februari would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

troubles in Versailles

By februari

Other

Chapter 1

It was a warm day at Versailles. The heat was troubling everyone and it wasn't quite a surprise things got explosive.

And so they did.

"Philippe will understand. I'll make him do so."

The chevalier de Lorraine was talking in his usual cheerful manner to Madame.

Henrietta didn't answer for on that moment the door opened and Philippe came in. One moment the three of them just stared at each other.

The chevalier was the first to speak, saying "Hey, you're awake."

Philippe looked at him with an expression of clear tiredness. In contradiction with his usual concern about his looks, he now looked a complete mess. Which had not been anything special after just waking up had it not been for the fact that it already was past 2 p.m.

"Husband." Henrietta began "You look tired."

"I AM tired. Just what time is it?"

"Let's just say you missed lunch two hours ago." the chevalier answered, grinning.

"What?!"

Philippe turned to face his lover who was smiling. He sighed deeply.

"You really should find something to do, you know that?" he almost snapped at him. "Your jokes make me even more tired."

"This wasn't a joke." Henrietta said softly. Philippe turned to face her. In his expression was something that looked much like pleading.

"You have been sleeping for almost 20 hours." Henrietta went on, ignoring the chevaliers warning look.

Philippe stared at her, than nodded. "I have been up to late at night often lately."

"I heard noises tonight. I supposed it was him." She made a gesture with her head towards the chevalier "But it was you, then."

"Don't look at me. I was all on my own in my own room." the chevalier stated, his hands in the air in a gesture of surrender.

"I know it wasn't you. That's why I am looking at you."

There was a knock at the door and the voice of Bontemps sounded: "Monsieur?"

Philippe sighed again. "Oh, what is it now?"

He motioned for one of the others to answer the call. Henrietta remained in place so the chevalier walked to the door while asking: "What is it, Bontemps?"

"The King awaits you presence." as always the man didn't bother any formaliteis while he spoke. Philippe shook his head. He remembered his brother had asked for him the previous evening. He groaned and put his face in his hands in surrender before standing up.

The chevalier spoke up before he reached the door: "My humble excuses, but Monsieur is ill. He can't attend the audience now."

Henrietta en Philippe looked at each other in awe and then at Bontemps who looked doubtful.

"What?" the chevalier said, putting his hands in his side. "Do you think Monsieur cannot be ill?"

Bontemps hurried to speak an apology. "My excuse, Sir, but the King is a bit agitated. He will not take no for an answer."

"He will have too." Philippe had risen from the bed and stood behind the chevalier now. "Unless there is something else of the King's service, I'd liked to go back to rest."

"As you wish."

Bontemps left, soon followed by Henrietta.

Once they were alone, the chevalier turned back to Philippe. The Prince didn't look tired at all suddenly. He smiled broadly.

"You still tired?" he asked playfully, taking Philippe in his arms.

"You have no idea."

The chevalier pushed him on the bed on his back, his lips not leaving the other's for a second.

"Then let me do the work." the chevalier whispered.

"Glad too." Philippe answered quitely, his eyes closed, his voice already hoarse with the exitement, preparing for the explosive climax he knew was going to come.










Continue Reading Next Chapter
Chapters
1. Chapter 1
Further Recommendations

fellipxx: I loved this novel, it was very sweet and big on the emotions I really enjoyed it and could not stop reading not even for a second, I even cried a little bit at a few touching moments too. And overall I found this book sweet, realistic and cheesy (I like the cheesy stuff).

Abigail Bezuidenhout: Love it😋😍

LucyDragneel028: It's good! Even for my first book on Inkitt I didn't expect anything to come out so good! Some I looked at are short stories, but this story keeps me turning the pages! I love it!

Ann Michelle: This book was so exciting and had me from the start and I couldn’t put it down until it was finished. Please write more. I absolutely love your work and your way of thinking

PerrinSM: I am really enjoying this book! The plot is unlike any other book I’ve read, and I’m hooked. The characters are great! Real people, real emotions. The relationships between the characters are rich and entertaining. However, I think there could be a little more there everyday life, like events tha...

Hayls: One of the best pieces of writing I've ever read!

More Recommendations

badreputation: This was an amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing story! Why are you not a professional author?!!!!!! You are so good!!!!!

greatbooks: I admire your creativity. You have written a great piece. I want to promote your Inkitt book for free to my list of newsletter subscribers. If that is alright by you then please email me at exzordsdevs AT gmail.com to book your spot, thanks.

Jessica: This story does take you on a journey through someone's life and what happens is something that does take you a little by surprise. It is a great narrative and it is one worth reading.

booksfan67: Kudos for writing such a masterpiece. I would like to feature your Inkitt book for free to my list of newsletter subscribers. If that is alright by you then please email me at cbdoungd876 AT gmail.com to book your spot, thanks.

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.