Nicolas and Rose were lying on the ground on a secluded part of the castle, it was a sunny day and they were on the grass under a giant tree, he was holding Rose and playing with her hair. He leaned down to smell her hear. "I love you." He whispered. The two of them had been together for a couple of months, they'd known each other for a long time and had always been close and as they grew they fell in love. He kissed her cheek and smiled against her skin, he really hoped he could stay here forever but he knew that was impossible, the times they had alone were few and far between but they were always amazing, this girl was great at driving him mad. He always dreamed about telling his father, they had a good relationship and he was a kind man, Nicolas was sure he would find a way to allow them to be together, even if it meant lying to the kingdom about who Rose was. He had an important meeting today, he hoped it wasn't too bad, he was often bored in those kinds of things but his people always came first, he had been raised to understand the throne as a responsibility and not a luxury and he acted accordingly. one of the reasons he didn't have much time with Rose was because right now his kingdom was having a lot of economic trouble and so he spent a lot of time in meetings just lime the one he had today. Anyway he decided to stop thinking about politics and focus on being right here, right now with the love of his life.