Side Story 5 – Blake has become smaller (5)
After we got out of the fruit store, we went back to the villa.
Blake’s expression was gloomy.
“My Blake has received a wedding proposal huh?”
When I told him a joke to warm up the atmosphere, he burst into tears.
“I’m sorry. I’ll protect Blake next time.
I didn’t know that the child would kiss him so suddenly. Kids are so unpredictable these days…
“That’s not why I’m angwy.”
“Yes, it’s only a cwild.”
Blake twirls the cherries in his hand.
The fruit store auntie said she was sorry and gave it to him.
“Then why are you angry?”
When I asked, he was silent for a moment, then slowly opened his mouth.
“Am I youw younger sibling?” (Am I your younger sibling?)
He must be upset that I said he’s my younger sibling. But…
“Then what do I say? We can’t call them we’re husband and wife.”
“Why can’t you tell them that I’m youw husband?!”
Blake raised his voice.
“But I can’t say that I’m married to a baby.”
He turned and looked at me. He looked shocked when I said the obvious thing.
Then the carriage rattled.
“Blake, sit properly because it’s dangerous.”
I made him sit on my lap first.
Blake sighed loudly without saying a word. His plump cheeks rose up and went down cutely.
“I’ll make you a delicious dish with the ingredients we bought in the square.”
“I’ll hwelp you too!”
Blake’s eyes twinkled. I felt relieved to see him excited again.
Is it because he had a child’s body? He was quickly sad by small things like he was really a child, but he was also quick to forget his anger.
“No, it’s dangerous.”
“It’s okay! I can do it! I helped you a wot when we wewe young!” (It’s okay! I can do it! I helped you a lot when we were young!)
“You’re much younger now.”
He’s way younger than before when we met for the first time.
“I’m not young! Just smaw!” (I’m not young! Just small!)
“But your body can’t handle it. I’ll make you something delicious soon, so just wait a little bit.”
I stroked his fluffy hair and looked at Edon.
And then Edon comes quickly to Blake’s side.
“Your Highness, let’s go this way.”
He followed Edon with a sullen expression.
Blake flopped down on the chair.
The knights were around Blake, as he laid down on the grass.
“Oh my god.”
The knights’ eyes twinkled. They couldn’t bear to see the cuteness of their small master.
Blake remained close to Ancia, so they didn’t have a chance to look at the little master.
They thought he was cute when they saw him while guarding at a distance, but it was even more cute to see him this close.
“His Highness is so cute.”
“That’s right. Very cute.”
Everyone was admiring his cuteness but Jayden reacted a little differently than them.
It didn’t look so good to see the distracted men huddled together while admiring his master.
No matter how small and young he became, he could only see the fierce master in front of him.
Moreover, Blake’s expression was cold when everyone said he was cute.
‘This is disturbing.’
Jayden took a step away and watched the situation, as Blake screamed.
“Don’t say I’m cute!”
“But you’re the cutest child I’ve ever seen!”
“I awready know that! You think I don’t know?”
When Blake spoke so confidently, the knights were surprised.
But he didn’t care and continued.
“You cwan’t say I’m cute from now on! If you do it again, you’ll be punished!”
Blake declared. However, the knights only held back their laughter at their small master, who spoke confidently with a small body.
“It’s twue!” (It’s true!)
Blake once again warned.
“Would you like to play with us?”
“Your Highness, what do you want to play?”
“I don’t want to pway! Am I a kid?!”
Blake vented his anger, but the more he did, the more the knights couldn’t hold his laughter.
Jayden watched the scene with a pale face. He’ll be back in a month, aren’t they afraid?
Then Edon, who was next to Blake, approached Jayden.
“You look pale. Are you sick?”
He shook his head.
“But why are you standing so far away?”
“No, I’m just a little fascinated.”
“His Highness had a different appearance when he was young. You know exactly why.”
Blake was cursed when he was young. He was despised by everyone and confined to his palace because of his appearance. Even though now the curse was lifted, the scars from that time would have remained, but he was unfazed by the sudden attention.
“It’s all thanks to Her Highness.”
Edon smiled happily at Blake who was surrounded by the knights.
“Yes, because she praised him every day.”
As a child, Blake considered himself a monster. But it has changed since he met Ancia.
Ancia told Blake every day that he’s beautiful and not a monster. After that, the darkness that had deeply settled in his mind disappeared gradually.
Edon smiled vaguely as he recalled those days.
“I’m not a baby!”
In the meantime, Blake was still protesting against the knights.
“Blake, you should eat fried mushrooms too.”
Blake shut his mouth and shook his head.
He became even more picky than before.
“You need to eat it, if you don’t you won’t grow.”
“I’m already an adult!”
Blake was upset.
It seems that he was always angry as he got smaller. However, he was so cute that I wanted to keep teasing him.
“Have some beans too. You need to eat beans if you don’t want to keep being small like beans.”
Blake put down the spoon with a teary face. Was I too harsh?
“I won’t eat it!”
“I’m not gwoing to eat it…”
“Then shall we have peaches for dessert?”
“I hate peaches!”
Did he hate peaches that much? Oh right!
“You need to grow up a little bit more if you want me to lift your curse.”
“I have grown up already!”
“You should be much bigger than a chestnut.”
“No, wait, you look more like a peach.”
When he was a child, Blake did not like chestnuts and peaches since I said that.
I was going to convince him this time, but I unintentionally teased him again.
“I’ll go back!”
Blake came down from the chair.
“I’ll go back alone!”
He went outside after saying that.
I tried to follow Blake from behind, but Edon dissuaded me.
“I’ll follow him, Your Highness.”
I looked at Blake’s back as he stomped with his short legs.
“Dwon’t follow me! I’ll go back alone!”
Blake ran to the hall while shouting at Edon.
“Sir, what’s the matter?”
After hearing the crown prince’s voice, Jayden rushed up to Edon and asked him.
Then Edon explained the situation with a serious face.
Jayden was speechless and shut his mouth tightly.
Anyway, it was their duty to escort the young prince.
No one would dare break into the royal villa, but they could not leave Blake alone.
They secretly followed Blake.
If it were Blake’s usual self, he would have noticed it soon, but now he was only a child.
Blake headed to the stable.
He approached Josh, his favorite white horse.
Josh stared at its owner strangely who had changed overnight.
However, it felt the power of light from Blake’s body as it finally recognized him.
Blake hugged Josh tightly.
“Josh, I’m so sad twoday.”
After Ancia was gone, Blake felt sorrow and loneliness. However, there were times when sadness and pain were overwhelming to him.
When he experienced it, he would tell Josh how he felt like he did today.
“Anthia tweated me like a baby.” (Ancia treated me like a baby.)
Josh cried as if he understood what he was saying.
“She said that I’m hew sibling.”
“She also said I was smaw like a bean.” (She also said I was small like a bean.)
Blake complained to Josh about what happened today.
“How could she do that?”