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Kyohei watched as the guards lumbered down the dirt road on their way back from the village. Along with the normal armored carriage, he noticed, was a more decorated carriage following closely behind.
"I've never seen that carriage before." His friend Eli said on the tree branch beside him. "Is it the emperor?"
Kyohei smiled. "Maybe. We're about to find out."

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"This 'outing' was horrible." Nanami complained in the carriage on the way back to the castle.
Aisu looked at her friend from across the carriage.
"Well, what did you expect?" She asked. "What you think two Nobles would just be allowed to walk freely? Psh! That'd be too easy." She said with a chuckle.
Nanami shook her head in disappointment. Not only had they had to remain in the carriage at all times, multiple guards were stationed around them to make sure they were 'safe.'
"But it's not fair!" She complained again. "I can't stand to be in this over decorated cage anymore!" She cried rubbing her temples.
"Heh, I'm sure the Captain would let you out for a while." Aisu chuckled. "I'm sure he'd just love to see the sun gleam off of that locket he gave you."
Nanami glared at Aisus teasing. "I'm only wearing the thing to be polite." She said "After today I'll just say it's too delicate for everyday wear or something and never look at it again."
"Uh huh." Aisu laughed.

The carriage came to an abrupt stop and the two of them looked out the windows.
"Are we being attacked? Ambushed? Something?" Nanami asked hopeful.
"No." Aisu said as she pulled her head back inside the window. "Just a fallen tree."
"Uuuuuugh."

"Alright men, everyone help move the tree, we've got to keep moving."
All of the guards unsaddled and gathered around the tree preparing to move it.
The edge of the tree caught his attention and he bent over to take a closer look. Something wasn't right. The edge had too clean of a cut to have been just a collapsed tree…… in fact.
"Everyone at attention!" Blaze said drawing his sword. "It's a trap!"
"Took you all long enough." Eli said as outlaws began to rain down around the unsuspecting guards.
As before, swords were drawn, shouts were heard and the frightening of horses was inevitable. However no one took notice and Kyohei dropped down on the second carriage.

"Hello." He said opening the door making the two girls inside jump.
"Sorry about this…. No, not really." He said quickly snatching the necklace Aisu was wearing and the ring off of Nanamis finger.
"Ta." He said before he jumped down.
"Wait! That ring was my mother's!" Nanami shouted quickly getting out of the carriage and looking around. She saw the man climb onto an abandoned horse and begin to gallop down the road.
Nanami growled jumping on the nearest horse completely abandoning the side saddle style of riding despite the dress she was in. She took off after him.
No one could say how long the two of them were in chase. Or how long it took her to catch up with him. However as she approached him, she found herself become braver.
They were nearing a turn on the road and she found her chance.

The horse swerved to the right before her and she launched herself forward knocking the man off of his saddle, the two of them hitting the ground hard and began to struggle.
"Wow," Kyohei laughed finally managing to pin her down. "You're either the bravest lad in the land or the dumbest." He said removing the hood blocking her face.
"You're a… girl?" He asked surprised.
"Woman." She corrected him reaching over and grabbing a stone before hitting him in the face with it. He back off of her placing his hand on the new cut under his chin.
"Now give me back the ring you stole." She demanded standing quickly.
"Or you'll what?" He asked cockily.
"I-….I'll….. I'll kick you!" She said weakly.
Kyohei began to laugh. "Oh you will, will you?" He asked with a smug smile.
"Alright. Let me ask you something princess." He taunted. "Can you wield a sword?"
"Ummm…. No…" She answered.
"Uh huh, and can you find your way back to the palace from here?"
"Uhhhh no."
"Mmmmhmmm, ok, do you have any idea where you are?" He asked standing up.
"……No."
"Well then what makes you think you can order me around?" He asked the sly smile still in place.
She sighed. "Just please, give me back my ring and I'll figure the rest out later."
"Oh you mean this ring?" He asked holding it up.
"Yes!" She said as she lunged for it. He held it up high keeping it out of her reach.
"Why is this so important to you? Did that hot head Kagyaku give it to you like he gave you that locket?"

Nanami paused. "How did you know about that?"
He chuckled. "I'm sure your dear friend the captain didn't tell you, he 'confiscated' it from a little girl in the village a few weeks ago; and on her birthday no less." He sneered glaring at her.
"He…. I didn't know!" She said. She unhooked the necklace and held it out to him. "Here you can have it back, give it back to the girl. Just. Please give me back my ring. It belonged to my mother."
He blinked. "What?"
"I mean it just…. Please." She begged.
He took the locket and hesitantly handed her the ring expecting a trick.
"Thank you." She said sliding the ring back in place.  She walked towards one of the abandoned horses and climbed on.
Kyohei grabbed the reigns and began leading the horse down the road.
"What are you doing?" She asked.
"I'm going to escort you closer to the place." He said simply.
"I know these woods, and I'd be stupid to let a little girl like you go wandering through it alone.
"Hey! I'm not little!" She protested. "I'm 19!"
"And I'm 24." He said back. "I'm older so I win."
Ha ah ok here's a loooooooooong chapter, I totally owed you guys for chapter 2 ha ha Also heres a tad bit of action.

Anyway don't kill me for making the bad guys bad XD Ha ah they're the villains its what they do XD
As you can see I altered their ages because Kyohei is a preteen in real life and Nanamis not a cougar XD
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:iconblazekagayaku:
Blaze got a discount on the locket i see :P
That was funny haha how incompetent Kyohei made Nanami sound with the barrage of questions, well done bud
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Mla-wolf Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
"I'm older, so I win."

I laughed. So. Hard.
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:iconoceanspiritshelly:
lol I thought of that and how he's always younger than everyone else so I thought he's earned the right to say it.
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Mla-wolf Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
He really has~
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hollowtiger Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhh awesome ^^

for a moment I was thinking "why didn't he take the locket she hated?" and then I kept reading and then was like oohhh okay, X3
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:iconoceanspiritshelly:
lol yea that was the one way I could make the bad guy bad XD He stole a locket from a little girl XD
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hollowtiger Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what an arse!X3
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