Tittle: Phoenix's soul Volume 1: Pharaoh's heart Chapter 1
The Slave and the Pharaoh
Anne: Hi guys!!... Here’s my new story
PLOT: Ancient Egypt time, A heartless pharaoh “alim” was leading a raid on the town,
after burning all, the only survivor was left, A girl… what will happened to the girl? And why would he felt pity on her? What secret behind this poor girl
CAUTION: A part of this story content mature (but this chapter doesn’t have any of it yet)
‘BOLD’ -Alim’s thoughts
‘Italic’- Ai-Ka’s thoughts
Italic/times roman font - dream or flashback
“Bold” – shout or stress
‘Normal’ special mention word/or other characters thoughts
/italic/ Ai-ka’s mind link to alim
/bold/ Alim’s mind link to Ai-ka
// normal// sounded effect
// bold// shouted spell
//italic// whispered spell
And… here we go….
“Sire”, one survivor, a slave by the looks of her”
A small village was burnt into ashes as the pharaoh himself led and commands the raid in the town,
when all are over, one survivor was left, he was watching and was ready to command to kill what was left, but when the guard showed him a pale, bloody vivid bruises covered all over the girl’s body. A poor girl, he couldn’t ‘why?’ but instead…
“Take her with us and put on my charge”
The soldier looked surprised, but knew more wisely to say anything but then to agree.
“That was close, hope she’ll be alright now” one guard said as he carried the girl, “but remember what the pharaoh said. ‘In my charge’” answered by the other guard with a horror expression spread across his face.
They knew well that the girl was still not safe, especially on the hands of the pharaoh, a known pharaoh of being heartless and careless, didn’t care for anything or anyone, So what will happen to the girl, what will her fate bring upon in hands of a heartless pharaoh, ‘A sex slave?’ no even how heartless he is, he never slept with anyone or sexually attracted to anyone, so why now?
As the horses start to rode, few hours later they reached the palace grounds, and fast as he can, the pharaoh jumped off the horse and took the poor girl in his arms and carried straight to the healing room and called for his healer
The so called healer, strode briskly with black hair falling over her shoulders, you can see that she’s a very strong capable magician.
“What is it my lord” she said but gasped when she saw a child figure at the bed lay, “A little girl? And where did you find this girl, sire?”
“From the village, I suspected to be the village of bandits”
“Ah! I see” her tone was nothing gave, but she hurried to look over the patient.
“well?” a firm voice snapped out her concentration, “Sire, she is not fatally wounded, she sustained several bruises but nothing serious, I would hazard guess that she’s been treated ill by her master, she will wake up in soon enough” she explained.
“Alright, she will remain here for the time being and stay in my chamber”
“ARE YOU SURE MY LORD? It might not be... Wise to do such a thing”
The pharaoh glared at her and she flinched a little even she knew the pharaoh since he was still young, still one doesn’t dare to talk informally at him.
“I know, it is a quick decision, but ...I will not just turn her away, I Can’t”
She nodded, perhaps with hint of a smirk on her face as she leaned closer to whisper seductively at the pharaoh “know, my pharaoh, that this girl may have been abused in many ways other than beating, well she may be afraid when she wakes up...”
“Yes, I see”
“Do you?” the woman stared at the handsome pharaoh, but the pharaoh didn’t care and pick the girl and about to go when
“Alim” she said his name, something she did only when she had to tell, so he looked back and saw her face was serious “ please, watch over her”
The only words she said; he nods and said thanks,
All people around he passed by bowed but ignored by him, the only thing on his mind were the words Anai said to him, and why he felt pity to the girl, is it because she looked so helpless and innocently young? And what is this strange feeling coming over him, one that made him want to look after the girl and protect her… as he swore to himself, that by the help of RA, he will protect the girl against anyone who tries to hurt her…
As they reached to his chamber he securely place the girl and he stared at the girl, amazed by the still pale, pitiful thin girl, apart from the cuts bruises and dirt in her face, she looked so angelic and innocent, her face was almost shinning when sunlight struck down at her, long sea blue hair framed her innocent looks
“Maybe, she’s at the age of 12 summers”
He thought out so loud, that caused the girl to stir up and reveal her heart shape pink soft lips, as if he was being controlled or hypnotized, he began to lean and capture the seducing lips.
He began to kiss the girl deep and he can feel the warm and almost pleasure… but then a wave of static flow snapped him out of his trance and almost fell on his knees if it weren’t he manage to prop himself. And this action caused again to stir but this time it revealed the shoulder’s back of the girl, revealing something more than what he expected,
A birthmark, a blue colored phoenix birthmark, the same as he has but with a slight difference, his birthmark is black and the girl has blue
“She is!! SHE IS!! HOW!? She’s too young to be” and then
It was barely ten minutes after the ‘kissing incident’ a very tall man wearing a blue robe and small crown, and his eye is deep green blue that made the man appear cold and dangerous stepped in, the look in his face was enough to send people running, but
The king doesn’t mind at all, his thoughts roamed around of what positive event would be ‘if he had stepped in early’, he would positively be caught kissing the girl and … ‘What will he be thinking of me, when he saw me’ ‘no, no, no, she’s my—no, no, if she is- how? She looks so young to be’ but his chain of thoughts snapped before it grew
“Just what are you thinking?”
“ATA, please calm down”
“I will not, calm down, In RA’s name what are you thinking acting so impulsively”
“LOOK!! The girl was clearly not able to look after herself in her present state”
“OH!! Now you care for someone? Don’t give me that nonsense, this is not a well thought out decision my king, Alim there will be people who would take advantage of this”
“There are always people who would attempt to take advantage no matter what I do, Ata,”
“Foolish my king, you are being completely out of your mind and act so stupid”
Ata being his cousin he was crowned as a prince and next heir to the throne if the pharaoh won’t have a child of his own, but being just a cousin he was the closest person to the king and he cares more for his cousin than he cares for the throne, and now he thinks his cousin was crazy for doing unreasonable actions, but the king doesn’t seemed to care, he was just annoyed by the constant remind of his height, a very great annoyance to the great ruler
“So, where is this great slave that the great king Alim felt so compelled to rescue?”
“In the bed of course, where did you expect great prince? She still sleeps you know” said with a mocking smirk as the pharaoh pointed the bed
As the pharaoh point out the prince pulled the silk cloth to view the unconscious girl, regarded him intently for a moment before turning back to his subject with an odd look upon his face
“Uh, I see your reason for bringing her here”
“Aw! The great prince got some feelings after all”
“Don’t get the wrong idea, I’m not falling for her, but well I admit she’s—“
“Cute” the pharaoh supplied with a grin
“Maybe” the prince just rolls his eyes
“But you have to see that “
The pharaoh took a serious look and points the birthmark he found just a minute ago, seeing what was pointed out the prince gasped and stared back at him, with a look of surprise and confusion
“How? I mean she’s too young to be”
“We still don’t know and we won’t until she wakes up”
“But I insist to know why she has that, you spent your time five years ago finding a person having that but you found no one, but why now, and she seems to be young enough to be the one”
Silence was the only answer he got, and seemed to change the topic the king spoke from silent
“So, how’s the girl, what happened to the girl you like?”
“That would be none of your business”
“Now, unless you want to discuss”
“Alright I get the hint, oh great pharaoh” said with mocking tone and bow
After the prince dispersed his thoughts turned back to the slave, simply watching and remembering the soft sweet lips he tasted not long ago, and he thought that she was an angel, almost completely innocent to be real and that his eager to see and take a look of the eyes as he remembers Ania’s words that the eyes were the windows to one’s soul, and amused by giving, guessing what those eyes would be like and what would they say about the girl, but he couldn’t imagine it then, being like his own or his cousin, and was so caught up in his strain of thoughts that he failed to notice a small figure staring at him frightened, shaking.
Starring at the person she tried to memorize the well toned muscle built tan body, slender but perfectly built and the face was perfectly framed as his eyes were strong and scary yet so warm deep inside and the way he stand and the clothes he wears, the golden ornaments and jewels worn almost all around the body she can say he’s royalty, and when she saw the small circlet worn underneath his long black bangs, she could guess whether he was the prince or the pharaoh himself, by this thoughts she trembled and cried with fear and by this, this is when the pharaoh found himself gazing into a deep sky blue jewel eyes, so deep he felt lost so forever, ‘those eyes were the eyes of an angel’ but he tried to touch the girl to comfort her but the owner of those deep blue eyes widened in terror and gave out a loud scream and started to pound the man with both small hands,
Startled with the sudden action the pharaoh himself yelled out of surprise that made two guards immediately in at the sound of noise, and unsheathed swords were ready
“Pharaoh!! Are you alright”
Hearing this the girl felt more afraid and curled up in a ball and whimpers
“Yes, yes Leave us alone NOW!!” the king commands and turned to see a curled up figure crying in fear, the guards hesitated but at one look from the king, the guards proceeded to leave sheathing back their swords into the scabbard and bowing on the way out.
“Hey, do not fear, I vow no harm will come unto you” reaching out gently touching her shoulder with reassurance but the girl gave another yelp and curled up even more, and shakes violently
“Please...Don’t” she whispers “don’t do it, I… I can’t take it anymore”
Alim was puzzled but pleaded more “Please , I swear, I will not harm you in any way, please try to calm down” he heard nothing but after a couple of minutes he felt ease seeing the girl’s trembling reduced and the girl looked up.
When she heard the man’s plead she tried herself to calm down and decided to know whether her guess was right or wrong, she wanted to know so she can beg to spare her, spare her life
“I am Alim”
Her eyes widened even more when she heard and started to beg
“NO!!!!... Please, please, I beg you, please spare me, and please don’t kill me” the king gasped in annoyance, frown in amazement and confusion of what he heard
“I am a bad slave, but please don’t kill me”
“Why? Why would I do that?” he inquire
“The- -they said you would, they say if the pharaoh finds me, he will kill me” she said trembling remembering all she feared
‘They said, you were looking, and if you knew it was me, you will kill me, its better he won’t know’ she thought to herself that made the king a bit more of confused,
Staring at the girl, confused not only he can hear all her thoughts but also on the thought that she thinks
“Who said that?”
“My masters, all of them”
“The bandits” he said in hard tone that made the girl flinch
“They are now gone, they shall never ever hurt you again” he smiled
“They said wrong, I won’t hurt you so now won’t you tell me your name, little one?”
“Ai-Ka” she whispered so softly that Alim had need to lean to hear
“Ai-ka, you are now safe here, I ensure you, myself as the king”
He was about to reach again but the girl still flinched from his touch
“So—sor-sorry, I just”
“It’s alright, rest now little one”
The girl nodded and slowly closed her eyes
“I see now, he was really hurt badly” said turning to see Ania standing behind him
“Yes, indeed my pharaoh, she was frightened because what was done to her, and if you want the truth and the answer of your entire question, you must gain her trust”
“How!! What can I do, I can’t imagine anyone who could possibly harm such an innocent creature and how can I find out the answer, if she is too terrified”
“It will take time, slowly see her, that you mean no harm, my lord”
“What did they do to make her so afraid, Ania?”
“We--,” close her eyes and opened again “more than will ever know my king”
She began to leave but stopped “Alim”
“Know, my king, you are his--“stop and smile “and her protector now”
With that she walked away leaving a very bewildered, concerned and confused pharaoh behind her, left alone and now he began to resume his silent vigil on the sleeping girl smoothing away the hair, but more worried as he saw that even at sleep the girl whimpering and flinching from his touch.
“Little one, what is it? What kind of terror of the past gripping even in your sleep? What kind of fate brought us together, and about that birthmark, is it really you whom I’ve been looking for? And if it’s true, you are my, but how?”
Anne: WOOO…. It’s done, the first chapie “the slave and the pharaoh”
Ai-ka: will the next chapie, reveal it all?
Anne: a bit, not all…
Anne: to make everything interesting, Ai-ka do the closing
Ai-ka (blush) a...e...
Anne: ok, alim do the work, I think ai-ka’s bit of shy,
Alim: ok I am bit of used of this… (Holds the script) next time on the next chapie “dream of past” will all the question will be answer? What secret lies? Did I really want to find the person with birthmark as same as mine, and kill it? What kind of connection between me and ai-ka, will I able to find about her past? We will see on the next chapter of “phoenix’s soul”
Anne: woo... Great!!! Bye!!
Alim and Ai-ka: bye2 guys hope you would like our story...
To be continued on the next chapter: dream of past