Queen Pirouette looked at her husband with seething resentment. What she had just witnessed was enough to make her reach for the dagger that she always wore on her belt. How dare he! She thought to herself. King GarGar and Lady Carelip were dancing. When one of her garters fell onto the floor, His Majesty replaced it on Her Ladyship’s leg. In front of the entire Court! She did not suspect them of having an affair, but seeing her husband behave so intimately with a lady of the Court would start tongues waging.
Later that evening, when the ball was over and everybody had retired to their respective quarters, Queen Pirouette pounced on King GarGar. “You son of a bitch!” She hissed. “Lay hands on the children’s nanny again and face the consequences!”
“Yada yada yada,” replied King GarGar.
“I beg your pardon?” Said Queen Pirouette.
“Let’s not argue, my dear,” said King GarGar. “I’m terribly sorry if I offended you. That was never my intent. Let’s kiss and make up. Yes?”
“Enjoy sleeping in the other room,” responded the Queen.