A young woman is determined to be as great a knight as her father. She leaves her older sister home in the country to go to the capital. She enters to join an elimination-style entrance tournament to become a knight.
She tragically loses to a young noble, but because of who her father was, she is allowed to join the knights. She is put into a small platoon of three with the very noble who beat her and the son of one of her father's friends as the groups captain. [The friend in question is rumored to have killed the young woman's father.]
After a few missions together, the awkward trio become a tight-knit family. A tragedy befalls the young noble and the young woman defends him, even carrying him back to the capital. The noble's father, furious for the group's carelessness, has the young woman and the captain discharged from the knights.
Disheartened, the ex-captain and young woman head out to join a sort of fighters' guild in the capital, with the intent of still serving the people of the country. The young woman passes initiation, the captain fails. They go their seperate ways. Meanwhile, after waking for the first time since the tragedy, the noble is upset at the loss of his brigade. To amend his mistake, the noble's father gives his son a new platoon with him in charge.
Time passes and the noble visits the young woman at her home in town. He invites her to a dinner at the ballroom at the top of the castle and begins to admit some secret but decides to wait. At the party, the noble expresses his happiness of seeing his old comrade, but a woman in captain's attire arrives to separate the old comrades. It is revealed that the noble is in an arranged marriage, but he denounces it and becomes sullen.
More time passes, the noble appears at the young woman's home in the middle of the night. He tells her that he is leaving the capital. He wants her to join him. At this point, it is up to you to decide how the story shall go... And I promise, it'll be great either way.