The Queen in a sweet dream.
It’s like I woke up from a nightmare in another one. A deep dark forest with just a shadow of light above me, and in four corners, beasts of such beauty that it was scary. In that quiet moment a whisper could be heard just beyond the creatures of an unknown name. One creature moved slowly, as to not scare a baby animal in the wild. It was moving towards me floating, not walking on the ground, but still the movements of the legs were so obvious. With a soft voice resonating in my mind it said “Please accept us and command us as it is your will”. Then all of them kneeled down still looking at me, waiting for a response. Strangely I calmed down and decided to try and talk with it. But still confused and agitated I didn’t dare to move. I asked “How should I call you”. The creature cracked a soft smile and said “I have a lot of names, but the one that you want to call me will be my true name”. You know it was kind of a funny answer, so I laughed and called him UNI, as it was as beautiful as an Unicorn.
Uni again broke the silence, he told me that I was called because their Queen has fallen. When I asked more about it I didn’t get any answer, as they didn’t have any. The thing is that as soon as I named them, a link was formed that allowed me to know if they are true to their words. By the way UNI is the silver one, like a Unicorn, REI is the red one, name coming from the color itself, and he looks like a tiger. RIO is the blue one, the color blue is my favorite one, and it has affiliation with a dragon, he looked like one as well. And we have MIDORI, the green one. Mainly because the name has the significance of green. And his shape was, sorry couldn’t tell, it was too far.
As any would suspect already, they are the avatars of the four entities that hold the everything of a leaving planet. Also known as the children of TURA , the planets name. They are the bridge between Tura and Its Queen. It was a first time in the planet’s history that all four of its children were sent to greed the New Queen. Why? I’ll be told later.
I was still pretty shaken, I couldn’t really stomach everything yet. I asked for some time to think and to sink in everything known and unknown.
Rio approached me slowly and asked if I’m not cold in this dark, chilly forest. At that point I finally started to realized that I was already cold as ice. A small nod of my had, and a quiet “Yes” confirmed that. With a swift but gentle brush of its hand, or better said paw, a cute mantel has appeared in front of me. As he was covering me, the warmth of it reached my whole body and I fell in a deep sleep, thinking it would be grate for this sweet nightmare to continue.
Well, my wish was granted. The next time that I opened my eyes the room was not my bedroom full of junk. In the corner, next to the window I could see a human figure. The interesting thing is that I recognized him strait away, even if he looked like a normal human being, there is non as beautiful as them. Midori was the one in the room. I asked were I am. Without changing his expression he answered in a monotone voice, that after I fell asleep I was brought to this inn as the forest had no condition to house me, yet. The “Yet” is kind of intriguing, but I didn’t say anything. Then he continued with the same calm voice that he will wait downstairs, and I should come as soon as I get ready.
I was finally all alone, and had some time to chew all that is happening to me. Well it didn’t really help me much, because i don’t know anything. Except for one thing, I’m the Queen of this world and there is something that I have to do. Now what?! The Guardians will have to tell me.
I stepped out from the room. At the end of the hallway I saw another silhouette. Dressed in a gorgeous blue dress and silver hair, the best combination ever. I recognized him, it’s Uni. As I was shortening the distance, Uni extended his hand with a smile. Being mesmerized by him, i took his hand without realizing it. I had the feeling that my hand was embraced by a fluffy cloud, if you can imagine one.
For a couple of seconds I was staring at him, then his expression changed in a wandering one and asked if everything is OK. At that question I was thinking how can it be OK in this sweet nightmare. But I answered with a nod of my head and we walked down the stairs to the others.
As I was taking the last step, I saw five people at the table talking. Two of them I recognized strait away, but the others were unfamiliar to me. You can call it intuition but I could tell that the Lady was the Inns keeper, the other two gentleman’s were too well dress to be from the Inn. When they spotted me, they stood up, bowed and greeted me with the most polite speech ever. It sounded funny for me. Midori broke the silence by saying: “Rio went to inform all the Kingdoms that The Queen is back. He’ll make all the arrangements. In the mean time we will be staying and training in a Mansion owned by Lord GRAHAM”. With a light move of his hand, pointing to one of the Gentleman. You could see that he was a proud, strict type of person, but still he was aware that he is in the presence of very important beings. So he was a little sweaty from emotions.
“Hello Lord Graham, thank you for you hospitality, I hope we won’t inconvenience you with our stay.”
At the sound of my words, his face went in a deep red and as if shouting of excitement he answered “It will be my biggest wish to have Your Highness in my domain”. Midori whispered something to him and he bowed again, then left the room. Rei started to laugh in a loud voice as soon as the Lord left. The noise relaxed me a bit. Uni guided me to my seat, in the mean time Midori was lecturing Rei, as he was impolite because the Lord was not that fare away.
Watching that made me think that they looked so human, and without knowing it the word “human” was voiced out. Rei turned to me and said “We can manifest a body. In order to be seen by human. Only beings with powerful magic can see our true form”. I laughed again because I kind of guessed that. I was just thinking that their character is very human like.
Uni sat down next to me and said “We should start the explanation before going to the mansion”.
The story was long, but to make it short my purpose was to maintain an equilibrium on Tura. This word is a magical one, it has all the fantasy that I heard and read about. I would say even more. To be the chosen Queen, the soul has to be a powerful one. Meaning that the soul should be in existence at least thousands of years. And mine sure was powerful, also I was told that my magic is on the highest level. So I have all the necessary points to be a Queen. Rei added that he’s happy that the New Queen has a strong character as well. This comment made me feel good. The duties need that, because during the absence of the Queen a lot of Kingdoms destroyed the peace and are engaged in wars full of bloodshed. The Queen represents the Low itself, and without it there is no low. The task before me is harsh, I still need to learn a lot about My planet and its residents.
The road to Lord Graham’s mansion was short and pleasant. When I stepped out of the carriage, I was truly amazed. There was no mansion in front of me, but a real castle. I understand the concept of magic, and what it can do, but his was way over it. It was grand and massive, and big, and huge. That I couldn’t avoid staring at it. It had the medieval feeling to it combined with magic and a modern touch. It was just fabulous. Rio saw my face and asked “How did you imagine it? This is still nothing, you’ll see the big city’s. I wanna see your face then My Queen.” and smiled.
At the main entrance Lord Graham was waiting accompanied by two man. Again they bowed and greeted politely. After a brief introduction I was led to the main room.
I forgot to tell you that on our way to the mansion, Midori asked me to not speak much until I know more about the people of Tura and the customs. The same day Lord Graham left with his aids. After that Midori gave me a very enjoyable news. For the next couple of months my hellish lectures are starting. Ye sure, for whom is this joy, and for whom this is a true nightmare.
“I don’t like studying”