"Stand taller Dahlia. Head held higher Dahlia. No slouching Dahlia. Don't play with your food Dahlia. Where are you manners Dahlia? Say yes ma'am or no ma'am Dahlia. You must be a good proper young lady Dahlia."

Since I was 7 this was my life, Dahlia this and Dahlia that. I attend England's most prestigious academy for princesses, ladies, baronesses, duchesses, and countesses, Ladies of the Royal Court Preparatory. I'm now 15 and coming of age to be labeled as either princess, lady, baroness, duchess, or countess. The coronation was only a mere months away and the preparatory was bustling. "Dahlia! Stop daydreaming and begin working on your posture." Lady Bennet of York says sternly.

"Yes ma'am." I say placing a set of books on my head and walking about the room in my heels with the other girls Lacey bumps into me and I take a deep breath as our books topple off our heads. "Excuse me, I'm sorry." I apologize letting a hint of sass into my voice.

"Well, pay attention next time Dahlia!" Lacey snaps fixing her hair.

"Lacey! Ladies do not yell at each other." Lady Bennet says calmly.

"Of course Lady Bennet. I'm sorry." Lacey apologizes and glares at me. We continue our posture class for another hour before Lady Bennet dismisses us to go eat lunch.

"Dahlia! Did you hear about the new student at Lords?" Alexandra, my best friend, chirps coming out of her proper etiquette class. Lords of the Royal Court Preparatory was the school for princes, lords, barons, dukes and counts. Lords was the boys half of our preparatory. The two schools are on the same campus and are the same but they separate boys and girls for two reasons. One: Boys and girls classes are completely different. And two: It would keep us from being distracted.

"No, is he cute?" I ask curious about this new boy.

"Cuter than Cameron," she smiles and I grin alone with her.

"So, you've seen him." I conclude.

"Yep! Well, I've seen his picture. I won't actually see him until tomorrow when the boys from Lord's come here." she frowns.

"Al, I've been here for eight years. I know they come every first monday of every month. Especially since it' almost christmas and they always visit for a christmas [arty and gift exchange."

"Oh right, we are having a school field trip to London today. Afternoon classes are cute short." Alexandra smiles.

"Oh, yay! No dancing with Lady Antoine!" I cheer. We walk down and sit with Antoinette, Mona, Anne and my older sister Amilia.

"Alright, no one tell her! I'm going to sit with my friend." Lila says before leaving.

"What?" I ask as everyone looks at me curiously.

"You don't know?" Antoinette asks me.

"Know what?" I ask. They all smile at me, leaving me out of the loop.

"We aren't allowed to tell you. Should we? Or should we not?" Mona and Anne, the twins, contemplate.

"Tell me!" I beg even though I know the I would get an hour long lecture on how ladies should not beg if Duchess Lucretia saw me.

"We can't, we simply won't." the twins giggle.

"You know gossiping isn't ladylike, I ought to tell your mother Countess Sandra." I say, "Oh look there she is now."

They look at me scared, their mother would give them a good 2 hour long lecture and if they fell asleep they would receive and another hour long lecture for. "Tattle tales aren't fun." Mona pouts.

"Fine, but you didn't hear it from us." Anne says.

"I can agree to that." I say.

"Any of us, Dahlia. Not just the twins." Alexandra says gesturing to her and the other three girls.

"I know." I say taking a small bite out of my salad.

"The new boy at Lords is Robert."

I choke," Robert? My Robert, Robert Keohane?"

"Oh, great. Ruin the surprise." Lia says returning back to our table.

"He, he left though." I stutter, "When we were 10. He moved. He moved to Windsor, leaving me here."

"Dahlia, he didn't have choices at the time. He was only 10, his mom and dad died." Lia says putting a hand on my shoulder.

I shrug her hand off and stand up, "I don't feel good, tell Nurse Hana I'll be in bed."

"Dahl, he didn't mean to leave!" Lia yells after me as I half walk half run to my dorm room. I reach it as tears spill from my eyes, I fall on my bed in a sobbing mess. I kick off the 3 inch heels that were part of our uniforms and hug my pillow to my chest. Robert was my best friend since I was four, we shared every secret, when the rest of the world walked out on me, he walked in. Then he left and my world was dull and colorless. Everyday was a drag and people irritated me. I distanced myself when he left and now he was back. After five years Robert Keohane was back in my life and I would have been thrilled if I were still a 10 year old girl but, I was fifteen and hated him for leaving me in this hell hole. I spent the rest of the afternoon in my dorm until someone knocks on the door.

"Who is it?" I choke out.

"Lady Bennet, may I come in Dahlia?" she asks. Leave it to Lady Bennet to be proper even to a person who was an emotional wreck.

"Yes ma'am." I sniffle and she opens the door. She enters quietly and then shuts the door again as I fix my uniform which composed of a black pinstriped black ruffled white button-down top and navy blue skirt.

"Dear, you don't have to compose yourself. I heard about Robert, is that why you've been up here all afternoon?"

"Yes ma'am." I manage before sniffling.

"He came into your life by accident, am I correct?" she asks and I nod. Robert had accidentally walked into our Manor, mistaking it for his own manor next door. I was in the yard and playing with Jopie, my English Shepard when he turned to me.

"Why are you in my yard?" he asks.

"This is my yard!" I state with my four year old sass.

"No! It's my yard!"

"No! This is my manor and my dog Jopie! See, I have proof!" I grin and show off a missing tooth.

"Oh, I'm sorry. My manor must be next door than." he says.

"Hi, my names Dahlia Hanasen." I say holding Jopie in one arm and holding the other out for him to shake.

"My name is Robert. Robert Keohane. But, I don't shake girls hands. Girls have cooties!" he laughs.

"No we don't!" I argue back but laugh too. Then his mom comes over to call him home. That day I decided I was going to marry Robert. Crazy little girl dreams.

"I decided I was going to marry him that day. I was a foolish little girl." I say wiping away the last of my tears.

"Maybe not Dahlia. Do you think he came back here on purpose?" she asks sitting down on the edge of the bed.

"No ma'am."

"Then why do you think he came back? Surely he has his reason Dahlia." she asks.

"I don't know."

"Then answer this Dahlia, did he want to leave?"

"No, he had to his mom and dad died in a car accident." I sigh.

"So he didn't leave on purpose. He's trying to come back into you're life on purpose."

"Maybe, but he might just be back to court a princess."

"You're a princess dear. Have you ever heard the quote 'There are people who come into your life by accident but stay on purpose'?"

"Yes, my mother used to tell me that when I was 10 and Robert had just left."

"So you're familiar with it. Robert came into your life on accident but he's made it a priority to try and stay. Or in this case come back into it. Give him a chance." she says.

"I'll try Lady Bennet." i give weak smile.

"Good, now do you plan on joining us for our trip out of Sunningdale and into London? We'll be back tomorrow morning around 5 in the morning. Of course we take the charter bus and its an hour long trip with out the traffic."

"Yes ma'am."

"Well, go put on your shoes and coat. Then report to the foyer. We'll provide pillow and blanket. Of course don't forget money to buy christmas gifts." she says before standing and leaving.

As soon as she leaves the room Victoria burst in and starts to dig around in her trunk for money. I redo my make up and pull my peach colored twill trench coat. I make my way down to the foyer and join my friends as we wait for the bus. The snow is falling fast and our bare legs have goosebumps. The bus finally arrives and we all surge forward not wanting to wait any longer in the cold snow. Alexandra and I find seats next to each other and collapse into them shivering from the U.K. winter chills. Lady Bennet comes by with a pile of blankets and give us each one blanket, followed by Lady Antoine who hands out pillows. Alexandra and I tuck the blanket around our legs ad look out the window towards the boys side of the campus. They're playing in the snow, then I catch a glance of unmistakable brown hair and blue eyes, Robert. "I see Robert." I say.

"So, you do still like Robert." Alexandra smiles.

"Just a little. But look at him, who wouldn't?" I mumble. He's wearing skinny but slightly baggy uniform pants and a Navy blue blazer with a white button and a knit navy blue scarf wrapped around his neck.

"I know, I would marry him in a heartbeat." she says. He gets hit with a snowball and bursts out laughing from what it seems.

"Alex! That's my best friend since I was four!" I hiss.

"Admit it Dahlia you love Robert and you're jealous every other girl here is soon going to have her sights set on him." she says. I restrain myself from yelling at her, but I know she's right. If I wanted Robert I would have to go after him now. I watched him reconnect with his friends over a snowball fight until the bus leaves. Then I settle myself back into the seat and start the Life game with Alex, Anne and Mona.

"If you could marry anyone in the world, who would you marry?" Anne asks Mona.

"Robert Keohane!" Mona shouts immediately and my jaw slackens.

"My Robert?" I ask jaw still hanging.

"Told you Dahlia." Alex says.

"Well, he's really cute now. And every girl here is vying for his attention Dahl. Don't think just because you guys are best friends or were best friends and he used to like you that you're gonna get him." Anne admits.

"So you all like him?" I ask.

"We're not the only ones Dahl." Alex says and I shut my mouth. If thats how its going to be then let me be the first to say 'Let the games begin'. After an hour of singing, talking, joking, fighting, and sleeping we arrive in London at about 7. The bus passes The London Eye and Big Ben, a few minutes later we arrive at a street full of boutiques.

"Ladies!" Duchess Lucia says loudly, "Please stay on this street. Travel in groups and not alone. Do NOT take anything with out paying or else you will not be attending Coronation therefore you'll repeat a year of school or you simply won't be a part of the Royal Court. Have fun Ladies. Meet back here on this buss at nine o'clock sharp! Then we shall all go out to eat dinner together, wait for traffic to clear and head home at around 4 or maybe 3. You must be on the bus at three as well as at nine!You may leave now!" was her final word before stepping aside and letting us file off the bus and into random boutiques. By the time we are back on the bus I had bought Amilia a jewelry bow made out of oak, Robert a braided necklace and a bottle of his favorite cologne. I get Alexandra a necklace and I get the twins matching anklets one pink and one a light baby blue. We eat at a nice cabin like restaurant and chat until around midnight. Then half of us are asleep or already asleep. They file us on to the bus and we slump against the chairs sound asleep.

When I woke up Robert was lifting me off the seat and I slump my head against his chest falling asleep again. They allow us to sleep in until 10, "Wakey wakey ladies!" we hear boys yelling while running down the corridors. I groan and look at Victoria still asleep in her bed. I chuck a pillow at her and it lands with a dull thump on her head. She groans and rolls over.

"Vic! Vicky, Victoria!" I yell.

"Huh? Oh I'm awake! I'm awake!" she yells jumping up in her bed.

"Relax Victoria, the boys are here. Time for mission impossible."

"Make it to the bathrooms and showers without being seen?" she says and I nod.

We grab our toiletries and Christmas outfits, "Ready? Go!" we say in harmony before cautiously opening the door and sprinting down the hall towards the showers. We push through the door and collapse to the ground with our clones sprawled around us.

"Why did we do that?" Victoria asks.

"I don't know why we ran." I pant short of breath.

I shower while she brushes her teeth and then we switch. I put the finishing touches on my make up and step back taking in my full christmas look. A High-low ruffled red dress and silver strapy heels. My hair in simple curls and my make is a simple light silvery colored eyes shadow, nude lips and a matte finish. Victoria is in a violet bubble hem strapless dress with a pair of nude pumps that add length to her legs. She curls her hair and and a slight pink tinted lip balm on before we walk out and put our things away before joining everyone for our large get together. As soon I enter the room I spot Robert in a black dress shirt and black slacks with a red tie. I fought back a laugh, we always had a way of matching without realizing it. Lia comes over towards me and makes me dance with her. We twirl around the dance floor laughing like normal sisters. She passes me off to Alexandra, "You look really pretty Dahlia."

"Thanks," I smile, "You too." Alexandra gets her turn with me before I get passed off again. I take a spin with everyone, by the time I actually get to sit down a song is ending.

"Excuse me miss, may I have this dance?"

I glance up at my next dance partner, "Robert, of course." He smiles and pulls me up before leading me to the dance floor again. We dance to Cody Simpson's All day. "You're back."

"I finally talked my aunt Kelissa into letting me go to this Lords again." He smiles.

"That's great. You look amazing. Not the scrawny 10 year old boy I remember. Thats for sure."

He chuckles, "Your not the innocent little girl I remember either."

I smile."I can't believe they're actually playing this song

I Like this right here

Wa-wa-wait

Uh oh oh ohhhhhhh

Ya got This young girl, girl, she's so cute, cute

Every time I see her, wear a fresh pair of shoes

'Cause this young girl, she's such a killer

Can't wait til I have it, I'm a spend half a milla

"I can," he chuckles and nods towards the DJ. Amilia and Fiona were requesting at the romantic songs.

"Shot me." I mutter and he laughs.

I can see us together on the top

We livin' like we hit the jackpot

Cha-ching, like money in the bank

You should be with me

"Still my Dahlia. I missed you."

"Trust me, I missed you so much more." I say.

"I trust you but I don't think thats possible." he laughs quietly.

You're like my favorite song

On the radio, radio, radio, radio

I could listen to you all day

You're like a music video, video vi-vi-video

I could look at you all day

You make me do my two-step all day

You keep me lookin' fly for ya all day

So you should be my girlfriend all day

Well, like a hit on my radio, radio

"I really hate Lia right now."

"Why?"

"Listen to the lyrics."

You got this young boy, racking his brains

Trying to make you mine, but I don't got a ring

You got this young boy, going insane

Tell me that you're single and you're waiting for me

He listens as we dance, after a while he starts to laugh. "Well, I wonder who's brain they're getting this from."

"Yours, this is from a guys point of view Robert." I laugh.

I can see us together on top

We livin' like we hit the jackpot

Cha-ching, like money in the bank

You should be with me

You're like my favorite song

On the radio, radio, radio, radio

I could listen to you all day

You're like a music video, video vi-vi-video

I could look at you all day

You make do my two-step all day

You keep me lookin' fly for ya all day

So you should be my girlfriend all day

Well, like a hit on my radio, radio

"Thats true. So, hows L.R.C.P been?"

"Terrible, boring. Lacey problems. You know, the usual."

"So nothings changed at all then."

"Uh, didn't you say I wasn't the little girl you remembered?"

Singing to this song all day-ay-yay-yay, -yay-yay-yay

Day-ay-yay-yay, singing to this song

All day-ay-yay-yay, -yay-yay-yay

Day-ay-yay-yay, yeah...

Stopped me in my tracks I have to know your name, know your name

(Nik nak patty gotta find your swag, you and me together is a match)

Tell me baby why you making me wait all day, all day

(Nik nak patty gotta find your swag, you and me together girl we got it in the bag)

"Yeah and?"

"I've changed." I smile gesturing to myself.

"Yes. I know you have. I have too. I realized whats important to me now."

You're like my favorite song

On the radio, radio, radio, radio

I could listen to you all day

You're like a music video, video vi-vi-video

I could look at you all day

You make do my two-step all day

You keep me lookin' fly for ya all day

So you should be my girlfriend all day

Well, like a hit on my radio, radio

Singing to this song all day-ay-yay-yay, -yay-yay-yay

Day-ay-yay-yay, singing to this song

All day-ay-yay-yay, -yay-yay-yay

Day-ay-yay-yay, yeah...

"And whats that?" I ask.

"You Dahlia. I've been hopelessly in love with you since the day I left Lords."He says pressing his forehead to mine as a new song played, Umbrella By Marie Digby.

"Good, I love you too."

You had my heart

And we'll never be a world apart

Maybe in magazines

But you'll still be my star

Baby cause in the dark

You will see shiny cars

And thats when you'll need me there

With you I'll always share

Because

He presses his lips to mine and I smile wrapping my arms around his neck. I can hear Lacey scream and every other girl there say aww. I had my Robert back and that's all that matters to me.

When the sun shines

We shine together

Told you I'll be here forever

That I'll always be your friend

Took an oath

I'mma stick it out to the end

Now that's it rainin' more than ever

Know that we still have each other

You can stand under my umbrella

You can stand under my umbrella

Ella ella eh eh eh

Under my umbrella

Ella ella eh eh eh

Under my umbrella

Ella ella eh eh eh

Under my umbrella

Ella ella eh eh eh

He pulls away and look at me smiling and I drink in his love look. "You don't know how long I've wanted to do that."

"You have no clue how long I've wanted you to do that." I grin and press my lips to his again. My first kiss, I'm 15 but I don't care. Robert made it worth the wait.

Fancy things

Their never comin' in between

You're part of my entity

Here for infinity

When the war has took it's part

When the world has dealt it's cards

If the hand is hard

Together we'll mend your heart

Because

"Please stop!" Lacey screeches and I smile into the kiss. I pull away this time and Alexandra pulls me away from him.

"Sorry for being so mean on the bus." she apologizes.

"Yeah, us too!" the twins say in harmony.

"Aw, its alright guys!" I smile and they group hug me. "Guys! I love you and all but I can't breath!"

They laugh and release me.

When the sun shines

We shine together

Told you I'll be here forever

That I'll always be your friend

Took an oath

I'mma stick it out to the end

Now that's it rainin' more than ever

Know that we still have each other

You can stand under my umbrella

You can stand under my

"Don't break her." Robert chuckles from behind me.

"Omg! You two are matching! how cute!" Lia coos as she comes over to stand in front of us.

"Lia, don't you dare take a picture!" I yell and she snaps a pic. Then another. And Another. And at least 20 more.

You can run into my arms

It's okay, don't be alarmed

Come into me

So gonna let the rain pour

I'll be all you need and more

Because

After pictures we all sit down on the couches in the grand ballroom. There's a ginormous tree in the center of the room with our gifts pilled under it. A random person went up and picked up a present, calling out the name. "Dahlia!"

"Great," I smile pulling myself out from under Robert's arm. I walk up to take the present and open in it. I scream and pull out all 20 lip butters and 5 baby lips."Oh my goodness. Who ever gave me this I freaking love you the ends of the universe and back!"

Lia stands up, "Glad to see you like."

I smile at her and sit down. The present opening goes on and Robert is up there now. He searches for a box and finds mine. He opens it and smiles,"Dahlia, did you get me some Ed Hardy?"

"Maybe," I smile and go up there. I fish out another box with my name on it and open it. "Okay, who got my a coach purse?"

"Guilty," Lady Bennet smiles.

"Thank you," I smile and hug her

When the sun shines

We shine together

Told you I'll be here forever

That I'll always be your friend

Took an oath

I'mma stick it out to the end

Now that's it rainin' more than ever

Know that we still have each other

You can stand under my umbrella

You can stand under my

The night ends with a quick dinner and a never-ending kiss goodnight from Robert. As one of us would pull away the other would pull the back.

"Good night," I mumbled kissing him.

"Night," he pulled me back.

"Goon night."

"Good night Dahl."

"Good… Night." I say between kisses.

(Umbrella, ella ella eh eh eh)

It's rainin, rainin

Oh baby, It's rainin, rainin

(Under my umbrella, ella ella eh eh eh)

Come into me

Come into me

(Under my umbrella, ella ella eh eh eh)

It's rainin, rainin

Oh baby, it's rainin, rainin

(Under my umbrella, ella ella eh eh eh eh eh)

Come into me

Come into me

"Alright! Say good night already. I'm getting cold Dahlia." Victoria complains.

"Night." I kiss him one last time before turning to walk back inside with Victoria.

Ella ella ella eh eh eh

Under my umbrella

Ella ella eh eh eh [7x]

"You guys are adorable but watching you guys kiss like that isn't cute. Especially when you're forever alone." she mumbles.

"You are not! You'll find someone!" I assure her.

Hi you guys(: hope you enjoyed my first chapter of Princess Charming. It's spring break! so more chapters to come! Hopefully. Well yeah Oh and check out my other story, its called Livin' a Girls Life! I think I'm just gonna one shot the story though. Review and tell me if I should continue. So far its okay but its not my best. Read and review(: