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The journey to Teranok was long and tedious, this fact was not made any better by their small stuffy carriage and Katherine had to share with her sisters. Amelia was dressed in a fine silk traveling dress almost fancy enough to go to a ball in, she had an ivory fan and fanned herself repeatedly trying to fight off the desert heat despite the stupid amount of layers she was wearing. Katherine had chosen a simple but light silk blouse unbuttoned to what her sister called a whore-like amount and a pair of comfortable well-made riding pants. High society might not approve but while she was stuck in this hell she would be comfortable. Her youngest sister Julie was almost a mock small copy of her, her hair had started to grow back but was still fairly short and her boyish clothes didn’t do much to aid her in looking feminine.

Katherine had wanted to ride on the roof like she had done many times by herself, the feel of the breeze in her hair. however early on in the trip Julia had almost fallen off trying to join her so she had decided it was best to travel with her sisters. They had been summoned to a grand ball and their father had gone ahead for some strange reason. Julia fell asleep and ended up laying against Katherine.

Sighing Katherine looked back over to Julia who was ranting on about the latest fashion treads she needed to try. The ex-assassin was almost drifting off herself when her sister said:“so are you exited to see the prince again” she said with a big grin on her face, she had been envious for a long time about their night together. Forcing herself not to blush Kate smiled and was about to speak when the coach came to an unexpected halt. Shushing her sister with a swift hand Kate tried to hear what was happening.

“What, ya got in dare?” said the thuggish voice, “Nothing just my charges, three young ladies nothing of value I swear” chocked their driver clearly terrified. Kate moved throwing open the carriage door and swung herself out onto the top of the coach.
“Weel I’ll be da Judge of dat, some young sluts sound…” choked off the shocked voice as Katherine landed swiftly above them. Meanwhile Julia awoke as he face hit the carriage seat that was no longer occupied by her sister.

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The desert breeze felt good against as it blew her sweat damp hair, her adrenaline was already pumping as she watched the small collection of bandits that had stopped the carriage. They had hidden behind a large rock formation and the seven of them whereon foot, unarmored and armed with a verity of crude weapons with the exception of one nervous looking youth who had a crossbow.

“Wort the hell” spat the big man who was obviously the leader, “You sad ladies not a circus act, it’s ‘rite I like my women bendy” he laughed and some of the others joined in. Katherine watched them all trying to decide how to go ahead. “Lady Katherine, please just give them your valuables, I know your father should have hired guards” he said in panic finally noticing her behind him.

“One chance, leave now and I’ll pretend this didn’t happen” Said Katherine looking with cool blue eyes at the assembled party. A few of them laughed but a couple looked confused and slightly nervous thinking this was some kind of double trap. “Daddy kant help ya now” laughed the big man taking a step forward holding a makeshift club.

“one more step” she warned a hint of a grin splitting her face. Laughing the bruiser who looked like he could have been an orc minus the skin color came on. His laughter cut short into a gasp as Kate moved, her speed almost made her a blur and she jumped from the carriage drew her dagger. The club dropped from his hand, a pain spasm ran down his arm he couldn’t move his fingers. He disbelief he looked down on the fairly short women who removed the blade from the top of his arm. Screaming he fell back grabbing at the wound with the other hand to try and stop the bleeding.

One down six to go. Kate thought, the two people nearest her got over her shock and made a run for her. Kat threw her dagger, something she had been working on for a while and caught on in his leg toppling him. “freedom” she whispered and held out her hand expecting her blade to appear in time to catch to other man’s axe. However it never did, it was strange she couldn’t feel the blades influence trying to touch her on the edge of her soul.

With no time block she stepped swiftly into the axe swing taking the attacker by surprise, the height difference meant the axe handle slammed her shoulder painfully and the edge of the blade gave her blouse and pale skin a nasty cut. The man recovered grabbing her with his other hand and pulled back the axe ready to cut her, however a swift knee to the groin stunned him long enough for her to dance away. This wasn’t exactly going as planned two down but with four closing on her and the fifth trying to point a crossbow at her she needed to act.

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The bandit she had just kicked ran at her red faced and in a real frenzy, she ducked his swing and delivered a swift punch the stomach knocking the wind out of him, Katherine wasn’t particularly strong but inhumanly fast adding to the momentum of the blog. Weaponless she moved away from him again making sure to keep bodies between her and the crossbow, she looked around as two more passed the winded man one stocky and bald while the other was thin and reminded her of a fox. The lanky one made a grab for her however Kate’s speed allowed her to slip through his grasp. A sharp pain impacted her arm as a club narrowly missed breaking it as she twisted away.

Panicking now she punched out but found herself grabbed from behind by the bald fellow. The skinny guy approached her and got a swift kick for his trouble, he rose again pulling out his own knife and Katherine felt a fresh cold spark of fear. She was about to activate her spiritual energy but without Freedom’s power to back her up and been in such a lifeless place she couldn't refill her reserves. Just then a red and black slash of light almost blinded her vision; the spiritual energy tinted with darkness was unmistakable and the skinny man screamed in confusion as a cut opened him across the chest and cut deep into his arm.

Her grappler loosened his grip in surprise and a swift elbow allowed her to spin out of his grasp. She looked towards the coach and gasped in shock at seeing Julie stood there with freedom in held up wielding the long blade two handed. “Julie, give the sword!” said Katherine slowly approaching her. Her sister’s eyes flashed to her and they were wide and glowing red not registering the surrounding world properly, she looked possessed and in some ways she was. “Let her go” said Katherine coldly.

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Her sisters smiled a massive un-natural grin before looking at the past Katherine to the rabble who stood confused and in shock. Suddenly a red and black light exploded around the young girl and one man literally screamed behind Katherine. The unmistakable sound of a crossbow *thunk* made Kate turn in horror as the scared lad released a bolt towards her sister.

Julie, jumped into the air propelled by her own spiritual energy wrapped in the veil of living darkness she sailed over the shot and past Kate landing in the middle of the bandits. “dam-it” Katherine cursed running to her sister who was spinning sending cuts of energy in all directions. The small thirteen year old was like a demon cutting through the fleeing fully grown men, Kate reached her using her own speed to get in close.

Her hand grasped the hilt and she felt a rush of emotions, the dark entity Freedom was having a glorious time and a smaller scared presence was Julia, the three instantly became aware of each other. Kate wrestled control forcing freedom back into the blade, she felt a pang of sorrow but this was quickly replaced by amusement “so that it what it feel like to be alive” Julia whispered as the presence left her. Julia came back to herself and burst into tears pressing her head into Kate’s chest in and embraced her fiercely. “I’m sorry,” she sobbed “I only wanted to bring you your sword” she cried voice muffled by her tears and the fact her face was pressed up against her sister. “It’s ok” said Katherine holding her sister close and stroking her hair. Around them the bandits were all wounded but none looked like they would die.
Katherine carried her sister back to the carriage and sat her in before exiting. The ones who had been able to walk had picked up the others and where trying to get away as she caught them up.

“Once I would have killed the lot of you” she said as they flinched at her approach, “today you can live, but I know you now, if I hear of any of you again I won’t be so nice” she carried Freedom now the blade back to its lovely silver the jewel a deep red and black. She walked away leaving them to flee at their own pace, it took their driver a long while to recover but eventually they set off again. Julie had been sick and the foul, sharp smell had made traveling inside unbearable.

Reluctantly Amelia had left the coach despite it been unladylike and was sat next to the driver sulking from the delay and after not been given the full story on what had happened. Katherine was sat on the room one arm around Julia who was still crying. “it wasn’t your fault” Kate started and told Julia a lightly toned down version of her ‘magic sword’ it was clear to Katherine now that Julia had a small reserve of her own spiritual energy.

At the next town they were able to find an inn. This allowed them to get a wash, change their clothes and have the coach cleaned for the last leg of their journey. Julia had calmed down by then; luckily she hadn't killed anyone Katherine thought as she looked at her little innocent sister.

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 Post subject: Re: A royal appointment
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The rest of the ride to Teranok passed by uneventful, Katherine had made sure to keep her sword on he belt despite her sisters disapproving glances and tuts. Julie had lost her sense of adventure and sat very somberly in the coach starting into space. Kate sighed but left her youngest sister to her thoughts.

The large city and capital loomed in front of them an impressive site, Teranok brought back strange memories of a time that felt a whole life time ago for Katherine and she suppressed a grimace. Luckily Julie had come around and looked out on the city in wonder, even Amelia had taken an interest and the three of them looked out with interest as they approached the city. Katherine noted the subtle differences in the place, the masses seemed more orderly guards patrolled even the poor streets and there was a lack of beggars. She smiled at the change thinking of the new ruler and his leadership. The coach turned a wide corner and soon the great arena loomed in front of them. Katherine grinned at a statue of a young woman wielding a sword and wearing assassins gear cheered in victory.

The artist had made a good impression of her although they had made her more womanly. She tried to point at a street seller to distract her sisters but Julia had already noticed, she turned looking up at Kate with wide exited eyes. “That was you! Was it you?” she asked excitedly Amelia quickly jostled Julia out of the way in an un-lady like manner to have a look.

Katherine blushed and gave a small laugh, “Obvious not” she said quickly trying to put on her best poker face. Julia seemed a little bit disappointed and Amelia gave her a suspicious glare.

A road closure and heavy trader traffic soon halted their progress and after a while Julia had grown bored and Amelia announced they would walk the rest of the way. The driver was protesting but the bossy girl asserted her authority and grabbed two patrolling guards, explained their appointment with the prince and how young ladies of noble birth would require an escort to the palace. They were lost for words but quickly agreed, these where obviously street law enforcement and seemed very uncomfortable in their plain practical armor escorting three high born girls in posh dresses outfits.

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 Post subject: Re: A royal appointment
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Reluctantly Katherine had left Freedom in its case and hoped that this time if she needed it calling would work. They wandered leisurely through the market, her sisters stopping at several stalls, they bought a few trinkets and Julia ran ahead to listen to a street teller.

“… and then the deadly queen of shadows transformed. The mighty orcs strength was no match for the black demonic four horned beast that she came.” All around children and even a few adults where lost in his telling. “…The assassin queen, our champion bested the warrior and won the finals crowning her queen of the area! “ it was only then that Katherine realised he was telling of her victory, she hasted her sister along. “wow… do you think she really turned into a demonic beast?” said Julia looking back, “Don’t be silly” said Amelia and Kate grinner walking on. She thought she had gotten away with the rouse until Julia slipped away again going to a stall selling area merchandise.

She stifled a laugh at seeing artist impressions of the contestants, the great elf, the small skeleton, the fairy warlock and brutish orc and herself looking a lot more womanly and alluring that she ever had. She tried to drag her sister away but it was impossible without causing a scene and Julia walked away with a small picture of her sister. Her all-knowing grin was terrible and soon the questions bombarded Kate.

“So dose lover boy know?” laughed Julia. “Julia! How unladylike” rebuked Amelia, however her sisters eyes quickly turned on Kate and a similar grin appeared. “So does he?” they walked on for a few seconds before Katherine let out a sigh and answered.

“Ye, he was the one to declare me champion before exiling me” the girls laughed at that gasping in disbelief. This questioning went on for quite some time, Julia wanted to know all the details on how she entered and won, and if she could still transform into a demon. Luckily however as they approached the palace in all is simplistic majesty a proper escort of royal attendants took them from the flushed city watch. The two went back to work, one was telling the other how Katherine was the champion and his partner was laughing at his supposed foolishness.

They were escorted to the prepared rooms and their father quickly joined them inquiring about the trip. He frowned at the bandit attack and Julia was very quiet as Kate played down her involvement, he left again and apparently an event was to be held tonight. The three young women had time to change and Katherine even allowed a palace maid to properly apply her makeup and do her hair. The result was staggering, Amelia seemed surprisingly pleasant and it was if she had a secret. Kate let it go but took her sisters advice on the dress, accessories and style.

Katherine barely recognized the woman that looked back at her from the mirror. The long flowing gown of white sashed with a light blue was long trailing behind her. The style was of Teranok nobility and despite the long process they were all ready for the night’s events. Julia and Amelia had almost matching green dresses of a similar style but a lot less ornate, Katherine was confused as the why Amelia the usual queen of style would let this be so.

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As they headed for the great hall Katherine overhead a serving maid whisper to the other one about the Princes engagement ceremony, a cold wave of disappointment washed over her. Obvious that was the reason for the invite and the prince needed a wife to become a king and secure his rule. The morning period for his father was over and she knew enough of the political situation to know how important it was. Kate’s mind soon wondered to who was this woman, more likely a high lords daughter or foreign royalty a good political marriage.

She cursed herself for thinking it could be any other way, despite the night of her ball it just wasn't meant to be. The three of them entered the grand hall after been announced by a young caller. Katherine’s eyes met the Prince who looked at her warmly with a barely hidden nervous look on his face. She returned his smile but quickly scanned around the room as if looking for a mark, her real pray was the prince’s future bride.

Finding none she looked back to him, her heart caught in her throat. He was very handsome and his almost militaristic uniform helped show off his well-muscled physique. He approached her and everyone had fallen silent. Something was wrong, everyone was looking at them. Kate only then realized her sisters had fallen back a few steps.

Katherine was about to curtsey but was stopped as the prince fell to one knee, Katherine was lost for words. Like a strange dream he looked up at her, nerves not even hidden now. “Katherine Rose Darksmith, from the moment I met you I knew only you could be my queen, I ask not only for your hand in marriage but for you strength as my queen, will you do me the honor of your hand in marriage” he paused looking at her with a mix of fear and overwhelming bright love. Katherine didn’t answer straight away and he went on less formally. “I know this is sudden, but we are not blessed with time, what I do know is that I love you” behind her Amelia let out a barely suppressed breath of joy. Katherine met his eyes and new she did too. She smiled not knowing the correct response but spoke form her heat. “I love you too and yes I will become your wife” he rose them and embraced her. Her father walked over and waited for the couple to separate before giving his blessing.

It had all obviously all been arranged in advance, the tradition of the country demanded secrecy and Katherine soon learned that they would be wed in a few days. Everything seemed to be happening so fast but she allowed herself to be dragged along with events.

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The rest of the night was like a dream, a big party was thrown in celebration and as the proclamation was sent out across the city similar smaller parties where thrown. Katherine danced with her fiancé for most of the night although other nobles and important city guild leaders took their turn on their future queen. Several looked at her leeringly, other treated her as if she was just another daft pretty woman a few however had made the connection and treated her with a strange half terrified respect.

She was unable to spend much private time with Alegar but the few private words they had wile spinning through the dance steps betrayed both their nervousness at how rushed everything had had to be. By tradition this would be the last night the two would see each other before the public wedding. Dancing was paused as everyone took their seats for a grand feast; Katherine took the head seat at the total opposite side then the prince. This seemed an odd place to sit so far away but apparently it was tradition, she was joined by her sisters to her sides and a crowd of noble women ranging from the young almost still children to one old woman who seemed to smile at nothing.

She was bombarded by questions again and Katherine quickly got wearied of high society but knew this would be her life from now on. It suddenly struck her that these women where all political tools as often wives of lords had much more influence then there husbands would like to make out. She put on her smile and took charge of her tone, using every skill from her assassin’s calculating mind she entered into the world of politics.

The night had dragged and it was almost morning when she found herself back in her room Julia had apparently decide to share Kate’s bed and was sleeping like the dead. She smiled tucking her little sister in before going towards the window. She opened it and felt the cool desert breeze, kicking her annoying high heeled shoes she climbed through and landed on a low lying roof below. She almost stumbled realizing she was probably a little drunk. She looked around, finally for the first time in days she felt free, she had two choices she could go back in and become a queen or disappear again.

Sighing she laid down and started up at the clear skies and the bright starts above. Memories drifted through her head and she realized that being alone was a state she didn't want to go back to, not only that she did love this Alegar hopefully would really get to know him in the coming years. Tonight she had sealed alliances and had her first taste of politics, her husband would be strong, kind and just. All these were good qualities but he was also trusting and would need her in the hard times ahead.

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A slight tap was all that announced another presence. Katherine was instantly alert but a sly grin appeared on her lips, she glanced over into the darkness and in the deep shadow of a chimney barely visible she noticed an assassin. “You looked very fetching in servants garb Adrian” she said with cool amusement, a exhaled breath was all that announced his presence.

The former second in command of the ministry stepped from the shadows, he walked warily but his smile was warm. Despite his attire he still wore the purple rose patch on his shoulder, he kneeled quickly “My lady Katherine it…” Kate sighed at that, “Stand up you fool and you know to call me Kate” he rose quickly and looked at her in the eyes again, it pained to see the love that shone there. “Kate, is this what you want? Tell me it isn't and we’ll be gone” he spoke with pain and clear envy.

Kate turned away from him struggling to meet the hurt that shone in his eyes. “This is what I want” she said, she glanced back over at him and he was staring off into the darkness looking defeated and lost. Adrian had sided with her in the revolt and had most likely saved her life, she owed him so much and only now did she consider that it could have been for love.
A thought crossed her mind and she quickly made a decision. “Gather them” she said quietly. Adrian looked at her shocked, he almost lost his footing. “Who?” he asked hope blossoming in his chest. Kate looked at him her stare had lost its friendliness, she would soon be a queen and she needed to take command. “Everyone, the ministry must be reborn” he looked at her wide eyed but quickly covered up his emotion with the usual assassin’s mask. He nodded bowing again “The order of the violet rose is yours as ever my lady, I will gather your men”

Katherine nodded suddenly very much awake, a strange mix of excitement and dread washed over her. It wouldn't be like before, assassin’s where needed in politics and controlling them would be key to their safety and keeping her husband on the throne. Adrian turned as if to leave but came back at her and took her in a strong embrace, it took her breath away and quickly he released her. “It’s so good to see you” he said blushing before leaving trying to regain his cool.

Kate was left pondering of their time together, he had taken her under his wing early on and but later a sort of rivalry had formed as people followed one or the other. Suddenly all his smiles and offers suddenly betrayed his affection for her, she sighed knowing she would never feel the same.

She returned to bed shortly after as dawn threatened to creep up on her. She stroked Julia’s hair absently, “I’ll keep you all safe” she said with a smile before rolling her sister out of the center and joined her in a deep sleep.

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Wedding preparation had danced by in a blur, Katherine had been consulted on many things but most decisions had seemed very petty in her opinion. Luckily her sister had taken charge and seemed to have real talent for flowers and lace, in the few short weeks Katherine had grown a lot closer to Amelia but it was obvious that the two were very different people. Julia seemed almost sulky her boredom of been cooped up in the palace and the never ending stream of wedding preparations was driving her mad.

The night before Katherine had caught her trying to sneak out in plane dress, she had been half way out of the window when Katherine had pulled her back in. They didn't argue merely Julia had gone sulkily again and the subject hadn't been brought up since. Katherine deciding that they all needed some air had taken Julia and unfortunately an armed guard into the city for market day, Julia had been glad of the break but soon grew bored as Amelia’s tagging along meant many stop sat clothes stalls and avoiding the cheaper areas of the city.

Katherine had been foolishly distracted by mask vendor as the woman almost forced the feathered thing on her face when she heard the cry of alarm from one of the guards. Katherine almost knocked the seller out of the way in her haste, she quickly noticed that her little sister had vanished; two of the guards were looking around wildly obviously not seeing where she had gone. The sudden realization she had slipped away would have calmed Kate somewhat but a half screamed was muffled in the distance and for a dark moment Katherine know something had happened.

Her inhuman speed counted for little as the crowd pressed her tightly, they cursed as she pushed them out of the way but many where left looking confused as the well-dressed young lady. A gap opened up and she knew she had lost the attackers; she scanned the side ally and choose one at random but soon found a dead end. Cursing she half jumped half climbed up a low single story building and found herself on the flat roofs of the poorer merchant dwellings, she ran and jumped between the ever scanning for a sign of her sister.

She found them almost by mistake, a large man with a squirming sack over his back was surrounded in a communal plaza by three hooded men, two held crossbow and the other a pair of knives. She froze in fear but in the silence their words reached her from her overlook.

“Release the girl” said the one assassin, dagger spinning in his hand absentmindedly. The man was sweating now trying to look at all three at once and failing miserably “who are you people?” he said confused and scared.

The trio didn’t answer, Kate grinned dropping silently from the room entering a shadow to the groups left. The other assassin’s kept their crossbow aimed low on the kidnapper well away from the sack. “You have one chance” the assassin said again, his body seemed relaxed yet his eyes spoke of dark determination. The man looked around wildly, “No way you’ll just kill me! Who are you? My boss is paying big for the girl I’ll cut you guys a deal”

Again they didn't answer, it was then Katherine stepped from the shadows. “No, they won’t kill you” she paused as the man turned to her white faced as if seeing a ghost and even the assassins gave a small jump. “who…are” Kate halted him with a raised finger, her eyes blue gaze locking him in place. “You are just a greedy fool, but I can pay you better.” She said stepping forwards again. “What will it be? Tell me who you’re working for and drop my sister and you’ll be richly rewarded.” He looked at her unsure of how to act.

“And you promise you won’t let them kill me?” he said looking at the assassins again making sure they weren't closing on him. “You have my word” she said “as a lord’s daughter and your future queen” he looked at her before sighing a look of relief passed over his face.

“Look, it was Lord Kalder, although he didn't want me to know it was him, you see…” she held up her finger again silencing him. At that he carefully put down the still squirming sack. “You” she said at the lead assassin. He turned to her and keeled quickly. “See my sister is in good health and escort her in the direction of a city guard” he stood quickly cutting away the sack. Julia was crying but allowed herself to be lead away at Kate’s nod. The man was almost beaming as Katherine approached, “so about my reward” the blade was through him even before he realized she had her sword. Freedom’s beautiful silver edge quickly cut through thin leather and flesh and became soiled in the dark blood.

He looked at her in shock; she pulled the blade out of him and let him fall back. His spirit was just departing his body as she said quietly. “I promised they wouldn't harm you” she quickly wiped the blood off her blade with an expensive silk handkerchief. She spoke briefly to the two assassins and noted with amusement the Violet rose adorned their shoulders. The third one came back and it was only then she realized she knew him vaguely form her time in the ministry.

Katherine waited a moment before committing to her words that would lead to action. “I want Lord Kalder paid a visit, no blood is to be shed however. He has three daughters I want message left for each, a dagger pinning our Rose besides each bed” she didn't say don’t be seen they were professionals, her professionals.

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 Post subject: Re: A royal appointment - The wedding part 1
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Katherine toyed with her hair nervously by her shoulder; it had been a long time since she had allowed it to grow so long. Around her was chaos, her heart beat fast and for once she couldn’t control her nerves. She smiled thinking herself a fool for Alegar, it had been some time since she had last seen him. Three women worked at her dress, attacking her with pins and lace, as usual Amelia beamed close by supervising the hired help. Katherine was surrounded by layers of fabric and restricted by rib breaking corsets, if she was attacked now she would be done fore. That thought would have worried her but recently she had found a lot of staff with particularly sharp eyes. She needed a better grip of the new ministry now calling itself the order of the violet rose, but not today she reminded herself as she was drown in white fabric.

Shortly after the dress was finished Katherine was assailed by a host of paints and powders as makeup was applied by clever hands. Their accuracy was like a master painter but Kate soon found herself growing agitated wondering how much of a fool she would look afterwards. Her hair was pulled back, pined up and confided in delicate veil. Amelia gasped making at show of her sister’s transformation. Katherine had to be helped to her feet and soon found herself fin front of a full length mirror. She didn’t look like a fool; her attendees had done a wonderful job. Somehow the layers upon layer of skirt and lace didn’t hide her shape and her hair and makeup made her look naturally perfect, every inch of scaring of blemish had vanished.

Even Juli was taken aback and very much unlike her said. “Sister you look beautiful” Katherine smiled to herself enjoying their words and the days merriment, the fear and overwhelming urge to run had vanished. Shortly after her father made an appearance and gasped taking in the sight of his oldest daughter. “When did my little Katy become a beautiful woman?” He asked laughing, he went in for an embrace but Amelia rebuked him saying he would ruin her look. He laughed even louder at that and stepped back filled with heart felt emotions.

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The desert heart and stinging sandy wind seemed especially sharp as Katherine approached the raised platform; it seemed a strange tradition but surprisingly comforting. The initial vows would be said in front of the city, from high lord to beggar had equal privilege in witnessing their monarchs union. As she climbed the steps she cast her gaze over the assembled city, how different it was from the last time she had been in front of them all. A cheer arose and individual shouts where lost in the crowd. Her breathing was hard and not just from nerves but from the tight clothing.

She turned her gaze back to her prince, he was immaculate, a dark suit in the city’s gentry style. If it was possible her heart beat even faster as she approached him. She felt faint her sisters who had accompanied her on each arm broke away and took their place as the couple where left facing each other. He smiled and betrayed a tinge of nervousness, the slight weakness was like a beacon of joy and she grinned back feeling warmed through with emotions of love and joy. She found herself looking into his dark eyes and like a dream trance fell over her. The priests words soon droned on, responsibility and commitment where the general theme of the day. Katherine cared little for religion or traditions but was content looking at her hansom husband to be.
Afterwards it was Alegar’s turn to give a speech. Some of it was clearly tradition and he spoke heavily of duty to his kingdom and how Katherine would be a just queen. Despite Katherine’s earlier fears of public speaking she was now quite annoyed that she wouldn’t get the opportunity to address what would soon be her people. His speech soon turned to love and Katherine found herself blushing and smiling like a foolish girl.

The question was asked and heart fluttering like a trapped dove Kate answered quietly “I do” smiling. The married couple embraced and kissed in a mix of passion and ceremony they stepped apart both grinning happily. The priest declared them married and the population cheered. Once the crowd could be hushed they were able to commence the coronation. The high lords from the city state took their places the prince and his bride awaited their blessings. This was crucial if they rebelled now the whole thing could come crashing down.

Each lord knelt in turn with “My king you have my blade” and then looked to Katherine “My queen you have my heart” when it came to lord colder the fat sweating man looked nervously at Katherine he noted the silver floral embroidery that wound up her arms and ended in roses. He was clearly scared but knelt quickly any thoughts of rebellion had been squashed with his plans to kidnap Juli. “My King my made is yours, my queen you have my loyalty and my heart” he said stumbling over his words clearly defying tradition. Kate smiled at that nodding her head, he looked physically relived. Once all ten lords had spoken they rose as one and the king and queen accepted their pledge

The declaration was shouted and the kingdom had a new Queen.

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AKA - Boy Killa

Katherine Darksmith


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