High School DxD:Dragon Magazine 2012-07
That day, the department store-----turned into a pandemonium.
Life.1 An Infinite Shopping!
It was an event that occurred soon after the riot in the underworld ended, and the Uroboros dragon Ophis began living in the Hyoudou household.
“We have to buy Ophis-chan's everyday goods.”
…….My mother’s words are very correct. Since it’s one body, Ophis came to live with me-----she doesn't possess any everyday goods.
And that’s why, starting from clothes, she doesn't possess any luxury items.
No, I can’t think that the strongest dragon-sama will be troubled about clothes, or the likes but, saying that when in Rome, do as the Romans do; since she’s living in the house, I felt it’s better to have the same things that the inhabitants of this house have.
Gathering the members living in the Hyoudou house in the night, we ask Ophis questions.
The contents of the questions are, “Since you’re living here, is there anything you want?” and “How did you live your life till now?”, are some questions which we ask Ophis.
First is the former.
The representative Rias asks.
“Ophis, do you have anything you want right now?”
While staying expressionless, she tilted her head and let out one sentence.
“Great Red’s head”.
That’s extremely dangerous! She replied in an entirely different direction!
Well, having her birthplace, the dimensional gap occupied by Great Red, she can’t go back but, that’s Ophis' no.1 worry!
Since she’s living over here, she doesn't need Great Red’s head, right?
“…….Since we’re not the Khaos Brigade, please don’t delve your neck into such a dangerous thing?”
While sighing I said that. ……I see, she said it to those guys in such a lighthearted manner. With that as an excuse, they got a lot of power from Ophis.
While smiling a little, Akeno-san asks the latter question-----“How did you live your life till now?” is what she asked.
“Ophis…….chan, is fine right? In what way did you live till now?”
When Akeno-san asked that, Ophis thought just a bit and then wordlessly shook her neck to the left and right. That action is cute. So much so that you can’t think this is the strongest and invincible dragon.
“I just sat on a seat in a room. I said my wishes. I gave snakes. Just that.”
……Due to that simple answer of Ophis', the rooms atmosphere turned into one where you couldn't say anything. It’s a harsher lifestyle than I imagined.
As if remembering something, she added.
“One more thing. ------Vali, became my partner in talking.”
….That bastard Vali, it probably weighed on his mind I guess. He’s a helpless battle maniac but I can’t think of him as one worrying about strange things.
However, with this it doesn't become reference about her life. More like, will everything that comes to mind be necessary?
For the time being, we just have to go to the department store and buy all the necessary things that we can think of. Thinking about that, Irina says with a difficult expression.
“Um, there’s something that really bothers me. More than that, if we don’t hear about that firstly, the everyday items that we buy will change.”
Is what she says. Something that really bothers her. What exactly is it?
After clearing her throat, Irina who has everyone’s gazes gathered on her asks Ophis.
“Is Ophis-san-----a girl, right?”
Ah. I see. I get it, that’s what it is, huh. What Irina was bothered about was----this person’s gender.
From appearance it’s a girl. Not to mention, a girl wearing black Gothic Loli clothes. However, from what Azazel-sensei says, a long time back his appearance was that of an old man.
He’s an old man, you know? Due to this cute appearance you can’t imagine it to be that but……Furthermore, before that the appearance was different as well.
That’s right, this is a human shaped dragon-----can change its appearance at will. Right now it’s a human girl however, for this Dragon God, the concept of a gender is not present is what Sensei told.
Since it doesn't have a gender, Irina was bothered about it.
------is it fine to treat the current Ophis as a girl?
Depending on that answer, even the everyday items we buy will differ. Since a girl requires more items than boys.
Girls are more sensitive to those sort of things after all. I didn't realise it at all. I thought that if we can just buy the things for everyday life, it’s over.
I see, even a single undergarment will be completely different.
While everyone’s gaze concentrated on Ophis, it only said a single word of noticing.
“I don’t know.”
S-So it’s come to that…..w-well, it’s indifferent regarding gender. Somehow it became the appearance of right now.
Now then, is it a male, or a female, which one’s everyday goods should we buy. Is it fine we also buy that in a gender neutral manner?
I have a good question while twisting my neck.
“Then, which underwear are you wearing right now? Isn't it faster to decide what to buy that way?”
Is what Xenovia says.
That’s a splendid judgement method. Something like her….. However, right now from appearance it’s a girl, even if we give him men’s underwear it’s a…… on that part even I want to feel romanticism.
No, a girl wearing men’s underwear, that sort of maniacal watching over may actually be present!
Ophis stands at that point,
“I don’t have underwear.”
While saying that Ophis starts to roll up the skirt------!
Rias immediately restrains Ophis! Good decision! B-But, there’s a bit of feeling of regret…..!
“……Are you thinking of some perverted things?”
“Is that so? Eyeing even the Dragon God in a sexual way isn't good, Ise-sama!”
Koneko chan mutters it staring at me and Ravel gives a warning!
“Sorry! My sorrowful nature unknowingly turned into regret! Girls not wearing pants are attractive!”
I speak out my mind straight! Sorry for my thoughts being perverted!
“Ise-san! I-I will remove it anytime!”
“Oh, leave it to me, pants right? If it’s for Ise, I will remove them anytime.”
While being embarrassed Asia tries to remove her pants and Xenovia gets caught up too and without hesitation starts to remove her house-wear pajamas.
You peopleeeee! Not good, copying those sort of things!
“Eh!? Going by the flow, do I also have to remove it?”
Looking at her two best friends’ sudden movement, Irina gets bewildered! Her wings are already switching between white and black, and is confronting the danger of becoming a fallen angel! It’s the proof that she’s troubled on whether to remove it or not!
What are you doing in my room, you church triooooooooooooo!
“I won’t remove.”
That’s right, Rossweisse-san!
Looking at that exchange, Akeno-san gave a little weird smile, and Rias sighed.
Rias says it shrugging her shoulders.
"Since we’re living together, this house’s man, the eldest son Ise recognises Ophis' conduct as a girl, there’s no question of treating her as a girl or not. Then let’s do the shopping as that of a girl as well, huh."
On Rias' opinion, everyone agreed. Well, there isn't really a reason to worry. The gender is ambiguous however, Ophis' appearance is that of a bishoujo, no matter who looks at the Ophis right now, they’ll think of Ophis as a girl I think.
“Next time’s holiday, let’s go to buy the necessary things for Ophis’ living. There’s no need to go in a group, I and Ise will accompany Ophis. It’s fine, right Ise?”
I immediately replied to Rias' proposal! There’s no reason to refuse the invitation!
“It’s fine to ask the Gremory household’s servants as well but, since you’re living in this city, it’s better to at least see the human world for yourself. Meaning that shopping would be a good experience. You can follow us on things you don’t know.”
Rias says that.
Yeah, it’s going to be fine if the Dragon God who doesn't know about the world follows us! More like, even though you don’t know about the world, it doesn't mean you can cause trouble to the people around you.
Like this, me and Rias were supposed to go buy Ophis' everyday goods.
Around noon of the appointed day of shopping-----.
The place where me and Rias took Ophis was----a department store that we visited a lot.
The ceiling was an open atrium. The oblong building’s inside was fused with department stores and a shopping mall, and as a complex business establishment diverse genres of all types of shops were lined up.
Maybe because of the holiday, the inside of the department store was crowded with people.
Yes, this department store was also the basis of the battlefield with Sitri.
Maybe Ophis was curious, while expressionless she kept turning her gaze here and there in the department store.
We come to this department store while coming from school, and also on holidays with Asia and the others often too. Rias has also come enumerable times for shopping here.
After shopping we enjoy waiting at the food court and stuffing our cheeks with takoyaki etc. I think it’s fine for devils to wait at the food court after shopping!
The department store also enriches the lives of devils!
“Now, first is furniture. Let’s start with choosing a bed.”
Rias who stood up first starts walking briskly towards the furniture store.
I pulled Ophis' hand, and followed her. If I don’t pull her by the hand then within the blink of an eye she’ll get lost.
We roam around ordinarily in the furniture room looking for a bed and bedding. We had Ophis lie down, and had her confirm the size of the bed and comfort. Well since her thoughts are all “It’s not bad”, it became Rias' judgement on what to get.
Rias orders a thing with a pretty expensive tag heartily with her card.
……Well, well, no matter how expensive a Princess’ shopping is, every time with the single crimson coloured card it gets done. It seems like a special card with no credit limit…..
Just how much is Rias' bank balance…..? It’s useless to think about calculating a princess’ passbook, huh. It’s definitely an amount of money that’s equal to infinity for me.
I also have one more new passbook after becoming a part of the Gremory family.
As the rule of the Gremory family, if you become a devil then it automatically gets made. I don’t know about this on what the other high class devil families do but the Gremory family properly does banking and contracts.
After doing the job of the devil, the wage etc. also gets deposited over there.
During the early days the amount of money that a high school student gets from part time jobs got deposited but, after a certain day suddenly a different amount of digits got deposited that I doubted my eyes. Because, no matter how you look at it, the number of zeros was strange!
After hearing that it wasn't a mistake or anything from Grayfia-san,
“That is coming from the publishing rights etc. of ‘Oppai Dragon’ to Issei-san.”
Etc. is what I got as a reply!
Yes, the different digit deposit was-----in connection with Oppai Dragon! While the Oppai Dragon goods are being made, in my passbook an impossible scale of an amount of money is being transferred!
Due to the number of digits that make your eyes go dizzy, while confused, my mental state was one big question mark but, in the end, “As you’re an inexperienced devil and it’s still early to give a huge amount of money to a high school student.”, saying that Grayfia-san is in control of my passbook.
…….Even the idiot me understands that that huge amount of money will numb my sensation. Doing supervision of the Gremory household’s schedule as well, I feel like bowing my head every time to Grayfia-san who’s supervising it.
“……The amount of money for today’s shopping is already decided by Onee-sama. If we use too much then it seems we’ll be scolded later.”
Rias murmured that.
Ah, today’s shopping money is already decided in advance as well. Not to mention, for Grayfia-san to decide the amount of money.
Since she’s using it so heartily I thought she was buying things without a money limit however, that part is properly set, huh.
For even buying Ophis’ everyday goods to be controlled, Grayfia-san is really amazing. It’s Grayfia-san the super maid who supervises her sister-in-law’s and sister-in-law’s family’s money!
For us, it’s a person who doesn't stop her mind from working….. Even for Sirzechs-sama it’s the same.
After finishing the purchase of a complete set of furniture safely, the goods would reach our home later on. After leaving the furniture shop, it was the moment when we were trying to set on towards the next shop.
“A limited time sale! You can put as much as you want in your bag! No matter how much you put in, 1 bag is 5000 Yen! 5000 Yen! It’s limited to one bag per person so please be careful! If your bag gets torn out then it will become invalid.”
It was the voice of a shop employee giving a precaution from a loudspeaker. Looking at it, in the clothes store’s time sale corner there was a crowd of people, and with a thirst for blood girls with a sharp glint in their eye were stuffing clothes in their bag.
“Hey! I grabbed that cloth first!”
“No! It was me who grabbed it first!”
That voice filled with fighting spirit came even till here. A terrific tug of war of clothes is being created at every place of the sale corner.
……Scary! If it’s shopping girls turn into beasts, and demonstrate a blood lust and a strength that they don’t usually show!
“That’s what I grabbed first! I won’t hand it over! Since I lived for this day, I definitely won’t lose!”
……..A voice that I recognise reaches my ears.
“Ara, It’s Rossweisse. She’s holding a huge pile under her arms.”
It’s that after all! It’s indeed as she said, a silver haired bishoujo is mixed in with old ladies and gathering the clothes for sale!
That expression was a serious and sharp one, the likes of which wasn't seen till now! One that wasn't even seen in the Rating Game, her face is tensed but that person!?
That Rossweisse-san is picking up a jersey with a speed unperceivable by our eyes! Fast! Isn't it even exceeding Kiba's sword speed!?
Rossweisse-san agilely stuffs it in her bag, as soon as she secured it, she let out a cute smile on her entire face.
“…….Today’s the best day!”
Seriously!? Just with a single jersey for sale!?
Just how cheap is this happiness!? No, happiness only has value for some people so, it’s best not to be too foolish but…..even then, what’s with this silver haired bishoujo saying “The best day” just by securing a jersey from a time sale!?
Rossweisse-san is really a pitiful bishoujo. Even though she has super pretty looks and her body shape is good too, but she doesn't spend too much money on cosmetics etc, her dress at home is also a jersey without flowers. Her everyday goods are mostly 100 yen items, her clothes are also from time sales.
She seemed to be saving the change she saved at home in a savings box bought from a 100 yen store. She said that it was her day’s enjoyment shaking it and checking how much she had saved up.
Can you believe it? That person, she’s spending her life like an economising housewife but our ages aren't really different you know…..?
It’s definitely not a bad thing but even for an instant she’s a bishoujo so she should try to buy things that make herself a bit more conspicuous! Put some money for that!
Wait, since I am a male high school student, I am thinking like that!
“Onee-sama praised Rossweisse as a wonderful woman who can have self control.”
Rias says that.
Grayfia-san said that? ……..Now that you mention it, somehow or other, Grayfia-san and Rossweisse-san's personalities may be resembling. Being minute in everything and a cool side, huh.
However, as a definitive difference, Grayfia-san is perfect, and Rossweisse-san is pitiful. Only that is something that no matter what she does she can’t overturn.
Grayfia-san won’t fight with the old hags during a time sale!
However, I think it’s good that Rossweisse-san has her own distinctive personality.
“Since she’s still looking for clothes, and calling out to her isn't good too, let’s go ahead.”
I say that to Rias, and we resumed going to a different shop while taking along Ophis.
For the time being, Rossweisse-san, do your best.
“The Ma’am over there! We’re going to cut a hard pumpkin easily now with these special make kitchen knives so please have a look!”
The old ladies were clustered at one corner of the floor. Taking the better of my curiosity, I take a small peek, it seems like it’s a sales stage show.
Wearing aprons, a handsome looking man was waving the kitchen knife in a skilful way and------!
Looking at that apron wearing man I was so surprised that my eyeballs flew out of their sockets!
“Here, those two sisters over there! Woah, it was a mother and daughter huh! Well, that’s young! I completely thought it was an elder sister and a little sister!”
“No way, Azazel-san! You’re always saying that to me!”
It was Azazel-sensei saying sweet words to a middle aged ladyyyyyyyyy!
In the department store on a holiday, what’s he doing, this person!? In front of me and Rias who were being surprised again and again, sensei skilfully cut the hard looking melon with the kitchen knife in the middle.
“How is it, ladies! This is it, the trump card, treasured sword, Blazer Shining Aura Darkness Blade------kitchen knife type!”
He’s given it an outrageous name but it’s got quite a sharpness.
However, somewhere from the blade I felt a golden aura…..wait, I have heard of that name somewhere!?
“That knife, is a sacred gear which Azazel made after researching and getting results, an artificial sacred gear.”
Rias says that!
That’s right! A bit back there was a combined athletic meet of the 3 factions, however during that time, sensei caused a big riot then, isn't it his special make black history weapon!
It looks like something he wrote down in the data when he was in heaven after having wild ideas. According to what he said to Michael-san, “it’s the strongest sacred gear I have thought about!”!
That “It’s the strongest Sacred Gear I have thought about!” kitchen type is now being used for a sales show!?
Sensei who is showing the cut melon to the ladies, chops off a paper or wood made chopping board and finally even slices off metal easily.
“Please have a look at this sharpness! It cuts even wood or metallic things! Not to mention, even when being handled so crudely, it doesn't have a single chip! The Ma’am over there! This kitchen knife is great! It even easily cuts off the evil spirit or your unfaithful husband’s partner! From the solution of household problems to exorcism, you can do everything with this one thing!”
“Ara, no way! You’re joking too much!”
“Shall we buy one!”
Etc. etc, he’s saying good things to the ladies, however it probably may be true! If it’s that knife then it may be able to destroy evil spirits! Because, that floating aura from the knife is the real deal!
What a thing he’s selling, this rascal sensei! More like, since you’re the former Governor General of the Fallen Angels, try to act more dignified! Wait, I am saying that this late!
While being bored Rias murmurs while sighing.
“The funds of Grigori he used without permission, he’s trying to recover them by doing that…..However to sell artificial sacred gears to normal humans is going a bit far. Well, since it’s Azazel, he probably made it so that it doesn't affect humans much……however even then I can’t leave it as it is.”
Rias takes out her mobile phone, and started conversing with someone.
The call ends, and Rias smiles to me.
“I told the other side to inform Governor General Shemhaza. As expected of the new system Grigori, they responded as soon as you told them. They’ll probably seize urgently.”
What a thing! She made a report to the Grigori! Shemhaza-san became the replacement for sensei who resigned. …….Immediately after taking the office, she made this type of report, I conversely feel it’s a bit bad. I definitely won’t be able to endure the worries……
“Now then, if you buy these kitchen knives today then as a bonus this comes with it! What a thing! Disaster of Burning over freeze pot! No matter how much you boil, it won’t get burned, the best and hardest hot pot-----“
I and Rias leave that place leaving sensei who was swinging his speech. Well, if he looks at us who have brought along Ophis for shopping, he may come to us while saying something. We retreat before being spotted.
After that, we haven’t seen sensei inside the department store, perhaps he was caught by the people of Grigori…..
More like, even saying it is futile however, teachers are forbidden to have side jobs!
After buying all the everyday dry goods at the dry goods store, me, Rias and Ophis, while leaving the store we happened to meet Kiba and Gasper.
“Buchou, Ise-kun. Are you shopping while bringing Ophis along?”
“Yeah, Yuuto, you two are also shopping?”
When Rias asks that, Kiba shows the inside of the bag. -------inside the bag were food products.
“Yes, I thought of having food with Gasper in the afternoon.”
Kiba said that with a refreshing smiling face.
What a handsome like holiday! Coming to the department store to buy food, and making dishes at home after lunch! Kiba and Gasper are living together in an apartment nearby the Hyoudou household. It seems Kiba is solely in charge of food…… This guy’s hand made dishes, I have had it once but, it was quite well made. Not to mention, maybe because he has a taste for stylish Italian stuff, even the arrangement of food was splendid!
Isn't a handsome guy able to do cooking the best! The girls who have their stomachs stolen by it, will definitely fall for him!
If the Vice President of the Student Council, Shinra-Senpai who is filled with Kiba love tastes this guy’s great cooking, I don’t know what will happen to her with the overload of happiness.
“What did you buy, Gasper?”
I pointed to the bag gasper was clutching and asked that.
“P-Parts of a computer.”
Ah, I see. Gasper is skilful at handling computers. Since he’s using computers to form contracts with humans and getting rewards. The results of that are above ours. He’s the precious money maker of the Gremory family.
Since Kiba is a handsome guy, I feel that spending a holiday on a date with his girlfriend would fit him…..This guy, due to some reason or another doesn't make any girlfriends. The handsome looks are a waste!
It’s no use thinking of things like that.
While thinking like that, there was a girl who talked to us.
“Isn't this Rias-san and Hyoudou Issei-kun.”
The glasses wearing beauty was-----the student councils vice president Shinra-senpai.
To really encounter Shinra-senpai at a place like this! Somehow, aren't there too many acquaintances gathering in the department store today!
“Are you shopping-----.”
----With that, it seems Kiba came in the eyesight of Shinra-senpai who called out to us friendlily. Seems like while noticing me and Rias, she didn't see Kiba, she was shocked as if she was confused. She mustn't have thought that even Kiba would be present.
Shinra-senpai has stiffened her expression and body! Still the state of having called out to us, her mouth was opened wide.
Since Shinra-senpai has fallen for Kiba, even looking from me, each reaction is interesting.
Kiba gives a smile to Shinra-senpai.
“Good afternoon, Shinra-senpai. Are you doing some shopping?”
“Y-Yes, I came to buy a new bookshelf….K-Kiba-kun, you’re also here for shopping?”
“Yes, even though I say that, we have completed our shopping.”
“It’s food ingredients right, a-are you going to do some cooking?”
“Yes, I thought of making some dishes with Gasper-kun this afternoon.”
“….F-For you to even be able to cook…..it’s amazing. You’re the opposite of a Japanese man!”
“? W-Well thank you for that.”
The scene of a disordered speech and conduct of Shinra Tsubaki-senpai and a Kiba troubled on how to respond got developed.
Rias who was looking at it pleasantly cleared her throat and said to Kiba.
“Yuuto, help out with Tsubaki's shopping. If she’s buying a bookshelf, it would be better to have more helping hands, right.”
Is the suggestion that Rias gave. Oh, could this perhaps be?
“H-However, Rias-san! E-Even if you think so much for me…..!”
Shinra-senpai was blushing alongside saying that clumsily. She must have judged Rias’ words’ true meaning, she was really getting flustered. Really cute, this Vice President is! Even though she usually is cool to the level of scariness!
It’s natural since Rias knows Shinra-senpai's true feelings, huh. Since Rias and President are best friends. It seems she sometimes shuts herself in an empty room in the house and talks about this and that with Sona Kaichou.
Kiba nods to Rias’ suggestion.
“Understood, Buchou. Shinra-senpai, if you’re fine with me, I will help you out in shopping.”
She just said “Unyu”, this vice president!
Even Shinra-senpai seemed to have been knocked out by Kiba's gentlemanly behaviour. In the instant he smiled, he gave out a handsome man sparkling aura that can kill girls, even the male me understood that!
Shinra-senpai had her face red to the level that even steam could come out and it seemed she couldn’t find how to reply.
“Gasper, I leave the two to you.”
“Y-Yes, I don’t really get it but, understood, Buchou!”
Gasper also replied to Rias' words. Since Shinra-senpai won’t be able to bear it with just the two of them, for the embarrassed Shinra-senpai, Gasper's existence would act as a relief medicine.
Kiba escorts Shinra-senpai. The knight-like behaviour of his was still not what you could call close to each other, but----since Shinra-senpai seems to be happy from the bottom of her heart, I guess it’s okay with this for today.
While sending those 3 off in the wave of people, Rias mumbled the following.
“I want to cheer for Tsubaki. I feel she’s quite a good match for Yuuto.”
Kiba and Shinra-senpai, huh. I don’t know at all what would happen but, I feel like it would be relieving if Kiba has a proper girlfriend.
That guy is always calm with that smiling face however, sometimes looking at him, he gives a dangerously sharp face. The heat of it makes me wonder that he may be the hottest while sleeping within all of us family.
……..Wait, why am I worrying so earnestly about the handsome guy? It’s probably unnecessary concern on my part, haven’t I become dull for me to start worrying about him!
Uh! I will moderately cheer on for Kiba! Rather, let’s cheer for Shinra-senpai more! Somehow, it’s a bit contradictory, but let’s go with that!
And thus, we part ways with Kiba and company, and continue walking towards the next store.
It was in the middle of that. While we were happening to pass by the musical instrument store, a familiar-looking tall male and------Ravel and Koneko-chan's figure came flying in to my eyes.
It seems they also identified us and come calling to us.
“Rias and…..Hyoudou Issei, huh.”
“Raiser! You had come to the human world?”
Rias is surprised! Since it was the tall male, Raiser Phoenix who was alongside Ravel and Koneko-chan in the musical instrument store!
Uwah, I didn't even think he would come to this department store! More like, I didn't even imagine him coming to the human world! What’s happening with today’s department store!?
While making a bad embarrassed expression, Raiser stroked his cheek.
“Ah, a bit of uncouth work.”
“Since he’s worried about me, he came to play alongside.”
Ravel was laughing in a small voice. Besides here, Koneko-chan murmured “I am an escort.”.
Really that Raiser, since he was worried about his little sister, he came here, huh. And, since he was in the human world, he decided to visit a department store? He’s unexpectedly acting as an elder brother, that Raiser is. That’s why, regarding Raiser, even after Ravel fault finds about him, she respects him.
Koneko-chan is escorting them, huh. Somehow or another Koneko-chan and Ravel have become close. It seems they became even closer after the event of my life or death situation being unknown that occurred some days back. Both of them supported each other in the feelings of losing me.
Somehow, it’s become an apologetic feeling but, is it all right that the two have become close?
“It doesn't….look like a date, you guys. …….And, who is that little lady over there?”
That Raiser's gaze is….was in the direction next to me. The one present there was Ophis whose hand I was holding.
Ah, I see. Raiser doesn't know anything about Ophis, and he shouldn’t know about her.
Now then, how should I deceive him. If it’s a devil of Raiser’s level then, he can sense the presence or atmosphere or aura and understand that Ophis isn’t a human.
It’s a new family member of Rias! …I can’t introduce like that. All of Rias’ pieces are buried in already!
I was racking my brains on how to deal with it however, at that time Koneko-chan murmured this.
“………It’s Buchou’s and Ise-senpai’s child.”
T-That’s overdoing it, Koneko-chan! Even from our point of view, Ophis looks older!
I thought it was a reckless explanation, however…….Raiser who heard that……
Was expressionless, and his entire body was stiff.
Feeling dubious, Ravel peered into his face with an “Onii-sama? Onii-sama, what happened?”. As if confirming she waved her hand in front of his but there was no response-------.
After a pause, Raiser twitches his face, and started wailing!
“……….Shit! Rias’ virginity is alreadyyyyyyy!”
He’s in a rage! Somehow, flames are rising from his entire body! Since there are a lot of normal people, we can’t have a super dimensional battle here!
More like, no matter how you think about it, it’s got to be a lie! As if children can be born that fast!
“Onii-sama! Koneko-chan was joking! Geez! There’s no way that a child can be born between Rias-sama and Ise-sama so quickly! Please hang on! More like, it’s embarrassing so don’t say such weird things in front of peopleeeeee! From your words, you’re becoming the opposite from the engagement partyyy!”
Ravel whose face is red is trying to control her elder brother who is angry with tears flowing out but Raiser was only boiling with fighting spirit towards me.
“Fufufu, hey, Ise! Let’s run away!”
Pulling my hand, Rias was looking ready to run away! Me and Ophis as well were lured in and we escaped from that place!
“Bastaaaaaard! Next time, have a duel with me again, Hyoudou Issei! Betting Rias' boobs on it!”
Raiser is roaring that in front of the shop!
“Don’t joke around! Rias' boobs are mine! However, if it’s a duel, I will do it any time!”
Saying that, me alongside Rias and Ophis ran away!
Life.2 Dragon-God and Panties!
We were having a light meal at the food court. Ophis was having doughnuts full of zest. I understood it after observing however, she eats everything but, within that she loves having sweets.
“I, like doughnuts, cookies.”
The idea of a Dragon God getting fat doesn't seem likely so she must be eating sweet things as much as she likes. More like, do Dragon Gods even have an empty stomach? The riddles never end.
Now then, shopping is nearly done. Left is….only Ophis' underwear! Yes, underwear of girls!
------That’s right, let’s go to buy panties!
We visited the girl’s underwear corner.
……Somehow, it’s an inexpressible feeling. I thought I had no destiny with places like this. Hey, a girl’s underwear corner is like, only the chosen males can step into the place right?
Only a boyfriend accompanying his girlfriend, or a husband accompanying the wife, or a father accompanying can enter.
I am….. a boyfriend accompanying his girlfriend? I want to go like that however, but isn't it more appropriate to call this situation a male accompanying the family for shopping?
It’s fine even with that! I have finally stepped into the forbidden place! It’s fine to call Ophis the entrance exchange ticket for the underwear corner!
……Hey, hey, aren't there large small, various types of bra, panties lined up……! From the orthodox white panties to transparent lacy ones.….!
Above all the atmosphere inside the store is grandeur! The illumination dazzlingly shining on the underwear, all the shelves exhibiting the goods are all designer and have flowers!
Ah! That Brassiere……..huge! What a hugeness! Boobs fitting into that are something else without doubt!
Ooh! This small Brassiere over here has taste, isn't it great!
I see, the choices are narrower in the bigger sizes. Normal size brassieres are rich in variety, and it can be used for more purposes.
It’s the same as a rating game. Having power doesn't mean it’s good. The one with more numbers can adapt to the circumstances. However, I dare to choose a power challenge.
------Power (Big Breasts) are good. Since it’s power (Big Breasts) it’s good.
In my middle school years, I was excited just by looking at a mannequin wearing underwear for show. There’s something irresistible of looking at it close by. This distance, this air, only the chosen ones can get this place…….scenery……..!
For this Shangri-La to be so close to me……..!
That’s right, I am good with this happiness! This happiness suits me!
“………..No way, that person……….who would he be accompanying?”
“I can’t think of him having a girlfriend……it can’t be….. a pervert?”
The female customers were looking at me with suspicious eyes and nodding with an inexpressible feeling. ………It’s expected if I am separated from Rias and Ophis. This is a magnificent unexplored region for the perverted me, however if I make one wrong step, then it’s a makyo where danger might rain down.
“Ophis which one do you want?”
“I, don’t know.”
“Then, a coloured one is good. Which one is your favourite colour?”
“That’s right, that colour will suit you. How is this? …….The size may be a bit too big.”
“Should I make them bigger? My, breasts are smooth and flat.”
“You may be able to change your breasts into whatever you like however, for your height, the size right now is natural.”
While holding underwear in their hands, Rias and Ophis, they started looking. The sight of Rias helping out Ophis was for some reason I feel like an elder sister…….like a mother! I guess it’s what you called maternal characteristics. I feel like Rias has plenty of maternal characteristics. Yeah, you get yourself wanting to be pampered by her!
While having divine thoughts like that, the conversation of the girls nearby
“Look at it, Asia! At this bold underwear!”
“Hauuu!..............There’s a hole on it, Xenovia-san!”
“Yeah, the butt is completely visible. It’s already not doing the job of underwear. Don’t you think this one is for dates? Hey, Irina.”
“D-Don’t ask me! I am a Christian! I have decided on pure white underwear!”
“Eh….however, I feel like recently Irina-san bought pink coloured underwear with a bear print on it……”
“Asia-saaaaaan! Why do you know that!? Nooo! You saw me!”
“The Lord won’t be angry with bears, Irina. Even I recently tried a transparent type.”
“Really, Xenovia! It’s surely defiance like a lesser devil!”
“Fufufu, since I am a devil as well. Asia, I am one step forward than you. And also, I will win in this battle of making children with Ise by buying these panties with a hole showing the whole butt.”
“Hauuu! N-No way! If I want to get more and more close with Ise-san, I have to wear t-this underwear…..! No, because I will wear this, I can get closer to Rias-oneesama! I-I’ll buy it as well!”
“Eeeeeeeeee! Xenovia and…..Asia as well will buy those panties!? More like, it’s once again becoming like that! Aaaaaah, Oh Lord, and Michael-sama, what should I do! By buying these panties with a hole showing the whole butt, will my faith increase!”
-----like that, well, in front of the panties with a hole showing the whole butt, Xenovia, Asia and Irina, the church trio were making their resolve and worrying.
……These three also came to the department to shop huh. And not to mention of all things, for it to be the underwear corner……
“…….What are you all doing…..”
When I say that with my eyes half opened while sighing, those three turned back, and had surprised figures.
However, Xenovia immediately changed her feelings, and asks me seriously.
“Perfect timing, Ise. Who’s the one between us 3 on whom this underwear with a hole in it will suit? Your opinion shall become the greatest reply!”
What am I being asked so suddenly!
Aah, Asia and Irina as well are waiting for my answer with serious expressions!
What’s with you all, geez! Why am I being asked about who the panties with a hole showing the whole butt would suit among the 3 at the underwear corner! Hey hey, the other customers are sending strange glances!
How should I answer? All three’s expressions are serious. No, don’t say that…..
Meh, well. For the time being, let’s let it flow suitably.
“Um, then, how about Irina?”
The moment when I said that. Irina's face becomes pure red, and she twisted her body.
“…..I-if I fall at a place like this it’s going to be troublesome, bear it, Irina……! But, But, Ise-kun said that it would suit me…..! What should I do! Fuhehehe, it feels like I will become a fallen angel!”
While holding her face, it felt like she was frantically fighting something. ……..I-If she opens her wings here, it will probably become very terrible……
“I’ll buy it! I’ll buy this!”
Irina took the underwear in front of her and ran towards the counter!
“Wait, Irina! I will buy it!”
Xenovia and Asia chased after her.
…….Those 3 are always on high tension. It’s a good thing that they’re friends.
In front of those three my mouth slipped but, when I sent my gaze to a different direction, a rare scene came into view.
“Are you going to get that flashy underwear, Akeno?”
“Yeah, Sona. Ise-kun is happy with these types.”
It was the combination of Sona Kaichou----and Akeno-san!
To have come to the underwear corner like the church trio……. Isn't the department full of devils today! Everyone loves this department way too much! Don’t they have any other places to go to on a holiday!?
More like, the combination of these two is too rare! I knew that these two were very good friends in private.
However, to go with just the two of them without Rias is a very rare scene for me! I see, since Rias is accompanying today for buying of Ophis' stuff, Akeno-san and Kaichou must have then decided to go out with just the two of them.
……Somehow, I am really curious about their conversation. What sort of things do they talk about when it’s just the two of them.
I fearfully closed in and turned my ears.
“Won’t you buy this sort of underwear, Sona?”
“Yes, I am fine with the normal ones. I sometimes buy ones with patterns however, I don’t wear transparent, or the very small shaped ones like Akeno or Rias.”
Ooh, as expected of the way too serious Kaichou-sama. Her underwear is also completely serious!
“Ara ara, if only there’s a person to show it to, the purchasing desire changes you know?”
“It’s fine if underwear just has it’s functionality. ……Well, if by any chance it’s seen, I feel there’s a need of minimum amount of sense…..”
“Yes, yes, if the boy you like sees it and gets a bad impression, you wouldn't like it right? Girls have to choose underwear with the resolution that it can be seen anytime.”
“………I feel there’s a reason. However-----“
“Ara, this is good.”
The one Akeno-san held was…….the cloth area was excessively small, underwear that had abandoned its functionality as underwear!
Amazing! What’s with that underwear! Won’t the butt etc., everything be completely visible!? More like, it’s a dubious shape that I don’t know if it would even hide the important places or not!
To the side of Akeno-san who was holding it full of curiosity, Sona-kaichou's face was a bit red.
“Ah, Akeno. That underwear….can’t be called as underwear.”
“Ufufu, it’s underwear. It seems boyfriends like these. While Rias is not present, if I have this, he will immediately be roused.”
“……I won’t complain about wearing it in the house but wearing it to school is forbidden, alright? The public morals will be disordered a lot. Before that, are you and Rias wearing flashy underwear from before to school?”
“Geez, Sona. You’re the student council president even in private life. Ufufu, really, your onee-sama is completely opposite. If it was Serafall-sama, she seems to have had an interest in this type of underwear.”
On Akeno-san's words, Kaichou suddenly gets flustered!
“Wa-Wait! Don’t recommend that to Onee-sama! Just show that to Hyoudou Issei-kun!”
“Ufufu, you’re also a very big siscon about Serafall-sama.”
“I am not a Siscon. I am only taking care of Onee-sama. If I don’t do that, Onee-sama seems like she would be tricked by a perverted insect.”
“Sona, really, you’re serious but interesting.”
In contrast to Akeno-san who looked like she was enjoying herself, Kaichou seemed a bit displeased.
Amazing, what an interesting conversation! Heh, those two without Rias do this sort of talk usually. They showed me a valuable scene.
So Sona-Kaichou has a side that cares that much about Leviathan-sama, huh. I surely thought that only Leviathan-sama excessively cares about Sona. The sisters think of each other dearly. This was a rare knowledge.
However, that underwear that Akeno-san is holding could only be thought of as a rope! If she wears that and comes……Gufufu! I can’t bear it! If the panties are like that, what would the bra be like! My dreams are expanding!
------And there was a shadow that was approaching Akeno-san and Sona Kaichou.
A combination Saji, Hanakai-san, and the first year Nimura-san! Kaichou seemed to have recognised them as well.
“Ara, isn't it Saji, Momo and Ruruko. What a coincidence to have met here.”
Hanakai-san says to Kaichou after drawing closer.
“Kaichou! Please hear this! Ruruko is trying to select perverted underwear for Gen-chan! No matter how you think of it, it’s obscene! It’s impure!”
Hearing that, Nimura-san puffs and turns her face away and says.
“I just wanted to hear the opinion of a male. Momo-san as well, if you get your underwear chosen by Genjirou-senpai, isn't fine?”
“W-What are you saying! If I bring Gen-chan with me to the underwear corner, he’ll become an idiot and perverted! What do you plan on doing if he becomes a monster!”
Compared to the upset Hanakai-san, Nimura-san was smiling calmly.
“Male high school students won’t become like that with just a single underwear I think.”
-----Sorry, I was really stimulated!
In someplace else while I was having apologetic feelings, that bastard Saji was bewildered and said to Kaichou.
“I-I, am not really going to ever become perverted, or have tastes in underwear! Kaichou, it’s true! I happened to meet Hanakai-san and Nimura-san coincidentally in the department store, and through this and that came over here! It’s an honour to have met Kaichou!”
He was explaining the reason as to why he was at the underwear corner.
Since it’s Saji who’s fallen for Kaichou. He must want to avoid a misunderstanding. More like, Hanakai-san and Nimura-san's Saji contest is overheating……
After raising her spectacles, Kaichou said this simply.
“Saji, males can’t be coming recklessly to the girl’s underwear corner. And also------ you have to moderate your perversity.”
With the misunderstanding seeming to have cleared but not having been cleared, Saji was in shock after hearing that from Kaichou. Seeing that Akeno smiled and loosened her mouth.
…….Saji Genshirou who still wasn't a likely candidate. It’s far off. Like, doesn't it smell like impossible? If he finds out that I am called by my given name by Kaichou, I feel that I will be cursed by Vritra's power……
Hearing the conversation of the student council members any more than this is also useless so, I sneakily moved away from that place.
Now then, after returning worried on how Rias and Ophis' shopping was going-----
Rias was in the corridor and looking around turning her head this way and that in the shop. From the troubled expression on her face, it seemed like something had happened.
More like, Ophis……isn't around?
Rushing over to Rias, she said that with an open mouth first.
“Ophis went somewhere!”
……It seems like the dragon God became a lost kid.
It was a 10 second gap in which Rias was having the shop employee check the stockpile. In that little gap where she had her eyes away, for Ophis to have disappeared.
“What have I done….”
Rias who looks apologetic.
No, it’s my fault. Because I only had my attention on Asia and the two, or Akeno-san and Kaichou….. Because I had entered the underwear corner of my dreams, I was too happy.
…..If I had clutched her always, she wouldn't have gone.
We called out to the church trio, Akeno-san and Sona-kaichou, and Saji and the rest and asked them to help us find Ophis.
Making the place in front of the underwear corner as the gathering spot, everyone ran around in the department.
Was she taken away by someone? It’s not that there’s no possibility but if you ask me, something must have caught her attention and she followed that. Or she must have been curious about the department store and aimlessly got separated from us------. The possibility of one of those two is high.
“…..W-Well, since it’s a Dragon God, it’s not like she’ll get some trouble but someone may get in trouble because of her….”
I twist my neck in negation. We have already told her strongly not to use her powers on normal people, I don’t think she would. Her personality is docile, so if you say it once she’ll understand.
……Being taken captive by other factions, and also enemy powers, the possibility….can’t be said as zero.
For the three great powers, this city is a special place so I don’t think enemy powers can enter so easily but, I can’t say it for sure……
Not good. The more you think about it, you’ll sink into despair!
For the time being, places where it seems she would go, or places which would catch her attention, we have to put them together and check them!
“It’s a large shop so it’s not certain that Ophis will stay in one place, and there’s a limit to how much we can search on via. Let’s have our familiars help as well.”
Rias making sure the guests didn't notice, started having her familiars search thoroughly as well. At that moment------. The indoor broadcast started ringing throughout the entire department store.
“Lost Child Notice.”
Ooh! Maybe it’s! Praying that it’s maybe that, what reached our ears was-----
“Crimson haired, big boobed mom. A father with a lecherous face. A sister with normal sized boobs with long gold hair. An idiotic looking sister who looks like she has brute strength. A sister who is a self proclaimed angel. Brother and sister looking like birds and a girl looking like a cat. One more mom with black hair and big boobs. A sister looking like she has low happiness and is poor who is silver haired. And also a handsome guy and a cross dressing boy and a glasses girl…..? Is there a combination of such people? Or are there such looking people nearby? A girl is waiting at the lost child centre. ……….Wait, head! S-Sorry! B-But, this girl said that if I said that they would immediately understa…..ah, my deepest apologies! Please forget this!”
…….Somehow, a really rude and awful announcement was heard!
Leaving that aside, Crimson haired and a big boobed mom!? And, a father with a lecherous face!?
Who is that! Wait, us!? The customers inside the shop look at us and say “Aren't they them?” “You’re right.” And started noticing!
More like, that Ophis, isn't it definite that she’s at the lost child centre!
Did she explain as mother, father!? Or is that while explaining, the employee took it as that!?
“L-Leaving this aside, let’s hurry to Ophis!”
We get caught in public gaze, and with her face reddening due to embarrassment, Rias said that and started walking fast! We also follow her!
In the middle of heading there, we get inquisitive glances and words of other customers, and keep heading on!
“Well, a couple around high school student? Crimson hair! It’s about them!”
“It’s indeed an idiotic looking lady who looks like she has brute strength!”
“A self proclaimed angel (lol)”
“A mom with black hair and big boobs……wait, there are two moms? And there are lots of sisters? I-It’s a complex circumstance.”
“It really is a lecherous looking faced dad!”
Everyone is saying what they want!
We increased our pace for the time being with our faces red!
Shit! Shiiiiiit! Why do we have to face this! It’s extremely embarrassing!
“I! For the time being, can’t come to this department store due to embarrassment!”
Covering her face while walking, Asia looked embarrassed from the bottom of her heart!
“Sorry for looking idiotic.”
“I am an angel! It’s true!”
Xenovia and Irina also looked like they couldn't agree.
The Raiser brother sister and Koneko-chan who are not moving alongside us right now, would they also be recognised right now and be embarrassed?
Kiba and Gasper, Shinra-senpai, and Rosweisse-san as well may have noticed the announcement!
“Fufufu, Sorry. But, fufufu.”
Sona-Kaichou who wasn't called by the announcement is tagging along with us laughing strangely.
Eh, please laugh already! Although I want to cry!
“Ufufu, my position as the other mom. It’s not bad. Next time, adultery play with Ophis-chan and Ise-kun may be interesting.”
Akeno-san looked like she liked the explanation in the announcement! Adultery play including Ophis is strongly catching my interest!
More like, that Ophis, she explained our appearance directly to the employer. Or, must have said the special features we told our friends like that itself.
And then, the above mentioned mom, Rias is-----
While blushing her face red, somehow was happy.
“……Mom. I am a mom. Ufufu. Ise is the dad. I see. That’s right. That’s how we are seen, right. Really, Ophis.”
It seemed like she had the best mood today. After having that embarrassing announcement done, furthermore all inquisitive gazes all having been concentrated, Rias gave the finest quality smile.
“You’re late. I got tired of waiting.”
Saying that Ophis welcomed us!
She didn't show us a single particle of calmness. Seems like she was taken along with a kid eating candy, and was unsteadily separated from the underwear corner.
Rias was not even particularly angry with Ophis, rather, she was off buying candy for her.
“How is it, Ophis. Is the candy tasty?”
“It’s fluffy and sweet. Tasty.”
“Ufufu, I see. However, don’t separate on your own from us, okay?”
Her figure of watching over Ophis seemed to be enjoying herself.
“That’s right, the mom has to be gentle with her children. Ophis, do you want more of the candy.”
“I want more.”
Rias was in a good mood from the beginning to the end. It seems she was very happy being recognised as ‘mom’. If you look at it from appearances, it’s a big daughter for Rias.
……I am the dad, huh. R-Rias’ husband….? T-That’s an honour!
Children, huh. Will I too, someday, become a true father. I can’t even imagine it now.
After that, everyone restarted their shopping. In the middle, we met with Koneko-chan, Ravel, Raiser, Rosweisse-san and had a late lunch. Since there were a lot of adults, we split the seats and sat.
It seemed that Kiba, Gasper and Shinra-senpai had gone back already. They progressed at their own pace so it’s interesting. Guessing from Kiba's appearance and Shinra-senpai, it’s impossible to happen suddenly.
Raiser is nudging at his hamburger with a happy look. That caught my interest.
“Raiser-san likes hamburgers, huh! I can’t imagine it!”
As soon as I say that, Raiser's face reddens!
“What did you say, Sekiryuutei! Hamburgers are tasty! You too, putting miso soup on hamburgers!? That’s why former humans are an uncivilized combination and I am troubled eating with such a group!”
“What did you say!? Doesn't miso soup match with hamburger!”
Don’t underestimate the Japanese! As long as there’s rice and miso soup, they can make mostly everything as a side dish! A fried chicken can’t understand that!
“Geez, Ise-sama and Onii-sama too, please don’t fight over hamburgers!”
Ravel entered between me and Raiser and tries to stop us!
“I, like hamburgers.”
“……Tawara hamburgers are supreme.” 
On the side of us, Ophis and Koneko-chan were eating silently while taking the dishes. In the other seats, the Sitri family was eating enjoyably but only Saji's tension was low from the beginning to the end.
Isn't it fine to have the person you like recognise you as perverted! I too am living sturdily like that!
However, somehow having a meal like this so peacefully and enjoyably may have been quite a while ago.
Well, in the meantime, we couldn't bear the inquisitive gazes pouring at us from the other customers! Since we’re well known thanks to the announcement from before……
However, even though I say it as a coincidence, it was a department store with acquaintances in the numbers that you would be surprised at……. The proportion of devils is way too high, in this department…..
Was this also the Dragon God-sama's divine protection? No, it can’t be.
“Let’s go to the 100 yen store in the last! Since good things happened today, I want to exert and spend around 500 Yen worth of articles!”
Rosweisse-san was proudly showing the war spoils with her eyes shining. In the words of Ophis, a sister looking like she has low happiness and is poor. ……It’s matching her.
……Today, I think the one who most proficiently bought was Rossweisse-san.
After the announcement in the department store, it somehow spread even in the school, and within a bit of time, we became the topic of conversation as “The high school couple and their family which cause trouble at the department store.”
Of course, it was a misunderstanding but…… The announcement in the shops was that interesting, huh! Since I was embarrassed it’s not possible!
“Ise! What’s the meaning that you having a child with Rias-senpai!?”
“You, made children!? A marriage during high school!? We can’t forgive you!”
Matsuda, Motohama, only the stupid two followed me persistently!
However, the person in question, Ophis seemed to have enjoyed shopping, and wore her panties safely as well.
And also, Rias also seemed very happy. A lot happened and we were embarrassed but, I was able to see everyone’s side that I wasn't able to see normally, and the shopping was a grand success!
I somehow escaped from Matsuda and Motohama. Before I realised it, I was besides the old school building.
Casually looking up, Ophis was gazing at the outside scenery from the second floor.
So she came to school, huh. She comes to school using the magic circle occasionally, huh….. Well, she hasn't exited the old school building till now.
“Ise, it’s a clear day.”
Gazing at the blue sky with not even a single cloud, the Dragon God said that.
“……..I, after coming here have often started to see the human world’s sky. Maybe.”
…..This girl’s home, the dimensional gap was a place with space like a kaleidoscope.”
“Hey, Ophis. How is the sky here compared to the place you were born?”
The Dragon God who is called infinite smiles at my question.
“It’s not bad.”
I see. It’s not bad, huh. Then, it’s fine, surely. You can stay over here.
Since there’s no guy who can bully you here. Nobody even wants snakes, you know?
“Let’s go to the department store again.”
“I look forward to that.”
Aah, really, if I stay with Ophis it’s going to be tough but-----that part looks enjoyable.
Translator's notes and references
- SFX often used to replace 「何？」, “what”. Emphasis on cuteness
- I don’t know what Tawara is, it literally means bales, but I guess it’s a particular type of hamburger, never had too many hamburgers myself in Japan anyway.