WM – Chapter 243: Takatsuki Makoto heads to the Moon Country

We are currently riding on the back of the White Dragon Mel-san and flying in the sky. 

The members are Hero Abel, Momo, Mel-san, and me. 

The same lineup as in Laberintos.

Julietta-san wanted to come together with us, but Mel-san said ‘don’t increase the numbers too much’, so she tearfully gave up.

I felt a bit bad for her, but Mel-san is the one giving us a ride, so we can’t complain.

“Waah, it is so high, Master!” (Momo)

“What an impressive sight! My wings can’t fly this high!” (Abel)

“Hmph, right? Right?” (Mel)

Momo and Hero Abel were getting merry. 

Mel-san responds proudly to that.

As for me…

“…”

I am silent.

Cause it is super scary.

Even when I am using Clear Mind, it is still scary.

It is shaking a whole lot, and I can’t keep my eyes open because of the strong wind.

Eeh? …Is this going to be like this the whole time?

It is completely different from the comforting aerial travel of the Flying Ship…

But Momo and Abel seem to be having fun, so I can’t go ruining the fun here.

Gotta endure. Endure. 

“Spirit User-kun, want me to fly a bit slower?” (Mel)

“…It would help me out.” (Makoto)

Mel-san noticed quickly. 

As expected from the oldest one here, she is good at looking after others.

Thanks to Mel-san slowing down a bit, I finally managed to speak.

I spoke to the two while making sure not to look down too much.

“You haven’t gone to Laphroaig, right, Makoto-san?” (Abel)

Hero Abel asked me this while we were talking.

I was about to answer ‘I have’, but I hurriedly covered my mouth.

“Of course I haven’t.” (Makoto)

The one I have gone to is the capital of Laphroaig 1,000 years in the future.

Ruins with nothing in it. 

“Actually, I have wanted to go there this whole time. I have only heard this in rumors, but it is the Holy City that has escaped from the threat of the demon lord army. I wonder what kind of place it is.” (Abel)

“Yeah…” (Makoto)

My heavy response contrasted the sparkling eyes of expectation from Abel.

The reason why Laphroaig is prospering is because it is connected to the demon lord army. 

According to the picture book, the one who discovers this is Hero Abel.

I brought him with me because I can’t separate from him, but I don’t know what will happen…

“Master, it is impossible to do fire magic training here!” (Momo)

Momo protested at my side.

Being at the back of Mel-san, the wind was strong, and the fire ended up being blown out. 

By the way, I am also continuing my water and destiny magic training.

“Then, let’s try a different spell. If it is earth magic or wood magic, you should be able to use it, right?” (Makoto)

I proposed different spells to Momo.

“Uuuh…so you won’t say don’t train while we are moving, huh…” (Momo)

“Isn’t it the other way around? There’s no other thing to do here aside from training, right?” (Makoto)

My disciple was saying something that made no sense.

You are supposed to be the future Great Sage-sama.

At that moment, I remembered something important.

“White Dragon-san, can you please teach Teleport to Momo?” (Makoto)

I shouted to Mel-san in this situation where it is hard to talk because of the wind.

“Hm? Me teaching? I don’t really mind.” (Mel)

“Why all of a sudden, Master?” (Momo)

“Cause I can’t teach it to you. But you have the Sage Skill, so you can use it, right?” (Makoto)

The Great Sage-sama is one of the few prominent users of Teleport in the continent in the future. 

That’s why Momo should have the talent. 

“Then, in the time we are free, I will teach you Destiny Magic.” (Mel)

“Y-Yes… I now have two masters.” (Momo)

“This is my first time teaching a human…no, a half-vampire. Fufu, I am strict, you know?” (Mel)

“Uuh, please be gentle.” (Momo)

Mel-san really is good at looking after others.

She was loved by the Ancient Dragons in Laberintos too. 

She was like their big sis. 

As expected of the 10,000 year old Ancient Dragon.

But when I talk about her age, she glares at me, so it looks like I shouldn’t be saying that.

“Makoto-san, what should I do?” (Abel)

Hero Abel asks something weird.

I can’t say anything to the legendary Savior Abel as if I am his superior though…

“Uhm…I am not a swordsman, so I can’t teach you anything, Abel-san.” (Makoto)

“I…see…” (Abel)

He seemed a bit sad. 

—At that moment, the words Fuji-yan told me a long time ago surfaced in my mind.

“Listen here, Takki-dono. At the times when there’s more than 3 friends, the conversation topics should preferably be ‘shared knowledge’-desu zo. We get heated up when talking about games, but if a person without much knowledge of games were to mix into the group, they would feel left out. It is important to have other knowledge.” (Fuji)

“I see.” (Makoto)

As expected of the communication master Fuji-yan. 

It really helps out. 

“Therefore, Takki-dono must also learn to understand the greatness of beast ears-desu zo!” (Fuji)

Looks like he simply wanted to talk about his tastes. 

It didn’t help out. 

“I feel like people who like beast ears are also knowledgeable about games though… This is my preconception though.” (Makoto)

“Muh, now that you mention it, that does sound true.” (Fuji)

It was that kind of pointless talk.

I still continued not understanding the greatness of beast ears even after that.

Anyways…

Momo, Mel-san, and I were having heated conversations about magic.

Only Hero Abel isn’t participating in the talk.

That’s not good.

“Can you teach me Sun Magic? I recently got the Skill and I am not used to it.” (Makoto)

“Me teaching you…? Got it! Leave it to me!” (Abel)

The face of Abel brightened up.

That was the right route.

“Then, I will show you my magic first.” (Makoto)

“R-Right now?!” (Abel)

“Hey, you people, don’t go messing up your magic on my back, okay…?” (Mel)

Mel-san warned us, and continued our journey in the sky. 

◇Hero Abel POV◇

It was now night, and Helemerck-sama said that she was tired, so we decided on camping. 

Makoto-san caught fishes from the river, and Momo-chan cooked.

I was thinking about helping out in something, but Makoto-san said ‘It is okay, just rest’, so I now have nothing to do.

After everyone had dinner, it was decided that we would be resting in shifts. 

“Then, you go first, Abel-san.” (Makoto)

“Master, you are wobbling. Please rest.” (Momo)

“Spirit User-kun, you are the one that’s the most tired. Rest.” (Mel)

“Got it…” (Makoto)

Looks like Makoto-san had used quite the amount of stamina from riding the White Dragon-sama. 

He lied down, and it didn’t take long for him to fall asleep. 

“I will too!” (Momo) 

Momo-chan slipped into the blanket of Makoto-san and she seemed to be sleeping peacefully too. 

She looked like a little sister that’s looking to be spoilt by her brother. 

The ones remaining were me and the White Dragon-sama. 

By the way, the figure of the White Dragon-sama is currently not that of a dragon but a human woman.

“…”

“…”

There’s no conversation. 

This is awkward. 

The White Dragon-sama speaks to me as if breaking the silence. 

“By the way, why is it that you are currently in your female form…your Heaven Winged Folk form? Isn’t it a form you should be hiding?” (Mel)

“There’s only people who know about my secret here, after all… Also, it is easier on me to be in this form at night. I return to my male form in the morning though…” (Anna)

“Fumu, a mixed race constitution, huh. Must be tough on you.” (Mel)

“Yeah… I have been wary of my surroundings at all times so as to not be caught. It has been a while since I have been able to stay in my natural form.” (Anna)

I say this as I glanced at the sleeping face of Makoto-san.

It hasn’t been that long since I met him.

But Makoto-san has been surprising me left and right. 

I should follow him.

I am sure everything will go well if I believe in him.

My thoughts naturally flowed in that direction. 

“This man…is in a precarious state.” (Mel)

The White Dragon-sama muttered.

I almost failed to pick that up.

In a precarious state? 

Makoto-san? 

Even though he is this strong? 

I looked at the White Dragon-sama in surprise.

“What, Human Hero-kun. Don’t you think so too? Could it be that you were thinking that everything would go well if you were to follow the Spirit User-kun?” (Mel)

“?!” 

She grinned.

I felt like the White Dragon-sama had seen through the very depths of my heart. I fell silent. 

Why is she saying something like that? 

“White Dragon-sama… Please tell me what you mean by that.” (Anna)

“Don’t raise your voice. The two will wake up… This is purely my opinion, so there’s no guarantee I am right. You still want to hear it despite that?” (Mel)

“Please do…” (Anna)

“Alright.” (Mel)

Saying this, what the legendary White Dragon-sama told me was plenty enough to shock me. 

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