“It’s a beautiful song.”
“Yes, it is, Princess Priya.” Luka felt his cheeks flush red, but he tried very hard not to show his embarrassment. He was suffering from low self-esteem recently especially after he started to develop a slight affection for the princess.
“Would you please just call me Priya?” The princess smiled. “Friends do not need formalities. Besides, I’m in my pyjamas, so I don’t look exactly like a princess now.”
“Thank you, Pri…Priya.” He still felt a bit surreal to be friends with a princess, a true royalty. Yaira and Anzelm were heiress and heir of the richest families in the world, of course they made friends with royalties, or the royalties tried their best to please them. He was very fond of Yaira and Anzelm, however, deep down in his heart, he wanted to be more like Nad, who was always happy and willing to express his true feelings.
“Are you OK, Luka? You seem a little bit distracted.” Priya asked with concern.
“I am alright, Pri…Priya,” desperately trying to have a conversation with the princess and not being awkward, Luka said, “I am very happy to be here. Thank you for inviting me.”
“You should thank Yaira instead. She’s a very generous hostess.”
“I mean, I love being with you…guys.” Luka was totally shock by himself but he managed to “mend” his sentence at the last moment.
“Me too! I am glad to be here!” Without noticing Luka’s embarrassment, Priya was immersing herself in happiness. “This is the first time I have quality time with my best friends. I really enjoy my freedom on this island.”
For the first time, Luka looked at the girl he adored in her eyes, “I wish you happy everyday.” He said sincerely. Suddenly he realized nothing was more important than her well being, although he might not be able to tell her his feelings at all.
“Do you know you have beautiful eyes?” Priya somehow felt the weight in his words, but she figured it was not the right time, yet.