When he opened his eyes, the first thing that jumped out at him was not the sharp black eyes of his beloved, which were not flattering, but large, bright emerald eyes.
'Ah! You're up.
I jumped up at the child's face, smiling innocently at me, saying I was too late and I was tired of waiting.
I tried to rush away, but I couldn't get my body free.
'Oh, no! I'm taking your body's freedom away from you, you know. Even if you're not, I'm 'resuscitating' you and your body is weak.
I look around with my only moving neck.
It's not restrained by chains or restraints, it just doesn't move.
It seems to be stuck by some kind of magic.
And I remembered the sand that was touching my cheek.
The place may be different, but the atmosphere and air is the same.
'Yes, yes! You're a great Princess Amelia.
I stared at the demon boy who nodded in satisfaction.
I feel like he gave me his name before he killed me, but I don't remember it because I had no intention of remembering it at all.
The boy chuckled, brushing aside the murderous gaze like a gentle breeze.
It's a good thing I'm not the only one. Don't look at me like that. Don't look at me like that, or you'll ruin your face.
I grit my back teeth at the boy's aloofness.
I try to move my body, but it doesn't move at all.
I can feel myself touching the ground.
My back hurts from being laid on the ground, which is so craggy.
And yet, it doesn't move.
A boy from a little distance away approaches us with a knocking sound.
'I told you, didn't I? I'm not moving. The demon king told me to bring you to him without a scratch on you, so I used the special move.
The boy who squatted down near me with a gait as if he were taking a walk, his face gingerly moved forward.
'I've always wondered what would happen if I applied the magic to control demons used by us demons to elves, humans and beastmen. Thanks to you, that's all cleared up.
I'm within arm's reach, but I can't kill it.
No, I might not be able to kill him, but I might be able to at least escape, but I can't even do that.
It would get in Akira's way.
''As expected, it didn't work completely, and I didn't go so far as to manipulate it, but I can completely stop the movement of the elves who are second only to the demon race in magical power. That's a good takeaway.
The boy leaves with a smile on his face.
Rather than that, I was worried about what Akira would think of me.
If Akira were to abandon me, I'm sure I wouldn't be able to live with myself.
...... No, but I think it would be more beneficial to draw out more information here than to think about such a negative thing.
...... Why are you in the labyrinth?
The boy's eyes lit up at my first question.
Apparently, he wanted me to talk to him.
I thought he was much older than me because he was a demon race, but he was as childlike as he looked.
''You know what, are you my boss? The second best of the demon race can use the magic circle. So I used that magic circle to come to this labyrinth, but I have to get down to use that magic circle on the way back too!
I feel like I can't keep my open mouth shut because he let the information slip out of my mouth more easily than I thought he would.
Of course, I don't actually have my mouth open, but I don't think I can blame him for opening his eyes for a moment.
The second best of the demon race uses a magic circle.
Moreover, the magic circle is so large that it can connect from the Demon Race territory to the Beast Race territory.
It's not as long as the magic circle that was at the lowest level of the Kantianen Labyrinth, but it's quite troublesome.
I don't think you can use something that long in battle, but if you can use a long-range warp magic circle, you can probably use a short-range one as well, so it seems possible that you could be turned into a blind spot and ...... from your back.
As long as you draw a magic circle, you can activate magic without chanting just by putting in magic power.
But the disadvantage is that the consumption of magic power is many times greater than normal magic.
In other words, the human race with a small amount of magic power cannot use it.
The beastmen race can't use it either.
It might be just barely enough for the elf race, but I don't think it's possible to use a magic circle that consumes as much magic power as a warp-type magic circle.
I heard that the magic circle was developed by the demons in the first place, so it might be for demons only.
I'm completely ignorant of the magic circle because it hasn't been studied much due to the disadvantages of magic power drainage.
I think a few years ago a human researcher developed a magic circle to reduce the consumption of magic power, but it was kidnapped by the demons before it was announced.
I don't know how he's doing now, but I think he's probably dead.
'Yeah, it's a pain in the ass. I think so too. I rode up with the demon girl at the lowest level to go up, but the demon king says you can't use demons at the very least, so we'll go back on foot. Well, I'm taking a break now, though.
Apparently the startled open eyes were interpreted in a different way.
'How many more levels down?'
'Hmm ...... I don't remember much, but I think I'm about twenty. Oh, don't worry, I'll carry you by magic!
If that's true, it's about 80 levels now.
If Yol is with us, maybe we can make it.
...... If you're willing to come to help, that is.
If I'm going to die, I want to die with Akira.
So I don't plan on dying, but I don't think I'd be able to survive the situation.
All I can do right now is try to get information out of him and keep this boy in as good a mood as possible.
What a godson.
I didn't even want this to happen.
For a long time, I didn't know what this profession meant to me.
I didn't know why I was chosen, nor the characteristics.
Assassins are assassins, wind mages are wind magic ...... and so on, and other professions have characteristics as their names suggest, but a godson doesn't know what to do.
I don't even know what the profession does because there's very little record of anyone who was a godson in the past.
I've just been living in the stream, taking advantage of my position as the First Princess until now.
Kirika was passionate about sword training when she found out that she was the only one of the elven race to have an aptitude for the sword.
I watched and envied her.
I'm not so sure.
Whatever I do, I can do so much better.
I've never been into something so much as I was into it.
Because you can do it before you get into it.
I know it's a luxury for someone who can't do anything about it.
But I couldn't help but long for it.
I'm jealous of Akira.