Chapter 18:

EPILOGUE: A LEGEND'S DISAPPEARANCE (1st Arc End)

The Human Saint is Bored, so I was Summoned to Another World Vol. 5


So in the end, I had no other choice but to stay in my old room in the Holy Palatial Gardens.Bookmark here

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Well, it’s not that I’m angry at Maddie for destroying my house since I plan to have it renovated anyway, but I think she’s getting way too clingy lately.Bookmark here

Hmm…was it because we had so few intimate moments together?Bookmark here

In any case, I guess I’ll have to deal with her soon, that’s why I’m preparing for it right now.Bookmark here

“Sir Osmond, can you tell me where could I buy the prettiest ring in Arles?”Bookmark here

“Prettiest ring, huh?” the militiaman asked, “I knew a store for that, but what for?”Bookmark here

Oh, I forgot that this place was in a different world, thus it had a different culture compared to mine. And, since I intend to do it anyway, I explained to him…Bookmark here

“Well, from the place I came from, we give rings to the person we love as a sign of our willingness to marry.”Bookmark here

“Oh!” there’s a nasty smirk that formed on Sir Osmond’s face, “So our very own Lord Kuro would want to marry a girl now, huh? Tell me, who is it? Is it the Iron Princess? Or is it Lady Braunhauer? You’re pretty close to them!”Bookmark here

“Err…” I was having difficulty answering those questions. I don’t know how would he—as well as the rest of Chersea—received the truth. But, well, I think I’d have to tell them eventually…so why not now? “Both of them…”Bookmark here

Damn…you’re one lady-killer, Lord Kuro!” the militiaman commented, “Those are two of the bigshot ladies in this land. Haha! And I won’t be surprised if one day, you’ll marry our beloved Saint as well!”Bookmark here

“What a coincidence! I’m doing that too.”Bookmark here

“Surely, you jest.”Bookmark here

“It’s true.”Bookmark here

“Really? You swear by Her Holiness’ name?”Bookmark here

I nodded.Bookmark here

“Ptuu!!!!” Sir Osmond could not keep himself from spitting out the tea he was drinking. It almost hit me in the face, fortunately, I ducked in time, “My apologies for that, Lord Kuro. I was just surprised.”Bookmark here

“Don’t worry, I’m also surprised as well. I didn’t have an idea why would they want to marry someone like me, but I’ll be a responsible partner for them.”Bookmark here

Oh, Great Saint…my lord is becoming a real man now…”Bookmark here

“And stop calling me ‘lord’ for goodness’ sake. I’m still the same old Kuro!”Bookmark here

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And so, Sir Osmond helped me choose the rings for the four of them, Queen Jessica of Amaranth included. For Maddie, I chose a diamond ring with blue topaz in it, since I felt brave and courageous whenever she’s around. For Lily, I chose a gold ring with an emerald, for she symbolizes calm and patience for me.Bookmark here

As for Eris, I bought her a silver ring with garnet, because she showed me what passion and devotion to her loved ones were like, even going as far as betraying Maddie to avenge them.Bookmark here

And lastly, for Queen Jessica, I plan to give her this platinum ring with a lapis lazuli stone, for through her I learned the value of wisdom and awareness.Bookmark here

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“That sure is a lot of rings…” Sir Osmond commented after we came out of the jewelry store, “I hope your ladies will be happy with that.”Bookmark here

“Yes…I hope so too!”Bookmark here

“By the way, want to eat out for a bit?” he invited me, “You still have to treat me to the stories of how you defeated the Imperials! The food’s on me!”Bookmark here

“I could see no reason why not!”Bookmark here

And so, we went on our way to the famous restaurant Sir Osmond recommended to me. However, as we go along a narrow passageway…Bookmark here

“!!!”Bookmark here

Much to my surprise, I saw Ruro coming towards me! Or is it someone else? Well, I could somehow see that she looked like Ruro of the Wolf, but with longer hair and a restless expression on her face.Bookmark here

“Is that the Beastman Saint?” Sir Osmond asked.Bookmark here

“I don’t know…but she looks so different.” I stepped forward to greet her, “H-Hey there, Your Fluffy Holiness! Long time no see!”Bookmark here

“k-k-k…” she kept on muttering strange sounds.Bookmark here

“Are you alright?”Bookmark here

And then, without warning, she grabbed my hand and held it in an iron-like grip. It was painful and scary, but I kept my cool. Sir Osmond almost reached for his sword, but I stopped him midway.Bookmark here

“Your Fluffy Holiness… that’s you, right?”Bookmark here

“k-k-k…” those were the only sounds that she made.Bookmark here

“Sir Osmond, I guess we need to cancel the eat out for a bit.” I told my companion, “Will you help me bring the Beastman Saint to the Holy Palatial Gardens?”Bookmark here

“Sure thing!”Bookmark here

Sir Osmond then took Ruro’s other arm, but as we were about to carry her…Bookmark here

“!!!”Bookmark here

“Sir Osmond!”Bookmark here

Something hit the militiaman at the back of his head, causing him to lose consciousness. I turned around and what I saw was Kashca with a stick in her hand. And was that a pair of fox ears and a tail on her body?Bookmark here

“Kuro!” Ruro suddenly grab hold of me and pushed me down. Her face was red, and she was panting strangely. From that moment, I knew it had to be her ‘beastman’ instincts acting up.Bookmark here

“Your Fluffy Holiness!” I tried to reason with her, “Please stop! You’re out of your mind!”Bookmark here

“We’re sorry for this, Sir Kuro!” Kashca told me.Bookmark here

“What do you mean?”Bookmark here

“Someone wants you eliminated.” she explained, “And, seeing the opportunity, Her Holiness Lady Ruro of the Wolf proposed she took you to her land, instead.”Bookmark here

“Hey, wait! Maddie’s still waiting for me!”Bookmark here

“Kuro! You’re mine! You’re mine! You’re mine!” Ruro kept on mindlessly saying that, it brought me the creeps.Bookmark here

“So please, stop resisting and come with us.” Kashca said, “Anyway, you won’t be able to fight with your arms restrained like that.”Bookmark here

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***A few distances away from Kuro***Bookmark here

An unmarked carriage bearing the king of Nerfes, James Walter Reed II, was parked nearby the alleyway where Kuro encountered the Beastman Saint. The monarch watched silently from afar as Kashca and Ruro carried away their victim.Bookmark here

“…”Bookmark here

A smile then appeared on his face.Bookmark here

At long last, he finally can remove that pesky commoner from his beloved, Madelaine Ann Rubinforth…Bookmark here

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