The Princess and the Wish
Date: 11/5/2017, Categories: Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Author: TeenDiaries, Source: LushStories
As a princess, sixteen-year-old Beatrice had been sent on a tour of surrounding kingdoms by her parents. Her life was not her own, it was her parents and their decision was that she would marry one of four princes in nearby kingdoms to strengthen the bond between the two. After meeting all four, she couldn't imagine a worse fate. Each prince was ugly, inside and out, and her existence would be to serve them for the rest of her life. She had recently grown to detest palace life and was missing joy in her life. Her carriage was on its way back to her castle and upon arrival, her father would ask her which of the princes she had chosen. But on the way back, one of the horses lost a shoe and the driver had to pull over at the next village to find a farrier. Tired from sitting in the carriage all day, she announced to her servants that she would be taking a walk. They each insisted that they accompany her, but she refused and stated that she must go alone. However, one of the royal guards named James refused to let the princess wander around a strange village without protection. James was the strong silent type, a handsome man whom Beatrice had been fond of for several years. While she protested his presence on her walk, she was secretly glad to have him near. While wandering through the village, she came across an old woman dressed in rags who was holding out a hat in hopes of some generosity. Beatrice never carried any money on her, but she did stop to talk to the woman after ...