Study Magic in My Free Time - Chapter 24: Asura's Evolution
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“Hmmm… certainly, this is a Giant Frog’s magic stone.”
Inside the Hunter Guild, the guild master looked at the Giant Frog’s magic stone that we brought with an unbelievable expression.
“What? You guys are the ones who requested it.”
“That’s true, but… to think that you acquired it this fast… I thought it would require at least a week.
But…1 day, huh?”
“Exactly half a day, I think? Right, Liam?”
I replayed the battle with the Giant Frog inside my mind.
Just like she said, it took us half a day, or maybe shorter.
“Half a day…”
The guild master nodded repeatedly.
The people inside the Hunter Guild’s building also became noisy.
“…no. In this situation, I should obviously praise you. Thank you, Liam… and Asuna too.”
He thanked me first. Although he also thanked Asuna, the way he had said it made it look like she was just a tag-along.
Asuna’s face became complicated.
“Sorry… I don’t mean anything by that…”
The guild master defended himself as soon as he realized that his words were the cause, but Asuna slowly shook her head.
“Un, I already know… that I’m being carried by Liam, and my contribution is not much. frankly, it can be said the one who
defeated the Giant Toad is Liam alone.”
“That’s not true…”
“I myself knows that best.”
She revealed a faint smile.
Her tone’s normal but I can feel her strong will.
“I have to get stronger. If I can’t do that, then Liam will leave me behind.”
“If that’s the case, how about becoming a familiar? With a proper contract and all?”
Guild Master suddenly blurted out a suggestion.
Asuna and I were confused.
“A magician can employ a familiar. Don’t you know? Seriously?”
“I know about that.”
Asuna shook her head while I nodded.
Ever since I studied magic, even though it’s not a grimoire, I’ve studied using a lot of documents about magic inside the mansion’s library.
“A contract with a magician makes it possible to employ someone with absolute submission, right? But I’ve read that it’s only effective for demon beasts. I mean, it’s a [Familiar], you know?”
“That’s not always the case. It’s just that making a contract with a demon will increase your fighting power considerably so magicians mostly make a contract with a demon beast.”
“I see… So that’s the case..”
“Nee, what’s this familiar? If we make a contract, what will happen?”
Maybe because she saw a light of hope, she’s eager for more explanation.
“You can create a master-servant relationship using contract magic. When you create a contract, you can’t refuse any orders from the master and breaking the contract also difficult.
However, depending on the master’s power, the [Familiar]’s abilities will also increase. In short, they will become stronger for the sake of protecting their master.”
We listened to his explanation silently.
In general, it’s still close to what I know.
It’s a bit similar to contract summoning. But even if it looks the same, the fundamentals are different.
For contract summoning, it only summons the contractee’s [Phantom].
On the other hand, a familiar contract will employ the actual person itself.
Phantom. Actual person.
That’s the difference.
“That so…? Well Liam, will you make a contract… with me?”
She made a gesture of looking at me with upturned eyes like she’s pleading.
This neat expression of hers is a bit different from her usual lively one.
It’s cuter than I expected.
“It’s fine but, it’s absolute submission, you know? You realize that you can’t ever disobey my orders, right?”
I warned her and guild master also made that ‘that’s right’ expression.
“That’s fine. Since I believe in Liam.”
“Believe in me?”
“Un. We’ve been together not that long but, Liam is a serious and kind person. I’m sure that he will not do anything strange.”
It’s very hard to get one, but before I know it I have gained it, huh.
“…even if you were to do strange things, I don’t really mind…”
“Un? You saying something?”
I’m sure she said something, but the person herself was shaking her head to deny it.
She pulled herself together, and then looked at me.
“…If you’re really okay with this, then… But, it’s magic, right? Can I do it?”
“It’s alright. Since it’s a magic that requires a third party, I’ll do it for you.”
“I see. That’s like…”
I’m about to say that it’s like a wedding but managed to swallow it back.
Then it’s decided.
Guild master started his preparation.
The other hunters inside the hunter guild that’s scattered around were gathered in one spot.
It felt like they’re gathered there to enjoy a rare view as their faces are full of expectations.
Guild master then made Asuna and I face each other.
Then he activated a magic.
A magic circle was activated at the center.
Asuna kneeled before me without hesitation.
I am a little confused.
Master and Familiar…
Maybe because it is a master-slave contract, this pose is required, huh.
“Present the back of your hand to the front.”
“Kiss it. You can imagine it as an oath between a knight and a noble.”
A sweet numbness penetrated through my base fingers.
We got swallowed up in light as it shone brightly for a moment.
After the light had subsided, I opened my eyes and looked towards Asuna.
I was surprised.
The Asuna in front of me had subtly changed.
Her chest clearly got bigger. Her waist is also clearly defined.
Above all, it’s beautiful.
She looked like the same person at first glance but if one were to look closely, her beauty has increased
more than ever.
While I was observing her changes, she suddenly disappeared.
Her form disappeared in front of us.
“Oooh!” The surroundings got noisy.
“I’m behind you.”
Startled, I turned around reflexively.
It seems that when her form disappeared, she went around my back before I know it.
“What did you do?”
“Just moving fast~”
“Un. After the contract’s done I heard a voice inside my head. You have awakened Unique Skill [Speed Star], or so I’ve heard
from that voice.”
The moment she said that the noise had exploded inside the guild.
“What did you say!?”
“She awakened a unique skill?”
“That only happens when you do a contract with the highest-grade magician, right?”
Our surroundings became noisier.
Meanwhile, I’m still processing this situation. I looked towards Guild Master and he explained the rest to me.
Guild Master, with his eyes full of excitement, looked at me.
“You… are the one who’s responsible for her evolution.”
Eyy…again with this dense protag bullshit T_T, I don’t mind but, It’s just boring seeing it again and again.
And this oh so MC is equal with the strongest bla bla bla implication
Translator’s and Editor Notes:
Yeah. She just turned into a pokemon. lol ~Yuranon
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