Chapter 056: Move Forward on Your Own
We were silent on the way home. If I wait a little longer, then father will surely come and find me here. I believe this. But when will that be? In the meantime, more people might come to try to kidnap me.
In that case, it would be safer to follow the one who claims to be royalty.
I stared at the dark streets that had hardly any people on it. I recalled it vividly when I closed my eyes. The person who was always by my side from the moment I woke up in the morning until I went to bed at night. The person who answered me seriously even though she probably didn’t understand what the baby me was saying. The person who was kind, bright and like family to me. Hannah.
I opened my eyes. And Amy-.
If I leave here by myself, then no one else would get involved. She was just getting along with me because of her father. I left my body to Mill, who was holding me against his chest. Of course, I can walk home by myself, but it’s better to move quickly at night. I won’t be selfish until we get home.
“Barth.” My voice was quiet, but it was heard clearly on a quiet night.
“What is it, Lei?”
“Lei shhouwdn’th go?”
“That’s right. You’ll be lonely,” Bart joked. But being lonely isn’t a reason that would stop me.
“If you want to go, then go,” Mill rocked me and said as he looked up at the night sky.
“Bart thinks so too, but we were negotiating.”
Kyaro took over, “We don’t want them to think that they can easily take you.” He smiled.
“Oh yeah. You need to go back to your pops.”
“He is a Prince, so you can trust him.”
Even if I’m kidnapped or about to be kidnapped.
Even if I have to get those around me involved.
If I want to live and move forward, then there will surely be someone to help me. I may be fortunate, but they’re important people who give me a push when I want to give up.
The Prince was only guessing, so I don’t know if there are really people who are out to get me just because I’m a one-year-old magic user. There are probably advantages to marrying children from two Houses with a lot of magic power. If so, then did they need to divide it into four Houses?
Besides-. I didn’t want to think about it, and my body shook.
“Lei are you cold?”
If you don’t need me, then kill me. Why do you have try to kidnap me so much? There’s so much I don’t understand.
“So, what should we have for dinner?” Mill asked, as he adjusted the way he hugged me.
“Lei likes potatoes.”
“We’ll buy that too.”
For now, I have to leave these warm people and take a step forward. Alistair kept looking down.
No one talked about what happened today or about what would happen in the future while we were eating or lazing around. There was nothing they could do.
I’ve already decided. Alistair will worry for many years to come.
But, I will go back to father. I might have a tough time getting back there, but I was just moving from one warm place to another. However, Alistair was different.
He had to go from a warm place, where he could work independently as a hunter to a place where he had to be alone.
The place wasn’t Kingdom, which he hated so much. But he had to be involved with Wester’s royal family and work as a noble.
When we went back to our room, Alistair was still sitting on the bed while hugging the barrier box even after I’d fallen asleep.
The next morning, we acted like we always did. It wasn’t a day off for them, so Mill didn’t make any tea. We quickly got ready and went to Brendel’s shop. Bart talked to Brendel about what had happened yesterday, and I went to where the building blocks were.
Alistair was silently filling magic stones today. I glanced at Alistair while playing with the blocks because I was curious since he usually helps me with them. A lot of magic stones needed to be filled, and there was nothing wrong with filling a lot of them, but-.
I got up and toddled to where Alistair was. No, wait, I walked briskly to where he was. I stared at Alistair, who was so focused on his work that he didn’t notice me. I knew it. His magic amount has increased dramatically, and he’s getting better at handling his magic. He’s channelling magic into the magic stones without waste. But-.
At that moment, the commotion at the store front had suddenly gone quiet, but I didn’t have time to worry about that. Alistair’s magic is about to run out. Can he not tell that it’s about to run out?
I breathed out and knocked the magic stone out of Alistair’s hand. He raised his head in surprise and looked at me.
“Chu can’th do ith, dangeroush. Chu don’th hab tho go!”
Alistair held his hand which had been slapped and looked down.
I put my hands on his lap and looked up at him. Summer was over. But, his eyes were as blue as the summery-blue sky. I could see a spark in his eyes.
Oh, he’s already made his decision. He wants to do everything he can before he leaves.
I stretched my hands out to Alistair.
Alistair hugged me tightly. He doesn’t want to go, but nothing will be solved if he avoids it. He had no choice but to face it. He made up his mind because he knew this, but still-.
“Chu don’th wanth tho go?”
I feel like I can hear the sounds of sniffing coming from everywhere inside of the shop.
“They’re only 1 and 11, you know. Think carefully if you really want to shoulder them with the future of Wester.”
The Prince replied to Bart. Alistair and I were taken aback and let go off each other. The Prince muttered as he stared at us, “Violet and summery-blue eyes. Beautiful. And you can’t escape from your heavenly fates. The same goes for Wester’s royal family.”
Heavenly fate. That might be so. But, even if that is the case, I want to choose how I live since I’ve been born in this world. Even if I’m swept by the tides of fate, I’ll decide my own path. I, who had been looking at the Prince, stood up without holding Alistair’s hand and looked at him.
Alistair looked at me, and I saw that his hesitancy was gone. If you have to do something, then decide when you want to start. I grinned. Alistair raised the corners of his mouth a bit.
This time, his mouth turned up, and he looked as if he was really smiling before declaring, “I’m going to the fief capital.”
If you have to go, then decide when you’ll go.