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Please note: Just_Those_Christmas_Memories and I have no real experience with love, so we have to try to envision those feelings, which is a bit strange. We apologize if this is totally inaccurate. With that being said, we still hope you enjoy.

As Fate Would Have Us I Chapter Six

December 7, 2020


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    Akemia stopped walking and spun on her heel. Someone had purposely poisoned the Duke. She tiptoed back to the kitchen, only to see, “Chef Louis and Aunt Suzanne!she gasped, placing both her hands over her open mouth. 

    “Who?” Akemia watched through the slim crack in the door, as her beloved aunt leaned in toward Chef Louis. He then cupped her left ear and whispered something barely audible. 

    “....came in, stole the bottle... spilled… gardening and some other duties...covered up...with another...flowers,” she heard Chef Louis muffle. 

    She watched as her Aunt’s face lit up with surprise. “Are you sure?” cried Aunt Suzanne, no longer leaning in. 

    “Well, of course, I’m sure. I’m the royal head chef. I see everything that’s going on, everything,” Louis said, placing his hand on the wooden table, “Plus, there is no other person that could’ve done it.”

    “That is true,” Suzanne said, scanning the empty kitchen, “But, have you told anyone else?”

    “No. I did not and will not, except you,” Louis huffed, shaking his round head. 

    “Very well then. I must go now, thank you so very much, Chef Louis, for the information,” Suzanne said, taking her purse and heading towards the other exit. She bid him a wave, and disappeared down the dining room. 
Akemia’s heart raced. She couldn’t catch any of the person’s name, nor their physical appearance.She felt like fainting when someone caught her by her tiny waist, “Akemia!”

“Are you ill? Hurt? Do I need to call the royal doctor?” Chandler said, looking at Akemia from head-to-toe. 

    Akemia smiled, “No, Chandler, I am doing well. What are you here for at this mid-hour? Aren’t you to be finishing off your royal duties?” 
“Well, I am not quite done, but-” Chandler started, now holding Akemia’s left hand.

    “Well, then, Chandler, you better get going. No buts,” Akemia said, placing a finger on his lips.

    “Hmph, you don’t want to spend time with me?” Chandler pouted, a faint layer of pink on his white cheeks. 

    “No, not that. I just want you to finish earlier so I can spend more time with you at night,” Akemia whispered, touching Chandler’s warm rosy cheeks “I’ll be waiting for you.”
    Chandler blushed harder, his cheeks turning crimson red. “Alright then. I better get going. I wouldn’t want to keep you waiting,” Chandler said briskly, winking his left eye. 

    Akemia’s heart fluttered. She couldn’t help but fall for him. He was just so cute. She stood there for a solid minute, before heading up to her bedroom. There, she plopped on her cleaned bed and kicked off her heels. “I love him, no doubt. And I,... I will marry him, no doubt.” 

    She soon fell into a deep sleep, and woke up to find Yeva once again by her bed. Yeva gave her a new set of clothes with a personal note by Aunt Suzanne and left. Akemia read the note out loud, “Dear Honey, I chose this set of clothes just for you! I hope you love them! I can’t wait to see you wear this! Love, your dear Aunt Suzanne.”
Akemia looked at the set of folded clothes on her bed. The blouse was white, with colorful flowers lacing around the collar and an indentation around the waist. It was airy and short-sleeved. The pants were just simple skinny black leggings. 

    “Aunt Suzanne would have never let me wear colorful flower lacings, or just skinny black leggings.” Akemia thought as she picked up the set. But still, she wore the blouse and leggings and chose gold hoop earrings. She combed her waist-length hair, and tied it into a royal bun. She was still fixing her hair when someone knocked loudly on the door. 

    “Come in!” she said, a hairpin in her mouth. She looked in the mirror only to see Chandler standing with his hands behind his back. 
    “Hello, Akemia. I’m finally done with my work, so we can finally spend some quality time together.” Chandler smiled, his hands still behind his back. 

    Akemia grinned and finished up her hair, “Yes. Oh, and why are your hands behind your back?”

    “Is there a problem with putting my hands behind my back,” Chandler laughed. “Well, anyway, as I came here, I went to the jeweler and got you these new earrings. You probably have tons of pairs anyway, but this is the first from me,” Chandler said, placing the small silver box into the hands of Akemia. 

    Akemia untied the gold ribbon to see a pair of emerald teardrop earrings packaged perfectly in the tiny box. She smiled and walked towards Chandler. And for the first time, she gave him a hug. He welcomed her with open arms and took in her sweet jasmine scent. They stayed in that position for a little while before walking out to the balcony and sitting on the ground.  

    “I love you,”  Akemia said, leaning against Chadler’s broad shoulders. 

    “I love you more,” Chandler answered, placing his hand on Akemia’s shoulder. 

    “They’re such a sweet couple. It would be a shame to have them separate,” Queen Tilly said, peeking from outside, “Oh well, I should let them be because who knows what can happen in the future.” 

    Queen Tilly then left them alone, and began talking with her husband, King Benedict of Kariliea. 

    “Honey, could you imagine what would happen if we had to break this couple?” Queen Tilly said, sighing with happiness. But to her surprise, King Benedict only hummed in return. 

    “Huh? Benedict? Is there something wrong?”

    “Well, let me ask you this, Tilly. Do you know their marks? What if they aren’t meant to be? If I were to state the truth, my dear Tilly, I only really see a fake pair.” King Benedict said, placing Queen Tilly’s hand on his arm. 
Queen Tilly maintained silent for a while as they walked down the stairs. Meanwhile, Akemia and Chandler were staring out the stars, hand in hand. They shared stories, and smiles. Secrets and smirks. 

    “That was a funny story,” Akemia said, wiping off laughing tears off her eyelids. 
    “What do you mean? That was one of the most embarrassing events of my life!” Chandler said, smiling at Akemia’s sweet laughter. 

    “Oh I’m sorry. I couldn’t help laughing,” Akemia remarked, clearing her throat. 

    “It’s okay, also-” Chandler stopped talking. A mysterious sealed letter had landed on the balcony floor where they sat. 

    “Hm? A letter?” Akemia said, picking up the cream-colored envelope, “It’s from the Blessed.”

    Chandler stared at the letter, “That just means one thing: something is wrong.”


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  • Mespotz

    Ahhhhhhh part of me is so glad that I came late so I didn't have to wait for updates :D
    I can just read this.

    Also William x Akemia forever... ship name... Wikemia? Sounds like Wikipedia lol. But I sense a broken friendship coming; goodbye, William and Chandler. Also his sign's a turkey? Poor thing, I think Akemia's probably going to be a peacock or something lol

    24 days ago
  • Rachaelgrace

    For some reason I cannot find chapter 8 (insert sad face emoji) maybe my link is broken? Will you tell me when it is back, I am so excited to read it (insert excited face emoji haha)

    5 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender

    Re: thank you so much!! That means so much to me! Thank you for being amazing and such a good friend!! <333333

    5 months ago
  • ChimChim_1

    Re: YAAY!! XD :3

    5 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: :D

    5 months ago
  • Love, Rose

    this is stunning - wow

    5 months ago
  • beth r.

    re: aw thank you so much :)

    5 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender

    Re: yeah, there’s not much that I specifically want this year. Hopefully the next book in a series I’m reading!! (If I don’t get that, I got a gift card to the bookstore that my grandparents sent me for my birthday, so I’ll but it with that). I’m excited for my birthday though. It’s always fun. :)

    5 months ago
  • ChimChim_1

    Re: Awww thank you for your lovely comments.:3

    5 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender

    Re: XD I don’t really have any major tests coming up (just yet at least). I bet you’re excited for Christmas! Are you asking for anything specific?

    5 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender

    Re: hm, you just copied? Wow. But hey, that was prob easier!!!! And I’m well, thanks!!!!!! :) I’ll be remembering that yours is in May!!

    5 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender

    And I meant to ask about how your finals went?!

    5 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender

    Re: that’s fine! And aw, thanks, but so far it’s honestly not felt too much different. More responsibility, more feelings (yay *sarcastic*) Is your b-day soon?

    5 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender

    Re: awww! Thank you, thank you, thank you, and thank you again!! Yesss, 15......

    5 months ago
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    5 months ago
  • Fernweh

    re - glad you agree! what's more is that people even begin to put a filter on themselves in real life and become someone who they aren't, mostly because of peer pressure and popularity claims. in fact that is one of the reasons why i wrote that piece.
    anyways, thanks for the lovely comment!

    5 months ago
  • ChimChim_1

    Re: Thank you:3:3

    5 months ago
  • FantasyOtter12

    omg is that you as a kid :O ahhh

    5 months ago
  • Just_A_Memory

    Aw, you changed your pfp! Love it! <3

    5 months ago
  • ChimChim_1

    Re: Hello, this is ChimChim and Searching Astro. We just wanted to say thank you for your lovely comment, and that that topic will be used soon THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
    :3 :p

    5 months ago
  • ava09 (sorta back)

    rbfa,jdfs,hfkjz the SUSPENSE!!!!! you guys are killing me lmaoooo. i'm super invested and cannot wait for the next part!!

    5 months ago
  • that one rat from ratatouille

    re: i actually listen to practically every genre (except country. it just ain’t for me) but if i had to choose one i’d choose classical pop. so you can cry and dance at the same time :D

    5 months ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    AHHHH THIS IS SO INTERESTING! and tysm for the delivery and the comments! like you said, from 0-100+. thanks for being that first wonderful person.

    5 months ago
  • BlueWolf (Semi Hiatus)

    NOOOOOO!!!! I like them as a pair!!! :( King Benedict of Kariliea is crushing my dreams. However, I do like Duke William and Akemia as a pair too. But what will the Blessed decide??? This is fantastic, and I am so invested!
    This delivery service is awesome!!!! :)

    5 months ago
  • Stone of Jade

    this is great!! love the stocking delivery service--it made me laugh ;) so creative <33

    5 months ago
  • Deleted User

    Yay!! Love it!

    5 months ago
  • chasing sunsets

    Great chapter!!

    5 months ago
  • ChimChim_1

    YASSS, I really enjoy reading this.
    Re: Thank you

    5 months ago

    I love all the delivery messages, but I love this chapter mooooooreeeeeee..... XD good job guys!!!!

    5 months ago
  • Rachaelgrace

    Fantastic! I love the dialogue in this one. Also, you should make a collection of your comments to let us know the next one is out! They're so funny and sweet. :)

    5 months ago
  • AliMuscles04

    Ooooh Imma go check out the others soon!

    5 months ago
  • FantasyOtter12

    Lol again another great chapter and another imaginative delivery service XD

    5 months ago