I remind you again (but not for long now) that I am NOT controlling any of the bachelors (unless it involves starting a challenge and departing the house when it is time to leave).
For the most part, Rose’s actions are autonomous or determined by her whims.
Can you believe we are nearing the end? It has been a LONG time coming.
So in the last episode, we found that:
- Rose is under stress from the challenge and Prince wanted his daughter to take a break from the house. He is worried about her health.
- While Rose is an excellent cook she is terrible at using fireworks.
- Pace is a very thoughtful date.
- Rose and Jack seem to enjoy a squabble or two with each other.
- Mike, Pace and Jack received a rose from Rose.
- Prince said a sad goodbye. SNIFF
- The Charming siblings showed up in San Myshuno (along with Bruno) to be a support to Rose.
SOOO Let’s get into the house …
Rose was very happy to see her sisters and Bruno! She had missed them so much. They happily clustered around her with welcome chitchat about family and friends.
Rose had a bazillion questions about what was going on “back home” … all queries were eagerly answered by a chorus of giggles and chatter oft in unison by the triplets. Rose was ever amused by how in sync they always seemed to be.
The gossip flowed like sweet honey from the comb … sweet and nourishing to Rose’s heart.
YES! Mom and Dad were still embarrassingly mushy!
Aster is doing so very well in school … he was quite upset that he was not to be included in the trip.
Bruno and Rose are very much in love.
Bruno grinned and nodded … Rose Red smiled back adoringly.
Officer Theis is seen having coffee with Claudia quite often these days.
Joaquin has visited Violet many times.
Bruno’s family is having trouble adjusting to living in a house.
Moria Fyres had a HUGE fight with Dominic … Siobhan and Morgan ran from the house in tears.
Dad just played another benefit concert … this time to help raise money for The Skinner House Orphanage. He was fabulous!
Lily is dating Alexander Goth (and it seems serious).
Lily blushed a deep crimson at this news.
Dreamy Officer Nick Amaro joined the WPD. Jade AND Eva are both after him!
This time it was Rose’s turn to blush.
(Rose White: Search for a King (A Bachelorette Challenge) #9 Meet Nick just in case you missed him)
Finally Lily spoke what was on all of their hearts. “We have missed you sweet sister and we are a bit worried about you. Mum says you are not feeling yourself. We are here to do what we can to help.”
Rose hugged them all tightly! They are so dear to her!
Speaking of hugging … I think Jack is glad his old buddy got the rose and not the boot!
Two of the triplets, Violet and Lily, had a plan for the next elimination challenge. They would each spend a couple of days teaching a bit of piano to the two boys that will participate in the challenge.
Lily took Pace and Violet took Jack.
The day of the challenge arrived and each girl gave her charge their instructions. They could play any songs they wished but the first to stop playing for any reason would be eliminated.
The boys affirmed that they understood.
Mike watched them intently … Rose seems to be watching something else.
Bruno and Rose were having a grand time but Mike looked disturbed.
( Maybe Mike is upset because he saw they are ALL wearing the same style of shoes … WHO was not paying attention when she was dressing the fellas? HMMM I wonder!)
It went on for a long time …
… a VERY long long time and then …
… it was over.
With a sigh of resignation, Pace dropped his hands to his lap.
Dismayed, Mike realized that he is up against his best friend for the final elimination.
A jittery Pace approached the Princess slowly. He had a confession to make and it was NOT going to be easy.
Her downcast face broke his heart. He knew how she hated this part.
Gingerly Pace began, “Rose I have a confession. I threw the challenge. I quit early on purpose. I struggled with myself to stay playing as long as I did but my heart was not in it.
You see Rose, I just don’t love you. I have tried and tried but there is nothing there between us. The other two, they love you but not me. It would be unfair to both of us to keep this going. Maybe we could have learned to love each other at some time in the future but nothing like that is ever promised.
I … I am sorry Rose.”
The truth was that Rose was relieved. She did not love him either. She would have married him but only out of duty. She thought at first that she might one day love him but it never grew despite flirty cookies and solo dates.
Pace breathed a sigh of relief, “I had such a wonderful time Rose. Thank you for everything and thank you for understanding.”
She did understand!
They parted happily!
(It really did happen that there was no pink between them .. never had any at all)
Back at the house the sibs and Bruno took some time to get to know the two remaining suitors. A little one on one time with each of them.
Once Rose returned to the house they would all go out to dinner and spend more time getting to know Jack and Mike.
Just outside the restaurant, the boys finally had their first chance to talk face to face. Even no one was privy to their hushed conversation, it was apparent that they both still highly esteemed one another. The challenge had been cordial up to this point and with these two that would not change.
Bruno and the boys check into the restaurant while the girls freshen up in the restroom.
(just a random shot of the inside of this lovely build .. it is a stunner)
Later that night I wandered upon a bit of playful interaction between Rose and Mike … LOL finger pistols ???
LOL finger pistols from Rose ???
I guess he liked it .. he liked it A LOT!
She was talking about something but he does not seem to be fully engaged.
What is on your mind, Mike?
OHHHH THAT is what is on your mind!
Our first IMPROMPTU kiss.
(Which is what I thought was going to happen a lot in this challenge.)
Rose was up early and tending to breakfast for her family and the boys. She was preparing pancakes just like mom used to make.
(Some of you long-time readers may recall that her mother Snow White has very limited culinary skills … she only knows how to make pancakes .. but she makes amazing pancakes).
Breakfast is served.
Neither spoke of the late night kiss …
(Do you suspect that maybe they were thinking of it?)
Breakfast was delightful. The conversation was as light and delectable as Rose’s pancakes!
Both boys have found favor with Bruno and the siblings.
Ahhh a man with his hands in dishwater … oh yeah … it is what we like!
The time for goodbyes has come. Rose will see them soon. Bruno wishes both boys well and the girls give hugs all around!
After the throng departed, Rose and the boys relax and pensively sip their morning coffee on the lovely balcony of the Suitor’s House.
It is almost over now!
************ Credits **********************
Amazing build by Simoniona ❤
Stunning Asian restaurant by Spectercody