*NOW TOLD IN THE POV OF JASMINE*
The Duchess and I were King’s dungeon.
“Well, when we were about to be transported to my thinking room, you did exactly what I told you not to do. Pain grew in your body, as I’m sure you knew. That magic was dangerous and I shouldn’t have used it that way! You passed out of the pain and I had no choice but to cancel the magic instantly otherwise we could end up somewhere else and believe me, we don’t want that. Trying to cancel it made a loud whirring noise and we were sucked up into this big tornado thing. We were transported to Malaysia, instead of my thinking room. We fell 20 feet onto packed solid concrete, but thankfully, using my magic, we were able to land softly. You were still out when I realized we were just outside the King and Queen’s castle, lucky us! My parents, the prince and princess I told you about who abandoned me and never wanted to see the likes of me again because of my powers, were now King and Queen. Guards rushed to us. I was gagged and knocked out by order of the King who saw me and recognized me at once. When I awoke, we were in here. I can’t use my hands to lift anybody up – my arms and hands are tied to me with heavy chains!” The Duchess – well, now the princess – said.
“Oh my gosh…”
“Here comes my father, the king.” the duch–the princess said.
“I’ll have you know that interrupting the king could result in lifetime imprisonment, but since you’re obviously so far away from America you didn’t know that, I’ll spare you, you’re just a dumb American.”
I felt like punching him in the throat! No one was dumb, no matter where they came from! So much for staying on his good side.
“I’ll tell you if little miss powerful here can tell me why she’s back in Malaysia.”
He put the sword to her throat. “I SAID, ‘TELL ME’!” He demanded once more. I held my breath. “Just tell him,” I thought. “Or you’re going to die!”
“I-I-I–” she stammered.
“TELL ME OR I WILL PERSONALLY BEHEAD YOU!” The king obviously had a high temper. His anger roared. I could feel tears brimming up in my eyes. “Please!! Just tell him!!” The Princess was family to me. I was related to her, related to the king, Molly and I were related to Malaysian blood. I then had flashbacks of just hours ago when I hurt her feelings so badly….
I had been mean to her all week and she exploded at me.
She was crying too.
When we tried to console her, she ran off without a word. I wish I never did that, even though the Duchess/Princess had mind controlled me to do so.
I missed Molly…
I snapped back to reality when I heard the Princess say: “I….I came to Malaysia to find the…the…the rare pink gem from the mines here….” The king roared with laughter after that. “Are you SERIOUS? Our ancestors as well as us now have been trying to find that rare pink gem for centuries! I’m beginning to believe the Legend of the Unified is wrong….”
“How c-c-can you sa-ay that–“
“I’m the KING, I can say ANYTHING I WANT! Why would you need the gem, anyways?”
“I was going to give it to you and Mother. I thought that once you saw I had something so valuable many a man died trying to get their hands on it, you’d see me as valuable too…and…make me your daughter again.” She admitted, then started crying.
“JUST BECAUSE SHE’D HAVE SOME STUPID GEM DOESN’T MAKE ME WANT HER! SHE HAS CURSED POWERS AND EVIL WITCHCRAFT. AND I’M BEGINNING TO THINK YOU DO, TOO!” The king’s anger flamed like an unforgiving fire. Was now a bad time to mention what the duchess/princess had said about me having a past involving the mines of Malaysia and related to Malaysian blood? Therefore related to her? The King held the sword to my throat angrily.
“NO!” The princess stood up bravely. “Whatever you do, don’t hurt my adopted daughter!” Adopted daughter? I’d never had a mom before. I’d love to have her as a mother. She knocked the sword out of the king’s hands and away from my neck.
“Oh, and, I’ve changed my mind about you, girl. I’m not letting you go! You’re going to stay and my palace and be the Queen’s first lady for the rest of your life! You’re never going home if you ever had one!”
Then the king left.
“Jasmine, listen to me. I have a plan,” she said in a hushed whisper. “If I can’t lift things with my hands I’ll use my mind to have the guard unknowingly unlock this cell door once you’re gone with the King. I’ll find the mines of Malaysia but I’ll need you to help me get the pink gem. Once I’m there I will transport you over to me and we’ll figure out the plan from there, ok?”
“Of course not!”
I turned to the Princess.
“Goodbye, Princess.” I whispered.
“No. Call me mother. Goodbye, daughter. I love you.”
“I love you too!”
I held myself back from saying “see you soon.”
“I AM THE KING.”
TO BE CONTINUED
Note from Madison: OH MY GOSH! I think this is the best series I’ve ever done!! I myself can’t wait for Part 5! XD