Time is low and the princess is taking a shortcut to the store to retrieve the potatoes she had forgotten.
The princess reaches the store when she faints suddenly from feeling overwhelmed, as for her senses had taken over from the gut feeling of being followed.
The princess was awoken and is startled to be on a ship surrounded by 7 Vikings! She was weak and shaken up. The princess had fainted in town and awoken on a ship surrounded by Vikings and that is imaginative under the characteristics of the medieval romance.