Got an Odd Way of Greeting
Matthew glanced around. "Dammit, where'd that seagull get to?" he said to himself while trying not to fall over into the sand.
Just before he gave up, he heard a noise from a small part of the beach, hidden by a large rock.
He carefully approached the rock and peered around it surprised with what he saw.
There was a man with silvery-colored hair and pale skin wearing only a black shirt and gray pants, both of which hung loosely on him. He was leaning on the wall, his head down.
Matthew carefully entered the area and approached the man.
"Excuse me...are you....okay?" he asked, reaching a hand out to touch the man's shoulder.
The man raised his head slightly but just enough that Matthew could see his eyes.
They were blood red.
Matthew jerked his hand back, his own eyes wide.
The man raised his head more to look at Matthew.
"Uhm...Uhm...w-who are you?" Matthew asked.
The man opened his mouth as if to speak but no words came out.
"Oh...you can't talk?" Matthew asked.
The man paused and nodded almost sadly.
Matthew didn't want to be rude about the color of the man's eyes.
Even though the color reminded him of the eyes he had seen in his nightmares recently.
What brought Matthew out of his thoughts was the man embracing him in a hug, resting his chin on Matthew's shoulder.
"Uhhhhhhmm...." Matthew said, his face turning red from the contact.
This guy was so strange....but at least he wasn't trying to grope Matthew's chest like one of the servants, Im Yong Soo did.
From behind the rock, Tonio was mad.
"I told him, Prince Matthew doesn't like contact so that doesn't mean hug him." He hissed.
Raivis clung to the rock in an attempt not to splash so much.
Matthew pushed Gil off of him seconds later, his face red.
"Okay um...I'll bring you up to the castle. I'm sure Arthur won't mind there being a guest." Matthew said, holding his hand out to Gil.
Gil gently took it in his and Matthew began to walk him back up to the castle.
Gil glanced over his shoulder to give the hidden three a wave as he was led away.
"Vell who thinks he's done for?"
"Not me. Gil is going to do...whatever he needs to do."
"H-he needs to have that guy kiss him for love in less than five days." Raivis explained.
"We got a lot of work ahead of us, Amigos."
Matthew led the man up the stairs to the castle. Upon reaching the door, he was met by one of the servants, Michelle.
Michelle was only a few months older than the twin Princes so the three had grown up together.
Matthew always thought of her as a sister since she was one of the few servants who remembered him.
"Oh, good morning, Prince Matthew." she said, upon seeing him then seeing the man Matthew was leading. "Who is your friend?"
"Um...I found him on the beach. He can't speak so I don't know who he is." Matthew explained.
Michelle didn't seem bothered by the man's odd appearance and smiled.
Matthew gently tugged on the man's hand and led him inside the castle, stopping upon spotting his brother and Arthur arguing near the staircase.
"-I won't meet another bratty Princess that only wants me for my looks, Arthur!" Alfred was heard screaming.
"Wha-?! Arthur said in response. "It anyone is being bratty, its you Alfred!"
Alfred raised his hand like he was going to smack Arthur when he was stopped by the strange man who gripped his arm in an almost iron grip.
"What the-?!" Alfred managed to get out.
The man managed to flip Alfred onto his back and GLARED down at Alfred.
"Oh my word..." Arthur gasped out.
"Oh no! Are you okay, you didn't have to do that!" Matthew cried, running over to see if the man was hurt.
The man grinned at him.
"Well...Prince Matthew, who is your-um...friend?" Arthur asked.
"I-I don't know Arthur...I found him on the beach. He c-can't talk but he seems to really like me." Matthew explained as the man kept staring at him.
"Well I can say, Alfred might be an idiot...but surprisingly no one has worked up the nerve to do...THAT to him." Arthur said. "I'll let your new friend stay here. Maybe he has amnesia or something."
Matthew led the man on a tour of the castle. Eventually leading him to the kitchen.
"Oh bonjour Matthieu~!" greeted the cook upon spotting Matthew and his friend. He appeared to be a lot younger than expected for a cook but he made dishes that were never bad.
"And this is our cook, Francis Bonnefoy." Matthew explained to the man.
"Who iz thiz, Matthieu?" Francis asked, raising an eyebrow.
"Uhm...He's someone I found on the beach...I don't know his name." Matthew said.
"Well I'm sure it'll come to him in due time." Francis said. "Its a pleasure to meet you Sir. Chef Francis Bonnefoy at your service."
Francis gave a bow.
The man gave a nod in response.
Gil was trying oh so very hard not to hug Prince Matthew. He had freaked the blond out by hugging him and didn't want to frighten him anymore.
He stared at Matthew as they continued along.
Gil wanted nothing more than to hug the timid blond but was trying not to as of now.
Gil raised his eyes up at the light stone wall and stopped when his eyes fell on a painting.
The painting was of a beautiful woman with light blond hair and light violet eyes. She was in a meadow scene, smiling and holding her stomach which was covered by wrinkled red dress.
Matthew realizing he had stopped had approached Gil to see the painting.
"That was mine and Alfred's Mother. She died after we were born." he explained.
Gil glanced at him, blinking and then glanced up at the painting.
"Well...you can tell I get most of my looks from her. Its one of the reasons why the older servants don't try to remember me. Its because I look like the dead Queen." Matthew said.
Gil reached his hand down and clasped Matthew's hand in his.
Matthew raised his gaze at Gil and smiled.
Maybe the awesome him could get to know this lovely Matthew a bit longer.