I’m sorry I cant upload yesterday. My house was flooded yesterday and it took a full day to remove the water. It was knee high, I’m just glad that my friend’s laptop that I borrowed aren’t submerged in the water. Well to made up for it, I’ll upload another chapter in a few hours. See you later and enjoy!
Chapter 9 Giant Ants
While moving along the animal path, I try to search for small animals, but they are hard to find.
I can only hunt small animals like rabbit and mice.
I wish I could hunt something bigger, but if I get greedy I’ll get hurt.
I learned this from experience.
It’s still impossible with my ability.
“…..There’s none~…..what a shame.”
There seems to be no small animals around here.
I can’t find them even after searching for their presence.
I’m glad I picked the nuts I found on the way.
Otherwise I’m going to put my hand to the last piece of dried meat.
But, somehow I feel that not only small animals but also large animals are few in this place.
Once again, I check for presence around me, but I didn’t catch anything.
I looked for a while, and gave up.
Eat the nuts and find a place to sleep today.
There are no holes or caves that can be used as a place to hide … Is it on a tree today?
Look around for trees and choose the one with a thick trunk.
It’s branch is thick and felt more stable than usual, so I decided to rest on a branch that was a little higher.
A little early, but let’s rest for today.
I’m somewhat tired.
The most inconvenient part of a journey is sleep, you can’t sleep well.
You’re likely to die if you sleep well.
I woke up feeling a sense of danger.
It ’s still far away, but it’s heading to this place at great speed.
What to do, should I move?
Or keep hiding like this?
Calm down my heart, and check it’s presence.
Given the speed of it’s movement, it seems that I can’t outrun it.
I pressed my body against the gap in the tree I found.
Hold my breath, hide my presence, and wait for it to pass is the only thing that I can do.
After a while, the sound of fallen leaves being step gradually approches.
The sound come not from one but a few dozens.
The presence were mixed, so I can’t figure out the numbers.
Hold the body that seems to tremble, and harden it so that it doesn’t move as much as possible.
If I move they’ll notice!
Under the tree where I lurk, a lot of noise passes by.
Move my line of sight slowly and check the origin of the sound.
Through the gap of the tree I could see a glowing body, lit by the moonlight.
…..Certainly that is, Huge Ant that I’ve seen in the book.
They’re supposed to be a monster that attacked in group.
If I look closely, there are several black lumps moving under the tree……
It’s size is over 1 meter and it’s movement is…..fast!
When I look, my body is trembling, so I shut my eyes tightly and erase my presence.
How much time has passed, the presence of the Huge Ants has moved away.
But, I still can’t move.
If I move now, they might come back and attack me.
After quite a while, strength finally left my body. (かなり時間がたってから、ようやく体から力を抜くことができた。)
The presence are no more, but I still check my surrounding to make sure.
This forest may be close to the Huge Ant’s nest.
….So that’s why there are no animals around…..
Haah, I didn’t notice.
The reason for the unusually small number of animals is that there was a cause.
Speaking of which, it seems that there were multiple traces on the ground…..
Are this their footprints? (あれが足跡だったのだろうか？)
I don’t know about it for the first time, but I’ll remember it. (初めての事で分からないが、覚えておこう。)
Even so, their numbers are amazing.
I’m glad they didn’t notice me.
It was really scary. (恐かった～。) (I know what it means, I just can’t phrase it better UwU )
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