Chapter 62:

Imminent Death (6)

My Demon Queen


Now, the problem regarding elixir… since I've revealed something like a miracle drug in front of a doctor, there's no doubt they would ask LIliath about the source.Bookmark here

As such, LIliath and I intend to lie about the fact that LIliath brought it together with her during the summoning.Bookmark here

Of course, we lied saying that that was the only vial she brought since something like elixir is super rare.Bookmark here

Then comes the problem if we were to confess our words to someone who can detect lies..Bookmark here

Well, at least, my mom managed to strike up an agreement with doctor Trisha and Nurse Colyn regarding the elixir. Since it was dangerous for people to learn about such a thing, they were to keep it a secret with the basis being-- acting with LIiath's best interest in mind.Bookmark here

In any case, the situation was solved and now I'm sitting beside LIliath's bed with Novelle munching on an apple slice.Bookmark here

"Food fed by sister LIliath is the best," Novelle confessed, sorta..Bookmark here

I'm guessing it's more to do with the fact that my little sister is hungry than Liliath's magical touch? Just maybe.Bookmark here

That said, I do kinda agree with Novelle.Bookmark here

"I agree, food fed by Liliath does indeed taste better.."Bookmark here

Father and mom left the room in search of a place to eat dinner. Novelle and I decided to stay back to watch over Liliath, and in a sense, my little sister understood how important it is for the two to go on a date once in a while, especially after such a dramatic event that could've been prevented if only i was less stupid. And so, my parents will buy some takeaways for us. Well, my sister wanted to stay by Liliath, which is also another reason.Bookmark here

Nurse Colyn brought Liliath's dinner over and because of how Novelle reacted to her food, Liliath shared an apple slice with her.Bookmark here

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"So do you want an apple slice too?"Liliath tilted her head and asked.Bookmark here

"Something is suspicious.. what did you do during breakfast big brother," Novelle narrowed her eyes at me.Bookmark here

Shit.Bookmark here

I said that subconsciously didn't I?Bookmark here

"No.. I don't mean.. I mean.. it is true isn't it?"Bookmark here

"What did you do this morning while i was away--"Bookmark here

The little devil didn't seem all too convinced and pressed me for answers.Bookmark here

I turned to LIliath and shook my head, and understanding what I meant, LIliath obediently nodded in response. I'm surprised she wasn't flustered by it at all-- cultural differences? Though, in what culture does the action of a girl feeding a boy signify nothing in romance?Bookmark here

"Big sister Liliath, what did big brother do to you?"Bookmark here

"Well, it's more precise to say what I did to him than what he did to me.."Bookmark here

Oi.. Liliath.. you aren't going to sell me out are you know?!Bookmark here

"I confessed my feelings."Bookmark here

"Huh?" my little stared at her with wide eyes.Bookmark here

Ah, right, Liliath confessed.Bookmark here

Wait, she confessed? Confess what?Bookmark here

"Could it be that my words have been misunderstood?" Liliath's gaze paced between mine and my sister's stare. "You see, my special quest for this week was to confess my true feelings to Noel."Bookmark here

LIliath muttered something under her breath and her status window appeared.Bookmark here

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Special Quest:Bookmark here

*[LAST RITE] Confess your honest feelings to Noel. 150PBookmark here

RULES: Noel cannot find out about the specifics of the task. If found out, the quest will be terminated. Special quests cannot be removed and will be refreshed weekly. Special Quests completed before the week ends will only be refreshed the following week.Bookmark here

WARNING: IMMINENT DEATH.Bookmark here

Complete quests before the time runs out: [COMPLETED]Bookmark here

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Hm? I can actually read this. Oh, so it's possible to read the Special Quest that has been completed.Bookmark here

Hold up.. confess her true feelings?Bookmark here

Is there something I'm not getting here? Did LIliath confess to me?Bookmark here

Novelle turned to me with a death glare.Bookmark here

"Wait a sec, maybe it's not THAT kind of confession you know?" I said in defence. I was sure Liliath said something along the lines of 'thank you for everything' before the 'ding' occurred.Bookmark here

Huh. SO that means LIliath doesn't have a crush on me huh?Bookmark here

Ouch, that felt like a mental punch to the gut.Bookmark here

"As Noel has said.. I'm grateful for everything. I should also offer my thanks to you NOvelle, thank you and your family for everything. I am indeed undeserving of all this yet, I have been bestowed it all. There's nothing I can repay you with," Liliath showed a bitter smile.Bookmark here

Novelle, who shifted her focus to LiIiath's words, replied with a surprising frown.Bookmark here

"Liliath, I'll say this as me, as in, the authentic me. If repaying us is measured in materialism, please don't give it to us. If you're serious about repaying our kindness, then cheer up and be the happy Lilaith we all know and love."Bookmark here

Both LIliath and I stared at Novelle with an astound expression.Bookmark here

"Noel, for a while i've thought that your sister is a genius in concealing her true self, i never thought it was to this degree.."Bookmark here

"Agreed. That's why you can't be fooled by her innocence. She's the devil I tell you."Bookmark here

"GRRR… you two! I was just voicing out my thoughts!"Bookmark here

Hearing her retort, Liliath and I laughed.Bookmark here

"Thank you Novelle. Your words mean so much to me. I will definitely do my best to meet your expectations," Liliath said with a smile.Bookmark here

Novelle who looked like steam was coming out of her head nodded in self satisfaction.Bookmark here

Well, that's my little sister alright.Bookmark here

Smart and cunning.Bookmark here

My family's little devil.Bookmark here

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Current Points: 520Bookmark here

Quests: Passion:Bookmark here

Kiss Liliath. 30PBookmark here

Have Liliath lean against your shoulder. 20PBookmark here

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Quests: Commitment:Bookmark here

*Say 'yes' to one of Liliath's ridiculous, selfish request. 30PBookmark here

Advise Liliath on something. 15PBookmark here

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Quests: Intimacy:Bookmark here

Have her play around with your phone. 20PBookmark here

Read an entire manga together. 25PBookmark here

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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)Bookmark here

Max quest for each category: 2 (Upgradable) (13/100)Bookmark here

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Well.Bookmark here

Apparently, even though I spent close to 800 points, though, after everything we ended up with around 500 points. That's relieving. The tiny amount of elixir cost 500 points all in all. That was the cheapest one in the shop.Bookmark here

"I didn't think something as rare as elixir would be this affordable," Liliath said, showing me the page for the different elixir items present. Of course, the prices are rocket high.Bookmark here

To her question, I merely shut my mouth.Bookmark here

Affordable huh? I wonder what LIliath thinks of these quests.. if i'm not wrong that would amount to catching LIliath naked 16 times-- something like that? I forgot..Bookmark here

Though, in a sense, LIliaath is right, 800 points to trade for her life should be considered comparatively cheap.Bookmark here

Liliath will be discharged later this evening, and currently, the time now being 2 pm, i'm accompanying LIliath in the hospital.Bookmark here

MY mom was at home with Novelle, while my father went on an errand. I think he went to find his manga editor, complaining that his real name had been leaked out into the public. Well, as popular as that manga was, don't you think it's too late to be hiding your own name, father? I'm sure many people would want your autograph, Liliath included.Bookmark here

Since the start of Liliath's illness, I've been skipping a lot of my scheduled posts on Arthub, it's quite.. I don't know how to put it.. uneasy? Consistency is important and with things happening out of nowhere, I'm kinda annoyed that I didn't have a backup plan to properly arrange my posting schedules beforehand.Bookmark here

Though, I'm thinking it's out of ego… I'm sure no one would notice my disappearance for a while… so it should be fine..Bookmark here

Knock. Knock.Bookmark here

"I'm sorry for interrupting, but Mister Keaton is here to meet you two," the doctor, Trisha's muffled voice could be heard behind the unopened door.Bookmark here

Uh.. did I just hear a fake cough? I'm pretty sure Liliath and I were at least half a meter apart?Bookmark here

Nodding, Liliath passed me my phone and I immediately shut it off.Bookmark here

I don't think I expected Keaton to come personally but here goes nothing?Bookmark here

I walked over to the door and pulled it open.Bookmark here

"Good to see you again Noel," Keaton who wore a suit, holding onto a file under his arms bowed. A person who was his subordinate of sorts who stood beside him bowed as well. And that guy was holding a banquet of flowers?Bookmark here

"Uh, good to see you again mister Keaton.."Bookmark here

Awkward..Bookmark here

"May i enter? I've come to visit. How's LIliath's condition.Bookmark here

"Yeah, please. Liliath's gotten better after giving her the elixir."Bookmark here

To my words, Keaton smiled. Though, I did notice a slight reaction from him when I said elixir.Bookmark here

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