“Are you enjoying yourself?” Prince Rufus whispered, leaning in close to her.
Lady Mirabelle was taken aback but overjoyed at this familiarity. It was like nothing she had ever experienced before. His words, however simple, made her stomach flutter in a way she could not explain for the life of her.
“Y-yes, very much so.”
“I’m glad.” he replied quickly, warmth emanating both from his voice and his body, which she suddenly realised was very, very close to her.
“I wish we could stay like this forever.” Mirabelle breathed. She felt him exhaling against her cheek, her neck…
“I do too.”