Masquerade~ Part 6
I returned home from prison the day Frederic told me I was free to go. Although I was glad to be free, as I walked home I still felt like I was in a prison. All of my usual friends who would stop to at least say “Hello”, didn’t even give me a second glance. They walked right past me. They were shutting me out because they finally knew who I really was.
As I walked into my home, I saw a strange sight.
My mother wearing some old clothes, her hair up, and an apron around her waist. What was really strange though, was that she was looking sadly at a pile of her best dresses. “Mother?” I said to get her attention.
“Oh, Liesel! I’m so glad to see you. Are you alright?” Mother inquired, quickly looking over me, probably checking for any scratches or bruises.
“Yes, I’m fine. How and what are you doing?” I asked, glancing over her shoulder at the table.
“I’m as well as can be expected, considering that everyone in the kingdom knows about your father now. I have been going through our things and selling as much as I possibly can.” Mother explained.
“What if we can’t sell enough to pay everyone back?” I wondered.
Mother hesitated before responding and pursed her lips together. With a sigh she said, “Then we will have no choice but to sell the house.”
Mother went back to her work and looked at me with sad eyes. “I’m sorry, Liesel, but I had to sell all your clothes and other belongings.” She apologized.
“You have no reason to be sorry. I’m the one who should be apologizing. It’s all my fault that everyone knows about Father.” I said full of guilt. “Oh, Liesel, don’t blame yourself. Your-” Mother was interrupted by the sound of knocking on the door.
Mother went to answer the door and I looked down at her pretty dresses.
I stroked her purple striped dress and admired the embroidery done on it. I felt so awful that my mother had to give her lovely clothes away and I wondered if we would ever be fortunate enough to have such luxurious gowns again.
“Oh, my. I – I – forgive me, but I am afraid I couldn’t possibly allow my daughter to do that.” I heard my mother saying to whoever was at the door.
“Mother, what is it?” I inquired.
Mother politely excused herself and said in a whisper, “The prince is here. He heard about the debt we are in and said he has been in search of a wife, but can’t find the right one. He says his father has been pressing him about the matter and now the prince says he would marry you in order to please his father and save us from going into poverty.”
That concludes part 6!! Look for part 7 coming soon! 😀
Masquerade~ Part 5
The palace guards had caught me red-handed with the Rainbow Stone and dragged me down to their deepest dungeon. I was to stay there until further notice. I worried terribly about my mother who would wake up the next morning to find me missing and discovering that I had been sent to the dungeon in Ethenia.
I felt like I was awake all night, but knew it wasn’t so when I woke up to a gentle voice saying, “Liesel. Liesel!”
I opened my eyes and saw my mother standing on the other side of my cell wrapped in her golden shawl and carrying an old folded up blanket. “Are you alright, darling?” My mother inquired, her voice quavery.
“No, I’m not, but I am better now that you’re here. Mother, I’m so sorry about all – ” I began, but Mother interrupted me,
“It’s alright. Here, I brought you a blanket to keep yourself warm.” She said as she handed me the blanket through the cell bars.
“Thank you.” I said gratefully and wrapped it around my shoulders. “Mother, truly, I am so sorry. I should have told you about my meeting with Frederic, but I was scared. I thought I was doing the right thing by keeping our secret, but I ended up getting put in jail. I’m so sorry.” I apologized as a few tears entered my eyes.
Mother wrapped her hand around mine and said, “I know, dear. And it’s okay. We’re going to work this out.”
“Times up.” The jail guard said and mother looked back at him sadly.
“I have to go now, but don’t worry. I’ll be back soon. I promise.” Mother said sincerely. “Goodbye, Mother. And thank you.” I said and watched her go with an aching heart.
The next morning, I lay on the floor of my cell sobbing. I missed my mother, my home, and I absolutely hated being locked in the dungeon. I was beyond miserable and completely depressed.
I heard footsteps stop at my cell and looked up, expecting to see my mother, but instead was disgusted at the sight of my visitor. “What are you doing here?” I inquired angrily.
“I’m here to give you the good news. I’ve spoken with the king and he has agreed to let you go.” Frederic said with a broad smile that made me suspicious.
“Why are you smiling?” I asked suspiciously.
“Oh, maybe just because I know that you’ll end up poorer than a lowly servant before long.” He replied with a grin.
“What? What did you do?” I demanded of him.
His face grew serious. “You didn’t get me the Rainbow Stone and now you never will. Therefore, our deal has fallen through. I told several people back at your home kingdom the truth about your father and by now the word is spreading like wild fire. Before long, you and your mother will be in so much debt that you’ll be forced to sell your home and all your belongings. You’ll be living on the streets!” Frederic finished with a merry laugh.
I turned away and said, “No…”
Frederic began walking away, but he said over his shoulder, “You really should thank me. After all, I just gave you back your freedom!” He may have given me back my freedom, but now my life and reputation was destroyed.
To be continued in Part 6!! 😀
Masquerade~ Part 4
As I was walking up to my home I saw my mother standing straight and tall waiting for me. “Liesel, where were you?” She inquired with a sound of worry.
“I got a little distracted on the way home.” I explained. There was a bit of truth to that. I got distracted when I saw Frederic on my way home and went to speak with him. So at least I wasn’t lying completely…. Well, okay, maybe I was….
“You said you’d be back by teatime. I had to entertain our guest on my own because you weren’t here.” Mother stated with annoyance. I knew by the look in her eyes that the guest was Mrs. Oppenheimer – someone my mother and just about everyone in town found it hard to get along with.
“I’m sorry, Mother. I didn’t realize I was gone so long.” I apologized.
“Well next time try to remember to keep your promises. I was about to send for the carriage and go in search of you.” Mother said in distress.
“I will, Mother.” I promised.
“Good. Now let’s go inside out of the sun before we freckle.” Mother suggested and we headed into the house.
That night, I met Frederic in front of Wilcott Palace in Ethenia. “Well, I’m here. What do you need me to do?” I inquired impatiently. I just wanted to get this over with as quickly as possible.
“There’s a stone inside the palace known as The Rainbow Stone. I need you to steal it.” Frederic explained.
“Here, you’ll need this.” He said as he handed me a small black pouch.
“Why won’t you do it yourself? Is it dangerous?” I questioned.
“Why would I risk my life like that?” He answered my question with a question.
My eyes widened in fear when he said that. I sighed and said, “Well, looks like I have a stone to steal.”
I sneaked into the palace through an open window and looked around the dark room. Then I spotted a pedestal with a small stone placed atop a pillow. “That must be The Rainbow Stone.” I thought.
I opened the drawstring pouch and placed the stone inside.
As I pulled the strings tight, I gasped as I heard a man’s voice shout, “Hold it right there!”
I quickly spun around with my hands in the air and saw a palace guard facing me with a gun in hand.
DUN DUN DUN DUUUNN!
That ends part 4! The next part will be coming soon! 😀
Oh, and here’s a bonus pic I took of Jenna for you –
Have a great rest of your day! 🙂
Masquerade~ Part 2
I walked into the parlor at our house and noticed my mother sitting at the desk. “Oh! Mother, I didn’t think you would still be awake.” I said with surprise. “What are you doing home so early?” She inquired, ignoring what I had just said.
“I was just feeling a little tired.” I fibbed and took a seat.
“Liesel, what is it? What’s troubling you?” My mother questioned as she studied me. Somehow mothers always know when something is bothering their children.
“Nothing.” I replied quite simply, then went on to say, “How are you feeling, Mother? Is your headache gone?” I inquired, trying to change the subject.
“Yes, I am feeling much better. Now, would you please tell me what’s wrong?” She asked in her gentle motherly tone.
“Nothing – it’s just – nothing, I’m fine.” I quickly assured her as I reached for the teapot.
“I know you don’t do well in large crowds. Were you feeling uncomfortable?” Mother tried again, but I just couldn’t tell her.
“Would you like a cup of tea?” I offered, ignoring her question. Mother sighed and said, “Yes, thank you.”
As I was carrying the cup and saucer, I felt so nervous that I was trembling and dropped them on the floor.
“I’m so sorry! I’ll clean it up.” I apologized and reached down to pick up the cup and saucer.
As I set a new cup and saucer on her desk, Mother said, “Liesel, I know for a fact now that something is wrong. You never just drop things and I saw how you were trembling. What is it?”
I closed my eyes and looked away with a sigh. “You’re right, Mother. Something is on my mind.” I confessed.
“It’s Father. Some of the other women were talking about the great things their fathers are doing and what a success they are, that it got me to thinking about him.” I lied again. Mother couldn’t know about my meeting with Frederic.
“You didn’t say anything, did you?” Mother asked in a panic.
“No, no, of course not!” I assured her and continued, “But I was wondering… What would happen if someone did find out?” I inquired with caution, not wanting to alarm my mother more than I already had.
“That’s not something to wonder, Liesel, because no one will find out.” Mother answered.
“I know, it’s just that I’m curious. What would happen if others knew?” I asked again.
Mother stood and headed for the door. “If others knew, we would be shamed and we would become the laughingstock of the kingdom. We could lose our house, our riches, and all that we had. We’d go back to poverty.” She finally explained with a trembling voice.
“No one must find out what your father really was and we must do anything to keep others from knowing the truth.” She said sternly.
“Anything?” I repeated.
“Anything.” She said and went upstairs. I knew I had upset her and that I had brought up a painful topic, but I just had to know for sure.
“Well, I have my answer then. She said we have to do anything, so that’s exactly what I’ll do. Even if it means doing something for Frederic.”
That concludes part 2! Look for part 3 coming soon! 😀
Photos From Tom’s Farm & Day 22
Hey everyone! Today I went with Emma to Tom’s Farm and we took our dolls along to take pics of! I only took about 4, but I hope you like them anyway! 🙂
My mom said that I should edit some of the pics, so I did! What do you think of this one?
Jenna and Jess are so cute 🙂
I like this picture! 😀
And this is my absolute favorite! The water was so pretty! 🙂
Day 22 – What I’m looking forward to:
Okay, well obviously….. The MARYELLEN DEBUT!! Like seriously, I’m SO excited for it!! 😀
I’m also really looking forward to being a bridesmaid in my brother’s wedding next year!! EEE!!! 😀
Opening some Vinylmation boxes in a few days (I hope I get Kanan, I hope I get Kanan)!
Going to Disneyland! We just got unblocked for the summer, so I’m really excited to go back! 🙂
Aaaaanddd…. Hmmm…. I think that’s probably it for now! Of course I’m looking forward to Christmas and colder weather. BRING ON THE JACKETS AND BOOTS AND HATS, OH MY! LOLOL! Sorry, I’m a little crazy today 😀
What are you most looking forward to?
What My Dolls Are Up To
Hey everyone! Yesterday I cleaned out under my bed (my doll’s bedroom) because I’ve been having a ton of baby spiders in my room lately (*shudders*) and the other day I noticed a few under there, so I freaked out… Anyways! Back to the subject of this post – I set up my dolls to where they’re all doing something and I thought it’d be fun to show you what they’re up to 🙂
So here’s the overview! Some of them are hiding behind the curtains, though LOL!
Over here, Dallas is getting Pepper out of his bed so he, Eli, and Jeremy can play with him. Rapunzel is asking if she can play with him, too and Lissie is trying to get a book, but Dallas is in the way. You can kinda see Clara back there just hanging out 🙂
Bella, Ellie, and Snow are being as sweet as can be playing with Licorice 🙂
Belinda is helping Cecile with some school.
And Merida wants Belinda for something…. Probably to help her climb something 😛
And of course Caleb and Kendra are fighting and screaming at the top of their lungs. Kristoff is trying to pull Caleb off of Kendra and Annika starts to intervene. Mickey and Minnie are sad and scared by their fighting as usual, too 😉
Kanani, Riven-Delle, and Annika had all been talking, but then stopped instantly when they noticed Caleb and Kendra fighting. Anna was gonna talk to Riven-Delle, but also stopped when she noticed the fight.
Janie looking over at Caleb and Kendra. They attract a lot of attention to themselves whenever they fight 😛
Julie, Kaya, and Samantha are talking 🙂
And oh, dear! Marie-Grace was talking to Saige (who is painting) when she was supposed to be practicing her singing, so Lana told her to stop talking to Saige, Marie-Grace got mad, and now Jess came over and is trying to tell Lana that it’s okay for Marie-Grace to talk to Saige. My goodness!
Josefina and Kirsten were about to bake and are now trying to persuade Rebecca into helping them, too. Addy was talking to Kirsten 🙂
Jenna doing some things at the vanity 🙂
And Kiara and Caroline are chatting 🙂
Do your dolls have a usual thing that happens every day? Like how Caleb and Kendra always fight? What do your dolls like to do?
Interview With The Stars of The Crown Reclaimed
Join us for an interview with the stars of The Crown Reclaimed! I will type in this color, Kiara will answer in blue, Jenna will answer in red, and Riven-Delle will answer in pink.
Question #1- What was your reaction when you first got the role of playing Allie/Monica/Corinne?
I was SO excited! I had auditioned to play Allie, but I saw a lot of other girls there auditioning and I just got so nervous and I didn’t think I would get the part, but then they told me “You got it!” And I was like- YAY!
Okay, please don’t think this is weird, but I actually was like one hundred percent sure that I would get the job, so it wasn’t really a surprise for me, but I was still super excited and I just couldn’t wait to begin!
I felt really nervous, actually. I had auditioned just to try it out, but I did NOT think I would actually get the job. So when they told me that I was going to play Monica, I just froze and said, “Wait, what?” I was overwhelmed with excitement and shock and for a brief moment I was like, “Should I tell them I changed my mind?” But I didn’t and when I met the rest of the cast, I just knew that it was meant to be that I get the job because if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have made all of these wonderful friends.
Question #2- How do you get along with the rest of the cast?
Oh, my goodness, I just love them so much! Riven-Delle and Jenna are just awesome. They’re so sweet and we have had a blast filming this together.
I don’t even know where to begin! Kiara and Jenna are two of the most amazing people you could ever hope to meet. We have all shared so many laughs and tears together and I am just so thankful that we all made such good friends.
We all get along so great, it’s been a real pleasure getting to know them. Our friendship has grown so much since the first day. We’ve all been so supportive and we’ve just always been there for each other. It was really hard filming the last few scenes because we knew that it was all going to be over and we don’t even know if there’s gonna be a third movie, so saying goodbye was really hard.
Question #3- If there is to be a third “movie”, what would you hope/expect to happen?
Well, I would want Allie to get reunited with her dad. I can’t tell you how upset I was when I found that she doesn’t get reunited with her dad, I was like “This is not acceptable! I protest!” Of course I wasn’t serious, but I AM really sad that they didn’t get reunited.
I don’t really know if there’s something I would hope to happen, except for Allie and her dad being reunited, but as for expecting, I don’t really that know that either. Corinne obviously got what she wanted, she’s an agent at a detective’s agency and that’s great, so yeah, I’m not so sure. Maybe Corinne could turn bad again or something…
Oh, they just need to be reunited! I don’t even have to say the names because I know everyone knows who I’m talking about. That ending was just terribly awesome. I mean, leaving everyone clueless as to what happened that’s so rude, but cool and I just loved the ending, but I also really didn’t like it. And um, I do know that the director is considering making another “movie”, but she isn’t entirely sure, so that’s why she ended this one that way so that it leaves an opening for a new one in case she gets an idea for a sequel.
Last question! Do you feel like your character was in any way like you?
Oh, yes! Totally! Allie is like literally me! Like everything about us is the same, except I’m a little more happy than she is. But yeah, we’re like the same person and I think that may be why I got the role of playing her.
No, not at all! Corinne is way too like, tough and focused, and I’m just not that way. We are both extremely opposite!
No, me and Monica are so different. Like we’re both quiet, but Monica is quiet because she’s a detective so she’s very concentrated and she’s got a lot of things on her mind. But I’m quiet because that’s just the way I am 🙂
Thank you all for your answers! We really enjoyed hearing what you had to say!
That concludes this posting day! I hope you enjoyed it! 😀
The Disappearing Heirs Season 2~ The Crown Reclaimed: Part 10~ The GRAND FINALE
“Ugh! There’s nothing here!” Corinne said in frustration. We’d been looking for hours, and so far there was no mention of me in any of the books.
“Just keep looking! There has to be something here.” I said, not wanting to give up.
“Hey! I found something!” Monica exclaimed from a nearby desk.
“What is it?” I asked as Corinne and I rushed over.
“It’s the royal family line! I found Josh and his wife, Angela and under them it says, baby girl, but no name.” Monica pointed out. “Well, now I have my answer, so let’s get back to the palace!” I said, and we left.
“Stewardess! I have the answer to your question.” I said, bursting into the throne room.
“Please, leave. Before you waste both of our times.”
“My mother, Princess Angela, gave me no name when I was born! My name is Allie, and I will say it once again, I’m the rightful heir to the throne! Back away, now!” I said forcefully.
She stared at me for a moment, a look of disgust on her face. Then she stood.
“Your throne, Your Highness.” She said in a fake kind voice.
Slowly, I walked over and took my seat on the throne, Monica and Corinne smiling on.
The days turned into months, and I found myself thinking a lot about my father. I wondered what happened to him, and if he was safe. I realized how much I longed to see him again, so I called Uriah into the room.
“Yes, Your Highness?” She asked when she stepped in the room.
“I need you to get a message to Agent Corinne for me, please.” I said. If I was going to find my father, I needed Corinne to assist me. I was going to do whatever it takes to see my father again….
*In our world*
“Agent, this letter just came for you.” A man said.
Corinne read the note and a smile spread across her face. “Get me my hat! I’ve got a new case that requires immediate attention.” She called out and ran out the door to fulfill Allie’s requests.
*pant, pant, pant*
“GET THAT MAN!” “Where’d he go?” “Let’s check over this way!”
STAY TUNED! Check back in one hour for an interview with the stars of TDH Season 2: The Crown Reclaimed!
The Disappearing Heirs Season 2~ The Crown Reclaimed: Part 9
To my surprise, many of the people believed I was the lost princess, and the next morning, several of them turned out in front of the palace yelling “We want Allie!” “Give us our rightful queen!” “Allie! Allie!”
“Stewardess, you see who the people want! Don’t you want to give them who they are asking for?” I shouted, so she could hear me over the people’s loud voices.
The stewardess looked on at the people, her eyes wide. She clearly didn’t know how to respond to this.
“I am who they want! And that is because I’m the rightful heir to the throne!” I said, pointing my hand to the crowd.
“I don’t care who they want! You have no proof that you are the lost princess!” The stewardess shouted back.
“Actually, I do. You do know about the royal birthmark, don’t you?” I asked.
“Yes, of course! What of it?” She asked, sticking her nose into the air.
I climbed up the wall and pulled my hair out of the way. “Look at my neck.” I told her, and when she did, her eyes grew wide again.
“This is ridiculous! It doesn’t mean anything! You could have just put a mark on your neck!” She yelled.
“You’ll have to do something far greater in order for me to believe you are the princess. Tell me what your name was when you born!” She demanded.
I froze. I hadn’t even known I was given a name when I was born! The only name I’d ever known was, Allie.
“Ah ha! I knew you weren’t the princess!” She yelled and walked away.
I slowly turned my head to the crowd. “Why wouldn’t Josh have told me my real name?” I wondered.
Corinne and Monica looked at me, their faces bewildered.
I came down and asked, “Corinne, do you remember my dad saying anything about my real name?”
“No, I don’t think he mentioned it.” She replied.
“I thought so.” I sighed.
“Well, maybe he doesn’t even know! Maybe your mother died before she had a chance to tell him!” Monica suggested.
“Yeah, that would make sense. My mom died shortly after I was born and my dad wasn’t home.” I said. Then I looked around for Adella. “I’m gonna see if Adella knows anything about my real name.” I said.
“Adella, do you know what name I was given when I was born?” I inquired.
“No, I’m afraid not. But perhaps you could check the library! There are many books in there about the kingdom’s history that I bet even the stewardess doesn’t know about.” Adella suggested with a smile.
“Oh, that’s perfect! Thank you so much!” I said and Corinne, Monica, and I headed for the library.
That concludes this part! Look for the GRAND FINALE coming next!! 😀
The Disappearing Heirs Season 2~ The Crown Reclaimed: Part 8
Corinne leaned on one of the bars in our cell and sighed. “So, what’s the plan?” She asked.
“I don’t know. We have to find a way to get out of here.” I stated.
“There’s no way out. It’s hopeless.” Monica said doubtfully.
I plopped down with a huff and said, “Well, I guess we’re stuck here.”
“Wait! This bar is loose… Check some other bars, maybe we can slip out of here!” Corinne said hopefully.
Monica wiggled some bars and one of them fell right out.
“Come on! Push through the bars and let’s get out of here!” Corinne said with determination.
When we got out, Monica asked, “So now what’s the plan?”
“How about we sneak into the palace, tie up that stewardess and throw her in the dungeon!” Corinne said angrily. She really hated that stewardess.
“Uh, I don’t think that’s such a good idea. The guards would just let her out and throw us back in the dungeon.” I stated.
“Oh! I have an idea!” Monica exclaimed.
“What is it?” Corinne and I asked in unison.
“Go around the homes of the kingdom and tell them who you are and how you want to help them! Then perhaps they’ll all side with you and beg for you to be their queen!” Monica suggested.
“But how would I get them all to believe that I am the lost princess?” I wondered.
“Show them your birthmark!” Corinne said, getting excited about the whole plan. “I just don’t know if I can do this…” I said doubtfully and Corinne put her hand on my shoulder. “You can do it, Allie.” She said comfortingly.
Monica smiled at Corinne and said, “Alright, then let’s get going.”
That concludes part 8! Next part coming in one hour, so stay tuned! 😀