Kingdom of Crestoria! 30
Duncan snickered hearing her belly roar from hunger and took a step closer to the princess. Turned towards the window he didn’t notice her face look back right at him. He just stood there with that forced smile to hide his nerves. Eyes shut tight and his fingers scratching behind his head.
He never was any good talking to girls, unable to listen he would just lose focus and stare with a flustered grimace. Shy and silent he would walk the streets to and from school. Counting the tiles or maybe the seconds it took to show the tip of his shoe with each step. Nobody knew what went on in his mind. Grades were all so, so.
The looks might have been something if he worked on it, but he never really cared. Hair was all over the place and droopy eyes deprived from sleep as he had spend another night playing games. Friends could be counted on a single finger.
Garry was the only one who would get words tumbling from Duncan’s lips and was always full of energy. He knew the other side of Duncan, when in game. If one would think he would become the complete opposite you would be mistaken.
No. Duncan was able to just talk freely.
Though he never been in a situation with a girl and a princess at that. It made him uneasy and unsure what he could say and do. Clearly he would not want to be on her bad side.
Looking down to his right he seen the seats and set down, slowly getting comfortable and find the princess looking his way. ‘Did I do something…’ His head swiffled left and right rubbing his hand underneath his body to see if he might have sat on something.
“You are weird!” The princess just blurred it out before returning back to her earlier position and look outside. “Do you think also think I am the ‘Raging Princess’ like many of them call me? I do know that nickname that has been given before.”
If the situation could have become any more awkward it was at this time. As it put Duncan in a very dangerous place.
‘I never heard of that nickname. It does suit her. No, no. I cannot think like that. What to do?’
Memories of his childhood shot through his mind. A mother and a child always smiling. He knew he could just say anything without getting them angry. This princess sure puts him in a corner.
“I never heard of such name…”
I was quickly interrupted by a knock on the door and Cartoo entering holding up a plate of food in front him he quickly placed on the table between us.
“Thank you Cartoo.”
-“You was saying…” Her voice sure knew how to set a dark and ominous mood. As if she knew I was going to say something about her attitude. And to be honest she wasn’t wrong.
Duncan swallowed and took a deep breath.
To be Continued…