Chapter 26 Can you handle this

That swammed Melody. Donis stepped back but of their way in haste. What happened to her? Daris caught a glimpse af Melody with wide, classy eyes and foam coming out of her mouth as they lited her from the ground and carried her off to the nedical ward. Doris placed her hand against her chest and tell her heart beat race beneath her hand. Was she allergic to the flower as well? Was she…

“What happened to her?” Prince William asked, his brows furrowed. He looked around the room as if the answer might come forward. Each and every one of the guests looked just confused and homified as Prince William did.

Each of the royals glanced at each other with their brows furrowed in their own confusion. Guards crowded around then with their blades drawn as if waiting for the prisoner to try and take one of their lives as well. Someone in this room put that in Luna Queen’s soup and caused Melody’s collapse.

Oh no, Doris thought and gripped her checks. Melody wasn’t truly dead, was she? Doris hated every ounce of her, but she would never wish death upon anyone. Even someone that almost killed her the other might

Jack stood from his chair, it was only then that Doris realized he had been the only one still seated during this ordeal. “I saw exactly who did it!” Jack’s gaze slid right to Doris, just as everyone else’s did. He lifted his finger and pointed right at her, she

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Two sirds were her side in a breath, thay grabbed her arms tight as they could not couldn’t even think to run, Doris Kasped from the TOTEKLIF and accusation. “I Do! I would never da such a thing

“I think she intended the soup to be far Lumia Queen.” Jack continued, his eyes naftowed at Daris. “I saw her switch them, thank the goddess that my mother hadn’t had a chance to take a bite yet!”

“Nal” Doris winced when their grip tightened. “I didn’t poison anyone! Especially not my own lady

“Doris would never do such a thing.” Prince Martin spoke up calmly, he held out his hands is if trying to ease the panic in the room. “I may not know her Very well, but,”

“Exactly! You don’t know this maid very well at all.” Jack interrupted. “I heard rumors that this maid had stolen from Lady Melody and beaten as punishment. Perhaps she wanted revenge—”

“No!” Prince Daniel spoke up next. Doris was a little startled that either prince had cared enough to defend her in front of everyone. She didn’t think anyone in this room Would ever have risked Speaking up for her. It would have warmed her heart if she wasn’t so terrified of what was to come. Would they kill her for this? “Prince Martin is right, Doris would never do something like this to anyone! Even someone that was cruel to her, I know she has a wonderful heart. Please, let her go.” Prince Daniel pleaded.

“And how would you know what this maid is capable of?” Tack scoffed. “I saw her do it myself! 1

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Prince William stayed silent he watched then argue before him. His lady w possibly dead, and he said nothing while Jack accused Doris of doing the unthinkable. He wore in emotionl mask, Doris wondered how he could possibly manage it after what they’d all just witnessed.

majesty, if you say you saw me poison the bowl. why didn’t you say anything?” Doris asked Jack with tears rolling down her cheeks. “Why didn’t you stop it if you saw me? Especially if

stopped her with one shout and Melody would’ve been

his throat. “It was too late, I didn’t think you were doing what you did at the

Martin stepped forward, his gaze lingered sadly on Doris. “I believe Doris when she said

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me Prince Martin.

grip just a little, but not much. Jack looked at the two

no one else saw Donis do anything with the bowls.

said loudly. She glanced at the area Melody had been a moment before as if she were wondering if it could have

did you switch the soup?” Jack neared Doris, Prince Martin and Prince Daniel stepped a little closer in case he

an ingredient that Luna Queen was allergic to! I didn’t know the soup was poisoned. I would have never given it to Lady Melody if

never wanted it. “Take her to the prison,

harm anyone!” Doris cried, her eyes locked with Prince William but unlike his

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her go, his

the wouldn‘t be capable of this! They’re going to kill her in there if we

You know they didn’t like each other.” William silently responded to

the palace

guards Hanked on each side of him as if they were

and allowed no room for questions or hesitations. “Listen to all sides before you let the anger

“Yes.”

Prince William will Bring me

Doris searched for the source and found there wilis a tiny window that was much too high for her to even out of, but it had to window and allowed rain to dampen the small room. They shoved Doris inside the cell and threw a prisoner

the cell door made of bars slammed shut and locked. Doris slid down the wall and hugged her knees to her chest. She’d felt it ther, the dam inside her break as her tears poured out. She tried to silence them, even when she choked. She didn’t want anyone to hear her misery, she pressed her face against the prison gown and tried to muffle every sound.

her just a few days before her being poisoned? They’ll surely think it was her, just 25 Jack had said. Not even Prince Martin or Prince Daniel had a say in her defense out there, they all listened to Jack. What if

if they sentenced her to death

couldn’t remember if night had

it felt like in eternity had gone by since she saw Melody collapse night in front of her. Doris changed into the black prison gown and her own uniform had been collected almost immediately after she slipped it discreetly

her room. A light knock tapped along the bars of her cell before

but a guard came in with him and stood by the wall as if he wen a shadow of

so comfortable with him before as she cleaned his face and teased him about cake. Doris felt her cheeks warm. “I appreciate you and Prince Martin for standing

up at his movements. He stilled, a small flash of emotion she couldn’t place crossed his features. “Are you upset with me for lying about who

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