ow everything made sense. And he felt like he could say it.
Except for the ancestors of the Estella family, his own child, Rosenta, would have the most powerful abilities after him.
Yes. Rosenta did not need these lessons.
The first thing to learn is…
“I'll have to teach you how to control your abilities.”
As soon as I opened my eyes, my father gave me magical tools to control my ability.
After that, as each day passed, my abilities gradually became more manageable. It could be used in many different ways.
Of course, I haven't vomited blood since the first day.
‘Is it because it was easy to see results?’
It was much more fun and interesting than any other study I'd ever done.
However, it was not always about studying. Especially on a day like today.
Today was the day before my first outing which I had been waiting for for a long time.
“The cool feels just right.”
I waited for the sun to fully rise with my eyes wide open.
Even though I couldn't sleep properly, my mind was strangely clear.
I was so excited that, even though Emma hadn’t arrived, I finished all the preparations myself.
In addition, I was outside much earlier than the time Heorin had set to meet me.
Maybe 10 minutes had passed when I heard footsteps behind me.
It was Heorin who I’d been waiting for.
I tried to welcome him, but I hesitated when I saw a strange child next to him.
He was shorter than me and had long black hair.
But what caught my attention the most was the strange wolf mask on his face.
As if magic had been applied, nothing was reflected through the sunken eye sockets of the mask.
“Who is next to you?”
Heorin got down on one knee and met my gaze.
“This is my apprentice, I’ve brought him with me.”
An assassin's apprentice.
Only then did I understand that strange mask. It must be a way to hide his identity.
“Is the disciple going to join us?”
“I’m sorry, Young Master. Something’s happened and I can’t go out with you. Instead, I received permission from the duke to allow my apprentice to escort you around the town inside the fortress walls.”
There is a town within the walls. That was fine too.
Because I spent every day in the duchy, I was so happy, even if I could only walk around the village right outside of the castle.
More than anything else, a child who looked to be about my age would allow me to walk more freely.
“It's fine. I’ll go together with this child.”
The scenery I saw while walking on the road was so different.
Things I couldn't easily observe from the times I rode by in the carriage caught my eye.
A row of colorful houses. The smoke from one of the chimneys gave off the smell of bread. A harmonious family, a sweet pair of lovers, and a group of friends. And merchants who were loading and carrying goods from street vendors.
It was more lively and full of color than the countryside I lived in before and it felt different.
After wandering around the village, I felt like my body was getting tired for some reason.
I stopped walking and stretched.
Then, naturally, I removed the hood of the robe that had been covering my face.
The bright sunlight hit my eyes directly.
I squinted one eye and raised my hand to block the sun.
It stung my eyes, but taking off the hood and direct sunlight on my skin was the most refreshing.
My mouth arched into a curve.
A gust of wind blew my bangs lightly.
I felt like a hair had gotten into my eye, so I lowered my head slightly and rubbed my eyes.
When I felt the foreign body disappear, I slowly lifted my head.
In my field of vision, I saw Hiorin’s disciple standing in the distance.
‘Why are you so far away?’
‘It would be nice if you could walk next to me like a friend.’
I gestured toward the child.
“Let’s walk side by side together. Come by my side.”
He didn't budge even when I told him to come to my side.
He had no intention of moving.
I, too, did not get tired, and kept beckoning and shouting, “Come here!”
As a result, he slowly approached my side as if he had raised his hands in defeat against my stubbornness.
“By the way, what is your name?”
At that moment, I realized that I did not know his name, so I tried asking for it belatedly.
But soon, thinking that my question might be rude, I quickly changed my words.
“Oh, it must be difficult to name names.”
Children raised as assassins were usually abandoned by their parents or were orphans without parents.
That's why most of them gave up their own names.
Unless you were an assassin with an owner like Hiorin, the rule was not to reveal the name you had abandoned.
But I couldn't call him 'hey' or 'you'. Today, I needed a name to call this child.
After thinking about it, I came up with a solution of my own.
“Anyway, if you want to look like a friend, I’ll have to call you by name. It would be better to call you by a temporary name.”
“You are a boy.”
It was a very small voice, but I heard it clearly.
It was a delicate tone because he was a child, but it was clearly a boy's voice.
As if my statement was correct, Hiorin's apprentice nodded.
If so, I should give him a boy’s name.
I said the first pretty name that came to mind.
“Enoch. I will call you Enoch.”
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