After hearing this, the Cockatrice sounded very surprised and frantically tried to fly away.
But…I wasn’t about to let a man-eating monster escape.
Besides, it was the target of a hunting quest.
‘Magic-Transfer — Area Freeze: Medium!’
This time, I used freezing magic so it would not be able to dodge it.
The Cockatrice’s wings were frozen, and it began to fall from the sky.
As it did, I followed up with more magic.
‘Gggg…graaaagghhhh!! A…a mere human… Mere…foooooooood!’
The wings were very flammable.
And so the fire magic spread immediately…and the Cockatrice soon breathed its last breath.
“Now…the hunt is finished. I guess the taming of a new monster will have to wait until next time.”
I said as I began to walk away.
But…I thought I heard a slime say something, and so I stopped in my tracks.
‘Hmm? Did someone say something?’
‘I didn’t say anything?’
‘What’s wrong, Yuji?’
…So, I guess it was just me.
It seemed to be the case, but I perked up my ears and listened, just as a precaution.
And then…I heard the voice again.