Author: ChickNick PM
Ch. 18, 19 & 20 ARE ALL NEW! ENJOY! This is a prequel to the first PD movie. King Rupert and Queen Clarisse are ruling Genovia together. The royal pair along with their grown sons face challenges with sad endings as well as promising beginnings.Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 28,280 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 03-16-09 - Published: 01-20-09 - id: 4807344
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Ok here I think you'll like this one….lol
Outside of the room in the hall, the guards standing at attention became alarmed when muffled noises sounding like panting and groaning came through the doors of the suite.
Acting out their duties, one young guard radioed Joseph in his room where he had been resting, summoning him back to his usual post outside of the suite. Interrupted during his late break before the night watch shift, Joseph heard his radio go off.
"Joseph." He said urgently as he picked up his earpiece in a split second.
"Ah Sir," the young guard replied nervously, "There appears to be something occurring in the royal suite sir," he said.
"What is it? Did you investigate?" he asked.
"Sir there appears to be muffled breathing, panting, and groaning, coming from the inside."
Joseph didn't even respond to the guard, instead he dashed through the palace trying to get to the King who he assumed was having another heart attack.
On his way up the stairs he saw Shades and Charlotte coming down and loudly shouted "Code Green" and ordered that Shades retrieve his key to the royal suite incase it was locked and he was denied entry.
"Where is it?" Shades asked loudly as Charlotte ran to call an ambulance which was her duty during a Code Green".
"In my room!" Joseph yelled back while running down the hall pushing maids and aides of the King and Queen out of his way.
After storming down the long corridor to the door of the royal suite he first tried the golden handles jiggling them violently, but with a curse realized they were locked.
He then pressed his ear against the mahogany wooden door trying to hear any sort of sound. In the distance of the suite he heard a muffled voice that sounded like the King Rupert say "Oh my God!"
Pressing his ear closer and ordering all outside to be completely still he tried to listen for more sounds but there was silence. The quick thought that he was too late and that the King was dead raced through his head. Still determined to get in the suite he thought of pummeling the door with his body weight. As he moved backward to run at the door with all his might, loud clanking coming from down the corridor stopped him and his head turned.
Seeing that the noise was actually Charlotte's heels coming down the hall with his second in command, he ran towards Shades and met him halfway grabbing the key from Shades' hand as if they passing off a baton.
Sticking the key in the hole he turned it quickly and entered the suite.
Once in the suite Joseph and Shades quickly surveyed the sitting and office areas to be sure there were no intruders causing harm to the King. Charlotte walked in after the check was approved but stopped short when the two bodyguards stared at the closed door of the bedroom. The rest of the guards and interns waited in the hall, which was protocol for a Code Green.
"Please tell me the key to the bedroom is on this key chain as well?" Shades said searching the large key chain for the key.
"There is no key to the bedroom," Charlotte whispered worriedly. That and the bathroom are the most private quarters of the King and Queen. We are not permitted to hold those keys."
"There's no time, we have to bust that door down and get to the King who is behind it". Joseph ordered as he pulled Shades back a few feet by the arm and Charlotte moved to the side.
By holding up fingers as they were trained to do, Joseph silently counted to three. On three the men raced with high adrenaline towards the double doors slamming their shoulders against them.
As they broke through Clarisse and Rupert jumped about six feet into the air with shouts of horror and surprise. Rupert barely flung a still fully naked Clarisse off the bed since she was resting from their love making on his bare chest.
"What in name of God do you think you are doing?!!!" Rupert hollered at the two men who were now on the floor.
Wide-eyed and though decades older, Joseph sprang up more quickly than Shades. As he stood up he caught a quick yet solid glimpse of the naked King and Queen who apparently had forgotten they were naked. Quickly scanning the two to see if they were all right he found his instinctual eyes staring at Clarisse.
Realizing his gaze she followed it by looking down at her body. Remembering that she was naked, she instantly flung her husband in front of her shielding herself from Joseph.
"I'm sorry Your Majesty" Joseph exclaimed as he closed his eyes, shielded his face with his hand, and turned around. Looking into the seating area of the suite he saw Charlotte tip toeing out of the room closing the double mahogany doors behind her.
Seeing Shades start to get up from the floor Clarisse screamed orders: "Sha, Sha, Shades stay down there! Don't get up! I'm warning you!"
Shades on his stomach and scared to move could only see the empty space below the cream colored bed.
"Now can someone please explain this to me?" Rupert asked sharply since his cuddling session with his wife was interrupted.
"Did I miss something?" Clarisse pondered still shaky from her intense intimate moment with her husband, which was now mixed with embarrassment and shock.
Rupert looked at her over his shoulder and handed her the sheet to cover herself better.
"Did we call you up here Joseph? Did you?" she
asked pointing to Rupert.
"Did I?" she asked pointing to herself trying to remember if she called him up or shouted out his name or something.
"You didn't, and I certainly did not want this special moment with my wife interrupted" he said staring at the back of Joseph.
"Rupert careful you don't want your blood pressure to go up any higher than it already has." Clarisse warned him as she patted his bareback.
Joseph looked down at the floor. "Sir the guards outside heard…." He paused.
"Heard what?" Rupert asked his Head of Security.
"I hear sirens. Did someone call an ambulance?" Clarisse asked looking towards the windows.
Joseph continued, "The guards on duty for me in the hall thought they heard…."
"Yes what? Go on." He insisted.
"Heavy, yet muffled…" he added quickly "breathing, panting, and groaning from inside the bedroom portion of the suite and they summoned me up to check. I called a Code Green on the palace since I thought you were suffering from another heart attack. I was only doing my best to protect you Your Majesty." Joseph said as he stood up tall still facing the other room.
As Rupert looked to the side of the bed he realized his guards had thought the worst and acted upon duty and impulse, the way they were trained to do.
Still behind Rupert though covered now with a sheet, Clarisse placed her chin on her husband's shoulder and looked up at him. Letting out a deep breath he turned to look at Clarisse, his twisted upset grin turning into a slight smile.
"So you thought I was having a heart attack?" he asked looking back at Joseph's back.
"And you didn't think that the possible moans, groans, and panting were because I was enjoying some intimate time with my wife?"
"No Sir, after all your condition." Joseph said hoarsely clearly his throat.
Rupert looked at his wife again who this time smiled and then placed a cheek to his shoulder trying to smother a slight giggle.
"Well thank you for being so concerned of my health gentlemen. I appreciate the fact that my Head of Security and the second in command are so protective of my well-being."
"And Her Majesty's," Joseph added with a nod.
"Don't forget His Royal Highness Prince Philippe and Prince Pierre as well!" Shades added from the floor.
Chuckling due to his comment Clarisse said "Shades you may rise from the floor."
Shades began to get up.
"But please divert your eyes." She added before his eyes appeared above the bed.
"Yes Your Majesty." he said as he spun around, faced the door and walked out of the suite.
"Joseph you may go as well." Rupert said to the guard he had always seen as the best he could have protect him and his family.
"Yes Your Majesty, and again my apologies to you both for interrupting your private time together." He said bowing his head but not in their direction. He then walked out of the suite closing both sets of doors behind him.
Alone again the King and Queen stared at the doors and then at each other still a bit shocked at what just happened.
"I'm so embarrassed!" Clarisse said leaning back on her pillow and covering her face with her hands.
Rupert leaned over to her pulling her hands from her face. "You know this all your fault don't you?" he said sarcastically.
"Mine?" she said laughing. "Why mine? If you were quieter we wouldn't have had our bedroom doors exploding with devoted staff members thinking you were having a heart attack!" she said laughing.
"Well if you weren't so good at what you do," he said jabbing her playfully in the side "making me make those noises we would still be cuddling peacefully with the doors still locked." He said.
"I suppose," she said taking the blame.
"Oh thank god they didn't come in during it." Rupert said placing a hand through his salt and pepper hair.
"I believe I can not look either of them in the face again," she said covering her brow.
"Well look at it this way I think they've had their fill for a while." Rupert said laughing. "At least Joseph did."
"Oh God don't say that!" Clarisse chuckled nudging his arm.
As Joseph stepped out of the suite he slapped the two guards upside the head.
Not knowing what it was for the two guards glanced at each other while rubbing the back of their heads. They then assumed their stance as Joseph walked quietly down the corridor heading for his room. Charlotte and Shades came up the stairs as he was going down.
"Way to stand your ground Charlotte." Joseph said sarcastically not looking at her. "Tip toeing out the door while we were caught in the most awkward of situations."
"I know, I know, I'm sorry but someone had to dismiss the ambulance otherwise we would have had more unwanted visitors in their bedroom," she said defending herself.
"That is true Joe it would have made matters worse if the Paramedics rushed in on them." Shades said agreeing with Charlotte.
Joseph gave him a look.
"That's right the press would have had a field day as the Queen always says," Charlotte added. "I was only protecting them."
Joseph stopped and turned around causing the two at his heels to stop from running into him.
"We all were protecting them… or at least trying to if there really was a situation. It's over now. You both did a fine job during a Code Green which makes me confident that if something does happen to the King or with the case of the Queen a Code Purple, we will be ready."
Shades and Charlotte nodded at each other in agreement and stood a little taller after he said that.
"No they are trained to see us and deal with us as royals at all different times." Rupert said trying to calm his wife's nerves. "Now I don't know about you but I believe you wore me out Your Majesty." he said tapping her nose before lying down on his pillow to go to sleep. "Will you get the light darling?" he asked her.
"Noticing she was not flinching he opened his just closed eyes. He saw her staring at him tears forming in her eyes yet again.
"What is it?" he asked attempting to sit up.
"I just want to know that you're alright that I didn't hurt you," she asked brushing a tear from her cheek.
"Clarisse I feel fine. You have made me feel wonderful tonight. Thank you." He said leaning in to kiss her on the cheek.
"It was nice wasn't it?" she asked rubbing the wetness from below her eyes.
"I could not have asked for a better night with my wife the Queen of Genovia" He said pulling her in close so that they were now spooning.
"Wait darling, the light." She said reaching over to turn it off.
Laying in the darkness listening to her husband's breathing she retraced the night, well the night before security rushed in. She now understood that the unknown time they had left had to be devoted to him, to show him he could leave this world peacefully knowing that their country, she, and their sons would be all right, especially with the staff they housed in the palace. Glancing over her shoulder as the moon shone through the window she saw her husband the King of Genovia sleeping as he held her tightly. In the future she would cherish these times through memories.