Chapter 19: The Meeting with the Former Crown Prince│Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com
“What do we do now, Ivan?”
Nadia asks as we walk through the maze of corridors.
“…Of course, we’re aiming for the labyrinth’s bottom layer. So let’s start by going down the stairs.”
We walked to the stairwell without saying anything.
Killing the crown prince and the other sons and daughters and taking their food is also my priory, but I’m not in the mood right now.
“Now it’s my turn.”
Nadia takes a step forward as she notices several Hellhounds and two slimes in front of us.
In front of Nadia, a glowing magical circle appears, and a summoned beast in the shape of a lion leaps out.
The Hellhounds shudder for a moment as they see the summoned beast, but they quickly surround the summoned beast.
Because it moves so slowly, the slime approaches slowly.
With a roar, the summoned beast slaughtered one hellhound after another with its sharp and powerful claws and fangs.
“Fufu… Good boy.”
After all of the demons were defeated, Nadia petted the summoned beast, which squinted its eyes in a happy way. It then vanished from the scene.
The summoned beast that Nadia summons remains enormous.
【Marbas】, the summons she summoned this time, is also a high-level summoner (summons?) and no Hellhound or Slime can compete with it.
(TL Potato-tan: Please correct me in the comments if I’m wrong.)
But still, in this labyrinth, even advanced summoners are only as good as the first to middle levels of the ladder.
“Did you see that, Ivan?”
“Yes… You are, as expected, powerful.”
Nadia looked at me with a slightly bemused expression, and I gave her my honest praise.
“…So, Ivan, please don’t keep it to yourself.”
You’re really strong.
I’m sure being trapped in a place like this must be difficult for her as well.
I’ve experienced it many times in my dreams, but this is the first time for Nadia.
Despite this, she is always concerned about me…
Yeah, I still adore Nadia more than anyone else on the planet.
I’ll tell her how I feel when I rescue her from this labyrinth.
With this promise in mind, we walked forward once again.
I used fire magic to launch a high-speed projectile created by earth magic, and when it hit the lizardman in front of me between the eyes, his head exploded.
Nadia summoned a swarm of snakes-summons that attacked and bit the other lizardman all at once.
When it was all said and done, the Lizardman was left with nothing but his bones and the weapons and armor he wore.
“Fufu… Thank you, everyone.”
Nadia softly announced, and the swarm of snake monsters bowed and vanished from the scene.
But, seeing Lizardman’s cruel form, I can’t help but feel sorry for the person who received the summons known as 【Botis】
“Let’s go, let’s go~”
I quickly follow Nadia as she walks happily.
But if things continue like this, I’ll be separated from Nadia… The labyrinth is deep and wide… We must take care not to become separated.
This is why
“Hm? What’s wrong?”
I call out to her nervously, and she asks with a curious expression on her face.
“W-We don’t want to get lost in the labyrinth, and there’s still a chance that the ex-prince and his cronies will attack us like Donato!”
“Ah, you’re right…”
“And so, from now on…”
I clasped her slender white fingers in mine and squeezed them together.
This way, we won’t fall apart so easily.
“Y-You are right—as Ivan stated, yes. You and I won’t be separated this way…”
Nadia looks into my eyes, her cheeks flushed red, a debaucherous expression on her face.
How could I not be moved by the sight of her?!
“All right, then, let’s go.”
Nadia and I walk through the labyrinth shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand.
A panicked voice calls our names from behind us.
‘Sigh’… It’s a little out of sync with the dream that we run into each other here.
Still, it’s within the error margin and won’t change how we plan to get through the labyrinth.
With a furrowed brow, I return the stare.
“You guys are safe!”
With raised eyebrows, I turn around to see the former Crown Prince Emilio de Astoria, the lousy Aria Moreno, and the Minister of Finance’s daughter and Marquise of Torres, “Liliana Torres.”