The princess lay silently on her bed, so quiet and unmoving. She was beautiful; she had long brown hair, small delicate brown eyes, and a face that glowed in the morning sun. She lay there on her bed in the highest tower of a castle farthest to the west. She was in a room made out of stone, it was so cold and depressing that she would be the only thing in there that would have any amount beauty. A ray of sunshine peaked through the curtains of the window. It shined on the eye of the princess and she woke from her slumber. She got up, brushed her hair and then walked onto the balcony. The princess stood there and let the morning wind graze her face.
Suddenly out in the distance she heard the galloping of a horse. She saw a magnificent black stallion with a white mane. Perched atop the horse was a knight covered in gleaming gold armor. When the sun hit it, it shined so bright it could blind a hundred men. He was riding to the castle to save the princess. The princess saw this and went back into her room. She had a worried look on her face though because she knew what the knight would have to overcome to rescue her.
The knight reached the castle but had to overcome his first obstacle. There was a moat that was invested with crocodiles. He looked at it for a minute, and started to move his horse away from it. Then he started to edge his horse to run towards it. Finally when they reached the edge, they jumped. It was a long leap, but they reached the other side. The knight got off his horse and went to the castle doors. There were many chains and locks closing the doors shut. The knight got out his sword and slashed the chains. They fell to his feet and turned to dust. He opened the door and stepped cautiously into the castle. He knew the tower the princess was in was at the other side of the castle so he would have to venture there.
He started walking up the long flight of stairs to reach the top of the castle. He was about half way up when suddenly the stairs started to fall apart. He ran and ran with each fallen step getting closer. Finally at the last step before his great fall he jumped to reach the platform. He stretched out his arm and got hold of it. He hung on with one arm trying to bring the other arm up. The knight finally got up and continued on his quest. He wondered the halls and stumbled upon a necklace left on the floor.
It was a gold pendant, with a silver chain, and in the middle of the pendant held the picture of the princess. The knight looked at it deeply and now realized what he was fighting for. He put the chain on himself so that whatever happens, the princess would always be where his heart was. Then the knight heard the sound of growling behind him. He turned around and there were two rabid dogs standing there growling and barking at him. Their teeth were extremely sharp and even frightened the knight; their eyes were focused on him and never left. He started to run down the hall and they followed. They chased him around the corner and were leading him to the balcony in the place where he entered the castle. The knight ran faster and jumped off. He jumped onto the great chandelier that was hanging in his path. The knight hung by the edge and lifted himself upon the chandelier. It was swaying back and forth but the dogs couldn’t get him. He went to the center and started to climb the chain by which it was hanging on. The knight was one floor away from the top, and then the chain started to break loose from the ceiling. He started to swing the chandelier back and forth until he could reach the floor nearest the top. He jumped of seconds before it could start plummeting to the ground. Relieved by what just happen the knight stepped boldly to his next challenge.
The knight this time was cautious as to what he would have to face next. He stepped with quick feet and looked at the rooms as he walked by. All of them were empty, but they looked as though someone cleaned it up and left it. He looked into one room and passed by it, but then took another glance back. He saw the princess sitting in the room looking out the window. He was ecstatic and relieved to see that she was unharmed. He went into the room and called to her but she did not answer. He was confused and wondered if she was deaf. So, gently he put his arm on her shoulder and looked at her face. She was staring deeply into the open range. The knight continued trying to get her attention, but she sat there doing nothing.
Then the door slammed shut. The knight was stunned and realized it was a trap, a trap set by whom? He turned to look at the princess but she disappeared. The room started to spin and turn different colors. The knight was becoming dizzy and sick of what he was seeing. In actuality the knight was going insane because a wizard standing right next to him was making all these things happen in his head. The wizard watched as he made the knight lose his mind staying away from him as to not snap him out of it. Then the wizard made the knight see horrible visions of what would happen if he didn’t rescue the princess. The knight tried very hard to figure out what was going on. He yelled and walked all around the room crashing into everything. The wizard stood there and laughed to see the knight in agonizing pain. Then the knight got just enough will to grab hold of his sword. He then slammed the end of the sword down into the floor and let out a burst of energy pushing the wizard back to the wall and leaving him unconscious.
The knight immediately snapped out of his nightmares and got sight of the wizard lying on the floor. The knight took the drapes from the window and then tied the wizard’s hands, feet; and blindfolded him. When the knight closed the door he jammed the lock, locking the wizard inside. He then continued to find a bridge that stretched all the way to the tower where the princess was. The knight continued without caution. When he was half way there he felt rumbling under his feet. Thinking it was an earthquake he persisted forward. Unknowing to the knight the bridge was collapsing behind him, when suddenly he heard a woman’s voice yelling out to him. It was the voice of the princess urging him to run across the bridge or his fate would be like the other dead men that tried to rescue her. The knight heard her cries of danger, took one glance back to see the bridge collapsing, and then hustled as fast as he could to the other side. He got closer and closer inches away from where the collapsing would stop. Then right from under his feet the bridge collapsed. The knight jumped one final jump. The bridge finally collapsed, and the knight made it to the other side. Relieved at what just happened he took a moment to rest.
The princess saw his triumph and was filled with elation, knowing now that nothing can stop the knight. She turned away from the window to see a dark man standing right in front of her. She got frightened, but then knew who it was. She begged the dark man to stay away from her conqueror, gripping his robe as she cried, for she knew what was going to happen next. The man pushed her away from himself and disappeared into the shadows.
The knight was about to enter the tower when suddenly he turned to find the appearance of the dark man. He told him “If thou are here to stop me from achieving my goal then thou are a fool. I’ve gone through dogs, the wizard and past this bridge, so if thou wish to stop me, then do thy worst.” At that moment the sky turned grey, and a storm started to approach. The dark man then started to approach, the knight. The knight also started to approach the man. The dark man shot a burst of lightning from his hands, but the knight quickly deflected it using his sword. The man got closer to the knight then stomped on the floor, making the ground shake as if it were an earthquake. The knight then slammed his sword into the ground, and by using the force of the shaking, he was able to cause a gap leading to the man. At the moment the man jumped off what was remaining of the bridge, and the shaking stopped, as did the gap that was forming.
The princess was watching from her tower at what just happened. The knight went to the end of the bridge, but no sign of the man. Suddenly he heard the princess’s voice. He turned around and the man was behind him. The man shot another bolt of lightning at the knight. It would take too long to get his sword out, so the knight jumped out of the way just before the lightning hit him. The man kept bombarding the knight with bolts of lightning, and the knight kept getting hit by them. Nowhere to run the knight was trapped.
The princess couldn’t take it anymore. She got her hairbrush and threw it out of the window. She threw it perfectly to hit the man. He turned away from the knight and saw the princess standing at her window. He pointed to her and a thin ray of lightning hit her. Even though it was thin it burned her a little part of her arm and made her fall to the floor. The knight saw this. When he wasn’t looking the knight threw the sword at the man. It pierced his heart and made him disappear forever. The sky cleared and the storm vanished as well. The knight got up and picked up his sword. He advanced up the tower to where the princess was. The knight got out his sword and broke the lock to open the door. He rushed to the princess’s side and lifted her head. She woke and asked the knight to lift up his mask so that she could she his face. He did as she asked. The knight then gave her the necklace he found in the hall, but she said for him to keep it. The princess then asked the knight to take her out of this barren place, and the knight did as she asked.