Sunday, August 31, 2014

Story Snippets - Part Four

Hello, again I don't have much to say.  If this is your first time reading these, I hope you'll enjoy them.
Here is part four of - The King's Daughter

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“Cierra!” She heard her mother shout from her bedroom.
“Yes?” She replied, as she walked into the room where her mother was going through boxes.
“I have something I’ve been waiting to show you.”
Cierra looked confused, “What is it?”
“Here,” Cindy handed her a book with something hanging out of it.
She started to open it but her mother stopped her.
“Just wait, I need to tell you something’s first.” Her mother sighed.
Cierra walked over to the couch, her father was at work and her siblings were splashing in the pool and playing ‘Marco Polo’.
“First off, Kevin is your step father.” Cindy let it out like she’d been holding it back like a caged animal.
“What?!” Cierra exclaimed.
“Let me explain first before you ask any questions.”
Cierra nodded as her mom continued.
“Your ‘real’ father didn’t want to leave us, he had to.  He’s the king of another country.”
Cierra’s face went from astonished to completely confused.
“He lives in another world and I have one of the only ways to get there.  Before you call me crazy, take a look at the first page of that book of yours.”
Cierra opened the book and read aloud:
To my beloved daughter Cierra,
I love you, and I have always loved you.  I’m sorry I had to leave but I had my duties in my world.  You probably are questioning your mother right now, and I don’t blame you.  I put together this book for you; it’s a guide for the world I live in today.  If you accept, I would love to have you come and visit us.  Your mother and I made a deal so that you’d see this on your eighteenth birthday, or at least sometime around there.  Cierra had to stop because she was starting to laugh.
“What’s so funny?” Cindy questioned.
“It’s sounds like he knew you’d give it to me late.”  Cierra giggled.
“Oh goodness.”
She stopped laughing.  “I’ll continue,” She started to read again.
I didn’t leave just the book; there is a necklace I gifted to you.  That is your ‘portal’ into my world.  It’s one of four gateways and counting.  I have people watching for your appearance, they will help you on your journey through the lands of Verilia.  Isn’t it a pretty name? I can’t wait to see you.
Yours truly,
  Davion.
“Davion and Cindy, hmm, its kind of got a roll to it don’t you think?”
Her mother chuckled, “that’s what I thought when I first met him.”
“Does Kevin know about all this?”
“You can still call him your father, and no, all he knows is that you’re his step daughter.”  Cindy looked into her daughter’s eyes. “Now, here’s the real question.  Do you want to go on this journey?”
Cierra contemplated all she just read.  “Yes, I’d love to see my real father, who I haven’t seen for eighteen years.  I still can’t believe this.  Are you sure you’re not just sending me on a wild goose chase?”
Cindy nodded and reached into the box she was looking through earlier.  “I promise.  And promise me you won’t tell anyone who you are and where you came from.” She handed her a necklace in the shape of a key.

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