It’s Sudden, but I Came to Another World! But I Hope to Live Safely! - 1.1
- It’s Sudden, but I Came to Another World! But I Hope to Live Safely!
- 1.1 - For the time being, I want to meet people
Yes, I’m now in another world.
Originally I should start by explaining what kind of things I was doing before coming to this other world, or look at my past using a flashback, that’s the theory behind another world reincarnation system, or so I think. but since it’s embarrassing to talk about this to other people, I will omit it.
I will only say that I am a Japanese man from Earth, but any more than that are private issuesー
「No, it’s not the time to be narrating such a prologue」
Description of the current situation. Inside of an otherworldly forest. That’s all.
When I noticed, I was inside of a forest. Perhaps it would more accurate to say that it could be mountain overgrown with trees and a slow slope. By the way, if you ask me why I know that it’s a different world, the trees in front of me are the reason.
A transparent trunk through which you can see the scenery on the other side. That’s why I wondered if there was a forest that has a fantastic view of faintly luminescent leaves?
Ah, if there exists one, please tell me where. I want to travel there in my old age.
「Roughly twenty minutes have passed since I was absorbed by the view」
Being impressed by the fantastic view took five minutes. Five minutes to collect my thoughts and start thinking about where I was. Five minutes to start thinking that maybe I was in another world and not on Earth. Five minutes to look back and relax my heart.
Let’s get started soon. First, I should check my own condition.
「No injures. There are no signs of grotesque deformations or the appearance of a crest typical of a fantasy world. There is also no sense of magic power surging within me. Personal belonging… nothing」
Hehe, in short, I have nothing with me because I was taking out the trash of my home. I don’t have a smartphone or a wallet stuffed with money from Earth. No, I have at least a paper bill with me.
For the time being, I was just suddenly sent to such a place with any kind of side effect pattern. There is no otherworldly reincarnation bonus.
Wait, if I think about it calmly, I didn’t die, it was just sent to another world, so this is an otherworld transfer.
The time is apparently night. Above the trees only darkness.
You can also see stars several times larger than the moon that can be seen in Japan.
I wonder if I am correct in thinking that I am in the same solar system as on Earth because the moon has the same shape and move in the same way as that of in the Earth.
The probability that the Earth exists is astronomical. There would be nothing more convenient than being transported to another world and for such world to fulfill that possibility.
「ーWasn’t it dangerous to walk at night in a forest?」
A known way to navigate at night is to look at the heavenly bodies but because it is another world, the order of the stars is different. As expected, I can’t find Orion and the Big Dipper.
If I think about it calmly, even if I can read the stars, I’m in an unknown land, so I wouldn’t know where to go.
Then I can only go forward. Fortunately, the vegetation around here shines, so it safer than walking in a forest on Earth at night.
「I should praise myself to have taken out the trash in sneakers and not in slippers」
I understood something for a fact after walking for about an hour. Apparently, this is not a forest, but a mountain.
As I move forward and look back I can see the shape of a mountain forming.
As expected, this is a mountain with a weak slope and it seems that my starting point was the top of the mountain.
The first thing to do is to go down the mountain. Next is to find a river.
This is the plan that I came up while walking to stay alive. I can collect nuts as food while drinking the night dew to survive, but since I’m not a genuine survivor I surely will hit my limits.
Honestly, drinking raw water is scary, but that will be my last resort. The reason for finding a river is to set a course than to hydrate.
If this planet is unexplored then it would be the end, but if there is any civilization, a river will be their foundation.
Famous ancient civilizations also flourished by farming using the nutrient-rich soil that the rivers carried. I want to believe that even this rule is common in this world.
「But here comes the problem」
My muttering voice is very low. And with more reason.
I can see it far away, but, yes. A bear. An absurdly giant bear.
The bear I saw in the zoo didn’t reach two meters, but this bear exceeds at least four meters.
Weren’t you nocturnal? Oh, right, this forest is bright, There is no problem then.
It was about 20 meters ahead, but I could see it clearly. Nah, it can be clearly seen as it were dayー Don’t look over here~ I’m about to be caught, right~?
I’m thinking while I feel the valuable experience of having a frozen spine.
Pretending to be dead? I’ll just be easy prey. Escape? The bear is on the descending side, and I can’t escape to the other direction since the bear is an excellent uphill chaser.
Escape? Hahah, even if I had a hunting gun with me I wouldn’t do it.
In the meantime, the bear slowly approaches while growling.
Think. Think, and find the solution quickly. That’s right! I have that method!
「N-Nice to meet you?」
The bear roars. It seems that a western stereotype is not acceptable.
And I can’t do such a thing like running at full speed. But I can’t move since my legs are shaking.
After recognizing me as easy prey to hunt, the bear didー not run after me.
Suddenly, the bear was swallowed by a relentless rain of greenish-yellow liquid
Maybe the liquid that easily swallowed the four-meter bear’s body has a high viscosity since it is not spreading on the ground but forming a sphere.
The bear’s heartbreaking screams and a scary running sound is emitted from the liquid. The inside of the liquid gradually turns black.
Blood. The bear’s blood is mixed with the liquid and looks black. The bear’s fur, skin, and flesh are melting at an unusual rate. The liquid is intentionally preying upon the bear.
If you’ve ever played a fantasy role-playing game, you’ve probably heard of it.
What is in front of me is ‘that’. It has no cute eyes and mouth like a certain famous game, and obviously, it doesn’t like a small fry monster with a single-digit experience value.
A heartbreaking death agony reverberates in the forest as the bear tries to escape with all its might.
However, the sound soon stopped as the slime enters into the bear’s mouth.
「Uu… Kuu, *cough* *cough*!」
Seeing such a gruesome and without any emotion, eating scene made me sick.
If I had seen this after eating I would surely have vomited, but it ended with gastric juice burning my throat.
However, after coming so far I finally realize the fatal mistake I made.
The slime started to move to my direction as if it had reacted to my cough.
I should have escaped quickly while the bear was being attacked. I regret staying watching and idiotically making a sound.
But unlike the bear, it moves slowly. If it’s like this, escaping or stepping back should do it.
Before I could even process my thoughts my body jumped sideways in fear.
The place where I was a few moments ago, was swallowed by the slime.
Its speed makes me associate it with the burst of water balloon or a water cannon.