The Sorcerer's Bride - Chapter 24

Published at 2nd of May 2019 10:18:08 AM
Chapter 24

It had been about an hour since Hazel had joined them . Zylvia was not quite sure how to feel about the princess or her knight who stood silently at the door . She had noticed though that Viola seemed to have taken a liking to him .

Hazel seemed a little nervous and jumpy . She supposed this was to be expected as she was in a entirely new situation in a place she had never been before . Zylvia found herself feeling slightly sorry for the girl .

"Hazel, would it be okay if Sir Asrar left the room . This is supposed to be our girl's only zone . " Fayre looked at the princess, "He can wait outside if you like . "

Hazel's eyes widened and she froze for a fee seconds but conceded, "I suppose so . Asrar, you can roam around if you like but please be back in a few hours . "

"As it pleases thee, my princess . " The knight bowed and left .

Fayre smiled, "You're rather nice to your knight . I approve . "

The princess suddenly laughed, "He is my best friend . And actually, I tease him unmercifully . "

A grin spread across Zylvia's face, "That's okay, we tease Kaldrek unmercifully too . "

She noticed that the princess stiffened a little, "Kaldrek? Tall, messy hair? An advisor to your king?"

"Ah, did you meet him?" Fayre's smile widened .

"Yes . . . he seems a little off . "

Zylvia smiled at the princess, "He is actually pretty nice once you get to know him . "

"And you tease him?"

"Of course, it's the staple of our relationship," Zylvia smiled innocently . "We tease each other . "

She heard Fayre sigh, "We tease Jayesh too, but Kaldrek is an easier target . Mostly because he is a little bit off which provides a ton more ammo . And he doesn't really mind, just teases us back . "

"I see . You seem fond of him . " The young princess blinked .

"Well, he is my husband's best friend, and Zylvia is married to him," Fayre explained .

Zylvia let out a sigh, "Only cause you and Jayesh forced us into this . "

Hazel stared at them, "Wait, what? You were forced into marriage? But what about love?"

"Eh . . . Jayesh wanted Kaldrek to get married and I didn't have any beaus so I don't exactly lose anything from it . " Zylvia shrugged, "We might not love each other but we get along well enough . "

"I don't think I could let someone I don't love touch me . " Hazel was looking at her with pity in her eyes .

Zylvia arched a brow, "Well, we only have the kind of touches appropriate for friends anyhow . "

Hazel was staring at her as if she had just said something terrible . Fayre cleared her throat, "Well, maybe that will change someday, you could always fall in love with him, right Zylvia?"

"Anything's possible . " Zylvia shook her head helplessly . She already loved Kaldrek, he just didn't love her . "What about you, little princess? You have any beaus?"

Hazel's face quickly blushed, "Ah, well no . I only just turned sixteen . Father wouldn't have allowed it . "

"But sixteen is old enough to marry," Fayre grinned at the girl . "You are old enough to have a crush, at the very least, right?"

"Father wants me to wait until I am at least eighteen to marry," Hazel looked really uncomfortable with the direction their conversation had gone . "I mean technically I am now old enough to get a beau but . . . "

"Okay, well anyone you wish would court you?" Fayre smiled at the princess .

Hazel was looking between the two woman, and Zylvia felt sorry for her . Fayre could be rather pushy at times . "I . . . ummm . . . . well . . . even if there was I hardly know you so why would I umm . . . feel comfortable telling you?" And she was definetely blushing now . She probably did have a guy in mind .

"Oh, well, just don't be like Zylvia . Apperantly she had a crush once and never even mentioned it to the guy . I still want to know who it was . " Fayre gave Zylvia her best pleading gaze .

Zylvia returned the stare innocently and said nothing . Hazel started laughing, "Are you two always like this?"

"You'll just have to wait and see . " Fayre winked at her . "Out of curiosity, why is your best friend a knight?"

"He grew up in the castle with me and my brother, but was closer to my age so we just hanged out a lot as children and never really stopped . "

"I see, wasn't there any females?"

"Well, yeah, but Asrar was a lot more fun . And anyway he was more accessible, as he was being raised in the castle . "

"I see . Well I hope you will consider us as your friends," Fayre grabbed the younger woman's hand and smiled delightedly at her .

"I guess?" It was obvious Hazel had no idea how to handle Fayre . Zylvia stifled a laugh . Fayre had always been like this .