Chapter 20. Fairies and Humans (16)
While I was deep in thought, the child suddenly picked me up and placed me against the dark wall.
Suddenly, the child who wouldn’t take his eyes off me unless he was asleep, sat on the floor with his head down.
“What’s the matter?”
The child continued to stare blankly at the floor. It was as if he couldn’t see or hear me, as if there was no one in this room but him. He was definitely ignoring me. On the other hand, his eyes narrowed in such a way that his expression seemed sad.
‘No… he’s just pretending.’
You can’t fool a fairy’s eyes. The child has only made his face look slightly dejected. Actually, he seems to be in a happy dream. Images of how I washed my body before must be passing through his mind.
*Clomp. Clomp. Clomp.*
As I looked at the child in bewilderment, I heard footsteps in the distance. After a while, the light of a flashlight seeped through the cracks in the door. The man was coming here.
Don’t tell me that because of that man he’s acting like I don’t exist?
It’s crazy. When did he learn to do this? He’s so cute!
The man burst in with a furious look, as if he couldn’t bear to deal with the child.
The child slowly stood up and shuffled over to the man. The man inserted a key into the lock that connects the shackles to the chains fixed to the wall.
The chains fell, but the two shackles still held the child’s wrists and legs.
When the man turned away from the door, the child walked out as usual. Just as the man was about to close the door, I quickly left.
The door slammed shut, and the man struck the child’s lower back with the stick at his waist.
“Worm, I dislike you more than ever lately. Your obsession with those damn weeds has delayed the final part of the job, idiot. You’ll have to be even more confined. Oh? You know? Today is the last time you’ll see those nasty weeds in your room because you’ll be moved to another one.”
Although the man insulted him harshly, the child simply walked up the stairs in silence.
I pouted as I listened carefully to what the man said.
I really don’t understand it. Why can’t the child have at least one small plant? Will he even be moved to another room? What’s the job, and why does he have to be more confined because of the little plant?
“The child is a little obsessed with me, but so what? I, the person involved, like it. Who are you to interfere? Huh! You’re the nasty one!”
The child flinched, stopped, and looked back as I spit swear words into the man’s ear.
“What are you looking at me, you little worm! Your current behavior irritates me!”
The man hit him violently. He probably thought the child had reacted like that because of his insults.
What a bad guy!
“Aww. I’d like to beat you to death right now!”
I’d like to beat up this guy, but I can’t let him recognize me.
From the moment a fairy allows a person to see her, or physically interacts with a person, she can no longer remain invisible to that person, unless she uses a Movement or Stealth Patares.
How about I make him fall down by himself? I don’t know why he limps on his right foot, but he would probably fall if I subtly placed a stone in front of his foot, right?
I looked around for a stone, but there were only small pieces. There were no large stones in sight.
While it may not be now, I will definitely make him pay for what he has done to the child.
At that moment I noticed the confusion in the child’s expression, as if he hadn’t expected me to follow him.
“Don’t you remember I told you to take me? This is ‘take me’. Remember it. Take me. Take me. Take me with you!”
I spoke loudly because the child was the only one here who could hear me anyway. But as soon as the child looked a second time in the man’s direction to see me, he hit him on the back with the stick again.
“Stop hitting him, stop hitting him, you bastard! I told you not to hit him! You won’t get away with it! I’ll hit you as hard as you’ve hit him! I’ll trample you even worse!”
I screamed angrily as I looked at the child from behind. It was the only way I could relieve my frustration.
I almost lost my voice as I screamed until the man stopped.
I punched the air and flew directly in front of the child’s eyes.
While the man behind him couldn’t see me, the child could finally stare at me calmly.
“You must act like I don’t exist whenever this guy is around. Otherwise, he will beat you up.”
Once I caressed the child’s cheek, the anger inside me subsided.
Since I was born, there was not a day when the child was not beaten. If I hadn’t met him, maybe he wouldn’t have been so mistreated… no, I shouldn’t think like that.
For a moment I was about to punish myself for his situation, but I quickly came to my senses.
We were attracted to each other from the first moment we met. This child would not want to be separated from me, and I would not want to be separated from him either, so rather than punish and bury myself, I have to observe the situation better and be careful with my actions so that the child is not beaten further.
As far as possible, I will not grow any more plants. If I have to grow any plant, it must be consumed or I must get rid of it with a Reversion Patares.
I no longer want the child to be beaten because of me.