Magi 14 – A Dark Cloud

War gives humanity two kinds of options, whether you would care for the life of the innocent, or you choose to see them as an absolute ignorable entity – or just as an inevitable price of war. War was and will always be part of any sentient being’s civilizations.

After a while, there was no any particular danger sign. Lina and Mari still silently surveyed many things around us without making any odd gestures or movements.

“Ione lets return the carriage, it is getting hot out here.”

Mother took Ione and go within the carriage. While I was still on her little hands’ care.

Inside the carriage, Mother made a gesture and Ione nodded, she understood that she must keep calm and silent.Read more

Magi 13 – A Dark Confrontation

Valley of the unknown, a strange windy road, a new kind of wood’s scent, and an unfamiliar pair of tiny hands – those holding my body firmly.

This peculiar situation was started with a conversation about an hour before.

“Madam, where will we go?” Lina asked.

“I am yet to decided it, but I have a feeling that if we continue in this road, we’ll eventually meet it.”

“Madam, you said that because you want to clean a small problem before reaching that place, don’t you?”

Mother just smiled and threw a gaze to far beyond the carriage’s window.

Lina and Mari also smiled, they have followed Mother for years from behind the shadow. They knew precisely how Mother would act in this kind of situation.Read more

Magi 12 – A Dark Plan

The small girl was holding the hand of her unconscious brother. Even her brother still stayed still, and she knew that her brother was getting better, his breath no longer buried and hurried, his face no longer pale. Her brother was like having his peaceful dream.

With her small hands, she held it tighter, “Big Brother, I won’t say goodbye, I’ll leave for awhile, and we’ll meet again very soon. So, when we meet again, I wish to see you stand and smile again, pick and raise me on your shoulder. Do not sleep too long. This city is so beautiful than the last city we visited; you should go out and enjoy its delicacies a bit. I’ll leave with Aunt Flo for now. I wish we can meet again Big Brother.”Read more

Magi 11 – Ione

Life is a temporary thing, yet it is. It made people think that life is precious. But then, some people thought that one life is more valuable than the other. This kind of thinking was found everywhere around the world.

I wished I could ask about Father since Mother nearly never mentioned him before. But let leave it for the right moment in the future.

Even I never show Red Eyed Green Dragon, or its poison, I have read about it on the Way of Three Realms, and isn’t it just another green lizard’s d***y nails?

Well, since there was this Vast Sky of Ten Thousand Compounding, it should able to help create a kind of universal antivenin.

I moved my little body, but it just became a little twitch.Read more

Magi 10 – Fear Not

Dozens of people crammed the road around the entry, mostly adult. And in their center were two groups of people. The first is a little girl with a boy that seemed injured behind her. The other is a group of black-clothed foreigners.

Between the group was standing an old man around sixty, he was the manager of Milena’s Silver Swan Inn. His back was shielding the two children.

“Old Man, you should not interfere with our business here.” The black-clothed foreigners’ leader spoke.

“Sir, I would not interfere in your business was nothing to do with my business.” The old man said with a humble smile.

“We will compensate you for this inconvenient, but first, move! Those rats are runaway slaves of our Master!”Read more

Magi 9 – Book of Pono

From time to time, along with the journey, I strangely felt sleepy longer than I used to be. I felt this condition around the last three days of our trip. And so, when we arrived at Milena, I slept quietly just when Mother put me down on the bed.

It was on that endless clear ocean – I found my consciousness stand still.

‘What is this place?’

The horizon seemed frozen within an endless time. The azure sky perhaps silent for eternity. The bright blue ocean, was it hiding a secret?

‘So, the last time I was here, it was not a dream? Or perhaps this is a dream? If so, what a strange one it is.’

My consciousness took the form of an adult body. This body stands still, just like how everything unmoved around it.

Even this stillness felt like forever, and somehow there was a connection that I felt between myself in the whole dimension. Like I was it.

Suddenly, I sensed something, a small dot in some remote corner of the horizon, it so little that I failed noticed before. And I felt I could take it closer to me.Read more

Magi 8 – Strength

Dining hall seemed very lively, and the last sun already set an hour ago — the smell of roasted meats, honey, wine, tea, seasoning and spices all over the air. Unlike the big cities those have moon and star crystals to light the nights, here I could feel the warm of oil lamps and candles.

Outside the streets, people sang their folk songs happily, including the at the across tavern – the Golden Duck Tavern. It seemed the Silver Swan Inn, and Golden Duck Tavern has a close connection to my family, but I didn’t know yet what it is. Both Miss Lina and Miss Mari seem so close to my mother.

At the next morning, we left the city and went to the South. Within the magical carriage were me, Mother, Miss Lina, and Miss Mari. Mother said Miss Lina and Miss Mari would be my elder sisters from now on. Of course, I would call them ‘Sis’ or so when I start to speak in future.

On the first day of five-planned-day, three of us, excluding me, were busy to exchange information. What had startled me that that information included everything that happened within seven empires and hundreds of kingdoms? This information wasn’t just neighborhood’s gossips, but crucial, perhaps tactical, news that could easily shake a country.

‘Mother…, are you going to topple a kingdom?’Read more

Magi 7 – The Silver Swan and Golden Duck

Some days after that night. I found myself lied down within a straw box that bounced gently every couple second. I was kidnapped! Ups, not really, I was ‘dethroned’ from my royal abode, and forced into exile with my poor mother.

Ehem, well, I thought I would be a nice scriptwriter, don’t you think so?

Perhaps this what people called a tale of a journey. Since ever we left the Royal City of Glaedwine, I could feel a lot of different taste in the air, it was like opening a gift box which we know nothing about it before.

The smell of newly budding grass, the dancing road dust in the wind, the hidden nectars of miscellaneous flowers.

The sound of small streams those rippled their soul for their river of life, the cicadas those send their greeting passed the fairy forest.

And don’t forget, the warm the twin suns, that … Ah okay just forget it, let’s back to our main storyline.Read more

Magi 6 – Halfmoon under the Past

Days and nights went by silently within the river of time. Calm moon and bright night, the breeze danced gently around me while I curled with the lap of the greatest woman under stars. The crickets happily played their renown little forest march, with brigades of frogs and other fellows of the night.

I was yet to see the world, but I could imagine, there is no better place and time for a great poem to born under heaven, like here and now.

But I refrained myself from creating one.

No matter how genius this baby, which is me, I would not let this wonderful night wasted by creating just a magnum opus.

The lullaby of a mother.

The sweetest ambrosia for the thirsty little soul.

On my mother’s lap, within her warm embrace, the melody gave a mysterious yet soothing sensation.

I knew a night should be a chilly time for most people, but at this moment, I felt – the summer just everlasting.Read more

Magi 5 – Unsilver-spooned Baby

Within a kingdom, there were perhaps many intrigues among the nobles. But I’ve never heard anything like that before happened within Glaedwine royalty, at least nothing I particularly felt in that last banquet. If someone wants to harm my family, they shouldn’t miss the change to know more about their target.

Wait, why I sounded like a private investigator?

“Sister Ana, you shouldn’t worry about it. We will just fine. Who would harm our family anyway?”

My mother again gave another small laugh.

“You just don’t understand. It’s not within our kingdom, but I am afraid a foreign and old enemy of Glaedwine would make a move.”

“Foreigners?”Read more

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