Rubi Diamante sat with Scimytar on the last day that they were together.
"Do you remember," said Rubi wistfully, "when we first met?"
Scimytar nodded as he recalled the abandoned isle in the Celtiberi sea. It was raining very heavily and he was seeking shelter amongst the old ruins of Magnificus castle. Oddly enough, although plenty of walls remained, the castle remnants were structured like a maze, with no roof to speak of anywhere. He wandered further into the castle, wondering what kind of catastrophe had befallen it to mutilate it so precisely. Scimytar had just been successful in his mission to depose of King Jasper, and while his rescue crew would have been sent on their way, at the moment they were nowhere to be seen. Amongst the din that the rain made, he heard a sobbing noise. Scimytar drew his sword and slowly inched his way towards the source of the noise. Carefully, he rounded a corner and found a young woman crying into a handkerchief. The rag served to muffl