Looking back over my shoulder, I pulled my black cloak around my shoulders tighter. Tipping my head forwards to cover my face, I hurried towards the forest. With a final glance to my sleeping village, I sighed and stepped behind the oak tree which was the meeting point.
"My lady! About time you showed up." A crunching noise came from the shadows and an apple core rolled into my foot. Following the core from the shadows came a knight like no other. What he lacked in brains, he made up for in strength - a formidable opponent in battle, yet away from the field he was the most gentle person in the neighbouring village.