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Chapter 2 Meeting the Saint

  • Chapter 2- Meeting the Saint
  • Elise is feeling depressed because she is really in another world.
  • She remembers cooking her last favorite shin ramyun that she kept for seven
  • days just to eat, but she suddenly woke up here in the carriage with most
  • children, who looked stressed. The wagon is uncomfortable to ride in and she
  • wanted to stretch her limbs but there are twenty children inside of the wagon. 
  • Elise, who cannot sleep, observes the people and nature. She
  • really can’t believe that she’s seeing different natural hair colors, in her
  • world when people dye their hair to look good, especially idols but here it’s
  • natural shiny hair including this blonde saint beside her. Elise didn’t know if
  • the wagon was for a slave trader or from the orphanage. They supposedly go
  • according to the story she read. 
  • Alicia is calm and silent. She never cries or whim even though
  • she’s a noble. The children in this wagon mostly cry or look like they are
  • going to kill the next person beside them. They are still arrogant even though
  • they are now orphans. Elise got goosebumps when Alicia suddenly turned her head
  • to her. They stare at each other. Elise was shocked, lowered her head and
  • closed her eyes. Maybe it’s time to pretend to be asleep... maybe just a dream.
  • Elise will return to her world then, after an hour of struggling, Elise is in
  • deep sleep. 
  • Elise wakes up by the noise of the children. The sun already set,
  • and they stopped at the big gate painted in navy, dark color. Elise suddenly
  • got nervous. The letters she read at the entrance of the gate are clearly “La
  • Papillonne Orphanage”. Elise is now clearly in the book “The Lazy Lucky
  • Princess.” She remembered all the gruesome scenes from the book. She estimated
  • her age and is now seven years old while Alicia is eight then years from now on
  • the tragedy will happen. Elise became pale and wanted to cry. The abuse that
  • the children will experience is gore and frightening. She knows from that
  • moment how dangerous this place is. 
  • Elise froze in the side, didn’t talk, and had a scary look on her
  • face. She wanted to run away and quickly go home. This place is hell! She never
  • really minded the story when she read it, especially the happenings inside the
  • orphanage, but it’s different now. She’s aware of the potential end and she
  • can’t just wash it away easily.
  • Alicia is eight and four years from now on the Director will die
  • then will be swapped by a monster. Elise, who read and witnessed the cruelty of
  • the new Director, hugged herself. It was full of torture and many children will
  • die because of the cruelty.
  • Elise found Alicia. She’s the protagonist who will most experience
  • the abuse. Alicia walks gracefully inside and is now quiet, but Elise is
  • different. She didn’t want to go and was almost ready to run away but the kind
  • director went for her. 
  • “Are you okay, child?” She asked. 
  • The voice is sweet and kind. Her face is full of worry for the
  • child, Elise, who is looking scared. 
  • “It’s okay child, go inside with your friends.”
  • She said again and hold Elise hand with the dazzling smile Elise
  • witness 
  • The kind Director's name is Samantha Forbe. She is in her forty
  • with blonde hair and green eyes. She is very kind and understanding and treats
  • the children as her own. The author describes her as an almost saintly
  • personality. She is an ordinary lady without power though, that’s the reason
  • she got targeted easily. 
  • From Elise's point of view, the character of Samantha Forbe is
  • naïve and ignorant. She’s aware of the cruelty and the malice of the villains
  • but did nothing to protect herself and the orphanage she built. For Elise, she
  • is a dumb side character, but it’s a different story now. Trapped Elise, who
  • becomes an unknown child and her soul in the body. She needed to convince
  • Samantha to be wise for their safety. Even though Elise is full of worries, she
  • still extends her hand to the Director and smiles at her. 
  • “You will not die,” Elise said to herself.
  • Something distracted Elise after going inside the estate and
  • discreetly observing the place. The half castle-like orphanage is big and has
  • so many rooms. The entrance is wide and has lots of stairs. They can hear the
  • noises from other rooms besides the entrance. There are children eight to
  • twelve years old that are having a lesson. 
  • The orphanage is impressive because of its medieval interior and
  • classic designs. The paint used was a lighter color. It’s not as bad as she
  • expected. The author of the book described the orphanage as a scary place, but
  • it isn’t now.
  • There is room for every subject used for studying and an
  • apartment-style with two bunk beds per room divided for four people. Elise
  • proceeds to her room guided by one of the students, luckily Elise is with
  • Alicia as they were of a similar age. Elise put down her bag and entered the
  • room with Alicia.
  • There are other children with the age ten to twelve years old
  • inside. The names are visible at the upper front of the bed. She unconsciously
  • read the names in her mind. Elise has two more roommates aside from Alicia.
  • The director orders them to rest and will meet later before lunch.
  • Elise, who chose the upper bed, organized her things and silently observed the
  • children in the room. 
  • “I am Beth, it’s nice meeting you two.”
  • Beth has dark skin color but has gray eyes. She is Eleven years
  • old, and she’s staying in the orphanage for six months now. 
  • “I am Sarah. I’m nine years old. Nice to meet you two,” said the
  • little girl who has pale skin and blue eyes. 
  • They both have black hair. 
  • “I’m Alicia and I’m nine.” Alicia said with a sweet small
  • voice. 
  • The two are now smiling and kind of sparkle after seeing the
  • beautiful face of Alicia. Elise who is now standing awkwardly smiles and
  • introduces herself.
  • “U-uh, I’m Elise and I’m seven”
  • Elise tells them her little information but not sure, because she
  • doesn’t remember where she came from, her family, or everything about the child
  • she possessed. And that’s one of her problems because she said her correct name
  • but if it was she had the other name, she would just say she didn’t
  • remember. 
  • Alicia is exceptionally friendly with Beth and Sarah, who express
  • their emotions through Alicia. They become buddies in just a matter of minutes,
  • and the protagonist is on a different level indeed. Elise maintains her
  • composure because she’s originally twenty-eight adults who are in the body of a
  • seven-year-old child. It overwhelmed Elise by how she will treat these children
  • in front of her.
  • END OF
  • CHAPTER 2.