The Red Knight

The Red Knight approached the royal stand. “I crave a lover’s keepsake for the tourney.”

A silken scarf fluttered down. Deftly catching it, the knight joined the melee.

Hooves thundered.
Lances broke.
Riders fell.
The Red Knight vanquished all.

The mighty conqueror trotted back to the royal stand, “I return victorious. Wilt thou ride away with me, my love?”

“Gladly!” cried Prince Charming, leaping from the stand as the Red Knight removed her helm.

My entry in the February 2020 75 Word Story Challenge at SFFChronicles
Theme: Memento
Genre: Romantic Fantasy