Mildred watched the princess skip down the stairs to the tower. “You woke up Sleeping Beauty? How?”
Topaz, the princess, shrugged. She pulled out a vial of something and shook it. “Revoltingly strong perfume. Same thing that worked on my great-grandmother.”
“But I thought it took a kiss to break a spell like that,” Mildred protested.
The princess chortled. “That was my great-grandfather trying to spread rumors about what a great kisser he was. Now some people think that same curse will get them dates.”
From far above, they heard a wail. “Where’s my prince?”
Author’s Note: Mildred, the good witch, and Topaz, the pickpocket princess, are two of the main characters in my book Black Magic Academy.