▶Advice: It’s said that repeating the mistake of a day becomes a fault. Although you did use violence against the princess in the 6th Playthrough, you didn’t abandon her, did you? And what will you do about the golem you ordered at the Magic Kingdom?
Every point made by Miss Trainee was extremely acute and I couldn’t think up any words to retort with.
“Nng… Right. There mustn’t be mistakes.”
I couldn’t mistake the process if I wanted to reenact the triple-A grade in the 6th Playthrough, but if I were to meet the Demon King like this, it was possible that my report card would turn out differently. That was the one thing I had to avoid.
“Baekgu, turn around.”
I changed courses in the midst of flying to the middle continent in high spirits.
Once again I returned to the summit of Snowy Mountain M and there I saw Classmate A, who was frozen solid while thoughtlessly disclosing the secrets of a woman. Dropped next to him was Holy Sword 3, whose contract was released due to his death. I first collected the sword.
(Pleased to make your acquaintance, Sir Hero! Do not be surprised, as my voice is coming from the sword. I am a noble Elemental residing in the Holy Sword. In ancient times, I was a righteous Hero who stood up against the Demon King.)
Her self-introduction was very much grandiose, even though she was no more than a Hero who was defeated before even glimpsing Demon King Pedonar’s face. For some reason, though, the way she spoke bothered me, and after pondering on it for several seconds, I realized that Holy Sword 3’s manner of speech had become haughtier compared to the 6th Playthrough.
(I am utterly disappointed that my previous contractor committed the vulgar act of revealing the secrets of a woman. I hope that you will not…)
Hero injected the power of Dark Energy(Z) into wild Holy Sword.
It was amazingly effective!
(I was wrong. Please forgive me, Sir Hero, no—Master. I’ll be obedient so please don’t hurt me like just now, sob-sob!)
And thus Holy Sword 3 turned servile right away. Still, didn’t she have too little grit for a former Hero?
▶Example: You can think of what you did like having put a person into a front load washing machine mixed with synthetic detergent and poop~
‘That can’t be helped then!’
I would’ve also gone mad if I went through the same thing.
▶Warning: Cadet Kang Han Soo! It’s not good to put yourself down like that. You’ve already been living 7 years in a body mixed with Divinity and Dark Energy, haven’t you?
‘… Come to think of it, yeah?’
Although it was thanks to Black-Box’s effect of being immune to chaos, I decided to chalk it up to me being great for now.
Afterward, I collected Holy Sword 3 which had turned docile. I did consider briefly whether to resurrect Classmate A, who had frozen to death while provoking his lover in his previous life, but as no other Hero had appeared in the 6th Playthrough, I decisively chose to exclude this variable. As for what to do next?
“Baekgu. Find the princess.”
It wasn’t hard searching for her from above in the sky; I spotted one woman among the pure-white snow-covered ground. The Ice Princess, who had solved her power from going out of control, was desolately trudging down the mountain, heading for the closest village as I had expected.
▶Curious: Cadet Kang Han Soo. How did you know the princess would be going down this way?
‘You curious, Miss Trainee Teacher?’
▶Affirmative: Yes! I’m honestly curious!
It was extremely simple. In my 1st Playthrough, the village where I had ignored the dissuasion of my former companions and disposed of the Ice Princess was precisely over in this direction.
From that day onwards, my relationship with those companions who had imperfections such as going out of control turned extremely bad, but I didn’t feel regret as I had gotten rid of a serial killer and saved the village. Even now, I couldn’t understand why I had to be criticized for this righteous deed that was only proper. But in any case…
I had Baekgu land beside the Ice Princess in question.
Even as she was suddenly taken aback, the Ice Princess turned a gaze that was eagerly expecting up at me. Giving two pats on Baekgu’s head in an instruction for him to lower it, I spoke.
“Get on quickly before I change my mind.”
The Ice Princess seemed about to go mad from gratitude and she even showed signs of trying to secretly cuddle up to me, like a young lady heads over heels for an older man driving the latest sports car. She attempted to stick my arm between her cleavage.
“Hey. The smell’s gonna stick to my clothes so stay away.”
Keeping someone in suspense and then entertaining their request. This had to be the training method spoken by Classmate A, but I hadn’t wanted to intentionally take the trouble of using such a petty method. It was similar to what the teaching staff did to me using a graduation certificate as pretext, after all.
We headed for the Magic Kingdom from Snowy Mountain M.
Although there was a momentary panic at the abrupt appearance of a white dragon above the Magic Kingdom’s royal palace, I was able to smoothly get through the matter.
The king came out to give a greeting in person.
“Sir Hero always gives me a surprise. Taming a dragon of all things…”
“It’s nothing much.”
I replied honestly.
All you had to do was hold one by the throat and wipe its memories.
“Haha! And you are modest to boot. You have come in good time, Sir Hero. The golem you ordered has been completed recen… What?! You are—could you be…!”
The king was astonished at the sight of the Ice Princess beside me. She too recognized him.
“Royal Father… it is a relief to see you in good health.”
“Ooh! My daughter…!”
And thus it became the sudden reunion between father and daughter. I had wondered as to which country’s precious princess she was, but it turned out to be the Magic Kingdom.
On careful thought regarding the order of past events, the timing was just right as well. After the king passed away at the end of his illness and his brother ascended the throne, the line of supplies being sent to his niece living on Snowy Mountain M was cut off. The Ice Princess, who couldn’t let herself starve to death, must have come down from the mountain and then lost herself in the village. I had eliminated her in the 1st Playthrough but still, I thought it was a wonder that she endured over a year, completely cut off from supplies.
“… Not bad.”
What had to be acknowledged, had to be acknowledged; she was a princess with quite the fine tenacity.
“Divine Sir Hero! To think that not only did you treat my incurable disease, you also even saved the life of my daughter whom I had half given up on… I do not know how I should repay this favor.”
Following his moving moment of reunion with the Ice Princess, the king repeatedly bowed his head to me with swollen eyes, to which I responded with a magnanimous smile.
“Don’t be concerned over it, Your Majesty.”
Whatever reward I asked for, all of it would be no more than antiques compared to the modern products of Earth. I also refused to be presented with the princess, since I was going to date a refined lady from my home planet!