My Demon Queen
She moved her hands and-- that was when i felt a touch-- a squeeze.
I inadvertently blushed,
"So the bones are intact, well, that's all I wanted to know." Trisha then sat back down on her seat.
That was it? All that fear ended with Trisha fondling my breast slightly?
"Those horns are real right?"
"I can touch them?"
"By all means."
She reached out her hands and brushed her fingers across the tip of the pulsign red-black horn. A shiver was sent down my spine. Horns were sensitive to the touch.. an odd sensation.
"Hm.. thanks," she then went back to recording notes on a paper.
"Now i'll give you a vaccine injection, you know what a vaccine is right?" after a while, Trisha spoke again.
"SOmething to ward off disease?"
"Something like that. It's to stimulate your body to produce more antibodies."
Anti-bodies. Live-deads? Was this some sort of curse?!
"Nevermind.. all you need to know is that it's there to protect you from diseases. Can you take off your cardigan?"
Trisha came back with a needle filled with some liquid in hand.
"This is a vaccine, I'll be injecting this into your shoulder."
Though it was harmless, the fear of not knowing anything that was being done to my very being frightened me. There was a sting, but the light pain disappeared before I knew it.
"And it just recovers like that huh? That's amazing, if normal people had regenerative abilities like you then many things would've been easier."
"Is that so?"
"Here's some medicine, take these tablets once a day, also, these ones are for when you have a fever. I don't think you have hookworms in your intestine but it's just a precautionary measure."
Looking at the white round cylinders inside a metal sheet with a star imprinted in it, I shivered. Hook worms in my intestine?! There was something living inside my body?!
"Alright, with this we're done, and here, be sure to come back in a week's time to get your second injection," she smiled.
I forced a smile in response.
I learnt today that a hospital is a scary place.
"I'm sorry you had to reveal your secret."
I shook my head, "It was going to happen eventually,"
While waiting for Dylan-sama who was in a queue to make a payment, Noel and I sat on a bench conversing with each other.
It was inevitable, though I learnt that it was alright for people to learn the fact that I am a demon lord-- candidate. Though, Noel did warn me not to speak too much about it. I assume my status was both a good and bad thing.
"Noel.. do you have hookworms?"
"Hookworms? I don't think so, oh, so you got that medicine?"
"How do these work?"
"You swallow it with water."
"Is that so?"
"Trust me.. you don't want to chew on that.." Noel had a look of disgust. Could it be that it tasted bad? It could be just like the high grade mana potion I tried in the past. It had a pitiful taste, since there were no other flavor components, it tasted so bland, I wanted so much to vomit it out.
"You have a weird colour."
Noel and I turned to the source of the voice, and standing there wearing pale-green clothing was a girl with short hair-- it could be said that her hair had been cut short just recently. She was certainly older than me.
"I'm Saria, nice to meet you two," Saria spoke with a smile.
"Ah, yeah, uh, nice to meet you Saria.." Noel was avoiding her.
"I'm Liliath, pleasure to meet you."
"Liliath, that's a nice name," she giggled.
"And you are here for?" Noel asked.
"Uh.. i think i'll start with my TALENT, er.. i can see people's colours and.. it's the first time i'm seeing black, a very deep black. I found it interesting so I just wanted to ask. LIliath right? You two have a peculiar colour."
"No, nothing, um.. i just wanted to make friends," she responded in a flustered tone.
Something felt off about her, though she may look joyful and frolic, I knew that she was hiding her weakness.
"Could you be stricken with a disease?" asking that, i noticed an obvious response from her shocked expression
She looked down on the ground before murmuring, "Stage 4 lung cancer."
Noel was baffled by her words while I tilted my head. I had no idea what the disease cancer was..
"Hey Liliath, um.." Noel looked as if he was to swallow a bug. From his gaze I could tell she wants me to..
"Is stage 4 cancer something serious?"
"Hah? You dont know what cancer is?!" Saria's astound voice rang.
"That's how LIliath is…"
"Noel.. could you perhaps want me to help her?"
Noel pulled closer and whispered his doubts to me.
"BUt the problem is what comes after that isn't it.. it would cause a problem if someone were to find out that she had been cured all of a sudden by your magic..."
"Um..Thank you for your time, um, i'll get going, sorry for disturbing you," she said with a smile.
I could understand what Noel meant, but having contemplated the matter, I held onto her hand before she could leave. Saving one life wouldn't do any harm would it now?
"Don't tell anyone about this alright? That's the price for your life."
Deploying a barrier that distorted the surrounding from seeing us, I invoked a saint-class healing magic on her. She illuminated in a soft blue light, her eyes open wide, while her legs trembled.
At the moment everything was complete, she fell flat on the floor, looking at me as if I were a grim reaper? What was that look for?
"..Wha.. what did you.." she shivered.
"Remember what price you have to pay," I smiled, she trembled at my words.
Letting out a weak laugh, she stood up with unsteady legs and in a quivered voice, "Thank you?" she spoke before scampering away as if a fleeing rat.
Seeing her off up the stairs disappearing at the next turn, I felt elated. I managed to help someone..
"I did what I thought was right.. I understand the risks Noel.."
"No.. not that i mean.."
"It was selfish of me to respond so.. I'm sorry,``I bowed. If any trouble were to befall on me, Noel would be subjected to it likewise…
His expression was not one of troubledness but one of fear?
"Liliath.. i mean.. you were really scary.. look, I've even gotten goose bumps all over me."
Scary? Was I scary? Speaking of which, she never mentioned what colour Noel was..
"What colour do you think you would be Noel?"
"Uh.. you're switching topics huh? I'm not buying into that-- seriously.. what you said just now was really scary.."
Noel diverting the conversation back in its initial course I wondered if it was due to the effects of being a demon lord.
"Did i do something wrong?"
"I'm sorry it's like the hundredth time you've said that but.. yes and no.."
"That's indecisive," I pouted.
I don't understand what I did wrong though? I saved a girl's life, didn't i?
"Uh yeah. There's no black and white.. only grey.. just.. pay attention on how to phrase your words.."
I did something wrong.. but everything it happened, no one would speak out the blatant truth.
"But.. also thank you."
"I wonder if it's just me but for some reason i feel like we can read each other's minds."
I also feel the same way-- thought if that really were the case, I wish you understood how troubled I am with the lack of knowledge regarding the culture of this world..
"I'm done, let's go.. did something happen?" Dylan-sama returned at this timing.
Sending him a smile shook my head in denial.
"Not really, well.. let's go," Noel supplemented a lie.
After this.. i would need to properly explain my past as a Demon Lord.. such was what Dylan-sama requested.
I felt a little fuzzy when leaving the church-- hospital.