Chapter 48: Two People, a Dragon, a Sword, and Happiness│Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com
“Nadia… I’m home.”
I say quietly to Nadia, who is standing in front of me with a little girl in tow.
… Yes, it’s Nadia.
Nadia Jest, the woman I love most in the world.
Nadia jumps into my chest.
“I missed you, Nadia.”
I hugged Nadia tightly as she repeatedly called my name and whispered to her.
I haven’t smelled Nadia’s scent in a long time.
“Thank God… Ivan is still alive!”
“Yes… I’m still alive… In order to be happy with you…”
I hugged Nadia for a while as she sobbed like that.
“Muuu ~! Ivan!!! Who is this woman?! Even though you have a mistress like me! Are you having an affair?! Are you cheating on me?!
“Elle! Don’t talk nonsense! —Huh?!”
I sensed Nadia’s murderous intent, so I peeked over at her and…
“…Could you please explain what’s going on, Ivan?”
A-Anyway, even though I came back alive, if I don’t explain it properly, I’m going to die here.
I looked over and saw a little girl screaming and pointing at Elle.
“U-Uh, Nadia, who is that little girl?”
“Ah, yes, that’s Tithona.”
When she replied, I was taken aback.
Huh? I thought Tithona was a sword…?
“More importantly, Ivan. What’s wrong with that girl?”
“Hey you! Why are you hanging out with Nadia’s boyfriend?! And what’s the deal with the human form?!”
I was about to say something, but the girl cut me off and asked Elle, who is standing next to me.
“Well~, if you put it that way, it’s the same as you; I’m tied to Ivan, so it’d be something akin to a mate~!”
“Don’t say it in a misleading way!”
I quickly put a stop to Elle’s conversation with the girl.
I felt like we were going nowhere, so I ignored Elle and the other girl who were arguing and explained the situation to Nadia.
In my dream, I could only find the ending to save Nadia, and every time I was bitten to death by Elensge, who was left behind.
Then, in one of my dreams, when the burns Carlos had given me knocked me out on the last guardian level, I was able to think of an ending that would also allow me to escape the labyrinth.
The plan is to strike a deal with Elensge.
The reason why I found the path was because Elensge herself shouted when I was about to lose consciousness (in my dream).
[I don’t want another day filled with nothing but devastation!]
So I decided to have a conversation with Elensge.
And guess what? Elensge accepted my words.
For the rest of my life, or is it the life of a dragon? that we are together.
So I made a pact with Elensge.
From now on, we’re just going to enjoy the wonders of this world.
“…After that, El and I exited the labyrinth and returned to the surface.”
“So that’s what happened…”
After listening to my explanation, Nadia finally understood.
“When we made our pact, I also told Elle about Nadia…But, I guess Elle was excited at the time, so she might have missed it…”
“I see… Well, Elensge… El-san is a child, so it can’t be helped.”
Nadia responds with a smile.
“Ah! You! Get away from my Ivan!”
“What are you talking about! He’s Nadia’s boyfriend!”
“Fufu… El-san, you have a unique way of saying that.”
U-Ugh… I never imagined I’d be in this much trouble…
“Nadia, let’s run away together!”
“”Ah?! Wait for me!!””
I take Nadia’s hand and run through the streets of Carlitos.
When I turn around, my beloved Nadia is smiling at me.
El and Tithona, who are chasing us, seem to be having some fun, too.
I have no idea what the future holds for us once we have escaped the labyrinth of despair, because I no longer dream.
But there is one thing I am certain of.
—I will live happily ever after with Nadia, the person I love the most.
three days after the Astoria Empire’s lunar eclipse.
Fluella de Astoria, the “Cruel Emperor,” passed away.
The cause of death has yet to be determined.
People in Imperial City, on the other hand, speak in unison.
—That day, in the Imperial City night sky, they saw a man and a woman with a sword standing on top of a massive dragon.
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