My Demon Queen
Today's the big day-- not really. It's just a day, like every other normal day. Except that we have to go register at Mondai High.
Here are the Lilith-specific-quests for today.
Current Points: 720
Kiss Liliath. 30P
Have Liliath lean against your shoulder. 20P
Profess that you will continue to take care of Liliath. 25P
Serve and have Liliath accept a snack you made. 20P
Guide her around the new school campus. 15P
Teach Liliath how to use a messaging app. 30P
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) (23/100)
Nothing much has changed-- Liliath and I did manage to read a manga together-- just that it isn't porn related. Fortunately.
We also did other miscellaneous tasks on the way, and I realized that previous quests can repeat sometimes-- which is a good thing.
Putting that aside, I am wearing a white collared shirt with long yellow-ocher coloured pants as my formal attire. It's not the school uniform, sinceIi haven't received it, but the documents emphasised that students HAVE to wear smart. Typical stuff.
Liliath is wearing her signature black-laced dress with a yellow cardigan. Her hair tied with a blood red ribbon my mom bought a few days ago since it looked 'cool' on Liliath. Though i think 'cute' should be replaced with 'cool'.
A pin to keep her hair from falling to the front of her face and we have the cutest, most attractive Liliath.
Still can't get her cuteness out of my system huh? Welp, at least it's so cute, it crushes my little sister's level of cuteness, which in itself is already very very cute. But she's the devil so let's not dig too deep into her cuteness..
"You contacted Prune did you?" my mom asked.
"Yeah, I guess it's just the two of us from our previous school."
"Three, you don't intend to leave me out, do you now Noel," Liliath narrowed her eyes at me.
"Three.. not two. Sorry."
I wonder if the two are still hostile to each other? And I wonder if Liliath's past had anything to do with it.
The last time I texted Prune, Liliath kept trying to pry our topic of conversation. It's a fact that Liliath doesn't harbor any romantic feelings towards me whatsoever after learning about her special quests during the hospital incident. That said, her actions were the opposite of that though..
I do wonder why she's so cooperative with the quests. I wonder if she ever feels embarrassed to complete the tasks-- nevermind, my mind just retrieved for me a bunch of image files where Liliath was rolled up into a ball.
Another thing I learnt about why Prune was considered an individual with a troublesome TALENT. The fact that she's a demi-human is for one, a super rare occurrence. If anything, she's probably the only person in Gilgamesh at this point in time to possess this TALENT where her hair colour and ears are altered. Not to mention her tail.
Another reason would be her biology, her body became different from that of normal humans despite looking human on the outside. She told me that she would have a craving for raw meat from time to time.
In a sense, her TALENT made medical treatment a little more troublesome.
And that's kinda why her TALENT was categorized as troublesome. Or.. could it be that the government has any intention of her becoming a guard dog to sniff out drugs from the airport? Only time will tell.. I hope not though.
"I suppose we'll meet up with Prune one way or the other. Since there's a big welcome speech that's going to be held," I said, showing Liliath and mom the itinerary for today's event.
A cherry blossom path spread out in front of us, leaves drifting in the wind brought by the sultry wind of the summer causing me to sweat like crazy.
The pristine path leading to the huge building fan out in a wide grandiose manner in front was made from refined, light brown interlocking brick blocks. I almost tripped because I thought the path would be safe and flat, taking for granted the finger sized a rock in front of me as my attention was directed at a tuft of grass growing from between the cracks of the bricks.
The sky was a sea of blue, barely any clouds in the surrounding. Allowing the sun to beat down and roast us like turkey meat without anything to stop it in its path.
And here I am, holding a bag containing the files I need to pass to Keaton-- dragging my feet under the crazy 40 degree heat of summer.
The fuck is with this temperature...
Turning to look at my mom and father, they were sweating, though wearing a smile.
On the other side, Liliath and the little devil were barely breaking a sweat. Rather, the little devil looked hyper gallant with the way she was walking. Huh...
Is it just me or do I smell magic in the air?
"My apologies," noticing my gaze, Liliath said, shrinking back.
After which I felt a cool breeze envelope myself. Something manifested above me that seemed to block the heat of the sun despite the strong eye-stinging light.
"I wish I had asked this earlier.. thank you Liliath" I heard my father lament with a bitter smile.
"Thank you Liliath," my mom said with an exhale.
"Yeah, you saved us Liliath," I also said my thanks.
Liliath smiled, "Your welcome."
Liliath has come a long way from her princess speech to casual speaking.
Oh right, if you're wondering why cherry blossoms are everywhere, and why almost every school has at least one cherry three, remember this: all trees in Gilgamesh were imported from other countries. That goes for the grass too-- or maybe sea-crossing birds just came and populated the place with grass seeds-- aka, bird poo. Now that's what you call doing a good service to Gigamesh's plant life.
And with Liliath's complicated barrier surrounding us, we proceeded towards the building, passing the pitiful students melting in the heat.
Lilaith was fortunately aware of her own conspicuousness, so she has most probably casted a concealment barrier around her since nobody was raising precarious gazes at her.
The building-- or rather the massive school building which I have no idea why they needed to build it so far away from the entrance.
It was bustling with students, students as in the freshies as they call it. It felt more like a university than a high school-- it think? I personally have not gone to a university before so I could only assume.
Anyhow.. we proceeded to a counter with a teacher wearing glasses, but before that, there was a short queue.
The guy in front of the queue turned around. He had gorgeous unkempt black hair, messy, but gave off a cool vibe.
"Oh, we're in the same class huh? Er..nice to meet you, I'm Kai," Kai had a surprised expression when he spoke.
The person he greeted wasn't me, but Liliath. He was sizing her up from head to toe.
I wonder what he's looking for?
To his greeting, Liliath only nodded with a princess-like smile.
"You're her brother, correct? Nice to meet you," Kai greeted me.
I wonder if Liliath looks like a 16-year old?
Nay, I should be more curious about why he's talking to me in the first place.
"Nice to meet you, I'm Noel and no, I'm not her brother. By the way, she's Liliath."
"I'm his brother!" the little devil retorted.
I also wonder why Liliath chose to remain silent. Something feels wrong.
In any case, as you know, since the kids, that is me and Kai started a conversation, our parents followed suit. Of course, regarding what they were talking about-- i had no idea.
"So, what TALENT got you here in the first place?"Kai asked me.
"How about you go first?"
"O-Okay, my TALENT has to do with the ability to access another person's mental strength.. that's a vague way to put it.. er.. I can also measure will power, cognitive ability and EQ. Yep."
Wow heck? How is that a troublesome TALENT?
I flashed him a funny look, he scratched his cheeks in response.
"How about your--"
The teacher at the booth called out. Oh, it's Kai's turn.
He flinched, quickly turned around to register his name, and our parents broke off their conversation.
"Hm?" I tilted my head at LIlith's words.
"He's aiming for me."
"Huh? Seriously?" Though surprised, I voiced it in a quiet tone.
"He mentioned about being able to read and access our mental aptitude, thus, we can infer that he has some ability to gauge someone's psychology and use it to his advantage."
I thought that Liliath was being too vigilant-- and Kai being a whore because he tried to converse with Liliath first of all people-- since she hasn't met many people yet but.. thinking back to my conversation with Kai, when the teacher called out, he left me dangling, as if he was in a rush.
Also.. Kai was aiming for Liliath huh? I suppose he fell for her at first sight? Hm.. makes me wonder if Liliath has charm magic or something-- it might be possible. I should ask her about it.
"Additionally, did you not mention before you intend to hide information regarding your abilities?" Liliath raised her eyebrows.
Uh.. I have no words to retort here..
"Sorry, you're right. I'll be more careful from now on.."
It sucks to be reprimanded by someone, what's more, reprimanded by Liliath.
Kai's family left promptly and it was our turn.
"Yes, that's me," the teacher with glasses I realized had quite a stern look on her face. Her name is Glib, as shown on her name tag. What an odd name..
In fact, it was said that Gilgamesh is a country that has one of the 'best' naming sense for kids as rated by emerging nations. Fortunately my name isn't all that
"And Liliath, what an interesting TALENT. Good to meet you all, my name is Glib, and I will be the homeroom teacher for Noel's class this year. Alright, you two head into the auditorium first, I'll discuss the rest of the details with your parents."
Everyone of us flashed an odd expression.
Glib let out a sigh.
"The speech is about to start and it's my responsibility to make sure you two enter ASAP. So go," teacher Glib handed both of us a file each, containing the schedule for today's event and most probably more documents and information on our enrollment.
I turned to my parents and they both gave me a nod of consent. Novelle looked pretty lonely though.
Leaving it at that, Liliath and I proceed deeper into the building.