The stars of Iuka had finally formed. It was time, the bringing of two polar opposites. A connection set into the engraved spirits of the Kinota’s and the Brunki’s.
An arranged marriage that could make or break the entire human race, which even the gods could not control.
Now in the hands of two stone crossed enemies of war our lives were at stake, may their love be in our favor.
I was the first to awake in my kingdom, the dark sky still wore a tent over our heads, but sleep was the furthest thing from my mind. The death of my brother Jodietus still stung in my head preventing me from sleep.
The battle, I was right there next to him, fighting alongside my brother slaughtering those bloody serpents, Brunki’s. He was the strongest man I knew fought with the strength of a thousand bulls. They knew that, that’s is why when it came time to killing him those cowards came across him toward his blind side and murdered him with not one but three men, three dreaded men against my brother. And I, I could do nothing but fall to my knees the same time he fell to his. Holding my breath as I knew he no longer could breathe.
Screaming, yelling, shouting to the top of my lungs with the spirit of him and me both making both sides halt the war and freeze watching me. Too afraid to move or even continue to the battle, some out of respect others out of pure fear of what I would possible do if even one gust of wind disturb my mourning of his lost soul.
No other fighting took place that day, but it didn’t matter I lost my soul the moment I went back to my kingdom holding the shield of my blood, and died when I had to place it in front of my mother and father who cried hysterically, until properly being escorted off into the distance.
As the sun slowly made its way over the hill, the stars of the Iuka were now more dominate in the sky. By next week I will be meeting those dirty snakes in person sitting at a table feasting with them as if we are one. And by next month I will join hands with their b**** of a daughter who I know nothing of other than she is blood to the ones who killed my blood.
I was told I had to do this, for the blood of my people. If I didn’t marry her, skies while become of fire and kill us all, but by the gods I was hoping that would happen a long time ago. They took the only thing I loved away from me, so I no longer feared death. I welcomed it.
The news of the war ending brought tears to my face; I had never truly enjoyed the action of war. I believed in the power of words and writings. But my people would only laugh or look at me strange if I were to bring up the thought.
“If you got your head out of the clouds and out of those books you would see the real world unscripted” my mother would say, but I knew she was wrong I just refused to tell her about it what good would that do me to fight for sound to a deaf man.
Staring out into my kingdom then to the orange and crimson sky, the stars the brightest element to be seen held beauty but meant so much of the opposite. Fate I couldn’t control placed me with people I had no idea why I didn’t like, but I hated them. Weeks from now I will no longer be princess of my land but a submissive queen to someone else’s.
“Kitana darling I brought more of your readings I placed them on your dresser alongside your bed” my house nurse Syria spoke; she was the only one who encouraged my reading, since she could not read herself. We would always stay up late, me reading to her some of my favorites, I promised her one day I would teach her to read but now all seemed to be in vain since little to a few days from now I will be gone.
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