When the Reigning Queen Supreme and the Wanna-Be King were searching for a new kingdom, one of the many features they were looking for was room to entertain. The tiny kingdom that they were leaving burst at the seams when it was just them and their little princesses and princes running amok which left having any sort of Royal Gala Event completely out of the question.
They found the perfect kingdom and when they moved in, they excitedly began to host parties.
The Queen and her King, without hesitation, would invite all their friends. And if their friends had some friends they wanted to bring, there was always room for them too. They enjoyed meeting new people.
The more the merrier was a motto that the Queen and her King lived by (obviously, I mean, look at how many kids and pets the Royals have!)
As far as they were concerned, holidays and birthdays were just an excuse to host a get-together. Just another reason to hang out with their friends whom they adored.
Slowly our Royal Couple began to notice that, if they were not the hosts of the affair, they were not invited anywhere when their friends were hosting their own events.
This perplexed and troubled the two because they were clueless as to the reason they were left out of their friends festivities.
They began to wonder if the friends that they held dear reciprocated that sentiment.
They decided that this year, they would not have their annual New Years Party. Besides, times were tough in the kingdom. And those extravaganzas can get costly.
News started trickling in from all corners of the neighboring kingdoms that gatherings were being planned to bring in 2010. Friends getting together with friends to celebrate the start of a new decade.
The Kings’ phone never rang with invitations nor did the Queens’ phone sing it’s Royal ringtone of “Hungry Like The Wolf”.
The Royals were, simply and sadly, left off of every single guest list.
The King, upon realization that they would be toasting in the New Year alone, looked at the Queen. The Queen, upon realization that they would be toasting in the New Year alone…looked at the King. They exclaimed, in unison, What. The. Fuck?
They wondered what it is that they did or they do that precludes them from being invited to celebrations at other Kingdoms.
Don’t get me wrong, the Royals enjoy each others company very much. But they hang out together an awful lot. And sometimes, like on the weekends or holidays, they enjoy the company of their friends.
So this year, the Royals will bring in the New Year quietly, as a family. It will be fine, they will have fun bowling and whatever else they decide to do. Together.
But they will question why it is that, if they aren’t the ones inviting the friends that they hold so near and dear, no one is inviting them.
Together and with feelings that are hurt, the King and Queen sigh.