The trial of the Guardian God of Sloth . As the demons grow stronger each time, the hero is currently undergoing this trial . This is a test to see if the hero is worthy; if he is, then he will be rewarded with new skills and abilities .
The trial is different each time . Once, it was to answer a riddle with a time limit of three days and nights . However, as I’m too lazy to bother .
“You’ve finished the trial . You can go back now . ”
“Eh? That’s it?” the hero asked .
” shouldn’t you be proud human? ” Runamiria then says with a cold tone .
“It’s not as you humans think . You can’t even scratch Guardian-sama and yet you are perhaps thinking about duelling him?”
Hero-kun’s face suddenly becomes ugly .
“Everyone, attack,! ”
An youthful impulse . Ah, it starts to become troublesome . Aah… I’m so lazy…
“Sonic Slash! ”
” Rock-Splitting Strike!”
The hero jumped while a warrior with a giant sword swung it down . The monk-like member and the girl starts to chant behind them .
Maybe one is in charge of recovery and the other is in charge of magic . A typical party formation .
I block the hero’s attack using my right arm and the sword using only one finger from my left hand .
“Seriously? ” ” Don’t stop! ”
The warrior sends another kick towards my face . I receive it with my forehead . It has decent power but is too weak to do any damage to me . Then he takes a step backwards .
” Triple lance! ”
The hero unleashes his spell as the warrior moves back . An combination magic attack of fire, ice, and thunder .
It’s a good spell but I easily cancel it with a spell of my own . “In the name of God, evil will be punished . Holy Strike! ” This is the spell that the monk-like man was chanting .
A chain of light comes down from the sky . It is heavy . While his appearance doesn’t look it, his faith is quite high .
“Paula, now!” “Flame Tornado!”
The moment that that voice was heard, my view becomes filled with fire . Just as the name suggests, it is a high level magic flame tornado .
I move my wings lightly to generate wind and the flame disappears . “This can’t be…”
“Seriously . . ”
“Not what I expected…”
The hero party is looking at me with a sad look .
Oh dear . Was that their ultimate move? Not even a single strand of my hair is burned .
“Hero . . If it’s like this your power isn’t even enough to defeat the common demons . ”
I’ll give a hint too .
“You can’t even dream about defeating the one controlling the demons, the Demon Lord . ”
“There’s a Demon Lord?”
It should be mentioned that the previous hero didn’t tell him . “God, please protect the people . ”
What? If you ask me, it will be troublesome . I created a hero like you to lessen my work . Or should I kill him and create a new one? Well, let’s see if talking works .
“Hero, if you don’t stop him, this is what will happen . ” I instantly cast an illusion on them .
“Pigna! Dad! Mom! Everyone! Stop!” [ED: The last one is directed towards the demons…]
” Stop that… Please… ”
” Dad, mom, teacher… Why? ” “Oh God! The children!”
The hero sees an illusion of his village overrun by demons . They kill everyone mercilessly .
The hero and his party continue breathing heavily even after I release the illusion .
“Now, that was what would happen if you don’t stop the Demon Lord . ”
Honestly their ability isn’t that bad . A little bit more and they can scratch me . It’s only a matter of time .
“If you don’t strengthen your resolve, you may die as well . ”
I cast a big fire to intimidate them . Of course they really may die, but this is necessary to test their mental strength .
” I… I will defeat the demons and the Demon Lord . I will marry Pigna and make lots of kids with her . ”
After the hero finished, it’s the girl turn .
“The Demon Lord? I don’t care . I’ll burn them all! ”
“The demon lord behind the demon invasion? Interesting . ” “True peace won’t be achieved if we don’t defeat him!” Whoa, the hero party is quite courageous .
” Now, Ars Funnel . You may have talent but you must also have courage . ”
That was a good speech from me . I wonder if it was enough . ” I know… Everyone… Let’s do it . ”
They pick up their weapon and prepare for round two .
Now, let’s continue .
” Die…! ”
” Oryaa… . ”
Hero-kun and the warrior comes forward and attack continuously . It has a higher chance of succeeding than if they do it one by one .
“O God, please bless our weapons . Weapon Maximize!”
The monk chants magic to increase attack . Their attacks then becomes sharper .
Hmm . . I might need to fight a little more seriously .
“God will protect us against our enemies . Maximize shield!” The monk once again cast a defence magic .
Why a defensive spell?
“Oi! Are you insane?”
Behind the monk, the girl chants her magic . She collects a high density of mana .
“Paula do it now!”
“It doesn’t matter if we’re hit!” It’s a suicide dialogue .
<> is the highest levelled spell of the black flame type . She casted the spell without care as to whether it will hit the hero and the
Now, if this is what you want,…
“Whaaa… Its’ hot . ”
“Heal please… Heal…”
The hero and the warrior cries out pathetically . “God please heal our wound! All heal!”
It’s show time!
I deliberately turn off my defence . “Uaarrghh…”
The black fire clings to my body . It didn’t actually hurt but it did crack my scales .
“Superb . I didn’t think you could ever manage even that . ”
Then I peel off my scales and reveal another layer of tough, unharmed scales underneath .
“How is he so though…”
“We only damaged his first layer of scales . There is not even a scratch on the second layer!”
” Guys… Let’s attack again…”
Uwah… Those are the words that I want to hear . Brave hero! Maybe he can really defeat the Demon Lord .
“Nice spirit! Come hero!”
They gather around the monk and he uses healing magic to restore the party .
“Dieee… . !”
“Here I come…!”
A mithril sword, longsword and bishop staff all come flying at me . “Earth Spike!”
Bright magic spells come flying at me from the witch too . “Longsword Strike!”
The monk and warrior both send crushing blow . It’s rather painful since I don’t have my outer layer of scales . I may even pass out from of the pain .
The girl casts it on my feet . It causes my figure to collapse . From the corner of my eyes, I see Hero-kun jumping .
“This is your chance!”
The opportunity comes from their team play .
The hero sword is shining brightly . “Uryaaa…”
I receive the shining blade with my palm as the Hero swings it down . I feel only some pain but I was sent a few meters back . The power wasn’t bad .
The shining light continues to cut . ”Noo…”
I reach my bed… I look at my palm and see a single drop of blood . The source is a thin cut, as thin as a sheet of paper .
However Hero-kun is lying on the ground . The mana consumption seems to be very great .
“Alright Hero… You have passed the test . ”
As soon as she sees my palm, Runamiria’s look becomes scary . “We pass?”
The hero shows an unbelievable face .
“Yes, and it’s due to your last attack . It has a “heaven” attribute and is called <> . ”
The skill was of course given by me . The battle was kind of like a tutorial to gain skill .
I also chose the right time to make the tutorial more dramatic and epic . “Brave… . Slash…”
The hero’s face is happy and he trembles with excitement . Then a strange silence falls upon us . What’s next again?
Then with a cough, Runamiria starts to speak .
“Now Hero, please defeat the demons and Demon Lord of Makai, and bring peace to the world . ”
However, I actually wanted the demons and humans to live alongside each other in peace .
“If you meet the Demon Lord, please try not to kill him . ” However they couldn’t understand my reasoning .
“He isn’t a bad guy except for doing radical things sometimes, like massacre . ”
“Well then, God of Sloth, we take our leave . ”
“I’ll pray for your success, Ars Funnel . ”
Thus the brave Ars Funnel succeed in clearing the God of Sloth trial . Hang in there Ars, don’t lose…
“Finally it’s over…”
I lay down on the ground . I’m so tired . Seriously, among the Guardian Gods, I’m the most busy .
“Thank you for all the hard work Guardian-sama . ” It was Runamiria . “Have they left?”
“Yes, it is dangerous for them to stay too long . ”
“Oh . Then let’s pray for their safety . ”
“Guardian-sama, please show me your hand . ”
Runamiria takes my hand and a warm light of healing magic wraps around my hand . It healed the wound instantly .
“You didn’t have to say that . ”
“Then, my work is finished . I’ll sleep now…” “Guardian-sama, your bed…”
Aah, it was damaged…
“It will be impossible for me to use it if I return to my dragon form . I’ll stay like this for now . ”
“Guardian-sama… If you don’t mind…”
What comes is a shy high pitched voice . “Guardian-sama, please use my lap as your pillow . ” “Seriously?”
I can’t believe that she is offering herself as a lap pillow .
“Well, sleeping in my human form on the hard rock bed may hurt my body . If you’re okay with it, Runamiria, I’ll take you up on your offer . ”
“Yes please . . It’s an honour . ”
Runamiria sits down and cleans her lap many times . “Guardian-sama, if you please…”
“Please pardon me…”
I put my head on top of her lap . It has a nice soft feeling… Like a foam pillow…
“Then, I’ll go to sleep now…”
“Yes Guardian-sama… Good night…”
I peek a bit and see a giant satisfied smile on Runamiria face… With that, I let go of my consciousness…