"Are you sure that it's here?"
I compare the sketch with the view in front of me. Thanks to Deia's sketch and her memories, it's been easier to find the exact street. But, the spirit hasn't appeared yet.
"It is here. I had the same vision again. It means that it will happen for sure." Deia is super excited to find her spirit. "Kresi, what should I say to him when I meet him for the first time? Should I talk greet him politely or hug him first? He must be so lonely without me, right?"
She's a strange one. We have been standing here for a while now. Mogrok is snoring on my shoulder and Kyo is leaning slightly on my body. I don't want to spend hours here.
"Deia, let's go to that inn." I point at the inn at the roadside. "It's close. You will send your spirit if he passes by."
"But..." She looks at me with sadness. "What if I miss him when he passes by?"
"You said that you could tell if he comes close to you." I show her the sketch. "Look, he is standing in front of the inn. Doesn't that mean that he will get inside and find you?"
She bites her lips. The girl loses all of her intelligence when it comes to finding her spirit. I know that she's going to say something strange.
"Ah... if he finds me first, I will feel bad. It should be the master who finds the spirit first."
Does it matter who finds who first? "You can stay here and wait. I am going inside."
"Kresi." She looks like she will cry. "Don't leave me alone on the street."
"Then, come inside." I take Kyo with me. I don't hear any footstep behind me. It's her decision. I have done enough. I have bigger things to worry about. Andareanesi told me that the curse was done by Renasir. Then, only I can remove it from his arm. I don't have the knowledge to work on curses. To get that knowledge, I need to go to the higher realm and get initiated as Renasir. Then, I will have access to the knowledge to remove that curse.
Otherwise, he will lose his arm for sure.
"How many rooms?" The inn owner asks me.
"1," I say without thinking. Kyo doesn't like sleeping without me.
"1 more." Deia comes shouting. "Kresi, I will take rest. It's not possible to stay there all day and night."
"Wise decision," I reply to her.
"Show them the rooms," The inn owner orders a little child. "If you want to eat, come down. We have fixed timings for meals."
"We will eat first then."
When did we eat food last time? Never mind. I feel so hungry. We take seats around the table.
"Kyo, what do you want to eat?"
"Anything that sister wants to eat."
"Mogrok, what about you?"
"Kresi, I want to celebrate today. It will be my treat." Deia has a dreamy look on her face and sighs in happiness. "I am going to meet my spirit soon."
That's surprising. Why do I have a feeling that it's going to end badly? Never mind. It's not my problem. After she meets her spirit, she will not be my responsibility.
The server brings 12 dishes and three bottles of alcohol. I sniff the alcohol. It's not wine. The scent is strong. Finally, there is something that will meet my palate. I pour myself the glasses for myself and Deia. Mogrok has already taken one bottle for himself.
"Goodness." The taste of strong alcohol... I missed it most from my original world. That Lady Dunebard always brought fruit beers and called it the excellent alcohol.
"My spirit..." Deia is already drunk after the first sip. "My life... My destiny... "
"Aish! You talk like he's your soulmate." I stab a piece of meat and push it inside Kyo's mouth. He's looking at me with a peculiar gaze. I guess that he has never seen me drinking before. Before he could ask, I shake my head. "You can't drink, Kyo. You aren't old enough."
He's almost a man physically, but he's not old enough mentally.
"Sister, I want to taste a little." He looks at me expectedly.
"No." I pour myself a second glass and finish it in one gulp. "When you... you... ah... okay... come... "
"My spirit. My love." Deia is laughing loudly. "I can't breathe without you."
I pour a little in the glass and give it to him. "If you like it, I will give you more."
"Seer, what if your spirit doesn't want you?" Mogrok is slightly drunk. "What will you do then?"
"Sister, I want more." Kyo gives me the empty glass. "I like it."
My brother is growing up. I feel like crying too. I pour the glass full. "Drink slowly. This is your first time, right? You don't know your tolerance level."
Deia puts her head on the table. "My life will be over."
"How is your life over?" Mogrok shouts at her. "I have many friends. I will introduce to one of them. Though you are annoying, you aren't half bad."
"I want my spirit. My spirit." Deia starts crying. I pour her another glass.
"One man... No... It's only one spirit. There are plenty of fishes in the sea."
She drinks it fast. "More."
One blonde girl and a spirit beast are passed out on a table. The Seer is mumbling, "My spirit... My spirit... "
The inn owner looks at them with annoyance and tells the server, "Take them to their room. Make sure to keep an eye on them. We can't let them run away without paying."
Kyo lays down Kresi on the bed. The alcohol has zero effect on him. He doesn't understand why his sister turns out like this. Kresi looks at him with intoxicated eyes. "It's nice."
"What's nice, Sister?" Kyo asks seriously.
"Being taken care of..." She turns on her side. "In my past life, I would get drunk alone until I passed out. I would fall asleep on the floor of my house. I will wake up feeling cold. It was lonely. I thought if there was ever going to be someone who can make me feel warm."
Kyo lays beside her and pulls her closer with his one arm. He wonders if she can feel the rising heat in his body. "Do you know why I gave you that name?"
"Why?" Kyo asks.
"It was the name of my cat that I had when I was in elementary school." She sticks her body to him and lifts her head. "I loved that cat a lot. When I first met you, you looked at me like that cat. So, I gave you that name."
"Sister, do you know how much I love you?" He looks into her golden eyes. "I want to be everything that you need and want. I want to be the warmth that makes you feel that you aren't alone. I want to wake up next to you every day. I want you to only look at me, but there are so many people who take your attention. Though you named me after the being you once treasured, why do you not love me only? Can't I become everything that you need?"
"I love you too." She mumbles slowly. "You are my only treasure, Kyo."
Kyo takes those lips fiercely. He tastes the alcohol in her mouth. He can't get enough of that taste. He doesn't understand his body is heating up more when their bodies are rubbing together. He wonders if he can make her feel warm.
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