Crea rode into Xanti Heights and straight up to the small but proud castle. He was greeted by Tamra who wore a silvan dress that rippled in the warm breeze. Small bells were strung through her hair and they chimmed as he embraced her with his arms. "I've missed you, Tamra." she smiled and replied with her soft and sweet voice saying, "And I you Crea... How are things in Plantiri?" He shook his head slightly and said, "Do not worry about such matters at the moment. How is your father?" Her smile suddenly faded and her cheerful blue eyes dimmed and filled with tears. He immediatly realized what had happened and hugged her tighter. "Oh! Tamra I am truly sorry, he was quite the man and I always thought well of him. Is there anything I can do?" She pulled away from him and wiped the tears from her cheeks. Shaking her head and looking torward the rolling plains she said, "No... My brother is taking care of the important matters and for the moment I just need to leave Xanti." The wind became caught up in her hair as it flowwed like the waves on a lake around her face. The little bells chimmed merrily, but they did not have the effect on the two as they usually would have. He could feel her pain, the sort of pain that you bottled up inside until it exploded and caused everyone around to feel the effects.
"Well if it's what you wish, then we may leave at once..." A carriage approached the castle and several armed horsemen moved into position around it. Crea walked her to the carriage and helped her in before getting in himself. the horsemen began to move and the carriage travelled along with them torwards the capital.
Vincent finally reached the Valin river, whiched marked the end of his small prefactures' northern border. He would cross it and head straight for Palantina in Medias Res. It would take about another few minutes, but once he was there he could finally begin to fufill his dreams of become a knight of Medias Res. He rode across the clear shallow river on his black and white horse and straight up to the gates of Plantina. Before long he found himself standing on the palace steps in front of a gaurd. "Excuse me miss, but I was wondering if it would be possible to speak with the queen?" He stood there waiting for her reply...