“I can give you something in exchange for it!” Peter Pan decided not to argue with her.
“But of course, I don’t have anything with me now. But if you want something, I’ll give it to you!” he said seriously.
This pendant was something that could really protect Kye. He was already regretting telling Kye to return it to Celaine.
Celaine glanced at Peter Pan and burst out laughing.
She knew this man well. But she was surprised that the prideful man who always insisted on having the final say was actually willing to compromise for the sake of a child.
This wasn’t the Peter Pan she remembered.
She squatted down and looked at Kye. “Hello little girl, this pendant is yours and nobody can take it from you, understand?”
“Miss Fairy, is this yours?” Kye shook her head. “My Mummy said that I should not take what belongs to others. Master taught me the same thing.”
She tried to remove the necklace again.
“This child,” Celaine quickly stopped her. “You don’t have to return it. I’ll give it to you.”
She was so amused that the little girl was still calling her ‘Miss’. Her real age made her even older than Kye’s grandmother.
Kye turned to look at Peter Pan.
“Just keep it.” Peter Pan didn’t bother being polite. He usually valued his pride, but he was willing to cast it aside for the sake of Kye’s safety. “No need to be so courteous around her.”
Since Peter Pan agreed, Kye nodded and placed the pendant back inside her collar. She said sweetly, “Thank you, Miss Fairy.”
“Are you good friends with Master?” she asked curiously.
She was young, but she could tell that Peter Pan and Celaine knew each other.
“That’s right.” Celaine reached out to hold Kye’s little hand and looked gently at this playful and adorable little girl. “I’ve known your Master for many, many years now. Of course we’re friends.”
Peter Pan didn’t say anything.
Celaine was very friendly, like she had returned to her own home. She was happy to chat with an adorable little girl like Kye.
She had been sleeping for so many years and lost so much time. The feeling of having woken up again and being able to see an old friend was really special.
“Princess.” Peter Pan could see the wolves coming over from afar, so he waved them off to tell them that everything was fine. “Go and look for Geoff and the rest, Master wants to talk to her.”
“Okay.” Kye nodded her head obediently.
After he watched her run to look for Brother Geoff and the rest, Peter Pan turned his attention to Celaine.
“Weren’t you supposed to be dead?” He sounded rather mean.
To him, those who had died ought to be dead. Why would they reappear?
“Do you wish so much for me to die?” Celaine always spoke so gently, as if she never got angry and nothing ever upset her.
“You’re blaming me for not protecting Broken Soldier.”
Peter Pan didn’t say anything and just let out a snort.
Back then, Greedy Wolf had set up a meeting between the three of them. They thought it was for something important, but it turned out to be a trap. He drove a wedge between the three of them and made them fight each other. In the end, Broken Soldier, the most powerful among them, ended up getting attacked secretly by Greedy Wolf and died as a result.
Peter Pan had been severely injured by Greedy Wolf and lost his memory as a result. If he hadn’t escaped quickly enough, he would have died too.
But the reason why they even fought in the first place was because of Celaine.
“I really knew nothing about that matter,” Celaine sighed. “Broken Soldier was the man I loved. Why would I want to harm him?”
Peter Pan glanced at her and took a deep breath. It was as if his heart still hurt and felt disappointed when he heard what she said.
She was such a great beauty, so it would be a lie to say that he didn’t have a crush on her when he was younger.
But unlike Broken Soldier and Greedy Wolf, Peter Pan preferred having fun. He preferred to explore the mountains and the seas, and preferred to just have buddies. Love relationships were too troublesome to him.
“If not for you, Broken Soldier wouldn’t have died.”