Josh doesn't have enough directness in his life. Let's fix that. Amaya: "Yes they are." Josh blushes. Joshua: "Anyway, we should get going." And with that, he escapes out the door. Jan yells at him to wait and hurries after him. Roberto: "Did he hurt his pride a little?" Wilfred: "Looks like..." Eh, it's good for him. Edward: "I wonder if it has anything to do with Miss Amaya?" Amaya: "Huh? With me?" Roberto: "That is a possibility." Leonardo cuts in. Wait, that pause before "favorite"... OH MY GOD, HE'S ASKING IF JOSH IS SLEEPING WITH HER! The other three exchange glances. Amaya: (Favorite...?) It's okay, sweetie. Don't worry about it. Roberto grins. Roberto: "You're half right." WHUT Leonardo: "Huh?" Amaya: (What...?) Roberto: "She's not just a favorite of Prince Joshua's, but us as well. Right Edward? Wilfred?" Aaaand he makes it sound like she's sleeping with all of them. Thanks for that, Roberto. Truly. The other two nod. I hate you all. Edward: "She has a positive influence on us, and I am sure it is the same for Prince Joshua." Hate. You. All. Leonardo: "Influence..." Goddamnit. Amaya: (Huh...? What is he...?) She shivers as she stares at Leonardo's face. Thanks guys. He's going to skin her in her sleep, you know. Later that day, Josh has taken Leonardo and Amaya to the boarding school where the royalty and nobility of Dres Van send their children. Leonardo is looking around curiously. Leonardo: "So this is what it looks like on the inside." Joshua: "You've been here before though? Leonardo: "You're thinking of the central university." Joshua: "Oh, that's right." Leonardo: "So this is where you went to school. It seems like a good place to learn." JOSH DOESN'T KNOW WHAT SLEET IS. Or how to social. Yeah, it's a great school. *snerk* Amaya: (I had known that Prince Joshua must have gone to school like the rest of us, but it's still a bit strange seeing it like this.) An elderly man approaches them and Jan apologizes for the intrusion. The man smiles at them. Amaya: (He calls him Joshua?) Amaya and Jan are a bit confused, but Josh responds cheerfully and shakes his hand. Joshua: "It is good to see you, sir!" Who are you, and what have you done with Josh? Amaya: (Is he his teacher...?) Teacher: "Hahaha, you've gotten so big!" Joshua: "Please..." The man glances over at Leonardo and a strange look crosses his face. Teacher: "Aren't you Nerwan's...?" Leonardo bows. Leonardo: "I am Leonardo, prince of Nerwan Kingdom. It is a pleasure to meet you." Teacher: "You are too kind. I see, so you are having these kind of exchanges between the two kingdoms now we have a peace treaty?" Joshua: "Now? We've been meeting like this for a while, right Prince Leonardo?" Leonardo: "Yes. I think we have started to depend on one another a bit too much." Amaya: (What is it, this feeling...? They seem to be having fun together...so why do I suddenly feel anxious?) It's just impending doom. DOOOOOOOOOOM! Teacher: "Things that seem to be a while ago for a young pair like yourselves seem like just yesterday to me." The teacher laughs and turns back to Josh. Teacher: "You seem to have mellowed a bit, Joshua." He looks surprised. Joshua: "I have?" Teacher: "You used to anger so easily... It was hard to deal with you." Joshua: "That was never my intention..." Amaya feels herself go all warm and fuzzy. (No, really.) Teacher: "I guess time has rubbed your corners off a bit." While Josh is busy being embarrassed, Leonardo oozes his way over to Amaya and whispers in her ear. Amaya: "Huh?" Leonardo: "Is that this positive influence you have on people that the others told me about?" Amaya: "Of course not..." WHY DO YOU KEEP ASKING THAT?! So creepy... Amaya: (What is my...?) WHERE IS THE "NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS" ANSWER?!