My Demon Queen
Here's the gist of what my water filled brain had left of his words. He congratulated us for enrolment, and then sympathized with us, emphasising that troublesome doesn't mean anything negative-- even though it is-- after that he gave a brief introduction of all the other high ranking school officials.
To my surprise, there's even a defence team in the school to deal with conflict between students.
Shit. This is not a school but a war zone isn't it? If not, I don't see the reason why you need a lieutenant on campus.
Also, he talked about school regulations, and we had to sing the school anthem-- referring to the school diary. Case point: Gilgamesh doesn't have a national song like in other countries, but it has a commandment we have to recite as a substitute. Apparently the founder hated singing songs, especially the one from the country he grew up with-- talk about patriotism.
Liliath struggled with it since she didn't know the commandments, looking at me with pitiful eyes.
I'm sorry I forgot.. I'll teach you later.
After that came the student Council. Comparing her with the other seniors sneaking looks at us juniors, the colour of the tie is what differentiates a normal student and a student council member. Normal students wore a light blue tie while a student council member wore a blood red tie.
I saw Liliath's eyes sparkling..
"I prefer a red tie.. how unfortunate," I heard Liliath mutter under her breath.
Oh no.. don't tell me she intends to join the school council-- go through all the trouble and suffer through the mountain of work just for the sake of the permission to wear a red tie??!
Clam down Noel.. I'm sure you're just overthinking.. yup. Chill--
"Being a student council is troublesome though.."
"I understand, it's best we keep a low profile," Liliath said solemnly.
She really wants a red tie huh? I wonder why she never thought to pick a red dress then? I wonder if she prefers a black tie over a red one.
The many mysteries surrounding Liliath…
"Liliath, I have a question."
Since the student Council President was reciting her pre-prepared cheat sheet (she's obviously an introvert)-- i decided to take this chance to ask Liliath about the thing before.
"Is there something like charm magic back in your world?"
"T-There is such a magic, anything you wish to know about it?" I saw Liliath's flinch a moment there.
Suspicious… welp, she did say not to trust her after all..
"You didn't use it on purpose when Kai was there right?"
I'm just curious..
To my question, Liliath calmly shook her head.
I let out a sigh. So the problem is with Kai.. what a womanizer.
No.. maybe the problem is me.. I'm overprotective.
I flinch at my own thoughts.
'Excuse me but please pay attention.'
My head shot towards the voice-- the student Council President.
She was speaking as normal up on stage but.. it sounded as if she was speaking right in front of us just now? What the heck?
"What happened?" Liliath's whisper entered my ear, she had to be using some sort of wind magic.
Still shackled by those words, I kept silent.
A few seconds later, she turned towards Lilaith and I, showing us a gentle smile before continuing her boring speech on school regulations.
"I'm sorry Noel, I should have been more careful," Liliath caught on to the gist of what had happened.
"I-It's alright.." I myself couldn't hear the words I spoke properly, but I could tell Liliath grasped my intent.
Though, the main issue remains. How did she bypass Liliath's concealment barrier? What kind of TALENT was that?
"That was incredible," Prune's tail was wagging.
You know, if there's one thing I don't get about PRune, it is that she's always excited about having an assembly. It makes no sense. The better the speaker on stage, the more hyped she gets. Though the script of the Student Council President was incredible, it was in the end-- just boring school regulations..
I was following the group out of the auditorium. The second exit.
"Oh, yes, I think the Student Council President has the ability to send telepathic messages.. she told me to 'pay attention'."
Was the conclusion I came to.
"As I thought. I should have weakened your presence to a higher degree…" Liliath hung her head.
"Nah, It's fine, it doesn't matter anyways."
Well.. it did shake me a little though..
Speaking of which-- i look down at the file that i need to pass to Keaton stuck inside another bigger file that contained the school diary before.
"Class A please line up!"
"Class C here."
Out in the garden, teachers were calling out to their own students. In the distance I could see two blocks of buildings, our seniors staring at us from afar.. away from harm on the second floor or higher...
"I suppose we get into groups?" Liliath said.
"Noel, what class are you in?" Prune asked.
"Me too," Prune replied with a surprised smile.
And the person in charge of our class was indeed the teacher with a stern face behind her glasses-- Teacher Glib.
"Noel-- and Liliath."
Checking our names off the list, she continued,"Please line up."
"And Prune." Prune glared at me. Ah yup, i didn't miss out her name on purpose alright.
"Hoh? Both of you have different coloured hair? Hm.." her voice suddenly dropped into one of suspicion. "Nevermind, go queue up, I'll ask about it later."
And we got in line. Kai in the forefront.
Wheewh, fortunately he's like three human beings away. That saves me some anxiety.
"How do you intend to explain to the teacher regarding our inconspicuousness later, Noel?" Liliath turned to me and asked.
"Hah.. i honestly don't know.. she didn't ask about it didn't she?"
"Just a safety measure, she was suspecting us."
"Um, just a quick question, is there a limit to the range of your barrier, Liliath," Prune raised her hand a little and asked.
"I've applied a remote barrier on you, the range limit, 50 meters."
"Hah? A separate one? How about me?"
What? Then why did Liliath tell me to keep in range of her? She could give me a barrier of my own right?
"You're sharing mine," Liliath smiled as if she read my mind.
I staggered a little.
"Y-you two are that close?" Prune raised another question with a quivering voice.
"Noel is my master after all.."
Prune froze to her words.
"Come on.. I told you to cut that out already, didn't I?"
Liliath only chuckled in response.
Seriously, does she really not harbour any romantic feelings towards me? Is it because of the difference in culture between the worlds we came from? I have no idea.. it's so comical, it kinda hurts not knowing why she's acting like this.
Soon enough, the line of students started moving and we went onwards like a train.. I feel like I'm in kindergarten. Ugh.. a heartbroken kindergarten child.
Chuu, chuu, the train blows invisible steam.
Next on schedule is a field trip around the school.
Places include the canteen, school pool, classroom, training court and clubrooms.
The canteen, or cafeteria:
Neither Prune or I brought any money so we could only watch as people empty the canteen's food supply. Teriyaki chicken on a stick looks exotically amazing.. I regret that I didn't bring money.
Every male students' wish. Well, the pool was massive, there was a deep pool and a shallow pool. I think I prefer to use the shallow pool; I can't swim. I hope I never come here with Liliath for the sake of maintaining my sanity.
Spare me please-- i've already seen Liliath naked once before..
The training court beside the pool:
Similar to the auditorium except smaller, there were 2 basketball courts and one tennis court drawn on the flat odd tactile anti-slip floor. A running track went around the parameter.
This was where all our senpai's carnivorous stares bore a hole into us. Fortunately Liliath had a concealment barrier on at all times, and the fact that we moved in a single file was a life-saver.. not. The line broke half way when we were to visit the makeshift booths for club promo.
Prune went on to take a look, while Liliath and I stood at one side, concealment barrier maxed out and waited for the senpais to finish promoting each of their clubs which I plan not to join since it's very clearly stated that joining clubs isn't a compulsory thing. Moreover, I don't see a booth promoting a manga club. I saw one for fine arts but-- it's not my thing. I specialize in drawing cute girls and cute boys in anime style after all~
"Are you not interested in any of the clubs, Liliath?"
"It's a risk, just like what the beastkin is doing there."
"Oh. Yeah.. right.."
Directing my gaze towards the crowd surrounding the exotic individual called Prune, a commotion was on an uproar due to her fluffy tail, wolf-like ears and silver hair. Everyone wanted to pet and play around with her wolf-like nature.
"You didn't remove the spell did you?"
"There is a limit to it. I cannot possibly make it so not even the sand-pies would ignore her existence no matter how she tries a tantrum can I now?"
Pfftt.. sand pies.
"Y-Your right," I choked those words out while laughing.
"I have a feeling I have done something wrong." Liliath pouted.
"It's senpai, not sand PIE. Got it," chuckling while saying that.
My gosh my innards are fucking messed up because of her accidental joke.
But Liliath didn't do anything wrong-- Prune herself wanted to check the clubs out.
Still laughing, I turned to her and asked.
Wiping a tear away, I followed Liliath's thumb pointed at-- a familiar person standing near two bonsais. It was the girl Liliath cured back at the hospital-- Saria was her name i think?
"Should we follow up on her condition?" Liliath asked.
"You can cast a barrier around them right? Rather.. it's inevitable isn't it.. no matter how we try to hide, your existence is still going to be exposed in the end.."
"I can only agree," Liliath heaved a sigh.
"Since they're away from the rest of the group, let's go."
We walked towards Saria who was talking to a male friend of hers.. i think?
Saria, whose hair was shoulder length, wore a shirt with tight jeans, a bag strapped to her chest while her friend who had neat combed hair wore a striped collar shirt and dark blue long pants.