A soldier ran up to the Prince and bowed low.
"This man has commited a serious offence!" shouted the soldier and he pointed offensively at the man in chains.
The Prince sat on his throne with his legs crossed and his head resting on his hand. His golden crown shimmered as he looked down at the soldier. In his castle, everything was made of gold. Even the dungeons where sinners are thrown into are made of pure gold. It was a truly beautiful and rich castle. So beautiful on the outside yet so evil in the inside. The Prince's name was Hideki Daisya. But everyone refers him as Prince HD. As his name, Daisya, was difficult to pronounce.
"Well, what has this man done?" The seven year old prince questioned the soldier.
"He refused to contribute 50% of his everyday income to the castle when the King specifically told all the citizens to do so!" he said angrily.
"My lord please, have mercy," the man pleaded, 'My wife is sick and needs money to see the doctor, I really don't have enough money! Please pity me!"
"It's okay," the unexpected response awed everyone. "You have done nothing wrong, you can go home now."
"No it's not okay!" a harsh voice echoed.
Immediately, the soldier bowed low, "Greetings my King!"
The King walked arrogently before HD.
"Kill this man, for he has disobeyed my orders." he commanded.
"Y-yes, my lord!"
"But Father, this man has done nothing wrong!" the Prince was ignored.
The soldier then dragged the struggling and crying man away.
"No! Stop!" HD tried to chase the soldier. But the King seized his arm and gave him a hard slap.
"You are still too young to understand anything," the King told him harshly, "The only way to rule a country is to rule it with fear."
That was something HD could never understand. Crying, he ran away from the King and into his mother's-the Queen-room. As usual, the Queen was sitting there on the bed with a gentle smile on her face. She had already predicted what had happened without needing HD to tell her.
"Did Father hit you again?" she asked gently. HD nodded innocently as the Queen stroked his swollen red cheek to comfort him.
"Mother, why is Father always so cruel?" he asked, staring at the Queen with his big innocent red eyes. That was something the Queen did not know how to answer, she just smiled at the little Prince.
"My Queen!" a soldier knocked on the Queen's door.
The soldier opened the door and bowed, "My Queen, the King would like to have a word with you."
A worried expression instantly appeared on the Queen's face. Sighing, she stood up and left the worried Prince.
Screams and shouts of anger echoed in the castle. HD covered his ears tightly, he knew his parents were arguing and he didn't like that. All of a sudden, everything went quiet and peaceful. Instead of feeling relieved, he felt rather worried. Something was wrong for sure. Unable to take it any longer, HD ran to his parents' room. The door was ajar. He then peeped inside.
The first thing he saw was bright red colour which dyed the golden floor. HD then pushed open the door wide.
He was shocked by the scene before his eyes. He fell onto his knees, speechless. On the floor was the Queen's lifeless body. Her pale white skin was covered in red. And standing there was the King, holding onto the once golden sword, which was now stained with fresh blood. Tears overflowed in HD's eyes.
"What have you done?" he whispered in fear, his voice shaking uncontrollably.
The King dropped the sword, his eyes were opened wide in shock. Then, with his right hand over his face, he suddenly began laughing sinisterly.
"What have I done?!" He screamed with laughter, he pointed at the dead Queen,
"I killed the Queen! That's what I've done!"
Anger, sorrow, hatred and many other emotions overwhelmed the Prince. Screaming with anger, HD grasped the sword the King dropped and tried to stab the King. However, the King easily seized HD's tiny wrist and twisted it so hard that he dropped the sword in pain. HD was pushed hard onto the floor where he groaned in pain.
"Throw him into the dungeon!" the King ordered the soldiers who were outside, "He is no longer my son."
The soldiers were all shocked and disgusted with the King, but no one dared to say anything. They just obediently but hesitantly dragged the struggling Prince out of the King's room.
"I will kill you." HD swored to the King, hatred filled his blood red eyes, "I promise you."
The dungeon is a cold and dark place where all the people who had offended the King were thrown in. And the boy who was once royalty was now thrown into the dungeon with no loyalty.
That moonless night, it was darker and colder than usual. HD lied motionlessly on the floor in chains. He was hungry, thirsty, sweaty and cold.
"Don't you just hate this world?" A dark voice suddenly echoed out of nowhere. Without moving, HD searched for the mysterious speaker.
"You want revenge?" the voice spoke again.
"Who are you?" HD asked weakly.
"You want power? I can give you the power to have your revenge," then it said again, ignoring HD's question, "But, you have to give me something in exchange."
HD immediately sat up, "But..." he paused, "I don't have anything to give you..."
For a moment, there is dead silence.
"Your eyes..." the voice suddenly gasped, "It's beautiful..."
"Such innocent yet evil red eyes you have." it complimented HD.
"You can have them if you want. But I want my power in exchange," HD said firmly.
Sinister laughter echoed in the dungeon. "You are very desperate aren't you?" the voice mocked.
"Since you are so pitiful, I will just take one of your eyes, you can keep the other."
Instantly, HD's right eyes disappeared as blood splattered everywhere. HD screamed in agony as the voice laughed sinisterly, enjoying the cries of the Prince in pain.
"W-who are you?" HD once again asked, panting as he was worn out.
"I am..." the voice whispered, making a dramatic pause,
The next morning, the King was woken up by a paranoid soldier.
"My King..." he began, his voice shaking.
"WHAT?!" the King screamed angrily as he hated to be woken up in the middle of his sleep.
"Every soldier that was present in the dungeon yesterday night was killed my lord." the soldier said, terrified.
The King was shocked and furious, "WHO IS THE CULPRIT?!" he screamed.
"It's..." the soldier hesitated,
"It's Prince HD my lord. He escaped his dungeon that night and killed all those soldiers. It was witnessed by some of the prisoners..."
The King's anger was now taken over by fear. His eyes widened in horror, he couldn't believe his ears.
"I think he is really going to take revenge my lord..."