𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟑𝟔: 𝐌𝐞𝐭𝐢 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐆𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐥
“No, that’s not it. I’m curious about Dairy-chan’s flowers too. I’m looking forward to it.”
“The flowers we plant today will be completely different depending on who plants them.”
While our hands are connected and swaying, Meti-chan tells me about her flowers.
It seems her flowers are like soap bubbles.
After planting them for a while, a transparent and sparkling ball the size of a child’s hands was formed. A few days later, small buds gradually appeared inside, and in the end, a flower garden bloomed inside the soap bubble. She proudly told me about it.
It must be like a flower balloon.
In my previous life, I often received them as gifts for celebrations, and I remember seeing them at my senior’s wedding. I decided to have them at my own wedding. . .and I remember unnecessary things, causing a slight pain in my heart.
“If the same flower blooms again, I’ll give it to Dairy-chan.”
Meti-chan’s pure smile purifies those feelings as well. Indeed, children are wonderful. With no ulterior motives, we can interact with them with pure feelings.
Demon King-sama is adorable too, but there is a different kind of cuteness between boys and girls. As I watch these children figure, my longing for a child and envy for a younger sister gradually ease.
Of course, that doesn’t mean my desire for a child has disappeared.
But I don’t feel unhappy because I don’t have children. This place makes me forget such feelings of inferiority.
“I’m looking forward to it.”
Even if it’s similar to a flower balloon, flowers won’t grow inside a balloon.
Moreover, it’s impossible to have a flower garden. It’s a feat that can only be accomplished because the flowers are alive and because it’s the Demon Realm where they grow.
“Yeah! But I want to see different flowers too.”
“Don’t you always get the same flower?”
“Ojii-chan said that sometimes the same flower blooms, and sometimes different flowers bloom. That’s why I’m excited.”
“I see. It’s exciting.”
With a sense of excitement, Meti-chan starts shaking her hands vigorously, and we go out to the garden together. There, Gweil-san is preparing, surrounded by a large number of planters.
“I’m sorry for asking you to help, Miss.”
“No, I was curious about what kind of flowers they are too. Is this the famous flower?”
Today, I am helping with the replanting of a certain special flower.
It seems that they are grown without exposing them to moonlight for a while after planting the seeds, and when they grow to a certain size, they are replanted. Moreover, it is clearly determined that the day of replanting is twenty days after planting the seeds, under the moonlight. It is a very sensitive flower that will wither if more than twenty days pass.
Because the conditions for blooming are strict, there are almost no naturally growing flowers, and the seeds are also very precious. Tyran-san brought them here.
He apparently found them while adventuring before and presented them to Demon King-sama as a sign of getting closer.
Not only do they bloom into beautiful flowers, but the seeds also become a universal medicine. Demon King-sama said, “I’m not interested, so you can have it,” and gave it to Gweil-san.
It’s very much like Demon King-sama.
However, Gweil-san, who received the flowers given by Demon King-sama, is burning with the desire to make them bloom!
The contents of the planters are the same flowers, but Gweil-san is so determined that they must not be exposed to moonlight even for a moment, so they are being grown in multiple locations.
However, as a result of being too determined, the quantity has become too much, and it became doubtful whether the replanting would be completed overnight. When Gweil-san was at a loss due to this paradoxical situation, I happened to pass by and offered to help.
Perhaps because Gweil-san looks similar to my father, every time we meet, he worries about whether I’m sleeping well and eating properly. If I’m struggling with what to write in a letter to my family, he’s always there to offer advice.
Previously, Meti-chan guided me to this place because Gweil-san advised that if I couldn’t write words, I could draw pictures.
Although the flowers of the Demon Realm are different from those in the human realm, my family probably won’t notice. The picture I completed after half a day of drawing received praise from Gweil-san and Meti-chan.
Thanks to them, I learned that I can convey that I am having a good time even without words.
So, I had been thinking about how I could repay them. For me, the replanting was just the right opportunity.
However, even though I had heard that there were a large quantity, it is much more than I imagined. If Meti-chan and I were to work on this, it would indeed be a headache-inducing amount.
It’s just barely enough for the three of us.
It was good that Ciel-san prepared towels for us.
“Oh, by the way, I’m going to cast healing and strengthening spells on this now, so feel free to use it if you’d like. It should make you a little less tired.”
I cast the magic and hand it to the two of them.
Anticipating that they might wear it around their necks, I had Meti-chan’s prepared a slightly shorter one.