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.
As such, LIliath and I intend to lie about the fact that LIliath brought it together with her during the summoning.
Of course, we lied saying that that was the only vial she brought since something like elixir is super rare.
Then comes the problem if we were to confess our words to someone who can detect lies..
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.
In any case, the situation was solved and now I'm sitting beside LIliath's bed with Novelle munching on an apple slice.
"Food fed by sister LIliath is the best," Novelle confessed, sorta..
I'm guessing it's more to do with the fact that my little sister is hungry than Liliath's magical touch? Just maybe.
That said, I do kinda agree with Novelle.
"I agree, food fed by Liliath does indeed taste better.."
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.
Nurse Colyn brought Liliath's dinner over and because of how Novelle reacted to her food, Liliath shared an apple slice with her.
"So do you want an apple slice too?"Liliath tilted her head and asked.
"Something is suspicious.. what did you do during breakfast big brother," Novelle narrowed her eyes at me.
I said that subconsciously didn't I?
"No.. I don't mean.. I mean.. it is true isn't it?"
"What did you do this morning while i was away--"
The little devil didn't seem all too convinced and pressed me for answers.
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?
"Big sister Liliath, what did big brother do to you?"
"Well, it's more precise to say what I did to him than what he did to me.."
Oi.. Liliath.. you aren't going to sell me out are you know?!
"I confessed my feelings."
"Huh?" my little stared at her with wide eyes.
Ah, right, Liliath confessed.
Wait, she confessed? Confess what?
"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."
LIliath muttered something under her breath and her status window appeared.
*[LAST RITE] Confess your honest feelings to Noel. 150P
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.
WARNING: IMMINENT DEATH.
Complete quests before the time runs out: [COMPLETED]
Hm? I can actually read this. Oh, so it's possible to read the Special Quest that has been completed.
Hold up.. confess her true feelings?
Is there something I'm not getting here? Did LIliath confess to me?
Novelle turned to me with a death glare.
"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.
Huh. SO that means LIliath doesn't have a crush on me huh?
Ouch, that felt like a mental punch to the gut.
"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.
Novelle, who shifted her focus to LiIiath's words, replied with a surprising frown.
"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."
Both LIliath and I stared at Novelle with an astound expression.
"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.."
"Agreed. That's why you can't be fooled by her innocence. She's the devil I tell you."
"GRRR… you two! I was just voicing out my thoughts!"
Hearing her retort, Liliath and I laughed.
"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.
Novelle who looked like steam was coming out of her head nodded in self satisfaction.
Well, that's my little sister alright.
Smart and cunning.
My family's little devil.
Current Points: 520
Kiss Liliath. 30P
Have Liliath lean against your shoulder. 20P
*Say 'yes' to one of Liliath's ridiculous, selfish request. 30P
Advise Liliath on something. 15P
Have her play around with your phone. 20P
Read an entire manga together. 25P
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Max quest for each category: 2 (Upgradable) (13/100)
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.
"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.
To her question, I merely shut my mouth.
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..
Though, in a sense, LIliaath is right, 800 points to trade for her life should be considered comparatively cheap.
Liliath will be discharged later this evening, and currently, the time now being 2 pm, i'm accompanying LIliath in the hospital.
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.
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.
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..
"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.
Uh.. did I just hear a fake cough? I'm pretty sure Liliath and I were at least half a meter apart?
Nodding, Liliath passed me my phone and I immediately shut it off.
I don't think I expected Keaton to come personally but here goes nothing?
I walked over to the door and pulled it open.
"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?
"Uh, good to see you again mister Keaton.."
"May i enter? I've come to visit. How's LIliath's condition.
"Yeah, please. Liliath's gotten better after giving her the elixir."
To my words, Keaton smiled. Though, I did notice a slight reaction from him when I said elixir.