WM – Chapter 290: Takatsuki Makoto learns about the world 1,000 years in the future

“TLN: Hey guys, Reigokai here!

Just here letting you know I was missing a good amount of the author’s comment in the epilogue. I will be translating that for the next chapter.

I didn’t have much time to translate this chapter, so I didn’t manage to fit the author’s comment too in this one. I am really sorry!

I will make sure to have it added by the next chapter!

Anyways, enjoy!


Aah…the skin of Makoto-sama I haven’t felt for so long… Haah… Haah…” 

I am currently getting a physical examination in the residence of the Great Sage-sama Momo.

It bothers me that Momo is panting here though.

“Uhm, Great Sage-sama, was there a need to take off my clothes?” (Makoto)

When I asked this, Momo glared at me.

“When we are alone, it is prohibited to call me the Great Sage-sama!” (Momo)

So it seems. 

I am scared that I will end up accidentally calling her name when there’s important people though.

Momo is currently someone who is close to being the most influential person in Highland. I can’t just accidentally say troubling things.

“Yes yes…Momo. So, how’s my body?” (Makoto)

“Hmm, let’s see…” (Momo)

Momo’s cold hand touches me all over my body.

I just let her do as she pleased. 

It is ticklish, but it can’t be helped. 

I have been sleeping for 1,000 years

Of course, I think I need some rehabilitation first.

“It is a healthy body that has no issues anywhere.” (Momo)

“I see… My body feels a bit heavy, but I can at least move normally.” (Makoto)

I was more okay than I thought.

(Obviously. I was the one who was guiding your time magic after all!) (Ira)

The voice of Ira-sama resonated inside my head.

My Cold Sleep wasn’t your regular water magic.

It also had the arrangement of time magic that the Destiny Goddess-sama taught me.

It apparently froze time as well… An impressive spell.

“Ira-sama, good morning. I managed to wake up safely.” (Makoto)

I bow lightly. 

“Eh? Makoto-sama…are you talking to the Destiny Goddess-sama?” (Momo)

Momo makes a wondering face.

(What, got a problem?) (Ira)

“She helped me out with how to do the Cold Sleep after all.” (Makoto)

I alone wouldn’t have managed to come back to this time. 

Momo still had a perplexed face.

“I thought for sure the one you would be talking to first would be that Evil God you worship though.” (Momo)

“!” 

I was dumbstruck by the words of Momo.

Crap. 

I have come back to the present, and yet, there was one Goddess I should have greeted first. 

“N-Noah-sama!” (Makoto)

I hurriedly looked around.

But there was no response.

I held my dagger in both hands and kneeled.

I offer a prayer to the Goddess.

Even so, I didn’t hear the voice of Noah-sama.

“E-Eh…?” (Makoto)

Could it be that I was forgotten?

Or she is sulking? 

Both sound plausible.

(I-It is okay! Noah must be busy!) (Ira)

“Makoto-sama! There’s no need to make such a grim expression…” (Momo)

Ira-sama and Momo were greatly worried about me.

“Well, she is a whimsical Goddess after all.” (Makoto)

She should be showing up like nothing inside my dreams…probably.

“Hey, Momo, I want to check the state outside, so can you please tell me what has happened until now while we are eating? I want to know if there’s discrepancies with my knowledge.” (Makoto)

“Got it! …Is it okay to suddenly go out and walk?” (Momo)

(You, it would be better to rest for a bit, you know.) (Ira)

Momo and Ira-sama were baffled at me. 

It really would be better to rest. 

But it bothers me. 

I want to know what has happened in the present. 

Also, an intense hunger was attacking me.

I want to eat something. 

I pushily convinced Momo, and we went out to the capital of the Sun Country. 

◇◇

“It doesn’t seem to have changed that much…maybe? The capital of Symphonia.” (Makoto)

 I am by no means knowledgeable of the Sun Country, but the liveliness is exactly as I remember. 

But there’s one point that’s a bit different. 

“There’s not only humans, but also other races around.” (Makoto)

The past Symphonia had a strict racial division.

The humans were at the top, and the others like elves and beastkin were being clearly discriminated against. 

That has been changed. 

So I say, but the relationship between devilkin and humans is still bad. 

Looks like the bad reputation of the Calamity Witch is still alive. 

But now that I think about it, the Moon Country of Laphroaig has been restored, right? 

(Yeah, regarding that part, the Moon Oracle that you were the Guardian Knight of -Furiae-chan- is doing her best leading the devilkin. They are a race that’s skilled in magic to begin with, so they have grown into a large country in one year.) (Ira)

In just one year?! 

“Hooh…as expected of Princess.” (Makoto)

Furiae-san must have had it rough.

I am told about other situations of the present by Momo as we walk.

1 year has already passed since I went to the past, huh…” (Makoto)

The plan was to wake up in the present as soon as I time slipped to the past.

(I-It can’t be helped! For a Goddess that lives an eternity, 1 year is within the margin of error!) (Ira)

Well, I can’t be asking for everything to be as I wish. 

I managed to return safely.

That’s what’s most important. 

And what I am most interested in…

“Momo, the Great Demon Lord Iblis still hasn’t been defeated, right?” (Makoto)

“Yes, that’s right.” (Momo)

I look up at the sky that’s covered in gray colored clouds

“Those are not Pitch Black Clouds, right?” (Makoto)

“They aren’t… Looks like the power of the resurrected Great Demon Lord isn’t as strong as it was in the past.” (Momo)

“Or maybe that’s how he wants to lower our guard.” (Makoto)

We can’t be optimistic here.

At that time, something caught my eye.

“Uhm…could this possibly be…” (Makoto)

I looked at the bronze statue at the very center of the main street and ended up letting my voice out. 

Before, it was only Savior Abel.

But now it has changed to the statues of several people.

The Light Hero – Abel.

Holy Maiden – Anna.

The White Great Sage – Momo.

The Magic Archer – Johnny-san.

The Holy Dragon spreading her wings wide – Mel-san.

It is fine until here.

There’s one more person…a mysterious person holding a dagger up.

“Hey, Momo, who is this one?” (Makoto)

“Eh? What are you saying? That’s obviously…” (Momo)

(Obviously you, Takatsuki Makoto.) (Ira)

I frown.

No no, history has changed a hella lot then…

(That much is okay. It is better than having Abel killed and the Dark Era continuing.) (Ira)

“That’s true, but…” (Makoto)

Did I really overdo it? 

But we were making desperate efforts in the past. 

I walk around Symphonia while thinking about that.

Maybe because it is meal time, there’s nice scents coming from the stores on the street. 

“Momo, want to enter somewhere?” (Makoto)

“Yes, Makoto-sama!” (Momo)

The current Great Sage-sama is wearing a childish mage robe. 

No one would think she is one of the most influential people of the Sun Country like this.

That’s why she is talking as usual.

The place we entered was a noisy diner filled with people.

Momo and I sat at the counter side by side.

And then, I noticed.

(Ah…I don’t think I have money.) (Makoto)

I don’t have the money of this current era. 

While I was thinking about what to do…

“Bring us the recommended dishes here. Keep the change.” (Momo)

Momo says as she pays with a number of silver coins.

“Yes! I will bring the food at once.” 

Just as the friendly employee said, the food was lined up in front of us in an instant. 

Vibrant colored salad.

Fried boned bird meat. 

Pasta covered in tomato sauce and cheese.

I grab the fork and nervously bring it to my mouth.

“Tasty…” (Makoto)

I slowly tasted the food I haven’t had for 1,000 years.

I suddenly noticed Momo’s hand had stopped.

“Are you not going to eat?” (Makoto)

“…There’s something I want more than this after all.” (Momo)

Momo was looking at me wishfully. 

Small fangs were peeking out from her smile.

“…Later.” (Makoto)

“Yes~☆.” (Momo)

Can’t have her drinking my blood in the diner. 

She waited for 1,000 years.

If my blood is good enough for her, I will give her as much as she wants. 

I looked around the diner while eating the boned bird meat, and noticed one painting hung out. 

The ones in the painting were the 7 Goddesses.

In the past, there were only 6 Goddesses. 

Looks like history has also changed here. 

I check the Goddesses. 

The Sun Goddess, Althena-sama.

The Fire Goddess, Sol-sama. 

The Water Goddess, Eir-sama.

The Wood Goddess, Freya-sama.

The Earth Goddess, Ceres-sama.

The Destiny Goddess, Ira-sama.

And the Moon Godde—eh? 

“Eh?” (Makoto)

I unconsciously get up from my seat and take a second look.

It is different from the actual appearance, but that figure is no doubt…

“Noah-sama?” (Makoto)

It is no doubt the Goddess I worship.

“Oh, customer-san, are you a believer of Noah-sama? She has been popular lately. As expected of the Goddess of Beauty.” 

“I-I see…” (Makoto)

The friendly employee of before.

They said this with a smile and left. 

(With your dedication, Noah has become the 8th Goddess. Did you forget?) (Ira)

I do remember! 

It is for that that I went alone to the past.

No, but…

I didn’t expect her to be hung as a painting this unreservedly.

Even though she was treated as an Evil God in the past…

Moreover, she is popular?

“Momo, does Noah-sama have a lot of believers?” (Makoto)

“It pisses me off a bit that this is the best smile you have shown since waking up… She is a rising Goddess, so she still is the Goddess with the lowest number of believers, but she has recently been increasing the amount of believers rapidly. It seems she has a lot of believers especially in the Water Country of Rozes. There’s a rumor that the Water Goddess and the Goddess Noah get along well, and the Water Oracle also affirms this.” (Momo)

“Ooh…” (Makoto)

The believers of Noah-sama are increasing in the Water Country. 

When I first came to this world, it was only me alone.

I felt a sharp pain in my chest.

“Makoto-sama, if you have finished eating, want to leave already?” (Momo)

While I was immersed in my sentiments, Momo pulled my sleeve.

“Right…” (Makoto)

I have dealt with my hunger, and I understand the situation of the current era a bit. 

I want to meet my comrades waiting for me next, but how do I contact them?

We don’t have cellphones here…

Let’s go to the water city.

Lucy and Sa-san might be there.

No, the chances of them being at the Moon Country where Furiae-san is would be higher?

At that moment I was turning my gears…

“Takki-dono!!” 

My name was called loudly. 

Someone was running my way. 

There’s a bunny-eared girl by his side.

There’s no way I would mistake them.

“Fuji-yan!” (Makoto)

I ran to the direction where that voice came from.

The one there was my best friend that came together with me to this parallel world.

“You are back! That’s a relief…such a great relief-desu zo.” (Fuji)

“Yeah, just a few moments ago. I am back, Fuji-yan.” (Makoto)

“Takatsuki-sama! I am glad to see you are okay!” (Nina)

“Nina-san, it has been a while.” (Makoto)

I celebrated reuniting with my best friend and his wife.

“I am impressed you knew I was here.” (Makoto)

“I speak often with the Destiny Oracle Esther-sama after all.” (Fuji)

Esther-san, huh… In other words, the one pulling the strings at the back is…

(Me! I have already told your comrades that you will be coming back.) (Ira)

(Thanks, Ira-sama.) (Makoto)

I think this kind of forethought is really wonderful.

{Oi, that’s the president of the Fujiwara Company, right?}

{Who is the one he is talking to? I haven’t seen him before.}

{Isn’t he a loaded noble somewhere?}

{Just before, he made the child he was bringing with him pay the bill.}

{So a rich boy that lacks common sense, huh.}

I heard those whispers with my Eavesdrop Skill.

It seems Fuji-yan has become famous even in the Sun Country.

“Want to change locations? We stand out here.” (Momo)

A different low tone compared to when she was talking to me.

The Great Sage-mode Momo. 

“Oh, apologies for the late greetings. Takki-dono’s—!!” (Fuji)

“Danna-sama, what’s the ma—eh?” (Nina)

Fuji-yan and Nina-san opened their eyes wide.

Looks like they didn’t notice that the one accompanying me was the Great Sage-sama.

“I have already paid the bill. I will move you with Teleport. Where do you want me to bring you? The castle?” (Momo)

“W-We will prepare a guest room in the Fujiwara Company. Is that okay?” (Fuji)

Fuji-yan proposes this. 

“Alright.” (Momo)

The moment Momo said this, the scenery warped.

◇◇

Momo and I were currently sitting at a soft and luxurious-looking sofa, chewing on the extravagant air this place was giving while drinking this extravagant tea.

Fuji-yan and Nina-san told me a number of things about the current situation.

It seems their business is doing well.

But judging from the contents of the conversation, this is not the main topic.

“Fuji-yan, are you waiting for someone?” (Makoto)

“I think it is about time-desu zo.” (Fuji)

He didn’t tell me who, but I can somewhat tell who it is.

The information network of Fuji-yan is astounding. 

He climbed up that way in the water city.

Learning about information fast means that they can also provide that information fast.

The first ones Fuji-yan would tell about my return…would be…

In an instant, the room was filled with a dazzling light. 

I noticed that it was the light of Teleport. 

Someone had intruded in this room.

“…Makoto?” 

“…Takatsuki-kun?” 

Nostalgic voices call my name.

“Lu—” (Makoto)

Before I could say their names, I was pushed down by two girls. 

One was a red haired elf girl.

It has been a while since I have felt her temperature. It really is high.

And her hair was shining a brighter red than what I remember.

The other one is a girl with brown hair tied up in pigtails. 

In the past, her hair didn’t even reach her shoulders, but her hair has gotten longer. 

She looks a bit more mature. 

But what was more eye-catching than the changes in their appearance was their expressions.

Their faces were a red mess.

Their eyes had tears flowing out. 

And those tears were raining down my face from both of their eyes.

“I am back, Lucy, Sa-san.” (Makoto)

“Idiot! You made us wait too much!” (Lucy)

“…Welcome back, Takatsuki-kun!” (Aya)

And in this way, I reunited with my comrades.

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