Volume 4 – Firemane Clan
Chapter #140 – ♪Lady♪[Jon’s POV]
“Hmmm! Nice to meet you, I am Jon.”
She was making a pitiful face for a reason.
“I think I should leave.” She said.
I don’t know why but my sense of crisis started making an alarm all of a sudden.
I should say something! Something I should say?
“Eh! I’ll see you out then.”
IDIOT! NOT THAT!
“Truly no need, Senior! I am really sorry for disturbing you.” She said as she turned away.
Wait! I need to say something to make her stay.
“The… weather is really nice today.”
YOU GODDAMN IDIOT! WHO WOULD TALK ABOUT THE FUCKIN WEATHER?
“Ahaha! It’s true, see you later, Senior.”
The girl turned around and left.
I was all alone.
The world turned black and white for a reason.
There was a weird sensation in my stomach when I talked to her just now.
I also felt another weird sensation in my chest and there was some *ba boom* *ba boom* *ba boom* *ba boom* yet now it is gone and took something else with it.
What is that something that got messing I wonder?
But I should have said something like “…..”
I don’t know what to say in that situation but I know many things to say, things like…
… what would I say in a situation like that?
Did I have to idiotically talk about the weather?
What does she think of me then?
Maybe I sounded so uncool?
Did she think I am an idiot?
This is bad!
I need to ask about that girl around, she didn’t seem to be a Firemane! She must be one of the people that live in the town, right?
Her name was Alina, right?
Come to think of it, there was that Alina that I know but she doesn’t walk around with her face uncovered like that… this Alina, however, is so pretty!
I am sure smiling like an idiot…
Is this is that thing that I don’t what is it called? Maybe I don’t remember.
GODDAMMIT, I am an idiot!
I never felt so idiotic like this before… still, being this idiotic feels the best… I wanna see that girl again.
What should I do? There has to be some way.
‘System! What are the chances I meet that girl once again?’
Oh! How nice of you, System.
‘Find me a good song then. A one that goes well with this idiotic feeling I am having!’
<1 Result(s) found!>
One result! Only one?
I never thought it is this serious.
What song might that be?
I wondered to myself as I went back to the spring and floated on my back…
Will there be only one song to make my feeling like an idiot go away?
▶ Lady – Kenny Rogers
I remember that song really well. One of the best.
But that is a love song you know that…
… that can’t be true, right?
Nefertiti swam and climbed on me, she then dried herself on top of me. She then sat on me.
“What is it, hooman?”
“… please forgive me that I have sinned.”
“You have been forgiven, hooman!”
“Don’t forget what you promised.”
“Yes, I’ll present the best fish I find as an offering.”
Nefertiti heard my confession and told me it is okay. It is decided then, there is no sin in looking for that girl.
I need to understand…
‘System, I’ll call you Alexa from now on!’
‘Alexa, play Lady!’
♪ Lady! I’m your knight in a shining armor, and I love you… ♪
Sigh! This song is so good…
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[3rd Person POV]
♪ Lady! I’m your knight in a shining armor, and I love you… ♪
The person on top of the tree watched everything that happened the past few minutes. Jon knew that this person was there but he did get alerted as this person is his closest follower and his most loyal friend, Jullanar.
She was performing her regular duty of being his shadow. Ever since their agreement that day about the relationship between them, she has never neglected her duty.
She knows a lot about him and a lot about his weird actions, she even may know what he might be thinking or saying before he himself does it. He surely surprised her about a lot of things from his knowledge about hidden treasures to meeting a dragon and coming up with ideas and tales that literally were otherworldly, still, she put her whole faith in him.
For her, to follow the person who will one day save the world and to be the first to believe in him is her privilege and pride. She knew too well that he is serious about every word and action that came out from him despite the others seeing him as a boy who likes to act silly, even his mothers didn’t take him seriously. She knew that she had this exclusive front seat to witness all the glory from the best angle possible, all she had to do was to live up to it.
He gave her all these privileges and put borders between them to not get too attached, yet he himself was the one who broke those borders and treated her with kindness and love, she knew that she is the first member of that family he made for himself.
And ever since the cat appeared, their small family has gained a new member who doesn’t lose one bit to both of them in weirdness. That cat brought a lot of joy and fluff to their lives.
Yet today, a new person entered his heart. He who would lead hundreds of men to battle, kill hundreds of enemies, speak with a smile to a dragon, looked so helpless in front of a girl who is weaker than him.
Jullanar looked at Jon, who was floating on his back while listening to a very beautiful music made by his magic, and she smiled. She knew this day would come.
She didn’t know if she should feel jealous or not. It was weird! Most people would feel jealous but she wasn’t for some reason.
Jon and Alina were like her favorite people from the same age grade. Jon is the person who remade her life into something worth living and pulled her out of her unfortunate fate. Alina, on the other hand, was a very beautiful girl that she enjoyed keeping her company, she also revealed her face to Jullanar few times and Jullanar who was a girl was enchanted by Alina’s beauty that could calm people’s hearts and make them want to just protect her.
Even though Alina treated Jon with haughtiness and saw him as an equal when they first met, she got to learn her lesson and showed a lot of respect to Jon. She always sat behind him and spoke in absolute politeness to him, she even would put her pride as a magic prodigy away and go ask Jon for personal lessons.
In Jullanar’s eyes, this was the right way to treat someone as great as Jon. She didn’t like Wulfur because the way he always treated Jon as equal but she always knew that Jon and Wulfur has a brotherhood bond that gave Wulfur the right to do so.
She also didn’t like the Firemanes before for showing not too much expectations in Jon, even though they later started to recognize him as one of the most gifted youngsters, she could tolerate them just a bit.
She knew it is twisted and unfair to put Jon so much above others but it wouldn’t be logical to her who saw a big deal of weird events by just following him around. She considered herself to be the High Priestess if Jon was a god.
That all led to her taking the duties of watching Jon’s back more seriously than her own life. But as a person who is very powerful, maybe watching his back that way won’t do him much. She needs to watch what he can’t see.
Right now, Jon is lovestruck and would take him some time to recover, she still has a very important duty to fulfill.
She moved from the tree and headed away. She kept running and looking around until she saw what she was looking for.
She walked towards her target but felt her presence might get caught, so she tried to activate the Aura that Jon spent some time teaching her.
Her Aura wasn’t perfect but at least her presence was thinned very much. After getting the feels of it, she dashed like a loosen arrow and approach her target in a split of a second. Her attack wasn’t lethal but she managed to clutch her target by the neck softly and push them on the snowy ground.
The target’s level of strength was by no means inferior to her but it was a soft attack that carried no hint of killing intent so the target was rather confused.
The looked to each other in the eye and stayed silent.
She just was looking at the person under her right now.
After a few seconds, she let go of the person under her and loosed her body to lay down beside that person. Jullanar didn’t seem to carry any hint of anger or negative emotions which surprised the other party. To Jullnare, it was a bit too hard to get angry at a girl that pretty even though they belong to the same gender.
“The moment you break his heart, I’ll break your skull.”