THE GIRL WHO WANTED TO BE A KNIGHT
A frail infant girl lay crying among the ruins of the once-proud kingdom of Dahl, which had been destroyed by the army of the Orwellian king Ivan-Alric Desanti the day before. Wrapped in a small white blanket with burnt edges, the child coughed weakly as the minutes passed, with her body losing out to the harsh winds of the coming winter.
Then by Heaven's grace came Sir William DiMather on his white horse, who was one of King Ivan's noble knights. Sent to Dahl to scout for any war survivors to take prisoner, Sir William heard the infant's cries and found her just in time - right before Death could put out her flame of life.
Getting off his horse frantically, Sir William decided check for any wounds on the child's body that might need treatment. To his relief, he found none but when he set his eyes on the child's back, he nearly dropped her in shock, for there, between her shoulder blades, he saw a flame-shaped marking, which made this