Leaves crunched under boots as the nobleman made his way towards the palace. The golden palace gleaming in the sun. The boy stopped at the gates, searching the area with his leaf green eyes. Passing by, he had the guards open up the two double doors that connected to the throne room.
The throne room was magnificent, white pillars carved to look like trees held up the roof that looked as if itself was the universe. The makeshift stars gleaming down on him. A long green carpet made its way from the entrance all the way to a high dias. That dias had a golden throne and on that golden throne was the Queen.
The Queen seemed imitating at first, her appearance made her look like such. Her raven black hair pulled back into a bun. Her soft grey eyes watching his every move with a certain sweetness. The blue flames flickering a blue light against her satin dress, which was dripping with sapphires that hung from her blue sash. Which was tied around her waist. Even her silver crown seemed to look blue.
The boy took off his green cloak and bowed before her.
“ Greetings mother. “
The Queen smiled softly “ Why hello my dear boy. “ Her gaze became worried “ Darling, I was starting to worry that maybe those Earthlings ate you up. Are you ok? “ she asked.
“ No ma, they have not.. “ Neel held out his cloak towards one of the pillars, in a flash a guard took it and disappeared quickly. “ But thanks for worrying-- “
“ Are you finally coming back and living here again? “ His mother asked, with a hint of hope in her voice.
“ No I am just visiting.. “
The Queen sighs “ Why won’t you give up exploring that realm and saty here to do your princely duties..? “
The prince hesitated “ W-Well about that.. I was going to ask if maybe i could be relieved of my princely duties.. “
The Queen stared at him for what seemed to be a long time..before throwing back her head and laughing. “ Oh darling that was funny~ “
Prince Neel cleared his throat, looking solemn. “ Im serious mo-Your majesty..I don’t want to be a prince any longer. “
“ ….YOU WHAT?! “ She roared.
“ I-I can explain mother! Um-.. “
“ Don’t you dare tell me you have gotten attached to that miserable realm! “ She hisses.
“ Well, yes but- “
“ YOU ARE GOING TO BE KING SOON! HOW DARE YOU! I SHOULD DESTROY THE REALM RIGHT THIS MINUTE! “
“ No please! Mother i have friends in that realm! Even.. “ he looked down “..even loved ones. “
The Queen paused, tilting her head at him, she asked curiously. “ loved ones? “
“ Yes. “ he whispers, his heart starts to ache.
“ The one you love better be royalty, my prince. “ Her eyes narrowed.
“ Um maybe….but..he might like someone else.. “
“Then why not take him for yourself?- “
Neel growls, his green eyes hardened “ NO!! People aren’t property! You don’t just see something you like and take it! People on Earth are free. They make their own choices.. “ He swept his arm up, pointing towards the closed doors. “ Unlike this realm we live in where we royalty see something, take it, and keep it forever? That’s not how its works in life! “
The Queen seemed speechless and shocked at his sudden outburst.
He continued his tone softened “ I...I want to live on Earth..please.. “ He whispers. “ So then I can be with the ones that I have grown to love..to be with.. “
The Queen’s eyes seemed to be moist, trying not to cry she whispers softly “ As you wish, you are no longer my son or a prince on Earth but you will always be royal in this very realm..-- “
“-Also..Go find love, only then will you be able to come back to this realm..Goodbye my precious Jewel.. “
‘Go find love? It isn’t easy as you think Mother, but i will try to be wise and let this broken heart of mine guide me once more.’
With that he took his green cloak and appeared on Earth again, going home to his mansion.
Not a prince on earth but a prince in his realm...