The enemy’s doomsday weapons were inbound, and there was nothing more that he could do to stop them. The knight had failed the kingdom. But he could still save the princess.
He scooped her up from her hospital bed and carried her to the palace’s hot spring. As the bombs fell, he plunged them both into the boiling water.
A blue-white flash seared the sky, and then everything went eerily calm. She kicked against him, and he brought them back to the surface, coughing.
“Where?” The princess spluttered, then stopped. She looked around in horror at her kingdom, frozen solid.

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