Chapter 6: Demon Lord
(Demon Lord POV)
What??? I have to do this????
"Yes, I heard what you were thinking Tero. You need to do this or we would lose reputation as demons!"
"If only your father wasn't such a wimp! Ahhh! Someone save us from this embarassment."
My father was the previous Demon Lord and he was killed by an unknown warrior. My job is to retrieve his weapon and replace him as the Demon Lord.
"Since your the son, only you could do this. Go on, get going!"
I never wanted any of this though. I'm not even strong! My brothers should be the ones doing this but they are currently "busy" so they told me to take care of the title for a while.
Sigh... I wish I wasn't born a demon. Those Demon Elders kept bothering me about it so I decided to take on the mission.
Standing in front of the stone bridge where Father died makes me shake in terror. I'm supposed to be the Demon Lord but how can you stay calm? My father was the strongest demon, he fought with the different high-ranking Demons to take his rightful place. Who or what could've taken him down?
Suddenly a huge warrior drop in front of me. He must've jumped really high since the earth shook when he landed.
"You... You have the Mark of the Demon Lord. That familliar aura... You can't hide it from me."
Ah.. My birthmark which distinguish me from other demons... I really wished I didn't have it now.
"P-please listen to me first!"
He attacked me with a battleaxe.
I jumped out of the way in a hurry... That axe...
"Yes... It's from one of your kind... From a Demon Lord!"
The flaming axe had our mark on it. It's the legitimate weapon of my deceased Father. It would burn the body and soul if the victims are slow enough to dodge it. Breaking common materials like steel and iron are a cinch for it too.
He made another swing at me. I needed to use a basic blink magic to dodge it.
"Please stop first!"
His attacks are getting faster.
He's preparing a huge-scale holy spell. I don't know if that's ancient or secret magic but I don't want to get toast by that.
"I surrender! Please! I'll do anything you want!"
I quickly drop on the ground and threw my weapon, an axe on the ground. It looks like I can't avenge my father after all. Not a wimp like me, nonono.
"Your father gave me such a hard time by constantly burning the surroundings and now you want me to believe your surrender!?"
"Please spare me... I don't even want to do this anymore... (Sigh)"
Suddenly the stone bridge under me become something beautiful beyond description.
Was the bridge always this beautiful? The huge warrior suddenly stopped his spell.
"Hmm... It looks like the bridge believes you, demon. I'll give you two options. You said that you don't want to remain a demon right?"
"You want to die or you want to work for me."
"The second one please. The second."
"Good. I'll have you swear an oath. This will be a spell that will seal an explosive holy spell inside your body, it will explode when you break your oath."
"So you pick the first one instead?"
"No! Please no... I... I accept."
He muttered a language I didn't understand and I felt a surge of energy go inside my body. It must be the holy-element bomb. What is this... I got myself in deep trouble again....
Once I was finished with the spell, I got him to say the oath.
"I will serve the kingdom and will not betray you in any way!"
This spell was used by Demon hunters that I've met before. They would interrogate demons and threaten to blow them up from inside if they if they don't spill the beans.
Now... I got a Demon Lord on our side... Good grief.
The axe in my hand was shaking. The previous Demon Lord's energy is still present in this weapon so sometimes he pops up to spout nonsense.
"Hey! Thanks of taking in my son."
"Hehehe.. Those old geezers won't be able to use my son for their whims now."
"Could you go back before you say weird things again?"
"Of course, hahaha!"
It always annoying because he would constantly try to take over your mind and use your body as his vessel. His weapon is cursed like that and sometimes when I hit someone with that weapon, they turn into rabid demons.
That's the reason I don't use this weapon much... Hmmm.....
"Since you'll be staying here from now on... Let me just say... Welcome, I'm Sir Atup. You will be receiving orders from me from now on."
"Yes, sir. I am Tero."
"Tero? Now get inside and find Nai. He'll make you a house. You'll need one to rest or for some personal time at least, right?"
"I'm forever grateful for your generosity."
"Think of it as a good investment. Hahaha! Now, get inside."
It's a good thing the son wasn't as wild as the father.
(Demon Lord POV)
I don't think my situation changed that much. Crazy superiors asking me to do the impossible. (Sigh).
There was Nai written on a signboard with a drawing of a hammer.
"Oh! A new tenant! Welcome, welcome! What house would you like?"
"A small one is enough. Thank you very much, Sir."
"No problem! Just go for a short stroll and when you come back, your house is already here!"
"What!? It's that quick!?"
"Just go.. Hehehe. Check out the places here, You'll love it!"
"D-don't mind if I do..."
Woah. They even have more great people here.,,, I walked for an hour and stumbled upon a spring... I looked at my reflection.
I saw my face... It's looks exactly like a human's except for the two long demon horns. My black hair covered my blood red eyes. My skin was slightly reddish from the time I spent in inferno-like places.
Waiting there wasn't so bad... Then, I heard splash...
"Oh mo.... Who's there!?"
It was a woman's voice. She must've noticed my presence.
I quickly run away with my <Blink> spell... Whooo. It's a good thing to have this ever handy spell!
The place where I blinked was in front of Nai's house. I thought I was dreaming but a few houses away, I can see Nai doing the finishing touches for a small house.
"Is that mine?"
"Oh, you're here, Mr. Tero! I'm sorry I was an hour late in finishing your house."
Hour late? You could've finished it even quicker than that!?
"Sir Atup was too busy to help out this time, hehehe. Anyways, here you go!"
He gave me a key to the house.
"Make your self at home and... Welcome to the Kingdom. Looking forward to work with you."
I shaked hands with him and parted. This place... might not be that bad after all.
(Sir Atup POV)
I was taking a bath when suddenly a small child came out of nowhere...
"SIIIIIRRRR!!!! WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU DOING!?-desu"
An angry Milu came out from nowhere.
"What do you mean WHAT!? You were peeking on me weren't you!?-desu!"
I looked at her from head to toe.
"Nononono... I didn't even leave this place for a while now. That can't be me."
"Ooooommmmmmm!!!!! THEN WHO IS IT-DESU!?"
She was stomping her feet in anger. Why was she that angry anyways?
"It must be the new guy."
I wasn't sure that it was but... Oh, well.
She ran screaming from the top of her lungs. Poor Demon Lord.
"Sir Atup. Suspicious persons were spotted outside."
Anget was in full ninja gear because she wasn't taking a bath this time. You can still see the bridge from here, that's why she can keep watch.
"How are they suspicious?"
"I don't know why but you have to see for yourself."
When I went to the bridge to check...
"How is this suspicious."
It was sheep.... Lots of them.