A Transport Method Without Pride
“Alright, that should do it.”
It was the next morning.
I had been preparing to leave on my journey to gather some Dria flowers.
Unlike the quest for the Healia grass, this one would take me a few days.
Of course, that meant camping outdoors, so I needed to prepare.
Thankfully, a tent and food supplies were not too expensive, so I was able to acquire them immediately.
‘Hey, is there like a capacity limit for this thing?’
I asked the slime as I made them store the tent.
It was a tent for one person, so it wasn’t heavy. Still, it was clearly larger than the slime.
If there really was a limit, I wanted to know beforehand.
‘Hmm… I don’t know!’
Well, there was nothing I could do then.
I would just have to think about it when or if the time came.
‘Alright, let’s go then.’
We said as we left the town.
Our destination was the top of the western mountains, so we just had to climb them.
‘It’s so far…’
Some time had passed since we first started.
I had been walking for at least an hour now, but it didn’t seem any closer.
I think it was something like three days on foot…
Thanks to my skills, I didn’t get too tired physically, but I got tired mentally.
I mean, it just didn’t feel like I was making any progress.
And then I thought of something good.
‘Hey, are there any monsters nearby?’
‘I don’t know…why?’
‘I’m a Tamer. I thought maybe I could ride a monster if there is a good one in the area.’
My skill was called Taming.
It clearly wasn’t only Slimes I could tame. So I thought I would capture something else.
‘A monster that Yuji can ride… I will tell you if I find one.’
And so we continued towards the mountain while searching for monsters.
The Manager had said it was a ‘safe forest’ so there weren’t many monsters…
But after about thirty minutes, the slime raised its voice.
‘There’s one! A wolf-like monster is over there!’
We finally found a ride!
That’s what I thought as I looked towards it.
“It seems really hostile…”
The monster wolf was baring its fangs and growling at me.
Well, it was a monster. So maybe this was just normal behavior.
“Hey, please let me ride you!”
I tried solving the problem peacefully, but the monster ignored it and attacked me.
…It looked like I would just have to ride it by force.
‘I’m going to throw you now!’