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The past few weeks I spent my time wandering around the palace grounds. My world has changed so drastically and I longed more than anyone could imagine, to be free from this prison.
I stroked the nose of my favorite horse and smiled at her. She was my only comfort during these days. The prince and I still weren’t in love and I couldn’t see myself ever falling in love with him. He was nice, but hardly the type of man I wanted.
I was startled out of my thoughts by the sound of voices coming from around the back of the stable.
I leaned against the door and listened closely.
“It’s about time. I’ve been waiting for this ever since I got her out of prison.” I gasped and quickly placed my hand over my mouth. That sounds like Frederic!
“You did a good job. If I ever need anything else, I’ll let you know.”
That voice was unmistakably the prince.
This doesn’t make sense… Why would the prince be working with Frederic? And what on earth did he give him?
That night during dessert, I cleared my throat softly to get the prince’s attention. “Jeremiah, I have something to ask you…” I said hesitantly.
“What is it?” He inquired as he looked up from his food.
“When I was in the stables today, I thought I heard you talking to someone. The man sounded a lot like Frederic.” I said, though I was scared to even mention his name.
“Ah, I see. It’s nothing to worry about, Liesel. Everything is taken care of.” He said with a grin that made me suspicious. What’s taken care of?
I looked down at my food and didn’t say another word.
“Well, I’m off to bed now. Goodnight, Liesel.” He said and rose from his seat.
As I watched him walk away, a million questions span around in my head, but I couldn’t get one question out of my mind – did the prince somehow have a hand in Frederic’s threats to me?
Oooh…. What could be happening? 😉
Next part coming soon! 😀