"Everything will be fine. Don't worry," I murmur, attempting to soothe the Winter Girl. She looks up at me, tears rolling down her face.

"Don't worry," I repeat. "The other rowan men will get the Summer King. He'll protect you." As I look down at her face, I realize that she is the most beautiful person I have ever seen. And, I realize that I love her more than anything else.

"What's your name?" she asks.

"Evan," I reply, staring into her eyes.


That was a long time ago. Now I am her guard captain, advisor, and closest friend. But, I may as well be still at the Summer Court for all she loves me. She still loves that Summer King. Every day I want to tell her that I would do anything for her, would do so much more than her Summer King would.

But I don't. I know she still loves him, and that she can never love me. For me, though, just knowing she's happy is enough, I reflect as I stand next to Donia on the battlefield.

Suddenly, the crow-woman hurtles herself at Donia. Before I can even think, I've pushed her out of the way. The last thing I hear is her voice calling my name despairingly, and the last thing I see is her beautiful face.


A/N: Sorry I haven't been posting in a while. Things got in the way, and I stopped going on fanfiction so much. But I'm back now! Hope you enjoy, and please review!