Chapter 2 – The Birth of Young War God
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“That’s why for the time being I’m going to take my time on future plans while reflecting on myself.”
“Well isn’t it fine for the time being?”
After shouting out all the stress that has been over accumulated recently, the young lad with black hair, Toujou Renya is now having a conversation with a girl with silver hair back in a room that he is familiar with.
This place is not the same wasteland as before. The fact that the land was spread seemingly without any end was the same, but not like the wasteland before, the surrounding area is filled with prairies and flowers, complete with a set of flowing rivers and a clear lake. Those who saw it can’t help but think that this place is a utopia.
There is a hut in the center of that utopia where Renya and that girl live. A simple two-story building with a bedroom on the second floor and kitchen, living room, and a study on the first floor.
“But Renya really is amazing just as I thought. You beat daddy in only 138 years 11 months and 21 days if it was according to your sense of time!”
“But I really don’t feel anywhere amazing though”
“Because Renya did it faster than what I was expecting at first. I even thought it would take twice longer, you know? Really, I can’t look down on humans because they do sometimes create miracles”
“But if you ask me to repeat this whole thing again, even if it was me, I will fall into despair never to recover again”
“Is that so? I believe Renya will keep on chasing father for eternity if you have to”
“Well, thanks for the compliment. Anyway, has it really already been that long since you got me here, Floria? My sense of time getting dull from living on this side”
“It’s because you were really absorbed in your endeavor. You wake up, do some training, forge weapons, do research, and after all that challenge daddy, getting beaten up instead and repeat that process all over again”
“Japanese people are strong in that kind of routine work, you know? And I also like putting my effort to where I can clearly see the result”
“Yeah, that’s right. Because Renya is like that, my effort bringing you here won’t go to waste”
[Bringing] Renya here means literally like that. On a certain holiday, when Renya was about to go out to eat, when he opens his front door, at that moment, a dazzling light envelops him. Why is today’s sun extraordinarily bright? That was what Renya thought at that moment. But when he opened his eyes the next second, he was in an unknown prairie.
What the heck happened?
That was what Renya reflexively said while being dumbfounded at that moment.
“And then you suddenly said that no matter what I do or how hard I do, I will die after 3 days, and then I will reincarnate as a dog in the next life. If I don’t want to become a dog then I should go to this [God’s Realm] where I can grow my ability while not getting old then win a fight against a god in order to receive his power. And then you asked me ‘So what will you choose? Becoming a dog? Or becoming a god?’… With that kind of condition, there won’t be any sane people who choose the first choice, okay!?”
(Eros: No pun intended in the original. Just FYI)
“Ahaha, well that’s supposed to be true. Renya’s face at that time really warped in a funny way”
“Shut it. On top of that, because you ask me, a normal human, to fight a god, I thought it would be against a weak god or something, but he was a goddamned war god complete with a steroid-driven macho body and weapon of mass destruction like skill. I reflexively made an actual yaoming face reaction at the time, you know?”
“So you are the guy that will defeat me?!” is what the war god says to Renya the first time they met. Reminiscing on the past, Renya remembers just how much pressure concentrated in his voice that just by hearing it, he instantly trembles in fright. God’s majesty is not something you can ignore. Regardless, after hearing that he doesn’t have a time limit, he won’t die, and he can freely use anything and any methods in battle, Renya then says “I might be able to do something if I had the time.” It was something that no normal person would think of. Some might say that the two pairs are a well-matched couple in that odd common-sense way of thinking they have.
And then he starts living together with the beautiful girl… no, to be precise, she is a beautiful goddess named Floria that appears before him at first.
Floria helped Renya a lot in his ordeal. When he needs help with knowledge, tools, and even daily necessities, she will help her with complete devotion. The kind of devotion that made even Renya wonder sometimes because, in the end, Renya will be the one who kills her father. So why did she give her best supporting him? Renya had once asked Floria about it.
“But even as powerful as he is, thanks to Renya, daddy at long last gets the “ending” that he wishes for.”
“Because there’s already no one as strong as he is, He became unable to find a way to end his own life. That’s in a way really ironic.”
“He should just go and find other fun things to do instead… but well it’s daddy here we’re talking about……”
The gods are not allowed to take their life on their own, On the other hand, the war god also doesn’t feel it right to give his daughter that kind of responsibility either. Even though she is also a goddess, He doesn’t want her daughter to bear the sin of being her parent murderer. Yet spending his day in peace is also a torment for him. And with all those negative feelings piled up, he knows that someday that feeling will overrun him, dragging him down on becoming a fallen evil god that only brings destruction.
He can’t stop himself. That’s why the only way to do it is to entrust others with that responsibility. And Renya happens to be the chosen one among other infinite possibilities.
Floria on the other hand persisted in supporting Renya the best she could while killing down her own feeling of being powerless, hiding it with a bright smile. She knows that fulfilling her dad’s wish had the same meaning as killing him.
“He is really strict when it comes to battle. The feeling of wanting to end one own life in the heat of battle is understandable because of his career background… But never in my wildest dream that you asked human to do that”
“Don’t be so modest Renya, even in your world mythology also has legends where mere humans achieved amazing feats and then got recognized as a lower-tier god right? Well, normally you will get old and crippled first before you could become a god so it was kinda impossible in a way. But what if you can continue getting stronger without any limits like getting old and such? Even humans can ascend into god class power”
“Having ascended into god class myself, I can’t deny that statement”
“Well mostly, those who are able to reach that level in legend were already half-god from the start..”
“If that is what it is then don’t push that kind of ordeal to me then Floria. I’m just a normal human that was born and raised normally. I don’t have any special power, you know?”
“Yeah, it’s definitely true that Renya’s lineage, environment, power, and even looks are all just average. But you also have one good point”
“Oi, don’t go dissing me nonchalantly”
“Your soul is an amazing one you know? If you get out of your limit as a human, you can have literally unlimited possibilities spread before you. Well, that won’t be useful at all in your previous life though..”
“You do say that on purpose, didn’t you, Floria?”
Floria sticking her tongue out cutely. Renya can only sigh in front of this little devil. This beautiful happy-go-lucky goddess is a capricious person that likes to prank him once in a while. He thinks that it’s just her way of putting up a tough front while on the other side giving him her affection. Renya never blames her for that, nor ever gets really angry at her for that. It’s her way to frolic around. As she appears to be at the same age as Renya, he doesn’t feel restrained around Floria.
“Even if you say so, I sure am now kinda like a pseudo-god being. Anyway, since the objective has been completed, shall we think of our urgent issues?”
“Urgent. I can’t just keep on staying in god’s realm forever now that I have inherited the power of war god right?”
“Well, it’s not really a problem. But it is indeed a little bit boring sometimes”
On top of helping Renya in making weapons and giving him reference on fighting techniques, Floria is also assertively trying to learn the information on Renya’s world, and especially Japanese culture. Having known the excitement of knowing the outside world makes the god’s realm where, even if it was peaceful, nothing else exists becomes a bit more boring than before.
Renya also doesn’t want to keep a secluded life there. Not that he has any strong ambition when he gets out, but as he was a normal human that gets stimulated easily by something fictional, he’s raring to try using his power for something.
“Then again going back to my world with this kind of power is a bit..”
“Do you plan on conquering the world?”
“Seems like boring and it will give more trouble than fun anyway. Why were those boss characters from video games always obsessed with conquering the world anyway?”
“Because that way they can do as they please?”
“People with unthinkable power still can do as they please even if they don’t conquer the world though. Why bother making themselves jump into a troublesome position like becoming the whole world’s enemy? I fail to understand”
Renya thinks that not making any enemies also means that they can do whatever they want without other people disturbing them. Well, Renya can’t help thinking about the standard fiction story from his world.
“So in short, Floria, let’s go to another world!”
“Ok! Leave it to me for the details!”
“Yes! With your power which found me from an infinite number of worlds and dimensions, let search a suitable world for us to get in!”
“Ok! Let’s do this!”
Floria slowly holds her hand out, numerous balls of light appear on her surrounding space. It comes in different sizes and shapes, numerous worlds appear in the surrounding.
Well then, what kind of world awaits? With high hopes Renya holds in his chest, he starts peeking inside those balls of light.