To another continent 1
After being invited to the Magic Countermeasure Headquarters and having a meeting about the Demon King, we went to another continent to follow Argus’ plan, which he said he had prepared in advance.
I don’t know if he’s cautious or what, but I can’t see the whole picture because he doesn’t tell the details from his own mouth, but it’s probably expected to be a battle with the Demon King.
As necessary supplies for this purpose, I provided about half of the wound pills and plasters that I had purchased in Japan to Argus, who could make the most effective use of them.
When he saw the effects of Japanese-made medicines with his own eyes, he reacted with astonishment, asking where on earth I had gotten these magic tools and other things, and was so impatient that his usual calmness could not have imagined.
In the end, he mumbled, “If I can make use of his knowledge and tools, perhaps, Nassery….” …. I don’t quite understand what’s going on.
Who is Nassery anyway?
Well, anyway, that’s how I formed a partnership with Sage and decided to travel together.
“It’s been decided, Momiji, you come too.”
“Ahh….! Wait a minute, onigiri man! I don’t want to die yet! I don’t want to go and get myself killed by a monster!”
But there was one problem before the trip, and that was Momiji, who had learned of the existence of the Demon King, was in a panic because of extreme fear.
At first, when she heard that it was a higher-ranked version of the demon, she seemed to be proud of herself, thinking that even against that demonic creature, as long as there were many allies, she would be able to handle it, but as she gradually learned about its background and the strength of its power, she began to say that she would never go fighting against a monster that could take on a whole continent.
It’s not that I don’t understand her feelings. But I can’t leave Momiji alone, and this is just the way it is.
In the unlikely event of an emergency, I just need to put her in dimensional storage, and she won’t die. I’m not that pessimistic to be honest, but the reason doesn’t seem to be a matter.
Anyway, I’ll try to convince her once more.
“It’s okay. Do you think that I, a coward like you, would challenge myself to a fight that I had no chance of winning? Even if I lose, you’ll be invisible inside the dimensional storage.”
“…. But…. But…”
Hmm…. How about another push?
“Besides, Momiji doesn’t need to fight head-on, so don’t worry.”
“After all, it is the Argus camp and myself who are on this subjugate. So, you don’t have to participate. I want to take you there just because if I leave you alone until I get back, I won’t be able to deal with any problems that may arise.”
That’s the reason in the first place.
If I go to another continent on my own, the Momoji I leave behind won’t be able to cope when she get involved in trouble.
Surviving as a wild youkai might not be a problem, but living as a human with no connection to trouble is impossible.
That’s why I want to keep her where my eyes can see her, and that’s what I really mean, definitely not to make her fight.
“Is that so?”
“What? You scared me for nothing. I’ll go with the onigiri man. It would be nice if this incident could be solved easily too.”
Hey, how quickly she changed her mind!
As soon as she knew she’s not going to die, she turned into cavalry mode.
This kid is a big shot in a sense, I’m sure.
But now that I’m no longer worried, all the problems I need to do on this continent have been cleared up.
All that was left was wait for Argus, who has gone somewhere with a Japanese-made wound medicine, and wait for the ship to depart.
After waiting most of the day, I spent a long time wandering around the library that serves as a base, and the guy finally returned.
The face was somewhat radiant, and the face that was always wrinkled between the eyebrows looked a little calm.
“Alright, we’re ready over here. It’s time for the upper demon, …… or was it the demon king in your estimation? Anyway, let’s go to the other continent. How are the preparations on your side?” (Argus)
“We are ready to go at any time.” (Kenji)
“Is that so? And thank you for the magic items. Thanks to this, my years of research have come to some sort of fruition.”
Hmm, thank you?
What exactly is being thanked for?
I don’t think it was a material that could be used for many years of research …
It’s a little unclear, but something good must be happened to Argus.
“…… Well, that’s right. I owe you another favour, but now I have to prioritise the main purpose of subjugating against the Demon King. I will return the favour one day, please forgive me.”
“No, you don’t have to worry about that. I’m not going to ingratiate myself with a thing like that.”
What an exaggerator.
It’s true that I don’t know what kind of effect Japanese wound medicine has, but even so, it’s just a recovery item.
After all, it’s not like a Sage can’t use recovery magic, so the reaction is over the top.
It’s a bit strange, really, that he became like this in such a short time.
“So, is it easy for you to even provide that magic item? Kenji, what exactly are you ……? No, let’s forget about it. Now we’re ready to set sail. Follow me. I have arranged a ship.”
After muttering that much, he immediately started to prepare and went to the port city with a few of his henchmen who are present at the Magic Countermeasures Headquarters.
And he seems to say something profound, what is it ……?
And the ship seems to have been chartered, so the details about the Demon Subjugation will be discussed there.
It seems that as many influential individuals from this Magic Countermeasures Department as possible will be involved in this operation, and it seems that the introduction of the overall force will be done locally.
The other side seems to be lurking in the centre of national power, so if too many people take action, there is also the risk of attracting attention and allowing the other side to escape.
Because of this, the personnel who went to the subjugation were strictly screened out, and after all, they were only concentrated on the framework of “powerful individuals.”
Well, it makes sense.
Because we’re not waging a war, there’s only one person to be subjugate after all.
If there were too many, it would become an international problem and obviously result in superfluous sacrifice.
So it was that Momiji and I boarded the ship while we listened to various explanations from the entourage.