"Here's my Math homework, queen," snorted Jace, seating me at a dining room table (man, his house was a wreck!). "Get it done," he warned. "If you need a snack, there are some granola bars in the pantry, and apples and milk in the fridge. But until dinner, that's ALL you can have."
I nodded, though brimming with questions. "Can I go back to my house?"
"No," said Jace sternly, turning to leave the room. "You're mine."
The homework was surprisingly easy, being a review on simplifying fractions, and I was finished in no time.
Bored, I grabbed a Granny Smith apple from the fridge and wolfed it down.
And a granola bar and a nice, cool glass of milk, also.
Bored, I decided to watch some television. So I flopped down on the couch and began watching my favorite reality TV show.
I was barely fifteen minutes into the program when Jace interrupted me with a beckoning call,
"Zoey, dearest queen! You are needed in my room!"
Sighing, I turned off the television, rose, and raced to Jace's room. I was there in a heartbeat.
"Bring me some leftover pizza from the freezer- heat it up in the microwave for 45 seconds EXACTLY, and then serve it to me on a marble dish and precisely two- no, three napkins. Hurry up!"
I nodded and scurried to work.
"Good," sighed Jace contently when I was through, nibbling on the pointy edge of the pizza slice. "Feeling comfortable?"
"Not really," I murmured.
Face red in startling fury, Jace stood and slapped me hard across the face.
In tears, I sank to my knees and screamed, "How dare you?!"
"You will respect my authority from here on out, queen!" Jace growled. "Questions?!"
"Yes," I sighed in frustration. "Why... why do you keep calling me 'queen' when YOU are OBVIOUSLY ruler here?!" I folded my arms in dismay.
"Because I'm the king. You are my queen." He smirked. "Treat me like an angel, and I'll show you what heaven's really like.
I rolled my eyes, instantly realizing he had stolen that straight from the Internet. "Sure."
Jace raised his hand to slap me again; as he did so, I jumped back. "NO sarcasm, Queen Zoey."