SWEET DEFIANCE Quinn and the Princess BANGBANGBANG!PECHEW!PECHEW! Her back was against a cold marble stone wall. In her hands was a gun, though she wasn't the one shooting. Around her were a few men - staff from the palace - returning fire to the soldiers across the other end of the grand hall. Trying to catch her breath and swallowing down that want to cry, Princess Katarin was trying to run escape routes through her mind. Liyao was a peaceful place. There had not been war here for over a thousand years. But the palace itself was ancient. Surely there would be old passages built in..? "Princess! They're advancing. If we stay here too much longer, we'll be captured." Leave the castle. They needed to leave the castle. She tried to stay as long as she could. Did what the man asked, gave him power over her government so he wouldn't kill her people. In the end, people were still dying and he still demanded more from her. He wanted her to speak on his behalf at the Commonwealth. Tell them that Lorgunan wasn't a Warlord. But it was a lie. He was going to wipe out every planet in the galaxy at this rate... "They're moving!" The soldiers were now moving in. Katarin and the men with her moved from their hiding place, taking off for the doors in the back. Someone fell, shot in the leg and Katarin stopped to go back for them, but someone caught her arm to keep her moving.