Andrei fell terribly sick after he was released from the well and had to spend a week in the hospital.
School resumed a week after new year but he couldn't go because he was recovering and he hated his father more for that.
His mother tried to get back in his good graces but he paid her no mind and just pretended as if they didn't exist. He never said a word when they talked to him and even when his father told him princess Arielle was going to attend Imperial Heights as well..he didn't spit and acted as if no one had spoken.
Finally!he was able to go back to school after Anna's mother gave the okay and cleared him.
"So.. we'll be classmates yeah?". Arielle asked him. They were on their way to school and Arielle was so excited that she could hardly sit still.
She'd been homeschooled all her life which meant that she had no friends her age that she could talk to so when her father told her that she could stay back in Mercia and attend school..she'd been over the moon.
Andrei said nothing and took out his phone to text Anna but Arielle snatched it from him when she realized that he was ignoring her.
"I asked you a question your highness. Arielle snapped. And you want to text your girlfriend?."
"My phone." Andrei bit out.
"No." She shook her head adamantly.
Andrei's phone rang and she checked who the caller was and her expression became stormy.
"Speak of the devil and she calls." She spat acidly.
Andrei clenched his fists and his nostrils flared. "I swear to God Arielle,if I miss that call..." He let his voice trail off on purpose.
Arielle threw his phone at him and earned a smack at the back of her head.
"Hey!". She cried.
"Idiot. He muttered and picked the call. "Hello babe." He greeted Anna with a huge smile on his face which shocked Arielle but she held her tongue.
"Hey handsome.". Anna chuckled. What are you doing?"
"I'm on my way to school. Andrei replied. You?".
Anna squealed suddenly surprising Andrei who leaned away from the phone. "You'll be in school today?!".
"Yes. Andrei laughed. Did you miss me that much?".
"Of course!. Anna exclaimed. This is a wonderful new year news!".
"I'm glad to be your source of entertainment princess. Andrei said. Are you still at home?".
"By Seven fifteen?. Anna asked incredulously.
"You never know. Andrei said.
"I'm with Lucy and Scott on the bus. Anna told him. I'll see you in school."
"Okay. Andrei grinned. Kisses."
Anna laughed. "Kisses." She hung up.
"Kisses?!." Arielle bristled. Kisses?!are you kidding me Andrei?I'm your fiancee!".
Andrei chuckled humorlessly. "Fiancee?. He scoffed. How delusional are you?".
"Your father said.."
"My father said..who cares what he said?. Andrei demanded cutting her off harshly. YOU ARE NOT MY FIANCEE."
Arielle flinched and tears pooled in her eyes but she didn't let them fall.
"The king's word is law Andrei." She reminded him.
"Fuck you,fuck the law and fuck the king." Andrei ground out.
"I could tell him you said that." She threatened.
"Or I could make you walk to school..you choose." He sent her a smile that didn't reach his eyes.
"You're evil Andrei Sebastiani." She said looking petulant.
Andrei smirked sardonically at her and looked out the window.
Andrei got to school ten minutes before the school bus arrived but he didn't go in and waited for the bus.
"Hey isn't that prince Andrei?". Lucy asked pointing in his direction when they alighted from the bus.
Anna looked and saw him leaning against the car and her eyes lit up.
"Andrei!!". She screamed in excitement and waved.
Andrei looked up from his phone and saw Anna waving and he waved back.
Anna ran to hug him and jumped on him wrapping her legs around his waist almost making him lose his balance but he didn't fall.
"I missed you so much Andrei." Her voice sounded muffled against his neck.
"Same here sweetheart. Andrei said as she got to her feet. He cupped her face in his hands and kissed her, immediately those around them started whistling and catcalling.
"This is a school your highness,not a place for inappropriate behavior." A teacher chastised them.
Andrei broke off the kiss and raised his head to glare at the teacher. It was his least favorite teacher Mrs Spencer.
"I'm only kissing my girlfriend Mrs Spencer, not fucking her in front of you." Andrei said.
The students gasped in shock and Mrs Spencer stared at him with her mouth open.
"There are flies around,don't let them get into your mouth." He drawled then put his arm around Anna's shoulder and led her away.
"Andrei that was not nice." Anna chided.
"I don't give a flying fuck about anything anymore princess." He rumbled.
He stopped walking to look down at her. He took her hands in his and kissed both her knuckles making her blush.
"Right now princess, you're the most important person in my life. Andrei informed her huskily. Never doubt that."
Anna nodded and they continued walking but she stopped short when she saw Arielle by the notice board.
"Isn't that Princess Arielle?." She asked. I thought you said she'll be gone by new year?". She looked up at him.
"Mitchell had other plans. He replied drily. She's staying."
"Now you call your father by his name?". She raised a questioning brow.
Andrei shrugged nonchalantly and said nothing.
"Oh Andrei." Anna sighed and shook her head sadly.