My Demon Queen
"Are you sure about this? Why here?" Lilith turned to me and asked.
"It's kinda a quest you need to do.." i said with a lisp. It wasn't a lie but still...
Liliath raised an eyebrow at me but didn't question the dubiousness of my statement.
It was a prank.
Speaking in specifics-- revenge.
Liliath pointed her hands at the shelves stacked full of dusty boxes, I crooked a smile. Oh boy, she's going to flip out. I didn't think she'd fall for my trap. MUAHAHAHAHA.
Anyways, to understand what in the heck I am doing and the incidents that led to this, we must first go back to the incident that sparked it all.
I heard Liliath's voice as I drew on my sketchbook, looking up at her, I saw her staring at a weird round bug that was crawling on the science reference book she was reading. Yup, Liliath is heck diligent, props to her for that.
Seeing her intense stare that seemed to burn a hole into the bug itself, an idea came to mind.
"Hey Liliath, you remember how you told me creatures are generally scared of you? How about bugs? Why isn't that one scared?" if anything , i feel like that bug flew into the living room and of all places it could have landed, it just had to land in front of her as if it had been planning to do so right from the very start. Dragging her out of focus and stealing the limelight. If the book were human, I'd feel pretty bad for it.
"True, then the conclusion must be that these 'insects' have an indescribably low intellect, usually, insects would come to fear myself. Now that you've mentioned it, it does seem to be the case.."LIliath held an expression of shock and contemplation. "I want to try something."
She pointed her finger at the oh-so-innocent bug that was crawling on her book-- after which i saw the bug fall off all of a sudden.
"What did you do?" I put my sketchbook away and come closer to her-- or closer to the bug.
It seemed that the not-so-innocent bug had died in an overturned manner.
Well, I suppose that's what you get for distracting her huh little buggy?
"I merely directed a pint of bloodlust at it, it seemed to have died from the inability to tolerate it," Liliath too observed the bug.
Ah right, I remembered Liliath using it the last time we went to the summoner's department. I bet the guy with the smile must have been totally soaked to the bone-- in a bad sense. I hope the smile didn't digest him...
Thinking that, we looked at each other, out faces barely inches away.
And i must say, in this position where we were both bending down our bodies as if prostrating on the floor just to take a good look at the dead bug-- it somehow felt incredibly awkward..
"You two look intimate~ So...what are you two doing?"
At the little devil's sly voice, we both shot to a straight sitting position.
"Look! Look!" from a distance, i saw the little devil idiotically poking the flat ground with a stick she found-- or so it seemed
Liliath whose attention shifted away from magic practice went over in curiosity. Likewise, I too wanted to know what was so great about poking a mosaic tile.
And learnt that the little devil wasn't vandalizing the mosaic tile on the ground by smacking it with a stick, she was instead harassing the ants moving in a no-longer single file.
"Insects again.." Liliath remark, "It appears that insects in this world are rather weak.. that's fortunate," she then sighed in relief.
WEAK?! So you're saying that there are insects in your world that are capable of killing people? Like giant spiders or pray mantis'?
I shivered at the thought.
"Big sister Liliath, can you create a small ice wall to separate the ants?" the little devils pleaded in a cute tone. What a devil she was to try disrupt the lives of these innocent ants. But well… I mean, I may or may not have had my share of fun in the past-- spraying insecticide at those pesky bitches that tried to infiltrate the kitchen.
Liliath thought for a bit before pointing her finger at the ants and they shot into a frenzy. Some of them dropped dead on the spot, other's ran wild and tore at each other's little flesh.
"Wow! I didn't know you could do that big sister Liliath!" The little devil spoke in an astound tone, her eyes shining...
"It's just a little bloodlust to confuse them, that's all" Liliath made a not-so-friendly smile that seemed eerie instead.
I understand Liliath is cute, innocent and al' but recalling that she's a demon lord that sometimes exalts her sadistic qualities-- is super scary..
I was half-eating, half paying attention to the obnoxious fly that flew around the kitchen.
Damn fly go die already!!!
As if it could hear my inner voice, it landed on my nose. I waved my hand at it and it flew away. That said, I wasn't left unscathed. Some food particles flew up together with my sudden erractiness and dirtied my clothes, a piece of vegetable I was holding on my spoon stuck on my hair.
"PFffftttt. AHAhahahahahaa," the little devil laughed.
Hearing my mom's voice, her laugh stifled to a silent chuckle. Liliath on the other hand, had a smile on her face, thoroughly enjoying her food. I don't know what she did but the fly seemed to be avoiding her's and the little devil's food. It must've been the usage of a minimal amount of bloodlust.
I wonder if that was on purpose. Like.. what the heck? I didn't bully Liliath or anything alright? Don't tell me she's a sadist by nature?!
This time, our sitting positions were switched a little. LIliath was sitting beside Novelle opposite to me, and my mom sat beside me.
"Jeez, I didn't think the fly would come this time around," my moment said accompanied by a troubled expression.
"Well, that's because the fly likes mom's cooking too!" the devil flattered.
I pinched away the vegetable stuck to my hair.
"I have an idea, Big sister Liliath.." Liliath leaned over, and the devil in question whispered something incredibly suspicious.
Nodding, Liliath looked at me and flashed me a troubled look as if to say sorry? Her eyes then darted around to chase the fly, her fingers pointed like a wand.
MY guess is that she's going to shoot down the file with superhuman accuracy.
"Liliath? What are you doing?" my mom asked.
"It's alright mom, Liliath is going to deal with the fly using magic, just watch!"
Finding it amusing in anticipation of the fly to die, I picked up my soup bowl and brought it to my mouth.
I downed the soup and at the same moment I saw something black flash from the corner of my eye.
Hm? Bloodlust condensed into a projectile looks like that?
Finishing the soup, I placed the bowl aside to notice the stunned expression of the rest of the family.
"What?" I asked, not registering the shock on their face.
My mom's jaw slacked.
The little devil's mouth grew to a smirk, her cheeks then puffed as if trying to hold back her laughter.
"I'm sorry Noel!" Liliath grimaced.
"That was too perfect big sister Lililath, AHAHAHAHA!"
The fuck? What happened… wait..
Bloodlust shouldn't have a corporeal form then.. that black thing i saw..
I looked down at my stomach.
DON'T TELL ME I ATE THE FLY???!!!!!!
I wanted to speak but no words came out from my mouth-- and it was then that the devil's laughter burst through the kitchen.
At my expression it seemed my mom started to laugh too.
"I ate the fly..?" i said, stuttering
Liliath smiled, "I apologize but it is apparently so…"
And that was what led to this revenge plot.. well.. not really. I really just wanted to experiment to see if it were possible for Liliath to drive away cockroaches. And the most well known place in the house that housed cockroaches was the garage. More specifically, the part of the garage we dumped unnecessary or broken stuff to.
Liliath turned to me once more.
"Are you sure?"
"I'm sure of it!"
I'm toootally sure… there's a task that requires Liliath to use magic other than elemental magic. I believe that bloodlust counted as magic outside elemental magic. Though there were many many other ways I could have Liliath complete the quest..
But honestly, I could still feel my skin crawl when I tried to recall the dinner that made me conscious of a fly inside my stomach. The fly should've died but-- i'm not sure if you know this but when a fly dies-- it would unconsciously start laying its eggs inside of me with its remaining energy. That thought ate away at my mind and I was left nauseated the rest of the evening..
Liliath narrowed her eyes at the shelf, I took a step back.
Then it happened, one by one cockroaches started to fall off with it's six legs wriggling about, overturned. After which I ran when a wave of cockroaches ran amok, scampering to escape.
Liliath's scream resounded, and so did the 'ding' stating that the quest was complete.
With an explosion of fire, the rest was history.
Liliath's magic sure is useful~