“Forget about the drool.” (Ira)
Ira-sama wiped her mouth with a red face.
Right, the Goddess can read my mind.
Looks like my consideration was unnecessary.
“So, what did you want to talk about?” (Makoto)
I ask while still kneeled.
When I raised my head, there were the beautiful slender legs of the floating Ira-sama.
At this angle, I thought I would be able to see inside her skirt for sure, but by some divine force, I unfortunately couldn’t see her panties.
Looks like it works the same as with Noah-sama.
“Where are you looking?!” (Ira)
Ira-sama uncrossed her legs and grabbed the hem of her skirt with a bright red face.
“It is because you were floating Ira-sama that the positioning was just right though?” (Makoto)
I thought for sure she was trying to show them on purpose.
“There’s no way that would be the case! I will make a place to sit at!” (Ira)
Ira-sama snapped her fingers and *pang!* a big sound was made that shook the place, and a giant canopy bed fell down.
Ira-sama sat on the bed, and she slapped the spot by her side.
“Come on, you sit here too.” (Ira)
Is this Goddess doing this on purpose?
Sit by her side at the bed?
If a top class beauty Goddess were to do something like that, a man would misunderstand, you know?
“Huh?! Do you intend to put a hand on me? If you do that, these little ones would execute you!” (Ira)
“Little ones?” (Makoto)
When I looked, there was a gathering of plushies with big scissors close to the bed.
They were staring at me with their blank eyes.
I don’t have the courage to put a hand on her to begin with, but I take some distance from Ira-sama as I sit by her side.
“Now then, Takatsuki Makoto.” (Ira)
Ira-sama made a smile that sent shivers down my spine, and her crystal-like eyes were staring at me.
When I look up close, she really does have inhuman beauty.
“Y-Yes, Ira-sama?” (Makoto)
“Good job on the subjugation of the Demon Lord.” (Ira)
“A lot of unexpected things happened though.” (Makoto)
“…Yeah, that’s true.” (Ira)
Ira-sama grimaced at my words.
“You can see the future, right, Ira-sama? You couldn’t predict it?” (Makoto)
If we had known beforehand, we could have tried to do something about it.
“M-My bad. But…the Miracle Magic that the Demon Lord used…it was strange. It is originally not a feat that the Demon Lord Bifrons should be able to do. Someone is pulling the strings at the back.” (Ira)
“…The Devils?” (Makoto)
I have heard that Iblis is the Apostle of Typhon.
Then the ones who lend help to their subordinate Demon Lords must be the Devils.
“…Devils rarely pull roundabout tricks like controlling time and setting traps. They consider absolute power that can crush everything as supreme. It is unlike them. There’s the possibility that another God faction is involved…” (Ira)
“Well, it was our victory in the end, so isn’t it okay to not mind it?” (Makoto)
Ira-sama made an ‘unbelievable!’ face at my words.
“When the night and day shifted, I confirmed several thousands of possible futures. They were all futures of ‘the Light Hero falling’. I thought that was the end…” (Ira)
“But we solved it by synchronizing.” (Makoto)
Ira-sama held her head at what I said.
“Do you understand just how dangerous it is to connect with me? There’s only one in millions of people who have a body that a Goddess can descend to like the Destiny Oracle Esther-chan. If a human with no such compatibility were to synchronize with a Goddess like me, they would be crippled in an instant, you know? I am meeting you here today for the sake of that too…” (Ira)
“What do you mean by that?” (Makoto)
Crippled? That’s quite the dangerous word that came out.
“A frail resident of the Mortal Realm and a God that possesses eternal life and an eternal body; the difference in existences is way too big. There’s no doubt it has caused negative effects to your body and mind. Here, I will check for you.” (Ira)
After saying this, Ira-sama touched all over my body unrestrainedly.
“Wa, that tickles.” (Makoto)
“Endure it.” (Ira)
I will say it as many times as it takes, but Ira-sama is a peerless beauty.
A girl like that is feeling up my body unrestrainedly.
Clear Mind, Clear Mind…
Ira-sama lowered her eyebrows.
“Is something the matter?” (Makoto)
“…This is strange. I don’t see any abnormalities. Hey, Takatsuki Makoto, do you feel anything off with your body? Is there maybe a part of your memories missing?” (Ira)
I tilt my head.
My body felt heavy after having slept for 3 days, but there wasn’t anything off aside from that with my body.
As for my memories, they are currently clear.
“Ah, now that I think about it…” (Makoto)
I remember about the happenings of the underground lake, and tell her the story about me hearing ‘sounds of the future’.
“Eh, future? I gave you the Destiny Magic: Elementary Skill, so you shouldn’t have Clairvoyance though?” (Ira)
“That’s right. It is weird.” (Makoto)
“Hmmm~, your mana hasn’t increased, and your Skills haven’t cha————eh?” (Ira)
Ira-sama, who was fondling my body around, opened her eyes wide.
“Is something the matter, Ira-sama?” (Makoto)
“You…why do you have Anima in your body…eh? This is my Anima? No way… Why?” (Ira)
She didn’t answer my question.
She made a stern face as she observed my body.
Ira-sama suddenly grabbed my right arm.
She forcefully turned my sleeve over.
There was a blue shining crest floating there.
If I remember correctly, at the time when the comet was falling onto Great Keith…
“The crest that Noah drew…?” (Ira)
“That’s right.” (Makoto)
I nodded at Ira-sama’s words.
In the past, when I failed to Transform my right arm into a Spirit and my magic went out of control, Noah-sama placed this spell on me to stop that.
“I also know about your actions at Great Keith from the records. Eir-oneesama helped out, and I am also aware that Noah temporarily descended to the Mortal Realm and placed a Miracle on her believer to stop his Spirit Transformation. But…this is a double-layered magic formula? Moreover, it is intricately hidden.” (Ira)
“Ira-sama…what’s the effect of this spell?” (Makoto)
I am getting uneasy here.
Noah-sama plotting something at the back is the usual, but did she put some weird magic in me?
Ira-sama slowly opened her mouth.
“A Miracle Spell that assists…in the synchronization with the Destiny Goddess.” (Ira)
The words of Ira-sama reverberate in my head.
Assist in the synchronization with Ira-sama…
In other words, the event of just before.
I thought it was impressive I could synchronize with a Goddess, but it was thanks to Noah-sama, huh.
“Then there’s no problem, right?” (Makoto)
That’s exactly what saved us.
As expected of Noah-sama.
“What are you saying?! What happened this time around was a tsunami of unexpected events. No one should have been able to predict this.” (Ira)
“Didn’t she simply think I might do that?” (Makoto)
Noah-sama and I have known each other for long.
I feel like she could easily predict what I would do and set this up.
“You could say she reached that conclusion after seeing your radical actions, but…why conceal it…? Could it be that Noah predicted this? There’s no way that’s…” (Ira)
Ira-sama was mumbling, but the emotion I had was only one.
“Thank you very much…Noah-sama.” (Makoto)
I am currently not a believer, but I placed the dagger in front of my chest and offered a prayer.
“You…this is my temple in the Divine Realm, the Destiny Goddess… I am impressed you dare pray to a different Goddess in my face.” (Ira)
I apologized, and Ira-sama sighed.
“Well, fine. I don’t like the fact that Noah helped out, but we dealt with a Demon Lord by synchronizing. There’s no abnormalities to the body and mind of Takatsuki Makoto. It resulted in something good. I will talk about the plans for the future now.” (Ira)
“Yes, Ira-sama.” (Makoto)
I correct my posture.
“First, the bad news. I have been forbidden from descending in my Oracle.” (Ira)
I thought it was rare to see Esther-san herself when I woke up.
I was wondering ‘why isn’t it Ira-sama herself?’.
It was because she has been forbidden from descending.
The reason is obvious.
“It is…because of me, right?” (Makoto)
“The Time Miracle Magic that Takatsuki Makoto used… Having a resident of the Mortal Realm use that goes heavily against the Divine Realm Regulations… This is the penalty of that.” (Ira)
The words of Ira-sama were lighter than expected.
“I am sorry…” (Makoto)
“I don’t mind. If on top of missing the changes in history, I ended up having Hero Abel die, it would have been possible that my position as a Goddess would be revoked. I would rather take this punishment than to go back to being a Goddess Trainee again.” (Ira)
It looks like she isn’t that angry about being forbidden from descending.
Or more like, you can even have your position as Goddess revoked?
The world of the Gods has their fair share of pains too.
“Also, if we use the necklace I gave you, we can communicate as we have until now.” (Ira)
“Got it.” (Makoto)
“Now then, next.” (Ira)
Ira-sama crossed her arms and looked at me meaningfully.
“What is it?” (Makoto)
When I asked, I felt she was hesitant.
Is there more bad news?
“Whether it is bad or not…depends on how the individual takes it. This is something that involves you, Takatsuki Makoto.” (Ira)
I corrected my posture and waited for the words of Ira-sama.
“Hero Abel…no, Holy Maiden Anna? That girl is in love with you, Takatsuki Makoto.” (Ira)
Are we having a love talk here?
No no, there should be a deep meaning to this.
I waited for the next words.
“Hero Abel’s trigger to awaken was the death of the Fire Hero Olga. Just before she fell in the battle against Demon Lord Bifrons, she would say ‘Live strong. You are my prided son’ which became the trigger. That’s how Hero Abel would awaken as the Light Hero.” (Ira)
“That’s…I know.” (Makoto)
It is a famous story.
But the current situation is…
“But the current Fire Hero Olga died by the hands of the mad Demon Lord Cain. Abel lost his trigger to awaken. However, he managed to awaken his original power just recently. Do you know the reason why?” (Ira)
I am beginning to see what she is trying to get at.
“I think you have already noticed, but you are the support of Abel’s heart at present, Takatsuki Makoto.” (Ira)
It is troubling to have it stated so bluntly.
I do feel honored though.
But the other party is the legendary savior.
“Anna told you she had something to talk about with you later, right?” (Ira)
“Yes… Why do you know that?” (Makoto)
“I saw the future of Anna. I won’t give you detailed instructions, but try to answer her feelings as much as possible.” (Ira)
“I would need to know about what she is going to talk about in the first place…” (Makoto)
“You will be confessed to.” (Ira)
Isn’t that something you shouldn’t be telling me?!
“What’s with that face? It is better than being confessed without having your heart ready for it, right? Listen well here. Don’t go rejecting her not even by mistake, okay?” (Ira)
“B-But I…” (Makoto)
I can’t hide my agitation.
“I know. You have your lovers waiting in the future and have no intention of staying in this era. But answer the feelings of Anna even if it is a lie. Until you defeat the Great Demon Lord.” (Ira)
I don’t know what to say.
I came to the past to save the world.
I don’t have the leeway to choose the means.
But…to deceive Anna for the sake of that?
Can such an act really be forgiven towards a party member?
Playing with the heart of someone…
“Takatsuki Makoto, I know this is heart-wrenching, but…you are the only one. Please.” (Ira)
She took my hands with her small hands and looked at me with serious eyes.
“That’s sly.” (Makoto)
I will think of a countermeasure.
As sincere as possible, and in a way that doesn’t hurt Anna.
“Thanks, Takatsuki Makoto. You are a real help.” (Ira)
A sigh of relief reached my ears.
At any rate, Ira-sama is really uptight.
If it were Noah-sama or Eir-sama, they would definitely say something like ‘You are lucky being loved by a beauty like that. Push her down☆!’
Ira-sama must have read my mind, she made a face as if saying she couldn’t argue that.
“Am I really that uptight? Before I became a Goddess, my sisters told me a whole lot to relax my shoulders…” (Ira)
“You were told that a lot…?” (Makoto)
Well, I did have that feeling from how she was descended the whole time instead of just telling her Oracle though.
On the other hand, Eir-sama looks like she just goes with the flow, and feels like the type that schemes something, but she is reliable.
“Hey! Don’t say that! I am also doing my best.” (Ira)
“Of course, I rely on you a whole lot too, Ira-sama. So, what should we do next?” (Makoto)
We derailed quite a lot there, so I moved to the main topic.
We may have defeated the Demon Lord, but there’s still a lot more to do.
I still haven’t even seen the shadow of the Great Demon Lord.
Ira-sama didn’t answer my question immediately and had her gaze wander.
Is it something that’s difficult to say?
If it is something that’s even more difficult than even the dealing of Anna-san from before, that would be…
“Uhm…can you listen to what I have to say about my mistake with the battle against the Demon Lord Bifrons…?” (Ira)
She asked me with an upward glance.
“I will listen. Anything.” (Makoto)
When I said that, Ira-sama made a big smile.
She is unfairly cute.
I fell with that cuteness…not really, but despite everything said, I do trust Ira-sama.
It was thanks to Ira-sama that we managed to defeat the Demon Lord after all. She also gives advice every now and then.
That’s why I want to overcome the difficult hurdles of the past together with her.
I don’t say it out loud, but the feelings in my heart have been transmitted.
Ira-sama opens her mouth as if she had resolved herself.
“Takatsuki Makoto…want to go defeat the Great Demon Lord?” (Ira)
Today is the sale of the 6th volume of the Light Novel and the 1st volume of the manga.
One thing I want to point out.
I have added a Noah-sama POV in the 1st volume of the manga. In all 269 chapters, I haven’t written a Noah-sama POV even once, so that would be the first time. I actually wanted to save that for the last chapters though. I can’t go against the Editor-san…