“…Why…did my charm…my singing…not work?”
The Harpy Queen who is now only a severed head was letting out a pained voice.
Eh? You can still speak?
“What’s with this woman…? Why is she alive? This is scary.” (Lucy)
Lucy is shocked.
Yeah, me too.
I feel like it might come out in my sleep, so please stop with the speaking severed head.
“That Bitch…where is Elder Sister-sama?” (Aya)
Sa-san is speaking to the severed head.
It is quite the surreal sight, but it is a serious topic, so let’s not say anything.
“…I don’t know… After she opened the entrance of the lamia lair, she disappeared somewhere…”
“…I see.” (Aya)
Sa-san’s voice portrayed her disappointment.
I see, there’s still one more target she has to take her revenge on.
So, what do we do about this severed head?
“The lifeforce of a monster that has lived for more than a hundred years is abnormal after all. But the source of power for monsters is their heart. With her head and body separated, she will most likely die soon.” (Nina)
Nina-san explains to me who is a bit scared.
What a relief.
“By the way, why were you not controlled, Takatsuki-kun?” (Aya)
“That’s something that I am interested in too!” (Nina)
Nina-san and Sa-san turn with a question of their own.
Lucy is using her staff to poke the head of the Harpy Queen.
“It is apparently difficult to affect me with temptation magic or charm skills. I have [Clear Mind] after all.” (Makoto)
“Hmm, I did hear that mind stabilizing skills can allow you to resist charms and illusions…” (Nina)
Nina-san is tilting her head.
“It is weird that it doesn’t work at all.” (Makoto)
“But it is thanks to Takatsuki-kun’s acting that I was able to get my revenge.” (Aya)
Sa-san is still burying her face on my chest.
It is already getting embarrassing, you know.
Can we separate already?
“Aya, get off Makoto already.” (Lucy)
Maybe she got bored of poking the head, Lucy came here.
“Eeh, just a bit more, a bit more…” (Aya)
Lucy tried to tear her away from me, and Sa-san is going no no.
It is like I am watching a little sister and big sister, and it is heartwarming.
But I would prefer if they did this without me in between.
“Now that I think about it, you have seen a Goddess, Takatsuki-sama?” (Nina)
Nina-san says this with deep interest.
“Yeah, she shows up in my dreams every now and then. She did so yesterday too.” (Makoto)
“Ooh! If it is after you saw an actual Goddess, I can understand why the charm effect of the siren song didn’t work at all!” (Nina)
Is that how it works?
“Takatsuki-kun, what’s a Goddess?” (Aya)
“Makoto is the believer of an Evil God, you know. She is apparently incredibly beautiful.” (Lucy)
“Yeah yeah, she is incredibly beautiful and tries to seduce me every now and then.” (Makoto)
“A-A Goddess tries to seduce you?!” (Nina)
“She had some real provocative attire yesterday, and she touches my body pretty often…” (Makoto)
That really makes my heart throb, so I would like her to stop that.
“Eeh…could that Goddess-sama be a bitch?” (Lucy)
Lucy! What a thing to say!
It isn’t true, right?
(Hey, I am a Virgin Goddess!) (Noah)
“The Goddess is saying that she is a virgin.” (Makoto)
I announce this for the sake of her honor.
“The fact that she says it herself is suspicious.” (Aya)
Sa-san, don’t say that.
“E-Everyone, saying all that about a God will invite divine retribution, you know? Ah, looks like the Harpy Queen has died.” (Nina)
While we were having a stupid conversation, the Harpy Queen apparently died.
Well, who cares.
“Is there some sort of rare material?” (Makoto)
“The feathers might serve as materials. But for a monster that has lived for more than a hundred years, their hearts are the most important part.” (Nina)
“Hoh, this?” (Aya)
Sa-san took out the heart of the Harpy Queen without any hesitation.
“There should be a magic crystal in the heart.” (Nina)
“Hm, is it this?” (Aya)
There’s a magic crystal shining in orange on the hand of Sa-san.
“Ooh! What a splendid sized magic crystal. This will definitely be worth a good coin.” (Nina)
“There’s one other one.” (Aya)
Sa-san took out a magic crystal shining purple of around the same size.
“For some reason, it calms me down when I hold this magic crystal…” (Aya)
Sa-san was looking intently at the magic crystal.
“This magic crystal is most likely the one from the Lamia Queen…” (Nina)
“?! This is?” (Makoto)
I see, so it is a memento of Sa-san’s mother.
“Shouldn’t it be better if Aya were to keep it?” (Lucy)
“Yeah, it is Sa-san’s.” (Makoto)
I agree with Lucy.
“Eh? But…” (Aya)
“I think Goshujin-sama will also happily say the same thing.” (Nina)
Sa-san hugged the magic crystal gently into her chest.
I really am glad we managed to get her revenge.
“Now then, how about we go back?” (Makoto)
“Are we going through the hole again?” (Lucy)
Lucy doesn’t seem to like the idea.
“It can’t be helped. There’s no other path.” (Makoto)
“We safely won, so—everyone! Silent!” (Nina)
“Someone has come.” (Lucy)
Nina-san’s eyes got sharp and Lucy took a stance with her staff.
After that, my Detection also reacted.
“Looks like a party of humans are fighting monsters.” (Aya)
Looking at the place Sa-san is pointing, there’s a group of around 20 surrounded by monsters.
“What should we do?” (Makoto)
“I leave it to you, Makoto!” (Lucy)
Hm, Sa-san and Nina-san are also looking at me.
“For now, I still have a bit of leeway in the number of times I can use Spirit Magic, so let’s save them.” (Makoto)
I took 1 week, and yet, it didn’t have much of a turn.
“Spirit-sans, Spirits-sans, please help me for a bit. [Water Magic: Water Whale].” (Makoto)
A giant water whale appears.
It swims in the underground lake area, and drags the party of 20 as it flails the monsters with its tail.
Lucy and Sa-san hugged me.
A massive amount of water washes to our location with the group of humans.
“Takatsuki-sama, I am surprised you can control water in such a skillful manner…” (Nina)
Nina-san says this amazed.
“Hm? These guys are the Sun Knight Order.” (Lucy)
“That’s true.” (Makoto)
They do have the phoenix crest at their chest.
That means he is also here?
“Is everyone okay?!”
The one who appeared was the Light Hero, Sakurai-kun.
“Hey there, Sakurai-kun.” (Makoto)
“T-Takatsuki-kun? Was that magic yours?” (Sakurai)
“Uhm, how to say it…” (Makoto)
“Ryousuke, are you okay?! Wait, hm? You are…”
The one who came right after was our classmate, Yokoyama-san.
“Eh? Could you possibly be Aya-chan?” (Yokoyama)
‘No way, you were alive?’, ‘It has been a while’, ‘Where were you?’, ‘Your atmosphere has changed’, ‘Yeah, a bit’.
The two girls were having a heated conversation.
Sa-san and Yokoyama-san were good friends, huh.
“Thanks for saving everyone.” (Sakurai)
Sakurai-kun gives his thanks.
“What happened?” (Makoto)
The Sun Knight Order is an elite group with everyone having high class professions.
I don’t think they would have trouble with Mid Floor monsters in Laberintos.
“Aah, actually, we encountered the Taboo Dragons at the floor down, and ended up in a battle, but…” (Sakurai)
Looks like the remaining 2 Taboo Dragons are cooperating with each other and are a hard fight.
They were thinking about separating the two, but even the Low Floor monsters attacked them, and with them having the numerical inferiority, the Taboo Dragons attacked, and they retreated.
What we saw was after they managed to escape to the Mid Floor.
“Fortunately, there were no deaths, but this time around we failed…” (Sakurai)
It is rare to see Sakurai-kun with a dark expression like that.
“If the observer, the White Great Sage, were to be more cooperative, the situation would have been a lot more different though…” (Yokoyama)
Yokoyama-san says vexed with a scowl.
“That person is our insurance for when we fail. We can’t depend on them.” (Sakurai)
Sakurai-kun doesn’t seem to mind it.
“Eh?! The White Great Sage is here?!” (Lucy)
Lucy shouts in surprise.
“Hey, Lucy, the White Great Sage is the one that’s said to be the strongest in the continent?” (Makoto)
“Heeh, it is rare that Makoto knows.” (Lucy)
I learned this in the temple after all.
“It can’t be helped, Saki. We were told that we should be the ones to do something about the subjugation of the Taboo Dragons.” (Sakurai)
“But if we were to report that we failed, the Prince Faction will poke at that chance…” (Yokoyama)
“Yeah, we would be troubling Princess Noel.” (Sakurai)
I don’t know the details of it, but it seems like they are quite troubled.
Help the Light Hero ←
Don’t help the Light Hero
This is that.
The event where I listen to the Goddess’s request.
“Sakurai-kun, should I help out?” (Makoto)