54. Oh It’s On!

Nicky Rostov, aged 20½
16th November 1805
On a road near Wachau, Austria

Diary – I’ve simply got to tell you! Something incredible has happened. Are you ready??? I actually MET the emperor today, the real Russian emperor, and it was A-MAZ-ING!!!

Here’s what happened… I was standing around on the road feeling MAD about not getting to do any fighting when suddenly everything slowed down. Everyone was quiet, and it was like the air was ON FIRE.

That’s when I saw him. He was Majestic. Amazing. Majazing! Haha – it was like he was surrounded in white light and was hovering down the street like a big beautiful hummingbird without any wings. When he spoke it was like eating really amazing honey or just a whole LUMP of sugar!

And diary, I DONT KNOW HOW TO TELL YOU THIS, but he LOOKED into my EYES.

I nearly DIED.

OK it’s my bedtime now, I’ll tell you more tomorrow. I’m going to dream about the emperor! I love him!