I Was Forced To Quit Being a Nun and Get Married Because of a Divine Prophecy ~the Wise Prince Who I Am Actually Marrying Is Someone Who Dotes on Me Excessively~ – Chapter 21
Chapter 21: Happy Pancakes
Oh, great god Styx, can I really indulge like this?
I was so confused that I asked the great god Styx in my mind, while looking down at the glass table in front of me, with a never-before-seen round pancake, plenty of colorful berries, a chunk of butter, and overflowing honey sauce, swallowing my saliva.
I heard a voice from somewhere.
“It’s okay! Go ahead and eat it!”
This must be the oracle of the great god Styx. Or maybe it was just my inner voice, but I won’t say it out loud. Anyway, I stabbed the pancake in front of me with a knife and fork.
I cut it with all my might. The honey sauce dripped, the pancake was torn apart and fluffy, and the butter melted gently. The aroma tickled my nose, urging me to eat it already.
Beside me, Thanasios, who served as the chef, stood with his arms crossed, waiting anxiously. He was telling me with his attitude to eat it quickly and give my feedback. However, Thanasios patiently waited for me to speak up. He didn’t rush or urge me.
Finally, I picked up a piece of pancake, loaded it with plenty of berries, butter, and honey, and put it in my mouth with a fork.
At that moment, I felt like I could believe in the goodwill of the world.
This is what a good deed sounds like. It’s not about self-satisfaction or forcing something on someone. It’s the refreshing sweetness and sourness that bursts in your mouth, the grainy texture of berry seeds, the richness of melting butter, and the overwhelming sweetness of honey that comes like a raging wave.
All of these were brought together in the light and fluffy pancakes, mixed together, and delivered to my stomach.
It was the taste of happiness. Undoubtedly, this was food that condensed the happiness of life.
The taste that gave a standing ovation to my life continued. No, happiness isn’t something you can keep experiencing like this. Wait a minute, I tasted the bittersweetness of the iced tea in my mouth.
Finally, Thanasios spoke.
“It was delicious, wasn’t it?”
“I see. Well, I’m glad. Take your time eating, I’m just sitting here watching.”
Saying that, Thanasios pulled a chair next to me and sat down.
I had an idea. It would be a waste to eat such delicious food alone. I wanted to share it and make Thanasios happy too.
“Thanasios-sama, would you like to try a bite too?”
Normally, I would never have dared to say such disrespectful things. But the power of the pancakes was tremendous, and I couldn’t help but offer Thanasios a bite.
Thanasios chuckled and opened his mouth.
I pierced the pancake with a fork, loaded it with plenty of berry, butter, and honey sauce, and brought it to Thanasios’ mouth.
The pancake went into Thanasios’ well-shaped lips and he happily chewed on it. Just by looking at his face, I could tell that Thanasios was also happy.
The pancake of happiness. Thanasios’ gift surely contained the blessings of his kind heart.