CGM – Vol 2 Chapter 7 Part 3 – The shut-in celebrates a holiday like a child


Blacky-chan stopped and let out a “Nyaa”. It seems that it is saying that Bagi is here.

“No way. Blacky-chan, are you sure Bagi is here?” (Wilhelm)

With a face that says “Believe me, you neet”, Blacky-chan let out another “Nyaa”.

This is the Wondersky family house. Moreover, it’s right in front of my room. Bagi is here? Seriously?

Edel-nee touched the door.

“Wasn’t this supposed to be Wilhelm-san’s room?” (Edelweiss)

“Yeah. Since Father has put a strong seal on it, it shouldn’t be easy to get in.” (Wilhelm)

It’s a seal to prevent me from becoming a shut-in again. It’s annoying.

Father instructed the soldiers to remove the seal.

When they opened the door everyone was surprised. Bagi was really there.

“You bastarddddd!!” (Wilhelm)

Someone’s hand stopped me as I was about to attack. It was Liliana who grabbed my wrist.

“Wait, Wilhelm-kun. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance!” (Liliana)

“B-But… He’s there, sleeping soundly on my paradise! My paradise is being taken away! I have to reclaim it, right?” (Edelweiss)

“Paradise is already lost. Let’s gracefully accept it.” (Liliana)

Bagi was peacefully sleeping on my paradise, in other words, on my bed, looking comfortable under the covers.

Absolutely unforgivable.

“That mattress is custom-made, you know. It was tailored to fit my body shape. It’s amazing for distributing body pressure. Even the pillow is the same as those in luxury hotels, so you never get tired no matter how much you sleep. Plus, it’s designed so you don’t snore in the middle of the night. That futon is special too—” (Wilhelm)

Liliana placed her hands on both of my shoulders. She shook her head slowly.

“Let’s give up. I like Wilhelm-kun when he doesn’t shut himself in.” (Liliana)

“No, even if Liliana likes me—” (Wilhelm)

“Just play along with the atmosphere and feel a little fluttered, okay?” (Liliana)

“You’re just interested in my muscles anyway, aren’t you?” (Wilhelm)

“I won’t deny that.” (Liliana)

“Just go along with it. Read the room..” (Wilhelm)

“Eeehh…” (Liliana)

Don’t make such a disgusted face for real.

“By the way, Wilhelm-san, isn’t your room a bit too extravagant?” (Edelweiss)

“What are you talking about, Edel-nee? If anything, isn’t it modest for the eldest son of a noble family?” (Wilhelm)

Sure, all the furnishings are top-of-the-line, but the only remarkable thing is probably the fact that the bookshelf is packed with books. I think it’s a modest room.

“Robert-san, don’t you think you’re spoiling your child a bit too much—” (Edelweiss)

“Hey, Edel-nee? You shouldn’t say things like that to him.” (Wilhelm)

“Hmm, perhaps you’re right. I had a feeling it might be so. It seems that it would be difficult to foster a child’s independence in this room.” (Robert)

“This is exactly why you shouldn’t bring this up. What are you going to do now?” (Wilhelm)

Ah, Liliana showed a mischievous look.

“I agree with Edelweiss-san. A room this splendid is wasted on Wilhelm-kun. How about we put him in the civil servant’s dormitory instead?” (Liliana)

“I see. That’s a great idea!” (Robert)

“That’s not a great idea! We should focus on Bagi instead. Let’s drive him away quickly. If we don’t, he’ll ignore the barrier again and wander into the city at night.” (Wilhelm)

Successfully changing the subject, everyone turned their attention to Bagi.

Bagi was peacefully sleeping in my paradise.

That’s my place. I’ll drive him away with all my might.

“Edelweiss, I approve of it. Use the sealing sword on that bed.” (Robert)

“Are you sure? Is sealing Bagi in the Wondersky family’s children’s room okay?” (Edelweiss)

“No one is using this room anymore. The child who was here had already flown away from the nest, so it doesn’t matter.” (Robert)

“W-Wait a minute! This is my room! Do I have any say in this?” (Wilhelm)

“I understand, as the saint, it’s quite distressing for me, but we have no other choice. I will use the sealing sword here.” (Edelweiss)

“Edel-nee, your face is turning quite sadistic, isn’t it? You’re not feeling distressed at all, are you?” (Wilhelm)

“Hehehe…” (Edelweiss)

“Hehehe” my foot. I placed Blacky-chan on Edel-nee’s head.

“Wilhelm-san, what’s this?” (Edelweiss)

“I thought that wearing a cat mask might suit you.” (Wilhelm)

Ah, Father burst into laughter. Surprisingly, he found it amusing in an unexpected way.

“Robert-san, that wasn’t a laughing matter, you know? I’m not wearing a mask. I’m fuming.” (Edelweiss)

She’s totally wearing a mask. And saying “fuming” doesn’t suit her.

Father, who cleared his throat, stepped forward.

“Let’s put an end to this nonsense. We’ll seal Bagi again. Don’t let him escape under any circumstances. Wilhelm, you restrain Bagi.” (Robert)

“Is it okay, Wil-onii-san? I can do it if you want?” (Eva)

“Ugh, it’s fine. Eva. It’s unfortunate that paradise has to go, but there are times when a man has to do what he has to do.” (Wilhelm)

Besides, Bagi’s strength is— monstrous. Honestly, it might be too difficult for Eva.

I understand. In my head, that is. It’s easiest to seal him now while Bagi is off guard. That way, we can end it without any casualties.

But, there are so many memories here.

Times when it was tough, sad, lonely, when I wanted to cry, and even when I laughed. This room and this bed were the only things that stayed with me through it all.

Thinking about saying goodbye to them is painful.

It’s more than painful. I want to cry.

But, I have to make a decision. Rooms can be replaced. There’s no replacement for the children in the town. So, I have to swallow my tears.

At least, I’ll see it through to the end with my own hands. Let’s do this.

“Uwaaaaaaaaaaaah! I won’t hold back, Bagi!” (Wilhelm)

All in. Activating my magic eye.

The atmosphere trembles. The house shakes. Amplifying the magic within my body, absorbing the surrounding magic, I heightened my magical power to the fullest.

Bagi finally woke up. But it’s too late now.

“I’ll show you the ultimate magic of the Demon Lord!” (Wilhelm)

Bagi glares at me with his red eyes. Perhaps he sensed danger, as his eyes began to shine ominously.

“It’s over for you now! Complete Restraining Magic, [Infinite Hell’s Chain]!” (Wilhelm)

Countless chains, as red as blood, manifested in the air.

The room is filled with chains, and they’re moving around.

Those chains converge rapidly towards Bagi.

Even I wouldn’t know how to escape if I were targeted by this magic. That’s how overwhelmingly powerful it is.

No matter how monstrously strong Bagi is, this magic should render him helpless.

Bagi, along with my bed, is completely bound by the chains.

“As expected of you, Wilhelm-san. Now, please leave the rest to the pure-hearted and reliable me.” (Edelweiss)

Wait, who’s pure-hearted again? Well, this isn’t the time for such remarks.

Edel-nee stood in front of Bagi and raised both hands to the sky. The power of purification magic poured down from the heavens, passing through the roof. Edel-nee and the sword shone brightly.

As expected of a saint.

Edel-nee had become considerably stronger than the last time I saw her. This sealing magic should be effective against Bagi.

“Now, face it, Bagi! This is the judgment of God! I shall bestow upon you an eternal slumber! Sacred Sealing Magic, [Saint Domination]!!” (Edelweiss)

The sealing sword pierced through Bagi.

It made a hole in my bed, penetrating through the floor.

A blinding light overflowed to the extent that I could barely keep my eyes open.

Bagi turned into light and was absorbed into the sword.

Did it work—no, Bagi resisted. He struggled to crawl out of the sword.

However, my restraining magic didn’t let Bagi escape.

Bagi glared at me resentfully. Completely transformed into light, Bagi was swallowed by the sword.

And all that remained was my bed, with the sealing sword stuck in it.

“The sealing… is successful.” (Edelweiss)

“Ahh… ahhhh… uahhhhhhh…” (Wilhelm)

I collapsed to my knees.

I couldn’t bear to look at my paradise. Tears welled up. Can such a thing really happen…?

“Goodbye, my paradise…” (Wilhelm)

Thank you… for everything…

“I can’t shut myself in here anymore… It’s painful…” (Wilhelm)

“Serves you right~♪” (Edelweiss)

Ugh, Edel-nee is enjoying this, huh.

“Hahaha, we did it!” (Robert)

Father is also delighted.

“With this, there’s no place left in this house for you, Wil-something. What a joyous occasion. Tonight, we shall have a feast! I’ll open up a fine bottle of wine!” (Robert)

Father, please don’t rejoice in your son’s misfortune.

Liliana gently placed her hand on my shoulder. You’re the only one who understands, right? No… she’s grinning.

“Wilhelm-kun, this room was too luxurious for you. Let’s work hard and find a room that suits you from now on. Okay?” (Liliana)

Not “Okay?” it’s more like “Got it?”

“Everyone’s being so harsh. Hey, should I also say something cold to Wil-onii-san?” (Eva)

“Please don’t. These people are all bad adults, so don’t imitate them.” (Wilhelm)

“Wil-onii-san is really shedding tears.” (Eva)

“There were so many memories…” (Wilhelm)

It’s the least I could do.

At least I have the ink and brush I took from Liliana earlier.

I rose up swaying like a ghost. Father, Edel-nee, and Liliana all turned pale at once.

No holding back. I’ll paint them to my heart’s content. Today is a festival. I’ll turn everyone into a bloody mess with ink!

I painted and painted until the ink ran out. It felt quite refreshing. Their frustrated faces were priceless. It felt satisfying.

Returning to the square, the shops were starting to close. It seems both [Grand Bahamut] and [Cosmic Falcon] sold out.

“Wil-sama~! Are you done with your work~?” (Anya)

Anya spotted me and ran over. She has a cute smile on her face.

“Ah, it ended safely. How did the battle of the stall competition go?” (Wilhelm)

“Hehe, it’s a huge win for [Grand Bahamut]!” (Anya)

Anya showed me the victory sign.

“That’s not true!” (Clara)

Here comes Clara.

“Our inventory was overwhelmingly larger desu wa. In terms of sales, we were way ahead!” (Clara)

“But the competition was about selling out first, right?” (Anya)

“Ugh, gununuuu…” (Clara)

“It’s not like Clara-chan to change the rules of the game~” (Anya)

“Gunununuuu… Coming from Anastasia of all people.” (Clara)

“Well, it’s fine, isn’t it? You both did your best, right?” (Wilhelm)

I patted both of their heads.

Anya looked pleased, but Clara made a displeased face. Come on, don’t make such a face.

“As a reward for your hard work, I’ll treat you both tonight. Let’s go eat something delicious.” (Wilhelm)

And so, I drank. I drank to erase the sad memories of losing paradise. Otherwise, I might end up crying myself to sleep tonight.

“We’re having a celebratory party? I’m looking forward to it!” (Anya)

“W-Who would participate in a small guild’s celebration party?!” (Clara)

“Clara-chan, let’s go together~. Let’s sit next to each other!” (Anya)

Anya clung to Clara so tightly that their cheeks almost stuck together. She wrapped her arms around Clara as if to prevent her from escaping.

“Come on, it’ll be fun, right?” (Anya)

“I said no!” (Clara)

Clara tried to break free from Anya’s grasp. However, looming behind her was Sofia-san.

“Gotcha, Clara-chan~” (Sofia)

Sofia embraced Clara tightly from behind. Clara’s head was completely buried in Sofia’s ample bosom.

“Ughh! I can’t breathe! Your chest is ridiculously huge! It’s like being captured by walking boobs! Let me gooo!” (Clara)

Clara struggled but couldn’t escape. Alright, let’s just drag her along like this.

Suddenly, Liliana, covered in ink, approached us. She said she wanted to come along too. It seems like she wants to have a lively night out for the first time in a while. On someone else’s dime, of course.

For our celebration, we chose a lively steakhouse on a bustling street where restaurants were located.

It’s a stylish place suitable for a night out with girls, and they even allow pets, so it’s fine if Mew-chan comes along.

The celebration was a blast. We had a great time, chatting about trivial things and getting to know each other better. I laughed a lot.

We all had one pink truffle each, as they were being sold at quite a low price. Anya and Sofia hit it off again, laughing and having a great time.

I wished for this enjoyable time to last forever.

I realized that despite being a shut-in, I actually enjoy being with a large group of people, chatting, and having fun.

Because we had such a great time, I slept soundly that night.

And I had a wonderful dream. It was about being taken care of by a cute girl. It was the best dream ever. I wished I wouldn’t wake up from it.


TL Notes:

Thanks for reading!

Anya totally planned the win from the start. I didn’t even realize there was such an obvious loophole in the competition terms.

I think I’m going to release the next chapter one-shot so it might take longer to come out. You can probably already guess what’s gonna happen.


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