41 Girl and whereas 1

 My birthday is over and I'm eight years old. I have never been so happy on my birthday. It was the first time I knew that birthdays were so happy and warm.

 I was warm and happy.

 He wished me happy birthday over and over again, and that alone warmed my heart.
 Happy. Happy. Warm. I felt warm all the time. I could feel that I was really happy to spend time with everyone.

"Lelanda, let's play.

 That day, Gaius took me by the hand and we went to Shinomi, Kayu and the boys.
 I did my best to play chase, even though I was not very strong. Because of the difference in physical abilities between the beastmen and me, I had to use my strength enhancers, but I was barely able to get by.

 You guys are amazing.

 This is the first time I've played chase since I came to this village. I'd only seen people do it before. I didn't envy them or anything at the time. I just thought it was something irrelevant to me. But when I actually tried it, I was surprised at how much fun it was.
 I feel like I'm getting stronger as I play like this.

It's fun.
"It's fun, isn't it, Lerunda?

 Shinomi smiled at my words.

 Her smile is gentle and kind. I like this kind of smile from Shinomi. I like it when we play together like this. I've learned that it's fun to make friends like this since I came here.
 You've given me so many firsts.

 Everyone has given me so much joy.
 I wonder if it's okay that I'm having so much fun. Am I happy enough? That's what I'm thinking.

"I love you all.
Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah.
Baka, baka!

 When I honestly said that I loved everyone, the four boys I was playing with let out a squeal of embarrassment.
 I knew they were just trying to hide their embarrassment. I also knew somehow that they didn't hate me. That's why I can't help but smile when they raise their voices like that.

 After playing with her as much as I could, I went to Ran's place.

"Mr. Lan.
"Good to see you, Lern Da.

 Mr. Lan smiles at me. Mr. Lan smiles at me, and it makes me happy. She teaches me a lot of things I don't know.

 He might be a godson, that's all, but I need to know about him. I also need to learn more about beasts and humans.

"Ran-san ......, I'm happy for you.
Yes, I'm happy for you.
...... But something's going to happen.
Oh, yes. Something is definitely going to happen. The Kingdom of Fairytlov and the Kingdom of Migga, which are adjacent to this forest, are taking action because of the appearance of the Divine Child. Something will happen for sure. I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but I think it's a good idea.

 Mr. Athos is still discussing the matter of how to act in response to the attack on the cat-beast village by Nilusi and the others, and has yet to reach a conclusion. When we reach a conclusion, our lives will change in some small way.

You may be anxious because you don't know how things will change, but even if something changes, you have me and the people of this village. You may be a divine child, but you are still a child. You may be a child, but you are a child, and you deserve to be protected.
"...... can I do something if something happens to me?
Perhaps, if you were a child, you could do anything you wanted to. But ......, if you let your emotions get the better of you, you will be in trouble. I believe you will regret it if you let your emotions get the better of you. So please be careful not to get carried away by ...... emotions. It may be difficult, but ......

 I nodded, and Ran told me a story about a godson from the past.

"There are stories of gods and godchildren who were consumed by hatred in the past, and their countries were destroyed. It could be said that it was because the country had done so much, but it is said that the godson at that time was so consumed by hatred that he eventually committed suicide. He was probably as kind as you are. It must have been ...... painful for him to harbor such hatred that it destroyed his country and affected it so much that it was called a disaster. I'm just guessing, but if Lerunda were to let his emotions take over and affect him that much, it would be hard on you because you are so kind.

 A child of the past.
 A country was destroyed by hatred. A country was destroyed by hatred.
 If someone did something to me that made me feel hatred. The country of the person who did that terrible thing to me was destroyed. But if ...... people who have nothing to do with it suffer from it, if it becomes a big problem... I think it's ...... hard. I feel sad.

 I don't think I'm nice or anything, but ...... I think it's hard and sad, so.

...... Yeah.

 He nodded and patted me gently on the head.
It's best if nothing happens to Lelanda that would cause her to become overwhelmed with emotion like that.
 It would be best if nothing happened to Lernda that would make her emotional.

 That day, I received a report that Athos, who had gone out of the village, had not returned yet.

 ---The girl and her whereabouts 1
 (The girl, who was probably a godchild, overheard the news.