Rui grabbed Princess Elvina around the shoulder.
Elvina looked up and squealed. Rui tugged once, and when the Princess didn’t respond, simply picked her up and carried her through the threshold as if she were a husband carrying a bride. Elvina screeched the entire time.
When the cave-in had settled, Rui placed her friend and charge down on the flat, cool stone.
“I - I could have been killed!” shouted Elvina. She wiggled her head left and right, and her blonde braids flailed in the dark. “Unacceptable! That’s no way for a princess to die!”
Rui shrugged and checked over herself and the princess. Neither one of them was injur