Zack's eyes started to twitch as he death glared the other male,who he found to be named William.He wanted to snap back at him but Derek stopped him doing so when he placed a hand on Zack's shoulders"Hendrina,I believe asked you a question,sire"He said calmly.Zack huffed and folded his arms across his chest."My ears may look like a cats but I sure as hell don't act like one and I'm not afraid of anything,sir William..."He spoke with an icy tone visible in his voice"I make sure that everyone in my Kingdom get respect from me and from the fellow elven folk...."
Hendrina covered her lips as she laughed her cheeks aching at the feel. ''Oh, dear. I do apologize for my laughter but, you responded well...'' Hendrina trailed off, her mind in search of a such a word for his behavior. ''I suppose your behavior is much like a savage. I'm fine with that as long as it's not appointed to me.'' Hendrina chuckled, knowing well that William's words are what have stricken a flame within the man. With the response to her question caused her to smile and nod as she fiddled with the sleeves of her dress. ''Respect?'' Laughed William as he caught Hendrina's attention once more. ''How so, kitty? By driving your people by fear, or by doing so of paying them well? Perhaps a night within the sheets?'' William snickered as he knew well his words weren't to be punished as he caught the attention or never angered the princess all will be well. Hendrina's eyebrows raised at the man's response the aroma of anger, jealousy filled the air as Hendrina can only smile to her thoughts.
Zack growled softly under his breath,having enough of William's teasing as he closed his eyes.He was ready to stand up and give William a piece of his mind before Derek said"I'm assuming your Lord William?I can see that you're acting more of a brat then a Lord....My names Derek and I have a more...Mature name than yours...".Zack pinched the bridge of his nose and tried his best to ignore William's words towards him.
William's cheeks burned with rage as he stood from his seat, a glare passing over the princess as William held upon the white tablecloth having forced wrinkles on the silk fabric. ''How dare you speak such language?! I can hav-'' William was interrupted by a hand on his forearm. Looking down at the source, his tanned features turned many shades of red at the supposed innocence of the princess. "Lord William, please sit. I do apologize for his behavior Mr. Derek, Prince Zack.'' Hendrina faced the two with a smile before turning to William. With the utmost care, Hendrina placed her pale hand upon the clothed thigh of William as he questioned her intentions. Leaning close to his ear, Hendrina spoke as her words were nothing but a mere whisper. ''If you dare to ever,'' Hendrina began as the soft glow of black flowed over her hand as her lips muttered a spell of sorts. With widened eyes, William's face cringed in pain as blood oozed through his wounds as the holes created from dark brown thorns caused him great pain. ''Act as a brute once more,'' Hendrina placed kisses against his ear to appear to have bits of affection when in place of her heart had none toward him. ''I will have to ask for your removal in which within Hiria,'' Once again she trailed her other hand, using her fingernail to trace every memorable inch of his skin. ''Means death.'' Hendrina finished her words, leaving one last kiss on his jawline as William clenched his thigh. With mouthing a question, Xavier had his suspicions of Hendrina's doings but, she only wore a thick smile as the chatter within the hall continued forth.
''No. I'm very sorry he acted so rude to you men. I'm sure he's just quite angered with that fact of having more competition is all.'' Hendrina smiled, crossing her legs over the other as William seemed to be attempting to stop the blood flowing from his wounds as if afraid to taint the maiden with it. Sweat dripped down his forehead as his face grew pale, the woman's smile only grew. ''As a simple apology isn't enough how about I give you a tour around the castle? Show you where your sleeping quarters will be, the library and perhaps the garden as well? As for now,'' Hendrina chuckled into the palm of her hand as she didn't wait for a reply. ''We should wait for our meal. I'm assuming you have interesting topics to tell about your kingdom and of the elven folk. Do tell.'' Hendrina pushed the conversation forth to ignore the bleeding man.
"A tour would help me to at least relax..You have a library here too? I would love to see the library and the garden..My Kingdom is mostly decorated in green,gold,and silver and we elves tend to have a show of loyalty towards one another.."Zack said as he rubbed his neck,his shyness taking over.He really loved gardens and reading books and those were the only two activities that he was interested in.
''I'm quite glad you seem interested in the tour.'' Hendrina stifled a laugh as the maiden heard the sound of shuffling beside her. William now faced her, his eyes wide with fear as his lip trembled. He feared for his life. ''Madam Hendrina, I-I'm bleeding. I am in need of medical attention. May I please receive some?'' William whispered into her ear as he refused to be shown as weak. Ignoring his words, the man's hand gripped tighter upon his torn thigh. The blood continued to ooze out with ease, as his palms were decorated in his own blood. The lump in his throat was swallowed as he stood. He took her silence as a sign he was to be forgotten, to be shunned. William approached the dining hall's door, exiting without an excuse as the princess continued to smile. ''Oh, Zack. Do tell more of your people!'' Hendrina had a deep interest of the Elven as she began using her fingers to massage circles on his shoulder.
Zack blushed faintly and felt his ears twitched slightly."We Elves have a passion for creativity and music and during every full moon,we sing an elven song..."He said as he taped his chin with his finger.
Adoring the faint blush the spread across his facial features as she admired the Prince, the gentle smile on her lips. ''Your people are very interesting,'' She let her words hang in the air by a thread as she moved her hand to cup his cheek. Her cold skin touching his warmth as she smiled. ''Prince Zack.'' Slurring his name with seduction as she chuckled to herself. With the sound of nearing footsteps, they approached with a heavy angered thick air as it burned the tiled floors. ''Madam Hendrina.'' Called a servant. Turning her gaze to the servant, her irises of blue sent a visible shiver down the servant's spine. ''L-Lord William w-was sent to the infirmary,'' The servant began, stuttering over her words. ''If you w-wish, y-you may grant a punishment t-to him.'' The maid continued forth, fidgeting in her place with her fingers as the intense glare only seemed to have the girl melt under pressure. ''Dinner shall be ready shortly. Am I dismissed?'' With the smile of an angel from Hendrina, the maid was relieved she was sent away to resume her duties. ''Now,'' Hendrina's attention redirected itself to Zack. Her gaze occasionally landing itself on Derek as well her thoughts filling her head. ''May I ask why have you yet to ask my hand in marriage? What are your intentions of marrying the princess of Hiria?'' Hendrina's smiled withered much alike to a dying flower as her dark navy lips were pressed into a firm line.
Zack swallowed softly as he rubbed his neck,a sheepishly look on his face."Well....We Elves wanted peace that we had waited for years,since the humans are extinct...but I wanted to get to know you first and I don't want to anger you..."He said softly and blushed more due to her hand being on his cheek,where his marks were located.
Hendrina rubbed her thumb roughly against his cheeks, gazing at his features. The markings on his skin to his facial features, as the maiden frowned. Her lips formed a simple frown, her blue irises boring into her own. She leaned closer to get a better reaction from the prince. ''Oh, dear. Prince Zack, do you fear me? Is that why you don't want me angered? I am a witch. A witch with emotions.'' Hendrina's eyes drifted to the servant as she leaned closer, her lips by his ear. ''I don't bite.'' The maiden whispered having her lips graze his ear as she continued to stare at the servant. Hendrina found that the servant is of use of receiving many emotions from the prince. The emotions she wished to be revealed to her were everything but, good.
"I don't fear you,Princess Hendrina but I just want to stay on your good side...I don't want to anger you and you are a very beautiful woman and I will say that you are able to put me into a trace.."Zack said as he looked at Derek.Derek tensed up slightly and gritted his teeth"I understand that you don't bite, Princess Hendrina..".
''Oh, you find me beautiful? That is such a kind thing for you to say! You're are quite handsome, I cannot lie so your compliment means a lot to me.'' Hendrina smiled as placed her palm upon his shoulder drifting into a position where the Prince's eyes were visible as she licked her lips. ''Prince Zack, tell me a bit about the King and Queen, please,'' Hendrina said, her voice rather demanding than begging for the information. As soon after her statement, servants came into the dining hall, various plates of well-prepared food came. Xavier, the head butler continued forth with his introduction of the meal courses as he eyed the princess suspiciously to her behavior. He wished to know what was going on within her pretty little head. With a smile, he continued to speak, having been ignored by most as the conversation rumbled. The men across the table eyed the princess with hunger eyes, the man who replaced William's position had a smile sprawled on his lips. They were all visible of their high class and interest within Hendrina as expected from the men partaking within the harem.
"I also thank you for your compliment on me as well, Princess Hendrina..The King and Queen,also my parents are the ones who make sure that the fellow elves follow certain rules and also make sure that I know exactly what to do if a rule is broken..."Zack said as he noticed all the other male's staring at Hendrina with nothing but hunger and snorted softly.Derek also noticed the men across the table but didn't really care about them at the moment and focused on Zack and Hendrina.