The Uncle and the Gentle Night
Late at night .
Little Elan and Ka Luona were already sleeping . Mademoiselle Specter didn’t need to sleep and was currently upstairs, looking at the night sky . Mademoiselle Specter seemed to enjoy the nighttime scenery . Her view of this world felt a little sorrowful .
It’s probably due to her inability to touch anything .
Every time I see Mademoiselle Phantom’s smile, I always felt that that kind of smile was extremely empty . I even was reconsidering whether Mademoiselle Phantom should have joined our journey . If I was a hero would only want to protect everyone, it would be better to make them stay in a safe place . But I was not that young anymore .
Although I didn’t desire for Mademoiselle Phantom to disappear, if that really was her wish, I would not interfere, or forcefully urge her to stay .
But I wouldn’t accept that kind of outcome .
One day, I will definitely think of a way to analyze Mademoiselle Phantom’s body . If she was the type of a existence I could understand thoroughly, then maybe I could make her a body . But right now, there’s no way I could do that . I even can’t analyze other people’s “skeletons” .
I really hope that I will meet with Principal Maylise soon and learn the strongest forging technique .
There was not a sound to be heard, except for Jinwen leaning against me, swinging his two legs back and forth .
Right now, I was sewing JInwen’s clothes . Because I had taken an afternoon nap during the day, I was not tired at night .
The cloth had to be very small, so I bought higher-quality cloth . I even bought some golden thread . I remembered that in my original world, people would beg me to make doll clothing for them . So I was very skillful in handling this size of cloth .
A light blue jacket . Inside was a white shirt, with a white pleated collar . I used the golden-colored thread to embroider Jinwen’s name on the collar . For the pants, I made a pair of brown trousers . I cut off a small piece of leather from the saddle to make a pair of sturdy shoes . To speak frankly, the clothes and pants were easy to make, while the shoes were a bit more difficult . After I had finished making them, I solemnly used the needle on the leather to stitch on Jinwen’s name . Like this, all the clothes were custom-made .
“Try them on to see if they fit . If they don’t fit, I’ll fix them .
“Huwang . ”
This time, he wasn’t being difficulty . He obediently took the clothes from my hand and scuttled behind the quilt .
After some rustling sounds, Jinwen came back out to take the stage .
“R-really suits me, daye!”
It really looked very good, if he didn’t have that leather collar .
“Can’t you take off that collar?”
I sent out a probing question .
Jinwen shook his head .
“There’s no way . I am a slave, and this is the mark of a slave . ”
I sighed and rubbed JInwen’s head .
Jinwen used his two hands to grip my finger and lightly nibbled on my fingernail with his teeth .
“Hengwang, thank you very much for today, wang . ”
“No problem . ”
While I was at it, I took the leftover cloth and sewed them together, making a little bed for Jinwen, although it just looks like a boxy mat . But JInwen really liked it . In addition, I made him a quilt for the bed that was quite useful for protecting against the cold . I couldn’t help but be deeply moved . Little Jinwen’s size is really a good thing . He only needs a little cloth to make everything, he also eats very little, and he is also popular among girls . When i thought of having Jinwen live together with us, I would also make him a little bowl, a little table, a little chiar, etc .
This was also a good way to pass the time on a boring trip .
Jinwen burrowed into the quilt, looking with glittering eyes at the ceiling .
“Bendaye can’t sleep . ”
“Then shall I tell you a story?”
I sat at Little Jinwen’s side .
“Give bendaye, a finger!”
I placed a finger on my right hand next to Jinwen . Jinwen immediately kicked off the blanket and with a swish was hugging my finger, just like a little koala
“Enhuwang, bendaye, was defeated in the war between the humans and the demon race and was captured . We also got rid of many humans . Of course, I didn’t personally kill humans because I was too weak . However, bendaye’s, ears are super sharp . If I didn’t have this collar restricting me, I could hear over a sound over a thousand meters away . Even with this collar, I can hear for sounds within tens of meters clearly . So they made bendaye, into a pet for sale . ”
“Didn’t you think of taking off that necklace and going back to the demon race?”
“Hengwang, bendaye doesn’t have a place to go back to . Everybody lost because I heard the bastards from the Expedition Legion deliberately planting false information . Right now, everybody hates bendaye . What’s more, right now I am a slave . Slaves cannot take off their collars . ”
“Is that so . ”
I spoke noncommittally .
“What about you, uncle?”
“Why did you offer shelter to me, a demon? And also that little girl, isn’t she a demon? Today, when I was standing on her hat, I could feel her sharp little horns protruding from her head . I have heard of that kind of demon . ”
“Taking you in like this, if I want to take you in I’ll do it . There isn’t any kind of special reason for it . ”
“So it was like that . ”
Jinwen’s ears twitched happily, and his little tail wagged .
Before long, he had entered dreamland .
I gently extracted my finger, and covered him with the blanket .
Jinwen made hulu hulu (snoring) sounds .
A burst of sleepiness came over me . My head nodded for a bit and I fell asleep on my bed .
In a daze, I seemed to hear the sounds of a flute . The flute was melodious, but it was not pleasant to listen to . It was both oppressive and depressing, like the sound of the flute used to lead departed souls to the realm of Hades .
Afterwards, when I woke up, I discovered that Little Jinwen was nowhere to be seen .
The blanket had been folded up neatly . It was he himself who left .