I transferred to the hidden room in the underwater cave .
In the centre of the room, Eleonor is still floating in the holy water ball .
“Wow . Welcome Arnos-kun . ” (Eleonor)
Eleonor welcomed me with a laugh and a smile .
“Things have become a bit troublesome . ” (Arnos)
“I know . Has Azeshion declared war on Deiruheido?” (Eleonor)
I nod .
“My fake Avos Dillheavia appeared in Deiruheido . It seems his intention is to meet the Gairadeite demon king subjugation force on the fields of battle . ” (Arnos)
“… . . Is that so . ” (Eleonor)
“Avos is raising an army and heading to the border with Azeshion . ” (Arnos)
“That’s quick . Were the soldiers gathering already?” (Eleonor)
“No, but Avos took the lead and left for the front showing them he would fight alone . They may live in a peaceful world now but they are not cowards who would let the founder go alone so mazoku from all over the country have rallied to him . ” (Arnos)
The demon king subjugation army has been preparing for some time so of course they are quick . The heroes gathering from all over Azeshion have been absorbed into the army and are marching on the border as well .
It’s all part of the plan .
“I can still let you go . ” (Arnos)
This is a good opportunity since the hero academy is focused on the demon king of tyranny .
“… . . Will this war actually be fought?” (Eleonor)
“Yeah . ” (Arnos)
“Then we can’t escape . ” (Eleonor)
Eleonor states it matter-of-factly which is what I gathered she’d do .
Diego declared war on Deiruheido counting on the war potential of Zeshia that Eleonor can endlessly produce . Without them, the subjugation army would be overrun by the demon king army .
“I have to protect it . All of it . All of Gairadeite and all of Jergakanon . ” (Eleonor)
Eleonor laughed .
“All of them are a bit stupid but they are not truly bad people . I can’t let them die . ” (Eleonor)
Despite being in a very different form and very far from reincarnation her origin is still Jerga . Is this part of his sin?
“It’s complicated being a hero . ” (Arnos)
You are forced to play an unreasonable role and still have to fight for what you need to protect .
Was it like this for Kanon 2000 years ago?
“… . . It seems we have become enemies Arnos-kun . ” (Eleonor)
She laughs sadly .
I reply back to her calmly .
“The things you said, the things you promised me . I don’t think you lied to me . ” (Arnos)
“I’m going to beat you . Deriuheido or Azeshion . There’s no hard feelings whoever wins . ” (Eleonor)
Its probably because she still wants me to erase her origin . She probably believes if she disappears everything will be settled .
If both sides are exhausted this war may not go any further .
“Let me tell you something Eleonor . Neither Deiruheido nor Azeshion is going to win . ” (Arnos)
Eleonor gives me a strange look .
“There won’t be a victor?” (Eleonor)
“Oh no . There will be a victor . Me . I’ll stop this stupid war . ” (Arnos)
My longed-for peace from 2000 years ago has finally come . Everyone is laughing and neither the humans nor the mazoku fear what tomorrow will bring .
I will not let them take away this irreplaceable time .
“Such a thing ever for you Arnos-kun is……” (Eleonor)
“What? This is nothing . All I have to do is lightly kick the Deiruheido army around a bit, stop Avos Dillheavia and brush aside the demon king subjugation force . ” (Arnos)
I’ll neutralise both armies before they clash .
After that let’s give some long slow thought on how to get rid of the human’s hatred for the mazoku .
“Some things cannot be protected unless you are on the Azeshions side . That’s where you come in Eleonor . Don’t kill anyone until the very last moment . Enemy and ally both . Just protect what you need to protect . ” (Arnos)
She still has a dubious look on her face as I talk .
“On my side, I’ll protect your happiness . ” (Arnos)
Eleonor looks straight at me so I meet her gaze squarely and proudly .
Eventually, she nodded in determination .
“… . All right . I’ll believe in Arnos-kun . I promise . ” (Eleonor)
I turn to head back .
“Arnos-kun . ” (Eleonor)
Eleonor calls out to my back .
“I think I understand why Kanon believed in the demon king . ”
I turn to face her .
“I see . ” (Arnos)
At the same time, I cast and appeared in Deiruheido outside the fan union tower .
Waiting for me were Misha and Sasha along with Ray, Misa and the eight people from the fan union .
To one side also waiting for me were four of the old seven demon emperors consisting of Melheys, Aivis, Gaius and Idol .
“I’ve talked to Eleonor . ” (Arnos)
Everyone nodded with serious expressions .
They have Eleonor and Zeshia along with .
“This is the battle I left behind 2000 years ago . ” (Arnos)
Both Avos Dillheavia and the hero academy caused this situation because I couldn’t see through them .
“None of you need to be involved in this . ” (Arnos)
Melhey’s and the other demon emperors kneel at my words .
“My lord, you are Arnos Voldigod-sama the demon king of tyranny . How can we seven demon emperors overlook the insolent fool claiming to be you?” (Melheys)
The demon emperors bow their heads to me .
“Please . Give us your orders . ” (Melheys)
Each of the girls in my fan union spoke up .
“We’ll also fight though we may be useless . ” (fan union)
“War is unpleasant though… . . ” (fan union)
“I’ll do my best!” (fan union)
I turn to look at Misa and she nodded .
“Avos Dillheavia has appeared which means the mixed-race mazoku will become increasingly more vulnerable…… He’s the fake demon king so this is also my fight . ” (Misa)
“I don’t want to hear that from you now . You didn’t tell me to become a subordinate so I don’t have to listen to you . Did you think I’d stop just because you’re up against Deiruheido and Azeshion? I’ll fight with you even if you antagonise the whole world . ” (Sasha)
Misha nods in agreement .
“Arnos is right . ” (Misha)
“Not always . ” (Arnos)
“Even if it was wrong Arnos gave me life . My life is always with Arnos . ” (Misha)
Finally, Ray speaks in a relaxed tone .
“You’re my friend . ” (Ray)
I speak to that loyalty and friendship .
“I’m blessed with good subordinates and good friends . ” (Arnos)
I don’t belong to either army so I can turn two countries into my enemy .
Over there is a mazoku from the age of myths that has the spirit god sword in his hands . It’s also reasonable to think that the hero academy has one or two trump cards .
You can’t make this decision with light-hearted determination .
“Melheys, Aivis, Gaius and Idol . Suppress the enemies seven demon emperors Medin, Zoro and Eldora . ” (Arnos)
I’ll hit the Deiruheido forces first .
I’ve roughly grasped the hero academy war potential but Avos is still an unknown and since I don’t know anything about him I’ll defeat him first .
The fight with the old seven demon emperors is 4 vs 3 but as long as we have Melheys we can’t lose .
“Sasha and Misha . I want you to seal the feet of the mazoku gathering in the west before they join the main force . Since it’s far from the border I don’t think they will attack once the chain of command is severed . ” (Arnos)
The plains on the way there will be good for Sasha . She can limit their magic with her and Misha can create obstacles such as walls and cages using to hamper their progress .
“Misa and the fan union . Hide in , create disturbances and gather intelligence . ” (Arnos)
It’s dangerous to have them on the front lines . I’ll have them serve as logistical support .
“And me?” (Ray)
“You kick the army coming from the east around a bit . Don’t let them cross the border . ” (Arnos)
That’s the advance party made up of the royals who were the first to follow Avos . Even with the current Ray, this will be a tough fight but that man will crash through that wall during the battle .
“I’ll hit their main headquarters . According to what I’ve seen a huge demon king castle has been built on Eiyan hill . Avos is probably in it . ” (Arnos)
Aivis speaks up .
“If I go wild he’ll have no choice but to show up . ” (Aivis)
If he doesn’t come out I can go directly to the castle .
It was worth letting Avos roam free as he’s going for bold actions now .
I won’t let him escape anymore .
“This is an order . Don’t die and don’t kill . I don’t want anyone dying in this pathetic battle . ” (Arnos)
You never know whats going to happen on the battlefield but this game won’t be determined through simple power .
I’ve seen many powerful people die without doing anything .
In all honesty, you should never go easy on your enemies but even though this is purely my selfishness they all nodded without hesitation .
“We will all meet here again and with no one missing . ” (Arnos)