Chapter 26: In times like this, just hit the B-button repeatedly.
Pururu, so cute.
Nowadays, I have only been giving attention to Pururu.
Tres also like Pururu.
The two always play together.
Such a warm sight to see. It makes me smile just by watching them.
Up until now, the dungeon has no healing attribute at all.
“Father, can I feed Pururu?”
Tres asked me with upturned eyes.
I’ll allow it.
What does the slime eat anyway?
At times like this, you need Elipedia…
I see, I see, slime is omnivorous and eats pretty much anything. However, it prefers things with high magical power.
If that so, it might as well be a magic stone.
I grab a handful of soil nearby.
Wow, I actually found it.
Recently, I can tell where the magic stones are.
I feel like I’m getting sharper.
I no longer have to dig magic stone using my potato sense.
There are one, two, thirty in here. Is this enough?
I placed them before Tres.
『Alright Tres. There are plenty of magic stones here, take them and feed them to Pururu. 』
That said, Tres happily pick up the magic stone.
Tres is a Golem Homunculus with an appearance of a junior high school student.
I really wanted to make her in adult form but midway through there wasn’t enough materials. As a result, I had to reduce her size.
Maybe that’s why she’s childish compared to others.
So that means a golem’s appearance also influence its personality, perhaps?
As you can see, Una is gutsy while Dos is a quiet one.
“Pururu, time to eat~”
Tossing them, Tres fed Pururu with the magic stone.
Pururu was so happy that its body shakes every time it received a magic stone.
Along with a fizzle sound, the magic stone was absorbed into its body.
It somehow looks similar.
It’s like when you put Babu in the bath. (TLN: Babu is a brand of bath bomb in Japan.)
I enjoyed doing so in the bathroom.
But there’ll be a serious problem if you put too much of it.
Like I was saying, the magic stone in Pururu slowly turn smaller before completely disappearing.
Absorbed in this case.
Hmm, so this is slime’s unique magic, “Gross Eating”.
As mentioned in Elibel’s monster picture book, it’s the characteristic of the slime.
It’s also known to be the ultimate digestive organ in history. Be it wood, rock or corpse. It has the power to absorb anything and turn them into nutrient.
That is the slime “Gross Eating”.
This characteristic is of course enhanced for the higher class.
In the past, there was a superior slime that swallowed a town whole.
At that point, it doesn’t look cute anymore.
Pururu is cute as it is now.
My original intent to keep a slime is for healing.
I never expect it to fight in the first place.
In fact, slime is the weakest among the weakest of monsters. The lowest class.
It’s considerably weaker than the Killer Ant.
It can die from anything even from an attack by a kid with a stick. (TL: Cypress stick)
What a cruel thing to do. I can never forgive anyone who did that.
Incidentally, the superior High Slime is a lower-class. What’s more, the Huge Slime is an intermediate-class and the superior King Slime is the same class as it.
The slime that can swallow a town that I mentioned earlier is a super rare case which only appears once in a thousand years.
A Disaster-class monster.
“Open wide~ Is it good Pururu?”
Pururu’s body shakes. It’s Pururu way of saying it’s delicious.
“Father, can I get more for Pururu?”
『Yeah, sure. 』
Immediately, I dig for more magic stones.
Tres used both hands to carry them to Pururu.
Pururu absorbed a lot of magic stone again.
Eat as much as you like, I don’t mind.
Besides, monster doesn’t simply evolve just like that.
What I gave Ann before was a special magic stone called ‘evolution magic stone’.
Precious and scarce, it’s the results of Elibel’s research.
A slime can never easily evolve unless you feed that to it….
“Pururu, it’s time to eat~”
That said, Tres feed Pururu with magic stone again.
It’s a white magic stone the size of a fist.
It’s just like the one I gave to Ann before….
With fizzle sound coming out of Pururu, it absorbed the magic stone.
“Oi, Tres! Where did you get that magic stone just now!”
I tried checking it in my pocket. It’s not here. That thing that was supposed to be in my pocket (the gap between my scale) is not there anymore.
At that moment, Pururu’s body began to shine.
“Waaaah! My eyes! It hurts!”
Tres is making a fuss about the extremely bright light.
Tsk, it’s too late.
I was carelessly holding it.
The magic stone Tres fed to Pururu just now is definitely the ‘evolution magic stone’.
Since it’s valuable and hard to come by, it was in my hand for research. I regret it now.
The evolution magic stone is literally a special magic stone that evolve a monster into a higher species.
It’s one of the Elibel’s research findings. An artificial magic stone which doesn’t exist at first.
Moreover, its success rate is only 10%.
Fail to evolve means death. It’s a magic stone with a big risk.
When she was still alive, Elibel tried to increase the success rate of the magic stone however she couldn’t finish it.
In other words, Pururu will die the moment it fails.
How could this happen.
It was the first existence that I thought is cute after coming to this world…..
The light lasts for a few seconds before gradually subsided. I can see Pururu.
Please forgive me Pururu.
It’s all my fault, I was careless. If only I put it inside my pocket (in between the scales)….
I can feel Pururu’s magic…. So, this is how it feels….. Eh, what?
Pururu let out a sound.
……It’s still alive?
It’s a success?
But the chance for it to happen is only 10% isn’t it?
Tres is surprised.
In the spot where the dazzling light was, there’s a single slime.
It was Pururu.
But the size is different.
The body which was about the size of a balance got even bigger and its color turned from green to black.
The bubbles in its body let out a glubbing sound and it emits much stronger magic than before.
“Wah, Pururu is big and can talk now.”
Tres happily hugged Pururu.
Pururu… Oh my lovely Pururu, you’ve become a bit ugly now.
That love will never change but if I could, I never want you to change.
Hm? But what kind of slime Pururu evolved to?
Its magical wavelength is completely different from before.
I mean this magical power….. it’s almost the same as Ann, isn’t it?
Lately, Ann has grown quite a lot too.
She can now freely wield the sword I gave her.
I search for monster in the picture book that has the same characteristic and magic wavelength as Pururu.
Gluttony Hell Slime
King-class designated species.
The pinnacle of the slime species which said to appear only one in a thousand years.
It has unique magic called “Universal Absorption”, the peak of the slime’s unique magic “Gross Eating”, that not only can consume physical substances but also magic and its source.
Although it doesn’t look any different from a normal slime, it actually has an extraordinary amount of magical power. When it appeared in the past, thousands of human became its sacrifice——
Halfway through, I stopped reading the explanation.
I look at the slime in front of me again.
It was having fun with Tres like usual.
……..I want my old Pururu back!
Thus, my dungeon fighting force increased.
Everything seems to be going well but it makes me sad nevertheless.
MC: Damn it! Where’s the B-button!? I don’t want it to evolve!