‘Sanabosa’ [Translated to a welcoming greet in our kingdom] I am Kellen the 76th royal grandson of our kingdom. Yes, i know what you’re thinking, being part of the royal family is so damn great for fancy things such as having predisposition for expensive and high end stuffs, not to mention being very well known in every part of the kingdom, expressly with the ladies in our palace.
But it’s not me, i was aloof at royal fascinations i have never felt proud of who i am. i am drowned with everything i have that i want to disappear in one snap, although i couldn’t do that not if i wanted to leave the palace on purpose because i have never seen the outside of the stronghold since i was born.
Everyone in the kingdom only knows my name but not familiar with my appearance. I don’t attend royal gatherings, needless to say that there’s something i want to do outside the kingdom that would satisfy my soul than to have appearance to anywhere else which makes no sense. One afternoon day i find out that there was a hidden place in south part of the kingdom that only few can ever know. It was a place where the ancient methods, wisdoms, and ancient medicine where deposited. I decided that i needed to be there, it will be a perfect place for me to find myself, to be alone and free from the royal duties. So, I have planned to tell it to my personal guard and fighting mentor. He was the greatest warrior of our kingdom, his name is Rey he’s like a father figure to me, as i was his son to him.
He shared everything i need to know in combat fight, and probably some advice about life, honestly this was the only thing that keeps me going, well, aside from reading ancient histories and their way of life. I adore doing finesse combat stance and critical movement offense with or without a weapon on hand. He’s really is an ace to the royals, he win every battle he fought, and to keep the story short i thought he needed to know about my plan because of our close relation.
Like what I’ve said he was a father to me so when told him, he let me go. Such a supportive guy. He said i needed it and he will take care of the royal family. There’s another one person i needed to see and tell my plan before i left to make sure that everything will be fine. Then after that i packed few load and started my quest.
When i got out of the palace i felt like i was unshackled and feeling the gentle wind was awesome. I was a mile away from the kingdom within the gigantic bushes that almost caresses the heavens. i only seen this drawn in some pages of ancient writings. After a while i heard some people shouting, i couldn’t hear what they are yelling but it was clear that they are riding horses. I intended to raise my hand for it might be the royal army... I was wrong. “Holy good lord! These are thieves... No maybe scavengers?”
I run as fast as i can, but they were really fast i got caught. I raised both hands in the air as a sign of submission, and with all composure i told them i was part of the royal family which i thought a smart way of leaving me alone. Again i was wrong. They laugh at me as if it was the greatest joke they have ever heard in their entire lives. There are exactly ten of them. Eventually they stop from laughing. “I’m sorry my prince, and excuse if we will abduct you for a while in exchange of money... [Loud laughing then continued]” They tied me up, cover my entire head in a piece of blanket, and stacked me with the rest of the other hostage inside a cage ridden by a huge chariot. At least i wouldn’t mind walking and suffer from terrible sprain, saves me from heavy lift, surely it’s better this way. I heard them say they were heading south, so, what a coincidence, I’ll just play my role here and wait until it’s time to escape.
[A commotion just commenced, sound of sword fight can be heard clearly]
There were four of us inside the cage and i can smell that I’m the only guy along with them, they were starting to cut loose, but not the one in front of me i can tell by seeing blurred images through the blanket that covers my sight that she’s composed, afterwards the lady in front me instantly untied herself and help the other two lady. Then after she helped them she went outside and fight the hostiles.
She was amazing but wait, why am i still tied up? Im supposed to be helped as well, im part of the hostage situation. What is happening? We were ambushed... And they overtaken the thieves’ possession. But i think they are good people, they just didn’t untied me yet but at least i guess they won’t sell me or anything...
Damn it i was wrong again.
So, the ‘good people’ who ambushed the thieves and apprehended them was aiming to save the couple lady hostages, i heard them saying that they were reportedly missing and that the lady in front of me was part of the saving process. I can hear her say.
“I have been following them for two consecutive days, and i got the chance to hitch myself as a hostage this morning and find a perfect place to execute the ambush... You two are safe now.” the two of them then showed their gratitude to the lady.
She has a lovely feminine speaking voice, i can’t help it but to utter this words of appreciation. “That was great, im amazed. I would profoundly appreciate if you can untie me...” No one answered. “Helloo?”
I can hear them talking about me, what are they going to do about me, it’s either of the two. First, is they are going to set me free, second, they are going to trade me, but this two? Aren’t my options for me to choose. As a courtesy of the lady she untie me from the cage but not within my two hands. “We can’t trust this man he must be a spy from other kingdom.” “You. Where did you came from?” Asked the man whose part of the ambush attack. i didn’t say anything “Take him.”
Just as i thought that they would release me, they have taken me somewhere else. Somewhere windy and breezy air, I can hear a gust run of riverside. They asked me to stop, placed a blind fold in my eyes, now i can’t see anything.
Everything went black. I continued to walk as they do, it’s a little thirsty so i ask for a little drink. “Ahm... Do you mind if could drink some water.” Still i didn’t get any response, then after a couple of minute we finally stop. This is it. Someone cut the rope, and ushered me to one place. “You said you’re thirsty right? Here, have yourself a drink.” The man cut me loose and as i was about to turn around, he pushed me, I don’t know why but from where im standing at was a little unsteady, i lost my balance and i felt like i was in the air.
I’m falling not in love but im falling in at least thirty feet cliff from the water level, i feel spank as i stormed down the deep water, I was still under the water when i took off my blindfold. The greenish look from above water bank was clear as i had my sight in it and swam across the river aisle.
When i took a peek from below, they were gone already. I didn’t get the chance to take a subtle glance to the lady, it was drastic how they treated me, although i was a little grateful that they didn’t kill me, well, who would die from dropping a cliff, I didn’t, maybe just a few?
Next time i wouldn’t involve myself in any kind of hostage dilemma, and this time i was quite right. I didn’t expect to be this harsh the outside of the kingdom is, but i am not losing hope at anyone, i know there will be someone who will show an appropriate manner. I went down a village to prove myself, only to find out thieves and deceitful act are vulgar in some areas.
How in the world is this happening? Im pretty sure the king exerted all effort to provide shelter, food and resources for a better living of every village, i have seen it approved with my two clear eyes.
There must be a problem with transport or something else that interrupt the growth of the villagers. I try to buy food and the owner checked the money if it’s not fake, i am the only customer he had, i talk to him to buy me some time and also to see how’s the villagers doing. He actually seems nice but his words are very limited, one question responded by one answer. He said something: “Listen young man if i were you, i won’t stay here for long even more for the night. If you want to live longer.” Then that’s it, i didn’t even finish my food but he took the plate and ask me to go.
Before i could go, there’s three men disrupted me and ask for money. Darn it, i should have listen to the old man. He saw me frisked by the three guys.
“You’re new here aren’t you?” I tried to lie just to make them feel they’re barking the wrong tree. “I am from here...Ahm... Next village.” I said. “What village?” This time i knew I’m screwed, so i warn them. “Alright... Listen i don’t want trouble, i don’t want to hurt you either.” And that’s it, they laugh at me.
The first man pushed me right into the food stall where i have eaten, and what happen to the food stall was very disturbing, the chair break, the tables wreck and i was on top of it resting. The food stall owner tried to make them calm, but the first guy pushed him as well, the food owner is down and i can see his nose bleeding. That was the time i made a stand and take it seriously.