Chapter 4:

New Family Member (4)

My Demon Queen

Breakfast.Bookmark here

First of all, I would like to point out the fact that the television isn’t on. That’s a first. It’s so impossibly rare for my sister to take interest in something more than her favorite cartoon, which plays on loop. I don’t get why she would rewatch the same episode over and over again over the course of a week.Bookmark here

Novelle was staring at Liliath.Bookmark here

Mother was doing the same. Bookmark here

Liliath was staring at me— it looked more like pleading though.Bookmark here

I faked a cough.Bookmark here

“Um, introductions. I guess mom will start? Then Novelle then Liliath then last is me,” I don’t get why I need Liliath hear me introduce myself twice. Oh well, for formality sake.Bookmark here

“I’m Diana, Noel and Novelle’s mom. Pleased to meet you Liliath,” She smiled.Bookmark here

“I’m Novelle. Are you really, really a Princess?”Bookmark here

That introduction gets a failing mark— I guess.Bookmark here

Lilian nodded deeply, then stood up, “Princess Liliath the fourth of Toren Kingdom. Pleased to make an acquaintance,” she curtsied. Ah.. beautiful. The one-piece fitted her alright, though it was a little loose. Her cleavage was kinda visible. Oh, did I mention she wasn’t flat chested? I was thinking, ‘that’ was what cushioned my fall last night.. did I actually just think of that?Bookmark here

“Big brother actually summoned you?”Bookmark here

“Yes, that is true Novelle-sama.”Bookmark here

Waiit. Hold up. Liliath is a Princess, a freaking royalty. Sama is an honorific for those ranking above them right? It’s not like I’m THAT high right?Bookmark here

My sister cracked a laugh. Bookmark here

Confused, Liliath sat back down, I then proceeded with my simple, crude introduction as the person who summoned Liliath. Of course, I won’t mention what I said, it’s too embarrassing. I’ll leave it up to your imagination.Bookmark here

Liliath, who didn’t know how to chopstick— obviously, was provided with a metal spoon. The moment she brought the food to her mouth, she started crying.Bookmark here

“Liliath? What’s wrong dear?” Bookmark here

Wow, that’s a crazy affectionate line coming from my mom there.Bookmark here

“No.. It’s just,” her words were drowned by her sniffle, “It’s been so long..”Bookmark here

“There. there.” My mom got up from her seat and proceeded to soothe her by rubbing her back as she continued to sob.Bookmark here

Novelle looked on with a worried face.Bookmark here

Which reminds me. I don’t think they know about her past. I’m sure it’s not the right time to talk about it.. though I wonder how she became a slave in the first place?Bookmark here

Breakfast was finished in a flash— I found out that Liliath is a freaking glutton. About time I should explain my TALENT to everyone.Bookmark here

I brought out my phone, Liliath stared at it. I showed my mom and Novelle the cutesy app. The little devil bawled out laughing.Bookmark here

Please.. I know the icon sucks. I wish it wasn’t a picture of some girl. Can’t the developers at least make it anime or cartoonish or something? Why not a simple logo?Bookmark here

I tapped into it and showed them the two options. GACHA and SHOP. Bookmark here

“The gacha was how I summoned Liliath.”Bookmark here

“I-I am unable to read this language?”Bookmark here

“Unable to?”Bookmark here

Ah, typical language cliche, Liliath can converse without any problems though. Looks like Liliath will have to learn our world’s language.Bookmark here

“So you’re claiming that I was summoned through this magic device?”Bookmark here

“Not magic.. it’s science.”Bookmark here

“I recall reading about that from history books.” Liliath looked like she was reminiscing about the old times.Bookmark here

My sister’s hand snuck over and tapped in the gacha button. My phone blacked out.Bookmark here

“Huh?”Bookmark here

My phone returned to the Home Screen.Bookmark here

When my sister tried to access the app, the same thing happened. It was the same with my mom. Looks like only I’m able to use the app?Bookmark here

Then it might possibly be my talent after all.Bookmark here

My sister puffed her checks. Looked like she really wanted to roll once. Too bad I don’t have any gacha tickets so even if she could use the app, she wouldn’t be able to do so.Bookmark here

Besides that.. looks like Liliath could use the app without crashing the phone. I guess that much is explainable, she’s a summon after all.Bookmark here

Then we have the shop. To my surprise, I found the tab for Liliath’s shop now unlocked.Bookmark here

She seemed to have recognized her own name and tapped on it. A list of items appeared. It was a list different from the main shop. There were skill books like language comprehension, magic skills, and the likes. I also saw various magic tools like a wand and beautiful accessories that I believe are catalysts. Bookmark here

“Do you recognizes these?” I held the phone up to Liliath.Bookmark here

She nodded, scrolling the list.Bookmark here

The items were also a lot cheaper than the main shop. The language comprehension skill book costs 50 point. I think I should prioritize that. I think.Bookmark here

“Mom. I asked if I could skip school just now so..”Bookmark here

“I understand.” My mom gave me consent with a serious nod. Bookmark here

Alright! I don’t need to see the face of that fatso. I don’t mind missing the year end party hosted independently by the class. I’m not involved anyways.Bookmark here

“No fair! I don’t want to go to school too!”Bookmark here

Ha. Sorry Miss Devil, there’s no way that's going to happen. Bookmark here

My mom merely smiled and caressed her hair. Bookmark here

“There’s even this?!”Bookmark here

Hm? Hearing Liliath exclaim, I took a look at my phone. Apparently, it was an item that cost over a thousand points. A philosopher's stone. There’s also adamantite, mythril, all the easy to orichalium. Talk about fantasy— wait.. I wonder how much these would sell for in real life. These metals shouldn’t even exist!?Bookmark here

The conclusion I came to is that Liliath’s item shop consists of items from her world. Convenient in many ways.Bookmark here

“Noel-sama, are you able to obtain these items through this device too?” Liliath was afixed to the screen of my phone.Bookmark here

“Should be.” Most probably. I mean, I could summon a girl, so..Bookmark here

“What are the methods of acquiring these hearts?” Liliath’s eyes were beaming. Huh. I wonder what caught her interest— it’s gotta be something other than the legendary metals. And she does make a good point. How exactly do I get these points?Bookmark here

“Completing tasks?” I took a detour and accessed the quest board located at the upper right corner of the shop.Bookmark here

There I saw some Liliath specific quests.Bookmark here

“...” Bookmark here

Yeah..Bookmark here

This app. These quests. Hah.. just why.Bookmark here

Sensing my silence, my sister raised her body to look at my phone. I quickly pulled it away from her sight.Bookmark here

“What is that!? Lemme see!”Bookmark here

“Uh. No,” no way. Bookmark here

My mom gave me an odd look. Bookmark here

I’m sooo lucky Liliath can’t read this world’s language. Else I think I would’ve died— figuratively.Bookmark here

So what Liliath specific quests did I see?Bookmark here

The list was something like this.Bookmark here

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Current Points: 50Bookmark here

Quests: Gaining affection:Bookmark here

*Catch Liliath naked. 50PBookmark here

Kiss Liliath. 200PBookmark here

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Quests: Introduction:Bookmark here

Spend two hours together with Liliath. 10P Bookmark here

Do an activity that requires teamwork with Liliath. 20PBookmark here

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Quests: Gaining trust:Bookmark here

Hold Liliath’s hands. 50PBookmark here

Have Liliath follow an order given. 10PBookmark here

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Quests: Utilization:Bookmark here

Have Liliath use magic. 10PBookmark here

Have Liliath attack an enemy. 20PBookmark here

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Quests will be refreshed daily. Quests that have been completed will be prioritized, else the user can select up to 1 quest per category to remove. (removed quests will be refreshed the next day)Bookmark here

Max quest for each category: 1 (Upgradable)Bookmark here

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Um.. so that’s where my 50 points come from. Bookmark here

Liliath was peeking at the phone over my shoulder. Heck. I shouldn’t let her see this. But.. but— Ugh.. I’ll think about how to talk to her about this later. I can’t possibly complete these quests without her cooperation. Moreover, keeping secrets from people isn’t my thing. I have to be truthful about it.Bookmark here

I shut off my phone, shoved it in my pocket, took my plates and retreated to the sink.Bookmark here

The three of them looked at me in wonder.Bookmark here

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