"Honey! Come here!" I heard my mom call.

I walked in the room and sat across my mom and my dad.

"So, we know how important your education is and we know you can't concentrate much here." My mom started.

I nodded at this.

"We decided that you can decided where you want to study. You can study in any country you want to." My dad said.

"What?" I asked, surprised. "So I can study in the North Pole if I wanted?"

"If you're sure, then yes." My mom said.

"I was kidding. Can I study in the United States?" I asked.

"Yes, of course you can." Mom and Dad said.

"In fact, we have a house in a small town in Vermont. It's where I used to live, before I moved here." Mom said.

"Can I stay there?" I asked, smiling.

"Of course you can! Maria's going with you, though. So you have something from here. And you can bring anything you want."

"Really? That's very nice!" I said.

"Okay. So, we're going to get you a credit card that's used in the United States so in case you need or want something, you have something to use. And, Maria gets one too, so you don't have to buy anything for the house."

"Thank you so much, Mom and Daddy!" I said. I got up and hugged them both.

"And, school starts in September so you leave for the States in a month, okay?"

"Yes, of course." I said, smiling.

"Okay. Go to bed now. Now that everything's settled." Mom said. "Good night, honey."

I went up to my room and lied down on my bed.

So, you're probably wondering who we are. My name is Marie Lauren Sophia Johnson Williams. My mom's Pauline Michelle Johnson and my dad's Michael Lewis Williams. They are the king and the queen of a small country in the tip of Europe, so that makes me the princess.

I din't want to study in my hometown because everyone knows who I am and everyone knows I'm a princess. I want to go somewhere where know one knows me and I want people to like me for who I am and not for because I am a princess.

Maria walked into the room and smiled at me: "Hey, chika. I heard about the US."

"Yes! I'm so happy you're coming with me!" I said, hugging her.

"Oh, chika. I wouldn't have it any other way." She said, returning the hug.

"I'm scared, though. What if I can't do it?" I asked.

Maria sat down beside me. "Oh, chika. You can do it. You were able to do it when you were four years old when you became royalty. Of course you can do it, now that you're seventeen years old."

I smiled at her. "Will it be weird that I am a year younger than everyone else?"

"No, of course not. It will show them that age doesn't matter because you can carry the responsibilities of a Senior and a princess. Even if they don't know." Maria said, smiling.

"Thank you, Maria, for everything." I said, smiling.

"You're welcome, Chika. Now, good night." Maria said, giving me one more hug.

I returned the hug and went to sleep.