Chapter 108:

Common Sense (4)

My Demon Queen

The pork cutlets were made to perfection-- somehow makes me want to eat hash browns. Yeah, it's been a while since I last ate those. On this note, we've been eating at home quite often since-- Prune and Liliath are the ones who make the meal. Maybe we should go out to eat once in a while too.Bookmark here

Nine taking his food with gusto. At this rate, she's becoming a full fledged female. And since she doesn't really use her male form too frequently, she no longer needs to eat double the portion. I wonder why.. she's originally a male right? Maybe her sexual orientation is.. well, different?Bookmark here

Based on her explanation, if she eats as a male now and then switches to her female form, when she changes into a male after that, the food will remain in her male form's stomach. Something like a spare battery-- seriously, what a weird TALENT.Bookmark here

"I'd like to apologize for my behaviour yesterday," placing her utensils to the side with a clear ring, she lowered her head.Bookmark here

Everyone stopped and turned to her.Bookmark here

Fortunately her hair was tied to the back else the food on her plate would've gotten to it. Unlike a certain someone who still hadn't noticed the breadcrumbs on her hair.Bookmark here

"There's nothing to apologize for though Liliath. I know you have it hard yourself too," Prune said with a loose laugh.Bookmark here

"I don't know what happened exactly but all I know is that Noel got himself a hickey so.. not related to me. I'm good," Nine shrugged.Bookmark here

"A hickey?! Noel, what did you two do?!" Prune shot a look at me.Bookmark here

"It's a misunderstanding I swear!" I flinched.Bookmark here

Haha.. fuck. That bitch. In anycase, I'm pretty sure Liliath's apology applies more to me than anyone else. Prune was also caught up in it somewhat, I'm glad it didn't affect her too much?Bookmark here

"Misunderstanding? The hickey is obviously there you know?" Nine raised a smirk.Bookmark here

"No way.." Prune's eyes twitched.Bookmark here

"I checked it, it's not on my neck!"Bookmark here

I swear I checked it properly. How the hell does Nine know about it anyways? I didn't tell anyone about this!? Don't tell me she managed to set up a camera in the bathroom?Bookmark here

"Look again, you blind." Nine giggled.Bookmark here

"What? So you admit you actually have it on your body?!" Prune was reaching the edge.Bookmark here

"What's a hickey?" Liliath raised her arm to ask.Bookmark here

Nine slammed the table and bawled out in laughter, Prune leaned against the recliner of the chair, 'dead', while I massaged my temples with my fingers.Bookmark here

Oh boy. How does one explain something to the perpetrator who did something inappropriate without knowing what that is?Bookmark here

"You two actually did 'that' y-yesterday?! T-that's illegal you know?! We're underaged!" Prune looked at both me and Liliath.Bookmark here

"Hey. Can you be more rasional, how can one complete an entire intercourse in under 30 minutes?" was it thirty minutes? I don't know how long I was out for yesterday.Bookmark here

"Heh.. so Noel is experienced with these kinds of things after all. Look Liliath, a hickey is a the red mark you made on Noel."Bookmark here

"Really?" Liliath looked at my chest. And to that Prune covered her eyes with her hands. I, on the other hand, am obviously starting to feel heat rush to my head.Bookmark here

"Yes really, just look at how red his ear is.. wait. Liliath is the dense one between the two of you? Not Noel? What.." Nine flattened his mouth.Bookmark here

Yup. Now you know, please don't corrupt her anymore than this. Fucking embarrasing.Bookmark here

I felt something small pressed against my chest, the smell of her shampoo, a jolt ran through my body.Bookmark here

"L-Liliath.. stop that.." I pulled her fingers away from me by holding her wrist.Bookmark here

Liliath obediently listened to my advice and retracted her finger-- more like, she placed her finger on her lips as if pondering. And then she came to a certain conclusion.Bookmark here

"Noel, I have decided. I want the skill book regarding this world's common sense."Bookmark here

"T-The skill book huh.."Bookmark here

Common sense I. In fact, I did ask Liliath about this before but she rejected it saying that she wanted to experience and learn things as is. That way, she wouldn't lose out in the novelty factor.Bookmark here

I looked at her, wondering why she changed her mind.Bookmark here

"I don't want to repeat my mistakes," she said resolutely.Bookmark here

"Got it," maybe she's thinking about how she broke down yesterday due to a misunderstanding? Maybe she's thinking having some level of common sense could help prevent getting any wrong ideas-- something like that. "Nine, Prune.. what?"Bookmark here

"Look at them in their own world. The mood just shifted like that as if nothing happened," Nine whipshered to Prune who was peeking at us between the gaps of her finger with a red face and ears twitching expectantly?! What?Bookmark here

Hah.. and here I thought I just wanted to explain my TALENT to them properly..Bookmark here

Actually, they already know the gist of it. But not to a complete degree. Whatever.Bookmark here

I pulled up the UI and utilized the search bar in the shop. Making the panel visible to them at the same time.Bookmark here

"What is that? A shop?" Nine leaned forward.Bookmark here

"Yup."Bookmark here

"This one." Liliath pointed at the skill book, sharing the same UI.Bookmark here

Ah. Here it is.Bookmark here

Common Sense I to V. The first book costs 200 points, the subsequent ones are two times the price of their previous ones.Bookmark here

Buy.Bookmark here

Like magic, without a puff of smoke nor any glitter, a small pocket sized book appeared in my hand. In bold letters, COMMON SENSE I.Bookmark here

"You can actually buy stuff using that?! WHAT!? No way, what is that?" Nine pointed at the UI.Bookmark here

"Common sense-- here Liliath."Bookmark here

"Common. Sense?" Prune, though still a little flustered, spoke up.Bookmark here

"Yup. Watch."Bookmark here

"Can I eat this?" Liliath asked.Bookmark here

"Didn't you eat it last time?"Bookmark here

"Then I suppose.. thank you for the meal."Bookmark here

"Meal.. WHAT?! NO!!! A BOOK ISN'T FOR EATING!!" Prune screamed.Bookmark here

As if to sync to Prune's retort, accompanied by lightning, a loud thunderous crack and boom reverberated outside the apartment.Bookmark here

...Bookmark here

"It's supposed to be like this though. And it's rather sweet to the taste," Liliath tore another page and stuffed the pages in her mouth.Bookmark here

I really wonder if there's any better way to consume skill books… when I mean consume, I mean the reading or imprinting kind of 'consume'. Not the 'consume' kind of consume like what Liliath is doing now.Bookmark here

"What did I just see.." Nine said in a faraway voice.Bookmark here

Liliath ate the book piece by piece and at the very last piece she blinked a few times and stared at the paper in her hand.Bookmark here

"Why is this book edible?"Bookmark here

It seems it's working.Bookmark here

"Hey Noel.. what exactly is that book? Is it really something you can eat?" Nine asked, a little deterred.Bookmark here

"I's called Common Sense I, a skill book." well, if Liliath ate it and says it's sweet so it must be right? I do want to try it but-- I was afraid of the consequences if Liliath was missing half a skill book. Maybe the effects would be incomplete.Bookmark here

"Doesn't that mean there are other similar kinds of that book?" Prune asked.Bookmark here

"Yeah. One example would be the language comprehension skill book Liliath ate before."Bookmark here

"Ah, so that's why.." Prune's eyes lost their light. Hm?Bookmark here

"And there are a lot of other inappropriate items in the shop if I'm correct?" Nine raised her eyebrows.Bookmark here

"Y-yeah.."Bookmark here

I'll just say it frankly. Since Nine wanted to know. There's practically every item related to 'love' here-- pretty scary stuff. I have to control myself.Bookmark here

"I think I understand more about this world now.. but somehow I still don't get what a hickey is?" Liliath glanced at me with a curious sparkle to her eyes.Bookmark here

Uh..Bookmark here

"Seriously though. Can I get one of those anti-Noel documents signed? At this rate, I'm VERY unprotected and at risk of verbal and physical molestation."Bookmark here

Yeah.. right..Bookmark here

"T-this feels weird," Liliath turned away and looked at the rainy scene outside.Bookmark here

"Liliath?"Bookmark here

"N-nothing. Act as if you never heard anything."Bookmark here

Hm? Never seen her like this before. How odd. The effect of the skill book maybe?Bookmark here

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