The monarch was used to waking up with [X] gone. Ey frequently woke early to go pray and attend to eir duties within the palace. [X] being gone was normal.
What worried the monarch was that when xe woke up, [Y] was missing as well. Normally [Y] would still be tucked comfortably under the monarchs arm, still softly snoring, but this morning xe was utterly alone.
“Love? Love please get off me I need to get up now.”
“As much as I would love to do that, [X] is on top of me and is absolutely dead asleep. We’re stuck.”
The couch was not made for three people. Really, it was a glorified loveseat, barely had room for two. Nevertheless, they made it work, [X] sprawled across eir partners’ laps as they sat side by side.
“But [X], why does your mother let you have two spouses?”
“I’m the ruling monarch I do what I want.”
“Xir majesty -”
“We’re in private, I’m pretty sure you can call our spouse by xir name.”