Chapter 552 – Apology, Day 70

One day, I was invited by Loo to go out.

Our destination is the royal capital of the demon king’s kingdom.

That place is where the school Alfred and the others are attending is located.

However, our destination is not the school but the royal castle.

We passed through a large hall which looked like an event hall.

There’s a chair prepared for me at a table which is located at a place a level higher than the hall.

Loo sat next to me.

In front of me are the demon king, Alfred, Ursa, and Tiselle are seated.

The children seem to be fine.

Are they nervous?

Their smile is kind of forced.

And at the hall level are hundreds of civil and fully armed military officers lined up.

The four, Beezel, Randan, Glatts, and Hou, are among them.

And they are not moving an inch from their dogeza….what is happening?

-0-

An apology.

Alfred and the others, who are attending the school, were caught in an incident.

「I’m sorry.」

Demon king said so as he apologized.

However, demon king, you are not the guardian of my children, you are the king of this kingdom.

It is impossible for you to keep an eye on them all the time.

I want to say that he doesn’t need to apologize but this involves my children.

It is not something I can easily accept.

Let me listen to the details.

-0-

I listened to the detailed story.

Simply put, the other party intends to cause chaos in the demon king’s kingdom and attack Alfred’s group.

As for why they want to attack Alfred’s group, it’s because they are Loo’s children.

They are not Loo’s children except Alfred though.

However, why are they targeting Loo’s children and create chaos in the demon king’s kingdom?

Loo answered that question.

「The other party wants to destroy the demon king’s kingdom and the company that supports the kingdom. If something happened to Alfred and the others, they think that I’ll destroy the company  and or the demon king.」

I see.

The other party is hiding behind the scene and wants to use Loo’s power for their own interest.

「That’s what we all think.」

Uhuh.

「As for how they concluded that Alfred and the others are my children….it seems to be my fault.」

Your fault?

I don’t remember you hiding it from anyone.

「That’s right but I’m not talking about it either. They may be targeted by those who hate me, right?」

Yes, that’s right.

Loo says that she has friends that have long lives but she has enemies like that too.

Loo was careful in dealing with her relationship but someone is not.

「Do you remember the prince from a certain country that I treated a while ago?」

Ah, the one that called you for treatment.

「When he proposed to me, I bragged to him that I had a husband and children.」

The prince spreads that information?

「It was one of his entourage.」

If you find out that Loo has children, you can easily gather information about Alfred and the others in Village Five.

I see.

I roughly understood what happened.

No, sorry.

There are still some parts that I don’t understand but I’ll ask Loo about it later….

I’ll prioritize what happened here.

-0-

The place where Alfred’s group was attacked is outside the royal capital.

It’s not the demon king’s fault.

They also sneaked in and attacked the school.

That is also not the demon king’s fault but, is there a problem with the school’s security?

Tell the school to strengthen their security.

As for the attackers….

It seems like they were already punished by Loo.

Then, I will say no more.

Eh?

They are Ursa’s friends?

…..

Did they become your friends because you fought each other?

It’s not like that?

I-I see.

I’ll greet them later.

Tiselle also has a friend?

You want me to greet her later?

Like what we’re doing now?

Okay, but let’s get back to the topic. It’s not the demon king’s fault.

It’s all that opposing party. It instigated everything.

Who are they anyway?

The kingdom of the prince that Loo treated?

Currently, the prince is launching a coup to seize power?

And Malbit’s group is cooperating with him?

Is that so?

The prince is on our side.

Are the king and his minister the ones who instructed to hurt Alfred and the others?

No no, I don’t need their heads.

Punish them according to the law of that country.

Also, the demon king doesn’t need to apologize for their sake.

It’s fine.

-0-

I went to another room with Loo.

We’re in an inn located in the heart of the city but my heart still can’t settle down.

……

For now, I’ll say what I want to say.

「Loo, only this time.」

「Only this time?」

「Don’t deceive me again.」

Something extremely dangerous happened to my children and I only knew it now. It was so funny that they left me out of it.

He can’t even face me alone.

If it was a simple thing, the demon king can just apologize to me in the village.

However, he called me here.

Moreover, it’s in a big hall, a big hall full of civil and military officers.

「You cooperated with this grand apology to make sure I won’t get angry, right?」

「……I’m sorry.」

「I don’t really want to be angry but the children were targeted.」

I didn’t let them out in the village to experience this.

I can’t stomach this anger.

What were Asa, Earth, and Metora doing?

How can they let the children go to a dangerous place….

No, the three of them are their caretakers. They are not guards.

Should I limit their movement then?

No, that would be counterproductive.

I received a document summarizing the details of the incident. Glatts and Gol’s group are still doing what they can for it.

The forces of the other party are too big.

They are helpless about it.

However, how can they just leave….

Ah, so that’s how it is.

If I wasn’t able to control myself, my anger would be poured on the demon king’s kingdom.

That’s why they borrowed Loo’s hand.

Alfred, Ursa, and Tiselle were also sitting beside the demon king perhaps to protect him.

……..

「In any case, I’ll allow you to deceive me but only this time.」

「Yeah, I’m sorry.」

「Now then, appease the angry me.」

「I know. Look, the children are here.」

Alfred, Ursa, and Tiselle entered the room.

I’m glad you’re safe.

You guys are stupid.

Don’t do something unreasonable.

I know that you guys are strong but you shouldn’t be careless.

I teared up a bit while hugging them.

-0-

「By the way, Loo.」

「What?」

「Are you going to tell this incident to Tier, Hakuren, and Zabuton?」

「I’m going to tell Tier but for Hakuren and Zabuton…I’ll leave them to you….」

「This is a challenge.」

After this, the demon king will bring me to the store that Earth opened up. Let’s think about what to do there.

-0-

AN: The assassination arc is settled with this.

This might be too sweet of a judgment even for our MC but use the “children were caught in trouble in their school abroad” analogy.

Although it is infuriating, there’s no way you’re going to blame the president of the country where your children are studying and hold him responsible for everything.

Also, they are worried about the children too and they even did not bring up all their actions.

Leaving the royal capital and beating out the cavalry are the children’s mistakes.

While admitting their shortcomings and with Loo’s assistance, he can only say 「Only this time.」.

-0-

Next chapter, going to a maid(genuine) café.

This Post Has 29 Comments

  1. Elite4Harmon

    Bob works hard and spends most evenings bowling or playing basketball at the gym. His wife thinks he is pushing himself too hard, so for his birthday she takes him to a local strip club.
    The doorman at the club greets them and says, “Hey, Bob! How ya doin?” His wife is puzzled and asks if he’s been to this club before. “Oh no,” says Bob. “He’s on my bowling team.”
    When they are seated, a waitress asks Bob if he’d like his usual and brings over a Budweiser. His wife is becoming increasingly uncomfortable and says, “How did she know that you drink Budweiser?”
    “She’s in the Ladies’ Bowling League, honey. We share lanes with them.”
    A stripper then comes over to their table, throws her arms around Bob and starts to rub herself all over him and says, “Hi Bobbie. Want your usual table dance, big boy?”
    Bob’s wife, now furious, grabs her purse and storms out of the club. Bob follows and spots her getting into a cab.
    Before she can slam the door, he jumps in beside her.
    Bob tries desperately to explain how the stripper must have mistaken him for someone else, but his wife is having none of it.
    She is screaming at him at the top of her lungs, calling him every four letter word in the book.
    The cabby turns around and says, “Geez Bob, you picked up a real bitch this time.”

    1. XsaluteZero

      R.I.P in pieces, Bob XD

      P.S. Thank for the chapter ^^

    2. Shino

      This reminds me of the joke about Simon (i forgot the name) and his boss meeting famous people all around the world that know him till they’re meeting the pope XD

  2. lycopene322

    Thanks for the chapter!

  3. ragunasky

    Even Loo is afraid of telling this matter to Hakuren nevermind Zabuton. 🤣🤣
    Thanks for the chapter!

    1. Zax

      Thanks for the chapter

  4. Airpool

    That author note is good for us and it’s true that we can’t blame all to the king because of this problem. That why, don’t kill all the clan member if some young master do bad thing, don’t rape the girl if you hate her, don’t destroy the country if you can’t help the people after the revenge.

  5. BatangMaligalig

    “Only this time”

    What a threat from VC

  6. adibaqilirfan

    I wish to read the massacre that will fall upon the foolish perpetrators

  7. Always Correct

    Oh dear Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Telling Zabuton and Hakuren that their precious Ursa was stabbed? Bruh, that’s two natural disasters knocking on someone’s kingdom gates!

    1. Rawr

      Nooooo I wanted more deets about the bloodshed that’s happening behind the scenes. Ever since I found out how the dragons reacted, I want to know how the other factions and races (plus hakuren, ursa’s adoptive mother) will react since this time, the children actually got hurt no matter how minor.

  8. lycopene322

    > VC: “In front of me are the demon king,”
    LMAO!!!!
    In the midst of Demon King Territory, VC just nonchalantly sat on the chair signifying absolute authority on the whole Demon King Kingdom.

    > The fact that Zabuton was made to inform of this incident, that makes this a triple super serious incident.
    Zabuton will ensure that Prince Kingdom, all forest on their territories will be having a thousands of spiderlings base of operation there…

    1. Lahn Fyornyll

      VC: “i dont know who you are. I dont know what you want. I will tell you these, I have a very particular set of tools, tools ive acquired through divine means. Tools that make me a nightmare to people and dragons. You attacked my children, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will plow you and turn you into a fertilizer.”

      1. anjingkudis

        Nice one grandpa Liam

  9. Yaldaboth23

    Im sure his AFT has a heat seeking function just chuck the spear as hard as you can.

  10. Shino

    You need to appease VC with a few weeks of passionate night, Loo-san
    Yeah, i’m curious about Hakuren and Zabuton’s response

  11. Rifaman

    ouh… i want to see VC rampage again. it’s been so long we didn’t see how scary MC is, but i guess we have to satisfy with Zabuton and Hakuren inevitable rampage i wonder who will join them?

  12. sense-san

    I hated this chapter because the author subdued VC’s anger. In his earlier edits, you can see the anger there even through deepl and GT. Even then, it is logical though that the VC is understanding but that makes him a saint and not a father.

  13. bobcannouser

    That’s understandable but I crave more violence lol

    PS : Bob you reap what you sow

  14. teh 1

    I don’t care about the Demon King and his entourage, I don’t like how assailants got off easy, at least in the short term.

  15. Lamora_R2

    He’s right in not blame DK, but what distress me is that VC did nothing, he gets angry and nothing is done, I would have plow some castle a least, hahaha

  16. Heucuva

    You guys, VC is pretty pissed off, but can’t show it as long as the kids are around. Remember when the wyvern attacked early in the series? Both Loo and Tier were pretty damn scared of the VC at that point.

    Loo is pretty much doing everything possible to appeal to the rational side of the VC so that he calms down.

    Besides, meido kissa next! Hijinks abound for sure!

  17. CounterMAN

    ahhhhh… i want VS show at least some of his anger and true power.

    the last time he use AFT Spear form is when dragons “arguing” at BTV, and some human country need to learn do not anger a god himself

  18. SomeGuy

    Lol, if you go back and read 527, when VC is reading the kids letters. Its marked as 30th day, 4 days after the attack.
    In that chaper, the angles left for a while, and Loo was talking to DK.

    1. anjingkudis

      Yes, exactly. It’s already a done deal at this point in time. So even if VC is angry, the culprits has already been dealt with. Albeit in some concealed manner

      1. Jeff

        The fact that they chose to only inform VC about the attack after so many days doesn’t leave a good impression about them. I think anyone would like to know ASAP if something happened to their children. They informed Loo, but it seems like they did so to avoid telling VC. I feel like VC would still be angry at the demon king for this at least.

  19. Christopher Horsman

    I wonder what kind of guards VC will place on the children (in the shadows).
    If someone ever tries to hurt these kids again, they might not ever be seen.

  20. Geripita sugal

    If destroying that country is no go, how about a bit harassment ? Like make 3 pair wolf-spider wandering around the castle

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