In the woods.
He was riding with haste and passion. The horse whinnying through the path, such haste which could make it tumble.
He called again, urging the horse to the rhythm of his heart. He had been told by the palace groom that whoever wants to connect with his horse must marched his heartbeat to the horse's. And that was what he had been doing.
His tempo laden and sodden this time. The horse snorting at intervals, its eyes dimming, unknown to its rider.
Suddenly, the horse slackened its pace but the force of the haste was too quick to be halted all of a sudden. The horse bumped into something which threw both Vulcan and his horse back and made both crash into the length of the path.
He groaned, trying to fight his legs on the earth. As soon as he stood up, he helped his horse too and pat it,
"Let's see what h
Somewhere in the woods."Ah... shit. I can't believe that Ayla really did this to me."Tahni grunted, pressing her back to the base of a large beech tree."I'm sorry, Tahni."The fellow standing before her pleaded. He was dressed in a long but smeared black cloak with an upturned collar. Tahni couldn't help but consider him with such huge contempt.She traced her almond eyes down his cloak to the tunic hanging loosely under the preferably borrowed cloak. She didn't have no choice but to hover on the torn sandals of the fellow."Don't make it sound ridiculous, young man. The only thing I don't understand is how you knew Ayla and what the both you agreed upon or what she had promised you..."She had looked back at his face. He stuttered,"She was actually the one who ca--"His tenacity of fighting the urge to complete that statement was fiery and he didn't hide it. He took a new
Through the woods.~Aynea and the Princess~"When are we going to have this conversation?"The princess suddenly stopped, her arms folded on her chest. She pushed a lump down her throat as Aynea, who had been leading the way, was forced to halt and spun in her direction, walking back to her to match the position."For the past few weeks, you keep repeating the same thing with no precision."She paused and pursed her lips, then let go,"Being a Dryad doesn't mean that I can read your thoughts. You should come out clearly and not assume that I have a faintest idea of what you're talking about.""Forget it then."The Princess dismissed and began to hurry away. The Dryad, who now was a typical beautiful lady with nice curves and ample bosom hurried to catch up.She got to her and reached for her left arm, spinning her to hold her gaze."Please."The gentle word escap
I CHÓRA TOU VULCAN.~The King and His Queen~"As we all can tell. Things haven't been what they used to be in the past few weeks. And you all know what that means."Vulcan's pace on the words was slow but thoughtful. He seemed to be conscious of making sure that his voice travelled to the multitude of citizens who had been increasing by time.He walked away from the door of the palace, holding Athena's hand. He halted after guiding few of his steps as well as his Queen's to just a stone throw from the public."Of course, we do have a good news too, amidst all the odds."He took a peek at Athena and nodded. Then back to the public,"In a month time, the project which had been going on since over two months would know its completion. And when I say, project, I mean the forts, ramparts, Colosseum, bridge over the large lake and other royal constructions."He fancied the necessary royal pause
The Palace."Put the light out!!!"Vulcan's voice, no matter how loudly he had yelled and called, seemed lower than his growing confusion. His eyes keen on the group of guards pouring out water on the blazing fire eating into the fort in the palace square.The side of his face suddenly caught a figure walking out of the palace. He turned quickly in that direction, as Athena walked briskly towards him."Where have you been?"He looked away from her to the guards who kept running about. Trying their best to fix the scar the monster had left on the palace."Tending to some business.""Business quite intense than being around your Lord at this critical moment?"His ogle was tamed but the tempo of his voice was unbridled and couldn't hide the swelling rage."It's something I had to do, my Lord.""Without my consent? I bet you just do whatever you think best for you wit
In the woods.~The King and his Queen / Ayla~"How far more shall we go? No sign of it anywhere."Vulcan considered the rift up ahead of them closely then held Athena's face in his gaze."It seems like we've come to a stop."Her face was glued to the front as their horses came to a stop. He traced the side of her face to the direction. He already knew what to expect,"You mean, the rift? We can't cross it?""Of course we can but it comes with greater risks."She climbed off her white horse and walked towards the rift as Vulcan took suit. There were at least fifty horsemen behind them. But the warriors knew too well to keep their space between the royal horses and theirs."Help me understand."He caught up with her. She was standing few steps away from the rift. There was a swelling fog at the other end of the rift. And at their end of the rift, there were green patches of stic
At the Palace.~The king and his queen~"Why don't you get jealous?"Vulcan's eyes emphasized how raving his heart lapped on his voice. He was seated directly opposite her in the royal chamber. She was seated on the bed."Jealousy is one of the three greatest defects of humans."She replied, keeping that cool beautiful face. He stomped his left foot and leaned forward in displeasure,"I'm mad at you. So do not play around words with me. Answer my question reasonably or either of us would regret having this discussion."She stood up from the bed and walked over to him. She sat on the arm of the one-seater wooden chair, decked with the skins of cheetah and cowries lacing the bases.She put her arm across the top of the breadth of the chair but he shot,"Don't touch me."She took a deep breath and stood up. She paced the room for a while with no words. He seemed to had gotten tired of i
Several months later.~The king and his queen~"Die! Die! Die! Die!"An echo of the chant swelled to fade as it travelled across the four corners of the circular Colosseum. A woman wounded in wild ecstasy threw both her arms in the air, a fierce movement which threw her two handful boobs out of the loose gown. A man standing next to her reached out his hand to feel the swell of the inviting mounds, but another standing across from the other side spared a quick punch, which shifted some of the tissues in the former's nose. A fight was birthed. A fight quite mediocre to the death-battle, at its peak, in the midst of the arena."His head... his head... his head."A gladiator bathed in thick sweat and patches of drowsy darkened blood threw his gaze in the directions of the audience who kept telling him what next to do. He was standing over another, who seemed too weak to stand.After a long millisecond reverence t
Same.~The King and his Queen~"Who are you?!!!"For the first time, came a deep, thick, and slightly fuzzy voice from wine. Vulcan and his lover turned to their back. Twas the king of Aiowa, probably seeking an attention or meaning, to bring the insolvent peace and quiet to a halt.The king of Aiowa walked out of the hollowed space towards the front and nodded slightly to Vulcan, eating up Athena with a slightly contemptuous gaze; a gaze stalked by tons of questions."And who are you too?!"This question was directed to the archetype Athena in the heart of the arena."What did you mean by the first question? Are you doubting the authenticity of my queen?"Vulcan argued, his ogle pacing the grim face of the king of Aiowa. But both of them were deprived of they comeback as they all heard a sudden wail from the heart of the arena.Everyone turned in that direction, even the crowds caug