A Certain Middle-Aged Man's VRMMO Activity Log Chapter 104
Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa
The Storm Subsides
"As expected, I'm exhausted…"
Once the cooking was over and the Green Dragon finally left, I fell sloppily onto a table.
"Queen, dragons aren't supposed to be beings that bounce in and out, right…?"
When I say that, my eyes look towards the Fairy Queen.
"Yes… that's what it was supposed to be like … SUPPOSED to be… with your influence, that might not be the case from now on…"
She suddenly held her head.
"Even if that doesn't happen, was it possible that supplying the dragons' Young Lady with my cooking was bad…?"
At those words of mine, the 6 advisors all nodded at the same time.
"From cooking the isolated species will open up and mingle… whatever, it's not like we can stop it…"
I wonder if I haven't just thrown out a ridiculous bomb. If it's Cooking, then, currently, there are already a lot of chef players with abilities far above my own. It might be better for the dragons to meet with those people. That bridge has been made; I can't do anything but make that excuse.
"Before that, we should pray for that Green Dragon-san's safety…"
When the Queen said so, she began a silent prayer.
"What does that mean?"
I'm asking purely out of curiosity.
"You're already well-aware that the Red Dragon is the dragon race's ruler, right? For him to have eaten a mountains' worth of delicious food before that ruler… He already surpassed the level of poison-tasting; if he's lucky he'll get one punch; unlucky, and he'll be beaten black and blue, I suppose. The appetites of the dragon race is truly amazing, you see."
He probably won't be killed, though. She added that, but put another way, he'll be beaten to a degree where he'll wish he were dead, I suppose.
"I'm just going to go to sleep for today … there have been a lot of instances where I only cook, but become exhausted; I feel like I'm not really being an adventurer, but…"
So saying, I go to leave this room that had all that chaos about in it. Right then, the cuff of my shirt was caught.
"If that's the case, the definitely come to my castle. I will provide you the most supreme room."
With her entire face a smile, it's the Queen. But when I saw that smiling face, I had the sensation of chills running through my entire body.
"And what you're 'providing' would be to sneak into my bed! You have previous offences, so it's easy to understand, you know?!"
A crack appeared in the Queen's smiling face. To the degree that you could almost hear the *crack* sound effect … but I ignore it.
"Advisors, I leave the rest to you."
Taking advantage of that moment of motionlessness I went outside; another one for the window. After I jumped out I glided with <Fly>, landed on top of the roof of a residence, and continuing on like that, I ran away along the roofs. I was already tired from the discussion with the dragon, and on top of that I even cooked for them; I will pull back from any more of this noisiness.
It's been a while since I've run on roofs, but once I had taken a certain amount of distance I landed on the ground. For now I've gained some ground, so all I have to do is find an inn and logout, I guess. There was a time when I had thought that would be the case.
"What… did you say…!?"
I asked the townspeople to tell me the way to an inn, but… this Eastern Inner City's inns are all located in the central area, so even though I had run all this way, it seems I'll have to run nearly the same amount all the way back.
If that's the case, there's a chance that the Queen will lay out an ambush somewhere. On top of that, she might have ordered her advisors to as well. Even so, if I don't hurry up and enter an inn to logout, things will be dangerous in all sorts of ways. Can't be helped… I begin to move while setting the Queen and her 6 subordinates as priority markers on <Danger Perception>'s indicators.
After walking a while, the lodging comes into view; right then, from here on is the real deal. Entering a narrow alley, I hid my form with <Stealth>. Within 10 seconds I enter another small and narrow alley, release <Stealth> and rest; little by little I draw closer to the inn. My behavior is that of a suspicious person, but I don't have any lee-way on that to speak of.
I also pay attention to the reactions on the radar function of <Danger Perception>. As expected, in this area there are 7 reactions loitering around this area without returning to the castle. If I'm careless I'll definitely be captured; what's with this sad game of tag that I must play throughout the city? And there are 7 "its" to 1 runner - the balance is too bad. This isn't some kind of horror game, you know.
I am certainly getting closer to the inn step by step, but like this I'm also getting closer to the pursuer. While tasting the sensation of cold sweat pouring down my back, I've finally arrived one step in front of the inn. The problem is from now on; the other side also knows that I have <Stealth>, so they might have some way of seeing through it for a moment. How do I trick them… At that time, unexpectedly I was tapped on the shoulder from behind.
"Hi, it's game over."
The culprit who tapped my shoulder was… the Queen.
"Where you distracted by my decoy? Then I got you~♪"
Right when I realized that the Queen said that so easily, the me who was completely confused with a, "When did she get behind me!?" was teleported into a luxurious bedroom. This is… I'm stuck.
"You ran off before, but today you won't get away. Now, it's time to sleep together~♪"
As expected, now that it's come to this, struggling has no meaning, so I give up and get in the bed. This is the ending of the one who has lost, particularly with my ending… The Queen made grabby hands as got into the bed; it was terrifying.
As for what happened afterward… I'll only say that she hugged me, rubbed her cheek to mine, and clung to my chest tightly. I'll also tell you that, before I logged out, the Queen's face was quite shiny and satisfied… I was so embarrassed I wanted to die, dammit.
A/n: This time he lost.
The feelings that Queen-san accumulated exploded.
[Wind-Blown Hunting Bow]Lv17
[Small Shield]Lv 6
[Physical Ability Reinforcement]Lv35 ↑1UP
[Chivalrous Thief]Lv28 ↑2UP
[Fairy Language]Lv99 (Forced Acquisition) (Unable to be moved to Reserved Skills)
Titles Possessed: The One who Charmed Even the Fairy Queen, The One who Defeated a Great Foe Alone, The One Involved with Eastern and Western Dragons
Second Names: "Fairy King Candidate"(jealous), "Chef of the Battlefield-san"
<t/n: OVRMMO is actually one of the harder ones for me to translate… The author writes in a disorganized style that native-speakers can understand, but leaves us dictionary-hand-holders holding our heads. Oh well, I will continue trucking on.
It's just that the chapters are deceptively short, so I always think I can do more than I actually can in a short amount of time.>