[ Prince Rila's Point of View ]
"Close the gates until I come back. Don't let anyone else inside, get it?" I commanded the guards near the gates. They immediately nodded and opened the gates before I walked off.
I slowly walked around, before entering the forest near the castle. I usually go here alone and it makes me feel relieved. Not a single villager comes around here, even though it's also another way to get to the castle.
Yes. This forest also connects the village and the castle, even though it's quite a long way.
"Ah, still not okay . . . ." I muttered to myself. My head is aching of all the problems in this village. I have no choice but to obey the king's orders.
Doesn't he know that our kingdom is slowly falling apart?
What kind of king is he?
"Annoying . . . ."
Of course, I can't say all those things to him. I don't want a punishment, though I'm the prince there.
Sitting down, I took off my crown and stared above me. Why am I even in here—in this kingdom?
If only her prediction wasn't real then we could've lived a—
. . . . drip
What's this? Is this the rain? No, wait. What— Why am I suddenly crying? I'm such an unworthy prince—I still cry.
I hate my life.