Mira was slumped on the floor of their bedroom, crying and clutching her four-month-old baby bump as the strange man towered over her.
Reignald was across the room on his knees, bound, bruised and beaten as two men held him down while he struggled to break free and get to her.
“Please... Don’t hurt her. Don’t hurt my family.” He pleaded.
An elderly man stood in the middle of the room. He wore a shiny black robe. He had dark skin and stern eyes. He looked at Reignald then Mira and then back. He took a small orb from his pocket and when he flicked it, strange symbols appeared and floated in the air. He started reading it in a foreign language, Mira did not understand.
Then she felt a warm glow from inside her belly that flowed through her veins to her brain. By some strange occurrence, her baby translated the words for her and she understood the man’s message.
“Prince Rix of Zeihron, known as Reignald Allen of Earth, son of King Ralix The Conqueror of Seven Galaxies, from the House of Frewoex, you, together with a group of highly skilled Zeihronians, were sent to this planet on a mission to harness biological and chemical elements necessary to find a cure for the illness that plagued our world and killed most of the female population.
You were given a new identity and the humans you interacted with were embedded with new Earth memories from your childhood until your Earth age of 23 to discreetly live among the humans without revealing our existence on this planet.
You have threatened to reveal the existence of Zeihronians on earth by marrying and cohabitating with the human Mira Capili and now fathering an abomination.
You are hereby sentenced to two revolutions of Zeihron around the star Gaihro in the Dark Tower of Nagul. The human and the abomination will be disposed of accordingly.
By My Hand and Seal, King Ralix of Zeihron,” the man read.
Panic flared within him. “Disposed of? What do you mean disposed of?! DON’T YOU DARE HURT MY WIFE! DON’T EVEN TOUCH HER!” He screamed as he pulled and struggled against his chains and the two men who held him.
“Reignald!!!” Mira cried as the man standing in front of her pulled her up by the arm and dragged her to the door.
“Miraaaaa!!!” He yelled as he furiously punched and kicked the two men who held him but his already beaten body can only do so much.
“Reignaaaald!!!” She screamed as the man carried her out of the room.
Mira moaned softly under him as he leaned in to recapture her lips with his. She pulled him closer to her, digging her nails on his shoulders, pleasure filling her to the seams.
And finally, as he fervidly pushed his girth into the depths of her core, they chanted each other’s names and climaxed together.
“Oooh… Reignald... ”
A bright yellow light exploded from their bodies and across the room then slowly faded as they came down from their high.
Mira sobbed as Reignald laid beside her, pulling her with him.
He held her as she snuggled on his chest. “I remember. I remember everything.” She cried. “They took me to a glass pod and then I saw a blinding white glow. The next thing I knew I was ringing the doorbell at my parents’ house with two suitcases at my feet. They made me forget about you, about us, about everything.”
He pulled her closer and kissed her forehead. “My father, Ralix, made sure there was no trace of my existence here and created a different reality for you. They wiped memories of me from everyone who ever knew me on this planet. They locked me away while I finished the project I was sent here for and when I was released I had to wait for the right time when Zeihron is brightest in the earth sky to find the fastest way to you. I watched you and Celestine as I waited and longed to be with you every day.”
She looked up to face him and he wiped her tears away. “Don’t cry, Love. Don’t be afraid.”
Mira smiled. “I’m not afraid. You’re here and I’m really happy that you’re back home with us.”
“I know it won’t be easy. There will be complications. Father will come after us and you have to decide about Andrew. I will do whatever you ask, Love.”
She propped herself up on her elbows and looked straight into his eyes.
“My decision has been made. I choose you. I choose us. I guess I knew that all along that’s why whatever I do and however I tried to hide to fill the void in my heart there’s always that one spot waiting for something, for someone— you. Andrew and I should have never happened and I know he’s always felt that too. We stayed together because it was what’s best for Celestine.”
“Do you love him?”
She sighed. “I did. In a way, I did. He became my best friend, my confidante. He was always good to us and he made us happy but he’s not you. He was never able to fill that emptiness within me that longed for you. I love you more than I would ever love anyone else in my life, Reignald.”
He raised her hand to his lips and kissed it before placing it on his chest. “I love you more, my beloved.”
“And as for the King of Zeihron, we will face your father and we will fight for us.”
“That would have to wait for a while, Love. What about right now?”
“Right now, we do that again without all the glowing marks and then I’ll introduce you to your daughter.” She grinned.
“Whatever you say, my Queen.” He smirked.