Chapter 30: Nell, Reminiscing (3)│Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com
A month has gone by.
“This one would be of use, at the very least.”
Ninya’s [buff] level finally reached 30.
This showed the advantage of Ninya’s [buff] over the normal buff skill.
“A skill that grows the more you use it.”
Saying so, Garga makes a gesture of thinking.
Nell did not inform him that Ninya’s [buff] has the concept of levels.
because she didn’t want them to know that her appraisal skills were unique.
“Interesting. Ninya, we’ll keep you for the time being.”
“Thank you very much.”
Ninya takes a bow.
(This is the end of my duties.)
Nell thought that now Ninya would be relieved.
But the real hell was about to begin for Ninya.
“Um, Nell-chan, can I come in?”
One day, Ninya came knocking on Nell’s door.
It’s past midnight.
Nell is exhausted and about to fall asleep in her bed.
Nell wonders what she wants at this hour.
“I’d like to talk to you about something…”
She lets Ninya into the room.
It had been a long time since she had spoken to Ninya in person.
TL: Ninya’s 12 the previous chapter
Skill: Buff Level 65
It had been more than a year since the training.
The level of her [buff] has also improved a lot.
“So, what do you want to discuss?”
Ninya remains downcast, as if she is having difficulty speaking.
Her complexion is very pale. The word “headache” has not disappeared all these years.
Ninya seemed to have been made to take magic-restoring potions since then.
Nell didn’t tell Garga about the magic-restoring potion, but the story must have gone out somewhere.
“Hey, hurry up and tell me. It’s late.”
She urged Ninya, who had yet to speak.
“That’s right, sorry…” Ninya apologizes.
“Actually, I came here to ask you for a favor, Nell-chan.”
“What exactly is it?”
Ninya took a breath and said, “I want you to kill me.”
At that moment, Nell’s mind was flooded with all kinds of emotions.
Nell can’t make a judgment without hearing the reason first.
“I’ve been having terrible headaches lately. There are times when I’m not sure if I’m dreaming or awake. My memory is frequently interrupted…”
Various side effects appear when a large amount of magic-restoring potion is consumed.
There must have been hallucinations and insomnia among them.
“…I went into a dungeon with some clan members today, and I don’t remember much, but I think I killed someone.”
[killed someone] Nell’s spine tingles with fear as she hears Ninya say these ridiculous words.
(What is this girl trying to say?)
“…I don’t think you’re strong enough to kill an adventurer. I think you’re mistaken.”
Ninya, who only has a [buff] skill, should not be able to kill other adventurers.
“Yeah, maybe I’m mistaken.”
Ninya admitted truthfully.
“But my memory is terrible, and I’m not sure if I did it or not. But I still think I really did it.”
“I’ve heard that a clan member didn’t return from the dungeon today…”
Yes, there was an adventurer who died today in the dungeon.
Ninya was also rumored to be at a party with that adventurer.
(I still can’t believe it.)
It wasn’t because Ninya couldn’t have done it, but because Ninya lacked the skills necessary to kill other adventurers.
“If you think about it rationally, Ninya is incompetent with only [buff] skill. You could never kill another adventurer.”
So Nell pointed out the facts in a matter-of-fact way.
“No, but I’ve been thinking about it recently. I think this skill of mine is a more terrible skill than I thought…”
“But your skill can’t kill any other adventurer.”
“…But what if I buff the demons?”
Ninya looked at her and muttered.
“Are you capable of doing that?”
“Yes, I [buffed] the demons for a split second before “he” attacked me, and the demons broke through his shield, which the demons shouldn’t have been able to break.”
“Was that why you killed him?”
“Because he hit me.”
Nell reasoned, (That’s a good enough reason to kill him.)
“So why should I kill you?”
“If things continue like this, I may end up killing the other clan members. So, before that, kill me.”
“It doesn’t matter if you kill them or if I kill you.”
Nell speaks her mind honestly.
(I don’t mind if she kills the clan members. It’s actually refreshing.)
“I’m not as strong-minded as Nell-chan.”
Nell responds quickly.
Then she raised a sudden question that had just popped into her head.
She had only met Ninya while they were training together, and she had no recollection of them being close friends.
There must have been other orphan children left in the clan, or someone Ninya was closer to.
(How come she was telling me such an important story?)
“Isn’t Nell-chan kind? Besides, I have no one else to talk to about this except you.”
Nell has no recollection.
It’s Ninya who’s the kind one.
“If you’re going to die, die on your own terms. Please don’t drag me into it.”
Nell expresses her true feelings.
Nell has no reason to go to the trouble of killing Ninya.
“Right, I’m sorry…”
Ninya nods and stands up.
“I’m sorry for asking you to do such an unreasonable thing. I was most likely taking advantage of Nell-chan’s kindness.”
Ninya begins to walk out of the room after saying this.
Nell kept an eye on her back.
(Perhaps this is the last time we say goodbye.)
The next thing she knew, Nell was holding Ninya’s arm.
“I’ll see what I can do about it.”
As she says this, she pulls Ninya into an embrace.
“Hehehe… I knew Nell-chan was very kind.”
By the time she thought so, Ninya had already closed her eyes.
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