I hurried up the stairs, my keyhole crème dress trailing closely behind. I had barely noticed anyone around me in that ball room, I was too focused on well, that was the problem I was too focused on Dorian. Dorian, the crown prince of Althelia, when I arrived he was off swooning some lady royal, but as the night progressed things changed. He danced with only me and I was lost. Tranced into my own world. Still he was the crown prince, I was supposed to hate him! I should hate him, after all his father did to me and my town. Anyway, it was a foolish idea, we could never be together. Just imagine that, the crown prince and Celeania Authrigh, Althelia’s most deadly assassin! Yeah right.
I was just finishing my way up the stairs when, there he was stood waiting for me. Had he been here long? I had only delayed slightly to peer into the library and yet still, there he was, handsome as ever. The crown prince of Althelia.
He had a particular charm about him. His presence was like a prince in his prime, mind you he was one. He lit up the room with his smile. His dimples embedded into his face like the pins in a cushion. His eyes, his brown dazzling eyes, were glimmering beneath the lights. He was the man you wanted to hold you tight, to call your own, and yet I knew that would never be so.
“Can I help you,” I asked, batting my eyelids, gaining some of my wit back.
“You never said goodbye, I hardly noticed you were leaving”
“I was getting tired”
“May I come in”
“I don’t see why not”
I opened to door and in an instant, he closed gently behind him.
“Well what do you wa…”
I was hushed, something was preventing me from speaking that’s when I realized. It was his lips, sealed on mine, gentle, maybe even loving. I didn’t know why but I kissed him back. Our kisses grew deeper, more passionate his hand slipped round my waist and I wrapped my arms round his neck.
What was I doing?! The crown prince of Althelia. I pulled away, and met his eyes, a deep and lustrous darkness, like a forest pool under the shade of ancient oaks.
“I need to get some sleep”
“I’ll see you tomorrow, then?”
He leaned in to kiss me one more time but I slipped under his arm and opened the door.
I closed the door and tried to pin point what it was I was feeling the strange giddiness building up inside of me.
Crap. I was in love.