The King’s Wish
The King closed the door to his bedchamber and wandered to the open window. A soft breeze fragranced by roses wafted in. He knew he should be happy. The crops and animals were flourishing and promised a fruitful harvest in autumn. His people would not be hungry during the dark and cold days of winter. He had successfully negotiated treaties with the allied kingdoms to combat the trolls and brigands that still roamed the countryside. His coffers were filled with gold and silver.
Yet, he did not have what he truly desired; a queen to share his life. He had met several lovely ladies from his and neighbouring kingdoms but not one had captured his heart. As he gazed out the window he suddenly remembered a most unusual experience he had when he first became king. A dream of a beautiful woman that seemed so real he…
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