The Pancake of Happiness

幸せのパンケーキ


[cut to beach]

Medea Lily
Um, it should be around here…

Medea Lily
Ah, please wait for a moment, Master!
I’ll do a search for it right away!

Mashu
Sigh… so we really ended up coming, Senpai.
There’s no going back anymore.

Dr Roman
Yeah… who knows what kind of Sabbath we’re about to start here.
It’ll be a test of your courage.

  1. Ha ha, don’t be so dramatic, you two.
  2. You two still think that this is a bad idea?

Mashu
It’s more like it makes my head hurt…
Please think back to what happened one hour ago, Senpai.

[cut to Chaldea earlier]

Medea Lily
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Da Vinci
Oh? It looks like you’re in high spirits as usual, Medea.
I heard that you managed to put an end to the fight between the King of Heroes and the King of Conquerors.

Da Vinci
Really, stopping those two when they’re serious? It’s not something the average Heroic Spirit can manage.

Da Vinci
What’s your secret?
A curse or something wouldn’t have worked on those two.

Medea Lily
Oh, no, the two of them weren’t arguing because of hate.

Medea Lily
They just had a difference of opinions.
We found a proper common ground to settle…

Medea Lily
…and in the end, I served them some pancakes.
If there’s trouble, pancakes. Even if there isn’t, pancakes ♡

Da Vinci
I-I see.
But cakes and such didn’t exist in your era, did they?

Medea Lily
I’ve learned since I was summoned to the current era.

Medea Lily
I’m blessed to be able to study something so fascinating besides magecraft.
And to have that something be enjoyed by others ♡

Da Vinci
(I see… there’s really no way to win.
Even a dragon would stop fighting if exposed to such an aura of bliss…)

Medea Lily
Oh, but… there have been problems lately.
Chaldea’s stockpiles, well…

Da Vinci
Ah, that’s right.
We have enough supplies for a year, but not enough for sweets as well.

Da Vinci
Can’t you manage it with magecraft?

Medea Lily
Yes, once I reach the shift destination, I can transmute whatever ingredients I need…

Medea Lily
But when I come back to Chaldea, it’s only whatever I can bring by hand.

Medea Lily
And there’s barely enough room in the temporal gate with Master and Mashu…

Medea Lily
All I can bring back is enough for one serving… oh.

Da Vinci
What’s the matter? Did you have an epiphany?

Medea Lily
Yes! It’s not like me at all, but I did!
It must be thanks to you, Miss Da Vinci!

Medea Lily
If I can only carry enough for one serving, then I just need to make that one able to be eaten infinitely!

Medea Lily
Yes, I need an ingredient that keeps regenerating no matter how many times it’s destroyed…
What about the magic factor of those demon pillars?

Da Vinci
…Sorry?

Medea Lily
Ah, I have to go and ask Master now!
Let’s all go out and hunt a demon pillar!

[cut back to beach]

Mashu
And then we all lost to the sight of Miss Lily desperately wishing to go “hunt a demon pillar”…

Dr Roman
Medea was a pretty simple minded girl back then, wasn’t she…

Dr Roman
Like she only learned of reality after Jason got her into that mess…

Medea Lily
I’ve found it, everyone!
The residual magic power of the demon pillar!

Medea Lily
So, I’ll use this as a catalyst to pick up another demon pillar, okay?
There are seventy-two of them, after all. They won’t mind us taking one, right?

Mashu
Please don’t talk about demon pillars like you’re deciding what’s for dinner tonight…

Medea Lily
I’ll create the summoning ward.
Maple honey~! Vanilla cream~!

Dr Roman
Even her incantations are sugary sweet!

Medea Lily
Custard whip~!

Medea Lily
Let’s cook… I mean, let’s summon!
Come forth from the demon’s mark, o brethren of the abyss!

[summons]

Demon
CH-CHOCOLATE!!!

Medea Lily
S-Sorry, Master!
It’s failed. We called forth regular demons!

Mashu
You made a mistake. You got the incantation wrong.
You said, “let’s cook”.

Medea Lily
Please don’t say that, Mashu. I’m very sorry!
Let’s send them back first!

[fight with Greater Demons]

Medea Lily
Phew, that was a surprise.
Is everyone all right?

Mashu
Yes, somehow…
Anyway, it would have been anticlimactic to get beaten by demons that just came out of nowhere like that…

Dr Roman
Wow, it sounds like even Mashu is developing some pride as a Servant!
That’s good!

Mashu
No, it’s just that I would have felt really sorry for the Heroic Spirit lending their power to me…

Medea Lily
That’s true. Those were high-class spirits, but, hm.
Perfect as catalysers for curses, but our objective is different this time.

Medea Lily
Well, let’s collect ourselves and do it right this time…
Maple honey~! Vanilla cream~!

Medea Lily
Custard whip~!
Let’s summon! Come forth from the demon’s mark, o brethren of the abyss!

[summons]

???
Who…
Who calls for me from the place where my brethren screamed in the throes of death…

Mashu
Wah… i-it really came forth!
Just how amazing are you?!

Medea Lily
It’s me, it’s me!
Medea, first disciple of the goddess Hecate, has summoned you!

???
Oh…? One connected with the divine spirits.
Very well, I recognize you as my summoner.

???
I am the demon god Haagenti, one of the seventy-two pillars.
He who turns water to wealth, and wealth to water.

Haagenti
Speak the wish of the goddess. Speak your wish.
The annihilation of man. The decline of man. The subjugation of man.

Haagenti
Proclaim your wicked wishes. Your profane thoughts.
Offer your curses that other’s ears would not suffer to hear!

Medea Lily
Yes!
We’ll beat you and take your magic factor!

Medea Lily
Actually, I want you to be my cooking ingredient!

Haagenti
Hm, good, well spoken. Your words are filled with curses for humanity…
…what?

Medea Lily
Now, everyone! It’s time to show our true strength!
Let’s do our best! For pancakes!

[fight with Haagenti]

Medea Lily
We did it! We’ve destroyed the spiritual core that makes up the demon pillar.
Now I just need to convert this massive energy!

Haagenti
Nooooooooooooooo!
What terror is thiiiiis?!

Medea Lily
Squish… squish…
Squish you down like bouncy flour…

Haagenti
Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!

Medea Lily
Squish you flat, squish you flat, maple, squish you flat…
Squish you to a teaspoon, squish you down to strawberry size…

Medea Lily
It’s done! I’ve finished processing it!
Now we can make the pancake of our dreams, Master!

  1. Dreams…?
  2. So you’re going to make it… with that demon pillar just now?

Medea Lily
Yes?
Is something wrong?

Medea Lily
I’ve stirred and filtered it as much as possible.
It’s been remixed into a magic substance, so it’s really something else now…

Medea Lily
D-Did you want to have pancakes with a demon pillar flavor…?
I-I’m so sorry, I didn’t know…!

Medea Lily
I-I’ll summon another pillar right away!
Oh, no, the causal line is fading… can I make it in time…?!

Mashu
N-No, we’re done with pillars!
We all want to eat your pancakes right away!

Medea Lily
Oh, that’s good.
I just need to cook it as I normally do.

Medea Lily
Please give me some time.
Look forward to it!

Medea Lily
I’ll prepare the very best pancakes as thanks for what you do everyday ♡

Dr Roman
She disappeared in a puff of smoke…
I guess she has a dedicated kitchen somewhere in this era…

Dr Roman
Finally, I feel like I have a better opinion of Jason now…

Dr Roman
It’s really something to change a bubbly, airy girl like that to such a… realistic woman.

Mashu
Miss Lily really is innocent to her core…
She says what she likes to the people she likes…

Mashu
I understand now that her feelings are those of unconditional love.
I hope we can continue to protect this pureness of hers.

Mashu
Master, we should both work hard so that we can answer her feelings.

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