A/N: Thank you to everyone who reviewed.

Skippinsunday: Yeah, the servants are really mean, but I need them to be that way in order for the story to make sense. Thanks for your review.

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Emerald31: Glad you liked it, thanks for the review.

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Helenakairi: Sorry but I think you're mistaken. First of all, I never read the book you mentioned. The idea for this story was taken from a Chinese drama I watched some time ago, which had the same concept but I revised the story. I did a search about the book you mentioned and the ideas are NOT the same, although it is in some places. My story is about how Kairi's father opposed royalty and she goes to rescue him from execution, she ends up succeeding and failing at the same time. She is captured by the nobles and becomes a servant. The reason everybody mistreat her is because of her father. She rescued him from being killed and everyone hates her for that. Now the story from "Once upon a Marigold" (based on the results I got) is about a boy with an adopted father who is a troll and falls in love with a princess who is in the middle of a royalty mess. There is also an evil queen and king in that story. (Correct me if I'm wrong about this summary…I've never read the book.)

I'll admit there is similarity between the two summaries, but there are also differences. Even though I've never read the book, I am a hundred percent sure I DID NOT copy the words to the book, I can assure you that many stories has the same concept. If I were to copy the words, there wouldn't be any differences. You don't have to believe me if you don't want to, nor do you have to read this story if this disturbs you, I am just stating the truth with full honesty. Sorry if I offended you in any way, but what I'm saying is true, I DID NOT copy the book you're talking about.

Suma Susaki: Really? I thought it was…but I'm glad you thought it wasn't boring, I promise this story will be much more interesting! Thank you for your review.

Kruyzei: I'm glad you didn't think it was boring, thank you!

AngelKairi: I'm glad you like it, thanks so much for the review!

Vamina12: LOL I'm glad you like it, thanks!

Shirozora: Well, here's chapter three, thanks for the review!

Risako: Your advices helped a lot, thank you! As for the run-on sentences, thanks for correcting me, I'll try to watch out for those in the future. Also, for the title, thanks so much for telling me that, I'll change it. Thank you for your review!

Lyssa: Thanks for your review.

Xarli: Eh well there seem to be a problem between people with the same name. I'm sure this is a coincidence; maybe one of you can use another name? Anyways thank you for your reviews!



Chapter Three: The Beginning

Kairi's POV

I sat on the steps in front of my small room, gazing up at the dark sky. It was the end of the day and my chores were done.

Home…I wanted to go home. To return to my father and mother and resume to the life I once had, but I knew it wouldn't happen. That's why they were called dreams, because they'll never be reality.

All I could do was remember, remember my life back in the small village.

I missed the atmosphere, the people, and most importantly, missed my father and mother. I felt uncontrollable tears at the thought of that, but quickly remembered something one of the girls said earlier today.

"God, you're SUCH a crybaby!"

She was right. I was a crybaby. I cried at every little thing. That's what I hated about myself, I was weak.

Suddenly I heard footsteps coming from nearby. I quickly wiped my tears away with the back of my hand and tried to stay cool.

"Kairi." It was Sora. "You didn't eat yet, did you?"

I turned my head to face him and shook my head. "I'm not hungry."

"Don't lie."

He sat a tray of food in front of me and motioned for me to eat. "It's alright Sora, I'm seriously not hungry."

"I saw those other servant girls stealing your food, and I know you are." He took the spoon and scooped up a portion of rice. "Don't force me Kairi."

"Just leave it here and I'll be fine." I said and gave him a fake smile.

"How will I know you'll eat it?"

"I will, just leave."


"Gee, you shouldn't be so nice to me; I'm only a low servant. And what if someone sees then-," before I could finish my sentence he stuffed the spoon of rice into my mouth and I almost choked!

He laughed.


"At least I know you'll eat now." He gave me a smile that would melt anyone's heart. God, why did he have to look so handsome? I smiled back and laughed. "Hey listen, I need to go now, just promise me you'll finish that up." He said and pointed to the tray of food. I nodded as he began walking away.

It was getting late, so I started to head back into my room with the tray of food. I couldn't help but wonder why was he so nice to me? I was only a servant…a peasant whom many hated…


Sora's POV

I hummed happily to myself as I slowly walked back to my room.

That Kairi girl was really something. Somehow whenever I was around her I felt as if I knew her way before I met her. She was so different from other girls I've met. She was brave. That day when I saw her at her father's execution event, risking her life for her father. She gave this feeling I've never felt before.

I sighed and walked into my room, greeted by some servants. Just as I was about to close the doors, someone's voice called after me.

"Sora!" I opened the door to see who it was. It turned out to be one of my sisters, Alika. She had an angry expression as she stomped into my room, yelling for the servants to get out. "I saw you with her!" She said angrily as she pointed a finger at me.

"What? What are you talking about?"

"That new servant girl! Stay away from her! She's a witch! Didn't you hear what mother said? That girl is bad luck to the family!"

"I was just giving her food." I argued calmly.

"Giving her food? You're a prince! Yet you're giving a servant food? I can't believe this! Is she that lazy or what!"

"Alika…calm down. The other servants stole her food." She stared at me with anger and shock.

"Whatever. Just from now on, stay away from her! You hear?"

"Fine. Why are you so angry anyways?"

"I have every right to be angry! She's dirty and ugly. She's a disgrace to our palace," she crossed her arms and glared at me, "if it wasn't for you. I would have killed her with my own hands. Just stay away from that witch! You got that?" With that she stomped out of the room.

I stood at the same spot, confused. She didn't have a logical reason to hate Kairi this badly. It wasn't fair; she didn't even meet Kairi personally!

I walked over to my big bed and sat at the edge. Alika was my second oldest sister; she had a bad temper and a bad personality. Unlike all my other sisters, she was on the chubby side and was grated with naturally small beady eyes and a big mouth. I never liked her that much; ever since we were little she was always mean to me.

I sighed and collapsed on my bed, still confused of why Alika hated Kairi so much.


Kekeke sorry for the short chapter. It's really late here right now and I just had to end it here. Next chapter will have a lot of excitement. There are still some new characters I need to introduce, that will happen later though.

Anyways please R & R!