Chapter 11:

Like Magic (2)

My Demon Queen

The clothes Liliath wore was a white blouse with minimal frills and a blue knee-length blouse. Somehow, I took notice of this point a little late. With her hair tied into a ponytail that cascaded down to her shoulder blades.. she looked bewitching.. somehow. I couldn’t really put my finger on it.Bookmark here

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“No, nothing,” I kept my straight face. Bookmark here

The clothing that had been sun-dried had been pulled back into the house. I was surprised that Liliath took the initiative to help us fold the clothes albeit clumsy. More surprising was that my mom told me about her helping out with the chores in the morning. Though a Princess, she’s incredibly tactful. Which made me wonder— what kind of past did she have? She was a slave before right? I wonder what happened?Bookmark here

“I will demonstrate a few examples of elemental magic that I know, is that alright?” Liliath asked.Bookmark here

“Yup, go on,” I gestured.Bookmark here

We were at the backyard of our house which at first glance was a small area split into two with one half growing with grass and the other half flattened with brick tiles. Standing from the shade of the porch, Liliath pointed her hands at the makeshift paper dummy my sister made in abrupt.Bookmark here

She held that stance for a moment before looking at me. “Is it necessary to hit the paper target?”Bookmark here

“Not really..”Bookmark here

“Hit it! hit it!” Novelle yelled.Bookmark here

“Shh.. don’t yell so loud, it would bother the neighbors,” my mom caressed her head.Bookmark here

“Sorry,” the defeated devil lowers her head.Bookmark here

“Here I go.” Liliath took a deep breath, I noticed that her eyes contained an air of nostalgia... I wonder why.Bookmark here

Then it happened.Bookmark here

A ring of flame traced around the target.Bookmark here

“Fire elemental magic.” Liliath said nonchalantly.Bookmark here

I looked at the situation, surprised. Novelle had both her hands to her mouth, apparently too stunned to speak while my mom had a dazed expression.Bookmark here

Water that came out of nowhere extinguished the fire, crystallizing into ice. The ice grew and encased the paper dummy.Bookmark here

“I can also use earth and light elemental magic.”Bookmark here

“That’s amazing— Is there a limit? Like the amount of mana you can use before being depleted?”Bookmark here

“There is. But that isn’t really an issue since I’m an individual with a high mana capacity.”Bookmark here

“You could use this for self-defense right?”Bookmark here

“Under normal circumstances..” Liliath shivered a little, “Yes.”Bookmark here

“I’m sorry,” my guess is that she had her magic deprived of after she became a slave— a common occurrence that could be read in mangas or novels. Wait— does that mean that collar last time had restriction properties... probably not. It could just be that it lost function once Liliath appeared in this world.Bookmark here

“Big sister Liliath! Can you make a bigger ice! Like a big big one!” My sister stretched her arms open.Bookmark here

My mom flashed a troubled smile as she looked at Liliath, seemingly interested in it herself. Bookmark here

“I think i can?” Liliath said as if trying to convince herself.Bookmark here

“Don’t make it tooo big.. we don’t want people to suddenly see an ice tower in our yard out of nowhere,” I warned.Bookmark here

Liliath nodded.Bookmark here

The ice dome encasing the paper target that had started to melt grew into an obelisk to a height similar to my own. The ice was crystal clear, the refraction caused me to see the backyard tree on the other side when looking at the ice formation.Bookmark here

“Uuwow!” Novelle ran towards the small obelisk, ignoring the scorching afternoon sun and placed her palms on the surface. “It’s cold!” Bookmark here

She started laughing, and jumping. Frosty mist spread out with the obelisk in the middle.Bookmark here

“Liliath, can you demonstrate some offensive magic?” Truth be told, after seeing this, I don’t think I can’t resist not asking for some destruction. I’m witnessing history being created in front of my very eyes.. not really.Bookmark here

“Understood. Novelle, please stand back.”Bookmark here

Novelle obeyed her instructions, returning to mom’s side with sweat running down her cheeks. After which a number of icicles appear floating around Liliath. At the command with her finger, the icicles shot forth all at once, the sound of a large impact reverberated, the obelisk crumbled into bits and pieces.Bookmark here

“Wow,” accidentally voiced my awe.Bookmark here

“How is it? Would this suffice?”Bookmark here

“Yeah.. but don’t kill people..”Bookmark here

That’s an incredible destructive power.. I’m pretty sure the icicles created have to be denser than the ice of the obelisk itself else it wouldn’t have the solidity to smash the ice.Bookmark here

“So there really is a custom of not killing people in this world,” Liliath mumbled.Bookmark here

“It’s different from your world. There are laws protecting the people’s lives,” or something like that along the lines of a typical MC.Bookmark here

“I wish such a thing existed back in our world,” Liliath sighed.Bookmark here

“My condolences?”Bookmark here

I honestly have no idea what to say. She still cared about her people even though she’s no longer there.Bookmark here

“Is the demonstration over?” My mom asked. “Liliath, is it possible to drink water made from magic?”Bookmark here

“It’s possible. Most people prefer water made in this way as it is the most pure.”Bookmark here

“So it’s something like distilled water,” Novelle concluded.Bookmark here

Liliath made a puzzled expression.Bookmark here

Don’t underestimate this little devil here, though she may be cute and devilish and al’, I assure you that she’s much more of a genius than I am.Bookmark here

“Distilled water is water without any impurities, purely water,” My sister went on to explain.Bookmark here

Liliath nodded as if understanding. Bookmark here

She stood there, both hand placed to the front, elegantly as she listened to my sister’s explanation.Bookmark here

Which reminded me of something... Bookmark here

“Liliath, does your world have status systems?”Bookmark here

“Status system? That does sound quite familiar— actually yes. However, such a thing is only limited to heroes.”Bookmark here

“Alright, how about this— can you use other elements besides the ones you’ve said before? Like the healing one— or is that light magic?”Bookmark here

“Um.. there are other kinds of elements though not listed since people who could use them are rarely found. As you have said, healing is a light elemental magic.”Bookmark here

“What about dark elemental magic? Or void? Or..”Bookmark here

At that, Liliath showed me a warm smile, her eyes narrowed to a slit and her hands were trembling.Bookmark here

“I’m sorry. Forget I asked that,” I shouldn’t have done that. I really shouldn’t have. But I think I have a grasp of the situation now.. I think. If I remember correctly, Liliath said she grew up in a typical ‘isekai’ fantasy-setting-like world. And in that world she lived in— Demon Lords existed.Bookmark here

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In the living room, Liliath sat on the floor, her hands placed on the table while she wrote away in the math exercise books. Apparently, she had a good foundation when it came to basic arithmetic. Now she’s practicing integers, the introduction of negative and positive numbers. Bookmark here

If I were to give you an honest opinion, Liliath is a freaking genius. She was able to grasp the concept of that entire chapter when I merely explained a few example questions. Not to mention understanding mathematical notations such as the usage of brackets.Bookmark here

While she was busy doing that, I checked the quest board on my phone.Bookmark here

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Current Points: 50Bookmark here

Quests: Gaining affection:Bookmark here

Kiss Liliath. 200PBookmark here

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Quests: Introductions:Bookmark here

Learn about her favorite food. 20PBookmark here

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Quests: Gaining trust:Bookmark here

Hold Liliath’s hands. 50PBookmark 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) (5/20)Bookmark here

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