Chapter 1 – The Demon King Observation Diary
It’s been a day since I came to the human world from the demon world. The surroundings are dim because we are now deep inside the forest, but if I look up, I can take a glimpse of the sky from the gaps between tree branches.
I’ve read about the cloudless blue sky in the books. Nevertheless, I was still impressed when seeing it in person. I didn’t feel much because the sky was cloudy yesterday, but I’m a little excited today.
Personally. I’m enjoying this trip. However, I’m sure Maou-sama has some kind of purpose in coming to the human world. In addition, about this forest…. shouldn’t we go to the place with a better view instead?
“Maou-sama, for what purpose did we come to the human world?” (Fell)
I asked Maou-sama who was walking in front of me.
“I think we should establish a friendly relationship with the human race. You can say we are here as the advance party.” (Maou)
I don’t understand Maou-sama’s line of thought well. I mean, is it necessary for the demon race to have a friendly relationship with the human race? To begin with, I don’t think we will meet humans in this kind of place.
“Please excuse me, but why do we have to establish a friendly relationship with the human race? I don’t understand it.” (Fell)
I’m not doubting Maou-sama, but if I don’t ask what I don’t understand now, it will surely bring troubles later on. Besides, as the sole servant he brought to the human world, I must have a firm understanding of Maou-sama’s goals, so that I could serve him to the best of my abilities.
I should have asked about this beforehand, but…. I was too happy when Maou-sama chose me to accompany him here. Yeah, I will reflect.
“Hmm, it’s something necessary…. Having a friendly relationship with the human race will be more beneficial to the demon race.” (Maou)
Is that so? After Maou-sama defeated that hateful person, somehow, it concluded with an agreement to not attack the other party unless to defend oneself. Personally, I have no problem with it, but still, I couldn’t see the point of being friendly with the human race.
“You seem dissatisfied.” (Maou)
Oops. I’ve failed to maintain my poker face. Let’s be cool! Be cool!
“The so-called armed crisis is almost gone. However, we’re facing another crisis right now. The food supply in the demon world will be exhausted in about 10 years if we do nothing at this rate.” (Maou)
It’s true that there’s not much food that can be produced in the demon world, but if we take it from human world…. no, there’s the agreement so we can’t do that anymore.
Even so, I don’t think that our food situation will improve even if we successfully built a friendly relationship with the human race.
“The food production in the demon world is insufficient. Therefore, I would like us to actively interact with the humans in this world and procure the food from here. Ultimately, it would be nice if the demons could migrate to this world too.” (Maou)
I see. However, will the human race accept the demon race that easily? I mean, we are the two races that continuously tried to wipe out each other until the era of the previous demon king. I think it’s going to be really difficult task.
“I know that it won’t be an easy task. The reason I brought you to the human world is because I believe that you are necessary to achieve this goal.” (Maou)
Maou-sama thinks very highly of me, I should live up to his expectations!
“I understand. I will be friends with the humans with all my might. Even if they make me angry, I won’t punch them.” (Fell)
“Good. I’m counting on you. Now then, let’s camp around here today. I will go to hunt wild boar. Please start a fire in the meantime.” (Maou)
Having said that, Maou-sama went off somewhere. I started a fire and made a preparation for camping just as I was ordered.
I don’t have any problem with eating wild boar meat. I even think it’s quite delicious. However, since yesterday, even this morning, this noon too, I ate nothing but wild boar meat. To tell the truth, I’ve gotten tired of it.
I know that I should not be picky about food. I know that, but still…. I wonder if I should tell Maou-sama that I want to eat something different. Like, vegetables, maybe?
Okay, let’s check if there’s any food among the stuffs I brought from the demon world. My preparation was lacking because it was sudden, but I brought a lot of stuffs with me. There might be something edible too.
There’s nothing edible….
I can eat flowers, but let’s stop. I will save it for the emergency situation. In any case, I found something interesting among them — a diary. Nothing is written inside. I apparently have mistaken it for a book.
Oh well, since I’ve brought it, let’s write something!
I heard from Maou-sama that writing and reading were common in the human world. Putting aside reading, I’m not good at writing. Thinking about the future of this mission, I should start practicing from now on.
Yup. Let’s practice by writing diary!
I’ve also came up with another good idea. Perhaps I can write about Maou-sama in this diary as well…. No, I really should write it.
I will write about the journey of Maou-sama in the human world and spread it to the denizen of demon world later. This will be my personal mission. I want to surprise Maou-sama, so I will keep this diary a secret from him. I believe the humans call this a maiden’s secret or something.
While I was making such a plan, Maou-sama returned with a wild boar.
I wonder if there’s only wild boar in this forest. This forest is so wide. I was sure there were various kinds of animals that could be consumed lived here.
“Welcome back, Maou-sama.” (Fell)
“Yes. I’m back.” (Maou)
I ate the whole wild boar by myself, while leaving only its legs for breakfast.
I will get fat at this rate….
Maou-sama didn’t partake because he said that he ate nuts during the hunting. I’m afraid of getting fat, but I want to eat some nuts now.
When dinner was over, I prepared the place to sleep and set a magic tool that would create a protection barrier around us.
Instead of protecting us, it can be said that this is a barrier to protect the other party. I mean, attacking me or Maou-sama is a suicidal act.
I’ve told Maou-sama to go to bed first because I wanted to read a book before sleep. To begin with, a servant should not sleep before the master does. Now then, let’s write something in the diary!
I thought of writing a title on the book cover for a start, but I decided to save it for later. I mean, it will be awkward if Maou-sama see it. Well, anyway, the title of this book will be:
—The Demon King Observation Diary—
I know it sounds somewhat disrespectful, but it’s all good as long as I don’t get caught, probably….
I’ve written my name on the last page, but should I write it on the first page instead? I don’t know which one is correct since I’ve never seen any examples. In addition to that, I’ve also put a little twist because it was just too plain to write only my name as the author.
—The Demon King’s Faithful Servant, Fell—
I don’t mean to self-praise, but I think it sounds pretty good.
Okay, it’s done!
Let’s take a good rest and work harder for Maou-sama tomorrow!