A large hall in the basement of Lucifer’s palace, Tenebrae Demon Kingdom.
A large body of water floated in a room that had been stripped of all unnecessary ornaments and had only an intricately patterned magic circle carved into the floor.
In the water, a young girl was curled up in a ball, completely immersed in the water.
The girl with long black hair and a face as lovely as a doll’s is wearing a robe.
She wears no clothes at all and sleeps in a lump of water created by magic.
The girl’s expression was very calm, as if she was having a pleasant dream.
For more than ten years now, she had been asleep. No noise could reach her ears. The mass of water was to achieve the deep sleep she craved. The face of the girl who had been asleep for so long moved faintly.
In a deep slumber, the girl was dreaming.
In a dream where only happy memories were replayed, the scene suddenly became distorted. She was currently in the middle of pampering her “beloved man” with heerhead on his shoulder, but she felt his presence next to her was fading.
“…… what’s wrong?”
The girl mutters in a dreamy tone.
Enough magic power to kill a mere mortal just by being near her.
The man who was clothed in a white shirt was giving the girl a friendly look, but gradually his figure faded.
“What’s wrong? Wait, where are you going?”
Despite the girl’s desire to ask, the man disappeared from the scene in a flash. She couldn’t even feel the all-consuming magic that was always emanating from him.
The girl shouted, knowing that that scorching ‘comforting’ magic had completely disappeared.
“Where are you? Where are you? Hey, you. Answer me. …… you!”
A moment later, the girl wakes up from a deep sleep and her magic power is unbalanced, causing the lump of water to pop on the spot.
Her long black hair, which had fallen to the floor and was soaking wet, was now on her skin. Not caring about the sticking feeling, the girl looks around.
No more mistake. This is the basement of Lucifer’s palace in the Tenebrae Demon Kingdom, where she always sleep.
But it’s not the same as usual. She can’t feel that magical power.
She couldn’t feel the overwhelming magical power that irritated her skin
“You …… where ……?”
The girl immediately sensed the magic power of the entire Tenebrae area. She could feel the powerful magic of the majin and the royals that deserved their high rank.
But what she seeks is something far greater than that. It was the tremendous torrent of magical power that he, who was at the top of all the demon races, would unleash.
She can’t feel the magic power that should be noticeable and immediately apparent wherever he is.
The girl felt as if she was freezing in the cold as she hugged her arms. At that moment, the door of the room was suddenly opened.
“We have been waiting for you, Giselle-sama.”
A petite girl, Lucifer’s maid, appeared with a black dress in her hand.
At the moment, hot air clothed with magic power was released from the maid’s body.
While she felt a comfortable warmth, not only her body, which should have been soaked in water, but the room was also dry as if nothing had happened.
“Where is he? His Majesty…… where?”
“Don’t worry. Nothing is too much trouble for our Master. Take your clothes first.”
The girl called Giselle gradually awakens from her hazy consciousness as she entrusts herself to the maid.
The anxious look on her face faded away as she regretted leaving behind a page of the happy scene that she had dreamed of until now.
The eyes of the girl with long black hair that almost reached her feet were red. She wore a black dress with lots of frills and a corset that accentuated her ample breasts.
She wears a black catsuit on her head and black boots.
By the time she was fully dressed, she had the calm expression that she always had on her face.
She adjusted her long black hair, tapped the floor with the toe of her boot, and let out a sigh.
“Thank you. You’ve helped me calm down.”
“You are not deserve to be second wife of my Master. Please take position of first wife by decapitating that fallen angel who seems to have no brains in it as soon as possible.”
“Oh, my. Don’t say things like that. Lumiere is also my precious family.”
“… understand. Then, I’m going to talk about the 10 years when Giselle-sama was asleep… During that time, more than nine and a half years my Master was always with Lumiere…”
“Oh, that’s so much time. His Majesty must have been more excited than ever.”
“Yes. For the last few years, it’s like he was forgetting the urge to destroy everything. The problem is after that. Just a few months ago, my Master finally lost his patience and went to the empire. He was planning to to find out why the heroes had not come.”
“So, that’s why I couldn’t sense his magic power from all of Tenebrae. I’ll try to expand the range.”
Giselle’s magical sensing went beyond Tenebrae’s territory and covered about half of the Elberia Empire in an instant.
Even a majin would have a hard time detecting the magic of their own realm, but she did it without difficulty.
Then, she suddenly find something strange in the western territory.
“I feel a strange presence in the western territory of ……. I’m sure it’s His Majesty’s magical power, but I can only feel a very weak power. It seems as if it is a person without magic power. But I can feel Rena’s magic power beside it.”
“You are right, Giselle-sama. As you see, my Master is currently staying in the western part of the Elberia Empire, in Granden. He has taken human form.”
Giselle left the room, accompanied by the maid, and was walking up the long staircase when she heard what had happened so far.
It all started on a whim of Lucifer, who disguised himself as a human and infiltrated the Elberian Empire to enter a military school.
Later, a series of coincidences brought him closer to a case related to a Final Droplet, and he worked hard to solve it.
Once on the ground, Giselle looked around again.
The space without Lucifer is very lonely. There have been a few times when he has left Tenebrae, but that stopped after about 600 years ago.
After marrying his third wife, he became much more quiet, but the tremendous magic that emanated from his body remained unchanged.
Even if he’s consorting with another wife, I wouldn’t be lonely is I could feel magical power beside me, but now I feel very lonely.
Nevertheless, there must be someone who is more lonely than I am right now.
Just as she thought this, she noticed a being clothed in magic and divine energy flying at a tremendous speed.
The angel who hugged the black-haired girl as she charged at her crashed into the wall of the palace with the same momentum.
The black girl’s skull cracked as her whole body hit the wall, and a crunching sound came from her neck.
“Giselle Giselle! How long have you been asleep? Oh, my God! I’ve missed you so much!”
“….. Geho. I can’t believe it. Lumiere, damn you …….”
Even though she received a shock that would have killed her instantly, not just an ordinary person, but even a strong demon, Giselle’s body quickly repaired itself.
She gently hugged Lumierre, who hugged her back and stroked her long blond hair.
“I’m sorry I made you miss me. I overslept a little this time.”
“I was really worried about you!”
“It’s okay. You won’t be lonely now that I’m here. Good girl, good girl.”
As she gently stroked the back of the fallen angel who buried her face in her neck, a beautiful looking woman walked towards them from Lucifer’s throne room.
“Giselle. It’s been a long time.”
“Long time no see, Asmo. Did you take care of Lumierre? Thank you.”
“When I told her about my first meeting with him in a long time, she was reluctant to let me go. Thanks to that, I am now a guest honor of this palace.”
“Asmo is so sneaky! Just because you can use the Transformation Technique freely, you go to Darling and do this and that without permission!”
“You may call me sneaky, but to me, his power is like finest nectar. It’s suck that you’ve been monopolizing it all the time.”
“I see. So that’s what happened. Did His Majesty look well?”
“He’s fine too. He was too energetic to control his destructive impulses and s*xual desires, so I sucked out some of his power. …… This may have something to do with that glimmer of a red star.”
The Queen of the Lust Demons muttered as she looked at the moonlight falling on the palace.
“Another glimmer of the red star?”
Lumiere replies bluntly.
She seemed to be in good mood until then, but then she became gloomy, let Giselle go and stood up, playing with the choker around her neck.
“I’m sure something else will happen in the near future.”
“In my opinion, something has already happened.”
“Lumiere, Asmo. I’d like to hear your story in detail. I don’t want to stand around talking, so let’s have a cup of tea and relax. Ne.”
Giselle got up with the help of a maid who had been standing by her side for some time.
She scratched her neck, which had just been broken, to make sure there was nothing wrong with it.
She told the maid.
“Well then, Carla. Could you prepare a little tea party for us? It wouldn’t be a bad idea to chat by the moonlight.”
“Very well, ma’am. One moment, please.”
The petite maid, called Carla, quickly left the scene. Asmodeus, who was watching, put her finger on her chin and smiled amusedly.
“It’s always a wonder, isn’t it? It’s always strange to see a woman who is the true ancestor of vampires take a liking to a former human like you.” (Asmo)
(In case you don’t understand, Carla the maid is True Ancestor of Vampires and Giselle is a former human from Empire, the maid really take a liking to Giselle.)
“I do not like this. You’re definitely making fun of me.” (Lumierre)
“Isn’t that the problem with your usual behavior?”
“What! Now that Darling~ is gone, I’m the master of this palace. What’s wrong with that? What’s wrong with using one or two maids as you please!”
“It’s not you she’s pledged her allegiance to, it’s her master. That’s why you shouldn’t be a selfish, you ignorant woman!”
Lumiere frowned when she saw Asmodeus laughing mockingly at her.
“What the hell? As I said before, I’m the master now! You’re just a guest of honor right now!”
“Look who’s talking, aren’t you the one complaining that it’s too much trouble to take over the throne while he’s gone?”
“Hmph. No matter how much of a demon king you are, you can’t go against me here! So it’s only natural that you would do something like this, right?
Lumiere moved closer to Asmodeus and buried her face in her chest.
She continued to rub her ample breasts with both hands.
“Oh, my goodness, what a degrading way to rub.”
“Shut up! I can’t stop rubbing your tits when I see them like this. Let me rub you all I want! I am the Master now!”
The interaction between Lumiere and Asmodeus is not a peaceful one, but neither of them are on bad terms.
Sometimes, they fight over Lucifer, but in the end, neither of them can win.
Which one he chooses is up to him, so it doesn’t mean much. In some cases, two people can be loved at the same time.
Even after more than ten years of sleep, nothing has changed in this area.
Giselle giggled in secret at the sight of Lumierre, who was still squirming on Asmodeus’s chest, and the demon king of lust, who took it as if she were quieting a raging dog.
Information was exchanged while enjoying a tea party at night.
There was a Final Droplet incident in Mildiana in the southern part of the empire, and an attack on a temple in Granden in the western part of the empire.
Giselle, who had heard of the incident and had a rough idea of what was going on, elegantly tipped her teacup and sorted out what she should do now.
“As a person who is confident in mastering magic, I’d like to analyze the art of summoning sky demons, but right now I’m more concerned about him.”
“Oh, my. Is there a sign?”
“I had a dream that wasn’t very good. There is a possibility that His Majesty may be in danger.”
Then Lumierre, who was chewing on a cookie next to Giselle, licked her fingertips and said.
“Good or bad, Giselle’s dreams usually come true. Unlike Belzebub, who was so proud of his clairvoyance that he was useless when it mattered most.”
“You know Belzee’s character, don’t you? I’m sure he just wanted to send you on a rampage against the Empire, so he pretended not to know anything. He’s such a mischievous person.”
“What’s with the mischievousness? That’s why I hate him so much. He never lets his guard down. ……”
Remembering the old majin who wasn’t here, Lumierre grumbled, looking as if she had just bitten down on something bitter.
As it turned out, it was a blessing that she was able to help Lucifer, but still she didn’t like the fact that she was used by that old man.
“But thanks to him, you got to see His Majesty for the first time in a long time, didn’t you? How was it?”
“It was great! He has become cute on the outside, but on the inside he’s exactly Darling, and I couldn’t help but attack him.”
“Oh, by the way, he’s disguised as a human, isn’t he? What does he look like?”
“A beautiful boy with blue hair! I left the details to Rena, but I’m very satisfied with the result!”
Asmodeus let out a sigh as the fallen angel said proudly.
“If I had been there, I would have done everything in my power to stop you. I regret that it has already passed.”
“What? Are you saying you don’t like blue hair?”
“He looks cute and dignified… I love him even more. But that’s not the point. To the Empire, blue hair is synonymous with special status. I’m sure you’ve tried to keep it inconspicuous, but it’s still very noticeable.
Giselle responded to her words.
“In the old literature, it was common knowledge that blue-haired people were those who received the blessings of the Great Goddess of Creation, Orphelia. In the mythology of the founding of the Kingdom of Lutogaria – now known as Elberia Empire, the great hero who defeated the Dragon God King with a divine sword in his hand was a blue-haired man, so it was said.” (Giselle)
“I don’t know much the details, but I’m pretty sure that’s not the case anymore. In fact, General Claude Duras, the great hero who currently holds the divine sword Revisitra in his hand, was a blonde-haired man.” (Asmo)
“Is that so? I’ve heard that only blue-haired people have access to the divine sword. But… When I was a little girl in the Empire, the book I read in the empire said: It has a power that is completely different from magical power.” (Giselle)
Remembering the literature she had read in her own childhood, Lumiere said.
“It’s called “divine power”. It is similar to the divine energy that we angels emit. It has something to do with your natural talents, so it’s hard to say what kind of power you have, but …… it is just like a slice of Orphelia’s power.” (Lumierre)
“It is said that the power of Orphelia and the Holy Flame is the same when it comes to divine power. But seriously, I absolutely don’t understand why the Demon King had to take on a human form with the blessing of the Great Goddess. To think you’re quite indifferent in this area too, I’ll have to give you a little lesson later.” (Giselle)
“That’s okay. I’d rather he looks little more conspicuous than to turn into a mediocre person. And when it comes to a fight, I don’t have to worry because Dar~ling is stronger than an actual blue-haired person.” (Lumierre)
“… With blue hair, he’ll stand out very much.”
Muttering this, Giselle unfolded a magic circle in front of her.
The formation was filled with intricate patterns and ancient script, and the magic power released from it seemed to go beyond the realm of magic and forbidden arts.
Lumiere tilted her head in front of it, which appears without any preparatory movement.
“Is that the Spatial Technique that Giselle was studying on?”
“Yes. The reason I am pursuing magic is to reach a realm where I have perfect control over the art of manipulating time and space. It’s still a low rung on the ladder, but it should be enough for now.”
Giselle snapped her fingers.
At that moment, a magic circle was activated, changing the entire landscape around them. What appeared was a large meadow and an old fort. In front of it was a stream.
“This is along the border between our country and the empire, isn’t it?”
“Yeah. I was wondering if I could use this to find out what’s going on with His Majesty.”
“Wow …… that’s great, Giselle. I’m so proud of you for being able to use this kind of magic so easily!”
“Fufu. It was hard for me to remember, you know? It drained my strength to the point where I had to sleep for over ten years.”
Even as Giselle was saying this, the scenery was gradually moving into the territory of the Empire.
This spatial technique was on a large scale and should have been immediately detected by the High Magic Court, but due to the constant flow of magical power from Tenebrae, it was able to evade their surveillance.
They crossed one or two forts before reaching the fortified city of Granden, and when they reached the wide grassland again.
For a moment, there was a pinging sound.
“What? What? What was that?”
“I had a strange …… sensation, like a distortion of …… space-time.”
However, there was nothing unusual about the view that Giselle and the others were looking into.
While the wives of the most powerful demon king were talking to each other in wonder, they were present.
Asmodeus, the demon king of lust, suddenly felt a nostalgic sensation.
Just for a moment, really. She muttered after thinking about the sensation she had experienced in that moment, which was less than a moment.
“This feeling is …… no way ……. No, but.”
“Asmo? What’s wrong with you?”
“…… No, it’s nothing, ……. Maybe I was wrong.”
“What, you’re not as old as Belzebub, are you? You can’t be that senile.”
Not in the mood to listen to Lumierre’s joking provocation, Asmodeus kept watching the spectacle of Giselle’s space magic.