Pioneering the Apocalyptic World - Chapter 30
Chapter 24: While holding various things, to the next time
“It’s been a while, Miko Rion.”
“I-It’s been a while, God of Creation.”
The Creator God looked at me, who was still in a prayer posture, and Uru, who was standing next to me, in turn, and smiled softly.
“Uru. It seems that Rion is indebted to you very much. I would like to express my gratitude.”
“No no, I’m also indebted to Rion. Is it what is called give‐and‐take relationship?”
No, really, it’s just like a mother’s greeting, God of Creation… I’m a little embarrassed.
“Fufu, then let’s do something a little more like a parent.”
And just when I thought the Creator God started to speaking… she gently put her hand on my head. And just like that, she slowly patted me.
It’s because she don’t have a material body? I can’t feel the hand. Even so, I felt a little warm emitting from her hand.
I couldn’t even resist her sudden action, and Iet her to do what she wanted.
“Um, this is…”
“… Your soul seemed to be a little clouded.”
The content of what I was told made me feel like my blood became cold.
“Really, I’m causing you a great amount of troubles. I’m sorry. It’s all my fault for not being able to do my duty properly. There’s no need for you feel guilty.”
“How far… do you know…”
A small wound that was hidden in the depths of my heart.
I have taken a person’s life.
…… Is not about that.
I became shocked because I wasn’t so shocked for taking a person’s life.
Because I felt more relieved that existence(Quimera) had disappeared from this world than being able to free the Beast-man(Beast) souls.
They weren’t people who I had directly involved with, and even though they had turned into a monster, I still wondered ‘Was I such a cold person?’ and was tormented by this thought.
“… Rion, you are too serious. You can think a little loose…Okay?”
Following the words of the Creator God who looked little troubled, Uru, who had been listening silently until then, also joins in.
“What’s the problem if you can’t have sympathy for people you’ve never even had a conversation with? Rather, I that have given the final blow, still don’t regret it.”
She crossed her arms and puffed out her chest. I can’t say if it’s something that is ok to be proud of, but it seems that she really don’t regret it.
“You think you are a cold person? Haha, I don’t think anyone is as good-natured as you are. How many people can risk their lives for someone they’ve just met?”
“I don’t know?”
“Usually it’s no one, no one! I won’t do it either!”
She pulls my ear and yells.
When I complained “It hurts!” she replied, “I’m making it to hurts!”. Ehh~.
“And regardless of your true intentions, they were saved. You could even say ‘be thankful!’ to them”
“Well, that’s is a little bit…”
“And no matter what kind of person the you is, I am also one who was been saved by the you….Don’t forget about that.”
I smiled wryly and when I thought that I couldn’t be that bold, I was pushed even further by her words.
To the emotions that she put into her words. I just could kept my mouth shut, without arguing any further.
“In addition, I am also being saved by you.”
The Creator God is being saved by me…Why? When I lifted my head up, even though it was solemn with her divine aura, I saw a gentle smile with a human touch to it.
“Thank you for correcting the distortions in the plains and saving the people who live in that land.
As the representative of Asteria, I, Promethia, the Creator Goddess, express my deep gratitude to you.”
Aha… ha… Well, it’s true that you won’t have any problems even if you call yourself a representative of the world… But that’s a very large scale gratitude…
Her voice filled with a deep affection slowly penetrated my heart.
And as if pushed out by it, a single drop of tears spilled out.
Without saying anything, the Creator God continued to pat my head quietly, and Uru gently patted my back.
“Rion, I have one more request for you.”
“Yes, what is it?”
I will do anything you ask …I’m sorry, that was I just being carried away, I can’t do everything.
“A new anomaly has occurred in the deeps of forest to the east-northeast of this land. It doesn’t matter what the process is used. I don’t mind that you use ‘your own way’, I would like you to solve it.”
East-northeast? It’s the opposite direction to Regulus village. I haven’t been that far yet in that direction, so I don’t know what’s there.
But to not care about the process… what does that mean?
When I asked about it, the Creator God shook her head and didn’t give me any details. Well, she was a god who didn’t make clear oracles even in the game.
“I’m not going to say anything right now because it might narrow your choices, but just remember this. Whatever choice you make, I will stand in your side.”
I gasped at the words of the Creator God.
Because, that is, too―
“… You really trust me…? What if I do something really ‘bad’?”
“Fufu, the people who go out of their way to say such things will not try do anything wrong, do they?”
No, it may be so, but that’s not what I wanted to hear… But, before I could argue, I understood it.
That the Creator God really trusts me.
Even though she had a soft smile on her face, her eyes were unwaveringly looking straight at me.
“… How can I say it, that trust is very heavy?”
I don’t intend to do bad things consciously, but there may be times when I could cause bad things to happen in the end.
Whether or not the path I chose can live up to this person’s(God) expectations… As my anxiety rises.
I feel like my stomach will start to hurts.
“Ara, I didn’t mean to put pressure on you…I’m sorry.”
This person, she is a natural airhead…
A beautiful woman who looks that can do it type, but in the reality she’s a loose and fluffy type, I can forgive you for that alone… I hate my simplistic thinking…
While I was thinking stupid things like that, the creator god continued to talk, this time with Uru.
“Uru, if Rion is about to be crushed, please support her.”
“I intend to do so without being told. Or rather, I will help her even if it doesn’t look like her will be crushed.”
“That’s reliable, isn’t it? I will leave it to you.”
And so, after giving some sort of advice at the end, the Creator God disappeared.
――Rion, please remove the shackles of your thoughts. You can do more than you think…
Ah… I had a lot of things I wanted to ask, but It ended before I could ask anything… Let’s do our best so that we can talk a little longer next time…
The last words… Hmm… In other words, you are still bound by the “common sense of the game”?
I already know that I can make things that weren’t in the game’s recipe book.
The effects of the items were slightly different in the Chimera battle.
The things I can do are definitely increasing, I guess it means that I can do more than just this, and I just still haven’t thought about all the possibilities.
That said, it’s not like I’ve become able to do anything that I want.
I can’t turn grass into stone, and I still can’t create something out of nothing.
If I could do that, I won’t have to worry about things like “I don’t have the ingredients!”, but the reality is not so easy.
“To remove the shackles, heh… Uru, do you have any ideas?”
“Well? From my point of view, I think that everything that Rion often does are eccentric things.”
How could it be….
I’m a person with common sense.……It might be strange to say that myself, but I don’t think I’ve done that much, probably.
There are quite a few times when I made an alchemy experiment with a random combination and it ended exploding, But in a sense, that’s a classic result…
Or maybe she didn’t like the fact that I tried to make a wooden carving doll with her as model to gain crafting skill experience and failed…? But that was a tough one. I should have started with easier to make models like animals.
“Well, it’s not something that can be done overnight. Isn’t it enough to just try it when you come up with something? ”
“… I wonder if that’s the case.”
Ideas may come to mind as time goes by, and external stimuli may make things easier. Let’s think about it in long term.
“Well… Are you ready for our next trip?”
“Umu. If there’s anything I can do, feel free to tell me.”
She said that is in the deeps of the forest.
Ah, I picked up a little bit of iron in the dungeon. I used it to make a frying pan, a pot and a kitchen knife, but it should be a little of it left, so first let’s combine it with a magic stone to make a compass.
After that, the insect repellent is also very important, I still have a surplus of antidotes from the previous battle and――
After making all the preparations we could think of, we set out for the forest.
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