Margo and Sarasa’s happy wedding ceremony had ended and dawn had broken. Everyone had drunk until they all became drunk. They were still laying in the blacksmith workshop, their faces were all pale.
I went on with my usual daily job. I took care of the animals, stretched my body and started doing my daily training. Recently I felt the power of my ‘wind’ had increased.
『Individual Name: Keigo Okuda has acquired Wind level 3.』
While I was training, Ash started making out a loud noise. Ash was showing a reaction he usually showed for any sign of hostility. He was directing it toward me.
I surveyed my surroundings, looking for any sign of an enemy. Then from the direction of the river, I saw a serpent slithering over here in zigzag motion.
This is bad.
Right now, everyone but me was still down from a hangover. I could feel the cold sweat dripping down from all over my body.
I need to do something.
The timing was perfect though. I was in the middle of my daily training so I was already donned in my battle gear.
Time to start the fight.
I fired a ‘sharpshoot’ arrow at the serpent but my arrow was repelled because of the serpent’s hard scales. I let my arrow and bow go and switched to my sword and shield. Then, just to be safe, I appraised the serpent I was facing.
『Individual Name: Keigo Okuda has acquired Appraisal level 2.』
【Monster: Serpent. A snake monster.
Skill: Deadly Poisonous Breath. It can melt almost everything.
Weakness: It has no resistance against its own poison breath. Repelling its own Deadly Poisonous Breath with the magic ‘wind’ is highly effective against it. 】
At the very last moment, the skill I hadn’t been able to use effectively, ‘Appraisal’, rose in level. To my surprise, I was able to find out the weakness of the serpent.
Then from the direction of the serpent, I saw two blue wolves gallantly appeared. They moved around while keeping their distance against the serpent. It was really reassuring to know I had a reinforcement. I carefully watched the serpent to find the perfect timing for when the serpent was about to blow its poisonous breath.
However, the blue wolves couldn’t last for long. They were soon hit by the serpent’s tail, rendering them immobile. The serpent immediately turned its attention back to us.
Finally, it’s coming…
The serpent leaned its head back, entering the motion for its poisonous breath attack. I outstretched my hand toward the serpent. Then, not long after that, the serpent shot out its poisonous breath toward me. I waited for the timing and….
The poisonous breath was repelled back. The serpent’s hard scales were hideously burned as it was on the receiving end of its own breath. The serpent then stopped moving. Without letting any moment go to waste, I quickly approached the serpent.
Since the serpent’s head was pretty high up, I then unleashed a backward somersault kick attack, ‘moonsault kick’, using my boots that I had improvised with iron.
The serpent’s head was smashed. Then I thrusted my sword to finish it off since the serpent was still wriggling.
『Individual Name: Keigo Okuda is now level 15.
Dexterity : 37→38
Has acquired Moonsault Kick level 3.』
I wrote down my new status on a paper I had bought from Sarasa just to be safe. Then I hurried over to the blue wolves. I made them drink the HP potion I had made using irene herbs to tend to their wounds.
Thank you for always helping me. I’m really grateful for your help.
I was really lucky to be able to defeat a formidable enemy of mine, the serpent.
The people who had been lying dead in the blacksmith workshop finally came out. I prepared bread and soup made from mylene detoxification herb for them. When the recovered people saw I had defeated a serpent, their mouth opened up in shock.
The nobles returned to town. I loaded the dead serpent on a wagon and went to town together with Juno.
Elsa came to greet us when I dropped Juno at her inn. She was really surprised to see a serpent on the back of the wagon. I then went straight to the adventurers’ guild to report the subjugation of a serpent to Dan. Dan was also really surprised to discover I had defeated a serpent. His mouth was hanging open like everyone else.
I received 9 gold coins and 84 guild points as a reward for subjugating a serpent. I now had 169 guild points.
Maybe it’s about time for me to start thinking about the next skill I need to get?
I left the serpent at the dismantling shop and then went back to Dan to discuss the skill I could get.
T/N: How convenient~ The timing is so perfect for our MC~ Now MC only needs to learn how to utilize that crossbow gun to defeat the lesser dragon!