I have people that I love.
My family, as well as, one other person.
To me, that girl was akin to my family….. That’s wrong, that girl was someone of an importance to me.
El was the daughter of my father’s best friend, Jonas Stilt, and I met her for the first time when I was 5 years old.
That girl was 3 years old at that time, the same age as my sister, Kana, and had the image of a bird.
She, who was the reverse of my sister, with her fluffy and wavy, deep green hair and red-blazing eyes, looked so cute to me; and I cannot say that her existence did not bring any influences to my sister after all.
Their first encounter was so cute as Kana was standing in front of me while El was hiding behind my back as she peeked at Kana’s face; Kana looked at me in shock as they circled around me, trying to have a look at each other.
In order to get close with Kana, El had always sang Kana’s favorite song.
Nobody knows that I had come to adore El’s pretty voice way before Kana do.
When Kana started to get along with El, I also joined them in their play.
However, during those day, Yard was unable to join us due to his sickness; therefore, as far as I remembered, Yard had never met El previously.
El was a girl who loved to sing, and she was also pretty whenever she smiled, though, she also looked cute when she cried; I remembered that Kana and I had always had to work desperately in order to make her laughed again.
When a letter came from her father saying that he had something that he needed to consult with my father, my heart could not help but felt anxious.
I had only met El when we were small.
However, I can still remember vividly on that cute El.
If anything, I would like to provide my power for it.
But if anyone were to ask me if I just wanted to meet El, then I am sure the large reason for my action was that.
I was supposed to follow Kana to the Vacation Villa, however, when I told her about the current predicament, Kana seemed to guess that I like El that she ended up urging me to quickly go and see El as soon as possible.
Nevertheless, when we arrived at El’s mansion, somehow, I came to regret why I couldn’t have arrived here earlier.
El’s mansion was enveloped in flame as their servant’s distress voice echoed each other.
“Vert, go and find El.”
Hearing my father words, I quickly rushed to her room which I had been to many times when I was small.
When I got near to her room as I used my magic to extinguish the fire, I heard a small scream coming out from the inside.
“Shut up, if you did not want to close your mouth, I will slice your head just like that father of yours!!”
I could feel my blood drained.
When I entered the room, I could see a filthy, fat man pined El’s body to the bed as he tied her hand together with the pillow case, rearing to tear her clothes off anytime soon.
I do not know from where this surging power came from as I grabbed that man’s head and struck it with the sword on his waist.
El’s eyes, which was full of tears looked unfocused while her deep green hair had turned white.
If you looked at it closely, there was a body without head at the side of her bed, and slightly away from it, her father’s head was lying around.
She did not only witness the death of her father, she was also about to be rape by the person who had killed her father.
When I tried to hug El, she continued to struggle desperately in my arm.
“El, do you remember me? It’s me, Vertemic. I have come here to save you… I am sorry, I am sorry for not coming to see you sooner.”
That girl body seemed to be out of power, however, her tears did not seem to stop as it continued to pour upon my chest.
That girl had changed from how I remembered her.
That deep green hair was now white, and she no longer able to speak due to the deep-seated fear.
I also found her three maids inside her closet.
It seemed that she had hid them there, desperately.
Those maids possessed the evidence of the wrongdoing done by the very same count.
Father had took in all her servant who had survived the ordeal back to our house.
As part of the ordeal, it appeared that, apart from my father and I, EL had also developed a sense of fear towards men in general, that she kept hiding behind my back when there were other men around.
When I explained the situation of my family to her, I told her that Kana will also be there.
And in order to be with El as much as possible, I asked the permission from the academy that I wanted to be excused from staying at the dormitory.
However, in this predicament, it seemed that, Yard was the one who got the short end of the stick.
El appeared to be quite frightened of Yard.
It could not be helped since Yard was also quite harsh to another except Kana.
As I patted on El’s head who had turned depressed due to her inability to get along with Yard, I wished that no one will realize of my ugly jealousy towards Yard whom El had been given her most attention to.