Epilogue

Well, I'm sure you want to know what exactly happened after that, don't you? Niko and Queen Erlsel came to an agreement, and the gypsy clans were allied with her country. Gaga and Onua were married about half a year later, and for the first time, Onua performed the wicked gypsy dance Tanana, the dance which is said to be able to melt a frozen stream in a midwinter blizzard when performed by a pretty young thing. Needless to say, their wedding night was a rousing success, and within two months, Onua was found to be pregnant. They settled down in the village by the Princess Academy, and Gaga found a possible replacement in a young dog-demon from the Cobalt Village in Hell. Niko's clan moved on, but twice a year they come back to host another festival. Those festivals have become famous throughout the five kingdoms for the incredible shows, and the wonderful food. Some of the favorite shows are Niko's weapons' exhibition, and the display of tapestries by Niobe and wood carvings by Joconan. The two biggest crowd pleasers, though, are the singing and dancing performances by Onua and the five former Platinum Princess Candidates. Here's one of the favorites, which is sung every year at the festival which is also the anniversary of Onua's marriage.

He holds her in his arms.

Would you?

Would you?

He tells her of her charms.

Would you?

Would you?

They met as you and I,

And they were only friends,

But before the story ends…

He'll kiss her with a sigh!

Would you?

Would you?

And if the girl were I?

Would you?

Would you?

And would you dare to say,

'Let's do the same as they!'?

I would!

Would you?

And would you dare to say,

'Let's do the same as they!'?

I would!

Would you!

Personally, I love this song, and it's almost become a tradition for young men to propose after this song is sung! And how am I doing? Just fine, thank you. I'm quite happy with my job at the church near town. Yuushi-chan still visits sometimes, and we laugh about the time a young man stumbled into the church, sopping wet and dressed like a thief. Speaking of which, I wonder if that young man will ever take her to the festival, to hear that song. Who knows? Maybe we'll have a new queen this year!