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Water Spirit King and Flaming Knights
“Merdie, are you alright?”
“Haa, Haa, I, I’m at my limit , meow…”
We are desperately running away from the approaching flames. I’m a cat-form beastman, so my stamina isn’t that high.
I don’t like it when people say that I’m too similar to a cat, so I try not to add “meow” at the end of whatever I’m saying, but in an emergency, I can’t help this old habit.
“I’ll try to do something about the flames, so please run away, Merdie!”
Leaffa suddenly stopped and faced the blazing inferno.
“Leaffa, it’s no use , meow!! Run, meow!!!!”
I grabbed Leaffa’s arm and tried to pull her, but she won’t budge. Leaffa started to gather magic.
She cast a protective wind barrier, and somehow, the raging fire stopped coming towards us, but because the wind fanned it, the flames rose up higher.
“AHHHHH!!! What are you doing, meow!!! Leaffa’s magic can’t erase fire, meow!!!”
“I, I know that!! Now’s the time!! Merdie, run!!”
“What will Leaffa do, meow!??”
“I’ll stay here and try to stop the fire. I already blew the whistle, so I think Professor Tina is on her way!”
“There’s no way you can stop an inferno like this, meow!!!”
“It’s all my fault, so I’ll try to do something about this. I need to protect Merdie no matter what!”
“Then let’s run together, meow!!!”
“Merdie, you can’t run anymore, right? That’s why, go, quickly!!”
Th, this gal really has no intention of bowing down!!!
“Ahhh, whatever, I’m sorry, meow!!!!”
“Eh, wha, what ──”
I karate-chopped Leaffa at the back of her neck so she’ll lose consciousness. The stunned Leaffa fell to the ground, so I used all my strength and carried her while running full speed.
“After all of this, you really have to treat me to eat-all-you-can cake, meowwwww!!!”
My physical limit has already been exceeded. I forcibly moved my body with magic. I know I won’t be able to move 2-3 days from now, so I didn’t want to do this, but now I can’t grumble about this, meow!!!
I continued running away with all my might from the intense raging fire that gained momentum due to Leaffa’s magic.
After running for a while, I finally saw someone.
“Hey, both of you, run away now, meow, fire is coming, meow!!!”
“Eh… T, the forest is burning..”
“Mai, can you control that fire?”
“I can’t! Maybe that’s the fire knight we saw a while back. That flame doesn’t listen to my command at all! Mei, can’t you do something with water magic!?”
“It’s impossible! The whole forest is already on fire. You can’t extinguish that kind of flame unless you bring a Leviathan!”
Leviathan: Mythological Sea Monsters (ctto, taken from Google Images)
“Let’s escape (meow)!” (All)
Mai and Mei took the lead, and I continued to run as if I was chasing them.
After that, I ran for a few minutes.
I’m truly at the limit.
My mana is running out.
Is this the end?
── that’s what I thought… then…
“Oh, Merdie, Mai and Mei…And Leaffa… What happened? Is Leaffa okay?”
Halt and his follower Youko was standing there.
“Haaa, Haaa, w.. we.. were.. be.. being chased by.. d.. demons… Huff, huff… Leaffa tried to counter-attack, but the demon exploded and set the forest on fire, meow!!”
“So, Leaffa fainted by the demon’s attack?”
“Ah, no, Leaffa won’t budge, so I hit and stunned her, meow…”
“Ahh, is that so… Wait, Merdie, your ending word is just like a cat.”
“Ahhh, rather than spouting nonsense, let’s all escape, meow!!”
“Yes, let’s escape!” (Mai and Mei)
The fire finally reached us.
“Ah, but everyone’s already tired, right? Rest, I’ll extinguish the fire.”
Is he out of his mind, meow?
The forest’s already in a blaze, meow!?
There’s no way he can extinguish this all by himself, meow!!
Halt extended his arm and started to release mana. He formed a magic circle with that.
“Advanced-level magic, meow?”
Contrary to my predictions, Halt cast elementary-level water magic.
“There’s no way beginner magic can quench that fire, meow!!!”
── I tried to shove it away, but there’s something strange with this… In the first place, beginner magic doesn’t need magic circles. That circle also looked odd.
It’s like the circles used for summoning ──
Suddenly, a large amount of water overflowed from Halt’s magic circle. A gorgeous woman holding a trident appeared in the water.
“Halt, it’s been a long time.”
“Ah, it’s been a while. Have you been well?”
“Just so so. Hmm, lately, I’ve been lonely because you didn’t summon me.”
Halt and Ms. Gorgeous were chatting. While they were at it, we were being surrounded by flames, but the water from the magic circle formed a dome around us and served as a barrier against the flames.
“E, excuse me… Are you perhaps the Water Spirit King, Undine?”
Mei tried to talk to the beauty.
“Oh, aren’t you Mai-sama and Mei-sama? How are you? How’s the human world? Did you find any potential contractors?”
The summoned beauty seems to be acquainted with Mai, Mei, and Halt.
“No, not yet… Pardon me, but do you have a contract with Halt?”
“That’s right. Ah, I know! If you haven’t decided on a contractor yet, why don’t you consider Halt?
“This one is a tough guy. He even had a good fight with the Sea God.”
“I really admire his strength, so I proposed a contract with him.”
“If you haven’t decided on a contractor yet, I recommend Halt. I’m sure your father will also be satisfied.”
“We..W, we will consider it carefully.”
I don’t really get it, but one thing’s sure ── Halt is strong.
The water from the circle suddenly moved away from the dome on its own and spread towards the burning trees. The fire was finally extinguished.
My fatigue was wiped out, and Leaffa’s consciousness was all restored by Halt earlier.
“Sorry for earlier, Leaffa.”
“No, I’m the one who should apologize, I did not keep my cool. Thank you for carrying me all the way here.”
“It’s great that both of you were safe. By the way, what kind of monster did you meet that caused the forest to catch fire?”
After we calmed down, Halt asked us.
“It’s probably this, right?”
Undine-sama brought the ball of fire trapped inside a water chamber.
“Ah!!! Yes!! That’s it!!!”
Leaffa pointed to the mass of fire, which had the shape of a knight.
T/N: Leviathan is a creature with the form of a sea serpent from Jewish belief. Undine is a water-nymph from British Mythology who has a similar fate with the original Little Mermaid – doomed to die if love fails. She’s quite a popular character in games 🙂 Truly gorgeous. Images and definition ctto via Google 😉
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