Even though Trellis was still a little mad from getting a surprise haircut, he wasn't upset with Navin or Emily anymore. In fact, he couldn't quite get used to his cropped hair, so he was constanly looking at himself in the mirror. He started to think that he looked rather hansome. It was different, and it wasn't as bad as he thought it would be.
In order to get revenge on Emily, he teamed up with Navin and demised a plan based off of what was said out on the deck. Navin grabbed a peice of paper and told Trellis to write because Emily would most likely recognize her brother's hand-writing. The Elf Prince wasn't that great with words, so Navin told him to write, "Emily, you don't have to be upset and hide that you like me, because truhtfully, I kind of like you too. Maybe we can be more than friends after this whole thing blows over? -Trellis". Later that day, Navin went into Emily's room and put the note on her desk. This was bound to make her mad.
Emily returned to her room after training so she could prepare for bed. She noticed a peice of paper on her desk, and picked it up out of curiosity. As she was reading, her face burned with rage and embarassment. How could he say something like this?! She tried to explain it to him, but he's just so arogant! She was ready to punch that jerk!
Ignoring the fact that she was in her pajamas, she stormed around the ship until she found him sitting at the back with his legs dangling over the edge of the deck. She swiftly walked up to him and punched him the face. He jumped up in defense and said, "What was that for?!"
She shouted, "I can't believe you'd be that stupid!" Then she threw the note at him and he caught it, trying to read. His face showed no expression as his eyes moved over the letters. When he finished reading, he glanced at her and smirked.
"What are you laughing about?!" she asked him, fed up over his annoying reaction.
He smiled, saying, "How can you think I would right this? I'm not the romantic type." Then he crumpled it up and threw it off the ship. She stared at him in confusion and his smile got bigger.
Then it dawned on her that it was probably Navin who came up with this, and she stopped her foot and face-palmed.
"What?" Trellis asked.
"I just realized something."
"That you're in love with me?"
Her head shot up and he laughed. "No, you idiot! This was a prank!"
"I already knew that."
She growled at him and clenched her fists. She started going back to her room but he said, "Emily! Wait."
"What?" she replied angrily.
"Just because this was a prank doesn't mean that what the note said isn't true."
They stared at each other for a moment. "I thought you wanted me to stay out of all of this."
"I'm just trying to protect you."
"But you're like an adult to me, not a peer."
"I don't remember that stopping anyone."
"How can you even think about that?! Just... just... leave me alone!" Then she walked off and felt sick knowing that her first enemy might actually like her.
Trellis didn't really know where all that fluff came from. It was disappointing to know that she didn't feel the same, but he understood that he was more like a brother figure to her instead of someone she could love. He wasn't much to love, anyway. Her reaction was entertaining and slightly painful; it was overkill. Maybe he shouldn't have said anything.