Story of a Careless Demon Volume 1 Chapter 10

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Volume 1, Chapter 10: The Demon’s Blessing


 

“Albertine-samaaaaaa!”

 

Zumana couldn’t believe what was happening.

His intense feelings for Albertine hit him as the sacrifice, a child, with a smile filled with compassion…

Snapped his beloved’s neck.

 

Zumana’s thoughts went blank, then he was quickly filled with anger and hatred, but, the moment he reached to take out his sword, he sensed an ominous [Feeling].

 

The little girl’s adorable eyes… the white parts were eroding.

A ruby-like glow appeared around her pale gold pupils.

Behind her cherry-colored lips, a beautiful ruby red fang showed.

 

From the adorable little girl spilled a violent aura of [Intimidation] and [Presence]. The little girl pierced the throat of the still warm Albertine with her fangs. Zumana was frozen still.

Blood shot out from her throat…

As if she expected it, Albertine’s blood flowed into the little girl’s mouth without spilling a drop.

 

“… A vampire…?”

 

A legendary evil monster.

In the past, a country was filled with vampires and fell to ruin.  Recently, just a single vampire had appeared in a neighboring country, causing a massive amount of people to flee.

This thing in front of him, it was such an evil existence…?

Perhaps because she heard the Zumana’s voice, the little girl, let go of the throat to breathe, murmuring curiously while looking in his eyes:

 

“… A vampire…?”

 

The little girl said in a different tone, before patting her belly and *kepu* giving a cute burp.

Zumana shivered at the sight.

Killing people, drinking blood as a [Meal] …

In her eyes which looked at Zumana, he was not reflected as an [Enemy], not even as a [Human]. He was only seen as food, he realized.

 

“…”

Clenching his teeth to not moan aloud, Zumana began running from the [Monster].

 

To avenge the enemy of the one he loved, risking his life for a sure kill, He called for reinforcements.

 

“Marquis Brunnow-sama, have the summoners start the ritual!”

 

Marquis Brunnow came rushing in at the sudden call.

However, he wasn’t a man to fall into a confused panic. He had also felt the presence of a [Monster].

 

“Zumana-kun, what is it? This pressure is no joke.”

“It’s probably… a vampire. It’s pretty strong, too…”

“What… happened to Albertine-sama!?”

“Albertine-sama was…”

 

Brunnow understood Zumana’s indescribably agonized face. He clenched his fist unconsciously.

Brunnow would honor her nobility and will, a beautiful rose had been broken, his hatred solidified in his heart.

 

“…Can we win even if we use a demon…?”

“…Perhaps”

“…All right. Knights and soldiers! Keep your distance from the vampire! Zumana-kun, remember it be controlled only with a sacrifice”

“It has… intelligence”

Seeing Zumana had a decisive look on his face; Marquis Brunnow also made his resolve.

 

“He… here it comes!”

 

The voices of the soldiers echoed in the basement.

The voices sounded confused. The target, even with that monstrous aura, was an adorable little girl, which caused them pause.

If they hadn’t heard it was a vampire, they’d even hesitate to pull out a weapon.

 

“Go! Don’t let it get too close!”

The commanding knight yelled. The soldiers ran, wielding their swords and spears.

They could not hesitate at its adorable appearance.

‘It can’t be person, it has those crimson eyes and fangs… her face must be an illusion’ to follow their orders, they stopped their thoughts.

 

With a thin smile, the little girl punched a sharp spear and pushed her finger forward, causing the soldier to be slammed into a pillar in a bloody mess of meat.

A knight, had his blade stopped by its fingertips, and, with a pat on his shoulder, had the left side of his body crushed.

Like a little toddler conducting an orchestra, the little girl waved her hands around, for every swing, bodies were torn, threaded, or crushed entirely… As if played with by the hands and feet of an invisible giant, soldiers and knights continue to be killed.

Flowers of blood sprouted and bloomed on the ceiling, the floor became a sea of blood.

 

However, those that were quickly killed, those were the lucky ones.

 

“……O…Oh…”

With a snap, the flame spear the commander was saving as a trump card was repelled, a magic barrier forming with just her raised hand. The knight commander collapsed out of despair and fear.

Seeing the commander’s face wet with tears, crying for her life, the beautiful monster put on a gentle smile as it sipped the blood of the woman while she still lived.

 

“…U…Aaaaaaaahhh?!”

 

The two remaining knights forgot their pride, dropped their weapons and ran.

“Hiiiii!”

The two knights who fled from the summoning team fell, their necks slashed in an instant by Zumana.

 

“Zumana-kun, you…”

“Marquis-sama, we have to sacrifice soon”. “Hurry…”

 

The casters reacted to his voice.

‘If we try to escape, we will be killed’… the thought caused the summoning team to desperately pour magic into the ritual.

And then,

 

For a split second… it felt like the light from the lamps was overtaken by darkness.

 

Out of the summoning formation, figures spring out, three Greater Demons.

One of them felt more otherworldly and undoubtedly evil.

That demon was slightly larger than the other two Greater Demons; it had a shape closer to that of a human than the monkey-type.

It wore armor made of bones and bodies, on its back were the black wings of a bird of prey.

While still being a Greater Demon, it appeared to clearly be an existence beyond.

 

“Demons, take these sacrifi… Gu~o!”

Before the summoning leader could finish speaking, the summoners were instantly massacred; further, the demons ate the knight corpses, a fee for their manifestation.

 

“Monsters… the summoned demons just arbitrarily…”

Marquis Brunnow stuttered out in shock. While he was a great mage in his own right, he had only barely escaped the demon’s claw due to its starting distance from him.

The demon noticed that the Marquis dodged, looked with intelligent eyes towards him, and said in a low voice:

 

“[The bodies have been taken, but they were not enough. I wonder if you’ll be able to form a contract…]”

 

The demon said with a juvenile grin on its face.

Marquis Brunnow understood what it meant and knew his folly.

 

Demon summoning… not to mention Greater Demon summoning, generally has been considered taboo.

Summoning lesser demons was one of the most useful magics for a mage to know for travel with small groups because it was simple. They were even easier to call on than spirits.

Why is it then, that summoning them is taboo…?

It’s not too hard a question: in the past, a Greater Demon that had been summoned rampaged without the caster being able to control them, it destroyed the castle, and the town had such a large number of victims that it is used as an example for the law.

 

For this reason, why had Marquis Brunnow prepared only this amount of sacrifices?

 

He was sure the Greater Demon would be satisfied, regardless of its price it named. He believed that he had more than enough, for stronger demons which asked for more sacrifices.

He was wrong about the demon’s power.

He had mistaken his own talent.

He had messed up. As a result, he would not only lose his life: he’d unleashed the demon.

 

“If you need a sacrifice, take me!”

 

Looking at the source of the voice, Marquis Brunnow sees Zumana standing there, a face full of conviction.

“Take me dark one, and accept my command! If you need more sacrifices, there are about 50 children in other rooms. With this, as our contract, serve Marquis Brunnow-sama”

“[…tsk]”

The demon clicked his tongue and looked at Zumana.

 

When acting without permission, a summoned creature could still be dealt with. To quickly negotiate with the demon and form a [Contract], Zumana made the right choice.

 

“[So… my instructions…?]”

“Defeat our enemy”

“[… Understood]”

 

The next moment, the demon had torn off Zumana’s head and eaten it, the contract with him sealed.

Unceremoniously, Zumana’s soul had been eaten by the devil and extinguished.

 

“[… The enemy…]”

 

As if waiting for the contract to be completed, unfelt until now in the basement, a dauntlessly vast magical energy spread.

“…What?”

 

*Clap Clap Clap*…… by the exit, applause could be heard, the demon saw a cute little girl within.

 

***

 

I, I’m sorry…. I’ve done it now.

I couldn’t endure so much of that love. That much put me on the brink…

What I did, I remember properly.

It was so [Delicious] that I couldn’t stop myself, then, before I knew it, all the creatures I could see were mashed and twisted.

 

Beauty-san, I’m sorry. It was really delicious.

Love, and anger, and hatred, and sadness… aged into [Desire]. So far, it was the most delicious thing I’ve ever tasted.

 

It wasn’t that I wanted the [Blood] or [Meat] of the human. Dissolved in a human’s body was the sweet [Karma], the scrumptious [Soul]

Although demons are said to prefer innocent souls… that taste is for lesser demons.  A [soul] with profound [Karma] is… enchanting, with a rich aroma around it.

As for why I drank all the blood… I got a bit riled up.

I need to calm down…

 

But, I surprised myself.

I didn’t expect not to feel anything… despite killing people.

Having a [Human Heart] was my goal. But once again I noticed.

 

I can’t distinguish between the [Value] of mortal lives… I just can’t understand the difference.

 

Do I like them or not?

How good they taste is all the difference I can tell.

 

“…Looks like I’m really a demon…”

It’s too late now, though.

“Well, then… what are you people getting up to?”

 

I was watching when I ate the souls of those pitiful knights, so I know a little…

The runaway-knight-sans have been slashed. I should talk to the bro or geezer, but if I just went over there, [Read the air] or something would likely be said to me.

 

In the other room is some really big magic… I wonder if it’s summoning magic. The mages are pouring in [Un-typed] magic.

Oh, looks like something was summoned.

The large summoning summoned three… wait are those demons?

That’s quite a big demon, though. Were there any demons like that in the Demon World? Well, the Demon World is vast, so there are demon types I don’t recognize… huh?

That child in the middle… doesn’t it look familiar?

 

… I can’t remember. In the other room, before I knew it, negotiations had begun.

I see. The negotiation technique of a demon: I’ll study it well. But… making yourself a sacrifice, huh. Amazing isn’t he… that person. I shouldn’t have gotten the souls of the knights from before without making a contract.

Oh well, pardon me.

Wonder if they’ll be done talking soon?

 

While I was applauding the [Intimidation], at last I think I remembered who it was.

 

“…You are…”

The demon growls at me. Huh? Do we know each other?

 

“D-demon! Kill that vampire!”

…I was called that again.

What is this vampire thing… I’ll have someone teach me more when I get back to the Demon World.

 

“[Gu~oga~aaaaaaaaaaaaa]”

 

The two smaller demons came towards me.

Well, of course when compared to me those two are suuuper large.

 

Since they’re coming so slowly, I have some leeway.

Although I also have the power of a demon, I don’t know how much of my power can be accessed.

Pouring demonic magic into my fingertips, I to manifest the [Crimson Claws] of my original body.

 

*Poof*…

“…Eeeh?”

They disappeared before my claw dissected them…? Black haze from the two smaller demons drifts into me, it tastes like… [Mini Monkey]? My snack food.

Wait just a second…

That [Mini Monkey] is summoned into the material world and it becomes this? So that one over there is that child…

 

“Pardon me… did you, by chance, run away from me, rather large Monkey-san?”

 

Oh, looks like I was right. Monkey-san is making a frightened face.

“[…Guh—]”

“…Wha…”

The human geezer that was next to it, with a look of disbelief, looks between me and Monkey-san.

 

Ah, sorry… Monkey-san… I crushed your pride after such great pains were taken to summon you.

 

“[Guga~a~aaaaaaa!]”

 

Roaring suddenly, Monkey-san creates dozens of [Fire Balls]

“…Eeh?”

He shoots out the balls of fire, but naturally, my hand raises and the flames are stopped by a magic barrier. Monkey-san, what are you doing?

Wait, that’s a bit much. Looking so confused after the shot failed, hey… Stop…

 

“[Cut it out!]”

 

My [Voice] becomes the physical magic [Yell], Monkey-san is blown to the other side of the room, it sunk into a wall.

Really…

“What do you think will happen if I get this dress that father gave me dirty?”

Neither the geezer nor Monkey-san understands my complaint. Why is that?

And then,

“You there… why did you use magic like a human would?”

 

I really don’t get it.

A demon is made out of [Magic], every action they make is charged with magical power and turns into [Magic].

Holding up your hand makes a magic barrier, a shove forward from the hand becomes a magic shock wave, a demon really doesn’t need to rely on fire and wind like a human.

 

“Why are you using [Pure] demon magic power on the [Degraded] magic of humans until this point?”

 

It’s like a fighting master fighting with a squeaky hammer… strange comparison, sorry.

 

‘So you can’t bring out enough [Pure Magic]?’… Looking into its eyes, I can see it think I’m looking down on it. He’s physically looking down on me, though.

 

“…W, why… a…vampire…”

The geezer still doesn’t understand, I give him a cold gaze, and put on a smile.

 

“[Because… I’m a demon, you know?]”

 

*Whoosh*

Pushing aside my golden hair, five-meter long bat wings of the same color spread behind me.

I flap the huge, slender wings and slowly float into the air, from above, putting on a cold voice I say to the geezer and the monkey getting back up to attack me:

 

“…You’re getting on my nerves.”

 

With a swing of a single wing, the monkey, without even a scream, is erased from this world: eaten by me.

Even I didn’t think I could sound so cold. Even though I’m just three-year-old…

Well then… now for the rest.

 

“…A…ah…aaaaaaaaah!”

 

I can’t tell what he’s saying; the geezer is kneeling and looking up at me.

 

…Hmm? There’s something strange about this person…? I can feel that he’s afraid of me, but geezer isn’t feeling [Despair].

What is it? This feeling.

It’s like that [Intoxicated Feeling] I felt from the children I healed before, with a [Rough] fragrance.

But… Now I’m a bit curious about it.

 

“Come.”

What I say that with a calm expression, he crawls closer to me with a strange expression. How gross. Scary.

…Is he a masochist, I wonder?

 

Well, curiosity never killed any cats.

 

“…Thank you for the meal”

 

 

Author notes: Sorry to those who are offended, next is the final story of the first volume.

 

Translator notes: Yum yum yum. Delicious.

More twists and turns to come next week.

 


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60 Responses to Story of a Careless Demon Volume 1 Chapter 10

  1. dbm says:

    First!

    Thanks for the chapter.

  2. OnTour says:

    Thank for your hard work! >w<

  3. RedneckDalek says:

    Thank you thank you thank you. So love this story. That cliffhanger that lasted so long finally un-hanged.

    • Anonymous says:

      Indeed.
      I was a bit unpleased with the dark turn the story took, from going all marshmallow and fluff to “such srs business much pointless drama”, it’s nice to see there’s some soul left in this story.

  4. Nommy4679 says:

    Omg. Yes, Golden Yuru, wreck em all!!

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  5. epikachu says:

    Aww where is the fluff? 😅

    • Anonymous says:

      This was the other side of fluffy. As she’s been saying, she’s a demon after all.

      • Anonymous says:

        It’s more about how the narrative started going crazy with the whole intoxication and pure bliss of HUMAN SUFFERING, it went waaaayyyy too deep into the rabbit hole right there.

  6. CrispyNoodle says:

    Wow that escalated pretty quickly…

  7. DeadlyBell says:

    thanks for the chapter, I was so expecting her cat friend to come ahahahaha too bad he didn’t 😮

  8. Agni says:

    Thanks for the chapter!!!! Finally finally!! I thought that I will be hanging forever…

    And.. I am a little bit confused, who is the one that used ‘human magic’ and not ‘pure demon magic’? Yuru? Or demon monkey?~

  9. Adobo says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

  10. ElalE says:

    thanks for the chapter!!! I seriously love this story, I hope she can meet with dark beast before long.

  11. Kojiro_S says:

    Talk about curbstomping. O_O

  12. gaitordone says:

    thankyou so much for ending that horrible cliffhanger that we’ve been stuck with for so long

  13. jean says:

    thank you for continuing this novel , it is very good hope you continue

  14. Ricecal says:

    Thank you very much

  15. ninjadejedi says:

    Thank you so much for the chaptet

  16. zenne says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Our fluffy golden haired neko is now a vampire hahaha

  18. anon says:

    thaaaaank youuu

  19. Suzy says:

    Thank you for picking this up!!!! I tried to translate this using some translators but I could only get bits and pieces and couldn’t tell who was speaking or thinking what most the time, so I gave up lol.

  20. Marmot says:

    Thanks for the meal!

  21. Reign says:

    Who is the demon that was summoned? Is it Dark Beast? Ah!!!! I want to know!!! Thank you for the chapter!!!! <3 I can't wait to see what happens next!

  22. Aria says:

    10/10 story

    Thank you very much for translating(adopting) this 😀 !

  23. Nimroth says:

    This proves fluff and gore can go well together lol

  24. exqalph03 says:

    lol. how sad. I thought that Albertine ehem, her father’s legal wife will be alive, but well, haha~ xD! How unfortunate of her..

    — Thanks for the chapter~ ^^.

    • Anonymous says:

      Nah, she was quite fortunate compared to the others, her death was quick and painless and her body was left mostly intact.I actually consider it a mercy kill.

  25. Aber says:

    Ahhh its so good!!!

  26. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the new chapter! Wow. I didn’t expect army destruction.

  27. DOHere says:

    More twists to come?? Can’t waittttt

    And thank you so much. This novel is so good XD

  28. Joshan says:

    Dark beast wont appear for a long while. Shes still bloody fluffy. Tho demons always pop up here and there . Its fluffiness most of the chapters and bloody at the end of volumes .

  29. Seiji07 says:

    Kinda wanted Dark Beast to be summoned(not sure if that’s still his name, re-translated, thanks btw!) but ppssshhhh~ Yeah, as if THAT measly sacrifice could call a demon OLDER than even Yuru herself, amirite?
    Thanks for the chapter! 😀

    • The DCG says:

      Right? [Dark Beast], even if he wants to be summoned to look for his pet/girl-friend, would require a summoning circle built around an entire city? I wonder if Yuru will ever go to war? That would give the opportunity for such a summoning. Although I believe her pets, the “divine beasts” will be summoned first.

  30. Midnight2630 says:

    fufufu such a nice love story :3

  31. Thor Long says:

    Thanks for the chapter~

  32. Heli456 says:

    Thank you so much for the update. I’m glad someone picked this project back up.

  33. Tekozuru Jurei says:

    Seriously, I can’t see how this story ever earned the title gentle demon. Well skimmed through chapter 9 to remind me what happened last and then read this. My thanks for picking this up and best wishes for future releases

    • Anonymous says:

      There are 2 options here.

      1. The author honestly wanted to do a “lol cute demon” story, but felt like he has no capability to develop the story on fluff alone….So flipped off the fluff demographic, and went full melodrama and angst, because drama is always easy to write when you take it up to 11, especially if your MC has the potential to be the dark messiah.

      2. The author intentionally used fluff to lure in readers as a hook, and then just forcefully dragged the story towards his comfort zone, which is “le dark angst” and nonsensical gore and violence “because I can”.

      I’m not happy with either of these end points, but at least point #1 seems the most realistic, as so many web novelists just lose their way after the first few chapters.

  34. ockyboo says:

    Thank you so much for not only picking this up but also having a schedule! Wonderful chapter, I just love that they don’t forget her being a demon. I also am a huge fan of devotees like the “geezer”. I hope she didn’t kill him and was only speaking to him.

    highly anticipating the next chapter!

    • Anonymous says:

      You know, maybe it’d be fine if it developed into this state, but instead we were plunged headfirst into the solid, icy tundra like a martial artist breaking off bricks with his fist: that “oh, she’s a demon” was a really forced plot development, it came out of nowhere, and it really feels like the author just wanted to get it over with instead of actually presenting her demonic attributes progressional manner.

      It’s fine that she’s a demon, but considering how much she wanted to be human, I don’t see why the author had to push, so forcefully hard, that “she cannot escape her nature as a demon”.
      Why? For what reason was that at all benefit towards her desire of being human? What do we expect of the story now when that was completely blown out of the window?
      For her to open a human meat farm of suffering? For her to summon her husbandu and live off of the blood of humans? I’m exaggerating my points here, I just rant with a firey temper due to how left-field this development is. Most of us came for fluff, why the heck did this happen, ffs.

      • Anonymous says:

        I just want to point out that until these few last chapters, there was absolutely no mention of “The delicious taste of suffering”. The author just pulled that out of nowhere. It totally feels like a: “Oh, I have a super cool idea!” moment webnovelists sometimes do with their online drafts. :/

        • Anonymous says:

          Yuru could actually taste the emotions of people close. It wasn’t outright stated but subtly hinted here and there in different chapters. One example would be when she was snuggling her father. She can smell something sweet coming from him (his love for her and the apparent frustration of not being there for her)

  35. Anonymous says:

    That one line about reading air, I’m just guessing, but isn’t the wording a little imprecise or something?

  36. HoneyMinThan says:

    oh my!! so bloody!! I like the way the plot is going ^^ Thank you so much for the chapter.

  37. Vince says:

    Just how deep does this rabbit hole go?

  38. YoungMind says:

    Woah ! I really like how it turned out ! I didn’t want her to be a saint.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Thanks!!!!

  40. Nega says:

    Thanks!! Gracias!!!

  41. Candied Skull says:

    This is one of my favorite stories, thank you so much for translating it.
    I actually love that she can be a bit gruesome.

  42. libraryrocker says:

    Thank you very very very very very much for saving me from the cliffhanger of the previous chapter. I love you with my entire heart and soul!!!!!

  43. Anonymous says:

    Im hungry now

  44. hipployta says:

    Oh…I like this much better now…the fluff and saint stuff was questionable because she wanted to kill all the kidnappers originally lol

  45. R.Chainz says:

    Try reading this while listening to (rhapsody – rage). It really fits well

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