A Royal Dilemma~ Part 4
2 years have passed and I was still living with Aunt Bea. Things began to slowly get easier and I got used to the country life. But one day some dreadful news reached me….
“Mornin’, Aunt Bea! I’m all through with the milkin’.” I said cheerfully as I walked through the back door. Bandit came over and licked my fingers.
“Landsakes, girl! That took quite a while, I’ve already finished breakfast! Come set yourself down and eat!” Aunt Bea said.
“After you’re through, could ya’ finish the chores for me? I gotta go into town today.” Aunt Bea asked.
“Sure, I don’t mind!” I replied. Then the phone rang.
“Well, who’d be calling this time of mornin’?” Aunt Bea wondered.
“Hello? Yes, this is Aunt Bea. Oh, well, hi! Is everything alright? Uh-huh. Oh, dear.” Aunt Bea said. I listened with great curiosity.
“Ye-yes, of course, she’ll be down there this morning. Thank you for calling. Bye.” Aunt Bea said sadly.
“Aunt Bea? What is it?” I asked.
“It’s your mother and father. They are very sick. The doctor thinks you should be there with them.” Aunt Bea explained.
“Ho-how sick are they?” I stammered.
“Very sick, dear. The doctor says it will not be long now. You must leave immediately.” Aunt Bea said as she touched my shoulder. “Would not be long? They’re- dying?” I thought to myself.
I went into my room and changed into one of my dresses. Then I fixed my hair nice. I came out and Aunt Bea was sadly standing by the door.
“You be brave, okay? I love you, Ruby!” Aunt Bea said as she blinked away her tears.
“I love you, too, Aunt Bea! Goodbye.” I said. I wanted to make the parting short. If it had been any longer I knew I wouldn’t have been able to take it.
I arrived at the castle and Maggie showed me into my parent’s chambers. Lizbeth was in there straightening up their bed sheets.
“Thank you, Lizbeth. Would you leave us alone please?” I asked and she left.
I sat by my parent’s bed and just wanted to cry. I had never seen them so sick before. I grabbed my mother’s hand and whispered, “Mother, Father. It’s me, Ruby.”
“Ruby!” My mother whispered happily and my father turned his head towards me.
“Ruby, we have something we need to tell you.” Father said seriously. “18 years ago you were born to us, but not alone.”
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“What your father means to say is that- you have a twin sister.” Mother said with tears in her eyes.
“What? What happened to her? Why have I never met her and why have I never known?” I asked forcefully, but tried to calm down. I knew they were ill and I didn’t want to excite them.
“You two were only three when she was kidnapped. I am sure that Diamond does not even remember us. Yes, Diamond. You were both our two little jewels.” Father explained.
“Why haven’t you ever told me about her?” I asked.
“Ruby, everything we did, not telling you about Diamond, never being allowed to go outside, it was all for your protection. We could not bear loosing another daughter.” Mother said.
“Ruby, I love you so much. You will be a wonderful queen.” Mother said as she touched my cheek.
Then she was gone.
“Mother? No! Mother, please!” I cried.
“Mother!!” I gave her a big hug.
“I love you, Ruby. Be selfless, brave, and true and you will be a good queen. Just like your mother.” Father cried and soon he was gone, too.
I lied myself on top of them and cried for a long while. I never knew how hard it would be to lose a loved one forever.
A week after the funeral, a big day came for me. It was Coronation Day.
As I walked down the aisle I felt scared and sad. I could never be a great queen like my mother.
Maggie placed my mother’s crown on top of my head and I held back tears. Then Maggie curtsied and everyone chanted, “Long live the Queen! Long live the Queen! Long live the Queen!”
As I sat in my throne, I knew what my first act as queen would be. I was going to find my sister, no matter what the cost!
That’s the end of Part 4! Look for Part 5 coming soon! 😀
Suspense!! Can’t wait for the next part! 🙂
And at the end, Ruby is wearing a gorgeous dress! I love it! And I assume you made it. 😉
Why, thank you! Yes, that’s my Belle Dress. I thought it would work well with this series 🙂
I NEED that Belle dress! Oh my gosh! It is drop dead fantabulous!! 😀 LOVE
Aw, thank you so much! 🙂
So sad : ( I adore the outfits you crocheted! You really inspired me with crocheting!!
I have to say this is the BEST series yet!
Thanks! I’m glad I inspired you 🙂
Thank you SO much!
Wow! I can’t wait for the next part! Poor Ruby!
I wonder who will play Diamond(if Ruby finds her) I’m thinking Samantha.
Yes, poor Ruby 🙁
No, not Samantha. She’s playing Maggie 😉
These storys are so good! I have been writing a story (Not AG related), this has given me some really good ideas, Thanks! ~Leah
Thank you! I’m glad you like it 🙂
This is the best one yet! <3 it! ~Leah
Thanks! And good luck with your story 😉
Oh, this is so sad… but so good! I can’t wait for the next part! I think I know who’ll be playing Diamond… Oh, wait a minute! I’ve just realized! I’m right for sure!:) i won’t say how I know, because I want to let other people guess.;)
Hehe! Thank you! 😀
Oh, really? You’re not going to say who you think it is? 🙂
Well, I don’t want to give away the secret… But there was another post a while ago that I’m thinking of, and an accessory used in this story is what made me sure.:)
Ohhh, I think I know who you think it is 🙂
Nikki, please tell!! What accessory? At least tell me that 😉
And Jaclynn, when will part 5 be posted? Thanks 😀
I’m not sure. I took the pictures, but some came out too dark, so I have to retake them 🙁
I will post the next part as soon as I have the time!
Oh, at first I thought that was the end of the series, I was like: WHAT?!?!??!? THAT’S IT?!?!??!?! WHAT ABOUT DIAMOND?!?!??!?!? 😛
And by the way, are Ruby and Diamond fraternal twins? I was just wondering because I don’t know where you’d get another Saige doll, unless your mom gave you that one you were going to sell.
LOLOLOLOL!! No, I would NOT end a series that way. For me, I always have to have a good ending. I can’t stand it when something doesn’t have a good ending, LOL! 😀 😛
Yes, they are. LOLOL! No, I don’t think she would do that and quite honestly I don’t know what I’d do with another Saige 😛
Good! 😀 😛 I know right? I hate movies or books that end with a cliffhanger, or that are super sad at the end, it is so NOT okay! 😛
LOL! Oh okay, I didn’t think they’d be identical, that’d be hard 😛
Yeah, me either, two of the same dolls would be very difficult 😛
cool! i was wondering who will play diamond, like katie….. i think it will becaroline or marie grace!
Hehe! Well, you’ll just have to wait and see 😀
LOLOL! I might post the next part today, but we’ll see 🙂
How sad! I can’t wait until Ruby finds Diamond!
Oh, it’s so sad!!! That’s awful! But it’s still good. *
LOL! Thank you 🙂
I’m going to guess that Diamond is played by Marie-Grace. But maybe Caroline.
But maybe Annika will play Diamond since she won’t play the mother.
I read all the parts! THEY ARE AMAZING!!!! it’s terribly sad..but that’s what makes it so good!!! Princess stories are so awesome!!!!!!! Ruby’s yellow dress is gorgeous…fantastically amazing! I can’t wait until Diamond shows up!!!!
Thanks! I’m glad you like them 😀
Hehe, that’s what I think, too 😛
Thank you so much!
You’re very welcome! 🙂
Awesome story we are still loving it .. I love stories that keep you on your toes. I would love to share as good ..
Thank you! I didn’t quite get that last part, though. What do you mean? Sorry! 🙁
AHHHH!! SO EXCITING!!!!
LOL! Thanks! 😀
Hi! I voted for you Jaclynn on “You decide january caption that doll picture. It was so funny! I was between you and E. Bye! ~Leah
Hi! Aw, thank you so much! I’m glad you liked it 🙂
I may know who’s playing Diamond…. 😉 Yay!
Can I say who I think Diamond is?
Yes, you may 🙂
I think Marie-Grace is going to be Diamond. I wonder if i’m right…. 🙂 ~Leah
Hehe! Well, I’m not going to tell because I don’t really want people to know for sure who it is. You are all allowed to guess, though! 🙂
Annika’s going to be Diamond, right? She and Saige look alike the most.
Well, I am not going to tell who it is. I don’t want to give it away 😉
Ahhhhhh!!!!!! CAN’T. WAIT. MUCH. LONGER! LOL! ~Leah
I think Felicity’s going to be Diamond, she looks quite a bit like Saige in my opinion… wonder if I’m right… 😀
LOL! We will see 😀
Haha, that actually made me cry. My sister (she can’t type) wanted me to tell you that she loves your photo-stories! (She especially loved the pirate one you did a while ago.)
I saw there was going to be six parts, correct? If so,
*Noooooo!!!!!! Why can’t it go on forever!!!!?*
Hmmm…I’m looking for some photo story series ideas, could ya help me? 🙂
Oh, and I think either it’s Annika who will be Diamond (identical twinns) if they are what do you call them? Twinns that look nothing alike, I think Diamond will be Marie-Grace. 😀
Aw, LOL! Sorry 🙁 😛
Hehe! Well, tell your sister I said thank you! 🙂
Yes, that’s right! LOLOL! As sad as it is, all good stories must come to an end 😉
Well, I get my inspiration from movies I like. I use some of the lines, plots, etc. from the movie, but I add my own touch to it. The beginning of this series was inspired by The Princess and The Pony, but then I changed it so it wouldn’t be exactly the same. My pirate series had some things from The Pirate’s of the Caribbean, but it was mostly all my imagination. I hope that gives you an idea on how to think up a series! Good luck! 🙂
This is starting to remind me of Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus, with the parents keeping their daughter in the castle to protect her, because something bad happened to her sister.
Oh, yeah, it is kinda like that! I didn’t even realize that 😛