Once it was official that the king was dead, everyone looked at him with expectation. He was the obvious choice. However, he sat in his room brooding. In front of him was a chess-board with a game he had started with the king. It was yet to end.
“So what do you think?” The Prime Minister asked.
“I think I should play the pawn now.”
“I am not talking about the game. I am talking about the throne.”
“So am I. What do you think of the prince?”
“He is too young. He will fail.”
“I know. That’s the plan.”
The king rules over the kingdom. The kingmaker on the king!