First Outer World Story Series: The Black Mist that Devours - Chapter 35
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
I can’t speak. Thanks to Ichiko nee-chan and Kurokiri nii-chan, my wounds inflicted by that doucheb*g have healed, but I have lost my voice.
Kurokiri nii-chan told me that this is a matter of my heart. Someday I want to talk to him properly, not with a pen and paper…
And so, here we were at the hospital today with Ichiko arriving to heal a patient at the request of Kurokiri. I was Ichiko’s bodyguard.
“Please have a proper doctor examine her to see if she’s really cured, including follow-up.”
The lady Ichiko had saved was grasping Ichiko’s hand, her cheeks reddening.
[That’s the thing. It is because she is the one who performed a miracle, saving a life that should have been unsalvageable in the eyes of the bystanders.
And since Ichiko looks like she has small breasts, but they’re just below the top, maybe I can reach them myself if I try hard enough… but that’s a matter for men, right?
At any rate, Ichiko has been overshadowed by Ryo so far, but it wouldn’t be out of the question if one or two guys or girls fell in love with Ichiko when she is on her own.]
Oh, you were watching, Kurokiri nii-chan.
“Well then, please excuse me. Let’s go, Izumi.”
As Ichiko left, I followed suit.
For now, if that lady attempts to do something strange to Ichiko nee-chan, I will stop her.
Hahaha… kukukuku… ahahahaha!
At the same time. In the Demon King’s room of “White Mist and Black Swamp Forest”, I was breaking out into a peal of brilliant three-stage laughter[i].
Eh? What’s the reason? Well, that would be due to the fact that Ichiko has fallen so spectacularly. Regardless of what she said with her mouth or how she deceived herself in her mind, the unchangeable reality remains that Ichiko created “Kirijin” not only by the momentum but also by her own will!
Therefore, to further progress the level of her fall, shall I proceed to the super whispering time?
“Good work, Ichiko.”
[! So it’s you, Kurokiri… What do you want?]
“I just came to express my appreciation for your hard work.”
Ichiko arched an eyebrow.
”You should be proud of yourself. It was thanks to your utilization of ≪The Lord Will Exercise His Power in My Path≫ that she was saved. She was afflicted with a fatal disease that no amount of medical technology could heal. Well, consequently she had to cease to be a human being though…”
[But that’s because Kurokiri you…]
“Yes. I was an accomplice too. But, consider this. Although it is true that if I had not used the ≪Monster Create≫ or if she had refused to become a kin, I would have been unable to heal her. In the end, the ultimate decision rested on your hands, you know… I mean, if you had not invoked ≪The Lord Will Exercise His Power in My Path≫, I would not have succeeded in making her my kin.”
Ichiko’s voice was wavering.
Yeah. I’m getting excited.
“I am not wrong. This is the truth. And you have made your choice. The choice to ‘turn someone into a monster to save their life’…”
“Now, what would your esteemed Lady Ryo be thinking if she were to find out about the relationship Ichiko and I have now? Shall I tell her?”
Of course, he was kidding for it would be more fascinating if she found out on her own.
[W-Wait, you can’t do that…]
“I know. I’m joking. So keep up the good work, okay?”
[…I know… I understand so…]
Well, now that I’ve tormented you thoroughly, let’s clear away the mist.
“Haha, if it comes to it, I’ll protect you just like I did in ‘Ogre’s Fortress’. Besides…”
“I’m in the affirmative about whatever choice you make.”
Oh, you are trembling.
After all, I do have to behave myself in the manner of a Demon King from time to time. This is so pleasurable.
“Then, I’m disconnecting. Thanks for your efforts, Ichiko.”
Several weeks later.
“I can’t say it’s entirely far-fetched…”
Recently, there has been a rumor circulating in the country that if you become a “Kirijin,” you can be spared from any severe illness or fatal injury that was beyond saving. When I asked Kurokiri about the source of the rumor and whether it is true or not, he brushed it off. Then it was only a matter of conducting my own investigation.
So, according to the rumor, two girls were said to show up and turned people into Kirijin; there was a girl who called herself the “Mist King’s Representative” and a girl who was her bodyguard.
By investigating these two, the veracity of the rumor will be ascertained.
And is that Ichiko? Why is she in the hospital? And that patient over there… no way!
It was then that I caught sight of it.
I witnessed the appearance of that abominable magic circle by Ichiko’s hand.
A human being who should have been on the edge of death a few moments ago became cloaked in a mist with an evidently healthy look on their countenance.
And the scene of Ichiko smiling and rejoicing at the birth of a new kin was all observed by me.
[i] Three-stage laughter is three different sounds of laughing in Japanese, “Kukuku,” “Hahaha,” Fuhahaha,” used by villain in the series. But there aren’t really such onomatopoeia in English for those so I’ll just use haha or ahahaha for replacement.
Check out other Outer World Story series in order: Outer World Story: The Black Mist that Devours (First series), Outer World Story: Pumpkin Sorcerer (Third series), Outer World Story: Basilisk of Ice Sculpture (Fourth series)
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