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

Cleopatra

By Teodora Penoiu All Rights Reserved ©

Adventure / Fantasy

Chapter 1

"Apophis is close. I can feel it in the pit of my bones, in the way the Nile's waves whisper, in the warm breeze that comes from the South, embracing us with its warmth and comfort, that only show us how dangerously close we are from destruction. I know there must be something we can do, there has to be a way. We can't let this happen" Dr Nefertiti Mubarak shouts. They are all stressed and trust me, none wants to mess with an Egyptian woman when she's mad. Collin and his team learned it on their skin.

"We're doing everything we can, ma'am. What do you expect us to do, go back in time and undo it?" Collin asks pissed off. Geez, she's a handful. But she is a beautiful one. With her pitch black hair, black eyes and olive skin, she can be a Goddess for all they know.

"I think it's time we use plan B Collin. There's no time left to spare" Dr Mubarak says carefully, knowing fully well what she's implying.

"No" Collin immediately answers, not caring for reasons. She won't take her away from him. She can't.

"Collin, I know it hurts but...''

"No, you DON'T! You don't know anything! She is my daughter, you won't take her away from me!"

" I was just being polite, you know she can do as she pleases. She's eighteen now, a legal adult, and her choices don't belong to you anymore'' Dr Mubarak responds as she turns around. This discussion is done, they have nothing left to say to each other.

"How can you do this to your own daughter?" he asks on the verge of tears. "Don't you love her at all?"

"I would be lying if I said that I didn't but remember Collin, we have other children too. We have to take care as well and she fully knows what she's getting herself into. She's not a child anymore" that's all Nefertiti says as she walks out, a lone tear trailing down her cheek before she wiped it out. Now it's not the time to be a coward. The world depends on you.

"Call Miss Carter downstairs please" she tells a maid who quickly bows and leaves.

A few minutes later a girl comes downstairs. She has beautiful dark brown hair that can turn dirty blonde if she stays too much into the powerful razes of the sun. Eyes as dark as the night that seem to look into your soul with their piercing gaze. Normal to big lips that always carry a killer smile that shows her perfectly lined teeth. A tall and slim body that most people envy her for and an IQ bigger than Einstein's itself. I guess there is no surprise why her mother wanted her back after the adoption.

"Yes Dr Mubarak?'' she asks bored.


"I told you lots of times dear, call me Mom or Nefertiti even, there's no need for you to be so formal" Nefertiti tells her with the falsest smile she could muster, but Cleo could see right through it. She wanted something. Typical.

"Cut the crap Dr Mubarak and tell me what the fuck is going on?" Cleo asks fed up with her shit.

"Language missy! Anyway, as I was saying before, it's time for you to act your part" Bitch, ugh I mean Dr Mubarak, told me. Great. What am I supposed to do now? Go to the store and get some bread for her?

"What now?''

"I need someone to travel to the Ancient Egypt to fight Apophis and his evil. And you, my dear, are just the right person for that" she tells me. Great, I am living with a lunatic. Another thing to cut off my bucket list.


Continue Reading Next Chapter
Chapters
1. Chapter 1
Further Recommendations

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...

David Ramati: I can easily identify with the characters as having gone through those terrible times myself. The writer has skillfully brought yet another side of those days to life. A good read which I recommend to everyone.

RedQueen_T: This is the perfect story to read for a light hearted story that keeps a reader with a fluttering heart. I got so close to the characters and came to care, I cried tears of joy for them. The intimacy was lovely it left it mostly to the readers imagination. I really hope to read something new from...

More Recommendations

Drew C. Elyon: I've only read one chapter so far, but from what I've seen, this is steampunk at its best. The narrative flows so beautifully I could envision every scene in an almost cinematic fashion. I believe in the complexity of simplicity, and this story has that in its descriptions.

Kevin Brand: My overall rating: 4.8/5 starsLoved. Every. Second. Everytime I came back to continue reading I got this overwhelming feeling of getting hooked on the first sentence... Over and over and again!The only things that were missing for me include more descriptions on what happens when Reuben touches s...

uccowade: im not quite done....200 pages left. very well written. my only criticism would be the minor spelling, grammar and structure errors. needs more polishing....regardless I was able determine how word or sentences were likely intended to be written. errors we're relatively minor in frequency and...

bloodrosemaiden: I love this book!! I have read it several times and though there could be improvements I applaud the author. I know positive feed back is appreciated!! I enjoy reading about the learning the different character's backstories, and the affects in the overall story!

{{ 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.