Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa
A Momentary Dream
In front of the Queen who came to meet me, I dismounted the Pikarsha, kneeling down and lowering my head.
Although we’re always usually like THAT, this here is an official moment, and there’s something called matching the time, place and occasion; there’s no way I should break that. … I’ll be troubled if I get a bad reputation attached to me.
“For this current reception, I am thankful from the bottom of my heart, your majesty.”
A, she breathed a sigh of relief, the Queen. Of course I wouldn’t have the maliciousness to mess around in this kind of situation.
“For cooperating with the way we suddenly called you out here this time, I give you my thanks. Now then, it isn’t grand, but please enjoy this parade. Everyone, at this time, enjoy the feast!”
The Queen raised her hand, and at the same time music sounded, lights revolved about, and the bubble-like Fairies also danced about in revolutions.
“As for Earth-sama, please ride the Pikarsha once again, and then please follow behind the leader. You are the main attraction.”
Somehow, something completely ridiculous was just said by the Queen, but if I try to refuse here it will only become a useless disagreement that only wastes time without changing the result; so thinking, I obediently follow along.
This might be a useless addition, but after this, the parade in One More’s Fairy Country was repeated many more times; the players who got to participate in the parade were many, but the Fairy Country’s Queen is the one who stands alone in the lead; after this and far into the future, for a player to play the leading role in the parade, this parade is the only time.
Mounting the Pikarsha for a second time, I marched at the head of the parade.
Since a large amount of all the Fairies were waving their hands at me, I waved my hand back at them, and furthermore, I waved largely.
They’re not just watching from the left and right sides of the streets, there’s also a bunch watching from inside the buildings, and there are also a lot of Fairies floating in the sky that look like pegasus and griffons and the like, stepping straight out of mythical stories; the Fairies riding on their backs also waved their hands.
Today is most certainly just a momentary dream.
Even if this is a game world, the number of players who can see this dream are really only a handful, so thinking that way, let’s enjoy it, this moment.
Even if this dream-like illusion only lasts a moment, just the memories of it alone are the real deal, after all.
It seems like in the end, the last stop of this parade is the Royal Castle.
As we inched closer and closer to the Royal Castle, the parade’s music became the liveliest it had been as we faced it, and numerous fireworks were also shot into the air.
Aa, I don’t even know how many screenshots I’ve taken, and I’ve even recorded a video; to have received such a flashy welcome to this extent, there was no way I could have imagined it when I logged in today.
Although I said it was a momentary dream, even for a momentary dream, this is way too flashy.
And then, once we reached the Royal Castle, when we entered it, the parade was over.
“Now then, once again, welcome to the Fairy Country. We of the Fairies welcome Earth-sama.”
This place is the Royal Castle’s audience room.
It’s an image often found in fantasies, a scene where a king is sitting on his throne to welcome the protagonist, right?
Picture that some how or other, and you’ll be close; this kind of thing doesn’t change much no matter where you get it from, ne.
“I’m grateful for you welcome, however, frankly speaking, wasn’t that way too over the top …?”
Don’t tell me because the Queen herself came out to meet me, that it resulted in something so flashy that it included even a parade.
Certainly it was first-rate, and that it let me see a good dream is unmistakably the truth, though.
“No, the reason for the parade is, the citizens of this Fairy Country learned that you will definitely appear here and they insisted on it; there were quite a few of my people who could hardly keep still and wait and kept asking, “Is he here yet? Is he here?” and even the Fairies who are usually wandering about have recently gathered in the Royal Capital in the end.”
Somehow, it seems there are all sorts of things going on in Fairy Country … is everything going to be ok with this country?
Honestly, I had no idea what to say, so a vague word spilled out.
“And on top of that, there was a rumor going around that the Queen was keeping you to herself … even though I would prefer to be kept.”
OI! This queen seems to have gone off the deep-end, zo, but in the audience room, there’s no one to retort other than myself.
“Your Highness, please try to control yourself.”
The long, light-blue haired female Fairy immediately entered the conversation to put a stop to it. For a second, I was grateful to her from the bottom of my heart.
“Th,that’s right … for moving your activities to this country for a while, it really helps us out. From our side, we have no intentions of mimicking boorish behaviors like conducting surveillance on you or escorting you.”
I see; after this, I should just act like a normal adventurer she means.
“Understood; tomorrow I will be just another adventurer and will slowly and carefully conduct my activities.”
For now I’ll head back to the fortress town and slowly fumble about and explore, since that’s a place where I can see and fight with the monsters that live here. Doing things like that will probably be ideal; it’s better if the flashiness is limited to today.
“Then with that, the audience is over with this.”
With the Queen’s declaration, my audience with her came to an end, at last the stiff formalities … ah, no, it wasn’t that stiff, since along the way the stiffness leaked out, but anyway, we emerged from the audience room.
Now then, quite some time has passed, so let’s find an inn in the Royal Capital and log out … so thinking, let’s leave the castle – but.
“Ara? And where might you be going?”
Is what I heard the Queen say from behind me.
“Ah, no, it’s getting to the time where I must excuse myself, so I’m going to an inn to sleep.”
The majority of the players who use an inn to log out refer to it as “sleeping”.
“A, I see ne, then together with me in my bedroom …”
At the moment the Queen started sleep-talking1, I used <Wind Booster> and <Fly> to run away with all my might.
This is that woman’s castle, so I decided it would be the best decision to run away in a fashion that just invites someone to make fun of it.
To run away by jumping out the window, am I some kind of burglar; come to think of it, I have Chivalrous Thief don’t I; my mind went off thinking in a weird direction while I flew away; tumbling into an inn and logging out; what a pitiful way to end the day.
[Wind-Blown Hunting Bow]Lv12
[Small Shield]Lv 6
[Physical Ability Reinforcement]Lv31
[Fairy Language]Lv99 (Forced Acquisition) (Unable to be moved to Reserved Skills)
Titles Possessed: The One who Charmed Even the Fairy Queen, The One who Defeated a Great Foe Alone, Liberator, ???
His second name from other players is “The Fairy Queen’s Husband-san”, Chef of the Battlefield-san
A/n: Right away, it’s a flashy beginning in the Fairy Country.
Before long, we will return to everyday operations.
- sleep words– a pun, with “speaking gibberish” and “words about sleep”
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