Warning! This is an Author X Reader. Meaning this is Me X You. I am so sorry for this.
Go into the palace and/or tower, fight all of the bad guys and save the Princess. That’s pretty much standard in saving a Princess. I’ve never saved a Princess before, I haven’t really fought much either. But, my friends can be very persuasive.
They said that the rumor goes that this is one of the prettiest Princesses, they also said that the only reason they are making me go is so I can be their human shield. Well, isn’t that just nice?
Approaching the castle in what’s left of the sun, we all stay out of sight in between the trees and behind boulders. We don’t know what or whom we will exactly encounter in this castle. All we know is that there may be a Princess in there that needs to be saved… ‘may be’, and ‘needs’ are pretty big key words in this situation.
I turn to my comrades and am about to ask what they think our course of action should be, when my red-headed friend –Aaron- begins screaming and running towards the doors. I glance at the others, only to see the 2 brothers –Daren and Daniel- do the same. It’s only 3 of us behind this boulder now.
I look towards them in question; they sigh and shake their heads at our crazy companions.
“Do you want to wait until those doofus’ are taken care of and then make our move? Or…” I trailed off. “Let’s just go in and see if we can slip by. You were supposed to be the distraction, but I think that position has just been taken.” My bulky and bald friend –Elijah- laughs quietly as he pats me on the back.
I chuckle awkwardly before all 3 of us head toward the castle. Being quick, but quiet; we slip into the castle and through some hallways before hearing fighting in a room at the end of the hall. We peek into the room, to see our 3 comrades fighting some men dressed in armor. There are 2 other armored men on the ground, either dead or unconscious.
We decided we’d let them do their thing as we slip up the stairs and quietly looking into each room. Looking into a room, I find it’s a bedroom. It has a pretty expensive looking bed, a wardrobe, and you’re other standard bed-room items. But alas, no Princess.
We’ve looked through about 15 rooms already, only to find you’re average rooms.
We come to a corner, and I peek down the hallway, the coast is clear. I head down it with the other 2. There are at least 20 more doors down this hallway, but there is one large set of doors at the end. I look at the others to see them peeking into separate rooms.
Without telling them, I head towards that end door. Logically speaking –and stereotypically speaking- the Princess should probably be in this room.
Slowly opening the door, I peek inside. There is a large wardrobe, and a large bed. I open the door a little more to see a table and a chair. Then revealing a girl sitting at the table reading a book. She looks up at me, noticing the movement. She smiles slightly and closes the book, placing it gently on the table.
“Hello” she greets.
I enter fully, and uncertainly bow before greeting her back “Hello, Your Majesty.”
She giggles before standing “No need to bow, and I’m not a Queen you know?”
I straighten myself out and I can’t help but notice that she is quite pretty. She has short dark brown hair that curves just under her chin, with soft side-swept bangs right above her thin and straight eyebrows. She looks just about my age, if not possibly younger. Her dark brown eyes shine with sweet kindness and happiness. Her dress is modest and nothing too extravagant, blue is the main color. It definitely complements her eyes.
“Are you done staring?” She asks with a small smile. I quickly answer with a blush on my face “I didn’t mean to stare your highness!” She just giggles cutely covering her mouth with the back of her hand. “So, I suppose you are here to ‘save’ me?” She asks stepping closer towards me, stopping less than 2 feet away. “Yes your Highness.” I answer trying to regain my confident composure -Did I even have any to begin with? Oh dear, I hope so.
“Can you tell me your name? Dear knight and shining armor?” She asks with a bit of dramatics in the last bit. “(Y/N), Your Highness.” She hums in response, looking me up and down. “Is there others with you (Y/N)?” She asks as she tilts her head to the side. “Yes, I’m with 4 other men.”
Just then all 4 of my comrades burst into the room frantically yelling for me, pushing me forward and into the Princess. Which pushes her onto the bed, with me practically pinning her down in a very compromising position. All four of my comrades immediately shut up as soon as they see me, pinning the Princess on her bed. I look down at the Princess; her eyes wide and her face flushed.
One of my comrades –Larry- coughs awkwardly. Before Elijah starts panicking “What in the world are you doing to the Princess, (Y/N)!?!?!??” The Princess squeaks and kicks her feet lightly from being flustered. I quickly get off of her and turn towards them. “It’s not what it looks like!”
Aaron –who is all bruised and bloody- steps forward “Like hell it isn’t!” The Princess stands up next to me “It-it really isn’t!” “Well, if the Princess says so, then it must be so.” Elijah rubs the back of his head.
Larry steps forward towards the Princess, “If you are the Princess, and it wasn’t what it looks like… then.” He jumps in front of her before kneeling on the ground, grasping her hand and looking into her eyes longingly “My name is Larry my Princess. Your handsome, charming and romantic Knight!” He then flips his hair with his free hand.
“Uhhhhh” The Princess said awkwardly, trying to break her hand away, “I-I’m flattered all of you worked so hard to save me! It’s much appreciated! But…”
“But?” All of us pushed.
“I… didn’t really /need/ saving.” She said looking down embarrassed.
Everyone went silent.
“I don’t feel so well.” Aaron said before falling face-first onto the carpeted floor. The Princess gasped. “Don’t worry he’ll be okay. He ran into the castle first.” I reassured her. “Hmmn” She nodded, still obviously worried for him.
“A-Anyway, what is all of your names?” She asked breaking the silence. “My name is Elijah, Your Highness!” He stated proudly. “We are Daren and Daniel!” The brothers exclaimed.
“You already know my name, m’lady. The handsome, talented savior: LARRY!” He struck an odd super-hero pose.
I gesture towards the man on the ground “This bloke is Aaron.”
The Princess smiled “It’s a pleasure to meet you all! I guess I should introduce myself too; my name is Isabella-Jean, Princess of my Kingdom. If you wish, you can call me Isabella instead of all of the formalities! You all are very brave and strong to have made it through my guards! They aren’t your run-of-the-mill guards!” She chuckled with some astonishment.
“Oh, it really was nothing Princess Isabella” Elijah smiled and rubbed the back of his head proudly. “HEY! You didn’t do anything! Don’t be so arrogant!” Daren hit Elijah on the back of his head. Isabella giggled covering her mouth with her hand. She was becoming quite fond of the group already!
Holding her hand as we stroll through the garden together. She goes to a bunch of carnations, plucking a pink one before putting it behind my ear. I chuckle as she giggles and jumps in place childishly. With my free-hand I gently caress the side of her face. Her face instantly becoming red.
“I love you Isabella,” I say loud enough for her to hear.
She smiles, “I love you too (Y/N).”
I lean in and meet her lips with mine, before I wake up with a start.
Looking up at the ceiling, I sigh. This is the 3rd time in a row. It is only a dream. I run my hand through my hair before looking down to see Isabella cuddling me, fast asleep. I smile and kiss her head before wrapping my arm around her and contently fall back to sleep.
: Doofus: would the plural be doofuses, doofus', doofusi, or doof? I don't know, but I went with doofus'.