Breakfast is over
Why does Gladys irritate me so well this days?
I couldn’t even eat well
I just kept controlling myself
Today is really going to be busy for me
Let me just say
My play time’s over
I was given just two weeks to relax after my training in London but now, I’ll have to resume my princely duties
Meeting important people
I can’t even mention them all
It’s really exhausting
I now have to put all those trainings into practice.
Today is my last day of rest but I can’t rest
I still have to get everything ready
Do I even know where my tuxedos and bow ties and jeez, my crown
That should be father’s problem
Tomorrow I have to travel to Glasgow
The country is having it’s Grand Opening for uhmm, I think it’s a new government house.
A stately building
And amongst all the princes of Scotland, I have to be the one giving the speech
I even forgot about it but I saw the news and I remembered
Now I’m going to write a speech and will leave for Glasgow tomorrow, and come back next three days cause the Grand Opening is next tomorrow .
Just as I settled down to write
My phone buzzed
I took it and checked
It was from Derek
Me: ohh, I forgot about the number
I replied him
I quickly dialed the number
It began to ring and soon she picked up
Me: hello Blue
Voice : I’m sorry, this isn’t Blue. This is Cindy, her friend. Blue is not here yet, she left for work but she forgot her phone with me
Me: ohh, okay. Where is she working?
Cindy: in the castle… She’s a maid here
Me: where exactly? The prince chambers?
Cindy : yes, wait is this Derek? Wow I’ve heard so much about you… And I….
Me: no this isn’t Derek. Thank you for your help
Then I hung up
This Cindy talks fast
So Blue is in my chamber right
I wonder where exactly
Then I remembered
Today they will change the whole of the curtains.
They have to be replaced
I really wish to see her before I start working
I stood up and went to my door
But she can’t be the only one there
There will be plenty of workers since the hall is large
Even if I should go out
I won’t see her quickly
I braced up and opened the door
Everybody looked towards my direction as if they were expecting me.
All the guards present rushed up to me and shielded me
I told them to make way
All the maids were bowing as I stood looking at them one by one
Those at the far end of the hall rushed up to steal glances.
I smiled as I saw their reaction
Then a noticed a pair of blue eyes stealing glances.
Immediately I caught her gaze, she brought down her face.
I smiled and folded my arms
Me: how y’all doing?
we’re doing okay
wow, you’re so caring. We’re doing fine prince
Different answers came from them
Me: okay. I need one of you maids to come arrange some files for me. Who’s volunteering
Every one wanted to help me
Blue was just hiding behind them
I pointed to her
Me: hey you. The quiet one, come and arrange my files
She gently followed me as I left.
The maids became quiet and I knew that immediately the door is closed, the gossip will begin
I got inside and sat on the cushion
She closed the door and bowed
Blue : good morning sir
I turned and frowned
She shifted back
Square one again
Oh is she just joking around
Me: why that attitude again
I thought we are already friends
Blue : I…. Well I’m sorry
This girl is something else
Blue : I’m supposed to help you with your documents right
Me: no I made that up. I wanted to see you badly because I miss you
Did I really say that?
She looks shocked
He missed me?
He made that up because he wanted to see me?
I don’t understand
I wanted to speak but I didn’t know what to say
Adrian : I.. Well, I’m traveling soon. I won’t be around for something. So I wanted to see you and tell you
I scratched my head
I was still standing in that position
Me: ohhh, where are you going?
Adrian : to Glasgow, the government house Grand Opening
He looked at me and frowned
I moved over and sat beside him
Me: I’m going to miss you Adrian
It was supposed to be a thought but I said it out loud
His eyes widened
Then he smiled
Adrian : I’ll be back in three days. So I want us to spend time together, just like yesterday.
Then I reached forth and tickled her
She smiled and pushed me
Me: I’m thirsty
Adrian : water or juice or soda or lemonade?
Me: let me try lemonade
He held my hand and pulled me up. We went to his kitchen and he opened the fridge and poured out some lemonade for me.
I gulped it down and asked for more.
He laughed and served me.
Then we ate cupcakes. It reminded me of mother.
She told me that she once made blue cupcakes in my name and she got the greatest sales
I really miss mother so much
I want to see her
Adrian : so what should I get for you when I’m coming back
I closed my eyes and thought for awhile
Me: anything blue and beautiful
Adrian : that’s easy for me
We began to play hide and seek in his rooms.
They’re much more than I thought.
But since it was his abode, he caught me easily and I almost wouldn’t find him.
Maybe there are security cameras he uses to monitor me
Adrian : I’m really not comfortable with this uniform of yours
Me: why, I like it
Then I twirled
Adrian : it’s a maids uniform and you’re not a maid to me. It confuses my mentality
Me: so you want me to be wearing causal clothes or what?
Adrian : no, I don’t want you to work here
Me: what? Not again… But why. Did I do anything wrong
He laughed and licked his lips then he squatted
Adrian : I don’t want you to be a Maid anymore or a waitress. You don’t fit in at all. You deserve something better
Is Adrian trying to make me quit my job
Maybe he wants to employ me into one of his firms
Well I’d be grateful and happy
Adrian : but we’ll talk about that when I get back. Now follow me, let’s go to my lair
He held my hand and led me behind him
Me: lair? Are you a dragon?
We went to his storeroom and went down some stairs to a basement
This is a basement heaven
How can a basement be this large and comfy
There’s even a big bed
A snack bar
An ice-cream machine……
Me: jeez, I love this place Adrian. You have a whole other world out here
Adrian : it’s my secret place. No one knows here at all. Just Derek and I. I don’t even let him come here without my permission.
I felt special
I looked around and wanted to touch everything
Adrian : go and touch whatever you want to touch. This place is yours as it is mine
I felt a shiver round my body when he said that and winked at me.
I can’t believe I’m getting this treatment from the prince.
I went to touch the pillows
Bounced on the bed
Went to the snack bar
I saw a remote and turned the TV on
Everything in the castle was showing
There were in segments and I could see maids and servants moving and working.
There was even a segment with MY CHAMBER title underneath it.
I clicked on it and It opened to other segments
The hall, his rooms, the hallways, everything was there
Me: OH my goodness
Adrian laughed and sat on the cushion then dragged me to sit beside him
Adrian : I’m an undercover agent
He laughed again
Me: you’re so secretive
I began to hit his tough chest
I even felt my fingers hurting
He’s really strong
He held my hand and played with my fingers
Adrian: how do you think I always know where you are doing our hide and seek game
Me: I knew it, I just knew it
Adrian : I always come here when the maids are cleaning. I watch their every move. How do you think I caught up with you in the kitchen that day?
I held his ears and dragged them
Adrian : ouch ouch ouch ouch
I laughed and released him
Me: can I take ice-cream
Adrian : sure
We went there together and scooped out ice-cream into a bowl then ate it together
Me: I wish I could live in a place like this with mother
Adrian : tell me about your mother
I told him everything I could tell about her character, nature, love and care. Omitting everything about our mermaid self
Adrian : I like her. She seems nice
Adrian : feel free to come here anytime you wish. You’re welcome here anytime
He held my red cheek and squished it
I smiled and scooped ice-cream into his hand.
He screamed and I ran away with the ice-cream
Yesterday was so fun
Blue is such an amazing person
So fun to be with
Right now I’m in Glasgow
I couldn’t even write my speech
I just finished it here in Glasgow
I miss Blue so much
I called her as soon as I got here.
I wish she was here with me
It would be fun in this large house.
I got busy with other things and I didn’t have time to call her again
But I’ll make sure to create time for her
I need her voice to brighten my day.
My work for the day soon finished and I retired to my house.
I took my phone and dialed her number
It rang down without being picked up
I tried again
But it this time it wasn’t reachable
I thought maybe she was busy.
I went to bed that day without hearing her voice.
The next day was worse
I called her in the morning, it wasn’t reachable
I called after the Grand Opening, still not reachable
I became worried
Maybe something happened to the phone.
Or when I called her last night, she was close to a water body
Maybe the fountain and as she was taking it out, it fell in.
I convinced myself with that and resolved to seeing her the next day.
Well my flight to Edinburgh was okay
I was delighted to see Blue again.
I hurried out of the plan into my white limo
When we got to the castle, I sighed and began to act princely.
Walking slowly with my shoulders raised.
But I was struck with a news that one of the maids has been missing since i left.
I checked the castle’s notice board and I saw Blue’s picture
Blue is missing
To Be Continued