(2/2) (chappie 2)
Then a knock on the door was heard he knows who it was so he just called
“Come in hepa”
“Yes! My lord, I bring the lunch you order, as quick as I can, I know she haven’t eat anything since morning so maybe she is hungry by now”
“Good, thinking hepa”
“Thank you for your compliment my king”
After talking to the servant he went back near the bed and stared Ai-ka for too long, with a slight dash of lust and love in his eyes, he could stay staring at the one who has all his erotic fantasy and Oh RA,
He knows it was impolite to stare at someone. After years of studying in politics and etiquette, this much he knew. But he just could not help but gawk at the slave, and wondering why no one in his harem had ever looked this good. But then
The servant interrupt their ‘staring contest’ when she puts the food on the tray table on the bed
Ai-ka sighed in relief. There was something... something in the way the king had looked at her. It made her body tingle and her heart beat faster. If she had a mirror, there was no doubt that she would see herself blushing. But she could think of no explanation for why she was reacting this way. It wasn't the first time he had seen such a tense staring expression from the king.
‘But he had never looked this... unreadable before’
Then, the smell of food snapped all her sense and she looked towards the door, where servants were bustling in with trays of steaming food and sweet wine, and she gaped. She had never seen this much food at one go before! Who was going to eat all that?
Just as she was gaping at the servants setting up a make-shift table and laying out the food, near her,
“Eat, little one, take your lunch with me” he said as he sit across Ai-ka,
Ai-ka was definitely hunger, because before she was taken into the palace she haven’t eaten any since three days, and it makes four days without food
“Really can I really eat this food, you won’t be mad at me?’
“I won’t be mad, of course little one, you can eat as much as you want and if this isn’t enough we will just tell the servants for more food …”
“Nothing, it just reminds me of someone so important to me”
“No… silly you” she makes a bit of giggle, that makes Alim smile a bit more, he thought of Aneb words and it was indeed the woman was more beautiful when she smile and he stares her again
It was just normal lunch fare that consisted of a few loaves of bread and bowls of fruit, bottles of wine but Ai-ka acted like it was a feast.
Although she did not grab the food or gobble, it was easily apparent that she was enjoying the food and drink from the small sounds of satisfaction she was making. Or the wide eyed look she had when she first laid eyes on the table. Or the way she kept glancing her way to make sure it was okay to eat that much.
It was utterly cute and awfully endearing, as the pharaoh thought as he tore off pieces of the bread and dipped them in honey, couldn't help but notice that the honey was particularly sweet today. However, he knew it wasn't because of any extra effort put in by his servants but
The image of Ai-ka eating daintily and licking the excess honey off her slender fingers was what made everything taste especially tasty.
He licked his lips. As his erotic dream he had just last night, came onto his mind
A skimpily dressed Ai-ka had visited his dreams, he was invited –no, begged- him to unclothe her. He closed his eyes to remember everything
But he no longer remember the details, he was sure that had been one of the most erotic experiences ever had.
He forced his mind to recall just some of the juicier moments, but all he could remember was a little sweet honey, a moaning Ai-ka, and a lot of fondling. Pretty much like now,
Staring and wondering if she knew what she was doing by just by moaning at the taste of honey, or by closing her beautiful eyes and making those satisfied little sounds, or opening her blue jewel to mere slits as she licked his fingers clean. Is torturing him
Maybe she did. Maybe she was seducing him. It did seem plausible after a while, since she had not stopped her actions for even a moment. And no one had ever rejected the pharaoh's warm bed and embrace. In fact, he had a whole harem falling at his feet, begging for that opportunity.
So maybe she was doing the same? Maybe she wanted him as much as he wanted her? And maybe she was just waiting for him to take the first step.
His lust nearly overflowed at that thought, and it took all his self-control to rein in those treacherous emotions.
But she was making it so, so hard to keep his hands to himself!
‘Foolish, she was afraid of your touch yesterday, how could you think she was ‘seducing you’ stupid me’ the pharaoh force himself to forget all he thought
They made their lunch, ‘safe’ without him, jumping or raping the innocent girl, (Anne: wahahahaha…maniac), after eating the servant took all the dishes and some leftovers, the servant was about to leave when the pharaoh followed her near the door
“Yes, my lord,”
“You have a new assignment. You are to prepare my new slave for her new job” he said
“Her?” she point to the bed were the girl was sitting
“okay, what job will she be my lord, in the kitchen or—ah” she gasped in shock as he saw the lust on her kings eyes “we—well, yes my king I shall make sure she will be always in groom”
“Ok I will trust your words hepa”
“Yes, my king I’ll be back a few minutes, and I shall clean her bath and wear her nice clothes, what scent do prefer I use to her my lord”
“Use my scent oil, I prefer those, and please inform everyone about this sudden decision of mine”
“Yes my lord”
She walk briskly as if she was hunted by a wolf or something, she kept thinking about the girl, and the king it was her first time, to see the king to be attracted with women, and he even refuse using the harem because he hates the words ‘sex slave’ but why now, is he really that attracted to the girl
But back to the chamber where the pharaoh sits next to Ai-ka, he could still feel the young one still tremble
"Little One?" Ai-ka’s head shot up and her eyes
"You need not fear me, little One." The king said
"Y-You had my town raided and killed..." she managed to get out a reason of her fear.
Her voice is also beautiful. Is there not any flaw on this girl?
"Yes, I am aware. I am not going to apologize for something I am not sorry for”
‘He was not?’ she thought Okay, “well umm." she said, trying to come up with something to ask. ‘I mean what kind of things do you talk about with a king? She thought again to herself which made Alim suddenly laugh. And she looked at the king confused, "What's so funny?"
"Well, you just said, 'what kind of things do you talk about with a king?' and I thought that was very funny. But, to answer your question, you can talk to me just like you would any other person, in fact I would prefer it if you did." He explains
"Wait a minute, you can read my thoughts." said, clearly alarmed.
“Well, I should tell you the reason, but I think it’s not the time yet”
She wants to know or insist but she didn't have the nerve to ask just yet. Lowering her eyes that making Alim miss them instantly, she ask
"You have a job for me?" Alim smirked.
"That I do. I want you to be my partner." she looked up.
"Partner?" she asked.
"Yes, you will be my partner for my bed." Ai-ka jaw fell and she blushed crimson.
"What?" she blurted. But Alim just smirked again and prowled over to her, touching her side smoothly as he could sense shivered uncontrollably of the girl at the contact. She pushed against Alim's hold, not making any progress.
"Yes. You will be my pleasure slave." Alim said in a calm, final tone.
Ai-ka's eyes filled with hopeless tears, "Why me?" she whispered, her soft voice betraying her inner turmoil.
"Do I need a reason?" the king asked. And Alim started to hold Ai-ka’s face, he trace the frame of the face, the girl he wants, He touch the soft lips and he begun unconsciously licking his bottom lips, as he leaned closer and closer, until he had manage to kiss those soft lips again, a warm happy feeling he felt but it was just short, when Ai-ka pushed him and slap him and ran
This time, this took all his patience and takes Ai-ka’s hands painful as he press the girl into the wall
“You got some nerve, slave” he was mad, she was the first one who slap the king
“It’s not because you’re the king you can have everything you want”
“You will be mine, you’re my slave and you must do your job properly”
“Just—kill me; it’s not that I will live long”
Shock by this, the king gasped, yesterday this girl beg for his mercy not to kill but now she was willing to die just to escape from his warmth, by this thought the king tossed the girl into the bed, and quick he pinned the girl, hold both hands up, and his weight in her thighs, as he leaned down force to kiss the girl deep, and even he force his tongue down, he kiss the girl so long as when he gasped for air
“What” he was about to insist the meaning of the word when the knock was heard and entered the servant, but when the servant saw the misunderstood awkward position, she kneel head on the ground for apologies
“I am indeed sorry, my lord I didn’t know you were doing something, I just came back as I promise to take her a bath”
“It ok, hepa… I was about to leave I had a meeting with the council, take a good care with her” he stand and about to leave but his eyes was full of anger, and the servant could see the fire that Alim's eyes reflected, but it wasn’t toward her, but toward the girl were the king affection settled,
After a minute when she was sure the king was gone, she went near the girl
“Are alright, my lady”
“Yes, I am fine, thank you”
“Come and clean yourself”
They went on a big tub of water, there the servant took all the clothes she wear and began to scrub her back,
“You know, disobeying our king is not an option, right?"
“I had a uh, feeling...Why bring this up”
"Our King looked fairly annoyed with you when he left your side. You upset him. You must not have done something he had asked of you."
Hepa said in a neutral tone. The girl just lowered his eyes.
"There's something about you that our king likes, know, my young lady, I could tell you some secret about him”
“Yes, my dear, you’re the first woman he been attracted to, you’re the only that can make him smile like that, and you’re the only who can make him angry like earlier,”
“bu-but, I am scared of his touch”
“Why? My dear? Something in your past? Well I won’t interrogate for this but, the king may been heartless as the rumors say but he never disrespect woman, even I or even in his harem, he never disrespect any of them, here listen I tell you a story, when the king was still a prince, at age of eight, his mother die of sickness, until that day he begun to change and that change was misunderstood by others, they never saw that he was just lonely, and he’s more lonely when his father died at the age of thirteen, and was force to handle big responsibility at a young age but deep in his heart he was the kindness person I ever seen”
“You know a lot of him?”
“I was his personal servant since he was still young, I know him well than even the great royal wife, his mother did”
Hearing this she felt pity on the king, as if her anger disappears
He could imagine the kings loneliness as hers, the servant smile at the silence Ai-ka did, as she continued to clean body, and even silently gasped as she saw the mark, and she knew it was definitely they same as the king have but for a slight difference on the color of the mark, but she prefer not to open the case, for it wasn’t her business
After a few clean, they returned to the bed room where she gives the young lady a clothes, at first the girl said no, but by the constant saying ‘she should were this’ she accepted it
They talk about many and even she openly talks about her mother, and when it’s time for her to go, Ai-ka decide to stay in the balcony as she can see everything in her sight
The pharaoh knocks the door but came in when he heard nothing ‘stupid Slave!’ Alim was more irritated towards Ai-ka because he had to cancel his meetings for the day. He had learned not to discuss politics when he was mad, it didn't end pretty. So he spent his whole day walking the castle halls and checking in on people and things. He had hoped to ease his anger through doing this, but he kept thinking about what awaited him when he was done.
“Ai-ka, little one” he called but no one answered
"I'll only call you once more. Slave, come out, now. You disobeyed me, Slave."
Ai-ka now heard him out the balcony rush inside and kneels down head on the floor, for she wasn’t that used to the anger in Alim's eyes.
"I-I'm s-sorry..." she whispered, lowering his gaze
"I refuse to be disobeyed. I will not allow it to happen again." he said, his voice harsh. He tilted Ai-ka's face up by her chin
“You sure to flatter yourself, enough… I the great king of kemet, think of a lowly creature like you?”
Those words was too harsh, for Ai-ka
“Did you ever think I fall in love with you a lowly slave, never!! I just want to play with my new toy”
Trembling as she was hurt by the words that slap into her heart, wait her heart, why do she felt like that, why do she felt her heart was aching surely she wasn’t falling in love with the king, was she?
As he saw the girl poorly tremble in fear of what he had done, he suddenly cursed his self ‘curse you, now you have made her more afraid of you’ so he gently touch the girl but this time like the day he first touch the girl, tremble and shake violently, so he can’t afford to look at the girl he decide to leave
As she felt the king leave, she release her cries, as she remember the servant said ‘well, I am too lowly for his respect either’ as memories of her old master swept back to her
“Lay down” her master shouted
“Lay down! You slave”
She did, her heart thumping painfully against her battered chest
“Where have you been?”
“Slave, you should attend to your job”
“You, should know I am a merciful master, you know that right” slap
“You should be thanking me, have you ever forgotten what favor I give to you?”
“If it weren’t me then you have been in the palace, and the pharaoh would toy you, endlessly enjoying the your scream and cries as a clumsy slave like you would be tortured till death”
“Yes, I am grateful master, to have you as my master”
“Now let me see how grateful you are?
As he leaned closer, she could almost retched smelling the pungent wine on his breath. And gulped as her master produce a glinting knife, that been pressing it menacingly against her neck.
Immobilized as a large hand roam up his thighs , she screamed as she was afraid of what’s going to happen she can manage the taunts, the whipping or hunger nor thirst but this,
As the man touch the part that shouldn’t be touched, she fought kicking out, crawling out but the bandit with a loud growled hit her head as she bleeds, and seemed to blind her, blackness hovering at her edge of her eyes and almost she couldn’t hear the yelling outside,
The sound of clash swords, neighing of horses, and she could even breathe the smoke, and almost on the edge of his sense she hears
“Sire, one survivor, a slave by the look of her”
And then her sense were out and darkness claimed her,
*end of flashback*
“Am I cursed?”
Night was soon here and Ai-ka hadn't budged from his spot under the window. Standing slowly, she stretched her stiff muscles and opened the window, stepping out onto the balcony. Stepping closer, she looked down. The room was way above the ground. Getting dizzy slightly from looking down for too long, he looked back inside the room.
She had heard something, but saw nothing when she looked for the noise. Looking back over the balcony, she let out a breath. She climbed towards the edge of it and with her hands pressed against the smooth railing for supports
Tears traveling down her face, she looked down again, imagining her form falling to the death she'd rather have than the life she was forced into. Trembling violently, she looked up into the star filled sky and thought about her family. Closing her tearful eyes, she leaned her body further from the railing, preparing to end her traumatic life.
Letting go of the railing, she fell for a second before strong hands grabbed her and pulled her back over the railing. Holding her against a warm, strong body she hadn’t felt before. Ignoring the discomfort it caused her this one time,
"It's alright, little one." Words and actions appeared to be calming her as she remembers her mother
“okaa-san” she cries as she hug the warm body so tightly, as the scent of the body filled her nose an intoxicating scent of cinnamon and rose petals, calm her scared body, and amaze by how perfectly she was fit on this body’s arms, hugs shift even more and rose up even more to hugs this warm body for more, contented smile was spread as she holds the body tightly
Alim let out a breath, trying to calm his racing heart. Had he not been watching his beautiful slave with curiosity, he wouldn't have been able to stop her from killing herself.
‘What on Ra’s name provoked her to attempt something so horrific? Do I really hurt her this much?’ Looking down at the weeping girl, he had kept thinking about the guilt he felt
As the girl open her eyes and look up on the owner of the body, that make her felt comfortable, but when she does, when she was who, she felt a little tense and push back a little ‘He had stopped me from killing myself’ her mind wander once more and let out a small sob, wishing he hadn't saved her. She Want to die. Why did he save her? Was she really worth it? Maybe if he had known, he would have let her do it willingly.
Her tears still falling and absently rubbed her face against Alim's silk shirt. "It's alright," the man whispered.
“Come, inside” Guiding her back inside, he sat down on the bed, holding her in his lap. He felt her tense up. "Relax, little One. I don't want anything but to ease your pain right now." He whispered gently in her ear. The girl continued crying, but he could feel her body relax. Even if it was only very slightly, she had still relaxed
Running his hand through her hair absently, and felt happy when the girl calm under the action. , but it even felt him more happier when the girl hugs him as she closed her eyes “okaa-san, mother”
She hated it when she been touch, she hated it so much, yet there was something about the way he was holding her. It frightened her at being held so close and tight; yet, she either had no strength, or was unwilling to move away from him
She felt her dizziness and the darkness claimed her
Sensing the girl was asleep, he put the girl into the bed, and make sure she was comfortable enough
He walked toward the small table near the balcony as he pours a wine into his goblet when he hears something
“Who’s there” he said a little firm but not too loud, and he took his dagger as a self defense and prepares his magic for more cautions
“My my, pharaoh, you seem to be startled it’s only me, the king of thief at your service”
“What are you doing here?”
“Oh… my ‘shortness’ (Anne: instead of your highness he mocks the pharaoh by his height) you seemed to be so stressful lately you seemed you’re not happy to see me” he spoke with a mocking hurt
“It is always, what do you want?”
“well” he pause and summoned a bit of fire on his palm, “I see you found the one,” he play the fire until it disappeared “the person that will cause your death” and he laughs maniacally as he disappeared into a thin air..
The words left on the kings ears as he drank and sip the wine as he look on the sleeping figure
Anne: wow… this chapie was long, 20 pages?
ATA and Aneb: how sweet... We are excited to read the lemon part, where the king is going to be laid…
Alim: again there’s the LAID WORD THING, could you both snapped it out
ANNE: where’s Ai-ka?
Alim: Asleep, if you want the closing to be said, well I know who will do the job (pushes Aneb)
Anne: ok Aneb, do your thing make it sound interesting so our readers will defiantly want the third chapter
Aneb: ok, I do everything (clear throat, stand strait, with some magic effect he reads the script) next time on the next chapie “the heated kiss” (alim blushes) did ammunit means by saying “you are” that she knows the secret of the birthmarks or it is just because the gossips? Will Ai-ka be forever sex slave to the king, did the two really fall in love with each, and will she able to see her mom again? Will she able to see the kindness of the king that everyone told her? Did her previous master was truly gone? And who was this thief king, is he an alley or an enemy, we will see on the next chapter of “phoenix’s soul”
All: bye, byes see you soon on the next chapter
Alim: I would like to know when the next chapter will be
Anne: why (grins)
Alim: ahm…. Nothing I just love doing our job
Anne: love doing your job? (Raise an eyebrow)Pervert!!
Alim: NO I am not
ANNE: yes you are
Alim: ok, wait what’s the meaning of the words Ai-ka said could you translate for the readers?
Anne: yes I can, here’s the words for you can understand Ai-ka is a half Japanese and half Egyptian so sometimes she uses words in Japanese language
Okasa: mother or mom
Tasukete: help me
Kirai: I hate you
And other part you may haven’t figure out
In ancient Egypt people used to think the person with white or light on young age was cursed or a witch that’s why Ai-ka was called by her town a witch
And also on those times pharaohs was called the reincarnation of Huros so they were in title Horus, that’s why Ai-ka said HUROS ALIM to answer the question
And in ancient times people used to see their king as a god, and all people was the kings property, he can do want he want to his people,
Ancient times Egypt was called Kemet
Healer on the village was praise like goddess in their town; they are the doctors and the pharmacist on those times
To be continued on the next chapter: “the heated kiss”