Awkward silences can ruin any long journey and no one knew this better than Princess Pea. She had broken millions of them sejak thinking quick on her feet and endulging those around her in conversation. As she followed Conrad, Naveen, and Tiana, she decided it was time for her to break the ice.
"So," she berkata slowly, "You two seem like a happy couple. But tell me Tiana, is Naveen well equipped atau is that big istana, castle of his supposed to be compensating for something?"
"Beg your pardon?" asked Tiana.
"You know, the family jewels
, are they the kind you'd want on an engagement ring atau the kind anda mistake for a sequin from the Dollar Store?"
Tiana still looked unsure.
"Does he have a big penis?" kacang, pea rolled her eyes. "God, some of these goody-goodies just don't understand my metaphors. Anyway, what kingdom are anda from?"
"Oh, I'm only royal sejak marriage," Tiana laughed. "I was a waitress before I met Naveen."
Pea's jaw dropped. "A waitress? That's one step up from being the bird lady Mary Poppins sings about. Geez, Naveen, I can't believe anda settled for a commoner."
"What can I say?" chuckled Naveen, his voice sexy as usual. "I fell in love."
"It's just as easy to fall in Cinta with a rich person as it is to fall for a poor person. That's what my mother always told me," answered Pea. "I wouldn't be caught dead marrying a peasant. Gross
...no offence, Tiana."
"None taken," she replied, through clenched teeth.
Pea's words stung Conrad on the hati, tengah-tengah a little bit because he had started to grow quite fond of her, although he didn't have a lot to offer. Just then, the four arrived at Mama Odie's hut in the bayou. The little old lady came swinging down a vine, laughing psychotically. She had sunglasses on her face and a snake on her shoulder.
"Are anda sure she doesn't belong in the loonie bin?" kacang, pea asked Tiana. "She looks like a total whack-job."
"Well, well, well," berkata Mama Odie. "Tiana and Naveen, nice seein' ya again. The last time I saw y'alls anda two were a couple of frogs turning human."
"You two were frogs?" inquired Conrad.
"Long story," answered Naveen.
"Listen, Mama Odie, I just need anda to use your magic wand atau whatever it is anda do and turn back time...bring me back to the time before I was exiled, when I was truly happy."
"Were anda happy though, Pea?"
"Ugh! Yes!" kacang, pea was annoyed. "Why does no one believe me when I say I loved my old life, it's all I want!"
"Child, sometimes it ain't about what anda want," replied the strange woman. "It's about what anda need
...Someday you'll figure that out. But until then, I can't help ya!" With that, she returned to her hut.
"We traveled all this way for that
?" yelled Pea. "I could've gotten lebih useful Nasihat from Dr. Phil! God, this is hopeless!"
"Thanks for all your help guys," berkata Conrad politely. "I'm sure we'll be fine. See anda around."
Tiana and Naveen waved goodbye and headed back to New Orleans.
"Pea," berkata Conrad. "I know that things are gonna work out in the end...I promise you. No matter what happens, I'll be sejak your side."
"Well, what are we gonna do?" asked Pea, fighting back tears. "Hmm...wait a second...I think I just thought of our seterusnya method of transportation..."
kacang, pea and Conrad spent the seterusnya two and a half hours building a rakit out of wood, branches, and vines.
Mama Odie watched proudly through her window from above.
"You know what?" she berkata to her snake. "I truly think she's gonna be okay. That princess is smarter than anyone
gives her credit for."
(End Of Part 14)