Chapter 9 – Shield Effect
I stood on the wide meadow, and my body is shining brightly due to the effect of [Shield] skill.
The slime still tries desperately to hit me.
What a weird sight!
「Nnn, wait, how long is the effect of this [Shield]」
As expected, I didn’t want to go back to the city with the light shining on my body, and even when I slept, it was very bright and would be a nuisance.
However, it cannot be denied that this [Shield] will be convenient for battle.
Well, is there any good way?
「Nn, nn, 【Fire】!」
……What is that?
The voices of men and women were heard from nearby. Apparently it seems to be a fighting, but there should be only small-fry in this meadow with slime at the top.
Are they novice adventurers?
When I went to that voice, I saw familiar faces.
There was Dia-kun who was waving a sword against two slimes, and Tina-chan who attacked with [Fire] magic skill. It seems Freutz-san isn’t with them.
I don’t know the rules or manners of hunting, so i just peeking them…
Unless they are in a pinch, it’s not good to put your hands on it.
Dia-kun fought with a sword in his right hand and a small shield in his left hand. However, the swing of his sword didn’t look so good, and it seemed he was still unfamiliar with it.
Tina-chan attacked with a fire from her palm, but it seemed that her firepower was not enough and she doesn’t do much damage to the slime.
……It was close a battle.
When I thought so, Dia-kun was holding one of the slime. But the other slime tried to attack Tina-chan when it sees the gap, it was dangerous.
「Surely, i can’t let it happen. 【Shield】!」
Magicians are generally has a weak defenses.
This must be common sense in any world. When I used my skill, Tina was enveloped in light and prevented the slime who was hitting her body.
I have placed my hands onto someone else fight, but let me forgive it later.
Of course, I also want to make sure that i can use [Shield] to the other person, and see if it will be effective. Tina-chan was surprised opened her eyes wide and forgot to attack.
「!? Tina, quickly, attack!」
「Eh, Ah, 【Fire】!!」
After listening to Dia-kun’s voice, she immediately used her magic.
The slime that attacked Tina-chan was covered in fire. And Dia-kun also killed the other slime with his sword.
「What is that …Eh, Hiroki-san!」
「Ah … You found me.」
I was peeking at the battle. At first I didn’t want to interfere, it can’t be helped.
「Oh, it’s you Hiroki, you helped us. Thanks」
「Ah, yes, you’re welcome.」
Apparently, they found out because there is a [Shield] too on me. Tina’s body is also shining lightly …
「Why are you here? it’s dangerous If a healer is going alone……………ehh?!」
For some reason, Dia-kun, who warned me, was shocked, followed by Tina.
What is that? I looked at my back, but there was nothing. They pointed at me. I was worried because of a sudden change.
They pointed at my feet.
There were three slimes that desperately hit me.
It increased in time. I did not notice it at all. Because i avoided it all.
「Etto~ I’ll be grateful if you can kill it because i don’t have firepower to defeat it.」
「………… Oh, oh」
「Yes, yes …」
When I asked, they started attacking the slime.
Since Slime’s target is me, Dia-kun shook his sword at full power without worrying about defense. Tina-chan is using her lower skill, they was able to defeat three slimes safely.
「Thank you. I’m glad because I can’t defeat it with myself.」
If i pulled slime to the city gate. The people will surely be surprised. Maybe the gatekeepers will scold me for increasing their work.
When I think so, I feel relieved.
Oh, Speaking of which Dia-kun was injured by the slime.
「Oh, ah, thank you!」
「Thank you for protecting me with [Shield] before … But is it okay to use it for us? The amount of usage depends on the ability of the status value … You will get tired if you use it too much.」
「Aa, It’s okay. No problem」
Hearing my words, Tina patted her chest with relief.
I don’t know how many [Heal] or [Shield] I can use, but I’m not tired at all. However, I am happy to know that if I use it too much, I will feel tired.
「Problem is, this [Shield]. Body will shine and stand out when it is applied.」
I spread my arms and smiled bitterly.
「Etto, the effect can be changed to some extent by imagining when using skills.」
「Yes. I can adjust the power of my [Fire] as well.」
「Oh I see」
「By the way, [Shield] can only be stacked five times. It is impossible to do more, and it seems that the effect will disappear if you use it more than that.
Hearing Tina’s words.
Certainly, it’s no wonder that just scratch and serious injury is cured with the same [Heal].
Imagination, Imagination, Imagination … The effect of the [Shield] is only 5 times, so if want to hide the light. I need to imagine the it without the light.
I use it for Tina-chan and me.
Apparently it worked, the thin light was gone. Thank you for teaching me that, i’m relieved.
「It was good. Dia-kun is the vanguard and Tina-chan is the rearguard. The party balance is good.」
「Kun? No need to use honorific like that, just call me by my name!」
「Ah, yes? Well then, Dia and Tina. It may be difficult to call someone’s older like this, but just call me Hiroki then.」
When I told them so, they both looked confused.
「Is Hiroki older than me? I thought we’re about the same age. I’m 15 years old.」
「I am thirteen」
「Umm……………… I’m 19 years old」
I’m Hiroki, 19 years old.
Turns out to be the same age as a 15-year-old child. Foreigners can’t see us Japanese as an adults. Even in the different world.
「It’s good to look younger」
Receiving Tina’s gentle words, I dropped my shoulder.
「Nn, are both of you always hunting like this?」
「Oh, not really. It’s because Freutz drinking too much and sleeping.」
Dia set up his sword and tells that he will soon become a full-fledged adventurer. And Freutz, should have been their guardian, but he’s drank too much.
…… Well, I’m really sleepy.
The two people laugh when saw me yawning greatly.
「Because I stayed up all night, I didn’t sleep at all….I’m going to find an inn and sleep for the time being.」
「Then, I’ll recommend 『Falling Stars』 which is just a short walk to the left after entering the gate.」
「Oh, really? Thank you, i’ll go then!」
It seems that the price is also reasonable at the inn where Dia and the others staying.
I don’t like if it’s too cheap or too expensive as well. When i think so, it is very thankful that someone can recommends you.
「Nja, I hope will see you again.」
「Oh, Tina and I will be in this city for a while and maybe we will meet at the inn.」
「Thank you for the [Shield].」
While waving to Tina and Dia, I left the meadow and returned to the city.
-But, I encountered a slime on the way, so I got back to Tina and Dia and asked them to defeat it…can’t be helped.