A heaven-like pellucid lake shimmered in the soft light of the morning. There was a girl sleeping right next to the lake with a strange posture.
A petite doll, dressing in blood-red kimono with black blunt fringe and a pale face, crawled along to the girl. Obviously, the doll was broken as it lacked a right hand and left leg, which made her look even more spooky.
At this moment, the doll climbed to her chest and slapped her in the face.
Doll: Hey! Wake up!
Doll: Tut! What a weirdo, snoring like a piggy while getting stuck between underbush, but I can only count on her to find my arm and leg back…
Doll: If you don’t get up now, I’ll take off all your clothes to let everyone see you naked!
Megumin: Wait, wait! I wake up! Em? Where am I?
The doll’s words freaked her out, who then threw it away subconsciously. Megumin had no idea what had just happened, gazing at the unfamiliar environment with a blank look.
Megumin: There is no one here, but I’m sure I just heard someone talking to me...Could it be an enemy!?
Doll: I’m here you idiot!
Megumin: I can’t see you! Where are you?
Doll: Look down! Next to your foot!
Megumin: ...Ahhh——! You-you’re that mysterious item!
Megumin: You evil, I’m not gonna let you hurt anyone! I’m an arch wizard of justice. Submit yourself!
Doll: Hey wait! I’m not——
Megumin: No more waiting! Explosion——!
Frightened by the doll, Megumin picked up her staff to cast the signature explosion magic instantly. After chanting the spell, she was used up, falling on the ground again. As this moment, the doll crawled out of the mud.
Doll: Luckily I drilled into the soil in time, otherwise I would have been blown away…Hey, are you sleeping again?
Megumin: Humph...explosion magic is my ultimate skill. Its power is devastating, but it consumes tremendous mana…
Megumin: To put it simple, I have no energy right now. So I can’t move. Sorry but can you please drag me to the shore? My back is all wet.
Doll: You...moron! If I’m your enemy, you’ll be dead now.
Megumin: Don’t. Don’t kill me. I’m not tasty.
Doll: No one is going to eat you okay!
The doll tried hard to pull her back to the shore from the lake. Then it gasped for breath, sitting down.
Megumin: Thank you. You’re kinder than I expected. Don’t judge a book by its cover, right——
Doll: No need to flatter me. I did you a favor. Now, it’s your turn.
Megumin: I’m happy to help as long as I can use my explosion magic and you promise not to eat me.
Doll: I’m not gonna eat you! Wheeze...If you want to go back to your world, find my lost parts.
Then, the doll explained everything to Megumin from the beginning.
Megumin: So Aqua dropped you to the ground, you felt painful and then cast a teleport spell subconsciously. That’s why we’re brought to this strange world...
Megumin: Destiny! Destiny leads us to this world. Destiny lets me promote my explosion magic here!
Doll: Actually...you just need to bring my arm and leg back…
However, Megumin was still immersed in her fantasy, laughing out loud.
After a full day rest, Megumin’s strength had recovered. Then, she walked out of the woods while bringing the doll on her shoulder. As instructed, both of them soon arrived at a village. She walked towards an old man, who was working on a farm.
Megumin: Hum, hum, hum! I’m the top arch wizard of the Crimson Magic Clan, Megumin.
Megumin: Also the user of the explosion magic, the strongest attacking arts in the world!
Megumin: Are you interesting in joining me——Hey! It hurts!
Doll: Stop the nonsense!
Megumin: Boohoo, you’re such a brutal doll...Excuse me, is there any bizarre thing happening in the village recently?
Villager: Strange things? Yes! My husband didn’t step on dog poop today.
Villager: My daughter didn’t buy any unnecessary stuff, and my son did not get into trouble——
Doll: This is not strange at all! I mean did you see any suspicious person or thing?
Villager: Oh yes! I just saw a speaking doll and a so-called arch wizard.
Megumin: Well that’s suspicious...Wait, are you saying us?
Villager: Of course——hey, what’s the hurry? Is everything alright?
Villager B: Wheeze...slimes appear in the east of the forest. They’re ferocious. I almost got hit by them.
Doll: The slimes! They must have eaten my arm and leg. Then the magic power turns them into savage monsters!
Megumin: What are we waiting for? Let’s blow them away with my magic!
Based on the instruction of the villager, they headed east in the woods. Megumin fought off the slimes all the way through the deep of the forest. Then, a gigantic blue monster was within their sight.
Doll: Look, there! I see it! My left leg was in that monster’s stomach!
Megumin: Humph, let me handle this! My ultimate magic can solve any problem!
Megumin: Darkness darker than anything, I beseech thee, to combine with my crimson.
Megumin: The time of awakening cometh.
Megumin: Justice, fallen upon the chaotic realm, appears now to confront the boundless distortion!
Megumin’s staff glittered with crimson stars, which began to condense; the iridescent light shone over the entire woods. She opened her beady eyes——
Boom! Over a half of the forest was razed to the ground. The explosion left a huge hole, but the blue monster had vanished. At this moment, something cast a shadow against the doll.
Doll: Hey, watch out! Above you!
The doll stepped back when it sensed the danger. However, Megumin, without seeing this coming, was held down by a jelly-like monster fallen from the sky.
Doll: Oh no! Megumin is swallowed by the monster. I must hurry to save her!
With effort, the doll pulled her out from the monster’s stomach finally. Megumin was covered with blue slime…
Megumin: Boohoo, it’s sticky...But compared with the toads, this monster had a sweet, fruity taste just like a jelly!
Doll: Stop dreaming...you’re almost killed...do you know that!?
Doll: Yeah, but looks like we’re unable to beat this monster today! Let’s go back to the village.
Stunned by Megumin’s embarrassed look, the villagers brought her to shower and gave her new clothes.
Villager: Are you trying to defeat the giant jelly? You may seek help from two adventurers in another village nearby.
Megumin: “The villager didn’t speak their names. It’s too suspicious. I better not get into this.”
As Megumin was about to reject villager’s advice, he cut in.
Villager: The two adventurers defeated the demons and saved the village half year ago.
Villager: I heard that one of them was very strong. He could steal anything, even panties.
Megumin: “Panties...I only know one who’ll do this kind of dirty things!”
Told by the villager, there was a panties thief in a village nearby. Megumin believed that person was Kazuma, so she decided to meet him next day.
As she arrived at the entrance, a lady, holding a registration form, stopped her instantly.
Lady: Are you going to seek help from our adventurers?
Megumin: Yes! I’m an arch wizard Megumin, a friend of the adventu——
Lady: Alright, ticket number 180. Next!
Megumin: What! I’m asking for help! What is this ticket?
Lady: Don’t you see the queue? They’re coming for our adventurers.
Megumin looked back and saw a long queue into the village. Everyone was staring at her.
Man: Hey, line up. Are you cutting in?
Megumin: No, sorry…
Woman: You have no rights to do that even you’re a wizard…
Megumin: Okay, my bad…
Under everyone’s pressure, Megumin went to the end of the queue, patiently waiting...
Lady: No. 180!
Megumin: Here! Here I am! I’ve been waiting for a half day. Finally!
Led by the villager, Megumin went into a huge house. Kazuma and Mitsurugi were sitting there, surrounded by four sexy girls.
Lady: Master Kazuma, eat a grape.
Kazuma: Um, very sweet.
Mitsurugi: Really? Give me one.
Lady: Master Mitsurugi, here it is.
Doll: Wow! They’re lucky guys.
Kazuma: Oh, aren’t you Megumin? What can I do for you?
Megumin: Kazuma, let’s go to beat the giant jelly monster and get the doll’s left leg back. Hey you, come to help, swordsman!
Kazuma: Any reward for this quest?
Megumin: Reward? Find the lost parts and we can go back to our world!
Kazuma: Haha, why should I? I’m happy living here. But if you want to go back, I can help you.
Kazuma: But first, kneel before me and say “Master Kazuma” in all sincerity. Then, I’ll consider it, hohoho!
Megumin: Kazuma, it seems you’re being possessed by a demon. Let me wake you up!
Kazuma: W-what! Stop-stop——
Megumin: Then you should know I’m going to do next.
Megumin chanted the spell. Boom! The village was burnt into ashes in a second…