WM – Chapter 243: Takatsuki Makoto heads to the Moon Country

We are currently riding on the back of the White Dragon Mel-san and flying in the sky. 

The members are Hero Abel, Momo, Mel-san, and me. 

The same lineup as in Laberintos.

Julietta-san wanted to come together with us, but Mel-san said ‘don’t increase the numbers too much’, so she tearfully gave up.

I felt a bit bad for her, but Mel-san is the one giving us a ride, so we can’t complain.

“Waah, it is so high, Master!” (Momo)

“What an impressive sight! My wings can’t fly this high!” (Abel)

“Hmph, right? Right?” (Mel)

Momo and Hero Abel were getting merry. 

Mel-san responds proudly to that.

As for me…

“…”

I am silent.

Cause it is super scary.

Even when I am using Clear Mind, it is still scary.

It is shaking a whole lot, and I can’t keep my eyes open because of the strong wind.

Eeh? …Is this going to be like this the whole time?

It is completely different from the comforting aerial travel of the Flying Ship…

But Momo and Abel seem to be having fun, so I can’t go ruining the fun here.

Gotta endure. Endure. 

“Spirit User-kun, want me to fly a bit slower?” (Mel)

“…It would help me out.” (Makoto)

Mel-san noticed quickly. 

As expected from the oldest one here, she is good at looking after others.

Thanks to Mel-san slowing down a bit, I finally managed to speak.

I spoke to the two while making sure not to look down too much.

“You haven’t gone to Laphroaig, right, Makoto-san?” (Abel)

Hero Abel asked me this while we were talking.

I was about to answer ‘I have’, but I hurriedly covered my mouth.

“Of course I haven’t.” (Makoto)

The one I have gone to is the capital of Laphroaig 1,000 years in the future.

Ruins with nothing in it. 

“Actually, I have wanted to go there this whole time. I have only heard this in rumors, but it is the Holy City that has escaped from the threat of the demon lord army. I wonder what kind of place it is.” (Abel)

“Yeah…” (Makoto)

My heavy response contrasted the sparkling eyes of expectation from Abel.

The reason why Laphroaig is prospering is because it is connected to the demon lord army. 

According to the picture book, the one who discovers this is Hero Abel.

I brought him with me because I can’t separate from him, but I don’t know what will happen…

“Master, it is impossible to do fire magic training here!” (Momo)

Momo protested at my side.

Being at the back of Mel-san, the wind was strong, and the fire ended up being blown out. 

By the way, I am also continuing my water and destiny magic training.

“Then, let’s try a different spell. If it is earth magic or wood magic, you should be able to use it, right?” (Makoto)

I proposed different spells to Momo.

“Uuuh…so you won’t say don’t train while we are moving, huh…” (Momo)

“Isn’t it the other way around? There’s no other thing to do here aside from training, right?” (Makoto)

My disciple was saying something that made no sense.

You are supposed to be the future Great Sage-sama.

At that moment, I remembered something important.

“White Dragon-san, can you please teach Teleport to Momo?” (Makoto)

I shouted to Mel-san in this situation where it is hard to talk because of the wind.

“Hm? Me teaching? I don’t really mind.” (Mel)

“Why all of a sudden, Master?” (Momo)

“Cause I can’t teach it to you. But you have the Sage Skill, so you can use it, right?” (Makoto)

The Great Sage-sama is one of the few prominent users of Teleport in the continent in the future. 

That’s why Momo should have the talent. 

“Then, in the time we are free, I will teach you Destiny Magic.” (Mel)

“Y-Yes… I now have two masters.” (Momo)

“This is my first time teaching a human…no, a half-vampire. Fufu, I am strict, you know?” (Mel)

“Uuh, please be gentle.” (Momo)

Mel-san really is good at looking after others.

She was loved by the Ancient Dragons in Laberintos too. 

She was like their big sis. 

As expected of the 10,000 year old Ancient Dragon.

But when I talk about her age, she glares at me, so it looks like I shouldn’t be saying that.

“Makoto-san, what should I do?” (Abel)

Hero Abel asks something weird.

I can’t say anything to the legendary Savior Abel as if I am his superior though…

“Uhm…I am not a swordsman, so I can’t teach you anything, Abel-san.” (Makoto)

“I…see…” (Abel)

He seemed a bit sad. 

—At that moment, the words Fuji-yan told me a long time ago surfaced in my mind.

“Listen here, Takki-dono. At the times when there’s more than 3 friends, the conversation topics should preferably be ‘shared knowledge’-desu zo. We get heated up when talking about games, but if a person without much knowledge of games were to mix into the group, they would feel left out. It is important to have other knowledge.” (Fuji)

“I see.” (Makoto)

As expected of the communication master Fuji-yan. 

It really helps out. 

“Therefore, Takki-dono must also learn to understand the greatness of beast ears-desu zo!” (Fuji)

Looks like he simply wanted to talk about his tastes. 

It didn’t help out. 

“I feel like people who like beast ears are also knowledgeable about games though… This is my preconception though.” (Makoto)

“Muh, now that you mention it, that does sound true.” (Fuji)

It was that kind of pointless talk.

I still continued not understanding the greatness of beast ears even after that.

Anyways…

Momo, Mel-san, and I were having heated conversations about magic.

Only Hero Abel isn’t participating in the talk.

That’s not good.

“Can you teach me Sun Magic? I recently got the Skill and I am not used to it.” (Makoto)

“Me teaching you…? Got it! Leave it to me!” (Abel)

The face of Abel brightened up.

That was the right route.

“Then, I will show you my magic first.” (Makoto)

“R-Right now?!” (Abel)

“Hey, you people, don’t go messing up your magic on my back, okay…?” (Mel)

Mel-san warned us, and continued our journey in the sky. 

◇Hero Abel POV◇

It was now night, and Helemerck-sama said that she was tired, so we decided on camping. 

Makoto-san caught fishes from the river, and Momo-chan cooked.

I was thinking about helping out in something, but Makoto-san said ‘It is okay, just rest’, so I now have nothing to do.

After everyone had dinner, it was decided that we would be resting in shifts. 

“Then, you go first, Abel-san.” (Makoto)

“Master, you are wobbling. Please rest.” (Momo)

“Spirit User-kun, you are the one that’s the most tired. Rest.” (Mel)

“Got it…” (Makoto)

Looks like Makoto-san had used quite the amount of stamina from riding the White Dragon-sama. 

He lied down, and it didn’t take long for him to fall asleep. 

“I will too!” (Momo) 

Momo-chan slipped into the blanket of Makoto-san and she seemed to be sleeping peacefully too. 

She looked like a little sister that’s looking to be spoilt by her brother. 

The ones remaining were me and the White Dragon-sama. 

By the way, the figure of the White Dragon-sama is currently not that of a dragon but a human woman.

“…”

“…”

There’s no conversation. 

This is awkward. 

The White Dragon-sama speaks to me as if breaking the silence. 

“By the way, why is it that you are currently in your female form…your Heaven Winged Folk form? Isn’t it a form you should be hiding?” (Mel)

“There’s only people who know about my secret here, after all… Also, it is easier on me to be in this form at night. I return to my male form in the morning though…” (Anna)

“Fumu, a mixed race constitution, huh. Must be tough on you.” (Mel)

“Yeah… I have been wary of my surroundings at all times so as to not be caught. It has been a while since I have been able to stay in my natural form.” (Anna)

I say this as I glanced at the sleeping face of Makoto-san.

It hasn’t been that long since I met him.

But Makoto-san has been surprising me left and right. 

I should follow him.

I am sure everything will go well if I believe in him.

My thoughts naturally flowed in that direction. 

“This man…is in a precarious state.” (Mel)

The White Dragon-sama muttered.

I almost failed to pick that up.

In a precarious state? 

Makoto-san? 

Even though he is this strong? 

I looked at the White Dragon-sama in surprise.

“What, Human Hero-kun. Don’t you think so too? Could it be that you were thinking that everything would go well if you were to follow the Spirit User-kun?” (Mel)

“?!” 

She grinned.

I felt like the White Dragon-sama had seen through the very depths of my heart. I fell silent. 

Why is she saying something like that? 

“White Dragon-sama… Please tell me what you mean by that.” (Anna)

“Don’t raise your voice. The two will wake up… This is purely my opinion, so there’s no guarantee I am right. You still want to hear it despite that?” (Mel)

“Please do…” (Anna)

“Alright.” (Mel)

Saying this, what the legendary White Dragon-sama told me was plenty enough to shock me. 

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114 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 243: Takatsuki Makoto heads to the Moon Country

    1. So Momo became the disciple of Mel. Also, that line :
      ““Spirit User-kun, want me to fly a bit slower?” (Mel)”
      I bet that Momo learned that way of speaking from her.

      ““Can you teach me Sun Magic? I recently got the Skill and I am not used to it.” (Makoto)
      “Me teaching you…? Got it! Leave it to me!” (Abel)
      The face of Abel brightened up.
      That was the right route.”
      What a womanizer.

      “I will too!” (Momo)
      Momo-chan slipped into the blanket of Makoto-san and she seemed to be sleeping peacefully too.
      She looked like a little sister that’s looking to be spoilt by her brother.
      Momo is too cute ! Give her headpats !

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    1. “Isn’t it the other way around? There’s no other thing to do here aside from training, right?” (Makoto)
      My disciple was saying something that made no sense.
      Don’t apply your insanity to Great Sage, maniac 🤦

      “Yeah… I have been wary of my surroundings at all times so as to not be caught. It has been a while since I have been able to stay in my natural form.” (Anna)
      So it was her natural form. So she’s probably a female before male.

      Saying this, what the legendary White Dragon-sama told me was plenty enough to shock me. 
      Let me take a guess, he’s an incredibly suspicious virgin?

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      1. Of course Mel can see a Abel has hots for Makoto so she might be giving her tips to bag the man not that would help with how crazy he is.

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      1. It’s going to be something about how crazy he is.
        Makoto is rushing too much.
        He’s got the team completed but momo-chan still inexperienced, Abel hasn’t awakened and Johnny…. I think he is good to go actually.
        He should explode… I mean explore some other possibilities and train them for a year or so.

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      2. Would one year be enough though ? I think Momo should at least be able to defeat a demon lord confidant by herself in order to be useful. As for Anna, she should at least be on the same level than Sakurai. Moreover, is she a Holy Maiden right now ?

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      3. Lucy has the grate sage skill too and in a year she got good enough to massacred almost anything below demon lord I think.
        Anna is questionable, or rather we don’t have enough information. But maybe because of her inheritance as a… celestial? (Or what was she?) anyway, maybe because of what she is she qualifies as a Holy Maiden.

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      4. Lucy has Grand Mage not Sage skill.

        “Lucy shows me her Soul Book.
        Unique Skill; [Fire Magic: Monarch], [Grand Mage], [Spirit User].”
        Chapter 10

        Momo has all of the attributes to train so I think it’s harder for her.

        “I heard that with Grand Mage you can use Fire, Water, Wood, and Earth though.” (Makoto)

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      5. One of the main characters is from a peculiar clan.
        They don’t define their gender until they find their fateful partners or something.
        Actually I stopped reading it because there was this one really long hiatus

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      6. I think Makoto didn’t like the idea to stay in this era for far too long because there are people waiting for him. So, if he can finish his mission sooner, that’s better. That’s why he speedrun it. It just, there few things that need to point out :
        1. Makoto’s walkthrough book probably had a lot of things that was omitted from the real history, and he didn’t really aware of it.
        2. There’s no timestamp detail in his walkthrough book. So, when a certain event happened is kinda vague. Like, when was the party defeat Iblis?? Is it weeks or months or years after the party gathered?

        So, Makoto would probably think like this, “I’m going speedrun this event, so screw it!!”

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      7. And when he will be asked about this, he will answer: « I saved the world ? Well, it is just something that happened in the past. Let’s leave it aside.»
        He is the type to not pay attention to a game after he cleared it after all.

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      8. More so this walkthrough booklet is more of a beautified second-hand knowledge. It is more of “This and that did happen so aim/care for this”. Spoiler booklet, so to say. Problem is, he himself added is already out of book’s scope, don’t need to mention devils’ original spell interference. So kinda ” troll spoiler booklet” in the end

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  1. Thanks for the chapter!

    “This is my first time teaching a human…no, a half-vampire. Fufu, I am strict, you know?” (Mel)

    “Please be gentle…” (Momo)

    Oh dear. My fantasies are at it again. Wait, she’s still a 10 years old! Hold it, me, you can do it xD

    Abel-san changed his form to femlae at night, huh? Definitely not intentional ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    1. [Bonk twice] Hands down, sir. Don’t lewd loli(still not a legal loli) and a person still not decided of his/her gender and sexuality

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    1. “By the way, why is it that you are currently in your female form…your Heaven Winged Folk form? Isn’t it a form you should be hiding?” (Mel)
      “There’s only people who know about my secret here, after all… Also, it is easier on me to be in this form at night. I return to my male form in the morning though…” (Anna)
      “Fumu, a mixed race constitution, huh. Must be tough on you.” (Mel)
      “Yeah… I have been wary of my surroundings at all times so as to not be caught. It has been a while since I have been able to stay in my natural form.” (Anna)

      Heh you just want makoto to take a notice of your womanly side right?

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      1. Makoto’s womanizing skills are way too powerful ! Let’s give a new title to Makoto !
        How about “Greatest Womanizer Under Heavens”. 😂😂😂

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      2. Thanks for the chapter.
        We can already guess why hero abel left anna in the past since she must have become a girl permanently. 🤭

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  2. Mel-san has already figured out that he is an Apostle of Noah so I guess what she has to say is related to that. Unless she has figured out something else? Maybe she has guessed that he comes from the future…

    Thanks for the chapter

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    1. No. She just said he’s in a precarious state right? Maybe it’s something like he’s gonna die if keep being reckless and ask Anna to put a rein on him since Mel lost to him or something.

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    2. that seems unlikely considering she was threa- persuaded to keep that a secret. there are plenty of other things that could cause issues with him though.

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  3. Wait didn’t Makoto ride on a pegasus when he went to the wood country? I could be wrong, but i’m pretty sure that he wasn’t scared of heights at that time so why is he scared now?

    But Thanks for the Chapter!

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  4. “Listen here, Takki-dono. At the times when there’s more than 3 friends, the conversation topics should preferably be ‘shared knowledge’-desu zo. We get heated up when talking about games, but if a person without much knowledge of games were to mix into the group, they would feel left out. It is important to have other knowledge.” (Fuji)

    The words of Fuji-kun here hit me struck… I been living in this world for more than 37 years, and just found out about this.. Damn, I learn something new… You have my gratitude there…

    And thanks for the chap…

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  5. Thank you for the chapter!

    1- Makoto’s training mania comes in handy for once: against the Demon Lords, every moment of training counts;

    2- Ohhhh, so Anna is Abel’s natural form…

    3- What is Mel about to tell Anna, I wonder? About his weak stats, and how Makoto is forcing himself?

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    1. most likely or the issue with his lifespan (overuse of lifespan by dia), cause thats sole thing that she can tell him when makoto forbid her about him being old god apostle

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  6. Fujiyan is giving out award winning advice here! I will also offer my own tips in conversation! Conversations are like turn-based battles. Remember that!

    Female is Anna’s natural form. Good to know. Good to know. We can now ship her without any doubts.

    Wait until Mel finds out that Makoto can easily increase his lifespan! Makoto on Mel’s back being blasted by wind reminds me of that janken battle in Hinamatsuri. That was a funny scene.

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    1. Giving Makoto communication skills is incredibly dangerous ! He must not become more skilled ! If he does, Makoto will become the « Greatest Womanizer Under Heavens » !

      Yeah, Anna’s base form is female, so it erases the awkwardness of the gender bender. Now, they should just find a way to have her gender fixed.

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  7. I’m a bit surprised that Makoto was scared of riding a dragon when he had no problems with a pegasus.

    Meanwhile Makoto continues being a training maniac. Nothing to do? Train your magic. At least he isn’t telling Momo to train in her sleep… yet. Anyways so it looks like Momo will be taught teleportation by Mel. Mel says she’s strict but wait till she sees Makoto’s insane training regimen. Her training will probably be easy compared to his.

    So her Anna form is apparently her original form. I’m guessing she’s gonna start staying in that form longer because of Makoto and her secret will be out.

    So what’s Mel gonna tell Anna that she noticed about Makoto? That he’s not from this era? That he’s using up his lifespan? Or that he’s running himself ragged trying to speedrun things and his body won’t be able to handle it for much longer? Mel can’t say that Makoto is an evil god apostle since Makoto told her to keep quiet about that.

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  8. Thanks for the update

    What did she tell him(her?), I think is about Makoto keep reducing his lifespan when using Dia and they didn’t know Makoto has a way to increase his lifespan

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  9. Thanks for the translation.

    I guess having low stats makes riding a dragon at high speed much more stressful.
    Also, seems like Anna sees her female body as her natural form. Interesting. Mel is a female dragon too. The harem dream expands. It’s hard to believe you’d still be reading this far if you don’t like harem, so I’ll assume you’re all with me on this.
    I’d feel bad for Johhny, having to accompany Makoto and his harem into battle if he wasn’t a womanising bastard himself. Too bad about the daughters, but if Dia is enough to scare them off, life with Makoto would be impossible for them~

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  10. See, I’m right, Abel’s real or natural form is female. She needs power to sustain Abel form.

    So what if Laphroaig is actually a last resistance from the demons? And When Makoto and Co. arrive, it is already in ruins.

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  11. Thanks for the chapter~!

    We’re going to Laphroaig soon. What encounter we’ll meet?

    Makoto’s training mania is in action. Momo’s harshness when teaching and what makes most heroes and oracles under her tutelage to be afraid of her must be because she got it from Makoto.

    Anna’s gender! Maybe she’ll get a gender lock feature? “If she founds someone she loves she gets to be permanently a she” maybe?

    Mel’s ominous words. Perhaps Makoto is in danger because he’s reckless and doesn’t have disembodied cute goddess voice this time. Or he misses his harem.

    With that said, the cliff this time is dangerously steep. Will we ever get solace?

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  12. Thank you for the chapter!!

    hmm, i wonder Anna will met him later in future, since she is an Angel her lifespan should be long

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  13. Thanks for the chapter!
    Also curious to know what Mel will tell Anna…
    But of course she will stay female in the end: Abel will be gone and only the holy maiden will stay, as history tells.
    About the moon oracle, I’m hoping there were some misunderstanding there. Like historians made up the oracle betrayal only to justify the demihuman and beastkind oppression.
    Let’s see what happens with the calamity witch!

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  14. Poor Johnny, I can guess how fed up he’s going to be after just a few hours in Makoto’s harem party.

    I am guessing that there’s going to be some deviation from the records of historians in the Laphroaig kingdom.

    Mel… You and strict? Maybe in other people’s eyes, but for Makoto it would be like a lukewarm shower.
    Poor Momo, I can understand why everyone doesn’t want to be taught by her. After going through Makoto’s training, everyone would be traumatized.

    Makoto being unable to withstand the wind on Mel’s back is kind of sad, stupid low stats!

    Noah being the first Goddess to scout Makoto… That is suspicious, I am guessing that Makoto had a talk with her in the past.

    Makoto is speedrunning the past… Nothing new here, move along citizen.

    Makoto being in a precarious situation. Mel-san, if it’s about the increasingly low life span, I don’t think that you have to worry about that. Just go and defeat some demon lord’s confidant, sacrifice him to Eir and voila, new lifespan acquired. I can now imagine them going around and sacrificing every single underling to the Goddess. I can just imagine the pure horror that the demon lord underlings are going to experience. Ah, good times indeed.

    I am remembering something here, wasn’t Makoto’s favorite ending, from way back in the first chapter, the one where the hero becomes the demon lord? This opens up new possibilities.

    Makoto is a user of destiny magic, if he trains in it, maybe he’s going to be able to go into the future with the help of the Time Spirits. Honestly, I think that this is his best bet to go back into the future as he is now, without any: I am going to freeze my body and entrust my soul to the goddesses shenanigans.

    As for Mel’s prediction, maybe she looked into the future and saw them losing after Makoto didn’t grind the levels for his whole party.
    What happened to your “I am someone who grinds till the limit, and acquiring every single good weapon, talking to every single villager twice before going up against the boss!” mentality?

    Thank you for the chapter!

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  15. Rather than a big sister, Mel gives me motherly vibes. She’s a very welcome addition to the party, isn’t she? The emotional center, even.
    She’s certainly less strict than the deranged proficiency grinder. If you think about it, Takki’s disciple is stronger than Rosalie. It’s a pretty interesting relationship.

    Precarious situation, huh? I’m imagining we’re either talking about the Spirit King business, or his relationship with Noah. Takki very clearly misses Noah, as she was his support once he was truly alone in the world. Now that she’s gone, and he’s alone again but strong this time…something’s missing? …Or it could just be the apostle reveal.

    Heh. Anna’s thought of “if I just follow him, things will work out” is totally what Sakurai feels too. I kinda want them to meet and just chat. Probably about Takatsuki.

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  16. Thanks for the chapter. The group is en route to Laphroaig, where I guess they’ll encounter the Moon Oracle of the time, the infamous Calamity Witch. I wonder if Makoto’s charm will end up attracting her too, though I doubt. I’m curious to see what sort of conclusion Mel has come to in regards to Makoto.

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  17. Thanks for the cl- chapter! ^^
    The cliff is steep in this one.
    The talk is probably about his life-span like most of us think or about him pushing his body to the limit.
    The black horse guess would be about his love-life that can kill him! XD

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  18. This aerial travel bit is pretty strange. Makoto was fine back then with a pegasus, which I’d thought was because if Clear Mind/RPG Player. And yet it doesn’t help here. Or maybe the speed/height is just that different?

    On the one hand, Makoto at least admits Mel is like a big sister. On the other hand, he’s apparently insensitive enough to bring up a woman’s age. As expected of the dense harem protagonist.

    Anna is developing a reliance on Makoto not unlike Sakurai’s. Both are rescued from impossible predicaments by Makoto after all. I suppose calling Undine on Balam is kinda like calling the police on a pedo-uncle.

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  19. Thanks for the chapter ~

    I’m sure the one Mel will say is Makoto’s eagerness to fight the GDK so fast. Imagine asking to go to defeat GDK the moment he tamed Mel XD

    And if the indication that she knows how Spirit users works, she must’ve known that Makoto is using his own lifespan to compensate, hence the precarious state…

    Maybe Mel knows only Anna/Abel can rein his recklessness probably (or Johhny, if she can tell him)… Mel can only follow him as she was defeated by him, She doubts Momo is old enough to berate him too…

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  20. Okay. After reading this chapter, it really is making me think that Abel/Anna did possibly chase after Makoto since we know that the true history known by the Sun country said Abel ran off.

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