As I was starting a fire in my simple stove to make potion, I heard the howling of a wolf. Judging from the sound, it seemed the wolf was pretty close to my place.
I hurried back to the shed. I took my small shield, short sword, bow and then locked the door. Then, I could see three creatures that resembled a wolf coming from 50 meters away.
When I used appraisal on those creatures, there wasn’t any other explanation but ‘wolf’.
So not helpful…
One of the wolves was about 2,5 meters while the other two were about 2 meters. I immediately broke out in a cold sweat.
I decided to fight by hiding in the shed, utilizing the wall for defense while attacking the wolves with my bow. At least if there was even one wall behind me, it could prevent me from being attacked from all directions.
I kept on shooting my arrows but my enemies were quick on their feet. The three wolves began to spread out. It was clear to see they were very determined to hunt me. The two wolves began to move with the biggest wolf in the center of their formation in order to flank me from three sides.
While they were running toward me, I kept on shooting my arrow and somehow I was able to graze one of the smaller wolves. But, the wolf didn’t even look the least deterrent from my attack and continued to close the distance between us.
Little did they know, I had already prepared the classic counter-measures against monsters beforehand. It was none other than a ‘pitfall trap’.
I wonder if they will fall into my trap….
I stood behind the pitfall, waiting for the wolf to come at me. The leader of the wolf didn’t move though so I focused my sight on the incoming two wolves with my short sword and shield ready.
One of the wolves jumped at me, leaping over the pitfall I had prepared. I blocked his fang attack with my shield but he managed to slash at my stomach with his claw. My leather armor was damaged, the cut was deep enough to penetrate the armor, making me bleed through my clothes.
While blocking the attack with my shield and slashing my sword, I somehow succeeded in pushing one of the wolves into the pitfall trap. Seeing the wolf was unable to move, I took my chance and used ‘bash’ to bring the wolf down.
Seeing his comrades defeated by me, the remaining wolf retreated back to where the leader was standing. For a moment, a standoff ensued between us. Without taking my eyes from my enemy, I drank the HP potion from the plastic bottle and wiped my mouth with the back of my hand.
Not long after drinking the potion, my ragged breathing stopped. The pain from the wound on my stomach also dissipated. I also ate some berzin herb to restore my vitality.
Neither of us moved, time felt awfully long during our standoff.
In the end, the leader of the wolf let out a single howl and the wolves returned to the forest.
“I’m…. I’m safe….”
I suddenly lost my strength and just like that, I fell on my back while breathing heavily.
T/N: When the wolf leaped over the trap, I was like Σ(°ロ°) but fortunately, maybe because of the adrenaline? Our MC somehow managed to kill one wolf. Ahhh, what part of this is slow life? After fighting a goblin during the day, our MC got ambushed by 3 wolves at night. It feels like a fast, dangerous life rather than a slow life… ( ╥ω╥ )