Let’s just talk about what just happened.
I don’t know what was really going on,
but hear me out.
For some reason, I thought that Jean, the demon god of the world I created, was hunting down the Nine-Tails on Earth, and Momiji who saw this tried to mess with Jean, but failed. And after the mysterious behavior of Jean’s return due to the fact that his whereabouts had been discovered, Momiji was satisfied as if she had accomplished her job and told the Nine-Tails about me.
Yeah, I have no idea what was really going on.
Aside of Jean’s action, he’s completely a war criminal to Momiji.
What in the world was he doing here ……?
Whether or not she knew about my confusion, Nine-Tails turned her gaze toward me with a disturbed look.
I can’t help but understand that feeling.
That’s right …
Because, even though I was lurking to make a surprise attack, Momiji decided to disperse our whereabouts because of her random idea that she want to see the power comparison between Nine-Tails and me.
Even I was surprised by such a cavalier attitude toward a pillar of a sub-god.
Yes, I think I understand why she’s angry.
Rather, it was only natural that she was angry for not being able to discipline Momiji.
“You all…. ”
“Kaa-sama~~~! It’s been a long time. I’ve been well until now!”
“Sou… souka. No, that’s not what I wanted to ask you, you stupid girl!”
That’s not for sure.
However, even though she had scolded her, Nine-Tails seemed to be in a good mood, and her cheeks relaxed happily when she saw her own family member, Momiji.
“But yeah, ……. I was saved this time by this stupid girl. I thought she was the youngest with many flaws, but she’s got a lot of guts for someone who looks so smitten.”
“I didn’t do anything~… It was Onigiri-man who did it!”
“Um, that’s right…”
Did I saved her?
Well, that kind of interpret can be counted as such.
If we had left the fight with Jean unattended while we were sneaking around and hiding, the Nine-Tails would have surely died.
I only saw her in the middle of the fight, but I could see the frustration on her face, and I also saw that she had thrown her own family members out of this strange space and evacuated them.
It was the eyes of someone who was about to launch a suicide mission against Jean with the determination of death.
I glanced at Momiji.
She was still smiling nimbly, but her expression was somehow calmer than usual, and she looked relieved.
More to the point, she was slapping her tail against me and wagging her butt.
She was in a better mood than ever, even more so than the Nine Tails.
Oh, I see. Seeing her attitude, I finally understood her intentions.
So that’s what it is.
I thought it might be possible, but I guess Momiji couldn’t stand to see her mother about to be killed, so she purposely let Jean catch her attention.
She wanted to distract Jean as much as possible.
She thought it might be able to help.
She wanted me to help her own mother.
There was no way she could just stand by and watch her parent almost get killed.
I’m sure that Momiji, who was not acquainted with Jean, was not planning to let him get a whiff of me, but she was surely desperate to do something about it.
That’s why, she bet on the most probable and reliable method.
In the end, the gamble paid off and she was relieved, I guess this is how she wiggles around with her usual loose expression.
“What is it, onigiri man?”
“No, it’s nothing. I was just happy to have you as my companion.”
“Right? Because I’m useful!”
Now, I have a general understanding of the situation with Momiji.
However, this doesn’t mean that all the problems have been solved.
In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that Jean’s failure to defeat the Nine-Tails has greatly increased my workload.
Also, Genzo old man leaning against the wall of the mansion looks very pale, and Kuroko-san looks like she’s about to start crying.
What should I do now?
“What is it, Master? …… No, I know. That old man, I think his life expectancy is only a few hours. I’ll start the procedure right away. Don’t worry, it will be easy if I make full use of my original power, the mana of life.”
I asked Deus, and he replied as I expected, as if the problem had already been solved.
He’s very competent, as expected of a sub-god.
I don’t want to see a girl cry, after all.
Whether it’s the Nine-Tails or the Togami family, if at all possible, it has to be a happy ending for me.
I’m sorry Deus, but I’m going to have to ask him to demonstrate the power of “life creation”, the power that once drove another world to destruction with its power.
“That’s why you don’t have to worry, Kuroko-san. Let’s concentrate on the Nine-Tails battle. I don’t think he’ll do anything wrong if you leave it to him.”
I think I said it myself, but the words stink like hell.
I feel like I’m a con artist trying to trick high school girls or something.
“…. Yes, Saito-sama!! I believe in you!!”
In spite of my concern, she seemed to have put a lot of faith in this uncle’s untrustworthy talk.
The sad expression on her face has disappeared and she is now wiping away her tears and smiling like a blooming flower.
I wonder if this girl is going to be alright, she seems like she’s going to be deceived by someone bad in the future.
I’m sure Kuroko-san has her own feelings about the Nin-Tails, and I’m surprised she believed Deus, who was trying to kill me earlier, when he said he was going to start taking care of her own relative.
Well, I guess this kind of honest and straightforwardness is one of the good things about this young lady.
I heard that her love is so heavy that it makes the appraiser groan, but she is a good girl who makes up for it.
As soon as I finished my thoughts, the Nine-Tails, which had been healing from the damage Jean had inflicted on her, turned to me and gave me a sharp look.
“Hmmm. The more I look at you again, the more suspicious you seem. That Deus guy is no slouch, but neither is the blonde girl there. And above all, you yourself. It seems that during the 1,000 years I was asleep, a lot of sturdy people were born. Kukuku. I must admit that I agree with what the old man said. …… the human growth.”
──── But that’s why I have to test you.
The pressure is released from the body of the Nine-Tails.
Apparently, it’s finally the real deal.
“Kenji, I think she’s ready for you.”
“Mizzet, don’t get too far ahead. She may inferior to Jean, but she’s still a sub-god-class opponent.”
“You don’t have to tell me that. I know what I’m doing! How can the strongest sword and shield that protects you not know its own role?”
Mizzet’s smile was filled with tremendous confidence that overflowed even in the face of a sub-god.
Yeah, you’re certainly the best buddy I’ve ever had, Mizzet.
I don’t feel like losing.
“Do your best, Onigiri-man~!! Don’t lose to my mother! She’s very strong after all. Also, I think onigiri is good for dinner.”
“We’ll talk about onigiri later, okay?”
While receiving Momiji’s distracted cheering, I created a sword of light by invoking the holy sword.
First, let’s do a small check.
The parameters that are heavily buffed by the God of War can be used to estimate the strength of the opponent.
I understood the general situation in the battle with Jean, but I wonder how this Land God would respond this check.
“Now, I’m ready for you, Nine-Tails. I have a pretty good idea what kind of person you are, but if I win, You have to explain everything to me.”
“Don’t be arrogant, you greenhorn! But I love that spirit… I’m getting tired of this job. If you are a man worthy of entrusting my daughter to, I will take you up on that offer.”
The decisive battle against the Nine-Tails has begun.