After Leaving the A-Rank Party, I Aim for the Deep Part of the Labyrinth With My Former Students - Chapter 47
Chapter 47- Day and Night
"I don't sense any magic."(Rain)
While receiving the report from Rain, who had checked the house with her sense magic, I pondered what to do.
There was no mention of such a thing in the record log.
It's not surprising that anything can happen in the colorless darkness, but it does seem strange to find an ordinary house in the labyrinth.
"Do you want to check inside?"(Nene)
"Well, what should we do?"(Yuki)
I think we should check it out.
I have a wishful thinking that this might be a "safe room" in this area.
But you know what? My intuition tells me that I shouldn't judge it that way.
It's a typical house on the outskirts of a city.
It has a small, manicured field, a small well, dried flowers on the door, and the front door is swept clean.
It was all too normal in this dangerous labyrinth.
Abnormality is a contrast of shades. To be normal in a place that is too abnormal is, on the contrary, abnormal.
(That's more difficult than my tongue twister)
"…… Oh, dear. Do I have a visitor?"(?)
While I was confused about what to do, an old woman appeared at the door of the house.
It was a gray-haired old woman with kind eyes.
She smiled at us without a trace of nervousness in her face.
"It's been a long time since I've had a guest. Would you like some tea? If you're hungry, I also have pumpkin pie."
(TL:The grandma next door I never had)
There is no such thing as a person living in the …… labyrinth!
But there was nothing deadly or evil about this person. What the hell is going on?
What did I encounter in the labyrinth?
"Hey, who's ate you grandmother? Why do you live in this place?"(Marina)
Marina, who is not afraid of things, asks the old woman.
"It's a long, long story if you want to ask why ……. Why don't you come inside and have some tea?"
It was true that standing around for a long time talking to an old woman might be a bit unkind.
But I couldn't accept the invitation if I couldn't shake the feeling of discomfort.
There is a possibility that we are trapped in a hallucination.
I have to be alert, vigilant, observant, and check the situation.
If in doubt, trust your instincts, as I have learned in my life as an adventurer.
"I'm sorry, but …… we're adventurers and this is a dungeon. We can't take you up on your offer."(Yuki)
"Oh, really? The sun will be going down soon, remember?"
A middle-aged woman with flaxen hair looked up at the sky.
It was true that the blue sky had turned reddish-brown, indicating that night was coming.
But the fact remains that we should not enter this hovel.
I was surprised by Rain's voice.
Before I knew it, I was standing in front of the hut, almost …… stepping into it.
It's a …… hallucination!
I looked around and saw that it was beginning to dim, and the expansive grasslands had shriveled up as if they were dead.
And the old woman has become a bewitching beauty, standing at the entrance of the mansion.
"I'm sorry, Rain. What…What happened to me?"(Yuki)
It was an unconscious interference. I had the ring."(Rain)
Rain nods, showing the [Sane Ring].
"I think I was probably too cautious."(Yuki)
I've narrowed your focus so much that I've been taken advantage of.
What I did was ……!
"Where is everyone?"(Yuki)
"They are fine! Yuki was the in most danger!"(Rain)
"I don't know what was wrong with me."(Yuki)
"More than that, The scenery around us is changing."(Marina)
The green grasslands have completely withered and turned into a cracked wasteland, and the small house in front of me has now turned into a huge palace.
I didn't advance the …… building just now, it spread this way.
"Yuki-san, the spirits are strange! The balance is upsetting ……!It's going crazy!"(Silk)
"What's …… going on?"(Yuki)
I managed to calm my impatient and turbulent mind and formulated a course of action.
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If I get lost, it will delay my actions.
"Look, night is coming."(Now you know why I didn't write grandma here)
The old woman, who was now a beautiful young girl, said that line and it made my heart ache.
I didn't think it was possible, but then I remembered the legend that matched the current situation.
I turned around and saw the girl raising the corners of her mouth in amusement.
"Persephone: ……!The goddess who reverses life and death!"(Yuki)
"Do you know my name? Yuki."(Persephone)
This situation pinged me.
It pinged me, but it didn't …… ping me.
(TL:We call that Person Fate in our sever)
Because Lady Persephone, the pale blue Immortal King, is a legendary figure in fairy tales, and her palace of bones the "gray field" where is located in the afterlife.
If she really is Lady Persephone, then we are in the land of the dead.
"What should we do?"(Nene)
"Back to the stairs!"(Yuki)
I point in the direction we came from and tell everyone to head back.
The sun has just gone down …… and we need to get there before it turns completely to night.
"We're pulling out?"(Nene)
"That's one thing, but if the legend's true, ……!"(Yuki)
If the legends are correct, the Gray Field is a mixture of two sides.
Day and night.
Life and death.
Old and young.
If this is the case, then the …… staircase is also inverted.
The ascending staircase to the first level becomes the descending staircase to the third level.
In other words, the right way to get to this level was to wait in front of the stairs until night came.
"Hurry up! The Night Demon will appear!"(Yuki)
I raised my voice while giving everyone the magic of "Physical Enchantment" to strengthen their bodies.
"This is boring. ……"(Persephone)
As I was about to run, the "King of the Blue and White Immortals" softly appeared in front of me.
The girl is fragile and beautiful, but at the same time she radiates a strong sense of death.
《The great Immortal King No-Lady Persephone Let's meet again , Someday, when my fate has run out.》
The hero in the legend said these words and walked away from death.
I hope she miss us in the same way. ……
My head hangs deeply, and I felt the fingertips touch my cheek, which is freezing cold.
"I'll never forget those words."(Persephone )
As soon as the fingers left my body, I turned my back on Death and ran.