She’s highness, deaf but not muted. Still dignified, past perfect, but still pushing. Withering tea addict, laughs at her own sophisticated and immature jokes. Farts. How the highness gracefully descend.
Relaxed, reclined, hands placed still on abdomen, yet they’re itching. Noisy breaths lift her sinking body, till she’s plastered to the bed, not quite motionless. Can’t decline. Sits up. Peering, active, but stunted.