My Fiance, my betrothed.


Chapter 5

Princess Amy POV

"Everything will be fine... You will get over this eventually," I assure myself, walking down the aisle a few minutes later. I can hear loud claps from the people, but my gaze is held low.

I finally stop walking, and a familiar cologne fills my nostrils. Tilting my head in the direction of the cologne, I almost roll my eyes when I spot my father sitting there with a wide smile on his face. He must be extremely happy that he's going to marry his only child off against her will, because if not, what the hell is funny that is making him smile so excitedly?

"Amy?" I feel like someone called my name, and I snap my head up, my gaze meeting with Alfred. He is sitting there while having his mouth agape. He looks extremely shocked to the bone, confusion was written all over his face.

"You are welcome to Blue Knight kingdom, princess Amy," A deep voice sounds through my ears, pulling my attention, and that is when I finally notice the old man sitting on the throne, whom I assume to be the said emperor George. He look old, yet agile, just as he was rumored to be. His amber eyes pierce at me as a wide smile play on his lips. I'm sure he wouldn't think of smiling at me if he knows how I feel about this whole thing.

"My princess, you have to behave yourself," Amelie who has been trailing behind me, reminds me, and I quickly comport myself.

"Thank you, Your Highness," I force a smile, trying so hard not to let my tears out of my eyes. And where the hell is the bastard that I'm said to be getting engaged with?

"You're welcome, princess Amy..." A deep baritone voice sounds through my ears, and slowly, I raise my gaze to behold a pair of deep blue eyes staring at me with an unreadable expression on. His scent fills every inch of me as he towers over me. He's tall, as I can only reach his chest level. His jawline is almost like that of Alfred but forgive me for confessing that although this man standing before me is somewhat having a bit resemblance to Alfred, he's perfect in his own way.

His raven hair which is packed into a ponytail is so long that it's almost touching his waistline. His skin looks so soft and smooth, and he smells really nice. Is he prince Ace?

"I'm Prince Ace," He finally introduces himself to me as if he read my thoughts, and I roll my eyes.

"It's nice to meet you, my princess," He finally smiles at me, holding out his hand, probably to take me to the supposed place to sit.

"Hmm," I place my hand on his after I glance at my father, and the glare he casts me doesn't seem nice. I know the kind of person my father is, and he may disgrace us here not minding the number of people around.

We walk side by side toward the empty seat that must've been reserved for me, and guess who is going to be in an awkward situation now? Well, it's me, as I am sitting just next to Alfred. What the hell?

As soon as I sit, the coronation starts. A few dancers perform on the stage before the king finally stands up to give his speech. All this time, I make sure to avoid Alfred’s gaze, knowing that he will be staring at me by now, probably hoping that I look at him, but here I am, already having a panic attack. My heart beats rapidly against my chest and I'm so sure that the person sitting next to me would be hearing it loud and clear.

"Today, I, Emperor George Thompson of Blue Knight kingdom, crown prince Ace, the heir apparent to the throne," He announces as he places the crown on Ace, who is kneeling in front of him, while I just watch them in disgust.

Cheers and applause echoes in the air.

"All hail, prince Ace!" They all hail him, and I slowly clench my fingers tightly, seeing the smile on his face.

"The engagement between prince Ace and princess Amy will take place here tomorrow evening. The princess must've heard a tiring journey here, and would need to rest," The emperor announces, and my heart flutters in excitement. I'm so happy.

The party after the coronation lasted almost forever, but finally, round it up and everyone returned to sleep in the palace guest house, while some people went back to their homes.

"This is where you will sleep, my princess," The maid that took me to the restroom earlier says to me as she leads me into a large spacious room, along with Amelie.

"Thank you. You may leave now," I say to her politely, and she bows her head before she turns and walks out of the room, leaving me and Amelie.

"Do you need anything, my princess?" Amelie asks as soon as the maid is out, and I turn to look at her.

"I need to see Alfred,” I say to her, and her eyes narrow in shock.

"Huh?" She blinks her eyes as if she didn't hear what I just said.

"I need to..."

"You can't see him, my princess. The king is going to get mad at you if he finds out you went to see another man..."

"Alfred is not another man, Amelie. Don't you ever say that to me," I snap at her, and she bows her head.

"Forgive me, my princess," She quickly apologizes to me, and I bite my bottom lip. I guess I was being too harsh on her.

"I'll be back," I say to her before I advance toward the door and pull it open, walking my way out of the room. This is my first time being here, and I don't know my way around, but I really need to see Alfree. I need to speak with him and let him know that I was forced to do this.

Walking briskly down the verandah later, I stop on my track and my heart sinks into my stomach when I find him leaning over the rail, and staring into space. I can see the pain on his face as he stands there, lost in thoughts. For some seconds, I think of going back because I'm too scared of facing him.

Tears stream down my cheeks, and I finally turn to leave, but a familiar voice brings me to an abrupt halt.

"What is the feisty princess doing here? I thought you were supposed to be in your room?" I turn sharply to see the prince from earlier. Prince Axel. What is he doing here? Is he stalking me?

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