As the equestrian team passed, a striking black stallion in the line suddenly flared his nostrils and snorted. He skidded to a standstill and stood surveying the crowd until his eyes rested on his beloved owner Princess Simone. Cruise let out a sharp whinny, and Princess Simone cringed and backed away quickly. She knew her game was soon to end and her royalty would be announced. She had no idea how most of the crowd would react to her, and her eclectic band, as if reading her mind, carefully surrounded her and started making their way off toward the deep foilage that lay some distance beyond their immediate reach. But Cruise was riveted to the spot and he followed their progress with his intelligent eyes, then he squealed a high piercing squeal, rearing up and dumping off his rider unceremoniously into the dirt. Then he took off at a gallop, charging after his beloved mistress.
The group was no match for this black stallion so they stood helplessly watching those pounding hooves draw ever closer. When Cruise drew abreast of the group he executed a magnificent sliding stop and stopped just inches away from his beloved princess. Princess Simone reached out and lovingly stroked her mount's velvet nose and blew into his heaving nostrils. He nickered and walked closer, bumping her in the chest and sighed deeply. He had found her at last!
Simone looked sadly at her new group of friends, but seeing the Master of the Guard quickly approaching, she reluctantly started to put her foot into the stirrup. Before she could mount, she heard an indignant meow. Startled, she noticed the saddle bag at Curise's heaving sides was quivering. She opened up the bag and pulled out her feline, her beloved kitten who had no name as of yet. No Name was thrilled to see her lady and she snuggled down into Princess Simone's neck and her purrs rumbled throughout the land.
Some of the malcontents in the crowd who had become upset at the interference to the days festivities fell silent at the sight of the girl, the kitten and horse nestled together. How could they pass judgement on such a wonderous scene and start a riot?
Captain KitKlash the Master of the Guard finally pushed through the crest of the crowd that had gathered. His face was red from exertion and he knew that he had to get the princess and her menagerie back to the castle before something unpleasant happened.