Author's Summary :
This some one-shots on what I think the boys from the Barbie movies would do if someone appeared to have an interest in their girl.
None of this belongs to me. The characters are owned by mattel and the plot is owned by the author.
6: Magic of Pegasus - Jealous?
Aiden walked up to the castle and knocked, a few moments later, a maid opened the door.
"Hello, Aiden." she greeted "I'm guessing you're here to see Annika."
The young man nodded "I am."
The maid led him into the parlor "I'll see if I can find her." she shook her head as she left "If she's even in the castle."
Aiden chuckled. That was one thing about Annika that he had always liked. She was a free spirit. She just did what she had to do, no backing down.
He remembered when they had first met. Her determination to free her family and people had been unbreakable. Even when she had almost died.
A few moments passed, and he was starting to wonder if she had snuck out to go skating.
The maid came back in "She's busy at the moment." she said, then she walked over to a window and smiled "He is soo cute." then she retreated.
Aiden frowned and went to see what the maid had been talking about. Down below, walking through the gardens was Annika with a young man didn't appear to be much older than she was.
His hair was golden blond, and he was wearing a very high-dollar suit. A golden crown on his head showed that he was royalty.\
"Id he thinks he can waltz in here and steal Annika." Aiden said through gritted teeth "He's got another thing coming." with that, he stormed out of the castle and back to the gardens "Hey." he said when he reached them.
Annika smiled "Hello ,Aiden."
"Who are you?" the young man asked the Prince, non-too-nicely.
"Prince Cole of..."
"What are you doing here?"
"I... uh... It's..."
Annika's eyebrows rose and her smile disappeared. What was going on here?
Aiden crossed his arms "Are you going to answer me?"
Cole took an uncertain step back "I... I left something in my carriage. I'll be back." then he took off running.
"What a wimp." Aiden thought "Can't even stick up for himself. What was she thinking?"
he turned to face the Princess, only to find her staring at him appalled.
"Aiden!" She gasped "What has gotten into you!?"
"I can't believe you did that!" She shook her head "How could you humiliate me like that, Aiden? I thought you were better than that!" she spun around and stormed off, leaving a shocked and dismayed Aiden behind.
"What did I do?" Aiden asked himself. He sighed and shook his head "You were being an idiot. Annika's a princess. Of course she's going to want to spend time with princes." He shook his head again "I guess I'd better go apologize." he found the maid from earlier and asked where he could find the Princess.
"She's in her room." The maid answered "And she gave me specific instructions not to let you in. She's very angry." The maid walked over to Annika's bedroom door and unlocked it with her key "There you go, Sugar." then she walked off.
Aiden slowly walked into the room, and was slightly shocked at how pink it was. Everything was pink! The bed, the floor, the wall, the chairs, the curtains, everything!
He shook his head and walked towards the balcony where he assumed Annika was. He was right.
"Hi." He said as he stepped out beside her.
Annika turned her back to him "I told her not to let you in."
"Look. I'm sorry." Aiden said quickly "I didn't mean to... chase him off like that. I didn't know it would... you know."
"Embarrass the living-daylights out of me?" Annika turned to face him and crossed her arms "I haven't seen Cole in over seven years! When we were little, like four through seven, we were playmates. Then he had to leave. I saw him a couple of times a year, but when I turned thirteen, he couldn't make it anymore. And now..." she shook her head "I don't get it."
Aiden looked out towards the town "Sorry. I didn't realize he was so... important to you."
Annika stared at the boy in front of her. Her eyebrows shot up in sudden realization "Aiden." she said gently, turning his face back towards her "He's my cousin."
Aiden's eyes widened "He's... Your cousin?" he groaned "Why didn't you just say so?"
"I didn't know I had to!" Annika put her hands on her hips "Please tell me you didn't think he was a..."
"Suitor?" Aiden finished "Yes. I did."
"Oi." Annika rubbed her forehead "You're more impossible than I thought."
"Hey." Aiden retorted "You can't blame me for thinking. Come on! You're a young, beautiful Princess. Who wouldn't come calling?"
Annika crossed her arm "Well, Aiden. You wouldn't have to worry about that if you would just ask me already!" her face suddenly turned red and she clamped her hands over her mouth.
Aiden's eyebrows rose "You... wanted me too?"
Annika dropped her hands to her sides "Ever since we defeated Wenlock. I just... I started thinking that maybe... you didn't feel the same way." she looked down at her feet.
Aiden smiled "Why didn't you just say so?" he asked, slightly teasing.
Annika shot him a glare "Because, that's your job!"
Aiden chuckled and took her hands "I think I can manage that." he dropped to one knee "Annika, will you marry me?"
The Princess couldn't help but laugh "Yes!" she said "Of course!"
Aiden stood back to his feet and pulled her into a tight hug "Just next time warn me when you have a cousin in town."
Annika laid her head on his shoulder "Oh, I don't know. It was kind of nice to see you jealous."
Aiden chucked "I think I was more worried than jealous."
Annika looked up at him "Don't be. You could never loose me, even if you tried."
Aiden smiled down at her "I would never try." he hugged her one last time before he turned to go back into the castle.
"Where are you going?" Annika asked.
"To find Cole and apolgize." he looked back at her and waggled his eyebrows "I think I may have scared him."
Annika laughed as she watched him disappear. Then she leaned on her balcony railing and smiled "Thank you, Cole. It worked... perfectly."
" To find Cole and apologize. I think I may have scared him."
Notes : Here's the New Year's Special! I hope you all have a wonderful 2022!