“Hero-kun Anna and the Little One Momo are now the lovers of the Spirit User-kun, you say?” (Mel)
“That’s right, White Dragon. Looks like Our King has awakened to his sexual desires all of a sudden…” (Dia)
“Isn’t that good? They do say that heroes love their women. He is the main star of the Demon Lord subjugation. Let him do as many women he wants. Wonder if he will take my daughters too.” (Johnny)
“Please spare me from increasing the numbers, Elf Chief!” (Makoto)
When I went to consult with Mel-san and Johnny-san about fighting the Great Demon Lord, for some reason, Dia was with them.
It seems like the 3 were drinking, and there were bottles of alcohol scattered around.
An Undine can drink alcohol?
“Oh, isn’t that the womanizer Spirit User-kun?” (Mel)
“Our King~, I am lonely…” (Dia)
Mel-san had a grin on her face, and Dia was making a sulky expression.
“Excuse the intrusion.” (Makoto)
“Glad to see you here, Makoto-dono! Let’s drink together!” (Johnny)
When I sat close to the 3, the first one to speak to me was Johnny-san.
His normal silent demeanor was not there, and he was pretty merry.
He was frequently urging me to drink.
While at it, he was speaking fervently about me becoming the husband of his daughter.
Johnny-san has been a great help to us, but who knows what Anna-san and Momo would say if I gave the ok here, so I politely refused.
Johnny-san seemed to be sad about it, but he didn’t force it.
“Our King~, care about me too…” (Dia)
Dia leaned coquettishly against me.
“My bad, my bad.” (Makoto)
I say that and brushed her beautiful blue hair.
The reality is that Dia has saved me several times already.
I wouldn’t have been able to survive without her.
This is just me assuming, but I feel like the Great Water Spirit that helped me out at the time Highland was going to be attacked by a stampede of monsters in the future was Dia.
This is something that I wouldn’t be able to know even if I asked her here though.
Spirits apparently don’t have the concept of aging.
I definitely should confirm once I go back to the future.
Dia, who had passed out from drinking, was sleeping peacefully on my lap.
“It is hard to believe…that you can control a living calamity, a Great Spirit, to this extent…” (Mel)
Mel-san was looking over here as if looking at something fearsome.
“I knew that my eyes weren’t lying to me. The Spirit User-kun was an outstanding talent that can defeat a Demon Lord.” (Mel)
“The one who defeated the Demon Lord wasn’t me but the Light Hero Anna-san.” (Makoto)
“I am impressed you can say that after using God Rank Time Magic. The Demon Lord was completely scared of you, you know?” (Mel)
My memories in those areas are hazy.
Might be the fault of having Clear Mind at 100%.
At the time we were having that chat…
“Makoto-dono, you came here because you had something to talk with us about, right?” (Johnny)
Johnny-san stated this as he gulped down his drink.
He also poured some for me, but it was a really strong drink, so I couldn’t gulp it down in one go.
Johnny-san can really hold his liquor.
“Really, Spirit User-kun?” (Mel)
“How about resting your body for a while? You defeated a Demon Lord just recently, you know?” (Mel)
Mel-san gave me a tone of disbelief as she enjoyed the drink that looked like red wine.
That figure of hers was picturesque.
(Now then…how do I break the topic out?) (Makoto)
I have already told Anna-san and Momo about the subjugation of the Great Demon Lord.
They frowned slightly at it, but I did get an agreement from them.
Now all that’s left is to get an answer from the other two, but…I do feel apprehensive about bringing them to even more hardships when we have just defeated a Demon Lord.
But well, I am someone who had been pushed an impossible task by Althena-sama when he came to the far past though…
“We are going to go defeat the Great Demon Lord, right? I will accompany you.” (Johnny)
Johnny-san said this as if nothing while pouring a drink into a big cup.
Mel-san and I raised our voices in surprise.
The first one to react was Mel-san.
“What stupid thing are you saying?! We should first gather our fighting force in this continent. The warriors that have been hiding at different points will begin to gather after the defeat of the Demon Lord. Also, there’s other Demon Lords! We should put the Great Demon Lord for far later!” (Mel)
What Mel-san said was logical.
I was also thinking like that before speaking with Ira-sama.
“War is about momentum. The other side wins in power. It would be better to ride in this momentum.” (Johnny)
Johnny-san gulps down another cup.
…Aren’t you drinking too much?
“Good grief… Chief-dono, you are way too imprudent. Spirit User-kun, you tell him too.” (Mel)
Mel-san throws the conversation to me.
Of course, with a tone as if saying I will obviously be against it.
I am feeling a bit bad about this.
“I have received an oracle from Ira-sama saying that we should go subjugate the Great Demon Lord at once.” (Makoto)
“As expected of the Destiny Goddess. She understands war.” (Johnny)
Johnny-san seems to be having a lot of fun here.
Mel-san, who is against the idea, was making a face of true dislike here.
“Mel-san…if you don’t want to do it…” (Makoto)
“Fine, I will lend you my strength. That was the promise after all.” (Mel)
“…Is that okay?” (Makoto)
“Don’t make me say it again.” (Mel)
“Thank you very much.” (Makoto)
I lowered my head to the two.
“Yup… Our King is invincible… Yup…” (Dia)
I hear the sleep talk of Dia.
I need her to do one more big work for me.
I gulp down the drink that Johnny-san had poured for me.
I got a bit dizzy.
(I somehow managed to get everyone to agree…) (Makoto)
And in this way, I managed to get the consent from everyone that should face the Great Demon Lord.
◇The Next Morning◇
“We are leaving already…?” (Mel)
Mel-san was weary…
“I am sorry, Mel-san. Ira-sama rushed me a whole lot inside my dream. Thanks to that, I am lacking sleep. I gave her a piece of my mind.” (Makoto)
“…I am surprised you can even complain to a Goddess, Spirit User-kun.” (Mel)
Mel-san sighed lightly.
“We are finally lopping off the head of the boss, huh. My arms are shaking in excitement.” (Johnny)
Johnny-san fixed his favored katana to his waist and made a fearless face.
Or more like, the statements of Johnny-san sound japanese-like every now and then.
Is he an otherworlder?
“Johnny-san, is it okay to not give your farewells to the people of the city? Everyone will be sad if you were to leave without saying anything.” (Makoto)
It seems like he will be leaving without telling anyone.
“It is okay. I left a note. I have only been thinking about how to maintain my people alive, but this city is already in a state where it can run fine without me. Once we defeat the Great Demon Lord, I want to travel the whole world.” (Johnny)
“I see.” (Makoto)
This is just as I learned in history.
Johnny-san travels the whole world after defeating the Great Demon Lord.
He also made children while at it.
I see. So he was enduring from doing what he wanted for the sake of his people, huh.
In that sense, that wildness of his down resembles Rosalie-san.
Momo was uneasy as always.
But her skills in magic have increased greatly.
“It is okay, Momo.” (Makoto)
I actually don’t want to drag her into this battle, but telling her to not come along would be impossible.
That’s why I must protect her.
“W-We are really going, huh…Makoto-san.” (Anna)
Anna-san had a paler face than Momo.
She had the Holy Sword Balmung at her waist.
“If Makoto-san is going to fight the Great Demon Lord, I will also follow.”
It hurt me a bit when I had her say that yesterday while trembling.
But her cooperation is necessary if we want to defeat the Great Demon Lord.
(Even so…) (Makoto)
I once again look at the party members.
The legendary and holy ancient dragon-sama.
The guardian that has been protecting Highland since its conception, the Great Sage Momo.
The brave warrior of Spring Log, Johnny-san.
And the Savior; the Light Hero, Anna-san.
(The legendary members have gathered…) (Makoto)
But well, it was unexpected that Anna and Abel were the same person though.
I am even questioning myself here if it is really okay for me to be together with them.
(Nothing would be achieved without you there!) (Ira)
A voice resonated heavily in my head.
You are pretty, so…can’t you speak in a more gentle manner?
(I am buried in work here because of breaking the rules of the Divine Realm Regulations, you know?!) (Ira)
I imagine an Ira-sama with bags under her eyes.
She is apparently being worked to the bone 24/7.
The Goddess industry is a slave driver, huh.
I feel like it is an issue of how you do your work too, Ira-sama.
(Listen well here. You must win no matter what… If you lose, I will be deprived from my Goddess position…) (Ira)
The tone of Ira-sama was super serious.
Now then, the residents would make a ruckus if they find us, so I was thinking about departing in a way that they don’t find us, but…I notice the footsteps of someone.
“I have come to see you all off.”
The owner of that voice was the Destiny Oracle, Esther-san.
I thought for sure she would come with us, but her fighting ability is apparently low, and she said she would only be deadweight.
“Then, we are going, Esther-san.” (Makoto)
“Yes, be careful. But please let me pray for the victory of everyone before you depart.” (Esther)
Esther-san says this as she linked both hands and lowered her head lightly.
“Destiny Magic: [Blessing of the Goddess].” (Esther)
A beautiful light covers the body of Esther-san.
She then approaches Anna-san and kisses the back of her hand.
The place she kissed let out a faint light.
“This is…?” (Anna)
Esther-san smiles when Anna-san asks this.
“It is Destiny Magic that confers good luck. With this, the arrows and long distance spells of enemies won’t hit you.” (Esther)
That would help out a lot.
A buff spell of the Oracle-sama, huh.
I waited in excitement, but she went to Momo and Johnny-san, and I was ignored.
“Fufufu, Makoto-sama has the Divinity of Ira-sama. My spell doesn’t even begin to compare to that. Rather, it would get in the way.” (Esther)
Eeeh~, I also wanted the buff of the Destiny Oracle…
(Listen here! You have the world’s best luck in you!) (Ira)
I hear the loud voice of Ira-sama.
I have been having nothing but hardships since coming here though.
“Well, there’s no deep meaning to it, but if it is a kiss to wish you luck in battle, I can give as many as you want…” (Esther)
Esther-san said this with a smile as she approached me.
Why are you wrapping your arms around my head instead of taking my hand?
“Master! Let’s depart at once!” (Momo)
“Thank you very much for the spell of good luck, Esther-san! Let’s go, Makoto-san!” (Anna)
The Great Sage-sama and the Light Hero-san were pulling the collar of my clothes with incredible strength.
Esther-san was waving her hand at us all smiles.
Looks like she was teasing us there.
“Good grief… Well then, let’s go.” (Mel)
The White Dragon-san turned into her dragon form.
We ride on her back.
We went further and further away from the dungeon city, and departed to the sky that’s covered in black clouds.
And in this way, we are finally heading to the decisive battle against the Great Demon Lord.