Chapter 28 : And Then, Those Guys Are Resurrected
The pitiful beauty in kimono was blown off. Furthermore, she’s also making an unladylike voice at that.
While for some reason Barurun kicked her with all his power, she drew a splendid tailpin.
Oops, was that person okay? That looked like it hurt.
Well, her retainer didn’t look surprised by such an accident though, so perhaps it’s all fine?
Was this a common situation? Was it?!
Anyway, seeing this scene, I couldn’t help but admire the toughness of the Demon Race.
I mean, that was obviously a critical hit right on her lower jaw. Being hit there should hurt quite a lot, yet she’s only unconscious and everyone were treating this like a common occurrence. They really were sturdier than human race. If it were me, I might need to recuperate for one month.
Come to think of it, the tiger old man was still in his tiger form today.
Ever since he’d resigned from his post as prime minister, he was always in his tiger form. Well, not like I minded. He’s more adorable that way after all. From what I had heard from Barurun himself, it seemed like there’s a need to be able to assume a humanoid form when one wanted to become a high ranking official. That’s why a humanoid form was a symbol of status of high ranking officials. Since that was the case, many people used their human form to persevere their dignity in the castle.
Well, it should be okay.
「So. What is this Maou Rii-san doing here right now? 」
After the rampaging incident, Maou-sama often made time in his schedule to come see me. However, looking at this situation, shouldn’t you be more worried for the person over there?
Though I feel grateful for your feeling, it’s still troublesome for me. But…I figured it was my blabbering mouth’s fault. While I did reduce Reda-san and co’s punishment, now he’s coming every so often even though I didn’t want him to. Thus, I regretted my verbal slip at that time. [E/D: What an overconfident girl…don’t you have some shame in saying those things?]
Well, it really couldn’t be helped since it was for the sake of gaining some bargaining chip to get Carlile-san and the other’s cooperation.
「Ah, that’s not it. My business today wasn’t to meet you. I came here because this was the meeting place. I have already made an arrangement with Reda a while ago.」
「With Reda-san? How unusual.」
「I don’t think so. This time, I really had to come here no matter what. After all, the meeting was for the sake of rebuilding the White Palace.」
「For the White Palace? 」
Maou-sama is needed…for the reconstruction? What in the world was happening here? I had an extremely bad premonition about this.
………. No way.
「It’s for the reconstruction of those stone statues.」
「Let me in too! 」
Those guys, huh. So, it’s about those white machos! I definitely had to come too, which reminded me of something! The model for those white machos was Maou-sama!
「Yeah, fine by me but still. What’s with your sudden enthusiasm.」
Because there’s no way I could just let those white machos be re-created without doing anything. Even though there’s nothing I could do about my own room in the White Palace, at the very least, I wanted to have the privilege to arrange the naked white machos in the entrance hall.
And also added one or two of my opinion during the re-creation process of white machos so the design wouldn’t be so…
Now then. Let’s go with a blast. Yes, with a blast.
Decided, I walked as if I was leading Maou-sama.
After advancing through the corridor that was filled with pompous ornaments, we left from the hole that was opened by Adolphus. It’s just the right shortcut to go to the white palace.
They had removed the debris around this area, but they left the hole as it is. It’s as if they weren’t planning to do anything about this hole. Did this have something to do with the budget, I wonder?
In that case, I wished they would postpone the reconstruction of the white palace.
The reconstruction was going on thanks to Barurun’s hard work, but why was he working hard on the reconstruction budget even though he was punished to be the gardener? Well, maybe because there’s no garden yet. But then, I really couldn’t imagine the figure of Barurun diligently caring for the garden when it’s created.
When we saw the white palace, there were two people waiting for us here. It’s Reda-san who was taking care of the white palace, and Celazam-san.
Why was Celazam-san here too?
「Your majesty. My apologies for calling you to come to this place despite your busy schedule.」
「Well, don’t worry about it. I mean you’re as busy as I am. So, best regards.」
「Well, let’s finish this immediately, Your Majesty.」
「Ah. That’s my intention, but……..」
The two greeted us when they noticed us coming with Maou-sama.
Though Maou-sama was looking over his shoulder at us, for some reason he seemed to be hesitating over what to say. What was he worrying about?
Rather than that, shouldn’t you be worrying about the fact that there’s no one else in this place?
「Uhm……… I heard that you’re going to make the stone statue in a normal way, but. Why can’t I see the craftsman? 」
Even though there were dozens of marble lumps scattered in front of the White Palace…I didn’t see any other people except from Celazam-san and Reda-san.
We’re going to make the stone statue right? Right? So…why was there no one else aside from those two?!
I knew that those stones were the material, but where were the people who were going to sculpt those stones? I didn’t see anyone who looked like they’re experts at sculpting here.
「In this matter, the living statues were the guardian statues. They weren’t made by carving the stones with your own hand; they’re made by refining those stone with magic. This should be the first time you see this right, Lefiya-sama?」
「Yes. Previously, it was refined by young miss from Hisaka family, but now it’ll be done by Lord Celazam this time. Do you want to see the refining process, Lefiya-sama? 」
「Young miss from hisaka family………. Don’t tell me.」
「Yes, it’s Belladone Hisaka-sama. This time she’s here because she said that she wanted to help us by all means to refine the one that was destroyed in the previous incident.」
Ah, so her purpose here was…OI, what in the world were you doing here, this pitiful kimono beauty.
You’re the one who made those white machos.
I could feel my impression toward that girl had started to change in my mind. Wasn’t she the daughter of one of the prestigious four Archdemon?! Why was you taste so bad?!
Celazam-san and Reanschild were averting their gaze.
「I’ll be the one in charge of refining this time. Well, we should begin immediately.」
「Ah, that’s fine by me, Celazam, but……….. I don’t want to take off this armor and helmets…is that fine? Can you do that? 」
What did he mean? He didn’t want to? Was it because he didn’t want all of them to be stark naked? It was because of that, right?
「Your Majesty…. That’s really difficult indeed, but there’s actually no need for you to take off your armor and helmets to refine the stone statues.」
「…….. Hah? Eh, no, I mean. Previously, because she said that magical power pass poorly if I wear armor and helmet, thus I………」
It’s hard to tell whether Celazam-san was troubled or not, but it’s easy to see that he’s telling the truth. So it’s like that, I see.
That meant…she lied to Maou-sama to peel him off from his clothes.
「……. That Belladone! ? 」
It seems Maou-sama noticed it too.
Well, well…weren’t you an unexpectedly easy prey, Maou-sama?
Maybe because he’s satisfied with Celazam answer, he walked and stopped right in front of Celazam-san, still wearing his armor and helmets.
That pitiful kimono beauty was surprisingly a pervert, huh.
「Well, let’s begin then.」
After saying so, Celazam-san quietly squinted his eyes. It seem that he’s about to begin the refining process. I was really excited since I had never seen anything to do with magic before.
After concentrating for a while, those black mist-like things started to seep out from Celazam-san’s body and then spread out. From its dark color, I knew that it’s quite a condensed one.
I came closer to take a better look, I wondered what was that black mist-like thing. Yet, I still couldn’t figure out despite observing it quite closely.
「Hey, Reanschild! Do you know what those black mist-like things are? 」
「Black, mist? 」
「Yeah, those. Those black mist-like things that have spread and are enveloping Maou-sama and Celazam-san right now. The volume is unbelievable right.」
「I’m unable to see it but…….despite being unable to see it, I could feel that there’s an increase of the pressure coming from Celazam-sama. Perhaps it’s his magical power. Right now, it’s enveloping His Majesty, right? 」
「……… Hee? 」
「So, does that mean Lefiya-sama can see it visually in the form of black mist? 」
EH？She couldn’t see it? She couldn’t see that very obvious black mist? But, I could see it. I could see the black color that’s darker than dark!
Wait a minute!
Did this mean that no one else could see it?
But, this wasn’t the first time I saw those black mist-like things. Was she saying that no one else saw it at other times as well?
I saw it fairly often.
「Reanschild, let me to confirm something. Didn’t you see those black mist-like things coming out during your brother rampage, or when your majesty was enraged, or when Barurun got angry before? 」
「…….. So, I may assume that Lefiya-sama could see it, right?」
Reanscild confirmed that fact with a serious look on her face.
What did she mean?
「I think, what you see are miasma, or magical power. One can feel them as long as they keep training themselves but, IT IS not something that you can see. Normally that is.」
「Magical…….. Power. That is magical power.」
「I heard that in rare cases, someone who possesses a huge amount of magical power will gain the ability to see the magical power itself. And you might be in that category, Lefiya-sama.」
「EH? But I can’t use magic, you know? 」
「Magic skill and magic talent are entirely different matters. The amount of someone’s magical power has nothing to do with whether they can use magic or not.」
It seems that I’d heard something amazing just now.
If what she said was true, then I also had this magical power thingy. It seemed I would be able to use magical power soon enough.
I just couldn’t imagine how to use it though.
While I was pondering over such things, Celazam’s state had changed. The black mist-like things which I was told was magical power, and was wrapped on Maou-sama, was undulating in a fixed rhythm. When the amplitude gradually became stronger, it suddenly contracted at once.
Ooh! The moment I thought so, the magical power thingy popped.
「Ooo! Quite a spectacle!」
「It seems that Celazam-sama had activated his magic. What kind of spectacle are you seeing right now, Lefiya-sama? 」
「That black mist thingy burst open and right now was dancing around the stones. It’s more like they’re coiling around those stones and then penetrated into it.」
「To be able to see magical power is amazing right?」
「Yeah. It’s something interesting. The so called magic is like singing something to achieve what you wish for your opponent, right?」
「There’s indeed many legends told that in the song of minstrels. While in fact, there’s no need for aria to use magic. It seems more specific things do need an aria but, normally you just focus on your will in silence」
The incantation of sorcerers was a reproduction huh.
Come to think of it, the healing magic user from before was also healing the wounds in silence.
「Ah, the stones have arisen.」
Literally all of the marble stones that had penetrated through Celazam’s magical power were rising slowly.
They rose ever so slowly, spreading their limbs as if they’re always in crouching position up till now. Their movement was fluid which made it hard to believe that they’re just mere stones up till now, and then the stone statues army stood quietly in their respective positions.
It definitely looked like a magic.
Its rugged surface scraped along making a “Pakipaki” sound and then in the next moment, the armored figure was complete. Yeah, It’s the full armored figure of Maou-sama. White Maou-sama complete. Magic was really amazing.
「30 bodies huh. I’m no match for Belladone-sama. My apologies, this one is lacking in power.」
「No, it’s plenty enough. Rather, I was saved. Since I am afraid that that girl would have peeled me off half naked again, had I asked for her assistance.」
The nude stone statues.
Claimed as men due to the contour of their muscles.
So it really was Maou-sama’s stone statues. He hadn’t realized about “that” yet, had he?
Come to think of it now, I recalled that Maou-sama did come for a visit after those stone statues got destroyed.
Because normally the palace for the wife-to-be is closed to the public, Maou-sama had never needed to specially come for a visit too.
So Maou-sama didn’t know about that, right?
「Let alone half-naked, I’m basically spending 2 weeks with naked statues of Maou-sama.」
「……EH？ Na-………….-Ked? 」
「Even I was experiencing a great deal of trouble as to where I have to look since EVERYTHING was displayed to its MINUTEST DETAIL.」
「WA-WA-WAAAAAAAAA! ? 」
My stomach was starting to churn around as soon as I recalled those scenes.
So, those two weeks that I had spent in embarrassment, was the deed of that pitiful kimono beauty.
「「BELLADONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! ! ! 」」
Both our screams overlapped.