After leaving the wise, the Wise said that he would soon announce our plan to all the people here. But before that, we had to prepare for the escape plan. Hiroshi needed more gunpowder.
The Wise said where we could find the gunpowder, so we made our way there in no time. As I was driving there, I wasn't looking ahead, and that's when I hit something fluffy. It didn't hurt, it was just that my map fell out of my bag due to the impact.
When I picked up my map, the map showed that the black dot was right in front of me. That meant the person I was looking for was right in front of me. When I put the map in my bag and looked in front of me, I saw something very interesting. The person in front of me was a panda. Yeah, a fluffy one, a panda with clothes on, and a fisherman's hat on his head.
He stood in front of us and raised his hat slightly. He had a really cute face. He smiled and said,
"I'm sorry, I didn't see you passing, Are you all right?"
"No, no, I'm fine, thanks for asking."
"As a paramedic, my priority is always the health of other people."
He then looked us surprised,
"Wait a minute! I've never seen you here before! Are you the people they're talking about from above?"
"I guess. We got here one day ago. To be honest, we're looking for a way out."
"I don't want you to get me wrong, but I'd like to ask you something. In the entire kingdom, How did you manage to fall into a hole surrounded by huge rocks?"
"It's a long story, and actually our goal wasn't to get in here. We were here to look for someone."
"So what kind of person are you looking for?"
"We are looking for a person who will fight us fearlessly against the Epics."
"I'm sorry, I'm sorry, but I don't think you'll find anyone like that here. People here are not very interested in war."
"But it points to you on the map."
"I'm the one standing in front of you, yes, but I'm a healer, not a fighter."
I took my map out of my bag and showed it to him.
"According to the map, you're the one we're looking for. I've already asked if the map is likely to be wrong, but I've heard that such a thing is not possible."
He took the map and said,
"I know this map, it's a very rare piece. They say the map shows you where you want to go, or a person that you need. Where you found this?"
"My uncle gave it to me for my birthday."
"I understand, but what I don't understand is that thanks to this map, you can become rich and do many things, but instead you come to a forgotten place and ask my help to fight the epics. Well, can you tell me why?"
"There are many reasons, but the most important thing for me is to save lives just like you. I want to help people and all lineages. I want to show that there's still hope in the world, but I can't do it alone, so I need your help."
"Come in, let's talk before the wise give his speech."
We went to where he lived. Compared to his body structure, the house was quite narrow. After we all sat down somewhere, the panda looked at us,
"I don't want to waste your time, but I would like to tell you a few things about myself."
"A long time ago, when I was a child, I had no one. I wasn't from a lineage, I didn't know who my family was or where I came from."
Hiroshi-san looked at him surprised,
"I thought you were a Halfet."
Haflet's are the lineage that has half-humans and half-animal people in it.
"I thought so, too, but I'm not."
He then smiled and said, "I'm just a fluffy panda talking. I don't have human symptoms."
"Well, what happened to you then Panda-san?"
"People have ostracized me. I was sure I was going to die of starvation or something, I always fought to survive. I was like a murderous creature. But then a person came along. And he took me in. He was a kind-hearted healer known to everyone, but he was also very talented in combat. He fed me, taught me all his knowledge about healing and many things about surviving. Whenever I asked him why he did this, he always laughed and said,"
"Every living being has the right to live. This applies even to an insect or plant. No matter what, they must also taste the beauty of life."
"After that word, I wanted to help people like him, all other living things with my healing knowledge. And then I came back here. when I first arrived, there was no trouble, it was a fairly quiet place, whenever people were injured during the excavation, I helped them with the information that my master showed me. But it didn't stay the same forever, from a place they were digging, an unknown dark and cold pit came appeared. This pit was really deep. They entered the pit anyways, but they had no idea what they were facing.
The creatures attacked them, I tried to save the people here as much as I could, but they were too crowded, and they were pretty fast. So we retreated here. After that, unknown people covered the hole. No one knows we're alive or dead. And no one came to save us. At this rate, we'll die of food shortages or the mine collapsing on us."
I said, "So Panda-san, how long have you been here?"
Hiroshi-san said, "Two years is quite a long time. And does your master know that you are here?"
"I sent him letters, but I haven't received a return from anyone in a long time. We tried to get out of here many times, but unfortunately, we couldn't succeed."
I got up from where I was sitting,
"We have an idea to get out of here, but we need your help and the people here."
"Help? What can you ask me for?"
"While we distract the creatures, these people need protection."
His eyes shined with happiness,
"I understand now! Well, then what's your plan?"
"My friends and I will distract them, buy you time to dig the tunnel at the entrance to the door. You'll get out of there easily. But someone has to protect people, and if you do, we'll be very grateful."
"You can trust me on this, but how will you get out of here?"
"By using the holes, of course."
"The holes are almost ten meters high, how are you going to reach there?"
"If Hiroshi-san can get as much gunpowder as he needs, we can do it with a little power."
"Even if we do these things, the creatures can come out, which would be very dangerous for us."
Hiroshi said, "That's why we're not going to use gunpowder just to escape. We're also going to blow this place up, that's the only way we're going to get out."
"I understand that. Of course, I can help you in this situation, but I have a request for you."
Hiroshi-san sighed, "What's it?"
"For this time, I want to give you the task of protecting people to you. What I want to do is come with you and help distracting those monsters."
Lezlie-san said, "If you want, I can fulfill Panda-San's request."
Hiroshi glanced at the panda from head to toe with his eyes and said,
"A piece of land that will throw us into the air may be a little weak for your weight, but with a little more gunpowder, it can be done."
I then remembered and said,
"Oh, I'm sorry I forgot to introduce us."
"I'm Ryuu, This is Hiroshi-san and This is Lezlie-san."
He said with a cute tone and a soft tone, "Nice to meet you, I'm Babu."
"So Babu-san I want to ask again, would you like to come with us it would be so good to have a healer like you."
"I would consider that, and also I have to revisit my master."