That night, Alexis balled her eyes out to sleep.
Because it was unfair. Here she was, in a magical world, filled different creatures, magic and people with different hair colours, but she was stuck- captive- in a confining palace with a set of terms she might never accomplish, all because of that stupid bastard!
‘That ridiculously handsome one... what a waste of good genes...’
Her eyes blinked up at the ceiling above her and she groggily lifted her tired body, while rubbing her eyes.
'I want to go home...'
Her parents faces flashed before her and her lip quivered. ‘Why didn't I study harder? They supported me all the way, and I just screw up everything like this...’
She remembered her little brother who would beam at her every time he saw her. how he would proudly tell her that he bragged about how she was a lawyer and she would laugh at how cute he looked when he said it.
Wiping the tea
"So, let me recap there just for a second," Alexis held her finger to silence the solemn looking Agathus. "The scum-His highness! Was sent to a fake war between the Kaedmen Empire and the Eastern Empire along with his 18 other half-sibling princes, planned by the previous Emperor and the current Emperor of the East? This sounds like a drama." Alexis was now completely immersed in the unfolding story."That's right." An unexplainable emotion stormed behind Agathus' eyes."It was supposed to be a trap to kill all the illegitimate royal heirs, however, Alastair ended up killing the Eastern Royal family and destroyed the original plan. So the bet couldn't be finished through? Are any of the other princes alive?" Alexis again, felt that familiar pang she felt yesterday when speaking to his highness.'His own family sent him to his death...'"No, he was the only one who lived along with five other soldiers... It was a massacre, so it's known as the battle initi
She heard a splash and gasped when she realised he must have stepped out of the water. She wondered whether she should ask him if he needed any clothes, but soon she heard a rustling noise behind her and the Emperor came out behind the dressing blinds in a long red robe."I take it Agathus has explained my scenario, Dirt?" He asked. Alexis couldn't bother getting mad at him and just nodded, she felt solemn as she recalled his situation."He told me, and I think the best way to spread your "good" name is through people" Alexis who was eagerly ready to propose her plan was shot down."I thought I clearly I don't like people" the emperor who casually sat on the richly purple Victorian style coach, his arms spread out, as if he was a player at a frat party."I know, the people here tend to discriminate towards other beings and that's why you dislike them, correct?" She asked, hoping he would let her get her idea across so she could speak her mind."Yes
A day or so, had passed since that conversation and Alexis spent most of her time holed up, trying to read through the thick books Emilia had left her. The books were more packed than her college books and shortly after her head would be spinning.Terms like, central mana, epidermal mana, mental mana and emotional mana. After a while she had to read through the same pages multiple times, barely grasping an understanding.One of the books, the one on magical creatures was actually interesting. It had long chapters that focused on a single creature, it was packed with their abilities, mental capabilities and even hobbies and preferences with dislikes labeled boldly. Warning the readers not to anger them.She didn't realise that five nervous men stood outside in the guest gardens, under the chrysanthemum tree, shading from the blazing sun, while sitting on a large round picnic bench."To think we're all here to meet the violent- I mean, his Emperors mage" on
The first to introduce themselves was the beautiful man."Hector Mainstar, I'm a mana teacher." His voice was definitely that of a mans, but was still soft and not deep, more boyish than manly."Jake Seal" the neon haired boy spoke, staring curiously at Alexis. "I teach mathematics and numerics.""I'm Wallace of the Silver dukedom, I've come as a response of his majesty and specialise with languages" Alexis was drawn to the smug mans beard.'Purple...'She recalled a time her father had made the mistake of buying purple hair die and applied it to his white beard. He meant it to go black so he could look more put together, and ended up loosing the whole beard. She couldn't help but chuckle at the memory and smiled warmly at him.It surprised him since he meant to come off as cold."Noah Bell, I'm a scientist." Alexis ears pricked when she heard the words coming from the tall white haired gentleman."Scientist? In w
Alexis couldn't sleep.It was like university all over again, except if she actually studied and didn't waste her time away attending frat parties she didn't even partake in much. But, somehow, she became a centre personality for the parties and everyone went to her when they wanted to attend. She scoffed amidst her thoughts, cutting the train of thoughts.And where did that leave me...'She held her temples, "Agathus you worked through this in half an hour?, was it easy?" She didn't want to know, but the checklist she made to check these things bothered her."I've been given high level’s of education by his highness, so I'm quite fluent in all these. But the only one I'd call easy would be the language exam." He placed a quill in an ink bottle, raising it only to write on the important documents in front of him.'Scumbag? I haven't seen him ages.' Two days to be specific."Fine give Mister Wallace Silver a call, email, let
Alexis had finally gotten through the third book when Angela quickly rushed into her room."Miss! Someone from the Silver family is here to see you!" She panicked, Alexis not at all perturbed just smiled in return."It's Wallace. Don't freak out Angela, I only need to speak to him for a minute or two." Alexis dusted the dress she wore. It was a deep green dress, with buttons decorating the blouse. It was the most modern thing she saw and readily put it on, but it wasn't modern enough to be put on without a corset. Ugh..."But he's from the Silver Dukedom! We must make you presentable and someone from the Enflada Family came as well!" Angela scurried over to Alexis, combing through her hair like the rats nest it was.'Joshua? No, it might be someone else.'"Who are the Enflada's just to ask" she questioned, just as Rosy entered with some lotions bundled in her arms."They are one of the most influential families in the country, despite not be
"Why is my Mage crying?" Alexis through her tears, heard that familiar deep voice and quickly wiped them away."Your majesty!" Joshua and Wallace jumped to their feet at his appearance. He held a hand to them, gesturing for them to stay seated and silent.
"I-Er-" Alexis looked at the expectant stare on Joshuas face and then the smirk on the scumbags face.'He is totally attractive... the hottest guy I've ever seen. I mean that face... and then that bod.' She couldn't compare him to any actor or a man she's actually seen because it wouldn't do him any justice.Saying Alastair wasn't attractive to straight women would be like saying the sky is bright pink. His red eyes that glowed and the beautiful hair that reflected light in such perfect balance. His jawline and nose were to swoon for. Alastair was not a perfect being, he was beyond perfect.