My Demon Queen
"You will do your best to help complete my share as compensation right?" Liliath's show a dazzling smile, one that seemingly sucked my entire being into it.. I couldn't avert my eyes let alone move a finger.
Is this bloodlust? I can't move..there's like something pressing on me.. cold sweat trickled down my forehead.
I opened my mouth but could form no words.
Liliath then pouted.
The bloodlust was lifted and I could breathe again.
"Remember what you gave me permission to do. Don't put the blame on me the next time this happens." Her horns scattered into glowing particles that dispersed into the air.
It's fine for Liliath to get angry but.. please tone down on the bloodlust? Please?
I wanted to tell her that but my fear got the better of me.. I'll shut up for now.
"In regards to what I mentioned earlier. You will cooperate with me to complete my special quest. Is that a deal?"
"Yes. I'll do my best," I took in a deep breath to calm myself down.
Liliath gritted her teeth, "It's a d-difficult one but I believe we can manage it. 100 points would be granted after completion."
Difficult one huh? Something perverted? No. Perhaps not. I doubt she'll do 'that' with me for the sake of 200 points. So this must be something within 'moral boundaries'.. like it even exists in the first places.. damn quests.
"Thank you Liliath."
"Hm? In regards to?"
"Your cooperation. It helps a lot."
"T-That..." Liliath didn't complete her sentence. But she did show a pained expression.. I wonder what that was about.
Noel. Be careful.
Did I not warn you?
Hearing him thank me caused me to fall into a trance.
One part of me understood that I'm merely cooperating for my own sake, to complete my goal. Another part of me wants to protect Noel, I had no intentions of betraying him..
Noel was reading a peculiar book. It seemed to be something philosophical, 'Thinking fast, thinking slow', so was the title. Was there a difference between the two? I personally do agree that it may be the case. If the chance arises, I should ask permission to read said book.
As for myself, I was reading the final volume of the 'manga'— I believe that was what Novelle-sama corrected me in replacement of the book— that Diana-sama first introduced to me since I first arrived. Volume 17.
It was sentimental to think that this was the end..
Of course, I made sure to hide it behind another book as Noel doesn't see it.
Not good. What have I become?
To be enjoying a taboo object freely?
Could this be how it feels when those people who frequented harlots would regard it as 'I can't help it'?
O how many times have I asked for forgiveness.. I've been thinking that nothing would happen.. there wasn't a divine retribution I was told about if I came into contact with such a wonderful— Er, I mean dirty story.
I flipped to the next page.
Reading the scene of the two beings.. one being an elf the other being a half-demon doing..
Tied to the bed with legs opened wide..
I can't help it.
I imagined the pleasant sounds.
Uh.. no.. I can't.. I shouldn't..
I tore my eyes away from the pages with all my strength and then secretly peeked at Noel.
He retained his focus on his book.
I can't help but imagine all the lewd stuff that goes through his mind.. Novelle-sama did say Noel had read many variations of what I'm currently experiencing for the first time.
Moreover.. he did see my 'that'.
I cannot underestimate him.
My thoughts have gone astray..
Thought said. I am no longer a Princess. The responsibilities that I once had— the fate I was bound to— I was relieved of it all yet..
I was incomplete.
Shaking my head to get rid of the thought, I closed the book.
I shall read the final part later in the evening, in Novelle-Sama's room where it is the safest.
I heard the mechanical sound of moving parts which cited the return of Diana-sama.
Noel reacted and rushed to the direction of the place where the 'car' arrived. I followed behind.
"Welcome back father," I heard Noel say.
"Yo, I'm back, how's your girl."
I peeked over the door.
"Ah, there you are, nice to meet you Liliath," Dylan-sama said with a smile— or smirk? It resembled Novelle-sama. He had a bag strapped to his back and one being held in his arm— which was taken by Noel. "Thanks."
"Welcome back, Diana, Novelle. Pleasure to meet you too D-Dylan," I bowed.
I still find it difficult to mention the other party's name with the lack of honorifics. However, I knew the deed must be done. I had to properly ground my identity as a person that now lives in this world Noel brought me to.
"Big sister Noel!" Novelle-sama with a pleasant smile on her face in her uniform.
"We're back," Diana-sama was giggling.
"Hah! A Princess! I knew it. Right? Liliath, you're an ex-Princess right? Right?!"
I didn't understand why Dylan-sama was looking at me with those sparkling eyes— it was scary.
"Yes, Liliath is a Princess and Father, please?" Noel answered in my stead.
"I get it, I get it. Sorry Liliath, I'm just really surprised that you're really an 'isekaied' person. A nice reverse isekai.. Noel, I hope you build a harem."
Noel spoke not and only glared at his own father— who averted his gaze.
Noel with multiple wives? W-why could I see myself standing there with him? That's not right...
Could it be a vision? If so.. I'd be glad to accept it..
I-I meant that that path would be better than the one w-which I betray Noel.. t-that's all alright?!
Anything besides betraying Noel..
Everyone entered the 'house', Dylan-sama went to wash up. He had apparently been out on a long journey and just came back. I wondered where he went? To pay visits to other like-minded nobles? To build connections?
All I knew was that I was teased again with the phrases mechanical divine dragon.
That's so unfair Novelle-sama... I still lack understanding of this world, I should be given a grace period at least..
Diana-sama is kind enough to teach me about how I should manage my 'period' at times like these. Novelle-sama had no issues with lending me a helping hand..
"I've booked a place at Prune's restaurant, so that's where we'll go for dinner," Dylan said.
I supposed that would be the same restaurant we visited a few days ago? I wondered how the beatkin, Prune was doing. Dylan-sama wanted to pay a visit after a while.. could it be because of that?
Ah. I can take this chance to complete the special quest..
I can do it.. it doesn't require much effort.. I need merely but to act.
Feed Noel with a spoon you used. 100P
RULES: Noel cannot find out about the specifics of the task. If found out, the quest will be terminated. Special quests cannot be removed and will be refreshed weekly. Special Quests completed before the week ends will only be refreshed the following week.
I don't understand why these tasks are all related to Noel.. not that I hate it.. I kind of.. look forward to it in fact..
That's a rather embarrassing confession..
Also, Noel did try to experiment with the system. But we had failed to find the threshold, and instead completed the quests by accident.
I'm worried that Noel may find out what my intention is before I manage to execute the action. I have a feeling that as long as Noel comes up with a fitting assumption to what my special quest is, it would be terminated at the instant.
It's just a feeling.. I have to take precautions..
I'll need assistance.