Chapter 205: At the side of the sleeping priestess

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“…Right. I didn’t meet the Emperor in Gritonia, but I have already met the King of Limia…so I should have known.”
After returning to the guest room that was given to us, a sigh and a reflection leaked out.
My head was heavy as if something was weighing down on it.
It was a sensation as if I had been studying for a long period of time, and I stopped my concentration for a bit.
We did an audience with the Limia king, and had a talk with nobles(that were probably influential).
The moment we came to this country, I was already prepared to have talks with nobles, but in Gritonia, the only ones I met were the princess and the hero, so at a corner of my mind, I thought that maybe I won’t be meeting the king.
It seems like with the excuse of having saved them at Rotsgard, they began an audience as their thanks.
Personally, I wanted to go visit the priestess-san that had suddenly collapsed, but in that part, they politely refused.
I was bothered by it, but I had no choice but to ask Mio and Lime grasp her state.
Thanks to my experience in the audience with the Demon Lord, I was somehow able to overcome it, but the number of nobles that came to talk later were more than I expected, and it made me abnormally tired.
I spoke a bit with prince Joshua,and after that, I thought that Hibiki-senpai had various things to talk about as well, but to my surprise, she didn’t show up.
And there’s also the Hopelace household.
The feudal lord said that he would be waiting for me in the capital, but I had a bad feeling about actually meeting him.
He was calm and told me about the opinions of other nobles, so in the surface, he had a cooperative atmosphere, but…
At times, he directed unpleasant eyes at me.
That’s what I felt.
I don’t think it was my imagination, and I felt like the nobles that were close to him also directed a good amount of those gazes.
There were several times when I felt like they were keeping each other in check, and it might be just as the rumors say that the Limia nobles are ridden in political strifes.
For now, in the talks of today, there was not a single topic about having the Kuzunoha Company placing a store.
There’s plenty possibility that in the Merchant Guild of this country and the nobles there has already been some sort of talk between them. This is the guess of Lime, but I think that’s correct.
“Good work, Waka-sama.” (Mio)
“Good work, Boss.” (Lime)
Mio and Lime; the two of them were in the room and welcomed me.
“I am back~. Senpai was not there, but the talk with the king and the nobles was incredibly tiring.” (Makoto)
“About the priestess that Waka-sama was worried about, it seems like she saw an hallucination because of overwork.” (Mio)
“Yeah, right now there’s nothing wrong and is calmly sleeping.” (Lime)
“So she was tired to the point of seeing hallucinations…a girl as small as that… Senpai must be worried as well.” (Makoto)
I feel like being in the hero party of the Limia Kingdom is a very successful career, but is it an exhausting job?
It seems like Senpai is standing at the frontlines in the war with the demon race, so maybe it is a given.
In this world, kids are working as if it was natural after all.
“Also, a messenger came and said that prince Joshua is waiting for you. It is not urgent, so after you have made your arrangements, he wanted you to tell the people that are at the corridor.” (Lime)
“…Hey Mio.” (Makoto)
“What is it-desu ka?” (Mio)
“About the priestess-san, I feel like she collapsed when she saw you and I though. You didn’t do anything, right?” (Makoto)
“I haven’t done anything-desu wa. In the first place, from all those people, she was the only one that ended up like that, you know? Even if it is me, I wouldn’t go out of my way to target my spell at a small girl.” (Mio)
“…Right, sorry.” (Makoto)
“It is not something to apologize for. In the first place…” (Mio)
“Hm?” (Makoto)
“Waka-sama, Lime, and I haven’t done anything, so the reason should be on the other side. If that girl was trying to do something to us and ended up in that way, even if she is a girl, it just means she got her just desserts. Whatever the case, it is not something that merits Waka-sama to be troubled over.” (Mio)
Mio was laughing gently.
When she is with Tomoe and I, she normally acts emotionally, so this is unusual.
She seems to have a lot of composure, and how to say it, she looks calm.
I felt that in this journey I would be depending on Lime, but Mio’s beginning to look like a dependable person.
The Arkes show remarkable growth, but maybe Mio is like that as well.
I don’t think there will be that many complicated talks and decisions in Limia, but if that time comes, I am happy that there are two people I can rely on.
“That girl might have done something, huh. She is a priestess-san, so does she have a special sense or something, Lime?” (Makoto)
“Somewhat… Uhm…I think she is proficient at seeing the essence of someone when she sees them.” (Lime)
“Essence… more mysterious sounding stuff. From what I saw in her gaze, she didn’t look like she saw my Magic Armor, so is it the type that sees things that other people don’t?” (Makoto)
“…Yeh.” (Lime)
“Maybe I should try asking her when I visit her. It would be bad to make the Prince-sama wait, so I will be leaving soon. Ah, there’s no need to stay house-sitting. It is fine if you just return by evening.” (Makoto)
“If that’s the case, Waka-sama, I will go meet Hibiki-desu wa. I will be asking about the visit to the priestess in detail.” (Mio)
“Mio alone?” (Makoto)
Senpai and Mio.
Even if we are inside the castle, it makes me slightly uneasy.
“Then I will be taking Lime with me. It seems like there was a period of time when he was with Hibiki’s group in Lorel after all. Is it okay? We haven’t confirmed if it’s okay to go outside, so if possible, it would be better to receive permission for it first, and it would be better to take care of the business that can be done within the castle.” (Mio)
“…Yeah, I am counting on you.” (Makoto)
What with this? She is really reliable.
Did Mio evolve?
There was no notice of it.
It is true that we haven’t confirmed if it’s okay to leave outside.
This is bad.
I was thinking that it would be okay since those two can easily go outside without being discovered by the people of the castle.
It should be better to receive permission for going outside in terms of order huh.
I let it slip by.
“Go do it.” (Makoto)
“Yeah, I will.” (Mio)
I still had a sliver of uneasiness in my head, but I leave the room to head to where prince Joshua is, and tell the guards that were standing there about my intentions.
“Well then, let’s go meet Hibiki, Lime.” (Mio)
“Nee-san.” (Lime)
“…What is it?” (Mio)
“What did you do to Chiya? What did you show her?” (Lime)
Lime made up his mind and asked, and Mio who had a gentle smile, narrowed her eyes slightly.
“I didn’t do anything. Nothing at all.” (Mio)
“I reported Tomoe-neesan about the priestess’ eyes. Boss didn’t seem like he knew, but Nee-san should have known, right?” (Lime)
“Yeah.” (Mio)
“‘Yeah’, you say?! Don’t tell me, you intentionally…” (Lime)
“Waka-sama isn’t that good at expressing himself without words after all. Also…even if they learn of my identity, it will only deepen their understanding of Waka-sama. There’s no problem at all-desu yo.” (Mio)
“I-Identity…is it? Don’t tell me you are like Tomoe-neesan, a Superior Dragon?” (Lime)
Cold sweat ran down the face of Lime.
It wasn’t pleasant sweat.
When he was involved with Root and learned of his direct superior Tomoe’s identity, he was proud that he didn’t lose consciousness at that moment.
It was a situation that wouldn’t be strange if he did after all.
“Fufufu, that’s not it, but it is something similar-desu wa. Also, it is fine to just ask Hibiki about what that girl saw. I don’t know what she saw either after all.” (Mio)
“Just what’s Boss, seriously.” (Lime)
Lime began to get interested in what Chiya saw in Raidou and Mio.
Just how will she express what she saw with those abstract words of hers.
“Waka-sama is a gentleman that’s like a cat basking on the sun. With no evil and hostility. That’s only if he is not touched or woken up because of their own convenience, though.” (Mio)
“The reaction of Chiya didn’t seem like she saw a cute cat though. Definitely.” (Lime)
“Then she must have had a stupid expectation. Ah~, I don’t know what power it is, but it would be convenient if all the hyumans had that kind of power.” (Mio)
The gentleness disappeared, and Mio was now showing a smile that made one feel dreadfulness.
“W-Well then, I will contact Hibiki.” (Lime)
“No need. You know where she is, right?” (Mio)
“Eh…yes. I have the information of Hibiki in this, so I can tell.” (Lime)
Saying this, Lime points at the katana at his waist.
Lime had received a katana exclusive for him from Makoto via Tomoe, that has been customized with a variety of abilities.
That’s one of the reasons why he is able to tell the location of Hibiki without the need of investigating.
Lime explains the location of Hibiki to Mio.
It seems like Hibiki is currently in the middle of nursing Chiya.
“This is convenient. Well then, we are going. Let’s go.” (Mio)
“So suddenly?! We should at least send a thought transmission to—” (Lime)
“Ara. For a person that we have trained, given a weapon, repaired it, and even gave her the credit of several achievements, there’s no need to be reserved-desu wa.” (Mio)
“…That’s…it might be true but…” (Lime)
What Mio had listed was all true.
When lining it up again, Lime felt that they have done quite a lot for her.
“I will have Hibiki learn of Waka-sama in the time of our stay. By force, that is.” (Mio)
“Learn of…Boss.” (Lime)
Lime felt something ominous from those words.
His instincts were telling him that it was dangerous.
“Right, first of all, maybe I should have her accompany him when delivering that.” (Mio)
Mio glances at the bag that is lying down at a corner of the room.
“…I have not heard of the details, but if I remember correctly, it is the egg of a dragon, right?” (Lime)
“Yeah, it seems like it is the Waterfall dragon-desu” (Mio)
“I see, the Waterfall dragon, is it.” (Lime)
Lime definitely didn’t understand the meaning of it.
“It is a peace-fool dragon that was defeated by a mere dragon killer, but I will have it be useful.” (Mio)
“…Water fall, Waterfall…dragon…Dragon killer? Hah? Haaah?!” (Lime)
“Hmph~, so it is here. The room where the priestess is sleeping.” (Mio)
Lime was finally able to digest the words of Mio, but he was in the middle of showing several emotions by voicing them out.
Mio had nonchalantly teleported.
It is not the medical room.
It’s the private rooms.
The cleaning was well done, but it was a room that didn’t seem to be used that often.
At a part of that place, there was some sort of religious tool, and one could guess that it is the room of a priest.
“Who’s there?!”
“Hibiki, it is me. It seems like you weren’t present at the time of the audience. Waka-sama was worried, for a variety of reasons.” (Mio)
“Mio…-san. And Lime too. I didn’t invite you, and you didn’t knock either but, what’s going on?” (Hibiki)
“It hasn’t been long enough to say ‘it’s been a long while’, but well, I am glad to see that you are somewhat well, Hibiki. Sorry for coming so suddenly.” (Lime)
“Sorry, you say. Lime, you…” (Hibiki)
“Just how much do you think you owe us, lady? Wash away something as trivial as this without blaming.” (Mio)
“Fuh~. When you bring that, I can’t say anything.” (Hibiki)
In the room of the priestess, the hero Hibiki was there.
The priestess Chiya was lying on the luxurious bed that has a pavilion.
In that big bed, there was only one small bulge.
“It seems like the priestess still hasn’t woken up. Waka-sama was worried about her as well. He said that he wanted to visit her later, so can you please make the time?” (Mio)
“Misumi-kun? But that’s…” (Hibiki)
“He seemed to be worried that maybe he did something to her. Even though your side was the one that did something though.” (Mio)
“…I see. So you heard it from Lime.” (Hibiki)
Lime takes the gaze of Hibiki directly.
He hasn’t promised to not say it or to keep it a secret, so there’s no room to blame him, and when thinking about their relationship, he is someone that she owes a lot to.
When there’s nothing to be ashamed for, it is natural to show a confident attitude.
“It is my job after all.” (Lime)
“Right. I won’t blame you for that.” (Hibiki)
“Also, didn’t you think that we would be coming with a countermeasure for that?” (Lime)
“…Yes. You know of the eyes of Chiya, so I wasn’t expecting much.” (Hibiki)
Slight regret was shown in the eyes of Hibiki.
“Now then, I wonder what this girl saw~. I am looking forward to hearing it.” (Mio)
“You didn’t make a countermeasure?” (Hibiki)
“There was nothing you can see that could trouble us after all. I only thought of it as getting my fortune told for free-desu wa.” (Mio)
Mio says this nonchalantly.
“How sturdy spirited, as always. It is true that I thought you would act more cautiously.” (Hibiki)
“Fufufufu, Hibiki says quite the amusing things-desu wa ne. Ara…” (Mio)
Seeing the expression of Hibiki clouding slightly, Mio shows a wondering expression.
“You wanted to know about Waka-sama and us, right? Then be happier. Thanks to the priestess, you have obtained valuable information, didn’t you?” (Mio)
“Until now, Chiya-chan has seen a variety of people, but she didn’t lose herself as much as now. It might be valuable information, but because my forecast was naive, I have made her experience something painful. I can’t be happy.” (Hibiki)
“I thought that you had become quite skilled at conducting yourself, but it seems like you are soft-hearted when it comes to your comrades, as always. How lukewarm.” (Mio)
“Just this one part, I feel like it is something that I can’t throw away until the last moment. But Mio-san, you call it lukewarm, but it looked like Misumi-kun was also quite soft-hearted towards Mio-san and the others though?” (Hibiki)
She didn’t say that she won’t be able to throw it away, but she objected to Mio’s words, and brings out the subject of Makoto.
It is true that Makoto treats her as an equal, or more like, family.
Hibiki who thinks that if they are talking about soft-hearted, he is one too.
“The standpoint is different. When it is an action befitting of one’s stature, it can’t be called soft-hearted. For Waka-sama, it is a conduct that he has surplus to do, but for you, you are just pointlessly tiptoeing.” (Mio)
“You are going so far as saying that. Can I hear your basis?” (Hibiki)
“That’s something you yourself should learn.” (Mio)
“…Eh?” (Hibiki)
“Lime and I won’t get in the way. Waka-sama wants to go to some lake in Limia because of a job he has been asked to do. Since you have the chance, how about you go guide him? Right, Waka-sama and you are ‘fellow countrymen’, so go together alone.” (Mio)
“?!!” (Hibiki)
“Nee-san…” (Lime)
“Lime, you keep your mouth shut. How about it, Hibiki? If you say you are going to guide Waka-sama by yourself, I think it will be fine to clear all the debts until now.” (Mio)
“…It will depend on the place that he wants to go, but in my side, I can make the time. In the first place, I was thinking about having a long talk with Misumi-kun.” (Hibiki)
The affirming words of Hibiki made the brows of Lime crease.
(And yet, the reason why they didn’t establish a place to talk immediately…was because they placed the talk with the nobles first, to gather information and manipulate the impressions huh. The chances that a number of the nobles asked something of Hibiki are high, and if Hibiki meets with Boss after he has gone through uncomfortable talks, with the positions of Boss and Hibiki… The nursing might have been by chance, but it turned into a good excuse for us. Mio-neesan, Hibiki is not lukewarm. Something that can’t be thrown away until the last moment, is something that can be considered will be thrown away when that moment comes, after all. If you are going to leave Boss and Hibiki alone…I should at least make it possible to grasp the situation. Tomoe-neesan was also bothered by it after all.) (Lime)
“I have set up the table this much, so Hibiki should do something to make sure Waka-sama is able to go to the place he wants to go. No matter where Waka-sama wants to go, you who are a hero, is accompanying him, so it should be easy to convince the people around, right?” (Mio)
“He is a guest that was invited by the Limia Kingdom, but he is only one merchant. There’s places that can’t be entered so…” (Hibiki)
“…Hibiki, Waka-sama was called here to express their gratitude for saving your king and prince, you know? Something like public stance, I actually don’t care about those. If you are going to bring out conditions after I have prepared this much—” (Mio)
“Hibiki, those are not bad conditions, right? Boss is not someone that would cause troubles, and since you are an acquaintance of his, you should know, right?” (Lime)
Lime cuts in.
Because he could somewhat guess what Mio was about to say after that.
Those words would have been way too careless and should not be said. While feeling slightly agitated, he composedly coped with it.
“…Understood. Today would be impossible, so it will be for tomorrow or the day after. I will match the necessity of Misumi-kun, and guide him. It will be only me and Misumi-kun, okay?” (Hibiki)
She confirms with Mio, or more like, she was pushing her desire.
From Hibiki’s impression, Mio hates when other girls approach Makoto.
Even so, Mio was currently proposing them to be in a situation where they are alone.
It would be strange not to suspect anything behind that.
“Of course-desu wa. Waka-sama has been tired lately, so please have him relax. I am leaving it to you, Hibiki.” (Mio)
“Understood. I will do what I can. The girl here is still resting so…” (Hibiki)
“Of course, we have finished our business. Let’s return, Lime. Ah, Hibiki, this is a request with no debt involved. What the priestess saw, please do tell me as well. I am really interested in it after all.” (Mio)
“Got it, Nee-san.” (Lime)
“I have heard it, but I can’t promise anything.” (Hibiki)
Hibiki looks at the place where those two blended and disappeared in the darkness, with a serious expression.
She is scheming something.
She was able to tell at least this much.
She hasn’t told anyone about Makoto who is calling himself Raidou, but she has gotten one lead, and it is true that Hibiki wants information of them to the point of desperation.
But the table has been prepared way too much.
Also, the reaction of Chiya was irregular.
“…Just what in the world did Chiya see? It bothers me as well. If possible, I want to hear about it before guiding Misumi-kun, but…they did tell me that it is best to wait for her to wake up naturally after all…” (Hibiki)
Looking at Chiya sleeping, Hibiki makes a small sigh.
The bad feeling doesn’t disappear.
The chill that has been wrapping around her neck since the moment Chiya collapsed, worried Hibiki.
Lime who had returned to their guest room, made a tired expression in front of Mio.
His appearance of bending his back was pitiful.
“Please spare me, Nee-san. At that rate, Nee-san, you would have said that you would be turning the capital into ashes to none other than Hibiki, right?” (Lime)
“I was slightly…peeved. It would have been fine to just obediently accept the preparations, but she had to go and try to be all sly. As expected, it would have been bad to say that I would be erasing the capital. You have saved me, Lime. I was about to trouble Waka-sama.” (Mio)
“Also, isn’t it bad to leave Hibiki and Boss alone? I have been asked by Tomoe-neesan to—” (Lime)
“Lime.” (Mio)
“Yes, what is it?” (Lime)
“There’s no problem.” (Mio)
An assertion.
“…There’s none?” (Lime)
“Yeah, none at all.” (Mio)
“Under…stood.” (Lime)
(No…choice. I will have to do it stealthily.) (Lime)
Left with no other choice, Lime began to think of a way to check on the state of those two from the shadows.
“If you do something like keep those two in check… I will do something interesting, Lime. Something incredibly interesting.” (Mio)
Lime lost his words.
From the first day in their stay in Limia Kingdom, he already felt dark clouds enveloping him.

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0 thoughts on “Chapter 205: At the side of the sleeping priestess

  1. thanks for the chapter
    “a cat basking on the sun. With no evil”
    How can the spawn of hell be viewed as no evil? cats are devilish

      1. Sorry, I hate to be that guy but “nekomimi cute girl” are like heaven, santa, or my will to live: they are fable, they don’t exist (I know, I too feel pained by that fact).
        it would be like compar care bears and real bear, they are 2 differents thing.

    1. Mio is trying to avoid that. Hibiki is the same as Tomoki just smart enough to hide her ambitions and Mio is telling her “play with hyumans as much as you like but if you hurt waka-sama….”.

      1. I doubt a lot of incomplete info this novel gives but Mio’s objective is quite clear, rather than making everyone try to mess with Kuzunoha to guess their power she’s going to show it to avoid further confrontations.
        Hyumans might think “kuzunoha has a few strong employees so let’s force them into the war” and Mio is trying to change it into “if we anger them we will be exterminated”, in a way she is closer to a peaceful solution than Tomoe.

      2. That’s obvious !
        And she’s trying to do that through a confrontation with Bitchiki, or at least by putting her in a situation where she’ll see part of MC-chan’s power.

  2. Thanks for the chapter reigokai-sensei…
    Well done mio… Show them what they got trying to play tricky
    No plan its good…
    Well i want to comment in the previous chapter but it so fast update, well it’s so good i think. so i will just comment in here…
    Really im afraid with makoto follower, it make me shiver…
    Sorry bad at english, just otodidak learning

  3. Every time he practices with the bow his power gets stronger. When he met the girl outside the town and she took off like a bat out of hell, he isn’t thinking about that at all. It’s been a while and his coat, the 13 rings to help draw off some of his power; shouldn’t be enough.He’s been increasing his powers for a while and it was probably a whole army of Demon Lords, she saw. We all know what she saw when she looked at Mio. That alone would scare the hell out of her.

  4. HAHAHAHAHA! Thank you very much Reigo-chaaaaaan!
    1- Man, Hopeless reaaaally doesn’t learn, huh? lol I hope Makoto convinces Limia’s king to punish that household;
    2- BWAHAHAHA! Attack on Chiya right at arrival?! XDDDDD And I thought it would take a while! Lime got trolled by Mio!
    3- Btw, good intervention from Lime during the talk with Hibiki! I expect much from her this arc! Fufufufufu…

  5. Dammit senpai, you posted two in one night and I didn’t notice? Thanks for the chapter anyway, it gets closer to something interesting. Besides, it’s my fault that I didn’t notice.

  6. A double chapter day is a great day. Thanks Reigokai.
    I’m curious what Mio is expecting by sending Makoto and Hibiki off alone together. Other than having her realise the difference in power that is. Does she just want Hibiki to understand that he’s not someone she can afford to poke and prod for her own convenience?
    Plus we have Makoto’s prejudice against hyumans too. Is that going to come up if they talk? Before they just spoke about home while Hibiki led him to reveal everything he’d done since arriving in that world. Their intentions towards the people of that world shouldn’t have come up yet. Hibiki will be disturbed that he doesn’t care what happens to most hyumans save for a select few, while he would be bothered by her placing the hyumans first and tolerating demi-human discrimination until it’s more convenient to change the hyuman’s opinions of it. Are they going to end up clashing with each other on their trip? That would make things more interesting. Especially if Hibiki’s true nature is revealed in the process. I want to see how he’ll deal with it.
    I’d like it if his prejudice against hyumans is cured though. Sure, plenty of them aren’t worth shit and hyumans like the one who went crazy in Asora deserve to die. But he needs to remember that his own parents are hyuman too. I was a little bothered when he thought about Amelia going to Gritonia and becoming Tomoki’s slave without any concern, as though it didn’t matter if someone he knew and had taught would be brainwashed into a puppet. The fact that even with the students who respect and admire him, following his teaching loyally, he still seems to feel that what they do is their own business, and even if they die somewhere it’s their own problem, is a bit much. They haven’t done anything to deserve that. I understand why he turned out that way. Since he wanted to get along with hyumans, only for some of them to lash out and attack his people for no reason with spewing bigoted words to the end, and even with him killing for the first time with his own hands to deal with it. It’d be strange if he hadn’t developed issues with hyumans after that. I just hope he at least realises what he’s doing.

    1. Rather than discrimination I call it indifference. Makoto doesn’t hate hyumans, he doesn’t give a single fuck about them and that can be cured.Unlike Hibiki (demons) he doesn’t hate hyumans but has enough traumatic events with them to be distant but that relationship can be mended and I hope the trap princess helps with that, I love her character.

      1. @Surien
        I think it’s mutual, hyumans see Makoto as ugly and therefore lack interest in him. Makoto is at least able to keep cordial relationships with quite a number of hyumans, that’s impossible for Hibiki.
        Hyumans are showing interest in Kuzunoha because of their power but few people showed interest in Makoto himself even Hibiki, she was thinking ways to use him and kill him during their first contact so his lack of interest in hyumans is mutual and understandable.

      2. Not arguing, but discrimination is defined as giving one group better or worse treatment based on a factor such as gender, age, race, etc. So the fact that he ONLY treat hyumans with indifference no matter what they do, good or bad, while treating other races normally, can’t be called anything but discrimination.
        If someone is kind and generous with white people, but treats people of any other skin tone as if they don’t matter, then what do you call that if not racism? It’s the same thing.

    2. Your definition is mostly correct but you are forgetting three things:
      –Even if Makoto personally likes demons, he isn’t joining them and will only act as a neutral party.
      –The hyumans Makoto like are closer to humans on Earth (Zara family,princess…) than the beauty obsessed normal hyumans.
      –His attitude is perceived as problematic among his subordinates so they are probably going to confront him later on.
      This makes me think Makoto simply hates Bug and her religion rather than hyumans themselves.

      1. If it was just those points then you might be right, but you aren’t touching on the main thing I mentioned. How he treats his students. They’re all hard working individuals that are more like the humans back home rather than the hyumans that can’t do anything with their own efforts and just rely on the blessings of the goddess to save them. They’re putting in all the effort and doing their best to answer his expectations and while it’s true he’s teaching them as a job, in normal human relationships there would be some affection developing over time, even if it was just as a teacher warmly looking over his students and watching them grow, having expectations of the, that kind of thing. Yet aside from the Rembrant sisters who are connected to Rembrant, he cuts himself of from any personal attachment to them and keeps himself detached and distant from them, simply doing his job to teach them. He otherwise acts as if what happens to them after he’s done teaching them has nothing to do with him, that even if they die or get brainwashed it’s someone else problem. Even when Shiki said he could have any of them erased if they become a problem after joining the company, he just casually thought how harsh Shiki is, but didn’t say a single word to show it upset him. The fact that he treats Rembrant as someone he cares about and is indebted to and even couldn’t send him to the guild during the Festival attack without summoned mist lizards to protect them, yet the students he’s spent months teaching, seeing their struggles and earnest efforts to meet his standards, pouring all that time and effort into them, only to maintain indifference and disinterest outside his professional duties, deliberately not even asking about their personal circumstances when Shiki hinted that he knew, not caring whether they join the company or not beyond whether their talent might benefit them, it’s a big difference in treatment. For me it’s the biggest evidence that while his good will towards the hyumans he befriended before the incident with the adventurers in Asora happened remains, after that incident he is unconsciously rejecting any emotional attachment to any hyuman he’s gotten involved with since. He originally was eager to enter hyuman territory and forge relations with the, it was even one of the main reasons he created Kuzunoha, so when hyumans he allowed into Asora turned on them out of petty greed and bigotry, injuring many of his people and killing one of the orcs, he almost certainly felt betrayed. It would be strange if it hasn’t coloued his views towards hyumans since. When he got involved with Rembrant and saw what had been done to his family, he was quite disgusted, getting personally involved and even deciding to have the company focus on medicine and researching cures to Curse diseases. Yet after that incident, he acts like whatever suffering hyumans are going through has nothing to do with him. Even helping Ruria in the street was more due to curiousity about her expression, and even once he knew what she and her sister had been through he didn’t feel especially sympathetic beyond a little pity. He only saw Ruria regulalry after that since she was working in a restaurant with japanese like food, since he hadn’t even intended to go see her after that. Even getting involved with Eva was due to her working in the library and having knowledge he wanted. Finally making a deal with them was mainly for the sake of his own plan, rather than compassion for their circumstances. No matter how much he deals with hyumans like the sisters and students, he never crosses the line and develops any emotional attachment to them. He never lets them get close enough to hurt him.
        It’s already been hinted that Makoto is the type who doesn’t comment on his own pain and emotional damage, generally convincing himself he doesn’t feel anything in the first place. And I’m quite sure he is putting up a wall between him and them, and the only reason that makes sense is because they’re hyuman.
        And while he is staying neutral to the demons, he very nearly did decide to join them and we even got to see an alternate future where he did. Until they also betrayed the trust he had in them, when he was convinced they had backed off during the festival as he asked, the attack happened. That was what changed his mind, and while he didn’t take any damage from that and therefore it isn’t quite as bad as his treatment of hyumans, he’s taking a bit of distance from them too.

      2. Your lengthy comment doesn’t refute my point, Makoto certainly keeps a wall between him and hyumans and will probably need some scolding from his followers but only to a “think about them a bit more” point.
        Makoto should be kinder to his students and that’s the exact same thing Shiki and Tomoe discussed and called “discrimination” note the quote marks, it’s not outright bigotry but distrust and slight dislike towards hyumans.

  7. Oy, oy These two chapters are great !
    Of course seeing MC-chan wrecking dragons and giants is fun, but chapters building psychological material to his followers are awesome !
    Sentences like : “Just how much do you think you owe us, lady? Wash away something as trivial as this without blaming.” or “If you do something like keep those two in check… I will do something interesting, Lime. Something incredibly interesting” That Spider is going up in my ranking !! AHAHAHAHAHAHAH !
    Though it would be interesting to see what that Spider would do, stay still and shut up, Spy-sama !
    But, what kind of situations would make MC-chan show his might ?
    Also, what will come first, that Chibi awakening or Bitchiki’s realization ?
    Whaa ! I’m so impatient !
    Well, watching burning ships with a bottle of sake sure is a good show~ Bye, Snake x MC-chan !
    Thanks for your work !

  8. Mio, what on the world did you exposed toward the priestess?

    Anyway, the cliff-hanger is still annoying as always. Looking forward to what the Priestess see in Mio and Raidou/ Makoto, though.
    And thanks fot the double release. But do please not overload your PC like last time.

  9. i remembered when makoto asked to his followers how they see him, and they said that he look like a bunch of demon lord’s soudenly appering, now that the time past, he has been like, recruiting new demon lord’s for the image like, i could imagine like, y see a sea of demon lord’s all laughting, sooo, it should be soooooooooo scary that faint was the better option, (if i where in the shoes os the priestess i whould have fainted standing)
    Thanks Reigo sensei for the chapter

  10. whooooo. when you thought reigo-sama gave you 2 chaps so you can avoid a cliff, then you fell into an abyss lol. savage

  11. Thanks Reigokai-san.
    I’m late again. Got awfully sick, again, but your surprise release cheer me up.
    I guess I can stand the pain now after reading this Mio-centered chapter.

      1. Yeah. Oil leak.
        Duct tape seems to be the (cheapest) answer.. but many should I use?
        *takes out banana*

  12. Lime: “What should we do if Truck-san ever tries to hit the boss?”
    Mio: “Oh, I have a splendid countermeasure for that.”
    Lime: “You’ve a plan? That’s reassuring!”
    Mio: “Yes. We will just let it hit waka-sama head-on. Perhaps it will learn the futility from the experience.”
    Lime: “…”

    1. I think that makoto would actually be reincarnated.
      And i actually likes tomoe more than mio because of this.

      1. Walking Nuke… isn’t Tomoki has the privilage of it ?
        Makoto will be walking Tsar bomb then !
        And that’s reminds me, who is giving away the additional power to reincarnator ? He/she still haven’t make additional appearance until this point.

  13. I have no idea how it’s gonna turn out, but it would be hilarious if she explained that she saw Mio’s true form while Mio was off to the side. Chiya wouldn’t notice at first though.
    Chiya: Oh it was terrible!!! It was the apocalypse spider, roaring in defiance, preparing to devour us all!!! And the other one!!! Just a huge mass of power!!! Threatening to smother us all, to drown us to death in it’s power!!!
    Mio: Oh! So you saw that huh? Oh how embarrassed I am to have my dark days seen. Oh, if it wasn’t for Waka-sama, I might have spent forever just roaming the wastes, devouring everything in my path, never stopping to taste the food I was eating! Oh Waka-sama is the greatest, giving me a feast like no other, finally sating my hunger, and allowing me the chance to notice the flavors they take!!! Oh Waka-sama… *sighs like a lovestruck schoolgirl*
    Everyone else: o_O………. X_X *faints on the spot*

  14. Mio……. I never thought you can use your brain to scheme…… You’ve grown girl. Ah, I will miss the Mio who only use her stomach and feeling to think. Thanks for the chapter desu~

    1. She still use stomach for brain though ?
      I bet she only plans to show off her waka-sama power and demolish anything that dare to deny him…. in other words bruteforcing everything, it works everytime if you know you have absolute powers to trample the others.

      1. @coatl45. it’s certainly extreme, but how Makoto brain works is also “extreme”, so…
        @Spyda. Sorry, i don’t know either, i just took from FB page, they didn’t put the source too. I can’t find the exact source too, but maybe you can try “Goth”.

    1. Makoto’s elder sisters were born on Earth. As such, it’s impossible for him to have been conceived before they arrive on Earth. Also, several years had passed between the love incident with the demon and the world transfer of Makoto’s parents to Earth. So Makoto’s sisters are also not half-hyuman.

      1. I think what they meant was that Makoto’s mom cheated with a human on earth.
        Personally, I don’t find it likely, but that’s due to my own interpretation of that side story.

      2. *Since this is from a side story, and it is already translated, I consider it non spoiler*
        Oh, the agony of facing NTR.
        The goddess offers to reset everything or purge it from everyone memories, they refuse. THAT I don’t understand why.

      3. No bro, the NTR incident happens before they made the ’12 trials’ promise with the Goddess. You see, after the (would be Makoto’s) mother’s NTR, they seek the Goddess for help to traverse worlds. (Like, fcuk it all, let’s leave everything and move somewhere else). The Goddess gave them ’12 trials’ which she tought would be impossible for any hyuman to clear, as to break their will/spirit (so they can’t/don’t want to leave her world). She already propose to reset time or make people forget all about it. For whatever reason there was, she wants them to stay, but still give them freedom of choice… WHY??
        … *fast forward a little* …
        They did clear the 12 trials anyway, which clearly shows their undying intention to travel the world. They just… want to leave the Goddess’ world (leave that trashy place, I understand) without people forgetting about them, … or the NTR incident that tarnish their reputation (WHY??) … all because Makoto’s mother don’t regret her actions and that she said she truly loves that damn demon (who took her viginity only to expose, flaunt and provoke the would be Makoto’s father.)
        Ugh, this chapter makes my gears grinds with RAAAAGEE !!!
        Also. Makoto is truly his parent’s child. Not half-something something. A pure blooded hyuman. So does his sisters. There’s no child between his mother and that demon. But… who knows about his oldest sister (the eldest child)? We’ll never know.
        The chapter pisses me off, for obvious reasons:
        1. the mother’s NTR, (forgivable, depends on the reader)
        2. that DAMN demon of course, and
        3. why I agree with the Goddess proposal while knowing her bad side and hating her? WHY???
        I don’t know myself anymore. Confused and it’s complicated (love-hate relationship).
        God, help me. I don’t understand WHY the author choose to explain the backstory of Makoto’s parents this way. WHY they want to leave the world. Are they cowards? WHY the Goddess wants them to stay and still kindly give them choices.
        And, God, I don’t want to ‘like’ the Goddess even a bit.
        Why are you turning me into tsundereeee !!?

        1. I think the reason they don’t want to make the memory wipe is because, where they stand at that point in their resolve, to still be together and love each other to face any challanges is also influenced by the incident. And they didn’t went looking for the Goddes she was interested in them and when she saw them running away she tried to discourage them from it. She admited that she indeed loved the demon, thats why she did the deed with him, but it also stated that she never stoped loving Karas and the fact that he still wants to be with her and forgave the indiscration means that mutch to her. (Well the last part is more my wishfull thinking that any thing else)

        2. That’s a major takeaway from that chapter, really.
          The goddess is completely unable to comprehend why anyone would want to leave her seemingly perfect world. Considering her narcissistic mentality, she literally can’t see anything wrong with her world. Not to mention to abandon her world is the same as abandoning her, so she’s genuinely hurt by it(though she reacts to it with the maturity and understanding of a child).
          She gave them those trials to deter them, and offered alternative solutions to try to change their wish. The bottom line is that she doesn’t want them to leave.

      4. I personally hate NTR (trauma). Never want to see it in my favourite manga/novels. Well, it’s only my biased view and depending on the reader, it may be nothing at all. That’s why I said it’s forgivable. I also agree that the story is more about love that prevails between the hyuman couple. The strength of their relationship.
        Though what I don’t understand is WHY the author choose NTR as the catalyst for world transfer? Also, it is as though Makoto’s parents are cowards (as I see it), running to another world just for that one incident and not standing up for their love.
        WHY the Goddess is showns as ‘a little bit’ nice in the story? This hit me the hardest as I don’t want to like her at all (after all I said about the bug). Feels like… the author slyly change me into a tsundere reader. And I don’t even like tsundere characters before.
        B.. b.. baka!

        1. Well if your really don’t want to like the Goddes, you can just focus in the bad as+ect of her that come to ligth in the extra, like the fact that even though ahe also created the demons she banquished them to the tundras, while giving all the fertile lands to the hymans that are her favorites. Or the fact that she was only whiling to help Makoto parents because she already had a prior script detailed for them and then leaving her place is not included.

        2. Yeah, I really hate NTR as well. Oddly enough, that’s probably why I have such an easier time swallowing it than most of the other readers seem to.
          I’ll admit that this is far-reaching enough for it to enter “Bullshit Literature Interpretations” territory, but if I think it could be argued that this event was created partly to have a situation extreme enough to warrant running off to another world and partly as an interesting connection to Makoto.
          For the first part, it’s pretty much because they couldn’t stand up to the entirety of Bug’s world that they wanted to escape it to preserve their love. Hyumans condemned them, Demons were the cause of the problem, and they had to cut all ties with everything to be together. I assume there’s probably even more details we didn’t get featuring the hyumans being trash and abusing the two of them.
          For the second part…well, think about it. Makoto’s origin comes from two high ranking hyumans that were condemned by their society. If we’re tracing bloodlines, he’s technically nobility. A Demon plot tried to split his parents apart, deeply affecting the circumstances of his birth. Also, his parents were practically the cause for the Demon’s invasion, considering that their departure was what caused the goddess to sleep. Taking her actions towards him at the start into account and Makoto becomes the personification of an unwanted child that gets cast out and returns a self-made man.

      5. I am no fun of netorare or netori genres.
        Cheating, affairs, falling in love with someone other than your spouse, and so on and so forth, are things that happen.
        And considering how eager people are for main characters to fuck everything that moves, i find it rather annoying how fast people are to whine when some woman in a story is not a complete saint.
        The affair was a thing that happened, Makoto’s parents patched things up, it’s done, it’s over, it’s history, a minor anecdote about the past.
        Makoto’s parents did not want to live a lie, or deal with the hyuman society or the goddess, so they left.

        1. Well said.
          It’s a slightly uncomfortable event, so I can see why people might have trouble with it, but I consider it a foundation for a relationship probably better than a lot of what normal hyumans have.

          1. And we also need to remember that polygamy is legal and done a lot in this world(the Goddess’s). It has already been stated that women with lots of influence(such as what Makoto’s mother used to be, a Saint) usually had many husbands, and the same goes for men of influence having many wives. As such, the only crime here was that the other harem member was a demon. As such, from their point of view, romantically loving more than one person at the same time can be perceived as normal.

      6. @ J4n1, yeah at least his parents choose to get out of that joke-of-a-world that the Goddess controls. On Earth they turned weak but in the end becomes quite the successful people (and that is purely with their own effort, not by the Goddess blessings).
        *Mio is best girl, second best spider*

      7. @sancturillore
        that was my exact comment in that side chapter. people forgot the fact that polygamy on both sexes is allowed in the bug’s world. the only seemingly wrong thing the mother did is the other partner was a demon

  15. “Sakai is what came from that seed. However, it is very limited, as noted by Athena during their spar. The rest of the seed fused with Tomoe’s Asora. My theory is that Asora is not a world, but a moon. It reflects the original world Makoto was in in form, just as the moon does the sun’s light. A reflected image can be seen as a form of illusion, as it’s not actually there, so it melded well with her illusion ability. Also it changes depending on where Makoto leaves the gates, as if it were orbiting or following him.”
    some dude share this in the forums and could somebody say whats wrong with this theory, cause I cant find anything wrong.

  16. Does the MC continue to ignore all the females around him? This isn’t close to being realistic. A normal 16 year old would most likely go for it. I noticed in quite a few manga that they make the MC as an immature virgin and basically placed into a harem situation.So far,he hasn’t so much as looked at a female with interest.

        1. Hey, it fits with her desire to not want Makoto to have children with her precious hyumans.
          Then again, it’s not like it fits perfectly, since apparently one version of Makoto actually started relationships with his followers.

      1. Just thinking that there are multiple versions would mean that it is possible that some actually fell in in love with the bug goddess

    1. I think that’s because makoto has some emotional issues he lacks a lot of emotions, what is one of the reasons tomoe choose what tell and not tell him, and why almost all makotos from other universes kills a lot of people, the author time and time show this side of him, first time if I’m not mistaken was in the fight with mio, and in the fight with athena she even told that was like she was fighting a machine because he had no emotion. So you can’t consider him a normal teenager after all this, probably his lack of sex drive is the same.

    2. About Makoto in the SS of his Ane she says he was like a showa man that s why he cant acept a move from the woman but he will be the one going for it if he have felings for her, she told as well that a agressive woman could make him change of mind so i think that is a flag for Mio to take with time.
      There is a few WN that the MC most of the story dont acept the feling of the woman but in the end he acept the felings of the best waifu(i will not give example for avoid spoilers)
      He went to look for a woman to the brothels but was forcefully returned by Tomoe and Mio and even ask him to embrace them.

  17. Wow. 17 sponsored chapters to do Rei. That is a lot. Just do what you can, your best, don’t push yourself too hard.
    In case you need some inspiration, just look at the picture below and you will get whatever missing/forgotten vocabulary that you’re looking for.
    Thank me later.

  18. Only took 200 chapters but it’s finally happening, keeping a low profile is only meaningful when you’re on nobody’s radar and now that every single country is calling for Makoto, posing as a weakling would only invite idiots like Tomoki to annoy him.
    I approve of Mio’s plan to get Makoto some recognition, who the hell do think you’re messing with?

  19. Quite the balance in followers Makoto has
    Tomoe, thinking and planning about the far future
    Shiki,mostly planning for the present
    And Mio YOLOSWAGGING without a care in the world.

  20. i’ll tell it flatly, i hate mio, she’s fucking stupid and too tunel visioned, she could actlually bring more trouble and harm than anything else, should just get ride of her or keep her on a leash

  21. Having re read lots of somoe parts, i must say that Hibiki is really a manipulative person, here shows clearly part of it, she speaks to mio when she calls her being lukewarm, that she is like that for her companions FOR NOW, Lime clearly says it, it means she would betray others if she had to, if it were the most rewarding option to take, also, tried to manipulate makoto using her state as a person he kept some admiration from Japan, where she used the common nobles to strain makoto and stress him to later have him relax with a peptalk with her, making it easier to force him to slip up and all, the good thing about that is that chiya distress and falling unconcious threw her off, this, plus other stuff from before, aand later, shows how much of a bitch she is, i say bitch since it reminds me of Witch from Tate no Yuusha, who manipulated others, tho hibiki does it more subtly some times, also, thanks to makoto being in a stge even higher than her, keeps him from being affected too much, since it gives him a detachment from the problems, tho, i say in a future, kaleneon would be pivotal point of him involving, aside from the Aion thing, from the world war

    1. Wait, was Hibiki behind those nobles attacks? Rather, if she was, was it to agitate Makoto for smoother conversations later? My impression was that most of that was Princess Joshua doing a bit of cleansing with Kuzunoha as the bait.
      Comparing Hibiki to Witch seems kinda harsh, though I guess the techniques they use aren’t too different. Whether or not it’s actually a good thing, I see most of what Hibiki does as something “for the greater good” and most problems being her lacking perspective and excessively clinging to her role as “Hero”.

      1. Nah, Hibiki didn’t plan that harrasement, in a roundbout way she migth be the cause but it was never her intention or desire for such a situation to transpire. The harrasment from the nobles wasn’t more hat a father wanting some semblence of revange from the death of his favorite child. The only fault of hibiki there is that said child got infuated with her ideas and his blindness caused him to missplace rencor on Makoto that ultimatly leaded to his own downfall.

  22. I like how Mio is just broke the usual anime trope where the character ‘accidentally’ found out something. Mio is just like “Yo guys! I’m that black spider that wreck you hard, also my Boss is like at least 10 times stronger than you.”

  23. Yeah, Hibiki is, is… a hypocrite? She is someone that really befit the title of hero but at the same time no, she’s to scheming to truly be a hero, to decisive to accomplish his objetives to the point of contradict morals and what she say. This is not bad, honestly, but considered that the history is centered in the side of Makoto this is bad, at the same time that I consider her a good character I also think of her a odious, a hypocrite I think is the best word to call her.

  24. People are way too hard on Hibiki imo. She’s a bit of a frog in the well, but I think she’s absolutely redeemable still. The other hero though, screw that guy, target for extermination only.

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