The child stared at the alien. Never before had she seen something so beautiful, yet so ugly.
"We must hurry. You are in danger."
The child did not know what danger was. Only that this alien was the head of her Father's palace security, and well trusted by him.
"That mob out there killed your father. They mean to kill every member of the royal family before the day is through!"
Terror started to creep into the little girl's eyes. While she did not know what death was, she did know that it meant she would never see her father again. She loved her father very much and feared for him.
The alien gestured for her to follow, and headed towards the door. The child followed. He led her into a library, then pulled a book off the far wall. The bookshelf swung forward to reveal a secret passage.
After quite a while, they emerged in some woods. The alien led her to the nearest road, where an unmarked van was waiting for them. They both climbed in. The driver, another alien, took off.
"The king survived, and has put down the riots," the driver reported.
"Only a small wrinkle in our plans," said the first alien, "The Crown Princess will fetch us a fortune in ransom. Our war against the king will be well funded. Soon it will be our kind, not the humans, that will rule this world."