After playing with Grulf for a while, I stood up.
Grulf looked like he wanted to play more.
“It’s almost time for dinner. I have to prepare.”
Grulf was very excited. His tail was wagging wildly.
He was reacting to the word ‘food.’
“After all, Milka is busy helping Philly now.”
And so we would go out and buy some random groceries and come back and cook them.
Just simple stuff, like cooking meat and making soup.
As I was cooking, Grulf would run in a circle around me.
“Don’t worry, I’m making some for you too.”
When I was almost finished, Serulis came to the kitchen after finishing her bath.
Lord Gerberga was on her shoulder and Nia was also with her.
“I’ll help you!”
“Thank you. But I’m mostly finished here.”
Nia bowed apologetically.
“It’s something that I should have done, and I’m sorry to have forgotten.”
“Don’t worry about it. Anyone who is free should do it.”
Perhaps they had smelled the food because now Milka and Luchila also arrived.
“Thank you for preparing dinner for me!”
“Thank you, Mister Locke.”
“Were you able to help Philly?”
“Yes. Though, she was teaching us while we did it!”
“It was very different from magic and quite interesting.”
Luchila and Milka were now interested in alchemy, it seemed.
They should learn everything that they could.
“Alright. Help me carry the food to the dining room now.”
“Leave it to me.”
And so we all worked together to carry the food to the dining room. Shia, Philly, and Tama were waiting there.
“I made some for you too, Tama.”
Tama’s tail wagged happily.
And so we all sat down to eat dinner.
“By the way, Shia. What did you all receive yesterday?”
“Medals and reward money.”
The chiefs of the beastkin wolves had gathered together at the palace yesterday so Eric could reward them.
I did not attend. I didn’t want to draw any attention.
“He didn’t grant you any new titles?”
“It would affect the other nobles if he did. It is a very complicated matter.”
Philly said with a serious expression. Perhaps she was right.
When we were about halfway through with dinner:
“Ah, I see you are all eating! Excuse me! I seem to have visited during dinner time again!”
Kathe said as she burst in energetically. She always seemed to visit when it was dinner.
“Do you want to eat too, Kathe?”
“Do-do you mean it?”
She always pretended to be modest. And as always, I answered,
I put some food in front of her and she thanked me as she started to eat.
“Good! It’s so good!”
As the person who made it, I knew it wasn’t that great at all.