On lush grasslands, a dozen of colorful giant toads were enjoying sunbath. There were a boy and three girls hiding in the underbrush nearby. All of them held a twig overhead taken from somewhere as a disguise.
Kazuma: The cave, where a mysterious item is hidden, is behind the grasslands.
Kazuma: But there are too many toads protecting this place. How about we just go back——
Aqua: No! That mysterious item is worth 5 million Eris coins. They’re just toads, nothing to worry about. As long as I’ m here, I can beat them all in a second!
Darkness: Right-right! Even though I’ll be all covered by the thick slime which makes me look embarrassed, I promise I’ll protect you!
Megumin: Kazuma, can I use the explosion magic?
Kazuma: Enough! Your words simply make me feel even more insecure. Anyways, I’ m a veteran now. It should be no problem. Let’s get ready...go!
Aqua: Ahhh...Kazuma...save me please...I’m being swallowed again…!
Darkness: What!? We’re surrounded...The toads are about to attack! Ahhhh——! Awe-awesome!
Megumin: Kazuma, I forgot to eat breakfast today. Now I’m exhausted...Help me…
Kazuma: Darn it! Stop messing around!
Kazuma: Wheeze...Finally, there are all down…
With effort, Kazuma successfully defeated the toads and woke all the girls up violently before they set out towards the cave. Inside, a treasure chest was placed in the center. Sunlight shone over the place, making it even brighter and more dazzling.
Aqua: That mysterious item must be in the chest. Let me open it——!
Megumin: Emmm, I wonder how powerful will it be——Wowwwww!
Kazuma: What? What did you see? Why are you so scared…
Darkness: Because of this.
Kazuma: What is it——Wahhh! Isn’t it a cursed doll? But it belongs to my original world.
Kazuma looked at what Darkness was holding——a doll dressing in blood-red kimono with black blunt fringe. A pair of soulless eyes seemed to be filled with grudge, which was really spooky.
Kazuma: This is the item that Wiz wants to get...But for what?
Darkness: Look at its eyes, so aggressive, as if the doll wants to tear off my clothes...Ohhhh!
Kazuma: You pervert! Even a doll can turn you on!?
Aqua: No matter what it is, we hand it back to Wiz and then get the money! Let’s go.
After successfully getting the cursed doll, Kazuma and his party returned to Axel. When they arrived at the city gate, there were groups of adventurers assembling. At the same time, lots of green things were flying in the sky——They were cabbages!
Kazuma: Are you kidding me! They show up in a really bad timing——Wow! That’s close! The cabbages almost hit the doll!
Aqua: Be careful! The 5 million Eris coins will be gone if the doll is broken! Let’s take them down!
Darkness: Everyone, stay behind me! Let those cabbages trample on my body! Ahhh!
Megumin: Noooo! It’s my showtime. I’ll blow them off with my explosion arts!
Kazuma: Hey wait! You’ll get me killed if you do this!
Kazuma: Wheeze...I think I’ll be safe here. The only thing I need to do is to bring the doll back to Wiz’s shop.
Covered by Darkness, Kazuma and his party dodged the attacks of the cabbages, entered the city and walked straight to the shop. As Megumin was afraid of the doll, she had been hiding behind Darkness all the way in order to keep herself away from Kazuma.
Aqua: Once we get the coins, we can order the best wine and the most expensive delicacies for celebration!
Kazuma: Alright alright! Em? My shoes are untied. Aqua, help me hold the doll.
Aqua: ...I can’t wait any longer! The shop is just one step away from us. Let me take the doll to Wiz.
Kazuma: Hey! Don’t rush! If you stumble——
Before Kazuma finished his words, Aqua tripped on her right leg and fell. The doll dropped to the ground; Its right hand and left leg were broken immediately!
Then, something strange happened. The doll, lying on the floor, opened its eyes and mouth suddenly, making some deafening noises——
Doll: It hurts!!!
While the doll was screaming, the entire Axel was shrouded in a ray of dazzling light…