WM – Chapter 313.5: Great Demon Lord Subjugation After ③

TLN: Yeah, chapter 313 again, but this is a different chapter. I don’t know if this is intentional by the author, but they wrote 313 instead of 314 and the next chapter says 314, so for consistency, I will do the same. I will add a .5 just to distinguish them.

If the author decides to change it, I will do so too. 

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“Takatsuki Makoto!” (Ira)

“Uwa!” (Makoto)

Ira-sama hugged me with a big wide smile. 

And then, I was pushed down just like that.

“Oh my, you are so flimsy. Try to catch my body at least.” (Ira)

“My physical strength is 4. I can only hold chopsticks. At any rate, you are in quite the rosy mood.” (Makoto)

“Of course I am! We defeated the Great Demon Lord! I have won against destiny! I am definitely getting assessed positively for this!” (Ira)

“You get evaluated…? In the Divine Realm?” (Makoto)

I thought the Divine Realm was a more flowery place. 

There’s no dream to it. 

“Takatsuki Makoto…you are lacking in excitement here. The Great Demon Lord has been defeated, so be more happy.” (Ira)

“I missed the moment when Sakurai-kun defeated the Great Demon Lord after all.” (Makoto)

I wanted to see the scene of the last boss being defeated.

“You are a carefree man as always. Well, fine. My future worries are gone now after all! Haah, what a relief.” (Ira)

“Wait, you are messing up my hair.” (Makoto)

Ira-sama ruffled my hair while still on top of me. 

Her face is close.

Warm breath is hitting my face.

She reeks a bit of alcohol.

“Ira-sama, were you drinking?” (Makoto)

“Of course I was! I have finally been freed from the job of saving the world! If I don’t drink today, when will I?!” (Ira)

“That’s…feel free to do as you wish.” (Makoto)

I can’t say anything to Ira-sama who has been drinking coffee and energy drinks for 1,000 years as she worked. 

I hung out with the cheerful Ira-sama for a while.

Ira-sama chugged down expensive looking grape wine.

I obediently poured the drinks for her. 

It seems like Ira-sama has completely judged that the Great Demon Lord matter is done, but what about the other Goddesses?

Ira-sama read my mind and looked over here.

“Good grief, I am personally praising you here, and yet, you are thinking of other Goddesses. What an extravagant guy you are.” (Ira)

“I am the Apostle of Noah-sama after all.” (Makoto)

In terms of faith, I consider myself number one.

“Then, let’s go to the place of Noah. Eir-oneesama should also be there.” (Ira)

“Uwa!” (Makoto)

Ira-sama snaps her fingers. 

The next instant, my vision blurred and the scenery made a complete turn.

The Teleport of the Destiny Goddess is as impressive as always. It is completely different from the one of Lucy and Momo.

It doesn’t give the feeling of ‘we are moving!’ at all. If caught unaware, it would even give the illusion as if you had been there from the very beginning.

That’s God Rank magic for you…

I am standing currently…in the space of Noah-sama.

“Oh my, Makoto, welcom—together with Ira again?” (Noah)

“Oh! It is Mako-kun~. Yahoo~☆” (Eir)

As we thought, Eir-sama was together with Noah-sama.

“Noah, Eir-oneesama! I have done it!” (Ira)

“She is on cloud nine, isn’t she~?” (Noah)

“Good work, Ira-chan.” (Eir)

The excited Ira-sama and the 2 Goddesses who are smiling wryly.

“You two are calm.” (Makoto)

Quite different from Ira-sama.

“It is not like it matters to me whether the Holy Gods or the Devil Gods were to win anyways.” (Noah)

Said Noah-sama.

“I have seen the disputes between humans and demons countless times already after all… But I do think Ira-sama did well. We managed to have our Holy God believers win this time around.” (Eir)

This one is Eir-sama.

“What are you saying, Noah?! Thanks to Althena-oneesama, you got to become the 8th Goddess, you know?! We are going to be getting along from now on!” (Ira)

Ira-sama smacked the shoulder of Noah-sama.

Ooh…what a rare sight.

“Hey, Ira, didn’t you drink too much? Your personality is different from usual.” (Noah)

“Even though she is a light drinker. She must have had quite a lot of pent up stress. Here, drink some water.” (Eir)

“I am fine~, Eir-oneeshama!” (Ira)

Ira-sama is slurring in her words.

“This is a hopeless one. I will take over the work of Ira-chan for now. See ya, Noah. Just as Ira-chan said, let’s get along from now on as Goddesses of the same Goddess Church, okay☆?” (Eir)

Eir-sama winks as she disappears.

Only Noah-sama and I remain here.

My head was pat. 

“Noah-sama?” (Makoto)

“You did well, Makoto.” (Noah)

“Yes, with this, I will be able to clear the Deep Sea Temple without any—” (Makoto)

“Alright, stop there.” (Noah)

Noah-sama pokes my forehead with her beautiful finger. 

“Eir came here because she was worried about your relationship with Sofia-chan, you know? Even though the world is now at peace and the weight of Sofia-chan has dropped, it would be pitiful if her fiance were to be cooped up in the Last Dungeon the whole time, right? Take a bit of a break, Makoto.” (Noah)

“…Aah, is that so.” (Makoto)

I feel like I am being told to rest by a lot of people lately. 

“It seems like the Light Hero-kun and Noel-chan will be marrying officially at the ceremony of the Great Demon Lord subjugation. Wouldn’t talk come out that the next ones should be Makoto and Sofia-chan? You have made her wait this whole time, so take responsibility.” (Noah)

“O-Of course I will.” (Makoto)

She is royalty, so I can’t just go ‘wait for a little bit’.

…Looks like I will have to put off clearing the Deep Sea Temple for a while. 

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

“It won’t be that long of a time. At the very least, you should rest in Highland until the ceremony. Okay?” (Noah)

“Understood.” (Makoto)

It is none other than the words of Noah-sama, so I will obediently follow. 

“Then, see ya later, Makoto.” (Noah)

That sight of hers smiling without a single cloud on her face is as beautiful as always.

Different from Ira-sama, I don’t know at all if she is in a good mood, bad mood, or what she is even thinking. 

“Yes, Noah-sama.” (Makoto)

I kneeled and, by the time I lifted my head, I had woken up from my dream.

◇◇

A while after that, we passed our days peacefully in the Sun Country’s capital.

“Makoto, let’s go shopping!” (Lucy)

“Let’s have tea, Takatsuki-kun!” (Aya)

“Got it.” (Makoto)

We were walking around the city with Lucy and Sa-san pulling me.

The Great Demon Lord attacked just recently, but the city was bustling with life.

I helped Lucy and Sa-san choose their clothing, have tea at a fancy cafe, check if there’s anything to dig out in the magic tool shop; it was that kind of peaceful time.

At that time, there was a group striding the city. 

They seemed to be protesting about something with similar attire.

They are not awfully noisy, but they are stopping the pedestrians and telling them something.

“Lucy, Sa-san, what are those people doing?” (Makoto)

When I asked this, Lucy and Sa-san’s faces turned into questionable ones. 

“Aah~…that…Furi was troubled by that, wasn’t she?” (Lucy)

“The people of the Holy Maiden religion.” (Aya)

“Princess is troubled? Holy Maiden religion?” (Makoto)

This is the first time I hear about this. 

“Apparently, the Queen of Laphroaig, in other words, Queen Furiae is the true Holy Maiden that will save the world. It is a group that’s saying we should all turn our faiths to the Holy Maiden Furiae-sama.” (Lucy)

“It seems like there’s more people who are believers of Fu-chan than the Moon Goddess.” (Aya)

“That’s…impressive.” (Makoto)

Rather than the Moon Goddess who barely gets involved with the Mortal Realm, it would be better to have their faith in the person that brought back the Moon Country from ruins, Furiae-san. I kinda understand how they feel. 

Also, she is super beautiful.

…But I can see Furiae-san wouldn’t like that. 

Just like Lucy says, I can imagine her being troubled by this. 

Furiae-san thinks of the people of the Moon Country, but she doesn’t like being idolized. 

But it is their personal religious belief. 

It is not something one can butt into. 

I didn’t get close to that group and the day ended peacefully.

◇◇

“Makoto-sama~.” (Momo)

The next day, Momo came to hang out.

“Momo, is your body okay?” (Makoto)

“Not at all~. Blood please.” (Momo)

“Got it. You can drink.” (Makoto)

“Yaay.” (Momo)

Momo jumped onto my body, wrapped her arms and legs tightly, and bit me.

*Nom*

My neck was bitten, and I could hear gulping sounds as my blood was being drunk.

““…””

Lucy and Sa-san were staring at that sight of us.

It is slightly awkward. 

Maybe because she felt that atmosphere, Momo let go of her mouth from my neck.

“I can’t relax like this. Ei!” (Momo)

“Eh?” (Makoto)

The scenery warped.

There was a second of a floating feeling, and by the time I had landed on the floor, I thought I had been thrown into pitch black darkness.

When my eyes began to get used to the darkness, I noticed that the room was being illuminated by candles.

This is…

“Your residence, huh, Momo.” (Makoto)

“Fufufu, I have kidnapped you.” (Momo)

Momo stuck her tongue out. 

There was something that bothered me before my mind said ‘I was kidnapped!’.

“Is it okay for you to be using Teleport? You have still not completely recovered yet, right?” (Makoto)

“I am full of energy after drinking Makoto-sama’s blood…arya.” (Momo)

It didn’t take long for Momo to get woozy there.

I knew it. 

“Sleep already.” (Makoto)

I laid Momo on the biggest sofa of the room and put a blanket on her. 

She apparently doesn’t use the bed and always sleeps on the sofa.

“Makoto-sama, can you be by my side today…?” (Momo)

“Got it. I will train here.” (Makoto)

“…So you will train. But this is nostalgic. It was always like that 1,000 years ago too.” (Momo)

“Right.” (Makoto)

Training magic together, Momo running out of concentration and falling asleep first.

At that time, I would be training my water magic by her side. 

It didn’t take long to hear her sleeping breaths. 

It seems like Momo was fatigued and didn’t wake up at all.

I got hungry while training, so I got bread and cheese that was in the room and munched on it.

In the end, I returned to the inn in the morning. 

It goes without saying that Lucy and Sa-san interrogated me. 

◇◇

“Master, Master.” 

The morning of the next day, a dandy voice whispered to my ears. 

“What’s going on?!” -is what I shouted as I jumped up, and it was the black cat, Tsui.

“It is you, huh… What’s the matter?” (Makoto)

His appearance is that of a cute black cat, but the voice that comes out from him is that of a nice middle-aged man, and I still can’t get used to that gap. 

“I am hungry. I demand sustenance.” (Tsui)

“…You only come to me when it is convenient for you.” (Makoto)

He doesn’t do anything familiar-like.

But I also think I would be a failure of a master if I were to make my familiar starve.

I asked the people working at the inn, and had them bring a light meal.

They must have thought it was for a human, so they brought sandwiches and coffee.

“Is that fine with you?”, is what I asked the black cat, and it nodded with an ‘umu’.

Can cats eat sandwiches? 

“Delicious! Delicious!” (Tsui)

But the black cat was devouring it all.

He even licked the coffee.

But he went ‘Hot!’ and showed his cat tongue though.

Let’s stop thinking of him as a cat…

“Oh my, it is rare to see the pair of Makoto and the black cat.” (Lucy)

“What happened with Fu-chan?” (Aya)

Lucy and Sa-san who had gone out somewhere had come back.

“I would like you to hear me out on that. Princess-sama is so busy lately she can’t look after me. I had no choice but to beg Master for food.” (Tsui)

“Your hierarchy is a mess, I will have you know.” (Makoto)

If you are my familiar, you come to me first.

“That Furi. That she is busy must mean that she has recovered?” (Lucy)

“Then, let’s go meet Fu-chan. How about it, Takatsuki-kun, Lu-chan?” (Aya)

“Right, let’s go then. Telepo—” (Lucy)

“Stop.” (Makoto)

I hurriedly stopped her. 

“What, Makoto?” (Lucy)

“We haven’t gotten…an appointment, right?” (Makoto)

Even if we are former party members, she is currently the queen of a nation. 

Also, the coordinates of Lucy’s teleports are a mess.

“Then, should Lu-chan and I go?” (Aya)

Sa-san proposed.

In the first place, I don’t know about visiting a queen without an appointment, but the Crimson Fangs apparently rushed in every time without appointments. 

And so, the two will be checking out the condition of Furiae-san.

After around 1 hour, the two returned.

“Geez, Lu-chan, you teleported when Fu-chan was in the middle of bathing again.” (Aya)

“Haha, that was a surprise, wasn’t it, Aya?” (Lucy)

“Of course they would get angry.” (Aya)

“The bodyguards were…” (Lucy)

That was close! 

It really was the right choice to not have gone with them…

“But if it had been the usual, Fu-chan would be the first one to explode in anger, and yet, she wasn’t angry today.” (Aya)

“Yeah. If I remember correctly, she was all smiles the whole time. That’s rare of Furi.” (Lucy)

“I see…” (Makoto)

Furiae-san is quick tempered.

That said, any person would get angry if they were to have someone teleport on them when they are bathing. 

And yet, that Furiae-san was all smiles.

Did something good happen?

“If she is feeling good now, maybe I should go see her.” (Makoto)

Furiae-san said she wanted me to meet her again.

“About that, Furi is apparently going to be busy with queen work for a while. She said: ‘Let’s meet again at the conferral of honors ceremony’.” (Lucy)

“I see.” (Makoto)

I would feel bad intruding on her when she is busy.

Because of the battle against the Great Demon Lord, she was resting for a while, so work must have piled up.

I decided to meet Furiae-san at a later time. 

◇◇

After that, I went to visit Sakurai-kun at the hospital, had Fuji-yan guide me to his new store, heard from Princess Sofia about the ceremony and about people wanting to hear a speech from the Legendary Hero that drove off the Ancient Dragon King, so I hurriedly made preparations for that; peaceful days passed.

Monsters didn’t attack all of a sudden.

Rather, because of the barrier of the Holy Maiden Noel-sama, the protection of the capital was even more firm than ever. 

Honestly speaking, I was thinking about showing up in a dungeon closeby because of how bored I was. 

But Noah-sama said ‘Stay put until the ceremony’, so I obeyed that. 

It should be fine to take it easy once in a while.

—And then, the day of the conferral of honors ceremony to extol the heroes that defeated the Demon Lord and Great Demon Lord had come.

■Comment’s Response: 

This is mostly about Ira-sama’s illustration.

I am glad to see there were a lot of readers who liked it. 

■Author’s Comment:

Let me advertise the 8th volume a bit more.

I will be introducing you to the illustrations that have been publicized in the site of overlap-san.

Lucy messing up her teleport. Cute & Lewd.

Serious scene. I think Sakurai-kun here looks cool.

For the sake of the 9th volume, please buy the 8th volume!!