"I see....I'm not an ordinary elf,I'm a nature elf and I could possibly fix up your garden and take care of it for you,Princess Hendrina.."Zack said as he looked at the tree and then at the leaves on the ground and finally looked at the flowers"So you don't like to be in the castle a lot and want to have some alone time?...I can respect that.. You're a lot like me when I'm always in my castle and not being able to have alone time..".
''No need.'' Hendrina muttered as she continued walking. ''It's full of people with an false facade even I. My facade only hide my sins, understand? Though, being alone frightens me, people are indeed out for the crown. Death is around every corner..'' Hendrina continued until the leaves connected with the heel of her shoe. The grass tickled her ankles as she lifted her dress to keep the dirt from her. ''As of now, if you haven't known, I wish for humans to retake Planet Earth. With that said, many must die.'' Hendrina mumbled, silencing her words with the back of her hand. Her fingers brushed against her dark violet locks that rested just above her eyebrows. The smile across her lips have vanished as if never there.
Zack frowned at her and didn't say anything for a moment before he went beside her."Why do you not smile anymore,Princess Hendrina?Was it something I said that made you not smile anymore?You have a beautiful smile and it,along with your eyes,put me in a trace..."He said as he gently took her hand and slowly went down on one knee,her cold hands tingling his own warm ones as his icy blue/green eyes showed his loyalty and his deep affection for her.Zack then sighed softly before he gently lets go of Princess Hendrina's hand but still remained in his kneeling position.Derek watched from afar as a deep frowned crossed his face but didn't say anything.
The words were caught in her throat as she tried to protest against his questions but, at the compliments, he spoke to her caused her heart to ache. As Hendrina felt the warmth of Zack's hand engulf her cold ones as she felt her heart leap watching his movements. ''Wh-What..'' Hendrina stammered as her face scrunched in anger, a few shades of red tinting her cheeks. With the sudden release of their hands, Hendrina gulped down the lump in her throat. ''Get up from your feet, sir.'' Hendrina's voice was low as she turned on her heel, walking forth. Her cold hands fiddled with the sleeves of her dress as her eyes were glowering down at the ground. Her heart beating with an increased pace as she refused to believe her heart can be one compared to a human's.
Zack watched her walk away before he sighed and stood up."My apologies,Princess Hendrina...."He said, knowing that she won't hear him and turned back to look around at the garden and soon started to sing a soft elven tune.He then touched one of the dead flowers as a green glow came from his hands and the flower was soon brought back to life.Zack soon did the same to the other flowers and got the same effect as the last one.Derek watched with a faint smile on his face,his green eyes glowing brightly.
Hendrina felt the dead grass beneath her feet as she walked towards the bushes. She knew well the guards would be stationed on the outskirts of the garden to give guests who visit a peace of mind. As the breeze blew by, the rustling of the leaves in her ear as she could her the steps of the guards. Her hand touched the branch of the hedges as she felt her lips wishing to cast a spell, just to see. Days of her youthful age where the guards were never stationed were the days where she could see the wildlife but, her own fear of leaving the castle would be one of regret. Retreating her hand back from the branch of the hedge, she took small breaths as she collected her thoughts. ''Tomorrow is always a new day.'' Muttered Hendrina as she gazed at the gray clouded skies.
Zack soon finished with the flowers and soon started to walked towards the tree,a faint green aura surrounding his body.He soon placed a hand on the tree and spoke in elven tongue as his aura glowed brighter and looked down at the dead grass as it began to get it's normal green color back.Zack then looked back at the tree and saw new leaves beginning to grown on the tree.Derek watched in happiness and awe as he saw life quickly coming back to the garden around Zack.
Turning around to face the garden, she saw the life sprout from nothing as she placed a hand on her hip. Her eyebrows furrowed as she saw the life with the flowers. ''Thank you, I do believe it's time to move on. We should head somewhere. Where to next, Prince Zack?'' Hendrina spoke as she looked upwards towards the tree's leaves. The glorious green color seemed to return as Hendrina looked with a frown. Heading towards the doors Hendrina opened them as the guards watched. Eyes full of awe as they looked at their princess. ''Did she do that?'' Whispered one as Hendrina waited for them. ''She is a hedge witch, it's possible. But, who knows? Could be that damned elf.'' Whispered the other. She wasn't surprised at their chatter, it was true it was far out of her character to bring life and not destroy it immediately. It was rightful of Zack to bring joy, much like an elf should do.
"Can we see the library now?"Zack asked as he ignored the guards chatter about him as he glanced back at the garden one last time, mentally praising himself for his work on the garden.Derek hummed as he stared at the garden as his point ears twitched,happy with how the garden was brought back to life.
''Alright. Just to let you know, the library has records dated back to when the humans ruled. Some information is new as well within our generation. It's just full of history of witches.'' Hendrina mused, as she let a small smile grace her lips. ''What would you like to read while we're at the library?'' Hendrina questioned, her gaze going across the two. Her eyes laid themselves onto Derek as she chuckled. ''You seem happy.'' Hendrina commented to the servant.
"I would like to read about when the humans had ruled and I'm also interested in reading about witches"Zack said as he smiled.Derek hummed and looked at Hendrina with a smile"I'm just pleased about what Prince Zack has done today is all"
''I'm glad, you're interested in my kind.'' Hummed Hendrina as she smiled to herself. ''I suppose what Prince Zack had done is worthy to say...good? Expected from an elf.'' Hendrina said as she heard faint footsteps ahead of her. Eyes darting to the path ahead, she could see the raven haired butler as Hendrina lifted her hand. ''Please wait here,'' Hendrina whispered as she approached Xavier. The raven haired man glowered at the princess as he bowed respectfully. The two walked down the hall, little ways from Zack and Derek. As the two turned the corner, Xavier began to speak. ''Lord William is healing in the infirmary mistress. Your mother demands you not leave the guest alone but, handle Lord William's punishment. What do you request to do?'' His words lingered in the tense atmosphere. ''Get rid of him. Send him back to his family. Have the papers make William a fool, but do not tell him. I shall bring him the distressing news.'' Hummed Hendrina as she glanced back towards the guests. ''Don't tell the elves either,'' Hendrina mumbled, as she chuckled. ''Report this to my mother please, Xavier.'' Her smile caused the man to flush, as she brought her lips against his neck, pecking small kisses against the sensitive skin. The servant didn't reject her feathery kisses, as he huffed in displeasure. ''May I leave, ma'am?'' He questioned as Hendrina nodded, leaning against the wall a bit as she watched the Butler go in the opposite direction.
Zack blinked as he watched Hendrina but nonetheless stayed where he was.He watched both the princess and the Raven haired Butler talk to one another but couldn't really hear anything.Derek tilted his head slightly at Princess Hendrina and stayed next to Prince Zack.
With a contentful sigh, Hendrina pushed herself from against the wall as she could feel a smile gracing her lips. Turning the corner once more, Hendrina licked her lips in a way to taste the flavor of Xavier. As Hendrina approached the two, she placed a hand over her heart. ''I do apologize for my sudden leave. It's rude to leave their guests but, I had to make some decisions concerning the harem. After the library visit, do you wish to meet the men within the harem? I can assure you they will be nothing like Lord William.'' Hendrina hummed as she smiled at the two.
"I hope they don't act like Lord William,I don't want to be mocked as an elf....I'm not very good at controlling my temper.."Zack said as he huffed and folded his arms across his chest.Derek hummed and placed a hand on Prince Zack's shoulder"I can assure you that they won't make you lose your temper,sire"