WE'VE BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE I DO NOT OWN THE LITTLE WHITE HORSE OR MOONACRE I ONLY OWN FAYE.
CHAPTER 11: ESCAPING AND MIDNIGHT VISITS.
Robin had been visiting me more often and between kissing and maid work, my sword fighting had gotten better. In fact had on the ground begging for mercy more than a few times. Ok it was once... and i was tickling him... but I don't look into details.
"Princess, you are getting better. Now for the final test, you have to beat the old champion, me." He said, grabbing my waist pulling me closer. Oh no he's not. I put the point of my sword to his chest gently pushing him away.
"You're going down old man." I said smirking. He smirked and leapt at me, we fought in true hardcore fashion. Robin was winning, but of course I wasn't having that. He struck me in the side, and I fell to the ground moaning still holding my sword. Robin dropped his sword and fell to his knee's, and started checking my side. I quickly tackled him and pinned him to the ground.
"I remember you saying never to drop your sword in battle." I said ssmugly. Robin was shocked that I had tricked him.
"I think you won, Princess." He said. I bent my head and kissed his nose.
"I think so too." I said laughing. He was laughing too, as we sat up he pulled me onto his lap.
We got up and headed back to the castle. It was late in the night so we were heading for the dungeons, but he stopped.
"We can get you out, there's no one around. Come on!" He said grabbing my hand and we started sprinting out the castle, into the headed past dark tree's and moonlit clearings, but I couldn't focus on them I had to focus on keeping up with Robin. We ran for a long time before stopping for a rest.
" Robin, why the sudden descision? We could have waited, and thought it out. What's wrong?" I said putting my hand to his cheek.
" After that night when Luke attacked you, I was scared. I didn't want to see you in pain again. I needed to get you out." He said. I could see his eyes tearing up, the pain in his eyes were unbearable.
" What about your father?" I asked, wiping the tears from his eyes.
"He'll be mad, but he wouldn't know it was me. Besides maybe he will lets go of the idea that your the Moon Princess." I was confused on what he said. Who the heck is the Moon Princess!?
"Robin who in the world is the Moon Princess?" I asked. He just shook his head.
" I'll tell you tommorow night." He said kissing my hand. We walked on for a few minutes before reaching Merryweather Manor. I turned around and kissed Robin barely giving him time to react before we broke apart.
"Bye Robin." I said. His eyes melted me like butter.
" It's not going to be bye forever Princess." He said grabbing my hand.
"It's going to feel that way." I said simply. For the past two weeks after Luke's attack, Robin and I have been stuck by the hip every waking moment. Not having him there would my life feel empty. I know it sounds stupid and soppy, especially when you read it in books or when you hear it movies. But it's true, I know I've known him for a month, and I hated him for half that time.
" I promised tommorow night." He said.
"How are you going to get into my room." I asked. My eyesbrows were raised in disbelief.
" A little faith Princess." He said chuckling. He quickly pecked me on the cheek and disappeared into the forest. I quickly headed to the manor door and knocked. I was most surprised when Uncle Benjamin opened the door and hugged me.
"Oh Faye, we missed you so much. Oh Faye... WHERE THE HECK HAVE YOU BEEN! WE'VE BEEN WORRIED SICK!" He roared the last bit. I had missed having someone who cared (except Robin) I burst into tears at the thought that they had bothered to look. Uncle hugged me and comforted me. I headed inside to have Ms. Heliotrope, Marmaduke and Digweed all confront me in a group hug.
"Do you mind telling us what happened, and why you were gone for an entire MONTH!" Ms Heliotrope asked. I decided to lie a little.
"I was looking out the window, when I saw a light coming from the forest, I decided to check it out. When I was near the forest some hands grabbed me and I was taken to De Noir castle, and was forced to work as a maid. I'm sorry." I made sure not to mention Robins name and was hoping nobody would see my knife wound. My rotten luck again didn't prevent marmaduke from seeing it.
"Young Princess, what happened to your arm?" He asked. I knew there was no point trying to hide it. I rolled up my sleeve to reveal the healing gash on my arm.
"I got into a little trouble with some boys down there." I said. Everyone looked shocked.
" Well it looks like someone healed it very well, who treated it?" Uncle asked. I told them about Robin and how he had helped me and how we escaped."Well at least there is one good De Noir." Uncle muttered. I nodded in agreement. I was glad Robin helped me before I was killed.
I woke up at midnight to see someone standing at the end of my bed. I quickly grabbed my bow and point it at the dark figure. Then it spoke.
"Yeesh Princess, someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed." I know that voice. Robin.
"Robin dont scare me like that!" I shout whispered. He sat on my bed and kissed my forehead, I sat like a toddler waiting for storytime.
"Okay, about 100 hundred years ago there was a De Noir lady, who was so pure and kind that nature awarded her with the moon pearls. Now she was to get married to Sir Wrolf Merryweather, the brides father presented the bride groom with a pure black lion. The Merryweather presented the bride with a unicorn reared from the wild sea horses. In return the Moon Princess gave both famillies the gift of the moon pearls, she explained about how they could grant any wish. The men were overcome with greed, and began fighting over the pearls. The Princess was heart broken and put a curse on the valley which said by the five thousandth moon the next moon princess must return the pearls to nature othewise the valley will be plunged into darkness." I was confused.
"Robin what does this have to with me?" I asked.
"Don't you get it Princess, your the next moon princess." He said. It made sense, everything fell in place. Oh damn.