Chapter 22.2 : Melancholy of Maou[Maou Side 2]
「EH!? Isn’t that because yo- 」
「……….. Your majesty. Please calm yourself.」
「Eh? what about me?」
Thanks to Celazam warning, I managed to swallow the words that had almost came out from my lips.
That event huh, she might be referring to the time when I fell from the scaffolding since she suddenly pulled my trouser..
BECAUSE OF HER ACTION I FELL FROM THE SCAFFOLDING WITH MY LOWER HALF COMPLETELY EXPOSED! [E/D: …and I…wonder how masochistic you are to fall in love with this girl…who might I add, you haven’t seen since long time ago…］［TN : It’s just 5 years, and he prepared to get rejected anyway. Love can be scary after all］
SO that speculation MUST be WRONG. There is NO WAY this girl is the SAINT.
DEFINITELY NOT. I WOULDN’T ADMIT IT.
「It’s nothing. I understood. Now, what is your wish?」
「Thank you very much. Now then, what do you think I want for my reward.」
「Just tell me whatever you want. I won’t give you something that is impossible to get, but as long as it’s possible, I’ll give it to you.」
「Now tell me. No need to hesitate. So tell me now.」
Lefiya straightened her back when she heard my words, and then she looked around the room, gaze falling at Reanschild, smiling when she did so.
An unpleasant premonition suddenly hit me.
「First is a black haired beauty.」
「And then, her clumsy older brother, the always worrying oldman. And in addition, I want the much excellent maid and her honest to bone nephew.」
Lefiya called on the people she wanted whilst looking at their face one by one, keeping her bright smile on even whilst speaking.
「And next one is Celazam-san.」
「Please leave Celazam-san……..」
As expected, everyone even Celazam couldn’t hide their smile.
I heaved a sigh internally. Geez, this girl is really.
「Well, please give my best regards to the other person. Too bad that one of the people I want is missing. So please give these people to me.」
「Ask the person themselves. I have nothing to say in this regard.」
「Well, no problem.」
「Lefiya-sama. I 」
The head maid Reda tried to say something, but Lefiya stopped her from doing so. She wouldn’t hear what she wanted to say.
「Though the white palace has been demolished, it’s being rebuilt now. Since this is the case, I want to leave the management of the place to you. Please tell me anything if there’s something that you need since I don’t know about the palace very well. Oh, and I won’t take no as the answer.」
「That’s just a trivial matter. I only ask you whether I can leave the management of the palace to you thereafter. So, just tell me whether you can do it or not.」
「The palace management…for me?」
「I mean there’s no other person more reliable than you」
「Me, but I…Why…………」
Pursing her lips, Reda began crying right then and there.
Currently, all the people in this room has resigned from their position.
In the first place, considering the diminishing number of demon race’s population, harsh punishment was off the table from the very start. Then again to not give them any punishment would also set a bad example for the population, especially in regard to regulation.
Now, since my choice had already been taken away from me, I guess I had nothing more to say in regard to the punishment they would have since Lefiya had already decided it.
While there were a lot of things that I wanted to say, but well.
I guess this wasn’t the right place.
「Anyone who is dissatisfied with this result, feel free to come forward. You may even take your time to think about this matter.」
「If that’s Lefiya-sama wish.」
Adolphus was the one who agreed first.
He didn’t say anything to try to justify himself in this matter, perhaps feeling ashamed of his lack of control and immaturity. Even though he probably realized I’d do everything I could to protect him if he said anything, he didn’t do so.
It’s not only Adolphus, but also all the people in this room. They didn’t say anything to protect themselves from punishment.
While they were no doubt excellent personnel, and I wished they would always have those quality till the end, but this in turn made it troublesome for me too, especially when they made such huge blunder.
Every single one of them starting from Adolphus was on their knees, admitting fault without shirking responsibility.
With their action, I lost the motivation to punish them. Might as well follow what Lefiya’s plan. That way I’d hit two birds with one stone.
「Well, this matter is settled then. Now if you’re satisfied with this result, go back to your room and sleep. Your face is pale.」
Stepping back, Lefiya bowed her head. Honestly, she’s already had a hard time just to prop herself, but she still came here to protect the others. What a troublesome girl.
That’s why I forcefully concluded this matter so that she can go back to her room as soon as possible.
Geez. She’s still the same girl as the one I knew a long time ago. Always putting on a tough act and forcing herself to the point of collapse. As I had already thought, her body was the only part of her that had grown.
She’s still the same idiotic girl.
But, that made me, who fell in love with her, an incurable idiot then. [E/D: …well, at least you have some self-awareness. I applaud thee]
Lefiya stopped just before she left the room, glancing at me.
「By the way, Maou-sama.」
「What’s matter. Do you want anything else?」
「I keep wondering since a while ago but, that stocking seems familiar to me.」
「What’s with this stocking? 」
「I’m wondering about that, but, that is………..」
Did she know that this was a freshly worn stocking of Reanschild? My heart felt like it’s about to explode whilst waiting for her words.
「It was something that worn by Lefiya-sama till just before the afternoon.」
Reanschild said so with a nonchalant tone.
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT! ! ! !
YOU’RE MISTAKEN, THIS WAS JUST A MISUNDERSTANDING! IT WOULDN’T MAKE MY SITUATION BETTER BUT, YOU’RE MISTAKEN! !
I DON’T MEAN, WELL I IN FACT HAD SNIFFED IT BUT, THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK! !
WHAT THE HELL WAS THIS SITUATION! ? WHY DID IT TURN OUT THIS WAY! ?
HADN’T I JUST BEEN DEGRADED INTO A MERE PERVERT JUST NOW! ?
I JUST SNIFFED IT, BUT YOU’RE COMPLETELY MISUNDERSTANDING ME HERE!
Contrary to the chaotic storm that unfolded in my mind, my body was completely frozen stiff.
How did it turned out this way? Why?
Meanwhile, Celazam was seeing everyone else off politely, while I, as if all power had left my body, just saw them off with a dumbfounded look on my face.
「Your majesty. Stay calm.」
「I-I’m okay. Don’t worry about me……..」
「She’s as interesting as usual, right. You might have noticed this fact, but no one died in this incident. We’re extremely fortunate just by this fact alone.」
「The magic tools that have the skull of Yaksha Princess as it’s material is classified as a national treasure. Depending on how you use it, it’s powerful enough to destroy an entire country. And the one it took as it’s partner when it’s ran out of control is none other than Lord Adolphus, the leader of royal knight. While the damage that has been done is by no means a small one, but the fact that no one is dead is a boon for us. Usually, if a similar situation happened, the damage and casualties should be much larger than what we experienced.」
Adolphus who was under the control of the cursed sword defeated the entire royal knights by himself.
Fortunately, no one is dead.
「And before that, there’s also this flood of trolls outflow. Your majesty is already so kind toward them. I can say with absolute confidence that no one is dissatisfied with your decision.」
「I see. ……. That seems so.」
I calmed down a little when I compared the actual damage of this incident with the potential threat that might happened.
I pondered so while being comforted by Celazam.
As for the stocking on my head, I’m not gonna take it off for the time being.