A/N: Don't own Little King's Story. Anyway this is an oneshot I decided to write after deciding this game needs more fanfics. I really hope this fandom grows.
Chapter 1: Loss
"Enjoy every moment you have, you may miss the chance."- Verde, records minister.
Corobo watched in horror as the Onii King killed three of his troops with some explosive attack. One of them, a girl named Alice, had been killed before. Corobo could still recall that awful moment, when that fungus landed a killing blow on her. He was thankful for the resurrection beach, he still remembered the pure relief he felt when he found her only wet. And now, it was possible she wouldn't wash up there.
"My king, are you okay," one of the hunters asked.
"Attack, same style as always, we need to finish this battle." That was the only response the little king of Alpolko gave. The only remaining solider charged at the Onii King while the hunter's fired their arrows. In a matter of seconds, the Onii King was defeated. But all Corobo could see where the dying looks on his troops faces. "Let's break open that pot, grab that loot and head home." He would mourn alone, no need for his people to see him weak.
Corobo watched as his people celebrated. They had plenty of reasons to celebrate with a festival. The Kingdom was expanded, and a potential threat was taken down. But three of their own were dead, all because the king wasn't smart enough to see an attack coming (in his mind of course). And they still needed to defeat the guardians. All they had gained was a princess. Three sacrifices to gain one person. And the sacrifices were all Corobo's fault, his fault.
People may see a noble king, but all the king could see were his mistakes. And if one looked closely enough, they wouldn't see a noble king. Instead they would find a child, a child afraid of losing anything.
Corobo walked through the mushroom forest. It was an odd place. The UMA would only attack if he attacked, and he couldn't find the guardian (but he swore that giant purple mushroom was one).
He could still remember Alice's first death. He ordered his soldiers to attack the fungus. The crown let him remember everything. The Fungi were fighting back. He remembered all of it. Alice was to slow; the final fungus landed a killing blow. And the fights here turned out to be for nothing, the Guardian wasn't even there. Corobo killed the fungus with a strike from his staff, enraged at the death of one of his people. Alice had nearly died for good, just for some loot. Corobo was confused, where was the guardian?
Corobo turned to leave. There was no point in being here without the royal guard. And even then, the past was overlapping with the present far too much here.
Apricot was worried about her king. He seemed like he was regretting something, like something was tormenting him. She decided to ask the bull knight, he seemed like he knew the King best. "Howser, I need you to answer a question."
"Does it have to do with our plans of world domination?"
"It's about the King's health."
"Is he sick! Do we need a doctor!" Apricot wondered if the King's current condition was better or worse then what Howser suggested. She really couldn't decide.
"No, he seems like he's tormenting himself. His eyes always have the same self-hating, guilt filled look. Did something happen to him?"
"In the battle with the Onii King, three of our men were killed." Apricot felt guilty, it was possible three of the kingdoms soldiers were gone for good, and she had acted like nothing happened.
"It's still possible they could wash up on resurrection beach, right?"
"Its pos-" Howser's reply was cut off by an announcement.
"Three people have washed up on the shore of resurrection beach."
Howser and Apricot both gave a sigh of relief. They didn't know what would happen if they hadn't washed ashore.
As Corobo dashed off to meet his soldiers, what he was told echoed in his head.
"There's still a chance they'll wash up on the shores. The time limit hasn't been reached yet."
"Records show it still isn't time for them to wash up. Don't worry my King, keep a positive attitude. It's highly likely they'll wash ashore."
"Is something wrong? If you need help I'll try my best to help. Just try to keep a hopeful look on things."
"Studies on the nature of resurrection beach have shown that it takes an entire day for us to know what their fate is for sure. So don't blame yourself just yet."
"I'm sure if they were good God will let them return. If they don't then they'll be in a better place. Don't worry, God says you shouldn't worry."
But Howser's advice touched him the most.
"Keep an upbeat attitude my king. You're the most noble of us all. Have hope in their return and never stop trying to achieve your goals. We all have faith in you, don't let us down. I'll never leave your side."
Corobo now knew that Howser would always be there for him. 'They were right, I need to remain optimistic about the future.'
Alice opened her eyes to find herself looking at her king. "Need a hand?" He asked, holding out his hand. The soldier took the king's hand and pulled herself up. Alice could see the other two soldiers hacking up a log. It was like the three of them had never died at all. Words couldn't describe the relief felt throughout the Kingdom. It was possible they would lose people in the battle for unification. But for now, everyone was relieved no one was gone.
People may die, but for now the kingdom would cherish this victory and resurrection.
A/N: I decided to write this after the fight with the Onii king. The part about Alice was true, and Corobo's thoughts were based off what I thought he felt and what I felt. Please give some Honest and polite feedback. I'll write a new chapter for each King I defeat.