(Fanfic) Gifting the wonderful world with blessings! Volume 7 Interlude & Epilogue

Interlude: The devils sneer in the late hours of the night

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Translator: Skythewood
Editors: Darkdhaos, Deus ex-Machina

“Ahh… Damn it! Damn it! Damn it ahhh!”

 

In the hidden cellar beneath my bed room.

 

I vented all my rage on the sloppily dressed devil.

 

Kicking the broken devil Max that couldn’t even fulfill a single wish again and again.

 

“Yee— Yee— Yee— “

 

The devil made strange noises when he was kicked, and squatted with his head in his arms.

 

How long had it been since I summoned this low level devil with the divine relic?

 

Normally, I will find it easier to get along after spending so much time together with someone. However, I still couldn’t get use to him.

 

“It’s all because of you! If you are a more reliable devil! My Lalatina won’t be snatched away right there! Is your power to manipulate events so limited!? Trash! Trash! You trash!”

 

“Yee— Yee— Yee— My devil powers would be weakened in a church. More important of all, someone seemed to have broken the curse, Alderp.”

 

Max maintained his position of squatting and hugging his head and said something unexpected nonchalantly.

 

“The curse is broken!? Why you! Can’t you even curse a mere human to death!?”

 

I roared as I kicked hard at Max.

 

This fellow with a terrible memory even forgot that he didn’t receive any price in return. I only used him for so long because I didn’t need to offer him anything… Was it time to throw him away?

 

However, I still need his powers to wipe the slate of what happened clean.

 

After all, what I said to Lalatina before the influential nobles and people in town was inappropriate.

 

In the heat of the moment, I used foul language on Lalatina whose peerage was far higher than mine.

 

But that was fine too, I could execute that damn brat who barged into the ceremony openly now.

 

Lalatina might offer herself in order to save him.

 

“Max! By tomorrow morning, change the memories of everyone who attended the ceremony, as well as those who heard what I said to my advantage, and settle everything! Understand!?”

 

I thought about what to do tomorrow as I said this and left the dim cellar…

 

“Yee— Yee— …Can’t do it, Alderp, I am not that powerful.”

 

His words made me stop.

 

… Can’t do it?

 

This broken devil had never went against my words.

 

No matter what I wanted, or how I wish to twist the facts, he had never said that it was impossible.

 

This was the first time he said that.

 

“… Can’t do it? I am aware of the fact that you are a low class devil. After all, you were summoned by that divine relic randomly… However, you don’t have the right to reject me. Do it! I don’t know what you can or cannot do, just get it done! Is there too many people? Isn’t memory manipulation your strongest suit!? Do it now!”

 

Despite that…

 

“Can’t do it. There is a light… Yee— The strong light that dismissed the spell is in my way, I really can’t do it.”

 

When I hear the devil’s negative response, my wrath got to my head.

 

“Enough you useless devil! I will undo the contract with you and summon a more powerful devil! This is my last order! Bring Lalatina to me…! Use your power to manipulate events and bring Lalatina over right now! Then I will then pay all the outstanding price!”

 

Max reacted to this.

 

“Price? You want to pay the price?”

 

“It’s true. I’m serious. You are too stupid, that’s why you forgot that I have paid the price multiple times already. I will pay it properly this time. Go, Bring Lalatina to me.”

 

I faked a friendly tone and said to the devil without the ability to retain memories. I already conned him plenty of times.

 

… At this moment.

 

“Is the lord of the territory here? It’s me. I am here to apologize for what happened today, can you grant me an audience…?”

 

Someone knocked on the door to the cellar. No one should know about the existence of this room.

 

Why at this hour, why she know about this cellar, all these didn’t matter!

 

I would never mistake this voice…!

 

“Lalatina! Is that Lalatina!? Alright, great job Max! Splendid! You did amazingly! I don’t know how you did it, but I will fulfill my promise and pay the price! The contract is undone! You are free! Oh, Lalatina, I am opening the door now!”

 

“I didn’t do anything, yee, yee! You want to pay the price? Undo the contract?”

 

I ignored Max who was mumbling about something and opened the cellar’s door.

 

The one who was looking down at me was without a doubt Lalatina.

 

And she was wearing a seductive negligee, with a warm smile she normally wouldn’t show. She descended down the cellar’s stairs slowly.

 

Her attire and smile conjured the darkest desires within me.

 

Lalatina said sweet and softly with an apologetic face:

 

“I am very sorry my lord… I will apologize for what happened earlier in the day… Please allow me to offer my body in exchange for the lives of my comrades…!”

 

I understood everything when I heard that.

 

Just as I expected, this woman was here to plead for mercy for her companions!

 

I couldn’t hold it in anymore!

 

The woman I had been after all these years was dressed like that before me.

 

I couldn’t wait for Lalatina to walk all the way down and was about to pounce on her…

 

Lalatina’s mouth opened in laughter as her figure distorted like a mirage.

 

Standing there was…

 

“Hahahaha! You think it is Lalatina? Too bad, it is moi! Oh, what an intense negative emotion! How delicious, delicious! Hahahaha!”

 

A masked man was standing there, dressed in a tuxedo similar to Max.

 

“!? W-Who are you? Who the hell are you!? This chilly feeling. Just like Max! Devil! You must be a devil!”

 

I pointed at the man before me who was probably a devil, and he sneered.

 

“Max! Kill this despicable devil right now!”

 

I screamed as I pointed at the masked devil.

 

To take the form of Lalatina I dreamed so much about, and feast on my feeling of disappointment and loss, how evil!

 

Ah, this disappointment as if I had fallen into a chasm!

 

I will never, never forgive him!

 

“…? Why must I kill my kin? Yee…? Hmm? Have I met you before?”

 

Max ignored my order and asked.

 

How many times had he defied me today?

 

What was with this devil, is he broken?

 

While I was thinking about that, the masked devil before me displayed perfect etiquette that would make a noble like me jealous, and bowed towards Max,

 

“This is the hundredth or thousandth times moi have introduced myself to thee. It’s the same this time— How do you do, Maxwell. Maxwell, manipulator of facts. Maxwell, twister of truth. Moi art the devil that can see through everything, Vanir. Devil that twists the truth, Maxwell, moi have come to receive thee!”

 

The broken devil wasn’t called Max, but Maxwell?

 

No, he said to receive him…?

 

“Vanir! Vanir! Why, why is your name so nostalgic!? Have we met before?”

 

“Hahahaha, thou always say that every time we meet! Thou art Maxwell! Thou came from another world without your memories, thou art moi kin! Let us be off, to the place thou ought to be, back to hell!

 

“W-Wait, hold up! He is my servant! Don’t decide on your own and take him away!”

 

I blurted out on reflex, but the devil named Vanir merely laughed.

 

“Servant? Thou art think Maxwell who art one of the dukes of hell like moi a servant of someone like you? Arrogant shorty who’s only strong point is your luck. Luck is really the only thing thou have going for thee. It just so happens the first devil you summoned is Maxwell, how fortunate.

If thou summoned any other devil, the moment the summoning succeeds, thou would be torn to shreds if thee didn’t pay the price! However, your luck is really good! The ignorant Maxwell! Powerful, but as simple as a child! It is thanks to him that thou reach your current position, thou should repay him properly!”

 

I don’t know what he was talking about.

 

That Max I have been raising was a duke of hell?

 

No, I climbed to my current status by my own power.

 

That broken devil only contributed insignificantly.

 

I was confused by what Vanir pointed out, and the masked devil added on with a sneer.

 

“Also, before moi appeared, you said this to Maxwell… ‘I will fulfill my promise and pay the price! The contract is undone! You are free!’”

 

I realized I messed up.

 

I thought Max used his powers to bring Lalatina to this place.

 

In a moment of excitement, I said all that.

 

… So this was the devil that claimed he could see through everything.

 

He knew this would happen and chose this moment to come here.

 

And he seemed to have seen through what I was thinking at the very moment.

 

“Yes, the contract between thou and Maxwell is the problem. Ara, thou really made moi went round in circles.”

 

… Round in circles?

 

“S-S-So you… you, could it be!?”

 

“Yes, just as you imagined! Moi created the opportunity for that brat to pay off the debt, and told him about thee! Hahahaha! This, this is great, magnificent negative emotions! Delicious, how delicious!”

 

I clenched my trembling fists.

 

“You dare! You dare do such a thing…! If you just wanted this broken devil, just tell me straight! If you reveal your identity, I would have given him to you from the start! You won’t need to involve the entire city, and make me lose face before everyone…!”

 

That’s right, if I knew there was a devil that could see through so much, I won’t do something so daring…!

 

The devil faced me,

 

And said something ridiculous nonchalantly.

 

“How interesting! Hahaha, a good show, what a good show! Even that goddess is dancing on the palm of moi hand this time! When that delinquent devil participated in the ceremony, she had to ask for moi assistance to incubate the egg. She let me taste the negative emotions of absolute shame! Tormented by thy lust, thy love finally blossomed! But the moment thou achieve thy goal, the bride was snatched away! Thy negative emotions in that moment! It was so delicious that moi would have no regrets if moi was to be vanquished at that moment!”

 

What is he saying, what is this devil saying!?

 

“Well then, Sir Landlord. Moi have no further business with thee. Moi will take Maxwell back to hell, and moi will continue to work harder under that crazy shop owner.”

 

Seem that this devil was planning to leave with Max.

 

It couldn’t be helped, I didn’t know Max was such a powerful devil, but there will be a way even if he leaves.

 

However, what should I do tomorrow?

 

I won’t be able to wipe away the evidence of my wrongdoing from now on.

 

As I was troubled over this.

 

“Yee! Yee! Vanir! Vanir! Before I go back, I have to let Alderp pay the price! He said he wants to pay the price!”

 

The excited Max made a whistling sound like a flute and said happily.

 

Shit, I think I did say that.

 

“I get it I get it, the price huh. I will pay so hurry up…”

 

And go back. Before I could finish.

 

A dull crack reverberated in the dim cellar.

 

I realized it was the sound of my arms snapping…

 

“… Huh, ah, ahhhhhhh!?”

 

Was after I saw Max holding my broken arms.

 

“Yee!? Yee—!It hurts, it hurts ahhhh!?

 

I screamed as my broken arms remained tightly in his grip.

 

“Alderp! Alderp!! Your screams are great, Alderp! Yee—Yee— !

 

The broken devil was still saying nonsense.

 

“What are you doing!? Release me Max! Stop! It hurts, stop!”

 

When he heard my cries, the devil that I had been with so long showed an expression for the first time.

 

The face that was as expressionless as its mask twisted, turning into a smile from the bottom of his heart.

 

Vanir then said:

 

“Hahaha! Maxwell, thou can continue with this in hell. This man owes thee a huge price. Just bring this man back to hell and let him pay back slowly.”

 

Even though my senses turned vague because of the pain, I heard something that couldn’t be taken lightly.

 

“The price thou need to pay for the service of Maxwell will be in accordance with the time stipulated in the contract, during which thou shall continuously release the negative emotions Maxwell likes… Yes, thou worked Maxwell really hard and led a really depraved life… Thou probably couldn’t clear the debt before the end of your lifespan.”

 

The masked devil’s words sent a chill down my back.

 

Even the pain in my arm was thrown to the back of my mind as I tried my best to bargain with the devil.

 

“I, I got it! It was wrong of me to work you so hard! How about this, first, my massive—”

 

“Thy wealth huh. When Maxwell returns to hell, all thy wrongdoings will be exposed, and all thy assets will be confiscated and managed by House Dustiness… After that, it would be returned to that guy who was regretting in his home, complaining that ‘I shouldn’t have cockily thrown all my money away, I should mercilessly make that woman pay me back with her body’, as well as the town and kingdom. Vanir the devil that can see through everything declares that thou art penniless.”

 

When I heard that, my teeth chattered and I almost fainted.

 

All the money I accumulated…!

 

“In….”

 

“In that case, ‘pick as many people as you like in this mansion in place of me’, right? Unfortunately, the obligation of payment must be done by the contractee! …Oh, this is a negative emotion that is hard to come by, but despair is not to moi taste. That’s what Maxwell prefers though.”

 

After hearing that, I finally stopped the quivering of my body.

 

“M-M-Max… Max…! I-I did many cruel things to you… Cruel things. But, please, can you save me? Spare me Max, I don’t really hate you…! It’s true! Please, Max!”

 

Vanir merely snickered as he listened to me, and didn’t correct my lies for some reason.

 

Max released his hold onto my arms.

 

I collapsed onto the ground.

 

With a glimmer of hope because of his action, I looked up at Max uneasily.

 

He was smiling happily.

 

An innocent and pure smile.

 

This devil that had always been expressionless showed a smile as pure as a child.

 

“Alderp! Alderp! Me too! I like you too, Alderp!”

 

Vanir continued to snicker as he watched me, and I didn’t know what was wrong.

 

The broken devil I have known for such a long time continued shouting excitedly with a flushed face.

 

“Alderp! Alderp! I like you Alderp! Stay by my side in hell, Alderp! I want to enjoy your despair forever, Alderp!”

 

Oh, I see now.

 

So the reason why I couldn’t bring myself to like this devil was this.

 

I was terrified from the bottom of my heart, terrified of the hidden nature of this devil.

 

With the smiling devil before me, I couldn’t stand the fear anymore.

 

— Oh, my god.

 

“Oh, the feelings are mutual, Alderp. Maxwell is the type who likes to go above and beyond, he will definitely toy with you all day and night! Hahaha! Hahahaha!”

 

God, please let this broken devil lose his interest in me and grant me a quick death… With the laughter of the devil in my ears, I prayed to god for the first time in my life.

 

“I will cherish you Alderp! Unlike the girls you abandoned after abducting them, I will take care not to break you! Yee—Yee—Yee—Yee—!!”

 

Epilogue 1 — Welcome back!—

 

The next morning after we snatched Darkness away.

 

“The landlord is missing?”

 

When Darkness who came over to my mansion to report this, I thought I misheard that.

 

Why did that old man who kept crying Lalatina, Lalatina, disappeared?

 

“Yes, the servants couldn’t find him anywhere.”

 

I was baffled by what Darkness said.

 

I thought the landlord would lay siege on our mansion with his private army first thing in the morning, and made preparations.

 

“For some reason, plenty of evidence indicting the landlord’s wrongdoings turned up. The one who gave Princess Iris the body swapping divine relic was him too. Some say the landlord couldn’t hide his evil deeds anymore and fled in the night.”

 

— I see.

 

“… And so, there is no need to flee anymore, put down your bags.”

 

I heeded the judgement of Darkness and took my backpack off.

 

Megumin and Aqua behind me put their luggage down too.

 

I was planning to find a faraway land to spend time as a farmer before the dust settles.

 

“Forget it, this is great too… What’s the matter Darkness, come in.”

 

I rushed Darkness who was standing at the entrance and refusing to move… But she remained stubborn with an expressionless face.

 

“What is it, Darkness? Something happened?”

 

Megumin asked and Aqua shouted “Ah!”

 

“That’s right, Megumin wasn’t in the church from the start, so you don’t know! Listen! Darkness was bought by Kazuma! Kazuma shouldered Darkness’ debt and even said ‘You are mine now! Pay back my hard earned money with your body’…! Darkness was scared of what Kazuma might do and doesn’t dare to come in right?”

 

“… Hah?”

 

“Hey, let’s talk a little. Wrong, a lot of the details are wrong. No, your content is correct, but the fine details are off, the way you put it is terrible!”

 

With a red glow in her eyes, Megumin looked at me as if I was trash. Darkness shook her head.

 

“… No, that is not the issue. Kazuma did ask me to pay back with my body and called me a perverted crusader though…”

 

Ahh, Megumin has started chanting her spell.

 

Darkness suddenly lowered her head in a bow.

 

“Sorry. I troubled everyone because of my willfulness… Even I feel that I did something stupid. I hope everyone can forgive me…”

 

Aqua and Megumin rushed to Darkness’ side when they saw her like this.

 

“Let bygones be bygones, you are back safely after all. I don’t mind. Kazuma might have lost plenty of things, but this man has the habit of not wanting to work if he has money. This is just fine.”

 

“That’s right, or rather, if this didn’t happen, I won’t be able to visit Darkness’ house. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t have noticed that your father had been cursed! … That’s right, we need to find the criminal who cursed him! I suspect it was done by that masked devil. My clear eyes can’t be mistaken! Let’s teach him a lesson!”

 

Darkness stared right at me as the other two consoled her.

 

“I really owed Kazuma a huge favour this time. You abandoned everything and turned it into cash… It won’t be immediate, but the money Kazuma paid on my behalf will be returned by the kingdom in the future. When my father recovers, we will calculate the amount from the impounded property of the landlord. However…”

 

Darkness’ face turned gloomy.

 

“… However, the intellectual property you sold won’t come back. You mentioned that you were planning to live peacefully as a businessman, but now…”

 

It’s about that huh.

 

“Forget about that. I learned cooking too, setting up a small shop and making dishes from my country will earn me some pocket change… Huh, wait, the money will be returned to me?”

 

It sunk in suddenly and I asked with a serious face.

 

“Yes, it will be returned. The entire two billion used. The compensation for the landlord’s mansion and the cost of the damaged building will be reimbursed to you. After all, these are all money that arose in the process of protecting this town. It should have been borne by the landlord managing this land in the first place… But now that I think of it, why did I accept the proposal of the landlord and paid up… As if I was hit by hypnosis. Also, why are evidence of his wrongdoings popping up all over the place…?”

 

Darkness pointed out the illogical parts in confusion, but that wasn’t important.

 

It’s not important at all!

 

“Two… You say two billion…!?”

 

So I don’t need to work anymore for my entire life…!

 

… Hmm, wait. There are twenty four hours in a day, and that service is five thousand Eris for three hours.

 

With two billion, I could spend my entire life in a dream world that I desire…?

 

When I was thinking about that, Megumin and Aqua closed in on me.

 

“Kazuma today feels really… something— really handsome! Neh, Kazuma-san, I want an extravagant pet house for Emperor Zell!”

 

“That’s right he is really handsome, I always thought Kazuma is a handsome guy. By the way, I want a magic item that enhances magical powers.”

 

“Ara, you bunch of sluts who smelled green dough!… Darkness, what is it?”

 

Darkness remained unmoved at the entrance as she watched our interaction.

 

“Really, just let it go. You worked hard to cover for us all this while right? Although going that far by yourself yesterday was really maddening. But I am a little glad too. So let’s call it even. And the entire sum will be returned too. Let’s write off what happened yesterday, isn’t that good enough?”

 

To be honest, the money I will be getting back was so large, I didn’t really care about these trivial matters.

 

And I have been holed up in the house recently, so I want to book that service immediately, then find the most expensive hotel room in town and stay there for a week.

 

But Darkness became gloomy when she heard the term ‘write off’.

 

“Which means… what you said about buying me is void too?”

 

Darkness just finished saying that when Megumin and Aqua closed in on me and stared at my face from a close distance.

 

… S-Spare me.

 

“Of course it is void! That’s it, forget about everything that happened yesterday!”

 

Darkness became more depressed when she heard that.

 

… Hmm?

 

Could this be the roundabout way of Darkness’ love confession, hinting at me that she wants to be my ‘property’?

 

Ignoring my expectation, Darkness lowered her head as if she was about to cry.

 

“… And, about that letter… The letter about leaving the party…”

 

… Oh, I see, Darkness was planning to leave the team.

 

Since yesterday’s incident was void, the thing about her using her body to repay me would be void…

 

… What, my expectation was wasted. Really, such things…

 

“What are you talking about, Darkness is our important crusader, we will never let her go right?”

 

“Right, forget about that now. Darkness likes pretending to be retarded sometimes. Isn’t the only place you can be right here with us?”

 

… Damn it, they said it first.

 

But Darkness was poking her index fingers at each other in front of her chest, looking up at me with an uneasy gaze.

 

She wouldn’t relax unless I said it myself.

 

Before I could speak, Darkness already started.

 

“E-Erm! My only strong point is defence, I am a crusader who can’t even hit the enemy with my attacks… However… However, can I… Can I join your party again…?”

 

I smiled wryly at Darkness who wasn’t used to using formal speech.

 

“Of course… Welcome back.”

 

She answered—

 

“… I-I’m back!!”

 

With tears in her eyes, Darkness showed a relieved smile—

 

“… Neh, Kazuma, you still think it is a pity right? Letting Darkness pay you back with her body has some elements of lewdness right?”

 

Aqua who was the best at not reading the mood raised this point with a giggle.

 

What the hell was this girl saying.

 

“Speaking of which, you announced to everyone that Darkness is yours right? What is that? A confession of love? Like the time Yunyun says she want a baby, or when you got tamed by Iris easily in the capital, and now this. Why are you so easily won over? Even thought you tried to make a move on me when we were sleeping together in the Home of the Crimson Magic, you’re too frivolous. Be more serious about life.”

 

Megumin was displeased as she complained.

 

… What was she talking about?

 

Was this jealousy or what? You should make it clear.

 

Act like the girls in harem anime, and make it easier to understand.

 

… Darkness’ expression was turning strange.

 

She still looked uneasily, but her eyes shifts between me and Megumin who were acting as if we were having a lover’s spat.

 

“… B-By the way, when Kazuma broke into my house last time, I almost crossed the line with him…”

 

“Eeh!?”

 

Darkness revealed something unnecessary with an embarrassed face, making Aqua and Megumin yelp.

 

“H-Hey, don’t…. Don’t say it… That was just a failed attempt…”

 

Seeing my weak rebuke, Megumin and Aqua yelled again.

 

““Failed attempt?” x2

 

I dug my own grave.

 

“Neh, Kazuma, are you retarded? While Megumin and I were working hard to bring Darkness back, what were you thinking?”

 

“Kazuma, you didn’t go to bring Darkness back, but went there for a night raid!? Your stock value as a man has fallen into the abyss! Just what the hell were you doing!?”

 

What was with that, leaving the teasing of Megumin in the Home of the Crimson Magic aside, I didn’t do anything wrong this time.

 

Darkness became fidgety with an embarrassed face.

 

“Although I said night raid… But he only barge into my room late in the night, covered my mouth before I could scream and pushed me down onto the bed. Then pressed me down so I couldn’t resist with my other hand… During the intense struggle, my clothes tore opened and my stomach was toyed with.”

 

“Eh!?” x2

 

“Hey, wait! No, that did happen! But…!!”

 

“!?” x2

 

When she heard my protest, Megumin pulled away from me in a flash.

 

“I already know that Kazuma sees Darkness with lusty eyes, but to think you are actually a man who is fine with any woman. I thought Kazuma was a weakling but had an honest side. I thought you were somewhat serious at that time, but you just wanted to get laid huh. You can frolic with anyone in bed as long as it is a woman right, you trash!!”

 

I wish she could let me say my piece too, if this goes on, I will become the biggest trash of them all.

 

Before I could explain to Megumin, Aqua followed up with another attack…!

 

“That’s right, when I was sleeping beside Kazuma in the stables in the past, this beast keeps ogling my body!”

 

“That’s definitely impossible.”

 

“Why!?”

 

Pushing Aqua who was on the verge of tears and attempting to strangle me with one hand. Darkness was embarrassed, but was still snickering happily.

 

This woman, she just wanted to get back at me because of the failed night raid and me using her voice to bring up all sorts of matters.

 

As Darkness crossed her arms and snickered at me, watching me struggle helplessly—

 

“… You were the one who enticed me, asking if I want to become adults together…”

 

I chastised her softly.

 

“!!” x2

 

“T-T-That’s wrong!? I was thinking that since I was marrying the landlord, I might as well…!”

 

“You admitted! Darkness admitted that she started it! What a twist! …Well, I can read the mood too, so I will bring Emperor Zell’s egg to suntan in the park!”

 

“Darkness, you shameless slut! Acting all prim and proper like the female lead in a tragedy, but you are just flirting around, I was wrong to worry about you!”

 

“Wait…!? W-Wait a moment, stop!!”

 

Megumin poked Darkness’ cheek with the tip of her staff, and Darkness glared at me with resentment.

 

Seemed like she still want to go at it.

 

I held back Aqua who was trying to leave excitedly with an egg in her arms, and brought up something I didn’t want to point out before Darkness cools down.

 

“… Hey Aqua, a question. How does family registrar for marriage works in this country?”

 

I raised a different topic suddenly.

 

“Why are you asking that? First, on the morning of the ceremony, the couple will submit the family registering documents to the relevant authorities. In the afternoon, they will then hold the ce… re… mony…”

 

Aqua seemed to realize what I was trying to say.

 

Megumin whose expression turned stiff noticed too.

 

“…? What’s the problem?”

 

Only the unworldly noble lady couldn’t keep up.

 

Megumin was probably trying to console her.

 

“I-It’s common to see people who have divorced once nowadays, yup!”

 

Darkness finally noticed and raised her head in shock.

 

An aristocratic lady, a masochist, a virgin and a divorcee. Just how many traits does this girl want?

 

“Erm… How should this be interpreted? Darkness was abducted in the middle of the wedding. The next day, the groom had already ran away. Theoretically speaking, Darkness was abandoned by that old man.”

 

Aqua’s words that bore no ill will made Darkness tremble violently for a moment.

 

She then looked at me uneasily…

 

“Well… Family registry is just a trivial matter anyway. Don’t worry about it… DesertedWifeNess.”

 

Darkness turn and ran away bawling.

 

<TL: try googling Batsuichi (バツイチ)>

 

Epilogue 2 — Chris and Eris—

 

“— That’s what happened. Darkness then shut herself in her father’s home and refused to come out. I need to plan a one man infiltration again.”

 

This was an elegant cafe in the downtown area of Axel.

 

It was a secluded shop, and there weren’t any other customers except for us.

 

“You are mean as usual. Don’t bully Darkness too much okay? She might look strong, but is actually very delicate alright?”

 

“I know, I know. Speaking of which, what have you been doing, Chris? You sure took a long time to return from the capital.

 

I was recounting the commotion that transpired to Chris who has returned from the capital.

 

Chris scratched the scar on her cheek troublingly.

 

“Ara— I was busy with some other things. I was in the vicinity of Axel recently, but was called to go to some other place. I finally came back after settling my backlogs.”

 

She then lay on the table and stretched her back lazily.

 

“Called? By who? The thief guild or something?”

 

“Eh, well, there are all sorts of things to settle after people die right?”

 

“… You are part timing in a funeral house?”

 

Chris didn’t answer and simply sighed deeply.

 

“To think that the divine relic was in the landlord’s mansion… When I infiltrated the landlord’s villa the other time, I was confused by the divine relic Aqua-san was holding—”

 

A while ago, I searched for two divine relics in the capital together with Chris.

 

The last one was found in the basement of the landlord’s mansion.

 

Chris retrieved it the moment she returned to town.

 

The effect of the relic was to summon a random monster and control it.

 

What was the landlord planning to do with it?

 

After listening to my explanation, Chris drank the coffee that had cooled in one go.

 

“Anyway, it ended well this time. Thank you for saving Darkness, Assistant-kun.”

 

“It was my pleasure, Big Boss.”

 

We smiled at each other.

 

“Sigh… I still need to retrieve the other divine relics… Hey Assistant-kun, you…”

 

“Just to be clear, I am a busy man.”

 

After my pre-emptive rejection, Chris puffed her cheeks and glared at me.

 

“The remuneration…”

 

“I don’t need money.”

 

Chris scratched the scar on her cheek a little troubled.

 

“It can’t be helped then. I will look for you for help when the time comes, okay?”

 

She then stood up with a gentle smile… Hmm?

 

Her smile just now and the way she scratch her cheeks felt a little off.

 

Or rather, I saw that somewhere recently…

 

I had been bothered by this for a while now.

 

Chris will call Darkness and Megumin by name, but will add a ‘-san’ when addressing Aqua.

 

More importantly, her name resembles that other person.

 

So does her hair and the colour of her eyes.

 

On the other hand, that person address Aqua as sempai, and add a ‘-san’ to Megumin.

 

But she addressed Darkness directly by name.

 

Maybe to her, Darkness was a close friend.

 

— Driven by the urge of doing mischief,

 

I stood up and said to Chris who was waving goodbye to me:

 

“By the way, Eris-sama. Where did you take the divine relic you retrieved from the landlord?”

 

“Oh, that one? I cast a seal onto it and dumped it into the lake where the Hydra was resting eternally…”

 

Chris…

 

— No, the goddess Eris.

 

With a gentle smile on her face as usual, she stood before me stiffly.

 

Amazon Special bonus story— Make a show of gratitude every now and then

 

『Oh! It might be summer, but this attire is too sexy. Are you trying to seduce me?』

 

The first thing I said after returning to the mansion made Darkness who was walking around in a skimpy attire freeze.

 

“Hey hey, what are you saying!? Talking about the moment you come back… The weather is too hot so it can’t be helped, I’m not trying to seduce you…!

 

『You might be saying that, but you are actually looking forward to it a little right?』

 

“!? What!? What’s wrong with you today?

 

After hearing our exchange, the jaws of Megumin who was playing a board game with Aqua dropped.

 

“What is happening all of a sudden. Kazuma might sexually harass others frequently, but that’s too straightforward today.

 

I took a glance at Megumin.

 

『Megumin is wearing a one piece today huh. Megumin has a boyish personality should go all out and just go naked.』

 

“What’s wrong with this guy!? Saying all that nonsense out of the blue!?”

 

Megumin said in a panic while Aqua sat before her with her arm crossed and nodded.

 

『No, actually…』

 

“— A magic item that reveal your thoughts?” x2

 

『That’s right. Wiz asked me to test out this new magic item. When Wiz who was dressed skimpily in the summer asked me with upturned eyes, I accepted it happily.』

 

That’s how it was.

 

On my head right now was a hat handed to me by Wiz.

 

“E-Erm, I wasn’t asking why you accepted… No, that was just your thoughts leaking out. But why did Wiz make such a magic item…?

 

『It was developed with the idea of realizing conversations with monsters and animals. By the way, Wiz wanted to test it out on animals. I think she mentioned about taking it to a beef farmer she knew for testing.』

 

“Why didn’t you stop Wiz, wouldn’t that make it hard for the cow farmer to work!?”

 

I looked at Aqua who didn’t move as she said that while sitting before the board game.

 

I then took off the hat and place it on Aqua’s head.

 

『What should I do. If I move the piece here, Megumin with her twisted personality will definitely target it. What should I do? Betting a side dish on one match is a bad idea. If this goes on, I can only eat condiments with rice tonight. I should have used rock scissors paper to decide the match. Like what happened just now, I just need to cast blessing magic to settle it.』

 

When the voice of Aqua came out from the top of her head, Megumin pounced on Aqua straight away.

 

“Hey, what are you doing Megumin!? The board is a mess now! The match is void now right!? There isn’t enough time for another match, so let’s settle this with rock scissors paper!!”

 

『That surprised me, but this is a good chance! Did the weather got to her? It’s great that Megumin is as impatient as Darkness!”』

 

“So that’s how you think of me!? I am an arch wizard known for being cool and collect, not like Darkness at all!!”

 

“Wait, I don’t think I am that impatient…! And what do the both of you think about me usually!?”

 

I gently remove the hat from Aqua and put it on.

 

『That’s how this magic item works… Oh, the big tits girl is still looking at me suspiciously. You wear it for a change then.』

 

“B-Big tits girl!? Is that how you call me in your mind!? S-Stop! I don’t want to wear this thing, wear it yourself if you want!”

 

『Tch, I was planning to ask how many times you masturbate a day after you put it on.』

 

“A-An aristocratic lady won’t do something as shameless as masturbation! Ah, stop! Really, I’m not lying! I’m not lying, so don’t force the hat onto me!!”

 

After seeing Darkness’ reaction, Megumin sighed.

 

“Really… I think it would be better if this magic item is not developed. Kazuma, take it off. Just tell Wiz what I said.”

 

“It can’t be helped. Forget it then. I was showered in cold glares by women on my way home too. I won’t dare go near the vicinity for the time being.”

 

“What were you thinking on your entire way here? Were there any police patrolling the area?”

 

I took off the hat, stretched my back lazily and walked to the kitchen.

 

“By the way Aqua, the rock scissors paper just now is void. To actually cast blessing spell secretly, don’t be too rampant with your cheating. Together with all the match we had prior to this, let’s have another proper match!”

 

“W-Why do you know!? No, you are just pulling a fast one, where is the evidence! Right, show the evidence that I actually used magic secretly!”

 

“Give it up, Aqua. Your dinner tonight will be rice with condiments.”

 

“Why—!”

 

While listening to the commotion in the living room, I placed the hat on top of the wine bottle on the table as I prepare to make dinner…

 

『Thank you for tending to my tomb and telling me adventuring stories all this while.』

 

I turned and looked at the hat in surprise because of the sudden voice.

 

“What was that? … My imagination? No, I heard it pretty clearly…”

 

At this moment, Aqua’s cries came from the living room.

 

“Kazuma-san, Kazuma-san—!! The two of them are so mean! Neh, please make more dinner tonight!”

 

… They were really troublesome.

 

I made an extra dish—

 

End of Volume 7: 110 million Bride
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  • Agung Trianto

    First ‘3’ /
    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Khuzayma

    Thanks.

  • Kanata Yuuki

    Thanks for the chapter!!!
    so with this chapter
    volume 7 complete right?

    • crx07

      yeah

    • crx07

      yeah.

  • Anon

    Oh boy, I can’t wait for the ensuing drama that’ll happen when Viz embarrasses themselves when they find out they’ve been publishing fanfictions this whole time.

  • Vlad

    Thanks forthe chapter!

  • Moe_Ronn

    Much thanks.

  • TamaSaga

    Wiz didn’t show up in this arc! Vanir! Let her out!

  • happinezz

    Is any one gonna make a pdf (if possible with illustrations)

  • H-sama

    “..Use your power to manipulate events and bring Lalatina over right now! Than I will then pay all the outstanding price!”

    Isn’t the ‘Than’ supposed to be ‘Then,..’ ?
    Or just erase the ‘than’ instead..

    On a note, that first part of the epilogue is dark..didn’t expect that one.
    And it’s been a while since that mansion’s ghost girl made an appearance..

    • Skythewood

      Thanks, amended.

  • QainanM

    Thanks for the chapter…

    so Maxwel is Sadist Devil huh…

    • Ilídio Magalhães

      What a shame. He could have made Darkness truly happy!

      • Rei

        She’s only giving off her M side when she’s with kazuma & party (and other adventurers), I don’t think other noble or even eris know she’s an M

        • quigonkenny

          Eris knows. I believe either she or Chris (can’t remember which) obliquely hinted at her odd nature back when she thanked Kazuma for putting up with her.

      • Pablo Jiang

        Ilídio Magalhães you are wrong, Maxwell want despair not joy of pleasure, so Darkness is a no no

  • GitahMuttan

    A pretty solid volume. Funny and enjoyable as always. Alderp deserves it. Have fun in hell.

    Kazuma finally cracked the Chris mystery. Took him long enough lol.

  • crx07

    Will there be chapter 8 next week?

    • Skythewood

      Are you one of those weird people that keep referring to volumes as chapters?

      • crx07

        Sorry my bad. Actually, when I was writing this comment, I was thinking that people who say “chapter” when it is actually “volume” are wrong and stupid. And I accidentally become the victim of my own ranting.

      • crx07

        Sorry my bad. While I was writing that comment, I thought I am writing “volume” and I didn’t bother to recheck. Maybe I’m influenced by people who say “chapter” on the comments section.

  • Ilídio Magalhães

    Great volume. Probably the best from a storytelling POV. All main characters showed a different side of them. To actually see Eris to be caught off-guard so easily was ingenious. Two questions arose from thsi chapter. First, who does Vanir really serve or at least, why did he become a servant of the Demon King when he’s a Duke in Hell? I assume that the Demon King is human and actually japanese, per the original WN. Second, are the sealed relics truly done and dusted? Eris claims to have sealed one but just put it into a lake and didn’t take it to heaven. What are the odds of some very powerful individual (or group) or a stupid goddess undo the seal and make the relics usable again? It could be nothing, but it could turn out to be a source of deus ex machinas in the future.
    All in all, thanks for the good work Sky, Darkdhaos, Deus ex-Machina and whoever worked in this fic. Keep this up! I look forward reading about the aftermath of that revelation at the end. What will happen now that’s been revealed (to one person) that their goddess walks among them? And what the goddess of party tricks do about it?

    • quigonkenny

      My guess is he was pressed into the service of the Demon King much like Max was with Alderp. After all, if he was serving the Demon King out of any sense of obligation, like he would be if the Demon King was actually some kind of demonic aristocracy, he wouldn’t have so gleefully gone off his own after the party removed him from his “Demon General” position.

      And Max is the one who is a duke of Hell. Vanir’s position, if any, is indeterminate. My guess is he’s powerful, but not very highly placed, or else Aqua wouldn’t give him so much trouble.

      • Ilídio Magalhães

        I got the impression that they had the same rank. Aqua should be able to deal with any demon or undead, IMO. She’s as strong as she can be, as her powers were lowered to fit the world. My interpretation is that can use the most power that the mechanics of this new world allows. We don’t know the hierarchies of both Hell and Heaven and if their power levels are equivalent at all, but I would rate a Goddess higher than a Demon Duke.

      • Justian Pujanto

        I think vanir has same rank as 72 pillar demon of hell

    • Chaos

      One only Question, WHERE THE **** Can I find the WN? I’ve been looking for them, and no results, I don’t care if they’re not translated (I won’t understand, but at least I can tell a friend to tell me a summary) And well, the “demon King” as per the name implies should be a Demon, but having in considaration that Maxwell is “DUKE” in hell (which said position was not actually well explain, which could mean that is a duke in hell UNDER THE rule of the “demon king” OR could be a duke on a “hell” ruled be Lucifer, or any other high level demn like beelzebub, or whatever, you know guys what I mean) this could mean that there are higher positions, and definitely more “dukes” which put on the store more possible enemies and allies, and also implies the existence of not only heaven as we already know since 1st chapter of the 1st volume, but also positions in heaven, given the fact that until now they’ve only implied that Aqua is the “Sempai” of Eris, but as for their positions, is both of them being Goddess, so, if there are dukes in hell, would there be angels, archangels, querubims, or any other onn heaven? and well, more importantly, the hell? Trashuma already had a full one way confession from Megumin, and also had a implicit confession from Darkness and afterwards a direct sign of her feelings towards him straighforward, and now what? does he has any actual feelings (taking out what Vanir says regarding them having feelings for each other, but too afraid to cross the line) I mean, If we take what Vanir said for granted and consider he still have the feelings (which it’s obvious), does he has it for megumin too? how this will developt? will he end Up with Eris? :V XD oh well, the laughts never ends with this Fic

      • Ilídio Magalhães

        IDK. I only read about it on its animesuki’s LN thread. Some very nice people post info about it, here and there. SPOILER for WN posted on animesuki: The demon king, as one could expect is also a Japanese. How he got there in the first place IDK, but going by the flow of the story, it must have been Aqua’s fault. Also, at the end of WN, Kazuma loses his body and both Eris and Aqua revive him and give him another one. Then, they join the others in the fantasy world and (my interpretation) and keep on adventuring with the others- it turns out that there are several “Demon Kings”. At the open end finale, Aqua decides to follow Kazuma everywhere and Eris points out that both of them are too blind to their feelings. In fact, Kazuma doesn’t get any girl! It’s truly an open end but it had to be. The WN ended suddenly because the author got professional contract to do the LN but she (I think it’s a she) was considerate enough to finish the WN. The LN is already bigger than the WN and many things could be changed from the WN. I’m sorry, but I don’t the answers to your very pertinent question. I don’t where Sky plans to go with this fic and my knowledge of the WN (and LN for that matter) is limited. It’s rare for a LN to follow a WN faithfully and even rarer for a Fic to not diverge at some point. Both LN and Fic might take cues from the WN, but that’s all. Each one of the three is it’s story. I’m sorry man, but you will have to find your answers elsewhere.

      • quigonkenny

        Please note that a “Demon King”, or Maoh, is often used as a generic term for “number one leader of evil inhuman race/army”, without any guarantee of actual aristocratic hierarchy in Hell, or even any explicit relation to devils or demons (especially when the setting’s Hell and devils/demons have a more Western feel, as in this series). Ainz from Overlord, for instance, would definitely qualify as a Maoh, even though he is “merely” a lich.

  • Bloodraven

    Thanks for the chapter .

  • crx07

    Vanir could just have visited Alderp before the wedding and told Aqua about the curse cast to Darkness’ father. But because he is a devil, he made a gain out of the situation. He did it after the wedding failed. He is really a cunning devil.
    Vanir gained Kazuma’s IP rights, Alderp’s negative emotions, and pride in making a goddess dance to the palm of his hand. (and maybe Aqua’s negative emotions if she can emit one.) What he lost is only less than 2 billion eris. Since he can easily get his the money back from using the IP rights he bought from Kazuma, it is really a great gain.
    Kazuma is really lucky since he is not directly hit by Vanir’s horns. Even though he sold his IP rights, he got his 2B eris back. Vanir having about 2B eris is still a mystery

    • nonameneeded

      i think vanir is just being rational about everything. He gets something in return for his help, puts kazuma in the starlight of the event and harrass aqua through her incompetence for unable to solve the problem since theyre in actuality are enemies but in the end he got the job done, saving darkness and punish the landlord alderp
      Vanir is the mvp with everything in between

      • Pablo Jiang

        Thee art right!!!!!

  • dark_heero00

    aww yisssssss, i thought will be divided into 2 parts but it’s not!! thank you sky-sama!!! and as always.. Vanir is the best!

  • Tiago Rodrigues

    That first part was *fairly* creepy. I certainly would like to sic Aqua onto Vanir for a bit just on general principle.

    Also, wouldn’t these developments mean that Darkness is the formal ruler of Axel town? At least, until the Kingdom strips her of the position as a punishment for her ex-husband… although, if I were Iris-sama, I’d just leave the town with her, since she is a capable (?) and even-handed (??) noble girl.

    • 漏流乃 嵐丸

      Iris isn’t a ruler. She isn’t even the first in line to the throne.

  • wasabii

    Thank you so much for the translation! Man what a ride this volume was.

  • EpicName

    Can anyone explain why the title is 110 million brides?

    • H-sama

      due to Darkness being bought by Kazuma (the money used is more than that though)…
      ..and an addition to an internet meme, which is somewhat explained by the u-tube link at the end of the chapter

  • Peter Lockheart

    lol busted ! xD

  • AnimeKnowAll

    For once they wasn’t a “to be continued” ending. Truly satisfying and happy ending. All PRAISE THE SKY!!!

  • Puro

    Is yunyun part of kazuma’s harem? I want her to join their party (╯︵╰,)

    • Khuzayma

      Yunyun is part of Megumin’s harem(?

      • Kevin Schwarz

        That makes her part of Kazuma’s harem then, since Megumin belongs to Kazuma’s harem 100% now.

  • Takanomi

    Looks like author hasn’t forgotten about ghost girl from volume 2.

  • Rabbit

    A minor mistake: “Oh, that one? I cast a seal onto it and dump it into the lake where the Hydra was resting eternally…”
    should be edited to :“Oh, that one? I cast a seal onto it and dumped it into the lake where the Hydra was resting eternally…”
    Thanks for the story!

    • Skythewood

      Thanks, amended

  • GitahMuttan

    http://ln-news.com/archives/35149/post-35149/

    For those interested, there was a recent interview with the LN’s author and she talked about the new Vanir spin off plus interesting stuff especially about Aqua and Megumin related plot points. Not sure though since it’s in Japanese.

    • Adventurer Kazuma

      Vanir spin-off? Sweet, I can already feel the negative emotion flowing

    • H-sama

      Damn, Vanir still look classy as hell even with that apron

  • Jili lili gili cili Cg

    Thanks for the great volume!!!!

  • Eve

    Thanks again for another great fanfic!!! <3

  • Anon Ymous

    moi thanks thee for thy chapter

  • muh

    pdf sama where art thou?

  • xRentaroux

    Thanks!! Next week will be vol 8 right, im so hype right now!!!!

  • PaulNamida

    So, the relic was tossed to the lake where the Hydra rests eternally… but the Hydra is dead now so the relic is ripe for the taking, GOOD JOB ERIS! XD

    • Ilídio Magalhães

      She’s supposed to be the responsible goddess, right? LMAO! A treasure for Vanir-san and another excuse for him to slave drive Wiz!

      • Test

        That’s the other one that’s the relic for summoning stuff. He says “the relic you took from the mansion”, not from the royal palace or the princess.

        So she put it where the Hydra used to be which is inaccessible (that was explained in the hydra fight) because the lake is super deep.

        • Ilídio Magalhães

          I understand that. But the story is long and full of plot twist and parodies. Why would “the fall of the reliable OP character from its pedestal” not be explored? When Eris said those lines I couldn’t help but think “She’s raising a flag!”.

    • testamentt

      She must have place it there before the hydra subjugation, and after that she returned to her duties as a goddess then she appears in this epilogue… So it’s not Eris-sama’s fault… Don’t judge her. XD

      • PaulNamida

        She took it from Alderp’s mansion so it must have after Vanir and Maxwell took him, so Hydra was already dead :v

        • testamentt

          This is what she said,

          “Oh, that one? I cast a seal onto it and dumped it into the lake where the Hydra was resting eternally…”

          I’ll use those lines by Eris-sama,
          she is talking about the hydra as if it was still alive…
          She did not know that the monster was already dead…

          • PaulNamida

            yeah, she probably didn’t know that, but it was still funny :v

          • testamentt

            XD

            After the cult war (i’m guessing..) in volume 8, maybe 9 will focus on the artifacts again…?

          • AnimeKnowAll

            You should probably look up the meaning of the phrase “resting eternally” before speculating. This can be considered a nice, polite and roundabout way of saying “DEAD”.

          • testamentt

            Thank you, sir.
            Still waiting for vol 8, IF Eris knew of the Hydra’s demise or not. Thanks again.

          • crx07

            Eris said, “I cast a seal onto it and dumped it into the lake where the Hydra was resting eternally…”
            When I read it at first, I thought it’s weird. But when I reread it, I finally understood.
            I will point out your misunderstanding.
            1.) You missed the verb “was” very badly. “was” is a past tense, so it means that Hydra was resting eternally in the lake before but not now.
            2.) You failed to understand the word “eternally”.
            a.)That word doesn’t mean that Hydra is still living eternally up to date. It just describes the word “resting”, which means that the Hydra was resting in the lake like forever never ending.
            b.)If you’re still not convinced, then I would say that the word “eternal” doesn’t really exist. Skythewood just added that word to make his fanfic more readable and more interesting, failing to notice the misunderstanding it will bring.

          • crx07

            Skythewood fanfic: “I cast a seal onto it and dumped it into the lake where the Hydra was resting eternally…”
            Japanese: アレならヒュドラが眠っていた湖の底に、封印を施して隠してありま…
            Romaji: are nara hyudora ga nemutteita mizuumi no koso ni, fūin o hodokoshite kakushite arima… [Chris stopped talking there, making the word arima… incomplete, could be arimasu or arimashita or arimasen or whatever. Skythewood most probably took it as arimashita.]
            My poor English translation: At the bottom of the lake where the Hydra was sleeping, I perform(ed) a sealing to it and then hid(e) it… [It’s difficult for me to tell if arima… is present (arimasu) or past (arimashita) so I put parentheses on the two verbs]
            Ridiculous Google Translate English translation: In the bottom of the lake that array if Hydra was sleeping, was/you Yes hiding subjected to a seal. [was if past, you if present]
            1.)”hyudora ga nemutteita” means “Hydra was sleeping”. It’s past tense. The present tense is “nemutteiru” or “nemutteru”.
            2.)No words related to the word “eternal” found on the Jap.
            You misread the word “eternally”. It does not mean that Eris still don’t know that the Hydra is not eternal. What she said is just describing the Hydra (at least on Skythewood’s translation).

          • crx07

            “She did not know that the monster was already dead…”
            Even a commoner would know about it. It’s a headline news! Monster with 1B eris reward dead!

          • testamentt

            But the way she tells it… Ugh.. Nvm… I’ll just wait for the next volume, we will know if Eris knew or not the death of the hydra. If she knew then ok, but if not, then “the protected/safe” artifact is up for grabs by the evil bad guys again. XD blunder for Eris-sama.

          • crx07

            My goodness, I have two replies to you to vindicate Eris. However, skythewood seems to reject my posts since it’s too long. Anyway I will tell it to you again.
            According to @AnimeKnowAll, “resting eternally” is just a polite way of saying dead. It is consistent to vol 7 chp 2. where it tells us that the Hydra is dead.
            According to me, even though “resting eternally” really means “resting eternally”, “was resting eternally” is posted in past tense. Past tense, you get me?
            Also, in the raw jap, skythewood translated the word “nemutteita” as “was resting eternally”. Actually, it is correct if “nemutteita” in this sense means “was dead” in respectful form (like rest in peace or left the world, etc.). But in normal sense, it would translate as “was resting”. So past tense again.
            Also, according to @Test, the lake is so deep (maybe bottomless). So it is logical to throw the divine relic there. Who will dare to dive to a very deep lake? If they dare to and successfully retrieve the divine relic, will it be useful?
            Answer me who. And only Eris and Kazuma knew about it. Clue: It’s not Eris. It’s not also Kazuma. It’s also not the people who are sane enough not to dive to a deep lake.
            Actually, what Eris did is a smart move. Aqua just deactivated the relic. Eris not only deactivated the divine relic, but also put it into an inaccessible place. It would be nicer to put it into heaven, but it’s a junk for them, so it’s better to put it in a trash can world.

          • testamentt

            But i am not against Eris…. Look, if she knew and the artifact is safe forever, then the cult wars maybe her last major role role in the fanfic, but if she did not then after that or volume 10 or the next, it might be possible for a major Eris volume again. 🙂 i want more of the pettanko goddess.

    • 漏流乃 嵐丸

      It was sealed, so no problem. Eris may have taken a thief as an adventurer class (because she’s a Hermes-style god of luck), but she still is a goddess.

  • Kid

    Thaanks for this !!! …o/

  • Ame

    Thanks for the chapter and where is ‘Village Idiot’? I am waiting for your hard work to make pdf/epub. thanks.

    • Village Idiot

      Work 😛

      • Ame

        hahaha, so you got to work, and thank you for your hardwork Village Idiot-san.

  • Village Idiot

    Vol 7 PDF

    http://www.mediafire.com/download/vt56qnrctosz9j1

    Thanks for the translation, Sky & Co

    • Elson Yaras

      ty

    • Sukma Wardana

      Thank you for the pdf, but I wonder can you make the epub version too for this volume?

    • Nobody

      Please make a folder containing all the PDF volumes. Thanks.

    • Sinon Cyankz Kirito Slalu

      Thanks, at last, now I know why Eris was mad when Chris was sexually harassed, it turned out that Chris is Eris. When Eris was mad because kazume harassed her devoted believer, I always thought it was strange, as she didnt rage when Darkness was harassed.

      • Seregosa

        Err, not to be rude, but you didn’t realize that a volume or two ago? The signs were clear as soon as she mentioned that she was going to seal the artifacts as chris, how would she even know anything like that? Other than that, as you mentioned, she was a bit mad for the first time about sexual harassment, there is no way she would know everything that happens and only if it was done to someone she cared deeply about personally or herself she would actually care enough to say something(if she cared that much and watched everything she would’ve been furious every single time he died). Then when he died at the hydra, she mentioned that she was with him a lot of times etc and on his way out he saw that she had a noticeable scar that, surprise, our thief Chris also had, and in the images to the volume in the capital you could see eris and Chris side to side with identical hairstyle, body type(eris has pads), scar and eyes(although they seem to be a little different in color). https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/131b8b604458f25f4bbdfdf459fa263ddc0d1fbbfe71ed40c1710517409d7ab1.jpg

        • Dragon Commander

          Who’s the blonde? Is it Iris?

          • Megalovania

            yep sir, i think you must watch often the images of the volumes… The picture of Iris when she talk about the promise in the Epilogue is priceless <3

          • Dragon Commander

            Okay, thanks.

  • Omar

    First of all: Thank you very much for the translations! I’ll wait patiently for the first chapter of volume 8 🙂 I already have the RAW version but my japanese is not that good (neither my english. LOL)

    Now, I have a doubt… Kasuma thinks that Megumin’s cat (forgot the name) is actually a “person”, so… Why the hell he didn’t put the hat on him!?

    • Relaxing Tomato

      oh damn

      • Omar

        ¿?

    • H-sama

      you mean choumusuke?

    • Kevin Schwarz

      Because Chomusuke isn’t there probably? It tends to disappear often.

  • Zer

    Thanks for the fanfic

  • Lynz

    Can someone make a pdf for this? Thanks a lot!!

  • Kevin Schwarz

    That last chapter was scary! Alderph is literally going to hell. However things are going back to normal with Kazuma being treated like scum again… lol

  • Kuro No Tensho

    thanks for translating

    “That’s right, when I was sleeping beside Kazuma in the stables in the past, this beast keeps ogling my body!”
    “That’s definitely impossible.”
    “Why!?”

    no romance for aqua?
    she will be comrade forever?

    • Tan Thien Truong

      i don’t think there will ever be romance with that bakakami

    • Adventurer Kazuma

      lol, as if!

    • Ilídio Magalhães

      I liked that part as well. It’s seemed OOC for Aqua, if she was serious. To think she has woman pride is kinda shocking! From what I’ve read in animesuki, Aqua seems to be too stupid to understand love. The more I read though, the more I think she is smart enough to not involve herself with a mortal and get hurt in the long run. Still, I think that she and Kazuma enjoy a special relationship but a very platonic one. For laughs, I totally see Kazuma being the guy the gods entrust Aqua to, because he’s the only one that can handle her and keep her in check. Not exactly lovers, but partners is not that bad, right?

      • 漏流乃 嵐丸

        >Aqua
        >smart
        Aqua isn’t too stupid to understand love, love isn’t that complex to require smarts to understand. And yes, she was trying to hit on Kazuma since the first volume. Very silly, in her won way, but she did. And her constant reliance on Kazuma is partially because of that.

        Also, Aqua’s pride is very high in the first place, she is a goddess and not just any goddess, but an elite. Her low intelligence and luck (Eris’ domain, hence her name on currency) are not flaws of her professional ability, but simply lie outside her divine domain, which is water, purity (isn’t this one incompatible with high intelligence?), arts, crafts and banquets. That’s why she’s always so serous about her performance and not showing tricks on demand nor receiving compensation for it – it’s her blessing.

        And yes, Vol 8 is all about Aqua and her attempt to strike on Eris church for not appreciating her.

        • HyperiorV

          ” And yes, she was trying to hit on Kazuma since the first volume.”
          Wait WHAT????

          • 漏流乃 嵐丸

            I see, you’d want to re-read the whole series if you missed that.

          • Khang Tran Minh

            Huh? Isn’t she the type that would tried to hit on somebody to mooch off him?

        • Ilídio Magalhães

          Relax man, I agree with you! The general consensus says she’s dumb and in fact, there’s very little tangible facts to disprove that to the point that her “serious” acts could be called sporadic events. I tend to disagree and if you read all of my comment, would you know that I think that she’s probably smarter and wiser than she looks and is just having fun without the shackles that her job and peers put on her. She and Kazuma also get along too well; they are too alike. It’s like they are an old couple that knows each other faults, habits and tricks and are always calling the other out. From what I read in spoilers, not only Mitsurugi, but other characters point that they get along too welll and that they are in love. I’ve re-read the novels under this biased perspective and it is clear that Aqua is not a dumb OP character…but it was going to be, wasn’t it? Until something more tangible, we cannot make definite assessments. I also think that proper romance suits the series and if some of it occurs, it will be at the end.
          Regarding vol. 8, I’m intrigued. I have the RAW and in it, there’s a picture with a girl that looks very much like Aqua in sleeping clothes blushing and looking to the side (at around page 220) where he also see the back of naked man which I think it’s Kazuma. I wonder what that scene is about and why was Aqua blushing. I recall her being at ease with Kazuma’s naked body in the past. In this picture, and by body language alone and without knowing Japanese, I would say that Aqua met Kazuma in his room or that Kazuma caught her doing something while he was naked and she’s pressed to justify or cover her actions. But that’s wishful thinking so far. Anyway, I look forward it. Vol. 8 is set to be even better than the 7th.

          • 漏流乃 嵐丸

            1. No, no, no. Aqua’s actions, her tendency to get carried away, difficulties with focusing, inability to lie (seriously, she exaggerated sometimes, but she never actually lied, and the closest she got to lying was denial – psychological defence, as an attempt to avoid the problem), inexaustible optimism (with no enthusiasm, notably) and even her high proficiency with hand-made arts and crafts – everything are actual symptoms of intellectual retardation. You can google it. So yes, her intellect really is lower than normal. Point is, it still never got in the way of her actual job a a goddess – more than that, Aqua always acts on instinct and that instinct is divine, even with the intelligence of 6-8 year-old (remember how she tried to purify Wiz just because she was undead? Also remember how most of the undead sought her to purify them in return). And hey, it even makes her far more diligent (remember how she drew the sauce stain on Iris’ sand portrait?) and benevolent than she would be if she was as smart as Kazuma or at least as Lalatina(lol).

            2. And it is her diligence (she does slack, but not when it matters – note that Aqua relaxed and started chewing on her snacks, which pissed Kazuma off, only when she had nothing to do, and the queue behind Kazuma she mentioned was real and probably big) and benevolence (even her magical formula “Eris wears pads” actually helped the worshipper and lifted a huge load off his shoulders; also remember how tolerant Axis cult is – she accepts literally everyone except undead and demons), along with her actual value as a deity (remember how high her oracle powers are, even in her current state she sees in absolute darkness as if it was daylight) that made her stay ABOVE than Eris – the girl with far more worshippers (remember how Eris still obeyed Aqua despite all the things she heard
            from her – Aqua is her actual superior even in her current state). And it was stated SEVERAL times that Axis cult’s faith in Aqua is far deeper than Eris church who worship Eris the currency more often than Eris the goddess.
            3. I completely agree in that they complete each other so much you can even see that in their _stats_ – Aqua having exceptional values everywhere except slightly lower int and abysmal luck while Kazuma is mediocre everywhere except slightly higher int and exceptional luck (so high only the luck itself has won over him, and even then she was defeated once before because she didn’t recognize her panties as a high value trophy, while he did).
            4. Speaking of luck – Right now I’m totally certain that the reason Kazuma has died in such a pitiful way is because of Aqua’s terrible luck – her luck was so bet that not only she met Kuzuma the Dangerous, but also managed to piss him off by stating things she had no fault in (as in DEATH FROM SHOCK HAHAHAHA) and then get dragged from her respectable desk job she earned through hard work to rist her life, while also expecting from her stuff she was unable to do in the first place (note that she pissed him off mostly because of not meeting his expectations, at least in first three volumes). And it was also her terrible luck to meet other two, maybe partially with Eris’ good luck with finding someone to entrust her important friend and devoted worshipper, Darkness, to.

            5. Now you’ve got me intrigued, too. Can’t wait to see the volume, either in translation, or even in raw, I just need a fix.

          • wasabii

            My friend who can read some of japanese and has vol 8 in possession told me that the girl in the picture is darkness, not aqua. She came to thank Kazuma for vol.7 stuff. Too bad~

          • Ilídio Magalhães

            Thanks. I was a afraid of that. I tired to compare previous pictures of Aqua and Darkness and was inclined more to Aqua due to my bias, the long darkish (in pictures) hair and the facial expression (eyes and mouth). But from the breast size, it’s clearly Darkness.

          • 漏流乃 嵐丸

            I suspected such from the negligee, which belonged to darkness, and breast size…
            Still, a disappointment. I wanted to believe.

      • Chaos

        Your comment started a full cascade of comments, lol, leaving that aside –> For me, it’ s not that aqua is stupid or not, it’s that, as I read before, and also agreed, and seeing the anime (I started reading the novel from Vol 3 onwards, saw the anime for first 2 vols) confirmed it, aqua n’ Kazuma have a Bro/sis relationship, idk to well what people say about she hitting on him, what I do know is that in the beginning (anime) it did seem taht they could develop a relationship as lovers, but soon afterwards my view change for them, it was like bro/sis, dude/dudette, like toilet/paper toilet..

        I also don’t think the autor should be focusing on putting an extra potential lover for kazuma, I mean, having aqua as a friend it’s actually better, as I see it, and I read some interesting opinions about their relationship, just as –> they’re like an old couple knowing each other completely and complementing each other (which I agree) // also that she knows what’s up about the mortal stuff, so in order to not end up being hurt in the end, it is better to not get mixed in that kind of circle (and actually, even if so, she would get hur because in the end she actually likes kazuma in non a romantic way, just as he likes her the same way)

        I understand we would all like them to have at least a lilttle bit of romance and then get the torch off, but you know, it’ll be more realistic and not harem like, just as almsot all the novels/anime/mangas japanesses does, leaving her as a friend for him and just letting it be with Lalatina-sama and the Loli, A triangle, and with, in the future, having Iris in the middle to make things funnier..
        But desires on the side, as we’ve all been reading the novel, actually, they do not develop whatsover that kind of relationship so far, and for me aqua is both, stupid and smart, it’s like she’s too stupid but smart enough to know what to do and when (when she does not screw it up XD) so it’ll be like a divine-stupidity thing, IDK, XD but well.. I pretty much like the novel so far, it’s been pretty fun and interesting, and I am desesperate to read Vol 8, translator-san where are you? T.T

    • Random guy

      I quite enjoy how they are right now since Aqua is pretty stupid and how they interact with each other is pretty funny if there is romance i think it would’t be as funny

    • GitahMuttan

      There might be an Aqua arc incoming judging from what the author said in a recent interview so we MIGHT get some developments. I’m not sure, the author’s answer is too vague or maybe I just can’t understand much japanese lol (there is a link to the said interview below in one of my comments if you want to take a look).

      I agree with the majority here though. Maintaining the status quo with Aqua is the best path to take because it is really funny and charming in its own right. I just can’t imagine Aqua going dere towards Kazuma.

    • Ron

      It’s a harem. They’re all madly in love with him in their own stupid ways. And he also has Eris, including in her Chris form, and probably eventually the princess if that ring does mean anything.

  • Muhammed AL-zamer

    hi i want to ask about something
    to tell you the truth i have vol7 row and at end of Epilogue 2 there pic in there
    is the raw you have dont have it or did you forget about it?

  • Muhammed AL-zamer

    this pic

    • Ngoc An Ha

      where did you get this ?

    • bobucles

      And the dreadful artifact was never seen again.
      “b-but the hydra…”
      NEVER. AGAIN.

  • Brainanda Talydeppa Alirahman

    Sharing is Caring they say…
    V1 -> V7 : http://www.mediafire.com/?9xgwo432vmdgy

    Thanks to SkyTL

  • Rizuki

    The world exposition just getting darker but main characters just too retard for realizing that.

  • YUNCCHI

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    /( ・ω´・ ) ( ・ω´・ ) \
    | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄|
    | THANKS!! NEPU!! |
    |_________|

  • GM_Rusaku

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    /( ・`ω´・ ) ( ・`ω´・ ) \
    | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄|
    | THANKS!! NEPU!! |
    |_________|

  • Randomguys

    Thanks for the chapter guys nice Fanfic as always
    i want to see Kazuma in his serious mode again it so cool to see him like that

  • Nyalicious

    Thank you for the translations <3

  • Puro

    Cant wait for kazuma to use his holy sword chunchunmaru

    • 漏流乃 嵐丸

      It wasn’t blessed by Aqua yet. But I also look forward to it.

  • Phoenix

    Thanks for the chapter!
    So uh… Novel updates is now putting up these fanfics as real translations…. should we stop them?

  • Ran

    Oh shit… the devils sure are scary…

    Nice chapter btw

    Ty sky

  • Jack Wolf

    for reminder folks! this is just fanfic…..if you want to read the originals buy the novels

  • Iamyourmaid

    『Thank you for tending to my tomb and telling me adventuring stories all this while.』

    Wiz volume when? /a/ has some very good theories about Wiz and the mansion and Anna-chan. they say

    MAJOR THEORY SPOILERS

    [spoiler]Wiz is anna’s mom, the runaway maid, and that the she was scammed by “a scummy noble” implying it was Alderp from previous generation. Her reasons for turning to a lich has a lot to do with Anna-chan or the mansion or the scummy noble.[/spoiler]

    The lack of wiz volume is killing me.

    • Admiral Fleux

      failed to hide spoiler

    • Lynz

      Wait is this real?? Wiz is Anna’s mom??

      • Iamyourmaid

        it is if you try connecting the dots

        SPOILERS

        [spoiler]Aqua’s “sudden narration” when they entered the mansion should be treated as Red Truth. If so:

        1. Why did she showed herself up when Kazuma was cleaning Anna’s grave?
        2. Why did she said “I’m sure she (Anna) won’t be lonely anymore” episode 9 anime?
        3. Also in the anime, what did she meant by she has something she has left to do while pleading to Aqua who’s bullying her?
        4. The lack of Wiz volume is a huge problem, but her reasons for turning to a lich has a lot to do with Anna/mansion/scummy noble.[/spoiler]

        • Lynz

          Hmm well.. That makes sense.. Seriously lack of wiz volume really make me curios -_- when will they make wiz volume again.. This time with more of her background story..

        • 漏流乃 嵐丸

          1&2 are easily explained if you re-read the circumstances of Wiz’s first appearance. She is the Lord of Undead, you know!
          3. She meant that she still has unfinished busainess as most undead do, especially liches. Nothing else.
          4. Her reason for turning into a lich has not been revealed yet.
          5. More importantly, Wiz wasn’t a maid, she was an arch wizard. And there’s no reason for someone with the talent to become an arch wizard to become a maid in the first place. And it’s needless to say that becoming a lich requires proficiency in arcane only arch wizards possess – and not just any arch wizards, mind you.

          • Iamyourmaid

            1&2&5 This is easy. She was a maid, then got pregnant to Anna-chan, Anna-chan dies, she vanishes from the mansion, she wanted to be an undead for Anna-chan/mansion/scummy noble, searched for the Demon King, asked to turn her undead, Demon King wants a powerful legendary mage, she obliges, she becomes undead.

          • 漏流乃 嵐丸

            No, liches are not risen, they turn through arcane arts. Lich isn’t a zombie.

            I understand that you want to imagine Wiz as a busty, clumsy maid, but no, it doesn’t work that way. Anyone with intelligence high enough to become an Arch wizard and then dabble in necromancy deep enough to become a lich won’t become a maid in the first place.

            And she was a legendary adventurer BEFORE she ever met Demon Lord.

          • Iamyourmaid

            Keele was a human before turning into a lich. that only supports my theory that Wiz was a maid/mage first before becoming a lich.

          • 漏流乃 嵐丸

            No, it subverts it completely, since Keele was only able to become a lich because he was the strongest archwizard in the whole kingdom.

          • Iamyourmaid

            1. So is wiz. she’s a legendary wizard before turning into lich. and if that’s not enough, she made a deal with the demon king to be a barrier guard in exchange for being a lich
            2. can simply be said as “past is past”. her maid days are over when she decided to take the deal with demon king.

          • 漏流乃 嵐丸

            Once again

            1. Archwizard job requires high intellect (also very high mana reserves, which are a different stat). In fact, so high there was a whole fucking HUMAN MODIFICATION PROJECT to make such beings and each one of these is a GENIUS which are EXCEEDINGLY RARE. No being with high intellect would take a menial job of a maid over a job of a powerful mage who is needed everywhere, including fighting, magic goods manufacturing and magical goods evaluation and shopkeeping. It’s like you taking a job of a garage janitor despite being constantly invited at high-paying researcher jobs right in your professional field.
            1.1. There is no evidence whatsoever she had any sort of deal to become a lich. Keele didn’t for sure, and that serves as an evidence to the contrary. Also, how exactly do you imagine such a deal to work? Like some kind of job interview?
            2. No, it simply isn’t within boundaries of possible, because becoming a lich requires being an archwizard ALREADY, and NOT just *any* archwizard.

    • Sadao Maou

      isn’t wiz only 20yrs old? I think she’s too young. I was imagining that anna was a kid that can already play with dolls. So maybe sisters?

      And besides alderp is now out of the picture, and scummy noble plot was already used.

      • Iamyourmaid

        And remember 14 is “legal” in Konosuba world as per volume 5.

        Alderp’s “last” plot is marrying Darkness. /a/ is simply implying that Wiz was one of Alderp’s past “victims” if you could call it that.

  • Jooj

    When is Choumusuke or Chunchunmaru finally gonna have some sort of use

    • GitahMuttan

      Volume 9 for Chomusuke. Chunchunmaru… Well. he got used in volume 5 but lol.

  • Alexin San

    That thank you Kazuma got at the end, new harem member? Thanks for the fanfic

    • Iamyourmaid

      >he has no idea

    • Ilídio Magalhães

      That’s probably the death girl’s spirit that “haunts” the mansion. If she will be a new girl, who knows? In fiction, Lichs are not usually depicted as beautiful one-sans, are they? By right, a ghost could also be a cute girl.

  • Seinvolf

    Thank u always for ur great work…
    ^^…

    The devil and the crusader…
    :3…

  • Fish Aristicrat

    I think this was by far my favorite part of this story yet.
    well mat Maxwell a kindred spirit.

  • Dragon Commander

    LOL the girl’s ghost is possessing the Wine bottle? Must be a good vintage.