[He has to remember⏰]
I opened my eyes weakly to find myself lying on a mat!
I flin-ched and sat up.
I looked around my surrounding.
I was in a small ugly messy hut.
I was starting to feel agitated. Am a princess for Christ sake!
I looked beside me to see an ant crawling to the mat I was on.
I j£rked up.
“an-ushka!!” I called in fright.
an-ushka rushed in.
“Ranu, you’re awake” she said and hvgged me ti-ghtly.
“What’s going on an-ush? I woke on a mat. How can I sleep on a mat? Look at my skin. It’s not smooth cause of the ha-rd mat” I complained.
She brou-ght a stool and I sat on it.
“Kill the ant” I said pointing at the red ant approaching us.
an-ushka’s eyes wi-de-ned.
“I don’t know how to! Am almost a princess like you” she cried.
We both rushed back watching the ant come closer. I pushed an-ushka closer to the ant.
“Ranu!” She screamed and I giggled.
“Just step on it. Just the weight of your foot will kill it” I ra-psed.
She slowly stepped on it and ran back.
The ant is dead.
“What’s going on? Why are we here? What happened to the palace? My be-droom?” I asked despondently.
“Oh Ranu! It was horrible but thanks to lord Shiva and goddess Jasmine. We escaped” she said.
She began narrating what happened after I fainted.
I can’t believe dad is gone.
Everything is gone.
“…your clothes and jewelries I carried were lost on the way and we couldn’t go back. Your mom is outside cooking. I was as-sisting her before you screamed” she stated.
I cried more.
Why does this have to happen to me? Why now? Why me?
I quic-kly wiped my tears as mom entered the hut with a pot in her hand.
Wow, the aroma was enticing.
She dropped the pot close and hvgged me.
“St©p crying Ranu. Let’s eat first so we can feel better” she said against my hair.
an-ushka handed me a bowl filled with water and I washed my hands.
We joined hands and ate in silence.
I’ve never in my life been in a hut, neither have I eaten from a pot.
No, this can’t be how my life would be from now on. It can’t😭
I sat on my sofa as one of the call girl su-cks my di-ck.
Am just into forepl@ynot the real inter course.
I admit am still a vir-gin.
But I don’t like getting hor-nyand not doing anything about it.
The door bur-st open and Lakshmi rushed in.
She saw the sight and rolled her eyes.
“Have you been watching the news?” She asked and ran to the large TV at the far end of my room.
She switched it on.
On seeing Ranu’s picture I j£rked up and the maid gagged.
I ignored her and went to stand with Lakshmi.
“Handae kingdom was attacked last night. King killed, wife and daughter are no where to be found. Am so sorry Javan” she said as tears rolled down her cheeks.
I couldn’t just believe it yet.
No,. It can’t be!
She has to be alive.
She can’t f–king leave me like this.
I was looking forward to seeing her again.
Willing to learn the formula that made her so beautiful and innocent.
I racked my hair like a psycho.
“Get my cars re-ady. Am going there” I ordered Lakshmi and she nodded running off.
I have to find her.
“I don’t want to hear any more of your goddamn excuses! Find the princess before I s£nd you all to where I s£nt her dad!!!” I ra-psed unable to control my burning anger.
The fools nodded and rushed out.
I smashed the glas-s cu-p I was holding.
I know she was watching me. I turned slowly and there she was just looking at me.
. Ranu’s pov:
“Since your father is dead and the kingdom has been overthrown…you’re no longer a princess Ranu and I have lost the title as queen. We’re are of now like other citizens” mom said grieving.
It was like a loud ban-g in my head.
Am no longer a princess..*
Am no longer a princess..*
Kept ringing on my head.
I’ve lost him then…
I’ve lost Javan!
I arrived at Handae kingdom which had been wiped out to pieces and there was just reporters around
I wanted to scream her name.
I can’t believe this.
I went back to my ride and sobbe-d.
I really wanted a chance with her..
My phone rang and I switched it off.
The other one began ringing.
I picked it up feeling really bitter
“Javan, get to the palace now!” I heard Lakshmi yell.
What’s going on there?
🎻 Javan’s pov🎻
I got off the car and rushed into the throne room meeting Lakshmi by the door.
“Javan…you nee-d to calm down” she said and I knew she looked scared.
What’s going on?
I looked up to see dad standing by his throne with the most terrified look ever.
I turned to Lakshmi.
“Where’s my mom?” I asked trying to sound strong but my voice failed me.
“She…She sli-pt into coma…Again” she said as tears c@m£ down her cheeks.
I stared at her like she was a comic or something.
I scoffed clenching my fist.
“Am sorry Javan…” Lakshmi said and hvgged me.
For the first time in so many years,
A tear slid down my cheek.
“Why???” I skrie-ked out with pain eating me in two.
“She coll@psed after hearing the news of Handae kingdom” she replied despondently.
“She kept saying Ranu’s name till she was placed on oxygen. She’s upstairs. Where she was kept sixteen years ago” she said.
Ranu’s the cause of her failure? Ranu’s the reason she broke down?
I wish she never c@m£ into our lives.
I begged mom not to fall into coma again.
She promised she’d never leave me.
I pushed Lakshmi away and stormed out of the palace.
😘 Ranu’s pov😘
The shock of loosing everything in a blink of an eye haunted me for weeks.
Mom, an-ushka and I had been trying our best to survive.
I don’t even have access to a phone.
We’ve been staying with an old lady, Naina for weeks now.
She’s friendly and nice but am afraid she’s running out of foodstuff to contain four of us.
an-ushka and I were at the market buying things for old lady Naina. an-ushka hasn’t been eating like she used to but she’s still plump and chubby.
“Ranu!” I heard and shuddered.
“I’ve been calling you for a while now. What’s troubling you?” She asked squee-zing her face.
I could see her face past the black veil we were wearing so nob©dy would identify us.
“Nothing much. Just thinking about our financial status. Old lady Naina is going broke. We nee-d to as-sist her” I said and she nodded.
“You’re right Ranu. I can draw and paint very well so maybe I’ll open a painting services. We’ll make lots of money!” She said leaping.
“We? I can’t draw” I said feeling quite disappointed.
“That’s not a problem. I’ll teach you. In no time, we’ll both be the drawing sisters” she beamed.
We walked past a sto-re with Javan’s ph0to on the billboard. Wow! He’s so h0t and charming in this ph0to.
I sighed and quic-kly took my eyes away.
I’ve lost him.
🎻🎶Even though we both know we’re liars
And we start each others fires
We just know that we’ll be alright.
🎻🎶Even though we get kicked out at’d p@rty
Cause we hit on everyb©dy with the ones
They want to be like
🎻🎶So don’t let me down
Keep me in trouble
Born to be wise
Out in the jungle
Ranu💘: And I don’t wanna be surviving without your b©dy…
(Close to me)🎤
And if it wasn’t you, I wouldn’t want anyb©dy
(Close to me)🎤
Cause am an animal
Animal.. Like animal
Like you so I don’t wanna be surviving
Without your b©dy close to me.
(Close to me)🎤
My eyes were filled with tears as I st©pped by a place to cry. an-ushka didn’t notice cause I was wearing a veil.
I watched Lakshmi carry my luggage into the boot of the car.
Am leaving for London.
I nee-d an alone time for myself.
Till whenever I decide to come back.
Mom’s in coma,
Dad has been unhappy,
And Ranu, my wife to be…
I have to forget her.
I nee-d to.
If not for her, mom won’t be in such a critical state that she’s in now.
Lakshmi hvgged me shedding tears.
“I’ll miss you Javan… So much! plea-se be safe. And don’t get any slut pregnant, okay? Promise me Javan” she said.
“Promise Lakshmi. I love you” I said and k!$$£d her on her cheek.
She smiled out tears while I headed for my car.
“Javan!!” I heard and paused.
Dad was running to me.
He hvgged me ti-ghtly.
“Two years Javan.
plea-se.. Give your mom two years. She’ll wake up” he said and I nodded.
I looked around the palace for a while before my journey.
I entered my car and drove off.