“What kind do you like?” He was curious.
“I like both the chocolate and the vanilla,” she answered him. “It tastes so delicious.”
“Ice cream?” He asked, slightly curious about what she meant.
“Ice cream and cake,” she answered. She giggled cutely.
“I’ll have to have that one day. What kind of cake?” He asked.
“It is, technically, called a marble cake because your mixing chocolate and vanilla cake batters together,” she explained after she swallowed her bite. “Then you use a toothpick to make swirls in it before you put it in the oven.”
“I’ve seen those cakes before,” he said. Now his face thoughtful.
“They’re very delicious,” she said, smiling at him. “I love baking them because you could put little shapes inside the marble cakes.”
“Like that one?” He pointed to one the chef just put on the table.
“Yep,” she answered, giggling. “Love baking them.”
He nodded, tipping his head at the cake.
She giggled, smiling at the chef. “I’d love to try a piece,” she said. Really eager to try his marble cake. It looked really delicious.
He smiled brightly and cut a piece for her. Laying it on the plate next to her.
“Thank you very much,” she said after he put the slice on the plate. Knowing she was almost done the ice cream.
He nodded to her with a smile and moved back to the kitchen.
Once she was finished the ice cream, she started eating the delicious cake.
“Well?” Argos was curious as to what she thought.
“I love it,” she said with an eager smile. “It tastes better than what I can make.”
“Really?” He smiled while eating.
“Totally,” she said, laughing a bit.
“Well I’m sure he could help,” he offered.
“I will probably be making something tomorrow,” she said in a thoughtful way. “Since I haven’t really cooked or baked anything in a couple weeks.”
“Well I’m sure he will let you use his kitchen,” he said.
“I just love you,” she says with a warm smile.
He tapped her leg with his foot and smirked.
She giggled cutely when he did. Then she lightly tapped his foot again.
“You’re very silly,” he laughed.
“And I’ll only be this silly for you,” she informed him. She knew it was true because he’d be the only man that she’ll ever play “footsies” with or any other form of a couples game. “You’re my one and only. The only one I love with the fear of losing you in any battle.”
“Ahh well...” He said, thoughtfully. He lost his train of thought when he looked down a hallway. “Well now.” He blinked.
“Hmm?” She asked, following his gaze. “What’s down there? Or who?”
With her previous encounters, she wouldn’t put it past some people to try and break in again to kill him or ship her back off to her birth world.
“Just a photo of my family I haven’t seen before,” he said. Still looking at the photograph. “Guess my mom has been here since she got back.” He blinked and shrugged.
“Really?” She asked, looking eager to see the picture. And ecstatic that his mother had put it there.
“Yes but I’m not going to look at it,” he said lightly. “If I know her she wants to show me herself so I’ll pretend I didn’t see it, but you can go have a look.”
“Awesome,” she said, quickly getting up to look at the family photo.
He shrugged and went back to eating.
She looked at his family photo in joy and happiness.
He just ate. Not bothering to look again.
It was an old photo of when he was very very little and his parents were still together.
She loved the little Argos. Glad to be able to see him at such a young age.
Once she was done looking, she came back to sit across from him. “You looked soooo adorable,” she cooed.
“No,” he said simply and poked at the plate in front of him.
“What’s wrong with me complimenting you?” She asked him. Frowning a bit in worry. Her eyes were downcast towards her plate.
“Nothing just not used to it,” he said.
She nodded a bit as she continued to eat the cake.
He smiled and poked her. “It’s okay.”
She smiled a little, poking him in return.
“Relax alright?” He smiled.
“I compliment you because I want to,” she told him, lightly smiling at him. “You’re a part of my life. I enjoy being around you a lot.”
“I’m glad.” He nodded.
She lightly poked his foot. A giggle escaped her lips when she did.
“Such a silly woman.” He laughed.
“Only for you,” she flirtatiously said, batting her eyelashes in a cute fashion.
Then she nibbled on her bottom lip as she thought a bit. “Are we able to share a room together?”
“No. Only married couples do. Can be next door though,” he offered.
“Thought so,” she said, nodding a bit. “Just wanted to double check.”
“Nothing wrong with that.” He smiled and got up then looked around a moment.
“That way.” He pointed down a long hall.
“Alright,” she said, finishing her cake. Then got up to follow his finger.
He went down the hallway and, sure enough, a maid was waiting.
She followed at his side, smiling kindly at the maid before them.
“Here is yours, Miss,” she pushed open a decorated door to a huge room that even looked made for a princess.
She blushed a dark red when she saw the princess-y style bedroom. Instead of rejecting it, she walked into the room to look around a bit.
She smiled and waited to see if she approved or not.
“This is a very beautifully decorated bedroom,” she said, nodding her head in approval. She really liked it. Knowing that Argos just wanted the best for her.
“So you’ll keep it yes?” She smiled in happiness.
“I will keep it for the three days that I’ll be here,” she promised the maid, smiling warmly at her.
She followed in curiosity to see what Argos’s room looked like.
The maid shoved open the giant doors and Argos walked inside.
“Just like I remember.” He chuckled at the room. It was decked out in gold with lovely old fashioned furniture.
“This is really cool,” she commented with a smile. “So old fashioned and so gorgeous. A room built for my Argos.”
“It’s just right for me. I love it.” He chuckled and clapped a bit.
“It really is,” she agreed, smiling warmly. It made her really happy to see him happy.
He smiled and nodded at the old fashioned beauty of the room. The maid left in high spirits.
She smiled as she gazed at every inch of the space. Then she walked over to kiss his cheek.
“I’m going to go to my room and change,” she told him. “Then read until I’m sleepy.”
“Alright. Sleep well okay?” He gave her a hug then kissed her head.
She hugged him back, smiling warmly. “Hope you’ll be able to do something to keep your mind occupied,” she said to him. Then she pulled out of the hug to head into her princess style bedroom.
He smiled and nodded shutting the doors behind her.
She changed out of her dress and opened up her suitcase to pull out her pajamas.
He stretched and sat on the bed and pulled out a book to read for a while.
She went into the bathroom to take a bath. To relax herself enough to be able to fall asleep.
He got comfy on the bed and relaxed into his book.
Once she was done, she climbed out and changed into her pajamas. She left the bathroom to lay under the covers. Her eyes slid closed and fell asleep quickly.
By the time it was time to head back, Argos had found a few things inside the bedroom that belonged to his father, like a few more books and some pictures. He had placed the pictures on walls and put the books in the library. He had a lovely time at the house for the past few days with Rose. It was nice and relaxing for the first time in a while.
She enjoyed the time that she spent with Argos. It made her feel like a princess everyday. And she didn’t have any sex with him. It made her feel as if they’ve gotten closer without it and it made her really happy.
Right now, Argos was standing outside looking at the stars as the carriage was already packed and ready and had been for a bit now. “Hmm.” He stood looking up for no reason in particular.
She came downstairs in cute jeans and a t-shirt. With a smile, she lightly touched his shoulder. “Ready?” She softly asked him.
“Yes, dear.” He nodded and motioned to the carriage.
She walked ahead of Argos after placing a gentle kiss on his cheek. A happy smile escaped her lips as she walked.
He smiled a bit then shut the door to the house, helped her in the carriage then got inside himself. They were then on there way back.
She loved accepting his help. It made her feel really happy. Sitting across from him, her gaze was out the window. A smile on her face as they were off.
“Nice to see that house. Has good memories there,” he said about half way into the ride.
“And I was able to make some with you inside that house,” she told him. She flashed him a very loving and caring look.
“True.” He said simply. “That house has seen many things.”
She nodded in agreement. “I’m glad you did that, Argos,” she said. Referring to them spending a few days together. “I felt like we got to know each other on a much deeper level...”
“Mhm.” He nodded and tilted his head back. “But, now it’s back to reality for a while.”
“My reality is with you and Lena and all the little kiddies,” she said, laughing a bit.
“Well if only mine were so simple,” he said.
“But you’re a wonderful king,” she assured him, giggling. “And you’re a wonderful boyfriend.”
“Well thank you.” He smiled at her.
She smiled back at him, glancing at him with a small bat of her eyes. Just adoring him.
He was looking out the window in silence, like he was thinking.
She turned her head back towards the window in comfortable silence.
He sneaked a look at her and just smiled softly while looking at her. He, himself, knew he never smiled this much, but he didn’t mind when it was her who made him smile like this.
She glanced at him when she felt his gaze upon her. Then smiled back at him. Always loving that she could make him smile without much of anything. Just that her cheerful presence was able to make him smile.
He gave her a dazzling smile. Then went back to looking outside just as the castle came into view.
She knew she had swooned when she saw his dazzling smile. It always made her heart glow with warmth every time she saw it.