“Mommy mommy please”, the little girl plead her mom with her little doe eyes.
“No Jane you have to sleep you have school tomorrow”, her mom said tugging her.
“But mommy just one time only one time please mommy”, the little girl was determined to get an yes from her mother.
The mother sighed you stubborn little munchkin she thought and gave in “ Okay only once”.
“ Yeahhhhh”, jane was excited to hear her bedtime story of a brave women who sacrificed herself for her people. The woman whose end is still mysterious and who the young girl was named after. The story of Jane.
And the story started....
Long long ago and far far away on a full moon night just when the clock struck 12 the scream of a woman was heard. It was so loud that it could be heard by the entire universe. The king was terrified he was aware that this pregnancy was difficult for his queen and this delivery will be different the oracle has already warned him.
Getting help from a witch can never be without consequences he knew it well but he was the king , the alpha of alphas. He wanted his heir to be a boy a powerful one of all to rule his subjects he never believed a girl was capable of doing so. He believed a girl could be a warrior but never a ruler and only a man is capable to do so. His philosophy is that men and women can never be equal yet she can’t be treated as slave either she should be protected she can explore to an extent but under men and not above him.
So when he learnt his mate was pregnant he was indeed delighted but when the Oracle suddenly appeared one day and announced his first born is fated to be a girl everything came crashing down. He was desperate so desperate that he could go to any extent to change the fate.
The queen's initial days of pregnancy was spent in depression seeing her loving mate hell bent on changing fate something that should be never messed with, as there will always be consequences. But sensing her mate helpless without having food or sleep and being not able to see him it took a toll on her. Even their subjects were affected but their kings craziness.
Initially she tried to change his mind she tried to make him understand that a woman can be as efficient as a man be it taking care of a family or rule over the entire world. But the king was not convinced, so she secretly visited the oracle seeking for help she was afraid that her king may go insane.
“Your highness “, the oracle bowed when she spotted the queen.
“stop your acting Melinda tell me what should be done to stop all this craziness”, the queen's cold voice echoed
“Your majesty I dono what you are talking about”, the oracle said innocently.
“You visited the king letting him know of the future ,oracles don’t go around announcing future of everyone what is that you need”, the queen raised her eyebrow flashing her canines.
The oracle visibly flinched she may see the future but her strength is nothing compared to that of the queen. Any sane human being will be terrified on seeing the queen her flashing her canies and claws in defensive position ready to attack if provoked.
“We oracles don’t act on our own we play according to the wish of moon goddess my lady”, the oracle answered not meeting the Queen’s eyes.
She was surprised that the queen saw though it, it’s true oracles don’t go around preaching everyone’s future and if it’s done then it’s because the moon ordered them to do so. Even the king was not aware of it, who said women are not capable of ruling. The moon has planned something big for them she could sense it and she was ordered by the moon to guide them just by her plan.
“What plan does the moon have for me there must be a way to stop this craziness “, the queen asked in a calm voice.
Suddenly the oracles eyes turned white as she started floating in air her white dress started emitting rays like that of a moon. The queen bowed kneeling before the powerful glory.
“Do not fear my child everything happens by fate that child of yours will make history, travel towards South and what needs to be done will be done and sacrifices will be made change of heart will happen, only sacrifice of loved ones can melt a stone heart “, the angelic voice said, the queen knew it’s the moon telling her what needs to be done.
Slowly the glow died down the oracles feet touched the ground her eyes turned normal but her heart was heavy her eyes watered because she now knew what was going to happen, sacrifice are going to be made. The kingdom is gonna fall in despair “let the moon have mercy”, she prayed as the queen left.