Part 3: Escape

After the queens inspection, I would be free to wander about the castle, my escort of four guards always in attendance and my hands always chained behind my back. The balconies of the castle were high and offered a magnificent view of the kingdom. Today the sky was clear and the sun shone brightly. I had the feeling it was smiling. After three weeks, the routine was becoming rather tiresome though, and I placed my back to the view, thus blocking my hands from the view of the guards. Wiggling my fingers to the right position, I managed to slip out of the shackles, then, threw myself over the edge. I'd chosen this balcony for the reason that it had thick vines growing on it, and was close to the wall, which had a similar decorative lattice of greenery growing on it. In a matter of seconds, I was over the wall of the castle and away from the routines of the queen.

"Find him!" The captain shouted at the four guards, the escort of the prisoner. "Find him or I'll have all your heads!" They scurried off. Charles sank to his knees. "The queen will kill me if she finds out, what was I thinking anyway, me, with Nicole, me, just a common captain, no matter how long we've known each other, that fact will never change, we can never be together."
"What does that have to do with elephants?" Said someone behind him, "Oh, sorry, that sort of slipped out." Charles turned around.
"Who are you?" He asked reaching for his sword to draw it on the cloaked figure in front of him. The girl lowered her hood, revealing straight fair hair, fair skin and dark eyes.
"I'm looking for the Stars," She said. "And I believe you can help me, Captain." The girl smiled and Charles felt a shiver go down his spine.

The End

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