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The young Seer had to sit through another meeting. Although he was sixteen now, he still got incredibly bored every time he had to join. The Dukes, Earls and the King were talking about things he wasn't interested in and where his abilities could not be of any help at all. He was always glad when it was time for a break, so he could talk to Tezuka for a little while. The important men never really spoke to him, they often continued to speak about business, even during the break.
But this time it was different. Fuji made his way towards the future advisor of the King when he was stopped by the redheaded Duke. Fuji knew his name by now, it was Sengoku-san. It was a nice man and he liked to make jokes now and then, so things would become less serious.
'It's been a while since I have seen you,' said Sengoku. 'You have grown a lot, in all different ways. I mean, not just your body, your abilities too. Although I must say you were already very good at a young age.'
Fuji felt a little awkward. He didn't really know what the man was trying to say, so he just smiled and thanked him for his kind words.
'So, how old are you now?' asked the redhead.
'Sixteen,' answered Fuji.
'Oh, you're not of age yet then,' answered the Duke. He almost sounded disappointed. 'You look like a grown up already. Or maybe that is because of the wise things you say.'
'Most people think I'm younger than my actual age,' answered the Seer, a little surprised the Duke thought he looked older. To find out what the man was up to he took a quick look in the future and what he had suspected was confirmed. The man fancied him and was trying to get him into his bed. Luckily for Fuji in none of those futures Sengoku got what he wanted.
'I can imagine some people hope you are old enough already,' smiled the Duke. 'You are very beautiful. You must get a lot of attention from the girls and probably the men as well. Most men like something pretty too.'
'They do,' smiled Fuji. 'I can see you are one of those men. You flatter me with your words, but I'm afraid I can't give you want you want from me. Not only am I not of age yet, I also can't do it, because I will lose my abilities if I do so. Without my insight to see the history and the future I would be useless for the King and he wouldn't need me anymore. You wouldn't want that to happen, right?'
The Duke laughed. 'No, no sure wouldn't want something like that to happen. The King can be a strict man and he wouldn't like it if I would take your wonderful abilities away from you, but it sure is disappointing nobody will ever get a taste of such a great body.'
Fuji wondered how Sengoku-san knew he had a great body. His cloak was hiding most of it. The Seer thought about what to answer when Tezuka suddenly appeared next to him.
'I'm very sorry, Sengoku-san, but I have something to discuss with Fuji-san,' he said. 'Fuji-san, could you please help me for a moment when you are done talking to the Duke?'
Fuji smiled at his friend. He was acting so well. They never spoke to each other like that when they were together. 'I think we're already done, so I'll come with you right now. If you would excuse me, Sengoku-san, it was nice talking to you.'
With that said the two of them walked to a corner of the room where nobody would disturb them.
'What was he talking to you about?' Tezuka asked a little angry.
'He fancies me,' Fuji smiled. 'He was talking about how well I was growing up and that I looked so good and adult-like for my age. I guess you can imagine what he wanted from me, ne?'
'Don't ever do anything with him,' Tezuka warned. 'He is a real big flirt, anything that looks good will do. He even flirted with the Queen. The King was incredibly angry.'
'I can imagine,' the Seer answered. 'Although I think Sengoku-san would give her more love than the King has ever done before. But well, I wasn't planning to let him do anything to me, so don't worry. If he would try something the King would kill him.'
'Why?' asked Tezuka a bit surprised about Fuji's confidence. The King didn't really care that much about his people.
'Because the King told me that if I would… well, sleep with someone, you know, I would lose my ability and I would become useless. Duke Sengoku will definitely not want to be the cause of it when I lose my ability. The King doesn't do a thing without asking me first if he will survive it. He would never forgive him.'
'Is it true?' Tezuka asked.
'What, that the King will never forgive Sengoku-san?'
'No, you know what I'm talking about.'
'You mean if I will lose my sight of the future and the past if I sleep with someone?'
'Yes,' answered Tezuka. 'Is it true?'
'I don't know,' answered Fuji honestly. 'It's not like I ever tried and I don't know any other Seers so I can't ask them about it. I searched in the library, but I couldn't find any answers there either.'
'So you will probably never have a… proper relationship?' Tezuka asked a bit shyly.
'Do I sense a little disappointment?' Fuji said with a smirk on his face.
'Well… yeah,' mumbled Tezuka. 'It's a bit sad, you are forced to be alone for the rest of your life. That's not something I wish for anyone, let alone a friend.'
'It will be fate if I will have to stay alone the rest of my life,' answered the Seer, his smirk had turned into a sad smile. 'Maybe I will find someone who doesn't mind such a relationship. If not, I'll be alone and hope I will have a lot of good friends in the future too. I don't think I would ever be lonely if I can continue to work here. There are so many kind people around.'
'Let's stay friends, so neither of us will get lonely,' proposed Tezuka. 'Maybe we can find out more about your abilities.'
'You won't get lonely, Tezuka,' grinned Fuji, his sad mood seemed to be gone already. 'Look at you! You're seriously handsome. I'm sure you will find a girl sometime soon and you will have a nice little family together. You will never be lonely! You'll have a smart son who will become the advisor of the King when you retire!'
'No, I don't want…' started Tezuka, but he was interrupted by the King.
'Tea time is over already, let's go back to discussing more important business! Chop chop, we will discuss the taxes next, so hurry up and sit down.'
Fuji looked at Tezuka. He wanted to ask what his friend was going to tell him, but they had no time for it now. The orders of the King were more important than their friendship. If they wouldn't listen they could get fired and they would never see each other again.'So, Fuji, tell me if the people will get angry if I raise the taxes again, with… well, what about two per cent? I want my rooms to be redecorated again and we need more money.'