“Now, drink some of this.”
It was an antidote, just in case.
Grulf smelled it and then turned his nose away. Medicine generally had disagreeable smells.
“Don’t be like that.”
I pulled Grulf’s mouth open and poured the drink down his throat.
He didn’t like it, but I managed to make him drink it anyway.
“Now, everyone’s waiting for us. Let’s go back.”
Grulf looked at me sulkily and then proceeded to ignore me.
I suppose he was mad that I had forced him to drink something that smelled and tasted bad.
“That was an antidote. Do you want to get sick later on?”
“…Your wounds might have become infected.”
“You wouldn’t like that, would you?”
It seemed like he understood it.
Now that he was satisfied, I took Grulf and we ran back to Serulis.
When we arrived at the scene, Serulis and the others had just finished storing all of the demon rat corpses in the bag.
“We were attacked a few times, but there were so few of them that it was no problem.”
Ario said with a laugh.
Josh sounded worried as asked,
“Is Grulf alright?”
“Yes, he’s fine.”
Grulf wagged his tail excitedly.
Serulis gave me my bag back and asked,
“Mister Locke. What were you going to search for?”
“I want to know why the demon rats were gathered here. There might be something.”
And so I went into the sewage water again.
Grulf was hitting the surface of the water with his front paws.
“Grulf, don’t come in here again.”
And then I checked the area that the rats had gathered to.
There was something strange about this place. Suspicious magical energy.
I used Search magic. It detected traces of magic in the area.
It detected the demon rat corpses that had sunk to the bottom. Maybe it was just detecting the magic stones?
I threw it into the magic bag.
When there were no more corpses in the area, I used the Search magic again.
There was something below the water that had faint magic power in it.
I picked it up.
“What is this…”
It was a fragment of something that had a metallic glow and was the size of a dog’s paw.
I’m thinking about picking up another series. Obviously, it must be a Japanese web novel. Let me know if you have any suggestions.