Published at 13th of January 2019 06:35:16 AM

Chapter 12

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Seeing the Lion fall dead, mark extracted his dagger and controlled it to his side, keeping it in his inventory while making a mental note to wash it. Unknown to him his actions was seen by the archer Alice who swiftly moved to the tree he was on watching him

"Thank the gods we survived. Whose dagger was that?" asked Luke

" I don't know, hey Fred what are you looking at?" Asked Andrew ignoring his wounds to the dual sword user. Fred said nothing but pointed at Alice who was looking up a tree. Following her line of sight they saw a black mouse, looking at it's features it looked like a shadow mouse but had an extra characteristics which was a metallic claw and bladed tail.

"Is that a shadow mouse?" Asked Becky while moving closer to get a better look

"I think so. Not sure" Replied James behind her confused

"It is, but a variant." Said Alice feeling certain

"Was it the one that...."

"Yes." Said Fred

As they where discussing mark noticed the situation he was in, realizing they where not attacking him he wondered what they meant by variant, then he remembered. A variant was a demon beast that went through a mutation causing it to develop an extra characteristics or attribute.

"Looks like i'm one. Wait why can i understand what they are saying?" He asked in realization.

[You gained knowledge of this worlds language from your first system reward]

"Oh." he said returning his attention to the group bellow him. Just in time to see Becky take out a beef jerky and offering it to him. Seeing this he got close to her to collect it. Seeing him take the jerky from he hand Becky smiled then reached out to carry him. He offered no resistance to that making her more happy.

"Wow, he feels so soft and smooth i can just hug him forever.' She said while petting him. Feeling a shiver run down his spine at the thought of been used as a plush doll, he leap out of her arms before turning to protest. Which just made her love him more due to his cute actions. Stretching to carry him again, he used Shadow step to dodge her hands before hiding behind Fred who had showed no reaction to him among the group.

Due to his actions Becky stumbled, grimacing in pain cause her wounds reopened. Seeing this mark felt bad so he decided to help them. Squeaking for their attention he led them through the woods.

"Is he trying to lead us somewhere or is this a trap?" Asked James cautiously.

"Don't know, but it hasn't shown any hostility to us and it doesn't behave like a demon beast should. So we shouldn't let our guards down." Replied Luke

"Luke is right." Said Andrew.

Entering a bush mark brought out six health potions then pretended to bring them out of his hiding place he pushed it to them. Seeing the potions, Luke took one and uncorked it. Sensing it he was shocked.

"You are not gonna believe what these are hahaha." Said Luke laughing

"Quickly spill it Luke what's that?" Asked James

"Hehe Health potions. They are health potions haha." Answered Luke happily

"Really?" Asked Becky

"Check yourself." Saying that he gave her one. Checking herself Becky got shocked. Downing it to see it's effect, she felt her injuries itch as they slowly closed."It really is and it's effect is strong" she said.

Watching their performance, mark asked the system "That's a low Hp potion right?"


"Then why are they behaving like that?" He asked

[Because in this world they are scarce and only Nobles can easily get them.]

"Good to know. Now that my work here is done, lets leave them here." Saying that he used shadow step to leave. Without looking back he ran for thirty minutes to one of his prepared hideouts unknown to him the storm he had sparked.