“Oh, I’m sorry,” she might have smirked at me, “was this your speaker?”
That possibility was remote, though, as she would never consider that anything belonged to anyone but her. Nor was she likely to ever even acknowledge my presence. Notice how she pointedly looked away from me as I took her picture.
You didn’t actually think a Jester ruled the Matticus Kingdom, did you? Despite a certain Little Prince’s best efforts, his sudden rise to power and our quick transition into a toddlerocracy, Belle has always been the true ruler.
That’s just the way it is around here.
Then again, based on all the cat videos on the internet, perhaps it is normal to be ruled by a cat?