Chapter 15 : Bouillabaisse Soup
The next day after the《Demon Eater Sword; Bersera》 was completed, I went to Mani’s Smithery and asked her to lend me her cookware to cook the ingredients that I bought yesterday.
In exchange for forging my magic sword, I was going to repay Mani through helping with her daily chores in her smithing… but that was just a pretext. In reality, she was in fact feeding me who had used up all my money to make another magic sword.
Right now… I really did end up as an extremely pitiful man who had to rely on Mani for basically everything….
Mani even teased me with 「We’re just like a married couple, right? You’re the wife though.」 as I put the Meitou [Tomato] into the pan which made me feel extremely embarrassed.
Mani was looking at me with a wide grin on her face.
Oh crap, she seemed to be really enjoying this situation.
Only Mani could crack such a joke without any kind of change in her expression.
And then, this breakfast of ours would be more luxurious than usual…. Or so I wanted to say.
「Ngu, NGU, NGHU…! Uhmp! DELICIOUS, IT’S SUPER DELICIOUS! GOOD JOB, DEAN! 」
….. Until I summoned Beelzebub who then grabbed the pot that contained 《Bouillanaisse》 and poured its entire content into her stomach.
Since she said that she wanted to have a taste of the food of this world, I summoned her avatar with 《Petit Dimordi》 so that she could eat along with us.
…. And then, as soon as she tried a spoonful of the soup, she grabbed the pot and poured the entire content into her mouth. Yes, POURED.
「Yup, though I’ve heard about it before, the food of 《Ilmis》 is delicious indeed! The exact opposite of the nasty food of 《Orgol》! 」
「She’s quite amazing herself, right. Just where in the world did all of the food she ate goto? 」
Mani who sat on my side was looking at Beelzebub with a curious look on her face while I covered my face with my hand due to embarrassment.
I mean, it’s not like Mani has extra savings either.
I never considered the possibilities of Beelzebub eating the entire pot of soup. I was careless.
「The harmony between sweet and sour taste gave birth to an extremely rich flavor! Wonderful! I can feel the passion you put into making this soup for me! I won’t be able to obtain this kind of satisfaction in 《Orgol》! 」
Trying to shift the topic was impossible at this point.
….. Did she really come from a place barren of food cultures?
Oh well, let’s put that matter aside.
「Well although I was reduced to a mere Demon Core, it isn’t a big deal now that I can enjoy the food in 《Ilmis》. Hah! Getting tied to 《Orgol》 for becoming uselessly powerful, the other Rulers of the Seven Deadly Sin were such fools! Getting satisfied with just sucking Ilyun [Spirit Lizard] and Magic Cores forever, they were such fools! 」
Do you think I’m gonna take pity on your nonsense rambling about Orgol?
Just what’s going on with your sense of value?!
And what in the hell you’re doing to Mani’s breakfast?
「The most vexing of all is how much my five senses have dulled since this body is just the avatar created with 《Petit Dimordi》! 」
It seemed her sense of taste was dulled in her current form.
At the very least, please savor the food that you eat instead of chugging it down in one go.
…. Well, it’s not like I could make her vomit the food that she just ate either.
It really couldn’t be helped.
「Very interesting. I heard once before that Devils were a race that fed on Odo. So food might be nothing more than some kind of entertainment to fulfill their greed.」
「I’m sorry Mani, I never expected this to happen…」
I swung 《Demon Eater Sword; Bersera》, that was leaning against the wall just a few seconds ago, like swinging a club toward Beelzebub which canceled 《Petit Dimordi》.
The instant I did so, Beelzebub avatar vanished from our sight.
Even though I just used 《Petit Dimordi》, I didn’t feel exhausted at all.
Apparently, the burden placed on me after Beelzebub’s Demon Core turned into a magic vessel was reduced by a lot because of the huge amount of added stats by the status enhancement granted by the Bersera.
My level was also higher than before.
Currently, if I raise the myt level once more, I may be able to solo a Rat with ease. Also, the sword 《Bersera》’s unique skill which was to snatch my opponents’ power, the《Gluttony’s Edge》, should easily allow me to surpass Gilbert. This should be a rather simple matter.
『A~h! It’s been a long time since I’ve been full like this！ The lingering taste in my mouth, the satisfying feeling of something going into my stomach! SUCH A WASTE FOR IT TO DISAPPEAR TO NOTHINGNESS! 』
Such grumbling transmitted from the 《Bersera.》
「As I thought, there’s nothing left after your avatar vanished.」
Mani was looking at the place where Beelzebub’s avatar vanished just a while ago.
「Sorry…. Shall I make simple dishes again for us? 」
Bowing my head, I apologized to Mani.
「Well she is the same asthe other dangerous Archdevils in regards to asking for compensation for her help, don’t you think? 」
Mani replied in the form of a question with a grin on her lips.
As expected of Mani-san, so generous. A complete opposite of me.
In this moment, I added another line in the 《Things that I borrowed from Mani》 in my memories’ log.
『OOOH! What are you going to cook this time? 』
「… Just stay right there and reflect on the sin that you committed upon us just now.」
『This Mistress is one of the Great Rulers of Seven Deadly Sins you know. You have to pay this Mistress annual tribute for helping you, Dean! 』
…. In that case, you should stop trying to make us die from starvation.
Is it really safe for me to dive into a Demon Labyrinth with this magic sword?
Although I wouldn’t be that troubled if I dived into the 《Den of the Rats》 now, I only felt anxious that my magic sword was trying to first kill me by starvation.
「Is this sword… really safe?」
I guess I’ll go to the Adventurer’s Guild to look for a suitable beginner’s friendly Demon Labyrinth for my debut as a true adventurer, not as a porter.
However, for some reason, there are bad omens that started this morning with Mani’s breakfast… and the fact that starvation may become an issue….
「 It should be safe to use it, maybe. It’s better to be safe than sorry.」
Mani seemed to be enjoying my dilemma.