Editor: Kabur & Silavin
In the end, they didn’t know about the new power until they started visiting the sanctuary.
Peach’s fortune-telling told her that the existing power would grow rather than become a new power, but she was not that certain about it.
Meanwhile, the feeling Kousuke had when he saw the Black Wolf was still there. However, he did not feel it with any of the other summoned beasts except the Black Wolf.
To be precise, he could feel it in a very limited manner in some black wolves on the 91st Floor.
He went to the black wolves several times after Peach told her fortune-telling, but nothing had changed, except that strange feeling became more apparent.
Meanwhile, the time for him to visit the sanctuary had come, so Kousuke decided to give up and go to make sure that everything was okay.
“Well, I don’t know about that.”
Kousuke first asked Asura when he arrived at the Garden of Everlasting, and this was the answer he got.
“What? Huh? Is that so?”
Kousuke felt like the ladder under him had been suddenly removed, but this was his fault for expecting too much.
In the first place, Peach’s fortune-telling had only indicated that there was something to be found if he went to the sanctuary, not that he would get an answer from Asura.
“I wouldn’t be able to know everything either, no matter how much I try, would I?”
“Eh? Hmmm? Really?”
He repeated himself, but of course, this was intentional.
“That’s right. There are things I can do and things I can’t do. Of course, there are things I know and things I don’t know. Especially when it comes to Kousuke, I just don’t know what would happen.”
“Really? Is that a good thing or a bad thing?”
“That’s a good thing, isn’t it? Wouldn’t it be boring if I already knew everything from the start?”
“Well, yes, but… Oh, no, wait. That’s just me, isn’t it?”
Asura looked away from Kousuke’s question.
“Well, that’s what it is. I’ll answer before you ask, it’s because your soul is from another world.”
“It’s because of that?”
“Yeah, that’s right. If you were born into this world from the start, I would have most of the answers for you. But you are not.”
Asura said this to Kousuke with a serious expression.
Kousuke’s reaction to this was, ‘Hmmm…’ without much thought about it.
He did not realize that he was special to Asura, and did not really put much thought into it.
Of course, this was a big deal for Asura, since it was the first time she had experienced something like this, but unfortunately, Kousuke was none the wiser.
Asura, on the other hand, had no intention of telling Kousuke.
She was convinced that Kousuke’s attitude was not going to change even if she did tell him.
Therefore, Asura didn’t feel the need to mention it to Kousuke.
“Well, anyway, there’s also the matter of Peach’s fortune-telling, so why don’t you go and relax for a while?”
“Hmmm. I would love to, but I was told that they need me for the dinner party soon.”
“Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. That’s too bad.”
Asura, who said that, was also busy. Thus, even if Kousuke had stayed around for longer, she would not be able to accompany him.
“Well, as long as you are staying here, I would be happy if you could deal with those girls as much as possible.”
The reason Kousuke started coming to the sanctuary regularly in the first place was to meet with the Goddesses.
Naturally, he already had plans for this visit.
When Eris handed him the schedule as soon as he arrived, Kousuke, who knew what was coming, couldn’t help but grimace.
The only relief was that the schedule was not as packed as in the past.
Kousuke’s promise of regular visits meant that he was able to make room for them, since they were not as reckless as they had been the previous time.
After finishing the dinner party, which was the only event of the day, Kousuke was relaxing in the room he had been assigned when he was suddenly visited by Jal.
Behind her were a giggling Eris and Spica.
“Oh, Jal…! What’s the matter?”
“What’s the matter, you ask!?”
“Because of you, I have no time at all these days!”
Kousuke looked at Eris with a puzzled expression on his face.
“Don’t worry about it. It’s just a joke.”
“Haha. Well, whether it’s a joke or not, it’s certainly a false accusation by Jal.”
Jal’s shoulders slumped, and Kousuke became increasingly confused at the relentless arguments of the two sisters.
“Never mind. It’s simply that one word from Kousuke has increased Jal’s workload significantly.”
“A word? What did I say?”
“That’s the thing! You said, ‘I won’t hold back!'”
Kousuke tilted his head for a moment, but could not remember when he said that.
“I’m sorry, what do you mean exactly?”
“Well, you don’t have to worry about it. It’s regarding the titles of the summons.”
“… Hmm? Ah! Come to think of it, I did say something like that. The number of summons with titles has certainly increased since then, did it affect you?”
“Yes, it has! Mhoou-“
Jal was about to continue further when Spica interrupted her.
“Yes, yes. Let’s stop there. Stop now, or else Sister Eris’s lightning will strike…”
At Spica’s threat, Jal stopped dead in her tracks.
Jal looked fearfully at Eris with only a glance and shuddered for a moment.
Eris had a smile on her face at that moment, but she knew from her past experiences that Eris’s smile was not a good one.
Seeing this, Eris let out one sigh and turned to Kousuke.
“Well, don’t worry about it too much, it’s just more paperwork to allow them to try and attach a title to Kousuke-sama’s dependents.”
“Heh. You’re doing paperwork screening?”
“Yes. Yes, but most of them fail.”
Kousuke’s cheeks twitched at this answer.
“….I think the number of titleholders has been increasing quite a bit.”
“Less than one percent of the documents we receive actually grants titles, you know?”
Jal, who had been released from Spica’s custody, looked at Kousuke with a stern look.
“Are you serious…?”
“Therefore, Kousuke-sama. Once again, please don’t worry too much. Even though the number of paperwork reviews have increased, recently, my subordinates have started working on them, and they still seem to have more spare time.”
“Oh, ok. That seems fine, but…”
“Is it really fine!?”
“We have already limited it as much as possible, you know?”
Kousuke ignored Jal, who was ranting about something, and asked Eris.
“There is no problem. As for blessings and etc. Certain conditions must be met first. If there are too many of them, it means that the conditions they have to meet will be harder.”
“Ah, I see. In other words, if there are too many, the number of title holders will not increase?”
“Yes, that would be the case.”
Kousuke was about to nod at Eris’s explanation, but there was something about Eris’s words earlier that bothered him.
“Yes. There are many conditions to bring the power of the Goddesses over there…”
“Ah, no. I’m not talking about titles… No, is this also related to titles?”
Kousuke tilted his head, and Eris also tilted her head, not understanding what he was talking about.
“What are you referring to?”
Kousuke told the three Goddesses about Peach’s fortune-telling, which was one of the objectives of this trip.
He had told Asura about it, but he didn’t mention it to the three Goddesses yet.
“I see, so that’s what you mean. If it’s about that, then Jal’s an expert…”
“Impossible! If Asura-sama doesn’t know, there’s no way I could know!”
Kousuke couldn’t help but chuckle at Jal’s blunt reply.