In case you missed last week’s post, this is part two of my re-imagining of The Princess and the Pea. You can find part one here. If you like it, let me know! I’m still not sure if I should post more of them here…
art by One Color Rainbow
Princess Mirabelle stopped yawning abruptly as she rounded the corner to the guest suite behind the Queen. Apparently, Queen Isabella had emptied her kingdom of mattresses and featherbeds and deposited them all on top of the bed in this particular room. Either that or she was a big time home décor hoarder with a soft spot for bedding. She really is absurd, the Princess thought as she smiled sweetly at her host. “You didn’t have to go to all of this trouble,” she said.
“Oh, no trouble at all,” said the suddenly amiable Queen. “We wouldn’t want our guest to be uncomfortable!” she added with a little too much enthusiasm. Mmmmmhmmm, thought the well-read Princess.
The moment goodnights were wished and the Queen’s footsteps (was she skipping?) faded down the hall, Mirabelle lifted the bottom mattress, slowly slid her hand (the same hand that Prince Oliver had kissed before disappearing to bed) underneath and removed one fat, green pea.