The heart gets to beat for another day; till the stars fall dark and oblivion consumes us. ~Crowned Prince Motoyoshi Tio -- "Letters to our Children"
Philosophy had been his minor in college, he could not help but examine himself in comparison to the other leaders. He whispered lowly to himself, the words of a wise, ancient text; "He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it." he took a deep breath; "May all stars turn towards us..." He took a sip of his tea, his tear freezing to the side of his face.
"Your highness, the conference room awaits you." One of the station's sprites told him as she exited the room with a cart of cleaning implements.
"So it does...So it does." he reassured himself, entering into the room for the third day. Today he however did different than what he had the prior days. He took off his suit jacket and hung it from the back of his chair.
He ignored his emails, save for the one from his mother; quietly looking at the new version of the star map which hovered near the table. He was concerned, the Senate was allowed to return; how much would their ununified speech cost them now?
Another spite entered, with a very upsetting look on her face. "Listen...your bird has been causing problems." she pointed to the smear of feces on the shoulder of her uniform.
Tio laughed, calling out "Kichou! Kichou!!" he shook his head, as a small parrot flew in the open door. Most of it was covered in grey feathers, save for its head which was a bright brilliant purple. "I am sorry, I can watch him for the rest of today..."
The bird chimed, "I would of killed the bird, if the Prince was not hawwwwt." The sprite fleshed pink and headed towards the door. The bird had the last word, His butt is cute...his butt is cute.... Tio whispered to the bird as it settled on his left shoulder. "Shhh Kichou."