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Sometimes the shoes worked, sometimes they didn't. Kimi often ended up head first in the royal flower bed.

It took her hours just to get from the front of the room to her small throne in between her mother's and father's.

"Mom," Kimi said. "All you ever do is ever plan balls, but your crown is so heavy you can't even get off your chair."
"I would like to dance," the Queen sighed. "Your father and I haven't danced in years."

"Mom, I don't want be a princess all the time. Could I take the day off?"
"I don't see why not. In fact your father has to meet the Duke of Tumble Weed anyway, we'll go with him." Kimi took off her crown.

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