Extra: Hero Wataru and Rin

 

“What! A dangerous demon like that settled down? Leave it to me!”

I spoke to Wataru about Rin… I mean, I spoke to him about a demon that was becoming a threat.
When I consulted Haku-san about Rin the other day, she responded, “Well, I’ll send Wataru. He should do well enough one way or another.”
In truth, it wouldn’t be weird for either side to come out on top in terms of ability, either would be delicious in death—that is, as far as Wataru’s debt, it appears that Haku-san will pay it if he dies before he’s paid it off. And now Hero Wataru readily accepted the commission.

I wonder if Rin can defeat the hero? This’ll be a sight to see. Let’s just sit back and watch as an unconcerned bystander.

 

*

 

Wataru quickly proceeded through the dungeon, easily reaching Rin’s room.

“… And here we go.”

When Wataru opened the door, he saw a black wolf waiting in an offensive stance.

[Garururu!]
“Ooh, looks strong… even stronger than a dragon I guess?”

What he was picking a fight against was Rin. It opened its mouth wide, trying to bite him…. however, Wataru slipped under and away, striking it hard from the side.
Rin flew towards the wall from the force of the blow and crashed into it. With a bang, it splattered into a black spot on the wall.

“… Just one hit? No, with that feeling, no way…”

As Wataru anticipated, Rin wasn’t dead just yet. With a gurgling sound, the stain moved back into a single spot and retook the shape of a wolf.

“Geh, so it’s a monster like that after all. A slime?”
[Gururu…! You won’t, pass through!]
“Heeh, you can talk…? This is getting worse and worse… I don’t want to fight.”

Despite saying that, he drew the sword from its sheathe at his hip. His opponent was already baring its fangs, so if he didn’t also prepare himself, it was quite possible that he’d be finished off quickly.
He casually accepted the commission, but that might’ve been a mistake—is the kind of expression that appeared on his face.

[Garururu! … Oh fire, burn brightly and burst—[Fire Bomb]!]
“Uwaaah!? Wai—I didn’t hear anything about magic!?”

Wataru used his sword against the fire bomb Rin launched towards him. The fire bomb split straight in half, exploding behind Wataru.

[Hoh, nice.]
“Aah, that surprised me! Yep, got it. Let’s talk! If you can talk, let’s do that!”
[Mu? Alright.]
“Eh, seriously? Ah, no, yeah, it’s good that you want to talk.”

Wataru wasn’t able to hide his surprise and blurted out that first bit.
In the end, he wasn’t willing to kill enemies that could speak even if they were monsters. It was a different story entirely if they were ones that killed for pleasure though.
Although Rin had caused there to be victims, he put that aside for now. To start with, adventurers dove into dungeons with the resolution to die, so falling victim to the dungeon didn’t really count.
He hadn’t heard of any victims outside of the dungeon either. Therefore, Wataru decided that it was worth attempting to negotiate.

[Then, I’ll eat you first, so hold still.]
“Ah, sure—what!? Eat me first!?”
[First is, eating, then talking.]
“You want to talk with someone in your stomach!? That’s killing them!”
[No? So far, I’ve talked, with two people, after eating them.]

It had met with two people that could talk with it after being eaten? Wataru was surprised.
Though in truth, one of them was a golem and Rin didn’t distinguish between that and humans.

[And so, eating now.]
“Wha—!? Time out, time out! Can’t be helped, I’ll share my bento’s sandwiches with you, please endure it with just that.”
[Sandwitch? What’s that?]
“… Fufufu, it’s the breakfast from the inn that’s right outside this dungeon’s entrance. I had them wrap it for my lunch! It’s a really delicious sandwich that uses white bread, and the deciding flavor in it’s the mayonnaise!”
[Got it. Give it, I’ll eat it.]

It looked as though Wataru caught Rin’s interest, as it moved its foreleg as though to urge him on.

“[Storage]… ah, here. I’ll put it on this plate, and leave it here, alright?”
[Umu.]

Placing the sandwich on a white plate, he placed it in the center of the room. After Wataru moved away from it, Rin approached it and—after giving it a big whiff—swalled the plate in one gulp.

“Wai—! That plate was my favorite… w-well, it’s alright, I still have four others. I got them from this dungeon…”
[Hoh, that sandwitch, thing, was good. Smooth, and crunchy.]
“… Are you talking about the cucumber? Umm, I have more, did you want more?”
[Give it.]

He decided to use a wooden plate to serve the food this time. Taking out another sandwich, he put it on the wooden plate and placed that on the floor.

[Oi. It’s different, from before! Garururu!]
“… It was that!? The delicious thing was that? The plate!? Damn, alright, here!”

Wataru only took out a white plate this time.
… He got them as a set of five from the treasure chest, so he had three more left.

[Mu? This time, there’s nothing, on top?]
“You want to deprive me of those too!? No, it’s alright. Here, a sandwich. On the plate.”

When Wataru took out another sandwich to go with the plate, Rin once again ate it all in a single bite.

[Umu. Om, nom… nom, nom… hmph. Sandwitch, good. But, the top thing, not needed, after all.]
“Damn it! Give me back my lunch! And the thing on top is the sandwich, that bottom part is the plate!”
[Kuku, it’s pretty, good. Alright, we’ll talk. One more, first. Give it.]
“Yay thank you! Damn iiiiit!”

Incidentally, Wataru’s unique skill for being a hero, [Super Luck: Lv 1] went into full effect for no reason in particular. He didn’t understand exactly how it happened, but it somehow turned into them having a drinking party together. He wound up falling asleep in the room, but didn’t catch a cold since the heating was doing its job.

 

*

 

“And well, that’s how we somehow hit it off.”
“Oi, Hero-sama? You’re saying that you’re going to head back without defeating the monster?”

He was going to return nonchalantly. Rin was still safely protecting its room.
Rather, you reek of alcohol, use [Cleanup], oi.
Raaather, didn’t you say that you’d quit drinking until you paid back your debt?

“No no no, I’m obviously not just going to go home! I got a promise!”
“A promise?”
“Even if it encounters people, it won’t kill them if they just hand it a white plate!”

Hero Wataru looked like he just solved a case. I want to punch him.
But it’s not a bad promise. If Rin said it was a promise, it’d probably keep it. It’ll be fine so long as it doesn’t carelessly forget about it this time.
… Let’s raise the selling price of those white plates. Is the purchase price fine as is?

“Ah, it also seems like it’ll let people go half-dead even if it’s a plate that isn’t white!”
“Eeh… so, can you trust it?”
“I think so?”
“On what grounds?”
“Intuition… I guess? Well, I don’t think that that wolf’s a fundamentally bad monster.

He probably wasn’t wrong in saying that, but it is irritating for me. But as the village chief and as an adventurer, it’s not the time for me to quip about it.

“… So, what if someone wants to go farther into the dungeon?”
“Ah—“
“Not “Ah”, idiot hero!”
“No, but…! It’ll be leaving when spring arrive! Be patient until then!”

This guy, he got that much information from it?
In the end, Rin was somehow or another not exterminated by the hero. He couldn’t get the commission’s completion reward, but I gave him five white plates as a reward for the beneficial information.

He was happy because all of the ones he’d had had gotten eaten, so well, it’s all good.

 

 

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38 thoughts on “Lazy Dungeon Master — Chapter 145

    1. Yeah, it’s definitely not the best layout by a long shot.

      However, it’s definitely doing well. Ad revenue actually works on that site.

      ;_;

      1. *Shrugs*

        This is a hobby, getting money for it is nice, but there’s no way we’ll make alot from translating either way. Fun or bust, no? xD

        and ads don’t work for you? They work for me fine. (Though I still haven’t been able to cash out yet xD ) I see you don’t have the ‘.wordpress’ on ur site, did you remember to turn on WordAds?

        https://wordads.co/

        1. It’s a hobby, yeah.

          I didn’t even want to add donations, but I wound up having to. A while back I made a huge post about all my reasons (ads and donations followed by dual hosting at MBC) explaining it all, but the tl;dr version is that my rent got a $300 increase and it was make money anywhere I could or be forced to make a tough life decision.

          I’ll get about $60 from Ziru’s Musings for this month from WordAds, about six times that from Moon Bunny Cafe.

          Enough money to offset the rent increase!

          1. Oh yeah… I guess not everyone that’s a TL’er is a highschool student living with their parents like I am, huh? 😛

            But woah, really? 360$ a month?! Tbh that’s REALLY tempting… (How many games could I buy with that?) Even though I like having my own site. @_@

              1. Don’t have one, sorry.

                At least… not for ‘KuroInfinity’. Only for <>, and I prefer to keep my personal and online identities separate since I like to stay as anonymous as possible. >.<

                I really wish Discord supported having sub-accounts and stuff. Feels like it'd be troublesome to have to log out and log into a second one just for my online life.

                But by all means, send me a link an online chatroom whenever you like! I'll be happy to have a conversation not limited to comments. (^^)/

                1. So I can get some ad revenue from the ads on WordPress? How do you do that?
                  And I’ve been toying with the idea of adding Discord to my own website. Not sure if that would be practical or not.

                  And Kuro, sorry that my SCDK wasn’t in your demographic. I probably should have mentioned the profanity and violence beforehand.

                2. W-why are t-t-these two lady translators I follow hitting it off?! … one has a cute self drawn avatar and the other has red hair guh!!!!
                  Be strong heart!!!

                  *BANGS HEAD AGAINST THE NEAREST PILLAR RPEATEDLY.*

                  right right! I have no idea what Ziru’s hair color is! And Jiji Kuro is an old man bleck! Blehehehe! My motto “If I forgot about it then it must not have been very important.” has saved me again! Bleck! viva la special memory erasing techniques!

      2. I’ve stopped reading stuff on MBC because they have at least one or two really shite ads on mobile that will constantly redirect automatically

        I thought my phone was infected with something but no, it’s just a shitty redirect ad that causes my phone to start vibrating. The worst part is that I can’t even identify what it is, because it’s one of the ads at the bottom which causes the redirect, which means it happens before I can even scroll down to it :/

        1. Though I guess shinsori probably has the most cancerous mobile website of all lol

          Just endless pages of “click to continue reading” redirects which move as new ads continually load making you accidentally click the ads while the entire fucking page takes ages to load because of fuckhueg animated autoplay ads

          Shame, like a couple if his projects, but that shitty site isn’t worth the hassle

        2. https://adblockbrowser.org/

          The above link is a browser app made by the guys over at Adblock Plus. It removes all adds from every page you visit on your phone. It also allows you to white list sites like this one here so that the adds will play and the owner gets ad revenue.

  1. Thanks for the chapter, looking forward to the next one. =)

    “Uwaaah!? Wai—I didn’t here anything about magic!?”

    here->hear

  2. Thank u always for ur great work…
    ^^…

    — [Hoh, that sandwitch, thing, was good. Smooth, and crunchy.]
    [Oi. It’s different, from before! Garururu!]
    [Mu? This time, there’s nothing, on top?]
    [Umu. Om, nom… nom, nom… hmph. Sandwitch, good. But, the top thing, not needed, after all.]
    “Damn it! Give me back my lunch! And the thing on top is the sandwich, that bottom part is the plate!” —
    Ahahahahaha, what an incompatible fellow…
    XD…

    — Hero Wataru looked like he just solved a case. I want to punch him. —
    Keima meets his nemesis…
    XD…

    — “Not “Ah”, idiot hero!” —
    Keima go full throtle…
    XD…

    1. Am he wants 5 plates for one save passage so only one extra life meatbun. You really should share your reincartion abilties so that rin can eat him savely. Join the we want to feed the pet slime-wolf club.

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