SS・ Halloween Project: Fluffy “Trick or Treat”
Author-san: It’s Halloween today (when she posted), so here’s an SS project.
“Trick or treat!”
That’s what I was suddenly told when I saw the gods in the form of cats, a dragon, and a turtle came through the door of Rio’s room. The gods wore unusually shaped pointy hats and cloaks.
“What are you doing here, gods, wearing those strange costumes? And, what is trick or treat?”
The guardian deities of this country always come to Rio’s room. Some appear suddenly from space, others from windows, and some from the shadows, and so on.
“‘Trick or treat!’ means ‘if you don’t give me a treat, I’ll play a trick on you!’ So, on the last day of October, we go from house to house in costumes!”
Flare, the goddess of light, explains to Rio. However, some of Flare’s explanations are incorrect. The correct explanation is that children dressed up in ghost costumes will go from house to house in the neighborhood to ask for sweets. It’s not a custom of the cat-shaped gods to beg for sweets from humans.
“Is that the custom of some other country?”
I wonder, tilting my head. There is no such custom in the Kingdom of Finadlia.
“Did you read another strange book from another world?”
Leon, who had been napping next to Rio while she read, woke up, yawning and stretching. His remark angered Flare.
“It’s not a strange book! It was a cute fairy tale! Leon is so mean!”
Flare threw a cat punch at Leon, but he dodged.
“So you want me to give you sweets? Marie, give some sweets to the gods.”
Marie was on her way to the kitchen to get some sweets when she was blocked by a black cat. It was Daaku, the god of darkness.
“In any case, I want to eat freshly baked pastries. I especially want cookies made by Marie.”
Daaku said, quickly presenting a container made from a pumpkin that had been hollowed out.
“That’s not fair! Well then, I want to eat cookies that Rio baked!”
Flare said, waving her pumpkin container around.
“Rio’s sweets are mine! I won’t let you have them.”
“Leon is being a bad boy!”
The gods, besides Flare and Daaku, stood idly by on the sidelines. They only came to accompany Flare. They would be happy just getting some sweets. As they know that the sweets made by Rio and Marie are always excellent.
In front of Rio and Marie, a group of cats with pumpkin jars were walking on their two hind feet, purring while staring at them. Seeing their cute appearance, she was defeated.
So, in the end, Rio, Marie, and Leon worked together to make some chestnut and pumpkin-flavored cookies. The cat gods chewed on the cookies, enjoying them immensely.
“They’re so cute, aren’t they, Marie.”
“Yes. They certainly are cute.”
The gods who were eating their cookies with so much vigor are also a cute sight to behold. Leon was eating the cookies as well. Even though he ate many cookies in the name of taste-testing while making them…
“Hey, Marie. What kind of event was this after all?”
Looking at the book that Flare brought, the title said: “Halloween Night- I’ll Play Tricks on You if you don’t give me Sweets”. The cover image depicted a cute little girl and a ghost with a pumpkin on her face. It must be a fairy tale, Flare said.
“It’s called Halloween. It sounds like fun. I wish it was popular in the Kingdom of Findalia.”
“Yes, it should.”
The following year, in various parts of the Kingdom of Findalia, the event in which people dressed up in costumes while holding a festival on the last day of October began to stir up a commotion.
TL: The end of the volume is nearing. So, that’s why these chapters have been short. There will be one more SS chapter with a Christmas theme in the next post~ and then we will have finished volume 1!!! Thank you guys for reading, and I hope you continue to follow us as the story progresses onto volume 2!