Wealth, power, and a strong bond between all the family members! They were a fine looking bunch if you asked him!
Recently, Benedict's eye had been taken by Princess Diedre.
He'd heard his father in negotiations to ally his brother with Princess Diedre once they were of an age.
Orb's Year 914
On the day of their birthday, King Alexander gathered his royal subjects to the castle and threw a large celebration.
Orb's Year 915
To make it easier to care for the children, Queen Aurora had bid Emily use one of the spare rooms in the castle. No sense trekking back and forth between the servant's quarters and the castle in the middle of the night!
All the princes and princesses looked at her as an older sister.
And soon she would have another sweet child to care for!
Orb's Year 916
While the adults were busy - the princes partied...
He'd been pleased to see that Princess Diedre had come.
But, he'd frowned to see her sitting next to Prince Barron most of the night. He thought that he might've had a chance with her.
Perhaps it wasn't too late...
...and failed spectacularly!
"Prince Benedict, truly you are a wonderful person. But, I only have eyes for your brother, Barron. He is to be my husband when I am older."
Prince Benedict felt his heart drop into his stomach. He had so hoped... Numbly, he watched Princess Diedre walk away.