136 A girl and her tenth birthday.

Congratulations, Lerunda.
Happy birthday!

 My tenth birthday has come and gone.

 The other day I realized that I was a godson. There was nothing special that happened between my realization and my birthday.

 A lot has happened in the past year.
 I built a village. I met people of that tribe. And I met Imr and the others. A lot has happened in a year.

 I've asked Fito not to celebrate my birthday. Mr. Imr and Ms. Shehan are also not at the celebration. They are staying in the house. ...... I wonder what would happen if Fito and Imr and the others met. I don't dislike Fito or Imr and his friends. I'd be happy if they got along, but I'm still not sure what would happen if they met. I think I'm getting to know Fito a little better. She wished me a happy birthday. She's talking about herself little by little. But I still haven't heard the truth about her being able to communicate with God.

 At Mr. Imr's place.
"What a wonderful thing to be able to celebrate Lerunda on the holy day of his birth. Lerunda is...
 Mr. Imr congratulated me at length. Mr. Sheehan looked at Mr. Imr with a dumbfounded expression on his face, but he looked at Mr. Imr as if he cared about him.

 I didn't go to the people directly. However, he said that he had heard about the birthday celebration from someone else, and that he was wishing all the people with birthdays near his own, including me, a happy birthday.
 I'm also ten. I'm in the double digits.

 It's a strange feeling, to be honest. I was abandoned by my parents when I was seven. I had to leave the village where I grew up. And now, almost three years later, here I am, building a village with many other tribes. I don't know what's going to happen now, but I wonder if another year or two will pass and my surroundings will change again.
 The people who are with me now may be gone, and different people may be with me again. I may lose someone, too. When I think about it, my anxiety about the future gets bigger. But then again, my future will continue.

Congratulations, Lerunda.
Congratulations, Lelunda.

 Kayu, Shinomi, Ilkesai, Luceno, Lirid, and Dundonga all congratulated me. Of course, Gaius celebrated too. This year, just like last year, we were celebrating Gaius's birthday together.

"A lot has happened since your last birthday, Lelunda.

 I nodded at Kayu's words, but I couldn't help but think that a lot had really happened. Last year's celebration was on the road. Now we have a village, and this place has been getting better and better over the past year. It's becoming a comfortable place for us to live.

 Our ideal place. The place we dream of. I think we're slowly becoming that place. But not everything is going well, and there are many problems and things we need to think about.

"I'm also ...... ten years old. I'm ten years old.
Lelanda is ten, but she's still small.
That's only because Ilkesai is getting older.

 I'm getting bigger, too. I'm getting taller, that's for sure, but it's not just me, everyone else is getting taller too, so even though I'm getting taller, people don't feel like I'm getting taller. I'm getting bigger.

"Gaius is the biggest.

 I look at Gaius, partly because we were talking about height. "Gaius is the biggest of the kids. I look at Gaius and look up at him.

"Yeah, I'm getting taller, too.
"Yeah, bigger. I'm gonna be even bigger.

 I think Gaius is going to be bigger. I wonder if Gaius will be as tall as Athos, who was also tall. I wish I could be next to Gaius when he gets that big. No, not just Gaius, I hope I can be with everyone else forever and ever. I just can't help but think that the time we spend laughing with each other is truly precious, as we celebrate and talk with each other.

Lelanda will get bigger.
I don't know. ......

 In my memory, my mom and dad were not that tall, so I don't think they will grow that much. I wonder if it's better to be big or small. I wondered what I would be like in the future, though I had never really paid attention to it.

 That day's birthday ended on a very happy note. I didn't know what was going to happen next, but I hoped to be with everyone, and I hoped that everyone would be there for me next year.

 ---A girl and her tenth birthday.
 The girl who is a godchild celebrates her tenth birthday and is surrounded by happiness.