Bluebird Lady and The White Lion Family - Chapter 3
My father, the eagle, was in the office of the state.
‘What, are you asking me to come with you?
While Sophina² was groaning, Khan wiggled her right foot to call out a nearby assistant.
-‘Go to the garden to play.’
Khan, who firmly instructed the assistant, sat Sophina on the assistant’s head.
Sophina quietly put her butt on top of the fluffy assistant lion’s fur and sat down.
Sophina blinked her chestnut colored eyes, wondering how this was going to work.
Khan, who smiled faintly at the sight of a small blue bird, kicked the door with her left foot.
The sturdy wooden door was torn apart like a piece of paper.
The beak of the blue bird opened itself seeing the formidable power of Khan.
Inside the office, I could see my father, who was tied up with ropes and held captive in the office.
It seemed that my prospective mother-in-law was trying to have a friendly meeting with my father.
Strictly speaking, it would be a bloody negotiation with a bloody woman.
‘I don’t see any blood.’
Of course, it was a welcome for my father, who was worse than others to be educated.
Sophina only waved her wings softly with a heart of support.
As the assistant lion slowly headed to the garden, he could no longer watch the situation, but the conversation between the two was obvious.
‘According to the family register, father would definitely sell Sophina.’
‘Let’s get married!’
The reality was in the gutter anyway.
In the meantime, I couldn’t even escape from the original. The eagles have the ability to track.
The troubling ability to track down the exact location of an object to be pursued with just a single feather.
Even if I ran away, I would have been caught again.
‘Didn’t I get scolded a month ago for trying to escape while pretending to be running an errand?’
‘I don’t know why they’re trying to track down a kid like me.”
The Eagle family seemed to want to keep Sophina tied to them while beating her.
‘Well, there’s no place to throw myself in.’
The only bluebird in the book was Sophina.
‘And what prophecy made the bluebird become a bad omen among the birds?’
There was no one to welcome the bluebird.
It was better to be the male lead’s wife like in the original story.
It’s a legal way to escape from the eagles, and I also know the future.
The death of Sophina.
It was the ending that happened because the original Sophina was obsessed with her husband, the male lead.
More precisely, the reason was that the female lead almost got hurt because of Sophina.
It was also because Sophina was incompetent and she was hated by the lions around her.
‘I know the ending, so wouldn’t it be enough just to avoid it?’
‘I’m a true shapeshifter!’
Unlike the original, Sophina was confident of grazing¹ the male lead hard.
I would never give crickets or worms to him.
‘Jealousy? evil deeds? I’d rather get more sleep at that time.’
I had no intention of devoting all my energy to such unproductive work.
Bring on the original and I’m going to sleep!
I planned to keep my distance and divorce him neatly.
If I show my ability to lions who value their ability, I won’t be persecuted like the original.
Even if someone bothered my sleep, I was prepared to sit down for a while and get up.
‘I’m going to live well.’
The wings of Sophina curled up fiercely as if they were clenching the fists.
By the time Sophina was in the midst of her happiness, Khan was doing business.
The Lord of eagles, who was kneeling in front of Khan Chedwick³, barely opened his mouth.
“Well, I apologize for the rude remarks I made at the last meeting. That’s why I… May I make a suggestion?”
Khan nodded sarcastically, grinding her sharp, protruding claws against the floor.
The rattling sound of marble scratching echoed through the room.
At that cold attitude, the eagle hurriedly brought out the main point.
“If you save me, I’ll send you a certain amount of tribute every year. Right and-!”
After swallowing his dry saliva for a moment, he added in a hoarse voice.
“I’ll give you my precious daughter, gold and jade.”
Of course it was a lie.
Who’s the daughter you raised dearly?
He was going to send his son, who was a troublemaker.
It’s the bluebird, Sophina.
Because there was no way that weak bluebird could survive in the territory of the lions whose motto was to ‘be strong-willed’.
If Sophina dies, they’ll be able to make up for today’s humiliation by accusing the lions.
‘Because of the prophecy, they only took me with them just in case, but at this point, they think it would be better to just hand me out.’
Eagles couldn’t send their precious children to the lands of the lions.
And this was the best option.
The eagle head clapped his hands inwardly at his own ploy.
Khan’s eyes twinkled at his appearance.
She asked as she looked more interested in him than before.
-‘Are you suggesting we form a marriage alliance?’
Marriages for the sake of harmony between races were rare, but occasional.
The eagle head rubbed his hands in a sarcastic manner and replied.
“Yes, yes. It is.”
Recognizing the signs of agony, he persuaded the lion with a big smile like a crook.
“The Eagle family was the head of the Bird Union. If you form an alliance with us, we would open the Riemann Canal, which leads to the land blessed by God.”
It was certainly a good offer for the lions.
‘We’ll be able to achieve our goal without losing any troops.’
Wasn’t they actually attacking here aiming for the Riemann Canal?
Khan nodded slowly.
Then the Eagle head spoke quickly.
“I’m going to ask other factions in the union to pay tribute every year. So-”
Khan cut off his story and nailed it.
-‘Do it with her.’
“What are you talking about…?”
As the eagle head asked the question, Khan remembered the bluebird.
‘I could definitely feel a familiar energy from the mark on the bluebird’s wing. The smell of my first son.’
A reverberation faint enough that even her developed sense of smell would recognize it too late.
She got interested.
He was still covered in bluebird feathers when her son, who had been missing for several months, returned three years ago.
It meant that the bluebird had some kind of relationship with my child.
It’s also pretty close.
Because the pattern was only created when a contract was signed with the second heart, Thanato, which was like life to beasts.
If we’re going to form a marriage alliance, it would be better to choose the one that seems to have a relationship with my son.
And there was one more thing that bothered me.
‘The Bluebird in the Prophecy.’
If that’s the right kid…
I’ll keep it by my side and watch.
She answered in a cynical way, after grasping the deepening thoughts.
-‘My son’s bride you mentioned.’
‘Where did the lion head meet the bluebird? Did it stand out stupid?’
The eagle head was puzzled, but only for a moment.
I was thinking of selling it anyway, but the lion head wanted to take it away first. What a piece of cake?
At an unexpected gain, the eagle nodded in succession.
“Yes, yes. Of course.”
-‘The tribute is 10 million kalia per year.’
“What? That’s too…”
The eagle’s head was in trouble with a huge amount equivalent to the family’s budget for five years.
-‘You mean you don’t like it?’
The tip of the lion’s jaw trembled finely with a roar, a ferocious cry.
Khan threatened him with a deep, sinking low voice like the Grim Reaper.
-‘If you want this place to be your grave, I’ll gladly kill you.’
“I, I’ll try…”
The lion’s golden eyes gleamed in a sarcastic manner.
The eagle, who received that look in front of him, trembled and hit his forehead on the floor.
“I’m sorry, please. Uh, I’ll give it to you as much as you want.”
The Eagle head first thought, apologizing first as not to upset Khan.
The location of the secret vault that hid the real documents wasn’t discovered yet, so I think it would be fine.
Wasn’t it the eagles who were originally hired by trading the land they had stolen from other beasts?
Khan’s voice seemed to soften slightly.
She was relieved to think that the arrangements with the eagle was done now.
“Yes, yes, of course… ugh!”
It was then.
Khan clicked her tongue and swung his front heavy foot.
Bang-, a dull sound echoed through the office like thunder.
The eagle head spattered blood and flew to the wall.
He wasn’t dead.
He suffered only terribly fatal wounds.
An unusual golden aura stood on Khan’s front paws, which had struck the Eagle Head.
It was proof that she used the unique ability of a lion, a powerful type.
Khan wiped his front paws with the towel her subordinate had handed, and glared at the eagle head.
-‘But you, you smell bad.’
I didn’t like him when he looked around as if he had another dream.
‘Then it’s easier to deal with.’
There were a lot of puppets to sit in their place instead of the eagle head anyway.
Khan nodded indifferently.
A man who was humanized buried a pad on the feet of the eagle head who fainted with a shrewd look.
Then, she stamped her foot on the contract that had been written in a hurry.
It was a really quick job.
After that, Khan dropped a few more orders and ended the situation in a simple manner.
Then she went into an empty room and humanized.
There’s no need to use force now, is there?
Dressed in a black suit with a tight fit, she snapped open the door.
Also, the sound of Khan’s black shoes echoed in the air of the horribly quiet hallway.
‘Are you playing well?’
Khan walked straight to the garden.
There she was, Sophina, wrestling with her assistant.
“Twi- , twit, twit!”
Sophina in her bluebird form flew with left foot kick towards the bottom of the lion foot.
The foot had a mark that followed the shape of the bird’s paws.
The assistant lion let out a gentle roar.
It was an echo of the grandfather lion’s agony as if he was playing with his innocent granddaughter.
Sophina, who was exhausted from sweating profusely, also cried weakly.
The assistant lion plopped down next to Sophina, who seemed to have also lost strength.
She also crept up on the assistant and drooped.
‘It’s hard to play with a lion.’
Mumbling inward, Sophina kicked into the air.
Then, she found a blonde woman.
She was a middle-aged woman with a glamorous and elegant atmosphere.
‘Why are you so used to it?’
The beautiful lady strode forward.
The assistant, who found her, pulled it’s head up abruptly and took a submissive stance.
The woman, unimpressed by the greeting, looked down at Sophina on a blunt daytime without a change of facial expression.
She touched her lips and spoke in a gentle voice.