20 November 2020 - 15 Minute Fiction Friday
Such history preceded him; such stories of grandeur, of battle, of success.
The soon-to-be King stood anxiously, his regalia weighing only a slight heavier than the burden upon his shoulders.
His father had reigned long, and well. His triumph at gaining the love of the masses had been a great shroud for the terrible secret that possessed their family, cursing their lineage, each transition tempting its release.
The prince turned from his daunting history to look upon the young page, fixing his face into what he hoped lacked any uneasiness. With a curt nod, he followed towards his nameless fate.