Set in medieval time. There are two kingdoms who are currently at war, Koinonia and Ethendius. Each kingdom has a royal family, villagers and knights. There are also travellers.
"Hey back here you runt!" A man screamed from his small set up of goods.
Rowan took off down the street with an apple and a potato tight in his grasp. He heard footsteps behind him and when he finally risked a glance over his shoulder he saw his sister drop down from a roof and continue running with him. She held in her hands a loaf of bread and what looked like a necklace. They ran through alleys until they were sure they weren't going to be found then they made their way back to their small house.
"Mother, we're home!" Thea called out as she stepped inside the house.
She was greeted by a chorus of coughs from her mother who lay on the bed. She hurried over to her and helped her sit up to take a drink of water. Rowan, who had put his things on the table then took his usual post by the small window, grunted.
"What?" Thea asked her brother.
"The royals are out visiting again." Rowan hissed, hatred dripped from his voice.
Thea helped her mother lay back down then hurried to the window in time to see the king and queen ride by on their horses, their well fed, groomed horses.
Their family was on the outskirts of the town and therefore they weren't well looked after. Their mother had become sick about two months ago and was slowly losing the energy to keep herself alive. They had no money to buy medicine to help her, or even food so Thea and her brother would go out each day and steal what they needed. They weren't greeted very kindly by those in the village and most times when the royal family went by they were safe in their home, away from their eyes. This time was different though, Rowan had some kind of idea in his brain and before Thea could ask him what he was doing he was gone out the door.
Rowan leapt onto the closest roof and took off after the royal family. He moved quickly across the rooftops until he almost on top of them. He prepared himself to leap down on one of the horses but before he could one of the villagers spotted him and shouted.
"There's the kid!" He hollered and threw a rock up at Rowan who quickly lost his balance and slipped off the rooftop. He crashed down onto one of the royals and knocked them off the horse. There were screams of surprise and anger and finally when he sat up and rubbed his head he realized he had knocked down princess Katrina. Katrina sat up and rubbed her head and by mistake she pulled off her veil, which caused her to gasp. Rowan, shocked by the princess's looks quickly stood up, dusted himself off then held his hand down to her.
"I am so sorry princess, I never meant to cause you harm." He said, as polite as he could.
She took it lightly and allowed him to help her up as she dusted herself off. Her mother was already by her side at this point and quickly put her veil back on. She turned to Rowan and her face was pure ice.
"What on earth were you trying to prove, running on the roof tops! You could have harmed my daughter and you know the law for that!" She spat in Rowans face who shrank away.
"Mother it is alright, I am fine." Katrina said softly as she laid her hand on her mothers sleeve.
Her mother shrugged her off, helped her back on her horse then swung herself back onto her own. She glared once more at Rowan before her and her family trotted off down the street, leaving Rowan standing there surrounded by angry villagers.
Arriving back at the palace, Katrina and the others slid off their horses and hurried back inside. By this time her woman was fuming from the events that happened in the village and her father just followed silently beside her and she ranted under her breathe. Victoria fell into step beside her sister and glanced over at her.
"Not to worry sister, mother is only worried about you. That village boy will be fine, although i'm not sure where the nerve came from that he thought he could tackle you from the roof." Victoria said softly to Katrina so their mother wouldn't hear.
"I only wish mother would be more understanding of the villagers, they don't have what we have and sometimes they do strange things. We should be trying to become friends with them, not push them farther away from us." Katrina sighed softly.
"Katrina, I want you to be fully dressed and ready for our meeting tonight. You will be coming with us to the kingdom edge to speak with the king of Ethendius. I want you in your best wear, understand?" Ellyn called over her shoulder beside she disappeared into the throne room with their father.
"Why do I never get to go with you." Victoria mumbled with distaste.
"If you could take my place sister, I would more then happily allow you. I don't like these visits, they are hopeful in trying to stop the war. They start off fine but our mother has a sharp tongue and it only ever makes things worse in the end." Katrina replied. "Anyway I must go get ready, I don't have much time before we depart." She then turned and walked off down the hall towards her room.