Chapter 148 – Between the Royal Family and the Mixed Race
My mother vigorously embraces me.
“Thank goodness, Anos-chan! You are in one piece… After that magical broadcast, I had been worrying about you… and I thought you might be…”
My mother squeezed me tightly with tears in her eyes.
“… Hey. Anos-chan. Do you have any clue why the Demon King would want to kill you?”
My mother asked the question with a stern expression on her face.
“It’s simply a misunderstanding, but explaining it in detail would make it more complicated…”
To be honest, under the current circumstances, it would be extremely difficult for my mother to understand what’s going on.
While I was wondering what to do, she smiled and nodded.
“That’s right. I thought so too. There must be some kind of mistake that the Demon King would try to kill Anos-chan. If you say it’s a mistake, I’ll believe every word you say.”
The magical broadcast should also have captured what my magical body had said as well. My interaction with Avos Dilhevia would most certainly be full of things that my mother has never understood.
As long as the Seven Elder Demon Emperors are on the other side, it should not be surprising that they think that I am a part of the rebellion… believe, huh?
Ordinarily, I’m always misunderstood, yet at times like this, you chose to believe in me.
“Mom, don’t worry. The misunderstanding will be resolved as soon as possible. That is what I am aiming for at the moment.”
“I see. Of course. I’m glad.”
My mother wouldn’t separate herself from me.
“I believe you, Anos. No matter what happens, I have faith that you will return to us. But you know what?”
My father chuckled as he said.
“Haven’t you grown up again somehow after going on the expedition?”
It’s all in your mind, Dad.
“Dad. I know that you like to put on a good face, but I don’t think you should say that while crawling on the ground.”
“Ha-ha. It’s called an honorable wound. For protecting your mother.”
With that, my father stood up swiftly.
“Hmm? Unexpectedly, I’m fine.”
“Before I headed out, I cast on you. Although pain will be felt, it won’t be lethal.”
is a magic that protects the targeted person’s life.
The technique itself autonomously judges and executes anti-magic, magical barriers, physical strengthening, healing, and so forth. While it is convenient, the magic technique is highly convoluted.
Furthermore, due to the fact that the subject’s magical power is expended to maintain the , if the person who cast the spell attempts to manipulate the magic themselves, the technique will be disrupted resulting in the loss of its effectiveness.
Back in the mythical era, there was scarcely anyone who could not manipulate magic, even if they were weak. This is the magic that I developed after my mother was attacked by Emilia.
“I see. I was under the impression that I was quite strong.”
The reason I made sure he felt the normal amount of pain was to prevent my father from getting carried away like this.
My mother suddenly remembers Emilia’s presence and rushes over to her.
“I’m sorry. Thank you for protecting me. Come inside, it’s not safe out here.”
“… No… it’s fine…”
“No, you can’t. Besides, you know, your back was wounded by the magic. Let me tend to it, okay?”
My mother has no idea that she is Emilia, my homeroom teacher.
Since her appearance and age are different, it’s not unreasonable.
As if intimidated, Emilia shoots me a glance.
“Take it easy. Things will stabilize in the city over the next few days.”
“Look, don’t be so modest. Let’s go.”
My mother pulls Emilia’s hand and forcefully leads her away.
“Speaking of which, what’s your name?”
“… I’m Emilia…”
“Oh, Emilia-chan. I’m Izabella. Nice to meet you.”
Both my mother and father made their way into the house.
“Looks like you made it just in time,” Lay, who had caught up with me, said.
“Well, I cast on them. I suppose those guys with that level couldn’t have achieved anything.”
“But they had no idea that your magic was cast on them, right? I wouldn’t have expected them to step out of the house under such circumstances.”
Sasha and Misha flew over with .
“That’s exactly the way your mother is.”
“She’s so kind,” Misha mutters.
“Ahー… I have finally caught up.”
“Everyone is too fast…”
Eleonore and Zeshia arrive.
“Where’s Lina and the rest?”
Sasha turns around.
Although under the influence of the , the sight of the subordinates can be jointly observed as the magic field of vision is connected to it. The Fan Union girls and Lina are frantically running, but it appears that they are still far behind.
I beckon with my index finger.
A brief moment later, “Kyaaaaaahhhh!,” the Fan Union girls and Lina flew through the air accompanied by a joyous shriek.
“We ran as hard as we could.”
“I apologize for the inconvenience!”
The girls give a bow.
“It doesn’t matter.”
Lina stared at the Blacksmith/Appraiser Shop “Wind of the Sun”.
The bell rings with a clang as I open the door to the house.
My mother and father are not here.
They are likely in the back room, treating Emilia.
Although the treatment would have been instant if I had used my magic, I guessed my mother didn’t want me to do it because she wanted to keep Emelia hidden in the house. Moreover, even if her magical power is weakened, Emilia should be able to heal a wound on her own.
Though it would consume considerable time.
“I made this house a protective barrier. Even the magical eyes of Avos Dilhevia cannot penetrate it.”
Nevertheless, my presence in this area is perhaps already known.
She should have figured out that my house has been turned into a barrier.
“The question is, how do we break into Delsgade?”
Sasha ponders this while saying.
“Once we try to enter through the gate, Anos-kun’s subordinates from 2,000 years ago, as well as the royal family, will certainly be there waiting for us.” Eleonore remarked with a grave tone.
“Avos Dilhevia would have realized that we would be forced to hold back. Perhaps the aim is to drain Anos of his magic power as much as possible.”
When Lay says this, Misha gives a small nod.
“Since the two of you are the same Demon King of Tyranny, does that mean that the one with the greater amount of magic power left has the upper hand?”
“At least, that’s what I believe they’d assume.”
“It also buys enough time to grab the Reason Destroying Sword.”
Eleonore lifts her index finger.
“Since she is the Demon King of Tyranny, why can’t she simply seize the Reason Destroying Sword at once?” Sasha asks curiously.
“When it comes to the Reason Destroying Sword, there are no rumors and legends about it.”
On top of a demon sword that is rarely drawn, all those who have witnessed it have perished.
“Having said that, there is a legend that Delsgade is the castle of the Demon King of Tyranny. By using its power and his own magic, it is likely a method of securing Venuzdonoa.”
Alternatively, if Nousgalia is a part of this, the goal may be to free Abernyu, the Goddess of Destruction, from the spell of the Reason Destroying Sword, and restore order to the world.
“I would be more than pleased to crush him head-on, but there are certain things that I would like to investigate first. Let’s go in from another place.”
“Even if you say ‘another place,’ from where are we going to enter?”
“In Delsgade, there is an extension that is absent from the rumors and lore of Avos Dilhevia. Even her magical eyes will be unable to reach us there.”
I draw a large magic circle around my feet.