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A Not So Simple Decision

Ch 9 : Oh What A Night

Posted by Christine, 06 February 2013 - - - - - - · 311 views

Chapter Nine : Oh What A Night  "I will not wear it.”“Come now, Eleanor.  You are Queen in all but name.  You must wear it and embrace the woman you are becoming.”“I said I will not wear it.  Take it back, Mother.  Until father is dead, that is still yours.  I will not wear it, no matter what you say.”“Eleanor, please, just be reasonable.  You are presidi...

Ch 8 : Goddess, Save Me

Posted by Christine, 15 January 2013 - - - - - - · 194 views

Chapter Eight : Goddess, Save Me   As Eleanor walked down the hallway towards the dining room with a cool smile on her lips, she felt her stomach instead twisting and turning. Of all the things that she needed to be doing right now, having lunch with the three suitors was not one of them. There were Lords to meet with, and petitioners to listen to. She ha...

Ch 7 : I Was Hoping For Better...

Posted by Christine, 26 November 2012 - - - - - - · 323 views

Chapter Seven : I Was Hoping For Better...   It was perhaps the most restful sleep Eleanor had had since her father had started falling ill. Her entire body was relaxed into her bed and she actually felt ready for the day. Whereas most mornings she had to drag herself from the bed, she found that this morning, she was up before Gayle had even brought up h...

Ch 6 : Some Answers

Posted by Christine, 07 November 2012 - - - - - - · 260 views

Chapter Six : Some Answers   Eleanor opened her eyes slowly and realized it was dark outside.  There were no candles lit, wherever she was, but the light of the moon was shining in the window.  She realized that whatever she was sitting on, it was not a chair or a bed, and then noticed a hand holding onto her shoulder.  There was an arm draped across...

Ch 5 : The Beginning Of The End

Posted by Christine, 30 October 2012 - - - - - - · 186 views

Chapter Five : The Beginning Of The End

Eleanor had seemed so sure of herself as she walked through the hallways quickly, with Sir Brandon behind her.  She knew that all of the strength she possessed was needed to keep herself in check, and she had been preparing herself the whole way for the worst.  She had always known that the...

Ch 4 : What Luck Is This?

Posted by Christine, 28 October 2012 - - - - - - · 234 views

Chapter Four : What Luck Is This?

Sleep had not come easily for the princess. So many thoughts and emotions were running through her head. She had tried falling asleep, then sitting up and reading, then attempting to write poetry, and even at one point pulled out her harp and attempted to practice. Regardless of what she did, she...

Ch 3 : Does It Get Any Better Than This?

Posted by Christine, 28 October 2012 - - - - - - · 302 views

Chapter Three : Does It Get Any Better Than This?

For a moment, Eleanor did not know what to do.  She knew that she should follow the Prince as he trained and compliment him, but in truth, what she should do could be damned.  What she wanted to do was jump astride Moonbeam and rush after Sir Brandon, even if just to stare in his...

Ch 2 : A Step in a Different Direction

Posted by Christine, 08 October 2011 - - - - - - · 241 views

Chapter Two : A Step In A Different Direction

Relaxing into the soft chair that matched her dressing table, Eleanor set her head back, allowing calmness to sweep over her as Gayle worked her magic in brushing out all of the knots and tangles that had accumulated during her ride earlier.  Gayle had been her nurse since she was a...

Ch 1 : If Only Freedom Lasted

Posted by Christine, 08 October 2011 - - - - - - · 191 views

Chapter One : If Only Freedom Lasted

As the sun shone down on her face and the wind flowed through her hair, Eleanor spent a moment enjoying the day.  Sitting atop of her mare, she simply breathed in the fresh air and felt the warmth of day across her skin.  Kicking the heels of her boots slightly, Moonbeam began to prance forward...

Prologue: Making Decisions

Posted by Christine, 08 October 2011 - - - - - - · 264 views

Prologue : Making Decisions

The candles that surrounded the room, her study, had been burning for hours, and the wax was dripping off onto the surrounding floor.  The bookshelves on opposing walls that were normally perfectly organized were missing half of the books, as books were littered around the room, with maps and papers...