CAUTION LOOOOOONG "LOVE" STORY in the making :)
SATURDAY : FREE DAY Part 2
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At last the guests left the Palace and I head straight to my room to change.
Until I bumped into my journal placed near my dresser and there came all Henry Brawne's letters fell on my carpeted floor. "Oh my letters." I said picked em all up and kissed them hide them carefully inside my locker and kept the key. I sighed saying "My love I haven't received any letters directly from you for weeks now where are you now? How you've been doing? How's life treating you." Sigh.
I suddenly remembered the General's been waiting for me I look up the clock it is only 2:30 in the afternoon. Yet its been hours since Charles is there at the Pavilion Gardens waiting for me. "Oh should I go or should not i?" I asked Ursula who's attending to my hair and helping me put on my dress. "Why are you so nor responsive lately Ursula?" I asked my hand maiden she just timidly smiled and whispered. "Your highness I chose not to speak as that is a personal decision and would not want to be reprimanded like what happened before with Mister Brawne hope you understand your highness." she smiled and continued to redo and comb my hair then left and curtseyed.
I sighed I really am confused now I felt guilty and my conscience is fighting with me to not go while my mind says to go it is just the General you know I said to mind, my equerry and a new friendship? Maybe? Why not? I smiled besides he is still my servant and nothing more than that. I looked outside the window still confused staring at the blank horizon. "Oh Henry I love you I will never cheat nor replace you." I uttered and frowned on the blank screen until I heard General Fitzroy called my name down the balcony facing the Pavilion Gardens...
"There you are Princess Amelia!" he said. I looked down the balcony and smiled.
"I have been waiting for hours and hours yet no signs of you what's going on? Have you changed mind of my surprise?" He asked. He seemed very inviting yet my feelings for Henry Brawne consumes my mind telling it not to go so I said. "I am sorry General I suddenly felt not better can you just do it some other time?" I asked.
"If you please." he said then sadly frowned and sat beside the fountain. I suddenly glanced seeing him a bit sad which crashed my soul so I said. "Okay General I will be down in a minute just wait for me." I said then suddenly can't believe myself for doing it. The General almost jump for joy hearing that the Princess would love to go now to see her surprise.
The General fixed himself and cleared his throat and fixed his hair then smiled as the Princess come out of the Pavilion Gardens. The General bowed and he Princess curtseyed. They both blushing and smiled at each others presence. They walk and walk silently the General seemed nervous being alone with the Princess and seemed to lose his composure. Amelia disregard the fact that he is trying to court her so she speak first. First she cleared her throat and they both said... "General.." "Princess.." at the same time they uttered. Then they both stopped and get shy then laughed. " Okay you first General." Amelia said. "No Princess please you first cuz I already forgot what I want to say." General smiled and turned red. "Uhm okay, so what is your surprise again?" Amelia asked shyly. "Oh actually we are now in front of it." General smiled and they both stood in front of the Hasting's estate in front of the lovely barn.
"Good afternoon your majesty. It's been a pleasure to see you in our humble barn." Avery Navarre said son of the head stable keeper of the Hastings estate.
"Oh Avery thank you nice afternoon to you too." I said.
"Avery, may you please show Princess Amelia our surprise?" General smiled and winked at Avery.
Avery smiled back and head inside the barn and when he came back he is pulling out two lovely Andalusian horses.
"Ohhh how beautiful and magnificent horses! I have no idea you are breeding such beautiful horses in his barn! They are so lovely." Amelia is so amazed by the two lovely horses and she's patting the horses. "Oh general they are both beautiful is this your surprise? I loved it!" Amelia said. Then the General nodded and smiled seeing her happy is the most important thing for him now.
Avery then took off his hat and excused himself and winked at the General then Charles smiled with Avery teasing him. The General then helped and escorted the Princess while she rode the horse and she thanked him. The General then rode the other horse then they both left the estate.
General Charles and Amelia then horse back ride their way outside the Hasting's estate to the Brighton Park. They were talking and enjoying the sunny day exchanging funny stories. Amelia was so delighted by General Fitzroy's sense of humor.
They both love the long conversation and almost forget it's about supper. They stopped by a small pond far north of the kingdom. "Oh what a lovely place this is!" Amelia said and she rode the horse "I had fun spending time with you General thank you." It's a pleasure your highness." General said smiling while he tried to give fresh water to the horses on a nearby pond. Then he remembered. "Princess it's about supper I think we must go back to the Palace before Prince Regent look for us." General said. "Are you afraid at the Prince Regent?" Amelia asked. General FItzroy enjoys her company and truly doesn't want the day to end and still want to spend more time alone with her. "It is not about that Princess I just want to protect you and yes I need to follow the King's orders." General Fitzroy said.
Amelia gave a teasing smile then think of a quick deal. "Well...Okay then General we will go home soon, Only if you catch me and win a horse race with me? Okay?!?!" then she shouted and pat the horse "HIyaaaaaa" I will meet you at the back of the Pavilions!" Amelia shouted.
General was stunned and surprised seeing the Princess Amelia flew away with the Andalusian horse speeding like a canon ball. He suddenly stopped giving water to his horse then rode him as quick as he can and tried to catch the Princess who is now almost a mile away from him.
"Princess wait for me, please don't let the horse run soo fast you might get hurt! They are wild horses" he shouted and worried that the Princess might get hurt from racing. "Ohh my I will get killed soon by the King. Amelia wait! Please." then he followed.
So they race their way back to the Palace and the Princess got there first 10 minutes prior General Fitzroy arrived worriedly. Amelia (a lover of carefree and nature) lay down the grassy field and picked a flower nearby and smelled it while waiting for General Fitzroy and pretend to sleep.
General Fitzroy is racing on his way to Amelia when he saw the Princess laying down the field... "Oh god what happened. HIyaaa." He hit the horse saying faster faster!" He was worried seeing Amelia on the ground thinking she was hurt and fell from the horse.
He jumped off the horse and tried to wake Amelia and held her hand.
"Princess, Princess are you alright?" General was so worried.
Amelia then started to burst into laughter. Then the General laughed back saying "Oh you are teasing me! I thought you got hurt I almost had a heart attack! Please don't do that again!" General said.
Amelia sill giggling "SO you lost General I've made here first so can we go somewhere else? Please? I don' want to go home yet I love riding horses! It's so fun! I've never done these for so long Oh well the last time I rode a horse was when my King father still healthy. But it is fun I love horse back riding thank you for the gift!" Amelia then hugged the General. The General was stunned and trembling and just said. "You are welcome your highness. I am thrilled that you can ride and race a horse you impressed me." In General Fitzroy's mind he is smelling her lovely scent lingering into his arms and mind ohh the feeling is soo captivating I am like in heaven!.
On the other hand Amelia is like a little girl smiling then suddenly out of her carefree soul and happy experience she then saw herself embracing the General. Then she released herself quickly. "Oh sorry I.. I .. uhm... I am just happy with your surprise." Amelia explained "I have to go I need to change for dinner Good night General." She blushed and curtseyed and went inside the Palace not believing herself from what she have just done. The General seemed overwhelmed with her company and just nodded and captivated by his lovely Princess and bowed for respect and said "Good night dear Princess."