TLN: The title is a huge spoiler for anyone just browsing, so I will just put it at the end of the chapter.
“Congratulations, Mako-kun. Now that you have stolen the first kiss of Noah, you are now one of us Gods~☆.” (Eir)
“Me…a God…? Haha, no way.” (Makoto)
Contrary to Eir-sama’s cheerful voice, mine was a raspy laugh.
Just what is Eir-sama saying?
There’s no way that’s possible.
“Well, that’s basically it, Makoto.” (Noah)
My shoulder was smacked.
When I looked back, there’s Noah-sama who is doing a wink☆.
No, what’s ‘basically it’?
The Destiny Goddess and Queen Noel are still frozen in place.
The Moon Goddess was glancing this way, but when our eyes met, she would face the other way.
What should I do…?
A tall person landed by my side.
With furrowed eyebrows and crossed arms.
“…I don’t know how many millennia it has been, but this is the birth of a new comrade. I welcome you, Takatsuki Makoto.” (Althena)
“You are accepting Takatsuki Makoto into the Realm of Gods, Althena-oneesama?! He hasn’t stepped into a single of the official procedures!” (Ira)
“Even so, he is not someone that we can just leave be in the Mortal Realm. Have you forgotten the incident with Alex?” (Althena)
The one thing that bothered me is…could it be that I have become like the Sun Hero?
“That’s a bit different, Mako-kun.” (Eir)
Eir-sama placed her hand on my shoulder.
“Alex-kun was the illegitimate child of God King Papa. The world’s strongest Demigod. You were simply given a bit of Divinity by Noah. Honestly speaking, among the Gods, you would be the weakest, I think.” (Eir)
“…I see.” (Makoto)
I nodded faintly.
The weakest God, huh.
Thinking like that, it isn’t that big of a deal then?
“But you are invincible in the Mortal Realm.” (Althena)
The Sun Goddess said this facing me.
“Also, you have the Spirit User, Makoto. If you borrow the power of the Great Spirits, I think you can win even against Alex-chan, you know? How about you try fighting him at the Divine Realm?” (Noah)
“Stop that, Noah. Takatsuki Makoto has become the trauma of Alex. He would just run away in tears the moment he sees his face.” (Althena)
Is that what has happened?
…Did I do something bad there?
No, he was horrible towards Princess and Sa-san, so he reaps what he sows.
That’s when I came back to my senses.
No good, I lost sight of my objective here.
Why do you think I came to the Deep Sea Temple?!
“What, Makoto?” (Noah)
Noah-sama, who should know my internal thoughts, smiled at me kindly.
“Please save the people that have been Charmed by the Calamity Witch! …If possible, in a direction that doesn’t destroy the world.” (Makoto)
“Why not save them then?” (Noah)
Noah-sama said straight on.
“E…Eh? No, the issue is how.” (Makoto)
“As you please. You are a God now, Makoto.” (Noah)
“Is that…how it works?” (Makoto)
“That’s right! If you borrow the power of the Great Light Spirits, you could cleanse the mind of everyone. You could use the Great Dark Spirits to overwrite the Charm of the Calamity Witch-chan. You could also control everyone with the Great Destiny Spirits! You can do anything you want!” (Noah)
I don’t really get it, but if Noah-sama says so, I feel like we will manage somehow.
“Then, I will do it, Noah-sama!” (Makoto)
“Go get ‘em☆, Makoto!” (Noah)
“Wait wait wait, Noah and Takatsuki Makoto! The Mortal Realm will be made a mess!” (Althena)
The Sun Goddess threw in a hold it while Noah-sama and I were hyped up.
Ah, now that I think about it, Gods can’t interfere with the Mortal realm.
It is written in the Divine Realm Regulations.
I can’t use the God powers that I finally got?
“…Unfortunately, Mako-kun is the only exception.” (Eir)
“Eir-sama? What do you mean by that?” (Makoto)
I tilt my head at the words of the Water Goddess-sama.
The one who took over the explanation was the Destiny Goddess.
“Takatsuki Makoto…you managed to overcome a Trial of the Gods which was the Deep Sea Temple. The method was…a bit forceful and blasphemous, but even so, that’s still an incredible achievement. And with that ‘benefit’, you have become the familiar of Noah, moreover, while still having your mortal body. Despite Takatsuki Makoto being a God, he is the only being who can influence the Mortal Realm without the need to use an Apostle or an Oracle as an intermediary… A resident of the Mortal Realm has ascended to Divinity, so this is natural though.” (Ira)
“Ira-sama… In other words…?” (Makoto)
In the end, does that mean that it is okay for me to use my God powers?
“…That’s right.” (Althena)
The one who affirmed this was the Sun Goddess.
“But if the just-made God Mako-kun does as he pleases, I am sure the Mortal Realm will be messed up.” (Eir)
“That’s right. That’s why…Ira, lend a hand to Takatsuki Makoto.” (Althena)
The Destiny Goddess and I look at each other at the words of the Sun Goddess.
“The wish of Takatsuki Makoto is to save the Moon Oracle Furiae. It would be impossible to separate her soul which has been fused with that of Nevia. Use the Miracle of a Goddess.” (Althena)
“Is it okay to leave it to Ira? Won’t she mess up?” (Noah)
It might be rude, but I agree a bit with Noah-sama here.
The Destiny Goddess is clumsy sometimes.
“Mako-kun is such a worrywart. Despite appearances, Ira-chan was the head of the class within the Goddess candidates in the whole galaxy, you know? She is really capable.” (Eir)
“Aah, now that you mention it, that was a thing. The youngest of the Holy Gods and the treasured child. Rumors even reached me about how an outstanding genius appeared.” (Naia)
“I see…” (Makoto)
The Moon Goddess added to the words of the Water Goddess.
This is a shocking revelation. Ira-sama had outstanding grades?
Ah, she is getting a bit shy here.
“Can’t be helped, Takatsuki Makoto! I will lend you my help! Be grateful.” (Ira)
After saying this, she mumbled some sort of incantation, and the body of the Destiny Goddess shone rainbow.
A great number of magic circles of varying sizes appeared and disappeared.
It is an ephemeral sight that I would like to look at forever.
“It will be taking a bit of time. I would like to use this opportunity to talk to you, Noel.” (Althena)
“Ah, Althena-sama!” (Noel)
Queen Noel, who was spaced out the whole time, hurriedly tried to kneel.
The Sun Goddess stopped that.
“Good work coming all the way to the Deep Sea Temple as a mortal… Being the companion of Noah’s Apostle must have been rough.” (Althena)
Althena-sama makes a wry smile.
Are you saying dealing with me is a pain?
Queen Noel was looking at me and Noah-sama with a hard to describe expression.
I then suddenly notice.
Is it okay for Queen Noel to look directly at Noah-sama?
At the time when Noah-sama descended on the capital of the Sun Country, everyone lost their minds…
“I have given my Divine Protection to Noel. There’s only Goddesses in the Deep Sea Temple after all. It would be inconvenient for her to keep her eyes closed the whole time.” (Althena)
I agree with the point of the Sun Goddess.
“I have to reward Noel.” (Althena)
“No…I simply followed Makoto-san.” (Noel)
“No normal person can -following the barbaric act of challenging a Divine Beast. It is impressive courage.” (Althena)
The Sun Goddess smiled kindly.
“Right right. Thanks to Noel-chan, Makoto managed to reach this place. Thanks~☆.” (Noah)
“N-No, it is an honor…!” (Noel)
By the time I noticed, Noah-sama was already right by the side of Queen Noel.
Queen Noel was stiffened with a nervous face.
“Fufufu, oh my, how cute. You don’t have to tremble, you know? Was it fun to adventure together with my Makoto? Or was it scary?” (Noah)
“M-Makoto-san is…a scary person. But…it was fun…” (Noel)
“Right~☆. He is my prided Apostle after all. But don’t fall in love with him, okay?” (Noah)
“I-I have Ryosuke-san, so…” (Noel)
“Oi, Noah, don’t tease my Oracle.” (Althena)
The Sun Goddess grabbed the back of Noah-sama’s neck and lifted her up like a cat.
“Hey, let go, Althena!” (Noah)
“You are way too close to the mortals. Learn moderation.” (Althena)
“Shut up, don’t tell me what to do!” (Noah)
“Oi, don’t flail around.” (Althena)
Noah-sama was smacking Althena-sama.
Althena-sama is making a face as if a little kitten had kicked her.
These two Goddesses really do get along.
“Noel, I will grant you one Miracle.” (Althena)
The Sun Goddess threw Noah-sama to the side.
Noah-sama made a spin just like a cat and landed on her feet.
A splendid display.
Also, I couldn’t see her underwear as if that were natural.
“Noel, this.” (Althena)
The Sun Goddess is giving something to Queen Noel.
It is a golden staff of around 1 meter in size.
A big magic crystal is shining rainbow at the tip of the staff.
A warm light is overflowing from the magic crystal.
“This is a magic crystal that has my Divinity in it. You should be able to undo any Charm with your Healing Magic. You can undo the Curse of the Light Hero first.” (Althena)
“With this…Ryosuke-san will…!” (Noel)
That’s the best smile Queen Noel has shown recently.
That’s a relief.
“But Althena…” (Noah)
“What, Noah?” (Althena)
“You can’t cleanse the Charm of the whole world with just that staff alone. She wouldn’t be able to finish even in 100 years.” (Noah)
“…I know. Think of something.” (Althena)
“Use Makoto.” (Noah)
“Have Makoto and Noel-chan synchronize, and have the Great Light Spirits carry the spell of Noel-chan. By doing that, we can cleanse the Charm of the whole world.” (Noah)
“With that, the residents of the world will be grateful to you.” (Althena)
“Not bad, right?” (Noah)
Noah-sama is making an evil face.
Althena-sama is grimacing.
“…Can’t be helped.” (Althena)
“That’s how it is, Makoto.” (Noah)
Noah-sama looked my way and winked.
She threw it to me as if saying ‘I leave the rest to you’.
…Well, no choice but to do it.
I have synchronized with Queen Noel before the battle against Leviathan.
I don’t think there will be any issues, but…I haven’t seen the Great Light Spirits before, so I don’t know how to deal with them.
“Alright! Spell completed!” (Ira)
At that moment, the voice of the Destiny Goddess resonated.
When I looked, Ira-sama had a light ball composed of really complex magic circles.
“Here, you should be able to separate the souls of Furiae-chan and Nevia-chan with this spell. It is only a one-time use, so use it with care, okay?” (Ira)
The Destiny Goddess said this and was going to give me the Miracle.
…Eh, I have to carry that?
“Ira-chan, even if you give the Miracle to Mako-kun just like that, he still won’t be able to use it, you know? It has only been 10 minutes since he has become a God after all.” (Eir)
“Now that you mention it, that’s true, Eir-oneesama.” (Ira)
Saying this, Ira-sama swallowed the light ball.
“Come here, Takatsuki Makoto. I will carve the magic circles into your body and make it so you can activate it with an incantation. It is a slightly long incantation, so I will carve the incantation into your memory too.” (Ira)
She made such a complicated spell in such a short time that could save Furiae-san. Moreover, she is making it so I can use that spell once…
She is an unbelievable cheat character.
“Alright then, let’s go.” (Ira)
The Destiny Goddess got close to me and grabbed my face tightly with both hands.
And then, her face slowly approached mine.
The face of Ira-sama closed in to only 5 centimeters of distance.
We might end up kissing 2 seconds after.
Wait a mo—
“What are you doing, Makoto?!” (Noah)
“Ira-chan, stop!” (Eir)
The one who pulled me from behind was Noah-sama.
The one who tore Ira-sama away from me from behind was Eir-sama.
“Ma~ko~to~! What are you doing the second I take my eyes off you?” (Noah)
“Ira-chan~, Mako-kun is currently the familiar of Noah, so he is a Titan, you know? You must not put a hand on him.” (Eir)
“Ouch ouch, it hurts, Eir-oneesama! I just wanted to copy Noah!” (Ira)
The Destiny Goddess flailed her legs around to show opposition.
In the end, Ira-sama kissed me on my forehead and I was transferred the Miracle.
The incantation to activate it also surfaced in my head at the same time.
Wow, I really remember it.
“Alright, with this, we are done!” (Ira)
“Thank you very much, Ira-sama.” (Makoto)
The Destiny Goddess went ‘fufu’ and puffed her chest out.
“Makoto, if you want to exit the Deep Sea Temple, use that magic circle there. You can teleport to the surface from there.” (Noah)
Noah-sama pointed and told me this, looking slightly annoyed.
I went close to Noah-sama and kneeled.
“Thank you very much, Noah-sama. I will be getting everyone back from the Calamity Witch from here on.” (Makoto)
“Take it easy.” (Noah)
She gave me a headpat.
I could feel my heart getting merrier.
“Noel-san, let’s head to the Sun Country.” (Makoto)
“Yes, Makoto-san!” (Noel)
I made eye-contact with Queen Noel and headed to the magic circle that allows us to go outside.
What should I do if I want to come back to the Deep Sea Temple?
I was a bit curious about it, but my comrades are my priority.
Let’s hurry to the Sun Country’s capital.
The moment Queen Noel and I reached the magic circle…
Just before I was about to take the last step into the magic circle, Naia-sama spoke to me.
I look back and Naia-sama, who is looking at me, seems to have bettered her mood.
“Can I ask you to pass on a message?” (Naia)m
“Okay. To Princess?” (Makoto)
I noticed after saying it.
If it were Furiae-san, Naia-sama could tell her directly.
That’s why, the one who she is trying to get a message to is…
“Can you please tell Nevia-chan…‘You did your best’?” (Naia)
The last boss we will be about to be fighting, the ruler of the world, the one who controlled Cain, stabbed Sakurai-kun, and Charmed my comrades; an unforgivable enemy.
“Got it.” (Makoto)
I nodded lightly.
The Moon Goddess truly has helped us out here.
Then, I have to listen to that request of hers.
“Let’s go, Noel-san.” (Makoto)
“Yes, Makoto-san.” (Noel)
I pulled the hand of Queen Noel and stepped into the magic circle.
Light covered our surroundings and it turned pure white in an instant.
◇Water Goddess Eir’s POV◇
—After Mako-kun and Noel-chan left.
Noah, Althena-neesama, and Nyarlathotep were observing each other in silence.
Those 3 Gods were all present in the Divine Realm War 15 million years ago.
The air is heavy.
No one is opening their mouth.
…Uuuh, so awkward.
I want to go back, but if I stealthily go back, I am sure Althena-neesama will definitely get mad at me.
Ira-chan doesn’t seem to have noticed the prickly atmosphere, she is playing with her hair carefreely.
“Now then, Noah-kun…” (Naia)
“What, Nyaru?” (Noah)
The first one to speak was Nyarlathotep.
She moved around to Noah’s back and wrapped her arm around her neck.
“What are you scheming?” (Naia)
“I am also interested in that.” (Althena)
The one who sympathized with the Moon Goddess was Althena-neesama.
She uncrossed her arms and looked down at Noah with an ice cold gaze.
“Knight-kun…Takatsuki Makoto-kun is the Apostle of Noah-kun.” (Naia)
“That’s right.” (Noah)
“Then, at that moment…when he was hesitating about destroying the world, you could have ordered your Apostle. Just like how you ordered him to never do a Spirit Transformation ever again. If you did, you could have easily obtained this planet.” (Naia)
“Yeah, I also thought that’s what Noah would do. I thought that was her plan.” (Althena)
“I forgot.” (Noah)
Noah smiles elegantly as she answers.
A face that’s certain she is lying.
“To think you would make Knight-kun into a God… Moreover, your first direct familiar. The Divine Realm will be getting noisy.” (Naia)
“It is already chaos. The return of Noah has reached even the ears of my father, the God King.” (Althena)
“Our Lord was also interested in it. They asked me to send you their regards.” (Naia)
“The Lord of Nyaru, huh~. Well, I will go greet them when I feel like it.” (Noah)
“I see. However, what’s currently bothering me is your plan, Noah. What do you plan on doing by using Knight-kun?” (Naia)
“Not a descent from the heavens, but the first mortal that has been ascended to Godhood. And from all the possibilities, it is from the Old Gods, the Titans. I personally think favorably of Takatsuki Makoto, but depending on the situation, he is a target for ‘extermination’ or ‘sealing’. You understand that much, right, Noah?” (Althena)
The Moon Goddess and Althena-neesama were directing sharp gazes at Noah, but she wasn’t breaking her composed expression.
…That definitely would be impossible for me.
And it seems like Ira-chan has finally noticed the tense atmosphere, she is fixing her expression.
This girl, seriously…
“I think the skill of Knight-kun is suspicious. RPG Player, was it? That skill is interesting.” (Naia)
“But the investigation on the skill of Takatsuki Makoto has finished. Isn’t that right, Ira?” (Althena)
“Y-Yes! RPG Player is a skill aimed to assist an adventurer. The Perspective Change and Map are abilities that have barely any combat capabilities…” (Ira)
Ira-chan explained smoothly without any breaks.
She really is a diligent one.
While I was impressed by this…
“That’s a destiny altering skill. I saw it upclose, so there’s no doubt.” (Naia)
The Moon Goddess stated firmly.
Ira-chan opened her mouth wide in surprise.
“Wait, there’s no way! I confirmed!” (Ira)
“Really, Naia?” (Althena)
“Yeah, Noah-kun went as far as giving him part of her power and turning him into her familiar. There’s definitely a hidden motive to it.” (Naia)
The gazes of the Moon Goddess and Althena-neesama were gathering on Noah.
Noah still had her bold smile.
An awkward silence continued.
Ira-chan and I didn’t enter this and simply waited for someone to speak.
“Oh well, can’t be helped. It is something that’s already done anyways.” (Noah)
The one who spoke was Noah.
“See, here.” (Noah)
Saying this, what Noah brought out was…the Soul Book of Mako-kun.
Chapter title: Takatsuki Makoto becomes a God