—I have high expectations of you.
Those were the words Noah-sama told me the first time I met her.
This was probably the first time I was told something like that since I came to this world…no, maybe even my original world too.
My parents were just letting me run on my own after all.
That’s why having Noah-sama watch over me the whole time felt novel.
It made me feel like I wanted to work hard for the sake of this Goddess.
I thought I couldn’t betray her expectations.
And just as Noah-sama said…
—Makoto, I have a request.
Now that I think about it, there hasn’t been many times when Noah-sama would ask for a clear request.
When I was told ‘I want you to become my believer’.
When she asked me ‘please don’t stop being my believer’ when it was discovered she was an Evil God.
It is only at those times, I think.
“You can do as you please” -was the catchphrase of Noah-sama.
I received the dagger and Divine Protection of the Goddess.
I was given the Spirit User skill.
She taught me the way to get along with the Spirits.
It was also thanks to the guidance of Noah-sama that I managed to reunite with Sa-san.
It is because of Noah-sama that I managed to get along well with the Great Water Spirits.
When my consciousness was about to be swallowed by the Spirit Transformation, the one who saved me was Noah-sama.
Even when I went to the past, I didn’t miss a single day of prayer as a believer.
I have uncountable debts I owe Noah-sama.
—Let’s destroy this world and make our new world.
And then, my most respected Noah-sama requested this of me.
As her believer and her only Apostle, I should be obeying her.
I must not betray Noah-sama’s expectations.
I tried to answer with a raspy voice.
At that moment, choices from RPG Player showed up.
[Will you destroy the world just as the Goddess Noah says?]
“Hey, what’s the matter? Look here, Makoto.” (Noah)
Noah-sama peeks at my face as if hiding those choices.
Her gem-like blue eyes were seizing my eyes and not letting go.
Noah-sama’s white hand was gently laid on my cheek.
“Fufufu, what’s the matter? Making a weird face like that.” (Noah)
Noah-sama probably sees the choices of RPG Player.
I wanted it to tell me the correct answer just like the time with Leviathan.
But the beautiful face of Noah-sama is right in front of me, and I can’t see the choices.
“You can’t, Makoto. You have to choose for yourself.” (Noah)
I look at the face of Noah-sama, who is directing the literal smile of a goddess filled with affection, and the adventures I’ve had until now played in my head like a revolving lantern.
My first days after coming to this world were horrible.
I didn’t get any decent skills, all of my classmates went away and I was left all alone.
I single mindedly trained for 1 year in the Water Temple.
Even when leaving the Water Temple, it took my all to just defeat 1 goblin, and I was on the verge of dying when fighting the Griffon.
I reunited with Fuji-yan at Makkaren, Lucy became a comrade of mine at the Adventurer Guild, reunited with Sa-san at Laberintos, fought a Taboo Dragon together with Sakurai-kun, was chosen as a Country Designated Hero after saving the capital of the Water Country, met Furiae-san at the Sun Country’s capital, and became the Moon Oracle’s Guardian Knight.
I stopped the revival of the Immortal King at the Wood Country, and fought the Beast King at the Commerce Country.
And then, I went 1,000 years to the past, and managed to defeat the Great Demon Lord together with Anna-san, the Great Sage-sama, the White Dragon-san, and Johnny-san.
It was rough and I almost died several times.
“What, Makoto?” (Noah)
Noah-sama looks straight into my eyes.
With a gaze filled with expectation.
I am the Apostle of Noah-sama.
I want to fulfill her wish.
But this world is…
“…I don’t want to destroy this world. Can’t we think of a different method?” (Makoto)
This is what came from me after hesitating.
It was impossible for me.
Even if it is the request of Noah-sama, I couldn’t make the decision of destruction.
“……I see.” (Noah)
Noah-sama smiled slightly sadly.
But that was only for an instant.
“Oh well, can’t be helped! Then, let’s think of a real way.” (Noah)
By the next instant, she was back to the usual bright Noah-sama.
She is acting as if she doesn’t mind that I rejected her request.
But for me, it looks as if she is pushing herself here.
I could feel that I have saddened her.
What should I…say…?
I couldn’t say what I wanted to say to Noah-sama.
People had hugged me from both sides.
“I am impressed you managed to hold your ground there! Well done, Takatsuki Makoto!”
“Mako-kun, I believed in you! That you weren’t a bad boy that would destroy the world!”
“U-Uhm…Ira-sama, Eir-sama?” (Makoto)
The ones hugging me were two Goddesses.
The chest of Ira-sama that has a gentle slope, and the bountiful chest of Eir-sama.
…Or more like, I am getting crushed.
“I-It hurts…” (Makoto)
“See, Makoto is getting crushed.” (Noah)
Noah-sama pulled me her way.
I was saved.
And then, Ira-sama and Eir-sama’s gazes were directed at Noah-sama.
“N-N-N-Noah~~~! What a fearsome thing were you thinking?! Are you an idiot?!” (Ira)
“Noah, isn’t that horrible?! Even though we got along that well. To think you would try to destroy everything!” (Eir)
“Isn’t that fine? The world being destroyed happens often anyways. Also, Rozes has a lot of my believers, so I planned on having Makoto select the people.” (Noah)
“…That’s not it. That’s wrong~!” (Eir)
Ira-sama was speechless and Eir-sama was holding her head.
I am used to seeing Ira-sama losing her marbles, but it is rare seeing Eir-sama so flustered.
Ira-sama and Eir-sama are drawing even nearer to Noah-sama.
Looks like they were watching my conversation with Noah-sama.
“Noah…you have done it now.”
I heard a bitter voice.
I turned to the direction of the voice and there was the Sun Goddess looking down here with a face filled with bitterness.
“Oh my, if it isn’t Althena.” (Noah)
Noah-sama’s face was merry in contrast.
You could even say she has a slightly bold smile.
“To think you would try to destroy the world the instant you came back…” (Althena)
“Not bad, right?” (Noah)
“It is the worst!” (Althena)
The Sun Goddess shouted.
“You are thick-headed as always~. You just have to reincarnate everyone.” (Noah)
“You…there’s no way it would be so easy… No, it might be possible for Noah, huh…” (Althena)
“As long as I ask the Spirits of the planet☆.” (Noah)
“It would probably be impossible for anyone aside from Noah.” (Althena)
The Sun Goddess looked up with her arms still crossed.
And then, she directed her gaze at me.
“Thanks, Takatsuki Makoto…for choosing this world. I thank you as a representative of the people of this planet.” (Althena)
“…I like the people of this world after all.” (Makoto)
“I think your circumstances…were unfortunate, but…I am glad you said that.” (Althena)
The Sun Goddess ruffled my hair.
Is she praising me here?
I heard a voice that sounded scared.
When I looked, I could see Queen Noel standing with a pale white face just a bit further away.
“Noel-san, you managed to come all the way here.” (Makoto)
“Y-Yes… U-Uhm…more importantly…” (Noel)
Queen Noel’s complexion isn’t looking good.
Is she not feeling well?
“What’s the matter? Wouldn’t it be better for you to rest for a bit?” (Makoto)
“Uhm…I heard Makoto-san and the Goddess-sama…would destroy the world…” (Noel)
She asked me with a faint voice.
“You heard my conversation with Noah-sama?” (Makoto)
“Yeah, I did. We were picking up your voices with magic. Noel-chan was listening to that.”
The Moon Goddess appeared behind Queen Noel.
“Nyaru-sama, Noah-sama has been safely freed. Thank you very—” (Makoto)
I tried to once again thank her, but I couldn’t finish.
She was looking at me with ice cold eyes.
“I am disappointed in you, Knight-kun.” (Naia)
“Don’t talk to me so familiarly. To think you wouldn’t take the hand of Noah-kun at that moment, just what do you think we got through the Divine Beast for? To think you would purposely throw away the chance to become the king of the world. Good grief, what a betrayal of expectations.” (Naia)
The words of the Moon Goddess pierced my heart.
Looks like Naia-sama expected me to choose to destroy the world.
That said, her words hurt.
If Noah-sama were to take this attitude, I might have died.
“Hey, Nyaru, can you not bully my Apostle?” (Noah)
“Ha! Isn’t it the fault of your education, Noah-kun? You raised quite the wimp of an Apostle.” (Naia)
She said this floating in the air, and directed her back at me.
It looks like the Moon Goddess is angered.
“Don’t worry about it, Makoto.” (Noah)
The kind Noah-sama told me that.
But maybe she feels the same way as the Moon Goddess?
Was she disappointed in me?
That doubt didn’t disappear from me.
She must have read those emotions of mine, Noah-sama slowly approached me without letting her smile go.
“I have to reward you.” (Noah)
It was an instant.
Noah-sama was at a distance where my hand could just barely reach her, but now she was smiling right before my very eyes, at a distance where our bangs might touch.
The soft hand of Noah-sama was placed on my cheek.
I feel as if I will be sucked in by her gem-like big eyes.
I didn’t notice that the face of Noah-sama had approached to a frightening degree.
Her soft lips were pushed onto mine.
Noah-sama is kissing me.
My brain couldn’t process that reality.
My vision bursted into rainbow colors.
I felt as if my body was floating.
Our lips only touched for a brief instant, but it felt as if I had ascended to heaven.
And then, Noah-sama gently pushed my body and distance was created.
“That was my first kiss. Be grateful.” (Noah)
Even when our lips parted, I was spaced out looking at nothing, and…
Althena-sama shouted in a reprimanding tone.
“What are you doing?!” (Eir)
I heard the irritated voice of Eir-sama.
“What, you ask. It is a reward. I have to give a fitting prize to my Apostle who worked hard☆.” (Noah)
Noah-sama seems to be unfazed here.
Why are the Sun Goddess and the Water Goddess so distressed here?
Also, my body has been feeling hot for a while now.
“U-Uhm…Makoto-san, that figure of yours…” (Noel)
Queen Noel was looking at me with her eyes wide open.
“Is something the matter?” (Makoto)
“Uhm…have you not noticed?” (Noel)
I don’t understand what Queen Noel is saying.
Is there something that’s bothering her about my appearance?
“See, here. Look.” (Ira)
A mirror was made in front of me.
It was the Destiny Goddess.
“Thanks, Ira-sama.” (Makoto)
What was shown there was me with silver hair and blue eyes just like Noah-sama.
Who is this guy?
No, that’s my face.
But the color of the hair and eyes, and most of all, the rainbow colored mana covering my body…
…What happened to my body?
Did I end up like this because of the kiss of Noah-sama?
I directed my gaze at Noah-sama, but she was still all smiles.
The one who spoke to me instead was the Sun Goddess.
“The Goddess Noah is a virgin god -just like me… That purity has its own Divinity, and you have soiled that.” (Althena)
Am I being blamed here?
But I could only feel like the Sun Goddess was baffled by this judging from her eyes.
“The last Goddess of the Titan Gods. You need to shoulder the responsibility of having soiled that pure body.” (Althena)
What does she mean by soiled?
Even when I looked at Noah-sama, she was still all smiles without saying anything.
The Destiny Goddess had her mouth wide open.
When I looked, there was the Moon Goddess peeking this way.
“Althena-neesama, with Mako-kun, I don’t think it will transmit properly if you put it so vaguely…” (Eir)
Eir-sama threw in some help here when I couldn’t understand this at all.
Eir-sama looked at me as if looking at a troubled child, and then she spoke.
“Congratulations, Mako-kun. Now that you have stolen the first kiss of Noah, you are now one of us Gods.” (Eir)
Looks like I have become a God.