Translated by: “GM_Rusaku” of “Nepustation”

Third Episode: Firefox 《Kuna》

I kept running since then, somehow I was able to arrived at the Seal City while the sun is still up high the sky. I’m always become speechless whenever I see the bizarre figure of the Seal City, even if I’ve seen it for how many time already.

The castle wall with height of 10m and thickness of 3m surrounds the the whole City. It was not prepared for any invading foreign enemies but prepared to contain something inside.

(Souji)「I’m tired as expected. As for the admission fee, 100,000 Val should be enough」

If a person doesn’t have neither a citizenship or an entry pass, they have to play 100,000 Val at the gate to pass. You can apply for an entry pass valid for a month by paying a price. I was able to get in the line when I had reached the gate.

This is the world’s most chaotic district. It’s dangerous and risky but both money and people gather up here. It’s to the extent that there is no exaggeration even if I say that there is nothing in this district that wouldn’t gather here.

For example, some holds slaves as a commodity here. There is a cage besides me that held slaves that’s hugging their knees while sitting with dead eyes. I would like to help them. But how would I do that? I can’t take the responsibilities for their life. It’s impossible for the current me, I can’t support them no matter what, they can only live their own lives.

(Souji)「It can’t be helped. Being practical is more important」

The other party is just doing it’s business. There is no need to be a hindrance to them. Like that I walked briskly with small steps, I reached the line for the entrance check in front of the gate. When I suddenly glance at the row of carriages, I saw the slave trader talking with a girl. I activate my magic cause it peeked my interest. So I used a wind magic that can pick up sounds.

「Ano, Excuse me. To enter this City what should I do desu ka?」

It was a very beautiful girl. She seems to be in her mid-teens, maybe the same age as me. Her long blond hair shines through the light, and her silky white skin moves attractively. Her features is a little on the gentle side, and this gave me the impression of being incredibly perfect girl. Although she has thin frame, it’s such an erotic sight. And her best characteristic is those fox ears that has the same color as her hair and that fox tail. It matches her very well.

I held my breath. When it was still a game, a partner of mine traveled along with me. It was the girl that I failed to save…. It was Kuna. I came here because of her. But I didn’t expect that I’ll meet her this early. It was around several years ago in the game IRURANDE when I first met her.

(Slave Trader)「Ah, Ojou-chan. Is this your first time here in the City?」

(Kuna)「Hai, Let alone this town, this is the first time that I went out of the village, I don’t know the method on how to enter big cities such as this desu」

She answered while giving a friendly smile. Is Kuna crazy? Why did you talk to that Slave Trader even when you asked a question?

(Slave Trader)「Are you not together with any other person?」

The slaver trader gives a signal to a carriage by hand, while having a greedy eye. A man was going around the girl’s blind spot, sneaking at her back.

(Kuna)「Yes, I am alone desu. I run away from the village! Because I heard that this city has a worker shortage and there’s a lot of work. And I heard that I could live alone here desu」

(Slave Trader)「Is that so, well, that’s great. A cute girl like Ojou-chan runs away from home all alone, how brave of you to travel to another city」

(Kuna)「Thank you very much. I’ll stand on my own in this city, I’ll triumph over Otou-sama, Anii-sama and the others desu」

She strongly clutch her fist, and Kuna’s eyes was sparkling. The smile of the slave trader intensify. That’s probably the reason. As for demi-humans who grows fox ears and tail, only the Firefox tribe has them.

The Firefox tribe is a extremely helpful tribe. They have the ability to heal and charm the heart of those who listens, as mana dwells in their songs. In relation to flame magic attribute, for them the magic equation can be build intuitively, it’s also innate for them to have the ability to control powerful flame with ease. And they age slower than humans.

Their life span doesn’t differ to a humans, but Firefox kept their beautiful and youthful figure until their death. They’re the best battle slave and sex slave, and when traded they are very expensive. Furthermore…… There is another of thing which raises their value.

(Slave Trader)「Then Oji-san will find you some work」

(Kuna)「Is that true desu ka!?」

While she was so absorbed in talking with the slave trader, the other person silently creep towards her back. A cloth was pressed to her mouth and she loses consciousness. The girl was then bound with ropes, they also put a magic interference talisman, then load her onto the carriage.

(Slave Trader)「Ojou-chan, I’ll give you the perfect work. Starting tomorrow, it’s an excellent work called slave」

The slave trader and the other person roars with laughter. Because they got a top quality slave in such a place they must be jumping with joy. Looking around, although many saw it, nobody stopped to help. In this world, law does not exist to anyone stepping out of the city. She was foolish, that’s why she was caught like that.

Usually, my mind will run with such thinking. But, I’ve known Kuna. The smiling face and a crying face of Kuna was carved in my mind. Therefore, I won’t abandon her. ….Even if, the Kuna that I saw and failed to save in the game and this Kuna that I just met are totally different persons. This time, I want to find happiness together with her.

I stood up and began to walk. I stand out in the line again but I didn’t care of such things. I arrive in front of the slave trader’s carriage and began to talk.

(Souji)「Merchant-san. That child is a daughter of my acquaintance. I was asked to watch out for her and came to this city. Will you please release her?」

(Slave Trader)「Hah? What are you talking about. Can’t you stop a false accusation? These child is one of my goods. I brought it here to sell it in this city」

(Souji)「I’ve saw every thing how that child was kidnapped」

(Slave Trader)「Then what of it. I’ll just say that this good was just supplied here」

(Souji)「Then you just admitted that you kidnapped her?」

(Slave Trader)「Hah? This is outside the city. The law doesn’t exist here」

(Souji)「Is that so? Ara, then there’s no problem then if I robbed you of your goods here? 【Magic Silver Refining: First Mode・Lance Piercer】」

I trusted the silver spear near his neck.

(Slave Trader)「Yo-you, what are, gu-guards, someone call the guards!!!」[TN#1]

The slave trader screams but no one moved to help. Everyone around had saw the slave trader carrying the girl away, I ignored the guy even if he kept calling for help.

(Souji)「This child is my benefactor. I can kill you for this child’s sake. And to the person hiding at the rear. If you move just another step forward, I’ll kill this guy.」

The tip of the spear lightly stabs onto the slave trader’s neck, blue particle bleeds instead of blood. It was evidence that the divine protection is working. But this merchant was a lower tiered Rank 1. If I stab the spear deeper it will use up all the protection and death will surely come.

He was secretly approaching before he received my warning. The slave trader’s companion stopped on his tracks. As for that guy, he is a higher tiered of Rank 1. I cannot win if I fight him head on. But after helping this child, escape is at least possible. Everyone’s movement stopped, the situation was at a standstill. It’s too quite to the extent of being a pain.

(Kuna)「So now what desu ka! My plan’s already ruined desu ka!!」

An out-of-place voice was heard. An angry voice, but surprisingly it was so lovely that it ruined the mood.

(Souji)「Eto, how did you got up?」

The slave trader jaw dropped with his dumbfounded face.

(Kuna)「That cloth that was was draped on me was applied with that medicine right? It won’t work on me, the poison’s effect is not enough desu yo. Tou-sama made me intake poison in small dosage and kept increasing the dosage in order for me to have resistance to it」

…..Long ago, I have heard such story. Kuna’s Otou-san seems to train his sons and daughters thoroughly that can be considered as Spartan training.

(Souji)「Then why where you caught just now!」

(Kuna)「Because I can’t pay for the entrance fee, I was thinking of being part of the goods in order to enter for free desu yo ne. Then after entering the city I’ll give them the slip then run away desu shi. That’s why I specially talked to that slave trader desu ka」

The slave trader’s and his companion’s mouth opened absent-mindedly. The hell, that’s too extreme.

(Slave Trader’s Companion)「Bu-but, how, despite being a Firefox we even put a magic interference talisman」

(Kuna)「This toy desu ka?」

The Firefox girl’s eye shined with redness. At the same time the talisman was burned all at once.

(Kuna)「So crude desu ne. This talisman type is the one that emits noise to interfere desu, but shutting it up is too easy because the pattern is too simple desu. Also the output is too weak. On the contrary putting too many interfered with each other thus turning everything pointless. The fact that escaping easily is possible, but It’s too lame to reverse the order right」

From the entire body, a red flame burst out flickeringly. The flame scatters frizzily, the trader’s skin was totally roasted particles of blue light was shed. Perhaps that child can even beat the other one with a higher tiered Rank 1.

(Slave Trader)「Hi-hiii. En-enough, get away, I was in the wrong」

While listening to the cries of the trader the of Firefox girl slowly got out of the carriage.

(Kuna)「Jaa, lets move on then. The Onii-san over there. Because you ruined my plan then I’ll have you take responsibility」

Was mockingly said by the girl. Strangely that behavior feels nostalgic.

(Souji)「Was it unnecessary?」

(Kuna)「It was a first for me being helped by a boy, being a girl myself I’m somewhat happy desu. That’s why it wasn’t unnecessary desu」

Kuna wore a smile on her face that wasn’t shown much on the game. As far as I know Kuna was more of a silent and emotionless type. She was a girl that wasn’t interested in anyone including me. Her smile is so irresistible that it made me glad.

(Souji)「…..That so, then it’s all good. Let’s continue our talk over there」

Then the two of us went away from the line.

Translator’s Notes:

1). Slave Trader here talked in broken line cause of panic

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