I am not sure if it’s kosher to do two posts for this, but I hope it is… I liked my last one mostly because of the art that I drew myself, however I felt I had a much better story to tell, so here it is.
The Princess & The Two Knights
Once upon a time there was a lovely princess who lived in a great kingdom surrounded by great people. The fair maiden had been betrothed to a brave knight who had set off to slay a dragon in the name of the country. He had been gone for many months, and had given the fair maiden permission to attend court and be social without him. It was at just one such event that she attended in his absence, that she met another dashing young knight. This knight was as handsome as any she had ever seen, and he seemed so tragically beautiful that the maiden felt the need to know him more deeply.
As the maiden spent time with her new friend, she began to understand him and care for him more and more. She missed her brave knight who had gone off on his quest, but it was easy to forget him when he was not there, and this wonderful young knight was. The maiden began to have feelings for the troubled knight, and one evening she caught him off guard by kissing him.
After a few months the damsel could not abide keeping her feelings to herself anymore. She knew that she had loved the sweet knight who had kept her company in the other’s absence more, and she would tell them both right away. She pulled her new love aside and told him that she would give anything to be with him, and that she was going to tell the brave knight that she did want to be with him.
As soon as she had professed her love and kissed him, she raced off to tell her returned warrior of her new-found love, and to give to him also her apologies. The young knight was left to contemplate what she had said. He knew he loved her, but not enough, and he couldn’t give her everything she would need. In this, he felt that the brave knight would have suited her better, and he prepared to let her go.
This is not the story of a damsel in distress being rescued by her knight in shining armor. This is tale of the maiden who found herself, and needed no prince to rescue her, as she began to make her own way in the kingdom. For this, the maiden was respected, and she began to love and respect herself even without the love of her handsome knights. This is the story of the princess who went on to lead the kingdom even without a king, for she was strong and beautiful and could prove to the masses that she could do it herself.