Chapter 13. Fairies and Humans (9)
Fairies name themselves.
Because of that, the names of the fairies were varied. There were names that were difficult to call and memorize, such as ‘Poshtilius Sakstockiya’, and others that were easy to call, such as ‘Mimi’. There are meaningful names such as ‘Aqua’, and there are names that are just playful without much meaning such as ‘Woohe’.
There are other names related to the place of birth and one’s own attributes, etc.
What’s my name?
My name will soon become my identity and it will be the name of my flower, so I didn’t want to make a hasty decision. I didn’t want to be called ‘don’t eat’ either. So until then.
I pointed at myself and said over and over again.
“Yes, I am a fairy.”
The child followed well, from the experiences of imitating ‘don’t eat’ and ‘you can eat’.
“Fairy, don’t eat.”
He might’ve really thought my name was ‘don’t eat’. I managed to separate the grass from the flowers, but this time, I have to separate ‘Fairy = Don’t eat’.
I wanted to tell that apart right now, but I was too tired to teach it.
Breath is Patares that consumes a lot of Vita. I’ve used it several times, so it was only natural for my small Fatuma to be depleted.
But there was still work to be done.
‘Return’. It is a Patares that sends it back to Terra, either as a Breath Patares or by a contractor created with a soul skill.
I made the flowers bloom several times and squeezed the Fatuma to get rid of the shabby grass. There was nothing left in the place where the grass had been scattered with tiny light. Can I sleep now?
Newborn fairies spend most of their day sleeping like a newborn baby, and I was proving it myself.
Wriggling inside the child’s fist, I took a position that was as comfortable as possible. Putting my arms in the hollow space between his thumb and forefinger and lying on my stomach, I felt like I could sleep comfortably.
The child was looking at me as always. He knew I was going to sleep, so he kept his mouth shut as I was chirping. Blinking my eyes, I quietly looked at the child, then smiled softly and greeted him.
“Talk to you later.”
I closed my eyes and darkness came.
Oh, I miss you already.
It was a waste of time to sleep, but I had to sleep and wake up to fill my Fatuma. I can’t help it. I have no choice but to compromise by seeing you as soon as I wake up.
Welcome me as soon as I open my eyes. Understand?
Oh, by the way, I have to teach ‘hi’ too…
As I woke up, I thought I would be comfortable. I thought it would be soft and warm, but it was hard and cold when I woke up.
Blinking my hazy eyes, I leaned on the floor and stood up. I was lying in the corner of the room out of the light. I thought I could get up comfortably on the skin of a child…
There was no child. Only the chains that bound the boy’s limbs were scattered about.
Of course, as soon as I opened my eyes, I thought he would be looking at me, so I was embarrassed. As I circled the room in surprise, I quickly realized the reason for his absence.
That man took him.
Men often leave this room with a child, so it seems that the absence of the child is probably that reason, but I was worried about the last appearance of the man who was very angry with him.
“Is he going to hit him again?”
The child who had never resisted seemed accustomed to such behavior. However, seeing that the child’s limbs had never been red when observing the child in the form of grass, it did not seem like the man was beating the child on a regular basis.
“He didn’t starve him and gave him food as usual, so I guess he’s not angry because of the grass. Then he won’t hit him, right?”
I relaxed a bit and sat down on the floor. I flapped my wings and looked towards the door. When will the child come?
“I miss you.”
As I flapped my wings blankly for a while, I realized that this room without him was so quiet and there was nothing to do.
Bored, I looked around the room. The only objects were the chains that bound the child, and an old lamp hung on the wall by the door.
There was a small candle inside the lamp, but when it went out, the light also went out, so this room was often engulfed in darkness. The man occasionally changed the worn out candles, but the child was forced to stay in the dark all the time.
It didn’t matter to me, but I don’t think it’s a very good environment for a human child. I’ll have to get some stuff like the flashlight the guy was carrying later.
When I got there, there was nothing more to see.
I flapped my wings blankly again. Wow, there’s really nothing to do.
“But what happens when he’s being taken away?”
I had nothing to do but think, so the curiosity I had buried abruptly jumped out.