I rode through the woods, not really sure where to go. I had heard a group of people, presumably out to find Adira. If they weren’t, then at least they were people to help them. As I was riding, I decided to ignore all the thoughts and plans about what I was going to do, and where I was going to go, and simply enjoy the beauty of the forest.
I reached a stream, and stopped my horse to water him and give him a rest. I dismounted and walked a short way off to a tree, leaning against it. Now, I had to decide what to do. I could just disappear, as I was longing to do. Or I could go to the castle to help Fay get the ring, and fulfill my plans for revenge. I made the decision to go help Fay.
I had started this, I would finish it.
I walked slowly over to my horse and stood by for a few minutes while he drank his fill. He raised his head and looked at me with big brown eyes. He whickered softly. I smiled faintly and removed his bridle so he could graze a bit before we continued on. I went over to the tree and leaned against it for a few more minutes, contemplating what to do when I got there and everything.
The hardest part would be getting into the castle again. I had studied the map of the castle pretty well and thought I could figure out a good way to get in. I planned for a few more minutes about what passages to take, which rooms were where and the like. I looked up at the sky through the gap in the trees where the stream flowed. The sky was still mostly dark, but there was a tinge of pink in the far east. It would probably be the crack of dawn the next day by the time I got there.
This would mean another sleepless night. I hadn’t slept in a while, but decided that I would go help Fay get the ring, let her get Bloody-Hand, and I would disappear. Excellent. This plan would go off flawlessly. Go to the castle, help Fay get the ring, get out, let her go get Bloody-Hand, and I would leave.
I called the horse over, and bridled him again before mounting him and setting out at a brisk pace. I arrived, as expected, at the very crack of dawn. I dismounted, and tied my horse to a low branch, some way off from the castle, as not to be noticed. The last thing I needed was some person coming and stealing my escape plan.
I started walking to the castle and made my way to the kitchen side door trusting that no one would be there. I opened the door slowly, and breathed a sigh of relief. No one was. I went in, and closed the door quietly after me. I went silently through the halls and corridors, not stopping at any of them. I knew where the prize was, and I would not delay in going to it. This time, the plan would work.
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Princess Adira never wanted to have a royal title, and she most certainly never wanted all the pressure that came with it. She just wanted to have the freedom to be herself. To practice sword fighting for fun, and to be with the one she loved, Theo...