"Susana your father would like to speak with you." I waved the servant off. I carefully stood up. This corset was really killing me. I left the library and headed to my father's study. I heard voices coming from inside. I quickly composed myself and knocked.
"Come in darling." I walked in only to see my mother and father speaking with each other. They both grinned at me. I had the sinking feeling that I was in trouble. "As you know I am old. We are in need of a new king. Being that you are our heiress, I am asking you to marry one of the five people presented to you." I groaned. I knew it.
My parents were trying oh so subtly to get me to court someone. Note my sarcasm. "No." I remained in my cool calm, not giving anything away. My mother placed a hand on my father's shoulder. "Honey, think of your kingdom. You have a choice between five very eligible bachelors. If it's about love, pick the one you love the most." I screamed inwardly.
A knock sounded through the room. My father smiled. "Come in young men." The door flung open and five very hot men walked in. I honestly didn't know where to look. I chose to focus on one of them. He had red eyes, signaling to his vampire heritage. His face seemed to have been chiseled in stone. High cheekbones, and thin lips. His unruly brown hair was the only sign of imperfection on him, and even that looked hot on him. I turned to face my father.
"Susana these are the men you will be courting." I lost it then. "No they will not." I snapped. "Honey please." My mother begged. "Oh don't 'honey please' me. You should have checked with me first! I said no. You can't make me court them." I yelled. With that a turned around and started to walk to the door. A cold hand grabbed mine and pulled me into a rock hard chest.
I squirmed. "Let me go." I growled. "Listen here princess, no one wants to court you. We do it for our kingdom." That was all it took. My hand flew across his face. I heard a collective gasp. "Then leave. If you don't want to be here leave." I growled. The vampire grinned. "I like a girl that can fight back. You look mighty tasty to." I flushed.
"I don't care. If you're just here for your kingdom leave." He bent down until his mouth touched my ear. "Not anymore. I want to see you naked with those thighs around my hips." I felt myself redden. "Shut the fuck up! L-leave me alone." I pushed him away and ran to the door.
As my bedroom door closed behind me I sighed. "That vampire had the audacity to touch me like that. And say such crude things." I flushed scarlet remembering exactly what he had said. No one had ever spoken to me like that before. I rubbed my temples. I needed a relaxing bath and a massage. And maybe a book.
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