|Dance of a Broken Heart
Author: Peach the Hedgehog PM
Deep within the seemingly peaceful night, the sound of crying catches the attention of Prince Klaus. He soon discovers that the sobs are coming from Princess Christina of the Flower Kingdom. At least whom they think is the Princess of the Flower Kingdom.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,080 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10-24-10 - Published: 10-11-08 - id: 4589895
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
Disclaimer: I do not own anything in Princess Debut.
Another day had passed and Christy tossed and turned on the Princess' bed. It was nice and comfortable, but she had problems sleeping. Even though she heard Kip's reassuring words that the ball wasn't for a while so she had time to prepare, that didn't stop the nightmare she had.
When she first arrived at Practice Hall yesterday, she met with Cesar. The Sea Prince had asked her to dance with him. She had declined for a couple reasons. The main reason was that since she didn't have any interest in Carlos back home, she didn't have any in Cesar now. The other was that she was still getting used to dancing, and right now, she felt it would be better learning with her instructor, Tony.
Unfortunately, meeting with Cesar meant that he was in her dream that night. It was similar to the dream she had the other times, only this time the purple haired Prince was there. He offered her another rose as he asked for her to dance, but she declined. A shocked and pained look appeared on his face as she accepted Klaus' proposal for a dance.
The dream continued the exact same way. Messing up on her steps, King Crown calling her an imposter, and everyone demanding what she did to the real one. And the look in Klaus' eyes she couldn't seem to forget.
The brunette told herself over and over that Klaus wouldn't be that cold. It was just a nightmare and nothing more than that. But it didn't help the guilt she felt in her heart. She was lying to everyone, saying that she was the real Princess. Just how much longer could she keep it up?
"Goooooooooooooooood morning!" Kip's voice called as he came through the front door of the girl's room.
Christy groaned a little as she sat up in the bed. She knew she wouldn't be getting any more sleep now that the Princess' tutor arrived. "Could be better," she murmured. She rubbed her eyes and then looked at the flying mouse that had a big smile on his face. "You seem to be excited. Is there something going on?"
"Yes! The Traveling Market is going to be at Samba Square for a few days," Kip replied. "Do you want to go?"
Christy looked confused at first. If she went did that mean that there would be no dance practice today? After thinking about it for a moment, that didn't seem too bad. She needed some time to relax after all! She allowed herself to smile a little. "Sure, why not?"
"Great!" Kip said happily.
The brunette slipped out of bed and walked over to the dresser where she left the Royal Tiara. She picked it up and slipped it on her head, changing her clothes to the Princess' dress. She had to admit that it was convenient. All she had to do was put on the tiara, and it changed her clothes. With that, she was ready to go.
Christy was amazed when she reached Samba Square. It reminded her of what she had seen in video games and fantasy movies. It wasn't like a shopping mall that she had seen in her world. Most of the buildings were made of either wood or brick. Some of the stores had glass windows, allowing people to see inside and look at their wares. Because the traveling market was here, there were several booths and stalls, like some sort of bazaar was going on.
Of course, not all of the buildings were stores. Even though most of them were, there were those that were actually the homes that people lived in.
"Wow, so many places," Christy murmured looking around. "Which place should we go to?"
"Over here," Kip answered. Taking the girl's hand in his white paw, he led her to a building that had a wooden sign over the door that read Quickstep Accessory Shop.
"An accessory shop?" the fake Princess questioned, eyeing the creature beside her.
"Yes. All of the accessories are magic, and you get a new outfit when you wear them," Kip explained. "Even if you have a partner, you can't go to the ball without a pretty dress to wear."
Christy found herself puzzled again. Wasn't the dress she was wearing now pretty enough? And there was one other little thing. "But, I don't have any money for an accessory."
"Nothing to worry about," Kip told her. "I'll be getting whichever one you want. You see there is an old tradition here. People can buy stuff for the Princess, but they can't shop on their own."
Even though that sounded like a weird tradition, in some ways she was grateful for it. Taking a deep breath, Christy opened the door to the shop, ringing the bell. This caught the attention of a blonde haired woman, wearing and old traditional brown and white dress. She smiled when she saw the pair entering her store.
"Welcome! Pick whatever accessory you like!"
Christy smiled as she looked around the store. There were many different accessories on the shelves; bracelets, necklaces, ribbons, and even hats. Among them, one accessory stood out more than the rest.
Christy moved on the wooden floorboards over to a shelf and picked up a black hat. There was a purple ribbon tied above the rim of the hat, there was a big crescent moon on the front of it and the tip of the hat was bent over.
"Ah, you have a good eye," the woman said as she walked over to where Christy was standing. "That accessory is the Witch's Hat."
"Witch's Hat," the brunette repeated, looking it over. After a few more seconds, she turned her attention over to Kip. "So, if I put this on, I'll be in a witch costume?"
"That's right," Kip answered with a nod of his head. "Is that the accessory you want, Princess?"
Christy quickly nodded her head. "Yes, it is!" She had always loved magic and witches in general, so she thought it would be cool to have something that put her in a witch outfit.
Kip smiled and flew over to the owner, so he could pay for the girl's purchase. But not long later, a voice rang out in the store. "Hey, I wanted that! I've been saving up my allowance for three months!"
Christy turned her gaze to the girl that arrived. She had long pink hair that was put in pigtails, wore a light purple dress and her eyes were violet in color. Just like the Princes, she recognized this girl. And she wasn't sure if the girl was telling the truth or not. Even still, she couldn't help worrying a bit.
"Well, I can always get something else," she murmured.
"Like I want anything you had your hands on!" the girl said angrily as she stormed out of the store.
Kip flew over to the brunette and shook his head. "Do not worry about it. That's just Isabel. She's been causing a bunch of trouble."
"She does lie a lot," the shop owner admitted, with a thoughtful look on her face. "I agree with Kip. I wouldn't worry about it."
"Wow… when it comes to the people here, not much about them has changed," Christy thought to herself. "That girl looked a lot like Bella, and she goes around lying too. No one really believes her since she lies so much."
After a few seconds, the girl went into the changing room, and took off the tiara. Then she placed the Witch's Hat on her head. As soon as she did, she was dressed in a black dress, with a purple sash around her waist that also had a small black cape draped around her shoulders. She was wearing long black socks and black shoes.
"Wow," she murmured as she looked at herself in the mirror that was in the changing room. She figured if there was something in this world she could easily get used to, this was it.
"All set, Princess?" Kip's voice asked on the outside.
"Yep, I am!" Christy smiled as she walked out of the room, unaware at the time that she left something behind.
Still in the witch outfit, Christy finally made it back to Waltz Castle. She figured that now would probably be the time to go back to wearing the Princess dress. But that was when she realized that something was wrong. She looked at her hands, but didn't see it there. She turned her gaze to Kip. "Hey, Kip. Have you seen the tiara?"
"Don't you have it, Princess?" Kip questioned.
"No, I don't," Christy said worriedly. "I must have left it back at the accessory shop!"
"Then we have to go back!" the mouse cried. "You can't go into the Princess' dress without that tiara!"
The two of them started to make their way back to the square. On the way, they saw a familiar lilac haired Prince. "Kiefer!" Christy exclaimed the moment she saw him.
Kiefer titled his glasses as he looked the girl over. It probably had to do with the witch's dress she was wearing. Luckily, he decided not to question her on it. "Is there something wrong?" he asked. "You look so flustered."
"I left my tiara back at Quickstep Accessory Shop," Christy explained to the Nezzie Prince.
"Really?" he questioned. "I saw a boorish girl with pink pigtails leaving the shop a while back. She held what I surmise was a tiara."
"Isabel took it!" Kip exclaimed. "Do you happen to know which way she went?"
"I saw her go to Jive Park," Kiefer answered.
"Thank you, Kiefer!" Christy said gratefully to the Prince.
To the girl's surprise, the Prince smiled and took hold of the rim of his glasses. "Good luck in your endeavor, Princess," he replied as he took his leave.
"Wow, I didn't know Kiefer could be so nice," Christy remarked as she watched the Prince walk off. For a moment, she just stood there, but then she remembered the task at hand. "Kip, show me the way the Jive Park!"
"You got it, Princess!" Kip exclaimed
At first, they were still headed toward the square. But, instead of heading toward it, Kip turned to the left and flew off. Christy followed after him, and soon a beautiful park came into view. Children could be seen playing together, and people sat on benches, talking to each other. In the center of the park was a beautiful fountain with a green statue. The statue was of a horse and a rider. Though it did look really nice, they didn't have any time to relax.
"Isabel! Isabel!" Christy called. She cupped her hands over her mouth and continued to call the girl's name, but she didn't see her around.
That was when she saw a familiar figure standing in front of her. This was the first time she had ever seen Klaus without any other girl hanging off of him. This was true even when she considered Kyle back home. At first, she almost didn't want him to see her in this getup. Sure, being in a witch costume was just for fun, but she didn't know what he would think seeing her like this.
"Hello, Christina!" Klaus called as he approached the girl. For a moment, she expected him to laugh at her. But instead, he just smiled widely. "A witch's dress, huh, it looks good on you!"
"T… thank you," Christy said, surprised by the compliment.
Klaus tilted his head as he gazed at the girl. "Is there something wrong?" he asked her.
The girl nodded her head. "Yes. You see, I was over at the Quickstep Accessory Shop today, and Kip got me this Witch's Hat. I left my tiara in the shop on accident. Kiefer said he saw Isabel heading this way with a tiara when she left the shop."
"I see, that sounds terrible," Klaus remarked. "Do you want me to help you look?"
"I would appreciate that," Christy replied. A look of gratefulness could be seen in her brown eyes. "Thank you, Klaus! Um… where should we start looking? If she isn't here at the park, where else could she be?"
"I think we should go back to Samba Square," Klaus suggested. "Maybe she went back there."