I pulled away from her hand and back to my blade
she caught me off guard with that offer
As a prince, I must never show weakness,
I should have stabbed this intruder
The way she appealed to my emotion
it’s a very effective tactic
This girl could have launched her attack
I am thankful that I became a skeptic
You use the mind to think and not the heart
that was a close call
but why do her eyes look so pure,
was she sincere after all?
She couldn’t mean what she said.
I’ve been private with my desires so how could she know?
Maybe I could manipulate her to revealing her true intent
besides, she’s got nowhere to go
A day as a commoner sounds so tempting
and something is intriguing about her
I have to be wise and listen to my head
but the song, Why does it sound familiar?
I grabbed my dagger and sheathed it in its case
a case made from the finest oak
I looked back at her terrified eyes
and calmly, I spoke
“You’re offering me a tour of the city
what is it that you’re after?”
I know I shouldn’t negotiate with terrorists
because it usually ends in disaster
No matter what happens inside this room
I am sure that I won’t die
She pondered a bit before looking back at me
The girl then said her reply
“You seem you need someone to talk to
because I hear your cries every night.
Mother hears you yearning for a commoner’s life
so I thought I’d make things right
Mother showed me this path once
when she was ordered by the king to clean
I and mother ran errands around the castle
and to take care of the queen”
Take care of the queen? She’s never been sick
but I might be away when it occurred
but when royalty catches a cold, they’re quickly isolated
and the castle is secured
I don’t know what her intent is,
Why does the song sound familiar?
Is she saying these things on purpose?
Her answers are not linear
This isn’t going anywhere,
each answer leads to a question
This didn’t go as smoothly as I thought
She’s countered my interrogation
There’s only one way to get answers,
I should join her for a night
I should keep my dagger close to me
in case I get myself in a fight
“An hour in the city and you’ll escort me back in the tower.
I accept your offer, but on one condition.
After the trip, I want you to sing that lullaby to me
because it’s my family’s tradition”
Why did I ask for that lullaby?
My heart is speaking for itself again
I should have just accepted the offer
and kept my mouth silent
She gave a puzzled look,
perhaps was my request was weird
She might just run away from me
and that is what I feared
This might just be a simple walk for her
but for me, it means a lot
I’m just hoping that I’ll fit in
and pray that I won’t get caught
She nodded her head, gave me a smile
and motioned me to follow her
I nodded my head, grabbed a cloak
and pocketed my dagger
I followed her path through the garden and field.
A few more steps and we were outside
I could shout and scream for I have never felt so happy
but I kept it all inside