The girl

"See her? Why see her? I'd rather have her hanged then see her!" Rose exlaimed. Her husband patte her soflty on the shoulder.

"It's alright dear. We'll just speak to her." Arake stood listening to their conversation. It's the next morning and Arake barely slept.

"Father, may I come?" he asked.

"Yes you may. Dear you can stay here if you want," he asked his wife.

"I'll stay here," she said with a pout.

Arake followed his father down the halls, pass the kitchen and into the dungeon. He stared into the cells where starved people lay. Arake looked away. He felt pity for them. Soon, the guards led the two to a dark, rusty cell. It was pitch black inside.

"Here she is your majesty," the guard bowed. "Just becareful. I found she has weapons."

"Weapons?" The guard nodded.

"Don't worry, I took them from her." The guard banged on one of the bars.

"Hey girl. The king wishes to see you." No answer. "I'll be back. You just have to wait for her," he said. Arake and the king stood there staring into the cell. Suddenly a hooded figure came into the light. Arake stared at her, trying to glimpse a part of her face. All he saw was her lips.

"What do you want?" she asked.

"Why did you try to kill my father?" Arake demanded stepping in front of his father.

"I didn't," came her reply. "I was trying to warn you."

"About what?" The king spoke this time. "Or is this a lie.

"I'm not lying," she answered quickly.

"I'm warning you that you kingdom is being threatened. By the wizard Aviel." The king shook his head.

"I've never heard of this Aviel. And theres no more evil in this world. Who is this, Aviel?"

"He's a descendent from Andorra. Andorra's husband."

"Ugh. This is all nosense. Andorra never married."

"That's what people said," she argued. The king scowled and walked away. Arake was left looking into the hidden face of the girl.

The End

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