After this I will switch to weekly release…
oh, yeah, Happy Chinese New Year 2019!!
The Undead Partner
Author: 天乃聖樹 (Amano Seiju)
Translator: AYA Translation
While walking in the Adolmud town at night, I recalled memory about my first playthrough. Because I wrote diary everyday, I had perfect memory of my journey.
It’s not like I was diligent or what, I was fired up and like “Let’s leave record of my valuable lifetime experience with the legendary hero’s party!”. I was really stupid!
In the first playthrough, two days from now, after the heroes were tired from too much play in Adolmud town, the town attacked by monsters army. At that time, the heroes (mainly by using me) drove back the monsters and receive large amount of war fund.
The monster army, before attacked Adolmud town, they annihilate large subjugation party full with skilled mercenary and also destroyed a village. So, if I went to that battlefield, I can choose corpse from strong person as much as i like. A buffet of corpse, for warrior that must be a hell, but for necromancer that was a heaven.
I went to equipment shop and bought necromancy magic tools and recovery items for myself.
“It’s wonderful that you can buy something you want as much as you like with your own money…!!”
“…? What’s wrong Missy? Did you meet any difficult situation?”
Seeing me went to tears, the uncle at equipment shop inclined his head.
“You’re wrong uncle, there are a lot of hard things but starting from now it’s my fantastic daily life.”
“Like that huh, you should be immediately go to hospital and thanks for your business.”
After receive the goods from rudely worried shopkeeper, I left the town.
I don’t know whether I was acting suspiciously or not, but it can’t be helped. In first playthrough, when I asked about battle necessities, “Err… I can’t fight without MP recovery potion, can I buy it?” “Cih! Necromancer is really need a lot of money huh. Even without MP recovery potion you can still fight with your guts you know!” it was like that. I can’t get any necessities without unpleasant exchange like that.
And, after walking for few hours, I arrived at nearest battlefield.
“Owh, they are dead, they are all dead! I can collect material as much as I like here~ slurp.”
There was dead body, dead body, and dead body as far as I can see. There must be a fancy battle here, the warriors and magicians were defeated all over the stormy wilderness. A lot of them were eaten by monsters, but I was grateful that there were still some intact corpse. It seemed the monster was kind (?) to necromancer this time.
In the middle of the night I walked alone at corpse party assembly hall. Looking for a particularly strong corpse. Of course because I’m a girl I won’t let my clothes got dirty. It was pitch black necromancer formal dress with a lot of frills. This dress is more important than my life. That’s why I won’t let the smell of corpse stick on this dress. Absolutely won’t.
“First of all, I need undead familiar. Not disposable one.”
There were a lot of dangers for woman who travel alone. Necromancer was someone who can’t fight without being protected by vanguard. Subordinate that will be my limbs for fight is necessary.
Men is no god. If he did sex harassment to me like the hero, I’ll beat him to death even if he was my familiar. Adult woman like the Priestess Sara also no good. It’s disgusting imagining (not I want to imagine it) her doing that with the hero.
“Oh! Good looking corpse found!”
I was dancing in the joy when I found the corpse of swordswoman. Especially when it was located in the middle of hellish pool of blood. It was slim woman with age similar to me, or a bit older? She wore cute skirt type armor but it was torn here and there. The face also pretty, it’s waste that she was dead.
What amazing was the massive amount of blood which gathered in her surrounding wasn’t red, but green blood. In other words, before she die she killed a lot of monsters and made this hellish pool of blood. Furthermore, she didn’t let her sword go even in her death, she still grasp it tightly. It seemed she didn’t give up and keep fighting and fighting on the verge of her death. To be frank, there was possibility that necromancy magic will strengthen the undead, but the most important is mentality. Well, I don’t think her body potential was low…
“… yeah, it’s a good body.”
I was satisfied after touching her muscle on her arms and legs for confirmation. She was thin but her body was firmly built. Although she didn’t get enough nutrition but it seemed she never miss her training. In this case, how much power could be withdrawn depended on the strengthening.
“Now then, let’s start.”
I summon a crowd of revengeful spirits and order them to create 50 meters wide ceremonial space in that place and then continue my operation.
One of her limbs was missing so I took one from vicinity and connect it to her. The more I looked at her the more beautiful she was, but poorly injured. I was able to completely stitch and connect her missing limb. Necromancer is also professional surgery that can be compared to a doctor… limited to dead body though.
I draw Sephiroth pattern on the girl’s skin with sap of Abrasica. I also draw a group of circles on her hands and legs. On her surrounding, there were skeleton knights drawing magic square with ash.
“… fiuh, preparation finished!”
Because usually tens of people were needed to do this ceremony in the village, it took a lot of time for me to do it alone. Before long, the dawn, the time when necromancer power weaken will come.
This time resurrection magic that I will use was very, very, very special. Because she will be my right hand while on the journey, I can’t let her body to break and her appearance must be like a normal person. She must be perfectly revived undead.
What I will use is secret medicine that I secretly took from the village. It was secret medicine of Osiris’ miko and very valuable.
The last thing to do is to finish the contract by transferring the miko’s secret medicine mouth to mouth but… yeah, tentatively it will be my first kiss. I hesitated look at the girl.
This girl, her long bangs covered on of her eyes, but the other eye was very clear. Her bridge of nose also straight and slender… even though we have same gender, my heart was pounding.
“…well, since she already dead then it’s not count right?”
From the bottle, I put miko’s secret medicine into my mouth. After made up my mind, I stick my lips to the girl’s lips. Starting mouth to mouth liquid secret medicine transfer, I murmured the chant.
“I am thy life, thy spring. Immerse thy tip of the toes in underground spring of the abyss and once again awaken thy heart. Come and raise up my fellow. Become my power thy the immortal warrior. Walt Amui Bara Shidorie!!”
The magic circle and the pattern on the girl’s skin glowing purple. I pour all of the secret medicine left inside my mount the girl’s. The revengeful spirits were made circle formation to maintenance the ritual space and shouting profanity spell. When Osiris, the realm of the death’s God poured her power down, the life force of the warrior gathered from the cursed battle ground.
Badump. The heart of the girl started to pulse.
Her pale skin regain its red color and breathe leaked out from her naval cavity. Her finger twitched a little and light returned to her clear eye.
When I release my lips, the girls took a big breath. She was coughing violently and bend her body to writhe. After touching her arm, legs, and chest, she open her eyes wide.
“I, I’m…. alive…? I should have been died…”
“I bring you back to life. Well, that’s not really accurate, I revive you as undead.”
“…! I still can fight…”
Large drop of tears flowed from the girl’s eyes.
Even though she had terrible death and live again, she didn’t lose her fighting spirit. This girl is a hardcore. My judgement to choose this girls didn’t seem wrong.
“It’s still too fast for you to be glad. You are my servant from now on. You need to work as familiar of the necromancer Nene-sama who is me.”
I tried to be a little intimidating. Well, how will she respond? Afraid of necromancer? Feel disgusting? I don’t care how much you hate me. I will use you as my tool to achieve my ambition.
I was thinking like that but…
“…Nene-sama! Thank you very much! Thank you very much! Nene-sama is my Goddess!”
The girl hug me with full power.
“Wai, it’s hurts, it’s hurts! Rather, your body is cold! What’s with you!? Don’t you feel disgusting with me!?”
“There is no way I do that! I was saved by Nene-sama! You are my lifesaver! I, Flan Azward promise to put my life to help Nene-sama till I die!”
This girl, Flan, put one of her knee on the ground and kiss my back of hand out of gratitude.
“No… that’s… you already died!”
Snafu. I didn’t even use my order yet but she already obediently follow me. And also she didn’t feel disgusting with me who was necromancer. Somehow there was hazy feeling inside my chest… or some feeling hat make me want to cry… or may be I was happy… or I don’t know, it was the first time I have such feeling.
“With this, let’s rescue the Obuza village. We need to get there faster than the monsters army, if not…”
“It was too late. (In my first playthrough) that village already devastated, there was no survivor left. I have my own revenge that I must do. I don’t have any time to concern about that small village. Never mind that, just let’s go to the town, do you understand?”
“Ye, yes… if that what Nene-sama want.”
Flan bowed her head follow me, she was clearly dejected. What was this? It’s like I was bullying her. When I saw her teary eyes, my heart overwhelmed with guilty feeling.
“Jeez! If you really that concerned then let’s see the village condition a little!”
At the moment I said that, the happiness spread on Flan’s face.
“Thank you very much! Nene-sama is very kind person!”
I took a sigh while scratching my head.
I believed that the village was absolutely devastated though. Well, that’s fine. That’s mean a lot of materials could be gathered there. Somehow I was weak to this girl’s dejected face.