[Maggot's Nest Ruins]

Kazuma is positively dumbfounded by the situation. It just seems horribly surreal somehow. It... doesn't make any sense. Well, the reptile-like creature didn't, anyway.

Something in the back of his head yelled "ALARM". Contact with this strange creature could cause all sorts of things, but he had no idea what they could be. Just in case, he reached for the creature's hands with his covered by the sleeve of his shihakusho and lightly shook his head.

That female prisoner though... she feels even more out of place than the creature.

"Calm down, ma'am. If you're hurt, I can take you to the 4th's medical care."