Annoying the Princess

"Where is the wine?"

"Apparently the Prince ordered that you were not allowed anymore wine." Surely this would annoy her. This was doing what I had been asked.

"Not allowed? I am the Princess."

"He said he did not wish to see anymore of the behaviour you displayed last night."

"He..." The princess was flushed; angry and tearful. "He said that?"

"I'm just passing on what I heard. Might not have said it. Probably did."

"Cheek! How dare you.... I suppose I did drink a little too much."

I stared at her in shock. Had she just backed down? If she was going to forgive everything he said, this would be difficult...

"He thought you were unlady-like apparently."

"Quiet! I do not wish to hear any more of your human gossip. The love we have... it is beyond your comprehension. You're a weak human girl. You could never hold the emotions I feel for him." She clutched her heart dramatically and sank to the bed.

"You have got to be kidding me."

"Excuse me?" She looked up from the bed, eyes glaring.

"Lady, I can see why he doesn't like you."

"He loves me!"

"He loves humans more than he loves you." I said snidely, watching as her face got gradually darker and darker. It suddenly occured to me that I might be in trouble for this... and the Prince would not save a human from death just because he had struck a deal with her. In fact, he'd be ridding himself of the problem...

"I will have you killed! You shall not speak to me in this manner!"

"Look, Princess... whatever your name is. I think you're much too pretty to be chasing after a prince. Why aren't you running your own country?"

"Women cannot lead without a husband in our world."

"That's wrong! Women are just as good as men!" I looked at her. Maybe not all women...

She hiccuped and stared at me. I felt a little sorry for her then, sitting in a crumpled mess.

"I love him. I want to marry him!" She cried.

"Then prove to him that you're worth it on your own. Not just as an ideal match." Why was I helping this alien? I felt sorry for her yes, but she did not deserve my help. "Strong women are attractive to men."

"What would you know?"

"I..." The truth was, I didn't know. I'd never cared much before, because I'd always put my brother first. But recently, I'd begun to realise there was space in my heart, and it was longing to be filled. "I've seen it."

"I want him! I don't care anymore. I just want him!" She began screaming like a petulant child.

"Then you'd better grow up." I rolled my eyes at her mood swing and marched out of the room.

I would go to my new haunt, the mirrored corridor. It seemed to be the only place the princess would not look. Surprising, considering how obsessed she was with her reflection.

The End

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