The Lost One Book 1: When Destiny Calls

A thousand years ago she was cursed and disappeared from memory and time. She returns to the Kingdom with darkness in her heart. Feared by the Light, sought by the Darkness. A forgotten past from long ago comes back to haunt her. Can she change her fate or is she doomed to the Darkness forever? Magic always comes with a price. Will she be willing to pay it?

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10. Never Know Unless You Try

Chapter 10: Never Know Unless You Try

 

I stared straight ahead as Mickey introduced me as the new princess, acutely aware that John was just a few feet behind me, his gaze burning into my back. I just felt so guilty. I wouldn’t be surprised if he never wanted to see me again after this.

 

Soon after everyone was dismissed to the ballroom. There was going to be a ball in my honor, a sort of welcome ball. Honestly, all I wanted to do was leave and curl up in my bed. Lottie grabbed my arm though, and dragged me off to the ballroom. Music was already beginning to play and the ballroom was already decked out in the Kingdom colors of blue and white.

 

I looked for John but I couldn’t see him anywhere. Maybe he really was mad at me. That thought seriously depressed me.

 

But I just had to smile when little Michael Darling toddled over and held up a pink rose for me. “Here Dessie. For you.”

 

I knelt down and took it from him with a smile, kissing his cheek before picking him up and dancing with him. He laughed happily as we twirled around to the music. After it was done, he dragged me over to where the rest of the children were gathered.

 

They didn’t look at me with fear, instead they were very curious and eager to learn about me. I didn’t mind a minute of it and answered all their questions and even showed off some of the smaller spells I could do for their entertainment. They were just so sweet and innocent and it warmed my heart to see them so happy. They made me forget my rather unhappy state.

 

Course I couldn’t hide with the whole time and they were very upset when I was pulled away to dance. I lost track of how many people I danced with but it wasn’t until Kuzco swooped in did things get awkward. For one thing, he was an outrageous flirt and didn’t seem to understand the concept of personal space. I knew he wasn’t as self centered as he had once been but it still lingered. He seemed to have gotten it in his head that I would be perfect as the perfect empress for him. 18 or not he still had a lot of growing up to do.

 

Thankfully Tony bailed me out of it and whisked me off to dance with him after he had somehow gotten some more modern songs to play. He grinned at me when I smiled in relief. “Just call me your knight in shining armor. Iron Man armor that is.”

 

I rolled my eyes at his incredibly bad joke, but still smiled, grateful for his timely rescue. We just may make a prince out of you yet.

 

He smirked as he twirled me around. “Haven’t you heard sister dearest? I’m already a prince! Now I’ll distract llama boy and you go look for that guy you’re obviously pining over. And if he hurts you…”

 

There will be no need for you to go into big brother mode and whip him. I’ll be fine. And keep good on your promise about Kuzco.

 

Tony let me go to make sure Kuzco was nice and distracted. I looked everywhere for John but I just couldn’t find him. It wasn’t until I went past a rather secluded area did I hear something interesting. I hid myself and peered into the semi darkness. There I saw Naveen and John. I kept quiet and listened.

 

John’s POV

 

I watched as Moira was introduced to the kingdom, my eyes never leaving her back. She looked lovely if somewhat strange in something other than the maid’s gown I was used to seeing her in. Not once did she look at me. Did she want nothing to do with me now?

 

I followed her into the ballroom and hid someplace where I could remain hidden but easily watch. I felt foolish over the behavior I had displayed towards her. She must have thought I was a fool. But my feelings for her did not change, though I knew it was very unlikely I’d ever call her mine. She danced with grace, with anyone who asked and she looked just so at home. I had to smile when little Michael Darling held up a rose to her and she smiled at him, kissing his cheek before lifting him up and dancing with him. I envied how easily others could approach her.

 

Kuzco came over to her next and as they danced past my hiding spot, I couldn’t help but overhear that he thought she’d make the perfect empress for him. She looked uneasy and uncomfortable. Stark came by and rescued her and I felt my heart sink even lower. She was most likely going to fall for his charms and then I’d really lose her. What chance did I have?

 

My inner turmoil was disturbed by the appearance of Prince Naveen.

 

“She is beautiful no? You are a lucky man Rolfe. You finally got yourself a princess and another chance at the title of prince. I am very happy for you my friend.” He said a teasing smile on his face.

 

I winced at his words. Even after this time it hurts that they still bothered me about this. Quite a few of the princes took great delight in making fun of the fact that not only had I lost Pocahontas but I was hated in the Realm of Reality. Now that they knew that Moira was a princess they’d tease me about that as well. I never wanted the title of prince and I would never use Moira in such away despite what they might think.

 

Naveen frowned and placed a hand on my shoulder. “I was only kidding. I am sorry my friend. I did not mean to upset you so.”

 

I nodded in thanks, but I couldn’t shake the fact that it was possible that everyone was thinking that I was using Moira to gain a title denied to me.

 

“John. I speak as your friend. She is a wonderful girl who cares about you very, very much. You will never know what could be unless you try. She is also a very smart girl and will know you are not pursuing her for a title.”

 

I looked at him, seeing the truth in his words. The times I had spent with her were truly the happiest I had ever had. She made me feel like never before and I had never felt that way with Pocahontas.

 

“A love like that only happens once in your life. Do not let it pass you by. Now I’d find her before a certain emperor steals her away.”

 

I nodded, catching his hint and set off to find my Moira. I didn’t have to look far for her. She was hiding behind a pillar, peering around no doubt keeping an eye out for Kuzco. I took a deep breath and shuffled up behind her nervously.

 

“Moira?”

 

She turned to look at me.

 

My eyes widened at my blunder and I quickly bowed. “My apologies, I mean Princess Desmoira.”

 

She touched my shoulder softly and I looked up at her confused. She threw her arms around me and buries her face in my chest. I was shocked and surprised at first, but I smiled and wrapped my arms around her, feeling whole once more. She nuzzled close and my heart seemed to pick up in pace.

 

The ball was starting to draw to a close and I knew I only had this chance. “Would you do me the honor of a dance?”

 

She pulled away and smiled happily in consent.

 

I smiled as well and guided her to the dance floor. Music began to play and Moira smiled ducking her head. Curious. “What is it?”

 

I am quite familiar with this song. It’s one of my favorites and I think I know who is behind it. And I shan’t tell you who because that would be telling.

 

I chuckled at her logic and placed a hand on her waist, the other grasping her hand in mine as I began to lead her in the dance.

 

There's such a sad love

Deep in your eyes, a kind of pale jewel

Open and closed within your eyes

I'll place the sky within your eyes

 

There's such a fooled heart

Beating so fast in search of new dreams

A love that will last within your heart

I'll place the moon within your heart

 

 

 

CHORUS

As the pain sweeps through

Makes no sense for you

Every thrill has gone

Wasn't too much fun at all

But I'll be there for you-oo-oo

As the world falls down

 

Falling

(As the world) Falling down

Falling in love

 

I'll paint you mornings of gold

I'll spin you Valentine evenings

Though we're strangers till now

We're choosing the path between the stars

I'll leave my love between the stars

 

She moved closer in my arms, her head resting on my shoulder. I rested mine on top of hers, not caring that everyone could see us. I just knew that I had her back again.

 

CHORUS

 

Falling

(As the world) Falling down

Falling

As the world falls down

Falling

Falling

Falling

Falling in love

As the world falls down

(Down) Falling

Falling

Falling

Falling in love

As the world falls down

 

Falling

Falling

Falling

 

Makes no sense at all

Makes no sense to fall

Falling

As the world falls down

Falling

Falling

Falling in love

As the world falls down

(Down) Falling

Falling

Falling in love

Falling in love (love)

Falling in love

Falling in love

Falling in love

 

I didn’t resist as she pulled me away and out to the balcony, obviously sneaking us out. She climbed up onto one of the low walls and began walking on the railing arms held out to the sides to balance herself. I followed under her to be there to catch her if she fell.

 

She grasped onto one of the lampposts and spun around it before landing back on the wall again. I’m not going to fall you know.

 

“I know, but I want to be there in case you do.” I replied

 

She smiled before sitting down on the railing and sliding down it and landing gracefully on her feet once she reached the end. She smiled back at me before she disappeared behind some hedges and peered around them before disappearing again.

 

I smirked as I started to follow. So she wanted to play did she? Well play I would.

 

I snuck around and got behind her the next time she peered around. I crept up behind her and covered her eyes with my hands. She reached up and touched my hands with her fingertips while I turned her around with a smile. She smiled back, blushing becomingly under my gaze. I leaned in slightly, but she danced away from me and out of sight again. I smiled and followed after. I found her sitting at a secluded fountain, her fingers in the water as a small group of ducklings swam around her fingers. I sat behind her and rested my chin on her shoulder.

 

One of the ducklings climbed out and into her lap, fluffing up in happiness as she started to rub its head. Its eyes closed and it looked ready to do nothing more than nap where it was. The mother came by and honked for her children and Moira helped them out of the fountain and onto the ground. The one that was in her lap hesitated before coming back and snuggled against her ankle for a few moments, then scurried off after its mother and siblings.

 

I chuckled. “You have such a way with animals.”

 

Must be a princess thing. Try reading a book outside and suddenly you’re just surrounded by animals.

 

I chuckled again before we lapsed into silence.

 

John?

 

“Yes?”

 

Are you angry with me?

 

"No! Why on earth would you think that?”

 

I basically lied to you. I let you think I was a maid. I wanted to tell you I really did. You did almost find out that night. I actually wanted you to.

 

“But your feline friend put a stop to that.”

 

Blame Gwen for that.

 

“That was….?”

 

Yes.

 

“Oh.”

 

John?

 

“Yes?”

 

I don’t want what we had to change. I want to be Moira to you. I’m your Moira and that will never change. The time I spent with you were the happiest times in my life.

 

My heart leapt with joy as I wrapped my arms around her waist. “As they were for me.”

 

She nestled back into me and leaned her head back on my shoulder. I care about you very much John. I really do. I’ll always be with you

 

“And I you.”

 

No more words were spoken that night as we gazed up at the stars. I just knew that things were going to work out for us in the end. I was thankful for whatever force brought Moira into my life and that she still wanted to be with me.

 

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