I'm An S-Rank Behemoth Monster - Chapter 159
Chapter 159: Queen of the Oni-Tribe
Tama and co walked along the passage leading to the audience chamber.
Upon entering the chamber, they saw a girl sitting cross-legged on a throne.
The one who sat on the throne was an extremely beautiful oni girl with bluish-purple hair, purple eyes. A pair of horns grew from her forehead. She had worn a bold kimono design that exposed her tight and ample bosom.
「This mistress’s name is 〝Shiri〟, the queen of this oni-tribe country, Ryuudou. My deepest gratitude for you guys to come upon my sudden summon.」
Shiri had a young appearance, yet she addressed Aria and co. with a dignified voice befitting that of a queen.
Contrary to her youthful appearance, she had the kind and dignified air of a ruler.
After hearing her voice, Aria and co. spontaneously bent on their knees and bowed their heads.
「Kaede, you may leave! I have something I want to talk about with them. Wait with the other escort outside the audience chamber.」
「Y-Your Majesty? What are…」
Kaede couldn’t hide her surprise and asked with a flustered voice. It was only natural since the queen of her country had ordered all her escorts to leave her so that she could have a talk with foreign adventurers.
Despite her outburst, Shiri simply replied with 「This is an order!」. Kaede and the other escorts had no choice but to leave, albeit unwillingly.
「Well then! First, no need to be overly formal now.」
Shiri told Aria and co. to feel at ease. Aria and co stood up and raised their faces. Shiri then looked at Aria’s, Tama’s, and then everyone else’s faces, one-by-one.
「First, allow me to express my gratitude for the matter of the Demon King Belphegor’s subjugation. It’s indeed a great cause.」
Aria and co. were at loss for words upon hearing that remark.
（W-What’s the meaning of this? Why does the queen of the oni-tribe know about Belphegor’s subjugation?）
Shiri’s remark sent a chill running down Tama’s spine.
Tama and co. had gone on a secret mission to subjugate Demon King Belphegor after they got some information from a girl called May, who came from the future.
Since this was a secret, barely any of their acquaintances knew about that matter, much less to say the queen of another country.
「Worry not, the only outsider who knows about it is this mistress.」
Now, they understood why Shiri had told all her escorts to leave.
「My apologies, Your Majesty! How did you know about that matter?」
Cedric asked Shiri, looking completely vigilant toward the latter. That was natural since this matter might create a time paradox. Currently, even Demon King Belphegor was related to this matter.
「Worry not, Hero Cedric. There won’t be a time paradox since I’ve sent everyone out of this audience chamber to prevent that.」
「I see! You already know that far, huh!」
Cold sweat appeared on Cedric’s back.
No way! It isn’t just the matter about the secret subjugation mission of Demon King Belphegor; she even knows about the information about the future brought by May, and she cleared out all unrelated people on top of that…
All of those factors combined made her, Queen Shiri, more and more mysterious.
「Nevertheless, I never expected that the demon king would be defeated by a girl and her cat…」
Shiri looked at Aria and Tama. It seemed she knew about the fact that the ones who defeated Demon King Belphegor in Ark were Tama and Aria.
Both Tama and Aria were troubled as to how to reply to Shiri.
「You’re Tama, huh! Can you come here?」
Shiri gave such a instruction to Tama.
Tama unintentionally let out a puzzled voice upon hearing that unexpected remark. But, since he couldn’t just refuse the order of the queen of a country, he tip-toed toward her.
「Hou, so you really understand my words, huh! Such a clever kitten!」
Tama unintentionally let out a puzzled voice.
Shiri stood up from her throne and hugged Tama with one hand. Just like that, she hugged Tama into her bountiful twin valley.
That was what Tama felt when Shiri embraced him. Shiri was quite well-endowed despite her youthful appearance. Although she was not as big as Aria, she was actually… above Vulcan.
「Uhm, and you’re a male on top of that! How wonderful!」
Shiri said those words as she raised Tama.
Even though Tama had no idea what Shiri meant by “how wonderful,” the latter seemed to have taken a liking to him.
Shiri patted Tama’s head with a satisfied look on her face.
（U-Uhm… for some reason… I’m getting a bad feeling about this.）
That was what Aria felt upon looking at Shiri embracing Tama with an affectionate expression.