Nearly There Nicely

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Once upon a time, in a tiny kingdom, there was a prince who had a best friend. In time, the prince became king, and when he did, he made his best friend the grand duke. This story is not about either of them. It's about the grand duke's son who was forgotten.

** This story is copyright to me; 2010-2016.

This is fiction; Any resemblance to persons living or dead is coincidence.

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Chapter 1

Submitted: September 19, 2013

Once upon a time, in a tiny kingdom, there was a prince who had a best friend. In time, the prince became king, and when he did, he made his best friend the grand duke. This story is not about either of them. It's about the grand duke's son who was forgotten. Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Submitted: September 19, 2013

Unconscious. Thoughts streamed through Will's mind.   What happened after that? It's just a blank spot in my memory. Kind of... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: September 19, 2013

Will headed down the hallway, turning in to the kitchen. He watched the chefs and cooks hurrying around to get the food prepared for the ... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: September 19, 2013

While Will continued setting up, a little boy dressed in a nice khaki colored pair of shorts and a white blouse with a blue big ribbon ti... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: September 19, 2013

A/N: I hate the word "hor'derves". I had to do a lot of searching to get even remotely close, and even then... Everything seemed to point... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: September 21, 2013

The young man rubbed his shoulder, looking after Adell with a confused annoyed look. “Well. That was interesting.” He shrugged a bit,... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Submitted: September 23, 2013

As Will began to return to the world of consciousness, his thoughts swirled around. The dream he had been having was about the last dinne... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: September 23, 2013

Chapter 8 The murmuring of the voices got closer to Will's ear. He groaned from the throbbing in his head, and squinted open his eyes... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: September 25, 2013

A/N: I'll mention it cause it might not be clear, but Crow (and co.) have two gods that speak to him (them). Initially this voice is fema... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: September 25, 2013

Chapter 10 Crow nodded and hurried over to Will. He put his hands under Will's arms and helped him to stand again, and led the shocke... Read Chapter

Act 11

Submitted: September 25, 2013

Act 11 Crow left out of the room, shutting the door quietly after he did. He left back down the kitchen and sat at one of the stools ... Read Chapter

Act 12

Submitted: September 26, 2013

Act 12 Will had mumbled his full titled name to himself after Crow left the room softly. It was like a spell was being said to him fr... Read Chapter

Act 13

Submitted: September 30, 2013

Act 13 When Will awoke several hours later, the smell of lavender was thick in the air. He groaned a bit, squinting his eyes as he sa... Read Chapter

Act 14

Submitted: September 30, 2013

Act 14 After they finished eating, Crow gathered up the dishes and took them to the sink. “Do you wanna play some card games or som... Read Chapter

Act 15

Submitted: September 30, 2013

Act 15 Crow’s eyes turned to look at him, even though his face remained in profile away from him. “Ever heard of ‘an eye for an... Read Chapter

Act 16

Submitted: October 01, 2013

Act 16 “Will!”   A man’s voice broke into the peaceful world of Will’s dream. It was a sunny day, clear and happ... Read Chapter

Act 17

Submitted: October 01, 2013

A/N: There's a part in here where Isaac says "supposed". I've checked everything online possible, and I keep getting results that say "su... Read Chapter

Act 18

Submitted: October 02, 2013

Act 18 Will stood still surprised in the bathroom by the door after Isaac had shoved the yellow pajamas into his arms and closed the ... Read Chapter

Act 19

Submitted: October 02, 2013

Act 19 “What... do you mean...” Will paused, taking in the serious emotional expression being given to him by a god. “Playing w... Read Chapter

Act 20

Submitted: October 03, 2013

Act 20 It didn't take too long for Will to settle down to sleep once again in Crow's bed. It was very unlike the hard flat bed he'd b... Read Chapter

Phase 21

Submitted: October 04, 2013

Phase 21 As Crow returned to his dreams, he was placed back in time, once again a little boy. Crow and the little boy had a play-date... Read Chapter

Phase 22

Submitted: October 04, 2013

Phase 22 After they finished eating, Isaac and Akiio left to do something after being summoned by Lisez. She was in a bad mood and me... Read Chapter

Phase 23

Submitted: October 04, 2013

Phase 23 Will had delivered the tea to Mia in the study. She had sipped it and complained it was too cold.   “Ask... Read Chapter

Phase 24

Submitted: October 04, 2013

Phase 24 “Belay that.” came a voice from the palace walkway.   Will, the guards and the man turned to look as the ki... Read Chapter

Phase 25

Submitted: October 05, 2013

Random Fact #3: Will doesn't always get along with Crow, sometimes telling him to get lost because he's being annoying. (Even if it's not... Read Chapter

Phase 26

Submitted: October 05, 2013

Random Fact #4: Dogs love Isaac. He also has a skull & sunflower tattoo on his mid-back. http://watashiveracasan.deviantart.com/art... Read Chapter

Phase 27

Submitted: October 06, 2013

o///////o I'm so shocked at how much attention this has been getting on this website! I've truly never expected comments, let alone peopl... Read Chapter

Phase 28

Submitted: October 06, 2013

Phase 28 Will and Crow woke up that following morning to the sound of an alarm clock that went off at 7am sharp. Groggily they sat up... Read Chapter

Phase 29

Submitted: October 07, 2013

Random Fact #6: If they were given a Wii game, Will and Crow would stay up all night competing with each other. Phase 29 As Crow ... Read Chapter

Link 30

Submitted: October 08, 2013

Random Fact #7: Akiio isn't dead. He willingly entered the Threshold (LX3.42). Link 30 The day's air wasn't warm. It had a chill ... Read Chapter

Link 31

Submitted: October 10, 2013

Random Fact #8: Will doesn't like cooking. Link 31 Will played with hitting the notes on the piano hesitantly. With no expression... Read Chapter

Link 32

Submitted: October 14, 2013

Random Fact #9: Rhys was crowned King when he was 9 years old, 3 years after he met Adell. He was officially of age when he was 18 (ROXX2... Read Chapter

Link 33

Submitted: October 15, 2013

Random Fact #10: Dove tried to steal a bottle of Worm Oil from Nocturne, thus being captured by Phyte. Link 33 Will climbed in th... Read Chapter

Link 34

Submitted: October 17, 2013

Random Fact #11: Aether is one of the few non-malicious gods. He doesn't care about consuming souls. Link 34 On the other side of... Read Chapter

Link 35

Submitted: October 18, 2013

Random Fact #12:  Phyte was messing around with Will's memories prior to Matéas putting his Blessing on Will. Link 35 That ... Read Chapter

Link 36

Submitted: October 21, 2013

Link 36 Will took a deep breath, adjusted the infantry uniform he was in to make it feel a bit more comfortable, then he walked to th... Read Chapter

Link 37

Submitted: October 25, 2013

Link 37 Will had sat down next to Crow on the edge of the bed. They held hands as Crow swallowed the Piece of Cirrus from the small b... Read Chapter

Link 38

Submitted: October 27, 2013

Link 38 Isaac opened Crow's bedroom door, glancing in to see what him and Will were doing. He frowned seeing them sitting on the bed ... Read Chapter

Link 39

Submitted: October 30, 2013

Link 39 Will's empty dream was disrupted as a sliver of light crept its way onto his eyes. Groggily, Will blinked open his eyes and s... Read Chapter

Episode 40

Submitted: November 01, 2013

WARNING:: Exceedingly long chapter ahead!! Episode 40 The next few days were pretty boring. Will spent the days sitting by the ed... Read Chapter

Episode 41

Submitted: November 03, 2013

I'd like to share with you one of the many silly endeavors of Crow trying to get Will's hair pink again, with the help of a bucket of pai... Read Chapter

Episode 42

Submitted: November 07, 2013

Episode 42 “I'm surprised you let them go just like that.” Isaac spoke carefully, quietly. But he couldn't hide the glare burstin... Read Chapter

Episode 43

Submitted: November 10, 2013

Random Fact #16: The body Phyte is currently in is a fairy's. He consumed the soul of Atlan, and has since been within his body. Phyte's ... Read Chapter

Episode 44

Submitted: November 16, 2013

Random Fact #17: Atlan acted under Matéas, retrieving a Gale Blade from Aether for him. He went to confront Phyte about his experiments ... Read Chapter

Episode 45

Submitted: November 28, 2013

Episode 45 Crow returned to the barracks quickly. The complex was made of three large buildings, the first and foremost standing five... Read Chapter

Episode 46

Submitted: December 03, 2013

Episode 46 No one came to wake up Will for breakfast. He had been so tired and frustrated, that he had slept int until brunch. Quietl... Read Chapter

Episode 47

Submitted: December 09, 2013

Episode 47 Grumbling, with a grimace glued to his face and a menacing glare aimed at his father, Crow marched sullenly following the ... Read Chapter

Episode 48

Submitted: January 22, 2014

Episode 48 Crow led Will through the bustling servants in the kitchen, out the back door, stopping finally just under a dim light sev... Read Chapter

Episode 49

Submitted: February 13, 2014

Episode 49 Crow shifted back while chuckling. “I wonder why?” he asked, smiling. Will stood up and climbed into his bed without a... Read Chapter

Scene 50

Submitted: February 28, 2014

Scene 50 Crow nodded to the servants as politely as possible as he scurried quickly out of Will's room at the crack of dawn. He adjus... Read Chapter

Scene 51

Submitted: March 07, 2014

Scene 51   It only took a few minutes, but Will heard a knock at his bedroom door. At first, he didn't get up, but another kno... Read Chapter

Scene 52

Submitted: June 08, 2014

Will gets sick looking at the piano, plays his concert anyway. Read Chapter

Scene 53

Submitted: July 07, 2014

Scene 53 That morning, Crow woke up slowly. At first, only the soft muted sounds of birds chirping came to his ears. Since he hadn't ... Read Chapter

Scene 54

Submitted: July 24, 2014

Scene 54 Will opened the door to the estate, peeking in a bit nervously. It looked like no one was around, but he could hear the soun... Read Chapter

Scene 55

Submitted: August 17, 2014

Scene 55 Will suddenly pushed a piece of bread at Crow's mouth. Crow backed up, catching the bread so it didn't fall. The sudden acti... Read Chapter

Scene 56

Submitted: October 15, 2014

Scene 56 Just as they were finishing eating their snack, a servant knocked on the door and let herself in. She bowed briefly to them ... Read Chapter

Scene 57

Submitted: December 15, 2014

Scene 57 Once inside the carriage, Will sat down on one of the benches while Crow stripped himself of his wet shirt. After toweling o... Read Chapter

Scene 58

Submitted: December 16, 2014

Scene 58 Noire laughed off the serious air Rhys was giving him like it was nothing but a cloud of tas... Read Chapter

Scene 59

Submitted: January 05, 2015

Scene 59 At first, Will wasn't aware he was in a dream. When he opened his eyes he was floating in an endless expanse of gray matter.... Read Chapter

Vignette 60

Submitted: January 05, 2015

Vignette 60 “Beautiful, isn't it?” Phyte asked calmly as he stepped forward toward a chair that reminded Will of a throne. &n... Read Chapter

Vignette 61

Submitted: January 06, 2015

Vignette 61 The sound of the pouring rain and wind buffeting the apartment is what woke Crow up the following morning. He groaned, re... Read Chapter

Vignette 62

Submitted: January 09, 2015

Vignette 62 Will watched outside the window as the clouds thinned out, letting down more sunshine. “It's funny.” He said suddenly... Read Chapter

Vignette 63

Submitted: February 06, 2015

Vignette 63 Crow studied Will for a few minutes before he noticed Will was squinting his eyes, tensin... Read Chapter

Vignette 64

Submitted: February 20, 2015

Vignette 64 Breakfast was just a touch awkward.   While Crow had made up some scrambled eggs and toast for Akiio and him... Read Chapter

Vignette 65

Submitted: February 21, 2015

Vignette 65 The following morning, Will woke up to Arluin sitting across from him on the sofa reading a book with a cup of something ... Read Chapter

Vignette 66

Submitted: March 04, 2015

Vignette 66 Once they were at Crow's doorstep, Crow stopped and turned to Will while holding up a hand. “Uh, be aware, the place mi... Read Chapter

Vignette 67

Submitted: March 11, 2015

Vignette 67 As morning came, it took Will a few minutes to realize he was hearing the soft sounds of rain on the ceiling and a few bi... Read Chapter

Vignette 68

Submitted: March 11, 2015

Vignette 68 After getting some more sleep, Will woke up a few hours later. Dazed, he opened his eyes. The room was silent, but it fel... Read Chapter

Vignette 69

Submitted: April 16, 2015

Vignette 69 It didn't take too long for Will to calm down enough for his appetite to surface; just barely an hour. Downstairs, Will a... Read Chapter

Unit 70

Submitted: May 26, 2015

Unit 70 While soaking in the bathtub, Will was trying to relax as he let his train of thought run wild.   What's he thin... Read Chapter

Unit 71

Submitted: June 25, 2015

“Anyway,” Crow went around Will and into the kitchen. He came out a moment later with a plate of scrambled eggs and toast, a bowl of ... Read Chapter

Unit 72

Submitted: July 06, 2015

Unit 72 It took Will and Crow about ten minutes to walk down the damp streets before they turned onto Chebod; a wide cobblestone road... Read Chapter

Unit 73

Submitted: September 02, 2015

Unit 73 Akiio raised his free hand up, and with use of the stiletto, he slashed downwards to create a strange dark navy line. The lin... Read Chapter

Unit 74

Submitted: November 05, 2015

Unit 74 “Do you have any idea where Will is?” Corian asked Crow once more. His tone was strict and firm – this was no game to h... Read Chapter

Unit 75

Submitted: November 05, 2015

Unit 75 Silence.   Nothingness.   Then, through his dulled senses, Will felt the realization of his chest m... Read Chapter

Unit 76

Submitted: November 05, 2015

Unit 76 As Crow walked through the city at night, he kept his attention on the buildings and surroundings. He didn't want to let his ... Read Chapter

Unit 77

Submitted: March 18, 2016

Unit 77 Arluin returned shortly later. He helped get Will sitting upright without disturbing Crow. It helped the Crow was exhausted. ... Read Chapter

Unit 78

Submitted: April 10, 2016

Unit 78 Chuckling, Matéas entered the room. “I don't need to listen to your thoughts to know what you're thinking, Will.” &nbs... Read Chapter

Unit 79

Submitted: May 31, 2016

Unit 79 After a while, Arluin stepped into the room. He stopped just in front of the coffee table before giving a nod of his head t... Read Chapter

Bastion 80

Submitted: January 06, 2017

Bastion 80 Will and Crow had just barely stepped foot into the ballroom before Rhys's boisterous laughter was heard echoing. The two ... Read Chapter

Bastion 81

Submitted: January 08, 2017

Bastion 81 Outside in the courtyard, with the sun hanging high in the sky, the wind blew softly across Crow's shocked face as he coll... Read Chapter

Bastion 82

Submitted: February 13, 2017

Bastion 82 Will sat very stiff at the center of a long oval-shaped table. Sitting along either side were a bunch of distinguished loo... Read Chapter

Bastion 83

Submitted: February 13, 2017

Bastion 83 Will backed up so quickly, he ran into the table by the window, knocking over the vase of flowers. As it crashed to the gr... Read Chapter

Bastion 84

Submitted: July 10, 2017

Bastion 84 Silence filled the room around Will. All of the voices that had been talking around him just moments before had dispersed.... Read Chapter

Bastion 85

Submitted: January 07, 2019

The two stood at the base of a large tree with very little branches at the base. Although it was raining, they were protected by the thic... Read Chapter

Bastion 86

Submitted: February 03, 2019

“Ah! Will!” Alexander's voice was chipper and sudden. Will stopped in the foyer a distance to the front door of the palace. The littl... Read Chapter

Bastion 87

Submitted: February 03, 2019

The wind battered Will and Alexander's faces, the child clinging to Will's hand tightly. “Y–you sure this is the place?” Alexander ... Read Chapter

Bastion 88

Submitted: February 03, 2019

Alexander and Julian ran around the lush grass giggling. They'd been dried off somewhat before coming into the garden. Now they were bare... Read Chapter