410 guardians

 The next morning, I woke up at the usual time, without much effect from the late night. Or, to be more precise, at the same time of day as usual.
 In my previous world, I used to stay up all night and stay up all night, so I guess it doesn't matter that I lost a day of sleep. Physically, I'm getting younger.

 Everyone, including the fairies, hadn't woken up yet. As usual, I suppose. Most of the time, everyone is up and getting ready while I'm fetching water.
 There was a possibility that they would wake up later than usual today, so I proceeded with my preparations more quietly than usual.

 When I finished my preparations and went outside, I found our two cute little guys waiting for me as usual.

I put my finger to my mouth and said, "Everyone might still be asleep today, so be quiet.

 I put my finger to my mouth and told them. I put my finger on their mouths and told them to be quiet. Krull replied quietly, "Clu," and Lucy made a small "woof" sound.

"Good, good, good, good.

 I patted them both on the head and handed them the water bottles. Two for me and Krull, and one small one for Lucy. The three of us headed for the lake.

"Hey, is everyone awake?

 When we came back, everyone was awake as usual. So were the three fairies.

"A little later than usual, though. But it's not that late.

 Deanna replies. They don't look as sleepy as usual. Maybe it's because it's only one night and they're young. The others don't look particularly sleepy either.
 Except for Anne. She always looks sleepy, so it's hard to tell the difference.
 I asked her if she was all right, but she waved her hands and said, "It's the same as usual.

I asked her if she was all right, but she waved her hands and said, "It's the same as always, so don't worry about it.

 No problem. Okay, no problem.

 Then we all had breakfast together. As I had imagined, the fairies, whose bodies are mostly made up of magic power, only need to eat very little.
 They can eat if they want to, but the amount they need is about the size of our little fingernails. The amount of food they need is about the size of our pinky fingernails, and they often don't eat anything for a whole day. I guess the story that "we live on the nectar of flowers" is not so wrong in this world.
 He also said that he does not like meat very much. So, after stewing the dried vegetables, I prepared a small portion for the fairy before adding the meat. The seasoning itself is based on salt and pepper.
 Without the meat, I personally felt that it lacked a bit of flavor, but when I asked Giselle to taste it (she drank from a spoon), she said

It's delicious!

 But when Giselle tasted it (she drank it from a spoon), she said, "It's delicious!" so I decided to serve it to the fairies. Since we didn't have dishes for them, we had to serve them in small cups. When I apologized for the lack of their size spoons, she said.

When I apologized for this, they said, "No, no, don't worry about it.

 And they drank directly from the cups. Hmmm... I guess I'll have to get some fairy-sized dishes after all. .......

 The topic of conversation at breakfast was the daily lives of Giselle and the other fairies. As they are intelligent and social, you would think that they would have some sort of division of roles, but it seems that they rotate their duties.
 He said that the procurement of food, clothing, and the care of their dwelling place are rotated among all of them. The only person who is not in charge of these things is Giselle, the head of the group, who is in charge of coordinating them.
 She is also in charge of "adjusting" the trees in the forest. She didn't tell me the specifics, so I don't know, but it seems that it's thanks to them that the forest is so easy to walk in for an uninhabited forest.

It's an important job to prevent the occurrence of demons in this forest, where magic tends to stagnate.

 Giselle said, and Lija and Deepika were also proud of their work, so they must be proud of the fairy tribe.

So they're like guardians, right?

 When I said that, the three of them all had a twinkle in their eyes and said, "That's it! So, they may start calling themselves that.
 As for the fact that we've been expanding our house and cutting down trees for other living purposes.

"If you live in this forest, you need to do that, right?

 The guardian said no problem. If the guardian says it's not a problem, then it's okay for the time being. But if I were to say, "Let's cultivate this forest and build a city that can compete with the capital! I'm sure they'll stop us if we start talking about it.

Speaking of demons, that kid of mine is a demon. ......

 At first I wasn't sure if I should keep my mouth shut, but I didn't want to lose the trust of the people who would come after me if I didn't tell them. I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure I'll be able to do it. She looked at me and wagged her tail. Then Giselle walked up to her.
 Everyone in the family was on the edge of their seats, wondering if Lucy would take a bite out of her, or if Giselle would do something to Lucy. I approached the two of them, intending to take Lucy's side if anything happened.
 Giselle looked into Lucy's eyes. When I was hesitating whether I should pull away or not, Giselle smiled and said.

"You're a smart girl, you know that?

 Giselle stroked Lucy's head. Lucy was wagging her tail. Giselle turns to me with a puzzled look on her face.

"There will inevitably be demons. I'm sorry that this is beyond our control. ......
No, you can't help it. You're dealing with nature.
I don't know if you're a good parent, but she'll be fine. Oh, no, that tickles.

 Lucy licked Giselle's cheek, or rather her entire head, depending on the size of it. I'm relieved. Deanna and Helen seem even more relieved than I am.
 In their case, if Lucy was a demon and they had to get rid of her, they would have said they would protect her even if they had to fight with the fairies. I'm so glad it didn't come to that.

 I ate more breakfast than usual because I felt as if I was being told "you can live in this forest".