When an Emperor dies, its up to a son to take his place. When the rightful son is banished as a child, his brother from the second wife takes hold.
Now in his 30's the rightful son returns to his kingdom with the name, The Black Prince". A man as feared as he is handsome, though he bares a noticeable scar. He is ruthless and known for his cruelty on the battle field. Stubborn and selfish, he hides the pain of being disowned under his new identity.
Choi Eun Ah is a 25 year old woman working at the palace front. She caters to the royal family. Like the rest, she is initially afraid of this Dark Prince _______. However the Prince finds her to be unique and finds himself curious about her. As he consistently asks for her care and company she begins to see his lighter side.
She is distraught to find the King Constantly giving the Prince hellish orders because of his given reputation. Eun Ah does all she can to lighten the Prince's soul so he himself doesn't see himself as an animal.
I need someone to play the Prince. A Korean name would be preferred.
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The young woman nodded and looked to her new wardrobe. Stepping forward the woman spun around allowing her skirts to flow around her. [b All is well, I bought new clothing just as you instructed my prince] Smiling she had never owned something so beautiful, so nice in her 20th years of life. The man in front of her stood stoic with his hands behind his back. She could understand why some would find him intimidating. However, to her, he seemed nothing like the rumors that had spread.
[b What would you like to get, I can show you exactly where to find whatever you search for] A small smile crossed her lips and her hands were grasped in front of her, resting on her many skirts.
The sound of the market began to die down. Many of the villagers went on their way home, and the merchants getting ready for their last few hours of work. This was Eun Ah's favorite time of day, not too crowded and plenty of discounts. Eun Ah looked up at the man then bowed her head in signal to him to a company her down the path to the market.
There were some villages still about, keeping their distance from the prince and Eun Ah. She wondered what their thoughts were about the crown prince, we're they afraid ? Looking up at the man who had been silent for the most part she stopped at a vendor and looked at some fruits. [b Do you enjoy being back....?]
Ji Hun knew that his guards were watching, but his eyes were as attentive as a cat on prey. First were the generously endowed villagers, those than can afford to give up tax without losing money to shop themselves. Ji Hun watched as each villager halted as he passed by. His skin was flawless. His eyes was the eyes of a tiger's. They dared not approach, not even the guards. His eyes prevented so many from even looking at him. [I "I must hurry back.. Eun Ah must be waiting... "] was his this thought... And in honesty, he was surprised that he was thinking it so soon. He had to hurry and finish this mission his brother set him on.
He finally made it to the struggling village that lurked downhill. It was troublesome that hr had to see children unaccustomed to playful bliss... In fact, they seemed to have been missing baths due to lack of rain.. Everyone's feet and hands were smothered with mud and moss, mostly from struggling rice fields. Ji Hun could see the supposed profaner tied and ready for execution. The guards watched, but Ji Hun approached with a demanding stature, which made them buckle. [I "What was his crime? "]
The executioner to the guards were so intimidated by him, they couldn't answer. He stared at the prisoner and knelt. [I "What was your crime? "]
The prisoner slowly looked to him. "I... I begged the Emperor to spare my wife and unborn child the torture.. I asked if he would give us pardon so my child could be born in this world healthy. "
[I "Food? "] he nodded as Ji Hun looked up to the guards. [i "Do you believe that he should die because he wanted his wife and child to eat? "]
"Crown prince... "
[I "A man that is willing to sacrifice his life for his wife and child is an honorable man. To let this man die from a simple request of passion will make you three murderers. "]
"I do not think... "
[I "Sirs, if you have a wife and child that was hungry.. What would you do? "]
The three of them stared to him. [I "Listen to your heart... Is this an act of duty, or cowardice? "]
The guards sighed before releasing the man. "There is the Emperor... And then The Crown Prince... I am glad you have returned... " one had spoke. "We follow you"
Ji Hun nodded before looking to the man. [I "Go to your wife. And be sure to feed her well... "] he gave him a sack of coins and looked to the guards. [I "The Emperor expects an head... "]
The guards nodded. "That we will handle. Welcome home, Crown Prince"
He nodded. And turned, going uphill and past the guards there. Ji Hun sighed some as guards acknowledged him bow quickly bowing to his presence. There, at the gate, Eun Ah waited patiently there. With the sight, he was relieved. He was alright then.. He felt at ease at last as he approached her. [I "All was well? "]
He looked through the gate, to the guards before looking to her. [I "Would you like to shop with me to get food? "]
She looked at the bustling town before them. Little did they know their emporer had sentenced one of their own to death. Holding her hands tightly she held her breath before the sound of the man's voice next to her woke her from her thoughts. [b I'll meet you when I'm finished] Eun Ah bowed her head and set forth to find herself something nice to wear. Looking back as she walked, the dark figure grew smaller with distance. Though she knew not much about him, she feared foe his wellbeing, as well as her own.
Making her way through the market she stopped at a clothing merchant. There she found a beautiful cream colored dress. It's sleeves embroidered with gold thread and tiny pink rose buds accented the piece. With help from the woman she quickly changed into her new attire and looked for other things of value. Never in her young life had she had the chance to shop before. There were many things she had always desired but never could afford let alone wear. Passing a jewelry stall, she atopped. There lay a beautiful hair comb, brass with sapphire stones to grace it. Next a matching tassle to wrap around thd waist, a small ball chamber held dried flowers and oil as a fragrance. She perchanced these items just as the sun was to set. [b I have to go] she whispered running to the village gates
Ji Hun stared at her before looking to the gate. [I "He will attempt to kill me and you"]
The village was bustling with life. Children ran across the streets while husbands, wives, sons and daughters ran their errands and done their chores. Ji Hun had forgotten how synchronized it sounded. How the people stayed like this he never knew... But, the village had not changed.
Soldiers, knights standing at corners and patrolling so loosely. Ji Hun was well acquainted with the beats of the Knight's armour. There, he stopped, looking to Eun Ah. [I "Go on, Eun Ah. Collect as much as you can carry"]
She nodded reassure by his response that indeed he was jot to bring harm to this man. However she wondered what was to happen if it was found he had not gone along with the orders bestowed upon him. Sighing she looked up at him, his brown eyes captivating her for a short moment before looking away. [b What will you do if your brother find's out you disobeyed his orders] in her hands still lay the bag of various coinage. She would follow him out the castle gates and shop for the clothing he wished her to wear, before meeting him back at the village opening.]
Ji hun slowly halted his stride. He looked to her, and then away, avoiding the innocence in her eyes. [I "The... Emperor... Asks me to kill a man"]
He knew it shocked her to hear those words. It shocked him from the simple fact her had to speak it to a woman. Women's ears were not meant to hear such vile actions dealt into his hands. He fought for freedom of his people in chains, not to see blood as a sign of power. Quietly did he step forward, and he stared at her. [I "Worry not... I won't kill a man unless it is necessary. "]
Holding the bag of coins in her hand she frowned hearing his warnings about the Emperor and his thoughts for her. She held the silk lined bag close to her chest, lost in horrific thought before his movement awakened her senses again. EunAh tilted her head. He took his sword , and suited up for what looked to be a death sentence. [I'll wait for you...] she whispered looking at the sword that lay on his hip. [b What is he making you do?] She asked as she walked to his hand feeling comfortable enough to be alone at his side. At least more so than being alone with any of the other male and even female royals that stay in the kingdome.
The Emperor hissed as his brother left the room. He had to think of something. He couldn't have his brother just coming in and taking what he wanted. If it was Eun Ah he seeked companionship from, he would have to break it, and fast. A dark smile ran across his face as he ran a bell and called for his step sister, unrelated to Ji Hun, to his side. He would have to plan accordingly, and he knew his step sister always had a thing for his true brother. If he could get the chamber maid jealous, then he could swoop in and take Eun Ah for hinself.
Ji Hun stared at his brother. Kill a villager? Eun Ah would be alone and a victim for him, and that was something he would not allow. [I "The villager will be done... Only if I and I alone go there. Your people will cause a panic. If I go, they will not suspect an execution. "] he had to play this we'll. He had yo give Eun Ah an occupying endeavor to settle his need. His brother didn't know that they hadn't been bedding, but as long as he thought so, it kept his mind from an important role he was working on... His throne. Ji Hun refused to back down,
Though his brother thought he'd have him in a corner, he was playing smart. He heard his heavy words on Eun Ah's case, and smirked at him with a cruel intent to throw his fast ball back to him. [I "That young lady is not your concubine... And it is those aspects of her that had me decide to have her work on my behalf. She works hard and tries her best to please his Majesty... Yet, you show her no respect... Until I claim her... So, who is the child here... Sire? "] his stare was piercing, and he bowed. [I "...With all due respect... I have a man to execute. "] with that, he departed, walking out of his throne room and to his chamber to fetch his weapons. Eun Ah was sitting, ready for orders. As he strapped on his sword, he looked to her. [I "Your emperor seeks you for personal endeavors. He becomes jealous that you are with me rather than him... He will try to make you bow to him... "] he pilulled out a sack of coins and handed it to her. [I "Go into the village... Buy whatever you wish, and be sure to wait for me near the opening of the village. I made a promise... I intend to keep it"] he gave her a heart warming smile, and stood. [I "Young Miss? "] he asked, his hand stretched to her.
His brother watched the way he communicated with the girl. Tilting his head with a frown she followed his order like it was his own. [b Brother, you think me perplexed because you bedded some chamber maid?] He laughed, standing and walking to his brother. [b Didn't think you would move so soon. However you did take what was mine brother. That I cannot let pass]
Though he wasn't too fond of the girl originally, she was his and therefore saw it an annoyance to have her taken from him.
[b She's reckless and outspoken, and though her beauty surpasses the others I doubt you will find her interesting after a few nights with her. You're lucky I don't punish her. Every woman here besides my concubine's are pure, of course it would be you who defiled her] a large smirk came to his face. He didn't like that his brother was given such a beautiful lady. Though nothing had happened between the two, the Emperor would see that she would come back to him.
[b I called you here because I need you to take care of a villager who is going against us and fueling distrust in the village's behind our walls. Kill him for me]
Ji Hun looked to Eun Ah before looking to his brother. [I "Go to the chambers. The escort will have new clothes ready for you there... "]
He gave her a reassuring smile, nodding to her gently as she departed. He then looked to him again. [I "Brother, you looked perplexed... Is it because of her? "] he asked aloud
In his head, he was counting on his jealousy to kick in. He was always jealous... Ji Hun, despite not carrying the kingdom, still could win it over and be the death of him... Of only Ji Hun wanted it that way... No, Ji Hun wanted this liar to himself
EunAh felt him put something in her hair. Softly she smiled. It was a flower, and it's delicate fragrance filled her nostrils. The woman looked up at him, still slightly fearful of every movement he made. Sadly it wasn't because of him she was afraid of punishment she seemed to always receive from everyone within the castle.
However when the prince spoke, she couldn't help but feel safe at his side. With a nod of her head she held her hands tightly in front of her and walked with him into the Emperor's chambers.
The Emperor smiled hearing the door open, yet his smile fell seeing the chamber maid at his side. [b You may leave us woman, he does not need you. Go dry the tea or whatever it is you do]
EunAh bowed her head respectfully yet looked to JiHun for reassurance.
Ji Hun smiled gratefully as she agreed. With that, he had guided her away with him to his brother. In his mind, though, he hoped that it would confuse him some. It was only natural. But, all the same, he was glad she was there, too.
Reaching the throne room, he could sense she was nervous. He turned to her and smiled before putting a flower in her hair. [I "don't you fear... Your safe with me"]
"Meet your brother?" She said as she rose. She wasn't sure if she was to go with him or if she was to stay behind. Every encounter with the emporor was either for tea time or to get his baths ready. Her expertise in herbs and colors made her the perfect chamber maid. Yet she never went to the emporor''s quarters without reason.
The escort gave her an odd look and EunAh lowered her eyes before looking back at the prince. She thought her clothing was fine, however she could understand why he wouldn't want her to always be at his side with the clothing of a chamber maid.
EunAh stepped her feet into her shoes before finally smiling. It would be nice to do something different for a change. Thinking back to the nights conversation and to his mannerisms of the morning, she could not figure out why he had such a reputation outside the palace grounds. [b I'm ready whenever you are Prince Ji-Hun]
After the escort had informed him of his invite to the quarters, the doors to his chambers opened, and out ran Eu Ah... Right I to his left side. He grunted some to the impact, but looked over to her bowing to him. He smiled some and nodded. "No need to apologize. I let you sleep" he said. The escort cleared his throat. Ji Hun wouldn't allow this day go to waste. "You come with me today. I needn't a thing cleaned... "
He stretched out his hand, waiting for her to rise to his side. Once she rose, he smiled warmly to her, then walked to her side. "You are alright. Put on your shoes. After meeting with my brother, you shall get new robes... My orders" he said to the escort.
His escort nodded simple and bowed his head for questioning him. [b Your brother is in the springs, he has asked for your invitation when he finishes. He will be in his quarters working om some official documents.] The man looked to his small home and sighed. [b Just be careful my prince, women like her can lead to troubles further down the road. I am just looking out for your safety. When you were banished those many years ago, I had no say in keeping you. However, I didn't wish to see you leave. You were like a son to me. That girl is young, she seeks freedom. ANd in a place like this, freedom only leads to death. Do not grow attached] The man warned and turned to walk away.
EunAh woke an hour later. The sun entering the paper pressed screens. She was confused, no one around her in a room she did not recognize. After a moment she realized her deal the night before. She was to stay my the princes side at all times. However, seeing him gone made her rush to fulfill her duties. Quickly she dressed and ran out the building. As she grabbed her shoes she suddely backed into an object, falling down in confusion. Again she had ran into the prince. Sighing the young woman dropped her shoe and quickly bowed her head. [b I apologize for my tardiness, It will not happen again I assure you] Though the conversation the night before was casual and light, he was still of higher rank to her. [b What do you need me to do this morning my prince]
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