Night Battle Magical Boy - Chapter 3: The Belt That Holds the Powers of the Dark
Chapter 3: The Belt That Holds the Powers of the Dark
“Can I roll again? This time I will properly shout.”
Fang Ran pounced tightly in front of the light blue page, his eyes fiery and questioned.
Fang Ran felt that a mouthful of old blood spurted out. Are you serious?! He looked at the magic grimoire in his hand with a stunned face. Stop messing around, do I have to use this ability?
In a place from an infinity genre, where zombies are everywhere, full of post-apocalyptic style, and I have to use the ability of a magical girl to fight with zombies!
Holy sh*t… this doesn’t make sense at all!
The last group of magical girls who fought with zombie monsters, all except one died, the one that survived became a deity, okay? (TLN: Referenced Puella Magi Madoka Magica.)
Being a magical girl is a high-risk occupation …
Fang Ran feels that he is also likely to take that road of no return. No, that’s setting a flag, fighting with this ability makes him feel like cannon fodder.
Have you ever seen a protagonist relying on this uncool ability to become strong and powerful!
No, calm down, calm down, I need to calm down, Fang Ran, 20 years old, no bad record, don’t smoke, don’t drink, not gay, virgin, single time approximately equal to age, in short, pick up first.
Fang Ran couldn’t help but shouted and slammed the grimoire.
[Ding! The remaining time before the end of the time stop effect is….]
I was too focused on complaining that I almost forgot that I was at a weird place at the moment, with a deadly threat behind me. This is not the time to think about that.
“At least tell me how do I use this ability!?”
[Ding! The ability is bounded by the user to be proficient]
Fang Ran was dumbfounded, feeling that this is a huge joke.
How come I don’t know that I am proficient in magical girl powers!?
Fang Ran gave up and picked up the grimoire, attempting to activate the grimoire, after trying to open it with his full strength for three seconds…
F*ck, the lock won’t open!
You didn’t even give me a single card. Do you want me to use this thing as a brick and fight with that thing in the back?
[Sensing the will of the user]
[Unlock Progress: 0/52]
[Do you want to start the first extraction?]
“No way, another roll? My luck isn’t good, have you heard of Onmyoji, I am one…” (TLN: A pun for being super unlucky)
Fang Ran could not help but laugh bitterly and pressed his forehead, feeling weak and did not know what to say.
Clow card anime, he did watch as a child and is also very clear what the thing in his hand is for, but at the time it has been too long ago, even he can not remember every detail.
According to his vague impressions from his childhood. Of the 52 clow cards, not all can be used to fight, and there are also a considerable number of cards with unclear abilities.
If I am unlucky and draw a clow card without any use, like the sweet, the glow, the flower, and etc.
It would definitely get me killed!
Oh, wait, the flower still has some use, it can add some aesthetic sense when I die.
“God bless, God bless,”
Only at this kind of time do I remember this cliche life-saving prayer line, and then slowly move my hand on the grimoire.
But honestly, at this moment, Fang Ran still doesn’t have much confidence, it’s like…
It’s like you’re going on a stage to perform but kept feeling that you’re going to embarrass yourself.
I am not the same person as before, what can I do even with an ability?
I am only a normal person who does not have anything special, it doesn’t mean just because I have an ability doesn’t mean I can survive this situation, right?
Even if an ordinary person has a gun, it is still difficult to survive in an environment of all bad guys, it’s the same logic.
And up until this very moment, a life-threatening zombie is still right behind him.
There is not much of a sense of reality that I was about to have superpowers.
Perhaps everyone has had this longing since childhood, but how long does that last?
The moment he put his hand to the magic guide book, unlike what his mouth said, he didn’t really have much of a prayer.
Now he just wants to take a break to prepare to run again, it would be better to find a safe place to hide.
But the moment his fingertips touched the cover,
The magic book in his hand floated up, the golden light of arcane magic faintly drifted away, the lock on the book cover clicked open, and then it seemed as if a myriad of touches and thoughts turned into a warm wind of light,
And blew away the mask of a smiling face that he had put on himself.
Revealing his somewhat trembling eyes, watching the blown-up pages fly apart and open, page by page, the warm spread of golden particles, some magical unreal feeling, making him want to hide his expression at this moment of bowing his head and gritting his teeth.
Why… only now…
A page straightened up, the parchment painted on the card slowly lit up, golden particles converge and condense into the shape of a card, and then shine off!
Lifting his head and staring blankly at the scene, Fang Ran felt as if something warm broke open in his heart.
So it’s true, this world, there really is such a thing.
The thing I once longed for, the kind of thing that breaks the mundanity of fate…
I …. wasn’t ….. so, I wasn’t ……
The golden card solidified and floated in front of Fang Ran, faintly reflecting his dull face, with a warm and touching power.
[Sword Card —— (THE SWORD)]
[Symbols: Truth-seeking, Reward, Sometimes Destructive Power.]
[Introduction: The magic staff itself becomes a sword, and its strength depends on the magic of the user’s heart.]
I subconsciously took it, with incredibly wide eyes, it felt heavy, warm, and soft, I do not know what material the card is made of, but it looks exactly the same as in the anime.
The design on the face of the card was golden chains, winding a slender sword taking up more than twenty centimeters on the body of the card, there is an unmistakable magical feeling when you rub your fingers.
At that moment, the space around suddenly gave off a clattering sound, the time stop duration had completely ended. The zombie let out a hiss and lunged towards Fang Ran!
Calling him back from his mind-blowing outburst, leaving him little time to think, he continued his dash towards the street ahead!
One running and one chasing, weaving through this city night.
“Tell me how do I use this!”
[Ding! The ability is bound by the user to be proficient!]
Bound by the user to be proficient!?
What the hell does this mean!?
Extorting the last bit of his body’s strength, Fang Ran ran wildly in the night streets, thinking fast in his brain.
Under normal circumstances, it does not need to lie to me, that is, on behalf of what it says is true, I am proficient, which means I certainly know how to use it.
Maybe it’s going to be like in the anime?
Thinking of the shameful lines and actions when the magical girl transforms in the anime, Fang Ran regrets his life and is full of rejection.
But the oozing roar of the zombie was right behind him, forcing him to discard those indifferent feelings of shame.
“… Wait, I remember there is …. something missing ….”
No… why do I suddenly feel that I am missing something from the …
It’s really hard to decide to put down your dignity and prioritized your life by shouting lines from the anime, but Fang Ran suddenly found a shocking fact!
He doesn’t have a staff.
Based on the anime, a magic staff is required to activate clow cards.
He doesn’t even have a magic staff, there is no way for him to activate the cards!
[Ding! Hint: Use a random metal object on your body to bind as the magic staff]
“F*ck, tell me earlier!”
Fang Ran really wanted to rant but stopped, and then quickly fumbled for what was left on his body, metal, metal, metal, damn!
I didn’t bring my wallet today, no keys, and don’t know when I dropped my phone while running!
It’s the feeling like it’s going to be over for me!
Fang Ran’s hands are trembling, cold sweat appears, and he is short of breath. He can’t believe that there is nothing on him that is suitable to be the staff!
No way, I just had hope, but now I’m going to die like this?
I don’t want to…
Even if he dies, Fang Ran does not want to die in a way where he obtained the power of the magical girl but wasn’t able to transform because he doesn’t have a staff while being chased by the zombie…
“Wait a second, that’s right!”
Fang Ran suddenly thought of a thing on his body and felt that he had just escaped death, that sense of elation, the feeling of finding hope from despair, surely everyone who has experienced such feels the same.
Thinking of this, Fang Ran did not hesitate to take two quick steps, then turned violently, like a Japanese samurai drawing a sword,
And pulled out his trouser belt!
Without the slightest hesitation and if it’s shameful, I shouted out.
“The belt that holds the powers of the dark!!!”
[Ding! Staff binding successful]
[Ding! Ability update completed]
[Ding! Tutorial ends]
[Ding! Night Battle – Source Primer, channeling successful]
[Ding! Ability, activate!]
A series of prompts kept ringing in his ear, but Fang Ran did not have time to look, only to feel a burst of light in his hands, there appeared some kind of change on the belt.
Even the zombie stopped with some fear.
Then, Fang Ran saw his belt.
From looking soft like a whip, it becomes a stiff belt.
As the light dispersed, Fang Ran and the zombie stared wide-eyed at each other for two seconds…
Then he began to run!
“I f*cking knew superpowers were full of bullsh*t ahhhhhh!!!!!”
[TLN: I realize this may be taken down by the original publisher of Qidian and Webnovel, I might upload this with a different name – City Night Battle Magical Boy, this way I can upload more without being found out (Or maybe translate a different serie)]