A cure for his ailment, huh?
Lounging in one of the local taverns close to the palace, I turned my thoughts over in my head. Word was that the king had sent one of his people out to search for the cure to his illness.
Many before had looked for a cure of similar proportions, but none had ever been found.
I ran a hand through my now-short hair, looking at my wrist when my hand came down. Looking at the neat purple ribbon tied around it.
Where are the royal princesses?
When the current king had overthrown the old one (who, by the way, was a just person loved by all) the entire family had to flee. Some were killed.
But some escaped.
It all happened while I was a child, only a handful of years old. I was too young to remember the event, but I remembered one of the princesses giving me the royal purple ribbon as a thank-you gift for finding her runaway puppy.
I'd treasured it ever since.
Standing up and pushing my chair back, I left a handful of coins on the table to pay for my food, and walked out. Wind was stirring through the clearing, and I closed my eyes, letting it was over me.
My eyes opened when I could smell the burning of smoke.
I wrinkled my nose. Trevor.
He was such a nuisance around these parts, and no one could do much to stop him. He was fast, cunning, and skilled with weaponry.
I sighed at I came up to the stables, walking inside. It was a general stable, where everyone could keep their horses, but the king had his own quarters. Too close to the burning house for comfort, but I went inside anyway, ignoring the two people outside speculating the damage to the house.
Suddenly, a noise in the hay caught my attention, and I whipped my head to the left. I thought it was a horse, but it was coming from the tack room.
Very carefully, I approached the room, before pushing it open and standing back, bracing.
I thought it might have been a thief, but it was a girl who didn't look much like one.
"Are you hidi-" I began, then stopped as I narrowed my eyes looking her up and down. I know her from somewhere...
She just stared at me with wide eyes. "Close the door!" she hissed.
I joined her inside, memories still weakly fluttering in my brain as I looked at her. "What are you-" I tried again, before stopping immediately.