“Tama, transform into unic form.”
Lunch is over and work resumes.
This afternoon, at the request of the Adventurers’ Guild, we are transporting the dangerous species that Nina and her team have killed to a guild-managed dismantling site. So we move in our transportation form, unic form.
“I don’t want to see her.”
“I’m not going to let you get away with that. Look, ……… this is a job, this is business. If you don’t want to talk to Nina, you don’t have to, okay?”
“Woo ………… fine.”
“Anyway, don’t worry about it. You’re not an adventurer anymore.”
Apparently, Shiny doesn’t want to see Nina. It was Nina who gave us the Omigod request, and there’s also the matter of Nina spreading the word about the company. Even if they can’t get along, I want them to at least have a normal conversation.
“Don’t fight with her. She’s a customer.”
“President. The location is 《Gorilla Forest》 southeast of Zenimouke. The Gorilla Forest is home to Kong monsters, the most dangerous of which is the Metal Kong.”
“I understand. Tama, give me directions.”
“Understood. We are currently in unic form, so we cannot use our armaments. Please be careful.”
Oh, I remember that the armament of the truck cannot be used in each form. I haven’t used them lately, so I forgot. But I guess it’s OK, Shiny is here too.
So, it’s time to go to 《Gorilla Forest》!
The Gorilla Forest was a forest further in from the nearby villages. Recently, gorillas have become more active, attacking merchants and adventurers on the road.
A dangerous species of gorilla, the Metal Kong, had been discovered in the forest, and the guild leader, Nina, was sent to take it down.
” The rule is that you have to be a class B or above adventurer to handle dangerous species. Maybe there were no other senior adventurers besides Niramana, or maybe it was an urgent request. …….Well, whatever.”
“Hmmm. By the way, is that Metal Kong guy strong?”
“Well, he’s a creepy gorilla with gleaming metal skin all over. It’s hard all over and kind of nasty, but Niramana can handle it. And me, of course.”
Is it really true or is Shiny just being disingenuous?
I’ve never seen Shiny’s strength. I can’t say. Dangerous species are like the Venom Dragon, right?
“The skin of a Metal Kong is a first-class material for armor. It would certainly be a shame to throw it away.”
We continue on our way, me with bottled tea, Shiny with juice and Pocky as a snack. Shiny looked sleepy, probably because it was after lunch.
“It’s going to be another hour, so you can go to sleep.”
Shiny then began to sleep.
She is usually so noisy, but when she is quiet, she is so cute. However, I wonder if Shiny has any family, although I hired her by accident after she was fired from her job as an adventurer. And Mireina, too, but I haven’t heard about them properly.
At this point, I still didn’t care.
When we arrived at the “Gorilla Forest,” the guild’s guide was waiting for us. Apparently, he had tied a rope to a Metal Kong and dragged it along the way. That’s quite a feat.
The guide led the unic truck to a slightly open area where we found the desired Metal Kong.
“I’ve been waiting for you.”
And there was Nina standing next to it.
She was dressed in blue clothes and armor, with an ornate spear on her back. Dignified and cool. But the gorilla by her side is way too vicious and scary.
I wake Shiny up and we both get out of the truck. Nina and Shiny looked at each other, but didn’t say anything in particular.
“This is Metal Kong. I was lucky enough to kill it with one blow, and it’s in perfect condition, so I’d really like to get some material from it. But I’ve been having trouble finding a way to transport it.”
“And it’s huge…”
Its size is no less than that of the Venom Dragon. It has no body hair and its entire body shines with a shiny silver color. To be frank, it’s creepy. The fact that it is wet in places suggests that it has been freshly defrosted from the ice.
Let’s get to work, shall we? Need some help?”
“Please. Please help me to wire it.”
” Waiyaa? Mm, give me instructions anyway.”
I direct the adventurers Nina has brought with her to wrap the wire around Metal Kong’s body. Then I maneuvered the crane to fish the Kong, and lowered it into the back of the truck.
It was refreshing to see the adventurers’ surprise when they saw the crane. After that, we fixed it to the back of the truck and that was it.
“Hmmm, it’s a strange vehicle. I heard it was made in Sugedaro.”
“Uh, it’s a trade secret.”
“…Too bad. I would love to own one for the guild.”
“… Niramana, have you laid down the barrier?”
“…Yeah. But this.”
Suddenly, Nina and Shiny’s faces become stern.
I don’t understand what’s going on, and they’re looking at each other. Then Shiny pulls out the two swords on her back, and Nina says to the adventurers.
“We’re under attack! All of you, ready your weapons!”
“… That’s funny. The leader, Metal Kong, has been killed. Kong-type monsters work in packs, and now that the pack leader is gone, it’s normal for them to leave the surrounding areas and reestablish their packs elsewhere.”
“… Actually, the monsters have been moving around a lot more lately. That could be the cause.”
“What is this? What is happening?”
“I’m so annoyed. You go hide in the truck. I’ll protect you.”
I hear a rustling sound, as if something is scurrying through the bushes.
It doesn’t sound friendly by any stretch of the imagination. Nina is warning everyone to be careful in the first place.
I’m in the way, so I do as I’m told and take shelter in the unic truck.
“Here it comes, everyone beware, it’s Mud Kong!”
What appeared was a gorilla monster that looked to be about 3 meters tall.
Its brown body hair and glazed eyes were not very intellectual looking. To be honest, I don’t know how I could stand up to it.
“Come on, you little bastard!”
“I’ll take care covering for you.”
“I’m going to start chanting magic, follow me!!”
Wow, everyone is ready to kill, aren’t they? A warrior with a sword slashed at a gorilla, an arrow fired by a woman pierced the gorilla’s eye, and a chunk of ice flew out from the staff of a robed man.
“What is that?”
“That’s a different kind of magic in this world, called witchcraft. Like adventurers, there are different ranks: beginner, intermediate, advanced, special, Pope, and god of magic, respectively.”
Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes with magic.
It’s wonderful, isn’t it? Maybe.
“I’m sorry, but you can’t use it, President.”
“…………. I see.”
Too bad. My dreams were so fleeting……..Hmm?
” Oh, ………. wow.”
Shiny and Nina were dancing “Ao” and “Blue” in my line of sight.
Shiny’s twin-sworded swordsmanship is amazing, lightly severing the gorilla’s limbs and stopping it from moving. Then, Nina stabbed the gorilla in the heart to finish it off.
The gorilla’s punch never hits. That’s how graceful and sophisticated their dance was.
“President. One of the Mud Kongs is approaching us.”
Well, seriously. One of the gorillas is eyeing me!?
And our eyes met. Oh no, this is too bad!!
“Whaaaaaaa!? Tatatam!? Intercept intercept!!”
“Currently in unic form. No armament. Please raise your level to obtain armament.”
“Do something about it!”
Shiny and the others don’t know.!? What to do, what to do, what to do…!?
“I have a suggestion. I recommend using the Desert Eagle on the President’s hip to repel the attack.”
“That’s the way to do it!”
I totally forgot I had a self-defense gun on my hip.
I never used my Desert Eagle, but today is the first time I’m going to have a chance to use it. Or rather, if I don’t use it, I will die.
“Let’s see, let’s see, pull the slide, remove the safety, and uhhh…”
Just a few meters away is a gorilla. I am truly terrified and stick my pistol out of the slightly open window. All I have to do is pull the trigger.
I pulled the trigger anyway. The recoil was huge, but I didn’t care.
All the bullets were fired and the slide was completely locked back. It’s in a hold-open state. Then the dashboard opened and something came out. It seems to be a magazine for the handgun.
“President. Change the magazine. Mud Kong has already been killed.”
“I see. …. Huh.”
Mud Kong, full of holes, had died beside the truck.
“It’s okay. You care too much.”
“But I’m your……. president’s bodyguard.
On the way back. Shiny was depressed.
Apparently, she was concerned that she had left my side and was fighting monsters. And the moment she heard the sound of the gun and came to me, she seemed to remember her role.
She has been apologizing ever since. I hope she won’t do it again. By the way, Nina and her friends are coming slowly later in a carriage.
“I’ve had a good experience. I’ve learned that a gun works against monsters.”
Hmmm…what should I do?
“All right. Then the punishment is no more Pocky.”
“No way. If you really don’t want that to happen, go back to your usual shininess. It’s hard to do that when you have a busy day tomorrow and you’re still depressed.”
“Okay, let’s drop Metal Kong off at the guild’s dismantling site and call it a day.”
I’m tired today…. I miss Mireina and Kirie…