silver and gold
Summary: The summer of Crown Prince Will Solace’s tenth birthday, he stumbles upon a boy on the beach who turns out to be a little more than he first appears.
The summer of Will’s tenth birthday, he gets lost on the beach.
The water is the color of sunlight, the sand burning hot under his bare feet by the time he realizes he’s lost track of the knobby, stone-gray turrets of the castle behind him. He can already feel the itchy heat on his neck that means a sunburn, his mind helpfully supplying the exact lecture he’s sure to receive from his father when he finds his way back.
William, I understand the impulse to wander, but you have to understand that, as heir to the throne, you have a responsibility to take care of yourself.