While Deus was mumbling to himself and communicating with the world tree, Jean, who had been laughing all along, suddenly spoke to him with a serious face.
“You’ve shown me some good stuff. I’m impressed.”
“What are you saying all of sudden?”
The expression on his face was tense, as if he had made up his mind, and he seemed to have realized something.
He seemed to be trying to say something, but I wondered what it was.
As an uncle who has been left behind since a while ago, I have no idea what’s going on.
It’s not easy to read the thoughts of others.
It’s not that I’m sulking because this uncle appearance has been neglected, not at all.
“But I think it’s time to go. It seems that the shock of my recklessly sprinkling the miasma earlier has broken the hypnosis of all the elves, and even the dragons of the Dragon Mountains have discovered my location. If this continues, my father’s glory will be tarnished, even though I saved the World Tree.”
“No, I don’t care about that….”
It’s true that Jean is a demon god, and it would be hard to imagine that the elves and dragons who are cautious about him would leave him like this.
But that’s their standard, not mine.
If I don’t care, then that’s all that matters to me.
In addition, abandoning a friend who has become a good friend is not an option, even for an old man who is wrapped up in things for a long time.
This kind of situation can be avoided if Jean is stored in the temple of the creator god.
But as soon as I tried to tell him that, he turned his palm toward me and showed his intention of rejection.
“I know exactly how you feel, but you don’t have to worry about me. I’m still a Demon God who reigns at the top of all demons, and I have my own pride and pride in myself. I don’t think I’m going to put my trust in my father now, after once turning against the world.”
It seems that Jean has his own way of doing things, and he doesn’t need help.
Well, he’s the kind of guy who wouldn’t just sprinkle miasma around without thinking about it, and I’m sure he’d have an insurance policy or two in case that happened.
Perhaps it would be foolish of me to help him.
“You ……. No, I get it. I’m a man who respects his pride to the fullest. If that’s okay with you, then so be it.”
“Mmm, thank you. I was expecting you would say that.”
Jean admires the soft smile and deploys a magic circle at her feet.
Could that be transfer magic?
Does that mean he’s planning to escape with it?
No, seems not.
It would be too strong to have analyzed the skills of the Brave, albeit partly.
There can be no such ridiculous story.
I think it’s something else, but unfortunately I’m not familiar with magic and I have no idea.
“It’s a corpse-creating spell I’ve been saving for when the time comes.”
“Oh. You mean you can prepare another body and disguise it?”
“No, I’m going to die.”
What is different?
Or rather, what does it mean to die?
“It means as it is. I’m going to destroy this body and return the consciousness to the main body. Substitute Jean #1 will die here, and I’ll concentrate on remotely controlling the 300 or so substitute Jeans scattered around the world. There’s no way I’m going out into the dangerous outside world that dragons are wary of, there is? It’s in my nature to have about three hundred insurance policies at the ready.”
Substitute Gene x300!?
What the hell is this guy, he’s a total cheat.
It was more than just an insurance policy or two.
If there were that many of them, it would be difficult to find Jean, and it would be difficult to know which one was the main body, and maybe none of them were the main body.
In addition, the main body is living comfortably in the demon continent while watching the dragons and humans who are in a hurry.
In addition, Jean’s death here will distract people from the feared action of me defending the demon race.
Those who see Jean’s corpse will know that we’ve defeated him.
He’s a demon with an idea.
No, he’s an ordinary demon. He’s a Demon God.
“I understand what you’re saying. I’ll see you next time I see you.”
“Yes, yes, please do. See you!”
As soon as I said that, Substitute Jean 1 fell to the floor and stopped moving.
It rolls like a robot with a dead battery.
“Ano, Jean-san, thia is….”
“What? What’s wrong with this guy? Is he asleep?”
Then, Kuroko-san and Midget, who were chatting with each other, noticed something strange and came running over to us.
“No, it seems that this body was actually a substitute, and he brought it back to the main body. That’s what he said.”
“Oh, I see. He was using something like a shikigami as a substitute.”
As expected of a young lady from the main Onmyouji family, she understood quickly because of their similar skills.
Mizzet didn’t quite understand the concept and asked, “Does that mean he got tired and went into hibernation? Pfft! That’s so stupid!” It’s too much trouble to explain, so I left it alone for now.
Well, what remains …
“So, what are you going to do now?”
“One moment, Master. …………. ……. ……. …… Okay, I have just finished disconnecting from the World Tree. In the next few days, this dungeon will disappear, and the energy will be returned to the World Tree, the main source of energy. Now that I am completely free, I would like to make a formal contract with Master, if that is all right with you.”
Sorry, but I don’t understand a single millimeter of what Deus is saying.
What the hell does that mean? ……
“In other words, since I’m no longer a parasite on the world tree, you’re going to have to decide on a new partner for me.”
“Oh, I see.”
Perhaps sensing my bewilderment, Deus reacted with some dismay.
But, find a partner for him….
As an aside, the Kuroko-san’s training is about to end and I’m about to head back to Japan.
The question then becomes, how well can this party, including the current Kuroko-san, compete with the Nine Tails?
To put it bluntly, I was ready to take Jean with me to the battle of the Nine Tails, so the three of us would not have enough strength.
No, Kuroko-san has grown beyond belief compared to the beginning, and it is no exaggeration to say that the request itself has been fulfilled, but the opponent is a Japanese sub-god who has long been regarded as a land god.
To be honest, if the opponent was a Jean-class sub-god, I would be completely screwed.
That’s why I’m grateful for the offer, but there’s something that worries me a bit.
“Is it possible for anyone to be your partner?”
“………… I also have the right to choose.
“I also have the right to choose.”
Why did you say that twice?
But apparently it is not allowed to make a contract with Deus with anyone other than me.
If he had nodded here, it would have helped reinforce the strength of the Kuroko-san, who is still lacking in strength compared to me and Mizzet, but it’s not that easy.
“By the way, what happens when you sign the contract?”
“You can use me whenever you want, according to the magic power supplied to you. I’m strong.”
“What are the benefits for you, Deus?”
“I can use your magic power for my growth.”
In other words, the newborn Deus doesn’t have enough energy to eat, and he needs magic power to continue to grow and fuse.
If that’s the case, then I think Kuroko-san is even more suitable for the job.
She has the ability to amplify magic power due to her occupation as an Otherworlder, and she also has an aptitude for summoning.
I’m sure she’ll be a great match for Deus.
I’d like to have him follow her if possible, but …
“Hey, how about Kuroko-san? You see, the black-haired child behind me. That child’s magical power is stronger than I am.”
Oh, what’s going on?
“Didn’t you say you need magic power to grow?”
“And she’s still lower level than I am. I’m sure, if she grows up, it’s even more …”
Looks like it doesn’t work
I have no choice but to sign a contract with him.
He’s surprisingly stubborn guy.
When I thought so, my smartphone suddenly started beeping.
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