Chapter 113:

(Un)usual Class (2)

My Demon Queen

"Obviously?"Bookmark here

I don't get what she means but being pushed down onto bed by Liliath is BIG. So yes, something did happen yesterday.Bookmark here

"Just curious since.. there's now a small blue dot revolving around your colour."Bookmark here

"Blue. Dot?"Bookmark here

Liliath's colour is a black mass, mine is white crystal and now there's a small blue dot?Bookmark here

"Could it be the goddess, Bleu?" LIliath turned to me.Bookmark here

"Eh? What goddess?" Saria blinked.Bookmark here

Bleu huh? I wonder how she's doing?Bookmark here

"Noel, If you don't mind me asking, what happened after you disappeared from school yesterday?" Wake, who had just completed his portion of work asked.Bookmark here

"No comment."Bookmark here

"What..How about the goddess Liliath mentioned?"Bookmark here

"It's basically what you think it is. A goddess. I would've probably died if not for that…"Bookmark here

Wake turned to Liliath who was holding a whispering session with Saria.Bookmark here

"You know, Liliath feels like a totally different person ever since yesterday. It's kind of surprising. But I'm very curious about what happened. Can you really not share what happened during your first life and death experience? You don't look like someone who almost lost his life though?" Voux raised his head a little to look at me before continuing to write.Bookmark here

"Yeah. No. It's pretty bad.."Bookmark here

You know. Close death experience is probably the wrong way to put it? It's rather-- my chastity. Welp, great that they misunderstood, no need to supplement any information to embarrassed myself.Bookmark here

"What! Noel, are you kidding me?" Saria suddenly yelled. Of course, not enough to grab the class attention, probably also due to Liliath's concealment spell.Bookmark here

"What?"Bookmark here

"A goddess that can see someone's past?"Bookmark here

"I guess?"Bookmark here

My TALENT created Bleu-- and Liliath's past. Of course I haven't told Liliath or anyone about that specifics but I've explained to Liliath about Bleu yesterday night so there shouldn't be any issues? I'm taking the no harem route, to remind myself again.Bookmark here

"So where's the goddess?" Wake poked my shoulders, reminding me that he's a stalker. But from what Prune said yesterday, this stalker was also my life saviour, from what I heard. If not for him, the matter would've blown up into something bigger.Bookmark here

"In my dreams."Bookmark here

"Pfft. what?" Voux was the one to react to my words.Bookmark here

"Yeah, really." Seriously.Bookmark here

"It's, however, not confirmed yet," Liliath added.Bookmark here

"Noel's TALENT is really, really weird. It's the kind that would keep developing right? How rare.." Saria said.Bookmark here

"Yeah.."Bookmark here

"Yosh. Done with my part. Ah, Liliath, give me your best atypical joke from your world," Voux pointed a marker at her.Bookmark here

"My best atypical joke.." she pondered under our stares, in a sarcastica voice and a finger pointed at him, "You're gay."Bookmark here

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"G-Gay means happy, i-isn't it? What were you thinking when I said that?" Liliath stammered.Bookmark here

Everyone remained silent. Me included.Bookmark here

Wow, nice.Bookmark here

"Noel.. what exactly did you do to Liliath yesterday? She wasn't drugged was she?" Voux looked at me, flabbergasted.Bookmark here

"No. She ate a book."Bookmark here

Liliath nodded in response-- and paused to turn to me.Bookmark here

"But books aren't normally edible aren't they?"Bookmark here

The confusion on their faces only grew.Bookmark here

"Group 1 is done right?" our history teacher called out and disrupted the conversation.Bookmark here

"Yes, that is so. Thus we can request to give our presentation first, correct?"Bookmark here

"Yes-- you can go stick it up on the whiteboard now if that's the case." He gave a smile. And so, our group narrated the story of Gigamesh's beginnings-- without the sashimi.Bookmark here

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Drip. Drip.Bookmark here

Squish. Squish.Bookmark here

The sounds of wet footsteps, rain, swishing of the umbrella and chattering merged into a cacophony of dissonances.Bookmark here

"Ah, it's still raining." and freezing.Bookmark here

"The weather forecast suddenly changed," Prune held the phone for me to see. On the screen was the weather prediction for the next few days-- all rain. "I remember the last time I checked it, it's not supposed to be like this."Bookmark here

"Perhaps an error?"Bookmark here

"I think it's too extreme."Bookmark here

"Maybe? I'm sorry, I don't keep up with the weather forecast."Bookmark here

Though, from how Prune said it, it sure is weird. Another premonition? Perhaps. My TALENT will prove my theory in the future.Bookmark here

Anyways, what we're doing is waiting for Nine. School is over and it seems Nine class is dismissed later than usual. We usually wait here in the front hall, so the students were numerous. It was worse now since it's raining.Bookmark here

Earlier this morning club registration forms were handed out to students, next week being the first official start of clubroom operation. Teacher said something like-- you can't not NOT join a club.Bookmark here

The first thing that came to mind was the art club but-- there was Rishell. Bad idea. If not for her, I might have still considered it. Man-- why isn't there like a manga club? I thought schools like this should have those..Bookmark here

Well. In that case, I could just choose to become a ghost member in some other club right? Which club to pick then? Which club is popular amongst people like me? I wonder.. maybe the occult club? Nah.. that's not a thing-- I wouldn't join it even if it was though.Bookmark here

"Where's Liliath?" Prune asked, glancing at her phone again.Bookmark here

"She said she had something to do.."Bookmark here

"Don't you think you shouldn't let her be alone like that? She just recovered yesterday, anything can happen."Bookmark here

"True.. thanks for the reminder. I'll go look for her," I should've been more careful shouldn't I?Bookmark here

Liliath told me that she had to do something as she kept looking around the place. I thought she forgot something-- her bottle for example so I didn't think too much about it.Bookmark here

Pulling up the Liliath viewing UI, I noticed that she was acting suspicious. Hm… like a detective, that sort of expression? I made a guess to where she is based on the trajectory she went before.Bookmark here

Taking a reverse route to class C, turning into an almost empty corridor, I saw her back as she faced the wall.Bookmark here

I didn't know if she noticed me but from the 'gallant' way she was walking, she looked like an evil villain trying to corner some innocent peasant.Bookmark here

Stopping at the edge of the corridor-- the wall. She suddenly bowed.Bookmark here

"Thank you for protecting the student council president and I apologize for my actions yesterday. I will make sure to pay more attention to my behaviour in the future," said to the wall.Bookmark here

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I thought my eyes were tricking me so I gave a rub or two before refocusing my gaze.Bookmark here

"Liliath? What are you doing?" I askedBookmark here

"Apologizing," keeping her head down, she said.Bookmark here

I glanced up at the empty wall. It wasn't empty, rather-- there was an indoor plant at one corner, beams at both sides that arched at the top, and small pipes around the edges that most probably contained wires inside.Bookmark here

"Apologizing to?"Bookmark here

The wall? The plant? The milk-white paint? THE FUCK?Bookmark here

Liliath straightened her back and turned around to face me.Bookmark here

"You'd know if you paid more attention."Bookmark here

"Really… now?"Bookmark here

Pay more attention to what? To her? I couldn't help but press my forehead. So much for my worries-- and so much for common sense..Bookmark here

But it's suspicious..Bookmark here

"Is there someone there?"Bookmark here

What if Liliath is apologizing to someone who has an invisibility TALENT or someone wearing a WALL suit.Bookmark here

Hm…Bookmark here

"Hey! What are you two doing here?" Nine's voice resounded, I turned to look behind.Bookmark here

Nine with her school bag behind her, both hands on the strap looking-- the typical school girl pose.Bookmark here

"How did you get here?"Bookmark here

"I saw you pass by my class just now so you know-- I saw you here."Bookmark here

"With Nine here, let's regroup. Prune must be waiting," Liliath tried to turn a blind eye.Bookmark here

"Nay way-- there's something on the wall isn't it?" Nine narrowed her eyes before breaking into a dash.Bookmark here

"I'd suggest you not dig too deep into the matter, Nine," Liliath pressed her fingers against Nine's forehead and stopped the advance.Bookmark here

"Heeh.. there must be something," Nine backed away. Stretched her neck like a periscope, her gaze ran across the flat wall surface in search of oddities. No choice, she was too short.Bookmark here

But to be honest, there's really nothing there. So why did Liliath apologize to a wall?Bookmark here

I took a step closer myself-- but was stopped by Liliath linking her arm around mine in the opposite direction.Bookmark here

"Let's not trouble them anymore? Please," Liliath smiled wryly.Bookmark here

Hnng.. could common sense make a person more expressive? I feel that Liliath has become an entirely different person. Could talking to the wall be also a side effect?Bookmark here

"Alright."Bookmark here

And the next thing I knew it, we were back at the open hall, Prune leaning against one of the pillars as she kept scrolling through her phone.Bookmark here

"Hey! Liliath, what secret are you hiding? Tell me!" Nine stomped on the wet floor. Water spraying all over her shoes. Uh.. did she use her brain?Bookmark here

"Hm? What happened?" Prune, who noticed our arrival, asked.Bookmark here

"Unfortunately I can't allow it since it doesn't concern you," Liliath explained.Bookmark here

"Heeh.." Nine stopped her acts and gave a smirk, "So you're having an affair with Noel?"Bookmark here

"Affair? Never! ..Huh?" Liliath retaliated.Bookmark here

"Oh, so why can't you tell us then? At least tell Noel right?" Nine teased LIliath again.Bookmark here

"T-That's not it. Noel and I aren't married yet."Bookmark here

"Yet. Yup, you hear that Noel, congratulations!" Nine cheered.Bookmark here

"Yeah.. thanks."Bookmark here

Yeah. What a bitch. It's the first time seeing Nine tease Liliath-- LIliath taking the bait.Bookmark here

At the same time-- Liliath said nothing and just stood there like a statue. Her face was absolutely red. Nothing much I can say-- else, I'm surprised I'm taking it in so nonchalantly.Bookmark here

"So what happened?" Prune asked again.Bookmark here

"I don't know.."Bookmark here

"Liliath was having a relationship with a wall."Bookmark here

"T-That's not true," Liliath stumbled on her words-- how cute. The usually dense Liliath is pretty much gone huh?Bookmark here

"Is it just me or does Liliath not feel like Liliath. Are you alright?" Nine asked, realizing this point.Bookmark here

"I agree. Noel, could it be the book she ate this morning?"Bookmark here

"Most probably."Bookmark here

"This doesn't feel right.." with both hands on her cheeks, Liliath shook her head in denial.Bookmark here

Hah.. What should I do about this? I really did not expect that common sense would change her so much.Bookmark here

Ah, wait. There's something else I just remembered. The quests.Bookmark here

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