The Country of Deserts

[romance, fantasy, Cell Phone Novel] Junah used to be a mighty country; however, it is known as the Country of Deserts now. Although it isn't quite true, the process of desertification broke its lapsed might, making people suffer from drouth. The king of Junah has the only way to save his people... that is to marry one of the princesses of Flowerland, who are known to have the power of one of the elements.
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53. Question III

“I think we should start returning,”

the princess suggested.


Mansur began rowing again.

“You mean you'd marry anyone?”

he asked stiffly.


/Seems like men don't like

to be just ‘anyone’./


“Not anyone. Only one”

“who can help my brother.”


/And mentioning qualities like

this one makes things even worse./


He frowned. “Hm!”


As the boat moored, the king got

on a wooden platform.

He offered his hand to Oenothera.


Taking the hand and climbing on

the platform, she said quietly

so that only Mansur could hear:

“Though, what I meant was”

         “marrying someone

                   “I didn't like.”


He only silently looked at her back,

as she went along the platform

to the lakeshore.

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