After being tricked by a hero (in a rather un-heroic way), Lord Arkus is on the run. He's a villain, the worst of the worst, and so of course he intends to get revenge. To do so, he captures a dark spirit...
Except he made a mistake. The spirit turns out to be a sparkling named Tulip, a good and kind creature that helps out great heroes. Now, everything Arkus does is construed as a good deed. Kings and maidens are showering him with love and admiration... how's a villain supposed to stay evil like this?
It was quite witty, a very funny twist to the cliche old hero-and-villain fairy tales, and also surprisingly touching. Although it was short, it packed a pretty big punch.
A sweet little story.
I liked Arkus quite a bit - how much trouble he went to to look like a bad guy when really, he was kind of nice. Tulip was alright - a little weird, but cool too. I really liked the "heroic" prince, and how un-heroic he turned out to be; in fact, he was the real villain of the story!
I wasn't a huge fan of the writing style, particularly the double punctuation (??, ?!, !!), since I usually prefer more formal writing. Not to say it was badly written - it wasn't - it just wasn't to my personal taste.
End Result: three stars.