Shoma's point of view...
The biggest demon of them all howls.
It's wielding a large sword with one arm. Scary.
"Gizama! Gizamaga, my arm!
...... So it's him after all.
It's the black goblin I cut off one of my arms in the battle yesterday.
It's amazing the life force of demons. You can cut off your arm and not die. .......
I didn't have enough time to finish him off. ......
I knew it was you, Shoma.
Oh, ......, they know.
I'm not sure if it's a good idea to hide it. I'm currently using the Dragon Seed Awakening.
I can see dragon scales and my mobility is due to this awakening.
The reason it took me so long to catch up with Lisette was because the road was bad and I couldn't use my motor skills.
I ran as fast as I could, almost hit a tree, and almost fell into the river when I rushed to change direction.
In the original world, I was working all the time and didn't get enough exercise. Even though my athletic ability has increased, my reaction speed has not caught up with it.
Just because you can use the dragon's power doesn't mean you're suddenly invincible.
If I had been able to use my powers, I would have defeated this guy yesterday. ......
But the goblin in front of me is howling with his sword raised cheerfully.
I think it was a bad idea to underestimate the life force of the demon.
Did I bother Lysette and the kids?
No. No. Shoma took off one of my arms, so I can still fight.
Next to me, Lisette said.
This Goblin Lord is a follower of the Kuro Knight who lives deep in the forest. If it was in perfect condition, ...... Lysette alone would not have been able to protect the children.
I'm glad you said that. By the way, can I ask you something?
Yes. What can I do for you, Mr. Shoma?
Earlier, Lysette had flames coming out of her hands, how does she do that?
Lysette looks puzzled.
"Oh, it's just elementary magic, really. You store magic power in your ...... hand and cast a spell to create it. The spell is the key to activation, so strictly speaking, it can be anything. Your image is more important. I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do it, but I'm going to try.
I'm not sure what to do.
The big black goblin, "The Lord" shouted.
I'm not sure what to say. What are you? Why do you keep interrupting me yesterday and today?
I don't know you.
"My enemy! You're my enemy!
............ If you're not going to talk to me, don't talk to me.
I'm starting to get angry.
I quit my job and thought I was free, but then I was summoned to another world.
I was summoned to a different world, but it turned out to be a mistake and I didn't get much of an ability.
And it's a very hard world, a turbulent world with demons.
When you quit ...... your job, you're immediately in the forest of another world.
Of course, I don't regret quitting my job.
Of course, I didn't regret quitting my job. I felt that if I had stayed there, I would have died in a different way from biology. So if I had to do it all over again, I think I would make the same choice.
The fact that I was summoned by ......, well, I guess it can't be helped.
The goddess wasn't malicious either. She explained everything to me. She even wrote me a letter.
Lysette is kind. She listened to me too. And I heard her crying in front of the Dragon Emperor's Temple saying she didn't want to fight. It's too bad to let her fight and then leave her alone. Even if I didn't know how to fight, I thought I could be a decoy. So I came.
...... Huh? I'm not sure what's going on.
I don't know what I'm so upset about.
"Kill! Kizama! Absolutely!
Lord is yelling and blowing bubbles.
As I watched him, I thought I understood why I was angry.
"...... Oh, I see. You're not listening to me at all, are you?
"I hear you talking, but you're not interested in me, are you? You're asking me who I am, but that doesn't mean you're going to do anything about it. Because you're going to kill me, aren't you?
I thought I heard a click in the back of my head.
When I quit my job, I was angry.
I think I was much, much angrier a long time ago. I don't know. I can't remember.
It's like my memory's sealed.
"What? What are you talking about?
"Tell me, black goblin. Why are you trying to kill us? Why did you attack the child?
Because the human world is finished!
The great Kuro Flame Emperor left us a way into this world. You will perish. It's already decided! That's the way the world is!
"That's the way the world is.
I've heard that before. That line. Who was it from?
I remember it was said to me when I was really angry, and it made me really angry.
"Then let's see if it's true.
"Why did you do that?
"That power belongs to the False King, doesn't it? Why does it side with the subhumans?
I don't know.
I pointed my sword at the black goblin lord.
The other demons don't move. Because Lisette has my back.
The kids are sandwiched between me and Lisette.
They're tiny. Maybe early elementary school age.
...... Why are you siding with these kids? That's obvious.
If I had to guess, I'd say it's because I'm Alaska, and I'm about to be an old man.
"Old men are supposed to care if a child cries. You'll be able to find a lot more than just a few of these in the marketplace. If a child is about to be killed in front of your eyes, you will save him or her regardless of that! I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it. You're a demon!
I'm not going to do it.
I'm not sure what to do.
I'm not sure what to make of this.
I'm not sure what to do.
I'm not sure I can do it.
I have no skill with swords at all. I can only catch it with the power of the dragon.
Let's try the ...... spell.
I'm not sure what to do.
I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not.
I'm not sure what to do with it.
I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.
............ Yeah. I can feel something warm seeping into my body. I think that's it.
Then, imagine that you are sucking it up through your body. .......
Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in.
What is it? I'm not sure what to do.
What the hell is this?
This is the magic power? It's a strange, nostalgic feeling.
Did I ever feel anything like this in the original world ......?
I don't think so. If there were, my world would be full of swords and magic. How could they have missed the existence of magic when science was so advanced? I guess my world didn't have magic, or if it did, it was weak.
In my world, I feel its presence as clearly as air.
It comes into my body like a tree sucking up water.
...... As I do this, I'm gradually learning how to use the "Dragon Seed Awakening". It's as if old memories are flooding out of me. I know what to do now.
First, concentrate your magic power into your hands, and .
"You idiot! No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!
"All you have to do is cast the spell .......
It just needs to be the key to activate it. Lysette said that image is important.
A dragon, after all, is a fire that clears away everything.
In games and stories, dragons are powerful demons, mythical creatures. And in this world, they are kings.
And if that king were to unleash...
"Come... all-consuming flame. With its breath...
"Escape! You're all going to die!
There's no escape.
I bring the magic power in my hands in front of my face.
And then I breathe in fully, and then I breathe out!
"Burn my enemies with the breath of the dragon! Breath of the Dragon!
A line of flame ran from my mouth.
To be precise, it came from between my hands, which I held in front of my face.
I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one who has a problem with this.
It was a terrible scream.
Not only did the flames envelop his entire body...
The flames that erupted with great force blew away the right half of the Kuro Goblin Lord's body.
What the hell is this?
It looks exactly like a dragon's breath coming out of a man's mouth.
"Lisette! Get the kids out of here!
"Yes, sir! Yes! Big brother!
After confirming that Lysette and the others had retreated, I swung my body from side to side.
I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, but it's a good idea.
『『『『GoblinAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ！！！！！? 』』』』
You'll be able to find a lot more than just a few of them.
It's a good idea to take a look at the web site.
It seems that I spit out too many flames. After all, the more powerful it is, the more magic power it consumes.
The flames and dragon scales are gone, and I'm back to my normal state.
There are two goblins left. They're scared, but they're coming at me with swords in their hands.
They don't seem to want to run.
"Leave it to me! Shoma-sama!
Lisette's sword slits the throat of the surviving goblin.
The goblins fell to the ground.
The goblins fell to the ground and stopped moving.
It looks like it's over.
............ That was scary.
Goblins are some of the weakest demons in fantasy.
It seems that my power is not so great that I can't handle them. I can't wipe them out even with my full power.
I'm sure the people who are officially summoned are not like this.
And ...... look, your hands are shaking.
I rushed in with a bang, but when I settled down, this happened. Maybe I'm not cut out for combat.
Earlier, I was angry from deep within.
"...... big brother.
Next thing I know, there's a little girl looking at me.
"Thank you for saving me! You're so strong!
"...... not at all.
I slapped the bottom of my pants and stood up.
I raise my hand - I'm about to pat the kid on the head, but stop myself.
In the original world, if I did the same thing to a girl I'd never met before, I'd be suspicious, but I guess that's okay.
The girl is holding her head out to me with her eyes closed. She's got ivory horns on the top of her head.
"Please pet her. Shoma-sama.
Lisette saw me and laughed.
"There's a legend that if you let a strong man stroke your horn, you'll become strong too.
Yes. The village of Hazama, where Lisette is staying, is an Oni village. This is a tradition of the demon tribe.
There are such things? I'm sure there are.
Because right in front of me, a little girl is smiling, showing me her horns.
"Heh heh heh.
"......, um... There you go.
With her permission, I patted the girl's head.
The horns are hard and warm. You can tell it's not real.
I see. In this world, there are people with dragon's blood and people with demon's blood...
I heard something click inside me.
It's a good idea to take a look at the website to see if there is anything you can do to help.
I'm not sure what to make of it. So you're saying...
"Demon species awakening
A skill activated by my belief in the existence of demons.
It allows you to use the arm strength of an ogre and the ability to regenerate.
It's a good idea.
...... What the hell am I in this world? .......
I'm not sure what to say. How can I help you?
Who's Your Majesty?
Don't call people ridiculous names, Lisette.
"Your Majesty! "Heika." "Shoma Heika!
And don't you children go around and banzai people!
Oh, no, I'm sorry. Master Shoma was giving me a difficult look. ......
I was just thinking about the future.
I don't know the first thing about this world.
The kids will find out I'm from another world, but there's no point in hiding it now.
I've already shown them my power.
And if you're from another world, they won't think you're related to the Dragon Emperor.
"I don't mean to thank you for saving me, but can you do me two favors?
"One. I want you to walk me through the world.
I need to live in this world.
I need knowledge to do that.
How can I live efficiently? How can I get the job done quickly and relax in the remaining time? You should get the information while you can.
One more thing: ......, if you can. Would you mind staying in the ...... village for a few days?
I'm not expecting much. I'm a stranger.
"Yes! Lysette is happy too!
Lysette and the children shook their heads clearly with big smiles on their faces.