Aislinn didn't realise how I annoyed I was, or why. She had no right. She had no right. I stormed out of the castle and in to the grounds. I wandered and wandered until, there I was again, with that tree. It was the tree that had brought me here. I approached warily, afraid that I would be sucked back too soon. 

I lay on the grass and stared at the clouds through the trees. I wondered what I was supposed to do. After what seemed like and age I rose and started back to the castle.

 Now I knew what I had to do.

I marched in to my mother's chambers.

"Mother, I want you to help Aislinn prepare the wedding, I've given her all my plans. I want to marry Aiden as soon as possible." My mother was surprised, but she complied. I then left to find my prince. He was in the courtyard, practicing his jousting.


"Alex, are you well?"

"Yes I am. Are you?"

"I'm in a good mood. You look troubled."

"It's the stress of marrying you."

"Oh very funny." I hugged him.

"What would you do if... if after our wedding I disappeared?"

"What? Why are you saying such things? I wouldn't cope Alexandria, I don't think I could."

"Well... if something does happen... promise me you will not remain without love. You will... find someone to love you."


"If you do not promise me faithfully, I shall not marry you."

"I- I promise. But I do not believe..."

"... I do not need to know. Just knowing you will be loved is all I need." Aiden stared at me strangely. "Now I must go and prepare once again. I love you."

"And I you."

I wandered to my room and lay on the bed, staring at the ceiling. I knew what I wanted, and that was Aiden. But want and need are two very different things.

The End

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