The knight stops when he notices that the lady he is walking with is not walking anymore. Claire is standing still while looking at the man who appeared in front of her walking on the opposite side of the hallway. She holds her dress and grip tightly.
I know this is a palace where he lived. However, the palace is so big that seeing him is a small chance after all. Still, why now? Why it has to be now? I grip tighter on my dress. I’m not ready to face this man. The man whom I experience being in love and be hurt all at once. The man who played me and used as his pawns without a conscience. The man who never care for you or your sentiments. I want to charge on him and slice off his head.
I can’t believe such man exist in this world. A man who only thinks how high he can climb even he needs to kill someone in order to get there. No, there is nothing I can do anymore but to face him now. Sooner or later we will still see each other anyways. After all, I’m from a powerful duke family. I have a big chance than the other noble family to come into the palace eventually. Now, Claire, focus. Don’t let your emotions overwhelm you.
“Lady Claire?” the knights confusedly look at me.
I smile at the knight, “Shall we?” I start walking again.
The first prince and I meet at the middle. “Greetings your highness,” I stop and bow down to show my so called respect. I respect him since he is still past of the royal family but I will not respect him as a human. I stand up again and look at him with a blank face.
“Lady Claire you’re here,” the first prince, Varis said.
Of course I’m here. Can’t you see I’m standing in front of you? If I’m not here who else is here greeting you with hatred in her heart.
“Yes, your highness.”
“I see, your bringing something?”
“Yes, your highness.”
“What is inside the basket?”
“A snack your highness.”
“Is that so? Is it for me?”
I smirks, “I didn’t know that his highness would expect a snacks from me. I mean I never assumes that his highness would have a thought of me.”
“Lady Claire, don’t be rude in front of his highness,” the first prince personal guard, Fletcher said.
“Am I being rude sir Fletcher? I’m just saying what I understood base on his highness statement addresses to me.”
Both of them we’re shock in my calmness. I know they would expect me to get so loud and vulgar if there is someone who will against me or saying I’m wrong. Since, in the past I’m a spoiled brat who thinks, she is always right. The things now are different and I’m not like I used to be.
“Even so lady Claire, be careful on how you talk towards his highness. He is a royalty,” Fletcher defended.
“I understand sir Fletcher. However, may I consider also your situation to mine? I’m the daughter of Duke Leerstrom. One of the most highly regarded noble in this country. You, sir personal knight of the first prince, should also be careful on how you talk to me right?” I sternly said, “I know that sir Fletcher is knowledgeable enough to know this basics manners.” I glare at him.
Fletcher look down and hi face turned pale.
“Lady Claire, as his superior I’m sorry how my personal knight acted. He is only doing what he is told to do,” Varis defend.
“Oh? Is that so your highness. Is it also one of his jobs to talk like to me? I understand what his job your highness. To protect you from harm and insults. However, it is also his job to disrespects me when I only say my thoughts on you your highness? I never thought that it is a crime, yo-ur hi-gh-ness,” I slowly pronouncing the last words.
He was astonished to my response that made me snicker to myself.
“Now, If you’ll excuse me your highness. I need to bring this snacks to my brothers.”
He flinches, “Brothers?”
“Yes, does his highness doesn’t know I have siblings?” I acted like I was shock.
“No, I know.”
“Oh then, I’ll go now your highness,” I bow and pass by him, “I hope you will displine your personal knight your highness. In order not to happened again,” I said while I’m passing his side.
“Woah, you are so cool back there my lady,” the knight commented.
“Aren’t I?” I laugh softly.
“Yes, I really hate that guys to be honest.”
“Why is that?”
“That Fletcher is acting high and mighty towards us just because he is the personal guard of the first prince,” he snorted.
“Well, learn to justified yourself because if you won’t do that who will justify you? Is it only yourself you can rely on besides your family?”
He ogles his eyes that made me take a back.
“Aww my lady. I’m so touch by your prudence,” he said excitingly showing how he is amaze by me.
I look on the other side. I’m not used to look at like this. All I can see in the past is hatred, annoy, and how they want me to get out from their sight from other people except my family. We arrived the office of the second prince. The knight knocks on the door.
“You may take your leave now. I will take Lady Claire from here,” Reimir, the second prince order to the knight.The knight bow and give me the basket. He turns his back and walk towards the door and open it. Before he went outside I called him, “Sir knight”“My lady?” he faces me.“Wait a minute.”I put the basket on the center table and get my hankie from my pocket. I grab some cookies from the basket and put it in the hankie then secure them. I walk towards the knight and hand over my hankie with coo
Since I know the way like it was on the back of my hand. I successfully reached the garden of the palace. However, the garden is quite big where you can play chase games, and hide and seek. So I need to roam for a bit in this garden to look for my father. Though, I remember that there is a pavilion here, five exactly. One on each of the corner and one on the middle.“I guess. I’ll start at the middle.”I walk towards the middle of the garden. The garden has short and high bushes wall with varies of flowers. While walking around the garden I’m amuse on how the garden stay beautiful before and after I became the queen of the country. I reached the center and I saw my father and the king on the pavilion talking. I walk towards them w
Ever since the discussion they had with the king, Claire requested to his father to look for a teacher for her in swordsmanship. Claire’s parents and brothers did not allow her to have that kind of lesson. Thus, she decided to sneak out from the mansion and secretly look for a teacher. While she was roaming around the market in disguising as a commoner she also had fun watching the streets with so many side stores, street performers, and etc.One time she went in a tavern. She is just curious for what a tavern be look like. Also, she heard that she could find a good swordsman in those kind of places. Claire enter the tavern and directly went towards the bartender in the counter area and sat.“What can I help you miss?” the bartender ask
Claire and the unknown man ran as fast they could and far as they can. Claire looks back wondering if those men are still chasing after them. She stops and pull her hand back when she saw there is nothing chasing them.“Why the hell we run?” Claire asking while catching her breathes.The unknown man stops and look at Claire. He checked if there is someone still chasing them. When he saw nothing then he stands straight and catch his breathe.“You run with me but you didn’t know why are we running?” the unknown man asks unbelievably.
Tomorrow morning, as what they planned. The two of them meet up at their meeting place and start their training lesson on the woods. Claire did all her best to learn how to wield a sword without knowing it is the prince himself is the one teaching her.Every day they meet up for training lesson and every day the prince himself is watching, amused, to the little lady sweating to learn every teaching he taught. Prince Reimir stand behind of the lady while holding her arms and waist. To teach her how to hold the sword, the position and the movement when swaying it. Claire doesn’t give malice on their body being near to each other as she was so focus on learning. On the other hand, Prince Reimir can smell her sweet fragrance catching his attention greatly.&
“Claire, it seems you are so busy these past few days. I barely see you here in the mansion,” her mother said.“I’m very sorry mother. I’m just having so much fun on the book I read. It has really a great story. So I always look for a place where I can be alone.”“Oh what story it is?” The banquet hall is so lively and dazzling from the lights. There are so many guests that’s mostly composed of aristocrats and nobles. Claire’s family arrived in the banquet hall on time and the guard reviewed their names on the list before they enter the banquet hall.“My memories of a banquet I once attended in my past life flowed in my mind,” in Claire’s mind. Chapter 11Claire’s three brothers are preparing for the upcoming war. Claire who had been so stubborn and mischievous, she dressed herself into a knight outfit and wore a wig to hide her real identity. She secretly blended in the group of knights marching lead by her three brothers.Latest chapter
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Against the Tragic Fate Chapter 11
The banquet hall is so lively and dazzling from the lights. There are so many guests that’s mostly composed of aristocrats and nobles. Claire’s family arrived in the banquet hall on time and the guard reviewed their names on the list before they enter the banquet hall.“My memories of a banquet I once attended in my past life flowed in my mind,” in Claire’s mind. Chapter 11Claire’s three brothers are preparing for the upcoming war. Claire who had been so stubborn and mischievous, she dressed herself into a knight outfit and wore a wig to hide her real identity. She secretly blended in the group of knights marching lead by her three brothers.Latest chapter
Chapter 11Claire’s three brothers are preparing for the upcoming war. Claire who had been so stubborn and mischievous, she dressed herself into a knight outfit and wore a wig to hide her real identity. She secretly blended in the group of knights marching lead by her three brothers.Latest chapter