✍️✍️✍️✍️ The Forgotten Princess 181 || 182... 185 ✍️✍️✍️✍️


The Princess of Jennova

"G-Greetings to the sun of the Jennovian Empire." The young girl stuttered. She was evidently frightened.

"Why are you here?" The queen asked with a cold tone.

"I-I am sorry. I didn't know that you would be visiting the greenhouse, royal mother." The young girl replied.

'Royal mother?' I looked at her and my aunt who was just by my side. 'Is this young girl my aunt's daughter?'

"Hmph, it seems like my mood has been disrupted." Queen Patricia said. "Let's have tea together some other time Alicia. You can stay if you want. I will be going back to rest. I feel a headache coming."

And just like that the queen left the green house. The young girl looked really awkward while looking at the queen leaving. She had a sad bitter face showing.

"Are you okay?" I asked her.

"I-I am sorry." The young girl was startled. "B-Because of me, your tea with queen mother was interrupted. If I have known before hand, then I would have visited the greenhouse in the afternoon."

"You frequent here in the greenhouse?" I tried to start a friendly conversation with her. "By the way, my name is Alicia." I gave her a friendly smile.

"I am sorry to be late to introduce myself." The young girl curtsied to me. "My name is Satiana Elissar, princess of Jennova and the queen's second child."

"So you really are the queen's daughter?" I was surprised. This young girl doesn't have the same features a royal of Atlantian should have.

Satiana looked embarrassed with what I have said and lowered her head.

"Oh I'm sorry. Did I hurt your feelings?" I was flustered with her reaction. She was just a little girl and by experience I am sure her emotions are fragile.

"I don't have the same features like mother and big brother." Satiana said sadly. "I guess that is why queen mother hates me so much."

I can feel the sadness and the hurt in Satiana's words. I have also felt the same way as her before. I walked towards her and held her hand gently.

"Having these features isn't anything special." I said. Satiana looked up at me with a teary eye. "You are beautiful and special in your own way."

"R-Really?" Satiana asked. Tears started to fall on her pinkish cheeks.

"Of course. Everyone is special in their own personal way." I wiped her tears.

I can feel the pain she was feeling. It was so similar to what I had felt before. It was the feeling of not being loved by your own parent. It was really painful and quite lonely. If Grandpa Robert and Richard weren't there for me, I do not know what have happened to me.

"You really have such beautiful hair like big brother's." Satiana said while holding my hair. "C-Can we be friends?"

I smiled with her shyness. "Of course we can. We are cousins after all."

Satiana smiled brightly and it made me feel warm somehow.

"Then you can call me Sati." Satiana said. "I'm so happy to have a big sister like you."

"B-Big sister?" I was taken by surprise. Yes we were cousins but being called a big sister.

"Aren't you going to be my big brother's wife?" Satiana asked with a curious face.

"Um well, why not sit down first and let's have some tea." I ushered her to the table where the tea and snacks were.

Satiana was still a young girl. Judging by our interaction so far, she doesn't have any malice towards me. I plan to tell her my situation and maybe I can get her to sympathy and help me out inside this palace.

Once we sat down, I took a sip of my tea and looked at Satiana with a serious face.

"Sati, can I trust you?" I asked her seriously.

"Yes… you can trust me big sister Alicia." Satiana smiled brightly. "Other than big brother, only you treated me well inside this big palace."

I have expected that she will also be shunned by the servants inside this palace. Even though she is a true princess of Jennova born from the king, because the queen hasn't given her any favor then the servants isn't giving her any importance.

"Your big brother treats you well?" I was a little doubtful that Gladiolus was a good brother to her. The only impression I have of him is that he wants me badly that he has hurt my loved ones in the process.

"Yes. Even though he hasn't been visiting me lately, he is a good big brother to me." Satiana smiled.

'Well maybe Gladiolus has his positive side as well. But for me he is still a bad guy.' I thought.

"Well Sati, to tell you the truth I was taken here in Jennova against my will." I said with a sad smile.

Satiana froze up while holding her tea cup. She looked at me with surprise.

"You were kidnapped?" Satiana said doubtfully. "But…how, why? I mean you are family."

"I am engaged to another man, the crown prince of Grandcrest. And that man is the one I truly love." I said. "When I was on my way to his country, your brother Gladiolus abducted me and taken me here against my will."

Satiana lowered her tea cup and was in thought. "I can't believe my big brother would do such a thing."

"I understand if you don't believe me. Gladiolus is still a good big brother to you and you have just only met me." I solemnly said. "But I don't have any intention on marrying your brother that I do not love."

Satiana was silent for a while and looked at me. Then out of nowhere she stood up and slapped the table in front of us that made me startled.

"I can't believe that big brother would do such a thing to a girl in love with someone else." Satiana was looking a bit furious. "Even though he is my brother, I cannot forgive him. I girl's love is so pure and forcibly taking it is so unforgivable. Big sister, your situation now is similar to the ones I have read in novels and my big brother is becoming a villain."

I looked at Satiana and giggled. This little girl is immersed with romance novels, no wonder she sympathized with my situation instantly. Having a huge gap with her own family, Satiana will be a very good ally inside this palace.

"I promise big sister Alicia, I will surely help you return to your one true love." Satiana reached for my hands and clasped it tightly, making such promise.

"Then I will hold you to that promise." I said to her and smiled.

"Hmm." Satiana nodded with resolve.

If Satiana was like me a forgotten princess of this country, then I also want to help her as much as I can. I feel a connection between us.
What Happened while I was Asleep?

"I promise big sister Alicia, I will surely help you return to your one true love." Satiana reached for my hands and clasped it tightly, making such promise.

"Then I will hold you to that promise." I said to her and smiled.

"Hmm." Satiana nodded with resolve.

If Satiana was like me a forgotten princess of this country, then I also want to help her as much as I can. I feel a connection between us.

"Tell me Sati, do you have magic powers as well?" I was rather curious about Satiana's magical abilities.

Even if Satiana doesn't have the Atlantian Royal Family's distinct looks, royal blood still flows in her veins because she is my aunt's daughter.

"Well, I have magical abilities. But it isn't something that grand." Satiana answered shyly. "It isn't something to boast about, unlike big brother's abilities."

"It's okay, you can tell me." I encourage her.

"Well, I have earth affinity. I can grow different kinds of plants." Satiana replied. "All that you can see here inside the greenhouse is what I have grown. I am still working on plants that can survive the cold harsh weather of Jennova. The snow lilies outside is one of my successful creations."

I was rather impressed with Satiana's magic abilities. If she can work on it even more maybe this snow covered land will be filled with green plants that can help the common people.

"Your magic ability is amazing." I cheered. "If you work hard, then you can help the country of Jennova in the future."

"R-Really?" Satiana looked at me with hopeful eyes.

I nodded. "Your magic abilities may not be that big but it can be beneficial for your country. Think about creating crops that can withstand the cold weather, then the people won't starve and they can also use it as livelihood." I explained.

Satiana's eyes went wide with amazement. I have given her something to work hard for. I am sure that she will be an asset to this country in the future.


I was able to chat with Satiana in the greenhouse happily. She also gave me a short tour of the palace grounds. She promised to give me a tour of the interior of the palace tomorrow.

Before retreating for the night, I gave Jack a secret message to sneak into my room when the maids and servants are asleep. And so, now in the middle of the night I am still wide wake, waiting for Jack to arrive.

The wind was blowing hard outside and snow was falling. The temperature at night was freezing cold. I am sitting by the fire place to keep warm when I heard someone tap on the window.

I slowly approached the window and saw a shivering Jack outside. I hurriedly opened it to let him inside.

"How did you manage to climb up from the outside?" I was shocked.

My room is located at the third floor. And the floors here are considerably high. Not to mention the temperature outside is surely below zero.

"I…I't sss…neak in usss…ing the door." Jack was chattering while shivering. "M…many g…uards are sss…taioned near your door."

I pitied Jack's current state. I took a thick comforter from the bed and wrapped it around Jack.

"Come here and sit right next to the fire." I led him near the fire place.

"Aaahhh… so warm." Jack stretched his hands near the fire.

"Tell me, how is Regaleon doing?" I asked Jack. "Was he the one who sent you?" I was eager to know any news about my beloved. I have been sleeping for six months. Many things can happen in that span of time.

"Yes princess, his majesty was the one who sent me." Jack replied. "In these past six months a major event happened in Grandcrest and your lover boy is now king."

"Regaleon is now king?" I was shocked by the news. "Tell me more."

And so Jack told me all the events that had happened when I was asleep. Such big things happened while I was not by his side. My heart ached just knowing the pain Regaleon must have been thru to fight against the faction against him who was his countrymen and his own brother.

What I was sad about more was I wasn't there to support him. I have promised myself to become strong and stand by his side. But now I am here miles away from him.

"The war is progressing slowly. Jennova is putting up a good fight but they are being pushed back by the forces of Grandcrest. What we are afraid about now is if Alvannia will be joining in on the fight." Jack said.

"What is the news from my father?" I am still hopeful that my father will side with Grandcrest rather than with Jennova.

"The news I caught was that your father is demanding for you to be returned to Alvannia safe and sound. And rather than marrying you to the crown prince of Jennova, he demanded prince Gladiolus to honor his word and marry Princess Elizabeth instead." Jack said. "Those are your father's demands. As of now prince Gladiolus accepted marrying your sister to honor his word. He is now traveling to your country to marry her."

"But Jennova hasn't replied about me yet?" I asked.

"I think the queen is still hesitant in giving you back. But with half of the demands being met, King Edward has given half of his army to aid Jennova." Jack looked at me with sad eyes.

I am pained that my father is helping Jennova in this war. But a part of me still believes in my father. He hasn't given the full force of the Alvannian army, meaning he has not yet allied himself with Jennova whole heartedly.

"I think my aunt needs me for something." I said truthfully.

"Then that means we need to find a way to take you out of here and escape as quickly as possible." Jack said. "And I will also get out of this freezing hell at last." His mouth was arched in a wide smile.

"No, I can't leave her yet." I said with a serious tone.

"W-WHAT?!" Jack was shocked. "But princess, the king has said to rescue you in the soonest possible time. I am afraid that he will have my head if I don't follow. You know he is really very scary." He made a frightened face.

"Oh come on Jack, Leon isn't that scary." I giggled with his comically frightened face.

"Maybe with you he isn't. But to others he really is suuuuppper scary." Jack replied. "So please, let's just get out of here." He pleaded.

"I can't yet. I need to find information about the forbidden magic. My aunt is planning to revive and use it in this war." I explained. "You can help me send a letter to him right?"

"Yes, I can send your letter discreetly if that's what you wish." Jack said with a sad face. "Oh wait, the forbidden magic do you mean THE forbidden magic that sank the country of Atlantia?" Jack asked with curiosity in his eyes.

"You know about it?" I asked him. Not everyone knows about the country of Atlantia because it was erased in the history of this continent. Not many books about Atlantia remain.

"Well my father is an Atlantian Scholar." Jack grinned and my eyes grew wide in surprise.

"You mean you are part Atlantian as well?" I grabbed his shirt collar and started to shake him. "Why didn't you say so before? Wait I think I have heard this information, where did I hear about this before?"

"E-Easy princess. I am getting dizzy." Jack said.

I thought very hard and then remembered Anna, the one that read my fortune.

"Wait, is your father's name George Wilson?" I asked Jack. This was the name given by Anna that she said can help me with the prophecy.

"Yep, that's my old man." Jack looked at me with curious eyes. "But how did you know his name?"

I quickly scrambled to my bed side table. My belongings that my aunt thought was safe were given to me. The crystal Anna has given to me looked like an ordinary jewel and so it was given back to me. I took it from the bedside table and quickly trotted back to Jack. He was looking at me dumbfounded.

"I don't know if this will work." I said. This place is made with janetite stone, but it won't harm to try. As I know janetite stops a person with magic abilities in using magic, but maybe magical objects can still be used.

I held the crystal inside my closed palm and opened it slowly. At first nothing happened, the crystal maintained its clear color. When my hopes went down the crystal became warm. When I looked at it again the crystal had a faint glow. Not long the glow became brighter and the color became clearer, it was bright red.

"Hey hey, I thought we can't use any magic inside this palace. Why can you do that?" Jack asked me with a curious look.

"I am not using magic. This is a magical object given to me by Anna, a fellow Atlantian." I explained.

The crystal that was giving a bright red light lessened it's brightness to a warm red. 'Red color, meaning the red star.'

I looked at Jack and was sure in an instant that he was the red star in the vision I have seen. Then I remember Anna's words. 'The person that red star represents might have a way. I believe that star might hold a key to change the course of fate.'

"Jack, I think you are the only one that can help me." I said with realization.

"I don't know what you mean princess, but with my greatness I am sure I can do many things let alone help you." Jack grinned.

A Letter from my Beloved

(Regaleon's POV)

Days have passed by since the last report of Jack from Jennova came. After learning about Alicia waking up and is well, I had some peace of mind and was able to get a good night's sleep after these past six months.

The war against Jennova has been progressing slowly. General Vincent of the navy has winning battles on water. Grandcrest has been gaining Jennovian ports one after the other at a slow pace. As for General Fernan, he was been managing the battles in the central plains well. And for General Stewart that has been ordered to defend the mountain passage, he was at least doing a good job. Jennovian soldiers are adept with the mountainous terrain and the cold weather unlike our Grandcrest soldiers. And so the advice my capable advisers has given to General Stewart has been very helpful. Defending is a lot easier with a good vantage point rather than push forward where we know we would be in a disadvantage.

When I looked at the piece of paper reporting the movements of the crown prince of Jennova, Gladiolus, I heaved a heavy sigh.

"Is this the latest report about that b*stard?" I asked Dimitri who was standing by my side.

"Yes your majesty." Dimitri replied. "As of yesterday he has arrived in the capital of Alvannia."

"So, Edward is willing to marry his b*tch daughter to that b*astard. Heh, a pair made in heaven." I scoffed thinking what a matching pair they would make.

"King Edward is not willing to lend his army unless the crown prince of Jennova keeps his promise to marry his daughter Princess Elizabeth." Dimitri said. "I think this is his way to keep Alicia safe from marrying Prince Gladiolus. At least he is buying some time until we can rescue the princess."

"Even without his help, I won't let that b*astard marry my Lili." I was feeling anger just by thinking that Alicia is still in that b*astard's territory.

"After the crown prince of Jennova successfully marries Princess Elizabeth, King Edward has promised to lend Jennova half of his army." Dimitri continued. "He is not willing to join in the war unless Princess Alicia is safely returned to Alvannia."

"We will have some difficulty after Edward lends half of his army. As of now Jennova sees our strength to be just above from theirs by only a bit." I clasped my fists together deep in thought. "If they can have even half of the Alvannian army's strength, they would think that they will be above our fighting strength and be in the advantage." My mouth arched up to a grin.

"That is what Jennova knows about our military strength." Dimitri had a smile as well.

"They do not know about our hidden trump card." I grinned. "Let them think that they have a chance to win this war. I want them to have a look at what victory is before I trample them to the ground and crush them beneath my feet."

Thinking about how I would make the crown prince of Jennova pay for abducting my beloved makes my blood boil in excitement.

'Knock knock knock' There was a knock on my office door and Dimitri walked there to see who it was.

Dimitri came back to my side after talking with someone by the door.

"Your majesty, one of my messengers came to deliver a letter. It has been sent from Jennova." Dimitri carefully placed a white envelope on my desk in front of me.

"Jennova you say?" I looked at the letter curiously. "Is it news from Jack about Alicia?"

I quickly opened the envelope and took out the piece of folded paper from within. When I opened the letter, what caught my attention right away was the penmanship.

"This… This is Alicia's handwriting." I was overjoyed with receiving a letter from her after all this time we were apart.

"Then I will take my leave your majesty." Dimitri bowed and walked out of my office to give me some privacy.

Once I was alone, I started to read Alicia's letter.


My beloved Leon,

I do not know how to begin really. I have just woken up some time ago and have just met Jack here inside the palace of Jennova disguising as a male servant. The first time I learned that I was sleeping these past six months, I was at a loss. I was in an unknown territory and I was away from you. I have been awake for some weeks now and I am missing you so badly. I can only imagine how you have felt these past six months that we were apart.

I am doing well here for the time being. I have met my aunt who is the current queen of Jennova. She is treating me well as her niece besides the fact that I am practically a prisoner here inside this palace. Oh and I have met my mother here. Leon, my mother is still alive and she is living well here in Jennova. I am so happy to see her once again. The only thing missing in my life right now is you. Oh how I miss you so much my love.

But I cannot go back to your side yet. My mother is not yet in her right mind. I will try to get her mind back and escape with her. And also my aunt is planning to revive the forbidden magic and use it against you. I know how dangerous the forbidden magic is and I don't want you or my other loved ones to get hurt. I will try to learn more about the forbidden magic to gain some advantage before I go back to your side. I know you would like for me to get back as soon as possible but I need to do this. I want to be of help to you.

I will try hard to accomplish my goal and go back to your side as soon as possible. I love you so much Leon, I miss you so much.

Your Lili


After reading, I caressed the smooth top of the paper. A sad smile crept on my lips.

"You little fool. You know you don't need to do that. You just have to come back here by my side and let me protect you." My heart ached.

I know that Alicia has a mind of her own. She is strong willed and fierce when it comes to protecting the ones she love.

"How I wish that I can just lock you up by my side." This was my wishful thinking. But I know that I cannot keep her locked up in a cage like a bird to spoil and protect her. She is free willed and can decide on her own actions. That is her beauty and I don't want to take that away from her.

And so I can only support her. There is only one thing that I can do to help her and at least lessen my worry, I need to send someone I can trust to be by her side and help her aside from the Crimson Bandit Jack.

"Dimitri!" I called out.

Not long Dimitri opened the door to my office and entered.

"You called your majesty." Dimitri said.

"Call for William. I have something to tell him." I ordered.

"At once your majesty." Dimitri bowed and exited my office.

"I cannot be by your side for now but at least I can send someone to help you." I whispered.

I lifted Alicia's letter and planted a gentle kiss on top of her name.

"I miss you too, my Lili." I said.
Going to Enemy Territory

(Regaleon's POV)

'Knock knock knock'

I wasn't waiting long inside my office when I heard someone knocking on the door.

"Come in." I said.

The door opened and Dimitri came in first.

"Your majesty, Sir William is here." Dimitri announced.

After Dimitri entered, William followed behind with Snow. Snow has long since recuperated, meaning that Alicia is in good health as well. But a familiar that is far from its master is not in best shape. They tend to be depressed and sad.

"Greetings your majesty. You called for me." William bowed.

"Yes. Please sit." I said.

When William took his sit in front of me, Snow walked towards me and jumped up on my lap. Because Alicia is quite far, she tends to cling to a strong magic user to appease the absence of her master's magic essence. Everyday Snow searched for me because of this.

I felt sad for Snow right now. We are both missing Alicia so much. I stroke her snowy white fur and I hear her purr.

"A letter came from my spy in Jennova." I started. "The letter was written by Alicia."

"The princess?!" William was shocked at first and then smiled. I can see him sigh in relief. I am sure that he is also very worried about Alicia's wellbeing.

"Yes. She said that she is doing fine and we don't need to worry." I said. "She also said she cannot return for now because of her mother. Her mother is alive and well in Jennova and is being kept by her aunt but she is presently not in her right mind. Alicia wants to escape there with her mother and so she will wait until her mother gets better."

"Her mother is alive? You mean King Edward's concubine, Lady Leticia?" William asked. "But what if her mother doesn't recover?" He asked worriedly.

"That is why I asked you to come here." I looked at him straight in the eye. "You are the only one I trust with Alicia's safety. And so I would like you to go to Jennova and help her. If after a long time and Alicia's plans doesn't go smoothly, then I want you to help her escape with her mother."

William returned my look with the same seriousness. He knows that the task I am giving him is very important.

"I understand." William replied firmly.

"And another thing, besides Alicia's mother she is trying to gather information about the forbidden magic in enemy territory." I added.

"Forbidden magic?" William looked at me questioningly.

"I will let Dimitri brief you with the details. What I can tell you now is that it is a very frightening weapon of mass destruction. And the queen of Jennova is searching for it and is planning to use it against us." I explained. "This frightening magic destroyed and sank the country of Atlantia to the bottom of the sea."

William's eyes went wide. I am sure he has heard some stories from the soldiers under my command which were Atlantian survivors.

"I understand your point your majesty but why is Alicia the one given the task to gather such information from the inside. It is very dangerous." William asked. "Don't you have a spy inside Jennova?"

I sighed with hearing his word. "Both of us are thinking of the same thing. I don't want Alicia in any kind of danger. But she was the one to offer her help." I said. "She has her own will and I cannot stop her from doing so. And this also concerns her loved ones that are put in danger and so she wants to do what she can to help."

William sighed. I am sure he also knows Alicia's feelings of wanting to help. My Lili is really a kind person.

"Then I will go to enemy territory to give my assistance to the princess." William answered resolutely. "I will do as you say your majesty."

I nodded in agreement.

'But what if that prince of Jennova recognizes William?' Snow asked. Her little head looked up at me.

"Yes, I know what you mean." I replied to her. "And I have a solution for that."

William looked at me confusingly. "What did she say?" He asked.

"Snow said that what if prince Gladiolus recognizes you." I answered. "Not only that, some of his subordinates that came with him in Alvannia six months ago might recognize you as well. But I have thought of a solution about that. Do you remember Alicia's first personal knight?"

"Yes, I have a vague memory of him." William replied.

My lips curved up into a smirk. Using my hand I covered my face and slowly glided it outwards. I used my magic to change my appearance. Now I am using my old disguise, I used the old look when I was 'Leon' Alicia's first personal knight.

William's eyes went wide with surprise. He maintained that appearance for some minutes until he said a few words. "You… you're Alicia's first knight."

"Yes, using magic I altered my face to get inside the Alvannia's palace." I said.

William was speechless once more. I am sure he was thinking of so many things right now but cannot voice it out. He is not in the position to ask me why I spied inside Alvannia and I don't have to explain anything to him. And so there was a moment of silence between us.

I opened a drawer on my desk and took a small box. Inside was a male platinum ring with a small crystal at the center.

"Dimitri has studied the janetite rock that blocks magic users from using magic. The whole Jennovaian palace is made with janetite rock and so we need more information about this. After his research, it is said that magic items infused with magic can still be used near janetite." I said. "I will infuse my face altering magic in this crystal ring which is a magical object. Once you are wearing it, your appearance will change." I explained.

I passed the ring to William. He took it without further questions and examined it.

"Snow will accompany you in your journey. Being separated with her master for so long isn't good for her." I said.

"Yes your majesty." William bowed his head.

Snow jumped down from my lap and into William's arms. She snuggled gently to him.

"Just tell Dimitri what you need in your journey and he will prepare it for you. He will also brief you with the latest news." I said and looked at Dimitri.

"Sir William, please follow me." Dimitri led the way.

"Then I will be going your majesty." William bowed and followed Dimitri out.

"William." I called to him before he exited my office. William looked back at me questioningly. "Be careful. And please keep Alicia safe for me."

"I will, your majesty." William bowed down to me once more and then left.

"You are the only one I can count on for now." I whispered and sighed.

I looked outside the window and saw the clear blue sky. I thought of Alicia's beautiful platinum blonde hair and light blue eyes. I imagined her sweet and gentle smile while calling out my name.

"How I wish that I was the one to be able to go to your side." I said while thinking of her. "But as king and commander in chief in this war, my presence here is more important. To win this war as soon as possible is what I need to focus right now."

'Winning this war and destroying all my enemies is the only thing that can ensure your safety and our happiness. And after that we will be together forever my love.' I thought.

Learning New Tricks

My aunt Queen Patricia has started to train me using mind magic for these past few weeks. I have been practicing diligently in the greenhouse which has a considerable distance from the palace which is made with janetite.

Here inside the greenhouse, I was able to practice my magic skills under 'supervision'. Guards are stationed near the entrance and both Jack and Martha are ordered to monitor me. Good thing that Jack is on my side. I still need to reel in Martha to my side as well.

These past few weeks, Satiana has been accompanying me. Every day that we spend with each other's company, the more we get closer like sisters.

"I can't believe big brother is such a player!" Satiana was fuming with anger.

"What is the matter Sati?" I asked curiously.

"I was wondering why I wasn't seeing big brother Gladi these past month. I know that meeting him by chance in this huge palace is a few, but at least I can see him a few times in a month." Satiana pouted her lips in irritation. "And then I just knew that he left a month ago to go to your country Alvannia and take your step sister as his wife. How infuriating!!! He said that you are the one he would marry and become his wife but now he was jumping to another country to marry another girl."

I was informed by Jack of what was happening in the other countries so the news of Gladiolus marrying Elizabeth isn't new to me. Satiana only heard of this recently and now her impression of her big brother is becoming worse. This is a good thing for me of course but I am a little sad that there sibling relationship is becoming worse because of me.

'I'm sorry Sati.' I whispered inside my heart. 'But I need to sow discord between you and your brother.'

It's not like I am fabricating lies or false information against Gladiolus. It was just that his wrong doings are showing and his true colors are being seen by his little sister Satiana.

"I am not concerned if your brother marries another woman, because I am not going to marry him even if he forces me." I said with a calm tone.

"Uhuhmm." Satiana nodded in agreement. "Gladi is a good big brother to me but I never knew he was such a player to other women. Even kidnapping a woman he fancies who has another fiancé. I am beginning to see him in another way." She frowned.

"Well let's just stop talking about your brother. Why not help me with practicing my mind magic?" I said with a smile.

"Okay." Satiana smiled gleefully. "If I can be of help to you big sis then I am willing."

"Great. Okay, close your eyes." I said.

Satiana closed her eyes as I have asked. I took her hands and clasped it between mine. I closed my eyes as well and concentrated to go in her mind.

At first all I saw was black nothingness but then there was a gleam of light. It was a small light at first and then it enveloped the whole space around me. It blinded me for a while but after a few seconds it dimmed out and my surroundings changed.

I looked around and noticed that this was the inside of the Jennovian palace. Maids passed by me like I wasn't there, it was like I was invisible to them. Then I saw a little girl of about four to five years of age running. She had light brown hair and green eyes, this little girl was Satiaina.

'I'm seeing her memories.' I thought.

The little Satiana was happily running around the halls of the palace. I can hear her giggles along the way. But then when she turned on a corridor, she bumped in on someone and fell down on her butt on the floor.

"Aww.." Little Satiana said. Tears stared to gather on the rim of her eyes.

When she looked up she saw the queen looking at her coldly and clearly irritated. A young Gladiolus was standing by her side.

"M-Mother." Little Satiana held her tears back after looking at her queen mother.

But the queen didn't even utter a word and walked away. The young Gladiolus helped little Satiana up and brushed her skirt with dirt.

"Are you alright?" The young Gladiolus asked with a worried tone.

"Is mother angry with me?" Little Satiana asked. The tears that she held back were now starting to flow after her mother left.

"Don't worry about mother. She must be angry because you were running in the hallways. Next time don't run and just behave okay." Gladiolus said with a loving tone and patted her head.

"Mother doesn't like me very much." Satiana said and started to cry.

After that scene my surroundings change once again. I am now inside the greenhouse but it was different with the present one. This greenhouse was still new and doesn't have trees or plants yet.

A middle aged man was walking with a little older Satiana. She must be seven or eight years old by now.

"I made this greenhouse for you. I know you like growing plants. You can do that here." The middle aged man said with a smile.

"Thank you king father." Satiana said with a radiant smile on her face.

'Oh so that is Sati's father, the late king of Jennova.' I looked at the middle aged man. He had the same features as Satiana, light brown hair and green eyes.

'The late king has a big belly. I guess that's why my aunt calls him a pig.' I thought.

But he looks like a kind and gentle man, well at least in front of his daughter. And it looks like Satiana loves his father very much. It seems she was spoiled by him.

'She might lack the love from her mother but at least it looks like her father loves her dearly.' I thought.

And then the scenery has changed once again. I was now inside a room and many people are crowding around the bed. By the looks of it, those people were doctors.

On the bed, a weak and sick man was lying. It was the late king, Satiana's father. He was deathly thin and pale.

"W-Where are my children?" The late king weakly asked.

Not long Gladiolus and Satiana arrived on his bed side and the queen was also present as well.

"Father… father. Please don't leave me." Satiana was crying.

"F-Father is sorry. My dear Sati, I cannot stay by your side." The late king said. "Gladiolus, please take care of your sister for me." Gladiolus simply nodded.

And after that the late king took his last breath and Satiana cried even louder. The queen who was looking by the side had a small grin on her face.

The other people left the room and only the queen, Gladiolus and Satiana remained.

"Stop crying!" The queen scolded. "He is already dead. Your tears won't do anything."

"Hush now Sati…" Gladiolus was comforting the crying Satiana.

"Mother, why… why don't you love me like you do to big brother?" Satiana blurted out the question. I am sure she always wanted to ask this but was afraid of the answer. And now that her emotions are in turmoil, she had the courage to ask.

"It's because you resemble that b*astard so much!" The queen said angrily. "I would have ignored that you are that b*astard's child if you inherited our looks. But you just have to look like him. You can't even be a candidate to be your brother's bride!"

Satiana's face was full of shock and loss. My heart ached for this little girl. I can feel the pain she was feeling, the pain of being abandoned by her own mother.

I can feel tears flowing down my face and I opened my eyes. I have now come back to the present.

"Big sis, why are you crying?" Satiana's face was full of worry.

"Oh, no it's nothing." I wiped away my tears. "May I hug you?"

Satiana looked confused but nodded. And so I hugged this young girl. I want her to be happy in the future, I genuinely think of her as a little sister now.

I thought about my mind ability, this was the extent of my mind magic for now. I have seen the strong memories of a person. I wonder if I can do other things such as alter memories and the likes in the future?