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Ch. 2 Back From the Dead
"It is you isn't it? After all these years you're alive?" Prince Clovis said towards Lelouch in total elation. Lelouch just stood there, unable to say anything. This had taken him completely by surprise. "We thought you had been killed, Cornelia and Euphemia were absolutely devastated." Clovis continued.
"Lelouch, do you know Prince Clovis?" Shirley asked in total shock. He didn't answer her but just continued to look horrified he only started to react after Clovis had scooped him up in a brotherly hug.
"Clovis, what…um…what are you doing here?" he managed to stammer out as Clovis unwrapped his arms from around him.
"Some of your classmates were giving me a tour of the campus before I met with the school art associates." He answered.
"…You don't say." Lelouch said at a loss for words for the moment.
"To think I only came here today to promote art education and here I find my little brother come back from the dead!" he cried happily. There was a stunned silence from the rest of the occupants in the room but Clovis was oblivious to it.
"Lelouch?" a small voice said from the entrance way.
"Nunnally!" Lelouch choked out as he laid eyes on his sister.
"What's going on Lelou…"
"Nunnally? You're here? You're alive too?" Clovis said cutting yet another person off with a hopeful cry.
A look of astonishment graced her features. "Bro...Brother Clovis is that you?" she asked.
"Yes it is me! I can't believe you're both alive!" He exclaimed kneeling down to give Nunnally a hug.
It was now early evening and Clovis had just left promising anther visit very soon. Nunnally had gotten worn out with all the excitement so Sayoko took her to her room so she could take an afternoon nap. Meanwhile the student council were in their usual conference room. No one had said a word in the past fifteen minutes, Lelouch was huddled up on a chair hugging his knees to his chest and staring off into space, Milly stood by the window just gazing out with a worried look on her face. Nina chose to cloister herself in the corner with her computer like nothing at all interesting had actually happened today. Shirley and Rivalz were standing on either side of Lelouch staring at him wide eyed and open mouthed in disbelief.
"Lulu, you're a prince?" Shirley asked finally breaking the silence.
"No I was a prince, but then I died. Okay?" Lelouch said deadpan and with no emotion what so ever. Shirley and Rivalz were confused by the statement, neither one of them knew what Lelouch had meant by that.
"But…" Rivalz started but was interrupted by Milly
"Rivalz, Shirley he obviously doesn't want to talk about it so leave him alone right now. Okay?" Milly interrupted. "Now, if you guys don't mind I need to have a private conversation with Lelouch." She continued in an uncharacteristic harshness. The three filed out quietly sensing that now was not the best time to try to argue with her. Once the others were gone the blonde turned to Lelouch who was slowly uncurling from his upright fatal position on the chair. "So…what do you think is going to happen now?" she asked
"I don't know. It's pointless for me to try to run. I don't doubt for a second that Clovis has already contacted the homeland. Finding Nunnally and I alive would earn him far too much good grace with the emperor to just sit on this information. Schneizel could very well already be on his way to collect us and drag us back to Pendragon as we speak."
"Maybe it won't be so bad. Lelouch maybe…"
"Milly, my father," He spat the word out as if it were poison, "is going to do something to us just to get at me and you know it." he spat.
"Well you would know the man better than I would. On a lighter note you'll be the talk of the school by tomorrow!" a fake smile spread across her face when she said this.
Lelouch groaned and buried his face in his hands. "Don't even bring that up. This isn't a joke."
"Maybe I should go swear those three to secrecy on pain of death to keep this between the five of us. You know, scare them into keeping quiet for now." She said mischievously.
"If you did that I'd love you forever." He joked. "It would definitely take a lot of the stress off the whole situation if the rest of the school didn't know. At least for the moment it would anyway."
Milly nodded and went back out into the hallway to let Lelouch think to himself for a little while. However, rather than an empty hallway she found the three trying to eavesdrop on their conversation.
"Milly how long have you known he was a prince?" Shirley asked.
"I…I've known the whole time he been at this school." she answered reluctantly.
"I can't believe you knew the whole time and didn't tell us Milly!" Rivalz demanded.
"Well why do you think I was always trying to get dirt on him and embarrass him? Because I knew an imperial family secret but couldn't tell anybody! That's why! Do you have any idea what it's like to have to sit on that juicy piece of gossip?" she whined dramatically before strategically giving them a dark look out of the corner of her eye, "Which brings me to my next point. When the time comes Lelouch will be able to cover my family's ass as to what we know and how long we knew it but you guys are a different story. Tell no one what happened here today ever! Do you understand? Tell no one that Lelouch and Nunnally are royalty until I tell you when it's safe."
"Okay, okay but why?" Rivalz moaned.
"The less you know the better off you are. Trust me. If anyone asks this conversation never happened." She sighed before thinking to herself 'That should keep them quiet for now. I hope those two will be alright now that their secret is out.'