Finale - Part Four photography and story by @lindablacker ❤️ The Queens rise, hands locked together. Snowflakes swirl around them, catching on the breeze and dancing in the wind.
Together they begin to summon magic from the earth. The magical energy is stronger than anything they have summoned before, for now they are united. As one, they cast a spell to summon the rage anger and greed from the land and rip it apart.
Far in the East, the King of Hearts has fallen. He bows before the King of Spades, who raises his sword to deal his final blow.
But… suddenly he stops. Something powerful has wrapped around his heart. A message from the Queens. He stumbles backwards as a vision flashes before his eyes.
The future. Loss, pain and suffering. More wars, death and destruction. Over and over again the battle for power rages. The King of Spades eyes snap open and he drops to the floor. Before him, the King of Heart’s face mirrors his own. They have both seen a devastating future of a world where peace never comes.
The soldiers around them drop to their knees, also blinded by the same vision. They open their eyes they look to each other, tears streaming down their faces as they kneel in the blood stained earth.
The King of Spades casts he sword aside, followed by the King of Hearts. The army of Spades and Hearts follow and lay down their weapons.
The King of Hearts reaches out a hand to the King of Spades, a gesture of peace that shocks the King of Spades. Tears well in his eyes as he realises what they have been fighting for was for greed and power and never for the good of the Kingdom or the people who they fought to rule. The King’s shake hands and the Battle of the Cards ends.
Back in the West the Queens smile.
Before them, they see a future of unity, peace and love. Eight rulers, ruling the Kingdom in harmony, for the well being of the land. There its much to do to mend all that has been broken, but the Queens would face it together, as one, as they have wanted, from the moment they first saw each other many years ago.