𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟒𝟓: 𝐅𝐥𝐮𝐟𝐟𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐥𝐮𝐟𝐟𝐲
“Ah, this person.”
“Do you know Dairy-sama?”
“…Why do you think so?”
“I can smell Dairy-sama’s scent from this person. Even though they are a demon, it’s troublesome to be brought here without permission.”
I don’t have a habit of wearing perfumes or anything fragrant, and I haven’t done anything to sweat today.
Could it be that I have a strange smell or something?!
If that’s the case, it’s quite shocking.
I’m currently using the soap provided by the Demon King’s Castle, but if the body odor is a concern, maybe I should prepare something different.
Should I tell Migi-san and Hidari-san to serve more vegetables? No, first I should confirm the smell that demons find unpleasant and adjust accordingly.
In my panic, Ciel-san reveals the truth in a flat voice.
“No, our clan is skilled in manipulating the wind, so we are sensitive to scents.”
If it were when I first came to the Demon King’s Castle, the distance was still far, but now that we have gotten closer, that voice stings my chest. But it makes sense that they are skilled in wind magic.
“Indeed, the magic during dehydration was amazing!”
When I was taught the laundry method, I saw Ciel-san’s magic, and it was truly amazing.
The towel would float up smoothly and then dry in an instant.
But it doesn’t dry too much to become stiff, and it has a fluffy finish.
Truly a craftsmanship. It seems that there are few among the servants who have reached that level.
I am also practicing, but reaching that level is still a long way off.
I nod with a sense of nostalgia for the scene during laundry. Then, Ciel-san widens their eyes.
“…Could it be, Dairy-sama?”
“Tyran-san used transformation magic on me.”
After revealing the truth, Ciel-san breathes out in admiration.
“I didn’t notice. Can I take a closer look?”
“Yeah, I transformed into a demon for the first time, please let me know if there is anything strange.”
“Anything strange… The horns are well-made too.”
“They are properly firm when touched.”
“I thought I understood Tyran-sama’s power, but I never expected it to be this much… By the way, this outfit would suit your usual appearance as well.”
I feel like the conversation has shifted a bit, or is it just my imagination?
Although the clothes are part of the transformation magic, Ciel-san carefully examines the colors and details of the decorations.
But Tyran-san doesn’t seem to mind. In fact, he seems happy to be praised.
“Based on the clothes I saw in the human realm.”
“May I ask for the name of the store? I would like to use it as a reference when buying new clothes.”
“Hold on a moment. I’ll draw a map. When I went last month, there were already a few clothes for the cold season, so if we go now, there should be quite a number available.”
Tyran-san smoothly runs his pen and hands a memo to Ciel-san. It seems like a natural flow, but my opinion on the clothes I will be wearing is not being sought.
Well, the clothes prepared for me are all easy to move in, so I’m not in trouble.
Rather, being told that they are clothes for the cold season reminded me that it’s about time for a change of clothes.
When I first arrived, I thought about borrowing something that I could wear as a layer when it got cold, but I have been provided with various clothes.
Moreover, the Demon King’s Castle has air conditioning, and I only feel the cold or heat when I go out to the backyard.
I’ll just make excuses to myself that it’s understandable to be unfamiliar with seasons and changing clothes.
I wait for Tyran-san and Ciel-san to finish exchanging information, and this time I head towards Demon King-sama.
But as expected of Demon King-sama, he immediately saw through it.
“Dairy, what’s with that appearance?”
He didn’t even have a hint of doubt. It seems Tyran-san also expected this to happen.
So I was found out, and I scratched the back of my neck. I look a little frustrated.
Perhaps Tyran-san sometimes cares about Demon King-sama in strange ways not because he is the demon king, but simply because he has more power than himself.
“If you’re interested in transformation magic, I had Tyran-san use it on me.”
“In that case, I’m better at it!”
As soon as Demon King-sama said that, he flicked his finger.
Suddenly, my body was enveloped in smoke, and my outfit changed completely. I was wearing the same maid uniform as Ciel-san.
But that’s not all.
If I reach for my head, instead of horns, there is something fluffy. And there is a fluffy white tail attached to my rear.
“I took references from maids and Cerberus.”
Just like when I had the horns, the texture reproduction is high this time as well. Even though I understand that these are things attached to myself, I can’t help but reach out to touch the ears and tail.
While enjoying the fluffiness, I noticed that Tyran-san’s face looked much more frustrated than before. I wonder if there are different levels of difficulty in transformation magic.
“Do you like it?”
“I see! Then, can I have cookies as a reward?”
“…By any chance, did you notice me because you smelled the cookies?”
“You can tell just by looking. But even if I can’t see, I can recognize Dairy. After all, Dairy always has a sweet scent!”
Demon King-sama proudly puffs out his chest.
If I promise to provide various types of cookies for tomorrow’s snack, he will be overjoyed and change my outfit, eye color, and hair color.
It seems that Demon King-sama also likes the fluffiness. The ears and tail remained fixed, and he enjoyed the fluffiness from the middle.
When it was time to end, the one who seemed the most disappointed was not Demon King-sama, but Tyran-san, which was a bit surprising.
“…By combining… and activating simultaneously, or rather, activating all at once like hardening, would it immobilize the movement? Is it better to activate it with a delay for this soft release? But to activate it at a consistent interval, the best method would be to use enchantment magic, but to stagger the activation timing… I need to apply magic… Is that the way to go? But it would be meaningless if it unravels halfway.”
He mutters words filled with specialized terms, and I have no idea what he’s talking about. But I think he was able to obtain something good for himself.
Having unchanging days is nice, but it’s also good to occasionally challenge something different.
『”ᴀᴡᴇʙsᴛᴏʀɪᴇs.ᴄᴏᴍ” – ᴅɪsᴄᴏᴠᴇʀ ᴀ ᴄᴀᴘᴛɪᴠᴀᴛɪɴɢ ᴡᴏʀʟᴅ ᴏғ ʟᴏᴠᴇ, ᴘᴀssɪᴏɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀᴅᴠᴇɴᴛᴜʀᴇ, wʜᴇʀᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ɪɴᴅᴜʟɢᴇ ɪɴ ᴀ ᴄᴏʟʟᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏғ ᴛʀᴀɴsʟᴀᴛᴇᴅ ɴᴏᴠᴇʟs ᴡɪᴛʜ “ᴅᴀɪʟʏ ᴜᴘᴅᴀᴛᴇs” ᴀɴᴅ ᴇxᴄʟᴜsɪᴠᴇ ᴀᴄᴄᴇss ᴛᴏ “ᴀᴅᴠᴀɴᴄᴇᴅ ᴄʜᴀᴘᴛᴇʀs”.』