Third Outer World Story Series: Pumpkin Sorcerer - Chapter 88
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
Opening his eyes, Pumpkin found himself in the same upside-down space where he had always heard the voice of Lean.
“Um, why am I in this place?”
From what he can remember, he tried to recall his recollection of the situation so far.
The first thing that sprang to mind was that he had left Kunukihappy for Senkonoto, the country’s capital, at the request of the First Prince Saku.
Upon arriving in Senkonoto, he used [Resonance Concerto Spell・Good Night Day] to put everyone in the city to sleep, after which he infiltrated the castle and rescued the king and the others, along with two other colleagues who had come at the request of the other princes.
He then proceeded down inside the castle to destroy the Fourth Prince Ray’s trump card and defeated the three fools as well as the Fourth Prince’s priest after ensuring the king and the others’ safety.
“Ah yeah. I’m starting to remember.”
And everything was well and good, but from what he recalled, what came next was the priest’s desperate attempt to call upon the God of Destruction.
He was struck by the arm of the summoned God of Destruction so vehemently that he was swept to the surface, smashing through a number of walls and crust. His whole body was torn to pieces as a result of the protective barrier of [Resonance Spell・Barrier Cherry] being destroyed in the process.
It was an unbelievably potent attack, as would be expected from a God who bore the name “Destruction”.
“Hmm? That seems strange coming to that conclusion.”
Pumpkin scanned his body. None of the wounds were present, and there were no indications that they had been treated. It was as if he had never been injured in the first place.
No, well, I don’t even know what kind of place is this in the first place, and maybe this is a place where instant healing is a typical occurrence.
“Ah, now that I put it in perspective, the arm of the God of Destruction was also left behind… then I need to hurry back…”
“If you want to go back, it’s this way.”
A recognizable voice then spoke to him just as he was ready to go back to his original world.
“You are… no, you are…”
What greeted him was a woman adorned in an opulent dress, carrying a red rapier along with a long staff with some kind of pattern engraved on it in her right hand.
Pumpkin recognized the woman as soon as she was spotted because of the voice, presence of authority, and a sense of intuition—no, he was compelled to grasp who she was.
This was because [Resonance] in him was attracted to her. This person was…
“You are right, but now is not the time for leisurely conversation. So let’s keep this quick and move on. Lift your chin.”
He inadvertently bent his knees toward Lean and let his head hang down, but as soon as he heard Lean’s voice from above him, he obeyed and raised his head.
“First of all, the situation outside is that the arm of the God of Destruction is manifesting. However, a certain person is currently holding him back, so we have some time.”
Stopping that thing… Who is that person… No, I doubt if they’re even a person.
“Although she and I could defeat him in reality, we are unable to fully exert our power due to personal reasons that none of us can share. Therefore, I will heal your wounds and grant you power only for this time.”
After saying this, Lean held out the staff in her right hand towards Pumpkin.
The staff had a significant lot of magic power incorporated into it, but in a manner that could not be seen without careful examination, and it was inlaid with many gems and etched with rune-like characters.
“I humbly accept.”
“Be careful. The power of this staff is enormous. If you handle it unwisely, it will bring destruction to you and to those you wish to protect.”
Pumpkin took hold of Lean’s staff with both hands and accepted it, etching Lean’s words in his heart.
As soon as he received the staff, he was overcome with enthusiasm by the immense power he now possessed.
But the following instant, along with remembering Lean’s words, he realized that the power contained within the staff was something that would lead to his own and others’ downfall.
“If you’ve realized it on your own, you’ll be fine. I will be here watching over you, so please do your utmost. Now, go back to your original world through this door.”
The space rift Lean had created was subsequently used by Pumpkin to depart from this upside-down world.
Once Lean has confirmed that he has left, she closed the door, unveiling the original appearance of this place, which she had kept hidden from his view.
Then, in the upside-down world, glowing character strings started to appear on the objects that were descending from the ground to the sky.
“I am sorry. Originally, it would have been a better option to put you to sleep after you had changed the fate of so many people, but I couldn’t accomplish things in the future without you.”
This string of characters was a memory.
Not only did it contain memories of the past and present, but also of the future.
However, watching future memories from within the world would be regarded as interfering with the world and if events developed as they did at the moment of viewing, it would imply that these memories were the most likely to materialize.
“If possible, I wish him all the blessings in the future.”
And she began to pray for him.
Even though there was no God to pray to.
The staff given to him by Lean-sama is not only a treasure but also a kind of divine tool.
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