|Author: Kiriya Kadzuki||Original Source: Syosetu||Word Count: 1336 characters|
|Translator: Nomad||English Source: Re:Library||Word Count: 862 words|
|Proofreader: Silva||Editor(s): Deximus_Maximus|
“…Do you regret having done that to Luthors’ sister?”
Schenna asked him quietly, Grana replied while looking straight at Luthors’ eyes.
“I regret it ever since I made the new pact with the Hero. But ever since Reesha told me Carla was killed, I can’t even redeem myself anymore. I shut myself away deep in the palace here to atone for my own sins. But then Reesha told me she’d take me to an interesting shop, and here I met Luthors…you, again.”
“Stop that! I don’t want to hear that from you!”
“That you were here gave me hope there I could still find a chance to redeem myself. I can’t die to apologize for it, but I will do anything to atone as if my life depended on it.”
Grana silently bowed deeply to Luthors, but she took hold of his collar and struck him against a wall.
Schenna was too late to stop her, but Luthors did not seem to mind her as she spoke.
“I was part of the group behind the Demon King that brought terror on the people of the continent. And ever since I pleaded my life to Schenna, my second life where I make people happy instead has begun. If you really feel like you made my sister Carla and all those other people unhappy, then work hard here and make even more people smile. That’s your atonement.”
“…Yes, I swear I’ll do that.”
“And also, stop using Schenna’s appearance. From now you should use Carla Raya’s appearance, so you never forget about the sins you committed.”
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Luthors let go of his collar then, and Grana transformed into a girl with short blue hair who somewhat resembled Luthors.
“Is it okay like this?”
“Yeah, just never break this oath.”
After that, Luthors went upstairs to her room, and they decided to leave her there alone for a moment.
Grana only nodded silently. On the front entrance, Sareenea appeared as she came to get dinner.
“Excuse me. I know it’s already past the closing hours, but could I still get anything for dinner?”
“Ah, Sareenea. There aren’t that many ingredients left, is it okay if I just make anything with whatever’s left?”
“Sure, I don’t mind at all. I’m the one asking for too much here anyway.”
Schenna hurried to check the contents of the freezer, then informed Sereneea that there was enough to prepare a meal.
After that, she went to the kitchen and signaled Grana to come too so he could learn.
“I don’t know anything about cooking though, is that okay?”
“It’s okay. It’s really easy compared to all the magic you use.”
Grana took the ingredients they needed from the freezer, and since he was unable to use any sort of attack magic, Schenna lit up the stove. Afterward, they poured some sesame oil in a pan, then lightly fried pork ribs on it before adding carrots, onions, and cabbage. Next, she added some broth made from chicken bones and soy sauce and let it cook. After it had boiled, she added some potato starch and mixed it in, and once it had thickened she took a bowl with cold rice and placed the contents of the pan on top of it.
“And then it’s done. You did pretty well considering it was your first time.”
“It’s only that you’re good at teaching. How do you call this dish?”
“This is Chuukadon. It’s something I used to eat before I was reincarnated in this world.”
“Hehh… It looks like the world where you used to live was filled with a lot of good food.”
With admiration, Grana took a bite from the food that was left in the pan and could only say, “It’s tasty.”
Then Grana took the dish to the table Sareenea was sitting at, and the two glanced at each other for a moment.
“…Thanks for the meal.”
Sareenea held her hands together before she took a spoon and started eating.
She was strangely quiet this time, but in exchange she seemed to be all the more hungry.
And without muttering a single joke, she finished the bowl in an instant.
“It was really tasty. Here’s the payment for the meal.”
“Ah, I’ll bring the change in a…”
“Keep the change. I don’t need it.”
Leaving the gold coin on the table, she stood up and left through the front door.
Schenna felt bad keeping a whole gold coin so she went out trying to chase after Sareenea, but there was no one outside.
“Huh? Where did she go?”
There was a good view of the streets from the outside of the restaurant, so it was impossible for her to be out of view so quickly, but Schenna only could return while tilting her head to one side. Grana had only been watching from a distance, but as Schenna entered he whispered into her ear.
“This is a really interesting place. I’m really glad I got to meet you all…”
Schenna could not understand what he meant, but Grana just went to wash the bowl that had been left in a messy state.