Chapter 12: Another Twisted Fantasy

The next day, I sat fidgeting in class. I could feel Josh's eyes burning holes in the back of my neck. I tries to focus on the complex math problem but it swam before my eyes, the numbers switiching around until I couldn't stand to look at it any longer. I instead fiddled with my fingers, pretending to be looking at the math but unable to.

I nearly ran out of class when the bell finally ran. I burst out of the school gasping for fresh air. The rest of the school's populace wouldn't be far behind so I walked briskly to my nearby house. A little bird flew past me toward its nest and felt jealous of it. To be able to fly away. To soar away from all these troubles and worries. But with a sigh I wandered on.

For the rest of the afternoon I tried typing out a report for school that was due next week but it turned into the story of how me and Adrian first met. With a sigh I switched off the computer and ate my now cold dinner. My parents had retired for the night and left me some cold hot dogs.

I ate them up quickly, slurping some ice cream for dessert. I tucked myself into bed thinking "What awaits me now?" It took me awhile to get to sleep, as it always does, but finally I sunk into sleep.

I sat bolt upright in bed. But not my bed. Another bed. I looked around the room with raised eyebrows. 'What in the world is going on?' was the only comprehending thought. I stood up, the sheets falling away to reveal a fancy-schmancy nightgown. A maid then bustled into my room saying "Morning 'mam. Have a good sleep?" I gave her a weird look and asked her what in the world was going on. She returned my look and replied, "What do you mean, 'mam?"

Then I realized this was probably one of Josh's twisted games. With a groan I asked her where exactly I was. "In the city of Troy. Capital of Paris." She responded, curiosity written all over her face. 'Typical. To lazy to come up with names so he stole some from our world.' I thought with an eye-roll.

"A-and who am I?" I asked with as much patience for this game as I could muster. "The daughter of a major merchant. And also the lady fancied by the prince himself." She said this last part filled with envy. "And this prince is.....who? Exactly?" I spat through clenched teeth.

"Prince Joshua of course. Once you and he are married of course, then you both will become king and queen." I permitted myself another eye-roll. Of course there would be something like this involved.

I strutted to the window, trying to look important like. "And will I be seeing him today?" "Oh yes. He has invited you to a special dinner by candle-light dinner at the castle." She was now straightening out my sheets and rummaging through my wardrobe full of dresses.

"Mmmmm..." was my response as I parted the curtains slightly to look down on the richer part of the city, the part closest to the towering castle. I turned my attention down from the window to see a lean figure chopping wood out on the street.

I focused in on the figure. I recognized the blowing black hair and focused gray eyes. Adrian. He was wearing only some knee-length pants and was chopping wood out on the street among all the passing people. I could trace every line of his muscled body, his tall, straight back shining in the sun. He was just so.....so.....perfect.

The maid bustled me from the window and dressed me in a dress that was apparently common for rich young ladies. I had a delicious breakfast indoors with my 'parents'. They were nice I guess. But neither of them compared to my new adoptive parents.

When they finally released me from my clutches, I tried to appear casual as I walked out onto the streets. It was impossible to walk in that absolutley ridiculous dress. I fought my way through the thronging crowd to where Adrian was still chopping wood. He looked up to see me fighting towards him. A slow smile spread across his face as he opened his bare arms to accept me into them.

The End

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