A few days passed after my parents eroded the world with their love field.
In addition to Claire's birthday, there's one more birthday in the 9th Month.
That's is, of course, the birthday of our Oniisama, Theodore La Christophe.
On the very day last year, we made paper rings and flowers for his party, but I did not think that paper was valuable at that time, so I didn't think about it, but I feel different now.
Naturally, I have raised the question whether the paper is something that can be normally used for decorations.
「Umu. Your question is reasonable. People who use paper in such way are fundamentally only wealthy people in high positions. Even children can easily make decorations out of it, and it looks good. Still, it's used only for special festivals. Your house is one of those in a high position. Aren't you happy? It's better to have money. It allows research」
[Haa, the paper is precious, after all. It seems wasteful......]
「Ehh, I think it's fine~ The flowers Lily makes are amazingly beautiful~!」
[I mean, paper has no magical power so I can't see it]
The place Kuti is pointing at is probably the place where the flowers I made are. But, unfortunately, the paper flowers have no magical power, so I can't really tell.
「Umm, you see~ they are like this!」
[Oh~! As expected of Kuti. So they look like that, I see. I don't understand well just by touching, you see]
「Ehehe~ They are flowers Lily has made after all~ They are naturally the prettiest in the whole world~」
「I think they came up quite well, considering they are made with short and difficult to use toddler's fingers. Moreover, you don't see. That means you made this just with the feel of your fingers. They are quite the thing」
[Certainly, they are made just by the feeling of touch, but they are quite easy to made once you get used to it!]
「As expected of my Lily! Look, look, this flower would surely look lovely in Lily's hair!」
Kuti handed me the paper flower, but it should look as the flower moved on its own to other people.
But, Obaasama and Ellie have no reaction.
Ena and Claire are decorating the room with the completed rings.
[Sani sensei. Why doesn't anyone find the flower Kuti moved strange? Because other people don't see Kuti, it should look to them as if the flower moved on its own, though]
「Ahh, about that? It's simple. Kuti is using sorcery that obstructs recognition and makes the memories unclear in a limited scope. Therefore, even if this fellow moves things without permission, it will get obstructed by her limited scope, making people not paying attention to it. Of course, it also has a few flaws. Recognition obstruction itself functions only in the range where consciousness is not directed, even if it makes memories unclear, it does not alter the memory itself. In other words――」
Because Sani sensei's lesson has begun, I decided to resume making paper flowers.
Sani sensei's lesson about the sorcery Kuti uses is too difficult, so I don't quite understand. It's even harder to comprehend without Kuti's illustrations.
That very Kuti is rolling around in agony after putting a flower in my hair.
Since it can't be helped, I only listen to Sani sensei's lesson. Still, it's tough to understand
Of course, it takes time, so I will remember her talk and then apply what I learned in the class later and deepen my understanding.
In other words, I'm shelving it. The items on the shelf already exceed one hundred.
The number of Kuti's sorcery is comparable to the number of existing sorcery. Although she created various sorceries from practical things to things without use, all of them are masterpieces based on advanced knowledge.
This year, Theo's birthday party is a modest one only for his family.
But, Theo this year was greatly different from last year.
That's because I have been on his lap all the time.
An extraordinary smile I have not seen him make before and a faint release of magical power. His magical power slightly resembles Claire's gentle and warm magical power, but the individual difference is so large it doesn't look alike.
Looking at the general classification and the resemblance in detail, it feels completely different.
Well, it appears that only I who can strengthen my vision with compressed magical power can see the difference, though......
Listening to Sani sensei and Kuti, they don't seem to understand the difference.
Not mentioning my family who can't even feel it, much less see it.
「Fufu...... today's Theo-chan is the same as Claire~」
「Theo's happy feelings are leaking around, it very warm!」
「Ehehe~ That's because I can monopolize Lily today! There's no way I wouldn't be this happy!」
That's right, today, since the start of this birthday party, I have been monopolized in Oniisama's arms who is exploding in happiness.
I'm on his lap all the time, he's glued to me with no signs of releasing me.
By some mysterious agreement, I'm to be monopolized by Theo with my own will set aside.
Well, it's Theo's birthday today, I can allow such selfishness. I don't really care if I'm monopolized or not.
I trust Theo, and above all, he's my Oniisama. There's no problem.
Well, my thoughts are irrelevant to the other members of my family, though.
Grrr~ Kuti is chewing on a handkerchief she drew with magical power and a magical power of jealousy swirls in Ellie's eyes.
Sani sensei is analyzing the magical power Theo's releasing at her usual my pace.
「Lily, you are only my Lily for today, you know~ ei, ei」
「Fufu...... Theo-chan looks so happy, doesn't he? You must normally be enduring variously because you are Oniichan, don't you? Let's have him do as he pleases for today」
「Yes...... Oniisama is doing his best every day. Just for today...... just today...... today......」
Ellie whose words gradually become weaker. Something extremely terrible has started oozing out from her body, I'm scared.
It's my first time seeing such Ellie......
Because I'm scared, let's change my consciousness to Theo who is squishing my cheeks.
My body starts trembling when I look......
The decoration of the baby room was done differently than the last year. It was done without minding that Theo was in the room and not much later after the decoration was complete, food was carried in.
I got quite used to eating in the dining room, so it feels slightly nostalgic.
「Lily, I will be helping you to eat today, okay~ Here, aah」
「Is it delicious? Let's go with this one next~ here, aah」
「Ahh~ Lily is adorable even during a meal...... here, I will give you my share too!」
「Theo-chan, Lily-chan has a meal prepared specially for her, you can't give her your own share」
「I, is that so...... yes, I understand Obaasama」
「Serves you right~!」
Theo is helping me eat instead of Ena, but instead of having my spoon or fork guided, as usual, it's the aah, chomp routine.
Well, something like this is not a big deal anymore, but the lines of the pretty little lady who enters in between are scary.
Her magical power is swaying like flames, I can clearly understand her emotions.
Since she's usually using me to her satisfaction, she's in the background today. She must feel that enraged.
[Kuti...... today is Theo's birthday, so calm down please?]
「Impossible! It's impossible! I mean, Lily is mine, okay! And yet, why this! Whyyy~!!」
「Fumu. Shut up now」
While growling grrr~ and chewing on the handkerchief she made, the magical power in her eyes――probably tears of blood――is pouring out. As expected, Sani sensei found that intolerable and forcefully made her faint.
Something enveloped in a mosaic crashed on the crown of her head, her eyes gave off sparks and Dreadfulface-san instantly collapsed.
The mosaic is most likely Kuti created concealment sorcery. It's the same thing Sani sensei used when I met her for the first time.
That is probably the sorcery that is my current objective.
It was sorcery so strong it made Kuti faint in an instant, but it was done so quietly that no one in the surroundings noticed.
Although it's still not enough, I can understand because of the knowledge about sorcery I have gained.
That concealment sorcery is not ordinary.
Will I be really able to use that sorcery? The top of the wall that should have been visible has become so high it became hazy.
「Lily? Are you full?」
「Ara, ara, she has not eaten a lot yet? Is Lily-chan not feeling well, I wonder?」
「Ah, here. Is it delicious?」
「Fufu...... you seem to be all right, but don't overdo it if you are not feeling well, okay?」
Oops, my bad. I was startled by the height of the wall that I caused others to worry.
It's Theo's birthday today. I must not let him worry.
I understand it will take time.
I should still have time. Anyhow, I'm not even two years old yet.
I reach it no matter how many years it takes.
That which is beyond that wall.