Repairing and Reinforcing the Secret Passage
I randomly picked something to eat.
Shia, Luchila and Milka could eat the same kind of food, so there was nothing to worry about.
However, Grulf would have to avoid anything with too much flavor.
And Gerberga should probably stick to fruits.
“Grulf, would you like some raw meat?”
“He is a spirit beast, so you do not have to worry about that, you know?”
“Is that right?”
“Yes, he can even eat onions just fine.”
“Well, that is impressive.”
A spirit beast, eh? They are not like normal wolves.
Still, I didn’t feel like giving him onions.
And so I went to a stall that sold meat and bought some.
“Here. You can eat this, Grulf.”
“Grulf’s snack looks much better than what I usually have as a meal.”
Milka seemed very shocked.
It made me want to feed her well from now on.
“Luchila. What kind of food does Lord Gerberga like?”
“Hmm. He really likes bugs.”
“Like insects. He also enjoys fruits and vegetables.”
Gerberga sat in Luchila’s arms and directed his very expectant eyes towards me.
“Lord Gerberga, what would you like to eat right now?”
“Would fruits and vegetables do?”
He seemed fine with that option. That was good.
It would have been very tiresome to have to go out and catch some bugs.
And so I searched for a vegetable store and bought a watermelon.
After leaving, I cut the watermelon and gave it to Gerberga.
He seemed very happy.
Still, he would not be able to eat the whole thing by himself.
“Do you want some too, Milka?”
“Are you sure?”
“Yes. Lord Gerberga won’t be able to finish it.”
“See, he said that you can eat some too.”
“Mister Locke, Lord Gerberga. Thank you!”
And so Milka enjoyed the watermelon as well.
We walked home slowly, and when we arrived, Serulis was standing in front of the house.
“I thought you went home?”
“I did, and then I ran back here.”
“I see. That was quick. Did you finish your business?”
After that, Serulis turned to Milka and said,
“Will you show me your cleaning tools?”
“Sure. Look at what I have.”
Milka looked very smug as she showed them to Serulis.
“Hmm, hmmm. Alright, I want to borrow this and this.”
“I don’t mind. But sister Serulis, what are you going to do with them?”
“I am going to clean the bathing room.”
“Cleaning is my job. Leave it to me!”
“Well, we can do it together then.”
So saying, they both left for the bathing room.
I didn’t understand what Serulis’s fixation with the bathing room was, but I decided to leave her alone.