Realist Demon King – 28

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“I have faith in the dwarves. No, I have faith in Gottlieb.”

 

That quiet yet honest man had promised to have it done in thirty hours.

I believed that he would keep his word.

 

“I understand. I shall inform Jeanne of this and have the dwarven soldiers dispatched.”

 

‘However,’ Eve said as she continued.

 

“This is a battle that could result in your death if even one thing were to go wrong. I can hardly believe that to be possible, but I ask that you give me a memento.”

 

“We are just like lovers before a war.”

 

I chuckled and then handed her two stones.

 

“What is this?”

 

“Flint.”

 

“Do you think I’m incapable of igniting things with magic?”

 

“That’s not what I meant. It is a sort of tradition in the country of Japan in another world. It is meant to give good fortune if a woman were to strike them twice while facing a man who is going off to battle.”

 

“What an interesting custom.”

 

“Toshizou told me about it.”

 

“Well then, I shall strike them twice.”

 

She declared.

 

Click! Click!

 

And she struck the flint twice.

It was a pleasant sound.

I felt as if it would ward off any disasters.

I told her as much and then gave her the order.

 

“I will return in several hours. I expect to drink your best cup of tea then.”

 

“I know. The water here is mostly hard. I will have to search for some soft water for you.”

 

“Thank you.”

 

I lightly touched her head and then left.

It was because I had heard Jeanne shouting from a distance.

 

“Heeey! Demon Lord! We must depart! How can we win without our general?”

 

We had vastly inferior numbers in this fight.

 

Jeanne and I would have to do much in order for the decoy troops to do what they had to do.

 

A lot would depend on my ability as a commander and a fighter.

However, Eve had no doubts regarding either of them.

 

“I know that you will defeat this Sharltar, master. This is not a prophecy, it is merely an established fact.”

 

My maid’s expression was both comforting and charming as she declared this.

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6 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Eve: “I understand. I shall inform Jeanne of this and have the dwarven soldiers dispatched.”

    (Jeanne hasn’t been told yet about the change of plans to go early)

    Jeanne: “Heeey! Demon Lord! We must depart! How can we win without our general?”

    (Shake my head… And i facepalm many times. Luckily this is a new aspiring author, so an amateur writing is to be expected.)

  2. He sure believes in a lot of intangible and sentimental things for a realist. He is much more of an idealist than anything really.

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