"Please my lady, it's not too late to change your mind." The maid looked worried at the princess whom was dressing up in commoners clothing, ready to sneak out from the castle. "Stop worrying so much, no one will know who I am. And I'll be back before the sun goes down. My father will never know I was gone." The princess said calmly as she put up her blonde hair in a tail. "I'll be fine, I promise." She continued to say as she turned to the maid, giving her a reassuring smile. It had been a selfish request. She should not be outside the castle walls alone after all. If anyone knew that her chamber maid had helped her to disguise herself and even found a secret passage out of the castle for her, then she would be punished. That's why Victoria had to make sure she wasn't caught. It was one thing if she got herself into trouble with her father, but she wouldn't give the one whom had taken care of her for half her life such misfortune. "Be careful out there, don't speak to strangers. If anyone seems suspicious, walk away without drawing attention to yourself. And..." "I know that." Victoria interrupted. Strangely enough she weren't irritated with the constant nagging about how dangerous it might be out there, and that she had to be careful. Maybe because it reminded her of her mother. Always worrying for her well being even when she weren't going to do anything dangerous. She missed those moments. Ever since her mother fell ill a year earlier, she had not been able to speak nor move very much. She was barely hanging on to life. With a last goodbye, the princess left her chamber maid and went down to the underground tunnels beneath the castle. They were extremely dark and it was slightly hard to breath, but at least it was easy to find the way. Eventually she came to the end of the tunnel and she opened the secret passage out to the fresh air. The tunnel had ended just a bit away from town. She could guess that it had been an escape rout created after the riot against king Olaf the third three hundred years earlier. Since there were no other function to them than going through them, that was the only explanation to their existence as far as she could imagine. Victoria started to walk and it didn't take long for her to reach the town. It seemed just as lively as she had imagined it to be. Children was playing around on the street, people were doing their work or chatting with their friends. Everyone seemed to be having fun that particular day. At least where she was, which probably had something to do with those street performers that had come into town. They were playing music, they were dancing, they were doing magic tricks. It seemed like they had something for everyone to enjoy. Mesmerized, it took her a while to notice the guard that walked around. But when she did she panicked. She couldn't be seen by the palace guards. What if they recognized her? She didn't run, but she did walk with quick steps, looking backwards much more than forward. Just when she couldn't see the guards anymore she ended up walking into someone and almost fell as a consequence, but somehow were able to regain her balance just in time. "I am so very sorry. I forgot to watch were I was going." She apologized to the man she had bumped into.