Lizzie was ফ্রোজেন where she was. The king's personal assistant stood there awkwardly for a moment and then said,
"Well, uh I'll let আপনি two get two it." and he left left.
Lizzie ran to Ben and he caught her in his arms and he kissed her. Then she just buried her face in his chest.
"Why were আপনি so stupid, Lizzie? Why didn't আপনি tell me who আপনি were?" Ben asked.
"I don't know," she cried. "I just thought it would be better that way. I mean I thought আপনি were a commoner, and I was a princess, আপনি know how it is-" Ben placed a finger on her lips and he kissed her again.
They spent the whole week together and they were inseparable. He took her for walks around the palace gardens and took her on tours of the kingdom. All of this time they never took their eyes off of each other. The wedding তারিখ had been set for the following Saturday. On Thursday, Lizzie's family came. Lizzie had completely forgotten how annoying her mother could be. She had this polite queenly act in public but when she got where no one could hear her she scrutinized Lizzie constantly.
"Lizzie why don't আপনি ever pull your hair up?" the কুইন asked when they got back to their apartment in the palace. "It looks আরো sophisticated that way."
"Mother, Ben doesn't care how my hair is. He loves me for me." Lizzie ব্যক্ত dreamily.
"And that's another thing. This casualness between আপনি too. It's not how a royal couple should behave." Lizzie still hadn't told her mother about how she had met Ben before the engagement. She wouldn't have understood anyways. A princess falling in প্রণয় with a commoner? That would have just been absurd to her. Frustrated the কুইন left for her own chamber. Lizzie was thankful. She now had time to just relax. A door to another bedroom opened and Cornelia walked out. "Mama drama, huh?" she asked.
Lizzie hadn't seen much of Cornelia in the past week. Then Lizzie remembered that Cornelia had barely left her side for the past few days. The one person other than her father that she cared about she had been ignoring. Cornelia walked over and sat on the পালঙ্ক পরবর্তি to Lizzie.
"Yeah but it's nothing," she paused. "Cornelia, have I been ignoring আপনি this past week?"
"Well a little but আপনি and Ben are so perfect together." Cornelia smiled but underneath she was worried she would loose her friend when she became queen.
Lizzie placed her hand on Cornelia's and looked up at her. "You're my best friend okay? And nothing will ever change that. I've just been so preoccupied this week... and I forgot that আপনি gave up a lot to be here too."
"Lizzie," Cornelia smiled and this time it wasn't a forced one. The girls hugged for a moment and then went back to their positions on the couch.
"So what's new?" Lizzie asked.
"Well did I tell আপনি about the prince's page? Goodness is he cute. And then he has the sweetest eyes... But then he's kind too." Lizzie couldn't help but smile. Her friend was in প্রণয় and it was a feeling Lizzie herself was far too familiar with.
Later that night was the engagement gala for Lizzie and Ben. Lizzie had gotten the most beautiful dress for the gala. It was blue and had little suns on the কঁচুলী representing her new home. Before the gala, Lizzie and Ben were to wait together so that they could be introduced properly. Lizzie gripped Ben's hand. "What if they don't like me?"
"They'll like you. Of course they will. You're smart, you're beautiful, you're funny. Trust me Lizzie you'll do great."
Trumpets blared a song and they heard their cue.
"Introducing Prince Benjamin and his future bride, Princess Elizabeth of Bayern." Lizzie gripped Ben's hand tightly as the doors opened and the walked into the gala.
Ben was right. Lizzie was as charming as ever and the nobles and peasant alike loved her. After the gala, Ben walked Lizzie to her apartment.
"Goodnight my love," he whispered. "See আপনি tomorrow." He kissed her forehead and left. Lizzie fell asleep on মেঘ nine that night, knowing that the পরবর্তি morning she would marry her prince charming.
"Today's the big, big day!" exclaimed Lizzie's mother. The sun had barely risen but they had a lot of work to do before the wedding. Lizzie had been all fixed up and now Cornelia was lacing up the back of her wedding gown. When she was done, she and Lizzie looked in the mirror.
"Lizzie, আপনি look beautiful," she whispered. The two shared one last hug before the king knocked on the door frame.
"Ready to go," he asked. He was sad that he was giving his only daughter away but he knew that she would be happy in Corona. Lizzie nodded and she linked her arm with his. They walked down a few hallways and reached the wedding chapel. Cornelia, who was Lizzie's bridesmaid, had already gone in. The king looked at his daughter and remembered all the times he had told her stories when she was a little girl. She looked up at him with the same sparkle in her eyes that she had when she was a child. The king teared up a bit.
"Lizzie, I just want আপনি to know that I প্রণয় আপনি and that you'll always be my little girl." he said."
"Oh daddy," Lizzie said. Tears came to her eyes and hugged her father. At that moment the trumpets blared signifying the start of the wedding. Two guards opened the door and they walked in. At first Lizzie looked at all the guests that had come to see the royal nuptials. Then she looked up and saw Ben looking as handsome as ever, waiting for her to come down the aisle and her হৃদয় raced.