Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away was a prince.
He was not a happy prince, nor was he loved. Nor was he known. He was a prince that had been locked away in a tower that was hidden behind mountains so hard to navigate only the Prince’s mother could travel through them. And even then, the Queen rarely came to see her son.
Why was he locked in the tower, away from anyone else? Because as his mother would put it, he was the ugly prince. The kingdoms disappointment. A cowardly prince with a big nose, a big belly and a lack of common sense.
The Prince at first didn’t believe his mother. He would look in his reflection and smile to himself but the more his mother visited and the longer he was stuck in this tower, the more he started to believe that he was ugly.
Especially after she visited him yesterday, on his sixteenth birthday. She had come with a pair of scissors and cut of his long, brown hair until it barely covered his ears. When she was done, she looked at him and sneered, “How could you look even worse?”
It was a relief when she left him alone again. And the young Prince prepared to go to sleep but then he heard a strange noise from outside the tower. He was terrified his mother had returned and slowly, peeked over the edge. But instead of his mothers figure, he was a figure wearing a green hood and cape, a brown horse besides them. The figure was touching the stones, walking around the bottom of the tower trying to find the entrance.
“Hello?” The prince called out, regretting it almost immediately. What is this person though he was ugly?
The figure stopped, their head snapping up to look at him. “You!” A female voice said, pointing up at him. “How did you get up there?”
“Yes…I-I-I created it myself.It works on a pulley system.”
The girl rubbed her chin before she spoke. “Show me how it works then, mr. inventor.”
The name made the Prince smile. And once again he forgot about what this girl would think of him as he pulled the lever. Once the rope had reached the girl, she took a hold and he pulled it once more. Only on the wait up did the prince start to get nervous.
The girl, finally reached the top and leaped into the room. She glanced at the prince but showed a lot more interest at the lever and pulley system he had rigged up. She fiddled with a few things but when she started to pull apart on of the mechanics, the prince moved forward.
He was quiet as he spoke. “Please don’t break it.”
The girl stopped fiddling and looked over her shoulder. She was skinny but there was defiant look in her eyes as she smiled at him. “Don’t worry, kid. I’m just going to make one small adjustment to make the ride up and down a little bit smoother.”
The prince watched as she finished tampering with his device and then it hit him. “You’re an inventor?”
She stood a little taller. “One of the best,” She beamed. “And i’m currently looking for an apprentice.”
“Yes!” She clicked her fingers and turned to look at the prince. “I did try to get my girlfriend to fill the position but she’s much prefers bioengineering. So here I am, scouring the mountains for someone…like you. This is a pretty great set up. You’ve got a lot of talent. What’s your name, kid?”
“Basil.” He whispered, amazed that the words left his mouth. He was shocked. Was this all a dream?
“How would you like to go on adventure?” She smirked.
Basil looked behind her to the window. Out there his family sat in a castle and here was in this tower. His family didn’t think he was good enough, pretty enough, smart enough but this stranger, this inventor saw potential in him. Which is more than anyone else had ever seen in him. So how could he say no.
For the first time in a while, he smiled.
I’m sorry I’m not really in the biggest writing mood so it’s not very good <3
So Mon-El is a good guy because he says sorry(?), Kara is selfish when she doesn’t forgive him and throw herself into his arms immediately(????), and even with hundreds of posts pointing everything wrong with Mon-El’s behavior, Alex is the evil abusive devil on the show… is that what karamels are saying?
Answer me: Why does women and minorities always have to take the blame and be everything wrong with the world? It’s not about supercorp, sanvers or whatever, it’s about common sense.
-Kuro is, in a sense, very strict with how you both raise your son but it’s out of love.
-He likes for his sone to be well educated, talented, and have good common sense.
-You both share responsibilities of cook and maintaining the house. Even your son has responsibilities.
-Kuro always says to your son “As long as you don’t get in trouble with the law, and your better then your friends at everything. I’m proud of you.”
-Kuro is still very loving towards you and your son. You two are his motivation for working hard.
-He hopes he’s a good dad.
-He let’s Yang come over and spend time with him since he is an uncle. Also let’s Lutz, Luciano, Allen, and the other Members of his family come and see his son and wife.
-You all go for picnics all the time when is warm!
-Kuro makes sure his son knows that he loves him very much and will always be there for him, but also that if he ever finds out that his son is doing something he’s not suppose to do then his ass will be grass.
Take a look at the rather speculative answer provided by the Secrets of Escaflowne book. Thanks @the-smidges-revolt for providing the scan!
Isn’t that one of the questions each of the “Esca”
viewers has been wondering about? The eldest daughter of King Aston, Marlene,
had been married into the Duchy of Freid. By right, among three
sisters without any brother, the succession right should have been descended to
Eries. However, Millerna became the heir instead. It is revealed as after marrying Millerna, Dryden acts as a substitute king (regent). Still, judging by the common sense, it should have been the second daughter. Why is that not the case? Speaking of which, Eries doesn’t even have a fiancé. The fathers of Millerna and Dryden
arranged their marriage as they were very young, but why did they leap over
Well, it’s a mystery. As a royal
daughter, there should be a lot of demand for her hand everywhere. Regarding
looks, she possesses the same beauty as her sisters. Her personality is kind
and unlike Marlene or Millerna, she constantly keeps a ladylike countenance. It
would seem she is better qualified to inherit the Asturian crown than Millerna.
does not inherit the crown (perhaps by Aston’s last will) and he does not make her
marry, what could be the reason for that? Eries appears on the screen only occasionally,
her everyday activities are therefore not known. In episode 8, she tries to
stop Millerna from leaving the country. In episode 7, she orders Allen to “stop leading Millerna on”, making her seem perhaps a substitute for Millerna’s mother. However,
it should not be missed that Marlene died shortly after their mother. If this
short-livedness is hereditary, Eries may also be endangered. Well, maybe she
already has a life-expectancy? It could be a chronic illness which rules out
longevity, which is why she resigned her succession rights?
of, Eries often visits graves. When Allen visits the grave of his father, Eries
is also there and tells him “you have never prayed to Gods, yet you come here” (episode 19), then she is there again when Allen visits
the graves of his parents with his sister Celena (episode 24). Eries probably
visits the grave of their mother (as Marlene’s grave is in Freid). Why does she
visit the graveyard often? This could be a reflection of a hopeless mental
state. When falling ill or experiencing family misfortune, people feel hopeless (lit. ”like there’s no escape”).
Having the need to cling onto something, they may suddenly become pious. Eries
suffering from an incurable disease may be one of such fragile humans. Even
being at terms of one’s own destiny, the fear of death constantly attacks.
Therefore, she goes to her mother’s resting place to find inner peace.
Alright, and now to my crap, because after 3 pages and certainly more than 3 hours I refuse to accept that Eries is dying!
my cousin from ‘Berta is coming to visit near the end of April and im SO EXCITED. we hung out together on the island for the first time in like… a decade last year and we have so much in common, esp. sense of humor which i think is the most important thing. she is hairdresser and will cut my hair and maybe colour my hair. shes staying in an airbnb and will be here for 5 or 6 days so we can go downtown and explore~
"DCEU is not gonna have 15 year old Robins running around" says who? you? are you the dceu police?
No, but I have some common sense.
15 year olds running around fighting crime is fine in comics. But in movies? Bruce would look irresponsible if he’s going after the joker with some pre teen. They’re not going to do that. They’re going to be older. Might as well accept that now.