Chapter 4 – Proficiency Test
I climbed to the stairs of adulthood, understood the reason for my mom living here, furthermore I found out about……the secrets of my birth. After that night, my daily life changed a lot.
The Training inside of the menu made by mom was more harder to increase the succubus power and magical power, and I was told to memorize all the techniques used in practical fights. Well, I was already thought the training would be harder from before so it’s not a problem.
It must be due to this only, that I am slowly improving my skills, some may think my words as self-praise though.
Even during the sparring with demons from forest, I’m undefeated from some time now. And that even applies to the multiplied monsters due to the curse of the coffin my mom is working on. Furthermore, due to the effect of curse they are strong than normal monsters.
Well, I still taste dirt when fighting mom.
By the way, looks like mom is still having hard time against that coffin. She said that the barrier is more complicated and will take some more years.
It is not even needed to think that there are other reasons too. Due to taking care of a child ‘me’, she couldn’t give more time to her work and the time has been extended from the original completion time.
But, I don’t have any reason to bring something in the talk which mom is not minding about, even if I apologize it will only feel awkward. So I have decided not to think about it.
And then along with those changes, I was told about the special characteristics about the succubus tribe from mom.
Somehow, due to me having the power of succubus, my so called magical power is in some way different to that of an human.
According to my mom, it is due to me being a human and also having the body of Incubus. [ET: I will change Succubus to Incubus where he refers to himself. And it will not remain Succubus when he refers to his mom or the race/tribe in whole. BTW both words are spoken and written in same way in Japanese.]
Having a great volume of magical power……is also a characteristic of succubus,
And so, it is essential for me to remember the fundamental knowledge.
The demon which specialises in sexual work and is usually seen in fantasy novels and manga.
They have to copulate with men at periodic intervals and replenish their energy.
They can not only with human but can also have child with any other race.
There are only women in Succubus.
Well for them to be a ‘Tribe with lot’s of love’ it might be a characteristic that can be agreed, most probably everyone thought [What the hell?] reading the above lines.
Yes, the 3rd point [There are only women in Succubus]. This is the part you’re being concerned about, right? and What am I then, right? [Just think of 4th Wall breaking.]
According to mom, I am probably a mutated being. [ET: Just think of X-Men. most probably Logan.]
Normally, when a succubus makes a child with any race there are some rules. If the child is a boy then 100% he is from the same race as that of it’s father.
On the contrary if it’s a girl, then there is 50% chance for father’s race and 50% chance of being born a succubus.
Just, in my case, the birth was even out of extraordinary. I think there is no surprise if anything happened as the magic she used was also forbidden.
And I mutated. I was born as a man having the power of Incubus.
And the problem is, the 1st rule rather than the 3rd rule.
As I told you before, those sort of acts are like that of a vampire needing blood. Refusing to that duty not only means having pain and hard time to deal with lust and desire, but also my lifespan will shrink.
Is, that the same for me (male) too, I asked mom. Well, If I get told that I can’t [Absorb] the energy, I will die no doubt about it.
From what my mom says, there doesn’t seem like a problem yet.
I still don’t know whether it is due to mutation or there is no need for it, due to me absorbing my own male energy that is being made inside me.
After 3 years from then.
This is about the morning after I became 12 years old.
When I woke up, mom was not there. She was nowhere in the house, neither in bedroom, kitchen or bathroom, living room or storehouse. Nowhere!
This is very rare. Unless mom has some errand to do, she wakes up along with me. After all we have made a rule that the first who wakes up first, will wake up the second.
While thinking it to be suspicious, when I come to the dining room……
“……What is this?”
On the table, there was a mysterious letter with “To Minato (<3)” written on it.
What is this bad feeling coming from it……or [perhaps I should say, it reeks of the smell of an idiot.
I timidly (in every meaning) open the letter, and there was,
By the time you read this (is it before breakfast?), I will most probably be caught and put in the carriage of some slave dealer.』 [ET: And here I was getting emotional before reading this line.]
O.K, let’s calm down and think for a moment.
What the hell is this situation? In addition what the hell is this content? Just for what shitty reason is a story like this written in a letter which I have seen right after waking and before eating breakfast.
Calm down me, this might be a message given to me by mom and that is hard to understand.
Anyway, let’s try reading it further.
『Ah by the way, this is not a message with deep meaning, it is exactly like I have written above, so don’t try to think this has some hidden or deep meaning to it, do you get it?』 [ET: And here I was lmao]
I seriously surveyed my surroundings.
Yeah, let alone mom there ain’t a damn single thing around.
No, it really is scary because that person may use mind-reading magic on me.
Th-The continuation is more tiresome to read in parts, let’s read it in one go.
『Well, if you’re thinking what is happening. You see this is a kind of test.
Rules are simple.
Minato must right after reading this, make preparations, leave the house, and come to save me. If you make full use of the training knowledge and skills, something like chasing is really easy.
You must use the performance you have or had before you come to save me as a reference, I was also thinking of improving your comprehensive abilities. So aim for full mastership of succubus powers.
Along with that, there is 1 precaution.
Of course, I got caught on purpose. I will act like a “powerless and careless normal woman” to get caught. As a part of test. No matter what they do I won’t resist. You have to come and save me.
That’s why, if you are late in saving me, I will end up in a big trouble.
And that’s how it is so work hard.
P.S. Come only after you have eaten the breakfast! Taking care of Body is Important』.
……Un, I completely understand now.
“What in the friggin hell is that mother doing—–?”
I forcefully throw the letter in the dustbin. Of course without eating breakfast,[ET: I never thought dustbin was in this house.]
wore the usual training uniform swiftly, and while taking objects seeming that they will be needed, I immediately left the house.
(POV changed to Lilyn)
The mountain road is at a distance of 1 day from the nearest city when using a carriage.
On that road, a group of illegal ‘Slave Merchants’ carrying me in of their carriages, were heading towards the south.
I was sitting while hanging down my head in a carriage full of many girls and women.
Under the name of ‘Disarmament’, they took our every clothes except the lingerie, and are gazing at us with eyes that don’t hide their lust.
Aside from the kidnapped and thieves there are two people sitting in the carriage driver’s seat. There are even more number of people in the other carriages. In total……over 30 people. For a slave dealing group, there are a good amount of people with them.
These 30 people, are in all divided in 5 carriages, and are transporting personnel and commodities (slaves included). The carriage I am in is the carriage with the task of transporting commodities.
Inside the the same carriage, there are many girls and women who are wearing old rags. Every one is with good appearance, and all will give good price if sold as slaves.
“Hehehe, We have gained very unexpected harvest, Boss”
“You’re right. Guhehe, we have gained so many girls, and beautiful girls only…….. They all will sell with a good price.”
The vulgar voices along with vulgar laughs of vulgar thieves can be heard. Yep, Vulgar.
Oh Geez……people like them never cease to exist in any era.
The thieves are, moving the carriages at a constant speed and are aiming for a city, which will take another 2 days to reach.
And over there, they will either sell us of as slaves or to a buyer from some brothel to gain money.
Well now for this “test”, will Minato be in time? I did write in letter, the time limit is the sunset tomorrow.
……huh, did I write it? No, I feel like I have written it, or not……? Well it’s fine either way. There is no doubt that this much time limit is reasonable. He will be able to understand it.
If you’re wondering why the time limit is the sunset tomorrow. Minato can easily catch up to a normal carriage running at normal speed. But the more time is a bonus for him to worry about what to do if he couldn’t catch up to the carriage.
And one more reason. At the sunset tomorrow, this carriage will reach the nearest city.
The slave dealer, will deal some slaves as a broker, or in the brothel in cities like this. That’s why it won’t be good if he couldn’t catch up to this caravan and save me.
In the 7 years, I have driven all the practical skills into him. On the contrary he thinks about things even I can’t think of, and with his creative power, he surpasses my expectations many times.
He has been researching about magic and has invented some original magic too, from when he was small, and that so, from the time before i recognised him as a ‘man’. And his original magic are so complicated that even an researcher from a country will have trouble finding the magic’s true nature.
The talent of magic and talent of researcher are inconsistent, ever evolving good talents. Really, being my son, he really is fearful.
This task is in complete degree of difficulty he can easily complete.
If he uses all of his technical skills to full extent, and chase after my traces. He will easily catch up to the group I’m with.
Well that is only the case, if he doesn’t fall into panic after reading the contents of the letter and even leave the clues for tracing me.
If he couldn’t concentrate, I can never give him any passing marks…….
I have written in the letter like that, so I doubt about it. I don’t want to become a mother who leaves some deep scars on the heart of a child.
Though the Succubus love that ‘sort of thing’, but we choose our partners and care about our child, family too. More than anything else.
Well, I resorted to this method, for Minato to become serious and desperate. [ET: remember this line.]
When I was thinking that, at that moment.
—-DoGan!! DoGann, DoGgAnnN!!
Seems like outside there is some ruckus?
Eh, No way , did he come already? I thought that for a second, but there is no way that is possible.
There is no way he could come so fast, not so much time has passed too. For coming till here he has cross the rocky mountains where there is bad footing, and he has to take a detour towards the river to cross the bridge too (Minato cannot fly, after all.). And many other problems too.
Then, the other options left are, maybe bandits? Or Goblins or Orcs who live in the mountains.
And then, the man watching over me and others also seemed to know what was happening outside. Just at the moment he tried to look outside the carriage.
All of the sudden the man shouts in a thick sounds. Looks like he got hit from someone outside (Or ‘Something’), the man then does a somersault and gets inside the carriage. [ET: Why can some lousy side characters posses expensive skills like Somersault?]
Well then who was the one who did this……Nh?
There only seems to be presence of one person outside.
And in the next moment,
The owner of the presence and the punch which sent the man flying (with a somersault) enters without hiding his wild breath.
“……Isn’t this just too early?”
“Just that much!? Is that the only thing you need to say to the son you made worry by leaving the house and only left behind that crap letter!? Is that the only thing you say to your son who has ran at top speed and came to save you and has completed his test!?”
My son who betrayed my predictions, was unbelievably worried about me and was shouting at me while dripping with sweat.