Chapter 7. Fairies and Humans (3)
Astonished by the man’s cruel behavior, even my tongue shriveled. Humans sometimes fight wildly, but this wasn’t a fight. It was an abuse that the strong inflicted on the weak.
Don’t hit my human!
I need to stop it. But how?
I still only know how to bloom.
All he wants is my smashed body!
“Let it go…”
The moment I struggled and cried to let go, the child’s hand grabbed me so tightly that I couldn’t even breathe. Then he pressed his thumb against my face to cover my mouth.
He pushed me deeper into his arms and curled up his body a little more. In this situation, I couldn’t understand why the child was acting like this.
Are you doing this to protect me?
Even in a situation where it’s painful for yourself?
Tears welled up.
You stupid! That person can’t see me unless I allow it. He can’t even touch me. You don’t have to protect me like this!
“Let go! Let go!”
No matter how much I shouted over his finger to let me go, the child wouldn’t let me go. Rather, he gave more strength to his fist.
“Hah hah hah hah.”
Exhausted, the boy gasped and stopped his movements.
“Hey, bastard, I should just kill you.”
As soon as the man slammed the door and left, the child scrambled to his feet.
Gastric juice spilled from the child’s mouth. Everything he ate had been digested for a long time, so the only thing that came out of him was sour stomach acid. He cried because it was so painful that his fingers were numb.
The child only held me tighter.
It felt like my stomach was going to explode.
This kid can’t hate me.
He just doesn’t understand what I’m saying.
I made up my mind to make a decision.
Just get out of this situation. I will teach you from the beginning.
All of my senses focused on the sound of the man’s dirty footsteps running wildly down the stairs. When he came back, it was clear that the man would torment the child more severely than before.
In the end, I was so sad that I burst into tears. Then, at the same time, his hands lost strength for a brief moment.
Taking advantage of the gap, I jumped out quickly and fell to the floor in a hurry.
I took a deep breath on the cold floor. The light that came out of my breath flashed once.
Grass grew on the floor where the light hit it.
I pulled the grass with all my might and then threw the grass into the child’s vomit. Then I climbed on top of it and ripped it to pieces and pounded it so hard that one couldn’t even recognize the shape. There was no time to explain, even as the child moaned blankly.
“Hah, hah, hah.”
Thud! Thud! Thud!
The man entered the room, waving a large stick.
“Hah, hah, hah.”
I couldn’t get up because my core felt like it was going to explode due to sudden overexertion. I lay face down and looked up gaspingly into the man’s gleaming eyes. I didn’t avoid the man’s eyes.
Creatures not permitted by the fairy cannot see the fairy.
The man looked intently at me and frowned.
“As expected, you ate it.”
Okay. People like you will never see me. He looked back at the child, who was clutching his aching chest. The child was staring blankly at me, not the crushed grass.
I opened my eyes wet with tears under the shadow of the palms that covered me.
“He can’t see me, he can’t touch me. Only you can see and touch me. So don’t get hit to protect me.”
The man’s hand passed right through me.
The man frowned and swirled at the vomit and grabbed the wreckage. As soon as he confirmed that he had all the pieces, he glared at the child and went out with a thud.
I was angry and all kinds of emotions were rising, and at the same time, the tears that had been accumulating in my eyes poured out again.
Bad guy. Why do you need grass that has already been trampled down? Why do you go after vomit? Why are you keeping this kid here and tormenting him so much? Why can’t this kid understand or answer me?
Painful doubts hit my core. As I listened to the sound of the man’s footsteps moving away, I rolled my eyes and headed towards the door.
Let’s find out why. If I follow along, I will find out everything. It was time to make up my mind to follow the man and try to cross the door.
The sound of chains from behind could be heard as something grabbed my wings. When I turned around, the child came forward, reaching out to me. His messy, broken fingers were barely the size of a nail and struggled to hold onto me.
I couldn’t possibly go. The expression on the child’s face…
Without hesitation, I turned around and grabbed the child’s finger.
As soon as I touched him, the kid grabbed me with both hands and took a step back. He leaned against the wall as if he had been pushed hard and slumped down.
The child’s hand trembled. An uneasy breath hit me like a typhoon.
“It’s okay, it’s okay. I’m not going.”
I traced the child’s chin and lips with consolation.
“Relax. I am by your side.”