Prince Jaxton Hardin of SliabhLocation;
Abhainn BallroomInteracting With;
Princess Elaisse @FernStone
, Lady Julianna @HushedWhispers
To say that Jaxton was pleased to get out of that certain area was an understatement. Getting away from all the nobles of Abhainn was a good thing. They were led to their chambers soon after, and understandably, his room was right next to his sister's and a room away from his parent's. The room they had provided for them was rather grand - something that was understandable considering their status as royals. Anything less would have been disrespectful. He was sure that his parents had an even more extravagant room than his. It made him uncomfortable, however, as this still wasn't his room that was decorated with various books about the history of the land and whatno, and trinkets he had received whenever he went out of town.
The room was unfamiliar, and it felt like he was entering unknown territory. He wasn't sure if he would be able to sleep comfortably in such a case. His eyes roamed the room. There was a single bookcase there that held rather interesting titles - but he will judge those later. Off to the side was the suit he will be wearing to the party later. Ah yes, the party. It shouldn't be too bad. All the focus would be on his parents and Lady Julianna, not him and Elaisee. "I have to brush up on my respectful speech. Mother will kill me if I don't."
He muttered to himself with a light chuckle.
As the time of the party drew closer, he dressed himself rather quickly and made sure to make his unruly, curly hair as presentable as possible. He had no idea where he got this trait from, but he was pretty sure that his grandfather from his mother's side was at fault for it. Once done, he headed outside and noticed some of the guards posted near his parents' room. He waited there for a while before the rest of his family finally came out of their own rooms and then headed down the hall together - towards the ballroom.
His eyes gravitated outside when the fireworks had started, a smile on his face. It had been a while since he had seen fireworks, since they were very rare. Jaxton was beside his mother as they admired the light lighting up the night sky. The multitude of colored lights mixed with their presentation was amazing, and Jaxton felt like he wanted to see more when it had ended.
He made sure that he was beside Elaisse the whole time they were in that party. Jaxton knew how she hated being around crowds - and there were a lot of people in this party. Thankfully, they had juice being passed around for the younger ones and Jaxton quickly swiped two glasses from a passing waiter and then gave one to Elaisse. "Not alcohol, but I suppose it'll do the trick."
He said with a rather light chuckle following it. He didn't need to stand stiffly and avoid speaking loudly now that they were here. While it would run the risk of people overhearing him, it wasn't exactly a bad thing now was it? As he suspected, not many had come to them and most were simply there to greet the young royals. After all, Jaxton was going to ascend to the throne at some point, hopefully, so might as well try to create relations now right?
Jaxton's eyes were drawn to their aunt just in time to see her motioning for them. He looked around uncertainly until he finally got that she was, as predicted, calling for them. "Well, let's see what our aunt wants from us."
He told his sister as he placed his now empty glass onto a passing waiter's tray. He tugged on his sister's hand to make sure that she knew she should follow as well before making his way to where Lady Julianna had sat.
Before he could speak, however, he heard his mother's unmistakable voice call out to Lady Julianna, however, it wasn't as steady as usual. "She seems to have drunk quite a few, hasn't she? Should I be worried?"
He muttered to those around him. Admittedly, however, it would be fun to see their mother letting her hair down. After all, she was rather stiff and it may be good for her to loosen up.
He then looked back at Lady Julianna and then said, "You look beautiful, Aunt Julia. Is that a gift from King Maddox?"
It certainly wasn't anything he has seen before, though this was just guessing so far. He wasn't exactly knowledgeable about the undoubtedly large wardrobe that his aunt had. His lips formed a grin when she mentioned her plans for the three of them tomorrow. "I'd be down for that. It's high time I enjoyed the view of Abhainn. How about you Ela?"
He turned to his sister. Should she refuse, he would have to do so as well. While it was fine back in their kingdom, Jaxton wasn't exactly comfortable in letting his sister wander around alone - even if it was in the confines of her own room - when it came to the kingdom they hadn't even visited before.