Chapter 30.2 : Melancholy of Maou[Maou Side 2]
Their guilt and responsibility for what they did in the past wasn’t something that I must bear, it’s them who had to bear that sin and take the responsibilities.
Even now, I wouldn’t change my judgement since I knew it was the right thing to do, but I was sure that those farrats were cornered. As for what to do against a cornered rat…well naturally it was to raise our vigilance.
「Understood. Let’s do as you say. There’s the matter regarding Suzumori too. I’ll leave the Demon King’s castle in your care, Celazam.」
「Your wish is my command.」
「Sorry for forcing various troubles on your side.」
「No. This is also my duty.」
As expected, we’re understaffed.
When Celazam left the room, I told my chamberlain to let the other guest in. I called Belladone.
When she received permission to enter the room, she walked in timidly.
Even though her shoulders were slumped as if feeling lonely somehow, she’s still hiding her mouth with her folding fan as usual. Though I could see at a glance that she’s at least reflecting on what she had done with those statues.
Well then, it’s time for preaching.
「Belladone. I think you know about this but………」
「Maori-sama. No, your majesty. Please allow me to offer this before we start our discussion.」
With a thud. Belladone presented a disk-shaped object as big as the palm of my hand on top of the desk.
By appearance, it’s something that was enchanted with magic but, I didn’t know what its function was.
The overall color was white and something like small ring bored through its center.
「It’s a magic tool that I completed just recently. I always wanted to present this magic tool to your majesty.」
「Uhm, is this some kind of……….. Bribe?」
「I just love to make sculptures of my preference. And it’s something that can be done by making full use of puppetry arts.」
「And that’s why I want to have a proper discussion with you……….」
「Moreover, it’s really easy to use. You just need a strand of hair of the person who will become the model, and it’ll work on its own when you inject your magical power in it.」
「…….. That is. ………. Terrific.」
「Though normally its in this flat shape, as long as the user finishes making the figure for the first time, it can make any figure in any kind of pose, at any time.」
Now that’s what I would call interesting.
I tried to pick the magic tool on my desk.
Certainly, it was just like a normal stone at a glance, but I know that various complex magic formations were etched inside of this disk-shaped tools.
「I think that an example is hundred times better than explanation. My apologies for using the strand of my own hair for this example, but please take a look.」
Belladone took a strand of her hair and then placed it on top of the disk. So it’s trial run, huh.
If it’s according to her explanation, the disk should’ve taken the shape of Belladone. Practicality aside, I think the idea was interesting.
Just as she said, I tried to put Belladone’s hair strand into the ring part.
The magic tool was reacting to my magical powers and sucked the strand of the hair that I had placed in the ring part into the stone.
The disk-shaped surface of the stone soon started to release a faint glow, and then a small scale of Belladone was starting to emerge from the surface of the disk-shaped stone which was acting as the pedestal.
When I expected its color would be white as usual, the color of its skin and hair become like the person herself, yes it’s as if the mini figurine was the exact copy of Belladone.
Naked figurine, that’s it.
「…….. Oi. Why in the world is the result naked?」
「Because I want to preserve something beautiful in its most glorious figure. Just that. Having a wonderful figure isn’t a crime, right?」
And though it’s just a miniature, observing the naked figure of someone in front of the person herself is really embarrassing.
And when I stopped supplying my magical power to the stone while simultaneously averting my gaze, the disk-shaped stone was back to normal.
「Yes, it’s a wonderful magic tool indeed but, aren’t you feeling ashamed of letting me see your naked figure. You’re after all still an unmarried girl, right?」
「It’s not a problem as long as I can get your majesty. Or, do you want me to cuddle to you like before?」
「…….. Listen, I’m talking about you here.」
「Though unintentional, this tool can recreate any kind of person, whoever it is with just a strand of their hair.」
The moment, I understood what she meant, I unintentionally sprang out from my chair and reached for the tool.
「Did you just say……. Anyone? 」
Looking sad, Belladone raised the folding fan that hid her mouth even further to cover half of her face.
「To be honest, I wanted to present this tool to your majesty so that my beauty can be admired by you, but I just never expected that it’s just one-sided love on my side. I won’t go as far as restricting your majesty from admiring anyone’s beauty with this tool」
Gulp. I gulped down my saliva.
Yes, because it’s possible even if I’m using someone else’s hair, isn’t that so?
Were you kidding me? Were you fucking kidding me here?
Just what in the world did you make here?
………. Well done, Belladone.
「Understood. Well it’s as you say, I guess it can’t be helped if it’s for admiring the beauty of the flesh. That is one of the most basic expressions of beauty, maybe it can be seen as the most vulgar expression by someone who sees this with vulgar thoughts in their mind.」
「I knew that your majesty would understand my intention when I created this tool. As expected of Maou-sama.」
「Yeah. The matter of creating my naked figure without my permission in white palace is something that won’t go unpunished. But it can’t be helped if it turned out to be the expression of your beauty.」
「Thank you very much for your understanding, your majesty.」
Belladone’s smile was hidden on the other side of her fan.
Yeah. Yeah, this girl was really beautiful if you judge her just based on her appearance.
She’s also a gifted child in regards to magic.
I guess it’s fine to let her follow her heart’s desire in arts by making such delicate magic tools.
Yeah. It’s a nicely made one.
Well, I guess the only problem now was how to get her hair.
Should I ask her politely?
My worry continued to increase endlessly.