Mezzjowdie would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

The Choice

By Mezzjowdie All Rights Reserved ©

Romance / Fantasy


King Deltan Fierce had ruled the land for over three years now. It was not an easy reign, taking over a mismanaged realm was like stepping into war without any shield, but because of birthright he had no option but to sit on his throne and rule the immortal realm.

“If only there was a way to get someone over to their side and start negotiations” Cal suggested, he was a wise immortal who has served three kings prior to Deltan. He was the most respected elder. His old age has never hindered his wise thinking. He was indeed the undisputable wise adviser hailed from the land of Wizardry and Witchcraft.

A man his middle ages scoffed “Do you think they will listen to that messenger?” the man stood up “the last time we did that they decapitated the messenger and sent his head to the palace!” Alder’s raged was evident in his voice, there was no mistaking that he was not over the death of his own, after all that messenger was his son. Alder always wanted a radical solution to things. The immortals attribute this thinking to the blood that runs in his veins; he was a distant relative to the king, a werewolf.

Deltan could feel the tense inside the meeting hall; it was as thick as the snow that was piled up outside of the immortal stronghold. He could feel a headache coming; it was tough to be king. It’s tougher when you are young and inexperienced.

Finally Evan stood up, he was from the healer’s County. Good old Evan, his father in law who always has a kind heart and has a way to calm things down.

“Now gentleman, there is no need to raise our voices, I bet his majesty is considering all our suggestions and will be weighing things before making a decision” he gave Deltan a polite smile. Deltan nodded and hurriedly changed the subject.

“Evan is right, I will think things over and deliver my decision soon” Deltan stood up and exited the room.

Deltan sighed as the heavy oak doors of the meeting hall closed. His dark blue eyes stared at the snow that was falling from the sky covering the Stronghold’s grounds in white.

‘Casia…” he whispered that name with a painful expression before making his way towards his quarters to be left alone.

“Papa, what is it like to be inside the Stronghold?” a young girl asked as she walked with her father in the busy streets of the shopping district.

“Well, it is amazing if you ask me, there are guards everywhere, precious jewels and the King lives there”

Her green eyes sparkled with excitement “When are you giving me a tour of the place?”

“Darling, you wouldn’t want to be there” Evan stopped walking and turned to her young daughter “You belong outside of the Stronghold; no daughter of mine will ever enter that place”

She pouted “But why?”

“Because you my darling Casia, is precious to me” Evan replied with a smile.

Evan St. Claire sat on his study nursing a glass of whiskey in his hand. His polite smile gone, it was replaced with an expressionless face. The door to his study quietly opened and his loving wife Lillia entered with a sad expression.

“How did the council meeting go?” she inquired

Lillia watched her husband drink his whiskey before answering “Heated as usual”

She slowly took a step forward but her husband’s tears stopped her in his tracks. The sudden anguish in his voice and expression caught Lillia off guard.

“They were discussing about war!” he threw his glass “Have they even taught of her! They didn’t even consider her memory in all of this; those oafs have nothing in their sick minds but power”

Lillia rushed to her husband’s side and gave him a tight embrace. “Love, you need to calm down. She doesn’t want to see you like this”

“My darling daughter had to lose her life over their power struggle, how dare they forget her memory!”

Lillia bit her lip to stop her tears “I understand, but didn’t we promise Casia we will be strong, we will help Deltan for the sake of everybody”

Evan started pounding his chest, “I should not have agreed to it, I should not have let Casia enter the Stronghold, our daughter would still be alive and well. If only I wasn’t too filial to my duties I could have saved her life”

Lilla went down on her knees and made her husband look into her eyes “Love look at me” Evan looked at her with swollen eyes “We still have a daughter to save, we have Emma” tears streamed down her face as he reminded him of their youngest daughter “Remember why you’re keeping up these appearances, you have to keep her alive.”

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, Mezzjowdie
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

zoheusher20: What more can I say? The writing style and little details drew me into the book and for the entirety of the story I was Juliet. I felt her turmoil and emotions and every trouble or triumph as they arrived. This story was very different and had quite a few little but unexpected twists that made it...

Marijana1: The melancholy present throughout this story has the power to influence and etch into the minds of the readers, to stay there and refuse to leave even after they have finished reading the story. This is a deep, powerful story, making the readers wonder about everything – about love, about their e...

Dr.Strangelove: not the ending I expected.

Ilanea Zavala: I loved it and well I really hope you continue writing more to the story.

cato50802: this book is truly well developed and truly captivating, I thoroughly enjoyed every part of the book. there are little to no grammatical errors, and the characters are very interesting. it’s one of those books that’s hard to stop reading!

KerryMI: One would think the idea of vampire loving man has been over flogged, yet this story's fresh perspective on Vampires, how they live and how they connect with humans is so effortlessly narrated that it almost becomes truth. Your writing was fast enough to keep me greedily turning each page but slo...

More Recommendations

Sonali Srivastava: It is very Fancinating to read a story full of Fantasy and specially when love is not complete as story , I really like the Imagination of Author and his writing skill, u dictated everything so beautifuly that when I read it I lost in the story and I hope I will read soon the second year of Zakir...

Nanasha: I thought I'd written a comment on this story, but for some reason, I guess it didn't go through. Anyway, so this story is intensely addictive. I liked how the author uses established mythology but then gives it a unique twist. The idea of goblins all coming from the head of the king is an ama...

Ashley Kimler: I love the drama and the darkness of this story. Sadly, I was distracted my editorial errors and couldn't delve into it. The grammar mistakes kept me from being able to forget where I was and immerse in the story. If not for that, I think I would have given this chapter 5 stars. My advice to the ...

nehmeyasmin: It was the most heart warming but heart breaking story ever and I want the next part right away. It kept me hooked until the end even though there were a couple mistakes it was truly amazing. I think this book could go far if it wanted to

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.