Post by inky on Sept 22, 2020 1:47:47 GMT -5
As his face grew excited by the idea of food the princess grinned happily. He was so eager is was absolutely adorable. Anairs couldn't help but blush a bit, the rosy color seemed to be permanently place on her face around him. The woman straightened as well as the two of them walked together. Shoulders back and as tall as she could be she kept pace with him easily. Though the faintest of smiles cut through the perfect princess act, she couldn't help it, being this close to him just made her smile. Honestly it was kind of nice to have someone with her when people stared. As the princess she was always looked at and judged, it seemed that was what most of the dignitaries knew how to do. Probably one of the only things, at least that she ever saw.
Her eyes watched him as he politely greeted people as they walked passed her eyes glittered with admiration. He so easily fell into the mold of perfect prince when it was needed and she though that was amazing, she struggled with being perfect. Her mother always expected it from her and so did her father. Be a lady, Anaris hardly knew how to do that, but she managed to fake it in front of everyone. But he didn't seem to mind the woman's harsher side. Speaking of her mother her eyes landed on the woman who was intently watching them. She'd seen the little out burst she was sure.
The queen's eyes remained on her daughter, she knew how much the princess's cousins bothered her, honestly she was just glad Anaris hadn't reacted the same way she had when she was young. She'd quite literally tackled the other girls when they were kids. They'd said something about Anaris' dress and how it was an ugly color or something, obvioucsly the two hadn't changed or grown up really. But naturally them being rude made Anaris really angry as a child and she'd made both girls bleed, which of course meant all three of them had to be escorted out of the party. The young princess didn't care though at the time but she'd learned quickly that she wasn't allowed to act in such a manner. It seemed Anaris had made some improvement since the last time she'd seen her cousins. Or maybe it was because the prince was with her. Either way the queen was pleasantly surprised.
Once they'd made it into the food hall Anaris almost wiggled with excitement looking at everything that was there for them. It was relatively empty, really just the servants were in the room, most of the other guests remained with the music unaware of the food and such that was near by. It was set up like there lunch had been set up only with much more food and it looked like the chefs were on standby to cook even more if it was needed. The room was lined with tables of foods both warm and cold, sweet and savory anything you could think of , it was there. The king and queen had even made sure to have dishes from Orson's kingdom made, to hopefully make the prince feel more at home. Anaris turned to him hearing him speak up finally and her face grew warm instantly and she laughed, nervously and quiet. "Forgive me for that, I didn't mean to get so, upset." She brought a hand to her necklace playing with it nervously. "I've never really been the best at handling those two if I'm being honest." The girl said avoiding eye contact with him for a moment.
Even though he had thanked her for standing up for him she still felt like she was going to be scolded or something. It had been rather unlady-like. She was proud that she hadn't swung at that plump brat though, she'd give herself that at least. And it had seemed like most people had hardly noticed the princess snapping at them. Managing to keep her voice calm helped that a lot. Really people had only noticed if they were close and when the two girls hurried off. "I hope the impression I've made wasn't too bad." Obviously embarrassed her gaze returned to Orson for a moment, hoping, praying that it hadn't bothered him too much.
He watched her, the same intense look on his face as when he'd first met her. Never in his life had he thought that he'd meet someone so amazing and just all around perfect. Sure she was clumsy and wild but it was perfect. It was her and that was what mattered. Her giggle and eye contact alone was enough to make a bolt of electricity course through him. It felt like lighting had struck him and brought life into him.
With ease his hand found its way to the small of her back, everything felt like magic. He was finding it hard to look anywhere but at her, noticing everything. The slight change in color on her cheeks, the way it made her glow even more. The fact that she'd stopped breathing for a moment as their eyes locked and the way she still smelled of lavender. Her words however blindsided him. Then have me.. He breath caught in his chest as it had earlier than day. Again she took his breath away. This time is didn't end in a fit of coughing but the instant flush of red that washed over him was now very prominent.
Finally he willed his body to move, it had taken the felling of the princess moving closer to him to snap him back to reality. But as quickly as it had brought him back to earth he guilded her across the courtyard. Unbothered by the informality of their dance, it didn't matter out here. There were no eyes to judge either of them, the way her body moved under his guild was far different from what it had been in the ballroom. She was like the wind, soft and swift. As her spun her his heart stopped once more and time seemed to slow as the delicate fabric spun with her. The beautiful golden locks fanned out and laid themselves back into place she was like a dream to him. Again her returning close to him brought him from his thoughts. Eyes still never leaving her as they moved together through the courtyard. His own grace had improved since he could now really feel the ground.
His mother had taught him without shoes actually, though he'd learned on a cold floor not soft grass. Silas found himself growing a bit nervous as she looked at him, seeming to examine every inch of his face. Was that how he'd made her feel? His face grew hot but he said nothing, he didn't mind one bit. Talulla could stare at him as long as she wanted and he'd let her. As the rythm changed he found himself yearning for the closeness even more, and it seemed the princess felt the same. Her eyes moved to his lips, for less than a heartbeat but he'd seen it. At least he thought he had. Was he imagining it? There was no way. Was there?
Quickly his hands caught her, holding her close as her scent washed over him. Her finger on his chest and the look her eyes as she looked up at him was intoxicating. He could hardly breath and everything stopped in that moment. Her breath against his skin was like a summer breeze. Warm, inviting and enveloped in the scent a flowers. Then her finger against his lips. He'd never wanted anything more in his life than he'd wanted her, again his heart stopped, but this time everything became a blur as he breathed out deeply trying calm what he felt inside. Silas couldn't even say anything, but he wouldn't need to.
His hand moved from her shoulders to her cheek and chin, their eyes still dancing on one another. Softly he pulled her in lifting her face finally closing the space between them. His lips crashed into hers, there had been no hesitation, no second thoughts, nothing.
For the first time in his life Silas genuinely wanted something. And that was this golden haired wild child. His arm pulled her closer even though that was nearly impossible at this point, and his hand rested on her cheek cupping the base of her neck as he leaned into the kiss. Silas had never needed anything more that this, he'd never felt so alive and so blind as he fully fell for the angel before him.