I slipped off my shoes and replaced my black cocktail dress with my flannel pyjama's. It had been such a night. it was the prenup to our senoir prom. If that was what the fake prom was like what the hell would the real thing be like? i sighed into my pillow with memories of the night still fresh in my mind. I thought of my best friend Sophie who looked so beautiful in her purple hand made satin gown, that was flown in from japan the night before, i remember how scared she was that it wasnt going to make it here in time, but it did just as i had promised. Her hair was weaved in a a formal updo with butterfly clips holding all the untrained bits of hair that would usually fall over her face. She had danced with i dont even know how many boys that night. But it was more then i cared to count. I felt bad that i was jealous of her popularity tonight. But then why shouldnt i be, she was stunning, and then there was me in my black cocktail dress and converse. I always liked to be different but some of the popular kids didnt seem to approve of my attire, so they tried to soak me in the spiked punch and tell the chaperones i had been drinking and should be escorted home. But luckliy my other best friend Puck saved me. He always was there when i needed him. he somehow managed to soak the popular girls leader Anna in the punch instead and warned her to watch her step, then flashed me his killer smile and bowed deep "may i have this dance?" He said in a nasal english voice i laughed. Hard. Then i suddenly regretted it and cleared my throat to anwser "why of course you may sir"
and he took my hand in his and kissed it. A jolt of electricity jolted through me and made me gasp, did he feel it too? he didnt seem to fase or even notice my slight moment of madness but instead lead me to the dancefloor. and hand in and we danced the night away. He stroked the side of my face and whispered into my ear "its time to go Lily" i sighed "one more night, then i promise we can go" He looked into my eyes as if staring right into my soul, his blue eyes were almost shocking, but then again they were also beautiful, just as he was. "okay princess. One more night, but then we must return, we have been here far too long and the king grows sad from his favourite daughters absence for the past 6 years. "i have payed him visits!" i snapped he scoffed "yeah, not even more then a day at a time" I looked down as if not wanting to face the truth but i knew he was right. he smiled warmly down at me and said "hey if it were up to me we could stay here for as long as you desire but i do not wish to be turned into a sewer rat again" I grimaced at the memory. My father had caught me and Puck playing in his most prized garden, when he had specifically told Puck not to let me around here as it was too dangerous, so he transformed him into a sewer rat for a few weeks until i begged him to change him back as i was growing tired of having little company. And of course he did whatever pleased me. After the dance had finished i said my goodbyes to my friends and went home and here i am. I drifted off into another dreamless sleep. At least thats what i thought would happen. I have been lacking dreams ever
since i left Fae. But tonight was different. I was lying under a apple tree in the arms of Puck. But this wasnt Puck. It was someone i had never seen before. Someone just as handsome, but in the forbidden fruit way, maybe thats why we are sitting under a apple tree, maybe it simbilises the story of adam and eve. Foolish mortals and their ways. This mystery boy finally spoke "i am glad you have finally entered the dream world My dear Lily" "Ash?" i whispered He laughed. "Afraid not my dear. It is Rowan. im coming to find you." I smiled and accepted whatever he was saying and snuggled into his chest and fell into a dreamless sleep yet again.
•When i awoke Puck was sitting beside my bed watching me
sleep, i yawned and laughed "hey you" he smiled and leant over and kissed me lightly on the lips. He tasted like summer and spring and the woods all in one i liked it. But before i could truly take in the taste of his lips there it was again, that jolt of electricity. And this time i was sure he felt it because he fell off his chair. I gasped and slid out of bed to his side. "Puck! are you alright? did i hurt you?" He opened his eyes in shock "no princess that was not you, it was him" before i could reply the boy from my dream entered through my room with his sword pointing right at Puck "whoa, you were in my dream. Thats how you got here!" He smiled "i am nothing but your rescuer. It was my duty" "my what? as you can see im in perfectly capable hands" and i pointed at Puck without realising that his hands were protectivitly around my waist
"Yes Prince she is, besides we were returning to fae tonight" "King Oberon commanded that you bring her back yesterday, do you dare defy him again and wish to suffer his rath?" Puck looked down, defeated "Alright we'll go, let me just get my things" Puck walked over to Rowan and stood a good 3 feet away from him, as if afraid as if he may catch some infectious disease. Which was obviously not true. "princess Lily i must rush you in your packing as this is a very pressing matter, your father misses you dearly" i couldnt help but wonder why he had sent someone from our apposing court to fetch me, instead of one of my brothers? "if i may, why has my father sent you, someone from Queen Mab's court and not any of my brothers?" He smiled. Oh god thats not good. " he doesnt want your brothers to go soft on you and let you stay, and he knows that i will not listen to whatever you have to say if it stops getting my job done." I scoffed, grabbed my bag and followed them to faerie. As soon as we arrived i was in my fathers embrace "My dear child! i have missed you so" I couldnt help but smile at those words, i missed him too. "Father, it is good to see you too. if you dont mind i would like to retreat to my bedchamber, the trip has tired me" He smiled sympatheticly at me. "of course my dear, Prince Rowan please escort my daughter to her room" "It would be my honour" he took my hand in his and lead the way as if i had forgotten where my room was. I looked back at Puck, there was a tint of jealousy in his beautiful eyes.
I mouthed "come find me" he nodded. Rowan saw our silent conversation and pulled me away, hurting my arm. "hey! remember who i am? princess Lily and i will not be pulled around like a stray dog, now release me" he obeyed and released his grip on my arm. "you know you were a lot less trouble when you were younger, you were so sweet to my brother, whatever happened?" I sucked in a breath. Ash. I hadnt thought about him in a long time. I hadnt seen him in 4 years, i mean i had Puck now. He was my intended. Not Ash. He interuppted my thoughts with four words. "hes here you know" I looked up to stare into his cold blue eyes. The eyes of the winter court. "Ash is here?" He nodded "he's two doors down from your room, why dont you go say hello? He's been looking forward to seeing you" I scoffed "he hasnt seen me in years, like he'd even remember me" "he's been waiting for you, so yeah i'd guess he's remembered you" He'd been waiting for me? no. He's playing me, he's a member of the winter court, they always lie to us, and guessing by the smile that spread across his face i knew he was lying "your a liar. And i'd forgotten all about him anyway, i have Puck now" "so you forgot about me?" a cold voice came from behind me shit shit shit its him.
"So you are here then, i thought your brother was just bullshitting to me again" Rowan laughed "tut tut language princess, remember to respect your elders" He moved so fast it was a blur. I was up against the wall, his face an inch from mine, i could feel his cool breath on my face "remember, im not scared of your court, i could break you in a second" Then Puck came out of nowhere and knocked Rowan on the ground, and leaving Ash on the ground next to him. "leave her alone, you wouldnt want me to inform the King that his beloved daughter is getting bother off winter scum like yourselves, remember your guests here, i think you should respect your elders" Rowan stood up and helped his brother up "whatever" and then the winter princes were gone. I looked up at Puck, suddenly embarrassed at what had just happened "sorry about that, he was supposed to take me back to my room but he got mad over absolutely nothing and corned me" "and your once intended just stood there. Shows he hasnt changed at all" I smiled sadly, knowing that he was right i didnt reply, i just took his hand and lead him to my room. "alone again" he said smiling, leaning in for a kiss when suddenly a voice came from the corner of the room "not just yet lovebirds" I recognised that voice... "Ambrose!" It was my twin brother, he must of known i was coming
here and wanted to suprise me. Just seeing him there, standing with open arms smiling at me made me realise it was him i had missed the most "hey sis, how you been doin'" I ran up to him and embraced him in the tightest hug ever "whoa, looks like you missed me lots too, dont use all your hugging up yet, Sage is here somewhere, oh sageeeey!" he shouted A dark laugh came from out the window "im coming." Then he appeared, as if by magic right by Ambroses side "oh Sage, i've missed you big bro!" He smiled down at me and picked me up and gave me a big bear hug "i missed you too little one" Me and Amby were twins. We both have blonde hair and green eyes, while Sage has honey brown hair and brown eyes. But we all have the same love for eachother. I only ever had brothers but it didnt stop be loving them any less then if i had two sisters. "How come you arent down at the court? Mother must be looking for you" He laughed "oh she is looking for me, i just got back from a trip, i've been gone 2 months searching for something..." he drifted off but soon continued "so yeah i came back to see yo, but probably should go announce my return, i'll see you later, and don't worry, i'll bring little Amby with me" "hey! How did you know she called me that? its embarrassing..." I laughed and pushed them both out of the door before Ambrose turned around and hugged me one last time before whispering into my ear
"its good to have you back" "its good to be back" i whispered back and then it was just me and Puck. Alone. In my bedroom? oh crap, why didnt i think about this? "so, where were we?" Puck said in his sexy voice I laughed "not right now romeo, we have to go back down there and see my mother and face the crowds" He sighed but gave in. We walked down the steps and right into The winter Queen. Yeah thats right the frickin' queen! She smiled at me and said "oh Young Lilith, it is good to see you again, glad to see my son fufilled his oath to bring you back safe and sound." I smiled back "Yes, he did his job perfectly, not to be rude but i was meerly curious of why our two courts are together in the middle of summer?" She laughed. Not just random laughing, but laughing at me. "oh dear child do not fear, we have not joined together again god forbid. Its court meeting time of the year and there is a grand party to be held tonight in honor of your return, it shall be an intresting night..." And as if not waiting for a reply she walked off. No wonder she'd brought up such dicks for sons i thought to myself. "c'mon lets go" Puck said as he pulled me through a pair of grand oak doors. Ash was standing next to my father not saying anything, not looking at anybody but this one winter girl who was dancing in the middle of the room in the midst of everything. It must be his new girlfriend. I bit my lip to stop the tears coming out but it was too late. One trickled down my cheek and landed on the floor. As
soon as it had dropped, Ash's head snapped up,he looked sad and saw that i was crying. "i'm going to go get changed" i said to puck without looking him in the face and he grunted a response. I ran out of the room and up the stairs but someone grabbed me. "Ash?" "'fraid not princess." It was Rowan. What was he doing now, and what did he have with grabbing me? "what do you want?" I said without looking him in the face to hide the tears "look at me" he put his hand under my chin and turned me to face him i looked down and lifted a hand to wipe the tears away, but just as it got half way he jerked his hand over mine and pinned me to the wall. Not in an aggressive way but in a sexual way. "do not weep for him princess." "i am not weeping for your brother" i protested. "whoever said we were talking about my brother?" "oh whatever, im going" as i tried to escape his grip he pushed his body against mine leaving any attempts of escape impossible "um excuse me? I need to get changed" "I can help you with that" he looked down at me with a shine in his eyes, he bent down and started to unbutton my shirt. I slapped his hand away and took that fault as a chance to run off "You can run but you cant hide from me princess, you let me know when your feeling up to the challenge of the winter prince" He laughed after me, his voice trailing down the corridors why wont he just leave me alone! Winter and Summer are
never supposed to frollick with eachother, he just cant help being a dick. I opened my bedroom door and a suprise waited for me inside "Lily"