Chapter 1:

CHAPTER 1: THE HUMAN SAINT IS BORED

The Human Saint is Bored, so I was Summoned to Another World Vol. 1


When I opened my eyes, there was a face before me.Bookmark here

Hmm…what?” I muttered, since I’m still half-asleep.Bookmark here

“What?” the person curtly replied.Bookmark here

“Huh?” When my mind cleared, I realized that a beautiful girl was looking down at me. Surprised, I quickly got up, but…Bookmark here

“OW!” we both blurted out. Looks like I hit her chin against my forehead when I sprang up. However, it didn’t matter now. I had to ask the important questions first…which was…Bookmark here

“Hey, who the hell are you?” See, I’m a private person; I never liked it when someone suddenly showed up in my room uninvited. But well, now that I have a clear look of the girl before me, I immediately noticed her long silver hair. And her silvery eyebrows. And her silvery-blue eyes.Bookmark here

Yep, a real beauty. Something around the level of the goddesses.Bookmark here

“Weeelllll…” She stared at me, confused. “My name is Madelaine Ann Rubinforth. I know my name’s pretty long, so they just call me Maddie. And you are?”Bookmark here

“Me? I’m…” my voice immediately died down; I realized something horrifying.Bookmark here

“Hmm?” Maddie asked with curious eyes, “What’s the matter?”Bookmark here

Err…uh…my name.” Blood drained from my face, “I remember nothing about it.” My eyes went around in a panic, trying to grasp the situation before me. My heart was beating fast, and I felt like throwing up.Bookmark here

Fortunately, I held myself from vomiting.Bookmark here

“…”Bookmark here

A few moments later, I understood what’s happening. Bookmark here

The walls, the pillars, even the ceiling…This wasn’t the room I slept in before. I’m not in my house anymore!Bookmark here

“That’s odd.” Maddie replied, deep in thought. “I followed the instructions given to me, but all that happened is I summoned a strange person.”Bookmark here

Huh? Summoned?” I remembered some stories before about being summoned into another world, and becoming a big-shot or something of sorts, “Does this mean, this is another world?”Bookmark here

Dumbfounded, Maddie asked, “What are you talking about? Are you telling me that you came another world than this one? Aren’t you human?”Bookmark here

“Well, I’m indeed a human.” I replied, “But where I came from, there’s not one human with beautiful silver hair such as yours.”Bookmark here

Maddie proudly puffed out her chest. “Of course. I am a special existence.” she had this smug expression on her face as she continued, “If you still don’t know, you’re currently talking to the great ‘Saint of Chersea’.”Bookmark here

“Oh.”Bookmark here

“HAH?” Maddie’s eyes widened, and her voice turned sour. “Is that all that you have to say? You’re in front of one of the most beautiful, generous, and powerful girls in the entire land and all that you say is ‘Oh’?”Bookmark here

I stared at Maddie with utter disinterest. Sure enough, she’s a beautiful girl. But, well, I’m not that good with people like her. I hate that type of self-absorbed attitude. Bookmark here

So anyway, once I learned more about my situation, I asked, “So, uh, ‘Great Saint Maddie’, can you return me to my room?”Bookmark here

Eh? What are you talking about?”Bookmark here

“I asked if you can return me to my room. Maybe my memories would come back as well.” I explained.Bookmark here

“Impossible.”Bookmark here

“Figures.” Well, I sort of expected this result. The isekai stories I had read before had this kind of setting as well. They could summon the guy. But of course, they won’t be able to return him to his old world…or the story will end.Bookmark here

Now that I think about it, am I in some kind of novel or what?Bookmark here

“You seem pretty calm given your situation, Mister.”Bookmark here

“Well, I’ve read many stories before that are like my situation right now.” I looked around, noting my surroundings. The pure white walls, the imposing marble pillars that dotted that place at regular intervals, and the high, domed ceiling…Bookmark here

“Yep, I think I’m in a different world. What’s this place called again?”Bookmark here

“Chersea. You’re on the continent of Chersea.” Bookmark here

“I see. From what I can recall, I came from a place called Earth. And though we got seven continents, none of it has the name of ‘Chersea’.”Bookmark here

Ooh…the ‘seven continents’ part is already unbelievable.” Maddie’s eyes widened. “We only got two landmasses, North and South Chersea. And here I thought I summoned a weirdo.Bookmark here

“Hey,” I’m slightly offended by that; but no matter, I’d just let it pass. I think it’s not good for me to get angry at this moment since I don’t even know the person before me, nor anything about this world. “Anyway, since you summoned me, it means that I’m needed for something, right? So, what do you want from me, Miss ‘Great Saint’?”Bookmark here

Ah right!” Maddie clapped her hands as if she remembered something important, “Actually, I summoned you because I’m bored.”Bookmark here

Haha…surely, you jest.” I let out a dry, forceful, and sarcastic laugh.Bookmark here

“Nope.” Maddie snapped her fingers, and instantly a gilded bed came out. Bookmark here

Magic! Bookmark here

That must be magic, as your standard fantasy world should have. She let herself fall on the soft bedding and pillows, without taking care of the human she just summoned. “Haa…I wanted to call something wild and chaotic. Maybe create a ruckus, but a normal person appeared. Now all of my excitement disappeared. Poof! Just like that, in an instant.”Bookmark here

Then, without further ado, the Great Saint of Chersea named Maddie went to sleep.Bookmark here

“…”Bookmark here

I’m…I’m dumbfounded by the carefree attitude of this girl who claimed that she’s a saint. Bookmark here

Now, what do I do?Bookmark here

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Hey!”Bookmark here

“…”Bookmark here

“Heeeyyyy!”Bookmark here

Uhh…this again? Did I wake up from the ‘otherworldly’ dream?Bookmark here

I opened my eyes. Another shining white environment.Bookmark here

“Ah, finally!” a cheerful voice chirped in. “Welcome!”Bookmark here

“Did I get summoned once again?”Bookmark here

“Of course not!”Bookmark here

“I see. No wonder I can’t remember my name. So where in the hell is this?”Bookmark here

The voice laughed. “No silly! This isn’t a hell of course.”Bookmark here

“Then this is heaven?”Bookmark here

Nah. Wrong.”Bookmark here

“Some sort of purgatory?”Bookmark here

Uhh…maybe if you stop asking questions, I can explain to you?”Bookmark here

“Alright.” I fell quiet.Bookmark here

“Anyway, welcome to the land called Chersea, Mister…”Bookmark here

“I just told you, I can’t remember my name.”Bookmark here

“Right…” the voice trailed away, before going loud again, “Again, welcome!”Bookmark here

“Yeah, I know. You just welcomed me before that.”Bookmark here

Err…sorry. It’s just that, it’s my first-time welcoming otherworldly people like you. I’m shy around others, see?”Bookmark here

Oh, okay.” Suddenly, I realized, “Wait a minute…I think I get it now! Isn’t this—isn’t this the obligatory ‘isekai’ scene where the protagonist meets the deity of the world he gets summoned to? So, you’re the god of this place? Am I getting an overpowered attribute? How many girls will fall in love with me in this place?”Bookmark here

“H-hold on a b-bit!” the disembodied voice was stammering, “Can you please slow down?”Bookmark here

Ah, sorry! I got too excited.”Bookmark here

“Anyway, close your eyes for a bit.”Bookmark here

I did what the voice told me to. Then, when it ordered me to open my eyes, what came into my view was a lush green valley dotted with a few trees, bisected by a calm river in the middle. The azure sky was clear of clouds, yet the sun was shining not too bright, nor did it give extreme heat. Bookmark here

The scene is utterly breathtaking…Bookmark here

“I didn’t know that Chersea is this beautiful.”Bookmark here

“Yes…” the voice added, “Only, this isn’t Chersea.”Bookmark here

“What? Then if this isn’t Chersea, where is this?”Bookmark here

“Just a randomly generated scenery for you to enjoy. Think of it as the wallpaper of the old Windows XP, only without that scary login sound. And proof that this isn’t heaven nor hell as you think it is.” the voice’s pace was getting faster, “And I’m not a god either, so there’s no overpowered skill, nor am I capable of making girls fall in love to you. And this isn’t an obligatory scene from an overused novel theme either.”Bookmark here

Ah alright, alright! Please slow down as well.” I turned my eyes back to the scene. “So whatever-or-whoever-you-are, why did you make me appear in this place? Need something from me?”Bookmark here

“Nothing as well.”Bookmark here

This again? Seriously, was the theme ‘powerful-gods-or-saints-or-whoever-they-are-summoning-unsuspecting people-from-other-worlds-just-for-their-satisfaction,’ the trend nowadays? Bookmark here

Why does this voice bring me here? Why did I even come to Chersea if I’m not needed?Bookmark here

“About that, I’m sorry for my minor mistake. I brought you here precisely because I’d like to apologize for it, and to explain the matter to you.” my invisible partner answered the question in my mind. Bookmark here

So this fellow can read my thoughts?Bookmark here

“Precisely. I’m a powerful being after all.”Bookmark here

“Okay, I get it.” I shrugged; there’s nothing else I could do about my situation anyway, “So, would you mind explaining to me what ‘mistake’ did you do in connection to my summoning?”Bookmark here

“Yes…well, technically, it’s not a mistake. That summoning circle of the Human Saint, Madelaine Ann Rubinforth, used contains a spell dedicated for transporting you here to Chersea. I gave it to her accidentally.”Bookmark here

“Ahh…” So, it was an accident, huh? Now I get it—Bookmark here

Wait, what? You’re planning on summoning me, after all! Who are you anyway? Bookmark here

Err…uh, can you please calm down for a bit? I wanted to summon you, but not now.”Bookmark here

Can you show yourself? Don’t you know I look stupid here talking to a disembodied voice?Bookmark here

Oh…okay… Please wait for a moment.”Bookmark here

Silence prevailed for several moments. It was a long one; and for me, it’s as if it would never end. My heart was already beating wildly and my head sweated. I was wondering if that disembodied voice had left me when I felt someone appear from behind. Bookmark here

Not wishing to be surprised, I slowly turned around to see who it was…Bookmark here

“…”Bookmark here

Another beautiful girl stood before me, smiling. She had long, shiny black hair tied in braids and a cheerful pair of eyes. From what I could guess, she seemed to be around 16 years of age; but what caught my attention the most was the pair of big, pure white wings on her back.Bookmark here

An angel?Bookmark here

“H-hello!” the girl broke the ice, “Did my appearance satisfy you? Sorry, but I’m not an angelic being like you think I am. If I may put my existence to you in a single word, you may call me a ‘Saint’.Bookmark here

“Saint? Like that silver-haired girl who summoned me?”Bookmark here

The girl nodded.Bookmark here

“I didn’t know you guys are too powerful.”Bookmark here

“Well, in this world, we Saints are an exceptional existence. There’s no god or goddess assigned in guiding everyday life in Chersea, unlike in the old Earth. Instead, the gods granted divine powers to their chosen representatives in this land. That’s what we are, the Saints.”Bookmark here

Whoa. That’s a pretty heavy responsibility, eh? Divine powers, huh? No wonder that silver-haired Saint can summon me.”Bookmark here

“I’m happy you absorbed all of those in one explanation.” the black-haired Saint chuckled, “This proves you are that person…”Bookmark here

Err…hold on, you talk like you know something about me.Bookmark here

“Eh?” taken aback, the black-haired Saint stammered, “Err…uh, well…n-no…”Bookmark here

So you know something about me; your expression gives it all away, even if you try to deny it!Bookmark here

Err…uhm, please d-don’t stare at m-me that much!” the black-haired Saint’s face was red.Bookmark here

“Sorry.”Bookmark here

“It’s fine!” she replied, flustered, but still smiling. “Well, honestly, I know you. However, I can’t tell everything about you in one go, see?”Bookmark here

Why’s that? Can’t you at least tell me about my name?Bookmark here

“S-sorry, I can’t! If I do that, I won’t get too much screen time.”Bookmark here

Ha?Bookmark here

“Please don’t mind me. Haha…” the black-haired Saint scratched her head, “A-anyway, if you wish to know more about yourself, please come find me at a place called Lake Antares.”Bookmark here

Antares? Can’t you just tell me the information I need right here, since you’re already wasting your powers?Bookmark here

Hmm, as much as I’d like to have a chat with you, I think you need to go back now.”Bookmark here

Oh, okay I guess.” I prepared myself to be transported back to that white room of the silver-haired Saint. Bookmark here

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However, something was bothering me about the girl I was talking to. I’d like to give her this question, but I couldn’t properly remember what I wanted to ask her.Bookmark here

“Now if you’d close your eyes, the moment you wake up you’ll have to be quick and prepared. Are you ready?”Bookmark here

“Yeah…” Bookmark here

And then, just as I closed my eyes…Bookmark here

“!!!”Bookmark here

I realized the question that’s been bothering me!Bookmark here

Ah! Black-haired Saint, before I go, I’d like to ask why do you talk like you know my old world?”Bookmark here

Initially surprised, she quickly recovered from it, and her lips drew a beautiful yet nostalgic, bittersweet smile.Bookmark here

“Well, it’s because I also came from Earth, you know?”Bookmark here

“Wha—”,Bookmark here

After hearing that, pure whiteness filled my vision before it eventually blacked out.Bookmark here

Wait. I didn’t even get that Saint’s name.Bookmark here

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Loud clanging and crashing noises rudely awakened me immediately after my consciousness returned. I immediately sprang up from the floor and looked around.Bookmark here

“…” Bookmark here

A young girl in a maid outfit stood by the door, and she was staring at me with a terrified expression on her face. Bookmark here

Err, hello?” I waved a little at her, trying to diffuse the tension brought about by our sudden meeting. However…Bookmark here

“Kyaaa! There’s a boy inside Her Holiness’ room! Heeeeeeellllllpppppp!” That scream rang out well and echoed throughout the entire place.Bookmark here

Wait—please calm down!” Frantic, I looked back at the bed of the silver-haired saint, hoping that she’d be awake and would solve this awkward situation. Bookmark here

“…”Bookmark here

But man, this girl can sleep like a rock! I mean, that scream by the maid almost tore my eardrums apart, yet the Saint kept on sleeping as if nothing happened.Bookmark here

The maid pulled a wand from her uniform then pointed it at me, “Stay where you are, pervert, or Eris will incinerate you! Don’t you know it’s a crime to enter Her Holiness’ quarters without her permission?”Bookmark here

Oh, is it?” Shit. Looks like I’m in for some deep trouble…Bookmark here

“Well, not yet.” caught off-guard by what I said, the maid lowered her wand a little as she pondered, “But Eris thinks the council of the human kings will issue a decree about trespassing in Her Holiness’ room! ANYWAY! The ‘incinerate’ part of Eris’ threat is real, so don’t you move a muscle!”Bookmark here

Err…I, uh, will you please hear me out first?” I kneeled before her, clasping my hands, “I’ve done nothing wrong with that sleeping girl, I swear. If you’ll look at it, she’s the one at fault for bringing me here!”Bookmark here

“HA?” the maid became even scarier, “Did Eris hear what you just said?”Bookmark here

“Well, duh…isn’t it obvious? We’re less than a few meters away from each other.”Bookmark here

“Oh right. Sorry, Eris got carried away. Haha…” the maid composed herself before shouting, “BLASPHEMY! You just said blasphemy toward the holy saint! You’re blaming her for your sins! Unacceptable!” Her shrill voice was enough for me to wince and cover my ears; I looked back at Saint Maddie, hoping that she’s up by now…Bookmark here

“…”Bookmark here

Yep, she’s still soundly sleeping. What the freaking hell?Bookmark here

“Good lord, my trouble keeps on increasing…” Panicking, I was thinking about the various legal cases I might end up with at Chersea’s justice court—if there’s any, that is. “Even blaming the Saint is a crime here?”Bookmark here

“Not yet as well. But Eris thinks it will be, soon.”Bookmark here

“What made you say that?”Bookmark here

“Eris just thinks so.”Bookmark here

God, I’m trapped in a world full of weirdos.Bookmark here

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Kyaaaaaaaahaha!”Bookmark here

The entire place shook by the simultaneous explosions here and there, courtesy of the assorted magic spells being thrown at me by the infuriated servants of Her Holiness. Naturally, I ran for my life.Bookmark here

And yes, that girly scream came from me just now.Bookmark here

The Saint’s maids could use magic, and they could do it with deadly precision. The thirst for blood was clear in their eyes, and their desire to obliterate me was clear.Bookmark here

“L-Let me explain my side, p-please!”Bookmark here

They never tried to listen, “Burn that boy! Don’t let him escape!”Bookmark here

“What did I ever do to deserve this?”Bookmark here

“All men are perverts, and perverts are all men!” the maids recited that mantra while marching in unison. And hey, when did they get those red banners with a swastika? And why were they doing the goose-step now? And why was that maid at the front wearing a toothbrush mustache while doing a ‘Nazi’ salute? Bookmark here

“Hitler, is that you?” I muttered a rhetorical question. Ah, anyway, I have to run!Bookmark here

Another fire spell shot from behind me and landed just a few yards from my spot. Fortunately, I dodged it before exploding. The resulting force broke all the glass windows and flower vases that lined along the hallways. Glass and clay shards of various sizes and sharpness scattered all over the floor. Bookmark here

It was then that I realized I was barefooted when I got summoned. Bookmark here

Great!Bookmark here

The maids were getting near, and before me were the broken glasses and vases.Bookmark here

Oh well, there’s no time for feeling the pain here, I guess. Between a sore, bloodied foot, or sure death by crazy maidservants, I’d gladly choose the former. Bookmark here

Here we go! Fucking ruuuuuuuunnnn! OW! Ouch! Damn it, OW!Bookmark here

The words of that black-haired saint returned to me, ‘The moment you wake up you’ll have to be quick and prepared.’ I didn’t expect that my life would depend on it.Bookmark here

“Uwooohh!”Bookmark here

The broken windows were a godsend. Because of those, I could escape towards the outside world faster than going around in circles; the chances of me getting lost inside this labyrinth of a place were pretty high, after all. Bookmark here

I think I’d be an action-hero for now and get out of this place by jumping through one of those. Geronimo!Bookmark here

Oh shit…this was the second floor. “Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!Bookmark here

My scream tore through the entire place like the shouts from that freaky maid earlier.Bookmark here

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I guess I’m still alive? And this is the outside? Bookmark here

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Yeah, I could make out the clouds passing overhead, and the blue skies, as well as the plants and grasses on what seemed to be a garden. Well, another good news was that I could feel and move my limbs quite fine too, though my feet had this painful sensation. Bookmark here

Lacerations must have covered my foot from those broken shards earlier.Bookmark here

“…”Bookmark here

Anyway, uh, I got to escape from this stupid place…Bookmark here

Even. If. I. Have. To. Crawl.Bookmark here

“…” Bookmark here

However, I stopped in my path. There was a pair of boots in front of me. Bookmark here

I’m so freaking dead.Bookmark here

“Hey, can you walk?” Bookmark here

The boots spoke! Oh, who am I kidding; of course, it’s a maid.Bookmark here

“I, uh, I think I hurt my feet,” I admitted. Well, there’s no helping it anymore; they caught me.Bookmark here

“Yeah, indeed you are.” she gently raised my feet for a bit, “Did you step on broken glasses?”Bookmark here

“I came falling from the second floor. Your friends are seeking to butcher me. Well, if you plan to turn me over to them, go ahead. I’m done for, whether or not you capture me, anyway.”Bookmark here

Nah, don’t worry.” She set my back against a tree and scanned my body for other injuries, “My cute subordinates are zealous in protecting Her Holiness that sometimes they get unreasonable. I, however, am a voice of reason in this place. Please be at ease.”Bookmark here

Finally, a normal person!Bookmark here

Tears welled up in my eyes, but I needed to stop it. This isn’t the time to cry…Bookmark here

“!!!”Bookmark here

Yeah, this isn’t the time to cry!Bookmark here

For those crazy maids had spotted us and were aiming their wands at me. Bookmark here

Good lord, they intended to obliterate me…Bookmark here

“Fireball!” “Water blast!” “Icy wind!” “Rock bullet!”Bookmark here

“!!!”Bookmark here

And even more crazy was this other maid, who was on my side. She bravely stood before me with a wand in her hand, ready to block the incoming spells. Bookmark here

Oh shit! I need to dodge—Bookmark here

“Rock shield!”Bookmark here

An enormous wall of granite then appeared and shielded us from those violent attacks. The magic salvo nearly destroyed our defense, but it eventually held on…though I thought the friendly maid’s energy got sapped trying to maintain that formidable barrier. Her legs were wobbling, after all.Bookmark here

“Head maid! Why are you defending that vermin?” someone from the opposing group called out to her.Bookmark here

“At least listen to him before you point your wands!” the Head Maid reasoned, “Don’t go throwing those dangerous spells without talking it out first!”Bookmark here

I’m saved! I’m really glad I met this angel!Bookmark here

“But a filthy boy like him entered the room of Her Holiness! How can we reason with him?”Bookmark here

The Head Maid never moved from her spot as she shot a suspicious stare at me.Bookmark here

Uhh…don’t tell me you fell for their twisted logic, Head Maid? Bookmark here

“Well, that is indeed unforgivable.” she didn’t turn her eyes away from me; the more she looked, the more I felt like I wanted to disappear.Bookmark here

I’m doomed.Bookmark here

“Fireball!”Bookmark here

“Water blast!”Bookmark here

“Icy wind!”Bookmark here

“Rock bullet!”Bookmark here

Here comes the salvo once again! It was all so sudden that we were both caught flat-footed. But what was surprising was that the Head Maid never flinched from her spot. She stood between me and the magic spells.Bookmark here

Good lord, if those hit her, she’ll turn to dust! And why do I keep on narrating here instead of doing something? Ah, fuck this!Bookmark here

Summoning all the strength and courage I had, I quickly uttered a prayer, closed my eyes, and lunged towards the Head Maid. I threw the entire weight of my body on that push as I intend to keep her away from the incoming projectiles. Bookmark here

Well, of course, I’d got no time to dodge that salvo. Oh well. Goodbye Chersea! It’s not that nice coming into your lands.Bookmark here

The magic attacks landed in rapid succession, pulverizing everything in that small area it targeted.Bookmark here

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So I guess, this is heaven?Bookmark here

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It’s quite smoky in here, I think?Bookmark here

“Hey, Mister.”Bookmark here

And I can even hear a familiar voice.Bookmark here

“Mister, are you fine?”Bookmark here

“I think I’m dead.”Bookmark here

“Well, if you can talk then it means you’re not dead yet.”Bookmark here

“Am I?” Just as I was trying to find out my condition, a strong wind blew the smoke and dust right away. Before me stood a proud figure, with flowing silver hair and beautiful silvery-blue eyes. Bookmark here

It’s Her Holiness herself, the Saint of Chersea.Bookmark here

“I was wondering what the ruckus was all about, and here you are fooling around with my maids.” she dusted herself, “I see that you guys made a mess of the Holy Palatial Gardens. It’s nice of you not letting me join in the fun, don’t you think?” Bookmark here

There was a nasty smirk on the Saint’s face as she dusted herself. Now that I remember it, she told me before that she wanted chaos to appease her boredom…which led to my summoning.Bookmark here

But well, now’s not the time to remember trivial matters.Bookmark here

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I’m wondering how I survived those magic spells that were hurled at me.Bookmark here

“If you’re asking how you got past that…” I guess the Saint could read my thoughts—oh yeah, that black-haired saint from my dream can do it, right? “You see, Mister, we Saints are a special existence. Creating powerful barriers against petty magic attacks is child’s play for us. Now you may start praising me for saving you.”Bookmark here

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Uhh…praising the one at fault for taking responsibility for your current predicament…” I could only scratch my head; my body’s feeling the utter exhaustion, “This is stupid.”Bookmark here

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