Dylan woke up and looked around.
Ahm... I'm in the tavern, he thought, rubbing a hand over his face.
He turned to the opposite side and was startled seeing Archie, his husband was still sleeping peacefully beside him.
Dylan stared at him.
Is that a hickey? Dylan wondered, seeing a hickey on Archie's neck.
"Men…" he muttered, getting up from the bed.
We haven't even been married a day and he's already gone to bed with another woman, Dylan thought indignantly.
Dylan looked around and felt frustrated that he didn't have a change of clothes.
He went to the door, opened it and took a peek.
There were the two knights on guard.
"One of you... please call the tavern lady..."
"Yes your highness!" said one of the knights.
Dylan went back inside and closed the door.
He went to the foot of the window and opened the curtains, including the windows themselves.
He just stood there looking out the windows.
Suddenly the door was knocked.
"I m coming!"
Dylan went to the door and opened it.
"I make myself present as your highness ordered."
"Thank you! This room unfortunately doesn't have a bathtub, I need two basins of water."
"Yes your highness."
"And can you get me a change of clothes?"
The tavern woman went into thoughtful mode.
"Yes... we have some changes of clothes available yes..."
"Thank you! I ask for a very modest change of clothes..." Dylan smiled.
"Yes your highness. Do you want anything else?" asked the woman, with a smile on her face.
"Hmmm… I don't think so…" Dylan turned and looked at Archie, who was still sleeping peacefully, "ahm… bring a change of clothes for His Imperial Highness."
"I will do this your highness."
The woman left and then Dylan closed the door.
Dylan went towards the bed and sat opposite Archie.
Dylan looked at his husband.