The Only Heir

Princess Maeve is the only survivor after a brutal uprising in her family's country. Noah, the leader of this violent group of extremists needs her to become king, but will Harry, her personal body guard and protector, let him have her?


6. I love you

~~Maeve’s POV:

I’ve been back at the castle for three days, and I’m only now just starting to feel better. I have to take this disgusting medicine from the doctor for my fever and sore throat, and then he gives me painkillers for my ankle, because honestly, it hurts like a bitch. I’ve basically stayed in the master bedroom, which once belonged to my parents, the whole time.

Noah sleeps in here with me, telling me that I had better get used to it since we’ll be married in four days’ time. I don’t like it though, and I don’t want to marry him at all. If he didn’t have Zayn, Harry, and Liam definitely, and then possibly Niall and Louis, I wouldn’t do it. I’d rather die, but I can’t do something that will make him kill the guys, especially not Harry.

I want to see Harry so badly, and I’ve decided that today I’m going down. The doctor just left, and I had breakfast before he came, so I have a good while before anyone comes to check on me again. I get out of the bed slowly, and grab the crutches that I’ve used so far only to get over to the bathroom and closet, and leave the room as quietly as I can.

I walk down stairs, and look around, finally finding myself in the basement, which is filled with cells where many people charged with treason and other high crimes against the royal family were kept. I see all the guys, even Niall and Louis, sitting in their own cells. My eyes widen in shock, and I feel my mouth fall open as well. I hurry over as quickly and quietly as I can, and sit down on the floor by Harry’s cell.

He asks, “Maeve, what are you doing down here?”

I say, “I just… I wanted to see you, and make sure that you were alright. Noah told me that he had you all, but I didn’t know if they had hurt you or anything like that. Did he? Are you alright?”

Harry nods, “We’re okay, they didn’t do anything too bad, no blood.”

I nod a little, and he asks, “What about you? How are you doing princess?”

I look down at my hands, and say quietly, “He’s making me marry him. He wants to be king, and since the throne is mine now, that’s how he’s going to make it happen…”

Harry reaches a hand through the bars and touches my cheek softly. When I don’t move, he lifts my chin up with his fingers, and says, “Look at me Maeve. Don’t let him take advantage of you. You don’t have to marry him if you really don’t want to.”

I shake my head, “It’s not that simple Harry.”

He says, “Yes it is Maeve, you don’t have to do this. Don’t let him force you into a marriage if you don’t want it. It’s your throne, so don’t let him take it from you.”

I feel tears run down my face, and say quietly, “He said that if I didn’t listen, he would kill you.”

Harry holds my hand in his and says, “Listen to me right now Maeve, it doesn’t matter what he does to me as long as he doesn’t hurt you, okay? It’s my job to protect you princess.”

I look up at him and shake my head, “I can’t just let him kill you Harry!”

He says, “It’s the only way for you to be alright Maeve.”

I say, “But… I won’t be alright without you.”

Harry asks, “And why not? There are other body guards. I know for a fact that some of the ones in the palace are still on our side here, and are trying to find a way to keep you safe and alive. They’ll help you Maeve.”

I shake my head a little and say, “No, I’m not letting him kill you Harry… I-I love you.”

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