WM – Chapter 84: Takatsuki Makoto is to the taste of the Great Sage

“Spirit User, give me your blood.” 

The Great Sage-sama said to me while showing a peek of her sharp fangs.

Wait a moment! 

“Wait!” (Lucy)

Looks like Lucy has successfully restarted.

She pries me off the Great Sage-sama.

“What do you mean by giving you blood?!” (Lucy)

“Were you not listening? I am a vampire. Isn’t it obvious that I drink blood?” 

“If you do that, Makoto will become a vampire!” (Lucy)

Ah, so it really does work that way?

If you get your blood sucked, that human becomes a vampire.

It is the same in other worlds, huh.

“Don’t worry. I don’t plan on turning the Hero of another country into a vampire. I will hold back.” 

The Great Sage-sama says as if it is a pain as she seizes my collar and pulls me.

Uoh, strong!

Her white skin and big red eyes draw real close.

“Then, thanks for the meal.” 

“P-Please don’t make it hurt…” (Makoto)

There was no response to my request.

She grins.

The Great Sage-sama opens her mouth wide with an ‘aan’.

Her small and cold lips touched my neck and a prickling pain followed.

“Kuh…!” (Makoto)

It hurts…less than I expected.

“M-Makoto…” (Lucy)

Lucy watches over in suspense, so I direct a smile at her to ease her worries.

The gulping sounds of the Great Sage-sama’s throat rang in my ears.

Uwah…my blood is being drunk here, isn’t it?

“U-Uhm…anymore than that…or maybe, please drink my blood!” (Lucy)

Lucy must have gotten worried, she proposed to take my place.

“…It is okay…Lucy…” (Makoto)

I don’t want to make her take my place.

The Great Sage-sama separates her mouth.

“[High Heal].” 

The wound in my neck heals in an instant.

The pain disappeared.

So she uses healing magic after drinking blood.

“Fuuh, that was tasty.” 

The Great Sage-sama licks her lips with her cheeks slightly flushed as if satisfied.

Her small tongue licked away the little bit of blood that was hanging on her lip.

…It is kinda erotic.

“Was it to your liking?” (Makoto)

If she says it tastes bad, I’m getting angry, okay?

“Undirty blood really is great. Especially the otherworlders. They eat good stuff, so their taste is even better.” 

“Is that how it works?” (Makoto)

I was eating a whole lot of hamburgers, fried potatoes, and other types of junk food all the time in my previous world though.

I had a pretty unhealthy diet.

Yet she seems to like my blood.

“…Undirty blood…” (Lucy)

The expression of Lucy darkens at the words of the Great Sage-sama.

“What’s the matter, Lucy?” (Makoto)

“As expected, it won’t work with me, huh… I can’t take the place of Makoto…” (Lucy)

What is it?

Was the word undirty blood something that bothered her?

“Oi, red haired mage. You are having a misunderstanding there.” 

The Great Sage-sama seems to know what she means.

“…My demon blood is dirty, right?” (Lucy)

“No. You certainly do have demon blood mixed in and there’s people who call the demonkin as dirty blood, but mine had a different meaning. In the first place, I am also a demon, you know?” 

So there’s that kind of meaning.

The demonkin is dirty blood.

That sounds racist…

“Then, what does ‘undirty blood’ mean?” (Lucy)

The Great Sage-sama averted her eyes at the question of Lucy as if finding it hard to answer.

Even though she is the type of person that says things straight, this is quite the strange reaction.

“Great Sage-sama?” “Please tell us.” 

The Great Sage-sama goes ‘fumu’ and speaks.

“Undirty Blood means…that. It means the blood of someone who doesn’t have sexual experience.” 

“Eh?” “Huh?” 

“Spirit User-kun, you are a virgin, right?” 

What?!

“I-I-I’m not a virgin!” (Makoto)

I ended up saying that reflexively. 

“Eh?! You are not?” (Lucy)

Lucy-san, please don’t retort to that.

It is a lie. I am.

“Hmm, but my Superior Rank Appraisal Skill is showing [Status: Virgin] though.” 

“You can see that with a Skill?!” (Makoto)

Don’t joke around, Appraisal Skill! 

Is there no privacy?

I am suing! 

“T-The Appraisal Skill can even tell that?” (Lucy)

Lucy hugs her own body and retreats.

“With Appraisal at Monarch Rank, you can apparently tell the amount of people too. I wouldn’t want to know though.” 

““Scary!”” 

That’s scary.

The Appraisal Skill looks all docile, but it is actually a degenerate Skill…

…Fuji-yan’s Appraisal Skill is Superior Rank, right?

I hope his Skill won’t grow and turn into Monarch Rank.

No, mine is zero so it won’t affect me though!

“Uhm, so that means Makoto is a virgin, so his blood is tasty?” (Lucy)

Lucy-san, there’s no need to confirm every single time.

“Yeah, lifeblood tastes the best when it is a human and virgin!” 

The Great Sage-sama answers with a nice smile.

Lucy averted her face and her shoulders were shaking.

…Oi, you are laughing, right?

“With this, your debt of having to deal with your Spirit Magic is paid… Fufu, if you offer me your blood from now on, I will lend you my help anytime.” 

“Eeh~, that’s a bit…” (Makoto)

I don’t really want that.

“What do you usually do for food?” (Lucy)

Lucy asks.

Yeah, how does she manage?

“As I said, me being a vampire is a state secret that only few know about. My food is blood used for medical care that’s brought to me. It is tasteless though… Lifeblood drunk directly really is the best.” 

Please don’t look over here while licking your lips.

“It doesn’t have to be me.” (Makoto)

“Hmph! Every single one of them copulates like animals. The taste of the Light Hero’s blood was the worst. A man of your age who is still a virgin is pretty rare. I don’t go for the blood of children after all.” 

“…”

Looks like being a virgin is rare.

I’m not happy about that.

…What’s this? 

Bullying? Sexual harassment?

“Sakurai-kun…isn’t lacking in women after all.” (Makoto)

“Makoto, cheer up. You are okay too, you know.” (Lucy)

“Oi, Lucy, look here when saying that.” (Makoto)

Her eyes were laughing.

“What are you talking about others, virgin mage?” 

“Wa?!” (Lucy)

Aah, Lucy-san. 

Even though you don’t have experience either, you were riding on your high horse and got toppled down for double the damage.

“Then, I will be leaving now.” (Makoto)

I feel kinda anemic.

I am tired for a variety of reasons.

“Umu, if you are troubled with something, come by again.” 

The Great Sage-sama was in a whole lot better mood than the time when I came.

“Aah, by the way, I ended up defeating the Hero of the Valentine Household, so I might be on their sights.” (Makoto)

“About that, huh. Who do you think I am? I have been the Great Sage since the founding of Highland. If they say anything, I will roar them away.” 

Ooh, that’s reliable.

Princess Noel and the Great Sage-sama; with both of them as allies, it should be okay.

“In exchange…you know, right?” 

The Great Sage-sama says with a grin.

Pay with my blood, right?

Well, I should just think about it as a blood donation.

“Aah, right. If possible, stay a virgin so your blood doesn’t get dirty.” 

“Please don’t be unreasonable.” (Makoto)

I won’t obey that order even if it is you, Great Sage-sama!

“What. Are you planning on losing your v-card? What a shame. Your blood will taste worse.” 

“Eh?! Makoto, who is it?! Aya? Princess Sofia?” (Lucy)

“I don’t have any such plans.” (Makoto)

Are you an idiot?

Moreover, the latter is impossible.

“Then, thanks a lot for all you did.” (Makoto)

“U-Uhm, I want to know more about my great grandfather, so if possible, can I hear about him, Great Sage-sama?” (Lucy)

“Hm, well, I don’t mind.” 

It seems Lucy will be staying here.

“Lucy, you are gonna get your blood sucked.” (Makoto)

“Idiot. It is not like anyone’s fine. I am a former human. The blood of an elf or a demon doesn’t suit my body.” 

“There’s something like that too, huh.” (Makoto)

There’s a lot going with vampires too, huh.

I left the residence of the Great Sage-sama.

I lost blood and was tired, so I returned to my own room in the inn and got some sleep for a while.

At the time for dinner, I staggered my way to the diner.

The one there was Fuji-yan, and he jumped at me the moment he saw me.

“Takki-dono! I heard! You left the Lightning Hero, Geralt-sama, half-dead!” (Fuji)

Aren’t you getting information way too fast?

The information network of a merchant is crazy.

Is there twitter here?

“Rather than calling it half-dead…” (Aya)

“He was practically dead…” (Lucy)

The ones retorting were Sa-san and Lucy.

The two have returned from the Highland Castle, huh.

Ah, it was just that the two of them told him about the matter of Geralt-san, huh. 

“M-Makoto-sama, to think you would defeat the Lightning Hero-sama who is the Ranking 3…” (Chris)

Chris-san trembles.

“As I thought, I knew Takatsuki-sama wasn’t your average person!” (Nina)

Nina-san praises me as usual.

“Chris-san, what’s this about rankings?” (Aya)

Sa-san asks about a word that I was also interested about.

“Once a year, the royal families of the six countries as well as representative nobles gather. At that time, the strong fighters of each country do matches in their presence.” (Chris)

“The placings there are called Rankings!” (Nina)

Nina-san adds to the explanation of Chris-san.

“I see. By the way, who is number 1?” (Makoto)

I can imagine who it is though.

“Of course, the reincarnation of the Savior Abel, the Light Hero, Sakurai-sama!” (Nina)

Nina-san says with a smile as she looks to where Sakurai-kun is.

Yeah, it has been bothering me for a while now.

…Why is Sakurai-kun here?

“Fujiwara-kun called me here. Asking me if I wanted to have dinner together. I too wanted to have a leisure talk with everyone, you see.” (Sakurai)

Sakurai-kun says with a refreshing smile.

At his back there’s the beauty, Yokoyama-san.

Our eyes met, and she smiled.

Even though in class we wouldn’t even make eye-contact.

Or more like, I averted my gaze.

Isn’t the quality of the 1-A class high?

“Well then, everyone! Let’s have dinner. The preparations are ready-desu zo.” (Fuji)

We moved to a table where extravagant dishes were lined up.

“The food of Highland is flashy.” (Makoto)

A combination plate of expensive-looking cheese and hors d’oeuvre. 

Salad and terrine using vegetables in season.

Mushrooms of nice scent elegantly added to the soup.

Gratin of a big lobster that looks like spiny lobster. 

A variety of steaks and vibrant sauces.

And a whole lot of fruits and desserts.

“It is like french food.” (Aya)

“Yeah, but the calories are high. Because of that, I have to be careful to not get fat.” 

“Aah, that is indeed troubling.” (Aya)

“Right~?” 

Sa-san and Yokoyama-san were having a highschool girl conversation.

“Fuji-yan, what were you doing today?” (Makoto)

“I was going around greeting the companies that have helped me out. I was thinking about going around the city of Symphonia. Want to go together?” (Fuji)

“That sounds nice. I will.” (Makoto)

Exploring the capital.

The biggest capital of this continent.

I am looking forward to it.

“At any rate, Takki-dono, you went crazy again.” (Fuji)

“Really. To think you would fight that Geralt-sama who is said to be a mad wolf.” (Chris)

Fuji-yan and Chris-san said this with an amazed expression.

“He came at us, so I had no choice.” (Makoto)

I am not the one in the wrong.

“But Takatsuki-kun, it was a relief that Sakurai-kun was there, wasn’t it?” (Aya)

“Really, I was wondering for a moment what would happen.” (Lucy)

Looks like Sa-san could see that Geralt-san was in a bad situation due to my magic.

Lucy felt that the mana of the Spirits was going out of control, huh.

The two of them couldn’t find a way to stop me though.

And so, at that moment, Sakurai-kun was the one who stopped me.

“Sakurai-kun, you really helped me out there.” (Makoto)

“Haha, of course I would help you Takatsuki-kun.” (Sakurai)

That’s the Light Hero-sama.

His face and heart are gold.

“Ryosuke and Takatsuki-kun are actually good friends, huh.” 

Yokoyama-san said as if she suddenly realized.

It is not really like we got along especially well though.

It is true that we have had more chances to speak to each other lately though.

“I have been friends with Takatsuki-kun since elementary school.” (Sakurai)

Sakurai-kun says straight.

…No, we weren’t friends, right?

We practically didn’t speak to each other in middle school or highschool. 

“Eeeeeh?!” “What?!” “Really?!” 

Sa-san, Fuji-yan, and Yokoyama-san; my classmates raised their voices in surprise.

“Takki-dono, I didn’t hear anything about this!” (Fuji)

“I have never seen you speaking to each other in middle school.” (Aya)

“…Isn’t that fine?” (Makoto)

It is not like everyone stays friends just because you are together in elementary school.

When you are in higher grades of middle school, there is a tall wall called the high and low caste. 

The center of the class that is Sakurai-kun, and me who played games at the corner of the class.

“Takatsuki-kun lived at the house next door. We played together pretty often when we were kids.” (Sakurai)

“Makoto, you were childhood friends with the Light Hero-sama?!” (Lucy)

Lucy shouts in surprise.

“Sakurai-kun, it was simply that the apartment complex that I was living in was by the side of yours. That’s not called a house next door.” (Makoto)

“But we would go to school together in our first year of elementary.” (Sakurai)

Well, that’s true. 

I am surprised you remember.

“Hey hey, how was Takatsuki-kun in his grade schooler days?” (Aya)

Sa-san asks Sakurai-kun with great interest.

There’s nothing really interesting about it though.

“Ah! Then, I will talk about the time when Takatsuki-kun saved us.” (Sakurai)

Sakurai-kun responds with a smile.

Eh? What story is that?

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65 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 84: Takatsuki Makoto is to the taste of the Great Sage

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  2. Thanks for the chapter~ And my god they’re childhood friends~ What a wonderful surprise~ And we’re even gonna get a backstory on why Sakurai seems to trust Makoto so much! He might even have been the one to have taught Sakurai on what it meant to be a hero~ Gah I’m really excited for the next chapter!! Wonder if during the next tournament Aya and Makoto will participate? Would like to see a fight between Aya and Sakurai or even Makoto and Sakurai, though I feel like the latter one would be the both of them saying they might lose to the other causing the crowds to be shocked at the hero of Light saying he would lose to someone else~

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  3. Thank you for the chapter!

    As i expected, Great Sage-sama made Makoto into a blood bag xD. And Makoto is Sakurai-kun’s childhood friend eh? What a surprise. I can imagine that back then Sakurai-kun is getting bullied a lot and Makoto is the one who saved him (or perhaps he is sacrificing himself to the bully as a substitute to Sakurai-kun xD). But why is Sakurai-kun saying “saved us”? Does it mean that Yokoyama-san were there too with Sakurai when Makoto saved them?

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  4. What? Sakurai is not a virgin so does that mean that Noel isn’t either? I thought female royalties and nobles only give their virginity to their husband after marriage. So that means as long as they are in a relationship they do it like how commoners would and since Geralt was Noel’s former fiance that means they did it before and for such reason Geralt was the one who took Noel’s virginity and feels superior to other men that he’s the one who took her first time and would be her husband until Sakurai came which sparked his deep hatred as he not only loses the woman he meant to marry, he also became a laughing stock among the other 5 sacred nobles when he’s acting haughty thinking he got Noel as a wife.
    Now this chapter explains the history of hatred.
    Why is Lucy acting like she got experience w/ sex? is it a big deal if someone of their age already got sex w/ someone from the opposite gender? I thought elves value monogamy so that means Lucy should be proud that she’s a virgin and only willing to give it to her future husband.

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    1. He might or might not do it with Noel, but he could do it with his classmates or someone else, remember that Fuji-yan lost his v-card when doing his business-related job? That might be happened to Sakurai, he was “forcedly” offered by some guys to appease him.
      That or he might be already a manwhore even before they were transported.

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  5. Be proud, Makoto. Virginity just shows how you value and respect yourself as a human as you’re only willing to give it to your future partner in life. Not like what most teenagers do by having sex as the same as copulating like animals then breaking up after all the shit they tell how much they love each other comparable to a stud switching bitches.

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    1. Talk about teenager.. teenagers love, plenty of them based on momentary lust. When responbility came, either one of them run or not acknowledged it. (atleast this happening in my country)

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    2. Well, that’s just how teenaged romances really are though. Some take it maturely, but they’re simply too immature and lack the life experience to go into their shallow first love like it’s anything but true love.

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  6. When you had a friend with great memory storage, and is human nature to store the good, the very bad, and the most embarrassing memories, its like the performance of NVME M.2. storage that when you hit a certain keywords, a neural network of related stuff will chain and let you cache all of that in your barin processing power, and let it through your mouth.

    I hope next chapter, some embarrassing stuff to Makoto-san, so that the stale and somehow boring Makoto will improved in the eyes of Sa-san, Lucy and Princess Sofia…

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  7. Makoto : why do you like virgin blood so much Great Sage-sama?
    Great Sage : It is because they don’t have weird diseases you fool.
    Makoto : ……

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    1. Makes more sense than just a weird “sex makes you uncleaaaaaan” assertion. I was expecting it to be something about drugs.
      Well if all else fails, **** a unicorn.

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      1. Preferring the blood of virgins is a staple in most vampire lore, on its own it might seem a bit weird but not when contextualized with the source that the character is based on.

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  8. Great Sage-san. Please stop sexually harassing these otherworlders with your Appraisal skill.
    Well, it’s good that we have a nice bribe on standby for her now though. As long as Takki doesn’t lose his V-card, which…I doubt will happen for a while.

    Time for that flashback! Finally getting some context for why Sakurai is so attached to Takki. I have a feeling it’ll be both him putting too much weight on something that happened a long time ago and Takki being a badass without realizing it.

    …Sure wish this development could be a surprise. Too bad some asshole already spoiled it in the comments.

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  9. Thanks for the chapter! ^^
    This question was indeed the reboot code for Lucy. x)
    In the middle of the chapter, I was like “Don’t tell me Sakurai wanted Makoto to come recently to feed the Great Sage?”. But nope, that was the childhood friend card! XD
    Wonder what will be the reason for Sakurai trust. What did he save them from?
    As for the ranking, doesn’t that made him the third strongest in the continent?

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  10. Anyone placing abet on how long this Makoto last as a virgin?

    The Makoto in tsuki had lost that “status” just few weeks back.

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  11. Welp drinking blood is not like synchronizing. Maybe if it happens a lot of times it will become permanent synchronization and Makoto finally has a lot of mana and skills at his disposal?

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  12. Thank you very much for the chapter Reigokai Sensei! As always it is greatly appreciated!

    So Extremely Powerful, Extemely Scary Loli Monster likes them unspoiled… I wonder what will happen when Takki-dono inevitably has his harem with Noah-Kamisama as the number 1…

    And Lucy… don’t laugh when you have something to lose. Besides, don’t you want Takki-dono to be a virgin?

    Ooooh Sakurai reveal! Can’t wait for it. Plus childhood friends heehee this should be good.

    Plus what happened to the other girl that went with Sakurai? Supposedly she is still alive, I believe it was mentioned that she was somewhere, but where is she now?

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  13. I see Sakurai-kun subscribes to the Ron Swanson school of friendship
    “I once worked with a guy for three years and never learned his name. Best friend I ever had. We still never talk sometimes.”

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    1. I have two of issues with the MTL title.
      1. Favorite can be used and it would make sense, yeah. But using the variant taste would be a better play of the word, meaning liking Makoto, and also the blood being delicious.
      2. ‘Wise Man’ is a bigger issue though. The sage is not a man. It has already been established that it is Great Sage. There’s the word ‘Great’ before the word that can mean Wise or Sage, which is missing in your title.

      MTL’s title works, yeah. But it does miss the double meaning of the title.

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  14. Geralt the wolf, huh? lol
    It’s a rare name in the first place, so I thought it might be a reference. But calling him a wolf confirms it.

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