1. the white enchantress
In another world, she is half queen, half desperate lover; in another world, she is half his. It is not all of her, no – there are things other than love they must both concern themselves with. Duty, marriage and honour are binding, both in this world and the one they will never know.
But half is more than what he has now. It would have been enough.
2. the guardian
Cecil will never know how fortunate he is.
In another world, a queen betrays her king, slipping away in the quiet hours for a tryst with his most trusted knight.
He is not that king; in that, he is blessed.
3. the ill-made knight
In both, he is traitor, betrayer, the trusted friend wielding the unseen dagger.
Ill-made knight, walk now the path of repentance.