My throat constricted at the possibility that I was called in to get tortured emotionally. My breath was shallow and fast. I knew that he didn’t want me to be his son’s wife or consort or even lover. Perhaps he would make me see that I was indeed not born for his son and would do anything to make me realize that now—that Rugien and I weren’t meant to be together in this lifetime.
But I still held on. I had no choice. I was an elite warrior, and this was the path that I chose even though it was originally for finding evidence that the King killed my mother and avenge her.
A moment passed by. The master of ceremony, surprisingly, was one of the healers I saw in the lab. He stepped forward, where I stood earlier. His face was emotionless as he spoke.
“Good evening, fellow Aryan beings. You are here today to witness the selection of the Grand Crown Princess to be wedded to the Grand Crown Prince Rugien, the one and only son of King Behkzur.” He paused. Everyone was qu
There were four female healers present in the room. Ulf was also there; however, it seemed that he was merely there to oversee the process. He was surprised though at first to see me but Domicos explained it to him. He nodded then and looked away.It was my turn to be examined. I went inside a cubicle that was almost as large as my room in the quarters. I created a barrier around myself so that the negative energy from the Aryan healer won’t contaminate me. She was taken aback for a moment for what I did. I just gave her a dry smile and didn’t explain myself. She took off my uniform using her powers and I was bared to her. Ponpon groaned when he landed on the floor face down but was ignored.The healer, named Caayyas, used some gadget that I’d never seen before. I probed into her mind as she was almost too close to me while the disc-like gadget scanned my naked body. I wanted to know what the King planned against me. But I almost gasped but I held it in. It
Nevertheless, the news sounded unbelievable. For a long time, the Furezos stayed hidden in the Furez land in the north, and they never left there. This was the first time that they raided a tribe, and to top it off, the innocent Nazian people. So, why? If they were to raid a tribe, it should be the Indic, which is here.“Well, I think the announcement must be held off for another time,” Rugien declared in a voice that could clearly be heard by everyone. “There is a much more important and pressing matter that must be taken care of immediately than this selection of my Grand Crown Princess.”“I-I must agree with the Grand Crown Prince, fellow Aryan beings. But you may stay here in the palace for your safety,” Domicos said in halting words. Then he turned to the King who stood from his throne.“Daraton, you know where to make them comfortable,” the King instructed the elite warrior, who bowed to him to follow his order. Daraton ushered the guests to get out of
Other elite warriors who were not expecting it were caught by the smoke. They already coughed and groaned. Well, I could just imagine how they feel now, as I experienced it at the Banatan. I knew they felt like dying right now.I transformed into my Arcturian self, using my black aura to cleanse the smoke. As soon as the air was cleared out, my fellow elite warriors that were affected got back their strength and were healed. Then they used their clear helmets as well.They dashed toward the Black Forest where blazing arrows kept coming at us. It was like more than hundreds of them. However, the elite warriors easily managed to parry them now and those were rendered useless. I could now make out the people who were as black as the black trees of the Black Forest. No wonder why it was called Black Forest and why their hiding place couldn’t be found even after numerous raids that the King had made all these years. Thus, only the innocents were killed. That was indeed a pity
I was really astonished upon hearing that. Their leader was a female Aryan being? Well, that was interesting. Indeed!Wait, was it her that I saw in the mind of the Furezo who got imprisoned in Uzob?I signaled Kalith to come to us. He did so in an instant, leaving Bullox and the others to gather the captives, while some injured elite warriors did their best to revitalize their energy. They still had to hear what order I would give them after this. Belatedly, I decided to call on Jegosh as well.“You deliver this message to the King. Tell him that I will meet the leader of the Furezos and I will negotiate for him,” I spoke with the playful Jegosh. I believed that something would happen if I were to send him, judging by his personality. “If I cannot get back to the palace, I’ll have Kalith deliver a message as soon as possible. For now, don’t make the King do anything against the Furezo tribe for an entire day.”Jegosh nodded although his forehead formed some
I thought it was me but Kaiyahv commanded her people who were about to attack me and Kalith. My troop, on the other hand, surrounded us even though we were literally outnumbered. But we had advantage of the technology of the Elite Aryan Army. If what we had would be used properly, combined with our own powers and skills, there was no way that we’d be defeated by the Furezos. The Elite Aryan Army was named as so.“I just need your head to be delivered to the King,” I said.“But you heard what Harrupero said! We didn’t and hadn’t raided the Nazian tribe!” Kaiyahv insisted.I decided to probe into her thoughts to know if she was telling us the truth, if she hadn’t ordered it so. But what I saw in her thoughts surprised me. I saw Miryeob’s younger version, saw her talk to my mother before she became a Queen, and grieved when she heard about her brother’s fake death as well as my mother’s.“What do you see in my mind, Xerra?” she demanded, haltingly as my hand was
The Furezos spread out quickly and with agility that I’d never witnessed before. I realized that they indeed worked hard to be able to defend themselves and to protect their land against the King, although it was unsuccessful until now. The King and General Isoog just got out from the flying capsules, which obviously warped from the palace to get here quietly and quickly.I ducked when a flying sword was aimed at my direction. I quickly ran to take cover behind a tree. The leipods or simply called as follow-the-enemy flying weapons were deployed all over us to automatically track and attack us. They were as big as an Aryan hand with a triangular shape and steel gray color. They flew without sound, hence perfect for surprise attacks as well. Once it sees and locks in on its target, it won’t stop until the target is terminated.“Execute all the rogue warriors and the rebels!” I heard the King’s command.I swallowed and looked at my poniard that was in my hand.
“Or you’re going to break my neck? Is that it?” I sarcastically told him but my hand was still tightly holding my weapon. I refused to be threatened by him despite of the current situation.Rugien suddenly made a more-than-a-superbeing move. He stood right in front of us in less than a split dot. His face was grim that I’d never seen before. His eyes burned with fire as he looked at the General of the Elite Aryan Army.“Ah, my son!” The King followed as well after a dot passed by.I looked at his Creyer. With this distance, I could probe into the King’s mind. However, it was blocked somehow. He looked at me with a mocking and evil grin. He shook his head unaffectedly.“I know your ability, Xerra. However, you cannot use it against me.” He paused. “Even you, Rugien. No matter how powerful you are.” He turned to the Grand Crown Prince.Rugien reached out to my mind, I realized. I let him probe into mine. Now he knew what I discovered. His face went grimme
As the General told me his real name, he attacked me with a whip that he manifested. I barely realized that the name of his brother’s staff was Creyer, which was taken from his name after all. The impostor loved his brother dearly—it was crystal clear to see. It was quite admirable. I could understand since I had a precious sister that I loved so much.Anyway, it was good I was fast enough to dodge his attack. My poniard blocked it the second time, which was caught by it. In turn, I pulled it and slashed it. His hold was broken. I quickly bluffed a thrust but attempted to slash his leg. He was quick to dodge both times it was amazing. He was amazing. I gave him that. However, he just got motionless all of a sudden.I whipped around to look behind me to see who it was. Of course, it was Frith. He used his favorite weapon, the needle, which made the General paralyzed. I smiled, satisfied, at the unmoving Crey.I then paid attention to Rugien and the King who are stil