When I heard Jackson yell my name I was in the library on the balcony. My heart started racing and jumping for joy, I immediately started running to the front doors of the Palace. I got there but he was gone then I looked outside and saw Jackson being escorted out, dad looked at me. “Let him go, Emie...he’s not good for you.”
I looked at my dad angrily. “He’s perfect for me, I love him and I’d rather be with him than be with someone else.”
I went to open the door to run after Jackson but dad held the door shut. “He’s not worth it, Emie.”
“He means more to me than anything else in this world...let me go dad, please!” I begged.
“Tony!” Dad and I both looked at mum. I didn’t even know she was there. “Stop it!”
Dad moved away from the door and I quickly ran outside towards Jackson. “Jackson!” I yelled as I ran in his direction.
He turned around, smiled the smile I missed and loved then ran towards me. When Jackson and I met each other, I jumped into his arms, hugged him and ran my hands through his hair. I missed him so much, the feel of him in my arms and his arms wrapped around me was what I missed more except when he kissed me in a way that made me think of them all day.
“I’ve missed you so much, Emily.” He said as he held me in his muscled arms.
“I’ve missed you, too. I’m sorry.” I said when I pulled away and looked into his gorgeous eyes that made me swoon every time. At that moment he kissed me passionately and I knew he missed me in that kiss, our lips moulded together like there hadn’t been months between our last kiss. Before he pulled away he said “I love you.”
Jackson was the guy I needed to be with, I can’t picture my life without him. I’d rather be with him than be a Princess, I’d sacrifice everything for him.
Once Jackson left, dad took me back into the Palace and took me to my room. “I’m going to talk to your mother about Fiona’s boy later and tell her to tell Jackson to stay away from you.”
After that dad shut my door and left before I could say anything, he was being so unreasonable.
I was in my room for the rest of the day until dinner time at six o’clock. I was pretty much sulking throughout dinner and as soon as I was finished I excused myself from the table then went to the meadow. It was getting dark now so the stars started to appear in the sky, I sat on the ground then lay down so I was looking up...no distractions.
“Emily...is that you?”
I knew that voice anywhere, I sat up and looked around then I turned to look behind me and there stood Jackson. He was wearing his navy denim jeans, a white shirt under a sweater and a black trench coat.
I smiled widely at him. “Hey...what’re you doing here?”
Jackson took off his trench coat then sat down next to me and wrapped his arm around me to pull me closer, as he did so I cuddled him. “I come here when I miss you...a couple times I’ve seen you up on that balcony. This is one of my favourite places that you came with me even though we had a bad run in here, it’s still my favourite place to be because it’s close to you.”
I looked up into Jacksons eyes. “My favourite place of all was at the waterfall...that was the best day of my life, it still is.”
Jackson lowered his head and kissed me lightly on my lips then kissed me again but more demanding this time, I placed my hand on the side of his face then moved it to his hair and entwined my fingers in it. Jackson lightly started moving me to the ground so we were lying down but he was half over me and half on the side. Jackson pulled away and looked down at me. “You look so beautiful, Emily.”
“I love you, Jackson.” I said as I placed my hand on his heart.
“I love you, too...my Emily.”
For an hour we laid under the stars talking then we parted ways. I went to the Palace but as I walked passed dads study, I heard him and mum talking though it sounded like dad was shouting. “She will not be associated with that boy!” Dad yelled.
Mum replied angrily. “Tony, you’re being a hypocrite and hating a boy that our daughter loves...you can’t do that!”
“I can do what I like, Lizzie. I’m the King and you’re my wife, end of discussion!”
I ran to my room crying, I curled up into a ball on my bed and stayed in that position. I must’ve cried myself to sleep because I woke up and it was two o’clock in the morning. I went and had a shower because I had woken up in a sweat, I got out of the shower and changed into a pair of denim shorts, a tan rib-neck singlet and turquoise shoes with black laces then left the Palace while everyone was still asleep.
I had to leave because I wasn’t going to become a Princess if I couldn’t be with Jackson. I’m not going to let that happen so before I left I wrote a note to my parents.