”Little Duke, shall we taste foods? ” Asked Derith with a twinkling eyes yet with a serious face. The boy beside her nodded and gave her a thumbs up. Derith nodded back at him. This time, both of them nodding together, dug into foods—desserts specially.
”Bwady hwell. Dish ish amazing! ”
”Litol Duke, twy the pink desshert. Ish shtawbewwy! ”
”You should nawt talk wis your mouth full. ”
Hey, is he the one who is supposed to tell me that when he, himself is talking with his mouth full? However, Derith nodded and gave him a thumbs up. At this, Kelvin gave her a soft smile and continued eating. They truly were persons who enjoyed food more than anything.
But to Rione, they looked like idiots. He scoffed looking at them. Especially that girl named Derith who mocked him before.
”Doesn she know mocking me can lead her to death? In fact, shall I execute my 10th kill? ” He muttered to himself, his eyes burning with the desire to kill. Afterall, no one would ever raise a finger against him. Even if they do, they would be killed as well.
”Hey, Rione. Soften your muscles, ” Rolilee said popping out beside him. He gritted his teeth hard.
”You don have to tell that to me, peasant, ” he replied not even bothering to look in her direction as his eyes were fixed on that annoying girl.
”You are going to kill that little lady. You know how strong your eyes are. If you continue it, she will die from cardiac arrest. ”
In fact, what Rolilee said was true. Very few among the Imperial family were bestowed upon the ability of killing through eyes. Rione was one of them. The moment he was born, he killed one of the royal doctors with the gaze of his eyes.
But the Prince was so powerful that he learned to control it soon.
But learning to control it didn mean that he wouldn kill people anymore. He killed persons who offended him straight away.
Very few people who knew about his power feared him—every single one.
However, the other noble families did not know about that.
So, even if he kills that girl now, no one would know.
”You know what? I am just going to kill her now. ”
”Rione. I warned you, ” saying this Rolilee turned her back to him and walked away. She really didn care about what Rione did. Afterall, she was his sister.
”Strawberry with chocolate is perfect. ”
Rione could hear her perfectly as he activated his spell. He closed his eyes and imagined the future. He imagined Derith lying flat on the floor, her eyes white and her skin blue. He imagined her to be simply dead.
He opened his eyes.
But something was wrong.
That girl looked at him with her eyes slightly wide, her eyebrows raised and her pink lips parted; her white teeth could be seen a little behind her lips.
There was slight blush on her cheeks.
Why is she looking at me at a time like this? She couldn have possibly realised something. No one can realise until their eyes are white.
But her eyes were pink and clear.
Derith looked at the Prince who was very far away from her. He looked troubled and had gritted teeth.
At a moment like this, when slow music could be heard, the adults slowly starting to get in their positions for dancing—Derith suddenly found Rione exceptionally handsome.
Just few days ago, she was in a 3D world but now that she looked at a handsome boy, her heart of course fluttered.
She unconsciously closed her eyes and smiled. There was still some melted cream in her mouth which made everything even more sweet.
Riones eyes widened and his jaw dropped, with a rage mark appearing. Why was the heck was she smiling at him?
Is that a new way of mocking? Why. . . isn she dead?
He clenched his fists and just when the musics beat dropped, he slammed open the ballrooms door and sprinted away. The clang of the ballrooms door startled Derith. Of course, the rest were focusing on the dance so naturally they didn hear.
Kelvin was busy eating beside her.
Rolilee who watched the scene raised her eyebrows.
”Who is she? ” She glanced over Derith. Finally she looked at the boy who was beside Derith, stuffing his face with cakes. She knew him. The boy who turned sixteen a month before her.
Not elegant at all. She walked towards him.
”Excuse me. Would you like to dance with me? ” Rolilee asked the boy.
Derith was still looking at the door until Rolilee appeared. She felt her heart drop.
The leads are here! Why so soon? Is she already in love? Deriths face became as white as a sheet.
She should disappear.
”Yes, I would love to, ” replied Kelvin after wiping his mouth with a tissue. Rolilee raised her mouth in surprise. He wasn bad.
”Your Highesss and Little Duke, I will be taking my leave. Have a great dance. ” Without hearing their reply she also exited the ballroom quietly and went to the garden.
The garden was too huge.
Following the trail of red roses slowly, she reached in front of a water fountain which was decorated with numerous small colourful lights.
It was just as she imagined it to be.
She grinned ear to ear.
But then as she turned around to see the place around the fountain, she saw those bloody red eyes.
The eyes were cold but seemed to be burning like fire at the same time.
How could she have forgotten? This was the place where the Prince and Princess Rolilee often came whenever they felt stuffy.
Very few people knew about this fountain. It was quite deep inside the garden. Oh my God.
Who do I not remember anything about him at the right timing? I even forgot his unique name.
”Your Highesss. ”
”How? ” He asked as a sword appeared in his hand from air. Derith looked at the sword with admiration. She also designed that sword!
She felt so happy to the point of forgetting the dangerous person in front of her.
”You are ignoring me, tsk. ”
”Huh? Oh! Your Highesss, I just happened to pass by. ”
”Pass by, hah? This fountain area is sealed by my magic. How have you entered? ”
”Eh? ” Derith face had an awkward pose as her face turned white.
She forgot again.
How did I forget? But how did I enter here when it was sealed? She didn know the answer herself.
Rione narrowed the distance between his sword and Derith. The swords tip touched Deriths nose.
Derith. Think of something. Think think.
”Your Highesss. I don know, honestly. But maybe its because I have a sharp nose! My nose smelt the roses, ah, and then smelt the smell of water and before I knew it, I was here. ”
”N, no! Its true! Earlier I saw Your Highesss exit the ballroom. Just then, seeing Your Highesss, I remembered I still had a thing to do. So, I also came out. ”
”Crazy. Deceiving me? What shit would you have to do here when its your first time being here, hah? ”
Derith clenched her dress.
She didn dare look away from his eyes.
When she looked straight in his eyes, she had a determined look.
”Happy Birthday! ”