Chapter 2 : June

Why? I knew there had to be another reason. Something he wasn't telling me. He was about to say something, but he stopped. Then he told me to take the job. To become princeps.

But I couldn't bring myself to do it. I couldn't give Anden a reply. What if Day changed his mind and came back for me? I doubted that. Only in my dreams. I wonder if he misses me as much as I miss him.

Princeps was the best opportunity I'd ever had in my life, but I couldn't take it. I knew Anden had feelings for me. But I would never feel the same. What would the republic think of that? The last princeps turned into Mrs. Primo, the elector's wife. The thought of marrying Anden made me gag. I just couldn't.