“No, no, no. You are just doing it all wrong. Put that over there and I want that to be blue.” Soma was being more than a little controlling when it came to his birthday decorations. “No, not there, over, you know what, just let me do it. I need everything to be perfect.” Soma snatched the large, decorative centerpiece from Agni and placed it in a place he deemed worthy. “See, that's much better than before.”
Honestly, you liked it better where Agni had it, but you didn't want to say anything that might upset Soma. “It looks nice.” Looking over at Agni, you could tell that even as patient and calm as he normally was, he was beginning to get slightly agitated by Soma's micromanaging. An idea to get him out of Agni's hair popped into your head. “Soma, I need your help with something. You don't mind do you?”
“No, of course not. What is it?” Soma skipped over to you and took your hand, ready to help.
Agni gave you a thankful look and rushed off to do what needed done before Soma could stop him again. “Well, there will be a ton of people here later, and I need you to okay all the food. I wouldn't want your guests getting sick or anything.”
“Oh, I can definitely do that.” Soma placed his hand on his growling stomach. “I haven't eaten all day you know.” The two of you walked into the kitchen where all the food was already plated and ready to serve. “All of this smells so good. Now I want to eat everything.” He rushed to plate after plate, sampling every last dish. “These are all so good. I don't want to change anything.”
“Why thank you, I'm very glad you approve.” Sebastian gave Soma a cheerful bow. “If I might sir, I believe your party is soon to begin. You wouldn't want to be late to your own birthday.”
“Oh, you are right.” Grabbing your elbow tightly, Soma ran back out to the man room. “Stay with me, you have an important part in my party.” He gave you a little wink and had you sit down next to him at the dinner table.
Soma's words took you by complete surprise. “I have a what? No one told me about that. I'm not even dressed well enough to be at this party. Maybe you should get someone else to do what ever it is.”
Not at all worried, Soma waved away your objections. “Don't worry about your clothes, you'll be changing them soon anyway. Now, where did Agni go? We can't continue without him.” Soma placed his hands next to his mouth and prepared to shout for him.
“No need to shout, I'm right here.” Agni suddenly appeared between you and Soma. “I believe this, is what you need?” He placed a brown cardboard box on your lap and smiled. “Here you are miss.”
You opened up the box to find very elaborate articles of clothing. They were a deep red, trimmed in gold and adorned with jewels, sequence and tassels. Even though you were pretty sure you already knew the answer, you had to ask. “What's this for?”
“It's for you, obviously. My party needs to be perfect. And if it's going to be perfect, I need the perfect princess.” Soma hugged you tightly. “I've chosen you to be my princess, now quick, go change.” He shooed you of with a slight motion of the hand.
“Right, I'll, just go do that then.” Taking the box under your arm, you slowly stood up from the table and went to change. “I-I don't really know how to put on these clothes though, they're, not quite the same as mine.”
“Don't worry, Agni can help you if you get confused.” Agni was pushed towards you. “Go with her, I want my princess to be perfect.” Though obviously not comfortable with helping you dress, Agni obeyed his masters orders and followed you to your room.
“You can, um, just wait outside my door please. I'll only ask for your help if I really need it.” Agni nodded, obviously relieved. Once in your room, with the door shut, you took the clothing from the box and did your very best to dress yourself in the unfamiliar clothes. “I really don't think this is right.” You opened the door and gave a doubting look at Agni. “Did I do this right?”
“Yes actually.” Agni held his hand out for you. “And you look lovely. Soma will be very pleased.” You were led back out to the dinning room and seated once again next to Soma.
“Finally, you're back. Now the real party can start.”Though you had only been seated for mere seconds, Soma quickly pulled you out on to the makeshift dance floor and signaled for the music to begin. “I do hope you can dance, my princess must be able to dance.” As the music started, Soma began walzing around the room with you. Though you knew how to dance, to some extent, the style of music was not at all what you were used to. “We'll have to work on this a little I see. Just follow my lead, and don't stare at your feet.” Soma gently lifted your chin, so you would look at him. “Keep your eyes on mine.”
“O-okay, I'll do my best.” Following his lead actually seemed to work. You quickly caught on to the style of dance and started to enjoy yourself. Soma was happy with your ability to pick up on things so quickly. He held you closer, dancing with you until your feet became sore and your legs numb. At last, the music stopped and you were allowed to sit again.
“You were magnificent, a perfect princess.” Soma placed a sweet, very happy kiss on your blushing cheek.
“Thank you.” You smiled. “All that dancing tired me out. I'll be sleeping very well tonight.”
Soma let out a loud laugh and snuggled you close. “Sleeping? But my dear princess, we haven't even had dinner yet.”