(There’s plenty that I want to retort, but why are the little girls of this world so strong…?)
Rarashik, who he had scanned a while ago, had also crossed level 100 . And the little girl in front of him had god-class strength . What’s more…
(And her having no attribute means she uses a unique magic like me…)
She was the first unique magic user he had ever met, apart from himself . He had no idea just how powerful 《Phantasm Magic》 was, but according to Arnold, every unique magic was extremely powerful . Her magic probably held something that allowed her to overwhelm her opponents .
(And that Silva is… a 『Spirit of Darkness』?)
Seeing the words on his list of titles made Hiiro hold his breath . He was able to take on the parasitizing cactus’s poison without batting an eye, so Hiiro knew he was no ordinary person . But according to his title, he was one of the 『Spirits』 .
I never thought he would be a Spirit . That’s actually more surprising than the unique magic . His appearance is that of your average, everyday old man, but he wasn’t an 『Evila』, or a 『Humas』 . He was a 『Pheom』 .
(A user of unique magic, a 『Evila』 and 『Gabranth』 cross, and a 『Pheom』 . What the hell is up with this mansion…)
Silva did say that this was the dwelling of eccentric people, but it seems he wasn’t exaggerating . What’s more, Hiiro himself was an otherworlder with unique magic; a person fitting of the place . The mansion was full to the brim of surprises .
But looking at the two’s 《Status》 was a big help . Though he was a little shocked, having information would make his life easier . If they were to ever have to fight, he would be able to come up with countermeasures more easily .
Of course, he would lose if he attacked head-on, but there were plenty of approaches he could take with the information he gained . As he was thinking along those lines, Liliyn speak .
“Well, there is some sense in what you’re saying . ” (Liliyn)
“That’s correct . Hiiro-sama is, to put it briefly, someone who is very similar to us . ” (Silva)
“Fumu . ” (Liliyn)
Lilyn turned her eyes to Hiiro once more, and began observing him . And after watching him for a while, she nodded lightly, and broke out in a smile .
When was Hiiro questioned her actions mentally, Liliyn suddenly thrust her finger at me, and spoke words he hadn’t expected .
“Okay, brat . Become mine . ” (Liliyn)
The sudden turn of events put even Hiiro in shock . Silva shrugged his shoulders, and sighed .
“What are you saying? Of course, I won’t . I refuse . ” (Hiiro)
“I refuse your refusal!” (Liliyn)
“… What?” (Hiiro)
She said it proudly, while sticking out her chest .
(This brat, what is she trying to do? Did she hit her head somewhere?)
“I’m perfectly sane, you fool . ” (Liliyn)
“…Hm? Ah…” (Hiiro)
It seems that he had unintentionally spoken the words from his heart . Because of the sudden invitation, his mind was in a bit of disorder .
“According to Silva, you are on a journey . Put an end to that, and come serve me . ” (Liliyn)
“Hell no, brat . ” (Hiiro)
“What do you mean by brat! Even though I look like this, I’ve lived several hundred years, boy!” (Liliyn)
As Hiiro had guessed, her age far exceeded her appearance . Even so, as with Rarashik, having a little girl look down on him really pissed him off .
“Then granny . ” (Hiiro)
“Say another word, and you’ll be seeing a nightmare you’ll never wake up from . ” (Liliyn)
She began letting out a serious amount of killing intent . It seems that it would be difficult for an ordinary person to even stand in the face of it . Hiiro felt sweat gradually gathering on his back .
(So Granny is taboo . Then as with the Chibi Usagi, I probably shouldn’t use the word Little Girl . )
She didn’t seem to know the meaning of ‘Loli’, so Akaloli seemed to work just fine .
“… Anyways, if you’re recruiting, go ask elsewhere . I don’t want to serve anyone . ” (Hiiro)
“And that’s why you’re on a journey?” (Liliyn)
“Right . I plan on seeing the world . I won’t let anyone get in my way . ” (Hiiro)
Neither side would back down . Their eyes met, and sparks flew . Finally, Liliyn smiled once more .
“Kukuku, you said that before me without showing a sign of fear . You’ve truly piqued my interest . ” (Liliyn)
It appears that instead of getting hated, Hiiro had merely increased her interest in him .
“As I thought, you should become mine, Hiiro Okamura . ” (Liliyn)
“And am I not rejecting your offer here?” (Hiiro)
Liliyn puckers her lips, and makes an unpleasant expression .
“Hmph, so where do you plan on heading from here?” (Liliyn)
“Is that related to you in any way?” (Hiiro)
“It appears that he was searching for a town . ” (Silva)
Hiiro turned his glare to Silva . Hiiro clicked his tongue as the pervert mouthed unnecessary things . Lililyn thinks for a bit, and widens her smile once more .
“A town… did you not know? There are no towns here . ” (Liliyn)
“I know . There’s one far, far away, right?” (Hiiro)
“No, by here, I mean… You’re an『Evila』, yet you don’t know? Kukuku, you’re stranger of an existence than I first thought . ” (Liliyn)
She laughs loudly, and shivers run down Hiiro’s back .
“What are you trying to say?” (Hiiro)
Asking that probably wasn’t the best idea .
“There’s only a single town that can be called as such in the entire demon world . There’s no way you wouldn’t know… if you were an 『Evila』 . No, even if you were just someone who lived in this continent . ” (Lilyn)
She takes on a triumphant expression, as she looks down on Hiiro . But Hiiro being as he was, did not display any expression on his face . Inside his head, he was a bit startled .
(Only one town? Right, Silva called this not a town, but a settlement . )
Far, far away, there was not a town, but a settlement . Silva said as such . Even so, why is there but a single town? Hiiro’s curiosity was alight .
“Hmm, it seems you really didn’t know . I see… Kukuku . ” (Liliyn)
Liliyn nods her head over and over . She constantly gazes in Hiiro’s direction .
“It seems you’re curious, so let me teach you . ” (Liliyn)
Her superiority complex was quite clear in her words . But since Hiiro had a desire to obtain the information, he held himself back .
As he stayed silent, Liliyn arbitrarily continued the conversation .
“Listen here . The Demon World has many settlements, but all of them have low populations . The amount of『Evila』 races is high, but the actual numbers within races is scarce . They don’t have any large scale settlements that can be called something like a town . Do you know why? In general, the 『Evila』 stick within their own races, and they have a high level of pride . Though a classification has been set up for the 『Evila』 race, few actually care about it . A small number of a single race is unable to assert itself as a town . ” (Liliyn)
Inevitably, instead of being called towns, there were only small communities formed by the members of a single race .
“Even the most numerous 『Imp Race』 has numbers less than one hundred . Of course, with a hundred, they could build a village, but the 『Imps』 don’t have such motivations . No, none of the other races have any such motivations either . They just live by gathering together . That’s the 『Evila』 way of life . ” (Liliyn)
Hiiro didn’t know the 『Evila』 had such a trait . Though there are plenty of races, interracial populations are low, so they can’t build anything like a city . If the races were to gather, and work together, it would be a different story, but most of them don’t interact with each other .
“But there is a single exception . That is the one I told you about, the single town . No, the capital . ” (Liliyn)
“… 【Demon Capital, Xaos】 . ” (Hiiro)
“Oh, so you already knew . ” (Lilyn)
What came to mind was 【Demon Capital, Xaos】 . It seems that was a place separate from the rest of the continent .
“Right, only the Demon Capital is different . Long ago, the first one to call themself the Demon King created it . In there, various races of 『Evila』 make their homes . ” (Liliyn)
“The Demon King gathered them to protect the capital?” (Hiiro)
“I see you’re quick on the uptake . But that’s not all . It seems that the Demon King delighted in associating with strong individuals . ” (Liliyn)
“By the way, by associating, she means XXXXXXX . Nofofofofo . ” (Silva)
(TL: That is a censor bar . )
Hiiro and Liliyn’s faces get dyed a light shade of red . They glare at the pervert with their eyes half closed . It’s not that the context was hard to understand, but Silva didn’t really have to put it in words . It was irritating .
“Ahem . Anyways, that’s how it is . The Demon King traversed the Demon World, and invited all the strong individuals they could find . ” (Liliyn)
“Oy, won’t most people reject an offer like that . ” (Hiiro)
“Yes, but most knew who they were dealing with . ” (Liliyn)
“The Demon King possessed an enormous amount of power, she was quite a beauty . ” (Liliyn)
“Beauty? Was the Demon King not a man?” (Hiiro)
“Nope, she’s female . ” (Liliyn)
“Her appearance was flowing with elegance, and regardless of the gender of whoever she was dealing with, she was able to steal their hearts . And she was also strong, with an overwhelming amount of charisma . There were few, if any, men who could refuse a request from her . ” (Liliyn)