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Joshua V. Kingsley

"I am the self-elected protector of my siblings."

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a character in “Neverland's Fall”, as played by aarondalea

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“I can be anyone I want for the safety of my siblings.”




Theme

Yeah Yeah Yeahs || Heads Will Roll
The Three Jenerators || Mystery Man (ft. Jack White)
Sleeping At Last || Dreamlife
Queens of the Stone Age || No One Knows



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Nickname
Josh | Vernon | Vern
"Vernon is my...most unfortunate middle name."

Age
17

Gender
Male

Race
Children of the Sea

Role
The Eldest Kingsley Child
“I must protect my younger sister and brother since our parents are not here with us. If anything bad happens to them…”

Face Claim
Saruhiko Fushimi- K Project




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“The oldest child tends to shoulder the heavier burden.”



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Hair Color
Dark Blue
“Contrary to what most think, this is my actual hair color.”

Eye Color
Blue|| The exact same color as his hair.

Skin Tone
Pale
“No matter how long I stayed under the sun I never got a tan.”

Height
178cm || 5’8

Weight
68kg || 150lbs

Physical Description
Joshua is pretty tall and well built for his age range, or at least above average. His skin tone is pale throughout, though this white isn't a sickly sort of white. Moreover, Joshua tends to get sunburns pretty often due to his sensitive skin, which has influenced the light tone of his skin, as he rarely ever likes to venture out with short sleeves and pants on. His hair tends to contrast with Joshua's skin tone, as it is a dark, conspicuous navy blue. Joshua's hair doesn't need any tending at all. When he wakes up, Joshua tends to just roll out of bed with whatever hair style his hair is stuck in at the time. Luckily enough for Joshua, this hairstyle is pretty constant, and actually quite fashionable with his long bangs and slightly curled hair. Obviously, bunches of hair tend to stick in weird directions as Joshua is just like any other person under attack by bed hair.

Also, Joshua tends to wear a standard set of clothes. A long navy trench coat and formal wear- a vest and formal shirt- underneath. Joshua himself doesn't know where he caught this style of dressing up, however it has stuck with him ever since he can remember. Funnily enough, it may seem like Joshua is constantly wearing the same clothes every day, but this is not true- Joshua has at least 10 different pairs shirts, trench coats, pants, etc, each the same size and color to wear. He almost never brings along any 'accessories', including watches and scarves, because the trench coats act as a well-to-do enough insulation layer for Joshua. Obviously, Joshua must wear glasses and Joshua actually currently safe keeps quite a few spares just in case something happens to his current pair.

Furthermore, wherever he goes, Joshua constantly has a sword hanging from the left side of his hip. The sword sheath itself is golden, shining almost as brilliant as a diamond under the sun.



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“I can only hope that my siblings and I return back home safely.”



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Potential Interest
TBA

Skills

    Swordsmanship || Back at Kensington, Joshua took daily classes on fencing ever since he was 5. Since then, Joshua quickly picked up the art of fencing and using swords in general, acing most of his tests in class and winning first place in many competitions. He had been set to head off to the Olympics for fencing, but his sudden trip to Neverland cut that plan short.

    Surprisingly enough, Joshua isn’t that interested in using foil or epee swords that are mainly used within competitions. Joshua loves to use sabres and has a sword of his own that he constantly keeps on his hip. Joshua’s fighting style is extremely unpredictable, and is further reinforced with his Children of the Sea abilities. This has made him an extremely deadly opponent to all those who try to fight against him.
    Diplomacy | Negotiation || With a sly tongue and a fast mind, Joshua tends to be able to get what he wants to receive. Otherwise, he is extremely good at calming down two antagonistic sides and avoid future conflict. This skill also includes a harsher side, however, which includes suppressing whatever voice or opinion he believes will harm future compromise or benefits for himself within whatever situation he is interested in.
    Analytical skills || After a few episodes of interaction, Joshua is basically able to gauge what sort of personality a person has. He can also quickly analyze a situation he is in, gathering data and information within his mind to analyze silently. Joshua loves to examine places and people from the most trivial aspects to the largest glaring problems. This skill has been developed not only due to Joshua’s personality, but also from his love of analytical puzzles and other such pass-time activities.
    ‘Flexibility’ || Joshua is able to adapt and change himself to any situation he finds himself in. For people, for his surroundings, for certain situations, Joshua is able to quickly adapt to whatever he feels he should change. He can tarnish his pride, act utterly evil, hate something he likes, like something he dislikes just for any goal he has in mind.

Power Abilities
    Hydrokinesis || The most basic power for all Children of the Sea, the manipulation of water is a skill that Joshua particularly excels at. Not only can he use water to subdue people, but also to harm them by creating high-speed water jets or even by creating temporary weapons with water. Joshua’s hydrokinetic powers also includes extracting water from plants and the air around him alike, thus allowing him to create enough amounts of water to use during battles without much trouble. However, it must be noted that water attacks are mainly defensive rather than offensive- rarely is Joshua able to actually harm someone fatally with his hydrokinetic powers.

    But recently, Joshua has found a different part of his skills. His ability to manipulate water doesn’t just stop at dihydrogen monoxide itself, but also extends to almost any form of liquid. From drinks to oil, with the exception of blood and body fluids (which he considers as a completely different part of his hydrokinetic skills). But his control of these other forms of liquid are extremely limited, and Joshua can barely use them unless highly focused. Though this drains him considerably, Joshua can sometimes also cause small rainfall to occur- but not for too long. He hasn’t found the need to use that aspect of his skill at all, especially since it is extremely draining and, really, doesn’t help him attack or defend himself at all.
    Mist Manipulation || Joshua can also manipulate mist, using it to attack but not defend. However, this skill is extremely limited, and Joshua tends to only use it as an extension of his swordsmanship. He tends to manipulate mist so that it is thin and sharp, cutting into his target’s body before his sword does, making sure that he either lands a hit, or creates a larger wound than his sword would have by itself.
    Blood/Body Manipulation || The human body contains a large amount of water- nearly 75% at that. Only recently did Joshua unlock this new skill of being able to manipulate the water particles within the human body, from blood to pus, to anything else, really. This allows him to control the movements of others by manipulating which way their muscles bend (by influencing the blood in the area), cause muscle and bone ruptures, and even cause his opponents to have a heart attack.

    However, currently, Joshua has full control of manipulating how people move, but he cannot control blood and bodily fluids to their extent. He still feels a bit strained when he tries to control the human body, and tires a lot easily compared to when using his other skills. But Joshua is set on perfecting this particular ability, as it is the most deadly and promises an instantaneous death to all his opponents.
    Pressure Manipulation || Joshua can control both water pressure and pressure on surface, which is, well, gravitational force. With the current extent of his powers, he can make people feel bad, as if an oppressive force is pushing on them from all sides.

    Due to his Heir’s blood, this power (and blood manipulation) is extremely special. Only the rulers of the Children of the Sea have ever been able to have these abilities- and rarely have they ever been able to fully control their abilities. Joshua is on the way, and his control over his abilities has only been increasing over the past few years.

    Other || Other than these skills, Joshua has yet to unlock all of his powers as a child of the Sea. He cannot transform into his other form, nor can Joshua converse with the animals of the sea. He has been trying to develop that aspect of his powers, but all attempts have been futile.




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“I am intrigued by this world- but we still hold responsibilities to our parents.”




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Joshua constantly has an eye out for his two younger siblings. Especially ever since arriving at Neverland, he feels as if he is responsible for their safety and- well- their lives. He tries to protect them to his best, though to an extent he knows that they don’t need his care at all. At times, he is pretty blind about the actions of his siblings and ignores their faults, expounding their virtues due to his almost blind brotherly love.

Habits

    Eating Fast || This is something Joshua has been trying to change for the past few years. However, he just can’t stop himself from plowing through his food within the matter of minutes. Though he is a fast eater, Joshua somehow still manages to be an extremely clean eater and never leaves a hint of evidence that he ate in the spot right before.
    Writing To-Do Lists || Joshua likes to plan his day out, from what he does in the morning till night. However, he knows that these schedules are near impossible to follow, due to different factors that arise during the day. This is why Joshua tends to keep a list of things that he must do throughout the day, as he believes that a simple list would be a lot easier to follow. He tends to check things off one by one until he is done with the list- then he goes off to do whatever activity he wants to do.
    Snacking || Wherever he goes, Joshua always has a snack on him. He can just suddenly whip it out of nowhere and start eating and others may not notice at all. He doesn’t really consider a habit, but it’s happened enough for others to categorize it as so.
    Selective Lying || To protect his siblings- to protect himself- Joshua has started to selectively lie now and then. However, Joshua barely feels bad about what he is doing, nor does he feel any shame at all. Rather, the lies that flow out of Joshua’s mouth almost seem to be the truth within Joshua’s mind though he obviously knows else wise. Prior to arriving at Neverland, Joshua rarely ever lied to anyone at all; the need to survive and either leave or establish him and his siblings in Neverland has caused Joshua to start using this hidden skill he has, and by now it has already become a ‘bad’ habit of his.




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Likes
    Debate || Joshua likes to kindly argue about what he believes is correct. It’s not that he likes to prolong arguments, he just likes to start friendly little banters that rarely ever last for more than a few minutes.
    The Sea || Though he doesn’t really understand why- though is time at Neverland has hinted at him the reason- Joshua has loved the Sea ever since he was young.
    Swimming Pools || Joshua loves swimming pools, the larger the better- especially when they are extremely deep as well. From time to time, Joshua would submerge under water and never surface for a few minutes- only when people aren’t around.
    Swimming || As noted above, Joshua loves swimming pools, lakes, rivers and oceans in total- this obviously means that he loves any sort of water sport. He especially likes swimming, and is extremely fast when he hits the ocean, faster than he is on land (which is pretty remarkable).
    Fencing || It would be pretty interesting to know that a fencing competitor does not like fencing. Joshua’s love for fencing developed ever since he was a child, and has spurred him to constantly practice and compete.
    His Siblings || These two make up Joshua’s life, or so he likes to say to others. He loves the two, and hopes that, if anything bad happens, he would be able to block whatever danger they might encounter. Even though they have their flaws, Joshua tends to ignore them, with the blind belief that his siblings are perfect.

Dislikes
    Ships || Joshua would rather just swim wherever he could. He can, since he can swim for very long distances.
    Heated Arguments || Though he likes debate, Joshua would really rather steer away from arguments that include sentences based fully on ad hominem arguments.
    Swearing || He’d rather keep a couth vocabulary in front of everyone, anywhere, based on any situation. Unless the situation demands, Joshua will swear.
    Senseless Fighting || Joshua personally believes that fighting should only be a means of defense and exploration, not a force to be used arbitrarily for no reason at all. He slightly dislikes people who like to use their powers against others for no reason, and like to see other people in pain.
    Unbearable Heat || Compared to the arid heat, Joshua loves the wet coolness that water almost always promises. He can work with humidity, especially because Joshua can control the water particles in the air. However, he cannot manage the arid heat and tends to abhor summer no matter where he is.
    Aquarium || Aquariums look like cages within Joshua’s eyes. The pain of the fish and other aquatic animals seem to just pass through the glass to Joshua’s mind. What he remembers the most is this one encounter with a dolphin back when he was still 10 years old. The dolphin had been fraught with depression that had passed on to Joshua. Till now, he still dislikes the glass enclosures of aquariums




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Strengths
    Calm || Joshua can remain calm in all situations, from solving puzzles to when a sword is pointed at his chin. This certain trait has helped Joshua out a lot in the past few years. When dealing with others, his calmness has allowed Joshua to carefully place his actions where they would be the most beneficial for himself; His analytical abilities have only been able to develop due to Joshua's generally calm composure, allowing him to analyze everything within situations without letting his eyes and mind cloud with emotion.
    Intelligent || Extremely smart and intelligent, it is obvious that this has been a beneficial trait for Joshua. However, he doesn’t pride in his intelligence, but rather thinks he’s lucky that he was born with it.
    Stamina || Due to his lack of strength, Joshua has supplemented it with speed and maneuverability. Joshua can hold up quick dodges and sharp clashes for a long extended period of time, making him a strong opponent. He can also run for an extremely long time, amongst other things that can help him ‘flaunt’ his stamina.

Weaknesses
    His Siblings || Joshua is willing to do anything for his siblings- even sacrifice his life if needs be to ensure their safety. Many of his enemies have said that the two young Kingsley children are Joshua’s largest weakness.
    Strength || Though he is good at swords fighting, Joshua is pretty helpless when it comes to hand to hand combat. He barely has any strength in his punches. This has caused Joshua to lose quite a few fights in the past few years, though he has slowly managed to make up for his deficiency in strength with speed.
    Impatience || Joshua has a pretty short fuse when it comes to anyone but his two younger siblings. This is why he tends to keep his arguments short and his fights temporary as well. He knows that this is one of his major flaws, so he tends to try and hide it up.





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No one will harm my siblings under my watch.”




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Personality
Protective | Intelligent | Kind | Calculative
Joshua tends to be described as an extremely intelligent and diligent person. He rarely ever gives up on whatever he plans do to, and solves problems extremely easily. It takes a lot of work to actually make Joshua give up on something he plans to complete, and really, the only reason that Joshua would ever abandon a ‘project’ would be for his two siblings. Smart and fast-minded, Joshua is extremely calculative, always finding the best choice to do whatever he is doing, or for a best way to get his siblings and himself out of bad situations. He can mold the way he projects his personality to others, making sure that everything he says and does benefits his siblings and himself in some way within the situation.

Towards his siblings, Joshua is extremely protective. He would never allow anything to harm even one hair on their bodies, as he believes he holds a sort of responsibility as the eldest child towards the younger two. He loves him with all of his heart and tries to do whatever he can to help them out. This doesn’t mean that only the Kingsley children have seen Joshua kind, however, as he is an extremely amiable person to pretty much any person he meets. This tends to be his major trait- kindness, benevolence- that most people observe at first glance due to the constant smile on his face. Joshua knows that he is a pretty cheery fellow, and wishes to keep himself as so. However, some changes have occurred to Joshua’s countenance ever since the Kinglsey children arrived at Neverland- and Joshua knows this. His kind spirit has been slipping from time to time to reveal a more sinister side that he has been denying for a very long time.

Sometimes, even Joshua finds it a bit scary how easily he can change his personality and how he acts in front of others. Not only can he change his body gestures, but also how he talks- to an extent, he even believes he sometimes forgets his own moral code and switches it to fit the occasion. This 'malleability' of his personality worries Joshua a bit, but he tends to shove this idea out of his mind.




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“To be honest, this adventure really does suit my taste- really! But, well, is it really fine for the three of us to throw our old lives away? Call me a prude, but…”




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History
Joshua was born the eldest of the Kingsley children- or so his parents claim. He grew up healthy and happy along with his two younger siblings, though he cannot really exactly remember the date on which they both appeared in this world, or, really, their respective conceptions. However, Joshua believes that this is rather trivial, and tends to just focus on the good memories the Kingsley’s have had throughout the few years the Kingsley children had back at home. Since he was a child, Joshua had excelled at almost everything he took upon himself to do, earning him the respect of his peers and the love of his parents. Under this atmosphere, Joshua forced himself to mature earlier than others his age, taking up the serious attitude he has now ever since he was 13. He never went through the rebellious stage and would always follow the words and demands of his parents and siblings without a second complaint.

The moment Peter Pan had showed up in front of the Kingsley children, Joshua had been extremely reluctant to follow the androgynous looking man, especially since Joshua believed the world to be false and disillusioning anyways. However, his siblings had followed the man- and so had Joshua, in order to keep an eye on the two younger Kingsley siblings. He had left his parents a note, but he is unsure if they will get it or not or if they would see it for that matter. Even now, Joshua still holds mixed feelings towards Neverland in total, and holds sentiments to return to England as soon as possible.




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“I will follow along with my siblings wishes, be it leave here or stay. I will never leave their sides.”



So begins...

Joshua V. Kingsley's Story

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Kensington, London. A quaint little district nestled in the western fragment of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, it’s notorious for being the best shopping alley across the expanse of England. With it’s plethora of boutiques, bakeries, antiques and entertainments, it isn’t a wonder why civilians of all social spheres flock to the cobblestone walks, each length teamed with artfully crafted oaks. Though, despite the boulevard providing endless thrills for this eclectic medley, only a select few have the first rate heaven of residing within the Victorian flats looming in the backdrop...even a smaller percent of that elite class being a full fledged family. And yet, this is precisely where our story takes wing.

As twilight descends on the abandoned focal square, the winds holding an iced spite from the North, it is here that the true face of Kensington springs to life. Those aforementioned high class patrons are bustling about in their homes, each one ruffled with anticipation for whichever soiree is being fabricated that night… however, one family in particular is scampering about a tad bit more than it’s neighbours. The Kingsley household, with it’s 5 members, call home to the second largest suite within this sectioned off heaven; Number 14 on Bloomsbury Avenue...and, while impressive, it has a pricetag to match it’s prestige. However, with a highly regarded lawyer and socialite, the father and mother respectively, money has never been an issue for this purebred name. Though, if one was judging their class by the standards of their children, one would have to scoff at the notion of them even glancing at Bloomsbury. Even now, as Mr. & Mrs. Kingsley are preparing for an evening laced with champagne, dancing and laughter, the rambunctious attitude has yet to cease. While the mother hounds the two youngest, the Prince and Princess of the family, to quell their racing argument, the father has busied himself with doling out strict instructions to the eldest, the tertiary guardian of Apartment #14… yet, the head’s parting words will soon be all for naught. Unbeknownst to Mr. and Mrs. Kingsley, their beloved children are being carefully watched by a figure that has only existed within the sister’s goodnight stories; Peter Pan.



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Meanwhile, upon the Mainland, the typical summer climate has been chilled to wintry blanket, white snow encasing the earth and ice protecting the sea. Sensing it’s nonofficial king’s absence, the magic within this otherworldly realm has receded from its inhabitant’s everyday lives, most now struggling to carry out even the most undemanding actions (such as flying or changing forms). Though that isn’t the most pressing concern at the moment.. no no, it’s far from that. The ship of the infamous pirate captain, James Hook, has been spotted not too far off the coast line, currently held in place by the frozen water’s greedy embrace. However, it’s only natural that they would attempt to make a movement to seize the Mainland at this point..what better time to do such then when the all powerful Pan is away?

Thankfully, the King, like always, is two steps ahead from the pirates; before leaving to retrieve the Heirs, the Lost Children were given explicit instructions. While under the Second-in-Command’s constructed administration, this group of orphans are to stalk and track the movement of the crew, attempting their best to keep the scoundrels off the land...and, if need be, fight tooth and nail to protect the beaches. However, the pirates have a similar interest regarding the Lost Children; capture and interrogate them to reveal Pan’s whereabouts, his plans. After all, with luck, maybe the King has disappeared for good?



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As the Lost Children and Pirates begin to generate foul play with one another, the tribes have begun to do the same. Tensions are starting to arise between the three races, the lack of their Heirs sprinkling even more stress unto their councils more so than before. In fact, accusations are now being casually dispensed, each clan eager to pin the blame on another...some even targeting their King, Peter Pan, for his neglect to provide protection.

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The day had been a long grueling one indeed, as his parents had sent orders across the whole family household, ordering left and right for clothes to be washed immediately, jewelry to be brought to the main suite room, and fresh bouquets to be bought to the Queen of the Kingsley house. His mother had a keen eye on everything that happened- it was not surprising that the children and the servants all called Mrs. Kingsley “Her Royal Highness”. It was of utmost importance that the Queen presented herself and her husband in the best of lights possible, lacing flowers into her hair and making sure that he was dressed in nothing but the finest of silk. Their shoes were made by the best shoemaker to be found across the whole world, and their fur-lined coats were made of wolves fur as imported from Canada. This opulence did not escape the boundaries of the Kingsley children, though. Out of all the royal families, it was obvious that the three children were the most pampered, even compared to the royal family that now resided in Birmingham Palace. Though, however, the distribution amongst the three children did vary. For Eloise, the Kingsley’s bought dresses, skirts, books on womanly etiquette and beautiful embroidery tools in an attempt to calm the boyish young girl down. Rather improbable. Joshua had thought, chuckling lightly, when the embroidery case had been found broken and alone in a solitary corner of the large mansion.

For Callum, the Kingsley parents bathed with presents and candy, bestowing whatever the boy asked for. When Joshua was younger, he did envy his younger brother- but Joshua grew up and in turn also started to pamper his brother, handing him whatever of interest passed through his hands. Never was Callum’s needs passed by without an answer, and the Kingsley’s placed a large emphasis on the young boy’s happiness. It was a ominous thing indeed within the Kingsley household if Callum’s laughter was not heard throughout the hallways along with the following shouts and pealing laughter of Eloise’s beautiful voice. The two were, what Joshua believed, the young little cherubs of the Kingsley family- happy and free, not burdened by the potential future of the Kingsley family that controlled many facets of life and business in England and to the New World and Asia, controlling the lives and incomes of many a family throughout the different continents. They were free of the burden that Mr. Kingsley had placed on Joshua the moment he had been born, wailing in pain as cold air bathed over him and his mother’s voice had determinedly named him ‘Joshua Vernon Kingsley’.

As such, Joshua received near nothing of ‘fun-value’, or so most would say. He barely received any candies; rather, he received large novels and books on foreign lands and barbarians, and then later on economics and politics. He never was handed over personal servants; rather, Joshua personally selected his own house-tutors, learning the many languages of the world and the interesting, separate customs that each country had developed over the past few years. When Callum and Eloise had been easing through their English and French classes, Joshua was already fluent in Mandarin, English, French, the Germanic languages, Latin, Russian, Hebrew, Spanish, and most importantly, Italian. But the two younger siblings had definitely rubbed off on Joshua; he had been right beside his mother on both occasions as the Kingsley family had welcomed their two new young additions- and right then, Joshua knew that it was his life mission to protect the two from any harm. I am the oldest! He had said to his father once, when the head of the Kingsley family had asked if Joshua felt stressed by his future expectations. His father had only laughed, stating that Her Highness had given birth to a Guardian Angel more so than a future successful entrepreneur.

And so life continued within the Kingsley family household, each person settling comfortably- or not so much- into their respective placements of complacency or fierce competition; and this night was no less different from before.


Time: Present Day, 21:00 p.m.
Location: No.14, Bloomsbury Avenue


Joshua stood beside a row of maids each holding an opened box. Within each, upon expensive red satin cushions lay ties of many different colors, each obviously made from extremely expensive fabric from all corners of the world. “Joshua, your mother and I will be back at midnight,” Mr. Kingsley said as he allowed two butlers to fix on his pants and make sure that his dress shirt was impeccable and perfect. “I expect Callum and Princess off in bed before 10 o’clock, understand?” Joshua nodded, though he had already heard these orders many times before already. “Jessica will help you with those two, as always. Tell them to not stress her out too much- she is already 80-years-old.” The eldest Kingsley member turned and checked his suited attire in an elaborated rimmed mirror. “Good. I will call for you two later, Smithson, Lynchester.” Mr. Kingsley tugged at his suit once, firmly, before turning around and walking towards a maid that stood on Joshua’s other side, not with the women with the necktie choices. She held out a pair of white gloves almost reverently as the Master of the household slowly placed one on after the other, his face stern. “For you, I expect lights out at midnight, no tomfoolery-,” His father took his cane that another servant held out for him, “-from you, especially. You know your mother and I hold high expectations for you, son.”

Mr. Kingsley patted him on the back and then motioned for Joshua to follow him. The two walked in silence until they reached the grand entrances of the mansion, all the maids and butlers of the Kingsley family already lined up in two rows, their heads bowed. Callum and Eloise were beside their mother as Mr. Kingsley and Joshua walked up to them. “We will be on our way, then. Be a good girl, Princess, and you, too, Callum.” Mr. Kingsley placed light kisses on their foreheads. Mrs. Kingsley laughed and did the same as well, placing neat, little pecks on the three children’s’ foreheads. “Be good.” She said, her eyes lingering especially on Eloise before she meticulously placed her hand on her husband’s arm and without another word, the two whisked off. “Have a nice time, mother, father.” Joshua called back to their receding figures, as a resounding “Have a nice time, master and mistress.” boomed throughout the halls of the Kingsley mansion.

Finally, the large doors closed behind the Kingsley parents and the maids, servants and butlers started to disperse to finish up their last jobs of the day. Joshua turned towards his two younger siblings, a small smile on his face. “Well, since we have our time to ourselves…what do you two want to do now?” He asked, preparing himself for whatever antic his younger siblings were going to throw at his face. The halls of no.14, Bloomsbury Avenue was now within the jurisdiction of the two younger Kingsley children- but obviously, there were ears and eyes that kept them in check. What Joshua would never guess was that there was another separate pair, hovering in the air, waiting for the most opportune moment to strike at the stained calmness that constantly permeated throughout the Kingsley mansion.

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There's one little individual among all the hectic around the 'queen' of Kingsley's manor who is different than the others, doesn't seem to share their stress but instead, thoroughly enjoyed all the hurry with a radiant delight. The fourteen years old boy had his eyes on one certain box, wherein a certain cloth dwells he desired for long. Batik, a traditional fabric from Indonesia, he even heard all were hand-made. He researched and found several of motives, all of them he really liked. How can he resist to that temptation? Right answer: He can't. He refused to resist. In fact, five minutes from now, it'll belong him and him only, he was sure of it. And once he was determinate doing something, he would never give up until he reached the goal.

It seemed that he was lucky. Even without doing anything, the fabric was rejected by the queen, knowing well that it wouldn't be appropriate wear apropos the party which she'd be coming to. Therefore it wandered, from hand to hand, from maid to maid through the big and beautiful halls without any pause. Callum merely followed, pretending he was strolling around (a very lousy attempt to pretend because he was too excited, but not like anyone notice anyway) until eventually the fabric made its stop at the storage among all the other clothes. For Callum: This was obviously heaven.

He then went inside, tiptoed and reached for the treasure with his both hands... and there it was. A brown background with several of repeating motives placed on it, flowers, feathers, whatsoever for Callum's heart content. A beautiful cloth he soon secretly put inside his pockets, which were suspiciously stuffed...

It did not take long until he received the presents. Of course, he was happy. He thanked both of his parents in an appropriate manner, but that seemed to be it. No one would've suspected him to be ungrateful; his act full of glee and happiness was too deceiving to be untrue. However, sadly, that was the case. No, it was not because he wanted more. Callum was not greedy in such things. Rather, it disappointed him that they didn't know what he really desired. True, he could just tell them what he wished for, that wasn't a problem at all. But what were they for parents who didn't even know what their children desired? Even the maids know better! Callum quietly sighed. Perhaps in that aspect, he could count as a tad bit greedy and selfish.

"Don't eat everything at once!" Was the advice they gave him, and he just grinned. Knowing well one individual who wouldn't be saving if it's about sweets... He took several (okay, the most) boxes full of candies and put it on his sister's bed. No, heck, not due to kindness! On the contrary! He wanted to enjoy her little outburst; or with other words, he wanted to pick on her two years older sister for his own pleasure. Nothing weird to do, agreed? And Callum suspected she needed that little "entertainment", because again, her presents were all things she disliked. Clothes, she disliked. You can bet that Callum made a fun out of it, to tease her about that. "Well well now, you must agree that my clothes are way better right, my Barbie doll?" He said then while he laughed and ran away from her, as always, until the queen came to lecture them on their childish and inappropriate behaviour.

“We will be on our way, then. Be a good girl, Princess, and you, too, Callum.”

"I'll be a good boy, of course, have I ever disappointed you, ma, pa?" It was a rhetorical question, wasn't to be answered. "And I will watch over my dear sister to do the same, so do not worry!" He smiled to reassure, but failed miserably through how naughty it looked like. Callum enjoyed their touch, winked and went back inside. “Well, since we have our time to ourselves…what do you two want to do now?” Callum stared up to his brother (one can feel the evident difference of height) and laughed. "Brother, was that question directed to me?" There was a hint of a naughty hidden agenda swinging within his voice. "Let's party in our chambers 'til midnight!" He said with a smirk and soon dragged both of his older siblings upstairs.