uttered a sigh. He had enjoyed the time in Romania as usual. But he had missed his
wife. Still, he had to wait till Sunday afternoon until he’d see her again. He
had to stay in London due to an engagement tomorrow afternoon and Camilla would stay at her
private home Raymill till Sunday. It was nothing in comparison to times Charles
didn’t really want to think about, but he got so used to her constant presence
that he could hardly imagine to spend 8 days without her. Talking to her on the
phone just wasn’t the same as holding her in his arms and feeling her warm
At least a
whole bunch of letters would wait for him in his office. But first he’d get
into some more casual and comfortable clothes and then he’d ring Camilla. That
was more important than work.
Scuffling in direction of his dressing room,
Charles spotted a small light in the bedroom. If his staff would ever
learn that light only made sense if someone was in the room?! With a
scowling face he went into the room to turn off the light. From scowling,
however, his face suddenly turned into joy. Immense joy. With her legs angled
and her head tilted to her right side, her reading glasses almost off her nose,
his wife sat on their marital bed and snored quietly over a book. She looked
thoroughly adorable. Desirable. Kissable.
sneaked to the bed. Carefully he kneeled down on it and tried to take the book
out of Camilla’s hands. He succeeded. Camilla murmured something, but didn’t
wake up. Charles moved again, trying to free his wife from her glasses. With
gentle hands he touched her face, but this time he failed- Camilla startled up.
Confused she looked around until she realized her husband’s face right in front
of her. And started to smile.
precious,” Charles said softly, taking her glasses off and placing them on the
bedside locker. “What a lovely surprise.”
rubbed her eyes, “hello darling,” trying to kiss him she leaned forward. With
Charles moving towards her it worked, their lips met for a short, but very
sweet kiss. “How was your journey?” Camilla asked then, wrapping her arms
around his neck.
working on a few things,” Charles shrugged.
chuckled. Of course Charles had been working on something, he always
did. “What else?” She gave him a flashing smile. And it flashed through and
through Charles’ body. God, he had missed her so much, it struck him right now
just how much.
laughed with her. “What have you been reading, dearest?” he asked, nodding in
direction of her book.
spectacular,” she shrugged, “a love story.”
fingers rushed through Camilla’s hair, “not good?” He ran his fingers over her
arms, leaving a burning tickle.
half as good as reality,” Camilla cuddled more against her husband, she could
fall asleep in his arms right now.
with the children?” Charles asked and kissed his wife’s hair. “I thought you’d
stay with them till Sunday…”
are ill, the poor things.”
little princess is fine,” Camilla laughed. Out of all their grandchildren, whom
Charles loved and adored deeply, he had the strongest bond with Eliza. She took
a lot after Camilla when it came to character and a lot after Laura when it
came to looks. She was a bubbly sunshine through and through.
poor Gus and Louis. But at least you’re with me now. I’ve missed you so much,
missed you too, a lot.” Turning her head she kissed Charles.
kissed her back, alluring, but pulled away to catch for breath after some time.
“I’ve got something for you…,” he stated suddenly.
of those kisses?” Camilla attempted to kiss him again, but Charles already
crawled from the bed. “Two things actually,” he smiled. “But I can only show
you the other thing at Highgrove. By the way, what do you think, do you want to
go there tomorrow afternoon till Monday morning? Well, think about it…” With
that he left the room, leaving Camilla on the bed, a bit baffled.
minutes later Charles was back again, and Camilla sunken in her book once more.
Placing an affectionate kiss on his wife’s forehead, Charles sat down next to
her. “And, is reality still better?” he asked.
Camilla nodded, “reality with you is always better.” She kissed his cheek.
that from my bookworm,” Charles chuckled, “a real compliment!”
favourite bookworm almost fell asleep while you were gone.” Camilla tilted her
head and suppressed a yawn. She’d been riding in the morning and had spent the
afternoon pottering around Raymill. Then, when Laura had called her, she’d
driven back to Clarence House and had answered some touching letters some
self-declared ‘fans’ had written to her. It still felt unreal to receive ‘fan
mail’ from people of all age and from all over the world. It was clear to her
that each of those people deserved to get a personal answer from her,
everything else just seemed wrong.
want to see what your hubby has for you, darling?” Charles asked teasing.
With a kiss
on her lips he pulled a small but colourful box out of his trouser pockets. “For
my very darling wife,” Charles stated. “I hope you’ll like it.”
delicate fingers slipped down the box and slowly she opened it. Her eyes grew
wide when she spotted the beautiful charm, a simple daisy, certainly worth a
few hundred pounds, if not more. Enchanted her fingers slipped over the jewel. “Charles,”
she whispered breathless.
“I saw it
and I needed to have it for you. The jeweller didn’t even seem to know who I
was,” he added chuckling.
giggled. “Lucky you.” With a grin she kissed his lips tightly, but then she
remembered something. “Thank you, darling, thank you so much. It’s so
joy was Charles’ greatest joy as well. “I’m glad you like it,” he smiled and
took her in his arms, pressing her strongly against him.
should definitely be enough presents for this year,” she said, recalling the many
expensive presents she’d already gotten from Charles this year. She knew it was
hopeless though. Charles would shower her with presents throughout the year- as
usual. Making Camilla presents was one of his favourite things to do.
tried to protest, but Camilla shushed him, and 10 minutes later he lay in bed
beside her, wearing his blue satin pyjama. Holding her hand tightly he fell
asleep sooner than expected with a blissful smile upon his face.
hand Charles and Camilla strolled through their Highgrove garden, stopping
every now and then to admire the blooming flowers.
second present for you,” Charles stated and pointed at a beautiful flower in
never seen such a flower before. It had an interesting shape of petals and she
loved the bright colour. “Oh, it’s beautiful, darling.” Camilla smiled wide and
to bring everlasting love and happiness to those who have given and received it
with true love in their hearts.” Charles put his arms around Camilla’s waist
and pressed her against him.
turned her head and then wrapped her arms around her husband’s neck. “I love
you, Charles, I love you, most precious darling.” And before he could respond
she gave him a mind- swirling kiss to prove the words she had just spoken…