Galdouga hurried along the path to Hawbiska. He bit his molars and was angry to no end. He cursed at the human heroes who drove him from Thangdrium, and cursed again at the incompetency of his army. 30,000 men. Their lives all wasted. Galdouga cursed again. Then he acted.
He had two objectives, one would be to go to the aid of Hawbiska and tell them instead of physical damage, they should aim for elemental damage and that perhaps that would be more strategic and bring them a victory.
The second objective was that he will go report back to the Demon Lord everything he observed at the battle with the humans.
Tirelessly, he ran with a small band of orcs. They fled to the second keep.
It took them a good 4 days journey with running all day and resting in the night.
Galdouga reported to Simatia, the female demon who kept Hawbiska in order.
“They seem impervious to physical damage. They could cast magic spells. Also, two of the humans used weaponry I have never seen before. It’s as if they could kill our forces from a long distance. Finally, they could summon an army with this same weaponry and lay waste to our ground forces.”
“What do you suppose we do?” Asked the demon lady Simatia.
“I am willing to bet that they are weak to magical and elemental damage.”
“My thoughts exactly too.” Said Simatia. “We will summon our best mages and elementals to aide us in the coming battle. They will pay for their treachoury.”
Then both of them cackled in a deep and dark tone.
“The heroes will not be able to sustain us. We will win the fight.” Said Simatia, as she clenched her fist.
“Alright. I must be off to tell the Demon Lord of this happening.” Bowed Galdouga. “Hope we meet again.”
“God speed.” Said Simatia.
Hoshiro took the party to a small town, which was hidden near the mountains of Thangdrium. It was a town of little over 600 people. The suggestion to come to this town came from Merillion.
“I know this spot for the best outdoor bath house. We NEEEEED to go there.” Said Merillion.
“Oh? Hot bath? I like, I like!” Giggled Larael.
“Hmmm interesting.” Commented Hoshiro. “Alright lets head off to the bath houses!”
“Oh my god….. You guys are all children…. Sigh. But I guess a hot bath would sooth the spirit.” Said Lance.
As the four journey men travelled to the town, they were impressed because to get here, one had to walk a goat path, which was mostly hidden. They were located not far from Thangdrium and the place was kept secret to the invaders and none bothered with the town folk.
They stocked up on provision, and clothing, then headed towards the bath house.
“Bath house, bath house, bath bath house!” Sang Larael as she jovially jumped ahead of the team to the onsen.
“Wait up!” Said Merillion, who came next to the bath.
Hoshiro and Lance arrived moments later.
They both sighed. One of relief and one of contemp. Hoshiro then entered the bath house in good spirits.
It took a good 5 minutes for Hoshiro to shed his armour and clothing. He then he went to the stall to shower first. It had been almost 2 weeks since he had his last hot shower and bath. To feel the running hot water was a tremendous relief to the hero. He was glad that in this world they also had onsens and was happy that the team had taken down one of the strongholds of the enemy.
He thought to himself about the possibility of finishing off the Demon Lord and being married to Merillion. Then, he shook his head, blushing as he thought of himself on their wedding day.
Hoshiro thoroughly cleansed himself and then with a towel over his nether region, he walked out to the natural onsen.
He did not realize that this was a mixed bath and saw in front of him, the figures of Larael and Merilion, both naked and playing in the hot water.
Hoshiro almost tripped and fell. He was surprised that the two ladies were so comfortable wearing nothing in front of him. Lance came out butt naked and sank into the hot waters.
Hoshiro then had a nose bleed and had to use his towel to stop the bleeding.
“Oh my god…. You ladies should at least cover up a little.” Said Hoshiro, still bleeding.
“In this world, we are very open when it comes to showing our bodies, especially in the bath house.” Explained Merillion as she shot a smile to Hoshiro.
Hoshiro quickly plunged into the water as he felt his member getting stiff.
Crap, crap, crap…. Oh my god…. This is so embarrassing.
Thought Hoshiro as he blushed.
“Look, the young man could not tame his urges!” Laughed Lance as he patted Hoshiro in the back. “Hahahaha. What would I give to be young again.”
The two ladies then came over and tried to check out Hoshiro’s raging boner.
“Let us see, let us see!” Chanted Larael.
Hoshiro turned around in the water and put the towel over his head and pushed back with his arms trying to fend off the inquisitive ladies.
“Wuuuu. It’s a good size.” Said Merillion as she blushed too.
“Ackkkk. This is impossible. You guys are impossible!” Shouted Hoshiro.
“Hahaha, it’s all good. Don’t be shy. Your body is a gift of the Gods. Treasure it!” Said Merillion.
“Tha…. Thanks.” Managed Hoshiro as more blood from his nose traversed down his mouth and chin. He could not think about anything else, but just enjoyed this moment. He was relaxed and in a safe haven, where battle seemed like a distant memory. He was in paradise. He was so happy that he forgot he had a home to go back to and full emersed himself in the world of Sorhalon. Today turned out to be one of the best days in his life.