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Chapter 6 Gifted

  • Chapter 6- Gifted
  • Elise spent
  • her time learning at the orphanage. She experiences more birthdays than she
  • thought but can't remember her birthday in this body so she just invented a
  • birthday date and having an unknown birthday is common to an orphan child. They
  • can't remember or simply because no one knows when.
  • Elise didn't
  • want to celebrate her true birthday that's why she just invented a new birthday
  • that isn't winter. On the other hand Alicia's birthday is in winter that's why
  • they are in need to prepare for the celebration.
  • Lucky enough
  • all the kids in the orphanage got paid after chores and errands. It's their way
  • of compensating and teaching the child to become independent. For Elise who's
  • unemployed in her last life, she feels ashamed, these children age seven to
  • fifteen starting to work to learn how to feed themselves.
  • This is also
  • the reason why she hated this novel. All the struggle , hope and tenacity of
  • the children have built will just be in vain once the tragedy happened. It's
  • disgusting to think that they were just side characters for the protagonist to
  • be known. Elise who thought that sacrifices are important for every character
  • development is exhausting to one's pov.
  • It's winter
  • now and Alicia is thirteen years old. We celebrated it today and the busier the
  • orphanage has become. Alicia being the center of attraction, beautiful and
  • elegant on her own. She received many gifts to the point of exaggeration from
  • nobles who think Alicia is special. She is excellent in her studies and has the
  • proper attitude of a noble. It also includes some orphans receiving gifts and
  • attention that cause delight to Alicia.
  • Elise, who is
  • silent, is observing the party. It is a simple but luxurious party. The whole
  • room is noisy with music and chic decorations. They laugh, dance and
  • sing.  There are lots of different foods and Elise loves the sweets the
  • most. Elise likes eating sweets. She was reminded by the chocolates she brought
  • in the convenience store.
  • Elise is not
  • in the mood to party and just silently watch the snow pour outside. She never
  • achieves anything while staying here. She just goes with the flow everyday. She
  • learned more about the empire but the magic and divine power are limited in her
  • knowledge. She doesn't want to stand out but she can’t just do nothing. She is
  • now twelve years old. Her hair becomes long and her eyes become darker. Her
  • pale skin became more white. She tried so hard to do more chores and appear to
  • become average. She did not let her true self to be discovered.
  • On this day,
  • Alicia will hint her divine power and according to the scene “The Lazy Lucky
  • Princess”, it will be the turning point of Alicia. The first step to becoming a
  • Saint in the future. Alicia wears white dress with water drop accessories.
  • Samantha gifted it to her for her thirteen birthday. She has jewelry, earrings
  • and a necklace. She really stands out a lot.
  • The party is
  • simple but the gifts and the food are extravagant. A lot of nobles come to the
  • orphanage invited by Samantha. The director is a high ranking aristocrat that's
  • why rumors about Samantha having a favorite spread at the empire.
  • This is
  • weird. Elise is silently watching at the back. Why does an orphanage have this
  • kind of connection to the nobles? Samantha is higher in the society but some
  • aristocrats are prejudiced over orphans and commoners. They despise and see
  • them as small prey. But she did see nobles happily congratulating Alicia.
  • After a
  • moment the party was held happily. Alicia is lovely and gracefully moved
  • dancing with one of the orphans. Some noble faces can see how delighted they
  • are but some have malice shown in their faces. Elise sighs. This is really
  • strange.
  • After the
  • dance. The Director announced for Alicia. All of the people in the crowd got
  • the attention and listened to the speaker.
  • "Ladies
  • and Gentleman I hereby thank all of you for attending the simple party held
  • here in La Papillonne. I just want to congratulate our excellent student Alicia
  • Forbe and greet her with a Happy Birthday!"
  • gasp'
  • "I,
  • Samantha Forbe, announce that Alicia Forbe is my daughter as of this
  • day!" 
  • Samantha
  • happily announced it to everyone.
  • Elise,
  • including the children of the orphanage, can't believe it. She got adopted by
  • the director?! What?
  • Whispers come
  • afterward and a big round of applause.
  • Elise is in
  • daze. What? She got adopted?! How on earth... There are lots of questions that
  • Elise thinks of but she can't find answers. There was never a scene stated in
  • the book that Alicia was adopted by Samantha. It's too early too, for Alicia to
  • leave this place. A horror scene came down to Elise. No. No way! Alicia is
  • supposed to be…
  • Elise is
  • panicking. She literally can't think of anything. She got scared. totally
  • frightened by the future. It can’t be.
  • The aftermath
  • of the party is full of astonishment and overwhelming revelation. The kids
  • didn't expect it but gradually accepted with jealousy. Samantha is a kind and
  • loving person, being her daughter means will escape the harshness of reality.
  • Elise went
  • back to her room but found out that Alicia has already packed her things. She
  • will now live at Samantha residence and study as the heir. Elise is still
  • stunned and asks Alicia.
  • "How did
  • it happen?" Elise didn't hide her bitterness
  • "I
  • accept her proposal in exchange for studying at the academy of magic."
  • Alicia confesses.
  • "You...
  • you didn't tell me this." Elise accuse her
  • "I
  • planned it a long time ago and I think it’s the best way to save all of you
  • here."
  • "Did I
  • tell you that it's dangerous to get out of the orphanage? You will be in
  • danger!" Elise shouted.
  • "Elise....
  • I- I can't stay here." Alicia is in tears.
  • "No! you
  • need to stay here for more years... You can't go out and be found this early!
  • didn't you understand?!"
  • Elise is
  • panicking. she can't let Alicia leave this place and just be in danger.
  • The Lazy
  • Lucky Princess said that once Alicia is found to be the next Saint she will be
  • in danger. She needed to hide until she could finally be blessed by the high
  • priest!
  • Elise grip
  • Alicia’s hand, in the outside perspective she is like a mad girl who harassed
  • Alicia because she is jealous.
  • "I’m an
  • Awaken!" Alicia said after the bursting
  • "I don't
  • know how it happened but I have the power!"
  • "I know
  • you have the power. That's why I am telling you to stay here and hide. You
  • can't let people know that you have that! You will die!. N-No technically you
  • won't die but..."
  • Elise can't
  • find words to stop Alicia from leaving. She isn't sure of the story because it
  • got entangled.
  • "I'll be
  • back before I am fifteen. I promise." Alicia said with conviction.
  • Elise closed
  • her eyes. She didn't want Alicia to be in danger but She also knows that The
  • saint can’t die because that's her destiny.
  • "Then I
  • tell you something. Beware of Zachary Molten. He is vicious and plans to kill
  • Samantha in two years now. You need to protect her from him. He likes you too
  • and plans to steal the orphanage. You need to be on guard for him because he
  • will do everything to hurt us. " Elise stares at Alicia with seriousness.
  • she spills
  • the milk and all have to do is for Alicia to believe her.
  • Elise hugs
  • Alicia. and whispers to her ear.
  • "On the
  • seventh day of your fifteen years of age, you will meet him. I want you to do
  • everything to protect yourself and please, I know it’s hard for you but
  • please.... save us too."
  • Elise sees
  • Alicia in her weary face. She wanted to tell her everything but She can't do
  • that because she had a feeling that everything would change. and it’s not the
  • time yet. She told her the tragedy of the children in the orphanage. Elise
  • didn't want to hold Alicia but it's her fate and a burden.
  • Alicia leaves
  • the place with a heavy heart. The things she discovered and the responsibility
  • of protecting the people is giving Alicia a weak heart. She is afraid of the
  • future but she trusted Elise. She didn't know why but the bond they have helped
  • her not be scared of tomorrow.
  • "Goodbye
  • my friend" Elise finally let go of Alicia. a small smile came from her
  • lips.
  • Elise stayed
  • outside even though the carriage was already gone. She felt the coldness of the
  • snow but she felt warm inside.
  • END OF
  • CHAPTER 6..