The Imaginary God - Chapter 7
“It’s been awhile since we’ve last seen a monster huh?!”
A young man named Lugo was pulling at his hair in exasperation while a white bunny sat on his shoulder.
Lugo had been following the direction that Arthur had requested for an entire day. After increasing his vitality by eight points it appeared that his stamina had increased substantially
An entire day of traveling had passed and Lugo did not feel the need to sleep or rest. While he did not know how high his stamina currently was, he assumed that he would not need to sleep properly for over three days.
After three days passed, he predicted that his body would become very tired and sluggish.
Because of this, both Lugo and Arthur had covered an insane amount of distance since leaving from the place they met. Other than taking short bathroom breaks every few hours, Lugo would constantly be running or walking without rest.
If he had to estimate how far they had traveled, he would say that it has been over one hundred and fifty kilometers.
He did not mind the extra workout too much, but there was a small situation the two of them had come upon. There were barely any monsters that they could kill and eat along the way!
The monsters that the two of them did come upon were either too strong or too fast. Lugo had been starving for the last few hours because of this. Arthur, on the other hand, would just eat grass and leaves he would find around the area.
Once in awhile Lugo would even find some strange looking plants that he would attempt to eat. Other than the strange visions he would sometimes receive from doing this, it did satiate his hunger a little.
Unfortunately the amount that he could find was negligible. So while it did give him some energy, it never really made him “full”.
But he could not really do anything other than complain. While the thought of just going around and hunting down some creatures himself did cross his mind, he really was curious as to where Arthur was taking him.
So this made him worry less about his grumbling stomach. Plus the system was still “awakening” and the threat of passing out was still there, so Lugo was constantly looking around for a cave or something to rest at because he was worried.
This was especially true since something strange was happening to his body. He felt as if some odd force was pulling at his consciousness.
The more time that passed, the stronger this pull would become. And Lugo knew that once the timer in his system reached zero, this pull would probably make him lose consciousness.
So while he did complain about being hungry, it was more of a distraction from his nervousness.
Arthur on the other hand, was still in an excited state. Lugo figured this meant that wherever Arthur was bringing him, they were nearing their destination.
Slowly Lugo began to notice some of the bushes surrounding the two of them were shaking. As his footsteps slowed to a stop, several strange monsters stepped out of the bushes around them.
They looked like giant purple stag beetles. Except these beetles had a green acidic liquid dripping out of their mouths.
Lugo was not sure what they were, but he could tell they did not come here to welcome them.
Looking down at his little traveling companion, who was currently giving the beetles the stink eye, Lugo’s brow furrowed together. He turned to face the mysterious beetles with a strange expression.
Giving off a small sigh, he said, “Do you all plan to block our path?”
His calm voice and piercing eyes gave him a dangerous aura that the beetles could just barely perceive.
He was not sure if the beetles understood his words or not, but he was certain he saw one or two of them take a step back.
Of course this was only one or two of the dozen standing in front of him. The other creature snapped at him angrily. The answer was now obvious, and Lugo knew what must be done.
He didn’t even blink as the femur in his hand was swung down and crushed the first beetle to bits. The sudden attack and ease of his movements shocked everyone who was present.
Yet the monsters did not even hesitate in attacking him.
The small group gathered together and charged at him. Unfortunately they were not the brightest creatures out there. Because of this, they all came in a single file line.
One by one the stag beetles would approach him and Lugo would just smack them once with his club. Despite having tough exoskeletons, they were surprisingly easy to crush.
The battle did not even last five minute before all of the beetles were dead.
Arthur watched the entire scene with an opened mouth, which to be fair was an appropriate reaction. After the “fight” finished, the little bunny continued to stare at Lugo with worshipping eyes once more.
Lugo on the other hand felt a bit depressed. This was because the system told him that he would not receive any experience due to it being awakened at the moment. And since the beetles were crushed to bits he could not dismantle anything from them. He basically expended energy for no reason at all!
But Arthur was unfazed by this. He kept pulling forward at what was left of Lugo’s pants. So the two of them continued on, but not for long.
Soon they came across a wide expanse of land filled with tiny caves everywhere. Inside each cave there were small balls of fur just at the entrances of the caves. When Lugo approached one of the caves, the furballs began to shake.
The little object looked a little familiar to Lugo, and he only realized why soon after.
One by one each furball popped into the air and suddenly grew legs, ears, and a little head. The tiny little critters hopped out toward Lugo and Arthur. Like Arthur, the furballs were actually rolled up bunny monsters.
The reason they seemed so familiar was because Arthur took that same position whenever he would sleep inside of Lugo’s arms when they were traveling. Arthur still slept a few hours every day unlike Lugo, so he was already acquainted with the form quite a bit.
As the beasts gathered around him, Arthur began to shake with excitement. Usually weak monsters like these would not notice Lugo’s presence whatsoever. But at the moment he was releasing small amounts of bloodlust to attract their attention.
Looking over at his little friend, Lugo’s mind was able to connect the dots.
“Is this your home?”
Lugo figured that this was Arthur’s home since the other bunnies had appearances almost identical to him. And Arthur’s nod only served to confirm his guess. Looking around, Lugo smiled brightly at everything around him.
Some of the bunnies stared at him with curiosity in their eyes. Others would stare at him with a hint of fear. Yet they all did nothing but stare.
After a few seconds passed the group of monsters began to disperse. In their place, a single bunny with vines wrapped around its forehead stood before him.
Its eyes showed neither curiosity nor fear. Instead they showed determination. It seemed as if the bunny’s stare could see deep into his soul, and Lugo might have felt intimidated by it if the creature was not below his kneecaps!
And before Lugo could say anything, Arthur jumped out of his arms towards the vine-head bunny. Lugo was surprised by Arthur’s sudden action and could not stop him from crashing into the lead bunny.
Lugo’s first impression was that Arthur suddenly attacked the bunny for no reason, but this changed after he saw Arthur nuzzling up at the creature’s side.
The vine bunny looked at Arthur in surprise and suddenly a voice exclaimed within Lugo’s head, “Son!?”
Hi, it’s the author here! My name is ZhenXin, great to meet you everyone! I originally planned to have these little passages in earlier chapters, but I kind of forgot… but they’re here now! I’m not exactly sure what I want to say at the moment, but I guess I’ll just say, “I genuinely hope you enjoy reading this novel. Have fun everyone!”