What? What is this girl… Just why are you being intimidating?
Lifting my forefoot, I grab the other head and keep it away from me . It’s good that I can control my body, at least . After evolving, my new partner suddenly tried to devour me!
“Guauu! Guauu! GuaaAAa!”
Just a moment! Don’t roar so loudly into my ear! I’m only doing this because you’re loud and scary! If you do not bite or come near, then I will release you . !
Regardless of whether my intention was understood or not, my partner becomes quiet . Good . I gently release my hold .
Immediately, she bites onto me again . What is wrong with this person… Once more, I quickly hold down her head with my forefoot . It might be better if I do this for a little while . I’ll have to hold it for a while . It’s dangerous to release my grip .
Dammit . Was this evolution a bad idea after all? The thought of [[Voice of God]] holding its stomach and laughing irritates me . Please take this seriously .
For the time being, I can be relieved as long as I keep hold . I should report to Ball Rabbit and Adofu that I was able to evolve without problems . Even if they expected it, I think my sudden change in appearance could still cause them to be uneasy . I turn my eyes to look at them .
Ball rabbit narrows its eyes and shakes its small body .
It breathes a sigh of contempt . What? I’m desperate here .
Moving on to Adofu, he is reaching for his sword while glaring at the second head .
W-wait! Don’t cut it! Surely this girl is a good child! Even a bad girl can be rehabilitated! Don’t kill this girl!
Though it’s sometimes good to remove the bad parts, this head is now a part of me . I can’t think of a solution just yet . For some reason, I have a strong urge to resist .
It’s probable that my companion’s abilities would be lost if she was removed . What? Is it okay to release my hold on her? While being on guard, I slowly pull back my forefoot . Our eyes meet for several seconds, before she abruptly turns her face away .
Th-this is going to be tiring… I don’t like the thought of changing seats with the one next to me . This is closer to sharing a room than sharing a body .
I wonder if it’s possible to use [[Telepathy]] . As I wonder, Ball Rabbit is already communicating with her as she’s roaring a lot . She responds with a voice, but half the time, it seems like she’s just playing around . This is a strange conversation, but at least it seems as though they’ve reached some sort of decision .
Hey, can you hear me?
I’m completely ignored . What do I do with this partner… She’s a bit imperfect compared to other creatures, you know?
“First of all, is everything alright? Do you understand me? Please lightly roar . ”
Adofu stops reaching for the sword when he hears my voice .
I expected the voice of an Ouroboros to be high-pitched, but it seems only my companion’s cries were like that . The Evil Plague Dragon’s voice was also a little high-pitched .
“…Are you unable to move your head?”
Yes, unfortunately it seems impossible, I confirm .
“I-is that so…”
After a bit of hesitation, Adofu withdraws the hand that was reaching for the sword .
Ball Rabbit looks at me with dead fish eyes .
…A-anyways, let’s think about what should be done next .
My present status will not be enough . My HP and MP went up, but my defense is not very high . That hero could defeat me with a single attack . The number of heads has increased, but there is clearly no cooperation . It’s possible that someone is pulling my leg . This will be a hindrance in the battle with the hero . I’ll seriously be sent flying once I’m in his field of vision .
Once again, it is necessary to go to the red ants’ nest .
The ants themselves don’t yield much experience . Instead, I need to obtain it from their queen . There is no doubt that a leader is commanding their movements . It is the nature of ants to have a queen, after all . Surely it will give out an abundant amount of experience .
The red ants’ combat abilities should be greatly diminished, and my strength should jump up from the continuous battles . As my level increases, I’ll reach my previous level of strength quickly . I’m an A-rank anyway . I think it should go well .
But, in order to go into the red ants’ nest, Ball Rabbit’s [[Light]] will be necessary . Today, I will go hunting to raise my level in preparation for battling the red ants . Meanwhile, I think the ball rabbit and Adofu should take it easy and rest . Tomorrow, I will defeat the queen ant to raise my level more, and then enter Haranae .
I would like Adofu to help, but…his dominant arm has become useless . It’s unreasonable to make him go, only for him to become a sacrifice . Without Adofu, I would have already died once the red ants had assembled .
It seems like he can still do everything like before, only he doesn’t have as much power . Though I have never used a sword, I understand that it is a fatal wound for a swordsman .
…Because I became a dragon specializing in recovery abilities, I may get an ability to fix Adofu’s arm .
It may be better to have him wait outside when we enter the nest of red ants . Because he’s still able to swing a sword, he still has combat potential, but I can’t expect him to perform as well as the last time .
It might be harsh, but it is probably best for Adofu to hear this now . If he feels that he’ll become a burden, Adofu will probably step back . I have come to understand him these past few days . It is impossible for Adofu to be unreasonably selfish and he is experienced enough to know his limits . I know he has more determination than I do .
[What will you do…]
Adofu lowers his gaze as he looks at his right hand . After that, he bites his lips and slowly shakes his head .
“I’m sorry, but…I do not have much strength . Nevertheless, if you want me to accompany you, I will come along . But if the time comes, I want you to abandon me if something happens . ”
…Is he no good, after all? It seems that Adofu will be outside keeping watch . While he may be attacked by monsters out in the desert, Adofu should be able to repel them .
For now, I will go hunting alone to see how I have changed .