WM – Chapter 127: Takatsuki Makoto can escape

“Princess, let’s synchronize.” (Makoto)

In the monster stampede battle the other day, the RPG Player showed me choices.

(If I had chosen Furiae-san instead of Lucy, what would have happened…?) (Makoto)

I want to get a grasp of the result. 

“Eeh, what should I do~?” (Furiae)

Furiae-san doesn’t seem to be into it, or like she is messing around.

“More importantly, shouldn’t you properly explain to the angered princess?” (Furiae)

“Eh?” (Makoto)

I look at my back.

“…”

Princess Sofia was looking straight at me with puffed up cheeks.

“…Hero Makoto, what do you plan on doing synchronizing with the Moon Oracle?” (Sofia)

E-Eh?

She is angry?

“By~e! Have fun with your quarrel!” (Furiae)

Furiae-san ran away! 

“O-Oi! Where are you going?!” (Makoto)

“To the place of the Mage-san and Warrior-san! I wanted to go to the hot springs!” (Furiae)

She says this as she runs off at an astounding speed.

Damn fast!

What, so she wanted to hang out with the girls, huh.

““…””

And then, I was left with Princess Sofia.

Princess Sofia’s eyes were still cold.

“Uhm, Sofia, about the synchronization I talked about…” (Makoto)

I explain the choices of the RPG Player Skill to her.

“I see… It was to confirm the effect of your Skill.” (Sofia)

What a relief. It looks like she has accepted it. 

“I heard from Aya-san that when you synchronized with Lucy-san, you ki…ssed her. Could it be that you were going to do that with the Moon Oracle too…?” (Sofia)

“No!” (Makoto)

A lot of misunderstandings are being created here!

That’s only Lucy.

…Do I need to kiss Lucy every time I need to synchronize with her?

In the end, I couldn’t investigate that part either. 

“Even though when you did it with me…it was only holding hands…” (Sofia)

“Eh?” (Makoto)

“It is nothing!” (Sofia)

“Ah, okay.” (Makoto)

This conversation is dangerous.

Change topics.

“I am a mage apprentice, so I am lacking in power on my own.” (Makoto)

I have Spirit Magic, but it depends heavily on time and place.

I tell her about my own Stats and Mana, and about how I have somehow managed with synchronization, spirit magic, and sword magic.

Hearing this, Princess Sofia’s expression turns serious.

“Hero Makoto…it is hard to believe it, but your job really is Mage Apprentice, huh.” (Sofia)

“Even though I am already over level 30, my mana is 4. My Mid Tier Magic is despairingly bad. I am truly weak… I am sorry for being an unreliable Hero.” (Makoto)

I laugh weakly.

“That’s not true at all.” (Sofia)

She holds both of my hands and continues speaking.

“At Horun, the Sun Country, and in this city, you saved us all. The residents of the capital, the Rozes knights, the people of Makkaren; they are all grateful to you.” (Sofia)

She looks directly into my eyes.

“No one thinks that you are unreliable.” (Sofia)

“…Thanks.” (Makoto)

I should stop bashing myself.

Also, I glance at her back.

“““““……”””””

The Guardian Knight Old Man and the Rozes Knights were watching us from a slightly separated location. 

They must be trying to show us consideration, but…your gazes are stabbing me.

Well, they are the bodyguards of the Princess.

Can’t be helped.

“Uhm, how about we have a walk?” (Makoto)

“Okay. Where are we going, Hero Makoto?” (Sofia)

“We will be getting there soon. See there, that building.” (Makoto)

I point at a residence that has a big gate.

“That’s the residence of Makkaren’s feudal lord.” (Sofia)

“Yeah, I wanted to tell Chris-san and Fuji-yan about the information I got from the snake church woman.” (Makoto)

“I see. Then, let’s go.” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia has no objections either.

We walk through the gate.

◇◇

“M-My, Sofia-sama and Makoto-sama! It is a pleasure to have you here!” 

An incredibly flustered Chris-san was there.

(Yeah…coming without an appointment was problematic, huh.) (Makoto)

I may have lacked common sense towards a member of high society. 

By the way, the current lord of Makkaren, the father of Chris-san is feeling under the weather, so Chris-san is acting as an agent for him.

Of course, together with Fuji-yan and Nina-san.

Princess Sofia and I were guided to a big reception room.

The bodyguard knights were on standby at a different place.

“Actually, we heard this from the member of the Snake Church…” (Makoto)

I share the information that Furiae-san got just a moment ago.

The expressions of the three turn grim.

“If that amount of monsters were to show up again, would we be able to endure…?” (Nina)

“Let’s reinforce the ramparts at once!” (Chris)

Nina-san and Chris-san’s tone was grave.

Even though I was the reason why monsters attacked this place, they are not saying ‘leave’, huh.

I thought they would verate me a bit.

“I can lend a number of forces from the Rozes royalty to Makkaren, if it is only a bit.” (Sofia)

“No, Sofia-sama! That would affect the defense of the capital. We can’t have that…” (Chris)

The conversation is proceeding elsewhere.

It is not like I came here without anything in mind, so I must tell them my thoughts.

“Takki-dono, if you are thinking of something, please tell us.” (Fuji)

Fuji-yan moves the conversation to me to make it easier for me to speak out.

That’s a friend for ya.

He understands me.

“Actually…” (Makoto)

I tell them my plan.

◇◇

“Is something like that possible?!” (Chris)

“If that’s the case, I think we would be able to endure an attack of monsters on the scale of before!” (Nina)

“You really do think up interesting stuff.” (Fuji)

Chris-san and Nina-san were surprised, and Fuji-yan chuckled.

“…There’s the possibility that Eir-sama won’t allow you to carry  that out…Eh? It is okay?” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia had a strict expression, but it seems like Eir-sama covered me.

“Thank you, Eir-sama.” (Makoto)

I don’t know if she can hear me, but I thank her while looking up at the ceiling.

“U-Uhm, why does Eir-sama call you Mako-kun?! You two seem to be pretty close! When?!” (Sofia)

“Aah, you are just imagining things.” (Makoto)

“Are you hiding something?” (Sofia)

Eir-sama, when talking with Princess Sofia, please show a bit more of a God-like attitude…

“…”

Princess Sofia stares at me. 

“What is it?” (Makoto)

“Nothing.” (Sofia)

She pouts and shifts her face towards Chris-san.

“Christiana Makkaren, I have something to talk to you about. Can I have some of your time?” (Sofia)

“Y-Yes! Regarding the plan to reinforce the ramparts of Makkaren, right? I was thinking of getting the approval of the Rozes royal family through you, Princess Sofia.” (Chris)

“Got it. Well then, let’s talk over there.” (Sofia)

Princess Sofia and Chris-san went to a different room.

The ones left were Fuji-yan and Nina-san.

I couldn’t understand the conversation just now and asked Fuji-yan.

“There’s the need for the permission of Princess Sofia just for reinforcing the ramparts?” (Makoto)

“Yeah. Due to the long time of peace, a rule like that was made…” (Fuji)

It seems like the lord of a land can’t just reinforce their ramparts as they wish, or suddenly increase their number of soldiers, since it would be suspected as a rebellion, so there’s the need to get the permission of the Rozes royalty. 

Such a pain in a lot of ways.

“It must be hard for Chris. I can’t help out at all when it comes to politics.” (Nina)

Nina-san’s rabbit ears droop regretfully.

“Haha, that’s not it-desu zo. The reason why Princess Sofia told Chris-dono she wanted to talk with her wasn’t because of politics.” (Fuji)

Fuji-yan says while laughing.

““?””

Nina-san and I look at each other.

“It seems Princess Sofia wants to consult with Chris-dono about how to associate with the people that hold affection towards her own fiance.” (Fuji)

“…Eh?” (Makoto)

“Aah, I see.” (Nina)

What did he say?

My mind couldn’t catch up for a moment there.

Nina-san hammered her hand in realization.

“Now that you mention it, Takatsuki-sama and Danna-sama’s situations are similar. Takatsuki-sama’s situation seems to be more problematic though.” (Nina)

Nina-san looks over here suggestively.

Fuji-yan has two wives: the coming lord of Makkaren, Chris, and the gold rank adventurer, Nina-san.

A noble and an adventurer.

It is true that it is similar to my situation with Princess Sofia, Lucy, and Sa-san.

(…Fuji-yan seems to be doing well though…from what I can see.) (Makoto)

In our first meeting, it was different, but the current Nina-san and Chris-san get along incredibly well.

I am currently living together with Princess Sofia, Lucy, and Sa-san.

As of now, there’s no problems…I think.

“Do your best, okay, Takatsuki-sama?” (Nina)

“Takki-dono, when you are tired, let’s go out for drinks.” (Fuji)

Fuji-yan and Nina-san tap my shoulder.

Eeeh, why?

“By the way, Takki-dono, if you’ve got the time, wanna go to my store that will be opening soon?” (Fuji)

“The new store of Fuji-yan?” (Makoto)

Ooh, I am interested.

“What store is it?” (Makoto)

“You will know when you go-desu zo. It is right on time for lunch, so let’s go together.” (Fuji)

“Then, I will accompany you as a bodyguard.” (Nina)

We leave a message to Princess Sofia and Chris-san who are in the middle of work(?), and we left the residence.

◇◇

Fuji-yan and Nina-san brought me to the market district. 

“It is here-desu zo.” (Fuji)

“Oooh…this is…” (Makoto)

What I noticed first was the smell.

The thick smell of tonkotsu that I normally wouldn’t have been able to experience anymore after coming to this world.

It seems there’s only a counter in the store, and at a glance it doesn’t look like a kitchen, but a giant cylindrical pot was letting out steam vividly. 

The source of the smell must be from that pot.

The big yellow sign had ‘Fujiwara Household’ written on it.

(T-This is…) (Makoto)

“Now now, Takki-dono.” (Fuji)

“O-Okay.” (Makoto)

I timidly go through the store curtain, and sit. 

Fuji-yan did the same.

“Danna-sama, Takatsuki-sama, I am going to be on watch, so take your time.” (Nina)

Looks like Nina-san won’t be entering the store.

“It seems it is not to the taste of Nina-dono, you see.” (Fuji)

Fuji-yan explains.

“Welcome! What will you be taking?” 

The man that seems to be the one running this place asks us.

W-Will this be understood in an isekai?

“On the h-harder side, n-normal.” (Makoto)

“Gotcha.” 

My order went through!

“I will go for hard, thick, and extra. Also, rice.” (Fuji)

“Gotcha.” 

“Fuji-yan, those are the three that will lead to a faster death.” (Makoto)

“Fufufu, but I just can’t get enough of it.” (Fuji)

After finishing my classes in high school, on my way home, Fuji-yan would always order in that same way at the ramen joint. 

That brings back memories.

Not long after, a ramen porcelain bowl was placed in front of me.

I gulp reflexively.

I take the wooden spoon and take a sip of the broth.

(Hot!) (Makoto)

But tasty!

The thick tonkotsu sauce taste spreads in my tongue.

I dip a little bit of the grated garlic(similar) into the soup.

Then spin it with the noodles, and slurp it down.

After that, I just mindlessly slurp the noodles.

(T-That was delicious…) (Makoto)

“Fuji-yan! When is this ramen store going to open?!” (Makoto)

I have to come here often!

“Uhm, I want to open as soon as possible, but there’s a problem.” (Fuji)

“Problem?” (Makoto)

Even though it is this delicious?

There’s no problems in the taste at all!

“Danna-sama is trying to sell these noodle dishes at an unbelievably low price.” (Nina)

Nina-san pokes her head into the curtains of the store and tells me.

“Nina-dono! Ramen is the ally of the commoners-desu zo! It MUST have a low price, or there won’t be any meaning!” (Fuji)

“But what’s the point if we end up getting a deficit the more we sell!” (Nina)

Nina-san says straight and Fuji-yan gets dejected.

“Deficit…” (Makoto)

I did think recreating the same taste of Japan would be difficult in an isekai though.

“The cost of the ingredients is way too high…” (Nina)

“But if we don’t compromise on the ingredients, we won’t be able to get this taste!” (Fuji)

“In that case, the price you are putting it at is a no!” (Nina)

“I-If we bring profit from the side menu and drinks…” (Fuji)

“If we do that, there will be a reduction in demand… This is what you taught me, Danna-sama.” (Nina)

“Ugh…” (Fuji)

Fuji-yan is losing in an argument against Nina-san.

Looks like it will take time before it opens. 

Even though the taste is the best.

(When it opens, I will invite Sa-san.) (Makoto)

But in the past, when I invited her to a ramen joint, she made an ‘eeeh’ face…

No, I am sure she hasn’t eaten ramen since coming here! 

While I was thinking that, I was listening to the argument of Fuji-yan and Nina-san.

After that, I parted with Fuji-yan and Nina-san, and when I returned to my house, Sa-san asked ‘eh? Takatsuki-kun, you went to a ramen store?’.

When I told her about the store of Fuji-yan, she told me ‘next time, I am definitely coming along!’.

That’s great.

Looks like inviting her was the right choice.

““…””

Princess Sofia and Lucy were looking over here as if they really wanted to go, so I invited them too.

Lucy is one thing, but will Princess Sofia be okay…?

A princess in a ramen store…

That sounds so out of place.

◇◇

That night.

I dreamed.

A space with nothing.

The place of the Goddess.

Today I came here willingly. 

There was something I wanted to consult with Noah-sama about.

“Makoto… You really push yourself the whole time. I prohibit you from using the Sacrificial Technique in the future!” (Noah)

She seemed to be slightly angry, but her tone was gentle.

Noah-sama had her arms crossed.

Glittery silver hair and white skin.

Her light dress is releasing a divine light. 

It is the usual her.

The problem is the woman by her side.

A smile filled with affection.

Transparent blue hair, and a blue dress.

At her back, I could faintly see 4 wings of light.

She somewhat resembles Princess Sofia.

But the one there is someone that’s divine unlike any mortal.

“Hello~, Mako-kun.” 

That woman waved her hand at me and smiled.

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      1. Yeah, but the description tells it was indeed Eir… Well the illustration of Noah is kind of different too, instead of most beautiful, she looks so cute instead because of her young appearance in the illustration.

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      2. Yeah, I didn’t like the illustrations of this novel as it is so inaccurate, even the manga the characters are way off the description. They embrace the childlike arts on everyone.

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      3. As may be but the name at the top of the illustration clearly says Eir. The author themselves admit they change things all the time so when it was drawn she probably was blonde. Who knows ¯\(°_o)/¯

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  2. [ “Even though when you did it with me…it was only holding hands…” (Sofia)

    “Eh?” (Makoto)

    “It is nothing!” (Sofia) ]
    Sofia wanted a kiss… Makoto, reflect on your denseness.

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  3. Ah! Furi ran away!

    And of course Sofia gets jelly about the thought of first syncing with Furi and then how he synced with Lucy by kissing her but with Sofia, he didn’t do that.

    How authentic is Fuji-yan trying to make the ramen? Isn’t that the actual problem because he wants super ultra mega authentic ramen with the absolute best ingredients?

    Now Makoto will be meeting Eir directly. So is she gonna also try to seduce him too? Will she tag-team him with Noah? Anyways I wonder what exactly she has to discuss with Makoto for her to personally meet him instead of either having Noah pass him a message or give Sofia an oracle/possess her.

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    1. In my oppinion, ramen isn’t really a meal for the commoners to eat regularly outside of japan… The hard ones fuji-yan calls if im not wrong should cost around $8-12 depending on the shop, i have even tried something that cost $20! And there should be something more expensive to that. As a dirt poor citizen, anything above $3 is not i can call cheap food for commoners.

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  4. Thanks for the chapter! And wait is this the first time weève seen the Water Goddess in the flesh? Damn, wonder why she’s here maybe to talk about something important? Are we finally gonna go to the kingdom of wood? Will we finally fight against that immortal demon lord mentioned before? Damn hope we get a scene where Makoto combines both the water spirits and fire spirits or at least summons the great fire spirit~ Kinda curious what salamander would look like if the great fire spirit is actually called that

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    1. I wonder. I was just thinking that if Eir descended into Sophia during a synch that might be uh, awkward. Then again, she’s a goddess with uncounted years of experience so she should have higher proficiency than Makoto. Maybe he’d end up with a taste of his own medicine, as it were. Or maybe his head would explode.

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  5. Chance! Let’s tsukkomi Eir for all this dream is worth!
    For real though, it’s fun seeing a goddess be this casual and chill. It’s quite the contrast from Sophia.

    Good luck, Sophia, this is going to be a somewhat troublesome relationship, but luckily you have connections to a dating sim player and his own harem.

    Ramen, huh? Regardless of how it’s received by the Isekai world, the otherworlders would definitely prefer it. Maybe there’s a way to get your hands on the ingredients yourself? Or maybe you can track down the often influential otherworlders who crave the taste and ask for donations to keep it going?
    Or, I guess, combine the two. Maybe Takki will find an otherworlder in Wood or Fire country and they’ll be a merchant that can more easily secure the supplies, so they make a deal with Fuji-yan out of mutual understanding.

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    1. For now he could set different price point options. He needs the “authentic taste” ramen and the “ally of the commoners” ramen for his shop’s menu.

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      1. Ally of commoners ramen composed of (beef cubes, some herb veggies, common spices, slice of beef and bought naruto and boiled egg) but the one introduced by fuji-yan should be made of (magic beast bone broth, wild fantasy herb, fantasy spices, how do you even make naruto and some doubious egg, etc.) That would really make the price sky rocket and will not be commoner friendly.

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      2. Ah. That’d be called Price Discrimination where you charge people different prices as close to their willingness and ability to pay as possible.

        So basically charging an ally of the commoner’s price and a “you’re the ally of the commoners” price.

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  6. Hm… this is making me think…
    So now that I’ve thought it through, Eir is a water goddess, so the monsters likely won’t be a problem for her.
    But then, how is she able to enter the sealed area? Unless it’s just a dreamscape.
    Though since she’s not contracted to Makoto, I’m not sure about that.
    But if she’s able to enter the sealed area, what’s stopping her from releasing Noah then?
    Since they seem to be on good terms. Unless she’s the real final boss…
    Eh, probably just overthinking things…

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    1. Probably just like the facebook homepage they also have something like that. Noah said some chapters ago that she will be talking to Eir so she might have also visited Eir’s virtual space or something like that.

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  7. Aw, I wanted to know if he’d be able to see fate threads. Oh well.

    Hm, Makoto style town defense huh? I can think of a few possibilities, given that he can use spirit magic to make perma-ice. It should be possible to do a semi-permanent wall of fog around the city over an ice moat with water currents to make an infinite maze trap. Water-current could probably be used as motive force for something like a circular saw if you wanted to add some spiny-death contraptions. He could (maybe) do something for anti-air defense like a meteor launcher if he synced with Lucy. Do we know how much control he has on the spirit magic after it’s cast? Like, can he have a magic mine that only reacts to monsters?

    Fuji… you know you need money to not die, right? You’re okay, right?

    Also, Yay! Makoto finally remembered that he was supposed to ask Sophia out to dinner. He did remember… right?

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    1. It’s kinda fun to speculate.

      Those sound viable considering the comment on it is being able to endure attacks. If Chris is turning down royal assistance, then it’ll probably need to pack a punch too. It’s not good if a member of the Hero’s party is a key component too, since they won’t always be around for it.

      Maybe a redirected river linked to switches that can be shifted to flush away incoming forces…

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  8. A strategy that seems revolutionary but needs the qater goddess ok…. cant think of any. How to improve the city defenses to hold against 10.000 enemies and prevail… without mc getting involved…. nop, csnt think of anything. Author must know something we dont

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  9. Makoto: “A smile filled with affection. Transparent blue hair, and a blue dress.”

    WHOOOAHHh!!!
    Thats not Eir,….. THATS AQUA!!!!!

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      1. Yeah, also, here i am, looking at the future of the General of the Demon King, Dullahan, Makoto playing his head like a football by Eir’s request

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  10. Prepare for trouble. Make it double.
    Team Goddess blasts off at the speed of light!
    Worship now or accept our wrath!

    Makoto is in deep trouble in the next chapter.

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