WM – Chapter 240.5: Gossip – Lucy explores Laberintos again

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◇Lucy POV◇

Aya and I are at the Upper Floor of Laberintos. 

“This brings back memories, right, Aya?” (Lucy)

I spoke to the friend by my side while walking through Laberintos. 

But Aya was looking restlessly around the dungeon and tilted her head.

“I didn’t come to the Upper Floor often, so I don’t really remember much of the area around here.” (Aya)

“I see. The place you know well is the Mid Floor after all.” (Lucy)

Aya had reincarnated in this world, and was born as a Lamia in Laberintos. 

But there’s a lot of human adventurers in the Upper Floor, making it dangerous for monsters, so she doesn’t know much about it. 

“The monsters around here should be easy for you and I though, right?” (Lucy)

“Yeah, let’s do this quickly!” (Aya)

We raised our voices going ‘yeah!’ and advanced through Laberintos.

The maps and magic tools for exploration were prepared by Nina-san in the Fujiwara Company. 

Of course, we have paid the money. 

But she gave us quite the discount. 

That person looks after us even now despite having become a noble.

I am grateful for that.

We leisurely explored the Upper Floor.

“Heya, you two. Adventuring with just you two girls? Don’t go too deep, okay? There’s a lot of monsters today.” 

“There was a minotaur just ahead. It is better to take a detour.” 

There’s a lot of adventurers at the Upper Floor. 

It seems like two female adventurers is rare, so we gathered attention. We were spoken to pretty often.

“Thanks for the warning.” (Lucy)

“We will be careful.” (Aya)

Aya and I give our thanks.

It would be nice if all of them were this kind, but…

“Oi oi, are you two looking down on Laberintos by coming with only you two?” 

“Hey, you two, we will accompany you.” 

“We won’t ask for payment. It is natural for veteran adventurers to look after the newbies after all.” 

A group of adventurers (all men) that were clearly evil natured were approaching us.

Aya and I looked at each other.

(Haaah…) (Lucy)

We had this same exact event at the Adventurer Guild just a while ago.

It seems like Aya and I look like newbie adventurers. 

One of the men was about to grab the hand of Aya with a grin but…

Can you not touch me?” (Aya)

Aya’s Pressure Skill activated.

The ones who tried to mess with us in the Adventurer Guild went weak on their knees with just this, but it looks like the ones this time around have a bit more guts. 

They somehow managed to stay on their feet.

They were trembling though.

“Y-You bastards! What’s with you?!” 

“W-We were doing this out of good will!” 

“We were simply trying to help out weak adventurers like you guys…” 

Don’t lie. 

You definitely had hidden motives.

I sighed and gathered mana in my staff.

“Fire Magic: [Phoenix].” (Lucy)

A giant fire bird appeared above me. 

The phoenix burning violently had the size of a dragon.

Seeing this, the faces of the people who tried to mess with us stiffened.

“I am a monarch skill mage. How about you guys?” (Lucy)

“Wa?!” 

“M-Monarch…?” 

“W-What, then tell us that from the start!” 

“See ya!” 

The men stumbled on their feet as they ran away. 

I stopped my Phoenix spell.

“The adventurers of Laberintos are the same as always…” (Lucy)

I remember the time when Makoto and I came here in the past.

A lot of adventurers are gathered here, so there’s all types of people.

A bunch just like that meddled with us before, right? 

“Lu-chan, Lu-chan, everyone is looking over here.” (Aya)

“Eh?” (Lucy)

A number of adventurers, who were probably thinking about saving us from those bad natured adventurers, were looking at us, and had their mouths wide open at the result after. 

“Let’s go further in quickly…” (Lucy)

“Y-Yeah…” (Aya)

Aya and I hurriedly head to the Mid Floor of Laberintos.

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“We will be camping here today. Is that okay?” (Lucy)

“Yeah, that’s okay!” (Aya)

We arrived at the Mid Floor of Laberintos. 

By the way, we are going through the route that doesn’t pass by the underground lake that is the former home of Aya.

The area at the underground lake reminded Aya of her family and would sadden her, so she didn’t want to go there.

I thought that was okay too. 

There’s…no need to force yourself to remember a painful memory.

We are currently at the dungeon called the Green Cave that’s covered in plants. 

We carefully advanced inside that, and we found an area that didn’t have monsters, so we decided to pass one night here.

“I will be cooking, okay, Lu-chan?” (Aya)

“Thanks, Aya. After setting the tent, I will deploy a monster repelling barrier.” (Lucy)

“Doesn’t the tent have a monster repelling effect?” (Aya)

“It is just in case. Safety first, right?” (Lucy)

 “Okay. That wariness of yours reminds me of Takatsuki-kun, Lu-chan.” (Aya)

“He just acts as if safety is the priority, but he rushes right into interesting-looking places head first without a plan, you know?” (Lucy)

“…That’s true.” (Aya)

We look at each other’s faces and laugh.

We were chatting as we prepared the camp. 

By the way, the tent has Protection Magic, Presence Erase, and Monster Repel magic.

This was also a high quality item that was prepared by the Fujiwara Company. 

By the time I finished the preparations for the camp, the handmade cooking of Aya had been completed. 

Rabbit meat and stew that had root crops in it.

We soaked bread in that as we ate. 

Tasty…

Why is it this tasty when it was made hastily?

Thanks to the barrier magic, I could eat without worrying about monsters attacking us.

“Lu-chan, wanna drink this?” (Aya)

“No, I will refrain from it while adventuring…” (Lucy)

Aya took out grape wine but I refused.

Does Aya feel no tension? Or is she that much of a big-shot?

As expected of the Country Designated Hero of Great Keith, huh.

“By the way, Lu-chan…” (Aya)

“What?” (Lucy)

“Aren’t your clothes a bit too open on your chest area? That’s why weird people end up coming at us like today.” (Aya)

“Really?” (Lucy)

“Yeah. Takatsuki-kun isn’t here, so there’s no need to wear such clothes, right?” (Aya)

“Wait, Aya. I have been wearing stuff like this since before I met Makoto, you know?” (Lucy)

These aren’t clothes to pull the attention of Makoto.

No, well…I did aim for that a little bit though.

“What about you, Aya? Why are you wearing such frilly clothes even though you are an adventurer? Wear proper adventurer equipment.” (Lucy)

“Eeeh~. The attire of adventurers is not cute.” (Aya)

“There’s no need for cuteness. It is hard to move around, right?” (Lucy)

“Not really.” (Aya)

“Muh.” (Lucy)

Is that so?

Aya’s attire is like that of a cafe waitress, and yet, when she fights monsters, she moves like a martial artist master. 

That’s just not fair. 

“Isn’t your skirt a bit too mini? That’s what I would call ‘not adventurer-like’.” (Aya)

“Wait, Aya. Stop flipping my skirt.” (Lucy)

“Isn’t that okay? No one is watching.” (Aya)

“That’s not the issue. Then, I will also get your skirt…tights are not fair.” (Lucy)

“Can’t see my underwear even if I kick~.” (Aya)

“Even if that’s the case, I can’t help but still question you wearing a skirt.” (Lucy)

We passed our time after the meal in a relaxed manner as we chatted.

We are not really in a hurry here.

We are planning on resting just like that for today.

After we finished chatting, we went to sleep inside the tent.

I dim out the light of the lamp inside the tent.

“Lu-chan, let’s sleep together.” (Aya)

“Okay okay.” (Lucy)

Aya hugs me.

She has been like this the whole time lately.

“Fufu, you are warm, Lu-chan~.” (Aya)

“There there.” (Lucy)

I pat the head of Aya as if comforting a little sister.

We were like that for a while, but…

“Aya…what are you doing?” (Lucy)

I noticed a weird sensation.

“Lu-chan, you got bigger again?” (Aya)

Aya was touching my breasts.

“Hey now…” (Lucy)

She does stuff like this on the daily. 

“In the first place, they got bigger because you fondle them every day, right? Here, I will make yours bigger for you.” (Lucy)

“Wait, Lu-chan. Stop stop.” (Aya)

“Oh my? Where are your boobs, Aya? Here maybe~?” (Lucy)

“…Lu-chan~, what were you implying with that?” (Aya)

“Aya, your eyes are scary.” (Lucy)

We joked around for a while, and eventually fell asleep.

-A few hours later

I opened my eyes.

I could hear the breathing of Aya by my side. 

I slowly get up so to not wake up Aya.

And then, the moment I tried to leave the tent…

“…Lu-chan, training again?” (Aya)

A voice rang from my back.

“Sorry, Aya. Did I wake you up?” (Lucy)

“No, it is okay. But don’t push yourself too much, okay?” (Aya)

“Yeah, I know.” (Lucy)

“You should rest properly at least at the times when we are adventuring.” (Aya)

“…Yeah…but I am sure Makoto is working even harder than me in the past.” (Lucy)

“…I see.” (Aya)

Aya made a wry smile with a face as if saying ‘it can’t be helped’.

I respond with a smile. 

I left the tent this time for sure and went outside.

And then, I take stance with my staff within the barrier. 

I gather a bit of mana into my staff.

If I gather too much mana, we might get noticed by monsters, so only a bit.

Fire element mana gathers.

“Fuuh…” (Lucy)

I breathe out slightly, and look around.

Small red lights were drifting about.

“Fire Spirits…” (Lucy)

I see them.

I can finally see them too. 

Just as Makoto taught me, I continued training my Fire Magic Proficiency everyday.

The results have finally bloomed.

But the Fire Spirits are flying about as they please and are not coming to me. 

“XXXXXX (Hey, lend me your strength…).” (Lucy)

Even when I talk to them in Spirit Language, they are not turning over here.

(Is it because…I am still lacking training…?) (Lucy)

I am far from being like Makoto.

(I have to work harder…) (Lucy)

I have been relying on Makoto all the time.

Makoto is working hard in the Dark Era.

I am simply waiting. 

That’s why…more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more…

“Lu-chan~, working too hard is poison to your body, you know?” (Aya)

“Eh?” (Lucy)

I felt a bit of weight from my back.

Aya hugged me from behind.

“Aya.” (Lucy)

“I have made hot milk with honey in it. Let’s take a break.” (Aya)

“But…” (Lucy)

I have to train more.

If it were Makoto, he definitely wouldn’t be taking a break…

“Just come already~. You are not Takatsuki-kun. You have to take a break.” (Aya)

I was forcefully made to take a break.

Two mugs were placed on the small table, and steamy hot milk was poured in them.

I take a sip.

It is slightly sweet. 

It calms my heart.

“Aah, Lu-chan, your shoulders are stiff. That’s not good. You should take care of your body.” (Aya)

“Wait, Aya—au.” (Lucy)

Aya began to massage my body.

S-She is good…

“Did you do this to Makoto too?” (Lucy)

When I asked her this, she made a complicated expression.

“Massages? I wanted to, but there was no point in it.” (Aya)

“Why?” (Lucy)

Even though she is so good.

“Takatsuki-kun’s shoulders don’t stiffen no matter how long he trains. Moreover, he says he doesn’t get tired.” (Aya)

“…What?” (Lucy)

“It must be because he finds training fun that he doesn’t get tired, right? That’s why his shoulders don’t stiffen and there’s no need to massage him, apparently.” (Aya)

Aya copied the tone of Makoto as she said this.

“What’s with that…? That guy…” (Lucy)

That doesn’t make sense.

Training is fun so it doesn’t tire him…?

That’s impossible for me.

“Lu-chan.” (Aya)

Aya hugged me.

Wait, the hot milk is gonna spill! 

“A-Aya…what is it?” (Lucy)

“Rest properly! Got it?!” (Aya)

“O-Okay…” (Lucy)

I obediently nod.

It somewhat feels like Aya is the older sister here.

That day Aya forced me to rest. 

Thanks to that, I managed to concentrate better than usual on the adventuring the next day.

…So it really won’t go like Makoto does, huh.

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85 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 240.5: Gossip – Lucy explores Laberintos again

    1. That’s why…more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more…
      …So it really won’t go like Makoto does, huh.
      The absence of Makoto is really affecting the mental health of Lucy. She should rest like Aya said.

      “Fire Spirits…” (Lucy)
      I see them.
      I can finally see them too.
      Just as Makoto taught me, I continued training my Fire Magic Proficiency everyday.
      The results have finally bloomed.
      She grown so much. Remember in the beginning when her magic was just like Megumin’s ?Now, she has a fire magic proficiency of at least 105.

      Fire Spirits are really strong ! I wonder how Salamander looks like ?

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  1. Alright, should i say that while makoto working hard in the past now he got ntr’ed by his girlfriends? well yuri train really moving so fast today huh…

    Training is fun so it doesn’t tire him…?
    That’s impossible for me.

    Well yeah the only one who can do that are weirdos like makoto

    Glad that lucy can see the spirit now. Maybe she would make a contract with salamander? i want to see duo great spirit user between makoto and lucy

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      1. Are we not men (and women). Must we submit quietly?! Like Makoto, we must fight against fate itself, and turn them into a useless (goddess) tsundere.

        Also, if Abel is a boy turned girl. I propose that Prince Leonard also be done to this.

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  2. These aren’t clothes to pull the attention of Makoto.
    No, well…I did aim for that a little bit though.

    Oh wow she tried once😏

    Aya was touching my breasts.
    “Hey now…” (Lucy)
    She does stuff like this on the daily.
    “In the first place, they got bigger because you fondle them every day, right? Here, I will make yours bigger for you.” (Lucy)
    “Wait, Lu-chan. Stop stop.” (Aya)
    “Oh my? Where are your boobs, Aya? Here maybe~?” (Lucy)

    Yuri moments i can’t wait for this to be illustrated 😎 for research purposes 😁

    I have to train more.
    If it were Makoto, he definitely wouldn’t be taking a break

    Seems like the training complex of makoto influences them😐 in a way that is.

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    1. “In the first place, they got bigger because you fondle them every day, right? Here, I will make yours bigger for you.” (Lucy)
      I see that kind of sentence in some manga. Is it true ? Just asking for curiosity. (Really !😂)

      Makoto is definitely a training addict. He should really take a break sometimes because on the long term it will harm his body.

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      1. Well, i don’t know how answer that. If they really bigger if it fondle them.

        We need girls or some expeutp guide us this sentence if it’s true🤔😂. And I’m with you bro. Im also curious if it is true.

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      2. I think the idea is that fondling them increases estrogen production which indirectly increases them, but I some how doubt that it would be more effective than just eating a fattier diet.

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  3. I have always thought that the relationship between Aya and Lucy is very forced, on some occasions it seems that Makoto is not needed between them and that he would be better off alone with Sofia, Furi and Momo.

    I hope that if these two become overpower it will be in an acceptable time and not in a couple of months.

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  4. Well, i don’t how answer that. If they really get bigger if it fondle them.

    We need girls or some expert to guide us this sentence if it’s true. 🤔😂. And I’m with you bro. Im also curious if it is true.

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  5. Damn, Lucy is training her magic just like Makoto or at least making the attempt. The two are getting stronger. Thanks for the chapters.

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  6. “Oh my? Where are your boobs, Aya? Here maybe~?” (Lucy)

    “…Lu-chan~, what were you implying with that?” (Aya)

    “Aya, your eyes are scary.” (Lucy)

    Lucy , you need to be careful when teasing Sa-san or you’ll face the wrath of Queen Lamia. But if it’s Lucy or Makoto , Sa-san probably just do something like pin them down and tickle them or something like that.

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    1. Lucy is like someone who is uneasy that tries to hit baseballs as much as they can. When she is uneasy she recklessly trains. Sa-san becomes clingy when uneasy even before bed.

      Yuri teasing, but that’s it. No kissing or anything just messing around.

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    1. Considering that she is alive I think she is simple a spirit user, like his grandpa, she could have revived like Makoto, but considering that the god themselves should have killed her, I can’t see she alive unless they also resurrected her.

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    2. No, because Crimson witch doesn’t summon the fire spirits but forcefully brought them to the battle field by teleport and you need to have a proficiency higher about 999 and offered your flesh as a tribute to be able be a spirit king cease to be human/elf/mere mortal)

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    3. To be a spirit king, you must offer your entire being by sacrifice magic while being an Old Gods Apostle.

      Since her mom wasn’t one, so probably no.

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  7. Lucy, imitating an insane person won’t help, you know? Congrats on that proficiency 100 though. Not many people can hit that.

    The secret of Takatsuki’s crazy training is revealed! …He doesn’t lose stamina when he does it. Why.

    It’s good to see harem members getting along. Rather, that’s required to have a functional harem. It’s not just about the main guy, it’s about everyone’s relationship with each other.

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  8. Lucy can see fire spirits but they’re not interested in her. The difference could be that Makoto is Noah’s apostle, so he’s essentially a spirit magnet or natural gigolo in the spirit world.

    This sly elf did use her cleavage to attract Makoto a bit. So they grew again. Makoto would be pleased to grope them again. I am sorry to say this, but just like how Aqua’s intelligence never increases… Sa-san’s figure will always stay the same.

    They are heavily affected by Makoto’s absence. Sa-san is more clingy with Lu-chan and is uneasy to sleep alone. Lucy is trying to distract herself by training recklessly.

    Will these girls meets any ancient dragons down here?

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    1. That’s kinda what I’m hoping for. I feel like its too much of a coincidence that he is there and they are visiting there. I wonder if the dragon will be there, or some kind of thing Makoto leaves behind for them in a cute way~

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  9. … are these girls pent up because Makoto hasn’t done anything with them?

    Makoto’s “I don’t get tired because I’m having fun training” is obviously nonsense. It must be to do with his RPG Player skill.

    I wonder how the conversation with the girls and the holy dragon will go. She can’t give spoilers for what’s going to happen in the time travel arc right?

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    1. I think it’s legit Makoto having fun. He’s the guy who kept playing games in the middle of dying due to hypothermia after all.

      I guess that original personality is what make him granted RPG Player skill.

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      1. Does “legit having fun” really save you from having stiff shoulders?

        And if I remember right, he barely sleeps. Was it 5 hours a night? Or even less?

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      2. For him? Yes

        He ain’t normal before he even got the skill. He kept playing games while dying. If that guy can stave off mortal danger while still being completely normal human, what’s a mere stiff shoulders?

        That sleeping habit he gets from when he’s still on earth. Along with his crazy RPG minded personality. Remember how he brought stones in the past that helps out Sakurai in the past.

        RPG Skills didn’t gave him that. He has quality and aptitude for that skill since the beginning.

        Just where did you people even think that not having stiff shoulder and only needing 5 hours of sleep is some sort of superpower.

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  10. Thanks for the chapter~!

    Cute intermission chapters of Lucy and Aya. Now that there’s no Makoto, they make do by snuggling up against each other. Though it’s subtle outside, the absence of Makoto affects them deeply.

    Man, I really wanted to see Noah’s perspective all this time, but author has been adamant about it to be put at the last arc, unless he got forced by the editor again.

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  11. Still no finding evidences of their lover making mess in the past, eh… Somehow I think his ZaWarudo(Chill~ver.) is still not thawed out there~ (well, 6 Undines chorus spell, duh. Miracle grade)
    Lu-chan, don’t poke Aya’s sore(flat) spot, she Is overly conscious of it. (Poke it anyway~)
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    Spirits gave no heck to Spirit Language? Wasn’t it a thing Gods used to command them, and that’s why Noah asked Makoto not to use it casually? Somewhere in the beginning. In fact his first time using it after was when he urgently summoned Undine against horde of 1000y.o. monsters. Well, with how he uses it to chat nowadays, it lost a lot quite a bit of its imposingness

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  12. So the author is going to keep doing these eh? That’s nice. It’s good to know how the girls are doing and that they haven’t given up on Makoto. Though it does make me curious why the delay. Regardless of whether he travels back to the future directly, or sleeps for a thousand years, it should be possible to return just after he left right? I wonder what the reason is. Are they planning to keep him on ice until the final battle to catch the demons by surprise or something? It’s quite curious.

    Thanks for the translation.

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  13. I kinda expected the main chapter because I’m curious how Abel turn into woman, but…this chapter is very naisu~

    I want to see the ilustration when they were cuddling together. For research purpose, of course~

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  14. Sa-san and Lucy are so overpowered that they are treating this dungeon capture like a vacation. Remember when they had to be cautious of minotaurs? Now Lucy can just chuck a phoenix at them. They may not even need the three days they planned to conquer the whole dungeon. I am hoping they’ll find traces of Makoto soon though. Him being gone really has affected them. Sa-san has gotten much clingier and Lucy is throwing herself into training for extended periods of time. Well with any luck they may just find Makoto in stasis or something at the very core of the dungeon during this capture. Maybe they might need to punch some ancient dragons along the way though.

    Anyways looks like Lucy has finally broken past 100 in fire magic proficiency since she can see spirits now. She can’t control them yet but I assume that she probably needs higher proficiency and she’s only at around the bare minimum which is why she can’t control them and it’s not for some other weird reason.

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