Chapter 18. Fairies and Humans (14)
Why did you leave me who only knew you?
As soon as he stopped crying, I pressed my body to the cheek of the child and let out a sigh.
“I am really upset. Why is your body hurting like this again? Yes, it’s all because of me. It’s true that it’s my fault, but I’m sad because I don’t know exactly why. How long do I have to teach to put your thoughts into words? Hm?”
“…You really know my name as ‘don’t eat’. I’m a fairy. Fairy!”
“Okay. I’m really sorry. I’ll give you something delicious as a apology gift.”
I tapped the hand of the child who was still holding me. The child had calmed down a little, and I wondered if he would hesitate, but he let me go. I picked up the chocolate cookie that had been dropped and scattered it in all directions.
“You just have to taste it. Even if it’s a little dirty, you shouldn’t die. No matter how dirty it is, it will be better than the bread and soup you eat.”
It was not easy to hold a chocolate cookie the size of my body with both hands and split it in half. I was struggling with the cookie when suddenly my body was lifted up. The child picked up the cookie with his fingers and broke it in half.
Are you a genius too? He used the words he learned very appropriately, and we both took a piece.
“Let’s eat together.”
As I began to eat the cookie, the child looked at my piece, sniffled, and slowly brought it to his mouth.
The stolen chocolate cookie was also delicious. That moist cookie with large chocolate chips embedded in it melted in my mouth.
I don’t know if the child knows the meaning of the word and said it or if he is copying me without knowing the meaning.
“That’s not it. It’s delicious.”
But I could tell by looking at his face that it was really delicious.
It was very nice to see the boy’s puffy cheeks getting a little more reddish and the light shining through his tearful eyes. It wasn’t as groundbreaking as when he ate my honey, but I laughed out loud with satisfaction. Still, I’m glad I did something good.
“This is really delicious.”
I ate a cookie the size of my body in an instant and rubbed my eyes with the back of my hand. While eating, I filled up my Vita from time to time, but I was tired enough to even miraculously stand.
Since I was born, I have been rolling around, but never washed my body, and it is time. I can wash with patares, but I can’t do anything right now because it’s so hard. I have to go to sleep and wake up to wash.
I glanced up at the child. To be honest, I thought he might be worse than me. No, it must have felt so painful that he couldn’t feel any discomfort. Full of wounds and blood… His face and body were so swollen that I felt sorry to touch him, and my heart ached.
“It hurts a lot.”
I want to wipe it off with a towel soaked in clean water right away and apply some medicine, but I can’t because I can’t find any.
“There is not much I can do here.”
I muttered helplessly and sat down on the child’s palm.
“No, there are so many things to do. I have to teach you this and that, I have to see… But if I want to be stronger tomorrow, I should sleep now.”
I waited for the kid to grab me, but the kid just sat still and stretched out his hand.
“I think you should lie down.”
Without waiting any longer for the child, I flapped my wings and just laid flat on my back. The child’s hand twitched.
I tossed and laid on my side.
“But I really hate you.”
I forced my eyes to close.
“What if I woke up without you like today?”
I murmured helplessly and rustled my wings. If I consume too much Vita, I’ll fall into a really deep sleep, making it difficult to wake up. I slept with peace of mind as I did yesterday, not knowing if he would leave me sleeping alone again.
“I thought of a good way.”
I jumped up and spread my wings. I flew all the way to the front of the child’s clothes.
I tucked my body into the neckline of his clothes, grabbed his collar under his chin and twirled it around. Afterwards, I was curled up inside his clothes and secured firmly.
I barely folded my wings and squirmed my body into place. I closed my eyes as if I was stuck in a bottle with my snout, and then the child frantically grabbed me over his clothes,
“Don’t leave me alone like today. Wherever you go, don’t leave me, take me with you. Even if you’re sleeping, put me in your pocket or wake me up. Understand?”
“If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just memorize it. Take me. Make sure I wake up.”
“Well, good night.”
I fell asleep feeling extremely comfortable.