If you missed Part 1 you can see it here:
About an hour later I went into my bedroom to get changed.
“Lizbeth, please bring Ruby’s dress at once.” My mother ordered. She was getting stressed. The coach was all ready aside from a few chests that needed to be loaded on and I needed to leave as soon as possible.
“Here it is Your Highness.” Lizbeth said as she held up my dress.
“Mother, isn’t that a bit too fancy? I am going to be in the country after all.” I said.
“Well, perhaps it is, but this is your plainest dress. Lizbeth, Maggie, please help Ruby into her dress.” Mother said.
After I was changed and the servants had gone to load up the coach, I hugged my mother for a long while.
“When will I be able to return?” I asked, my eyes swelling with tears.
“Soon, my dear.” Mother replied, I could tell she was trying to hold back her tears.
My mother took off my crown and placed it on my vanity. “It will be waiting right here for you.” Mother said.
“Ruby, I have something I want to give you. My mother gave it to me when I was married.” Mother said.
I unwrapped the little handkerchief to find a beautiful golden necklace. The heart was a locket with pictures of my mother and father.
“Oh, Mother! It’s beautiful! Thank you!” I said. Then my father walked in to say that the coach was ready.
As my father held my hand to help me up into the coach, I turned around and said, “Please don’t make me go! I want to stay here with the both of you!”
“Ruby, you know there is no other way. You must go, it is for your own protection.” Mother explained.
“Remember the poem, daughter. We love you.” Father said as the door closed.
My mother and father watched me drive off with tears in their eyes. None of us knew how long it would be before we saw each other again.
The next morning I woke up to the sound of chickens. “This must be where my Aunt Beatrice lives!” I thought to myself. “My it is certainly a very small house.”
As instructed by my father, the driver and guards unloaded the coach and drove off. I had to carry all of my own luggage. “Well, perhaps I could just bring in one small bag for now.” I thought.
“Hello? Are you Aunt Beatrice?” I asked with a grunt. That bag was not as small and light as I thought!
“Weeeelll!! Howdy! You must be Ruby! Yes, I am your Aunt Beatrice, but you can just call me Aunt Bea. Well, landsakes alive, you are just the spittin’ image of your ma!” Aunt Bea said. Wow, she was a talker!
“It is nice to meet you, Aunt Bea! Wh-where can I put my things?” I stammered as I took off my cloak.
“Oh, just set ’em down right there! That’ll do fine. I expected you to have a huge movin’ truck bringing in tons of chests, suitcases, and the like.” Aunt Bea laughed.
“Oh, I have more outside, but I’m not used to carrying my own luggage.” I said and then all of a sudden a dog came charging and jumping at me!
“AAAAH!! AAAH!! AAH!! Get away!! Shoo! Go on! AH!” I screamed.
“Bandit! Get off of her right now!” Aunt Bea ordered.
“AAH! Whoa-AAH!!” I screamed. He would not get away from me!
“AAAAAH!! Oof!” I screamed.
Just as Bandit jumped on me Aunt Bea said, “BANDIT!! RIGHT NOW!” Then he stopped.
Aunt Bea helped me up and told Bandit to go lie down.
“Wh-what was wrong with him?” I stammered.
“Oh, it’s just cause you’re new. He’ll get used to ya’, don’t fret. If he can get along with my cat, I’m sure he’ll get along with you.” Aunt Bea replied.
“Come over here and sit down. I’ve got some eggs and toast made for ya’.” Aunt Bea led me over to her table.
“Well, don’t worry none about how you’re eatin’, no need to impress me. Go on and dig in!” Aunt Bea said with a laugh.
“Oh, no thank you, I’m fine.” I said. It was going to be very strange living in this small house. What on earth was I going to do here?
That’s the end of Part 2! Look for Part 3 coming up soon!
“Your Highness? The Queen sent me to finish fixing your hair.” My hand maiden, Maggie said.
“Oh, yes! Thank you, Maggie.” I said. Yes, this is me. Many people would think that life as a princess is wonderful, but that is not entirely true. While there are many luxuries being a princess, I have often felt alone. Yes, I had my mother, Queen Isabella, always there for me as well as my father, King David, but I never had any friends to talk to or laugh with. I was raised in the castle, never permitted to go outside of the castle walls. And finally, today was the day I was making my debut- my 16th birthday…
“Bring the chair over here, please.” I said.
“Oh, Maggie! Can you believe it? My first ball! I will finally be meeting people!” I said with a squeal. Oops! That is not proper!
“Yes, Your Highness. I am sure you must be overwhelmed with joy!” Maggie said as she tied my ribbon.
*Sigh* “People? Maggie, what am I to say? I am so excited, but nervous as well, I’m sure I will faint.” I said. I never imagined that I would be so nervous.
“There now, Princess. I know you will be just fine!” Maggie said as she gave me a little squeeze. She was always such a comfort to me.
I stood up and Maggie placed my crown on my head.
“You look beautiful, Your Highness.” Maggie said with a curtsy.
“Thank you, Maggie!” I said.
My mother walked in with a smile on her face. She was truly the most beautiful and gracious queen and I hoped someday I would be like her.
“Your Majesty.” Maggie said as she curtsied.
“Thank you, Maggie. Would you please excuse us for a moment?” My mother asked.
“Of course, Your Majesty!” Maggie said.
“Oh, Ruby! You look positively radiant!” My mother said as she took my hands.
“Thank you, Mother! And you look absolutely divine, as always!” I said with a smile.
“My dear, I have been thinking that perhaps we should wait another year…” My mother said.
“No, Mother! We all agreed that I when I turned 16, that would be the day I make my debut.” I said with a sigh. Then my father walked in.
“Ruby, you look beautiful!” My father said.
“Doesn’t she?” My mother said proudly.
“Thank you, Father.” I said shyly.
Suddenly my father’s smile disappeared and he said, “Ruby, Isabella, the guards just informed me of something of a very serious nature.” My father said. “Uh-oh! I know that look. Something’s wrong!” I thought to myself.
“Two men have been spotted in the castle grounds. They plan to kidnap Ruby.” My father said with one of the saddest expressions I had ever seen.
I gasped, “Mother, what do we do?”
“Hush, dear!” My mother said, “David, what are the guards doing about this?”
“They are on the lookout for the men, but they have had no luck.” My father replied.
“What do you mean? Who spotted them if it wasn’t the guards?” I asked.
“Unfortunately, it was the gardener.” My father replied.
“David, what on earth are we going to do? If they make it in the palace they will take her and we will never see her again!” My mother said.
“I know. There is only one alternative. We must send Ruby away.” My father replied.
“Away? Where?” My mother asked.
“She will stay with my Aunt Beatrice in the country. It is the safest place. No one would look for her there.” My father said as he grabbed my hand. “You must be brave, Ruby.”
“Brave? I’m being sent away from my home and my parents to live with my aunt in the country, how am I supposed to be brave?” I asked my father with tears in my eyes.
“Remember this poem, it will help you:
Do not be afraid,
Do not cry,
You must be brave.
We will rest easy,
If you will try.”
I decided I would try to be brave. I wouldn’t want my parents to be worrying about me day and night. “I wonder what Aunt Beatrice is like?” I thought to myself.
That’s the end of Part 1! Look for Part 2 coming soon! 😀
I love Camp DD’s theme this week, don’t you? With how obssessed I am with Disney (and princesses) I knew this week would be great for me as well.
This post, however is not exactly part of Camp, but the theme gave me the idea! So this post is something that I used my imagination with and pretty much made up- not part of Camp 😉
In honor of the newborn Princess- a Ball was thrown in her honor!
Several guests were invited to share the Royal Family’s special moment.
The orchestra was playing happy music, the guests were dancing, eating, and talking. It was certainly a special night!
Kanani grabbed a plate and tried to decide what to eat, while Josefina grabbed a cookie.
Saige- “I’m not too good at dancing Kirsten, I hope you don’t mind.”
Kirsten- “I don’t mind at al- Ouch!”
Saige- “Oh, I’m sorry!”
Kirsten- “It’s okay- just follow my lead.”
Later on, the guests lined up for a group dance.
They twirled around and switched places to some fast and happy music 🙂
They danced and danced!
The Princess Annika and her younger sister, Princess Caroline watched their guests spin around to the music.
Princess Annika- “Our guests seem to be having a lovely time.”
Princess Caroline- “Yes, indeed! And the Ball Room looks beautiful, does it not?”
Princess Annika- “Yes, it does. Sister, dear, you should go fetch Daisy now. It is nearly time for me to make the introduction.”
Princess Caroline- “Oh, yes, of course!”
Princess Annika- “My people- As your Princess it is my duty to make all announcements and introductions until my mother- the Queen- is able to do so. Now without further ado- please welcome my new baby sister- and your new Princess, Daisy!”
Princess Caroline brought out Princess Daisy. She was a perfect little angel!
Princess Annika and her sister, Caroline, both held their new little sister up together. The guests were thrilled!
Everyone- “Hoorah for Princess Daisy!!!”
Have your dolls ever been a “Princess” before?