No way...

I opened the door, and scowled as Kohei was scolding Steven for talking to another princess, who must have been set to her room. I glided down the stairs, and as Kohei was about to walk into the kitchen, I took Steven's hand, and led him up the stairs.

"Thank you, Ami. He's probably going to beat me later."

"Beat you?!"

"It's nothing for you to worry about. He gives me a few whacks on the back, then I can go."

"I'm not going to let that happen."

"But princess...!" he said softly, as I led him to my room. I pulled him inside, and closed the door.

"I'm not allowed to be in your room..." whispered Steven. I shrugged a little. I opened my wardrobe, and looked in. I saw lots of dresses, but one thing caught my eye.

"Ah-ha!" I said triumphantly. I took out a white tux, and a white mask. I put them into Steven's hand, and told him to get changed in the on-suite. He did so, and came out again. I smiled, and let out a small giggle. He hadn't done the buttons up properly, and the mask was upside down.

I turned the mask the right way, and undid the buttons, doing them up properly. While doing the buttons, I got a glimpse of Stevens muscular chest. Steven was very red face. I smiled.

"Now, Kohei can't boss you around, because I'll say that my mother and father hired you as my private servant! I think you have a higher ranking than Kohei now!" I smiled. Steven grinned, then put on a strait face.

"I'll have to keep a striat face around Kohei. He knows I'm always smiling. He'll think I've run away or something. Oh, if he foud out...." Steven shuddered, and sat down lightly on the bed, head hung.

I felt sorry for him. I sat down next to him. "Steven?" I asked softly. He didn't look up. I placed my hand lightly under his chin, and pulled him gently up to look at me. "Steven, there is no way...ever...that I am going to let him hurt you. And that's a promise." I said softly. He smiled, and pulled my into a soft hug. He leaned his head on my shoulder. I smiled, leaning my head on his shoulder, placing one hand on his back, the other in his black, scruffy hair, stroking it slightly.

The End

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