“Are you excited?” Anya bounced.
Maegan chuckled “No not really, but you clearly are”
“I know, I know .. silly isn’t it. I saw Lorcan at Abel’s wedding but it seemed so set that father wasn’t going to let me marry him.. and now.. well now perhaps he will. Beside it never even entered my head till now to actually speak to him, I mean surely father nor Christopher can get upset if I speak to my own betrothed”
“As long as it’s only talking” Maegan giggled.
“Perhaps not only talking” Anya grinned impishly “Surely no-one can complain if I let my betrothed kiss me”
“Oh Anya your simply terrible”
“It’s not terrible, besides I might not let him I can’t even remember what he looks like.. he might be dreadful. He’s got dark hair I think, like Valdermar but shorter”
“Would your father make you marry him if you didn’t like him?”
“No I don’t think so” Anya grinned “I’m not important enough to worry about marrying well, besides he’s still looking for any excuse to shun the Baeumont’s”
“You fathers doing an awful lot of shunning everyone at the moment” Maegan laughed.
“Yeah well that’s because everyone’s stuck their heads so far up Gabriel’s ass no-one can see straight any more”
“Oh Anya” Maegan laughed “You can be so crude”
“You can thank my mother for that” Anya giggled “Oh but want about you? Tonight’s a far bigger night for you than it is for me”
“What’s so big about it, the coronation isn’t till tomorrow?” Maegan replied, hunting around for her hairbrush, she was certain on of the maids had packed it to take with her but she didn’t fancy rummaging though the cases. “besides im certainly not looking forward to that, im not even sure if my mother and Duncan will come”
“Not that … You and Chris of course!” Anya squealed clapping clearly excited enough for the both of them.
“Why what’s happening?” Maegan asked, ending the hunt for the brush to pay her friend more attention because she didn’t have a clue what she was talking about.
“Ugh!” Anya proclaimed as though it should have been obvious “You.. Chris .. one bed.. tonight at the castle”
“Oh Anya!” she huffed “Chris has made it clear that’s not happening.. besides we’ve shared before”
“Yes but it’s different now do you think?”
“Well you yourself said you think Chris is starting to see you as a woman, that there have been a few occasion’s when you think he wanted to kiss you. You’ve both sort of got over your fear of touching thing. I mean you snuggle up all cute now on the couch in the evenings and everything. Don’t you think now that your a little bit more ‘familiar’ then when your snuggled up in bed, your head on his chest.. his arms around you … things then might seem to be ‘quite natural’”
Maegan felt the colour drain from her face, she’d not seen it from that perspective at all. She’d only thought of it the way they’d shared the last time, him as far to the left as he could go and her as far to the right. Anya was right they had two nights together sharing a bed, tonight during the pre-celebrations and then tomorrow after the coronation after a few drinks Anya was right things might indeed seem ‘quite natural’.
Slumping down onto the couch “I hate you” she proclaimed playfully “I was perfectly fine and now i’m terrified again and its all your fault” Anya laughed but Maegan sat pondering the possibility’s for a moment. “Oh bother it” she decided, “I’m not worrying about it, every time I worry I get myself all upset and then nothing happens anyway, besides I have more important things to worry about”
“Oh Anya that new noblewoman and Jaedyn will be there .. I just don’t want to spend an evening with a room full of woman who’ve slept with my husband, its… humiliating” Maegan fretted.
“Jaedyn?” Anya queried. “Jaedyn’s slept with Chris?”
“Oh!” Maegan exclaimed suddenly realising her blunder, Anya knew about Christopher’s recent transgression but she’d not told her about Jaedyn. “Sorry.. don’t tell anyone…” she cringed.. “It was a long time ago”
“It must have been, Jaedyn’s been married a long time.. I mean Jaedyn’s older than Chris, she’s been married since….. “
Maegan watched Anya run though the calculations “Yes I know… she’s been married since well before Chris was even interested in girls… don’t tell anyone Anya please, I shouldn’t have told you you know how much trouble this would cause if her husband found out??”
“How did you find out?”
“Oh Anya don’t ask, it’s all terrible and your best just staying out of it just promise you won’t tell anyone Gabriel would be furious, he’d kill Jaedyn and he’d probably try and kill Chris it would ruin the family” Anya nodded seeming to understand “Thank you” Maegan smiled feeling a little relieved.
“I don’t know how you cope with him” Anya replied seeming angry “If Lorcan is the same way I just don’t know what I will do”