Are you a herbivore? Or a carnivore!?
“… Well then, I’m going to prepare dinner. Mariel-san, take your time unpacking.”
After explaining the facilities of the room, I decided to go to the kitchen to prepare a feast to welcome Mariel-chan and the Carbuncle to the dormitory.
“Oh my, you do housework even though you are a noble?”
The Carbuncle, who was completely relaxed on the sofa, looked at me in surprise.
“Yes, we don’t have a cook in the Special dormitory, so we cook our own breakfast and dinner.”
“Hmm… but well, that’s for the better. Contractors and contracted beasts are easy targets, so we need to protect ourselves. Mariel, I’m counting on you too?”
“I told you to take care of my food, clothing, and shelter, didn’t I? Oh, by the way, I’m mostly a vegetarian.”
I thought so. Was a rabbit’s diet consisting of be grass, vegetables and fruit?
I’m not too sure since in my previous life, I would have just fed them pellets or pet food.
… But, all the Sacred Beasts eat the same food as us without any regard to diet, though?
Is it not necessarily true that the Carbuncle’s diet is the same as that of the rabbits in my past life.
… Let’s check just to be sure.
“Mostly… you mean to say that you can eat other foodstuffs if you want to?”
“Eh? Ah, yeah. It’s not that I can’t eat it, but… I’m not too good with things like meat and fish. It’s not too prosperous for my beauty.”
“Is that so…”
If that’s the case, Orc soup, Orcatsu, and beef bowls might be out?
The only way to find out if a miso soup with katsuobushi is okay is to give it a try.
“You don’t have to think so much about it. It’s okay if you just arrange various vegetables in a beautiful way. Mariel, I’m counting on you.”
“Fueh? On me!?”
Mariel-chan, who had been thinning out since we started talking about cooking, clearly became flustered at the mention of her name.
Mariel-chan, you’re not good at cooking, are you?
“Of course, I’m talking about you. You are my master, so I have lots of expectations from you, you know?”
“I, I, I, I, I, I’m not sure what you are expecting, but I’m sure I will not be able to meet your expectations…!”
Mariel-chan, who looked as if she was bullied, looked very pale and was trembling. Is it really that bad?
“Mariel-san. If it’s a salad, all you have to do is cut it up and serve it.”
“Bu, bu, but…”
“Hey. Even though you just have to cut it up and serve it, it has to be done beautifully, okay? Didn’t I tell you before? I like all things beautiful.”
The Carbuncle explained with a snort from its nose.
“I, I, I will, will, will, do my beshth…!”
Ahhh, Mariel-chan’s trembling was accelerating even more!?
I involuntarily clasped Mariel-chan’s hand tightly.
“Calm down, Mariel-san. It’s time to change your mindset. You are not making a salad, you are decorating a bowl with vegetables. Like clothes.”
“That’s right. You are going to use vegetables as materials and use them to decorate a bowl as if you were making a costume.”
As soon as she heard the word “costume,” Mariel-chan’s trembling stopped and her restless gaze became focused.
“Yes. Leafy greens are clothing fabrics, laces and frills. Tomatoes are jewelry and buttons, and then there’s…”
“… If I think like that, I might be able to do it?”
“I see… using lettuce as a frilly skirt, and carrots as…”
Mariel-chan began to lose herself in her own world as she mumbled and mumbled her way through the design.
The Carbuncle’s flying kick was beautifully aimed at Mariel-chan’s side, and she staggered.