WM – Chapter 199: Princess Sofia is waved about by her Hero

◇Princess Sofia POV◇

“Please come with me, Sofia.” (Makoto)

“Eh, but…” (Sofia)

I was forcefully pulled by Hero Makoto.

“Quick quick.” (Makoto)

“O-Okay.” (Sofia)

He was grabbing my hand tightly. 

Wuuh…my face is getting hot. 

I calm down my agitation with [Coldhearted]. 

Where is he going to take me? 

C-Could it be that he will bring me to a secluded place and do XXX things?! 

Y-You must not! 

I am an Oracle. I must stay pure.

…But Eir-sama told me ‘Sofia-chan, you can go all the way with Mako-kun☆. It is fine for you to continue being an Oracle after!’. 

Eir-sama, please be more dignified with what you say.

I have received her permission, so it should be o—what are you thinking, Sofia?! 

At these times when the people are trembling from the coming resurrection of the Great Demon Lord, doing something so immoral! 

But but…if Hero Makoto were to forcefully approach me…

J-Just then…

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“Alright, we are here.” (Makoto)

“Eh?” (Sofia)

While the gears in my head were spinning, we arrived at the destination.

What was in front of us was a strange residence constructed using magic that is at the side of the Highland Castle.

The materials of the residence are sparkling ice and crystals. 

The owner of this house is the number one mage that is the third most influential person in Highland.

The house of the Great Sage-sama.

W-Why here?

“Well then, let’s go.” (Makoto)

“Wait please, Hero Makoto!” (Sofia)

“What’s the matter?” (Makoto)

It is not ‘what’s the matter’, right?! 

After pulling me so forcefully, why did we come to the place of the Great Sage-sama?! 

Shouldn’t it be a secluded place where we two—wait, not that!

“The Great Sage is a person that hates being among people. Have you made an appointment with her beforehand…?” (Sofia)

In the first place, she is a person that rarely agrees to meeting others due to that very same reason though.

“No. We are coming in with no appointment.” (Makoto)

“Huh?” (Sofia)

“Sup, Great Sage-sama~.” (Makoto)

He nonchalantly opened the door. 

“H-Hero Makoto?!” (Sofia)

Eeeeeh?! 

Did he just say he didn’t make an appointment?! 

We are talking about the third most influential person of Highland! 

I have heard of nobles falling from grace after being rude against her! 

“P-Please wait.” (Sofia)

He was pulling my hand as he advanced nonchalantly, and I hurriedly stopped him.

“Sofia?” (Makoto)

“Let’s go back! We will end up angering the Great Sage-sensei!” (Sofia)

I warned him while trying to keep my voice down, and pull the arm of Hero Makoto.

“What, and here I was wondering who it was. It was you people?” 

“Kya!” (Sofia)

By the time I noticed, there was a doll in maid clothes closeby. 

That voice was of the Great Sage-sama.

“Great Sage-sama, do you have time right now?” (Makoto)

“I was sleeping, but…well, fine. Come to the deepest part.” 

“Excuse the intrusion~.” (Makoto)

“…”

He was easily allowed a meeting with her after the fact.

I heard about this from Princess Noel, but the Great Sage-sama really is soft towards Hero Makoto.

…There’s even rumours like he is her lover, but that should just be rumors.

With no basis at all…right? 

The inside of the Great Sage-sama’s house is dark, and the only thing providing any illumination are the dim magic lanterns.

The doll that the Great Sage-sama was controlling is guiding us.

Hero Makoto and I were following after it.

The deeper we went, the higher my tension got.

At the time when I was studying abroad in the Sun Country in order to receive my education as an Oracle, the teacher who taught me magic was the Great Sage-sama.

But…I was drilled into my head from very young that she is someone that I should never go against as someone from the Water Country.

It is a personage that even speaking to her is too much of an honor. 

I heard that even Noel-sama has that same notion.

There’s no way it is okay to meet her so carefreely…

I was walking with my body all stiff.

“So you are here. Take a seat wherever…the Spirit User-kun sits here.” 

“Okay.” (Makoto)

“I am truly honored that you have taken your time for us, Great Sage-sama.” (Sofia)

I entered the room while greeting the Great Sage-sama.

Hero Makoto was designated the seat by the side of the Great Sage-sama.

“So, what business brought you here?” 

The Great Sage-sama asks this as if in a bad mood with her eyes glowing in the darkness.

…S-Scary.

“Actually, I am troubled here, Great Sage-sama.” (Makoto)

Our country’s Hero skits closer to the Great Sage-sama.

Aah, if you act so familiar with her…

“Hooh, The Spirit User-kun that raised his popularity in the Demon Lord subjugation? I heard that you have a lot of proposals coming out your way. The pains of Sofia must be endless.” 

“N-No…” (Sofia)

I denied it, but it is as the Great Sage-sama said.

There’s high class nobles crowding from the Sun Country, the Commercial Country, and the Fire Country who are aiming for the Rozes Hero after he raised his name in the Demon Lord subjugation.

They are all nobles that have assets that don’t fall short from the Rozes royalty. 

If Hero Makoto were to have a change of heart…just thinking that makes my heart hurt. 

“Great Sage-sama, the Demon Lord was subjugated by Sakurai-kun, right? What does that have to do with me?” (Makoto)

“You…” 

The Great Sage-sama went ‘are you an idiot?’ at the words of Hero Makoto.

It is just as the Great Sage-sama said.

He rushed to the side of the Light Hero-sama when he heard he was going to lose his life, and I heard that he even saved the Great Sage-sama when she was in danger. 

If this is not an achievement, what is?

“I could do nothing against the attacks of the Beast King. I was honestly a hindrance several times.” (Makoto)

“But your magic allowed the Light Hero-kun to recover his mana. There’s plenty to be proud of.” 

“Well, that doesn’t matter. The problem is that you said that it was my achievement, and that has made it impossible for me to show myself outside. It is troubling me a whole lot.” (Makoto)

“Wait, what a thing to say!” (Sofia)

I paled at that.

I thought from a very long time ago that he is a person that doesn’t falter at giving his piece of mind to influential people, but he went too far there!

I tried to stop him before he angered the Great Sage-sama.

“Hoh, you are saying I am the one at fault? And so, what do you want me to do?” 

“Can’t you do something like…use your authority to free me? I am imprisoned in my hospital room and can’t get out without permission.” (Makoto)

“Hmm, even if you ask me to use my authority…” 

The Great Sage-sama was showing no signs of getting angry at the rude words of Hero Makoto.

She crossed her arms and was pondering about it.

At the time when I was taking magic lessons, she would punish the rude people heavily though.

It was mainly Geralt-sama though.

“Right. How about this…?” 

The Great Sage-sama raised a finger as if she had gotten an idea.

“Spirit User-kun, want to become my Guardian Knight?” 

“Guardian Knight?” (Makoto)

“Eh?” (Sofia)

EEEEEEEEEEEHHHH?! 

I was shocked beyond recognition at those words.

I have never heard of the Great Sage-sama having a Guardian Knight in her long history of 1,000 years.

That’s because there’s no one who can stand side by side with her past comrades the Savior Abel-sama and the legendary magic archer Johnny-sama.

It is an unbelievable honor.

“That’s not good, Great Sage-sama.” (Makoto)

“Hm? Really?” 

“W-Why are you refusing?!” (Sofia)

He easily threw away the highest of honors?! 

“I am the Guardian Knight of the Moon Oracle, you see.” (Makoto)

“Ah, right. But as long as the types of the pact don’t overlap, you can do it multiple times, you know? What was the type of pact you had?” 

“Type of pact?” (Makoto)

He tilted his head.

“You…could it be that you are not aware of the details of your own pact?” 

“Hero Makoto…that’s not good.” (Sofia)

The Great Sage-sama and I were amazed by this.

“Show me your Soul Book.” 

“O-Okay…” (Makoto)

Hero Makoto gives her a piece of paper. 

The Great Sage-sama goes ‘fumu fumu’ as she gives it a look.

“Fumu, a Word Pact. Well, I figured that was the case.” 

“Sofia, what does a Word Pact mean?” (Makoto)

“An oral promise. The lightest within the pacts.” (Sofia)

“I see…” (Makoto)

Haah. Even though his training with water magic has advanced to levels you would have to question his sanity, why is it that he doesn’t have this basic knowledge…?

“Spirit User-kun, there’s 5 types of pacts. You formed 2 out of those. If you were to become my Guardian Knight, you can just use 1 of the remaining 3. If you become the Guardian Knight of the Great Sage-sama of Highland, there’s most likely gonna be no one who would want to meddle with you.” 

The Great Sage-sama explains to Hero Makoto. 

“Two? I have only made a Guardian Knight pact with the Princess though?” (Makoto)

“Hero Makoto, pacts aren’t limited to that of a Guardian Knight pact. You have also done the Apostle pact with your Goddess, right?” (Sofia)

I add. 

Has his Goddess not explained those kinds of things to him? 

“With Noah-sama…? Did I make a pact?” (Makoto)

“The pact between God and mortal is the Soul Pact. The mortal offers their faith, and the god gives them Divine Protection. It is common knowledge, but…Spirit User-kun is an otherworlder after all. So you didn’t know.” 

Hero Makoto nods continuously.

“What’s there aside from the Word Pact and Soul Pact?” (Makoto)

“There’s also: the Blood Pact, Body Pact, and Life Pact.” (Sofia)

“If you are going to form a pact with me…a Blood Pact is fine. Both parties have to drink a certain amount of blood from each other.” 

“Then that’s the usual.” (Makoto)

“Right. Here we go.” 

“Eh?!” (Sofia)

The Great Sage-sama jumped onto Hero Makoto and wrapped her arms around his neck.

Hero Makoto held her from the back with movements as if he were used to this. 

The Great Sage-sama bites onto his neck.

The blood of Hero Makoto is being drunk.

“Isn’t it fine with just one gulp?” (Makoto)

“No, you are my Guardian Knight, right? Satisfy me.” 

“Okay okay.” (Makoto)

Hero Makoto had wrapped his arms around her and was petting her head. 

The Great Sage-sama also had both of her arms tightly around his neck.

Just like lovers…

(Eeh…) (Sofia)

At that moment, I had a really bad feeling. 

There’s no way that a personage like the Great Sage-sama would involve herself with any person.

That’s how I think.

These two…is there really nothing between them?

(Sofia-chan~, it took you so long to notice~.) (Eir)

E-Eir-sama?! 

(You shouldn’t lower your guard. Mako-kun is an airheaded gigolo after all.) (Eir)

G-Gigolo?

What’s that?

No, more importantly, what brings this time’s call? 

Did something urgent happen?

(Hm? No. I am taking a page of Noah and came here to have some bonding talk☆.) (Eir)

I-I see…?

(More importantly, don’t get Mako-kun taken away from you, okay?) (Eir)

Saying this, I couldn’t hear the voice of Eir-sama anymore.

She has been talking to me lightheartedly lately. 

I am grateful for that, but it is also too much of an honor for me. 

It seems the Goddess of Hero Makoto talks to him often.

Doesn’t he get tired from the tension? 

“Here, lick my finger. With that, the Blood Pact will be established.” 

“This feels kinda weird.” (Makoto)

By the time I noticed, the two were close to finishing the pact.

“Fufufu, with this the Spirit User-kun will be my Guardian Knight. I should tell Noel later about this and make it common knowledge. I am sure the nobles that try to meddle with you will drop sharply.” 

“Yay! With this, I can go outside!” (Makoto)

Hero Makoto raised his arms in celebration at the words of the Great Sage-sama.

Aah…to use the honor of becoming the Guardian Knight of the Great Sage-sama for something so petty… What a luxury. 

At any rate, they exchanged a pact with practically no hesitation, but does he know the risk of pacts?

Our Country Designated Hero sometimes lacks critical information and it worries me…

We thanked the Great Sage-sama and left the residence. 

-On the way back.

“You seriously lack common sense.” (Sofia)

“Really?” (Makoto)

I was walking by the side of Hero Makoto as we talked. 

I honestly felt like my heart would stop several times. 

Now that I see it properly after it is over, you could say the connection between the Water Country and the Sun Country has gotten stronger…

“The Great Sage-sama was kind there, but who knows what would have happened if she had been angered. You should be a bit more self-aware that you are a Hero…” (Sofia)

“Want to go eat somewhere?” (Makoto)

“Listen to what I am saying… I will go.” (Sofia)

Geez! 

You immediately try to divert the topic! 

“What do you want to eat?” (Makoto)

“I am fine with whatever you want to eat.” (Sofia)

“Alright, then let’s go to the place that Fuji-yan told me.” (Makoto)

Hero Makoto grabbed my hand and pulled it energetically. 

“You seem to be having fun.” (Sofia)

“Of course. It has been a while since I have been out!” (Makoto)

“Right.” (Sofia)

He couldn’t go out from the hospital, so he must have accumulated stress.

I decided to have him escort me. 

The place I was brought to was a small bar at a back alley of the 3rd District. 

There’s an establishment like this even in the noble sector that is the 3rd District, huh.

I don’t see customers around yet.

It might not be opened yet. 

There’s wooden tables and barrel seats. 

It is a bar that feels like adventurers would use. 

It is completely different from the places I go to eat at. 

“It is my first time coming to an establishment like this.” (Sofia)

“It was apparently made with the idea of imitating the bars of commoners.” (Makoto)

“Made?” (Sofia)

Does Hero Makoto know the owner of this place?

At that moment, someone came from deep inside the bar. 

“Customer-sama, we will be opening a bit later…S-Sofia-sama?!” 

“Oh my, aren’t you the wife of Lord Fujiwara? Nina, right?” (Sofia)

A rabbit beastkin.

An old friend of Hero Makoto.

“I have come, Nina-san.” (Makoto)

“Makoto-sama! If you are going to bring Sofia-sama, please tell us beforehand!” (Nina)

“Aah, sorry. Looks like you have still not opened yet, huh. I will come back later.” (Makoto)

“I will be scolded by Danna-sama if I were to let the Princess-sama go without bringing out anything! I will prepare something at once, okay?!” (Nina)

She went back deeper inside without making a sound.

“We have done something bad here, huh.” (Makoto)

“Hero Makoto, you move at your own tune way too much.” (Sofia)

“Sorry…” (Makoto)

Makoto groans dejected.

“Y-You don’t need to get so sad about it. Just be more careful next time and it will be fine…” (Sofia)

I hurriedly try to lighten it up.

“Takki-dono! Sofia-sama! I am glad you have come!” (Fuji)

“Oh, Fuji-yan.” (Makoto)

He once again returned to his usual face.

…Was he…just acting as if he was reflecting…?

“This place is a bar that allows the nobles of Highland to have fun without all the decorum in the way! Please go ahead and enjoy-desu zo!” (Fuji)

“Give us your recommended lineup, Fuji-yan.” (Makoto)

“Leave it to us! ……Takki-dono, next time, please tell us beforehand.” (Fuji)

“…Sorry.” (Makoto)

Even his friend is reprimanding him.

Of course he would be. 

After that, the dishes that were brought out were dishes that had the traits of both the Water Country and the Sun Country. 

It was incredibly delectable food.

I managed to talk a whole lot with Makoto and it was really fun.

I was satisfied.

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After we finished eating, we returned to the hospital room.

“You are late, Makoto. We already ate before you.” (Lucy)

“Hey~, where did you go, Takatsuki-kun and Sofi-chan?” (Aya)

When we returned to the room, Lucy-san was doing the hair of Aya-san on top of Hero Makoto’s bed. 

The two really get along so well. 

It seems like things sometimes get dicey when it comes to Hero Makoto though.

Is it what they call friends that are close enough to get into fights? 

I don’t have a friend like that. 

I am a bit jealous of them.

“We went to the Great Sage-sama’s place.” (Makoto)

“Hero Makoto has become the Guardian Knight of the Great Sage-sama. Seriously, I felt like my lifespan just shrank there.” (Sofia)

“I see.” (Aya)

“That’s impressive, Makoto!” (Lucy)

I explained to Aya-san and Lucy-san what happened while sighing.

At that moment…

“Eh?” 

I heard that voice from where the door is at.

*Clank Clank Clank…*

A metallic bowl fell to the ground.

There’s the Moon Oracle standing there dumbfounded. 

“Shaaah! Naah Naah!” 

What seemed like cat food was scattered about on the ground.

The black cat was eating the scattered food while showing its anger. 

Oh my, so cute.

“W-W-What…did you…say just now?” (Furiae)

The Moon Oracle’s voice was trembling and she couldn’t speak properly. 

This is the first time I see her so agitated. 

In contrast to that, there’s Hero Makoto who doesn’t seem to notice her state and has the same face as usual. 

Hero Makoto is always calm.

So unfair.

“Aah, Princess, I have become the Great Sage-sama’s Guardian Kn—” (Makoto)

“YOU TRAITOOOOR!!” (Furiae)

The Moon Oracle Furiae had exploded and lunged at Hero Makoto.

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    1. Nvm, i’ll add few more things xD

      “Spirit user-kun sit here”
      Oh even Makoto already has a special place in Great Sage-sama? She’s definitely up to something ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
      Makoto even reflectively patted Great Sage-sama again! Really must protecc the loli huh

    1. I think we might get a confession from Furi here. she’s definitely going to let something slip before they explain what happened.

      1. I think it’s probably cause of her understanding of pacts are as much as Makoto (maybe slightly more since she actually knows about them before she performed one with Makoto).

        She probably doesn’t know you can do more than one considering she was sheltered most of her life as the Moon Oracle.

    1. Thanks for the chapter Reigokai, can you add one more pls😁🙏.

      Anyways base my understanding on Eiri words towards sofia, great-sage has feelingz for makoto that’s why she’s kind to him.

      Furiae be like you traitor😂.
      I think this the start that will challenge Furiae feelings for makoto, she will think that makoto betrayed her.

      And last. It said that you can do 5 pacts.
      Soul pact, blood pact, word pact, corpse pact, life pact.
      So where’s the pact of lucy???

      1. You know, they love and then marry and then do “this and that”…, maybe that’s where Body Pact will emerge?

      2. She said that there are 5 types of pacts but he can only do 3 ,one was with Noah , second with Furi and the third with her.

  2. Thanks for the chapter Reigokai! And oh man, ending it on a cliff hanger like that as well. Now I’m worried he ruined his relationship with Furiae, she already finds it hard to trust people.

    And it’s obvious that clear mind ability is making him very aloof and oblivious to the world around him, and especially other peoples feelings (and his own health). Seemed like it got quite extreme this chapter, maybe his friends will confront that issue soon (they definitely need too).

    1. When the war ends, he won’t be able to make any excuses. He will be forced in a bed by Lucy, Aya, Sofia, Furiae, and Janet. With his weak stats, he won’t be able to escape them.
      His RPG Player and Clear Mind also makes him appear as indifferent to the life of his enemies. Remember the battle against the demon Shuri ? He was really scary.

      1. also don’t forget Great Sage, seems she love Makoto too..
        also we might unexpectedly got new member too, well even he managed to out run them physically Great Sage just going to catch him with magic 😁😁

      2. bro now that you mention it, unlike sakurai’s nobleman harem, makoto’s harem only include strong girls (sofia and furiae got oracle buf ffs).

  3. Sofia is too cute ! Sofia, you should just push Makoto down. He won’t be able to resist you.

    “Hero Makoto had wrapped his arms around her and was petting her head.
    The Great Sage-sama also had both of her arms tightly around his neck.
    Just like lovers…
    (Eeh…) (Sofia)
    At that moment, I had a really bad feeling.
    There’s no way that a personage like the Great Sage-sama would involve herself with any person.
    That’s how I think.
    These two…is there really nothing between them?
    (Sofia-chan~, it took you so long to notice~.) (Eir)
    E-Eir-sama?!
    (You shouldn’t lower your guard. Mako-kun is an airheaded gigolo after all.) (Eir)”

    This is a flag ! The Great Sage is really soft to Makoto. She even seems to have feelings for him. She didn’t mind the rumour of Makoto being her lover. Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if she was the one who spread the rumours to protect Makoto from the nobles. Also, there is no way the Great Sage don’t know the story behind the Guardian Pact. I wouldn’t be surprised if she made the pact with him as an excuse to be closer to him.
    When and why the Great Sage developed feelings for him ? I think Makoto time-traveled to the past and was probably a member of Abel’s party 1,000 years ago as Bifrons mistook him for someone and the Great Sage hinted the existence of another party member.
    Makoto, you really don’t have common sense. At least, you took Sofia on a date. Good job.

    Makoto ! How could you do that to Furiae ! Doing that without explanation is pratically a betrayal. You should explain her that you are still her Guardian Knight.

    Also, Corpse Pact ? I think it should be something like Body Pact. Using the word “Corpse” sounds weird.

    1. I agree with your theories and hope it comes true.

      I wanted more explanation on the pacts. Btw wasn’t there supposed to be a Lover’s Pact with Lucy too? What does that fall under Corpse or life or something else?

      I wonder what Makoto got from being the guardian knight of the Great Sage and what a blood pact means? Wind, earth, blood magic? Longer lifespan?

      1. Dunno. The Great Sage isn’t an Oracle, so Makoto won’t be able any protection. Also, he probably won’t receive any skills because the Great Sage would have suggested him the Blood Pact back then in Spring Log.
        Again, the name “Corpse Pact” is weird. I think it should be something like “Body Pact”. I think the Pacts are named after things you would give as a collateral (soul, blood, life, word, body).

      2. Longer lifespan. That deserves a Keanu “whoa.” I didn’t think of that.
        A Blood Pact with a vampire. That checks out with my oWoD VTM experience. In that system, we’d call it a blood bond, makoto would become a ghoul (it’s just what a person who drinks vamp blood is called, ghoul =/= undead, it just makes the mortal a bit stronger), and ghouls do have extended lifespans (as long as they drink vamp blood on the semi regular)

      3. since she is a vampire, Makoto might got some Vampire traits, like blood magic? or some enchantment to his stats as we know most Vampire has better stats than human.

      4. Don’t think blood pact has another meaning other than how it’s made. But why do they have to drink it is beyond me…

      1. From reading ahead I also think body pact makes more sense, or something along the lines of physical pact?, not too sure though, maybe change it later if needed.

        Also, thanks for the chapter.

      2. We won’t really know until it’s actually used. Given the context though, you can somewhat predict what needs to be offered to achieve that pact. If we notice how there can only be 5 pacts and that life, soul, blood, word, can be pretty mutually exclusive, you get the impression that something personal must be paid with each pact. What’s left is basically the body with nothing in it. I.e. corpse.

        Corpse does sound very negative though…

      3. 躯 can also mean “Body”. Also, I think the Pacts are named after things you give as a collateral. “Selling your soul” . “Pay with your blood”. “Selling your body” “Paying with your life” “Giving someone your word”

      4. Soul, Verbal, Blood, Corpse, Life

        There’s a theme here, so body pact would make sense. All five pacts seem to refer to human life in a religious meaning.

        Soul, Verbal, Blood, Body, Life.

      5. Heh. I get “Mukuro Ikusaba” now. I heard that there were a lot of Japanese puns in those games that I wasn’t getting, thanks for the epiphany on that one. (Danganronpa)

        I’ve… also read ahead. Thanks for translating, you are way better than a machine translator. I like where this story goes and will appreciate/enjoy a more complete understanding of the story’s nuance as we all read it together.

      6. Well in English corpse can also be called body. I think that’s why it would been more preferred here unless the pact had something to do with undead or necromacy

    2. When you list out all of those points it seems extremely likely.
      Also the fact that white loli’s house is made of crystal like ice might have been another flag no idea what it means though
      Maybe makoto goes back in time then freezes himself up to get back?
      If he uses the offerings technique on the demo lords of the past he might be able to stack up 1000 years worth of life span but then why the freezing ?
      Wait.. 1000 years of constant use of water magic will make his proficiency grow a lot ?

    3. “…the Great Sage hinted the existence of another party member.”

      Ca you remind me of the chapter containing this detail?

      1. Wood country arc, after epilogue, the beginning of Fire country arc, ch 149-150, when Great Sage visits Makoto after killing Bifrons.

        [“…Did he say anything about Abel? Or maybe someone of 1,000 years ago?” ] in reference to Makoto saying in his conversation with Bifrons, Bifrons seems to recognize him as someone.

    4. I feel that furiae just didn’t know the great sage sama is a vampire and thought that her pact got replaced or something. This seems decently probable if we look at the flow of the general story line. Btw, i don’t rmb which chapters exactly but around the second time when Makoto and Lucy kissed, alone in the forest, Noel sama explained that marriage is called the life pact; out so i seem to recall.

      1. It seems that’s the case with Furiae-san. She is isolated for so long and also she craves for attention. That should explains why she thought “You’re my knight, so stay with me” a lot, leading to her loosing all of her composure after hearing that.

  4. Furiae went totally yanyan there so she might finally become aware of her on feelings.
    It’s funny because on the previous chapter she was trying to make Makoto jealous by sticking close to Sakurai lol

      1. i pity sakurai there, hopefully he didn’t got wrong impression with Furiae just to got rejected.. i mean he already forced to marry to most girls so the girl he really love just a few.

    1. Not really to make Makoto jealous, but to help fulfil Makoto’s wish for freedom and adventure by persuading Sakurai and pissing off Noel. Lucy said that any normal gesture by Furiae automatically looks like seduction to everyone else.

    2. Well i guess since she isn’t sure about her feelings to Makoto she was feeling secure that she has a special connection with him as her guardian knight. So i guess the connection not being so special to him anymore made her feel cheated

      Was she really trying to make Makoto jelous? Didn’t Lucy mention she does it unknowingly? And i don’t think she would do something like that to Sakurai

    1. This is Makoto we’re dealing with. I wouldn’t be surprised if he somehow found out or created a super secret 6th pact type.

      1. This is Makoto.
        He’s got Divinity in his arm.
        He’s going to make another soul pact, but this time someone’s going to pledge to be his apostle, and he’ll find a way to grant divine protection.

  5. Looks like Makoto is putting his dating experience to work here (Janet’s dinner date). Meeting Esther/Ira with Janet. Then dinner date with Janet. Meeting Great Sage with Sophia. Then dinner with Sophia. Next date with Furi to appease her?

    I think Makoto is unconsciously figuring out how to deal with his harem as he gains more experience. He figured out how to fool Sophia with his sulky and depressed face. And the secret arts of diverting topics and using bait like dinner together.

    It’s probably a misunderstanding with Furiae since she’s as ignorant as Makoto about pacts. She probably thinks people can only have one guardian pact when you could have multiple pacts. Nonetheless its still a shocker for her when the boy she loves might discard her is her fear.

    It’s really funny that Makoto probably would even accept help from a demon lord to get out of his hospital bed!

    1. I hope that he would put that experience in use with Sa-san. So far, there was only one decent date. It was the one with the hot springs “family bath” 😂. The other ones were in places like sewers, demonic forest, weapon shop and slave market.

    2. Remember that Furi’s favorite story was the story about the princess and her guardian knight, together against the world as lovers and such. It’s pretty easy to connect why she’s outraged that her guardian knight became someone else’s guardian knight so easily. Then again it points out that she did make the lightest pact with Makoto, so maybe she’ll take this as an opportunity and make a stronger one with him.

    3. Yeah it’s nice really, seeing Makoto’s growth and all

      He still gets cockblocked from time to time, but at least he’s not terribly dense and trying to advance his relationships with his harem slowly

  6. I want to know what the Corpse Pact is. Life Pact is probs the thing he has going with Lucy when they kiss, the pact that the fire spirits recognize. The one with 3 ascending levels: dating (where they are now), …servicing… each other (speculation), and married.

    Is the Corpse Pact something like: if one dies the other dies? Or an “IOU one corpse of your choice” (assassination) promise? Maybe a resurrection soul binding thing, where the pact bound are sure to meet each other in the next life? We know gods can take souls and put them into future babies.

    1. Corpse or Body pact both work. It means something physical. However, a body becomes a corpse without life. These pacts are based on religious philosophy.

      It might refer to snu snu or something else?

      1. So, the corpse/body pact might be the “love pact” (giving bodies to each other) he does with Lucy when they kiss? And the Life Pact is something else? I can wrap my brain around that. Language is fun.

  7. Thanks for the chapter 😀
    He entered a blood pact with a 1,000 year old vampire to escape his hospital bed.
    Mood
    Also, how could he tell them ahead of time he was coming? He didn’t even know if he’d be able to escape until today

    1. It would be fun if after forming a pact just to escape from the hospital he ended up being hospitalized for real after receiving the attack of an angered Oracle xDDD

      1. He may even tolerate that if it let him skip the medal ceremony.
        We all know that wouldn’t work though, healing magic :l
        He has to go on stage and hobnob with rich people whether he wants to or not.

    1. Yes, definitely. A mere “sorry” woudn’t be enough as an apology. Giving her a gift like a necklace, a bracelet, an hairpin or a ring would be appropriate. Spending time alone with her is an also an option to calm the mood of an upset wife.

  8. “YOU TRAITOOOOR!!” (Furiae)
    URAGIRIMONO!!!

    I wonder if he is going to get something out of this pact like the charm magic he got from forming a pact with Furiae.
    Dunno with who he is gonna do the Body or the Life pacts, but i bet the Body Pact is formed through sex LOL

  9. Thanks for the Chapter Reikogai!
    This is the first time I have been truly enjoying and avidly following a translator since the ShieldBro days woth Yoraikun 🙂
    You have both a great taste in novels and incredibly fluid translation 😀
    I wish you the best!!
    Rafu~

  10. Corpse Pact? I don’t know about that one. Sounds wrong somehow compared to the other pacts. Maybe ‘Body Pact’ would be better but I don’t know about what the original phrase is in Japanese so I don’t know.

    Leave it to Makoto that on his date with Sofia, he goes to flirt with the Great Sage and yet he still somehow increases his affection points with Sofia.

    Eir-sama keep up the persuasion. Just a bit more and she’ll be able to convince Sofia to just push down Makoto. That is if she doesn’t possess Sofia herself to do it instead. I don’t think Eir would actually be against boinking Makoto herself. She keeps sexually harassing Makoto just as much as Noah.

    I think this might be what makes Furi to begin realizing she has feelings for Makoto. Remember that she first only suggested the Guardian Knight pact to Makoto so she could leave Highland. With intentions like that, she wouldn’t expect Makoto to keep staying as her Guardian Knight yet now she is acting like this because she thinks that Makoto will leave her. As soon as she gets told the truth by Makoto coupled with her remembering how she just acted right now might be enough to make her realize Makoto means more to her than she thinks.

  11. Thanks for the chapter!!
    You could say Furiae didn’t see this one coming lol.
    Also she also shoudl’ve expected this considering Makoto’s airheaded behaviour

  12. So be gk of great sage what skill makoto will received

    From furi its charm ( word light pact)

    From gk sage ??? ( blood pacts should be higher tire clmpare to word pact

  13. Hahahaha….
    Fu-chan’s reaction was to precious.
    I get a feel that Fu-chan is going to confess soon, you know…..
    Also, I’m a bit interested about body pact 😏😏
    Well….. Thanks for the chapter, good work there!

    1. Sofia is really wild with her imagination, huh……
      Also, he had a love pact with Lucy, so doesn’t it means he also formed a post with sofia as they burn are formally engaged??

  14. thanks for chap
    calm mind doing its job again ,seems like furi will finally start feeling insecure on what she took for granted.hopefully she’ll make progress now.

    so he still has body and life left to give away huh ~
    and sofia still didnt explain why pacts were dangerous

  15. Now this is enticing enough, merry Christmas and happy new year Regiokai! For this special occasion I would like to thank you with my motherland tongue “terima kasih Regiokai seperti biasa terjemahan yang luar biasa dan menarik” see you in the next chapter I’ll be waiting! for the record even in South East Asia your translation rules!

    1. fr also the time they release in our place is great… 9 am. Still I still don’t manage to get first comment and am beaten by the 3am gang

  16. Yay a Sofia chapter I am sooo happy 😭😭😭😭😭. My favorite girl getting her time to shine. Man a lot to digest for this chapter. Interesting to learn that there are 5 types of pacts. I feel like those would be his 5 main heroine at this point. Hoping Sofia can make a pact too 🥺. Man Great Sage seems to be bias towards Makoto for some one who does not have the same power as Abel. I find it weird that Great Sage treats Sakurai who has same power as Abel as kinda lack luster as compared to Makoto.

    So they become blood pacts huh typical vampire. Does that mean the flavor increases more? What happens if he loses his V card? Would he still be viable to be blood pact?

    Lastly Furi Chan getting some reaction I like it. After Sofia, Furi is my 2nd favorite girl in the series. I was hoping there would be more interaction from the previous arcs but they set up a good shift. She needs a big push to set ship to course.

  17. Thanks for the chapter!

    Sofia got way too much active imagination. I guess Lucy’s mom is right in saying that diligent looking girls were secretly a pervert.
    Also Makoto just scored a date, yeah!

    Alright, who also thinks Great Sage’s pact possibly making his blood still tasty even though he’s not a virgin anymore?

    Furiae is funny, she really do love Makoto

  18. so, Furiae feeling finally overflowing, huh?
    she probably feel secure since he is her guardian knight but out of all things he become Guardian knight of Great Sage too.

    i wonder he will do another patch sincr there is still body and life

    Also did Makoto really airhead i began to feel he did it on purpose since he just smoothly guide women..

  19. Sofia afraid of the Great Sage because of how much she punished Geralt for being rude during training.

    Would be really funny if she’s just not the type to ever get angry, and Geralt was just that good at being annoying.

    Or, because this is from before Sakurai came, Geralt is just bad at communicating, and anything he says just comes out rude because of some strange skill like Sofia’s [Coldhearted] skill

  20. I got zero sympathy for Furiae. How many times has she cockblocked Makoto and his 2 girlfriends from trying to do what they have every right to do? If she wants him he should be honest about it and join in.

  21. Thanks for the chapter. Eir really is best wingman, first by giving an oracle for Sofia to become Makoto’s fiancee, and now by urging her to take the initiative and deepen their relationship. Great Sage’s attitude towards Makoto is bizarre and gives credence to the theory that Makoto has met her in the past due to time travel (as much as I dislike this idea). Hopefully, whatever he got out of the Blood pact and Great Sage’s protection will be worth the beating he’s about to receive from Furiae. Then again, this might be just what they need to kick-start their relationship.

  22. With Makoto’s stats, him pulling Sofia’s hand should feel like a breeze to her…

    Great sage-sama is seriously a mid-boss! (lovers type not battle…) Of course Noah should be the last boss

    1. Sofia is suffering the “Helplessly Smitten” debuff, her stats drop to rock bottom when confronted with Makoto, and all her active skills get sealed as well.

      Noah is a bonus boss in the veins of Hito Shura in DDS.

  23. > Word for the day -> “Gigolo”, every body who wants harem likes to be one for sure

    > Furi-san exploded and shouting traitor…
    Would be seeing the ugly side of her? Or she was still so beautiful after all while being so angry

  24. Thanks for the chapter!

    Oh, my! A chapter just for Sofia-chan was too cute! I love how she was okay to be pushed down by Makoto if that’s what he had plans to do but she should have remembered to listen to her goddess how much of an airheaded Giglio he is. xD

  25. Thanks for the chapter! ^^
    Makoto is really pushing hard Sophia’s conditioning about the Great Sage. If she didn’t build up some resistance to his lack of common sense before, she would have been broken! x)
    Well… time for some drama I suppose.

  26. Fu-chan, be more proactive with this stupid please, make the things already clear please.

    Then when it was said that Makoto would obtain the eternal help of the fire elementals when he marry with Lucia it’s because of a pact of that sort? A Life Pact? If that’s the case then he can only borrow the help of the elementals of one element for a only wife and no more? Means that he can only marry one? Or in that case it’s different to the usual pacts and he can actually marry with various persons?

    1. Let’s not forget that Lucy shouldn’t actually be limited to fire spirits though. She does have a specific fire magic skill (Royal class was it?), she also has a skill that gives her access to other elements (which is where her earth element comes from). Odds are, a contract with Lucy could provide Makoto with access to the other two elemental spirits. Probably needs her to raise her proficiency though.

      1. Well, is right that she can technically use the others elements, but is greatest affinity is by far with fire because of his parents (crimson witch + fire demon from hell), if not for the gift of the giant she couldn’t even use his earth element, and last thing, even if the person Makoto contract have various powers he only receive one, with Noah was only spirit magic and Furiae charm magic.

        1. Some things to remember about that :

          Noah is a Titan God, presiding over the spirits, so Spirit Magic makes sense. And Makoto himself naturally only has affinity for water which limits him, but Spirit Magic itself isn’t that limited.

          From Furiae, it’s likely the choice would be Fate, Charm, or Death Magic. Presumably one can only get a single skill from Gift Skill.

          So I’m thinking if it’s possible to get something like Lucy’s all-inclusive skill, just limited to the lowest rank.

          1. Hmm, well, that’s a point, it’s possible that he could adquire the a general versión but of a the lowest grade, though I don’t know if there are a lower version of that skill, but well, considering that the fire is by fire the strongest point of Lucy and that when Makoto sync with her he only could use the fire spirits (as far as I remember) then I think is fine asssume he would only adquire the fire magic. Don’t know other form in which Makoto could finally use the spirits of the others elements so I can be wrong and he really obtain the general magic of Lucy.

          2. Well, thus far it’s all hypothetical anyway. And really, a Makoto who can use any kind of spirit? That’d be ridiculously OP if only because of the flexibility it affords him.

          3. Well, yeah, but we are pretty far in the story so that that of thing become possible is relatively fine, at least if Makoto need to also train the other elements so is not a OP level sudden increase in strength but a gradual increase.

          4. Yup, which is why I’m also hoping for that possibility. Still, diversification of his elemental affinity is just one of many avenues of power-up anyways, maybe he’ll have more surprises later.

  27. Heheh. Furiae is always fun to see react. I wonder if she doesn’t know about the other forms of pacts either, since her goddess clearly doesn’t talk to her.

    Sophia got herself a date…of sorts. Eir talking to her more often is good for her, I guess.

    Takki himself is…quite selfish from an outside perspective, isn’t he? Nobody in the world is more reliable, but also, he crushes the pace and common sense of anyone in his way as if it’s not even there.

  28. Sofia really need to get used to this 😂

    Forget influential people, forget royalty, forget even the Great Sage, Makoto brings the sass to literal goddesses. Everyone is equal before The Sass!

    That’s definitely a solution. Really the way the Great Sage acts, it’s basically not too far-fetched to conclude that she’s basically Makoto’s sugar mommy or something 😂

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