My Demon Queen
"So Liliath has become infected too huh?" Noel spoke in a far away voice-- was that retort directed at me?!
"D-did i do something wrong?"
"Nope, but you're eventually going to have an all out word war with my father if this continues on.
"War of retorts..."
War of retorts.. so wars do still exist in the world, just a different variant…
"Seriously? You had your heart ripped out? How are you still alive?!" Dylan spoke in a voice not too loud to avoid the others from hearing, he however, was clearly on the verge of shouting.
"You should not be easily swayed by my lies," I pouted, astounded at my own expression.
A truth within a lie, the incident where my heart was ripped out from me-- it did happen.. I nearly lost my life.. it was one of the worst pains i've felt till date.. I wonder why I brought it up.
"For a second there I thought you were a demon lord," Dylan-sama laughed.
I sent him a bitter smile. Dylan-sama knows too much..
Noel looked at me with a questioning gaze.
Right.. I have yet to discuss the matter regarding my identity as a demon lord to someone other than Noel.
Odd. It seems Noel and I could understand each other at a tacit level with a simple glance--
Thinking about such, Trisha came out of the room, and called out.
"Let's go~" Dylan-sama seemed to have recovered from the shock-- i wondered if he was even shocked about my claims in the first place.
"Hey, um, Lilith. You haven't told my sister or my mom about it yet, right?" Noel came to me and whispered.
Gazing down at my own reflection, I shook my head to voice my agreement to his statement.
"You're not human are you?" Escorting me to the next location, Trisha asked.
Hearing that I froze.
"That was a joke," Trisha followed up. I heaved a sigh..
"T-that was a joke right?"
"What? Are you not a human? Ah, i saw from the notes that you're a human from another world, i guess you're kinda not a 'normal' human.." she mulled.
"Trisha, what kind of TALENT do you possess?" I changed the topic, hoping that the direction of the conversation would go elsewhere.
"Me? I wouldn't say it's a good TALENT.. it's something like being able to control my body a little bit better than normal people."
"Take for example this," she balanced the small file she had on her pinky as we continued walking, vertically.
"That's quite incredible."
"It makes some things easier sometimes. Like during surgeries or taking blood."
I nodded to reaffirm her words. Just as Noel described, not all TALENTS had high efficacy.
We turned past a corner and the sound of a siren could be heard echoing softly.
"In the hospital, it's important that there are those who can heal wounds, lighten objects with a touch, and a TALENT that allows the suppression of another individual's TALENT," Trisha explained.
"Suppression of TALENT?" Were there such things as TALENTS that brought about death?
"There are some people who lose control of their TALENTS at times, so it's a requirement in all major hospitals. Though, most of the time, it's usually because the patient goes wild due to mental issues. It can cause injury to the staff here if not properly taken care of."
I nodded somewhat understanding the plight of those who had to tend to these kinds of people.
After the blood test was a urine test? I was given a small bottle and was told to fill it with my bodily fluid. This.. wasn't it dirty? Why would this be a requirement?
I didn't question the purpose since i doubt that i would understand the complexities behind anything that works in this world to began with.. and since Noel was showing me an expression as if this was a normal thing during a checkup and the annoying Dylan-sama who directed me a thumbs up, i deemed this test absent of any form of danger.
Having to do it in the bathroom, though embarrassing, I learnt that water magic was all the more useful in this world. I couldn't imagine how other women would go about filling the bottle without the aid of magic..
After that was brought to a different room for an 'x-ray' test? I was told to lie down on a machine-- it apparently did something to me as I could feel an extremely faint shock run through my body, though it would usually go unnoticed. The only reason I felt it was due to my constitution as a demon lord.
"To check for your bones," was the explanation I received when asked about the purpose of the test. And there I thought they were going to pull my bone away one by one to determine the health of my skeleton.. why was it necessary to determine the health of my skeleton?
There were a few other odd tests such as hammering my knee to see a jerking reaction of my leg, which was a surprise because I never thought it was possible. Such was an automatic response of my body I suppose?
We were told to return after an hour. Trisha would be compiling the reports and tests before giving me a final assessment-- hopefully I didn't fail, or should I hope to fail? The tests were odd..
The churches in my world, from what I heard, would conduct examinations to find and recruit potential healers. Was this a similar thing?
"Noel, what are the medical tests for? I don't intend to become a priest though," I asked in worry. It was true, i don't intend to work as a 'doctor' just yet.
"What?" Noel's eyes turned hollow..?
Dylan-sama blinked at my words.
Did I say something wrong?
"What did you just say? A priest? What? Why a priest?"
"Are these tests not supposed to determine a potential healer candidate?"
Noel opened his mouth, waiting to speak but no words could be formed… had i said something wrong?
"Liliath, could it be that you're thinking this hospital is a church?" Dylan-sama spoke up.
"Is it not?" I replied.
Was this not a church?
A dumb smile surfaced on Dylan-sama's face, he lookede to have lost it? His gaze was somewhat far away.
"Dylan? Noel?" I called out.
"Let's go, you must be hungry since you haven't eaten breakfast.. yeah, father, let's go have lunch."
"Oh, yeah, g-good idea, come on Liliath."
I tilted my head at their sympathetic smile..
I wonder why..
Though, I was slightly hungry. It was still a mystery why not eating breakfast was a necessary requirement to undergo the medical check up. Though, I was glad to have finally eaten something after a long morning.
We were at a place inside the church that served food for visitors-- or could this not be a church?
I opted for tea and found myself taking interest in a chicken pie.
Noel went with spaghetti while Dylan-sama ate a 'burger'.
"Liliath, just so you know.. this is a hospital. Unlike where you came from, a church and hospital are two separate things in our world," Noel explained.
I nodded to his words.
"Simply speaking, the healing services of a church was separated into another association called a hospital?"
"Father.. help," Noel pleaded in a desperate voice?
I feel apologetic because of my lack of common sense..
"There's no magic in this world right?" Dylana spoke while chewing on his meal-- wasn't that impolite? "The church can't heal people, it's purpose is to mainly act as a congregation site for believers. The hospital is where injured or sick people are brought to get treatment, of course, since we don't have magic here, treating a patient is a difficult thing, and that is why there is a hospital. I'm not sure if my explanation got you anywhere though.. it's just somehow 'like that' because of the difference in world history and the absence of magic."
"Then treatment is done through science?"
"Something like that," Dylan-sama said and then took another bite of his 'burger'.
I sought after Noel and he gave me a wryly smile.
Our lunch ended in peace, the chicken pie tasted amazing-- which reminded me. There was a quest in regards to my favourite food. I think this chicken pie would be a candidate, I should notify Noel. That way the quest would be deemed complete.
"I have a feeling chicken pie can be considered my favourite food."
Noel's silence pervaded the surroundings, a weird feeling swept over me.
"D-did i do something wrong?"
Noel brought his hand up to his face, repeatedly muttering the word 'why' under his breath.
"What happened?" Dylan asked, noticing the change around Noel's air.
"I deleted it.."
"That quest.. just when i thought it was impossible.."
Does that mean Noel removed the quest?
"I'm sorry Liliath.. i'm so sorry.." Noel brought his phone with a shaky hand.
Current Points: 755
Kiss Liliath. 30P
Have Liliath lean against your shoulder. 20P
Be there for Liliath when she feels uneasy. 20P
Wash Liliath's clothing. 20P
*Catch Liliath lying. 10P
Learn basic rune drawings from Liliath. 15P
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