Once, in a tower far away, there was a princess and a female-knight.
The knight was appointed to serve the princess in any way she could, though she was forbidden to speak to her aside from saying "yes" and "no."
The princess often spoke to the knight that sat outside her tower. Her words slowly brought love into the knight's heart, though she knew she could never say it.
The princess was to be married soon, and when the prince she was to marry came to visit, the knight stood dutifully outside the princess' door, although her eyes secretly brimmed with tears.
Inside the room with the prince, the princess' face was stone cold.
As the princess slept when the prince had left, she had a nightmare and woke with a jolt.
"Knight, are you there?" she called.
The knight burst in after hearing her fearful calls and came to her side, closed lips quirked in worry. The princess grasped the front of her knights tunic and wept into her chest.
"I know the prince will do me no harm, but by the moon's light I think I love him not. By the moon's light I see I love you."
The knight feared for what may happen if she spoke, but whispered her plan quietly.
"Come with me," she said, "We can go far away from this wretched tower."
As day broke, they fled the tower together. Years later, the knight would forever be grateful that she spoke up.
Their cottage in the mountains was a quaint sight created only for them and they could do all the talking they wanted.