I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in
I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father’s house this evening or never.
By: anchand.witchie and gray “zekin”
Today, the kingdom of Theria is as lively as ever, tradesmen are doing their businesses in the market, the kids are playing and running around the fields and valleys, women are chattering and giggling in the newest gossip in town, and the life of therians going at the usual peaceful manner.
Unbeknownst to the people, their beloved prince is out and wandering out of the palace grounds again. Oh how the prince loved to turn the palace upside down! Palace guards are running back and forth and were looking frantically for the missing prince. The king, however, did not move from his throne placing trust in the famous white knight who vowed to do his best to bring back and save his idiotic son in danger. The famous knight is known only as the white knight but the countless times the palace relied on him for saving and protecting the prince has proven him to be the best and most loyal knight in the kingdom. He is the bravest knight wearing his full armour day and night that it has become a funny rumour that the white knight never takes off his armoured helmet even in his sleep.
That morning, the mysterious white knight was walking to his cabin when he heard rustles of leaves behind the tree. He instinctively touched the hilt of his sword and slowly walked to the tree. There he saw the prince sleeping peacefully away from his morning duties again. The white knight kicked the prince in the rib slightly, “oi, lazy prince, you are not sleeping beauty to be taking a nap and waiting to be kissed by a lovely princess here. Please return to the palace immediately.” The prince and his knight have gotten close because of the countless times that they have been together that the imprudence of kicking a prince in the rib seems to be a forgivable act in the part of the knight. The prince turned, ignored the knight and whispered, ” why don’t we look for a lovely princess who’ll grant this lonely prince a kiss then?”. And just like that, the selfish prince dragged the white knight with him out of the place to search for a lovely princess who will grant the lonely prince a kiss.
While the prince was walking in town with the white knight, he saw a pretty lady and pointed her at the knight. The white knight can only be more exasperated for the behaviour of his prince for they are following a lady like an outlaw. She smells like roses was all the prince said to the knight for the reason of them following her. The knight was getting more agitated and was about to bring his prince back to the palace by force when he heard a girl yelps. He immediately searched for the prince to verify his safety and in his shocked found him face to face with 10 men like a young man protecting his lady in distress. The white knight sighed defeated at the prince carelessness and at the same time respected him for his bravery and just judgment. The ten men attacked the prince all at once, but with the help of the white knight’s prowess and jumping in the midst of the fight, the enemies were taken by surprised and were defeated.
The prince looked at the spot where he left the lady excitedly and was disappointed when he found her gone leaving a thank you note and a rose behind. He picked the flower and sat glumly. The knight trying to cheer his prince spirit started to tell him about a beautiful rose garden in the middle of the forest rumoured to be granting lonely people with one wish but is full of strong monsters. “It is said that fairies would come to town to look for kind people who is willing to risk their life to save them. After saving a fairy, she would leave a rose behind, that rose is said to be the magic that would lead you to the rose garden if you are willing to search for it.” The prince laughed and said, ” I didn’t know you read fairy tales!” But he was convinced that they should check the rumoured rose garden.
Upon reaching the middle of the forest, both were surprised to see the rose garden real. The whole place was full of wild roses that they can’t help but stare agape. “Do you think the girl we saved is a fairy?!” The knight asked the prince excitedly. The prince laughed heartily, ” how can you believe in fairies and read fairy tales, white knight?” He teased. The white knight didn’t answer instead drew his sword and yelled, “there are enemies my prince! Please stand behind me!” The knight slashed and sparred with the monsters but he was soon outnumbered and got surrounded. He saw the prince drew his sword and started fighting the enemies in an attempt to save him. The knight cried for the prince to stop, “My prince! Your safety is my utmost priority. I vowed to my honor that I am going to protect you with my life! Please stand aside and let me do my duty.” The prince ignoring his plea stand with him back to back ready to take on more monsters, “as a prince of this kingdom and as he next ruler I shall prove my bravery! And that does not include me, stepping aside from this battle. And you are a knight of this kingdom, therefore, as the next ruler, I shall protect you as my own brother!” The knight touched with the prince statement whispered a wish in the air, “please grant me the power to protect the prince with my life until the end.” Together they fought the monsters one after another. The brave knight saving the prince for any fatal blow that may cause his life in danger. The prince killed the last monster, smiled brightly, and about to thank the knight, to his surprise, he found the knight panting and dying in a pool of his own blood in the ground. The prince run to his side and checked him for a pulse, he found it weak the knight shivering and dying. He took the armored helmet off of the knight’s head and was surprised that instead of a man he found a lady inside. The prince was unable to get over with his shock immediately, he stares as the white knight flutter her eyes a bit and holds his cheeks with the hands who have protected him all this time. “Thank you. I am glad to serve an upright and kind prince.” The prince tears started flowing down his cheeks, he cried for his bravest knight, his best friend and companion for so many years, he looked up and screamed, “fairies of this rose garden!! If you are real…please hear me out! Please…heal this brave knight of mine..please let me know her more..please!!!keep her alive!!!” He sobbed and kissed her in the lips.
The prince woke up and sat up immediately. He looked around and found himself in his room in the palace, he stood up and run over the window wondering if it was all a dream, he clenched his hands in agitation and was surprised to crushed a rose in his hand.