The King's Dynasty

 

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The feast

 In the beautiful kingdom named Nebula, a big feast is happening in the palace of King Hilbert's household. King Hilbert sitting on his throne, his crown was golden brisk made with rich jewels and his golden blonde hair almost matched his crown. Besides  him were his wives Queen Abelia, she had a beautiful brown hair color that was braided and she wore a green colored gown which represents the feast because of the unborn child she is going to have the color of green represents fertility and Queen Eliane wearing a beautiful red gown sits elegantly in her throne . The king and queens were all surrounded by nobles, kings, queens and all the wealthiest people you can find in the flourishing kingdom of Nebula. King Hilbert's son Prince Felix was sitting on his golden rich throne. He was only six years old and he looked outta place and was quite gloomy. He sat besides his mother Queen Eliane who has been starring at him for a while now since the feast began. Prince Felix looked so much like his mother, he had her features. Such were are citron colored green eyes, her radiant auburn hair color and her charming smile. But underneath Felix features there some dark secrets that Eliane herself is ashamed to open. She knew the consequences but is ready to bury the secret to her grave. Elaine eyes were full of anger and disappointment. Although Felix looked like his mother he had no facet of features from his father it did not bother the king for boys do tend to like more like their mother sometimes according his tradition . 

 

Elaine had fizzled out until her husband touched her soft delicate arms. "My Queen you look sad. "No I am not my lord our son his going to be having a sibling and that is the best news since we had Felix". "Yes and I am hoping it's a boy, the king replied. The word "boy" Alarmed Elaine and she quickly took her hands off the king. Official Herron the leader of the court council looked at Elaine and the king in contempt. He puts on a forceful smile takes his golden glass cup ready to make an announcement. "Ladies and gentlemen we are all here to congratulate Queen Abelia on her pregnancy and we are hoping this gift is a joy to the kingdom and this land." "Herron, the king commanded are you forgotten something."  "What my lord?". "There will be no gift if the gods does not grant my wife a male child." "Yes my lord we are hoping this gift is a male child and we the people will support." The audiences raised there glass cups, as king Hillbert took his glass cup wanting to toast. " my people this is the best day of my life but we must not celebrate too much for the grids might dissapont us hoping this child is male and he will inherit what is left of this lands." The people responded "cheers to the king for the gods will give us a son". Has the audiences cheered on, Abelia looked very uncomfortable she touched her unborn baby and looked at Queen Eliane, she had rembered Elaine's feast she had both fears and doubt. Queen Abelia could now relate. In the tradition of Nebula kingdom, every king first child whether by monogamy or polygamy must be male. However if the Queen first child is a female, the woman will be put to a deep sleep and the baby must be killed. Queen Abelia look at the crowds and was disgusted by their joys and hope. Feeling overwhelmed Abelia took off and everybody looked in astonishment. 


Eliane goes to the master room for its is commanded that every pregnant queen must stay with their husband if they are to reproduce. She looked at her mirror in the fron of the room and hot tears came down flushing. She puts her head in the table and kept crying. The door to the master's room opened and Abelia could her the laughter outside it annoyed her the more. " please shut the door she says.King Hillbert touches her right arm calling her name "Abelia". "My queen what troubles you." "My lord this baby troubles me." "Why are we celebrating this?", we don't know the sex of the baby.". "Why are you asking me such ridiculous questions, you know the tradition every three months we do a feast for the preparation of the unborn baby you know all this don't you?." " I do my lord, but for what, what if this baby is the outcome you did predict, what if this a female child does  it change a thing?". "I believe we should have faith and change the laws." " he slaps her around the cheek. "Enough woman king Hillbert raised his voice, who the hell do you think you are, question g me and telling me what to do, you have no right and this is a tradition that my forefathers create and I will not allow you to destroy it do you understand me." "Yes my lord,  queen Abelia replied, touching her left cheek, which is now red, I was just trying to-- he cut her short and tells her " the people are waiting and don't you dare leave the feast like that do you understand. "Yes my lord, he grabs her arms, "clean those tears I don't want people asking questions." " Sure she put in a forceful smile and he holds her hands as they walk down the stairs of the palace. A trumpet blew, the trumpet blower whispers something in Herron hears. " the king and queen are coming down rise my people." They all stood up as the king and queen walked down. Elaine and her son stood up and everybody was starring. As they recheck the main entrance of the palace, queen Elaine says " everything is fine I was just preparing for more celebration, the feast can continue and everyone laughed and rejoiced and the king and queen went back to their throne.


Queen Eliane who has been sitting on her throne goes for a fresh air out side the palace, someone goes behind her and kisses her. "Herron what are you doing, someone can see us." don't need to fret Herron says, "how do you feel about your queen having a baby. "Well happy and sad am hoping it's a female, so that she can never be able to reproduce. " Hahaha you are funny the gods are unpredictable I know sometimes they do miracles just like with me. " Yes with prince Felix our son, stop that he is Hillbert's. "But for how long Eliane"."For as long as it takes. "You can never compete with Hilbert, he is strong and mighty". Yet he could not provide you a son." She slaps him and he kisses her back. "We have a son and you will respect that fine but who cares atleast I get to share his trophy with him she laughs and they kiss. She hugs him and as she look further, a maid servant notice them and leaves. Elaine looked horrified.



   

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