In the woods.
Prium heard a group of men calling at her. When she left the palace and was walking towards the forest, she had noticed that the men were coming behind her but she had thought that they were only going of their own wills but now that they had called at her.
She didn't want to stop and she didn't. She didn't even look back. She hastened her pace instead. There was only one thing she could think of, giving by the account of what Tahni and Ayla told father the previous day. Rape. Molestation or more like it.
"We won't harm you, stop."
One of the men called again. Prium's legs were trembling as she walked on. But at the call on the last man, she stopped walking. But before turning to face them, she fixed her face,
"Who told you that I'm scared of you all? Even if you plan on hurting me, it would only end as a wish."
She feigned, turning to them. Her face now long and
At the palace."My Lord, this man refuses to take his claim off my land. After what happened to our land and the Queen, blessed Athena came to our aid, there have been misplacements of lands. Which was owed to the destruction caused by those animals from Aiowa. But then after the rain and the land was fixed, returning into a state much better than the way twas before. This man had thus taken that opportunity to steal what is mine, conning his way into my own property. And I have brought this before you, my Lord."The old man stopped talking. His cloth was ragged and his face wrinkled. He reminded Vulcan of his old self.Vulcan sat well in the throne. Athena was next to him. He was glad that she was. He sincerely didn't have the mind of this trouble the citizens were bringing to him. What did he know about being a king?He signalled Athena who took a stance,"With the honor given to me by my Lord, I shall take this matter in
In the woods."Where are you taking us to? We are not your sheep to be led to the slaughter. How can we even be sure that you aren't even working for Athena as an undercover?""Would you just shut the fuck. Would you bathe me with your saliva now?!!"Prium snapped at Ivan, the same guy who had been at odds with her since she joined the group of the five men. She stopped walking and turned to the leader,"I see no reason why I should do what I'm about to do for your group. This retard is getting on my nerves. Pissing me off real hard."The leader walked closer to her to put his hand on her shoulder but then she snapped,"Don't even dare."He looked away and nodded his head. Then he turned and walked to Ivan. He punched him in the face, that his nose cracked and blood swelled at the base of his nostrils. He held firmly unto him,"You won't distract my group again, alright? That's if you want to remain a part of
Same."Where are they running to?"The princess asked, looking past Prium, Ivan and Hava."Isn't it obvious? They are scared. Who wouldn't run away at the sight of terror?!"Prium pretended to be indifferent and bold but deep inside her guts she was quaking and shaking. She hated to admit her weakness. She felt like twould kill her if she did admit to it."You're not in the position to say that, you know Prium. You're very at the mercy of Aynea as the other two men standing behind you, as well as your father and Ayla. The only person who doesn't deserve punishment is Tahni."Prium scoffed at the words of the Princess. The two men standing behind Prium seemed to be trying so hard to believe their eyes. It seemed to them as though they had been caught in some trance."And I'm certain that you'll make an exception for me and my group because it seems as though we now share something in common."
A night. I CHÓRA TOU VULCAN."Why is all this happening now? First, it was Ayla leaving for the gods know where, and now, Prium plotting against us. Why now?"Vulcan remonstrated, seating on a lone chair opposite the royal bed which was laced about its edges with flowers of several kinds. Flowers which were at the mercy of Athena's will. For they changed at intervals even before one could master their traits and flavor.Athena was in bed, reading through a scroll. Occasionally she would look up at her worried husband when he was plunged into his thoughts. But now that he had spoken his mind, she tossed the scroll aside and replied,"Do you feel pity for us or reason, my Lord?"He sat well in the chair made from cedar but dressed in wools and animal skins to ensure the comfort of whoever was occupying it."I don't know what to feel, Athena. I feel like the gods are sporting me. And they seem to take a ke
Aiowa."I'll speak with the king."Ivan shot, glaring at Prium."Why should it be you?"Prium tackled. She didn't care to spare the rest of the group a glance. She was willingly and sternly eating up Ivan with that odd ogle."Because you don't have manners and might ruin the whole thing and we can't afford that. Or can we?"He turned to the rest. Prium turned too and saw the lot nodding. She was about to make a scene, for why should she be humiliated in such manner, but then Hava came on,"None of you two would. Let the princess of our land speak to the king. Since she is the Princess and carries the legitimate heir to the throne, the king will believe easily and we wouldn't have to stretch the unnecessary.""Thoughtful."Ivan shot and Prium glared,"Whatever."The four walked into the fort of the palace which was bordered by lofty ramparts."Travelers."O
In the woods."Your father is on a search for me."Tahni let aside what she was doing and peered at Ayla who was seated on the long lawn of green pasture. They were inside a tree again, and since the new duty of Aynea, which was only known to Ayla, there had been no one to disturb them."How did you know? Why is he looking for you?"She walked over to the spot Ayla was occupying which was opposite a long but pleasant lake, which hummed rhythm to the verses of the whooshing winds."A Nymph is not only tied to her mistress by oath but my magic and sacred codes of the supernals. Of course there are things Athena knows that I do not, why wouldn't there be, it's natural for their to be a gap between a master and the mastered, but then, if thoughts are conceived for long, I perceive it."Tahni was already getting distracted as she shot,"Does that mean you hear every of her thoughts and know what she's
Inside a tree."Won't your lover be pissed that you left the palace, her presence?!"Ayla teased, her keen eyes weighing the weight of Vulcan's readiness. Herself and Tahni were seated under the large oak tree in the heart of the lawn, and Vulcan was opposite the both of them. They were all seated on the green pasture, which seemed like a rug spread by some skilled hands."I see no reason why she should. If twasn't for her permission, I wouldn't be here. She's the reason I'm here."Vulcan let the epistle off. Ayla shook her head and looked away. One could say that that was an expression of jealousy, as her beautiful face contoured and the curve of her cheeks tucked in."So why are you here, father? That name doesn't really sound the same way."Tahni came on, having observed Ayla's reaction. Vulcan saw her did that and replied,"You seem rather interested in a Nymph you recently know than in your f
Through the woods."You've not been yourself!"The Princess complained, holding unto one of Aynea's hands."Aynea be pity all the warriors."The Dryad replied without looking at the princess. The bickers of the warriors marching behind them was heightened enough to swallow their conversation.The both of them were walking before the troop of a thousand warriors behind them. Before them was the group of Prium on horses and the commander of the warriors appointed by the King of Aoiwa. The King didn't bother to follow them. He had left them both in the care of the commander of the warriors and Aynea's."Why do you pity a thousand warriors? Do you think the odds isn't at our own favor?!"The Princess argued further but then the Dryad took a glance at her and scoffed,"If it be Athena truly, hundred thousand warriors are but dried twigs before her."The Princess hated to give up.