Shoujo Grand Summoning
Kobatz and his cohorts ran away from the safe area . The others looked with eyes of disgust .
The Army never participated in clearing activities after the 25th-floor Incident . They did, however, continue bullying other players with their divine duty as the perfect excuse . They hogged good grinding spots, they extorted money and resources from other players, “for the greater good” or some crap like that . Needless to say, a lot of players are mad at them .
The Army’s hard request came as no surprise . But, after the Christmas boss event, Wu Yan appeared in the Army’s blacklist as a very sore spot at the side of the Army .
This is also the reason why Kobatz wavered when he approached them . Without Wu Yan around, the guy would have no qualms coming up to Klein & co to extort the map data out of them .
Lo and behold, even with Wu Yan here, Kobatz still came and asked for the map data . This goes to show just how nasty the Army is when it came to their operations .
Shameless petty villains like these are the reason why even Klein and Asuna who had high patience lost their cool with them . Normally, Asuna would never tell anyone to get lost instantly unless she really hated them . No one could blame her for lashing out at the Army .
Klein curled his lips .
“Those fellows, are they going to be okay?”
The Army excluding Kobatz looked very tired . If they continued in such a state while exploring the labyrinth, the risk could be greater…
And if they challenged the boss without proper preparations…
Asuna realized this and she had a worried look .
“They won’t challenge the boss directly, right?”
Wu Yan coldly laughed . In the original work, these guys did just that . They went into the boss’s room and they got wiped out . Looking at the trends, it’s highly likely even with his intervention, Kobatz will still barge his way into the boss room .
In other words, what happened in the original work would probably repeat itself here, Kobatz and his squad will be wiped out .
Wu Yan didn’t reveal his knowledge . He is not a big fan of the Army . Plus, they practically asked for death when they did things in such a reckless and haphazard manner . Why did he have to go out of his way to persuade them to do otherwise?
If it was anyone else, Wu Yan might try to intervene . However, for shameless assholes like them, death would come later if not now…
Wu Yan isn’t as soft or empathetic as Kirito and the others . He’s lenient but that is conditional on the people he’s dealing with . He’s not a saint who would give fair treatment to everyone .
But, the others didn’t follow the same train of thought .
“I think we should go take a look…”
Kirito frowned . Klein and the others had understanding smiles on their face . Kirito also helplessly laughed along with them .
“Asuna grabbed Wu Yan’s shirt . She looked into his eyes .
“I think we should go take a look, I don’t feel good letting them go like this…”
“You’re going to play the heroine as well?”
Wu Yan bitterly laughed while Asuna sighed .
“I gave them the map, what if something happens to them…”
“Don’t tell me you actually feel remorse after being coerced into giving that map information?”
Wu Yan is almost speechless .
Labyrinth map data is very expensive . If sold, it would net her a good sum of money . Even so, she gave them the map data for free . If they died, she said she would be sad . It’s Wu Yan’s turn to feel helpless now .
Asuna rolled her eyes at him .
“Anyway, let’s go check on them…”
Wu Yan is not a happy camper .
She denied his request to fight the boss . Now, she’s pleading on behalf of a bunch of assholes to go help out in the boss fight . What a turn of event .
Kirito also questioned them .
“By the way, why didn’t you two just proceed with challenging the boss when you found the boss room?”
Kirito turned towards Wu Yan .
“With your style and attitude, I assumed you would have dived straight into the room without a second thought, what happened?”
“Yeah, you’re right, I also wasn’t expecting that…”
Wu Yan complained .
“You know, when you’ve got a busybody housewife, what else can you do?”
Kirito looked at Asuna with wide eyes of realization . He started chuckling when he saw Asuna’s blushing face .
“Yeah, I am guessing your housewife isn’t keen on the idea of letting you continue your solo adventure…”
“Wh-who is the housewife here…”
Asuna leered at Kirito . Her face and tone sold her out, her words were useless and couldn’t convince anyone otherwise . Wu Yan is also slightly shocked .
He was only joking .
Wu Yan, Asuna, Kirito, Klein, and Fuurinkazan’s five other guild members made up a 9-person squad . They chased after the Army .
Monster shattering into data crystals is a common sight as their journey was anything but smooth . This also hinted that the Army rushed through the monsters . If they had the time to spare, they wouldn’t leave monsters for them to farm .
This confirmed their anxiety was not for naught . Their true goal isn’t the exploration of the labyrinth .
The deeper they dived, the more they realized that they were aiming for the boss from the start .
“Th-they aren’t going to challenge the floor boss, right?”
Asuna almost couldn’t believe her own words . She looked forward, hoping to see the Army but she was disappointed .
“I don’t think so…”
Kirito mumbled .
“Maybe they used a teleportation gate to go there that’s why they didn’t kill the mon…”
They heard a scream coming from far away . Their pupils immediately contracted .
“Argh, I can’t believe them!”
Kirito rushed forward .
Asuna looked at Wu Yan with a tense face . Wu Yan nodded .
They turned into blurry figures as they ran as fast as their agility allowed them . Soon, the door of the boss room appeared in front of them . Their expressions sank when they saw the condition of the door .
The door was opened .
“What a bunch of idiots!”
Asuna bit down on her lips . The three arrived at the door and they looked inside .
Inside the room, blue flames lit up a path into the inner room where a boss-fight room was situated . The pale-blue sheen of the flames gave the room a cold and creepy aura .
In the center of the room, a demonic monster with tout muscles awaited . Its blue skin matched the color of the flames . With shining skin that reminded one of metal, the monster with a goat-head faced the entrance .
With ram-horns that twisted backward at the sides of its head, the monster towered over the average player with its furry body . Its gleaming eyes were burning with the same light as the flames in this room . It emitted an ear-rupturing bellow .
It looked like a demon unleashed from the depths of hell .