Chapter 053 – 1: The Superficial Worry of the Seiris Demon Lord


A seemingly silhouette of a human shrouded in black mist.

I will never forget these feelings which were similar on how I met the enemy who shares these same characteristics the first time.

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–That’s why I pushed myself to hurriedly ran on Emmy’s side.

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[Hiya! Ra-Russell…!]

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I close on Emmy’s face and force her to look on me.

My sudden movement caught Emmy by surprise causing her eyes to get wide and immediately redden in blush… Er, I didn’t really mean to do that part.

Nevertheless, I succeeded on my objective.

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[You see, you shouldn’t let yourself get too distracted by that.]

[Ah…]

[It’s alright. It’s my second time to meet one and Sybilla saw much more of them.]

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The same time I was able to confirm Emmy’s response as she nods her head, there’s a humming sound of a ‘Nnn~~’ coming from the other side.

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[For whatever cause might this be… Oh truly, don’t tell me, that this vulgar, inelegant, and filthy murderer dare to stand beside the Holy Knight? Oh, how absurd it would be if they really are a party?]

[Murderer?]

[I’m talking about you lot of Dark Magi who are slaves to the power of dark magic. Also… The woman behind you. I’ve seen your face once before.]

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The Demon Lord seemed to raised its brows as he shifts his gaze towards Sybilla openly showing his disgust.

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[Oh, you’ve taken a peek on me before? Talk about a filthy hobby.]

[…That’s the last thing I want to hear from a dirty woman who fiddles around with priests to make them her own pieces.]

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The Demon Lord then raises his right hand.

At that moment, I felt a strong force pulling my body and before I noticed… The figure of the Demon Lord in my vision became smaller.

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Right immediately, noises reverberated around me.

I look on the directio where the sound is coming from. Towards Emmy who’s holding a shield in front of me with my body on her embrace as Sybilla stands behind us.

…It appears she deflected the Demon Lord’s attack at the moment she pulled me and changed her position to be able to protect both me and Sybilla.

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[Sorry about that. I’m on your hands.]

[Uh, uun! I’m sorry too for just embracing you like that all of a sudden!]

[I don’t mind. It saved me.]

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Emmy responds to me while never letting her sight move away from the Demon Lord.

Below the shield are broken pieces of ice.

This guy used ice magic huh.

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[….Nn…I really fail to understand. You, oh Holy Knight, the woman behind you who has forcibly changed you to be one of her subjects is nothing but a despicable goddess. She took away your blessings from the sun yet how could you still—]

[That is not true!]

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Emmy screamed and cut off the Demon Lord at the middle of his speech.

Her face is filled with anger I never dared to imagine from the usual Emmy.

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[Sybilla-san is… Sybilla-san is a very nice person! She’s been really caring and nice even though she doesn’t really show it! She knows even if I didn’t say anything and took care of me! Besides, besides… She even saved the orphan we met the very same day… She’s really a cool and amazing person… I’ve always been beside Russell but even so she’s just so wonderful I can only feel inferior of her in everything….]

[Emmy-chan…You…]

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I think this is the first time that Sybilla was left speechless. All because of Emmy expressing out her true feelings.

…Emmy, you really are… that positivity, that humbleness, the ability to look at the good sides of people… You really are like a girl embodying the sun.

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–If you’re working this hard then I need to go forward myself as well.

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[Did you say ‘orphan’!?]

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The Demon Lord screamed in astonishment.

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[Aren’t those that filthy and dirty children from an orphanage! How cheap, how astoundingly cheap! Putting any worth of attention towards such existences means nothing but boredom!]

[Oho, it looks like you need some real talking.]

[…What did you say?]

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The Demon Lord’s gaze shifts on me.

Emmy’s covering me with her shield but I don’t intend to cower behind her protection forever.

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I lightly pushed Emmy and took a step forward.

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[It seems you’re really pleased with the grandeur of the Holy Knight but… It looks to me that you still look bored and can’t talk about anything else but rubbish.]

[…]

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The red eyes staring at me narrows its gaze further and pierce at me.

Yeah, just like that.

You’ve been doing nothing but put values (price) on us right off the bat.

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[You’ve been only interested about one thing from the very start which is neither about holiness nor filthiness. Your interest lies whether it’s worth of money or not. Anything else besides that doesn’t matter.]

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[Orphans, huh. You don’t really care about them in particular but orphans don’t really have any money so they don’t exist in your eyes. That’s just it, right? That’s why your praises ever since earlier are nothing but superficial.]

[…You talk big despite being nothing but a pawn of dusk huh. I was thinking of spitting more grudges earlier and force them to attack and have dark magic eat all of their mana but…]

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Eat all of our mana, huh.

I can still feel the mana inside my body is too far from being depleted. Should I mention to him that the costs of dark magic in comparison to my mana is just an equivalent of a light meal?

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[I feel bad for breaking the news to you but she’s still normal. If the Dusk Goddess intends the Holy Knight to be one of her then she should have converted her since a long time. However, she didn’t do so, no?]

[It appears you put a lot of your beliefs on to that woman.]

[Nothing like that. It’s just that if I compare the value of what’s inside her head to yours then you are nothing but crap (cheap).]

[…]

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Emmy moved beside me with her shield as the Demon Lord unleashed an offensive magic without saying anything which Emmy deflected.

After that surprise attack subsided… A loud laughter resounded then the Goddess of Rubbish Talk called Sybilla who is happily grinning made her entrance.

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[Ha! That’s fair, I know. You can’t really say anything back but you just can’t let him make you feel like the loser so you replied with your hand, no?]

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[Oh now this shows something, isn’t it!? You really convince us that what’s inside your head is nothing but cheap. Nnn~ what are the chances that you’re more stupid than Adoria’s dungeon maker, I wonder?]

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The Demon Lord is fully shrouded in black mist but somehow, I can feel his irritation all over.

As expected of Sybilla. She really knows how to stab on other’s sore spots…

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[Besides, Emmy-chan here is an orphan as well, you know?]

[What did you say!?]

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The Demon Lord who can’t say anything but shiver in anger earlier suddenly exploded after hearing Sybilla’s last words.

…Yeah, really.

That’s the part you’d really have to retort, huh.

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[Emmy-chan’s an orphan who grew up without even knowing her parents’ faces. However, she’s still more woooonderful~ than a hero from some family of a noble, you see–]

[Ha… I don’t feel like doing anything anymore.]

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The Demon Lord suddenly slumped his shoulders as he turned around and sluggishly walked back towards the door.

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…Eh?

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(<Abyss Nail>)

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I unleash an offensive magic behind the Demon Lord without any mercy.

It probably turned around with the intention to leave.

But its your fault that you let your guard down and I’m not the kind of person to let such an opportunity go by.

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However—.

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[…You really are vulgar, filthy, and inelegant… As expected of a cheap man, cheap.]

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–The magic that I used without chanting was easily avoided by the Demon Lord without turning his back.

How could that be… I was sure there’s not even a sound though?

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[You people go down to the bottom levels. If you’d be able to demonstrate your powers despite being such lowly people of the slums and orphanage then… I shall play with you all for a bit and kill some time. Ah, really. So cheap, so poor…]

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The Demon Lord’s back disappeared behind the door after saying those words.

…I don’t really feel shooting more offensive magic after he dodge that one.


Translator’s Note:

  1. Happy weekday ahead! Stay safe, everyone!


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