After receiving a love confession from Pigna, I left in the morning to defeat the demon.
However, I traveled alone. I couldn’t sleep because of the monster on the way. I think I will get some companion later.
The first one is a warrior called Broad. I met him on the way when he lost all of his money. It was stolen by his party, then they abandoned him. He attacked me at first because he turned into a bandit. However after I defeated him and told him that I am the hero, he was willing to help.
I also have the taciturn, expressionless, genius magical girl Paula to help me. A genius child from Torumekia Empire. She accepted to be my helper at the cost of me gathering materials for her research.
I had a hard time.
From rare medicinal herbs, internal organs of powerful monsters. Afterall, is her research successful?
The last one is the bloody priest Gorham. Rather than his healing capability, he was famous for repelling monster by beating them using a staff. The time he finished, his robe is dyed red with blood. He was feared by the people however he agreed to join me when I told him that I want to defeat the demon lord.
Pigna, look at me. I have now dependable friends.
After that I came to Assurado Continent. I will be going through a rite of passage of the Guardian Dragon God of Sloth.
They said the first hero doesn’t need to do this, but since the demon grow stronger, we need to get the blessing to be stronger.
However, God of Sloth. Is he the real deal? I mean, getting stronger and “sloth” is like completely different things.
Except for the Gozman Empire's coronation ordeal, the area is usually off limits.
We asked Emperor Harold who was newly enthroned and he said.
“The shrine of God of sloth may not look promising. However the legend is true. If you could pass the lazy barrier, the Dragon God will give you his blessing. ”
I wanted to ask more about the details but he said.
”Don’t worry. It’s something you could handle. However I wish for your success. ”
After that, the guards took us to the shrine entrance. We entered it afterwards.
”How long..? ”
”It’s far… ”
A few hours after we entered, no one was not complaining.
Hours! I’m tired physically and mentally.
”Why did the emperor said it was easy? ”
Broad sighed. Altough he loved training, just walking is boring.
”Assurado people is famous for hardwork. We need to be diligent. The seemingly endless cave is the embodiment of their national policy. ”
Gorham said that with a villainous face that emerged under the torch light.
”This place has a great mana atmosphere. ” The eyes of always taciturn, expressionless Paula was shining.
”The emperor said the barrier is making us lazy. ”
”Also it was harmful to the body if we stayed too long. Will be too lazy to think, breath, and eventually died."
”How scary.. ”
Broad was groaning and sweating.
”This is truly a trial of God of Sloth. ”
”Just hang on. ”
I kept on yelling to keep our spirit up.
We finally arrived at the inner shrine.
What greeted us was an incredibly beautiful woman. There was also a huge black dragon. It must be the Guardian Dragon God of Sloth.
It’s dangerous. Just facing him, my legs were trembling. The three people behind me also suffered under the pressure . However we can’t give up.
“My name is Ars Funnel. I am here to ask for a blessing.” it was the hero courage .
”Oh well. If that’s so, hero. Please be prepared. ”
He showed his fangs, I’m not afraid. Absolutely not.
Pigna was waiting for me.
Oh, the hero have come again. I wonder when did I start the brave hero operation. Because I know the truth.
Makai is a harsh world. Because of the mana stream, they couldn’t cultivate enough food. Therefore to resolve it, the resident of Makai decided to invade the ground. Therefore I was the guardian of this world. I also have a responsibility to protect it, regardless of race.
I want to create a peace between the human world and Makai, however battle between race is hard to resolve.
There are races like elf, fairy, beast, dwarf and many more. They also have guardian gods like me. However, no one is liking my hero idea. How to solve it? Battle between races like elf trying to dominate using magic, beast race against slavery, it all run deep down. Like Makai against human, only time could tell. To resolve the dispute is my job as a Guardian God.
It was a happy future but it is a cumbersome work. I need to overlook the hero.
Well, I need to change my appearance because the pressure is too great for them. I jumped of my bed and lifted my mana. I am a Guardian God but not exactly a Dragon. The Dragon shape was made by my consciousness by shaping mana. That’s the real form of Guardian Dragon God. It was made from my memory as a high school student.
I was in a pressence of an Almighty Being. I was told that I will be the world’s guardian. To do that, I need to be the strongest. My thoughts was the strongest creature. Because of that, I ended up with a dragon shaped body.
Before I landed, my makeover was complete.
It is my human form.
Dressed in scales instead of clothes, long black hair flowing, three pairs of wing and a tail came out from my back.
“Now, are you ready hero? ”
(TL note: the author put flashback inside of thoughts so it was kinda wierd. I hope you’re not confused.)