214. Strategy (4)
This is not the first ceiling…
In the first place, what you see in front of your eyes isn’t even the ceiling.
I look up at the night sky where the stars twinkle with my eyes closed.
It is a normal sight with the red aura removed.
If this is what you see as soon as your consciousness is suddenly pulled out of the inner world of Fynol’s image, then the situation you are pointing to is clear.
Unleashing the power of the holy sword, Elijah succeeded in subduing Faynol.
“Teacher. Teacher?! Are you out of your mind?!”
“…I feel like I’m losing my mind right now.”
And as soon as she got up, Elijah, who jumped out of her surroundings, grabbed me by the shoulder and shook me.
Looking at the shaking of the field of view, it seems that it is shaking quite vigorously. Dizzy.
“…More than that.”
Looking down, I looked at the holy sword stuck in Elijah’s scabbard.
Unlike the last time I saw it, the entire sword had a soft glow.
“Did you get proper recognition for that?”
“…I think I got it somehow.”
Elijah smiled and looked down at her holy sword.
“I was able to communicate somehow with the person inside.”
This is the first time I’ve heard of it.
There was a rumor in the game that the holy sword was an object blessed by an angel, but I had never heard anything related to the fact that there was something with a personality inside.
“…There is. A bit creepy.”
I am momentarily speechless at the sight of Elijah glaring at her sword with a look of genuine displeasure.
What is it?
“…Anyway, what. Congratulations.”
Leaving the topic aside, he speaks to Elijah with a smile.
“You are a worthy warrior now. Other people would be proud.”
“…There was a person I wanted to show the most.”
At the sound of Elijah’s voice falling with her meaningful expression, she raises her head and looks in that direction.
“Actually, there are so many things I want to ask you.”
Saying that, Elijah’s gaze went to the soul linker hanging on my wrist and stuck it.
“…My brother, are you in there?”
I nodded her head quietly, holding back her wry smile.
If you ask with such confidence, you can’t escape. Right in front of this guy, he showed me how to use the Guardian’s lion breastplate.
A complex and subtle emotion passed over Elijah’s face.
She didn’t know what to say. The silence continued for a long time.
“…Can you explain?”
“…In the not-too-distant future.”
But I say it firmly.
At my words, Elijah smiled quietly.
It was also a look that somehow contained a sad expression.
“If the teacher judged that way, there must be a reason.”
“I’ll wait. A teacher would never do something like that to harm me.”
A sentence full of trust in me, enough to make me burdensome to listen to.
[…Why not now?]
Responds bitterly to Caliban’s words.
This guy must have guessed that you died. If you know that, the question is, why did you die?
It is a story that is closely intertwined with the Emperor and the Duke of Tristan.
It is not a story that will be solved if it is solved here right now, and it is highly likely that it will only have a bad influence on Elijah.
I mean it when I said that the future is not far off.
Because that’s a story that will be the core of the next chapter, ‘The Great War of the Empire’.
Elijah lifted me up with a big smile.
“I did it, sir. You subdued the demon!”
＜ System Message ＞
[You have cleared ‘Chapter 4 – Red Night’! ]
[ As a reward, the function of ‘Seal of Fallen’ will be additionally opened! ]
[ As a reward, additional special events related to the leaders of each region will be opened! ]
And just like the proof of those words, as soon as I saw the window floating in front of my eyes, I laughed again.
There was a lot of trouble here and there, but in the end, it is said that he survived again.
I did it somehow this time too.
He sighs deeply and raises his body.
And there must always be something that sticks to this window like a set…
＜ System Message ＞
[You have successfully cleared the main quest! ]
[ The energy of the ‘Red Devil’ is added to the ‘Seal of Fallen’! ]
Stick to the system window and carefully scan the things that follow.
＜ System Message ＞
[ Affinity for the target ‘Red Devil’ is now open! ]
[ You have renewed your affinity for ‘The Devil’ by yourself. The conditions for unlocking the additional function of ‘Seal of Fallen Heaven’ are met! ]
＜ Skill Info ＞
[ Seal of Fallen – Gae Kai ]
＜ !NEW! ＞
[ Under your influence, the subjects now communicate more directly with the ‘vessels’! ]
[ As a result, special abilities are opened to all vessels! ]
This is… Weird.
If there was a feeling that the previous rewards would definitely help me in some way, this is honestly a high-risk, high-return feeling.
Of course, I know that most of the devils are structured to have a crush on me.
I’m told there are no other demons besides the gray one now, but there’s no guarantee that it won’t happen in the future, right?
[…That means you have to manage your liking while wearing octopus feet at the same time so that you don’t offend your girlfriends. Isn’t it very different from what you’ve been doing up until now?]
Now that I hear it like that, I get the feeling how the heck have I been doing it all this time.
There is one thing that has changed.
‘In the past, there was a feeling of separate management.’
At least not everyone knew that I was wearing crazy octopus feet.
But now it’s all about having a vague idea of what I’m doing.
Fortunately, it’s fortunate that they didn’t rush to tear me to pieces as soon as they found out about it.
‘…Management will be much more difficult than before.’
Perhaps now everyone is beginning to be conscious of the existence of ‘competitors’.
It means that the so-called catfight will escalate to the extreme.
Devil Unit Catfight.
If you think about what kind of sh*t I almost got into when I almost bumped into the Prime Minister and Elnor the other day.
That sounds like hell.
In many ways.
Thinking about that, I looked around and saw people running to check on me.
All of them are vessels of the devil. Elnor, Riru, Yuria, Seras.
‘…Come to think of it, it’s amazing.’
‘This time the demons cooperated meekly and didn’t cause an accident.’
The reason why I was able to quell this late-night situation so easily is that the bowls that this person called together helped me by “Cooperating” Without any accidents.
If it wasn’t for that, I honestly don’t know what would have happened in the middle. In a crisis phase that is more important than I thought, things progressed in a way that I didn’t know half of it.
[Well, because there is a definite reward. No matter how much we growl at each other, we can drooling and pretend to be good friends if there is something we covet.]
[It’s not like I forgot.]
Caliban smiled and continued.
[Didn’t you forget that you said you’d give the first night ticket?]
Breaking out in a cold sweat, I look at the women approaching in front of me.
It was only then that each expression caught my eye.
All of them are making faces of resentment. Except for one person.
El Nore looked down at me and opened her mouth.
It is uncharacteristically nervous.
Everyone was glaring at him disapprovingly, but he didn’t care and continued talking.
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“…You haven’t forgotten the promise, have you?”
Wouldn’t it be a draw?
It is always after such a major accident has passed, in fact, the routine I followed after that also feels somewhat standardized now.
Atalantemon. Take care of it
In the president’s office, I try to deflect Atalante’s gaze, which is glaring at me as if to kill me.
No, I had a hard time this time too. Still, can’t I be a little more confident in asking for something like this?
“…I will admit it.”
Atalanta let out a deep sigh and opened her mouth.
“To Chancellor Sullivan, to the imperial palace, to the selection of warriors this time, to the avalanche of demons… There was no time to rest. You must have suffered a lot this semester. Even by your standards. Maybe it’s a good thing it’s vacation soon.”
Atalanta continued her words as she rummaged through her papers.
“There were many twists and turns in the selection of the hero, but in the end, it seems that Elijah Krissanax student will be decided… I will do my best to deal with the situation. However, there are still a few more things to deal with. I need to listen to my own opinion on this.”
While saying that, I received a document delivered to me.
Summarize the contents.
It’s about Fynol’s treatment.
“…It was amazing.”
Atalante continued with a stiff expression.
“If you look at it closely, it is the existence that caused a major accident. You did a trick again this time and somehow managed to block it without casualties, but it wouldn’t be strange if it turned into a continental catastrophe rather than a joke.”
“Since he was the main cause of such a situation, it wouldn’t be strange if he was executed as is, but…”
Atalanta lifted her head, adjusting her spectacles.
“There were several groups that were very violently attacking me to protect him. Especially tribal unions.”
“I can’t even imagine how much risk they will take on by providing protection for those who could have caused a demon-related incident. And yet, to do that…”
Atalante stared at me and continued.
“You manipulated it, did you?”
I readily admit it.
I’m using the debt I once owed to the Warchief of the Tribal Union.
Exactly, this one.
＜ System Log ＞
[ A special interaction with ‘Tribal Union’ is added! ]
[ You can request ‘special support’ from a target only once! ]
[ ‘Special support’ is the right to make almost unlimited requests regardless of field or subject. It can have devastating effects, so use it with care! ]
The reward you received while clearing the previous 3 chapters.
I will use this to save Faynol.
“This is the girl I wanted.”
“Are you going to let it hurt you?”
At the sight of me speaking confidently, Atalanta held her forehead as if she were about to die.
It wasn’t long before another sentence came out.
“They will be released. But.”
The other person’s gaze shone sharply.
“…Do you have the confidence to take responsibility?”
“I will do it even if I don’t have it. It will take some time.”
The matter related to this guy’s past is a problem that must be resolved slowly from now on.
‘…It’s necessary even for the latter half of the year.’
Fanol is a guy who has a connection with the Mage Tower, a key group in the second half of the story.
Resolving the grudge against this guy is directly related to clearing the main quest in the second half related to you.
And more than that.
“I will make you happy.”
“Because I promised.”
The words left to the red devil are not empty words.
Shouldn’t you be held accountable if you spread such words?
After hearing my words, Atalanta smiled.
It is similar to seeing parents who are satisfied with a child with a full stomach.
“I’m glad if you’re willing to take responsibility.”
Atalanta sighed and handed out another document.
“…What is this, Dowd?”
As soon as I saw that, my expression hardened.
The cold sweat follows.
“What do you mean? You look much more serious than before.”
I kept my mouth shut for a while.
Where do I start explaining this…
“…Looks like they made a bet with each other.”
“The person who helped me the most said he would take my, that… first.”
A confused despair floated across Atalanta’s face.
As an educator, should I despair that my students made such a catastrophic bet, or should I despair that I was caught up in it, or should I just despair that these guys are the best of all dimensions? It was a look that I couldn’t figure out what to do.
“…So this is what flew?”
“Let’s have our first experience together at our parents’ house?”
“…It looks like that.”
As I answered that, I looked down at the document Atalanta held out.
It’s an invitation. Called the head family of the Duchy of Tristan.
This vacation is about asking you to stay there.
Of course, it’s a request, there’s no way I can refuse this.
This vacation should be spent at Elnor’s house.
AAAHHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHA YOU CANT SQUEAK OUT OF THIS ONE HAHAHA!!!
Or if you can squeak out of this then it’s going to be funny for sure!!
He really is just going to straight to the basement
He was dragged to his wife’s house and also to his student’s house without being able to resist🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Elnore wields her power as first wife. Obviously it’s impossible for them to spend the whole holiday alone, so I’m looking forward to seeing how the other girls invite themselves to her home.