The Tale Of The Prince's Bride Chapter 6: Listen To The Voices Inside


November 11 is Hayate Ayasaki's birthday, btw. Happy birthday, ex-butler and Nagi's lover.


It is very confusing in the forest of lies. It is different for everyone who ends up inside. It is a forest that reflects the inner truth – the ones that most people try their hardest to hide.

At this point in the prince’s journey to find his would-be bride, he found himself in the deepest part of the Forest of Lies. He had been walking for quite a while with his trusty steed by his side. Finally, he understood the words relayed by the knight of red and white.
“Listen to the voices inside. This forest is fickle and it whispers ever so slight.”
The voices were quiet at first – ever so slight, but slowly, they grew louder, like insect wings in flight.
“Who do you love?” The voices asked in mischievous delight.

“It is none other than the princess in black attire.” Was the prince’s prompt reply.
“Why do you love her? This princess in black attire?”

“It should be quite obvious. It was love at first sight.”
“Love at first sight?” The voices cackled in glee
“And so… what is it you love so much about your bride to be?”
“She is funny, and whimsical, and kind as could be. This is why she means the whole world to me. “
“The truth is it now? Funny, and whimsical, and kind as could be? Dear, prince this is a lie, you see.”
“Whatever do you mean, oh voices that I cannot see? Are you perhaps, making light of me?”

“Not at all,” the voices whispered in glee, “For you see, how can you claim to know so much about your would-be bride, when you admit that you just fell in love at first sight? Tell the truth, sweet prince, or perhaps hide it, if need be, but in the Forest of Lies, you cannot disguise your frailties.”
The prince was at a loss. He knew that they were right. Just what is it that he actually loved about the princess in black attire?
At that moment, as if to clear his mind, a single flower floated down from the sky. It was pretty and frail with petals of yellow and white. He closed his eyes for a moment, waiting for the noise to subside.
And that is when it dawned on the prince with a beautiful face; the reality of the truth that he had to embrace.
At that moment, he looked to the path ahead with unclouded eyes. He could no longer hear the voices in whispers so slight. He had found his way past the forest of lies. This is the truth of the Forest of Lies. It is simply a reflection of what you truly feel inside.



Fanart Corner


Here's my digital version of Nagi as Ruby... not too sure if it turned out so well. Should have used a more 2D anime style.


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