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Black Rose Prologue
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A young girl ran, terrified, through the dark streets of her village. Her beautiful new dress was torn and the ribbon holding her hair had fallen out, leaving it a flowing mess. As she reached her home, the silence of the sleeping village was shattered by the sound of horse's hooves pounding into the dirt. A hand yanked the girl into the house, quickly covering her mouth.
"Be silent child. We must find safety," her mother whispered.
The girl nodded, following her mother through a long hallway. The woman opened a hatch in the floor, ushering the child inside. There was a loud banging on the door, as if someone was trying to break the thing off its hinges. The woman panicked, looking at her daughter sadly.
"Stay down there, alright? Mommy has to go now," she said, beginning to close the hatch. She looked at her child one more time, and then closed it completely, leaving the girl in darkness.
The sound of wood splintering echoed through the house and loud footsteps could be heard from the