Chapter 22 Promises
- The moonlight strode gracefully through the night, lighting up the rising path and highlighting her features, making her even more beautiful. She was already the most beautiful person for him but standing on the balcony with her by his side and the moon shining brightly in the night sky made her glow even more. He's been admiring her beauty the entire time she's been looking at the moon. Her slightly parted luscious lips, her hazel eyes glowing under the moonlight, and her long red hair flowing gracefully with the soft breeze took his breath away. He was stunned when one of the workers' mind linked him, informing him that the room was ready for them. When she placed her hand hesitantly on his, the simple touch sent tingles through his body, he knows she felt it too. He escorted them out of the room and into his home office. She assumed he was taking her to his office, but he came to a halt outside the door just beside his office. He opened the door, and the contents inside made Ariel stare in awe at him and the room. He simply smiled and led her into the room. She hasn't been here before, but she knows this room was recently renovated. The walls were a light gray color, and they were covered with the paintings that had been destroyed in her studio. It was filled with art supplies, canvases, a working table made out of wood, and the studio was all decorated with lovely lights and a few green plants here and there to make it look fresh. One of the walls was demolished and replaced with glass, providing a view of the woods and mountains overlooking a beautiful lake. There were a few more mahogany furnitures, which contrasted nicely with the gray wall and colorful paintings. She moved closer to the paintings and lightly traced them with her fingers; the tears were barely visible and they appeared new. He kept his promises, recovering all of the destroyed paintings, and what made her even happier was that he considered providing her with a lovely art studio. She smiled to herself and turned around to see a tense Prince. He said as he rubbed his neck.
- "I tried to replicate your studio with a new feel, at first I wanted to replicate it but then I thought maybe a few changes would be nice, and it's okay if you don't like it, you can change it back to look like your previous studio." Her expression was ambiguous, and he couldn't tell if she liked it or not. For the first time in a century, he was nervous; she made him feel emotions he didn't even know he had. She took a few steps towards him and smiled as she stood directly in front of him. She gave him a genuine smile for the first time since he brought her here.
- "It's beautiful, thank you," she said, kissing his cheek. He stood there trying to process the fact that she actually liked it and not just that she kissed him on the cheeks as she turned back to check out all the supplies and her paintings. He had no idea that a simple act of admiration from her would make him so giddy inside. He saw a new spark in her eyes as she looked around the studio and he went closer to her. She felt him coming closer but she didn't mind, she still can't believe someone actually kept a promise made to her, and not only he recovered the paintings he gave her new studio. For the first time in all this year, someone actually thought about and did something for her. She didn't know that such a small act from him would make her so happy. Happy! She is happy for the first time in all this year she was actually feeling somewhat happy. He was just behind her admiring the painting more like admiring the artist when she asked