About the 500th time I’ve tried.
I said, and I was crying.
I was completely emotionally unstable and mentally deranged.
In front of me was the first bugbear.
I was mentally unstable, but I still crouched down to dodge the attack.
“Why am I the only one who has to go through this? This is crazy!”
I say, scratching my head.
Despite my whining, I dodge attack after attack from the Bugbear.
“Damn it, it’s Darga’s fault. It’s because of him that I’m going through this hell.”
Tears were blurring my vision, and my steps were somewhat sluggish.
Still, I continued to dodge the attacks of the first Bugbear.
I had done this so many times, over and over again, that I was beginning to think I could dodge its attacks with my eyes closed.
“Damn it, damn it, damn it, damn it, damn it, damn it ……!!!”
A vindictive mumble spilled out involuntarily.
“If I see Darga, I’ll kill him. But I won’t just kill him. I’m going to kill him in the most gruesome way possible. I’ll try every kind of torture I can think of. Oh, it’s not just Darga. I will kill everyone in the village. They’re just as guilty. How dare they banish me to the depths of the dungeon? Damn them!”
No matter how much I scream and shout, I can’t stabilize my mind.
My fingertips have been trembling for a while now, and my pupils are shaking as well, making my vision unstable.
” Ah ……”
Unknowingly, I had reached the front of the treasure chest.
Perhaps it was because I was almost unconscious, but I felt as if my body had moved on its own and carried me here.
“That’s just impossible.”
After several attempts, I succeeded in defeating the third Bugbear.
But the skill points gained from it did not bring the “muscle strengthening” to level 3.
In an effort to conserve my strength, I have been refining my moves, eliminating unnecessary movements. Even so, I could only manage to defeat three of them.
“Ah, but I can’t stay here forever. ……”
I had already lost my motivation.
It would be impossible this time too anyway. ……
There’s a reason I said that.
“I made a mistake.”
The skill [Provocation] has been acquired.
I pressed the [Provocation] button to the left instead of the [Muscle Strength] button, probably because I was in a daze.
[Provocation] is a skill that attracts the attention of monsters, right?
I am aware that it was a skill used by a person in a position called “tank” in a party to use [provocation] to attract monsters and protect them from others.
“…… I don’t see how this skill can be usefull in this situation.”
I’ll just die quickly and get ready for the next one.
Well, maybe, I’ll just use it to try it out.
So, I used [provocation] on Bugbear A, that was going to attack me next.
Did I use [Provocation]?
Bugbear A, yells in anger, and then lunges at me more violently than usual.
Apparently, the effect is working.
I crouch down and then think, “Oh”.
I reflexively crouched down as I always do, but since I was going to die this time anyway, I didn’t have to dodge it.
A spray of fresh blood poured down.
When I looked up, I saw that the claws of Bugbear A had pierced deep into the throat of Bugbear B.
I looked up at Bugbear B.
They did initiate a friendly fire.
Bugbear A, who was unable to see the surroundings calmly because of its anger, hit Bugbear B vigorously, and as a result, it probably used its momentum to hit its own kind.
The victim, Bugbear B, was clearly fatally wounded.
It was obvious that he was much more damaged than when I hit him.
Once again, I used “provocation” on Bugbear A.
Then, Bugbear A, boldly lunges at me. I dodge it just in time.
With a thud, the claws of Bugbear A have pierced into Bugbear B.
The big bear falls to the ground.
Already out of breath.
A smile broke out naturally.
I found myself laughing from the bottom of my stomach.
I had gone through so much trouble to defeat them, but by using “provocation,” I was able to kill them so easily.
How can I not laugh at this?
“Ah, could it be that all my efforts up to this point have been in vain?”
After the laughter subsided, I began to ask myself the same question.
If I had known that using [Provocation] would have made it so much easier to defeat them, I would have used it from the very beginning.
Maybe all the effort I put into trying to defeat them by choosing “Muscle Enhancement” was all for nothing. ……
Somehow, I’m getting soooo pissed off.
Well, let’s just kill all these guys and get rid of the grief.
“Come at me, you small fry.”
I was using “provocation” against all of them.