” That was really too much of a surprise attack by Chiffon… ”
I entered my own room after being away for a while and when I was finally alone, I took this chance to let out a deep sigh. I crashed onto the sofa and my body just sank into it.
This room had been emptied for 4 months but it had remained in a spotless condition as always. The maids had been properly cleaning this room, it seemed.
Ah, but really.
To think the attacks of words would kept coming. Chiffon had grown up and as for Mary-San, I did expected her to say something. But that? But I also came to recognized that Chiffon’s actions were resembling a puppy fighting for it’s owner’s affection. Not that it’s an insult.
Thanks to that, Selphy had misunderstood. Did you see that red face of hers? She most definitely thought that I had some weird fetish or something.
I would have to asked Chiffon to retract her words. Ah, but it might backfire. On top of being thought to have a weird fetish, I would also looked to them like I was using my authority to cover it up, and became the worst of the worst.
I wouldn’t want that. Why? Because Zen and Selphy were the first friends I made in this world. Eh? If it’s not of the same age, it should be that person? Had you thought that the first friend I made was John-Sensei? But he was 20 years older than me…
But yes, I do think John-Sensei as one of my closest friends. He was someone whom knew my secrets, even more so than my parents, as well as my real personality and was a person I would talk and consulted with. If it was not for John-Sensei, my life would had most likely taken a different turn.
I also wouldn’t be calm if anything happened to him. He was that important that if John-Sensei was captured and tortured, I wouldn’t know what I would have done to the culprits.
That really sounded like I was describing a lover.
…..No no no, yep, I said nothing. He’s a friend, Yep. Erm, please do not direct that weird gaze at me.
” Well then. ”
Chased by some thoughts I don’t want to, I stood up. Zen and Selphy should be unpacking their luggage right about now. Which meant I had the time to complete one of the mission I had set out to do here.
I knocked twice.
” Come in. ”
Immediately, approval to enter was given. The Beryl’s office which I had always found it huge when I was young, to the 8 years old me now……
” Yep, it’s still huge. ”
As thought, it was really huge. When I pushed opened that thick, large, wooden door, Father, full of smiles, was waiting inside.
” Hm? What’s huge? ”
Father asked, as if he heard what I just mumbled. Luckily it wasn’t something that couldn’t be heard, I answered.
” Oh, the door. The door is huge. ”
” True. I had also once thought that everything in this room is excessively huge. ”
” Once? ”
” It felt just right now. Maybe it’s because our ancestors and the older feudal lord had been large in size. ”
And I was attacked mentally by a harmless conversation.
Were you trying to tell me I was small?! Huhhhhhhhhhhhh?!
” A, ah, yea, must be. ”
A noncommittal response was given. As if reading my mind, Father continued while smiling.
” Because I was called a ‘chibi’ when I was young too. ”
Aah, was he trying to say that I was a ‘chibi’ now? Sniff.
An, anyway, leaving aside the jokes, it might meant that I too, carry the genes of a late-stage bloomer in me as well. I still have a bright future! Come on, Hight! Even though my height right now was of me looking up to everyone, my future would be, like Father, looking down upon everyone.
Ah~ No matter, my neck muscles would be sore~
” So, what’s the matter, Will? ”
As my chest was swelling with anticipation of my future, Father brought up the main subject. He knew I had something I wanted from him since I looked for him this early when I just brought friends over.
Father would had never guessed the reason. I then opened my mouth.
” Would you know where Grandfather would be? ”
Yes. The mission was to investigate about my grandfather of this life.
TN: The internet connection had gotten worst again. I managed to get this up after a lot of trouble. I shall pop over to the hardware store to see if I could solved this to post another post later today but………. no promises. Sorry!