Na YuNa woke up in a great mood. The fatigue that had haunted her mind and body had completely disappeared, and as such, she was feeling very comfortable now.
“Hi, how are you feeling?”
Then, her mood rapidly dropped after seeing the woman next to her bed.
“……Not that great.”
“Are you still feeling bad?”
The two pairs of wings which she used to be so proud of were nowhere to be seen, and she was wearing a light pink dress that glistened with a mysterious glow.
The overwhelming pressure from being in the same area had disappeared, and she felt as if she was an ordinary human and not an angel. No, well, the power and beauty she possessed were definitely not ordinary, though.
Na YuNa realized and accepted that Liera had become a lower existence.
“Were you here all this time?”
“No, I took care of some intruders mid way.”
“Where is Mr. IlHan?”
“To beat up the Destruction Demon Army. He’ll probably take care of the imperial army while he’s at it.”
So that was why it was not Yu IlHan but Liera that was watching over her. Na YuNa asked questions once again.
“He said to protect me, didn’t he?”
“Not you but the holy region itself.”
“How is Mr. IlHan in bed?”
“He turns frightening and is very proactive, and the bliss is indescr……. whoa!?”
Liera covered her mouth, but Na YuNa had already acquired the information she needed. She sighed while muttering.
“So you two ended up like that after all. I did think it was going to happen somehow when I was expelled from Earth……”
“…….You really think fast.”
Liera was shocked at Na YuNa’s ability to verify the truth in an instant with just small hints and collapsed on the spot. Then, she thought back to that time and jousted YuNa.
“Then you still took his fir… first kiss even while knowing that!””
“There will be only the two of you left, and you like each other, so naturally there will be progress. Though, I really didn’t want that to happen…… and I even put a stamp on him too. *Sigh*, if I hadn’t been expelled from Earth, I could take the lead.”
Liera decided to fix her opinion of Na YuNa being a pure and naïve kid. This girl was the devil! She even had the urge to lift the blanket up to see if there was a tail or not!
“I’m a lower existence now…… if you dare, I can beat you up.”
“Nuuuuu, a certain someone was just stolen of her first love, and now that the woman who stole the first love is threatening me. I really want to cry in sadness alright!”
As Na YuNa really had tears in her eyes, Liera became silent. However, Na YuNa realized that Liera was being considerate of her, so she wiped the tears off and laughed.
“It’s fine~. It’s not like Mr. IlHan and I were dating.”
“And it’s not like goals don’t go in just because there’s a goalkeeper.”
When Liera was really about to take her spear out, Na YuNa burst out laughing.
“It’s a joke. I also don’t like people who hate me. In fact, it hurts my pride too. So I’ll stay still for now.”
“Why do you keep room for everything?”
“I have something to do from now so please get out for a little. I’m going to pray to Lady Leytna to make you and Mr. IlHan break up.”
“Good, I’ll kill you here and now.”
[You guys get along well.]
Mystic snorted at the two who were quarreling. She thought she’d see a more bloody scene, but it was much less intense than she had expected!
“We’re never going to break up so stop dreaming.”
“Well, you might say that, but I don’t know about him! I’m much younger and more pretty after all!”
“You are so dead!”
If she could read the minds of Liera and Na YuNa who were playing around, she wouldn’t think to that extent, but unfortunately, Mystic wasn’t so mature yet.
Yu IlHan arrived around that time.
“Oh, Miss YuNa. You were up.”
Seeing Yu IlHan enter the room, Na YuNa became absent minded again.
“Looks like your fatigue has been relieved. So the blessing of the goddess of beauty is OP after all.”
“……Yes. I think so.”
He really was handsome. Perhaps the lense on her eyes had become thicker after longing for him so much, or perhaps Yu IlHan had really become handsome, but he really looked handsome right now.
“…….Miss YuNa. What is it?”
Na YuNa was absent mindedly observing Yu IlHan’s facial features, and came to herself after Liera elbowed her in the face.
“Hing~, you won’t even let me look at him!”
“IlHan’s face will wear off.”
“You and your nonsense again.”
Yu IlHan approached and gave Liera a smack on the forehead. At that moment, Na YuNa realized that Yu IlHan was dragging something with his other hand.
“Mr. IlHan, what is that in your hand?”
“Oh, it’s the emperor of Li Catriana.”
Yu IlHan nonchalantly replied and put his arm forward. There was a massive sword stuck on the chest, his two legs were
mashed, all the hair and the scalp was pulled out, his lips were bleeding, and so it was quite difficult to recognize, but from the fat belly, it indeed was the emperor.
Due to the sudden present, Na YuNa became speechless, but Yu IlHan continued as if it was nothing.
“I didn’t kill him yet. You’d need another sacrificial lamb in order to console the rates of the victims.”
The people of Elforce had to bid farewell to countless allies while fighting against the empire. Most of the civilians suffered and many died. Even if the war ended like this, they wouldn’t be able to quench the thirst of the people. To quench their thirst, something at the level of the blood of the emperor would suffice.
“So, Miss YuNa and the one called the pope can do whatever you want with this guy.”
Seeing Yu IlHan nonchalantly saying that, Na YuNa once again became speechless. The fact that he treated an emperor in charge of half the world, like he was nothing, gave her a feeling that he was seeing things beyond a lower existences’ view.
However, Na YuNa thought that even that was cool. Hm, it looked like her lenses were quite thick after all.
“If the emperor is here, then what of the imperial army?”
“They were taken care of.”
Replied Yu IlHan. Na YuNa didn’t dare to ask the details as she was afraid of the meaning behind ‘taken care of’. Of course, Yu IlHan wouldn’t have obliterated a million strong army… right? But if you thought back to his overwhelming appearance……
At that time, Yu IlHan said something unexpected.
“I tied them all up so go check later.”
Yu IlHan left the mansion with Na YuNa and Liera. On the perimeter of the Flying fortress, where the ground could be seen, Na YuNa did indeed find that the millions of soldiers belonging to the imperial army were all tied up and lined up in a long line. The one that was watching over them, was of course, Yumir in dragon form.
“This will be a historical moment in Breya.”
Can a single human make a million others kneel in front of him? The answer was, ‘yes’.
Yu IlHan simply cancelled his concealment, broke through the imperial army, found the emperor, and beat the guy up senseless. During the entire process, no one could touch Yu IlHan, nor could anyone interfere with him.
Even all the power of the empire put together could not protect the most important existence. And like that, the empire lost against Yu IlHan.
“And after that, I told them to do as I say if they didn’t want to die, and here we are.”
“The emperor was captured, and the army was immobilized, so……. the war has ended?”
Yu IlHan agreed with her like nothing had happened. Despite ending the war that decided the fate of the continent all by himself, he sounded as peaceful as ever. Well, it was actually not that hard for him.
Na YuNa found everything absurd and just laughed. What would the people on the ground feel when they saw that? What expressions would the pope and Kang HaJin be making right now? Thinking about that, she found it too funny. Seeing Na YuNa like that, Yu IlHan asked her another question in confusion.
“Do I have to do anything else for you? Miss Yuna?”
“There’s a lot, but I’ll put up with this for now.”
“There’s a lot!?”
Na YuNa laughed again after Yu IlHan panic. Right now, she even found it enjoyable that Liera was glaring at her.
She really had the urge to pour kisses on Yu IlHan with all of her current emotions, but that was impossible with Liera here, so it was only unfortunate. She could even see Liera’s arm muscles twitching, prepared to stop her at any moment.
“You cheapskate.” (Na YuNa)
“Shut up.” (Liera)
“…….Huh?” (Yu IlHan)
[Humans really are interesting.]
Only Yu IlHan, who didn’t know of the conversation that happened between the two, tilted his head. Only Orochi left a short sentence of his impression after realizing what happened!
Like that, the war that encompassed the entire world of Breya, had finished. The war did not end in the victory of Li Catriana, the country that caused this war, or Elforce, that stood up under the protection of the goddess of beauty, Leytna, but in the victory of a loner that intruded mid way in order to save a single woman.
The upper echelons of the empire, including the emperor, were all executed. The emperor that wanted to possess Na YuNa to the point of causing war, had died without so much as being able to step on her shadow.
The Flying fortress as well as Yu IlHan, who had appeared after Na YuNa had shown a miracle in the holy region, were acknowledged as a part of Leytna’s power, or her avatar, or something else on that line to the believers of the church. This was no exception even to the imperial army that had lost, and now the entire continent was united under her name.
Li Catriana collapsed just like that. With Yu IlHan and the Flying fortress’s actions, they could weed out the core of power of the empire, so it was not that difficult for Elforce to absorb Li Catriana.
The problem was about who would take the throne of the united empire.
“I don’t want to~.”
“Only you are worthy to take this crown in this world right now, YuNa.”
“But I’m going to go back to Earth with Mr. IlHan now.”
“Even while passing on the chance to become the master of a world?”
The core personnel of Elforce, including the pope, judged that only Na YuNa, who caused the miracle of the holy region, as well as the one that called Yu IlHan here, was worthy of being the emperor, but Na YuNa didn’t have any plans to stay in Breya any longer.
“This place doesn’t need me, but Mr. IlHan does!”
“No, IlHan doesn’t need you either.”
“Fufu, he probably thinks otherwise.”
Na YuNa was actually right. Yu IlHan couldn’t deny that.
Na YuNa’s blessing is very strong. The only one that could make Yu IlHan even stronger, when he had already escaped the limits of a lower existence, was Na YuNa. Now that Yu IlHan didn’t know who he might fight against in the future, he would honestly have to beg her to come with him if she decided to stay as the empress.
“But I can’t lie to her.”
Yu IlHan had already told Na YuNa of the deep relationship he had with Liera. Na YuNa acknowledged that without being shocked, but as that tugged on Yu IlHan’s mind, he could not bear to ask her to come with him. However, seeing her express her intentions to come with him without him doing anything, Yu IlHan was only thankful.
“But what are we supposed to do? Who else in this world can represent Lady Leytna other than you?”
Spoke the pope while sighing. Na YuNa replied while pouting.
“Your Holiness can do it.”
“I’m already so old……”
“You were young last time.”
“That was a temporary thing because I emitted all the mana I’ve bound until now. To keep that state, I’d……”
Yu IlHan, who was listening this whole time, took out some 4th class magic stones out of the mountains he kept in his inventory, and made around 5 accessories on the spot and gave them to her.
“These are some presents to congratulate your ascension to the throne from me.”
“Thank you. But this should……. hm?”
It was a precious treasure that went beyond just supplying mana, and permanently restored her recoverability of her physical body. Simply speaking, it could raise her lifespan just by wearing it.
“I think my body cells are recovering by the minute……”
“You’re right. Since you’re already so high level, you’ll become younger even if you level up a little in the future. You’ll probably be able to live for a few hundred more years. Why don’t you take the challenge to become a higher existence while you’re at it?”
The pope, that regained her late-twenties appearance by transmuting the overflowing mana from the accessory into holy power, looked at Yu IlHan as she would at a freak, but Yu IlHan was already used to that kind of thing and felt nothing from it.
Na YuNa smiled in satisfaction, and Liera also made a bitter smile, as if saying this was nothing new.
Such was how the first empress of the united empire, came about.