‘My mom told me not to go close to strange leaves!’
I see. So there were monsters that trapped slimes.
They got evaporated by Lesser Fire Dragons and trapped by others—life as a slime could be hard, it seemed.
As I mused over that—a giant dark shadow appeared in the water.
It was the same shape as the Maneater Bass I had seen at the guild.
‘It took the bait!’
It seemed to be going well.
I should have done this in the first place.
I wouldn’t even have to transfer magic at this distance.
Still, magic involving bullets seemed like they wouldn’t reach it…
I chanted. And then a giants sphere of ice grew in the area that the shadow had been.
The river water within the area of effect had all turned into ice.
So now I knew that the area of effect for Area Freeze was a nice sphere.
And with that thought, I pulled out the sphere of ice from the water.
“All right, mission accomplished.”
That being said, I couldn’t bring the entire block of ice with me.
I had to break it somehow…
It was while I was thinking this, that cracks started to appear on the block of ice.
Perhaps it would just break naturally.
I thought hopefully—and then the cracks began to spread.
Then there was a loud cracking sound, and then the block of ice cracked in half completely—and the Maneater Bass jumped out.