Prince Charming Not So Charming: Chapter 2
By KikiG on October 14, 2012
* See previous Post, Prince Charming Not So Charming, for the beginning of the story *
27 came barreling up the stairs, yelling profanities as she trailed from the basement, down the hallway and into my room. 25 made her way to my bedroom during this time as well, knowing that 27 would find us there. 27 steamed as she held her laptop, surrounded by an obvious fog of appalling shock. She sat on my chair, as I waited on my bed and 25 moved to the floor. We were silent, waiting for 27 to unravel her sudden burst of angst. She began to read an email, which was from Prince Charming Not So Charming himself. The email began with, “dearest 27, I write to you out of desperation”. I may not be an expert emailer, but I question if that was the best way to start a letter? The email was more than a frantic plea, seeping with absolute self-torment and hopelessness. He tried to start from the beginning, but it was clear that even the beginning included convoluted fabrications.The jest of his massive script was that he was currently in a relationship and was head over heels for this girl. He was also involved in that very relationship when he decided to heroically sweep 27 off of her lovely toes in Prague. His girlfriend had found some emails, sent between Prince Charming Not So Charming and 27, which caused a very heated argument and break-up, leaving the prince in quite a state of ruin. He did his best to convey to his girlfriend that it was all a grand misunderstanding, promising her that things were not quite as they seemed. The confessions continued in the email. Not only had he tried to convince his girlfriend that 27 was not a part of his life, Prince Charming Not So Charming panicked, concocting a bizarre tale, whereupon he said that they had met years ago in college, randomly reuniting in Europe and again, by chance, for a brief coffee during his visit in the fall. The stories that he assembled involved details from the unknown, which were heavy on a history that never happened. 25 and I sat there in shock as 27 kept saying “just wait”. Beyond the stories, false histories and blatant inventions, herein lies the true kicker of the email. Prince Charming Not So Charming begged 27 to corroborate with him, ultimately asking her to contact the now-ex-girlfriend and confirm the false testimony. He passed along her contact information, name and details that would make that exchange as easy as possible. He concluded the email with, “in doing this for me, all would be made right in the universe”. My bedroom went silent. What could be said? Where could thoughts go?
In true princess form, 27 was extremely elegant and classy in the situation. She kept herself guarded and did nothing to satisfy the longings of Prince Charming Not So Charming. Her contact with the ex was one sided on 27’s part, leaving a phone number with no details either way. Beyond the prince and his ascribed drama, 27 vowed to take care of herself and celebrate her summer without castles or longings for fairytales. How did she manage to accomplish that feat? Well, she booked a flight to the furthest place a prince would ever find her. 27 is currently in Siberia, enjoying her own happily ever after.
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