The castle was back into a celebratory mood. Everyone from the royal family gathered at the diner, with Tedashii and the others given the five star reception they deserved. Trumpets were heard as Sanji made his entrance with queen Mikoto by his side, but he finally looked exactly like Cheyzar. He laid his hair down on his left side and his eyes were lime red, just like Tedashii’s.
“HAIL KING CHEYZAR! HAIL KING CHEYZAR!” All the ladies chanted his name, and that did not please Tedashii one bit.
“I wish someone would kick him off his high horse.” Sasha said to Peachy.
“If he heard you, no one knows what he would do.” She replied.
Tedashii could not stop starring at Sanji out of disappointment, as he kept stirring the spoon in his glass.
“My prince. Your food will get cold if you don’t eat.” One of the ladies said.
He stopped spacing out and looked at his food. He then remembered that Tempura and Curry rice was Yuri’s favourite.
“It was big sister’s favourite meal…” Konami said, as she took Peachy onto her lap.
“Is the departing of lady Yuri still bothering you?” Her maiden asked.
“A little bit. I don’t know what is going on with Sanji.”
Tedashii couldn't eat at all.
"Sorry, maiden. What is your name?" He asked.
"Oh My! We maidens aren't allowed to be called by our names prince. The queen would end me." She said, hiding her face behind her hands.
"It doesn't matter. Whats your name?"
"Uh...it's...Brianna, Motsubi Brianna my prince."
"Wow, that's a cool name. I'm Ted-...Uh Fugin Fushigiri. Pleasure to meet you."
Brianna began to blush as he held his hand on hers. Steam fumed out of her head and she was as red as a tomato. He let go, thinking he was hurting her…in a way.
“Whoa! Are you alright?!” He asked, then held her forehead to see if she had a fever. “Damn! You have a fever, here let me take you to the infirmary.”
“Oh no, no, no, no, no! If you side line me from the others they’ll get the wrong-” Tedashii grabbed her by the hand and ran with her towards Sanji and Mikoto's throne.
“Dad! Mom! I’m taking my maiden to go for a walk. Can we go out of the castle for a moment?” He asked.
Sanji didn’t know what he was up to, but he also had no reason to stop him.
“But sweetie. The castle is already big enough for walks. Is it necessary to go out…and let alone with your maiden?” Mikoto said. Brianna looked down on the ground, and Tedashii was now mad.
“You said one thing right mom! She’s my maiden. And as long and she is, watch what you say to her!” Tedashii said, keeping his hand around her neck.
Mikoto and Tedashii began to have a stare fight and kept on growling while frowning at each other. Sanji just pushed them both apart and sat on his throne.
“It’s alright, son. Go and walk around with your maiden. Just don’t get into trouble with outsiders, and don’t get injured. If you run into trouble, leave it to Brianna. She knows the protocols when dealing with the juggernauts.”
Tedashii thanked Mikoto and left with Brianna. Mikoto was ready to disagree, but Sanji gave her a kiss on her lips.
“Give the boy a little freedom. How do you expect him to explore? Who knows, he might live up to be like his father.” Sanji said, as his eyes glowed while he looked at Tedashii.
Someone was trying to get their attention. It was Lady Williams, and she arrived just after Tedashii left.
“My queen. May I have your permission to speak to the king, in private for a while.?” She asked with a smile on her face.
“And why would I allow that? Can’t you see we are in the middle of-”
“That’s fine with me. Mikoto do you mind giving us some space?” Sanji asked.
“But SWEETIE!! We were BONDING!”
“It has to do with Yuri. Lady Williams has some Intel, that I’m afraid I can’t share with anyone.”
She took a deep breathe, swallowed the rest of her wine, then walked away to speak with Doku. Lady closed the door, then took a seat in front of Sanji.
“You seem to be holding up the part as king very well, Sanji Misaki!” She said.
“What do you want? I chased Yuri out of the castle just as I promised.”
“But that is only one of the three things I asked you.” Lady then pulled out a shard. “You know what might happen if Mikoto gets your visual shard right? Everyone will finally know the truth!”
Lady had already told Sanji that she knew his real identity, since they made eye contact on their first encounter. And that’s why she wanted to use her evidence as her strings to control Sanji like a puppet.
“You know what I promised you. You only beat Yuri because of the memory tag I gave you!”
*BACK DURING THE BATTLE*
Yuri was still celebrating, with the relief that she comfortably beat Sanji. The ladies still were against it, but it was well expected from Doku’s eyes. Sanji used Rotanoria to stand up, but Lady told him to stay behind the walls so she could talk with him.
“By the looks of it you don’t know how to use your own sword. Are you even the real Cheyzar?” She said.
Sanji stopped moving, as he though he finally got caught. “Y-Yes! Of course I am. Who dares question m-”
Lady showed him a memory shard.
“…? What is that?”
She then split it in half, and smoke poured out of it. When Sanji looked closer, he saw the time him and Tedashii were on the Galantica. And that was all the evidence she needed to prove they were not from here.
Sanji was speechless.
“Now you will tell me the truth, or else this goes public!”
Sanji went down to his knees. This might force him to quit if it led to his execution.
“...My name is Sanji Misaki. I’m from the real world, and so are my comrades. The other boy is Tedashii Katsuno, with his sister Konami and Yuri. Sasha Os-Blancos is also with us.”
“Well I don’t really care about all that. Just confirm to me this…are Tedashii and Konami Fushigiris? Because unlike you, they do have the eyes.”
Sanji shook his head. “That I don’t know about. All I’m asking is for you to please-”
Lady began to laugh.
“Hahahahahahahahaha!!! What, not tell the queen? Your arrival has brought so much set back to my plan.”
Sanji looked up at her, and witness her devious smile. “You…are also from the real world.”
She turned back while lifting her hair up, and he did not see the forfeit button.
“No, I’ve died here a long time ago because of THAT BASTARD Cheyzar. Suddenly I woke up again, but realized this was a playback of his son's memory. So my goal was to stop any good guys from the real world. But when I heard this crap that Cheyzar returned, I almost quit at the spot. Then I saw it was nothing but an immature poser.”
Sanji looked away from her, then she dropped a shard on his lap. But right before he picked it up, she held a sharp tentacle to his head.
“What you see there is one out of four of Cheyzar’s memories. I will give you all of them, which will result to you becoming just like the real Cheyzar!”
Sanji picked it up. He looked through the glass, and saw how Cheyzar used his sword.
“A verbal sync? Just like Tedashii! No wonder my spiritas did not work on it. Thank you so-”
“Not so fast. The queen will figure you out before you can keep this act going. Do as I say, and I might consider giving you the other three. Then you can become the REAL Cheyzar!”
Sanji was ready to decline such a non-convincing offer, but then remembered that he was fighting Yuri. So his decision had to be now or never.
*BACK TO PRESENT TIME*
“Yes, I didn’t forget. I told you I’m working on the other three.” Sanji said.
“Hope you didn’t forget. You have to evict Tedashii as well; you let me execute Konami, and then make sure of my absolute safety while doing so.”
“I’m still not too sure about the second one, the other two are fine. And why do you want me to evict Tedashii? He is the prince, that won’t make any sense!”
Lady turned around and walked to the window.
“My plan has already been set well. He went to see Yuri; She will ask him to defeat you and take your throne. When that happens, I give you the second shard; you beat him and evict him too. Konami won’t be on your side anymore, so she will challenge you; You fight her, and I’m sure you wont need help with that. You beat her, then announce her execution out to Punk Knock; Tedashii finds out, then he and everyone else will come to stop me. AFTER THAT I WILL ALREADY ABSORB BOTH THEIR IMMORTALS AND FINALLY BECOME A MORTAL AGAIN!!”
“...” Sanji just kept looking at her after he heard her plan. “YOU NEVER TOLD ME YOU WANTED TO KILL THEM!!”
“Oh don’t worry. I’m going to let you and your girlfriend live.”
Sanji slammed the table. “How did you expect me to be aboard with this?!” I’m not gonna-”
Lady pulled out the memory shard again, and Sanji was quick to keep his mouth shut.
“That is why you will do EXACTLY what I say. Or are we having seconds thought, GREAT Cheyzar??”