The doctor came and checked Ethan. He did several tests, but he didn't find anything wrong with my brother. As for the priestess, we waited for another 3 days when she came, and I saw the different effect it had on my parents. They had opposite reactions when the priestess started to introduce herself.
"I am Kastila, a priestess of the Anayan temple. Unfortunately, the head priestess is in the Holy Empire so she couldn't serve you, Your Graces," the priestess who wore a simple white robe bowed lightly. She had a necklace and I saw a gold cross. It gave me a familiar weird feeling.
"Do not worry for I will be able to give you what you need," Kastila spoke confidently and her green eyes were shining like emerald gems.
The Duke answered her, "Can you take a look at my son? He was in pain three days ago, and the doctor couldn't find what was wrong."
The priestess obliged and I saw mother silently watching the scene, her face full of worries. She still seemed tired.
As Kastila neared our crib, she first greeted us with a smile. Both Ethan and I were sitting as we gazed at the stranger. Then she asked Ethan how he was feeling before asking permission to touch him. My brother blinked and slowly smiled at the priestess as if to say yes.
In a second, she touched his forehead and cast a spell. White light engulfed Ethan's body in an instant. I sensed it was a familiar power like the duke had cast but this one was stronger. For a few seconds, it stayed and faded away gradually.
"It seems that there is something wrong within his body." All of the people inside the room held their breaths. "It isn't physical but rather in terms of divinity," she continued and I heard everyone exhale.
"What is it?" my father asked.
"I cannot describe it fully but there is something that is controlling his divinity, more like stopping the flow."
"You mean, Ethan has already developed his divinity? At an early age?" The head butler, Wallace asked with admiration in his voice. He almost looked like he was rejoicing at the news.
"Well, I sensed something within him, and it's more likely his divine powers but I can't see it clearly. Probably because of what's stopping it. Even though having divine powers is rare, it naturally flows within one's body. But in his case, the flow had suspended, and perhaps that made him in distress," Kalista explained further and everyone seemed to be relieved he had not any illnesses.
"What can we do about this?" the duke asked and the priestess only shook her head.
"The best course of action is to let him control his powers, but since he's still an infant, you can only lightly tap his divinity."
"How can we do that?"
The priestess looked at the duke and said, "Casting any simple spell will do. It's probably better if you put someone with divine powers beside him at all times, just in case it happens again."
"Are there not any spells to make his powers naturally flow?" Wallace inquired and the priestess shook her head again.
"If I try to change a person's flow of divinity like sealing it or forcing it open, something bad will happen. We could only teach him how to control it but it's impossible at this point. We have to let him grow first."
The duke only nodded and I noticed my mother getting paler every minute. The duke was also aware of this too so he asked the priestess to take a look at her wife. Mother wanted to protest but the priestess was quick enough to act.
"Your aura is in chaos, Your Grace. It's quite faint but I could sense your divinity spilling everywhere. You must learn how to control it."
The duke seemed to be confused at this and was about to ask but mother spoke up first. "Yes, I know how. I was just exhausted these past few days. Thank you."
Kastila bowed her head and said nothing more.
"What about Emilia? Does she have divinity too?" My father asked.
The priestess looked at me for a second the shook her head. "I can't sense her divinity for now but I see that her aura is different from other babies. Divine powers usually show around seven or eight years old. When young lady Emilia grows up her divine powers will most likely appear. Young master Ethan is a rare case."
When the adults took care of everything and were about to leave, I saw the Duke and Kastila whispering to each other. I wondered what it was about.
Mother greeted us, said she would take a rest first before promising to play with us. She kissed us both and Ethan seemed so happy without a worry in the world.
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