What? A recovery potion won't heal him?'But how come? In game it was usually like that. If you are injured and is in need of hp and stamina, you would need that to recover'[You currently have 220 harto. Each question would cost 20 harto. Do you still want to ask it?]'Is it worth the prize to know? It was hard to earn harto. I shall take good use of it'But judging by how things are happening, maybe… the reason why is because that was in game. It doesn't have the same effect when it comes to real life. Closing my eyes, I guess I can do nothing about it. It would be nice if there is a saint or mage who is respective when it comes to healing magic.Looking at the state of the kid, I wonder how long will he last.Is there really nothing else that I can do?Checking on my notification bar, I slightly smirk as I know there is one last hope. “The lucky draw“”You say something?“
”Migo…“The kid seems to hear my words. I must be careful next time..Luckily, his friend called him which makes him divert his attention out of me. 'Wai'
[I am Wai your personal assistant. How may I help you?]It is now time for me to gamble. Clicking the roulette for the lucky draw, I only have one as of this moment. It would either be a small help assistant like Wai. It can be a weapon. It can be a harto. No one knows. But one thing is certain, every first draw is a help assistant. This is my first draw which is why… I have a chance![Congratulations! You have used your one time lucky draw! Pull the lever and the reward will go!]
Please be healing a assistant.Please be healing a assistant. Please be healing a assistant.
...”Thank you Mr. for helping me and my friend to get in this store. But with his state, it would be better if we go to the hospital now. If that is still working even in this kind of situation“”Migo, right? It is alright. I did no much help at all. I wish the best luck for the both of you“
”Ben, hold tight“And with that, the both of them get out of my sight. It was a failure. I didn't do any help at all. The fact that I have this knowledge about this game, about the store it provided for players… I still did nothing to help these two kids.I need to get stronger…I need to be better…This kind of thing isn't enough to let me live. Surely, it would bring me to death in notime if that do happens…After all, the game is just about to begin.
Collecting things that I might need, I almost make this store run dry. Luckily, I have a storage inventory. Although the capacity would be upgraded each time I succeed to make a level forward. The inventory slots would be defined by ones level. I need to level up in order to have more slots to use.
As of now. It was still useless. I can only put ten items in there. Each time I level up, it would be double.Letting out a sigh, I look at the creature that I pulled when I use my first lucky draw. It is just one time qhich is why I have no other choice but accept it. It would go to waste if I would decline it. But… how is it even useful?Hah…
[Master, this is the north, this is the south, this is the east, this is the west—]”But I didn't ask any of it“[But it is Navi's responsibility to help master in finding directions]
Closing my eyes, I don't even know this help assistant that I got. In my account for the game of IKINOBIRU, the first help assistant that I pulled is something that can help me know where the location of valuable material is. As long as it is in the vicinity of her homeland.”Wai, open the storage“But to have Wai is fairly enough, I guess. As for Navi, maybe he would be good too. He looks a little cute looking like an arrow with changing color. [Warning, the storage capacity is full. There is no space for other item. Please remove items to make a space]
”Well, what can I expect for a level like this. Maybe I really need to level up huh. But first…“The sound of my stomach creating a crying sound was heard. Hah…”I really need to eat first“Due to the things that happened, I somehow manage to divert my attention and forgot that I am hungry. The sky is about to turn dark. I need to gather food and find shelter. Staying in this place would do me no good. It is not safe. Fixing the bag that I got on one of the racks on display, it contains those things that I can't put on my storage. This are small stuffs that is needed to—Wait a minute. Smiling on my ears I thought of something that is really a genius idea of mine. What if I put this bag in the inventory? That would make this just one item, right?Smiling on my ears, I thought I won a lottery. This system would surely be in good use. If they think that they can outsmart me then they belittles me. And there, it went inside the inventory. ”I am a geniu— s…“A loud banging sound was heard. Join with the clashing rocks that scattered all around. ”What was that…“My eyes widened in surprise as something pops in front of me. It was a notification hologram. [Story quest arrived. Click to open the quest]My heart is beating so fast. Why can't I help my self to calm down. Click[A new quest arrived. Every hardword, there is a reward to get. If you are in land, you must run or else the water will bring you the fun. Survive until the time alloted turns to zero. Timer, starts… now ]
[1:59:59 time remaining]Why do I feels like something is not right? But first… I need to buy something to protect myself. ”Wai, open the store. I want to buy the sacrificial sword“[Sacrificial sword. A sword that helps user make a blast thatbis 10x his normal hit. This would only happen one time for every 25 seconds. It cost 150 harto. You currently have 220 harto. Do you still want to purchase it?]
Letting out a sigh, it is not as if I can go on like this without any weapon.But wait… isn't gun more useful than sword? I always use sacrificial sword which is why I was so used in it. But, a sword for a long distance combat, isn't it… a little useless?
BangClashing sound was heard covering the place. It is no surprise that the ceiling of this place almost collapse. It was a good thing it didn't. Or else, I would be stucked in this place. The first thing that I need to doIs escape!After making a swift escape from that place, open area… that is the place I must go— Wait no.After Mesozoic event… the time where this game would make the player faught with dinosaurs… if my memories serves me right… it's next event would be…
”The Paleozoic…“And there, a cold water touches the skin of my feet. No… no… no… this is bad. This is bad. This is really really bad!!!
”Run!!!!!“I shouted on top of my lungs. Why do this things always makes me run like hell?!?! Is it really that fun to see me run like this?!?But well, in fairness. It seems to make me be more faster than before— no, I do not have the time to think for that. I need to go in a high place!!!”No, no, no, there is a wall ahead!!“'Ahhh!! Shit! This damn wall!!'SwooshBefore I can even hit the wall, a strange thing hit my stomach. A sound of a metal thing or sort was heard hitting a metal surface. Joined with this rope that was on my arms, I wonder where it came from
”Hey Mr! Get in here before the water rises!!!“A strangely familiar voice was heard calling to me. Looking at the sidw where that voice came from, there I saw Migo. The kid from a while ago. ”Ho—“Before I can even ask why and how he did that, the water current is now on my knees. Eeven Migo was running upstairs as he was located on a building that is luckily standing still despite of the things that happened. Holding onto the rope, I did what I can to get to the other side but since a while ago, I haven't done anything that would replenish those hp that I consumed. I need to fill those bars.”Wai, buy me a recovery potion”
[Recovery potion are use to regain hp and stamina. It cost 25 harto per bottle of max hp,do you still want to purchase i—]
It would be bad for him since I didn't let him finish his words. But what can I do, it is an emergency![A bottle of recovery potion cost 25 harto. You currently have 220 harto. 25 deducted, you now have 195 harto at this moment. Recovery potion purchase complete]Why does it have to be this slow right now?! My life is at stake… damn it!Gulping the potion in an instant, I can feel how good I had become after absorbing the effect of the potion I had drunk. With that, it became easy for me to go to the side of the building. Running as I walk on my barefoot, I tried to not slip. Luckily, I didn't. ”Hah, that was…“I remarked as I catches my breatheThat was raly a tough—”Hey you. We meet again“Odd, why does that voice doesn't seems to come from migo?Looking at where that voice came from, just as I thought, it wasn't Migo who said it. But the protagonist of this game, the one that I am planning to avoid— Saypher.
“It seems like we meet again”Judging by his words, it doesn't feel like this was just a coincidence. With my body completely soaked wet, I might look like a complete fool by how I look but who cares. Looking at the place where that big tides came from, I know for sure that staying in this place would do us no good. “I think we must go—”Before I can even complete my words, I can see them going upstairs leaving me behind. “Did you just left without saying any words?”Shocked on how they leave without saying any notice to me, I make my feet moving. The floor is wet which is why we must be careful —ThudAnd just as I said… I slip falling due to this floor being slippery. Getting up quick, I somehow manage to take a few steps on the stairs before another wave of tide clashes from my back. Luckily, I am holding unto this stairs handle. With that, we manage to reach the top of the floor. There was no roof. Only the. Water from the outside can be seen. No land, no roofs, nothing else
Slash“Wow… that… was my first”Smiling in amazement, Migo is not scared of how he kill a living creature. There was a satisfaction in his face. As if he got an achievement.“Yes, just like that kid. Aim on their heart”“Weird but… There was a glowing light in their body”“Then stab those places. To be honest, I believe that Bow and arrow would be much better in you”“Bow and arrow…”“Yeah, but get use of that daggers. Isn't it cool to be an archer who is also good in combat?”He is lecturing Migo, even so, Saypher didn't sweat any when he faces three of those monster at once. It hasn't been a day but his skills already accomplished those criteria to be called as strong.“Woah, something pop up”Migo shouted as he level up in every kill that he does. “Now I seem to understand how this things work”If the situation above is good, that is the opposite of what is happening on the ground below....“Wai…”I mumbled his name, as I remember, I only have 45 harto with me… what can I do.
“Brother Ethan, what is with that long sour face? Don't you feel happy with this abilities we acquire?”Playing with fire in his hand, he seems to enjoy his company with that thing that he can manipulate. “Migo, stop playing with the fire”“But, isn't it cool? It's like a magic. Look, a firebal— Saypher!!”Hissing as his small fire that is as big as the light of a match stick dissolve in the water that Saypher splash, I even wonder how the two of them are acting as if it was something so normal. “This is just a dream, yeah this is just a dream—”“Brother Ethan, have you gone mad?”That kid, why did I not notice it in the first place?? He is the sidekick of Saypher. He is one of the main ally that Saypher have every time he go in different timeline.So… why is he in bad terms with Saypher?Brushing my hair, I was so frustrated at the fact that I have no idea what to do. What should I do? I just want to live and survive. But… is it that hard for this damn world to give it to me?[Y
Looking at the place where that collapsing sound was heard, we saw how Migo was sitting on the ground while a girl around his age pick up a big sword, or should I say claymore, that sinked in the corner part of the wall.“Who was that?”I asked looking at Saypher but what welcomes me was an empty air with no hint of Saypher being there. What the….Another loud thud was heard and there I saw Saypher getting in the place where the two kids was. I am amazed by the fact that this place was now clearly dry and there was no hint of it being in 'that' state yesterday. Closing my eyes, I was slapped by the realization of how Saypher was that strong. I know that he is strong and he is someone who would become stronger as time passes by, but… the fact that he was this strong even if he haven't even reach the pinnacle nor half of his level, it was worrisome how there are much more enemies that is stronger than him“Alright… it seems like before I can even jog around this building, I would firs
The moment I get back from where they are, I was welcomed with a loud thud coming from something that fall on the ground. To my surprise, I almost lost my grip on the tumbler that I am holding. Luckily, my leg move on it's own making me squat and have a hold on my footings.“And what is the meaning of this again for the second time?”I asked my self in annoyance. The moment I give this to that brat, I will surely bid farewell to the three of them. If my memories serves me right, after Saypher save Migo, he would then meet Kheina. Being with that two kids together would just start a world war. I shouldn't let myself be affiliated with those kids. Surviving on my own would be much better. So there would be no responsibility other than saving myself and avoiding punishments. That is what I thought, that is what I planned to do… but…“Why are you two following me?”“Ah, Saypher was here too”And when did she even call Saypher with just his name? Didn't she know how to respect those wh
Looking around, I manage to get away from those three. Staying with them would make me be filled with jealousy. Even if I have the knowledge about the IKINOBIRU, it is still hard to accept how the life of those who was originally part of the game was as easy as that. Every stores was now dry. It was weird on how it feels like it didn't drift in the water last night. It was really a big mystery but the fact that this kind of thing is happening, that this game suddenly becomes reality, isn't it already a big mystery?“Woah, this sushi looks nice”I grab the sushi in a container. How funny, before, I wouldn't have the chance to buy these since my pocket money was already shared by those who I treated as friend. But now… I can get anything for free. Smiling, even if I am broke in harto, I can say that I am thankful for this Storage space that helps me bring many things. I already arrange them in those shelves. Foods that are in the same likes are all packed together in a big bag. I
“Didn't I clearly stated how we are supposed to go on our separate ways?”Closing my eyes, my hand was resting on my head. I would totally go insane if this thing continues!“I am not following you. Brother Ethan, it just so happens that the path you choose is the same path I planned to choose”What is with this three? Didn't they know that I am not needed in this journey? They can go on their ways now, after all, the three of them would have no much struggles until they reach their main goals. So while this game was still on it's first phase, they have no worries to take…“You can be all good with Saypher alone. Being with me would just bring you troubles”Even if the truth is, it was you three who would give me troubles. I don't want to join you squad and put my life in danger! Knowing how the three of you will rise on level for a pace that I can't even comprehend, it would do me no good to stick around with he three of you. It is not as if I can fight high ranking monsters with t
There are various of people ahead us. But I am not quite sure if it would be alright for me to call them as people. To think that this would really happen… I didn't close my mind in it tho. But for me to see it in front of my eyes, I can't help but be slapped by the truth of how this world change completely. Not leaving any hint of it being back in the way it used to be.Charging at those undead, or should I call them zombies just like what we think of, Saypher did not show any hint of him surrendering. That is one of the thing that one can expect to the protagonists of this game. He is powerful indeed. He also have those characteristics of the famous game protagonist. Even his fast pace of leveling up, how envious…“graaaa”Migo on the other hand let his arrow fly in different directions. Did he already acquire the eye of the truth? It was a skill that he would get when he reach level 15. It it possible when he was just level six last time we met?I gulp, if he is already in level