Chapter 10. Fairies and Humans (6)
Maybe he didn’t even realize that I was reborn as a different race called a fairy, so he was thinking of it as ‘grass = fairy’ rather than ‘grass → fairy’.
As soon as I understood it, my heart calmed down and my crying stopped. I wiped away my tears, and a positive mind sprung up.
How about food? No matter how he sees me, he must have cherished me. To protect me, he was bruised.
It was also certain that I comforted the loneliness by being by his side. The emotion that awakened me as a fairy was not appetite, but solitude.
A brightly colored edible herb grown in the corner of the room.
“How dare you look at this fairy as a herb…”
What scared me was that the child who had always treated me like an expensive ornamental plant would eat like a starving child for the rest of his life. When I was done grasping the situation, the child’s appetite no longer frightened me. Now he looked like a human kid who didn’t know anything.
In the beginning, I was not afraid of Doom, but rather a powerful drop of water that ignited a fighting spirit.
“Hey, cutie, you are mistaken.”
In the past, I was a nutritious grass that you could eat apart from not being born, but now that I have become a fairy, I can’t be eaten.
“If you don’t know, just let me know. I mean, I am not a vegetable that will quickly become your meal, but that I am a pretty, cute, and precious fairy who wants to be your friend.”
Yes, there are piles of things I want to teach you, but let’s get this straight.
I shook my head. The child was looking at me like a strange thing.
“Listen. I am not a meal.”
“Don’t eat me. Understand?”
His greedy eyes have already grasped everything. I’ll run away as soon as he shows any signs of eating me.
Okay. I can use Patares before he eats me to get out of there. I cried twice because I was afraid.
“If you want to eat , I’ll give you a honey chestnut!”
Keep in mind I’m not who I used to be!
He couldn’t understand it, but I let go of the threat and bravely walked forward in front of the slot. I pointed at the plate fiercely.
“Look Carefully. That’s not me, this is what you eat…”
Are you eating right?
Looking at the things on the plate, I blurted out the end of my words. The meal on the tray, where the dirty residue dried up, contained a dirty soup with unidentified ingredients floating around and black bread that looked hard.
It was said that humans boil and eat a warm soup with fresh vegetables and thick meat sliced in them. They kneaded wheat flour and baked bread in a blazing oven. They said it was fluffy…
But this food was as poor as the treatment here.
I looked down at the tray with an uneasy feeling. The soup was not what I was expecting, but the bread might be surprisingly soft and delicious. I heard that there are many types of bread that are crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.
I sniffed and tried to tear the bread apart. But the surface was as hard as a stone, and it was difficult. Contemplating, I opened my mouth and bit the bread.
It’s hard enough to be used as a weapon, so I couldn’t even taste it. If I chewed forcibly, my jaw may be crushed.
I grabbed my tingling chin and gently lowered my face into the dirty soup this time. I stuck out my tongue and licked the soup a little, then spat it out of the bowl.
All of a sudden, the boy squatted next to me, put his face close to mine, and watched what I was doing. The shiny eyes with brightness contained only me, not the bread or the soup.
“Have you been eating like this?”
“Ugh. When I go out, I have to bring a bunch of delicious things.”
It’s unbearable that the first person who will be my first friend eats like this. As I mumbled grimly, the child reached out to the bread without saying a word. He broke the loaf of bread in his hands and held out a piece to me.
Startled by the child’s unexpected behavior, I flapped my wings.
“Are you giving it to me? Well…”
It’s okay to want to gain weight, but it won’t taste good. When I tasted the soup, I expected the taste of the bread to be the same as well.
A fairy can live by drinking only water. There was no need to forcefully eat something that didn’t taste good, so if I had to eat something, I would choose to eat only delicious things. It should be said that hobby was built-in by default.
But even though I didn’t want to eat it, I wanted to receive it because it was given to me by that child.
As I tilted my head and hesitated, the child followed me and tilted his head, and dipped his index finger into crumbly breadcrumbs from the slice of bread and held it out to me. He seemed to think that the bread piece was so big that I didn’t want to eat it.
I will have to eat like this… I finally put my hands on the child’s index finger.
It was breadcrumbs for a child, but still a bit big for me. I grabbed the crumbs with both hands and carefully gnawed at the edges.
The bread I ate for the first time in my life was as cold as if it had been frozen and was dry and crumbly.
The child watched me eat breadcrumbs, sticking out my nose for a distance, and watching it come out. Are you curious about me eating breadcrumbs? Is it fun?
If you’re having fun, I’ll enjoy it too. Watch as much as you want.