Chapter 19. Fairies and Humans (15)
I felt soft caresses in my hair. It was a delicate and pleasant touch, as someone would caress the petals of a flower that could be crushed with a little force.
I opened my eyes happily.
This time, as soon as I woke up, I saw the boy’s fingers on the back of my head, and his blue eyes staring at me. I stretched and separated myself from the child’s clothes.
Great! If I want him to repeat something, I have to tell him several times. If I greet him like this every time I wake up, one day he will be the first to say ‘hi’ to me. Just imagining it makes me happy.
I smiled widely and placed my hands on his cute fingers. But just then, I was surprised,
“Your fingers have recovered.”
The bottom of his nails, which had been all torn off, were now in perfect condition.
I quickly looked up and examined the child’s face. Apart from some scabs on his cheeks, only slight marks remained.
“Thank the heavens!”
I squeezed his fingers and let out a sigh of relief.
“I hope you soon fully recover and are full of strength. I don’t want to see you hurt.”
… But it’s a bit strange. I’m glad he’s better, but hasn’t he recovered too quickly? Can such serious wounds be healed like this?
Could it be that I slept too long? I feel like I closed my eyes just for a moment…
I’ll have to get a clock. I need to know how much time passes.
While I was thinking seriously about how long I had slept, I felt something wet and soft touch the side of my face.
The child had just licked me with his tongue.
Stunned, I stared at him with my mouth closed. He then licked me once more.
“I told you not to eat me!”
I pushed his tongue away and ran my hand over my saliva-soaked face. With this, I have already reached the highest point of dirt. I far exceeded the criteria to be labeled ‘dirty’.
When I checked my Fatuma, I saw that it was completely full of vita.
“Well, I should cleanse my whole body.”
Fortunately, there is a ‘Patares’ for dirty fairies.
When I opened my arms wide and took a deep breath, drops of clean water formed one by one around me.
The drops of water from the origin engulfed my body.
I felt like they were merging with me. As I breathed harmoniously, the fluidity of water, the purifying power of fire, and the duality of origin covered me, washing away and burning all the impurities inside and out of my body.
Once I exhaled, the water droplets that had enveloped me turned into specks of light and shattered.
“It feels good…”
When I opened my eyes and looked at the child, his bright eyes were fixed on me.
Hmm. The special effects of the ‘washing’ were wonderful, but it couldn’t compare to his lovely innocent look. I sat on his lap and chuckled.
“This is an exclusive method for fairies, so I can’t use it on you. I’ll bathe you myself later to make up for it, okay?”
Just thinking about it made me so happy that I flapped my wings, regardless of whether the child understood it or not.
Enough, I have to focus. Let’s think about priorities first.
1. Teach the child to talk.
2. Follow the child out of the room to see what he does.
3. Teach the child that I will always return to his side.
4. Go up to the surface.
5. Find out the child’s name.
6. Choose my own name.
What I want most is to teach the child to talk, but this cannot be achieved all at once, it requires constant effort over a long period of time.
I will be able to see what the boy is doing outside the room if I follow the man when he comes to pick him up.
To teach the child that I will always return to his side, I think it will be a matter of going out more and gradually increasing the time I stay outside starting today. I may try to go up to the surface after the child gets used to it.
About the child’s name. I really need to know.
This child allowed me to be born as a flower fairy. He’s the first person in my life.
The child meant a lot to me. It’s no exaggeration to say that he is everything to me right now.
I want to know his name and call him that at all times.
Even if the man doesn’t say his name in this room, he could say it outside, and then I’ll remember it.
For my name I need to think it through, so I’ll choose it later.
I want it to be a cute name, with a nice meaning and easy to pronounce. A name that matches the child’s beautiful voice would also be good. This way I will be happy every time this child says my name, right?
The chapters previous to this one will be re-translated soon.