Chapter 31.2 : Capital of Dwarf
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「Similar to Modes……….. Though Modes put up a good fight, he ended up retreating to Nargol. Thus due to his own desire, starting a dispute from which both party unable to fall back」 [TL : referring to Rena’s clone]
And then Heibos is smiling lightly.
「But then, this Heibos who is shutting himself in his own small studio and refusing to have any interaction with others doesn’t have the right to say that………… 」
Heibos is muttering such words.
According to Nut, Heibos is always shutting himself inside this narrow workshop and never even goes out to the meeting of the gods. That’s why it was only much later on that he aware the fact about Modes banishment to Nargol.
Heibos feels that he had some sort of responsibilities for that. That’s why he is agreeing to help Modes.
And now, looking at the short sword in my hand.
「Our talk is straying a little huh. Though it’s lacking any sort of decoration, it’s a proper sword to be used as a sword. In term of usabilities, it’s by no means inferior to any dwarf made sword」
Those words are basically the highest praise I can hope for.
「Thank you very much」
I’m bowing at Heibos as a gratitude for his praise.
「Can you show me the sword that you received from Modes?」
I unsheated the demon sword strapped on my waist and then giving it to Heibos.
Its name is Demon sword of Venous Blood due to the red blood pattern etched on its sword blade.
「It’s a wonderful sword no matter how many times I see it. Even this Heibos can’t make this kind of sword」
That was a surprising words coming from him.
「You’re not the one who made this sword? 」
Heibos is shaking his head after hearing my question.
「The one who made this sword is Nargol, the mother of Modes. Nargol who hailed as the god of destruction do have the power to make the weapon of destruction. To the degree that it’s beyond this Heibos skill. In fact, as long as it is limited to weapon, Modes can make a weapon which is rivaling the weapon created by me. But the person himself aren’t too eager to make any weapon. And then, I think you might be able to do the same thing」
Heibos is saying so while comparing the short swort made by me and the demon sword.
The power to make a sword.
In short, the power of swordsmith might be included to the power that I got after summoned to this world. But the world of sword is too profound to the point that there’s a saying “One whole life for polishing”.
Though I did in fact received a bit of lesson from a swordsmith of my master acquaintance, I knew that it isn’t something that can be understood just by such brief lesson.
And that might be the reason why I could make an article that won’t lose to dwarf to the point of precise movement after coming to this world. That’s why I might not be able to make a sword at the same level of the one that I showed to Heibos if I was in my old world.
「Well, though your appearance is far apart, you’re similar to Modes in this regard. You may give this sword to someone. You might dislike this sword of yours since I make it a bit too gaudy」
So he said that while returning the short sword.
To whom should I give this sword I wonder.
Though on my side, Kuna’s making an expression of wanting this short sword, I want to give Kuna something that even better than my hand made sword.
「I’ll give you an even better one someday, Kuna」
Saying so, I kept the sword back to my pocket and then patting Kuna head.
Though she looked dissatisfied by my decision, she recovered in the next moment when I pat her head.
「As for the armor, you can find it over there. Follow me」
After saying so, Heibos is leaving the room and guiding us to another room.
The room in which he guided us was filled with armor and helmet. Though I see the same black colored armor with the one I used before, the magical power loaded in it is far more stronger than the previous one.
「Different from your previous armor, I made this one to fit your stature. Though I made it with those scrap of dark knight armor which you wore before, Try to wear it since I’m not very sure myself whether it will fit your stature」
When I tried to wear the armor according to heibos words, it fit perfectly on my body. Despite looking solid and heavy the armor is by no mean hindering my movement.
「Amazing. ………… I can move at ease despite wearing such big armor」
No one can make this level of armor even back in my original world.
「And this one is for this lass」
Heibos is taking out something that look like a long pole. It was a huge scythe.
「Yup, I’m told by Modes. He asked me to make this one since it seems this lass preferred this kind of weapon. So I made one for her」
After saying so, Heibos gave the scythe to Kuna.
When Kuna is holding that scythe, it’s not too short nor too long for her height. It’s a perfect match for her.
Though I’m reluctant to involve Kuna in battle, I of all people know very well the pain of having no power.
Though I don’t want to involve her in a battle, there’s always “If” in any kind of situation.
「Thank you very much, God Heibos」
I bowed at him while expressing my gratitude.
「There might be something that you’re not willing to give in no matter what, thus I pray for you to be able to protect that」
After saying so, Heibos turned his back.
It seems there’s nothing more to say to us.
After bowing again toward his retreating back, we’re returned to Nargol.
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◆Silver Witch, Kuna
We’re back to the demon king castle with metastasis magic.
I’m looking at the scythe which I got from that old man called Heibos a while ago.
Now Kuna can fight alongside Kuroki with this scythe. With this Kuna can become Kuroki’s power.
When I’m trying to swing the scythe, it fit perfectly in Kuna hand. Even so it’s useless if I’m not training in using this like Kuroki.
Kuroki is swinging his sword every morning.
I’m told that it’s something you call as “Training”. Mine is not a sword, so it might be better if Kuna also swing her scythe everyday. Since Kuna can train along with Kuroki in doing so.
「Eh, Kuna-sama…………… W-welcome back 」
I met a woman when I’m walking on the corridor. This woman is bowing when she sees Kuna.
Her name is Regena.
This woman smells fishy. She is always trying to get closer to Kuroki.
I’m Kuroki’s. That’s why one might call that Kuroki is mine too.
Kuroki is so kind to this woman even though he’s supposed to be exclusive to me. That’s something I absolutely can’t accept.
I want to attach a collar to Kuroki and made him exclusive to me only. But, Kuroki might hate me if I do that.
In that case, I have no choice but to do something about this woman aren’t I. How about I kill her? But, Kuroki might be sad if I do that.
Thus, I have to think about another method.
「Y-YES! ! WHAT’S MATTER KUNA-SAMA! ! 」
Regena is showing a frightened expression when I called her name. I’m not going to kill you yet anyway. But it’s not like I’m going to tell her that.
I just suddenly noticed the thing on Regena hand.
「What is that? 」
So I’m asking while pointing at the thing in her hand.
「I……………. It’s laundry desu! ! 」
Her voice seems to be higher, did she just got scared when I asked her.
「Of whom? 」
Her voice became way smaller now.
The only one Regena called as “Master” is Kuroki. It feel like a blazing dark flame arose inside of me whenever I heard her calling him that way.
「Are you going to wash that? 」
Regena nodded at my word.
「A princess never did that, aren’t they? 」
Regena should be a princess of human kingdom called Algore.
In the story that I know, a princess shouldn’t do something like laundry.
Kuroki has been reading various book for the sake of learning the letter of this world.
He read various tales about human amongst the book he read, and then he’ll tell Kuna the story inside those books before we were going to sleep.
Sleeping while hearing Kuroki gentle voice is a moment of bliss for Kuna.
And then, the story of princess was included amongst them.
The princess in those stories doesn’t do this kind of things. I mean it’s always the duty of their attendant. That’s why I’m surprised that Regena could do such thing.
「N-No, I just want to express my gratitude to my master……… Thus………….. I’m learning to do laundry from my wet nurse」
Regena is replying with flustering voice.
Certainly, Regena was picked along with her attendants. Thus she might learn to do laundry from them.
And then, I see the laundry in Regena hand. I saw Kuroki underwear amongst them.
That was the underwear that was used by Kuroki yesterday. There’s no doubt about it since I’ve confirmed it so many times.
「……. Did you suck it? 」
So I’m asking Regena.
「……….. EH? 」
After I asked that question, Regena’s lowering her line of sight to the laundry. Naturally, Kuroki underwear is there.
「I’M NOT DOING S-S-S-S-S-SUCH THING! ! ! SOMETHING LIKE S-S-S-S-SUCKING IS………!!!! ! ! 」
Maybe because she couldn’t understand what I mean at first, Regena reply is slightly delayed.
「Putting it on your head……… How about licking it………..」
「I’M NOT ! ! I’M NOT DOING THAT! ! ! 」
Regena is shaking her head in denial.
「WHAT WITH THIS SUCKING! ! ! AND LICKING! ! ! I’M NOT DOING THAT! ! ! I just sniffing it a bit! !」
Though Regena frantically denying it, there was a remark that I can’t let to pass.
「You sniffed it? 」
「Ah …….. 」
A silence is dominating this place.
This is bad……….. If I don’t do anything soon……..
「Y-YESH! ! ! 」
I’m bringing my face closer to Regena.
「Teach Kuna how to wash laundry」
Since I can’t kill her. Kuna have no choice but to protect Kuroki underwear by learning how to wash the laundry.
「Eh？ To you, Kuna-sama? 」
Regena is showing a surprised face. I don’t know the reason.
「And not just washing the laundry, you’ll teach Kuna everything Kuna need to look after Kuroki. I want to be able to do everything to help Kuroki」
「B-But, for the daughter of your majesty demon king to do such things is……….」
Regena is saying so as if feeling apologetic for it.
Unaware to Kuna, it seems Kuna is regarded as the daughter of the demon king. It might be because Kuna resembling Mona.
They’re wrong but, it’s not like Kuna need to deny that.
「It’s okay……….. Just teach me」
As long as Kuna can reach the point of being able to do anything, there’s no need for maid of Kuroki, Regena.
At that time, I can send Regena to somewhere else.
Maybe I need to think about where should I send her too. The kind Kuroki might prepare some place if Regena has nowhere to go.
The name of one place come to my mind.
Regena was the princess of that place. Now then, what should I do to send this princess back to her kingdom?
It should be a better choice for Regena since Kuroki also won’t disagree to returning the princess.
Thus, I came with a really good plan.