My Demon Queen
I suppose this is how it fits?
I twisted my body in front of the barely visible visible reflection off the transparent glass. The bathroom did not have a full-body mirror. There was one located above the sink but due to the factor of height, it would be impossible to view it without a chair.
The undergarment fit me well— it was called sanitary pads?
Quite a convenient product... if only I knew such a thing existed.. I wouldn't have needed to suffer so many anxious days.
Back in my world, it was commonly known that women would tie a towel around that part to soak up the blood. It was an inconvenience that women had to bear for weeks at a time. Not only was it uncomfortable, it sometimes disallowed me to wear my usual dresses.
This gave others a chance to understand that my 'period' was happening... what a suitable word— period. I didn't have such a convenient vocabulary in my world's language.
I turned my head to face what needed to be tended to..
How shall I deal with the blood on my undergarment.. there was a lot.. and to be honest, some of it got to my legs. I cleaned the stickiness of blood with water before wearing the sanitary pad— another interesting vocabulary to which I notice.
Noel saw it didn't he?
My shameful side..
What should I do? I've been exposed. Things like this shouldn't be let known to others.. I clearly remember my caretaker reminding me that showing people blood that came was a taboo..
B-but.. did Noel actually see it? W-what if it was just my assumptions? That wouldn't be correct... he knew that it came...
So he saw it..
W-WHEN WAS THAT?!
My face was flushed.. I could tell..
Back to the issue at hand..
My undergarments need to be washed, I can't have Noel see this.
I have some experience in washing my own clothes in a clear stream.. I believe it isn't any different from my situation now. The exception would be that there was a convenient soap-pump-like machine and a fine brittle scrub used for cleaning.
I thought initially that it was to be used to clean my body with, but Diana-sama told me that it was to be used when brushing clothing.
I could still remember the weird look Diana-sama gave me. Was there anything wrong with that brush?
No. No. No. I cannot be distracted.
I brought my undergarment to the bathtub, the blood stain in the centre.
Spinning the tap water came gushing down..
I was soaked.
I had forgotten that the faucet isn't the same as the one I know back at h-home..
No.. I need to do something about the stain. I should leave the rest till later...
I could've used the sink couldn't I?
But the sink was in a bowl shape, it would be different to clean the blood away like that.
With my clothing soaking wet, I added some soap to my undergarment and started brushing it under the water raining down.
The blood flowed away, leaving my undergarment spotless.
"Liliath are you alright?"
I heard Noel's voice through the drumming sound of water after he made three knocks on the door.
I turned off the unusual faucet, the artificial rain stopped pouring.
Now what should I do?
There's a bucket to put my clothes in.. so I suppose I'll just toss my now clean undergarment there.
"Why was there running water?"
"I-I had to clean my own clothes!"
Not good. I was almost yelling... I didn't think I would be so flustered.. maybe the taboo of not allowing men to see it didn't exist in this world?
B-but.. I remembered the taboo also mentioning that if it was broken, the person who saw it would then be fated to belong to me..
T-that can't be right..
"Liliath, are you alright? Like seriously alright? You've put it on right?"
I opened the door and greeted Noel with a smile.
His glossy black hair with that loose clump in front, beautiful onyx-coloured eyes that reflected my own— I felt my pulse quicken.
"I've put in on... d-did I do something wrong?"
I didn't understand why Noel was looking at me like that.. his eyes were round, something was off. He was scrutinizing me from head to toe.
Could he be looking at..
I pulled my skirt down in embarrassment.
I-I'm flustered... I'm flustered in Noel's presence.. it's a rather unusual feeling.. h-he can't look at the sanitary pad. In no way am I going to allow him to check.
Noel turned around and faced the other wall.
"You wait there, I'll go get you another set of clothes.."
Another set of clothes?
I tilted my head as he set off upstairs.
I looked at myself.
My skin showing through the fabric of my white blouse.. the black 'bra' clearly visible to the naked eye.