301 – I suffered from a nightmare of not showing up for about half a year
Good morning . I have just woken up . Unfortunately, I can not use the adjective “refreshing” to describe the morning though .
The place where I spent the night sleeping, was in an undamaged house in the elf village . Just like the elf houses that would show up in stories, it is a tree house embedded inside a tree . Hmm, a tree house? Yup, well, calling it that ain’t wrong . Probably . Truly the joys of fantasy . Or rather, fairy tales . Normally when I sleep I shut myself in a My Home, but when I saw this thing, I simply wanted to try staying the night .
But unfortunately, I wasn’t able to sleep comfortably . Since it’s just after a battle and all . Thanks to the sea urchins and the triangular pyramid secret weapons of Potimas really doing a number on the place, this forest that was once overflowing with greenery, is now completely burnt . Basically, it stinks of smoke . Although this place is a considerable distance from the burnt areas, the smell still drifts in .
Besides, the original owner of this place was an elf . Just that alone makes me feels slightly nauseous . On top of that, I killed all the original residents myself as well . It’s not like I’m scared of ghosts or grudges from beyond or something, but I don’t feel good about it either .
In conclusion, rather than feeling like a nice and relaxing house, it was just too uncomfortable and no good . It might have given a different impression if I was just stopping by for the night during a trip, but the situation is what it is . I couldn’t sleep comfortably and it kinda felt like I had a bad dream too . Just when this huge job is finally over and all, I had thought I’d be able sleep well you know . Well, that “huge job” basically meant massacring the elves though, so I guess I wouldn’t be able to feel good on waking up after all .
The huge job of utterly destroying the elf village . The purpose of which was to kill Potimas of course . In general it’s his fault that this planet has gotten into such a messed-up state after all . Beating down the ringleader means that the distortions will be corrected a little bit . That was the job this time . Well, the Demon King had a fateful connection with Potimas as well, so there was that aspect too though .
To be honest, I have mixed feelings about turning over the role of dealing with Potimas to the Demon King . During the battle with Potimas, the Demon King was able to accomplish her heart’s desire and finish him off . However, the cost was huge . As a side-effect of the battle, it’s become almost impossible for the Demon King to fight anymore . It’s not only that . Or rather even more significantly, especially for me, is that the Demon King has only a short time left to live .
The Demon King assumed the role of Demon King because she felt that her life was coming to an end in the first place . Physically, the Demon King does have perennial youth, but her soul had almost reached its limits . She intuitively felt that she would die in the near future . That being said, that was from the perspective of the Demon King’s ridiculously long life . From the perspective of a normal human, she would still have plenty of time left . And now her remaining time has fallen drastically, due to her battle with Potimas .
When I look at the Demon King now, it seems like it wouldn’t be strange for her to die at any moment . When I see that, naturally I can’t help but think about whether it really was a good idea to let her fight Potimas . Even though the Demon King requested it herself, maybe it would have been better if I had adamantly refused her instead .
But, at the same time, thanks to the Demon King taking on Potimas, because I was able to finish things without wasting my energy reserves, the calculations inside my head have also became rather pleasant . What was gained from the Demon King being at death’s door, was a valuable victory, but that is only when measured mathematically . Even if I do say so myself, this aspect of me is garbage . I hate myself .
Hm, well, let’s think about something else . What has happened in the past cannot be changed . I will contemplate what happened . But, I won’t regret it . To regret something means that you are denying what you yourself had done after all . Whatever happens, you gotta accept it, then use it as a source of encouragement to move on .
Now then . In that case, in order to move forwards maybe I should check up on the prisoners first .
The ones who became prisoners from this battle, starts with Yamada-kun’s party . Then there’s the reincarnators who were confined in the elf village in the name of protection . In addition there’s sensei, the only surviving elf . The end . In other words, almost all of them are reincarnators . I damn well killed all the elves after all .
The elves are a race that use clones of Potimas as a base . Combining Potimas’s clones with people who were reconstructed into elves or their descendants, is where the race of elves comes from . It sure seems that before the elves went around kidnapping the reincarnators that they were doing such kidnappings already . Then, those kidnapped people were reconstructed into elves, and had children with Potimas’s clones . If just Potimas’s clones were used then there would have been too much genetic imbalance after all . The children who are born that way are raised to be elves .
Qualitatively, that means that the majority of the elves are Potimas’s blood relatives . Not so much a species as a clan of relatives? Well anyway, that’s why it was better to eradicate the elves, one way or another . The exceptions are sensei and the half-elves . Sensei is one thing, but it would be a major pain to also take measures against the half-elves . My eyes are not omnipotent . There are places that they cannot reach for a start, and they can also miss things . While I think it’s best to eradicate the elves as much as possible, dealing with all the ones outside of this elf village would be a major task . Missing some of them would be well, rather inevitable, right . So for that reason, I’ll ignore the powerless ones with no connection to the elves . Therefore, I decided to also ignore the half-elf that was in Yamada-kun’s party .
Apparently that half-elf had already died once though, but it doesn’t count okay . She was revived so it’s fine . It seems that Yamada-kun collapsed because of that, but it’s not my problem! Not at all! What happens afterwards isn’t my problem either!
Um, yeah . As for what will happen to Yamada-kun, I’m a bit worried but I guess it’s no good to avoid it huh? It’s probably my fault that Yamada-kun collapsed anyway . It was that, right? It’s probably that he hit max level in Taboo, right? Oh my, what if he’s already gone insane or something when I go visit him…… Ah, scary .
Or rather, do I really have to go explain this to the other reincarnators and stuff? Can’t I just leave everything to oni-kun? Having to open my mouth to talk is troublesome . In a way, after taking down the elf village it’s like I have an even more difficult quest waiting for me . So depressing . For now, I guess I’ll just wait-and-see huh .