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- Posted: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 00:49:54 +0000
- ANTHONY JAMES THIBODEAUX && KATHERINE MARIE DUPONTE
❝ and we'll never be royals, it don't run in our blood; that kind of luxe just ain't for us, we crave a different kind of buzz ❞
- Katherine spent most of her life living in fear for her safety. Moreso for the safety of her best friend, Serinity, moreso than herself. Serinity is the queen, and the country of Lorien has made several attempts on her life, so she was hidden away in a nunnery and Katherine was with her, as her lady in waiting she could hardly ever leave her side. She was there for every moment of her life, doting on her hand and foot. And she was honored to be called her best friend. The country sent spies and eventually their location was revealed, and another attempt was made on her life. The citizens of Lorien wanted to overtake Arcacia, for what reason she did not know, all she knew was that she needed to protect Serinity before anything happened to her. Before she knew it Serinity was grabbing her hand and squeezing it. She squeezed it back and smiled at her, pushing a bit of hair out of her eyes. Smoothing her hand over her skirts, her mind briefly moved to their childhood, her last memories of Caspiar.
Braiding Serinity's hair, running through the gardens and playing with Anthony and Serinity, being ditched by them because she was a year younger and therefore considered to be a 'baby', so she accompanied Francis on any of his adventures. She couldn't remember much of how they looked, other than Anthony had long blond hair, blue eyes. Francis had dark hair though, but those same blue eyes. Those memories were just that; memories. Now there were more pressing matters; like preparing for a royal wedding between Anthony and Serinity. Katherine knew that she would have her hands full, but it would be worth it in the end as long as Serinity was safe and happy.
The carriage slowed to a hault and she ran her fingers through her wavy hair, regretting that she hadn't braided it or put it in a bun so she would look more formal. She was so caught up in her thoughts that she jumped when Serinity spoke to her, nodding and giving her friend a comforting smile. I'm ready if you are. She released her best friend's hand, stepping out of the carriage after Serinity had gotten her footing on the ground and smoothed down her skirts, eyes scanning the crowd to see a familiar face. Anthony's face was immediately found; he stood out with his long blond hair and bright blue eyes. Anthony immediately approached Serinity, kissing her hand and taking her arm to escort her to the feast. She was so absorbed in analyzing the interaction that she didn't realize she was approached by his brother, Francis, and was met by a stunning pair of blue eyes and a kiss to the top of her hand. She was so absorbed in his eyes that she almost forgot to curtsey back to him. Him, escort her to the feast? She was starstruck. It would be my pleasure, your highness. She offered with a toothy smile.
Serinity's arrival was the last thing on Anthony's mind. Not truly, but he needed to get that last romp out of him, and he so happened to find a maid in his room at the wrong time. He'd been with her before, of course, but he needed a little last minute relief before he was tied down for the rest of his life to the Queen of Arcacia. His family had decided that to protect the country they would offer him up as bait, which he wasn't too pleased with but Serinity was good looking enough, he supposed that they would have some fun together. Being the oldest, he could do no wrong in anyone's eyes yet Francis was still expected to make all the right decisions. He was just finishing up with the maid who's name he didn't care enough to know when there was a knock at the door. Who was it? Surely not his mother come to collect him early. Get out. He hissed at her, noticing how clumsy she was when it came to it. She knocked over a tray, causing a clatter and was stumbling to get her clothes on. This woman was trusted with dusting their valueables? Not for much longer, if he had anything to say about it. He slowly reached for his underwear and pants when his brother opened the door, judgemental.
Please, Francis. Like you wouldn't do the same thing. He rolled his eyes and buttoned his pants, then reaching for his shirt. He didn't have much time until his fiance arrived, so he shouldn't look like he just had a shag, should he? He ran a brush through his long hair once or twice so it looked smoother and pulled on all his formal attire- his pins and whatnot. Francis and he had a few minutes of awkard silence before they were called because the carriage was approaching. They made it down just in time for the carriage to approach, standing right up front with his parents and brother, noticing the scolding look they recieved from their mother, but at least they were there for the carriage to arrive. He hoped that Francis could keep his mouth shut about his romp in the sheets and maybe he would do him a favor.
Serinity and her lady in waiting Katherine were announced and they stepped from the carriage, each more beautiful than he could recall his parents describing. He approached Serinity, bowing and kissing the top of her hand before offering his arm to her. The feast awaits us, m'lady. He offered her a charming smile, noticing how his brother made a beeline for the lady in waiting. Highly inappropriate, but their parents wouldn't make a comment in front of anyone and risk offending Serinity. I trust that your voyage was smooth. Once she took his arm they started inside, the crowd parting for them to pass through.