Chapter 40 – You can’t eat the candy without doubting my intentions
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I was in a hurry, but the question just popped in my mind without me realizing it. Yes, I know it’s not the right time to ask, but I’m just curious.
I shook my head quickly, emphasizing to him not to mind what I just asked if he doesn’t want to answer.
Silence enveloped the entire room as if an angel just passed by. When suddenly, the sound of a loud chain interrupted the awkward silence between us. Soon, he spoke.
“Ten years old. You know, I was ten years old. I’ve been here since then.”
My sight turned to his shaking eyes. So he’s been locked up in this room for six years? I nodded as a response to his answer, a little bit shocked.
I don’t even think I could survive being in here for that long. He might have forgotten the feeling of freedom, wander around and do whatever he wants. Yes, he was able to go out in the garden and have a walk, but that’s not even considered being free. Because having real freedom is living a life without cuffs and restraints.
“I see. Well, I’d really like to hear more about it, but I have something more urgent to do today.”
Ricdorian’s past was only analogous to the conversations in the book, hence I don’t know everything. It’s an obscure past.
My curiosity about him was raised to notch once again, but I soon remembered Jair and the reason I came here.
“You’re curious, right? That’s right. This is why I came at night.”
I reached for my pocket, opened it, and pulled out a candy. Using the hand, which Jair casted the magic on, I jiggled it in front of him. First, this was the trick, give him the candy, and then second, explain the magic.
“There is something I wanted to give you. This is it.”
For a long time, I’ve been thinking about how to cast the spell inside this room. How about casting the magic on his cheeks?
I can’t do this, explaining to him might be difficult. But I still decided to continue.
“If you eat this, you’ll see something extraordinary.”
It was a magic that ordinary people couldn’t see. Besides, this is what Jair had prepared, especially for Ricdorian.
“In fact, this, after eating…”
I was about to tell him that this was from someone who wanted to help him. But…
“Can, can I eat?”
“‘Yes, you can eat……eh?” I widen my eyes.
No, like this? That’s not the response I was expecting. He’s so innocent!
I couldn’t hide my absurdity.
“No, why don’t you don’t ask me why?” I said and quickly raised my hand.
Hearing me, Ricdorian pouts.
“What should I ask?”
I don’t know if he’s a hungry beast who wants to eat everything he thinks is edible, or he just really trusts me this much.
Gosh, he tilted his head when he asked the question, and his silver hair fell.
I looked at his innocent eyes and was speechless. He looks so cute.
I shook my head and then shifted my eyes to the candy. I looked at him and at the candy alternately.
Oh, come on, I always brought you food but still you shouldn’t just eat whatever I give you.
His face looks tantalizing that I ran out of words to say.
Ricdorian, you can’t just eat the candy without any doubt.
“From now on, you have to be vigilant and careful. You can’t eat what others give you, especially medicine and drugs.”
Yes, I wanted him to eat this treat in order for me to say the spell, but he needs to be aware that there are evil people out there and that he shouldn’t trust too much.
I sighed. It’s just a candy, though.
Frustrated, Ricdorian stammered.
“Ea…Eating that.. I’ll be fine.”
“Of course not. What if I’m a bad person?”
Wait. Why are you looking at me like that?
His gaze that seemed to contain the color of the sea caught me. I flinched at his glistening eyes, wherein his tears looked like it were about to fall the moment he blinks.
“…are you going to hurt me?”
My heart throbbed rapidly as if it had its own instinct.
He was already soaked with his sweat, but still, his beautiful face covered that imperfection. The shackles in his hands under that sacred face evoked a stimulating imagination.
I immediately lowered my face, what am I thinking. I am not a pervert!
“You didn’t hit me, you didn’t beat me to pulp. You didn’t break plates…well, you always give me something delicious!”
“But you can’t just trust me. Haven’t you ever heard of the saying ‘Today’s friend is tomorrow’s enemy’?”…He just shook his head.
Oh, maybe there’s no such thing as that in here.
While agonizing, Ricdorian, who just answered me, tilted his head.
“You can… hit me.”…What? What is he talking about?
With a puzzled look, I raised my head and stared at him.
“… who’s gonna hit who?”
“Bu…but last time…”
“You still remember that joke? You’re such a persistent man!”
He always takes jokes seriously.
I shook my head, then this time, stared at him with a ludicrous look. Not long after, I put the candy in his hand, hoping that time would pass. I need to get out soon because the atmosphere’s getting weird.
“Let’s just say I am not dangerous today. Next time, don’t trust me easily. Anyway, eat this. We don’t have time.”
“You hear me, right? Do you understand?” He nodded.
I guess he’s not turning into a beast anytime today.
I saw his fingers grabbing me, but I pretended not to know.
I prepared the candy because I didn’t know if the magic created by Jair would hurt Ricdorian. To boot, I brought it because I thought it would be much better for Ricdorian to bite something sweet while I perform the magic.
With his hands up, Ricdorian put the candy in his mouth without hesitation. He put his hand on his cheek as he sucked the candy.
I felt strange at this sight. How could he eat that without even doubting my intentions?
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