Sadness with Regrets
'Roderich?' Gil mouthed, red eyes still wide.
"Gil...Your brother, Roman has...died.
Gil dropped to his knees, hair still wet from the rain.
The rain water was joined by tears dripping out of his eyes.
He covered his face with his hands, giving silent sobs.
Matthew hands were on his mouth.
"Oh my god..."
Matthew got down to the floor with Gil and hugged him tightly.
"Its okay...I'm here to help you, okay?" Matthew whispered.
Matthew glanced up at the man with brown hair and asked, "Who are you?"
"Uhm...My name is Roderich, I'm a close er...acquaintance of Gil here."
Arthur stood there with his eyes shut as he mumbled, "...this castle is cursed to have so much grief."
Matthew carefully pulled Gil to his feet.
"I'm taking him back to his room. Arthur, please give Mister Roderich here a room please..." Matthew said as he walked Gil to his room.
Roderich sighed, glancing at himself in the mirror seeming surprised to see himself.
"I'll go call one of the Servants. Please stay here." Arthur said as he left the room.
Tonio flew out of his hiding place and landed beside Roderich.
"Amigo, is that you?" he asked.
Roderich gave a nod.
"Why are you human?"
Roderich groaned, leaning his head back.
"I might've lied to King Germia and said Gil was taken onto land by Pirates. He said I'm in charge of getting him back to matter what and then I found myself like this on the beach." Roderich said, motioning to his human body.
"Is it true...about Gil's brother?" Tonio asked.
Roderich nodded his head sadly.
"Ja...when I returned, I found Lili crying and she told me Roman had died."
"What about the other two Princes?"
"Ludwig is hiding his feelings over the death of his twin and Vash...well Vash is pretending that he doesn't care but even he can't hide his sadness. They might've not have been that close but...its still his bruder."
Tonio went to say something but retreated back to his hiding place upon hearing someone approaching.
Roderich sighed, keeping his head down when a hand tapped his shoulder.
"Helló?" came that all too familiar voice of servant girl, Elizabeta.
Roderich glanced up at her, eyes wide.
She gave him a smile and continued, "My name is Elizabeta. You must be Roderich. I'll show you to your room."
She offered her hand to Roderich who hesitantly accepted it.
As Elizabeta dragged him along, Roderich couldn't help remember his last conversation with King Germia.
"Sire...are all humans really that bad?"
"Roderich...you know this...Humans are murderous beings who only seek to gain amusement from sea creatures."
Roderich's face became pink from remembering the way this human that was currently pulling his arm had treated him.
She respected him as if he were human.
She was one of the few humans who were proving King Germia wrong.
When he arrived, he had witnessed one human fishing but when a fish was wrangled the human looked at it and let it go if it was too small.
Some had compassion and cared about sea creatures.
Elizabeta stopped in front of door.
"This is your room Sir. Also um...not to be rude or anyzhing, have we met? You seem familiar."
Roderich froze up for a second before replying with, "Maybe...The vorld has a funny vay of doing zhat."
"Goodnight Mister Roderich." she said, bowing and leaving the hall.
Roderich groaned, opening the door and hoping Gil was okay elsewhere.
Gil couldn't help but cry.
He felt so bad because the last thing he said to Roman was so bad and he couldn't take it back now.
Matthew was hushing him and rubbing his shoulder in an attempt to calm him.
Gil stared up at Matthew and sighed.
"I understand what your going through..."
Gil stared up at him.
"...my Father died two years ago...so...you don't have to worry...I understand what your going thro-"
Gil wrapped his arms around Matthew's neck yanking him down to Gil's chest, hugging him tightly.
"M-maple..." he squeaked out.
Gil leaned his head back, staring up at the ceiling.
Third day wasted for nothing.