Chapter 15 – Conversation With the Goddess
Chiyuki’s conversation with Rena.
「It’s been a while, goddess Rena」
「It’s been a while, Chiyuki」
A considerable amount of time has passed since I met Rena previously.
The last time we met was around three weeks ago.
Rena and I are the only individuals in this room inside the temple.
Because Reiji will try to achieve what Rena wishes for if he were here.
Though reluctant, we somehow managed to persuade him.
Now, since we can’t leave Reiji alone, everyone else also left with him.
「What brings you here today, Chiyuki?」
I’m looking at Rena.
Beautiful face with hair glistening like a star; abundant chest that is even bigger than Sahoko. Reiji aside, this beauty is definitely capable of charming many men to do her bidding.
「Yes, I called you here since there is something that I wish to confirm」
The truth is I wanted to solve my quandary by directly going to this goddess’s dwelling in Elios.
But, it seems we can’t go there unless we get permission from the king of gods, Oudith. Thus, I did not have any choice but to summon Rena to this place whenever I have something to ask.
Though Reiji has tried to enter Elios without caring about those things, Reiji eventually gave up when this goddess asked him to do so by slouching and highlighting her breasts.
「First, why have the gods of Elios left the demon king to his own devices？」
I ask the first question.
「It’s not like they have left him to his own devices, but… The gods have their own circumstances, you know」
Rena replies as such with an apologetic expression.
「May I hear what these circumstances are？ 」
「My apologies, Chiyuki. I… can’t divulge that」
From her attitude and response, it seems that she won’t tell me about it.
「So, that’s it…」
「Is that the only thing that you wanted to ask？ 」
Of course not.
「No, there is an even more pressing matter that I wanted to ask」
「An important matter？ I wonder what it could be…」
I take a deep breath, and then open my mouth.
「Goddess Rena, there’s someone else that was summoned aside from us, right？ 」
Upon hearing that question, Rena’s face becomes gloomy.
「So Chiyuki noticed it, huh… It’s as you imagined」
I’m more surprised after hearing Rena’s words.
「As I thought, so it’s true…」
「Yeah, Chiyuki. Even I came to know about this matter only five days ago」
5 days ago？ Knew？
Could it be that the person wasn’t summoned by Rena？
「Goddess Rena, could it be that you are not the one who summoned that person？ 」
「Eh, me？ For what reason？ 」
I’m convinced upon seeing Rena’s reaction. The one who summoned that person is not Rena.
There’s another person who summoned an otherworlder aside from Rena.
Though I didn’t hear the particular details about the summon from Rena, it’s not strange for another person to be capable of performing a summon.
In that case, there’s no need to dig deeper into this.
「My apologies, goddess Rena. It seems that I doubted you」
Rena’s expression changed into curiosity.
Could it be that she never considered being doubted？
Well then, let’s move to a different topic.
「Let’s switch the topic, but there’s something that I wish to ask in the next topic」
「A… wish is it？ 」
「Please send me and Shirone back to our own world」
After hearing my request, Rena is showing a troubled face.
In fact, it should have been “All of us”. However, Reiji absolutely won’t give up on his promise to Rena.
Even so, it’s been half a year already. We can’t continue to remain irresponsible, and should be back immediately.
Thus, as a result, Shirone and I decided to go back.
And then, we will be the ones reporting our safety to everyone’s family.
「So you won’t cooperate in defeating the demon king anymore？ 」
Rena is saying so with moistened eyes.
「It’s already half a year. We can’t stay in this world any longer than this」
「Why is that？」
Rena is pleading toward me. If I’m Reiji, I might be hearing her plea.
But, that kind of eyes won’t work on me.
And then, I suddenly stumbled upon a certain idea.
「So you will grant my wish」
Rena is smiling. It’s as if her smile is capable of making a flower blossom completely.
「On thinking upon it again, there’s another person who used the summoning magic, right?」
When I say about what I thought.
Rena’s expression became more severe than a while ago.
「Chiyuki, what is the meaning of your words？ 」
「If you’re not going to fulfill our wish, I just need to go to that person’s place」
When I’m saying so, Rena’s expression became even more scarier.
That was the face that Rena never showed me until now.
My back is drenched in cold sweat.
「Chiyuki！ Is that what all of you are planning to do？ 」
I’m being pressured by Rena’s vigor.
Could it be that she doesn’t want us to return so much？
「N-No. At the very least, I’m the only one….」
Practically, I’m the only who’s saying that I want to go back to our world. Next is Shirone who wants to go back for a while.
When I’m saying so, Rena’s face returned to normal. I’m relieved after seeing that Rena’s vigor vanished.
「Understood, Chiyuki. So it’s okay if I just send you back, isn’t it?」
Rena smiles toward me.
Dark Knight Kuroki.
It’s already been two days since that event.
When I think carefully, it still seems impossible.
It was impossible to know the situation about the hero party without letting them understand about me with my abilities.
And yet, I can’t be careless at the same time.
From Nut’s information, the hero party didn’t make any special movements.
But, just to be sure, I’m staying in this hut without even entering the rampart.
I’m leaving the entire process of infiltration and information acquisition to Nut.
So, I’m wondering for what reason I came so far.
In the end, I decided to tell everything to Nut.
When I did so.
「WHAT, THE HERO IS ACTUALLY DIEHART-SAMA’S RIVAL IN LOVE!!!」
Was what he said.
It seems he’s misunderstanding about something. In the first place, I’m not even his foe and yet….
I still couldn’t break his misunderstanding.
「Certainly, that’s why you were summoned to his majesty demon king’s side」
He told an incomprehensible thing to me.
And then, he continued with this subsequent reply.
「Please leave everything to this Nut」
He assured me as such.
I don’t even know what’s happening.
But, with this, maybe he will bring the information that I want to know.
Thus, Nut is monitoring the situaiton in the temple.
From the conversation of the temple’s priest, he informed me that the goddess has descended in the temple.
She was the culprit who summoned Reiji. Maybe something serious just happened.
「I’m ba~ck, Diehart-sama~」
Nut has returned.
「Did you get the information about why goddess Rena has descended？ 」
Nut is shaking his head to show his lack of knowlegde.
「It seems she’s having some kind of discussion with the one called Chiyuki, but I can’t hear the content of their conversation due to the strict defenses」
As expected, it seems the goddess is heavily guarded. It is to the point that even Nut can’t infiltrate to gather the information.
「I see, well it can’t be helped then…. Thank you, Nut」
「But…. There’s something that’s worrying me」
「Something that’s worrying you？」
「Yesh, it seems that Shirone-san, the sweetheart of Diehart-sama wants to go back to her original world」
Unconsciously, I let out a dumbfounded voice.
「But…. it seems that the ones who wish to return are just Shirone and the one called Chiyuki」
That’s definitely a worrying information.
「If I’m not wrong, Elios didn’t have the method to perform reverse summoning too, right？ 」
「Of course, they don’t….」
Since there’s a method to perform reverse summoning in Elios, could it be that Modes is the only one who didn’t have it？
「Is that true…. that they have the method to perform reverse summoning？ 」
「Diehart-sama！HEIBOS-SAMA WON’T DO THAT KIND OF TRICKERY TO MODES-SAMA！！ 」
Nut replies as such with full confidence.
Heibos, the god of craftsmanship. I heard that he is a friend of Modes.
And Nut is saying that Heibos isn’t the kind of guy who will withhold such information.
But, the method for reverse summons is not available yet, at least for now. In the worst case, they’ll end up drifting in between the dimensional boundary.
Shirone says that she wants to go back.
But, Nut is telling me that there’s no method to return.
There’s a contradiction in this information.
Maybe Rena isn’t aware that she can’t send them back with the current summoning magic.
But, what if she sent Shirone back despite knowing about such information？
Either way, Shirone is in a dangerous situation.
「Could it be that Rena will really perform the summoning ceremony？ 」
「And she is currently in the temple right？ 」
I should just confirm these facts right from the goddess herself.
「Nut, let’s raid the temple」