After we had grilled fish for dinner, I cut a large piece of paper into A4-sized pieces with my fingernails.
Failed in the process, the paper was crumpled into a ball and rolled around the area.
The paper rolled around.
And I stare at it without thinking.
I poked at the rolled paper.
The paper ball rolls.
Making a rustling sound.
Huh, my goodness!
Who would have thought that a rolled paper ball would be so captivating?
The dreaded cat instinct.
I may be screwed.
…Stop acting silly and keep working on cutting up the paper.
I threw the paper ball into the furnace.
The paper ball burned up and disappeared instantly.
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When the work was finished, we decided to relax in front of the fireplace.
I stretch my body.
“Nyanko-san, may I sit next to you~?”
Aurene sat down next to me.
“The Demon King is already asleep, isn’t she?”
Sylph baa-san is sleeping in a simple hut I made for her.
Technically, she’s no longer a demon king, but Aurene still calls her that.
“Don’t you know, Nyanko-san?
When the Demon King dies of old age, the next Demon King will appear out of nowhere~.”
[Is that so?]
The Demon King is still alive~.
And yet, I hear that a new Demon King has appeared~.”
That doesn’t concern me.
“This is my guess. Did you extend the Demon King’s life~?”
[I don’t remember.]
I healed Sylph baa-san hemiplegia, glaucoma, and pneumonia, but it shouldn’t have anything to do with her life span.
Perhaps a new Demon King will be born when the pre-determined lifespan has passed~.”
“The Demon King will surely be born in the year God has pre-determined… oh, Nyanko-san has gone to sleep~.”