Author's notes: I'd like to warn readers ahead of time that this chapter becomes fairly violent. It's nothing too graphic (if you've ever read the Redwall series before, KE's fight scenes are similar in tone to the ones featured in those books), but I still wanted to drop a warning just in case some are sensitive about that sort of thing.
The figure was indeed Princess Sally, or at least someone bearing an uncanny resemblance to her, standing there and looking back at Antoine with big sapphire eyes and a sweet smile on her lovely face.
Antoine hung back, ears folded back against his head as he carefully watched Sally… or whoever it was. He never thought he would have ever been so disturbed to see her. His mind was screaming at him that this wasn't right at all. Sally was all the way back in Knothole. Even if she had set out to look for him, how would she have known to come to the Cave Of Shadows to find him? He struggled between getting out of there as fast as possible and