"We shall not leave," the King said. "We have faced baseless assassinations without flinching, we cannot leave here now."
"If only Father had stayed here to sire more children, instead of leaving to live the live of a reclusive madman, we wouldn't have this problem," his sister said. "You could have been replaced on the throne long ago."
"Of course, sister, your thoughts are as wise as always. Your thoughts, Master Fool?"
"Let me compare you to a cunning prey. You are more demure, sardonic, and blonde," the man said, stepping forward and handing the King a drink.
"Such silliness! Still, we will be successful, sister. I shall not allow anyone to sully our kingdom, which is as beloved as a shooting star." He took a sip of the drink before setting it on the table.
"You are an unmitigated disaster, brother. You are aware that shooting stars fall?"
"Yes, but our people have no wish to be ungoverned. I see no reason to be afraid of such happening," he said.
"You are as vulnerable to your pride as always," she said.
The King went to speak, but began to choke.
As he grabbed his throat, his sister continued. "I find myself remorseless for your death. You had so many chances, but you always thought you knew best - so much better than everyone, especially myself and your fool."
The King was slowly dying on the floor. His sister continued, the fool standing behind her.
"I can't let you destroy this kingdom. If it had just been you trying to keep John and me - your fool, you idiot - apart, that would have been one thing. But you are destroying our country. And John came up with this plan, and well, it doesn't matter to you, you're dying."
The King reached for her. She refused to come closer. "I love you, brother. Please don't make this harder."
The King closed his eyes and stilled.
She took a deep breath. "And now I'm Queen."
John stepped forward and took the King's ring and crown off. He handed them to her. "I love your beautiful hair, ring, and crown."
She slipped the ring on her hand. "The King is dead. Long live the Queen."