The Hall was dark, bodies lay everywhere around the place from the battle that had taken place. Blood coated the floor mostly, hiding the bright white marble that lay beneath it, staining it with an almost maroon hue. The air was heavy from the scent of it, it growing old quickly as the older bodies started their decaying process with the blood. However, some of it was still fresh. It made the senses heavy and weak, almost blinding to anyone in there. A Groan was let out though, from the stairs just in front of the throne. The king lay there, his gauntlet covered hand holding his side as blood leaked out from under his heavy armor. His flowing cape was spread out beneath him, still holding tight around his neck and the large medal that held it all in place. His was curled up in the arms of a frightened girl, young and pale and sobbing. Her white dress was staining blood red and pink as his blood poured onto her lap, her face flushed as tears slipped down her cheeks and onto his shining chest plate. "Don't Cry....Please Don't Cry." The King said weakly with a pained smile, his free hand reaching out to stroke her soaked cheek. "I'll be fine...But I can't stay here." "NO! No you can't die...You promised! You promised you'd be safe!" The girl yelled, still drying as she looked down at the king. "Hush...Stop those tears. A future ruler can not cry in front of their subjects...Come now, Please let me see your face smiling before I go." "You Lier! You are a horrible lier!" She said in another cry as her own blood covered hand attempted to wipe her eyes, though only made more of a mess of herself than before. "You promised...you promised..." "Forgive me...I know I haven't kept my word. But There is one promise I can keep." He said, his voice suddenly more ragged than before. "You will make a fine...fine Queen." The King Closed his eyes after that, not listening to the girl any longer as she demanded him to open them once more, the girls shaking doing nothing to bring his eyes open. And in those last moments of her sobbing and begging, the king passed on the girl only able to scream now as she cradled the king tightly in her lap. In the distance, there was noise, stomping boots as returning soldiers ran through the nearly destroyed castle calling out. "Princess...Princess." "Princess for goodness sake sit up!" An old ragged voice from an elderly maid scolded, shocking the young lady from her stupor.The young woman jumped from her seat almost, sending a pile of important documents onto the floor. She gasped as she looked over the mess now covering the lush red carpets of her office, a frown set on her lips before she closed her eyes and sighed. The maid only let out a small huff before she walked over to the woman and placed a small cup of tea on a small corner, it being the only place that was safe for the tea as the rest of the large oak table was covered in strategic maps and letters from generals. "You haven't been sleeping well at all. Have you not been taking that remedy I've been sending to you? Months and Months of little rest and food, you can't even think properly anymore! If This war doesn't kill you then the stress will! And that no good Vald isn't helping. He's pushing you far to harshly. You are the ruler now Princess, use your power to shoo him away and take a break!" The older woman demanded as she looked down at the sighing girl. "It's...not that easy Matilda..." "It never is with you...I'll try to bring you supper...if That snooty adviser even lets me enter.Anyway, I'll let you get to work. Do your best." The elderly maid said before she slipped away and left behind a teapot and cookies on a small table near a reading chair. As the large office door was closed, The princess sighed again before she stood up from her desk chair and walked over to mess on the floor, picking the papers up slowly as she seemed to start to stare into space again.