-Sakurai Ryousuke POV-
Incredible! He really dragged the Taboo Dragons outside.
They hid deep inside the dungeon, and were problematic monsters that we didn’t know how to subjugate.
And yet, Takatsuki-kun managed to throw them high into the sky along with him using his magic.
I suddenly remember…
(Oh no, Takatsuki-kun can’t use flying magic!) (Sakurai)
I hurriedly looked at Takatsuki-kun, but he had some sort of small umbrella-like item, and was slowly falling.
What a relief, it looks like he had a magic item.
He raised his right hand and gave me a sign that felt like it said ‘I leave the rest to you’.
(Alright! It is my job from here on!) (Sakurai)
I take a stance with my holy sword, and concentrate the holy aura.
Light Hero Skill: [Golden Holy Aura].
I bring that into my sword.
There’s 2 Taboo Dragons.
The water dragon magic of Takatsuki-kun has disappeared, and they are now freed, showing their abominable appearance.
(I will be pushing my full power without holding anything back!) (Sakurai)
I held my sword in both hands, and swung.
[Light Sword: Shining Saber]!
The light that was shot from the sword cuts the enemy in a cross shape.
One of the Taboo Dragons explodes.
Seeing this, the other Taboo Dragon must have noticed that it was no match, it began to run away.
As if I will let you!
(That’s the direction of the city!) (Sakurai)
I hurriedly chase it, but that thing is slightly faster than me.
The city is falling into panic at the disturbing Taboo Dragon that suddenly appeared and they have never seen before.
The Taboo Dragon is planning on blowing its breath attack?!
This is bad! The breath attack of a Taboo Dragon isn’t just an attack method, but also has the effect of spreading curses.
The Labyrinth City will become a cursed city where people can’t live in!
But if I were to attack with my full power, I will drag the city into it.
(What should I do…?) (Sakurai)
I glanced at Takatsuki-kun, and he was looking at me with a face of: ‘Oi oi, what are you doing?’.
He raised both hands and made a pose of: ‘I got nothing’.
Right…he did so much already.
I can’t rely on him anymore.
I was about to shoot the Light Sword with the resolve of hitting the city as well…
The Taboo Dragon crashes into a transparent wall and makes a strange sound.
The Taboo Dragon is confused.
(…That’s…a barrier? Moreover, several tens of them?) (Sakurai)
The only one who could do something like that is…
At the outskirts of the city, where the Sun Knight Order is stationed…at the deepest big tent there, I saw a mage in white robe floating in mid-air on top of it.
(Great Sage-sama!) (Sakurai)
She placed that barrier!
In that case…
I take a stance with my holy sword.
[Light Sword: Shining Saber]!
The second Taboo Dragon didn’t have the time to even raise a cry as it was cut down.
-Takatsuki Makoto POV-
“You bunch, listen well!! Tonight’s drinking party is one to celebrate the Light Hero who has splendidly defeated the legendary fiendish dragons!!”
Tonight’s Hero Bar is more crowded than usual.
“Tonight’s drinks will be on Highland. Everyone, be grateful to Princess Noel!”
In this spacious beer garden, a special event was being held, and the highland knights and nobles were gathered.
I can see Sakurai-kun and Yokoyama-san too.
Or more like, they are the spotlight of this event.
“Hooray to the Light Hero!” “Sun Knight Order, hooray!” “Sakurai-sama~, look over here~!” “Hold me!” “The Sun Knights are also dreamy!”
Cheers were flying about.
“Man, it is quite the ruckus, huh.” (Fujiwara)
“Let’s have a party of our own.” (Makoto)
We were at a slightly luxurious table that Fuji-yan and Nina-san reserved, and there was a lot of food and drinks lined up.
After Sakurai-kun defeated the Taboo Dragons, I regrouped with Lucy and Nina-san.
Lucy went: What was that?! You can even use Monarch Magic, Makoto?!” and pressed me for answers.
She also muttered: “My identity…”, but you simply have the Monarch Magic skill, but can’t use Monarch Magic though.
There were a lot of injured within the Sun Knight Order, but with the help of the Adventurer Guild, they managed to safely get out of the dungeon.
The monsters of Laberintos calmed down, and the Labyrinth City regained peace.
And so, it connects to the current banquet.
“By the way, who is the one doing the speech?” (Makoto)
It is not someone from the Adventurer Guild, and it doesn’t feel like he is a merchant.
“That’s a noble of Highland. Was it the Prime Minister’s Counsellor, Goshujin-sama?” (Nina)
“Yeah. One of the people in the Prince Faction, and it was apparently planned to have him notify the Kingdom when Sakurai-dono failed, but with the plans going down, he is doing this kind of job now.” (Fujiwara)
Fuji-yan says this with an evil laugh.
He really knows everything.
“But Makoto also helped out in the subjugation of the Taboo Dragon. I don’t like that the whole achievement is being taken away by the Sun Knight Order.” (Lucy)
“That’s not really the case-desu zo. Sakurai-dono has told the Adventurer Guild about his participation. The Guild should be contacting Takki-dono eventually.” (Fujiwara)
“Why do you get that information faster than me?” (Makoto)
I retort while munching on fried chicken and ale.
“Well, I am not the main lead of this place after all”, is what I said as I hit the shoulder of my classmate as I eat.
Sa-san turned around with meat in her mouth and wine on hand.
She eats a lot and drinks a lot.
Even though she has a small body.
“Sa-san, congratulations on subjugating the Harpy Queen.” (Makoto)
“It was thanks to everyone…especially Takatsuki-kun.” (Aya)
“That’s not true.” (Makoto)
“But if I hadn’t met Takatsuki-kun in the dungeon, I…” (Aya)
Sa-san wrapped her arms around my arm and waist.
What is it? Does it have to do with being a lamia?
Or maybe she is simply drunk?
“Wait wait! You are way too close to Makoto!” (Lucy)
“Not really. It has been like this since long ago. Isn’t that right, Takatsuki-kun?” (Aya)
“So, what will you be doing from now on, Aya?” (Lucy)
“Now that you mention it, the sister that betrayed the Lamias is still out there somewhere, right?” (Makoto)
If Sa-san is going to be exploring the dungeon, I plan on tagging along.
“About that, she is probably not here anymore. Honestly speaking, Laberintos is way too harsh of an environment for a lone lamia to live in.” (Aya)
According to Sa-san, there’s way too many human adventurers at the Upper Floor, and the Mid Floor is too rough for a lamia to live in, so maybe she ran away somewhere else.
“Takatsuki-kun, you will be going back to this city called Makkaren, right? Is it okay for me to go with you?” (Aya)
“Of course—” (Makoto)
“Obviously! We are a party!” (Lucy)
Lucy said it before me.
“Looking forward to working with you, Sa-san.” (Makoto)
“Takki-dono~, I am also in that party, right~?” (Fujiwara)
“Goshujin-sama, Goshujin-sama, it is rare to see you drunk.” (Nina)
According to Nina-san, Fuji-yan was really worried while staying back on his own.
“Oi oi, Fuji-yan, we are partners.” (Makoto)
“Ooh! Partners! That sounds nice!” (Fujiwara)
“You really get along well as always.” (Aya)
“By the way, how did the Light Hero-sama defeat the Taboo Dragon? You saw that up-close right, Makoto?” (Lucy)
“Yeah, his sword shone, and then the monster was minced up in an instant.” (Makoto)
“Be a bit more detailed…” (Lucy)
“Ah, this pasta is tasty.” (Aya)
“S-Sasaki-sama, that’s a big plate. You should be taking your share into your own plate to eat.” (Nina)
When we were getting decently lively.
The big shot of the Sun Country from before shouted in a loud voice.
“Adventurer of Makkaren, Takatsuki Makoto. Be honored, Princess Noel has words of gratitude to express to you. You are allowed to come forth!”
The adventurers of the Labyrinth City all turned over here at the same time.
Eeh…this really cools down the alcohol in my system…