My Demon Queen
"Where is it.."
I had to find my parents somewhere around the hospital and have them bring me back home because, dumb me-- i left my phone at home.
Now in the car driving towards the hospital once again, I scrolled through my phone in the most desperate manner possible, I scoured for the item called elixir.
I already know that there's an item called 'basic disease immunity (permanent)' that's an instant version of a vaccine, that's based on what the descriptions says at least. Another item would be elixir, or rather, that was what Liliath told me to get after having a hasty discussion with her.
Damn it, if only there was a search bar--
The answer to this quest was so simple all along.. why didn't I think of this earlier?!?
I typed in elixir, and saw a number of different options.
Based on what LIliath told me, a small quantity of the liquid is potent enough to cure basically anything. And the smallest possible amount is one super small vial of 5 drops.
5 freaking drops. And it costs 500 points.
Whatever. For the sake of LIliath's life, this isn't worth much at all.
"Noel, are you done?"
My father called my name from the front seat of the car.
And held the vial of elixir in my hand.
"Alright, let's go."
Both items are in vial form, just that one is larger than the other.
"I've already called for a disease specialist," that was the first thing I heard when I entered Liliath's hospitalization room.
"Noel!"My mom looked at me with a frantic expression.
"I got it, i got it."
On the bed was LIliath but-- with an oxygen mask around her face.
I took a deep breath.
Calm down Noel, calm down. LIliath still has a few more hours..
Novelle tugged at my clothes.
I nodded at her to tell her that it's going to be alright.
After which I took out the elixir.
She stared at it with wide eyes.
By the way, the elixir has a beautiful golden colour, sometimes refracting a tint of mint green or mint blue. I kinda wanna drink it but.. ladies first.
In the room currently, besides my family, doctor Trisha and the nurse who was in charge of bring Liliath's breakfast earlier was present.
The doctor narrowed her eyes at the elixir in my hand.
"Can you give this to her, right now?"
"What is that?"
"It's called elixir. It's something from the world she came from."
Doctor Trisha glanced at the vial and then at Lililath.
"Please," I pleaded.
"And where did you get such an item?"
Great. I knew she'd ask.
"Ask Liliath, not me."
Well.. I'm not lying right?
UGh, damn it, this isn't going anywhere.
I pushed the vial into the doctor's hand.
"I'm not taking responsibility if she dies from this liquid, are you sure about this?" she gritted her teeth.
Is that supposed to be a threat?
"Just give it to her, please.. She needs to ingest it. I don't know if injecting it directly into her is a good idea."
"Nurse Colyn, help me support Liliath to a sitting position."
The nurse nodded.
Wearing gloves, the doctor then removed the mask, opening the vial of elixir, she then poured it into her mouth.
From the sideline-- if you look at it… It was a pretty 'professional' sight of administering oral medicine. I was thinking the usual way to go about it was for the protagonist to hold it in his mouth and then french kiss the medicine into the heroine's mouth.
But-- this is real life.
And if you asked me if i wanted to do so, my reply would be fuck off.
Liliath's body seemed to glow in a rainbow light, her ragged breathing slowed to a normal pace and her complexion regained normalcy.
The nurse then laid Liliath back down on bed.
Noel's Special Quest Complete.
"Elixir, was it?" doctor Trisha, turned to me, seeing Liliath's condition take a 180 degree turn.
The quest was completed so that means..
I turned to my mom and gave a nod, and a smile.
She who was at her wits end, loosened her shoulders and fell on my father's shoulder where he soothed her. Very couple-like, go explode.
"Big brother, L-Liliath is going to okay.. right?"
"She's going to live," I said.
"I'll have to report this, do you mind?" Trisha asked.
"Can it be kept as a confidential thing?" I returned her question.
"In the first place, something like elixir should be declared to the government."
"Are you alright?!"
The nurse who was dumbstruck by LIiath who woke and LIliath who turned to my direction let loose a relieved sigh.
Sle clenched her fist a few times and tried twisting her body
"It's a miracle drug isn't it?" the nurse asked the doctor in an astonished voice.
"Excuse me, but, could we have a moment with Liliath?" my mom who had recovered requested.
"Alright," the doctor checked her vitals first-- healthy signs, expressing a little dismay before leaving the room.
The moment the door shut, I took out the second vial and brought it to LIliath.
"Are you alright?"
"Big sister Liliath is alright, right? How are you feeling?"
She averted her eyes, biting her lips.
"Drink this first."
Nodding silently to my words, she downed the liquid in the vial, the 'basic disease immunity (permanent)' serum.
After which she coughed.
"The taste is awful.." LIliath commented.
"Water, here," Novelle, who was quick to react, passed her the bottle.
Liliath drank the water timidly.
"So, how are you feeling LIliath?" My mom asked.
"A lot better.. elixir can cure almost any disease or injury, large quantities of it can even restore lost limbs.." Liliath explained, tears started to condense in her eyes, "And-- I thought I was going to die."
"Big sister.." Novelle crawled onto the bed and hugged Liliath.
"We're lucky. You sure have an OP TALENT Noel." my father said.
Honestly, I'm surprised at my stupidity. I don't really understand what I should be feeling right now. Relief? Regret? Confusion?
I let loose my tense shoulders and hung my head.
--I managed to save Liliath's life..