“Oh but she was a tiresome child, I did not mind that at all, but let’s face it dearie, she was huge!”
Sir Mouse cleaned his spectacles and peered at the princess who was fanning herself with a bunch of forget-me-nots.
“And she kept disappearing and leaving only a grin. D’ye know how creepy it is to just have a grin staring at you?” The princess shuddered delicately.
“Erm, I think you are mixing up Alice and the Cheshire Cat.”
She looked apologetically at her long suffering courtier and said, “Sorry Sir Mouse. I am a bit mixed up today. Ever since you told me about a man who leaped out of a bath tub and ran naked in the town yelling something, my nerves are shot.”
“That was Archemedis and he was yelling Eureka. He discovered some formula.”
“Humph, he shouldn’t have lost them in the first place. Careless bloke. He possibly lost his towel too. If you ever take a bath, please check if the water is right. The only reason to leap out of a bath is if the water is hot. Then, in my opinion, you should yell “watersshot watersshot” and not Eureka Eureka.”
Sir Mouse kept his opinion to himself and said “Yes your Majesty”
“Now Sir Mouse, you may go. I am bored with you and the school work. Send me my waiting ladies.”
Sir Mouse gathered his papers and left barely concealing his relief. The wizard had to be given a scold. Those forget-me-nots were not helping. The princess was getting more nonsensical by the minute!
The princess flung the bunch of flowers into the waste paper basket and stomped a petulant foot as she scolded her waiting ladies, “The satin dress is way to tight. I hate scarlet, it makes me look so pale. Go and call all cloth merchants. I need a dress done up in linen and gauze, yes it should be rose colored. I hate these dresses. Go, now!”
The poor women rushed out. She threw the offending dresses after them and slammed the door shut.
A man laughed as he came out from behind the curtains, “Excellently done my love.”
She sighed, smiled naughtily and said, “The things I have to do to just spend some time with you.”
The path of royal love is always devious