“It’s okay son, you are safe now” another voice spoke to me and I could recognise it, it was King Bdollium. For a while, I was scared to open my eyes but later I grew the courage and did. I was back in my room in the palace of Zeclub and father was carrying me on his laps, holding me very close to his chest.
“I saw Sylverine” I said looking up to his face lit by the flickering flames of the chamber’s torches, he nodded in agreement like he knew exactly what I saw and I could see the outline of a smile spreading across his face.
“I know son, I know”
“He showed…” I manage to say before I was interrupted; the King put a finger to my mouth.
“Shhh! You have to sleep now Naca, you can tell me everything tomorrow” the Suz said smiling at me, I shook my head in agreement though I couldn’t understand why I couldn’t narrate my dream to father at that moment but I obeyed and placed my head gently against his chest. Solemnly, the events of my dream played randomly across my mind, the handsome face of the Isuz felt so real and I couldn’t help but smile at the thought. Deeply lost within my thoughts I could hear the throbbing of the King’s heart as it became melody to my ears and it rocked me in his laps till sleep flew by and stole me away.
At the first light of dawn the next day, I woke early and found myself back in my little bed; the King had left for his chambers. Quickly, I got off my bed, got into a silk robe and stole into the royal chambers to wake father with the tales of my dream the previous night. The Suz was up early as usual and he listened to my narration without interrupting, sieving every important piece of detail from it. I grew up to have no other friend and companion than my father and I actually didn’t have a need for one but well I won’t say I really had the opportunity to make friends since everywhere beyond the palace wall was marked off bounds to me. The relationship between us grew so intimate that the Royal attendants would call me the third Suzzac of Suz Onyx and father played his part as King, Father, Brother and friend perfectly well. Anytime he isn’t at court attending to Kingdom matters, you’ll find us by the warm spring in Onyx’s vineyard either rolling upon the beautiful green lawn or sword practising with wooden swords. Suz Bdollium would always be remembered as a great King of Zeclub but above that, he was a wonderful father and friend. My childhood was so filled with happiness and love that I never had a cause to think of mother except on rare occasions where I had to stare at her sculpture in the garden of the Sus. At that tender age of five, I had been thought a lot of things, things children years older would never know and the art of imprinting or artistic expression was the skilled I grew favoritism for. I would sit on my little throne and table beside the Suz at court and draw or paint things from my mind and father would look astounded at my genius, sometimes I would even carve creatures and give them to guests at court. Each day I grew more intelligent and each day, I had the same dream over and over again for five more years until I could master every single action detail and when I turned ten the dreams stopped. The dreams had become a fundamental part of my night and I felt I had done something to instigate the wrath of the Isuz when it stopped occurring. During this period without the dreams, my mind drifted unexplainably to mother, Su Kus and although the Suz never made mention of what happened to her, I conceived the thought that she left Zeclub with the gods and for years I never had a reason to think about her but when the dreams disappeared, I thought of her again and wondered what charming virtue she possessed.
“She must be an Eesuz” I kept telling myself each time the thought of her crept into my young mind. This sudden attachment to mother grew so strong that I became so curious to know who my mother actually was and the reason she left me to be cattered for by the Suz alone.
One beautiful day, exactly two dawns before the day of the waters, which was then celebrated within the palace as the day of Sacrifice, the reason for that celebration I didn’t know until years later when I became a man. I was being dressed by my cute red skinned quite humourous he-fairy, named Jafrad.
“In this you’ll look more silly than a purple pumpkin” he said in a voice that sounded more like creaks and flung a piece of my beautiful Ecclesian made diamond studded violet damask jacket to a corner of the room. He had been so engrossed in his little exercise almost all morning and I knew he wouldn’t come up with something for me to wear, Jafrad like Gnome was very weak in making up his little fairy mind on anything, that’s the virtue that made them both very loyal and hilarious.
“You can use magic to make new ones for me” I said trying to persuade him from causing more havoc to my room but he just turned round towards me with raised eyebrows.
“No Suzzac, you were taught the Magic code. Magic isn’t meant to be used for personal gains but “he replied before I interrupted his little recitation.
“…but for the greater good, I know but you haven’t found me anything to wear still, you are tearing my room apart Jafrad” he stopped what he was doing suddenly and turned towards me.
“Apologies Suzzac but it’s for the Greater good” he creaked again and resumed his task with invigorated awe. Jafrad wasn’t the kind of fairy that listens until he is being screamed at and I wasn’t in the mood to scream at him at that moment. I sat idly in my bed and watched the creature satisfy itself to my detriment, solemnly the thought of mother filled my mind once again, it rolled like a hurricane and there was nothing I could do to fight the depression it brought along, it was a weird feeling of loneliness.
“How I wish mother was here” I muttered mindlessly.
“How I wish too, Su Kus the great Eesuz of Ecclesia. She was just perfect until…” Jafrad creaked startling me with his words and I moved my gaze quick enough to catch the gloom upon his handsome face before he turned it away from me.
“Until what? What happened?” my voice rang high as my face flushed with eagerness.