𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟓𝟐: 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐨𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐧𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐬
“Hmm~ hehe~ hmm~.”
While reading a recipe book borrowed from the library, I decided on this week’s snack.
I combine delicious-looking and manageable recipes and discuss them with Migi-san and Hidari-san.
I mustn’t forget to check the necessary ingredients. It wasn’t a big concern before since there were only five of us, but with more people to feed, the quantity of ingredients has increased significantly.
By starting to distribute snacks to the staff as well, snacks have become part of the welfare benefits.
Ciel-san told me that I don’t need to worry about the cost of ingredients, but they want me to increase the frequency of distributing snacks to other staff members.
I was greatly surprised to learn that there is such a thing as welfare benefits in this world, but it seems that Demon-san and Ciel-san, who are in charge of personnel matters, discussed and decided on it.
It seems that the name “snack saint” has spread not only within the Demon King’s Castle but throughout the Demon World, becoming a small rumor.
The personnel department has taken notice of this and started moving towards acquiring new talent.
As a result, my salary has increased a bit, and the pantry has become larger. It turns out that the adjacent room was originally an empty room, so we immediately started breaking down the walls.
With the room becoming larger, I had to reapply the quality preservation magic, but Demon King-sama simply flicked his finger.
Indeed, Demon King-sama’s magic is on a different level. Tyran-san was also frustrated by how easily he did it…
So, the pantry has become larger, but the consumption has also increased, so now we need to submit a request for the amount we will use.
They said they will buy more if we run out. By the way, Migi-san and Hidari-san will manage everyday items like flour and sugar.
I feel like I’m being fully integrated as a member of the Demon King’s Castle.
“I think it’s time to change the snacks I make.”
Currently, most of the snack books in the library were selected by Orphemia-san.
Although there’s been a focus on making them delicious recently, there is still a bias towards visually appealing snacks.
Compared to other books, the number of snack books is overwhelmingly small, and the variety is limited.
To fulfill Demon King-sama’s request of “wanting to eat a variety of things,” I have been using my knowledge from my previous life and doing various research, but it seems that I’m reaching my limit with the current situation.
I still have plenty of knowledge about simple snack making, but I lack knowledge about ingredients and this world.
Since Migi-san and Hidari-san are also unfamiliar with many dishes and ingredients, it would be troublesome if I casually mentioned a certain ingredient…
It would be fine if it exists, but if it doesn’t, it would be a problem later when they ask where I learned about it.
I want to keep the fact that I have memories from my previous life a secret as much as possible.
While trying to cover that up, I continue to ponder what to tell Orphemia-san.
“I wish I could go to a bookstore, but is it okay for me to be taken to the human realm?”
It has been a while since I came to the demon world, and I have never returned to the human realm.
After all, I always entrust letters to Tyran-san, and I ask him to buy notebooks for me. I have clothes provided by the Demon King’s Castle and the ones Olivier-sama gave me.
With ingredients and books in place, and good relationships with the people in the Demon King’s Castle, I had no reason to go there.
But when I think about going there, what comes to mind is the mysterious role of “biological reaction.”
I still don’t know what it means or whether I am fulfilling that role. But I know that there is a reason for me to be in the demon world.
“Tyran-san would probably oppose it, but… well, I’ll just ask.”
Tyran-san tells me when something is not allowed.
He doesn’t always tell me the detailed reasons, but there must be some reason behind it. I know that he doesn’t reject things without a reason.
Besides, this is not just my problem; it is a matter related to the snack reform of the entire Demon King’s Castle. It would be a waste to make it seem like it was my unilateral decision.
“Make haste,” I say as I tidy up the books and notebooks and leave the room.
If I head straight to the king’s chamber, Tyran-san is still there.
It seems like they have been talking non-stop since the snack ended, wanting a new perspective for their research. I wait for the conversation to finish.
“I made you wait. So, Dairy, what’s the matter?”
“Actually, I want you to take me to a bookstore in the human realm.”
“Aren’t the books in the library enough?”
“The books in the library are helpful, but I still want to see and choose for myself to make a wider variety of snacks…”
“I see. I’m also happy to be able to eat more snacks than now. But whether Tyran will allow it…”
“If it’s just buying books, it’s fine.”
“Is that okay?!”
Honestly, I didn’t expect the permission to be granted so easily.
Not only me, but Demon King-sama also seems surprised. He asks if it’s really okay. But Tyran-san continues his words as if it’s nothing.
“It’s fine for once. However, I can’t promise a second time, and I will have to use transformation magic.”
So, it means if we pretend to be someone else.
I’m fine as long as I can see the books. I don’t care about appearances.
I met Tyran-san after coming to the Demon King’s Castle. Originally, we didn’t even have any contact, so it might be inconvenient if people see us together.
Last time was purely for fun, but it was probably magic meant for situations like this.