‘You call it love my lord?’ said the Princess as she played with the curtains draped over the balcony.
‘For there is nothing finer than your face, my lady,’ spoke the smitten Lord.
‘But one must close their eyes to feel love, it has no sight. One cannot hear it, it has no sound. A deep abyss it is. Are you ready to dance in it, my lord?’
‘You frighten me of love my fair one, but my heart has been crossed, forever and a deeper abyss could do no harm.’
‘What is there that these gold coins cannot buy,’ said the merchant proudly. The coins with holes in them was hanging around his torso bound by a thick wire.
‘Gold coins you say,’ said the young man. ‘For the matters of the heart it is still the barter system.’
‘I will find you a trader for your heart,’ said the merchant and walked away.
‘You can’t have everything all the time, Princess Vali.’
The princess nodded her head silently.
‘But if you do wish for everything, sometime,’ added Lord Vadin, ‘Then you must do your best, and then let destiny roll the dice.’
And they watched the night sky fill with stars, the colors of the space engulfed the atmosphere.
‘Wouldn’t you agree that the night sky is much more interesting than the day?’
‘Why do you suppose so, Lord Vadin?’
‘There are plenty more characters at play under the starlight. There’s the cresent moon, and the constellation up there. While the mountains may be asleep and the cattles quiet, you get to see a different world, that one often sleeps through, without realizing how beautiful it is outside. That is what I think, princess.’
‘You sure are a stargazer my lord.’