I saw Gideon frown at my sight. "OY Lilium! Get to work," he said.
Picking up the pickaxe, Iinto the cave!
How long has it been since I started working here? I think it was one year, maybe amore, I don't really remember. Anyway, there's no Callander here.
It is already spring, so my 9th birthday is
Man, I am so excitedto see her again this afternoon. It has been a week since we saw each other!
I went through the tunnel to mine some resources, it was a rough day like always, but it's getting better day by day, I think my body is getting used to the hard work, compared to the elders here, well I can't say the same, digging in this dark and cold cave every day sure is tiring, but for some reason, it isn't that hard for me.
Maybe it is because I am still a kid and my body is still growing while the elders' bodies
Whatever, I rested my back on the wall putting the pickaxe
For some reason! I have
I don't have
Until the day
I was scaredsomething's prey! I couldn't move anyway, my legs hurt, and I couldn't feel my feet yet, they were both swollen and dripping blood! So I had nothing to do but crawl if I wanted to leave this place!
Trying to make sense of what happened earlier, I felt something in my heart, somethingthat I couldn't I overwhelmed with all kinds of emotions flowing inside me, is it anger, sadness, emptiness, resentment, sorrow, or what exactly is that? I my world ripped apart. It felt like someone my heart!
It hurts in the chest, shivering in my hands andbody, I couldn't control this. There is anger, rage, sadness, and pain.
I felt worthless and yet, somewhere I still love them and hate myself for loving them.
I don't want them because I can never trust them again, but it hurts like hell!
I screamed and cried out loud for hours until I couldn't shedmore tears! My vision was so blurry, and I was lying there on the ground crying for hours! I felt miserable.
How can someone do that to others? Was everything a lie? Didn't they truly love me? Was it fake love? I don't know anymore.
After some time I got a grip
I felt nothing, which was strange.since I was about to die, but I felt none! Is it because of Maybe I just want to ? Do people feel like this when they die? Ugh, my head... I can't sleep. Can I recover from this? It's sickening!
Time passed by. I stared at the roof for days, or that is what it felt like! I can't tell howit is partially dark in this cave!
I tried to remember whathappened before I fled. I was hiding in my parents' closet when I saw a demonic creature covered in robes! His face was black, and I couldn't tell his features. But one thing was His eyes were red! He had that killing intent in his eyes, someone who had killed dozens of people! He had curved horns facing the sky. And another pair under his jaw, four horns!
I had never seen that demon in mylife! I saw some demons working here with me digging for resources, but none like him. He had that king-like aura around him! He was a high-level demon for sure!
Now, when I recall how in denial I was when I heard that I was
I wasn'tI heard it with and saw it with my own eyes! My beloved parents! Scheming with that demon about how they would hand me over to the ritual in the way! I needed to be happy for the ritual to They were plotting to run a and make me win it so I could be
The ring itself would be on the altar! That demon said he
I saw how delighted they were talking about all of that, completely forgetting about me and what I meant to them. For them, the land ismore than me, their SON!
It means they feelor nothing about me! They dismissed my emotions as irrelevant! They made me feel worthless and without value! Or maybe I had some value since they thought I was their salvation!
The years they took care of me for free weren't out of
I was a jinx to the people here since I arrived! Not many people in the village know my story though! A lot of them think the son of Clara and David, though I don't share a single gene of theirs!
The maiden told me that disasters had been happening since my arrival, almost like I was
My twobrothers used to call me the cursed freak, attributing me to every dilemma that happened! But I didn't Divine punishment they say, huh?
I don't know the other details of whatback then. But the maiden couldn't stand a child being sacrificed without him , so she wanted me to know that at least! Though she also wanted me to end their dilemmas by sacrificing myself, she tried to convince me that only by offering myself for people's goodness, I can achieve the utmost prideful death!
I just nodded at her back then, and she
Although I never intended to sacrifice myself for their sake, why should I do that? Who do they think they are to sacrifice people for their sake? Aren't we all humans to begin with? I wouldn't mind dying for someone I
Something is approaching!
It cut off myIt seemed to be a mana beast, and I was prepared to die anyway! After all, what's the point of living like this? Where you don't have someone to love or take care of, a family or home to someone you can live with, play with, and share stories and feelings with! I'd rather die and end it here before it gets !
My eyes are still blurry, I can't see very well, andA white wolf-like silhouette kept approaching slowly, and I couldn't identify what it looked like until it was a meter away from me! My body unintentionally moved on its own, and I raised my hands to cover my head in a defensive state! It seems my heart gave in but my body didn't!
I glanced at the beast in front of me! And it wasthan scary! Its eyes were emerald green and bloomed in the dark! It felt I was looking at the entire universe through them! Thick white snow fur circled its head to its neck, and its sight was astonishing!
"Did I startle you?" The wolf-like beast has spoken!!