The Princess and the Barbarian
This is a story that I have tried to write three times now, and each time it ended before it could be finished. It's a story that I would love to write for again.
Princess Elena is on her way back to the palace when they get ambushed by barbarians/ outlaws. There is a fight, which ends with the barbarians taking her with them to their camp.
At first, she is afraid, not knowing what to expect, unsure of her fate. She knows she is quite valuable. But what truly happens is something she could never expect.
Having been raised inside the palace walls, far away from the real world, she has no idea what the real world is like. But once with the barbarians, all of this changes. Zant, their leader, shows her the real world, and opens her eyes to the suffering of her people. And to the truth...
But Zant shows her more than just that. He shows her love, and passion.