I rolled out of my king size bed and sleepily let the servants dress me. I was about to head to the music room where I'd normally have my breakfast, when one of my servants stopped me.

"Excuse me, young master, but your father requests you eat in the dining room this morning."

"Fine. Tell him I'll be there in a moment."

"Yes, sir." He scurried off and left me alone. I sighed as I ran my hand through my hair. If he wants me to eat with him, that most likely means he's angry. And I'll have to talk to Elizabeta as well. She's a good person, but I'm not sure I want to marry her. Of course, it's not like I have a choice.

When I arrived, at the dining room, Elizabeta was chatting happily with my father while he slowly ate his food, probably not listening to a word she said.

"Good morning, Father."

"Roderich." A servant offered me the seat next to my father. Knowing he would be angry if I didn't, I sat down obediently.

"I suppose you are wondering why I called you here."

"Yes, Father." He placed his sliver wear neatly next to his plate and put hands in his lap.

"Send them in." The closest servant left and came back moments later two men. "Roderich, these are the new servants, Ludwig and Gilbert." The first one was a burly man with slicked back blonde hair and blue eyes. "He will be working in the gardens, while Gilbert," He gestured to the second man, "Will be your personal servant." Gilbert smirked. He had shimmering silver hair and wild red eyes.

"Is that all, Father?"


"If you don't mind, I'll be going now."

"Ah! Roderich!" Elizbeta reached her hand to try and stop me.

"Not now, Elizabeta."

Gilbert's POV-

"You are dismissed." The old man in the fancy chair waved his hand as if he was swatting flies. Ludwig and I started toward the servant's quarters.

"Hey, did you see how cute the young master is? Almost like little bird."

"Gilbert, don't tell me you-"

"But he's such a prissy boy. You know what, West?"

"What?" He said in that boringly monotone "I-don't-really-care-but-what" voice.

"I want to see more of him."

"Don't get carried away, Gilbert."

"Why would I? I'm so awesome, there's no doubt in my mind he'll open up to me." Ludwig sighed and face palmed.