Clearing an Isekai with the Zero-Believers Goddess – Vol.2-Chapter-4-Part-2

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Chapter 4: Takatsuki Makoto Explores the Great Labyrinth

Part II

I couldn’t help but chuckle at the choices displayed by the “RPG Player” skill.

(Don’t talk nonsense.)

 Without any hesitation, I pulled Lucy into my arms and jumped off the cliff.

“Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh!”

 Hearing Lucy’s scream in my ear, I let myself fall into the waterfall. Instantly, a violent current of water swallowed us.

(Water Magic: Water Current!)

 I calmly use my magic to manipulate the water and cushion the impact. The bottom of the underground lake was deep, so we didn’t get slammed into the bottom. And we continued on underwater.

 It was dark and I couldn’t see anything in the water of the lake, but I used my “Detection” skill to find the location of the monsters.

(There are many monsters. As expected of the Middle Floor.)

 Just a quick look with ”Detection” revealed that there were quite a few monsters.

(First, let’s get out of the lake.)

 Lucy, who was hugging me, was struggling to speak, but I ignored her and headed for the shore.

 We climbed onto the land and hid behind a large rock. I used my “stealth” skills to make sure that the monsters wouldn’t notice us. Once we were out of the water, Lucy looked very angry.

“Hey! You didn’t tell me about the jumping-off!”

“If I did tell you, they’d notice it too, wouldn’t they? Or more like, are those guys okay?”

“Why are you worrying about them when they almost killed you, …… In the first place, why was there a Dragon at all?”

“Lucas-san told us there are dragons on the Lower Floors, so we guys should never go there…….”

“Dragon on the Upper Level is …… illegal.”

“I know, right? That’s too much for Iron Rank to handle.”

 We sighed.

“What should we do now?”

“Aren’t we going back to the Upper floor?”

“Yeah, but I don’t know how to get back up there.”

“Eh? We can go back through the waterfall, right? With your magic.”

“I can’t really climb up a waterfall.”

 All I could do was to make sure we wouldn’t get hurt when we fell down the waterfall.

“Could it be that we’re in quite a pickle?”

“Maybe this is a bad situation. But let’s dry our clothes first.”

 I cast a dehydrating spell on Lucy and myself. The colder our bodies get, the slower we move and the more energy we lose. We had enough food for two days. We didn’t bring much because we didn’t want to go on an expedition.

“Let’s try to find a way up.”

“Even so, the waterfall continues all the way down.”

“There are some places where the waterfalls are cut off, so let’s explore while avoiding the monsters.”

 We explored the area around the underground lake. But no matter how far we went, there were only cliffs and waterfalls.

 About half a day had passed since we had explored the dungeon.

 Although the work was quite depressing, there was one thing that distracted me from this feeling.

“What a great view!”

 Maybe it’s because of the spectacular view of the Great Waterfall.

“You know…”

 Lucy said in a surprised voice.

“Just like that time with the Dragon, I think you’re a little crazy.”

“Do you think so?”

“Yeah! You’re a freak, admiring a dragon. Do you like dangerous things?”

 Hmmm… I’m starting to feel like I can’t deny that …….

“You seem to be enjoying wandering around the dungeon. And you don’t have a sense of urgency.”

“My Bad, I’m sorry. I’ll be careful from now on.”

“Will you really be okay?”

 We continued our search, talking about such trivial things. However, we could not find any way to go up to the Upper Floors. While we were taking a break because we were a little tired.

 —That’s when we met her.

“U-Uhm, ……. Are you adventurers?”

An unfamiliar girl spoke to us.

 Lucy and I were taking a nap in shifts in a space behind a waterfall in the underground lake in the Middle FLoor of the Great Labyrinth. It was when we were about to start moving again.

“Hmm?”  Lucy said.

“……” I stared at the girl.

 The young girl who spoke to me was fair-skinned and had shaggy hair. But she has a very neat face. Her clothes were tattered and torn in many places, and her shoulders were bare. She looked like she had been in a lot of trouble.

“Please help me, ……. I’ll do anything to repay you. ……”

 The girl pleaded in a faint, muffled voice.

 She wobbled, her legs tangled as she approached us.

“Are you okay? Did you get separated from your friends?”

 Lucy asked with a worried look on her face. I grabbed her arm tightly.

“Makoto? What’s the matter?”

“……”

“You’re not going to demand something from a girl who’s a wreck, are you?”

 Lucy gave me an angry look.

“…… Oh, um. Anything I can do to help is …….”

 The girl continued to ask for help.

“Don’t worry, when in trouble, we help each other! I won’t ask for anything in return! Makoto, get your hands off!”

“…… haah.”

 I let out a big sigh.

“Hey! I am a good person okay! Enough. I never thought Makoto was that heartless. I’ll just go to …….”

“Lucy, that thing is a monster.”

 My ‘Danger Detection’ alarm has been going off for a while now.

“Huh?” Lucy paused.

“Tch! The girl who had a sad expression on her face earlier now twisted her face in disgust.

 –Crack, Crack, Crack Crack — A lot of legs began to grow out of her lower body.

“An Arachne huh” I’ve never encountered this kind of monster before.

 This monster had the upper body of a pretty girl with the lower body of a huge spider, which was quite ugly and quite shocking.

“Aaaaah!”

 Lucy screamed.

“Lucy, if you’re afraid of spiders, stand back.”

“No, I’m not! I was just startled. I’m not scared at all!”

 Shhhh! And Arachne attacked us.  I wonder how to deal with it.

(Water Magic: Ice Needle)

 For now, I used Water Magic. An ice needle pierces Arachne’s eye.

 Gaaaaaah! A scream goes up from Arachne.

“There are also spider eyes on its body, can’t she see from those?”

“Why are you calmly analyzing it? Earth Magic: Stone Bullet!”

 Lucy pointed her staff at a large rock that shot out like a cannon.

 Squash, the rock made a nasty noise and crushed the spider woman.

 That Arachne was pinned under the rock, unable to move.

“Is it dead?”

“Hmm, there’s a chance she’s playing dead, let’s check.”

(Water Magic: Ice Needle)

 –Aaaaah! I aimed for her eyes, and the Arachne screamed, she really was playing dead.

“Lucy-san, your turn.”

“Makoto, you’re quite merciless… Fire Element Grant.”

 Lucy casts a fire spell on the rock she shot.

 The Arachne fluttered its legs and eventually stopped moving, giving off a nasty smell.

“Good work, Lucy.”

“That really surprised me. What the hell was that?”

“Marie-san had told us that there are many monsters that turn into humans in the Middle Floor. Arachne, Lamia, Harpy. I’ve also heard that there is some undead that looks like humans. So let’s proceed with caution.”

“You can’t mistake a zombie for a human, you know.”

“Hmm, Just think of them as vampires. …… Lucy, stop.”

 I heard a strange sound. A lot of something crawling.

“H-hey. Makoto……”

 Lucy must have noticed it too.

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 Sounds. And not the sound of human footsteps. Bugs. This is the sound of insects crawling.

Lucy’s voice trembled, “Makoto, …… this is …….”

“Yeah, we’re surrounded,” I replied, feeling frustrated.

 A group of monsters appeared, all of them were large spiders with a girl’s upper body on top of them. All of them were glaring at us. And some of them were licking their tongues.

 A carnivorous girl? A very physical carnivorous girl!

“This place here ……”

“Was the Arachne liar, huh.”

“I hate this……”

 Lucy-san, are you a girl who hates bugs? Well, I guess we all do.

 The scene in front of me was rather unpleasant, too.

“We’re running now.”

 The swarm of Arachne was gradually closing the distance.

“H-How are we supposed to do that?”

 Lucy had a pale complexion.

“Spirit-sans, Spirit-sans.”

 I call out to the spirits. This time, it’s urgent.

(Water Magic: Rampage! Water Dragon)

 It doesn’t look like any of the small tricks are going to work here, so I am using the strongest magic I can muster right now.

 The Water Dragon blasted away Arachnes including Lucy and me.

Although spirit magic is very difficult to precisely control, I manage to guide the water dragon towards the underground lake.

 Lucy and I were caught up in the magic that I released and slammed into the underground lake.

“Puha! That’s a violent way to escape.”

“No, we’re not out of danger yet.”

 It seems like they are not good swimmers, so they don’t go as far as swimming into the lake.

 However, they are shooting web strings from the shore. It would be impossible to escape if we were caught by them.

“Hey, aren’t the other monsters gathering?”

“Yeah, I think so. We rampaged a little too much.”

 I can see orcs, cave wolves, and goblins as well as Arachne on the shore.

“Lucy, don’t bite your tongue!”

“Eh? hee”

 I used water magic to accelerate through the water.

“Evade”!

 A large snake opened its mouth and slithered past where we had just been.

“S-Sea Serpent!”

“There are a lot of monsters inside water too.”

“Ugh, even harpies are approaching from above now…….”

 Indeed, there were several harpies flying in circles above us.

“Mmm, we can’t ……. There’s no way we can escape this. ……”

 Lucy’s eyes were a little blank. Ah, I should probably give her some good news.

“Look. The monsters don’t seem to get along particularly well with each other.”

“Eh?”

 Arachne, the Orcs, and the Cave Wolves were fighting with each other. Ah, the giant sea serpent dragged in the orc. Boo-hoo-hoo, the pitiful voice is drowned out by the sound of the waterfall.

“Makoto!” Lucy shouted.

“Kyahahaa!”

 A Harpy attacked us from behind.

“Too bad, I can see you.”

Thanks to my RPG Player skill, I have a 360-degree view.

 I cut off the harpy’s legs with my dagger that thought I hadn’t noticed it.

“It was a bit of a close call.”

 Even though I was calm with my Calm Mind skill, I still felt a little agitated.

(Makoto, are you okay?) Noah-sama spoke to me.

“Does this look okay by any means?”

 Goddess-sama. Please guide me a little more.

“H-Hey. What should we do now……”

 Lucy grabbed my shoulder tightly. Harpies above our heads, sea Serpent in the water, and monsters such as Arachne surrounding us. There’s nowhere to run.

 I have never been surrounded by monsters to this extent before.

“Calm Mind” I set the skill to 99%. Calm down. It would be over if I panicked.

(Makoto, you can escape somehow if you’re alone, right?)

 That’s quite a mean thing to say, Goddess-sama. I will never do that.

“Evade”!

 The Sea Serpent was attacking again.

“Lucy, I’ll focus on evading, and try to knock the monsters off the shore, wherever they are.”

“B-But if we get to the shore, you won’t be able to use his water magic!”

 She’s right. I can’t use the power of spirit right away because I just borrowed it.

 And If we went to the shore, I’d be useless.

“Evade”!

 While avoiding the harpy’s attack, I cut it with my dagger. I could see the harpy’s shoulder wing chipped off and it plunged into the underground lake. The number of monsters did not seem to decrease. In fact, their numbers were increasing.

 At the shore, various monsters were fighting each other without restraint. Perhaps attracted by the commotion, the number of monsters has increased even more. Oh, this is bad. This is really bad.

[Do you want to escape by yourself?]

 Yes.

 No ←

( Hey, hey, don’t give such a stupid choice, “RPG player”. Rejected. Rejected.)

“Lucy, we’re gonna survive this.”

“Uh-huh.::

 I grabbed Lucy’s hand and readied my dagger.

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