Care to Explain?
The Prince took Rara’s hands before he bowed and kissed the back of her hand.
Rara blushed when he chuckled at her frightened face.
“May I dance with you, my Queen?”
Rara nodded and tried to smile as best as she can.
Her belly turns upside down at change of situation.
She shut her mouth and bite her lip as hard as she can to stop the anxiety crawling down her spine. However, her palm was turning cold, and she could feel the cold sweat sliding down her back.
The music played, and the hall was full of people dancing here and there.
They swayed following the music rhymes.
Rara lowered her head.
She doesn’t have the urge to look up. So, she just stared at the Prince’s chest for the whole time.
“Look up.” Prince Ariel ordered.
He had noticed that the girl was trying to avoid his gaze all the time.
It was his first time to be treated like this by some unknown girl.
Usually, girls like her would flock around him if they were given a chance.
Rara hesitated for a moment before she decided to obey him.
She raised her head and saw the Prince smiling at her.
It had been a long time since Rara saw a handsome fella after she died.
Looking at the pretty boy in front of her, she nearly melted at his adorable smile.
“So, may I have the honour to know who this young lady is?” he asked.
“Chihara,” she answered.
<Wait! Why did you give my name to him?>
‘You dumbo! That’s my name too!’
“That’s a beautiful name. Just like you.” Rara blushed more at his words.
Staring at his dark ocean eyes, something flashed through her mind.
She snapped out of her mind, and her heart suddenly felt like it was burning inside.
Sweat formed on her forehead and slid down her face.
A sudden feeling of anger suddenly engulfed her heart.
She immediately turned her head to the side when her face grew hot.
Her eyes turned dark for a second as if petrified. However, she could still feel her body swaying at the music.
‘Why do I feel angry at him? What is this?! What’s happening?!’
A few minutes after, she recovered.
At the same time, she saw the peoples who are now on top of her blacklist.
Arabella looked at her in shock all over her face as she watched me dance with the Prince.
Alive and kicking.
A few seconds after, she looked at me with hatred burning in her eyes.
The music began to slow down to a stop.
Not before Rara tripped.
Someone put their high heels beside her foot.
Rara was glad that the Prince caught her on the waist before the music fully stopped. Prince Ariel pulled her back to her feet before putting his hand on her waist, and the Prince brought her upstairs on the second level.
They stood at the rails beside the stairs and looked down the crowd.
“You’re welcome,” he grinned, “Hey! You don’t have to hold it!”
Rara frowned, “Hold? Hold what?”
“Er...the scream?” He stroked his chin as he turned his head to look at her.
“For what?” Rara asked in confusion.
His smile dropped, “You met and dance with the PRINCE for anyone sake, you know?”
He pouted, “Every girl would scream if she had this chance, you know.”
“Well, I’m sorry ’bout that. But, I’m different from them.”
He lifted up one eyebrow, “Okay, then.”
“Umm...Can I ask you about something?”
“Yes, of course,” he said before he grabbed her arm and dragged her to walk in another direction heading outside the hall.
“Where are we going?”
He chuckles, “To my house,” he said and winked at her.
“You should stop that habit of yours,” he stated.
“Excuse me?” Rara frowned.
“Your habit of blushing.” he chuckles once more.
“Oh,” Rara scratched her ears shyly, not knowing what to say anymore.
“You’re lucky that I have a great self-control,” he said.
“Why?” she asked, confused.
“You don’t know how much I wanted to kiss your cheek right now.”
Rara’s face grew redder.
He laughs at her expression. “I have a feeling that we’re going to be great partners.”
She hit his arm playfully and chuckle lightly, “Umm...actually, I don’t know what’s going on right now. Care to explain?”
He smiled at this, “I will but not now.”
He stopped once they arrive in front of a large door. He opened the doors and waited for Rara to go inside first.
“This is Mrs Melda. She is the head servant here.” Prince Ariel introduced the middle-age lady who greeted them at the door, “I will be back. You can take a shower if you want,”
He closed the door before he left, and Rara began to admire his huge house.
She followed Mrs Melda upstairs into the guest room and walked inside.
There are two closets room inside the room. One is a black closet, and the other is white. Rara walked to the white closet and opened it. Inside, there are a few dresses.
‘Wow, I wonder how many girls was it that he had brought over.’
She opened the other closets and saw many kinds of accessories inside.
Looking around, there was a King size bed with a golden nightstand.
A small living room with a round pink fur carpet on the floor. A transparent coffee table with a flower pot and a few small glasses on it at the middle. Around it was a light blue couch.
There was also the bathroom with a huge bathtub and a shower. There were also a cabinet of first aids and a sink with a mirror below it.
And then, there was a makeup table with many kinds of skin products on it.
After that, there was also a small study area. A table and a swivel chair were provided along with computer and writing tools.
Then, there were high shelves with dozens of books on it.
There were flower pots at the balcony and at the empty corner of the room.
The tinted glass window was facing the back forest, and a balcony was facing the pool downstairs.
Rara shrugged her shoulders before searching for a nice dress.
Grabbing a blue dress, Rara put it on the bed before grabbing a towel and headed to the bathroom.
The water flows from her head to her toes. She closed her eyes to feel the cold water washing over her body. It felt so good.
‘It’s been a long time since I’ve felt how it felt like to shower...’
‘By the way, your body is quite nice, but it still needs to gain some weight...’
<Kyaahh! Keep your hands to yourself!> Hara’s face grew hot as she stomped in the empty space on the head.
Rara ignored her and kept washing the body that she just hosted.
A memory suddenly flashed through her mind making her gasp in utter shock.
She grabbed the towel, dry her body and stormed out from the bathroom. Her hand trembled in fear as her heart race abnormally inside her chest.
She wore the dress in a hurry before she curled herself at the corner of the room.
Her body shook in terror as the memory whizzed in her brain.
Little Rara was playing alone at the back of a castle.
It was a garden. The flower there was very beautiful.
She picked the red roses and start walking a bit far from the garden and into the woods.
She danced with the roses in her hand. Smiling widely.
Suddenly, she heard someone screaming in pain not far from where she was standing.
Clutching the red roses in front of her, Rara approached the person silently.
Her forehead was sweating, and her heart was beating fast.
It was a man.
The man was clutching his chest, and blood was all over his body. He was laying on his back on the ground.
Rara gasped and covered her mouth.
The man’s head turned, and his gaze landed on her.
End of flashback
“Chihara! Hey! Are you okay?!”
Someone shakes my shoulders in panic.
Rara fluttered her eyes opened and saw Prince Ariel kneeling in front of her.
“I...I...t-think s-so...” she mumbled, stuttering.
He helped her rose to her feet and sat on the edge of the bed.
“What happened?” he asked with concern lacing his voice.
“Its...nothing. I’m fine...”
He studied her face with a not satisfied look on his face before sighing and nodded.
“If there’s anything wrong, you can tell me about it, okay?”
Rara hesitated before nodding her head.
Then, the silence took over for a while before the Prince stands up.
“I will go to my room to clean myself first. You can wait for me at the library,” he stated.
“You have a library?” Rara’s eyes lit up.
“Yes, it’s in the room next to yours.”