Thanks to that, I’m still tired, but the three Goblin brothers who have been working hard all the time are probably more exhausted than me.
The goblins will have to be paid handsomely later…
“Al-chan was very popular with the men in the village!” (Kyuuketsu)
“Hmm, I’m not interested in them, you were very popular with the wives.” (Alraune)
“They asked me to teach them how to lose weight!” (Kyuuketsu)
“I was popular with my kids, and I squirmed all the time…” (Poison Slime)
“… Didn’t you all used to hate humans?”
I think Alraune even said that she hated humans after they killed me.
However, they look better now.
“Well, I certainly don’t like these ones.” (Kyuuketsu)
“Also the villagers raised Narugoa-san!” (Poison Slime)
“… I’m grateful for a little bit, it seems that this operation was successful thanks to the villagers planting flower seeds.” (Alraune)
It seems that my friends have truly become more accepting.
My cheeks broke into a smile.
“But it’s going to be hard from now on.”
Poison Slime mutters with a sigh.
“Apart from the other guys called by Narugoa-san, we three ran directly from the Cave of Silence, so we can only go home by foot.” (Poison Slime)
“With Narugoa here, we can’t do the same crazy thing.” (Alraune)
“Sorry, it’s because of me.”
“I’m not blaming you, let’s go home slowly, let’s even on a few detours.” (Alraune)
“… By the way, what do you guys want to do?”
When I asked them, they all laughed at me.
“—The three of us are taking a long vacation, and with our accumulated vacation days, it’s going to be a bit of a trip.” (Poison Slime)
“What, all three took a long holiday!?”
I felt dizzy.
If I were still the Middle Boss, I would have collapsed on the spot.
“I told you, I don’t need to be told what to do on my day off. Now let’s enjoy our vacation to the fullest!” (Alraune)
“Yes! Al-san is quite generous!” (Poison Slime)
“I want to see various towns!” (Kyuuketsu)
A dry laugh escaped me.
The cave of the island, will it really be okay…?
A shred of anxiety crosses my mind—then at that time.
“… I’m sorry, can you guys go first?”
“What’s wrong, so sudden?” (Alraune)
“Ask me later, I’ll run to you soon.”
“Oh, I understand, we’ll leave you if you’re late!” (Alraune)
That’s all I said, and the three of them went on their way.
And when I could no longer see their backs as they moved away, I turned my gaze to the side.
……Oh yeah, was it always been this close?
“The Pillar of the World—“
“Ah, I finally found you, Senpai.” (Luciera)
Luciera was right next to me, staring at the Pillar of the World, just like me.
The Pillar of the World—It’s the final dungeon in the world created by the President.
The last demon fort was created in preparation for the coming “disaster”.
And Luciera and my previous workplace.
“… Speaking of which, it’s a vague memory, but I feel like I passed through here when I was moved to the Cave of Silence, but I never thought it was this close.”
“Weak humans and monsters can’t even find it because of the mythical class concealment magic, though it seems that Senpai has become able to see it. Probably as a result of regaining [Thousand Hands].” (Luciera)
“… By the way, what are you doing in this place, Luciera?”
“No, I don’t have anything to do, so I thought I’d go on a trip to find myself… I have a lot of things to think about.” (Luciera)
“That’s a good thing.”
“… Are you angry at me?” (Luciera)
Luciera asks as she trembles in fear.
She’s a fool, and she’s prone to making assumptions, but at least she’s reflecting on her actions…
“If I was worried all the time about what my kohai, who is quite clumsy, has done, I won’t become a Middle Boss.”
“Haha, you’re the same after all, this time, Senpai.” (Luciera)
“… I want you to explain it to me rather than fool around.”
“Ah, do you finally wish to hear it?” (Luciera)
Luciera laughs mischievously.
However, the expression hidden behind her eyes was serious.
Luciera and I then look at the Pillar of the World almost at the same time.
—No, to be exact, the “Former” Pillar of the World.
“–Why is the Pillar of the World run down?”
I looked at the remains of the huge tower lying in front of me and finally asked her the question.
“Now, it must have been a hundred years ago for you, but… I only noticed it only a few days ago.” (Luciera)
“What about us and the other Keepers? …… No, in the first place, what about the President? “
“As you can see, it’s an only hollow shell, there is only the wreckage, and it seems that only the concealment magic continues to work properly…” (Luciera)
“… What’s going on?”
“Unexpectedly, this may be the “disaster” that the president talked about.” (Luciera)
Luciera puts her hands on her hips.
“I’ll look into this a bit. Will you go with me Narugoa-san?” (Luciera)
There is definitely something bad going on outside my knowledge.
It may be related to the survival of the demons.
Well, that’s not good.
Maybe a harbinger of something scarier…
I think it through and draw a conclusion.
“Sorry Luciera, I can’t go with you.”
Luciera asks in a lonely voice.
I’m sure she knew from the beginning what I would say.
“—I can’t leave with you because I have companions.”
“……Is that so.” (Luciera)
Luciera said this and turned around.
“Ah, I knew it, but I still hoped.” (Luciera)
“… sorry, Luciera.”
“Don’t apologize, I’ll definitely make Senpai come with me someday.” (Luciera)
“See you somewhere again.”
Luciera shyly said at the end. Then she disappears from the place.
As soon as I saw Luciera off, I turned around and chased after my companions.
“I’m sorry, I made you wait.”
“—You were quite late, Narugoa! What were you doing!? We were about to leave!” (Alraune)
“Even though you were the most worried… Hey!?” (Poison Slime)
“Oh, don’t splatter Slime all over me!!” (Kyuuketsu)
“Aren’t you all too unreasonable…?”
I can’t help but relax my cheeks.
I’m sure I don’t have to worry about anything.
It doesn’t matter if it’s painful or hard.
I should be able to overcome any obstacles.
—Because I am surrounded by the best of friends in my second round in life.
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