GOD —The Beginning of the End— Volume 3: The End Begins
Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)
Chapter 2: Easy-Going Father, Strict Mother—translated by lucathia (proofread by Trespasserby & Lala Su)
Originally, the speed at which Shooting Star and company advanced on the road, given their high exhaustion from searching for Bai Saya without sleep or rest, was only slightly faster than taking a stroll.
After getting ambushed by Braids, Bai Saya, who had originally been the most energetic among them, became a wounded patient. The team had also acquired the small avian Yaya, who had legs but didn’t know how to walk, and wings but didn’t know how to fly. Therefore, their speed decreased until it was no different from taking a stroll.
Shooting Star teased Yaya the entire way. Yaya would cry and run for her mama—meaning, Alan. Following that, it was Alan’s turn to “tease” Shooting Star; although the skies stretched far and wide without a cloud in sight during this entire period, lightning flashed nonstop.
“Wah—” Yaya began to wail again. Unfortunately, as she hadn’t been able to learn how to walk or fly yet, she could only keep squirming in Shooting Star’s arms, wanting to escape the devil’s grasp and return to her mama’s warm embrace.
“Shooting Star!” Alan’s face was furious, as if he were a mother whose child was getting bullied. He rushed over and snatched Yaya back. Then, he growled, “Don’t bully Yaya!”
Shooting Star boldly said, “I wasn’t bullying her. I was only pinching her cheeks!”
Alan glared at Shooting Star suspiciously. Then, he lowered his head to look. Yaya’s fair cheeks had two red fingerprints on them. He had really only pinched her cheeks—so hard that they were turning purple!
Piercing lightning once again split the skies open.
“Wahh, Xiao Bai, save me!” Shooting Star ran right away and didn’t forget to beg his pet to rescue him as he fled.
Bai Saya smiled wryly. His body had only recovered to the point that he could walk. How would he be able to save someone from the elf?
Besides, even if Bai Saya’s body was in perfect health, he would not stop Alan from disciplining Shooting Star. Only the elf was able to stop Shooting Star from pinching Yaya’s cheeks until they were as swollen as meat buns. Also, only the elf’s lightning was able to stop Shooting Star from bothering Bai Saya about acting out the finishing move he did with the stone.
When they didn’t have money to buy food, Alan was able to dig up all sorts of vegetables and roots from the wilderness. When they weren’t able to buy milk to feed the kid (Yaya), Alan was able to find berries and honey from the forest to feed her. When they weren’t able to discipline the kid (Shooting Star), Alan could use lightning to electrocute him until he shouted, “I won’t do it again!” and became obedient for around one to three hours.
Bai Saya was shocked by a realization. T-this has to be the best example of good fortune coming to those who have earned it! If it weren’t because he couldn’t bear to turn a blind eye to Alan and had decided to save the elf back then, then how would they have such an omnipotent mom—no, such an omnipotent companion—who could buy food, raise a kid, and educate the other kid?
Bai Saya could not help but wipe away cold sweat. He couldn’t let Alan know that he also thought that he resembled a mother. Then, he would be in great trouble and might even get a personal taste of that violent lightning.
Ever since Shooting Star had been electrocuted by Alan until his hair stood up, making him angrily grumble, “The elf is really such a nagging mommy,” Alan had grown sick of any words related to motherhood. It was about the same degree of hatred Bai Saya held toward the word sissy.
At this time, Shooting Star, who had been fleeing, abruptly stopped in his tracks. He yelled excitedly, “Hey! There’s a village up ahead AHHHH…”
His words turned into a shriek as he got hit by lightning.
Dan walked over to take a look. Not far ahead was a village, and it wasn’t all that small either. At least, for the Shaosi Continent, it wasn’t all that small of a village. Over on this continent, tribes made up the majority of the population, and most resided along the water and grasses. There were a lot fewer settlements here than on the Weisite Continent, and most were not large in size.
Frowning in thought, Dan suddenly smelled something burnt. When he turned to look, he saw a charred redheaded boy standing seriously beside him.
“Let’s head in.”
Dan shook his head and said, “The elf must stay outside. He is worth too much. Even though we are on the Shaosi Continent, he will still easily attract trouble.”
Shooting Star smiled. “Nah, have you forgotten what I have?”
Only then did Dan remember the transformation bracelet, but he didn’t relax even after remembering it. With his years of experience at the Guild, he understood that this bracelet was truly extraordinarily valuable. It wasn’t something that regular people could possess. Just where did Shooting Star get it?
“All right, let’s transform!”
Shooting Star handed the bracelet over and had the elf transform into a human again.
As they entered the village, Shooting Star was originally a bit worried. Here on the Shaosi Continent where beasts outnumber us, will our team of humans, an avian, and a half demon appear too odd?
However, before they even entered the village proper, he had already discovered that there were quite a number of humans living in the village. In the end, humans were indeed the race that multiplied the fastest and adapted the best! Humans had made their presence known on all the continents: north, south, east, and west.
Humans are everywhere, practically like cockroaches! Shooting Star couldn’t help but quip.
After they entered the village, their original nervousness finally ebbed away. This place looked exactly like a normal village. Even though the villagers were observing this group of travelers, it was clearly mostly out of curiosity. There weren’t any expressions of disdain.
“May I ask if there is an inn where we can stay?” Dan took the initiative to ask one of the villagers. He picked an elderly beast granny, who appeared rather kind.
The beast granny warmly said, “Ah, an inn? There’s an inn near the middle of the village, but they’ve only been selling wine and food lately. We haven’t had visitors to our Stone Village for quite some time. But I’ll head over and let them know to get things ready for you all.”
“Thank you,” Dan replied politely and felt great relief more than anything else. He was a half demon, after all. Many people felt extremely uneasy about demons.
The inn near the middle of the village was quite small. It could even be said to be just a small restaurant where the villagers gathered to have food. It had been a long while since they had rented any rooms to travelers. The owner was a middle-aged man. He gathered half of the women in the village to help him, and it still took them a long time before they could tidy up three rooms for the travelers to stay in.
Dan directly divided the rooms up. “Shooting Star, you’ll stay with Saya. Alan will be with Yaya. I’ll be by myself. If my subordinates arrive, I’ll need the space to discuss guild matters with them.”
“What the heck, no way! Alan should go and room with Xiao Bai. I want to be with Yaya!”
Shooting Star protested loudly, but his protests clearly fell on deaf ears. It was obvious that such an arrangement would cause odd weather such as lightning to flash in the night sky despite it being clear and full of stars.
Thus, the group temporarily began their stay in this small village. First, they were waiting for Dan’s subordinates. Second, they needed to let Bai Saya recover, and Alan could also take the chance to teach Yaya how to walk.
Bai Saya, contrary to how he normally was, was putting all his effort into sleeping nearly the entire time. According to him, the Stone of Fury was using his sleeping hours to teach him how to use the stone’s power.
Dan, who had suffered the shock of failing to protect his checkmate and had instead needed to be protected by his checkmate, was putting all his effort into training.
Alan was responsible for taking care of the children. The first was the actual child, Yaya, who needed to be raised, fed, and taught how to walk, while the second was the fake child, Shooting Star, who needed to be disciplined.
Shooting Star was causing trouble all the time, always making Alan discipline him.
“Mama Cow, I want to eat a big pancake!” Shooting Star said as he rushed toward a bull-headed beastwoman near the fields.
“Wow, what a rare sight! Shooting Star, your mother didn’t ground you?” The bull-headed beastwoman replied while smiling.
Shooting Star stuck his tongue out and giggled. “Nah, my mom is busy taking care of my little sis and my dad who is stuck in bed!
“I see, your mom has it hard.” The bull-headed beastwoman shook her head and promptly took out a pancake that was larger than her face from her basket. She handed it over and said in concern, “Give this to your mom. Have her eat more. She’s so skinny that the wind could sweep her away.”
“Okay!” Shooting Star took the pancake with a smile. He ran off right away to give it to his mom.
When Shooting Star rushed back to the inn, he was smiling as if he were the most obedient kid in the whole wide world. “Mom, Mama Cow said to give this pancake to you. Don’t forget to eat it.”
Unfortunately, the other person didn’t feel grateful at all. Face flushed with anger, he shouted, “I’m not your mom!”
A streak of lightning shot out, sending the inn’s wooden door flying for the nth time. Shooting Star rushed out with the pancake in hand and made a face at the room. He also dodged several streaks of lightning.
The elf rushed out from the room. He was even holding Shooting Star’s sister, Yaya, in his arms.
“Alan, don’t be so angry. At most, mothers should only spank their kid and not use lightning to strike them!”
The innkeeper’s wife rushed over, alarmed by the crackling lightning in Alan’s hands. This mother was so ferocious that she didn’t know what to say to her.
“I’m not his mom!” Alan was about to burst.
Shooting Star ducked behind the woman’s back. Looking pitiful with his teary eyes, he said, “Owner, I was only trying to give Mama Cow’s pancake to my mom. She got so angry that she shot lightning at me.”
The innkeeper’s wife rubbed Shooting Star’s head, her heart going out to him. She comforted him, “There, there, Shooting Star is a good child. Be good. Don’t cry. I’ll try to talk your mother around!”
After that, she turned and scolded, “Alan, it’s not that I want to say this, but you can’t be so biased toward your biological daughter Yaya. Even though you didn’t give birth to Shooting Star, he is still a cute kid! How can you bear to strike him with lightning?!”
Hear, hear! I’m such a cute kid! While hiding behind the woman’s back, he made a face at the elf.
If you’re a cute kid, then there’s absolutely nothing detestable in the entire world! Alan endured so much that his face twisted.
For several days, the villagers had been guessing nonstop at the relationship the travelers had with each other. Three humans, one half demon, and an avian who was still a baby. This combination was odd no matter how they looked at it. As a result, the village naturally came up with hundreds of guesses.
As the object of the guesses, not only was Shooting Star not angry about it, he had directly joined in to stir things up.
“What? Our relationship?” When Shooting Star was asked this question, a super fun idea abruptly came to him. According to Bai Saya’s description, it was an idea that held no benefits and would also severely harm others.
Shooting Star blinked his large, innocent golden eyes and shyly said, “Can’t you tell? The beautiful blonde and the dark-haired man are my mom and dad!”
A certain dog-headed villager jumped in shock and asked, “But you don’t resemble your parents at all!”
“Because the beautiful blonde is actually my stepmom!” Shooting Star shook his head, his gaze sad. He began to spin a wild tale.
“I look like my biological mother. After she left my dad, he married my stepmom Alan so that there would be someone to look after me. But my stepmom is also someone who was married before. Her previous husband was an avian. That’s how I ended up with an avian as my little sister.”
W-What a complicated family…
“T-then, who is that half demon?” A certain bird-headed girl asked, stupefied.
Shooting Star declared, “He is my older brother from a different father! Before my biological mother married my dad, she had been married before, and her partner was a demon. That’s how she had a half demon child!”
…What kind of messed up relationship is this! The villagers all went home and had a debate with their families for several nights. Then, they also thoroughly discussed it with their neighbors for a good long while. In the end, they were finally able to understand how these people were related to each other.
Since the villagers believed Yaya to be Alan’s biological daughter, while Shooting Star was the stepson, and Alan always zapped Shooting Star with lightning, rumors arose that “Alan is biased toward her biological daughter and abuses her non-biological son Shooting Star.”
After who knows how many villagers had come to persuade Alan not to abuse Shooting Star, the elf finally burst into uncontrollable rage. Streaks of lightning exploded outwards, destroying the inn’s walls, scaring the villagers into scattering, never again daring to come forward to persuade her.
When Bai Saya learned of this, he felt very guilty… Even though he wasn’t the culprit and was only responsible for “being bedridden,” he took the initiative to chop trees with Dan and rebuilt the walls of the inn, making them even better than before. As a result, the innkeeper didn’t hold it against them and said it was fine even if they destroyed more walls.
After a period of acquaintance, the villagers came to accept that Shooting Star and company were a family.
Alan was the mean stepmother. Shooting Star was the abused stepson. Bai Saya was the gentle but weak husband who was scared of going against his wife. Dan was the eldest child who was obedient and knew to help his father. As for Yaya, she was too young to warrant an assessment. She was purely a cute baby.
However, the villagers’ understanding of this family eventually changed after Shooting Star burned down the cowshed with fire, stole the cow that was a sacrificial offering, and ate the entire cow until only the bones were left. Shooting Star wasn’t some abused kid. He was an extremely mischievous bad boy!
As a result, Alan’s ratings greatly improved, from a stepmother who abused her child to a strict mother who disciplined her child to make sure he wouldn’t misbehave—but no matter what kind of mother it was, the elf was just as furious about it.
Yaya toddled out of the room and looked at Alan and Shooting Star curiously. She knew that every time they glared at each other like this, Mama would make sparkly stuff show up in those hands!
Yaya loved watching that sparkly stuff, so every time she heard Mama yell, she would do her utmost to crawl out to watch. However, this time, she walked instead. Even though she walked unsteadily, she hadn’t fallen even once.
“Yaya can walk now!” Shooting Star shouted excitedly. “Those wobbly steps are so cute!”
Alan snapped, “She’s been able to walk for two days already.”
“Really?” Shooting Star rushed beside Yaya. His eyes danced as he watched Yaya toddle.
“Teaching her how to walk wasn’t difficult. What is difficult is that I don’t know how to teach her how to fly.” Alan frowned, rather troubled. He knew how to fly, but that was through using magic, not wings. The theory behind them was too different. He couldn’t teach her.
Hearing that, Shooting Star also grew troubled. You got to be kidding me! Yaya is my little pet angel! How can an angel not know how to fly?
This was the first time the innkeeper’s wife had seen these two interact with each other for longer than ten seconds without sparks flying. What a rare sight to see them get along so well! She quickly gave them some advice.
“You could head to the mountains to find the avians. I hear that there is a tribe of avians in the mountains near our village!”
“Really?” Shooting Star immediately began to act spoiled. “Owner, hurry and tell me where the avian village is! Otherwise, if my little sis becomes an avian who can’t fly, she’ll be so pitiful!”
“Shooting Star is so nice. You know to worry about your little sister! I’ll definitely help get that info for you.”
He’s just worried that his pet angel won’t know how to fly! The elf growled to himself.
After learning the approximate location of the avian tribe, Shooting Star immediately sought Bai Saya and Dan out to have a discussion.
Shooting Star gave a simple explanation. “I’m afraid Yaya won’t know how to fly in the future, so I plan to find the avian tribe. Xiao Bai, you’re still not completely recovered, right? Wait here. We’ll be back right away.”
Dan immediately turned him down. “I don’t wish to leave Saya’s side. That person who ambushed us may return. I must stay here. You three can go.”
Alan agreed about this point. He also felt that it was better to have someone keep Bai Saya company. Besides, they were just looking for the avian tribe and weren’t looking for trouble. Just him and Shooting Star taking Yaya should be enough.
Shooting Star frowned and said, “Then, forget it. Let’s wait until Bai Saya recovers and head there together. Otherwise, if Braids comes knocking again, just Dan alone isn’t enough to stop him.”
Dan coolly said, “Even with the rest of you, it’s not enough to stop him.”
Shooting Star snorted and said, “Next time we meet that guy, I’ll grab my cute pets immediately and teleport away. Who wants to stay and be an idiot?”
Hearing that, Dan couldn’t help but admit that Shooting Star was right. Teleporting away was a much more logical choice than engaging in a fight. However, Dan coldly said, “Then why did you originally want to leave Saya here by himself? Is it because it is dangerous, so you don’t wish to stay with him?”
“No way!” Shooting Star said as if it were a matter of fact, “It’s because Xiao Bai is able to win against Braids. If we’re not around to mess him up, he can explode and chase Braids away immediately. It’s so much better than if we were with him and carelessly ended up as hostages!”
When Dan heard that, his face darkened, but he couldn’t help but admit that the other person was probably right.
Bai Saya didn’t quite understand what these two were talking about, but he was able to understand that their tone sounded antagonistic. He quickly said, “Don’t worry. No matter how the arrangement turns out, I’m able to protect everyone. Roth taught me a lot of ways to use his power.”
Alan approved of going together. “Let’s stay longer. We will let Bai Saya recover before looking for the avian village. It won’t be too late. Yaya has only just learned how to walk. There is no hurry in learning how to fly yet.”
Bai Saya resolutely said, “I will do my best to get well. I’ll definitely be able to depart in a few days!”
Hearing that, Shooting Star gave up. At first, he had wanted to split up so they could quickly take care of matters and leave.
“Then, rest well, Saya. If there’s anything you need to do, just let me do it.” Dan was very worried that Bai Saya would do something taxing again, such as chopping trees to rebuild the walls because of his conscience.
“I got it,” Bai Saya responded earnestly.
Dan heard Bai Saya’s promise. Given Bai Saya’s serious personality, now that he had made the promise, things would be all right. Therefore, Dan was able to relax and turn to Shooting Star to say, “Come with me to my room. I would like to discuss searching for the other stones.”
“Huh?” Shooting Star frowned but gave an “oh.”
Shooting Star followed Dan to his room and immediately asked, “Hey, when we go to the avian village, what’s gonna happen if your subordinates come here but can’t find you?”
“I will leave them a message telling them to wait for me here in this village.”
“Oh, then what did you want to discuss with me? Do you have the location of the Stone of Ego, Pride?” Shooting Star made a guess at what the other wanted to discuss that needed to be kept from Xiao Bai and the elf.
Dan was silent for a moment before he suddenly said, “Is Saya your checkmate?”
Shooting Star froze. “What the heck are you saying? I’m not a demon. Why would I have some checkmate…”
“You are a demon, and a full-blooded one at that!” Dan’s eyes bore right into Shooting Star. He completely believed in his own judgment.
Seeing how firm his gaze was, Shooting Star pouted and knew he couldn’t weasel his way out of this.
“How did you know?”
“Braids said it. He said ‘you think you can defeat me with a demon and a half demon?’ From that moment on, I’ve had my suspicions. I believe that he wouldn’t claim that you’re a demon without any basis. He was probably able to see through your disguise with the power of the stone.
“But I was never able to see any cracks in your disguise, not until you removed a bracelet to give to Alan so that he could disguise himself as a human.” Dan explained thoroughly, not giving the other person any chance to defend himself. “At that time, I was finally able to sense a tiny bit of demonic aura, and it did not belong to me. However, I was still not completely sure until you wanted me to accompany you to the avian village. Only then was I one hundred percent certain.”
Shooting Star lifted his eyes to look at Dan and still did not say a word.
“You were afraid that Alan would sense your demonic aura, right?” Dan calmly said, “Since elves and demons are sworn enemies, elves are especially sensitive to demonic aura, which is of the dark element. If I am present, then Alan would just think that the demonic aura he senses is all from me, but if you and he are alone, he would then realize that the demonic aura is all from you.”
“Hmph!” Shooting Star grumpily said, “If I didn’t have to use Claws of Darkness, then you wouldn’t have been able to discover that I’m a demon even when I gave a bracelet to Alan.”
Dan looked at the remaining bracelet on Shooting Star’s arm and felt helpless about how Bai Saya and Alan had never grown suspicious over why Shooting Star wore a transformation bracelet and never ever took it off.
“Is Saya your checkmate? Or is it Alan?” Dan was extremely fixated on this question. If Bai Saya were Shooting Star’s checkmate, then Shooting Star would definitely do everything he could to protect Saya. In that case, Dan could leave with his heart at ease and complete his task of searching for the stones.
“No, neither. I don’t have a checkmate.”
Dan’s heart sank. Like this, he could not leave Saya without worrying…
“What kind of expression is that?” Shooting Star rolled his eyes and snapped, “Even though none of them are my checkmate, Xiao Bai, Alan, and Yaya are my precious pets! I wouldn’t carelessly abandon them.”
“You lied to them without a care. What’s to say that you won’t abandon them? You are a heartless, full-blooded demon.” Dan had associated with demons for many years, and his uncle Ice Chess was also a full-blooded demon. Therefore, he understood that the heartlessness of the demon race wasn’t a fabricated rumor. It was an undeniable truth.
“I didn’t lie to them without a care. When I first met Xiao Bai, I met him with a human appearance!” Shooting Star barged on, “It was just that later on, I never found the right time to tell him. I wasn’t trying to lie to him!”
“But you never told him in the end,” Dan responded mercilessly.
“That’s because Alan joined us!” Shooting Star clenched his fists. Even now, he still couldn’t come up with a good solution for this. This was an extremely troublesome problem. He was a demon, while Alan was an elf. The elves were born with hatred toward demons. There was hardly a way to solve this problem.
Shooting Star just thought it was better to stall for time, the longer the better. Perhaps, after a long while, Alan would grow close to him, to the point that he wouldn’t mind even after learning that he was a full-blooded demon.
“So, do you plan to reveal that I’m a full-blooded demon?” Shooting Star glared at Dan. If he says he will, then, I, I…
“No.” In the end, Dan shook his head and said, “I just wanted to confirm whether or not Saya is your checkmate. Exposing you does not benefit me at all.”
“Hmph! You chose right!” Shooting Star was finally able to relax. For the moment, he wouldn’t have to worry about the racial conflict between him and Alan.
“Sigh, I really don’t know what to do about Saya’s identity as the possessor of the Stone of Fury.”
Dan sighed. In these past few days, he had contemplated it for so long, yet he still could not come up with a way to protect Saya. No matter if it was the Guild or the foe with braids whose identity was a mystery, to Bai Saya, both of them were serious dangers. However, Dan was unable to get rid of either.
Shooting Star frowned and asked, “Do you really not know why the Guild wants the stones?”
“I really don’t.” Dan shook his head. “My position isn’t that high yet. Ice Chess might know, but he wouldn’t tell me.”
The only exception would be if his safety was involved, but unless there was no other choice, Dan would never wish to do anything that used his life against Ice Chess. He owed Ice Chess too much already.
“Then tell me, you said you had a way to discover the location of the stones. How exactly?”
Dan hesitated for a moment before he began explaining something he was unwilling to explain before. “It is a magical item that the Guild developed. It can detect the unique energy that the stones give off. However, the item bears little threat to Saya, as it cannot detect a stone that already has a master, unless that master is currently using the stone’s power.”
“So the real danger toward Xiao Bai is the other masters of the stones.”
Shooting Star furrowed his brows. Braids aside, could the Goldenstyle Merchant Guild also have other possessors of the stones? His guess was a definite yes, and Dan also thought the same. Otherwise, why would they know so much about the stones, and why would they search for them with so much effort?
I believe only a possessor of a stone would know so much about them and would even restlessly want to find the other stones, right?
Shooting Star couldn’t help but complain, “How troublesome! Even though Xiao Bai used the stone’s power to send Braids running, the Stones of Sin are really both troublesome and impossible to get rid of!”
What was even more ridiculous was that the pigheaded Xiao Bai had become the stone’s owner because of nicking his finger on a letter opener and accidentally dripping blood on Wrath.
A tiny matter such as cutting oneself on a letter opener had gotten them involved in something as dire as the end of the world, and nothing could be direr than that. This could really only be described with one word—unlucky!
Shooting Star yelled at the ceiling, “I only wanted a pet! Goddess of Fate, there’s really no need for you to play around like this with me!”
Are you sure you only want “a” pet? Dan didn’t say a word to the side.
“I don’t care anymore! Things will work out in the end. I’ll take it one step at a time!”
Shooting Star simply gave up and tossed down these words, no longer paying any attention to Dan. He walked to the door on his own and pulled open the door. Brilliant blond hair was immediately blown inward by the wind. The azure eyes of the owner of the blond hair were slowly becoming frosty.
“Alan? Since when have you been there?” Shooting Star was stunned. Don’t tell me…
“Since Dan asked if Bai Saya were your checkmate. I have been here since then.”
The elf’s tone was calm, calm to the point of being frightening.
Sh**! Shooting Star’s face fell completely. “T-then you already know? That I’m, I’m…” He stuttered and didn’t know what to say.
“After spending so many days with Dan, I no longer detest demons as much as I used to.”
“Really?” Shooting Star was overjoyed at this unexpected good news. It’s just like I thought! Spending a lot of time together can overcome the hatred between races…
“But you lied to me!” Sadness flashed across Alan’s eyes. He accused him with a trembling voice, “You pretended to be a human, making me believe that I only had to accompany you for two hundred years. I had truly believed that I could return to my people after two hundred years. But now…”
Shooting Star froze. He opened his mouth but could not say a single word.
“But you’re actually a demon! The years you possess ahead of you are not any fewer than mine. So how long must I remain your pet before my debt is paid? Is it my entire life? Then why have you rescued me from slavery? If I were a slave, I at least have the chance of escaping, yet you have tricked me into personally promising you to accompany you. Now I will never have the chance to go home!”
Shooting Star stared blankly at Alan. Two streaks of tears dripped down the elf’s face. He appeared completely devastated. Shooting Star wanted to reach out and tug on him. He wanted to open his mouth to tell him that he hadn’t lied to him deliberately. It was just that if he had told him from the start, the elf would never have been willing to play with him…
Alan jerked his hand away, evading Shooting Star’s tug. He glared at Shooting Star with angry, azure eyes.
Shooting Star lowered his head.
“What?” Alan was stunned.
With his head lowered, Shooting Star pointed at the door and shouted, “I said, leave! Leave right this moment! Go home. My bracelet can disguise you as a human. You won’t get snatched on the way there.”
The elf stared at him blankly, unable to believe his ears.
“You don’t have to keep your promise. I don’t want you to play with me anymore!”