WM – Chapter 15: Takatsuki Makoto gets the Goddess’s divine protection

I am dreaming.

I am in a space of nothing.

How many times is this now? I am already getting used to this sight.

But this time around it was a little different.

“……”

The Goddess that normally welcomed me with a smile had her hands on her waist and glaring at me.

Uhm, are you angry?

“Hey.” (Noah)

Noah-sama’s voice is cold.

“Do you remember what was the first thing I asked of you?” (Noah)

“Uhm…” (Makoto)

If I remember correctly…

“Get strong?” (Makoto)

“Right.” (Noah)

The face of a squinting Goddess-sama is pretty nice.

“Idiot.” (Noah)

She retorted to my heart’s mutter.

“Remember what I said next?” (Noah)

“Ah, yes yes.” (Makoto)

Good luck, right?

Ah, before that, she told me she had high hopes for me.

“You don’t remember!” (Noah)

Goddess-sama flails her arms and goes ‘kiiih!’.

“I told you that you are my only believer, so I wouldn’t forgive you if you died!” (Noah)

“Aah.” (Makoto)

Right right. Eh?

“…Could it be…” (Makoto)

I could feel the blood draining from my face.

“I…am dead?” (Makoto)

“Haah, you really push yourself too hard.” (Noah)

Noah-sama snaps her fingers and a monitor appears in midair.

“Here, look.” (Noah)

That magic is cool.

That monitor is showing the state of everyone.

“Right now your priest friend is doing her best in healing you.” (Noah)

“Makoto! Hey! Makoto, are you okay?!” (Lucy)

“Lucy! Calm down. He has lost consciousness, but he is still breathing. First we need to provide emergency treatment, and head to a hospital immediately.” (Emily)

“Makoto, don’t die! We are arriving to the city real soon!!” (Jean)

Jean is carrying me, and Emily is casting healing magic on me.

Lucy seems to be panicking quite a lot.

I am sorry, everyone. Making you guys worry like this.

“It was thanks to you that the Griffon was defeated, so of course they would get desperate to save the one who saved them.” (Noah)

I see. At any rate, I am glad everyone is okay.

“Noah-sama, I am sorry. I was way too reckless today. I was about to die there.” (Makoto)

“You really are an idiot. Today’s injuries normally would have killed you!” (Noah)

“Eh?!” (Makoto)

What do you mean by that?

“Look at this.” (Noah)

Noah-sama showed me a Soul Book.

“Wait, isn’t that mine? Please don’t take it without my permission.” (Makoto)

“That much should be okay. We are buddies here, right? More importantly, look at this.” (Noah)

She wraps her arms around my shoulders and pulls me close.

Wait, too close.

“Now now, look.” (Noah)

Goddess-sama sticks even closer.

I look at the Soul Book while activating [Clear Mind].

Goddess Noah’s Divine Protection.

Those words were added.

“This is…” (Makoto)

“Huhum, you did it, Makoto! Thanks to your everyday prayers, you managed to gain a divine protection! Thanks to that, you were able to resist the attack of the Griffon and the fire magic.” (Noah)

When you get the divine protection of a Goddess, the believer gets a strong power, and there’s times when it might make their body sturdier.

Looks like I was saved today thanks to that.

“I see…” (Makoto)

It has been long.

It has been 1 year and several months since I came to this world.

I feel like I have finally gotten a bit closer to where my classmates are.

“You seem to be happy. This isn’t all I wanted to tell you.” (Noah)

“There’s something else?” (Makoto)

“Look at this!” (Noah)

What Noah-sama pointed at read [Spirit User].

“Spirit User?” (Makoto)

If I remember correctly, it is a skill elves and dwarves have.

Lucy had it too.

“That’s right! We Titan Gods get along well with the Spirits after all! This is a Gift Skill of a Goddess.” (Noah)

“Spirit User…Spirits, huh.” (Makoto)

There were no users of that in the Water Temple.

Or more like, there’s no users of that in the human race.

It is a minor magic that elves use minutely.

“Oh, not happy?” (Noah)

“No no, that’s not it!” (Makoto)

I am not dissatisfied, but I just don’t know if it is strong or not, and it seems like those feelings leaked out.

“I will use them gratefully, Goddess-sama.” (Makoto)

“Fufu, devout yourself from here on as well.” (Noah)

She patted my head.

Light wraps around my body.

“Makoto, looks like it is about time to wake up.” (Noah)

Noah-sama smiles kindly.

“Thank you very much, Goddess-sama. Also, is it okay to invite Lucy to be your believer, Noah-sama?” (Makoto)

“Hmm, invite, huh.” (Noah)

Eh? She doesn’t seem to be that happy.

“Actually, I can only get 1 believer every 10 years as punishment for going against the God Realm, you know.” (Noah)

“Eeeh.” (Makoto)

Then I can’t invite anyone.

“Well, I am fine just having Makoto.” (Noah)

Noah-sama gives me a thumbs up and winks.

Aren’t you a bit too at ease?

“It is okay, it is okay. Now then, don’t push yourself too much, okay?” (Noah)

“Yes, take care, Noah-sama.” (Makoto)

“See ya~.” (Noah)

I was covered in light.

◇◇

 

“Makoto-kun, how are you feeling?”

When I woke up, I was at the treatment room of the Guild.

Emily was by my side.

“Good morning. How long was I unconscious for?” (Makoto)

“Half a day. It is already night.” (Emily)

I slowly lift my body.

I asked about what happened after defeating the Griffon.

When they told the guild that we defeated a Griffon, since it was subjugated by 4 bronze rank adventurers, the guild had fallen into a big ruckus.

Especially Lucy who weakened the Griffon with her fire magic and Jean who finished it; they were heroes for a day.

The entrance is currently a festival.

The ogre subjugation was the same. Adventurers really like making noise.

On the other hand, Emily was currently treating my burns.

I am currently in a mummified state.

“My whole body itches.” (Makoto)

“That’s proof that you are healing, so endure it.” (Emily)

Being told that, I have no choice but to endure.

“Can I move?” (Makoto)

“You should be resting right now, but you sleep at the guild, right?” (Emily)

“Yeah, I don’t think I will be able to sleep with this noise. I am gonna show my face to everyone.” (Makoto)

“Then I will tag along. I do have to go get Jean after all.” (Emily)

“Makoto!” (Lucy)

On my way to the entrance, Lucy came flying at us.

Her face is red.

She must have been made to drink quite a lot.

“Hey! Is your body okay? Is it okay to not be sleeping?” (Lucy)

“It is so noisy I can’t.” (Makoto)

They are currently having a big party at the entrance.

Jean is surrounded by adventurers and going ‘wai wai’.

There’s also a whole lot of female adventurers drawing close to him.

He is popular.

“That Jean!” (Emily)

Emily plunged into that circle.

She is pulling away the female adventurers clinging to Jean.

It is someone else’s business, but you really have it tough.

“Hey, Makoto…” (Lucy)

Lucy’s eyes were wet, and she grabbed my right hand.

“Are you really okay? You were unconscious this whole time.” (Lucy)

“Yeah, I woke up just now. More importantly, you are the hero today, right? Go celebrate with the others.” (Makoto)

“I am fine! I actually wanted to be by your side, but Emily told me I wouldn’t be of use, and Lucas-san told me it wouldn’t be fun without the main cast. Everyone was making me drink and it was a pain!” (Lucy)

She puffed her cheeks in anger, but it seems like she had a decent amount of fun.

She probably hasn’t had this much attention before.

“H-Hey, Makoto…” (Lucy)

Lucy asks me hesitantly.

“Are you angry about today?” (Lucy)

“About what?” (Makoto)

“My magic severely injured you…” (Lucy)

“Aah, I am at fault there. Even though I was taught in the temple that I shouldn’t Synchronize if I don’t have the affinity.” (Makoto)

“It is true that if you don’t have the affinity, it doesn’t go well, but having your whole body burn like this time is actually not something that should happen…” (Lucy)

Lucy’s face is grim.

I wonder why…

I feel like she isn’t just talking about how she doesn’t want me to be injured.

“Lucy?” (Makoto)

Lucy raises her head and mutters.

“It is probably because of the demon blood inside me…” (Lucy)

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31 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 15: Takatsuki Makoto gets the Goddess’s divine protection

      1. She’s not flat. She just doesn’t have big ones. I mean, I think it’s safe to assume the cover on the table of contents shows Lucy anyway.

        Also, first girl would be Noah, not Lucy, right? Not sure how her figure is.
        Athough Takatsuki emphasizes her beauty a lot, I keep imagining a loli for some reason. Wonder if I’m pulling from the memory of another character or if immortal lolis are just that much of a thing now.

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  1. Oho! That’s something I wasn’t expecting. Interesting. There goes my theory that her mom’s an otherworlder, but this is just as neat. Rather, I’m amazed her village was able to accept it that much at this point. Isn’t her papa the chief?

    Wow though, a divine protection already, huh? That…was faster than I expected. Noah acted mad, but she seemed pretty content.
    Spirit Magic suits Takatsuki too, since borrowing power from spirits would be a nice bypass of his low mana. It might be a good bluff for feigning weakness in time.

    1 believer per 10 years is bullshit, but I guess that’s what the aftermath of war is like. Plus, it neatly ties up the idea of Takatsuki having to go around recruiting people into his church.
    …Pfft. Technically, he’s the highest-ranking prophet/priest in Noah’s sect, isn’t he? Conversing with the goddess-sama directly and everything.

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  2. Thank u always for ur great work…
    ^^…

    ““Actually, I can only get 1 believer every 10 years as punishment for going against the God Realm, you know.” (Noah)”
    That quite tricky…
    @.@…

    ““It is probably because of the demon blood inside me…” (Lucy)”
    Σ(O_O;)…

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  3. That is quite the bomb she dropped here ! x)
    But looking at the character it seem natural to be half demon ? ^^
    When they told us that elves don’t have red hair I thought that she was a demon but then they explain that she was half efl so I thought that it was because of her human half or the Monarch magic.
    But finally nope, she is half elf half demon ! XD
    The author seems to love playing around with the reader ! ^^
    Thanks for the chapter ! 😉

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  4. Thanks again for the wonderfull translation, well Lucy just destroyed some theories around, but its nice I like this twist that would explain her powerfull mana and the rampaging of the power, wondering how well he will use spirit magic, I am thinking there is a big blessing there.

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  5. I honestly doubt most of the classmates have trained their abilities the MC has probably long since surpssse them in terms of skill. Considering how low most of their IQ’s seem it wouldn’t have surprised me if they think their cheats are enough to get them through everything. If those self proclaimed “good” gods turn the former classmates I hope he mans up and kills them.

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    1. I would honestly be annoyed if he just ups and kills them down the line. I’ve so far liked that this story doesn’t frame him as a total social outcast before dumping him out as a “rejected useless one” by the class.

      Granted, while this story has been interesting, it hasn’t really established itself as a subverter or otherwise exploration of tropes yet, so it’s hard to say where it will or won’t go relative to the predictable beats.
      But Takatsuki has done so well focusing on building himself up and interacting with other people like a mature and civil adult. It’s a pleasant blend of positive outlook and discouraging circumstance. If he goes on the edgelord Arifureta-style route, it would be a pretty disappointing loss of potential.

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  6. “The face of a squinting Goddess-sama is pretty nice.” Now that’s definitely one hell of M there, btw That hotdog cost u 1$ sir

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  7. I’m honestly pretty disappointed that nobody is addressing the fact that it was our main boy who did the most in killing the griffin. The only thing that Lucy did was to be a battery for MC to do all the work and spell control, in addition to almost sacrificing his life for it, while all Jean did was be a meat shield and land the killing blow to a crippled opponent. Is this really not going to be addressed? Better keep reading I suppose.

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