TL: So, regarding the problem with someone else translating this novel too. We have come to an agreement that they do the first volume and I will take it over after that. The reason behind this is they have already translated the chapters and don’t want to throw away. After my chapter 8 they will start uploading their translation from scratch. Enjoy chapter 7 and 8.
They have decided on a major plan for the future, but in order to do so, they will have to deal with short-term problems first.
“In the meantime, we need to find food, a place to live, and money.” (Tatsuro)
“I have a little bit of food …… and some candy.” (Ai)
She pulled out from her shoulder bag a candy bar, some chocolates, some miniature Potatoes, a few other sweets, and a 500ml plastic bottle that she was about to drink.
“I knew you always carried snacks with you, but why do you have so many?” (Tatsuro)
“So that I can eat them when I’m hungry, depending on my mood!” (Ai)
“O-oh I bought a convenience store lunch box, two rice balls and a bottle of tea for dinner.” (Tatsuro)
I took a plastic bag, bought at a convenience store, out of my backpack.
Tatsuro’s parents comes home late two or three times a week, and on those days, they would usually buy something to take home.
“Ah. We did stop at a convenience store on the way home and bought some things. I should have bought a lot of things if this was going to happen.” (Ai)
“Well, yeah. But there’s no point in talking about it, so let’s just deal with what we have.” (Tatsuro)
“Yeah. But even if we say we need a place to live, the system shows that we have zero money, and there’s also the problem of how to get out of this forest in the first place.” (Ai)
“Yeah, that’s what I thought too, and I’m looking into it right now using maps and ‘help’……” (Tatsuro)
Then, as Tatsuro flicked his fingers toward the void from Ai’s perspective, he eventually looked up.
“Yeah. Apparently, if we keep walking downstream, there’s a road that leads to a town called Ovsul.” (Tatsuro)
“Ku. By the way, how long does it take to get to Ovsul?” (Ai)
“Uhm ……. It takes about three days on foot.” (Tatsuro)
“Tttthree days?!” (Ai)
“Yeah, two days walking along the river and one day on the road leading to the town, so three days.” (Tatsuro)
Both of them looked down with a disappointed look on their faces.
This is what happens when two modern children are asked to walk for three days with only a little food.
But there was a bright spot. Tatsuro clapped his hands to change the atmosphere.
“Okay, we can’t just sit here like this. Let’s change the subject for a moment.” (Tatsuro)
“What do you mean?” (Ai)
“I’m going to learn magic.” (Tatsuro)
After narrowing his eyes at Ai’s bright eyes, Tatsuro activated the system.
“Let’s see, ……, right now my SP is (62), so I’m going to take Lv.1s in the order of light, dark, fire, water, Life, and earth all at once.” (Tatsuro)
“Oh, you’re going to take all six at once. But are you sure you’ll be okay with all them being Lv.1?” (Ai)
“That’s right, but I’m thinking of trying out different ones and then concentrating on the ones I think will be easy to use.” (Tatsuro)
“I see. For my part, I think it would be more interesting if I could see all kinds of magic.” (Ai)
“Hmm. Then, I’ll start taking them right away.”(Tatsuro)
After getting his partner’s approval, Tatsuro first opened the skills section and selected “Light Magic Lv. 1” from the magic section and spent SP (11).
Then he was caught in a strange feeling, as if something had changed in him.
“What’s wrong?” (Ai)
While he was wondering what to say to Ai who tilted her head and asked, the feeling disappeared from his mind.
It didn’t seem particularly bad, so Tatsuro just said, “Nothing” to Ai.
Then, he pulled himself together and chose “Dark Magic Lv.1” this time. As he looked at the required SP, he saw that it was (22), tickling his fading feelings of chuunibyou.
A chill ran down his spine as he wondered if he would have gotten the worst required sp (132) or something if he had put off the light and dark.
At that moment, he braced himself for that strange feeling to come again, but there was nothing in particular.
After that, he acquired Fire, Water, Life, and Earth as declared, and the remaining sp was (11).
All right, that should do it.
“Finally we get to see some magic!” (Ai)
The two of them suppressed their impatience and checked Tatsuro’s status first to see if they had gotten it right.
Name: Tatsuro Hasami
Class: Light Magician
Magic power: 116
Muscle strength: 10
Magic Power: 36
Magic Resistance: 36
Magic Control: 31
《Level Eater》 《Light Magic Lv.1》 《Dark Magic Lv.1》
《Fire Magic Lv. 1 》 《Water Magic Lv. 1 》 《Earth Magic Lv. 1》
《Life Magic Lv.1》
Remaining Skill Points: 11
“Okay, okay, I think I got it. My class is now a light mage, and the status is more of a magician now. Maybe that’s what that feeling was.” (Tatsuro)
“Yeah, I had this feeling that’s hard to put into words, but maybe Ai didn’t start out as a martial artist.” (Tatsuro)
“Hmm? I don’t understand, are you having any problems?” (Ai)
“No, no problem at all.” (Tatsuro)
“Well, let’s get started!” (Ai)
Tatsuro said and took some distance from Ai.
He had learned how to use magic thanks to ‘help’. Tatsuro couldn’t afford to disappoint her.
According to help, if it’s your first time using it, you should be aware of the skill and practice it as if you were letting yourself go.
This will help you learn how to manipulate, release, and shape the magic within your body, and when you are able to do so on your own, you will be closer to the magic you envisioned in your mind.
The first thing you need to do is to become aware of “Light Magic Lv.1”. Then, you will realize that you have it in you.
Then, like a muscle memory, your body will take the steps on its own.
Put your right hand out with the back of your hand facing down, and soon you will feel the magical power flowing through your body.
The magic power gathered in his right palm, and he could feel it being released from his body. The magic power that he released began to take shape and eventually formed a light ball the size of an apple.
“Something is coming out! Amazing, amazing!” (Ai)
“So this is magic…” (Tatsuro)
Tatsuro was so moved by Ai’s excitement that he couldn’t even give her a simple reply.
He thought that he had created this light ball.
The sensation of the magic power flowing through his body, the sensation of something slipping out when it was released, the way it was controlled when it formed. Everything was fresh and new, and he couldn’t describe it.
It was as if he had gained a sixth sense.
His excitement was only temporary. Tatsuro, before forgetting this feeling, started to use his skills one after another to create magic: dark, fire, water, life, and earth.
However, he couldn’t control it to its full potential.
It seems that the default way to do this is to create a sphere of that attribute on the palm of his hand.
Even though it was fun for the person doing it, the sight of the spheres changing colors made Ai’s excitement go down.
It seemed to her that it was no different from changing the color of a light bulb.
“Hey Tatsuro, is there anything else?” (Ai)
“Eh? Anything else? Ah! I’m so close to getting something! Just hold on a little longer.” (Tatsuro)
“Un, I’ll wait if you say so. If we don’t move soon, we’ll be in the woods forever.” (Ai)
“Waa?! That’s right.” (Tatsuro)
At last he remembered that they were in the forest, and without practicing magic, they started to walk downstream.