I move my hands to my lap, pressing my palms into each other to avoid smirking. My bracelets hit against each other, making a joyous laugh of a sound. The air around us stills, the ornate white walls crashing down in a claustrophobic's worst nightmare.
"So," I can't help myself, I laugh at the strangled snort that exits his throat. I all but fall out of my seat, clutching my legs weakly. The position of my seat sends all my joyous song directly into Aeron's ear, but I doubt he notices.
The Prince of the Kingdom is bent over in silent laughter, clutching his stomach as he wheezes. His mouth opens and closes quickly, like a fish gasping for air.
"Be careful," I shout through strained breathing. "If you die I'll be sent to jail!"
As if I have sent a bullet through his mother, Aeron stills, laughter whisked away like a dying breath. He clears his throat and stands. I, an expert at reading rooms, let my laughter die out, eyes wide with concern. The silence hangs between us for a long moment.
"I have matters to attend to." He says finally, making for the door.
I stand, if only to do just that, but do not move towards him. He is a prince, and your are less than nothing. I sigh when the door swings shut. I am worth less than the shoe on his foot, less than the person who made it, and less than the fly a
The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:
Begin Start typing to begin
Prop Include a bangle bracelet
Words Reach 50 words
Event Your character laughs uncontrollably
Character A methodical building labourer
Letter Use the letter P
Words Reach 100 words
Event Someone goes to prison
Words Reach 200 words
Letter Use the letter V
Event An important deal falls through
Character An ambitious shoemaker
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