The Edge of Fate: Chapter One
SUMMARY: When a series of prophecies slowly begin to unfold, Avalon finds herself entangled in a dangerous game of fate. Now, she must seek the help of its other players before the aftermath takes her and her kingdom down with her.
WORD COUNT: 1650+ words
AUTHOR’S NOTE: So after a few plot bunnies here and there, I’ve decided to turn this Endless Summer AU into a full-on series. This is set in The Crown and The Flame universe, with the premise of Avalon (MC) being the princess of the kingdom Erregal. The other ES characters will be introduced throughout the series, with a few TCATF cameos from time to time as well.
It was a quarter to midnight.
The nobles flounced about. Intoxicated ladies giggled and snorted at the new statue in the grand ballroom. Princes and knights boasted of their latest heroic deeds, reenacting them for the small crowd that had gathered. King Xepheus sat on the throne, clinking his goblet of wine against that of King Everett.
Princess Avalon stood by the tall glass windows, her foot tapping impatiently as she watched the celebration with a frown. The goblet in her hand had been emptied hours ago, but she was too caught up with trying to figure out what the visiting king was planning that she had forgotten to have it refilled.
“This turned out to be quite entertaining, didn’t it?” A young woman moved to stand by Avalon’s side, barely getting any notice from the blonde princess. After a few seconds, she tried again, “Are you enjoying yourself, Avalon?”