Terrarium Adventure - Chapter 9
Translator: Darling | Editor: Nebosuke
If the fancy illustration of the advanced booking page in <Terrarium Adventure> became reality, it would be just like that.
I feel fantastic just by looking at the beauty which attracts my eyes. I see a subtle shine behind the Driard as it seems to adjust itself, but that’s it. It’s amazingly good-looking, but once it opened its mouth…
“A lame person like you has enlightened me?”
Personality…? I wanted to compliment the voice but I decided not to. How can you treat someone like that after just seeing them for the first time?
“Do Driards always act rudely like that? Daisy wasn’t like that. Do the grade and personality have an inverse relationship?”
I asked the desk clerk so that the Elder Flower Driard could hear it. As I responded, the Driard’s one eyebrow went up.
“It’s due to the intimacy level. Driards just called to the world are unfamiliar with everything. They also internally judge the person they will become loyal to. Sometimes, there aren’t druids who judge…”
The Elder Flower who was walking with a long robe stood in front of me. It was quite tall that I had to look up. A sweet fragrance was attracting my nose. Elder Flower was pointing to many parts of my coat by using a staff.
“What are all these old clothes? I wanted a druid with a lot of money. I don’t want a beggar like you. I’m a gift from God that numerous Driards look up to. I was born with a noble blessing from the tree. I want a druid who can give me a wealthy life. I want a golden statue of me and a bathtub with clean water every moment along with a golden temple.”
I pointed at the Elder Flower with a thumb so that the desk clerk could see it. Is this personality really related to intimacy level? This jerk? I feel like it’s a mouth from God instead of a gift from God.
“This Driard has strong self-consciousness. There must be a tactic for increasing the intimacy level.”
He was just saying that because it’s not his business. It wasn’t the problem of having low intimacy with the Driard but rather my emotion towards the Driard was just at rock bottom.
Can I take it back? I looked at the Elder Flower again. The face was more handsome than some of the celebrities I’d seen in the real world. He had a sharp nose with thick eyebrows as well as long eyelids and shining emerald colored eyes. In addition, he had clean white skin and red lips with a sharp chin line.
The face was just perfect. He was tall and had a good body like a model. The face was too good to take back. I really hope to fix that personality.
“You can give up on me. I will go back to the tree and wait until I see a good master.”
“What? You can take it back for something you have chosen?”
“If you disconnect the soul connection, the Driard will turn to a wild state. After a long time, it will lose its power and return again to the tree. However, that won’t be a good experience for the Driards. Driards abandoned in the wild will have their body rot along with constant thirst and harsh coldness. They will suffer from parasites as well.”
This time, the desk clerk talked to the Elder Flower instead of me. The facial expression and tone made it sound like he was trying to not say anything inappropriate.
“That’s better than hanging around with you. I don’t want to go on a pity adventure with a poor master.”
Ever since I started listening to him, he keeps saying that I’m poor. Huh? I’m confident that I have more money than anyone else despite lacking in other things.
Of course, I can’t make fire or water from my hands. Even if you throw stuff around, I don’t have a special technique to dodge it either. However, I can toss endless diamonds in the way to cover it up.
There was a money-throwing skill in the other game and the power increased based on the money you owned. If I hit one with diamonds, it would inflict maximum damage.
I took out a diamond from my pocket to see if the standard of wealth for him were diamonds.
Oh, Elder Flower’s face changed at once although he felt irritated all the time. Wasn’t it too materialistic as a plant?
As I put one diamond on my palm, I took more out from the pocket. The facial expression changed instantly. Blue diamonds were filled inside two emerald eyes.
Wow, he couldn’t take his eyes off from them. I took out a handful of diamonds and put all of them on my palm. It appeared to be a bit more than twenty.
Elder Flower’s face turned innocent.
“Hey, you are easy to analyze.”
“Are they all yours?”
“Your flower name’s focus means that it focuses on diamonds.”
Even if I were sarcastic, he didn’t reply and kept looking at the diamonds. I moved the hand holding the diamonds. Elder Flower’s eyes followed my hand.
Daisy acted cute during such a situation but when he does it, it’s pathetic. With a high nose, he is obsessed with diamonds. He is just a scum.
I tilted my palm. The diamonds in my palm fell to the ground.
“Hey pretty trash, do you want these?”
I heard a tooth grinding sound. My behavior must have hurt Elder Flower’s pride.
That’s why you shouldn’t mistreat another person during the first meeting. I also had a temper that made me not tolerate such behavior.
I planned to give good care as it was the first chosen Driard, but if he behaves in such a way, I have my own ways too.
I took out my phone. I woke the phone which was asleep and shook the phone on the ground where diamonds dropped.
There were numerous diamonds dropping on the ground more than the ones on my palm. Elder Flower and the desk clerk’s eyes shook as if there was an earthquake.
“Get on your knees and pick them up. Not enough? Do you want some more?”
The sophisticated golden pattern on the floor was covered with the diamonds. It was too big to keep one’s pride. Elder Flower went on his knees. He looked up with an innocent look.
“Will you give me all of them?”
Gosh… I tried to be harsh to him but he looked so handsome while looking up with puppy eyes.
My heart was thrilled. Due to his looks, Elder Flower became a puppy instead of a jerk. Even being a scum turned out to be an advantage as he was easy to handle.
Okay. I will give it all to you. As I shook my phone once more above my head, diamonds rained down. I touched his pretty face with satisfaction. He was calm even if I patted his hooded head.
His attitude had changed compared to the first meeting. I will let go of it as he is good-looking. Really. Yes, too pretty… to kick out. I was a scum.
“You’ve found the appropriate strategy.”
“He just wanted to be summoned by a wealthy druid.”
“Then, he found the right master.”
“Sorry for making a messy scene. Mm…The orchard can collect the diamonds he couldn’t grab.”
“I can’t let that happen!”
Elder Flower began increasing his speed to pick up the diamonds. The pocket attached to the robe waist had diamonds inside. He was acting poorly but he looked cute so I let it go. It was because he was really pretty.
“It’s embarrassing to see my Driard acting this way. Stop picking and stand up. I will give you some later, even more than what’s on the ground.”
Afterward, he stood up quietly and stayed gently next to me. However, he seemed to want more and looked at the diamonds on the ground. It felt like training a dog with snacks.
“Do you plan on opening other fruits as well?”
“What? Do you need other Driards other than myself who is perfect?”
“You are a healer or a recovery type. I also need an offense type.”
“I’m good at fighting.”
“If you swing a staff that is about to break, your staff will break before the enemy. Do you feel jealous that the diamonds will go to other Driards?”
He made an angry face and turned his head back. He’s so easy to predict.
“Don’t worry. I have enough diamonds to fill up your pocket and there will be still leftovers. It will be enough to fill this botanic or whole orchard with diamonds.”
However, if I release huge amounts of diamonds, this world will have inflation due to diamonds.
Elder Flower looked at me with his big eyes. It felt like he was falling in love. To be exact, he was falling in love with diamonds.
Inside the terrarium artifact, is it possible to make a golden temple? Since he likes it so much, we can make a golden statue. It feels like the best way to spoil someone.
It’s the visuals. That look is dangerous. It’s a harmful face that distracts my mind. It’s my first time seeing an actual handsome face like that in person. I’m not used to it.
Anyway, in order to distract my thoughts, I went to the pot. There was one fruit remaining. Just as I wished, I hoped for it to be an offense-type Driard.
Letting Elder Flower complain, I gently put the fruit above the soil located on the pot. Just like how Elder Flower was born, the fruit which was shaking intensively turned into gold. Yes! It’s another Driard!
Two golden leaves appeared and looked lovely. This time, I just hoped to get a Driard like Daisy, not like Elder Flower who had a bad personality.
The stone plate turned blue. Just like auditing Elder Flower, there were numerous letters.
Title: Strong Patron Saint in the Desert
Flower Name: Strong Heart
Habitat: Desert Field
Probability on the Field: Low
Value: Food, Tubular
Characteristic: Defense Type, Support Type
Final Grade Rank: Special
The only tree that can reach groundwater with its roots while staying in a desert.
Receives battle bonus in April.
A giant tree that grows until a maximum of 9 meters. Long and thick yellow flowers will create a scene.
What did I…. just see? Special?
“It has been ten years…. since receiving a special Driard here.”
The desk clerk’s voice trembled a bit. It was a higher rank than unique? Wow. The first draw gave a unique rank and I thought I was out of luck… In the next drawing, I got a special rank?
My heart was racing crazily. Is this beginner’s luck? However, I was hesitant to put my left hand on the new plant.
I glanced at Elder Flower. If rank was inverse to personality since the new creature was unique in rank; it may slap my face from the beginning.
“You need to open the fruit.”
As he said, he was very keen to see a special rank after 10 years. It’s chaotic. I hope the Driard with a bad personality will submit to diamonds.
I put my hand on the new plant. A warm, soft, and pleasant feeling came through my left hand and headed to my heart.
A shiny light filled the botanic again. A hot wave from the desert was released. It was hot enough to make the skin burn.
Elder Flower swung the staff all of sudden in front of me and stepped back while covering my shoulders. A giant and transparent layer protected us.
“It’s very fancy for a special rank to appear.”
Are you jealous… while letting out a laugh? That’s because you are unique and she is special? Very cute.
Small and yellow flower leaves were blown along with the hot wind. Soon, it headed towards the light. The light increased in size and turned into a human. However, it was way bigger than Elder Flower.
Sand-colored hair spread everywhere underneath a helmet with small yellow flowers. Also, tanned bronze-colored skin with sand-colored armor all over the body and blew the black scarf as well as a huge lance and shield as big as Driard’s body. A female Driard appeared and proudly announced that she was a tanker.
As the Driard went to the floor, it made the sound of metal bumping on the ground.
Wow, it was really awesome. When Elder Flower appeared, I couldn’t keep my eyes away due to its beauty and fanciness. When Velvet Mesquite appeared, I was impressed by the strong force and vibe from the huge body.
I already felt secure before meeting the enemy. Speaking of which, I saw an illustration of Velvet Mesquite from the fancy illustration for the advanced booking page. It was like putting the giant shield toward the front.
Velvet Mesquite looked around to see what was going on around her. Then, she made eye contact with me. I felt nervous.
I will die if I’m stabbed with that lance. I will also die if I get hit with that shield. I was nervous and stayed quiet but Velvet Mesquite moved her hand holding the lance. Wow, is she going to hit me? I closed my eyes.
At that moment, she dropped the lance to the ground. She also put her shield behind her back. Velvet Mesquite’s hands became free.
Is it a punch? Am I going to get punched? All of sudden, she came in front of me and kneeled one knee. She was very tall and now we were at the same height. Then, she gently held my left hand filled with the Terrarium Artifact.
“It has been decades since meeting a druid again. This druid looks very skinny and weak. I will guard my master by putting myself into it.”
Then, she kissed my hand as if it were an important ritual. My face was full of heat so it was hot. Unlike my concern, the Driard in front of my eyes was just the best. I was in tears because it was so awesome. Can I call you sis? Sob.
At that moment, Elder Flower put the staff down and divided me from Velvet Mesquite.
“I wondered who it was but it’s kid Elder.”
“What? I thought you disappeared. Why are you back again?”
“I didn’t disappear, I just returned to the tree. That’s because my old druid thought I still had tasks to care of.”
“I’m his first Driard!”
“I don’t care. I don’t want to be a main. I’m satisfied with just staying near my master in every battle.”
I also liked the husky voice. I put some power gently so I didn’t want to let go of my left hand. Velvet Mesquite laughed and put force on her hand. I’m going to have a nosebleed.
“So what’s your name who I’m supposed to protect?”
“Jehee… no Jay!”
‘Jay’ is a nickname that I use when I play games. I was a little startled but I hope they don’t catch that.
“I see Jay. I will do my best to protect you.”
Sob, please protect me eternally! Please just have me! I didn’t even pay attention to Elder Flower looking upset with his pretty face.