Right from their young age, both princess Jane of Kastro Kingdom and prince James of Castino Kingdom had been betrothed to each other, and as such, they grew up knowing that they will eventually come to live as husband and wife in not too far future. Every one in both kingdoms even knew about their love for each other.
So one evening, after diner, King Omoni of Castino Kingdom, the father to Prince James had invited his prince son into his room to have a talk with him.
“You sent for me father?” Prince James said as he came into his father’s room.
“Yes my son, please have a sit.”
James quickly made himself comfortable into a wooden arm-chair, while his father balanced himself at the edge of his bed.
“My son.” he started,
“I am sure that you are aware that you are now a full grown man?”
King Omoni nodded pleasantly.
“What plans have you been making toward making Princess Jane your wife as regards fulfilling the marriage rites?”
“I thank you father for this your fatherly concern, well, we have been discussing about this issue and soon me and Jane would have been through with our plan and I will relate it to you while she will also relate it to her father.”
His father was extremely pleased with his son’s talk which manifested through the happy smile that rose in his face at that moment.
“You are truly my offspring, and I am very much proud of having you as my son.”
“Thank you father.”
“I will be waiting patiently for you to come up with the final marriage plans.”
“Soon you will get to know about our marriage plan.”
“No problem then.”
Few days later, both Prince James and Princess Jane met, the prince had gone to see her in her house, and that day their talk was mostly centered on their marriage plan.
“My father is on my neck about this marriage issue.” Said James.
“Same with my father.”
“So what is our next plan?”
“I am ready for whatever discussion you come up with, I have no objection.”
“Then I will be coming to perform some of the traditional marriage rites, how about that idea?”
“Okay by me.”
“But it will not be so soon, maybe in few months time to enable me come up with a perfect arrangement.”
“No problem.” she shrugged peacefully.
It was during this time that Princess Jane was waiting for Prince James to give her a feedback of when he and his family people will be coming to perform some of the marriage rites that she ran into this song one evening that captivated her soul instantly. She was having a pleasant walk around that evening with two of her maids, when she got to a point where she started to hear a song melody that was spiced up with a pleasant guitar sound.
“Are you girls hearing the melody of that song that is coming out from that bush?” She stopped and turned to her maids.
“Yes my princess.” said one of the maids
“But what about the melody, my princess?” Asked the other maid.
“The melody has captivated my soul, and that person singing that song must be a talented singer.”
“I know who is singing that song.”
“Who is he?” Demanded the princess, curiously.
“His name is John, the guitarist, he comes here most of the evening to sing, he has also been to many states to pursue his music career but he has not been successful with that adventure.” explained one of the maids
“And he came back here to be wasting his time and talent?” Said the princess, sympathetically.
“I don’t know for him, may be its lack of sponsorship.”
Just at then, the song stopped.
“I can’t hear the melody anymore.” complained the princess
“May be he has stopped and wants to go.”
“His house of course.”
“Will he come here tomorrow?”
“Maybe, my Princess.”
“I must come to listen to his song again by tomorrow evening.”
“Why my princess?”
“Because I enjoyed his song”
One of the maid eyed the princess suspiciously, though without an utter.
Throughout that day, the princess thought deeply about the song melody; her mind completely obsessed with the song as she kept humming it to her self often.
Princess Jane kept going out most of the evenings to listen to John sing and play his guitar, and soon, she became so addicted to it that she can’t be happy any day she will not listen to him sing, but she have not meet with him though, only listening to his song from a distance.
But one day, she made up her mind to go and meet him face to face, she went alone. When she got to his scene, she stood looking at him into the face, and he had to stop singing at that moment.
“Good evening my princess.” he greeted, uncomfortable.
She smiled charmingly at him.
“Why did you stop?”
“To recognize your presence.”
“But I have been enjoying your song and play of guitar for a long time now, and today, I have decided to come and see who this man that has been making me happy with his rare talent all these while.”
“I am honored, my princess.” He said hesitantly
“I want to make a request from you, and I hope that my request will be granted?” She fixed her eyes on his handsome face.
“I will do my best.” He said without looking into her eyes.
She hesitated briefly.
“I want you to be coming here every evening to sing for my delight and also playing your guitar for me.”
“No problem.” he shrugged
“And I hope that you will not disappoint me.”
“No, I won’t disappoint you my princess.”
“Thank you for that, I will be going home now, but before I go, please can you play and sing for me?”
John smiled, “I will, your highness.”
He started, and after a while, she told him to stop.
“Thanks a lot.”
She left shortly.
John went home soon afterwards, and shared the whole thing with his mother.
“She came to where you were singing and said all these to you?”
“Please be careful with her, I do not want her father to come threatening my life, especially now that your father is no more alive, so we have no one to fight for us.”
“She only asked me to be singing for her, and nothing more than that.”
“My son, I know the tricks of women, they are easily carried away by one thing or the other that makes their heart happy, just be careful, that’s my advice.”
“Okay, I will be careful with her.”
From then on, Princess Jane will go and meet with John at his singing point. She goes there alone, and soon she began to develop love feelings for John and equally loosing interest in Prince James, though she allowed her feelings for him to remain in her heart for the time being.