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
"Why didn't you go and spend your time with your mother?" Sora asked as he leaned comfortably on the couch. He was now on his own as he leisurely ate the fruit inside the bedroom.Minerva remained silent and just blinked her eyes as she stared at the ceiling. Although it was a bit late now and she had been awake for a while, she still continued to lie on the bed and refused to get up.Apparently, Minerva had a lot of thoughts running through her mind. She was so distracted that she didn't notice that Sora was now in his human form and was just staring at her perplexedly.She was thinking about how to save her mother from her circumstances. But how? How could she help if she didn't know anything?"Hey, did you hear me?""Ah!"Minerva jolted in shock and woke up from a trance when Sora blocked her view of her ceiling and stared at her with his brow ar
Minerva sat on the bed and leaned her body over the tiger plushie as she stared at Sora, who sat on the edge of her bed."I was grateful that Mommy could wake up seven days a year. But honestly, it wasn't enough." She muttered, "What I wanted was to spend every single moment of my life with my parents. That's why I wanted to find a cure for Mommy."Sora looked at her for a bit. Tremors spread throughout his eyes as he stared at the little girl in front of him."I didn't know anything, nor had I a clue about mommy and daddy. I wanted to help, but I didn't know what to do. There were times that I wanted to ask them so I'd know. Being in the dark about Mommy's condition wasn't pleasant at all. Every day, countless scenarios kept on popping into my head. But I guess I had a fau
"Ah, Minnie, you're awake. I thought you were still asleep." Kristina gasped in surprise when she saw her daughter sitting on the bed while leaning her body against the tiger plushie. She looked so sulking that she couldn't help but worry."What's wrong?" She worriedly asked.Minerva's eyes jumped in bewilderment when she noticed that the door to the room she stayed in suddenly swung open. There she saw her mother, who had had an excited expression earlier, but now had changed into a worried one. Behind her was Santi, who looked perplexed as he looked at her.She immediately dashed in Minerva's direction and sat on the edge of her bed, gently grasping both of her cheeks as she scrutinized her from head to toe."Was there a problem?" She worriedly asked. Minerva pursed her lips and looked at Sora in her peripheral vision, who had now transformed into a puppy. She
"Your Highness!""Mm. What...?"Minerva asked groggily as she rubbed her eyes.Cassie pulled the curtains on the side so the sunlight would hit her face. Minerva couldn't help but groan and bury herself in the sheets. Unfortunately, Cassie was faster. She quickly pulled her blanket up."Cassie, it's too early." She whined."Your Highness, today's your fifteenth birthday. I had already given you fifteen minutes to sleep, but we couldn't be delayed any longer. Please get up so we can get prepared."Minerva grumbled, but nonetheless stood up. She yawned once again and stretched her arms. However, before she could stretch her arms further, she felt a hand grab her and lead her to the bathroom."Go get those...""Where were the...""Put those..."Just by hearing the panicked voices around her, Minerva felt she was dizzy and would have
"What's with the frown?"Minerva glanced in the direction of the voice and saw Zinnia, who was taking a walk with Serena. They both had their cute umbrellas that matched their outfits, which corresponded to the color of their jeweled eyes."It's nothing. Just Marcus being annoying again." She said.Serena scoffed, "Since when did Marcus not had been annoying? He truly lived up his name as Uncle Lorenzo's son.""Anyway, let's not talk about him anymore. Right, can I ask the two of you? How was the life at the academy?""Hmm. Minnie it'd be a bit long talk so how about we'd sit first?" Zinnia suggested. Minerva nodded her head.The three of them walked into the other side of the garden until they arrived at the pond. They turned into the left as they headed towards the pavilion that stood at the leftmost with white tulle curtains surrounded the
A loud gasp was heard in the room when Quetura arrived, together with the former Holy Maiden, Her Highness Princess Kristina. Everyone didn't expect that the two of them would appear and celebrate Minerva's fifteenth birthday.Five years ago, the Church of Larin declared Quetura Rileigh Ilwyd, the daughter of the Gray Saint Archmage Allanis Brianna Ilwyd, as the new Church of Larin's Holy Maiden. Many had speculated that the next Holy Maiden would be Minerva. But who would've thought that it'd be Quetura instead?Despite the whispers and murmurs around, the fact that Quetura was hailed and chosen by the Goddess of Larin to be the next Holy Maiden could not be ignored. Furthermore, it gave affirmation that anyone could be chosen as the next Holy Maiden. Whether they were a mage or not, a noble or not, or a jeweled eye wielder or not.When Quetura was hailed as t
The day passed by, and Minerva celebrated her birthday a little differently than before, as this was the first time that her mother would celebrate her birthday. She could not describe how happy she was as she celebrated her fifteenth birthday with the important people around her."Were you happy?" Kristina asked Minerva as she combed her hair.Minerva nodded her head vehemently as her face shone with a smile. "Yes, mom! After all, this was the first time that you celebrated my birthday with me."Kristina smiled and continued to comb her hair. "Alright, then you should go and rest first. We'll just talk tomorrow, okay? I wanted to hear your stories. ""Yes, mom." Minerva beamed."Good night, baby." She said and planted a kiss on her hair."Good night to you, too, mom."Kristina smiled and went outside her room. As soon as she left, the smile
"Mom, I'm sorry I ruined our breakfast." Minerva apologized. Kristina smiled at her and cupped her face."Silly girl. Why were you apologizing for something you had no control over? It wasn't your fault that your father reacted that way." She said it gently and rubbed Minerva's cheek with her thumb."Hmp. Your father dared to snap at you. Don't worry; once he returned, I'd certainly teach him a lesson. How dare he scold you like that? I'd scold him, too! Let's see who was tougher here!"Minerva couldn't help but burst into laughter. The disappointment and sadness that she had experienced were still there. But she decided to not mull over it any longer. She had to accept that her father wouldn't agree to anything that she requested of him.She got used to having anything and whatever she requested, and his unexpected rejection had hurt her. But now, she'd accepted