Okay i know i know it has been forever!i've been so busy with school and the word processor on my old computer decided to stop working. But i finally took the time to get this updated it isnt a very exciting chapter dont worry the next one is much better! thanks for hanging in there while i got myself organized.

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Bella's POV

"Bella, Bella, it's time to wake up!" I heard someone say. I rolled over covering my head with my pillow. I was having the best dream about Edward.

"Five more minutes" I mumbled, my voice muffled by the pillow. I felt a rush of cold air as my blanket was ripped from my clutches and my eyes fluttered open.

"No, now I already let you sleep an extra two hours its already 10:00am and you have to be ready to meet the prince in 2 hours for lunch!" Jessica was flustered and speaking at an alarmingly fast pace. Yanking me out of bed she pulled me across the room to the bathroom where I could hear the shower running.

"Shower up and then come to your dressing room," she said and as she closed to door added, "be quick about it!" the door clicked shut behind her and I sighed. I struggled to recall my dreams as I stripped and stepped into the soothing warm water.

"Today I meet the prince…" I whispered stepping out of the shower feeling refreshed yet saddened by the events that were approaching faster than I could imagine.

I put on a bathrobe and left the bathroom stopping to throw on some sweats and a t-shirt. The moment I was situated Jessica ushered me to the mirror and different maids started blow-drying curling straightening and applying make up.

The next thing I knew it was 10:50 and I slipped on a pair of slippers and started towards the kitchen ignoring the tray of breakfast waiting in my room. I preferred to eat cereal anyway… I hate when people did everything for me.

On the way I heard the maids whispering, "oh I heard he is gorgeous and tall…" one would say or " people are saying he had a love affair back in his country but you can't believe everything you hear."

Eventually I tuned it out. All the chatter was making me nervous and adding butterflies to my stomach.

Eventually I got to the kitchen and poured myself a bowl of lucky charms. I tried to collect my thoughts about the events of the night before but I just couldn't believe it. The gorgeous Edward Cullen likes me and kissed me! I could still feel the cool hardness of his lips and the shivers that went down my spine when he guided my hips when we danced.

"What am I thinking?" I said aloud, "I'm going to be married soon to some prince it is forbidden for me to do anything like that." I frowned and started upstairs it was 11:25 and I still had to change into my dress.

I trudged back up to my room frustrated about this whole ordeal. Once I got there Jessica was already there waiting with my dress. I slipped it on and had my make up touched up. At 11:40 there was a knock on the door.

"Come in" I called. It was Alice she looked rather mad and stormed into the room. My maids all scattered. I knew she could sense my fear as she walked towards me almost like a beast stalking their prey.

"Why did you run out?" she asked her voice full of malice. "Why did you hurt my brother?" she took another step towards me her eyes ablaze.

"I'm not going to stand for this Alice, you don't understand. I didn't want to hurt your brother I really care about him!" I said my own fury becoming evident. "You see in 15 minutes I am going down to the garden to meet my fiancé. I'm in an arranged marriage. So I have no say in the matter." Her face changed she looked shocked or appalled.

"If I did I would choose Edward in a heart beat but this has been planned since I was a toddler. If I choose not to marry this prince there could be a war and that is the last thing this country needs." I said.

"Bella I had no idea I'm so sorry I cant believe it." She said apologetically "I didn't mean to be so rude it's just that I've waited forever to see my brother be happy with another person. I just thought you might be the one." She said. "Well I'll let you go." With that she disappeared.

I had 5 minutes to get to the gardens crap I had let that little chat run too late. I practically ran through the castle being careful not to rip my dress.

As I reached the main garden I could see my father waiting looking annoyed that I was almost late. I was just glad that I hadn't ruined my dress when I tripped down the stairs.

"Are you ready?" king Charles asked me. Seeming genuinely concerned. I decided to be honest and replied. "Nope, not at all but its just what I have to do" I sounded more confident than I felt and I almost jumped when the fanfare started to announce the arrival of my betrothed.

"I now announce Prince Jacob and King Samuel of colasind"

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