This is no ordinary princess and the pea story. I should know, for I saw it all. Yes, yes, even in times where I would be seen, I was there. An unexpected heroine is discovered in this story, and she changes everything. Twists and turns make this story an exciting one. There are surprises around every corner, ones you won’t see coming, foolish human! This is the story of a prince, princess, warrior, and of course, the pea. Oh, I must go soon! I see you still have one question on your mind. Who am I? I hear you asking. Ha ha! Well, as for that, my newest acquaintance, you will find out soon enough.
In a far off kingdom there was an enchanted forest. Beyond that forest was a castle, where the king, queen, and princess spent their days. The princess was not allowed outside the castle walls, because of the dangers in the forest. For one, there were the mysterious goblins who always had tricks up their little sleeves. There were also the mischievous pixies and elves, who found a way to get on your nerves faster than you can say “magic”. The babbling brook will talk your ear off if you don’t cross fast enough. Drawbridges open at any given second. If you stumble upon a patch of four-leaf clovers, don’t pick any, or else you’ll receive bad luck. The giant flower meadow lives up to its name – the flowers reach past 60 feet tall! But those are only some of the dangerous wonders of the enchanted forest.
The king and queen wanted their daughter to be the most beautiful, most graceful, and most protected princess in the kingdom. After all, they believed she was a true princess.
I must interrupt here. There were two types of princesses in this realm. The royal princess, a girl born into the royal family, and a true princess, a princess who met all expectations. Those expectations were: Beauty, Gracefulness, Loyalty, Kindness, Respect, and, above all, the ability to feel a single pea under twenty mattresses. Continue on, I’m done for now.
The royal rulers protected their princess and made sure she met every expectation. However, they were forgetting one. The king and queen decided to wait until the princess’s 15th birthday before she would be tested for true princess quality. The test with the pea. In another kingdom, just beyond the enchanted forest’s border line, another king and queen protected their prince, and made sure he was eligible for the princess on the other side of the forest.
Soon, the day came when the prince had to travel through the enchanted forest and meet the princess on the other side. He packed his bags and saddled his horse. After saying good-bye to his parents, he took off into the forest to reach the other castle. Not even a mile into the forest and the prince was met with his first challenge.
Ooooooo this is about to get good! Sorry, sorry. Keep reading.
A cluster of brightly colored goblins revealed themselves from their hiding places behind toadstools.
“EE CHAA!!” a red one, probably their leader, cried out.
“YAA WOO!!” the others responded.
The other goblins surrounded the prince, some holding spears and others wielding potions.
“What?! Hey! Back off, little trolls!” the prince yelled, taking out his sword.
“KAK KROO!! KAK KROO!!” The goblins screamed in terror.
The prince raised his sword, ready to strike, for he believed the goblins were threatening him.
The chief goblin screeched out “YAK YAK YOOOOO!! EE CHA, YA MABOOO!!”
While the prince was distracted from the chief’s yelling, a purple goblin and a green goblin jumped up onto the horse and started stealing things from the prince’s satchel, replacing the looted items with exploding fruits.
What did I say? Those little rascals are full of tricks!
The prince swings his sword around, and when the gleaming weapon is inches from the goblin’s head, a bright green arrow comes flying through the air, knocking the sword from the prince’s hand.
“Leave my friends alone!” someone called out.
Yes, my friend, the warrior has arrived.