WM – Chapter 270: Takatsuki Makoto resolves himself

“Takatsuki Makoto…want to defeat the Great Demon Lord?” (Ira)

What came out from Ira-sama was something unexpected. 

“Defeat…the Great Demon Lord? We were in that state even against a Demon Lord though?” (Makoto)

I actually did intend to go straight to the Great Demon Lord depending on the meeting of the Savior Abel. 

There was also my impatience of wanting to search for a way to go back to the era where Lucy and Sa-san are though. 

But currently…I honestly am not confident about it. 

The Immortal King Bifrons was a fearsome opponent. 

I don’t really think that we can win against the Great Demon Lord that has 9 other subordinate Demon Lords with our current fighting force. 

Ira-sama must have read my mind, she smiled gently. 

“I understand that sentiment, Takatsuki Makoto. But that’s not it. This is the best moment.” (Ira)

“…I don’t understand what—.” (Makoto)

Before I could say ‘what you mean’, Ira-sama’s hand was placed on my cheek.

It is warm. 

“Destiny Miracle: [Resonance].” (Ira)

A pretty voice resonates. 

My body and Ira-sama’s body shone rainbow.  

This is…?

“This reaction is something that only people with Divinity can have. It means that you have the power of a God in your body, Takatsuki Makoto.” (Ira)

“Eh?!” (Makoto)

I have Divinity?

I don’t feel like that at all. 

“I told you, right? If a human were to synchronize with a Goddess, they would normally go mad or be crippled. At the very least, there should be damages to the body or the mind… And yet, I saw no sign of that at all in you, Takatsuki Makoto.” (Ira)

“That’s thanks to the crest of Noah-sama—” (Makoto)

“That’s right, it is the doing of Noah. And the side-effect of the Miracle Magic that Noah casted on you, you now have Divinity in your body, Takatsuki Makoto.” (Ira)

“…Is that okay?” (Makoto)

She has been going side-effect and crippled and a whole lot of bad words. 

“It is okay. It is vexing, but it is as you would expect from the Miracle Magic of Noah. It is containing the Divinity in such a way that it doesn’t cause any bad effects on you at all.” (Ira)

Hohoh.

Noah-sama really doesn’t miss anything. 

“I understand now how I have Divinity. But can we really defeat the Great Demon Lord with that?” (Makoto)

When hearing the words Divinity, it does somewhat sound strong, but I don’t think I have become like Sakurai-kun and Anna-san. 

“Haaah…” (Ira)

Ira-sama shook her head as if saying ‘good grief’. 

“You have Divinity in you, so think of yourself as having Infinite Life and an Infinite Flesh.” (Ira)

Infinite Life?

Infinite Flesh?

That does sound impressive.

“…I can’t really get a proper picture here.” (Makoto)

I tilt my head without getting it clearly. 

“Think of the Invincible Time of Aya-chan as going on indefinitely. Right now you would be able to have a decent battle against the Sun Hero Alex, you know?” (Ira)

“That’s crazy strong!” (Makoto)

The Invincible Time of Sa-san that KOed Olga-san in one hit. 

The Sun Hero Alexander that defeated the Light Hero Sakurai-kun in an instant. 

The same as that?! 

“It can’t be helped that you can’t believe it. The person himself has Divinity inside him without his knowledge after all… Why did Noah do something like this…? Is it to…hide it from the Holy Gods and the Devils…? But that would create the possibility of no one noticing it ever… Did she calculate the fact that I would notice…? There’s no way…” (Ira)

I listened to Ira-sama, who was furrowing her brows, while I looked at my own hands.

I don’t feel like I have become that strong though…

I was bothered about it, so I took out my own Soul Book.

All my Stats have turned into [Unknown].

W-What’s this?! 

“The Soul Book is something to gauge the power of people from the Mortal Realm, so they can’t gauge Divinity.” (Ira)

Ira-sama tells me. 

I-I see. 

Looks like my body has really changed.

“With this…” (Makoto)

I can really defeat the Great Demon Lord…?

Thanks, Noah-sama!

“Of course, there’s also something I have to warn you about.” (Ira)

Ira-sama puts a stop to my joy ride. 

“This state won’t continue forever. A human having Divinity is abnormal to begin with. It should weaken as time goes on.” (Ira)

“I see… And even if I wanted to recharge the Divinity, Ira-sama is already…” (Makoto)

“I can’t descend.” (Ira)

“Got it.” (Makoto)

I understand now what she meant by this being the best timing to fight the Great Demon Lord.

“Can I win…?” (Makoto)

“You must not charge in on your own, okay? At the very least, you should bring the Light Hero Anna with you.” (Ira)

“That’s why you gave me that advice before…” (Makoto)

So that’s why I must not reject Anna-san, huh. 

“I have also recovered the Holy Sword Balmung from the castle of the Demon Lord Bifrons. It was originally the weapon of the Fire Hero. Have Anna hold that, and if you fight together with her with your Divinity, I am sure you will win!” (Ira)

Ira-sama points at me straight. 

I learned about it just now, but it looks like we have obtained a Holy Sword from the Demon Lord Castle. 

Even so, the Holy Sword Balmung…huh.

“It is the Holy Sword that Sa-san broke, right?” (Makoto)

I remember the time in Great Keith. 

It doesn’t give me the impression of being that strong. 

“T-That’s because your comrade is weird! What’s with that Invincible Time?!” (Ira)

“Well, I also think that Skill was a straight up cheat though…” (Makoto)

“A-Anyways! The stars aligned and you now have Divinity. We should use it!” (Ira)

“I see…” (Makoto)

I understand the plan of Ira-sama. 

At that time, an idea came to mind. 

“What would happen if I were…to challenge the Deep Sea Temple in this state?” (Makoto)

“Eh?” (Ira)

Ira-sama opened her eyes wide at what I muttered. 

“What do you think, Ira-sama?” (Makoto)

“I-It is true that there’s the chance that you could clear the Deep Sea Temple with your Divinity, but… Ah! Could it be that that was the aim of Noah?!” (Ira)

Isn’t this a once-in-a-lifetime chance?

The Deep Sea Temple that Demon Lord Cain and I couldn’t even hold a finger against. 

But if it is with the awakened Light Hero Anna-san, maybe…

“H-Hey…Takatsuki Makoto, are you serious? You will not fight the Great Demon Lord…? If we fail here…” (Ira)

Ira-sama grabbed my sleeve with a face on the verge of tears.

Tears in the eyes of an out of this world beauty.

Those eyes are unfair…

Go see Noah-sama or fight the Great Demon Lord.

While I was brooding over this…

[What will you do?]

Challenge the Deep Sea Temple

Challenge the Great Demon Lord

Words floated in front of me. 

RPG Player Skill.

At a spot that’s just in the right place where Ira-sama can’t see.

What should I do…?

It may not be the first time, but it always throws hard choices.

Ira-sama was looking over here like an abandoned puppy. 

So sly. 

The result of thinking about it for a while, I choose Challenge the Great Demon Lord.

“I wouldn’t have known about the Divinity without you telling me, Ira-sama. I will obey your oracle and fight the Great Demon Lord. I will slowly clear the Deep Sea Temple.” (Makoto)

I answer clearly. 

I can’t prioritize my own desire. 

This is a situation that holds the fate of the whole world. 

I thought my decision would make Ira-sama happy, but the Goddess herself was making a dubious expression at me.

“You…what did you do just now?” (Ira)

She threw me a strange question.

“As in?” (Makoto)

“Uhm…hm? Hmm, it is nothing. I thought the future couldn’t be seen for a second there, but…looks like it was my imagination. Right! You are going to fight the Great Demon Lord! That’s a relief…” (Ira)

She immediately changed into a relieved expression, placed a hand on my shoulder, and entrusted her weight onto me.

An incredibly nice smell reached my nose. 

…Ira-sama has a flowery scent to her.

Isn’t the personal space of this Goddess too close?

She must have read my mind, she opened her eyes wide.

“Are you hungry for women…? You have a whole lot of cute girls coming at you, you know?” (Ira)

“I am stalwart.” (Makoto)

“You say that, but I felt your gaze on my chest, you know~.” (Ira)

“That chest that looks like a clear plain?” (Makoto)

“Hah?” (Ira)

Ira-sama lets out a low voice with pressure in it. 

The plushies close to the bed had a glare shine in their eyes. 

They sound their giant scissors. 

I stepped on a landmine. 

“That was a lie. I was entranced by your pretty skin, Ira-sama.” (Makoto)

“Good.” (Ira)

She went ‘Hmph’ and pushed her chest out. 

What’s big is her ego…

No, she is a Goddess, so that must be in her nature. 

Noah-sama is the type that goes ‘I am the cutest’ after all.

While we were having that conversation, the scenery began to blur. 

It is about time to wake up.

There was a lot of information in this talk too. 

I have to arrange my thoughts. 

“Then, I leave it to you, Takatsuki Makoto.” (Ira)

“Yes, Ira-sama.” (Makoto)

And in this way, I received the oracle and request of Ira-sama.

◇◇

Momo’s not around when I wake up. 

We are inside Laberintos, so it is hard to tell the time, but it is most likely past noon.

“I overslept…” (Makoto)

I say this to myself, and head to the underground lake thinking about washing my face.

On the way, the residents invited me telling me they would treat me to food, but I told them I would be getting fish on my own for rehabilitation as well. 

And while at it, I wanted to confirm this Divinity that Ira-sama told me about. 

I was wondering about having people see me, so I went to the back of a waterfall at the underground lake. 

The roaring sound of the water falling resonated at the back of the waterfall. 

When I looked around, I could see a whole lot of Spirits playing around. 

I was thinking about what spell to use, but…

“Makoto-san.” 

I was called.

A voice I am pretty familiar with…the Light Hero Anna-san. 

—The Holy Maiden Anna will confess to Takatsuki Makoto.

Ira-sama’s voice replayed in my head.

As expected of the Destiny Goddess’s clairvoyance.

I don’t think I can avoid this. 

(You get it, don’t you, Takatsuki Makoto?! Give the ok!) (Ira)

Her voice resonated in my head.

The personage that I was talking with just a few moments ago. 

You are watching, Ira-sama? 

This is hard to do to an unbelievable degree. 

(Like, if you are leaving it to me, then please don’t watch.) (Makoto)

(C-Cause you know, I am not sure if you are going to do well!) (Ira)

This Goddess…

Looks like she can’t feel relaxed unless she has every single thing in check.

It is not good to be unable to leave the job to others, you know? 

(S-Shut up! Enough about me, concentrate on Anna in front of you!) (Ira)

Haah…got it. 

I sighed inside my mind.

“T-There’s something I have to talk with you about.” (Anna)

Anna-san says this with a bright red face.

Cute…but that face reminds me of Princess Noel no matter what. 

This girl is going to confess to me…apparently. 

“Y-Yes…?” (Makoto)

I answer slightly nervous.

(Now, hero Takatsuki Makoto! Bring down Anna!) (Ira)

The inside of my head is noisy. 

I can’t concentrate! 

And in this way, the confession event with Ira-sama observing had begun. 

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