The queen sits in her parlor looking out the window. She imagines her duke riding up the road. She smiles at the thought of him standing behind him. She hasn´t had her thoughts on the land since the Duke left to calm down the thieves and rogues to the south. Her thoughts have been on him. But she knew sending him was the best, the only man in the kingdom to handle this job.
Her thoughts are blocked out by a knocking behind her.
"You may enter"
A lone squirrel enter the room and bows to the queen. He knees and holds at a rolled up scroll.
"Queen Felicia, I got a message from Duke Eon from the front.."
She slinks over to the courier. She quivers as she grabs the note. Fearing the worse she motions him to scurry away. The courier moves hastily away from the queen and the room was filled with a deafening silence as she build up the courage to read the note.
Her hands shakily break open the seal and she closes her eyes. The Duke´s scent escaped off the paper into her nostrils. Her heart lifted up and she hastily read the note.
My Queen and love,
Every day, my love my thoughts are upon you. Your gentle smile. Your luscious lips. "
She stops reading and sigh.
"You beautiful eyes.
The fight goes well! The thieves and rogues are being stopped and in a few months I will be able to return to my lady in waiting..
Until then you hold my heart in your bossum and I will be thinking of you every day. I will be faithful until the day you hold me, my love.
Your heart is mine forever.
Your loyal love,
She sighs and put down the letter on her desk. Her thoughts dwell on the letter and his words. In a few months he will be back. And then she looks up at his picture, the one that was painted a mere day before he was gone. Then he will be mine.
Her eyes drift to study the painting, to look upon the Duke´s noble face. The queen smiles and brush her hand on the following the master´s brush stroke. Feeling the essence the artist caught in her brush painting her dear duke.
She stares at the picture and feels his mighty presence touch her essence making her feel that he is there. Her smile grows as she thinking about how he held her tight, how he cuddle with her. How he always kept her happy. And how he will come back from me.
She smiles and stares at the picture for a timeless amount of time. Breathing in his image letting flow inside her soul. The more she looked the more it felt like he was standing behind her. Holding her. Caressing her.
She grips her hand around her bossum and pretend to be holding her love tenderly whispering sweet words for her love in the air. As she spoke, as she cuddled, a ring of cold gold grips around one her fingers. For a few moments she didn´t notice the change. The change upon her hand but when the cold feeling breaks her reality she looks with shock at the ring of gold and precious gems. She holds it up and feels it trying to figure out if it´s real.
Her flowing dress spins with her as she meets her noble Duke Eon who kneels before her. His gentle face looks up to meet her beautiful rich eyes.
"Will you marry me"
She rushes forward and grabs him. She strategically lay an attack of kisses up his muzzle and she leans back.. "Only if you promise never to leave my side ever again"
"I will." With that the duke steals a kiss away from the queen and then they both embrace each other. An embrace that started their gentle rule that lasted as long as they loved. Forever.