A young woman embraced by her cloud like gown glided through the castle walls
smiling at the pease she passed, but unaware of the world surrounding her.
The sound of metal against metal rose from the stone courtyard ahead
and as she drew near to the balcony's edge she could hear the playful banter.
Below she watched as her future fought fiercely against her past
and had almost knocked him completely off balance and ended the duel,
but her past had a strong and deadly determination to remain in her future.
On lookers poured onth the seen to witness powerful blow after blow
as prince and knight, right hand man and king-to-be struggled for victory.
The battle waged on for what seemed like ages until one of them stumbled.
Panting with the lack of breath the prince stared in shock and in awe
at the knight who still held the sword to his throat, held his life in caloused hands.
The knight threw the sword to the ground offering a hand to the fallen prince,
but the prince no longer noticed anyone other than the fair maiden on the balcony.
His heart flutter at the presence of her beauty and took flight when her delicate gaze met his,
but there was a sadness in this angel's eyes, a sorrow he had never been allowed to see.
The maiden's heart raced as the knight followed the prince's eyes and then locked with hers,
his smile wavered slightly seeing fear in the loving eyes of the once fearless damsel.
The eyes of the man who asked her to be his wife and the man who was her life
stared at her watching, waiting for her to make her decision and in that moment she made it.
She ran, ran faster than anyone had thought possible of her ans she didn't stop.
She stole a horse from the stables and rode for miles refusing to stop.
When the horse could run no more, she rested the tired, worn down stallion
and when the dust settled on the ground once again the knight stood before her.
Her kissed her lips gently and she forgot that she had left a heart broken prince behind.