✍️✍️✍️✍️ The Forgotten Princess Chapter 16 || 17....20 ✍️✍️✍️✍️


Worthy of you

Leon's eyes were closed but he was able to disarm James. He lunged right at James and placed his sword right on his throat.

"You loose young lord James." Leon said lazily.

"B-but h-how..?" James was in disbelief.

"Sir Leon was the winner of this duel." I hear Bradford say. "As the winner, Sir Leon. You can state your demand to the loser."

Leon can barely open his eyes but he looked at James lazily.

"Kneel down before my princess Alicia and ask for her forgiveness." Leon said coldly.

"You want me to kneel down in front of that bastard?" James was sheathing his anger.

After hearing James' words rage passed thru Leon's eyes. The blade of the sword on James' throat bit on his flesh and it started to drip blood.

"Would you rather let me shame you in all of Alvannia?" Leon said.

As a loser of a duel, he must meet the demands of the winner what ever happens. If he wasn't able to do it then he will be brought shame. James was an heir of the Carlson dukedom. Not following the demands of the winner as a loser will be more than shameful rather than losing the duel itself.

As for kneeling down to a princess of the kingdom, it was more acceptable rather than bringing shame to his family name.

James clenched his fist hard. His anger was evident on his face.

"Alright!" James yelled.

Leon withdrew his sword from James' throat. I see him walk towards me and stopped right in front of me and kneeled.

"Third princess Alicia Roselyn Von Heist. I, James Franklin Carlson, would like to ask you for your forgiveness." James said.

I was shocked. This was the first time someone asked forgiveness from me.

"I... um I..." I was left speechless. I look at William with questioning eyes.

"As a princess, you can bestow punishment towards what he has done to you." William said. "I suggest that you can slap him back."

"B-But..."I never really slapped someone before.

"As a princess you have to show your authority to other servants and people around your highness." Leon said. He was now standing behind me. He looked at me with seriousness.

He was right. Many people are around watching us. If I don't do something they would think that I am the same weakling princess.

I really don't want that. Now, with Leon is by my side, I want to get strong. I don't want to be the old weakling and forgotten princess. I want him to see me as a strong lady worthy of his service.

I collected my resolve. I looked at the man kneeling before me with seriousness of a member of the royal family.

"Look up young lord James." I said with a commanding voice.

Once James looked up at me I slapped him hard in his cheek and another on his other cheek.

"Do not forget your place." I said with dignity. "I may be a bastard but I still have royal blood flowing in my veins. My status is still higher than yours."

James looked at me with hate but stayed silent and bit his lips.

"I will forgive you now but the next time you would call me a bastard I will surely give you the whip." I said with a stern voice.

I looked around still maintaining my royal aura. I can see the servants were looking at me with amazement and awe.

"I shall now take my leave." I said. I turned around and left the area. Leon, William and Tricia followed behind me.

"That b*tch." Elizabeth whispered to herself. "So confident now that you have your personal knight? Well that won't last long."
Physients Stories


Back at my courtyard I call for Leon in my study room.

'Knock knock'

"Come in." I said.

The doors open and Leon comes in.

"My princess. You called for me?" Leon asked.

"Yes, please take a seat." I told him.

Leon looked confused. He closed the door and sit down on the chair in front of me.

I open the first aid kit that I requested from Tricia. Leon looked at it and knew in an instant why I called for him.

"Princess I can put the medicine on my wounds myself. You really don't need to do this." Leon said embarrassed.

"You can't reach the ones in your side and back right." I said.

"Well yes... but.." Leon was searching for an excuse.

"No buts. It's my fault that you were wounded. I can at least apply some medicine to it." I said with a sad voice.

"But princess..." Leon was still resisting.

"Why are you calling me princess? I thought when we were alone we can call each other by name." I am feeling so irritated. I pouted my lips in irritation.

Leon chuckled. I saw his beautiful smile again. "Haha my little Alicia is having a tantrum. You are so cute."

Leon is teasing me and that makes me even more irritated.

"Just strip off your clothes and let me apply the medicine on your wounds." I used a commanding voice.

Leon was taken aback but his smile was still plastered on his face.

"Okay Alicia. I will do as I am told by my lady." Leon sighed in defeat.

Leon took of his shirt. I looked at his naked upper body. It was perfectly toned with buffed chest and 6-pack abs. His biceps and triceps where well defined.

I blushed by seeing his naked upper body. This is not the first time I saw an upper body of the opposite sex. I have seen my brother Richard's countless of times and sometimes my grandpa after he had finished working out. But this was the first time I saw a body of someone not within my family and also of a young adult man. I looked at it in fascination.

"Are you done ogling?" Leon said jokingly.

"Ah... Yes, ah no. I mean let's apply the medicine." I said frantically.

I take some cotton from the medicine kit and put some medicine in it. I look at Leon's body and saw few cuts. He wasn't injured that badly, that's a relief.

I started to apply the medicine to the cuts when I looked closer I saw scars. It was a little too many. I didn't ask anything, afraid that I might offend Leon. It was normal I guess for a knight to have scars from cuts and wounds.

When I was about to look at his back to see if he has wounds there, I was shocked. The scars at the front of his body can't be compared by the ones at the back. It looked like they were scars from whipping. I unconsciously touched those long hideous scars.

'How did he get this?' I thought to myself. My heart clenched in pain.

Then suddenly Leon turned around. He caught my hand and held it within his.

"Doesn't it look ugly? Doesn't it scare you?" Leon looked at me. He looked directly in my eyes. He was looking for something in them.
First kiss

"Doesn't it look ugly? Doesn't it scare you?" Leon looked at me. He looked directly in my eyes. He was looking for something in them.

I shook my head. "It doesn't scare me." I said truthfully.

"Then do you pity me?" Leon asked seriously. He held my eyes to his, locked in his gaze.

'Do I pity him?' I asked myself.

I shook my head again. "No, I don't pity you. On the contrary I am happy and proud."

"Happy and proud?" Leon looked at me questioningly.

I nodded.

"Because you have gone thru this and made it out alive. So I am happy because you are alive and I was able to meet you." I said while looking into his eyes. "Proud because you have gone thru this and yet you can still continue on living with a bright smile in your face."

"Bright smile?" Leon asked.

I blushed and looked away. "Y-yes. I like your smile a lot." I said shyly.

Leon chuckled. "You are really different Alicia."

"Different? Is that a bad thing?" I asked curiously. All my life the people around me told me I was different and I felt bad about it. I don't want Leon to think of me in a bad way.

Leon shook his head. "No. It is a compliment." He smiled his bright smile I so love to see.

"Don't worry. This smile of mine is reserved only for you." Leon promised me.

He stared at me for a while that it made me embarrassed that I looked down. But then Leon held my chin and gently pushed my head up.

Our eyes met once again. His gaze locked mine in place. I can feel his thumb gently caress my plump lips.

"You look so sweet that it's dangerous." Leon said softly.

I can feel my heart racing. It was like there is a machine thumping inside my chest.

"Promise me that you won't let other men see this look." Leon said.

I look at him confused. 'Why? How do I look?' I thought.

"Promise me you will only look like that for me." Leon said seriously yet seductively.

I don't understand but I just nodded.

"Good girl." Leon gave me his bright smile. I felt happy instantly. I want to make him smile for me more often.

Slowly he was inching near me. My heart was now thumping like crazy. His gaze locked me in place.

"Can I kiss you?" He asked.

I was silent. I don't know what to say. 'A kiss is given between a couple right?' I thought.

"I'll take your silence as a yes." Leon smirked.

He inched closer and closer. I can feel my heart thumping even wilder. I closed my eyes.

Then I felt something wet and hot on my lips. It was a foreign feeling yet sweet. His lips was tasting mine, savoring it gently.

"Breathe." Leon told me.

I didn't realize that I wasn't breathing. I inhaled deeply. Leon smiled and caressed my cheeks.

Then he kissed me again. Different from earlier, now it was like he was hungry. I can feel his tongue licking my lips deliciously. The feeling was intense that my head was starting to spin.

"This is dangerous." Leon said while withdrawing. "Let's leave it at that for now."

'Dangerous? But why?' I asked myself.

"Now you are mine. Remember that." Leon looked at me with serious eyes.

"Yours?" I repeat the words.

"Yes. ONLY MINE." Leon said with a commanding voice.

I don't understand what he meant.
What they call love

I wasn't able to sleep well last night. I was tossing and turning in my bed thinking of what happened to Leon and I.

I can't forget the feeling of his lips on mine. Remembering the sweetness and the wetness made me blush and embarrassed.

My heart was beating faster when I think about Leon. This was the first time I had felt this so badly. Yes I have also felt my heart beating faster when William was introduced to me and wanted to court me but the feeling was only fleeting.

My feelings for Leon was more intense. I have been feeling at ease when he was beside me. And after experiencing my first kiss with him, I felt that I want to be with him forever. Just by thinking of him my heart is beating strongly.

"Is this the feeling what they called love?" I asked myself. I only read such things in romance novels. And reading those love stories made my heart also squeeze sweetly and beat fast. But this is the first time that my heart felt like that for a specific man.

"Good morning princess." Tricia greeted me. "Your bath is ready. After that you can eat your breakfast. Sir Leon said that you will have your horse back riding lessons this morning."

Because we weren't able to do my horse back riding lesson yesterday after the incident, we were going to do it this morning.

"Okay." I answered in a daze. I would see Leon again. My heart beat went fast again.

'How will I talk to him? Can I even look at him in the eyes after what happened?' This thoughts flooded inside my brain. I buried my face on the pillow.

"Princess?" Tricia looked at me confused.

"Um, Tricia." I said shyly. "Can I ask you something?"

"Of course princess." Tricia smiled. "What do you wan to ask?"

"Have you been in love?" I asked shyly.

Tricia was surprised with my question.

"What made you ask princess?" Tricia asked curiously.

"Well I read such things in novels so I'm rather curious." I lied.

"To be honest princess, yes I have been in love." Tricia answered. "Truthfully speaking I am in a relationship right now." She said shyly.

"Really? With who?" I asked her excitedly.

"Well with a palace guard." Tricia blushed.

"Wow really? Then have you experienced your first kiss? What did you feel?" I asked.

"Well yes I have had my first kiss." Tricia replied embarrassed. "It felt um... nice?"

"What else?" I continued.

"Well my heart was thumping rapidly and it felt good." Tricia said.

"What do you feel when you see him?" I asked.

"What do I feel? Um well I feel my heart beats very fast. And when I am near him I want to hold his hand and my heart will go crazy inside." Tricia replied. "When we are together I would wish that time would stop so that we would be with each other longer."

I look at Tricia and she was blooming just by thinking of her love.

"What does it mean when a man says 'you are mine'?" I ask the most important question.

"Then that means you two are a couple now." Tricia said knowingly.

"A..a..couple?" I blushed instantly. So that was what Leon meant. I held my cheeks and it felt hot.
Our little secret

"What does it mean when a man says 'you are mine'?" I ask the most important question.

"Then that means you two are a couple now." Tricia said knowingly.

"A..a..couple?" I blushed instantly. So that was what Leon meant. I held my cheeks and it felt hot.

"Princess?" Tricia looked at me confused. "Don't tell me... did someone say such a thing to you?"

I looked at Tricia embarrassed.

"Oh my, oh my, oh my!" Tricia was getting excited.

"Shhhh." I cover her mouth with my hands to silence her. "Don't get to loud."

Tricia nodded slowly so I released my hand.

"Tell me princess who is the lucky man?" Tricia whispered. "Is it young lord William?"

I shook my head. Tricia was confused. She thought it would be William because he was the one who was courting me and always beside me. Then her eyes went wide.

"Oh is it sir Leon?" Tricia whispered his name.

Just by hearing his name I felt a blush creep on my cheeks.

"Oh my gosh it his him." Tricia looked surprised and excited. "I'm so happy for you princess. He looks like a kind man. And a knight at that."

In Alvannia a princess of the royal family can only marry a man from royal linage, noble birth, or high status. And knights are included in the high status of then kingdom. In history there were many princesses that were married to their personal knights because they were the ones always beside them so it is normal to fall in love with each other.

"Are you in love with him princess?" Tricia asked.

"Umm, I guess. My heart also beats fast when I see him and my heart goes crazy when he touches me. I want him to always stay by my side. I feel at ease when I'm with him." I replied.

"Then you are truly in love princess." Tricia said happily. "I'm so happy. My princess has her first love. You have grown up."

"Do you think he loves me as well? He hasn't told me he loves me." I asked. I am not yet sure of how he feels towards me.

'Is it okay to feel confused. Yes we kissed and he told me I'm his. But he hasn't yet confessed his feelings towards me.' I thought.

In the romance novels I have read, for two people of the opposite sex to be a couple they have to profess their love for each other. Leon hasn't done that yet.

'Then are we truly a couple?' I thought.

"Well princess, I am no love expert and I am also a beginner in love relationships. But I guess we need sir Leon to confess his love to you." Tricia said. "Don't worry princess I will help you with that."

"Thanks Tricia. And please can we keep this a secret?" I asked her.

"Don't worry princess. This will be our little secret." Tricia winked at me and I smiled.