I am SO sorry this is so late. I was so rushed and stressed today…..
Here is the long-awaited part six. I’m really sorry again. I’m going to work harder so that I don’t get so behind with my posts. Thanks for being so patient, I’m so sorry again!!!
NOW TOLD IN THE POV OF JASMINE… 🙂
“Thank you.” the princess said and motioned for the girl to leave.
Then I had this weird pang in my heart. I wasn’t always one for mercy and compassion, but all of the sudden, my heart went out to this girl and I couldn’t deny the questions that went through my head. Was she being treated good? She looked as thin as a toothpick, did the King ever see to it she got nutritional food? What lay ahead for her future?
“What’s your name?”
“You don’t have to call me that. I know I’m technically royalty but–“
my mother cut in. “Leave now, Jenna.”
“No! Come back!”
“No, Jenna, leave! I have a higher authority than her! Obey me! Or else!”
Jenna ran off.
“Mother, how can you do that? I just wanted to ask her some questions!!”
“Why fool around with the servants? The King has so many of them! The little girl doesn’t matter!” my mother said.
“You don’t even care for her? What about her future? Does the King shelter old people who can’t work anymore?”
My mother went silent.
“You know, don’t you?” I pried.
“He’s only been King for so long. His servants haven’t become so old yet. Maybe he’ll be different and not do the same as all the other kings did.” My mother finally said.
“What did all the other kings do?”
“You’re not going to like this.”
“They slaughtered the ones that were too old to work anymore.”
“I want to spare that girl’s life, too!” I argued. My mother pointed her hand at me.
“Stop it!!! Do anything more with your magic and you’ll regret it!” I yelled at her. “Jenna will get killed in no time at all, time flies!! Have YOU ever been a servant?! NO! I DON’T THINK YOU HAVE! You don’t know what it’s like!”
I saw something change in my mom’s eyes. For a minute, she seemed to be having a two-second flashback, then they raged with anger again. Then she closed them for a moment and turned away sadly.
“I know what that’s like.” She said quietly.
“No. I’m sorry. I’m just going through a rough time right now. I feel like time is running out – for your friends, and with me and my father. I’m so heartbroken and hurt. I just want him to except me. I’m so angry – I’m never good enough for him! I’m sorry for taking my anger out on you………” she told me. “I’ll explain later about me knowing exactly what it’s like to be a servant, rather, a slave really. You can help that girl Jenna.”
I hugged her, then called Jenna back in.
“I don’t have a family.” Jenna mentioned sadly.
“Then I’ll find someone to adopt you! I won’t let the King kill you!”
“Yes. Right now, I have to go save two very special people, but stay here and keep serving the king – you have my honest word – I’ll come back for you and help you. I promise.”
I told her truthfully.
We were gone in an instant.
to be continued