There was a total eclipse in the nights sky. All was pitch black in the Telmarine castle, which intimidated the village below. Except one room, up in the tallest tower. There was a piercing scream disturbing the night, as Prunaprismia gives birth. In the relief of it all being over, she laid back on her king sized bed, with the nurses still surrounding her.
Whilst, on the other side of the castle, General Glozelle was handing the message of the birth to Miraz.
"Congratulations my lord." Glozelle said, waiting for his orders.
" the heavens have blessed us........." Miraz wittered as he swiftly turned his head towards the general.
" You know the orders..........." Miraz fumbled as he continued to look out of the window into the starry night.
A dark hooded figure walked down the arched corridor into Caspian and roses' room. He quickly placed his hand over Caspian's. In fright, Caspian jumps but settles down after realising the man was his professor.
"5 more minutes" Caspian murmured, rolling over in his bed.
"You won't be watching the stars tonight, my prince " Cornelius began shakily.
" Come on we must hurry and wake up your sister!!!" He carried on, taking Caspian's shoulder and pulling him out of bed.
Both of them, shake rose out of her slumber as she too wakes up in a fright.
" What is going on professor?" Rose says taken aback as she clambers out of bed and follows the professor and her brother.
" Your aunt, has given birth to a son!!!!!" Cornelius exclaimed as he dragged the both of them to the wardrobe. Rose was trying to take a second glimpse at the bedroom they were leaving, but her professor said for her to come. She sees the shadows at the bottom of the door, so she carefully pulls the door to, just so she can watch the upcoming event.
All that was heard were footsteps of the soldiers, surrounding both beds. Arrows shot through the beds like lightening, oblivious that nothing was there. Feathers were floating down slowly, as Glozelle and the other soldiers looked around in suspicion on why they were not there.
All three rush down the stairwell into the stable after seeing the horrible event. Destrier, Caspian's trusty steed was there waiting by the armour and swords.
" Here Caspian here is the armour and your sword, head towards the forbidden forest, you will find hope there..........." Cornelius advised, but before Caspian could reply, he turned to Rose who was almost in tears.
"And for you, young one, this horn, it has taken me many years to find this, do not use it , only at your greatest need." He said wisely as he gave the peculiar looking object to her.
Rose and Caspian got on the black horse, awaiting the call to go.
" Will I ever see you again?" Rose exclaimed looking hopeful.
" I dearly hope so my princess, there is so much I was meant t tell you, everything you know is about to change" Cornelius tittered, looking sad.
At that, they could hear were shouts and belches across the castle, and off Destrier went, galloping across the courtyard. Two soldiers had been desperately trying to find them, and at the sight of the racing horse, they held their javelins in a cross.
Caspian grabbed one and fought off any obstacles as they shot through the closing gate, across the bridge and into the open land. Fireworks went off, in the celebration for Miraz and Prunaprismia, which afterwards left silence.
Until Rose and Caspian hear the shouts and bellowing of the soldiers behind them, chasing them like cat vs. mouse.
They came across a river, glistening by the now sudden moon appearing, carefully as any sudden movement wit the horse they could tumble over into the fast river. Rose watched as the telmarines behind them struggled and fell into the flowing river. Some only remained.
As they entered the dark forest, she remembers the stories of extinct narnians living here.
" Rose, I think we lost them, for your own safety, hide behind a tree until they go past I will come back for you, I promise" Caspian said panting as they hugged, before Rose leapt off the horse and ran behind the trees.