I've been way too preoccupied with cramming these days and I probably will be until the 27th and 28th of october (my board exam dates). Right now, I just went with something quick since I think all my brain cells got consumed from the 8 hour cram session with my profs from my alma mater. I'll post the 2nd part tomorrow after another cramming session XD I at least owe you guys that.
[WP] You are a young prince. For years you've been guarded (and sometimes restricted for your safety) by a knight protector in heavy armor who has a hollow voice. One day at a royal banquet a beautiful woman waits for you by the stairwell. "Be cautious my prince, I am limited without my armaments."
“Come on Alex, let me see what’s under that helmet” Charles whined out whilst reaching for the knight’s helmet.
“I’m sorry dear prince, you may not.” With a slight push, Alex had settled the prince back in his seat so he could continue reading.
Ah yes, reading, lectures, and a few official affairs where he would be summoned to attend. Such was the life of the crowned prince of Adrya. Being the only child, he hadn’t much of a choice with how he would live his life. The only thing that ever seemed to have lifted his spirits was being assigned a knight by the age of 13. Such was the custom of the royal family and for the first two years, he really did try to get close enough to the knight named Alex. Enough that this person wouldn’t be so mysterious to him anymore.
After being pinned down from his sneak attacks, pressed back to where he was seated or even reprimanded by his parents and the knight themselves, he gave up and he just shrugged the idea of by thinking “Maybe he has self-esteem issues or he’s doing it for his own safety” since it wasn’t unusual for knights to disappear or are targeted when people know they are among the higher ranks.
It had been 4 years since Charles gave up the idea of catching a glance of his mysterious knight so to suddenly ask to have the helmet removed, he didn’t know what got over him. Maybe he was hoping to know the face of the person he’s come to like so much. Or maybe he was hoping it would be a kind princess behind such heavy armaments. Whichever it was, the latter would be a better option with the crowning ceremony fast approaching.
“I hope you at least dress up for the crowning ceremony though. It would be nice to see you in a change of attire” His tone was pleading yet it wasn’t the tone that would pierce but the saddened gaze when he was again, denied the chance to see the face of his dear friend. “It could also be a good 16th birthday gift”
“I will ask the mistress to dress me in different armor if that would appease you” By now, Alex had somewhat found a way to tease the prince
“That’s not what I meant- but maybe new armor would be good. Let’s go check out new armor for you!” With a new thought on his mind, he got up from his desk and dragged the knight by the arm “To the smiths we go!”
Before they even got past the courtyard, a few knights came to stop them in their tracks “Where are you going, young prince?” Asked the one in front
“To the smith. Alex needs new armor for the crowning ceremony”
“I’m afraid Alex will have to go alone this time. We were given strict orders not to allow you to leave the premises” Before he could even protest, the knights were already guiding him back to the castle while Alex followed close behind
“Go get new armor without me, Alex” Charles could only smile forcibly as he ushered Alex to go on with the task “You have to show me what you get on the ceremony, okay?” With one last glance, he bid his goodbyes and allowed the knights to escort him back