𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟒: 𝐓𝐲𝐫𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐮𝐧𝐬
“By the way, there was one more thing to give to Dairy. A letter arrived from Olivier earlier.”
What Demon King-sama took out was a single letter. The pure white envelope handed to him had the words “To my dear Saint” printed on it.
The reason for not writing the name was probably to avoid being noticed that it was sent by a substitute.
Choosing a stamp instead of writing the address with a pen seems to be for the same reason.
Still, being called “dear Saint” feels somewhat ticklish. It feels like I have been recognized by Olivier-sama.
I return to my room and open the envelope.
It starts with a message expressing concern for my health, followed by immediate apologies.
It seems that the package that was supposed to be sent later could not be retrieved.
It seems that there were consecutive theft incidents when the Apprentice Saints were given free time. Most of them were committed by external perpetrators.
When I was buying clothes at the back alley shop, many Apprentice Saints were visiting high-end stores on the main street. They must have noticed the gathering of souvenirs.
Even without that, it would have been known from their daily lives that the rewards for Apprentice Saints are high, and there were probably some who had saved a considerable amount of money. Some of them even talked about traveling the continent with that money.
The security at the dormitory where the Apprentice Saints live is weak, and since only young women gather there, it may have seemed like a treasure trove to thieves.
However, there was a slight surprise that there was an internal perpetrator. It seems that there was a shock among the Apprentice Saints as well.
As a result of such incidents continuing daily, access to other people’s rooms has become stricter. Naturally, one would expect that.
If forgotten items are found after the room’s owner has left the dormitory, they will be sent to the address written when becoming an Apprentice Saint. Even if a Saint who has completed the process of leaving the dormitory comes to retrieve it, they cannot enter the room and will receive the package in the same manner.
I also fall into that category. It seems that Olivier-sama is not an exception either.
I apologize. If there is any inconvenience, I was asked to inform the wizard without hesitation.
However, I haven’t felt inconvenienced by the fact that the packages haven’t arrived so far. I am grateful that Demon King-sama has provided me with plenty of clothes. I also get to eat delicious meals as much as I want.
The problem is that even though the person herself has no intention of returning to the village, the packages are still being sent to the village.
It feels strange. In a way, it feels like personal belongings. Such an inappropriate word crosses my mind.
But I haven’t actually passed away.
Around the time I receive my salary, I should send a letter to my family. . .I don’t feel like doing it, and I can’t think of what to write.
But someday, my family will come to know about the fact that the Apprentice Saints were given free time, and that Jude chose the princess.
At that time, they will worry if they don’t know about my well-being.
“Sigh. . .I feel heavy.”
Am I a disobedient child for thinking that contacting my family is troublesome?
When I start to feel down, a high-pitched sound comes from the communication device I just received.
I take it out of the bag, Demon King-sama’s face appears.
“I forgot to ask earlier, what’s in tomorrow’s steamed buns?”
The snack call from Demon King-sama makes all the dark feelings I had disappear.
Listening to the voice of the hungry Demon King-sama, I don’t have to think about unnecessary things. It’s probably because I can directly feel the innocence and purity of a child. I almost forget that he is the king of demons.
“I’m thinking of making egg steamed buns.”
“Does it have eggs like in a hot sandwich?”
“No, it’s a steamed bun with a strong egg flavor.”
“Is it delicious?”
“Tyran will surely be delighted and eat a lot. Of course, I will too!”
“Shall I make a little extra?”
“I’m looking forward to it!”
After the call ends, a sweet and fluffy scent tickles my nose.
Thanks to Demon King-sama, when I lie down on the bed, all I think about is snacks. And then, about Tyran-san.
While thinking about how many to bring, I fall asleep.
The next day, when I bring extra steamed buns to Tyran-san, he silently takes the steamed buns and pushes the plate back. One of them is already in Tyran-san’s mouth.
As I stared at him, he let out a frustrated sound, as if urging me to hurry up and hand it over.
Demon King-sama’s prediction was spot on. Perhaps he likes steamed buns.
Despite complaining, “Steamed buns again?” the following day and onwards, he continued to finish them completely.
It was Demon King-sama who got tired of them first.
“Steamed buns are delicious, but I want something different soon.”
“Then, I will prepare something different for tomorrow.”
In response to Demon King-sama’s request, the next day I made several types of cookies. The beautifully patterned swirl cookies were particularly well-received.
I thought Tyran-san would be delighted to be free from steamed buns.
However, as soon as he saw the cookies, his lips pursed.
“Isn’t this still steamed buns. . .”
Even though it had been almost ten days of steamed buns, he still longed for them. . .
Tyran-san might be even more fond of steamed buns than I thought.
『”𝐀𝐰𝐞𝐛𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬.𝐜𝐨𝐦” – 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐚 𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞, 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭r𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 “𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐮𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬” 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐨 “𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬”.』