(2/2) (chappie 3)
“Come, talk to me, tell me what happen, and let’s take a nice air in the gardens”
They seated near the small swamp when they both arrive in the garden and started to talk
“Well what really happens there?”
“Well we were talking about you, I asked her why she hates you, and she said you were too arrogant, you spoke ill to her”
“that’s the reason why she hates me, will I guess I admit, I hurt her many times and now, I know I hurt her again, I just want to win her trust, but Hepa told me to win her trust is doing something she never thought I would do, but I can’t think of thing she never knew that I can, is it doing some magic or something more?”
“Apologize to her”
“Yes, alim, the thing she would never think you would do was to say sorry to her, because you were the king, she will highly doubted that you will express regret because she was just a slave”
“Apologize to her; say sorry to her… express regret do you think…she’ll accept it?”
“Well come to think of it she might if you do it correctly and something special, and if you need someone to help about ‘girl problem’ it was I the king of love and romance”
“Yeah, the king of broken hearted, you got 15 busted on this month last month was 13, and you think you can help, come on” the king said while chuckling the words,
“wow, that hurts” Ata said mocking hurt but then he become serious “ do the things correctly alim cause I think she likes you”
“Really!!!” the king burst out of happiness when he hears it “tell me why?”
“Hmmmm… Before that, I would like to know if you told her you hate her”
“Yes, I mean I said something like that, why?”
“Well when I said you act like a girl and sometimes what you said is opposite of what you feel, then, I saw her thinking something then she blushed, and I was about to ask her, when you knock on the door and she go panic and I think she want to get off the topic so she try to open the door but she was too clumsy that she trip onto me and that’s when you enter and misunderstood us”
“Oh, I think I was stupid, I give in to my feelings that easily, argh…. I kept doing things harder than to make things easier”
“It’s alright my king just try to make things better again, well lets go now and we have to rest as we still have morning rituals tomorrow”
They went inside and the king tried to check Ai-ka there he saw Ai-ka was definitely hurt because he heard her crying, he felt so much guilt in his heart, how could he hurt the girl he love not just ones but many times and went to his room and try to sleep on the heavy heart he felt
It was after his morning rituals he went to do his weekly sparing to his master,
“You’re not on yourself my king” his master said as he throws some fire balls to the king as the young teen block the balls with his shadow form shield
“I am fine, Thoth, I am fine” this time it his turn he quickly control the shade part of the place to form into some sharp objects and fire towards his master as his master reverse the attack toward him but he dodge and attack his master with his blade as his master block it with his staff,
“I am aware my king, the you have something in your mind that kept your concentration low” the magician release some fire and alim try to reverse his attack but when he does the magician fire some form shadow balls and hit the king, he runs towards and place his staff on the king’s neck
“well this is the proof the you have a low concentration, this is not good my king, what if enemies came and you have a low concentration, come lets talked about your problem” the magician said as he help the king stand and they walked together toward the resting table where the healer was waiting for in case of emergency
“Well, maybe I have a bit of problem but don’t mind with it thoth” he said as he seats. The so called magician, with brown long hair that was covered with a white cloak, look into him, staring him with its violet eyes
“I don’t think it’s a small problem if it kept bugging you”
“It is about the girl you bring sire?” the woman beside the magician ask,
“Yes, Ania,” sighed “well I want to gain her trust as you said to me but it came more harder and harder everyday when I—“
“Fall in love, my king?”
“Wait, who’s this girl you were talking about? The magician asked
“Well my beloved husband, it is the girl the king found on one of his raids, and know what” she explain and she whisper something secret
”what? So it means, did you see this on the future?”
“What future Ania?”
“Nothing my king, soon you will find, but now you have to think about your problems ‘love problems’”
“she said she hates me because I am too arrogant and selfish, and I speak poorly to her, well I admit yes, but I was mad at that times, I always give in to my emotions, “he sighed “Hepa, said I should do something she won’t think I can do, and Ata said the thing that she won’t expect me to do was to apologies’,”
“They were right my king, to gain her trust was to let her see that you meant nothing about those words and you’re willing to take back those words” the healer said
“and to earn her love you must take a slow step, first earn her trust, when trust was build friendship will comes, friendship sometimes called the key to open a relationship beyond, you can slowly show her you want her more, and if you do, the right way you can have her” said the magician
“love is something you can’t buy or have, ask, nor force it easily, even a king like you need to earn it, A love that was carefully earned was a kind of relation that wasn’t easily to break up, but remind this always my king, trust builds any relationship, and this trust is hard to gain but easily to break and once you break its hard to gain again and sometimes you can’t never gain it either again,” the healer added
“So I need to earn her trust to earn her love, slowly, step by step, and never break the trust I gain and the key to gain her trust was to say sorry and take back the ill words I’ve said to her but how? I mean, I can’t just say to her ‘hey I am sorry’ or something like that”
“Well that thing is you to think my king, think about something to make her believe on your word”
“Okay, I’ll think, but we should go now our meetings will start soon”
“Yes my king” said unison
The court meeting was the same as always, people trying to convince on try to get more days to achieve their taxes, other wanting a permission on their products, other about the sentences to give, and other was political aspect, etc. those time his head spin as he think what should he do to make Ai-ka believe on her words, but even he was the wises king nothing came up on him so he need his two high ranks council his advisor and his uncle
“May I have a word, on you both vizier Uab and high council Atef”
“Yes my king” said in unison
“I’ll ask you what you will do if you want to make an apology, and you want that person to believe in you”
“Is this all about the girl you found on your raid; sire? Is this the rumor girl that you fond?” said by his old vizier,
“Yes, the girl not just fond but loved”
“but sire, she’s just a slave, and what I heard you make her your sex slave, why would you love her, she’s not worthy and beside why would you make amends to her, when she was just lowly dirty whore” his uncle said with a bit of venom tone
“DON’T CALL HER WHORE, SHE’S NOT, AND SHE WONT BE, she’s worthy enough with my love because she not lowly nor dirty as you said uncle, she’ll be my wife, my great royal wife, your future great queen” he said in incensed tone
“I am, sorry my lord, I was just concern about what will your people think about if the rumors say the great king of kemet marries a sex slave”
“I don’t care, I want her, and no else”
“well my king, I would like to remind you, you can’t be too sure about your future, you have to find the person with a phoenix’s birthmark, before that person become eighteen, and I as I remember it will be a few months by now she’s going to eighteen and if you won’t still find the one, you won’t leave much longer if it what it really mean about ‘need to find or you have no choice as the book say” the vizier interrupt the heated conversation between the two members of royal family
“well about that” he paused, he was so sure about that Ai-ka was the one but he want something to prove it so he decide to lie “I was still looking for that person ,I give a command to the soldier to kept finding the one, and I have assigned Ata for this”
“Oh, the worthless slave boy” his uncle said in hiss
“DON’T SPEAK, ILL TO HIM WHEN YOU’RE IN FRONT ME, I WON’T TOLERATE DISRESPECT FOR THE PRINCE” He pounce the arms of his throne
“Ok my lord; I was just concern of you. And he meant nothing for his word. But anyway you ask me how to make an apology” the vizier tried to disperse the king’s anger so he whispered something to king and the king was amazed on the idea
“You mean, I have to do that, so she would believe the things I would say?”
“Yes, my lord, to gain the trust and believe you must let her show you are indeed true with your words by letting her see that on your strongest manner you are willing to bowed down to her to make an apology, even you’re the king of kemet”
“Thanks, vizier Uab, I have to prepare my apology, please go to my room after an hour I want you both two to be the witness of my apology”
“Yes, sire” said in union”
The king left to prepare on how to work on the idea his advisor give, on how he will make it special for Ai-ka, on how he will work on his ‘sorry’ he think of more until he remember the girl wants magic, ‘what if I put some magic with it’ he thought ‘ok that’s it, well I need some assistant to make this idea work, I need to find Aneb and Ata’
The king found the two and explained everything the two likes the idea, and decides to help, he were making the preparation complete while the two look for the king’s trusted persons to be on his chamber in an hour
Meanwhile on the king’s chamber Ai-ka was trying to finish his weave clothe like mantle, she was certain make it done before the day ends so she can give it to the person he wants it to give
“I am not sure he’s going to like this, but I hope, and I hope he was not mad at me now, I mean it was an accident, and when I shouted him it was just I was furious, nothing more, Argh… why do I worry much if he’s mad at me, yes he is the king but why do I have this—feeling I can’t understand, does it means I’m falling for him? No-no-no, even if you are, the king will never love you back, you’re just a lowly toy for him Ai-ka” she said with a bit of sadness and hurt, it was almost a week that king talk to her, and with that accident yesterday she wasn’t sure if the king will talk to her ever again, she think of an apology to the king but she was scared if she can work it right, and she decide if the king wants her job to be done, she would and do everything she can to make the king satisfied, to make the king happy, ‘to feel his warm again, his scent, wwait… ai-ka stop thinking liking, which of you understand that you are innocent, so stop thinking you pervert mind of mine’ she was caught of her thoughts on how to make the pharaoh happy, on how to make her job done well then there were knocks on the door
“Yes come in”
The door open and they were two men came first after that next was one woman and one weird wearing man, and a soldier and lastly she saw Hepa, she was confused why lots of people gathered on the kings room, she was worried that maybe the king was in danger or something, she asked the familiar person
“Hepa, why do all of you came, I mean why do all of you gathered here?”
“Well my lady, the king order us to be here”
“For what reason?”
“For some important thing, my dear” the other woman answered
But Ai-ka just stare the woman and the people inside the room, she was not really comfortable with lots of people special she haven’t meet or know them and when the people around her felt it that way, they decided to introduce their self to the girl
“I am Ania, the royal healer of the palace; I am the one who mend your injuries and wounds”
“I am grateful of what you done royal lady Ania”
“Just call me Ania”
“I am Thoth the royal teacher of the palace, husband of Ania, I am the teacher of our king, and I know you have met my son Aneb”
“wow you both two were Aneb’s parents, you both look young, well nice to meet you lord Thoth’
“Just call me Thoth, I am just a simple person, and thank you for your eulogize”
“I am Asar, the king’s royal palace guards, the most trusted protector of our king”
“Nice to meet you Asar”
“We are Uab and Atef, I am the king right hand vizier and this is the king’s uncle and his high councilor” the old vizier try to persuade the high councilor but the councilor was just too proud of his self
“A slave won’t need to know my name, nor I have to introduce myself to a servant, like her, I am not just an ordinary councilor but I am royal blood member” the high council speak to loud and contaminant that the girl flinch on those words she finds the man too proud and highly than the pharaoh itself, but when the old advisor was about to apologize the odious words when Ata and Aneb came in
“Well, I think we’re all here, come sit here Ai-ka” dragging Ai-ka to the chair they move in the center of the room and let Ai-ka sit, Ai-ka was confused so confused what was going on, when the door open, and slowly the king came in, visible nervous and he was wearing his warrior outfit, wearing large golden plate on his neck that fall until his chest, and there were golden straps that x cross his strong abdomen, wearing arm bands and golden wing band along his usual jewelries, and his crown, he was wearing a Khepresh crown a leather stained blue and was covered with small yellow sun discs with Uraeus in front, crown as a sign of power and royalty in the battle, not only that he has a sword on his hips,
Ai-ka jaws fell and almost makes her mouth dry for too long open, she gulp a lot when the king went near her, she wasn’t sure what was going, she stare the king with admiration and fearful at the same time, she was scared, maybe the king will kill her with his own that’s why lot of people came, maybe he was sick of playing games and he was about to toss away his ‘new toy’ her thoughts was wander what will happen the closer the king get the tense she was,
but again her jaws fell when the king slowly fell into his kneels to bow down like a warrior do, one foot bend and the other knee on the floor, and his other arm on the other knee and the other hand slowly came into the ground and as it touch the ground, it seemed like evening came, the whole country was slowly darken and cover with darkness, until it was too dark to see, and then they were fire balls floating all around, and with the help of Aneb, the fireballs transform into a flower lilies fall into the ground repeatedly continuous, and then the king spoke
“Little one, I am here to apologize for what I’ve done” he bow down for more, slowly he put his two knees on the ground and his head touch the ground as like all servant do, dumb struck Ai-ka can’t say or react but to stare at the king’s action, but the people inside the room gasped except the three person who already know the plan, as the magician was amuse by the kings courage of doing this to the girl he loves, he helps his son’s doings, he made the lilies glow like a fireflies in the night and if it touches the ground it vanish like a fireworks, and not only that as his wife too use her magic to create warm yet cold breeze to make the scene more romantic,
“Little one, I came here as a king in battle, a king in his strongest manner, but to bow down to you as your servant, a symbol of defeat of your grace and beauty, even in my strongest mode I was weakened by your gorgeousness but strengthen my heart by your charm” he paused and started to cry, “please accept my regrets, and forgive my hurtful action and ailing words toward, for I, can’t live any longer as this guilt of mine kept taunting me even in my dreams” Ai-ka, came into her sense and felt pity to the crying pharaoh, she wasn’t mad at him anymore in fact she was the who was planning to ask forgiveness to the king but instead the king was kneeling, bowing, and crying for her forgiveness, a thing the a king would never do, even on his death but look, he was pitiful crying like a servant begging for mercy, she couldn’t express her feeling she doesn’t know if she was happy or something but instead she took her weave clothe that for the second the king thought that he wasn’t forgiven, but when Ai-ka came back near him and kneel beside him and said
“my king, I am not worthy for your action, but I am beyond honored for what you do for me, but to tell you the truth I wasn’t mad at you, I was waiting for you to speak with me, and I thought you were still mad at me so I made this, this is not the same as the fine clothe you always wear but I weave it with care, for I plan to give you this to ask you for forgiveness but instead it was you who came first, here take this, hope you will like this, stand up my kings it’s not good to distinguish a king bend over to his servant”
The king was too happy as he took the girl hands, they stare each other so long that Ata and the other signal their self to leave the two alone, but they were happy that the things turn out good,
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(caution if your below 18, please don’t read the portion the say lime start here and skip until it say lime stop here)
And the magic vanish as king couldn’t concentrate anymore because he was staring at the girl lovingly
And the king started to touch the girl face but this time it doesn’t shiver at his touch, he frame the face with his touch and also frame the girls lips as they walk towards the bed,
“I beg you, don't turn me away. Let me touch you” voice sounded strained. His expression was filled with too many emotions for the girl to sort them all out. "Don't push me away."
Ai-ka wanted to do was to hold him closer. Her heart raced at the thought of the night she holds him tightly and maybe she wants that, too. She wants him to touch her
He cupped the girls face and other arm wrapped around the waist of the girl tauntingly but gentle,
"If you don't want me, tell me now and I will never touch you again unless commanded. But-"
The girl closed her eyes as the pharaoh’s fingertips gently traced the contours of her face. As his voice dropped into a husky whisper "-I beg you, don't turn me away. Let me touch you, Ai-ka. Let me kiss you."
As his voice trailed away, his nose brushed into the girl’s. And with that simple contact ignited every nerve-ending in on both bodies. She clung to Alim’s shoulders, suddenly determined not to let him go.
Oh, is this what she wanted, did she want Alim. This much But, did she dare to give in to her feelings? Could she give in to the demands of her vulnerable heart and still protect it?
"Please." He breathed the word. His hands roamed to her hair, as he pressed tantalizing kiss on her nose
"Let me have this moment. Please. Let me have you..."
“Yes” was all her answer, she opened her eyes in time to see what looked like joy light up the king's eyes. That it sent an electric jolt all the way to her toes. She threaded her fingers through Alim's hair and tugged him down into a desperate kiss
He moaned, having, wanting this for so long now. Liking the feeling of the lips, he want this, he want her to kiss him back, Oh Ra this is his happiest moment in life
They fell into the bed, where at first it was a chaste kiss but later he devouring girls lips, nibble and biting the lower lip and sucking the upper as their hands meet on the side, fingers intertwine
Ai-ka moaned as well as she felt the warm and scent she missed so much, she arched as Alim’s tongue lick her lower lip pleading for entry and her mouth open in shock and feel the tongue slide down to began exploring,
She decided to get in on the game and began wrapping her tongue around pharaoh’s tongue, earning him a deep moan. As she can feel the hardening of the king’s arousal brushes into her thighs
As the air become their problem they pull back, the king watches the girl with full of love, desire, lust and want as he saw that girl watches him too with desire and lust, and maybe love and want, so he begun to kiss her lips and traces to her jaw line, nibbling, biting, making hickeys trail as he moves to her throat
“A—lim” she moaned
“Yes, yes Ai-ka, call my name”
He want this moment, he was always dreaming this day will come that the girl she wants will be moaning screaming his name in want
He meander his finger around the woman’s leg “can I?”
"Y… you're the Pharaoh, you can do whatever you want." The words left her mouth before she could stop them, and she instantly regretted it.
Alim's eyes flickered with sadness and hurt. He pushed himself onto his knees and sit down.
"What?" Alim snapped. The girl flinched at the tone
"I don't want it to be like this." he turned away from girl
"If you speak like that, it feels bad to me, like I'm obliging you to do this."
"I'm sorry,” standing on her knees and hugging Alim from behind. "I said that without thinking. It's not like that at all."
"I want you to be with me by your free choice, not because you are obliged to by rule. You deserve a chance to make your own choice." He took Ai-ka's hand and knelt down, kissing the top softly.
“I chose to do this, with you Alim”
Alim smiled and bent down, pulling the girl into another kiss, licking her lower lip again asking for entry. And Ai-ka happily complied.
Carefully, not to disturb Alim, she removed the king’s jewelries and his crown.
Leaving Ai-ka's lips, Alim let his lips and tongue trace girl's jaw line and neck, gently sliding her tunic over and down her shoulders.
Ai-ka didn't notice – obviously she was feeling too good to care – but when one of Alim's venturing hands ran over her back, she panicked. No her birthmark. ‘No! The king well knows about my mark and he will’ "Please, no! Don't touch me there!" he yelped.
Alim stopped; fearing that he may have hurt the girl in some way.
"Are you scared that if I saw your birthmark I wouldn't like you anymore? Or kill you, there’s no need for you to hide that; I promised to protect you, and I mean it."
He turned the girl to her back and look into its birthmark, sitting her on his lap, Ai-ka chose to do want the king want and politely turn her back, nervously and ignore the thing poking her legs (Anne:*grins* what kind of thing)
The king holds the girl close to him with one hand on her chest and he ran his tongue over the birthmark. Ai-ka gasped and moaned, arching her back and calling the king by his name, totally forgetting the title.
"You called my name again… Please let me hear it again and again."
He kissed Ai-ka's neck as the girl moved his head back to give him more room.
"Alim…"she said a bit quieter than intended, but enough for his Pharaoh to hear.
Gently and carefully, not to scare the girl in any way, Alim moved his hand down a bit more where the revered part of the girl was place
Ai-ka Tensed, as she felt the brushing of fingertips on her sacred part “Are you afraid?" she heard Alim ask. The girl mind was blur with many thoughts ‘this is your job, with him so don’t be afraid Ai-ka it’s just alim, his not like your master before he’s so gentle and he has a good scent, he’s warm, and handsome, and I know you like this too, so please want this don’t be afraid,’
The king again smile as he read the thoughts of ai-ka
“So you like”
“I mean my scent, I must use that scent often”
“Yes--yes, it suit you well”
The king felt she tense more so he said
"Don’t worry, its okay"
He turned Ai-ka’s back again,
Alim’s hands still roams on the valued part but decide to do more move so he carefully unknot the loincloth that was used as underwear and was about to do something more
"You have to relax," he said softly, but when suddenly
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Just then, the door of the room swung open, Ata came in
“My king, I for—for-got” Ata blush crimson red as he saw the sight,
And Ai-ka panic pulls the sheets to cover her exposed body while the king tried to hide her from the sight of his cousin
“Ata, can you I see I’m doing something important, and if you come here, with my work that’s not so important to now , I attend to that tomorrow, now unless the sky is falling, don't interrupt me again. Now go, before kemet lost their prince”
“ye—yes, see you tomorrow, have a great night cousin” said with a playful smirk before he rush to the door, and when his outside ‘well I’ve never thought them to do that fast, I’m sorry cousin, hope you still continued your great night’
Inside the room was furious alim thinking
‘Oh, Ra please remind me to kill my cousin tomorrow’
And then he looked into the girl, which was now shock, and blushing not only on her face but it seemed her whole body was red as tomato,
“Well, I think that’s for now”
When Ai-ka hears what the king said, she felt something, she felt maybe the king was not satisfied with her, maybe he was mad because she can’t fulfill the king desire, she doesn’t do her job well, lot of thought came so she spoke
“Why my king, did I do wrong, didn’t I do my job well?”
“No Ai-ka, little one I love it, it’s just, this is wrong, I know I want this but as I said I would never force you into anything like this because of the rules.
The king explain but it seemed ai-ka misinterpret the whole thing she sudden begun to cry because she thinks that she’s miserable, she can’t even do her job, even she was willing doing it or maybe she really want to do it with alim, maybe she was too ready to give her body to the king, but now, why did the king stop, why? She felt so sad and hurt
But when alim feels these things
“Thank you little one, but now you’re still not ready for this, and I am willing to wait,” he kissed the girl’s forehead as he saw the girl smile on his action
“Well, how--about my job? Aren’t you mad at or”
“Well you do well, the kiss is more than enough for me now” he stands and he walked towards the table “I will wait until you feel the same as I feel for you” pours wine into the two glasses “here drink”
“But I don’t drink”
“Just this, for me”
“ok” the girl stand and took the glass, the king guide the girl into the balcony to watch the sky that was filled with stars, smilingly contented of the memory of the thing they have just done a minute
“Ai-ka” he pushes Ai-ka until the girl stumble and he was hit by a needle with poison
“Alim, alim no—no” started she ran toward the door and called and screamed for help
“Guards! Ania! Ata! The pharaoh. Please come”
And then the guards came and saw the pharaoh, she explains all and the guards proceed on searching, she was crying when all the council and prince came, Ania, immediately check on the pharaoh while Aneb and Ata take care of crying Ai-ka, they wanted Ai-ka to leave the room so she can calm herself when suddenly she felt the stinging pain on her birthmark and she can feel dizziness and hard to breath, she can feel pain on the part where the same part the king was hit,
“Ai-ka!Ai-ka are you alright?” but no answer came as the girl fainted,
“Mother, ai-ka, she’s fainted, look her birthmark is glowing” the healer went to check what her son said, and she gasped when she saw and said
“What about my cousin Ania!”
“If we don’t hurry the king will die” she said looking on how the birthmark of girl glowed and how the girl seemed visible suffering on pain even she was fainted
“No my cousin will live, he won’t die!!!”
Anne: wow… that’s
ATA : no.. No… my cousin’s going to live right!”
Ai-ka: please tell me, Alim’s going to live right
ANNE: well we will know that on the next chapter
Aneb: ok, I’ll do the closing as everyone was still shock, (clear throat, stand strait he reads the script) next time on the next chappie “intertwined fates” will Alim’s going to die? Who? Hit’s the king? And why it manage to enter the palace with lot of guards, and why Ai-ka feels the same pain Alim’s felt, and that we will know soon on the next chapter of phoenix’s soul
To be continued on the next chapter: “intertwined fates”