I was sweeping the floor of the castle steps when I heard the sound of metal clashing against metal ringing from the training area. I quickly rushed over to the tower window, looking down when I saw the knights practicing their swordsmen skills.I unintentionally stared down at them fighting wishing I could be a knight myself. I wasn’t like the other maids in the castle I loved the idea of riding on a horse in full armor and a sword fighting in battle. I didn’t even wear the same clothing as the other maids. Everyone wore a shirt tight short sleeve top that had a V cut with a long skirt and apron. I hated what I was forced to wear,I took one of the boy’s trousers, I still was forced to wear the top but was thankful they didn’t make me wear the skirt. Anytime I would tell anyone my dream they would laugh and say “you can’t do that you a girl!”or “A knight! You must be joking”or even “girls are only good for cooking and cleaning! They can’t be knights!”
I was watching the knights as they practiced. I tightened my grip on my broom and held it up as if it were a sword imitating the knights below “AMARAAAAA!” “AH!” I yelped slipping off a step sliding on my butt sliding down 30 steps. I groaned laying back on the steps I closed my eye but then I saw her my boss “AMARA! GET OFF YOUR LAZY ASS UP AND CLEAN THE STALLS!” She yelled with her bitter tone spraying spit as she spoke. I groaned “yes ma’am” i say as I get up I rub my butt since it was a bit sore from my fall. I grab my broom and head to the horse stalls.
I watched the knights as I walked passed to the stalls wishing I could be one of them. I didn’t care if would be the only girl, I wanted to be a knight. I unintentionally was staring at them as i daydreamed when I ran into a post causing me to fall backwards “shit” I swore under my breath as I rubbed my forehead. I got up when one of the knights run over towards me “are you alright?” He asked “never better” I reply “shouldn’t you be wearing a skirt?” He asked making me roll my eyes “technically yes but I don’t like skirts, why do you care?” I ask “girls are suppose to wear skirts and dresses not trousers!” He raises his voice at me “I CAN WEAR WHATEVER I WANT!” I said I bit too loud getting the attention of others ‘great!’ I thought as I crossed my arms “no you can’t plus your only a maid you have no say in anything” he says pissing me off “oh really?! Fight me then!” I yell “I don’t fight girls…but your getting me mad…so I guess I’ll take you on!” He say leading me to where he was practicing. I started getting lot of looks making me a bit nervous, but I was determined to prove myself.
He handed me one of the swords. I held it gazing down at it, I gripped the hilt as I faced him. I took a deep breath in “I don’t like this idea Gabriel” I heard the commander say “oh come on you think I can’t defend myself?” I say knowing they thought I couldn’t I knew I could I studied all their moves and how each one of them fought using that as my advantage. “See she wants to fight!” Gabriel said pointing his sword at me. I roll my wrist twirling my sword then holding it close to my head my arm and the sword parallel to each other “bring it” I say holding the hilt tighter as he ran towards me. I blocked his attack moving to the side as I twisted my sword in the perfect way making him lose his grip, I knock it out of his hand as It flew I ran jumping grabbing his sword I turn to face him both swords in my hands hitting him giving me the victory. I turn seeing everyone’s jaw dropped especially Gabriel’s, I smirk handing him the sword walking proudly to the stalls.