Baby Pharmacist Princess - Chapter 16
At first, I thought I didn’t like it, but upon closer observation, it wasn’t the case.
It was just like a habit of exhaling a sigh.
So I no longer flinched at the prince’s sigh.
“Then, next is…”
One side of the room was dominated by a unique structure of a two-story high bed that resembled a castle at first glance, with a slide on the opposite side for coming down the stairs.
The second floor of the bed, made up of three colors – pink, violet, and white – was very cozy once I climbed up.
I don’t know how to describe it, but it’s a bed that stimulates something in a child’s heart!
As I rode the slide with a bear plush toy in my arms, my cheeks trembled with excitement.
I couldn’t help but ride the slide five times in a row.
Meanwhile, the prince was sitting in the same position, flipping through the bookshelf with a concentrated look.
“I wonder what book he’s reading so intently.”
Curious, I sneaked up to the prince, who was sitting pretty on the carpet with a unicorn plush toy and a small carriage toy.
I wondered if I could read the title of the book on its cover.
“It’s about a daughter who is loved by a devil…?”
What a strange title.
Is it a novel?
But does the prince even read novels?
I shook my head, wondering, then looked up.
And I met the prince’s eyes squarely.
Oops, he’s handsome!
I was caught peeking.
In these situations, being cheeky is actually better.
“What are you reading?”
“How to raise a child.”
“But, Papa, I already told you. I have a brother or sister. I learned it earlier.” (But Dad, I have a brother or sister, remember?)
“I haven’t raised those little rascals.”
The prince’s children.
Idsysis and Gergis.
Well, they were just born geniuses, unlike me, so they probably had no rough edges to smooth out.
“Did I act too much like a real child?”
I briefly wondered, but since I was indeed a child, what could I do?
Finally, I lay down on the soft carpet and opened my sketchbook, holding a crayon in my hand.
In front of my sketchbook, a black heart-shaped cat lay down, and I planned to draw it.
Then I’ll show it to the prince and ask him what he thinks.
That cat that I know of.
“Oh, right. I should look at the hint!”
I almost forgot.
While slowly drawing a picture, it was easy to look at the hint.
“Now, the first hint! Please come out!”
When the game is over, it goes back to the beginning.
Gems collected are also invalidated.
Even if you paid off your debt, it becomes invalid, so be careful not to game over!
However, the “special items” stored in the user’s treasure box will not disappear.
To activate the treasure box, you need 50 million gems.
▶Remaining Hint Tickets: (9/10)
“This game is similar to the one I used to play, but it’s a little different.”
I’ve never heard of a treasure box before.
“If special items mean the ones sold in the Dragon Shop District, right?”
Since there is a risk of game over, it’s better to buy good items without saving gems.
Rather than being stingy and paying off debts, it’s about investing!
I understood and nodded my head.
The Dragon Shop District.
It was a street where shops with dragons as owners were lined up.
On both sides of the wide road with tall trees, there were many official shops.
In between, there were various stalls, and if you went into an alley, there were stores selling suspicious items, whether they were real or fake.
Transparent cloaks, potions that turn you into giants, masks that make you look like a beauty for a day, and prediction beads that tell you one bad thing that will happen in the future, etc.
They sold all sorts of things, but the admission fee was exorbitantly expensive.
It was the only street in the dragon world that humans could enter, so it was natural.
“As far as I know, it costs 1,000 gems just to enter.”
That’s why I didn’t dare to go yet.
Moreover, since the admission fee was expensive, I had to buy something no matter what if I went in.
Even the admission itself had to be carefully considered.
In the human world, artifacts were treated as valuable, but in the dragon world, they could be on the street stalls, so if you chose well, you could buy something really precious, and the currency unit was “gems.”
That’s how it was.
As far as I knew, gems were the currency of the dragons.
“Okay, show me the next hint.”
I got quite good information about the treasure box.
It was worth spending 99 gems to buy the hint set.
If you have debt, various penalties will be imposed. It is better to pay off the debt as soon as possible.
▶Remaining hint ticket usage: (8/10)
What? This hint is useless.
It was just a normal debt collection notice.
Disappointed, I sighed and called up the next hint.
Debts can only be paid off with ‘gems.’
‘Gems’ can only be obtained as quest rewards.
There are three types of quests: surprise, hidden, and achievement.
▶Remaining hint ticket usage: (7/10)
This one is quite useful!
So far, the quests I have encountered have been only one type, except for the very first tutorial mission.
I’ve never encountered a hidden quest before.
“Would hidden or achievement quests give more gems as rewards?”
I have a feeling they might!
The surprise quest reward is randomly set between 1 and 10 million gems.
The hidden quest appears when specific conditions are met, but I cannot reveal the conditions.
The hidden quest reward is randomly set between 100 million and 1 billion gems.
▶Remaining hint ticket usage: (6/10)
“Ah, I see. That makes sense.”
Although the hint says so, surprise quests usually only give 10 gems.
After trying for a few days, that’s what I found out.
“Not revealing the conditions for hidden quests is understandable since they are hidden.”
I doodled some lines and shapes on my sketchbook with my fingers.
A circle, a small triangle, another small triangle. And an upside-down triangle.
Then I flipped to another page and called up another hint.
The reward for an achievement quest is randomly set between 100 million and 5 billion gems.
Achievement quests only appear as linked quests in paid episodes that you purchase with gems.
▶Remaining hint ticket usage: (5/10)
Oh no, I have to do this!
But I don’t know how to access the paid episodes.
Someone needs to tell me!
I wondered if using another hint ticket would reveal the answer and opened my eyes wide.
To become the heir to the throne, you must accumulate achievements!
▶Remaining hint ticket usage: (4/10)
‘No, not this one!’
I understand that you have to pay for the episodes, right?”
“How can I buy them?”
I stomped my foot because I felt like it was a waste to use my hint ticket. Then, the black-hearted cat suddenly got up in surprise.
I felt sorry and quickly let go of my frustration.
“Should I check the hint again?”
However, I only had four hint tickets left.
I hesitated because there might be a situation where I would need them later. So, I proudly looked at my colorful sketchbook.
Even though it was a meaningless drawing, didn’t it look like an abstraction?
“…There is definitely no talent for drawing.”
If I hadn’t heard those words from behind me, I would have been more proud!
I stood up with my sketchbook and shoved the drawing in front of The prince who was sitting and looking at me.
My lips pouted.
“Here, Your Highness…I drew this.”
“Please look at it. It’s a gift.”
“…As I look closely, it’s very artistic, innovative, and I can see that you tried something new.”
In reality, it was just a meaningless drawing!
I snorted and, without realizing it, looked at my hands that were stained with crayons.
Thank goodness I was wearing gloves.
I took off my gloves and hugged the bear doll that I had put down next to me.
The prince wasn’t reading his book anymore. He was looking at me.
I sat on the floor with the bear doll’s head resting on my chin, and I was also looking at The prince.
“What is it?”
“Will the nobles hate me?”
Honestly, they probably would.
From the perspective of Idsysis or Gergis, I would suddenly become a useless burden that they would have to take care of as a little sister. Of course, they haven’t confirmed that they will adopt me as their daughter yet!
“If you don’t plan on doing that, then you wouldn’t give me a playroom or spend time with me.”
So, I became somewhat convinced.
The prince wanted to adopt me.
“Do you worry about that?”
“Uh-huh. What if they hate me?”
“Don’t worry. You won’t see them often anyway.”
That may be so, but…
“It’s hard to imagine them coming into my playroom.”
“Still, I didn’t want to disappoint is what I meant.”
As someone with a keen mind, Idsysis could clearly distinguish between what was beneficial and what wasn’t.
Gergis may be a bit simple, but Idsysis is the problem.
I can manipulate Gergis, but Idsysis gives up before even trying.
It’s no use.
‘I should play with Idsysis more often to get to know her.’
Idsysis was incredibly fox-like, with different sides to her personality and an unrivaled divinity.
My aegyo [cute gestures or behavior] wouldn’t work on her.
“Well, you don’t need to make a big deal out of it.”
The prince, who was worried about me, sat me down on his lap with a thud.