The Empress Is A Former Spy - 66 - Episode 66. Epilogue (4)
The midday tea party was held at Shea’s invitation. A white tent was pitched in the garden of the main palace to block out the sunlight, and tables and chairs were placed inside the tent for the gathering.
Shea had been trying to hold small meetings frequently since she became the Empress. Being a gentile, it was difficult at first to reconcile with the nobles, but everything was resolved with the power of information.
Shea knew all the rumors about Kuratori and what had happened in the Imperial Palace, and she was able to communicate well with them.
The fact that she was a gentile did not mean that she could not speak the language of the Aquila Empire, but rather that she had an extensive knowledge of it, which not only increased her favorability toward Shea, but also made her an accepted member of the group.
Now, in social circles, she was not accepted because she was an empress, but because she was Shea, and her popularity was increasing.
“So this time, how are everyone’s preparations for the founding of the nation going?”
The car meeting was also attended by Lila and Amy. These days, they mostly played with Shea on the set, and it was rather lonely if they weren’t visible.
“Of course, of course. I’m hard at work embroidering a handkerchief for my husband.
Countess Ophelia of the Reed family answered Shea’s words quickly. She had been trying hard to get close to Shea, but now she was one of the people who laid Shea. It was what they called a case of love turning to hate.
“I understand that the Empress has an embroidered dove. Is she trying to symbolize peace?”
Shea couldn’t say what the dove was because she was born with the ability to do so. Fortunately, the dove symbolized peace here too. Shea smiled broadly and faced Ophelia.
“The Countess has an extraordinary eye, after all. Her Majesty has been dizzyingly busy working for peace on the continent, so I tried to give her that meaning.”
Originally, the value of a work of art depended on how it was explained. Shea didn’t hesitate to hype up his own surrender.
Ophelia sniffled for a while, frustrated that she had lost again to Shea, who was 20 years younger than her. She took a fan and waved it around, trying to cool the heat that had built up on her face.
Then Opiria smiled wickedly, as if she had come up with a clever idea to provoke Shea.
“Seeing that the Emperor and Empress are so concerned about the peace of the continent, the people of this country are very relieved.”
“Why are you giving me such a compliment?”
Shea replied humbly, and Ophelia’s eyes lit up like a hawk’s. Shea looked at Ophelia and silently said, “It’s starting again.”
“We will have to continue the succession quickly to keep the peace.”
“That is correct.”
Shea cut him off, as if it was a familiar conversation.
“Then why don’t you get a concubine?”
“Please choose a candidate. If it’s a woman the Countess recommends, His Majesty might accept her this time.”
Shea laughed gaily as he spoke. Requests for the installation of side chambers were a common occurrence. Even though Leonard had told them that Shea was the only woman, there were still people who had not given up.
Would parents with daughters of marriageable age listen to the emperor Leonard? Since Shea was unable to have children, he hoped that they would be more sincere in becoming Leonard’s successors.
Listening to this conversation, Amy and Lila felt dark. They were as sorry as they were for the situation that Shea was going through.
Shea was the Empress, so she could not object. There was a stark difference between Leonard’s refusal to have a concubine and Shea’s refusal to have an empress who had yet to properly establish a successor.
If Shea did it, it would have been narrow-minded, and she could have ruined his trust in her as the barely established Empress in an instant.
“It’s only been three years since the Empress came to Aquila. Most importantly, the Emperor has nailed her to the wall that she cannot take a side room. Does the Countess intend to defy His Majesty’s orders?”
Lila looked at Opiria and spoke clearly.
Shea looked happily at Lyra, and smiled at Ophelia as well.
“I’m grateful that everyone is united in their concern for Your Majesty and me. We must have a child as soon as possible to dispel everyone’s worries.”
As Shea spoke cheerfully, the icy air melted like a spring stream. Soon a maid of honor approached and spoke to Shea.
“I see. You’ve got a nice visitor. Bring him quickly.”
The maid nodded her head and quickly returned with the boy. Shea smiled and got up.
Chris appeared, following the boy. Shea suddenly lifted Benjamin when he came to her.
Before she could see him, he had grown again, and his body became much heavier.
Amy shouted at her son, who was only two weeks old.
Chris smiled slyly as he watched Amy’s joy. It was as if the reason why he had deliberately kept Benjamin away from her, even though he had been in and out of the palace frequently, had just come to light.
Amy walked right up to Benjamin.
“Empress, how are you?”
Benjamin looked more like Chris than Amy, but his personality was exactly like Amy’s. Besides, when he saw Shea, he smiled even when he cried. He was so fond of her that he would come and hold her before Amy, whom he hadn’t seen in almost two weeks.
“How are you, Benjamin? I don’t know why I didn’t come to the palace more. I’ve missed you so much.”
Shea had never been fond of children, but Benjamin was different. Benjamin was cuter than he looked. If Chris’s personality had been like this, Shea might have become a true friend of Chris.
“Benjamin, did you come to the Imperial Palace to see your mother?”
Benjamin shook out his silver hair and nodded at Amy. Then he sneaked a look at Chris. Chris nodded as if to tell him to hurry up. Then Benjamin extended his hand toward Amy.
Amy seemed thrilled to know that Benjamin wanted to be held by him. In all the times she had been with Shea, she had never chosen Amy.
She didn’t know why, of all people, Benjamin had chosen Amy instead of Shea at this very moment.
“I’ve missed you, Mom.”
“You did? My son.”
Amy was so bothered by the fact that she had left Benjamin so lonely that she cried.
Shea squinted at Chris as she watched the mother and son reunion. All at once, she saw what kind of strategy Chris was going to deploy.
He had a temper, anyway. I think Amy said she’d be home today or tomorrow. ….
“Mother, shouldn’t you be coming home?
Properly, whoever made him so strict in practice that he said so, Benjamin asked Amy to kill him with a doll-like beautiful appearance. At times like this, he looked just like Chris.
Shea shuddered and Amy handed Benjamin to Chris.
Chris smiled very calmly and hugged Benjamin. At this moment, Chris said he thought he should have a second child.
This had confirmed for him that a child would be a good excuse to keep Amy around.
“I apologize, Empress.”
Amy asked Shea to talk, as if she had made up her mind. Shea gladly grabbed Amy’s arm and went for a walk.
Amy looked apologetic as she walked side by side with Shea. As soon as they were alone, Amy opened her mouth.
“Empress, I want to go home.”
Amy’s face darkened at Shea’s rejection. Shea chuckled.
“Did you think I’d force you to catch someone who wanted to go home, Amy?”
“What? Oh, not really, but… ….”
“You can go . Amy can go home as much as she wants.”
“But the embroidery isn’t done yet. …. ….”
“Don’t worry. I’ll make it work. Now, look at me.
Shea grabbed Amy by the shoulders and smiled. Shea’s laugh had many meanings, but now it was a smile that inspired Amy’s courage.
“I’m going to be busy soon, so I’ll be nosy. Originally, I wish Amy had found out on her own. …….”
“It means I was on my second prescription for a deleterious drug.”
Amy remained attentive to Shea’s unintelligible words until the end.
“Amy, sometimes you just have to say no to Chris.”
Amy’s mouth dropped open in what was an incredible realization. Suddenly, over the two weeks they had been together, Amy had told Shea one thing after another about her marriage.
When women get together, they tend to talk about their husbands and their children, and Amy was eager to talk about those two topics.
She immediately understood what Shea was saying when Shea suddenly said.
“Huh, but …….”
“What if I do that and Chris gets hurt?”
It was Chris’s feelings that Amy was always worried about. Amy loved Chris, too. She loved him so much that she wanted to do everything he asked of her.
But each time, the intense love stimulated Amy’s whole body and mind.
The love was so overflowing that she was happy, but at the same time, she experienced many times the feeling that her whole body might break if she continued.
“I don’t absolutely hate it. Just …….”
“Yeah. I don’t mind. I love this man. Still, on the days you can’t, you can say you can’t. Do you still think it’ll hurt?”
If she said no, but thought Chris would still leave her even if she pushed him away, then Amy really didn’t know Chris well enough yet.
Chris is the kind of man who plans to tie Amy down rather than hurt her. Scars, in fact, would burn more.
He’s the guy who finally has a way for Amy to get home, like today, and he takes her home and hides her.
Chris’s relentlessness was twinned with Leonard’s so relentless that it was mentally healthy to even suspect that he would leave Amy around.
“I think I’ll be more careful than I am with the scar. I’m good too. It’s just, it’s hard sometimes. I’ve had days like that. …….”
“Yeah. You just have to be honest about those things. You’re a man who listens when you tell him why.”
Shea said, moving a little closer to Amy and lowering his voice.
“Some days you can’t, some days you have to go first. That’s how it works.”
At Shea’s solution, Amy seemed to get a great revelation, just like in “Women’s Night” one day.
“I can make Chris happy. You’re the only one who deserves it. You’re the only one who can make him love you.”
It was as if Shea’s words had been imprinted on Amy. I knew that it wasn’t wrong to be passive, but that it was okay to change a little.
Amy knew that Chris would love her, even if she was expressing my will.
This is what Shea meant when he said that Amy had already changed. Amy was already receiving an outpouring of love, and her debt to Chris and self-esteem were not low.
So, she encouraged Shea to continue to be brave outside the egg so that she could crack it open and come out.
He told her that if she hatched the egg and came out, she would see a much bigger world: …….
“And so it is with me. You don’t have to listen to me unconditionally just because I’m talking to you. I really do think of you as a sister. What’s there not to say between sisters? You can go home if you want, and if you want to come home to me, you can go as far as you want. Amy, I’ll always have your back.”
Shea smiled and patted Amy’s thin shoulder lightly. Shea smiled and lightly patted Amy’s thin shoulder. The warmth shook off Amy’s sorry feelings of going home without being able to help her until the end.
“Thank you, Empress. I’ll go back to the house, or to my brother Chris.”
“As much as you want.”
Shea and Amy smiled broadly and returned to where Benjamin and Chris were.
Shea asked Benjamin a while later, “What kind of deal did you make with Chris?” Amy replied that he had given her permission to come to the Imperial Palace to see Shea whenever she wanted to come home.
In the past, when Benjamin went to the palace, Amy also had to go there, and Chris, who didn’t want to spend less time alone with Amy, restricted Benjamin’s access to the palace.
Shea thought that a rabid dog is still a rabid dog even after a long time. She hoped that one day Amy would make a vaccine to cure rabid dogs. However, Shea wondered if Amy even liked Chris the rabid dog in the first place.
Now the women’s troubles were over. Of course, new worries might pop up and torment them in the course of their lives, but in the end, they were still worried for the sake of their loved ones, so it was a cute worry, wasn’t it?
At that moment, the voices of the women in the garden grew louder. When Shea and Amy walked, Leonard was there.
As soon as Shea saw Leonard, she could not calm her running heart. She hadn’t seen Leonard in 20 days. She counted the number of days she had been away from Leonard and felt nervous just to face him like this.
The crush should have subsided once they were married, but strangely enough, seeing Leonard made the crush even greater. In particular, Leonard’s intense gaze, always fixed on Shea, caused the temperature in my body to soar.
She saw Leonard spread his arms. Shea immediately ran toward Leonard without thinking, and they hugged each other regardless of who was watching.
“Oh my God!”
“Oh my god.
The noblewomen rolled their eyes in surprise at Shea and Leonard’s fierce embrace and used their fans, while Yongye and the others lowered their gazes, their cheeks flushed red.
“Your Majesty, welcome home.”
“We missed you.”
Shea and Leonard, not even bothering to look at anyone, separated themselves and looked at each other. Shea’s face overflowed with radiance as she smiled beautifully, as if she were in full bloom, and Leonard, watching her, also had a very gentle smile.
Seeing Shea and Leonard gazing at each other wistfully, as if they had met after two months or two years of separation, it was only natural that the conversation about the side chambers began.
Shea came up behind Leonard in his golden uniform and wrapped the black cloak she had worked so hard to make around his shoulders.
Seeing how well it fit Leonard’s body, Shea smiled as if she thought so.
“Don’t worry, I’m not a fat pigeon like they say.”
Leonard said as he turned and stared at the embroidery of Aquila on his cloak.
“I think it is. It’s very cool.”
“I did my best, as you should have done. I can’t tell you how hard it was to finish it until today, the National Day. Please do your best from now on. Do you understand?
“Since you made it, it’s too precious to be reckless. I’ll take good care of it.”
“You can’t do that. A gift is to be used lavishly until it is useful, considering the sincerity of the person who gave it to you.”
Shea brushed the dust from Leonard’s shoulders and lightly brushed his handsome face with her fingertips.
“By the way, Your Majesty, your beauty still shines today. Is it because you’re my man?”
“Yes, it is. Jim’s been working hard to keep up with the Empress’s face . Also, since you say the only advantage of your luggage is its appearance, you have no choice but to be loved.”
Shea suddenly burst out laughing at Leonard’s plausibility. They both knew that the story about dressing up to make a good impression on Shea was a joke. Leonard would always be a nice guy even without dressing up.
“I don’t want to spend another day away from such a handsome man, Your Majesty.”
“You told me to go to the gym alone. I went to the gym because you wanted me to go with you, and I didn’t want to go on a hunger strike.”
Shea shook Leonard’s hand, smiling faintly. Seeing the corners of Leonard’s eyes fold softly in a smile, Shea opened his mouth again.
“As you know, there was a lot I had to do . Mr. Jay said he was going to propose, and he’s only spending time with you. Lila is worried that Jay is avoiding her. And what does Amy think is going on again? She’s always worried about something she can’t tell anyone and we had to fix it for her.”
“They’re not supposed to thank you for that. …. ….”
“Well, I’m sure they do Jay and Chris. They should all think they’re so great and got such a beautiful and good wife, right?”
“But you don’t seem like you want to be recognized for your balls.”
<<Let them live in abundance. Happily. And now that Amy and Lila know how I feel, it's okay. Amy and Lila are like sisters to me. It's a wonder. To see them care so much when there's not a drop of blood in their veins."
Unlike Shea, Leonard struggled for a moment to believe it, and then casually let out his 100% pure heart.
"Jim, I think I'm going to have to discipline Jay and Chris. Baggage can do that. For the crime of abusing the Empress of Baggage, I'm afraid: …. …."
Leonard sided with Shea unconditionally. It was as if he were saying, "It's possible for Shea to cook miso malt with red beans.
"Oh, I'm so, so unsure.
"Why people say my husband is on the side of others."
"Huh? How is that possible? Because the package is always on your side."
"That's right. We, Your Majesty, are not on the side of others, we are the ones who offend them. Because you are famous for being good to your own wife."
Leonard replaced the affirmation with silence. It brought a smile to Shea's eyes.
"I would say that Mr. Jay and Chris should be punished by His Majesty. But considering that Amy and Lyra are going to cry, I can't. I'm sorry to hear that."
"I see. They've made a good marriage."
Leonard and Shea had a friendly conversation. Then Leonard saw Shea's hand facing him. There was a lot of concern in Leonard's eyes as he stared down at her.
Shea, who immediately noticed Leonard's feelings, gently smiled at him.
"Did it work out for you to return to the wasteland?"
"Yes. It went well. Everyone I met was asking me how you were."
Shea fell naturally into Leonard's arms.
If what I've come back to do goes well, Your Majesty's concern will be exactly like mine.
"I'm no match for you. I'll always be found out."
Leonard was disappointed to find that Shea had noticed that he was troubled.
"After my tour in the wastelands, I wanted to see you, so I came back to Kuratori at once."
"The moment I spotted you in the crowd in the garden, I wanted to jump in and hug you."
But instead of coming at me, you stood in the distance and held out your arms.
"I wasn't sure. I didn't know if it was okay to approach the package."
Shea sat up and looked at Leonard. Fear still lurked in both of Leonard's eyes.
When I touch you, I see your past. I can clearly see the perspective of the past you think you have. Jim will see everything you don't allow him to."
Shea knew that Leonard was beyond his power. The biggest reason was that Shea might become afraid of Leonard and avoid him.
"I know you are concerned about Jim . The fact that you dare to mention the past that you can see when you touch it means that Jim can talk about it anytime he wants."
"That is correct, Your Majesty. His Majesty is not the kind of person who would ever mention it if I didn't."
"Aren't you afraid of sheer …… baggage?"
"Your Majesty, who is really afraid of the most certain way of looking at me in the world? So don't be afraid, Your Majesty. I'm on your side."
Shea looked at Leonard's face again and touched it lightly.
"We were about to lose each other. That's why our time together is so important to me. And I'd be happier if you understood everything about me. Then we won't misunderstand each other."
"The package will know you didn't agree to it."
"It's okay. I've given you my full permission. I'm sure you did, too."
Shea kept shouting at Leonard, "It's okay, you can come a little closer." Leonard turned a blind eye to Shea's support, and when he woke up again, there was no worry in Leonard's eyes.
"You've been busy again. You've got our baby in this belly, don't you?"
Leonard took a step forward, supported by Shea's support. Shea smiled and nodded. The only reason Shea hadn't gone with Leonard to inspect the wasteland was because she was pregnant with their first child.
During the tour of the wasteland, Leonard mainly used Amotio, which exhausted his strength considerably.
He deliberately said that Shea would not be with him because if Shea went with him, he could delay the tour schedule because she was in the early stages of pregnancy.
Leonard knew this and couldn't ask Shea to go with him.
"You've done far too much for Jim. You've done so much for Jim, even though your luggage didn't do anything for him. …. …."
"Instead of saying that, please touch me more. Please love me more."
"That's easy. It's for the baggage."
"It's for us. Every time you touch me, I know that I'm living here, because I can feel your warmth and know that this moment of happiness is not a dream."
Shea had been waiting for Leonard for a year and six months when he left, leaving only a note that he would come for her. After that, Leonard's body heat became Shea's resting place.
Shea and Leonard were hugging tightly when they heard a knock at the door.
"Your Majesty, the Emperor, the Empress. The preparations are complete."
Shea and Leonard nodded at the voice of the attendant coming from outside the door. Today was the day of the National Day. Shea and Leonard had to go in front of the people and perform the opening ceremony to announce the start of the National Day.
"Shall we start now?"
"All right .
Shea placed her hand on Leonard's arm. They opened the door to the terrace and stepped outside. There, the life that Shea and Leonard lived shone out in all its spaciousness .
A thunderous cheer erupted. That loud cheer was evidence of how happy the people were with the Emperor and Empress.
**It was cool even in the middle of summer.
The island, where unknown flowers were in bloom, was surrounded by strange rocks and stones similar to Aquila, and was cool even in the middle of summer.
The island was surrounded by strange rocks and stones similar to Aquila and was cool even in the middle of summer.
Shea stood in front of the grave of Jake and his wife, Susan.
She wiped the moss from the monumental stone, placed a bouquet of flowers next to it, and closed her eyes to mourn their deaths. Whenever she came here on vacation, she tended the cemetery herself.
When Shea and Leonard returned to this world, the first thing they did was to find the bodies of Jake and Haeyoung.
Then Shea saw Hae Young's grave, which was far away from Jake and Leonard's grave. Now, when she remembered Hae Young, she didn't feel anxious or uncomfortable like before. Jay said it was the same.
"Empress, are you here?"
Shea smiled faintly and turned around. Behind Benjamin stood the thirteen-year-old Benjamin. The older Benjamin got, the more he looked remarkably like Chris. Benjamin smiled shyly, and he was really beautiful.
There seemed to be a lot of people, both male and female, who wanted to share the future with him. Shea knew one girl who was the most enthusiastic among them.
"I wanted to help the Empress."
"Benjamin is very mature. But I'm done grooming him."
Shea complimented Benjamin and patted him lightly on the head. Benjamin was embarrassed by Shea's touch.
"I wish I'd been born a little earlier."
Shea was surprised, but quickly smiled.
"Then you would have chosen me instead of the Emperor? You know I'm very fond of the Empress, don't you?"
Benjamin had always been very fond of Sheer since he was a child, so such a confession might be a procedure that would pass. Shea looked at Benjamin and smiled benevolently.
"Benjamin, I am… …."
"Benjamin Greer". I'm thirty years too young to follow a package."
Shea chuckled as she saw Leonard standing behind her with his arms crossed. Leonard had had a lot of jealous people lately. One of the people he was most wary of was Benjamin.
But Your Majesty, I'm sure I can make the Empress happier.
"No, you definitely can't. Jim is better than you."
"Because the package is emperor."
For someone who had said he could give up the throne someday, he seemed very proud to be emperor now. It was just something that had happened to Shea. Benjamin was disheartened by the fact that he would never be emperor.
"You are not the one who discriminates against the Empress just because her male counterpart is not an emperor, are you?"
Shea replied quickly, and Leonard came to Shea's side, raising his hand to Shea's waist.
"Benjamin, I thought you said thirty years was early."
Benjamin's lips moved up and down, tears welling in his eyes.
"But I have something that can beat you!"
"Huh! What's that?"
"I'm much younger than you!"
Leonard's mouth dropped open involuntarily. Benjamin said it and quickly turned around and ran away from the two. Shea stifled a laugh and comforted Leonard's chest as if to console him.
"Your Majesty, you've been hit once."
Leonard shook his head and looked after Benjamin.
"Benjamin's going to look more and more like Chris the older he gets."
"That's true . If only Amy's personality was more like his. Still, he's Chris's son, so he has to be just like his dad.
"Jim's going to work even harder on his appearance now, so… Despite Benjamin's temptations, you have to be firm."
Shea smiled at Leonard.
"Never underestimate a man. Younger or older, all men are the same."
"I understand. By the way, Your Majesty, where are Irene and Ace?"
Leonard sighed as Shea looked for my daughter and son.
"There's another reason Benjamin doesn't like you."
"Why? My precious Jim's daughter only likes Benjamin."
Shea couldn't help but laugh out loud in the end. Irene's style was to focus on who she looked like and once she was hooked. Both in appearance and personality, Shea resembled Leonard.
"Your Majesty, it's good to have someone you like. I've always wished I could meet you sooner."
"So is Jim. Eileen is too young. Maybe when she's older, she can start her first love."
At that moment, Lila and Jay came to Shea and Leonard. In his chest was Adele, the daughter he had given birth to a year ago. Adele in Jay's arms looked just like Jay.
Jay and Lila already had three children, including Adele.
Jay nodded at Shea's question, his own daughter's gaze fixed . Jay was very happy for his daughter because Adele had given birth to two sons. Shea couldn't hide her happiness as she looked at Jay like that.
There was a time when she and Jay lived alone. There was a time when he lived alone with Jay, thinking that the second was the only family he had. ………. There was nothing to laugh about, so the siblings had to force themselves to smile.
Now they have a family of their own. They were so happy now that they didn't have to ask if they were happy. They laughed so often that they did not have to force themselves to laugh.
"I'll give you a big hug too."
"No. I'm afraid my daughter will end up like you."
When Jay shook his head and refused to give Shea Adele, Lila poked him in the side of the head. Eventually, Jay stopped his mischief and gave the Adele to Shea.
“By all accounts, she looks like your brother.”
Shea stretched her neck to Jay’s horse . Then Adele opened her eyes and looked into those strange purple eyes.
“Oh, you’re beautiful.”
Adele smiled with the innocence of a child, knowing that she was being complimented. Everyone laughed after Adele, fascinated by her smile.
Chris and Amy had just returned to the island after buying a lot of food in Kirken.
“You’ve been out. We need to get ready to eat.”
As soon as Amy spoke, Jay, Leonard and Chris started to move. When they got here, the men did the cooking and cleaning first, and the women took care of the kids.
Well, they were supposed to take care of the children, but actually Benjamin and Irene came out and took care of their sisters, so there was nothing for the women to do.
“Really, I think the girls are exemplary.”
Shea nodded and looked at Lila and Amy.
“Amy, Benjamin just confessed to me.
“Oh, really? Did you do it after all? Lately, Benjamin has been learning to dance and reading poetry to look better for the Empress.”
Amy was also busy laughing, as if she already knew Benjamin’s pure heart.
“Benjamin’s eyes seem to be too high. Princess Irene will have a hard time.”
Shea nodded when Lila expressed her concern for Irene.
“I wish Irene looked like me. Still, if she looked like you, she’d be very persistent. I’m sure she’ll do fine.”
Shea nodded and looked at the children playing by the water. A smile appeared on her face as she watched the children laughing and the men preparing the coals.
“We’re going to live here later.”
“We’re going to live here too.”
Lyra replied to Shea’s words. Jake gave Lila the family name of Kirken and gave Leonard the Wise Forest, an island surrounded by strange rocks and stones, with a few Sirens here and there.
It was as if someone had foreseen in advance how Shea and Leonard wanted to spend their old age.
“So you’re our neighbors.”
“So are we.”
She wanted to be included, just as Amy wanted to be included to the end. The three women were now inseparable.
There was no secret they couldn’t share, no story they couldn’t tell each other. They were so close that it would have been even harder to live apart, so naturally it would have been better for Shea if Amy had come with them.
“As many as you want.”
Shea replied with a laugh, then looked at Chris. As Chris tried to reduce the wood to ashes with a bolt of lightning, Jay gently pushed him to the side and showed him how to light the wood again from the beginning.
Leonard then tended to the materials and cleaned up.
Status, occupation, and wealth were not important here. That was really good. Once they left the island, things went back to the way they were when they left, but here, everyone was equal.
“Hey, Lyra. “Do you remember the time we used to spend sitting in front of the fire in the Forest of Truth?”
Lyra nodded lightly at Shea’s question . Amy wasn’t there at the time, but she had heard the story many times since, and pretended as if she had been there.
At the time I thought ordinary happiness would never come to us. But it was really close. Isn’t that right?”
Lyra nodded her agreement with Shea. The perfect moment was passing again. She had always believed that there was no more perfect time because once it passed, the moment would never come back.
But as I lived, the perfect moment came again.
Since she began to live emotionally, she has gained people. With the people she loved by her side, she was able to laugh as much as she wanted because she had memories to share.
Shea was estranged. May you be with them again as much time goes by, may this ordinary happiness always be with you. …….