Queen Pirouette was born and raised in the countryside. Most of her childhood was spent under the care of her grandmother, who was the old king’s younger sister. As the years progressed, this relative and that relative would pass away, leaving young Pirouette alone and blue. On the other hand, each death moved her one step closer to the throne. When she turned fifteen years of age, a summons came from the palace.
“Time to say goodbye to your woodsy haven, Princess Pirouette. I am summoning you to the palace for an important announcement. It will be in your best interest to be present, front and center when I make my announcement.” Princess Pirouette (the elder) crumpled up the letter from the old king and tossed it onto the floor.
“Grandmama!” She shouted. “I’ve been summoned to the palace!”