WM – Chapter 61: Meeting with the Goddess

“Makoto, we are beginning today’s meeting.” 

By the time I noticed, Noah-sama was there.

I was training till 2 a.m. but it seems like I fell asleep at some point in time. 

Noah-sama is for some reason not in the usual one piece.

She has a tight black skirt, and a white business shirt.

By the way, she has glasses on.

A female teacher style?

“It is good to see you in good health, Noah-sama. What is with that outfit?” (Makoto)

“We are aiming to overturn the world together! Don’t I look like a reliable woman?” (Noah)

She pushes her glasses up as she says so.

When I look at her…

(I can only see it as cosplay…) (Makoto)

“How rude. Well, fine. You remember our objective, right?” (Noah)

“Eliminate the threat that is the Great Demon Lord. At the same time, lower the faith of the Holy Gods’ believers, right?” (Makoto)

The Goddess writes on the whiteboard that is floating midair.

Then, ‘Bam!’ she slams the whiteboard.

“Now! What will we do from now on, Makoto?” (Noah)

The Goddess is really into this.

“Find strong comrades?” (Makoto)

I don’t think I can overturn the world’s system by myself.

“Nice answer. Then, who will you be making your ally specifically?” (Noah)

“Hmm, Sakurai-kun, maybe? The heroes?” (Makoto)

But they are strongly influenced by the Holy Gods, so it is most likely impossible to make them our allies.

“It doesn’t sound bad. But even though the hero bunch is strong in terms of power, in terms of affecting the world, they have their limits.” (Noah)

“Converting their religion to yours slowly would be impossible though?” (Makoto)

“That’s right! That’s why, our aim is these people!” (Noah)

What Noah-sama wrote on the whiteboard was…

“…Oracles? Eh?” (Makoto)

“There’s two Oracles that you are acquainted with, Makoto.” (Noah)

Princess Noel and Princess Sofia are written there.

“No no no, that’s definitely impossible.” (Makoto)

Princess Noel is engaged to Sakurai-kun, and Princess Sofia hates me.

Or more like, I am not good at dealing with her.

“It is okay! The opposite of like is disinterest. You can change hate to like!” (Noah)

“It is not going to go as smoothly as a galge game.” (Makoto)

In the galge games that Fuji-yan likes, the heroins that hated the protagonist at first would fall in love completely in the middle. 

But that’s in games.

In my experience, once you get hated by a girl, you stay hated.

“Then, how about stealing away Noel-chan?” (Noah)

“Spare me from that.” (Makoto)

From all people, the girlfriend of Sakurai-kun?

There’s no way I can do that.

“In the first place, if I were to try something with the Oracles, wouldn’t the Holy Gods retaliate?” (Makoto)

“Right. However, the Oracles of the Goddesses in your continent have massive influential power. Think about how your relationship will be with them. At the very least, that attitude from before is NG.” (Noah)

“…Understood.” (Makoto)

I nod with doubts.

It is true that having the princess of the place you are living in hate you isn’t good.

“Can I say something too?” (Makoto)

“Fumu, go ahead and say it, Makoto.” (Noah)

You don’t have to push up your glasses each and every single time.

“I am thinking about telling Fuji-yan and my party about your objective and have them help out.” (Makoto)

“Hmm, but they might not cooperate.” (Noah)

“When that happens, I will give up. I won’t force them.” (Makoto)

“They might tattle on you to the Church, you know?” (Noah)

“They wouldn’t do that.” (Makoto)

I responded slightly irritated.

“It was a joke. But be careful when choosing who to tell.” (Noah)

Being exposed to being an Evil God believer would be bad after all.

“Got it. I will be careful and search for people I can trust.” (Makoto)

“Right. First, from people close to you. I think that’s a good idea.” (Noah)

I have obtained the agreement of Noah-sama.

Then, I will talk with Fuji-yan, Lucy, and Sa-san.

“By the way, Noah-sama, when would it be okay to challenge the Deep Sea Temple?” (Makoto)

Saving the Goddess that is trapped in the Deep Sea Temple.

That’s one of my objectives.

It is not like I have forgotten.

But the Goddess scratched her head as if troubled.

“The Deep Sea Temple is being protected by the Leviathan of King Neptune.” (Noah)

“I have heard about it.” (Makoto)

In mythology.

“The divine beast, Leviathan…is stronger than the Great Demon Lord if you were to fight it inside the ocean.” (Noah)

“…Eh?” (Makoto)

“We are talking here about a king of the demons that only ruled the surface world 1,000 years ago to a monster that has been the ruler of the sea for several tens of thousands of years. There’s no need to compare.” (Noah)

Even if you tell me that, the information written in the Adventurer Guild didn’t have that.

Stronger than the last boss? Isn’t that a hidden boss?

“I will first do something about the Great Demon Lord.” (Makoto)

“Wise choice.” (Noah)

Noah-sama nods several times with arms crossed.

“Then, that’s it for today.” (Makoto)

“Bye bye.” (Noah)

Noah-sama saw me off with her waving hand.

She seems to be having fun.

 We are at the tatami room deep in the Cat Ears Garden.

I explained about the matter of Noah-sama to Fuji-yan.

It would be the end if he were to refuse here…

“Haah…” (Fujiwara)

Fuji-yan lets out a big sigh.

“You have chosen a problematic path…” (Fujiwara)

“Y-Yeah.” (Makoto)

“When playing games with several difficulties, you were the kind of guy that would always go for the hardest one.” (Fujiwara)

“Easy and Normal are hand-holding.” (Makoto)

“There’s no need to have the same policy in this world though…” (Fujiwara)

Yeah, I do think the same.

But I chose it.

“I will help out to a reasonable extent.” (Fujiwara)

“Thank you!” (Makoto)

I’m so glad! This is a real saving.

I fell over to the back of my seat with a sigh of relief.

I was so nervous.

Fuji-yan stifles a laugh.

“We are partners here, Takki-dono.” (Fujiwara)

“But there’s limits, you know.” (Makoto)

This time around, I asked for quite the crazy thing after all.

After that, we had some casual talk, and I suddenly remembered a certain promise.

“Changing the subject.” (Makoto)

Nina-san had asked me of this.

“About Nina-san…” (Makoto)

At that moment, I noticed the grimace of Fuji-yan.

Eh? Was it bad?

“No… It isn’t something I would hide from you, Takki-dono.” (Fujiwara)

Fuji-yan speaks as if having trouble in saying it.

To my surprise, it seems like Christiana-san has asked him to marry her!

“Wow. Then, you are going to become a noble now, Fuji-yan.” (Makoto)

Ah, but Nina-san…

“I haven’t told Nina-dono yet… Or more like, I don’t know if I should accept.” (Fujiwara)

“So you are troubled.” (Makoto)

“Chris-sama and Nina-dono don’t get along after all.” (Fujiwara)

“Well, they are rivals in love.” (Makoto)

“That’s not all-desu zo.” (Fujiwara)

The nobles of this continent apparently look down on the demi-humans like beastkins and elves.

The Sun Country seems to have the strongest inclination towards that.

The nobles are like that, not only in the Water Country.

Also, the noble that was the master of Nina-san had a bad personality, and that made Nina-san hate nobles.

“No wonder they can’t get along… But you like Nina-san, right?” (Makoto)

“Of course. She is the first person that I hired when I first began business in this world. She has been doing her best until now and has helped out in my store.” (Fujiwara)

“Her bunny ears are cute.” (Makoto)

“…Yeah.” (Fujiwara)

You don’t have to get embarrassed by that at this point.

“What do you think of Chris-san?” (Makoto)

Why am I questioning him this much? 

But talking with Fuji-yan about this would be unthinkable in our previous world. It is a bit fun.

We had zero relations with women after all.

“Chris-dono…the first time I met her, she was troubled by her future and about marrying. She consulted with me about those things.” (Fujiwara)

It seems like she had doubts about being bethrothered to the person that her parents prepared as a noble.

And Fuji-yan brought that out with his talking skills.

At that time, he wanted to get closer to the nobles in order to succeed as a merchant.

We otherworldlers have no relatives or connections here, so it couldn’t be helped.

“So, by the time you noticed, she had fallen in love with you, huh.” (Makoto)

“She even went as far as rejecting her arranged marriage for me…” (Fujiwara)

“O-Ooh…that’s quite the responsibility there…” (Makoto)

Yeah, it already feels like a completely different world.

“Well, this is my problem. I will do something about it-desu zo.” (Fujiwara)

Fuji-yan gulps down his ale.

H-Hmm, so mature.

He looks my way as if changing the topic.

“Can I request one thing of you?” (Fujiwara)

“O-Of course.” (Makoto)

I am having him accompany me who’s an Evil God believer.

I plan on helping him in about as much as possible, but will I be able to help him?

“I got a free business permission in Rozes the other day, right? I was thinking about doing a new business, but I am looking for good ideas.” (Fujiwara)

“Hooh, I see.” (Makoto)

But asking such an important thing to a newbie.

“These kind of things are better to ask a variety of people.” (Fujiwara)

“Hmm, wouldn’t it have to be something related to the beast ears that you love?” (Makoto)

“I have done all of that already-desu zo. I am already the owner of this establishment now after all.” (Fujiwara)

“Eh?” (Makoto)

W-What?! The owner of the Cat Ears Garden is Fuji-yan?

…At an unknown time, my friend had bought the store that we always go to.

“T-Then, how about opening a ramen store since you like them so much, Fuji-yan.” (Makoto)

“I have made a contract with a pig farm for ramen use. I think we are about to get the ideal taste.” (Fujiwara)

“…Wow.” (Makoto)

No good. He has long since begun what I would think.

I should switch my view and begin searching for my specialty that is water magic.

“Then, what about this?” (Makoto)

“…Fumu, fumu, fumu, fumu…what?! Is something like that possible?! We can use that!” (Fujiwara)

Looks like it was a viable idea.

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56 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 61: Meeting with the Goddess

  1. Ayy thanks for the chapter as always! Also wow i got first comment? Well i guess three suns are gonna rise from the south tomorrow!

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  2. Thanks for the chapter~! Good to see the goddess in good health and damn did they lock her up real good in the real world~ Also what kind of idea did our boy and his friend come up with? And would it lead to another meeting with Sofia? Also would Noel end up being the cause for a fight between Makoto and Sakurai? Maybe Sakurai likes someone else but is being forced into an engagement with her due to politics and Makoto taking her would be for the best? Or maybe something else entirely, no idae~ Can’t wait for the next chapter~

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    1. Eh, best not to. Don’t get me wrong, Keima’s an expert when it comes to making girls fall in love with him, but most galge don’t actually tell you what to do after the confession, which he learned the hard way in the goddess arc.

      Makoto doesn’t have a nice, easy memory wipe in case he flubs.

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  3. Step 1: Steal dem Waifus
    Step 2:……… 🤷🏻‍♂️
    Step 3: Profit!
    Yeah, foolproof plan there! Wonder how the Harem will take it.
    Thanks for the chapter

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  4. Bah why does it sound like Noah is trying to get the priestesses to join Makoto’s harem? I still don’t have an overall good impression of Sophia and Noel is engaged to Sakurai so that’d be awkward.

    Y’know, it’s rather rare for the MC to try to give love advice to his friend. Usually the friend in a harem story has very little to any development when it comes to romance.

    So what’s this idea Makoto came up with? Hot springs? Water park? A soap land?

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  5. Just bros drinking and talking about stuff. Niceu. Business prospects romantic prospects, and millennia-long power dynamic revolution prospects. Normal bro things.

    Looks like Fuji-yan is planning to settle this matter like a man sooner or later. Looks like Christina isn’t just in this for the profit and has genuinely fallen in love, so that’s a bit troubling, though also a relief. We didn’t get to the most important part, which is his feelings on both girls, though.

    And I guess it wouldn’t be the seal of a god if it wasn’t heavily protected. Stronger than a Great Demon Lord, though, huh? I mean, Makoto is kind of obscenely strong in the water as well. Maybe not a Great Demon Lord or Hero just yet, but…a Brave? Yeah, let’s say he’s as strong as a Brave in the water.

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    1. Speaking of millennia-long power dynamic revolution prospects, the soul books cap stats at 100 but you can keep earning beyond that point. Think the same thing applies to lifespan?

      Probably not as strong as a Brave, especially against water specialized creatures since drowning’s not an option and restricting them with water currents is limited. Ice magic, maybe but fighting against an enemy with water magic would be enormously dangerous, and Lucy would be limited to earth magic. Or using water currents to pseudo-telekinesis his dagger around might work.

      So what water business do you think he came up with? Hot spring? Ice cream? Skating rink? Water current powered transit system? Much of what he can do would employ water mages.

      Stay safe guys.

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      1. I’d say hot springs, but they already have that.

        A water park? A levitating ball of water to swim in sounds fun. Or maybe an aquarium. Water skiing?

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  6. What can two nipponji (one with water magic) be thinking for a business?
    *soaks in hot springs*
    i have no clue… no, wait, they already have baths there

    i have to settle for suggesting a water park

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  7. I still have to wonder.. when Sakurai first invited Makoto with him he had two female classmates. When Makoto was re-united with Sakurai he noticed that there was only one female class mate (and one Noel).. what is more the Sakurai/Noel faction is fighting against the “Prince faction” (to the extent where it may endanger their hero’s life.)

    What happened to the 2nd female classmate? I wonder if the Prince stole her.

    I think Sophia has difficult people surrounding her making things bad for her.. she could still be reformed in our eyes.

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    1. They did mention the second female classmate. It seems like she just didn’t come along for some reason. Probably not something dangerous since they didn’t talk about her like something bad was happening.

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  8. “No no no, that’s definitely impossible.” (Makoto)
    Princess Noel is engaged to Sakurai-kun, and Princess Sofia hates me.
    Or more like, I am not good at dealing with her.
    “It is okay! The opposite of like is disinterest. You can change hate to like!” (Noah)
    “It is not going to go as smoothly as a galge game.” (Makoto)
    For sure Sofia is going to fall but i am the onlyone that get a bitchbiki like vibe from Noel? I know that she almost didnt speak but somehow got that vibe specially after i see her image.
    PD: I am not asking for spoilers but theory like.

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      1. Same.. she comes on very smooth.. but her country is full-on human supremacy.. but maybe that is the prince’s faction? She is obviously scouting strong people (and was able to basically bully Sakurai-kun away from Sofia’s water-country.. )

        I still think that basically Sofia is surrounded by incompetents (like the knight that insulted Makoto) and this really hurt her ability to retain heroes. Princess Noel has a much softer type.

        I also wonder if the great-sage is going to be a more valuable ally. Her long view of things (and immediately willing to have Sa-san and Lucy be trained by her, despite the human supremacy nature of the sun-country) indicates she knows they simply need strength to resist the demon lord. Not going to be super-picky about where it comes from.. well, except the evil god is a line she is hesitant about.

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  9. I have only just had a thought sparked by the conversation between Fuji-yan and Taki-dono.

    I think the reason Taki-dono’s stats are so low is as a consequence of RPG player activating. Fuji-yan says that Taki-dono always chose the hardest setting, going straight for as difficult as possible and even Taki-dono said that easy and normal were hand holding.

    Could that mean that as a consequence of his own desires RPG player mimicked that in this world? You know how the hardest setting always makes enemies hit harder, your attacks not being as strong, enemies being more aggressive etc well how would you represent that in an MMORPG? Make your character have far worse stats compared to others so that everything is far more dangerous for them.

    Who agrees with me, and just as importantly, who thinks I have lost my mind to cabin fever?

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      1. Hahaha well that is something to look forward to.

        If RPG Player is responsible for the “difficulty level” does that mean that somewhere down the line a potential evolution of it will allow Taki-dono to alter the difficulty?

        Imagine if this is indeed the reason why his stats are so low and then he finds out i is because of the difficulty being turned up, he is then faced with an option. Stay true to his RPGamer sole and leave it at that difficulty level or set it to normal and possibly get a boost to his stats in line with everyone else. Why do I have the image of him feeling overly conflicted over it whilst Lucy, Sa-san, Noah, Fuji-yan and Nina just stare at him, urging him to change it. I mean Fuji-yan and Sa-san will understand but they would still urge him to change it but the others will just think he is crazy, or a masochist. Hmmm Lucy May actually like that though.

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