Growing Up

At the age of eighteen, I decided that it was time to put the fishing pole down and grow up. I decided to go on and get a higher education. Something that was not heard of when one is in line to become a king. I decided that I wanted to become a doctor and…

Living In Luxury

My father took us to live in the castle after my uncle's passing. My father seemed to settle into his new home and new title quite well. I think he was just tired of being poor and feeling inadequate. As kids, we went from doing daily chores to having servants who cared for our every…

The Truth About Me

I have yet to be completely truthful with Cynthia about my past. Up to this point, I have been a bit evasive with her. She thinks that I have always been some rich prince who has lived the lap of luxury. When that fact is furthest from the truth. She doesn't know that my father…

The Proposal

One Saturday afternoon, I decided to take Cynthia on a picnic. We decided to spread our blanket out underneath a big old oak tree that sat up on a hill. Turns out her father used to take her to that very spot when she was little. Her father died when she was four years old.…

The Shocking Truth

One afternoon, we waited until Cynthia's stepmother had stepped out. I took Cynthia to¬† my favorite spot in the woods. We picked a tree stump built for two and talked for hours. It was the most peaceful feeling, something that I hadn't felt in a very long time. I learned a lot that day. I…

The Wicked Stepmother

At first, I couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw Cynthia. So young and beautiful, yet she looked like a scared child. I could tell there was something very wrong by the look in her eyes. Yet, I knew that she could not tell me because her stepmother was just in the next room.