The capital of Prath is not much different than the capital of Milegia. The weather is cold and dry. The three moons in the sky are hanging in the three directions. Maybe, the stars are brighter here. The streets are smooth with painted runes that are just for the show. After walking for a while, we reach a street full of vendors and stalls. The scent of food makes my stomach grumble. The food is delicious in this world.
"Try that shop." Deia points at a meatball stall. "I have eaten here before. It's delicious."
"No!" Mogrok protests in the next instant. "Master, I want to eat vegetables."
"Mogrok, you hate vegetables." I don't know how to deal with a jealous spirit beast. "You are a carnivore. You get bad stomach if you eat greens."
"Master, there are purple vegetables." Mogrok stubbornly looks away from the meat stall. "I won't get a bad stomach."
I can see that he wants to eat meat. I ignore Mogrok and turn to Kyo. Mogrok and Kyo like to eat spirits and the ehr stones the most. Kyo can also eat human meals. Mogrok's diet is limited to meat only. "Kyo, do you want to eat meatballs?"
"I will eat anything that you want to eat, Elder Sister." His answer is always the same. I wonder if I should buy a low level of spirit for him to eat. If anyone sees that he eats spirits, it will cause trouble. Nobody knows that he is a God. In Lady Dunebard's house, I made an excuse that my spirit beast likes to eat the spirits and ehr stones.
Dema and the mixed bloods are prohibited from coming to the lower realm by the laws of eleven gods. This world is unstable. The fixed laws are made and followed to keep it balanced for now. I don't know why Kyo can stay in the lower realm. It won't be good if anyone finds out.
"He is your brother?" Deia asks. "I thought that you two were married."
I am baffled by her sudden utterance. "Why would you think that a thirteen years old is married to me?" Why? Just why?
"It's not strange for thirteen years old to be married." Deia stares at me. "Thirteen years old are considered adults. That's why the minimum age to participate in the competition is thirteen. My many friends got married at thirteen. You two shared the last names. So, I thought that. I am sorry for making an assumption."
I have known that the minimum legal is thirteen in this world. But, I still can't figure out how thirteen years old can get married.
"He is my brother," I mutter under my breath. Being married to Kyo? I can't imagine anything like that.
"You two don't look alike." Deia peeks at Kyo. "I am sorry, Kresi. You two really look good together."
"What is marriage?"
My pure and adorable brother suddenly asks the question of the century. I clear my throat. He doesn't understand the matter between a man and a woman. Is it time to explain this to him? No, I can't do that. He is too young. Maybe after five or six years, I will explain it to him in short or I will just throw a book at him and run away. In any case, this is not the time now.
"Marriage is..." Deia puts her finger on her chin and looks up. "When a man and a woman love each other and want to spend their lives together forever, they get married."
"Deia, don't stay strange things to him." I laugh and slap her back. "My brother doesn't understand these things. He is still young."
"Sister, I want to get married to you." Kyo looks at me innocently. I feel like pulling my hair out of my head. This is the first time when someone has said that to me in my two lives. I am not happy at all.
"Ah!" Deia covers her mouth with her hand. "You are her brother. You can't get married to her. You can marry a woman who is not from the same family."
"Che!" Mogrok is hopping up and down in the spot between the three of us. "Boy, don't think of strange things and overstep your boundaries. There is no man in this world who is good enough for her. She has your hear-"
I step on his mouth before he can finish his words. Why is this conversation getting out of control? I just want to eat meatballs.
"I don't understand." Kyo frowns deeply like he is trying to figure out something complicated. "You told me that a man can marry a woman if he loves her. Then, why can't I marry her and live forever with her? She is a woman. I am a man. I love her. She told me that loves me."
He is too pure for this world. My heart can't take this. I touch his arm and say, "Kyo, stop. I will explain everything to you later."
"Even if you love her, you cannot marry her. A father can't marry his daughter because he loves her. A brother can't marry his sister because he loves her. It is wrong." Deia doesn't stop. She doesn't look afraid of Kyo anymore. His purity must have removed her fear.
"She is your sister. It is natural that you two love each other. But, you can't marry her. You will some other woman. There will be some other man who will marry your sister."
"Someone else?" The lines on Kyo's forehead gets deeper. His eyes become darker. "Someone else will marry her and live forever with her?"
"Yes, if she chooses to marry." Deia tilts her head.
"No." Kyo looks into my eyes. "My sister will marry me only."
"Ah! You can't - " I stop Deia from speaking any more word. I will handle his attachment issue with time. If he remembers that he is a god, that problem will solve itself. If he never remembers, then I will come up with something. "Kyo, let's eat meatballs. I am starving."
"No!" He stands in front of me and blocks me from going to the stall. "Sister, will you love and live forever with someone else other than me?"
Deia gasps when she hears his words. She blinks her violet eyes at us. Mogrok is struggling to scream, but my foot is blocking him from doing so.
"Kyo, there are things in this world that are too beautiful to avoid." I let go of Mogrok and signal him to become quiet. "Love is one such thing. I love you, Kyo. This fact cannot be changed even if you and I change. You need to know and understand a lot of things. Take one step at a time. I will explain everything to you when the time comes."
"I don't want to understand." Kyo looks at me sadly. "I want to live with you forever. You have to promise me, Sister. You will only love me the most. There won't be anyone else."
"Isn't it too selfish?" I rub his head. "My heart is yours, Kyo." Literally. "I will only love you the most. You and Mogrok are my only family."
Kyo looks satisfied. His face becomes bright. Mogrok tearfully looks at me. "Master, you love me too. I am so happy."
"Of course, Mogrok. You are a family to me." At first, Mogrok used to be weird and distant. Now, he is weird and close to me like a pet.
"This is..." Deia beams me a smile. "Your brother is really pure. I am jealous to see how much he loves you. My sister will kill me if she can."
He will kill me when he remembers that he is a God. "In the future, he will probably want to do that too."
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