I always go to the basement. My own secret hideout.
Only Derek and I have been there.
There are security cameras everywhere in my rooms so I just sit down and enjoy watching them clean, just in case they try anything stupid.
I went to get a fruit juice when I came back to see Blue on the screen.
Me: hmm, she’s here today. And why is she just looking around as if she’s looking for something.
Then they started to tease her
Me: I wonder who’s more obsessed with blue, you or me ?
I sipped my drink and watched them so their job
Then a maid asked her to clean up the kitchen.
Me: let’s see how you avoid me this time
I jumped off and ran up the stairs out of the basement.
It opened to the storeroom and the kitchen was just the next hallway.
I hurriedly went inside the kitchen and closed the door.
The kitchen was wide so I had to stay in a place she’ll easily see me
I stood beside the first cabinet and I leaned on it, with my hands in my pocket.
The door soon opened and she walked in casually.
Immediately she saw me, she turned and almost ran out but I stopped her.
Just found out that this girl has amazing speed.
The week that past, I saw her running down the hallway when I opened my door.
I didn’t know it was her but I guessed it
Which maid will run away if the prince who rarely comes out does?
And now she just proved to me that she can really be fast
She would have escaped me today again
I moved closer to her
Me: Blue, are you avoiding me?
She shifted and shook her head.
She wasnt looking at my face
Come on, raise your face let me see those eyes of yours…..
I really wanted to see those eyes.
Thats what’s controlling me now.
She kept shifting back as I kept moving forward with my hands still in my pocket and I wasn’t smiling.
Me: I repeat, are you avoiding me?
Her next action shook me to my bone marrow
She suddenly knelt down and broke down crying
Blue : I’m sorry Prince. I wasn’t avoiding you….. No I… Well… I was avoiding you but I just didn’t want to cause any problems again. I’m sorry Prince
My heart just melted down
My blue eyes are crying
My hands immediately went out of my pocket.
I stood still watching her palpitate.
My voice was calm this time
She began to shift back even on her knees
She stopped and bowed
I moved over and squatted down in front of her.
She shivered as I brought my hand close to her face.
I used my fingers to take her hair away from her face then I used my index finger to lift up her chin.
Our faces were Now facing each other but her eyes were looking sideways.
I wanted to wipe those ugly tears but she jerked back immediately
Me: I’m not a monster why do you keep doing that
Blue : I’m sorry, I’m just scared
Me: scared? Of me?
I brushed my fingers into my hair. With my other hand on my waist.
I could see that she was truly scared of me.
I didn’t want that
I sighed and turned to her with a smile
Me: why are you scared of me? Blue, you don’t have to be cause I won’t hurt you at all. And please don’t avoid me next time. Okay?
I smiled and took a tissue and handed it to her.
She collected it and wiped her face.
Me: will you still avoid me?
She shook her head
Me: I want to hear your voice
Blue :i won’t sir.
Me: that’s better. And anytime you’re free and they are cleaning my room, you’re free to join them since you’re no longer avoiding me
I moved over to the fridge and brought out a drink, blueberry fruit juice.
I handed it over to her
Me: Derek told me you liked this
She looked at my hand and shyly collected it.
Blue : thank you sir
I smiled and walked past her
I knew she turned to look at me as I was leaving so I turned to look at her
She quickly faced forward
I chuckled and left
Back to my lair in the basement.
I left my phone there.
I quickly took it and called Derek
what’s up buddy
I just spoke with Blue Maid
really, how is she
she’s scared of me. So scared of me. Why?
what won’t she be scared of you? What do you expect from a fragile gem like her? You’re so huge, and mean looking, you’re so older than your age the way you look now. You look like a bouncer. Even I was scared when I first saw you, the day you came back
I’m I that scary. Come on, that was what I was thought back there in England. To always look serious. They said its royalty. That was how we were trained. I’m used to it already
I can understand. Three years isn’t a day. I think the only person you haven’t changed towards is me. You’re still my same old buddy
Derek, what should I do now
Adrian cool off a bit. Are the other servants scared of you
maybe they are but I don’t care about them
so you have an interest in Blue now
I never said that
well you’re actually free to have an interest in her. She’ll be better off with you than a playboy who’s not willing to change
jeez Derek, don’t even think to that direction. In fact forget about that. Where are you? Let’s meet up
you know what, forget it
I cut my call
He’s with that Alice again.
I sat down on my stool and faced the screen.
Blue was still in the kitchen.
I kept smiling at what she was doing.
Her drink hadn’t finished yet
She kept it on the worktop.
They finished and rounded things up then left.
I went back up and went straight to the kitchen.
Her drink was still on the worktop.
Something urged me to take it.
I did and without thinking, I sipped it.
I smiled to myself and walked out with the drink
I’m glad that work is finally over.
I really need a shower
I went inside and refreshed then brought out some snacks
Today was really eventful
But he seems nice though
But he’s still scary
His face is too muscular
And he’s always standing tall
Anyway his voice is really masculine
Deep and smooth
He’s an exact replica of a prince
Just like Niel
Prince of Neptune City
Though I saw him only once
I better call mother before her bedtime
It’s been three days since I saw Blue.
It seems she’s really good at avoiding
Not that she can hide from me
As long as she’s in this castle
I could order her to be brought to me
Derek is presently with me today
Me: dad wants me to start thinking of marriage
Derek burst into laughter
That I couldn’t even laugh myself
He stumbled from the chair to the floor and held his tummy while laughing hysterically.
I stared at him for some time and I started laughing myself.
You know watching someone laughing like a coward will make you laugh too.
After I struggled to get myself I spoke up
Me: seriously, that’s enough. My tummy hurts already
We both were sitting on the floor with our back on the cushion
Derek: so you’re gonna be a husband soon
Me: what! Me, no way
He laughed again
Me: and the old man wants me to marry royalty
Derek: all those princesses right
My phone began to ring
He handed it over to me
Derek: Hmmm, your princess is calling
Me: she’s not my princess
Derek: Adrian, pick the call
Me : and you’ll talk to her right?
Before he could answer, I picked the call and slid the phone over to his side and then I ran up and ran into the pantry
I know he wouldn’t have any other choice but to answer her.
I spent about ten minutes before coming out.
He was drinking my wine again
Me: you’re really obsessed with wine, aren’t you?
Derek: are you just finding out
Me: I thought your dad warned you against drinking too much
He gulped down the remaining wine and refilled the glass
Me: so how did the phone call go
Derek: hahaha, her voice was so exciting when she spoke at first but when she found out it wasn’t you, her voice lowered. I actually had a boring conversation with her
Me: she’s boring
Derek: unlike my Blue, she’s so fun to be with.
He smiled and looked into nothing but kept smiling
Why is he smiling and why did he call her ‘his Blue’?
The thought of Derek making love to Blue made me close my eyes.
I didn’t want to imagine it
He quickly looked at me and frowned
Me: have you touched her before……
Jeez, did I really ask that question with all sincerity.
As if I need to know seriously
I don’t want him to start thinking that I’m into her
Derek: what? No! I wouldn’t do that. Blue is to special and unique. She’s not a cheap girl. And even if I wanted her, it would be a serious one but….. Nahh, I’m not going for that yet
My mind came down
We both were silent for some minutes
Me: she’s really avoiding me
Derek: make her your friend and treat her right. Don’t look at her as a maid
Me: preferential treatment?
I stared at the television
Me: I’ll be right back
I stood up and went into the bathroom.
I washed my face and went back to my room.
I fell on my bed and looked through the window.
It’s about time I start going out
This castle is boring
I went back to the living room.
Derek was talking to Blue
How did she come here?
He called her
She wouldn’t come here by herself
She was sitting down on a chair adjacent Derek and they were chatting like good friends.
She was free with him and not acting scared
Did she just hold his nose?
And dragged his left ear?
I’m suddenly feeling bad.
So she’s this cheerful?
I moved into the living room and Derek was holding her hand
She quickly took her hand back and stood up and bowed
That made me really angry
Derek pulled her down and laughed
Derek: you don’t have to do that. Adrian is a friend
Blue : but…
Me: yeah Blue, I’m a friend. You don’t have to do that. Seriously
Blue : okay sir
Me: don’t call me sir. Call me Adrian
Her eyes popped open as she stared at me. She brought down her eyes
Derek: yeah call him Adrian.
He laughed and stood up.
Derek: I’m going to the bathroom.
I went to stay on the chair he just left
Me: come on sit down
She was about to sit down when I tried to stand up again, to pull her down.
Our body collided and we fell down
She fell on top of me.
Her hands were over my shoulders
My hands were on her waist
Our legs were intertwined
And faces directly over each other
Just imagine that position
It was as if we were a couple in love and making out
Everything happened so fast that we just stared in that position, bewildered
Just then Derek walked in
He was shocked and stood still looking at us
Me: not what you think……
To Be Continued