It was clear that the elder males words had went over his head, why wouldn't they have. He had been guarded and sheltered from such things his entire life, told what he could and couldn't do, what should and shouldn't happen. It was beyond suffocating and it had been the reason he had finally decided to run away from home, it was true he was old enough to be considered an adult in his own right but he still was given the same restrictions to his freedoms form when he was a child. Constant shadows in the shapes of servants, bodyguards, parents and escorts he couldn't bare it anymore. That was before all the traditions and such that he was expected to know and follow to the letter, he understood it came with his family name but it was down right irritating. Up until recently he done what was asked of him without question, he had a good life and was loved, he wanted for nothing in general but that all changed when he seen how much freedom others had to come and go as they pleased. It was something that had been constantly denied unless he was with someone so it was never a true freedom like others had, for that he hated his family name.
Hearing the others words he nodded, it was true they would never approve of anyone in their employ let alone their only son and heir to look a mess. It was unbecoming and showed them in a bad light, he really wanted to get changed out of the clothing he was currently in but he was in a bit of a bind. "Yes, they wouldn't approve in the least bit Sol, but, they aren't here and I trust you won't tell them you've seen me. Right?"
his voice almost pleading the other, he knew the older male held no alliance to him and it would be a waste of time to bribe him, nor would it look good if he tried to dig up some dirt given who he worked for; well that and he had just asked a huge favour. By now his parents would know he was missing and there would be a princes ransom offered for his safe return, he didn't want to go back to his gilded cage. The bars were golden lined with silks and velvet's but it was still a place he didn't want to be now, he wanted to experience the world on his own without any barriers.
The pinked haired youth blushed with embarrassment as he told him that he in fact hadn't been married, that he had been adopted into a new one. "Oh, I see. Well... congratulations on finding a family who love you."
his voice was sincere when he spoke of his congratulations, he had done his homework on the elder male from when he last crossed paths with the other. He had found out that he was born from a noble Midi family who had turned their back on him the moment he rebelled and so joined a dark guild. He could never imagine joining such an evil organisation but when you are alone you have to do as you must to survive he guessed. He had never been in that position so he couldn't judge him on it, even now, he still had unlimited funds and so could get anything he needed. He was just glad that he found his way to a good family and a respectable job, it was a good sign that there was hope for everyone no matter how wayward the soul was. He realised due to the fact he hadn't been married that the latter question was now mute and thus wouldn't be answer "Well there's still time for marriage to a good woman I'm sure."
he said with a warm smile believing it to be true, he knew that there were people who liked the same gender but he himself had been taught that this was wrong, that girls and boys should be together nothing else, so to him his statement was correct.
As the elder male continued to help him get rid of the mud he stepped back not minding the throbbing in his ankles. "Honestly, I can do it myself but thank you."
he said to the black haired male, he wasn't trying to seem ungrateful but it was one of the main reasons he was running from home, he wanted to do things on his own, things that he wouldn't be allowed to experience otherwise. "Why I left is my own business and not something I want to discuss with someone I only knew in a professional manner for maybe a week a few years back."
his voice showed he wasn't going to tell him anything so he may as well drop it, even if he didn't he would just ignore such questions from here on out as it was nothing to do with the taller male at the end of the day, they weren't friends or acquaintances he was just someone that a company sent to talk to his parents about something they wanted shipped, not that much higher than a servant if you asked him. He shook his head at the elder males conclusion, he himself wasn't worried about looking good or bad he just didn't want his family to look bad.
He remembered when a servant had gotten their apron dirty, they were docked an entire weeks wage and told to take a second week unpaid leave as punishment. He knew his parents were loving but they also had an image to maintain, he had a birthday in the past cancelled due to not wanting to wear or appear how they wished. The said that he had been ill so it would be done at a later date and sent out gift bags to the 'friends' who had been invited. He never classed them as friends, how could he, he never spent enough time with them and the time he did spend with them there was always someone looking over his shoulder to make sure they weren't corrupting him he guessed. He stood in the street as he had been asked unaware at what the other had planned for him, moving under a shelter as it started to rain lightly once again. Before long Sol came back and held out a bag to him, he smiled taking it "Thanks, I'll reimburse you if you like. You just need to let me know how much it was."
his voice showed he was thankful that the other had run the errand but he also felt bad as he himself had done it too.
Without looking into the bag he went into the cafe the elder male had been in and asked to use the restroom, the person behind the counter was against it until he paid him to look the other way. Given how much he had just been given he was more than happy to. Moving into the restroom he locked the door and began to undress still fully unaware what was in the bag, his eyes went wide as he seen the highly feminine dress, with ribbons and frills. "He can't be serious! Why would he get this for a boy?"
he questioned to himself, his voice filled with disbelief. He moved backwards and forwards for a good few minutes arguing with himself as to what he should do. On one hand if he dressed in his old clothes and was found he would be in big trouble, but he would be in as much trouble if he wore the dress but at least he would be dressed in an acceptable manner he guessed. After the internal turmoil he started to get dressed in the outfit that had been gotten for him, he felt so humiliated and embarrassed but it was only until the store opened in the morning, right?
He placed his old clothing and shoes into the bag and moved backwards and forwards once more, in the shoes that seemed to have been bought to go with the outfit, now wondering how on earth he was going to get passed the elder male who had bought this for him. After a further five minutes he picked up the bag and walked out of the cafe, no one paying him any mind as he seemed to pass as a girl but he quickly tried to get out of the area and away from Sol. He had to wonder if the elder black haired male had done this on purpose, well of course he did. It wasn't exactly like a suit could be mistaken for a dress unless you were blind, but then you would have someone in store help you for such a thing. He now wondered what exactly he had done to deserve the foul treatment that he had been given by the other, had he done wrong to him the first time they met and forgotten about it? He honestly couldn't remember but it couldn't have been worthy of this humiliation he was sure even if he had.
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