This is the story of how I died, but don't worry it's not a bad story and it's really not even mine. This is the story of a boy named Arthur and me the most heroic thief you'll ever find! Anyway, Artie's story begins with a drop of magic that fell to earth and blossomed into a flower.
A old man guards this flower but he's more important later. So anyway, a hop, skip and a boat ride away there grew a kingdom named Avalon. Ruled by a king and queen who were loved by all. But when the queen was pregnant with their first child, she got sick, really sick. She was running out of time and that's when people start to search for a miracle or in this case, a magic flower.
So back to this old dude. Well his name was Father Francis and he had been using this flower to keep himself young and ageless, he harnessed its magic by singing a special song.
"Flower gleam and glow
let your power shine
Make the clock reverse and bring back what once was mine
Heal what has been hurt
Change the fates design
Return what has been lost
Bring back what once was mine
What once was mine. "
So you get the idea, he sings to the flower and turns young again, creepy right? You'd think everyone would be using this flower but no, Father Francis had discovered the flower and to protect this treasure he hid it away from the world. But one day, he was foolish and left the flower hidden poorly. One of the Kingdom's younger knights was poking around in some weeds and discovered it in all it's glory. He quickly notified the others and together they took the flower to the Queen.
She drank a potion made with the magic flower and almost instantly was restored to full health again. She then had a little baby boy with golden hair and emerald eyes. You guessed it, that was Arthur. The whole kingdom rejoiced for their sweet queen had returned to them. To celebrate Artie's birth the king and queen launched a flying lantern into the sky. It was a miraculously happy moment. But then that moment ended.
Father Francis crept into the child's room in the dead of night and began to sing his song.
Flower gleam and glow,
Let your power shine
Make the clock reverse-"
He stopped as he looked at the boy, he was glowing. Father Francis pricked the boy's finger and began to collect his golden blood in a container, for the minute his flesh touched the boy's blood, he turned young once more. But when the boy's blood left his flesh entirely, it turned crimson and lost it's power. Father Francis scooped up the sobbing child and vanished into the night. The king and queen searched everywhere for their lost son but they couldn't find him. For in a tower hidden from view deep in the forest is where she took the boy and that's where Arthur grew. Hidden from the world behind closed doors.
But the walls of that tower could not hide everything and shining in the night sky flew thousands of lanterns all to celebrate the day of Artie's birth. In hope that their lost Prince would return.