Chapter 19:

We Need to Talk (3)

My Demon Queen


“Purpose..”Bookmark here

What purpose would Liliath have? I’m not too sure. She was just summoned accidentally.. If anything she should ask my phone. Was there a purpose to why she was summoned? It happened on a whim right? If anything, the purpose in life is one we create ourselves.Bookmark here

“To enjoy yourself I guess? I mean, there’s no big boss or anything you need to kill. You’re free to do anything you want.”Bookmark here

Yeah. So the kind of ‘isekai’ life Liliath would live from here onwards is the Bookmark here

‘lighthearted’, ‘slice-of-life’ kind. I’m not the protagonist— she is. Hey, isn’t that interesting? To lead a life full of beauty without needing to remember the bloodshed of the past.Bookmark here

“I-Is that so?” She sounded dismayed, like a weight had just been lifted from her shoulders.Bookmark here

“Could you be thinking too hard? I’m lucky to live the life I am now. Though I say that this world is in the era of peace. Things like famine and political strides are still present. Just that those things aren’t involved in my life— your life here. So just chill. To most people, the biggest worry in this world is finding a way to earn money and live life.”Bookmark here

“Like a commoner's life..”Bookmark here

“I guess you could say so— though with humanitarian rights and a ban on slavery in place.”Bookmark here

Liliath looked up to the ceiling.Bookmark here

A moment went by without a word.Bookmark here

“Noel. I’m free to do whatever I want with this life of mine— correct?”Bookmark here

“Yup. But don’t go overboard. The purpose of life is to live, not just to survive. And don’t kill.. seriously.”Bookmark here

“I understand,” she chuckled, with a light smile on her face. “I’m relieved.”Bookmark here

“Um Liliath. So this conversation, I’ll keep it between us alright? I don’t think telling my mom or Novelle about it is a good idea— what do you think?”Bookmark here

“I’ll talk to them when the time comes, I can manage it.” Liliath faced me, knees on the floor and bowed, “I’ll be in your care form now on, Noel. I’ll work hard on living.”Bookmark here

Surprised, I looked at her dumbfounded. That smile of hers.. the blossoming of a flower in spring after enduring blizzards of winter.Bookmark here

I smiled in response. So she’s going to look towards the future, though, the wreckages of her past may float up from time to time— I believe she’ll definitely be able to handle it. Well.. even if she can’t handle it alone, there’s still us that can help. I’m sure the little devil wouldn’t mind introducing her to a few more doujinshis every now and then..Bookmark here

Ding.Bookmark here

“Hm?”Bookmark here

Liliath and I turned to my phone on the table. I finally remembered to unmute.Bookmark here

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Current Points: 125Bookmark here

Quests: Gaining affection:Bookmark here

(52% completion) 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) (8/20)Bookmark here

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Fuck.Bookmark here

I didn’t remember such a quest.. it wasn’t on purpose! I swear it was an accident! I only hugged Liliath because I thought well.. she needed my comfort— THAT’S ALL!Bookmark here

UGHH..Bookmark here

Half-way completion.. 20 points.. 20 POINTS. 20 FREAKING POINTS. NOW THAT’S SOME JUICY POINTS!Bookmark here

Should I just.. Bookmark here

No.. my conscience doesn’t allow it..Bookmark here

I turned to Liliath and noticed her hands spread out, an invitation to a hug.Bookmark here

“S-seriously?”Bookmark here

NO WHY?! WHY?! THIS IS WRONG!Bookmark here

“A-Are you sure?” Against my better judgment, I asked again to confirm.Bookmark here

“To attain the necessary points..” Liliath said, averting her gaze, her ears were red.Bookmark here

Fuck me.. I should..Bookmark here

You know. It makes it a whole 'nother’ level harder when the girl is the one that invites you to embrace her.. it's a fact you know? Liliath isn’t my girlfriend or anything… and to do this to her.. what if that was the gacha system’s aim all along? For the summoner to build a relationship with the familiar—Bookmark here

Ah... this is seriously confusing!!Bookmark here

I swallowed back my words of apology and embraced her.Bookmark here

The feeling of her small body, the tantalising scent of her skin, the texture of the nightgown she wore, the smoothness of her velvet hair, her warm breath that chipped away at my sanity.Bookmark here

I was shaking.. if anything.Bookmark here

5 seconds.. 10 seconds.. 15 seconds..Bookmark here

Fuck.. doesn’t it add to the previous record?! Do I have to do it all over again?!Bookmark here

20 seconds.. 30 seconds..Bookmark here

Ding!Bookmark here

I pulled away at once. I didn’t dare to look at her.. seriously.. what have I done...Bookmark here

My heart was in a knot. If she allowed me to embrace her like that.. could it mean that she likes me too? No.. I can’t just jump to conclusions.. that..still though. It’s not common sense to allow someone to hug you all of a sudden, what’s more, someone of the opposite gender..Bookmark here

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Current Points: 145Bookmark here

Quests: Gaining affection:Bookmark here

*Embrace Liliath for half a minute. 20PBookmark here

...Bookmark here

Quests: Introductions:Bookmark here

Learn about her favorite food. 20PBookmark here

...Bookmark here

Quests: Gaining trust:Bookmark here

*Do something Liliath asked. 5PBookmark here

...Bookmark here

Quests: Utilization:Bookmark here

*Have Liliath attack an enemy. 20PBookmark here

...Bookmark here

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) (9/20)Bookmark here

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Sigh..Bookmark here

Learning about her favorite food is much harder than hugging her huh?Bookmark here

I took a peek at Liliath to see her gaze casted downwards, her hands placed between her thighs.Bookmark here

I had a hunch..Bookmark here

But.. Bookmark here

“Um.. Liliath. As compensation.. Uh, do you have anything you want from the store?”Bookmark here

I tried to keep my voice as composed as possible. I almost let out a fake cough there—Bookmark here

She nodded, avoiding my gaze, sliding over to my side to look at the shop category.Bookmark here

She scrolled the main page— not the Liliath specific one. Then she noticed something. Bookmark here

Ah right. I totally forgot about that too— the leveling potion. Bookmark here

“Level?” She suddenly muttered. “Status.”Bookmark here

Ding.Bookmark here

‘You got mail!’Bookmark here

Such a text filled the entire screen of my phone.Bookmark here

Liliath looked confused for a moment before narrowed her eyes. “Do we tap on this?”Bookmark here

“Go for it.”Bookmark here

I wonder..Bookmark here

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