Chapter 15 – Going Back
“Redone is a formidable opponent, but If it’s you, you may be able to defeat him – no, I know you will. That, I believe so. So, how about it, Lian?”
“I understand. I can’t let such a dangerous person roam free anyway, so I’ll give it a try.”
As with most quests, it’s a ‘well, we’ll figure it out later’ kind of thing.
It’s best if we get ourselves to be able to use Phase 3, as there’s no use worrying about it anyway.
“By the way, where is this Redone guy? How would I find him?”
“He’s a bit fickle, so I can’t read his every move. But there’s a girl in your group who has a connection with Redone, so you might want to ask her.”
“The girl named Ingrid.”
“Eh? Ingrid knows him?”
“By the way, there are rewards for adventurer’s quests, right? Since you’ve already accepted, you may state to me what you desire.”
“What I desire……”
Suddenly, I couldn’t think of anything to say.
I was lost, and then it hit me.
“Oh, yes. The Ingrid is suffering from the effects of a demonic crest. Can you fix it?”
“Ara, even though you could wish all the riches and glory, and I could even make you a king in this world……” the goddess smiled, surprised yet somewhat pleased.
“But using a god’s reward for a fellow girl instead of yourself? Are you really sure you don’t want anything else?”
“I mean, it’s the only thing I could think of, and she’s……a friend.”
“Fufufu. I’m a little jealous. But I’m glad I got to make love to someone like you. If it comes to it, let’s make love again someday, okay? This time, soul and body.”
Elciata’s smile deepened.
“In that case, let me also give you an extra, for your goodwill, something that will also benefit your three companions. Treat it as an advance for accepting my quest. Now, take it.”
Elciata reached out her right hand.
In her palm, came a ball of light in three colors: red, blue, and yellow.
The ball of light flew through the air then got sucked into my hand.
“I had given it to you. As for how to utilize it……”
Elciata began to explain.
“……am I really required to do that!?”
When I heard that, I couldn’t hide my confusion. If you are able to read this message, you are reading from an unauthorized aggregate site. Read at my WordPress to support me and my translations.
Let’s see, Mina’s and Mary’s are fine, but as for Ingrid’s……it’s gonna be a little hard to explain it to her.
I didn’t realize that I needed to do that thing to make it effective.
But as long as it’s for the betterment of her, I’ll do it.
“Ara, I’m still the Goddess of Love. Of course, the treasures I bestow will involve people’s love. Even Milfa isn’t an exemption. Am I right, Milfa?”
“I- I’m just a sword, I-I have no other feelings aside from my master, so……”
Milfa twisted her slender body in embarrassment.
“Well, for now, that’s all I have to say. I’m going to have you return over there if you don’t have any more questions.”
“Yes, please. I’m all clear.”
From a sudden summoning, to a reunion sex, then to the personification of Milfa, ending up with a quest to defeat the Dark Elf – a lot has happened in such a short time.
For now, I have to get back to check everyone.
“Let’s meet again sometime. Of course, there’ll be a much more pleasant sex waiting for you~.”
Elciata smiled lustily and proceeded to lean in and kiss me.
My consciousness slowly faded from her sweet and debaucherous lips.
My vision blurred next, and then…
Before I knew it, I was in my original spot.
Milfa had also returned to her original sword form and was in my hand.
Mina was the first to rush over.
“I was worried when you suddenly disappeared. Thank the Goddess, you’re okay……”
Well, it is her who abducted me in the first place.
“Well, I was swallowed up in a strange space, probably due to the effects of the system here. Thankfully, I was able to make it back after using random magic sword techniques.”
I made an appropriate excuse to appease her worry.
“But more importantly, is Ingrid okay? And Fenrir──”
“There are no longer any problems with either of them.”
It was Sylvia who explained.
“I’ve activated the system in the ruins and cut off Fenrir’s magic power supply. That junk is powerless now. Well, it was already ravaged by your attack, so it was practically incapacitated already.”
She gave me a wry smile.
When I turned my gaze to Fenrir, I saw that its jet-black body was covered by some kind of cage of ‘light’.
It must be some kind of warding magic, as I could see it bind the machination from each possible movement.
“Anyway, I theorized that the same system was used on Ingrid’s side, and once we tried it, the demonic crest’s outburst stopped. And as the priestess over there kept casting recovery spells on her, she quickly got better.”
“……I’m okay now.”
I looked over and saw Ingrid already standing but is still supported by Mary.
She seemed to be physically drained, but unlike before, She now seemed calm.
It is a relief to know that she is safe for now.
“I’m sorry. I left most of the work to you, didn’t I?”
Claudia bowed her head.
“That’s not true. You all worked hard while I was underground, didn’t you all? I believed we all took a great part in this quest together.”
I immediately gave a follow-up.
“……I see, thank you.”
In return, Claudia gave a bashful smile.
“I guess that’s it for now.”
“It’s just that Ingrid’s magic crest might get out of control again. I couldn’t help but worry about it.”
Mary concluded, but Mina couldn’t help but interject.
“Oh, right, I’ve got something for you.”
I held out my right hand, and a blue light surrounded my palm.
The light converged and eventually transformed into a single amulet.
It was one of the items that Elciata had given me earlier.
However, in order to activate it, I still need to perform a certain ritual.
Hmm, how should I explain it?
“T-this is a sacred treasure from the Goddess of Love! How did you get this?”
Mina exclaimed with a surprise on her face.
That’s right. Mina should know about this because she’s a priestess in the service of Elciata.
“Master, before anything else, please don’t tell anyone that you are a reincarnated human.”
It was Milfa who whispered to me.
“Originally, reincarnation-related matters are not something that should be revealed to the humans and other humanoid beings of this world. It is also in the rule of the gods.”
I didn’t tell them about my reincarnation but simply explained that I had met Elciata the time I had vanished.
“I see. It’s amazing……no, it’s a miracle, that spatial transfer……and to think mortals can also meet a god…….”
“Or he could have been hit in a bad spot in his head.”
“No, I’m not hallucinating or anything!”
“So it was a delusion, then? Oh, you poor thing.”
Seriously, stop feeling sorry for me!
“A-anyway, this item… simply put, it can unseal the magic on Ingrid’s body,” I began telling them.
“Her demonic crest is a powerful one, a method passed down in the royal family of Finia. It cannot be deactivated just like that,” but Sylvia immediately rebuked. This chapter translation is made possible by stabbing with a syringe translations. check up-to-date translations on my WordPress site.
“The power of God is to make the impossible possible; it is what Goddess Elciata had said. But in order to use this thing, you need to go through a certain ritual……that……”
“That is by making love with your subject first.”
When I stammered, Mina quickly backed me up.
“Specifically, Sir Lian and Ingrid must do a copulation ritual with each other.”
“……Are you saying that I should do a sexual intercourse with Lian?”
Ingrid’s gaze was cold.
The temperature was below freezing ── no, I think it’s absolute zero at this point.
“But it’s Ingrid’s life that’s at stake,” it was Mary who also followed up.
“Indeed, Rosemary does have a point, but……” Ingrid murmured, still insisting.
“But to be defiled by such a man …… and, of all people, by an elf……”
Hm? That’s a first. I don’t remember Ingrid having any ill feelings towards elves.
I know she hates men, but from what she just said, it seems she’s more obsessed with the fact that they’re elves.
I never expected her to be the one to discriminate against subhumans.
“Ah, it’s not that Ingrid thinks badly of subhumans!”
This time, it’s Mina’s turn to back Ingrid up.
She overheard what Ingrid said and defended her in a panic.
“It’s just that……she’s just got in a bit of a situation with an elf……”
“Yeah, I don’t think Ingrid is actually that racist either. So don’t pull it on her, okay?”
“We’ve known each other for a long time now, and I also think it’s time for her to give us a proper explanation. I’m sure Ingrid knows that she also owed you a lot for helping us out. She is just feeling distressed right now. Right, Ingrid?”
Mary also quickly turned to Ingrid for defense.
Their friendship sure is tight.
Ingrid finally spoke.
“We’re not saying you have to. We aren’t forcing you here.”
I immediately regressed.
“But it will be too rude if I go on like this. You are our benefactor, and as such, I will tell you all of it. And since I also never talked this to Mina or Rosemary, this will be a good opportunity to tell you guys as well.”
Ingrid turned her face to us.
“Now, I want everyone to hear ……the story of my past.”