Queen Clarice stood behind one of her guards as she waited in front of the door to Yuka's chamber. This was the first time in eight years since she was stepping into the East wing. This time, she was even more upset than she'd been, the last time she'd decided to make her way to the East wing. Apparently, Yuka had bitten off more than he could chew. She couldn't believe that Hazel had suddenly gotten lucky. There was absolutely no way Hazel would be able to rebel against her unless she had someone to support her, a back up. There was no one more perfect for the job than the black blood himself. "My queen, he isn't responding" the guard who had been knocking on the door for the past two minutes said, an apologetic look on his face. "Disrupt the magic that is holding the door locked in place" the queen ordered and the rest of the guards instantly prepared to carry out the Queen's order. But just before they could execute it, someone tsked from behind them. "I don't think that is a g
When the duo got to the sparring arena, they found Tyr, Charlotte and Nazu.After they greeted the crown prince, Charlotte was asked to spar with Nazu. Charlotte managed to punch Nazu on the face, hard enough to make her bleed silver. Nazu wouldn't have it; she retaliated even more violently and by the end of their sparring session, Charlotte had a bruised kidney, a fractured wrist, a broken nose and a few bruised ribs. Hazel rushed to her friend and helped her out of the sparring arena. Charlotte was a mess. She kept crying, both from the pain and the humiliation. "She wouldn't stop, not even when I surrendered" she sobbed into Hazel's arms. "Maybe, I'm not worth it. Maybe, I'm just not fit for all of this" "Please, Charlotte. Don't give up because of some Silveran bitch. Promise me you won't give up" Hazel said and Charlotte shook her head. "I don't know-""You can't give her the satisfaction of winning"Charlotte's bloodshot gaze fell on Nazu who had an arrogant smirk on her fac
Jotham, Silveran capital.2030 Sitting on the roof of the palace was the second prince of Silvera, Yuka. The sun was just starting to sink below the horizon with a mixture of violet, pink and orange beautifying the evening sky. The cool breeze ruffled the prince's unbound hair. His violet eyes were almost hidden by the silky curtain of black and red strands of his shoulder-length hair. He gazed at the evening sky, a certain air of serenity resting on him. All of a sudden, the quietness of the environment was disrupted by the heavy thud of boots coming in contact with the rooftop. Yuka didn't need to turn around to know who the intruder was. He could already feel the intruder's magic. It was very familiar to him because he had been threatened by it, several times. Closing his eyes, he clenched his fist. "Why are you here?" He asked, without looking at the intruder who was no other person than prince Caden, the crown prince of Silvera. Dressed in a silver tunic and black boots, Caden'
"What did you just say?" Hazel demanded, her eyes narrowed. Nazu smirked, her arms folded across her chest."Yuka is not as nice as you think and I really think you should get your head out of the clouds before you become Yuka's next victim" Nazu had a look of satisfaction on her face, she could already sense the doubts that were quickly settling in Hazel's mind."Lyraine was just like you. Perhaps, it's the reason why Yuka lured you to him in the first place""He did not lure me-"Nazu rolled her eyes, cutting her off."Yeah, yeah. Keep telling yourself that. You would never be able to tell if you were under his influence or not, that's just how powerful he is. Lyraine was also just as naive as you are and it made Yuka capture her mind easily" Hazel frowned, the wheels in her brain spinning faster. Was it really true?Would Yuka do such a thing?"Yuka was obsessed with Lyraine and when he asked her to be with him instead of Caden, he spelled her. Made her to always think about him.
Jotham, Silveran Capital2030 Dejected and conflicted, prince Caden stared at Hazel's retreating figure, his lips parted. He couldn't understand why she wasn't warming up to him, despite how considerate he'd been. What was it about him that she didn't like? He was clueless and it bothered him a lot. "Your majesty?"He looked up at the sound of Nazu's voice. "What's wrong? You look disturbed" she said with a slight frown creasing her brows. Caden looked away, letting out a small sigh."I'm fine, Nazu" he responded. She sat down beside him and gazed at the flowers in the garden. "I don't believe you" she breathed. The prince turned to look at her, the expression on his face, unreadable."Nazu-"She closed her eyes, exhaling slowly. "Listen to me, Caden. I know our relationship ended roughly and it was all my fault. I accept that. But, that doesn't mean that I don't care about you. Seeing you bothered makes me feel bothered too. You can talk to me, you know. I won't judge, I promis
Jotham, Silvera Capital 2030 Birds chirped, the flowers swayed gently as the cool evening breeze washed over them. Hazel and Yuka sat side to side, staring at the fountain flowing out of the mouth of the statue of a dragon which was located in the center of the east wing garden. No words were being said at the moment and there was a look of contentment on their faces. Being in the company of each other, seemed to give them a certain peace. Yuka eventually broke the silence, his gaze still resting on the fountain. "You still miss them, don't you?" he asked, his voice soft.The corners of her lips curved upwards slightly."I do" she responded, a sigh escaping her lips when she thought of her family. She couldn't help but wonder if they were okay. Did they miss her as much as she missed them? Were they eating well? Were they hav
Glass collided with hard marble floor at the impact of Yuka's hand pushing the glass of wine out of Hazel's grip before the rim of the glass could touch her lips. Everyone was startled by Yuka's sudden action. He stared at them for a moment, not knowing what to say and how to explain what his instincts were relaying to him. The queen on the other hand, was upset. Yuka had just saved Hazel from a painful death. Her eyes had turned cold. Moreso, her lips were set in a grim line. The temperature of the room had dropped by several degrees. It was then the king understood the reality of what was going on. He let out a sigh of relief, his gaze meeting Yuka's. "What was that for?" Caden demanded. He was oblivious to what was happening right under his own nose. "I'm sorry, I didn't know what I was thinking. Here, you can have mine" Yuka stated, handing his glass of wine to Hazel who couldn't understand what was going on. Nevertheless,
Jotham, Silveran Capital "That's not funny, you idiot!" Hazel said, glaring at Yuka who winced."I'm sorry, I didn't know what I was thinking""Gosh! How can you be so immature? Now, how the hell am I supposed to forget about what I've just seen?" Hazel demanded, hitting him on the chest."I'm really sorry""No, you're not" she hissed and started to storm off."Come on, Hazel. I apologized" he said as he followed behind her."I won't tease you like that again, I swear""Just stay away from me for now. I don't want to talk to you""Hazel-" She sighed."Fine. Just give me a little while to forget about what I saw, okay?""Okay" She walked away, her heart stuttering in her chest. She couldn't believe she'd almost let him kiss her. 'He's so annoying!' she thought, trying to fight off the smile coming on.'Is Caden as sexy as Yuka?'She