Knight!Bucky Barnes X Castle Maid!Reader
A/N: Surprise! I present to you my first time writing in an AU. Just a little something extra along with what I have coming soon.
Words: approx. 2.1K
Prompt: Knights and castles and dancing and kisses. Arthurian AU.
Warnings: implied familial death, insecurities, kissing (is that even a warning idk)
“Yes, milady. Of course.” You smiled widely as Queen Guinevere told you of the ball that she wished to hold at the palace today, in commemoration of her beloved King Arthur’s return.
She had called for your help on choosing a dress that was sure to catch the King’s eye.
After hours spent showing her beautiful gowns that you could only hope in vain to ever have the honor of wearing, she decided on a soft lavender gown. You could only gape at the way that it fitted her, bringing out every ounce of femininity in her very being.
“It’s lovely, my lady.” You said, unable to hide your astonishment. Guinevere smiled, holding the gown to her frame. Shamefully embarrassed by your momentary indulgence, you turned your gaze downwards. Just as a mere servant would be expected to behave.
The queen noticed your sudden change.
“Surely, you will be there?” She questioned.
“With all due respect, my queen, I’m afraid I cannot bow to your wishes.” You said, the words leaving your mouth with the ease of silk gliding over soft skin. These exact words had left your mouth many times. Always the same exact words, always the answer to this question.
You plastered on a smile. You didn’t understand why she asked you every time a great celebration took place when the A part of you ached to go. However, no peasant such as yourself should associate themselves with the upper class.
Guinevere smiled sadly.
“I truly wish you will someday be able to grace us with your presence.” She smiled, her voice teasing at your reluctance.
“As do I.” You offered her a small smile. Ever since you had come to work at the castle, the queen had become a friend rather than your superior. But for a royal such as her to be so close with someone of a such a low standing as you, it was considered…blasphemous. You could be killed for it.