Copyright ©Nicholas Searcy 2011
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Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there lived a princess named Jacqueline. Prince after prince, dukes, lords, and even kings from distant lands sought her hand in marriage, but alas…her heart belonged to a young knight named Logan.
Their love was indescribable, and I will not try my meager skills by attempting the impossible. Suffice it to say that what they had was that excrutiating rarity we know as true love. Love itself, powerful though it is, is normal, certainly. We see it every day. What Logan and Jacqueline enjoyed, however, was anything but common.
As is wont to happen in these sorts of stories, their love was grossly misunderstood. Everyone tried to keep them apart; love, in those days, was irrelevant. Status was paramount, and Logan, courageous knight that he was, was still a lowborn commoner. Eventually, thought, their love won out, and they were together. For two full years, they managed to live a free and loving life together before tragedy struck in the form of an evil witch named Elna.