Sevens: Quilin May

Quilin May

I steadied my breathing before turning the dagger in my left hand to my opponent.

What my Skills told me, was that the girl before my eyes was an enemy. In the area map, ther was nothing but a single red dot shining right in front of me.

The surrounding monsters had disappeared, and the yellow village boys were hurriedly leaving the area.

The girl in highly exposing clothing had two characteristic horns atop her head.

And from what I saw in the Fifth’s memory, I surmised this was the quilin, May.

“What were you doing?”

When I tried to make an intimidating voice, she touched her short hair without showing much interest. She looked between me and the Jewel around my neck.

“Nothing really? A threat, at most. Despite how energetic they were, the second they met a strong foe, the contracted and huddled themselves into balls. With a bit of threatening, I’m sure they’ll quiet down for a little while. And that’s our job, you see.”

Job.

As she said that word, May shrugged her shoulders, and gave a restrained smile.

“No, I’m being serious here. I didn’t have any mind to eat or kill them or anything. Even as I am, I’m on the gentler side of my herd.”

While calling herself gentle, she continued to direct hostility at me. She didn’t seem to think anything of having a weapon pointed her way.

She put her right hand to her chest, and kept it there a while.

Her left hand was brought to her hip, and she spoke as if proud of it.

“Yes even like this, I’m an ally of humanity, after all. I mean, I’m quite indebt to them… now then, if you happen to know anything about it, I’d appreciate you answered. Why is it my dear benefactor’s presence is emanating from the blue gem you hang from your neck? And at the same time, slight as it may be, you give off a similar air as well.”

Lowering both her hands, she glared at me with narrowed eyes.

As not to let any of my movements pass, her expression was serious.

So I started by introducing myself.

“I am Lyle Walt… Fredricks Walt’s descendent. And this gem has recorded the Skill of the Fifth Generation Head of the house.”

Perhaps unsatisfied with my answer, she widened her legs, bent forward a little, and let a strong voice from her stomach.

All she did was yell, but my body convulsed in response.

“Don’t lie! That’s no 【Gem】! There’s no way a simple gem could let off such an elaborate presence. Right, you… you all must have locked Fredricks in it.”

It didn’t seem my words were getting through, so I gripped the Jewel.

The Fifth.

『May, I wasn’t sealed anywhere. I’m already dead. You should already understand that…』

On the Fifth’s strained voice, May responded.

But…

“See, as I thought, it’s Fredricks. He’s grieving. That’s why it’s my turn to save him.”

When she raised her right arm to the side, her clothing receded to reveal her hand. And as it appeared, a quilin horn sprouted from her palm.

“Oy! You just heard his voice, didn’t you!? Then if you can hear him, can’t you–”

“Hmm, so it talks. I’m starting to want it more and more. I mean, it’s been a few decades since we last talked… back then, I didn’t know that humans only lived a lifespan of fifty to sixty years. I was sure I could meet him again… but…”

Her form instantly disappeared from my vision, and I immediately found myself staunched over.

I was sent into the air by her right leg swiping at me from the air, and as I was falling towards the ground, her left leg sent me crashing into it.

I rolled to gain distance, stood at once, and took a stance with the dagger.

Despite my base specs being elevated by Skills, a strong enough blow could still knock me off my feet.

With the horn growing from her right arm, May appeared right in front of me again, and slashed as if to cut me down.

(This one’s fighting style… is a bit like our house’s.)

Sparks flew from my dagger, and I felt an ominous sensation from it, so I leapt backward as she swung her right hand at me horizontally.

“Yep, you don’t call yourself Fredricks’ descendent for nothing. The way you move your body is reminiscent of his.”

Looking at the dagger in my left hand, the part it had received the attack had chipped, with cracks spreading across the blade.

If I had taken that blow, the dagger would have shattered, and I’ll bet I’d have been killed.

From within the Jewel, the Third.

『Hey, don’t her movements look… a bit like ours?』

To the Fifth, the Fourth.

『Could it be you…』

He was quite upfront about it.

『I taught her. By the way, she knows full well the sorts of Skills I had. And I used the First’s, Second’s Third’s, and Fourth’s Skills to at least their primary levels.』

The Sixth let out a sigh.

『You never properly taught me anything…』

The Seventh sounded tired, but he did call out for my attention.

『Lyle, it’s that… it’s a good thing you didn’t bring Novem or any of the others along.』

If I had, then past problems would just be brought up again. What’s more, May seems to be under some sort of misunderstanding, so it’s quite possible some strange topics would have been brought up.

I returned my dagger to its sheath at my waist, and pulled my spare sabre.

With a sabre in both hands, I slowly moved to use the forest terrain as best as I could.

(She has me beat in power output? Though I think I’ll be able to overwhelm her for a brief moment if I use the First’s Full Burst…)

If I defeated this girl, I’m sure the Fifth would fly into a fit of rage. No, there’s no helping it, right? I really don’t know how this fight will go.

And I don’t even want to fight a divine beast like a quilin.

Even if they didn’t contain magic stones, their flesh, blood, horns and scales went for a tremendous fortune, though.

As May rushed in, I tried reading her movements, and parried her horn with a blade.

(Maybe…!)

Both her speed and power were over mine. But May was weaker than Celes.

Based on how I approached it, she was within the scope of enemies I could hold my ground against.

She didn’t seem aggravated at having her strike turned aside, merely coming to slash again.

When I parried that one, she suddenly stopped in front of me, leaned forward, and did a handstand on only her left.

She spread her legs out and spun, and taken aback, I instinctively used my arm to block it, and was sent flying backwards.

“Did you find that one interesting? When I did it on Fredricks, he dodged it quite easily… you’re weak, aren’t you?”

I stood, and felt a numbness in my arm as I took a stance.

“Just a little growing up, and a child’s speed and reach shoot straight up!”

When I refuted it, she looked at me.

“… Hm~ so you know what form I took when I was with Fredricks. Did you hear the stories? No, that’s not it.”

Saying it wasn’t it, she jumped at me, and this time she used the trees and branches to maneuver around.

“Now you see~ I’m a quilin, right? Did you not think it possible I was more accustomed to the forest than you?”

I turned, and held my blades in a cross to block and turn aside her thrust.

She had circled around, and aimed right at my heart. It doesn’t seem she had any intentiions of going easy on me.

“You react fast. You power’s also something up there. Your Skills… nine? Ten? Seriously, what’s up with that false gem of yours?”

She jumped back and escaped into the foliage, I confirmed her position with Skills.

She was running circles around, and if I showed an opening, I’m sure she would take it.

From the Jewel.

『Oy, go tell him the weakness of a quilin already.』

The Third was pressing the Fifth.

『… Weakness? There was something like that? Even if she’s not up to Celes’ level, that’s a flippin’ quilin, you know? Even like this, I think she’s probably holding back over there.』

She’s holding back? Why would she do that?

Thinking that, I stuck my right sabre into the ground, and put that hand around the Jewel.

The movements I had been tracing with Skills suddenly became duller.

(So she’s after the jewel after all. I don’t think anything would come of her getting it.)

But even if I told her, she didn’t seem to believe it. That’s why it was so troubling.

While I tried thinking up a means to get the message across, the Fourth…

『Lyle, isn’t this the place to use your Skill?』

I shook my head.

(Fool! The condition for that one’s a deep kiss! You think that’s possible!?)

There, the Fifth as well.

『Ah, that one sounds nice. Lyle, you’ve never tested it, so I think there’s some worth in trying it out.』

Why do these guys sound so laid back?

Well sure, in order to take the Jewel, she wouldn’t break it. That’s likely why she wasn’t giving it her all.

But I was the same. I wasn’t trying to kill her, and I wanted to solve the misunderstanding as well.

The Seventh.

『You’re still reluctant when she’s in human form? Then how about you just have her take up quilin form?』

The Fifth agreed.

『That’s right! If your opponent’s an animal, then it’s just something of a greeting!』

Um, please don’t just write it off like that.

But I do get the feeling it’s the option with the greatest amount of possibility.

“Are you listening? How about we talk a bit?”

May jumped down from a branch, and looked at me.

“If you’re going to hand it over, I don’t mind letting you go. But I’ll be having you answer a few questions first.”

I…

“Okay, just listen to what I have to say for a bit. First change into your quilin form, then kiss me… no wait! I don’t have the slightest bit of impure motives here! This is a necessity! It’s just a momentary contact of mucous membranes! It’ll be over if the tongue slips in for just a bit!”

… The look she sent me turned unbelievably cold.

Eyes even colder than what she sent to those three boys were falling on me.

“… I never thought Fredricks’ descendent would wind up so… awful. It really is irritating.”

From the Jewel, the Fourth.

『Idiot! Why are you angering her!?』

Even if you tell me that, I can’t really imagine the sort of happenings that lead up to a kiss. We were in the middle of battle, and I was panicked, so failing to explain the crucial portions was my mistake, though.

“No! Listen here, this is my Skill. If we kiss, then a line will be formed, and–”

“Yes, and? Why is it I have to follow your orders? If you’re trying to win through trickery, I’d prefer you think up a better excuse.”

(It’s not an excuse! It’s not, but even I’m beginning to doubt it at this point.)

To make a line between bodies, and allow for ideas to be transferred: Connection.

Isn’t the initial condition too cruel?

The Seventh.

『Lyle, even I can’t follow up whatever you just spewed. You’re the worst. But if you want to look at it from a best Lyle perspective, I have to say, it’s not bad at all.』

The third as well.

『Pick a time and place, why don’t you. Good grief… so we’re all good on having him kiss her in quilin form, right? Now then, it’s restarting. See, she’s coming!』

The aloof Third raised his voice, so I unhanded the Jewel, took the grounded sabre in hand, and cut at her incoming fist.

“It’s not a horn?”

The fist was wrapped in cloth, and my sabre’s edge didn’t slice through. I had a hunch those weren’t normal clothes, but as I thought, they had some sort of special power.

“Oh so you’d prefer being impaled on my horn? In that case…”

She moved to hit her right elbow into my flank, and I tried to jump back to avoid it, but the Fifth screamed out.

『Jump further!』

With those words, not just by a little, I jumped with all my might, to find my clothing torn.

At May’s elbow, the cloth had been penetrated to reveal a large horn.

When it retracted, her clothing wasn’t damaged.

I understood it was a wondrous material, but I was more relieved that my flank hadn’t been cut through.

“I guess it’s no time to hold back.”

When I said that, her eyebrows twitched in response?

“Can you please not joke around? I’m the one holding back over here. If I just wanted you to disappear, it would be over in an instant. You understand that, right?”

I stuck both my sabres into the ground, took the Jewel in my right hand, and plucked it off my neck as if to tear the chain. The chain wrapped around my arm, the silver ornaments expanded, and the giant sword took shape.

Seeing that, May…

“As I thought, that’s no normal gem. You humans have gone and made more bizarre contraptions… but…!”

She leapt right at me.

But this time I matched her, and clashed.

The sword let of sparks as it collided with the horn protruding from her left hand. This time without chipping, the edge remained intact.

When I started attacking on my own, May jumped back as she eluded my swings.

A Skill to temporarily increase one’s abilities several times over.

I used 【Full Burst】 to push her back.

Our standings had changed from before, and I made sure not to let her gain any ground. If she jumped back, I followed, if she tread in, I retreated.

We both swung our weapons of choice as we maintained such a distance. And again the blades met and competed.

“As I thought, you’re similar. You learned from the Fifth, did you? Well so did I!”

Just as she knew my movements, I also knew hers.

Our relation was like pupils under the same master, and after I grasped the characteristics of her weapons, I could fight her normally.

Even if she had the power and the speed, she was just like me in that she didn’t match up to my predecessors. This was probably the limits of her human form.

Impatiently, she let off a pale blue ling of light from her body.

Emitting electricity, she forcefully opened some space between us.

I jumped back.

And before me stood her quilin form.

She kicked the ground, and glared.

“… Now see here, I don’t want to dawdle here too long. I’ll let this end for now. All I need is to get my hands on that Jewel, and I have plenty of time left to spare. Now… don’t disappear on me.”

She raced off through the narrow forest ways, and I put away the large sword to give chase.

She was running in zigzags, but regardless of the size of her build, she could run freely between the trees. All I could say was that she was a veteran of the field. She ran without any collisions, at quite a rate.

Clenching the Jewel as I ran…

“Fifth!”

I called him, found a large tree, and put my back to it.

When I pointed the Jewel in my right hands at May, the Fifth…

『May… wait!』

Those words shouldn’t have reached her, but her body twitched, and she came to a sudden stop. Her hooves gouged out the ground, and stopping a few meters ahead, she tilted her head.

“… Hey, so you could do it all along.”

The Fifth spoke.

『And what were you planning if she didn’t stop!? In the first place, you should’ve met up and discussed this sort of thing beforehand with me, or something like that! Use your head!』

Like a dog restraining itself from a treat before its eyes, May was watching me with heavy breath. But at the same time, she had regained some composure.

“Haha, so you still remember the time you spent together so faithfully. How many decades ago was that.”

And May…

“… To me, they were happy memories. Won’t you refrain from mocking them? But I see. Fredricks wants to protect you, does he? Then I…”

(So she felt the Fifth’s sentiment to protect me?)

When May walked closer, I pressed my clenched fist to her face.

To be more precise, I put the Jewel to her. When I showed her the Jewel in the palm of my hand, she narrowed her eyes.

The Fifth.

『May, don’t attack Lyle anymore. He’s my descendant. So you don’t have to… anymore…』

“Sorry Fredricks. I think I can tell what you’re saying, but your voice won’t reach me. I’m sorry. I only wanted to hear you again. I wanted you to pat my head again. So… I’m sorry.”

She retracted her horn and put her forehead to the Jewel, so I…

“… Continuing on from before. I have a certain Skill. 【Connection】… it’s a Skill that transmits thoughts. The conditions for that are a kiss. If you use me as a medium, you may be able to talk with the Fifth.”

May nodded, and turned her mouth towards me.

Kissing an animal… I thought only a dog would ever lick your mouth. I had a bit of hesitation, but I kissed her.

(Never thought my third kiss would be to an animal… right, come to think of it, Monica took that one. My first kiss, huh?)

That’s what I ended up thinking.

About Yoraikun

A college student who really should be doing something more productive with his time. Also, he can read a bit of Japanese.
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72 Responses to Sevens: Quilin May

  1. Sternav says:

    Thanks!! Still Catching up to the latest chapter.. ^_^❤

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  2. KozuKy says:

    ANOTHER CHAPTER AFTER A FEW HOURS AGAIN!?!?!?!?!?

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

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  3. rourou says:

    first?

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  4. lyle born under the “will be kissing strange thing” star.

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  5. Thyros says:

    And in the end, he kissed her in quilin mode? I was hoping for at least a loli, for Lyle sake…

    Well, that was a good read, thanks

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    • ARandomGuy says:

      It’s annoying how all the intelligent animals in these web novels end up being Louis…

      Take Firo from Tate no yuusha for example

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      • alu says:

        But this one is no loli.
        She was a loli 80 years ago, during the Fifth’s time

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        • xland44 says:

          “But before they noticed it, in the gap between them stood a girl of small build.

          She was a girl severely lacking in a sense of reality.

          Her clothes were of a sort they’d never seen before.

          Her white garments showed off the shoulders and navel. No, it’s just that the spaces around the breast, hip, and down both arms were each covered by a separate piece of fabric.

          The cloth around her chest and wrapped around her hips gave quite a firm definition of her body. Narrow waist, and a protruding bust.

          A small rump at that.”

          Age is unrelated to being a loli, loliness is about physique.

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      • Thyros says:

        Mikazuki from Konjiki no Word Master too… Well, they kind of represent the purity of animals and children? I just woke up, I don’t know

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  6. bazarax says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  7. avnomad says:

    Thank you yorai dono
    But cliffhanger
    TT

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  8. Kairu~ says:

    if monica got the first kiss, may got the third who got the 2nd again?

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  9. atrie94 says:

    third kiss??? okay which one did i miss😄

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  10. ArKain says:

    Welp, bestiality is now added to the list.

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  11. wizard172 says:

    thx yoraikun

    on viridian forest the tall grass
    a wild quilin has appeared
    -lyle use fifth
    -super effective
    -lyle use a pokeball (kiss)
    -gotcha!
    quilin was caught!
    -give a nickname to quilin
    may
    gotta catch em all!!!

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  12. Thanks for the chapter!

    Ugh, what a roundabout way to talking it out…

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  13. machinaforce says:

    Why can’t I hold all these chapter!?!?

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  14. lenyekpenyek says:

    Everyone cannot remember his 2nd kiss was with Novem. Sadly, me too

    Good thing I refreshed and read the other comments before asking.

    Thanks Yoraikun. You’re on a roll with double chapters these few days.

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  15. Dain says:

    Meh… Not as hot as I hoped…

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  16. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    I guess no Mr.Lyle huh?
    *put away popcorn and soft drink*

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  17. Thanks for the chapter~

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  18. yungjeeezy says:

    Thanks for the chapter .D

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  19. necrosis says:

    Now we wait for the hilarious blow back this is going to have on his rep. poor Lyle
    Also I know he is going to have an animal added to his interests now but please don’t give us another battle maniac Aria is too much already

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  20. Thanks for the chapter

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  21. darkmed says:

    I did not remember the 2nd kiss too, thx yoraikun. I’ll just read it again. I’m so curious why I don’t remember it.

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  22. alundric says:

    I got the feeling that the third Lyle skill will be more bizzare condition, like to have xxx or something else. #facepalm

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  23. Hope that the girls wouldn’t suddenly appear when lyle is kissing the quillin..

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  24. So 1st kiss with Poyopoyo, a maid doll.

    2nd kiss with Novem, a mysterious girl suspected of being a superior race.

    3rd kiss with quilin in animal form…

    What’s it with Lyle and his predilection to kiss strange beings?

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  25. goblinrou says:

    I knew it! The kiss was the key to victory!

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  26. awesome says:

    Thanks for the chapter

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  27. That was pretty anti climatic. Thought something more would happen like lyle getting himself impaled for a chance to kiss magical horse girl here but it ended pretty fast. Well can’t wait for feelz moment next chapter and big reveal of whether magical horse girl gona join the harem or be the one that got away.

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  28. diablo says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  29. Thanks for the chapter. I’m guessing people forgot about Lyle’s second kiss being Novem since it lacks the impact of when Monica was given his first kiss, and now Lyle giving his third to May. Looking at it from that angle it’s kind of impossible to remember Novem’s kiss let alone anyone else’s.

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  30. rennass says:

    The 5th was such an hindrance .
    I was hoping Lyle to show the result of his training by beating May down and forcing his kiss on her.
    This way Lyle can gain both bestiality and rapist title not just one.

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  31. ZaX says:

    First an automoton and now a quilin. Lyle is on a roll. Thanks for the chapter

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  32. thank for the update

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  33. alu says:

    “I have a certain Skill. 【Connection】… it’s a Skill that transmits thoughts. The conditions for that are a Skill.”
    I don’t know how it should be, but it sounds redundant.

    “The conditions for that are a Skill.” -> “The condition (to use that skill) is a kiss.” ??

    Delete after use

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  34. waveringwanderer says:

    Now, the question is: When will Lyle kiss a human girl?!
    Monica: Automaton
    Novem: Don’t think she’s human
    May: Sacred Beast
    …………………………

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  35. thunderpace says:

    She said he had Ten skills, but, there are only 7 in the jewel, and Lyle’s 1 makes just 8. Even if you count Connection as another skill, then that’s just 9 skills. Is she counting his locked 3rd stage, or am I misunderstanding something?

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    • manthin says:

      in the previous volume Lyle said that his jewel currently has 23 skills or rather lights, so I presume May can only sense 3 skills of 1st gen another 3 from Lyle and 2nd gen making it 9, and maybe vaguely sensing that there is more (since the way she phrased it made me think she was still counting them). Maybe she recognized one of the 5ths skills in Lyle too, since she knew him, while currently she is unable to sense the skills of other active ancestors.

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      • Alort12 says:

        It’s kinda like that the evolved forms of each skill is accounted as something totally new in the gem. It’s as if each skill of them had 3 forms and each form is accounted as one new skill, so if there are 7 in the gem, each one with 3 skills, it’s a total of 21, plus Lyle’s first and second form of his own skill, thus 23. May, most likely, only felt the skills that they actualy let Lyle have for now, like map, mind and so on, with it’s next stages still locked for him.

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  36. Chronos5884 says:

    WEll now.

    Thanks for the chapter!

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