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The Heir to Auremoor; Part 2

  1. 1. The Heir to Auremoor Part Two By KGcowbelle
  2. 2. Chapter Three
  3. 3. Onc Oria ha s p e re is , there t o thejo e na d to p d s ting s f urne w nt s o thly fo Ene sa the y e mo r a nd g rd . Tra lings ig thro h thenig the w rea letom keit b c tothec s b no n ua s ve tra ht ug ht, y e b a ak a tle y o thene d y. Still unc ns io , Oria ’ unm vingb d w sc rrie ups ve l flig o s irs xt a o c us na s o oy a a d e ra hts f ta a la in aro mw res w uldb a letos e o there t o thee c o Ene s nd id o he he o e b le p ff s f ffe ts f a’ c m a . he ic ls It w s t until thene a rno n tha Oria fina c m to Rid o theflo r o ab p a n’ xt fte o t na lly a e . ing n o f um y c rria ea nig ha not a re dw he Thelo jo a g ll ht d g e ith r. ng urne ha m d he b c a he s w s y d a e r a k c , he a b e a o r, a he he dthro b d No tom ntio theho ta tetha w sle in he ruis d ll ve nd r a b e. t e n rrid s t a ft r m uth fro w te r it w sEne sha us d tokno k he o o m ha ve a a d e c r ut.
  4. 4. Op ninghe e s Oria fo e r ye , na undhe e lyingo as ft fe the b dm d upw p les s e , rs lf n o a r e ae ith a ilk he ts no rum le fro us . Oria p p e he e upo o a a g e fe theb c o he w p d m e na ro p d rs lf n ne rm nd ing rly lt ak f r he dw theo r. Sheflinc dw n he fing rsto he ala ekno fro w res ha hit a ith the he he r e uc d rg t m he he d he he do thec rria ed o r a n a g o r. Shela atho a c e o Ene sa hiss idg rd a s b g n tounta lehe s id us nd urs s n a nd tup ua s s he e a ng r kirts fro he le s m r g.
  5. 5. Where am I? Oria w nd re a s s o up fig na o e d s he to d , htingthed izzine stha thre te dto s t a ne o rw lmhe Sheha ly m d it ha as pw n he le sb kle a s ha tog s the ve he r. rd ae lf te he r g uc d nd he d ra p nig s ndtoke pfro to p ht ta e m p lingo r c m le ly. ve o p te Ste d a yinghe e Oria fo ht as ngs ns o ve ow s lo ke a und Thero m rs lf, na ug tro e e f rtig hile he o d ro . o w sp inte ap lep a theflo rsw rec ve dfro w ll tow ll in thic c m c rp t. A a a d a ink nd o e o re m a a k rè e a e c rve fire la ew ss t intoo w ll a a ug it w s t lit, thero mw sunc m rta ly a d p c a e ne a nd ltho h a n’ o a o fo b w rm a . It w sne r thisho a ho e a ve t t m.
  6. 6. Home. A p ngo ho e ic s hit Oria a s s o in them d o theric d c ra d a f m s kne s na s he to d id le f hly e o te ro m o . Thes ld rstha ha a o ie t d rrive o he d o te la t nig ha a c e he p re o kid p ing d n r o rs p s ht d c us d r a nts f na p thep e so Aure o r. Of c urs , everyone kne theta o them s p e s theking rinc s f mo o e w le f is ing rinc s ; a q e so c nd ue n’ nly hildha b e kid p e in them d o thenig o thee o he fo d e n na p d id le f ht n ve f r urth b irthd y a noo kne w res ha e e up It w sjus ac m o s ry tha p re ha a nd ne w he he d nd d . a t o m n to t a nts d to the c re tog t the tog tos e . Shehe e ha he rdit a le s am n tim sin ld ir hild n e m o le p rs lf d a t at illio e he s e ye rs r ixte n a . It w sjus ale e w s t it? a t g nd a n’ He p re d n’ha a r a nts id t ve nythingtod w thes ry, d the o ith to id y?
  7. 7. Oria ’ tho htsw reinte te w n s he rdad o o e in thene ro m fo w db na s ug e rrup d he he a or pn xt o , llo e y thes und o s is o s f w hings kirtsa g ntlehum ing Maybe she can give me some answers. nd e m . Oria tho ht a s w lke o und r thea hw y, s htly ne uso m e na ug s he a d ut e rc a lig rvo f e tingm rep o le o ep . Thela t tim s g e das ng r, it ha n’turne o to w ll. s e he re te tra e d t d ut o e Thew m n w ha jus e re thero mw sta b nd , a w a o a ho d t nte d o a ll, lo e nd e ringab a ye w lue nd llo s e g w It w sp tty, Oria ha toa m trip d o n. a re na d d it.
  8. 8. “ , e us m .” Um xc e e Oria s ids na a hyly totheb nd w w sp uringap he o w te intoa lo e ho a o itc r f a r b w o as e o rd o l n id b a . “ o ne s s e la e a s d p e thep he w h, tha Go d s !” he xc im d s he ro p d itc r hic nkfully, d n’b a Turning id t re k. a und s fe a kw rd intoac y w n s s ww w ss nd b hindhe ro , he ll w a ly urts he he a ho a ta ing e r. “ ms s rry,” I’ o o Oria s id “ d n’m a tos rtleyo na a , I id t e n ta u!” “ sa ht, yo hig s .” w m n s id s in he c y. It’ lrig ur hne s the o a a , till r urts
  9. 9. Your highness? Oria w sc nfus d Sure thisw m n w sc nfus he w s m o e e na a o e. ly o a a o ing r ith o e ne ls . “ le s , yo m t ha m m ta n. I’ no ro lty.” P a e u us ve e is ke m t ya Theb nd d n’s y a lo e id t a nythingo e n m vetoris o o he c y. Shekne he p c a r ve o e ut f r urts w r la e nd w sno a o toc ntra ic he s e r. a t b ut o d t r up rio “ u d n’ha tos y d w the . P a e s ndup Oria s id uns o w t tod . Yo o t ve ta o n re le s , ta .” na a , ure f ha o “ s yo Ye , ur-” “ le s ! Do t c ll m tha I a a y to yo I’ no ro lty. My na eisOria ; yo c n c ll P ae n’ a e t. lre d ld u, m t ya m na u a a m tha Oria c uld t he b b e b rra s db theb nd ’ a s p ns e t.” na o n’ lp ut e m a s e y lo e s s um tio . “ s Oria . Asyo w h.” b nd b he a theus o he na e Ye , na u is the lo e lus d t e f r m.
  10. 10. “ ha isyo na e ” W t ur m ? Oria a ke . na s d “ rle m s if it p a e yo No , if yo ll b s kind p a efo wm . W ha tog t yo Me , is , le s s u. w u’ e o , le s llo e e ve e u c a dup Me s id lo kingd d infully a Oria ’ w le ne .” rle a , o is a t na s rinkly, w rn d s a m s y ha o re s nd e s ir. “ le ne up W W rea I?W n’yo a w r a o m q s ns ” C a d ? hy? he m o t u ns e ny f y ue tio ? Oria s id na a , d s e te tryingtos pMe fro w lkinga a Shew sno a o totrus a nein this e p ra ly to rle m a w y. a t b ut t nyo p c a w sno g inganywhere w ut s m a w rs la e nd a t o itho o e ns e . “ rry, m s b I a und r d c o e fro He Ma s Que n Mire tom keyo So is , ut m e ire t rd rs m r je ty, e ya a u p s nta lea a w r noq s ns I’ s idto m h a a y.” rlea w re c re e b nd ns e ue tio . ve a o uc lre d Me ns e d urtly, still g ingto a sthed o o w rd o r. Oria le o as undo d a p va b fo w da a na t ut o f is p ro l, ut llo e nyw y.
  11. 11. Me he thed o o e w e a w Oria toe r thero mfirs W n s d , Oria ’ rle ld o r p n id , llo ing na nte o t. he he id na s e sb g d Thisro mw sunlikea o r s ha e r s e Thew llsha b e d c ra din ye ug e . o a ny the he d ve e n. a d e n e o te ro e o re p p r a p tinetile g a e und r he fe t. A p rc la w s tubw sb ing s -c ve d a e nd ris s le m d e r e o e in a h a e fille b a the s rva thiso w a d y no r e nt, ne e ringab a w s e d s . Oria g s e s lue nd hite trip d re s na ue s d he w so lo e ra tha Me . So to e w red p dhe a the a ava ty o s a sa a f w r nk n rle ft w ls e ra e re nd re nd rie f o p nd lo nsw res c do thes lve . tio e ta ke n he s Oria ’ a ew sinte te b Me a s urg dhe in tothec nte o thero m “ le s , na s w a rrup d y rle s he e r e r f o . P ae m s If yo ll d ro e w c n g t yo intoyo b th.” is . u’ is b , e a e u ur a “ ha ta o m c the ?I d n’think s !” W t, ke ff y lo s o t o Oria s id w p inghe a sa undhe b d na a , ra p r rm ro r oy p te tive ro c ly. “ u ha to m s It’ theo w y tota ab th.” rles id s irking Yo ve , is . s nly a ke a Me a , m .
  12. 12. “ d n’w nt tota ab th! I w nt tokno w rein thew rldI a !” I o t a ke a a w he o m Oria w ss k o na a ic f fe linglo t; s w nte a w rs e s he a d ns e . “ rry, m s I a a y to yo I a no a lib rty tod c sthes tio No , Da i, p a e So is . lre d ld u, m t t e is us itua n. w m le s p ur theo .” o ils Theg in theb d s , w m t b Da i, m ve to as lf a s rte irl lue re s ho us e m o d he nd o d thro h b ttle . Me ig re Oria ’ p te tsa s unb ne he d s a thre it o a ug o s rle no d na s ro s s he utto d r re s nd w n lo s a b hindhe A s a o hig itc dg g se c p dhe lip w n s s wOria ’ ve e t e r. tre m f h-p he ig le s a e r s he he a na s w rn und rg rm nts Oria ’ firs re c n tothela h w stob h w h o m d he b h o e a e . na s t a tio ug a lus hic nly a e r lus ha e w n s c ug he e a tua c ringw t the ep o letho ht a o he C ve rd r he he a ht rs lf c lly a ha s e p ug b ut r. o ring he fa e Oria ins te s c uldfinis und s ingo he o n. W n s finis d Me r c, na is d he o h re s n r w he he he , rle c m a e he tog t intothetub o m nd d r e . Fo as rva s s e e ra r b s y. r e nt, he e m d the o s
  13. 13. Oria c s e thero ma s p d intothetub s hingw n thep rfum dw te hit he s na ro s d o nd lip e , ig he e e a r r kin. It w sd lic us w rma a t he b d a w rke w nd rs s o a e io ly a g ins r o y nd o d o e , o thinghe a he . r c s “ s a sa b hindyo o thes o Me s id p kingOria ’ c the upo theflo r, The o p re e u n to l,” rle a , ic na s lo s ff o “ o yo likehe ? w uld u lp ” Help bathing? Oria w nd re . Shew sp rfe tly c p b o w s na o e d a e c a a le f a hinghe e “ tha yo rs lf. No nk u.” s s id ta he a , kingab ttleo thes o a re d thela e Shampoo. o ff to l nd a ing b l:
  14. 14. “ ry w ll, m s Me s id turninghe a ntio to Da i, “ kethe e s p inte tothe Ve e is .” rle a , r tte n m Ta s -” he o d c the tha s ha fo e o thelo s a “ndthro the o Findasuitable o lo s t he d ld d n ve e t, a w m ut. utfit and re e b r; He Ma s Que n Mire ha g n he p rm s n fo ustous he c s t if ne d mm e r je ty, e ya s ive r e is io r e r lo e e b .” e “ s m ’m Da i s o fo thefirs tim b fo le vingthero m Ye , a a .” m p ke r t e e re a o . Whiles w sg ne Me b ie he e a ng littlep tso thed s ingta lea Oria he a o , rle us d rs lf rra ing o n re s b nd na c ntinue tos rub o d c .
  15. 15. “ a I ha ato e ” Cn ve w l? Oria a ke o es ha finis dw s na s d nc he d he a hing Ne r b fo ha s s e . ve e re d he e n s m ny d re s a stous fo jus o p rs n. The a a ne r b fo ha s w s din o a iffe nt o p e r t ne e o n g in, ve e re d he a he anythingo r tha thec e e r. the n re k ithe “ c urs , Mis .” rles id ho ingo tw to e , o fo w p inga undOria ’ ha Of o e s Me a , ld ut o w ls ne r ra p ro na s ir a theo r tow pa undhe b d nd the ra ro r o y. W hileOria d dhe e b hindthes re n, s he rdthed o o e a Da i c m in, he na rie rs lf e c e he a o r p n nd m a e r a slo d dd w w fa ric Sheto s dthe o thec uc a w ite w Me lo ke rm a e o n ith b . se m nto o h nd a d hile rle o d thro h the w ac a e . “ s w retheb s I c uldfind m ’m I kno the ll b a ug m ith ritic l ye The e e et o , aa . w y’ e b to b , b Mis . Oria iss tiny.” it o ig ut s na o “ s p s the ll ha tod until s g tsc the o he o n.” rles id ta I up o e y’ ve o he e lo s f r w Me a , kingas ilky c rs t o e
  16. 16. “ w l, p a e Da i s id ho inghe ha o e e ta To e le s .” m a , ld r nd ut xp c ntly. Oria ha e it o r re ta na nd d ve luc ntly, tryingtoc ve he b d w he ha s o r r o y ith r nd . “ ne dtob e b rra s d m s W ’ a fe a s he .” rles ida s p d the No e e m a s e , is . e re ll m le , re Me a s he ulle c m eo r Oria ’ he d “ ut the eo s ha e Oria ap ir o d w rs Ass o a he is ve na s a . P s n.” he nd d na a f ra e . on s Oria ha tie thes na d d tringo thed w rs Me p thec rs t a undhe m d a la e it up n ra e , rle ut o e ro r id le nd c d w q k, e e nc d fing rs ith uic xp rie e e . Onc it w sla e a fa a it w uldg , Me fro ne . Too big, s m b d Sheg veup e a cd s r s o o rle w d he um le . a tryingtop thes ull tring a tig r a tie the it them d o he b c “ ll d yo ha s ny hte nd d m id le f r a k. I’ o ur ir no .” w Shes id ta a , kingOria ’ e o a p na s lb w nd ullinghe to a sthed s ingta le r w rd re s b .
  17. 17. “ a o thisre lly ne e s ry? Oria p te te s rp a Me a Da i b th b g n Is ll f a c sa ” na ro s d ha ly s rle nd m o e a s e ringlo nsa o r he s ma tio ll ve r kin. “ c urs it is m s No , ho s Of o e , is . w ld till.” rles id rub ingha e Oria w ite p tie Me a , b rd r. na a d a ntly for the tofinis W n the ha , Me b g n p kingups nd o Oria ’ d m ha a m h. he y d rle e a ic tra s f na s a p ir nd ho ingthe thisw y a tha ld m a nd t. “ sre lly nous ,” It’ a e Oria s ids irking “ ha d e n’d m h. It’ b s if yo jus b id na a m , My ir o s t o uc s et u t ra it.” “ u und re tim tem , m s Me s id s ilinga s p ke upaha ful o ha ins Yo e s a e is .” rle a , m s he ic d nd f irp .
  18. 18. Oria fid e da Me w rke o he ha a Da i a te a ag p r, b ingp a na g te s rle o d n r ir nd m c d s o he ring ins nd o r s p sa Me ’ re ue t. Or, ra r, he d m nd Merle seems fond of being in charge, the up lie t rle s q s the r e a . Oria no da s w sto tos s ye a a na te s he a ld it till t g in. “ thisisso b ring Oria c m la d ta p he b refe t o thetile But o .” na o p ine , p ing r a e n . “ ky fo yo I’ d ne Me s id d d infully a s s p e b c a Oria fo Luc r u, m o .” rle a , is a s he te p d a k nd na undthat s re lly had und re tim te Me . In te m he a e s a d rle n inute , s ha c d tw te , a p s he d urle , is d nd inne , d Oria ’ ha e e na s ir xp rtly. He o em s y ha w sp rc dp rfe tly in ab o theb c o he r nc e s ir a e he e c un n ak f r he dw s ft, c dte rilslo s he a the . a ith o urle nd o e re nd re Whileit was p tty, Oria ha toa m it w sab o r-d ne Shelo ke a if s w sg ing re na d d it a it ve o . o d s he a o tob ll ins a o ha a te d f vingb e kid p e o ad y b fo . e n na p d nly a e re
  19. 19. “ w if yo ll s nd m s w w he yo d s .” rles ile s ug a s s o . Da i No , u’ ta , is ., e ill lp u re s Me m d m ly s he p ke m m ve tohe s ea Oria g t o thes o o d r id s na o ff to l. “ to yo yo dlikeit.” rleto Oria a Da i p ke thro h thec the o thelo s a I ld u u’ Me ld na s m ic d ug lo s n ve e t. “ sno to o rd ne isit? Oria a ke ne us lo kingintothefull-le th m r. It’ t o ve o , ” na s d rvo ly, o ng irro “ c urs no It’ w t everyone isw a !” rles p e , “ w c m o r he s w c n Of o e t. s ha e ring Me na p d No , o e ve re o e a g t yo in yo d s . e u ur re s “ s p s .”Oria s ida s w lke to a sMe a Da i w w reho ingo ala e I up o e na a s he a d w rd rle nd m ho e ld ut c- trim e p ttic a a as t o ho p re p c ly fo he tos pinto m d e o t nd e f o s s e tive r r te .
  20. 20. Me s t a o d s ingOria w ad te ine lo k o he fa e Shela re o p c a r rle e b ut re s na ith e rm d o n r c . ye d n ie e fte p c o c tto la e a s ie e f o n, c , nd ilk. Thed s Da i ha c s n w sp les c a n w rib o o c o ina dc lo ha ing re s m d ho e a urp ilk re tio ith b ns f o rd te o rs ng o r aw und rs ve hite e kirt. Oria lis ne a Me d ne o a o a o w t s w sw a . na te d s rle ro d n nd n b ut ha he a e ring “ yo finis d ye ” Are u he , t? Oria huffe a r he ringa o thela etrim inga undthene k o na d fte a b ut c m ro c f he b d eathirdtim . r o ic e “ e thisisa g o a it’ g ingtog t. I s p c nno g t it a s a r w ut ne d a W ll, s od s s o e im ly a t e ny m lle itho e le nd thre d Me s id tug ingo thes e s Likethere t o thec the Oria w sw a , the a .” rle a , g n le ve . s f lo s na a e ring y w reto b . e o ig
  21. 21. “ ew ha tog t yo tothed s m ke soon! I w no b a letos ndit if I ha toke p W ill ve e u re s a r ill t e b ta ve e d s ingyo in the erid ulo ly o r-s e d s e !” rles id s p ingb c a m tio re s u s ic us ve id d re s s Me a , te p a k nd o ning fo Oria tolo k in them r. r na o irro Oria c ug he b a w n s s whe re c n. Shelo ke s d re Thisw sno the na a ht r re th he he a r fle tio o d o iffe nt! a t p in g s ha s e in them r jus a ho a o Thisg lo ke likea ap e s la irl he d e n irro t n ur g . irl o d … rinc s . W ll, e e t fo theo rd neha a to -b d s . e xc p r ve o ir nd o ig re s
  22. 22. Chapter Three
  23. 23. Me le Da i toc a upw Me le Oria o o thero m Oria p o e rle ft m le n hile rle d na ut f o . na urp s fully la g d ge b hindab tryingtolo k fo am a o e c p . e it, o r e ns f s a e Thefirs o s s ww stheb lc ny. P rha s if s c uldg t thro h the , s w uldb a le t ne he a a a o e p , he o e ug m he o e b tojum o r. Sure the c uld t b that hig o theg und Two stories maximum, Oria p ve ly, y o n’ e h ff ro . na e tim te . s a d “ yo rethinkinga o e c p , I w uld t if I w reyo Me w rne w n s s w If u’ b ut s a ing o n’ e u.” rle a d he he a Oria e ingtheFre h d o . “ ea s ve s rie up A fa fro tha hig w ulds ly kill na ye nc o rs W re e n to s . ll m t h o ure you.” Oria c e he luc Me m t ha re dhe m o s m thing Maybe there will be an na urs d r k. rle us ve a r ind r o e . easier escape route.
  24. 24. All Oria ’ ho e o e c p w red s d w n s s p e o intotheha Tw a e g rd na s p s f s a e e a he he he te p d ut ll. o rm d ua s w res nd s e ta ing tiffly o e r s eo thed o s rings ig a a . The b th ha s o sa n ithe id f o r, ta tra ht he d y o d w rd nd Oria s wtheb eo c re na a ulg f a fully c nc a dp to . Me no d dtothetw m n a s t o o e le is ls rle d e o e nd e ff d w theha o n ll. “ he a w g ing Oria a ke a theg rd fe intos pb s ehe W re re e o ? na s d s ua s ll te e id r. “us fo wm .” rles id q ke J t llo e Me a , uic ninghe p c . r ae
  25. 25. Oria fo w dq tly, p yingc re a ntio tow rethe w reg ing Thero ms ha na llo e uie a a ful tte n he y e o . o he d b e in w sa thee o alo ha a tha ha b e c ve din p rtra . At thee o theha en a t nd f ng llw y t d e n o re o its nd f ll w sas t o s irstha Me d s e e s iftly. a e f ta t rle e c nd d w Oria fo w ds w w theg rd m tc na llo e lo ly ith ua s a hinghe p c . Nom tte w t s d , the r ae a r ha he id y m tc dhe e ry s p If s m ve tothele the m ve tothele If s m ve tothe a he r ve te . he o d ft, y o d ft. he o d rig the m ve totherig Ap a ntly s m o d n’w nt he tog t a a ht, y o d ht. p re o e ne id t a r e w y.
  26. 26. Me le thew y upa d w s irc s s thro h d o , a a undd re ha a . rle d a nd o n ta a e , ug o rs nd ro iffe nt llw ys Eve lly thec m toap teha a tha ha itso n g rd p s ne a thee nc . ntua a e riva llw y t d w ua s o itio d t ntra e W lkingd w tothee , the s p e in fro o theo d o . a o n nd y to p d nt f nly o rs Finally. Oria tho ht, e g r tog t a a fro theg rd . na ug a e e wy m ua s “ u c n w it he .” rleto theg rd a s kno ke . Yo a a re Me ld ua s s he c d Theg rd s p e toe r s eo thed o a fo e the a s ua s te p d ithe id f o r nd ld d ir rm .
  27. 27. “ r.” a eas ft vo efro w Ente C m o ic m ithin. Me o e dthed o a c e d W n s s o , s b ug he e tohe full he ht a rle p ne o r nd urts ye . he he to d he ro ht rs lf r ig nd a unc d“ ur Hig s e , m y I p s nt He Ro l Hig s , P e sOria De i- nno e Yo hne s s a re e r ya hne s rinc s na s Ad ré .” o e Sud e d nly, it a c ke . They think I’m the missing princess! He ja d p e a there liza n. ll lic d r w ro p d t a tio That’s why they spent so long primping me! And why they have me so well guarded! Me b c dfro thero ma p he Oria in a s thed o b hindhe rle a ke m o nd us d na nd hut or e r.
  28. 28. “ ur hig s e .” Yo hne s s Oria s idq tly, d p d w intohe b s a m t a ac e It w s na a uie ip ing o n r e t tte p t urts y. a w b ly a w uldha ly p s fo a o b nd o rd a s r nythingo thes rt a c urt, b a p re f o t o ut p a ntly he a ie e r ud nc d n’c re id t a . “ d rling Theq e e la e , ris o thec uc a rus My a !” ue n xc im d ing ff o h nd hingfo a tos e pOria rw rd w e na intoala ehug “ c nno b lie tha a r s m ny ye rs yo ha fina b e re rg . I a t e ve t, fte o a a , u ve lly e n turne tous d ! P a e yo d n’ha toc e Co e c m ! Sit!” le s , u o t ve urts y. m , o e Shes ide a nthus s a ia tic lly.
  29. 29. Oria to k as a o p s theKinga Que n. na o e t p o ite nd e Te rsw reb g a e e inningtofa o o thew m n’ e sa Oria e n no e theking ll ut f o a s ye nd na ve tic d b c m alittlete ry-e da hes o , “ s d a Yo kno no ho ha p yo ha m d e o ing a ye s p ke Ye , e r. u w t w p y u ve a e us It ha b e s lo , b yo ha fina re . d e n o ng ut u ve lly turne toyo rig d ur htful p c . W lc m ho e He la e e o e m .” s o te c s r tohisw a p c do ha o he . c o d lo e ife nd la e ne nd n rs Rightful place? Home? W t w rethe ep o leta ha e s e p lkinga o The ha kidnapped Oria , ye b ut? y d na t no the w rea tinga if thew lethingha b e am c . w y e c s ho d en ira le
  30. 30. “ te I kno w yo think I a , b le m a s yo yo rem ta n.” Lis n, w ho u m ut t e s ure u, u’ is ke Oria s o na p ke s ftly, tryingto b a thene sg ntly. o re k w e TheQue n lo ke d w a he la , no kno ingho tore p nd TheKingq kly s lve tha e o d o n t r p t w w so . uic o d t p b m tho h, “ s ye . W e e te w w uldm e s m re is nc . It isalo tota in a ro le , ug Ye , s e xp c d e o e t o e s ta e t ke t them m nt, b w m t ins t tha w w uldkno o d ug r anywhere.” o e ut e us is t e o w ut a hte
  31. 31. “ , yo think I’ theprincess.” So u m Oria c uld t ke ps rc s fro he vo e Thisw sg tting na o n’ e a a m m r ic . a e rid ulo . ic us “Think?No w kno it!” ; e w TheQue n s o w s h fo etha it a o t m d Oria b lie e p ke ith uc rc t lm s a e na e ve the s ry. Alm s b no q . ir to o t, ut t uite “ ith a d re p c Yo Hig s , I c nno b thep e s It’ a s !” a s m ht, W ll ue s e t, ur hne s a t e rinc s . s b urd Try s he ig Oria c uld t think o ag o c unte rg e All s w she ringw sm kings ns . na o n’ f o d o r-a um nt. he a a a a e e “ , I d n’kno w m re l p re a , b the c n’b yo It jus d e n’m kea True o t w ho y a a nts re ut y a t e u. t o s t a ny s ns .” e e
  32. 32. “ e n’m kes ns ? TheKinga ke . Do s t a e e ” s d “ s Fo o , if I w res m thinga im o nt a aprincess, w w uldit ta s lo fo m Ye . r ne e o e s p rta s hy o ke o ng r e tob fo ? e und ” “ u ha ap int, the ,” Kings id thinking “ e p , if yo w retohe r o s ry, yo Yo ve o re the a , . P rha s u e a ur to u w uldund rs nd o e ta .” “ kno thes ry.” I w to Oria s idc na a urtly. “ Everyone kno sthes ry.” w to “ h, yo m y ha he rda ve io b yo ha n’he rdour ve io TheKinga w re Aa u a ve a rs n, ut u ve t a rs n.” ns e d inte e llig ntly.
  33. 33. Heb g n q tly, “ ur m the a I firs m t a ab ll; m b ll. Yo s e m fa r’ he lth e a uie Yo o r nd t e t a y a u e , y the s a w sfa a ilinga hew nte top no em re d to ta o r theking o a hed s b nd a d ro unc e a y ke ve d m nd id o y thro ingap rty, a isthetra itio o Aure o r. w a s d n f mo “ t nig Mire , yo m the ha ha c rria etro le a d n’a Tha ht, ya ur o r, d d a g ub s nd id t rriveuntil a o b ut ha a thro h. lfw y ug “ t’ w reI firs s o dhe Shew sw itingp tie Tha s he t p tte r. a a a ntly in theb c c rne w he a k o r ith r c p ro , p ha e ne uttingo he g ve . n r lo s
  34. 34. “ w sjus b fo thela t w ltz w stob g tha I fina ha w rke upthec ura etoa k he It a t e re s a a e in t lly d o d o g s r tod nc .” a e “ kily b d nc c rdha n’b e fille ye Theq e inte c d “ a ke m tod nc Luc y a e a d t en d t.” ue n rje te . He s d e a e a I s idye . My c p ro s t to‘ s he o b ne ’ hilew w nd a s ha e ne a re t r ld o s w e hirle o a ro stheflo r.” d ff c s o Oria no e thes a in b th o the e sa the re e b re the firs e o na tic d p rk o f ir ye s y m m e d ir t nc unte r.
  35. 35. Thekingupw rehisw le o “ s tha nig w d nc dne rly e ry o r d nc he ife ft ff, Ye , t ht e a e a ve the a e to e r, nom tte thes a a it c uldha c us d Anyo w lo ke a uskne tha I ha g the a r c nd l o ve a e . ne ho o d t w t d foundm futurew .” y ife It w sno theq e sturn tos e k, “ s hep p s dtheve ne d y a w w rem rrie a w ue n’ p a Ye , ro o e ry xt a nd e e a d w ithin am nth in ag ndc re o I m ve tothec s a it w s t lo b fo …a o s o ra e m ny. o d a tle nd a n’ ng e re m nn’ fa r p s e a a a hew sins lle a thene king Heto k o r e rtle s a it w s t the a s d w y nd a ta d s xt . o ve ffo s ly nd a n’ lo b fo w b g n thinkinga o p vid a he o o o n. ng e re e e a b ut ro ing n ir f ur w
  36. 36. “ ew rethrille w n, a r thre ye rs w w rea letoa unc tha w w refina in the W e d he fte e a , e e b nno e t e e lly fa ily w y.” m a Theq e b he d lic te ue n lus d e a ly. “ ew reo rjo d Fina ac W e ve ye ! lly, hildtoc ll o o n a s c a ur w nd e urity fo thec w theKing r ro n.” s ile a hism m rie . m d t e o s
  37. 37. “ w ve s m thingw nt w nga yo d c e toa unc yo p s nc e Ho e r, o e e ro nd u e id d nno e ur re e e ntire to ly o e rly.” a b g n tow ll upin theQue n’ e sa theKingha top us am m nt to a Te rs e a e e s ye nd d a e o e c lle t him e o c s lf. Hec ntinue thes ry p m tly, “ s yo c m une e te ly la o nig A s o d to ro p Ye , u a e xp c d te ne ht. kille m w d id ife w ss nt fo im e ia ly a w rke fo ho o e tod live yo It w salo , te le a e r m d te nd o d r urs n nd e r u. a ng rrib nig b fina d w w sup n usa yo w reta ht, ut lly a n a o nd u e kingyo firs b a Ho e r, it le yo ur t re th. w ve ft ur m the b re c ns io . o r a ly o c us
  38. 38. “ lo p c s to k ne rly e ry o eo he s ng a them w d e e tha if s The ng ro e s o a ve unc f r tre th nd id ife e m d t he d no g t s m re t s o s w uld t m keit.” thisp rt o theta , theq e w s id t e o e s o n, he o n’ a By a f le ue n a c m le ly in te rs o p te a . “ u w res h as kly littlething Shes b e , “ u ha s h ahig fe r a as kne s Yo e uc ic .” o b d Yo d uc h ve nd ic s tha ha s ttle in yo thro t w h p ve dyo fro m kinge n as und W s nt fo the t d e d ur a hic re nte u m a ve o . ee r p ic n im e ia ly a -” q e svo ec ug w a the s b P ttinghe s uld r hys ia m d te nd the ue n’ ic a ht ith no r o . a r ho e c m rting thekingto k o r theta o em re o fo ly, o ve lk nc o . “ p ic n a them w w rke d e The hys ia nd id ife o d ilig ntly fo s d ys tryinga r ix a , nythinga e rything nd ve the c uldtotry toc yo Tha s y o ure u. t ixth nig hea unc ds d tha the w sno ht, nno e a ly t re a thingm re o totry. AsI ha fo thep s w e I s p in ac ir ne toyo c d w yo m the d r a t e k, le t ha xt ur ra le hile ur o r s b re in he b d s to w a tod a lum e d r e , till o e k o nythingb s up ut it .
  39. 39. “ ry e rly thene m rning s m thingw kem . I kno no w t it w s b I fe c m e d Ve a xt o , o e o e w t ha a , ut lt o p lle tog toyo c d . W lkingq tly a tono w kea o , I w nt o r toyo jus tolo k, o ur ra le a uie s t a ny ne e ve u, t o b ins a , fo ut, te d undyo w ea a a s ringrig b c a m . u id w ke nd ta ht a k t e “ te do le Ins a f ttingyo s e a I ha p nne , I p ke yo upa w sro kingyo b c a u le p s d la d ic d u nd a c u a k nd fo tryingtog t yo tos e w n I he rdyo m the svo ec m fro theb d o . rth, e u le p he a ur o r’ ic o ing m e ro m “ e Fe lingm h s ng r, Mire a ke toho yo I b ug yo in, a im g m s d s uc tro e ya s d ld u. ro ht u nd a ine y a ne s w n I ha toe la tom w tha o o c he d xp in y ife t ur nly hildw sd a a e thly ill a re o ry w sa o t nd c ve a lm s im o s le p s ib . “us a thes w sc m upo w t w ss tob yo la t d y, yo le o as ft g le J t s un a o ing n ha a ure e ur s a u t ut o urg . Fe lingyo fo he d w d c ve dtha yo fe r ha b ke e ur re a , e is o re t ur ve d ro n.
  40. 40. “ ec lle fo thed c r a hes c nd do o inio . Ag ins a o d , yo ha m d it. W a d r o to nd e o e ur p ns a t ll d s u d a e Ho e r, hea od c re tha tho h yo w refina in g o he lth, theillne sha s ttle in w ve ls e la d t, ug u e lly od a s d e d yo thro t a yo w uldha as c nc o e r b inga letota Thevirusha w a d ur a nd u o ve lim ha e f ve e b lk. d re ke ha co yo e vo n ur ntireb d w a ningit tothep int tha it w uld ta ye rsfo yo vo eto o y, e ke o t o ke a r ur ic re a its lf. p ir e “ r thene fo ye rs w d no e n e o g yo tom kee n thes hte t o no e , Fo xt ur a , e id t ve nc ura e u a ve lig s f is s ho ingtog yo d m g dvo ee ry o p rtunity tore a its lf. p ive ur a a e ic ve p o p ir e Theq e ste rsha s p e fa ue n’ a d to p d llinga s fe re d tos e k, “ ena e yo Oria De i- nd he lt a y p a W md u na s Ad re fo it m a g ld n d w lo e fo a a o d re p c ly. o e r e ns o e a n, ng d r, nd d re , s e tive “ es e fo ha p ye rsw yo la hinga p yinguntil the night.” th W p nt ur p y a ith u, ug nd la Bo thekinga q e sfa e w nt d rk a them ntio o thete leo c nc a Oria nd ue n’ c s e a t e n f rrib c urre e nd na c uld t he b b c us o n’ lp ut e urio .
  41. 41. “ ha ha p ne ? s a ke . W t p e d ” he s d “ u s e Mire w suna letob a a Yo e , ya a b e r nym rec re s , s d e db thene stha yo o hild n, o a d ne y w t u w uldne r kno thejo o s ling , w lo ke p s it a s ug tod c reyo a o o ia o ve w y f ib s e o d a t nd o ht e la u s ur ffic l he a s o a p s ib . W p nne toa unc yo a thene in thelineo s c s io fo the ir s o n s o s le e la d nno e u s xt f uc e s n r thro o yo fo ne n ur urth b irthd y, b thenig b fo , s m thingte leha p ne . a ut ht e re o e rrib pe d “ w sanig jus likea o r.” Que n w stryingno to c a a “ tuc dyo intob d It a ht t ny the the e a t ry g in, I ke u e tha nig no kno ingtha it w uldb thela t tim I w ulds eyo t ht, t w t o e s e o e u.”
  42. 42. “ ew keb ht a e rly thene m rning e ite fo w t w ha p nne fo yo b W o rig nd a xt o , xc d r ha e d la d r ur irthd y. a Ho e r, w n w w nt tow keyo yo w reno he tob fo . Thenurs ry w sam s w ve he e e a u, u e w re e und e a es a thew o ne re t toyo c ha b e o e d All fe tivitie w rec nc lle a the nd ind w a s ur rib d e n p ne . s s e a e d nd king o w sc m e fo d ysa r. Tho eking o stha w uldc o e tew res a he to . d m a o b d r a fte s dm t o o p ra e e rc d o Afte m ny m nths w w refo e tog upyo w rep c im dd a . r a o , e e rc d ive u e ro la e e d “ ed no kno tha yo w rea a livingin Ta itusfo s Yo s e tha p rt o thela W id t w t u e live nd c re t. u e , t a f nd b lo stonoking o in p rtic r, s w w reno a w dtos a h it. Be id s it w stho ht e ng d m a ula o e e t llo e e rc s e, a ug tha noo w slivingthe .” t ne a re
  43. 43. “ s e Oria s id no s ho toa w r. Tho h the w sm retothes ry tha s ha I e .” na a , t ure w ns e ug re a o to n he d e r he rd s s d no w nt tob lie s w sthelittleg the ha b e lo kingfo ve a , he till id t a e ve he a irl y d e n o r. “ he Ene sc m b c a s idtha heha fo W n a a e a k nd a t d undyo w w ree s tic TheQue n ha u, e e c ta !” e d d dhe e sye a a “ r s e ingafe d ysp nning w fina d c e tha it w uld rie r ye t g in. Afte p nd w a la , e lly e id d t o b b s if w s nt jus Ene sa s m s ld rsto g t yo e et ee t a nd o e o ie e u.” “ u m a kid p Oria s ids urly. Yo e n na .” na a o
  44. 44. “ e I a m tha o m tho sw reab ha h, b yo m t und rs ndtha w needed to W ll, d it t ur e d e it… rs ut u us e ta t e g t yo b c e u a k.” “ s a o c urs thefa t tha Ene sw sjus s p s heha fo Ye , nd f o e c t a a t up o ing d undm jus sthew le e tifie ho thing Yo kidnapped m jus b c us s m m n s id hetho ht heha fo ! u e t ea e o e a a ug d undthep e s J t rinc s . us w isEne sa a ” ho a nyw y?
  45. 45. “ e theKings e e tob tryingtofig o theb s w y tog a o thes je t, “ W ll,” emd e ure ut et a o b ut ub c I s p s o w ulds y heisthec nt he Yo s e w n it s e e tha Aure o r w sto up o e ne o a urre ir. u e , he emd t mo a ha nos c s o atre ty w thene hb ringking o , Tre l, w sd w up Theking ve uc e s r, a ith ig o dm ve a ra n . o re o o hiss ns Ene s toinhe o c w s uld w no b a letofind It w sthe ffe d ne f o , a, rit ur ro n, ho e t e b . a o o tio w ha .” nly p n e d “ s he stheprince. Hefa dtom ntio that littled ta w n I m t him That deceitful Oh, o ’ ile e n e il he e !” leech! “ s b d n’yo s e No tha w ’ fo Ye , ut o t u e ? w t e ve undyo thetre ty isnull! No yo a thehe u, a w u re ir! Theo he toAure o r.” nly ir m o TheKings e e toa tua b lie w t hew ss ying e m d c lly e ve ha a a .
  46. 46. “ ms rry, b I d n’b lie a o this Oria ha dtole the d w b thew le I’ o ut o t e ve ny f .” na te t m o n, ut ho s tio s e e ra r a s . itua n e m d the b urd TheQue n flinc da Oria ’ w rd ; a if s ha b e s p e . “ he yo w reta n, yo e he t na s o s s he d e n la p d W n u e ke u w rew a e e ringanig o n w b s rse b id re a o r it. Istha no s ? htg w ith lue ta m ro e d ll ve t t o” Oria ’ he rt d p e . Blue stars. TheQue n w srig a o thenig o n; c ulds b rig na s a ro p d e a ht b ut htg w o he e ht a o other thing to ?No! Sheto he e Shew uld t b tric dintob lie b ut s o ld rs lf. o n’ e ke e vings w s he a s m o e e The w snow y s w sap e s he p re w re t ro l, the w re o e ne ls . re a a he a rinc s ; r a nts e n’ ya y e - Her parents. “ he a m p re ? s b W re re y a nts ” he lurte . d
  47. 47. “ ea rig he .” W re ht re TheQue n s id a id Oria ’ e s e a , vo ing na s ye . “ t yo My parents! P d rn a Be ! Theo sw ra e m ! Theo sw wanted m !” No u! a a nd trys ne ho is d e ne ho e Oria w sa o t ye na a lm s llingno . w “ Them.” Oh. TheQue n fid e dw he s e g te ith r kirt. “ y ha b e im ris ne a a a a The ve e n p o d nd re w itingq s ning ue tio .” Imprisoned?!
  48. 48. Ang r b ile ins eo Oria until s c uld t c ntro it a e o d id f na he o n’ o l nym re Shejum e o o he s a o . p d ut f r e t a b g n s uting “ nd e a ho , Imprisoned?! Ho dare yo The d nothing! If a w u? y id nything yo s uldb , u ho e thankingthe fo ke p m s fefo s e ye rs no tre tingthe likec ina !” m r e ing e a r ixte n a , t a m rim ls “ nkingthe ? The s leyo fro usin them d o thenig The are c ina !” Tha m! y to u m id le f ht! y rim ls The King sfa eg wre w a e ’ c re d ith ng r. “ yo mad?Ho istha e n-” Are u w t ve Oria w sinte te w n theKings o to , hista fo na a rrup d he to d o ll rm m kinghe ne us a r rvo .
  49. 49. “ ws ehe !” s ids rnly. No e re He a te “ , yo s e I’ no yo d ug r a I’ no yo p e s Shed ke a a fro the No u e ! m t ur a hte nd m t ur rinc s !” uc d w y m Kinga m ve s iftly fro thed o “ w if yo ll e us m ,” hes id he vo ed p nd o d w m o r. No , u’ xc e e s a , r ic rip ing w s rc s , “ mhung a I’ le ving ith a a m I’ ry nd m a .” Sheturne s rp o he he l a flungthed o o e b fo s lkinga rily o o thero m d ha ly n r e nd o r p n e re ta ng ut f o .

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