Chapter 14:

To School (2)

My Demon Queen


Here’s the list for today’s quest.Bookmark here

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Current Points: 100Bookmark here

Quests: Gaining affection:Bookmark here

Embrace Liliath for half a minute. 20PBookmark 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

Do something Liliath asked. 5PBookmark here

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Quests: Utilization:Bookmark 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) (6/20)Bookmark here

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I trashed the kiss quest— and kinda regretted it. There were no longer any quests that would pay out a large sum of points anymore. I feel like those first few quests were a bonus. The rest will come at a hard grind.Bookmark here

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Down the neighborhood streets, I walked with Liliath, side-by-side. No.. I’m not holding her hands or anything, just walking normally.Bookmark here

I offered to carry her bag together with mine so I had two bags on my shoulders. I wonder what she brought— it looked like she planned to do quite a lot. I’ve given her a brief rundown on what could happen in school, which is basically the fact that it’s plain boring after the novelty wears out so bring stuff to do—Bookmark here

Liliath herself carried a small bottle of water— it was one my sister used in the past. Bookmark here

She sent curious glances at absolutely everything. Yeah, I’m sure she has absolutely no idea half of what she’s actually seeing. Though now I can confirm that she’s the quiet kind of person. And because of this, her resolve to wear the black-laced dress to school took me by surprise.Bookmark here

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Her gait combined with the dress— her perfect jade-like skin now devoid of any scars and exposed back and a portion of her cleavage. She’s like every man’s dream— do all girls from the fantasy world look this alluring? Bookmark here

“Noel.. sama.”Bookmark here

“Yea? What is it?”Bookmark here

She should stop with the -sama. I wonder why she had to add that this time?Bookmark here

“Where is scool?” She faced me, a little puzzle.Bookmark here

“Uh, sorry. Just a little more.” We’ve been walking for about 20 minutes after all. Another 10 minutes to arrive.Bookmark here

Soon, the apex of the school came into view. Bookmark here

“There, that building. That’s the school.”Bookmark here

“It’s almost as tall as the chapel. Everything is surprisingly big in this world.”Bookmark here

“Is it now?”Bookmark here

Wow, she spoke. Eh, wait. I think I’m overreacting. Of course she spoke.. she’s human after all.Bookmark here

Now the moment everyone was waiting for— the moment of dread.. oh shit. Is that really what i’m seeing?!Bookmark here

I rubbed my eyes and looked at the school gate from a distance.Bookmark here

Holy cow. It is him— that dickhead Gruan is waiting at the gate.Bookmark here

Crap. I know of another entrance on the other side of the school.Bookmark here

“Liliath, let’s take a different entrance,” I halted.Bookmark here

She paused, a puzzled look on her face. Bookmark here

Honestly, my mind was so occupied with how to get Liliath into school safely that I couldn’t pay mine to that reaction of hers.Bookmark here

“Alright,”Bookmark here

Wheeh. Alright, let’s take a detour.Bookmark here

I took a turn into the garden. Liliath continued to observe her surroundings, tilting her head every now and then. Her reaction was cute.. hopefully she gets used to seeing it all soon. I could imagine reacting the same as her if I was suddenly transferred to a fantasy world.Bookmark here

The detour wasn’t all that pleasant of a journey either. Since the garden park was in close proximity to the school, there were students using the path too. And they gave me silent stares.. awkward.Bookmark here

Liliath didn’t seem to mind though. She even bowed gracefully and nodded with a smile when we passed by the students— just like how a Princess would do.Bookmark here

I secretly grimaced.Bookmark here

I could tell some were instant love-struck —Fuck off.Bookmark here

UGH.. can’t the principal just come visit Liliath at home or something? Bringing her to school like this would only cause a commotion.Bookmark here

No. Bookmark here

If anything, I would have to face this sort of predicament in the future. Liliath will continue to live in this world— it is inevitable.Bookmark here

No..Bookmark here

The issue isn’t that. I believed this could’ve been avoided or at least suppressed if she wore casual clothing— it’s her dress and the alluring aura she’s emanating that’s the current issue.Bookmark here

Don’t tell me Liliath secretly likes being looked up to..Bookmark here

We entered the school compound using the side entrance. The number of stares only increased.Bookmark here

“Come on Liliath,” I increased my pace.Bookmark here

She kept up with me.Bookmark here

I would occasionally glance at her behind me, and she would flash a troubled smile tingled with regret. Bookmark here

Yeah.. so much for all the attention we’re getting— rather, it’s my fault for not explaining to her the situation of the school in more detail huh? Ah— can’t cry over spilt milk can’t I?Bookmark here

The issue with the gazes were more serious than I thought. Liliath came up to me and stuck close— she was clearly uncomfortable. But she kept her smile.Bookmark here

Just as we were walking up the stairs to the second floor— he called.Bookmark here

“Oh My God who are you dating!?”Bookmark here

Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Go to hell Gruan!Bookmark here

“Liliath.”Bookmark here

She nodded, and we both ran up the stairs.Bookmark here

“Hey wait up! I’m just curious and all!”Bookmark here

Oh crap. Everyone’s attention is directed at us now. Great~Bookmark here

I noticed that Liliath couldn’t catch up with my speed so I had to slow down to a jog— and that gave Graun the opportunity to catch up. Crap.Bookmark here

“Sorry,” I stopped my advance and turned around. “Gruan. this is none of your business.”Bookmark here

“Oh really? So who’s that girl over there.”Bookmark here

“Uh. Noel, so this is Graun?” Liliath whispered into my ear, it was pleasantly ticklish. Bookmark here

I nodded. And I could see Graun’s eyes open wide. To witness such a sight.. we’re like a couple aren’t we? Yeah, sorry to break it to you but.. that’s unfortunately not the case.Bookmark here

A mini theater soon formed with us in the limelight. Gossips mixed in between the crowd.Bookmark here

Liliath tugged at my clothes, “Let’s just proceed, I’ve already dealt with him.”Bookmark here

I looked at Liliath a little confused but she didn’t explain any further and pulled at my hand. Whatever she meant— I turned my back against Gruan, in the direction she was headed to and just followed?Bookmark here

“Hey, what are your tw—UWARGH?!” Bookmark here

I heard thud behind and followed up by an applause from the crowd. I wanted to turn around but Liliath’s fixed gaze on me told me not to do so.Bookmark here

I had no idea what happened, all I knew was that she did something to make him trip.Bookmark here

We proceeded forward with Liliath still holding onto my arm— I have no idea where she’s dragging me..Bookmark here

“Liliath, a right turn here.”Bookmark here

“Alright.”Bookmark here

“This room here,” I gestured with my other hand.Bookmark here

When we came up to the Principal office’s door, Liliath released my hands and a sigh leaked from her lips.Bookmark here

“What did you do?” I genuinely wanted to know what the hell happened. Like damn— it had to be a good show right? Else why would the crowd go nuts with applause. Bookmark here

“I merely brushed him off our tail. Nothing more nothing less,” she smiled. Scary.Bookmark here

Ok. Better not ask into specifics.Bookmark here

Cold sweat ran down my forehead.Bookmark here

Anyways. I knocked on the door.Bookmark here

After a while I heard, “Come in,”Bookmark here

I opened the door. A chilly gust of wind brushed my face. Seeing Liliath blink in surprise was a bonus.Bookmark here

And in the middle of the room where the council and coffee table were arranged was Principal Rachel, that uncle I always saw in a restaurant my family frequently visits and— Prune?Bookmark here

Yeah. Prune’s family owns a diner that I tend to visit. Though it had been almost a week since my family and I last went.Bookmark here

“Prune? Um. Morning.”Bookmark here

“Morning— morning,” She responded by repeating her words.Bookmark here

“I’m sorry, could you give us a moment. Please take a seat,” The principal beckoned, an astonished look on her face directed at Liliath.Bookmark here

“It’s a pleasure to meet you Principal Rachel.”Bookmark here

My body turned stiff, while everyone else froze— Liliath curtsied. Bookmark here

Yo. What?? Did I tell a Liliath something wrong? All I did was say Principal Rachel holds an important position in school right? RIGHT?! How could I have forgotten to tell her etiquette doesn’t matter in this world!!!Bookmark here

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