Times of Fun
by Kimberly Blaire
awakes to find the sun shining brightly through the window, and the morning
air is full of the songs of the birds. She slowly crawls out of the bed to
stumble to the dressing table. She slowly begins to brush her long curly
is awake by the time her maid appeared with her breakfast. The maid is shocked
at her mistress out of bed this early, Eve usually sleeps late, because of the
different time periods. The maid, whose name is Sarah, silently hands Eve the
message from Adena and waits for further instructions. Eve's face brightens at
the sight of Adena's handwriting. She quickly reads the note to discover that
it is an invitation for this very afternoon. She instructs Sarah to find a
gown appropriate for a formal luncheon. Eve walks gaily into the lavatory and
slowly undresses as the bath is being prepared, with bubbles, of course. She
slides into the bath, letting the bubbles and the water carress her entire
body. As she relaxes, the memories of the last time she went swimming
overcomes her mind.
was a bright and sunny day and Frederick of Keiserslautern asked her to go
swimming, and of course, she assented to go. Eve decided that she was in a
teasing mood, and therefore pulled out her bikini. Eve really didn't want the
gaurd to come, but rules are rules. Frederick led her to a quiet secluded spot
on the border of the kingdom, unaware of the guard travelling at a distance.
Eve sits near the edge of the water and spreads out a blanket for the lunch
later on. Frederick had by then already jumped into pond and was swimming
around in circles, like a shark. Eve stands up after setting up the blanket,
and slips off her shorts and shirt to reveal her bikini. In Frederick's eyes
Eve looked like a goddess. The bikini was, by no means, modest. The color in
the sun appeared to be the color of a rose petal, making Eve's body to/stand
out and shimmer. As she dives into the water he begins to get ideas. As she
surfaces Frederick catches her around the waist. He begin to carress her back
as his head leans forward and he begins to kiss her. At that moment the gaurd
jumps into the water and punches Frederick. Eve is shocked at the gaurd's
actions and goes into hysterics.
jolts back to reality as Sarah touches her shoulder to wake her. Eve climbs
out of the bath and rubs baby power on her boby for freshness, and perfume for
an intriging affect. Sarah chose a dress in the color of hot pink for the
afternoon, stating quietly that the color suited her. Eve slips on the outfit
and is astounded at how beautiful the dress makes her look and feel.
is escorted into the entrance hall by a butler who she had not met. She was
then presented to a handsome man. He begins to talk to her as if they had
already met. Eve is standing there trying to place a name to the face, but is
unable to. She is becoming totally confused, she decides that maybe she is at
the wrong place.
me sir, perhaps I am at the wrong place, for I am looking for Adena."
that moment Adena comes jumping down the stairs. The look that the unknown man
observes on Eve's face is that of total relief. It suddenly dawns on him that
Adena may have forgotten to mention him to her.
me to introduce myself, I am Suralio Iffley, and this is my palace. I hope
that you forgive Adena for not mentioning me, she is notorious for
just glared at Iffley, and then turns to face Eve. Adena walks towards the
dining room, talking to Eve, and ignoring Iffley completely. Adena tells Eve
all about the war and how many of the ships were destroyed. Eve is fascinated
by the stories Adena is telling and begins to ask all sorts of questions.
Iffley remains in the background observing the two of them.
forgets about Iffley's presence and tells Adena about all of the memories of
the men in her life that have been haunting her for the last few days. She
went as far as to describe each of them. Iffley sits there smiling at each of
the stories, observing how innocent Eve is. After finishing the lunch, Eve
states that she is glad that she has a friend whom she can talk to. At that
moment Iffley choses to speak up, causing Eve to blush until she was the hue
of her dress.
you care to go for a swim this afternoon?"
thought that we would ride the danaes today," Adena replies.
Eve asked what a danae is. Iffley explained that they were a cross between
unicorns and pegasis, and each was a different color. Eve was given Tango, an
orange one, Iffley chose Casablanca, a red one, and Adena choses to ride
Prism, a white one. The afternoon was spent traveling the countryside, getting
to know one another better. Eve was relieved that she didn't have to be alone
with Iffley. Adena observed Eve that afternoon and noted how a glint came to
Eve's eyes each time she looked in Iffley's direction. She also saw another
side of Iffley she had never seen before and was unable to deduce as to what
the end of the day, Eve decided to return home, so that she would be there in
case of emergency. She arrived just as the late shift of guards were coming on
fell asleep that night trying to sort out the mixed emotions that she felt
because of the day's happenings. She squeezed her teddy bear tight, thinking
that she had a friend near again.
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