My Childhood Friend the Demon Knight Hates Me - Episode 46: Final Edit
46 Final Edit
The smell of flowers, as sweet as molasses, filled my nostrils.
I felt a light touch on the top of my head, like a feather.
The moment after her glossy lips murmured, “Well done,” a cry like the roar of a beast echoed from ahead.
In a blink of an eye, I saw a dark shadow moving away from Reiss.
Fei-kun, who appeared from somewhere just like the wind before falling to the ground, caught Reiss’s body, which leaned like a broken thread, with his gray limbs.
In the air, a cloud of black mist was surrounded by golden grains of light.
Is that the main body of the … demon?
I sat there seemingly dumbfounded. I gazed at the demon that was probably restrained by the Queen’s power, then something snapped at my chest with great force.
Somehow, it was my little companion who seemed to appear in this way even at the time of the incident.
Uur looked at me, raised his voice and cried.
“Sue! I really wanted to rush to Suu sooner! But Fei-sama said I must not and I was afraid that Suu would be killed by the devil!”
“…… Yeah, I’m sorry I made you worried, Uur.”
“I’m so glad you’re here, but Suu is hurt! But you’re alive! Ugh …… Suu is stupid!”
Uur struck my chest with a warm, short forefoot, splattering countless drops of water from his tail and eyes.
I guess he was really worried. His words were incoherent, but his relief that I was safe was palpable.
“Thank you, Uur.”
I gently stroked his fluffy body, thinking that I would feed him a lot of his favorite pies when we returned to the Arlvaire territory as an apology for making him worry so much.
As I was doing this, a parrot with wings that seemed like green leaves somehow found its way onto my shoulder. As the parrot sang, the injured part of my body glowed faintly. By the time the parrot flew away, the wound had completely healed.
As expected of a spirit that lived in the sacred forest and directly served the queen. I’d heard that the spirits of the earth had the power to heal, and the pain went away in no time. Uur cried again, “Suu is healed!”
Fei, who was watching the scene, shook his nose as if to laugh, “Uur is crying too much.” It seemed that they had somehow become friends, calling each other by name.
Thanks to the lively spirits that showed up, I started to lose my tension at once, but then I realized.
I’m sure he was riding on Fei’s back, but Reiss was gone.
I immediately looked around, and found a figure that looked like him under the branches and leaves of a large tree nearby.
You are safe, right?
I stood up quickly and tried to run to Reiss’s side with Uur in my arms.
However, suddenly, a dull moaning echoedes from above.
When I stopped and looked up, the battle between the queen and the devil wasn’t over yet.
“… I knew that demons were vindictive creatures.”
When the Queen held her hand, the restraint of the light that bound the devil became stronger. The black mist was roaring in an unpleasant voice, struggling to escape from the chains woven with golden light, but the Queen did not allow it.
The overwhelming spiritual power she wore shook the air, and the trees in the entire forest rustled.
Her long silver-white hair, like silk, fluttered by a gust of wind. The spirit queen resolutely spoke to the devil with a smile that was innocent, beautiful, and yet merciful.
“—- Disappear. The work and grudges of the merciful man entwined with the knight. I will not allow you to stay in my country anymore.”
The queen raised her hand gracefully, and the small bells on the bracelet around her wrist made a clear sound.
The sound was strangely amplified by the sacred bells hanging in the gazebo above the fountain, and it rang like a broadcasting wave, rushing from branch to branch, through the overlapping leaves.
The surface of the fountain trembled.
The water of the fountain trembled.
A high, cleansing bell tolled to ward off the demons.
Once again, the demon that had raised a desperate cry that made me want to cover my ears burst forth with a golden light and scattered.
The blackness shattered in a daze.
The ugly demon that had tormented Reiss for so long perished in the fantastic rain of light that glittered in the forest.
“… Let me at least have that soul!”
However, a part of the black haze that refused to go away until the very last moment extended its magic hand towards me.
This was the first time I’d ever seen such a thing.
“Watch out, Suu!”
Uur tried to jump out of my arms to protect me, but I held him back, hugged him, and closed my eyes tightly.
It was a spur-of-the-moment action. As the Queen said, demons were vindictive to a fault.
But the demon’s last ditch effort was beyond my reach.
“You’re really crazy…!”
Immediately after opening up my eyelids, he jumped in front of me with his wide back wrapped in the white robe of the Knights.
Black hair danced calmly in the sky with light pink petals. A big shadow stood in front of me to protect me.
Reiss grabbed the Queen’s treasure sword that I had let go, and tore the devil’s apart, which I was aiming for earlier, with a familiar movement.
A sharp flash wore a dazzling light and cut off the haze.
It was the moment when Reiss settled the devil who was nesting inside himself with his own hands. I even forgot to blink and observed the end of the devil.
Then around the time when the sword swiftly ended the Demon’s life, a soft breeze blew.
–This time, the devil had completely disappeared without screaming.