Difficult Lovely - Pt 2

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Genre: Romance

Chapter1 (v.1) - Last Council

Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: October 16, 2017

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Chapter Content - ver.1

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The Queen was bored this evening,

After a long day spent tending to her queenly duties, most of which drained her, she still had one more person to tend to. Still, that too would have to wait.

Before her, stood a king from across the sea, seeking her hand in marriage. He was the fifth one this week, who only wanted control of what she owned, and wanted for her to join him and fight with him against enemies that were of no concern to her.

But since she had the most soldiers, weapons, and supplies and handled her business with a shrewd iron fist, it made her the most dangerous queen among all.

She yawned at his proposal, and asked him straight what she stood to gain from this union of convenience. The king was speechless, which caused her to laugh in his face, and have her guards remove him from her presence and out of her kingdom.

She looked down at the man who sat at her feet. He'd been her source of entertainment for so long. He never spoke a word, and always seemed to know when to take his leave.

He sat at her feet now, strumming his lap harp. He felt her eyes booring into him, he looked up to meet her steady gaze. He offered a reassuring smile. She returned his soft smile, then stood from her throne.

With some last words with her most trusted soldier, she pointed to the man sitting on the steps by her throne. The soldier nodded his understanding.  As the queen took her leave, the soldier strode right up to the man with his harp and heaved him up to stand upon his feet.

The man was concerned and confused by what was happening to him. He knew better to fight, and so calmly allowed the soldier to lead him off.

 

Coming upon the sleep chambers, where her deathly ill father waited for his daughter to visit, she closed the doors behind her and approached her fathers bedside. Taking his hand in hers, kissing the top of his to show respect for the fallen king of the throne, she spoke to him in a hushed tone.

"Father, I am here. Please speak with me, let me know you are still here with me". His frail hand tightened around his daughters, that held no real weight for her against her own.

"Daughter, my breath spent here tonight, is to be my last. Please hear me, come closer" he asked of her in his throaty voice. She gripped his hand tighter, but not enough to hurt him. The tears sprung free from her eyes, deeply pained that her only family was to depart from her soon, leaving her alone in the world.

By candlelight he made his peace with his daughter and blessed her to go forth with her life. He told her all the things she'd wonderedabout, if she'd ever made him proud; she had.

He shared with her his dreams that warned of tribulations to come, and advised her on the best course of action to continue making the right decisions for the land and its people. Her people.

He begged her to seek the council of Cecil the old key-master, and his most trusted friend from days of young. "Seek him out, he will honor my final wishes, dear one".

He gazed upon his daughter with glassy eyes imploring her to be strong, kissed her hand in return, then shifted his gaze Heaven-ward. A lone tear escaped his eye with his mouth slightly agape.

"Father? I love you. May Heaven's chariots ..." she couldn't finish her sentence as she slumped to the floor, quietly weeping.

 

Finally composing herself and her resolve, she stood straightening her garments looking upon her father's body.

"Rest now father" she spoke over him as she leaned over to kiss his forehead, and close his eyes. She walked out of his chamber and retired to hers.

 

She opened the door and found the man with the harp waiting naked in her bed, ready to do her bidding.

 

 

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