15_maybe I ate something bad
Relationship with a non noble is a controversial topic in Horae especially if you're not bonded with that person. In Evalinesse, you can have a relationship with anyone you want without the fear of being criticized nor scandalized for your life choices. That's because people in my court, they don't care about those trivial and menial things. Yes, your poor life choices can still and will be used against you politically but the rumor mill is not as big and active as this one right here.
I tried to tune them out and focus on the game of polo that the prince's and noble lord's are playing.
Oopss, stop straining away, you stupid eyes. Wake up and stop daydreaming about stupid arrogant Levi. I should focus on my mission. Win the contest and kidnap the Nik. I sighed, easier said than done.
"The boys loves to swing that stick around even when we were little. They play that sport every chance they get," Daphne sat beside me.
"They played so much that they even tried to make me play with them. But after one ankle sprain that made my father contemplate going to war with their kingdoms, they ignored me and left me to play with Ashton's little sister," she snorted continuing oblivious of the attention that we are attracting and took a sip at her wine glass.
"He has a sister?" I asked.
"Yes, her name's Aravella. She is a sweet little thing but too shy too actually attend gatherings and parties. She loves spending time in the library or her room. She's a bit sickly so it was stuffy being with her so most of the time, I just ditch her and find other noble ladies to talk to."
I quirked my eyebrows. Reading and being alone actually sounds freakin' fantastic and smart, compared to tolerating this mindless bubble heads all day.
"Sounds like a wise girl," I supplied.
"Oh, she is but a bit dreary," Daphne continued. Waving her fingers at Nik as he walks towards us. A sweet smile plastered at her lips making her face brighter. In that moment I saw the mask that she wears expertly.
"Hey there beautiful," he reached for her hand and kissed it staring at her eyes like he could ravage her. Uhhmm, awkward much?
"Care to walk with me?" Prince Ashton offered his hand to Daphne to support her to stand.
"Fine," Daphne looked at me apologetically. "Au revoir eve, see you soon."
I nodded at her and looked on ahead. Not really acknowledging the prince at her side.
I stood up and quickly walked back inside the palace.
"Aww," I rubbed my bum as I glared at the gray eyed man in front of me. A shot of lightning worked its way through my heart, right there at my freshly imprinted mark at the sight of Levi.
"I'm sorry. Here let me help you up," he said, a tinged of laughter is noticeable at his voice.
I swiped at his hands and righted myself up, ignoring the shiver crawling through my body by the mere contact. Seriously, what's wrong with me. I wanted to wipe off that stupid smirk on his face not jump him right here. I harrumphed hiding my growing frustration.
"I don't need your help. I can't have a debt to someone who interrogates me every chance he gets and no, I don't even want to talk to you," I said irritated and walked pass him.
"And yet you did," he whispered as he walked beside me. I walked hastily trying to get away from him.
"What got you so riled up my sweet eve?" He teased.
"None of your business princeling," I snarled. I know so unladylike but it was the only way I could hide my emotions.
I laughed at the thought of us having tea together. "Ha, is this another ploy to get me to talk," I abruptly stopped walking and faced him.
"Look here princeling, I'm in no mood to play with you right now so go ahead and find someone else to irk." I walked on ahead.
He stood there amused for a second and caught up to me. "I am not trying to interrogate you or irk you for that matter." He held on to my elbow stopping me. A wave of pleasure shot through me by the gesture. His eyes rounded a bit and he smiled widely. "Come on, it's an apology gesture and a date."
I wanted to shrug off his touch but I can't seem to bring myself to do it. The delicious sensation along with his frosty fragrant scent made me shiver once more.