WM – Chapter 325: Prank of the Moon Goddess

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“How long has it been since I have descended to this planet?” 

Kukukuku…

Queen Noel laughs evilly…no, Naia-sama with the face of Queen Noel.

I am trembling in fear here, wondering if what I did was truly the right thing.

“What a strange sensation. It feels different from the descent of Althena-sama…” 

It returned to the usual lovable expression of Queen Noel.

“Noel-sama, you are conscious. I thought for sure you had been taken over.” (Makoto)

“Even if a Goddess descends in an Oracle, the Oracle will still be conscious. However, I normally shouldn’t be able to speak in the middle of a descent like this…ah!” (Noel)

Queen Noel answered my question and then opened her eyes wide as if she found something. 

When I matched her gaze, I saw the knights had collapsed.

“Are you okay?” (Makoto)

I run to one of them, and confirm their complexion.

They are breathing and there’s no heavy wounds. 

It seems like they simply lost consciousness.

“They were simply hit by my Divinity. More importantly, is it okay for you to waste your time here?” (Naia)

The one who let out a bored tone was the Moon Goddess.

I return to my senses with those words.

“Nyaru-sama, can I ask for your help in conquering the Deep Sea Temple?” (Makoto)

“Fufufu…I already told you to leave it to me, right?” (Naia)

Nyaru-sama made a bold expression with crossed arms. 

She walks just like that to the sea. 

I hurriedly chased after her. 

Are we heading there now?

But the Moon Goddess stopped her feet clean close to the beach.

“That said, there’s no need to dive into the sea all conventionally. Because there’s a sea god barrier down at the Deep Scar, Knight-kun can’t show enough of a performance.” (Naia)

Saying this, the Moon Goddess directs her finger to the air. 

And then, she made small movements with that finger. 

A gesture like that of beckoning a dog or a cat. 

“Nyaru-sama…? What are you doing?” (Makoto)

“Kukuku…you will understand soon enough. Soon enough. While at that, let me talk to you about Leviathan. The aforementioned Divine Beast has been given 2 divine missions by the Holy Gods. The first one, you are already well acquainted with.” (Naia)

“The seal of Noah-sama…right?” (Makoto)

“That’s right. The duty of chasing away all the fools who try to aim for the Deep Sea Temple.” (Naia)

“…”

As a fool who has been chased away a plenty lot, that feels terribly bitter. 

“What is the other one, Naia-sama?” (Noel)

Queen Noel joined the conversation.

That said, there’s only one mouth though.

“Protecting this planet, Noel-chan.” (Naia)

“Protect…? Then, won’t it do anything about this current situation?” (Noel)

Queen Noel’s question is natural. 

It is on the verge of being conquered by the Calamity Witch.

“Sadly to say, Leviathan is a Divine Beast for interstellar wars. It won’t get involved with small surface conflicts of the planet.” (Naia)

“S-Small?! It is important enough that everyone on this planet will be Charmed though?!” (Noel)

“It doesn’t matter. The Divine Beast will only step in when there’s a giant calamity that will destroy this planet itself.” (Naia)

“Giant calamity…” (Noel)

“Yeah. By the way, it is almost time.” (Naia)

“Almost time?” (Makoto)

“Look.” (Naia)

I raised my gaze at the words of the Moon Goddess.

What entered my vision confused me for a moment, enough to make me not understand what I was seeing. 

It is currently dawn.

The sun is beginning to rise. 

The clouds that are covering the sky are gone only at the place where we are.

Looks like it was the shockwave from the Moon Goddess descending. 

The problem here is the moon that has lost its shine already and is floating in the white sky. 

The size of it is…

“M-Makoto-sama!!” (Noel)

Queen Noel screamed.

“The moon is…getting closer?” (Makoto)

Normally, the moon would be the size of a golf ball in the vast sky. 

Right now it looks the size of a basketball ball. 

No, when I strain my eyes, I could tell that it was slowly getting bigger…

“Nyaru-sama…what did you do?” (Makoto)

I asked the Moon Goddess with a trembling voice.

Nyaru-sama grins.

“I called the moon. The moon will be falling onto this planet in around 10 minutes.” (Naia)

“…Eh?” (Noel)

“…Why do something like that?” (Makoto)

The Moon Goddess smiles with an air of confidence towards the speechless Queen Noel and my confused self.

“For your sake, Knight-kun. I told you I would help you, right?” (Naia)

“I didn’t ask you to drop the moon though?!” (Makoto)

What is this Goddess saying?! 

I shouted in a way as if I would grab onto her reflexively, and the Moon Goddess shrugged her shoulders. 

“See… It is here.” (Naia)

*…Zu…Zu…Zu…Zu…Zu*

“This is…?” (Makoto)

The sea is shaking.

The birds in the whole island flew off at once. 

No, it wasn’t only the birds, the bugs too.

The dogs and the few livestock on the islands were raising screams. 

The sea is shaking, and the ground is vibrating. 

Is it an earthquake? 

But the shaking is way too fixed.

The small shaking didn’t get any bigger than that, but it continued shaking without stopping. 

The small tremor continued for several tens of seconds, and the moon was getting bigger and bigger in that time. 

It is like the sight of an apocalypse. 

Even when I directed a gaze towards the Moon Goddess to seek an explanation, she was only grinning here. 

And then…

*Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble Rumble!!!*

A thunderous sound suddenly resonated as if matching the tremor.

It isn’t a sound like that of an explosion, but the sound of water and water crashing together. 

The closest sound to it I have heard of would be the great waterfall at Laberintos. 

The underground lake where there were many waterfalls and was the den of Sa-san.

It is 1,000 times higher than that sound.

“T-That…?” (Noel)

There was a strange object in the direction where Queen Noel pointed at.

It is something that was not there before.

There was a vast sea there just a few seconds ago. 

But it can’t be seen anymore. 

What was there now was a giant wall. 

A long wall that went on endlessly. 

The wall was going up without signs of stopping.

It eventually pierced the clouds and, even with that, continued ascending. 

The rise of the wall that felt as if it would continue on forever…

…….Zu…..hn…

And slowly stopped.

I looked up at the tall tall wall that was piercing the clouds.

“A tsunami is coming!” (Noel)

Queen Noel screamed.

“Dia.” (Makoto)

“Yes, Our King.” (Dia)

Dia immediately appeared and easily stopped the tsunami several meters tall. 

If that tsunami had swallowed the islands we were in, all the living things there would have been washed away. 

That’s why I need to thank Dia, but I was still dumbfounded here. 

Even though I have seen it countless times already.

It was always in the dark deep sea. 

And it was always at a distance.

This is the first time I see it this close up.

“Leviathan…” (Makoto)

Queen Noel turned around with a shocked face at my mutter. 

“…Makoto-sama, what…did you say just now?” (Noel)

“It is your first time seeing it, Queen Noel. That’s the Divine Beast, Leviathan, who is protecting the Deep Sea Temple.” (Makoto)

“Eh…? Eh…B-But…that…is…?” (Noel)

Her brain probably can’t process my words properly, after she rolled her eyes back, she lost consciousness.

“…Aah.” (Noel)

“Woah.” (Makoto)

I hurriedly caught Queen Noel who was about to collapse.

But her big eyes opened soon after and her face changed into an ill natured one. 

“Now, Leviathan has been pulled outside the sea god barrier. Moreover, its attention is currently taken away by the fall of the moon. Don’t you think this is your best opportunity?” (Naia)

The Moon Goddess looks like she is truly having fun here. 

But I was worried.

“…Is it okay to do something like this?” (Makoto)

Noah-sama would talk about the Divine Realm Regulations every now and then.

Gods must not interfere with the Mortal Realm. 

Goddesses have their voices reach their people through the Oracles.

Directly helping out is out of the question.

Ira-sama, who sent me to the past, was punished for that and was prohibited to descend to her Oracle.

But what’s happening in front of me…isn’t it way too much interference no matter how you think about it?

“To think you would even worry about me. As expected of the Apostle of Noah-kun. I am not putting any effort in the Goddess management, so don’t mind it. Of course, if I overdo it, I will get scolded by Althena-kun though… Fortunately, you can’t see the  Mortal Realm from the Divine Realm thanks to the barrier of Nevia-chan.” (Naia)

“Then, you are saying this is alright…?” (Makoto)

“That’s right. Well, this is pretty much a prank☆.” (Naia)

The Moon Goddess winked and laughed. 

…Her being able to say dropping the moon is a prank was so scary it made my body tremble a bit. 

“That said, this is as much as I can do. Any more than this would be a burden on the body of Noel-chan, and it would draw the attention of the Holy Gods in the Divine Realm. Now, I have prepared the stage for you. What will you do, Knight-kun?” (Naia)

The Moon Goddess looks at me with a challenging gaze. 

It is pretty different from what I imagined, but it doesn’t change the fact that she helped me out. 

“…Thanks for creating the chance for me, Nyaru-sama.” (Makoto)

I resolved myself. 

The giant wall in front of me came out from the sea.

The head of Leviathan is hidden by the clouds and can’t be seen from below.

I have to clear this now.

“Dia, please gather the Great Water Spirits!” (Makoto)

I gave the order in a loud voice.

“Understood. The Great Water Spirit sisters on this planet, right?” (Dia)

“No.” (Makoto)

“Our King?” (Dia)

“Everyone. Speak to as many Great Water Spirits as you can.” (Makoto)

“…Understood. It will take a bit of time, but I will gather them.” (Dia)

Using the time it will take for Dia to prepare, I confirm my objective. 

It is not like Leviathan has brought out its whole body to the surface. Half of its body is inside the sea. 

Noah-sama’s Deep Sea Temple should be at the back of Leviathan. 

I search for the place with Farsight.

(There!) (Makoto)

I found the Deep Sea Temple at a part of the giant wall. 

That’s the place I should be aiming for. 

…Noah-sama is there.

My excitement rises. 

But I must not be impatient. 

Not even 20% of the preparations are done. 

(I want legs…) (Makoto)

Normally, me being alone would be faster in the sea.

However, this is an abnormal situation where the Deep Sea Temple is outside. 

I could make a bird or a dragon with water magic, but they would be inferior to the real thing. 

It also hurts that there’s no Teleport user. 

Can Queen Noel use Teleport? -I thought of asking her, but…

*Flap Flap Flap*

The heavy sound of wind rang above. A giant shadow covered the island we are on.

“Sorry…Makoto-sama, I lost consciousness there…Hiiiih!” (Noel)

Queen Noel had regained consciousness and raised a scream again.

An Ancient Dragon the size of a small mountain was right in front of us. 

“…Ancient Dragon King, Astaroth?” (Makoto)

“The very same.” (Astaroth)

“D-Demon Lord Astaroth?!” (Noel)

As he said this, his body shrank and changed into a stern big man. 

Queen Noel grabbed my clothes and was trembling a bit. 

“So you were here, Takatsuki Makoto.” (Astaroth)

“Yeah, in order to escape from the Charm of the Calamity Witch. You are also okay, it seems.” (Makoto)

“All Ancient Dragons have fallen to the Charm of Nevia except for me. I was wondering what was going on here, but…what in the world is this?” (Astaroth)

What the Ancient Dragon was looking at was, of course, the giant body of the Divine Beast that’s out of the water. 

However, it is currently stopped in place and simply looks like a giant wall.

“I am trying to drop the moon on this planet, so Leviathan came hurriedly to stop it.” (Naia)

The one who answered was the Moon Goddess.

“And who are you…no, can I ask your name?” (Astaroth)

“I am the Moon Goddess. Anyways, descendant of the Dragon God, you are quite the reckless fool for coming to a place where all living beings are running away from.” (Naia)

“I am honored to make your acquaintance, Moon Goddess-sama.” (Astaroth)

The Ancient Dragon King didn’t falter at the words of Nyaru-sama and lowered his head. 

I always think this, but this Ancient Dragon old man is really polite to Gods even though he is a Demon Lord. 

While I was thinking that…

“Takatsuki Makoto, you are planning on facing that, right?!” (Astaroth)

The Ancient Dragon King faced this way while showing his fangs.

Eh, is it angry? 

“Technically. I am aiming for the Deep Sea Temple on the back of Leviathan.” (Makoto)

“Let me help too! You won’t say no, right?!” (Astaroth)

It was an unexpected offer to help. 

The answer is obvious. 

“Of course, it would be a great help.” (Makoto)

“Fufufu…to think I would get the chance to challenge a Divine Beast… It was worth living long! My life was for the sake of this day! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!” (Astaroth)

The Ancient Dragon King seems to be having fun.

Looks like the expression just now was from joy. 

“Noah-kun’s Apostle is pretty impressive, but the descendant of the Dragon God is also crazy.” (Naia)

The Moon Goddess said this with a face as if saying ‘this is interesting’.

However, there’s one person who can’t keep up with these developments…

“Eh? Uhm…eh? Wait, my brain can’t process…Aaah.” (Noel)

Queen Noel fainted again.

…So many things were popping up one after the other… I did something bad to her here. 

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