Finished this week! That was a pretty cute chapter: 有利 geeking out about baseball, and we learn a little bit more about コンラッド’s past.
I am a little curious, though; I wonder how exactly the whole “send the future 魔王” thing worked out? As far as I can tell: the 魔王’s soul was injured in a past life and had to heal. Once it was healed コンラッド took it to Earth and began to look for a good place for the 魔王 to grow up. It’s after that that I’m not sure, or maybe we just haven’t gotten that info yet. コンラッド met 有利’s heavily-pregnant mother (she was heading to the hospital, right?) in a taxi, though he doesn’t make it clear whether that was the first time he’d met her. Soon after 有利 is born. So at what point did the 魔王’s soul move to 有利’s mother, and where does his dad come into play?
Anyway, the duel should be next chapter, I guess. Looking forward to that based on what I remember of the manga.
Was it injured? I remember that it got endangered, but not the details. Things are already getting foggy in my memory
Wait, I was sure that it was 眞王 who sent the soul to Earth? And コンラッド just went to see how it was going.
Huh, I thought the soul got there at conception, especially since his father is 魔族. (Hopefully that’s not a spoiler for this week; that info also made me realize that his father was insistent on having him go on Star Tour on purpose, so his father, at the very least, knew about the situation).
I’ll go back and check. I need to rest my brain from 吾輩は猫である anyway.
Edit: ah, I found what you are talking about
So, for me, the first part just means that the soul forgot its previous life (前世) and got wiped out (thus becoming white; we were told that souls are supposed to forget about their past and it’s a bad thing he got to be forced to remember the language). For the “protecting” part, I thought it meant he just guarded ユーリ‘s pregnant mother (where the soul was). However, I can see what you mean now.
I went back to the place talking about 眞王 sending the soul, and I guess it sounds more like he ordered the transfer rather than doing it himself? Anyway, I also found a part I forgot that mentioned that Earth’s 魔王 received the soul and chose an appropriate father. So it’s possible that コンラード did the transfer.
Ah, also, just realized that, time-wise, ユーリ‘s mother can’t be pregnant before a father has been chosen. So コンラード was around the whole time anyway (until birth at least). I think the taxi is the only time he met the mother proper (but I think it’s not clear)
Thinking about it, the father would’ve had to have been around for a good while, considering that 有利 has an older brother. (I guess they could be step-siblings, granted; I don’t think that’s been explicitly stated or not yet.)
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