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The Demon King Discusses with His Wife
“So, you don’t know either?”
“I’m sorry …… I can’t help you.”
“No, never mind. I’m just wondering what’s in that book.”
Sitting on the bed in the dormitory assigned to the students – I was a special student, so it was a single room – I tried to ask Rena everything she knew, but it seemed that she really didn’t know.
“I believe the residence you used to work for was in the Northern Territory, right?”
“Yes. It’s a mansion, but it’s just a very small viscount’s house. My parents were both married as servants, so I’ve been taken care of there since I was a child.”
It seems that while she was growing up there, she discovered by chance that she had hidden amazing power.
After that, she enrolled in a military academy as an institution for training Heroes, and was officially recognized as a Hero after diligently worked hard in training and studying with all her heart.
“However, there is one thing that concerns me. When I was in the military academy, I heard that the blood of elves has the effect of rejuvenating human beings.” (Rena)
“Rejuvenation, huh? I believe such rumors has been circulating. There are reports from people who have been scouting the empire for a long time that if you eat dragon meat, you’ll get the strongest power.” (Theodore)
“Yes. But it’s not like anyone tried it after all, and it was rare to see elves in the Empire in the first place, so I’m afraid I don’t have any more information than that.” (Rena)
Even though she was a Hero, Rena, who was a human, is still alive for more than five hundred years while still looking the way she did back then is because I turned her into demon.
The ritual of raising a human to become a demon goes through a plurality of stages, but within that, there is also something that affects the bloodline. That is to make the other party drink the blood of me as a Demon King.
The drawback of this method is that it is completely useless to anyone other than those with power. A normal human being would die from the flow of power the moment a drop of my blood was placed in their mouth.
Rena succeeded in the ritual safely because she had the power as a Hero, and is still serving as my partner …… but as a price she is no longer human. A half-demon might be a more appropriate term.
In short, when it comes to immortality or rejuvenation, it’s impossible for human beings. And that is the only way. There is a mountain of people who have practiced such rituals, such as the dragon meat mentioned above. It’s because they are all recorded as delicacies in the history books. Of course, it’s impossible to get the strongest power at all.
I have heard rumors that if you eat Mermaid from the sea, it would make you become immortal, but I don’t know anyone who has actually become immortal with that.
…… At this point, let’s put aside for the moment whether or not the flesh and blood of elves will make you young again. The problem is what was written in that book.
“”When the Sage of the Forest is to disappear, that is surely a sign of the coming disaster. The arrogant fool dyes himself in red and laughs in hysterics.” It seems to be metaphor for humans eating the flesh and blood of elves. It’s possible.”
“That’s right. The explanation of eating or blood bathing after being killed literally seems to make sense.”
“…… I don’t think that humans will be rejuvenated by the blood of elves alone. But if that also swells to vast numbers, then the story could be different. ”
“Humans are massacring the elves, aren’t they? But if there was such a case, it would have been recorded in history books.”
“No, on the surface there is a possibility of “just disappeared”. I don’t know if it really just disappeared or was abducted, but maybe it won’t be recorded in history.”
“You’re saying that the author of that book knew certain facts and wrote that book to convey them?”
“Hmmm. …… But, I guess this is the limit. If it is possible, I’d like to ask Ludio Lambert.”
“Lucifer-sama, shall I investigate the Great Library of Mildiana?”
I looked at Rena who was sitting upright.
“Nope. I’m afraid the target’s place is protected by a strong sealing technique. Although it would probably be easy to destroy with your magic, I want to avoid leaving traces.”
“…… indeed. So is there anything I can do to help you?”
“You just stay by my side.”
After I lifted Rena’s chin and said, she stained her face to retort.
“Ehehe. Even I am Lucifer-sama’s third wife, but only I have served you lately, I don’t know what Lumiere-sama, who must be dying of boredom with nothing to do right now would say.”
“Hum….. You don’t need to worry about her.”
“So, how about investigating whether anyone behaved violently towards elves? Maybe we can figure out what’s going on with the elves.”
“But you’ll be in danger.”
Not good. It’s a gaffe.
Rena stared at me motionlessly with her dark purple pupils.
“Don’t look at me like that, I was also a Hero. I won’t show the ugliness of losing to that level of little evil party.”
Quite stubborn. You can also say that she has high self-esteem.
I think Rena’s likability is also due to this personality. When I captured her 500 years ago, if she had given in easily, I might have beheaded her immediately for spoiling the fun.
It’s rare for me to bring her to the Empire. Is it also necessary to entrust her with tasks other than taking care of daily life?
I said as I stroked Rena’s silver hair.
“I see. Then, let’s find out why the elves disappeared.”
“Yes!! What should I do if I encounter something?”
“Let’s just observe the situation. But it’s okay to clean up in times of crisis. Can you do that yourself?”
“Yes, sir. Please leave it to me!”
“Let’s get one thing out of the way, even though you’re strong, there’s a high probability that your efforts will be futile. Don’t get frustrated with too much anticipation …… Don’t make the same mistake I did.”
Recalling that no one was even interested in the demons, a sense of collapse came again.
“Okay, I understand. If Lucifer-sama’s reason for staying in the empire is to pass the time, then the same reason applies to me who is serving beside him. I would only want it to be that something interesting happens.”
“…… Mmm, that’s good.”
After that, Rena quickly went to investigate. At this stage there was very little that I could relate to this matter. At best, it’s just simple information gathering.
After all, it was at most the disappearance of elves. It has nothing to do with me as demon.
But even that kind of case was somewhat better than just continuing with a boring school life. If that book was true, it would be a clue as to what happened in the Empire in the past.
Half the reason to come to the Empire was to play. If that became boring, I would want to add a little excitement to it.
How much fun it would be for me. Honestly, I’m not looking forward to it but expecting it.
I lay across the bed and fell into contemplation.
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