“I already received my reward, Your Highness.” He kissed back of her hand gently and smiled softly with a hearty look.
“Leo! Leo! What’re you doing right now?” Ira yelled from outside of barn. She woke up from her daydream and brought out a toolbox. “Darn, that name’s sting.” She muttered by herself. “Let’s go to Leaf’s home. He’s waiting.” They rode a horse to there. Ira pulled his horse into Leaf’s backyard and left Leo knocked Leaf’s door. That door was pulled from inside and Leaf’s face became brighter when he looked at her face. “Hey, it’s that you, Leo? You’re smell nice and look better.” Leo bowed a little to show her respect. “It’s alright, Leo. We don’t have any formality, here. Treat me like a friend.” Ira just arrived and looked at Leaf’s awkward smile. He understood that feeling before. “Leaf, what should we doing later?” Ira asked him to overcome awkward situation.
“Ira, why should we do this labor work?” Leo breathed hardly with heavy sweat on her face. Ira’s face was worst than her. “We have to, Leo. We must pay back his good deed towards us. Two days before, Leaf finished built their new house around barn area with some rooms. As payment, they have to work twice harder around 2 months. “But, why we have to pull a full cart of smelly dung?” Leo’s asked him back. “Why did you asked most trivial job? How could we bear with poo’s smell for two months?” Ira laughed dryly. He cannot thought of anything anymore. As castle servant (before), he always ran from this kind of task. However, it’s opposite with his benefactor. He must pay back with any job willingly. And with his tear in his eyes. They have to pull because Leaf already used his horses and cows to deliver all fishes stocks to neighbor villages. Around a week before they could complete those 2 months, Leaf was instructed them to deliver dung cart into his client in town. After they arrived at their location with worst appearance and smell, Leo called Leaf’s client from a house. A beautiful lady in her 40 was shown her face. “Oooo, young girl, did you brought those things here with your husband? Both of you are hardworking. How about I let you and him have a shower in my house. Ooo, it’s already evening. You could stay here for a night too before you go back to your village. No, you have to. I have a perfect room for both of you. Let me and your husband handle the rest, you should wait inside and use bathroom after my son.” Leo wanted to refuse her offer, but she have been pushed gently inside by that lady. “Let me take that offer then.” She spoke by herself. She wanted to check location of bathroom. When she’s in front of bathroom, suddenly, bathroom door was opened. A man walked out with his wet hair from there and seemed surprised a bit with her presence. He looked at a smelly girl like dung with sweat, worn out, and messed up dry hair. “Oooo, you’re the one that deliver Leaf’s fertilizer, right? Please use this bathroom. He said that he sent two people to deliver that. It’s like before with another persons.” Leo looked at him intently and cannot hide her surprise. She’s froze. This man felt little familiar with her face when he saw her face closer. “Wait, have we met before?”
“No, you didn’t!” Leo felt her hand pulled by another person. “And she’s my wife! We’re leaving!” Ira’s pulled Leo’s hand outside of that house. He brought Leo quite far from that place and stopped. Leo’s trembled and her knees became weak until she fell down.