A/N: I am so sorry it took me this long to update. I just had a few things to deal with.
Nexus could feel Maximino's curious and vital stare at him as he turned his back on him and prepared what he had cooked for their breakfast.
Maximino's arms are crossed as he leaned against the door of the kitchen area and his eyes focused only on him. If only his stares could melt, he would have already melted earlier for Maximino's eyes never left him.
Maximino probably did not expect this to happen. He meant to wake up before Maximino does. It was only four o'clock when he woke up. And even though he was still very sleepy, he forced himself not to fall asleep again.
It was five o'clock when he decided to get up. And he also made sure that Maximino would not notice him leaving the bed and leaving the room. When he got up, he went straight to the kitchen where he found the butler, Rosal, and some other servants who were already busy preparing for breakfast. He could see the shock on their faces when they saw him. And they were even more surprised when he presented himself as the one who will cook for his and Maximino's breakfast.
At first, Rosal did not agree. The old butler said that Maximino instructed them not to let him do any work inside the mansion. Maximino allegedly told them to treat him as the owner of the mansion and that he should be treated the way they treat Maximino.
But he was so persistent. So in the end, Rosal could do nothing but allow him and let him do what he wanted.
He had just finished cooking when Maximino woke up and went to the kitchen while shouting his name.
When Maximino saw him next to Rosal, he saw how Maximino gritted his teeth and how his fists clenched. But then, Maximino didn't say anything and instead just stared at him.
So here they are right now, about to eat breakfast together.
When he finished preparing, he pulled a chair for Maximino and invited him to sit down.
"Let's eat." He said. His voice is still as cold as ever, same with his eyes.
He had already planned this before. He will take everything slowly. He will gradually carry out his plan. He doesn't want to rush things or else, Maximino will immediately suspect that he is planning something.
Maximino did not move. He just kept staring at him.
Nexus crossed his arms. "What? Will you just stare at me?" He asked while raising his eyebrows. But he still did not get an answer from Maximino and Maximino just kept on staring at him. He sighed and with his still cold voice, he said, "Just tell me if you don't want to eat breakfast with me."
The truth is he does not know if this will work. He knew that deceiving Maximino won't be that easy but he will still try. He will use all the cards that he has just to get away from Maximino.
He was already pulling a chair for himself and he was about to sit when Maximino suddenly sat on the chair he had pulled for him.
He looked at him. Maximino was starting to put on the food that he cooked on its plate which he secretly enjoyed.
He just shook his head while grinning as he put food on his plate.
When he's done putting food on his plate, he glanced at Maximino and he can't help but raise his brow when he saw that he was eating well.
He just shook his head again and then he started eating as well.
He finished earlier than Maximino. He almost ate everything that he had prepared which surprised him a little. He never thought of Maximino as a big eater.
When he thought that Maximino wouldn't be done eating anytime soon, he stood up and carried his plate and other eating utensils. He turned his back on him and was about to go to the kitchen when Maximino suddenly spoke causing him to stop walking.
"What are you planning, Nexus?" Maximino asked in a serious voice.
He raised an eyebrow as he faced him. "What do you want to imply in your question, Maximino?" A hint of mischievousness can be heard in his voice. "I just cooked breakfast and I'm already planning something? Can't it be that I just really want to cook?" He sighed, "If you think those I cooked are poisonous, don't worry. I'm not like you. One more thing, isn't it too late for you to ask me that? You have already eaten everything. " He said in a sarcastic voice then he smiled.
"I know you're plotting something, Nexus. But whatever it is that you are planning to do, you won't succeed." Maximino said.
He grinned and shook his head. "You're overthinking, Maximino. As I have said, there is nothing for you to worry about. I am not like you." He said then he turned his back on him again and continued walking towards the kitchen.
Maximino, on the other hand, could only follow him with its stern gaze.
In the days that followed, Nexus did the same thing.
He makes sure that he wakes up first, cooks breakfast, and eats with Maximino. And when Maximino leaves, he talks to its servants and even to the guards that are securing the mansion. He wants to get on their good side which he can use in his plan of leaving and running away from Maximino.
"This is boring." He said and put down the book that he was reading.
It was one o'clock in the afternoon and at such times, he just stays inside Maximino's room. If he does not read, he is sleeping. And that has been his routine ever since he decided to carry out his plan.
He lay down and tried to take a nap. But no matter what he does, drowsiness did not seem to visit him so he decided to leave the room.
He got out of the room and was walking along the hallway when he saw some of the servants and the butler, Rosal, in the kitchen and they were busy cleaning things while talking happily.
He was about to leave when Rosal suddenly turned around, causing their eyes to meet, which surprised him a little.
"Señorito Nexus, you're here. How long have you been there?" Rosal asked calmly.
He smiled at the old butler "I just got out of the room." His response to the butler.
Rosal nodded. "Oh, then, do you want to join us?" Rosal asked with a smile.
But he just shook his head. "I'll have to pass. I'd like to go to the garden and you know, inhale some fresh air." He answered. "All right, I'll be going to the garden now." He said and bid goodbye.
He was about to walk away when suddenly, one of the servants looked rattled and said, "Ah, I will accompany you, Seño---" but she could not continue what she was about to say when Rosal patted her on her shoulder.
The two looked at each other. There was a look of astonishment on the maid's face but Rosal just smiled at her before turning her gaze to him with a smile on its face.
"All right, Señorito. Be careful." The maid said.
He nodded and smiled at her then walked away.
He was stunned. He knew that if Rosal had not stopped that servant, she would have been like a dog following him now, which is happening every day. Every move he makes has eyes following him, every corner of the mansion he wanted to go to, someone was tailing him and it was suffocating him. He was a little shocked by what Rosal did. It did not cross his mind that Rosal would stop that servant from following him and watching over him, just as what Maximino wanted.
He did not know the reason why Rosal did that. But he also secretly thanked her for what she did.
Arriving at the vast garden, he stood among the beautiful flowers, closed his eyes, and inhaled the fragrance of the flowers and the fresh breeze. Silence filled his mind. His heart seemed to calm down.
As he thought, flowers could ease his mind and it helps to somehow, calm him down. He then remembered their garden in their home then, where he always played and chase his pet dog. She remembers how Delia, the servant who is very close to her, scolds him every time he plays in the garden and his clothes would get dirty. He also remembers how their whole family would gather in their garden every week where they will eat together. He remembers and he still seems to hear the joyous laughter of his parents while listening to worthless stories.
Ah, those were the days.
Those were the days where everything was at peace. Those were the days where his parents were still so fond of him. Those were the days where he was still so innocent and so naive, not knowing what his future holds. Those were the days where he has still no idea what an alpha, omega, and beta are. Those were the days where he still doesn't know how cruel the real world is. Those were the days. Those were his happy days.
"What are you thinking?" That familiar voice caused Nexus to open his eyes quickly.
He turned to the source of the voice and he saw Maximino beside him who is looking up at the sky and the clouds.
"You're already here." He said while raising one eyebrow. "You came home early." He said before he looked up at the sky just like Maximino how looked at the clouds.
He did not get an answer from the young man. Not like it's a question to be answered.
Silence enveloped the two of them. None of them spoke and they were both just staring at the clouds.
When he got tired of staring at the clouds, he turned around and was about to leave when Maximino suddenly spoke.
"Nexus." He said that made him stop on his tracks.
There was no emotion on its face as he looked at him.
Maximino turned to him and met his gaze. And with a serious expression on his face, he said something that surprised Nexus.
"Marry me, Nexus."