“Why do the assistants step over her instead of walking around?” Adanna whispered to Nahue.
“A Princess should never disgrace herself by doing something like this. For an assistant to walk around her is to admit she is not worthy to be a Queen. The Princess walks around so they will never in life step over a Queen.” Nahue said, loud enough for Gzifa to hear.
Adanna could see the logic in that.
“Princess! Do you mean I am a Princess?” Gzifa sat up and wiped away her tears.
“Princess Adanna do you want the whale with the spotted or jagged tail.” Nahue looks out onto the sea and Adanna’s eyes followed.
“Yes, the spotted one.”
The smacking of bare feet is heard off in the distance, two more Princesses walk by in very skimpy bathing suits, turning their attention towards Nahue.
“He is cute.” One said.
“Yes, but he’s an assistant.” The other giggled. Adanna’s heart hardens. She stood up to tell them a good piece of her mind.
“No, let it be. I’m an assistant and a cute one at that.” Nahue said drawing his laugh toward Gzifa. She began to laugh.
“Come on we have to change for dinner.” Nahue stood up and gave Gzifa his hand to help her up.
“I have nothing to change into. These are my best clothes. My bags were taken when we came onto the docks. All I’ve brought with me is my sewing machine.” Gzifa said. She points to the tattered bag.
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