Adeo's View: "Six years, Adeo, only six years left!" Briar was nestled in the thick, high grass that speckled the river banks. I was silent; we'd been through this before, many times since her ninth birthday, last year. I settled down beside her, and gently touched her shoulder. "Well, that's okay. You'll meet your 'prince charming', then, so that's okay." My smile was weak.
Briar's View: I could feel the scowl etch itself across my face. "But I don't want some idiot prince who doesn't even know me! I'd rather sleep forever than-" I shot up. "I know! You could- why don't you….?" He looked, at the very least, surprised. "But I'm not-not a…. The King and Queen would despise me, for- for even hoping that I could ever…" And he trailed off, flushed, wringing his hands in agitation. I snorted. "They don't know you. Anyway, I don't think they'll care, if you manage to wake me. Please, promise?" He looked at the ground. "I'd fall asleep, too, you know. I'm on the castle grounds…" I glared "You're making excuses! You could run away, before my birthday." He sighed, not-quite defeatedly. "All right; I promise…" And that was how I got my 'prince charming'.
Queen Annalisa's View: My daughter is a contrary one, but I cannot help but be besotted with her, as is everyone else. Especially the little fisher boy, Marin's son; Adeo, I think he's called? They think I don't know…. Oh well. I was a commoner, once. So their biggest contesters shall be Edgar(my husband), a stubborn man. And the Elders will bicker endlessly about it. Squabbling fools… That is all these quarrelsomes are useful for, being nuisances to the Rulers.
King Edgar: Counting money is tiresome. I'd rather have bread, toasted with honey, straight from the oven. 1000,40000, 500000….Ugh. What debts. Oh, look, another foolish Elder, come to annoy me further. Whoever takes the throne next, they're in for a hassle.
Elder Eemon: I've just seen the princess, cavorting with a commoner. A commoner! Why must Royals be so contrary? Why can't they be grateful for what they have? Ugh. I think their only purpose is to make a mess for us Elder's to clean….