In Narcissa Balenciaga, Promo by Narcissa Balenciaga

Arcadia used to be a lot like chess, despite everyone in the game doing more than him, the king was always considered the most important piece.

The queen moved across all of Arcadia to complete their shared goal yet the man who only did one thing at a time was protected while she had to stand on her own.

The pawns constantly pushed forward despite their chance of mobility while the king just sat and watched.

The knights fought for him.

The rooks gave him protection.

The bishops prayed for him.

Meanwhile, all he would do was protect himself.

He was so self-absorbed that he didn’t see everything crashing around him.

His pawns, the ones who just pushed forward and forward with their day jobs, eventually got blocked.

Men like Damien Wolfe tried to cover everything with paperwork like a bad game of roshambo.

The problem came when they stopped trying to cover the rocks of everyday life and ran into Scissors.

His knights, Arcadia’s so-called finest got distracted by overtaking Deathrow Wrestling.

His rooks, his stalwarts of society, Ares and Hephaestus, couldn’t protect him as they were too busy distracted by Aphrodite.

As for the bishops, the prayers stopped when he thought he didn’t need them. Who prays for a man who thinks he’s a god?

Last but certainly not least was his queen.

What were your requests Zeus?

Right, love, loyalty, and devotion.

I’m Hera, you son of a bitch, I know what marriage means and you know what, I did love you, I devoted all of myself to you, and I was nothing but loyal to you.

I was the perfect wife but you did the one thing a king shouldn’t, waste your move and wander.

You wandered around and touched whatever was close to you.

Loyalty is a two-way street and you always went the wrong direction.

I didn’t betray you Zeus, you simply made a poor move.

What happens when a king makes a wrong move?

The game is over.

Learn from his mistakes, Colt dear.

Do what you’re good at, standing in one spot and taking in all the action.

Zeus doesn’t want to admit it but he’d have lost power a long time ago if it wasn’t for me.

Before I made art that revealed his true self, I was the one to make the propaganda pieces that made people believe in him.

I went to every district and made people want to work for him.

I helped form his pantheon.

I didn’t just stitch his clothes, I stitched his life together.

The queen does everything in chess, why do you think everything went to shit the moment he cast me out?

Without a queen, a king’s reign is limited.

Don’t let that happen to you.

Let me do for you what I did for him and you can enjoy the new rewards the uprising can provide.

All you need to do is stay still and don’t move unless I tell you to.

Otherwise, you’ll learn what he did.

A king and a pawn go in the same box when the game is over.