Chapter 68:

Mondai High Enrollment (5)

My Demon Queen

While we had a short chat, the class erupted into a small roar which signified that the voting was done. The four of us returned to class. Oddly enough, Eunice and Kai didn't talk to each other and kept their mouths shut.Bookmark here

They didn't talk to us either, I wonder if it's to do with Liliath's concealment barrier? It might not be the case since I'm not anywhere close to Liliath.Bookmark here

Hm… I thought Kai was the proactive kind of person though?Bookmark here

In the end, Kai was the winner, Prune and I let out an exhale of relief.Bookmark here

As I sat back down, Liliath welcomed me and told me about the voting results. And it was that I almost clinched the spot-- scary. Luckily Kai was a better looking man than me, I suppose that's why he won. I don't want to become the class representative..Bookmark here

Eunice came in third, Prune came in fourth.Bookmark here

"Kai, pick someone as your helper," teacher Glib requested.Bookmark here

"Okay, well, then Liliath."Bookmark here

"Denied," Liliath's crisp rejection echoed in the classroom.Bookmark here

"Is there anything wrong with my selection?" Kai pressed on with a smile.Bookmark here

And it was also at this point in time Liliath's barrier probably broke down and the entire class gasped at Liliath's existence.Bookmark here

"Anyone else beside Liliath Kai?" teacher Glib asked. It seemed that she was also in support of not having Liliath hold the position as his helper.Bookmark here

"There's nothing wrong with choosing someone with strong mental capabilities right? Liliath's the best in class."Bookmark here

"Liliath? Are you going to reconsider?" teacher Glib asked Liliath with a frown, probably annoyed by the development.Bookmark here

In the background I could hear people whisper about Liliath and her velvet hair-- and about how she's sitting right next to me.Bookmark here

Ah shit.. I can feel the daggers on me..Bookmark here

"My denial is absolute, I don't intend to accept," Liliath replied, glaring at the teacher Glib and she shivered a little.Bookmark here

The class roared.Bookmark here

"Calm down class, calm down," Teacher Glib raised her voice with a sigh. "Kai, choose someone else."Bookmark here

"Owh. Noel then."Bookmark here

"Seriously?" I shot my head towards Kai. He had a shrewd smile on his face.Bookmark here

"Noel, any objections?"Bookmark here

"Yeah, I don't think I'd be able to take up that role properly."Bookmark here

WIth Kai, i doubt things will go well..Bookmark here

"Come on.. seriously, not Liliath and now not you? You two have something going on or what?"Bookmark here

The class erupted into another roar.Bookmark here

I remain silent at his provocation. Deja Vu huh? He somehow reminds me of Gruan.Bookmark here

"That's it, the discussion will continue when class opens," teacher Glib pinched the bridge of her nose. "Kai and Noel, you two, help me distribute the clothes. Noel, you're temporarily assigned as Kai's helper until further notice."Bookmark here

"Fine."Bookmark here

Huh. Now this is just annoying.Bookmark here

Kai distributed half, I distributed the other half. The school uniforms were balck in colour, so was the skirt and long pants. The blazer was white, the tie-- obviously blue. Our sizes had already been submitted to the school authorities so all i need to do is to give out the clothing based on the names written on the packaging.Bookmark here

Walking around with the clothings, the attention was sickening.Bookmark here

"Who is Liliath?"Bookmark here

"What relationship do you have with Liliath?"Bookmark here

"What is your TALENT?"Bookmark here

"Is Liliath related to your TALENT?"Bookmark here

These sorts of questions were asked whenever I passed the package to the individual. I only gave a vague reply. But the reply in itself said everything. And now everyone knows Liliath is a summoned person.Bookmark here

In the end, the half I distributed didn't have Liliath's clothing, which meant that Kai is probably the one who'd pass Liliath her clothing.Bookmark here

Damn it Kai..Bookmark here

Finishing, I returned to my seat, to see all my textbooks neatly stacked, realizing that Liliath took the initiative to help me with the books.Bookmark here

"Ah, thank you."Bookmark here

"My pleasure. It's unfortunate he had to drag us into a commotion, " Liliath lamented.Bookmark here

"It's inevitable as usual," I pressed my hands to my forehead.Bookmark here

"Noel, did you bring the documents?" Teacher Glib asked all of a sudden.Bookmark here

"Documents? Oh you mean the one for mister Keaton, yeah," I pulled out the stack of paper from the file, "Here. Thanks."Bookmark here

"One more thing, Noel. What do you think of your seating position?" Teacher Glib sounded unconvinced about something.Bookmark here

"Seating position.. I wish it was less conspicuous.."Bookmark here

"I'll ask for your seats to be rearranged."Bookmark here

"Can I request that I continue to sit beside Noel though?" to the teacher's remark, Liliath asked.Bookmark here

"That's a given. It's that Keaton purposely asked for this saying that it was by your request," pointing at the conjoined tables with a frown.Bookmark here

"Please do, thank you teacher. And help me punch mister Keaton on the way."Bookmark here

Keaton purposely did this huh? How much influence does he have in the school anyways… that sly guy.. messing up my entire senior highschool life when it hasn't even begun yet..Bookmark here

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Escaping class was a nightmare, LiIiath and I were swarmed by the students. It was like that time with Prune, except this time, our roles were reversed. It's a lot more 'realistic' when you're the one actually experiencing the thing. I'm sorry we left you back there Prune.. not.Bookmark here

We had trouble running but with Liliath's magic, we were able to put everyone in a trance-like state to make our escape.Bookmark here

Everyone will wake up in a few minutes time-- realizing that Liliath and I left the scene-- and that they've been drooling on themselves. I like to commend Liliath on that magic spell.Bookmark here

Dropping the textbooks and clothes into the bonnet of the car, I was told that we would go somewhere 'special'.Bookmark here

For some reason Prune's family was tailing behind us. I think it's for lunch? The whole albatross of registering in Mondai High took the whole morning. My stomach was rumbling already.Bookmark here

Exiting the school campus, turning a few blocks, we reached a highway and crossed a sky bridge.Bookmark here

We came to a large building complete with a bunch of eating spots on the ground floor. And that was where we had our lunch. We went to a chicken store-- I mean.. fast food restaurant that sells chicken.Bookmark here

I was again able to witness Liliath eating chicken drumsticks with perfect fork and knife etiquette. Novelle became her disciple. Prune's eyes turned into saucers.Bookmark here

Just when I thought it was all over, going back to our respective homes-- we were suddenly entering the elevator?Bookmark here

We were going to the upper floors?Bookmark here

Huh, this is an apartment complex isn't it? It's a familiar place.. I think this is where my mom bought a property. I remember visiting this place from the past when my mom was doing renovations.Bookmark here

"Where are we going?"Bookmark here

"Hm? You'll know in time," my mom chuckled.Bookmark here

Somehow, a bad premonition from an even further past swept over me.Bookmark here

Apartment housing 244A.Bookmark here

My mom unlocked the door and invited us all inside.. Prune's entire family included.Bookmark here

It was a spacious apartment, the walls painted white with glossy wooden parts dotting the place. A large television in the living room with a balcony that overlooked the city-- the school campus garden even. A kitchen decked out with cooking appliances and wares.Bookmark here

Two bathrooms, 4 bedrooms.Bookmark here

An ugly acrylic portrait I did of myself with a peacock in the background when I was 12 years old hung on the wall.Bookmark here

"This was painted by Noel when he was twelve," my mom explained.Bookmark here

"W-whY is this here?! I thought I threw it away!"Bookmark here

"I feel that this suits the taste of the paintings my father would've liked," Liliath commented. I couldn't tell if what she said was a compliment or ridicule..Bookmark here

"Noel did this? It doesn't look like him though?" was Prune's comment.Bookmark here

"Noel had many more of these do you want to see," the little devil said, taking out her own smartphone, showing her my past illustrations.Bookmark here

"Really? Let me see."Bookmark here

"NOVELLE NOOO!!" I screamed, standing in between Prune and the devil.Bookmark here

I didn't know my sister actually kept records of my old Arthub posts… you stalker..Bookmark here

The property showcase continued, my mom explaining every last bit-- including superb wifi connection since there's a wifi tower closeby. Quite an enticing location.Bookmark here

But that isn't the main problem isn't it?Bookmark here

"Father, you're going to rent this apartment out to Prune?"Bookmark here

"Something like that," he said lazily. After a bear, he turned to me then grinned "You wouldn't mind living with another girl would you?"Bookmark here

Huh?Bookmark here

I felt like something clicked.Bookmark here

"Here's another document regarding my son's conduct, if he ever starts to make a move on your daughter without your consent, he will be punished under the law so you can be assured that nothing will bad happen to her," My mom said with a bewitching smile, handing a few papers to Prune's parent's.Bookmark here

What the fuck?Bookmark here

They read it and signed it with another thought; Prune visibly shivering with a pale face.Bookmark here

"She's in your care, control your libido alright? You're still underaged," my father whispered into my ear.Bookmark here

Underaged? Libido?Bookmark here

Liliath turned to me with a smile, "Take care of me from now on too Noel~"Bookmark here

A cold sweat ran down my neck.Bookmark here

And that was when It hit me-- the bad premonition--Bookmark here

I was going to be living under the same roof with these two girls for the next 3 years.Bookmark here

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