26 Fear from a Fun Moment
27 Demon King who was supposed to defeat

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Barbecue's over, night.

The four of us and the three of us are gathered in the living room. I just took a breather when I had a warm cup of tea brewed, and cut the story out.

Of course, I'm talking about the consideration you had me make for the curse potion.

"You don't have to be so vigilant, you don't ask for anything big. It's not a thing, just a little favor..."


What the hell are you going to ask for?

Pinot laughs at us before he talks about it.

"Than that... the heroes are a brave party, right?

"! That was information I didn't tell you, how do you know that?

"I asked the store fairy."

"Uh... I see"

Pinot is the one who told me about the big leaves, so naturally I can also predict that Pinot has the big leaves. With its leaves, it is possible to meet the store fairy.

I see. I nod and affirm, "Yes, I am."

Maybe Pinot is also the Demon King's Side. So if you're an alchemist on the Apricot continent, is it natural to think of it as Demon King Side?

Lotus told me, "I'll talk to you."

"I'm the brave one. The King of Piznut has ordered us to defeat the Demon King.... but we have no intention of defeating the Demon King. I'm not ready, I'm not doing anything. Pinot, as you know, is a hero to decurse my curse... and of course Mr. Rousha. I was desperate."

"Yeah. Apricot grass is not so easy to get."

Besides, if you were in a human country, Pinot says it was hard to get information.

"That country hates the Demons so much. Appearance is the same habit as human beings, makes them laugh"


To Pinot's chilled voice, breathtaking.

"We have a purpose. It's not about defeating the Demon King, as I said."

"So what's the purpose?

"... to my country, I want to go home"

Hear the words of the lotus, and the pinots shall be proper. And like it doesn't matter, he says, "You can do it."

"With as much strength as you guys, you'll be able to go home wherever you have your homeland? It's just ahead of the mighty dungeon... unless it means something."

"Right. I wish I could, but it's not a place where you can walk home."

…… What do you mean? "

How good it would have been if I could have walked home.

Be strong, be great, even if you die - I'm sure you won't be able to return to Japan. Similar summoning magic, we need to find something similar.

Lotus grinned bitterly at Pinot, who looked strange.

I can't tell you that I just came from another world. Of course we haven't even told Rousha, and we're not willing to tell anyone from ourselves in the future.

"We've come a long, long way using magic. Walking back seems a little tricky. I'm just looking for magic to go home because it was one-way magic. … that's what we're here for"

"I thought maybe if I were a demon king who was excellent at demons, I might know. That's why I want to talk purely, not fight."

Following the lotus, follow the rururu.

If we are not hostile to the Demon King, we can say it out. However, that may not be the case if they are unilaterally attacked by the Demon King......

Pinot listened to me quietly about the lotus.

The truth is, I don't want to do anything brave. But the inability to disconnect from the human country in order to explore ways of returning.

Because our own homeland was a safe country - at least we told him we wanted to return him as long as possible.

"Oh well. I thought you were a brave man, but if you don't talk, you don't know the truth."

"I've been struggling..."

"I can't believe you're just a girl. You're healthy."

Hassan, who was listening with Pinot, is weeping a little. Were you the type to be vulnerable to touching things?

"It's great," Liliana praised Lotus.

"I've never seen the Demon King...... how about Pinot and Hassan?

"I've never seen it either. I don't hear rumors, and if I were you, the demon king's paintings would be for sale in the city, and I don't know."


Liliana and Hassan both seem to have never seen the Demon King, tilting their necks.

"I've never seen it," Pinot told him, wondering if he knew anything. But you seem to know something, and it looks like you're thinking about it.

"But my master knows about the Demon King. Regularly, I go in and out of Demon King's Castle. I'm not familiar with one country because I've been rolling around the world collecting them."

"If you're an alchemist with great arms, don't snort that you're in the arms of the Demon King. I mean... the Demon King isn't really the type to come out in public."

Sounds like it.

Is that also why the Demon King can't come out with anything?

Listening to Pinot, the Demon King doesn't show up... but there are no rumors of him being particularly evil, and there are strong demons, but it's not that the Demon Continent is insecure.

This is a very easy country to live in, as we have realized from our time in the city.

You should have been summoned to another world by the Demon King anyway.

"In the meantime, I was relieved that I didn't seem to need to defeat the Demon King"

"Yeah, I want you to tell me what's going on and be on your side."

I snort at my words.

Hearing that, Pinot is nodding yeah.

"I thought you were on the human side because you say brave, but you're not. The Demon King wouldn't want a fight, and I'm relieved it won't be a mess."

"Sounds like the only thing you want to fight is a human king..."

"Yes, you will."

Pinot shrugs his shoulder, for Christ's sake, and Lotus seems sorry. Even though it's none of our business from Japan, it's because we're the same person.

First of all, I told him that we wanted to find a way back without defeating the Demon King.

"Nevertheless, you're going to hate it when the King tells you something if you don't show him as much as a bare gesture to defeat the Demon King"

"So is that.... I guess I'll just have to go to the dungeon and say it's training to defeat the Demon King"

"Sure. If I leave without doing anything, that king is going to be angry."

I don't mind if I'm told something, but I just want to avoid Lotus and Ruru getting something from the King. He seems to think he'll have to nod and buy some time somehow.

When you think it's going to be a hassle, Pinot separates the conversation from "there".

"A favor from me to Hiroki!

"Oh, you did. What the hell?"

"You want me to deliver something to your master."

That said, Pinot brought a crate the size of which he could hold with both hands from the back of the living room. The lid is firmly nailed, so it doesn't look like you can look inside.

Because of the faint sound of the chatter, I can predict that it contains a bottle of potions.

I thought it would be cheap if it was about the delivery, but Pinot said he didn't know where his master was.

"Maybe you will look for and give it to a master somewhere in this vast Apricot continent!?"

Exactly. That's tough!

Or it takes time. I was a little rushed to think so, but Pino shook his head.

"I wouldn't ask you to do that just now. Where the master regularly takes his feet - to the Demon King's Castle, if only he could deliver them!

"To that extent... to Castle Demon King!?"

If you do deliver luggage, you can go to Demon King Castle with dignity......!

And at the same time, it reminds me of a shop fairy who would be one of the Demon King's men. Although I don't know the strength of the Demon King, the Store Fairy is that strong, so I'm sure the Demon King will be strong, too.

That will raise expectations about summoning magic.

"Okay, that package...... I'll deliver it to the Demon King!

"Nice to meet you. Yikes! Hey, good! It's tough on the road over there, so ask someone to be happy."


Tough on the road?

Speaking of which, I hadn't confirmed my journey to Demon King Castle or anything. Seeing Hassan and Liliana laugh bitterly must be really hard.

A journey so strong that Hassan and Liliana laugh bitterly?

That one I took on, but I felt my cheeks pull a little.

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Listening to the occasional sounding of a bird, I struck a turnaround.

"... you can't sleep?

"Lusha, are you awake?"

"Yeah. I don't know, there's too much going on during the day."


Today, Pinot prepared a room for me.

It's a four-person room with four beds, wrapped around a window, next to it, Lucha, me, sleeping in the order Lotus in the closest place to the door.

"When I saw where Mr. Liliana was fighting, I thought it was going to be amazing. So I thought I'd try harder too."

"Oh well. I've broken the lotus curse too... and I've got a lot to do from here."


Looking at the blurry ceiling, I think it's Demon King's Castle next.

The luggage I left behind could be pushed into a magic bag, so I could leave at any time. The truth is that the four of us want to go like this, but we decided to break up here with Lotus and Ruru.

When you stay with me forever, the soldiers in the city will suspect you. So we're going to raise the level in the dungeon while we investigate the Demon King.

- Maybe there are some tips on how to return to a high-difficulty dungeon.

From the chest, you might be able to get a book on subpoena magic. That's what Pinot told me. He told me that since time immemorial, sometimes valuable books in specialties, such as special items and magic and medicine, are available in difficult dungeons.

When that happens, I don't have a hand in not going to the dungeon.

"No, I'm supposed to go to Demon King Castle... sorry. Just for my convenience."

"Ugh, that's not true. I'm interested in places I've never been. With Hiroki, it's fun and good."


Even in a dungeon that would be next to death, I'm sure Lucha would laugh and follow me.


"Hiroki, what's wrong?

"No, I'm blessed to be one of you."

I mean, isn't Rousha too good a kid?

I came to this world and met a lot of people who were disgusting like kings, but also nice and good like Lusha and the Freuds.

I want to continue to take care of this edge.

I'll protect Lusha.


"No, the... you see, I'm avant-garde, because I'm a healer"

"Oh well. Yeah, I'm hoping! Instead, I'll take down any enemies that strike!

"You're reliable."

With Lucha, I laugh in a whisper to keep you both awake.

Our adventure has just taken us to the starting line.

This novel has been translated by JPMTL.com and if you are reading this somewhere, they have stolen our translation.

1 Going for Demon King's Castle