High School DxD:Volume 6 Life 3
Life.3 The Great Battle!
“Ah~. Ah~. I-I’m~. No. I am the Gremory group’s….!”
I was sitting in front of the mirror in my room to practice speaking. And to smile as well! I want to make a big smile, but even the practice makes me nervous.
That’s because we will be appearing on television. It can’t be helped if you want to practice speaking!
That night, Buchou received a call from Grayfia-san. The business she had with us was “The television station offered an appearance on their programme”. It doesn't end there since it was an offer for the whole Gremory group to appear!
The Rating Game for the young devils including Buchou has been broadcast to the whole Underworld. Buchou and other young devils were already famous for being family members of Maou and such, and it seems their fame increased even more after that game.
Even in the Underworld there was an article in a magazine which had a “Princess Rias Gremory's Special!”. I found out that Buchou is popular during Summer, but that just means she became even more popular. For the young female devils, the girls uniform of the Kuou Academy is popular, so I heard that it would get released for sale in the Underworld soon.
There is someone hugging me from behind! I remember this sensation of Oppai! When I looked at the mirror, it’s Buchou as I predicted.
“What are you doing Ise?”
“Y-Yes. I was practicing because we will be appearing on the television.”
“Ufufu. It’s alright. You can answer normally when they ask you a question. The one who would be asked the most questions would most likely be me.”
Buchou starts to pat my head to make me feel comfortable! Aaah, Buchou! My Onee-sama! Your way to take care of your servant is perfect!
“Hey, Ise. You know you don’t have to burden yourself that much about Asia?”
Buchou continues with a gentle tone.
“Lately, you have been thinking about Diodora more than Asia has. Yes, I was also thinking about it too, but it seemed like you were worried about Asia even more. – Do you think it's your fault that Asia came to this side of the World?”
……Buchou is amazing. I nod my head while looking down.
“……Yes. But Asia said she is enjoying the current ways of her life. I also think that is for the best……… But, I…….”
Buchou hugs me gently. She then says it to my ear.
“Ise and I. Let’s make that girl happy with everyone in our group. But you and others also have to achieve happiness okay? If not, then I would get sad.”
I started to man-cry with Buchou's words! Sob! That’s because Buchou is too kind! The woman I fell in love with is an amazing woman! I would follow you to the depths of the World! Yes! Buchou, me, and rest of the members will lead a happy life with Asia! Spending our life with a smile! That must be happiness! Buchou then smiles at my self determination.
“Yes, I know. My lovely Ise.”
Just like that, it’s the day of appearing on the television.
We teleported to the Underworld by using the magic-circle personally for us! I just came here recently so I never thought I would step foot back here this quickly. The place we arrived in is the basement of the big building which is built in a city. In the place for transport magic circle arrival area, we were welcomed with warm arms by the staff.
“We are glad you are here, Rias Gremory-sama and her servants-sama. Please come this way.”
We were being led by the person who seems to be the producer, and we went to the top floor via the elevator. The interior of the building doesn't look different to those in the human world, but they are different in very simple things. There are many devices that work using demonic powers within the building.
And on the poster placed in the corridor…..It’s Buchou! The smiling picture of a crimson haired beauty looks like that of an idol! Then from the end of the corridor, a familiar person comes while bringing 10 people with him.
“Sairaorg. So you were here too.”
Yes, the one who Buchou talked to is the next heir of the House of Bael, Sairaorg-san. He has the noble jacket rested on his shoulder, and he looks wild like always. Even from a novices' eyes, he has no openings. So he’s always ready for action huh? The blonde woman with a ponytail who is right behind him is his Queen. She sure is beautiful.
“Rias. Are you also getting interviewed?”
“Yes. Have you already finished Sairaorg?”
“I will be getting interviewed now. Most likely a different studio from you guys. – I saw your match.”
Buchou raises her eyebrows a bit.
“No matter how much power you have, you will lose if you get trapped. They will aim for the slight opening with full power. Above all, there are many unknowns in a Sacred Gear. We won’t know what will happen, and what it can do. Compatibility is also important in the Game. I have learnt many things from the match between you and Sona Sitri. –However…..”
Sairaorg-san then pats on my shoulders.
“I desire to fight you with only pure power.”
Sairaorg-san left after saying that.
…..My shoulder which was lightly patted. He only did that, but it feels very heavy. Do I have some expectations from the number one youth? Man, it makes me nervous!
After the greeting with Sairaorg-san we went to the dressing room, and we left our bags in there. Azazel-sensei didn't come with us because he would be appearing on a different programme. Irina is staying back at home. Today, it’s just for us, the Gremory group. After that we were taken to what seems like a studio, and we went inside. They are still preparing, and the staff are still doing work. The interviewer lady who was here before us comes to greet Buchou.
“Hello, it is my first time meeting you. I am the announcer of Underworld broadcast studio 1.”
“Same goes to you. Hello.”
Buchou also responds with a smile, and shakes her hand.
“I’m sorry all of a sudden, but for the interview……”
Buchou, the staff, and the announcer lady started the discussion about the interview. There are also many seats for the viewers inside the studio! Waa…… So it would be broadcast while having people look at us live…..
Crap. I started to get quite nervous! Even if Buchou is the main, we will also be standing there for the actual thing…….
“…….I….I…I….I….I-I…..I want to go hooooome……!”
Gasper, who is trembling behind me. It must be cruel to have a hikikomori appear on television. But I’m also nervous. Gasper, endure.
“There will also be questions asked for the other group members, but please don’t be too nervous about it.” The staff tell us.
“Ummm, is Kiba Yuuto-san and Himejima Akeno-san here?”
“Ah, that would be me. I’m Kiba Yuuto.”
“And I am Himejima Akeno.”
Kiba and Akeno-san raise their hands.
“I think there would be quite a number of questions asked for you two for the interview. Both of you are increasing in popularity.”
“Are you serious!”
When I make a sound of shock, the staff nods.
“Yes. Kiba-san is getting more female fans, while Akeno-san is getting more male fans.”
Oh. He’s handsome and she’s beautiful after all. Then it won’t be weird if they are popular.
I see. Since the match against the Sitri was broadcast throughout the Underworld, Kiba and Akeno-san's popularity raised. Damn you, Kiba! Akeno-san…….I kind of feel complicated. She is my other Onee-sama…… I didn't know whether I should be happy or not, and Akeno-san then smiles at me.
“You don’t have to worry. I only have eyes for Ise-kun. So I won’t go to another person.”
She then holds my hands gently! Uoooooo! Akeno-san! She sure is an Onee-sama who thinks deeply of her fellow group member! Huh! I then felt a sharp gaze! When I look around…..Buchou is glaring at me and Akeno-san! My master sure has a strict check on her servants!
“And who is the other person, Hyoudou Issei-san?”
“Ah, that would be me.”
I’m also popular!? I’m a bit……No, I feel really excited! But the staff puts on a question mark above his head.
“…….Ummm, you are……?”
Seems like she doesn’t know me! Eeeeeeeeh!?
“Um, I am the [Pawn], Hyoudou Issei. I’m also the Sekiryuutei as well……”
When I said that, the staff realise it.
“Ah! You are! Your armoured form had a strong impression, so I couldn't tell Hyoudou-san in a normal state.”
Certainly! In the match, I was in the armour form for quite a time! It was a Blitz. So it might be obvious if the impression of me in my normal state is weak.
“Hyoudou-san will also have an interview in a different studio. You are famous as being the “Chichiryuutei.”
What is that!? I became shocked at the unknown nickname I was given! The staff then continues lively.
“You have become very popular amongst children. It seems like you are called “Oppai Dragon” amongst children. You screamed out “Oppai” in the match against Sitri correct? That was broadcast during snack time in the Underworld. And it became very popular among the children who saw that.”
Are you serious! I’m a hot topic amongst the brats in the Underworld!? I can’t understand it! But an Oppai-dragon….. Ah, I think I did keep on saying Oppai….. It seems like children get attracted to those simple things. Looks like what grasps the children’s attention is the same both in the Underworld and human world.
Suddenly Ddraig started crying inside me. Hey hey hey. What happened?
[I, who was called a Heavenly Dragon….. I, who has been feared as the Sekiryuutei…..]
He’s crying seriously…… Seems like he is really shocked. Hmmmm, well it is Chichiryuutei, and an Oppai-dragon after all……
“Then Hyoudou-san, please follow me to the different studio. I will guide you.”
I received a personal script from the staff, and I started cheering Ddraig up while I was heading towards the different studio.
So what will be waiting for me huh?
“Man, I was nervous.”
After the recording, we started relaxing in the dressing room. It’s obvious that everyone was nervous as well. So they started relaxing by leaning on the wall or dropping dead on the table as soon as we entered the room. The programme was a collection of questions towards Buchou from the beginning to the end. How was the match against Sitri? What will you do from now? Is there any youth devil you have your attention on? Such questions like that.
Buchou answered with a smile normally, and she didn’t forget to behave with elegance. Her family might also watch it, so she can’t show anything shameful. Buchou showed us and the visitors an awesome interview as the next heiress of the Gremory! Then when the questions moved onto Kiba after that, there were cries of the female fans. His popularity among the female audience was the real deal. Even during Akeno-san's turn, male fans were shouting “Akeno-sama!”. And when it was my turn, the kids were yelling “Oppai dragon!” and “Chichiryuutei!”. I don’t know how to express my feelings, but I really was popular with kids……
It seems like my armour form looks like a stuffed toy to the kids. But since I kept on saying oppai and oppai, I became popular in a weird way.
Hahahaha, there must be a reason why they filmed “that” in the order studio.
“By the way Ise. What were you asked to be filmed at the other studio.”
Buchou asks while eating a snack.
“It’s a secret. The staff also asked me not to tell people who are close to me as well.”
I said it while making an evil-laugh which sounded like “Nihehe”.
“I understand. I will be looking forward to it.”
It seems like Buchou is also looking forward to it. Then it happened when we were trying to stand up to go home. The door opened, and someone enters.
I thought she was cute for a moment. It’s a girl who has her hair braided in a roll. And she’s quite a bishoujo. But she looks familiar….
“Is Ise-sama here?”
“Ravel Phoenix. What brings you here?”
Ravel and my eyes met. It seemed like her face became bright for a moment, but she then makes an unpleasant expression. She then pushes the basket she is holding to me.
“T-This! It is a cake! My second eldest brother has a television programme in this studio so I came to give you this since I had time!”
Is that so? I’m not sure, but I took the basket from her and checked inside. A delicious looking chocolate cake is inside. Wow, it looks splendid. But why did she give me the basket with a shy face? It looks good.
“Did you make this?”
“Y-Yes! Of course! I have confidence if it is cake! A-And I promised you that I would make you a cake!”
“Thank you. But you could have made it for me when we have tea like we promised.”
“I won’t do anything to disturb you. You have a match with the House of Astaroth coming up soon correct? So I won’t waste your time. But I thought maybe I can just give you a cake. You should be grateful!”
Hmm, is she forceful or is she modest? But I’m happy she came all the way here.
“T-Then I will be leaving here…..”
Ravel goes home as if she finished her business.
“Wait a sec! Kiba!”
I stopped Ravel, and made Kiba make a small cake knife. I cut a bit off the cake and took a piece of it to my mouth.….The sweet taste of chocolate spreads inside my mouth. It doesn't have too strong of a taste, and is just right. The softness feels good too.
“It’s delicious, Ravel. Thank you, I will eat this at home. Hahaha, I don’t know when I will see you next, so I thought I will give you the comment for the taste now. I will make sure to arrange having tea with you on a different occasion. If it is me that you would like to have a drink with though.”
When I said that, Ravel got teary-eyed and her face was red to the maximum. Huh? I thought she would respond by saying “Of course! Ohohoho!”……..
“……Ise-sama, for the next match, I will be cheering for you!”
After Ravel said her goodbyes to us, she left the scene quickly. When I turned around to Buchou…..
Buchou has her eyes closed while raising her eyebrows. And the girls are looking at me with a scary atmosphere…….
W-Why…..? I became suspicious of this situation. But like this our interview finished, and the match against Diodora was drawing near.
By the way, a video which has me appearing on it was sent to my house by the studio. I got shocked when I checked it out! …….I never thought it would turn out like this…… How should I tell Buchou and others……
In the changing room for the big bath located on the first basement floor in my house, I took a gulp of fruit-milk after having a bath. Ah, it tastes good! I drink it in a single sip while putting my hand on my hip!
But you know that this big bath is located on the first basement floor right? I still can’t believe in it. The Hyoudou residence, which had a major renovation during Summer, is now six stories high, and has down to a third basement. The second basement floor has a pool. The girls swim in it when they feel like it. Seriously, it really is luxurious. Thanks to that, there is enough space for the girls to live in. My parents are happy as well, so it should be alright.
And there are all sorts of milk drinks inside the fridge located on the first basement floor, so we can drink after having a bath. According to Buchou, “Drinking a variety of milk after a bath is a must in Japan”.
Buchou's obsession towards Japan is scary at times. By the way, I change the types of milk drink I drink after bathing everyday. Buchou is in the fruit-milk faction. Akeno-san, Asia, Koneko-chan are in the normal Milk faction. And Xenovia is in the coffee Milk faction.
I had a bath after the training towards the upcoming game, so I feel refreshed. I have started to become a training norm lately. I don’t feel calm if I don’t train. Working hard daily is my routine.When I left the big bath room, the big hall which is across from the big bath room is titled with light. There is a big hall next to the big bath room on the first basement floor, so we can do film watching marathons and all sorts of training. I was training here just before too.
The door is ajar, so I check inside. Xenovia is in there wielding a practice purpose sword. She is wearing training wear and is wielding the sword seriously.
“Yo. I wasn't trying to peek but the lights were on in this room so I happened to check inside.”
I entered the room.
“Yeah, since the game is coming up.”
“But, didn't you train quite a lot before dawn as well?”
Yes. Xenovia increased the amount of training as the game was drawing near daily. Even today she overworked for training, and it seems like she was being haunted by something. During the spar, even Kiba seemed like he was being overpowered by Xenovia’s high spirit. But since she was rushing things, she created an opening and received a counter.
“I am… weaker than Kiba after all.”
Xenovia says it with straight eyes.
Certainly. When we first met, Xenovia was stronger than Kiba. But the situation changed all of a sudden because Kiba's talent started to bloom after he attained Holy-demonic sword.
“Even on the video, Kiba showed that he could use Durandal better than me. – In terms of simple talents, Kiba has more talent than me.”
Xenovia has cloudy eyes. I think there is a part inside her that is a bit jealous of Kiba.
“From my eyes, both you and Kiba are amazing.”
Xenovia smiles at my words which don’t even sound like I am cheering her.
“Thank you. But the thing I can’t forgive the most…….is myself who lost in the previous match without doing anything….. That’s why I am training so I won’t let my guard down any more.”
……So it is about that. In the match against Sitri, Xenovia lost against Shinra-senpai who possess a counter-type Sacred Gear. In terms of power, Xenovia was superior. But the timing and compatibility between them was bad, so she lost against her.
I also witnessed how scary a Technique-type can be when I looked at the video. They settled the match in places where pure power doesn't work, and it made me realise how broad the game could become. Well I do think we are super strong if we were to fight normally. Oh crap, this confidence could lead to our defeat.
“No matter how awesome a power you have, I realised that there are many ways for us to get defeated. Settling the match with pure power seems the most easiest to know though. But especially in the game, it would be a team battle, so rather than having one strong individual, we need to cooperate in a style of “Person A ability” + “Person B ability”. The road to becoming a High-class devil sure is hard…..”
I sat on the floor, and made a sigh. It truly is hard to get a promotion to a High-class devil.
“Do you want to become a Maou, Ise?”
“No, I never thought about things like that….. Why do you ask all of a sudden?”
“In the future, you will be going solo from Buchou right? To stand at a greater height.”
“Yeah, that is my plan.”
“Asia said she will be following you.”
“Hmm? Aaah, yeah. We promised we will be together forever.”
“Take me along with Asia as well.”
An unexpected situation. I never thought she would say that……
“Why do you want to come with me?”
When I ask, she answers with a big smile.
“It would be fun being with Ise.”
I see. It’s fun huh.
“Roger that. I will think about it.”
“Yes, I hope you do positively.”
I don’t know any plan about the future, but building a business with Asia and Xenovia seems interesting. I was thinking while bending my neck, and Xenovia stops swinging her sword.
“Somehow, talking to you made the nervousness inside me disappear.”
Xenovia approaches me who was sitting down and….
She kissed me on the cheek! Uoooooooo! I was shocked at the sudden thing! A kiss in the cheek huh!
“It’s my gift to you. Should I give it to your lips next? Fufufu. Then I will be resting for today now.”
Xenovia leaves after saying that. I could only touch my cheek for the sudden kiss she gave me.
“It’s about time.”
Buchou says that and then stands up.
The day of the match. We gathered at the Occult Research Club room late at night. Asia is in nun's clothing, and Xenovia is in erotic battle wear. And the others including myself are wearing the Kuou Academy uniform.
We gathered around the magic-circle located in the middle of the room, and are waiting to be transported.
Our opponent is Diodora Astaroth. The noble house where the current Beelzebub came from. I don’t know what kind of power he used, but he is a devil who is capable of going at his enemy by himself directly with his enormous amount of demonic-powers. But the game will end when you take down the [King]! In our group there are plenty of guys who won’t lose with pure powers. If he comes at us, we will just crush him!
But I also need to learn a different way to fight other than that…… A counter huh. Maybe I should practice it as well. Sairaorg-san is a super Power-type. He is in the similar category as me. If I learn to counter, it seems like I can turn the tables around….. For Power-types, the moves of Technique-types are something you can’t ignore. While thinking about it with my small brain, Asia holds onto my hand nervously.
I smiled silently and held her hand as well.
Yes, first I need to take care of Diodora. I will definitely not hand Asia over to him. No matter what kind of demonic-power he would use against me, I will protect Asia! Then the magic-circle glowed, and we are about to get teleported…..
“…….Did we arrive?”
When our eyes recovered from the lights made from the teleportation, we opened our eyes….. The place we arrived was a spacious place.
The place is lined up with thick pillars. The ground is made from…..rocks. We look around, and we see a big entrance of a shrine at far!
……….Huge. It looks like those shrines that appear in Greek mythology. At first glance there are no broken parts, and it seems like it was just built. The sky is white like always. So this is our base huh.
Now, lets get pumped up for it. Would it be a blitz? Or a long-battle? I still don’t know, but I will just have to accomplish my role!
I was getting my courage up like that….. But we didn't hear the announcement of the arbiter no matter how much time had passed.
“…..This is weird.”
Buchou says that. Just like how I became suspicious, others are also suspicious with this situation. Did something happen to the people in charge of the match? I was thinking such things, and then….
A magic-circle appears on the other side of the shrine!
Eh!? Diodora!? Don’t tell me we will have a battle with this short distance!?
I panic! The group makes their stances! But there isn’t just one magic-circle! Many lights have appeared, and they are surrounding us!
“……It isn’t the symbol of Astaroth!”
Kiba says that while making a stance with his sword. Akeno-san then says it while having her hand covered in electricity.
“…….None of the magic-circles are similar. Except….”
“They are all devils. But if my memory is correct….”
Buchou looks around with serious eyes while being covered in red aura. The ones appearing are many…….devils! All of them appeared with hostility! They glare at us while surrounding us!
One, two, three….. No, I will stop counting. That’s because they don’t just stop at ten or a hundred! There are between several hundreds to a thousand of them, and we are surrounded by an insane number of people! The whole area is covered with devils that have just appeared.
“Judging from their magic-circles, they are affiliated with the Old-Maou faction of Khaos Brigade.”
I became scared to my wits! Are you serious!? The Khaos Brigadeeeeee!? Why did they intrude in the game of the youth devils!? Oh, they are terrorists after all! But why our match?
“The blood relative of the annoying fake Maou, Gremory. I will have you perish here.”
One of the devils surrounding us says that to Buchou in a provoking way! Just like I thought, for the devils supporting the Old-Maou faction, the current Maou and the devils who support them must be an eyesore.
A scream! This voice belongs to…..Asia!
When I turned to Asia, she isn’t there!
The voice came from above! When I looked up, I saw Diodora who is carrying Asia! That bastaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard!
“Hey Rias Gremory. And Sekiryuutei. I will take Asia Argento with me.”
He said something foolish with a refreshing smile!
“Let go of Asia, you shit! Coward! And what is the meaning of this! Aren't we supposed to play the game!?”
Diodora showed an evil-smile for the first time to my shout.
“Are you dumb? This isn't a game. All of you will die here by them…..The agents of Khaos Brigade. No matter how powerful all of you are, you won’t be able to take on this many number of High-class devils and Mid-class devils right? Hahahaha, so die. Perish right away.”
Buchou glares at Diodora.
“Are you telling me you are connected to the Khaos Brigade? Scum. And you even defiled the game, so death would be fitting for you! More than that, you try to take away my adorable Asia away from me……..!”
Buchou’s aura increases! She’s pissed! Of course she would be! I’m also about to snap! This guy! I just can’t forgive this bastard!
“If I were to stay with them, then it seemed like I can do anything I want to whenever I want. Well, struggle as much as you want. I will become one with Asia while you are busy with them then. You know what I mean? Sekiryuutei, I will make Asia mine. If you are able to follow me, then come to the depth of the shrine. You would be able to see something magnificent.”
While Diodora laughs loudly, Xenovia shouts at me.
“Ise, the Ascalon!”
I responded right away, I made the gauntlet appear. I pulled the sword out from the tip, and handed it to Xenovia.
“Asia is my friend! I won’t let you do as you want!”
Xenovia’s eyes are also burning with rage. She tries to slash at Diodora right away…. But the demonic-power released by Diodora crumbles Xenovia’s stance. Her blade didn't reach Diodora, but the holy aura released from the sword goes towards Diodora! Yes! Take that!
That’s what I wanted to happen, but Diodora dodges it swiftly up in the air! Shit! So he won’t go down that easily huh! Looks like getting her stance crumbled was bad!
“Ise-san! Xenovia-san! Ise~…..”
Asia begs for help! But the space starts to shake and it gets distorted. Diodora and Asia’s body get blurry and they start to disappear.
I call for Asia who disappeared but I don’t get any reply. …….Shit! I couldn't protect Asia! Again I….! I….!
“Ise-kun! Stay calm! We need to take care of the enemies right in front of us first! Let’s go and save Asia-san after that!”
Kiba says that to me.
…….Yeah, he’s right. It’s simple. I need to get past this place, go to Diodora to beat the crap out of him and save Asia!
Diodoraaaaaaaaa! I won’t forgive you!
The devils surrounding us. So they were serving under the descendants of the Old-Maou. I don’t know many details about it, but I need to beat them up if they get in our way!
Their hands shine mysteriously! They are trying to attack! Diodora said not only do they consist of Mid-class devils but also High-class devils. Will we able to dodge all of their attacks? Is it better to hide behind the shadow and take them down one by one? Or should I ignore them and head towards the shrine?
While I was thinking up of a plan, I heard a scream, “Kyaa!”, under this tense situation. Akeno-san’s voice! What happened!? When I looked, a single-eyed shitty old man wearing a robe was lifting up Akeno-san’s skirt and looking at her panties.
“Hmmm, nice butt. More than that, the curviness only the young ones have is irresistible.”
T-This shitty geezer!
I pulled Akeno-san away from the geezer! Akeno-san’s ass belongs to me!
“You shitty-geezer! Where did you pop out from! –Wait, you are…..!”
I was familiar with this old-geezer! Yes, after the match with Kaichou, this geezer visited the infirmary room I was resting in. If I remember, this geezer is…..
“Odin-sama! Why are you here?”
Buchou asks while being surprised.
Yes! Odin! The God from the North! It’s the arrival of the God! The geezer says it while stroking his long white beard.
“Hmm. It will be long if I explain it, but to put it simply, this game has been taken over by the Khaos Brigade.”
Like I thought, the whole game was taken over by them.
“The game committee and those from different factions are cooperating to take them on. Well, we know up to the fact that Diodora Astaroth was allied with the Old-Maou faction behind the shadows. He must have received the “snake” from Ophis which resulted in his sudden power increase. Then it will be dangerous for you guys right? So you needed some help. But this game field is covered by a strong barrier. So it would be hard for normal people to break or go through the barrier. Especially destroying it would be really hard. We can’t do anything unless we stop the one who turned the barrier on from the inside.”
“Then how did you enter here geezer?”
“When I gave one of my eyes to the Mímisbrunnr, I became familiar with these types of demonic-powers, magics, and other spells. The same applies for barriers too.”
Geezer showed his left missing eye to me. –Something which seems like a crystal is put inside, and magical letters glowing in the depth of it are popping up.
When I saw the symbol appearing on the artificial eye, I felt as if my whole body froze stiff. It has a really dangerous glow……! I can even feel Ddraig's nervousness through the Sacred Gear.
“The enemy is the Chief God of the North! Our name will rise if we take his neck!”
The Old-Maou faction devils start to shoot the blocks of demonic-powers at once! The number of attacks is insane!
When we were prepared to take on the shots aimed at us, Odin-geezer just hit his rod onto the ground once.
The attacks coming at us get reflected away and perish! Geezer just laughs, “Hohohoho”, while stroking his beard. This Geezer is amazing! To be expected from a God! He made the attacks perish easily! The devils changed their expression. There are many High-class devils among them, but this Geezer still has this much confidence!
“Normally, I can break the barrier with my power but I could only enter here….. Hmm, so what kind of enemy did this? Though I was told by that brat, Azazel, to give this to you. To be making an old man work this much, what should I do with that brat afterwards…..”
This Geezer sure does complain a lot….. What we received from the Geezer are small communication devices.
“Go, leave this place to this Geezer and run towards the shrine. I’m saying this Geezer will be standing in the battlefield to cover you guys. This is a big privilege you know?”
When the Geezer points his rod at us, a shallow aura envelops us.
“That will protect all of you until the shrine. Now, go go.”
“But Geezer! Will you be okay just by yourself?”
I get worried but the Geezer just smiles energetically.
“For a baby who only lived for a decade or so to worry about me….”
Something which looks like a spear appears in the Geezer’s left hand.
He releases a single blow with it towards the devils! Then…
Enormous amount of aura is released from the spear, and a sound which pierced through the sky echoes throughout the area! I couldn't believe what I saw. The thick single blow goes straight to the end of the Earth, and it gouges the ground deeply! Dozens of devils have perished with that single blow! What an intense power! It’s not a matter of fact that it is at a completely different level!
“You know, Geezers need to work out sometimes too. Now then, terrorist devils. Come at me with all your might. This Geezer here is stronger than you can imagine.”
He has this much power even though he held back! Uwaa……Gods do have a power in a totally different league…..
The devils became even more nervous. There aren't any devils who would come at us like before to make their name famous anymore.
“I apologise! I will leave this place to you!”
Buchou gives her thanks to Odin the Geezer and then says it to us.
“We will run towards the shrine!”
We responded to Buchou's words, and ran towards the shrine. During that time, the Geezer and the devils resumed their battle.
When we entered the shrine, we put the communication devices we received from the Geezer on our ears. Then we heard a familiar voice.
[Are you guys alright? This is Azazel. Looks like you received this from that geezer Odin.]
[I know that there are things you want to say, but hear me out. This Rating Game has received an assault from the Old-Maou faction of the Khaos Brigade. The field you guys are at, and the special field where the VIP room is, are flooded with devils from the Old-Maou faction. But this is something we anticipated before hand. Currently, all the factions are working together to defeat the Old-Maou faction.]
So the observers are also having a hard time as well huh. More than that, what does he mean by saying that he anticipated it?
[Lately, those who are related to the current Maou started to die mysteriously. The ones who were behind it are the Old-Maou faction of the Khaos-Brigade. It was told that the heir of the Glasya-Labolas died in an accident, but in reality it was the Old-Maou factions who killed him.]
……So the Yankee’s relative was killed by the Khaos-Brigade. Was he targeted because he had the same blood as the current Maou?
[And the mastermind behind it are the descendants of Old-Beelzebub and Old-Asmodeus. Just like Cattleya Leviathan that I defeated, the hatred of the Old-Maou faction towards the current devils government is great. By terrorising this game, they tried to shake the World as a start by killing and showing the dead bodies of those related to the current Maou. There isn't a better occasion to attack than this. We anticipated something bad, ever since the match between Astaroth and Agares.]
Then it means our match was already decided to be targeted by the Old-Maou faction from the beginning. The ones who are targeted are Maou and their relatives. In other words Buchou. And also the bosses of each faction who came to see the match. Then that geezer, Odin, was also one of their targets.
“Then the reason why Diodora's demonic-power increased more than before is?” Buchou asks.
[He must have borrowed Ophis's power. They also must not have thought that Diodora would have used that power during the game. That’s why by adding that with the incident with Glasya-Labolas, we anticipated that something would happen in this match. But they didn't change their plan at all.]
So that shit powered up by borrowing the power of the boss of the terrorists! And he won his match with that! I don’t like this at all!
[To them, as long as they can finish us off, anything is fine I suppose. Even for us, this is a chance we can’t normally hope for. It’s a good time to crush the Old-Maou faction who seems like they will give negative influence to the World. Odin, Greek Gods, and Gods from Sakra's side are also planning to annihilate the terrorists. We told the bosses of each faction in secret about the possibility of a terrorist attack occurring, and we asked them whether they would participate for this plan. All of them decided to cooperate and are thinking about winning. Right now, everyone is rampaging against the Old-Maou faction devils.]
So all the bosses from each faction are basically saying “We won’t lose to terrorism!” huh.
[I’m sorry Rias. I said War wouldn't happen that often, but it turned out like this. We made you guys face such danger. We wanted to have them move before the start of the game. We thought they would appear then, and like we thought it did. But it’s certain that we sent you to a dangerous zone. I thought of this plan by persuading Sirzechs. I wanted to bring out the Old-Maou faction no matter what.]
“What would have you done if we died in the process?”
I ask Sensei without any care, and Sensei then says it with a serious tone.
[I was planning to take proper responsibility for it. If my life is needed to make up for it, then I would have done that.]
—Sensei was planning to die….
So he lured those guys out with that much determination….. That is important, but I need to tell Sensei what happened earlier!
“Sensei, Asia was taken away by Diodora!”
[~! I see. Either way I can’t have you guys stay there any longer. Leave Asia to us. It will turn into a battlefield over there. The Old-Maou faction devils are continuously being teleported there by the magic-circle. There is a hidden basement in that shrine. It’s made to be very sturdy. Hide there until things settle down. We will eliminate the rest of the terrorists. This field is made by the Longinus possessor who belongs to the Khaos Brigade. You can somehow enter inside, but it’s near impossible to leave from there. – Longinus [Dimension Lost]. It exceeds among the Sacred Gear related to barriers and space, so even that geezer, Odin, who specialises in techniques can’t destroy it.]
“Are you also here in the battlefield Sensei?”
[Yeah, I’m inside the field. It is a really big field, so I’m far from you guys though.]
“We will go and save Asia.”
I said it to him straight forward.
[Do you know what kind of situation it is right now?]
Sensei's voice is mixed with anger. But I still won’t give up! There is no way I can!
“I don’t understand anything complicated! But Asia is my comrade! My family! I want to save her! I don’t want to lose Asia ever again!”
Yeah! While we are discussing like this, we don’t know what that bastard is doing to Asia! Just thinking about it is making my stomach burn black! Buchou then says it with a smile.
“Azazel-sensei. I’m sorry, but we will continue to go forward inside the shrine to save Asia. The game is cancelled, but I won’t agree to it if we don’t settle this with Diodora. I need to teach him how foolish it is to take my servant away from me!”
Buchouuuuu! To be expected from Buchou! She sure knows what to do! Akeno-san also continues from there.
“Azazel-sensei. We have the right to use our power against those who do suspicious actions within the Three-Great-Power alliances correct? You know Diodora showed rebellious actions towards the current devil society?”
Oh! She’s right! We have those rights! To be expected from Akeno-san! Sensei makes a sigh from the other side of the communication device.
[…….Geez. You guys are stubborn brats…… Well, okay then. This time there aren't any restrictions. That is why there isn't anything which will hold your powers back. – Go and rampage to your hearts content! Especially Ise! Show the power of Sekiryuutei to that traitorous brat, Diodora!]
Oh! Sensei sure knows what he is talking about! Thank you very much!
I replied back with high spirit!
[Lastly, listen to this. It is important. They started this while knowing that we started to get the gist about their plan. In other words their plan is something which won’t be affected even with us knowing about it.]
What does he mean? I became suspicious, but it seems like Buchou understood.
“Does it mean they started the terrorist attack because they have something up their sleeve?”
[Yeah. We don’t know what it is, but it is certain that this field is dangerous. The game has stopped, so there isn't any retiring. Even if you guys get in a dangerous situation, there is no way to help you so keep that in mind. – Be careful.]
…..I see. The opponents have confidence in themselves, so they still proceeded even if their plan was already known to us. I don’t know what they are planning to do, but what we need to do is simple and clear! We need to beat Diodora, then save Asia, and then hide under the basement! It’s a bit scary that there isn't teleportation for when we need to retire, but it would be okay if we beat them before they beat us! But why do I have such a high encounter rate to meet strong foes?
— Power gathers around dragons. I think I heard someone say that before. Did I end up like that because I am the one who has the Sekiryuutei residing in me…..?
“Koneko, can you find Asia?”
Buchou asks Koneko-chan to find Asia. Koneko-chan points towards the end of the shrine while having the cat ears appear on her head.
“……I can sense Asia-senpai and Diodora Astaroth from there.”
Yeah! Wait for me Asia! I will go to your aid soon!
All of us then ran towards the depth of the shrine.
Inside the shrine was a spacious place. It feels like there is no end to the spacious hall. There are just giant pillars inside the shrine, and nothing else is there.
When we go through the shrine, another shrine appears right ahead, so we go towards there. When we kept on repeating that, we felt a presence within one of the shrines!
We stopped and made our stances. The ones who appeared are…….ten small build people who are wearing robes.
[Hey Rias Gremory and her servants.]
Diodora's voice echoes throughout the shrine! Where is it coming from!?
[Hahaha, Sekiryuutei. You won’t find me no matter whether you look around or not. I’m waiting at the end of another shrine for all of you. – Let’s play a substitute for the Rating Game that has been cancelled.]
The bastard says some rubbish like that! Is he sending his voice using demonic-powers? And he wants to play? What is he trying to do?
[Let’s have a match while using our “pieces”. The rule is that you can’t use the same pieces again until you reach where I am at. Other than that, anything is okay. For the first match, I will be sending my 8 [Pawns] and 2 [Rooks]. By the way all of my [Pawns] have promoted to a [Queen]. Hahaha, it’s 8 [Queens] from the beginning but that is okay right? After all, Rias Gremory is a young devil famous for possessing powerful servants.]
He’s insane! He’s telling us to take on all the Pawns who have promoted to a [Queen] and 2 [Rooks]! If I remember correctly, all 8 of his [Pawns] are girls! Man he’s lucky…… A harem….. No, no. This isn't time for being jealous of Diodora!
“Fine. I will play along with your nonsense. I will carve into your head, just how powerful my group is.”
Buchou affirmed! Seriously!? Is she okay with it?
“Is it okay to agree to the enemy’s suggestion?”
When I ask Buchou, she says it while narrowing her eyes.
“We should agree to it. They have…….Asia as their hostage.”
Yeah, we won’t know what they will do if we provoke them. Buchou then points at me.
“We will have Ise, Koneko, Xenovia, and Gasper head out.”
She’s telling to go past this with us four!? I think we are lacking quite a number!?
“Those who were just called. Come over to me.”
I, Koneko-chan, Xenovia, and Gasper gather around Buchou and she whispers to us.
(I will leave the 2 Rooks to Xenovia. You can fight with all your might. So use your full power against them.)
(Roger that. I like it. I’m good at those things.)
Oh, you seem like you will be enjoying it Xenovia-san! But she’s right. If she has no restriction, then she seems like she can even beat 2 Rooks. She is originally a Power-type.
(Against the Pawns, Koneko would be the attacker. Use the senjutsu to send your ki in them so you can take them out. Ise and Gasper will be Koneko's support. But you two will be the key for this battle. Ise, please have Gasper drink your blood.)
(Roger that Buchou!)
We nod at Buchou. But I was called back by Buchou.
(Ise, you know……)
Yes, yes. …….W-What…….?
I started trembling at what Buchou just said to me! Are you serious! It’s okay, right? I really can do it, right!? I tried to get a confirmation from her for the last time, and she nods!
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! I scream within myself! The fear I had just before is now gone!
I can do it! I can……We can win against these guys!
[Then let’s start.]
Along with Diodora’s words, his servants made their stance towards us.
I had my finger cut lightly by Kiba’s demonic-sword, and gave my blood to Gasper.
I knew that Gasper’s heart just got a pulse. The next moment, Gasper’s body is covered in a weird aura. His red eyes start to shine mysteriously as well. Yeah, the atmosphere of Gasper changed. With this, we are fully prepared! When Xenovia releases her Durandal, she makes a double sword stance along with Ascalon, and she walked towards the 2 Rooks.
“I will take Asia back.”
An intense pressure never seen before is coming out from Xenovia. Her eyes are sharp.
“……I never had someone whom I could call a friend. That’s because I thought I could live without such people. I thought I could live if I had the love of God.”
The 2 Rooks sprint towards Xenovia. –Fast! So they are Rooks with speed! Xenovia doesn’t even flinch and continues talking to herself.
“Then those who started to treat me in a friendly manner came. Especially Asia, who always smiled at me. She called me her “friend”.”
Yeah, you are our comrade and also our friend, Xenovia. She shows sad eyes while dodging the Rooks attacks.
“……When I first met Asia, I said horrible things to her. I called her a witch. I called her a heretic. But Asia came and talked to me as if nothing happened. She even called me her “friend”!”
Xenovia…… So she always thought about it.
“That’s why I will save her! My best friend! Asia! I will save her!”
A destructive wave is released from Durandal, and it blows away the two Rooks!
When Xenovia swings her Durandal up high, she then shouts with teary voice!
“That’s why! I beg you! Durandal! Respond to me! I won’t like it, if Asia disappears. If I lose Asia, I…..! Please! Give me! Give me the power to save my friend! Durandaaaaaaaaaaaaal!!”
As if it responded to her words, Durandal increases its aura by several times! What an intense amount of aura! Even I who isn't receiving the attack can feel it itching my skin! Durandal is glowing ten times more than before. Amazing……
The area around Xenovia starts to crack with just the holy aura Durandal is naturally emitting.
“I realised lately that, I can’t suppress Durandal very well. It might take a lot of time for me to get a silent wave of aura that Kiba showed. Then I just have to keep on going forward. I decided to increase the sharpness and the destructive power of Durandal instead.”
Xenovia made a cross with Durandal and Ascalon up the air. Durandal's wave is transported to Ascalon, and the holy aura increases even more. Ascalon's aura also increases its holy power because it has come in contact with Durandal. The aura emitted from the two swords starts to make a synergy.
“Now, let’s go! Durandal! Ascalon! Let’s go to save my best friend! Please respond to my feelinnnnnnnnnnnnngs!”
Durandal and Ascalon start to create pillars of light! A big hole is created on the ceiling of the shrine! Xenovia swings that towards the two Rooks!
The two big waves of holy power merge and enveloped the two Rooks!
The shrine vibrates violently! When the vibration stopped, what appears before my eyes is…. The two big slashes that appeared in front of Xenovia. The pillars that were there before are now gone along with the wall. Even the ceiling above Xenovia and onwards is gone! More like the majority of the shrine disappeared with the waves created from the two Holy-swords.
So this is the attack power of Xenovia without any restrictions! And all of that was the holy power! If the opponents are devils, then it would be a deadly attack! No, it’s not something so nice like that! They will disappear without a trace! The two Rooks did perish!
When I saw those two Rooks on the video, they didn't seem weak. Instead they seemed quite strong. And she took them out with a single blow……
Xenovia is breathing heavily. So continuous use of that would be impossible.
She accomplished her job. Now it is our turn!
“Koneko-chan, Gasper, let’s go!”
Koneko-chan let her cat ears and tail appear with that sound! Yes! Both her sound and cat ears are so cute that I will burst blood from my nose! Our opponents are eight Pawns whom they all promoted to a Queen! They might be the most fearsome, but there is a way to win!
“First, I will also promote!”
During the game, I can only promote if I go to the enemy base, but since the Game is off now, I can promote to [Queen] with Buchou’s authorisation! That’s why I promoted to a Queen quickly!
I then used Boosted Gear’s power!
I gathered the demonic-powers to my brain! I will release it once again! This ability which was once sealed!
“Evil passion released! Image MAX! Spread! My pleasant dream field!”
A mysterious space appears around me!
“Buchooooooooou! I am a hentai and a pervert! Even so I will use this power for you! No, I will use it for myself!”
After pledging to Buchou, I made a “Lock-on” to the eight Pawn girls ahead! To their breast! I will try to ignore that Buchou had an astonished face just now!
Yes! My special technique has caught them! They won’t be able to get away from this technique! The real game starts from here!
“Hey! All the Pawns’ Oppai-san! Tell me what you are going to do, starting from the right oppai!”
I close my eyes, and speak to the oppai! Then their oppai starts to speak in a way only I can hear!
[First we will get rid of the troublesome vampire~!]
[Let’s take him down with the three of us at once!]
[Vampire! We must defeat! Defeat!]
Wow! I open my eyes and told the other two what I just heard.
“That girl, that girl, and that girl are aiming for Gasper! Gasper, “stop” the ones I just told you!”
Gasper stops the three Pawns that I pointed at with the power of his Sacred Gear!
The three Pawns were grasped by Gasper’s eyes, and their movements were sealed easily! Yeah! They stopped! Gasper who drank my blood is doing alright! Next! I ask the other Pawns on the other side!
“What are you guys thinking about?”
[Woah, those girls were stopped! Then they will find out that we are aiming for the Nekomata!]
[Don’t tell me this is the rumoured power of the dragon who can hear the voices of oppai? Scary! I was planning to target the Nekomata! Don’t tell me it was useless to use a defence spell to stop my heart from being read?]
[The Nekomata will find out about our plan!]
I see. These three are after Koneko-chan! Impertinence!
Wait, they even made a plan to stop their heart from being read? Well they would do that since they won’t be able to come all at once since I’m here!
“Gasper! Next, those three will head towards Koneko-chan! Stop them there!”
Gasper’s eyes glowed, and now those three stopped!
—There are only two Pawns left! That was settled in an instance! It really did finish quickly!
“Uhahahahahahahahahahaha! We are overwhelming! The eight Pawns who promoted to Queen are now crumbled on the ground because of our super combo!”
I released an evil and vulgar laugh! It is fun! This really is fun! I can understand the movements of my opponents, only limited towards women! And if I use it with my comrades, it is the ultimate combo attack! If you can read their heart, then you will know their movements. If you know their movements, then I can tell that to Gasper and stop them them in their tracks. Gasper doesn't have that much battle experience, so he can’t use his Sacred Gear more sufficiently because he won’t know what the enemy would do. But it is a different story if you know their movements!
Diodora must have miscalculated. He didn't know how elegant my move can be, if my opponent is limited to women! Even I'm shocked at how well this works! It even works against those who cast a spell on themselves to stop me reading their heart. Ah, I don’t actually read their hearts directly, but speak to their oppai. Maybe that minor difference led to their spells not working.
Two enemies left. They became scared at our combo and are backing away. Kukuku, you girls must be scared! For your attacks to be seen through, and to be stopped!
“…….No matter how I think about it, you act like the villain.”
Auu! I received harsh words from Koneko-chan! Yes, it certainly is! I also think that, but it is needed for victory! I must be inhuman! This is all to save Asia. So I will listen to the voices of Oppai no matter what! I walk slowly, and lightly touched the Pawns which are stopped.
RIP RIP RIP!
Then the robes were blown away and they became fully naked. Arara, Bishoujo-chan! I couldn’t see their faces because they were covered by hoods, but Diodora also gathered a fine looking group of girls.
I can’t forgive him even more! But this girl sure has nice body!
I laughed almighty while having a nosebleed. I also touched the other Pawns which are stopped and destroy their clothes. This one has big breasts! Save to my brain. Save completed.
Since they have been stopped, I can do whatever I want to them.
“…….Fufufu. Look. For those who can’t move to become this defenceless. I can destroy their clothes easily as well. The combo of Pailingual and Dress Break. I never thought I would become this invincible if my opponent is a girl…..”
I started getting scared at my possibilities. I never thought I would attain such power at the depth of my sexual desire…….. When I look, the two Pawns are trembling. They will have their breasts read. They will be stopped. And they will have their clothes destroyed and have their naked bodies seen. There is nothing more humiliating for a girl.
“—Sensei, I started to think I can conquer breasts.”
Inside me, I felt as if Azazel-sensei said “Those who conquer Oppai, will conquer the World”. Yes, Sensei. I will conquer Oppai!
“Now, what will the remaining girls do for me aye!”
I started moving the fingers of both hands while putting on a vulgar smile.
Then I received a punch to my face by Koneko-chan!
…..Ouch! It hurts, Koneko-chan…..
“…..Let’s defeat them quickly, super lecherous Senpai.”
Koneko-chan started defeating the Pawns which are stopped by punching them. I then gave Gasper an order immediately and made him stop the remaining Pawns. I sure can’t win against Koneko-sama. I will defeat the opponents like she says then…… Like I thought, if it is limited to women, my Pailingual and Gasper’s combo could be called the ultimate.
“Phew. We claimed the first victory.”
I, Koneko-chan, Xenovia, and Gasper defeated 8 Pawns and 2 Rooks easily. I thought we were at disadvantage before the battle, but when we battled them we got the complete victory.
……We are amazing without any restrictions just like Sensei said. But like Sairaorg-san said, we will lose without doing anything if we fall in a trap.
The battle has many depths. If there were guys among the Pawns, then we would had a really hard fight. I’m glad Diodora is a pervert. All the Pawns were girls because that guy is a pervert. I can understand his feelings though.
The Pawns who couldn’t move got their demonic-powers sealed by Koneko-chan’s senjutsu, and used Gasper’s vampire ability to make them lose consciousness so we can tie them to a pillar.
With this the enemy has the Queen, 2 Knights, 2 Bishops, and Diodora left. They have full members. The ones who haven’t fought from our sides are Buchou, Akeno-san, and Kiba.
“Let’s get going.”
We then moved onto the next shrine with Buchou’s words.
Then the ones who are waiting for us next are three enemies.
“……If my memory from the video is correct, they are the two Bishops and the Queen.”
Kiba says that. How did Kiba determine that? They all wear the same robes so I can’t tell the differences. Can you tell from their heights? Or from the quantity of their demonic-powers?
But they are sending the Queen for the second battle? But just like in the first match, is it Diodora's strategy style to send his strong servants from the beginning. The remaining two Knights are nowhere near Kiba's level when I saw them on the video.
“We were waiting for you, Rias Gremory-sama.”
Diodora's Queen takes of the hood and reveals her face. Oh! A beauty! A blonde older woman. Her blue-eyes are beautiful.
I think one of Diodora's Bishops is a girl and the other is a guy. But, both of them are wearing hoods, so I can’t see their faces. From the video, the supporting skills of the two Bishop are splendid. In terms of demonic-powers, they are superior than Gasper and Asia. In terms of Support though, I think our Bishops are superior. After all, we have the healer and the time stopper.
The problem is the Queen. This Queen-san was fighting against the Queen from the house of Agares head-on, and she won in the end. I remember that her fire demonic-powers were amazing.
“Ara-ara. I will be going then.”
The one who took a step forward is Akeno-san! So Akeno-san will be going ahead I see!
“The remaining two Knights would be enough with just Yuuto. I will fight as well.”
And Buchou too!? The Two-Great Onee-sama have lined up together!
“Ara, Buchou. It would be enough with just me.”
“What are you saying. Even if you learnt how to use holy-lightning, over doing it is a taboo you know? Rather than receiving damage here, it’s better to go at them with more power to minimise our damage.”
The holy-lightning and the power of destruction! They are both powerful! And both will be used together! Like I thought, I can sit back with relief if it is these two combo!
Koneko-chan then pokes me. Hmm? What happened Koneko-chan? She tells me to bend down, and then whispers into my ear.
Yes yes. I see. Hmm.
“….Yes. Akeno-san will power up with that.”
Hmm. I don’t really understand, but if it is Koneko-chan’s suggestion then I might as well say it.
I call her, and she turns around.
“Hmm, if you were to defeat those people with ease, let’s go on a date next Sunday! —Will this really work Koneko-chan? I don’t think Akeno-san will get stronger with just having a date with me…”
BUZZ! BUZZ! BUZZ!
Electricity started sparkling in this area. When I looked at Akeno-san……. Akeno-san is enveloped in aura of holy-lightning!
“……Ufufu. Ufufufufufufufufufu! I can have a date with Ise-kun!”
Holy Lightning is coming down in the whole area while she puts on a smile with intensity!
“You are horrible Ise! You have me, and yet you only ask Akeno out!”
Eeeeeeeeh!? This time Buchou makes a claim at me with teary eyes! I really don’t know what is going on!
“Ufufu, Rias. This is proof that my love has finally been received by Ise-kun. Seems like you have to give up now, yes?”
“W-W-What are you saying! I don’t want it to be said from the vulgar Akeno who sparkles her lightning from just a single d-d-date!”
Huh? Huh huh? It seems like Buchou and Akeno-san have started a quarrel?
“What did you say? I don’t want it to be said from you, who doesn't seem like you will be getting love from him anytime soon.”
“T-That is not true! E-Even a while ago he…..!”
“What happened a while ago?”
“………He touched my breast a lot on the bed.”
“……Isn’t it just that Ise-kun had a bad sleeping posture and that happened?”
“…………We also k-kissed. Twice.”
Ah, Buchou’s tone just now sounded insanely cute. She was acting completely like a normal girl.
“Then I will tongue kiss him right now. Three times, right in front of you Rias.”
“Akeno! No! No! I don’t even want to imagine your tongue going inside that boy’s mouth! His mouth belongs to me!”
……What kind of things are you discussing, my two Onee-sama. Are they still quarrelling about me as their servant? Hmmm, I feel happy but also embarrassed…..
Even the enemy Queen and Bishops look confused and don’t know how to respond. But it seems like the Queen couldn’t endure this situation, so the Queen got enraged while covering herself with an aura of fire.
“You two! Stop this, for god’s sake! Don’t ignore us for fighting over a man……!”
“Shut up!” “Shut up!”
Buchou and Akeno-san’s especially huge attack is released at the Queen and the Bishops! The power is so incredible that gives me chills just by looking at it! The power of destruction and Holy-lightning was released at the same time, and it takes out the enemy! Even the surrounding scenery is destroyed!
The Queen and the two Bishops are on the ground while smoke is coming from their bodies. ……..No matter how you look at it…….they won’t be able to fight anymore…… And this is the result of interfering in their argument……. It would be weird if it’s coming from me, but it was a horrible match. More like it is scary to make the two Onee-sama angry. And their quarrels haven’t ended!
“To begin with, do you even know all of Ise's body, Akeno!? I know it even to the tiniest details you know!?”
“You just know it, but you haven’t touched it or received it. Rias is always talk! I’m already prepared to accept him whenever and anywhere!”
“Nggggggh! ……Well, I will stop at there. I will discuss about this with you slowly after we save Asia. Asia’s rescue comes first.”
“Yes, I know. Asia-chan is like a little sister to me too.”
Oh, both of them have finally got the same opinion!
After we defeated the Queen and two Bishops, we went further into the shrine.
“Asia-chan, I will be going to see the sports festival with Otou-san.”
“We will record your appearance at the finest moment! Haa, the part where Asia-chan is running, she sure must look cute.”
A bit before the Rating Game started, my Mum and Dad were checking the camera while smiling.
Several months have passed since Asia started living in my house. Mum and Dad treat Asia like their real daughter and adore her.
“Geez, Dad and Mum are treating Asia like their real daughter now. Looks like there is no place for me.”
I said it to Mum.
“Ara. That’s because Asia-chan is much cuter. You should know how it feels to have a lecherous son like you. Asia-chan on the other hand heals our heart.”
“Yeah, yeah. It’s just like Mum says.”
Damn it! My Mum and Dad’s love to me feels like it is somewhere really far! I am a lecherous high school student just like they say! Asia gets red in the face, and says it timidly.
“…….I grew up not knowing my real mother and father……. I do think “If I had a real mother and father, would it be like this?” when I am with Ise-san’s Otou-sama and Okaa-sama…… No, it must be a bother for a home stay like myself to think like that…..”
Dad then says it to Asia directly.
“I think of Asia-chan as my real daughter.”
Mum also smiles gently.
“So do I, Asia-chan. Even we thought we were bothering you because we thought of you like that. See, we only have this idiotic son over here, so I became happy when a girl started to live with us. Right Otou-san?”
“Yes. If it is okay with Asia-chan, you can think of us as your real parents. Also this house…….is Asia-chan’s house too.”
“Yes. This house is the place where Asia-chan can return to. You don’t have to feel reserved.”
It felt like Mum and Dad truly love Asia. Asia started to get teary-eyed when she heard the two of them say that. Mum and Dad also seemed like they thought they did something bad, but Asia shakes her head.
“……That’s not it. I’m very happy…… ……..Otou-sama………Okaa-sama…….. ………I……I……..”
Asia is crying with happiness, and I pat her head gently.
“This house is also Asia’s house. Dad, Mum, and I are your family. And I think Buchou and others are also your comrades and your family as well. That’s why you don’t have to feel reserved. Asia can stay here forever.”
I said it with a smile.
Asia’s smile. The smile that I want to protect. The smile I must protect.
Hey, Asia. We are family. You know that house is also Asia’s house too? Let's go home with me and everyone.
I will! I will definitely rescue Asia!
When we stepped foot in the shrine where Diodora’s Knights are supposed to be waiting, someone familiar appears before our eyes.
“Ya, it has been awhile.”
The white-haired priest.
Yes, the one who appeared in front of us is that shitty-priest! It’s been a while since I last saw him! I haven’t seen him since the Excalibur incident. So he was still alive huh.
“You thought “This guy was alive?” right, Ise-kun? YES YES. I’m so stubborn, that I’m alive very clearly you know?”
“Stop reading through my mind!”
Geez, this guy sure knows how to read my mind! But where are the two Knights? I thought they would be here…… More like, why is Freed here?
“Hmm, are you perhaps looking for the two Knights?”
His words as if he read my mind once again. His sickening smile sure does disturb me….. Freed chews with his mouth, and spits something out. When I look……it is a finger!
“I ate them.”
—! What is this guy saying……. Ate them…..?
I became suspicious, but Koneko-chan narrows her eyes while covering her nose.
“……That person has “quit” being a human.”
Koneko-chan says that with disgust. He makes a big smile and makes a laugh which is impossible for a human.
“Hyahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! Right after I was slashed down by you guys, I was retrieved by that shit Valiiiiiii! And I got fired by that rotten Azazeeeeeel!”
While making a weird sound, parts of Freed’s body start to swell up! It rips the priest’s clothes, and something which looks like it may be a horn or not starts appearing on his body. His whole body starts to increase in size, and his arms and legs get several times thicker.
“The ones who picked me up after I lost my place are the guys from Khaos Brigade! They….! They said that they would give me powers, and what did I geeeeeet! Kyuhahahahahahahaha! To turn me into a Chimera! Fuhahahahahahahahahaha!”
A single bat wing appears on his back. And a gigantic arm also grows from his back too. His face also changes so that it lost it’s original form, and in his mouth, which is opened wide, sharp fangs appear. His face looks like that of a dragon.
…….How can this be!? His arms! His thighs! His whole body is in a mess! His whole body doesn't even have proper balance in looks! What kind of brain would you need to change a person into something like this!? The giant creature before me doesn't even resemble Freed. Even the other group members have a disturbed look. So this guy had his body modified by the Khaos Brigade. But this…… This is just too horrible!
“Hyahahahahahahahahaha! By the way did you know? Diodora Astaroth's hobby that is. His hobby is beautifully crazy, and just listening to it makes your heart beat.”
Suddenly Freed started talking about Diodora.
“Diodora’s taste in women. That rich boy certainly has great taste. Apparently he has fetish for girls affiliated with the Church! Yes, the ones you call nuns!”
Taste in women? Nun……
I then matched those words with Asia. Freed continues while having a smile.
“And the ones he preys on are the passionate and strong believers. Do you know what I am trying to say? His servant devils that Ise-kun and others defeated just earlier are all former believers of the Church! The same could be said for the girls who are at his house! All of them are famous nuns and Holy-maidens from various areas! His taste is really something, don’t you think!? The devil rich boy seduced the women from the Church and made them into his toys! Oh wait, that’s why devils exist! He speaks with sweet words to the passionate Holy-maidens and makes them fall for him! I guess that’s what you call a devils whisper!”
“Wait. Then Asia was……”
Freed laughs loudly at my words.
“The one who wrote the scenario of Asia getting kicked out of the Church is none other than Diodora Astaroth. The scenario goes like this. One day, a devil rich boy who loves to have sex with nuns found himself his very ideal, Bishoujou Holy-maiden. He couldn't help but wanting to have sex with her ever since he saw her. But he thought it would be hard to take her away from the Church, so he used a different plan to make that girl his.”
…….Hold on a sec. W-Wait, so Asia was…..
“The Holy-maiden is a very, very kind girl. I got advice from someone who is knowledgeable with Sacred Gear that “The Sacred Gear possessed by the Holy-maiden can even heal devils”. So the rich boy put his attention there. “Maybe she will get kicked out of the Church if another believer sees her healing me”! Even if a scar is left, it would still be alright if I can have sex with her! That’s how that rich boy lives!”
—I don’t regret saving him back then.
I got a flashback of Asia saying that with a smile.
What the fuck is that? Seriously, what the fuck is this…… Freed then laughs again as if he wants to piss me off even more.
“She will get exiled from the Church which she believed in, then her life will get ruined and she won’t believe in God, and then she will come to me. –That’s what he was thinking. Hyahahaha! Even the painful experience for the Holy-maiden is a spice for that rich boy! He will save them from the depth of despair, and then rape them! He will rape both their body and heart! And that was the best and ultimate entertainment for him! He had been raping and making the girls from the Church his own! And he won’t be changing even from now! –So the rich boy, Diodora Astaroth-kun, is a devil who loves to fuck strong believers of the Church! Hyahahahahaha!”
I couldn’t keep down this feeling I have in me. From my fists, blood is dripping because I’m clinching it tightly. I glare at Freed and tried to take a step. But Kiba grabs my shoulder.
“Ise-kun. I know how you feel. But you should keep that feeling for Diodora Astaroth.”
He says it calmly. But instead that ticked me off!
“Are you telling me to be silent about…..”
I became pissed and tried to grab Kiba’s collar. But I stopped my hand after seeing Kiba’s face.
—That’s because Kiba’s eyes are filled with anger and hatred.
“I will fight. I will stop that vulgar mouth of his.”
Kiba goes past me with intensity. The aura coming out from Kiba is filled with such a strong hostility that it cooled down my anger. Kiba stands in front of Freed who turned into an abnormal shape, and he creates a single Holy-demonic sword in his hand.
“Hey hey hey! You are the rotten Knight-san who cut me down back then! Thanks to that I went through a lovely model change like this! But! You know I also became quite a lot stronger? I even ate Diodora's two Knights easily. I also got their traits as well! So now I’m an invincible monster, so lets get along Casanova!”
That guy actually ate the Knights! Kiba then says it in a cold tone with few words.
“It would be better if you don’t exist anymore.”
“Don’t get all cooooooocky!”
Freed who turned into a monster with rage, starts to have many blades coming out from his body and is coming this way…..
Kiba disappears from my sight.
Then the monstrous Freed who is in front of us is cut into pieces!
“—What the heck… You are too overpowered……”
Freed who only has his head rolls on the ground while his eyes are wide opened — He was defeated in a single attack!
He finished the battle when Freed was about to attack! He must have slashed him in godspeed! Uwaa….. I couldn’t follow him with my eyes.
“Hihihi. Well you won’t be able to stop Diodora's plan or defeat the guys behind him. More than that you don’t know the true horror of Longinus possesors…… Hyahahaha…”
Kiba stabbed Freed who only had his head left. He finished him off. He gets rid of the blood right away by swinging it in the air. The blood spilt makes a circular mark on the ground.
“—You can continue howling to the Grim Reaper in hell.”
This guy even said a finishing quote!
…..Shiiiiiiit! Even a guy such as myself thought he was cool!
Did this guy get stronger again? I couldn't even tell Freed’s strength at all. But I do understand that Kiba was overwhelmingly stronger than Freed. Freed…… I had an inseparable relationship with him, but his last moment is something I can’t describe with words. This guy was also a victim in some way maybe? No, this isn't the time to think about it. Right now, Asia is the priority!
“Let’s go everyone!”
We then ran towards the last shrine where Diodora is waiting.
I will never forgive you!
Translator's notes and references
- Short Battle
- Bust Dragon Emperor
- Parody from the famous quote of the anime/manga Slam Dunk
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