“High School Boys and Indoor Adventures 2” is the 38th chapter of the manga.
A short recap of the previous adventure shows that Tadakuni and his group (all names listed) are now face to face with an unknown person. This person (Hidenori) stares them down before requesting the heroes to help save his/her child who was abducted by the demon king. Tadakuni is shocked. The Captain says they can’t ignore someone in need, but Tadakuni has already forgotten who she is and questions her identity.
Hidenori uses an altogether new voice to inform them that the child is being held captive on the east island. Tadakuni asks him who he is and he answers ‘Jack’. Agitated, Tadakuni points out that there was nobody named Jack in the group and asks him to sort his characters out. Jack sorts it out by punching him in the gut.
The Captain ignores Tadakuni’s plight and announces that they’ve reached the harbour. An official (Hidenori) tells her that they require a permit from the west village to go seafaring. The group heads there, where another official (Hidenori again) strikes a deal with them to give them the permit if they defeat the dragon living in the northern mountains.
On this detour, Tadakuni sighs that the route to rescue the child was far too roundabout. Markovich and another group member tell him that that’s what makes RPGs fun, but Tadakuni is unable to figure out who they are. The Captain and the bath house manager say they’ve reached the dangerous-looking north mountain, but Tadakuni has no idea what’s happening.
Tadakuni’s younger sister enters the house. Reacting to her footsteps, Hidenori and Yoshitake yell in unison that the demon lord is near. They tell Tadakuni it’s the last battle, waving away his objection that the child was yet to be rescued. Bursting into the corridor, the two confront Tadakuni’s sister, telling the demon lord to repent for its sins.
They prepare to attack, but she easily brings them to their knees with a hand each. Struggling in pain, they ask Tadakuni for help. He asks them if he should save their progress right there and they agree with the idea.
In order of appearance:
- Hidenori mistakenly adds Jack to the character roster in this chapter. However, the recap at the beginning also includes Jack, despite him not being present in the previous chapter.