About the 420th attempt.
” Sh*t ……, my head, I’m going crazy …….”
I was so elated at the moment I defeated Bugbear for the first time, but on the other hand, I am feeling terribly depressed now.
I have died 60 times since I first defeated the Bugbear.
Now, two out of three times I can reach the room with the treasure chest, which means I have fought Bugbear 40 times.
“But why haven’t I been able to defeat the second Bugbear!!”
If I could defeat the first one, my “Muscular Strengthening” would be at level 2.
As soon as that happened, I thought I would be able to easily defeat the second one.
But no matter how many times I tried, I could not defeat the second Bugbear.
There are 10 Bugbears in all.
I couldn’t possibly stumble my way through all of them.
I can’t stop being annoyed.
It’s making me lose my concentration.
My accuracy of my movements drops.
And then the failures keep piling up.
The result was a negative spiral of frustration.
“The problem is physical strength. ……”
In front of me was the Bugbear I had just killed.
I just killed the first Bugbear.
Skill points have been used.
You have achieved the necessary conditions to level up.
Skill [Muscle Strengthening ] has been leveled up.
Muscle Strengthening Lv1 ▶ Muscle Strengthening Lv2
Quickly, spend a skill point and raise its level to 2.
“Haa…… haa…… haa…… haa…… haa…… haa…… haa…”
In the midst of all this, I was breathing heavily with my shoulders.
Just defeating one of them would take away a considerable amount of my strength.
It doesn’t recover quickly.
With this small amount of strength, no matter how much my Muscle Strengthening is raised to level 2, I will still be able to defeat the remaining 9 bear bugbears……
“Pull yourself together, me ……!”
Smack myself on the cheek.
“I’m going to get out of this dungeon, I promise.”
With that, I move forward.
Feinting, I step to the right.
Then, I can get into the bosom of Bugbear B.
I slam my fist into it with all my might!
Boom! And a low thud.
The power has increased, after all, thanks to the fact that it is now at level 2.
The battered Bugbear B staggers backward.
But it is not enough to knock it down.
The bugbear comes at me again.
I could have dodged it by stepping backward, but I knew that two more would come at me from behind it, Bugbear C and Bugbear D. So, I kept my posture low so that I could roll over.
So, I kept my posture low as if I were rolling and dodged the attack as if I were going through it.
Furthermore, I jumped high, put my hands on the head of Bugbear C, did a backflip on the spot, and used the momentum to land on the ground and hit Bugbear B hard in the face with my fist.
Knowing that this tricky move would confuse Bugbears and slow it down, I took advantage of the opportunity to hit Bugbear B in the face with my fist.
In the meantime, I hit Bugbear B with another fist blow.
As I recall, after this, Bugbear E attacked me from the side.
Evading it with a step, I pretend to strike the first once more at Bugbear B.
It is a feint.
To escape from the fist, I use the force of bugbear B’s attempt to move backward and hook its leg.
Right on target, Bear Bugbear B was about to fall over in front of me.
At the moment of losing its balance, I kicked it with all my might.
Bugbear B screamed.
This move was the optimal solution – obtained after 420 attempts.
Defeat of the demon is confirmed.
Skill points gained.
I did it.
For the first time, I succeeded in defeating the second bugbear.
But I’m not in the mood to celebrate.
“Haa…… haa…… haa…… haa…… haa……”
I notice that I am breathing heavily with my shoulders.
To be honest, I’m at the end of my physical strength.
At this rate, how can I beat eight more of them?
For now, I’m going to open up the status screen to see if I can further level up my “Muscle Strength”
Skill points: 8
Muscle Strengthening LV2.
Remaining skill points needed to level up: 100
Not even close!
I had thought that if I could get to level 3 by defeating the second one, I might be able to break through here, but that hope has just been crushed.
“This is impossible. ……”
I heard the sound of my heart completely breaking.
Five seconds later, I died.