The Prince & I
. Summary .
AU. Prince Natsume had just been issued a verdict by the King: Marry or forfeit the throne. Now he faces the fate of countless balls, simpering ladies, and a very confused and clumsy princess... Natsume and Mikan pairing.
Author's note: Written solely for my pleasure...I simply adore castles, evil princes, clumsy princesses, sadistic advisors and bubbly Kings :') Take note that this is an Alternate Universe fic
Disclaimers: Gakuen alice does not belong to me...I am just subjecting the characters to my cruel sadistic imagination.
Oh, what one would do for a crown.
Prologue: The Verdict
Once upon a time, in a kingdom far far away, there lived a prince whose fate had just been sealed by the King...
"WHAT!" The furious roar ripped through the corridors of the castle, freezing every worker in their place.
In the royal meeting room, a young man with dark purple hair and features to die for (insert fainting ladies here) stood up and slammed his fist on the glass tabletop, his red eyes simply spitting fire at the blond haired man, who happened to be his cousin and king, seated at the other end of the table.
"What. Did. You. Just. Say?" He bit out each and every word one by one in a low hiss.
If looks could kill, the ministers in the room was certain that the King, who was the unfortunate recipient of the venomous glare, would have been drowned, quartered a dozen times over, eaten by alligators and thrown into the very depths of hell itself.
"You have to marry within a month or the throne will be forfeited!" King Narumi announced brightly, unabashed by the warning and worried looks his ministers were shooting him and by the rising heat seemingly emitted by the Prince himself.
A collective groan almost simultaneously rose from all the occupants, who begin fearing whether they will have a King left at the end of the day.
"Who gave you permission to do that?" The prince snarled.
Everyone in the room froze and waited with baited breath for their King's answer.
"I did!" Came the unintelligent crow from the King, who sat there with a satisfied smile.
"You see, I found this extremely helpful book from the library..." He rummaged around his robes before producing a yellow book. There, emblazoned across the cover, were the words The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Kingdom For Dummies.
A nerve leaped up onto the prince's forehead and those nearest to him shrank back visibly from the furious man in fear of their lives.
"You idiotic, gay maniac." With those cutting words, the Prince left, slamming the double doors behind him with enough force to shake the very stable rafters of the castle.
In the silence that ensued, everyone turned in unison to the King with almost pitying looks.
The King was still staring in confusion at the doors, the offending book in his hands.
"What? What did I do? I was just following Chapter Fourteen: How to spice up your royal life. Neh neh Jinno-kun, what did I do wrong?" The King turned to his exasperated advisor when no one would answer him.
"Sometimes, he just doesn't get it." One of the cabinet ministers sighed as he walked out.
Will Prince Natsume accept his fate or will King Narumi die at the hands of a furious prince before his time is up? All will be known in the next chapter!