Royalty Above All Else

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    "Thank you, Daniel," Giselle said warmly as she started to lead him towards the castle. Though once they were in the courtyard, a highly decorated and older man moved towards them with greate purpose. He looked deeply troubled, leaning on the side of anger. The princess looked to him, and spoke. "Good afternoon, General."

    "Princess Giselle," The General said before bowing quickly. Once he had done so, he was quick to speak. "With all due respect, leaving the castle without an escort is highly irresponsible. I am responsible for your protection but yet you do not -"

    "I understand and I agree." The general looked taken aback from the princess' words and she continued on. "It is irresponsible of me to keep trying to leave without protection but by the same token, I refuse to be kept in the castle like a porcelain doll. I can see that I was wrong. Especially when I was attacked by multiple men and only lucky that Daniel, here, protected me. I want you to offer him a position in my personal guard."
    November 30th, 2019 at 06:11pm
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    Daniel stayed by her side, watching are the courtyard as they moved into it. He was wary, and had never been inside the castle walls. This whole thing was new to him.

    He looked back at the General when Giselle started talking about the attack. He smiled weakly when he heard her request. "Really?" he asked quietly.

    The General looked at Daniel, eyeing him up, "really you want this man to protect you, does he even have military training?" he asked Giselle.

    Daniel looked at the General, "Sorry to interrupt sir, but it seems one of your men that is supposed to be on the wall, is not at his post." he began. "I mean unless, you intend for that wall, to only have one guard on it, while the others have two," he added.

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    December 4th, 2019 at 12:21am
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    Giselle looked to Daniel, a warm smile on her face. She gave him a small nod, assuring him of her decision to want him part of her guard. Though, just as quickly, the general was questioning her decision. But before she could even say a word, Daniel started to speak. And a bit of a smirk came over Giselle's face, only for a moment before quickly disappearing.

    The general was speechless for a moment before he turned and started to snap at his guard to check the wall and ensure that both guards were there. After a moment, he looked back to the princess and to Daniel. His eyes eventually landed on the princess. "Very well, Princess. I will add him to your personal guard. But, I insist that he be trained as well."

    "Very well," Giselle said in response. "But I expect him added to rotation by the end of the week." The general gave Giselle and nod before looking to Daniel. "Meet me here tomorrow morning to start training." With that, the general looked to Giselle, bowed and headed off on his way.
    December 10th, 2019 at 02:53am
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    Daniel stayed silent as the pair spoke. He didn't really feel comfortable with the situation, but it meant he'd get paid.

    He looked at the general, "tomorrow bright and early got it, sir," he said with a slight salute. He waited until the general had left, before turning to the princess. "You sure you want me protecting you?" He asked.

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    December 10th, 2019 at 03:29am
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    Giselle watched the general walk off before looking to Daniel. A warm smile was over her face, pleased that everything had worked out how she wanted it. Of course, the general could have brought this issue to her father and then who knew what would have happened. But it seemed that would not be the case and the princess was thankful for that.

    "Yes, I have made my decision. I know talent when I see it," Giselle glanced over at Daniel for a moment before looking ahead. "You best get ready and rest for your new position." With that, the princess made her way into the castle.
    December 30th, 2019 at 01:28am
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    Daniel nodded softly listening to her. He was truthfully a little concerned, not sure he'd be able to keep up with the expectations that she clearly had for him. He sighed softly, once she'd left, and made his way out of the castle, towards his home, as it were.

    The next morning he rose early, as always and made his way back to the castle, hoping to be let in through the gates.

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    December 30th, 2019 at 02:09pm
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    The guards allowed Daniel access into the courtyard but no further than that. He had to wait a short while until the general, followed by two of the guards came his way and stood in front of him. The general motioned to one of the guards, who then handed Daniel two sets of the guard uniform as well as a sword.

    Once Daniel took it, the general spoke. "Head guard Nathanial and guard Thomas will train you. They will show you to the barracks to get changed." With that, the commander headed on his way out.

    Nathanial then turned to Daniel and motioned for him to follow before walking to the left, towards the training grounds and the barracks.
    January 5th, 2020 at 12:24am
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    Daniel stood still, his eyes watching around the courtyard. He followed behind Nathanial as he headed towards the barracks. He kept silent as they walked, expecting to be asked questions eventually.

    Once inside the barracks, Daniel changed into the uniform quickly.

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    January 12th, 2020 at 03:44am
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    Nathanial and Thomas waited outside of the barracks until Daniel came out. Once he eventually did, they lead him to the training grounds. Where he was then promptly given a sword. Thomas moved onto the grounds and unsheathed his own sword before turning to Daniel.

    "I have been told that you know how to fight. But, I am going to assess that now. You will spare with Thomas and we will see where your level of ability is," Nathanial said before motioning to Daniel to move forward to Thomas so they could start.
    January 13th, 2020 at 04:43am
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    Daniel kept quite, he wasn't really one to talk much, when he didn't feel it to be necessary. He stepped forward and took the sword, before moving into sparring with Thomas. He managed to work the other guard backwards, and kept seeing openings he could take in the man's form, but due to it being a sparring, he didn't take them.

    After awhile, he stepped back, "How was that?" he asked softly.

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    January 18th, 2020 at 12:38am
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    The head guard was quiet for a moment moments before giving Daniel a nod. It was clear that the man was actually worth something. He had been worried that the princess found some nobody off of the street to protect her but this man... while he might actually have the ability to protect her.

    "Every morning, you will participate in practice and training with some of the other personal guards. Since it seems that you are...capable. I will put you on duty to protect the princess while she is in the castle. But if she is leaving the grounds, then someone else will accompany her. Do you understand?"
    January 18th, 2020 at 03:37am
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    Daniel stood and listened to Nathaniel, "okay that sounds good Sir, I'll make sure to keep her safe," he said lightly. He sheathed his sword, and stretched lightly.

    He was honestly, still confused how he'd ended up here, but he was glad to have some solid work. Plus if he worked it right, he'd be able to crash somewhere relatively safe, for free.

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    January 18th, 2020 at 02:35pm
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    "Look for your schedule on the door to the barracks tonight." The head guard told him. He then turned to Thomas, giving him a small nod before he went on his way.

    Thomas turned to Daniel and motioned for him to follow. "I'll give you a tour, show you where the schedule is kept and which bed is open for you to take in the barracks. You don't have to stay here every night but you can if you want."
    January 22nd, 2020 at 03:21am
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    Daniel nodded lightly, "thank you sir," he called out. He looked over at Thomas and nodded, "thanks, led on friend," he said softly. He still found that his eyes, were darting around the castle looking for any sort of threat.

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    January 23rd, 2020 at 11:47am
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    Daniel proceeded to give Thomas a tour of the barracks before showing him some of the more important parts of the castle, like the kitchens. Once the tour was done, he left Daniel to do what he wished but telling him which parts of the castle to avoid as they weren't allowed there when off duty.
    January 30th, 2020 at 12:00am
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    Daniel smiled and listened closely as he was shown around. He looked around the castle, it was huge, and full of fine art. He paused for a moment as he was shown the Princess' room, thinking about going in, but he held himself back. He continued on looking around the place, for potential points of entrance to every location.

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    February 1st, 2020 at 02:35am
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    A large same came over Giselle's face when she heard news from one of her servants that Daniel was now done with his morning practice. Once she was told his last whereabouts, the princess made her way through the castle. Unlike the day before, she was dressed as one instead of hiding under a cloak.

    Once Daniel was in her sights, a large smile came over her face and she made her way to him. "Good morning, guard Daniel."
    February 2nd, 2020 at 02:37am
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    Daniel turned around to spot Giselle, he paused for a moment. He bowed gently, "Morning Princess," he said lightly. He smiled at her, "what brings you to come see me?" he asked curious.

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    February 2nd, 2020 at 12:43pm
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    "I wanted to see how your first day is going," Giselle told him warmly. "I was told that you are going to be added to my guard soon." The princess was beyond excited for that to happen. She was rather sure she could convince him to let her sneak out.
    February 8th, 2020 at 11:19pm
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    Daniel smiled softly, "well it's going alright," he said softly. "I was a little surprised at how bad swordsmen some of the guards are," he commented lightly. He walked with her slowly, "If you were ever truly threatened, I'd worry for your safety," he added.

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    February 9th, 2020 at 04:14pm