And here I thought everyone was friends again. But I get online and..
I guess you are right about that. Doesn’t look like I’ll have to worry about it for awhile, though.
Should I be happy about this?
Hopefully not. Ha, or ever. But there’s hope for you yet.
Mm.. I’ll let you know once I figure that out.
Hey, hey. I have boundaries, too. Kind of? Yeah, I do. They’re just a bit beyond what they’d ever be happy to accept, that’s not my fault. I’ve been working on ways to avoid getting caught lately, so far it’s not working. The only sure-fire method I’ve discovered is letting Drew decide things for me.
Yeah, true. I’m surprised you’re bringing it up, actually.
Your slight uncertainty is my point. Oh, I’m definitely not surprised by that, but he won’t be able to help you out when you’re both ruling a country of your own.
You’re not the only one who’s changed, Tones.
Why’s that. You’re the good one.
I wouldn’t say ‘good.’ They’re just not angry with me nearly as much but that’s only because I never get caught and I have boundaries. But you know I’ve had friends they never approved of.
She wouldn’t be if she met Harry. At least Drew’s a good influence, she’s always liked that about him. Harry is the opposite of that.
Figured as much. But I guess I don’t really have room to talk.
Sort of. We figure he’s old enough that it’s not lame to hang out with him anymore. Besides, he makes a fucking fantastic wingman.
It’s nice to know that you have other friends besides Drew; mother would be proud.
Antony Petrov is descended from the Romanov family of Russia. His grandmother was Anastasia Romanova, the only daughter of Czar Nicholas II to survive the Romanov family massacre at the hands of the Red Army on the night of July 17th, 1918.
Tony has never heard the story of how she survived that night, and he doubts his father even knows all the details. She never spoke of the event, even after her return to Russia when Communism ended following the second World War. Her reign was long and marked by a peaceful period in Russia’s history. She married and had one son with a Russian aristocrat named Samuil Roman Petrov. She died in 1986 (the same year her grandson, Antony, was born) at the age of 85 years. The throne was inherited by her son, Czar Alexander Vasiliy Petrov who reigns to this day and lives in Moscow with his wife, Czarina Isolde Voight Petrova.
Isolde was born in Düsseldorf, Germany to an influential family, but not a Royal one. Her heritage in the city stretches back hundreds of years and has close ties with Germany’s royal family, though the two lines never intermarried. It came as a surprise to everyone when Isolde and Czar Alexander started dating after a chance meeting at a world summit in Germany, but their eventual engagement was received well by both families none-the-less.
The two children produced by the marriage, Czarevich Antony Petrov and younger sister Czarevna Angelina Petrova, both stand to inherit their father’s country. Czar Alexander is doubtful that his son will ever be ready to rule Russia. He has started to place his hopes on Lina, and thinks she might be better suited to the privilege.
But, hopefully, that decision will not need to be made for many years.