In Need of a Cobbler Chapter 3[The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled, Tack/Princess Yum-Yum, rated T]In Need of a Cobbler Chapter 3 by *Skeleton-Horse
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Tack stared around in amazement as Yum-Yum led him into the royal stables. Even the King's horses lived in luxury! The building itself was just as lavish as the rest of the palace, with colorful mosaics, shaded walkways, and high ceilings. The horses all stood in roomy stalls lined up against the walls. The whole place had a sort of musty smell, but Tack was used to that. His cobbling shop was pretty dusty, too.
Glancing sideways, he saw that Princess Yum-Yum looked perfectly happy here. Her bright purple eyes were all lit up in excitement. The stable attendants all bowed respectfully to her as they passed by, but they shot looks at Tack that were mostly either suspicious or confused. He wasn't really bothered by them, though. The Princess wanted him here, and that was the most important thing. He stole another look at her, admiring the gracefulness of her walk and the subtle sway of her hips. They walked thr
In Need of a Cobbler Chapter 2[The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled, Tack/Princess Yum-Yum, rated T]In Need of a Cobbler Chapter 2 by *Skeleton-Horse
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The next morning, Princess Yum-Yum took extra care in readying herself for the day. Usually, her nanny helped her, but today she wanted to do it herself. She brushed out her thick, black hair until it gleamed and then settled her diadem onto her head, arranging the long veil that hung down her back. Then she put on her jewelry and settled her gauzy face-veil in place.
"Breakfast is ready, m'dear," Nanny said from the doorway of the dressing room.
"Thank you, Nanny," Yum-Yum said. She gave her appearance one last scrutinizing glance in the mirror, adjusted her veil, and then walked over to the old woman. "Oh, Nanny, the cobbler is sleeping in the guest bedchamber one floor down, at the end of the hall. Would you please go and get him? I invited him to have breakfast with us today." She'd have gone herself, but she had to maintain some level of propriety.
"Of course, m'dear," Nanny said. Yum-Yum smiled
In Need of a Cobbler Chapter 1[The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled, Tack/Princess Yum-Yum, rated T]In Need of a Cobbler Chapter 1 by *Skeleton-Horse
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Princess Yum-Yum sighed quietly as she watched the polo game. She bit into the pear in her hand, chewing listlessly. She wasn't particularly fond of polo, anyway—she liked watching the horses run round, but the game itself bored her. And the game was especially boring today; she had more important issues on her mind. She leaned over the side of her plush chair, towards King Nod. He was, as usual, asleep.
"Father?" she called. "Father!" Her sleepy father woke from his doze with a start. "Do you know where my cobbler has gone to?" she asked him.
"What? No, er… isn't he with you? Fixing your shoe?" the old king asked. From the king's other side, Yum-Yum saw Grand Vizier Zigzag stifle a laugh behind one bony hand. Irritation rose within her at the sight, but she ignored him.
"He seems to have… vanished," Yum-Yum murmured, sinking back into her chair again. And then, predictably, Zigzag quickly