“What is it? Also, you keep almost saying my name.”
“Well, it’s nothing. What is it?”
“Please, do what you can for her… Please.”
Goran looked more serious than I had ever seen him.
“I did not realize how…how unfortunate she was.”
“Well, it seems that I’ve become a little younger for some reason. A little misunderstanding can’t be helped.”
Goran was in a severe shock over the fact that Serulis had assumed I was her younger brother.
Especially because Goran saw us as being the same age.
“If this continues, she will be tricked by some bad people…”
He was muttering to himself.
“Uh, I’m sure she will be fine?”
“Locke, this is very serious.”
“I’ll do what I can to warn her.”
“Thank you. Thank you.”
Goran took my hand and squeezed it. He had been moved to tears.
I was a little taken aback by his reaction.
“…Really, Goran. You are blowing this out of proportion.”
And then Serulis walked in.
“Daddy, I have a request to make…”
Then she saw her father crying as he held my hand, and she froze.
“Oh, I’m sorry.”
She said and tried to back away.
I wasn’t sure what it was, but I felt that she was misunderstanding something again.
“…Take your time.”
“No, it’s not whatever it is that you’re thinking.”
This was very annoying.
I couldn’t exactly tell her that Goran was crying because he was worried about how dumb she was.
“We were talking about the past…”
“Oh, so that’s what it was! I assumed that you had rejected daddy’s advances.”
Clearly, nothing had changed yet with Serulis.
Goran listened to his daughter and then looked at me with a grave expression.
Don’t look at me like that.
But I understood how he felt. She kept running wild and it was worrying.
“Serulis. Did you want to ask your father something? Should I leave?”
“I don’t mind.”
And then Serulis said,
“Daddy. Can I have a pet chicken?”
“No… No way… Just think about it… They cry so much all morning, these chickens.”
Goran said immediately as if he couldn’t believe what she was saying.