My Demon Queen
Today, we'll be going to the open air market. First reason being, we wanted to have LIliath experience the many facades of this world, second being it's been a while since we went there. The little devil was crying for shaved ice.
In any case, let's check the shitty quest list for today shall we?
Current Points: 820
Kiss Liliath. 30P
Have Liliath lean against your shoulder. 20P
Say 'yes' to one of Liliath's ridiculous, selfish request. 30P
Stay within 3 meter of Liliath's range for more than 5 hours. 30P
Teach Liliath about different foods. 10P
Kill 100 ants each. 15P
Quests will be refreshed daily. Quests that have been completed will be prioritized, else the user can select up to 1 quest per category to remove. (removed quests will be refreshed the next day)
Max quest for each category: 2 (Upgradable) (6/100)
Welp, that's great. 5 hours huh? Bullshit..
"These quests do go together with today's activity," Liliath said.
Liliath was wearing casual clothes as advised by my mom. A brown shirt and short black-blue pants that reached her knee. Her hair was tied up with a scrunchy and a pin secured her bangs in place, exposing the side of her face, her beautiful ears and neckline.
Yeah.. I'm a pervert. Can't help it, Liliath is just that beautiful.
"I wonder what kind of place an open air market would look like," Liliath pondered.
"You'll see in time."
"Cute." LIliath was staring at the small wriggling thing in a basket, her mouth moving as if chewing on something.
Small, fat. Dozen upon dozens of them crawling atop one another, their white bodies expanding and contracting like worms in a very disgusting way.
Yes. Live sago worms imported from Malaysia.
Fat and plump, you could almost call them juicy--
Some people eat them raw, even the clerk told us to try a free sample. I don't understand why anyone would, my father and I opted to stay out of the trend. But LIliath insisted, so she ate one.
SHE FREAKING ATE ONE.
I could still remember the wiggling figure of that pitiful creature in her hands, its beady eyes looking at me, pleading for it's life.
But it's chance of survival was denied by harsh reality. Liliath tossed it straight into her mouth.
"It has a peculiar taste, though not too bad," she commented. The clerk looked rather satisfied.
"So, how about it? 2 USD for 100 grams."
"I think we'll pass," my father said, waving his hands. I could see cold sweat flowing down his neck.
"Y-yeah, thank you very much."
"It was a great sample, th--"
Before Liliath could finish, I pulled her hand and quickly escaped with my father in tandem.
Jeez.. Liliath sure is Liliath. It scares me to think what Liliath has ever tried eating in her life.
"Hey LIliath, did the worm really taste good?"
"OPinions may different from person to person, though, I do think it would've tasted nicer if it had been sprinkled with some salt."
Right.. Liliath was an otherworlder.. better not mix up her logic with mine… yeah..
We had been split into two groups. My mom and the little devil in one group, father, Liliath and I in the second. The former is mainly to go shopping while the latter was to bring Liliath around to experience the market.
The open air market, as the name suggests, is a market selling raw ingredients and the likes. It is separated into two zones, the main zone which are the stalls inside the market building, and the second zone surrounding the outside of the building where various tents and makeshift vehicle-stall hybrid stores were set up selling various goods.
The sultry summer air wafting through the market, sweat trickling down my eyebrow.
We were walking around the second zone. If anything, the second zone is obviously more populated than the first zone.
Which also translates to a crazy amount of attention because of LIliath.
I turned to Liliath, wondering if she was alright with all the states.
She turned to me and as if she read my mind asked, "Should I deploy a presence concealing barrier?"
"That would be for the best.. I think.."
"I agree," my father also voiced his opinion.
"Be sure to maintain a distance of 3 meters of me and pay attention when walking as it makes people unaware, hence the chances of bumping into another individual is high."
Nodding, the stares slowly faded, and in time, it was as if we didn't exist at all. Store owners that were screaming at the top of their lungs to pitch a sale no longer bat an eye at us. BEfore this, all of them looked like they were whistling at Liliath, and it was hard to dismiss them.
Wheewh, with this, one problem solved.
I was surprised that Liliath wasn't sweating despite the heat, weird. Maybe it's part of her constitution as a demon lord? She doesn't seem to be affected by temperature change all that much.
"Look, a head. Can I ask for the creature's name?"
"It's a deer," my father replied. "A deer head."
"Could it be a trophy or heirloom?"
"Definitely not.." I replied so.
Alchemy? The fuck?
"Science crafting material?"
Okay.. now that's just weird.
"Why would they sell such a thing here then?"
Sigh.. Liliath.. I should really invest in common sense I huh?
Liliath got down on her knees and bent her head to stare into the eyes of the decapitated deer head. It's horns had been sawed away.
The stall owner with weird eyes didn't seem to notice us, continuing to stare at the passersby. It was a weird sight in a sense that an old man was ignoring the cute little curious girl right in front of him.
My father made a difficult expression.
"Liliath is really OP isn't she?"
LIliath poked the pitiful deer head with her finger a few times before leaving.
She probably took caution when doing that. I remember her seeing the sign, once broken at one of the stalls and asking me about it. Well-- the deer was 'broken' anyways, though to put it into perspective just how careful LIliath was, she can literally punch a hole into a tin can with a single finger without hurting herself.
And how did I learn of this? Don't ask..
"Noel, do you remember where that guy who sells tofu is?" my father asked.
"Um.. I think it's somewhere around this area.."
"Tofu?" Liliath's expression lit up.
Yeah. Mom's group was mainly focused on buying actual 'groceries' while my group was focused on entertaining Liliath. Pitiful Novelle-- not like she had a choice hah!
Anyways, our only item on the list of things to buy is tofu. Since it's a little further away from all the other necessary items.
And because Liliath recalls tofu as something 'legendary'.
"So this is how it looks raw-- how interesting," Liliath observed as the large white mass jiggled slightly.
The stall owner whom I recognize gave a warm smile, cutting two blocks and then scooping it into a bag. He passed it to me while my father paid.
Then I saw a small black 'object' fall from the sky.
Well.. I already know what it was but thinking about it just gives me nightmares. Anyhow, in short, the tofu stall owner possesses a special TALENT to shoot down a 'certain' bug with a single stare.
"Let's go," before Liliath completed her sentence, I dragged her away.
"Could it be that you have acquired a phobia of that insect now?"
"Yeah, sure. I just don't want THAT to happen again," I rolled my eyes at her.
She giggled. "You already had your share of revenge back then, so we are equal now aren't we?"
She was kinda right, I forced her into cockroach territory to pay for her sins after all.
"Noel, look at this~"
Liliath called out a sweet voice that seemed to echo in my soul...