Anyways… I’m stuck majorily on all of my stories. So, the one I’m working on in FF.net I wenrt back and edited some chapters. Tell me what still needs to be fixed.Breath of Fire
War of Six
Chapter One: The Disovery
The blonde haired girl walked through the stone halls of the Windian Palace. Nina Windia, Princess of the Windian people, paced around impatiently as she awaited news of her father’s return. He’s been gone for fourteen days, and tomorrow was her eighteenth birthday. The guards watched their princess as she walked back and forth in front of the castle gates. Her royal blue dress made her look like a true princess but the look on her face didn’t.
Finally, a shout of the gate guard made her relax a bit. “MAKE WAY FOR THE KING!” he yelled out. Nina’s heard throbbed as she heard the stomps of many horses. She ran up to the gate as it opened and the group of soldiers galloped in.
“Make way for the king!” the first guard shouted. “His majesty has been wounded.” he said to Nina. Fear came across the princess’s face. Her father, hurt? She rushed to the center of the horsemen and found the king sitting on a horse, swaying to the side.
“Father!” Nina cried as she reached up.
The King of Windia layed in the bed. His right side has been cut open from battle. The Queen, Liba, cried softly at his side. Nina stood in front of their bedroom door. Sniffing a little, she cleared her throat and knocked softly on the door. “Come in…” came the queen’s voice. Nina stepped in and walked slowly over to the bed. Her stepmother held the king’s hand in her hands.
“Father?” Nina said softly, setting on the floor next to him. The king turned his head to look at her.
“My dear… princess… Nina…” he said slowly, coughing at the end of his sentence.
“Yes, father. It is I.” Nina replied with a small smile.
“My Nina… I’m sorry I can not be here for your birthday tomorrow…” he said.
"It’s alright father. You’re going to be here tomorrow… " Nina said, taking ahold of his other hand gently squeezing it.
“Now Nina, you’re father needs to rest… run along now…” Liba said. Nina loked at her stepmother. Frowning, the princess stood up, letting go of her father’s hand and walked out of the room. Her mother had died of a cancer and now, her father was going to die as well. She didn’t like her stepmother. Cruel woman she was.
The new queen was only in her mid twenties. She was very skinny and pale skinned. Libe was dressed in a pale pink dress that was slim and tight. Her long, almost grey, blonde hair flowed to the ground. Cold and dark blue eyes flickered at the princess. Queen Liba wasn’t exactly the nicest person around. In fact anytime Nina was around her she’d get bad feelings and all the happiness would drain out of her. Ninas father told her that the reason he married Liba was so that she could have a mother after her birth mom died giving birth. Liba has always hated Nina and didn’t see the princess as nothing but a snotty little princess who was a daddy’s girl. Nina cried softly on her way to her bedroom.
Nina flopped down in her bed. She grapped her pillow and burried her face into it. Her tears were cold as they ran down her cheeks and into the pillow. The Windian Princess layed there for hours, crying her heart out, until finally, she fell asleep.
It was late that night before Nina woke up again. She rubbed her dry eyes and sat up in her bed, moving her feet to the cold stone floor. She yawned a little and got out of bed, walking out of her room. Nina walked down the halls of the palace once again, her feet clapping against the stone flooring. She walked around the cornor to see the guards struggling with someone. The wyndian hide behind the wall and watched them as she heard curses and shouts coming from the two guards and the struggling person.
“Dammit! Hold him still!” yelled the first one.
“I can’t! He’s too strong!” shouted the smaller guard. The struggling one threw his elbow into the rookies chest, making him fall and the larger guard lose his gripped on the struggler. Then, the other guard was put to sleep by a knock out to the neck. Nina looked at who was standing still. He had long blue hair and was about her age. The blue haired warrior clapped his hands together and smiled, pleased. He wore a dark violet cloak that drapped over his shoulders. His black shirt could be seen just a bit as he placed his hands on his hips and stood there, thinking. A brown bag looking thing hanged from his waist, his black pants scruffled at his silver knee pads.
“That’ll teach you a lesson.” the boy said. He pushed his hair back as he looked down at the fallen warriors. “Damn guards… always tring to take you in for no appearent reason.” he mummbled. The blue haired boy walked past the guards and stopped before walking through the doors. Nina breathed heavily, as she knew he must have seen her. She stood as still as possible. “I knew somebody was watching me…” said the boy as he grabbed her hand, pulling her from around the cornor. But he stopped as he noticed it was the princess. “M’lady… I’m sorry… I didn’t…” he gasped, bowing before her.
“Rise boy… you have no reason to bow before me…” Nina said softly. The blue haired warrior looked at her puzzeled.
“No but’s. What are you doing here in the palace?” Nina asked him. He shrugged a bit then answered.
“Those stupid guards claimed I was trespassing in the village. I’m only here from Lord Laon to deliver a message to the king.”
“The king is no longer… alive…” Nina said lowly as she fought back a tear.
“I’m sorry to hear that your highness…” the boy said, bowing his head.
“What is your name and the message you have?”
“My name is Ryu Drasa. I come from the land of Laon with a message from my Lord Laon. He said that ‘War is meaningless and that his people will not help’.” Ryu told her. War? Was that why he took so many men with him when he went to Logon? Her father told her nothing about a war.
“What do you mean by ‘war’?” Nina asked.
“Well, m’lady, the six kingdoms started a war just yesterday. Did his majesty not tell you, your highness?” Ryu told her.
“No… he didn’t…” Nina said breathlessly. War? The six kingdoms was going to war? But, why? “Can you tell me why, we’re going to war?”
“Well, rumor has it that there is a secret power deep within the earth. The Six Kingdoms are figthing to discover that power… but I think it’s ridiclous and so does my Lordship.” Ryu answered her.
“Well, I’ll have to talk to my stepmother. Please, come with me…” Nina said as she turned around and started walking. Ryu followed behind her. She didn’t understand it. Why would her father start a war without telling her? Why did he start a war in the first place? The king was never power hungry or greedy. He was a righteous man with a great sense of care. But why would he just all the sudden start some war over a rumor?
The two walked through the halls and into the throne room where the the king’s adviser sat down in the chair and looked through the paperwork.
“Why m’lady… what are you doing up so late and with… this commoner?” he looked up at the two.
“Bages, this is Ryu Drasa from the Laon Kingdom. He’s come with a message from his king that his kingdom will not go to war. Explain this to me…” Nina said as she appoarched his desk. Bages was a pethic little man. His glasses sat on the end of his nose as he looked at them, strands of grey hair cover his eyes.
“Why, m’lady, your father, the king, has issued war against the lands of Worsin… that is all…” Bages asnwered rather nervously.
“That is not the only kingdom… the lands of Motes, Shades, and Waves are at war.” Ryu spoke.
“But why have five of the six kingdoms gone to war Bages?” Nina asked again.
“Why, a disagreement between the kings have come…” Bages answered.
“And what disagreement is that?”
“That is none of your business Princess Nina.” Liba said as she walked into the throne room. Nina gave her stepmother a cold glare. “Now run off Princess, and go back to your land sir Ryu.” Liba told them. Nina turned around and grabed Ryu’s arm, pulling him out of the throne room.
“I need to know what’s going on. I don’t trust my stepmother… she’s always been behind my father’s back doing stuff she’s not supose to. take me with you. After my father’s death, I think she has something planned.” Nina whispered to Ryu.
“What? Are you conspising against your mother?” Ryu said.
“Stepmother. I just don’t trust the woman. She’s always hanging around people who my father doesn’t trust. Will you help me?” Nina looked at him.
“Well, I don’t know if I really should…”
“Please sir Ryu.”
“Alright, but don’t call me ‘sir’, just call me Ryu.” Ryu gave her a smile.
“Thanks Ryu! You can call me Nina.” Nina said, smiling back.
“Ok, get somethings and meet me at the front gate. See you in a bit.” Ryu told her. She nodded and rushed off to her bedroom. When Nina walked into her room, she closed the door and grabed a backpack and stuffed some clothing into it. She changed into a light brown skirt and shirt held together by a black belt. The Princess walked over to her closet and pulled out a dark colored cloak and wrapped it around her shoulders. Nina walked out of her room, carefully slipping by any of the guards and walked outside to the front gate. There, she met Ryu.
“Ok, I’m ready…” Nina said to him.
“Ok… come on.” Ryu said as the gates opened, letting them leave. But just as they walked out, two of the gate guards walked up to them. The princess quickly flipperd her hood on so they wouldn’t recognize her.
“Excuse me, but tell me who you are and where you’re going.” the one on the right asked.
“I am Ryu Drasa of Laon. I am going back to my homeland to tell my Lord the news.” Ryu answered striaght out.
“Ok… you may pass.” the guards said as they stepped aside, letting the two walked by. Nina let go of her breath as they walked into the town.