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The Melancholy of the Demon Lord Sai.: The Garden

by AzureEdge

AzureEdge This is the 3rd chapter of the Melancholy of the Demon lord Sai, and before you read any of this, I suggest you read the earlier chapters for clarification! Enjoy!~ #summercamp15
Chapter 3- The Garden.

Sai was looking at an old photo album from 7 years ago, and was looking at his daughter, Sara with a smile on his face. He took out his favorite photo, the first photo they all took together, and held it tightly. As a father, he’d never let Sara go. Ever.

Sai now had dark bags under his eyes, and looked meeker than before. Sai thought to himself, had it really been 7 years since he came to this castle? 7 years away from that kingdom? When Sai thought of that, he got sick to his stomach. Once you think about it, how was everyone doing back in the kingdom anyway? He wasn’t going to go back right now, especially since Sara was too young to be left alone. Sai wrote in that note that he’d be gone for a couple months, or years, depending how he felt like it, and told them to not do anything big politically, and right now, he wasn’t even sure that they’d obey. Sai sighed. Whatever, they’ll find me anyway, but it’s kind of fun playing this game anyways.

Sai quickly wore a white collared shirt, royal blue blazer, black dress-pants, and to top it all off, a silk black tie. As soon as he’d changed, there was a knock on the door. He smiled brightly, as usual when she was around.

The light of his world was knocking on his door, the little five year old princess named Sara. “Hey Daddy, can I come in to your room?”

“Sure thing, sweetheart.” The little 4’7 burgundy tutu-princess quickly opened the door, and happily sat on her dad’s lap.

“Hey Daddy, I want to ask you a question. It’s a very huge question, so I don’t know how you’ll answer.”

Sai started looping Sara’s hair, as that’s what she always liked. There was no question, positively none at all that he couldn’t answer. “What is it, my dear Sara?”

“I went to the garden today, and well, I found a couple of stones in the garden. Cecil told me to not touch them, but well, I brought one here. Is that a grave?”

Sai took a gasp, and wiped the sweat from his face. He’d expected this question sooner or later, but not now. He’d thought of what he was going to say for hours and hours, but his planning was to no avail. “Yes.”

Sara smiled. “So, I was right! Whose grave is it? Was it Cecil’s wife?” She left Sai’s lap, and went into a chair adjacent from the bed, knowing fully that was probably the answer.

Sai had sweat all over his face, and couldn’t dare chuckle at a time like this.“Your mother’s.”

Sara’s face turned pale-white, and held the rock even tighter than before. “She’s dead!? I’d always thought that you divorced her.”

Sai mumbled something in the quietest tone he could, hoping that she couldn’t hear.“I’m-m not your real father.”

Sara gave him a glare that he would never forget. “What! So, I’m not a real noble?”

Sai shivered, and couldn’t stare at her, and looked at the window instead. “I thought Cecil explained all of this to you.

Sara shouted, “That old goat didn’t teach me anything about this!”

Sai yelled. “Cecil!”

Cecil ran to Sai’s room in a hurry, and carried the bronze pot that he was washing in the kitchen. “Yes, Milord?”

Sai yelled at Cecil, with mass amounts of anger in his voice. “I thought you told her!”

He’s seen his lord angry, but never this angry. “I thought she knew!”

Sai gave him a glare, “She doesn’t seem to know.”

Cecil whined, “That isn’t my fault that she doesn’t know!”

Sai shouted, “It is your fault!”

“Stop it!” Cecil and Sai stopped bickering at each other, and started staring at Sara. “No matter what happens, this is still my home. And you dad, are still my father, real or not.”

Sai smiled, picked her up, and gave her a big hug. He was too weak to stop his tears from flowing, as silent tears began to flow from his cheeks.

Sara smiled, as her father put her down. ”But can I hear the story about how you found me?”

Sai wiped the tears from his face. “I’ll tell you, but first, let’s take a walk to town first.” He then gave her a bow and held his arm out for a run through town.”

Once they were halfway to town, Sara said. “Can’t we can just take the horses you bought the other day?”

Sai shook his head. “I want a walk, just with the two of us.”

Sara smiled. “Alright then.”

“The reason is that we’re walking is that, you seem like you’re getting a bit fat, and I wanted to treat you to a treat. If you get tired half way, I’ll carry you, if you want.”

Sara smiled, “I want you to carry me, then.” Sai picked her up and put her on his right shoulder.

“So, I guess I should explain myself. I’m a noble, from a far-off land, and this is one of my castles. This is my father’s vacation castle, and after he died, I wanted to see it. He abandoned the castle a few years earlier, but in his will, he told me that I should go back here. And so I did. And then, in front of the castle was a decayed woman, and you, of all things! I was so surprised, and took you in.”

“So, are you going to get a wife in the future? You need someone to pass that castle to.”

“When I die, I’m going to pass that castle, with everything in it to you.”

“Even Cecil?”

“Even Cecil, well if that old goat is still running, yea.”

“But isn’t he around your age?”

Sai told a lie that was partially true, so he didn’t feel as guilty as before. “Oh dear, no. That man is old beyond wits. He’s what, 49 now?”

“Impossible. And you’re 28, right?” Sai nodded, although she’ll soon find out that we haven’t gotten old in the future.

Sara laughed. “You should get a wife.”

“Why would I have a wife, when I have a woman to run the house?” Sara and Sai chuckled, and got off of that grim topic. They finally made it to town, where it was the usual glaring crowd of teenagers. Sai took Sara off of his shoulder, and they walked to a merchant who was selling ice cream at the time.

“May we have two blue-raspberry ice creams, please?” The man had a little glare competition with Sai, as he was indeed a double black, and proceeded to make the ice cream. Once he was done, he quickly handed them their ice cream, and said “Five gold.”

Sai handed the gold, and put Sara on his shoulder, and together, they started walking back to town. Sara was wondering, why blue raspberry? Usually when they go get ice-cream, it’s either the flavor I want, to try or vanilla. The trip back to the castle was a short one with Sai walking fast, as he gulped down his ice cream, so nothing was holding him back from going full-speed. Sara finished her ice cream, and with sticky hands, went back to the castle.

“Hey dad, are you going to drop me in my room?”

“Nope! We’re going to the garden together.”And then it all made sense. That blue raspberry ice-cream was the same color of the flowers in the garden!

The gale wind started blowing, and Sai stared at the flowers. “Although you don’t have your mother, you have a happy family, and that’s what we need at times in this cruel world. As your father, I will protect you until I die.” Sara smiled, and gave him a hug, and then as quick as the hug began, she let go.

Sai smiled, and continued what he was saying. “You see those sapphire flowers? I planted each one of them, and each one of them is special to us. They’re called Saphir flowers, the color of a sapphire. Smell them, and they smell like blue raspberry. But there’s another special thing with these flowers. If you sing your heart out, you’ll find true love. I love you as my daughter.”

Sara blushed. “I want to sing a song!”

Sai smiled. “Well, you’d have to sing your heart out.”

“I’m still going to call you dad no matter what, okay?”

“Thanks sweetie.” He went down to Sara’s level, and gave her a hug that should have lasted forever.
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  1. Kimaka
    I really like the story. :D:) :3
    Jul 20, 2015
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