Sorry for the long awaited update guys, I've been busy with family and writers block…oh well no more excuses lol

Chapter 8

Ellie walked through the isles of flowers in the paddock. She started picking some lavender and placed them in the basket she was carrying. She looked up ahead and noticed that Prince Marcus was sitting on the ground nearby, picking at the flowers.

He looked up and noticed her looking, and smiled towards her.

She quickly looked away and turned around and started to head off in the opposite direction.

"Hey…I didn't mean to scare ya!" Mark called out as he watched her starting to walk off.

Ellie stopped and turned around. "You didn't." She replied.

"Then why are you running away?" He asked.

"I didn't know this was a private area your highness." She said.

"It's not." Mark replied, pointing to the workers nearby.

"Oh." Ellie said quietly.

"What are you doing?" Marcus asked.

"Just picking some lavender, I'm going to put it in the scones I'm making for breakfast tomorrow." Ellie explained.

Mark smiled, and stood up. "That sounds very nice."

"Thank you." She replied quietly, blushing.

He chuckled, then leaned back against the wall and sighed deeply.

"Is there something wrong your highness?" Ellie asked quietly.

"No, I'm fine." He replied, rubbing his eyes.

"Do you need anything? Do you want me to get you anything?" She asked, feeling helpless.

"No really, I'm ok. I just had a rough night last night." He explained.

"Oh ok." She replied, looking down at the basket full of lavender that she had picked.

"I know that this sounds stupid but…I just get so frustrated easily." Mark explained.

"That's not stupid, I understand your highness, it'd be hard controlling a country as powerful as England." Ellie replied.

"Yeah, I just… I just feel as I don't belong here." He explained.

"Oh...Hmmm…ok." Ellie replied, she didn't know quite what to say.

Mark opened his eyes and caught Ellie chewing her lip, "Look forget it."

She stopped chewing her lip and looked at him straight in the eyes. "Sorry your highness."

Mark moved off the wall and straightened himself out. He walked on away from Ellie and headed back to the palace. He sighed as he walked into his bedroom and flopped onto the bed.

"Marcus…Marcus…" He heard from down the hallway. He sat up, as Jocelyn ran into the room.

"Oh Mark…Oh Mark." She said excitedly as she practically jumped on top of him.

"What's going on sweetheart?" He chuckled, as he hugged his fiancé'.

"Alright, well I was feeling poorly this morning, so a doctor came by….I'm pregnant!" She screamed in hysterics.

"Oh Jocelyn!" Mark replied back as he hugged her even harder. "This is fantastic!"

"I know." She said emotionally.

"We'll have to let everyone know, oh I can't wait…" He started.

"Can we keep it a low profile please….just for now?" Jocelyn asked, moving off Marcus.

"Oh….well I guess so…" Mark said confused.

"It's just that…it's only early days, you know." She tried to explain.

"Oh of course, I understand." He said in a small smile. "I love you."

"I love you too Marcus." She smiled and reached up and kissed his lips.

"This has really made my day Jocelyn…it really has." He explained as he pulled her into another hug.

"Oh I know it has, it certainly has made my day too." She replied.