Chapter one

Written by Hossana Ojoniko Isaac

Two months later


Adrian : please don’t kll me I’m pleading please don’t kll me

Assassin : sorry Prince but you don’t have a say in this.

He cocked the gun and pointed it at the bI.ood stained prince and pointed it on his forehead.

He staggered backwards but the two guys at his back kcked him so hard that he fell down and hit his forehead against the ground.

They dragged him up and his bI.ood flowed down from his forehead covering his left eye.

The a$sassin gave him a blow with his fist and his mouth began to bI.eed.

He couldn’t talk anymore but was breathing very high, at the verge of de.ath

A$sassin : you’re a tough one aren’t you? I would have taught you a bigger lesson but I wasn’t paid that much. I have better things to do

He pulled the trlgger again but just as he did that, a strong force pushed his hand away and the bvllet hit one of his men

The man yelled and fell down

A$sassin : what the…..

Voice: leave him alone

The as$assin turned back to see a woman who wore a blue garment and covered her head down. The only visible part of her body were her eyes which she used to see.

As$assin : who are you and what business do you have here?

Voice: him, he’s my business
She pointed at the prince

The assassin laughed and pointed her the gvn.
He shot at her but she lifted her hand up and the bvllet hung in the air. She twisted it and sent it back to the a$sassin with an even greater velocity

It landed on his forehead and he fell backwards

The others became terrified because she wasn’t using ordinary means.

She was using magical powers

The prince laid on the floor motionless though he was very much conscious of everything that was happening

He just resigned to his fate and said his last prayers

Meanwhile the mysterious lady was busy dealing with the rest of the assassins without touching them.

She would only touch them whenever she wanted to paralyze them

Few of them escaped but most of them were on the floor of the warehouse.

She moved to the prince and squatted beside him with only one knee on the floor

Lady : you’re really injured

He tried to look up at her but couldn’t

Lady: don’t move, this is going to tickle a little but don’t worry it won’t hurt you

She moved back a little and stretched her palm over his face, a bright blue light shone from her palm unto his face

She began to move her hand over his whole body
Up and down

She did this three times and then withdrew her hand

The light stopped shinning.

She stood up and helped the prince up

He was perfectly healed
No scratch
No scar

He looked at himself in awe

Prince: what…. Did… You do?

He tried to move but she held his hand

Lady : you’re still not strong enough for exercise. Let’s go

Prince : where?
Lady: my home

She held his waist and put his hand over her shoulder then they moved out of the warehouse into the dark night



Blue stood looking at her two friends looking for what to say to them

Blue : I…. I..

She looked away and ran into the woods

Audrey : what? No, wait, Blue

The two of them ran and followed her into the woods. They ran but caught no sight of her

Cindy: I’m scared of this place
Audrey : scared bones

Audrey kept her hands on her waist and looked around

Audrey: let’s go back to the beach house, she’ll definitely come back home

Cindy: okay, let’s go. This forest is starting to terrify me. Wild animals could be here, crawling freaky creatures, I really have to……. Ahhhhhhhhhh, get it off me, get it off me

A green snake had fallen on her from the tree tops.

Cindy fell down and a sharp stick cut her wrist.
The green snake was still on her and she pushed it off with her hand

Audrey: I can’t see it anymore, where is it, let me kill it

She had quickly taken a fallen branch in her hand.

The snake itself was terrified and charged up to defend itself.

It crawled and curled around her leg.

Both Cindy and Audrey screamed.

Immediately the snake froze up into ice

Cind & Aud : huhhh?

It broke up and the frozen pieces fell off her leg

Blue : let’s leave this place

They looked back and saw her.

From the look on their faces, she knew quite well that she had explaining to do.

She smiled
Blue : don’t worry, I’ll explain everything but let’s leave here first

They looked at themselves then nodded.
Audrey helped Cindy to stand up and they followed Blue out.

No one spoke a word to the other

They got to the beach and it was looking so disastrous

Cindy leaned towards Audrey and whispered

Cindy: Blue did all this, but why and how

Audrey : (whispers) id!ot, she has magic

Cindy: ohhhh

They got to the beach house and followed Blue upstairs to her room

Blue: do you guys need anything?

Audrey : I think we need some explanation

Blue sighed and hopped on the bed
Cindy sat on the floor and laid her hand on the bed

Audrey sat on a blue stool

Blue : I’m not who you think I am
Cindy: OMG, you’re truly a wtch. Audrey she’s a wtch
Blue : no I’m not

Audrey : then what are you

Blue sighed and looked down….


Blue sniffed as she choked on her words, tears were streaming down her face and she was in Cindy’s arms.

Even Cindy was crying

Audrey brought a hanky and Cindy took it.
She brought another one and used it to wipe Blue’s face

Audrey : it’s okay baby, don’t cry anymore

Blue : but I want Adrian, and I’m so confused right now, what was he doing with her if she was his sister

Cindy looked up at them

Cindy: the prince doesn’t have a sister, he’s an only child

Audrey : then is she his girlfriend?

Blue : why would he have a girlfriend and ask me out?

Audrey : just forget about him Blue, we can’t answer that question yet. Maybe he’ll come around, he definitely will if it’s you he loves.

Cindy: yes, let’s wait for him. Maybe she used magic on him too. Who knows, she might be a wicked mermaid. Ughhhh

She used her fingers like a paw and waved them towards Blue

The trio laughed

Cindy: so you never loved any merman at all

Blue sat up

Blue : no, it was only Rainbow
Audrey : is Jace handsome?

Cindy: what’s the color of his tail?

Blue : I don’t know, leave me

The three of them laughed and threw more questions at Blue


Cindy and Audrey were going to sleep over.

It was Derek who informed them about Blue’s whereabouts since Adrian told him.

Blue left her room and went outside.
She wanted to be alone

In order to get the two girls off her neck, she gave them a jar of cookies to share.

Knowing the type of person they were, they would want to share it equally

The total number of the cookies were 21

She knew they would share ten ten but start arguing on who to have the remaining one.

She went to the back of the house and looked up to the window of her room.

Her light was on and she could hear them arguing and their shadows moving.

She smiled weakly and moved away.

She went to the beach and looked over the water.

It was cold out there so she began to hug herself

Memories of when she was locked in the dungeon the day Rainbow died came setting in

She sat on the sand and curled up, hugging her legs.

Tears began to flow

Blue : why I’m I so unfortunate? What is wrong with me?

She started sobbing more and the cold breeze was brushing against her body.

Someone called her from the back and she turned her face to see who it was

Ma’am Nina : do you remember your song?

Blue : mother

Her mother moved to her and sat down beside her

Ma’am Nina : do you remember the song you sang the day I was to tell you that we’ll be leaving for the shore?

Blue nodded

Her mother smiled and stroke her hair.
She leaned on her mother’s shoulder and her mother continued to stroke her hair

Then her mother began to sing the song for her.

She closed her eyes and began to sing too

sometimes in life, they’re questions that need answers
you might ask why
but you don’t see why
you try to soar high but things are going down

when the ones you love starts backing off
and your once bright life starts turning dark

but at this point in time, you have to get up
get up and fight the figth
of survival
cos it’s all going to be okay soon
yes it’s gonna be okay
it’s gonna be okay
it’s gonna be OK…aayy

Both of them smiled as they hugged each other

Nina: it’s cold here, let’s go inside

She stood up and helped Blue up. They dusted themselves and went back to the beach house

Cindy: Blue where have you been?

Blue : outside, what’s wrong?

Cindy: it’s Audrey, she ate the last cookie without sharing it with me and now she grabbed two of my extra cookies and ran off to God knows where

Blue sighed and held her hand

Blue : follow me to the kitchen let’s eat some pizza

Cindy: yay! Pizza

They got to the kitchen and saw Audrey about to take a slice of pizza into her mouth.

She froze when she saw them

Blue : what
Cindy: thief, Blue freeze her.

Audrey quickly began to eat the pizza and started to run away.

The two girls pursued her out of the kitchen and round the whole house.

They even got outside of the house pursuing her and laughing .

Ma’am Nina sighed softly and chuckled.

Nina : I hope you’re safe Kyl. I just have this feeling that everything is not okay, but I hope you’re safe


It’s been a week already. Blue didn’t even receive a short text from Adrian.
Sometimes she swallowed her pride and called him but he wouldn’t Just pick up.

She began to wonder what exactly was wrong

Audrey and Cindy had resigned from working in Edinburgh and now work with her at her mother’s working place.

That was the only reason why she was a bit lively apart from the time she spent with her mother.

After working for a few hours, her shift was over so she decided to try and call Adrian again.

Anytime she thought of him or wanted to call him, her heart would start beating very fast

The phone began to ring but no response again.

Tears began to fall down her eyes.

She misses him so much
She loves him
She just wished none of this happened

She keeps blaming herself for rejecting him at first but she didn’t mean it.

She just didn’t want to accept immediately

Suddenly the phone was picked

She jerked

hello… hello… hello Adrian
quit disturbing us please. Adrian doesn’t want you, isn’t the message clear enough?

It was a lady’s voice

who are you?
Princess Gladys of Birmingham, soon to be Queen Gladys of Edinburgh

Blue’s tears streamed down more

Prince Adrian and I are getting wedded soon. You’re invited

Blue left the phone and it smashed on the floor.

Audrey came there just at that moment

Audrey : what’s wrong Blue. Are you okay?

Blue began to sob out and brushed her hand into her hair.

Audrey understood what she was going through after she saw the broken phone.

She embraced Blue and gave her a shoulder to cry on.

For the first time in forever, Audrey felt emotional and her eyes turned teary.

She held Blue so tightly as she cried.

Audrey : it’s okay Blue. Don’t waste your precious tears. Please

She unlocked and looked at her.

She wiped her tears and hugged her again.

Blue finally stopped crying but was still choking and sniffing.

Ma’am Nina came to look for her and saw Blue’s state

Nina: Blue, why are you crying again?
She was already sad to see her daughter this way

Blue : mother…. Adrian…. He’s getting married……

Audrey’s face changed and Blue started another phase of crying.
This time she hugged her mother.

Audrey was boiling with anger

How dare they do this to her friend?
Blue doesn’t deserve this at all

She felt her fist tightening

Audrey : ma’am Nina, can you please take her home. She can’t work in this state

Ma’am Nina nodded and she and Blue walked out


At the castle in Edinburgh

Derek: what the heck is wrong with you Adrian? Are you out of your mind?

Adrian : just let me be, it’s none of your business

Derek: it’s all of my business because Blue is involved

Adrian : well if you want Blue, just have her

Derek: I never said that

Adrian : but that’s what you want right. Just go for it

Derek hit the wall with his fist and yelled

Derek : ahhhh. You idiot, you’re hurting Blue

Adrian : hurting? Did you just say hurting? She doesn’t even love me

Derek: yes she does, Adrian she does

Adrian : you’re crazy

Then he sat down on his cushion and leaned on it

Derek : why are you like this?

Adrian : they made me like this. Elaine, Theodora and Blue, they made me like this. What’s the essence of going after love when love is at your door?

Derek: so that’s why you want to love Gladys too? Huh?

He didn’t reply

Derek: don’t do this man

Adrian : please leave

Derek : what

Adrian : I said leave

Derek : you’re sending me out of your dmn house

Adrian stood up and glared at him

Adrian : get out

Derek moved backwards

Derek : okay okay okay, I’m leaving your house now

He turned and left the prince.

He got out of the chamber and was about going out when he changed his mind and took a turn heading towards Gladys chambers



Derek parked his car and quickly came outside.

He ran to the front door and banged on it

Audrey ran out to see who wanted to break their door

Audrey : Derek?

Derek: Audrey open the door now

She briskly opened it and he came inside immediately

Audrey : how did you find…..

Derek: where’s Blue?

He said panting heavily

Audrey: she’s upstairs and why are you in a hurry

Derek: let’s go

He held her hand and they ran upstairs

Derek : which room

Audrey : that one

They went towards it and opened the door.

Cindy was trimming Blue’s nails

Blue : Derek

Derek: Blue

She ran up and hugged him

Derek : where’s your mom?

Blue : she’s still at work, why?

Derek : girls, get your things ready. We’re leaving?

Girls : why

They said it at the same time

Derek breathed in and out

Derek: your lives are at stake. Gladys is coming for you Blue. She knows you’re here and don’t want you to temper with her wedding. She’s sent her thugs to get you

Girls: what?

Derek: why are you girls just saying everything at the same time

Girls: forget it!

The three girls immediately began to pack whatever they couldn’t do without.

They were doing it so hurriedly

Blue : oh no, my mother’s things

Audrey : quick go get them already

Blue dashed off to her mother’s room. Since she was alone, she turned everything into mini size and kept them into one briefcase.

She took the briefcase with her to her room

Derek : I’ll keep it in the car
He took it and left with it

Cindy: I can’t find some of my things Blue

Audrey : I can’t find my makeup bag.

She sighed

Blue : go downstairs and try to get some of my mother’s important things that you know
I’ll fix this issue and find your things

Cindy: but how will you….
Audrey : leave her, she has magic

Cindy covered her mouth and whispered

Cindy: someone is going to hear you

Audrey bit her palm and she withdrew it immediately

Cindy : ouch

Blue : you guys go already

They left and Blue closed the door. She did exactly what she did in her mother’s room and came out with a luggage.

They hurried into Derek’s car and he zoomed off to the bakery

That day wasn’t a working day but ma’am Nina had gone there to get something she forgot the previous day.

They saw her about taking a taxi and they took her instead and Derek explained what he overhead Gladys saying

Blue and her mother were to be shot dead that very day.

Blue sighed and sat back wondering why Gladys hates her that much

Not that she was even a competition to her.

That very day at night the thugs came but didn’t see Blue and her mother.

They went back and said they’re return the next day until they find them and kll them


In Adrian’s lineage, whenever a lady is pregnant for the prince or king, he must make her his wife.

As you’ve guessed already, Gladys is pregnant for Adrian.
And today is their wedding day

Priest:……… if anyone has anything to say against the couple and doesn’t want them to get married should stand up and testify or remain silent forever

Gladys was just smiling because she knew nothing could stop them.

Adrian looked so handsome in his black tux.

The priest repeated his line and when no one responded, he wanted to proceed into the next stage but a voice stopped them

Derek: this wedding cannot hold

Everyone looked to his direction including the bride and groom

Derek began to walk towards them

The guards ran and surrounded the couple

Priest: what is your testimony young man

Derek : she’s pinning Prince Adrian down with a pregnancy that’s not his

Everyone in the chapel made sounds of surprise and confusion

Derek : Princess Gladys pregnancy is mine

The chapel was thrown into pandemonium.

Adrian looked at Gladys and back at Derek.

Gladys was shocked and confused

Gladys : no no, he’s lying. Don’t listen to him Prince.

Adrian knew the kind of friend he had, he angrily stormed towards him and punched him so hard in the mouth

Adrian : how dare you?

He gave him another punch and he staggered back and held his jaw.

His lips were torn already

Gladys tried to move to Adrian but he pushed her away and she fell.

Everyone began to run out of the chapel.

The prince left and some guards followed him.

Not ordinary guards though.
Hired assassins by Oliver Likes, Gladys former fiancee before she met Adrian.

They blocked him on the way to get his car and abducted him.

They took him to the warehouse and tortured him for days and finally wanted to kill him before the lady showed up



The lady took him to a cottage and laid him on a bed.

The room was bright so he could finally see her face.

He turned and faced her.

She removed her veil and he saw her perfectly

Prince Adrian : OMG, Blue!

She smirked, turned and left the room banging the door behind her


Story written by Hossy Rich
On 2019/07/24


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