The Saint of the Labyrinth Is Adored by Monsters~ Though I Was Exiled and Left to Die in the Forest of Abyss, I Offered Prayers to God and Before I Knew It, It Became a Sanctuary – Chapter 4

𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟒: 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭

I, Kyrie・Inori, was abandoned in a terrifying forest called Abyss Forest after being exiled from the royal capital.

But there, I accidentally treated a monster.

Then I became able to understand their language, and it was revealed that I am the reincarnation of the Holy Demon King?

They asked me to meet their leader, so I headed deeper into the forest.

. . . . . .Huh, am I outside the forest?

After passing through the mouth of the great tree monster, Mr. Tree King, I found myself in a different place from the dense jungle I was in before.

A wilderness, perhaps?

There were no trees, and not a single blade of grass was to be seen.

The cracked earth stretched on forever.

『Big sister Kyrie.』

Kumakichi-kun and his Okaa-san, Mrs. Kumako appear slowly.

Both of you, do you know where we are right now?

『This is a sacred place that was once called 【Paradise】』

Paradise. . . . . .?

『That was long before I was born. Now we monsters call this place 【Dead End】』

Dead End, huh?

I guess that means a dead-end.

『This is the edge of the continent.』

The edge of the continent. . . . . .I’ve come quite far.

But for a place that was once called Paradise, it seems to be in complete ruin.

I wonder what happened here. . . . . .?

『Who knows? The leader knows best. He’s the oldest among us.』

If I ask the leader, I’ll understand why Paradise became known as Dead End, and about the Holy Demon King, right?

Mrs. Kumako, can you take me to the leader?

『Of course.』

『Then hop on my back, OBig Sister!』

Thank you, Kumakichi-kun.

With that, I ride on Kumakichi-kun’s back, and we slowly advance across Dead End’s devastated land.

In the old Paradise, there was nothing.

The dry earth stretched on and on.

Though there were traces of a river, not a single drop of water was flowing.

Could people or monsters live here?

After a while. . . . . .

We stood before a peculiar building.

Is this. . . . . .a church?

『Yes, the forest leader resides inside here』

Alone in the wilderness, a small church stands.

The roof is broken, cracks and vines cover the walls, and it looks like a ruin.

But it still maintained the shape of a church.

It’s strange, there are no other buildings around. Maybe it’s weathered.

That this building alone is intact. . . . . .

『Come on, Kyrie. Let’s go inside』

I nod, get off Kumakichi-kun, and enter.

When I put my hand on the door. . . . . .

It fell over with a bang!

『『Cough, cough!』』

Such dust. . . . . .it’s bad for the body to live in a place like this.

『Mom, I can’t get in』

Kumakichi-kun is stuck due to his large body.

Flailing his limbs around, he looks quite adorable.

『Can’t be helped, this isn’t a place for monsters.』

Is that so?

『Yes. The leader has been secluded here for a long time. I haven’t even seen his face.』

Then how do you usually communicate with the leader?

『Tree King hears the leader’s words and conveys them to us, the forest dwellers.』

Ah, I see. . . . . .

In that case, I guess it’s best for me to go in alone.

『Sorry, I’ll wait outside.』

『If anything happens, just yell! I’ll break the wall to get in if I have to!』

He’s willing to go to great lengths for me.

I’m really happy.

But it’s not good to break someone else’s house, so please wait there.

『Okay.』

I entered the church alone.

It was a chapel.

The chairs, lights, all broken.

Even the stained glass is shattered.

But. . . . . .

There is a statue of God.

“Ah, Noir-sama. . . . . .”

This is the name of God, who created this world.

Creator God, Noir-sama.

The one I have worshiped and offered my prayers to.

“There is a statue of Noir-sama in the old paradise too, isn’t there?”

Yes, that’s true.

After being expelled from the Grand Temple, I had forgotten to pray to God.

I kneel and offer my prayers. . . . . .

That’s when it happened.

A magic circle appeared at my feet, and it began to shine.

! Is this. . . . . .a teleportation spell?

Before I knew it, I had arrived at an unknown place.

A place different from the church I was in earlier.

Perhaps it could be called an abandoned park.

But there are withered flowers growing haphazardly in the garden.

The fountain is dry, and I feel a sense of loneliness.

In the center of the abandoned park, there was a gigantic furball.

What could it be. . . . . .this large, round furball?

Out of curiosity, I touch it firmly.

It feels like a wet rag. . . . . .somewhat unpleasant. . . . . .

『Who. . . . . .are you. . . . . .?』

! A voice reaches directly into my brain.

This is like Kumakichi-kun and the others.

Could you be a monster?

『Cough cough! Cough cough!』

The furball slowly grows larger.

It was. . . . . .an incredibly large dog.

Or perhaps, a wolf?

The shape of the face and ears doesn’t look like a dog.

But it looks very tired.

Its fur lacks vitality, and its ears and tail are drooping.

Is it unable to get up? It’s lying flat on the ground.

Its eyes are covered by fur. . . . . .but they open wide.

『Ellison-sama?! Is it you, Ellison-sama?!』

The furball-dog suddenly raises its body and shouts.

What’s wrong? Ellison. . . . . .? Who. . . . . .?

『No, the holy Demon King-sama is. . . . . .already dead. . . . . .Cough! Cough! Cough!』

The dog starts coughing, and a large amount of blood spews from its mouth.

! This is terrible!

Immediate treatment is needed!

『Cough cough! I’m. . . . . .okay. . . . . .I’m. . . . . .old. . . . . .』

Panting heavily, the dog looks worn out.

It certainly looks like an old man. . . . . .

『Haha. . . . . .Ellison-sama. . . . . .I’m glad. To meet you at last. . . . . .』

No way! Hang in there!

You must not die yet!

If you die, many people in the forest will be sad!

I kneel and pray to God.

Please, lend me your power.

Please heal this dog.

Then, a holy light overflows from my body.

The healing power of a saint.

But what is this? The light feels stronger than usua. . . . . .

BLINDING FLASH!

Kyaa! What a dazzling light. . . . . .?

I can’t open my eyes. . . . . .!

But the light soon subsides.

And there stands a beautiful man with white hair.

“I can’t believe it. . . . . .The lost power is returning.”

Who. . . . . .are you?

Where’s the cute dog from earlier?

The beautiful young man with white hair asks me.

“Are you the one who healed me?”

Eh, eh?

Who. . . . . .are you?

“I am terribly sorry.”

With a pop, the beautiful young man with white hair turns into a large white dog.

Is that the dog from earlier?

『Yes, it is. But I am not a dog. I am Fenrir.』

Fenrir!

That’s the legendary beast from ancient times.

『From the Holy Demon King-sama, I have been entrusted with the name of “Dog God General Chatura,” and the guardianship of Abyss Forest.』

Chatura. . . . . .What a cute name.

When he returns to human form, he kneels and bows deeply.

“Thank you for saving me as I was on the brink of death, Holy Demon King-sama.”

Mr. Chatura says that to me.

Holy Demon King. . . . . .no, I am a saint of the Celestial Guidance Church, Kyrie・Inori.

“I see. . . . . .indeed, you must be the reincarnation of the Holy Demon King Ellison Inori-sama.”

! So, Ellison, who had been mentioned before, was the rumored Holy Demon King-sama.

Blood relation. . . . . .Does that mean a descendant, I wonder?

“That immense holy power, and the fact that you came to this place, is the greatest proof that you are the reincarnation of the Holy Demon King-sama.”

With a sniffle. . . . . .Mr. Chatura sheds tears, looking up at me.

“This Chatura is truly happy to have met you again.”

I don’t quite understand, but I was able to save the life of a dog that was about to be lost.

Thank you, Noir-sama. It’s all thanks to your power.

I quietly offer a prayer on my own.


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