WM – Chapter 52: Takatsuki Makoto fights the Taboo Dragons

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[Water Magic: Yamata no Orochi].

I put my everything on this spell that took me seven days of getting along with the Spirits.

Water Monarch Magic: Yamata No Orochi.

A gigantic 8-headed snake that could be mistaken for a mountain appears.

When I look back, there’s Sakurai-kun with an excited expression, Sa-san whose eyes are sparkling, and Yokoyama-san who fell on her butt.

“Hey hey, Takatsuki-kun! This is a snake, right?!” (Aya)

Looks like the lamia Sa-san felt some sort of kinship with it.

…This girl really has changed.

“Spirit-sans, there’s 2 displeasing guys down there. Can you please throw them out of the dungeon?” (Makoto)

*Hiissssssss!*

The Water Orochi raised a cry, and dove right into the darkness of the cave. 

This is my first time using it, but the pressure of Monarch Rank Magic is incredible.

I heard that the magic above Superior Rank becomes life-like, but the Orochi feels like it is alive.

Or more like, scary.

I wonder if Lucy will one day use this kind of magic…

If her magic goes awry, I feel like the party would be wiped out.

“Takatsuki-kun! That’s incredible!” (Sakurai)

Sakurai-kun is totally hyped.

“It would be nice if it works though.” (Makoto)

“That’s Monarch Magic?” (Sakurai)

“Yeah. I think it went well for being my first time.” (Makoto)

“Eh?! …Is that so… M-Monarch Rank…?” (Yokoyama)

“Saki-chan, can you stand?” (Aya)

Sa-san helps Yokoyama-san who is sitting on her butt with weak legs.

“Sa-san, can you three regroup with Lucy and the others?” (Makoto)

“Okay but, what about you, Takatsuki-kun?” (Aya)

“I have to control the spell until the Taboo Dragons are brought outside the dungeon.” (Makoto)

“What should I do?” (Sakurai)

Sakurai-kun asks.

Oi oi, what are you saying, Hero-sama?

“I will throw the enemies outside the dungeon, so cut them down.” (Makoto)

“G-Got it.” (Sakurai)

Water Magic may look flashy, but it has low attack power, so even with Monarch  Magic, I don’t think it can defeat the enemy.

“T-Takatsuki-kun!” (Yokoyama)

Yokoyama-san suddenly calls me.

“What’s the matter?” (Makoto)

“Y-Your back!” (Yokoyama)

*Splash!*

A giant splash of water rises and the Yamata Orochi appears once again.

*Kaaaaaaa!*

An ear-piercing cry resonates in the dungeon.

“That’s…a Taboo Dragon?” (Aya)

Sa-san mutters.

I am not confident to call it a dragon. It was like a gigantic white earth worm.

There’s several mouths on its body.

It is currently struggling with the Orochi wrapped around it.

The other dragon has eyes all over its body, and its eyes were moving around restlessly.

It is different from what I imagined.

They called it a fiendish dragon, so I imagined something a bit more grim and sinister.

If I had to describe it…

“What’s that?! Gross!” (Aya)

“Right?” (Makoto)

I agree with Sa-san.

The Taboo Dragon is gross. Gross Dragon.

*Kaaaaaaaaaaaa!*

The Taboo Dragons raise ear-piercing cries that sound like the scratching of glass as they get taken away by the Orochi.

“Now, Sakurai-kun, let’s go.” (Makoto)

“Y-Yeah…” (Sakurai)

The Taboo Dragon is struggling to escape from the coiling of the Orochi. 

I control the spell in order to not allow that, and carry them.

“Takatsuki-kun, how are you gonna bring them outside?” (Sakurai)

“There’s a place at the underground lake where there’s a hole. I will bring them all the way there and throw them outside.” (Makoto)

*Kaaaaaaaaaaa!!!*

The Taboo Dragon is raising screams of pain.

That one is the Taboo Dragon with lots of mouths, huh.

“Takatsuki-kun, the Taboo Dragon’s voice has an effect that makes your heart have doubts. Are you okay? Our mages were unable to use magic from that voice.” (Sakurai)

“Is that so.” (Makoto)

It is true that it is a disturbing voice.

But it doesn’t seem like it is to the point of making me unable to use magic.

Probably the effect of Clear Mind.

“It seems like I’m okay.” (Makoto)

“…Our high rank mages were wiped out by that though…” (Sakurai)

Sakurai-kun said this amazed.

“Then, does the guy there with a whole lot of eyes have a bad effect as well?” (Makoto)

“Yeah, you apparently get hit with charm magic when you meet eyes with it. Are you okay?” (Sakurai)

In regards to charm, it didn’t work with the harpy either.

“No problems. Are you okay, Sakurai-kun?” (Makoto)

“With the divine protection of the Sun Goddess, I am not affected by abnormal status effects.” (Sakurai)

“…”

This damn cheat.

Sakurai-kun doesn’t notice my gaze.

*Gyaaaaaaaaa!!*

He is watching the violent struggle between the two Taboo Dragons and the Water Orochi with excitement.

“There’s practically no Monarch Rank Mages even in the Highland Kingdom. Especially Water Monarch Magic. It is the first time I see it.” (Sakurai)

“I had to prepare for 7 days in order to use this spell once. Moreover, I can’t use it unless the Spirits are cooperative. It isn’t magic that can be fueled easily.” (Makoto)

“It is not only about activating it. It is pretty rare to see a mage that can control their magic to this extent, you know.” (Sakurai)

He is praising me quite a whole lot.

Is there no good mage in the Sun Country of Highland?

“We are close to seeing it.” (Makoto)

There’s the sunlight coming in from the hole at the top of this underground lake area.

Night has already passed, it seems.

“It is great that Lucy’s meteors widened the big hole.” (Makoto)

“Did you say something?” (Sakurai)

“No, speaking to myself.” (Makoto)

Now then, the last step! 

“Sakurai-kun, I will bring the Taboo Dragons outside. My spell will disappear the moment it gets outside, so there’s no redoing.” (Makoto)

“I heard nothing about that!” (Yokoyama)

Ah, should I have told Saki beforehand?

“Sakurai-kun should be okay, right?” (Makoto)

“Kuh, I will!” (Sakurai)

Sakurai-kun shows an expression of resolve.

“Spirit-sans, we are going there.” (Makoto)

I ride on top of the Orochi’s head.

There’s the Taboo Dragon with eyes all-over closeby.

(Uhe, it is grosser when close…) (Makoto)

Let’s finish this quickly.

[Water Magic: Colossal Ascending Dragon].

The Yamata no Orochi changes its shape into a giant dragon, and rises up to the big hole at the top of the dungeon with the two Taboo Dragons and me.

(Thanks…Spirit-sans.) (Makoto)

The moment we left the dungeon, my Spirit Magic lost power, and disappeared.

The Taboo Dragons and I were thrown outside from high up in the air.

(Has Sakurai-kun arrived?) (Makoto)

Thinking this, I see Sakurai-kun clad in a golden aura. 

(He is absorbing the light of the sun?) (Makoto)

His shine is increasing more and more.

This is the Light Hero Skill, huh.

I leave the rest to you, Sakurai-kun.

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