After leaving the sheep (Mayo) with Milva, we returned to Hazama village.
The shepherd left after us. He should have arrived at Milba's Castle by now.
By the way, the selection criteria were "people who can stand being alone", "people who are not surprised by big eyeballs", and "people who are not afraid of 'Hey! but I heard that there were surprisingly many applicants.
It's like expanding the village by the size of the castle. Everyone seemed to be happy.
And so, after we returned to the village...
"Good work. You had a hard day. Liz, my brother.
It feels like the work is finally done.
Thank you for staying at home, Haruka.
I'm finally getting some rest.
Nothing had changed in the house I had returned to after a long time.
Children are gathering around the house, and the fence is acting as a gatekeeper to keep them company.
It's the usual scene of Hazama Village, with the "soldiers of will" babysitting, carrying the luggage, and using the drying rack to move with the sun.
Is Yukino okay? You've been asleep since you got back.
"...... She's fine. I'm awake. Oh, my, my, my ...... master.
I heard Yukino's voice from my bedroom.
I turned around and saw Yukino in her nightgown just waking up.
Yukino, who had used too much magic in this battle, had been asked to rest for a while.
Thank you for your hard work at ....... My true master. I would like to thank you again for your time off. I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one who's had to deal with this.
"......, what's wrong? What's up?
"That's right, .......
Yukino is looking at me with a look of envy.
You're the ...... true Lord who saved me in a previous life, right, Shoma?
...... That's right.
"You are the ...... Organic Dragon King who saved me in a previous life, right?
Yes, but please don't call me that.
Yes, but don't use that name. ...... I knew it when I saw it. I'm not sure if it's ...... embarrassing to confirm it again, or if it's ...... uncomfortable to look at Shoma-san.
I'm not sure what to say.
I'm not sure what to make of it.
It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.
I'm not sure if I've ever told Haruka that before. ......
Lysette is ...... looking away as hard as she can. You noticed that, Lysette.
"It's an amazing fate. "It's amazing fate that you're Yukino's 'true master'.
Yes, that's right.
That's amazing. Why did you hide it from me, big brother? It's a pity for Yukino-san.
No, I'm sure Shoma had his own reasons.
But you're still amazing, Yukino. I wouldn't even be able to face you if I knew that you were my dream man.
Haruka put her hand on Yukino's shoulder and said.
I can't face him if I know that he's the one I've always wanted. If I were in Yukino's position, I would be thrilled just to make eye contact with you. I'd fall in love. I'd grab you and tell you everything I've been thinking about since my past life. But you don't mind, do you, Yukino? That's great!
"............ Well, let's see.
People from other worlds are different. Yukino-san. You're so calm. People in the civilized world are so calm. Sit down next to your brother, since you're here. I'll get you some tea. I'm sure there's a lot to talk about, so you can talk to your brother. Don't worry about me and Liz.
Haruka, with his demonic strength, lifted Yukino up and sat her in the chair next to me.
I'm sorry. My Lord.
No problem. Nothing. ...... Just the usual.
Just because I revealed myself doesn't mean that me and Yukino have changed.
I don't know. This tension.
"...... Wow, my Lord, Mr. Shoma! "Organic Dragon King! "Organic Dragon King, the deformed High King! "The avenging enemy of the Goddess of Heaven, the Demon Dragon King Shouma!
"Why are you calling me by my alias? Yukino.
I'll continue to do my best as Shoma-sama's subordinate!
You don't have to be my subordinate.
Yukino, you're too upset.
...... I was prepared to reveal myself to you, but...
But for me, Yukino is not a subordinate. To put it another way...
"We're like a ...... family.
Me, Lisette and Haruka are brother and sister-in-law. I don't have a step-sibling ritual with Yukino, but we're from the same world and had a ...... memorable encounter, so I think we're like childhood friends. So, relatives. By this world's standards, we're family, right?
"Yes! Yukino-Cloudy-Dragonchild is Shoma-san's family!
I'll be Yukino's guardian as long as I'm in this world. I'll be the guardian of Yukino as long as I'm in this world, and I'll take care of Lizet and Haruka as well as Hazama Village. That's it, okay?
As long as I'm in this world?
As long as I'm in this world. I'm supposed to return to my world after the war.
When I was summoned, the goddess Rukia said she would return you to the world after the turbulent times are over.
At that time, she didn't say whether I had a choice or not.
If the time comes and I'm forced to return to my world...
I might have to become a real 'enemy of the goddess'.
Well, what about Prim?
The harpies Leroy and Leroy took her to the harpy village.
I think he's being lectured by the elder Nanayla.
...... Oh, he's not back yet?
Prim's been wandering around King's Landing.
To be honest, she ran away from home.
In the event that you've been in the capital, you'll be able to take advantage of this incident and move on to Denggokkan, where you'll meet Lisette.
She played the role of my military strategist in the battle of Kittle, and we came back to the frontier together.
I know that Leroy and Leroy took me back to the village afterwards.
...... Wasn't that about five days ago?
That's right. I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one who has a problem with this.
...... I'll check in on you later. I'm not sure what to do.
Suddenly, there was a sound outside the house.
"I'm a vampire! "There's a man down in front of the High Lord's house!
"Hey? "Hey, hey.
"......, I'll be back in a bit.
I went out and carried her back to the house.
Light as ever. Welcome home, Prim.
I'm back. I'm back. Oh, my God!
It was Prim, the battered and bruised 'Shogunshi'.
"...... What's going on? Prim.
I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. It was my home country. And yet, and yet...
"Yes, yes, wipe your face.
I wet a cloth and put it on Prim's face.
"And what happened to Nanayla?
She's very angry. She was very angry. She said, "How can you not write to me for years? When the Kuro Knight was about to invade the frontier, she couldn't even help the High King, she's not our child.
You're scarier than I thought. Nanayla.
............ You can't be an elder of the Harpy without dignity and power. And as punishment, my grandmother wanted me to clean out the nests and homes of all the Harpies.
That's how you ended up in such a state of ragged slime.
"...... will do, sir. Ohhhh!
Prim started crying again.
You must have worked very hard.
Her face and clothes were covered in dirt, and there was a lot of dust and leaves stuck to her silvery-white hair. My legs are shaking so badly I can hardly stand.
So how did I get here? ......
"I'm going to be released, and I'm going to be useful to the king.
The harpy Leroy and Leroy must have brought them here.
I can hear you singing on the roof.
I'll do my best. I'll do my best, just don't send me back to Harpy's village. ...... I don't want to have to clean ...... the whole village. I'll risk my life as the High King's military strategist.
"You don't have to risk your life. You don't need to risk your life. You can tell Nanayla at ....... Well, I'll tell her.
It's like a runaway girl coming back to you.
I'll tell her that she can offset that by helping me out.
But I need to talk to Prim about something.
I'm at your disposal.
Give me your ear.
I squatted down and put my face close to Prim's ear.
...... Actually, I've come up with a way to bring down the Distant Country barrier.
What a great idea! I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one who's a bit of a jerk. Prim, are you an unwanted child? Prim, are you an unwanted child?
"How could I not want it? So, I need your opinion on whether or not the plan is feasible.
All right. But that's a top secret. Let's move.
Don't you just want to go to ...... Prim?
No, no, no. According to the story, the bathhouse from the time of the Dragon Emperor was revived by Master Lisette and Master Haruka. That place is not popular and there is no one to listen to. I think it's the perfect place to talk about the world in secret.
You have a point.
You're a self-proclaimed military genius.
You're a self-proclaimed genius soldier. You made the connection between your need to wash yourself and the need for confidential consultation in no time. The boy.
Besides, if you warm your body and loosen your mind, you'll come up with better ideas.
Lysette agrees. I've just returned to the frontier. I want to relax and warm up.
I have no objection to that.
Oh, I'm Shoma... if the Lord of Shin allows it.
Lysette, Haruka and Yukino seem to agree.
I have no objection either.
I'm sure that place is not popular and no outsider can get to it. It's also a good place to talk about confidential matters. I'll be on guard while the four of you take a bath, so there's plenty of security.
All right. Let's talk about the Kingdom of Heaven in the bathroom today.
Thank you, 「「「「. My king! 」」」」
"I'll be on guard while everyone else is in there. That's good, right?
But, brother, the villagers have separated the men's and women's baths.
Haruka said with a twinkle in his eye.
The village people have separated the men's and women's baths. We've also set up a system to keep dangerous animals away, so you can take a bath without worry. You did it!
I'm sure you're not the only one.
...... Is it my imagination?
I'm getting a disturbing feeling about this. .......
I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but it's a good idea.