Mainu, a young mage with a thing about dirt, is pulled away from his bland, academic life by Hesykhia, a Master Fate, and meets a vivacious princess who is everything he's not. The only problem: he doesn't want to be there in the first place. Can he get to the bottom of the suspicious happenings around the castle and protect the princess from a very vague yet certain danger? - - - - - - - - "You shall go to the city near here-" "The one that's three days away by foot?" "I will help you to get there," the fate said, sounding more impatient. "You must protect the princess. She is in danger." Mainu smirked. "You want my help? Look at me, do I look like a hero?" The fate studied Mainu. "You are rather scrawny," it said, and he nodded. "And pale, but that is usual for mages of your caliber." "How would you know about my caliber?" Mainu asked with narrow eyes. He gripped the edge of his desk more firmly. Its smoothness helped ground him in reality. "Who are you, anyway?" "Hesykhia, Master Fate of Illusions." - - - - - - - - Remember to comment and vote for the parts you enjoy! Any and all feedback is appreciated. Join my Discord server here: https://discord.gg/nQPP7xNvjC This is a novella-type story, so don't be alarmed if the parts are short.