Three years pass by in a blink of an eye
I’m five years old now.
After the stunt that I pulled my parent finally made up with each other but I hadn’t come out of it without a punishment. My mother banned me from sweet for one week. It’s a bit too cruel as I like to eat sweet but it isn’t that hard considering It’s just one week and I can do another thing such as going to the library then I wouldn’t crave for it that much.
I also have a good new that is I finally have a brother.
I am very happy because I can finally push all my burden about being an heir to my brother then I will strive toward my goal to become a doctor!
Good job! Father.
My father had been hiring many tutors to teach me for this past three years. He thinks I am clever than normal children as he saw me reading many books but each tutor couldn’t teach me more than one week. They have nothing to teach me anymore. I study a lot faster than normal because I am not a child. I had already finished learning all the etiquette, dance, basic knowledge, advanced knowledge, and music.
They had been flattering me as a genius but under their mask, I believe they’re hidden their jealousy. They think I wouldn’t see right pass their mask. I smiled at them innocently and told them that they’re very good at teaching. I am just a child wouldn’t it be better if I act like one and making other love me?
“Shiwa, I have something to talk with you.”
My father suddenly brings up a topic during breakfast. I sat near him at first but recently my father has sat near mother all the time leaving me to sit across from them. They’re sitting so close together that I am sure they’re sharing the chair together. Well, It doesn’t matter anyway.
I have been sitting near my brother, Shio. He just turned 2 years old. He still has a problem speaking unlike me but that’s normal for a kid his age. He is a little shy and quiet.
“I think you are tired because of studying in these past three years. Today, I want to take you to the palace. Isn’t it good?”
Take me to the palace = debuted into noble society, right?
I think the tutors have been spreading the rumors about me around the country. I don’t care about them because it’s not a bad thing and my parent was getting a praise so I didn’t do anything about it.
But…to go to the palace. I have to meet my enemy.
What to do? I don’t want to go there.
“N-No, I would rather stay home with mother. Mother still has to take care of Shio. I don’t want her to stay at home alone” It’s like an excuse made from a little angel surely my father wouldn’t…
“Shiwa, I can stay home alone. It’s not a big problem. More importantly, you’re more clever than your peers. Your father wants to bring you to boast to other people ” Mother! Please don’t go against me.
“W-what? I don’t want to bring her to boast but I also don’t want to leave you at home alone. What will I do if something happens to you?” father walk to mother and embrace her.
“I will be fine here” my mother is 6 months pregnant right now.
“I still want to stay with you even if it’s only one or two hours”
“You idiot! Don’t speak like that in front of our child”
“Onee-sama” Shio look at me with confusing eyes.
My tasting bud is slowly dying with this sweetness. My mother’s stew, rice even water is tasting so sweet right now even an ant want to plead for their life.
Get me out of here.
In the end, I still end up at the palace.
It’s really hard being a child. The point is that I don’t have the power to decide anything for myself. I lightly sign as I sitting across from my father in a carriage. My father wishes for me to debut in society so if I act reluctantly it will only make my father distress.
Being a child is so depressed.
But being stubborn is even more troublesome.
“Shiwa, do you get a car sickness? your expression isn’t good” Father asks in a worry tone.
“N-no, I’m just has a little headache”
“We are near there so endure it for a bit”
I’m having a headache because we are near the palace!
It’s doesn’t matter anyway. Just stay away and not involving too much should be okay.
If it only like that. sign…
I sure that my father will bring me to introduce to other royals then they will talk about engagement. It’s a normal thing and they’re most likely to get a mutual benefit. The method to get a power without shedding any blood is through a marriage. No matter how much my father loves me. Others would have the power to change any decision.
Because of that, …we’re calling this ’socialize’
The carriage stopped before a large gate even the atmosphere is telling me that this is the palace. This place is both breathtaking and uncomfortable at the same time. The door is made of redwood engraved with pure gold. To the side of the door is a rose garden lined with a beautiful marble statue.
The palace is the exactly like the one in my world. Umm…I should act a little more excited. It’s my first time after all.
“Wow…The palace is very beautiful” I smile.
“If Shiwa like the palace, I will bring you here more often” I don’t think so!
“but…I like being at home more”
“Haha that’s right our house is still the best”
My father pats my head affectionately. If I wasn’t born as his children then I’m falling for him hard especially with his smile. My father is really dangerous.
When we arrive at the gate, My father takes hold of my hand and help me get off from the carriage. The palace’s maid guides us to the tea party. Even the interior is extravagant not losing to the outside. When we arrive at the garden in the back of the palace. Every eye turns to stare at us.
“Tiare-sama, I don’t think that you would come today it’s a pleasure to meet you”
This man comes to greet my father instantly. He looks like he’s in his middle-aged. His silver hair is a proof of a royalty with red eyes the same shade as blood. I already know from his attire that this person is the king of the vampire.
He comes with another gorgeous woman with black hair, light red eyes, red lip and radiating pale skin. I’m certain that she is the queen of the vampire.
“Good morning to you, King Milor. It’s your invitation How can I refute this?”
“Haha…but you refuted me for two times. Did you bring your daughter to come with you?” He stares down at me due to the difference in height.
“Good morning to you. My name is Shiwa Garnet. It’s my honor to meet both of you, king Milor and queen Marita ” I nod my head and give a curtsey.
“Umm…you really are beautiful just like your mother” The king tenderly smile at me and The queen looks at me with adoring eyes.
“I heard from the others that your daughter is very clever than her peers. Those tutors are all praising her saying that she finished learning each subject in only one week” You are praising me too much. Are you want to make me engage with your son!?
“Really, you are really clever. I hope my son is doing good just like you. Oh! Why not introduce to each other?”
N-no not good at all
But I can’t say it.
“I-it would be my pleasure”
“Luler! This child. He sneaks off to his room again. Could you bring him back here, Marita?”
“Of course, you can go eating snack waiting for me there” The queen turn to my side and smile down at me then turn her back walking toward a door.
If I want to tell you that I’m relieved, will a thunder strike down at me?
My father is an important guest so many people come to greet him. Minutes pass by, The queen still doesn’t come out from the palace. My worry slowly lightens up. I’m guessing that he doesn’t want to come to this party.
Good for me!
“Shiwa…I have a son around your age”
“Wouldn’t you come and play with my son?”
“We have a party at our estate tomorrow”
I smile so much that I can’t feel my cheek anymore but to my horror, they don’t even care. All I can see behind their mask is greed. They want to use me as a ladder to their benefit. I start to feel uncomfortable with this people.
“I’m not feeling good right now. Can I go to my father, please?” I don’t even know that I have been standing so far from my father because of these people and I can’t see my father anywhere.
They don’t want to let me go but when I step out myself, they back out reluctantly. If I go back to my father I will be surrounded again so I hide in the rose garden near the party.
“I thought that I will die” I turn to hide in a rose bush taller than me.
Well, I will take a breather here then go back to the party. I don’t even know where my father is and he abandoned me then disappearing. I will complain about this to my mother!
Hmm…sound like I stepped on something?
I lift my foot by instinct and look down at the spot that I stepped on.
A human…No way.
More likely a demon. I can’t see his face but our age should be around the same because our body is similar in size so the bush covers us perfectly but…
Why is he not moving? It’s almost a minute. I stepped on him very hard! He should at least twitch.
I’m trying to call out to this person in front of me but still getting no response. I’m trying to think in a medical term, even when we are in deep sleep if there’s a force act upon you, your neuron will stimulate your brain and wake you up in the process. except…
Wait for a minute!
Is this person d-dead!?
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