Just as the prince of the story and his princess turned to reenter their new world the prince turned back to the knight holding the duck. The duck that had once been Princess Tutu and had selflessly returned all the pieces of his heart back to him. Being the Prince that he was, who cared for all beings, picked up a stone from the floor and held it gingerly to his breast. From within his hands the stone glowed a light red with a power he had used only once before to seal the raven, only this time it was slightly different. He was not breaking his heart apart to seal a beast, but giving up a bit of its power as a gift.
Beside him his Princess eyes widened in shock, more so than everyone elses. She had loved this prince since she was young; she absolutely did not want him to lose his heart once more and forget her. All she could do was have trust that he would not abandon her once more. The glowing s