I Found Tiny Dungeon That Can Only Produce Metal Slime – Chapter 101

Chapter 101

Kohsaka looked at Kanzaki as he left the JDA office building, a look of dissatisfaction on his face.

“Senior, you look scared… What’s bothering you?”

The next person standing next to her is Kurumi-shita Kurumi-shita.

“I don’t think he’s telling the truth. It’s like he’s hiding something.

Hide what?

“… I don’t know. But it’s our job to find out. What about the other two?

“Yes, yes, the young male searcher, Yuma Mitaka, was taken to the hospital unconscious. He regained consciousness shortly afterwards, but we have not called him in for questioning.

“What about Aisha Kisaragi?”

He wasn’t hurt, so I was interviewing him, but he was kind of lost in thought and couldn’t really listen. He seemed very depressed… But the things he said seemed to be the same as Kanzaki’s.

“… So the only one we can really talk to is that Kanzaki. I’ll have to call him again soon and ask him what’s going on.”

Kosaka’s face is a sour expression.

“But you conquered the Black Dungeon, didn’t you? You don’t have to be so upset about it, do you?”

It was a well-known fact that among dungeons, the ‘Black Dungeon’ was not very popular and was of low importance. Walnut had naturally thought so too…

“Even though it’s a black dungeon, it’s still an important asset for the nation’s research and resource extraction. And this is the first time that I’ve entered the lowest level and been stuck there. We’ll investigate thoroughly!”

“Yes.”

St. Mary’s University Hospital, Yokohama, Japan.

Hey, Yuma. Are you okay?”

Mr. President!

The first thing that Kanzaki did was to open the door to the hospital room and find Yuma stretched out on the bed in front of him.

Are you okay?

“It’s all right. No problem.”

Yuma got off the bed and stood up. There are four beds in a row in the hospital room, and the bed at the back is occupied by an elderly person.

The doctor says I should spend the night in the hospital just to be safe.

“No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no! I’m fine, but I have to stay still!”

Yuma approaches Kanzaki and speaks in a whisper.

“I have to listen to the stories of those old men over there! They talk for hours about how their grandchildren are doing, or whether they play chess or not…”

Yuma complained with a fed up look on his face. Kanzaki smiled bitterly and looked at Yuma.

“All right. I’m gonna go get you out of here, okay?

Kanzaki and Yuma were walking in the hospital parking lot.

It was around eight o’clock in the afternoon, even though it was early May, and Yuma was feeling chilly in his light clothing.

“Uh, I can finally go home.”

It’s been a long interview, and it’s late.

“What’s wrong with Aisha-san?”

Yeah, he’s been asking about you too. I made sure he knew what was going on, so I think he’ll be okay.

What’s wrong?

“No, he was really depressed. He said he didn’t want to see me for a while, and he left.”

“Oh, the Black Dungeon is gone. It must have been quite a shock.”

Be thankful you made it back alive!

Kanzaki pressed the car keys he had taken out of his pocket and unlocked the door of the parked Wrangler. They get into the car together and fasten their seatbelts.

“Am I going to be called in for questioning?”

Yuma, sitting in the passenger seat, asks anxiously.

“Well, they’ll call you, but I told them you’re out cold and you don’t know anything. If they ask you anything, just say so.”

“Okay. But I really don’t remember anything from the beginning. What the hell happened?”

With a mysterious look on his face, Kanzaki turned the key and started the engine.

We’ll talk about it later, but for now, I’m taking you home.

No, sir. Just to the station. I’ll take the train.

“Hmm? Why, it’s faster to drive.”

“Boss, I just got a call from Maika-san. She’s very worried about you. Please go home soon.

“Ah~ Maika…”

Kanzaki took out his phone and checked it and found that he had received several texts from Maika.

I called you as soon as I got out of the dungeon. I turned it off while you were listening. I’m sorry I got you worried.

My house is in the opposite direction from here.

“But you’re still sick as a dog.”

“No, I’m feeling really good. I’m perfectly fine, don’t worry about it.”

Kanzaki was a little worried but decided to leave as Yuma said.

“… Okay. But take it easy. If you get sick, you tell me right away.”

Yes, I will.

Kanzaki started the car and headed for Yokohama station. When they arrived at the station a short time later, Yuma thanked him and got out of the car.

“Yuma, the company will be closed until next Monday, so make sure you rest well.”

I understand. Please don’t go drinking and go straight home. Maika’s worried about you.

I know! Be careful on your way home.

Yes, thank you.

Slamming the door behind him, Yuma watched the car go away. He went into the station, bought a ticket, and headed for the platform.

“It’s getting really late…”

Yuma got off at the station nearest his house and walked home. It was past nine o’clock in the afternoon.

The place where Yuma lives is in the suburbs of Tokyo and at this time of the day it is deserted with few cars or pedestrians.

After passing through the city center, you will see small mountains and scattered rice fields.

I felt a chill in the air and put my hands in my pockets as I walked at a brisk pace.

It doesn’t take long to get home, about twenty minutes from here. I look up and see a flickering light in the distance.

What are you–?

The light was coming gradually toward us through the fields.

If you look closely, it looks like an animal. But what kind of animal glows like that?

When Yuma wondered about it, the animal came so close that he could clearly make out its shape.

It’s a big dog. Dark-skinned, Doberman-like. But its body is cracked all over, and a red, magma-like light leaks from it.

The most amazing thing about it is its size.

The dog’s head is taller than a man’s and unusually large. The dog stopped moving when it got close to a certain distance.

Yuma stopped and stared at the dog, but he didn’t want to get involved with the strange dog, so he quickly started to walk away. Then the dog started to move and slowly came closer to Yuma.

Yuma stops walking once he sees this and starts walking in the opposite direction.

The dog stopped, changed direction, and came straight at him.

Yuma stops dead in his tracks.

“… What? Are you trying to get me?