It’s been more than two weeks since Sei left and Davi never heard anything from him. It’s as if he just disappeared into existence, leaving no trace at all. Every time he leaves, Davi always felt like there’s something that’s inexplicably strange. Davi has been wondering why it felt that way but to her dismay, she couldn’t find an answer. All she knew was that the feeling was undeniably mysterious. She felt as though he’s not just leaving to go somewhere faraway, it almost felt like his existence also seemed to vanished as if he was just... a dream.
"Don’t you miss the young master?" Mr. Kazuki asked while the two of them were watering the plants together.
Upon hearing him, Davi smiled. "I do."
This has been the longest time she didn’t see him and she didn’t expect that she’ll going to miss him like this. She realized she strangely needed Sei’s presence more than she thought.
"The young master’s occasional disappearance is really inevitable. Is this alright with you?"
Davi went silent for a while then she faced towards the old man. "Hmm... I think I’m fine with it, and I’m aware he has lots of things to do. But this is the first time I haven’t seen him this long... I just realized I’m actually missing him more as days goes by. Haha."
Her cute awkward smile and her sincere words never ceased to warm the old man’s heart. He has been sighing and feeling distant to the world all this time, but now, a certain young lady appeared and it’s as if the sun finally rose in the horizon.
"I’m sure, the young master has been missing you more, young miss."
"Haha. You think so?"
"Why? You think this old man is lying?"
"Hmm... Sorry gramps but I’m not really convinced." Davi chuckled mischievously for a moment then continued seriously; "When it comes to Sei... how should I put it... well, he’s unreadable. He’s like a book I can’t even begin to read because it was locked with series of bloody tough chains."
"Are you frustrated?"
"Frustrated, huh... I think not to that extent. But I admit my curiosity has been growing larger lately, I’m afraid it might burst out some time soon. Haha. I hope I can hold still, wait..." Davi paused as she put her one hand in her hip then faced the old man again as if she’s a teenage spoiled brat who’s about to demand something outrageous from her grandfather. "Gramps, I think it’s time for you to talk. You promised to tell me something about Sei if I cook for you the whole week remember?"
"Haha. So in the end you won’t even go easy on this old man, huh."
"Okay, okay. This old man will now talk."
While the two were sitting in the garden’s gazebo, Davi looks so incredibly excited.
"So? What do you want to know about him? Do you want to know why he covers his face?" the old man asked and Davi’s eyes twinkled immediately as though she just saw a golden box containing the world’s most mysterious secret. However, in a blink of an eye the stars in her eyes suddenly vanished the moment she realized that the golden box in front of her was surely Pandora’s box, something deadly forbidden.
Seeing her expression, the old man laughed. "Haha. Are you that scared of him?"
In response, Davi shook her head right away. "I admit I am but it’s not really about fear. I don’t want to do anything that would anger him and... I will never purposely break my promise." She said looking stern and resolute even though disappointment flashed across her beautiful eyes for a moment.
"Are you saying that it’s totally fine with you even if you will never know anything about him forever?"
Upon hearing the old man’s words, Davi shook her head like a rattle. "No, I’m never fine with it. But, I’m not rushing. One day, I believe he himself will tell me everything."
"What if that day will never come?"
Davi’s eyes narrowed then a silly evil smirk carved in her face as she speaks. "I will force it out his mouth."
"Hahaha. That’s the young miss for you. I wonder how will you do that. This old man definitely wanted to witness it with his own two eyes."
"Well, that’s a secret gramps. I will definitely make him say it."
Davi’s eyes suddenly burned with determination and enormous fighting spirit. Causing the old man to smile with all his heart’s content. He was sure that no one in this world can be more suited as Sei’s wife than this lady in front of him.
"That’s the spirit young miss." The old man looked like he was rooting for her, beaming with happiness and satisfaction. "And because of that I want to give you a reward. I can answer as many questions as I can as long as it’s not about his identity, how about it?"