From where did you start watching?
[Do you mean about what happened earlier?] (Megumi)
[From when you accidentally spoke in Japanese.] (Megumi)
Damn, that’s from the beginning!
Well, anyway, where have you been all this time?
[W-What are you mad at me for? I just left you for a while.] (Megumi)
For a while? It’s already been a few months since then.
[Oh, did you perhaps feel lonely without me? Or maybe you have fallen in love with me? No, you can’t, you’re still a baby!] (Megumi)
[By the way, Chief, have you gotten somewhat bigger?] (Megumi)
Like I said, it’s already been a few months. Babies can grow a lot during that time.
Come to think of it, she said that the industrial revolution in Earth started not long ago. I guess her sense of time is completely different from humans.
Enough of that. There’s something I would like to ask, instead.
What’s the average magic power in this world?
[There’s no way I’d know that. Besides, I have no interested in the magic power of each individual soul.] (Megumi)
Unreliable as usual….
Then, what’s the highest number you’ve ever seen?
[I think it was 9,000 or so….] (Megumi)
I thought 2400 magic power would be the highest if one could live until 100 years old. I really didn’t expect there was someone with more than 9000 magic power.
How does the magic power increase
[It increases on its own by a certain amount every month until you die.] (Megumi)
Is that without exception?
[Yes, but the amount differs depending on the individual and race.] (Megumi)
Are there any other ways to increase magic power?
[Of course. You can increase it more by killing strong monsters.] (Megumi)
Monsters? That’s scary. I mean, this is the first time I heard there are monsters in this world.
[Chief, there were animals like cats or dogs in your previous world, right? In this world, even animals have magic power, so they are often referred to as monsters.]
Yeah, but I still don’t get your point.
[Here we have goblins and orcs.] (Megumi)
No, they are genuine monsters. Don’t group them together with cats or dogs!
Seriously, I don’t understand her sensibilities at all.
Does this mean my magic power will increase after I kill goblins?
[Even if you kill those small fishes, your magic power will hardly increase.] (Megumi)
Then, what kind of monster should I kill to increase my magic power?
[I guess monsters with high magic power like dragon. They can use magic to fly and breathe fire.] (Megumi)
Dragon…? I don’t think I can beat such a creature.
Is there anything else? For examples, if you use up your magic power until it reaches zero, your magic power will increase.
[What’s that? I’ve never heard such a thing.
Besides, if your magic power reaches zero, you will receive damage to the point of dying. There’s no way anyone would do that intentionally.] (Megumi)
So that dizziness and nausea was because I received damage that could even kill me. I didn’t know that I had done something so dangerous.
[You don’t have any more questions, do you? Then, I will check on you again some other time.] (Megumi)
Hold on, because your ‘some other time’ seems going to be 100 years later.
[What? I don’t have that much free time.] (Megumi)
Just one more question. You said before that I have a talent for magic and it was amazing. What kind of talent is that exactly?
[Even if you ask me, amazing is amazing.] (Megumi)
Again, she and her lack of intelligence explanation….
[Ah, people with an exceptional talent tend to die faster, so be careful. Well then—] (Megumi)
Huh? Hey, wait, wait, wait!
[What now? You are really such a pain in the ass.] (Megumi)
Don’t call me pain in the ass! I mean, what do you mean die faster? Does that mean a shorter lifespan?
[Instead of lifespan, I think it’s more about the high chance of being killed.] (Megumi)
[Yes, people with an exceptional talent are often targeted by people without it. That’s why you have to protect yourself. Well then—] (Megumi)
I said wait! What am I supposed to do when I need to talk to you? You won’t contact me again for a while, right?
[Just call my name while using magic power until I respond. Later!] (Megumi)
There she went off again….
In the end, I still don’t understand what my talent is.