Hello guys. I'm back with a brand new chapter. I really tried to make it 2 weeks but it seems that Real life didn't allow me but I was able to stick to my original timeline of 1 month or less, unlike the last time. Thank god, I made it.
It would seem some people are still interested whether or not I will have Great-red and Ophis have another child or not. The answer to that is I am not sure. Based on the Poll, the majority of you would like me to have Ophis and Great red make Issei a sibling. Originally, I was going to do so but one of the nay sayers actually had a pretty valid point that if I made Issei a sibling, it would remove the novelty of Issei being a Dragon God and I couldn't help but agree with that point. That is why I am still up for debate whether or not to implement this idea. However, even if I do, it won't really have any relevance to my story as a whole. I just wanted to add that to have some Omake's where I show Issei and his family having fun taking care of his younger siblings and even have his mates join in where they start teasing him that they want babies soon. Anyways, as with most things in life, I'll decide as I go.
As for Issei's harem, as I've mentioned, for the moment I do not expect to add anyone until I've introduced all of them into the story. Afterwards I will decide whether or not to add another one. If I do, I have decided that I would add Yasaka so I'm sure a lot of you will probably be celebrating if I do add her and scorn me if I don't. :D :D
Special thanks again to Azemption for proof reading my story and making the necessary adjustments to make it better. If some of you still haven't checked his story, I would recommend giving it a read. It's incredibly interesting and I posted the link in my profile.
If you would like more stories to recommend, one of my readers has created his very own story and it is located in Wattpad called "A Match "Maid" in Hell". Based on the title, you can already guess who will be part of it :D :D. Anyways, I would recommend giving it a read as I liked it and you might as well. I'll post the link in my profile if any of you would be interested to check it.
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Anyways, I talked for too long. I'm sure you all want to start reading the chapter so without further ado, Let's begin.
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Akeno smiled. "Well, it's Grayfia-sama, of course" she revealed.
Issei couldn't help but raise his eyebrow in disbelief "huh, what do you mean? How could Grayfia's appearance cause Rias to act like that." He pointed towards a distressed Rias who was still running around the entire place and probably still didn't even notice their presence. "I mean, she acted perfectly normal the last time she appeared here even before Riser and his peerage were present if I recall correctly" Issei added recalling how Rias was acting normally in the presence of Grayfia when they had a previous meeting in this very same room.
"ara ara, you aren't exactly wrong Issei-kun however the reason that Rias was so calm the last time around is because Grayfia-sama was still performing her duties as a maid. However today Grayfia-sama is coming on her day off." Akeno answered.
"Alright but why would Grayfia coming to visit on her day off send Rias into a frenzy." Issei still didn't understand the problem.
"You see, usually she comes by as a maid under the House of Gremory, meaning she has a master-servant relationship towards Rias who is the Heir of the Gremory family as you already know. But, it's a different story when she takes a day off. Only then, she acts like her sister-in law. Despite the fact that Sirzechs-sama and her never married, she still respects and views Grayfia as a sister and no one had any issues with that. Grayfia-sama however strictly told her that she could only refer to her as such when she is on her day off. Today is one such days which is why Rias right now is having a nervous breakdown to make sure everything is perfect for Grayfia-sama. There's also the additional fact that Grayfia becomes stricter with Rias which is also why Rias-Buchou is scared of her when she comes by." Akeno finished explaining the reason Rias gets so anxious to Issei who couldn't help but be even more shocked. It makes sense, considering that all the times he met Grayfia, she had been acting very professionally as befitting of a maid of the esteemed Gremory family so this would technically be the first time he would get to see her acting more formally, I guess.
"I see so even Buchou has someone that she is weak against." Matsuda said in slight awe.
"So, why did she decide to visit here on her day off?" Issei asked. A small part of him was actually very happy to meet her. Something that Akeno clearly knew considering the conversation they had with his family about her being a potential mate. She didn't mind it at all. Unlike Tiamat whom she had barely known, Akeno had spent a lot of time with Grayfia and she grew up to respect and admire her. She had absolutely no problem with Grayfia becoming a fellow mate to Issei as that would make them sort of sisters in a way.
"From what I could decipher from Buchou, she has something important to notify us about. Other than that, who knows? Maybe she is here to see a certain someone, who knows?" she teased as she looked at Issei who looked away with a small blush understanding who she meant.
"Akeno, have you finished preparing tea yet. Oh, you three have arrived. My apologies that I couldn't welcome you myself. As you can see, I'm getting ready to prepare for the arrival of Grayfia-one-sama." Rias approached the three of them before she started fixing Matsuda's collar and his uniform.
"Yes Buchou." Said a very happy Matsuda who really enjoyed the closeness with Rias.
All of a sudden, a magic circle belonging to the Gremory family appeared in the middle of the room. Simply by looking at Rias reaction, everyone could already tell who it was. As expected, the person who appeared from the magic circle was none other than Grayfia. However, to Issei's shock and awe, she looked entirely different than what he was used to. Normally, she was dressed up as maid and held a certain grace and professionalism as befitting of a maid of the Prestigious Gremory family. However, today she was wearing entirely different clothes as well as sported a different hairstyle than what he was used too. She was currently wearing casual clothes yet one could tell that they were of an expensive brand. The clothes fit her perfectly and truly helped to emphasize her wonderful proportions. Something that Issei couldn't help but notice. Her silver hair was flowing down her back naturally. All in all, she looked absolutely breathtaking. He couldn't help but be mesmerized by her and this was something that was easily noticed by Akeno who chuckled at his reaction.
'It would seem that Aunty Ophis was right about his infatuation with Grayfia-sama' she thought to herself. In fact, she was positive that if Issei had his tail out, it would be swinging around excitingly like a puppy who is elated at seeing its master. Grayfia soon made eye contact with Issei and smiled at him which blew Issei's mental capacity at how beautiful it was. Of course, he didn't notice the small blush Grayfia carried by his ever so perceptive girlfriend beside him certainly had.
'and it would seem the infatuation might be mutual' Akeno smirked as she noticed Grayfia's expressions.
"Good evening everyone. How are you all doing?" Grayfia greeted everyone who all greeted her in return. She then looked at Rias.
"How are you doing Rias?" Grayfia asked in a casual manner.
"I'm doing great, One-sama" Rias smiled even though one could tell she looked a bit nervous.
"Good evening Hime-sama. It's been a while" Everyone was startled when they heard the voice of an unfamiliar person. Even Issei was shocked that he didn't notice his presence, although this was in no small part due to the fact that he was enthralled by Grayfia's presence. Everyone looked towards the second entity that teleported alongside Grayfia. He was indeed a strange looking creature that had the face of a red Asian dragon yet had the body of a horse or deer despite being covered in red scales. It took a while for Issei to finally recognize what he was. He recalled how Tannin had once told him about Sirzechs peerage and that one of his pawns was the legendary creature known as a Qilin. To think that Sirzechs was able to turn such a sacred creature into his servant proves just how powerful he really is. Just sensing his aura, he could tell that he was leagues above Rias and the others except of course himself and Grayfia.
"Good evening to you as well, Enku-sama. It's been quite a while since I last saw you." Rias smiled as she proceeded to pat Enku's neck who appreciated the gesture. He then turned his attention towards Matsuda, Issei and Asia.
"Oh my, if it isn't the Red Dragon Emperor, Rias cute little Bishop and Issei Hyoudou. I believe this is our first encounter. I'm one of Sirzechs Pawn, Enku. Pleased to make your acquaintance" He politly greeted the two of them.
Matsuda, of course was caught by surprise "Ah, um, it's nice to meet you as well."
"Ano, it-it's nice to meet you as well Enku-sama" Asia stuttured a bit as she greeted him with a bow. Enku couldn't help but smile at the little dragon.
"It would seem Hime-sama was telling the truth when she said that she gained a cute Bishop. You are probably the most adorable little thing I have ever seen. Even your presence is incredibly soothing to this old man's heart." Enku complemented Asia who couldn't help but blush in embarrassment.
"T-Thank you. Um, are you also a dragon Enku-sama?" she couldn't help but ask after noticing his dragon features.
"Not exactly." He answered resulting in Matsuda and Asia tilting their heads in confusion.
"What does that mean? You literally look like a dragon so how can you not be one?" Matsuda asked. However before Enku could respond, Issei answered for him.
"It's because he is a Qilin, Matsuda." Everyone looked to Issei in surprise. Even Enku was a bit taken aback that he knew what he was.
"A what?" Matsuda had no idea what a Qilin was as question marks were appearing in his mind.
"A Qilin is a legendary creature that is known as a Chimera. While it does possess the features of an Asian dragon, it is not exactly a dragon. You could say that he is part dragon as shown by his features such as the scales and his face. If I'm not mistaken, the Qilin are said to be creatures that bring good fortune to others as well as protect the innocent from malicious beings. This is the first time I've ever met one and it is an honour to meet you." Issei finished his explanation as he greeted Enku. Everyone, including the Qilin himself was surprised by his knowledge.
"I have to say, I'm surprised you knew so much about my kind." Enku stated causing Issei to scratch his head.
"Well, technically, I learnt about you from Tannin-shishou. He used to teach me about all kind of dragons as well of its associated species. You were one of them and he even told me that Sirzechs had a Qilin as a servant. I believe you both already met previously" Issei said making Enku nod in acknowledgement.
"Ah so you heard of me from Tannin-dono. It's true that we have previously met. He was incredibly polite towards me and even allowed me to sample the dragon apples that he has been growing in his territory. I have to admit, they were truly delectable." Enku smiled as he recalled old memories.
"Wait, you are a servant?" Matsuda said in shock. Enku nodded.
"Indeed I am. In fact, I am a pawn just like you Red Dragon Emperor-dono." Enku revealed to Matsuda.
"R-Really? how many pawns did you take?" he couldn't help but ask. Enku rubbed his chin as he tried to recall the details.
"I'm not entirely sure. I didn't really pay much attention to the process but I think it was 3 or 4. I believe Grayfia-sama would know." He looked towards Grayfia who sighed.
"It was 4 and Enku-san I believe I already told you that you do not need to call me -sama. That amount of respect should be addressed only towards Sirzechs who is our king. I am simply a member of Sirzechs-sama peerage, just like you."
(A/N: I don't believe the author ever specified how many pieces he used on him so this is just my assumption.)
Enku couldn't help but let out a small laugh "haha, I believe our respect is well placed in you Grayfia-sama. You are the Queen of this peerage and your position is one that deserves respect. Besides, Sirzechs-sama on more than one occasion has admitted that you are the one that keeps our peerage together and I for one agree with him. I'm sure the others do too."
Grayfia simply sighed and gave up. It was the same result no matter how many times she talked to them about this matter. Although she would have to have a few stern words with Sirzechs when she gets back.
In the Underworld, Sirzechs felt a cold chill running down his spine as he was playing with his son and his wife.
Matsuda was surprised that some one like Enku only took 4 pieces while he was worth 8 pieces. Seeing Matsuda's expression, Issei could already guess what he was thinking so he patted his shoulder causing Matsuda's attention to turn to him.
"The reason Enku was able to be turned using only 4 pieces was due to the fact that it was Sirzechs who reincarnated him. If you remember, beings that are able to be reincarnated are heavily dependant on the strength of both the king and the being who will be reincarnated. The Maou Lucifer is said to be the strongest devil in the Underworld so it's only natural, he would be able to reincarnate almost any being compared to other high class devils. If Rias, attempted to reincarnate Enku, I can guarantee you that she would not have been able to do it. Likewise, If Sirzechs was the one who reincarnated you, it would probably have taken only 1 pawn. No offense to the both of you, of course." He said to Rias and Matsuda, hoping he didn't offend them… too much.
"It's alright Issei-san. I'm very aware of the huge disparity between my brother and I and I completely agree with your statement. I doubt I would have been able to reincarnate anyone in my brother's peerage even if I had Mutated Pieces in my possession." Rias answered with a wave of her hand.
"None taken." Added Matsuda.
Issei nodded. "If anything, it shows just how strong Enku is since it took The Maou Lucifer 4 pieces to turn him into a devil." Said an Impressed Issei.
"It is an honour to be complimented so by the Crimson Calamity dragon. I appreciate it." Enku responded earning him a surprised look from Issei.
"Eh! The what?"
"Oh, that is the title that the people of the Underworld have been calling you after your match against Riser Phenex. I'm sure my king informed you that the match was going to be broadcasted throughout the Underworld and after witnessing your might, that is what the devils have begun to refer to you by" explained Enku.
When he heard the title the Devils gave him, he couldn't help but puff out his chest. It was certainly a cooler name then Dragon Prince. He liked it. Akeno couldn't help but chuckle at her boyfriend's response, knowing how excited he truly was.
"Wow, that sounds so cool bro" responded an impressed Matsuda.
"Yes it does." Responded an elated Issei.
Enku smiled before shifting his gaze towards Grayfia. "Then Grayfia-sama, I will be returning to my station." He bowed respectfully.
"Very well. Thank you for escorting me here. Although, I would have been fine by myself." Sighed Grayfia making Enku laugh.
"Hahaha, I'm sure you would have but as our Queen, you deserve an escort. Of course, I don't have the slightest thought of you being in danger even without one but better safe than sorry. I just thought I could bring fortune to everyone here including a certain pair that our king would love to bless." Enku smirked causing Grayfia to blush, knowing exactly who he was talking about. Issei was still on cloud nine over his newly given title so he never noticed this. "Best of all, it allowed me to see Hime-sama and meet the Red Dragon emperor who is going to become the Waka."
"Huh? Waka, what is that?" Matsuda couldn't help but utter as he had no idea what that term even meant but Rias certainly knew, if the blush of her face showed any indication.
"Y-You don't need to worry about it Matsuda-kun." She said nervously as she waved her hands frantically. She then looked towards Enku.
"You can stay for a bit longer if you want" Rias said with a tone of sadness. Enku smiled fondly at the crimson princess.
"Those words are enough for me Hime-sama. I still have a lot of duties to perform as a servant to Sirzechs-sama. I only came to escort Grayfia-sama here before returning back to the Underworld. However, I would like to head to the mountains once more while carrying you on my back like before, Hime-sama" Rias looked to be a bit embarrassed as Enku revealed such details.
"Oh, that's cute" Asia said earning her a blush from Rias.
"There's nothing to be embarrassed about. Akeno rides me even now from time to time" Issei added. Silence then ensued before he started hearing Akeno laughing and the rest of the girls faces turn crimson red. He had no idea what was going on.
"You pervert" he heard Koneko say.
"Huh?" It took a while for him to recall what he said before his own face turned as crimson as his scales "WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT. I-I didn't mean it like that. meant that she rides on my back in my dragon form. I SWEAR" Issei spoke extremely fast in embarrassment having just realized what he insinuated with his poor choice of words. His mate, on the other had seemed to be having a blast.
"ara ara, you shouldn't worry too much Issei. I'm sure they understand what you meant. Then again, it's not like what you said was incorrect, isn't that right Issei-kun" she said seductively.
"Akeno" shouted Rias, her face still as crimson as her hair.
"Hahahaha" Enku couldn't help but laugh himself. "Anyways, it's about time I head off. I bid you all farewell and it was a pleasure to meet each and every one of you." He bowed as they all waved goodbye before he turned into red mist, heading back to the Underworld.
Grayfia then coughed into her hand to bring back the attention towards herself. Everyone looks at her.
"With the greetings out of the way, let's get back to the matter at hand. I have a few things I would like to address. First of all, Rias as agreed, you are now free to choose whom so ever you wish to marry. Of course, you will need to notify your brother who wishes to be sure that the man whom you've decided to entrust your life too is worthy of you." Grayfia looked towards Matsuda before looking back at Rias who looked absolutely nervous.
"Yes, Grayfia One-sama." She answered.
"Next, I bring a piece of news regarding one member of your peerage, specifically your Queen."
Everyone including the aforementioned person wondered what was going on.
"With Akeno? Is something the matter?" Rias couldn't help but ask in worry for her queen and friend.
"Everything is fine Rias. It's just that it has been decided that Akeno Himejima will henceforth be promoted to Mid class devil starting now."
"HUH" everyone exclaimed in shock and surprise.
"Wait, seriously? How could that be Grayfia-one-sama. In order to be promoted to Mid-class devil, there are several tests that need to be accomplished to test them. Why would the Maous and especially the council suddenly decide to… … oh" Rias immediately understood what was going on as she shifted her attention to Issei. Everyone else did the same as Issei looked around seeing everyone's gaze including Grayfia's towards him.
"uhh… why do I feel that this is because of me."
Grayfia chuckled before she decided to answer his inquiry "That's because it is Issei Hyoudou. As Enku mentioned previously, your match against Riser Phenex had been shown throughout the Underworld and everyone got to witness your overwhelming might. However, they also observed how Akeno Himejima was able to calm down the wrath of the Crimson Calamity Dragon. Many have started to call her by the nickname "Dragon Priestess" and it seems she has garnered a lot of attention both from the citizens as well as high class nobles." Grayfia began to explain.
"ara, the Dragon Priestess… I like the sound of that." Akeno seemed amused by her newly acquired title. She quite liked it if she was being honest. Issei was focused on a different part of the explanation.
"Those nobles better not be getting any ideas over my mate. I destroyed Riser for insulting her. If they even think of touching Akeno, then I will have no qualms of erasing their pitiful existence" Issei growled.
"You do not need to worry about that Issei. The Maous will make sure none of those noble even think of drowning in those fantasies. They would like the Underworld to remain in one piece." Grayfia joked which seemed to lighten Issei's mood as he calmed down.
"Anyways, in light of recent events, the Underworld has decided that it was best to avoid any sort of conflict with you and they believed Akeno to be the key since she holds influence over you."
"They aren't exactly wrong" Issei chuckled as that statement was certainly true. Akeno wrapped her arms over his as they shared a glance. Grayfia then proceeded to continue
"As a result, it has been decided to officially promote Akeno to a higher position even though The Maous and the council had different opinions on the matter. The Maous wanted to promote her to a Mid class devil rather than high class as it wouldn't be fair to other Mid class devils who had worked hard throughout their entire lives and had yet to rise to High class. Promoting her to high class might have been seen as favoritism considering two of the 4 Maous are directly related to you Rias which may have led to an unnecessary conflict between other devils. The council, however, actually wanted to promote Akeno to a High-class devil"
Rias seemed shocked at that. The council made it no secret that they despised Low class devils and especially reincarnated devils as they felt they tarnished pure bloods which is why they seldom ever recommended any reincarnated devil to promote to Mid class, much less High class. Furthermore, everyone knows of the silent hatred the council bares towards the 4 Maous who are more than willing to let go of old traditions. Yet, here they are promoting Akeno who is the Queen of Sirzechs younger sister peerage.
"This makes no sense" said a confused Rias who couldn't make heads or tails of the council decision. She then felt someone pat her shoulder. She looked up to see that it was Grayfia who had done so.
"You do not need to think too much about it. Their intentions are less than noble regarding this decision. I surmise that the reason they would like to promote Akeno Himejima is to be able to separate her from you and Sirzechs"
"Huh, what do you mean separate fuku-buchou from Buchou?" Matsuda interrupted as he questioned what she meant.
"Matsuda-kun" Rias gave Matsuda a frown for having interrupted Grayfia but Grayfia simply patted her shoulder to let her know she didn't mind.
"It's alright Rias! Anyways, I'm assuming that Rias explained to you how members of a peerage have the chance to be able to promote to High class devils where they will eventually become their own king with their own peerage?" she inquired to which Matsuda gave a nod. It was his dream to become a harem king with a peerage of nothing but beautiful women so when Rias explain to him this detail, you can imagine how absolutely ecstatic he was. Seeing his nod, Grayfia continued.
"That is why, it is the council's hope that once she becomes a High class devil then they would be able to entice her to join their camp which would have the added benefit of bringing you in so they could use you. Currently, in terms of strength, the Maous easily exceed the councils strength. That is especially true with Sirzechs and Ajuka who are considered abnormal devils on par with the strength of Gods. Meanwhile, the council, throughout the years have managed to obtain significant influence over the Devil society and have many connections. However, if they manage to bring you in, then they might be able to shift the balance in their favour both in terms of strength and influence which would result in them gaining full control over the Underworld." Grayfia finished explaining causing Issei to scoff as he crossed his arms in annoyance.
"Hmf! They seriously have no understanding of what loyalty is."
"Indeed. If they think that I would ever betray Rias and the Gremory family then they have gone senile in their old age." Everyone chuckled at that.
"True, perhaps I should go and pay them a little visit." Issei cracked his knuckles as he seriously contemplated giving a beatdown to those idiotic old coots. However, Grayfia intervened.
"As much as we would appreciate that, I would like you to refrain from taking such action. Like I previously stated, the council holds a lot of influence and have many connections throughout the Underworld and taking them out will only cause a civil war to erupt and that is something we cannot afford to allow happen. If Strength was all that was required, then Sirzechs-sama and Ajuka-sama would have gotten rid of the council a long time ago. Unfortunately, this is a delicate situation where a battle of words is required. In any case, the Maous were able to convince the elders that promoting Akeno to a mid class devil was reasonable and preferable. Even though the council was to refute, they understood that it may cause some conflicts with their allies so they decided to let the matter go, begrudgingly. Now, Akeno Himejima, can you step forward" Grayfia addressed Akeno who stepped forward as she asked.
"As of this moment, by orders of the Maous and the council, you are hereby promoted to a Mid class devil. Congratulations and I hope you will keep supporting Rias and continue to serve the Underworld to the best of your abilities" Grayfia smiled as she congratulated Akeno. The rest of them followed up with a clap of their hands. Issei went ahead and gave her a congratulatory hug.
"Thank you very much, everyone. I will do my best to meet all your expectations. Although, it is a bit embarrassing that I got promoted due to Issei."
"You shouldn't worry about that. With all your accomplishments and service, you had already been selected as one of the candidates to promote to Mid class quite a while back. All this did was simply further along the decision to promote you. It would have happened sooner or later so you shouldn't worry about having been promoted to Mid class due to Issei. Besides, having the right connections to advance to a higher position is not that uncommon. In fact, this happens quite often both in the Human world and in the Underworld" Grayfia explained.
"I see. I will do my best to live up to your expectations then." She bowed gratefully.
"I'm sure you will. In any case, that was all I needed to mention." Said Grayfia.
"Are you also going to return to the Underworld, Grayfia-one-sama?" asked Rias. Grayfia shook her head.
"No, since it is my day off, I've decided to take a look around Kuoh. It is the place that you are in charge of and I would like to take a look around." Replied Grayfia as she stated her intentions to take a look around Kuoh. Immediately, Akeno smirked as she had an idea.
"Ara, if you are going to visit Kuoh, then how about having a guide to show you around?" she suggested.
"I appreciate the gesture Akeno, but I will be more than fine on my own. Also I'm sure you are planning to celebrate your promotion so you don't need to stop on my behalf" Grayfia immediately replied causing Akeno to chuckle as she predicted her answer.
"ara, in that case, how about if Issei gives you a tour of the city. He knows it just as well as any of us. I'm sure you'll enjoy the company he brings" she smiled mischievously causing both Grayfia and Issei to blush. Something that everyone noticed. Akeno then turned her gaze towards Issei "How about it Issei? Would you mind accompanying Grayfia-sama around the city?"
"Y-You don't need to… " Grayfia tried to reassure Issei that it wasn't necessary only for Issei to interrupt
"It would be my pleasure. That is, if you will let me." Issei answered with a smile.
"Oh, t-then I guess I will be in your care." Grayfia couldn't help but stutter. Akeno smiled and ushered them out of the room.
"Then it's decided. Now move along now, Grayfia-sama doesn't have a lot of time before her day off ends so you should move along quickly. Take care of her Issei." Akeno stated.
"You got it. I'll see you later then Akeno" He gave her a quick kiss before redirecting his attention towards Grayfia. "Shall we go?" he extended his hand to which she enveloped it with her own.
"I'll be in your care" Then they were off. Once they left, Rias couldn't help but be surprised. "I can't believe it. Grayfia-one-sama actually seems to like Issei-kun." How long has it been since she last saw Grayfia blush? Never would be the answer.
"Indeed she does." Answered Akeno.
"Are you alright with that? He is your boyfriend or mate as Issei always says." Inquired Rias.
Akeno smiled. "Of course, I'm fine with-it Rias-Buchou. I've long since knew that Issei might get himself a harem being a dragon and all. That is why, as long as the feeling is mutual, I do not mind him pursuing other mates. Besides, are you really asking me such a question when your adorable pawn over there will be doing the same thing" she smirked as she pointed towards Matsuda who was busy talking with Asia.
"Touche!" answered Rias.
"Also, this is Grayfia-sama we are talking about. She has been taking care of me for years and if Issei is the person to help her gain happiness, then who am I to stand in the way of that. I cannot fault Issei or Grayfia for falling in love with each other. They are both great people and I wish them the best and hope that this works out. If it does then that means Grayfia-sama and I are going to be sister wives."
"I see" was all Rias said. Grayfia had always tried her best to ensure her happiness without ever asking for anything in return. She remembered how many times other high-class devils tried to gain her favor, not due to love but rather because of lust and greed. At some point, it seemed as though she had given up on finding love for herself. In a way, Rias couldn't help but relate to her because of the similarity of their situation. Both of them were only sought after as either trophies or simply tools for others benefits. She was fortunate enough to have been saved from this cycle thanks to everyone, including Grayfia. Unfortunately, Grayfia was not due to the fact that her situation was extremely delicate and difficult. All due to her status. She was the last living Lucifuge remaining. The rest of her family had been killed so long ago. Her family holds an even greater prestige than the Gremory family because they had served the original Lucifer for generations. As a result, many high-class devils have sprung into actions wanting to bring Grayfia into their fold. Years and years of this has caused Grayfia to slowly give up on ever finding love. However, now it would seem that her heart seems to have taken a liking to Issei Hyoudou and if he is the man who will help her find the happiness she deserves than Rias can only pray to the Maous that it all works out.
And there you have it. Not only did Akeno get promoted to Mid class devil but our boy Issei has received his very own title by the devil community. The Crimson Calamity Dragon. He will be known as the Crimson Calamity God once his secret is revealed. He will receive other titles but a lot of you have been wondering if he would receive one and now you got your answer.
As you can probably guess, the next chapter will feature a small date between Grayfia and Issei so I hope you look forward to it. It won't be a long chapter I think about 2 or 3k words but that means I have no excuses to not stick to my 2 week schedule and you can bet your ass I will try my best to update it as soon as possible for you guys to read. You all deserve it.
I also forgot to mention this above but holy moly my story has almost reached 2700 follows and 2500 favorites. I am truly honored and thank each and everyone of you for liking my story. I still can't believe it. I'm getting closer and closer to the 3k mark I set earlier.
Anyways that is all from me and I guess I will see you all next time.
Until then, stay safe and healthy as usual