The city of Elyria is the capitol of the kingdom, home of the Fostoria royal line. They live within their palace that overlook the entire city, the largest structure made of white. On the inside, a little girl is running around the large palace gardens. She stops for a moment, then moves behind a tree as if she is hiding from someone. At first, there was silence as she peeks from her hiding spot...but from behind, she is grabbed by the waist with strong hands and lifted into the air.
"Gotcha!" A young man picks up the girl twirling her in hat air, both of them laughing. He does put her down on the ground. "That would be the seventh time I caught you. But, you are getting better at hiding." He grins, trying somewhat to boost her confidence. "We've been playing for ten minutes, why don't we try something else?"
"Ten minutes is not long enough, could we play hide and seek for another?" The girl pleads with him, but he sighs.
"I don't think you want to be caught again, it seems hardly fair."
"Well...ok, let's have a tea party instead." That is something he can agree on. He nods and take her small hands into his as they both walk along the garden. Prince Zaththon sometimes wander into the garden when he has spare time, and to spend time with the little princess. He promised to play with her this day, and so far he has kept it for her. As they were walking, two handmaidens girls found them, giving a slight bow to the royal children.
"Pardon us, Your Highness. Her Majesty, the queen summons the young princess." That means that it is the end of their playtime, and the princess frowns. Zaththon pats her curl dark hair, giving a smile.
"It will have to wait, Mags. I'll play with you later, just be a good girl until then." He whispers to her. She doesn't want to go, but he shook his head. He promise that they would have more time, and that is when she relents and walk with the handmaidens. Zaththon watched her go, and he would have to make some business of his own. Today is a very important day, the anniversary of the Kingdom's foundation. The prince stays out of everyone's way as they worked to make the celebration grand. There will be a ball and everything, and he has to wear a outfit fit for a royal prince.