King Otto let out a sigh when he saw Terry riding with Percival. He had hoped to avoid this situation. No such luck, apparently.
Terry jumped off the horse with a bright smile on his face and practically ran to greet his father.
"Father! I ran into Percy here and he told me about the message you sent and I figured that mine was lost so I-"
He was cut off by the voice of his other brother, Lionel, laughing.
"Really, Terrance. You should know by know that Fath-"
Lionel was cut off by a glare from the king. Otto turned to face his youngest son.
Terry was hiding the hurt from his face, forcing himself to keep the smile.
"You never sent a message, did you, Father? That's alright. I-I wanted to come to the castle anyways."
He then pushed past his family aside and walked calmly into the castle. He was a prince, he would not cry.