A Demon Lord’s Tale: Dungeons, Monster Girls, and Heartwarming Bliss
Maou Ni - Chapter 34
The Daily Life of the Newcomers .
"Hhhhh…I'm tired . Lefy always takes things so seriously . "
Lyu said as she plopped onto the bed in the room, she was still wearing her maid outfit .
The bed felt amazing . It was so soft, it enveloped you when you lay in it .
Up until now, she had only ever slept in beds that were not much different from wooden boards . She would usually wake up with her body hurting all over . But this was the kind of bed that was likely to blow away any of the previous day's fatigue after you've slept in it .
"Hey, are you fine with your clothes getting wrinkled?"
"Oh, that's true . "
Having been rebuked by Leila, Lyu started to take off the maid outfit .
Delicate, yet womanly curves made up her now exposed body .
The magical beings, beast folk, and the demi-humans were currently on friendly terms .
The reason for that was because they were all seen as 'human failures,' and were oppressed for being heretics . If they decided to fight amongst each other, they would very likely find themselves annihilated by the humans .
As the people of the forest, the elves alone held 'the secret arts of the forest', which were capable of dealing a painful blow, if the humans ever tried to antagonize them . And so they were protected by a mutual state of non intervention . But all of the other races were still exposed to the humans lust for domination . The fighting has continued for a long time; hundreds of years even .
The situation was bad .
The magical beings, beast folk, and demi-humans, each had superior abilities compared to humans on an individual basis, but they could not compete against the overwhelming number of humans that were united . The humans would come at them, sending 10 for every 1, 100 for every 10 of them .
The battlefront was being pushed back little by little . On top of this, the human's technology was advancing every day . Lyu had heard that they were inferior in numbers for the past 10 years,
In such a situation, whether you liked it or not, it would become necessary for those who are standing in the same camp to work together and be on friendly terms .
"I know it's a bit late to ask, but how did you come to be here anyway?"
"It was due to a debt…"
As she began nonchalantly, Lyu began to put on the cutely designed pajamas given to her by the master, all the while looking at her .
"That's just the public reason right? Because, aren't you from the sheep horn clan?"
Because there were many types of clans amongst the magical beings and beast folk, there was a custom to say what your clan of birth is after your name . It was because each clan was seen as its own community .
For Lyu, the Gilou that came after her name was just that .
But… In spite of such customs existing, this girl had not addressed herself with her last name .
This was simply due to the fact that there was only one sheep horn clan .
The biggest distinction of the female only, sheep horn clan was that they were all scholars .
Their clan was known to be brimming with curiosity . They were the kind of researcher, who once their attention has been drawn, will obsess over that thing to the point of forgetting to eat or sleep .
This was famous among the magical beings, it was well known enough that even some of the beast folk, like Lyu were aware of it .
Well, I doubt he knows about it though .
"You do know that I am incredibly grateful? I had seriously thought of giving up on life when I was forced into slavery . But, in spite of most Demon Lords being drunk on power and mindless brutes, I was able to meet an intelligent and level-head Demon Lord here . Sp in that case, wouldn't it be a waste if I did not use this opportunity to explore the labyrinth and these people known as Demon Lords?"
"Uh, I guess . "
Her usually nonchalant colleague had suddenly made a tight fist and had an intense look in her eyes . Lyu looked at this, thinking, "Ahh, she is one of the sheep horn clan after all…" and smiled .
"And so, did you learn anything?"
"No, the only thing that I know is that the Demon Lord holds some mysterious power, also he is quite a funny person . Also, he takes good care of his younger sisters and Lefy . "
"Ahh…well, that is the kind of person Master is . "
If you were to describe him in one word it would be 'mysterious . '
He would use tools that no one has ever seen or heard of as if he were a professional, he would use magic on a grand scale and look unaffected by it, but at other times he would have no knowledge of something common, something that even a child of the beast folk would know .
He would laugh, become angry, be sad . His personality was carefree like a child . Well, it was mostly inconsequential things that made him show those range of emotions, but there was still something refreshing about seeing him like that .
And…for some reason, being around him felt good, like sitting in the sun, it made you feel warm .
That was the most mysterious thing for Lyu, that she would feel such a sense of comfort in spite of having not known him for very long .
Well, even if that were not the case, people did not loudly pester her here, she was a maid only in name and could generally do as she pleased . Sometimes she would be forced to be a playmate, but it was not a problem as she found that job quite enjoyable . The only thing that troubled her a little was that he hated to lose, and would repeatedly want a rematch .
And the food was also good, there was a relaxing hot spring, the bedroom was amazing, she was working under the highest conditions . She was a little sad that she had not seen him recently, but at least Fenrir, who was the reason Lyu had wanted to be here in there first place, was here .
If she boasted about this to her friends back home, they would likely gnash their teeth in pure jealousy .
"Don't you think, that the Master would not be especially angry if he knew the truth?"
"That may be true, but I want to know about this labyrinth and the Master as they really are . And so, I think it would be better to keep it a secret . "
Well, what she was saying was understandable .
Not many people would act in the exact same way if they all of a sudden found out that they were being watched .
"And what about you? The Gilou clan, aren't they the head family of a tribe known as Warwolf? I heard a story a little while ago about the chief's daughter running away from home . Are you, perhaps the chiefs…"
"Aghhh!? Tha-, that's a secret!!"
Lyu frantically waved both of her hands about in order to stop Leila from talking .
"Hehe, I won't tell anyone . But if you tell others about me, well, my tongue may slip . "
"I, I understand! I promise that I won't tell anyone, so you can't tell anyone about me, alright!?"
As her colleague looked flustered, Leila couldn't help but wonder about it .
"But what about you, why are you so intent on hiding it?"
"Be, because… it's embarrassing . That such an unrefined girl is… the chief's daughter . "
Leila laughed when Lyu said this in a hesitant voice .
"You are feminine enough, I think that you are very cute . "
"Wha, cu- you think that I'm cute…"
"Now, we have an early morning tomorrow, and it would be very rude of us to wake up later than the Demon Lord . So let's go to bed now . "
So saying, Leila stretched out her hand and turned the room's lamp off .
"Uhh, I feel like your trying to avoid something, but… Good night . "
"Yes, good night . "
What Lyu refers to as 'magic on a large scale' is the time that Yuki added the grasslands area with the dungeons features .