“Your majesty” you said in a low voice, head bowed as you sometimes sneaked glances at the back of your King.
He was back from the war and you had to say that you were - the least - relieved he was back in one piece.
You had come close to him before he left as you were ordered to be his private maid and you would be lying if you said that you did not love that job. Getting to be so close to him, while at the same time taking care of him was the best thing. Over time you were actually happy to say that you had gotten to know him better as he opened up more to you. You could not deny at least to yourself that you had feelings for the man but it something that could simply just not happen. He was a king and you were just one of the maids. Nobody important.
You couldn’t help the slight flutter of your heart, though, when you thought of how close you’d come to be and how much more you’d gotten to know of the man that you called king. He was simple and really kind at heart. He was sweet to you and you couldn’t stop the smile from your lips whenever he showed you that he cared about you.
“What have I told you?” his smooth voice broke you from your trail of thoughts.
He put two delicate fingers under your chin and lifted your head up so that you were looking at him. Your eyes locked with his beautiful blue orb and you instantly felt your breath catch on your throat.
“Henry” he said softly “It is Henry for you, my beautiful and delicate flower” he all-but-whispered, as he rubbed his thumb over your flushed cheek.
I'm a fan of yours seriously haha! Can you please recommend me a good book to read ? I see that you quote alot of good stuff :D
Aww, thank you so much! :D
Since this is about books, I shall endeavour to make this an extra pretty post!
(Ante scriptum.: Some of my personal recommendations are in this post (x), the rest will be below. Oh, and by the bye, the quotes on my blog are a wild mixture of books I’ve actually read, quotes that simply caught my eye and some of my own poems, texts, etc
I don’t really know what genre you’re into, so I tried to make it as widely interesting as possible. If I had to recommend just one book, though, I’d say go for “Red Rising”, unless violence doesn’t work out for you)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:The Sign of the Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Short Stories: The Five Orange Pips, The Blue Carbuncle, The Yellow Face, The Musgrave Ritual, The Crooked Man, The Greek Interpreter, The Final Problem, The Dancing Men (no comment needed)
(Bonus: Randall Munroe : What if? (scientific answers to all the random questions you ever had))
Markus Zusak:The Book Thief (told from the perspective of Death, it describes the life of an unusual girl growing up in Nazi Germany)
Kurt Vonnegut:Slaughterhouse-Five (the main character slips in and out of time as he’s trying to come to terms with his war experiences. Absurd, symbolic and ingenious. So it goes.)
Daniel Kehlmann:Measuring the World (a beautiful, fictional retelling of the lives of two geniuses: Alexander von Humboldt, who explores the world to understand it and Carl Friedrich Gauss, who scarcely leaves his room and thinks in numbers)
Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice (It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in posession of a tumblr blog already knows this book)
Joseph Conrad: The Heart of Darkness (stylistically beautiful, with a crushing atmosphere, the main character travels into the heart of the jungle and observes the cruelties of slavery in African colonies, while trying to fulfill his own quest)
Hermann Hesse:Narcissus and Goldmund, Steppenwolf (1) follows the lives of two very different men (one led by thinking, the other by feeling), who grow up together, walk different paths and never forget one another, 2) is the quintessential story of the tortured soul within an artist, which is half wolf, half man and torn between its desires. Discusses suicide)
Franz Kafka:The Metamorphosis (one day, Gregor wakes up and is literally vermin. If that doesn’t hook you, I don’t know what will)
Voltaire: Candide (how does one live a good life? Very cynical satire)
Albert Einstein/Sigmund Freud: Why War? (letters between Einstein and Freud in which they discuss why man has or doesn’t have to wage war)
Alan Bennett:The Uncommon Reader (the Queen, yes, THE Queen, discovers the joys of reading. Delightful and teaches a lot about literature)
Margaret Atwood:A Handmaid’s Tale (the protagonist lives in a world where most women have been reduced to breeding machines. Discover why and how she deals with it)
James Joye:A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses (1) semi-autobiographical, a young man with a curious mind grows up and gets to know himself, 2) I don’t even know, but I’m in the middle and enjoying it so far. Prepare for weirdness)
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Grey (what if you didn’t age, but a painting of you did? Welcome to Dorian’s crib! Lavish and beautiful)
Terry Pratchett:The Carpet People (read this forever ago, still in love with the concept)
Michael Ende: Momo, The Neverending Story (quintessential “children’s books” (I’m not very fond of that term), filled with imagination, empathy and philosophy)
William Golding:Lord of the Flies (unleash a horde of young boys on an island and leave them hungry and scared. Welcome to the original Hunger Games. Disturbing, meant to show corruption of society)
Shakespeare:Hamlet, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V (don’t let the anyone fool you: Shakespeare’s history plays are great fun and filled with eccentric characters who majestically talk about their own self-importance. Pro-Tip: Compare with The Hollow Crown, a TV series filled with everyone on British TV. Yes, that means Tom Hiddlestone)
I just went on a huge unfollow spree to clean my dash up. I want to start posting more on my main blog, but my dash was like 3000% one direction. Like or reblog this if you post:
-marina and the diamonds
-indie music and flower crowns n things
-the hunger games or literally anything involving Jennifer Lawrence because she is perfection
-youtubers of all sorts
-Percy Jackson/heroes of Olympus
-good books in general
-music you like
When I follow you, it’s going to show up as louis-tomlincunt because my main blog is nested under my 1D blog (I’m stupid okay) you 112% DO NOT need to follow me or anything (though it would make me VERY VERY HAPPY if you did), this is just a way for me to follow more blogs