The NTR Hero Knelt Down to the Demon King - Chapter 29
The NTR Hero Knelt Down to the Demon King chapter 29
29 – Hero Party’s Dilemma
Right after entering the interrogation room, Amelda started seeing a middle-aged elf man.
As soon as she recognized his face, Amelda began to feel the uneasiness she had felt when she entered the place deepen.
“brown… Bishop Brutus?”
“It’s been a while… Amelda.”
Her teacher, the person who helped the Empire and the Tribal Union to allow Amelda, who was active as a paladin, to join the warrior party.
At the same time, because of that, he is the person that Amelda, who has returned from a failed mission, would most like to meet.
At this, Amelda sat down in front of Bishop Brutus, feeling even more deeply the guilt for her failure that had already been there.
“I just heard the story. In the end, this hero also failed to subdue the demon king..”
A bishop who speaks in an extremely heavy voice.
Seeing that, Amelda struggled to answer in a half-crawling voice, seized with deep tension.
Her teacher, Bishop Brutus, who was always strict and valued principles.
To Amelda, he was a person whom he had a personal respect for, but also a fear of his severity.
The fact that she had to lie in front of such a teacher from now on began to automatically put a heavy burden on Amelda’s heart.
Even in this situation, Amelda tried with all her might to control her emotions and try to calm herself down.
‘Gee… let’s calm down. No matter how much I say my opponent is Master, the future of Torare-sama and her friends is at stake. As calmly as possible… just tell the story as prepared…’
Recalling the face of the person she loves, Amelda manages to harden her heart.
Then, while looking at the teacher in front of her eyes, she carefully tried to speak the words of a lie.
By the way..
Brutus spoke in a momentarily softened voice to Amelda, who was about to open her mouth.
Then, instead of the chill from before, his face began to darken with emotions of desperation and concern.
Amelda began to feel unexpected embarrassment at the fact that her teacher, who had always been extremely strict, showed this kind of attitude to her, who had failed and returned.
Toward Amelda, Bishop Brutus began to speak in a voice filled with earnestness.
“Please, I want you to accurately tell the truth.”
“yes? Ah..b..yes.. muh.. of course I will. How could I dare to tell a lie in front of Master?”
Of course, in Amelda’s mind, the idea of bringing out the story to sell the hero to her master was firmly established, but she said it through her mouth.
But right after that…
Holding her hand tightly, the bishop began to speak in a more exasperated voice.
“I must… I must do that! Unless you’re the only one telling the truth! Unless you tell me a clear reason why that hero had to be defeated! Our country of elves will fall into a great crisis like this!”
Brutus brings out an unexpected story.
At this, Amelda’s face began to contain an emotion of astonishment for a moment.
“T-what does that mean, Master? Eh… the elven kingdom is in danger?”
Incomprehensible to her
A story that is shocking in and of itself.
In response, Brutus, with an expression full of fear that he had never shown in front of his disciples, told Amelda the current situation.
Regarding the defeat of the champion entrusted by the pope,
They started talking about the crisis situation between the elven kingdom and the pope.
“… That… that… Something like that…”
As a result, at this moment, Amelda began to realize that she was at the crossroads of a very fatal and crucial choice.
“Come on… Come on tell me the truth! What is the reason the Pope’s oracle was not fulfilled! What is the reason why the prophecy of Neltoraon, who obeyed the will of the Lord God, was wrong!”
Brutus, who had completely lost his usual composure, begged as if almost screaming.
Seeing him like this…
Amelda was in a situation where she couldn’t bear to tell the ‘lie’ she had prepared.
If she told the story she had prepared here, there would probably be no major problems with her safety.
But… now that I’ve heard Brutus’ story,
The moment Amelda told the story, she was very aware of the fact that enormous damage would occur to her country, the Elven Church, and her people.
On the one hand, the comfort of colleagues and individuals.
On the other side is Amelda, who has to make a choice while putting the safety of her country and countless people on the line.
And in this regard…
Amelda had to make a decision after much thought.
“F.. Actually… It’s a horse..”
Deep guilt and sadness felt in an instant.
With such feelings forcibly buried in the heart.
Looking at Bishop Brutus in front of her, Amelda struggled to open her mouth.
“what… It was all… because of that man.
In the end, Amelda chose her country and her people over her fellow countrymen.
However.. this was not simply because of patriotism for the motherland.
That part also played a big role, but there was another decisive factor that made her change her mind at the end.
At the last moment, Terra’s figure flickered before her eyes.
Having been sold resolutely for the survival of her comrades, she was considered quite similar to the situation in which Amelda is now.
And this, naturally, became a decisive opportunity for Amelda to feel guilty and eventually abandon her colleague.
‘Yeah… In this situation, except for Torare-sama, the two of them are enough to abandon me. Rather…’
Aileen is being ‘interrogated’ by a junior she hasn’t seen in a while.
However, the relationship between the two. The conversation that started in the name of interrogation changed from a certain moment to the feeling of meeting a friend at a tea house and talking.
“That’s right! That warrior… No, Ellen guy. It seemed plausible on the surface, but in reality it was completely false. They said that it was an oracle, but when they finally stood in front of the demon king, they were so frightened by that force that they couldn’t swing their sword even once and were defeated!”
“I see… I’ve heard rumors of defeat, but I never thought it would be that much…”
Rafiel nodded slowly while listening to the explanation of the situation.
Looking at him, Eileen spoke in a voice of disapproval.
“Damn it.. If that pathetic bastard had endured just a little bit, we would have been able to wipe out the demon king’s henchmen and slit the demon king’s head with our own power.. How strong can I be? In the end, my mind was rotten and I couldn’t do anything when it was important.”
“It is very unfortunate. I can’t believe I missed the opportunity to end the war right in front of you because of the hero’s rudeness…”
“Who said no! I’m ashamed of my whole life as a childhood friend with that guy. Still, in my heart, I wanted to see the end somehow… but in the end, I failed like this because I was pushed by my strength. Fortunately, thanks to the porter who luckily broke in and wrote an escape scroll, I was barely able to survive.”
In fact, Eileen also knew that the demon king’s power was beyond their control.
But aside from that truth,
Eileen, as she had previously discussed with the party members, was diligently unraveling rumors with bravado and gossip, as it was necessary to somehow cover up this incident by elevating herself and Torare and taking down the hero mercilessly.
So, after criticizing the hero, Eileen leaned back in her chair with a dissatisfied expression on her face.
Seeing her like this, Raphael slowly nodded his head with a smile on his lips and began to reiterate what he had heard and organized.
“To sum up, the warriors who were terrified by the demon lord were defeated after fighting, and in the aftermath, the warriors of the warrior party had no choice but to make a narrow retreat with the help of porters. Is it roughly like that?”
“Yeah right. If there is something that you think is lacking, it’s okay to call someone else and confront it. After all, everyone there had clearly seen the hero’s ugly end.”
“No, you don’t have to. Because this is exactly the situation that we and His Majesty wanted.”
Raphael brings out an unexpected story.
Regarding this, Aileen’s face started to look like a suspicious feeling along with the situation that had been considered strange.
‘Come to think of it, this day. There were strange things in many ways, starting with the way I was meticulously interrogated while spending my time in solitary confinement. That means… ‘
While having doubts about the current situation, which is so dubious,
Eileen asked a question to Raphael in front of her in a calm voice.
“Also… do you have something Regarding the failure of this warrior party.”
“Yes, there is. And, it was my role this time to convey it to my seniors and put things into practice, but I think you can tell the truth as it is without any manipulation.”
Raphael answers Eileen’s words with a seriousness that is incomparable to that of the previous interrogation.
and immediately after that,
Raphael reflexively checked once again that there were no hearing ears around him.
As it was, he carefully began to tell Eileen’s ear one truth.
“Is that… is that… really?”
“Yes, since you are the high priest appointed by His Majesty, you must have known about it, right?
Aileen made an expression as if she heard Raphael’s words as if something had come.
But right after that, Aileen urgently asked a question about a fact that suddenly came to mind.
“ruler… Wait, if that happens, what will happen to the other guy who was caught? Shud, but what about Amelda?”
Eileen asks a question with a sense of bewilderment.
Regarding this, Raphael spoke in a bittersweet voice.
“That elven paladin… It is likely that it will be difficult to survive.”
Eileen put on a hardened expression at Raphael’s words.
Looking at her like this, as if she was shocked by her colleague’s unfortunate fate…
Raphael looked really sorry and said to Eileen.
“Since elves aren’t stupid either, they seem to have responded to some extent. Bishop Brutus in the interrogation room over there is the result. However… If so, it won’t be of much use. It’s a situation where we’ve already put our hands on it in relation to that anyway.”
Eileen was able to recognize without difficulty what Raphael meant by writing down his hand.
And also about what will happen to Amelda as a result.
Recognizing these facts,
A sentence started to appear automatically in Eileen’s head.
‘Good! I can’t imagine there will be another competitor like this!’