The Royaℓ Agendα♥ ♥ ♥ кαι∂єη яуσυ σƒ ƒαєℓιѕ Kaiden stared as she watched him through the mirror, two female attendants fixing her elaborate hairstyle. He shifted from one foot to another impatiently, Did you want something, he sighed, "Mother?""If you're not going to say anything, I'm going to leave." he was getting tired of waiting for her reprimand. He wasn't going to change his clothes. The celebration would begin in a short while. "It's my birthday, anyway," he continued sharply, not giving her a chance to scold him, "I should be able to wear whatever I want." He ran a restless hand through his dark red hair, messy and tousled as always and sighed at his mother's face through the mirror. She couldn't turn to look at him and he was rather happy. It wasn't as bad to see her disappointment through glass. It wasn't as real. Kaiden gave her a small smile to reassure her, "Just this. I won't do anything else." He explained. He knew his mother was on edge. She probably thought he would ruin the party. Apparently traditional balls were just as important as his parents' pride as royalty. He hadn't been planning to ruin the celebration; it was his birthday after all. The Queen sighed and waved a hand in the air dismissively, "You misunderstood me, Kaiden Ryou." she always spoke as if she was addressing her people instead of her youngest son. It made Kaiden break into half a grin, bemused by his own thoughts. Why was his mother such an aristocrat? "Your cousin is here. Is that your doing?" Her eyes stared at him darkly through the glass and he couldn't help himself. He grinned at her and winked. "Well mother, you do know how much I love--" She cut him off, obviously irritated. She was still having a long feud with the Faeryans so Kaiden having invited his cousin Lorelei was something she wasn't going to accept. Even if it was his birthday party. "You're irrational, do you even consider our feelings towards that child?" Kaiden's eyes narrowed. If there was anyone irrational, it had to be his mother. Her recent argument with her sister-in-law, Lorelei's mother, was over something akin to who had the better computerized home system. He thought it was a stupid reason to fight with relatives. "Your feelings are stupid. You're fighting over technology." He turned to leave. He had seen his mother's shocked reactions to his crude honesty before. "And mother?" he called from the door, smirking, "I wasn't the one who invited Rika." With that, he took a dashing bow for effect and hurried downstairs. Most likely his siblings were already in the large ballroom. A chat would be nice just as the guests arrived. He grinned. He was definitely in the mood for a party! ℓσяєℓєι яιкα σƒ ƒαєяуα Lorelei turned to look at the ballroom. As the Faelis siblings clustered about the stage where their parents would be seated on decorated thrones, she pulled off her head phones and looked around. Whoever they were paying to decorate this place was doing an awesome job. It looked like a medieval ball room, complete with hanging chandeliers and pretty curtains on the windows. Lorelei closed her eyes and imagined what an authentic medieval ball might be like. She'd dance with a handsome stranger and twirl across the floor-- yeah right. She snickered at her own imagination and shrugged. She didn't really care much of the magic of a royal ball. She was here because she didn't want to be. She rolled her eyes as the workers hurried out and opened the large doors. Those doors were above, on the balcony from which an enormous two-sided staircase led into the front of the ballrooms. Normal guests would stroll down the elegant staircase and into the sparkling ball room. Lorelei turned to look at the Faelis siblings again. Before she went crazy thinking of all the kinds of guests there would be and all the fun they could have, she needed to see the King & Queen. Her mother had specifically instructed her to wear something plain. Now, she just had to show the Faelis Queen that she was underdressed for her son's party. Just to get on the older woman's nerves, of course. Lorelei grinned, putting her hands on her hips. Where was birthday boy anyway? She thought of pulling out her cell phone and calling him, but she'd left everything except her headphones and mp3 upstairs in Kaiden's room. She'd used it as an excuse to see him before getting ready, but he hadn't been there. She was thinking coordinating colors with their outfits would bother all the girls and make some mischief, but even that idea was useless now that she was already dressed. One of the Queen's attendants came by to offer to take her headphones and mp3 away for the time being, as the ball was soon to commence. Lorelei thought of giving her a stare and refusing, but she couldn't cause trouble just yet. She handed the two things over and sighed, looking around. As the remainder of the royal family strode into the ballroom in glamour, she felt a little out of place. After they had arrived, the guests slowly poured in through the doors above the staircases.