For some reason, as oppose to what they had agreed last night, General Cain wasn't able to visit the princess the next day. She only heard then from Erza that the general was hastily being sent back to the City of Olga again.
She admitted that she had expected him to come visit her, but the urgency of his mission was a relief for her. At least for now, she wouldn't have to worry about their awkward relationship and how she would answer his confession.
Weeks had passed uneventfully, but there was not a day when letters of invitation were sent to the mansion in request for the royals appearance with the princess in special mention. She however declined every invitation amidst being given the freedom by King Garlow to attend.
It was purely a temptation for her, but if the prince would still be the man to accompany her, then she might as well decline.
Being inside the mansion also was truly a difficulty for her.
Every turn in the hallways;every entrance to a room, she has to be vigilant of the prince's presence. Avoiding him would have been so easy, but surely enough, he was making it hard on her for the necklace was still in her possession.