Pink, puckered skin basked in the sweet perfume of jasmine and lilies; the crystal jars of scented oils sparkled beneath the golden glow of the lanterns overhead, each one gleaming like a precious jewel.

Giggling, the princess Buyuei splashed the warm water, plump bubbles pirouetting over her hand and in-between her fingers. The maroon paint on her nails burned against the pearl-pink haze of her bathwater

Written: 28 February 2013

Word Count: 66

A/NThis character (Min Buyuei) was an early attempt to revise a princess I had initially created in 2011, and who was originally heavily influenced by Disney Aladdin‘s cut song “Call Me A Princess”. In 2012-2013, I tried to infuse more of the original “Histoire d’Aladdin ou la Lampe merveilleuse” into the character by making her more Chinese-inspired. With that in mind, this stands as an interesting middle ground in her character development. (Additionally, the name given above is not her final name.)


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