The Emperor’s Daughter Chapter 81
81 Fire Fly Lake
Regaleon and I was walking side by side. We are a little far away from the inner palace but we are still inside the palace grounds.
The sun has set just a while ago. The moon is not yet fully out and the sky is full of twinkling stars.
"Here, take my hand." Regaleon offered me his hand. "You might trip on the way."
It was getting a bit dark because it was just past twilight. I take his hand that I can only see because it was extended right in front of me.
This wasn't the first time I have held his hand, but still it makes me shy. I hear him chuckle lightly.
"What are you laughing at?" I said shyly. I am just happy that it was dark because Regaleon would have seen my face that is so red in shyness.
"I have held your had quite a number of times before." Regaleon said teasingly. "And yet you are still shy towards me."
"Well this is the first time I have held hands with the crown prince Regaleon of Grandcrest." I said sarcastically. "Forgive me for being a little shy. It's just because you are a great person."
Regaleon stopped abruptly and that startled me.
'Did I say something wrong?' I thought to myself.
He looked around and faced me. His face was nearing mine. My heart was beginning to thump loudly. His face was just inches away from me. Up close I can see his dark blue eyes behind his mask. It was twinkling like sapphire under this starry night.
"Alicia," Regaleon pressed his palm on my cheek. "Tell me, are you intimidated with my title? Now that you know that I am a 'crown prince' and not just a simple 'knight'. Do you think differently of me?"
His gaze were drilling inside me, into my very soul. It was probing me, searching for the answer to his question.
After a while being mesmerized with his dark sapphire eyes, I shook my head.
"Your title as 'crown prince' is not important." I said truthfully. "If you are still the man that you have introduced yourself two years ago. If you hold your promise now and forever. Then you are still and will always be the 'Leon' that I have in my heart."
I can see a hint of a smile in Regaleon's lips. His thumb brushed my lips lightly. And not long he leaned down to plant a kiss.
It was like there was electricity that was shot inside my body. His lips were moist and sweet. I close my eyes to savor his taste.
Then not long, something glowing came out from the ground. I open my eyes and our lips parted by the time the glowing orbs started flying around us. I was surprised and mesmerized by the view. It was like we were in the middle of a starry sky.
I instinctively extended my hands to touch one glowing orb. "These are..."
"Yes, these are fire flies." Regaleon said with a smile.
With the illumination that the fire flies give, I see a little lake not far from where we were standing.
"How did you know such a place exist inside the palace grounds?" I asked mesmerized with the view.
"There are times when you are asleep and I was still up. If I know that you are safe and sound, I take a stroll around the palace." Regaleon said with a clear smile.
I looked at him with a curious stare. I am sure that there is more to his explanation.
"I have a feeling that there is more to it than taking a stroll." I said.
Regaleon looked at me seriously and sighed lightly.
"As expected, my Alicia is really observant." Regaleon said while patting my head. His smile shifted into a generic one. "I can't tell you the details yet as it is top secret. But by the time you become crown princess, I can share these secrets to you."
I held his hand gently and shook my head.
"Please don't misunderstand me. I didn't mean to suspect you about hiding things from me. I know your position as crown prince. And if this issue is top secret, then I will not question you any further." I said whole heartedly.
"Thank you, Alicia." Regaleon said with a warm smile that is so familiar to me.
As the fire flies surround us, the atmosphere between Regaleon and I change. Our bodies were so close together the we can feel the warmth of each other. His breath was brushing my face. His arm encircle my waist and his other hand brushes my cheeks lightly.
'Thump thump thump' I can feel our heart beating in unison. It was getting faster and faster.
We can't stop the attraction that is bringing us together. And then our lips touch once again. But now it was more deep, intense, hot and wanting.