538-536 Continuation ・Three people struggle

 Now, the temporary party of the three races of man, demon, and mermaid has been formed....

 Me, Silver Wolf.
 and Mamoru-dono of the demon race.
 The three of us are Mermaid Zosu Saira.

 The Golden Bat guy is following behind me like he's bored, but I'll try to keep him out of my sight.
 The theme is cooperation and friendship.

 If we can keep going and reach the goal without any problems, that's fine.

 But we quickly ran into a challenge.

 An old man with a white beard stands in front of us.
 And that figure is...?

Mr. Alexander!
You have done well. That's the S-class adventurer in you, Silver Wolf.

 Alexander-sama's appearance here means....
 Does that mean that this is the area that that person is protecting!

 Considering the fact that there were dragons and No Life King's guardians in the area so far, there was a great possibility of that.

''Who is that old man? You're being rather imposing, but...?

 Mamoru-dono let out such a question.

 It's a very good idea to be able to have a look at the dungeons of the human country, or else you wouldn't be able to recognize him at a glance.

It's a good thing that you're able to get a good idea of what you're looking at. He is the dragon who rules the largest and best dungeon in the Human Nation, the Holy White Maiden Mountain.

 The most powerful race of dragons, but with a deep commitment to humanity, and the only dragons that the Adventurer's Guild has negotiated with.
 How grateful he is to our human race!

'He is said to be the most powerful himself, for he rules the best dungeon in the world. He's a very awesome dragon!

 It must not be allowed to slip through the cracks, Master Alexander!
 He's so great and smart!

'Hmm, but the Lord's dragons here are stronger, aren't they?'
As the dragon emperor, he should be stronger than any other dragon. So, this dragon has done more than that one, hasn't it?

 How dare you!
 Don't say that often!

It's all right, Silver Wolf. Don't blink. Ardhegg is undoubtedly in the most dignified position in dragons.

 Haha, how generous of you, Alexander!

I also helped build the New Dragon Emperor's Castle in honor of him. I'm in charge of the area from here on out. Everyone proceed with an open mind.

 The area that Master Alexander has set up...?
 I knew it was going to be like that...?

The dungeon construction techniques I learned from my home base in the Holy White Maiden's Mountain have been put to good use here as well. Moreover, I've experimented with a new trap that I was planning to introduce to my home base this time around.
A new trap?
Let's see if you can do it for us. Those of you who have survived this long, I hope you will be able to assist me in my experiments.

 After the forward speech is over, we will proceed in earnest to the area that Alexander-sama is in charge of.

 No matter what, Alexander-sama rules the largest and best dungeon in the human country.
 The traps he has in mind are also expected to be quite effective.

''Proceed with caution. Don't think you're the same as the opponent you've been dealing with...!
If you're a professional dungeon explorer...!
That's not what I'm talking about.

 That's what I'm talking about, these two.
 Even if they're clamming up without decreasing, they'll follow immediately if we urge them to pay attention.

 Why don't the S-class adventurers other than myself share this honesty?

 First of all, there is a door in front of you.
 If you open this and enter, you will finally enter the Shura area full of Alexander-sama's special traps.......?

''Alright! Let's get fired up and move on!

 Turn the doorknob, open the door vigorously and enter!
 At that moment, a resounding voice!

"I'm so proud of you for opening the door.

 What was that voice?

 Although he turns around and confirms it, Mamoru-dono and Zos Saira-dono just shake their heads, ''It's not me.


 Let's get back on track and go inside.
 Carefully and gently walk in....

'You can walk without running down the aisle, great!

 It's still your voice!
 What's that voice?
 It seems to be coming from a response to something we did.

"Bravely fighting a monster, great!
"Open the treasure chest and close it properly, great!
'We're all working together and working hard, great!
'So what's this all about!'

 I exclaimed.
 Every time I acted, I would say 'Great! ' 'Great!' I can't handle this kind of compliment, can I?

"Is this the trap Alexander has set for us? This is what you call a 'great' compliment, isn't it?
That's it.

 Even in the area, Master Alexander comes out and says

'I've been wanting to do this for a long time! I wanted to give a word of encouragement to the adventurers who run around the dungeons day and night, desperately trying to conquer them!
It's not what you do, what you take for granted! It's a culmination of tireless effort and honed skills! But there are too few to praise that! So I thought about it! Then we could make a trap to praise them!
How are you?

 What do you mean....?

 That's not a trap anymore, isn't it?
 It's simply a voice generator that says 'great'.
 That's all it is. But that's not all...!

I can't stop crying...?

 I can't stop crying from welling up behind my eyelids.

 When was the last time I was praised by someone?
 You'll be able to see that you're going to be able to do everything that you've done up until now, and you'll take it for granted.
 Well, I've been doing great.
 You've been recognized for all the hard work you've done!

'Don't! Stop hitting the crevices in my heart!
"It's hard to hear kind words at this point in time...?

 And not only me, but also Lord Mamoru and Zos-Saira have been affected by those kind words!

 Have their hearts been starving too?
 He who cares for them will never be cared for as much as he who cares for them.

 The kindness that was unexpectedly shown to them would hit so critically!

"Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo? No, the armor of my heart is being ripped away!
"A gentle world! I can't keep my tension up in a nice world!
"We live in a world where it's okay to say thank you!

 They are all melting away like vampires in the sunshine, into tender hearts!

 What a horrible trap you have come up with, Master Alexander!
 That's the master of the world's largest dungeon!

What's so terrifying about it?

 The air, which had been as warm as the spring sunshine, suddenly became cold and tense.

 That extra word was released from the S-class adventurer Golden Bat who entered with me.

''You guys are strange guys too, what's the big deal about just being able to speak? Is there not the least bit of danger?
This guy....?
Alexander, you are Master Alexander. I'm sure you'll be able to find a lot of good reasons to go for it. I'm looking for more challenging and devastating dungeons, but they need to be better.

 At that moment, the three of us were united in our hearts.

''Shut up you a**h*le!''

 Three kicks that flew out like arrows, hitting perfectly at the same time.
 The kicked golden bat is blown away.

''I'll take care of that guy! Lord Silverwolf, Lord Zos Saira! You two, follow up on Mr. Alexander!
I see it!

 It's all yours!

'Ochaaah! You! Because of people like you! The world won't get any kinder any time soon ah!

 It seems that Mamoru-dono was a typical example of someone who usually puts up with it and is untouchable when he stops putting up with it.
 It's not just a matter of time before you'll be able to find a way to get the best out of it.

 He's drenched in the mindless words of the bastard!
 We have to do everything we can to encourage them here!

'It's okay! Master Alexander's attempt to do this has sunk into our hearts!
'Yes! A lot of painful things that happened today just disappeared! It's all thanks to Master Alexander!

 Lord Zos Saira joined in and cheered him up in return for his kind words.
 In the end, I was tired of saying something in this area as well.

 However, I would like to see the traps in this area implemented in Alexander-sama's dungeon as well.