Divergance Point: Date Unknown.
Hanover, Germany, 1899.
The early morning fog was clearing in the heat of the sun.
Katerin Kreiger pulled the hem of her long skirt up to her knees as prepared to leap across the stream.
Most of the kids her age would need a run up but 12 year old Katerin could manage it from a standing start.
On the other side, she scrambled up the smooth, weather worn rock to stand at the top at least fifteen or twenty feet above the mossy grass below.
Looking around to make sure there was no one anywhere near the place she saw only the open space by the stream and the dark greens of the forest surrounding her little glade.
Katerin's heart was beating hard in her chest as she began to unbutton her dress.
The boys ran through the trees towards the black castle where the big ogre lived. They were armed with their sword shaped branches and the stout hearts of heroes.
Pieter stopped as they got to a hollow and gathered the boys, his fellow knights, together.
As king elect, and eldest boy, he got to plan the attack.
“Knights of Hanover, we are close to the ogres lair,” he said. “We must cross the great river and climb the mount to get to the gates. But there may patrols of goblins and we cannot risk being discovered. I need a scout. Hans?”
Hans nodded ans scooted up over the banks of the hollow.
The boy's would wait patiently for his return.
Suddenly and a lot sooner than Pieter expected Hans was back looking very excited and perplexed at the same time. You lot have got to see this!” he exclaimed in the hoarse whisper.
“See what?” blond Gunther asked.
“Crazy Kat is stood on a rock by the stream unbuttoning her dress!”
Pieter didn't like Katerin. They were the same age but even so she always looked at him the same way his mother did, usually disapprovingly!
Pieter, Gunther, Hans, Willem, Karl and Heinrich raced through the trees towards the stream.
Hans led them carefully to the rocks from where he had spotted Katerin.
They whispered and Willem giggled as they vied for the best position to be able to see.
The girl already had dress folded down to her waist and was unbuttoning her blouse.
Silence descended upon the group of boys as blouse slid away to reveal her pale flesh.
Karl gave a slight gasp. Willem sniggered and gave Karl a nudge with his elbow.