I translated chapter 18 and it took me a while. I tried my best and hope you like it! I will post chapter 19 tomorrow or after that when I finish fully translating it, so wait for it! Spoiler: Chapter 18 Tic Tac. The sound of an hour» 'Is what I heard yesterday true?' Have you ever dreamed of something I wanted to do? I don't know if it's a dream or a real thing, because I stole the heart of people I don't know. 'I hope it's not a dream.' The problem is, I'm so happy these days that everything seems like a dream. 'But, it might be a dream. Should I just ask in this case?' Why are you so honest and nice to me? 'Do they think I'm annoying?' I sighed loudly in the early morning and hit the blanket for no reason. 'I feel comfortable thinking it's a contract.' This strange feeling after the decade makes my mind vibrate. With these strange thoughts, I sat on the bed and waited for someone to come. Knock- "Honey, are you awake?" "Yes!" Oh, I was a little surprised because it was the first time my mom visited me first. My voice was surprised and unsteady, my mother laughed at my voice and wiped my face with a wet towel as Lennox had done before. "Have you ever had a good dream?" “... I don't know, I guess I didn't dream." I remembered last night that I forgot for a moment. 'Those words that look nice and consider me like family.' Can I really believe that? This tenderness, with no restrictions or conditions? No, can I give up that kindness? I was only thinking quietly, but I don't know why my eyes were camouflaged. My eyes were filled with tears without me realizing it. When I tried to wipe it embarrassingly, my mother took my hand away and wiped it instead of me. "Schuo. Never mind. It's all right." That's it. Heck. My mother started to calm me down by holding me in her arms like last night. In the end, I shed the tears I was trying to hold back. I was able to see my mother's shoulder wet in front of me, but I couldn't stop when I tried it. "Oh, Mom, Lennox, Ricardo. Why are you so nice to me?" Oh, I didn't want to ask ... Tears are blocking my eyes, so I can't see anything. I was afraid to see my mother's reaction after I said those words. What if she doesn't like the question? I don't have to look pathetic. What or those loving eyes turned into a look of disdain. If that happens, I can't really take it. I buried my head in my mother's shoulder and tried to hold back my tears. It was just a slip of the tongue, I don't feel curious about it. I am satisfied with the current situation. I was going to say that. My mother didn't stop being raised on my back, saying, "It's okay." "Honey, I'm sorry. I have a gift for you. "Huh, what?" What do you mean a gift? When my eyes were full of tears, I couldn't help but ask. My mother kept pardoned on my back, so I went up to the second floor and went through the office and opened the door next to him and went in. "Honey, can you raise your head?" "No, I don't want you to see me cry." My mother smiled quietly because of my nose, hugged me again, and slowly started walking around the room. "Now, this new bed, it's yours." "Oh, what.?. I was surprised by the words, turned my head, and saw a big bed with a soft purple tender. "Ah ... A..." I stammered awkwardly, and the mother didn't stop. And this. A wardrobe full of clothes you'll be wearing in the future, so you can wear whatever you want." 'What is this.?' "Now, what should I show you this time? I know it's too much, but I've made a dressing table, and I've prepared the dolls in case you want to. I just moved my head slowly around the room when I heard my mother's words. The warm winter sun came through the large window in the room. A room with bright sunlight, a bed that looks comfortable once you look at it, and many dolls on it. Large closet, small desk that fits my body, small tea table, chair, sofa, etc. It was clear that the place was decorated differently from where I slept before. 'Yes, he said she was preparing me a room.' After that, tears flowed in my eyes, and I thought of what Lennox said about it was a secret. "Surprised? I made it secret. It's been a long time since I've decorated a room myself, so I enjoyed it. "I loved her." I was unable to speak, but I said words of thanks in my mouth because I really wanted to. "I loved her, I really loved her." I was so happy that I couldn't control my joy until my eyes were filled with tears again. "Why do you cry so much if it's good? If you keep crying, you're going to hurt your eyes. My mother's touch around my eyes was cooler than I thought. And yet, I touched my heart and felt warm. As I was trying to calm my eyes. "Why, why are you so nice to me?" "Why am I nice?" "You're so nice to me, I thought it was a lie. I just thought you could give me enough to live if you got all this. He's become more greedy. "So, can't I?" I nodded with my head lightly. My mom asked me after the gesture. "Why not?" "Because I am so greedy, what happens if you hate me, no, it's not now but ..." The more you think about it, the more I get attached to it. If this is the case, I prefer not to start talking at all. "Did you feel the pressure of being nice? Did you not like that? My mother's expressions became a little serious. I shook my head right away. "No, it was good. But it was the first time I had that. Honestly, I'm afraid to throw it away because I don't like it, and because I don't need it." I changed my mind after being thrown away. I'm not sure if I'm going to hold out if that affection disappears. I barely cleared my mind and buried my head on my mother's shoulder. "You need a reason to treat you like this." “........” "There's a good reason. Well, I'm sure I can convince you. Daphne, do you want your child to live the same life as you do later?" I shook my head hard despite the sudden question. "No, not at all." "Right, and So am I." “... And my mom, too? "I really got to this position because I was clinging to it, to live. I went down a road hard enough to be rich. Am I going to want the child who's going to be my daughter to live the same life?" There was a seriousness in her mother's expression. "This is ridiculous. I don't want to give my children deficiencies. Whether it's affection or money or everything and anything. “.......” "You are my daughter, you are my child. I started this relationship, but it's my job to continue it as an adult, so all you have to do is accept it." "What should I do afterward?" My mother smiled because of my curiosity. "You just have to grow up, stay healthy, enjoy everything you want to do, enjoy everything you want to enjoy, and don't regret being happy." They were warm words I never dreamed of. "And to be able to achieve this, that's all you have to do." That was my mother's wish, and also my desire as her child. Those honest words made me feel that the door locked tightly in my heart was open. 'Can't I believe it? That affection you're giving me randomly? And everything? They're the first people who treated me kindly, so if they say they're loyal, isn't it acceptable to believe that? They have goals, and I have targets. They were said to be on a journey together to reach their goal, and they said they considered me as their family. 'I don't have to say no anymore.' And above all, I'm going to have to go back to my ass I've already noticed this kindness. I don't have the confidence to give up that kindness anymore. I lifted my head and looked straight ahead without avoiding my mother's eye. I have my first wish. "Really? I wonder what you're like to be a "good guy." The moment my mother's red-eye met with my golden eyes. I laughed gently. "Can I call you mom?" “... Is that your first security?" "Yes." "It's a title you can call me whenever you want without the need for a wish." My mother wasn't happy with my wish. And yet, I didn't get rid of my club. "My first wish is to call you my mother. "Yes, as long as you want to. Well, I'll present it to you as your first wish. "And there's another one too." I thought I didn't know how to say my wishes right away. My mother seemed a little surprised, but she waited slowly to open my mouth. "I want to learn to write." "If the writing is. Of course, you should learn to write. "From my mother." Because of my words, my mother retreated and burst out of laughter as if she were enjoying it. "Is that true? Do you want to learn from your mother? "Yes." I felt embarrassed, so I hugged my mother so hard and I was avoiding those eyes I was facing right now. My mother's heart was a little more troubled than ever. And my heart beats stronger than ever. I thought it would be great for my mom to be as happy as I am, and I embraced Chloe so badly, that she would be my new mom. "Are you willing to accept my desire?" "Of course. But, let's just say there was no second wish. "What? Why?" "Even if it wasn't a wish, I wanted to do this." Haha, the joy was penetrating my voice and my laughter. At some point, I saw Lennox and Ricardo coming after us. Ricardo was staring at us and laughing wide, and he ran and hugged me and my mom. "Our Daphne is so nice." He was smiling like that, so Lennox came next to him and hugged the three of us. "Daphne, it's okay if you're greedy. Because I'm the big brother. He coughed up Lenokash once as if he was shy and kept talking. "Because I can do it for my family, so don't worry too much." Lennox looked bitter and said he was sorry he couldn't respond correctly the last time. I lifted Lennox's gloomy mouth a little. "Lennox looks good and he smiles." Lennox showed an empty face at first and then smiled widely. And the nickname "Opa" is so embarrassing because I've never called it before. I'll call you when I'm ready." "Our little girl is so nice. What should I do?" Because of my words, Lennox hugged me tightly, smiling like Ricardo. "I'll try to be happy." I didn't scare my laugh, and not everyone tried to do that. The harsh winter was approaching, but I was convinced that this winter would be particularly warm.