Twelve months and ten days after birth.
Since the day I first met the fairy, she has been coming over to my room to play every day.
She slips every day through the window, lands near me, she says something, gives me thumbs up then a self-satisfied smile floats on her face.
I can’t understand what she’s saying as usual, so I just tilt my head and thumbs up back at her for now.
The people surrounding me were little curious about my thumbing up, but there seems to be no problem.
Rather, they happily smile at me.
I had trouble making thumbs up with my hand at first.
Although I trained every day, I had to make time to practice thumbs up.
Thumbs up are frightening.
At this rate, won’t making “scissors” be even more difficult?
Anyhow, this is fairy’s and my usual greeting.
The contents of her talking,
“Mornin’, you must be honored to be able to see my face.”
“I came today as well, you happy little brat?”
Isn’t that what she’s saying?
I mean, she’s making a smug expression.
After doing the greetings, she starts making various gestures with her hands.
Thumbs up is a simple one to understand, but her gestures are steadily becoming pantomime so I have no idea what’s she’s trying to say.
She’s quite bad at pantomime, after all……
Even still, after completing her performance, she wipes her non-existing sweat with her clothes and makes a self-satisfied smile.
No, she may be sweaty, it’s just I can’t see it.
Sweat doesn’t have magical power (Temp), so I can’t see it.
We have a short relationship, but I’m convinced that she doesn’t sweat.
Whether the meaning of her gestures properly transmitted apparently doesn’t matter to her.
After she finishes her self-satisfied look, I answer her by tilting my head that I didn’t understand her meaning, and she shrugs her shoulders in “Fu~ good grief” manner with an irritated face.
After such greetings and pantomime time, we spend every day together by “reading” books and training magical power (Temp).
Following the day after my birthday, Theo and Ellie try to make me call them by names just like Alek.
Words are practiced before reading time, during the break, or before going to bed at night.
Because I decided to be prudent, I usually ignore them, and once in a while let out a suitable Aa~ or kau~.
Gradually, I have to do it gradually.
Standing out too much is dangerous.
That’s because, in this house, there’s a party room on such scale that hundred people can easily enter.
Moreover, a hundred people came to a birthday party of one-year-old that they haven’t met before.
I can somehow guess my parent’s standing just from that.
They are considerably rich big shots.
Maa, it may be just that our family is large, but I doubt that.
A hundred of relatives gathering for a birthday party…… just how much along they get?
Maa, that’s why, even if I have the handicap of not being able to see, I have to do my best not to stand out.
I can’t afford to stay in the room forever, although I don’t have many choices, I don’t want to become a hikikomori.
But, as a blind child of rich parents, I may be an ideal target.
I don’t know the state of the public order, so I should try not to stand out as much as possible, so my name won’t get famous.
The plan is called,
“Life is precious&rd
Let’s go with a blast, I don’t have the courage for that!
That’s just reckless!
I must not make a mistake, I must not make a mistake!
I said the important thing twice, yes I sad it twice.
Today, I’m also listening to the reading with the fairy.
She becomes really excited during battle or bargaining scenes and becomes really sad during the sad scenes.
Although I can’t hear her voice, she can hear ours?
In that case, it will be easier for mutual understanding, but I immediately reconsider.
Haven’t I just decided to be prudent?
There’s always someone around me.
Talking with others around may be quite difficult.
But, I thought that it’s worth trying it, so I was waiting for the right timing, but the good opportunity hasn’t come.
Therefore, I think I will take a little risk.
The contents of the risk are as follows.
Because I have became able to take several steps lately, so when there’s only Ena around, I will fumble around and clean beforehand to make sure the site isn’t dangerous, and try to talk with the fairy in a low voice while pretending to be dashing.
Because I will be caught by Ena immediately, I must act quickly.
Of course, the location of the fairy is important.
My voice may not reach her if she’s too far away.
My balance is still doubtful, I can’t say that I can move properly, there’s also a possibility that I will miss something in the cleaned area.
Almost everything doesn’t possess magical power (Temp), after all.
There’s not much danger at all.
Because there’s only danger!
Although I said that, this is still room for a baby with visual impairment.
There are naturally no dangerous objects around, and the floor has a soft and fluffy carpet so falling down is relatively safe.
Also the books they often read me, if they are not being read at the moment, they are safely put away in the bookshelf, so I judge taking the risk as safe.
Maa, dangerous things are still dangerous, so I have to make a determination.
However, I decide to practice first.
I remove things on the selected route while crawling.
I sit the fairy at the end of the route and signal her to stay there by hitting the carpet.
My intentions didn’t transmit well, but with a bit of patience, when she finally confirmed with me, I nodded at her greatly.
And as for her, it’s a smug look, after all.
I have already gotten used to this face, this self-satisfied fairy.
And then, on my way to the starting point, I think how to lead Ena who would follow after me without fail around.
Is what the plan was supposed to be, but the fairy is following me for some reason.
She didn’t get the meaniiiiiing!
Crestfallen, fall on my fours and sigh pose.
However, this is not the time to give up.
I will do the same thing again and somehow make the fairy successfully sit on stand by.
That alone exhausts me this much……