He’d been out that day. The Spades King told his guards to watch out in case something happened, alerting them that he’d be home later in the afternoon. He was going to visit his grandmother, as he’d promised he would a while ago. Alfred wasn’t one for such kind promises, but he couldn’t deny his elderly grandmother a visit. Even he couldn’t do that. Little did he know that he’d be running late, and the King wouldn’t be back until the evening.
The guards saw the puff of smoke in the middle of the afternoon. One of them went to check it out, raising an eyebrow at what he saw.