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GC V7C147

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(147) The Seventh Goddess

Translator: Tseirp

 

After retrieving Roo‧Kanga’s remains, the boxing glove, into my item bag, the back room — the door that led to the Goddess statue room opened with a heavy sound. Stella said that it was impossible to receive the labyrinth clear bonus here but it looked like I could still have an audience with the Goddess-sama without any problems.

I thought to myself but when I entered the back room, I unconsciously frowned a little.

 

” …… ”

 

I hesitated to say a word.

The Goddess statue was there. Certainly, no matter how I looked at it, it was a Goddess statue.

However, I didn’t know how to start. The sculpted Goddess Statue was a depiction of an intellectual woman wearing glasses.

She held a book in her hand and it unexpectedly resembled the Ninomiya Kinjiro statue. (TL: Ninomiya Kinjiro’s statue shows a child holding a book to study while carrying firewood on his back and is commonly found in front of elementary schools.)

 

I digress a little but the Ninomiya Kinjiro statues originally erected in front of all elementary schools had been removed. Due to reasons like encouraging smartphone use while walking or praising child labor. Now that I think about it, among the light novels I read while I was in Japan, there were also reincarnation stories where using smartphone while walking was the cause of death so it looked like it was regarded as a dangerous act.

At that time, Miri said ‘Is Onii against the decision to remove the Ninomiya Kinjiro statues? If that’s the case, I could try my best to contrive a ploy to reinstall the Ninomiya Kinjiro statues in all of the schools in Japan?’ with her hands spread open in a tone that didn’t sound like she was joking. She was expressing her intention to do so with both her hands.

After that, when I heard that in a certain school there was a statue of Ninomiya Kinjiro sitting while reading, I recalled commenting to Miri that I felt the changing era from his appearance and the topic on Ninomiya Kinjiro ended for our family. I dismissed her words at that time as a joke but I occasionally pondered if Miri was actually serious. Even though there’s no way she could be serious.

 

Why did I digress?

That’s because I was waiting for someone to say something.

 

” … Who … is she?”

“Yeah, like Haru said, who is she? There are six Goddesses and I have seen all the Goddess statues but this Goddess wasn’t among them?”

 

Koshmar-sama and Torerul-sama who gave me my growth cheat ability. Libra-sama who appeared in my world. Setolance-sama who granted Suzuki his blessing. And Goddess Minerva-sama who I heard of from Libra-sama. I don’t know the name of the remaining Goddess.

 

“Like master said, the Goddesses are Setolance-sama, Koshmar-sama, Torerul-sama, Minerva-sama, Crile-sama, Libra-sama.”

 

Haru always answers my doubts. It looked like the last remaining Goddess was called Crile-sama.

 

“This revered person’s name is Metias-sama. The Goddess of Future and Knowledge nya. It is said that Metias-sama was the one who granted the Cat Siths our knowledge and Cat Siths believes in monotheism toward Metias-sama in the Goddess faith nya.”

“Wait a minute, Metias-sama? She’s also a Goddess?”

“Yes nya.”

“Then why isn’t it passed around?”

“I don’t know nya. But, Metias-sama certainly existed before seven hundred years ago nya. All academic Humes most likely also believed in her nya. Despite that, since seven hundred years ago, Humes and the other races forgot about Metias-sama nya.”

” … Did something happen seven hundred years ago that made the originally seven Goddess-sama become the six Goddess-sama now?”

“That’s wrong nya. Metias-sama was removed and Torerul-sama became the new Goddess nya. Almost all of Metias-sama’s labyrinths changed into Torerul-sama’s labyrinths nya.”

” … Then, why is Metias-sama’s Goddess statue in this labyrinth?”

“I don’t know nya. But, I do know that the Demon Lord was involved nya.”

“The Demon Lord?” “Demon Lord-sama?”

 

Haru and I spoke at the same time.

 

“That’s right nya.”

 

… The Demon Lord also influenced this place too huh?

Rather, Stella likely brought us here because it was related to the Demon Lord.

 

I was also curious about how Torerul-sama replaced Metias-sama but maybe I should ask her in person?

But I might not get an answer from that lazy Goddess-sama.

 

Then, Haru, Stella and I gave our prayers to that Metias-sama Goddess statue.

Naturally, there’s no way my prayer would reach —

 

※※※

 

Next thing I know, I was at the Goddess space. But Haru and Stella weren’t there.

Instead, there was a single girl.

Either she didn’t notice me, or she noticed but didn’t react, she gently stroked the Goddess statue of Metias-sama.

 

“What a pity, Goddess Metias … I didn’t expect this to be your end for a Goddess said to be the Goddess of Knowledge. Despite this, would you still say that you knew this would happen?”

 

The silvery long haired girl spoke to the Goddess statue of Metias-sama.

She was an extremely beautiful girl but for some reason, she also felt extremely familiar.

 

“According to your will, I have received your power. However — despite all that, it won’t appease my heart. What awaits me in the future is …”

 

She pulled her hand from Metias-sama’s statue and clenched her fist.

I couldn’t tell what she felt or thought at that time.

But, she smiled as if something was lifted.

It felt to me that … sorrow and kindness were shown in those eyes.

 

“But, I promised. I’ll properly protect those children. I stake it on my name Demon Lord Famiris‧Raritei …”

 

She said that as she flipped her jet-black mantle and left.

Then, without nobody around, I —

 

※※※

 

When I opened my eyes, the Goddess statue of Metias-sama was there.

 

” …… ”

 

To my sides, I saw that Haru and Stella were still praying.

I didn’t really know what that scene just now was.

However ― I was not as optimistic as to think that it was just a dream.

 

Perhaps … that scene I saw was something like Metias-sama’s lingering desires ― I suddenly felt dread after thinking that.

That’s why I once again placed my hands together.

 

( … Please enter Nirvana without regrets.)

 

Even I thought that I was being silly but if by any chance, Metias-sama read my heart and found that I was reciting ‘evil spirit begone’ in my heart, I might really be cursed.

 

I returned to the surface.

 

Then, the next day.

 

Events that made me think that I really was cursed by Metias-sama happened to us.

 

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  2. Past One/ Hikari to Kage

    Thanks Tseirp

  3. Jun

    Thanks for the chapter. Now the little sister comes in?

  4. Philippe Spalla

    thanks for the chapter XD

  5. OhMarioWV

    Why am I hoping for another Miri chapter?

  6. Maybe it was Metias who summoned the little sis the first time and somehow died and maybe betrayed by the other six?

    • Xias

      I do not think that Metias was betrayed by the other goddesses.

      After all there is a goddess of justice among them, right?
      So betrayal should not be the case.

      But maybe Metias’s ability was so strong that even a being like her could not withstand it.
      The part about the “future” being a part of her domain would indicate she had the ability to predict the future and affect it, too.

      That would be a power far larger than the other six goddesses have together.
      So it wouldn’t be suprising that she ceased to be due to the feedback from her own powers.

      But what I do think is that we have found someone involved with the profession [Jobless] having skills it should not have.

      So there would be two possible scenarios:
      A,) Metias is the one who secretly set up the profession [Jobless] to the way it is because she forsaw the future and knew that it will be neccessary for something important.

      b.) Metias forsaw the future, found out about [Jobless] and the one who created the setting of that profession that should not exist.
      Then she used a lot of her power to intervene with the plans of the being who set up the profession [Jobless] to prevent that being from completing its evil schemes.
      For her powers to have enough effect on those hidden plans however she needed to use so much of it that her existence crumbled as result from overusing her powers.

      In both cases we can expect an enemy / a threat to appear which even he 6 goddesses together cannot handle and only the profession [Jobless] with all job skills maxed out can defeat or something like that.

      • What I just don’t get is why did the little sis hate the goddesses exept for Metias.

      • Kazuya

        Although there is a goddess of justice among them it is not impossible for her to betray. Yo should know that justice is usually one-sided between two or more parties. One side may believe themselves to be just but in reality are actually in the wrong. So although I’m not saying that the 6 goddesses betrayed the Goddess of Future, it is still a possibility.

      • LazyGuy

        That statment gives a somewhat avatar-like story :/

  7. DMR

    Thanks for the chapter XD

  8. Sterben4

    Thanks gor the chapter

  9. Thanks for the chapter…

  10. Necron

    Thanks for the chapter !

  11. rooislangwtf

    Thanks

  12. Ryuu-kun

    Become the hero(lol)!

  13. SFcipher

    Thank you for the chapter.

  14. SLynch

    Dat cliff tho….
    Why….???
    Anyway, thanks 4 the chapter

  15. Lucas

    Thank you for the chapter

  16. Alec

    Hallo thanks for chapter keep up the great work

  17. Mac_Tgh

    The Hype is real

    Thanks for the chap!

  18. Operatix

    thanku!

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