Early rising in Kōdachi Village , Rhin.
“My lady... you’re late again...you have to meet your family for breakfast...”, I’m always late to breakfast because one I don’t want to deal with my brother’s whining and rude attitude towards me.
******I’m Rhin Takeshi, I’m 18 years old, my parents are Emperor Shimamoto Takeshi and Empress Yoshida Takeshi of Kōdachi Village. Growing up I never really received any love from my father and brother, my father always chose his son over me, even with academics...My mother is always there for me, growing up she always told me to treat a person how they treat you, she also read me stores about a princess meeting her lover....I wonder when my lover is coming to me...
I hear my chamber doors opening, I look over to see my maids coming in to get me ready for the day.
“Good rising your highness!” Nao bowed to me, “ Good rising...what’s today’s meal?”. “Sweet porridge, butter croissants, kumquat and lychee.” Nao listed what we were having today while getting my bath ready.
“Done my lady, enjoy your bath!” Nao smiled at me. “Thank you Nao, you’re the best!” I smiled back, looking at my bath, it had my favorite essential oil’s and cherry blossoms floating at the top. I step in the hot steamy water and relax immediately. “My lady, would you like a facial today?” Nao asked quietly standing behind me.
“Yes, please?” I smirked to myself, Nao makes sure my risings are clam and peaceful as possible, I’m grateful for that....
Same time, at Ryōke Village, Kano.
“My son...” my mother comes to the breakfast table. “Mother...?” I put down my cup of spring tea, I look up at her, “ how’d you sleep?” I asked.
“Ahh, that beautiful gathering that you should’ve attended with me last night too?” Lady Mino says sarcastically, “ you know... as the prince, you need to start taking your duties and responsibilities more serious! Locals think you’re locked up in your chambers all the time! It’s em-“, I interrupted her mid -sentence.
“Stop lying. You know I’m the one out here making sure you look good while you’re stealing from my people. Making sure my family name isn’t tarnished because of your foolish attitude towards these people!”.
******Kano Ryuu, I’m the son of Emperor Eguchi Ryuu and. Empress Mino Ryuu of Ryōke Village. My father died when I was fourteen years old, he had to give my mother his crown I was too young for the throne, agreeable. Ever since then Ryōke under my mother’s rule became a instant regret. Empress Mino with all her beauty and might, she doesn’t have the best intentions with her high role as ruler, she doesn’t want me to marry and take the throne because she knows she wouldn’t have any more power. For the past three after my father’s death me, my cousin Kishi Ryuu and my best friend Sando Nobuo. We have reshaped and repaired my home to when my father was still alive.
I stood up, “I’ll be damned if you act like that towards me when I’m making you look good to them.” I walked to the doors with Sando.
“WHERE ARE YOU GOING!!”
I turned around, “Pradom my rudeness mother but I have a important meeting with Hama Village...good day mother...” I bowed and walked away.