Kansutoppu! / Kansutoppu! Chapter 14
Xant: Ok this chapter got really nasty, really quickly. Ick. Also I made a post for clarity regarding my <> quote style which can be found here. And while we’re on the topic of those <> quotes, go and take part in the poll found here and give me some feedback! Voting is over. Overwhelming “Yes”. Angle brackets are staying.
Chapter may have minor changes later on, I’m posting this before getting 9’s official stamp of approval.
Chapter 14 – Mysterious Ghost Mansion 4 I had originally thought that this underground area would have a complicated inner structure and was worried that I wouldn’t know where to start, but there was only a straight passage stretching into the distance. We were attacked many times by the same kind of monster from earlier but I defeated them all. Because of the range the ghost’s magic had, protecting Roel and Tolppo became troublesome. But since I have been fighting a long time by myself, I wasn’t afraid of the magic’s range.
“Ryua…..way too strong……”
Tolppo has been carefully watching me the whole time. I wonder if I should talk to her about what happened to me at the
“I wonder if this is the end?”
“Someone open it? I guess I’ll open it? Then, I’m opening it.”
There was a hand clinging around my waist, so it was quite hard to move. I gently grasped Roel’s hand and moved it away. I wonder where the
Tolppo murmured, and her tone made Roel’s fear go up a notch. In one go I quickly open the door.
Behind the door there was Francois-san, slovenly hanging from above. A rope was around her neck, and her mouth was wide open dripping vomit. Starting from her skirt and running down her leg, excretion dripped onto the floor.
Finally Roel’s fear reached its breaking point. It doesn’t seem like she’s going to separate from me now. Honestly, I wasn’t able to hide my shock either. I unconsciously moved back and collided with Tolppo. I wonder what was going through his, no her mind when she saw the corpse.
There was also the corpse of a mummified little girl and the skeletal corpse of what I assume is a man in the room as well. It appears that the girl who clung on me and the man who led us to this place are both here. I wonder, just what the heck happened? Why did Francois commit suicide here, of all places? I wonder if this quest will end filled with mystery…
“W-what are we supposed to do…..?”
Tolppo’s expression completely changed and pointed at Francois. Francois’ exhausted head faintly moved. Suddenly her head started moving.
It leaked out a terrible, hoarse voice.
The head of the corpse faced this way. The loose tongue from her mouth was dangling out. Her eyes on that deathly pale face opened and looked directly at us. Her neck, like a snail, squeezed itself out from the rope. Her head bent 90 degrees to the side as she landed on the ground, pigeon-toed. Her gaze was on us. In the next instant, I can only describe it as expanding and contracting at will, its arm stretched forward aiming towards me.
【Francois appeared! Francois suddenly attacked!】
I protected Tolppo who was behind me by deflecting the arm with my right hand. After I blocked the attack the arm fell to the floor, and then as if nothing happened the arm of
Barely holding on to her staff, there were tears coming out of Roel’s eyes. I won’t let that thing touch Roel or Tolppo, no matter what. (TL:何としてでもロエル達には手を出させない。) Even so I feel uneasy about this, especially since when she hit me earlier it had the same sensation as when I had hit the
【Tolppo cast Blazeshot!】
A large flame bullet hit
【Francois didn’t receive any damage! HP 0/0】
It was the first time I heard that word. I wondered if it wasn’t actually a Ghost-type.
It seems a
“It’s the first time I……”
I became scared, and Roel powerlessly dropped her staff on the floor. As I looked at her shivering, I felt helpless. Even though I promised to protect her I got utterly frightened. I should be fighting to give her peace of mind, yet I still became afraid.
“Old lady, don’t you want to kill me? But that’s impossible just so you’re aware.”
I began to provoke her. I was cautious as I could be as I faced her. I wasn’t sure if I was able to do it properly, but
“It’s useless you know!”
I took the arm with my left hand, and as I twisted it I flung her to the ground. This monster doesn’t feel any pain in its current state, it seems.
The arm on the floor twitched and crept up my leg at high speed. It grasped my leg and at the same time its other hand approached my neck.
It was the same as that time with the
But since it was impossible for me, Roel’s delicate strength won’t be able to do it. I don’t know how, or if, Tolppo was participating in this fight.
“What are you doing! Let go of Ryua-chan!”
I won’t let myself die here. There is something I have to do here. Something like you……..
I felt something when she easily pulverized the
I felt that Tolppo had backed away. My fingers were currently dug into the corpse’s hands. I peeled its fingers off of me, and with all my strength I threw it at the wall. The arm fell from the wall to the floor and it immediately started to crawl towards me.
Roel was frantically using
The arm under my foot started to squirm in a weird way. Its dreadful strength that was trying to escape from my foot became faintly weaker.
I wonder what Tolppo’s idea is, urging Roel to use
The first one voiced their surprise was Roel. I didn’t understand what just happened.
I don’t really know why, but
“So that’s it…since the undead is injured already, healing causes pain.”
“But, I can’t reach from here….”
If that’s the case, then it’s my turn. I dashed from the side toward
Roel was perplexed as I was pinning
“Quickly, do it now!”
If this guy stands up I won’t be able to stop it. I had shouted due to the urgency.
I wanted to block my ears since the
The healing light continued to pour onto
At least, that’s what should have happened.
============== Author’s Notes (Cleaned up by Xant)
This arc will only continue for 2 more chapters.
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