Inktober 2019 Drabble #7: “Queen Niobe’s Warning”

As Aisha and Nex returned to the drawing room, an elegant woman glided towards them.

“Mom!” said Aisha, throwing her arms around her.

“Your Majesty,” said Nex, bowing.

Queen Niobe smiled. “How are the lessons coming?”

“He’s…having trouble remembering everything,” said Aisha.

“Be patient, dear. There’s plenty of time before the ball.”

“Ball?” said the couple.

“Teredor didn’t tell you? He’s throwing a ball in your honor. That’s where Nex will be tested.”

Aisha’s mouth dropped. “What if…he fails?”

“Then” — Niobe hung her head — “you must choose a suitor from among the young men your father has invited.”

Author/Artist’s Notes

First, hands are still stupid.

Second, have I ever mentioned I like Aisha’s parents? I always have, even in the older seasons. Niobe is one of my favorite of the Winx’s mothers.

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NerdyPrincesses2 Mollz
NerdyPrincesses2 Mollz
October 7, 2019 4:52 pm

I also like Aisha’s parents, and how Rainbow doesn’t demonize them. Sometimes Aisha is right, sometimes her parents are right. Neither of them are inherently wrong. (Hey look, more yin-yang allegories, HMMMM.)