High School DxD:Volume 7

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It means that there are those who find it painful in what you call a peace.

Life 0

[Fuhahahaha! This is finally your end! Chichiryuutei!]

A man dressed up as a Kaijin[1] was laughing loudly.

[What! There is no way that this Chichiryuutei will lose to the Army of Darkness!]

A tokusatsu[2] hero who looks identical to me goes through a magnificent transformation on the screen. That form is exactly the same as mine in my Balance-Breaker form.

We, the Gremory group, Irina and Azazel-sensei, are watching a video at the big hall located in the basement of the Hyoudou residence.

The programme show playing on the giant screen is a tokusatsu film called….[Chichiryuutei Oppai Dragon]. Apparently, it is a very popular hero show for kids which is currently being broadcast. Yeah, as you can guess from the title…..I’m the main character!

But it’s not like I’m the one acting, and they use an actor who has the same build as me. They also use CG to insert my face and alter it.

“……Apparently, it became very popular as soon as it was broadcast in the Underworld. The tokusatsu hero [Chichiryuutei Oppai Dragon].”

Koneko-chan, who is sitting on my lap, says that while swaying her tail. She is very knowledgeable about the shows of the Underworld.

I know that this is very popular because I was told that last time. As soon as it was broadcast, it exceeded the viewing rates of 50% and became a monstrous show. I was actually shocked. Not only a show which has me as the main character is being broadcast, but it is actually popular.

The story synopsis goes like this. The young devil who made a pact with a legendary dragon, Ise Gremory, is a hero who transforms to fight the evils which are the threats to the devils. The man who loves Oppai, and who fights for Oppai. He turns into the legendary Oppai dragon to defeat those who do evil deeds! And that’s how it goes.

I’m watching the show for the first time today, and even though I’m happy, I’m also feeling embarrassed! Now the House of Gremory has the copyright to it. From what I heard, they made quite a lot of profit from the ‘Oppai Dragon’. Something about selling merchandise and stuff….. The devils sure act fast…..

A toy-version of the Boosted Gear has been sent to me as well. And this is pretty impressive. It’s so identical that it scares me. It even has a voice added in it…..

“The Boosted Gear Scalemail which appears in this show is identical to the real thing. The skills used to recreate it are amazing.”

Kiba is eating popcorn while nodding. W-Well, even from my eyes their skills to resemble my Boosted Gear Scalemail are amazing.

[Here I come, you evil Kaijin! Tou! Dragon Kicccccccck!]

The ‘Oppai Dragon’, who is wearing armour, used his special technique superbly on the Kaijin. Flashy special explosions were used as well.

After that, the main character was in danger because of the power of the special weapon used by the enemy. Then, the heroine appeared.

[Oppai Dragon! I have come!]

The one who appeared was……Buchou wearing a dress! Obviously she wasn’t the real thing, but an actress who has the same build as Buchou and her face altered.

[Oh! Switch-princess! With this, I can win!]

Oppai dragon then touched Switch-princess’s breast! Uoooo! What is this outcome! And a Switch-princess!? Is that the name for Buchou’s character!? If I remember, it’s a name that Bikou made! It has been used officially!? The main character’s body glowed in red after touching the breast, and he regained his power.

“There is an Oppai dragon with Switch-princess on the good side. And when they are in a crisis, he turns into the invincible Oppai Dragon by touching Switch-princess’s breast!”

Azazel-sensei said that with enthusiasm.

SPANK!

And Buchou hits Sensei’s head with a paper fan.

“……Excuse me, Azazel. I heard everything from Grayfia, you know? The one who sent the idea of S-Switch-princess to the data team for the house of Gremory was you right? Thanks to that, I…..I…..”

Buchou's face was really red, and it seemed like she was suppressing her anger.

“Who cares. I heard that since you started getting the support of the children, your popularity got higher, right?”

Sensei said that while rubbing his head.

If I remember correctly, the magazine aimed for the young people, which will be released in the Underworld, will change the name of one of its articles from “Princess Rias’s special” to “Let’s turn into Switch princess everyone!”.

“……I won’t be able to walk on the streets of the Underworld anymore.”

Buchou said that with a sigh. Even I am scared to walk on the streets in the Underworld. If I get caught by the children, they will likely point their fingers at me and say “Ah! It’s the Oppai Dragon!”.

[Who cares now. After all, you and I are the Chichiryuutei……..]

There was another one here who sighed in grief. The legendary dragon, Ddraig-san, was also feeling like he didn’t care about anything now. I’m sorry Ddraig, but I think it’s fun, you know.

[Yeah, I seriously never get bored when I’m with you…… Fufufu, I will also be tagging along with you from now on after all…… Kukuku……]

Aaah, the tone of his voice is low…… I need to cheer him up afterwards…… Wait, I realised that our positions changed. Seriously, get better soon, Sekiryuutei.

“But you know, I feel proud that my childhood friend is getting famous like this.”

Said the energetic Irina. This girl seems like she is enjoying ‘Oppai Dragon’ a lot. Irina is an angel, but has blended in with the other Occult research club members. Well, she is a club member after all.

“If I remember correctly, Ise-kun loved tokusatsu hero when he was a child. I also tagged along with him and we acted as heroes.”

Irina said it while doing a transformation pose. Ah, I remember that pose. It’s the transformation pose of the hero I liked when I was a kid.

“We certainly did. Irina was a tomboy back then, and I remember you were quite naughty. And now, she is a bishoujo[3]. You really can’t predict a human’s growth.”

“Mou! Suddenly seducing me like that! So you seduced Rias-san and others like that…? Truly a frightening hidden power! I will ‘fall’! I will ‘fall’ down to a fallen-angel!”

Oh! Irina’s wings are switching on and off to white and black! P-Perhaps this is the moment when an angel becomes a fallen-angel? I heard that when angels lose to their desire or accept the devils whispers, something serious will happen. Hmm, so this happens to them huh. Seeing that, Sensei laughs heartily.

“Hahaha, don’t worry. I welcome the fallen. Plus, you are a direct subordinate of Michael. I will welcome you to the VIP seat.”

“Nooooooo! The boss of the fallen angels is encouraging me to fall! Michael-sama, please help meeeeeeeee!”

Irina started praying to the sky with teary eyes.

“But it is my pride that Ise-san is famous.”

“Yeah. It will be a good publicity for our group.”

Asia, who was next to me, and also Xenovia, seem to be enjoying it. Well, I do think that ‘Oppai dragon’ is a success. I’m shocked, and even though I’m embarrassed about it, I don’t feel bad about it either. Instead, I feel thankful for that. If I become famous like this, it will become a status for me in the future. Most of all, it seems like I will be popular with the women in the Underworld!

Gufufu! Next time I walk in the Underworld, I might be surrounded by beauties! And I might be able to take several of them to a hotel like that! My dream sure is expanding…..

Munyuu.

I can feel something soft from my baccccck! I remember this feeling! When I turned around, Akeno-san’s face appeared behind my shoulder. Akeno-san then put her face on my shoulder and whispered into my ear with a stimulating voice.

“Seducing Irina-chan is okay, but I'd be troubled if you don’t keep your promise with me.”

My cheek is colliding with her cheeks! It makes me excited! The silky and elastic skin of Akeno-san’s! It’s the best!

Asia became unpleased. Buchou also has her eyes twitching. Koneko-chan, who is on my lap, is pinching my thigh silently. It hurts. It hurts, Koneko-chan……

“Promise?”

When I asked, Akeno-san said with a smile:

“The promise to go on a date with me. Remember that you said it to me during the battle against Diodora Astaroth?”

“Ah, I certainly did say that. So you remember?”

Now that I think about it, it certainly did happen. I said it to Akeno-san on Koneko-chan’s advice. So that even counts as asking out on a date huh.

“Of course. ……Are you telling me that was a lie……?”

You look so cute when putting on a sad expression with teary eyes. This is cheating, Akeno-san!

“It w-wasn’t a lie!”

I don’t have a reason to decline it, and a date with Akeno-san seems good! I just answered like that and Akeno-san hugged me more tightly and said with a very happy voice:

“I’m so happy! Then our date will be on our next day off. Ufufu, my first date with Ise-kun.”

A date with Akeno-san, huh. It seems good, but judging from the ways the other girls are glaring at me and Akeno-san, something might happen……

Translator's notes and references

  1. villains in Tokusatsu film
  2. tokusatsu: Japanese children Hero show
  3. beautiful young girl


Life 1: Peace is the best

Part 1

In Kuou Academy during lunch break. I was eating my bento with Matsuda, Motohama, and Asia.

“If I remember correctly, it’s almost the school trip. We need to decide on our group.”

Motohama says that while eating fried eggs.

Oh yeah, the school trip is coming up. We, the second years, are going to Kyoto. Lately, so many things have happened that I forgot about it. Around then our uniform will change into that of a winter uniform. Though the heat of summer is still present.

“Hmm, do we make a group with 3 or 4 people?”

When I said that, Matsuda nods.

“Oh yeah. Apparently the place where we will sleep in is for 3 or 4 people. Well we have to make a group with the three of us. We are hated by the others after all.”

Don’t say that Baldy. I know that very well.

After the life or death summer holiday ended, opinions about me changed quite a lot. Though the three of us are hated by the girls for being the perverted high school boys. This school has a higher ratio of girls, which is why in those regards they have strict opinions.

I get along with Asia, Xenovia, Irina and Kiryuu. So we eat together like this. But with other girls, no.

“Perverted trio. Do you want to pair with our group during the trip? It’s a paradise because it consists of four Bishoujo’s you know?”

The girl who is wearing glasses says that. Don’t say ‘paradise’ with such lecherous face!

“Yeah, apart from you they are the Bishoujo-trio.”

Matsuda says that while nodding, and he gets his head hit by Kiryuu.

“Shut up! Well, let’s ignore this guy. Hyoudou, it’s Asia. You know?”

“Ise-san, will you pair with us?”

Asia asks with a smile. Mou! If Asia-chan asks me like that, I will be troubled!

“Of course. It’s definitely OK!”

“Yes!”

Hug!

Me and Asia forgot about our lunch and hugged!

“Y-You guys sure became more ‘closer’ after the sports festival ended…. You guys are talking twenty-four seven while sending the glares of love…..”

Kiryuu says that while pressing her glasses up.

“Fufufu. Asia and I share one soul in one body. We are always together. Right?”

I then had Asia feed me a Vienna sausage while saying “aaah”.

“Yes. I will always be with Ise-san.”

Yeah. It feels like the distance between me and Asia shortened after the sports festival. Before I thought of our relation as that of brother and sister, and I tried to protect Asia as her brother….

Y-Yeah. After the kiss, I also started to think of Asia as a single girl…. Rather than a little sister, I see her as a single girl more often now. At the same time I started to like her more. I liked her from before, but after retrieving Asia back from Diodora, I realised how important Asia is to me.

I thought strongly that “I have to stay with her forever!”. Different from a lover. But an opposite-sex within the family. But that’s also different from a little-sister.

I think I will always be with Asia until our death. Though I don’t know after how many hundreds or thousands of years it would be. But I will take care of Asia for the rest of my life.

Oh, and I will add one more thing. After that incident, I have Asia give me a morning kiss on my cheek every morning!

“Well, that’s how it is, so we will pair up with you guys. I can’t leave Asia to other guys since she is pure and can’t decline other people’s requests. And that way, Xenovia-chi[1] and Irina-san will feel better as well, right?”

Xenovia stops eating the especially large bento and nods at Kiryuu’s idea.

“Yeah. I also want to be with Ise.”

“It will be more fun with Ise-kun!”

Irina who is eating bread also agreed.

“Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit! Why is Ise the only one getting popular like this!? Man, God is so cruel! I also want to be hugged by a bishoujo!”

Matsuda whines. Well yeah, God is dead after all. And rather than being popular, I’m just in the environment which seems that way.

Well it seems like I’m popular from different perspectives, so I won’t say anything. Wait, am I popular if it is just limited to Asia? But the love between me and Asia is different from the naughty harem ones. So it’s complicated.

“Hmm, lately it seems like there are so many ‘flags’ for Ise….. If I can actually see those kind of things, I would break them with a hammer…..”

Motohama says it like a curse while fixing the position of his glasses. ……Your eyes are scary….

“Just like that, let’s move as a group with these seven people. Kiyomizu-dera! And Kinkaku-ji and Ginkaku-ji are waiting for us!”

Kiryuu declared it while having her glasses glow.

Anyway, the group members for the trip are decided. The guys consist of me, Matsuda, and Motohama. Three of us. The girls consist of Asia, Xenovia, Irina, and Kiryuu. Four of them. Looks like we will go around the town of Kyoto with these members. If I remember there is a temple called Tenryuu-ji[2]. I have one of the Two Heavenly Dragons - Ddraig, residing in me so it might be good to go there.

So the school trip is coming up, huh.

Hmm, maybe I should go shopping with Asia and the others to buy the necessary products.

Part 2

After school. Club room.

It was about time to go home, and we were talking about the trip while drinking green tea.

Our advisor, Azazel-sensei, hasn’t come to the club room today. Lately, he has been returning to the to Underworld discussing something. A leader sure must be busy. Even so, he still shows up at school, so school life must be fun for him.

“If I remember, it’s about time for the school trip for the second years.”

Buchou says that while drinking green tea elegantly.

“Where did Buchou and Akeno-san go last year?”

Akeno-san answers my question.

“We also went to Kyoto. I went to Kinkaku-ji, Ginkaku-ji and other locations with Buchou.”

Buchou nods her head and continues.

“Yes. But there are only a limited number of places you can visit within three days and four nights. You should think of going everywhere and make a plan beforehand and move accordingly. If you don’t include the time to eat and for sight seeing, you will regret it. You will mainly transport from one place to the other by using buses and trains, but lots of time would be wasted while you are travelling on transport.”

“It was bad that we didn’t think about transport duration. Buchou wanted to go everywhere, so we lost the time to go to the Nijou-jou which we were planning to see last. So she was stomping her foot at the railway station.”

When Akeno-san said that with a small laugh, Buchou’s face turned red.

“Mou, you promised me you wouldn’t say that remember? I was in high spirits. For a Japan lover like me, it was Kyoto that I admired so much. So I had my eyes taken by the town and souvenir shops more than necessary.”

Buchou started talking about her memories. She must have enjoyed Kyoto a lot.

“Hadn’t you been to Kyoto before the school trip? You could have used the transport magic circle.”

When I said that Buchou says “no no” with her fingers.

“You don’t understand, Ise. It’s good because you visit Kyoto for the first time on the school trip. And transporting using a magic circle? I won’t do something tasteless like that. It’s the Kyoto I long for, so I wanted to walk around with my own feet and feel the breeze with my own skin.”

Ah, Buchou’s eyes have started sparkling. Buchou becomes all dreamy when it has something to do with Japan.

She did say that she wanted to have a lifestyle going between Japan and the Underworld even after becoming the head of the house of Gremory. Oh yeah, Azazel-sensei said he will also come with us to the school field trip. He apparently wants to enjoy Kyoto.

After finishing her tea, Buchou changes the topic.

“The trip is important, but we also need to discuss about what we will do for the School Festival.”

“Ah, the school festival is also coming up. Our school doesn’t have that much time between the sports festival, school trip, and school festival and they occur consecutively. Thinking like that, second years like us will be busy.”

Yes, the school festival happens after the school trip. There are so many events in the second semester.

Buchou receives a sheet from Akeno-san and puts it on the table. Looks like we have to write the idea for the Occult research club and submit it to the school council.

“That’s why we need to discuss about the school festival now and prepare for it. If decided before hand, the third year and first year members can prepare for it while all of you are away. There are so many members this year so it will be a big help.”

It’s just like Buchou said. The school trip is important but we also need to focus on the school festival as well!

“School festival! I’m looking forward to it!”

Asia seems like she is looking forward to it. Asia likes these kinds of events.

“Yeah. I enjoy high school events too. The sports festival was also great.”

Even though her expression hasn’t changed, Xenovia’s eyes are sparkling. She also made a big rampage at the sports festival. Xenovia claimed first place for everything. After the sports festival, each sports club tried hard to have Xenovia join their club.

“It will also be my first for these sorts of things so I’m looking forward to it. I sure did transfer in at a good time! This is also the guidance of Michael-sama!”

Irina says that while making a pose to pray to the heaven. The Church-trio seems like they are really looking forward to the school festival. It might also have to do with the fact that they didn’t have any chance for these sort of things due to the customs of their religion.

“Last year….. Was the haunted house, right? I wasn’t part of the club then, but I heard it looked realistic and was a hot topic.”

I didn’t enter the haunted house, but one of my classmates did and said that it looked real. Apparently the ghosts which came out seemed real.

“Yes. We did use real ghosts after all, so it should have been scary.”

Buchou says that as if it is nothing.

“R-Real thing…..?”

When I asked, Buchou responds normally with a smile.

“Yes. I requested it to the Youkai, which don't cause harm to humans, to have them do the role of scaring people. Those Youkai were also troubled because they didn’t have a job, so it was good for both sides. Thanks to that, it was a great success.”

Buchou and Akeno-san started laughing like an Onee-sama.

“We were scolded by the student council afterwards. Sona-kaichou who was a vice-President at that time yelled at us by saying ‘Using the real thing is more than just ignoring the rules!’”

Akeno-san, I also think you guys ignored the rules…..

“Then will it be the haunted house again this year? Or should we do a circus show involving a Vampire-in-a-box?”

Gasper made a weird face and started hitting my head.

“Senpai is a meanie! You always use me as a joke!”

Playing with your kouhai is the senpai’s privilege! I’m going to pick on Gasper like mad until I graduate. He is a valuable boy junior after all. I will look after him properly.

Buchou then started thinking about my suggestion.

“Maybe we should do something new…..”

When Buchou was about to say something, our phones rang at the same time. Everyone knows what that means so we looked at each other. Buchou took a breath and said it with a serious voice.

“-Let’s go.”

Part 3

The abandoned factory within the town.

We, the Gremory group, and Irina made our way here.

The sun has already set and the sky is getting dark. There are several presences within the dark factory. And they are mixed with hostility and killing intent.

“-Gremory group, huh. You guys came fast.”

The one who appeared from the darkness is a man wearing a black coat. From the darkness around that man, black abnormal things with the shape of a human show themselves. It isn’t just a dozen. There should be about a hundred of those humanoid monsters within this factory. Buchou takes a step forward and asks with a cold tone.

“Khaos Brigade. –I presume you are from the Hero-faction? Hello. My name is Rias Gremory. I’m a High-class devil who was asked to look after this town by the Three Great Power alliance.”

Hearing Buchou’s greetings, the man smirks.

“Yes, I do know you. Sister of Maou. Our aim is to purify you devils and to save this town.”

He’s looking at us like we are garbage.

Yes, this guy is a member of the group called ‘Hero-faction’ of Khaos Brigade! Lately, this Hero-faction has been making small scale assaults in our town. More like there are many incidents where people from the Hero-faction are assaulting important places for each of the factions.

Lately we have been taking care of them. Our opponents have been humans in most cases….

Then two people appear next to the man. They are humans. A man who is wearing sunglasses and a man wearing a Chinese native costume. All three of them are foreigners.

And you can say the weird abnormal black things are their combatants. It seems like the Hero-factions are using that as their weapons. Even if they are combatants, they are so strong that Low-class devils can’t take them on. It requires you to have the power of a mid-class devil or higher, and luckily in terms of power we are between mid-class devils to high-class devils.

FLASH!

My gauntlet glowed red. The countdown was already finished so I Balance Break right away! I wore the armour and step in front as the vanguard. At the same time I took Ascalon out and gave it to Xenovia. Xenovia caught it and made a stance.

The two-main vanguards consists of me in Balance-Breaker and Kiba standing at the very front. A bit further away from us is Xenovia. Her role is to support us and at the same time attack the enemy as the vanguard.

The middleguards are Irina, Koneko-chan, and Gasper. They support the vanguards and guard the rearguards, and also do things like middle management supports. It is the role of Koneko-chan and Irina to defeat the enemies we forgot to take down.

The rearguards are Buchou, Akeno-san and Asia. Buchou is the leader as well as doing the supporting attacks. Akeno-san also supports us by attacking from the rear with her demonic-powers. Asia’s role is to send the healing aura to the vanguard if we were to take damage.

This isn’t the formation of the Gremory group, but the Occult research club when Irina is added. 3-3-3. I will fall back to the middleguard if I’m not in Balance-Breaker and have the role to support. It then becomes 2-4-3.

It was a different formation to that in a Rating Game. The Game forces you to move your comrades accordingly depending on the battlefield.

When the enemy saw our formation, the man wearing the black coat creates what seems like white flame from his hands.

Kiba who is next to me narrows his eyes.

“---! Another Sacred Gear possessor.”

I see. So this guy is also….

The members whom the Hero-factions sent were basically all Sacred Gear possessors. So they come at us by using the power which was bestowed to them from the ‘Sacred Gear programme’ that God left behind.

“This is a problem. Lately, we have been fighting Sacred Gear possessors.”

Buchou also made a sigh. But her eyes are filled with determination. The moment the man waving the flame approaches us…..

GOOO!

I lit the fire on my booster on my back, and made a dash right away from the start! At the same time I reflected the fire.

DOOOOOON!

They avoided immediately, but I was able to get rid of the abnormal combatants. The combatants disappear into the air when defeated.

Shit! I won’t be able to move as I want inside the building! Because of my power output, I will break buildings in this town and that will gather attention and will become a problem!

But for dodging my attack, they are quite trained! But they aren’t an enemy that we can’t defeat. We have the upper hand here by a big margin.

One of the main enemies then shouts.

“Be careful with the Sekiryuutei’s power! We will get killed from a single attack! But he won’t be able to move freely within the factory!”

So they knew. I can defeat most Sacred Gear possessors if I am able to hit them even once. And also…

I gathered the demonic-powers to my hand, and I shot it to the front while holding back as much power as I can!

DON!

Small-scale Dragon-shot! If my opponent is human, then this would be enough! Since the fight against Saji, I practiced shooting a shot for small scale battles. And this becomes very useful in battles which take place in this town! With this attack, I took down members of Hero-factions numerous times. It will be a lethal attack if hit…..

ZOON!

Dragon shot disappeared!? The moment when it was about to hit the enemy, it seemed like the shadow within the factory stretched and devoured my attack. No, maybe it was actually like that? The ability to control shadow?

The one who had done it was the man wearing glasses. So it’s that man’s Sacred Gear….

SWIFT!

Kiba goes slashing forward at godspeed. The holy-demonic sword swings down at the man wearing glasses but…… the shadow from before devours Kiba’s sword by moving fast! Then…..!

SPIT

From Kiba’s shadow, the blade of the Holy-demonic sword came out! Kiba twitched his body and dodged it. He then stepped back.

“--! The ability to release things it devoured from a shadow to another shadow as it wishes….. It’s not a direct attack type. It’s a defensive type which changes the flow of an attack. It’s a troublesome type of Sacred Gear.”

Kiba then says it while narrowing his eyes.

I got it now. When the attacks get devoured by that shadow, it comes out from a different shadow…. T-Then the dragon-shot I shot before is…….

BOON!

Along with the air vibrating, I felt my aura from the shadow within the building! When I looked, a red demonic-power shot is coming this way!

It’s target is… Asia! Xenovia who was slaying many creepy combatants sensed Asia’s danger as well.

“Hell no!”

I created another shot of demonic-power quickly and made it collide with the one heading towards Asia to have them cancel each other out!

BLOW!

The two shots collided and a bomb blast is created within the factory.

“I won’t let you lay a finger on Asia!”

Xenovia immediately acted as Asia’s shield and started guarding her. Thanks Xenovia! But when it becomes about Asia her response is insanely fast. But protecting Asia together is something we have decided. It’s also because she barely has any combat ability, but she is the key of the team and a valuable healer. We can’t let her get taken down in a team battle.

In the event that she faces danger, it’s decided that the one who can respond to her danger would defend her. This time it was Xenovia.

PUUUUUU!

Inside the blast, I saw something glowing in blue-light. When I looked……the one wearing a native costume is holding onto a bow which looks like it is made from light, and he was about to shoot!

Light….. This is bad! For us devils, power of light is very poisonous! And it’s an attack from a Sacred Gear with many mysteries! We don’t even know what kind of abilities that bow has! Even if I’m wrapped with the power of Sekiryuutei myself, it will be dangerous for my comrades who aren’t wearing any protection!

The arrow made from light was released! And it changed its direction in mid-air! So it has the ability to change its direction after being released!

SPARKLE! SPARKLE!

Several light attacks also came from the direction behind me.

“If it’s a light-attribute attack, then leave it to me!”

When I turned around, Irina made lights within her hand. Irina who is a reincarnated angel can use attributes of light. She cancelled the attack of the enemy by using the spear of light.

FREEZE-FREEZE! WIND-CUT!

The sound of something getting frozen. And also the sound of the wind!

Akeno-san released spears of ice towards the light-user without any pause. But the shadow from before stretched and devoured the spears. The ice then comes out from Buchou’s shadow, but Buchou dodged it as if it was nothing. You are so splendid, Buchou!

……Then the shadow appears around the light-user, and started to create a wall. Then many arrows of light come out from the shadow-wall. Also the fire attacks of the flame-user come out from the wall as well!

“Haa!”

I, the vanguard, responded and hit away all of the attacks……. So they can even attack from within the shadow, huh. From our eyes, the shadows are so thick and we can’t see the light-user.

“Gasper-kun! Did you get the data of it!?”

Kiba asks without taking his eyes off the enemies. Gasper who is a rearguard and who had been using a ‘device’ for the whole time answers Kiba.

“Y-Yesssssss! I-I got it! The flame Sacred Gear is called [Flame Shake]! And the defence-counter type Sacred Gear, [Night Reflection]! Lastly, the light-attack Sacred Gear is [Staring Blue]!”

Gasper has been finding out the Sacred Gears of the enemies by using the device Azazel-sensei created. The Sacred Gear scanner machine created by Azazel-sensei has been very useful lately. It’s very effective in a fight against Sacred Gear possessors. Until now, we got all the information of the Sacred Gears.

“Gasper. Once you finish, drink my blood.”

“Y-Yes!”

I had Gasper carry a small bottle with my blood in it. That’s so he can activate his Sacred Gear to stop time anytime he wants to. Normally in a battle inside the town, we make Gasper turn a section of his body into a bat and make it fly around the whole battle area. That’s so we can find if there are enemies hidden. Koneko-chan also uses senjutsu to search for the ‘ki’ in the areas. The two First-years also have the job to search around the area.

Gasper’s eyes are indeed powerful, but in the battle against Sacred Gears, it can’t be used that effectively……..

It seems like they know about Gasper’s ability, so when Gasper shows his glowing eyes and tries to face them, a combatant reacts and becomes the shield for the Sacred Gear possessors and keeps them from being ‘stopped’.

They know about my powers, and also about Asia’s healing ability. The reason why there is a light-user with them is because they probably predicted that it would be us, the devils, who would come to fight them…….

“The stronger we get, the more likely we would become their ‘target,’ and the methods to take us down would be researched thoroughly. Probably something like that, I think.”

Kiba smiles sarcastically.

Target……. Methods. And to research…… Then I remembered what Sairaorg-san said.

-No matter how much power you have, you will lose if you get trapped. They will aim for the slightest opening with full power.

A slight opening. Even though we are overwhelmingly stronger, we don’t know what will happen when we show them a slight opening.

First of all, that light-attack is troublesome. We are devils after all. Apart from me, my comrades will be in trouble if they get hit by it head on.

It seems like Kiba was thinking about the same thing as me, so he was looking at the light-user who is being protected by the shadow defence-type Sacred Gear. Then the combatants appear in front of the Sacred Gear possessors. Looks like there are still plenty of grunts left. How will we be able to get rid of that shadow? Defeating the possessor must be the best option, but the shadow will most likely stretch and defend him…….

And transferring my power to others needs to be thought out thoroughly in these circumstances. Everyone in our group is already strong, so they will turn into a monster of destruction if I transfer my powers. That’s why we can’t do that inside the town. We are invincible if we were allowed to go all out.

………………… There is no use for me to think about the hard things. I am the ‘Pawn’ who is also a vanguard after all. I will just follow Buchou’s orders!

Buchou then gave her orders.

“I will now give the orders to the vanguard team of Ise, Yuuto, and Xenovia. Ise will take on the flame-user. Yuuto, you aim for the shadow-user! And Xenovia will eliminate the grunts to make a path for the two of them! Middleguard and rearguard will support the vanguard with all their powers! We will eliminate all of the grunts!”

[Roger!]

Everyone responded and moved out all at once!

Xenovia moved forward and started annihilating the grunts! To be expected from a Power-type! Her power sure is different to others! After the grunts perished, Kiba and I saw our targets!

Kiba closed his distance with god-speed and started slashing at the wall protecting the light-user!

GULP!

The blade of his holy-demonic swords were devoured! After this, the holy-demonic sword should come flying from somewhere!

SPIT!

It then came out from my shadow when I was heading for the flame user!

“Ise! Dodge that and shoot the dragon-shot to the shadow!”

Buchou’s order! I don’t know whether I can but roger that! I dodge the blade of holy-demonic sword! Ha! I’ve seen Kiba’s strike many times and received that with my own body during our training! While dodging it, I shot out a red aura to the shadow!

DON! DON!

Oh! My demonic-power got sucked in!? I see! So when it lets the attack out of the shadow, that shadow will still be connected!

“Yuuto! The shadows are connected so the dragon-shot would come back at you! Cut the dragon-shot in half inside the shadow and make it explode before it appears!”

“Roger that!”

Following Buchou’s order, Kiba wielded his holy-demonic sword within the shadow!

DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

“Guwaa!”

Along with the sound of explosion, there was a scream! When I looked, the shadow-user was blown away!

“I tested to see what will happen if the attack explodes inside the shadow, but it seems like he couldn’t take care of it and it returned the explosion back to him. Even though he can change the direction of the attack, it seems he can’t change the impact of the attack.”

Buchou was putting on a smile of victory. What foresight! To be expected from our [King]!

While I was admiring her, an arrow of light was flying at me! It’s not blue! It’s a green coloured arrow!

“---!?”

I got shocked at the sudden attack. I somehow dodged it, but another one came from the direction where I don’t sense any enemies from! Everyone was also shocked at the sudden attack. Buchou then looked at the shadow within the factory.

“Looks like there is one more enemy. Using the shadow as intermediary, the enemy attacked from outside which is the safe zone. Even if we took down the shadow-user, looks like the ability will still remain for a short while……”

What! There’s more hidden enemies!? There are two light users then? So the enemy can snipe us through the shadows which we can’t see through! That shadow sure is convenient!

Ah, but the shadows perished. Looks like the ability died off because the possessor was defeated. Gasper then says it while looking at the device.

“A-Amazing! The data came out just from the attack now! That was the [Staring Green]!”

“I will take care of that one then. Koneko, follow me. You can search the enemies location with the ‘ki’, right?”

“……Yes, Xenovia-senpai.”

Xenovia leaves the factory taking the cat-eared Koneko-chan with her! Oh, I also have to do my job!

GOOOOO!

I go forward while igniting my booster on the back!

“Damn Sekiryuutei! Burn!”

The flame-user creates a powerful fire attack with both his hands, aiming at me!

GOOOOOOOO!

The fire comes at me……. But. Weak. It’s rather cold instead of hot. Raiser’s flames were hot even with the armour! Comparing it with Old-man Tannin’s fire would be comparing it with a match-stick!

“If you want to burn me, then bring a phoenix or a dragon!”

DON!

My fist cut through the enemy's fire and then went deeply into his stomach. A direct hit. The same time the flame-user went down, Kiba also defeated the light-user who is a bit away from me. We defeated all of the Sacred Gear possessors. That’s what we thought.

“Ngggggggggggggggh!”

The shadow-user who was defeated got up and screamed. Then a black thing started covering his body. The shadow spread even more and it started to cover the whole factory.

CHILLS………….

What are these chills I'm feeling…….? I felt a weird power from the shadows. How do I explain it…. I felt like a sudden change from him. Or it seems like he reached to something new…..

FLASH!

Then a light appeared below the shadow-user’s foot and a magic-circle was formed. It’s a magic-circle I have never seen before. It looks like a transport magic-circle but it’s not that of a devil. It doesn’t have the devils only symbol after all. Fallen-angel types? But I still haven’t seen that before. I have seen the magic-circle Sensei uses quite often, so I’m familiar with the fallen-angel type ones as well.

Then the shadow user’s gets enveloped by the light. After the flash, the shadow-user disappeared.



“Phew. Looks like it’s finished.”

I took a breath after the battle and removed my armour.

“Good job, Ise-san.”

I don’t have any wounds, but I still got healed by Asia. Asia’s aura is warm, and that alone feels like it healed me.

The combatants all perished. The remaining ones vanished as soon as the shadow-user disappeared.

“Go to sleep~ Go to sleep~”

Gasper moved his fingers in a circle and made the Sacred Gear possessors lose consciousness. It’s a vampire’s power. Gya-kun sure has a cute pose.

Buchou and Akeno-san created a magic-circle so they can send the two men captured to the Underworld. All that's left is for Xenovia and Koneko-chan to come back……

“We defeated him. We beat him up quite a bit, but we didn’t kill him.”

Xenovia returns while carrying a man on her shoulder. Koneko-chan is behind her. Oh, so you girls defeated him. As to be expected from Xenovia and Koneko-chan!

We also made that man lose consciousness. It’s a shame that we let one of them get away.

“Now the transmission to the Underworld is done. Well, we probably won’t get any information this time as well.”

We have been sending Sacred Gear possessors to the Underworld using the magic-circle, but apparently their memories while being in the Hero-faction have been erased. We send them just in case we can have them checked, but I think there is a high probability that we won’t get any new information.

It seems like they put a certain kind of technological programme on the Sacred Gear possessor’s memory when they send them to the crucial locations of each faction which deletes their memories. I heard that it is near impossible to retrieve the deleted memories.

It’s good that we can send them alive. It’s the basic rule to “Kill terrorists without any exceptions”.

Oh yeah. After the incident with Diodora, there was a change to my Sacred Gear. Especially to my Balance-Breaker. It took 120 seconds for activation, but now I can get into Balance-Breaker in 30 seconds.

Also the duration I can stay in Balance-Breaker also extended a lot. Now I can wear my armour for 2 hours per day. On good days, Ddraig said I would be able to go up to 3 hours. The limit of one transformation per day is also gone. If it’s within the range of my transformation duration, I would be able to transform as many time as I want.

The two things which were weaknesses of mine have been fixed quite a lot. That’s a major improvement. I’m seriously improving…… I heard that this was due to the phenomenon of the so-called [Juggernaut Drive].

But this is still nothing. I still haven’t caught up to Vali yet.

“But battling without breaking as much things as possible is something really harsh for our team which is the super-attack type.”

Kiba makes a bitter smile at my comment.

“It can’t be helped. We have powerful abilities, so if we don’t fight while suppressing our powers, then this town will collapse.”

Oh, yeah. There are people within the homes, so thinking like that we can’t destroy buildings. Even if this is an unused building, if we destroy it, people might realise about this incident.

“If we think of this as a rule for the Rating Game, then it would become a good experience. We did suffer once with this.”

It’s just like Buchou said. If we are going to do Rating Games in the future, then there would be games with different rules. If we get adapted to these types of battles, then it will become useful for the actual game. In reality, I think the experience in the match against Sitri has become useful. I can use the power of the Sekiryuutei to a good degree.

“But it certainly has become troublesome.”

Kiba says it while making a sigh.

“What do you mean, Kiba?”

“I mean that there are those who use special techniques amongst the Sacred Gear possessors who are sent to us. If we say it in a way of devils, then it means those who specialise in techniques and support-types started showing up. The ones sent first were all either power or wizard types. …… Have they started to grasp hold of our battle styles?”

If you mention it, the battles against the ones that have been sent by the Hero-faction have certainly increased in duration time. Their attacks were simple at first, then they started sending the ones with abilities which I can’t understand clearly about…… This time, the example is the shadow Sacred Gear.

“…..Sensei also did say it. That there are many unknown things about Sacred Gears.”

Buchou agrees to Koneko-chan’s comments.

“Yes, that’s why they devoured the power of Sekiryuutei and Holy-demonic sword using the ability from just before. They must have realised that if blocking the attack is impossible, then you can just do it with a different method.”

“U-Umm there is something I feel suspicious about….. Can I give my opinion?”

Irina asks.

“Yes, please.”

Irina starts saying her opinion with Buchou’s request.

“I think the actions of the Hero-faction are ‘weird’ if they came to research about us or to defeat us.”

“Weird?”

Xenovia asks and Irina nods.

“Because if they really are planning to defeat us, then I think they would have made battle tactics after 2 or 3 battles. Then they would attack us seriously in the fourth battle, right? But even in the 4th or 5th time they attacked us, nothing changed. I did think they are just being very cautious but…… How should I put it….. It seems like their bosses are doing some kind of experiment.”

“Experiments? Do you mean about us?”

Irina tilts her head at Akeno-san’s question.

“More like….. It feels like they are experimenting on the Sacred Gear possessors….. It’s just my gut feeling so I can’t express it properly…… They are sending their forces apart from this town which belongs to the other factions, so maybe they are just sending their forces to the places where the ones with strong abilities are at.”

Everyone became quiet at Irina’s opinion. Even I started to think hard about Irina’s opinion. I see. So you can see it from that way, huh. I thought they were just sending their forces to each force because they have them down as their targets.

……So there must be a reason why they make the Sacred Gear possessors clash with us.

“……A sudden change.”

Everyone put on a serious face when Koneko-chan said that. Wait, that is…!

“……W-Wait….. Don’t tell me….. Then the reason why Hero-faction send those guys to us is so they can reach Balance-Breaker?”

“But Ise-kun. That response that shadow-user showed before disappearing into the magic-circle….. Don’t you think it resembles it?”

I couldn’t disagree with Kiba’s opinion. That weird atmosphere that shadow-user had. It certainly seemed like he was trying to obtain something different. –So you are telling me it was Balance-Breaker.

“But can they reach Balance-Breaker just by fighting us?”

Buchou says it while sharpening her eyes.

“…..Sekiryuutei, the one who controls holy-lightning, Holy-demonic sword, Holy-sword Durandal and Ascalon, the time stopping vampire, Nekomata senjutsu-user, and also an exceptional healer….. Ise, from the enemies' viewpoints, I think they see us as irregulars and as very powerful opponents. More than winning or not, to humans fighting us is something not normal.”

So we are basically ‘rare-monsters’ with high EXP to them, huh! Ah, but she’s right. I had a start for my power-up by training with Old-man Tannin, and I reached this high by fighting the legendary youkai Sun Wukong and a Nekomata who uses senjutsu.

Though I needed Buchou’s oppai in the end…. The last stage of reaching Balance-Breaker is different for each person.

“But you can say that their methods are too forced and messy.”

Irina continues after Kiba.

“It feels like even if dozens or hundreds of their allies are killed, it would be okay as long as one of them reaches Balance-Breaker. We have so many opinions about them now, so I think they know that we are getting a grasp of their true aim.”

We couldn’t conclude our opinions, so it’s decided that we will leave for now. We activated the magic-circle and then returned to the base. When we took a breath after returning to the club room, Akeno-san started humming and singing while we were preparing to go home. She looks really happy.

“Ara, Akeno. You seem to be in a good mood. Did you find something which will satisfy your S-personality?”

Akeno-san then answers Buchou’s question with a big smile.

“No, that's not it. Ufufu. It’s tomorrow. I can’t help myself from smiling. The date. Tomorrow Ise-kun is my boyfriend.”

Yes, tomorrow is the day off and is the day for our date.

The atmosphere changed immediately, and it was scary that all of the girls were directing their killing intent at me…….

Part 4

We returned home after the battle.

“……How is it?”

Koneko-chan in cat-ear mode who came into my room and was getting embraced by my arms asked me.

“Yeah. It feels good.”

Koneko-chan was using her whole body and……was using her senjutsu on me.

Lately I get my fatigue taken away by Koneko-chan who uses her senjutsu on me. I get my external wounds healed by Asia, but I can’t get my stamina healed with it.

Koneko-chan controls the flow of the ‘ki’ to replenish my stamina so I don’t have any fatigue the next day. Apparently by controlling the flow of the ‘ki’ properly, the natural healing ability increases and the circulation of blood and things which are good for the body happen. Koneko-chan is trying hard to improve that.

Right now I’m having Koneko-chan use the ‘ki’ on me and it feels warm and good…….

I’m sure Koneko-chan is wearing a thin white cloth. Apparently it was given to her by Akeno-san because it purifies one's body and will be easier to use ‘ki’……. But this white cloth is so thin so I can feel the body of the woman directly.

Koneko-chan is small but she has a soft body so I again realise that she is a girl……. No, no! I shouldn’t think like that about my junior!

From her soft body, a warm feeling gets sent to my body and spreads to my whole body. It feels as if I am taking a bath at the ideal temperature and it feels so good. At the same time even the inside of my body is getting warm.

“………At the same time I’m removing the fatigue you have, the life energy which was consumed by [Juggernaut Drive] can be healed bit by bit if I use the healing-type senjutsu on you.”

Koneko-chan says that to me while smiling. Maybe the reason why her face is a bit red is because she is being embraced by me who is a man.

Like Koneko-chan explained the feeling, it feels warm inside because the life energy which was taken away is being healed bit by bit.

“Yeah, it seems like my life has been taken away quite a lot by the thing called [Juggernaut Drive]. I heard that I would be in danger at this rate.”

[At this rate you won’t live longer than 100 years.]

After the sports festival I was told that by Sensei. When I was unconscious, Sensei talked to Ddraig regarding my body.

Even if it was incomplete, due to the effect of [Juggernaut Drive] my lifespan was shortened drastically and I was finally told that I won’t live more than 100 years. In the battle from earlier, my life as a devil was shortened very much.

A hundred years would be plenty for humans but it is very short for devils. Buchou heard that and……she was crying afterwards. I couldn’t let Asia hear it. If she finds that out after we promised to stay together forever, I could see her falling into despair.

I was told that I would die if I go into that form, whether incomplete or perfect. After I was told that, my face remained pale for a while.

I was shocked. What was more shocking was that I would have to part ways with my comrades after 100 years and I was very saddened by that fact.

Well, it might be weird for a brat in his teens to talk about whether he was living more than 100 years or not. But when I had 10,000 years more to live and was suddenly told that I won’t live more than 100 years, the shock I received was huge.

I have only been a devil for about half a year, and that means I used up 99% of my life span you know? The shock I felt can’t be expressed in words. If it trimmed my life-span by a bit, then I would be fine but this time I wasn’t.

If I only have 100 years to live, then I won’t be able to fulfill my dream of getting a promotion and becoming a Harem-king.

Using the [Dividing Gear] was also forbidden. Apparently I will also die if I use it in this state as well. It seems like even absorbing the opposite power will trim down my lifespan so I won’t be able to do that anymore.

Using the power of the Sekiryuutei won’t be a problem, but by using the power which surpasses the limit will also start to shorten my life span.

It seems like Vali uses the enormous demonic-powers within him in place of his life and somehow manages that, but for someone like me who has barely any demonic-power would be………. Since I don’t have anything to use besides my life, I will get closer to my death when I use the power which surpasses the limit of a Heavenly Dragon. Now, using the power which surpasses the limit due to rage would mean death for me……

But Sensei also continued like this. “There is a way to return the lifespan lost bit by bit”. And that would be the healing method by senjutsu. Losing my lifespan is one of the consequences for using [Juggernaut Drive], and if the core of life energy is broken or hasn’t been broken, then by using senjutsu on my body it can gradually return back to normal.

“……There will be many people saddened if Ise-senpai was to die. ……I would also hate it if Senpai dies. That’s why I am doing this to retrieve the life energy which has been lost, bit by bit. ……..I will spend all my life trying to heal it…… So please don’t turn into that form again…….”

Koneko-chan says it with teary eyes as if she is begging me. I got a heartbeat! If you ask me like that, then I won’t be able to say no Koneko-chan!

“Yeah, I got it. I won’t make everyone worry about me anymore. But I don’t remember how I turned into that form so I’m not confident in it, even so I will make sure I won’t use [Juggernaut Drive] again.”

“…….Yes, please do.”

Koneko-chan then hugs me tightly. It feels like she is trying to say “Please don’t use that form again”.

I never thought that Koneko-chan who is a powerful and strong tongued girl would hug me like this when I first saw her…….But I’m so happy! Having a close relationship with Koneko-chan is fun.

And I don’t want to die before becoming a Harem-King. More like I don’t want to die before having sex with Buchou! I also want to have sex with Akeno-san, and I also want to work hard making babies with Xenovia! I even started thinking that it might be alright to have a relationship like that with Asia, so I don’t want to die before fulfilling those dreams.

When I was thinking about such a greed of mine, Koneko-chan put on a very red face.

“……Senpai, there is actually a much more faster way.”

“Hmm, how do you do that?”

“……..It’s Bo……Bouchuujutsu.”

Hmm? It’s a ‘jutsu[3]’ I never heard before.

“Bouchuujutsu? What is that?”

“…..A woman who specialises in using the ‘ki’ has to share her ‘ki’ to the man, and it heals the life core greatly.”

“Hmm, so there was a convenient ‘jutsu’ like that. Maybe I will ask you to do that next time.”

When I said that, Koneko-chan’s face became even more red, and she panicked. She then says it with a determined voice.

“…………………………U-Understood. B-But it is my first time, so……………”

………………….Huh? Her response is weird. Maybe I should ask her for more details about it. It seemed like something is going to happen because of my misunderstanding.

“…….Hey, I will ask you just in case, but how do you actually perform that Bouchuujutsu?”

Koneko-chan answers my question with embarrassment.

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“………The man and the woman……..have to become ‘one’…… It’s a ‘jutsu’ where the woman has to send their ‘ki’ directly to the man’s body…..”

---!!

HeyHeyHeyHeyHeyHeyHey!!

“That-! Is that sex!! Mugaa!”

I was about to say that loudly but Koneko-chan covers my mouth.

“Y-Your voice is too loud, Senpai.”

I nod my head while having my mouth covered and I had her remove her hand from my mouth. After taking a breathe, I said it with a small voice.

“Then that means Koneko-chan and I would have to…….. I can’t do that!”

This is outrageous! I never thought that Bouchuujutsu was to……..have sex…..!

“Are you dissatisfied with me….?”

Koneko-chan says it with sad eyes! Is it me or does she look more sexy than usual!?

“N-no, that’s not what I meant! Koneko-chan is my junior, and it’s still…..”

It’s still too early! But I didn’t say it. I knew that she would feel unhappy if I said that.

“I’m really grateful, but wouldn’t that lead to making babies….? Ah, but even if we are devils, it should be impossible between a former human and a former youkai.”

“No, the female Nekomata normally mate with the male of different race……. Mainly, it often happens with human males.”

The topic changed to the issue about Nekomata, but I think this is good. It’s better if we change the topic! Koneko-chan cares deeply about her comrades, and it scares me because it feels like she will give her virginity to me! She needs to fall in love with someone seriously and do that with the one she loves!

“Aren’t there any male Nekomata?”

My question to her. Yeah, I need to change the topic from sex to the population of the youkai.

“……The number of them are low, but there are….. …….But female Nekomata mate with males from different races due to the old teachings.”

So they have a tradition like that, huh. Even if she is a youkai, I wonder if they have different ways to keep their kinds.

“…….My kind is the rarest, so it’s certain that I need to leave offspring…… I have reincarnated to a devil, but I do want a baby…..”

…..I see. It would be normal for Koneko-chan to want to have a baby. When that time comes, I want her to make babies with the one she loves.

Hearing Koneko-chan’s thought, I was nodding my head. Koneko-chan then says it while acting hesitant. She seems shy but she has determined eyes!

“……My b-body and breasts are small….. But I still can have s-sex properly…… I can still make b-babies….. And if Senpai really does come into danger, then I would have to perform Bouchuujutsu by force……. I am already prepared for it…..”

NOSEBLEED!

I started to get a strong nosebleed. The erotic voice stimulated my brain immediately! No! You can’t do that Koneko-chan!

“K-Koneko-chan! Y-You can’t! You can’t turn into an erotic girl!”

“……But if I live in this house, it seems like I must know about those kind of things…… Lately that’s what I started to think…….”

Holy shit! Buchou and Akeno-san have finally even influenced Koneko-chaaaaaaaaaaan!

I put my hands on Koneko-chan’s shoulders so I can talk to her seriously. Please forgive me though as my nose is still bleeding! If a girl says that to me, no matter even if it is Koneko-chan, I can’t help but fantasize about it!

“Listen well, Koneko-chan! I have also said this to Asia as well! You shouldn’t compete with Buchou and Akeno-san! It is very bad if you start learning from the scene between me and the ‘Two-Great Onee-sama’! Koneko-chan has to always stay as Koneko-chan! Onii-san is very strict about those things!”

I understood that Buchou and Akeno-san’s erotic attacks towards me not only give me a huge impact but also to the other members! That isn’t good! Those erotic-attacks are overwhelming because they are being done by the two Onee-sama with erotic bodies, but if pure girls like Asia and Koneko-chan were to do that, then I……..! Then I would have my instinct blown away!

“…….But Asia-senpai is also trying hard as well……..”

Koneko-chan seems a bit disappointed. Looks like one more push would be enough! Wait, I have a date with Akeno-san tomorrow and what am I doing!?

“Koneko-chan! You shouldn’t copy Buchou and Akeno-san, okay? They are just bad influences!”

“She shouldn’t copy who again? I wonder what this is about?”


----!

…………..T-this voice…. When I turned around, my onee-sama was standing there with a smile while emitting a dangerous aura.

“……Bu…..Buchou.”

“Bouchuujutsu? The mating with other races? And I wonder what this bad influence is about?”

Y-You heard all of it!? I’m going to get killeeeeeeeed!

Even Asia was standing there behind her! When on earth did both of them return to my room!? During this time, they should be talking with the others in someone else’s room until Koneko-chan finishes her treatment on me!

“……Sob. So you will make babies with K-Koneko-chan…. I am always left out….”

Asia has teary eyes and she is totally misunderstanding this situation! Perhaps these girls heard the talk between me and Koneko-chan before entering the room, and have a total misunderstanding because they only heard bits of it!

“Koneko, you are done with Ise’s treatment, right?”

Koneko-chan also got scared at Buchou’s smile, and she just nods her head silently. Because of Buchou’s intensity, she left the room after saying “G-Good night” quickly.

Nooooooooooooo! Don’t leave me here Koneko-chaaaaaaaaan!

“I see. Now Ise. Let’s go inside the bed since it’s already late. But I won’t let you go to sleep until you tell us what you were talking about with Koneko. Right, Asia?”

“Yes, Rias-oneesama. You aren’t allowed to sleep until you tell everything, Ise-san.”

Both of them have some strange intensity in their words, and they then drag me into the bed!

Like this, my interrogation continued till late at night…… But thanks to Koneko-chan, my fatigue disappeared by the next morning.

Part 5

Next day. Day off.

I was standing at the convenience store near the station where we are supposed to meet up at.

It certainly makes you nervous when it is a date. My heart is beating so fast! My clothes are set properly. Even if we see each other everyday, I need to dress properly.

I look around. The town looks like it’s autumn, but the heat from the summer is still present. I’m wearing long-sleeved clothes, but maybe half-sleeved would have been okay?

When it was about to become 10 o’clock, the time we promised to meet at, a girl my age wearing a one-piece with a cute frill on it stops in front of my eyes…… Wait!

“A-Akeno-san……?”

“I’m sorry, did I make you wait?”

“N-No.”

I blinked my eyes… and my heart was racing.

Akeno-san with her hair down. Her clothes are those cute ones worn by girls her age. It is my first time seeing Akeno-san wearing boots! I actually thought she would wear sophisticated clothes more mature women would wear. That’s what I imagined. So this is how she dresses up when she goes out with Buchou!

Today Akeno-san is wearing cute clothes worn by high school girls! She looks the same age as me…. No! She may even look younger than me.

She looks even more beautiful than usual. No, Akeno-san is always beautiful, but today she looks exceptionally beautiful. No, rather than looking beautiful, she looks cute!

While my eyes were taken by Akeno-san’s cuteness…..

“I… I feel shy if you look at me like that. ……Do I look weird today?”

She asks me but I shook my head to the side.

“You look super cute! You look amazing!”

Akeno-san seems embarrassed but also happy at my direct opinion. She is usually the “Ara ara” Onee-sama, but today she is like a maiden! This is cheating!

“Today Ise-kun will be my boyfriend for the whole day. ……Can I call you Ise?”

Looking at me with those eyes and acting shy is really cheating Akeno-san!

“P-Please do.”

Even though my heart was racing I could only answer her like that, and Akeno-san put on a big smile after hearing that.

“Yay! Thank you, Ise.”

Her expression of joy was simply the best. Oh crap. A single expression from her is like a weapon! Then I felt someone's killing glare while I was feeling overjoyed! When I looked around…..

Hau!

…….I saw a crimson colour.

When I looked carefully, a crimson-haired person who is wearing a hat and sunglasses is looking this way from behind the telephone pole…… Ah, and also the blonde person who is wearing glasses with teary eyes. And a small built person who has cat ears growing out from the mask worn by wrestlers. And the suspicious guy wearing a paper bag on his head! And Kiba, who is dressed like he usually does, waves his hands apologetically to us.

Yeah. It’s Buchou and the club members. Did they decide to come and follow us while disguising themselves!?

…….Are they perhaps trying to secretly follow me and Akeno-san’s date?

“Ara ara. For checking on whether we are having an affair, they sure have too many people to check up on us.”

Akeno-san realised it as well and made a small laugh.

She then approaches me as if she wants to show our closeness to them. Ah, Akeno-san’s hair smells so nice……. It’s so hard to resist…..

CRACK

I heard a dull sound behind me. When I turned around timidly…… Buchou who is full with rage made a crack on the telephone pole!

……S-Scary. I will act as if I didn’t see that…..

“S-Shall we go then?”

“Yes.”

Like this, Akeno-san and I headed towards the town.



Three hours have passed.

During that time, Akeno-san was acting like girls her age. When we went inside the brand clothes shop, she would ask me things like “Hey, Ise. Do I look good in this?” and “Or do I look better in this one?” just like an ordinary girl. Her speaking manners are just like normal cheerful girls! Her usual “Ara ara” and “Ufufu” completely disappeared!

When we bought a crepe from the booth, she said “This is delicious, right Ise?”. We were holding hands while walking in the town, and the way she gripped onto my hand tells me that she is relying on me! My heart was pounding in my chest the whole time!

What I learned today is…… this person is insanely cute! P-Perhaps this is the side of her which she will only show to her boyfriend…..?

She is normally the Japanese beauty with an elegant and noble presence, and that’s the Akeno-san who is popular at school. With her elegant speaking manner and attitude, she shows all of us the way Onee-sama acts.

But right now both her speaking manner and attitude is that of a normal shy playful girl! Any guy would fall for Akeno-san if they see how she is acting now! No, the usual Akeno is plenty….. No, a very wonderful woman who can fascinate any guy!

But! But! The gap she has now and her usual self can one-hit KO any guy because of her cuteness!

I see. So if she has a boyfriend, then she would act like this during the date. She doesn’t have a boyfriend now and I’m just acting as the substitute for now, but Akeno-san will show this side of her to the future boyfriend, huh!

The moment I realised it, the more I started to become jealous of her future boyfriend! Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!! I’m really jealous of the guy who would make Akeno-san his!!

I started to get pissed so I decided to have so much fun with her that it will make her future boyfriend jealous of me! I took Akeno-san’s hand and declared it to her.

“Akeno-san! Let’s go to the aquarium and game centre! We need to enjoy ourselves today to the extreme!”

Akeno-san was shocked first, but she replies with the ultimate smile.

“Yeah.”

My brain went down with that single blow. Like I thought, Akeno-san is super cute today!!



“There are so many weird looking deep-sea fish aren’t there.”

Akeno-san said with enthusiasm after exiting the aquarium. Akeno-san and I went to the aquarium after having some fun at the game centre. The aquarium in the town is small but it has a good atmosphere.

Since the beginning of the date till now, I had been holding hands with Akeno-san. Every time we saw a funny looking fish, both of us pointed it out and laughed. Maybe from the perspective of others around us……we might look like lovers. That would be the best! A love date with Akeno-san! It seriously is fun! It will definitely remain as one of the best events in my life!

And there is a bunch led by the crimson-haired person who was following us…… they gave off intense pressure. I think I’m going to die after this date……

Akeno-san confirmed their presence after the crimson-haired group came out of the aquarium. She put on an adorable mischievous face, and we started running after she took my hand!

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Oh! Did something happen!?

She turns around and says it to me.

“Let’s shake off Rias and the others!”

What!? But I didn’t argue and started running as well.

Ah, Buchou and the others also started running after they found out we are running away from them! While being pulled by Akeno-san, we turned right, then left inside the town trying to lose Buchou and the others.

After a few minutes of running, we hid ourselves after entering a small road.

After seeing Buchou and the rest go past us from the shadows, Akeno-san and I came out to the road.

“Ufufu, looks like we lost them.”

Akeno-san stuck her tongue out and she seems like she enjoyed it.

Hehehe, I’m definitely going to get killed afterwards. I’m sure I would get over-killed……

Well, who cares. I’m okay with it as long as Akeno-san is enjoying it.

But because we ran without thinking, we didn’t know where this place is. How much of a distance did we run for?

Then when I looked around…..

I saw signs which said [Rest for ??? Yen] or [Night for ??? Yen]!!!!

T-There are just love hotels around us!!

We came into a wrong place! Maybe Buchou realised we ran into a place like this!

Crap! I’m seriously in deep shit! If we don’t get out of here quickly, I would get into serious trouble!

“A-Akeno-san! We definitely have to leave here or they will definitely misunderstand--”

It happened when I was trying to leave here quickly. Akeno-san was holding onto my sleeve……

“…..A-Akeno-san?”

When I turned around, Akeno-san who had a very red face says it timidly.

“…….I’m okay with it.”

…….Huh? Okay…….? W-What do you mean?

I was in bewilderment, but Akeno-san says it with a determined face.

“…….If Ise wants to go inside, then I don’t mind. …….I’m okay with it.”

………………

From my nose………blood flooded down.

S-S-SERIOUSLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY!!!

Eh!? Are you serious!? For real!? It’s okay!? It’s really okay!?

Are you okay with going inside the love-hotel with me!?

You don’t mean just to rest right!? It means we would do ‘that’ right!?

Akeno-san…….didn’t have her usual erotic face, and she was showing an innocent maiden’s expression!

OOOOO! Akeno-san! Your expression is so pure so, I…., I……!

Can you actually do it, Hyoudou Issei!? Your partner is Akeno-san! It might be the best chance there is!

While Buchou doesn’t have her eyes on us…….we will…….we will have our first time!?

Uooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!?

Buchou! I believed that my first sex experience would be with Buchou! But now it’s Akeno-san! I just received the best offer from Onee-sama!

It feels like I won’t be a man if I don’t take up the offer! It seems like Akeno-san is determined with it, so I think I won’t be a man if I stopped here!

Can there be anymore happiness if Akeno-san would be the one I will have sex with for the first time!?

Should I do it or not!? Calm down, me! I need to thank Maou-sama for this blessing! While I was about to make the ultimate decision of my life, there was someone who interrupted it.

“Geez, trying to make love to a woman at noon. You sure know what to do, Sekiryuutei-brat.”

Huh? Who is it? The one who appeared was the geezer wearing rough clothes and a hat. Behind him there was a man with a good build and the woman who looked diligent.

The woman was amazingly beautiful. Her silver hair was long and straight. I can tell it's silky just from looking at it.

Geezer. Don’t talk to me. I’m deciding whether to do it or not right now. Wait…….

Huh? I’ve seen this geezer before.

“Hohoho, it’s been awhile. It is I. I came here from the far North.”

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The eye-patched geezer said it with a lecherous smile. I remembered with his expression.

“Odin the geezer!”

Yes! He is the Chief God from the North! I haven’t seen him ever since the incident with Diodora.

“Hohoho.”

“W-Why are you here?”

Yeah, why is he here in Japan? For sightseeing? Isn’t that a bit of a rash plan while there is so much terrorism right now? That’s what I thought, then the woman butted in.

“Odin-sama! I would be troubled if you wander in a p-place like this! You are a G-God so please act proper!”

Oh. She started yelling at the geezer. Ah, is this person perhaps the girl who was wearing armour and yelling at Odin the geezer?

“Let me, Rossweisse. You are a Valkyrie who has to take care of Heroes, so you need to learn about these kind of places.”

“I am a Valkyrie who has no appeal after all. You two also shouldn’t come here during noon. You two are high school students, correct? Go home and study.”

Somehow, the Valkyrie called ‘Ross-whatever-her-name-is-san’ started being angry at me and Akeno-san as well.

Oh man. Looks like it isn’t the mood to decide whether or not to go inside the love-hotel anymore……. I regret it so much! I started crying within myself!

When I looked, Akeno-san was being approached by the man with a good build who seems to be the geezer’s escort.

“……Y-You are…”

Akeno-san has her eyes opened wide and she seems shocked. Someone familiar? She knows him?

“Akeno, what is the meaning of this?”

The man seems pissed. I can sense anger from his words. What intensity.

“…..It’s none of your business! M-More than that, why are you here!?”

Akeno-san sharpened her eyes and started glaring at him. The maiden side she had just before is completely gone. For Akeno-san to glare at him this much…… Who is he?

“That doesn’t matter! Anyway, get away from here. It’s still too early for you.”

He grabbed Akeno-san’s arm and tried to take her away somewhere by force!

“No! Let go of me!”

Akeno-san is fighting back! Hey hey hey hey! What are you doing to Akeno-san!

I grabbed the man’s arm quickly and made him release Akeno-san.

“I don’t know what’s going on, but let go of Akeno-san. Can’t you see she dislikes it? More like, who the heck are you?”

I ask with the attitude to fight. Then I received an answer I never imagined.

“I’m here as Odin-dono’s escort today. I am one of the leaders of Grigori, Barakiel. I am also the father of Himejima Akeno.”

…….He’s Akeno-san’s father.


Life.2 The Shitty Geezer from the North has Arrived

Part 1

“Hohoho, so I have come to visit.”

Odin the geezer is laughing loudly in the VIP room located in the highest floor of the Hyoudou residence. Apparently he had business in Japan and came to this town just to pass by. It seems like this place which is controlled by the Three-Great Power of angels, fallen-angels and devils is much safer than other places.

A god visiting my house…. Something amazing is happening, Grandpa who’s in heaven right now.

Everyone in the Gremory group has gathered in my house. Azazel-sensei has showed up as well.

The date with Akeno-san was cancelled like I thought. After that, we reunited with Buchou and the others, and we returned home bringing the geezer with us. Akeno-san was disappointed but she was more troubled about meeting her father. She became upset. She doesn’t even step forward and she has stopped smiling.

Akeno-san’s father, Barakiel-san, is also here but Akeno-san doesn’t even look at him. …….It seems the discord with her father is very deep.

Barakiel-san. I heard what kind of person he is from Sensei before. He is a warrior-type man who is also a very serious person. I hear that he is so strong that he is on par with Sensei. In terms of attack power alone, he is the strongest within the fallen-angels. He must be insanely strong then……

“Here is your tea.”

Buchou served Odin the geezer some tea while smiling. Fufufu. I got my cheek pinched really hard by Buchou just before. She said she needs to discuss something with me very seriously afterwards. I want to escape……..

“You don’t have to worry about me. But, it seriously is huge~. That one is also huge~.”

This shitty-geezer….. He looked at Buchou and Akeno-san’s breasts with lecherous eyes! I won’t forgive you if you touch them! Buchou and Akeno-san’s breasts belongs to me!

“Mou! Odin-sama, you can’t look at them with such a perverted gaze! She is the sister of the Maou Lucifer-sama!”

The Valkyrie person hit Odin the geezer’s head with a fan. Geezer started massaging his head with his eyes half opened. Is it alright to hit the head of the Chief God from the North with a fan? That Valkyrie person sure is amazing.

“Geez, you are so hard headed. Sirzechs’s sister is famous for being a beauty with a glamorous body, so it can’t be helped if I end up wanting to stare at her breasts. Oh, this one here is my escort Valkyrie. Her name is---“

“My name is Rossweisse. I will be under your care during our stay in Japan. Nice to meet you all.”

With Geezer’s introduction…..Rossweisse-san greeted us. She looks different because she isn’t wearing the armour from before but she sure is beautiful. Is she the same age as me?

She looks like a cool beauty who seems to be good at working even if she is so young.

“She is a virgin girl where her ‘Years she didn’t have a boyfriend equals her age’.”

Geezer gave us extra information with a lecherous face. Rossweisse-san starts to panic a lot.

“T-T-That has nothing to do with this! I didn’t choose to not to have a boyfriennnnd! I didn’t choose to still be a virginnnnn! Sob!”

Ah, she fell on her knees and started smacking the floor. Somehow she reminds me of myself so I sympathise with her.

I didn’t choose not to have a girlfriend either…….

But Rossweisse-san, I thought you were a cool beauty but right now there is a huge gap between your personality……….

“Well, the business world of battle maidens is also having a hard time. Even if there are those with looks, they are mostly those who are not outstanding. Lately the number of heroes and yuusha[4] have decreased, and the Valkyrie squad has been minimised because of the lack of funds, so even this one was at the corner of the room until before she became my escort.”

Geezer says that while nodding his head. Is that so? Hmm, I really can’t understand the World of the North.

Sensei then says it while laughing at the conversation.

“During the time when Geezer will be staying in Japan, it’s decided that we will be your guard. Barakiel is a back up support member from the fallen-angels side. I also have been busy lately, so I only have limited times I can stay here. During then, Barakiel would be looking after all of you in my place.”

“I look forward to working with you all.”

Barakiel-san gave a short introduction.

So we are going to be Geezer’s guard huh…..

“Geezer, don’t you think you came a bit early to visit here? The date of your arrival should have been few days ahead. The reason for your visit this time is so you can talk with the Japanese Gods right? Michael and Sirzechs would be the middleman and I would be sitting with you in the meeting…..right?”

Azazel-sensei asked while drinking green tea.

“That’s about it. And in our country there is a bit of trouble…. Actually there is a troublesome lad who is against my ways. I thought I should move things faster before he does something. That’s why I want to discuss several things with the Japanese Gods. Until now, we were basically unsociable to each other and we didn’t have any connections.”

Geezer made a sigh while stroking his long white beard. So the God from the North also has problematic issues of his own huh. Well it would be natural for each faction to have a trouble or two.

“When you mean trouble, do you mean that you have the Vanir after your head? I beg you so don’t start the ‘Ragnarok’ by yourselves, Geezer.”

Azazel-sensei puts on a sarcastic smile.

Hmm. There are so many special words that I don’t know what they are talking about.

“I don’t care about the Vanir….. Well, there is no point discussing it. By the way Azazel-boy. It seems like the Khaos-Brigade are increasing the number of those who can use Balance-Breaker. Scary it is. But I heard that those are a rare phenomenon?”

--!

We all became stunned and looked at each other. So you would go into that discussion! Like we thought, the reason why they had Sacred Gear possessors fight against each faction was to make them reach Balance Breaker!

“Yeah, they are rare. But there is some idiot who used the quickest, yet the most scary and easiest way by force to make the rare phenomenon happen. That is something that one who is knowledgeable about Sacred Gear would at least think of once, but it is something no one could do because you would be criticised by each faction. It’s definite that you would be heavily criticised whether you succeed or not.”

“What is that method?”

Sensei answers my question.

“Rias’s report is basically correct. The plan in which you will eventually succeed when you do it a lot. First you gather humans who possess a Sacred Gear by force. It’s basically abduction. Then brainwash them. Next you send the Sacred Gear possessors to the place which has strong foes gathered….the crucial places where superior beings reside in. You continue that until you have someone who reaches Balance Breaker. When they reached it, you summon them by force through a magic circle.”

So that shadow user reached Balance-Breaker after all…..

Sensei continues.

“These are things no faction can do even if they thought about it. If I, who has an alliance with the angels and devils confronts them and do the same things at crucial locations, then that will signal the start of a war. So no one wished for that. But they were able to do it because they are terrorists.”

So if you were to treat Sacred Gear possessors like that, you would be prosecuted by the other factions.

……Huh? I think I trained to reach Balance-Breaker in an inhuman way….. I had a monstrous dragon chasing after me during summer holiday…..

“Your face is saying that you reached Balance-Breaker in such a way, Ise.”

“Of course I am, Sensei.”

“But you are a devil. You are tougher than a human you know?”

“Even so, I almost died!”

“Aaah, well, it doesn’t matter since it’s you.”

“Aah! You try to settle the problem like that~! You are cruel, Sensei!”

Sob, I’m the only one who gets treated like this! I’m going to become a delinquent now!

“Either way, it’s the terrorists [Khaos Brigade]’s way to abduct humans like that and brainwash them to make them reach Balance-Breaker.”

“What kind of people do those kinds of thing?”

Sensei continues to answer my question.

“The regular Hero-faction members are the gathering of the great legendary yuusha and heroes-sama[5]. Their physical bodies don't lose out either even against angels or devils. They also possess Sacred Gears and legendary weapons. On top of that, they have reached Balance-Breaker, and on top of that they have a pushy Longinus which can even slay a God. From the reports, Hero-faction has a strong will not to lay their hands on Ophis’s snakes, so in terms of their power enhancement it still is unknown.”

Either way, the central members are super strong huh. More like, can heroes and yuusha-sama do such an inhuman thing?

“What are they going to do by increasing those who can use Balance-Breaker, now that’s the problem.”

Odin the geezer isn’t even putting on a serious face and says that while drinking the green tea. This geezer is quite the easy going old man. Maybe you can say he is a courageous person. Even in the battle from the other day, he went against the armies of Mid-class and High-class devils by himself. Something one would expect from a God.

“Well, this is something which is still being investigated, so nothing will start even if we discuss it here. Geezer, are there any places you want to go?”

When Sensei asked the geezer, geezer moved his fingers with a lecherous face.

“I sure want to go to the Oppai-pub!”

“Haha, you sure have good taste, Chief God-dono! Hell yeah, let’s go there right now then! Young girls from my organisation opened up a shop in this town for the VIP’s recently. I will invite you there then!”

“Uhohoho! To be expected from Azazel-boy! You sure know your things! Prepare me a big breasted one right away! I’m going to grope many of them!”

“Follow my lead shitty-geezer! Welcome to Japan! Do you want to untie their kimono obi[6]? That is something you must do at least once when you come to Japan! I will show you the Japanese-style!”

“I can’t wait for it~ I can’t wait for it indeed~!”

Both of them heated up, and left the room immediately! What perverted leaders! Can you believe that everyone!? Can you believe that person is a chief-God!?

And for such a lecherous Governor and lecherous geezer to be the leaders for their groups! Aaah, even Buchou has her hand on her forehead while twitching her eye brows~!

Please take me as well! That’s what I wanted to say, but I stopped myself from saying that. It feels like Buchou will get mad at me.

“Odin-sama! I..I’m also going!”

Rossweisse-san follows after them, but…

“You stay here. It won’t be a problem if Azazel is with me. You can stay put in this house.”

“No! I’m going!”

They had a conversation like that at the corridor, and she followed them. All of us in our group and Barakiel-san who are left behind made a sigh.


“Akeno, I would like to talk to you.”

I was at the kitchen located on the first floor. I then heard a conversation when I was on my way back to the top floor. When I was heading there….I witness Akeno-san and Barakiel-san having some kind of argument.

“Don’t casually call my name.”

Akeno-san’s voice is so sharp and cold that even I have never heard her like this before. She also doesn’t have her smiley face but instead she has an unpleasant face.

“……What is the meaning of this, that you are seeing the Sekiryuutei?”

Is this trouble about me!? This is harsh! The way he says that is old. I thought it’s rude to be eavesdropping, but I would be anxious about this if I were to leave.

“This is my life. Why do I have to have you comment about this?”

“I heard rumours. That he is a shameless dragon that fights eating woman’s b-breasts as his energy source. And he has another name called Chichiryuutei as well.”

Am I having Barakiel-san misunderstanding me!? Using the breast as an energy source!? That’s crazy! Am I having such weird rumours about me going around!? I held my head at the shocking comment.

[…..Uuu. Partner, give me a break~. How much more do you have to torture me…..]

Ddraig cries inside me. Shut up for a sec! This is also a life and death problem for me as well! I can stand being called Oppai Dragon! But how can I walk around the Underworld when there is a rumour about me eating woman’s breasts!?

[…….Uooooon! Uoooooon!]

Don’t cry Ddraig! I also want to cry!

Breasts are a side dish! They aren’t main dishes!

“I’m worried about you. I’m worried that you are……receiving embarrassing treatments.”

Ah, I see, that is certainly a way for a father who has a daughter to behave. More than that, Barakiel-san doesn’t seem like a bad person.

What happened between him and Akeno-san…..

“Don’t talk about him like that. Ise-kun is……lecherous, but he is a kind and dependable man. So you judge people by rumours and gossip. You are the worst. Like I thought, I can’t do something like…..forgiving you……..”

Akeno-san! She’s defending me! I feel happy. My eyes are getting soggy.

“I’m saying this as a father—“

Barakiel-san says up to there but Akeno-san talks over him.

“Don’t act like a father! Then why didn’t you come for me back then!? The one who left Kaa-sama[7] to die without helping was you!”

“………….”

Barakiel-san became silent with those words.

Then I, who was hiding behind the shadow, and Akeno-san’s eyes met.

“Ise-kun…… Were you listening?”

I was caught. No, it is my fault for eavesdropping…..

I came out while feeling awkward. Barakiel-san became enraged when he saw me!

“Ngh! Shameless! For a man to be eavesdropping! Like I thought, the rumours about you targeting woman’s breasts are true! I won’t let you eat my daughter’s breasts, damn Chichiryuutei!”

He has a big misunderstanding!

I want to cry! For Akeno-san’s father to have this kind of misunderstanding! But, since he is Sensei’s friend then misunderstandings like that should be cleared up……… Maybe it won’t! That person seems like he will find this kind of misunderstanding funny and he might add stuff to itttttt!

[What! You say Sekiryuutei eats young woman’s breasts, Azazel!]

[Yeah, that’s right. When he touches them, the women’s clothings are blown off, and when he talks their breasts start to talk. Be careful, Barakiel. Maybe Akeno’s breast might become the victim~. As if. Don’t take it seriously, Barakiel. Heeeey, can you hear me~?]

[Absurd……. He is like a monster who is a woman’s natural enemy which took real physical form….. A breast eating dragon….. A…Akenooooooo! Damn it! Sekiryuuteiiiiiiii!”]

I easily imagined something like that! It really seems like that could have happened! And it’s scary since half of that fits with the rumours!

“I won’t allow you to see e-each other!”

SPARKLE! SPARKLE!

Barakiel-san has holy-lightning running through his hand! Heeeey! What’s going on!? Am I about to be wiped out due to a misunderstanding!?

Akeno-san comes between me and Barakiel-san, and she embraces me as if she is protecting me.

“Don’t touch him. Please don’t take away this person from me. He is someone who is necessary for me……. That’s why disappear from here! You are not my father!”

……Akeno-san’s scream. Hearing that, Barakiel-san stops his holy-lightning, and then says it while closing his eyes.

“…….Sorry.”

When he apologised with such short words, he leaves from here. His back when he is someone with a good build…..looks a bit sad.

“Akeno-san…..”

Akeno-san hugs me tightly. It seems like she has some feelings she can’t tell me inside her.

“I beg you. Don’t say anything. …….Let me stay like this for a short while. Please, Ise…..”

Her voice was trembling with a cry.

…….I don’t know what happened between this father and daughter, but…..

I gently hugged Akeno-san.

Part 2

The next day we, the Gremory group, participated in the event in the Underworld sponsored by the house of Gremory.

“Yeah, thanks.”

It was a handshake and autograph event.

A huge row of people is made in front of us, and I give my autograph sheet to each kid while shaking their hands. The kids take my autograph which is written in my bad devil letters happily, then they shake my hand with a big smile….

“Oppai Dragon! Do your best!”

They say something like that to me.

Just seeing that makes me man-cry underneath my armour.

Craaaaap! I’m super happy right now!

I will continue to be an Oppai Dragon for these kids!

“Switch-princess’s oppai! Switch!”

“Kyaa.”

Buchou who was next to me doing autographs and handshakes made a small scream. A naughty brat was poking on Buchou’s breast!

“Oyyyyyyyyy! You can’t touch Buchou’s breaaaaaaast! This oppai belongs to me! You can’t!”

I warned the boy while crying!

You can’t touch it! Buchou’s oppai is mine! Other people can’t touch it!

“Mou, Ise. Don’t get jealous since it’s a little child doing it. I will let you touch them afterwards so calm down.”

Buchou says that while making a sigh.

Uuuu, that’s because, Buchou……. Buchou’s oppai has……

Yes, please let me touch it afterwards…….

Haaa…… So that means Switch-princess is popular as well. Ah, if I look carefully there are many woman lining up in front of Kiba. I’m so envious of him!

Kiba has the role of the “Darkness Knight Fang” who is the enemy from the television programme. His appearance is that of a leader from the enemy forces wearing chivalrous armour.

I was originally hoping to become that! My first dream disappeared due to the kids support, but Kiba has obtained the thing I originally wanted.

I don’t care! I’m Oppai Dragon no matter how you look at it!

And in front of Koneko-chan who is wearing a cute beastly costume, many of her ‘big friends[8]’ are lining up. Koneko-chan also has the role as the “Hellcat-chan” who is on the good side along with Oppai Dragon. Koneko-chan isn’t hating this role and was giving them proper responses.

What a pro! I saw the spirit of a professional coming from Koneko-chan!

We finished the autograph session and returned to our dressing room.

With this, the event has finished! It’s mission accomplished!

Man, I’m tired~. I deactivated my armour and returned to my base form. Then a staff member approached me.

“Ise-sama, thank you for your hard work.”

The one who came bringing a towel to me is…..the ojou-sama[9] with roll hair-style and who is Raiser’s sister, Ravel Phoenix.

“Oh, Ravel, thanks.”

I took the towel, and then wiped my sweat.

When Ravel heard that we would be participating in an event in the Underworld, she came to help us out.

“T-This is also part of my training! And I think giving dreams to the children of the Underworld is a wonderful job, that is why I am helping! I-It’s not like I am doing this for Ise-sama and the Gremory group!”

She says that, but she did her task very seriously.

I don’t quite understand her, but I think she is a good girl. When I first met her she had a very proud attitude, and I only thought of her as an ojou-sama, I didn’t like her because she looked down on me, but now she can talk to me normally.

Sometimes I feel a gaze of admiration from her….. Maybe I’m just imagining it.

“I started to think that giving dreams to the kids is not a bad thing lately.”

“All the children have their heads full about you.”

“Yeah. They came to shake my hand very seriously. So I felt that I need to protect their dreams seriously as well.”

Yeah, I don’t know how much I can do for them, but I’m thinking of being an Oppai Dragon for them as much as possible.

“Ise, it’s about time to return to the human World.”

Buchou comes into my dressing room.

“Ah, that’s right. Today, we have to guard Odin the geezer after this.”

That shitty-geezer keeps on asking impossible things since his arrival. He goes to an Oppai-pub, and hits on girls walking in the streets and he does whatever he wants!

I want to hit his head with a fan just like Rossweisse-san does, at least once!

“Yes, we need to return quickly. Good work to you as well Ravel. Thank you for today.”

“T-That’s all right, this is all for my learning.”

Ravel cheeks turn red when she was thanked by Buchou.

“Then, see you next time.”

“Yes, please call me for the next event. If you n-need me then I will definitely help you out.”

After having a conversation like that with Ravel, I returned to the human world with Buchou and the others.

Man, a handshaking session, I definitely want to do that again!

Part 3

The event in the Underworld ended, and after having been dragged around by Odin the geezer for his tour in Japan, me, Kiba, and Gasper of the men's team were battle practising.

GOOOOOOOOO!

I am in Balance-Breaker form and I have fire coming out of the thrusters on my back, and I am chasing after Kiba who is moving around in a zigzag at god-speed. Kiba who is a ‘Knight’ has faster legs than me. But…

[BoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoost!!]

I can go past him directly if I multiply my power and increase my dash!

The boosters on my back give the maximum output, and I close my distance with Kiba immediately!

GIIIIIIN!

Kiba wields his holy-demonic sword, and I made my Ascalon appear to block his attack!

GIN! GIIN! GIIIIN!

Both of us move in various directions while moving at very high velocity. During that time, he was wielding his sword while not showing even a slight opening.

……Shit. Fighting him using a sword will be disadvantageous for me. I started to get pushed back, and Kiba’s blade started to reach me.

The speed of the holy-demonic sword is increasing! I start to lose the sight of his blade with my eyes. When Kiba reaches his top speed, he will definitely come against me at once.

-So there is no option but to fight him with my fists while closing the distance to him even more!

GOOO!

I made the booster on my back go on once and went within his range!

A body blow from a short-range! Unlike me, Kiba has nothing on his body. In terms of defence, I have an overwhelming advantage. I also have higher attack power as well. If it hits, then my chance of winning will increase!

But…

GAKIN!

I heard the sound of metals colliding. Kiba made the pommel of his sword strike like a bowling ball, and he smacked my helmet from the side.

Maybe he foresaw my body blow, so Kiba used a counter on me!

…..Possibly due to being hit on my head, my consciousness and sight became warpy for a moment….. I had my brain shaken.

So if he can’t hurt me with a direct blow to the outside of my head, he decided to aim for the inside instead.

Kiba’s counter is very effective for close-range fighters. I have received it many times, and Xenovia also received it many times as well.

I’m always on alert, but I can’t predict how and where he will counter from because it always changes.

But I never thought he would use his pommel like that…. I thought that by closing my distance with him to where he wouldn’t be able to wield his sword it would stop him from responding to my attack…..

I can’t be hit with another hit like that, so I decided to leave my current position and step back. But…..

I had my foot frozen, and I had myself connected with the ground.

“-It’s the holy-demonic sword of Ice.”

Kiba has a sword made from ice within his hand. With this, I got my legs sealed and I won’t be able to escape!

SPARKLE! SPARKLE!

And another sword. In his other hand, he has a holy-demonic sword covered with electricity…

A holy-sword of lightning! So he’s planning to use that to electrify me inside my armour!

Then! I will also show it! My secret technique!

BAN!

A pair of red dragon-wings appear from my back! On both wings, there is a small claw just like those of a Pteranodon!

It’s a new thing added to me due to the influence of [Juggernaut-Drive]. I still can’t fly properly, but I can at least move them!

I moved my wings very precisely, and had the claws on my wings grasp hold of Kiba’s hands! Yeah! I caught both his hands!

“Your guard is down!”

I try to hit a strong blow to his stomach since his stomach is defenceless!

Even though his arms are sealed, he made a blade appear from his right foot, and he tried to kick with it! So you can create a sword even there!?

When my blow and the holy-demonic sword on Kiba’s leg was about to collide, a heavy sound was made.

“T-Time’s up~! That’s the end of the time! It’s a s-stop!”

Gasper was jumping around while carrying a large bell.

Kiba and I stopped our attacks just before they hit.

There is a time restriction for practice battle. Kiba and I draw ourselves back while making a bitter smile.

Today, it is a draw.


“There are times when I can’t keep up with Ise-kun’s training loads.”

After the practice, Kiba says that with a smile while gulping a sports drink.

After the practice battle, each of us do our own training.

Kiba is resting. Gasper is training by stopping a small sized robot flying in the air using his eyes. The robot is Gasper's personal use training item created by Sensei.

I deactivated my armour and made a bitter smile at Kiba’s words while doing a squat.

“Maybe I had an insane power released from me after going into [Juggernaut-Drive]. But I can’t use them anymore because I will die. But if Asia was to…… No, my comrades might be put in a dangerous situation. Even if I can’t use [Juggernaut Drive], that doesn’t mean I’m done for. –I will become stronger in another way. If I don’t have talent, then I can make it up by working harder. If I lack demonic-powers then I can make up with my stamina. I won’t give up. I heard that Sairaorg-san also obtained his place as the heir in the same way. If someone has accomplished that before me, then I can work even harder for it.”

Yeah, even if an idiot like myself had his life shortened due to [Juggernaut-Drive], there is no point for me to stay there and wait to rot.

I also can’t show the children myself in that situation either. If Buchou and Sairaorg-san’s match was to happen, the whole match will be broadcast throughout the Underworld.

I don’t want to show my pathetic side to the children.

“But in terms of speed, I can’t beat you Kiba.”

When I said that, Kiba shook his head to the sides.

“The instant dash you did when you used the booster on your back has the same speed as me.”

“Only at direct speed. Even if I close my distance with you directly, you dodge it the majority of the time. It seems like I would have to move around in a zigzag like you, but I still haven’t been able to use my booster properly yet. Right now, I can only move forward with it.”

“You have to get used to it. But in terms of power you overwhelm me. Also having Sekiryuutei as your opponent puts a lot of pressure on me, and I get chills every time your punch comes at me. No matter how many lives I have, it isn’t enough.”

Well thank you for that then. But it takes time for my attacks to hit him. Kiba also counters so I hesitate because I have to think how to attack him.

Lately me, Kiba, and Gasper have been training in this sturdy battlefield created by Azazel-sensei and Sirzechs-sama. It’s made in a certain basement in the Gremory territory of the Underworld.

Me and Kiba can’t train to our hearts content due to our abilities. If we get serious, we will destroy landscapes or fill the area with swords.

We were having troubles because there were only a few places we can train at.

Then we got a present from those two people!

Apparently it is a present because of our achievement for the incident involving Diodora.

We transferred from the magic-circle located at my house and came here. It’s made quite specially, so apparently it won’t be sensed by terrorists.

It seems like High-class devils who participate in the Rating Game have similar places as well, and we, who are youth devils, received it as an exception.

It seems like the ones who have this exception within the youth devils are us and –Sairaorg-san’s team.

Other members also use this place quite often. This time we wanted to do this with just guys, so we are the only ones here right now.

“We are getting stronger, right…..?”

I ask Kiba while doing a squat.

“Of course. I know this is rude to say, but you and I have surpassed Buchou and Akeno-san. We probably can overwhelm average high-class devils now. But, we can’t let our guard down.”

“Yeah, since my abilities and yours are known by many, it’s easier to deal with us right?”

Kiba nods at my words.

Yeah, my ability and Kiba’s ability was shown throughout the Rating Game which was broadcast throughout the whole Underworld. Since that happened, other high-class devils would make a counter plan or a proper strategy to defeat us.

My weaknesses are that I won’t be able to stand up against powerful attacks without balance breaker, and my power increase is easily sensed by other people. When it increases, the aura around my body increases drastically at once.

If the opponent senses “Ah, he increased his power”, there is a threat that they would avoid me or run away. It will be bad if they make me consume my stamina randomly.

To chase the opponent who fled away, destroying the battlefield would be okay, but if a special rule is created like the time in the Sitri match, I wouldn’t be able to do that easily.

Kiba’s weaknesses are that his defence isn’t that high since he has nothing protecting his body and also his legs. Legs are part of Kiba’s speciality, but it is also his weakness. He would be out if they aim for his legs. Nggg, like I thought, the Rating Game is really deep.

“For example there is apparently a Sacred Gear which slows down the opponents legs, so I would also be in danger if I were to encounter such a foe. It will be alright if I don’t get hit by it, but we won’t know what will happen in the actual thing.”

Kiba says that while drinking the sports drink.

So that is Kiba’s natural enemy huh. I also have a natural enemy as well. And that is a dragon-slayer.

“Even I would have to be on alert if I was to encounter a dragon-slayer.”

“You are right, so it would be dangerous if you were to be hit even once. There is also compatibility during a match, so if someone with a dragon-slayer were to show up then we will take them on. Though we would have to depend on Ise-kun for other opponents.”

I still haven’t received a dragon-slayer’s attack with my body, but it must really hurt just like the damage from light.

“W-W-W-Will I be of any use…….?”

Gasper asks while raising his hand timidly.

“In your case rather than fighting individually it’s more wise to fight while pairing with us isn’t it?”

When I said it while looking at Kiba, Kiba nods.

“That’s right. Gasper-kun’s power is adapted for supporting, so its real potential will be unleashed only when pairing with someone from the group. As long as we continue to live as devils, it is necessary to get adapted to team battles, so covering each other's weak points would be an obvious thing to do.”

“Well, becoming strong by yourself is good, but we won’t know how effective that will be against strong teams.”

“Yeah. Ise-kun especially needs to be careful since you are trying to become a ‘King’ by leaving Buchou in the future.”

“It would be Game-over if the ‘King’ is to be taken down, huh. Yeah, I know that really well. So I will get used to team battles as soon as I can. Though it might be good if I can fight like Sairaorg-san by the ‘King’ stepping forward and fighting.”

“But if a strategy was made to counter that….. We are also thinking of tactics to take on Sairaorg-san individually, but if we were to fight like how he does then we would be……”

“Out, huh. Man, this is hard! The world of devils that is! I got it then, when I become a ‘King’ I will think carefully about my actions besides certain times.”

Like this we, the men's team, gather here daily to train and discuss about game strategy. If I remain on saying “I don’t know!”, then my future ahead will be unstable so I study really hard about this with Kiba and others. Thanks to that, I’m able to discuss about these things pretty well.

“Looks like your knowledge about tactics had become sharper.”

Then a new voice is heard. When I turned around, it was Azazel-sensei.

“Here, I have some food. It’s onigiri[10] hand made by the girls.”

We, the guys, were in joy and stuffed them into our throat immediately. Yum! This onigiri has a taste of Asia. It has a ‘kind’ taste to it.

Sensei sits next to us who are taking a break and then laughs.

“Looks like your body is turning into good shape, Ise. I can tell that it is due to training a lot by the looks of it.”

“I won’t be able to become the ultimate ‘Pawn’ if I don’t get even stronger. It’s something I promised Buchou, so I need to fulfill that before I become independent.”

“Oh yeah, I heard. When the time comes for you to become independent from Rias, you are taking Asia and Xenovia with you right?”

He heard it from Asia? Or from Xenovia? Well, that doesn’t matter I guess.

“Well, yeah.”

“You did it.”

“Well, I don’t know how to put it, but I promised Asia I will always be with her. I want to stay with Asia too. I also think it might be fun to do devil’s business with Xenovia as well.”

I don’t want to separate from Asia after all.

Sensei then says it while roughly patting my head.

“One thing, Ise. If you are going to become a ‘King’ in the future, then there is one thing you must remember.”

“What is that?”

Sensei suddenly put on a serious face and says it.

“-It’s ‘Sacrifice’. During the game, there will definitely be a time when you have to abandon your ‘pieces’. How will you cope with it when that time comes? Your value as a ‘King’ will be tested then.”

“……So you are saying I should abandon the option to save them?”

Sensei shook his head at my question.

“You can save them. If you can save them, then you should do that. In real battle it is a serious thing, saving your comrades that is. –But it won’t be like that during a game. Since there is a transportation when you retire, chances of you dying are slim. That being the case, you may have to abandon a critically injured comrade, and move on to the next step.”

“……You sure ask me for a difficult option.”

I can’t abandon my comrades. If my comrades are in a pinch, then I would go and save them immediately.

“You have the greatest affections with your comrades in this group. And that will turn into an obstacle in future games. –Kiba.”

Sensei then moves his gaze from me to Kiba.

“Yes.”

“During the game, in the worst case, who would you choose between Rias and Ise?”

“I will choose Buchou.”

Kiba answers Sensei without any hesitation. Yeah, that’s the right answer. Even I would have hit him if he chose me instead.

I’m not the one who has to survive in the worst case during the game. That would be the ‘King’, Buchou. If the ‘King’ was taken down, then all is done for.

Sensei continues after confirming that.

“Other members also need to hold that determination as well. Maybe it’s because you guys are the Gremory group, but your love towards your comrades is strong. Your affections towards your comrades are amongst the top-class within the devils as well. That will be your weapons, but also your weak points. If other devils learn that “These guys won’t abandon their comrades”, then they will build their tactics aiming for that point. Continuing to lose the matches due to saving your comrades will lower your ratings. What you guys need in the future games is the resolve to abandon your comrades who go down in front of your eyes. Sona Sitri has shown you that during the game in the summer holiday. I’m not telling you to abandon your comrades during the real battle. But keep that in your heads during the games. Ise especially needs to understand that if you are planning to go independent. –The one who has to survive till the end in the game when you are the ‘King’ is you, and not your servant devils.”

-The resolve to sacrifice my future comrades, huh.

……Yeah, he’s right. I need to understand that. Even I, who haven’t become a ‘King’ yet, am suffering this much just by thinking of it, so I won’t be able to completely understand what’s going inside Buchou’s heart.

Buchou. Do you have the resolve to abandon me and Kiba? Can you do that? If Buchou can win the game, then I will happily give up my body.

I also need to hold that resolve in the future.

It’s frightening. The courage to make your comrades into sacrificial pieces…. I would want to somehow avoid that……

I will have to think about it. Until that time comes.

What will I have determined when I participate in the game as a ‘King’.

Wait, I have to promote before becoming oneeeeeee!

I’m talking big by saying that I will become independent, but I don’t know when that will happen! Vali said something like I will be able to become a high-class devil within few years, but I don’t know if that will happen.

Nggggggh! Going ahead towards my dream day by day! I’m thinking of going forward step by step without any lack of working hard!

But before that, I need to think about the game in front of me. I kind of understood what I have to do in Buchou’s game.

I took a breath, and then said it to Kiba and Gasper.

“Kiba, Gasper. It seems like we have to be resolved.”

Kiba nods.

“You mean the resolve to abandon our comrades who fall in front of us during the game right?”

“Yeah, we need to ---make Buchou win the Rating Games.”

Gasper also responds to my thoughts while having rice around his mouth.

“Y-Yes! That’s exactly right~!”

“That’s why lets be defeated while smiling for Buchou. Except we are to be taken down after giving it our all, and let’s be defeated while taking on the enemy head to head. We would look uncool if we were to show our back to our enemy. Let’s take them on face to face and fair and square and then be defeated.”

“Yeah.”

“Yes!”

That’s right. If we were to be taken down, we, the men's team, will go down looking cool. While protecting Buchou.

But more than that, lets win. We can’t discard the feeling of wanting to win.

Sensei was scratching his cheek next to us.

“You are saying something cool, but you know Ise? Can you do something about yourself when you fight women….? I know that dress-break and bilingual are effective, but if you just concentrate on using that, they will aim for that point. More like the weak point of it is easy to tell. If a half-naked woman appears, what will you do?”

“My eyes will be all over them!”

Sensei lowered his shoulders at my answer.

“This guy is useless. He’s definitely going to lose.”

E-Even if you say that if an erotic woman was to appear in front of me, I wouldn’t be able to calm myself! Ah, that’s why it is easy for them to aim at that and lower my guard.

Hmm, so I should get used to erotic things? Impossible! I won’t be able to charge ahead while ignoring erotic things in front of me!

That’s because we have to look, if there is an oppai in front of us!

Phew. Well, who cares. When I finished eating the onigiri I confirmed that Kiba and Gasper also finished eating and raised my spirit.

“Okay then, Kiba, Gasper! Lets do another round of sparring from the beginning then!”

Yeah! I shouldn’t think too much about it, and train for now!

When I tried to spar with Kiba once again, Sensei tells me to come to him by gesturing with his hand.

“Ise, come here for a bit.”

He had a lecherous expression. He thought about something again huh.

“What is it, Sensei?”

“The thing is, another prototype for the Oppai Dragon came to me again. Check it out.”

When I approached him, Sensei got something out of his pocket.

“W-What is this…..?”

The thing Sensei took out is…..a small figure.

“It was decided that Oppai-dragon was to collaborate with a hamburger chain in the Underworld. It’s a toy which comes when you order the kids meal. This one is the toy of you. This one here is the toy of Rias aka Switch-princess.”

It c-certainly looks like a deformed toy of me in a Balance-Breaker! This one here is the toy of crimson-haired Buchou! Haa, it certainly is made delicately. It looks cute.

“There is also a gimmick to it. You get a bonus when you collect both of them. When you poke on Switch-princess with your figure….”

Sensei moves the hand of the toy of me and pushed the breast of the toy of Buchou. Then….

[Iyaaan.]

-!?

Buchou’s voice echoed! What is this!? Isn’t this amazing!?

“Like that, it makes a sound.”

Sensei said it while putting his chest forward proudly.

“What is this!? I really want it! Uwaa! This will definitely be a hit product!”

I took the toys into my hand while my body was shaking.

Amazing! This is a sacred toy! Y-You can actually make these sorts of things!?

“Hahahaha, right!? Even Sirzechs praised that “It is a world-shaking toy!”! I love thinking about these kinds of things! Listen, if you want to become a high-class devil, then you have to value your ideas!”

Sensei who was laughing proudly looks so bright!

Amazing! I did think this person was a genius, but never thought that he was a genius of this calibre…..

Terrifying idea indeed. To make a business by using a single idea of oppai…. No wonder Sirzechs-sama would be in joy. The future of the Underworld is going to be bright!

The Governor of fallen-angels Azazel! To be expected from the charismatic fallen-angel! I think deeply from my heart that I was glad he wasn’t my enemy…..

“Listen, Ise. Oppai are filled with dreams. So lets show them to the kids. There are dreams which grow using oppai.”

“Y-Yes! A business using oppai is the best!”

I was making the toy cry out ‘Iyaaan Iyaaan’ continuously and then Sensei tells me with a serious face.

“Can I leave Akeno in your care?”

-!

I opened my eyes wide at the sudden request. Sensei continues as if he is telling me something.

“You probably know, but Akeno hates Barakiel and the fallen-angels. Since Barakiel came this time, she won’t listen to me as well. The only man who can talk to her properly is you. –If something happens, please support her. I can feel safe if it is you.”

“I don’t mind, but…… I don’t quite understand her situation you know?”

“Want to hear it? –Though if you hear it from me, I would talk as if I’m supporting the fallen-angels side since I’m the governor of the fallen-angels. At the same time if you hear it from Akeno it will be full of hatred. If you want to hear it, then hear it from Sirzechs or Grayfia. Those two will tell you from the proper perspective.”

I see. Akeno-san is part of the Gremory-group. It certainly might be better to ask those two who know about the servants of the House of Gremory.

Sensei continues on.

“…..I’m sure you realised it after living with her, but there is a part in Akeno where she is emotionally weak. Usually she acts as the admiration of the school students, one of the two great onee-sama who is covered with elegance. But when that is removed, the one there would be a girl similar in her age. The most obvious time was when you were defeated in the match against Sitri. The ‘Queen’ who has to be the most calm acted differently to that of the King’s tactics.”

I kind of know what he is saying.

Akeno-san is usually an elegant and confident onee-sama who says things like “Ara ara” and “Ufufu”. But at times she has a side when she acts as a maiden, and when that side comes out she looks very fragile.

She is a dependable onee-sama, and I think that the true Akeno-san is one of those girls around there.

That’s what I think, so I don’t know how accurate this is.

Sensei puts his hand on my shoulder and said it with sad eyes.

“There will be times when she shows those sides of her to you, so try to do something about it when that happens.”

“What do you mean by something……”

“This will test your ability as a man, Ise. It’s nothing much, girls will feel safe when you embrace them and kiss them once or twice.”

My ability as a man….. That’s something I’m most lacking at! If I was man enough, I would have done a threesome with Buchou and Asia who sleep with me every night already!

Am I gutless for not doing anything at the most important part……? I don’t want to admit it!

Even if I’m like this, I will be aiming to become a Harem-king! But, I will definitely make that true!

I will definitely become good at handling girls!

“Also about the [Juggernaut-Drive].”

Then Sensei started to talk to me about the [Juggernaut-Drive].

“I won’t use it. I don’t want to die after all.”

“Well, that’s obvious but it has awakened once, so I’m thinking of looking into the power of the Sekiryuutei from a different perspective.”

Different perspective? There is another way then?

“How would I do that?”

“Because of the influence of [Juggernaut-Drive], it should be in the state where the thoughts of the past Boosted-Gear possessors are released. I asked Ddraig, and found out that the negative feelings of them are trapped within the Sacred Gear. It is basically like a curse, and it seems like they are trying to use the power of darkness to control you and rampage so they can drain your life to the Sacred Gear.”

“T-That certainly is a terrifying story…..”

Negative feelings. A curse…… This Sacred Gear is more like a type of horror genre than I thought….

If I think about it, I still don’t know that much about this Sacred Gear. I just use it’s power basically. There are still unknown factors about it.

“They say that the families and people close to the past possessors have become unfortunate due to the curse. That’s why if you eliminate the curse……the negative feelings, then instead of the [Juggernaut-Drive], I made the logic that you might be able to attain a power that rivals [Juggernaut-Drive] without trimming your life. For that, you have to go deep into the consciousness of the Sacred Gear and release the thoughts of past Sekiryuutei’s from their negative feelings.”

“S-So I have to put to rest the fragments of the past possessors thoughts who are residing within the Sacred Gear, and then create a new powerful and safe power which isn’t a ‘Juggernaut-Drive’…..?”

“Well, that’s basically it. Putting to rest the thoughts of the past Sekiryuutei, try to do that. Ddraig, help him out with it.”

[Yeah, that’s okay, but the thoughts of the past Sekiryuutei are so covered in deep darkness that even I won’t be able to approach them.]

“The oppai dragon Hyoudou Issei-kun will do something about that.”

This is insane! I still have to test whether I can do that at all!

But I won’t be able to use the current [Juggernaut-Drive] anymore. Not just me, but it might make those around me unlucky so that’s even more reason not to use it. Looks like I have to believe in Sensei’s hypothesis, and find the new power that way.

“Ise. I believe in your chances. Each one of the past Sekiryuutei was devoured by the power. Your talent must be the lowest in history. But I believe you are the embodiment of possibility since you attained Balance-Breaker with a woman’s breast, and reverted back from a berserk state with a woman’s breast. Oppai Dragon! That’s certainly something. You know that it has been a while since a dragon reached such a unique name, right? Even if your physical body and demonic-power is lower than Vali and other legendary dragons, you can still get used to the power of Sekiryuutei and become even stronger in your own way. From now, show your actions with your efforts, guts, and unexpected ways.”

“Yes!”

Looks like I have to believe in Sensei, believe in Ddraig, and believe in my chances.

I will become stronger in my own way.

On top of that, rather than being used by this Sacred Gear, I want to achieve using it instead!

The man who understood about the Boosted Gear the most in the history.

I also think having such a title would be awesome.

After thinking that, I resumed my training with Kiba and Gasper.

Part 4

On a certain night after several days have passed since Odin the geezer’s arrival.

We, Sensei, Geezer, and Rossweisse-san were inside the wagon of the eight-legged warhorse called Sleipnir.

And we are flying if I may add! We are moving in the sky during the night.

Maybe its because the warhorse is big, but the wagon is also big.

Kiba, Xenovia, Irina, and Barakiel-san are flying outside as a guard. This is done so we can take on the terrorists immediately if they show up.

“The Japanese ‘Yamato Nadeshiko’ sure is good~. Geisha girls are the best~.”

This shitty-geezer Odin was laughing “hohoho” while putting on a satisfied expression.

Damn it!

Think of us, your guard! Lately, we have been dragged to various places in Japan with this giant warhorse. We went to the Kyabakura[11] located in the metropolitan area, we went to amusement parks, and also went to sushi restaurants. We were sightseeing Japan as the geezer wanted to.

Because we are under age and high school students, there were places we couldn’t enter, so we had to be on standby near the entrances!

Damn you, you shitty old maaaaaan!!

If he treated me to go into a Kyabakura, then I wouldn’t have had this much hatred towards him!

When I looked, all the group members had an exhausted expression. Beside me, Asia is leaning her head on my shoulder and is sleeping!

Akeno-san on the other hand is…….. It looks like her mind is elsewhere. She was emitting an aura from her body which is saying not to talk to her.

But taking care of the geezer sure is hard. When I get mad he says such things like “I’m deaf so I can’t hear you~” or “Azazel-san, is the oppai not ready yet?” and avoids me so obviously! He is indeed an outrageous old man!

But, this old man is an important guest. So we didn’t complain to him that much and followed him quietly.

“Odin-sama! It’s almost time for the meeting with the Gods of Japan, so please lose that mindset of being on vacation. At this rate you will be yelled at by other people when we return to our homeland.”

The past few days, Rossweisse-san responded calmly and followed Odin the geezer, but it seems like she is at her limit and is about to explode.

“Geez, you are a woman who doesn’t know how to lighten up. How about you relax a little? That’s why you can’t even get a single man.”

“This has nothing to do with me not having a b-b-boyfriend! I’m not s-single because I want to be!”

Aaaah, there she goes crying again. People from the North sure are hard to handle….. I hope they leave soon….. That’s what I started to think.

KAKUN!

HIHEEEEEEEEEEN!

Suddenly the wagon stopped, and the impact of the cargo stopping hits us!

Everyone lost their balance at the unexpected event!

“What happened!? Don’t tell me it’s a terrorist!?”

“I don’t know! Though when things like this happen it’s never anything good!”

Rossweisse-san and Sensei were on alert.

Before, I heard the cry of the horse. It means something happened to that big horsie.

When I looked out from the window of the wagon……Kiba, Xenovia and Irina were in battle positions while having Barakiel-san positioned at the centre.

I…I still can’t fly. I can have my devil wings appear but I can’t manage to fly.

I even had Sensei laugh at me— “It sure is funny that you attained Balance-Breaker before flying.” It seems like the sequence of order is the other way around normally.

I can make dragon-wings appear during my Balance-Breaker state. I can leave the flight control to Ddraig and somehow I am able to fly.

…….Looks like I need more training. I also need to practice flying as well. Even if I raised my powers, I will let the kids in the Underworld down if I can’t do that.

I opened the window of the wagon, and looked ahead with Buchou and everyone else. At the same time I started my countdown for Balance-Breaker.

I don’t know what will happen, so it would be good to be prepared just in case.

……Up ahead a young looking man is floating. He’s a good-looking man who has a bit of an evil looking eye.

The thing he is wearing resembles the robe the geezer wears when he is dressed up properly. Though the main colour of it is black.

Rossweisse-san who realised who that man is puts on a very shocked expression, and Azazel-sensei made a sound with his tongue. W-What is it…..? Who is he?

When the man lifts his robe, he made a smirk and talked very mightily.

“Nice to meet you everyone! I am the Evil-God of Northern Europe! Loki!”

…..E…Evil……God? Did he mean ‘God’? If he’s from Northern Europe, then is he from the same place as the geezer?

Everyone apart from me has serious eyes.

It seems like they are very shocked. It's as if their faces are saying “No, it can’t be.”

Sensei flaps his black wings and exits the wagon.

“……Loki.A Norse God.”

-!

Buchou says that next to me. God!? Seriously!? T-Then that means that person is a God from the same place as Odin the geezer…..

What did he come here for? Somehow it feels like it’s nothing good.

“If it isn’t Loki-dono. To meet you in a place like this. Do you have some business with us? On this wagon is the chief-God of Northern Europe Odin-dono. Your action is something done while knowing that, no?”

Azazel-sensei asks calmly.

The God called Loki then spoke while crossing his arms.

“Nothing much. Our chief-God left our organization to get in touch with other factions, and that is very painful to endure.”

……A declaration which sounds completely like a villain!

Hearing that, Sensei changed his speaking manners.

“You are quite arrogant to say that up front, Loki.”

His voice is also mixed with anger! Even if he looks like that, Sensei likes peaceful days, so he seems to hate those who come and selfishly disrupt the peace.

Hearing Sensei, Loki laughs with enjoyment.

“Fuhahahaha, if this isn’t the Governor-dono of the fallen-angels! Normally I wouldn’t want to meet you or the devils, but it can’t be helped. –Along with Odin and the others, you shall receive my punishment.”

“So it’s okay for you to get in touch with other factions? That’s contradictory.”

“It’s okay if it is to destroy other factions. I don’t agree about having peace. It is your religion which stepped foot on our soil and spread the bible after all.”

“……..There’s no point saying that to me. Say that to Michael or the deceased God from the Bible.”

Sensei replies like that while scratching his head.

“Either way, it is a problem for the chief-God Odin to negotiate with the Gods of the Far East. Then we won’t be able to have the day of “Ragnarok”. –What is it you wish to obtain by trading for the information regarding Yggdrasil?”

Sensei points his fingers and then asks.

“I will ask you one thing! Are your actions connected with the Khaos Brigade? Wait, if I remember, you weren’t an Evil God-sama who would answer honestly.”

Loki replies back without caring.

“I feel sickened that you would mix my opinions with those foolish terrorists. –I came here of my own will. And Ophis has nothing to do with this.”

Hearing that answer, Sensei loosened the tension in his body.

“……So you are not from the Khaos Brigade. But this is also a problem in its own way. I understand, geezer. So this is the problem that the North faction carries, huh.”

When Sensei looked towards the wagon, the geezer just got out of the wagon with Rossweisse-san. He activated a magic-circle under his feet, and he moves in the air along with the magic-circle.

“Hmm. There are still hard-headed people and that’s the current situation we are facing. There are fools like this one who come out like this.”

Geezer says that while stroking his white beard.

“Loki-sama! Your actions exceed your authority! Doing something like pointing your fangs towards the Chief-God! This is unforgivable! You should make an argument at the official meeting!”

Rossweisse-san changed from the business suit to armour immediately, and then said that to Loki.

But the enemy didn’t listen.

“A mere battle-maiden shouldn’t get in my way. I’m asking Odin. Are you still planning to continue doing something which is outside our Norse world?”

Geezer who was urged to answer replied back normally.

“Yup. Talking to Sirzechs and Azazel is ten thousand times more interesting than talking to you. I want to know about Japanese Shinto. They also have an interest in our Yggdrasil. After we make peace, I’m thinking of exchanging our cultures by sending out each of our messengers.”

Hearing that, Loki smirks.

“……I have confirmed your plans. Such a foolish act. –Let’s have a display of powers here then.”

CHILLS……

I suddenly felt uneasy. An overwhelming hostility starts to pierce through my skin!

The God Loki was releasing his hostility towards us……No, I can understand he is aiming his hostility at Odin the geezer!

“So, I can take that as a declaration of battle, right?”

Loki also smirks at Sensei’s last warning.

“Take it as however you want it to be.”

DOGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

Then, a wave hits Loki!

When I looked around to see what happened…..it seemed like Xenovia swung her Durandal. There is a massive amount of aura rising from the holy-sword.

“Victory goes to one who makes the first move.”

Xenovia says that calmly! You act too fast Xenovia! That’s such a head start!

“It seems like it didn’t work. To be expected from a Norse God.”

When I looked back after Xenovia said that….Loki was standing there as if nothing happened.

Are you for real!? Xenovia’s attack couldn’t do a thing!

“Holy-sword huh. It has impressive power, but it isn’t enough to take on a God yet. It’s no different than a gentle breeze.”

Kiba creates a holy-demonic sword in his hand, and Irina also creates a sword of light in her hand.

Loki laughs seeing that.

“Fuhaha! Futile! Even if I look like this, I’m a God. A mere attack from a devil and angel is nothing.”

Loki points his hand forward slowly.

My instincts understood that some unknown pressure is gathering at his hand.

Allowing him to shoot that is……bad!

[Welsh Dragon Balance Breaker!!!!!!!!]

-!

The countdown is over! A red aura envelops around me, and it shapes into armour!

Ddraig! I will leave the flying to you!

[Yeah, leave it to me.]

I got out of the wagon the same time my Balance-Breaker activated, and I charge forward in super-fast speed towards Loki!

[JET!!]

A sound echoes from the jewels, and the booster on my back ignites!

GON!

I close the distance immediately, and try to release my punch but it was dodged swiftly. My punch just passed his nose and misses! I then shout at the same time.

“Buchou! I will be using promotion!”

Receiving Buchou’s confirmation, I promote to the [Queen] right away! I felt power flow inside me!

“-Oh. That’s right. I forgot that the Sekiryuutei was also here. You have quite some power on you. –But.”

Glowing particles of light gather at Loki’s hand! I can tell just by looking at it! He is compressing overwhelming power and he is trying to release that at me! A direct hit from that would be bad!

“It’s still too early for you to take on a God!”

I shot my dragon-shot with my maximum power towards the wave of power Loki is about to shoot!

[BoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoost!!]

DOBAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!

The two forces collide violently, and blow up!

The explosive wind created by them comes at me and my comrades! Shit! He easily destroyed my full powered attack! So this is the strike of a God huh!

Red smoke dissipates from Loki’s hand. It seems like my dragon-shot worked a bit.

Loki saw that, and he makes a smile.

“……It’s not like I held back completely. This is truly amusing. It certainly makes me happy. So I will have a laugh then. Fuhahahaha!”

I’m not happy at all! If that wasn’t him being serious, then he is an opponent who would be very hard to handle by myself!

Taking on a God with the power of Sekiryuutei might be hard!

Buchou and Akeno-san spread their wings and came out of the wagon. Buchou is covered in crimson aura and she’s in a battle mode.

“Crimson hair. House of Gremory….was it? You must be the blood relative of current Maou. Two leaders of the fallen-angels, one angel, many devils, and on top of that the Sekiryuutei is with you. Odin, for a mere guard, this is a bit overboard don’t you think?”

“A fool like yourself ended up coming here. It turned out to be the right decision after all.”

Loki nods at the geezer’s words and made an even stronger smirk.

“Very well. Then I will call it.”

Saying that, he spreads his robe, and says it loudly.

“Come out! My adorable son!”

After a moment of silence after Loki’s shout… a rift is created in space.

What is it? Did he call something?

Nuuuuu…….

The thing which appeared from the distorted space is……an ash-grey dog! No, a wolf!

A giant wolf which looks like it is 10 meters tall appears in front of us!

CHILLS…..

Wh….. W-What is this….. This u-unreal pressure…..

The moment the wolf glared at me, my body was unable to move as if I was paralyzed…..

Next I felt a cold thing running through my body. I felt more; fear, killing intent, urges to run away, and sense of my heart being grasped than when I was confronting Loki.

…….Shit. My hands are shaking……!

When I looked around, not only me but other members of our group have their bodies shaking as well. Buchou, Kiba, and also Xenovia. Even our members who are daring are frightened at the unseen pressure that the wolf is giving out!

W-What is that wolf!? What on earth is that…..!

The wolf doesn’t show any sign of moving. It was just piercing us with its eyes.

[……Partner, he is dangerous. If you can, you should avoid him.]

Even Ddraig who is called the Sekiryuutei[12] is saying something like that.

So it means that wolf is such an opponent huh….. That wolf is definitely way stronger than Loki!

“This is bad….. You guys, don’t lay your fingers on that giant wolf! Ise, keep your distance from it!”

Sensei’s expression is so nervous that I’ve never seen him like this. The daring Azazel-sensei who didn’t even back down when taking on the old-Maou is saying that……

“Sensei! That wolf, what on earth is that?”

Sensei answers my question as if he can barely slip a sound from his mouth.

“-Fenrir.”

[-!?]

Everyone became shocked at Sensei’s answer, but also at the same time they seem to understand the reason for their trembles.

“Fenrir! Impossible, in a place like this!”

“……This is certainly bad.”

Kiba and Buchou both understand about the enemy, and they were on alert.

What is it? Though I do understand that it is incredibly dangerous.

“Ise! That is one of the worst and greatest creatures! It has the fangs which can definitely kill a God! If you get bitten by it, even that armour won’t last!”

-!?

That much!? So this giant wolf, is that dangerous! And it can definitely kill a God! Isn’t that cheating!? I understand now! No wonder Ddraig told me to avoid it!

Perhaps, we won’t be able to defeat it even if we were to go at him at once?

Loki says it while patting Fenrir.

“That’s right. You should be careful. This one is among the top-class of the worst monsters that I have created. After all, this one's fangs are something which can kill any God. I haven’t tried it, but it should be effective against Gods from other religions. It can give mortal wounds whether you are a high-class devil or a legendary dragon.”

POINT

Loki’s finger is directed at Buchou.

“I actually didn’t want to use the fangs of my Fenrir on those not from the Norse…… Well, having this child learn the taste of the blood of those outside the Norse world might be a good experience for him.”

-!

…..That bastard. Don’t tell me……that he’s….!

My bad premonition then became true by Loki’s mouth.

“-The blood relative of Maou. Tasting that blood will also become useful for Fenrir. –Kill her.”

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

Under the abyss night, the ash-grey wolf made a howl.

That howl was enough to make our whole bodies shiver, and it sounds so beautiful that our hearts were attracted to its howl.

SWIFT

A single flow of wind. The wolf in front of me disappeared from my sight…..

That moment, my body moved before my brain did!

[JET!!]

I won’t let you. I will never let you!

Buchou…… The woman I fell for, don’t you dare…..

“Don’t touch heeeeeeeer!”

BANG!

I dashed in front of Buchou before the wolf did, and I hit the wolf’s face who came at her with godspeed!

……………

Uwaa! I became shocked at my own decision!

That’s because I didn’t move my body with my head just now!

It’s just that the giant wolf was about to head towards Buchou, so my body told me that I must protect Buchou!

When I realised it, I had hit the wolf!

“Ise………”

Buchou also seems shocked.

“Bu…Buchou! Are you okay? Are you hurt?”

“N-No, I’m okay. Thanks to you protecting me.”

Phew. I became relieved and breathed out.

I don’t know what actually happened but it seems like I was able to protect Buchou. That shitty wolf was trying to bite and then kill my Buchou!

The wolf which I had hit looks at me with a fine face.

…..It didn’t work? Hahaha, this wolf is a tough one.

“Gough.”

H….Huh? I had just vomited out a blood. W-What….?

I then realised the weird change in my body, and when I looked at the area around my stomach….there was a hole in the armour.

The moment I saw that I vomited out more blood from my mouth. Then intense pain comes to me.

“Ise!”

“Ise-kun!”

Buchou and Akeno-san made a scream like cry.

My stomach is hot…… Ouccccch….. W-When was I wounded…?

When I looked at the wolf, the claws on its front left leg were covered in blood.

…..Did he also pierce through my armour just before I hit him……?

DAZZLE….

My body wavers while in air.

GRAB.

My body was about to collapse down but Kiba supports my body.

“Ise-kun. Let’s heal it immediately with Asia-san’s power!”

“Ise-san! Please come here quickly!”

Asia who is our healer says it while crying from the wagon. She’s creating a healing aura in her hands. She must be trying to send the power of healing to me.

“No, I won’t let you. Sekiryuutei, even if it was just for a moment you were able to follow Fenrir’s movement. This is truly terrifying. I will get rid of you before you become a threat.”

Loki tries to give an order to Fenrir again.

-Being attacked again will be bad!

I can’t dodge it! If I dodge then it will hit Buchou! I can’t do that! I will protect Buchou! I’m scared of dying! But more than that I can’t let Rias Gremory die!

“Lokkkkkkkki!!”

Sensei and Barakiel-san each released a spear of light and holy-lightning at Loki with maximum output.

“Even without using Fenrir, just two mere fallen-angels won’t be able to stand a chance against me.”

A magic-circle with an equation I’ve never seen before becomes his shield which expands throughout the sky.

Sensei and Barakiel-san’s attack was easily blocked.

“-! Norse magic! If I remember, their magic is more advanced than the magic of our religion! Just to be expected from the World that has greater magic and sorcery than our World!”

Sensei says that with disgust.

The two fallen angel leaders attacked at the same time, but it didn’t work……!

So this is a God huh!

“Then I will use the same magic!”

BIIIIIIIIN!

Rossweisse-san activated many magic-circles which had the same equation as Loki’s magic-circle, and released many attacks from them randomly! It seems like it’s a full-burst attack!

It has a shocking power output! So Rossweisse-san is also quite a fighter! She is Odin the geezer’s bodyguard, so it wouldn’t be weird for her to have that much power.

Amazing. That person, is she talented at things like magic and sorcery?

BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BAAAAN!

Loki’s defence magic-circles are activated around his whole body to defend him, and it easily blocks Rossweisse-san’s attack!

It’s even useless with the same magic!?

“Now, it is my turn.”

Loki tries to swing his hand to the side…..

Fenrir’s murderous intents increased along with it. Its emotionless and cold eyes are directed at us….

Koneko-chan and Xenovia step in front of the injured me and their master Buchou to act as our shield! Stop! It’s useless! That's a wolf that cracked open my armour! Both of you won’t be able to endure it!

-My comrades are about to be killed!

No! I don’t want that! At this rate we will be annihilated! I don’t want that! To end like this…..

While my head gets full with despair, a single light passes through my sight.

It went past the wolf at the speed of light….

[Half Dimension!]

KUBABABABABABAN!

The space distorts while having the Fenrir in the centre of it. Fenrir also has his movement sealed by the space distortion.

-But soon it bites and tears apart the distortion made in the space with its fangs.

A white-silver thing descends down between us and the wolf.

“Hyoudou Issei, are you okay?”

“Vali…..”

The one that appeared in front of us is the Hakuryuukou Vali!

That attack, I thought I had seen it somewhere, and it turned out to be this guy after all!

But that attack halves anything within its range. Just how powerful is that Fenrir who was directly hit by it and had his movement sealed for a second!?

“Oy oy, was the Oppai dragon wounded? Geez, he sure is a guy who I can’t tell whether he is strong or weak!”

The one who came from the side riding on a golden cloud is Bikou.

……Why are these guys here?

“-! Oh my, so it’s the Hakuryuukou huh!”

Loki smiles happily at Vali’s appearance.

“How do you do, God of Evil Loki-dono. I am the Hakuryuukou Vali. –I came here to eliminate you.”

Hearing Vali’s declaration of war, Loki makes an even more stronger smile….

“I am satisfied after seeing the Two Heavenly Dragons. –I will retreat for today!”

Loki brings the wolf back to him.

When Loki turns his robe, a big distortion is created within space, and it envelops around Loki and Fenrir.

“But, on the day of meeting the Gods of this country! I will come here once again! Odin! Next time, Fenrir and I will definitely tear the chief-God’s throat!”

When Loki and the wolf, Fenrir, disappeared my mind went off….

-I have been losing blood a lot lately….


……When I woke up, I was being healed by Asia.

A warm green light envelops me, and it took away the pain in my stomach completely.

“……Asia, thank you.”

I thanked Asia while looking in her eyes. Because I woke, Asia sheds a tear.

“Ise-san! I’m so glad!”

“….I can’t die while leaving Asia, right?”

I hugged Asia back who started hugging me.

“…..Senpai, I’m glad you are safe.”

So Koneko-chan also stayed with me. Since her hands are covered with ki, she must have been strengthening the natural healing ability within me.

“Thank you, Koneko-chan.”

I pat Koneko-chan on her head.

“…..Nyaa. Senpai…”

“Yeah. I’m okay now. –And where are Buchou and others?”

Only me, Asia, and Koneko-chan are inside the wagon.

“Rias-oneesama is talking outside with everyone. …….Also Hakuryuukou-san as well.”

-!

That’s right. Vali appeared at the end of the battle against Loki.

I lifted my body up slowly and left the wagon. It had already descended to the ground, and it was in the park near the Kuou Academy. Since it’s still night, there is no presence of people.

I walked towards the location of Buchou, Sensei, Geezer and everyone else.

I then heard Vali’s voice.

“To make Odin’s meeting successful, you will need to take down Loki correct?”

Vali says it without hesitation after looking around at everyone.

“You won’t be able to fend off Loki and Fenrir with just these members. And also because of the Hero-faction’s attack, the Underworld, Heaven, and Valhalla are in a ruckus. So they won’t be able to send more people to your aid.”

No one can argue back against his claim.

My eyes and Vali’s eyes met. Vali makes a bitter smile, and everyone looks at me after seeing where Vali was looking.

“Ise! Are your wounds okay?”

“Yes, Buchou. I’m okay now. More than that….”

I looked at Vali. When I looked Bikou and Arthur, the Holy-King sword wielder, were behind him. And also Kuroka as well. It seemed like they were looking at our response.

“Are you telling me that you will defeat him?”

When I asked with a low tone, he shrugged his shoulder.

“It’s unfortunate but even the current me won’t be able to take on Loki and Fenrir at the same time.”

…….And that’s your answer? You were talking proudly just now. He’s useless since he said he can’t defeat him by himself.

“But….”

Vali looks directly at me.

“It’s a different story if the Two Heavenly Dragons were to join forces.”

[---!]

Everyone including me became shocked at Vali’s suggestion! The ones who aren’t shocked are Vali and his comrades!

Of course we would be shocked! I never thought that he of all people would say that!

We became so shocked that we couldn’t speak and Vali continues.

“For this battle, I’m saying I don’t mind fighting alongside Hyoudou Issei.”



Life.3: The Joint Army!

Part 1

Next day, everyone gathered at the spacious hall located at the basement of Hyoudou residence.

We the Gremory group + Irina, Azazel-sensei, Barakiel-san, Sitri-group and…..lastly the Vali team which turned it into a place with awkward tension.

It feels weird to have Vali and Bikou present at my house. Buchou and others were against them coming to my house, but after hearing Sensei and Sirzechs-sama’s opinion, they agreed to it.

Sirzechs-sama, why did you allow these guys to come to my house?

Don’t tell me it has something to do with them saving Asia? –It can’t be.

More like what are their reasons for cooperating with us? What are they thinking?

He said he will eliminate Loki, but is that his true intention? I don’t get it at all.

Odin the geezer and Rossweisse-san are contacting their homeland from another room.

It also became a big problem for them since Loki came to Japan.

Now then, we have already started discussing about the countermeasures against Loki.

The Maou Sirzechs-sama is also aware about this case we are having. This has also been passed to the heaven and the fallen-angel side.

To make Odin the geezer’s meeting successful, it was decided for the Three-Alliances to cooperate and protect him.

So they are telling us to take on Loki with just us.

Our opponent is a God. But the biggest problem is the wolf he is carrying with him. Fenrir.

A real monster which has power surpassing that of its father. What I heard was that it has a power on par with the Two Heavenly Dragons before they were sealed, and even Sensei and oldman Tannin can’t beat it one on one.

Of course me and Vali who can’t pull out the full power of the Two Heavenly Dragons are no match for him.

Apparently by using Juggernaut-Drive we will have a chance to defeat it, but I will die if I use it, and Vali will end up using his demonic-powers and won’t last long enough to fight Loki. If it goes wrong Vali will also use his lifespan and die.

We might win if the remaining members fight putting their lives on the line, but there will be sacrifices.

I was told that it would be certain for several people to die in it.

Reinforcements……are something we can’t hope for. From every faction that is. The terror, where the Hero-faction are sending Sacred Gears users, is still continuing and each faction is in chaos because of it.

Each important area has the maximum alert on and it is a situation where they can’t send any of their man power to us.

If that’s the case, then we would have to find a way to win this battle while minimizing the casualties as much as possible. Since there is a countermeasure for it, the strategy meeting is still ongoing.

“First of all, Vali. What is your reason for cooperating with us?”

Sensei who is standing in front of the whiteboard asks Vali a question which we all wanted to know. Yes, we want to know the reason why this guy is helping us. It’s too creepy.

Vali makes a creepy smirk and then speaks.

“I just want to fight Loki and Fenrir. Bikou and the others have already agreed to it. Does this reason not satisfy you?”

He is a battle loving maniac. He must be crazy for wanting to battle that dangerous monster!

Hearing that, Sensei twitches his eyebrows with suspicions.

“Yeah, I’m not satisfied. But it’s true that we want you as our manpower. Right now we are in a situation where each faction can’t send their manpower to us because of the Hero-faction. There might be a connection between your team and the Hero-faction, but…. Due to your personality there is no way for you to cooperate with the Hero-faction.”

“Yeah, we try not to get involved with each other as much as possible. I’m still planning to fight Loki and Fenrir even if we aren’t able to get your cooperation. –Though if you don’t cooperate with us, then we will still battle them while dragging all of you into it.”

…..A threat, huh. If we cooperate, they will defeat Loki with us. If we don’t cooperate, they will attack us along with Loki in order to defeat him, huh.

“It seemed like Sirzechs was also thinking hard about this, but he said he won’t be able to turn down the offer of you who is the sole survivor of the descendants of Old-Maou. He sure is a naïve Maou, but I also think that it would be better to have you cooperate with us rather than letting you roam free.”

“Though there are more issues which we can’t come to an agreement with each other.”

Buchou says that after hearing Sensei’s opinion. It seems like she has some complaints, but since the Maou who is the King of devils said that, Buchou also won’t be able to talk back.

Sona-kaichou also seems to agree to this. Though her expression tells me she is very dissatisfied.

It must be easier to have them under surveillance rather than letting them free, but I don’t know if this guy will actually listen to us or not…..

If Buchou agrees to this, then I have to do the same. Well, if these guys show any suspicious movement, then I think I should be prepared to beat them at least.

Asia who is very honest doesn’t have that much suspicion towards them because they saved her once. Other group members seem to have some disagreement to this, but they came to agree to it.

Sensei then stares at Vali.

“Though he’s probably plotting something.”

“Who knows.”

“Though it won’t be a problem if we make it so that we can cut down any suspicious movements.”

“I don’t have any intents to do something like that, but if you were to come at me, I won’t go down doing nothing.”

Vali just smirks at Sensei’s words.

“….Well, lets put this about Vali away for now. Now, lets move on to the countermeasure against Loki. I’m planning to ask a countermeasure about Loki and Fenrir to a certain someone.”

“You are going to ask about Loki and Fenrir?”

“Yeah, there is this guy who knows very well about those guys. So I will have him give information to us.”

“Who is this person?”

I said that while putting my hand up.

“One of the Five Dragon-Kings, ‘Sleeping Dragon’ Midgardsormr.”

-! A dragon-king, huh. So what does that dragon-king have to do with all of this?

“Well, that’s an obvious choice, but will Midgardsormr respond to our call?”

Sensei answers Vali’s question.

“We will open the dragon-gate with the Two Heavenly Dragons, the power of the Dragon-King Fafnir, Vritra, and Tannin. We will just summon Midgardsormr’s consciousness over there. His actual body is sleeping in the depths of the ocean in North Europe.”

Hmm. So there is a way like that. So legendary dragons can do those kinds of things, huh.

“Is it me or am I…also included….? The truth is I feel pushed back because everyone else are monsters….”

Saji asks that timidly. He does have the Sacred Gear of Vritra after all.

“Well, I will have you come as one of the factors needed. Leave the majority of it to me and the Two Heavenly Dragons. Hold on until I get in contact with Tannin. I will go and talk to Shemhaza about the countermeasure for this. You guys stay on stand-by until I come back. Barakiel, follow me.”

“Roger that.”

Sensei and Barakiel-san leave the hall after saying that.

The Occult research-club members, and the student council are left behind. And also the members of the Vali team.

“Sekiryuutei!”

Bikou puts his hand up.

“W-What?”

When I ask, Bikou says it with a naughty smile.

“Can I go to the indoor pool below this floor?”

…………. I didn’t know how to answer back because he asked something which I didn’t expect.

Buchou takes a step forward, and points her fingers at Bikou.

“Hey. This house belongs to me and the Sekiryuutei Hyoudou Issei. I won’t allow you to do as you please.”

It seems like this house became mine and Buchou’s…… Well, her spoiled comments like this aren't something new so I guess it’s alright, but Buchou sure has a harsh attitude towards Bikou. Well, he is mainly an enemy so that can’t be helped I guess.

“Now~ Now~, let me use it. Switch princess—“

SMACK!

Buchou smacked Bikou’s head very hard! OOOOOOOO! It made a huge sound!

Bikou then talks back at Buchou with teary eyes.

“Ouuuuuch! What was that for! Switch-princess!”

“You! Because of you, I….am being called weird names in the Underworld!”

Buchou also has teary eyes. She is super pissed. She is about blow up.

Ah~, so you weren’t okay with that after all. If I think about it, the first one to call her that name is Bikou, and Sensei used that name after hearing that.

“Who cares. Oppai Dragon, I also watch that show. I’m honoured, since the name I gave is being used.”

Bikou just laughs loudly while having fun. He seems like he really is enjoying it deeply from his heart.

“Nggggggh! What should I do with you….!”

Buchou seems like she doesn’t like Bikou’s attitude and her whole body is trembling. She is enveloped in a red-aura and she has a dangerous atmosphere around her.

“S-So this is the last Excalibur! So amazing.”

“Yes. Vali got information from his personal connections, and when we compared it to the scroll passed in my family, we were able to find it. Though the location of it is a secret.”

When I looked at the place where the voice came from, Irina and Arthur were discussing about the Excalibur. Irina’s personality is useful at times like this. She opens up to others right away.

Next to them, Kiba and Xenovia seem to be listening to their discussions while being alert.

They must want to know about the holy-swords since both of them are swordsmen.

Then Asia pulls my sleeve. She’s acting hesitant.

“What’s wrong, Asia?”

“U-Umm…..”

Asia directed her gaze….at Vali.

I then realised what she wants to say.

“You want to thank him?”

Asia nods her head silently at my word.

The other day, Vali rescued Asia who was blown away to the dimensional gap. She must want to give him her gratitude. Mou! Asia-chan, you are such an honest and sweet girl! You are my pride!

Vali is dangerous, but I can’t decline Asia’s request.

I took Asia’s hand, and then stood in front of Vali.

Vali is sitting on a chair with his legs crossed and is reading a book which looks complicated.

“Vali, can I have a second?”

“What is it, Hyoudou Issei?”

When I urged Asia, she steps in front of Vali.

“U-Um… Thank you very much for saving me the other day.”

“Hmm? Ah. That was right. Well, I did it out of a whim. Lets not worry about it much.”

Vali just looked at us once, and then continued to read the book.

Yeah. Well, this should be okay then.

I took Asia’s hand to distance her from the bastard right away. I can’t get used to this guy after all.

Hmm? Then another pair of people came into my sight.

“………….”

“……Nyan.”

So it’s Koneko-chan and Kuroka, huh.

Koneko-chan is glaring at her sister while being alert and Kuroka on the other hand is putting on a bewitching smile.

“…..Ko…Koneko-chan’s sister is beautiful, but she is s…scary~.”

Gasper is shaking behind Koneko-chan’s back. Oi oi, Gasper. Don’t hide behind a girl.

Is Kuroka trying to pick on Koneko-chan again?

I approached them and went between the two.

“I won’t let you take Koneko-chan.”

I said it to Kuroka while looking at her straight.

Koneko-chan also grips tightly onto my hand and hides behind my back. Like I thought, she still doesn’t get along with her sister. I need to protect her.

Kuroka put on an astonished face for a second and then makes a naughty smile. It seems like she is looking at my face.

“Hee. It seems like your face became manlier since the last time I saw you -nya. Do people turn out like that when they reach Balance-Breaker? Or is it because you ‘experienced’ a woman’s body -nya?”

Kuroka gives a wink to me. S-She’s cute. She’s Koneko-chan’s sister after all, of course she will be cute. But I also can’t forget that she is also full of evil inside her.

But, but! Will Koneko-chan also become this beautiful when she grows up? Then she really will turn out into a beautiful woman! I started to become eager to look forward for it!

Oh…. My instinct turned into lecherous thoughts… This isn’t the time for it!

I shook my head! I need to protect Koneko-chan with my life calmly.

Lick.

-!

I took a step back at the sudden sensation! J-Just now, I felt a lick on my cheek!

When I looked, Kuroka has her tongue out flirtatiously.

“Hmm. Is this perhaps still a taste of a virgin -nya?”

“S-Sorry for being a virgin!”

Since it was a bulls-eye, I replied back angrily!

More like, can you actually tell that just with a taste…..? S-Senjutsu definitely shouldn’t be taken lightly! No, the one terrifying might be a Nekomata!

“H~ey, can I ask you one favour -nya?”

“What is it…..?”

“Won’t you try making a baby with me?”

“…………Huh?”

I became troubled at how to reply back at the sudden proposition. J-Just now, what did she say…..?

I was puzzled and Kuroka continues.

“You know, I want a child of a dragon. A child from an especially strong dragon. I also asked Vali, but he turned me down. Then, the only one left is you. Human-based dragon is valuable –nyan. And I can’t ask for more if it carries the genetics from the heavenly-dragon. I do want to leave behind a child~. That’s why I want someone who will give me their genes –nyan.”

……….

What is she saying…… M..M…My child……..?

She’ s saying the same thing as Xenovia. And unlike Xenovia, it seems like she is hiding something so it’s scary.

….B-But, are the genes of the Two Heavenly Dragons that valuable…..? W-Well, they are legendary dragons after all. Perhaps I can make a harem using that?

Hmm, I can’t imagine it! If one more person says that to me, maybe I can start a business by using my genes? This is very hard.

Kuroka continues.

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“Nyahaha, you will get a bargain if it’s now. How about we have physical contact until I get pregnant –nya?”

Deal! –That’s what I want to say but there is a loli-girl glaring from behind me, so I couldn’t say that.

Kuroka laughs with joy after seeing Koneko-chan’s reaction.

“……I won’t hand over……Senpai’s *mumble mumble*….to Nee-sama.”

I couldn’t hear what Koneko-chan said half-way through, but it seems like it reached her sister when I look at her reaction.

Kuroka made a big smile then waved her hands at me and Koneko-chan. She then went to Vali’s place.

-! Akeno-san is making a sigh at the corner of the room. She’s been like that ever since Barakiel-san came. The joint-forces….will it actually become successful?

“This monkey! I will eliminate you!”

“Try it! Switch!”

Ah, Buchou and Bikou are still fighting.

Part 2

After Sensei returned, me, Saji, and Vali teleported from the Hyoudou residence using the transportation magic-circle.

In order to summon that Dragon-King we talked about. Even though we made special preparations, we still need to succeed in summoning his consciousness.

The place we arrived at was….a white space. Is it those places used for Rating Game’s stadium and such? Even if I look around there isn’t anything remark------there was.

A huge dragon was waiting for us.

“It hasn’t been that long since we last met, all of you.”

“Old-man!”

Yes, it was old-man Tannin. Oh yeah, Sensei did say that we need the power of each dragon to summon Mido-whatever his name was.

“……So the one over there is Vritra, huh.”

Old-man Tannin looks at Saji. Saji himself was trembling over his whole body.

“D…D….Dragon……. A Dragon-King! The Ultimate-class devil……!”

It seems like his feelings were mixed with nervousness and admiration.

“Don’t feel nervous. Old-man looks scary on the outside, but he is a good dragon.”

“I..Idiot! He is the Ultimate-class devil Tannin-sama! To call him an o…o..oldman!”

What’s wrong with Saji…? I certainly do think old-man Tannin is great as well.

Saji then says it while pointing his finger at me.

“Ultimate-class devils are ranks that only the chosen ones can become in the Underworld. Add to that, the current top 10 rankers in the Rating Game are all Ultimate-class devils. The amount of contribution, the results in the game, your ability, you can finally reach that rank when you receive the best estimate value in all of those areas. For devils, it is the best ranking there is.”

Saji says that with a fervent speech. Haa, so he was that amazing, huh.

Ultimate-class devil. I also want to aim for it. But wasn’t the amount of contribution only possible when you have your own territory or something? Hmm, the road to become one will be hard.

“……Hakuryuukou. The moment you show a slight suspicious movement, I will bite you apart without hesitation.”

Old-man Tannin glares at Vali. Vali just made a bitter smile.

Sensei activated the spell right away and he draws his personal magic-circle on the ground. A light runs through it, forming a special symbol.

“But, will that guy actually come? Even I only met him two or three times.”

Old-man Tannin says that while making a sigh.

“If the Two Heavenly Dragons are here then he will respond whether he wants to or not.”

Sensei says that while drawing the magic-circle.

“Is he a difficult dragon?”

When I asked the old-man, he answers while narrowing his eyes.

“That guy basically never moves. He is one of the creatures that makes his movement at the end of the World. He’s sleeping till his role is to start. He has come up to the surface at times, but even at those times he continued to sleep. Several hundred years ago, he finally declared that he would continue to sleep until the end of the World.”

A dragon like that was able to become a dragon-king…..? I don’t know how they determine things at all.

But I did understand that he is hard to visit even if you wanted to. If he’s at the depth of the ocean, then there is no way to meet him.

“The base of the magic-circle is completed. Now everyone, stand at the location given.”

Being urged by Sensei, all of us stood on top of the points which have an unfamiliar symbol on them. Apparently the symbol below all of us represents the marks of the Two Heavenly Dragons and the Dragon-Kings. When Sensei confirms that we are standing in the points given, he uses the small magic-circle in his hand and starts to proceed to do the last input.

FLASH

The shallow light runs through the magic-circle and the place I’m standing on glows in red, and the one Vali is at glows in white. The one Sensei is standing on glows in gold, the one Saji is standing on glows in black, and the one old-man Tannin is standing on glows in purple.

[Each of them reflects the colour of each dragon.]

Ddraig explains it to me.

[They aren’t here right now but blue represents Tiamat, and the green represents Yu-long.]

Hee. The truth is I don’t even get it even if you tell me about the colours.

Then the magic-circle was activated. But there isn’t any response, and we stood there for several minutes.

Will the consciousness of Mido-whatever his name is actually come?

I became suspicious about this, but a projection of something starts to appear. The projection starts to form a shape above us….

I just dropped my jaw open because the vision keeps on expanding. When I looked, Saji had the same reaction as me…..

And……….

What appears in front of us is a gigantic monster which seems like it fills the whole space.

H…Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge!!

Uwaa, this dragon is bigger than Great Red-san!

He appears to be a huge dragon. Though its head is dragon-like the old-man, it seems like it has it’s lo~ng body in a coil.

So it’s a dragon which has a long skinny torso. Oh yeah, I did hear that there are western type dragons like Ddraig and the old-man and also that there are eastern type dragons which are long and skinny.

Maybe he realised I was in shock, so the old-man explains.

“This guy has the biggest body out of all dragons. It must have five or six times the mass of Great-Red.”

Th…..th….then it’s size is five or six hundred meters…….? It surpasses the category of a monster!

I was in shock and I hear a very loud weird noise.

[………………..GUGOGOGOGOGOGOOOOOOOOON……………………………..]

……Is this snoring?

Is this Dragon-san sleeping…….?

“Like I thought, he’s sleeping. Hey, wake up, Midgardsormr.”

When old-man Tannin calls out to him, the gigantic monster opens its eyes slowly.

[………This is a nostalgic pulse of a dragon. Fuaaaaaaah…….]

A single loud sigh. Wow, what a huge mouth! It’s so big that it can swallow the old-man easily!

[Oh, its Tannin~. It’s been a while.]

He has a very laid-back talking manner.

Midgard……sormr……was his name, right? He then looks around us.

[…..Even Ddraig and Albion are here. …….Also Fafnir……and Vritra….? Is it the end of the World?]

“No, it isn’t. We came here today because there are things we want to ask you so we summoned your consciousness to this place.”

Old-man Tannin says that, but……

[………….GU….GUGOGOGOGOGN……….]

Midgardsormr resumed snoring once again. This guy is useless! This dragon sleeps during a discussion!

“Don’t sleep! Geez, you and Yu-long never fixed your lazy attitude so I can’t stand it!”

Old-man gets mad. Midgardsormr opens its big eyes once again.

[…..You are always angry Tannin…… So what is this thing you want to ask me about?]

“I want to ask you about your brother and father.”

Old-man says.

“……His brother and father? You are going to ask him that? Didn’t we come here to ask him about the countermeasure against Loki and Fenrir?”

I asked about the doubt I had to Sensei.

“To begin with, Midgardsormr is a dragon created by Loki. Even though it had enormous power, due to its gigantic body and his lazy attitude, even the Norse Gods didn’t know how they can use him so they ordered him to sleep in the depth of the ocean. They told him to do something at least when the end of the World was to come.”

“S-So that’s why he is called the “Sleeping Dragon”……. He really is indeed a huge sleeping dragon.”

Midgardsormr answers the old-man’s question.

[So its about ‘Wanwan[13]’ and ‘Daddy’. Okay~. Daddy and Wanwan are beings I don’t care about anyway….. Ah, but Tannin. Tell me one thing.]

“What is it?”

[Aren’t Ddraig and Albion going to fight?]

He looked at me and Vali with its huge eyes.

“No, they aren’t. This time they are planning to defeat Loki and Fenrir by joining forces.”

It seemed like Midgardsormr smiled at old-man’s answer.

[Hee, interesting….. I was wondering about it because both of them are standing together without fighting.]

After saying that, he answered his question.

[Wanwan is more troublesome than Daddy. You would die most of the times if you were bitten by his fangs. But he has a weakness. The magic-chain Gleipnir created by the Dwarves can capture him. You can seal his movement with that.]

Wanwan, huh. Well, from the point of view from this dragon it would be a little doggy indeed.

“We have already checked that. But from the reports from the North, the Gleipnir didn’t work. That’s why I thought about getting another method from you.”

Hmm. I can’t keep up with their conversation. Well, it would be okay if other guys smarter than me can understand it.

[…..Hmm, maybe Daddy enhanced Wanwan. If that’s the case then ask the Dark-Elves living in the certain land of the Norse World. If I remember, their elder knows a technique to power-up the magic residing within the Dwarves' items. I will transmit the location of the place where the elder is living to the Sacred Gears of Ddraig and Albion.]

Sensei points at Vali.

“Send the information to Hakuryuukou. This one has an unfortunate brain so we are having a hard time.”

I’m sorry! For being an idiot!

“But Dwarves and Elves really do exist, huh.”

I spoke what came to my mind.

That’s because they are beings I only know from fantasies and movies. Well, if I say that, then it won’t be weird for them to exist if angels and devils exist as well.

“The majority of them hid themselves in the other world due to the major change in the human world. Small groups of them still live in a secret area of the human world though.”

Vali receives the information and then speaks.

“-I understood their locations. Azazel, activate the world map using the holographic vision.”

When Sensei opens his mobile phone and uses it, the holographic image of the world map appears from the screen. Vali pointed at a certain point. Sensei sends the information of it to his comrades right away.

“……Hou, you actually know that much.”

Old-man says it to Midgardsormr with admiration.

[Yeah. When I went up to the land, the Elves and Dwarves took care of me.]

Won’t it be a problem for this guy to come up? He’s too huge.

“-So how do we take care of Loki?”

Old-man asks about Loki this time.

[Yeah~. Daddy would probably be okay if you use Mjölnir against him.]

Hearing Midgardsormr, Sensei put his hand under his chin.

“In other words, we basically have to attack him normally, huh. But will the Thunder-God Thor lend us his Mjölnir if that shitty-geezer Odin asks him…..”

“I doubt Thor will let us borrow it. That is one of the weapons only Gods can use.”

Vali says that at Sensei’s opinion.

[If that’s the case, then ask the Dwarves and Dark-Elves I mentioned earlier. They should have received the replica of Mjölnir from Odin.]

“We are saved thanks to your knowledge, Midgardsormr.”

Sensei gave his gratitude with a smile.

[No no. Talking like this at times is fun. Now~, I will be going then. I will be sleeping again. Fuaaaaa~.]

Midgardsormr makes a big sigh. The vision starts to turn off.

“Yeah, thanks.”

It seemed like Midgardsormr’s big mouth smiled at the old-man’s gratitude.

[It’s okay. Wake me up again if something happens.]

After saying that, the vision turns off completely, and he has finally disappeared.

Midgardsormr. He was a huge and weird Dragon-King. Will I meet him again?

Like this, we obtained the information from the Dragon-King and we started our move.

Part 3

The next morning. We finished our breakfast and gathered at the hall in the basement. All of us and the Sitri-group aren’t going to school today. Well, we are planning to have the familiars disguise as us and have them experience the school life.

The decisive battle against Loki is closing in, so we have to take some rest. All the members of our group were feeling down because they were looking forward to school life. Everyone loves school after all. I also love it!

It seems like Sona-kaichou also felt frustrated that she cannot go to school. It’s probably because she is the Student Council President so she must feel that “Something might happen while I’m not there”.

Sensei then appeared while muttering.

He has a very unpleasant expression.

“Here is the present from Odin the geezer. –The replica of Mjölnir. Geez, that shitty geezer was actually hiding this thing. But that Midgardsormr, I can’t believe he actually knew about this.”

“Is it that amazing?”

When I asked, he explains it to me.

“It is the replica of the legendary weapon wielded by the Norse Thunder-God, Thor. This has the lightning of God running through it.”

Hmm, that sounds amazing.

“Yes, Odin-sama said he will lend this replica of Mjölnir to Sekiryuutei-san. Here you go.”

What I received from Rossweisse-san is……a normal hammer. It has gorgeous ornament and design on it though.

“Please send your aura through it.”

After Rossweisse-san says that to me, I insert my demonic-powers very strongly in it….

FLASH!

A single flash. After that, the hammer gradually starts to get bigger….

BANG!

It became a gigantic hammer which exceeds my height, and it dropped down on the ground. Putting the grip aside, the head part of the hammer became insanely big!

The whole hall shakes because of the impact.

…..It dug itself onto the ground because of its intense weight.

Funnnnnnnngh! I try to lift it with all my might but it doesn’t even budge.

So heavy! Maybe I can’t lift it unless I turn into Balance-Breaker state perhaps? But I don’t think I can swing this around as I want even if I am in a Balance-Breaker state……

“Hey hey hey. You put too much aura into it. Keep it down.”

Sensei says it while making a sigh. When I lowered my aura down like he said, it got smaller and became a size just right for my hands.

……But the weight hasn’t changed! Ngggggh! I can’t lift it after all!

“You should be able to lift it in your Balance-Breaker state. Anyway, just stop for now.”

I let go off the hammer after Sensei says that to me. Then it returned to the original size.

“Even if it’s a replica it has the power close to the real thing. Normally, it can only be used by God, but with Barakiel’s help we made it so even devils can use this temporarily. Don’t swing it around randomly okay? The whole area around this place will vanish because of the high energy of thunder.”

“Seriously!? Uwaa, scary!”

Hearing what Sensei just said, I backed down a bit. So he’s making me carry such a dangerous weapon.

Ah, but if I transfer my boosted power to this…..

Certainly, this is a weapon appropriate for the counter-measure against Loki.

“Vali, how about you beg that geezer Odin as well. Maybe right now, he might give you something special.”

Sensei says that lively. Please stop! It would just be scary if my rival gets any stronger than he already is!

But Vali himself just put on a fearless smile and shook his head.

“Don’t need it. I’m planning to master the power of the Heavenly-dragon’s original power. I don’t need extra weapons. What I want is something else.”

-!

…….His words just now. They pierced through my heart a bit. That’s right. He has overflowing talents. Even if he doesn’t work hard like me or gets any new power, he is already strong enough with his talent alone.

I was told that I would never beat him in amount of demonic-powers and techniques. Even his physical ability is high even without doing anything, and I on the other hand have to work hard to attain it.

I’m jealous.

The one who is my rival has qualities that greatly surpass mine.

……No, I think that there is my own way of growth. I will get stronger in my own way, and one day I will definitely beat Vali.

I can’t give up. I will definitely…..

“Bikou, good timing. I received a message directed to you.”

Sensei then looks at Bikou.

“Huh? To me? From who?”

Bikou points at himself and put on a doubtful face.

“-It goes “Fool. I will punish you as soon as I find you”. It was from the Shodai[14]. It seemed like he was looking for you with Yu-long.”

“T-That shitty geezer is…… So he found out about me being a terrorist. On top of that Yu-long too!”

Bikou started sweating a lot from his face with Sensei’s words and he turned pale.

Oh my, I never thought that this guy who is always laughing would become so panicked. Hmm? Shodai? I…Is he talking about the First Generation Sun Wukong…..?

“Bikou, should we go to your homeland once? It might be interesting to meet Yu-long and the First Generation Sun Wukong.”

“…..Don’t do that, Vali. Putting aside Yu-long who seems to be retired, the first generation geezer is a real monster. He can still be considered as active. That geezer, has mastered senjutsu and youjutsu completely so he is really strong……”

For this guy who bravely fought against old-man Tannin to get this scared…..

That old-man seems to be coming on the day of the battle, so right now he is on stand by in the Underworld. He’s such a good mental support so I’m happy. For the old-man to fight alongside us that is!

“Ah~, I will be reconfirming our strategy. First, we will wait for him to show up at the place of the meeting being held, then the Sitri-group will use their powers to transfer you guys to a different location along with Loki and Fenrir. The location of the place you guys will be transferred to is a demolished stone pitting site. The ones taking on Loki will be Ise and Vali. We will counter him with the Two Heavenly Dragons. The ones taking on Fenrir would be the other members of the Gremory team and Vali team who will use the chain to capture it. I will have you guys eliminate it after that. We definitely can’t let Fenrir get to Odin. The fangs of that wolf can crush a God. Even if it is the Chief-God Odin, he will die if bitten with those fangs. We have to stop that from happening at any cost.”

That is our plan. The Sitri-group will transfer us along with the enemy, then me and Vali will take on Loki. We are leaving Fenrir to the other guys.

…….Such pressure. My opponent is a God after all….. Even if Vali is with me, that doesn’t mean that I will be safe due to the enemy we are facing…… Hehehe, you really can’t tell what will happen in your life……

“Now, since we left the chain to the elder from the Dark-elves, we just have to wait for it to be completed, so what is left is…… Saji.”

Sensei calls Saji.

“What is it, Azazel-sensei”

“You are also important for this strategy. You do have the Vritra Sacred Gear after all.”

Saji becomes so shocked that his eyes were about to pop out at Sensei’s words.

“Pl…Please hold on a second! I…..I don’t have insane power like Hyoudou and Hakuryuukou!? I won’t be able to fight by taking on a God and Fenrir! I thought I just have to transfer everyone with Kaichou and others!”

He’s panicking. Certainly Saji’s ability is effective, but it will definitely be hard for him to take on a God and Fenrir.

Sensei made a sigh while knowing that.

“I know. I won’t say things like to fight in the front line to you. –But I will have you support your allies with Vritra’s power. Especially Ise and Vali who are fighting in the front line need your support.”

“S….Support.”

“For that you will need a bit of training. There is something I want to try out. Sona, I will borrow this guy for a bit.”

Sensei asks Kaichou.

“That is okay, but to where?”

“I’m taking him to the fallen-angels territory in the Underworld.-Grigori’s institute.”

Sensei has a cheerful face.

Ah, I know this face. It must be hell training.

This is from my experience, but those who get dragged into something when Sensei shows a cheerful face like that will see hell.

Only a few months have passed since I met him, but I have come to understand that part of Sensei.

“Saji, Sensei’s training is hell. I almost died in the Underworld as well. On top of that you are going to the laboratory institute. You are dead.”

I put my hands on my friends shoulder, and looked at him with pity in my eyes. Hearing that Saji gets even more scared.

“Hahaha. Then let’s get going Saji.”

Sensei grabs on Saji’s collar who is resisting, and he started to activate the magic-circle.

“Seriously!? H-Help meeeeee! Hyoudoooooou! Kaichoooooou!”

The magic starts to light and glow, and it envelops the crying Saji.

Goodbye, Saji. I will never forget about you!

Well, putting that aside, Saji will be our support? What is Sensei planning…..?

[In the battle against you, Vritra who was sleeping inside that boy started to wake up. It must have something to do with that.]

Ddraig says that. Ha~, I see. I’m looking forward to see what will happen.

“By the way Ddraig. Aren’t you going to talk to Albion?”

It’s a reunion after all. I thought there were going to be some conversation.

[No, there isn’t anything to talk about…… Right, white-one?]

Ddraig says it so everyone can hear, but….

[………. Don‘t talk to me. I don’t have a rival called Chichiryuutei.]

Albion’s response was a harsh one! Oh my!

[W-Wait! It’s a misunderstanding! The one who is called Chichiryuutei is my host, Hyoudou Issei!]

Ddraig tries to defend himself. Oi! Are you trying to put all the blame on me!? Wait, this is certainly my fault~!

[……To awaken by pressing b-breasts, and to deactivate from Juggernaut-Drive by pressing breasts….. This is so horrible that I want to cry, red-one.]

Albion’s tone is mixed with disappointment. Hearing that, ‘our’ Ddraig started crying.

[I also wept! My tears never stop! Uooooooon!]

[Sob. How did this happen….. We were supposed to be the prideful Two Heavenly Dragons…. Do you know how I felt when I saw a hero television programme which portrayed my rival as ‘Oppai Dragon’? …..Sob.]

…………

W-What is this…… The legendary dragons. The two dragons who were called the Two Heavenly Dragons are……crying.

I felt complicated at this situation, but Vali was also troubled on how to respond.

“……Albion, are you crying again? You were also weeping when we were watching the television programme which portrays Hyoudou Issei.”

Something like that happened…….? I made the Two Heavenly Dragons cry……

Vali then asks me while putting on a troubled face.

“-I’m sorry Hyoudou Issei. At times like this, how should I comfort him?”

“Like hell I know! Don’t ask me! As a start, I’m sorry! I am an Oppai Dragon after all!”

Geez! I don’t care what happens anymore!

While irrelevant things like that were occurring, we continued our preparations for the battle against Loki.

Part 4

While the preparation is progressing, me and Buchou were trying to confirm how the Thunder hammer Mjölnir works.

Then a magic-circle appeared, and a silver-haired maid comes out from it.

It’s Grayfia-san. She appears to be carrying documents.

“Ojou-sama. Here are the documents regarding the magical chain Gleipnir. On the day of the battle, it is scheduled for the chain to be sent directly to the battlefield.”

“Thank you, Grayfia.”

Buchou receives the documents from her and starts to look through them.

……Then I had something I wanted to ask them because both Buchou and Grayfia-san are here.

I then ask them timidly.

“U-Umm. Since Buchou and Grayfia-san are here, there is something I want to ask…..”

Grayfia-san looks at me with her cool eyes.

Sirzechs-sama’s ‘Queen’, and his wife. And she is also Millicas-sama’s mother.

“What is it?”

“…..U-Umm.”

I was a bit hesitant to say it, but I finally made my mind up and said it.

“It’s about Akeno-san. Why isn’t she getting along with her father? I don’t see Barakiel-san as a bad father…..”

Buchou and Grayfia-san look at each other. After that, Buchou finally spoke.

“…..It’s a sad past.”

Akeno-san’s mother was a miko[15] from a certain famous temple.

Her name was Himejima Shuri. It seems like Akeno-san used her mother’s surname.

Then one day, Barakiel-san flew near the temple Akeno-san’s mother was present at after being heavily wounded in a battle against enemy forces. Akeno-san’s mother saved the wounded leader of the fallen-angels, and she nursed him.

“Himejima Akeno’s mother got into a close relationship with Barakiel-dono during then. And she had a new life inside her.”

Grayfia-san tells me. Buchou then continues.

“Barakiel couldn’t leave Akeno’s mother and Akeno, so he stayed there while fulfilling the role of the fallen-angels leader. Even though they had a quiet lifestyle, they still had a peaceful life. –But.”

Their peace didn’t last long.

Her mother’s family got into misunderstanding that she was brainwashed by the fallen-angels leader with black wings, so they sent out a famous jutsusha[16].

Well, they could have been fended off with Barakiel-san’s power. But among the jutsusha, there were those who took a grudge against Barakiel-san after being defeated by him.

“Those jutsusha told the location of Barakiel-dono’s house to the ones who are in conflict with the fallen-angels.”

When Grayfia-san said that, Buchou put on sad eyes.

“He must have been unlucky. On that day, Barakiel was away from his home by chance. The enemy attacked the house where Akeno and her mother lived in without any hesitation. By the time Barakiel sensed their danger and arrived…. Akeno was saved because her mother protected her with her life. But Akeno’s mother was……”

After that, Akeno-san was told about how much her father……how the fallen-angels had many grudges from lots of people from the enemy forces. Then she was shown the truth of the world she lived in by having her mother killed right in front of her eyes.

“Since that day, Himejima Akeno didn’t hold any good views towards the fallen-angels. She then had regrets of her mother being killed and closed her heart to Barakiel-dono.”

I became speechless at Grayfia-san’s words.

……I never thought such an extreme thing happened…… It surpassed what I imagined.

A few years after that, Akeno-san, who was a half fallen-angel, was chased out from her house, and she became alone wandering various places and then she met Buchou.

“But you know, Ise. When Akeno became my servant and started her new life as a devil, she became brighter compared to before. Most of all, her view towards fallen-angels lightened after meeting you. ……..The thing about her mother passing away is something no one can fix, and Akeno should also know that deep in her heart. But Akeno isn’t strong enough to accept that yet.”

Part 5

“…………….It was all my fault.”

After hearing about Akeno-san, I told about what I heard to Sensei who was working in the VIP room just by himself.

And Sensei also started talking about it. –That it was his fault.

“That day, the one who called him out was me. There was a mission which could only be accomplished by him. That’s why I called him out recklessly. During that short time….. –I was the one who took away his wife and her mother from Barakiel and Akeno.”

“…….Sensei. Is that why you tried to look after Akeno-san in place of Barakiel-san?”

“………….”

Sensei didn’t stop working and he didn’t say anything.

Then there was someone who entered the room.

“Azazel, I have returned.”

It was Vali.

“Ah, so it’s you. How is it?”

Vali put his hand forward at Sensei’s word, and then activated a small magic-circle in the air.

This is….. The emblem carved on the magic-circle resembles the ones used by the Norse Gods.

“I learnt quite a bit of Norse magic. I should be able to withstand Loki’s attack for some time.”

What Vali is carrying in his hand is a book which he has been reading this whole time.

……Don’t tell me that he has been reading a book to learn Norse magic to fight against Loki? In this short time? …….His gifted talent in using his demonic-powers, huh. But for him to learn them in this short time……

Sensei nods after confirming that.

“Understood. ……..Okay, since I finished quite a bit of work I will rest for a bit.”

Leaving me and Vali, Sensei left the room.

Me and Vali are left behind. A weird tension passes through the room. Vali sat on the sofa, and I also sit on a chair far from him. He is reading the book from before.

Vali had been going outside with Bikou when he wasn’t needed. He basically comes to my house when needed. He probably doesn’t want to affiliate with us as much as possible. Well, that goes the same for us as well.

I was also about to leave, but I started to feel like talking to this guy for a bit.

I can’t think of anything to talk about, so I scratched my head and then spoke.

“……..You know, even if he is “Evil-God”, I still didn’t expect to fight a God.”

I didn’t expect any answer coming from him, but he answered my question, which surprised me, while reading a book.

“You should remember this. If there are good Gods, then there are also evil Gods. Well, there are situations when even good Gods can be seen as evil from different perspectives……”

“Evil God, huh….. Why does he hate peace? I’m a devil, but I feel satisfied just by enjoying my days with Buchou and everyone.”

Vali stops reading, and says it while looking directly at me.

“It means there are people who consider your so called peace to be a painful situation.”

-Pain, huh.

So does it mean the situation of enjoying life changes with the individual and the position they are in…..? That is something very sad. I don’t want to participate in a War.

Hmm, I feel people would become at peace after knowing the greatness of oppai.

“Is the current world we live in a pain to you?”

Vali looks up at the ceiling at my question.

“I just find it boring. That’s why I can’t feel anything but joy for this joint-battle.”

His mouth was lifted up so much that it scares me.

A battle-maniac, huh. He must really love fighting.

“It sure does make me hate it. Since there are many strong guys.”

“-But, because of that, this world is interesting. I will become stronger than everyone.”

Vali’s dream, huh. Even though he is the same Heavenly Dragon as me, his dream is different from mine.

“I….will become the ultimate “Pawn”, and I will be alright if I can become a high-class devil. I’m aiming to make my only kind of harem.”

Well, if I can aim for it I want to aim to become an Ultimate-class devil, but it seems like I need to do something in my own territory. Ah, maybe I can aim to make a big business with Oppai Dragon……?

Hmm, will it work!? Ah, but this certainly expands my dream.

“It certainly sounds like you.”

Vali was smiling.

“Ah, I still have one more aim.”

Yeah, I forgot the very important one. I said it while looking directly at Vali.

“-I will definitely surpass you.”

Hearing that, Vali put on a very happy smile which I have never seen before and then says it.

“Yeah, you should come up to the place where I am standing. It makes me happy as you get stronger. There was a time when I felt disappointed because you were a Sekiryuutei with no talent and who was weak, but you are trying to grow in a different way from all the Sekiryuutei until now. –You must be the first one to try to master the power of Sekiryuutei while communicating with Ddraig.”

Is it true, Ddraig?

[That is correct. I said it before, remember? That you are the first host to talk to me this much in the whole of history. –And you don’t drown too much in my power, you don’t rely too much on my power and you are trying to master the Sekiryuutei’s power.]

Vali continues after Ddraig.

“They were all hosts who used that very powerful and dangerous power as they wished. In the end, they drowned in Ddraig’s power, and perished in the battle.”

[You are the Sekiryuutei with the least talent in history. Your power and everything else is weak. –But.]

“You are the first Sekiryuutei who is trying to master the power of Sekiryuutei.”

Having Ddraig and Vali say that to me, I became a bit embarrassed. Is it just me or does it seem like you guys have higher expectations of me than I have of myself? That puts pressure on me in a different way.

Albion also speaks.

[Users like that are the most troublesome. When we oppose them, they don’t show many openings.]

Vali agrees at his comments.

“You are right. And just now I had a thought. –In the future it might be interesting to have a match similar to a Rating Game with my team and your team.”

A game between my team and Vali’s team, huh.

……Yeah. Yeah. Yeah! Somehow, that seems fun.

I’m not sure why, but only that match seems very fun.

“Hee. That seems good! I’m going to get stronger and get the best servants there is you know? On top of that they will all be beautiful women and beautiful girls!”

“Fufufu, then I shall be looking forward for that time to come and wait. Though it will seem like I would have to fight against the Gremory team first. –One day, lets battle each other.”

“Rias Gremory’s group also won’t lose to you guys. But don’t come at us like how a terrorist does.”

“Fufufu. I can’t promise that.”

I don’t know when that time will come.

But, I want to defeat this guy…..Vali.

“Yes, yes. It certainly is wonderful. I can feel the youth from you two.”

Wow! Odin the geezer appeared between me and Vali out of nowhere. Did he finish all of his business?

It seems like he was moved very much emotionally.

“The red and white of this generation are unique. The ones in the past were all wild horses. They rampaged in every location, they started the battle between the red and white selfishly while destroying the surroundings, and then died. They activated ‘Juggernaut Drive’ when they felt like it. Just think how many mountains and islands were blown away.”

Geezer says that while making a sigh.

Rossweisse-san who is behind him then says it.

“Certainly one of them is a lecherous dragon, and the other one is a terrorist which makes a very dangerous pairing, but you two are calmer than I thought. I thought fighting each other immediately is the way of the Sekiryuutei and Hakuryuukou.”

I’m sorry for being lecherous!

But it certainly seems like me and Vali are unique heavenly dragons. So what are the difference between our senpai[17] and us? Ah, perhaps the key to convince the thoughts of the past senpai lies there?

“By the way Hakuryuukou. Which part……do you like?”

Geezer asks Vali with perverted eyes. …….Don’t tell me this geezer is trying to talk erotic things with the Hakuryuukou?

“What are you talking about?”

Vali asks while tilting his head.

Then the geezer starts to point at Rossweisse-san’s breast, butt, and then her thighs.

“The women’s body part that you like? This Sekiryuutei over here loves breasts. That’s why I thought you also have a fetish like that.”

“Unthinkable. I’m no Oppai Dragon.”

Vali says that with a vexing expression. I’m sorry! This is all my fault!

“Now now, you are also a man. There should be body parts that you like in a woman.”

“……I don’t take interest in those kinds of thing that much. If I had to choose then it would be the hip. I think the line from their waist to their hip is the part which symbolises the beauty of a woman.”

When Vali answers like that…

“……I see. So that makes you a ‘Ketsuryuukou[18]’.”

When geezer said that……

[………N….Nuoooooooooon…..]

It seems like Albion was flooding his tears out.

I then say it to the geezer.

“Geezer, please stop. Right now, the Two Heavenly Dragons have entered their delicate season!”

Even I started to feel pity for Ddraig and Albion! Maybe these two received a shock which makes them cry for the first time in their life.

…….I’m thinking of treating Ddraig better from now.

“Albion, do not cry. I will listen to your worries anytime.”

That Vali just said kind words to his partner!

Everyone, the Two Heavenly Dragons have entered their delicate season.

“Such a pitiful dragon. Yes, maybe a fairy-tale will be made about a ‘Pitiful Dragon’ one day.”

Geezer! I will seriously get mad!

Geezer then says it after making a single cough.

“Like I thought, young ones are good.”

Suddenly, he started to talk like an old man.

“What do you mean?”

When I ask, he answers while stroking his beard.

“Nothing much. Until this age, this geezer right in front of you believed that he can solve anything with his wisdom. But you know, that was just the pride of this old man. What is truly important is the possibility of the young ones. Hohoho, I started to realise that right now, so how foolish was I….. My pride gave birth to Loki. And now, because of my pride, the young ones are going through hardships.”

Geezer’s eye was filled with sorrow.

Hmmm. I really can’t understand how important people think.

“I don’t really get it, but wouldn’t it be okay just to take one step at a time?”

I said it without thinking. That is something I believe in all the time. But the geezer put on a shocked face.

W-What is it with that reaction…. Then this time he stared laugh “Kukuku” as if he found it amusing.

“…..Being young is good. They stimulate the old ones. Yeah, you are right. That is very true.”

I don’t quite get it. But the geezer had a satisfied face.

Part 6

In the empty room, I was in a zazen[19] posture with my upper body naked and just wearing my pants.

……………

This is to concentrate and sink my consciousness into the Sacred Gear.

I’m doing what Sensei told me to do. This is all to find the new possibility.

I send my consciousness deep into it for 30 minutes, but…….

“---! Haaa…….”

I felt my limit and took a breath after breaking my posture.

-It’s useless.

I send my consciousness into the Sacred Gear with Ddraig’s help. I was swimming in the darkness, and even if I pass through it, there is only a white space.

There are many tables and chairs, and people who seem to look like the past Sekiryuuteis are sitting there.

Everyone had a hollow expression as if they don’t have any thoughts. It can’t be helped since they are fragments of their thoughts perhaps.

According to Ddraig, they regain their consciousness only during the [Juggernaut Drive], and they continue to say the cursed chant for the [Juggernaut Drive] to encourage me to go berserk.

Anyway, I tried to talk to each of them…..but I didn’t get any response.

The burden on me mentally is great, so I won’t be able to sink my consciousness for long so I came back without any progress today.

…..It seems like this will be quite a pain. Will the power of Sekiryuutei go onto another stage by persuading the past hosts……?

Either way, I will stay strong by doing a zazen posture and continue to do this tomorrow. I think continuing to do things are the way to progress.

DOOR OPEN…..

The door opens.

When I looked up to see if someone entered and…..Akeno-san wearing a white cloth came in.

Huh? She sucked the dragon power which was charged within my arm just recently, so I don’t think I need it yet…..

She closes the door behind her……

LOCK

……..Was that the sound of locking the door…..?

Akeno-san has her hair down. It seems like she is lacking in judgement and there is a charm in her expression.

“Ise-kun……”

“Yes.”

Even though she spoke, Akeno-san’s tone sounds low….. Akeno-san stood in front of me after walking towards me slowly.

Then Akeno-san unties her obi[20]…..and then she…..she..she…..

DROP

The white cloth drops on the floor.

FLOW

Blood floods out from my nose. T-That’s because in front of me, Akeno-san is wearing nothing and is in the state she was born in…..!

A white naked body. It isn’t just her oppai that are visible….!

My body became stiff at this intense situation! O..O..O..O…Oppai! That isn’t the only thing!

I can’t move and Akeno-san approaches me while putting her hand around my neck. She then hugs meeeeeee!

Munyuu. Mnyuuun.

Akeno-san’s oppai! Her arms! Her thighs! Her everything! They all envelop meeee!

The woman’s soft and very elastic body blew my brain away!

Aaaaaaaah…. Akeno-san’s body…..why is it so tender, smooth, and soft?!

On my chest, Akeno-san’s oppai gets pressed down! Her whole oppai! Her nipples are touching me as weeeeell!

I couldn’t move because of the sensation of the woman’s only trait of soft body. I can smell a sweet pheromone from Akeno-san’s silky black hair. Aaaah, why do girls smell this good?

Her pheromone hits my nose from my nostril, and my brain becomes a flower garden!

Then Akeno-san whispers in my ear.

“-Make love to me.”

………….

MASSIVE NOSEBLEED!

For a moment my brain froze, then after that my nosebleed bursts out.

……M….Make….love to heeeeer!!?

It’s mostly like in the top rank of “Things you want a girl say to you”, and I never thought I would get to hear that from Akeno-san!

More than that! Is she serious!? S..So…So that means! You mean to do that right!?

Akeno-san hugs me with her full naked body and the sensation of her oppai is amazing, and her white skin is so bright, and both my hands wander around because I don't know where they should go!

-My first experience!

So my first partner is Akeno-san!?

Akeno-san looks straight at me and our eyes met.

-Her expression seems a bit lifeless, and it seemed like she doesn’t care and is in self-abandonment.

Akeno-san approaches her face and…. She comes to try and kiss me.

…….If I kiss her like this, I would probably push Akeno-san down, and we might do it till the end……

Such an amazing chance came to me! Maybe this is the most luckiest event in my whole life!? –But! Even still!

……This isn’t right.

I put my hand on Akeno-san’s shoulder, and pushed her away from my body.

Akeno-san’s skin that can be felt through my hands is soft, and that alone is enough to blow my instinct away.

But I have to endure! Because this isn’t it!

“……Why? Is my body not attractive…..?”

Akeno-san asks me with a shaking voice. It sounds as though she thought I would make love to her like this.

I thought there’s no point to lie, so I told her my true thoughts!

“T-T-That isn’t true! It’s the best! I never get bored of Akeno-san’s enormous and large oppai no matter how many times I touch them! I want to grab on to your butt, I also want stroke around your hips, I also want to massage your thighs which have the right thickness! I want to enjoy every part of Akeno-san, and lastly I want to sink my face on your breast!”

“…..Then you can do that, you know? I….want you to do that to me. I want to give my body to you, and be embraced with your chest, and get rid of everything…… They are right in front of your eyes and you can have them by pushing me down. …….But why?”

“Th…Then why do you have such a sad face?”

“--!”

It seems like Akeno-san regained her proper consciousness with my words.

I continue.

“When you do ecchi things to me, Akeno-san, you always seem to be having fun. But right now it seems like Akeno-san is doing this to forget about a painful memory….”

“…..That’s right. What would you do if I said that? I’m trying to feel relieved by making love with you and head towards the battle. I thought that I can get rid of this feeling if I make love with you.”

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T-That is wrong! Even if she feels relieved, that will only last for a short time!

Then Akeno-san won’t be able to go forward!

I picked up the white cloth that Akeno-san took off, and put it over her body. I then hugged her gently.

I felt her soft body once again and my brain was about to go crazy again, but I tried hard to stay normal and then told her.

“……I will just stay like this and hug you! I won’t do ecchi things to you! I….I am lecherous! I really want to have sex with Akeno-san! But I don’t want to make love with you with these kind of feelings!”

“…….Ise-kun.”

I heard about Akeno-san’s past.

I’m an idiot, so I can’t say anything good for the burden she is carrying.

But if Akeno-san is relying on me, then I will just hug her like this until she feels safe!

“……………..”

Akeno-san doesn’t answer.

I think Akeno-san’s feelings became a bit weird because she remembered her past after reuniting with her father. That’s why she tried to get a false sense of relief by getting embraced by me…..a man.

Instead that would leave a scar in Akeno-san! She will definitely regret it!

I thought I should tell her my true feelings.

I whisper to Akeno-san’s ear while hugging her.

“-I will stay by your side. I will always stay by your side whenever you feel sad. I will hug you like this anytime. So please. Please cheer up.”

The only thing I could do is to hug her gently.

“…….Such an idiot. Both me…..and you……”

“Even if I am an idiot, I will protect Akeno-san.”

“……Ise……. Thank you…….. –I love you.”

Her voice which is mixed with cry sounds like it has a mixed feeling of security.

I hugged Akeno-san gently like this until she left me.

Akeno-san. If it is me you want, then I will always stay with you.

That’s why please return to the way you were, Akeno-san.

Part 7

The night that day.

Me, Buchou, and Asia are sleeping on the bed. Buchou and Asia are already asleep, but I couldn’t sleep because I was thinking. There was also the incident with Akeno-san as well.

-And also the battle is coming up.

Somehow it feels like many things happened today. It’s been a short while but lots of things occurred. I talked to Vali. I met a Dragon-King. I heard about Akeno-san. I heard about Sensei’s feelings.

……..I’m glad I didn’t hurt Akeno-san.

SHIVER…..

My body suddenly trembles. –I’m feeling nervous.

I know why. That’s because the battle is coming up. I’m feeling scared. My opponent is a God after all. Of course I would feel scared. I want to run away right this moment. If I can, I don’t want to fight. That’s because I might die.

But I can’t do that.

Hearing Sirzechs-sama’s thoughts, Buchou is trying to do this. I can only believe in Buchou and head forward.

To protect my comrades. To protect the woman I love. I need to overcome this with my power.

“Can’t sleep?”

……Buchou’s voice. When I turned my body around, Buchou was there smiling at me.

“……Akeno had a bright expression. You did something to her right?”

Crap. D…Did she find out about it?

“We didn’t have s…sex.”

I say that while looking away.

Seeing my reaction, Buchou pinches my cheek with her eyes half opened!

“I didn’t ask to hear that. ……You really didn’t do it?”

“Y-Yes. I’m still a virgin…..”

Hearing that, she stops pinching me.

“Very well.”

Phew. Buchou has a strict check on her servants.

When I was touching my cheek which became sore with my hand, Buchou takes that hand.

Grope.

Aaah, this is it! This is Buchou’s oppai! It’s smooth, it’s elasticity, it sticks forward, and it is very enormous and soft!

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My five fingers are receiving the best sensation there is! I remember Buchou’s oppai when I think of a sensation of oppai, that inside me I have a rule that “Oppai=Buchou’s Oppai”!

“U..Umm….Buchou……”

I got a nosebleed while resting down on the bed. Buchou then says it gently.

“…….My heart is beating fast right? Of course it is. We are going to fight against a God. I also feel nervous.”

I can feel Buchou’s heartbeat through my hand.

“I certainly can. B-but why are you letting me touch your oppai?”

“Ufufu. During the event in the Underworld, I promised you that I will let you touch them, remember? Also I thought that this was the best way to make you relax. –You can’t go to sleep because you are nervous, right?”

-!

She sure knows everything. You are really amazing, Buchou.

“You will be fighting in the frontline, you have a crucial role, a fight against a God, so you are worried if you can accomplish that. You can’t go to sleep because you are worried about them, right?”

To be expected from my Onee-sama. She saw through everything.

“…..Yes. These roles are scary. It’s an honour, but I feel uneasy because I don’t know if I can fulfil these roles. I also wonder what would happen to everyone if we fail tomorrow. I feel uneasy due to being nervous and the pressure on me.”

I blurted out my weak thoughts I never say to Buchou.

Why is this? I can’t blurt out these feelings to anyone, but I can say it naturally when I am touching Buchou’s oppai. And I also feel safe.

“It’s okay. You can say those things in front of me. –I love Ise, even including those parts about you.”

I can show my honest feelings only to Buchou. I probably can’t show this side of me to Asia or Akeno-san.

Since it’s Buchou, I……

Buchou’s oppai are very soft, and I can calm down when I am touching them. Buchou’s oppai are really mysterious.

“Maybe it’s because I’m an Oppai Dragon, so I started to get peace of mind when I’m touching your oppai.”

Buchou stokes my cheek with her hand.

“I don’t care if you are an Oppai Dragon. Ise is my pride. –So get even stronger. Your dream of becoming an ultimate ‘Pawn’, I also believe in it.”

“Buchou…..”

“If you can get stronger and feel comfort by touching my breast, then I don’t mind being a Switch-Princess. The Switch-Princess that only belongs to you. If I can become the source of your power, then that will fulfil my wish. –My adorable Ise.”

Buchou’s face approaches mine…..

My lips and Buchou’s lips overlaps each other.

Our third kiss….

It was much longer than usual, and we kissed while doing it more gently….

Buchou, I will become stronger for you and my comrades.

-Definitely.



Odin

"Yo, geezer. The meeting is starting soon. Our preparations are progressing accordingly as well."

"So it's you Azazel-boy. ......Hmmm."

"What is it? You are putting on a rare serious face."

"....I started to think that my ways of governing are causing trouble to those in my homeland and the young ones here."

"I hated the Norse guys who have old ways of thinking and shunning themselves doing nothing. But you came out. The Chief-God himself came out to the stage. You came to us who are trying to create cooperation with other factions."

".....I am a geezer after all. Sometimes I feel like listening to the thoughts of the young ones. -And also by thinking about the future of the young ones in my World, I started to think that I need to prepare a new path for them."

"Try to make that dream real, geezer. You came here to talk to the Japanese Gods for that reason right? You looked around this country under their religion while saying you were sightseeing. So you have to finish the meeting safely. We will help you with it."

"Hmm. I know that even if you don't tell me. .....I will make you tag along drinking sake with me today, youngster."


Life 4: Two Heavenly Dragons vs Evil-God Loki!

Part 1

“I wish for an ‘Oppai Maid Café’!”

“Rejected.”

Buchou rejects my suggestion while making a sigh.

The club activity that day was to plan what we will do for the school festival. It’s a busy time right now, but we still need to choose them before hand. We are allowed to attend school just for today.

And for my suggestion, I chose maid-café! Also with an oppai! Buchou and Akeno-san. If we do a café using the Two-Great-Oneesama's as our maids, then we can most likely aim to get the most sales within the whole school!

“But if we do that, other males would see Buchou and Akeno-san’s oppai you know?”

-!

I became shocked at Kiba’s comment. T-That is true. If that happens then other bastards besides me would see Buchou and Akeno-san’s oppai! I can’t allow that! I am the only one who can see and enjoy their oppai!

“……Ku, such a regret. Then we also won’t be able to do ‘Oppai Haunted House’ either……”

“You were also thinking such a thing like that, Dosukebe[21]-senpai?”

Even Koneko-chan was astounded by my stupid opinion.

I feel disappointed and Buchou says it to me while making a sigh.

“You know, Ise. Using an ecchi theme certainly seems like we can get lots of customers. But the student council won’t allow it, and the teachers will also reject the idea.”

Ah, that’s certainly true. It’s exactly like what you said.

But if that is the case, what are we going to do? Will it be the same as last year? But Buchou rejected that idea by saying “I don’t want to repeat the same thing”. And no ecchi.

If I think about it, other clubs are also doing maid-café. Though if we do the same maid-café as them, we can still beat them. The girls in our club are of high level beauty.

But that also was a no-no since Buchou doesn’t want to do the same thing as others.

Even when Buchou asks every single member, no one could give a new idea which sounds interesting.

I will quote the trait that we have.

Occult-type research….won’t be a hot topic.

Rather, the one which would become a hot topic are the Two-Great-Onee-sama, Koneko-chan who is a loli and cute, the famous 2nd Year beauty trio of Asia, Irina, and Xenovia, Gasper who is very popular among a certain group of guys, and the idol of the school girls Kiba.

….And lastly the famous lecherous guy of this school, me. Yup. Everyone besides me is popular…. Shit, I feel like crying.

Ah, but wait. If you don’t include me and Kiba, other members are popular amongst guys. You can say Gasper is also seen as a girl. I hear that he hangs around with girls in his class.

Girls are worried about Gasper if he was thrown into a group of guys because they might do something to him, so the girls look after him.

“…..How about a contest to find out who is the most popular girl in the occult research club, for example?”

It’s something I blurted out without thinking much…..then the girls look at each other.

“I’m curious which one of the Two-Great-Onee-sama's is the most popular~.”

It’s something Gasper said, then Buchou and Akeno-san look at each other.

“ “There is no doubt I am the most popular.” ”

Buchou and Akeno-san’s words overlap each other, and then they glared at each other! They both have a smile on, but they have a very scary aura around them.

“Ara, Buchou. Did you say something?”

“You too, Akeno. Didn’t you just say something I can’t ignore?”

I’m glad that Akeno-san is starting to turn back to her usual self, but….. Scary! It’s really scary since it seems like they are about to start a big battle right now!

Like this, the two of them started to have a quarrel and the meeting was dismissed. It was decided that we will be choosing what we will do for the school festival on another day.

Will we really be able to decide this before the school trip?

Azazel-sensei, who has been drinking green-tea at the corner of the room this whole time, was looking at our meeting quietly before, but now is looking outside the window where it is getting dark outside. He then spoke.

“…….So it’s already dusk.”

Hearing that, everyone put on a serious face. ……Yes, after this we have to battle Loki.

The school bell which signals the end of club time is heard.

“It’s still too early for a Ragnarok. –You guys, we are going all out.”

[Yes!]

We raised our spirits with Sensei’s word, and the time for the battle has come.

Part 2

-The time for battle.

The Sun has already fallen, and it’s already night.

We were at the rooftop of a high-rated hotel building in the suburb which is the place where the meeting of Odin the geezer and the Japanese Gods will be held.

Maybe it’s because we are standing in a very high place, so the breeze is very violent.

On the rooftops of the surrounding buildings, the members of the Sitri group are positioned and were on standby. I also witnessed a person standing afar.

Saji said he would come late. …….I wonder what kind of training he is being forced to do…… Saji-kun, whatever you do don’t show up ‘after’ the battle.

Sensei has to be the middleman for the meeting so he is staying beside the Geezer.

In replacement of Sensei who can’t participate in this battle, Barakiel-san is on standby on the roof with us. Rossweisse-san is also participating in this battle so she is wearing armour while being on standby.

And very high up in the sky, old-man Tannin is up there! If he flies up there like that, he will be seen by humans and it will create chaos, so he has a spell cast on him so that normal humans won’t be able to see him.

Vali and his team are waiting for the battle, a bit further away from us.

“-It’s time.”

Buchou says that while looking at her wrist watch.

It’s now time for the meeting to start. This means that an important discussion has started in one of the rooms inside the hotel.

Now, what’s left is to wait for ‘that guy’ to come.

What should we do if he doesn’t come like he promised……? Maybe he’s already inside the hotel disguised, trying to approach the geezer……?

“No tricks huh. You have my respect.”

Vali made a bitter smile. Something happened? –The moment I thought that….

BREAK! BREAK!

The sky above the hotel started to become distorted, and a big hole was created.

The one who appeared from the hole was…..Evil-God Loki and the giant ash-grey wolf, Fenrir!

…..They appeared to us head on.

“Target confirmed. Mission start.”

When Barakiel-san said that from the small communication device on his ear, a gigantic barrier-type magic-circle was activated around the hotel.

The Sitri-group lead by Kaichou activated the magic-circle in order to transfer us, Loki, and Fenrir to the battlefield.

Loki senses that, he just showed a smirk and didn’t retaliate.

Then, we were covered in light……

……………

When I opened my eyes, it was just a spacious field.

It’s filled with rocks. If I remember, this was supposed to be an abandoned ancient mine. Apparently it isn’t used now.

I confirmed my group members. Led by Buchou, everyone is here including Irina. Barakiel-san and Rossweisse-san are also here.

Vali and his team are also here a bit away from us.

And, in front of us are Loki and Fenrir. I started my countdown for the Balance-Breaker as soon as I confirmed them.

“So you aren’t fleeing.”

When Buchou said it with sarcasm, Loki laughed.

“There is no need for me to flee. All of you will retaliate anyway, so I can finish you all here and then go back to the hotel. It’s a matter of sooner or later. Even if he does or doesn’t participate in the meeting, I will have Odin disappear.”

“You are wrapped with dangerous thoughts.”

Barakiel-san says that.

“The first one to have a dangerous idea was your side. An alliance between each faction…. To begin with, since the Three-Great powers recorded in the Bible decided to have an alliance, everything became distorted.”

“Looks like you have no intention to talk.”

Barakiel-san started to cover his hand with the holy-lightning. From his back, 10 black wings appeared.

And, my countdown is completed. I do a ‘Promotion + Balance-Break’ immediately!

[Welsh Dragon Balance Breaker!!!!!!!!]

FLASH!

While releasing a red light, the power of Sekiryuutei is materialised as armour on my body. Okay. I can feel my power rising.

[Vanish Dragon Balance Breaker!!!!!!!!]

Vali also is enveloped in a spotless white plate-armour.

Vali and I step in front of Loki at the same time.

Seeing that, Loki becomes overjoyed.

“This is wonderful! So the Two Heavenly Dragons will be joining forces to defeat this Loki! My heart never raced like this!”

SWISH!

Vali made his move! He moved in the sky while creating a course of light in a zig-zag, and closed his distance with Loki at high-speed.

I also ignited the thrusters on my back along with his movement!

From the sky Vali, and from the ground I go heading towards him!

“A combination between the Red and the White! Most likely I’m the first one who gets to have a fight like this!”

Loki is very lively and he activates a wide-range of defensive magic-circles which covers his whole body.

-When I thought like that, the countless magical-lights which appeared from the magic-circles turned into a sash being released towards us!

It seems like it’s an attack with the high-level power of following the enemy! Many sashes of light are released towards Vali, who is flying around the sky!

Even dozens of its attacks are shot towards me!

Vali flies around in an acrobatic-style in the sky, and he dodges all of the attacks. I just went ahead without caring whether the attack hits me or not!

STAB! STAB STAB!

The magical attack pierces through my body, but an attack like this is nothing! I will close my distance with him right away!

Gathering the strength to my right fist, I fly towards Loki in a low altitude with full speed! I have dragon-wings appear out from my back!

[BoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoost!!]

BREAK!

I charge forward and the magic-circles surrounding Loki all perish after making a noise! From there, Vali releases an insane demonic-power attack at him…. An equation besides the demonic-power appears within Vali’s hand.

Is that the norse-magic which he just learned?

“-As a start, here is my first move.”

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

He shot it! I leave the spot immediately! That was dangerous! That bastard attacked without even waiting for a moment as soon as I broke Loki’s defence!

It was an attack which covers one third of the area of this mining place!

What insane attack! It’s outrageouuuuuuuus!

After the attack ended, a huge bottomless hole is created at the spot where Loki was standing before.

He probably narrowed the attack range, but a single attack of his has insane attack-power!

…….Once again, I realised it. My rival isn’t normal!

“Fuhahahaha!”

-! I started to hear someone laughing out loud!

When I looked at the direction where the laugh came from, I saw a man floating in the air. –It’s Loki. His robe is a bit torn, but it seems like Loki himself is unscathed.

He’s unscathed after receiving an attack like that? ……A God is truly terrifying.

If it turned out like this, I will use the secret-weapon! I grabbed on the hammer which is located on my hip, the Mjölnir, and send my demonic-power through it to make it a convenient size!

I was barely able to lift it with my hands, and slam it towards Loki.

Loki’s eyes twitched on seeing this.

“…….. Mjölnir. The replica? Even so, you are carrying a dangerous weapon over there. Damn Odin, does he want to make the meeting successful that much…….!?”

He seems pissed at Odin the geezer for giving this away, rather than the fact I have this right now.

In my normal state, this would have been too heavy to carry, but right now I am barely able to lift it with my Balance-Breaker state.

I ignited the booster on my back while having the posture of lifting the hammer up!

GOOOOOOOON!

I head towards Loki at very fast speed, and I slam down my hammer once I grasped sight of my target!

Come out! The thunder which can even defeat a God! I release it while saying that in my head!

DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

Loki dodges it! A huge crater was created on the ground…..but the actual thunder didn’t come out!

…….What’s the meaning of this? Wasn’t this supposed to release a thunder which can even paralyse a God?

I swing it down a couple of times…..but even a slight buzz of the thunder didn’t come out!

Is this a defective produccccccct!?

“Fuhahaha!”

Loki laughs at the miserable state I’m in.

“It’s unfortunate. That hammer can only be used by someone with a very strong and also a very pure heart. You must have some evil feelings within your heart. That’s why it doesn’t create lighting. Normally I hear, that doesn’t have any weight, and is light as a feather you know?”

Seriously!? Evil feeling? ………….Y-Yeah. I do understand what he means!

I’m lecherous after all! So I can’t use it because I’m the Oppai Dragon!?

“It’s about time that I start to attack seriously then!”

When Loki clicks with his fingers, Fenrir who was just observing till now steps forward.

“-The fangs which can kill God. My servant Fenrir who has such fangs! You will meet your demise even with a single bite! If you two can defeat this beast, then come and get it!”

Loki gives an order to Fenrir. And that moment….-Buchou raised her hand.

“Nyan♪”

BUUUUIIIIIIIIIIIN!

At the same time Kuroka smiled, magic-circles are activated around her, and a very big and thick chain comes out of it! –The magical-chain, Gleipnir. It was fortunate that we received it earlier than we anticipated, but because it was very hard to carry it, Kuroka hid it inside her personal territory.

Having been led by old-man Tannin and Barakiel-san, my comrades and Vali’s comrades grabbed on to the chain and then threw it towards Fenrir!

“Fuhahahahaha! It’s useless! Countermeasures against Gleipnir were already…..”

Leaving Loki laughing out loud behind, the magical-chain which was enhanced by the Dark-Elves wraps around Fenrir’s body as if it has its own consciousness!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON………….!

The giant wolf howls painfully, which echoes throughout the area.

“—Fenrir, captured.”

Barakiel-san says that while looking at Fenrir which can’t move its body.

Yes! They have succeeded in capturing Fenrir!

Amazing! It’s perfect! The Dark-Elves whom we never met sure did an outstanding job!

If Fenrir’s movements are sealed, the group can defeat them with ease as long as they don’t let their guard down.

-Then this means that Loki is the only one left.

I thought that the Evil-God would panic by having Fenrir’s movement sealed…… But he’s still laughing creepily.

Does he still have something up his sleeve? When I was being suspicious of him, Loki spread his arms wide.

“Their specs are lower, but…..”

The space on both sides of Loki become distorted.

…….W-What? What is he planning to…..

From the distortion created in the space, a ‘new’ thing appears.

Ash-grey fur. Sharp claws. Eyes without any emotion.

And a very wide-opened mouth!

“Sköll! Hati!”

It howls loudly towards the sky as if it responded to Loki’s call.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

The cloud under the night is blown away, and a full-moon giving out a gold-colour appears.

Having the moon shine on them, the two giant beasts…..no, the wolves howled.

…..Fenrir! No way! Why!? How!?

It wasn’t just one of them!?

Not only me, but everyone else also had a shocked face. No, only Vali seemed like he was having fun.

Having the two new Fenrir obeying him, Loki then says it.

“I changed a jötunn[22] woman living in Járnviðr[23] to a wolf, and made it breed with Fenrir. As a result, these two were born. Their specs are quite a bit lower than their father, but their fangs are the real thing. They can easily kill a God, and all of you.”

………So Fenrir had children…….

How the heck should I know that! Midgardsormr didn’t tell us anything about this! It must mean that dragon didn’t know about this as well! This is the worst!

Loki sends out an order to the two Fenrir!

“Go, Sköll and Hati! That bunch of people are the ones who captured your father! Tear and rip them apart with those claws and fangs of yours!”

SWISH!

Along with the sound of wind, the two wolves headed towards my comrades!

One of them headed to Vali’s team. The other one headed toward the Gremory-group!

Ku! There aren’t any more chains! They used the chain on the parent-Fenrir after all!

“Hmph! A mere dog!”

GOOOOOOOON!

Old-man Tannin breathed out a powerful flame from his mouth! Wow! To be expected from the former dragon-king! He enveloped the child-Fenrir with his intense flame!

…….But, the child-Fenrir is moving inside the flame as if nothing has happened! It has received damage! But it didn’t flinch at all!

Those two Fenrir have to be defeated head on! When I looked towards my comrades, Loki shot out a huge-block of magical-attack ball!

GUGAAAN!

I dodged it just before it hit me, but it wiped away the part on my armour which it grazed! Getting hit by it directly would be bad! Like I thought, a God is a God, even if he is called an Evil-God! So it means he can destroy Boosted Gear Scalemail!

“……I won’t be able to activate the power to halve if my opponent is a God-class. So I will have myself reduce your power slowly!”

DON! DON! DOOOOOOON!

Vali created many attacks made from his demonic-power which are mixed with the Norse-magic formula, and he shoots them out. Each of them gets taken down by Loki’s magical power, but not all of them could be wiped out, so several of them hit Loki’s body. But, he didn’t receive any remarkable damage.

“To be expected from the Hakuryuukou! It seems like you learned the Norse-magic in such a short time, but….-It’s still not enough!”

Loki releases a wave of magical-power which is glowing in a rainbow colour. Vali makes his wings bigger, and it seems like he is planning to take it head on.

[DivideDivideDivideDivideDivideDivideDivideDivide!!]

The Divine-Dividing’s ability was activated, and Loki’s attack continues to get smaller.

“-It seems like I can use my ability to halve without touching it if it’s an attack like this. But, this consumes a lot from me.”

Is it an applied technique of his move which halves his territory? Even if it doesn’t affect Loki’s body, it works on his attack. It seems like he is also growing and attaining new ability. Scary!

But, several of the attacks he released hit and pierce through Vali’s armour! The Divine-Dividing Scalemail gets damaged heavily, but Vali repairs it immediately.

“Goooooooooooooooo!”

[BoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoost!!]

I also shot my super-special Dragon-shot towards Loki without any pause! If I can’t use the hammer, then I have to attack him like this!

DOOOON!

My shot goes towards him very sharply, but Loki puts on a ghastly expression and takes my attack front on…..

DON!

He then made it go towards Vali’s direction! My dragon-shot heads towards Vali, but Vali evades it with fast velocity.

“Fuhahahaha. Hakuryuukou has a more proficient strength, while the Sekiryuutei has an intense spirit in his attack. You don’t have techniques, but I can’t take you lightly. Hmmm, amazing! A blow which is filled with spirit rings a bell to peoples hearts. Just how much feeling did you put inside that attack just now?”

It seemed like Loki, who stopped my attack, has his hands smoking a bit.

…….He isn’t an opponent I can’t defeat, huh. It would be impossible by myself, but if I’m with Vali, then there is a possibility that we can win! If I still have some energy left, I should transfer my power to Vali, or my comrades…..

But, I was told before that if I were to take the supporting role, the enemy would concentrate their attack at that point along with my comrades.

“Rather than the Hakuryuukou who moves in high speed—It’s certain that it is much easier to capture the Sekiryuutei! If you were to transfer your multiplied power, it would be just bothersome! That’s why I will kill you first!”

Oh my! So he read through what I was thinking!

Loki directs his hand at me. –He’s planning to take me down first!

“-Ignoring me is something I can’t accept.”

BUUN!

Vali moves immediately, and went behind Loki who was aiming his attack at me!

He can pull it off! Vali has gathered an enormous amount of demonic-power to his hand and he is trying to release his blow! If that hits, then even Loki won’t…..

BITE!

Vali…..was eaten by Fenrir’s large mouth which suddenly appeared from his side.

“Guhaa!”

Vali spurts out blood! The fangs easily destroy the white armour with ease, and Vali’s body has been pierced through completely. Vali’s blood taints Fenrir’s mouth in red.

It’s not the child-Fenrir. It’s the parent-Fenrir! …….Why is the parent-Fenrir here!? When I looked, there isn’t a chain on him. Perhaps!

When I turned around, the child-Fenrir had the chain in its mouth! It acted as if it was fighting against my comrades, and then freed its parent!

“Fuhahahaha! Looks like I have the Hakuryuukou crunched first!”

Loki laughs loudly!

“Vali!”

I charge towards Fenrir to rescue Vali! I turned the size of the hammer to its original size. It certainly doesn’t go like how we planned!

Vali! If you go down here, then our strategy won’t work accordingly! I don’t want to admit it, but we need your power for this fight!

Not even flinching against my charge, Fenrir gets ready to take my attack head on. …….So it doesn’t think my attack is scary, huh!

“You damn dog!”

I try to do a straight punch to its nose! –But.

ZASHUN!

-!

It slashes down with its front paw!

It easily broke my Boosted Gear Scalemail with ease….! Ouch…..!

Gough! From my stomach, and from my mouth, blood burst out! This is bad. If Vali is down, and even the only vanguard left which is me also goes down…

“Ngh! I won’t let you take down those two!”

Old-man Tannin backs us up by breathing out a fireball! It’s a fire with insane heat and mass! But, like I thought Fenrir shows no sign of running away!

Battle of monsters! Their sizes are about the same! If that’s the case, then dragon looks stronger than a wolf!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

It makes a howl with its beautiful voice! Old-man’s fire gets eliminated by the howl which shook the whole area around here! Seriously!? It can also eliminate an attack from a dragon-king with a single howl!?

SWISH!

Fenrir disappears for a moment!

ZASHUUN!

A sound of something being torn apart! And then.....!

“Guoooooooooo!”

I heard old-man’s scream!

……Old-man’s body is being slashed! Old-man’s blood spurts within the battlefield!

It moved at godspeed, and then ripped Old-man with its claws!

……………….!

I was filled with frustration! A legendary dragon! My benefactor who trained me! Old-man who is so strong and grand got cut down without doing anything!

I feel very frustrated. I was told that the dragons are the strongest creatures! I was told that dragons are more prideful than anyone!

The ash-grey wolf in front of me destroys my beliefs so easily!

The old-man bit and drank something which was hidden in his back tooth while spurting out blood from his mouth. Then the old-man’s wounds starts to disappear while making smoke immediately. Old-man used the phoenix’s tear. Just in case, all the members have a possession of the phoenix tear. The phoenix’s tears were distributed from the devils for this battle.

I also took out a small bottle from my stomach, and sprinkled the phoenix’s tear on my wounds.

SHUUUUU!

While making a smoke from my wounds, the phoenix’s tear starts to heal my wounds.

……But, that was certainly a dangerous situation. That claw dug deeply into my body. What attack power!

The hardness of Boosted Gear Scalemail is nothing in front of that wolf! That’s why it must have easily destroyed Vali’s armour as well. It also tore out old-man’s body with it. Fenrir’s fangs, claws, and everything else must be unrivaled. How can he pass through three legendary dragons without a wound…….!?

This wolf is an insane monster!

Me and Vali who are the vanguards are given several phoenix’s tears. But from Vali’s situation where he is still bitten by it, it doesn’t change the fact that he is still being bitten even if he uses the phoenix’s tear, so there would be no meaning to use it. I need to release him from that state.

I won’t be able to win against Fenrir if I just go straight at him. So Fenrir has the same power as the true Ddraig? I can’t use Ddraig’s power to the fullest, so fighting against it properly would be hard.

If it’s Juggernaut-Drive…….

It may work, but I will die. I definitely will die. …….In the worst case, I have to do that. I should be prepared just in case. It’s definitely better than Buchou, Asia and my comrades dying.

But at this rate, we will just continue to waste phoenix’s tears.

Even so, I have to help Vali!

“On the occasion, I will have you fight against these ones as well.”

The shadow under Loki’s foot expanded, and from there a giant snake……no. Several dragons with long skinny bodies appeared!

…….I’m familiar with that appearance! Its size is reduced a lot, but there is no doubt about it!

“So you even mass-produced Midgardsormr!”

Old-man Tannin said it with disgust!

Yes! He’s exactly right. They are identical to Midgardsormr, but they are about the size of the old-man, and there are one, two, three……Five of them in total!

GOOOOOON!

The mass-produced ones started to breathe out fire all at once!

“You won’t be able to take me down with something like this!”

GOBAAAAAAAAN!

The mass-produced Midgardsormrs fire was wiped by old-man Tannin’s fire.

Woah! Like I thought, the fire from a real dragon is amazing!

Rather than that, the situation of this battle is getting worse! But I realise right away that everyone is staying strong.

“Damn!”

“It will be our loss if we go to the defence! Charge!”

Bikou and Buchou’s voice. Both the Vali-team and the Gremory-group are having fights to the death against the child-Fenrir.

“Raikou[24]!”

FLASH!

DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

Barakiel-san strikes down the raikou on Fenrir, it has more than ten times the energy output of the ones Akeno-san uses. But…..

The child-Fenrirs seem unaffected even when they received damage and then resume their attack! I think they received quite a lot of damage from the attack just now…… But the battle instinct they carry surpasses the ones we have!

“Don’t take lightly my training with the Sekiryuutei!”

Kiba moves in godspeed to follow the child-Fenrir, and then swings down his holy-demonic sword.

The holy-demonic swords slash to its head, and the child-Fenrir has blood sprouting from its forehead. Yes! To be expected from Kiba!

“Guwaa!”

Xenovia who tried to attack the child-Fenrir with that slight opening gets pushed back after being hit by it with its front paw! Blood comes out from her!

“Xenovia!”

Irina uses the phoenix’s tear she is carrying on Xenovia. At the same time she threw the spear of light. It won’t give remarkable damage, but it seemed like it stalled it for a moment.

After being sprinkled with phoenix tears, Xenovia’s wounds heal immediately, and she then makes a stance with her two swords using Durandal and Ascalon.

“Gasper! Blind its eyes! Koneko, you use that chance to punch it using the senjutsu anywhere on its body!”

The boss, Buchou, shouts! Gasper’s body turns into several bats.

“Ey ey ey!”

Gasper who transformed into bats gathered to child-Fenrir’s eyes, and blinded it! Gasper, nice support!

“I will lower Fenrir’s ki as much as I can!”

Thanks to Gasper, child-Fenrir’s eyes were sealed temporarily and Koneko-chan’s punch hits! She only hit it on its foot once, but that would be okay. The attack which was filled with senjutsu would pass through its body to give damage to its source of life. Though it might be far off from a critical hit. But if it's to help comrades, then that hit would be enough.

“Xenovia, do it now!”

Receiving Buchou’s order, Xenovia makes a stance with the two-swords!

“I still haven’t lost yet!”

Xenovia’s shout filled with high spirit echoes throughout the area!

DOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

The wave of enormous aura she demonstrated with her two swords against Diodora’s servants hits the child-Fenrir!

ZABAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

Child-Fenrir gets devoured by the wave created from the holy-swords….. Xenovia’s attack left two deep wounds, but it doesn’t go down yet! So its even useless with that attack!

“-No, we start from here!”

ZUBABABABABAN!

Kiba created many holy-demonic swords below child-Fenrir’s foot, and stalled its movements for a moment! He then went slashing at it at that moment in godspeed! He creates many wounds on child-Fenrir’s body.

FLASH! RUMBLE-RUMBLE-RUMBLE!

Akeno-san’s thunder also struck down!

My team members are stronger than Fenrir! Yeah!

-On the other hand…

“-How’s this then?”

A bit away from me, old-man Tannin breathed out his maximum output of fire at the mass-produced Midgardsormrs! The battlefield turns into a sea of fire!

It seems like one of the mass-produced Midgardsormr is in pain inside the fire! To be expected from the fire-blaze that the former Dragon-king made! That mass-produced Midgardsormr turns into ash inside the fire.

“Here is another one!”

GOOOOOOOOOON!

Old-man took a big breath, and then breathed out another enormous fire-blaze towards a single mass-produced Midgardsormr which it blasted away! It creates a huge crater on the ground while making a bomb blast, but we certainly can depend on him!

Amazing. So a mass-produced dragon-king won’t even put up a fight against the old-man, huh. Like I thought, the old-man is strong! It was just that the parent-Fenrir was too strong!

“I won’t let you!”

Rosweisse-san also activated a Norse magic, and is supporting old-man Tannin! The magical bullets fall down on the enemy like raindrops, and it pierces through the enemy.

Oh, that certainly gave damage to the Midgardsormrs. What an amazing battle-maiden!

“Heal! And also for you!”

Asia, who is the logistical support, sends healing-aura to those who received damage at times. The effect it has is great. But since she is sending her aura without any rest, you can tell that Asia looks tired from her expression. She is supporting everyone while having the pressure of knowing that she might die in this battlefield, so it’s waning her psychological state pretty badly.

But it's certain that Asia’s power to heal is becoming our source of life. We cannot cope with this battlefield with only the phoenix’s tears.

Stay strong Asia! When you are in danger, I will definitely rescue you!

Vali-team who are taking on the other child-Fenrir that the Gremory team was fighting are oppressing their enemy.

“Ora ora ora ora!”

Bikou started to strike the child-Fenrir repeatedly with his Ruyi Jingu Bang.

“Get bigger, Ruyi Jingu Bang!”

DON!

Wow! Bikou swung down his staff which has got bigger, and smacked sharply onto child-Fenrir’s head!

“Nyahahaha♪ I will seal your movements then.”

Kuroka used some kind of jutsu[25] to change the footing under child-Fenrir’s foot into mud. Having his foot trapped and movement sealed, there was someone who came slashing at the child-Fenrir with a holy-sword which is emitting an enormous amount of aura. –Arthur the Holy-King Sword!

“-To begin with, I will take one of your eyes.”

SLASH!

He used the Holy-King sword to graze deeply into child-Fenrir’s left eye!

“Your claws are next.”

He then started to cut of its front paws claws along with its flesh! Uwaaaa! That swordsman sure is attacking very violently! It’s even scarier because he’s putting on a calm face!

“-And now, for those dangerous fangs! If it’s this Holy-King sword Collbrande, it should be able to wipe a mere child-Fenrir along with the dimension!”

The Holy-King sword erased child-Fenrir’s fangs while making the air vibrate!

GYAOOOOOOOOON!

The child-Fenrir starts to shout with pain after having its eye, claws, and fangs taken away.

-Strong.

So these are Vali’s comrades, huh. Even if their opponent was just a child of Fenrir, their power is abnormal.

And they took it out with only three of them without having a hard time…..

Most of all, what was amazing is that not even one of them are worried that their leader Vali was taken down and are continuing with their task. That is something we can never do.

“……Hyoudou Issei.”

Vali’s voice! Vali, who was still within Fenrir’s mouth spoke to me. Just looking at him seems painful!

“…..Loki and the other ones….I will leave them to you, Bikou, and others.”

…………..? I didn’t know what Vali was trying to say….

“This parent-Fenrir. –I will definitely kill it.”

Hearing that, Loki laughs.

“Fuhahahahahahaha! How would you do that!? You are already on the verge of death! Won’t acting strong just lower the name of Hakuryuukou instead?”

“-Heavenly Dragon. No, don’t look down on I, Vali Lucifer.”

CHILLS………

After Vali gave a glare to Loki which gave me chills, he then chants it quietly.

At the same time, a very bright aura is emitted from Vali! Each jewel on his armour gave a rainbow glow.

FLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASH!

“I, the one to awaken-”

<They are going to be blasted away!> <They certainly are going to be blasted away!>

Voices that do not belong to Vali echo in the area. …….It must be the remaining thoughts of the past Hakuryuukou which are sleeping within. So it gives out a curse like voice like this…..!? I realise it when I see it for myself. Maybe what I am trying to convince is actually an embodiment of the abyss.

“I’m the Heavenly Dragon who had the principles of domination stolen from everything-”

<The dream will end!> <The illusion will begin!>

“I envy the infinite, and I consider the dream-“

<Everything!> <Yes, give us everything!>

“I will master the path of the road of domination of the White Dragon-“

“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “And I shall lure you to the utmost purity!” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ”

[Juggernaut Drive!!!!!!!!!!]

The whole abandoned mining ground is lightened with a bright light. A huge output of light is flowing out from Fenrir’s mouth, and it started to swallow Fenrir as well.

Woooooooooooooow! I can feel an overwhelming power which I can’t even calculate. It’s so amazing that it paralysed my senses! So this is…

“Kuroka! Transfer me and Fenrir to the allocated place!”

Vali who is glowing with light commands that to Kuroka. Kuroka also smiles hearing that, and directs her hand at Vali, then starts to move her fingers in the air. If I look carefully, Vali’s armour started to change. Is it an effect from using [Juggernaut Drive]? So the armour starts to change like that, huh.

Ah, the magical-chain meant for capturing Fenrir also got transferred to Vali’s place! Kuroka must have done it. If the chain is used as well, then the current Vali should be able to finish it off!

DUUUUUUUUN!

Vali, who has turned into a mass of giant light, and Fenrir get wrapped by many sashes which look like they're made from demonic-power.

Vali and Fenrir start to synchronise with the scenery of this night, and then disappeared from this area!

“Vali!”

Even if I shouted his name, I didn’t get any reply….

-Juggernaut Drive.

It’s my first time seeing it but I realised it right away. That bastard Vali activated his Juggernaut Drive!

That guy, is he planning to take Fenrir to somewhere far by force? And, what’s with this allocated place? ……Like I thought, maybe he’s planning to do something bad?

No, he must be planning to settle this somewhere very far away. He must have picked that certain place beforehand.

I was told from Sensei that Vali is able to use his demonic-power in replacement for his lifespan to use Juggernaut Drive for a short time…… But I was also told that he can’t use it perfectly. Most likely there is a thin line between being berserk, and there might be a danger that it would reduce his lifespan.

-Then, I heard a shout.

“Akeno!”

Buchou’s scream! When I looked, I witnessed Akeno-san who is about to be bitten by the child-Fenrir!

-I won’t let you!

I won’t let Akeno-san be killed! My Onee-sama that I like very much! She’s my important senior!

I looked at Loki once, and then ignited the fire on the thrusters on my back at maximum output! I also expanded my dragon-wings very widely and accelerated forward.

[JET!]

The voice on the jewel also echoes while I try to shorten the distance, -but I won’t make it in time! No, I will make sure I do make it!

“You are full of openings!”

Loki tries to shoot his magic from behind me-

GOOOOOON!

But from high up in the sky, a fire-ball and magical-light comes down at Loki!

“I won’t let you!”

“He’s right!”

Old-man Tannin and Rossweisse-san backed me up! Thank you, old-man and Valkyrie-sister! When I looked, there was only one mass-produced Midgardsormr left.

Old-man and Rossweisse-san are in high spirits! They basically annihilated the mass-produced Midgardsormr with only the two of them! I didn’t have time to be shocked, because right now the worst incident was about to happen right in front of my eyes.

Crap! It was the moment where child-Fenrir’s fangs are about to tear into Akeno-san!

ZASHU!

A bitter noise of the fang tearing a flesh! The one who was pierced through with child-Fenrir’s fang was –Barakiel-san!

Barakiel-san gets his back pierced with child-Fenrir’s fangs while protecting Akeno-san.

“Gough!”

Blood….. A large quantity of blood comes out from his mouth. A lot of blood comes out from his wound.

“…….Why?”

“……I can’t afford to lose you as well.”

Akeno-san has an expression where she can’t tell what’s going on right now.

“Ora!”

DON!

I hit child-Fenrir with a punch from its side! Barakiel-san gets released along with that, and he steps back.

“Asia!”

I call for Asia who is nearby. Asia creates a light-green aura in the spot, and she sent the aura towards Barakiel-san!

Being enveloped with the light-green aura, Barakiel-san’s wounds starts to heal slowly.

……His bleeding should stop. But, it will be hard for him to come back to the fight immediately. He should have lost about the same amount of stamina as how much blood he just lost. Quite a lot of blood spilt when the fangs were removed from his body.

“…….I……I!”

Akeno-san is panicking a lot.

“…….Get a hold of yourself, Akeno. The battle hasn’t ended yet.”

Barakiel-san says.

…..Akeno-san. Please don’t cry. It’s okay. I will protect you.

But, there is something I want to confirm. Does Akeno-san really hate her father?

I just want to know that.

I used Bilingual on Akeno-san’s breast quietly. With this, Akeno-san’s breast should reveal her secret to only me.

Hey, Akeno-san’s oppai. Tell me. Does Akeno-san really hold a grudge against Barakiel-san?

[…………]

Akeno-san’s breast won’t answer me. Don’t tell me that it didn’t work? Or is she in such a really shocked state that her breast won’t tell me what she is thinking?

Then her oppai talks quietly.


[I’m not Himejima Akeno’s oppai. –I am the seirei of oppai.]


……………..

…………..Eh?

“……………………Who the heck are you!?”

I point at Akeno-san’s breast, and let out a shocked voice.

Akeno-san and Barakiel-san’s body shakes violently because of my sudden shout.

[Please calm down. I am using this girl’s oppai as the medium to talk to you.]

Akeno-san’s breast started to say something even weirder!

E-Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh!?

What is this!? What is this exactly!?

“More than that! Who are you!”

[I am the seirei which serves Chichigami-sama. –The God who rules all oppai. Your obstinate craving towards oppai has summoned me.]

Impossible! So my bilingual connected to a different channel!?

That is absurd! Can something so crazy happen!?

“O..Old-man!”

Old-man Tannin who is in the middle of fighting Loki! I thought I should ask the former Dragon-king at a time like this!

“What! Did something happen again!? Is it another breast!?”

During his battle, he gives the time to look at my direction after hearing my panicked voice.

“Which mythology God does Chichigami-sama come from!?”

It seems like the old-man can’t close his opened jaws at my question.

I don’t know why, but when I looked around, both enemy and ally stopped their battle and looked at me.

After a pause, old-man shouts towards Buchou!

“…………! Rias-ojouuuuuuuu! Can you heal that guys heaaaaaad!? It’s criticaaaaaal!”

No! You are wrong, old-man! I’m normal! I’m normal, I tell ya!

“Ise! Get a hold of yourself! It’s an auditory hallucination! Aaah, how can this be! Fenrir’s poisonous fang has reached the Sekiryuutei’s mind!”

Buchou also has a misunderstanding that my brain took damage! More than that, I haven’t been affected by Fenrir’s poisonous fang!

SPARKLE

I received a healing-light from Asia to my head. Thank you, Asia. No, that’s not the problem.

“You are mistaken! Akeno-san’s oppai definitely said that its an oppai-seirei!”

I try to explain it to them, but this time Barakiel-san says it to me while his voice is shaking.

“You….! You are telling me that my daughter is something which is so absurd…..!? Damn you, Oppai Dragon…..!”

-He’s snapped!

And there are raikou running through his boddddddy!

SPARKLE

Again, I received a healing-light to my head. Thank you, Asia. No, that’s not the problem!

[N-No everyone, listen to me. I certainly can hear the voice of the so-called oppai-seirei as well…. I can sense the power of a World I don’t know. It’s certainly an unfortunate result, but it seems like this guy attracted the messenger of God from another World.]

Ddraig said it so everyone can hear it to support my claim! Aaaaaaaah! What you need is a partner you can rely on!

“Impossible!”

“It can’t be!”

“Ddraig also took damage!”

This isn’t good! Not only me, but everyone won’t believe Ddraig as well!

[Uoooooooon! Nobody will believe the words of the Oppai Dragon! This isn’t my fault! It’s my partner, my partneeeeer!]

Ddraig cries out! Lately, I’ve been making you cry often….. I’m sorry.

SPARKLE

This time the healing-light hits the jewels on the armour!

Asia-chan! I’m fully healed! HP MAX! Is it not enough!? Does it still look like I need to be healed!?

“Hey, Switch-princess! Go and get ‘pushed’! What he needs right now is your oppai isn’t it!?”

Bikou says it to Buchou like that.

“……….I-Is that so?”

Huuuuuuuuh!? I thought she would make a complaint to Bikou, but Buchou is being convinced by him!?

[Please listen carefully, Chichiryuutei.]

Akeno-san’s tits talk to me once again!

More than that, who are you calling Chichiryuutei! Shit! How come you also know that name!?

[Listen to the real thoughts of this miko[26] and summon the power of Chichigami-sama here.]

I don’t get it exactly, but is that something amazing?

[Chichigami-sama is very merciful and gives divine protection to those who seek oppai.]

…..I don’t get it. It absolutely doesn’t make any sense! B-But it’s true that I want to know Akeno-san’s true feelings.

T-Then, Seirei-san. Can you make it that only me, Akeno-san, and Barakiel-san know her true feelings then?

[Very well. –Then listen to this girl’s true feelings.]

When I closed my eyes, certain scenery is shown on my mind.


I hear the singing voice of a little girl.

[-Where are you ~you. Higo ~Where is Higo.]

In the garden of a small one-storey house, there was a girl playing maritsuki[27].

[Akeno, where are you.]

A woman who looks identical to Akeno-san, called for the little girl. Akeno-san.

[Kaa-sama!]

Akeno-san was called by the woman, her mother, and she rushes in to hug her.

She has silky black-hair and seems like a kind mother. She’s beautiful, yet it feels like she’s going to disappear.

[Kaa-sama. When will Tou-sama[28] be back today?]

[Ara, Akeno. Will you be going somewhere with your Tou-sama?]

Akeno-san shows a very happy smile to her mother’s question.

[If he comes home early, we will go shopping together by bus!]

<I was lonely.>


--!

That just now……was Akeno-san’s voice.

The scene changed, this time Barakiel-san and the little Akeno-san were inside the bath.

[I don’t hate, Tou-sama’s wings. They are black, but silky and are the same as Akeno’s[29]!]

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[I see, thank you. Akeno.]


<It would have been good, if Tou-sama was always with me.>


At the house’s veranda, the little Akeno-san is having her hair braided.

[Hey, Kaa-sama. Does Tou-sama like Akeno?]

[Yes, of course he does.]

Her mother smiles while braiding her hair gently.

<I could only see Tou-sama sometimes.>


And the scene changed dramatically.

Inside a worn-out room. The tansu[30] is pushed down on the floor, and there is a huge hole on the tatami-floor. The table is turned upside-down, and dinner food is all over the ground.

Everything in the room is in a mess.

[I will have you hand that child over. She is the child of the hated and evil black angel.]

Several people who seem to be jutsusha[31] are surrounding Akeno-san and her mother.

[I won’t hand over this child! This child is my precious daughter! And also an important and precious daughter of that person! Never! I will absolutely not hand her over!]

Akeno-san’s mother shouts as if she is protecting Akeno-san.

[…….It seems like you also have been defiled by the black angel. It can’t be helped then.]

The jutsusha drew out a katana, and went to slash her down….

[Kaa-samaaaaaaaaaaaaa!]


What appeared next was Barakiel-san covered in blood.

He killed all of the jutsusha, and his body was soaked in blood.

[Kaa-sama! Noooooo! Kaa-samaaaa!]

Akeno-san was……shaking the body of her mother who had already passed away, and was crying out.

[…….Shuri….]

Barakiel-san tries to touch his wife with his trembling hands….

[Don’t touch her!]

The little Akeno-san clashed her anger against her father.

[Why!? Why didn’t you stay with Kaa-sama!? We always, always waited for Tou-sama! If Tou-sama was here, then Kaa-sama wouldn’t have died!]

[……….]

[Those people said this! That Tou-sama is a black-angel, and that you are evil! They said that black-angels are bad people! They said that I’m a bad child because I also have black-wings! If Tou-sama and I didn’t have black-wings, then Kaa-sama wouldn’t have died! Hate! I hate it! I hate these black wings! I hate you! I hate everyone! I hate them!]

<I knew that it wasn’t Tou-sama’s fault. But…. If I didn’t think of it like that, then my mind wouldn’t last….. That’s because I’m…….weak……. I was lonely……and I just wanted to live with only the three of us…..>


I then heard Akeno-san’s mother's voice within my mind.

[Akeno.]

That was a very gentle voice.

[What ever happens, please believe in your Tou-sama. Your Tou-sama might have hurt many people until now. –But you know…]

This might be a hallucination. But my eyes can clearly see it.

-That Akeno-san’s mother is gently embracing Akeno-san and Barakiel-san.

[It’s true that he loves Akeno and me. That’s why Akeno, please love him too.]

When I regained my consciousness, Akeno-san who is beside me was –having tears flowing out.

“Kaa-sama……! I…….! I wanted to see Tou-sama more often! I wanted Tou-sama to pat my head more! I wanted to play much more with Tou-sama! Tou-sama…… Tou-sama and Kaa-sama….. I wanted to live together more with the three of us…..!”

Those are the true feelings of Akeno-san which were hidden inside her.

That scene from before was only shown to me, Akeno, and Barakiel-san.

Barakiel-san who is laying down says it after hearing Akeno-san’s confession.

“Shuri…….and you……. There wasn’t a single day that I forgot about you two.”

He reaches for Akeno-san with his shaking hand.

Akeno-san takes his hand.

[…….Tou-sama.]

Then it happened.

SPAAAAAAARKLE

Every jewel on my Boosted Gear Scalemail glowed, and then the Mjölnir starts to emit intense light!

……I can feel something very strong! What is this…….

[Chichiryuutei. Can you hear me, Chichiryuutei?]

I then heard Seirei’s voice from Akeno-san’s oppai.

[You saved this girl’s feelings, and this girl’s oppai. Now is the time I give you the divine-protection from Chichigami-sama….]

GOOOOOOON!

Aura burst out from every part of my armour.

[Oppai Dragon. Listen well. The power given from Chichigami-sama can only be used once.]

In any case, if they are giving me power, then there is nothing more I can ask for!

The pulse I can feel from the Mjölnir isn’t normal. I can feel something which greatly surpasses the power of me and Vali!

“I can sense the pulse of a God-class power that I am not familiar with. Chichigami……from another World? The Sekiryuutei of this era is certainly full of mysteries!”

Loki says that and lifts his robe, and he once again expanded his shadow! From there…..another group of Midgardsormr came out! There are still some left!? This time again, there are five of them!

It really is a fierce battle! There is no end to this! I never thought it would be this hard to fight a single God and his subordinates! Consecutive appearances of child-Fenrir and mass-produced Midgardsormr! Phoenix’s tears and Asia’s healing won’t last at this rate!

Then it happened. I was bewildered but a black colour appears in front of me.

BUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

A black-fire like thing appears from the ground, it twists, and it covers up Loki, the two child-Fenrirs, and the mass-produced Midgardsormrs!

…….W-What is it this time? Is it a shirigami[32]!?

“---! This abyss-black aura is!? Is it the ‘Prison Dragon’ Vritra!?”

Old-man Tannin shouts like that.

Vritra? It’s Saji! If you think about it, it certainly resembles Saji’s aura. But, that guy didn’t have any kind of fire.

A giant magic-circle which appears on the ground. From the centre of it, a black-flame shapes into a dragon.

[Hyoudou Issei-kun. Can you hear me? I am the Vice-Governor of Grigori, Shamhaza.]

-!

I heard an unfamiliar voice from the microphone I have on my ear for emergency. Oh, he’s the person who is from the same place as Azazel-sensei.

“Ah, hello. The one who sent that big black-dragon was you Shamhaza-san?”

[Yes. I was told by Azazel that I have to send Saji-kun to that location after Saji-kun’s training was completed.]

“So that really is Saji!?”

Oh man, he’s like a fire-dragon. He’s pitch black. It seems like a black-fire is in the shape of a dragon. So that’s Vritra.

[Yes, it seemed like Azazel made a bit of a miscalculation. We started his training, but he ended up in a state like that. The time was up, so we sent him in that state. Well, it seems like he can tell apart ally and foe.]

And you gave that as an okay!? Hmm. Fallen-angels are quite daring.

“What did you do?”

[We put every Vritra-type Sacred Gear on him.]

You guys did something so reckless like that…..

I just made a forced smile and the Vice-Governor-san continues.

[When Vritra was exterminated and then sealed into the Sacred Gear, he had his soul split into many layers. Because of that, there are many Vritra-type Sacred Gear possessors. But if you were to group them, there are four types of [Absorption Line], [Blaze Black Flare], [Delete Field], and [Shadow Prison]. These Sacred Gears were hidden with each possessor with some differences. And our organisation, Grigori, retrieved them and put the Vritra-type Sacred Gears that we kept into Saji-kun. Being in contact with you resulted in Vritra’s consciousness starting to appear, so Azazel predicted that all of the Vritra-type Sacred Gears might be able to become one.]

I see, that’s why Sensei took Saji with him.

[As a result, the Sacred Gears combined and Vritra’s consciousness was revived. –But it seems like it became berserk because it only revived just now. But it seems like Saji-kun’s consciousness is still in there, so he should respond if you talk to him through Ddraig. So I leave the rest to you. Will you be able to do it?]

“……Yes, I will somehow try to pull it off. If something was to happen, I will stop Saji by force.”

Saji…. Vritra’s black fire covers over Loki, two child-Fenrirs and mass-produced Midgardsormrs, and was sealing their movements. The flame moves as if it had its own mind, and it seems like a snake was wrapping around them.

“Ku! What is this fire!? I can’t move! ………Ngggh! My powers are being taken away gradually!? I-Is this the power of that black dragon!? I have heard that there is a Dragon-king, but don’t tell me this is it!?”

It seems like Loki is also in panic. Child-Fenrirs and mass-produced Midgardsormr are going crazy inside the fire but it seems like they won’t be able to escape.

[Vritra had more special abilities rather than direct attacks. His power might be weak among the Dragon-Kings, but in terms of diversity and variety of techniques he is the best among the Dragon-Kings!]

“…….That’s amazing. Umm, Vice-Governor. If there are other Vritra-type Sacred Gears, can’t you mass produce them with the same method?”

[That would most likely have zero possibility. To begin with, adding Sacred Gears is a dangerous action, and you can die if it goes wrong. But for this case, since you and Saji-kun are friends, and since you two understand each other, Vritra’s soul was able to revive with a miracle. But it will be hard for the same phenomenon to occur in the same way. By the way, even if a new power is added, the evil-piece sleeping inside him won’t change. The basic base is [Absorption Line] after all. The stats of his base body won’t change that much as well.]

So Saji limited thing, huh. Vritra-power, he sure did attain such a troublesome power!

[Putting that aside, Saji-kun won’t be able to maintain that power for long. Defeat the enemies while they are sealed.]

“Roger!”

Yeah! Then let’s settle this!

I took Mjölnir in my hand, and changed it into a giant hammer! It’s light! I see, they did say that this was originally meant to be light as a feather! So this is what they mean!

“Buchou! Bikou! Child-Fenrir can’t move because of that fire! Let’s finish them off at once!”

To my words both of them….No, everyone agreed, and they started to resume their attack on child-Fenrirs and mass-produced Midgardsormr!

“I will defeat all of Odin-sama’s enemies!”

Rosswiesse-san activates a magic-circle around all her body and released a magical-attack randomly.!

DOOOOOOOON!

It hit the child-Fenrirs and mass produced Midgardsormr who cannot move, and gave them intense damage!

I see! Because of Saji’s power, their powers are being drained and are becoming weaker slowly!

[Saji, can you hear me?]

Using the Sacred Gear, I tried to contact Saji who has become a black-fire dragon.

[………………..Uu.]

Oh! I got a response!

[Saji. It’s me, Ise.]

[Hyo….Hyoudou…..? What’s happening to me right now……..? I don’t know why, but my body feels so hot that it might burn out…….]

[…….Get a hold of your consciousness! You came in with a cool entrance, so fulfill your role till the end and then go down!]

[…….What should I do?]

[What can you see around you?]

[……Inside a black fire, I can see giant wolves, and long-skinny big dragons….]

[Continue to restrain them like that. I think it would be okay if you think like that. Anyway, think strongly! Also, can you see a humanoid enemy?]

[…….Found him. ……..I can sense a mysterious magical power from him. And he’s trying to get rid of the fire with it…..]

[That guy is the boss! Don’t let him erase it! Think strongly, and keep restraining him! I will do the rest! I will settle this!]

I gripped the hammer tightly.

SPARKLE! SPARKLE!

This time, a thunder is running through it. I won’t miss! I will strike it down with everything I got!

[JET!]

I ignited the thruster on my back with maximum output, and I also expanded my dragon-wings widely and charged forward! There is only one target!

-Evil God Loki!

Loki shoots out a magical attack from his hand! I won’t be able to dodge it now! I want to use the hammer as a shield, but if this power disappears there will be nothing left!

BASHUUUUUUN!

I took Loki’s attack from the front! ……It hurts! With that, my armour broke greatly! The attack even reaches my body under the armour. I felt intense pain to all of my chest, stomach, hip, legs.

BASHUUUN!

This time, one of them hits my helm! The helm also gets destroyed, and my head gets exposed! Well, I won’t stop only because I have a better view! I can also tell my head is bleeding.

I don’t have the time to materialize new armour, nor to heal my wounds! I will charge forward like this!

BOOON!

-!

Loki broke through Saji’s barrier of fire! Shit! He is a God even if he is rotten!

“You think you can continue to grasp hold of this Loki with something like this!?”

Loki flies high up in the sky! He’s trying to run away!

“Stop right there!”

Loki laughs at me who is calling for him to stop.

“Sekiryuutei, huh. But, it’s futile. I will retreat for now. Fuhahahahaha! However, I will appear for the third time and bring chaos-”

PIGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGA!

The raikou flashed, and an especially big one covers Loki!

When I turned around….Akeno-san and Barakiel-san are holding hands. –Both of them have black fallen-angel wings growing out.

……Haha. Amazing! A raikou attack of a father and daughter!

“W…What did you do!?”

Loki falls down while having smoke come from him! It doesn’t seem like he has big damage, but it succeeded in stopping his movements!

GOOOOOOOOOON!

A black-fire covers Loki once again! Saji! Good timing!

“Impossible! It’s a fire-barrier which I have unsealed once already!”

Loki becomes shocked, but Saji has a willpower that is about the same as me! So he won’t give up that easily!

[……Do it, Hyoudou!]

Yeah, leave it to me Saji! I grasped hold of my target, and aimed at him!

I then lifted up the hammer immediateeeeeeeeely!

“Oryaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! My style Mjölniiiiiiiiiir!”

DON!

The head of the giant hammer completely hits down Loki’s whole body!

“Noooooooooooow! Let’s do it, Ddraig!”

[Yeah!]

[BoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoostBoost!!]

[Transfer!!]

I transferred the power which I increased to the maximum to the Mjölnir!

Then…. Unbelievable amount of thunder is created from the hammer!

DOGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGA!

A super special strike devours Loki.

Loki’s body……..has many tendrils of smoke coming out from it. His body is already crumbled.

Loki who is all worn-out falls on the ground.

“……The reason why the God recorded in the Bible left a phenomenon called Balance Breaker……and a weapon called Longinus which can kill God without getting rid of them……. Did he know something like this could have happened……? Why did he leave humans a method to kill a God…….?”

After saying that, it seems like he lost consciousness completely.

About the same time, the child-Fenrir and mass-produced Midgardsormr were defeated.

[Chichiryuutei. It was splendid. I’m looking forward to meeting you again.]

Ah, the voice of breast-seirei is getting further away. It finished its role then? No, what on earth was its role to begin with!?

…..I….I’m really starting to get affiliated with unknown things…. I wanted to grow stronger in my own way, but I already have similar things like this happening so spare me of anymore of it!

I said that strongly within myself to the God of breasts who is apparently a God from another World.

Part 3

“Yo, Saji.”

I woke my friend who was unconscious at the centre point of the battle field.

He already reverted back to his original appearance from the black-dragon state.

“Naa….Is that you Hyoudou? What happened to the battle?”

He has regained his consciousness, but it seems like his body can’t move. I called Asia, and urged her to heal him.

Saji got his upper body up, and I then said it to him.

“It has ended. Many things have happened, but it is our victory.”

Saji smiles at my answer.

“……I see. I wasn't very conscious that time…. But, I heard your voice. I was happy. While I was suffering as if I was having my body burned, your voice came to me. It gave me lots of moral support.”

“Hahahaha, you can depend on me. But it will be hard if you were to go on a rampage like that.”

“Are you serious? Was I going crazy?”

“Yeah, very much. But thanks to that we won. You were an amazing support.”

Hearing that, it seems like Saji is relieved.

“……Then I don’t care. But.”

Saji looks around the aftermath of the battlefield. The place is in ruins. There are several craters on the ground and it wasn’t the same as before. It really looks like a place after a war.

Other members were in joy because of our victory. Xenovia and Irina are exhausted and sitting on the ground.

Vali’s team members are nowhere to be seen. They had evacuated before we realised it. They sure are good at disappearing without a trace. Vali also didn’t return after that. ……Did he win? I don’t think he is dead……

Loki had his power sealed by Rossweisse-san who used many Norse magic seals on him after he was captured.

The hammer called Mjölnir had amazing power even though it is just a replica. Well, it was also due to my multiplied powers as well, but I was able to defeat a God with it.

“You’ve been fighting in a battle like this numerous times, right? Things like God, Maou, and Two Heavenly Dragons and such.”

Saji says it as if he admires me.

“Well, so many things happen in our group. People say that maybe the power of the Sekiryuutei is calling them, but I almost died many times. Geez.”

Thinking about it, I have been going through things like this since I became a devil. Aren’t I fighting against legendary beings a lot? I won’t survive even if I have lots of lives at this point……

“That is the reason why you are amazing. I was really scared before doing the training that I was trembling. I really wanted to go home. But, if I ran away I wouldn’t be able to face Kaichou and the others…….”

“I’m in a similar situation as well. I’m scared that I can’t continue. –But I have to do it. It seems like my road to becoming a Harem-king is rough, so I have to break every single obstacle on my way. For that, I will have to adapt to the power of the Sekiryuutei and other kinds of power and make them my own. –There are many things I want to make into reality and many things I want to protect. I have to walk right ahead no matter what.”

“……I’m no match for you. Even though you are a sukebe[33].”

“Heal!”

Asia smiles. It seems like Saji is healed.

“Asia, can you tend to other people’s wounds as well? You can leave me for last.”

“……Yes, I understand. But please don’t push yourself and rest.”

At my words, Asia goes towards her comrades.

“Ise.”

Buchou’s voice which calls for me. Buchou was looking at the direction where Akeno-san is.

Ah. Akeno-san is trying to make Barakiel-san stand up. His wounds are healed with Asia’s power, but I think he has used up other factors. He did spill all that blood before.

“Akeno-san won’t be able to support a man with such a good build by herself.”

Somehow I knew what Buchou is trying to tell me. I understand, Buchou!

I approached Akeno-san and Barakiel-san.

I put Barakiel-san’s arm around my shoulder without a word.

“…..Chichi….No. Hyoudou Issei.”

Barakiel-san looks shocked. Apparently he didn’t expect me to help him.

…..You tried to call me Chichiryuutei just now didn’t you? Well, I don’t mind.

“I don’t eat breasts.”

I said it while smiling.

“Y-Yes. You are right.”

He seems like he’s embarrassed. So Barakiel-san even put on a face like this, huh.

“M..My daughter. -Do you like Akeno?”

“Yes. I like her very much. I think she is a reliable and kind lady.”

I replied like that immediately. Is it me or does Barakiel-san look happy after hearing that?

Akeno-san who was also supporting Barakiel-san has a very red face. Well….Ahahaha….Even I would become shy if you react like that……

“.….I see.”

Barakiel-san seems satisfied. Then we sent him to his comrades waiting somewhere else as a rear support by the magic-circle.

“Okay then, Hyoudou Issei. You can still move, right? We have to fix the aftermath of this battlefield. We will be restoring these grounds.”

Having been urged by old-man Tannin, I was also forced to help him.

After this, I was made to do work to fix the hole Vali created, so I worked till morning.

Shit! Vali, you idiooooooooot! Where did you go!?



Surveillant.

"So that's the Sekiryuutei and Hakuryuukou huh. We also confirmed the Vritra and the Holy-demonic sword. Vritra is in a burst-state, but it's heading towards a new path. The Holy-demonic sword is an irregular thing just like the information we have says."

"It was right for us to come and observe them. It seems like the technology team’s theory will be able to gain positive proof. –That the percentage of Sacred Gear possessors who get involved with the Sekiryuutei and Hakuryuukou even once will have an irregular awakening at a different level.”

“Grigori’s technology is also a threat. –So have you found a way to defeat the [Juggernaut Drive]?”

“I think we can stand up to them using a Sacred Gear which increases its consumption rate. We don’t have demonic-powers and if it consumes their lifespan we can aim for that then. The problem is the Sekiryuutei. It seems like it is trying to grow in a weird way. Maybe he’s trying to go deep within the consciousness of the Longinus. Hakuryuukou is also a problem in that regards.”

“……….. –I got a call from Cao Cao just now. Hmm, oh my this is……”

“What happened? Is it perhaps…..”

“Yeah, the Dragon-eater was found. –With this, the ‘infinite’ will end.”


Vali Lucifer.

“The Juggernaut-Drive which I haven’t used for a while burned me as well as being dangerous. If I can, I want to lower the times I have to use it. At this rate, I won’t last. –So, what happened on your side, Arthur?”

“It seems like I can do something about it by using the power of this Excalibur which controls ‘ruling’. –To Fenrir that is. It has restrictions so Fenrir’s power will decrease quite a lot though…… But even if you had your eyes on its fangs, you sure have weird taste for taking in such a dangerous monster to our team.”

“Vali, we received a call from Cao Cao.”

“Bikou, what did he say?”

“To make it short “We will act on our own. Just don’t get in our way”. That’s what he said.”

“Cao Cao. Let’s hope that nothing happens to both of us. Though we won’t hold back if you were to come at us.”

“But, I never thought he would get the support of a God from a different world. Hyoudou Issei, he sure is someone I can’t predict and he sure does entertain me. His growth rate is going at high-speed in a totally different direction.”

“Fufu, Oppai Dragon huh. He’s like an existence which is like a joke, but he seems to be becoming something which won’t be a joke.”


Boss x Boss

[I’m sorry I can only say it to you by communication, but it seems like my family was saved by you again. Azazel.]

“Yeah. But you know Sirzechs, this was also a tough one.”

[But it seems like the ‘Oppai Dragon’ saved the day again.]

“Man, he is filled with many mysterious powers, that guy Ise. What on earth is a Chichigami! –So is it okay? Not to tell Ise about ‘that’?”

[The one where there is a ‘talk’ about his promotion, right?]

“The discussion about that is rising for Ise, Kiba, and Akeno, right?”

[Yes. Kokabiel’s attack, the terrorist attack during the Three-Great powers negotiation meeting, the terror that occurred at the party sponsored by us, and the terror by the Old-Maou faction. Rias and her group prevented all of them. It’s enough achievements for a promotion. And also preventing Loki’s attack this time is also a big achievement. You can say that the promotion for the three of them is guaranteed.]

“Well, their achievements are top rank among the devils who have been living in peace for a while. Especially Ise, who is a Sekiryuutei and also a popular guy in the Underworld. Akeno is Barakiel’s daughter. Kiba has the irregular Holy-demonic sword. They are all excellent and promising devils. In terms of power, they already have that of high-class devils. But….”

[Yes, that’s right. It’s too early. Regarding Ise-kun, he has only been a devil for about half a year. If he receives a promotion he will become talked about, and he will become the target of the enemy. In terms of gaining more strength, another five years…..no, I want him to wait at least another three years. But the public opinion and the craze of the Underworld are pushing forward for their promotion.]

“Hahahaha, looks like the Maou is going through a rough time. So what is your personal feeling to this then?”

[I would want him to get a promotion. He would bear a certain ‘title’ so he can carry on the house together with my sister and her servants. The old devils are stubborn about those kind of things. But not only is he young, but it is also too early. I still want Ise-kun to remain as an ‘Oppai Dragon’ for a while longer.]

“Well, you are right about that. It’s probably necessary to look over him for a bit longer. –But I think that time period will be very short you know?”

[Yeah, I know that.]

“Ise. He will be trying to make more achievements so he can go on the railway to become a Harem-king. But even if he does get a promotion….”

[Yes, what he will do from there. Now that is the place where the real thing of being a devil starts.]

“Also, it’s about the Hero faction.”

[Did you find something?]

“The Sacred Gear possessors who were captured alive and have been under my investigation….had an unnatural death.”

[-! All of them?]

“Yeah. The cause of it was Ophis’s snakes.”

[So they drank it like we thought.]

“No, that’s not it. The possessors themselves didn’t drink it. –It’s a new type of snake which you wrap around the Sacred Gears. It seems like it stimulates the Sacred Gears strongly using those new snakes. Most likely, instead of the possessors it forcefully drags out the hidden potential power of the Sacred Gear. Instead of its attack power, it was equipped to stimulate the unknown factors of the Balance-Breaker which still has many hidden factors about it. It’s the most delicate and dangerous part of it. If it goes wrong the Sacred Gears will break. They keep on repeating such forceful experiments. I checked the remaining left overs of the snakes, but it is made to stop working if either the possessor dies or if the possessor reaches Balance-Breaker. Something like increasing the number of those who can use Balance-Breaker, including us, it is a feat we cannot copy right now even if we want to.”

[……So those are the methods to increase the number of those who can use Balance-Breaker huh. If the Sacred Gear goes into a ‘burst’ mode and breaks, then the possessor will die. Either way, it is a method which they don’t mind if the possessors die if they can’t reach Balance-Breaker.]

“Bargain sales of Balance-Breakers are scary, but the thing we have to be the most cautious about is the birth of a new Longinus.”

[…..It seems like it will become messy. Counter measures against Sacred Gears. If I think about it, the enemy which will cause the most nuisance are Sacred Gears with variant types of special abilities.]

“If it is a simple power-type then it will be easy to solve the problem. But it’s a pain since there are many abilities which can seal off and kill power-types. Sacred Gears are interesting, but they are scary because of it.”

[-The parting gift left by God. Something which had been supporting us from the shadow till now and which was only something with a special ability to come and become an obstacle to us…….]


New Life.

“Ah, the school trip is coming up soon.”

I get lazy in the Occult research club room, and I am looking forward to the upcoming school trip. Geezer finished his conference safely and returned to his homeland. It seems like he got some good response. I returned that hammer back to the geezer.

Vali….. He disappeared while taking one of the Fenrir with him. It’s actually a big problem, but since we caught Loki, the whereabouts of Fenrir would be known soon and the countermeasures against it will be made as well.

But that bastard had been aiming for Fenrir the whole time. It’s our fault for not realising it, but I can’t forgive him for using us. That guy, what is he planning to do with Fenrir?

Like I thought, I will never come to terms with that guy.

Sensei isn’t here today.

He said he will send off Barakiel-san who finished his role. We also said we will send him off as well, but he said “It will be enough with just me”.

“Ise-san, we have been busy lately, so we have to go shopping for the school trip next time.”

Asia says that while looking at the guidebook for the school trip.

“Asia, I hear that we have to wear underwear which is popular right now.”

Xenovia says that. Asia makes a red face hearing that.

“R-Really….?”

“Yup. It seems like when we go inside the bath where we bathe together with everyone else, others will laugh at us afterwards if we don’t wear proper underwear. I also don’t have cute looking underwear. Maybe it would be better for us to shop together.”

“Sc…School trips are very deep.”

Hmm. This must be Kiryuu’s doing. Well, for girls the pros and cons about the pants they are wearing is a thing they have to check. The society of girls sure must be tough!

“White is the best! I think that is the actual underwear that the lord and Michael-sama would say ‘Yes!’ for!”

Irina enters the room with a high tension.

“No. I will be wearing victory pants together with Asia.”

“Eh! M-Me too?”

“No, no! The colour for faith is white! Or the ones with an emblem of a cross!”

The Church-trio are arguing about their underwear. ……What are you girls doing?

It sure is peaceful. I can’t believe we had that many battles.

I then had a thought.

The stronger we get, the more I realise that there are many strong foes in this World. And somehow they usually appear in front of us.

It’s not like I want to become the strongest in this World or anything. But I do want to become the ultimate ‘Pawn’.

Though if they were to attack us, then I think we need strength to fend them off. It’s the basics for the groups to work together and fight…….

But I also have to become stronger by myself as well. I want to pursue even more about the possibility of the Sekiryuutei which Sensei has predicted. So I will continue to convince the thoughts of my past senpais which are still remaining within the Sacred Gear.

Hmm, maybe I should develop a new technique? Next time, after I discuss it with Sensei, I should try it out with having Kiba and Saji participate in my training.

“I’m doomed!”

When I looked, the silver-haired woman…. Rossweisse-san was crying.

“Uuuuuuuuu~! Horrible! Odin-sama is so horrible! To leave me behind!”

Yup. She was left behind by Odin the geezer like that. Probably about right now, the Geezer should have realised that Rossweisse-san isn’t with him……

But if he hasn’t contacted us, then that means……

“Fired! This must mean I’m fired, doesn’t it!? I worked so hard for Odin-sama and he left me in Japan! Just like he thinks, I can’t do my job properly! I’m a virgin! I’m a woman where my age equals the number of years I didn’t have a boyfriend!”

She has lost herself already…

“Mou, don’t cry Rossweisse. I made sure that you could work in this academy.”

Buchou rests her hand on Rossweisse-san’s shoulder.

“……. Sob. R-Really?”

“Yes, just like you wished for. You want to be a teacher, correct? And not a student?”

“Of course….. Despite my appearance, I have already graduated from school in my homeland by skipping grades. Even though I’m still young in age, I am qualified to teach students.”

Seriously? She doesn’t appear to be older than us at all, but she chose to become a teacher.

“But will I able to live in this country….? But if I returned home, others would get mad and say "You must be brave to show your face when you returned after Odin-sama’s arrival” to me. And I probably would have my position removed…..! Uuu…and I was finally able to find a job where I could have a stable life!”

She’s quite depressed. Certainly if the Chief-God who she had to be escorting arrives home and left his bodyguard, coming back would make her look like a complete idiot.

“Ufufu, so that’s where this plan would come in.”

Buchou got closer to her, and took out a document of some sort and showed it to her.

“If you come to the Underworld now, you can get privileges like this and privileges like that.”

Rossweisse-san made a shocked face after looking through the documents.

“Really!? There is this much insurance…. And there are tax refunds!”

“That’s exactly it. Also don’t you think that a service like this and a system like this is wonderful too?”

“It’s amazing! So d…devils get paid this much……! The base salary is totally different from us! Even if you compare them to Valhalla, these have better requirements!”

-She’s bribing a battle-maiden!

B..Buchou….she really seems like an insurance woman now….. So this is what you call a whisper from a devil! Devils do make contracts with humans with greed as their job after all. This is the way of the High-level devil, Buchou’s masterful way of convincing people! I think she has a natural talent like this. This is what you would call a devil!

“By the way, if you come under me then you will also get these benefits.”

“…….I heard that Gremory is the household who had their family promoted to a Maou and that the specialties made within the Gremory territory are very popular and are receiving high sales for it.”

“That’s true. You can even do that job for your career. The Gremory’s are looking for very talented people.”

Buchou who is continuing to bribe Rossweisse-san takes out a crimson…..chess piece from her pocket!

“-That’s how it is, so won’t you become my servant so you can start a business in the Underworld? I think you will be able to become a magic cannon member by attaining the [Rook] piece and with that magic of yours. I just hope that it would be possible with just one chess piece.”

Everyone was shocked at Buchou’s offer. Of course we would!

For Buchou, this is her last chess piece! Her last [Rook]! So she will be taking in the Valkyrie who specialises in magic!

But we certainly want more casters. There was no-one else besides Buchou and Akeno-san who are Wizard-Types and specialise in magic.

And if someone like that becomes a [Rook], we have a moving cannon which can do a Full-Burst of magical attacks! It seems like she has a variety of special moves and techniques, so we won’t have any loss! More like we would gain more with this!

More than that, she is a beauty and cute so that makes it the best! Though she is clumsy even though she looks like a cool beauty.

“……I feel like this is destiny. It might be my selfish imagination, but ever since I met you all at the hospital in the Underworld, it may have been decided that it will turn out like this.”

Rossweisse-san accepted the crimson coloured evil-piece. Then at that moment, a bright crimson glow lightens the room, and devil wings appeared from Rossweisse-san’s back.

It was accomplished with only one [Rook] piece. Since she is a battle-maiden, I thought she would require more……..

Maybe the compatibility between the ‘evil-pieces’ and those from Norse works in a different way?

“It was recently announced that the unused ‘Evil-Pieces’ change to reflect the growth rate of the master who possesses them. The Maou Ajuka Beelzebub who was part of creating them is famous for including secret factors for the technical programmes.”

Kiba who is beside me gave me an explanation. Hmm, so there are still unknown factors within them huh.

Also the world of devils is amazing for allowing such factors. Maybe they welcome irregular things? If I remember, the game gets heated up when the viewer watches a battle different from the normal ones.

The silver-haired former valkyrie, Rossweisse-san, bows down at us.

“Everyone, I have reincarnated into a devil. I’m Rossweisse, a former Valkyrie. It seems like the annual salary of the Underworld and their insurances are more appealing than the ones of my homeland. I have lots of security now since the financial state of the Gremory household and my future will be very stable so I have become a devil. So please take good care of me from now.”

Her expression seems like she has been a bit brainwashed…….

“And so, everyone, my -- Rias Gremory's last [Rook] will be her, Rossweisse.”

Buchou introduces Rossweisse-san like that with a smile.

……..To be expected from a devil. They are the ultimate beings in regards of controlling peoples' greed!

“Well, I think it’s fine. Even I joined in a mess.”

Xenovia says that casually while drinking green tea. Well, indeed there was a similar situation with her as well.

[Let’s get along!]

Everyone also welcomed Rossweisse-san with warm arms. I also had no reason to decline, and I was happy for a new beauty to join our group.

But, just like the time with Xenovia and this time with Rossweisse-san, the pieces are used up quite easily.

“Ufufufufufufufufu. Odin-sama? The next time we meet, I won’t forgive you, okay?”

Rossweisse-san puts on a creepy smile. S…Scary! She’s covered in an intense aura! The Geezer has a grudge from her! Rossweisse-san might be a bit crooked……

But with this, our group is completed.

Buchou, Akeno-san, Kiba, Asia, Koneko-chan, Xenovia, Gasper, Rossweisse-san, and me. All 9 members are completed.

We have to think of a new formation.

When I was thinking such things, Akeno-san gives me a bento-box.

“Ise-kun. These are leftovers, but please accept it.”

Nikujaga[34]? I just picked it with my fingers and chucked it into my mouth.

The taste which has the right flavour spreads throughout my mouth.

“…..Delicious! It’s delicious, Akeno-san! I don’t know how to explain it, but it gives me the feeling of being safe. It’s a bit different from the ones in my house, but it has a motherly taste to it.”

I receive a hashi[35] from her, and start digging into it. That’s because this tastes delicious!

I was eating, and Akeno-san smiles happily beside me.

“I’m glad that Ise-kun is enjoying it. –Oh, your lips.”

Hmm? Do I have something on my face? I tried to take it off with my hand, but Akeno-san's face approached and…..

CHUU

For a moment, Akeno-san's lips lightly touched my lips.

……………

They didn’t touch each other properly, but th…th…th..that right now was……

“Ufufu. That would make it my first kiss, I guess.”

Akeno-san smiles while having her cheeks red.

K..K…Kisssssss!? Would that count as a kiss!? It’s not a hard kiss, but right now our lips……!

The other girls saw that, and they concentrated their murderous glare at me!

“Ise?”

“Ise-san?”

“….Senpai?”

“Yeah, care to explain to us?”

Buchou and Asia close in with a smile, and Koneko-chan and Xenovia close in with scary faces!

Why is this happening to meeee!?

“Kiba, Gasper, help meeee!?”

Since we are the male group who made an oath to each other in that training, so they will definitely come to rescue me!

But Kiba just smiles and shrugged his shoulder, while Gasper looks away and went into the box to hide! What! Was our unification made from something so weak!?

HUG!

I was being cornered by Buchou and others, but Akeno-san hugs me from behind! She seems to be really enjoying it! She then says it so everyone can hear it!

“Ise, I love you. Ufufu.”

Hearing that, Buchou puts on an angry face and covers her body in a crimson aura!

“Mou-! Ise! Akeno! Today, I won’t forgive you two!”

And my daily life gets even noisier……



Dad.

The trouble ended and I, Azazel, was tagging along with Barakiel who was planning to buy souvenirs in Japan.

It seems like the other idiots asked Barakiel to bring them stuff when he returns. Man, those guys….. Well, it can’t be helped since their Governor which is me is like this.

When I was resting on a bench inside the department store, Barakiel returned carrying many bags with his hands.

“…..Hmm. Looks like I have everything they asked for.”

“Good job.”

Barakiel sits next to me. He seems exhausted. For a stiff warrior-type like him, shopping must be hard. But he still finishes everything to the end once he is asked to do something.

I then took out a bento-box which is inside a pouch out from the bag I am carrying.

“Barakiel. Here, take it.”

“What is this wrapping?”

“Just open it.”

When he opened it, there was a single bento-box.

“…..Bento?”

It’s something Akeno gave me when I was on my way here. She gave it to me without saying anything, but I knew who I had to give it to without asking her.

“This is….”

When he opened the bento-box, it had magnificent Japanese food inside which is full with different colours.

Barakiel looks at me. I urged him to “Eat it” without saying it and by making a smile.

He took the hashi[36] and puts the food into his mouth timidly.

That moment….a single tear drip down from Barakiel’s eyes.

“…….Nikujaga[37]…….. It has the taste of Shuri.”

He started gulping them and was addicted to it. He just kept on eating it while being silent.

He was eating it with enthusiasm while shedding many tears.

I then said it to my friend.

“Leave Akeno to me, Rias, and others. There isn’t a problem. The guy who she fell for is an idiot and is lecherous, but he is a good guy.”

Barakiel stops his hashi, and covers his eyes with his hand. He then says it to me while his voice is mixed with a cry.

“He….I want to believe that he will……take care of Akeno.”

“Yeah, it’s going to be okay.”

“He doesn’t eat w…woman’s breasts right?”

“Yeah, he doesn’t eat them.”

“I see….. You are right.”

Barakiel started to resume eating after being relieved. He started filling his mouth with nikujaga.

The food made by the woman he loves which he thought he would never taste again. That taste has silently, but certainly reached him.

You will be able to eat it again. As much as you want. And as many times as you want.

Ise. I couldn’t say this in front of you but...

-I also feel like I was saved by you as well.

“Damn, I have never heard of a dragon who makes people happy by using oppai.”



Heroes

“Cao Cao, I think it’s about time we will be caught.”

“Yeah, that would seem like it. Yeah, it’s okay that way. We have gathered enough capable people. So let’s move on to the next stage.”

“Right. We have gathered what we need. It’s about time.”

“-Now then, who shall we negotiate with first?”

“To strip down the alliances from the outside. –Do you think they will fall for it?”

“They will. In the current era, a full on war isn’t the style. That’s why the Old-Maou faction was crushed. First, we have to negotiate. We will do it firmly, Siegfried.”

“Roger. The ones who defeats the Maou, monsters and dragons……”

“Has always been the heroes and yuusha[38].”


Afterword.

When you order the kids meal at the hamburger chain which is super popular in the Underworld, “Akuma-naldo”, you can get the ‘Oppai dragon’ and the ‘Switch-princess’ toys! When you collect both of them, the ‘Oppai dragon’ will power up! Now, to all of the good children! Rush yourself to the Akuma-naldo!


It’s been a while. It’s Ishibumi. The story of Chichiryuutei has finally reached the 7th volume. It has entered the new chapter!

Rias’s last servant has been decided. The former Valkyrie Rossweisse! She appeared a bit in volume 5 and has entered the group in this volume. Even if she looks calm, she is a bit of a ‘sick’ girl who taunts herself, but I’m pleased to introduce you to her.

She is a Wizard-type who is also closer to a technique-type. Rias has gained a ‘Rook’ who can use Norse magic and who is like a moving canon. Gremory group are terrifying indeed.

Her setting age is 17 to 18. Even though she is young, she chose to become a teacher instead of being a student. So that will make it compulsory for her to go to the school trip. This is the birth of Rossweisse-sensei!


After the incident from last volume, Ise is in a lovey-dovey relationship with Asia. This time Akeno was the main girl so there wasn’t many scenes of them being lovey-dovey, but they are being lovey-dovey at home and school so please imagine it everyone. Behind the scene he is also getting close to Buchou….. The baka-uple[39] between him and Buchou has escalated hasn’t it.

Entering the new chapter, Ise’s growth rate has also entered the next phase. This volume is the part where he stood in the beginning part of it. Will the curse of Sekiryuutei be solved? He needs to find the stronger form of his own, different from the Juggernaut-Drive. Please look over Ise and his growth with warm eyes by reading the new chapter. Chichigami-sama is like a bonus point thing which comes to him rarely so please don’t take it that seriously.

Now about other characters.

The Two-heavenly dragon has entered their delicate periods. Ddraig and Albion both started crying during the story. This is all due to Ise’s action though….. The pitiful dragons. So please root for them. They aren’t at fault!

The pitiful dragon number 3. Oldman Tannin. Again he acted as comedy due to Ise. You can ask the former dragon-king when you are in trouble and he will answer anything! Ise’s master sure is a dragon-king who is a strong support.

Saji who had the soul of Vritra resurrected due to his battle against Ise. He appeared at the end while covered in black flame. He still hasn’t mastered using his power at all, but what kind of ability was added to it? He might grow in a different direction to Ise.

Lastly Asia. In the fight this volume, it would had been a dangerous battle if Asia wasn’t present. Her healing ability is something which is becoming very essential to the group. And the group understands that so they fight while protecting Asia with their life. Asia sure has grown……

Now about Khaos Brigade.

The Hero-faction who are plotting something creepily behind the shadow. What are they planning to do with the Sacred Gears? They are certainly trying to achieve something in a different way from the Old-Maou faction. From volume 8, they will get involved in the story even more.

Vali and his team who acts self accordingly. They aren’t allying with the Hero-faction, but even though they teamed up with Ise and others this volume it doesn’t change the fact that they are groups who need to be thought of cautiously. The Two-Heavenly dragons who have a unique relationship….. Ise and he have started to acknowledge each other, but how far will these two grow?

Now, the new chapter will give spot-light to the ‘Sacred Gears’ which were treated as a minor things till now. I think their creepiness has been expressed in this volume. The ability which was convenient. How much of threat will it be when it turns on you?

Now for the thanks.

Volume 7 has been released safely. Miyama Zero-sama, and the supervisor H-sama, thank you very much!

Next story is the school trip! Ise will be in action with Kyoto being the stage for it! –That’s what you would think it will happen! Oh my, it will become the compilation of short stories! The title will most likely be “High School DxD 7.5”!

Since there were lots of readers that have been asking for it, it was decided to make a compilation of the short stories serialised in dragon magazine. Unlike the main story, short-story will concentrate on comedy. The DxD will be told from a very different perspective, but Ise and the heroines will be in a even more erotic relationship than the main volumes so please look forward to it! Many of Miyama-san’s beautiful illustrations are planned to be in it though it will depending on the number of short-stories included in it! There will also be a Yuki-onna moe! The people involved in this are enjoying the short-stories as much as the main volumes, so please do look forward to it! It’s planned to be sold in Autumn.

Now for the advertisement! By the time this volume 7 has been released, the September edition of Dragon Magazine will also come with a booklet, and that will be the start of the manga serialisation of High school DxD! The mangaka[40] in charge of it is Mishima Hiroji-sensei! People who also wants to see Buchou’s oppai in action in the manga, please do buy the dragon magazine as well!


Translator's Notes and References

  1. different suffix
  2. Heavenly Dragon Temple
  3. technique
  4. Brave heroes
  5. Azazel is being sarcastic
  6. Kimono sash
  7. Mother
  8. Loli loving guys
  9. rich girl
  10. Japanese rice ball
  11. Clubs in Japan where you pay girls to serve you and interact with you
  12. The Red Dragon Emperor
  13. Doggy
  14. First Generation Sun Wukong
  15. Priestess
  16. Practitioner
  17. Refering to previous possessors
  18. Butt Dragon Emperor
  19. Seated Zen meditation, in a cross-legged position
  20. Sash to hold Japanese clothings
  21. Super lecherous
  22. Giant
  23. Forest located east of Midgard
  24. Holy-Lightning
  25. Technique
  26. Priestess
  27. Old/Traditional Japanese ball game
  28. Father
  29. She is referring to herself in 3rd person
  30. Japanese storage cabinet
  31. Practioner
  32. God of Butts
  33. Lewd person
  34. Japanese meat and potato stew
  35. chopstick
  36. chopstick
  37. Japanese meat and potato food
  38. Brave heroes
  39. Baka + Couple
  40. manga writer


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