Unbeta’d, subject to change, different from the one I sent with review replies, and all my usual disclaimers. Meanwhile, anyone up for some strip billiards? When a prince gets naked, everyone wins!

“You have to understand, the monarchy is its own entity. I may be part of it, but it doesn’t belong to me. Hell, my own life doesn’t belong to me. As much as I wish otherwise, there’s always going to be something I can’t share with you.”

“In other words, feel free to ask, but I shouldn’t expect you to answer if I get too personal.” I stare down at my duvet and sigh. “Nice.”

“Actually, it’s the personal questions—you know, the ones that pertain solely to me—that I want to answer. I’ll clarify anything you’ve read in the tabloids about me on one condition.”

“Please,” I say, rolling my eyes. “If I was going to sell you out to the press, I would’ve done it by now.”

“I know; that’s not what I’m asking.”

I look up at his face. He seems genuine.

“Then what?” I ask.

“I’d like you to do the same.”

“Fine, but I can’t imagine what you’ve read in the tabloids about me you could possibly want me to clarify.”

“In that case, I’ll go first. Did you buy rubbers thinking we’d use them tonight?”

I fake a coughing spell.

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  1. on 27 Aug 2012 at 3:52 pmMelymori

    You not only write great stories but you algo are an awsome teaser, I can’t wait to read the full chapter… I got so excited when I read about the duvet and I almost died with his question!


    Valentina reply:

    You noticed where they are. :)


  2. on 28 Aug 2012 at 1:38 pmSantamia

    Duvet?!?! Oh boy, already? :O and his question…kill me know lol.
    This is great I can’t wait to see how this continues to unfold. thank you!