SLOW UPDATES --- Ashrudel is a highly respected kingdom. The rulers have two healthy sons, Martyn and Philip. But when the king gets fatally sick, the queen forces her sons to marry a princess of their choosing. Each day is filled with strenuous trials, training, and more. Philip never felt an attraction towards girls, so every day has become torture for him. In a society that burns people at the stake for homosexuality, he knows it is crucial to keep that part about him a secret. Most days Philip sneaks out of the castle and into the village, seeing life from a normal person's perspective. But one day, he stumbles across a beautiful peasant named Daniel. --- This story might be triggering!!! If you are sensitive to homophobic slurs and violence, please read at your own risk. Set place in the past (somewhat of a Pirates Of The Caribbean type of society, but with a monarchy).