Study Magic in My Free Time - Chapter 18: Found a Monster
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We returned to the Hunter Guild.
The Guild Master got really shocked after I’d taken out all the dead wild dogs that we hunted to the point that he jumped out of the counter.
He tried to make sure that it was all real by touching and turning the dead bodies around.
“The total’s around 42 bodies. Right, Liam?”
“Yeah, 42 bodies.”
While Asuna was only recalling it from her memories, I could confirm the exact number of our hunt just by looking inside the [Item Box].
“This is amazing! With you alone, these numbers are close to 90% of today’s hunt!”
“Fufu. Hey master, give us the reward please~”
“Yeah, understood. It’s 3 Jamille Silver Coins per head. Is it okay if I split the reward in half?”
“Yeah, please do that.”
Before she gave her answer, I nodded first.
Then he gave a sign to his subordinate.
That subordinate was about to count the wild dogs when…
“Leave it for later. Split the reward for 21 heads each and come back to me.”
After saying that, the subordinate rushed to the back.
Looking at their exchange, somehow, Asuna looked happy.
“Shouldn’t you be happy at something like that? Because they believed in us, and they wanted to avoid hurting our feelings, they don’t want to count them in front of our eyes. It’s that kind of feeling.”
“I see, you have a point.”
Even before I took over Liam’s body, I’ve often witnessed a transaction taken in place.
They won’t count the goods and the money right at the transaction place. 
She’s right. This happened because they believe in us.
I understand her feeling happy and a bit proud.
“You guys are amazing. Since you confirmed your abilities to us, if it’s with that power… there’s a request I want you to take.”
“Ee!? Are you serious?”
She was truly surprised and her happiness skyrocketed.
“You look so happy.”
“I mean there’s that, you know. It’s rare for a guild to directly hand out a request. Usually, it’s always given to someone with considerable contributions or acknowledged skills.”
“I see” 
Now that she mentioned it, that makes sense.
That means the Guild Master acknowledged our ability… not.
He’s staring at me.
Not at both of us. His gaze is directed only at me.
“What should we do?”
“…there’s a monster lurking in a certain pathway. I want you guys to subdue it.”
Asuna raised her voice.
At the same time, the inside of the guild also became noisy.
“Oi, oi…leaving a monster subjugation to those kids? Are you sure?”
“If you have a problem, then come to me after hunting 40 wild dogs in a day.”
Aside from those who objected and doubted my power, there were also some people who acknowledged me and stood up with an increasing number.
There were differences between a monster and a beast, but their biggest difference is that monsters have a magic crystal inside their body.
Maybe it was because of that, that they can display complex movements, unlike the beasts that only rely on their instinct, and sometimes, will. Also, they can use magic and battle techniques just like humans.
Even for a monster that has the same appearance as a wild beast, that monster is still 5-10 times more difficult, or so I was told.
“What do you think?”
“Understood. We will take your request.”
The next day, Asuna and I met up, and once again we go to the west highway.
There’s a reason why we started the next day after.
First, since the clean up is for the sake of the important person to pass, the request cannot be done for that very same day.
The second is for precaution. I rested early for a day to recover my magic power since my main attack power is magic.
Although normally, the more you use magic, the more the limits will go up.
As for me, adding to that, my limit for summoning magic will also go up. 
If my opponent is a normal wild beast, even if I’m low on magic power, I can do something about it. However, this time,
my opponent is a monster. I want to do this in perfect condition.
I mean, if I’m dead, then it’s game over.
“Hmm, this monster… I think I’m bad with it.”
Asuna said so while walking.
She’s holding the memo we got from the Guild Master with a troubled face.
“Carnivore Caterpillar… there’s nothing else written aside from it being a big caterpillar.”
“It’s a caterpillar with the same size as a human, they said.”
“That’s a no. If we’re talking about a caterpillar, it will shade and become a bigger butterfly, right?”
“Ah, that’s not something to worry about. Since it’s a monster and not a normal creature, it will stay like that even until they become an adult.”
For a monster, I think it’s better to think outside common sense.
“It can’t be helped, let’s do this!”
She slapped her cheeks with both hands.
Then she came closer to look at me.
“I don’t want this to take long, so let’s quickly find it and call it a day.”
“You’re right, then..”
I stopped my tracks.
Asuna also did, though she also glanced at me with a weird gaze.
“It’s my first time using it in real battle so I don’t know how it will turn out…[Enemy Search]”
I used low-grade search magic, [Enemy Search].
It will search for a monster’s whereabouts in an instant. It’s a simple magic.
Using it together with [Paint] is apparently a basic combo for low-grade magic.
For middle-grade and above, there’s a magic that will do both effects in one, and someday, I will learn it.
“What? What did you do?”
“A magic to find a monster.”
“You can do that!? Hey, just how much magic have you learned already?”
“About 100 of them.”
She’s yelled in surprise with her mouth wide open.
Her face told me that she just heard something unbelievable.
“A hundred means you’re the strongest member in the Guild. Are all nobles amazing like this?
I vaguely laughed and went back to concentrate on my magic.
“There are 2 monsters.”
“What did you say?”
She furrowed her eyebrows.
“I never heard of something like that.”
“What to do?”
“Wait here. I will go back to the Guild and ask.”
“Eh? Oi wait–“
Without giving me a chance to stop her, Asuna turned around and ran like a wind towards the town.
Leaving me at a loose end, I cast [Enemy Search] once again.
Hm, there are really 2 monsters.
Though, the distance is quite far from here.
I waited for a while, and then Asuna returned.
It appeared like she did run with all her might as she looked exhausted.
But, her face seems happy and prideful.
“How is it?”
“They didn’t know about a second one. If there are really 2 monsters, if we can hunt them both… the reward will be multiplied by 5.”
“2 monsters for 5 times the reward…”
“If they were left alone, it will pose a danger to the important person that will pass later, they said.”
“That’s a given.”
“That’s amazing, Liam. It’s a great find!”
Asuna looked really excited.
Translator and Editor Notes:
 LOL. Didn’t they talk about a request in the first hunt? Why act like you don’t know? ~Tenka
 Isn’t that risky and impractical for business? ~Yuranon
 Honestly, idk why he mentioned this thing again ~Tenka
It’s done. Is this the event for the second heroine? We will find out ^^ ~Tenka
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