A birth within a house always brought joy and happiness, if not always, I would sure mostly be. For a couple of hours, at least it undoubtedly true for my family.
Guests were flooding our main hall, and from the surrounding noise, they should be hundreds of them right now.
From the noblest one, the king itself, for the commoners like professors of the magic and knight academy or some random households’ servants, from the old to their youngsters, they came to give their blessing for the newborn son—which is me.
I learned later that I was born within an aristocratic family, and a significant one within this kingdom, the Glaedwine Kingdom.
My grandfather—the father of my mother—is the principal of Glaedwine Royal Magic and Knight Academy. My grandmother—the mother of my (missing?) father—is the grand general of Glaedwine Royal Army. Both were holding authority second only to His Majesty the King itself.
My gentle mother and I believed she is a beautiful lady, was a dean in Classical Scriptures Division of Royal Magic and Knight Academy. People said I took my mother’s eyes, eh, what unique-like resemblance.
And about my father, whoever he was, I still could not make it clear. Almost nobody spoke of him in this banquet. All I found out he used to serve in the military, a kind of top-secret special force. Grandpa perhaps knew about it, sadly, I was yet to ask him.
But it implied that my father was the sworn brother of the crown prince. Prince Archelaos always called my mother by ‘Sister Floretta’, and so my mother called him back by ‘Big Brother Archelaos.’
“How is Sister Wassa now, is she still feeling unwell?” My mother asked the crown prince.
“Well, she is fine, merely requires more rest. This pregnancy causes her more fatigued than the previous one when we about to have Loke. I don’t know why, but her mana depletes quickly every midnight. The royal doctors didn’t have any understanding as well. We only can support her by providing more spirit waters, spirit fruits, and sometimes sacred beast’s meat to protect her and our baby.”
The tone of crown prince sounds serene but full of concern.
But what about this strange pregnancy? Wait a minute, let me try to recall. It seemed particularly high spiritual being when to conceive a spiritual seed would produce this kind of manifestations, and that alone when the seed or the baby was extraordinary.
Was this ‘Sister Wassa’ an extraordinary being? Or the baby was?
Well, just forget it. Even when delivering a fantastic being like me to this world; my seemed ordinary mother still fine, what a bad thing could happen, anyway?
“It is okay Big Brother, I believe sister Wassa just tired, moreover, while she is pregnant, I heard she still helped you to settle many royal issues. She will just fine.”
“Oh…, well, if Sis says so, then I am relieved.”
Oh, my nine stars, the crown prince just relieved like that? Was my mother a kind of seer?
“Daughter-in-law would just be fine. You are overthinking it.”
A dignified voice came from near us.
“Ah, Your Majesty.”
“Archelaos, how many times We require pointing out. Your wife is stronger than you imagined. How can the descendant of great Cyneburg become a weak character? Maybe she will grant me a baby boy or maybe an adorable little baby girl. Ha ha…, I can’t wait for it.”
“Your Majesty, Lady Wassa surely would have a healthy baby.” My mother gave a modest smile.
“Ha… ha… sure… sure…,” The king laughed joyfully, “So this little one is Eiwa? Come, let me hold the boy.”
I felt my body swayed, then landed on muscular arms. O, I don’t like others than my mother, but I couldn’t afford to weep, because I wasn’t clear whether or not crying would give me a capital offense.
“Good… good… good…, this little one definitely will grow into the future of our kingdom, Glaedwine, he just looked like his predecessor. Since both of my son and the father of this baby are sworn brother, then We shall bestow thou a title of Prince.”
“Thank you, Your Majesty.”
I heard the voices of my mother, my grandfather and my grandmother together.
I didn’t believe it! I just born, and now I am a prince, even I don’t originally belong to royal families? Heh, I must carried many good karmas in my past life, if not, how can a baby just born with an elegant face, delicate voice, great brain and swiftly turn into a prince? He… he…, I wonder if by tomorrow I suddenly become a grand duke.
“Thus let We call his title ‘Nine Stars Prince’ since when he was born, the nine stars of fate are illuminating at their brightest peak.”
‘What? I am protesting! I am protesting! I am protesting! Do you think I am a kind of restaurant or tavern those have star rating?’ My mind blew up! But I could not express a word, the pretense of the capital crime still feared me the most.
The feast then continued, I lost count how many times my pure body was defiled by pairs of hands whose owner I didn’t even recognize. This was an indictment for the society of cuteness protection. I wished I can run to the royal court to appeal for the injustice that falls before me.
Well, just for this time, I let them be.
It was almost past midnight when I woke up again within my crib. I wished I can see everything distinctly; I heard that above my crib were magical firmament that showing a primordial skyline. Well, I just need to wait, perhaps in a couple dozen days, I could see clearly.
Family, what a wonderful thing in this world.
I closed my eyes again, and suddenly something happened. My mind fallen and crashed to the deepest part of my sea of consciousness. I found myself as a tiny astral body within a borderless sea sitting in a cross-legged position.
Here, I could see everything distinctly. In this dimension, nothing existed but a boundless sea, the bright blue sky, and encircling horizon.
‘Where is this? How can I arrive here? Can I leave this place?’
Many things popped up inside my mind.
‘Okay, take a deep breath, relax, perhaps this is only a dream.’
I tried to take a deep breath, ‘Eh? I can’t breathe? What the…’