Their gazes met across a crowded room and, just like that, they tumbled into love. A prince, he made her feel like a queen.
"Why now?" she wondered. "Why not last month before my wedding?" She hadn't believed in true love, thinking it fairy tale stuff, so she'd vowed to honor and cherish a kind and gentle man, a dear friend.
"Will you come away with me?" the prince asked. "For a weekend, a year, an eternity?"
She twisted the gold band around her finger, her heart breaking.
"I love you. I always will. But I have promises to keep."