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Name: Asagi Kamiyashiro
Job: Adventurer (Rank: E)
STR: 125 VIT: 118
AGI: 366 DEX: 158
INT: 120 LUK: 14
Skills: ‘Jack of all Trades, Master of None’, Presence Detection, One-handed Sword, Short Sword, Spear
Magic: Ice, Water, Fire
Quest: Eliminate the Forest Wolves
Party: Daniela Villesilf
Equipment: Head – None
Body – Leather Armor
Arms – Leather Gloves
Legs – None
Feet – Leather Boots
Weapons – Iron Sword
– Iron Short Sword
Accessories – None
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I had Presence Detection now. I guess it was because of all the practicing. It was great being able to actually see the results of your work. I put the card back into my pocket and report it to Daniela.
“I have Presence Detection.”
“That is good. You worked hard for it!”
She was so happy that you’d think it was her that got a new skill. It made me feel even better about putting in the effort.
“Well then, food looks about ready.”
One moment Daniela was standing in front of me, the next she was on my side as she rammed into me. I didn’t understand what was happening. The spoon I was holding got caught on the pot and the whole thing flew into the air. The delicious looking soup danced in the air before losing to the powers of gravity and splattering all over the ground.
“We run! Asagi!!”
I returned to myself with those words. There was something on the other side of the pot. It looked a little like a giant wolf, but I didn’t have time to make sure of it, as I stumbled off after Daniela.
“Hahhh, hhh…ah…That was…Beowulf…!”
After running from our camp, the two of us were now hiding in the hollow of a large tree. Whatever it was that I saw, it was called Beowulf. Apparently, he was the master of the forest wolves. Daniela explained this as she caught her breath.
“Hhhh… He is a forest wolf who has lived a very long life. But as forest wolves are hunted by adventurers, it’s only a small few that survive that long… I never would have suspected he’d be in a forest so close to the town…”
“I only saw it for a second, but it looked huge.”
“Aye, he was over two meters tall.”
“Could we kill it?”
“To be frank, that would be quite difficult.”
I find myself making a fist. There was a monster that we were not capable of defeating. There was no one to call for help here. And it was night time. It would be hard to see. But he was huge and a wolf besides. It wouldn’t take long for him to follow our scent and find us. There was almost no chance of us winning.
“What should we do…”
“I’m afraid that I’ve done you great harm.”
“What’s this, all of a sudden?”
“This would not have happened if I hadn’t suggested we come out here to train.”
“Daniela, that’s not true. And I’m glad that we came out here. I learned a lot, and more than anything, it was fun.”
“But I have no intention of dying here. We’ll kill him. We’ll live and we’ll return home.”
“Yes, you are right… We are a party. We must both live.”
The light that shone from the cracks in the clouds illuminated Daniela’s smile then. Her face was as beautiful as any art could be. I couldn’t help but be captivated. But then I saw something behind her.
Daniela turned around to see.
“It looks like a building of some sort.”
I could see it now. The stone structure in the moonlight.
“What should we do?”
“There’s no point in staying here. Let’s give it a closer look.”
Daniela nods and stands up. Still cautious of our surroundings, we decided to slowly make our way towards the mysterious building.