I went to visit my aunt.
She lives with her son, Mr. Oshacio. There were a lot of people gathered at the house. This is a sign that she was well-liked in this place.
I walked into the house and saw my aunt lying on the bed. Right beside her are Zesihi and Shilleba. Both of them have a dark look on their faces.
Auntie's face is pale. I can't help but wonder why she was looking so well just a few days ago.
Lelanda, you're here, too? ......
Yes, ....... Auntie, are you in pain? Then I'll use my divine magic! If you need medicine, Zechariah and I can make a potion that will make you feel better!
Why are you looking so gloomy? I have a bad feeling about this. But I wanted to shake off that feeling, so I said the words.
"Hey, Auntie, so--
"It's okay, Lern Da.
"It's okay, Lern Da," she said in a weak voice.
It was a word of resignation.
...... Lelanda, that's not why I fell down.
They were words of resignation, but there was no hint of sadness in his voice.
What does that ...... mean?
"Lelanda, I'm ...... probably a lifetime.
Yes, a creature's life will be limited. ...... I've lived a long time for a beastman.
The old lady said with a gentle face.
Lifespan ...... grandfather, who was the only one who told my parents about me and my sister in the village where I grew up, also died of lifespan. Those who are alive will die one day. It's such a natural thing. I knew that in my head. I knew that was the way it was. --But it was shocking to actually see that reality. Because it was a reality that I knew, but I didn't understand in my heart.
Life is coming to an end. At the end of our life span, there will be no one left alive.
"...... Auntie, are you going to die?
I was shocked as I said it.
Really ......? I thought I was going to die. My heart was so shaken that I could cry right now.
I look at Mr. Zesihi. I wondered if there was any medicine that could cure what was wrong with me. But Mr. Zesch shook his head. He looks sad.
"Lelunda...... people die. One day, you will die. I've ...... lived long enough. I'm happy with my life. So you don't have to look so teary-eyed.
Auntie laughs that people die. She doesn't look sad at all. She's smiling with a satisfied look on her face.
"But ...... I would--
"No, Lern Da. Even if you're a godson, you can't ...... control your life span, you can't control your death.
My aunt is still on the bed, unable to get up. The words are still clear. But... if she's got a long life ahead of her, it won't be long.
A godson is special but not absolute.
Why can't my power do something about that? In the case of Athos, Ran said that the damage would have been much worse if I hadn't been there, but I still don't like the idea of losing someone.
Even so, there are certain things that you can't do anything about even if you think you don't want to. One of them is longevity.
I'm happy with that. I'm happy that we're all here now. I'm happy that people are here for me. I'm happy for that.
I'm sad to see you go.
--But it's inevitable.
I don't understand how she can accept her own death. I don't know if I'll understand that feeling when I become a grandmother. ......
My heart is just sad, sad, sad.
Fortunately, I won't be dying any time soon. Fortunately, I won't be dying any time soon, so I want to have fun until then. I just want to have a good time with everyone until I die.
She has accepted the fact that she will die soon. She knows it somehow. I am very sad.
I'm very sad ...... but all she wants is to enjoy her last days.
So let's not put on a sad face.
The thought of losing you makes me sad, heartbroken, and want to cry. But I love my auntie. That's why I want to fulfill her request.
"We will all think of a way to make your aunt's ...... life more enjoyable.
When I told her that, she smiled kindly and laughed at me.
I like her gentle smile. She always gave me a reassuring smile, and it warmed my heart to see her smile.
It is said that when we die, we return to the sky.
That's what they say. I don't actually know where people go when they die, but I want to make sure she can leave in peace.
---A girl and her aunt 2
The girl comes face to face with her fallen aunt. She wanted to have a conversation with her aunt and make her wish come true.