WM – Chapter 244: Hero Abel speaks to the White Dragon

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TLN: Heya guys, Reigokai here! 

Just a short note about Abel and Anna. For now, I will stick to Abel for male and Anna for female when showing in parenthesis who is talking. When unclear, it will be Abel by default.

Just wanted to let you guys know! 

Anyways, enjoy!


◇Hero Abel POV◇

“I have lived several thousands of years, and have been present for the many moments when the light and darkness change places…” (Mel)

The story of the White Dragon-sama began with those words.

What is she going to be talking about here I wonder.

“You are making a face of ‘what is she talking about’, huh.” (Mel)

“N-No!” (Anna)

I hurriedly tighten my face. 

The White Dragon-sama can read my face in an instant. 

“Let me put it simply. The Demon Lords have been ruling in this Dark Era for more than thousands of years. I thought that it was about time for the Hero of Salvation that would overturn the state of the world to appear.” (Mel)

“Salvation…?” (Anna)

I didn’t understand and repeated it. 

“Demons and humans. When the control is on one side for too long, someone who defeats the ruler of the world will appear from the other side. The rulers have been switching between humans and demons for a long time in this way. In around a cycle of every 1,000 years.” (Mel)

“…”

It is something that a human that only lives a hundred years wouldn’t be able to understand.

To be more accurate, I am a mixed from human and heaven winged folk, but my lifespan isn’t that different from a human. 

“The moment I faced the Spirit User-kun, I thought he was the Hero of Salvation.” (Mel)

“?!” 

I hurriedly directed my eyes at the sleeping Makoto-san.

Makoto-san is?! 

Wow! 

To have the legendary White Dragon-sama think of him like that! 

“But after acting together with the Spirit User-kun…I feel like he is hurrying his life.” (Mel)

“Hurrying his life…?” (Anna)

“As if he is desperate. I can’t help but see it as dangerous.” (Mel)

I also had an inkling about it once it was pointed out. 

Since the first time I met Makoto-san, he has been doing big talk about defeating the Demon Lords, and defeating the Great Demon Lord.

Everyone was shocked and exasperated at him at first.

But Makoto-san has shown actual ability. 

He defeated a confidant of a Demon Lord, fought off Demon Lord Cain, and had the White Dragon-sama acknowledge his ability. 

That’s why I stopped being bothered by it at some point in time.

But it is true that Makoto-san feels like he is always restless.

According to Momo-chan, he even skips sleep to train.

He is almost always looking tired.

Why is he working so hard? 

Even though he is already this strong.

When I say ‘Isn’t it okay to not train this much?’, he would answer with ‘I am lacking 1 more’.

When I asked ‘What do you mean by that?’, he told me that he wanted to raise his Proficiency by 1 more level. 

Just for the sake of that? 

Even though there’s not much point in magic proficiency aside from the chant omission at level 50. 

Makoto-san has been continuously training his magic since I met him as if he were possessed…

I have gotten used to seeing that, but is that because he was in a hurry? 

“Honestly speaking, that talk about the Holy Sword that I spoke of in Laberintos…that was me buying time.” (Mel)

“Eh?” (Anna)

I was surprised by the words of the White Dragon-sama.

“What do you mean by that?” (Anna)

“The current Spirit User-kun can most likely defeat a Demon Lord.” (Mel)

“Wa?!” (Anna)

I was shocked. 

He can defeat a Demon Lord?! 

I was frozen stiff by this, and the White Dragon-sama sighed.

“You are way too honest, Human Hero-kun.” (Mel)

“Eh?” (Anna)

“I will tell you one thing. I have simply been living for long, so it is not like I have the power to be compared to a Demon Lord. In other words, I am weaker than a Demon Lord, and weaker than the Spirit User-kun. Don’t take my appraisal as the reality.” (Mel)

“Y-Yes…” (Anna)

Even if you tell me that, for me, everyone is far above.

Of course I would end up believing you…

“This is just the evaluation of me who doesn’t have that much actual strength, but…even the Spirit User-kun that can win against a Demon Lord…is by far no match to the God of Demons, Iblis.” (Mel)

I felt my body stiffen at those words.

The lord that rules over the demons and this world.

The existence that the Demon Lords serve.

“…Have you met the God of Demons Iblis before?” (Anna)

“I have. Only once.” (Mel)

“What kind of guy is it…?” (Anna)

For someone like me who has questionable courage to even fight a Demon Lord, I can’t even begin to imagine.

“It sends shivers down on my body just remembering it. That’s not something that should be okay to be in the Mortal Realm. At that moment, I thought that I didn’t want anything to do with that thing.” (Mel)

The voice of the White Dragon-sama was trembling.

Is the Demon God Iblis that scary? 

“That’s why…I want him to gain strength without hurrying. You are the only Hero in this party, right?” (Mel)

“Me…” (Anna)

It is true that I have the Lightning Hero Skill.

Also, I haven’t told Makoto-san this, but I also have the Sun Oracle Skill.

If I told him that, the fact that I am a woman would be revealed, so I have been hiding it all this time.

Because of all these, I have been raised as a special existence.

My parents raised me dearly as someone who was born with both a Hero and Oracle Skill.

But my parents were killed by the underlings of the Demon Lords soon after I had any memory. 

The one who looked after me was my foster parent, the Fire Hero.

She placed her hopes on me saying ‘I will one day save the world’.

That master of mine was killed by a Demon Lord.

My heart had broken.

The moment my master the Fire Hero was killed, I could only run away.

I was useless when the killer of my master, the Black Knight, appeared at Laberintos.

I am weak.

Very weak.

“I…can’t become like Makoto-san. I can’t…become that strong.” (Anna)

“Obviously.” (Mel)

“Eh?” (Anna)

The White Dragon-sama rejected my worry. 

“The Great Water Spirit Undine that serves the Spirit User-kun sleeping there can destroy a country on its own. With the five Great Spirits that showed up at Laberintos…if they were to get serious, they could sink the continent.” (Mel)

“N-No way… Haha.” (Anna)

A dry laugh came out from my mouth.

She must be exaggerating here, right?

“Well…sinking the continent was a bit overblown. But that’s how fearsome of a power they have -how fearsome the magic of the Spirit User-kun is.” (Mel)

“…”

I couldn’t feel the traces of a joke from the face of the White Dragon-sama.

“I have also only seen it in myths, and this is the first time I have seen the actual thing. I do know that controlling Spirits is something that has been passed down by elves and dwarves with particular attention, but as for having a Great Spirit serving you, as far as I have lived…no, I am sure not even my parents have met one.” (Mel)

“…”

The White Dragon-sama who has lived more than 10,000 years…

“What in the world is Makoto-san…?” (Anna)

“…”

The White Dragon-sama suddenly fell silent.

“White Dragon-sama?” (Anna)

“…I am being silenced.” (Mel)

“Eh?” (Anna)

“I feel a bad gaze on me. Undine must be watching us. She should just come out… How annoying.” (Mel)

Oh my, you noticed. You can’t just talk on and on about Our King, you know?” 

The Great Water Spirit Dia appeared out of nowhere.

That figure of hers is slightly transparent, and I can’t feel her usual mana. 

“You are restraining your presence. Must be because the Spirit User-kun scolded you, right?” (Mel)

The White Dragon-sama says as if getting back at her. 

“…I was prohibited from using my powers as I please. Even though I did it while thinking about what’s the best for Our King…” (Dia)

The Great Water Spirit-san pouted. 

Looks like Makoto-san scolded her.

“Hero-kun, hear about the identity of the Spirit User-kun from the person himself.” (Mel)

“Okay…” (Anna)

What does she mean by ‘identity’?

“This should be okay to say, right?” (Mel)

The White Dragon-sama speaks slowly as if choosing her words.

“If a human uses the power of Undine, their souls are shaved off. It is a technique that lowers your lifespan.” (Mel)

“Lifespan?!” (Anna)

I unconsciously shouted at the words of the White Dragon-sama.

“It is a power that can destroy a country, you know? Did you really think someone can use that without any price?” (Mel)

“B-But Makoto-san has not said a word about that…” (Anna)

“Of course he wouldn’t… But I can tell that that’s a technique that shaves away your life.” (Mel)

“Our King wouldn’t be bothered by something like that.” (Dia)

“!!” 

I was at a loss for words at what Dia-san said.

There was such a burden on Makoto-san alone? 

Yet I didn’t notice this and was taking it easy…

“Him not minding it is the problem… Hey, Hero-kun.” (Mel)

“Y-Yes?” (Anna)

“Are you going to accept this current situation where the Spirit User-kun is the only one fighting?” (Mel)

“That’s…” (Anna)

There’s no way that’s okay. 

If Makoto-san is protecting me and Momo-chan to the point that he is shaving away his life, there’s no way it is okay to continue indulging in it.

“I will help Makoto-san. I may not have the strength right now, but I will gain the power to support him.” (Anna)

“That’s good. If the Spirit User-kun is growing impatient, you should be the one reprimanding him. Isn’t that what comrades are for?” (Mel)

The White Dragon-san smiles gently. 

Alright, next time Makoto-san gets reckless, I will be the one stopping him! 

…Will I be able to?

When Makoto-san used his magic in Laberintos, I ended up on the verge of dying though…

I don’t think I can do it alone…

“U-Uhm…Can the White Dragon-sama and Dia-san also help out rather than being only me?” (Anna)

“Not me.” (Mel)

The White Dragon-sama refuses outright. 

W-Why?! 

“Ancient Dragons can’t go against the person that they have lost against. I lost to the Spirit User-kun. That’s why I obey the Spirit User-kun.” (Mel)

The White Dragon-sama said with serious eyes.

I have heard about it before. 

If you manage to make an Ancient Dragon admit defeat, they can make that Ancient Dragon obey you. 

“That’s why you are listening to Makoto-san, White Dragon-sama?” (Anna)

“It is just my pride. I am stubborn -comes with the age.” (Mel)

The White Dragon-sama sighs in self-derision. 

“Our King has plenty enough with just me! I will support Our King, so there’s no need for anything else.” (Dia)

Dia-san jumped into our conversation.

“The Great Water Spirit and the small vampire are no good either. They blindly accept the Spirit User-kun. Rather, they end up instigating it.” (Mel)

“Isn’t that okay?” (Dia)

“This is why the Spirits are called thoughtless and lacking in prudency.” (Mel)

“What did you say?!” (Dia)

Dia-san was fuming, but the White Dragon-sama ignored her. 

She directed a meaningful gaze at me. 

“The Spirit User-kun seems to have…respect for you. He does seem to be drawing some sort of line though… But if it is something you say, I am sure he will listen. You will be the ‘Stopper’ of the Spirit User-kun.” (Mel)

“Makoto-san…would listen to what I say…?” (Anna)

It is true that I did feel like Makoto-san was considerate of me. 

I thought it was because I was unreliable.

Makoto-san has respect…towards me…?

“Also, from my view, I think there was a Stopper for him in the past… I don’t think he could have lived long with that personality after all.” (Mel)

“You are saying someone was…supporting Makoto-san?” (Anna)

“We live in times like these. There’s a lot of partings. The reason he is impatient about defeating the Demon Lords might be because he lost someone important to him -for revenge…” (Mel)

Makoto-san lost someone important to him just like me? 

No, that’s not it. 

“Makoto-san said he received the oracle of the Goddess-sama.” (Anna)

“But the Spirit User-kun isn’t a believer of the Holy Gods. Not only that, he isn’t affiliated to any God.” (Mel)

“That’s…” (Anna)

Exactly right. 

Makoto-san said he received an oracle, but he isn’t a believer of Althena-sama. 

I know that since I have the Appraisal Skill.

“You should learn more about the Spirit User-kun. Become someone who isn’t like me who obeys him because I lost, or someone like this Great Spirit that is serving him, or like the small one there who is his disciple -you will be the only comrade on equal standing with the Spirit User-kun.” (Mel)

“…Yes.” (Anna)

The words of the White Dragon-sama weighed heavily on me. 

I thought I knew Makoto-san. 

I believed in the strength of Makoto-san.

Because I believed in it, I thought that was good enough.

I didn’t know he was shaving off his lifespan while protecting me…

Is he protecting me because of the oracle? Or is there some other objective? 

I don’t know.

I looked at the face of Makoto-san. 

He was sleeping peacefully. 

A peaceful expression.

A sleeping posture that doesn’t twitch one bit.

Looking at that sleeping face of his for some reason…made my heart race a bit. 

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145 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 244: Hero Abel speaks to the White Dragon

    1. “Demons and humans. When the control is on one side for too long, someone who defeats the ruler of the world will appear from the other side. The rulers have been switching between humans and demons for a long time in this way. In around a cycle of every 1,000 years.” (Mel)
      Interesing. With that kind of thing, the human civilization can’t progress a lot.

      “If a human uses the power of Undine, their souls are shaved off. It is a technique that lowers your lifespan.” (Mel)
      Looks like a nerf for Makoto. Well, if Makoto is too strong, Abel and Momo won’t have a time to shine.

      “Also, from my view, I think there was a Stopper for him in the past… I don’t think he could have lived long with that personality after all.” (Mel)
      The Stopper is most likely Noah. She was the one who gave him advice and guided him when he felt lost. However, she is no longer here. Makoto needs to have someone who can gave him guidance, else he will do crazy things. It is also no good for his mental health. He might be in worst mental condition among the party.

      Looking at that sleeping face of his for some reason…made my heart raced a bit.
      Makoto, you lucky bastard. You already seduced Anna ?! Then, Anna should just flirt with him or push him down !
      https://i.imgur.com/PtDNuMd.jpg

        1. Well, Noah was the one who stopped him the most and she is always by his side. Lucy and Aya sometimes too, but they were influenced by him. Now, they often listen to whatever he says as long he doesn’t try to put his hands on a new woman lol. Sofia also stopped him, but she was not always by his side.

      1. If the ruler changes every 1000 years then won’t the demons win in the current era since abel win in the past era.

      2. >Nerf for Makoto
        Well… he can sacrifice to regain time. Actually killing monsters does that to a degree anyhow as we remember from the early story – where everyone from Earth started with 10 years but can earn more. But sacrificing is more effective where he can gain lots at once, even if more horrifying (to everyone but Makoto).

        I guess in Makoto’s unique situation, he could look at his soul like a battery LOL. Doing crazy things drains it, but he can recharge it. However please don’t teach Makoto some large AoE sacrifice spell. Because he’d totally use it… with a neither emotion or expression on his face while surrounded by screams of anguish in every direction.

      3. Nobody really stops him, although Noah comes closest. He ignores her regularly. The rest… he will feel guilty afterwards, but he still does whatever he wants.

    1. “If a human uses the power of Undine, their souls are shaved off. It is a technique that lowers your lifespan.” (Mel)

      Looking at that sleeping face of his for some reason…made my heart raced a bit. 

      So this is how Makoto started to conquer the Anna route. Well, the description of Makoto sounds really sad and as a reader, it’s even sadder. This is were it reminds you that he really did get seperated from Aya, Lucy, Sofia, and Furiae.

      They didn’t learn about his true identity though. The author’s saving it for the battle against Iblis I suppose. Next chapter should be about the moon country.

          1. Lol, after a few years you’ll learn to give way the the new generation and just watch them compete for First while reminiscing at your former glory. ( ´•ω•` )

          1. You can use “Clipboard Action” app to have archives of what you copy for instant pasting. Why do you think I can paste so many Nepu,s with different variant at too speed (wink wink).

          2. Lol, you remind me of the time I accidentally pasted a mobile number at the comments years ago.

    1. Hahaha that 999 proficiency really bothered him. He should ask the goddess while still in the future. What a blunder makoto….

      1. Makoto is training other types of magic: light (?) and destiny. He has low proficiency in these for now.
        What will happen when Makoto has 999 destiny magic proficiency?

    1. “It sends shivers down on my body just remembering it. That’s not something that should be okay to be in the Mortal Realm. At that moment, I thought that I didn’t want anything to do with that thing.” (Mel)
      The voice of the White Dragon-sama was trembling.
      Is the Demon God Iblis that scary?

      Nah, our boy when meet Great Demon Lord be like: “Eh, you are the great demon lord?”

      A peaceful expression.
      A sleeping posture that doesn’t twitch one bit.
      Looking at that sleeping face of his for some reason…made my heart race a bit.

      Goddammit! This damn virgin chad even manage to makes woman heart flutter while he’s sleeping

      1. I think there was a possibility that makoto and Iblis will be on friendly terms.
        Also I think Iblis is a loli based on it’s tone of voice so it mimight even fall for him.
        I remember someone describing Iblis as someone that gets lonely easily that’s why it makes reborn (taboo) monster.
        But Makoto, thanks to his perspective from outside the world, might be able to hit it up with him.

        1. The catchphrase of Iblis is “fate” (chapter 102), so Makoto who probably exists outside of fate thanks to RPG Player will most likely attract the interest of Iblis.

      2. I’m not sure that she will fall for makoto too but i can relate it if she takes interest for makoto. Both of them are out of the norm of the world after all

      3. Imagine that if the coffin is anna to make her sleep and wake up on current makoto era

        We will have two noel one is for sakurai and one is for makoto with the same faces ~

        How nice….

      4. with the other comments I’m now imagining that demon king iblis is the one inside the ice coffin, since they think she’ll fall in love with him too. can you image if the coffin unfreezes and it has makoto, iblis, and anna?

      1. Yeah, I think It’s very good if they’re competiting. It’s make this comment section more lively… 😂 😂 😂

    1. After a few years, they’ll learn to make way for the new generation for the competition to be first just like I did. Life will always be their hardest opponent here lol.

  1. “Looking at that sleeping face of his for some reason…made my heart raced a bit.”

    Ladies and Gentlemen
    We got em

  2. “Also, from my view, I think there was a Stopper for him in the past… I don’t think he could have lived long with that personality after all.” (Mel)

    The only I can think, makoto’s limiter/stopper is Noah. 🤔.

    1. It is definitely Noah. It makes us aware how important Noah was to Makoto. I bet being alone 1,000 years in the past is really taxing on his mental health. He should really find someone to rely on.

    2. Indeed.. so far the only person he specifically mentioned missing talking to is Noah (although I also imagine that is exacerbated because theoretically he COULD talk to her.. she actually exists in this era.. although also, Ira actually told Makoto to seek Ira out and he has kinda spaced on that, racing to kill Demon Lord’s as his next step.)

  3. Yup, she absolutely fell, no doubt about it. And seems like Annabel-chan really don’t have the Sun Hero Skill, at least until now, so could be that now that Makoto come Althena give her the skill and he hadn’t see his own state for coincidence, or the Sun Oracle Skill acted like the Sun Hero Skill because of finally receive sun light.

    1. She definitely has the Light Hero skill. Otherwise she wouldn’t have been able to use a light sword beam while clad in the rainbow light of Divinity to knock off Cain’s helmet like when Sakurai uses his Light Hero skill. She’s just unaware she has the skill. Probably because there doesn’t seem to be any skill books in this era and Appraisal might not work on yourself or you need to view your reflection in order to do so and Anna just doesn’t have a pressing reason to do it.

      1. There are no books, but Annabel-chan know the others skills she have so either she can appraise herself or other appraised her, the point is that AT LEAST until before Makoto come to this time, she didn’t hadn’t the Sun Hero Skill, there don’t are other explanation as to why she know the other skills and that one no.

        1. Appraisal can only reveal things based on the rank of the skill. If somebody appraised her then it’s possible that it was a low level version that only revealed some of her skills. Also Appraisal itself is a rare skill which is why Fuji-yan was treated so well for having it. Anyways since it’s a rare skill and given how humans live in that era, it’s possible that they only get appraised once in their lives once they reach a certain age like a coming-of-age ritual and Anna possibly just had the bad luck to get appraised by somebody with a low level Appraisal skill that didn’t reveal the Light Hero skill.

          1. And just casually it was a level of appraisal that could show Hero and Oracle skill but no the Sun Hero that is also a Hero skill, what a bad luck huh, and I think that the level of the Appraisal just affect things like the amount of info showed, like elemental just show the name, age, and sex, medium show the skills, advanced the states, etc. I don’t think that is not gonna show all the skills, but well, it could really be that that is the case, though if that’s really the case then I will be trulu disappointed with the author and story.

      2. Yeah, I expect that she does not see the skill because it only manifested when Abel was under the light of the sun. I bet if he appraised himself at that time he would have seen the skill.

        I am still curious how Makoto’s beginner sun-magic is going to manifest as he trains it (and I really wish we knew how much proficiency he has gotten with Destiny and Sun magic.)

  4. Thank you kami-sama.

    So I guess that means the final boss in the future is the demon hero of annihilation. Can they break the 1,000 year cycle?

    1. From what Mel’s said, you can say that Makoto is practically alone in this era. He didn’t get the support from his party or his goddess. The influence of the 7 goddesses also very thin in that era and Noah still didn’t know anything about him. His saving grace probably Momo, but this is the little Momo, not the future one after she had the title Great Sage. It’s no wonder he became impatient and want to speedrun this arc.

      Well, another reason, he got a spoiler about the future event. The thing he didn’t know is that spoiler is a glorified mix-match history to hid the true history. That’s why, his mission in this dark era is more difficult than any quest he ever took before.

  5. When I say ‘Isn’t it okay to not train this much?’, he would answer with ‘I am lacking 1 more’.

    When I asked ‘What do you mean by that?’, he told me that he wanted to raise his Proficiency by 1 more level.

    That hits hard. The fact that he just throws it in there as a random fact caught me off guard. What does he get at 1000? Does he know something we don’t or is it just his own insanity that makes him want to continue leveling?

    1. I don’t know…
      His mindset is the kind of player that always aim for level cap before fighting the final boss. Initially, it was capped at 99. But, Noah remove the limiter and it revealed it it actually able to level more than 99. Now, he wants to reach level cap before the final boss fight.

      1. Assuming… there is a real cap. IIRC what Noah did to his soul book when he was “stuck” at 99 was simply allow it to display the extra digit. In reality, he was still increasing it past 99 before that but couldn’t see the fruits of his labors.

    2. If I remember correctly at lv 1000 he can sync magic with a great spirit (even without the great spirit agreement if I’m not mistaken) since makoto is already the king of water spirits and they agree with everything he says it doesn’t have much use for him, though only elf’s who spent their entire long lifes practicing magic could archive magic lv 1000, so nobody knows (or have any way of knowing) what comes after that….🤔

  6. Thanks for the chapter 🙂.

    Is there no way for Anna to join the harem? Mel seems like she could join it as long as she doesn’t die during the battle.

    Anna is showing some good waifu qualities.

    1. In the history, the party were break away after the fight against Great Demon Lord Iblis, with the status of each member below :

      Abel : MIA
      Mel : MIA
      Anna : build a country for human
      Momo : become the Great Sage and serve in Anna’s country
      Jhonny : traveling to fuck more women

      But…there’s speculation that Anna was alive. So, they probably meet again later in the future.

  7. Sigh. I still can’t wrap my head about one person reincarnating into two different people in the future.

    1. ? Nobody reincarnated though? It was already revealed that althena only GAVE (that’s right the gods are the ones that decides the skills each person is born with or received when transferring to this world) sacurai his light hero skill because of his good looks, and Noel is simply related to Anna/Abel just like the “Lucy like elf” from a few chapters ago

  8. “I have also only seen it in myths, and this is the first time I have seen the actual thing. I do know that controlling Spirits is something that has been passed down by elves and dwarves with particular attention, but as for having a Great Spirit serving you, as far as I have lived…no, I am sure not even my parents have met one.” (Mel)

    Hmmm. No great spirits sightings for that long until Makoto. I take it that you need to have strong faith in titan gods or be their believers in order to contract with Great Spirits with them being the weapons of titan gods. I doubt any Great Spirits would be interested in any holy god believers.

    Anna is turning into a love maiden like Furiae or Sophia. Are we going to get a development where Mel considers Makoto her husband since he defeated her? Mel’s way of talking is like the Great Sage’s too.

    Dia and her sisters are like delinquent girls, while Makoto is their gang leader.

  9. Funny how Dia everytime is like our King this ,our King that but no one gives a fuck about a great spirit calling King a human.

  10. Momo is Lucy, the disciples
    Dia is Aya, the blind follower
    Mel is Furiae, the one who is obligated to follow (well know Furiae is following him because of love)
    Anna/Abel will be Noah, the stopper

    This is how I see Makoto’s team.

  11. At this point I can confirm now that the real savior was actually Makoto most likely Ira made Abel took that role in order to mask Makoto’s existence from the devil’s. Now it makes sense why the holy gods are lenient and gentle to him despite being a ” dangerous ” evil god apostle

    1. There’s a problem with that. The holy gods’ influence in the mortal realm is small so they probably don’t know what really happened during the time. Remember when the Sun Goddess said to Noah that she didn’t know what was happening in the mortal realm because even the Goddesses didn’t know that Noah gave Cain the stupidly overpowered armor and sword. Maybe Makoto was always meant to go back to the past.

    2. I would think instead the someone or something change the story even before that Makoto came there.
      From the “Kill the light hero at all cost” policy of the demons…

    3. I am fully expecting Makoto to use his shapeshift skill to transform in to Abel at crucial times so you can have both Anna and Abel appear next to each other. No one else alive knows that Anna is Abel.

      I am still imagining Eir having Balam’s soul dropped in to her lap “… wuh…!” (and this may be very specifically why she eagerly gave his dagger the ability to be used to sacrifice entities to her.. also why she always tries so hard to get him to convert (but it is also curious that Eir totally missed Makoto when he first appeared in the water temple.. maybe because he was so weak she just over looked him..)

      1. I think the reason Eir missed Makoto is very simple : She couldn’t know it would be him when he was invoked.,. And Sofia didn’t helped by refusing him to join the Water church…

        She was weak at that time (like all the other “Holy gods”), and couldn’t follow the events on the “Mortal Plane”. And she got a demon’s soul (Balam), without any known (or living) Water hero/oracle.

        Even if she asked Ira, all she could say it was someone from the future, but couldn’t say exactly when…

        Not only Ira can’t read Makoto’s destiny, but she can’t know when he will appear, because divination/vision doesn’t (probably) give dates and/or the era when it happens.

  12. I can already see that their parting at the end of journey will be sorrowful.
    Then again, perhaps Anna is still around?
    Could it be the coffin, hmm

  13. So I guess he’s always shaving off his lifespan to use Dia and Undine. I assumed that he only lost lifespan when he summoned the other Undines back in Laberintos because he’s bringing them in from some other location but I guess that isn’t the case. Maybe once he actually reaches 1000 in proficiency he’ll be able to control Great Spirits or at least Dia and her sisters without losing lifespan. I mean surely there must be more to 1000 proficiency other than letting you control and sync with Great Spirits.

    Mel is kinda reminding me of Tio when she is serious (AKA Super Tio) by being able to point out that Makoto is rushing and that it is affecting his lifespan before given sound advice. Also since she says she is subservient to the one who defeats her I’m getting the feeling that she’s gonna interpret that as Makoto being her husband. Hopefully she doesn’t turn out to be a pervert masochist like Tio >.>

    So Anna’s job will be to become Makoto’s stopper since Noah and the rest of his harem aren’t around to stop him now. And of course she’s fallen for him. That damn Airheaded Gigolo Shameless Pole Hero.

  14. So lifespan has been confirmed as well as Anna’s growing affection for Makoto, shes following him to the future 100%. I’m hoping once Anna starts acting as Makoto’s stopper then he’ll take a moment to think about doing things to change the future beyond just trying to follow the story of Abel

  15. Oiiii. Makoto is raising flags everywhere. Will there be a yaoi situation? Lmao

    Thanks for the chapter btw!!

  16. This is getting interesting. We’re seeing Anna’s PoV a bit and now she knows about the price he’s paying for using Dia and her sisters. It’s right about time she stops being completely passive and starts actively working with him and this is a good way for her to get motivated. Plus at the end we can see she’s really starting to go on the harem route too. So we can see how it’ll go, following that little misunderstanding about him seeking revenge, she’ll give her all and step into the hero role, eventually win over the demons only for him to reveal the truth that he was in a hurry to beat Iblis so that he could focus on returning to the present (since there’s no way he’s planning to give up on that). At which point, she’ll refuse to be left behind~
    We also got a bit of insight into Makoto. While all the girls have paid some part in being his ‘stopper’, the biggest role was Noa who was always there watching over him and warning him when he was being too reckless, explaining the things he needed to understand but was too thoughtless to think deeply on and the one who had the single most influence on him from the start. His current behaviour can be considered him going a bit out of control due lacking her presence. Someone has to fill the role when she isn’t around or he’s really going to kill himself. I can totally imagine him going “Whoops, was that all the lifespan i had left? I thought I had a bit more to spare………” then dies. It’d be a sad way to end the series.

    Thanks for the translation!

  17. >The rulers have been switching between humans and demons for a long time in this way. In around a cycle of every 1,000 years.
    Changed puppet in charge, but world refused to change.
    Now how to break the cycle?

  18. Makoto’s harem is full set now, there is a genderbent guy who skip a beat when looking at his sleeping face.

    So that’s why the statue of Abel is smiling, that time when he go to church before he timetravel.

    Thanks for the update

  19. Thanks for the chapter.
    I think Makoto recklessness is a vicious cycle.
    The more stressed he is, the more he blocked his emotions
    The more he blocked his emotions the more reckless he became
    The more reckless he became the more he got to stressful situation.

  20. I think maybe Makoto’s proficiency level is above 999 now but he don’t know it because his Soul Book’s display limit is 3 digits. If true, then he will need to upgrade his Soul Book, or just don’t care about it.

    I have two question:
    1. If Anna and Abel are the same person, then why the legend say that they are “childhood friends”? I don’t think it is historians’ fault.
    2. Why the author write some extra chapters about his harem in the future?

  21. I finally caught up! So, on the one hand, I’m pumped to finally be able to interact in the comments, but now the wait is killing me 😭😭😭

  22. AAAAAH. I KNEW I WAS FORGETTING SOMETHING.
    That Demon Lord subordinate whats-his-name mentioned that it had been 1000 years since the demons took over the humans. That was a super duper important detail worth unpacking, but I was distracted.

    This implies that this entire world has had a cyclical history, and Mel here outright states it. The humans rule, then the demons attack and conquer them. Then 1000 years later, that status quo is overturned yet again. And again. And again.
    Considering the Titans were from millions of years ago, this is likely something the Holy Gods perpetuated. The Devils showed up earlier than we realized, and a back and forth began. Maybe it’s because the winners get weak under peace while the losers keep struggling. Or maybe it’s 1000 years for the respective gods to craft a skill meant for the big war.

    Regardless, history is deeper than just the Dark Era. Almost bottomlessly so. Momo is a seasoned veteran in the present time, but she’s actually still a pretty young newcomer to the big game.

    That aside, I really like this chapter. Mel brings up something that Takki’s companions can do for him, and highlighted just how important Noah was in the past. Even if Takatsuki doesn’t quite understand it, Noah was a vital piece to keeping him going, and he’s been spinning in place without her.
    Defying common sense is how you achieve the impossible, but common sense is also how people live longer.

  23. Thanks for the chapter. Interesting tidbit about the human-demon war and the perpetual cycle of one winning against the other every 1000 years. That means though that, in Makoto’s time, they are destined to lose the fight, which is probably where Mr. ‘outside-of-the -world’s-fate’ comes in. Makoto’s presence as the trump card that cannot be influenced by fate is probably what’s going to end up playing a major part in overturning this scenario.

    Anna also seems to have started falling for Makoto. She’s probably going to start growing stronger from this point on to with the goal of supporting him. Since her lifespan isn’t that different from a normal human’s, my guess is she’s the one in the coffin since I don’t see how else she’ll last for 1000 years.

  24. Anna: “Looking at that sleeping face of his for some reason…made my heart race a bit. ”
    Im shivering here….

  25. Thanks for the chapter and thanks to the sponsors! ^^
    Seems like peoples are so focused on the 1000 years cycle that they forget that just before Mel said that the Dark Era has been going on for “thousands of years”, which means that if there is not something like two or more “Hero of Salvation” level entities on the demon’s side, with Makoto and the crew around the Light Era will probably go on for a while like the Dark Era did.
    And good job Mel for buying time! You are the MVP here! ^^

  26. Fairly sure you were the one more he lacked, Anna. Still, it seems like Makoto is still stuck at 999 Proficiency now? I’m fairly sure 1000 is a theoretically reachable number too, according to Noah.

    Good to see Dia is taking Makoto’s privacy seriously. Nothing like a near-literal nuke watching over people toeing around your privacy.

    Now, Makoto is actually bothered by the use of his lifespan. But it doesn’t seem like he’s bothered by the fact that it’s being used, but more because it was used without him knowing. Knowing Makoto, he’s probably treating it more like a hard-to-renew (but still renewable) resource rather than anything sacred. A resource for which overuse means death, but a resource nonetheless.

    You know it’s serious when a woman like Mel brings up her own age voluntarily. It’s as a serious as when your parents call you with your full name.

    Probably the reason Makoto is drawing a line with Anna is more because she reminds him of Noel? He always seemed way too conscientious about that sort of stuff, like earlier with Furiae. And yet still, she’s falling, bit by bit. Seriously what even is the problem anyways, it’s not like he’s even actively trying to steal anyone’s lover anyways.

  27. Thanks for chap
    wait why did noah never tell him that??

    And difference between level 999 and 1000 is stepping into god’s domain right?

    Seems as if abel may join mc’s harem

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