123-122 Once again
It's been a while since Demon King Zedan came to visit.
Naturally, he was accompanied by the Demon Queen Astares and Grashara.
Our farm is closely related to this Demon King's family.
Especially since the demon duo of Bati and Verena used to be the second in command of Astares-san during the era of the Four Heavenly Kings, so to speak, they're like family.
''Astares-sama! Astares-sama Aaaaah!
From earlier, the demon girl Verena jumped into Astares-san's chest and was sobbing with emotion.
''Astares-sama ah! Thank you for meeting me!
Verena I'm glad you're that happy to see me again.
Aren't you crying a little too hard?
Verena's emotional instability lately has been a source of anxiety for us.
We all want to have a serious discussion on this agenda at some point.
'It's good to see you,'
Long time no see, Batty.
And the other one is easy!
Baty, do you really want to do this? Are you sure you want to send your former boss, the Queen Mother of Soul, a slap in the face like that?
I'm sorry I haven't been around for a while.
And Mr. Demon King is as polite as ever.
He brought me a lot of souvenirs from today's visit as well.
''Where to begin........ First.........
Demon King, looking all over the farm........
''There's more people here.
He gave me honest feedback.
It's an elf, right?
They're some kind of famous bandit gang, aren't they? But we're working hard at our farm now, and I'd like to ask for your forgiveness...
"Don't worry, I have faith in you, High Priestess. Whatever thugs they are, they will be safe in the hands of the saint.
It's very helpful to have your full confidence in me.
I've been told that the elven bandits, the Stone-Sharpeners of Thunderstorm, have been targeted for purges during the last reformation and have fallen. We can't even prosecute them now.
It's fortunate that Aeron and his friends are righteous bandits, and they only target corrupt and wealthy people.
Those naughty people deserve to be destroyed by the Demon King's reformation.
They also steal not only in the Demon Kingdom, but also in the Human Kingdom, which has been destroyed by my Demon King's Army. Therefore, our victims won't have time to press charges.
Yes, the main purpose of this visit was to report the destruction of the human nation. I was able to fulfill my promise to the god Hades. I would like to thank you again for the help of your saints.
I was briefly informed of something amazing.
The destruction of the human nation..........
Maybe it's a rather serious matter, though.
A fantasy template would be.........
The human race is extinct," "End of the World," "Game Over," "Do you want to continue? Do you want to start over?
.......... must be a problem, but why?
I don't feel as if I'm in danger.
''The king of the human kingdom, you know.... According to the information from a secret agent, he was supposed to be the dark lord, but when his defeat was decisive, he turned himself in.
"In exchange for my head, I ask you to spare my people's lives.
'Seeing that act made me keenly aware that the value of the living is determined by the last moment...! He was a reprehensible king for doing nothing to lead to his defeat, but at the end of the day he fulfilled his responsibilities.
'Such hirsute stupidity! You were never fit to be a king from the beginning!
said Grashara, who is now the second demon queen.
Perhaps because she's officially married to the Demon King, she's dressed nicer than when she came here before.
''A true king must have both wisdom and courage like Zedan-sama! That human race didn't have that!
'You say that, Grashara. I believe that the qualifications of a king are more fundamental. Didn't that human king finally make that fundamental point?
His behavior has taught me a great deal about myself as a demon king. From now on, I will rule over the human race in his stead. Not as the original heir, but as an invader. Therefore, I must be even more careful.
I hope that I can be a better ruler for the human race.
The Demon King concluded his words with the statement "I hope that I can become a better ruler for the people.
It's precisely because such a person is the Demon King that we don't have to worry about anything when people's kingdoms are destroyed, though.
''There's nothing to worry about!
Mr. Grashara said bravely.
The investigation of the surrendered human country has revealed that his country is a wasteland of injustice caused by the royal family and the church. We have found that even the lords of the land are furious, not to mention the people's grasses!
This is..." said Grashara.
As the new ruler, Zedan will judge the old wrongs and execute all of the king's relatives and church leaders who have been doing wrong. That will lower the people's torpor and they will welcome Master Zedan as a reformer of the old evil!
'Of course, I will correct injustice. Of course, I will correct injustice, but the recognition I will receive from my people by doing so will not be the recognition of my true self. Before those "gifts" run out, I want to make sure that the demon tribe's rule over the human race is on track at all costs.
I don't have a single bit of anxiety about leaving it to the Demon King.
What shall we do? Maybe we'll be happier if we let the human race or the demon race rule us?
''I'm sorry, Saints, for speaking at length about our situation at the meeting with you...''
No! That was helpful!
And you are a polite demon king without a single lesson!
Let's just leave the world to the Demon King for now! The Demon King is safe and secure in his world domination!
''Due to such circumstances, since we conquered the capital of the human country, we have been busy with the work of re-governing the country and have not been able to come here. In the end, this is how we ended up visiting at the beginning of winter.
But Prince Arowana was sad that he wanted to wrestle with the Demon King again.
He conquered the human nation and has a good relationship with the next king of the mermaid nation.
That's too seamless!
''So, although it's too soon to say, I have a favor to ask of the saintly lord.
The profound demon king said with a cursory glance.
''I want to report to our Demon God that we have won the battle.