While Killing Slimes For 300 Years, I Became The MAX Level Unknowingly - Chapter 86
One More Dragon
’’Pecola, you came up with something pretty good, considering you're just doing whatever you want . ’’
’’As the demon lord, I have the duty of making sure the world is at peace after all . ’’
Pecola seemed rather proud of herself .
’’That's quite different from the demon lords that I know of... If I had to say, they were on the side of bringing harm to the world . ’’
’’That was the case a long time ago, but they seemed to have gotten tired of scheming to take over the world at some point . They realized that it was meaningless, since there wasn't a way that they could've managed all of that land if they did . ’’
It's true that continuously expanding wasn't necessarily a good thing .
’’Now then, would you like to help guarantee that the blue dragons won't stir something up, onee-sama?’’
She still had something up her sleeve?
’’Please rub Furattorute's horns . I've been told that blue dragons only allow those that they have completely submitted themselves to to rub their horns . ’’
Pecola let out a grin . It was an adorable smile, but I've been starting to find that hidden within it was an indescribable darkness .
’’Eek! N, Not the horns... I'd be very troubled if you did that...’’
Furattorute retreated back .
’’The demon lord sure is merciless,’’ Leica said, as she looked at Furattorute with eyes full of pity .
’’Is having your horns touched that bad?’’
’’It's a peculiar custom of the blue dragons . Having it done to you means absolute submission . If they are to go against that custom then they'll be put to death which is why even we red dragons have decided not to touch them during out battles . ’’
I couldn't really relate with that considering I didn't have any horns .
’’There were once adventurers seeking to make a dragon their own by touching a blue dragon's horns . It was said to be the cause of many lost lives . That's because almost all of them were done in with a blast of frost breath before they could touch them . ’’
Oh yeah, I've heard stories about knights who rode dragons . They were blue dragons though, huh .
’’If Leica, who was a red dragon, were to touch them, then that would symbolize the blue dragons' absolute obedience to the red dragons . That would be pretty unpleasant right? Which is why onee-sama, the witch of the highland, is the perfect choice . So this will be one more layer of insurance on top of all of the other ones . ’’
Pecola was truly a schemer .
Maybe that was precisely why she was the demon lord .
’’I guess I'll touch them then, in the the name of peace . ’’
’’D, Do whatever you want...’’
Despondent, Furattorute hung her head .
Now then, time to touch those horns .
They were quite hard, almost like touching a stone .
’’Oh ancestors... Furattorute has submitted herself to a witch... Please forgive me for falling into such disgrace...’’
I finished rubbing her horns, thinking that Pecola was quite savage letting this happen in front of the whole crowd all the while .
’’Good work . Now then, this marks the end of the awarding ceremony . Let's begin the banquet . ’’
With this, I've successfully received the medal of honor .
However, the strange problems just kept on continuing .
I was being constantly followed by Furattorute .
’’Um, what do you need?’’
’’F, Furattorute is... now dominated by you, the witch of the highland so... I'll remain behind you to serve you...’’
I had a bad premonition .
’’Is this going to be that clichédevelopment where you follow me home, by any chance...?’’
’’It indeed will be...’’
Furattorute said that with her face reddened in humiliation the whole time . She looked just like any other normal girl, so it made me feel like I did something terrible .
And on the other end was Leica who was vexed in her own way .
’’Azusa-sama, our house in the highlands doesn't need two dragons . I, I alone am more than enough... Order Furattorute to just go just go back to her blue dragon hometown . ’’
Her words were quite right . I'd feel bad for Furattorute if she were forced to move to where we were . It'd probably be best to ’’command’’ her to live back home .
’’According to the blue dragons' customs, if I were to stray apart from my ruler, then I must commit suicide... I must stay beside and protect my master through thick and thin . ’’
’’Those customs are extreme!’’
I made eye contact with Pecola who was a short distance away .
Onee-sama I'll leave this Furattorute girl under your care, alright was what was written on her face .
’’Pecola, you knew everything and still made me touch them, didn't you! You have such a cute face, but you're such a little devil!’’
’’Azusa-sama, she is not only a devil, but the ruler of them . ’’ Leica gave a jab .
’’Seriously... Demons sure are scary...’’
Then Beelzebub came by . Upon approaching me, she lowered her head .
’’Demon lord-sama loves to play tricks you see... She's not a bad person by any means, and she's very smart, but sometimes she comes up with and does some silly things... I apologize...’’
’’Well, I'm not especially bothered about it, so it's fine . ’’
Beelzebub was displaying the tribulations of being in middle management, and was just being led around by her boss, in actuality .
’’Um... I'll do anything you do anything you want, so please take me with you...’’
Furattorute kept her head down, crestfallen .
’’It's fine, it's fine, don't worry about it and raise your head . ’’
’’Yes highland witch goshuujin-sama...’’
If she stays in her human form, then it shouldn't be a problem, considering there were plenty of rooms to spare .
’’You were just caught up in some pretty bad machinations, but don't worry I'll take you in . Also staying at my place isn't exactly a punishment right? I'll be sure to also go your hometown once in a while so you can follow along to visit . ’’
’’Thank you very much!’’
She knelt down on the spot .
It felt as if I had become some really huge big shot, and I'm really not used to it...
’’Be glad that the benevolent Azusa-sama decided to pick you up . ’’
Whew, Leica gave out a breath of relief . They were sort of frenemies, so she might not be all that dissatisfied .
’’Leica, I won't lose to you!’’
But Furattorute suddenly shot up her head .
’’W-What do you meant by that!’’
’’Make no mistake, the only one that I'm serving is goshuujin-sama! I have no intention of serving you!’’
’’You're being pretty rude to me, your senpai!’’
’’This has nothing to do with senpai or kouhai! You're not goshuujin-sama!’’
The two snarled at each other and began to quarrel .
This looks like it's going to become another troublesome matter...