Masked men came out of the shadows, slashing their swords at Fred and
Diana. Fred blocked their attacks with fierce determination, then
beheaded one of the assassins and stared down the other two. "Who are
you?! How dare you lift swords against two people just sitting down to
"It cannot be!" said one of the assassins. "Its the young lord of Suffex! What a damn coincidence."
"What are you talking about?! Speak before I gut you like a plumed canard for the roast." Fred demanded.
"I have little time to explain, Lord Fred. King Emry is dead, perished not long after you rode for the south. The country is on the brink of civil war. Long story short, the girl you're with is an obstacle to Princess Exotica's succession. In the name of the rightful heir, help us bring back her head!"
"What?!" Diana sobbed. "No, it cannot be! Father..."
Fred realized he had to make a grim choice, if these men were telling the truth.
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