Chapter One: It starts
King Roland the second of Enchancia yanked his stepdaughter's arm furiously as the two made their way to her room.
He thought that he had the right to discipline her as Sofia had disobeyed him. Twice! The reason for her disobeying him?
Trolls. Trolls were banned from the castle upper grounds for years until Sofia had gotten a hold of them, claiming that they made noise with their clubs when they were happy and only wanted to see the stars.
"You little brat!" Roland hissed at the seven-year-old princess while holding her arm with one hand as he began smacking her rosy cheek face with the other. “I told you to stay away from those trolls and their cave on the castle grounds! But no! You didn’t listen to me! Your happy sunshine and caring attitude brought them here and they nearly wrecked the castle! Do you think Amber and James would do something this idiotic?”
“No,” Sofia mumbled as she felt tears in her eyes. Her stepfather had never hit her since she first came to the castle with her mother as she wondered what had possessed him to do so now when they were so close.
"Don't mumble, Sofia. You may have been living here for a few months but even a princess in training like yourself knows not to mumble," Roland smiled wickedly as he send Sofia flying to the ground. "Especially in front of a royal."
"Yes Dad," Sofia said, closing her eyes. She thought what was happening to her was just a dream, a horrible dream before opening her eyes and feeling her face that was beginning to bleed as the little princess realized that it wasn't a dream!
Roland was angry at her when she had only done innocent things to help others who she thought needed it. She only wanted Gnarly, Tenny, and the other trolls to see the stars from the castle instead of their cave. She had never thought that her stepfather would get angry for such a gesture.
But she was wrong as Roland came close to her and started hitting different parts of her body as Sofia started to scream.
What in Chance's name is going on? An obviously tried villager thought as he and other villagers had been awoken to the sound of a young person screaming.
To the villagers that had children, it was heartbreaking for them to hear the screams as they knew it was a child's scream and hated to imagine their own offset doing the same heartbreaking screams of terror.
The child's screams of terror continued for minutes upon minutes until it suddenly stopped as the horrible, almost nightmarish screams were replaced with soft sobs.
The villagers were saddened with the child's soft sobs. A child had been screaming and whoever was with the child didn't seem like they had a heart to care as every villager thought that person was a sort of devil and had to be hang with a rope around its neck.
As for the child, the villagers prayed for he or she to find peace and live a normal life before they all went back to bed with angered or heartbroken faces.
"Come on kid, wake!" Clover the rabbit flustered his ears as he tried desperately to wake up his passed out princess.
She had passed out minutes after Roland had left her alone in her bloodstained robe. The rabbit felt angry and a bit ashamed for leaving Sofia defenseless as she had been mercilessly beaten by her cold hearted stepfather.
"C-Clover?" Sofia spoke, her voice hoarse and dry from screaming and sobbing. She took the rabbit's front paw and felt the soft, gray fur against her fingertips.
Normally, Clover would've complained as he didn't consider himself to be a cute rabbit but after what he had witnessed from the bed that Sofia had made for him, he couldn't just ignore his princess who he considered to be his special friend.
"I'm here, Sofia. It's okay," Clover comforted the little princess, trying to smile at what he saw before him but the solution wasn't something to smile about nor was it funny.
"I'm scared, Clover," Sofia whimpered, touching her friend's fur gently. "I'm scared of my dad." The seven-year-old princess felt her voice break. "W-Why doesn't he like me anymore?"
"The king probably had a bad day, Sof. I'm sure he'll be back to normal tomorrow," The rabbit reassured the little princess who looked at Clover in worry before closing her eyes and tried to fall asleep.
He sure as hell better be back to normal tomorrow like I promised Sof or else the king will have a taste of an angry bunny on his hands, Clover thought bitterly, remembering what he had witnessed between a furious king and a scared princess while the gray-furred rabbit stayed with his friend and kept her company.