Minerva hummed happily. Both of her hands were held by Santi and Kristina as they walked to the beach.
Apparently, it was a private property of Carlos. When he found out that Minerva wanted to swim, he volunteered to rent his property instead. At least they knew where they were. No unauthorized person could approach them. It'd be a perfect bonding place for their family of three.
Truthfully, Lorenzo, Khalil, Vernon, and Rosemary should've been with them. However, Vernon wanted to go back to the palace as he did not want to miss any of his classes anymore. Thus, Adira fetched him back. Khalil, on the other hand, had a lot of things to do and couldn't be gone for a long time. He was too unhappy that he had to leave that Kristina had to promise him that she'd visit him in the Toen Empire.
Meanwhile, Lorenzo took Rosemary with him as he was curious about her ability
"T-the stone fishes! The stone fishes attacked us!""What?"Santi knitted his brows. Stonefish attacked? How come?"Why did the stone fish attack you?""I-I don't know… Their habitats were on the boundary of the continent's array and the outside sea. But somehow, they were on between Mori Island and Likar Island."Santi frowned deeper. Mori and Likar Island? It was two islands away from where they were and twelve islands away from the boundary. How come they suddenly appeared there?"The five of us were in the boat and were about to return when the group of stonefish suddenly attacked us. If it weren't for Albert's teleportation stones that he had brought, none of us could've survived. Even if we'd be teleported to the sea due to the limit of the distance, at least we could only swim a little and we'd be on the shore." The fisherman bitterly
"Baby, I'm sorry we can't go swimming right now.""It's okay, mommy."Minerva smiled at her mother to assure her, but she still looked apologetic.Although it was a pity that she wouldn't be able to see the fish and she wouldn't get to swim, their safety was more important.After the fisherman narrated everything that he knew, her father immediately called Aunt Adira to report the incident. Within just a few minutes, there were a lot of people that started to appear. Even Aunt Adira herself came to oversee."Ysmael, Kristina, Minerva, thank you. If it weren't for the three of you, I'd still be in the dark about this issue here in Firdous Island. " Aunt Adira said. She looked more serious than before.The stonefish had been attacking the fishermen of Firdous Island for two weeks, but she only found out about it now when her father Santi reported on w
"Rosemary?"Minerva saw Rosemary jolted in fright. It seemed that she was too shocked that the laddle she was holding dropped on the floor.Rosemary paled and immediately knelt down while trembling. Minerva was at a loss as to why she was suddenly being frightened like this. Was she scary? Was a five-year-old little girl too scary for her?She helplessly glanced at Marcus, who was beside her, and who just shook his head as if he didn't know what to do."Rosemary…""Y-your H-highness… F-forgive me... I-I… I w-won't do it again... "Minerva was speechless. She hesitated if she should step forward or not. But if she did, wouldn't Rosemary's fear increase?As she was helpless in this situation, since this was the first time she'd handled it, Marcus immediately spoke."Why don't you stand up first? The floor was a bit c
"You… why were you saying such silly things?"Minerva pursed her lips and glared at Marcus, who was looking at her in amusement. If she was awkward about the way that Marcus looked at her in silence earlier, then she was too uncomfortable with what he had said."Were you flustered?""Stop saying silly things!"Marcus laughed. "What? Did I say something wrong?"Minerva glared at him, which made him laugh even more.She didn't want to brag, but she had heard countless times how adorable she was, how cute, and how pretty.But with the way Marcus had uttered it and even his expression, she didn't know but she had an urge to smack him in the face!You're funny. I just told you that you were fascinating and yet you were suddenly agitated like this.""How could I not? You were so old and yet you were hitting on little girls! Dis
"Mommy!"Minerva hastily ran into her mother, Kristina's, embrace as soon as she arrived at the garden where her father, Santi, and Uncle Lorenzo also stayed. She was instantly caught by her mother, so she buried her face in her chest while she clung to her neck."What's wrong?" Kristina asked. Minerva just shook her head."Ah, Aunt Kristina, Minnie was just embarrassed."Minerva's little head immediately sprung from her mother's chest and glared at Marcus, who had quickly followed her to the garden."Embarrassed?" She heard her father ask. Minerva instantly eyed her father, who coincidentally was looking at her with amusement and curiosity in his blue jeweled eyes.Hmp. Obviously, Daddy would question Marcus. Worse, he might also tease her together with Uncle Lorenzo!She pouted and looked at her mother.Kristina, upon seeing her daug
"...was there something wrong?"Minerva looked at Kendrick on the reflection of the mirror when he suddenly asked her a question. He was reclining on the door frame as he watched her looked at herself in the mirror.He probably thought that she must had thousands of thoughts on her mind right?She scratched her head. Well, she was just looking at her reflection... but with a lot of thoughts on her mind. So he was somewhat correct."Brother Kendrick, am I pretty?"It seemed that he was surprised by her question as he froze on the spot. Still, he answered."Of course. Why? Did something told you otherwise?"Minerva shook her head, "Nope."She stared at her reflection once more before she asked again."Then did you think I'm fascinating?"This time, Kendrick walked into her direction and sat beside her."Very." He ans
"Daddy?"Santi turned around to face his daughter, who was walking in his direction with the tiger plushie in her arms. Behind her was Kendrick, who had an odd expression on his face.He just swept a glance at Kendrick and looked at his daughter."I thought you were with Uncle Khalil and mommy."When they arrived at the Toen Empire, Khalil just greeted the family of three before he dragged Kristina somewhere.Santi scooped Minerva up in his arms and let her lie on his chest."Nah. Your uncle and mother might have something to talk about for themselves, so I gave them some privacy.""Oh."He caressed Minerva's soft silver hair before he looked at Kendrick, who was just standing on the side. His left brow arched as if to ask what he was doing.Kendrick furrowed his brows before he mouthed at him. Obviously, he didn't want Minerva
Minerva sighed. She had tried to appease thoroughly her father. However, the more that she tried to pacify him, the angrier he became. Thus, she decided to stay silent and let him vent.Fortunately, her mother and Uncle Khalil went into the garden where they were. As rational as she was, her mother managed to calm her father down.She smiled bitterly. She felt embarrassed by what happened. What if Marcus was just playing with her? What if she just took his words seriously when in fact he was just teasing her? She would definitely bury herself to the ground and never appear before Uncle Lorenzo and Marcus ever again!Why would Marcus say such ambigous words in the first place? Look, she became too flustered! This was the first time that she treated as such on both of her lifetimes. She did not know how to handle such situation. Who knew that it would result into th