𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟓𝟔: 𝐀 𝐥𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠
The snack books were taken to Demon King-sama’s room. The magic books were taken by Tyran-san.
After placing the book I received from Tyran-san in my room, I take the remaining cookbook and head to the kitchen. It’s to give Migi-san and Hidari-san the souvenir books.
As expected, they were very happy.
Let’s have a shelf made for the books! We immediately started a meeting on where to place the shelf.
For the time being, these cooking classes will be included in the snack meeting time. I should also study in advance.
That night, Demon King-sama visited my room.
It seems he has already read all the books. Since he couldn’t convey it through the communication device, he wrote it down on a memo and brought it.
“I’m looking forward to it.”
Demon King-sama only said that and left with a smile on his face.
The memo left behind not only listed the names of the snacks but also contained comments and orders such as which parts looked delicious, wanting extra toppings, or desiring strawberries.
I imagine the scene of them writing while reading a book and it brings a smile to my face.
The additional snacks book that I purchased will be read by Demon King-sama first, then by me, Migi-san, and Hidari-san, and finally, it will be stored in the library.
Orphemia-san seems to be shocked by the book, which is completely different from the ones they have collected so far. It seems like a new world has opened up for her.
She started bringing a large number of books that didn’t contain sparkling snacks. With the expanded variety, the amount of purchases increased all at once.
It seems Demon King-sama is also providing money to support it.
However, perhaps because it increased too quickly in a short period of time, there were more duplicate recipes included. Occasionally, the same book was mixed in.
Not only recipe books, but it is common for the cover to change for books that have been loved for a long time. Sometimes, the content also undergoes slight changes, and it seems he buys them as separate books.
However, recently, the cooking books that were rarely borrowed have suddenly increased in lending frequency, so it might be just right after all.
While walking through the castle, there are times when the servants ask me what the meaning of the recipe books is while holding them. It seems they thought it would be more accurate to ask a human since the recipes were made by humans.
However, there are many things that I don’t understand either. Especially for highly specialized ones, I ask Migi-san and Hidari-san before answering.
Sometimes it’s helpful, sometimes it’s not, but the people in the castle seem to be enjoying it.
Ciel-san, one of the demons, has become interested in recipe books after eating snacks.
However, she seems to specialize in just looking at the books and has no intention of making them herself. Even so, she told me while hugging the jar of cookies that she is having a lot of fun.
The demand for recipe books from the people in the Demon King’s Castle is high, and before I knew it, not only the kitchen but also the library had a shelf for cooking books.
I’m not someone who usually searches for books on my own, but Orphemia-san guided me. There’s even a cute sign like a bookstore. It’s delightful to have the books I chose accepted.
As I walk down the hallway with a relaxed expression, I hear footsteps.
It sounds like someone is running. But the footsteps are light for an adult.
Moreover, it’s not just one set of footsteps. I can hear several of them, and it seems Cerberus’ footsteps are mixed in as well.
Is a child being chased by Cerberus?
I need to be careful, I thought as I turned the corner of the hallway.
“Dairy-chan, there you are!”
There stood Demon King-sama with Cerberus and Meti-chan. Instead of being chased, they seem to get along well.
Even with Meti-chan next to them, everyone behaves.
“What’s the matter?”
“What’s the matter? That’s not it. I’ve been trying to reach you multiple times, but you’re not answering at all. This makes the communication device useless.”
Demon King-sama pouts. I hurriedly searched my pockets, but there’s no usual bulge.
It seems I left it in the room. I apologize sincerely.
“I’m sorry. I left it in the room…”
“I thought so, so I had Cerberus look for you.”
“What happened then?”
“The Magic Fortune Flower bloomed, so I came to report it to Demon King-sama!”
“I heard Dairy helped with planting, so I thought of going to see it together.”
“But, it takes time for that flower to bloom.”
According to Gweil-san, it will take at least until the end of the next rainy season after the cold season has completely passed. In the worst case, it could take nearly a year. We are still not even in the rainy season yet.
Isn’t it too early, no matter how you look at it?
“It bloomed early thanks to Dairy-chan.”
“Thanks to me?”
Meti-chan told me excitedly. But all I did was help. Perhaps it was Gweil-san’s good cultivation methods.
“You should see it for yourself.”
“Ojii-chan is waiting, so let’s go quickly!”
With Meti-chan and Demon King-sama holding my hands, Cerberus follows behind us with a trot.
We turn at the familiar corner towards the direction of the flower figurine and head to the backyard.
There, unfamiliar flowers were blooming in the flower bed. They are probably the magic fortune flowers. They are beautiful.
However, for some reason, they are not blooming in all the places where they were planted. Only in some places where I planted them, the flowers were blooming.