I could not draw the sacred sword, so I returned to my homeland, Barseille.
The courtroom is silent.
I ducked my head and bit my teeth in frustration.
"I'm asking you again - you say you couldn't obtain the sacred sword?"
"Yes. I'm afraid so."
"And then someone took Armand's sacred weapon before you could, and you came back to this country with nothing to show for it?
I heard a loud sigh.
It was obvious that disappointment was in the air.
The king's disappointment is great because his expectations were high.
My body trembles with anger.
This happened because of the Manyu Brigade, which continued to steal my credit.
I should have been the one to receive all that praise, to the point where I got tired of it.
However, the reality is different.
I don't want to lower my head in front of a bunch of weak, stupid morons.
If I could, I would kill them all, right here and now.
''Your Majesty, can't you give me one more chance? Maybe I was just incompatible with Grigit's sacred weapon.''
"Hmm, that is possible. In the past, someone who couldn't get the sacred weapon from one temple, succeeded in a different one. That's okay, you can go get the other sacred weapon. The nearest one is in... Chancellor?"
"It's at Northstar, your highness."
Hearing that, a smile broke out on my face.
Northstar is a small country in the middle of nowhere with higher temperatures and humidity than here, right?
Moreover, it is under the umbrella of a major power antagonistic to Barseille.
Now that the Demon King has appeared, we're cooperating with them somewhat, but it probably doesn't look good.
But I can't speak of this story.
Now that the royal family's trust in me is being shaken, the first thing I must do is to regain it.
I have to get the sacred sword at all costs and make myself a hero.
"I have learned that the race of demons are hiding there, and they are wreaking havoc in the country. So I order you to kill them all."
"As you command."
I had no choice but to accept it in silence.
I traveled south through Barseilles.
And we finally arrived at Northstar.
In fact, I wanted to see Toru's wretched figure before I started my journey, but I couldn't say so.
If I don't recover here, I will be the most useless hero in history.
And even if I defeated the Demon King, the recognition I would receive would be very poor.
My magic eye is not all-powerful either.
The subject must be of the opposite sex only, and must be of a lower level than mine.
In addition, if an antidote is used, the effect is lost and the spell cannot be cast on the subject again.
Not to mention that the effect diminishes with the passage of time.
Although it is a wonderful power, it has its shortcomings.
And this "Demonic Eye of Seduction" is designated as a forbidden ability.
In other words, it is a dangerous ability that makes you a target to be defeated just for possessing it.
If I didn't have my stealth skills, I would have been sent to the execution block by now.
"Sain, I'm getting dizzy."
"Shut up, you're very annoying."
"These roads are worse than Balseille."
''It would have been better if Sain had pulled out the holy sword back at the temple. Haah~.''
Lisa's sighs made my stress go through the roof.
Every minute my patience is wearing thin with the complaints of these stupid women.
I've been so frustrated lately that I haven't even had sex.
I should have known it was too soon to get rid of Toru.
He was a nuisance, but he took the initiative and took care of us. He kept the balance in the party by consulting every decision with me. Most importantly, he was the best partner I could have to make me feel superior.
If I had known things would be like this, I would have first gotten the sacred sword, given him some of the credit and then thrown him out.
The carriage was swaying all the time.
"Hey, how far is it to the temple?"
"We're almost there."
This place is very far away. We would have gotten there faster walking.
Who was the idiot who thought of coming by carriage?
Damn it... It was me.
"Sir, we're about to arrive in the city. Shall we stop by in case you want to buy something?
"Yes! We need to eat!"
The gluttonous Nei exclaimed at the top of her lungs without consulting us first.
Aaagh. What an annoying woman you are, Nei.
Just being near you depresses me.
The carriage entered the city and stopped at a suitable place.
"This place looks great!"
"What do you say, Sain?"
"I think it's okay. If you're hungry, I won't care."
"Oh, this place has a strange smell."
We entered the restaurant and placed an order.
Everything on the table were dishes I had never seen before.
Insects fried in oil.
A river fish with sharp fangs.
Roasted arm of something with three fingers.
Eyes floating in a red soup.
Is this Northstar's food?
"It's surprisingly good. This worm is crunchy."
Nei is capable of eating anything.
I lost my appetite when I saw Nei chewing on those insects.
It is decided. Nei will be the next to go.
Soara and Lisa are eating bread and salad.
I should have played it safe and ordered bread and salad as well.
"Why isn't Sain eating?"
However, I have no choice but to put up with it and eat it here.
I am a hero trying to make a name for myself in history.
I can't be afraid of this kind of thing.
"This is the temple of Northstar."
"It still houses the sacred sword."
"What's wrong with Sain?"
"...Don't talk to me right now."
My stomach has been upset for several hours.
If I'm not careful, something inside me will come out, and it won't be anything good.
But this is no time to get sick. I have something to do.
I'm finally here, and there's something I want to check right away.
I don't know if I will be able to pull out the sacred sword.
No... I should be able to do it.
This time I feel like I'm going to make it.
I placed my hands on the door and pushed it.
"What is it, Sain?
"Open the door."
"Are you nervous?"
Don't make a sound.
I am concentrating.
If I don't distribute my power properly, it could be catastrophic.
All right, I'm ready.
Let's do 70% in the hips and 30% with both hands.
The door opens smoothly.
My force distribution was correct.
I can do it.
Once I have the sacred sword in my hands, I will leave here immediately.
I walked down the hallway to the large room.
There was a sacred sword nailed to the pedestal.
"Come on, Sain."
"You'll get it this time."
"You can do it. You're the hero."
I walked slowly as the three girls were cheering me on.
It was a long way to the pedestal.
Ugggh. You are a hero, don't let your emotions leak out.
I'm getting there.
Just a little more...
It won't be long now until all this suffering is over.
I managed to reach the pedestal and place my hands on the sword.
"What are you doing, just get it out at once!"
I was making force but the sword did not come out.
My stomach hurts so much, it feels unfair.
"Is something wrong with you Sain? You have a lot of sweat on your forehead."
"Yes, your face is very pale."
"If you don't feel well just say so, I can help you."
Nei grabs my arm.
And the sword came out with a jerk.
As soon as the sacred sword was pulled out, a large amount of something else also came out. (poop)
Suddenly, everything felt right....
My mind went completely blank.