Chapter 38: Return
“The goddess Kas’uan wants the Saint back! Or she will exterminate all the demons.”
“In any case, when the Saint appears, they plan to exterminate us… It is time to put an end to the Age of the Gods. It’s time to fight the goddess.”
the Demon King stated this and turned to face me.
“I thank you for capturing the Saint. But I can’t drag you into our business any longer—return to your own world.”
“But, Your Majesty…”
Maybe there’s still something I can do.
When I shook my head, the Demon King looked troubled.
“I’m happy if you want to stay here, but I’m sure there are others waiting for you.”
That comes as a realization to me. I wonder how Oto-san and Oka-san are doing now that I’ve vanished without telling them why.
It was difficult for me when I was first summoned to this world. However, in my second life, I met a lot of people I care about. As a result, the world has become more important to me. That’s a very happy thing.
I nodded, and the Demon King smiled slowly.
“Wherever you are, you will always be my friend.”
Several days later. I went back to my own world.
Yulin, the Demon King and Sarah were to see me off.
Since I might only be able to grant the Shrine Maiden’s wish once, there was no guarantee that it would come true, but I decided to make a wish anyway.
Just as I was about to make the wish, someone came into the room with great force.
“I know you’d be happy if you could return to your world… But please don’t leave because I still have a lot to tell you!”
Garen was on the verge of sobbing. Yes, I’m not sure what Garen paid to turn back time. Is it really all right if I just go home?
A doubt arose in me, but it seemed my wish was granted faster than that.
When I closed my eyes and opened them again, I was standing on the way to school, not in the guest room of the Demon King’s castle.
What followed was a peaceful life for me.
My disappearance on the way to school should have raised some eyebrows, but it didn’t.
Time had not moved on in my world at all.
“We’re having hamburgers today,” Oka-san said when I got home.
When I arrived at the meeting point to meet Azusa-chan, she didn’t complain about my lateness, and we had a normal time.
It’s strange. I’ve been in that world for over a year, and I’ve been rewinding time for six months. I was feeling a little confused, but just as I was thinking that one day it would become just a distant memory, it happened.
I was walking to school as usual, walking with Azusa-chan on the way to school.
A familiar magic circle appeared at my feet.
How could this be… Before I could think, the light flooded in.
When I opened my eyes, I wasn’t in the castle. No adults surrounded me like before, rejoicing at the success of the summoning.
On the contrary, no one was present.
When I looked around, all I saw were trees.
What exactly is going on? Is this some kind of bug?
For the time being, I’m wishing for a return to my world, but it’s futile. Besides, I wasn’t feeling the Shrine Maiden’s power as strongly as I used to.
“…What should I do?”