Prince Mentor did not know the things the King had revealed to the Princess about him. The Princess was a closed book, who kept her dreams and visions to herself. Sparks flew between them, but they were not sparks of attraction. As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17.
The Princess appeared before the King, who was not pleased with all the sparring. She spread out her hands helplessly. “What did I do? I am not being dishonest. All I am doing is hiding. Don’t tell me off, it is his fault.”
The King replied “You cannot wear deception over righteousness. Show yourself friendly to him.
A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24
The Princess frowned at the King and screwed up her lip. “Yeah, I would like to know how. I did not start this – HE did. Why don’t you go and tell him to stop his sparring and be a friend to me?” The King chose to ignore her rebellious attitude. She bowed, went away and thought how to be pleasant without being revealing anything.
Prince Mentor might not know where he was going, but the gift of discernment was very strong in him. She sensed he was trying to draw her out. The better they got to know each other, the more uncomfortable she grew, because of the signs she received of him. She hid these revelations, but it was becoming increasingly difficult to hide. She did not feel safe revealing anything about herself in the Kingdom, especially the things about him.