Son to a father who was a great king – the head of a proud lineage, and to a queen – wise as she was beautiful and fierce. Brother to a proud, strong, laughing prince.

"You were both born to be kings."

But none of that was to be.

To suspect all one's life that something was awry, and then finally to have the illusions torn away.

All of it was a lie.

"So I'm no more than another stolen relic? To be locked up here until you have use of me?"

To finally have everything – the power that had come to equate worth – and to want none of it.


More of a prologue than a first chapter…sorry about the length. Promise it gets longer.

This is part 3 of my latest escapade, but is perfect for a solo read if that's what you're interested in.

I plan on releasing chapters in "chronological" order, as I have been with 'Little Lion Man' and 'A Little More'. I put it in quotes because the prologue (above) and first few chapters are more flashback than anything else. Don't worry, it does catch up. For anybody who's interested in reading all 4 and is getting on board later than the initial publication dates, I am planning on putting up a list of chapters in order on my profile page. Once I have that all figured out.

Which leads me to my final note. I haven't finished this one yet. I've written about half of it. My usual writing process involves a lot more perfectionism. I'll do my best to keep up with posting "on time". Should be every few days, or, if you're following my other stories, an update somewhere EVERY day.

I HAD wanted to finish them all by 'Ragnarok'. That's not going to happen. But maybe it's all for the best.

Anyway, sorry for the long-ass author's note. They should be short/nonexistent in the future.

I'd love to hear what anybody thinks of the fic as I go, or of the movies. I appreciate feedback/questions/pertinent discussion of any kind, and I hope you like it!