The Emperor’s Daughter Chapter 45
45 Town Festival 2
Leon and I exited at the back gate of the palace. Because we will go incognito, we must also get out of the palace silently.
When we were out of the palace, we walked a little distance and we arrived at a place were a tall man with a ponytail was standing with a horse.
"Thank you." Leon smiled.
The tall man gave the reigns of the black horse to Leon.
"Isn't this your horse Midnight?" I asked.
"Yes he is." Leon said. "You are very observant." He smiled at me.
I looked at the tall young man that was standing next to Midnight. He looks familiar but I can't seen to remember where I met him.
"Good morning princess Alicia." The tall young man slightly bowed before me. I nodded back at him. "I am Dimitri. I am sir Leon's retainer." He smiled at me.
"Had I met you before?" I blurted out of curiosity.
Dimitri seemed to be uneasy.
"You might have seen him once when he went to meet me." Leon smiled.
"Umm, maybe?" I said still confused.
Leon mounted his horse and offered me his hand. I take it and he pulled me up.
I was now sitting in front of him. His arms were protectively around me and his hand held the reigns.
"Let's go." Leon said. He lightly kicked Midnight and we started to move.
We were trotting all the way until we reach the huge town. I can see the people around are so lively. The town were decorated with colorful decoration.
"Wow look it's so colorful." I said.
"I know." I heard Leon answer.
The streets were busy. Many vendors are in the side walk, selling different kinds of products.
"Oh look, what is that?" I asked curious.
"That's what they call a kites." Leon asked.
"A kite?" I asked curiously.
"Yes. It flies in the sky of the wind blows." Leon replied.
"Really, it flies?" I asked amazed.
"You haven't tried flying a kite yet?" Leon asked.
"I never seen a kite before." I answered truthfully.
Leon was silent for a while.
'Did I say something wrong to anger Leon?' I thought.
Then I smelled something tasty. Not long we passed by a store of pastries. I felt my mouth water.
"Haha, do you like pastries?" Leon asked amused.
I felt shy for being caught ogling the pastries. But I was glad that Leon laughed at last. I nodded my head shyly.
"Okay. Let me leave Midnight in a stable, then let's continue in foot." Leon said.
My eyes sparkled with anticipation.
It was afternoon and night was nearing. The sun was about to set and the sky is starting to have a color of orange.
From morning till now, Leon and I were going around of town strolling. I have tried tasting different kind of food that I haven't even tasted before. What I loved was the thing that they called cotton candy. It was candy in a shape of a cloud and it comes in different colors.
"Did you have fun so far." Leon asked with a smile.
"Yes. I am having fun." I smiled back at him.
"I thought so. Your smiled hasn't left your face since a while ago." Leon said amused.
"Really?" I held my cheeks. "I didn't realize."
"Haha. I like it when you smile so keep smiling." Leon said.
We were walking along the side walk when we heard a commotion in the street.
"Make way! Make way!" A man was yelling. When we look behind us a beautiful looking carriage was running rather fast.
"Get out of the way." The coachman was yelling.
Leon and I stopped just for safety when I felt someone push me towards the road.
"Ahh..." I yelped.
I was able to regain my balance in an instant but I realized I was now standing on the road. The carriage was running straight at me.
"Move out of the way girl!" The coachman yelled.
I was thinking of where to run to but I felt that it will be too late. Just when the carriage was going to run me I unconsciously closed my eye. Then when I anticipated the pain a hand pulled me out of the way.
"Alicia!" Leon yelled. When I open my eyes I saw Leon hugging me protectively in his arms.
"Leon." I looked at him on a daze.
I can feel him so close to me. The heat of his body was warming mine. His face was just inches from mine and his eyes held my gaze. My heart was thumping loudly. His face was inching slowly to mine and I can feel his warm breath on my face.