She began to wonder if he would ever return. As time passed, she grew lonely. She invited great men- of valor, of wisdom, of love- hoping that they would distract her until her prince returned. Slowly, she began to forget the words he had spoken.
And her forgetfulness was noticed.
Deceiver, destroyer, accursed of men. Guised as a white-robed mystic, he taught her of stars and wonders, planets aligned, fate revealed, wooing her away from the one who loved her.
And she trusted him.