In a forest.
"Where do I go from here?"
The princess muttered, breathing heavily, the sac containing her clothes in her hand. She stood in the path not certain where to go. She knew that going back wasn't even a choice. She would be beheaded at sight. She could risk her own life of course, but not of the baby in her. She was dead already to herself. She was living because of the child in her.
She looked at her back, there was no one in view. She opened the sac of clothes and brought out the skin of water. She drank from it. That was the last drop. She wasn't sure whether or not they was a stream nearby. She was already doomed.
But then she looked up towards the other direction, to the front. She saw a wierd lady seated under a tree all by herself. She began to hurry towards the lady. Probably she could be of help to her.
As she drew nearer to the lady, she noticed that the lady had her head down tracing her
Still same."Did you see what happened just now?"She said walking towards the middle-aged man who also was also walking towards her. They almost walked into each other when the man stopped and said,"What business did you have with her? She's not whoever she says she is."The man's husky voice came, his face rough, but quite trained to filter whichever emotions he was nursing at that moment."We barely talked before she left. I actually freaked out seeing what she looked like and ran away. But she just stood there watching me like I was mad and had just made the whole stuff up. Then I walked back to her and then she didn't wait for me. She then walked into that tree. You saw her. Please don't say I am mad."She paused to catch her breath finally. The man looked past her towards the tree in which Aynea had entered. He then started walking towards the tree."Please say something. My state isn't good for t
Inside a tree."Unbelievable."The princess gasped as soon as the darkness was swept away like the cover of a book. Twas like a trance to her. All she knew was that they were in a tree, but it didn't look like it. At least, not what she had expected.There was a blue and crystal lake few metres away from her, but no building in sight. Aside the lake, the whole place was surrounded by different types of beautiful trees. And a green pasture tantamount to a lawn, spread across the space the water was generous enough to spare.Then she noticed Vulcan and a super beautiful lady standing before the lake and obviously arguing.Twas quite strange that the lady no longer had hoofs for legs. She was as every lady would look, but she was more than beautiful.Her beauty seemed to be reflected or mirrored by the body of water neighboring the two. The gentle breeze which crashed against the lips of the water, did
Prium and Ayla. "I want to go out of this tree." Prium said in akimbo, glaring at the indifferent Ayla who was looking towards the pool. Prium's body, especially her waist, swaying to the rhythm of her want. "You Ain't deaf, servant. You must do as your mistress order you." She said again as Ayla turned towards her, wearing the inquisitive gaze. Then Ayla asked, "What is it that you want, mistress?" "Why do I have to repeat myself over and over again. I want to go out of this tree." Ayla shook her head and said, "I ain't holding you, mistress. You can leave now." Her shoulders doing the dances spelt by her guts and body. Prium at that was quite vexed and didn't hide it. She wasn't fashioned to hide such emotions, "Are you fucking with me now? If I know how to leave this tree would I had asked you in the first place?" Ayla scoffed and stood up, "I don't know too."
Outside a hut."I don't think it's safe here anymore."Tahni said finally after been quite since a while. Her mother was seated on her usual stool, her back to the door. Tahni was standing beside her, staring blankly at the worn path which leads to their hut."A little uproar shouldn't change the fact that this is our land. If we all run away, who will defend it?"Her mother said without looking at her."How could you say that, ma. Even the princess is no longer in the land. She had been banished, with the pregnancy in her. The men who had done such thing to her, do you think they would make exceptions for us?"She heard her mother chuckle and looked at her."It's a wonder you found this funny."Tahni said bluntly. Now, her arms were tucked into each other and wounded around her stomach, immediately below her titties."What's there to be particular about? Tahni, do not worry. J
Inside a tree. "You can't keep me hostage here for long. I will not have you treat me with such contempt. You will let me out of this shithole once and for all. And I mean it. You will let me out of this place right now." Vulcan raged, he occasionally would look away from Aynea to the princess who pretended as though he was not there. He had tried all he could to get himself out of the place but he simply couldn't. He still couldn't understand how he had been able to walk out of the tree when he was with Prium and Ayla. Only Ayla had the answers to that. He wished she was there. A part of him missed her. "Only one day more. Aynea be take her words seriously." Aynea said, meaning to stand up and enter into the hut she had called out with magic. Vulcan hurried to her and held her arm. He spun her around that their faces brushed. He could almost rest his lips on hers. He let go of her and stepped back
In a forest. "You can't keep following me, you know." Tahni stopped at once under a tree, gawping at the indifferent Miargos. They had been walking since forever and that was their second day in the wild. Twas a wonder that the cave in which they had passed the night didn't toss misery at them. At least, that was a pretty sense to it. "What choice do I have, Tahni. I have lost everything I had back in that village. I do not have a choice. If I should die seeking for my love, I shall. Plus, you sure need help in this wild. Even though you pretend not to." She leaned on the bark of the tree and pursed her lips. She shook her head in annoyance and shot, "This is madness, Miargos." Miargos moved closer to her. But he stopped few steps away. He was sure not to walk into her. Only if he wanted to press himself on her. "If finding and fighting for who I love is madness, then I do not want to be sane."
The same day. Same time. Inside a tree. "Now have you had your fill? Have you, witch?!!!" Prium cried, her voice almost cracking. She didn't care. She was already used to screaming and shouting and snapping at the always indifferent Ayla. "These three days you've held me against my will. You'll pay for it. Believe me, you sincerely will." She threatened again. Ayla as usual didn't say a word. She was also used to the noise and bickering. She didn't have the strength neither did she want to hurt Prium. After all, Prium was her mistress. "I command you to stop walking right now!!!" Prium screamed again as Ayla slackened her pace, her back to Prium. She was just few metres away from the tree. Ayla, unknown to Prium was walking to the portal of the tree to open it for the both of them. But she didn't want Prium to know. So, she didn't tell the restless mistress about it. Ayla had one more punishment
Same. "Tahni. What are you doing here?" He asked walking towards her, as she finally fought herself off the rude Miargos. She flung herself into his arms and he held unto her for a while. There were a lot of thoughts pacing his mental ken. One of them was the fact that he never thought that any one was missing him. At least not his other daughter. He had thought that she had taken after her mother and wouldn't give a damn about him. But it seemed that he was wrong. Like he was about Prium. But he hoped that Tahni's love was the family type not an illusion like her sister's. "I've been worried about you father. I thought something evil had happened to you. I couldn't help thinking of the evil mother did to you. I'm sorry that I couldn't help you, save you from the cruel judgement. But I'm so glad that you're alive. I don't care how. I'm glad." She said raising her head to see his face. But then she looked away from him to see