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Juliet is the daughter of a college professor, a deceased professor now. Buried under the bills and debts she is drowning and seeking an escape. She finds it in the man on her doorstep. Or should she say Jackal shape shifter, Zarek has the answer to her problems, she isnt meant to remain in the human world. She is the missing daughter of Anubis. The Peace Keeper. Unable to fight her desire for escape she returns to Egypt with him. To find it all true. She is Aishe illegitimate daughter of Anubis and Isis. View table of contents...


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Submitted:Jan 11, 2012    Reads: 384    Comments: 4    Likes: 2   


Zarek perched on the ruins of a burial ground, his eyes traveled through the dust and sand to seek for the lights of the secret caravan. It was his job to ferry the child inside, and out to her gaurdians. It was a precarious job, keeping this a secret from the other gods. Being a servent to Anubis himself it was an honor to be doing this. He froze as he scented the air, he couldnt sense anyone, and it was past time for the caravan to be here. He hopped from his perch and shifted into jackal form, he padded into the sand seeking a scent to lead him to the late caravan.

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Gordan stood from his campfire and tugged his robes tighter around himself. He could have sworn he'd heard something, he skirted a pillar that had crumbled centuries ago. He was here on an archeological dig, his guide and partner had gone into town the night before, and unwilling to see anything go to waste Gordon had stayed in the burial ground to research and hopefully unearth a mummified person. However in the dark that seemed insane and the fire kept him company. But he rounded a few moer ruins to find light, torches were flung tot he ground, a riding box was flung on its side, dozens of men and women dressed in anchient traditional dress were strewn about bleeding and dead. He stared in horror and edged around a few dead people, one jerked out and grabbed his leg. He muttered something undecipherable and died on the spot. Gordan was on the verge of a heart attack.

A tiny wail rent the air and he jerked at the sound, he hurried to the riding box and jerked the curtain aside. Inside was a tiny basonet, with a squirming baby inside. Pulling the live child free she cried anew, she had bright gold eyes, and she was swathed in pearly silk. He looked around as voices invaded his hearing. Panic rose in his throat and he ran to the camp, dampening the fire and climbing onto his camel, he tucked the baby against him and tugged his bags up, he took off intent on getting to civilizatin where he could get help.

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Zarek stared in horror at the remains of the caravan, he reached the riding box and ripped the curtain aside, she was gone! Aishe was gone! He looked around and scented trechery, the smell of Osiris, and oddly his enemy Set. Perhaps it was but the scent that was mixed, unsure Zarek stepped back and whispered a magic spell, it dissolved their remains and sand lifted like the sea burrying the evidence, humans could not see this. Who had taken the princess?

Zarek bound off towards the gateway to Duat, he needed to see his master. The gates were scattered about most ruins leading to the different abodes of the Gods. He needed to inform his master the Peace Keeper was kidnapped. He arrived at the gate and stepped through, air rushed as the ate opened for huim. It closed almost immediatly. He made his way through the cold chambers to the main one. He stopped upon entry as the God Anubis stood, his jackal head was ebony, his skin a dark golden color, he wore a long coat without sleeves, his legs were bare the traditional wraparound skirt that abrely covered hjis muscled legs. His chest was bare save for a huge amulet of gold around his neck. His arms were huge adorned with jewelry and gauntlets. He was on his feet and Zarek entered kneeling with his head to the floor. "Forgive me my lord, the caravan was attacked." Zarek started.

"Aishe?" Anubis asked, his deep voice was marred by darkness, his tone insipired fear. Zarek trembled ready for his master's wrath.

"She was gone." Zarek spoke. Anubis' roar of anger was punctuated by a huge wave of dark energy. He seethed and Zarek chanced a glance at his master, Anubis stood tall as he turned his jackal head morphing to the human one he showed no one but his deceased wife, his daughter Kebechet, and Lady Isis. He stopped next to a mirror and waved in front of it.

"Anubis? Now is not a good time." Isis' bright voice wove through the mirror. Zarek would swear to his soul that this weak voice of Anubis' didnt exist. But the anguisj of losing his second daughter no doubt raked his soul bare.

"Aishe is gone." Anubis spoke.

"What?!" Isis roared, her voice became high pitched like that of a birds, she screamed in fury. "What happened?!"

"The caravan attacked." Anubis spoke. "She was gone when my soldier got to them."

The fury of Isis was nothign compared to the sob that sliped from her, Zarek looked up in shock as Isis appeared suddenly, Anubis enveloped her in his arms and Zarek screwed his eyes shut. This was a forbidden act, Isis was married to her brother Osiris, but this odd union had begun nearly a year and a half ago. Her marriage to her brother was long vanished as she was sobbing in her secret lovers arms. "Begone Zarek." Anubis ordered.

Zarek stood and backed from the room, he clencehd his fists and cursed his failure, how could he lose Aishe, the child whose existance was pure, her purose wa to bring peace. Who had taken her?





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