Chapter 29:

Summoner's Department (2)

My Demon Queen

The government office building. A super tall skyscraper that had about 40 floors. Our car was parked in the basement and we made our way up to the interior of the building.Bookmark here

"I could never get used to this," Liliath said as we entered through the sliding door. The cold air seeping into her skin.Bookmark here

She wore a white overcoat with beautiful embroidered patterns. Most of her exposed shoulders were covered but her cleavage remained quite prominent... I didn't comment on that. It should be fine..Bookmark here

On the other hand, I wore a normal whitish collar shirt with a tint of blue and ocher coloured long pants.Bookmark here

The large information counter in the middle was made of wood, crystals that dangled down from above glittered in an iridescent light. Circular sofas and indoor plants arranged on a red carpet spears across the floor.Bookmark here

And sitting on the sofa was Principal Rachel in a suit— the female kind— she looked like a professional Secretary if anything— the ones you see in movies where the person where one wears a tight short skirt.Bookmark here

"You're here," she called out to us.Bookmark here

"Yeah, good afternoon Principal," I greeted.Bookmark here

"Good afternoon," Liliath curtsied.Bookmark here

My mom merely nodded her head. Oh by the way, the little devil was left at home— I hid my laptop in my room so there was absolutely no chance that she would tamper with it in any way. That said— I was afraid of what she would do when left her own devices... that devil could do anything if she put her mind to it..Bookmark here

"Let's get going," Principal Rachel went right to the elevator. I suppose she's going to lead us to theBookmark here

Liliath tottered a little when the elevator accelerated upwards.Bookmark here

"Are you alright?" I wanted to support her but..Bookmark here

She shook her head, holding onto the guardrails installed at the side.Bookmark here

I heard a loud intentional cough.. ah yeah sorry Principal.. I wasn't trying to flirt with her or anything— DON'T GET ME WRONG!Bookmark here

We went up to the seventh floor. To one side was a glass window, overlooking the beautiful landscape that is the city of Gilgamesh.Bookmark here

Liliath gazed at the sight in awe.Bookmark here

"Is this your first time seeing this Liliath?" The Principal asked, which I found rather weird.Bookmark here

"The architecture could be said as rather novel.. I've never seen such a city construct," Liliath replied.Bookmark here

Principal Rachel raised her brow, "Does she always talk like that?" She whispered to me.Bookmark here

"Yeah," since Liliath was engrossed with the scene, I doubt she heard that... or not.. she looked my way and tilted her head. An expression of: did I do something wrong?Bookmark here

We proceeded to the summoners department, walking by various other departments that dealt exclusively with problems and issues in regards to TALENTS.Bookmark here

We entered a room, the scent of incense assailed our noses. Row upon rows of seats packed with people, creating an aisle that stretched forward to the counter from the entrance.Bookmark here

The principal walked up to the receptionist in the front counter. Saying a few things and showing a letter, the receptionist looked at her in dismay before passing her a ticket, supposedly our waiting number.Bookmark here

3233.Bookmark here

The number in display was 3225.Bookmark here

Which meant that there were 8 people before our turn.Bookmark here

Turning to the seats— it was sure busy.Bookmark here

Various people of different ages patiently waited for their turns. Interesting yet was that a number of them had a 'pet' together with them— summoned creatures.Bookmark here

A silver wolf dog-like creature, a goldfish in the air that looked to be a specter, a horned rabbit nibbling on a carrot, a large round blob— a slime?!Bookmark here

I've never really met with people who possessed a summoning TALENT as they were quite rare but to see this many here.. I was thinking perhaps there were more summoners in the word than I thought.Bookmark here

"May I see the summoned creature?" The receptionist asked in a speculative voice, looking behind Principal and at us.Bookmark here

The principal let out a deep sigh.Bookmark here

"Miss, which person here is the said summoner?"Bookmark here

"Noel,"Bookmark here

"Y-yes?"Bookmark here

"You explain."Bookmark here

"Huh? Eh?"Bookmark here

What's that look.. the Principal looked like she had given up? Huh? What? Huh?! WHAT?Bookmark here

Liliath stepped forward.Bookmark here

"I'm sorry? But are you referring to me? I, Noel's familiar am the aforementioned summoned 'creature'?" Liliath spoke with a modest smile— it was twitching.Bookmark here

I gulped.. the already cold temperature seemed to drop a few degrees but.. the receptionist didn't seem to understand Liliath's statement.Bookmark here

"Uh, miss— Hilda rather than summoned creature, it's summoned person.." I slipped over to the front of the counter and gave the receptionist a quick explanation in a hush tone.Bookmark here

"You mean that girl is your summoned creature?"Bookmark here

I sensed bloodlust from behind me..Bookmark here

"Please don't call her a said.. summoned person— A PERSON."Bookmark here

The receptionist laughed, "Are you joking with me."Bookmark here

"The letter already explains so hasn't it?" Principal Rachel's cold voice caused the receptionist Hilda to stiffen.Bookmark here

"I-I see. My apologies, My apologize Miss," Hilda stood up and bowed with a cold sweat running down her cheek.Bookmark here

Liliath glared daggers at the receptionist, which made her jump.Bookmark here

Cold...Bookmark here

And within the freezing atmosphere— whispers.Bookmark here

Numerous small whispers I looked around and noticed that everyone's gaze was directed at us— at Liliath and me.Bookmark here

Not again..Bookmark here

"Bealga? What's wrong?"Bookmark here

"Puuchi— gah?!"Bookmark here

"Blrub..blurb.."Bookmark here

The summoned creatures were afraid of Liliath?Bookmark here

They were clinging onto their owners in fright.. the goldfish retreating behind a girl, the horn rabbit hiding inside the guy's shirt and —oh crap did that slime just swallow that dude?!Bookmark here

—he seems to be alright though..Bookmark here

Liliath dropped her tense shoulder, releasing the— I assume to be bloodlust area of effect.Bookmark here

That said.. the creatures..Bookmark here

Ding.Bookmark here

'3233– please enter the private office. 3233– Please enter the private office.'Bookmark here

Such an announcement was made through the PA system..Bookmark here

I'm guessing this is preferential treatment? I'm not sure.. aren't we supposed to wait in line?Bookmark here

"Tsk.. what a troublesome guy." Principal Rachel clicked her tongue before we followed her through a door that had the sign that said: staff only.Bookmark here

The creatures that came close to Liliath tried to struggle free from the owner's grasp.. except the dude in the slime— Liliath showed a troubled smile.Bookmark here

Hm....Bookmark here

In any case, we entered a receptionist-like room.Bookmark here

"Good to see you again Rachel," there was a man with a sturdy building wearing glasses called out. He sat behind the counter, apparently typing something into the computer.Bookmark here

"Likewise Keaton."Bookmark here

"Another troublesome TALENT I suppose?" The man named Keaton adjusted his glasses and looked at us. "Liliath, Miss Diana and Noel was it? Nice to meet you."Bookmark here

"Uh, nice to meet you too Urm.. mister Keaton." I spoke.Bookmark here

"Likewise," my mom replied with a nod.Bookmark here

"Pleasure to meet you too Mister Keaton." Liliath curtsied.Bookmark here

"Interesting, interesting. She indeed doesn't look like a person from this place. Would you mind following me inside, we'll discuss the matter further there," he stood up and walked over to one of the rooms.Bookmark here

"Very well," Liliath replied, which caused Keaton to chuckle.Bookmark here

"Could you be summoned from another world?"Bookmark here

"It is as you said mister.Bookmark here

"Interesting. Now, if you don't mind," Keaton pushed open the door to allow us into a spacious office, furnished with multiple cushioned seats, indoor plants, a desk, a coffee table, and a wide open view of the city.Bookmark here

Waiting there was a female personal wearing a suit, supposedly Keaton's Secretary?Bookmark here

"Long time no see Rachel," the Secretary with black hair tied into a braided called out.Bookmark here

"Didn't we meet a few days ago."Bookmark here

"Ufufufu. I suppose. Last time was a wolf girl with white hair.. I wonder what problematic TALENT it is this time."Bookmark here

Wolf girl with white hair.. Prune?Bookmark here

Wait.. my TALENT is classified as problematic?Bookmark here

"Now, I'll start with a few simple questions shall we. Please take a seat" Keaton took a seat on his desk.. I think. "Miss Diana, Noel was a late bloomer correct?"Bookmark here

"I sure you could call it that. It was about two days after his birthday that Liliath appeared," as my mom said that the supposed Secretary came over and poured us tea.Bookmark here

"Thanks."Bookmark here

"My pleasure."Bookmark here

"Alright, alright. Now, Noel, when did anything specific happen before the summon happened?"Bookmark here

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