This story is a spin-off of Prince and Snow Redux. Rose White is heir to the throne of Windenburg. There have been many young men who seek to be her suitor and attempt to win the heart and hand of the young princess (AND the right to sit at her right hand as King). A plan was made that would give each young man a fair shot at this quest. Join us as we see the plan unfold. You dear reader will be asked along the way to have your input into these proceedings so keep watch 🙂
“I know .. I know Claudia! I just have been so busy getting ready for daddy’s benefit concert. I promise to get to that list this week.” Rose White pleaded with her lovely but highly efficient personal assistant.
“Princess all the suitors have been vetted by Officer Thies and his majesty. There are 24 on the list. Now it is up to you to screen them and decide who will go forward. We hope to begin the face to face meet ups after the first of the year. As soon as you give me the names I will make the arrangements.” With determination, Claudia handed Rose White a tablet. “The young men have submitted videos introducing themselves and answered some questions that we thought you might want to ask.” Recognizing Claudia’s friendship and devotion the princess smiled. “Thank you Claudia for all that you have done for me in this. I value your assistance. You are correct, now that my baby brother Thomas is in school it is time for me to get busy fulfilling my promise.” Claudia replied, “It has been my joy to serve you. If you have any questions just call me and I will do my best to get you an answer.”
With that Claudia left the Princess alone to “meet” the prospective suitors.
Prince has been devoted to perfecting his concerto. He spends many hours in practice. Even though he is quite accustomed to being in front of large crowds he would have to admit that this concert to benefit Windenburg’s waterfront has him a bit unnerved.
The night of the benefit concert finally arrived and Prince was in TOP form. His performance in front of the packed house brought thunderous applause. Snow beamed with pride as she watched her beloved pour his heart on in his music. Had his destiny not been to be king she knew he would have found his joy on stage passionately making magic happen with his piano.
The crowd surged forward as Prince descended the stage. Many notables were in the audience. The famous clothing designer Duchess Matilde was one such in attendance. The regal grande dame praised the efforts of Snow and Prince. She too felt passionate about preserving the waterfront! “Thank you so much. It has been a pleasure and I hope my humble effort will be beneficial. My mother was very fond of your designs,” Prince said changing the subject with an ever so slight bow. Duchess Matilde was visibly flattered. “Your saintly mother found me when I was just a young woman starting out. She was an encouragement to me and I loved her dearly.”
Prince smiled and for a moment seemed to be gazing at something far off in the distance. “I do believe that she even wore one of your lovely frocks to my wedding.” The Duchess laughed, “Your memory is quite good your majesty. That was a very long time ago.”
The music was enchanting and there was love in the air that night. Bruno in typical charming fashion had Rose Red all a flutter.
Joaquin got the nerve to talk to Princess Violet. Violet did NOT seem into it at first but …
Joaquin has his ways. Don’t worry though Uncle Chet is on the job! Keeping a tight eye on this one!
Even Alexander Goth finally got a princess to turn her head his way. Looks like she kind of likes it too. Hey Rosie and Bruno get off the tweetie!!
OH and what do we have here .. the Duchess’ nephew Mike seems a bit taken with Princess Rose White. He has captured her attention all evening (much to the annoyance of Malcolm Landgraab who has seated himself behind her in order to be at the ready when there was a lull in the conversation .. does not seem as though there was one).
Although Snow and Matilde are deeply immersed in their fashion discussion the attentions of her nephew has not gone unnoticed to Auntie. The duchess is a clever woman and quickly devises a plan. She addresses Snow, “In a few weeks I am showing my Spring Line. I would love to have you and the princesses as guests.” “Sadly, I will have to decline for myself and the triplets. We will be staying at our holiday retreat until school resumes after the new year begins … but Rose White will be back to attend to place business and I am certain she would love a break from her duties,” Snow laughed. Even better thought the clever Auntie.
Christmas day and the family retreats to their home in Weihnachtsdorf. A quiet family holiday celebration was exactly what they all needed.
(guess who she is calling … YES Andrew Goth … they actually have a sliver of pink in their romance bar)
(and NO one doubts where her thoughts are)
The arrival of Santa closed the day (after all but Snow and Prince had retired of course) … the jolly old elf enjoyed a quick repast of sumptuous Christmas goodies and and some lively conversation. Afterwards he got straightaway to his work. Then off he dashed to continue his rounds …
… but I heard him exclaim as he drove outta sight .. Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!
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Christmas Town by Anchesenamon
While augmented a bit, this cute little amphitheater is the base build for the concert venue
For those interested in the Winter Mod .. here is the link