Chapter 2 – I Get Off The Mountain And. . . It’s Forest
A Mountain in the center of the world’s largest continent which nobody ever set foot on, nor even people dare to approach it. In certain altitude the climate will rapidly changes and it was impossible for humans to climb. Not even small footprints will remains in this place where natural disasters are just like a daily occurance. Also, this mountain is a place where the creatures called monster live.
There is a rank system in the human society to differentiate monsters, from the highest to the lowest rank are, “S • A • B • C • D • E • F”. And here in this place you can easily find S-ranked monsters. Simply speaking of a S-rank monster strenght, it’s to a degree as The Elite Knight from the major power will be annhilated when faced against it, or somehow they will be able to repel it in exchange for great casualities. In fact, they are on a level where human can’t do anything about it, just as natural disasters.
However, the maximum S-rank was only something that people arbitrarily decided. To tell the truth, in this mountain also exists monsters that exceeds even the S-rank. This is exactly why this mountain has become something of a taboo for people.
And right now, a man was coming down from this mountain .
The forest was formed by high trees, it’s so high that sunlight couldn’t reach the ground and make it hard to see what lies far ahead. While thinking about how wide the forest was, I walking and hanging around while eating nuts and fruit which I found.
[. . .Delishh] (Wazu)
Well, speaking of these nuts and fruits were delicius or not. . . I dare to say it was awesome. Particularly the one with a poisonous-looking color, it was very very delicous.
Honestly, I can tell this fruit and nut are really poisonous, I can distinguished them to some extent.
Probably. . . because these past two years I couldn’t eat anythings decent, I got some strange-resistance as the result. . .
Certainly, when I was living in the mountain, I mainly eating monster meat!?
I put anything in my mounth in order to survive. . . Although I did survive, it was very hard in the begining. . . I was throwing up, my stomach hurt, numb, hallucinations, fever, my body temperature dropped, I was quite in unstable condition before got used to it. . .
I’m doing well to survive. . . I have worked so hard. . .
Compared to what I ate at that time, even this ordinary nut was very delicous! There are plenty but let’s eat it little by little!
*munch. . munch. . mucnh. .*
Although I have no problem to walk in the forest alone, my heart still pounding uncontrolabe when thinking about meeting people. I wonder if it’ll be allright. . . I wonder if I can speak properly. . . I wonder if there was no problem with my appearance?
Once, I was making small knife from a sharpened monster bone to cut my hair. My clothes were made of monster fur, I washed it properly in the river there was no smells left so there is nothing to worry about. Afterall the first impression is important.
[Aa~ Aa~ Uuu~] (Wazu)
It’s bad. . . I’m too excited, I can’t settle down.
Let’s see, I have to properly look at the eyes of the other party. . . watch my tone as not to be rude. . . hmm? How do I starts a conversation again? First is greeting. . . and then do self introduction. . . then make a small talk. . . after that. . . after that. . . I wonder what I should talk about? I can’t tell the events of the world because I was secluded in the mountain for the past two years.
What should I do. . . I can see myself stumbled upon conversation in the future.
First of all, let’s gathering information by listening the people around, let’s make it look like I came from the country side. . . there is no problem with money. . . since the money I had brought in when I ran away from the home remains intact, I have a few tens silver coins. . .
. . . I’m not crying. It was a reasonable amount of money that ordinary townspeople possessed! It was my entire fortune which I saved before I went out from the Imperial capital!
However, when considering my future life, I have no choice except to going home because I don’t have anyone to rely on. . . at this late hour, it is. . .
I gained a little power when I live in the mountain. When it comes to that, I can register as an adventurer and live a frugal-life with the coin earned from low-ranked request, something like collecting herbal maybe. . . not many, but I also want to make a friend. I won’t meet my friend from the imperial city ever again. . .to able sharing a foolish tale with my new friend, such life are—
While I lost in thought, an arrow flew from the dinstance and hit on the fruit in my hand brilliantly.
Well, I wasn’t aware before. I thought that there is no time to avoided it, so I planning to catch it. I forgot that my hand was holding a fruit, so the arrow was stuck in a fruit just as it is. From the direction the flying arrow came, just a little far away somehow I can see a figure of person looking at my direction. Or rather, it was impossible for an arrow come flying by itself.
Again, my heart pounding.
At last, after 2 years I have an opportunity to make contact with human. . .
Yo~yosh! Here I comes!!
Without minding the other arrows that came flown at me, I walking to that place. After awhile I noticed that there were more than one person over there. Oh to suddenly meet so many people. . . I’m at a disadvantage here. I can’t give a response when they all talk to me at once.
. . . should I retreat?
[Release that child !!!]
[Discard your weapon and surrender quitely if you don’t want to be hurt !!!]
The moment I heard their voice, I threw up the fruits and nuts in my hand and started to run.
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