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I remind you again (but this is the last time .. cause I am taking back the HELM of this ‘ship .. EA has made sport of me too long LOL) 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 that this is the end? It has been a LONG time coming.
So in the last episode, we found that:
- Pace was not in love with Rose
- Rose was not in love with Pace
- The Charming sibs are pretty fun to hang out with
- Two suitors remain
- One is Jack
- One is Mike
- The choice is YOURS
SOOO Let’s get into the house …
OHHH perfection … sunshine and hot coffee on the patio. Jack was recounting a tallle tale from the far frozen north. Rose took a mental meander during the LONGEST story in the world!
She thought of home and her family … of her parents and siblings and how much she had missed them all … especially Mum and Daddy.
She wondered what they are up to when WHO walked out to greet them …
Yep! Mum and daddy … their Highnesses the King and Queen of Windenburg.
Prince announced, “Sorry to disturb! We let ourselves in when no one answered the door.”
Rose jumped up and welcomed them excitedly.
The boys, however, were a bit in awe and the normally articulate fellas found themselves rather tongue-tied.
Although they both have, ever so briefly, met the King before, they have never officially met Queen Snow.
The Queen is as stunning as it has been rumored that she is. They both stare rather awkwardly.
Jack seems to have stopped breathing and Mike clutched his empty coffee cup … not quite knowing what to do with it.
Rushing to embrace Snow, Rose realized how good it felt to hug her Mum again. “I have missed you so much,” she whispered.
“We have missed you too my dear one.”
Prince promptly seated himself between the two dumbfounded boys.
He acknowledged each of them and made some small chit-chat first with Mike …
and then with Jack. Hoping to loosen them up a bit. Mike managed an awkward smile … still holding on to that dang empty cup. Jack leaned in and, concentrating, attempted to make a coherent sound but his brain was not cooperating at the moment.
Finally, Prince gave up on the small talk and announced the reason for his visit.
“The queen and I request an audience in our private quarters with each of you this afternoon. Casual attire, please. Ahh but first, we will freshen up and get a bite to eat. We would love to have you all join us for lunch at Central Park. Noon sharp, please.”
Rose and the now MUCH more relaxed fellas arrived at Central Park at Noon sharp. Prince and Snow arrived promptly as well.
Prince related to the boys that he and Snow enjoyed the international food court here in the park and that is where they would have lunch today.
The international food court was on the waterfront so they all enjoyed a sunny pre-lunch stroll thru the park. The brightly colored stalls cheerfully welcomed them. The amazing aroma that came from each vendor invited them to come and try their wares. After much consideration and deliberation, each made their delicious choice.
Chopsticks can be a challenge. Jack was hesitant to try for fear of embarrassing himself and Mike picked something he could take in hand so he would not soil his shirt.
Rose loves spicy food … but maybe not a level five dear princess.
(LOL check out Jack’s MAD CHOPS STICK SKILLS)
Back at their quarters’ snow and Prince took a few minutes to relax before the meetings.
Wish we could say the same for Mike as he sat nervously waiting for them to exit their bedchamber.
The two hours assigned to his interview went incredibly well. Snow, wisely, served a calming tea which warmed the heart and the conversation.
Mike smiled as Prince and Snow flirted unabashedly. The love they have for one another is legendary and he was delighted to see them banter and play together.
Jack suffered the jitters early on too as Prince looked up his file on the computer.
But gracious Snow soon had things livened up as she took to tending the bar and invited the boys to come enjoy a beverage.
Snow is a fabulous Queen but her domestic skills leave much to be desired .. to everyone but Prince that is. He would have his precious bride NO OTHER way. Jack smiled at the way Prince enjoyed her efforts.
Prince and Snow insisted that they all have dinner at the swanky Restaurant Panthésilée in downtown San Myshuno that night … formal attire and 5-star cuisine. It was quite a heady experience.
The Charmings were delighted to find wine from the family vineyards on the menu.
Some of you might recall this visit to the beautiful Charming vineyards …
Espresso and Tiramisu … a sublime ending to a wonderful meal. Everyone was stuffed and happy!
After dinner, it was time for and evening of music, wine, and merrymaking.
The next morning it is time for Rose to leave the house for the last time.
She will take one more occasion to talk with each suitor.
We will quietly peek in on them but shhh .. let’s allow them their moment.
SIGH … and then it was time for her to go …
LOL these two! ❤
Rose is gone and leaves a void so they sit down to watch a movie together.
Bros to the bitter end!
Hey, it was a dog movie ok ..
Rose arrived at the Rose Ceremony venue .. her ONE rose in hand.
Here she will bide her time until she gets word of your decision.
Time for you to determine Rose’s future 🙂
Pick your choice FOR Rose:
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First off let me AGAIN thank CanadianSimmer77 for the wonderful house she built for this challenge. Abby dear I am honored that you took time and created the most exquisite penthouse for this challenge. It has been a dream to play!