My Demon Queen
After enjoying the meal for a few minutes, Dylan-sama gave me a suggestive look.. he must be wondering when the assault should commence.
How did this turn into such a difficult battle..
"Novelle, what should I feed Noel?" I leaned over and whispered for help.
Novelle-sama looked straight into my eyes and smirked.
This dreadful feeling.. how embarrassing.. to ask such a thing from another person.. Moreover, the person is his sister.
"Add this and this meat with the red vegetables together with rice," Novelle-sama deftly directed my line of sight to the target dishes that would become the food I will feed Noel.
"The chillies. I haven't tried but isn't it something to be avoided..?"
"No, no, trust me big sister. Big brother Will absolutely love it," and Novelle-sama grinned again. The smile of a devil...
"Alright.. I shall heed your advice."
"What are you two talking about."
"I was asking what dishes those are, It's the first time I've tasted this.." I put on a feint, smiling delightfully.
"Seriously?" Noel looked at me with a perplexed expression, but he didn't question further.
It was fortunate that I was able to cover it up. Novelle-sama didn't panic either so we were safe.
Dylan-sama met my eyes again.
What should I do..
Could it be that I should act now?
It's necessary to resolve myself..
I took the spoon out of my mouth, covered in my saliva shimmering slightly.
This was akin to an indirect kiss.
But it must be done..
Noel did say he would comply wholeheartedly?
"Hide the chilly under the rice," Novelle-sama hinted.
Nodding, I filled the spoon with rice, a few small pieces of the red round vegetable known as chilly hidden underneath. On top of the rice, I decorated it with some meat and vegetables, also the 'tofu' I requested. It had a surprisingly delicate taste that I enjoyed. I believe Noel felt the same way since he took the initiative to eat most of the dish.
I glanced at Dylan and gave him a nod.
Then I made contact with Noel by touching his hand, I evoked a confusion spell, charm, to divert his consciousness for a small amount of time.
Then Dylan-sama acted and restrained Noel wha was stunned from confusion.
"Now," Diana-sama chuckled.
With the spoon in hand, I shoved it into Noel's half open mouth with prudence.
Where am I?
This is Liliath's hand?
My mind became numb, the only thing I could think of was Liliath for some odd reason.
Everything became a blur.
If I were to put it into a wordy illustration.. It's like there's a bunch of small Liliath flying around me, and all of them are attractive beyond measure..
Like wut da faq?
Then someone-- or something fixed me in place.
Was it Liliath?
I had no idea.
Something was placed into my mouth gently.
And at that moment I regained consciousness. In front of me was Liliath with a difficult to describe expression.
My mouth.. and her hand..
I stared at Liliath and she stared at me. Like we were in our own world, nothing else mattered.
My mouth.. there was something there.. wait.. Liliath was feeding me?
"Eat it already," my father who held my shoulders in a twisted position so that I faced Liliath prodded me.
I looked down to see her hand on the spoon in my mouth.
Liliath... feeding me?
"Are you not going to accept it?" Liliath quivered.
Shit. No.. I don't mean that..
I clenched my teeth together and pulled the food into my mouth from the spoon.
The flavor was enchanting somehow.. Was she feeding me with her spoon?
A-AN INDIRECT KISS?!
Liliath pulled the spoon out of my mouth and let out a sigh of relief.
'Liliath's Special Quest Complete'
The sound of the system rang in my ear.
A heat slowly enveloped my mouth.
I behind Liliath I noticed the smug of the little devil.. a few inches longer than usual.
Tears spilled from my eyes..
"Noel?" Liliath looked at me worried, and puzzled.
Fuck.. I can't possibly spit this out right?! Liliath fed this to me after all?! Dammit! DAMMIT!
I forcefully swallowed it all without tasting it any further.
Heat spread through my esophagus and then into my stomach. My throat and tongue burned from the pain.
"Water.." I requested in a meek voice.
Damn fuck it's so spicy..
ITS SO FUCKING SPICY.. WHY LILIATH?! EVEN IF YOU WANTED TO COMPLETE THE QUEST YOU JUST HAD TO ADD EXTRA CHILLIES TO THE PLAYING FIELD?!
GODDAMN I NEED WATER.
"Here you go," my mother passed my drink over and I hurriedly downed the ice cold passion fruit tea. Yes, also tea but a different kind from the one Liliath ordered.
"Why Liliath.. why.." though the heat quelled down somewhat, the pain still persisted.
"D-did I do something w-wrong? W-why is your face so red.. w-why are you in pain?"
In all seriousness, I wanted payback.
"Ah, you added chilli didn't you?" my mom announced.
"But Novelle said it was alright though..."
Yea sure, of course the little devil was the person who instigated you.. but you were at fault too you know?
I filled my own spoon with rice chunky and random dishes. I made it somewhat 'palatable' at least.
"Open your mouth."
"W-what are you trying to do?!" Liliath wanted to move away but the little devil was there to hold her in place.
"Fight big brother! I'm rooting for you!" The devil cheered.
Damn. I wonder how I should punish that devil.. she's the root cause..
I shoved the spoon into Liliath's mouth.
"Good job," my father nodded in satisfaction, jesting.
"Oh my," My mom covered her mouth, a joyously surprised tone leaked from her words.
Liliath had no choice but to accept it... I pulled the spoon away from her mouth.
Her face reddened, and tears spilled from her eyes, her hands covering her mouth.
"Here's your drink," The little devil was kind enough to offer support. Liliath hurriedly accepted it and drank her tea.
Revenge served.. not yet.. there's still the little devil..
I felt a sense of satisfaction despite still feeling the burn in my mouth, throat and stomach.
I already warned her.. she took the little devil's advice instead... have a gate of your own medicine!
Oh fuck.. when did I become a masochist?!
Shit.. the fuck did I just do?!
"It hurts," Liliath cried, sucking in the straw while flying at me.
"Yeah, of course it does. I warned you.."
"But you didn't have to do that!" Liliath retorted.
Before I could reply a different voice chided.
Everyone turned to the person in question— Prune?
When did she get here?! She didn't see that right?!
She stood there with a dish in hand, staring blank at my exchange with Liliath.
Shit.. there was no doubt. That reaction of hers.. she saw it.. she saw everything. She was staring blankly into space despite her line of sight directed at us..
"Ah.. youth is so wonderful, isn't that right honey?" my father said to add oil to the fire.
"I agree," my mom chuckled.
"Me too!" The little devil supported.
Leaving me and Liliath embarrassed out of our wits!!
It was awkward.. really awkward. The rest of the dinner was enjoyed with Liliath and I not speaking another word.
I.. didn't know what I was doing. I acted on impulse. I wasn't thinking at all.. and.. Prune saw what happened. Not just Prune but my entire family.
How did this happen?
That was charm magic right? I lost consciousness there for a moment and a bunch of small little Liliath clouded my mind before she stuck her spoon into my mouth.
And indirect kiss huh?
I can't believe it..
Just was the purpose of the quests anyways? For me to grow closer to Liliath to eventually marry her off?
That's stupid but pleasant to think about at the same time..
Hey developer-- are you trying to raise a flag or something? Because it's working a little too well..
"Princess Liliath the fourth of Toren Kingdom, please take care me of now on Dylan."
While I was thinking that, my father was busy introducing himself and asking about Liliath in kind.
"Ho.. That's interesting. Fourth princess of Toren Kingdom, so what's it like to live there?"
"Father um.." It surprised me that Liliath was unwilling to tell my father about her past--
"I got it, sorry for asking," Father let out a sigh, I saw him glance at mom for a second. Looked like she filled him in on some parts of her history. "I guess you had a pretty dark past. Well, I won't ask about it too much but-- welcome to our family Lilith," my father said holding up his drink.
Lilith understood the intention and made a toast with my father, her half-empty iced tea.
"What's with the mood?" my father looked around. It was-- quite quiet especially how this dinner is concerning Liliath's welcome party-- well, It's only my father who hasn't met Liliath for more than a day so..
"Welcome to our family Liliath," my mom chuckled as if to break the ice of the awkward atmosphere.
"Big sister Liliath is now official," the devil nodded in satisfaction
"I guess.. welcome to our family Liliath-- please take care of us too from now on," Last to speak was me.
Liliath smiled, "Thank you-- I will forever be grateful."
A debt she can never repay.
I still remember what she told me that night-- pretty deep stuff in fact. It is true in a sense but-- it's only true if she thinks it is true. And from my viewpoint, wasn't I the one responsible for this in the first place? I was the person who summoned Liliath so I had to take responsibility right? I should remind Liliath about this point next time.
The door of the private room suddenly opened, interrupting my thoughts and standing there was Prune's father.