WM – Chapter 247: Takatsuki Makoto meets them again

“Please come over here.” 

The suspicious person that spoke to us guided us deeper and deeper into the city. 

“Makoto-san…is it okay to follow them?” (Abel)

“Isn’t there a chance that this is…a trap, Master?” (Momo)

“It is most likely okay.” (Makoto)

Hero Abel and Momo said this in worry, but I had an inkling of what’s going on here.

The crest at the back of the hand of the robed person that spoke to me…isn’t from the Moon Goddess Naia-sama that’s the religion of Laphroaig.

That crest is…

(Dia, please be ready for battle just in case.) (Makoto)

(Yes, Our King.) (Dia)

I speak to Dia just in case. 

“Hey, Spirit User-kun. Does Takatsuki refer to you?” (Mel)

“It is my family name, Mel-san.” (Makoto)

“Hooh…so you had a family name? Could it be that you are a noble from the East Continent?” (Mel)

“Wrong.” (Makoto)

“Muh, so that’s not it, huh.” (Mel)

She told me not to tell her my identity, but it seems like she does have an interest in it.

Momo joined in that conversation. 

“Master, why were you hiding your family name?” (Momo)

“Well, various circumstances. Call me as you have always had until now, Momo.” (Makoto)

“O-Okay… Uuh, Master has a lot of mysteries.” (Momo)

“…More hidden information about Makoto-san… There’s even more hidden…” (Abel)

“Abel-san? Did you say something?” (Makoto)

“N-No, it is nothing!” (Abel)

While we were having that casual talk, we had at some point come to a dark street corner -a slum-looking place.

Every part of Laphroaig’s capital had a bright atmosphere, but it is not like everything is assured to be that way. 

 The place we were guided to was a building that looked like they were part of some ruins. 

It was in tatters on the outside, but it was clean on the inside. 

We advanced through the corridor that was illuminated by candles.

There was a big door shone on by the light of the moon.

“Master-sama is waiting at the other side.” 

The robed woman said this and left. 

Hero Abel and Momo looked nervous. 

The White Dragon-san was as usual.

I slowly open the door. 

◇◇

“I have been waiting, Heroes.” 

What was reflected in our eyes after opening the door was a shrine-looking place for worship, and there’s one woman at the rostrum in the deepest part of the room.

Is she in her late teens?

Her small but well sculpted appearance was like that of a beautiful doll.

Her eyes that gave off a slightly cold impression were looking down at us.

This is obviously our first time meeting, but I felt like she resembled a certain someone. 

“I am Takatsuki Makoto.” (Makoto)

I slowly approach that person and introduce myself.

“Yes, I know. I have heard of you from the Destiny Goddess Ira-sama. I am the Destiny Oracle, Esther.” 

““?!””

Abel and Momo made surprised faces.

The White Dragon-san seemed to be slightly surprised too.

The Destiny Oracle…Esther-sama…huh.

So the name of the Oracle 1,000 years ago is the same.

Is it the kind that inherits the name each generation? 

“Go ahead and take a seat.” (Esther)

I was offered to take a seat, and I sat at the very front seat of the rostrum.

Momo who sat by my side had her body stiff from the tension.

Now then, we finally met, so I have a mountain of things to ask. 

“Uhm…by the way, I want to speak to Ira-sama…” (Makoto)

“Wait for a bit. Let’s begin with the Hero first.” (Esther)

She gave a sweeping glance at us.

The Oracle-sama went down from the platform and approached Hero Abel.

“Hero Abel, it must have been a rough journey. It is a delight to see you have come all the way here.” (Esther)

“Y-Yes… Makoto-san saved me when I was in trouble.” (Abel)

“Please put your hand out.” (Esther)

Hero Abel did as told and brought his hand out. 

A few seconds after, Oracle Esther touches it. 

What is she doing?

“Fumu, I see.” (Esther)

“Uhm…Oracle-sama?” (Abel)

Esther-san ignored Abel who had a dubious look.

“Next is the small Sage over there. You must have had it rough too.” (Esther)

“Y-Yes! But Master was with me!” (Momo)

“Master?” (Esther)

“Uhm, Makoto-sama and White Dragon Master!” (Momo)

The Oracle-sama looked at both me and the White Dragon-san in wonder. 

She soon nodded as if reaching an understanding.

“Looks like you have been guided by good masters.” (Esther)

Saying this, she lightly touched the head of Momo.

Lastly, the White Dragon Helemerck.” (Esther)

“Yes, Oracle-sama.” (Mel)

It is rare to see the White Dragon-san nervous.

Hm?

What about me?

“Oracle-sama, I have been helped out by Ira-sama in the past.” (Mel)

“Yes, Ira-sama remembers that. The Goddess is happy that the young dragon has become such a splendid one now.” (Esther)

“I am blessed to hear that…” (Mel)

The voice of the White Dragon-san was trembling slightly. 

I see, so the White Dragon-san was acquainted with Ira-sama, huh.

In that case, I could have talked about Ira-sama.

Oracle Esther held the hand of the White Dragon-san for an instant just like Abel.

And then, she went up the rostrum again.

She didn’t come to me.

“Uhm~, Esther-sama?” (Makoto)

“Just calm down, you.” (Esther)

“O-Okay…” (Makoto)

She got angry. 

There’s no need to say that in such an irritated tone…

While I was thinking that, I felt that this person…could it be…

“Now then, you all will be facing the Demon Lords, so your current equipment probably isn’t too reassuring. I have prepared your weapons here. Choose whichever you like.” (Esther)

After saying that, a number of robed people came in and began to line up weapons, shields, and armors. 

Ooh…what’s with this fancy development?

There were weapons that look like they are made from mithril, and armor of sturdy material shining there. 

“Uwaah…” (Abel)

“Wawa! It is sparkly, Master!” (Momo)

“Hooh…this is…” (Mel)

Hero Abel, Great Sage-sama, and the White Dragon-san opened their eyes wide.

That’s so nice. Is it okay for me to choose too?

The moment I was going to go there with unsteady steps, my sleeve was pulled.

When I look back, the one there was…

“Esther-sama?” (Makoto)

“…Takatsuki Makoto, I have something to speak to you about separately. Come here.” (Esther)

“Only me?” (Makoto)

“That’s right, only you. Come already.” (Esther)

Saying this, the Destiny Oracle-sama left into a room deeper in.

“Wow, this mantle has protection magic for 4 elements!” (Abel)

“This was made from the mane of a Heaven Lion. Take it, Hero-kun.” (Mel) 

“T-This is…?!” (Abel)

“White Dragon Master, I can feel overwhelming mana from this staff…” (Momo)

“That one is made from the branch of the World Tree. A person with half-assed mana wouldn’t be able to use it, but I think you would be okay, Little One.” (Mel)

“B-By World Tree, do you mean the one that shows up in myths?!” (Abel)

“The seedling of the World Tree is in the Floating Continent, so it isn’t that rare of a thing, you know? I would say processing it is harder.” (Mel)

“You know everything, White Dragon Master!” (Momo)

“I don’t know everything.” (Mel)

I could hear merry voices.

Mel-san was detailing everything.

The amount of information she has is outstanding.

I would also like to check out the weapons and armors with them…

“Takatsuki Makoto-sama, over here. The Oracle-sama is waiting.” 

“…Yes.” (Makoto)

A robed person pushed me.

I had no choice but to go to the room.

It was a small room with no windows.

I could see the back of the Destiny Oracle standing there.

“Close the door.” (Esther)

The Oracle-sama said.

“Yes.” 

The robed person closed the door.

A loud sound was made from the door closing.

With this, this room is a completely sealed room.

So secure…

This is not a trap, right?

I feel a bit uneasy here.

“Uhm, Oracle-sama, what did you want to talk about…?” (Makoto)

“Takatsuki Makotoooooo!!” (Esther)

The next instant, the Destiny Oracle hugged me.

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130 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 247: Takatsuki Makoto meets them again

    1. ““…More hidden information about Makoto-san… There’s even more hidden…” (Abel)
      “Abel-san? Did you say something?” (Makoto)
      “N-No, it is nothing!” (Abel)”
      Anna really wants to know more about Makoto, huh.

      ““Oracle-sama, I have been helped out by Ira-sama in the past.” (Mel)
      “Yes, Ira-sama remembers that. The Goddess is happy that the young dragon has become such a splendid one now.” (Esther)”
      “I am blessed to hear that…” (Mel)”
      So Ira helped Mel in the past ? Did she really provide help properly ? Well, Mel is still alive and grateful to Ira, so I suppose that she didn’t screw up.

      A hug from the Destiny Oracle Esther ? From her behavior, I suppose that it is Ira. Anyways, a hug in their first reunion ? Ira definitely has positive feelings for Makoto. It is kinda cute that the first Ira does is hugging him. I just hope that the first topic isn’t something about Ira’s failure because she is the Divine Disappointment who always fail at the most crucial moments.
      https://i.imgur.com/QXNgZUK.gif

      1. I guess Mel-san still see Goddesses the way they are meant to be regardless of Ira-sama’s failure of a goddess. Well, we know about Makoto. That he is an abnormality where he sees Goddesses like they are just his club’s president or an NPC giving quests, asking him to do some errands and that’s it xD

      2. Let’s just face it, there was probably some mistake in the way he was sent to the past…he was probably supposed to show up a long time ago…that or Ira is getting harassed on the other end by his party members, and clubroom goddesses.

      3. @Just_random_Rei

        Technically this Ira is meeting him for the first time. Truthfully I don’t even understand how that works. At any viven time she has meneries of her whole life? Arent they immortal? Maybe that’s why she’s an idiot. All those memories took up 99% of her brain power.

        1. Uhhh iirc Ir- the Divine Disappointment said that her memories of the past and the future are shared so…

        2. Ira mentioned that her memories are shared with past herself.
          She is not idiot.. She is scatterbrain. Well, her “head” in a way is scattered through all time, so this lil’ goddess is unable to focus on one thing

      4. I think that Ira is really glad to have a chance away from all the competition. I think seeing Ira here could be the last key to making things fit for the future if “Esther” follows the party. It would make sense as to how people thought that Abel and Anna were together in the same party even though they re the same person. basically Ira would shift how people thought of Esther to Anna and what they thought of Makoto to Abel. from how she described it I think that’s how her ability should work. I’m probably way off the mark there though, and it’s very likely that she won’t even join the party.

        I suppose the hug could also be because Ira realized how big of a difference there is between what actually happened and what they thought happened that she panicked and made things worse again.

      5. Isn’t that Amy (reading the ln for this right now…)????
        If not, where did you get that? I need more of this!

      6. Miss Kobayashi’s dragon maid’s little friend is even more childish then Ira-sama. Kanna was exiled from her planet for her pranks. Though the damage the destiny goddess causes goes way beyond pranks & the other goddesses haven’t even stopped her constant incarnation as Ester

  1. Thanks for the chapter!

    “Takatsuki Makotoooooo!!” (Esther)
    The next instant, the Destiny Oracle hugged me.

    Uh, what? No way that the Destiny Oracle would do that out of the blue. It must be Ira-sama descending.
    So this is what Janet-san means when she sees Makoto and Ira-sama is close.

    1. Ira haremett…Get!. Lol. I guess this oracle is actually Ira also. (I.e she’s been descended for at least 1000 years)lol. She probably ran away by she new she was gonna have to clean her room or something

      1. I wonder if this Esther has the same body traits as Esther in Sakurai-kun era or not. If they are, then it could be that Esther also has lived for a thousand years.
        Well, sometimes i don’t like to overcomplicate things over a certain story so i’ll just think that they shares the same name xS

        1. Continual selective breeding of Esthers, since 1000+ years ago. Probably with a tiny drop of blood of Divine Disappointment, for the sake of Persistent Descend. For it to get stealthy properties, and for the host not to suffer any repercussions.
          At least it is logical to do when you are an immortal good that shares memory with future self

      2. @Azuka

        I don’t think so. Remember Sofia said that Esther in the present/future was acting differently now than how she used to act back in school. Remember all the oracles took classes together with the Great Sage. Kind of impossible for Ira to keep that up over the thousand years without anyone realizing.

    1. Main Quest =
      Find Abel : clear!
      Find Momo : clear !
      Find Johnny Walker : clear !
      Find Anna : clear !
      Find the white dragon : clear !
      Kill Bifrons
      Make a legend by killing a great Demon army
      Kill Iblis.

      Annexe Quest =
      Find Kain : clear !
      Find Oracle : clear !!
      Find the calamity Witch.
      Free Noah !

      1. Killing Cain should also be a main quest tho, considering the threat he is until Abel/Anna can use full power sun magic, also, Find Oracle of ira was a main quest too, it was one of the things she told makoto he had to do

  2. Thanks~

    So she’s really Ira huh, well figured it. But i didnt think that the name of the destiny oracles is Esther too. Also what she doing in Laphoraig? I thought Destiny Goddess and Moon Goddess dont get along though? I dont think the current moon oracle is good woman either. Any way glad that makoto reunite with the usele- ehem the destiny goddess ira-chan again

  3. Ira?! Was she nervous this whole time not knowing where he was? And why was she touching the others, was it to read their minds or past? I as thinking that Ira would become an anchoring point for Makoto as someone from the future he can be himself with but it looks like it might be the other way around here

  4. Hahaha… ia she relieved for them being safe? Her predictions are not exactly perfect, after all… :3

    Thanks for the chapter!

    1. If you recall – Ira read what would happen sending everyone that
      1, She could send back without getting caught by the Demon Gods
      2. She could see the fate of (basically everyone on that continent)
      and they ALL resulted in failure. Sending Makoto back was the one fate she couldn’t see the result of. So no, she didn’t know how this was gonna turn out.

      Just the fact that she couldn’t determine in advance that he’d fail… isn’t very reassuring. So yes, I think she was pretty nervous about the whole thing.

  5. Will she apologize to him because he had to abandon everything he knew and love in order to save it?
    Will she scold him because he is messing up history?
    Will she be able to become his stopper?
    There are so many uncertainties but what I’m sure of is that there will be shuraba in the future.

    1. Highly doubt she’ll scold him…

      Altena did say “just save Abel” at any cost anyway, any deviations will be Ira’s problem.

      It’ll be more interesting if Anna and Momo see their private(?) display of affection

  6. “Takatsuki Makotoooooo!!” (Esther)
    The next instant, the Destiny Oracle hugged me.

    This line gives a lot of misunderstanding. Luckily there a separate room , alone together 😏😏 hugging. What could go wrong😂.

    1. What could go wrong ? Everything ! 😂 I am visualizing the countless possibilities generated by the Divine Disappointment and the Nutcase Hero. The possibilities are endless ! I can’t wait for the next chapter !

    1. I want Ira to screw up her tsundere lines. Something like : “I hugged you because I love you. It is not because I was just worried about you ! Don’t misunderstand ! ” When she realizes that she said the wrong line, I bet that she will self-destruct in no time. 😂

      1. I’m honestly betting Ira will be the reason the others learn Makoto is from the future, hey they had the talk about Makoto having a girlfriend recently and now Ira is acting really close… things might get more interesting then I thought heheheh

        1. They thought that Makoto doesn’t have any gfs just ’cause he’s a virgin lol wait for Ira to drop the bomb on them

      2. Lol the group thought Makoto has no Girlfriend because he is a virgin…

        They would never think he got a Goddess that he spoils and hugs lol, Momo and Ira is surprisingly similar, just one is a big tsun…

        Kinda funny how many chapters ago we see her as a mini villain with her prejudice against him and Furiae. Then we see her and Makoto hit it up super fast lol…

  7. This chapter was toooooooo sweeeeeeeettttttt. Expect the unexpected. Thanks for the appetizer. Reigokai, you’re the man.

    1. You don’t react like that with people you’re meeting for the first time… so that should answer the question.
      Except as far as the Chronological date is concerned, this is the first time. But still.

  8. I feel bad for whoever the real Esther is in any time. They get taken over for long intervals with no say. Basically, they go comatose and don’t get to do stuff.

    1. And then Ester finally awakens in her body to find out she’s 8 months pregnant with the child a of man from the future… who has also just went back to the future.

    1. So… Is this Esther an actual human or simply a vessel… a facade made by Ira so she can perpetually descend? It seems that this Esher has no life whatsoever (it this Esther is an actual human that is)… 🤔

      1. Regarding the other Ester, the people who knew her mentioned a big personality change. So prior to that point, she was herself. Only closer to the time leading up to Iblis’s resurrection did Ira take over long term.

        I’m assuming something similar here.

    2. I think every Esther is a legit human, it’s just that maybe having a goddess descends on you is seen as a blessing that they wouldn’t mind getting controlled for life

      1. You have no choice in being an oracle, as with Furiae. You also have no choice with descent, as with Sofia.

        Or, at least, prior content implies that.

        1. Most see it as being “blessed”
          Furi is a bit special since she seems to be a bit lacking of faith

          “Giving your body for your gods is the highest honor” or something. Especially since in this world, gods actually exist

  9. I think Ira can’t actually see the future. She just shares her memories across time and has been decended since ancient times.

  10. Ira hugged Makoto. Finally a goddess to fill the emptiness left by Noah. She was Tsun before, now is it time for her dere part to show from now on? I hope so.

    Did she deliberately lure the other party members away just so she could have her moment with Makoto???? Dayum. A new rival heroine enters the field.

    At this rate how is Anna, Momo, Mel going to let Makoto go when he needs to leave?

    1. Well you could say they’re sharing some secrets –
      Makoto being from the future
      Ira being secretly descended
      and those aren’t things that they wanted others finding out, so naturally being alone to talk about things makes sense.

      But while they have some privacy… 😛

  11. So it looks like Ira was descended onto her Oracle even in the past? I was wondering if he was going to recruit the destiny oracle into his party but probably not? I guess she’s going to just provide equipment and information.

    I wonder when Ira fell for Makoto? Unless Momo, she didn’t fall in the past since it seems like she remembers everything from the future.

  12. I was going to say “Aw no hug from Ira-chan when they first meet?”
    But it seems she was just keeping appearances

  13. Thanks for the chapter~!

    Yeah, it’s Ira isn’t it. Ponkotsu goddess is back! And she comes with a hug!
    I think it’s about time we got an explanation about this whole time travel shenanigans. We’ve had so much theories.

    Also funny seeing Makoto would rather choose equipments over having talks, i guess it’s the gamer brain at work.

    1. He only wanted to talk to Ira, talking to past Esther isn’t high on his priority list.

      Meanwhile, someone keeps explaining things about some really rare things. Wouldn’t you be curious?

  14. Hi comment people.

    Abel is Anna,
    War ends, then Abel gone.
    But Anna stayed right?
    And even got pregnant? (See noel?)
    So is it safe to say Anna is not part of Makoto’s harem?

    Too lazy to re read hundreds of chapter

  15. I was all prepared for them to go on an epic quest to get materials to have a holy weapon made and here they just walk into a random broom closet to find Murasame and a God’s Hand. Ira worked hard to farm up their hero gear, huh?

  16. ONIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII-SANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!
    LMAO!!!!
    Thats how I really expect the development when they were reunited as Ira-instruction 1000 years in the future….

  17. I do wonder about the Moon Goddess tho. Is she a goddess that was forced to bed by Jupiter and wanted some revenge against him?

  18. There, there, Ira-chan. It’s been rough correcting history, hasn’t it? Share all your worries with the ever-reliable Takatsuki, little ponkotsu goddess.
    I assume her touching their hands was a quick future reading to see how the flow of things are going. Takki’s excluded because he’s a freak who doesn’t have a visible future.

    Nice, so they all got an equipment upgrade. Well, except Takki, who doesn’t have the stat requirements for anything, probably.

    Sure, Momo is always cute, but the big sister Mel being treated as a kohai is all kinds of adorable too.

    1. A piece? I wouldn’t be surprised if she wants to be the main wife. She doesn’t want to be seen as mom-age, and doesn’t want to talk about her single status.

      1. She is a dragon and dragons have rules, if Makoto dies accept her into the his wives, she will only see herself as a servant.

        Dragon’s instinct to obey the strong.

  19. This is why being part of the upper class is troublesome. You can’t show your true feelings.

    While Ira is indeed cute in here dere mode, she is scary in her serious mode, since she has a lot of power on her words.

  20. Thanks for the chapter! ^^
    That’s Ira for you and she was probably reading what was happening before they met through her hand.
    Must be relieved that the one she can’t see the future of is ok.
    Or maybe she saw the doomed futur being rewritten reapetedly for the best to suddenly go back to worst when Makoto was going after Bifron before going back to good when Mel and Abel dissuaded him otherwise?
    He probably made Ira go through some kind of rollercoasters with the futur ever changing is my other guess for why she is hugging him at the end of the chapter. And maybe a little scolding afterward for making her worried?
    Next chapter is promising nontheless. 🙂

  21. Yep. It was the destiny oracle after all and surprise surprise, she was actually Ira all along just like in the future. Or not so surprising for everyone reading. More like, super obvious.
    Still, she doesn’t seem to have full knowledge of everything happening and seems not to have known that Momo was Makoto’s disciple. Does she also not know about Abel/Anna? Seems like her powers are restricted with the Devils being dominant even if it’s still possible to descend. So she might still be going off the same version of events everyone in the future believes, without knowing Makoto’s part in it. Though that raises a whole bunch of other questions about the time travel. Did the past actually play out like it did in the story once and Makoto is now making a new one? Or was he always meant to play a part and it just wasn’t recorded by history. And if it’s the latter, why don’t the goddesses know about him from back then? Did they seal their memories or something? Questions, questions.
    Ah well. It’s nice to see a familiar face and I always liked Ira after her villainess mask got pulled off. I can’t wait to see what she has to tell him~

    Thanks for the translation.

  22. I feel a bit uneasy here.
    “Uhm, Oracle-sama, what did you want to talk about…?” (Makoto)
    “Takatsuki Makotoooooo!!” (Esther)
    The next instant, the Destiny Oracle hugged me.

    LOL Now he got another goddess for his harem or is she into Onisama?.

  23. Hey it’s everyone’s favorite Ponkotsu Goddess.

    Y’know they keep bringing up that Floating Continent. At some point Makoto is probably going to go there.

    I guess it’s time for Ira to show her dere side. She must’ve missed her husbando a lot but now he shows up with more harem members.

  24. Thanks for chap
    uwaahhh? What’s with that development? Did ira fall for mc or mess up again?

    Or maybe something happened in the future that is moving in parallel?

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