Chapter 78: A Repulsed Maou

I follow him back in relative silence, expecting him to explain the slime in his hand.

“…Shishou?” I ask as we approached the park again

“Yes?” He ask coyly in return

“Why do you have a slime?” I ask plainly a second time

It just had to be a slime didn’t it? I just can’t handle slimy things. Just knowing that he is going to use it in some way for my training has me tense and on edge.

“Funny story, I was on my way to a well-known monster vendor to see if I could find a good tool for your training, and I came across someone I wasn’t expecting. Seems that friend of yours with the funny hat set up a stall between here and the vendor I was thinking of. I figured your friends must be at least half as interesting as you are if they haven’t run off on you yet, so I checked out her stall. Among other things she sold monsters as well! Recommended me this little guy that is just perfect for our next exercises.” He explains with a mocking tone that makes it clear he knows what was going on

I’m going to kill her. She set me up. I don’t know how she knew that he was going to be looking for a monster, but she set up her stall there to lure him to buy that slime. This will not go unpunished.

“You still haven’t answered my question. In what way does a slime factor into our training?” I ask with a skeptical look

“Because, this isn’t a slime, it’s a gel. Here, let me give you a little demonstration.” He says while messing around with the slime and a rope

After a while he manages to hand the slime from a tree branch overhead by an odd crystal that is floating around in its center

“Alright. I’m going to pull this back and let it swing. When it come at you hit it. Be careful though, it’s fragile.” He says as he motions for me to get in the slimes path

I scowl again as I unhappily oblige.

Is this some training for controlling my strength? I suppose if my body is fighting itself every time I try and punch something that might be necessary. I’ve not tried to hold back properly before though. I’ll try to do as little as possible on this first hit and work my way up if it’s too little.

“Alright, here it comes!” He says as he half throws the slime downward letting it swing quickly at me

The fast speed surprises me. As it is coming much faster I realize that I need to be even more careful about the strength I put in. Half of the force of the blow is going to be supplied by its momentum after all. I hold my fist out in panic, letting the slime simply run into it.

Plop

I regret that instantly.

“Demonstration complete.” Shishou says proudly

“I don’t get it.” I say as I try to shake the slime off my hand

Shoop shoop shwooooop

“What the?”
shwoo shwoo shwoo shwoo

“Why won’t it let go?!”

Shlorp

“Oi! Shishou, explain!” I yell out as the slime slowly begins to envelop more of my hand

“First off, I lied. Gels are in no way fragile. In fact it would take dropping a mountain on one to make it disperse from physical damage. They actually tend to pray on high-level unintelligent beast in the wild because they will slowly engulf anything that touches them carelessly, digesting them at an incredible rate.” He says with a wicked slime staring at the slowly squirming slime

“I don’t care about any of that! It feels disgusting! Get it off!” I frantically yell as I do everything I can to remove it all to no avail

POW!

“Secondly, although I enjoy you not questioning my methods too much, you seem to have assumed the purpose of this training incorrectly. Gels instinctively change the consistency of their bodies to become bouncy when subjected to large amounts of force, much more force than most humans or monster could hope to produce.” He says as he removes the slime by striking it off of my hand

Just as he had said, in the instant the slime took the strike its form seemed to go from a ball of snot to a mass of silicone.

“The exercise this time is simple. That slime is going to repeatedly come at you from every angle, and you are going to fend it off with full power attacks. Anything short and it’s going to stick to your hand like just now. Usually that wouldn’t serve as much of a punishment, but your friend told me that it should suffice, and based on your reaction just now I’m willing to believe it. Well, there are a couple other aspects to it, but it’s better for them to come as a surprise.” He says as he hands me a small weird crystal

“What’s this?” I ask holding the crystal to the sun to see the inside

“It’s an attraction crystal, I’ve fed it mana so that slime should now be pulled towards it.” He says pointing at where the slime landed

Like the horrid ball of nightmares that it is, it wriggled and writhed as it resisted the forces pulling it towards me. As much as I despise the little horror it’s struggles to escape gave me a moment to prepare, and I appreciate it.

Shwoo!

It didn’t take long before the fight against the pull was lost and the slime was sent hurtling at me. To avoid a repeat of last time I prepared to strike it in full force.

Pow!

POW!

“Kuh!” I let out upon being struck hard for some reason in the side

I let out a look of betrayal to the man quickly going from my mentor to worst enemy in response to the strike.

“It wouldn’t really serve the purpose of getting your body used to using both offence and defense if you were just hitting a gel real hard now would it? Whenever you strike the gel with strength I’m going to hit you with a proportional amount of strength. We are going to keep this training up until your body becomes used to defending when you strike, and hopefully we can move on from there. Honestly it’s a bit unorthodox, but so is becoming so insanely powerful in such a short amount of time that the body doesn’t learn to adapt. I’m going with what I can here. Don’t lose focus.” He explains with a shrug calmly

I only just manage to comprehend his last words and strike the slime that had come hurtling at me again.

POW!

And just like the previous time Shishou has struck me in turn. Not in the same place either, so I felt as though I was not braced at all for it.

“We will keep this up until your body learns. Don’t think that passing out or quiting will do the job either. If you become unable to defend yourself from that slime or my attacks then I’m simply going to let it devour you. Can’t have a disciple that can’t even stand up against a simple gel after all.” He says with an infuriatingly smug face

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13 Responses to Chapter 78: A Repulsed Maou

  1. Bea says:

    “He says with a wicked slime staring at the slowly squirming slime”

    Should be: “He says with a wicked *smile* (…)”

    As usual, thanks for the chapter!

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  2. Randomness overload says:

    I though it would be slime play

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  3. Lantis says:

    I forecast another chapter or two solely dedicated to the trials and power ups she gains from this exercise.
    .
    I’ll just be over here in my fan-girl corner shipping characters while I wait
    .
    ~~~~~~~~Please note that the following comments are just my ramblings.~~~~~~~~
    .
    Best ship:
    1. Bik X Mano –> is the best couple (once Bik evolves into a high demon lord or something).
    It will be tantalising to see Bik struggle between feelings of worship and gratitude towards Mano and not knowing how to distinguish them from love. Then eventually realising they are love, and he is with her because of that rather than wanting to pay back his debt of gratitude for giving him life.
    .
    Kiel is better as a best friend rather than a romantic interest. Like a bro-mance thing from scrubs (the tv show).
    .
    Gero while I think it is implied he gains a sense of autonomy now that his red gem on his face is cracked, and he seems to be doing things behind the scenes – making him mysterious; I find it too hard to see him being a romantic interest. He’s seen many Maou’s in the past and to have an interest in Mano, she needs to have something that distinguishes her. While she might be different – is it enough for her to gain a place in Gero’s robotic heart about the other Maou’s? Even when she was coming up with plans in the initial chapters on how to avoid the fate of being killed by the Yuusha – others already had the same line of thinking.
    .
    I’ll only accept Gero if it turns out he was originally a living person/creature/demon whose soul was trapped in the gem and gains his freedom which only the Maou can grant which is why he summons the Maou every 500yrs. – some plot-twist like that.
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    Hark is too silly – nuf said.
    Hob-Goblin Cheif is Kera’s – nuf said.
    Other Imps – I can only see them as children
    Learn when he becomes a Hob-Gob should have a one sided crush.
    Juire – once he finds out she is the Maou want to possess her –> like acquiring another rare wine
    .
    The slime – NO. Just NO.
    I’m sorry Milanin (The other frequent commenter).

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  4. hexwolfx says:

    The MC should tie her friend up and throw her into a tub full of gels

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  5. Milanin says:

    xD I expected as much. A shlurpy physical immunity slime (gel) that would stick and cause mayhem. Though it got struck off before more than the hand got ‘eaten’, I’m guessing the corrupted minds were already thinking of the next part.

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  6. ScavArmyGen says:

    its a gel a super slime when she gets done with this she should give it to the hero as a gift.
    it will eat him and save the world form their greatest fool of all time.

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  7. Namorax says:

    Sensei plans to do “exorcises”?

    You sure that is right?^^

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  8. Dragrath says:

    As harsh as using a slime against Mano is it might actually be necessary to get her to react properly due to her potent repulsion towards slimes. An incentive to start getting things right, it will be a horrible time for her but she will likely benefit greatly from the training.

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  9. …… Incinerate it…. wait…. no that would probably make it worse…. -_-‘
    (Tame it…… kekeke)

    Thanks for the chapter…^^

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  10. GonZ555 says:

    Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    Ugh.. slime attack huh.. poor mano-san..

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  11. Belkar says:

    Thank you!

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