Chapter 4: 150th time
If I charged forward, I could dodge the first blow of the Bugbear.
That was the knowledge I gained from repeatedly returning to death more than a dozen times.
However, even though I succeeded in dodging the first blow, the second and third blows awaited me next.
After a number of attempts, I might be able to dodge them as well.
But beyond that, where to….?
After all, the only way for me to survive the situation is to either defeat the Bugbear.
Boom, I hear the sound of the wind breaking.
Have I already died thirty times? Thanks to that, dodging the first blow is easy.
After that, I force myself to turn my body around and dash with my back to the Bugbear.
It is impossible for me, an inexperienced adventurer, to defeat the Bugbear.
So, I choose to run away.
I hear a guttural sound as if my back is being gouged.
The bugbear attacked me without mercy as I turned my back to it.
In the end, I died.
I don’t know how many times.
Probably more than a hundred times.
First, the Bugbear swings his left arm like a sideways cleave.
I can dodge it by crouching forward.
Next, the Bugbear swings its right arm down from directly above.
The attack can be dodged by stepping to the left.
The bugbear will then stiffen for a moment.
Perhaps he is surprised that I dodged his attack.
During that moment, passing by the wall, I can leap out right behind the Bugbear.
As I pass directly behind it, the bugbear was startled and tries to turn its body around.
I dashed as far away from the Bugbear as I could while it was still in front of me.
This was the best solution I could come up with after more than a hundred attempts.
However, the next step was uncharted territory.
Because in five seconds, the Bugbear will kick off the ground and catch up with me in an instant.
However, I have already experienced being caught up many times.
Step strongly to the right.
I succeeded in dodging the attack.
And at the same time the Bugbear is severely disoriented.
This is a moment.
In this moment, I might be able to hit him with an attack.
With that in mind, I punched the Bugbear in the face.
The Bugbear grunts and collapses on the spot.
However, my punch is still weak.
Even if I hit an A-ranked demon, it is far from a fatal wound.
But I could buy some time before the Bugbear got back on its feet.
I took that opportunity to run as fast as I could and left the scene.
The dungeon is a labyrinth of corridors.
Sometimes there are monsters and traps on the pathways, but rarely there are treasure chests.
“Where is it?!”
I was looking for a treasure chest.
I didn’t even have a decent weapon.
Surviving in this dungeon was next to impossible.
So I was running around the dungeon looking for one of the treasure chests.
I turned around and saw the Bugbear, right in front of me.
It took about 25 seconds from the time I hit Bugbear in the face, knocking it down to the ground, to the time it came running up to me again.
In those 25 seconds, I had to find something to break through this situation.
Again, I couldn’t find anything.
I heard the sound of my internal organs being crushed.
Approximately the 150th attempt.
I dodge the attack and slam my fist into the face of the Bugbear.
This knocks it down and buys me 25 seconds of time.
Pop! I felt a different sensation.
It seems that my fist had accidentally hit Bugbear in the eye.
The Bugbear let out a pained yelp.
Of course, anyone would feel pain if you hit in the eye.
I see, I can buy a little more time if I hit him in the eye.
From now on, I’ll try to aim for the eyes.
Then I run as fast as I can through the dungeon looking for the treasure chest until the Bugbear catches up with me again.
Twenty-five seconds have already passed, but Bugbear has not attacked me.
Thanks to the attack on his eye, it must have taken him longer to recover than before.
As I recall, I haven’t been to this aisle yet.
Under the 25-second limit, I was able to step into a place I could not go.
There was a reason why I said that.
There was a trap right below me.
The kind of trap was a pit.
Following the laws of nature, I fell straight down.
There were many spikes on the ground.
With a crunch, the spikes skewered my body.
This must have been another failure.
But my heart was filled with elation.
I had found a hidden passageway at the end of the pit just before my death.
2 comments »
GattsDecember 7, 2022 at 5:39 am
Thank you for the chapter !
SirCunferenciaDecember 7, 2022 at 3:42 pm