After her bath, she applies her oil on her skin and gently massages it into her skin. Soon the room was filled with the all too familiar scent of olive mint and lavender.
She sighs as she inhales the scent. She put on her under garments and wears her gown with the assistance of two other maids. Onr fastens the halter belt, while the other gently raise her hair. She is escorted to sit at her dressing table, where Elsa awaits her. She sits and they all get to work on her hair and applies light make up.
When they were done, she opens her eyes to see her reflection in the mirror.. And as usual she was breathtaking.
Each day, she she's a finer version of herself from the smooth touch of her maids. Her hair was let down, and the corners weaved and where they meet at the centre, was carefully pinned using a beautiful hairpin, keeping the curls in place. Her eye shadow, dark blue matching the colour of her dress. Her lips pink, drowned with a light pink lipstick, her eye lids were lined and a mascara was applied on her eye lash and a small brush gently used to straighten her eye lashes.
Her gown, which suits her body, bringing her curves out, it was a straight body fitted gown, which fled out from below her butt and onto the ground. The front was barely touching the ground, showing off her black shoes, with a small heels slightly raised above the ground.
She felt satisfied when she went to look at herself in the standing mirror.
"My, my" she smiles at a lost of words to describe the beauty in the mirror.
"Her highness is beautiful " said one of the maids.
"Elaine thank you, and you too Adella, Elsa. Since I'm happy, I going to gift you all something. "
"Really" replied the eager Adella.
"Wow" said Elaine.
"Thank you your highness but we are only doing our job, you don't need to.... " Dawn cut her short by placing a finger on her lips.
"Shhhhhh Elsa. Let me." She moves to her wardrobe and brings out a big box, twice the size of a shoe box. She placed it on her bed and gently opens it. She takes a look inside and brought out three hair pins. "There you go". She hands each of them a hairpin. With glee in their eyes, Elaine and Adella rush to hug her while Elsa courtesy to her.
"Girls might I warn you, you would ruin her highness's make up and dress. You are being clingy".
"And you are being so choked up, come on here Elsa, let's have a big hug. "
"Well all right, if you insist. "
She moves closer and they all have a big hug.
"Thank you princess" they all chorused.
"My, my.. I better hurry to breakfast. Mother would be having a fit if I delay further. " she straightened her gown, head held up high, straightened her back and held both palms together in front of her stomach. Then she gave a slight nod and Elaine and Adella both open the door for her. She walked out with Elsa following behind her.
Soon they arrive at the dinning hall. The guards open the door for them and they walk in. When she gets near the table, she goes and hug her father.
"Good morning dad".
"Good morning my jewel. Trust your sleep was nice" asked her father.
"It would have been completely nice if mother wouldn't make Elsa wake me up so early. "she smiled at her mother while still at her father's side.
"Ohh I see. But eight isn't early love, its late" replied her father.
"Enough chit chat Dawn. When before the king you curtsey. " corrected the queen.
She curtsied before the king and queen saying "Your majesties, Good morning ".
"That's better. I trained you well".
"You sure did your majesty" replied Dawn as she went to take her seat at her father's left hand side, while Elsa went ahead to serve her food.
"I hear you've improved greatly at your archery lessons my jewel " her father inquired.
"Yes father. I'm learning how to shoot three arrows at once now." Dawn replied while eating her meal carefully.
"I'm so proud of you dear. " he father praised her.
"And I hear your dance lessons, are not so... "
"Mother, I'm trying my best. Dancing is not... "
"I forbid you to say what you want yo say. You are a princess, you are royalty, is it too much to ask you to act like one. Learning the dances is a must , it's part of tradition. What would you do when asked to a dance at a royal ball? " quarried her mother.
"I'd simply decline mother. Besides I'm not terrible at dancing. I know the dance steps."
"Well, she is good if I do say so myself"replied her father.
"Roland you are spoiling her" her mother said looking at her husband.
"I'm not. I simply allowed her the freedom to do what she likes".
"I only wish you'd be enthusiastic about your dance lessons as you are about swordsmanship and archery". Her mother sighed tired of arguing with her daughter.
"It is okay you two. I'm sure Dawn would put in more effort in her dance classes, right my jewel? " he winks at his daughter and she caught the que.
"Yes father. Mother I promise to give dance lessons my best. Are you happy now? Dawn asked her mother.
"Yes. Make sure you keep your word. As a princess you must learn to keep your word. "
" When have I not kept my word? "
Her mother stares at her.. She smiles at her mother and replied, "Yes mother".
They ate their meal silently this time. The queen's lady royal, and the princess's lady in waiting stood at at the far back of their Ladies waiting.
The princess gets up, "father, mother I'm done with my meal, thank you." her lady in waiting draws her chair out, for her to come out.
"Wait, sit Dawn, your father has something to tell you" the queen said looking at the king.
"Why yes, I do. My jewel, you would be twenty soon. And you've come of age my dear."
Dawn thinks to herself in her mind "oh no, not what I'm thinking, please don't be what I'm thinking. I'm not ready yet dad"
"In a month's time, we would be having a ball"
"A ball, what's the occasion father? " asked Dawn.
"Patience, patience my jewel. We would have a ball, to celebrate your birthday and .... "
"Patience, patience my jewel, we would have a ball to celebrate your twentieth birthday and your title as the Crown Princess of Grendel" her father said with smiles written all over his face.Dawn thinks to herself again " Phew" she sighs. "I'd thought he wanted to say marriage. Thank goodness he didn't. "She smiles and look at her parents "thank you dad, mum.""That's not all Dawn" her mother replied wiping the corners of her lips with a handkerchief and putting it on the table. She signals for the table to be cleared, two different maids came and clear up the dishes and left.Another set comes with some fruits and plates. There were grapes, strawberries, blue berries, apples and pear. Elsa serves Dawn, as did the queen's lady royal Gracie.Isabel sat there rather impatient, tired of her mother's silent torture. But none of these
She got to the throne room, the guards announced her arrival and opened the doors, she walked in and curtsied before the king and queen, as did her lady in waiting."Your majesties"."My princess" her father stretched his right hand in front if him to her, she walks closer to him, takes his palm in her hands, held her gown with her left hand and curtsied to him. He lightly kisses the back of her palm and she goes to sit at his left hand side near his throne.She turns to her head to face her mother and with a bow of her head she spoke "Mother, you are stunning as usual"."Thank you dearest" she gave a slight nod to her daughter.Her mother was dressed in a beautiful light purple gown, with the sleeves at her elbow and a similar gloves in design to that of her daughter but light purple in colour to cover her fingers up to her elbow. Her gown hugged her breast and fled do
Dawn gets to her chambers and was so happy. She had a big smile on her face as she sang. Meanwhile Elsa just stood by the door looking at the princess."Come on Elsa, sing with me, or dance with me"."I thought you didn't like to dance". Replied Elsa."I like it but I love archery and swordsmanship more. ""So what now? The Ambassador would still come, this evening or tomorrow morning your highness. ""Well yes, tonight at dinner, would try to convince my parents once more"."And if they don't agree? ""Well then, I would cross that road when the time comes. For today, I'm going to enjoy my freedom. Tell me what should I do? I feel alive, but something is missing. " she ponders in her mind."You can go for archery lessons"."Ummm, no, I'm not feeling it" replied Dawn."You
"You, you are going to pay for that bread" the baker said in anger.The enraged baker walked close to Dawn glaring at her."Me, what has this got to do with me? " asked Dawn."You had that scoundrel and you let her go with my bread. " he grabs Dawn by her collar hard, making her hat fall off."How is that my problem, I only helped her get up" explained Dawn."Perhaps you are in this with that brat"."That's ridiculous, I don't know them".Elsa who was admiring the goods turned and saw someone holding Dawn up."Oh my God, this is bad" she hurries to meet Dawn."You either pay for the bread or I hand you over to the soldiers.""I don't have any money". Dawn said trying to free her shirt from his grip."Then soldiers it is." Just then some soldiers passes and the baker
The royal physician talks to the queen "Your majesty I'm sorry, but she is still not responding.""What? Do something, my daughter had Ben unconscious for three days. Don't let her die"."She is having a fever, and if this persists there may not be away to.. "The door suddenly opens and a small girl runs inside surprising the queen and the royal physician."She would survive," the little girl said cutting the royal physician short. "Dawn will survive, the princess is a fighter. She won't die, she would wake up soon" the small girl was crying heavily. "Right? Dawn would survive and play with me, she would be okay".The queen smiles and pat the little girl's head."It's all my fault, I wanted to eat some apples, she offered to get some for me, I should have stopped her. I didn't.""You didn't know she couldn't c
They continue running as the soldiers chase after them. The girls both run up to a house top, Dawn jumps to the next house and she gestures for Elsa to follow her lead and jump but she hesitate."Come on El, you can do it, just jump.""I'm scared Dawn. I can't "."Sure you can, come on the soldiers are on their way" persuaded Dawn."Stop right there, in the name of the king halt". Shouted one of the soldiers."Elsa, jump, take a leap, hurry, they are coming"."No I can't, I would take the long way down. Go on without me, I can manage, I would distract them" she smiles at Dawn."What nonsense are you talking about, come on El, you can do it"."No, that's you, you are brave. I would meet you at the forest. Go on Dawn. I would be fine. Bye"."You better not let them catch you El. P
"What was that for?" the young man complained."For calling me a psycho, not believing princess"."I'm getting it wrong, you are a psycho, not trusting, terrible, unreasonable, hard to deal with young lady".His statement infuriates her and she launches with the stick straight at him, but this time around he holds the stick and spun her around, with the stick in her hands, now close to her throat as he holds her in place."There, there, easy there. Steady"." Steady?" She scoffs. "Do I look like a horse to you dimwit? You're impossible ". She struggles and breaks away from his hold.He only laughs after looking at her for some time."What's funny? " Dawn asked him."You are," he said and took several steps forward, getting closer to her."What are you doing?" Dawn asked, already in a fighting stance."I think I should be asking you that, you're in a fighting stance." He arched his brows at her, gesturing at her stance.This girl was simply unbelievable."Well you are coming close
Nick and Dawn continued talking for a long time."I feel happy, I don't know why though"."Well Diane, I think it may be because we are both here together. I have always come here alone. This is the first time enjoying this serenity with someone else. And you are a nice company ". Complimented Nick."Thank you, that was a nice thing to say. Well I guess you are right, although I do come here with my m... I mean my friend. ""That's true, where is she? ""She decided to lure the soldiers away and told me to go on without her". Dawn said sadly."Why are you saying it like that? . You are sad. What is the matter? ""Its nothing, its just she sacrificed her time for me to relax"."I can see, she's a good friend."."My best friend actually. Well time has gone. I've got to go".