A small girl ran through the last bush and out into the village. Her bright ginger hair flowed behind her as she ran. Her feet were covered in scratches and blueberry juice from the forest. A small basket attached to her dress spilled berries in all directions. She stopped in front of the castle gates and snuck past the guards. She burst into the throne room and dropped to her knees.
“Good heavens child!” The queen gasped. “What seems to be the hurry?”
The girl slowly rose to her feet but dropped again, this time into a small puddle of tears. The queen ran over to comfort her and asked again.
“It’s your son madam, Prince Scotty,”
“What?! What is it?!”
The queen sat in sheer horror and two maids rushed in with a mop and bucket. The queen rose to her feet and gathered three guards and the girl.
“Do you remember where you saw him?”
The little girl nodded and dashed off, followed by the queen and guards.
The little girl emerged through the bush and into the clearing where Scotty lay. The queen crawled out of the bush, her hair tangled in twigs and leaves, her long purple dress torn and muddy, but she didn't care, as soon as she saw her son she ran to him and dropped to her knees, sobbing. There was a rustling in the bush behind them, the guards readied their bows and aimed. A fiery red haired girl stepped out with her hands in the air.
“Dont worry, i don't want to hurt anyone! I was worried because i heard crying and i,” she stopped when she saw Scotty on the ground. “I-is that,”
“I’m afraid so,” The queen sobbed. “Did you know him?”
“I did, but not like the way everyone else knew him, as their Prince, but as a friend.”
“I’m sorry, i don't understand, who could have done this?”
“I’m not sure, but i may be able to heal him,”
“My name is Princess Edith, My mother, the queen of Rindonach, died, but before, she taught me healing magic.”
“Thank you!” The queen hugged Edith but when she looked down she saw Edith’s dress started glowing red.
“What is that?” She asked. “Your dress is glowing and your ears are turning fuzzy!”
“What are you talking about?!” Edith played dumb and forced her ears to return to normal.
“Oh no!” the queen gasped. “You’re a dragon!”
“Don't be ridiculous you highness!”
“Guards! Get her!”
Edith finished her transformation and flew off, the guards trailing behind her. The little girl clutched onto the queen’s dress.
“Don't worry little one, it’s gone now.”
She shook her head and pointed. A dark figure loomed over the body of the dead Prince.
“Who are you?! What do you want?!”
“You wish to help your son? I know who did this, a hunter named Reid Wolffe, he shot him with an arrow and ran off.”
“And why should i trust you?!”
“Because i know someone who can help your son.”
“Really? What’s their name?”
“Her name is Nicole Whisper.”
“Okay then, take me to her!”
“She is already here.” The hovering figure removed its cloak to reveal and girl in green rags. She had long blonde hair, tan skin, and piercing emerald green eyes.
“You can help my son?”
“Indeed, but it may take me awhile, i will visit twice every month and continue my work, but if something happens you must call me over immediately, understand?”
The little girl uncovered her face and gazed at Nicole. She rushed over and hugged her as tight as her small arms would allow.
“You know this girl?”
“I do, but there isn’t time to get into details. I must get to work right away gather all of his friends and the rest of his family, they might want to know what happened.”
All of Scotty’s friends (Basically Indigo and Pierson since Edith was being chased by the city guard.) arrived and ran over to the table he was laying on. The king strolled in and comforted his wife. Indigo fell weeping and the foot of the table, Pierson put his hand on her shoulder and sniffed. Nicole walked in and when she saw them her eyes filled with pain.
“Long time no see eh?”
Indigo turned and gasped. “D?! What are you doing here?”
“D?!” Pierson turned and shrieked.
“Who is D?” The queen asked.
“Her!” Pierson pointed at Nicole.
“What are you talking about? Her name is Nicole.”
Indigo stood there, shocked. “That's what you told her?!”
Nicole’s eyes filled with pain and sadness.
“What is going on?!” The king shouted.
“You guys should leave,” Nicole told Indigo and Pierson. “I have work to do.” She waved her hands and they disappeared in a puff of green smoke.
“You can leave too, i need to focus…”