As things had calmed down in the kingdom upon the return of the princess and her companion, the aprentence, the two had settled down in the castle and not long after wed.Thought it had been unheard of for a princess to marry such a low ranking sorcerer, neither let that influence them.They merely followed their hearts that had come to yearn for one another after their marvelous adventure together.
Years later, a child was born between them, a boy by the named of Kuhn and though he had the looks of his mother, fair skin and blonde hair, he had inherited magical ability from his father.He was a rough child, one who prefered life outside the castle as opposed to inside of it.He loved the adventure that roamed outside of the high walls surrounding the castle and as a boy, would often question his mother as to why it was he could not play outside them like the other children.
"Mother, do you dislike it outside?", spoke a small boy who barely met the height of the princess' waist and stood clutching the skirt of her dress.
The princess, Valice, looked at her small son in a confused fashion,"No, I don't dislike it.Why do you ask such a thing, my dear Kuhn?"
The young prince looked down to the floor and began to fiddle with the silky material in his hands,"Well...You always tell me to play inside, but the other children are allowed to play outside, so why am I the only one who can't?"
Valice smiled softly and picked up her sweet son before turning so they could look out the window."My dear love, there are dangerous creatures outside of these walls, and I do not wish harm to befall you.When you are older you will understand."
Though as time passed, young Kuhn grew into an adventurous and rebelious young man.He constantly was getting into trouble and finding ways to sneak outside of the castle walls.He was brave and longed to explore more than the few miles his steed could carry him around the kingdom.Kuhn wanted an adventure.
Soon, time came for Kuhn's 18th birthday, a year to be celebrated as the prince came of age and would go out on his first lone hunt to bring back kill for the banquet that would be held in his honor.
Kuhn was excited.Though this wasn't the first time he would be outside the castle by himself, it was the first time he was given full permission to hunt as far out as the border between the kingdom and the dragons nesting grounds.
Though it was a small feat, it was still an adventure for the young prince and he would enjoy it.After all, it wasn't like there were any dragons he would meet.
Kuhn climbed atop his black coated steed and leaned down to kiss his mother's soft cheek,"Don't worry, mother, I'll be back before the night is out.I'll bring back a fattened boar and make you proud."
He waved behind him as he quickly rode off outside of the castle walls, the sounds of cheering quickly fading away as he rode hard and fast, not really concerned with tracking at the moment.Right now all he could think about was getting as far away from the castle as possible.
The prince rode out as far as the border before slowing his horse and allowing it a rest after such a long run.Kuhn then climbed off his steed and tied it to a tree near a small stream.
Both of them drank from the clear water to replenish, though Kuhn soon froze as he heard another animal rustling in the brush ahead.
A large, dirty snout peaked out from the bushes followed by two stained tusks and a brown form covered in wirery hair.
Without hesitation, Kuhn pulled a dagger from his boot and threw it into the side of the boar, earning a loud squeal and a few drops of blood.
The wild pig quickly took off in the direction from whenceit'd come.
Kuhn snatched his bow and quiver from his steed's sadle before charging out in the direction of the squealing animal.
Kuhn used the skills he'd learned to track his kill, coming upon it as he took aim with his bow and let his arrow fly.
Another satisfying squeal echoed out, though it was the one of the final blow.
Kuhn gave a sigh as he followed after the animal quickly.He wanted to return soon so not to worry his dear mother who constantly did so.Of course, she was his mother, so no less could be expected of her.
Soon, he fired another arrow at the resting creature, though this time it was the last.
The boar gave one last, drawn out squeal before falling into the blackness of death.
With a grin, Kuhn quickly retirieved the animal and pulled out his dagger and arrows.
He then tied the pig's feet and slowly began to drag it back to his horse, eager to show off his prize for the night.
OOC: Sorry for taking so long.