Sakura ascended to the Throne amid cheers. The Vizier stepped forward.
“Highness, she is an undeserving peasant!”
In the silence, Sakura heard the twang of a bowstring. Her sword sliced the arrow before it could impact the Vizier.
“Seems deserving to me,” said the Emperor.
“Objection withdrawn!” gasped the Vizier.
M. Chronister is a long-time writer of all lengths of science fiction and fantasy. While so far unpublished, she persists in creating stories that will please and entertain, and perseveres in submitting them.