Arden ran in the direction Amira went. He ran for about 5 minutes when he saw her sitting on the garden chair looking at the birds chirping melodiously on the tree. Arden came near and sat beside her. “What was your plan?” Arden asked. “Umm… nothing special, just a week-long trip.” “We decided to plan something when everyone is done with their families. What do you think?” “It’s good. Where are what are we gonna do?” Amira tried her utmost to look normal, but she was unable to hide the sadness in her eyes, which Arden saw very clearly. “Anywhere you plan, we are good with it. What did you plan, by the way? I knew from a look that you had something going on at the bus stand. What was it?” Arden knew that Amira has been feeling down inside since the moment Gayle mentioned her parents. Arden knew that Amira was an orphan and lived with one of her seniors at the orphanage. But he didn’t know the complete story. He knew this much because that senior of hers used to work at his mansion
The palace had an unusual design. Each floor was almost the same, same arrangement of the rooms, windows, and doors. Except for the one. The one present on the 4th floor had a huge single room way bigger than the once present on other floors, alone occupying the space for 3 other rooms, and the area below the room for the next 3 floors had no rooms, only some windows, each having deteriorated porcelain vases probably used as plant vases. The palace clearly looked rectangular from the outside, but from the inside, it was more like a square. None of them had their attention going on the shape. Instead, they were troubled by something else as soon as they looked at the design.“Hey Orion, look at the stairs.” Zale was examining the building when he got a glimpse of the unusually built staircase. There were pairs of them on the 2nd, 4th, and 6th floor, arranged alternatively to each other. But none were visible on the rest of the floors.“Yup, I saw it,”His voice was coming from a little
......9 JulyBerry woke up early this morning. He had no nightmares, no illusions, and no confusing delusions of his own, at night. He looked around. Others were still in their tents.He looked at the sun; it was slowly rising. And this time is the best time for exploring a tomb or ancient buildings. The morning rays wash away all the bad omens and bring peace to the wandering souls. But before any work, it is important to respond to nature's call. 'I'll wake everyone up after I am done from this, he thought and walked a little further away.'After about fifteen minutes, he was back. It didn't take him fifteen minutes solely to respond to nature's call, but he started playing with birds and then went to look at lilies blooming peacefully and beautifully there. Doing this, he almost forgot the way back.When he was back, he saw everyone already up, doing their own stuff. He walked to them and greeted everyone morning. Everyone's way of responding to his morning was a whole definition
"No need to be confused. You were about to be run down by the car and I saved you. That's all pretty simple. Isn't it? And now your focus is supposed to be that you are already late for class.""Ah, my focus, what was that again?" Amira's confusion now looked more serious."Are you serious? You are late for class.""Oh, I am late for class. Yes, yes, I know. I knew it already." She said normally in a low voice until realization hit her. "... WHAT! I AM LATE!? It's a geography lecture today. Miss Devi's gonna kill me, bye see you later." She turned around to run as soon as she finished her words.Arden grabbed her backpack and pulled her back. Right after it, another car crossed from where she was about to run."What are you doing!?" Miss Devi's not the one who'll kill you. You will be the one to kill yourself! Is something wrong?""No, no, no, nothing is wrong. What's possibly gonna go wrong? Everything's alright. Yeah, it is alright. Everyt
...The next ones to begin their journey are all the 6 members of a clique. Unaware of anything at all, they are enjoying their last moments as school students...."Finally, guys end of these long tiring years. " Luke was the happiest among this clique. All 6 friends are standing at the bus station with their school uniforms still on."No more worries about these classes anymore. Life is just so beautiful." (Yes, he is never going to even think of studying again.)"We still need to study further, this isn't the end." (and it's that girl of the group who can't enjoy and can't let others enjoy as well.) Dayla is the least excited one here."Don't ruin the atmosphere, Dayla, Luke said, trying to act in a cute manner.""Ew!! How many times do I need to tell you not to act cute? It makes me want to throw up." Again, it was Dayla ruining the flow of his happy vibes.Amira, on the other hand, seems to be excited about something else.
...Berry saw himself in a whole new scene now.He saw a familiar face in front of him. It is the person he once saw being stabbed in his illusions. He saw himself in a familiar place as well. It is the prison room he saw in another illusion.That person was slowly walking towards him. He had a sweet smile on his face. He was saying something; he was talking to Berry. Berry tried to understand but suddenly a lot of scenes started playing in his head. Deaths, cries, and wars. Sufferings and hunger, he suddenly felt an adrenaline rush.The person was still saying something with the same smile. Barry understood nothing, he just noticed that there was a dagger in his hand. He looked at the person standing in front of him. He wanted to kill him. The scenes in his head were getting fiercer. He tried to control himself, but the more that person smiled, the more angry and hollow he felt deep inside.In the end, he wasn't able to control himself. He just stabbed him. The dagger went straight i
"What is it supposed to mean, dear?" King said sarcastically."I... I mean that, yeah, I mean that I was shocked to see my handsome husband's face for the first time. But honestly, can't you smile a little? Your smile looks so good.""Oh, ok." It is the first time he has ever heard someone asking him to smile. Everybody just expected him to be excellent all the time, even if it cost him his happiness."What do you mean, for the first time? Didn't we see each other on our marriage day?""Waa!! Don't you feel a bit embarrassed saying this? You only saw me once, that too on our marriage day. How did you even manage to look at me that day? I am impressed. How long it's been since our marriage?""H...h.how long it has been? I... I know, I certainly do know. But I think I forgot because of the fall. Yeah, that's the reason I forgot. It's just because of it.""You don't need to overwork your small, tiny, little, child-like brain to think of excuses. It's been 7 months." She smiled at him aga
...Berry's story was true to some extent, but there were so many made-up tales added to it by his ancestors...."You should stop now. You are supposed to be the role model for our empire; if you believe in such dark superstitions, what will happen to our countrymen?" The queen was fed up with the King now.First, he made her move out of the palace to an isolated place, where she had to suffer even for daily necessities. She is not a greedy or luxury-loving person, but still, the problems she is going through don't even make sense. Why does she need to be away from the palace? It's not like the king was cheating on her. If it was so, then still she could still have tolerated her suffering, thinking of them as her fate.It was still adjustable, but that was not the only reason for her anger. She just recently found out that the king was going crazy for eternal life. She tried to talk sense in him, but all in vain.Now she understood the saying of never-ending greed. The king has every