WeWriWa—Room upgraded

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Welcome back to Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday, weekly Sunday hops where writers share 8–10 sentences from a book or WIP. This week’s scene immediately follows last week’s, as Arkadiya Gagarina has received a ride back to her hotel at the end of an extremely memorable, unbelievable day. She believes the incredulity of this day has finally come to an end, but there are several more surprises in store.


“Your Majesty!” the receptionist gasped. “To what does my humble hotel owe the honor of your imperial presence?”

“I’m just escorting a petitioner home so she won’t get attacked in the dark.  Did you know this woman is a morganatic princess?  As long as she’s here, I want her room upgraded to something properly befitting a princess.  In fact, don’t even bill her for her stay.  I’ll be paying for everything.”

“This isn’t necessary!” Arkadiya protested. “I consider myself a commoner, not a princess.”


15 comments on “WeWriWa—Room upgraded

  1. chellecordero says:

    Okay, I admit, I had to look up the term morganatic. It’s intriguing that the Monarch is determined to treat her royally and she is determined to be treated as a commoner. Your research into the history of the period must be fascinating.
    (PS: hope you had a Good Shabbos)


  2. Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    Oh but he clearly thinks of her as one. lol Loved the snippet and how he wants to take care of her. Sweet.


  3. She must feel like Cinderella right now. Aleksey is such a sweetie- I have a feeling she’d better get used to the treatment!


  4. What a wonderful shock to be treated as such 🙂


  5. I’m so enjoying the story and I love the Cinderella aspects with the princess, not to imply you’re telling a fairy tale but there are some very pleasant aspects. Wonderful snippet as always!


  6. Yep, like Veronica, I think there’s a “Cinderella” feel to their budding attraction. Good snippet, Carrie-Anne!


  7. P.T. Wyant says:

    I’m really intrigued and want to know more about her back story.


  8. I get why she’s having issues… but what he says, goes. He says she’s a princess, she is one!


  9. Ed Hoornaert says:

    It must have cost you a FORTUNE to rent costumes and vehicles and pay actors to pose for your photos. 😉


  10. siobhanmuir says:

    Sometimes it’s all in who you know. Great snippet, Carrie-Anne. 🙂


  11. They could treat me like a princess if they wanted to. It would be a shock to see the emperor in your establishment.


  12. Eden says:

    I get the feeling that Aleksey is enjoying his moment magnanimity, but… she is used to a different lifestyle. Eventually she will have her way with him and ensure that he starts controlling himself. 😀


  13. I think he likes her a lot.


  14. jtsuruoka says:

    That’s quite the introduction he gives her. Her response to it is telling about her character. Nice work!


  15. Modesty… Always an interesting trait in rulers. I’m intrigued.


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