Many, many years passed.
Many people were born and died.
Many countries flourished and fell to ruin.
Many civilizations prospered and fell to ruin.
Many races thrived and went on the decline.
An era that called this history a myth began.
An era that humans, demi-humans, and demons intermixed on the four continents began.
There was a labyrinth called the Dark Labyrinth.
It was constructed in a mythical era, many explorers challenged it, yet they were all repelled.
Within its depths was a giant door, beyond which many dragons slept.
Mere legends at this point, no one had ever seen the appearance of a dragon.
In that place was a bed with a canopy.
Lying on that bed was a beautiful saint with silvery hair and blue eyes.
Beside her was a black-haired, golden-eyed queen of dragons.
Holding Carla’s hands, Ria didn’t move from her prayer-like posture.
There was a girl with blonde hair and green eyes standing a little bit away.
“Ria, it looks like the time has come…”
Even at a time like this, Carla’s voice was beautifully clear.
“… Has it?”
Ria’s voice lacked emotion. Due to the long years, it had steadily ebbed away.
Both Carla’s body and spirit had lived far longer than the limit of a human. She was now approaching the limit beyond that.
God Dragons could live for an almost infinite length of time.
The first century was the most painful.
She’d watched as her friends, acquaintances, and even her descendants departed this world before her.
The Demon King no longer existed and the former Demonlands was an area deemed the most prosperous place on the planet, a place where all races thrived together.
All of the kingdoms of old had vanished as well. Even so, people continued their activities.
Really, a very long time had passed.
And now, the last person who knew Ria from when she was a human was about to enter the cycle of reincarnation.
“Ria, please look for me.”
Whether it took hundreds of years, or thousands.
Ria would definitely find Carla.
“Ria… I love you.”
Carla’s body was concealed by a faint silver color.
Together with her soul living her body, her spirit and body disappeared.
Irina spoke. Ria, whose head was downcast, turned around with a lucid expression.
“Irina, I’m a bit tired, too.”
She quietly traced her finger along the bed.
The bed that still held some of Carla’s warmth.
“… I… want to sleep…”
“What will you do?”
Irina spoke resolutely.
“That so? Travel… that’s… a good thing.”
Ria laid down on the bed. It still smelled like Carla.
“Well then, I’m off.”
Closing the huge door, Irina headed for the surface.
Seeing her off, Ria closed her eyes and took a long, long rest.
Now, where should I go?
It was a journey with no destination. Even so, there should still be a purpose to it.
“I’ll find Maal-chan.”
It’s a great idea, if I do say so myself.
Her soul had been lost. Just how much time had passed since then?
Now that she was the last one left, she would find the person who she first got along with.
She didn’t know which continent to go to, but she should still be able to find her.
Scattering the nearby monsters that couldn’t read the mood, Irina ran.
Now, she had nothing.
Therefore, she had the potential to gain everything.
Running through the labyrinth’s floors, Irina burst up onto the surface.
Both the world and her future was right there for the taking.
Sincerely, I thank you all for reading this series. It was the second one I’d ever picked up and I learned a lot through its gradual translation. Despite my shortcomings, I hope you enjoyed it and that you may stick around with me through another series’ journey.