12. ~Chapter Eleven~
I was wondering how we were going to do this.
Right now, I was slightly weak like Demetri said I'd be.
I was also wondering how this was going to work....
Knights were all around us and here we were trying to come up with a way to snatch a few of them without getting the attention of all of them.
That, however, seemed pretty impossible.
"Demetri, we can't do this. We'll end up getting caught by everyone of them." I whisper.
"We need a distraction...." He says thinking.
His father and him both look at me and my eyes widen in shock.
"Are you two crazy?!" I ask wide~eyed.
"No, we're right." He says smirking and pushes me out into the open.
I gasp and then bump into someone.
Face to chest, I look up slowly and see that it's a knight.
"H~Hello...." I say smiling slightly.
"We've been looking for you Snow White. HEY~~~" I kicked him in the stomach and quickly threw him towards the others.
Demetri put a drop of blood into his mouth and suddenly his eyes seemed un~glazed.
The knight shakes his head and meets my eyes.
"Princess Winter?" He asks confused.
"Yes?" I say.
"What's going on?" He asks looking around and standing up, alert.
"Queen Claudia is trying to kill me." I say and his eyes widen.
"No. You're supposed to be Queen." He says.
"But she doesn't want me to be, she's stalling. She wants me dead." I say.
"Not on my watch...What happened?"
"You were in a trance. Apparently my blood is the cure to the spell that the queen used when my father died. She used it on all the knights so that they would listen and follow whatever she told them too." I explain.
"What can I do to help?" He asks.
I look at Demetri and his father.
"A single drop of blood in everyone's mouth will cure them like it did for you, but we can't risk causing a comotion." Demetri says.
"Let me do it." He says.
Demetri looks at him and then at his father who nods.
He hands him the cup full of blood and then, the knight looks at me.
"Don't worry Snow White, I'll have them cured in no time." He says.
I smile. "Thank you."
He smiles and walks to the other knights.
We hide, waiting behind the trees.
I watch carefully and notice that the knight is getting every other knight to try the liquid in the cup.
Watching as their heads all shake and they look around in confusion, I feel bad for them.
It was a truly sad sight. They had all been under this spell since Queen Claudia had taken the throne and now they were waking up in confusion.
The knight came back to us with the cup.
"It is done." He says to me, slightly bowing.
"Thank you Sir???" I say, waiting for his name.
"Matthew." He says smiling.
"Thank you, Sir Matthew." I say smiling back. "You will be rewarded for this."
He smiles. "The only reward I ask for is for you to take the throne, Princess Snow."
I smile at him and then step out to look at all of the knights.
Their heads jerk up when they see me and they look at each other confused.
"Knights of White kingdom, I'm here to inform you that Claudia has placed you under her spell. You have been doing everything she's asked and listening to whatever she's told you. She is trying to overtake the kingdom and she's also trying to kill me. I'm in dire need of your assistance." I say looking around.
"Princess, how are you now Queen by now?" One asked and I looked over at him.
"I'm supposed to be, but she is trying to take the throne from me. We cannot endure her dark rule any longer. We must fight to get the kingdom back." I say.
"So then, what are we all doing out here?" I looked at another who had spoken.
"You all are here because Claudia ordered you to kill me. She sent you all here so that you could be searching for me." I say.
Gasps and other noises filled the forest.
"Please, I need your help. The only way to get this kingdom back to the way my father would have wanted it is to overthrow Claudia!" I say.
Matthew nods. "Lad's, we must fight for our true queen. We must fight for Winter Snow White."
"Snow White!" They all say at attention.
I smile. "Thank you all so very much."
Matthew smiles at me. "Let's overthrow the wanna~be queen."
Demetri comes to my side, smiling, and his father nods stepping out from behind the tree.
"Yes, let's overthrow the wanna~be queen." He says. "This should be quite interesting."
As we gather around in a very large circle, we start planning the war against Claudia.