“Hey, My Knight! Since when did you make a Body Pact with the Mage Lucy-san?!” (Furiae)
Furiae-san drew closer.
No…I don’t remember that.
Princess Sofia admonished me before that I didn’t even know about my own pacts, and I decided to study a bit about pacts.
As the name states, it is a pact that requires one to have a body relation with the person at the moment of the pact.
By the way, there’s apparently no restriction on gender.
In other words, even Prince Leonard would be a valid option for it—what am I even saying?
“Wait wait, Princess, Lucy and I haven’t done anythi—no, is it at the time when I drank too much and have no memories of it? Or that time when Sa-san and Lucy approached me… No, I remember that in that day… Ah! It might have been on the previous day!” (Makoto)
“You…just how many possible moments do you have…?” (Furiae)
Furiae-san was shocked by this and glared at me.
Hmm, but Lucy attacks pretty often after all.
(Makoto, the Great Sage-sama is talking about the Love Pact.) (Noah)
That’s the one when Lucy and I did a synchronization kiss, right?
(Right right, it is recently being called as Body Pact.) (Noah)
I see, it is a difference in the names of the pacts, huh.
“Great Sage-sama, the one I forged with Lucy was apparently the Love Pact.” (Makoto)
When I told the Great Sage-sama this, she made a dubious expression.
“Love… Spirit User-kun, that’s the common name. It is the pact name that a romanticist placed on it. The reality is that there’s no need to have any feelings of love when making the Body Pact.”
“I see…” (Makoto)
(I see, so that’s how it is.) (Noah)
Noah-sama and I raised voices in understanding.
You didn’t know as well, Noah-sama?
“The only ones using the name Love Pact are virgins. Well, not like it changes anything.”
The words of the Great Sage-sama make me and Noah-sama fall silent.
So she says, Noah-sama.
(W-What?! Calling it Body Pact is indecent!) (Noah)
Noah-sama got angry.
“Hey, My Knight, in the end, how’s it really?” (Furiae)
“My innocence has been proven!” (Makoto)
Furiae-san looks at me with a dubious gaze.
“Well, what’s written about Body Pact in books normally falls into marriage. A provisional pact means ‘I am still not tied to one woman and can play around!’. Spirit User-kun is a virgin, yet quite the playboy.”
It didn’t show my innocence at all!
Furiae-san was glaring at me with ‘you really are trash then’.
“Well, I want the Spirit User-kun to stay pure forever, so I don’t mind. Now, give me the usual.”
“Aah, yes yes.” (Makoto)
I have to pay for the stay.
I got close to the sofa the Great Sage-sama was sleeping in, and sat at her side.
The Great Sage-sama placed her fangs on my neck, and bit…is what I thought, but she licked my neck with her small tongue.
A cold sensation ran through my body.
That ticklish sensation made me raise my voice.
“G-Great Sage-sama?” (Makoto)
“Fufufu, Spirit User-kun is nice. Not only is your blood pure, but your body is also clean. It is hard to believe that you are a hardcore adventurer.”
The Great Sage-sama smiled faintly and brushed my neck.
“Haah…well, I am showering in the morning and at night by using water magic. I also can take away my sweat immediately even if I do end up sweating.” (Makoto)
“Eh, really?” (Furiae)
When I explained to the Great Sage-sama, Furiae-san raised her voice in surprise.
“That’s nice. Do that to me next time.” (Furiae)
“When I did it to Sa-san before, she said that it was as if her whole body was being fondled and it tickled. Still wanna?” (Makoto)
“…That sounds obscene. Guess I won’t.” (Furiae)
“By the way, Great Sage-sama, aren’t you going to drink my bl—what are you doing?!” (Makoto)
By the time I noticed, the Great Sage-sama was undressing my upper half.
“Hm? Well, it isn’t fun to just always go for the neck.”
Saying this, her small fingers trace their way on my chest.
The appearance of the Great Sage-sama is like that of a 12 year old, so it looks like a child playing around at a glance, but maybe because of her more than 1,000 years of age, there’s a bewitching air in her that cannot be explained in words.
Her big red eyes peek at me and a cold hand was placed on my cheek.
“Now then…this bad bad servant that intruded while someone was sleeping deserves punishment.”
“…Not servant, but Guardian Knight, right?” (Makoto)
“It is similar.”
Even while we were talking, she was taking off my clothes.
The Great Sage-sama as usual isn’t using her hands.
She is using something invisible to take off my buttons skilfully.
…Is this space magic?
While I was watching the complex magic circle in admiration…
“M-My Knight! You are being done as she pleases, you know?!” (Furiae)
Furiae-san shouted with a red face.
“Great Sage-sama, my Princess has given the No. Looks like going any further is a no go.” (Makoto)
The Great Sage-sama says, but she obediently wrapped her arms around my neck and bit on my neck.
No, it isn’t the usual.
She not only wrapped her arms around my neck, she also wrapped her legs around my waist.
Eh, what’s this? So lewd.
I could hear the sound of my blood being drunk, and she licked my neck at the end.
When I put a hand on it, I could tell that the wound was gone.
“Now then, I enjoyed the blood of the Spirit User-kun already, so I will be taking another nap before departing. I don’t mind you doing as you please in my room.”
Saying this, the Great Sage-sama laid sideways on the sofa.
She seems to be lacking in energy.
She would normally talk with me about a lot of things.
(…Maybe the exhaustion from the battle against the Demon Lord of before hasn’t recovered fully yet?) (Makoto)
“Great Sage-sama, won’t it be rough to go to the Earth Country? Wouldn’t it be better to take proper rest…?” (Makoto)
I speak to the Great Sage-sama that has her back turned.
I thought there was no response, but she answered back.
“You worry about yourself. Things will get rougher from now on.”
“That’s not true. I will be leaving the strong guys to Sakurai-kun after all.” (Makoto)
Or rather, I feel like the previous battle was the peak.
As long as we are careful of the Pitch Black Clouds, Sakurai-kun is invincible after all.
I will be taking it easy at the back.
Of course I do intend on helping out if Sakurai-kun is troubled though.
That’s how I am going to be moving.
“…You are wrong, Spirit User-kun. Things will get rougher from now on.”
She said as if stating a fact.
That way of saying it is as if…
It was as if she were speaking about a future she has seen with Destiny Magic.
“My Destiny Magic can only see till 1 minute after. I can’t tell a far off future.”
“…Isn’t that pretty overpowered?” (Makoto)
Wouldn’t it be quite the advantageous information in a battle?
“Oops, this is a secret. Keep it a secret from the Crimson Witch.”
“You speak out important secrets so easily…” (Makoto)
“Well then, I will go back to sleep. Don’t wake me up.”
Saying this, I soon hear her steady breathing.
She is asleep now huh.
I wanted to hear what’s gonna be rough though…
Let’s leave it for later.
I felt a gaze on me, and when I looked at Furiae-san, she was looking at me with a straight stare.
“…I’m leaving.” (Furiae)
“Wait wait.” (Makoto)
Furiae-san was walking her way to the exit, and I hurriedly chased after her.
“What’s the matter?” (Makoto)
“Are you angry?” (Makoto)
“I am not angry!” (Furiae)
It seems she is.
Furiae-san left the house without saying a word, so I also followed.
“Why are you following me? You are the Guardian Knight of the Great Sage, right?” (Furiae)
“I am the Guardian Knight of Princess before that.” (Makoto)
“Hmph! I wonder about that! You were flirting with the Great Sage!” (Furiae)
“It is the usual though.” (Makoto)
“It is always like that…?” (Furiae)
Furiae-san opened her eyes wide and turned over here.
No, today was a bit more extreme than normal.
“I see.” (Furiae)
Furiae-san must have gotten tired of walking, she sat on a bench closeby.
I sat by her side.
When I looked at her profile, she seemed to be in a bad mood, she had her brows furrowed.
“…I am thirsty.” (Furiae)
Oh, is this a chance to redeem myself?
“Wait for a bit.” (Makoto)
I say this and take out a cup and a fruit from the provision bag that I carried.
They are southern tasting fruits that can be preserved at a fixed temperature.
“[Ice Cutter].” (Makoto)
I peel the fruit with Ice Cutter, take out the seeds, and cut the fruit in small slices.
Then I make ice grains with magic, and mix the slices of fruit and the ice grains inside the cup.
I would have liked a straw, is what I thought as I offered it to Furiae-san.
“What’s this?” (Furiae)
“Hmm, a tropical fruit frappuccino made from parallel world fruits.” (Makoto)
“I will take a bite… Tasty!” (Furiae)
Furiae-san had a dubious face at first, but she soon began to drink it at a fast pace.
Aah, if you drink it that fast…
“M-My head froze for a second there! Curse Magic?!” (Furiae)
“You shouldn’t eat shaved ice that fast…” (Makoto)
I told Furiae-san to drink it slowly and she calmed down.
Looks like her mood has recovered slightly.
As I thought, it is frappuccino for girls! (prejudice)
It is something new Fuji-yan and I want to make popular in this world.
Nina-san was holding her head in pain and thinking about how crazy expensive it would be to employ a water mage that can do the same thing as me.
Because of that, it is still not in a practical state.
“Haah, that was tasty. Make it again sometime.” (Furiae)
“Okay, anytime you want. Princess is the first sampler. I am glad it was well received.” (Makoto)
“I am the first, huh… I see.” (Furiae)
Furiae-san was swinging her legs on the bench.
That’s a habit of hers when she is in a good mood.
“Hey, My Knight, you are thinking of new goods with that merchant-san, right? Do you have anything else?” (Furiae)
“Hmm, I can only cooperate on things related to water magic after all… Fuji-yan is thinking about a variety of things though.” (Makoto)
“Tell me.” (Furiae)
“Then, a recent idea was…” (Makoto)
We spoke for a while.
We killed some time, and Furiae-san and I returned to the ceremony.
Lucy and Sa-san were leaning on each other while sleeping.
The medal award ceremony is still ongoing.
The one on stage is a person from Great Keith?
“Took your time.” (Sofia)
Princess Sofia glared at me.
I apologized and returned to my seat.
“How is it going?” (Makoto)
“You will be called in around 1 hour more.” (Sofia)
1 hour…that’s long.
I looked at the stage and something caught my eye.
The warrior-looking person of Great Keith was speaking about the pride and honor of their own country.
“Sofia, do I have to do a speech on stage too?” (Makoto)
“Obviously… Could it be that you haven’t thought of what to say?” (Sofia)
I had that homework?!
“I haven’t…” (Makoto)
“I did tell you several times though.” (Sofia)
Princess Sofia sighs.
“Can’t be helped. I will think of it together with you.” (Sofia)
It wasn’t the time to be sneaking out!
Furiae-san looked at me as if saying ‘what are you doing?’.
“…Then, let’s begin from your introduction. Tell me your official position.” (Sofia)
“Hero, right?” (Makoto)
“The Country Designated Hero and General serving the Rozes royal family, Takatsuki Makoto; that’s your official position.” (Sofia)
I didn’t know.
“Then, let’s begin from your introduction…” (Sofia)
“Uhm, then, something like this…” (Makoto)
“It would be better if it were a bit longer. Also…” (Sofia)
Thanks to the help of Princess Sofia, we barely managed to make it in time.
I somehow managed to do it when on stage.
A place where there’s the eyes of more than 10,000 people was making me feel dizzy.
It would be easy if it were 10,000 monsters though.
“Takatsuki-kun, calm down.”
If it hadn’t been for Sakurai-kun speaking out to me at my back, I would have run away.
Sakurai-kun is a real bro.
The reward for the medal?
I was given money and land, apparently. (I wasn’t listening)
My business in the Sun Country ended.
But in a few days more the Great Demon Lord is apparently resurrecting.
When that happens, the Heroes will gather at Highland.
We could return to the Water Country once, but that would be a pain, is what I thought.
At that time, a messenger came.
The messenger brought a single letter.
The sender was the Pope.
The contents were about a request to subjugate the remnants of the Snake Church hiding in the outskirts of Symphonia.