Act 9

When I followed the lady, we arrived at the small cottage made of bamboo on the small riverside.

"So how was the house?" I told you that it was not that big, but you guys can stay here as long as you want.

"Hmm, your house is beautiful."

"Hehe, you don't have to exaggerate it. You can be honest."

"No, it's really beautiful even if it was made of only bamboo."Well, actually, I'm not lying about it. It was really stunning. I've never seen a house like this. It's my first time seeing it. Even the chief's house was not that good.

"Hmm, thank you then, anyway, let's get started."


" back!" when we entered the house. A little boy came running at his mother.

"Oh, honey, how many times... I have to say, "Don't run inside the house; you will get hurt!"

"Okay!" the little boy raised his hands in the air.

"Hmm, Mama, who are they? " The little boy looked at me while clutching at his mother.

"Oh, they are our guests; why don't you greet them?"


"Hello, I'm Kai Whitlock; nice to meet you." The little boy greeted me while rubbing his hands together and being shy while looking at me.

"Nice to meet you too. "I'm Leo Nightlight!"

"Wow, your name is really unique, buwder!"

"Hehe! Yeah, my mother and father gave it to me!" I didn't say my real last name on purpose.

"Why don't we go inside kids?"

"Okay!!". Boy jump joyfully.

"Alright, Ma'am!!"

"Don't call me ma'am. You can call me Aunt Lily!"

Okay if you say so! Aun.Aunt Lily.!!

"Hehe, that's better!"

"Let's get in!" When she said that, I only nodded my head in return.

"Hoho! So we have a guest today, huh!" A young man with black hair and green eyes said

"Leo, he is my husband!"

"Oh, hello, sir!" Leo greeted the man while bowing—it was his first time bowing at another person except for his father and mother.

"Hey little guy, you don't have to be gentle... and you can call me Uncle David." 



"Hmm, oh, you woke up!" Okay, I will feed you the milk now; you must be hungry.

"Hmm, how many days do you have that milk?"

"Maybe 3 or 4 days, why?"

"Oh, my, that long you... you can't feed that milk to the baby!"

"But why?? Before I came here, I came across this small village, and the village chief gave me this milk, saying that it would be enough for many days.

"Yeah, he was right, but you can't feed that milk because you didn't boil it. When you are feeding the milk to the baby, you have to boil it first so the milk won't spoil."

"Is that so? I didn't know that!"

"Maybe the village chief you're talking about forgot to tell you this!"

"Hmm, so what should I do now?!"

"Don't worry, give the baby to me. I will feed her fresh milk!"


"What the!?" I was shocked when I saw what the young lady with blond hair and deep blue eyes was doing with the baby.

"Well, our Kai is only 2 years old, so he still drinks milk from my breast, so the baby can drink milk from my breast too."

"But Mama, she is not even your child, so why are you doing this to a child you have never met?"

"Oh, she is a girl... Hehe, don't worry, it's fine. It won't hurt me to feed her.

"Huh!! A mother is always a mother! "Let her feed, don't you worry, little guy," David said with a smile.

"So your name is Leo, right?"

"Hmm, oh yes!!"

"Where are your parents?" And why are you alone with a baby?

"Well, the thing is....!!"  I explained everything that happened to the baby's family, making the baby's family my parents too. I didn't tell them who I really was and what happened to my real parents.

I know I can trust them, but I don't want to trouble them.

"Oh, you poor kid, don't worry, you can live here as long as you want!"

"But I have to go to the northern continent as soon as possible, so I can't stay here for too long."

 "Is that so?? then why don't you stay here for a while?"..and then you can go!!"


"Yeah, my husband is right, just stay for a while.."

"Please, big buwader, stay with us," Kai said while holding Leo's hand.

I want to reject it, but I can't do that. I don't want to break their hearts. How can I even break them when they are doing such nice things for us?

"O-Okay then!!" 

"Good!!" David was happy with Leo's answer.

"Yeh!! Big buwader gonna stay with us." Kai started to jump around joyfully.

"Kai don't jump around!" 

"Hehe~Okay Mama!!" Kai giggled.

"I bet you are hungry, Leo. Lily, why don't you prepare dinner for our little Leo when you are done with the baby?"

"Okay, I will prepare when I'm done feeding our little girl." Lily pulls on the cheek of the baby.


When the baby was done drinking milk, Aunt Lily made her fall asleep, put the baby on the mattress, and covered her with lots of warm clothes.

And when she did that, she made dinner for us, and while eating, we talked about lots of things, seeing this happy family...

"I miss my family!" Tears fell from my eyes eating.

"Hmm, what happened was the food was a little too spicy?"

"No aunty Lily," "I just missed my family."

"Is that so?!" while saying that she got up and came toward me.


"There... don't worry, everything's going to be fine." She gave me a warm hug like my mother used to give. After that, I even cried more on her arm.

When I calmed down, we continued to eat, and shortly we all went to sleep.

"Oh Leo, we will go to the village market tomorrow; would you like to come with us?"

"Hmm okay!!"

"Good then.!!". Aunty Lily gave a sweet smile. 

Then we went to sleep...I bring out the eggs that have been inside my clothes all this time and put them next to the baby's warm clothes.

Then I also went to sleep, but!

I felt someone's arm around my body.

"Don't worry, I'm going to sleep with you today." It was Aunt Lily's warm hand that warmed me.


And shortly we all fell asleep...

             - to be continued...

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