The Tyrant’s Guardian is an Evil Witch - chapter 15
Her gaze was piercing.
“He’s an energetic animal, so you’ll need to walk him often. If you don’t, he’ll chew on your furniture.”
“Yes, I will. I don’t think he’s an ordinary puppy, either. He’s small but really strong, and I’ve never seen a dog with golden eyes. This dog must be special.”
Clette wanted to say that Snow wasn’t a dog; he wasn’t even a puppy. He was a demon.
Tita hugged Snow’s body tightly. “An angel must have given Snow to me,” he said.
“What…What did you say! Angels? That’s nonsense. Angels have much more important things to do than giving lonely children dogs.” Clette groaned. How could Tita compare Clette to an angel, when in reality, she was an ill-tempered, silver-haired witch?
“Yes? Oh yes, that’s right, an angel must have given him to you….”
Edmund’s voice trembled slightly. He was embarrassed by Tita’s descriptions of Clette.
“To be honest, I feel quite lonely here. How did the angel know that and send Snow to me? You know, at first, I wanted to name him Angel.”
Tita didn’t recognize the heavy atmosphere around him. As Clette heared Tita’s enthusiastic remarks, her face flushed red as a beet. Clette glanced at Edmund, who was trying his best not to laugh. She could see his shoulders shaking. For a moment, Clette was grateful that Tita had named the Canis Snow. (Canis was the name of the demon species.) If he’d named it Angel, Edmund would have teased her until the day he died.
“Actually, I just remembered I left something in my office. Tita, you should take your dog for a walk now.”
Edmund could barely restrain his laughter, so Clette stepped on his foot. He choked and stopped laughing.
“We’ll take our leave now.”
Before Tita could answer, Clette quickly walked past him, followed by the limping Edmund beside her.
“Hey, my lady. Are you planning to go to heaven without my knowledge now? Switching careers from a witch to an angel. Do you really think the gods would allow you to do that? ”
“Stop it. I don’t want to hear it.”
“Yeah, yeah, whatever you say. But my lady, does Tita know the dog’s a demon?”
“Let’s keep it a secret for as long as we can. Its species is known for being loyal, so even if it’s on the brink of death, it won’t hurt its master.”
Even though they lived in a fantasy world, magic was still unusual to most of the people who lived here. Many of them died without ever seeing any. Since she’d come from an ordinary world without magic, Clette could understand how overwhelming magic could be, especially for a child like Tita. She knew how hard it was for him to get used to this place.
“As for the Canis, we’ll need to tame it properly so that we won’t need to worry about it.”
Edmund didn’t look convinced, but he eventually agreed with Clette’s words. She looked back at Tita, who was playing joyfully with Snow. He looked so happy that she was almost pleased.
Several days later, the chief of the Kata tribe arrived at Clette’s mansion to ask for help to cure his sick daughter. The child was not in critical condition, but needed attentive care, so Clette ordered Edmund to bring the herbs and potions she made for the girl.
By foot, the journey between the ice castle and the Kata tribe’s village would take two and a half days; but since Clette could use teleportation spells, they could travel there in a flash.
“Are you ready?”
“Wait, leave the teleportation scroll here. I want you to return as late as possible. It would be much better if you just stayed there for a while.”
Edmund clutched at the scroll, afraid Clette would take it away from him.
” Why would you say that? If I’m not here, who will deliver your messages?” Edmund protested.
Clette placed her hand on his forehead, and blinding white light burst from her hand, wrapping Edmund’s body with magic.
“Your grace, please get along well with Tita while I’m gone. Be nice to him.”
Edmund was worried about leaving a little boy, a demon, and a witch behind; so Clette still needed to convince him to leave.