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The twelfth disciples episode 15 -17

The twelfth disciple
Episode 15
 
 
Danica’s Pov:
I was a bit late to Nana’s house as her mother scolded me a bit for it.
I left with her immediately and she had taken me to her friend’s place who brought the connection for her.
So, her friend was the one I had left with.
We boarded a cab and after a very long ride, we arrived at the palace. Not at the gate, tho.
Ordinary cars weren’t allowed into the vicinity.
The woman and I had to step down from the cab and walk the remaining distance which was a very very long way.
“Your name is Danica, right?” She asked as we walked along.
“Yes, ma’am. Danica” I answered politely.
“Good. Danica, remember to put in your very best behavior, okay? There’d be a lot of guests, celebrities and people of great personalities. So, you need to be very careful around them.
“Don’t stare too much. When serving the meal or drinks, be extremely careful. No matter how rude they may seem, don’t talk back at them. These people are powerful and can easily punish you for the slightest mistake. Do you understand?” She enthused, making me cringe a little.
“Yes, ma’am. Thanks” I replied.
“Yes. And as soon as the banquet is over, you’ll get your full pay”.
“Okay ma’am. Thanks a lot”.
Thinking of the pay made me relieved. I badly needed money. At least, I could get buy some food items with it.
The road to the palace was so beautiful, different dazzling flowers planted on each side, giving it a beatific look.
I kept wowing at the place, impressed by the wonders.
After a very long walk, the woman and I finally got to the gate and we had to pass through some serious interrogations from the guards.
She showed them her card, indicating she was a chef. And that was when they granted her pass.
Phew!
Thank goodness.
As soon as the woman and I walked passthe big gate, a “wow” escaped my lips.
Oh … My…. G©sh!!
Was this paradise???
Or truly the palace??
My lips went open in shock and bewilderment as I looked around. What the h’ll???
Was this the palace?? How come it looked just like paradise?
Or was it looking this beautiful because of the banquet??
Itwas so big; so big words could not explain it.
It was actually a four storey building, big and round and painted in soft colors of white and royal blue.
There were three separate buildings aside that and only God knew what their purposes were.
The floors glittered like they were made of gold, and cars were running almost everywhere.
There was a big fountain at the facade, bringing out glowing lights as they flowed.
It was so amazing and incredible.
At the top part of the bigger building, a banner was hung there and it was boldly written:
THE ROYAL BANQUET
50 YEARS OF RULERSHIP –KING CAESER .
“Careful, Danica!” The woman snapped me out of my imaginary world and that was when I realized I’d almost bumped into someone.
‘Oh my! I’m so sorry. Please, forgive me” I apologized immediately and the lady I’d almost bumped into just nodded and walked on.
She seemed to be a maid.
“I told you, Danica. You need to be careful if you don’t wanna get into trouble” the woman cautioned and I bent my head in contrition.
I tried my best to control myself this time around and using a back route, the woman and I finally got to the kitchen.
Seriously???
Was this a kitchen or a house on it’s own??
This was bigger than our entire house!
“Ahh! Finally, you’re here. What took you so long, Chin-su?” A woman who should probably be in her late fourties asked as she moved with a tray.
“Forgive me, Nina. I got hooked up with something” the woman with me replied as we walked deeper into the kitchen.
There were so many ladies there – and a few women – and there were as busy as bees.
Different killing aromas filled the room.
Wow!
“Is she the lady you said you were coming with?” The Nina woman asked and the woman with me nodded.
“Good morning, ma’am” I greeted with a bow.
“Yes. Put this on” she pulled out an apron and handed to me and you I quickly put it on.
Yep! Now, I look like a real chef.
“Come quickly. There’s so much to do” she further said and walked ahead while I followed.
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Hours Later….
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The kitchen was as busy as ever. But most of the foods were ready and some of the maids had started taking it to the banquet hall.
But since I arrived, I hadn’t left the kitchen.
Glancing through the window, I could tell theguests were arriving already as the palace became really busy and full..
Cars of different models could be seen all over. The palace guards were not left out, moving about to keep the place in order.
G©sh! This banquet was sure gonna be one in town.
“The prince needs some chips” a voice suddenly said and I turned to see it was the woman – Nina – as she walked in hastily.
“Quick! Get some chips to him. You over there! Do it” she said in her usual authoritative tune.
Hold on;
Did she just point at me??
I stood, gob smacked, staring and wondering who she was really referring to.
“Why are you still standing there? Put some chips into a plate and get them to me” she almost yelled and this time around, it became clear.
She was referring to me.
“M…me?” I still asked, pointing to myself
G©sh! I didn’t know what was wrong with me.
“Yes, you. Take them to prince Nathan’s room”.
 
Episode 16
By: Faith Lucky
 
Danica’s Pov:
I felt my intestines become hot, my head spin.
What? Did I just hear her correctly?? Take some chips to prince Nathan’s room???
Prince Nathan??
Oh my God!
Not wanting her to repeat herself or get into trouble, I quickly left where I stood and reached for a plate.
I went to the bowl of chips and dished out some into the plate. And next, I placed it in a tray.
“Hurry up! The prince hates it when he’s delayed” she snapped and I found myself moving towards the door, the tray in my hands.
Oh God!
This is really happening?? I’d be going to prince Nathan’s room?
Holy Christ!
Suddenly, I stopped and looked at her.
“Um….sorry, ma’am but….I dont know the way to the prince’s room” I said hopefully.
She shot me a glance, then turned back to what she was doing.
“Come on. I’m headed that way”, she said briskly as she picked up the tray and started towards the door.
Holy Christ!! This woman is so serious!!
I panicked as I followed her out of the room, keeping my head bowed.
What if the prince recognizes me?
No; that’s not possible. He didn’t see my face, right? No, he didn’t.
I kept consoling myself with it as I trialed behind the woman who walked like she was practicing for a race.
The woman and I burst to a magnificent place which was obviously the sitting room.
It was amazing.
Beautiful was a word too small to describe it.
G©sh!
Classic chairs, tables, sparkling floors.
It was so wide, it could contain 100 people.
Geez!
I saw a lot of young girls in it, nattily dressed in uniform and I guessed they were the palace maids.
“Come on, girl. Hurry up”, the woman urged as we got to a set of very long stairs.
She started climbing them and of course, I followed. But I was very careful with my steps, so I don’t trip.
It took us almost a minute before we could get to the end of the stairs and by then, my legs were already hurting.
G©sh! How do they manage?
“Here – take the right passage – the fifth room -that’s his room” she said and left in a brisk, going the opposite direction.
Oh boy!
This sht is real.
Now, I’m left alone to go to the prince’s room.
I took in a deep breath and started taking the direction the woman had given out.
I took the right quiet passage, walked gently on it. And when I got to the prince’s room, I knew because two guards were positioned outside the door.
“Uh…is this ..prince Nathan’s room?” I asked, my words almost a whisper.
“Yes. What do you want?”. One of the guards said, a little gruffly.
Geez! Obviously, it was his room.
On his door, there was a gold letter inscription of his name:
“Nathan”
Wow! It was pure gold and glittered.
“He ordered some chips and..I’m here to give them to him” I replied, looking down at the floor.
The guards looked at me with scrutiny and finally,one of them opened the door for me.
Oh my gee!!
Now, I think I’m nervous. Like, so nervous, I never thought I’d be.
But…hold on;
The room was a little noisy.
A dim light welcomed me as I walked in, it took a few seconds before my eyes could adjust to the dimness and a “wow” escaped my lips.
Was this a room or a house on it’s own??
I stood muted at the door as I stared in awe.
The room was so big, so big, I felt it was bigger than my entire house.
The lights were gloom and made the room almost dark.
King sized bed,
A royal couch,
HD wallpapered floor,
Two big wardrobes,
A table of jewelries.
Words couldn’t describe what I saw.
“Who’s that?” I heard a feminine voice and that was when my mind registered the people on the bed.
It was a boy and a girl, and they had been playing, more like – r©mance playing – giggling.
I shook my head and that was when it occurred to me.
I knew the boy!!! He was a big time artist – one of the wealthiest musicians in the country.
J-money.
Oh my gee!!
I was standing in front of a celebrity.
“Is she dumb?” The lady asked with a scoff, her eyes glowering at me.
She was probably his girlfriend or something cause his hands were resting on her exp©sed th1ghs.
I blinked rapidly and lowered my gaze to the floor.
“Uh…good evening. Actually….I was ordered to bring these to the prince” I said courtly, and that was when it occurred me.
Prince Nathan wasn’t in the room!!!
“Oh!” J-money exclaimed and tilted his head.
“Nathi!! Your chips are here;” he called out, looking at a particular direction.
“Oh! She can drop it and leave. I’ll be out in a minute” I heard his voice and my heart uncannily skipped.
Oh God! What’s wrong with me?
I felt a surge of adrenalin as his voice reminded me of the time in the woods together.
Oh my….
It seems he was in the bathroom.
“You heard him. You can drop it and leave” J-money turned to me and said and I gulped nervously.
I walked carefully to a table, placed the tray on it, then bowed and turned towards the door.
“Wait” I suddenly heard the lady’s voice and turned back to look at her.
Ah! What now?
“Y…yes?” I stuttered, looking at her.
G©sh. She was so pretty:- had this blue bulgy eyes.
“Go with the empty glasses, we’re done with it” she pointed to two glasses on a table which had probably been used for drinks.
Ugh!
I took the tray of empty glasses, bowed and headed towards the door and on my way out, I heard a door open from behind.
I turned slightly to see it was the prince, coming out of the bathroom. And my heart gave a mighty leap.
Holy Christ!!
Due to how big the room was, the bathroom was very far from where I was. And without hesitation, I turned towards the door, opened it and left.
Phewww!!!
Oh my God! That was so scary;
so scary.
As soon as I got out the door, I released the deep breath I’d been holding and even the guards looked at me with surprise.
Ah! If only they understood.
My hands were on my chest as I started walking away, holding the tray with one hand.
I was almost hyperventilating.
G©sh! Why do I have such nervous issues?
My hands were almost shaky as I climbed down the stairs. And unexpectedly, when I got to the last step, i didn’t realize a lady coming and we bumped into each other.
The tray I held fell towards her and a little quantity of the juice from the almost empty glasses spilled on her sparkling dress.
Geez! Danica. I’m so dead. I’m dead.
“Whaaat???” She shrieked, the same time the tray and cups landed on the floor,
One of it broke.
I gasped and moved back a bit in shock, the lady was all maddened.
“What is this???” She cried out, looking at her little stained dress.
The stain was just a little drop, but I guess it was still enough to get her mad.
“I’m….I’m so sorry, miss. I….”
“You blind oaf!!” She yelled.
“How dare you? How dare you act so clumsy towards me? How dare you stain a dress that could buy your entire life??”
Her words came with a little burn as I flinched and looked into her face.
What?
“Hey, Bitna come on. That was harsh”
I suddenly heard s male voice and turned to see it was….
Prince Jimin. The fourth prince.
He was climbing down from the stairs.
“Don’t tell me that,Jim. The bch ruined my dress” the lady in front of me barked, seeming like she wanted to cry.
“Seriously Bitna, it isn’t ruined. Its just a little stain. You can easily get rid of it in the powder room”, his voice was so calm and gentle as he finally got to where we were.
Tears were already threatening to drop from my eyes.
“Whatever” the Bitna lady mumbled and walked away, making her anger so obvious.
I sniffed as I slowly crouched in front of the glasses and started picking it up.
“Hey; you might hurt yourself with that. Don’t worry, I’ll have one of the maids take care of it” prince Jimin said to my ultimate surprise, I rose my brows at him.
Huh?
He held my hand and made me stand.
“You’re one of the cooks, right?” He asked and I nodded perfunctorily.
At that moment, I didn’t know what exactly was making me act dumb – Bitna’s reaction? Or the prince’s reaction?
“Don’t give a thought to what she said. She can be a brat sometimes” he chuckled, and I lowered my gaze to the floor.
Thank goodness I was able to fight back the tears.
“T….Thank you, my prince” I bent my head and said, feeling so shy
“It’s nothing. You should head back to the kitchen now”.
And he walked away, leaving me to stare at his back.
Good Lord.
Was he really a member of the royal family?
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Bitna’s Pov:
I stood angrily in front of the mirror as I tried to get rid of the stain on my dress.
I fumed helplessly, wishing i had more opportunity to fix that clumsy maid in her place.
“Its not coming out!” I cried out when I tried all I could to ride the stain, but couldn’t.
Hana and Jeong were beside me.
Tears built up in my eyes as the dress suddenly seemed ugly to me. And the banquet had already started.
“But it isn’t that bad, Bitna. It’s not really noticeable” Hana said.
“Of course, it is! Take a look at it! It might get in the way of my plans” I shrieked, looking into the mirror.
“But why was the maid so clumsy, huh? Didn’t you slap her?” Jeong asked.
“Well, I couldn’t. Jimin had to interfere and stood up for her” I said loathfully.
“What?? Prince Jimin??” Hana shrieked.
“Why would he stand up for her?”
Hmph. Id almost forgotten she had a ¢razy crush on him.
I turned back to the mirror, my face burning with rage.
“What if my plan gets disrupted with this, girls?” I asked pathetically.
“Of course, it won’t. Come on, the party’s started already. We shouldn’t be here” Jeong said and started walking out.
Hana followed and I looked at myself in the mirror one last time before joining them.
 
Episode 17
By: Faith Lucky
Authoress Chi Pov✍️
Vivian – the senator’s daughter – walked along with the guards who led her through stranger corners.
The party was already on in the banquet hall and she didn’t understand why the Queen would want to see her privately.
“Where did you say the Queen was again?” She stopped walking and asked and the guards looked at her.
“We’re almost there, miss. Just a little patience, please” one of the guards replied politely and the walk continued.
Finally, they got to a room in a quiet passage and the door was pushed open for her to go in.
She hesitated a little, then walked in and immediately, the door was shut behind her.
She looked in front of her but couldn’t find anyone in the room. But shortly, she heard a familiar voice.
“Hello, Vivian”.
She turned swifty and was shocked to see the prince – Prince Eric – coming out from a corner, an unpredictable smirk on her face.
She blinked rapidly before calling out his name.
“Prince Eric?”
He only smiled at her.
“Hold on….is this a joke? The guards…the guards told me the queen was looking for me” she looked behind at the closed door and by the time she looked back at Eric, there was a g.un pointed to her face.
“If you make as little as a cough, Vivian, i swear. I’ll bl©w off your brains” he growled lowly, and terr©r filled her eyes.
What? She couldn’t believe it.
“E…Eric?” She stuttered, a noticeable quiver in her voice.
“Wh….What’re you doing?”
“We’re in a quiet room,Vivian, which was quite far from the banquet hall. I can pull this tr1gger on you and no one would notice. No one at all”.
She was clearly trepified by his words.
“Now, slowly, get on the bed and take ©ff your cl©thes” he gave the command, his finger around the tr1gger.
Tears filled her eyes instantly.
“What’re you doing, Eric? You cant….you cant possibly….”
“Stop – talking” he c©cked the g.un at her and she shook a little.
That was the first time she had a g.un to her face.
Slowly, she started towards the bed, her legs shaking as she walked.
“Eric, please….you don’t have to do this” she whimpered.
“You don’t call me by my name, bch” he snapped.
“I’m giving you just fifteen seconds to get rid of those cl©thes, Vivian. Else, i swear, you wouldn’t be alive to regret it” he threatened and in tears, she started undre$$ing.
She took ©ff her ball g©wn, then underthings and in no time, she was strk nked in front of him.
“Good” he mumbled, making a guttural sound.
“Now, lay on the b.ed and spread your l.egs apart” he instructed and she did just that.
Her tears meant nothing to him.
He walked towards her with the g.un still in his possession. He didn’t have to undre$$, no. He just unh©©ked his belt and brought out his thing.
“Please….you don’t have to do this…” She whimpered, tears rolling down to her neck as she laid upwards.
“I hate rejection, Vivian. I don’t take no for an answer. And now, you’d have to learn the hard way” and with that, he sh©ved his thing right int© her, going so rough and deep.
He used her for close to twenty minutes before releasing her.
“Put on your cl©thes and get out of the b.ed, Vivian” he said sternly, as soon as he fixed his trousers.
Vivian whimpered helplessly as she felt so much pains there.
Slowly and agonizingly, she reached for her cl©thes and wore them on.
She thought that was all, but a bigger surprise was coming her way. And she discovered when Eric reached for a particular place and brought out a camera.
“Just so you know, Vivian” he said.
“I have everything recorded in this tape – your cute nked state and how I used you. So, if you ever think of exposing me, or telling a single soul of our ordeal in this room, I swear with my life, I’ll release this vide© all over the net. And the whole world would get to see your precious little thing.
“Your sx vide© will go viral, Vivian. And you’ll be dmned. Do you understand?” He asked, but she didn’t say a word.
He walked over to her and grabbed her roughly by the arm.
“I said. do. you. understand?” He gritted his teeth and she stared tearfully at him.
“You’re a m©nster” her voice shook and a smirk touched his lips.
“I’m glad you just noticed. Now, get out” he blurted and let go of her arm and she found her way out of the room, trying as much as possible to stop her tears.
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Danica’s Pov:
“Hurry up!? The King’s on his way to the banquet hall. Get these trays there already!!” Ma’am Nina yelled as everyone moved around like bees in the kitchen.
I was included, and took one of the trays and together with the others, we left the kitchen, headed for the banquet hall.
*
It was a very long walk to the banquet hall and as soon as we got in, my eyes gleamed at the incredible sight in front of me.
Wow!
Never have I seen a hall so beautiful.
At first, I was muted, but quickly got a grip of myself and blended with the others.
The sight was overwhelming, lots of celebrities and people of great personalities. .
A cool song was being played as most of the guests chit – chatted with drinks in their hands. They were so much and couldn’t be counted.
“I want the cakes” I heard someone say to me and I realized because I was the one with the cake.
I bowed and took my tray to her and she took one out of it.
I continued walking, straining my neck to see if I’d.. Perhaps, see prince Nathan again. But the hall was soo big with lots of guests. Hence, he could be anywhere. Maybe, very far from where I was.
I and the rest of the maids continued serving what we had and shortly, the presence of the King was announced.
Wow!
Suspense filled the hall as everyone focused their eyes on the entrance and soon, he was spotted, climbing down the stairs, his three wives behind him.
He was arrayed in a long red robe, his crown on his head and mantle of leadership in his right hand.
Geez! He was so handsome and looked just like the king he was – a great king.
Smiles lingered on the lips of some of the guests as they watched him in admiration. And his wives behind him added to the beauty.
The music had gone off and the hall was so silent, except for the whispering remarks of some of the guests who talked about his gracefulness.
Finally, he got down from the stairs and climbed to what had been designed to look like a throne.
They couldn’t bring the main throne to the banquet hall.
“Long live the King” everyone said chorusly as soon as soon as he took his position.
The place was set high on the floor so everyone could look at him.
He waved his mantle of leadership at them, receiving their blessings.
“People of Gaza” he began, a triumphant echo in his voice.
His three wives stood beside him.
“Today, is a great day indeed for us all. And I want to appreciate every one of you for taking out time to honor my invitation.
“First, we make a toast”.
Everyone got hold of their glasses of drinks immediately, except we – the chefs.
Commoners weren’t allowed into the banquet. And because we were opportune to be among the cooks doesn’t mean we could participate.
In a few seconds, everyone was holding their glasses, ready for the toast.
“Today” the King continued, holding his high.
His voice was so deep and authoritative.
“We celebrate 50 years of my leadership, 50 years of fruitfulness, 50 years of happiness to the people of Gaza.
“And as the days continues to go by, we pray to our saviors to guide and favor us like they’ve always done.
“A toast to more life and prosperity” he lifted his glass up high and everyone did so, their faces beaming.
“More life and prosperity” they echoed.
I watched in bemusement.
Wow! This was actually my first time getting to attend a banquet and I never knew it could be so beautiful.
They lowered their glasses to their lips so they could sip and drink to the new toast and I stared hungrily.
Suddenly, something happened.
The King – he suddenly looked strange.
He looked pale and held his chest, he was yet to sip from his glass.
Everyone watched in surprise, beginning to notice there was something wrong. What’s wrong with him?
One of his wives held him.
“Your Highness?” Her lips produced the words.
His hand was still over his chest as he looked like he was about to have an attack. And suddenly, his glass fell from his hand, crashing to pieces on the floor
“Hahhh!!!” Everyone gasped.
His wives recoiled in fear.
“My King!!!” One of the screamed when the forbiddable happened – the unexpected.
He fell on the floor!!!
“Your Highness!!”
“My King!!”
Different screams filled the hall as the guards rushed to him.
Whaaaat???
The King!!
He’d collapsed.
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