182-181 Invasion of the Holy Witch

 Yes, it's me.
 This is our farm.

 It's been bugging me lately.
 I've been seeing some pretty cutthroat flirting going on out there.

"Lamp eyes. You have eyes like a real fire. It's the kind of light that draws me in.
Hendler. Every word you say is full of fire, and I'm overwhelmed by the fever.

 Yes, it pisses me off.

 There have been a few couples that have been established on our farm, but never before have we had such a blatantly flirtatious couple!

 Even Demon King and Mr. Astares were a bit more reserved in public!

 Ah! Disgusting!

What's going on here? If I was gone for a minute, that lamprey would be empty-headed, wouldn't it?

 Ah, Pfa.
 You're over here today, aren't you?

"Prince Arowana will be angry with me if I neglect my work here. I have to check the functioning of the refrigerator and make sure there are new pickles. Also, I'll fly away again when all the stirring of the bran bed is done.

 That's it.
 Thank you for being so busy.

"I mean, you're a saint. Why don't we start hiring more people?

 I took the kid starfish out of my pocket.........
 And then I get knocked down.

It's just that the farms are expanding and the amount of production required is increasing. You'll lose efficiency if you don't have the same amount of manpower to do all the work.
That problem again...
Gala Rufa's been doubling as a doctor's assistant for some time now, so the brewery hasn't been able to make any progress. The fermented food we had been working on together has been replaced by Prathi's personal assistant, and now it's just Atai. If Lamp Eye is now a clown, the mermaid team won't be able to survive.

 I'm pretty sure you're losing efficiency in your love life, Puffa.

 But he's right.

 Our farm's center of gravity, the fermented food section, is on the verge of a supply and demand crunch due to the ever-increasing number of farm residents and the increasing number of souvenirs we are distributing to the outside world.

 Prathi, who was the only one struggling in such a situation before, screamed, and eventually solved the problem by replacing Puffa, Lampuai, and Gala Rufa.
 Those three found new things to do and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on.

 Will I have to replenish my manpower again?
 What will we do...? Just as I was thinking, another problem suddenly struck.

'Hmph! I've finally found you, witches! I didn't know you were hiding in this place, sneaking around!
Hmm? Who's there?

 A mysterious voice suddenly echoes through the farm!
 I don't think I've ever heard of that voice.
 A girl I don't know!
 I know she's a young girl because her voice is high-pitched and fresh.

"You don't know me, so you're a mogul now, aren't you! Land people dive on the ground!

 Do you think I said it well?

'If you don't know, you'll have to answer to me! Keep your eardrums clear and listen carefully!

 If you rip out your eardrums, you won't be able to hear.

"'The Fire Witch' Bale Tail!
'The Ice Witch' Discus!
'The Wind Witch' Heckery!
'The Witch of the Earth' Batrax!
And I am the leader to lead them. I call her the 'Witch of Holy Light' Angel. The five of us together as one.

""The Five Orthodox Witches!"

 Five beautiful girls appeared in front of us, posing for no reason.

 What an embarrassment.
 I'm soooooooo embarrassed!
 I'm so embarrassed watching this that I feel like I'm going to get a cramp!

 Why do you pose when you appear?
 What's with that overly decorative name?
 Who are these girls?

Angel is... right?
'Princess Angel? Why are you here?

 Puffa and Lamprey seem to have noticed it in our camp.
 Hendler also seems to know about it and explains it to me.

''The angel who claims to be the leader in the middle of that group of five is the daughter of His Majesty's current mermaid king, Nagas.

 The king's daughter?
 What do you mean...?

"You are the younger sister of Prince Arowana and Princess Plati. Prince Arowana, the next mermaid king, and Princess Prati, the second princess, who has a reputation for being a bit of a downer compared to her alleged genius.
"I don't like the way you say it, poof!

 I forcefully interrupt Hendler's explanation.
 I'm not sure if you're Prati's sister.

I'm not a clumsy person, I'm not a clumsy person! After Prathi-sama's death, she reigned over the mermaid magical world and is a brilliant, shining elite witch!

 Angel is ranting aggressively.
 But don't say 'after the death', Prati didn't die.

It's a good thing that she's her sister, she's so strong.
But why are you here? The location of this farm would have been communicated to very few, wouldn't it?

 Of course, when it comes to the royalty of the Mermaid Kingdom, it wouldn't be a problem to have access to top-secret information, but...
 ........I know intuitively.
 She's the type of person who would never share that kind of information with you.

It's easy to do. I've been following Hendler in secret.

 You reached this point in the dark, and you got nowhere with no information.

"And you're in the wrong. How could you be so careless, Mr. Hendler?
'I'm sorry, Saint. I was too much in love with Lamp Eye to say that I was floating around. So I'm sorry. Don't choke me, it's painful. Break, break, break, giggle, giggle, giggle........!

 I also gather up the irritation of being flirted with in front of me and choke sleeper it up.
 In the meantime, I leave it to Puffa and Lamprey to deal with the rare guests.

'Assuming the means have been found, what is the purpose of your visit here?
You're right. You know, they even took a potion to change into a land human being. What do you want to do with all these young ladies in the middle of nowhere?

 The two of them are sufficiently cautious because they don't know where they are headed.
 As expected of the Six Witches, they were careless. The reaction of the intruders to that was surprising....

''Kyah! It's the Frozen Witch and the Hellfire Witch!
"Ice and Fire! Two opposites! I'm thrilled to see all those people standing in line, in person!
"Master Puffa, the most outlawed of the six witches, and the battle-crazed Master Lamprey!
'I'm going to make sure you see this scene! I'm going to have this memorial for the rest of my life!

 What is this meekness?

 The leader, Angel, scolds the prefects who are in such a buoyant mood.

'What are you impressed with! They're the enemy! We are here to defeat them today!

 To defeat them?
 Also boisterous.

'Yes! The relic of the previous era of the Mad Six Demonesses is gone, and a new ruler will rise! That's what we are, the five legitimate witch saints!

 Prati's sister, Angel, said.

''Come on, I know you're here, sister Prati! Go get them! And tell them this! That whoever replaces you has come to challenge you!