𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟑𝟎: 𝐀𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐜
“It looks beautiful.”
“It’s so translucent.”
“Not only does it look good, but it also tastes good. Would you like to have a taste?”
“Is that okay?!”
“Tasting is a privilege of the cook.”
The part I avoided is for tasting.
I scoop it up with a spoon and offer one to each of them.
Both of them gulp and bring the spoon to their mouths.
And they start swaying. It seems the apricot jam turned out well.
“While it cools down, I’m thinking of making ice cream to go with it. Can you help me?”
“Let’s make a lot!”
With that, we start preparing promptly.
In front of me are three small bowls and a set of ingredients and measuring tools. While the two of them make ice, I diligently mix the ingredients together.
I enchant all three wooden spoons and hand them over with the bowls.
After that, the three of us just knead the mixture.
Although the workload is not heavy, it’s a plain task.
Just having someone do it together makes me feel relieved.
“I wish I could use magic other than enchantment, like ice magic.”
“If it’s Dairy-san, I think you’ll be able to use it right away.”
“It would be nice if we could teach magic in return for teaching us cooking, but unfortunately, it’s mostly specialized in cooking. . .”
“I’m sorry for not being able to help.”
I become anxious as they bow their heads. I was just complaining about my own powerlessness.
I quickly wave my hands to dismiss it.
“No, no. You two always make delicious meals for me!”
“I heard that there are many magic books in the library, so it might be a good idea to go and check it out.”
“We don’t know much, but there’s a demon in there who is knowledgeable about books. If you’re in trouble, you should try asking her.”
“Thank you. I’ll go later.”
A demon who is knowledgeable about books, huh? I wonder what kind of person they are.
Come to think of it, it has been over half a month since I came to the Demon King’s Castle, but I have only moved to designated places. I have only interacted with the people I met on the first day.
Although we pass each other in the hallway, we only exchange a brief nod.
When I received the communication device from Demon King-sama, he told me to use it when I get lost.
Even if those words were used as an excuse for snacks, it must be within Demon King’s expectations to explore the Demon King’s Castle.
It’s a good opportunity. While serving the ice cream, I decided to ask Demon King-sama.
If I get permission, I would like to peek into places other than the library. My wish is easily granted.
“The demon in the library? If you’re curious, it’s best to go there directly. That person is usually in the library. Besides, there are many snack books in the library too! It would be good for future reference.”
This time, snacks come with it, but the information that there are snack books is delightful.
Even though I have a hobby of making sweets, I don’t remember the precise measurements, and there may be ingredients that don’t exist in this world.
On the other hand, there might be new ingredients in this world that I don’t know about.
With different cultures, even the same ingredients can lead to different food cultures. Books are a collection of knowledge. There is a lot to learn besides studying magic. With that in mind, I feel motivated.
『”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”.』
“If it’s about choosing magic books, even I can do it, so feel free to ask me.”
“Tyran-san? Won’t you say that I’m getting in the way if I go?”
I wonder what kind of change of heart it is for someone who has recently started taking snack breaks.
When I give him a suspicious look, Tyran-san furrows his brow.
“It’s a gesture of gratitude for the ice cream! I would do something like that too. . .But yeah, if you’re curious, give me some jam. You have more, right? I’ll eat it with bread.”
“In that case, I’ll bring it to your room later.”
I see. He seems to have liked not only the ice cream but also the jam.
It must be quite a demand to ask for something in return. It’s a positive progress that he has started thinking about meals on his own.
In Tyran-san’s case, I feel like he would keep eating what he likes, but first, it’s important to get him to eat a proper meal.
As I find his grumpy attitude endearing, Demon King-sama pulls on my sleeve.
“Hey, Dairy. I want to eat it with bread too.”
“Then, let’s have pancakes for tomorrow’s snack. Let’s put plenty of jam on them and enjoy.”
I made a promise with Tyran-san to bring the jam bottle and collect the plates. After finishing the dishes, I take the bottle and leave the kitchen.
Then, Ciel-san was waiting for me.
“I have been instructed to guide you to the library.”
“Thank you. Can I stop by Tyran-san’s room first? I want to deliver this.”
Ciel-san bows slowly and starts walking.
After delivering the jam to Tyran-san, she heads towards the stairs. It seems that the library is on the upper floor.
Following her brisk steps, we reach a large door at the end of the second floor.