The Prince (Nessian Version)
Oh hey look Lexi still isn’t updating Shape of You but she’s got fifty other ideas… haha I hope you like this one shot. It’s one of my favorites.
They say nothing hurts worse than a heartbreak. Who they are, I’m not sure. Maybe they’re the more experienced adults who know when to give advice. But whoever they are, they’re more than right. As I stood there in the ballroom, I couldn’t have agreed more. I had never felt such intense pain rip through me as I prepared to let him go. Then again he was never really mine to keep. But for the last five years we pretended like this wouldn’t happen. We pretended like we could actually have a future together.
We forgot that he was the prince and I was nothing more than the daughter of his mother’s hand maiden.
Today came faster than we anticipated. That didn’t make it any easier. It still hurt as fresh as the day his father told him it was time to narrow down the competition. That was three months ago. Now we were getting ready to watch our beloved prince propose to the princess who would one day rule beside him. I wondered if they would look at beautiful as his parents did on their thrones.
I held my hands in front of my stomach, holding them tightly so they wouldn’t shake. I stood in the shadows watching as the princesses fixed their hair and fluffed out their big dresses. They were all trying too hard, and it pained me to stand there and watch them fuss over their looks when Cassian couldn’t care less about who was prettiest. He never like extravagant things. But soon he would have one. Soon one of those girls would become his bride and I’d be a memory he held close on those cold nights he thought of his glory days.
I knew he didn’t love a single girl in that room. I knew because he told me he would never feel this way for anyone the way he felt about me. I bit my lip as the pain got worse. I always knew I’d have to let him go one day, but I didn’t realize how attached I had become.
Maybe this was why my mother always warned me to stay away from the brown eyed Prince. My mom had tried so hard to warn me that I needed to guard my heart against Cassian and the way we felt about each other. I never thought she would be right.
Then again I always knew how this would end.