System Change

Chapter 59: Whos That Pok…?

ward, through one of the ripples Derek could always see. She instantly appeared next to the corpse and began tearing into its flesh.

Looks like I dont need to ask to see what those two extra skills do. Im a little jealous at her ability to shift instantaneously, though, I think my Void Shift would be better during a real fight. He looked over at Bronson who had also witnessed her actions. The poor man was visibly shuddering. A hint of fear showing in his eyes. But the fear was not directed at Silvi. No, he must have already put together that the bunny had a portion of Dereks stats and abilities. If a fraction of his stats could allow a monster to do what Silvi had just done, then what about the man himself?

At that time, Silvi began complaining.Disgusting. Terrible taste. Needs more flavor. You cook it. Like you did all those other times. She commanded.

‘Cook it yourself. Youre smart enough now. He replied.

‘Cant cook. No thumbs. Dumb human.

Derek had turned his head back to his new companion while they were communicating. At her last thought, she raised a paw up, as if showing that she would not be able to cook the meat. He chuckled at that.Well, Im sure you could figure something out. Too bad we cant get you the cooking skill. Maybe you could learn a way to cook with your paws. At that thought, a notification popped up.

Would you like to teach your beast companion (Silvi) the skill Cooking?

Note: 2 Skill points will be consumed upon teaching the skill.

Derek stared at the message for some time. I guess it takes double the amount of skill points to teach a general skill. Fuck it. I have 16 skill points. Yes. Derek thought, watching Silvi all the while.

Congratulations

Your beast companion (Silvi) has learned the Cooking skill.

Skill Points Remaining: 14

‘This? Me… Cooking? Silvis thoughts and questions raced through Dereks mind. With every skill he had learned, Derek was able to have a basic feeling and understanding of what to do. He hoped that it would be the same with this skill.

‘Need fire. Human, make fire. I will cook. Derek laughed at the bunnys commands and gathered a small amount of dried wood. As the forest had been rather dried up from the disease, it was easy to find easily burnable wood. He placed the wood close by and, using Chain Lightning caused a fire to erupt.

Derek watched as Silvi did her best at cooking a boar. The butchering process was both disgusting and hilarious. She even tried to use a spit in the beginning, but failed. She ended up cooking the boar directly on the fire. Finally, after she got the boar to startcooking, she sent out a thought asking for seasoning. Derek had already written the experiment off as a failure, but he suspected that the bunny would continue down this road.

Finally, the show was over and his companion began digging in.Delicious. Much better. Human, want some? Derek was actually touched that she was offering him some of her hard work. Disgusted, but touched.Pay. You give storage ring. I give meat.

‘Its fine. I dont need any meat. Ill get you a storage ring later, though. Just not now. If this was going to be his constant travel companion, he might as well go all out.

Derek looked back at Bronson who had been watching the scene quietly in rapt attention. “Hey, Bronson.” Derek asked.

“Huh?” Bronson came to and shook his head. “Yes?”

“How much for one of the storage rings? Im running low, I gave my extra one to that kid in the village.” Derek asked.

“I cant sell them. You will have to ask the master once we return to Torith.”

“Figured as much.” Derek said. He watched Bronson, who looked like he was hesitating to say something. “Is there anything you need?”

After some hesitation, Bronson spoke. “This beast. Did it just try to cook?”

“Hmm? Oh, yeah. I had cooked some food for her earlier and she really enjoyed it. She wanted me to cook the boar, but I refused. I got her the Cooking skill and told her to try it herself.” Derek motioned to the mess in front of them. “This is the result.”

“You spent two skill points to teach a beast the Cooking skill?” Bronson shook his head. “Nevermind, dont answer that. Of course you did.” He paused. “Why do you need another storage ring?” He asked.

“She asked if she could have one, so I decided to get her one.” Derek said. Bronson stared, speechless. “What?” Derek asked.

“Im beginning to wonder if I should have become your contracted beast instead.” Bronson answered without thinking. When he realized what he had said out loud, his face began to turn red in embarrassment. He quickly changed the subject. “Well, its late, dont you think we should be getting back to the village?”

Derek looked up at the darkening sky. “Youre right. Lets go.” He said, then he communicated to Silvi.Come on. There are some people that I need to introduce you to. With that, Derek put out the fire, and the three made their way back to the village.

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