Julia was heading down the castle corridor when she saw someone new. He was very handsome and caught her eye.
She stopped him and started up a conversation.
"Hi, I haven't seen you here before. Whats your name?" she asked him.
"My name is Derick, I came here to work in the stables." he replied.
As time went on, she became really close to Derick. She was always left alone at the castle and James had his own things that he liked to do. He would sleep during the days and vanish into the nights.
She couldn't resist one day when they were alone and kissed him when she knew no one was watching.
"You're betrothed to marry James." he stuttered out.
"I know but I don't want him, I want you." she replied.
"If we get caught, we would be in so much trouble." he said tensely.
"No one will find out, I know what I'm doing." she replied and kissed him again.
James prepared his horse like he always did at dark. He then headed out for a ride.
He arrived at Amelia's house and threw the pebble at her window to get her attention to let her know he was there.
Amelia walked over to the window to see James waiting for her. She called quietly down to him to come up to her room.
He climbed through the window and into her room.
"Oh I have missed you all day. All I could do was wait for the night to come so I could see you. I hate being apart from you." James told Amelia.
"I have missed you too." she replied and smiled at him.
But before she could get another word out James kissed her. It was their first kiss since they were kids. It had so much passion in it that it made Amelia weak at the knees.
This took Amelia by surprise. She grabbed his shoulders to steady herself.
"I wish we didn't have to hide our love like this. It kills me to even be in the same room with Julia. And to think they want me to marry her!" he told Amelia, instantly outraged.
"You're not going to are you?!" she asked now a bit panicked.
James hesitated, then responded.
"I will do my best not to. I don't want to ever hurt you. You are my heart, my existence." he whispered to her, trying to reassure her.
The morning was coming and he knew he had to leave. Amelia hugged him tight, never wanting to let him go.
"I wish you could stay. I hate that you have to leave me." she told him, fighting back tears.
"I will be back. Look at the ring I gave you to keep me close to your heart." he replied.
"You know I love you with all my heart. I will cherish every moment we share. And one day, we will be together and the whole world will know it." he told her with confidence.
"I can only hope that it happens very soon." she replied.
Then James mounted his horse and headed off before the sun came up.
Amelia headed up to her room to take a nap, since she had been up all night with James, when Beth came into the room.
"I know what you have been up to. No one else knows. They are asleep when he comes here. Please, Amelia be careful. I can not stress this enough to you. Don't get caught or it will be the both of us in that dungeon." Beth told Amelia in a stern tone.
James finally made it home and crashed on his bed. He didn't even bother to take his shoes off. He would be out for a long time before he would wake up again.
Julia knew this and told Derick to meet her in her room. They laid on the bed together and chatted for a long time.
Julia couldn't resist anymore. She was getting all this attention from Derick and had never been in love before. She pulled off her dress and laid down beside him.
Without thinking that anyone could walk in on them, he kissed her softy on her neck.
"If they catch us, it will be treason and they will hang us both or worse." he told Julia.
"I don't care, I can't be without your touch. Besides, James will be asleep and I spend the days here all alone." she told him as she closed her eyes and pulled him down to her.