Well there are reasons for this chapter to be in parts, I started TL’ing it 1 hour earlier after completing half chapter of Ore to Kanojo and it’s late night for me. And the secondary reason is I’m a person who is distracted a lot easily so I can’t concentrate for more than 3 or 4 hours on TL’ing. If you need faster releases you can support me and I’ll tell you guys in advance if the chapter (supposed to not be in parts) will be in parts or not. Well then Have Fun! Btw do point out my mistakes. I think there will be many.
Chapter 5 – Promise and Tears (1)
Oh geez! This mother is just!
What the hell is with ‘Isn’t it too early’ to her son who just ran on top speed and finally reunited with her!? Well, she might have set up this test with this much difficulty……but still!
Seems like Mom was thinking, it would take more time for me to find her……rather, it was supposed to be like that.
According to mom, she was to judge my data processing abilities and survival instincts in this test.
By the way, I will explain the actions I took to reach here, in short.
“What in the friggin hell is that mother doing—!!?”
Well, while yelling, I left the house.
Naturally, I wear gauntlets and shin guard on my training clothes and took some equipments used in training and etc and then I leave the house. Sorry I rush out of the house.
I dash forward through the forest, and enhance my ‘sense of smell’ using magic. I use that smelling power to find mom by tracing the ‘magical scent’ left behind by her.
The people who are thinking ‘You can use magic !?’ , wait a bit more I’ll tell you a little later. [ET: This author does like the 4th wall breaking phenomenon.]
While running earnestly through the forest (of course sprint power and various others are also enhanced through magic), I encountered many demons.
There were monitor lizards about the same height of a child, and grizzly bears obviously more bigger and powerful than my previous world.
But, there won’t be an end to them if I take on every one. So i run away from them as much as possible. I earnestly keep on running while repeating side step or forward somersault evasion technique.
Or rather, if I don’t chase her fastly, the smell of mom will get erased by the scent of animals. Is this also included in test. Damn it.
Well, me and mom are always together with each other from morning to evening, even sleeping time. So I won’t ever make a mistake in knowing my mom’s (magical) scent but still it’s not good to lower down the guard.
In this world some animals contain magical energy with them. Let’s hurry up before their magical scent gets stronger.
While thinking that I release the limiter I never release even during the training and by increasing the circulation of magical power inside by body……I accelerate.
In addition to that, I use all skills I made in secret and have not even shown to mom. Thanks to them I accelerate my running speed to my body limits.
Strengthening my sprint power and cardiopulmonary functions, I run through the forest in a super deluxe dash skill. [ET: Cardio ……blahblahblah……means circulation of blood in other words the circulation speed and heart beating.]
And finally I exit the forest, uh-oh, the road here is a place I’ve not even come along with mom during training.
I carefully and vigilantly start walking forward.
or so I thought for a moment, but I don’t have time, let’s keep solving trouble along the way using manual power.
Say hello to the rampaging bull. I decide to either evade or hit and run.
After reaching a place with bad footing with walls. With my all might I run along the rock wall ignoring the obstacles and bad footing on the ground surface.
Before Right foot sinks in I put my left foot forward and vice-versa. Whoa awesome, I am running on the water’s surface, short distance though. I can do what I put my mind to after all.
Anyhow, near 3 hours passed while running.
Based on experience, probably, maybe I have ran 4 or 5 times more than a marathon race.
After all that, I considerably came close to the place mom is at.
After crossing 1 mountain and 2 rivers, I am now facing against my 2nd mountain. While being cautious, I decelerate my speed on the mountain road. Still my speed is that of a car and then,
It’s there! In front of me! The carriage group having a sort of known feeling around it.
How should I say it, it gives out a feeling like it’s full of hooligans and also seems suspicious. And yet with so many crap, it has a sturdy and good looking locks placed on it. It’s appearance coincides with the description given by mom some time before about illegal slave dealers carriage.
Mom’s scent is also coming from there. The character of people on the load-carrying carriages seems evil too. Yep, slave carriages confirmed!
And, the first one to strike wins.
“Nh? Did you hear somethin—waa!?”
For the time being, I jump and ram attack to one person who seemed like a guard and was sitting outside the carriages. The man who got a attack on his collar bone, soared in the air and disappeared in the brushwoods alongside the road. Huuuuh, h-he isn’t dead, right?
And everyone becomes dumbfounded upon seeing their one comrade soaring in the sky due to a thrust by a small boy. After being in that state for a while they return back to reality.
“Y-You bastard, who are you!?”
“What the hell you trying to do, just coming out of blue and ramming into us, huuh, rascal!?”
“Like I fucking care about that! Just return my mom back already!!”
I just blurt out the main point rather than crap talk. This is a basic.
“What the hell? Haha, this rascal came here to get his mother back, hahaha”
“Wee wee Really sentimental. Gyahahaha”
And, after guessing my situation from my line, the robbers laugh in creepy manner.
They keep on laughing, on seeing a child, me, who did foolish and brave actions to take back my kidnapped mom.
Well they are completely off the right track. My mom got herself kidnapped on her own will.
“Sorry, maggot, ya mom now our commodity. You see we ain’t returnin her back to ya.”[Some new guy entered and spoke in somewhat good gangster like lines.]
“I don’t know ‘which’ one you’re talking about, but all great material so we can’t return it.”
I see. So some other girls are also captured along with mom. Well, let’s save them all, it’s not like they have some sins that require them to be here.
“He–y, this bastard is saying mother, was there any slut looking like that?”
“Who knows, a mom with black hair and black eyes, wait, there ain’t any slut with age that will be his mother.”
Ah, Yep, mom and me don’t look alike after all~. Mom has blond hair and me with black hair (exactly like the previous life)
In addition, mom is a ‘succubus’, the race that lives very long. Due to that, even I don’t know her real age. Her appearance is absurdly young and pretty. She looks like a person in his twenties.
……But, for the time being—
“Leave it, all are great materials, if the buyer doesn’t know she has gave birth to 1 child, there’s no damn problem.”
“Yeah, how much money will she give us? Guhehehehe”
“Let’s kidnap this rascal and sell him too. Black hair is unusual and his face is also not bad. Maybe some Madame will buy him for pleasures, don’t you think?”
—–For the time being, there is no need to restrain myself.
“Yo, maggot, we won’t do bad things to you, so silently come with us un—Gubooo!?”
I don’t have any reason to hear any more, so I punch the guy coming close to me.
Punch lands on his chin and the……… unnamed thief A faints.
Well let’s refrain from killing them.
I still don’t know if this world follows the plot line of novels in which we can kill thieves and ‘criminals’ like them.
And, due to my previous life’s sense of values, I don’t want to willingly kill them.
Lets just punch them to faint, the rest I can ask mom.
While I was thinking that, the others were taken back and,
“Wha, You, B-Bast……”
“What the hell you doing”
Well, I doubt there is any person who won’t go in rage after those sort of words.
But, they were still thinking that just a small child going on rampage. Does this world with magic not have the general idea of not judge a person on appearance?
Anyhow seeing 1 comrade (Ah, 2 comrades including the one from before) go down to taste dirt. Other kidnapper start releasing bloodlust and take out knifes too. Against a child they take out those, so childish.
Hell with all this, I’m getting hungry.
Ah, I came here ‘running’ without eating breakfast. And right now it is noon, no wonder I’m getting hungry.
Alright, let’s finish this up in some minutes.
Ah, the talk derailed a bit. [ET: First ever MC to talk about something else during fight. Even Hiiro can never do this.]
I think before I left the talk about why I can use magic. Let me finish that right now.
Just like I said before my ‘magical power’ was given to me by outside and disperses soon. My talent in controlling the magic is normal, and so it’s not like I can’t use magic at all, but it is limited.
I can make a small flame light, or do anything thing that some other can do if they have magic. But powerful offensive magic used by magicians or magic suited for fights is impossible.
If I forcefully try to do it, the magic may explode during concentration. Dangerous!
And there mom suggested ‘Don’t release magic out’ and ‘Don’t let it fly far’ and then use magic somehow. Like storing magic in your body to enhance it and learn how to fight using martial arts.
I forget about letting magic out of my body, and started training on enhancing my skin and body parts. I trained, mastered both the magic and martial arts.
Well, in short hand-to-hand combat techniques included.
“thi-This rascal is WAAAH!?”
“What the hell is he, damn he is friggin strong to!?”
While the thieves are ranting, I more person faints from my reinforced fist. And that is how I fight using ‘Magic’ to “Enhance/Strengthen” my body.
In these several years, to cover my weakness of not being able to release magic outside, mom drilled the martial arts skills into me using the not-so kind and gentle training menus.
Furthermore, the movements of legs is all self-taught, there is no fixed ‘Pattern’ too, so it basically is always changing way of killing. [TN: In raws it said killing not fighting.]
And above my martial arts style consists movement from many hero games and fighting games along with the martial arts shown in Hong Kong movies too.
Frankly, this is a pretty decent martial art style.
Due to training them for many years, the skills are already ingrained into my body and the useless movement have also reduced.
This is my PvP against someone else than mom but I have confidence I won’t lose to these punks. Their attacks are slow and feeble if compared to my daily partners like mom and demons from forest.
Did mom even that in consideration, and choose these particular guys to be my sacrifices.
I dodge the sword of the man coming from front by lowering my posture, and punch into his gut.
I punched a lot hard, so the man flies up 10 cm in the air, while releasing all the air in his lungs the man faints and crumbles down on the spot.
Immediately after, moving eyes in all directions for scanning, I do a roundhouse kick towards the back and take out one more person. The two men who thought of taking my blind spots, flew horizontally and……… disappeared in the brushwoods.
Around this time only half of them are left. After all this time, the men here seemed have the bud named as ‘Sense of Danger’ sprouted inside their minds.
The men attacking me in rage stop and now they all surround me while waiting for me to show a gap.
I see, so now that foolish have gone only the careful guys re left?
Well, if you don’t come I’ll come from here then. I don’t have any obligation to wait.
Exhaling a short breath, I jump towards the closest man and thrust into him.
He swings his blade in desperation. I dodge them by twisting my body, and with that momentum give a backhand chop to his neck. He staggers, and then takes my kick too and then faints.
Using the fainted guy as stepping stone I jump off and fly up 3 metres high and land outside the area with the crowd of people.
One rushes to me. I give a low kick to his face first and the punch with force in his solar plexus. [ET: R.I.P]
One more rushes seeing the gap. I dodge it by jumping + rotating. With that momentum, I give a roundhouse kick in his medulla oblongata.
1 man aims for the time of landing and attacks with spear. I repel away his spear with the gauntlets and overenthusiastically send him flying away with a kick.
And then, one more spear attacks towards me. This time I forcibly snatch it and roll down on the ground and reach the place where every person is in the range of spear.
I make one full clockwise rotation at the best position available. I hit with spear to every person who were surrounding me.
And for the guys who staggered, I rotate in anticlockwise direction and give them the dessert.
I used the handle area to hit them due to my conscience.
After confirming every person is blown, I swing the spear and make a signature pose………umm erm just forget about that.
Well, this was worthwhile for gaining hand-to-hand combat experience.
After confirming that the guys who were hiding have also gone, i went inside the carriage where mom might have been hidden.
There was one last person, I punch him and make him faint,
And then this,
“……Isn’t it too early?”
………So terrible, right?