I’m An S-Rank Behemoth Monster - Chapter 133
Chapter 133 : Ibra Village
An old woman welcomed the group with a rather perplexed voice once they arrived at a house inside the village.
「It has been a while, Village Head. Due to come circumstances, I’m visiting this world again.」
Upon entering the house, Ciel greeted the old woman, who was the village head.
「For Ciel-sama to come here again, something troublesome must have happened.」
The village head said as she offered everyone to sit down. Aria and co accepted and sat down on their seats.
「I’ll get to the point without beating around the bush, Village Head. The truth is that an existence known as a demon king has escaped from our world into this world.」
「A demon… king?」
The village head again spoke in a confused voice.
Ignoring the village head’s confusion, Ciel continued her story.
「A Demon King is an existence that’s equal to a disaster in our world. And I’ve returned to this world along with my comrades to subjugate that very existence.」
「… I see. In short, you’re stopping by this village to get more information about that demon king, right?」
「Yes! Have you heard any rumors regarding such an existence?」
Even though she had become quite old, one could see that the village head should’ve been a beauty in her younger days.
The village chief replied to Ciel, 「Come to think of it, a young man in this village said that he saw a star falling in the direction of the western valley a few hours ago. Then, he also saw several stars falling in the direction of the plains.」
「I see… The first falling star was Belphegor. And the several falling stars which came later were… us」
Ciel guessed after hearing the village chief’s information. Everyone nodded together. They agreed with Ciel’s opinion.
「It’s decided then! Let’s head to the western valley. We just need to search its vicinity, right?」
「Yeah. Besides, there’s a labyrinth in the western valley. If we can’t find Belphegor in the valley’s vicinity, we have to look for her inside the labyrinth.」
Ciel replied to Aria’s remark as she stood up.
She headed toward the western valley, and everyone else followed her.
「Wait a minute, Ciel-sama.」
Suddenly, the village head stopped Ciel.
「Is something the matter, Village Head?」
「Thank you for your efforts in protecting this world. However, everyone in your party seems to be exhausted… Are you sure that you want to fight a calamity-like existence in such a condition?」
Maybe it was because of her job as a village head, but she could tell from Aria and co’s faces that they were exhausted.
Aria and co. couldn’t even rebuke the village head’s remarks.
「Hana, please take our guests to the guest house. You must rest for today.」
「Understood, Village Head!」
「Also, prepare a warm dinner and hot water for them as well. It’s about the time for dinner, after all…」
The village head retreated to her house after giving instructions to Hana.
Ciel said, 「Let’s do as she says, everyone.」 She sent a wry smile toward the village head.
「Fuu… the water’s temperature is perfect, Tama♡!」
Aria said in a relieved voice as she completely relaxed in the huge bathtub. Tama enjoyed Aria’s bre*st sandwich and also raised an adorable cry with 「Nya~n」.
「GUNUNUNU! I want to hug Tama too…」
Stella enviously looked at Tama and Aria while immersing her body in the bathtub. Beside her, Vulcan also looked at the two and thought (It seems Nyai~ce…).
「Nothing can beat a warm bath after a long day of battle~!」
「I feel alive!」
Lily and Faeri floated beside Aria, fully enjoying the bath.
「The hot water in this village comes from a natural hot spring, it can relieve fatigue.」
Ciel, who had immersed herself in the bathtub, explained to them. She was enjoying the natural hot spring in this world after a long time, and her face was really calm right now.
「Mu! I wanted to take a bath together with Uncle Cedric…」
May spoke in a slightly dissatisfied voice while dipping her feet into the hot spring.
When Hana had guided the group to the bathroom, May had tried to enter the male bathroom with her uncle, Cedric. In the end, she had gotten kicked out of the room by none other than Cedric.
Even though he had awakened to his paternity after he met May, entering the bathtub naked with a woman, albeit his niece, was too much of a hurdle for him.
He truly was wasting his cool and handsome face. But, one might say that Cedric was a safe choice due to the unnaturally high female count of their party.
「I hope the subjugation of Demon King Belphegor progresses nicely.」
Aria spoke as she hugged Tama.
「It’s okay, Aria. Belphegor’s power should’ve weakened right after her revival. We can subjugate her when we find her. In fact, she might be in the middle of hiding to recover her power right now.」
Ciel placed her hand on Aria’s shoulder as she cheered the latter in a calm voice.
Not wanting to lose, Tama also rubbed his head at Aria’s cheeks.
「Fufufu… thank you. Ciel-sama, Tama…」
Apparently, their encouragement worked as Aria’s worry-filled face returned to her usual cheerfulness.
「By the way, Aria, I really want to hug Tama, but…」
「No. I won’t let anyone hug Tama when we’re in a bathtub♪!」
Not even a request from Ciel, a hero, could make Aria concede the right to hug Tama during a bath.