Chapter 18.2: Their Impressions
We heard from Rena later, but it seems Diehart misunderstood the fact that Rena is going to summon a new person. Thus, he came to destroy the summoning tools.
But the truth completely betrayed our expectations.
The information must have been leaked out from somewhere, right？ But, that question was resolved by Nao. It seems that a small animal was frequently sneaking into the temple nowadays.
There’s no doubt that this small animal might be our enemy’s familiar. And then, it turned into a misunderstanding when he saw Rena who made the preparation to send us back.
Nao apologized to everyone since she had only noticed about that later. But, it was too late and no one care about her carelessness anyway.
It seems Diehart’s goal was just to destroy the summoning tool, and no one died during that raid.
That’s why Shirone was also saved by that fact.
After reuniting with Shirone, I scolded her. That’s just how much we were worried about her.
Shirone was apologizing while crying.
Though Shirone trained in martial arts, she was, in fact, a frail girl. Moreover, though she could manage it somehow or another while holding her sword, that frail part becomes even more prominent once she loses her sword.
From Shirone’s story, we understood that she was completely defeated by Diehart. We noticed again about how powerful Diehart was.
Even if Reiji’s injury is healed, the subjugation of demon king must be postponed for a while.
By the way, though Reiji also wanted to scold her, he had no qualifications to do so since he would be facing Diehart later.
Nevertheless, we have way too little information about Diehart. Though he is similar to Reiji in the matter of disliking useless killing, everyone who point their sword toward Reiji will definitely die while in the case of Diehart, he doesn’t even kill the one who direct their swords toward him. Isn’t that completely un-heinous-subordinate-of-demon-king-like?
Or else, could it be that he’s similar to Reiji and won’t kill woman? Even if that is the truth, it won’t explain why he put the temple knights to sleep without killing them.
As I thought, he’s truly an enigmatic subordinate of the demon king. That demon king Modes is just shutting himself inside Nargol without doing anything while his subordinates are the one doing the conquest. The damage caused by the subordinates of that demon king is horrible. We saw how horrible the situation in a country that got attacked by his subordinates. In fact, what’s with that Diehart anyway?
But, I, who was unintentionally thinking about that couldn’t help but wonder that there might be more to it.
Even more important than that, we have to think about what we have to do after this.
We can’t repair the tools for summoning nor can we get one.
That’s why we were currently left with no choice but to look for someone who can use summoning magic to send us back. In addition, we already confirmed with Rena that there’s another person who can use it.
When we asked Rena about the information about that person, she only said that she had no idea about that person except for the fact that he’s capable of using the summoning magic. Though her strange expression at that time worried me, well, so be it.
The fastest method is to look for the pervert who assaulted Kyouka to find that person. Though, I’m personally against it, it can’t be helped.
I heaved a sigh.
◆Demon King Modes.
「I see, so lord Diehart has that kind of relationship with a woman around the hero, huh…. I put you in quite a trouble, Nut」
「It’s my duty」
Nut gives his gratitude to my praise.
I received this information from Nut standing on the shoulder of Rugaas, who was standing in front of me just a moment ago.
「Then, what about the current situation of lord Diehart？ 」
「Yes, it seems that nothing much has changed on the surface. But…」
「I think he’s similar to your highness when you just came to this land」
Though I don’t know what happened in the temple from Nut’s report, I’m sure that it might be something unpleasant regarding that woman.
I was crying at that time. Due to how much I was hated.
I could get back on my own feet since I was driven by my desire to make Mona.
For the sake of creating Mona, I needed several other media, Rena’s hair for the secret arts of life creation(Pygmalion) and one’s nature of magical power, and then mix it together with the tool made by my friend, the god Heibos.
I could persist on myself to make my own goddess who won’t lose to the goddess of Elios who drove me out.
And the result is Mona.
When I think about Mona.
「Uhm…. What’s the matter, your highness？ 」
Rugaas called my name with a worried face.
I was thinking about my night with Mona, and then unintentionally let out such a voice.
Forget it for now, forget it for now.
「Oh, sorry, it was about lord Diehart, huh」
「Let’s give a goddess to cheer on lord Diehart, then」
「Someone like Mona-sama？ 」
I nod to Rugaas’s words.
I want lord Diehart to be in this Nargol, if possible.
And then, I want him to protect this Modes and Mona.
In that case, what should I do？
The best thing I can offer him is a woman, right?
Moreover, the gods of Elios should have banned the creation of fake goddess.
In that case, he’ll turn into the enemy of gods, too. And then, he will settle in Nargol whether he wants it or not.
Someone as strong as him, who can annihilate the chivalric order of holy knight on his way back to Nargol, isn’t a scary person as long as I can enlist him as my ally.
My lips naturally form a smile.
「Uhm, you majesty…」
Rugaas is calling me with a worried voice while I kept laughing.
◆ Dark Knight Kuroki.
The room given to me in Modes’s demon king castle is extremely spacious.
But then, the only furnitures inside such a spacious room is only a desk, a carpet spreading below, and a bed.
I don’t know what should I say to the demon with bear-like face, my exclusive attendant. It seems I just need to mention it as long as I need something.
It seems I am already receiving VVIP treatment in Nargol.
Though it doesn’t mean that Nargol is poor, it isn’t a beautiful land. The scenery outside the windows is dreary with gloomy air drifting around.
And then, it seems Nargol is unsuitable for procuring the ingredients for food. Even the bed is special when compared to the bed of the elves who took care of me in the middle of my journey.
But, it seems that this bed is also of the finest quality in Nargol.
I felt that it seems my living condition isn’t that much better than when I was in Japan.
What should I do from now on then. I lie down on my bed.
I knew the situation of Shirone. Shirone and the rest didn’t know that they can’t go back with that summon arts.
They were deceived by that goddess Rena. Maybe they’ll be in danger as long as they are under Rena’s care.
Should I help them？
No, there’s no need for me to help them. The art of manufacturing summoning tools was banned by Elios a few days ago. At least they won’t send them back to the spirit world.
Moreover, it’s too roundabout. I have no intention to harm the heroes blatantly. And then, when I heard that Rena won’t send them back, I didn’t have to worry about threatening them anymore.
That’s why, I think it’s okay to ignore Shirone and the rest for the time being.
I shake my head while denying my idea just now.
To be honest, I don’t want myself getting too involved in it. This is the truth.
Moreover, what do you think I should do to save the sad Reiji?
Since they should have been banned from attacking Nargol, I should stop worrying about them. Yup, let’s do that.
Anyhow, they should have tried to do something to our side, but I’m alone while they have an advantage in numbers. It’s the truth; it’s not like I’m jealous of them or something.
….No good, let’s change the topic now.
Let’s think about what should I do from now on.
First is to look for a way to return, too. Though Modes said that he’ll look for it, maybe it won’t be found immediately.
For now, I’ll have to live in this world.
Then, I noticed that there’s a possibility that I’ll live in this world for a long time.
It was an unpleasant premonition because I have no comrade in this place.
I thought that I would need a comrade since I have to live in this world for a long time.
Though Modes is there as my comrade, it’s slightly different from what I want.
As expected, I’m jealous of Reiji. He has a lot of comrades.
Moreover, all of them are beauties.
And then, I remember about Modes’s promise.
A clone of the goddess.
Maybe it’s time for me to get my reward from Modes.
Moreover, a cute girl if possible for me to get over many things.
Yosh, let’s ask him.
I definitely want to get a cute girl, or so I thought.