Demon King of Phantom Thief – a Betrayed Thief Stole the Stats and Skills of the Hero Party Then Reigned Over the World - Chapter 38
- Demon King of Phantom Thief – a Betrayed Thief Stole the Stats and Skills of the Hero Party Then Reigned Over the World
- Chapter 38 - Elada, to the Demon King's Castle
Elada, to the Demon King’s Castle
Demon King’s Castle, in the audience room.
Keith sat on the throne, while the four heavenly kings were on their knees in front of him.
“Diana, you have done a great job supporting me, thank you.”
“It is a matter of course as someone who serves Demon King-sama, I am grateful for your words. Thank you.”
Diana let her silver hair flowed on the floor.
“And Ginlow. You did a really good job leading an army of different races. It was great.”
“That’s very kind of you.”
Ginlow bowed deeply
“Aleira. You’ve done a lot on the front line. You did something amazing that make us achieve this victory.”
“I did my best!”
Aleira raised her face and her red eyes shone.
Victor kneeled on the floor, wearing a tattered coat.
“You are someone that contribute the most in this battle . The Ashtran empire coup d’etat was a success. You had worked hard.”
“I had did my best to complete my mission …”
Holding his hat, Victor bowed deeply.
Keith scratched the back of his head.
“Yeah, I think that you already did your best, but …”
Keith pointed to the stiff woman in the corner of the audience room.
“… Who on earth is that girl? Though I already know the gist of it.”
“She’s Elada …”
“No, I wasn’t asking her name…. Why is she here?”
“Because the mourning I did last time was a failure, I brought her back here … Of course, this time I didn’t put her in a coffin, and properly giving her food too …”
Keith and Diana sighed at the same time.
“Uhm, Victor. Mourning is only for dead humans. We can’t mourn living humans.”
Victor looked up and said.
“With all respect … I already promised Elada that she wouldn’t be hurt … So I can’t kill her now…”
He was going against the demon king’s will.
Victor looked up at Keith in preparation for his death.
“Please give mercy to that person …”
Keith held his head.
“For now, let’s talk while drinking a cup of tea …”
Six of them went out together.
When Diana opened her hands, a tea table with parasol and chairs appeared.
All of the Aldberg thieves were installing emergency bells at the fort, so the tea time was postponed.
“I’ll keep my promise for sure …”
Elada was ready to go to her execution ground.
She had no intention of resenting Victor’s wrong judgment, which could lead her life on the line.
A golem maid who was indistinguishable from living person poured the black tea elegantly.
Scones and clotted cream were also prepared.
Of course, for Elada too.
Elada sat down next to Victor awkwardly.
After taking a sip of the tea, Keith said.
“The purpose of mourning can not be reversed. The mourning is only for those who already dead …”
Keith spoke to Victor about humans mourning.
Victor listened to his words without touching the tea.
Of course, Elada couldn’t drink the tea that was served.
She didn’t know why, but it seemed that her life was spared.
“In other word … you don’t have to kill Elada for mourning.”
“That’s right. Mourning is only for those that already dead.”
Victor then took Elada’s hand.
Victor said, staring at Elada’s golden eyes.
“I’ll stay by your side until you die…”
A breeze blew through between the two.
Ringon … ringon …
The wind made the bell at the fort rang beautifully.
“Boss, this bell sounds so good! It’s like giving a blessing to a new couple. Those dwarves did a great job making this!”
The carpenter’s voice was heard from the distance.
Elada’s face was bright red.
“Victor … you … that … someone like me …”
“Don’t be too humble, Elada …”
Victor said so.
Still lack words as usual.
Elada gently looked at Victor’s face.
She couldn’t read the facial expression from that face as usual.
“I’ll stay by your side until you die … that’s my duty …”
The days of joining the army from the orphanage, finding her talent there, and desperately training herself.
Elada thought that marriage and having a lover were far from her.
Of course, women were rare in the army.
Some men tried to approach Elada with vulgar words.
Elada thoroughly smashed those guys that they didn’t speak to her again.
–Elada was going to throw away her woman self.
While traveling with Victor, it was a lie to say that Elada was not attracted to the kindness that Victor sometimes showed.
But to spent the rest of her time with Victor – that was something she couldn’t think of.
“What about you, Elada … Are you prepared to stay by my side until you die …”
Victor’s specialty was sneaking into enemy territory.
He wanted to say that it was dangerous to act alone – but he didn’t know how to say that.
Elada turned around to hide her red face.
Victor was a demon, she was a human.
Was it okay for this to happened?
Victor was the one that put Elada into a coffin and made her on the brink of death from starvation.
Even though Victor was a gentle man, he would act cruelly when needed.
Looking at Victor’s face, Elada’s thought mix together.
The hot things on her chest started to move upward to her head, she felt that she couldn’t make the right judgment now.
Elada turned away and said,
“That … uhm … please let me think for a while.”
Victor nodded without changing his expression.
“Understood, I’ll wait forever …”
After that, Victor drank the tea that had turned cold.
“I know this! I’ve read it in a book!”
Aleira stood up from the chair with her red eyes shining.
“Victor, do your best!”
“Show Elada that you are a real man!”
“I’m a man … and a visible entity …”
Aleira tapped Victor’s shoulder and then turned her arm over to Elada’s shoulder.
“Yo human! When you came to kill Demon King-sama, it’s good that you didn’t meet me! As I will absolutely kill you!”
The lump of flesh of Zelkin resurfaced on Elada’s mind.
That means that this woman who smiled in front of her was the one that did it.
“Victor, if you look at him closely, is a nice guy! I’m Aleira Qualiator! You can call me Aleira!
“Ni … nice to meet you … Areira …”
Elada decided that it would be better to follow what the woman said.
Keith then said to Elada, who had a blue face.
“Well, it’s like that … maybe you are confused, but honestly, I’m confused too. If you haven’t kill someone here, you’re not bad people, so please get along with everyone …”
“Understood … I’ll do my best …”
Elada nodded awkwardly.
Next was the silver giant sitting on a large chair and eating scones slowly.
“My name is Ginlow. Your technique as an assassin … it will glow more if you polish it. If you want to train it, you can rely on me.”
“Yes, when the time come, I’ll ask you …”
“If you have any questions, you can ask me, Elada. The head of the four heavenly kings is me, so keep them in mind.”
Diana stabbed a nail in a flash.
“Yes … thank you, Diana …”
Saying so, Elada finally got the chance to drank her tea.
(Ah … delicious …)
She was amazed by the mellow taste of the now cold tea.
She was wondering if she had unexpectedly high adaptability.
“… Uhm, everyone, please treat me well.”
Thus, the strange life of Elada in the Demon King’s Castle began.
In the Republic of Colden, there was a headquarter of all the churches that spread throughout the continent.
The place had been transformed into an “independent state” that the republic government could not interfere its internal affair.
Towering at the center was a shining white cathedral.
In the hall, an emergency meeting was being held by the pope and the cardinal.
“Is it true that there was a trace of the demon from the coup d’etat of Ashtran Empire?”
The pope asked with a soft voice.
“From our investigation, that’s true.”
One of the Cardinals answered in a serious way.
“Tristram Kingdom, Ashtran Empire … now a republic … Now that those two had been taken in, the impact of the Demon King on the continent is immeasurable. Your Holiness, we need to take some precaution about this.”
The pope nodded and drank a glass of water to moisten his mouth.
“There is always a reaction to the rapid expansion of power. The opponent is the Demon King. My heart hurts when I think of the people that experience his horror …”
The pope’s quiet voice echoed in the high-ceiling hall.
People who were afraid of the demon king would flood to the church in search of God’s salvation.
–This was an opportunity for the church.
“I think it is the duty of the church to accept the people that are scared.”
“I think you’re right, Your Holiness. But in this situation, for us to just waiting …”
“We are not going to wait … I’m not that optimist either.”
With a smile, the Pope said.
“We have the Saint. She will be the key to gathering and saving the hearts of the people. We are obliged to maximize the power of the Saint that was given by God. ”
At this time, Mary was still in Kaleb Town and had a hard time there.
Rumor spread that touching the hem of her robe would cure illness, or that they could go to heaven after death.
“I can only use [Heal], I can’t do something that great …!”
Mary desperately denied the rumor, but it was the priest of the town who told her to not denying it.
“Still, let them believe in you … that alone can save many people …”
“Oh, it’s the saint! Thank you … Thank you …”
People gathered to touch Mary’s robe.
(If I believe in God, people will be saved … But what will happens if I believe in me?)
Mary thought that while her robe was touched by the people.
But the name of Saint Mary would continue to grow and spread throughout the continent.
Contrary to her feelings.