Vampire Princess Chapter 3 Intermission I
Delicious Food Worship
This is the sequel of the previous one.
“I want pork.”
In the open storefront, towards my impolite request the ramen shop owner “Tonkotsu the Great” who was one of the lesser demons, looked at me fondly with an understanding expression and nodded solemnly.
“I understand, Princess.”
Then, he walked toward the corner where his employee, a High Orc who watched over the preparation progress, was and gave him instructions.
“Hoi, close the shop curtain. Later, hang the closed sign. –You’re still green, but I’ll leave the shop to you.”
The employee responded with teary eyes.
“--? I only asked for pork, why it becoming something like a final farewell?”
At that time I felt a really bad premonition.
Then as if it’s something “obvious” he answered me, “Pork—that would mean you want my (Orc King) life.”
Because that answer was mostly expected, I fell, prostrated on the counter.
“How did it become like that! Then what if I said I wanted beef?!”
“Then that would mean I should kill and bring to you either Minotaur, the owner of the Gyuudon shop diagonally opposite from here, or Shiyuu, the blacksmith.”
Gaijin answered without a shred of cloud in his eyes. Even the High Orc employee nodded in agreement.
“Then if I said I want vegetables!?”
“Burn down the Yggdrasil forest behind the castle. Oh, as expected, starting a war against plant type monsters makes me want to go all out.”
Gaijin’s eyes shone. By the way, Yggdrasil is a paid gacha prize. After I planted 5 or 6 of them, before I noticed it had changed into a forest with giant trees that would make your eyes pop out. It became something similar to sacred grounds for plant type monsters or high elves.
Also, I wonder what happened with the one “Legendary Tree” with unknown origins which I planted there. If it became a place for confessions, I honestly will become angry.
Wait, if you burn that forest down, won’t it become civil war!? Will this country fall into civil war just because I want to eat vegetables!??
…then, I asked in desperation.
“Then, what if I ask for mutton?!”
Gaijin folded his arms with a difficult expression.
“Human, huh? Since there’s none in this place, then I must go down to hunt, it’ll take some time…”
“Why does mutton become ‘human’ meat’?!”
“Eh, you didn’t know? In a certain country humans were called “bipedal sheep.” They called them sheep with two legs and ate them… well, for me, I prefer the animal one. Since the taste of human greatly depending on their environment, it’s hard to find something to my taste.”
At this situation, “Is there no normal meat?!”, “Don’t talk as they’re it’s the same!!”, or “Why do you know something that even I don’t know!?”, I wonder which retort I should use.
“Then…what if I ask you to get chicken meat!?”
“Then I will introduce you to butcher in main streets.”
“Why is only the answer for chicken meat normal!? Or rather, if there’s a butcher then tell me that from the beginning!!”
Unintentionally, the stress that was building up inside me exploded, I raised the chair overhead and stepped onto the counter. In that instant, Gaijin’s complexion changed,
“This is bad, Princess went berserk again! Help me, hold her down!”
At the same time as he called out to his employees, he activated the skill “Orc Summon” which summoned a dozen Orc soldiers.
“Blood! Prepare blood!!”
“It’s only pig blood, we already have five buckets!”
“Then, use that! I will hold her down, you guys pour all of it!”
“Don’t pour it~~~!! Or rather, there are some entrails floating in there!!”
All my screams ended in vain, being surrounded and captured by their joined forces (since the shop is narrow I can’t run, and I also can’t win with my strength), the blood and entrails were poured onto me.
After that, I borrowed the bath and changed my clothes, then explained to Gaijin again from the very beginning.
“…As I said, I only want to cook normally, I don’t have any weird intentions. Ah, also I want to borrow a place to cook.”
“Huh… Princess wants to cook?”
Why when I said that I wanted to cook they looked at me as if I announced a dog running in circles chasing its own tail?
I usually cook on my own for all three meals I had (though when I had a part time job I ate at the staff canteen on the second floor of the supermarket I worked at), even in game, I raised my cooking skill meaninglessly until the counter stopped.
“Even though Princess doesn’t cook, with one order a dragon will grill itself, or you can just eat a pixy raw, or do you want to prepare them all at once? If Princess really wants to eat, everyone will voluntarily lie on the chopping board.”
Were the inhabitants of this country all like that? A rabbit that will fly into fire, something which appeared in old folk stories.
“That’s not it, I don’t want others to prepare it for me, since I’m visiting someone. I want to cook by myself.”
Gaijin tilted his head with an expression as if he heard some kind of difficult formula. Well, for people from this country that’s something that’s far from their own common sense. They won’t even catch cold I’d say. (TL: stupid)
First, let’s talk to him about what happened awhile ago.
“I’m really sorry. I don’t know how I should make up for this…”
Toward my apologies for the Nth time, Joey who sat in the inn’s bed also answered for the Nth time.
“As I said, you don’t have to mind it. At any rate the one at fault is that beastman bastard anyway, and I who accepted the escort request, yet was unable to protect you is the one who is at fault the most.”
Actually, he was scolded harshly by Gald-sensei because of that, Joey smiled wryly as he said it.
“ ’Protecting’ doesn’t mean you should confront an enemy who you have no chance of victory against. We are the jack of all trades, we must think of the safety of our client as our main priority and use ANY methods—not only fighting, to protect them. You can make use of advantageous terrain to run around, or quickly inform us about it.””
After that, he was told that it might be too early for him to get D-rank, and he became really afraid that he might be demoted. Ah, this is also the second request that I can’t fulfil in the end, he laughed in carefree manner.
However, how should I put it, despite having a near death experience twice, he has no intention of giving up on being an adventurer. In another sense he might be really talented.
“Leaving aside the Animaru case, what I did to you after that is completely my fault. If the Beast King didn’t treat you, certainly you would already been dead.”
I shook my head lightly and look at my feet. The sight of a balloon skirt encased with a rose corsage and the floor entered my eyes.
“Well, that’s something akin to a sickness right? Then you’re not in the wrong.”
I explained roughly about the special characteristic of a vampire princess, but somehow he understood it that way. That innocence on the contrary hurt me even more, and the feeling of guilt in my heart increased…
“…No, despite knowing that possibility yet being unable to provide proper measures is my fault. As I thought, I won’t be satisfied with this. –At least hit me once!”
When I rose my head, Joey’s eyes and mouth opened wide and in a hurry he shook his head diagonally.
“No way no way no way! There’s no way I could do that. Moreover hitting a girl is a bit—“
“You don’t have to mind my gender. You can treat it as if I am your close male friend, or someone you hate—or just thinking that the one in front of you is that Animaru and hit as hard as you can.”
“What kind of logic is that?! Or rather, I absolutely can’t do that!”
Hmmm… certainly my appearance is completely a girl, perhaps it’s difficult to accept something like that.
“…I am troubled.”
“I should be the one troubled here…”
It seems I heard Joey muttering something, but since I was in deep thought it passed through one ear and left through the other.
I threw my gaze around the room he’s staying in. It’s different from the cheap inns on the outskirts that he stayed at when he was an F rank. This place is akin to lower-middle class stuff. The room is bigger, there’s even a desk and chair (where I am sitting right now), and also a wardrobe to keep equipment.
The bed is also fairly nice, there’s a side chest beside it and that’s where my get well gift was: a bouquet of roses which was put in a vase and decorated this place (the landlady not only lent the vase, she even arranged it for me).
Then, when I saw the tableware with leftover food beside it, I tilted my head in puzzlement.
“You don’t have an appetite? There’s still around half left.”
“Aah—“ noticing my gaze Joey smile wryly. “Even though I’m sick, I still feel tired of eating risotto everyday……that said I only feel a bit dizzy, it’s not like I’m wounded somewhere.”
“That dizziness is caused by lack of blood. That’s because even though your stamina is back the blood is still lost.”
Hmmm, since he lacks blood—then food which can increase his blood is necessary. To make blood you need protein, then that would mean meat. Other things are dairy products, something like cheese. Vegetables are also good for blood vessels, for quick energy recovery then it’s grains or oil, also sugar. Then, “that” might be good. It’s easy to eat too.
“—then, I will cook an easy to eat food and bring it to you when I visit tomorrow, as an apology.”
At my suggestion, Joey’s expression turned complicated.
“Cooking…. You will?”
“……That’s rude. I don’t care if you’re unable to stand up because of the surprise after eating it!”
“Haa, I see…”
Gaijin threw out a random answer with a face as if he’s understanding yet he doesn’t understand.
“Then, what do you want to make, Princess?”
“When it comes to meat, cheese, vegetables, and bread, of course that would mean a cheeseburger!”
“Hamburger huh? Then how about we buy it from the rivalling burger shops on the main road, ‘Death Burger’, ‘Burger in Monster’ or ‘Dung Beetle Burger Shop’?”
What a bunch of scarily named stores.
“…No, if we bought from there then that would mean it’s not handmade.”
I won’t be able to look him in the face anymore if my get well gift dealt a coup-de-grace to him.
Then the next day Joey, who ate the cheeseburger Hiyuki made, was impressed by its deliciousness.
“It’s delicious! What is this thing!?”
As she looked at him while he happily ate in surprise, Hiyuki puffed her chest with pride and proclaimed,
“How is that, it’s pretty good, isn’t it?”
“This is incredibly delicious! It’ll be great if I can eat this cooking every day.”
Joey looked at Hiyuki with meaningful glance, but Hiyuki who didn’t notice it frowned and tilted her head a little,
“If you eat it every day, won’t the calories be bad for your body? Well, if it’s only once in awhile it won’t become a problem, so I’ll teach the landlady the recipe later.”
That answer dealt a coup-de-grace to the young boy’s heart.
Later, the hamburger from this inn became famous and hamburgers were introduced to the all nations in the continent.
And perhaps there will be new dishes which are inspired from this.
(TL notes: I want the cheeseburger Hiyuki made)
LOL i feel bad for him XDReplyDelete
also that reaction to any of the stuff she asked about was awesome XD
shocked he easily forgave her though most people would be scared shitless after that.
almost forgot~ thanks for the chapter :DReplyDelete
Thanks for the chapter! Lol at all the trolling she got. XDReplyDelete
if u want another one made by Hiyuki, just get bitReplyDelete
Don't touch the burger. It's mutton patty.ReplyDelete
“Eh, you didn’t know? In a certain country humans were called “bipedal sheep.”ReplyDelete
Overlord refference ?
I think overlord also taking it from somewhere else...Delete
I want to taste it too!
Thank you very much.
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Nepu evolved again! .. and you are everywhere!Delete
Poor Joey got friendzoned xD, thanks for the chapter!ReplyDelete
Can I haz cheeseburger?!?!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!
If Hiyuki-tan want chicken, isn't we suppose to hunt down Phoenix or Garuda?ReplyDelete
Those monsters reminds me of Punie's vegetables army; to die as ingredients is a big honor for them.ReplyDelete
Hiyuki's homemade cooking!? How envious Joey hahaha. But it's too bad for him that he's completely friend zoned x.xReplyDelete
Thanks for the Hiyuki cuteness!
Friend zone is a start you know. There's just not many point of him to become an equal partner for her for now. He is a dolt and he is weak as well. Not exactly attractive to a queen tier girl where she manage a nation.Delete
So basically she cooking for joey after she killed Animaru then why she isn't contacting Tengai and others, because while they are having a fluffy light mood around joey her retainers are having a great pinch because of Lubbock and this shitty Chain of Command thing she should contact them and clarify them that she's the only master they should obey.ReplyDelete
Still dont like Joey, but i will him some points for his tenacity. Tho his stupidity, ignorance and naivity is beyond helpReplyDelete
Thanks for the chapter! Its like is she even was a guy before she died?ReplyDelete
I must commend Joey for having the guts to sneak in the subtle "will you marry me?" question.ReplyDelete
I reaallllly hope she doesn't consider Joey as a possible mate *crosses fingers*ReplyDelete
I want to be fed by the princessReplyDelete
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"That answer dealt a coup-de-grace to the young boy’s heart."ReplyDelete
she always thought that Joey is dense and Miya is late bloomer yet her reaction is worse XD