Meiko is a beautiful Gypsy Princess with a dangerous Prophecy that leaves the world hanging in her Guardian, Kaito's, magicial hands.
With an evil King bent on ,either, killing her or marrying her, the 2 must prevent the evil prophecy from happening & find the Prince Meiko is prophesized to wed.
If they fail, the land will plunge into darkness & despair forever...
â€œDonâ€™t bite, Princessâ€ I sucked up the droplets. â€œYou know what your mother will say!â€
â€œBut, Iâ€™m a wild catâ€ she giggled from inside. â€œI eat people!â€
â€œCome on, weâ€™ve gone too far from the campâ€ I protested. â€œAnd itâ€™s getting late!â€
â€œKaito, can I ask something?â€
â€œWhy do you call me â€˜Princessâ€™?â€
â€œWell, you are! Princess of the Gypsies!â€
Feeling flattered enough; she slowly crawled out, her red skirt & shirt all dusty. I quickly dusted her off & we began to walk back, but, being herself, she dodged me & back up the mountain to her hole. I didnâ€™t want either of us in trouble, so I begged her to follow me. Eventually, she grew tired of my nagging & crawled out again. I didnâ€™t dust her off, just took her hand & walked her down the mountain.
We didnâ€™t get there, however: bandits had raided it. Some of the peaceful Gypsies lay dead in pools of crimson blood, others were chained together & being marched away. We hid behind a large rock & I held her close to my body, my hand covering her mouth. She didnâ€™t struggle, just sat quietly listening to my heart.
Slowly & carefully, I lowered my hand & moved to the side. Meiko flattened herself against the rock & I crawled into the bushes to look for her mother. A pair of large, tree-trunk like legs blocked my way. A rough hand grabbed my shirt & hauled me up.
The man slammed me against the rock & held me there with his the flat of his arm against my chest. I was lucky it wasnâ€™t my neck he was crushing. I heard a scream & saw another bandit drag Meiko, crying, from behind the rock. Her eyes were large with freight & tears.
â€œShut it, kid, or your brother gets it!â€ the man growled at her.
She didnâ€™t stop, just got worse. The man holding me struck me hard against the face. Every time she didnâ€™t stop, I was hit with such force, I felt dizzy & the taste of blood grew more. Finally, he slapped me & blood spilled from my lips onto the sand. Meiko screamed & a pool started to grow bigger at her feet. Before he could strike again, she covered her mouth & bit her tongue.
â€œThat a girlâ€ the man smiled evilly. â€œNow, boy, tell me: Is this the camp of Gypsies harbouring the Princess of the Gypsies?â€
I gulped. â€œI wonâ€™t tell you!â€
With a growl, the man holding me lifted his arm so it held my chin up. He pressed hard against my neck, making it hard to breathe. I looked over at Meiko as my chest heaved for air. She was terrified & still crying. From under her trembling hand, a trickle of the reddest blood slipped down her chin. The man holding her yanked her & tried dragging her away.
â€œSTOP!â€ I shouted at them. â€œPlease, sheâ€™s just a little girl!â€
With that, blue light exploded from my body & the men flew back. Free, I slumped to the ground & Meiko ran over to me. She took my arm & held on for grim life. The men circled us, eyes a flame with anger. My eyes narrowed in anger & I raised one arm. From within my palm, another light that engulfed Meiko & I. It flew us far away to a safe oasis.
Knowing we were safe, I cleaned away the dust & blood & tears from Meikoâ€™s sweet face. She just looked at the ground with sad eyes. I didnâ€™t like seeing her unhappy, but I couldnâ€™t do anything for her mother or uncle. I smiled at her & lifted her chin gently.
â€œItâ€™s okay, Princessâ€ I said, wiping away a fresh tear. â€œWeâ€™re safe here! But, Iâ€™m sorryâ€¦â€
â€œWill she come back?â€ Meiko sniffed.
â€œI donâ€™t knowâ€ I replied, looking down. â€œBut I do know sheâ€™d want you to stay safe & bloom into a beautiful flower!â€
â€œThank you, Kaitoâ€ she hugged me tightly & smiled.