Lili stands at my side, but she cannot enter. I am the young prince of Denmark, her Hamlet reincarnated through the power of grail poison, and this invitation is addressed to me. The large double doors await my push. Lucian does not condone my entering, but if there's one thing watching webcams has taught me it's that there is no free will; some conflicts are inescapable, no matter how much you procrastinate.
I enter. Nobody is in sight. My life becomes a question of how quickly I can pull my knife from my belt.
The prince’s voice seeps in through ventilation ducts with a cloud of fog:
I am Lil’ Prince Hamberg: revealer of the House of Toe, dropper of bombs, Ender of battles, fellow banished, fellow shamed.
After what feels like an eternity, he appears.
The best way I can describe him is by having you imagine a boss in a game, whom if you lose to, your PlayStation breaks.
I am sorry, he says, telling me he was driving.
I tell him I can understand that.
Are you a girl, or a talented young man? he asks.
I am the worrier in literature.
I drive a white car. I am the shepherd of spirits. A psychopomp.
He nods, and says thanks for coming.
He tells me that he doesn’t bear me any ill will. That he was fed fake information, and that said person will pay for what they tried to do in time.
But for now, I apologize for all that, he says. Lets start over. I wasn't lying about being your ally if you actually meant anything of the sort.
I tell him it is refreshing to hear this.
I believe in keeping the world interesting, he says. I get bored see? When i’m bored I become murderous and people get hurt. So in a way it's almost like i’m doing all of you a favor by being me, because if I wasn't me I would be much worse. Also I'm interested in getting to know you as well, you seem interesting which is relieving. But that aside.....heh, no I think that's all Ill say for now.
For the record, usually when I start talking to people they're worried i’ll attack them like I did with toe. I don't operate like a snaek, if I wish you dead I will be sure to let you know. How else could I put on a show for it? Life is a stage to me, and I am it's director. Finding interesting people who make up characters in my head is my job.
I have a quote for you by the way \\"There is no contræl, without influænce. Just as there is no frædom, without powær.\\" -Anonymæs? it is a statement that I live by as I want both control and freedom. that's what my idea of king is.
I am vengeful for one of two reasons mostly as you might learn if you havent already. In my head it's one thing to not be interesting, but it's another to attempt to make others boring like yourself. That is a sin that I do not tolerate, such was the case with toe. "you cannot do this, you cannot do that. such and such is immoral and should not be allowed" That goes against my ambition of wanting to keep the world interesting. And the only reason I won't attack someone for just being boring is because if that was the case I would never get a moments rest LOL. The state of the majority of the little planet we call earth bores me to tears being satisfied with no madness in their life. I aim to fix that. As for the other reason, I have no qualms about being vicious if attacked. Such was what I thought the case with you was, but unfortunately was mislead (said person has been dealt with by the by).
Allies simply means that really, if war breaks out then I would like you to be my poet. More so if someone attacks you or wishes a war against you I will allow you to consider me a moveable pawn if the game is interesting enough.
All that said however I am not all hate, bibles. I have a kind side which im sure you will also become familiar with.
I tell him that I will be his poet as much as I am anyone else's. For I am ello's poet; the lord's mouthpiece.