"Oi, Princess! Daydreaming on the job?" someone who knew me, but I didn't know called at me. It annoyed me to no end how people called me princess. They found it SO funny that my name –Sara Yuki- meant princess snow. Growling I shouted back-
"Uh! If ya ain't here for a reading' piss of!" Currently, I was in the center in the city square outside the castle with a fortune telling booth set up hoping for a customer of some sort. But, it seems that if you don't have the money to look oh- so- self- important you won't get any business at all! Not even if you were only selling for a measly copper pence! 'Honestly,' I thought 'can't they spot a full blooded gypsy when they see one? I probably have more talent than any of these other shams in the city!
It was nearing dusk and I decided it was time to pack up. I had only gotten in on reading today and it had happened to be a woman who was about to be brutally murdered by her jealous husband because he had found out about the affair she had been having. When I had tried to warn her about what I had seen, she had taken her money back and stormed off. 'Which, was completely unfair' I thought 'one: it's not like she's gunna be needing it, and two: how does she think I feel? I was the one getting the full body experience when she was being killed!'
My caravan and I were camping on the outskirts of one of the biggest kingdoms around. Don't know it? It's the one with the handsome prince, prince- what's- his- face. I couldn't really care less about what his name is… and it was going to be a bit of a trek to get back to our campsite. As I walked I kept my ears perked for any useful information.
When I had finally reached our campsite, the sun had set a long time ago. You might think it strange but was the oldest in our caravan and I was 14!
A large roaring fire was at the center with a few smaller fires here and there. A red head that goes by the name Satchi was passing out bowls filled with boiled shredded root mush that was our dinner. When the younger ones noticed me they all jumped up and ran to me shouting
"Sara!" as they tackled me to the ground.
"Oi! Midgets! Get off me!" I yelled at them, but not harshly. Satchi started laughing when he saw slowly being mauled by almost everyone in the camp.
"OK, come on now!" Satchi said, finally intervening "Princess only just got back, give her a moment to kick her feet up!"
"As if I ever!" I scoffed as I brushed off my green skirt. My other taking my bowl- o- mush.
"Come on kiddos eat your mush up!" I snapped at them they all started complaining, wanting to know if I had brought anything back with me from the city.
"Did you make anything today?" Satchi asked. Sighing I shook my head before saying
"But I did hear something great! Apparently the prince will be taking a trip to one of the neighboring kingdoms and will be taking the road right near our camp! So, I got to thinking… what if we cut down one of those big trees by the road and 'ambush' the party. We can get everyone to through arrows and rocks at them to make them think that they're being attacked. And then I'll come and 'save' the prince, and he'll be so grateful to me he'll give me a nice reward. And then- poof! Money problem gone!" I said this all in one breathe.
Satchi's brow was furrowed "It… could work…" he began "but it would be quit the gamble…"
"Don't worry about it, everything will go fine!" I said reassuringly.
"I hope." Satchi mumbled
I was in a pond, fog drifting lazily in thick walls around the swamp. I quacked as I felt a ripple course through the water from someone's foot. A tall slim figure danced across the surface of the water. The prince danced towards another figure, a girl- Sara! Sara's long flowing dark brown hair was loose with small flowers braided throughout it, her violet eyes so full of live. She wore a simple white dress twirling gracefully on top of the water's surface. 'I wish I could go join them…' Duck thought. ' The prince's eye's usually look so lonely, but when he dances with Sara, they become so full of love!' she thought. Suddenly something unseen tore Sara away from the prince. The prince danced towards where she had disappeared, before very sadly, slowly dancing off into the mist. 'Oh, prince. What happened to Sara? It made the prince so sad when she left…'
"Well, well, well. You care for him don't you?" said a mysterious voice.
"A little duck like you?" Suddenly the scenery dropped away, except for the pond. Then glowing red eyes appeared out of the darkness. Then the smiling face of an old man upside down…
"AHHHHH! GHOST!" I woke with a start as Duck fell out of her bed and onto mine which was below hers.
"Oof!" I said as Duck fell on my stomach, getting the wind knocked out of me.
"Duck!" I shouted at her completely unhappy that she had woken me up in such a manner.
"Oops, sorry Sara!" Duck giggled hugging me around the middle as a way to say sorry. Rolling off me, Duck walked over and opened the window and was attacked by a flock of birds that had been waiting outside the window.
"Hey, guess what Sara? You were in my dream and REALLY pretty and you were dancing with this prince, and then you were gone, and then there was this old man that I think was a ghost and-Gahhhh!" She screamed as she was mauled. Sighing I sweat dropped-_-; and walked over to the table and grabbed the bowl of bird feed to the window sill saving Duck from the birds.
"Oh, thanks Sara!" she said as she began talking to Canary Mama. I shrugged as way of reply and began getting dressed, if I was up I might as well make the best out of the extra time I now had.
Then the bell that was supposed to wake me rang, sending Duck into a frenzy. Thinking, probably, that it was the bell for class to start.
"Oh, no! We're going to be late!" Duck screeched and began running around our room while getting dressed.
"No, wait Duck that's-!" I started to say but Duck had grabbed me and was running full tilt out the door
"Come on!" She called at me running part Pike and Lilie who were still in their p.j's
"Hey." I said as we ran past them
"Mornin'." They said back. Duck raced across the courtyard, past the fountain and towards the ballet studio.
"Ya know, Duck-." I tried to say again but we were already in the changing room and Duck was Stripping as fast as she could, getting into her leotard. Giving up I began to change too, but at a slower pace. 'Just let her find out on her own if she isn't going to listen to you…' I thought to myself, tying my long brown hair up into a loose braided bun. Grabbing my water bottle I walked down to the ballet studio to find Duck in the arms of Mytho, as she babbled away nonsense.
Rolling my eyes at her I dragged her away, saving her from herself. Duck ran behind me, her face beat red mumbling something about being sorry and rambling too much. Rolling my eyes for a second time, I glanced at Mytho still on the ground, noticing that his foot was at an awkward angle.
"You OK?" I asked, crouching down to his level. He shook his head, not saying anything. Just at that moment Fakir walked into the room with all his doom and gloom.
"Fakir." Mytho said
"Did I not tell you to inform me when you go out?" Fakir asked coldly
"We're going. Stand up." Rolling my eyes for like the third time that morning I began to mimic Fakir behind his back. This in turn made Duck begin to giggle into her hand, trying to smother her noises unsuccessfully. Fakir whirled around to face me but I quickly stopped and pretended to be minding my own business. He turned back to Mytho who hadn't moved.
"What's wrong?" He asked, though he didn't sound a bit concerned.
"My foot…" Mytho mumbled.
"Foot? Did you twist it?"
"Idiot." Fakir said. At this point Duck piped up
"What! Um, um, it was my fault. He saved me when I tripped, and…"
"What were you thinking, doing such a pointless thing?" Fakir asked Mytho
"So like I said, he was protecting me-!" Duck began to say again when Fakir intervened
"That's why I said pointless."
"Stand up, we're going back," Fakir said grabbing Mytho's arm and yanking him up. Deciding I had, had enough of this I stepped in pushing Fakir away with one hand, holding Mytho up with the other.
"You don't have to so rough with him! Geesh! You would make a terrible nurse, Fakir! I'll take to the nurse's office so that he can get an ice pack. Come on, Mytho."
"Wait a minute-!" he began to say but I held up one finger silencing him.
"Why don't you go get ready for ballet class, like you ever do anything anyways…"I said, leading Mytho out of the room.
Walking down the hallway I supported Mytho by having his arm wrapped around my neck. Mytho stayed quiet as we walked, I lightly touched the two linked rings on my necklace and started talking to him just to fill the silence. I can't even really recall what I said exactly, I was just rambling on about anything and everything just so that it wouldn't be so quiet.
When we finally reached to nurse's office I plopped him down on one of the beds and handed him an ice pack.
"I'm sire Fakir will pick you up after dance has ended. Probably…" I said, walking back towards the door when I heard Mytho say something.
"Sorry, didn't catch that." I said looking back over my shoulder.
"Thank you." He said. Smiling, I walked back into the room leaning into his face until I bumped my nose against his in a butterfly/ eskemo/ bumping- your- nose- against- someone- else's kiss. And said-
"Ahh, don't mention it! Besides you got me outta class, I should be thankin' you!" with that I turned and left.
There was barely and time left till the end of class so I opted on just heading back to the changing room to- well change. Grabbing a book I sat down on one of the benches to wait for Duck, knowing that if I left without her I would never hear the end of it.
When everyone else came in I was vaguely aware of Duck talking, not really paying attention until she grabbed my arm and started pulling me off towards the boy's dorm.
"Uhhh, Duck? What are we doing? Girls aren't allowed in there." I stated.
"I've got to apologize to Senior Mytho!" she said
"OK, get that. But why are you dragging me along too?"
"Because I think Mytho likes you!" 'Now where did she pull that from…?" I wondered, thinking back to her dream she had told me about earlier that morning. 'Oh, yeah… something about me and a prince dancing…' Duck stopped in front of the boy's dorm, I could see she was having an internal war about being here. So, being me, I stepped in and pushed down on the handle and the door swung open.
"You're in my way." Said- you guessed it- Fakir..
"Oh, um, is Senior Mytho…-?" Duck asked
"Go home." He said walking through the door I had just opened and about to close it when Duck prevented it with her body.
"I- um… How's his injury?"
"It's not too serious." He said
"I'd like to apologize!" Duck said.
"There's no need." Fakir said. Tugging Duck out of the door, I leaned in and said "Come on Duck, we can come back tomorrow when Fakir isn't here to get in the way." But Duck had to get one last thing in.
"Are like this to everyone you talk to?" she demanded. As a reply, she got the door slammed in her face.
"Oh! That guy really ticks me off!" she said.
"Tell me about it!" I scoffed. Glancing back at the dorm I spotted Mytho at one of the windows.
"Hey, Duck look there's Mytho!" I waved at him and in response he- blinked. Sighing I shrugged 'That boy is a queer one alright..' I thought
~time skip~~night time~
Sara had gone to bed early that evening, muttering something about catching up on the sleeping time I had taken away from her. I wasn't tired yet so I was at the window thinking about the day. 'Mytho's eyes always look so lonely…' I thought. I glanced back at Sara, her hair piled up into a messy bun, tendrils of her dark brown hair resting against her porcelain pale skin. Her thick dark lashes resting against her rosy cheeks. 'Sara would make a great princess for Mytho…' I mused 'And in my dream, they danced so lovingly together. His eyes were filled with happiness and love!'
"Tell us a story…!"
~Time skip~~Next day~ (cause the author is feeling lazy and wants to finish this chapter up)
Mytho's P.o.v (yes there will be Mytho's P.o.v!)
*cricket chirping* (author: wow, it's pretty quiet up here… maybe I'll save Mytho P.o.v's for when he has more emotions-_-;;)
Somehow, I find myself on, yet again one of The Misadventures of Duck and Sara. As soon as we walked outside Duck pulled me behind a hedge across from the boy's dorm, Lilie and Pike following us.
I was still half asleep so I wasn't very sure of what was going on around me yet, I just remember seeing Mytho in one of the windows. Him opening it and got onto the sill and—NOT WEARING ANY PANTS!
Then, as if in slow motion I watched him catch the falling baby bird and fall. Duck hadn't noticed yet, I jumped over the hedge and started running towards Mytho.
"Oh! This is interesting…" mused a voice "will princess snow be the one to save our prince?"
Then, Duck was right behind me. How hadn't anyone noticed Mytho falling?
"I will save the prince! Because I'm Princess Tutu!" Duck called. In sync our bodies changed, Duck was now princess tutu and I was princess snow!
"Waterfall!" I called. Mytho's decent slowed as if he were now weightless, floating in invisible water.
"Flower Waltz!" Duck- err- Tutu called. A bed of flowers appeared where Mytho was about to land. I danced over to him and lifted him up. The bird flying away. Tutu danced over to us a smile on her face.
"To think I was able to save you, prince. It was like a dream!" she said.
"You know me, but… who are you?" Mytho asked. Tutu stuttered and then- quacked? Soon after she left, I turned back into myself again, Mytho staring at me.
"What? Never seen a magical ballerina princess prima- donna and her companion quack before, then said companion run off and magical ballerina princess prima- donna turn back into herself?"
"No." Mytho said shaking his head
"Yeah, well me neither until today…" I said "Come on, let's get your pants- less but back inside before people start noticing. Plus, we don't want any word of this getting back to Fakir." I ushered him inside the boy's dorm.
"OK, so don't go running around saving birds from flying anymore OK? At least not when Duck or I aren't around to save you." I said, I was kind of rambling… Not sure what to do I tucked him into his bed and kissed his forehead.
"Stay." I told him before scurrying out of the room. Not hearing the "goodbye Sara!" that came from Mytho.