I was so scared when I found out that the prince was right there in his room.
I was really scared
I think I startled the prince too.
I don’t know why my first day of work is always bad
At my first work place, I missed a step and fell down, I bruised my feet but healed it
At my second work place, I was going to serve drinks to an influential man on the day I resumed.
I tripped over and fell down. The glasses chattered and the content spilled.
I felt so embarrassed but thank goodness it was only him in that segment of the VIP room.
I apologised and asked the janitor to help in cleaning up the mess.
Now, I accidentally pushed open the door of the Prince and fell into his room.
And to make matters worse, he was sitting right there on his cushion staring at me.
I was even more scared when he stood up and walked towards me.
I tried to move but I was just not composed.
I thought he was going to hurt or scold me
Instead he offered to help me up.
I didn’t want to give him my hand
I thought he had plans of twisting my arm as a punishment or something else
But nevertheless, I gave him my hand, because I didn’t want to disrespect him
He pulled me up and used his second hand to support me.
I now stood straight but my legs were still shaky.
I bowed my head and my hair covered my face.
The door had already closed by itself. I guess it was designed to do so
I felt him bringing his hand to my face and I jerked back immediately.
He took back his hand
Prince: what is your name. I mean real name?
That was when I realized that I haven’t even thanked him
Me: my name is Blue sir. Thank you for helping me up sir. I promise never to bother you again and I’m sorry for being a nuisance.
Me: I’ll leave now sir
I turned and moved to the door.
I tried to open it but it wouldn’t
I don’t understand how it works
I heard the prince chuckle
Prince: why is your name Blue? Did you change your name to Blue when you heard that I love blue and everything about me is blue?
I turned around and looked at him.
I didn’t even know that he liked blue color too.
In my mind I was answering him : well for your information sir, I was born with a blue tail, and blue eyes and I have a blue birthmark at my back. That’s why my name is Blue, okay?
I saw the Prince’s jaw drop.
What I said?
Did I say it out loud?
I’m sure I didn’t
But why is he staring at me that way as if I’m his lost daughter?
Did I just see something?
Are those Blue eyes?
She has blue eyes?
I’m crazy about blue eyes
This is amazing
She has the brightest blue eyes I’ve ever seen
Now that I look at her, she’s really pretty.
That night on my birthday, I didn’t look at her
That’s all I could say
She shifted uncomfortably
Her hands moved forward and she clasped them together, her fingers playing nervously
I think I’m really making her feel nervous.
She looks so uneasy
Me: I…. I. I love your eyes
She smiled and lowered her face. She lifted it a little
Blue : thank you
I smiled and kept my hands akimbo
Me: so uhm, Blue are you hurt?
She checked herself momentarily and shook her head in the negative.
Me: okay, be careful next time Blue.
Blue : okay sir
I moved forward and she shifted.
I got to the door and opened it.
She bowed and moved outside.
Blue : thanks again sir
I nodded and closed the door.
I turned and faced the living room with my hands on my waist
Me: she’s not so bad
I moved to the chaise lounge and laid down with my hand supporting my head against the soft chair.
I stared at the television
What are they even showing?
I had no interest in it
I moved over to my fridge
I brought out a chilled drink, opened it up and gulped it down.
My phone which was on the centre table began to ring
I moved over and took it
I picked it
gladys…. Princess Gladys
hahaha, it’s a good thing you added that princess. I thought you didn’t know who was actually calling
hahaha, I know you princess
so how are you doing prince
I’m fine just bored
ohh, I wish I could come over and cheer you up. Have a good time together. I miss you
(ahhh, I didn’t like where this conversation was heading. I deliberately began to cough)
ohh prince sorry. Take some water
I’ll call you back later.
Then I hung up on her
The phone call was boring
That’s why I said I was bored
Why can’t she just see the fact that I’m not into her.
She’s beautiful, royalty, mannered and all that but she’s not Adrian’s type
She keeps flirting with me at every opportunity she gets
I just thank goodness I’m not like Derek.
My phone began to ring again
I left my phone in the living room and went to the balcony.
I need fresh air
I’m out of there
What a life!
I heaved a sigh of relief and walked down the hall out of his chambers
I bumped into a maid
Me: oh sorry. I wasn’t thinking
Maid : sorry, be careful next time
She walked away and I moved too.
I’m really clumsy today
I went to my room and checked the menu
I was going to take care of the waters from the fountain with three other maids by 12 noon and it was some minutes after 11.
I decided to find Cindy.
I checked her menu and she was to disinfect the pools in front of the castle. Not swimming pools
I really admire those pools.
They were like ponds with ducks and geese swimming on it.
Fishes were also inside
They were just like aquariums.
I went to the front of the castle and spotted Cindy dancing and jumping around while working.
She was also playing with the water
Cindy : Blue! Come see this duck it’s dancing
She pulled me along as usual
I looked at the duck
Me: hahahaha, it’s lifting up it’s feathers and splashing in the water
Cindy : yeah. I love it really really love it. You know it’s lovely working in the castle. You get to see lots of wonders. One time, I went to the aquarium and I thought I saw a shark glaring at me. I ran out thinking it was going to jump out and eat me.
The other maids laughed too and we went over to help them out.
The work was fun
It was almost noon so I left them and went back to the Prince’s chambers. I looked around first, to see if he was out of his room.
The coast was clear so I moved in.
Only one Maid was there. She was getting the pipes and hose and the new water ready.
I helped her and asked her questions about the castle and the prince
Me: does he come out quite often
Isa :i haven’t seen him up to thrice before. The first time I saw him, was when he arrived from England. The second was when he was going out to the grand ballroom for his birthday party. We workers hardly see him. Except for the guards
Me: wow, does he have a secret passageway?
Isa: maybe he does. He’s so hard to see. But he’s really handsome
She smiled and I smiled too.
Though I haven’t really noticed that.
I’m scared of him.
The other maids came and we changed the water and cleaned the slippery parts of the fountain.
It reminded me of the slime region. Ma’am Shell’s library
We finished and we went for lunch.
I did other things and was so exhausted afterwards.
I was really happy I didn’t see Prince Adrian.
I went inside my room and took out my phone.
Audrey left for messages for me.
I replied them and we kept texting each other.
I told her everything and we laughed about it.
She was really glad that we found Cindy again.
I promised to call her when Cindy is around so they could talk.
I slept off thereafter.
I’ve successfully avoided the prince for three awesome weeks.
They was a time when he came out and we maids were lucky to see him.
The other maids were all ‘wows’ and ‘OMGs’
But I was all hiding behind them and when he brought his eyes to our direction, I immediately looked back or bend down to carry something that never fell.
Last week Friday
I was to dust his door.
I was so scared
What if the door opened again?
What if he opened the door and came out?
Just as I was about finishing up, the door creaked and opened
I quickly ran away to the hallway close-by with my dust pan and feather dust in my hand.
I know he saw me but there’s no way he’ll know I was the one.
I heaved a sigh of relief when I saw him leaving.
I checked my menu again for the 3rd time today.
I thank goodness I have already done that.
But some maids came to call me that I was supposed to join them in cleaning the Prince’s actual chamber this week.
This is not good!
But I had no choice but to follow them.
I’ll just avoid him
That’s if he’s there
And I don’t think he’ll stay where we’re cleaning.
He won’t even come close to us.
I took the vacuum cleaner and wore my gloves.
The other maids were with mops, buckets, broom and brush. There was also another vacuum cleaner with them.
We went inside
I just love this living room
Kay : Blue Maid, I’m sure you love her more than any of us
Susan : of course she does. I really don’t know why she’s so obsessed with the blue color
Bett : seriously? You can’t see her eyes? She’s a blue witch
We laughed and continued to joke with each other as we were working
You’re wondering how they started calling me Blue Maid too.
I told Cindy about the name
And that was all
Bett: Blue Maid, why don’t you take care of the kitchen and sinks and all that
I’ll deal with the bar.
I moved to the kitchen and jeez, he was standing there
I tried to turn back immediately but…
Prince: Blue Maid
I stopped and fearfully turned back to face him
I became scared again
Me: good day prince
Prince: Blue, are you avoiding me???
To be continued