King Minos leaned forward in his throne room chair.
“I have much respect for your father. He built up quite a formidable kingdom in such a short time.” The king cleared his throat. “Some very talented philosophers and artisans have come from your island. Your father is truly an incredible man.”
Atticus smiled. “He would appreciate your words, sir. However, he’d be quick to tell you that my mother built the kingdom alongside him. Queens are often instrumental parts of success.”
Pasiphae smiled softly.
“Quite true, young man.” Minos arched a brow. “How often we overlook the contributions of the gentler sex.”
Ariadne, the princess of the isle, stood quietly to the side of her mother. She kept casting furtive glances at Atticus, playing idly with the folds of her gown.
“A king needs his queen. Just as prince needs his princess. We have searched for a suitable match for years. We hope that you consider it.” Minos fixed Atticus with his sharp gaze.
Made up fic title: Katsukilicious definition