“I hate dancing. I don't want to attend all those balls, exchanging fake smiles and watching nobles preen over every compliment like slavering lapdogs.”
“Birds and cats preen, Thorny.”
“Whatever. I don't care. I hate the whole thing. It's all a pile of worthless sheep dung!”
“Need I remind you that sheep dung isn't entirely worthless? Besides, you don't hate dancing. You just hate the idea of dancing with women who aren't Rapunzel.”
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Though Thorny has estranged himself from Elle, he would do anything to keep her safe, even if it means risking his life. When a series of balls necessitates Elle's attendance, Thorny would much rather she remain in Airland, where she will be safe from her stepmother's curse. But Elle is determined to reconcile with him, and Queen Rose has every intention of assisting her in doing so. Unfortunately, there is more happening than meets the eye, and the magical properties of the rapunzel lettuce could end up destroying everything Thorny holds dear.