Arifureta - Chapter 192
Arifureta After - As the Daughter of Demon King Part 5
AN: This is the last for today.
I cannot write anymore......
So far as it goes, today I have posted 2 chapters before this chapter (Part 3, Part 4), so please pay attention.
Offshore America East Coast.
There a large cargo ship was anchored. It was an unregistered cargo ship, so the coast guard immediately rushed to the ship and called at it, but there was no reaction. The coast guard kept calling for a while, but not a single response was given, with no other way left the coast guard decided to board the ship.
It was at that time, several people appeared at the deck of the cargo ship. The coast guard spontaneously stopped moving and called at those men. However, those men didn't respond at all and instead took off the sheet that was covering over the cargo that was placed on the deck.
「-, those guys, are they sane-!?」
One of the coast guard turned pale while cursing. That was only natural. What appeared from behind the sheet that was taken off was a missile launching pad. At the same time, the men――the terrorists leaned their body forward from the deck. What was held in their hand was familiar weapon for the coast guard.
「-, Get back-」
When the coast guard captain yelled that, it was at the same time when the terrorists pulled the trigger. Violent bursting sounds rang consecutively, *poshu-* along with such stupid sounding sound, the grenade launcher that was attached on the rifle mercilessly lobbed explosive on the coast guard ship.
Several people got caught in the explosion and they fell on the coast guard ship while screaming. Next the steering room erupted in flame.
Naturally another coast guard ship returned fire, but the attack of the terrorists that was fiercer than their imagination made the coast guard unable to get near. They called for reinforcement from the navy, but in the end whether the navy would make it in time or not before the missiles were launched to the city was......
「Shit-, don't-. Stop itt-」
Several of the coast guard yelled. Right at this time their beloved birthplace the coastal city was about to be destroyed. Thinking about the range of the missile, it could aim at anywhere at the coastal city. At the place the missile landed, perhaps there would be their acquaintance, friend, lover, or family there.
But, emotionlessly, a mechanical operating sound was reverberating while the missiles were aimed toward the coastal city, and then......they were launched.
From the multiple launching pads, a total of six missiles were flying toward the city.
「Aa......how can this be.」
Someone whispered with a tragic voice.
Like that, the missiles crossed above the coast and kept flying toward the center of the city, it was at that moment,
Black flash cut through the sky. A very thick laser that no one had ever seen except in SF movie, suddenly flew out from further behind the cargo ship.
The black laser instantly swallowed the missile that was at the very right, and then the laser was mowing horizontally and annihilated all the missiles.
The coast guard and also the terrorists felt the same astonishment from the unimaginable happening. As though they had made arrangement beforehand, all of them similarly turned their head at the direction from where the laser came with botchy movement *gigigi* that was like a machine that hadn't been oiled, and gazed there.
There, ahead of their gaze, the sea was beginning to swell up as though a mountain was forming. Like that, what appeared from there was......
A dragonified Tio. By no meant it was Godzi○. But, with that appearance it couldn't be helped even if they thought like that. Dragon eyes with vertical split on its pupil and jet black scales. The sharp fangs lining up in a row. Such monster was appearing while stirring up the sea!
Like that Tio spread her wings and flew up, then she descended toward the terrorists who were staring vacantly with mouth wide open. And then, ignoring them who was screaming, Tio's sharp claws pierced the hull of the cargo ship and she lifted the ship up all at once.
The terrorists were screaming while firing bullets and grenades at Tio. Having an experience of fighting giant monster was an experience that was too valuable in a sense, however, the fact that they couldn't make a single scratch caused the terrorists to exposed their expression of terror.
『Foolish people. Thou can cool down thy head a bit.』
Suddenly a majestic voice came down from the sky, it was at that moment that the ship was powerfully thrown. The cargo ship fell on the coast while the terrorists were scattered out from the deck like snack scraps. The ship split into two along with a thunderous sound.
『I guess these gentlemen will have question, that's why I will go easy to all of ye.』
The voice poured down once more, and then within an instant, thunder fell on the cargo ship from empty air. Thunderous roar and lightning trampled the coast. The terrorists inside the cargo ship were grandly electrocuted and collapsed without even a single exception.
Right after that, a slight sound was reverberating. It was something like the sound of flight that was created by an aircraft. When Tio turned around, she could see a large missile coming at her.
Actually, further offshore there was a ship that was loaded with long range missile standing by. The cargo ship at the coast was also acting as decoy in this attack at the coastal city.
『How lukewarm. Thou foolish people can perish.』
Such attack couldn't even be considered as attack. Tio who proclaimed that opened her jaw wide open. Inside, a black light of ruin was converging.
Right after that, the second dragon breath was fired. The breath instantly reached the missile and annihilated the missile without causing any explosion, continuously it impacted the ship that was anchored at several dozen kilometer from here.
Just before the breath impacted, the terrorists who were on board of that ship saw the black wall approaching toward them. There wasn't even time for them to pray to their god. Right after they was aware that an incomprehensible black shining wall was approaching near, everything was blown up altogether along with their consciousness.
Tio who finished firing her breath gave a glance at the coast guard members who were unable to stand up due to fear, before she used regeneration magic and healed the wounded. Even people who had stopped breathing were also similarly healed by soul magic's resurrection.
The scene of their comrades enveloped in black light before their wound was closing up was truly far removed from reality.
In the eyes of the coast guard members, the pure terror began to be replaced by awe.
『O protectors, be strong.』
Tio left those words and began to dive into the sea once more.
The coast guard members sent their salute while staring wholeheartedly at the greatness of that figure. No matter how separated from reality this happening was, no matter how atypical the existence of this figure, it had protected, saved, and gifted them with valuable words. There was not a single person who stopped saluting until Tio's figure vanished from view.
And then, with awe and respect, they called that name.
「Thank you, Gozira.」
In a ruined city at a certain country in Middle East. Currently an American army was stationed there. The reason of their stationing there ranged from apprehending or killing the leadership of terrorist organization until the humanitarian aid to the vicinity.
If it was normally, the evening was supposed to be the time when the army would distribute food ration that was done twice a day even while staying alert of terrorist attack. The army garrison should be crowded with the local residents visiting for getting water or food, or visiting the army medical facility to have their injury treated.
However, in the present,
「Reinforcement request from east gate-. Many are injured. Delta and Zetta are almost isolated-」
「Take some men from the second division-」
「Enemy tank appear at the west gate-. They are receiving concentrated fire-. Request for air support-」
「Someone-, three people got done in-. Send the medic-」
「South gate, they can't hold on anymore-」
The bellows of the American soldiers, the fierce gunshot sounds, and the thunderous sounds of explosion were everywhere.
The America army base of this city right now was in the middle of receiving large scale attack from terrorist organization.
The base that were using several buildings of the city, surrounded with barbed wire, was now receiving simultaneous attacks from east, west, south, and north of the city. Because the attack time was matched with the ration distribution time, there were already many of the citizens that got involved and departed to the next world.
Although the American army immediately evacuated the people who barely got away from the disaster into the base and the soldiers quickly fought back, the fierce attack which was to the degree it made everyone wondering if this was actually the gathering of all the war potential of the terrorist organization, caused the American soldiers to fall behind and they were forced into a hard fight.
「Shit-, is the reinforcement still not here-. At this rate......」
The leader of this base, Armando Aston's fist hit the desk of the command room loudly. Aerial bombing toward the enemy force was already impossible because the enemy's distance to the base was too near. There was one other America base at the scale of one division at the neighboring city, it would take them twenty minutes for the reinforcement to reach this city. If they used combat helicopter then it would be even faster but......without crushing the enemy's anti-air weapon first, it would be too dangerous for the helicopter to give their support.
In the end, whether this base could hold out the defense until the reinforcement came or not was......Armando scowled with impatience and he roughly wiped the unpleasant sweat that trickled on his jaw.
But, at that time a fierce impact sound attacked the command room, cloud of dust was scattering down from the ceiling. Armando who almost stumbled unintentionally held on the desk and braced himself while「What happened!?」yelling angrily at the communication officer.
A transmission that deepened the impatience of Armando further entered from the radio.
『The enemy, they have a great number of unmanned attack aircraft-! Currently the east gate is receiving aerial――』
「Impossible, just how far those guys had prepared their equipment-. There is no intelligence about that at all! Just what was the intelligence department doing!?」
After hearing the cut off transmission, even while understanding that this wasn't the time, Armando still spontaneously cursed. He immediately gave instruction but......in the back of the mind of everyone in the command room, the word ’’annihilation’’ was floating.
Like that, Armando was considering whether he should abandon the citizens and instead escaped from the city even if they had to bulldoze their way through. While understanding how low the success rate of doing such thing and the risk that they might lose their great cause for deploying their army in this foreign land, he was still about to make that decision. It was at that time, *hyuuuuu* an ominous sound of something cutting through air entered his ear.
「-, all hands, get down-」
Armando's immediate instruction made the surrounding soldiers went pale while they dived on the floor. Right after that, a violent impact and thunderous roar assaulted all of them. Their consciousness was shaken as though they had been entered into a mixer and got whipped up.
「Guh, someone-, situation report-」
Armando was feeling painful ringing in his ears with his hand pressing on his painful forehead. He somehow stood up and looked around him. And then, a part of the ceiling crumbled down, the scenery of many of his subordinates crushed under rubbles, and the sight of the outside that was completely visible from the blown up external wall entered his eyes.
When he got outside with staggered steps, he could see the many black smokes rising from the south gate. And then, he witnessed the enemy tank force advancing while crushing the cars and humans on the street, they were flattening people underneath like bug while forcing their way through.
The south gate was broken through. In the end, just what happened with the unit that defended that spot......
「......To all hands, retreat by following the judgment of your own commanding officer while maintaining your force as much as possible. We are abandoning this base. Aim to link up with the third battalion that should be heading here.」
Armando who was speaking that into the communication device was quietly watching the countless tanks that were approaching from the other side of the street while running over everything in their path. He made a bitter smile. He ridiculed himself, at how powerless and incompetent he was.
And then, he saw the tank that was running at the lead moving its turret toward him, or more accurately at the command room behind him, and he discerned his end.
「......You demons. Even though I am an incompetent, but my country is different. Someday, the hammer of god will――」
A terrific impact rushed through, cutting off Armando's last words. The tank's shelling――wasn't the cause, instead it was the sound of that tank getting pierced by a jet black stake three meter long.
A stupid voice leaked out from the middle-aged man named Armando.
His shock was only natural. The movement of the tank force of the terrorist organization was also stopping.
While the time of the battlefield stopped, on top of that jet black stake, without anyone knowing just from where he could possibly come, a single young man landed down with a thud. Young, with a face that looked oriental, it was a normal young man that seemed like could be found anywhere, if you didn't see the giant things on his two hands that seemed to be weapon that couldn't possibly be carried by flesh and blood human.
While everyone stopped moving, that young man――Hajime shouldered the pile bunker while his right hand casually lowered down the gatling gun, and then he opened his mouth with an expression that was like a yakuza.
「Now then, it will be a curbstomp after this, but is there anyone who want to surrender? Good, there is none huh. Then, die.」
In this battlefield where sounds of gunshot and explosion were still knocking incessantly on eardrum, for some reason those words could be heard clearly as though it came right from across communication device. Hearing those words, Armando and several of the terrorists made a retort in their heart「Fast-, you've got no intention of listening right from the start right!?」but......at the next moment, such voices of heart were sent flying.
Along with the situation, where the tank force was literally sent flying.
*DOU-DOU-DOU-DOU-* Such consecutive heavy bass sound and *DURURURURURURU* such peculiar rotation sound, those sounds were the indication of the pile bunker stakes that were fired rapidly and the crimson swarm of bullet cutting through the air becoming countless flashes that were like meteor.
The two ton stakes that were fired six times per second pierced through the tank with a force that made the tank looked like toy and pulverized the tank crews inside one after another, the gatling railgun was instantly changing the buildings into scraps just like paper scraps while mercilessly changing the terrorists that were at the other side into meat lump.
「We surrender-. Stop it-」
Several of the terrorists riding the tanks came out with both their hands raised. This was honestly unexpected, because he thought that these people were all having martyrdom mentality. And then, Hajime who received the surrender proclamation was,
「Eh? What did you say?」
While saying something that sounded like a deaf protagonist that came out in a gal-game somewhere, he fired his pile bunker as though he hadn't heard anything at all. The tanks somersaulted midair from the impact. The man who declared his surrender was squashed underneath red stain was spreading.
「Wh, why-. You heard already that those guys are surrendering right!?」
One of the terrorists raised his voice at Hajime's unreasonableness. In respond to that, as expected Hajime without even replying properly......
「No negotiation with terrorist. This is the international common sense. Don't you know that?」
「A surrender declaration, is not negotiation right!?」
If it was asked whether that statement was too much or not, than it was too much. However, the terrorist couldn't even object for the second time, he received the strafing of the railgun and ended up as mere pieces of meat.
「Chih, they are like bugs huh. I don't like those guys who only swarm with number. Annoyingg.」
The tank force that broke through the south gate which should be called as the greatest land battle force of the terrorist organization was literally instant killed. Hajime who did such thing stored away his gatling railgun and pile bunker, and then he kicked on the building wall and jumped to the rooftop, and then following the rooftops he reached the rooftop of the highest building in the city.
Armando who saw that sight with faint smile,
「......It appeared, the salvation isn't bestowed by god, but by demon, huh.」
Whispered such thing.
Hajime fired a lot of missiles from the rooftop using ’’Agni-Orkan’’, the fire trails of the missiles covered the sky of the city like spider web. The unmanned aircrafts were easily shot down, next grand explosive sounds could be heard resounding from everywhere in the city.
After that, Hajime who annihilated the large scale troops of the terrorist organization next operated his smartphone to activate the satellite artifact ’’Bel Agarta’’ (By pouring down light exposure that had been enchanted with regeneration magic, it would regenerate the target at the above ground. Hajime developed it so it was possible to immediately heal his friends and family even when they were far away) that he willfully launched in stealth mode using space magic until above the satellite orbit before this, and healed the American soldiers.
Looking at his subordinates that should have died coming back to life (It was impossible for those who had died too long), at the enemy force that was easily returned to ash, and at Hajime who interrogating several terrorists before leaving the battlefield like nothing happened and vanished, Armando could do nothing except laughing.
Armando who later returned home to his country, even though he was a pious believer of god, but his tendency that was starting to have excessive interest to demon greatly worried his family and colleagues but......that was another story.
On the other hand, Hajime who had asked about the current whereabouts of the leadership of the terrorist organization from several of the terrorists attacking the city, teleported to that place.
The location seemed to be a suite room at a high class hotel at the capital. Surely the choice of this location came from the thinking that the possibility of aerial bombing was gone in this location where there were a lot of common people, making it into a safe place.
It seemed that they were reserving the whole floor as their base, thinking from the extravagant terrorist force just now, it appeared that the terrorists were in possession of considerable financial clout. Actually Hajime became curious about the connection of the terrorist with that area.
Hajime who ignored the front desk and directly teleported to the floor advanced through the corridor with brisk steps. Then, men who seemed to be guards immediately pulled out their gun――faster than them, Hajime floored the guards with double lariat.
While confirming that the presences inside the room suddenly became noisy, Hajime kicked open the splendorous door with yakuza kick. Immediately countless bullets rushed at Hajime. While carelessly warding off the bullets with his left hand, Hajime entered the room with a rude entrance and,
「Who the hell are-gobohaa-!?」
The first thing Hajime did was launching yakuza kick at a middle aged old man that seemed to be the terrorist leader. The man seemed about to say something but, he was made to swallow his words back so it was unknown what he was going to say. Even terrorist wasn't a match to the approaching old age.
The people around the middle aged man were about to fire at Hajime further, but as expected Hajime's slap was overwhelmingly quicker. The guards were all artistically rotating twelve times midair before getting floored, or getting buried into the wall, or breaking through the ceiling and lost consciousness.
「Now then, old man. You are the mastermind of the simultaneous terrorisms this time huh?」
「Guh, gohoh, you bastard――」
The yakuza kick burst on the middle aged man's solar plexus for the second time today. Trampling on the middle aged man that was vomiting while screaming with a voice that normal people wouldn't be able to endure, Hajime grinded his foot further as though to add on the pain.
「Well, it's actually inconsequential whether you are the ring leader or not though. I'll have you spit out the information about the shitty bastard financing you all here.」
The middle aged man who seemed about to prattle ’’Who will tell you huh!’’ got the muzzle of Donner pressed hard on his forehead by Hajime who searched for the company and person who were financing the terrorist organization.
「Wait, you, do you understand what is the meaning of this revolution? The exploitation by America is――」
「Aa, enough about that.」
The head of the middle aged man that was about to start talking about something got blown away. That act of Hajime who seemed as though he didn't know of the existence of the word mercy itself caused the remaining leaders to back away while shuddering.
Hajime turned around at those leaders while tapping Donner on his shoulder. The leaders were desperately begging for their life, saying things like they would give him money, or they would prepare woman or anything he liked, but
「Oy, look here you guys, it seemed you tried to publicly execute my daughter and her friend. I won't let you guys get off with excuse of not knowing you know? Indiscriminate terrorism is something like that isn't it? You guys tried to push for your own conveniences, indiscriminately. And then among those people there was a relative of a monster. That's why, you guys die. That's all there is to it. Think of these in your mind, I have done something stupid huuh, I failed huuh, and then die.」
Like that......in this day, one terrorist organization that was once the biggest was annihilated from this world. Just in case, it seemed that there were two or three people of the leaders who were thrown at a garrison of US army in a state of beaten up black and blue, where they were safely(?) retrieved.
At the living room of Nagumo family, Hajime and others were enjoying tea time while watching special news report. If it was asked what kind of special news it was, than naturally it was regarding the simultaneous terrorisms that occurred at America the other day and the many miracles at those attack sites.
The male presenter was moving the news report forward with a voice and expression that looked excited.
「Now then, there were existences that changed the many tragedies that were caused by the cowardly terrorists at that day into miracles that will remain in history. Many people killed and wounded were healed by holy light, a passenger plane that was protected by golden light just before it crashed, the hostages that were on the verge of execution were saved from the terrorists by flying kick and giant hammer, the president was protected by someone using a single katana......just what in the world those women were? No, just what in the world those existences were? Were they secret agent of the country? Such opinion seemed to also exist, but no matter how, it was unimaginable that what they had done was the work of human. It-was-truly, the work of god! Many people who witnessed them had spoken unanimously.」
There, the male presenter put a long pause before,
「They spoke, that those women were exactly ’’goddesses’’ that descended to this world.」
Kaori and Shizuku fell prostrated on the table. Their ears were dyed bright red. When Hajime sniggered, the news report moved to the recording of the interview toward the witnesses.
A young man of the rescue squad that was carrying out the rescue operation at a destroyed airport, was answering the interview with an excited state.
「Eh? You are asking me what I think of the woman's true identity? Such thing is obvious. She is the goddess. A goddess that is overflowing with kindness. If possible I want to know her name but, no, that is too disrespectful perhaps. At any rate, that person is too beautiful, noble, and warm. The light that rained down on those injured people, it was truly divine. That was――」
The interview cut off. Surely if that young man was allowed to keep talking then he would keep at it even for several hours. The screen changed back to the male presenter.
「He was really excited isn't he! But that too is only natural. Clad in whitely violet light, with beautiful pair of wings, raining down light of healing that resurrected even the death. Furthermore, she appeared almost at the same time at multiple places that were damaged by the terrorisms, protecting the people with warm light. This existence that cannot be possibly human, has been called with a certain name by the people, and this program, will recognize that given name. Now, everyone in the studio, and then, you who are in front of the television, let's extol that great existence! Her name is――Angel of Kindness!」
「「「「「Angel of Kindneesss!!!」」」」」
Kaori sunk down. She crouched while plugging her ears and entered the posture of seeing no evil, hearing no evil, and speaking no evil. It appeared the limit meter of her shyness had already surpassed its max number.
Wasting no time, Yue was making a sadistic expression while she was trying to make Kaori to stand up and watched the television. After giving a glance at Kaori who was saying 'no no' with her head shaking in refusal and Yue that kept pulling on her, Hajime and others then paid their attention at the next interview in the news program.
The one who made the next appearance was the unit members that belonged to the coast guard of the West Coast (TN: I realize that at the beginning of the chapter it said East Coast. But it was written West Coast now here.).With body and hand gestures, they excitedly spoke about how tremendous the existence that saved them before protecting the city from the missiles.
And then, they said it. With their mouths in unison, they called that existences as――
「「「「「It was Gozira-!!」」」」」
「Why――!! No matter from where and how thou see it, it was dragon wasn't it!? It was a legendary existence that everyone loved art not it!? What's with this fictitious character treatment!!」
Tio went 'UGAA―' while standing up in protest. However, the coast guard members in the television were all greatly excited saying「Thank you Gozira!」「We won't forget Gozira forever.」「Gozira-tan, haa haa」「Gozira, FOREVER」extolling Tio=Gozira.
「Oh maaan, who ever thought that Gozira really exist! And, it appeared at the same time with the angel, and saved the people......the world is just too lovely! Does everyone also think so!? It will come you know, it will absolutely come you knoow~. The GO-ZI-RA Boom is coming-!!」
The tension of the male announcer was already reaching ecstasy. And then, the tension of Hajime and Shuu who had anticipated the coming boom and had already bought a lot of the stock of the company that was selling Godzi○ goods was also in ecstasy.
The next interview subject was the army colonel that was stationed at the Middle East. When the colonel was asked, just what was he thought about what kind of existence that had annihilated the large scale army of the terrorist organization attacking his garrison, the colonel floated a nihilistic smile while answering.
「Fuh. That's obvious. He was a demon――no, he was the demon king-sama.」
Hajime spurted out the black tea he was drinking. No, certainly he was called as demon king, but he had never imagined that of all thing he would be also called with that name until here in earth too......his cheeks were cramping from that. The colonel inside the television was passionately speaking just how merciless, ruthless, unreasonable, and overwhelming Hajime was, how mere human was like a trash compared to that existence. It was as though the colonel was being possessed by demon.
「Whoops, it feels like this program will be banned if we broadcasted more than this, so let's finish the interview with the colonel until here. It's concerning what will become with the colonel from here on though, isn't it! Now then, it seems that this man who repelled an army of terrorist organization by his lonesome has many female fans with their number rapidly increasing. For some reason all recording of this man is blurry which caused us to not be clear about his appearance, but the girls all over the world are going heart-eyed from that mercilessness you know. It seems there is even a fan club formed up already!」
The high tensioned yell 「How enviouuus!」of the male presenter, and then the calm yet excessively cold gazes that were in contrast with that yell, they were all stabbing on Hajime. Hajime was pretending of not noticing anything while he drank his black tea once more,
「But, his popularity among men is also not losing! The gays from all over the world also seems to go heart-eyed. Really my condolences!」
Hajime spurted out his black tea. And then, he was sunk by the kisses and fierce winks that seemed like they were making *bachikon* sound thrown at him from across the screen by the many ’’big sis’’ who were excessively wriggling and acting flirtatiously despite their muscular built. Hajime fell prostrated on the table with *gon-* sound that sounded painful.
While Kaori, Tio, and Hajime were plainly receiving damage, the news continued with the interview of the pilot that witnessed Yue, he was making a statement that sounded like he was somewhat awakened to lo*ic*n, the male presenter wasted no time to cut that off before moving at last to the president who was treating Shizuku as a valkyrie, furthermore the male presenter mischievously disclosed how the bodyguards of the president had formed a fan club for the black haired valkyrie, causing Shizuku to greatly turn red.
「I have done the information manipulation and recognition manipulation through the net at world scale so no one will know that those people are us but......in the end, we still receive damage huh.」
Hajime's tired words were nodded by the people who had saved the world and now were drinking tea on the living room of Nagumo house.
「Come to think of it, Myuu. After that, what happened with your friend? Just in case, at that time I took out Myuu from the recognition of the children that were in that place but......that child named Natalia is the only one whose recognition I didn't tamper with. Will it become a problem?」
At that day, Hajime applied the measure on the children that Myuu saved so they would only remember that a blond haired girl annihilated the terrorists while making them forgot that the girl was Myuu. Hajime used a silver tube artifact to go flash on the children. That thing which was exclusively used by the black suited agents who protected the earth from alien.
But, regarding Natalia, with Myuu's wish and the strong hope from the person herself, she was not given the recognition manipulation treatment. Natalia herself also promised that she wouldn't reveal anything about Myuu to other people no matter what. Just in case there was a situation where for example someone knew about Myuu and tried to do something to Natalia, Natalia was given an artifact to make other people believe the girl's deception as truth.
「Yep, no problem nano. But......」
「But? Is there something?」
「Uu~n, perhaps it's just Myuu's feeling but, it feels like the way Na-chan is looking at Myuu has changed......」
「It's like, Altina-san when she is looking at Shia-oneechan......」
「Myuu, cut off your relationship with Na-chan, right now.」
「It's fine nano. Because Na-chan's face looked satisfied when Myuu gently patted her and she immediately returned to the usual Na-chan.」
Hajime's expression turned into one where he couldn't say anything. Shia was directing a gaze that was shuddering at Myuu while saying「Myuu-chan, has she surpassed me before I realized it......」. It appeared that Myuu was steadily climbing the stairs of ’’wrong person’’.
「Ah, that's right, papa. Has you flashed Emile-kun too properly nano?」
「Hm? I don't know which one is this Emile that you refer, but all the children at that place other than Natalia, everyone of them have been treated for sure. What's the matter?」
「......Emile-kun, for some reason, he remember about Myuu nano. It looks like he doesn't know that the one who was fighting at that time was Myuu, but he remember that Myuu was there as Na-chan's friend, and it looked like all this time he was contacting Na-chan saying that he want her to let him meet Myuu. Although Na-chan is refusing it all.」
It appeared, the youth Emile was unable to forget the battling fairy of that day. Strangely he was remembering Myuu and seemed to wish for a reunion. Surely it would be boorish to ask what kind of feeling that drove him to do so. After all if it had to be said, then it was the case of 'Boy meets girl’’.
The doting parent papa Hajime who guessed that emitted a voice that sounded a level lower than usual. He was thinking, so there was one more pest that was approaching his beloved daughter. Since Myuu was advancing to elementary school, the number of the pest that was approaching Myuu was increasing day by day.
Youth Emile, now what to do about you, was what papa Hajime was beginning to ponder. Myuu who was seeing Hajime being like that looked excessively happy and she cheerfully sat down on Hajime's lap. And then, she looked up at Hajime with wide smile while speaking.
「Papa don't need to be that worried. Myuu, will forever be papa's Myuu nano.」
「Mu, that's, well, I don't have any intention of doing anything about such a brat though......」
「Papa, Myuu said that Myuu understand.」
Hajime was making a troubled face and turned his gaze at Yue and others asking for help, but before his face could move, Myuu's small hands caught Hajime's cheeks from two sides and fixed Hajime's gaze on herself.
And then, while she was showing a bewitching smile that reminded him as a certain someone somewhere,
「It's better for papa to think, that you won't be able to escape forever nano.」
She said such thing.
Hajime thought. In this five years, Yue's magic, Shia's taijutsu and war hammer art, Tio's whip art, Kaori's twin swords art, Shizuku's Yaegashi-style, and then, Hajime's gun-kata were all learned by Myuu to a high level. Originally, the sea dweller race didn't have a body that was particularly excellent in battle, yet regardless of that Myuu had achieved all those.
That was surely because all the cheat characters around her taught Myuu their essence to her without sparing anything, and Myuu who trusted and adored those girls from the bottom of her heart was seriously working hard, but even with those factors, Myuu's learning rate could still be praised without reserve.
Perhaps because of that, Hajime hallucinated, of his own figure that was being held down by Myuu even after he used all the methods in his possession and yet he still got outdone......
(No, no way that could be......)
With a surprising switching speed, her bewitching expression of just now had gone somewhere, Myuu had returned to the usual innocent Myuu with her tilting her head, that appearance......
For some reason, it caused Hajime's to shudder with a sudden shaking.