I ran out of the palace as fast as I could, though I was careful not to be seen.
The door however, was a little rusty and was a little hard to unlatch, but I luckily managed to do it without opening it too wide, slipping out of it, then closing it enough for me to reopen when I needed to go back before running out as fast and as far as I could.
It took a while, but I was suddenly met by the city lights which made me smile as I saw everything around me up close, I had always seen them from my chamber’s window, but never in front of me.
I didn’t realize that I was standing in the middle of the road until a car honked its horn at me causing me to jump in fright and blush at the man who was driving, he shook his head at me and I quickly walked to the side walk and smiled as I watched the beautiful night sky, the lights, the different shops, couples, everything seemed surreal that I feared waking up in the palace, and this being nothing but a simple dream, however, I knew that it wasn’t, I was really out of the palace.
The smell of something being cooked caught my senses and I found my feet guiding me toward a bakery where a fresh batch of cookies and different pastries was coming out of the oven, an old woman and an old man taking them out together, they seemed to be a husband and wife as the man looked at the woman with such gentle eyes and she smiled as she looked at the goods they were making.
I smiled looking at the pair, never in my life had I seen my parents look at each other like that, I had even believed that love did not exist and was only in fairy tales or movies, but here I was witnessing one of the simplest forms of love, just a glance at his wife made him smile and just a glance from her husband made her blush.
The man was the first to see me as he smiled and opened the door for me, but I blushed and took a step back not really knowing what to tell the man, I have been watching him and his wife that I forgot that his attention could be caught by that simplest action.
“Come inside dear, it’s a cold night” he said softly, I blushed, though I did not feel cold, the night air having not hit me yet, but he was right, it was a chilled evening.
“What would you like to drink or eat?” He asked softly, his eyes were big brown ones as he looked at me, gentleness like no other could be seen through them and I could not help but smile at him.
“But I do not have any money” I said looking at the man, I could tell that this was a shop as I saw the cashier, the tables, and the display, but I had run out of the palace in such a hurry that I forgot to bring anything with me that would allow me to pay for anything I desired, not that I had anything to pay with in the first place.
“It is no problem dear, it’s on the house” the old woman said softly, her eyes met mine and I could help but smile at her kindness, looking at the couple, I couldn’t understand why mother had always claimed that the outside world was not a safe place “would you like to try the cookies? They’re freshly baked”
The woman’s offer almost made my mouth drool, their cookies’ smell hit my nostrils from outside the shop, and having smelled them up close, they just seemed to tingle a sense of want in me, I nodded biting my bottom lip to prevent my smile from widening.
“Take a seat dear” the woman smiled at my reaction, amusement filling her expression.
“And here’s some hot chocolate to warm your insides as well” the old man said softly, he put a white mug filled with hot chocolate and marshmallows as the old woman brought a white plate with three hand sized cookies, these were the largest cookies that I’ve ever seen, the ones in the palace were small ones and I was never allowed to have more than one or on rare occasions two.
“Thank you” I said shyly, the man and woman smiled as the man wrapped his arm around the woman’s waist, pulling her closer to him, he kissed her temple and I couldn’t help but admire their relationship, a part of me wishing to have one like theirs when I married one day.
“You are most welcome dear” the woman smiled, a few more people entered the bakery, all of them heading toward the cashier, some ordering cookies, others ordering brownies, drinks like coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, I smiled as I took a bite out of the chocolate chip cookie almost moaning in delight as the beautiful taste filled my taste buds, I had never tried anything like this before.
“I take it you like it?” The old man asked looking at me, his wife was taking the money from a couple who looked to be in their mid-thirties, the woman wore a red jacket which reached her mid-thigh and black jeans while the man wore a black leather jacket and black jeans, his arm wrapped around her waist while she laid her head over his chest as they looked at the old couple.
“I love it!” I said honestly, the couple smiled warmly at me before nodding at the paying young partners as they took a seat on the table beside me.
“First time here?” The old man asked, I nodded, I had lived in this kingdom my whole life and yet I’ve never tried any if the goods they had in it.
“Where are you from?” The old woman asked looking at me, her eyes gentle as she spoke, I debated whether or not to tell the truth, but if I did then they might report me to the palace, and if they did, then I was as good as dead, well not literally, but I’d end up locked up in that tower.
As if for my luck, the door of the bakery opened revealing an attractive man who had the woman who was sitting with her lover momentarily forget him as she stared at the mysterious man, his aura said everything that meant confidence as he headed toward the cashier, our eyes met, blue to green and I could swear that I felt like my heart was about to explode at the sight of him.
Giving me quick nod before turning to the old woman who smiled at him.
“One coffee please, and some of those cookies, they smell delicious”
Klaus:I watched as my future wife, mate, ran out of her palace as fast as she could and smiled.It took her long enough to do it in the first place as I had expected her to run away a long time ago, but then again, she was still too young and innocent for that kind of thing.She stood in the middle of the road admiring the view of the stars and the moon in the night sky, something that she did back when she was in her chamber, therefor to see everything she was seeing right now up-close only made her smile.I walked toward the bakery which was on the side of the road and noticed that they were making a fresh batch of dessert, I looked at my mate once again before vampire speeding toward the bakery and looking at the man who smiled upon seeing me clearly not noticing that I vampire sped toward his door.“Good evening sir” he smiled at me.“Good evening” I smiled back, I looked at my mate once more to find a car honkin
Kiara: I woke up with a smile on my face. I was in my chamber. Tucked in bed. In my jeans and black long-sleeved shirt. Hold on… What? “Princess, it’s time to wake up” I heard Emily walk inside my chamber, I tucked myself under the blanket hiding my outfit only for my eyes to widen when I saw a paper beside me under the blanket, the same familiar cursive writing on it catching my eyes. “Princess?” Emily asked looking at me tucked under the blanket, I quickly grabbed the small paper and hid it in one of the pants pockets before muttering sleepily. “Just ten more minutes Emily” I said as I usually did, I knew that she’d walk out as she always did when I asked for them, they usually came to wake me ten to fifteen minutes earlier than I was supposed to be up anyway. My smile widened when I heard the door close as Emily walked out and I untucked myself from under the blanket to open the note, biting my bottom
Kiara:The best part about going to a ball was getting ready for it, note the heavy sarcasm, which of course mother would be scolding me for if she heard me, but luckily, she can’t read my mind.At least I hope she can’t.Anyway, back to subject, I had been trying on dresses since eleven in the morning, settling for a cream ball gown, chiffon covered the whole dress giving it a beautiful bridal texture as the sleeves which were draped around my upper arms, though keeping my neck, collarbones, chest, and arms exposed, tight around the waist and then it would loosen all the way to the ground.The heels I chose for the evening were matching beige heels, though they wouldn’t be visible under the long dress, I still had to choose them carefully as my feet may be exposed for whatever reason that may occur and I had to be at my best appearance.Taylor was making my hair, fixing its natural curls into more defined ones as she insisted tha
Kiara:“PRINCESS KIARA OF PATRAVIA!”They announced my arrival to the ball, and I stood at the top of the stairs, standing elegantly as I eyed the guests carefully, Patravia, the kingdom where I have grown my whole life, but never had the chance to visit or see.It was odd thinking about it, I read about my kingdom all the time, but had it not been going out two nights ago, I would’ve never had the chance to visit the kingdom, and see what it really was, how the people were, and who they were, in my eyes, only the palace servants and other royalties existed, I’ve never seen any commoners, well, that changed now, but of course no one here knew that.I went down slowly, careful not to trip on my heels, and also giving the ones who were watching a show, I had been trained how to go up and down these stairs so many times, how fast I was supposed to go, where I was to look, which was in front of me, no matter who stood from the guests,
Klaus:I looked at the guests who lowered their gazes when they met my intense one, not caring that they had nothing to do with the princess being upset or hurt, just the fact that they saw what they did, the way they did annoyed me, and I made sure to show it.I followed the princess’s scent and heartbeat out of the ball room to find her in the hall close to the door as she wiped her eyes from the tears that fell out of them, slowly making my way toward her, not wanting to frighten or annoy her more than she probably was, I slowly took her hand in mine stopping her from wiping her tears and doing it myself, she involuntarily leaned in to my touch, her body taking over her senses before her mind could process the mating pull.“I apologize for what happened” I said honestly, my eyes meeting hers in a soft gaze, her once emerald green eyes now bloodshot red from crying, I didn’t like the sight, it had my wolf howling as my fangs and canines
Klaus:I froze as I looked at the king who dared speak to my mate the way he was, not only has he been abusing her both physically and mentally, I did not want to believe that he would be using her sexually, as I was hoping that he wasn’t or else that would force one huge problem between the two of us, as I would not rest, regardless what the princess would say, until I had his life.“Need I ask what the princess has done to be exiled?” Prince Caspian, the man who was supposed to be her husband, asked, it didn’t please me that he was the one to ask, but he was right, the princess had done nothing to be put in such a situation.“You will not be questioning my decisions Prince Caspian”“The princess is my fiancé and wife to be King Leonardo”“I believe that the agreement, which you have clearly heard yourself little prince, clearly stated that the princess would be MY wife when she reaches
Kiara:I looked between Lorenzo, the guard who has been by my side for years now, Giovani, who didn’t seem phased by what his partner has done, King Niklaus who kept his eyes on me, as if the fallen body meant nothing, then at Emily, who was dead, right before my eyes, with a hole in her chest, her heart thrown by her side as Lorenzo tossed it on the ground, my hands shaking at the sight and my heart racing in fear as I fought myself not to run away from what I had just witnessed.“Why?” I asked, it was the only word I could voice out without throwing up, the sight being frightening to me as it was the first time I’ve seen something this barbaric in my life, not even animalistic, an animal would never be pulling a heart out and shoving to the side this coldly, none of them seeming worried or frightened by what had happened a mere few minutes ago.“She has hurt you badly, betrayed your trust in her, and told your parents on you despi
Klaus:I watched as my mate stood frozen while everyone bowed to her, her cheeks turning crimson as she didn’t know what to do or who stood in front of her, but little did she know was that she was going to be the queen of everyone who was in this room, that she was going to be loved and respected by everyone, and that no one was ever going to treat her unjustly.Everyone rose and lifted their eyes to look at the beauty who was to be my wife, having no jewels on her but the bracelet I gave her, and the ball gown which she was wearing made her look even more special in my eyes as it gave her a natural glow of being her own self rather than whatever she was wearing, and I smiled loving how flustered she seemed as she didn’t know what to do, despite her being a princess, she was not used to being around a big crowd who respected her deeply, but everyone who meant anything has heard of my beauty.“Welcome to the kingdom princess” Madeline, ou