Minerva had a lot to say about Julia in regards to her Uncle Lorenzo. Words did not come between them, but she defended her uncle. However, was she in a position to say that? With the way that this went, it seemed that Julia had made up her mind.
Still, she could only say that it was only for now. After all, with Uncle Lorenzo's ways, it was impossible for him to give up.
She sighed and just remained silent. A few seconds later, a knock was heard and the door swung open. It was her father who looked a bit tired.
As soon as their eyes met in the reflection in the mirror, he smiled gently at her and went in her direction. And Julia, who was done braiding her hair, nimbly retreated to the side to bow and quietly left the room.
"Hello, my cheeky little girl." Her father greeted her and kissed her hair.
Minerva beamed at her father and hugged him. "Hello, daddy
"She's asleep now?"Santi, whose face had lit up brightly earlier, had now become serious. He just swept a glance at Lorenzo, who was leaning against the pillar as both of his arms were crossed.He did not answer Lorenzo and the latter did not say any further. They just stared for a moment before they both went into the direction of the study.As soon as they both entered, Santi sat on the couch and spread his arms on the top of the back rest as he rested his head on it. He just closed his eyes and remained silent. Lorenzo, on the other hand, sat in front of him."…you almost exploded." Lorenzo said, after a long silence.Santi did not react. He just heaved a heavy sigh before he lifted his head and glanced at Lorenzo."And I admire my patience for not doing so."Lorenzo chuckled at his reponse. However, he soon turned serious."
"Bye, my sweet little Minnie. Don't miss me too much!"Minerva stuck her tongue out at her Uncle Lorenzo before she giggled. She waved her hand at Marcus, who was also doing the same thing."We'll come on your birthday." Marcus said.She nodded her head. "Then let's see each other soon."After their goodbyes, Minerva, who was in her father's arms, together witn her four maids, left Uncle Lorenzo's house and teleported into their home."Welcome back, Your Grace, Your Highness." Alvin, the head butler, greeted them as soon as they arrived at the entrance of the estate."Mm." Her father grunted and continued to walk inside. As soon as they went inside, Minerva was greeted by the huge painting of the three of them together. The one where her mother was present and carried her in her arms. The one that her father personally painted.She just silen
"Minnie, don't be scared! We survived the Dawn of the Fifth, so you will surely survive too! "Minerva smiled as Zinnia cheered her up. She looked cute as she tried to do so. Her green jeweled eyes glistened and both of her hands clasped as she reassured her.Zinnia patted on the box that she placed. "This would be my first gift to you. At your fifth birthday celebration, I will give you my main gift! So you should look forward to it!"Minerva chuckled at her enthusiasm before she nodded her head.Before she could say anything, Minerva and Zinnia both turned their heads towards the entrance of her butterfly garden."I am the big sister, so I should be the one who gives Minnie the gift!""Bah! What were you talking about? Brother Nathan was older than you!""I said I am the big sister! Was Brother Nathan a big sister to you? "Stupid good-for-n
"Happy birthday, my little angel." Uncle Khalil greeted her upon their arrival. Aunt Leticia, who was beside Uncle Khalil, also greeted her with a warm smile on her face."Thank you, Uncle." Minerva said. Uncle Khalil lowered his body to carry her in his arms. He kissed her cheek and caressed her hair before he asked."Where's your father?""Daddy's with Aunt Adira and Aunt Elizabeth.""Oh," he said, "Then why were you here? Shouldn't you be with Zinnia and the others?""Well…"Minerva awkwardly smiled. She didn't need to say anything as it was obvious that Uncle Khalil understood her. He chuckled when she did not answer her question."Let me guess. Were Sancho and Serena fighting again?""Uh… Yeah." She awkwardly said. "And also Quetura and Vernon.""Vernon? Vernon fought with Quetura?" Uncle Khalil asked in disbe
"Minnie?"Minerva glanced at Marcus when she heard him call her. She sat on the swing on the balcony of her treehouse with Harika by her side."You're here." She said in surprise. Marcus shrugged his shoulders and sat on the other swing beside her."I couldn't stand their noise, hence I left." He said and sighed in exasperation. Minerva couldn't help but chuckle."I heard from my father that Uncle Santi built the Butterfly Mansion, the Butterfly Garden, and this treehouse based on your liking. And he even started to build it months before you were born. "Minerva looked at him in her peripheral vision, but Marcus' attention was on the butterfly lights that hung on the balcony."I guess you also met Uncle Santi in your past life.""Well, sort of." Although they met in her dreams, it still counted, right?"Mm." He grunted but did not say
"Goodness! Minnie, Marcus, please!I was looking for you all along and yet the two of you were just here?" Zinnia exclaimed as soon as she stepped onto the balcony of the treehouse.Minerva awkwardly smiled at her. Actually, she wanted to take Zinnia with her when she decided to leave the Butterfly Garden. However, Zinnia hastily went into Sancho and Serena's side to separate the two. The situation became so chaotic that she decided to leave on her own."They weren't fighting anymore?" She asked. Zinnia shook her head."No. Uncle Santi arrived and said that since they were all energetic, he would 'play' with them.""Uh…"She didn't need to ask further. Surely, those four became scared at her father's suggestion that they decided to stop."Let's go! The feast was about to start! Minnie, you were the star of the night, so you should come with me
Minerva felt that within just five years, she had already experienced a lot of things that she could only imagine in her previous life. A loving father, a warm home, a friend, a caring relative, and her low confidence were all slowly being built up thanks to those who surrounded her.Although there were times that she experienced some life-threatening circumstances, she still managed to get through them.And now, of all the trials that she got through, she would finally face the most dangerous of all. For her, the Dawn of the Fifth wasMinerva exhaled as she laid on her bed. Her father, who was on her side, held her hand tightly. His hands were cold and a bit shaky, so she couldn't help but smile a little. It was obvious that her father was nervous for her."Baby, you remember what I taught you, right?" He asked. Although her father's voice sounded calm, she stil
"You are truly a funny child." The gentle voice said and chuckled. Minerva gulped. Laughed...The tree chuckled!"How about we'd talk first?""I-I…""Were you that shocked?"Minerva coughed for a bit. She glanced at the huge tree warily before she replied."I-I'm just shocked…"The tree chuckled. "It was understandable." It gently said,"Uhm… How to... How should I address you?""Mm... I wonder too. "Minerva just remained silent and looked at the tree with wariness. The huge tree once again chuckled before it spoke."This was your Dawn of the Fifth, right? How about we’ll play? If you won, I’d grant you a wish. If you lose, you’d stay here for a longer time until you win. ""But... Wasn’t that an advantage for me?""You can say so. But it was still an advantage fo