Chapter 3.2: Melancholy of the Maou [Maou Side 1]
Thus, Lefiya appeared inside the audience room.
My body trembled from delight to the point that I couldn’t even move my body.
She became even more beautiful than 5 years ago.
She went to approach me who was sitting on the throne, charmed by her appearance.
Yup, this is Lefiya.
The real Lefiya is right there in front of me.
That’s already enough to send me off to seventh heaven.
「There’s no mistake, she is Lefiya of Marielle village」
「No. Aren’t you mistaking my identity? 」
……HAH？ No, there’s no way I’d ever mistook her identity right?
Even if I might mistook someone else, there’s no way I’d be mistaking your identity.
An unpleasant premonition suddenly hit me.
「Before advancing towards his majesty, kneel and say your words of allegiance」
Prime minister Barlunt is shouting at Lefiya.
No, wait a minute. ………. Allegiance?
Lefiya…………… To me?
No, stop it, that’s impossible.
「DON’T JOKE WITH ME」
Ah, Lefiya’s expression warped. Crap.
My face turned pale when I understood the situation.
With icy cold look on his face, Barlunt ordered Lefiya to pledge her allegiance again.
Crap. I needed stop this.
But, what could I do to stop this! ?
Should I remonstrate Barlunt in front of so many people?
………. No way. Can I, the demon king, remonstrate Barlunt to protect Lefiya, a human?
That would only leave an unnecessary root of evil behind.
Please notice it already! Barlunt!
Read my expression!
Crap. He couldn’t do that because I’m wearing this accursed helmet.
AAAAH! Why in the hell was I wearing this helmet now of all times!
Even though I could make eye contact to Adolphus or Celazam to stop Barlunt without this damned helmet! !
I wanted to punch my idiotic past self who wanted to reproduce an emotional reunion between childhood friend.
I MEANT IT’S MY CHANCE TO SHOW OFF In FRONT OF THE GIRL I LOVE AFTER ALL!
A TRULY MOVING SITUATION!
A tensed atmosphere in front of the demon king.
And there, I want to reproduce a slightly emotional reunion with childhood friend after I took off my helmet!
I mean, that would give more meaning to our reunion after all!
Why the hell did I even go as far as choosing the most sinister looking helmet for this.
It seemed I really got carried away by the mood at that time.
Yup. There’s also a gap between us, is that what made me more excited? Rather, it’s because I’m so thoughtless that this situation occurred!
Sorry! THIS HUMBLE ONE WAS AN IDIOT TO MAKE SUCH A BIG MISTAKE!
I really want to punch my past self who got excited when he knew that he’s going to meet Lefiya to death.
What should I do now. The atmosphere become more and more dangerous with each passing moment.
Things might turn into the worst situation if I don’t take off this helmet soon.
Lefiya straight out rejected me.
The inside of my head turned white.
Did she hate me? That Lefiya?
Did she hate the demon king? Or me?
No way……….. E? Seriously?
「DO YOU THINK ANYONE WILL JUST OBEY A MAOU? ARE YOU F^CKING KIDDING ME! THAT CRAP IS ONLY IN LEGENDS! HAH, DO YOU EXPECT A NORMAL VILLAGE GIRL LIKE ME TO KNOW WHATEVER GRANDIOSE THINGS YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT! 」
……… No, she hates the demon king.
I’m me but at the same time, the demon king is also me and yet for her, me is me and demon king is demon king.
……. Even if I knew that, I’m still shaken.
Lefiya was still in the dark about me being a demon king.
That’s why even though it couldn’t be helped, those lines of hers stab deep into my heart.
Calm down. Calm down, me. Calm down demon king.
Now that I’ve calmed down, it’s about time to take off my helmet……….
「TO BEGIN WITH, EVERYTHING IS BECAUSE OF YOU! MAOU! 」
Lefiya pointed her finger at me.
「IT’S A COMMON SENSE TO SHOW YOUR SINCERITY IF YOU’RE GOING TO TAKE A GIRL AS YOUR BRIDE! AND YET, WHAT’S WITH THAT ATTITUDE OF YOURS FORCIBLY TAKING ME AGAINST MY WILL BY THREATENING THE VILLAGERS TO BECOME YOUR BRIDE ? AND BY SINCERITY, I MEAN YOU HAVE TO AT LEAST TAKE YOUR HELMET OFF AND SHOW YOUR FACE AS THE MINIMAL AMOUNT OF SINCERITY, HAH, YOU MUST BE REALLY EMBARASSED BY YOUR UGLY FACE! AND WHAT’S WITH THAT ATTITUDE! ACTING SO COCKY WITH THAT PERFECT DEFENSE OF YOUR SHITTY LOOKING ARMOR! IF YOU’RE TOO SHY TO SHOW YOUR 1000 YEARS OLD UGLY FACE, TAKE YOUR HELMET OFF AND WASH YOUR FACE! 」
Now I really couldn’t take off my helmet!
What was this about taking the villagers hostage? This is the first time I heard about this! ?
Barlunt is obviously pissed off by her actions.
Even the words of Adolphus that is trying to calm him down back fired and made him even more furious than before.
For some reason Lefiya is shutting her eyes with an expression as if preparing herself to receive the worst outcome.
You’re already prepared that far! ? Was that how much you hate me! ?
For some reason, Barlunt’s spat with Adolphus turned into a full blown argument.
I really shouldn’t let this to go on.
「That’s enough, Barlunt, and Adolphus too. 」
My deepest apologies for being the sole person whose mood raised to seventh heaven due to the reunion with Lefiya.
「That’s enough. I understand both of your views in this matter」
「It seems there’s many different opinions on this matter…… I’ll hear the details later. Celazam. I’ll leave Lefiya in your care」
If I leave her to Celazam who was there with me in Marielle village and knows very well about Lefiya, I’m sure he could calm her down.
Celazam and Lefiya then leave the audience room.
And it doesn’t seem that there’s any other problem in the report during the audience after that.
「I ended up showing you such an unsightly act. My deepest apologies. Your majesty. 」
Barlunt is apologizing to me with a pale face after that.
Despite the aura of superiority around him, it is definitely not a mistake that he’s also my trusted retainer.
The one who should be apologizing now is me who got carried away with my own lewd thoughts to the point that I’m forgetting about my surroundings.
My deepest apologies.
It made me depressed just thinking about the aftermath of this.
Now then, what kind of expression do I have to show to patch this blunder.
This armor and helmet suddenly turned heavier.
What should I do……………….. About this mess.