Neal was still a university student at the capital biggest university. He was in his third year. It was the royal family’s tradition for every prince to marry before he turns twenty-one years of age. The ceremony was arriving for him to choose his bride and the only person he could choose was Chloe. He had promised to make her his in front of everyone. Make everyone bow to her and respect her.
A week before the ceremony he decided to surprise her at her house. He didn’t call in advance and just went there. What he wasn’t expecting was to see his girlfriend and best friend making out as if it was normal. He was speechless and couldn’t confront them at all.
The only thing he could do was simply to withdraw and act as if he never saw it. He planned to trample on the promise he made and make sure that she suffers the most humiliation she could ever get in her life. She stomped on his heart and he was going to do this same too.
As if everything was normal, he kept talking to the two but he stopped being intimate with Chloe. He couldn’t stand it at all. How long had they been doing this behind his back?
The day of the selection finally arrived and he had no idea who to select. On his way to the hall he met this server. She looked different. She was so into the painting that was hanging on the corridor wall.
That painting wasn’t his favorite. He always wondered why his mother put it there. It was weird and he just couldn’t understand it at all. All of a sudden, the girl was acting as if she had been possessed.
At first, he thought she was trying to catch his attention but he realized she had no idea anyone was there so he rushed to save her before she fell to the ground. It was after he saved her that he felt a bit calm.
There was something about her that he liked but he just couldn’t pinpoint it. He talked with her for a while but he saw that she didn’t know him at all which was shocking. Was she just ignorant or just looking for his attention?
He left her and went along with his journey. Later he entered the hall with his mother and the ceremony proceeded. He saw Chloe seated among other noble ladies looking as beautiful as she always does. His heart really ached for her but there was no way he was going to take such an unfaithful woman to be his wife even though he loved her.
He finally began to walk among the ladies to pick his bride but he didn’t like what he saw. Most of them were just there to make a name for themselves. They were all full of motives but she was standing there smiling.
That was one innocent smile, so pure without any motives and he found himself walking towards her. He could tell that they were all staring and Chloe’s gaze was burning through him but his eyes could only see her. The girl whose name he didn’t even know.
He reached her and talked to her first. It was then that he realized she really didn’t see him but she could recognize his voice. What had happened to her back then?
She wasn’t the type that could be moved by money but seemed loyal so he made a deal with her and she agreed. It was when he put the ring on her finger, he saw how shocked she was. He was really sorry to her but it was done now.
His mother gave them her blessings and just like that Talia began her lessons. He felt so guilty that he couldn’t visit her. What would he say to her?
He forced her into a life that she didn’t want. To make up for what he did; he has people to look after her nana who was sick. She was the only person she had and he didn’t want her to lose her.
He was at school one day after his princess selection. Chloe didn’t come to school for four days and he never bothered to call or visit her.
He was in class busy reading when she suddenly burst in and all the students’ just left the room to give them space.
“Who do you think you are?” Chloe screamed at the top of her lungs and he just stared at her.
She approached him and stood in front of him.
“I have a book I need to finish so if you don’t mind, I would love to be left alone,” he told her.
“How could you humiliate me like that? After everything we have been through. You picked a nobody to become your bride. Are you playing some kind of tricks on me?”
“I wish I was but I’m not. She deserves to be my bride. You lost that right the second you let Ben climb into your bed.”
“What the hell are you talking about?”
“Don’t you dare pretend as if you don’t know? How could you do that to me after everything I did for you? I loved you and gave you my all and yet you cheat on me with my best friend. How could be so heartless?”
“Neal I ……”
“So, it’s true, now you can’t even defend yourself. I saw you with my own eyes and couldn’t ask you at all. I wanted you to feel the same pain I did when I found out about you two. Just leave me alone Chloe.I will not tell anyone about it to show you some respect because of our past affection but from now on please stay away from me as possible. I have a wife I need to care about.”“Don’t do this to me Neal, please. I’m sorry, it just happened.”“I don’t care how it happened really. I just want you out of my sight or else I will tell every media outlet there about you and see whether you can walk holding your head high,” he threatened her.Chloe wiped away her tears and withdrew from the class. He slapped the book on the table and closed her eyes. It was really painful; he loves her but he just couldn’t do anything about it now.“Neal!” Jasper his other
Her son kept avoiding Talia so she had to threaten him so that he could spend some time with her. If left alone for too long, she didn’t know what the end would be like.She left her hall and went to where her husband and king were.“Did the Priestess left?”“Yes, she did.”“So, it’s finally happening?”“Yes, it is.”“For the first time our son did something good.”“Yes, he did. Do you think we should tell him?”“No, we mustn’t. They should be able to talk it out themselves. Let us not interfere and let the kids settle this among themselves.”“That is true my love. Let’s wait and see where it will lead us. I have to take the beads out now. You should rest early; it will be a very long day tomorrow.”“It will be. It’s been so long since we had a huge event like this.”&ldq
Her nanaba had warned her that it would come announced but she never thought it would come now. She closed her eyes and began to meditate when she suddenly fell into a slumber. It was like a dream but it felt so real. She saw the back of a woman walking; she looked old from the back considering the silver hair.She was curious so she followed her for a long time before the woman suddenly stopped and picked a peony flower and turned around. She was surprised that she fell to the ground. She looked exactly like her, how was that even possible?“Who are you?” she asked the woman.“I am you and you are me,” she answered her.“What’s happening here?”“Take this,” she said giving her the flower and she stood up and took it.“I’m going to tell you a story, everything is true so pay attention because we don’t have much time,” she said.She nodded her head in respons
Her hair was pinned nicely behind her back before the diamond tiara on her head.“It’s time, they are waiting.”Talia was escorted out of the changing and straight to the hall where she found her nanaba looking gorgeous as always.“You look beautiful, my child,” she said kissing her cheeks.“Thank you, nanaba.”“Let’s go inside, a lot of people are waiting.”“Let’s get this over with.”Her nanaba took her arm in hers and the doors opened. The orchestra was playing the wedding march while she walked down the aisle. Her husband Neal was standing in the front in a gorgeous black tuxedo. He was a very handsome man indeed. Her nanaba handed her over to Neal who took her hand and the two faced the Arch Bishop.They took their vows in front of everyone in the modern way and exchanged the wedding bands.“I now pronounce you husband and wife, prin
The chariot passed through many roads and from time to time they waved until they reached the palace. At the place their bags were already packed and the car was waiting.The car took them to the airport where the royal jet was waiting for them. After settling the jet was airborne. Because she was tired, she just closed her eyes forgetting that she had not eaten anything and slept.She had another dream again. She saw the silver haired lady again, holding the seven-gem bead bracelet in her left hand and using her right hand to touch people.She could see and hear their thoughts, their pasts and future. It was as if the bracelet was a guide that helped her to maneuver well. The woman kept doing that to people and telling them words that brought them hope and it was beautiful.She avoided telling them the sad parts and tells them how to avoid some calamities too. If her gift was the same as the silver haired lady then she really had a huge job to do.
“I have never done this before,” Talia confessed as she stood right in front of him after their romantic dinner in the royal villa, they were residing in for their one-week honey moon.He could tell she was scared and innocent. He had only slept with one woman and now he had to consummate his marriage or else all hell will break loose. Talia was likeable and he had no doubt she would be just the right one for him now.Neal titled her chin up and gazed into those emerald green eyes.“You don’t know have to know how to do anything,” he said sliding his and along her jaw and down her throat, where he could feel the wild beat of her pulse. Her heart raced, drumming through his fingernails.“I know what to do, this is my job,” he reassured her.Dipping his head, he kissed the side of her neck, her jaw and then the corner of her lips. Her lower lip quivered and he kissed the quiver.Talia shivered as Neal
He didn’t any words but she linked her hands behind his neck and draws his face down to hers. He kissed her hard, deeply, passionately, kissing her until she shivered and danced beneath him. He moved her legs, his thighs inside hers, and as he stretched over her, she felt the tip of his erection nudge her.“I don’t want to hurt you,” he whispered, kissing the side of her neck, and then her throat and back to her lips.“It won’t always hurt, will it?” she asked barely able to concentrate on what she was asking when his hands were on her breasts and his palms rubbed slowly across her nipples.“No,” he answered, dropping his head to suck one peaked nipple even as he positioned his shaft at the entrance of her body.He kissed her again on the lips and deepened the kiss as he entered her slowly. Fortunately, her body was wet and welcoming and only once did the pressure became too much. She pressed at his ch
He immediately carried her out of the tub. She was bleeding and seemed to have fallen in the tub. Not waiting for an ambulance, he put a gown on her and drove her immediately to the nearest hospital where she got admitted immediately. After some minutes the doctor came out.“She is fine but has a concussion. After some rest she will be fine.”“Is she awake?”“That’s the problem, everything seems to be fine but she is just not waking up. She is responding, I guess she might be stressed.”“Can I go in and see her now?”“Yes, you can.”Neal went inside the room and saw Talia lying there as if she was sleeping. Did she overhead his conversation with Chloe earlier and ended up like this? Because he was panicking, he called back home. His mother was even more furious and told him that their doctor would be arriving and then they were returning back to Qarth.He stayed in her