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Friday, June 28, 2013

Sweet Saturday Sample: Wedding Reception 3

Welcome to Sweet Saturday Sample.  After you check out my sentences you can go to and read more from other participating authors.  I'm picking up today at Alan and Morgane's wedding reception.  Morgane has just asked for a favor. Alan speaks first.

Forced by his father into a marriage he didn’t want, Prince Alan soon finds that his bride isn’t the sweet, submissive creature he expected. Morgane has the heart of a dragon and beauty beyond compare, but she isn’t thrilled about the marriage either. When black treachery threatens the kingdom, Morgane and Alan embark on a perilous journey that has an excellent chance of ending in failure and death for them and all of their people.
"If it is within my power to grant, I will do it."

"Tell my father that Edana should stay with me. I do not

want her to return to my father's kingdom. As she has no family of

her own, she is willing to stay with me."

Alan nodded. "I can do that. It probably makes little

difference to your father anyway."

╩║Thank you."

Alan waited for a break in the conversation between Maccus

and his father before making his request. "King Maccus, if it is no

bother, I would appreciate it if you would allow my wife's servant

to stay here to attend her. Settling into a new place is easier when

you have a familiar face around you."

King Maccus did not seem to care either way. "Certainly she

may stay."

Alan inclined his head. "I appreciate your generosity." He

turned to his father. "Princess Morgane and I will now retire for the


"Good, good." The king patted Alan's shoulder and beamed

at him. Ha! His father was probably already counting his



Patricia Kiyono said...

Such a good guy! I like Prince Alan.

jeff7salter said...

Nice scene.
but why is Alan asked to convey the question to the King?
How come the other guy doesn't just inquire for himself?
Wondering if he wants to insulate himself from that decision for some reason.