The breeze carried the smell of the baked goods wafting from the nearby bakery window quickly snatcehd by the wind created by a moogle named Rue, riding on a black chocobo headed for the gates leading out of the city of Clovie. The moogle rode on spirits as high as the sky she helf a hand over the gold nugget hidden in her pocket. The small weight reminded her of the people she had given a temporary goodbye to.
Earlier the previous night the dancer kneeled before the Good Queen Allurna. " What news do you have for me?" Allurna inqured smiling at the moogle. " Your highness I received an invitation to study at a dancing academy back at Burwell, and i was hoping to take time to attend it. I have no intention of leaving your services but i beleive that I need to go." Rue looked up at Allurna slightly nervous. The benevolent queen smiled and motioned her her to stand up, "Rue if you need to go then you can go study if you need to, Im not going to stop you." In another second Rue jumped up high yelling in celebration, "Whoo HOO!!... oh... hehe" She floated back down emberassed at her outburst and waved at Allurna then runs out giggling happily. " Yeah-ha! Im gonna- Ah!" "Aaaah!" Almost immdietly she ran into a tall body and fell over in a tangle of robes and flailing limbs. A familiar masculin voice freaking out."Oh my gosh! Whats going on ???" She wriggled her way out of the pile of robes and came face to face with the Prince of Clovie Bael. "Oh! Hi Bael!" She squirmed her way off his stomach and fell on the floor. He pulled himself together and looked around around until he found the source of a voice of a friend and found Rue, " Oh hi Rue" he smiled brightly. "Whats the rush?" He inqured curious as to why she slamed into him. " Oh i told your mom about an invitation i got to a dance acadamy!" she squealed doing a small dance. " Where?" he asked trying to remember the names of any dance school in Clovie. "A dance studio back in Burwell" she beamed thinking of home. "Your leaving Clovie?" He asked sadly. "Oh no! well yeah im leaving for a while but i'll be back i didnt quite my job here in the palace i just need to go." She quickly explained trying to shove it all out as fast as she can. "We're friends right?" he asked holding out his arm so Rue could lean on it and not have to constatntly hover in front of his face. "Of course we are!" She almost yelled leaning on his arm. "We'll always be friends". He smiled and patted her head walking to the garden holding up Rue floating close. "When are you gonna be back?" he asked looking at her."I dont know she replied unable to say anything else. "I want to give you something to remind you of me..." He said quietly reaching into his robes and pulled out a small golden nuggetl and placing it in her hands. "I-i-i i cant accept this is too much...." she stuttered staring at the small treasure in her hands." Please?..." He asked voice small and sad," I have another one" He said pulling out another nugget like hers. "O...ok" she agreed in a small voice putting the gift in a pocket." i promise i'll be back." She looked him in the eye and smiled letting go of his arm and gives him a hug. "I beleive you" He said softly returning her hug holding it for as long as it lasts and she pulls away waving. " I need to get ready.. you know" she explained. "Yeah yeah" he waved as she flew to her room leaving him at the entrence of the garden.
As her mind pulled back to reality she was well out of the capital city, a sparkle caught her eye and she looked up to see a crystal just laying on the side of the road and stopped her chocobo Rubencourt near it. He tried to walk around it but she pulled his reins and hopped off ignoring his warks and grabbed it taking a closer look. As she got a hold of it to properly look at it everyhting went black and her petite body fell onto the grass pompom and clothes gently blown by the breeze as Rubencourt tried to wake her up warking as loud as he can. When he could wake her up he sadly sat next to her body streatching a wing over her keeping watch waitng her her to wake up.
Rue slowly took a shakey breath and opened her eyes only to be greeted by pitch black darkness, she gaspsed trying to feel around but only feeling nothing. The blackness seemed to suffocate her and she tried to take deep even breaths but only pulled in cold stagnent air as she stood up. She felt fine for the most part but there was only black.