Translated by: Futaba(Navi)
Edited by: GM_Rusaku
Episode 153: VS Demonlord of Greed II
Yuuto noticed something when he confirmed the effect of 《Magic Stone of Return》 with his Demon Eyes. It seems like this item can only return one person to its original world. Then that means that if he wants to go back to his original world, he has to leave his companions behind at Trywide.
「By the way, there is only one stock of this magic stone rignt?」
Mammon was aware that he was hearing something shameless, he should be aiming for Mammon’s subordinate’s life in this situation.[TN#1] Even if he come at strongly, there is no assurance that it would hit.
「Yes. You are not mistaken there. That magic stone is a rare item that came from a mine I own. In the 20 years that I ‘ve been involved with the mine’s operation, only one has been found」
「Is that so……」
Yuuto then thinks. Mammon’s words were probably the truth. It has a possibility that the item 《Magic Stone of Return》 has a low value for Mammon. Otherwise, he won’t easily hand it over to such an extent. That is why if he was really lying, he would be reluctant on giving up the 《Magic Stone of Return》.
「Understood. My important business is over. Sorry on disturbing you」
「Bastard…… is that really the only business you got? Weren’t the reason you came for was to aim for my life?」
Mammon has build up his current position by the power of money, that’s why he has many enemies regardless id they’re human or demon. For Mammon, Yuuto’s behavior of overlooking the perfect opportunity to kill him was uninteresting.
「Ah. I’m not really interested with the demon and human conflict at all. I don’t have the intention to support either of the two. It’s generally known as 『Absolute Neutralism』. There’s no need to harm you if you don’t have the will to fight me」
（Apparently, he doesn’t seem like lying. Yare yare…… Looks like my devil’s luck hasn’t ran out just yet）
Even if Mammon has the highest military might and financial power among the demons, his own fighting prowess is not that great. For Mammon, a one-on-one battle is something he has to avoid at all cause.
「Mammon. I have something to ask you……」
「Err… And you are……?」
「My name is Sylphia Rougenberg. A knight born from the proud house of the Rougenberg!」
Mammon who saw Sylphia’s face frowned.
（Wh-what? Who’s this smallfry……?）
Seems like this human is training her body as its seems that she doesn’t poses any special power. To Mammon’s eyes, Sylphia’s abilities was clearly outrageous.
「Well. She’s my friend but she seems to want to hear something from you Mammon. If you don’t mind can you spare her some of your time?」
「……Yare yare. It can’t be help. We are already at it so make it short as I’m quite busy」
Mammon urged Yuuto to take a sit.
（As expected, this boy have an outstanding might……）
To Mammon who has 10,000 subordinates, he has a skill to see through the fighting abilities of his opponent . He can only bow to the one who destroyed Greater Demon. As he’s not a fighter, it will be difficult for him to win. In Mammon’s eyes, Yuuto’s fighting abilities is comparable to the 《Four Beast》.
「Do you bastard remember a country named Luhmer?」
「……Luhmer. Let me see. Was there such a country?」
「Don’t play dumb! I saw you bastard with Luhmer’s King…… Gallius-sama clashing!」
「Gallius…… Ah.」 I remembered the name after hearing it. Luhmer. Yes yes. So it’s about that stinking country」
Sylphia bites her lips as her motherland was insulted.
「The 13th king Gallius…… He wouldn’t have died if he only obeyed my order…… He was a complete foolish man」
「Bastard…… What do you mean……?」
「A person from another world with a unique ability is indispensable in the present-day war. That’s why I’m doing my business on selling 《Magic Stone of Summoning》 to the royalties of each nation. But, man with a moldy head did not accept my deal…… Thus my subordinates impolitely rushed toward that country」
「Obviously! Who would make a deal with the demon race!」
「Hahaha. That’s why I instigated Rodhan’s royalty and made them destroy every nations. Iya~, that was really funny. That expression of Gallius when his daughter was violated by the Orcs in front of him……! If he just obediently do as he was told, that boss of the mountain apes」
Ulrika, Lulmer’s princess was the one who Sylphia can call her bestfriend on her younger days. Sylphia who heard her beloved friend’s last moments by that unexpected timing was stunned by the shock.
「That is why Sylphia-kun…… with that said. What do you want to know about that fallen country?」
（If you’re feeling that way…… Should you have not known the truth）
Sylphia cannot control her tears while regretfully thinking of her beloved friend. She knows. What she should do is to unsheathe her sword right now and clear away the disgrace her friend had received. However strangely, the willpower did not rise in Sylphia’s body. The feelings beginning to grow in her is not of anger, it was a strong sadness.
「What is it? Aren’t you going to burst in tears? This is the reason why I don’t fancy the creatures called humans. That country that the foolish king ruled has fallen so it’s natural that…… Guhaa!」
Yuuto’s fist suddenly sank into Mammon’s cheeks. Mammon’s body dances in the air then hit the golden room’s wall.
「goobo…… gobo. gobooo」
The broken ribs pierced the internal organs. Blood flows from inside Mammon’s mouth like a fountain.
（……it hurts! It hurts. ITHURTSITHURTS! Wh-what was that. Why did I have to experienced such a thing!）
Seemed to be conscious now, Mammon who was not accustomed to battle was standing on the golden floor while enduring the intense pain.
「……you trash. I will not forgive the likes of you!」
When Mammon looked up, what he saw was the figure of an angry Yuuto.
「Bastard…… You said it a short while ago…… Where did the 『Absolute Neutralism』 of yours go……!?」
There was so many things he want to tsukkomi to, but this is the question that first came out from Mammon’s mouth.
「It doesn’t matter! As a man……there are things that I have to do even if I have to bend my beliefs!」
Mammon was confused. He verified it with his skill but there were no lies on Yuuto’s words. Although there was no lies on his words of 『absolute neutralism』, the words 『There are things that he have to do even if he has to bend his beliefs』 were also true.
（It doesn’t compute! Thi-this guy, what just happened to his train of thoughts）
Mammon just tsukkomi’ed in his mind, when he analyzed his opponent’s mind just now. Mammon was grabbed by Yuuto by his collars, in this desperate situation he was already in a pinch.
「You…… Did you think it was a good move to make Sylphia cry?」
In this situation, there is no room for a bigshot like Mammon to tremble. This in not a situation that he can choosy by the means to be saved.
「……I-I undestand! Money right? You want lots of money? How much? How much do you want? Or is it items? There are various treasures from this world in my vault! How is that? Because the other fellow is done, so we gently have a deal? 」
Yuuto remains silent. He does not have power himself, he was angry because his comrade’s emotion was being hurt buy a guy who thinks he can solve anything with money.
「If you like money that much then go drown in it!」
Yuuto then beats Mammon’s head down to the golden floor.
Immediately after that. The golden floor breaks then Mammon’s body begins to fall toward the lower floor.
（no way……! I who reigns at the top of the demon race…… To such a guy……!）
They didn’t know when the momentum of the fall will stop. 49F…… 48F…… Digging from one floor to another, Mammon’s body finally disappear from Yuuto’s site. Mammon whose skull was crushed by Yuuto’s blow gradually looses his consciousness.
「I’m going back. Sylphia. Everybody’s waiting」
Yuuto who realized that the battle had ended reaches out to Sylphia who was crying.
「……my apology. Master. I will forever remember this debt」
Even though I entrusted it to my anger, I couldn’t beat Mammon with my own power. Sylphia swears further loyalty toward Yuuto who took on the enemy in her place.
1). RAW TEXT: 厚かましいことを聞いている自覚はあったが、こちらはMammonの部下に命を狙われた立場である。