Translated and edited by Tianic
“[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]ou look gloomy, cheer up!” There came the voice of the younger girl, how stupid. Can’t she see I was upset all because of her!
“Yeah, cheer up. I’m Flynn Rhona. You can call me Flynn. This is my little sister Carey Rhona.” A soft voice came from the older girl, “What is your name?”
Confronted by the question, I began observing these two girls. They really were twins.
They shared the same eyebrows, same bright eyes, same delicate face. The only thing that bothered me was the evil look in Carey’s eyes. Can’t she be a bit more like her elder sister?
“Ah… black hair, dark eyes, I’ve heard about you, you are Cohen Kheda!”
“I… I am Cohen…” I can’t lie about this.
“Cohen Kheda? You are the son of the Viceroy? Why did you want to steal an apple?” Flynn looked confused.
“Actually I…” I decided to lie through this, “I am starving.”
“I… I ran away from home!” It was so hard to be a liar.
“But you are noble? What’s good about running away from home?”
“I… I was sick…” Now I was starting to even confuse myself.
“What kind of illness? My sister will be the best physician in the future! You can talk to her.”
“Uh-huh, I’m still learning, but I know some healing spells.”
What was I doing? I’ve been healthy since I was born, except for those dreams. I was in perfect health.
“Can’t you tell us? Are you lying?” Carey’s evil look appeared once again, “Sis, let’s take him to grandpa.”
“No! I am… really sick!” I had to say something or die.
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“I… I have a…”
“You have a what! Say it!” Carey was not behaving like a lady at all!
“I have a hole on my but!”
After the two girls had laughed about it, I was brought to the red-nosed grandpa. A retired former Swabian general.
He looked mighty and vigorous.
“Hello sir, I am… I am Cohen Kheda.”
“Oh! You are Cohen Kheda! Welcome!” Grandpa boomed like thunder, “You can call me Grandpa like Flynn and Carey! Your father and I are good friends.”
“Grandpa, Cohen is so funny!”
“Really? You three shall be good friends then.”
“Yeah! We are already friends, right Cohen?”
I don’t wanna be your friend!
Well, luckily, I can put my heart back. As for Wilder and his follow friends, they knew such an evil creature lived here, and they still let me! I felt the urge to kill them!
“Grandpa, I have four friends there down the hill.”
“Does one of them named Wilder?”
“Yeah, how do you know that?”
“Hahaha! No friends of Wilder dare to climb up to my garden!”
“Oh, grandpa, they are orphans, can you…”
“No problem, I’ll take them in for good.”
I slammed a big bag of food in front of my four newly-met friends and sat down, gasped.
They were all bewildered.
“From now on, I am your boss!”
“Food!! Boss!!! Impressive!!!” Once saw the food, Moya quickly acknowledged me, “Jack! Right?”
“Yeah… the new boss is terrific…” Jack began plucking food in the bag, “Last time, last time Wilder came back with his face swelled!”
I stared at Wilder angrily!
“You set me up!” I said, “You knew there were 2 mean girls there, right!!!?”
“I… you can’t blame me… you wanted to get there…”
“Wilder, you are supposed to call him boss…” Marfa said.
“He doesn’t have the apple!” Wilder insisted.
“Look at it!!!” I revealed a tiny ball and placed it in front of him, “Because of you!!! And you!!! They laughed at me!!! Two girls!”
“Ah, spring apple indeed…”
“Right… I’ve never seen this…”
“Boss, can I eat it?”
“Stop!!!” I declared, “Now I am the boss, right, Wilder?”
“I’m a man of my words. Since you have the apple, you are the boss then.”
“There you go.” I smiled, “Well, to keep you guys away from starving, me and grandpa had an agreement.”
“Boss, what is it??”
“I have asked for you guys to help out in the garden,” I said, “Don’t cry, you’ll live with him, and you’ll all be well-fed.”
“Noooooooo! Boss no…”
“Can’t, I’m your boss, you’ll listen to me! I said go!”
“Damn, those girls are mean.”
“Stop talking, I think the new boss is right.”
Wilder said nothing, he fainted.
Since then, Wilder and the three boys settled at grandpa’s home. Grandpa could be harsh sometimes, but he cared about them. Meanwhile, he taught them martial and magic skills. Wilder and Moya were strong, so they took martial arts as their mains. Marfa and Jack were not as tough, but they were pretty good on spells and archery.
I visited them every day. And I watched when they practiced. Though I can’t do anything, I’ve learned from watching. As for Flynn and Carey, they liked to practice offensive magic on us, then they heal us afterward.
God knew if they’ve deliberately planned to do that.
When they were on break, I taught them what I learned from the books. Or had a day out to play. During those days, every mountain, every river around Darkmoon city saw our joyful faces
Time went by, I spent my days happily and was ready to welcome my 12th birthday.