The Saintess Wants to Runaway - Chapter 3
At the northern end of the continent, there is a frozen land. A place so barren that humans could not set foot in.
It is the habitat of the demons that follow the evil god Ramuta, and is commonly called the Demon Realm. And demon king is the lord that refers to the ruler of this northern continent.
A hundred years ago, a great war broke out between the Middle Continent, where humans live, and the Northern Continent, where demons live.
This war that took place for the dominance of the continent, was very intense, and the demons prevailed at first. It is said that it was the 7th Demon King Heathcliff who led the northern demons at that time.
An incarnation of evil born with the black magic of the evil god Ramuta.
A ruthless and cruel ruler.
At this time, it was a woman who saved the helpless humans.
It’s Hana Gremia.
By the miracle of the goddess, the demons were driven out, and the demon king was sealed. Since then, demons have been unable to cross the Middle Continent, and humans have begun to flourish.
In honor of her goddess, the priests built a temple in a sealed place and came to praise the goddess.
It is the origin of the Gremian Goddess Church and the history of the founding of the Holy Kingdom.
It is a story that even children in the country know. To appease a crying child, their parents used to say, ‘If you don’t listen, the Demon King will catch you!’
But the demon lord Heathcliff was such a handsome man. Far from being the incarnation of malice, he is the incarnation of beauty that seduces women.
“Saint, rest assured that I am here now. We will surely save you.”
Leo swung his holy sword and attacked the purple-eyed man.
However, Heathcliff blocked Leo’s sword attack by creating a barrier with just one flick of his finger. At the place where Heathcliff’s black magic and Leo’s sword strike met, a crackling sound was heard.
The moment Leo swung his sword broadly and horizontally, Heathcliff leapt backwards. Only the black air was split in half. However, Leo is a strong and persistent paladin. He continued to fire his sword and attack Heathcliff.
Heathcliff grabbed me and put the sword to my neck. Dark aura appeared as the spell engraved in gold on the sword imbued with magical power was activated.
The devil has a magic sword.
“Are you okay with whatever happens to this woman?”
“…Saint Julia, I will surely save you!”
I pondered for a while.
Maybe this is an opportunity?
This purple-eyed man’s hold on me was not strong. In other words, she could get away from him just by using a slight divine magic to push him away.
But even if that happens, she will only return to her old life.
Is it not it? It is a life of being harassed by work from dawn until night, and being exploited without receiving even a decent amount of compensation.
Rather, let’s find a new life. The opportunity was clear now. One chance to change your life!
I took a slight step, snuggled close to the man’s side, and gently grabbed his arm. As his body touched my back, the man hardened his face and bit his lip. Aiming for the gap, Leo swung his sword sharply.
The sword rushed straight at the man’s neck, but was blocked by the magic sword.
“I will not forgive you for touching the body of the noble saint!”
I touched it slightly, but he didn’t seem to notice it.
The truth is, I am a little uncomfortable with this man, Leo. Leo was a man like a very faithful paladin. With a great physique and appearance.
Many people praised him for his honest personality.
He is truly a paladin that would appear in a fairy tale book.
However, he was very uptight, and it was tiring as he was so naive. He was so sacred to me that it was bothersome to be thrilled by anything.
I am confident in my appearance, but I couldn’t bear to make a fuss about the fact that even if I only scratched my head for a while, it felt like a goddess’s comb.
Besides, if they find out that I was here to steal alcohol from the kitchen… I really don’t want to think about it.
As a follower of the goddess preached for more than two hours saying ‘You shouldn’t drink too much.’
If it is a handsome demon king and an honest paladin, of course she would choose the handsome demon king. I stumble and lean on the purple-eyed man, whispered in a small voice.
‘Are you really the Demon King Heathcliff? The Demon King who was sealed a hundred years ago? Ruler of the Demon Realm?’
As my breath touched his ear, he stiffened his cheeks and his body as if it was tickling.
He seems to be very ticklish.
‘I know where the golden goddess you are looking for is located.’
‘What? Is that really true? Where the hell is she?’
‘Take me and I’ll tell you.’
After finishing the whisper, I made a pitiful expression on my face.
“Ah… Sir Leo, I lost my power because of this demon king’s magic.
Uh, if you come any closer, he could harm Sir Leo too.”
“What do you mean?”
Heathcliff asked puzzled. I ignored him and looked sad again.
“I cannot put Sir Leo in danger because of me.”
“We cannot repeat the tragedy of a hundred years ago. If I become the hostage, the temple would be safe.”
Ignoring Leo who was trying to stop me, I slowly retreated while holding Heathcliff’s arm. Fortunately, the Dark Dragon Coco was more intelligent than the Demon King. As I approached, it fell flat on its back so that I could get on it.
I quickly climbed onto Coco’s back and whispered something to Heathcliff. Soon, Heathcliff followed what I did.
“I’ll be taking the saint.”
He’s really bad at acting…
“Well, Sir Leo has done his best, so don’t let him blame himself. Oh, and the Demon King wants 100,000 gold as a ransom for me. Well then….”
I quickly clung to Coco’s back, fearing that Heathcliff might leave me.
Coco started flying over the temple. Finally, she escaped. I almost slipped on Coco’s back while cheering.
Whew, I thought I’ll lose my nerve.
What do you think a young man and woman would do if they were alone in a bedroom?
Of course, there is only one answer. That’s what happens. That is, it comes from a book that has been classified as a harmful book by the temple and is secretly viewed.
Heathcliff kidnapped me, not exactly kidnapping, but anyway, he took me to a place far away.
As they flew north from the temple for a long time, I felt that the texture of the air changed. The air touching her skin was filled with mana.