The secret agreement with Shaldir Had been established, It’s been a while since I give a report to demon king-sama.
「You looks so busy, Vaito」
「Yes, I’ve cleaned up my ch.o.r.es」
Because I answered it so honestly, demon king-sama made a bitter smile.
「Is it like defeat fake hero, dropped the morale of north Miraldia army, brought the enemy magician to our side and established a secret agreement with trade city Shaldir?」
Compared to the difficulty of the demon king-sama’s objective, this was nothing more like a ch.o.r.e. It will be fine as long as I cleaned up this kind of things
It can’t be helped if demon king sama find this quite funny, so I put the report doc.u.ment on the desk.
「If this is just a ch.o.r.e, then maybe demon king army just a people who only do a ch.o.r.e. If you are asking for more bigger job, then isn’t it fine to withdraw from the demon king position and give it to you?」
「Pl-please wait a moment. If your majesty withdraw from the demon king position, then I will also resign myself from demon king army and go back to rural area」
「You really a man without any desire」
Demon King happily laughing, I also laugh intentionally.
Aide position is really comfortable you know.
「You did a good job in the fake hero case. How about that fake saint?」
「Right now, she can be called as my aide. her personality is gentle, not ambitious and a nice person」
Lash’s illusion is a first cla.s.s. It can be used at the tactical level. She is a coward, but her core is a nice person.
demon king nodded deeply.
「You are skillful in finding out enemies. Beyond that arm, you have more to surpa.s.sed」
「That word is too good for me」
I can’t simply kill the enemy and just leave it to rot…….
But since I got praised, I keep silent about it.
「And for the viceroy of Shaldir’s case, your skill has been demonstrated very well」
「No, it was just a failure……」
I honestly told him that I had misunderstood about Alam’s personality and that I had carelessly scared him.
「originally, I am not a person who able to persuade people. It’s just that I was a former human being. It was hard for me to know that he was desperately playing the role as schemer」
「Hmm, I see」
Demon lord was nodding.
「But, Vaito. In the first place, the idea of performing oneself to be different from usual doesn’t exist in demon kin. There’s no one who will be able to understand that lad」
That’s certainly true.
even among the demon, it didn’t necessary to make a character. Things were decided by strength. Even if they are equal, they somehow able to determine which one is above the other.
If the opponent is a strong person, then it’s okay as long as you do exactly to what the opponent said, if the opponent is weak, it’s okay to protect them if necessary. that’s it.
Demon king-sama talked gently to me.
「Human society is complicated. There are a lot of points that can’t be understood by demon kin which survive by a simple and clear way of life. That’s the reason why I need someone like you. but maybe there will be a lot of hardships」
demon king-sama made a wry smile and I unintentionally laughed.
「No, mine is easier than the hardship from the pressure that demon king-sama get. So please leave it to me」
No good, I promised without consideration again.
Hearing my word, demon king-sama nodded and say.
「With you as an ally, Viceroy Alam will turn Miraldia Alliance into his enemy. At a time like that the true value of demon king army will be asked whether we can protect them or not.
It surely made me anxious.
Anyhow, the people in this world able to kill random people or a whole family…… No, maybe it’s because in the previous life I live in peace. Because how comfortable it is, it seems I lost the judgment around that part.
Demon king-sama was strangely happy and laughed with his head tilted.
「Is there something wrong?」
「No, it’s nothing. Hmm, I see……..hmm hmm」
Why are you laughing like that, demon king-sama?
「Along with the expansion of ruled area, surely you need more power from now on. My right-hand man, I’ll bestow you 500 knights from blue scale knight order as your subordinate」
Speaking of blue scale knight order, it was an elite that leads by aide Bartz of demon king army first division.
「Y-you must not do that demon king-sama. They are a shield that protects your majesty right!?」
However, demon king-sama shakes his head.
「They are not to protect me. But to protect the future of demon kin. And it was not in here but in Rune Height」
demon king-sama raised up and place his hand on my shoulder.
「When I approached Bartz before, Bartz willingly accepted it because we are a friend from the same first division」
「But, who will protect your majesty……」
The red scale knight order who is equal with The blue scale knight order was dispatch to the north.
Many of the infantry forces of the first division are still in the Grunstadt castle, but it was still not enough with just an infantry alone.
「Don’t worry Vaito. I am more than enough to protect myself. I can’t be called as demon king if I can’t do that」
Demon king-sama said so and then laughed.
「Thanks to my retainer, I have a lot of free time. It made me a bit uneasy if I didn’t do things like demon king once in a while」
「……Thank you for your benevolence」
I bowed very deeply and respectfully accept the goodwill of demon king-sama.
「If they fight along with Vaito the hero killer, I’m sure my subordinate will be in high spirit」
Aide Bartz was laughing and marched along with me.
「What I defeated is just a fake hero, so I’m not proud of it」
「But it still the fact that they are a threat for the second division. It was amazing.
What they ride is a bipedal monster called mount dragon. I can’t put heavy things on it, but they had a good maneuverability because it has 2 feet.
And its greatest forte is its nature because mount dragon is a carnivorous animal, so it’s a natural enemy for the horse. Therefore, the horse rider is instinctively reluctant to fight the mount dragon.
So it can be called as cavalry anti unit.
But they want to be ride only by dragonewt.
Thanks to that, I’m walking right now. An ordinary horse can’t march together with them, so I can’t ride a horse.
Even though I am also an aide…….
「You just grinned while getting depressed since a while ago, is there something wrong?」
「N-no. I’m glad to be able to fight along with blue scale knight order, but I’m keenly aware of the weight of the responsibility.」
Then, aide Bartz smiled and laughed.
「It’s also the same with us. We will be more diligent so we can be used to serve Vaito-dono」
Wow, so reliable.
But with this, my troops will become more and more in chaos…….
After I came back to Rune Height with blue scale knight order, inujin corps was making a place for the dragon user.
「Ah, it’s Vaito-sama」
「Welcome back, Vaito-sama」
「Uwaa, a real dragon!」
Well, what you made right now is a building for the mount dragon to rest right. Why you be so surprised like that.
「Vaito-sama, can we ride this too?」
「No, it’s impossible. Only dragonewt who is able to ride it.
「Ehh….. it’s regrettable」
Just go back and do your job already.
When I returned to Rune Height, the tiredness from the trip was still not healed yet.
When I was thinking about what to do with the dragonewt soldier and the food for mount dragon, Aura ran to me.
「It’s bad desu! The Miraldia Alliance army is coming to Shaldir from the north!」
「What!? Who gives that report!?」
「It’s a fast horse from Rune Height trade merchant desu! the composition is around 2000 cavalry and 2000 infantry from the reserved army!」
「What about siege weapon?」
「It seems n.o.body saw it desu」
If there’s no siege weapon, then I think they didn’t want to attack Shaldir seriously. Perhaps it is a kind of political performance.
But I had an unpleasant premonition about this.
I stood up.
「Called werewolf, centaur troops, and blue scale knight order. Maybe Alam is in crisis right now」