posted on 10-Mar-2002 12:13:19 PM by maia
Rating*tongue*G-13
Disclaimer:I don´t own Roswell...
Couples:M/L and CC.
This is the first fanfic that I have ever written, so bear with me. But I have had this in my head for a few days so I thought I would give it a go. OK, the story starts off on Antar. Khivar is the head of the Army on Antar, his wife dies giving birth, and he is left to bring up his daughter by himself. There are no guesses who his daughter is. It starts off when Kiara(Liz) is young. But as the story progresses, she is out one day climbing through the cliffs. She falls, and is found by King Zan. When she awakes she has amnesia...and , as Khivar searches desperately for his daughter, she and Zan fall in love. If I say anymore, I´ll give the plot away. Feedback much appreciated.

Part 1

As she played in the sun of Antar, Khivar could not help but smile at her. She was the apple of his eye, and everything in the world to him. Oh she looks just like her mother, Khivar thought to himself, if only you had of been here to see our beautiful daughter.
"Daddy", a scream brought him back to reality, as he saw his daughter lying on the ground. He ran over to pick her up. Seeing her scraped knees, he hushed her quietly.
"It´s alright my dear, Daddy will fix it for you", as he waved his hands over her bleeding knee´s and miracuously the scrapes disappeared immediately.
"See all gone", he smiled as the little girl looked up into his eyes in amazement.
"Daddy, where did they go to". Her big brown eyes staring at him.
"Its magic, my dear", pecking her gently on her head. "C´mon, lets go get something to eat".

It had been 5 years since his wife, Janea, had died giving birth to Kiara. 5 very long hard years. When he had lost his wife he had been instantly thrown into parenthood. Which for the Commander of the Royal Antarian Army, had been, the hardest task he had ever been faced with. As the Commander it had been easy to order 1000´s of men during his daily routines. But being a respected Leader had not prepared him for the hardships of raising a child alone. Oh it had been easy to have men running at his every command. But bringing up a baby, was not one of the things that he had learned as a Cadet at the Royal Antarian Army.
During his wifes pregnancy he had never once thought to learn anything about caring for a child, let alone a baby. It had never dawned on him that his beautiful wife would be taken away so soon from him. But with her sudden death, he had taken on the responsibilites of raising a child alone. Hell, he never even had the time to mourn her death. No the constant crying of his newborn daughter had left him wondering whether life was worth living anymore. But when he first saw this tiny bundle in his arms, he had cried. Cried because deep down he knew that Janea, would have wanted him to go on, without her. Ohh his Janea. And he knew not just for his sake but for the sake of his baby, that she would have wanted him to go on. Janea, she was so full of life, she had loved life to the fullest. There had never been a day that had gone by, that her love and joy had not overwhelmed him . And he knew without a doubt, that he would do everything within his power to love and protect this tiny being. So in memory of his lost love, he named his daughter Kiara, or "loved one", in the old traditional language of Antar.
"C´mon Daddy, last one to the table has to eat dirt", she giggled at him.
"Yes my dear, I´m coming", lifting her into his arms.
"Daddy, I´m not a baby anymore, I´m a big girl now", she pouts, trying to wriggle herself out of his arms.
"Oh but your always be my baby", gently putting her back down on the ground.
"And like I said, last one to the table has to eat dirt".
"Well I had hoped to eat something much more appetising than dirt". As they ran off into the mansion, Khivar running always 2 steps behind her, so that she would beat him to the table. If only my Army could see me now, putty in the hands of a little girl, he thought to himself. As she hurried herself in her chair to await the maids that would attend them.

Between being the Lord of Luxon, the biggest region on Antar and bringing up a child it had not been easy. But Khivar had relished in his position being the very capable man that he was. He was born to lead. And as Lord of Luxon, he had proven himself to be a loyal and trusted subject to the King. Khivar had many roles in his position. Which over the years had left him but no choice but to be away from home. Between listening and adjourning over any grievances in Luxon, being the Commander of the Royal Antarian Army, and the many parties hosted by the King, he had been torn between his duties to his King, and his duties of raising Kiara. The former had been consuming to much of his time. But with the loss of janea, King Annax had kindly given his much trusted Commander a years leave, to adjust to his loss and new role as a father. So Khivar had thought it only right that after his 1 year of leave that he return to his duties to serve his King. But 4 years on and with the 5 planets living through a Golden Age, Khivar had decided that he would retire from his duties so he could concentrate his time to Kiara. Yes, in one weeks time he would travel to the Capital, where he had asked the King if they could have a meeting, so he could inform his King of his intentions. But unknown to Khivar circumstances would change, so that this would not be possible.


TBC

Feedback much appreciate. !!! *happy**happy*

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posted on 10-Mar-2002 2:13:50 PM by maia
OK I hope I am doing this right. I´m new to all this posting and stuff. Thanks for the feedback so far. This part came out a little sooner that expected.

Part 2

KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK!

"Yes, enter", Khivar gruggily said, as he tried to adjust his eyes to the light now appearing into his room.
Nicholas his much trzsted Aid entered, clicking his fingers for the lights to turn on.
"My Lord, I am sorry to awaken you at this hour". Nicholas stammered, "but you are to report immediately to the Palace".
"Yes and what could be so important, that you couldn´t leave this until the morning", Khivar said as he rose from his bed, putting on a robe. Although a life time of duty had meant, many a disrupted night, he could never get used to it. And everybody who knew him knew this.
"The reports are not confirmed, but the message was sent from the Queen herself, My Lord, there has been an attempt made on the life of the King".
"What, and when did you recieve this message", Khivar asked, shock rippling through his body.
"1 hour ago My Lord". Nicholas replied sinking back from Khivar.
"Why wasn´t I notified immediately". Khivar screamed at him.
"After the message was recieved, we tried to confirm the message, but we were unable to make any contact to the Palace".
"You fool, arrange for horses to leave within an hour, idiot, why is it I am surrounded by complete imbeciles". Khivar yelled staring Nicholas in the eyes.
"My Lord, I..., I"
"Daddy what is an imbecile", asked a small figure behind Nicholas.
Although with his men Khivar was a very menacing, and sometimes difficult Leader, he never used such language around his daughter.
Running into her fathers arms she sobbed, "Daddy I heard some yelling and I got scared that someone was hurting you". Khivar looked into his daughters eyes, and seeing tears in them, thought, Nicholas you are going to pay for this.
"That my dear is highly impossible, ssshhh it´s alright, see Daddys here, safe and well".
"Oh I am sorry my Lord", as Kiara´s Nanny rushed into the room. "But she ran out of the room, before I could stop her.
"It´s Ok Nanny, I will take care of Kiara now. I will call you later". As he hugged his daughter closer to him.
"You´s can both leave now, and close the door behind you, and Nicholas, for all the trouble that you have caused tonight, you will be my personal runaround until I see fit, now leave".
As the doors closed behind them, Khivar stroked his daughters long brown hair, " ssssshhhhh, my dear, it´s alright now".
"Daddy, I was so scared". she said between sobs. "I thought some one was going to take you away from me".
Since the time he could remember, Kiara had always had a fear that Khivar would leave her. Maybe it had something to do that her Mother had died at her birth. And the reliance she had on him was obvious.
"Ssshhh, my dear, no one would ever take me away from you". He said, still stroking her long brown hair. "Sssshhhh, Daddys here now".
So for 5 long minutes father and daughter sat in silence, and Khivar held on tight to his daughter, comforting her, until the sobbing had ceased. When he was sure that she was alright he looked into her eyes. "Kiara my dear, some thing terrible has happened, and Daddy has to go away for awhile".
"But Daddy you just said that nothing would ever take you away from me".
Oh a childs logic, how was he going to tell her that he had to leave her.
"Kiara, something terrible has happened and Daddy has to go". Trying again to explain this to his daughter.
Kiara looked innocently into his eyes, "Daddy, nothing terrible is going to happen to you is it"?
"Oh no, no, no, my dear,nothing terrible is going to happen to Daddy", as he bit his lip, kicking himself mentally for his poor choice of words.
"Then whats so terrible that you have to leave me". She wasn´t making it any easier for him.
Pulling her towards him he said, "Oh my dear if it was that easy to explain". So in the best way he could he explained the situation to her, without explaing the situation to her. He had always tried to be honest with her but there was no easy way, for a child to understand this, especially since he didn´t understand everything himself. Luckily for him, out of tiredness, she ceased with the questions and he lay her in his bed.
"Now like Daddy said, when everything has been taken care of, Daddy will come back home ASAP. Now you lie down in Daddys bed, you know Daddy doesn´t let you steep in his bed normally, but tonight you can sleep here". He said, as he leaned in and gave her a soft peck on her forehead.
"Daddy, can I sleep here while you are gone".
"Yes you can sleep here while I am gone".
"And you promise to contact me everyday,while you are gone".
"Yes I promise to contact you everyday while I am gone".
"And your bring me a present when you come back, I don´t want one of your Aids to pick it, you have to pick it".
"Yes Daddy will buy you a present when he comes back", he said laughing to himself, as he knew and she knew he always brought her a present when he came back, from his many trips away. If only his men could see him now, putty in her tiny hands.
"Daddy, I love you". Yawning to herself.
"Yes and Daddy loves you more than you know", as he gently waved his hands over her eyes, until she closed her eyes, and slipped into a deep sleep.
Oh my Kiara, he thought to himself. And I thought that after next week, I could spend the rest of my life watching you grow. Sadly thinking how now due to circumstances beyond his control, this would not be possible.

After changing, and alerting Nanny to the new sleeping arrangements, Khivar and his entourage rode off into the darkness and the unknown.

TBC

Hope you´s all liked that part, next part will be out in a couple of days. Enjoy, and feedback is heaps appreciated
posted on 11-Mar-2002 6:38:59 AM by maia
Hi everyone. Thanks for the feedback, it just gives me motivation to write more. Here is the next part. Hopes you´s all enjoy it!

Part 3.

As the journey to the Capital drew towards an end, and the riders approached the outskirts of the city, a distant beating of drums could be heard. On entering the main gates it was obvious that a dark sombre surounded the city. People were walking the streets, weeping with heads lowered to the ground, and a strong stillness could be felt in the air. Although the outbreak of day was slowly dawning, Khivars instincts were well aware that something not right was going on. As the outer of the Royal Palace drew nearer, Khivar could see the Royal Antarian flags hanging at half mast, and his earlier suspicions were confirmed. Oh no, it can´t be happening, he thought, as tears slowly merged from his eyes. No, it can´t be true, it can´t be true, was all that could reverberate through his head. Rushing through the Palace gates, the riders dismounted, as their horses were quickly taken away. As he and his men ran into the main waiting room, Khivar was met by one of the Kings Advisors.
"Lord Jannan, is it true", forgetting about formalitys.
"Yes my friend, I am afraid to say it is true". The quiet spoken man replied.
"Who did it? Who is responsible for this"?
"There will be time enough to discuss it very shortly, but firstly the Queen wishes your presence".
"Yes, yes of course the Queen". As shock of the news overtook his body, Nicholas steadied him to his feet.
"Khivar, you must stay strong, luckily, the Queen was not injured, and the Prince and Princess are still alive, but now my friend, you are now in the precarious position of being solely in charge of the Royal Army". A quick reminder to Khivar that now was not the time to mourn.
"Of course, Lord Janna, ..... but will it be neccessary, to involve the Royal Army at this stage of time?"
"Think straight man, pull yourself together,we can not rule any possibilities, and if it comes to it, then war may be our only answer to avenge our Kings death".
"Your right, my friend, now where is the Queen, I wish to see her immediately".
"The Queen awaits you in the Main Hall".
But before Jannan had fully finished his sentence, Khivar was off. On entering the Main Roos, Khivar walked quickly to kneel before the Queen.
"Your Majesty, you requested my presence" he spoke.
"Yes Lord Khivar, as you are probably aware, a successful assasination has been made against the
King, ......and sadly our beloved King was taken away from us yesterday", her voice slowly starting to quaver.
"Yes, your Majesty, I have heard of this terrible event", grasping his sides, trying not to lose control, thinking....stay strong, stay strong for your Queen.
"In 2 days time, our King shall be laid to rest......". the Queen pausing, turning, slowly composing herself.
"A week after his Majesty is laid to rest, the coronation of Prince Zan will be held, so a new King will sit again on the throne of Antar". The sound of shock ringing throughout the room. In normal Antarian history, it was not heard of for a Prince to inherit the throne as King at such a young age. Usually the living Head sat on the throne, until the Prince had reached the age of 18. when according to Antarian customs he was considered, "of age".
"But your Majesty, he is but a child", Khivar reminded her.
"No Lord Khivar, he is not a child, he is the born Heir to the Throne of Antar". The Queen retorted, "besides Khivar the Poyal family has ruled for generations, and even with the death of King Annax, we will not be threatened openly, and run into hiding, waiting until Prince Zan has come of age to avenge his fathers death. I shall see that my husbands legacy continues strongly, and that starting with th coronation of Prince Zan within 10 days. The matter is closed Lord Khivar, there is no use discussing this matter any further. And Lord Khivar, do you not think that Prince Yan does not deserve to sit on the Throne of Antar"? The Queen asked, Trying maybe it bait a traitor.
"Of course not my Majesty, Prince Zan is the rightful Heir to the Throne".
"Then let me declare that within 10 days Prince Zan shall be crowned, King of Antar". She smiled. as appraisal was heard throughout the crowd.
"And all of Antar shall bow and kneel to the Child King". As more praises were adorned upon the Queen, at the dubbing of her son.
And that is exactly what Khivar had thought that Zan would be, a Child King, at only 6 years of age, he would be the youngest King to ever reign over the Kingdom. Prince Zan and Princess Vilandra, were twins, she being born, 10 minutes before him. But as it was with Antarian custom, only a male Heir could be crowned. And being the male Heir, had seen Zan being brought up with the best of everything, no one had ever dared to tell the young Prince that he was doing anything wrong, if he ever got up to mischieve. Only the stern warnings from the King himself and the "telling offs" from Princess Vilandra were the only forms of discipline he had ever recieved. But it was credited by the Seers that although early in life Zan has a tendency to do what he pleased, they had predicted that with time the young Prince would grow to become a mature and wise King. He would rule over Antar and the 5 planets. As for Vilandra, she was the apple of her fathers eye, accompanying her father on many a trip. And had been a well behaved child. All and all the children had had a very happy upbringing.
"And one more thing Lord Khivar. As the Leader of the Royal Antarian Army, I want you to organise 24 hour protection for myself and the children".
"Yes, my Majesty".
"And Lord Khivar, I want you to find the animals who were behind this, and execute them immediately. Is that clear"? She asked.
"Yes your Majesty, as you request, may I leave now to organise this".
"Yes you may leave". Not turning his back on the Queen, Khivar slowly excited the room.

TBC

Enjoy, every one. Remember, feedback is always good to have.

Maia




posted on 11-Mar-2002 6:41:06 AM by maia
Hi Jenan

I didn´t read my post until I finished posting Part 3. Because one of the Advisors I named is named Jennan.

All the best

Maia
posted on 11-Mar-2002 11:00:00 AM by maia
Hi Everyone, me again, well heres then next part. Enjoy reading it.

Part 4

Immediately following the meeting with the Queen, Khivar implemented his new control of the Army. First and top most of his priorities, he placed 24 hour guards to protect the Royal Family. Next he limited the flow of people entering and leaving the Palace gates, with permission to enter and leave only at his say. Anyone trying to enter or leave without permission were to killed on the spot. That included those entering or leaving the Kingdom, bringing everyday life nearly to a standstill. Even those who had to leave or enter the city on important business were forced through thorough scanning, making sure that any spies that were already in the city, could not leave. Permission to enter or leave the Kingdom, were given only by Khivar, as it did not seem appropriate to disturb the Queen during her time of mourning. With the unlimited resources at his disposal, spies that had been "lying low", were ordered to go into full operation. All spies within the Kingdom and on the outer planets. The Army were also put on full alert, to strike at any given notice if it had to go that far.
As was agreed upon by the Queen and her Advisors, Zan would be crowned a week after the Kings funeral. But any decisions, and actions were to be agreed and set in place by the Advisors and Khivar, until it be seen fit that Zan had reached a suitably age to rule. This being, because although the Queen was next in line to take over the Throne, the King had ruled that the Queen was nothing more than in name, as she to felt she would be incapable of ruling over Antar.
The days following the Kings death, were days full of terror and disrtust throughout the Kingdom. Those living on antar not of Antarian blood were the ones most under scrutiny. As the Antarians had grown to love their King who had brought them to live through one of their Golden Ages.
So people were dragged from their houses in the middle of the night to be tortured and questioned, some not returning until months after the assasination, and some never returning at all. This kind of terror had never been seen before on Antar, and day by day it would continue to become the norm. And it wouldn´t be until later, that when intervention from the ruling families from the outer planets, that the treatment of prisoners would become more lenient. But due to the present situation, the brutality of the questionings would not become apparent until many months later.
As with the Advisors, Khivar had suspected that the most probable suspects were the Talebeans, who had always opposed to the House of Antar. The Talebeans were a people from the fourth planet in the system, who had had a rivalry with Antar that had lasted for centuries. They would be the ones at the top of the list. Although their wealth and resources were not as large as that of Antar, they were more than capable of organising such a threat against the House of Antar. With the alliance they held with the Sy´rabs, and the combined forces of both their Armys, Khivar was aware that if was war should eventuate, it would be a bloody and long battle.
With the prisons full to capacity, most of the prisoners were of Talabean or Sy´rab descendancy. This left a great concern of rebel factions appearing out of the woods, as up until now no Antarians had been taken as prisoners. But despite the hours of torturing and questioning no leads had prevailed, and Khivars patience to all this insanity had been wearing thin. It didn´t help that he was not able to mourn his King, in a way he was glad that he had been so busy, so he was not constantly reminded of that fact. But not finding any immediate answers were slowly taking it´s toll on him. To the outside world, he appeared to be a man in control, and apathetic to everything going on around him. But when he retired to his room at nights, he admitted to himself that he was man lost. Only his daily contact with his daughter was he able to escape for a few minutes out of his bouts of despair.
"Hello Daddy, ohhhh I miss you". she said as he watcied her smiling face on the screen.
"I miss you too, my dear", managing to smile for the first time all day. Happy with the fact that she had no idea what was going on around her.
"When are you coming home Daddy", she asked, pouting at him, "how many more sleeps left"? Playing their little game with each other, as it was easier for her to remember how many sleeps she had instead of the days.
"Daddy can´t say now, how long he will be", feeling guilty that now he wouldn´t be able to spend more time with her now.
"Daddy, did you buy me my present"? Reminding him again of her present.
Biting his lip, he remembered the time when he came back from one of his many trips and accidently asked Nicholas if he had brought Kiara the present he had promised her. The worse thing about it was, that Kiara was standing right next to him.
"Is that all you want from me, a present", he teased her.
"No Daddy, next time you come home, I want you to be my present", she admitted innocently.
That did it for Khivar, a lump grew in his throat, and he thought he was going to cry. Quickly changing the subject, he asked her what she had been up to today.
"Oh Nanny and I played, and then I read, and played some more, and I had to study again, and then I played some more", she said, trying to list everything on her fingers.
"Oh I am glad to hear that you have been having so much fun while I have been away". He commented.
"And Daddy then Nanny and some guards took me for an adventure", she smiled with her big brown eyes.
"An adventure you say", not saying anymore, waiting for Kiara to tell him more about her adventure.
"Yes Daddy an adventure, we went for a ride to the cliffs today Daddy, to collect some stones",. She added, her eyes wide open in total amazement, "it was beautiful there Daddy".
Not really liking what he heard, he asked, "where is Nanny"?
"She is right here Daddy, do you want to talk to her"?
Yes I do, while I am talking to Nanny, why don´t you go and get a book to read to me".
"OK Daddy", and without a second thought, she took off. He could hear voices in the background, and then footsteps running away.
"Yes my Lord, you wanted to talk to me", the old woman said when she appeared on the screen.
"Nanny, I am glad that Kiara is being left in such capable hands, but due to circumstances I forbid Kiara to leave the mansion grounds until my return". He ordered.
"Yes, my Lord", she replied, looking disappointed in herself.
"And no one is to enter the grounds unless they have my permission. If there is any need for food or goods send some of the guards to collect them. Also Nanny, I want guards to protect yourself and Kiara 24 hours a day. Even if she goes outside to play, there are to be guards there too. Any way Nicholas is returning today to undertake my orders".
"Yes my Lord". She replied obediently.
"And Nanny, I miss you", he added.
"I miss you too, my Lord", she said smiling brightly.
Yes Khivar had a special place in his heart, for this old woman, who had brought him up as a child.
"Nanny, can you see what´s taking Kiara so long", he smiled back at the old woman, who was more of a mother to him than his real mother, "and nanny, do be careful of yourself, if you need to carry anything heavy, ask one of the servants to do it for you, OK". He smiled.
"I will my Lord". She said as she walked away from the screen.
Kiara returned to the screen, and Khivar waited patiently, until she had finished reading her book. Then they exchanged kisses and goodnights.
After that Khivar lay on his bed. Bbbrrrrrr, as the intercom sounded on.
"Lord Khivar, do you wish for any food or refreshments", the voice asked over the intercom.
"No, and I don´t. and I don´t want to be disturbed for the rest of the night unless it is urgent".
"As you order", and the intercom sounded off.
Then walking to the window, and looking out into the stars, overwhelmed by emotions, he cried. He cried for his lost wife, his lost King, but most of all he cried for his daughter that he was seperated from.

TBC

Hope you´s like that part. I know it´s going along pretty slowly at the moment. But the story will be picking up soon. Enjoy! And I love getting feedback.

Maia

posted on 12-Mar-2002 7:32:48 AM by maia
Hi all

thanks for all the feed back. I love it. Just a few questions yous could help me out on with. Firstly, I have been trying to figure out how to let every one know that I have updated, but being computer dumb, I have no idea how to do it. Could some one help me with this please? Secondly, I have an idea for a new fanfic, but being from New Zealand, I don´t know how your school system in the US works. Could some kind person please tell how old you are when you start school in the US? What different typed of schools yous have, eg. in NZ we start at primary, then go to Intermediate, and later High School. And what grade you are in when your 6years old and 12years old. This will be heaps appreciated. Well my dears here are another 2 parts for you´s then. Enjoy, and I love feedback.

Maia

Part 5

Surprisingly enough when Khivar awoke the next morning he felt very refreshed. The 3 nights since he had left his home, he had not really slept so well. So he relished at his renewed fitness. 5 minutes later, the intercom went off.
"Lord Khivar, this is Lord Jennan, and some new revelations into the murder of the King has just been brought to my attention". he sighed.
"Yes continue"
"for 10 minutes contact was made from one of our ships, in the Alter Region, it appears that one of our spies, a shape shifter by the name of Nacedo has been able to find some revealing information about the assasination".
"Yes and".
"He was able to successfully shape shift into one of the servants in the Palace of the Sy´rabs and the information strongly points to the Sy´rabs and Talabeans as the culprits". He added.
"Good, good when will we be able to meet wth this Nacedo"? he enquired.
"He arrives back in the city in 20 minutes time". Answering Khivar.
"Arrange, for all the Advisors to meet in 1 hours time, and before this Nacedo talks, I want you to inform him that he present us with the facts, I have no time for rumours", he said very admantly.
"Yes my friend".
"Until the meeting", and he shut the intercom off.
Hmmmm, Khivar thought to himself, progress at last
1 hour after the call, Khivar and the Advisors were all sitting around a table with the shape shifter Nacedo. In all there were 10 Advisors Khivar and Nacedo. Once the doors were closed no one was permitted to enter the room. Lord Jennan introduced Nacedo to the group, and detailed the operation that Nacedo had be working. The group stared at this man Nacedo. Although the Antarians had powers, a shape shifter was a rarity among Antarians. They belonged to a very small group of Antarians, who produced a rare gene in their blood group.
"So Nacedo report to us what you have found out", Khivar instructed.
"Well my Lord, as you´s are all aware I was successfull enough to shape shift into one of the Royal servants of King Akka. While in his service, I was able to plant a device into some of the room, and the whole converstion has been recorded. If my gentlemen you would all like to turn on your screens, we may begin". Taking his place again.
As the men watched the tape, Khivar was astonished at the ability this Nacedo had to hide these devices. The pictures clearly showed 2 men, King Akka of Talabean, and King Yonuk of Sy´rab, sitting at a table drinking wine. As they watched the conversation they were all taken back at the scope of the plan, unable to grasp the severities of their plans. But as the showing continued they were all left roaring with outrage as the last part of the conversation was revealed.
"And if my men are successful with their plans today, that dog Annax shall be dead before the sun goes down", King Yonuk said with a menacing grin on his face.
"Yes, yes, a dead dog, let us drink then to dead dogs", as they bought their goblets together in a loud bang, followed by laughter.
As the film of the 2 Kings drew to a close. Absolute mayhem took place. It was only when Khivar rose his voice silence was obtained.
"Nacedo, have you anything else to report to us", he asked very calmly.
"Only, that King Adda troops and King Yonuks troops have been assembling together. It seems clear that they will attack very shortly, but when I wasn´t able to discover". Also adding calmly.
"And, why did it take 3 days for you to report this to us"? He asked, slightly curious to the answer.
"when the King was first assasinated, no ships were permitted to enter or leave the planet, and it took me 1 day, to be able to meet my contact, and escape into the desert where our ship had been hidden".
"You have done well Nacedo, you may be excused."
Turning abruptly, he left the room.
Khivar began, "I see this as an insult to all of Antar and King Annax...", pausing briefly,"and gentlemen that is why it is left to my descretion that we plan a surprise attack"
"Yes attack, attack", was heard around the table. As Yays were given in approval. But Khivar didn´t want to let out his main objective, so instead of continuing down this line, he quickly swung the subject concerning allies. And so for more that 2 hours they discussed this and other situations. They all knew that from the 5th planet of Amerk, King Bukkam their closest ally had already said that his people would join in the war, if sustainable evidence would be produced. And with the tape of the conversation, it would be a matter of contacting their ally to inform them. But the 3rd planet, Jenkon always stayed neutral with the rivalry between Antar and the Talabeans. So maybe some diplomacy between Antar and Jenkon could persuade them to align with Antar. Although Amerk and Jenkon were the 2 smaller Kingdoms in the star system ther alliances would be a leading edge that Antar needed.
With just over 6 Hours until the funeral of the King. Khivar then announced his plan.
"I shall meet with the Queen shortly, and if she gives her permission, then at the stroke of 6, we shall strike Akka and his treacherous scroundrel Yonuk".
"But Lord Khivar that is when the Kings funeral procession begins", interjected Lord Jennan.
"Yes, I know but would they expect us to attack during our hour of mourning"? He asked, cleverly knowing this would be their trump card.
"No".
"Exactly", said Khivar, "gentlemen after I have meet with the Queen, I will expect to see you´s one more time before the funeral procession begins. Gentlemen, at 4, we shall meet again. Be ready". And with that he turned on his heels and left the room.


Part 6

On leaving the room, Khivar pulled out his communicator. He pushed a button, that only he and the 2 top advisors had. That being a direct line to the Queen. As the Queen heard the ring she ushered her attendants out of the room, when the door closed, she answered. Thinking to herself what could this possibly be.
"Your Majesty, this is Lord Khivar", the voice echoed.
"Yes, Lord Khivar, what is it that you disturb me today".
"I am sorry to inconvience you my Majesty, but I must meet you urgently".
"What is it"? She asked sounding irritated.
"Your Majesty, I do not wish to discuss this matter in the open, but I do wish to meet you immediately".
Oh that man, is so forward sometimes, she thought, "can this matter not wait until tomorrow"? She stated.
Although Khivar loved his Queen, he quietly thanked the gods that she was not in th position to rule the planet. "No Your Majesty, this is a matter of the top most priority, and it cannot simply be pushed under the carpet until tomorrow", being sure the Queen understood the urgency of the situation.
"Yes then we can meet in the study, in half and hour then".
"Yes, Your Majesty, in half an hour". And he turned his communicator off.
Turning to one of his aids, he ordered that snacks and refreshments be bought to his chambers, and left a stern order that no one was to disturb him for the next 2 hours. And as the aids left to carry out his orders, he hurried to his room. Knowing that he wouldn´t be able to contact Kiara later in the day.
"Daddy, your early today", she smiled brightly.
"Yes, I know my dear".
"Why what´s the matter"? Knowing with here instinct that he usually contacted her in the evenings.
"Oh nothing Daddy can´t deal with", reassuring her.
"OK, then Daddy look, look what I made", as she raised a necklace made of coloured stones.
"Oh it´s very beautiful my dear, did you make that all by yourself"? He asked.
"Well not all by myself, Nanny helped me... it´s a present Daddy for you", she said proudly.
"Well that has to be the most beautiful present I have ever recieved", he admitted honestly.
"Oh thank you Daddy", she said as she grinned from ear to ear.

KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK.

"Just a second my dear". Getting up from his chair, he said loudly, "enter". And a servant entered and quickly put the refreshments on the table. Before the servant could ask Khivar if he wanted anything else.He quickly said, "leave, that will be all for now". Impatiently wanting to talk to Kiara again. Returning to his seat, he heard Kiara singing to herself.
"Oh Daddy your back".
"Did I scare you".
"Don´t be silly, you don´t scare me". She laughed at him. He too laughed out loud. Some men in his presence had practicable wet themselves, out of fear for him. Men had crumbled at his feet. He thought it rather amusing, how this little girl could never concieve him as a monster, rather she loved him with all the innocence of any child for there mother or father.
"Daddy, I know you don´t know when your coming home, but I asked Nicholas if he could get this to you, so you can think of me when you look at it. And, he said that he would have a messenger leave tomorrow to give it to you". She declared.
Again, thank you my dear, and Daddy will wear it all the time".
"promise".
"promise".
So the 2 talked for another 10 minutes after which Khivar had a small snack. When he finished, he left his chambers, slowly contemplating what his meeting with the Queen would bring.


TBC

Well everyone. That´s it for now, enjoy reading.

Maia

posted on 13-Mar-2002 9:24:32 AM by maia
Hi All me again, I just want to say thanks to everyone who has been giving feedback, I really love reading what you´s have to say.
Alienchica, I don´t know your real name but thanks for the help. When I followed your instructions, I realised how easy it was.
KEmperor, and Sarah Whitman, also a thanks out to you´s too. Yes this helped me out heaps.
Now for all you´s out there here are 2 new parts.

Part 7

When Khivar entered the study, formalities were exchanged and thy both took a seat. As Khivar explained the story to the Queen she looked on in horror, shedding tears as the last part of the conversation was retold. Rounding up Khivar, confronted the Queen with his plans.
"It is therfore inevitable that we strike these scroundrels before they strike us, your Majesty".
"Well Lord Khivar, with what you have told me, I have to agree, but what is our situation with our allies", she asked still shaken from the tale.
"King Bukkan, has pledged full support, if evidence could be proven of the involvement of the other planets, but King Avok, has made no signs of where he lies, remaining neutral, that is why I have a suggestion to make to you".
"Yes Lord Khivar, do go on".
"It has come to my attention that King Avok´s youngest daughter has not yet been promised to anyone yet".
"Yes what are you getting at"?
"It is apparent that he had tried to offer the Princess´s hand in marriage to Prince Zan when the King was still alive. This to improve his families power statis with Antar. And if we were to agree to his proposal, without doubt the Jenkons would support us".
"But my son is to young to marry".
"I am not saying that he has to marry her tomorrow, but if we were to promise Prince Zans hand to her, then our situation will look even stronger than it does now".
"And without there support"?
"Then it could be detrimental to Antars survival. The Jenkons are the major producers of military artillery, and if we were able to have an unlimited supply of weapons, we would have an upper hand".
"Is it so important"?
"Yes".
"Is ther no other way out of this"?
"No, your Majesty".
"Then I don´t think we have any other option".
"No we don´t your Majesty, I have arranged a meeting between yourself and King Avok tomorrow, he is most eagar to meet you".
"OK then so I will meet tomorrow to give my sons hand away in marriage".
As is was not customary to have arranged marriages on Antar, this solely being left in the hands of the indiviuals. But it was quite normal to marry because of political reasons.
"Your Majesty, I would now like to bring up the next and most vital part of th plan now".
"Yes Lord Khivar and that may be"?
"It is about our strike against Akka and Yonuk. It has been clear to me that we strike them immediately".
"How immediately do you mean"?
"I was thinking tonight, at 6´clock".
"That is ludicrious".
"No your Majesty, that is ingenious".
"But that is during th funeral procession".
"I am aware of that, but for the sake of Antar it would be a key for us to destroy alot of military post without any opposition. And an element of surprise that they would not have thought of".
"I have to talk to Lord Jennan first".
"Your Majesty with all respect, time is of the essence, and time is something we don´t have alot of. If we leave it for any longer whats stopping them from attacking us tonight"?
Turning away and looking out the window the Queen thought to herself for a few silent moments. Facing Khivar again the Queen reposed herself. "Lord Khivar, I hope we are doing the right thing".
"In war there are no rights, only winners and losers, but I shall see that I lead Antar to Victory".
"So be it".
Exitting the room, Khivar then spend the rest of his day making the neccessary preparations. And at 6´clock when th Kings procession begun, Khivar looked into the heavens above and fingered the necklace he had recieved from Kiara.


Part 8

After Zans coronation the Royals were moved to a hidden location for their own protection. As planned Zan and Ava were to be bethroned. And the attacks on Akka and Yonuk had taken place as originally planned. The war had been a bloody affair with many casulties being lost. Healers of Antar were a rarity, but those who had the ability were doing there best to keep there people alive. Khivars time was much in demand and sometimes if he was lucky he had a nights sleep uninterupted. Sometimes only having 3 or 4 hours sleep.
Kiara too had been moved to a secret location. As the days turned into weeks and the weeks into months her health deteriorated. Although the Doctors weren´t able to pinpoint the diagnosis it was agreed that she was suffering from depression. No physical contact with her father and guards protecting her 24hours a day was starting to takes it toll on the young girl. So after 5 months the Queen had allowed him 3 days to visit her. On Khivars return, he ran immediately to his daughters side. When he found her, she was sitting at a chair staring out the window. She didn´t hear her father as he entered the room. He dismissed the guards, and she wasn´t even aware of it.
"Kiara my dear".
Turning she stared at him, not believing that it was really him. He walked slowly towards her.
"Kiara, it´s me, it´s Daddy".
"Is it really you Daddy"?
"Yes it is".
And without another thought she ran into his arms, crying her heart out, holding him tight, not wanting to ever let him go. And him holding her tight, letting her cry on his shoulders. With the presence of the guards gone, Kiara spirits picked up again. Nanny had commented on how wonderful it was to see her smile again. And had left the room quietly. For the rest of the day Kiara wouldn´t let her father go, she even ate her meals sitting on his knees. But khivar didn´t mind he was enjoying his doughters company as much as she was . While Khivar was away, Kiara had celebrated her 6th birthday. They were both disappointed as this was the first birhday they had not celebrated together. So as Kiara took a nap on his bed, Khivar wanted to do something special for her. So he arranged a party for that night. When she woke, he collected her in his arms.
"Kiara, I have a present for you".
"But Daddy you are my present".
"But I brought you something anyway".
Taking a seat, he took a parcel out of his pocket. "There open it".
When she opened her present her eyes widened in amazement. Lifting a necklace with a stone on it, "it´s beautiful Daddy", kissing him on the cheek, "thank you".
The stone was a very rare gem, only people of high prestige had the money to have one.
"Oh Daddy I shall wear it forever, thank you".
"And when you look at it, think of me".
"I always think of you Daddy".
And this was true, Kiara led a very secluded life. Outside of Nanny and the few servants who played with her she had no real contact to the outside world, and no real friends. Nanny had said that it was unhealthy fo a child to be surrounded by adults all the time. But since his wifes death Khivar had wanted to keep her locked up from the outside world. He was doing this for her own protection. Khivar was very particular about her upbringing, he even had food tasters to test her food. Anyone that was sick, there belongings were burned, and they were put into quarantine. He wanted to protect her from everything. Later in life this would eventually lead to Kiara´s many secret outings, which would lead to her "death".
The next 3 days went so fast and as the 2 departed from each other Khivar shed a tear, wishing things were different.

I thought I would gives yous another part.

Part 9

10 YEARS LATER.

Kiara had grown up to become a beautiful young woman. So beautiful that the male guards had been changed to the top female warriors on Antar. On Khivars last visit home he had noticed once to often the guards travelling eyes, and had ordered ther immediate services to the Army. The new Bodyguards were very wary of Kiara at first, but so was the way of Kiara that the woman fell for her charm and they became very close. Kiara became very close with one of her guardians in particular, a young woman named Ria. When Ria had become aware that Kiara had been locked up in the grounds for the past 10 years, she took it upon herself to change that.
"Your fathers a Neantherdal".
"No he´s not, he´s only trying to protect me".
"Apart from the fact you have nicer clothes and better food you are no different from the prisoners being held in th dungeons".
"Oh Ria, that is not true", she laughed, no one had ever insulted her father in front of her before.
"Who are you trying to fool? I have an idea, how about tonight we sneak out of the grounds and go the cliffs and watch the stars".
"That is to dangerous, you may be executed if we´re caught".
"Well I don´t intend on losing my head, do you not want to add a little spice to your life or not".
"Well, well..".
"Well is it yes or no"?
"Yes then I will do it".
"Good I will come up to your room tonight at 11´clock".
"Good then", and they carried on with there walk.
Khivar had been more busy than he had wanted to during the last 10 years. Which gave him the extra motivation to beat his enemies. He had visited Kiara as often as he could, and still had kept up there daily contact. She would always be his baby, and although they still loved each other very much, he had missed the years oh not watching her grow up. But the war had proven to be very long, and no side being able to achieve a complete dominance. during the last 3 years the Jenkons had been only allowing limited arms to go through. This had more to do with the marriage between Zan and Ava. On Jenkon it was common that they marry as young as 13. On Antar they married at 18. Only with special permission from the King could people marry younger. And Zan wasn´t prepared to lose his "freedom", until he had to.
"Although she is quite beautiful in her own way Rath, she really is as stupid as a mountain goat".
"That is no way to talk about your future wife, and a beautiful face and a good body are all you need to have from a woman. It is not important that a woman have wit or intelligence. A woman with wit and intelligence could prove troublesome". Rath teased him.
"Oh if only you would say that in front of Vilandra". As they both grinned at each other and laughing knowing that would never happen.
After his fathers death, Zan had been crowned King of Antar, Then his family had lived 3 years in hiding. There Zan, Vilandra and Rath the son of Lord Jennan had all grown up together. They had recieved the best tutoring available. When Zan was 7 he started to recieve private tutoring form the best academics in Star Constellation. Both boys were trained in armed combat and hand to hand battles. And they were all taught to develop there powers. So by the time they were 9 they were quite capable fighters. After 3 years they moved back to the Capital. Here the boys were instructed in military tactics, Rath excelling in this area. And at 10 Zan entered his first meeting with the Advisors and Khivar. This was no easy task for a 10 year old. But knowing he would one day be the decision maker he knew the importance of these meetings. Since the death of his father, Zan had matured very quickly. The only freedom Zan found was his daily horse rides, where he and Rath could relax and forget about ther heavy work loads. Whereas a normal Antarian were schooled only 4 hours a day, they were schooled 9-10 hours a day. Zan had said to his mother that he needed a break, so she had suggested that he an Rath go to th Royal Holiday Retreat in the desert in 1 months time. So Zan and Rath planned on what they could do on there holiday.

Well everyone, that´s me for the day, hopes you enjoyed the last 3 parts. And don´t forget about the feedback.

Maia




posted on 14-Mar-2002 10:06:46 AM by maia
Hi everyone, wow I am really stunned from all the feedback. ( I mean that in a really good way). Thanks alot. I know this is my baby, so I´m glad that you´s like it so much.

Applebybear: Yeah course you can call her Liz

Alienchica: Your pretty on to it,3 regarding the storyline.

Heres another 2 parts. Enjoy!

Part 10

That night Kiara had waited in her chambers very nervously. She didn´t know what to expect. She was contemplating changing her mind when Ria slipped in the room.
"Here get changed into these". Giving Kiara a bag.
"What is it"?
"Clothes because you sure can´t go hiking in those".
Kiara went into her bathroom and came out dressed in a guards uniform.
"You don´t really expect us to pull this off do you"?
"Yeah sure I do". As she tied Kiara´s hair up and put it under the beret.
"When we walk out keep your head down at all times, and if anyone stops to ask any questions let me do the talking. OOhhh and practise the salute". After practising the salute for a few minutes, the 2 girls slipped out in Kiara´s secret entrance. On reaching th hallway, they quietly proceeded through to the kitchen. "The coasts all clear". As she put a pack on her back, and they walked outside. Picking up speed they walked for 5 minutes until thy reached the inner walls.
"Don´t tell anyone about this, I found it by accident". As Ria scooted behind some bushes and opened a door. Walking inside, the door opened up to some steps going down, and into a tunnel.
"It seems like someone built this here in case of bad times. I was checking out some old plans of the place when it was first build, apparently everyones forgotten this tunnel exists. Could be handy for any secret rendevous". As they exited the tunnel leading them into an opening in some cliff face.
"Wow this is beautiful", as Kiara took the expanse that lay before her in.
"I know I come here sometimes when I need some peace and quiet". As they continued on. After what seemed ages they came up to a clearing overlooking a river. The moon shone brightly, and the stars seemed distant in the heavens above. Kiara was absolutely spellbound. The 2 sat there for hours talking and looking up into the stars. Taking some food out of the pack and handing Kiara something to eat, Ria asked. "Kiara do you believe in love"?
"I don´t know, I have never been in love before, I mean I love my father, and Nanny".
"No not that kind of love, I mean love, love".
"I suppose so". Not really sure what to say.
"Well I do. I think somewhere out there, there is a special man waiting for me, my true love, only thing is I haven´t met him yet". As they laughed.
"I suppose there is a special love for me out there too". Looking out to the stars.
"What does he look like"?
"He´s tall, and well built, muscular, with black hair, and hazel eyes so beautiful, that when you look into them you could drown in there beauty".
"So you have thought about it".
"One starts to wonder as they grow older. But Ria what about you? What about your dream man"?
"Oh he´s also tall, with a well built body, strong facial features and has sandy coloured hair".
"Good then, we won´t be chasing the same man then". Teasing Ria.
And they continued to talk into the small hours of the morning. Returning before anyone noticed they were missing. Wishing they could stay.
For the next couple of weeks, the 2 girls kept up with the secret outings. Nobody had a clue what they were up too. But Nanny had become suspicious, as Kiara spend hours sleeping into the day. She didn´t want to say anything as she didn´t want to get Kiara into any trouble.
One night as the girlsw ere walking through the secret entrance, they didn´t notice a pair of eyes watching them from behind a tree. Apparently Nanny wasn´t the only one suspicious of Kiara´s behaviour. A spy had been able to infiltrate Khivars household. He followed the girls, making sure they would not detect him. When the girls sat dpwm, he stayed hidden behind some rocks. When the girls left, many hours later, he kept a safe distance behind them. As the 2 reached the mansion, he followed them inside. When they reached what appeared to be a table standing in front of a wall, he watched as one of the girls pulled out a device. Pressing a button, he watched as a secret passage was revealed. The girl with the device walked into the passage, and the door closed. The other girl ran away quickly.
Going into the gardens the man hopped on a horse. Riding nobody stopped to question him as he left the main entrance. As he rode further into the desert. He stopped and pulled out a communicator. A voice answered.
"Yes, it´s me. It looks like we have the chance to kill Khivars daughter". As he spoke into the communicator he smiled, knowing that only Khivar and his daughter had these devices for the secret passages of the mansion. And discussed the next plan.

Part 11a

The following night when Ria reached Kiara´s chambers she was waiting there dressed in her uniform.
"About time, I thought you would never come".
"Yeah that jerk Nicholas made me do some extra duties".
As always the girls took ther usual path, chatting quitely. They approached there clearing and Ria unpacked some of Kiara´s favourite sweets. The 2 had become really close over the last couple of weeks, and Ria couldn´t help spoiling her. Kiara loved her outings with Ria, and thought life couldn´t be better. The girls were chatting away together when they heard some stones falling. Reaching for her weapon instinctively, Ria loudly said, "Who´s there, come out where I can see you". Ria knew someone was there, but before she could say anything again shots were being fired at them.
"Run Kiara, run", Ria yelled as she dove to the ground shooting in the direction the shots were coming from. Kiara knew that they were trapped and ran to the cliff edge. Making out a small ledge about 4 metres down. She looked up to see Ria still fighting valiantly.
"Ria, Ria come quick"
"Just run Kiara, run". As her friend took a shot. Not knowing what else to do but knowing she had to escape, she scrambled over the cliff side. Her hands, grabbing anything she could clutch onto, slowly descending the cliff face. She slipped and fell, with a ummpphhh, she fell hard on the small ledge. She was able to gather her wits and walking with her back towards the cliff, she slowly edged herself along the 10cm ledge. Shots were still being shot at her from above, but Kiara knew she had to carry on. When she made it across the ledge, she saw a rough track. She stumbled over rocks and stones making her way to the bottom. She heard voices in the distance and forced herself to keep running. Her feet willing her to run. Running along the river side, she was thankful that the moon was shining, making her path easier to see. The voices were becoming louder, but she didn´t slow down. 200 metres in front of her she saw a small boat. Run, Kiara run kept going in her mind. Reaching the boat, she fumbled with the rope finally managing to untie it. The river flow was swift and she knew that if she launched the boat fast enough they wouldn´t be able to catch her. Pushing the boat into the river she pulled herself in. The boat was full, standing up to throw the contents out into the river shots started coming in her direction. Trying to duck one shot, Kiara lost her balance, she fell back hard hitting her head against the surface.
Hours later as the sun shone brightly into the boat, it continued to make its was downstream, with an unconscious Kiara lying inside.

Part 11b

Zan and Rath had been at the Royal Retreat for 3 days now. They had been together nearly the whole time. Only when Zan left for an hour each day to listen to briefings from Khivar and the Advisors were they alone, otherwise the 2 were insepereable.
There daily routine made up of shooting competitions, swimming, horse riding and in the evenings playing cards with the guards. Although he was King, Zan enjoyed to gamble, and winning all of Raths money wasn´t any fun so for years he had played cards with the guards. His guards loved him and were absolutely loyal to their King, apart from that he was a good loser, and could afford to pay his debts.
The next day had started as normal. After breakfast Zan left for his briefings. Then they played there shooting games. After lunch they packed up for the day ready to ride to the river for a swim. The 2 were lying on the river bank, sun-bathing and talking. Then suddenly one of the guards started shouting.
"Your Majesty, look up the river there appears to be a small boat coming downstream". The 2 ran to the river side and in the distance a small boat could be seen. One of the guards who had been stationed on a mount yelled out, "looks like someones inside, I think they´re injured". Zan immediately ordered 4 of his guards to swim out to the boat and bring it in. As they swam out to the boat, Rath pulled Zan to the side. "It could be a trap Zan". Rath said, " it´s best if we wait over there". Zan had never made Rath call him King.
"No, I don´t think so, we´ll just wait until they bring the boat in, besides, no ones knows this place exists".
As the guards had bought the boat to the river side. One of the guards picked up what looked to be the small figure of a woman, dressed in a guards uniform.
"Whats is she doing out here"? Rath asked.
Zan ordered the guard to carry her to his mat. When the guard placed her down, Zan looked at her as her long shiny hair spread out on the mat. Looking into the most beautiful face he had ever seen he gasped. "She´s beautiful, she´s the most beautiful woman I have ever seen in my life". As he stroked her face, and wondered who this dark haired beauty was.

TBC

Sorry I know those parts were a bit short, But I hope you´s enjoy them. Don´t forget the feedback. Oh if if anyone is interested, I have started a new fanfic, it´s called. "Changes In You & Me". Another Dreamers fic. Parts 1-8 are already out, and I´m going to update another 2 parts now.

Maia

posted on 15-Mar-2002 9:26:54 AM by maia
Hi all, well glad you´s are enjoying the fic as much as I´m writing it. It´s pretty hard when I´m at work, I just can´t wait to get back home to write soon more.

Pandas2001, your going to have to read the next few parts, cause I don´t want to give the plot away.

Take care all
Maia

Part 12

It was mid morning as Nanny knocked on Kiara´s door. When no response was heard she went through to the bed chambers.
"Kiara it´s , so dark in here". She said while drawing the curtains back, "the suns shining and your going to miss the day if you don´t wake up". Turning to Kiara´s bed she put her hands over her mouth gasping as she saw the bed empty. On closer inspection she noticed that the bed had not been slept in.
"Kiara is missing, Kiara is missing", as she yelled, crying hysterically, running into the hallway. As the guardians on the door tried to calm the old woman down, others had run into the room, to inspect it. Shortly later Nicholas appeared to scenes of people running around in chaos. Kneeling before the old woman, who had by now taken a seat, still crying uncontrolably.
"Old Woman , tell me what happened"?
"I, I, went into Miss Kiara´s room, room", blubbering away, "to, to, wake, her, her, up".
"Take your time Old Woman". He spoke.
"And, and , when, when, I, got there, she, she was, gone". Starting to cry again.
Yelling and shouting out orders to people to begin a search of the mansion and the mansion perimetres, he looked down at the woman "you take the Old Woman to her room to rest, and I want every leaf and stone turned until we find her". Taking his communicator from his belt.
Khivar was sitting in a meeting with the Advisors when he recieved the call.
"Lord Khivar".
"Lord Khivar, this is Nicholas- something terrible has happened at the mansion my Lord".
All the blood ran from Khivar´s face, and he excused himself from the room.
"Wait a while until I reach the dining room", He ordered.
"Yes my Lord".
Khivar was dreading hearing the news Nicholas was to tell him, hurrying into the dining room. When he was seated, "yes Nicholas what have you to say to me"?
"Lord Khivar, Kiara is missing".
Dropping his communicator, Khivar stared into the air devasted.
"Lord Khivar, Lord Khivar", echoed the communicator lying on the ground.
Bringing himself back out of his daze, he picked the device off the floor.
"Nicholas start an immediate search of the grounds, and the outside, I want you personally to question anybody that may have been involved in her disappearance".
"I have set up a search of the mansion and the mansions outside perimetres".
"INCREASE THE OUTSIDE SEARCH YOU IMBECILE, INCREASE IT TO A 20KM RADIUS".
"Yes my Lord".
"And Nicholas if anything has happened to my daughter I will have some heads on a plate, and yours will be first, now prepare my chambers I shall be back before sun down". With that he hurried out of the room. Shouting orders at guards and aids to prepare some horses for his departure within the hour.
After advising the Advisors and the Queen that a family crisis had occurred and that he had to return to his mansion immediately, Khivar rode off, and was out of the city boundaries 40 minutes after recieving the call.
Oh no my Kiara, thought Khivar as he rode like a madman from hell. What has become of you? Where are you my child? He thought of his childs beautiful face, she was the splitting image of his wife. No not you too. How can I lose you too? Then he stopped himself, to scared to think what he was capable of if he lost Kiara too. He knew he and the guards had made good ground, but that he had at least 2 hours more riding to go. He felt helpless, driving his horse faster and faster wanting to be back at the mansion. It seemed like an eternity as the riders approached the mansion gates. Passing the gates, not caring about the salutes from the men posted. He bought his horse to a sudden halt, dismounting quickly, discarding his cape and ran into to see Nicholas. Nicaholas was talking to some one on his communicator as Khivar entered the room.
"My Lord your back", as he saluted his Lord.
"Has there been any progress in the search"?
"Not yet my Lord, but we have some servants and they are being held for questioning"
"Yes and".
"I have contacted the NCC. and they are sending their best trackers, they should be here within the hour my Lord".
As Khivar paced up and down the room, Nicholas briefed him on the latest information that was available.

LATER IN THE EVENING

KNOCK! KNOCK!
"Enter".
2 Officers entered the room carring a pack and saluted him.
"Lord Khivar some trackers found the body of a woman dressed as a guard".
"Did she have a necklace on with a Parizean stone on it"?
"No, my Lord". Khivar didn´t want to get his hopes up, maybe they were robbers that attacked her.
"But my Lord her body was identified, and it was not your daughter".
Khivar stopped in his tracks, slightly relieved. Its not Kiara he thought.
"Her body was found on a clearing, in the cliffs about 2km away from here".
"It appears that there was a struggle, she was shot by a laser".
Khivar reduced that whoever it was didn´t have the power to kill.
"We have expects now there, searching for any clues, and Lord Khivar a pack was also found there".
"Where is it"?
"Here my Lord, it doesn´t seem to hold anything of great importance, but...".
"Give the bag to me". He ordered.
Searching the contents of the bag, he ordered the Officers to round up everyone who did not have to ability to kill, and question them thoroughly, then dismissed everyone from the room. When the room was empty, he put his head in his hands.
"Where are you my Kiara? Where are you my Kiara"?, as he weeped aloud, for the contents of the bag held all of Kiara´s favourite sweets and a handkerchief that had belonged to her mother.

Part 13

Zan had attempted to heal Kiara, finding a blood clot in her brain. He cleared the blood clot as best as he could, but could not remove it completely. After a few more unsuccessful attempts, he stumbled back weakened. When he could gather as much of his strength back, he ordered a guard to take his saddle off of his horse. Sitting atop on his horse one of the guards lifted the tiny figure up so she was sitting side saddle, leaning against Zan. He then ordered one of the guards to return on the swiftest horse there to fetch a carriage with one of the Doctors.
Riding slowly the girl began to stir.
"Where am I? Where am I"? Aaahhhh, she has the voice of an angel, he smiled.
"Rest now your in safe hands", gently stroking her face with soft brushes from his fingers.
"Who are you? Where am I"? she said trying to open her eyes.
"Ssshhh just rest my Lady, just rest".
Rath was looking at him oddly. He had never heard Zan ever call anyone. "my Lady". Zan had only seen this girl for a second, and something had hit him, and hit him hard. Rath was very wary, he knew Zan better than anyone else, and if his hunches were right, and his hunches were nearly always right Zan had fallen in love with this stranger. He did not like the idea of his friend falling in love with this woman. They didn´t know who whe was. Besides she was a guard, worse than that she could be one of the enemy. With everything at stake for Zan and his planet Rath didn´t like what the consquences could bring. King Avok had already slowed down the shipments of weapons at Zans constant refusal to marry Ava, no this was one situation Rath didn´t want to contemplate what the consquences could be.
"Zan I think I should take the girl".
"No you will not", he answered very sternly.
Rath didn´t want to start an argument with Zan in front of the guards, so he left it at that for now.
As one of the guards lead his horse Zan could not take his eyes of this beauty. Who are you my beauty? He asked himself. He pondered, what circumstances had lead for this beauty to be lying here in his arms. Trailing his eyes downwards, he noticed a chain around her neck. Taking the chain out from under her clothing, a Parizean stone shone brightly in his hand. Knowing that on a guardians pay there was no way she could recieve enough money to acquire such a valuable stone. Only the very elite of society had the means to hold such an exquistite stone in their possession. Whoever she was the mystery was becoming bigger by the hour.
"Water, water". She murmurred.
Ordering them to stop a guard rushed to Zans side, but when his King had ordered him to help him dismount while he held onto the semi-unconscious woman, he did so obediently.
"Water, someone give me some water, a fresh bottle, give me a fresh bottle of water".
As he lay her down he tipped her head up slightly slipping some water into Kiara´s mouth. His heart almost breaking as she thanked him through helpless eyes.
"We shall wait here until the carriage arrives".
Pouring some water onto a cloth he patted her face softly, trying to cool her down.
"Someone bring me some shelter against the sun". It was mid afternoon, and the sun was burning down on them, there were also no trees in sight to shelter under. A mat was laid down and Zan placed her gently upon it, putting some cushions under her head, tending to her as he was surrrounded by guards holding up shelter to protect them from the sun. Rath was shocked at Zans behaviour, it was not the duty of the King of Antar to attend to anyone.
"Zan let me do that", trying to relieve him.
"No, leave me alone, I am not an imbecile".
"Zan this has nothing to do with that, it is just that you are the King of Antar and it is not the duty of the King to tend to guardians".
"Rath, that is right I am the King, and as the King I will do as I please".
When the carriage finally arrived, Zan lifted Kiara into the carriage. As the Doctor started to examine her, he moved to the side, asking the Doctor questions about her condition. Rath had volunteerd to ride ahead to make the neccessary preparations on there return. So he said, but Zan knew he was still upset at him about what had happened earlier.
On reaching the Retreat, medic´s carried Kiara out as Zan followed closely behind. He ordered them to take her into his chambers. In shock, they followed his orders. When thay got to Zans chambers he ordered them to put her onto his bed. Rath didn´t even want to waste his time telling Zan that that was a bad idea. Zan could be as stubborn as hell when he wanted to, and when he was in one of his stubborn moods, nobody could get him to change his mind. When the medics went to leave, he ordered that if anything got out about the events of the day, hard consquences would be paid. The Doctors and nurses had done everything they could for her, ready to leave he then ordered that 2 nurses be stationed outside of the room 24 hours a day, and the 2 were left in the chambers alone. Sitting next to her, he took her hand in his. For hours on end he talked to her, telling her tales, telling her tales of how a beautiful dark haired maiden had won the heart of the King of Antar. Hours later Zan with his head leaning against the bed fell asleep, still with her hand in his.
As morning approached, Kiara began to wake. Opening her eyes she tried to focus on her surroundings. Feeling someone holding here hand, she turned her weak head to see the body of a man slumped in a chair next to the bed asleep. His head leaning on the bed. As Zan felt movements he lifted his head up abruptly.
Opening her dry mouth she asked, "who are you, my Lord"?
Still holding her hand he looked longingly into the most beautiful eyes he had ever seen.
"I am the man who loves you my beauty".

TBC

That´s me for the day, I hope you´s enjoyed that. And don´t forget the deedback.

Maia




posted on 16-Mar-2002 12:28:30 PM by maia
Hi all

well it´s me again, with 2 new parts. I just wanted to let you´s know that although things don´t end well for them on Antar, that when they get to earth there will be happiness for them. I didn´t want to kill off Ria in this fic, but I couldn´t think of any good scenario where both Kiara and Ria could be worked into the story. Please forgive me.

Maia

Part 14

Staring into his amber eyes Kiara was absolutely hynotised by them.. They looked so loving and trusting. She was memerised by his handsome face, the way his mouth circled up in a beautiful smile.
"Who am I"? What am I doing here"?
Zan realised that the fall she had, had done more damage than he had anticipated.
"You are a beautiful maiden, my beauty".
"Who are you"? Her voice asked inquiringly. Not wanting to scare her he replied.
"My name is Zan, and you could say that I am a trusted subject of Antar".
"Oh, do you work for the Royal Family"?
"You could say that". He grinned at her, cocking his eyebrow up slightly.
"Am I your wife"?
"Not yet".
"Oh".
"Are you disappointed"?
"I don´t know, all I know is that I woke up, and I have no clue to as to who I am, and if I could be so forward, why are you looking at me like that"?
"Looking at you like what". He grinned.
"Looking at me so intensely".
"You don´t like it".
"On the contrary, I like it".
"That is good to know, are you hungry"?
"Yes I am".
"Well you just rest then while I go arrange something for you to eat".
When Zan left the room he said something to the guards and nurses at the door, sending a nurse in to stay with Kiara until he got back. Then going went back into the bed chambers he excused himself and showered. After his showere he asked the nurse a few questions, kissed Kiara on the head and left for his briefing. When the briefing has finished, he was told that Khivar had returned to his mansion due to a family crisis. Then going to Rath and calling his top aids he laid out clear orders that no one was to call him, "Your Majesty", or make anymore referrals to his title for the rest of his stay there. When the Aids had left, Rath pulled Zan to the side.
"What do you think your getting yourself into Zan"?
"Nothing that concerns you".
"Zan you have known this girl for less than 24 hours, you don´t even know anything about her, she could be a spy".
"How can she be a spy, she doesn´t even know her own name".
"Well thats why they have training schools, to learn how to deceive people".
"Rath I assure you she is no spy".
"How can you be sure of that, I did a little research last night checking to see if any reports had been made in the last week of any missing guardians, you know what I found out. Nothing, absolutely nothing, so my next question is, if no guardians have been reported missing lately, who is she then? And why was she dressed in a guardians uniform"?
"I can´t tell you Rath, but I will tell you this. No one and I repeat no one is going to stop me from seeing this girl".
"Zan it´s not just about the girl, theres alot at stake here, the war, your inpending marriage to Ava, the alliance between Antar and Jenkon. I will not sit back and see you jeopardise our planets safety over a girl".
"Rath like I said before, no one and I said no one will stop me from seeing this girl". And he stormed out of the room, to go to Kiara´s side.
When Zan returned, Kiara was sitting up in the bed, as if she was waiting for him. The colour had slowly begun to return to her face and she looked geniunely pleased to see him. After the nurses informed Zan on her progress they left the 2 alone.
"I´m happy to see you so soon". As Zan pulled her to his side,
"I am happy to see you too, the nurses were very kind, but they didn´t talk very much".
"Well I suppose then I am going to have to stay by your side for the rest of the day and talk to you". As he started brushing the soft skin of her face.
"My Lord".
"Please call me Zan".
"OK, Zan what is my name".
Not knowing what to say he replied.
"Liana, (or beauty)".
"So my name is Lania".
"Yes", he lied.
As the 2 talked for hours, Kiara asked many questions about who she was and how they met. Zan not wanting to lie to her anymore, had said that they had found her injured, and that no one knew of her past life. And that that is how she came to be in the Retreat.
A few days later Kiara had recovered, and her and Zan spent many hours walking in the gardens. He even took her for a few rides in a carriage into the desert. Zan was amazed about her inquisiveness, how everything seemed to be new to her. Rath had returned to the capital wanting to find out who this mystery woman was. So the 2 had spent nearly every minute awake together. Zan had 3 more weeks until he was expected to return so he thought he would enjoy every moment he had with her.
Kiara had fallen in love with Zan. It was hard not too. His gentle loving nature made it easy for anyone to fall in love with him. The way he was perceptive to her every need and want. It was unbelievable how much she loved this man in the short time they had had together.
Zan knew that with every moment he was with her he had to have her. But he was unsure of her feelings towards him. So the next day when they were off on one of there walks he bought her to, "there seat", underneath some trees. This area was very secluded and he had always ordered the guards to wait at the last bridge until they returned. As they were sitting.
"Liana I have never met anyone like you before". As he took her hand in his, gazing intensely into her eyes.
"I know what you mean Zan". Although she didn´t know anything about her past, she had an instinct that something like this had never happened to her like this.
"Liana, I...I...am in love with you".
"Oh". Taken back by his words.
"Every waking minute I am with you, you just take my breath away".
"Zan you do the same thing to me".
"I don´t know if you love me".
"But Zan that´s the thing. I do love you". Her eyes sparkling like they had stars in them.
"You love me". As he pulled themselves to there feet.
"Yes Zan I love you".
"She loves me, she loves me", as he lifted her into his arms, twirling around in delight.
"You have made me the happiest man universe". As he placed her feet back on the ground.
"And you have made me the happiest woman alive". As she wrapped her arms around his neck, and they shared there first passionate kiss together.
The next day during his briefing Zan was surprised to see Khivar back. When they had gone over all the neccessary details of the war and other Kingdom affairs Khivar then asked Zan if he could talk to him about a private matter. Khivar had never talked to Zan about his private life before, but knowing that the man was going through a family crisis Zan obliged.
"Your Majesty as you know I have been at my estate for the last few days due to a family crisis". he said very sadly. Zan had never seen any emotions from this man before and was surprised to see him so upset.
"Yes Lord Khivar I heard". As he wondered where this was going too.
"My daughter disappeared , and there had been no trace found to here whereabouts". Looking more and more dejected.
"I am most sorry for you, Lord Khivar would you by any chance be able to send me an image of your daughter". Zan asked out of concern.
"Yes your Majesty, I can do that right away". As Khivar pushed a few buttons.
Zan waited a few seconds for an image to appear and then...
"Mei Liana, (my beauty)".
"What did you say"? khivar asked.
"I said she is a beauty". Zan replied hoping that Khivar didn´t notice his blunder.
"Yes I know she is a beauty, she is the splitting image of her mother, she is all that I have left in the world". As he dropped his head.
"What is her name"? Zan asked, staying calm so that Khivar would not suspect anything.
"Kiara".
"Kiara, Lord Khivar I am sorry for your loss, I hope you have better luck finding her, I must go now". Switching the monitor off and twitching uncharactistically, knowing the truth of his last statement.
Yes it all made sense now. Her impecable manners, the Parizean stone, her inquisitive nature on there rides into the desert. Zan had heard that Lord Khivar had a daughter that had not left the mansion grounds since her childhood. Then making a decision that he would hope he would not regret, he decided that he would refrain from telling Khivar of her whereabouts. Hoping that this was the right decision he had made.

Part 15

The next week and a half had been heaven for Zan and Liana. With the revelation that they loved each other, Zan realised that he could not live the rest of his life unless she was truly his.
There daily walks to there secluded area were always there highlight of the day, it was there special time where they could be alone together, and it seemed like the world had ceased around them. But today Zan wanted to make this day special for her, special for both of them. Sitting down on there bench.
"Zan whats the matter with you, why are you acting so strange", As she smiled her dazzling smile at him.
"Nothing why"?
"You have hardly spoken 2 words since this morning, is something upsetting you"?
"No my love, nothing is upsetting me, it´s only.."
"Zan just say it, get to the point, do you not wish me to be here anymore"?
"Liana how could you possibly think something like that? You know you mean the world to me and that I love you with all my heart".
"Zan then tell me what´s the matter".
"Liana will you do me the honour of being my wife"? As he knelt to his knees, pulling a box out. When it was opened a beautiful ring with a Parizean stone lay in it.
"Oh Zan it´s beautiful, I don´t know what to say".
"Say yes".
"Yes, yes, I will". As tears of happiness sprung to her eyes, and she lost herself in his dreamy eyes.
Slipping the ring on her finger it fitted perfectly. He then took her into his arms, holding her tight.
"Oh Liana I never thought I would know such happiness, I love you, I love you".
"I love you too Zan". As they enjoyed the feel of each other in there arms.
"How about we marry right away, how about tomorrow"? He spoke with such joy in his voice.
"But Zan are´nt we to young to marry, besides don´t we need special permission from the King".
"Oh I can assure you we will have no problems with the King".
"How can you be so sure? If it was up to me I would marry you right now, but.."
Bringing his finger to her soft lips, "believe me the King would be the first person to bless us".
"Then I accept, we shall marry tomorrow". As she smiled radiantly at him.
"Yes tomorrow you shall be my wife". As the 2 embraced again, staying like that for ages, not wanting to break the moment.
Zan wanted the ceremony to be very low key. With the exception of Rath, and 2 of his most trusted guards no one else would attend the wedding. He dispatched a message to Rath as soon as possible, and was expecting his arrival the next morning. He also ordered one of his Priests to come to the Retreat immediately, the Priest to arrive later on that night. Ordering a bridal dress, that was delivered with hours. There were few preparations to be made, the Royal Chapel was filled daily with white roses, and a meal would be prepared in his bed chambers for that night as well.
He knew that Rath would not be happy with him, but he would deal with Rath tomorrow. The 2 maids that were to help Liana with her preparations were told that if word got out that Zan would marry, they would be imprisoned for life, no one knowing where they would be held.
Since Liana´s recovery, Zan had stayed in Vilandra´s bed chambers, not wanting Liana to move from his room. Zan was pleased that after tomorrow night he could be in the arms of Liana forever. So as they departed for the night he kissed her gently on her sweet lips with the joy of knowing it would be the last night they would sleep in seperate rooms.
When Liana woke the next morning she was surprised to find Zan lying next to her. He was leaning on his elbow, playing with her hair, gazing at her with that intense look again.
"Good morning my love", he smiled as she opened her eyes.
"Good morning my heart, Zan how long have you been here"?
"Not long", as he pulled her closer to him, placing kisses all over her face.
"Are you nervous about today"? He asked.
"No, are you"?
"Just a little".
"Why"?
"I am scared this might just be a dream, and when I wake, I find that you are not here".
"Does this feel like a dream to you"? As she started placing kisses all over his face.
"No it feels like heaven". As the 2 held each other in a passionate kiss.
"Liana I have to meet with Rath shortly and I have a few other matters to attend to, I can arrange for some guards to escort you on a walk today if you like"?
"Yes I would like that". Trying to pull himself from her lips
"Liana although I hate to leave you now, I have to attend to these matters".
"OK then", pouting her swollen lips.
"Until this evening", as he gave her one last kiss on her lips.
"Until this evening".
The meeting with Rath did not go well as Zan had suspected. Rath was outraged when he heard about the wedding. Zan said with or without him, he was going to marry. With great reserve Rath accepted what was going to occur this evening. But true to his style he had something to say.
"But we still don´t know who she is, wouldn´t Antar be pleased to find out that their King secretly betrayed his planet and married a spy".
"I would not be betraying my planet, and besides she is no spy".
"How do you know that for sure"?
"I know her true identity".
"What, who is she? You could have saved me alot of time and trouble if you had just told me earlier who is she"?
"She is Lord Khivars daughter".
"You mean Lord Khivars missing daughter, have you lost your mind, the man is insane not knowing where his daughteris and your´ve been hiding her here. What do you think he will do when he finds out that while he´s been going crazy searching the planet for his daughter that his King has been hiding her right under his nose, and that she is married".
"We are not married yet, and he shall never find out where she is".
"How can you be so sure of yourself"?
"Because anyone that tells him shall be executed"
"So if I was to tell him she was here, you would have me executed too, is that what your saying".
"Rath I trust you, that is why I am telling you this".
"I hope you have a conscious when you lay down to sleep at nights Zan. What are you going to do with her keep her locked up here for the rest of her life"?
"If I have too".
"So from one prison to the next, Zan I can´t believe that your doing this".
"Well I am and no one is going to stop me".
"Has she got any idea who she really is"?
"No".
"Do you think she is going to want ot stay your wife if she finds out the truth"?
"That´s "if", she finds out, but I have no intentions of telling her anything".
"That´s no way to start a marriage Zan".
"Rath I know but I can´t help it, I can´t give her up, I just can´t".
"Well then it´s set then isn´t it. I know you better than anyone else, and I know that once you have made up your mind to do something, nobody can change it. I just hope you know what your doing. I have only one more thing to say to you Zan, you are walking on very thin ice, and I would be very careful if I was you".
"I shall". And with that Rath left the room.
Half an hour before sunset Liana entered the Royal Chapel. The Priest began saying the Holy Verses of Marriage, reserved only for the Royal Family. As she drew nearer Zan was in awe at seeing her beautifully dressed in a white bridal dress.
As they joined hands , they stared spell bound into each others eyes. When he touched her, Zans heart skipped a beat, as she smiled, her eyes bright like the heavens into his.
Then the Priest touched them on the heads saying the holy words of marriage. Zan repeating his words, and then declaring his love for Liana. As Liana did the same she smiled with a glow surrounding her. As Rath gave Zan a ring he place it on her finger kissing her fingers lightly when he had finished, not drifting his eyes once away from her eyes. A tear slipped down Liana´s face. Then she too, repeated what Zan had done. And as the sun went down, the Priest announced they had been united as one. And they locked themselves in there first passionate kiss as man and wife.
After Rath and the Priest had congraulated them, Zan picked her up and carried her to the chambers. When they entered the chambers he walked straight past the table that had been laviously prepared for them. Laying her gently on the bed, moving next to her, as they became lost in each others arms for the night.

TBC

They´re moving fast, and they aren´t going to slow down. I hope you´s all enjoyed these last 2 parts. And don´t forget the feedback.

Maia





posted on 17-Mar-2002 10:17:07 AM by maia
Hi all,

well I´m glad that you´s all like the fic, I was reading all of the feedback you´s have written, so I thought I would answer some of your questions. So read on and find out what´s happening next. Thanks for all the feedback.

Maia

Part 16

Zan let the strands of Liana´s soft hair run through his fingers, staring into her beautiful face. They had made love just once last night. As he had broken the barriers of her virginity he healed her womanhood and they talked and cuddled for awhile until they returned to ther love making, not falling asleep until the small hours of the morning. Now she is mine, she is truly mine-mind, body, and soul. Yes, and now that they had consumated their marriage they were joined forever as soulmates.
´I love you Liana', he thought to himself, absolutely spell bound by her beauty.
´I love you too, Zan'. Where did that come from? I thought I heard her voice, but her eyes were still closed, he could not understand it.
She opened her her eyes abruptly.
"Did you just tell me you loved me", Liana asked him curiously.
"No, I just thought it".
"That´s strange because I swear I heard your voice".
"I thought I heard your voice too. Of course, my mother told me that when my father was alive they could read each others thoughts". He explained.
"Oh that´s unusual", she said, "I thought that only members of the Royal Family were able to share there thoughts with one another".
Zan looked at her in silence, his eyes staring bewildered at her.
"Zan what´s the matter, what aren´t you telling me, Zan tell me". As she sat up in the bed.
"Liana, please...".
"Zan tell me what are you hiding from me", looking indifferently at him. Her mind doing over-time.
"Zan are you Royalty or something"?
"Ki...Kia...Liana yes I am of Royal blood".
"Oh", as the blood ran from her face. "Zan tell me who are you"?
"Liana...I am the King".
"Oh", as she fell back down onto her pillows.
"I wanted to tell you the truth when I first met you, but I didn´t want to scare you, I didn´t know how you would react, but...but now I know". As the truth came out and he stood, pacing up and down.
"I didn´t want to scare you", coming to a halt, kneeling before her and taking her limp hand. "Please my love, please find it in you heart to forgive me, please forgive me".
As she stared at the man she loved, the King she only said,
"I need some time to think, please leave me alone to think".
As Zan stood to leave the room with his head hanging down he paused saying,
"I shall wait for you until you are ready to talk to me again". Closing the doors as he left the room.
The guards went to follow him, but he ordered them to stay posted at the door, and to arrange for some food and drinks to be sent up to the room. Leaving, he walked down the hallways alone.
After wandering around the gardens for what seemed ages Rath approached a sullen looking Zan.
"So she didn´t give you any loving last night", Rath grinned at him teasingly.
"She knows Rath, she knows".
"She knows what"?
"She knows that I am the King".
"And she didn´t take it so well as I see".
"No", he answered, looking like a boy lost.
"Well she had to find out sooner or later, at least she found out the truth".
"But what if she never forgives me again, how will I go on"?
"Just give her time Zan, just give her some time". As Rath slapped his friend on the back and the 2 walked in the garden for some time in silence.
After lunch Liana had requested Zan´s presence. As Zan ran to her chambers, he threw the doors open. His head was spinning around in a daze, as his closed the doors behind him, Liana stood there before him dressed in a beautiful gown.
"So I am now the Queen". Liana asked.
"Yes you are", Zan replied softly.
"Now it all makes sense, I mean the wedding and all".
"Yes Liana".
"No wonder we were able to recieve the Kings blessings".
Pleading he began, "Liana you still love me don´t you"?
"Yes Zan I still love you".
"But can´t you see, it´s me, I´m still the same Zan you know, the man you love, the man who loves you. Does it matter to you so much that you now know that I am the King".
"No, yes, oh I don´t know anymore Zan", as she broke into tears.
He couldn´t take it anymore, he ran to her and took her in his arms.
"Liana, King or no King I will always be Zan to you", as he began to wipe her tears away. "Do you forgive me".
"Yes I forgive you", as he pulled her tighter into his arms and into a passionate kiss.
Afterwards Zan told her as much as he could about himself and his life as the King.
Everything went back to normal after that, Liana teasing him everytime someone referred to him as King.
The next week and a half went very fast for the 2. Although Zan didn´t want to leave her, Liana insisted he return to the capital. As the King he had to fulfill his duties. Liana knew she was the Queen of Antar and Zan had told her about the war and that now that she was the Queen there would be alot of people that would want her dead. So to everyone else she was Zans mistress, but Zan ordered that they treat Liana as if she was the Queen, and if he ever he heard anyone snickering about Liana, he would have them imprisoned.
"Oh Zan I´m going to miss you while your gone". Beginning to cry.
Kissing her on the head and pulling her into a warm embrace he said, "I won´t go, I´ll stay here by you".
"Zan you know you can´t do that, your the King, you have your duties to attend to for your people".
"I know but.."
"No buts Zan, you have to go".
"Yes my love". As he pulled her tighter and tighter in his embrace.
"C´mon Zan we have to go now", as Rath mounted his horse.
"I shall come back as soon as I can". As he kissed her one last time.
"I know", she whispered softly and watched them ride off into the desert. Liana watched until there distant figures had disappeared before she turned to walk back to the mansion. I´m only glad Rath is with him she thought. And with that she looked up into the heavens, and prayed that he would return safely to her.

Part 17a

Khivar had returned to his duties a few weeks after Kiara´s disappearance. He didn´t want to but things had taken a change in the war and his return was requested from the Advisors. He was off course the General of the Army, the strategist, the expert in war tactics. It had been a few very hard weeks for Khivar while he was at the mansion. A body of a guardian had been found. Khivar had figured the guardian had befriended Kiara and the 2 had been sneaking out at nights to the cliffs.
Apart from a struggle and a few strands of Kiara´s hair and her blood that had been found, there was very little to go on. Footsteps had been discovered along the river side, near the cliffs and experts had presumed that she was dead. Drowned in the strong currents of the river, and a net search for miles of the river had produced no body. It had also be speculated that her body could have floated for miles downstream and the likelihood of finding a body was next ot nothing. But Khivar knew she was alive. He would not give up hope until a body was found, he would never stop believing that she was alive.
The questioning hadn´t proved nothing either, and he couldn´t keep the majority of his staff locked up. So with great trepidation he allowed the prisoners to be released, dismissing them, but making sure they were always watched, unless one of them slipped up. He hired new staff who were personally scrutinised by him and when he thought they were trustworthy enough, hired them.
The only one he kept on was Nanny, he knew Nanny loved Kiara like a grand-daughter and the woman was to gentle to hurt a living soul. Although Nanny had cried on her knees professing it was all her fault that Kiara was missing, saying she knew Kiara was up to something, Khivar couldn´t bring himself to dismiss the woman, she was like a Mother to him.
Nicholas had been taking the brunt of the disapperance, Khivar making him work endlessly trying to find any leads. It had now been months since she disappeared and Khivar had only been going through the motions since he was back performing his duties.
Zan had been back for 1 month now, and had been avoiding Khivar like the plaque. Apart from the morning briefings they had together, Zan had been acting most strangely around Khivar lately. He was always so nervous in Khivars presence, and was acting to nice to Khivar for some reason or another.
Maybe it was just Zans nerves. In 4 months he would be 18, and would marry Ava, and after his marriage would return to the capital to rule for the first time. Yes shortly more and more of the decision making would be made by Zan, giving Khivar the chance to spend more of his time looking for Kiara.
Why do the people I love the most always get taken away from me? Since the death of his wife, Kiara was the only thing that kept him going, and now with her gone he wondered what he had done in his life to deserve this. Khivar had always proven himself to be the most loyal of subjects to his King. A man that time and time again sacrificed everything for them, putting his life on the line time and time again for his King. He was a strong man, very capable man respected highly by his peers for his genius concerning diplomatic and issues of war. People always joked that if Khivar ever retired the collapse of the Kingdom would follow. The Queen had proved that she was completely imcapable of ruling Antar, and between Khivar and the Advisors they controlled Antar.
But Khivar was now looking forward to Zans 18th birthday, although he couldn´t completely retire from his duties he knew he could then spend more time and energy searching for Kiara.
As Zan shouldered more and more of the responsibilites and with Ava by his side, King Avok would lend his full co-operation to Antar.
Tomorrow Zan would be returning to the Retreat for another month. Khivar felt his King was shirking his responsibilities. Zans Father would never had left the capital at such an important time in his life. No his former King had always been a man who liked to stay on top of things. But back then the former King had never been crowned King as a child. But maybe Zan had needed some more time until he was thrown into the duties of King. He had been burdened with the title at such a young age. Nonetheless Khivar thought in the back of his mind that he had to pay more attention to Zan on his return. Something was troubling Zan but he didn´t know what. He would have to see if he could get one of his most trusted people to keep an eye on the King. His communicator went off, he was expecting a call from Nicholas.
"Nicholas have you found out anything new about my daughter".
"No my Lord".
"Nicholas I want you to do something for me".
"Yes my Lord".
"I want you to read the financial report of King Zans last trip to the Retreat, see if you can find anything strange".
"But....".
"JUST DO AS I SAY" he boomed.
"Yes my Lord". And Khivar switched the communicator off.

Part 17b

As Zan ran into the chambers he picked Liana up in his arms, twirling her endlessly.
"Zan stop it", she laughed, "Zan put me down, your making me dizzy".
"I missed you so much", as he covered her in soft kisses.
"I missed you too", as she clung to him tightly, "I thought you were never coming back".
"I would follow you to the ends of the earth".
"Zan I have never ever left the planet before, I don´t think I will be going to earth any time soon".
After they had told each other of there doings over the last month.
"So everybodies been treating you like a Queen", cocking his eyebrow up.
"Yes believe me everybodies been treating me like a Queen, but Zan I´m starting to remember things, things from my past".
"Oh", as Zan straightened up.
"Well it´s a face, a face of a man".
Khivar no doubt Zan thought.
"I remember his smiling face, he was always smiling at me".
"Does this man have a name"? Zan hoping that she couldn´t remember to much.
"No, I don´t remember a name ever being mentioned". As she tried to rack her brain.
"And do you think you know who this man was"?
"I...I... think he was my Father, I know he loved me very much and I loved him just as much, but I don´t think he was a lover".
"Impossible you were pure when we first made love". As he remembered back to that wonderful moment.
"I know that´s why I think he was my Father or someone very close to me".
"I´m pleased, but back to the love making". As a sexy smirk appeared on his face.
"Oh that reminds me Zan, I have some more news to share with you". As her smiled glowed.
"What is it my love"?
"Zan I´m pregnant".

TBC

Hate to leaves you´s there, but I can´t give to much away all at once. And don´t forget the feedback.

Maia

posted on 18-Mar-2002 9:40:13 AM by maia
Hi All

thanks again for all the feedback. But you´s have to read on to find out what happens next.

Part 18

"What your pregnant, your pregnant, I´m going to be a Father", as he lifted her again, twirling her around and around.
"I´m going to be a Father", he repeated over and over again.
"Zan put me down", she said through her laughter.
"Of course", as he placed her feet back on the ground again. "Are you and the baby OK"?
"Yes Zan I´m fine, the Doctors said that I am well and fit and the baby is fine".
"You have´nt been doing anything that you shouldn´t be doing have you"? As he bought her into his arms, with concern written all over his face.
"No Zan, I have been mostly lying in bed, and taking the occassion walk, but the Docter did say that because I am so tiny, that I have to rest alot or I will put to much strain on my back".
"When is the baby due? And why didn´t you tell me as soon as you found out"? As he looked into her eyes.
"I knew you had alot to attend to, and I wanted to tell you to your face".
"Oh", as he bought his hand to her stomach and his hand started to glow. "Wow that´s our baby in there, look at my hand it´s glowing".
"Yes my hand glows to when I put my hands on my stomach, I think that´s the baby´s way of telling us he´s OK".
"We´re having a boy"? His eyes wide with amazement.
"Yes we´re having a boy".
"A boy, when is he due"? As he knelt before her, placing his head against her stomach.
"I´m 5 weeks pregnant and I´m due in another 11 weeks".
"Liana your´ve made me the happiest man in the universe". Placing kisses on her stomach.
"Then your obviously happy". As Zan rose to his feet, with her hands in his.
"Happy-I want to shout out to the world that we are going to have a baby". Beaming with joy.
"But Liana this does mean, that you can´t go on any walks anymore".
"Zan I´m pregnant, I am not an invalid", as she put her hands on her hips.
"But...".
"No buts about it, I am not an invalid and besides walking is good for you".
"OK then, but I will triple the guards on the room and anytime you go out of the room, deal".
"Deal", and he pulled her up onto his body.
"Does this mean you can´t make love to me until the baby is born". With a lost puppy dog look on his face.
"Your not going to get away with it that easily", as she secuductively looked at him.
"But won´t we hurt the baby".
"No, the Doctor said we can still do the normal things we want to like love making, ooh, ooh, Zan the baby is moving, put your hand on my stomach, did you feel that"?
"He´s a real fighter".
"Yes he is".
"I´m amazed, truly amazed". As he curled his mouth into a smile. "Hi son, it´s Daddy her, I hope you haven´t been giving Mommy a hard time in there", talking to her stomach.
Liana laughed at Zans actions.
"You look so sweet when you do that".
"I´ve always believed in a close relationship between a Father and his son and theres no better time to start than now". As he smiled with an impish look on his face.
"I love you Zan"
"I love you Liana". And the 2 talked and talked to the baby for hours on end.
Liana had been suffering bad bouts of morning sickness. When she woke up the first morning Zan thought something was seriously wrong with her, until Liana got sick all over him. So from that day onwards he always slept with a bowl next to the bed. The same thing would happen every morning. Liana would wake, he would put the bowl under her mouth and she would be sick. He had asked the Doctors if there was anything that they could do to prevent the morning sickness, but they assured him that this was a normal part of pregnancies and couldn´t do anything else. Liana had gotten very big over the next couple of weeks. Her small frame and her ever growing stomach made it more and more difficult for her to walk. When Zan suggested they cease there daily walks Liana refuse flatly. And when he couldn´t convince her to stop Zan ended up pushing her around in a wheel-chair.
The maids and servants had come to love Liana, and they fussed over her as much as Zan did. Liana was a loving and caring person, it was hard for anyone not to fall in love with her.
Liana had not only been getting bigger and bigger, she had begun to remember more of her past. The first memories had come to her in dreams. But now she had begun to have flashes while she was awake. Images of people from her past.
"Zan it´s happening again", as she bought her hand to her head.
"The flashes". But there was no reply.

*Flash

A young girl of about 5, running through a mansion, laughing, with an old woman chasing her.

*Flash

A man holding a young girl on his lap, and giving the girl a box...

As she collected herself, Zan ws staring into her face with a worried look covering it.
"Are you alright my Love".
"Yes I´m OK now". As she looked at him stunned.
"I saw an old woman Zan, she was trying to chase me through a mansion".
"Was she trying to hurt you"?
"No I don´t think so, I was laughing, no I´m sure we were just playing".
"What else did you see"? Still with concern on his face.
"I saw me, I was sitting on a mans knee, and he gave me this", clutching onto her necklace, "he gave me this necklace Zan".
Zan turned his back on her, trying to hide his emotions.
"Zan you have to help me, you have to help me find out who an where these people are", as her voice pleaded with him.
When he wouldn´t look at her.
"Zan look at me, look at me Zan".
As he reluctantly turned to her her eyes pleading to him.
"You have to help me find out the truth, I know this man is my father, I could just feel it. And he was a very important man. A powerful man, I know it, he had to be. The mansion Zan you know as well as I do that only the rich and powerful can afford to live in mansions".
"Yes I know". He replied.
"You must have an idea who he is, I´m sure you and this man ran around in the same circle, you have to find out who he is".
"But Liana what if you find out who this man is and the life that you had lead is not what you expected it to be".
"Zan I have to know, I have to find out who he is. It´s like theres this whole missing part of me and unless I find the answers out I shall never feel whole".
"Don´t I please you enough can I not fill that missing part of you"?
"Zan this is not about you, it´s about me. Now, please will you help me or not? Will you not do this one thing for me"?
After comtemplating it for a moment he said.
"Yes I will help you".
Liana bought him into a hug, kissing him with glee.
"Thank-you my Love, thank-you".

Part 18

As the month passed by quickly Zan promised Liana that he would return to her in 1 weeks time. Although the time they had spent together was magically, the departure was bitter-sweet.
"I don´t want to let you go". As he held her wrapped in his arms, stroking her long silky hair.
"I know my Love, but you must, a week is not so long a time, you will be back soon".
"I will be back shortly, that I promise you", kissing her where the tears were, before releasing her.
"I know". Then Zan mounted his horse and rode away quickly, he paused his horse coming to a suden halt ,as he took one last time to see Liana, before he turned around and disappeared into the distance.
Back in the Palace.
"Mother I am going back in 4 more days whether you like it or not".
"But King Avok had insisted that you be here next week when he and Ava visit, I have arranged a ball and there are many important guests that shall attend".
"Well tell him I have some urgent matters to address. He understands the duties of a King". He said with that determined look in his eyes again.
"And what duties are that my son"?
"Mother since when have you worried about matters of the court before, apart from the time when you bethroned me to marry Lady Ava".
"Zan that is not fair".
"Mother I am sorry I said that, but like I said I intend to return, whether you accept it or not. Now if your excuse me". Kissing his Mother on the cheek he departed back to his Royal Chamber. He had hardly been in there for a minute when his communicator went off.
"YES" he barked into the device.
"Your Majesty, this is Havern, (a top Aid at the Retreat). Something terrible has happened with Lady Liana". The quietness in his voice scaring Zan.
"What has happened to her? Has something happened to the baby"?
"No your Majesty, but I do suggest you return as soon as possible".
Havern hadn´t even finished his sentence yet and Zan had bolted out the door, screaming orders at the guards, and running as fast as he could down the hallways as if his life depended on it.
Within hours Zan had reached the Retreat. As he ran through the mansion, he could hear screaming coming from his bed chambers.
´No what is happening ', as he threw the doors open and in a corner Liana sat huddled in a corner crying hysterically, and 2 Aids stood a short distance from her.
"What are you´s doing to her", as he pushed them out of his way and the 2 Aids hurried out of the room.
When he looked into Liana´s eyes they were filled with horror. And he didn´t want to think what the matter with her was and went to hold her.
"Don´t touch me", she screamed at him. But despite that he reached for her anyway.
"But...Liana...", he said softly.
"I said don´t touch me, and my names not Liana it´s Kiara".
Zan stopped in his tracks, his legs going weak and he slumped to the floor, his mind reeling over what she had said. And the 2 sat there only Kiara´s sobs breaking the silence room.
"You lied to me, you lied to me, Why"?
For the first time in his life Zan was lost for words, and a lump grew in his throat.
"Liana...".
"My name is not Liana, it´s Kiara, my name is Kiara", she spat at him.
"Kiara you have to calm down, what about the baby"?
"The baby, the baby, you lie to me about my identity, and my life, nooo but you couldn´t leave it there, no you had to get me pregnant too".
"Li...Kiara I´m sorry".
"Your sorry! Your sorry you say, what did you want with me? And who are you anyway"?
"I´m...I´m King Zan".
"Ohh King Zan are you, so your Royal Highness what does my Father know of this"?
When Zan didn´t answer.
"So you have been decieving my Father and myself this whole time. How long did you think you could keep up this charade".
"I don´t know".
And she began to cry uncontrollably.
"I want to talk to my Father, I want to speak to him now".
"I can´t let you do that Kiara".
"Oh great! So now your going to keep me captive here".
"If I have to".
With his response Kiara started banging him on his chest. When she had no more energy left in her, she slid to the floor, Zan catching her before she hit the hard surface. Picking her limp body up he placed her on the bed. He tried to stroke her face, but she turned abruptly from his touch. Zan pulled his hands away, as his eyes became glassy.
He stayed by her side until she drifted into a sleep, leaving her side he looked at her with agony pouring off of him whispering,
"I´m sorry my Love, I am so sorry", before turning and he slowly departed the room.
For 3 days Kiara would not allow Zan to see her. Apart from the nurses who stayed by her bedside and the maids who bought and collected her meals to her room she wouldn´t see anyone.
Zan was worried out of his mind for her. She had not spoken to anyone since she had seen him last, and she was not eating properly, instead spending her time lying in bed, staring into nothingless.
By the 4th day Kiara requested Zan´s presence. When the nurse had left the room, Zan moved tentively towards her. She was dressed, standing now, staring out of the window.
"So what am I to you, apart from your bedmate". She said with no emotion in her voice.
"You are my wife".
"Oh".
"I...I ...didn´t want to lose you". He admitted honestly.
She said nothing, still staring out of the window.
He moved closely behind her.
"I love you Kiara, you are my world, you are my everything to me".
"But you decieved me".
"I couldn´t risk losing you, not when I had just found you". As he gently turned her around to him.
"I would die if I lost you".
The sincerity in his last statement hitting her and she looked into his deep amber eyes for the first time. The 2 of them locked in an intense stare. Pulling herself out of his gaze, she brushed past him.
"And what of the Lady Ava, you are bethroned to marry her". As they both turned to each other.
Standing before her he held his fingers to her chin, as the 2 stared at each other again and Zan with such longing in his eyes.
"Kiara my Love, Ava means nothing to me, Antar means nothing to me if you are not by my side".
Memorised by what he said, she replied,
"I need time Zan, I need time".
"I know".
Then she walked to the window again once again looking at the garden before her.
"Yes my Love". He whispered to himself, and left the room quietly.

TBC

Well I hope those 2 parts were good for you´s.

Maia







posted on 19-Mar-2002 8:43:34 AM by maia
Hi all

glad you´s all liked those last 2 parts and thanks for all the feedback. I still have alot of surprises left up my sleeve, having just finished writing 5 more parts, but I don´t want to spill everything all at once, so without anymore suspense here are the next 2 parts.

Maia

Part 19

That evening Kiara requested Zan´s company for dinner. The 2 talked together and as he went to leave for the night she asked him if he could join her again the next morning. So for the next couple of days they ate all there meals together and took daily walks together in the garden. During there walks they shared conversation, telling each other about themselves. During one of there walks Kiara laughed out loud as he told her of the time Vilandra was upset at Zan.
"Can you imagine all the faces dropping as Vilandra shouts at me, "that´s it I had enough of you", and bringing her foot to my leg, I fell flat on my face into the river".
"Oh she sounds like a real alleycat". As Kiara couldn´t stop herself from laughing.
"Believe me she can be when she wants to be". While he listened to the sound of her laugh again.
"I love it when you laugh". As he went all serious again.
"Oh", as she bit her bottom lip and blushed, "I think we had better go back to the mansion again". As she found herself intranced in an intense stare with Zan.
"Yes, of course". As Zan deliberately walked slower so he could spend as much time with her as he could.
When Zan had left the capital so abruptly that day, he knew that there would be some very upset people with him. But Zan didn´t care. Kiara knew her true identity again, and although there relationship was not as he wished it to be he knew that in time she would be his again. He always remembered fondly the walks they share each day with one another, how sometimes there hands touched together, or there bodies brushes against one another, her body sending warm pulses through his body. He smiled to himself when he remembered the time Kiara pretended to stumble slightly, and Zan moving like lightening had caught her from falling. He missed her touch but he knew it was not wise to push her at all, he would just have to wait until she was ready, if she would ever be ready to accept him again. Zan´s body felt like it was on fire whenever he was near her, sometimes he found it difficult to control himself when he was in her presence, but he didn´t want to scare her away from him. Without her body against his he thought he would go crazy. But he had to earn her trust again taking things one day at a time.
He knew she missed her Father very much. She spoke about him all the time. Zan didn´t realise how loving the man really was. In all the years Khivar had been in Zan´s services Khivar had always struck Zan as a man who was all business, never letting the shield he had built up around himself over the years down. So that others could never see who the man truly was. But when Kiara talked about the joy her Father had always bought her, he knew Khivars shield was just a pretense.
Knowing that if he was to recieves Kiara´s love ever again Zan knew he had to do something for her. And then came to the realisation of what he would have to do. Without another thought in his mind Zan leapt from his bed moving briskly to Kiara´s room, he knew what he had to do, even though he had thought he would never bring himself to ever doing this.
After there walk Kiara had returned to her bed chambers her cheeks all rosy from delight. When she had first met Zan, she had depised the man with all her heart. But since she had been getting to know him more, her heart had started to yearn for him.
When she gazed into his eyes they shone with only love in them. If only he wasn´t so good looking, she thought this wouldn´t be so hard. But even from there first meeting she had known there was something deeper between them. His deep amber eyes were not the only thing that held her spell bound. The handsome contours of his face, the way his lips curled whenever he smiled at her were imprinted on her mind. Plus his tall well chiselled body, she knew that woman threw themselves at him. She had noticed the way all the maids and nurses in Zan´s presence all had stars in there eyes when they saw him. How they fluttered there eyelashes at him, curtesying gracefully before him before they left his presence. Some of them, giggling like little girls as they scurried off out of the room. But now Zan belonged to Kiara, although they hadn´t even shared a kiss together, they were married to each other, and he was her husband.
But it wasn´t even his appearance that had her memorised by him. It was the way he treated her. His gentleness his absolute devotion to her, and the way he spoke softly to her in that voice he used only with her. She knew she loved him, what woman wouldn´t? Zan was everthing a woman dreamed of in a man, charming, loving and caring. The strings of her heart had been pulling at her and although he had decieved her there was something there-something she couldn´t quite explain it that made her know that she loved him. And she knew she had to change things between them. After pondering this thought for a while a knock at the door was heard and Zan entered the room.
As Zan neared her she moved closer to him, he went to speak but before he could get his words out she took his hand in hers and rose a finger to his soft lips. She pursed a, "sshhh" out from her lips and staring at him with all the love she had in her eyes said softly, "I love you Zan".
Zan couldn´t believe his ears as he heard the words he had thought he would never ever hear again. His eyes sparkled with happiness, and he enclosed her in an embrace whispering.
"I love you too Kiara, I love you too". As the two´s lips locked in a sweet kiss for the first time, without breaking the kiss, Zan picked her up in his arms, walking them towards the bed. As they lay down, still in there kiss, Zan fumbled with her clothes.
"Oh Kiara", he moaned in delight, as he trailed kisses down her neck and proceeded his trail further downwards.
"Zan", she moaned as she felt his touch on her chest, "I don´t know if I am ready for this yet". But he wouldn´t stop his relentless kisses on her body. "Oh Zan", she sighed as she relaxed back and gave into the ecstacy running through her body.
They mae love endlessly that night, neither wanting to stop the love and passion running between them. And when the exhaustion overtook ther bodies they fell into a deep sleep in each other arms.
Hours later Kiara awoke feeling Zan stroking her hair.
"Hmmm, that feels good". As she felt him kissing her, his head buried in her neck.
"Hmmm, it tastes good too". Not stopping his onslaught. As she started to giggle he bought his head up smiling away to himself. As she finally opened her eyes, he was staring at her, leaning on his elbow with that intense look in his eyes again. Beginning to stroke her long silky hair he said,
"Kiara I will contact you Father today, I will tell him you are here".
As they sat up she glowed, throwing her arms around his neck she saying, "thank-you Zan, thank-you, I love you Zan".
"I love you, with all of my heart". Before they fell asleep again, Kiara lying across his chest.

Part 20

2 days earlier.

When Khivar had asked Nicholas to look through the financial report of Zan expenditure it took 2 days before he got back to Khivar. Normally Nicholas would not have been allowed access to the records, but Khivar had allowed him to do the search. Nicholas had turned up with nothing suspicious. But when Zan abruptly left earlier that week Khivar had decided to go over the records himself. Khivar knew that Zan was hiding something, but what? Khivar had thought it unusual, Zan had only ever been to the Retreat twice in his entire life but in the last 3 months he had returned 2 more times after his initial first visit. Why was Zan always returning ot this place? What was so special about this place? Khivar didn´t have enough pieces to fit the puzzle so he thought he would do his own investigation. It was very seldom that the Kings expenditure was ever looked at, and only a few top officials had the authority to look at the reports-Khivar being one of the 3, Lord Jennan and Zan himself.
Opening the records on his monitor Khivar spent an hour going through the first week. There appeared to nothing unusual. He was searching through the second week when something caught his eye. It was Zan´s name. Zan´s name was next to one of the items that had been recorded. He pressed the access key, but ´ access denied'showed up on the monitor. When Khivar attempted again to gain access the same message appeared again. Khivar knew that Zan had overriden the authorisation access to this, so that only Zan himself could access to the recording. My King is very thorough, he thought to himself. But what Khivar couldn´t understand is why Zan had overridden the access code. It was not like Zan was ever held accountable for his spending. On the contrary. As the richest man in the galaxy Khivar knew Zan had rivers of funds to play with. Antars unlimited natural resources of precious stones, oils, gold and other interests could sustain the King and the Royal Family for an eternity.
But the other question that was nagging at Khivar is why did Zan personally purchase the item? Why the big cover up? The item had only cost $250 000. A small pitance to the King. That information Khivar had been able to access. Also Zan had his Aids that took care of such trivial affairs like this. Khivars curiosity was just gnawing at him. So Khivar thought he would take another approach, a much riskier approach, but nonetheless an attempt to find out Zan´s secret. Pulling out his communicator speaking to it he said. "Nicholas I want you to meet me in 1 hours time in the conference room, and come alone". As he shut off his communicator thinking, if his King ever found out what he was doing this would mean alot of trouble for himself. But Khivar wanted to know what was behind the cover-up.

Back to the presence, at the Retreat.

When Zan and Kiara awoke they prepared themselves before sitting down for breakfast. While eating Kiara began, "Zan did you mean what you said this morning about contacting my Father today".
"Yes my Love, I meant every word".
"When Zan"?
"After breakfast, I promise you", as he shifted nervously in his chair.
"I don´t think it´s a good idea if he sees me like this, I mean pregnant, it will be to much for him to take, maybe it´s better you talk to him yourself".
"Your right my Love".
"What are you going to say to him".
"The truth".
"Maybe it´s better we take it slowly with Daddy, don´t tell him everything all at once".
"You know your Father better than I do".
"Yes I do and I know he´s not a man that re-acts to well when he´s hears everything all at once, and Zan be gentle with him".
"I will", and they continued to eat there breakfast.
After breakfast Zan was as nervous as anything. He knew that Khivar would contact him shortly for there daily briefing. And as Kiara left him, kissing him on the head and wishing him good luck, Zan went slowly to his private study. He knew he had to do this so he could put all his demons behind him.
As Zan´s monitor came to life, Khivar´s usual monotonious voice began the debriefing.
"King Zan I...".
"Lord Khivar", Zan interrupted him.
"Yes your Majesty".
"Lord Khivar I want to talk to you about a private matter".
Stunned by Zan´s last comment Khivar with much surprise said, "Of course your Majesty".
"Lord Khivar I have found your daughter, she´s alive". Zan spluttered it out.
And for the first time in his life he saw this powerful man burst into tears.
"She´s alive, she´s alive", as the joy rung through his voice.
"Yes she´s alive". Zan repeated.
"King Zan where is she? Is she hurt? Has she asked for me"?
"No she is not hurt, and yes she has asked to see you"?
"Is she by you, your Majesty"?
"Yes she is by me", Zan admitted, " come as soon as possible, I will arrange it so that the Advisors know of your leave, I shall expect your arrival some time this afternoon".
"Thank-you your Majesty".
"I think we can end this briefing for now". As Zan hurriedly turned the monitor off, not wanting to answer any more questions yet. True to his word Zan had told Khivar of Kiara´s whereabouts, then he contacted Lord Jennan and informed him that he had requested Khivars presence at the Retreat, and returned to Kiara.
Back in the Palace, Khivar ran out of his study shouting orders at his men and ran as fast as he could to his horse. As he was about to mount Nicholas stopped him.
"I have some important information to tell you my Lord".
"Not now Nicholas, I have found Kiara".
"Yes I know she´s with that pig King Zan".
"I could have you arrested for treason for talking about the King like that".
"I know but what I have to tell you will anger you when you find out the truth".
"What is it"? As Khivar looked sternly at Nicholas.
"Not here, somewhere private".
"Make it fast Nicholas, and it better be good, you are wasting some precious moments for me", he barked at him.
As they went behing closed doors.
"Now what is it you wanted to tell me"?
"That the King has been keeping your daughter at the Retreat as a mistress".
"What", he screamed in anger.
"And not only that she is pregnant".
"Guards", Khivar yelled at the door. As they ran in, "arrest this man for treason".
"But...but...my Lord".
And Khivar ran out of the door. Khivar was not the type of man who acted unless he had hard proof. And if what Nicholas had said was true... he rode off like lightening, only happy to know that his daughter was alive, and keeping those thoughts out of his mind before he heard the truth.

TBC

So what will Khivar do when he finds out the truth? Keep posted for the next part. And don´t forget the feedback.

Maia




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posted on 20-Mar-2002 8:38:30 AM by maia
Hi all

so you´s all liked those last 2 parts then, cool. Thanks for all the awesome feedback as usual. And without keeping you´s anymore the next parts. Enjoy!

Maia

Parts 21

As Khivar approached the Retreat, he saw Zan and Kiara standing hand and hand with each other. As he drew closer he saw a very pregnant looking Kiara. So it´s true then, as his blood began to boil, but before he could face them after dismounting his horses Kiara had gathered him in a huge embrace.
"Daddy, Daddy", she shouted with joy as her arms encircled Khivars waist.
Delighted to hold his daughter again he said, "Kiara my love", while he was giving Zan evil looks.
Zan hadn´t expected a behr hug from the man, but he did not back down, standing there with all the pride of a King. Although it was obvious that Khivar was clearly upset with Zan, Zan was enrapted by the exchange of the happy reunion that had just occurred before him. When they let go off each other, Kiara still holding Khivars hand was talking to him, Khivar not really taking in the words. But she led her Father to Zan let go of Khivars hand and took Zan´s hand, kissing Zan lightly on her lips. She knew that her Father would be upset with them so she crossed her body in front of Zan´s, for his own protection. The men then exchanged cold greetings with each other.
"So then it´s true then you are pregnant". Khivar said not wanting to upset his daughter with the rest of what he knew.
"Oh Daddy who told you? We wanted to break the news to you. But I think you would have noticed it when you first saw me". As she grinned at her Father.
Not wanting to have to do this Zan said, "I think we had better have a talk shortly, but would you like some refreshments first Lord Khivar".
"Yes your Majesty, and make it something strong". Khivar replied.
"Prepare some refreshments to be bought in the Tivolon Pavillion immediately", Zans voice a little louder than normal, "but I think you´s both need some time to catch up a little. I shall meet you´s in the Pavillion in 1 hour". As Zan kissed Kiara on her sweet lips and left. As the guards went to follow him he barked, "Not me, don´t follow me, follow the Lady Kiara you idiots". As Zan needed a little time to draw up the courage to talk to Khivar, walking in the opposite direction from the Pavillion. Besides that Zan was an expert fighter and knew he could take care of himself, and Kiara´s safety was much more important to him than his own safety.
Khivar had been watching the exchange between the 2 lovers, but he was not impressed at all. He still didn´t want to upset his daughter though, he was just so happy to know she was alive, and she looked so wonderful. She glowed with joy, so Khivar decided that he would take his anger out on Zan.
As they proceeded towards the Pavillion, Kiara asked him how he was, he had said he was good now that he had found her again. Finally sitting at the Pavillion Khivar explained to her how much agony he had been in since she first disappeared.
"I am so sorry Daddy for hurting you like that. I am sorry that I sneaked off like I did".
"It´s OK my Love, as long as you are safe now".
He had tried to find out about the relationship of the 2. But Kiara had always changed the subject back to him. And not trying to lose his patients he went along with her. But it was true he had needed someone to talk to about his pain, and Kiara was the only person he trusted with his feelings.
"Look Daddy, I still have your necklace you gave me, see". Making sure she didn´t lift her hand with her wedding ring on it. She had cleverly worn a gown with long ruffled sleeves that covered her hands so no one could see the ring. Ria had taught her well how to disguise herself.
"Oh that´s wonderful my Love".
When the food and refreshments arrived, Khivar took his strong drink, and ate heartedly, when Zan approached the 2 Khivar went to rise from his seat, but Zan motioned him to stay seated, he then kissed Kiara on the lips again, she smiled at him sweetly and he took a seat. The looks from Khivar not going unnoticed by Zan.
Taking Kiara´s hand Kiara nudged him lightly to begin.
"This is hard for me to say but when I do begin please don´t interrupt me". The nervousness not apparent in Zan´s voice as he looked directly into Khivar´s eyes.
"As you know for 3 months Rath and I came to the Retreat for a vacation. A few day later we were at the river swimming when we came across a small boat floating towards us. When the boat was pulled to the side we found a woman lying unconscious inside-your daughter Kiara. At that time we had no idea who she was, so I bought her back to the Retreat with me. When she had recovered consciousness she had lost all memory of who she was". Zan said pausing momentarily, gathering in his thoughts. "Lord Khivar from the first moment I saw Kiara´s face, I knew I was in love with her. I lied to her telling Kiara that her name was Liana. I kept my true identity hidden from her, I was to scared that if she knew I was the King she would have nothing to do with me. In the meantime Liana or should I say Kiara also fell in love with me. Let me assure you though I did not sleep with her, she meant to much to me to treat her like a common whore, I had better intentions for her. The day you contacted me and I found out Kiara was your daughter I thought I would lose her if I told you the truth so I kept the truth away from you. I still couldn´t tell Kiara who she really was. So instead that evening I proposed marriage to Kiara, and to my hearts delight, she accepted". A smile broadened across his face and he momentarily looked into Kiara´s eyes.
Turning back to look Khivar in the eye he began again.
"The next day we were married. A week and a half later as you know I returned to my duties as King, I couldn´t stay away from Kiara and 1 month later returned to her side to find out that she was pregnant. You must understand that my last return to the Retreat was inevitable, an Aid contacted me to inform me that something terrible had happened to Kiara. On my return Kiara had remembered who she truly was, and shunned me away. But luckily for myself we got to know each other again, and Kiara has fallen in love with me again. That is why I contacted you today Lord Khivar, to inform you of Kiara´s whereabouts. I do hope you could find it in your heart to forgive me one day".
Khivar looked at Zan in utter shock. He was absolutely speechless. After what seemed like an eternity to Zan, Khivar spoke.
"Kiara", he said softly.
"Yes Daddy". Replying and biting her lip nervously.
"Would you please excuse yourself from King Zan and I, we have a few matters to discuss between us".
Looking at Zan worriedly, she kissed his head as she stood, Zan holding her seat out. Kissed her Father on the head replying, "OK Daddy". Then Zan waved the guards who stood in the short distance to come to him.
"Bring Lady Kiara to the mansion", he ordered. They bowed before there King and followed out his instructions.

Part 22

"So Lord Khivar what do you have to say to me". Zan getting right to the point.
"Firstly the marriage is not legal, the whole wedding was performed under false pretences. My child is carrying your child out of wedlock", as he stared indignitely at Zan.
"And what of your betronal to Ava"? Still glaring at Zan.
Pausing again for a short time Zan spoke, "that is why I would like to ask for your permission that I take Kiara´s hand in marriage my Lord". Zan added his last referral showing that he held Khivar in the highest respect.
"Your Majesty how can you ask for the hand of my daughter in marriage, when you are only months away from marrying Ava. Your marriage is vital, to the alliance".
"Lord Khivar this is not a political matter, it is about a man who is very in love with a woman and wishes to marry her. I have no intentions to marry Ava, she will just have to accept my refusal. Zan quite adament about what he had just said.
"This could have serious consequences concerning the war without Jenkons full co-operation it could stall the progress we have been making in the last year". Khivar reminded Zan.
"I am fully aware of that my Lord, but I have full confidence with your ability as Lord-General of the army".
Khivar was stunned. To think the balance of power in the war was due to his Kiara.
"As a Father, I do not wish that my daughter spend the rest of her life with a baby out of wedlock. You know that now she is pregnant she will never be able to marry another, no man would ever take her. But I do not wish that my daughter have the guilt of knowing that she was the cause of the break-up in the alliance". Khivar said, leaning back into his chair.
"Do you give me permission to marry your daughter or not"? Zan said, trying to keep calm.
"I am sorry your Majesty but a decision like this cannot be made on the spur of the moment. Give me sometime to think about it". Khivar asked his King.
"I shall give you some time my Lord, but I won´t wait forever for you to make a decision".
"Yes your Majesty". Khivar replied.
"Now I shall leave you time to spend with your daughter. Please excuse me I have to leave now".
As Zan rose, Khivar rose too, bowing to his King he said,
"Yes your Majesty. Oh my King I would like to make a request to you before I have made a decision". He stated.
"Yes my Lord, what is it"?
"Considering the circumstances could you please sleep in seperate chambers from my daughter from now on".
"I shall respect your request Lord Khivar". And with that Zan left the table.
Zan was somewhat relieved at the conversation he had had with Khivar. It went much better that he had expected it to go. But he knew Khivar was right, that he would wait until the man was ready to make a decision. Although he didn´t like the idea of spending the nights away from Kiara, he accepted the idea, not happily but he accepted it and he continued for some time to walk in the garden.
Kiara was in the study when Khivar found her an hour later. After taking a shower and changing he rushed to his daughters side. They had alot to catch up on, he intended to spend as much time with Kiara as he could. Kiara greeted her Father with a big hug when she saw him again.
"It´s so good to have you in my arms again my child". As he closed his eyes and embraced her.
"It´s so good to hold you again Daddy", as she enjoyed her Fathers warm hug again.
"Come let us take a seat, we have much to talk about".
When they were sitting Khivar waited awhile before he wanted Kiara to answer the questions that had been troubling him over the last few months.
"Kiara". Taking her hand in his.
"Yes Daddy".
"Tell me, why did you sneak out to the cliffs that night"? With concern in his voice.
"Daddy I wanted to look at the stars with Ria".
"Oh she was your companion then"?
"Yes Daddy she´s the best friend I have in the world". She smiled remembering there times they had together. "How is she Daddy is she alright"? Kiara could read her Father like the back of her hand.
"Daddy what´s the matter? Where is Ria? Did something happen to her? Daddy tell me please". Her voice pleading with him.
"Kiara I am so sorry-but Ria was killed". As he saw the sorrow come into Kiara´s eyes.
"Oh no"! And Kiara burst into tears. When she had quieteined down a little.
"What happened Daddy? I have to know".
"We found her body the next day. She had been shot". Not wanting to tell Kiara the grizzly details of the story. "What happened Kiara tell me what happened that night". He said so softly to her.
"Ria and I were watching the stars when we heard some rocks falling behind us, before I knew what was happening next shots were being fired at us. Ria told me to run for safety, as she tried to keep them back, and started firing at them. When I had no other means of escape I climbed down the cliff and that was the last time I ever saw her again". Kiara after finishing her story bursted into tears again after finding out the lose of her friend.
"She died valiantly my daughter". As he bought her into to his arms, a pang going off in his heart as he remembered how Ria´s body had been unceremoniously deposed off. Now everything made sense to Khivar. Holding Kiara in his arms Khivar started to sing Kiara a song he used to sing to her as a child. He then picked up her limp body and carried her to her bed chamber. Soothing her as he sung to her softly. When she fell asleep on her bed Khivar stroking her hair out of her face was in shock. He then started to pace the room quietly thinking. Did these people that attacked my daughter know who they were shooting at? And if they knew he who they had been shooting at it was because she was Khivars daughter. The last thought Khivar had after that was that he would find out who these people were even if it killed him.

TBC

Hope you´s liked those to parts. Don´t forget the feedback. What will Khivar decide about the marriage propasal? Stay tuned tomorrow to find out.

Maia



posted on 21-Mar-2002 7:00:19 AM by maia
Hi all

thanks for all the awesome feedback you´s have been sending. I love it. After developing Khivars character to be a quite emotional and loving person I just didn´t have the heart to turn him into Zan´s enemy, so I have written this fic so that there will be other enemies.

Alienchica, your find out in the next few days who attacked Kiara. I have added some new twists so that it turns out that it is someone very close to them that betrays them. But it is not Vilandra.

So onto the next 2 parts, enjoy!

Maia

Part 23

When Kiara woke up after her nap Khivar was sitting next to her side. When he asked her if she was hungry and she said no, he insisted that she ate something because she had the baby to worry about now.
"Yes Daddy", she said, and the 2 ate a small snack together. When all Kiara could talk about was Zan. Khivar became quite nauseaous and suggested they take a walk in the garden. As they were walking arm in arm Khivar asked.
"Are you happy my child"?
"Why yes Daddy", she replied happily, "now that I have you back".
"I don´t mean that, I mean are you happy with Zan"?
"Daddy you really don´t want to know all of that do you"? As she blushed brightly at her Father.
"I just want to know if your happy with him".
"Oh Daddy, yes I have never been so happy before in my life, he makes me so happy".
"Then you are in love with him then"? Khivar asked curiously, cocking his eyebrow slightly upwards.
"With all of my heart", as her eyes started to sparkle.
"That is good my Dear, why don´t we return to the mansion now, the winds picking up a bit, and we would´nt want you to get sick now, would we". Khivars Father instincts kicking in.
And the 2 turned and walked in the direction of the mansion.
3 days had gone by and Khivar had still not given Zan an answer about the marriage yet. He had told Kiara that he was still not used to the fact that Zan and her were ´married yet ', and told her that they were to sleep in seperate rooms. She knew that this was all a great shock to her Father and that he probably had not even contemplated the idea of her being married for another 2 years when she was 18 let alone having her now married and pregnant. She respected her Fathers wishes, grumbling to Zan at nights when he left her room. It wasn´t easy for Zan to leave her each night either, but he respected the request Khivar had made and always left her room grudgingly.
But Khivar had a surprise for his daughter and reunited Kiara the day after he got to the Retreat with Nanny. He did not tell the Old Woman whay he requested her presence at King Zan´s Retreat, but the Old Woman thought it would be an honour to work fo the King. She had never seen Zan before in her life, and to have the chance to be in his service was something the Old Woman had never dreamed of doing in her whole life.
So that day when Khivar, Zan and Kiara were sitting in the Pavillion the Old Woman was bought to them. When Kiara and Nanny saw each other they cried with joy with each other in a huge hug, when Nanny came around she asked Kiara about her condition.
"And what have you been up to my young Lady", she smiled brilliantly, bringing her hand to Kiara´s stomach.
"Zan and I are having a baby Nanny", Kiara told the Old Woman happily.
And the Old Woman fainted. When she come to they were all gathered around her. When Nanny saw Zan she said.
"Your very handsome your Majesty, if only I was a few years younger".
Zan had never blushed so much before in his life, nobody had ever been that forward to him before about his looks. Kiara and Nanny laughted there heads off at the sight of Zan, red as a beetroot.
Khivar had looked at Zan differently when Kiara had confesses her love of him. He saw how the 2 interacted with each other. In his eyes they were still both children. He had never seen his King like this before, young and in love. Although Zan was a trained and seasoned Stateman and Diplomat who could deliberate over State matters very confidently. All his training he had had for his role as King had never trained him with matters of the heart. Khivar noticed how obsessively protective of Kiara Zan was, he had noticed it from the first time at there reunion. It hadn´t passed by Khivar either how caring and gentle Zan treated Kiara, it was quite endering for Khivar to see this. Kiara had Zan wrapped around her little finger. It had disturbed Khivar that sometimes when Zan had suggested something to her, for eg. Giving up there daily walks, she had flatly refused him. Khivar knew his place, and it troubled him to see anyone refuse his King. When Khivar took Zan to the side one day to ask him why he let her away with everything, Zan simply replied, "I am treating her like the Queen I hope she will one day become." Khivar staring at him in utter shock, just shaking his head at Zan. So by the 4th day Khivar had decided that he would tell Zan his Decision.
As Zan was going over some matters of the State at his desk a knock was heard at the door.
"Enter", Zan said not looking up from the table. Zan had been nervous about Khivars decision so much that he had thrown himself into his work.
"Your Majesty, I hope that I wasn´t disturbing you"? As Khivar entered the room.
"No, you were´nt, please take a seat". Motioning Khivar to sit down.
When Khivar was seated he began,
"I talked to Kiara the other day, and she seems very happy with you". As he crossed his legs, "and after long deliberations I have come up with my decision".
"Yes my Lord", as Zans eyes widened and he wished he could read Khivar better as he sat there emotionless.
"I have decided yes, you have my permission to take my daughters hand in marriage".
Zan had only heard the word ´yes ', and a big smile appeared on his face.
"I do not think that I can forgive you yet your Majesty, but I will not be the one who destroys my daughters happiness". He added.
"Oh course my Lord". As Zan accepted his honesty.
"But your Majesty, I think for Kiara´s sake that you and I should both take the full responsibility of this decision. Also that we both shoulder the full repercussions of the events that will occur once you and Kiara are married".
"Of course my Lord", Zan nodding his head in agreement.
"My Kiara is so young, and she does not fully understand the implications that are now involved with State Affair". He continued his speech.
"Yes I agree with you that we protect her all of our ability". Zan said realising what Khivar was saying.
"And once she is Queen she will then become the target of alot of enemies she doesn´t know about".
"I shall protect her with my life". Zan said as he looked very determined into Khivars eyes.
"I am sure you will". Khivar knowing that what Zan had said was true.
"Now I think it best that you tell Kiara of the good news, she is waiting in the study.
"Thank-you, my Lord I will make her very happy". As the 2 men shook hands and Zan ran to Kiara´s side.
Kiara was sitting quietly in the study reading when Zan found her. When she saw Zan she dropped her book and ran into his arms.
"Zan does my Father know your here", as she felt herself being showered in kisses from Zan.
"Yes he does, he sent me here to you", as he continued to shower her in kisses. Zan enjoying the feel of her soft skin under his lips again. When the 2 had finished there onslaugt, Zan knelt to his knees in front of Kiara, taking her tiny hand in his.
"Kiara will you do me the honour of being my wife", as he stared into her beautiful big brown eyes.
"What"! She exclaimed.
"I said will you do me the honour of being my wife"? As his eyes sparkled dreamily into her eyes.
Kiara clasped her hands over her mouth and with tears of joy in her eyes said, "yes". Zan the pulled her into his arms again as the 2 rejoiced in there happiness.
"But I thought we were already married". As things started to process inside of her head.
"Well because you were not legally Liana the marriage is illegal".
"Oh". She said at this new revelation.
"But I asked your Father if I could take you as my wife and he agreed".
"He didn´t say anything to me about it".
"I know he didn´t, but he said yes, he said yes that we could marry". As Zan pulled her tighter into his embrace.
"Where is he now"? She asked smiling radiantly at Zan.
"I don´t know shall we find him". As he took her hand.
"Yes, I want to thank him for making me the happiest girl in the world".
And the 2 took off to see him.

Part 24

When they eventually found Khivar, he was sitting in his study, looking at an image of his wife. Before he could stand Kiara was all over him.
"Thank-you Daddy, thank-you", as she hugged him tightly to her.
"I am only happy that you are happy my Dear". As he kissed her gently on top of her head.
"I am Daddy, I am". As she lay her head on her Fathers chest.
When all the thank-you´s had been exchanged, Kiara kissed her Father good-night and Zan escorted Kiara to her room. As they were to depart from each other for the night Zan said.
"I still can´t believe it, I still can´t believer it. Very shortly you shall be mine, all mine and then I can proclaim to the world that you are my Queen". As he looked into her eyes.
"I know Zan. No more secrets, no more hiding, I can´t believe it either". As she lay her head on the strong chest of the man that she loved. Then Zan bought his finger to her chin, gently tilting her head upwards and captured her lips is his in a very passionate kiss, before saying good-night to her and departing to his bed chambers.
As Zan entered his room, he took out his communicator.
"Rath it´s Zan", as he spoke into the communicator, "I have some good news for you".
"What is it then, stop keeping me in suspense", Rath impatiently said.
"Khivar knows about Kiara and I". Zan´s happiness ringing in his voice.
"And that´s supposed to be good new". As Rath chuckled at him.
"Yes, and I asked him if I could marry Kiara".
"Then obviously he didn´t kill you". As Rath lost it and laughed at Zan.
"No he didn´t, but the good news is that he said yes Rath, he agreed to the marriage".
"And that was before you hit him over the head or after you hit him". Rath not letting up on Zan.
"RATH. What are you trying to say to me"? An unamused Zan replied.
"Well I´m just saying that you got off pretty light considering you held his daughter captive, anyway he must have known was he was doing, you know this won´t win us any cookies with the Jenkons". Rath reminding Zan of the consqences they now faced. "Or did he say yes, only because she is pregnant".
"Rath, your spoiling the happiest moment of my lift".
"I´m sorry Zan". Rath replied honestly.
"Anyway, I asked Kiara if she would marry me and she said yes". An overjoyed Zan said.
"I don´t know whether to congratulate you or pray for our planet".
"RATH"!
"Sorry Zan, look I mean it when I say congratulations, so congratulations Zan".
"Thanks Rath will you be my best man again"?
"Well I wouldn´t want to miss the party", Rath said as he smiled to himself. And the 2 laughed at each other, before Zan asked Rath his next question.
"Rath I want to ask you something". He turned serious again.
"What is it"?
"Once we are married will you become my Personal Advisor"?
"Zan I´m honoured, but what of my Father"?
"Your Father will always be my top Advisor, but I want you to be my Personal Advisor".
"Are´nt t I that already, I mean is´nt that what best friends are there for".
"Do you accept", Zan asked hurriedly.
"OK I´ll do it", he agreed, "does tht mean I get on the pay-roll now"?
"Yes Rath your on the pay-roll now". As Zan laughed at him.
"I like this job already. Getting paid to give you a hard time and keeping you in place, I like that idea". As Rath teased Zan.
"I´m sure you like that idea", Zan laughing at himself, knowing that he´d probably regret it one day, offering Rath the job.
"Rath I have one more thing to ask of you".
"What is it boss"?
"I want you to do a back check on.....". And Zan explained to Rath what he wanted him to do. As Zan finished up, "so could you get back to me as soon as possible".
"Yes Zan, as soon as possible. And Zan watch your back. I know you won´t be making any new friends when you formally announce the wedding, but when you do your be making alot of new enemies".
"I will my friend"
"Night Zan", Rath concluded.
"Night Rath". And Zan switched off his communicator hoping that Rath would have alot of luck in his search.

TBC

So now that Zan and Kiara have been permitted to marry, what is this back up check that Zan wants? Keep posted. And don´t forget the feedback because if you´s haven´t noticed I have been using some of your idea. Take it easy.

Maia




posted on 22-Mar-2002 6:04:06 AM by maia
Hi all

thanks for all the wonderful FB you´s have been sending me. As you´s know this is my very first fanfic that I have ever written, and this being my baby you´s have all just kept me wanting to writemore and more. Although I would love to spill my guts and tell you´s everything all at once, you´s will just have to keep reading to find out what happens. I have decided to write this as a trilogy, so it may take weeks before I am finished having finished up to the 33 part now, this fanfic still has a fair way to go. So for the next 2 parts, enjoy!

Maia

Part 25

Zan had waited 2 days until Rath had found out the information he had wanted and Zan knew that now was the time to contact his Mother, Zan had mentally nothed to himself that he would thank his sister, Vilandra next time he saw her, for the acute way she had found out about, ´court affairs '. Thinking his sister if not a Princess would have been the perfect spy. So contacting his Mother he sat down at his monitor , and greeted her.
"Mother good morning to you".
"My son it is good to see you again, what is it that you wish to say to me". Knowing Zan rarely contacted her.
"Mother I wanted to talk to you about my marriage". Zan said cordially.
"Zan that is so good that you have finally accepted your bethronal with Lady Ava".
"Mother I do not wish to marry Ava, I am to marry another".
"Zan that is impossible, I promised you to Lady Ava after your Fathers death".
"That is right Mother you promised me to marry Ava not me and I wish to undo what you have done".
"But this shall be a great embarassment to Antar if you do not marry Ava". As the Queen Mother stared indignantly at her son. Zan knew that all he had to do was to play to his Mothers emotions.
"Mother if you do not accept my decision I will never forgive you". Zan staring sternly at his Mother said.
"Zan you wouldn´t do that to me would you"? As she began to wept.
"Yes I would".
And she wept into her hands. Zan was angry at his Mother as she looked pathetic to him. He remembered the last time he said those same words to her. It had been when she had first told Zan about his bethronal. Zan didn´t speak to his Mother for 6 months after that. He knew that it had been a living hell for his Mother as she had cherished him more than anything else on the world.
"Do you accept what I have said? Zan asked his Mother.
"Yes my son, I accept. But what shall I say to King Avok, he is to visit Antar again in 2 weeks time with the Lady Ava". As she backed down to her son.
"I shall deal with Avok myself".
"But Zan who is this woman that you wish to marry, do I know her"?
"You know of her, but you have never met her before".
"Then who is she"? His Mother asked again.
"She is the Lady Kiara, daughter of Lord Khivar". As the truth came out.
"The Lady Kiara". His Mother in slight shock said.
"Yes, The Lady Kiara, but Mother I must go for now, so please do excuse me". As Zan turned off his monitor to find Kiara.
Zan knew she would be in the gardens with her Father, they had all spent many an hour, all 3 of them sitting at the outside pavillion. They all exchanged greetings as Zan took a seat. Then Zan went on to tell Kiara and Khivar that his Mother now knew that they were to be married,
"Did she say anything else"? Khivar asked as he remembered his role he had played in the bethronal.
"Just that she accepted it".
"That´s wonderful Zan", Kiara exclaimed in excitement.
Khivar smiled to himself. Zan had told his Mother the truth, but Khivar knew that Zan must have put her on the spot somehow for her to accept it. Powerful men always knew how to get what they wanted out of a person. And Khivar thought about what Zan had told his Mother.
As Zan had spent more time with Khivar he actually discovered that he liked the man. Zan had been privy to the close relationship between Kiara and Khivar. Khivar was not the man he remembered in the many meetings and briefings they had held together. The man was sweet and caring with anything that concerned Kiara. Wheras Zan would give in to Kiara all the time, Khivar was firm with her. Khivar would say something to Kiara and she would listen obediently to him. But then Zan knew that Khivar loved his daughter with all his heart like a Father does, and not the love-sick way Zan loved her.
Zan also found in the briefings that the held now were now much lighter than they had been before. The 2 men able to joke with each other while they worked together. But lately whenever King Avok was mentioned by Khivar, Zan would always avoid the topic, saying that all in good time would he tell Avok of his plans.
When Rath had given the information of the back check he had accumulated, Zan then took Khivar aside and told him what he really was doing. Once Khivar found out what Zan knew, he was very impressed with Zan.
"When do you intend on contacting Avok"? A now happier Khivar asked.
"Tonight after dinner".
"You are a very shrewd man, my King". As Khivar smirked at Zan.
"A man has to make sure he always has something up his sleeves in case of a rainy day". And the 2 men laughed about what was next to come.

Part 25

After Zan had enjoyed a hearty dinner with Kiara and Khivar he went back to his private study to contact Avok. When the 2 men were seated before there monitors they began.
"King Zan it is very good that you have contacted me, especially with the wedding so near". As Avkl smiled at Zan.
"Yes it is good that you have bought up the subject of marriage as that is what I wanted to talk to you about". Zan said emotionlessly.
"Yes when our 2 Kingdoms are joined we shall be the most powerful alliance in the galaxy". Avok said with delight, knowing what the impending marriage would bring to his planet.
"The thing is that I am annulling the wedding between myself and Lady Ava". Zan getting to the point straight away.
"What! This is outrageous! Impossible! I shall see that you go through with the wedding plans or I will....". Avok burst out in anger.
"Or you will what"? Zan challenged him.
"I will see that your Kingdom is destroyed"! Avok screamed.
"Your threats don´t scare me", Zan cockingly said.
"But your promised to my daughter". Avok still on the rampage.
"I have no other choice in the matter, or maybe you should ask the Lady Ava about it yourself". Zan knowing he was moving in for the kill.
"What does my daughter have to do with this"? A confused Avok asked Zan.
"Why don´t you ask her yourself"?
"AVA! Somebody bring Lady Ava to me now"! And guards ran into the room to see what there King wanted. "Somebody bring my daughter to me now"! As the guards ran in panick at there King´s orders.
When Ava entered the room Avok yelled at her .
"AVA! Come here to me now"! And Ava scurried to her Father. "Now King Zan has informed me that you have something to tell me".
"Father I don´t know what you are talking about". As Ava nervously looked at Zan´s image in shock.
"King Zan please enlighten us".
"You know what I am talking about Ava, the trip you made to Amerk, 9 months ago".
"No, no, no one was supposed to find out about that". As Ava hands came to her mouth and she stepped back from her Father.
"I have eye-witness accounts Ava of what you done during your trip to Amerk, would you like to be the one to tell your Father or will you leave that up to me". Zan looked with disguist at Ava.
"It was a mistake, I didn´t mean it to happen". But despite the fact the spotlight was on Ava she couldn´t bring herself to tell her Father.
"King Zan please", as Avok asked Zan.
"For 9 months as you know the Lady Ava travelled to Amerk. While she was there she met a Sy´rab nobleman. Ava became pregnant to the man, and she terminated the baby´s life before she returned home to Jenkon".
"What! Is that true Ava"! The mans eyes bulging out of his sockets.
"Daddy, Daddy I´m sorry", as a bewildered Ava tried to step away from her Father.
"What did you think you would do on your wedding night? Not sleep with your husband so you could hide from him your impurity. How long did you think you could hide this away from him"? As the man towered him daughter. "What were you thinking Ava"? His voice boomed at her.
"I...I....", as a cornered Ava looked on in fear at her Father.
"And a Sy´rab nobleman, you know that we are at war with the Sy´rabs", Avok not letting up on her.
"You have bought nothing but disgrace to your family".
"But Father", as Ava tried to get some sympathy from the man.
"Guards", Avok yelled, and the guards ran into the room. "GET HER OUT OF MY SIGHT-NOW!. I never want to see her ever again". As his outrage took over him.
"But...but". A crumbling Ava said.
"GET HER OUT OF MY SIGHT! YOU ARE NOW DEAD TO ME"! And Ava was dragged out of the room.
Zan had been waiting patiently as the scene before him unfolded. He spoke again to Avok.
"I am so sorry that you had to find this out". A genuinely sympathetic Zan said.
"You would have found out sooner or later-I am only sorry that it had to come to this, Ava was my favour...". When he couldn´t finish his words Zan again gave another apology and left Avok to himself.

TBC

Was that OK, tell me what you´s thought about those last 2 parts.

Maia
posted on 23-Mar-2002 8:45:30 AM by maia
Hi all

well as you´s read in the last 2 parts Ava was being a dirty girl. I had read some of your posts about how you´s couldn´t stand it if Ava married Zan. I never intended Zan and Ava to ever marry, so I wrote those last 2 parts for you´s. I am glad you´s enjoyed them. And thanks for all the FB.

Maia

Part 26

2 days earlier

Zan really had no intentions on marrying Ava and although he knew he was drawing at straws he wanted to see if he could find out any dirt on Ava. Zan never thought in his wildest dreams that he would find anything out, but if he did, no matter howbig or small it was he would use it against her. Zan knew he had to find something on Ava so that he could somehow save the alliance with Jenkon. So he called Rath to do a back check on the Lady Ava and Rath set out to work.
Rath did not know much about the woman only that she was bethroned to Zan and that she was a Jenkon Princess. After spending the first day and a half searching through records about her, Rath knew that this approach wasn´t going to get him anywhere.
"Think Rath, think", he said out aloud to himself. So far he had only been able to read about the girls life history-nothing conclusive that he could bring back to Zan. It was the usual information that anybody could find out about in a library. Ava had led the typical life of a Princess.
"A Princess, of course, who knows the life better about a Princess than a Princess herself". As he smiled at himself now knowing what he was going to do next.
The normal life of a Princess was so-she would grow up being well protected for the first couple of years of her life. Once she was old enough, she would recieve educational tutoring from the best scholars in the galaxy. And as she grew older her life would then be filled with meeting other nobles through tea drinking sessions or through balls.
When Rath finally found Vilandra she was in a room doing some tapestry with other ladies of the court. Rath exchanged pleasantries with the ladies and asked them if they could excuse him so he could talk to Vilandra alone. When they were alone together Vilandra asked.
"So what is this about Rath, you barging into my room asking that we speak in privy together. It´s not like you or Zan have been had anytime to spend with me lately, trapesing all over the planet".
"I am sorry Vilandra, I know we have´nt be spending much time with you lately, but Zan and I need your help", a guilty Rath said.
It was true the 3 of them had spent alot of time together growing up , and lately the 2 men had been ignoring Vilandra.
"In fact you and Zan have´nt spent anytime with me in the last 3 monts, instead leaving me to endless hours of doing this horrible tapestry work".
"I know I am so sorry but you have to believe me, Vilandra we really need your help". Rath pleaded with Vilandra.
"Why couldn´t Zan contact me himself, or is it to much to ask of him to sit in front of his monitor to ask me himself". As Vilandra turned her back on Rath.
"He would have asked you himself, but Zan doesn´t even know that I am here".
"Oh then if that is the case, why do you need my help Rath"? As she turned back to face him again.
"I want to know everything that you know about the Lady Ava".
"Why"? As Vilandra looked at Rath with a curious look on her face.
"Zan wants to know what he´s getting himself into before the marriage".
"So he wants some dirt on her"? Vilandra smiled intriged with what they were wanting.
"You could say that". As Rath looked at her hopefully.
"What have you found out already about her"?
"Nothing at all".
"When did you start then", surprised that Rath had come up empty handed.
"Yesterday morning". Rath confessed.
"And it took you that long to figure out to come to me, I´m disappointed in you Rath". Vilandra laughing at Rath. "I don´t know how you or Zan have been able to keep us ahead in this war, if only I was a man all of Antars troubles would have been over years ago", she said very confidently, knowing her own abilities.
"Will you help us or not"? Rath asked getting a little impatient with Vilandra.
"Yes I will, it could be a lot of fun, come with me and maybe you will learn from an expert how to find out about, ´court affairs '". As she moved towards her monitor.
Within 1 hour Rath watched Vilandra as she cunnily worked her magic, she had asked other woman from the court if they knew anything about her future sister-inlaw, and then she got the break she was looking for.
"Lady Oman, hello my dear, it´s so good to see you again".
"Lady Vilandra, it is so good to see you too". The woman greeted her.
"Oman, I heard that you were on Amerk 10 months ago", Vilandra started off.
"Yes Vilandra, I was there".
"While you were there did you ever meet the Lady Ava"?
"Yes I met her at a ball". The woman told Vilandra.
"While you were there, did you notice anything suspicious about her".
"I´m glad you asked, I was just about to tell you about the ball". As the woman smiled with a smirk across her face.
"Oh please do go on, you know how I like to her some good court gossip". As Vilandra sat straight in her chair waiting for what would be said next.
"While at the ball the Lady Ava was spotted with a young Sy´rab Officer. You know him, Mazik".
"Yes I remember him".
"Well as the ball was finishing the 2 were seen leaving together".
"Oh this sounds good", as a big smile appeared on Vilandra´s face.
"The next morning my maid saw Mazik leaving her bed chambers, you know how I like my maids to keep me informed about what they see and hear around the court". The womans eyes coming to life.
"Interesting", Vilandra smiled at Rath.
"Well 2 weeks later I found out that she had become pregnant to Mazik, and that she aborted the baby".
"She was pregnant, how did you find that out"? A shocked Vilandra asked her.
"I heard her talking to Mazik in the hallways, you know she is very stupid, talking about these sort of matters in the hallway where anyone can hear what she says. Also she asked me if there were any Antarian healers on the planet".
"What did you tell her"?
"No there were´nt any healers on the planet, but I didn´t tell her that all the healers had been commissioned to the war".
"Very good Oman. I am impressed with you". Complimenting the woman.
"Yes and we both know why she wanted an Antarian healer".
"So they could repair the damage of her womanhood, so Zan would never find out that she was impure". Vilandra stated the fact.
"The silly girl should have done her home work about the inavailabilty of Antarian healers, it is no wonder that Jenkon is not a powerful nation".
"Yes I do agree, but now Lady Oman I would just like to thank you for enlightening myself about Ava, but I must go you know".
"It is my pleasure Lady Vilandra". As the woman bowed her head to Vilandra.
"I shall call you next week sometime, and you can join me in the Palace for tea".
"I would like that". And Vilandra turned her monitor off.
"Did you hear all of that Rath"? A pleased with herself Vilandra asked.
"Yes I did, thank-you Vilandra for all your help". As he bowed his head to her.
"It was the least I could do to feed my curiousity". As she smiled at him.
"How about you join me on a horse ride now, I think Zan could wait a few hours before I contact him".
As he held his hand out to Vilandra, taking his hand Vilandra said.
"How could I refuse your offer, and it´s nice to see you put my needs in front of Zan´s for a change".
"It´s the least I could do for you, and besides Zan will be very pleased about what you have done".
And the 2 of them left the room to go for there horse ride. After Rath asked Vilandra to join him for dinner that night, before Rath contacted Zan.

Part 27

Back to the present

It was now 2 days since Zan had told Avok about Ava and he had decided that they would all return to the capital today. Kiara was so nervous. Not only was she to return to the capital as the fiancee of King Zan, but he was going to publicly announce it. Also since Kiara had led such a sheltered life she was quite petrified about going to the city. Zan and Khivar had reassured her that one of them would always be by her side they both knew she was daunted by the whole idea and with her pregnancy both of them wanted to know that her best interests were being protected at all times.
"So your Mother shall be awaiting us on our return"? Kiara saked as they approached the outer limits of the city.
"Yes she will, you shall meet her and my sister tonight at dinner. But like I said don´t worry about them, just worry about yourself and the baby. But believe me once my Mother and sister meet you they will simply fall in love with you. I know my Mother and sister". As he put his arm around Kiara and kissed her lightly on her forehead. When she looked at him still a little unsure Zan reassured her again.
"Kiara my Love, believe me, they will fall in love with you".
As they approached the entrance only reserved for the use of the Royal Family Kiara looked out onto the city in absolute wonder. Normally Zan wold have used the Main gates, as he liked to see what his people were doing in the streets. But for Kiara´s sake they used the Royal entrance.
"Everything is so huge Zan, I can´t believe my eyes". As her eyes widened at the city before her.
"You will get used to it my Love". As he slowly caressed her face.
"Zan it´s so daunting". A worried look crossed her face.
"It´s OK my Love, come into my arms, I shall protect you". And Kiara leaned her body against Zan´s strong chest.
When they disembarked from the carriage, Kiara´s eyes were in awe as she looked upon the Royal Palace for the first time. Zan took her tiny hand into his, leading her to a wheel-chair and pushed her to Khivar who had arrived minutes before them. Khivar had ridden ahead of the carriage on his horse. He wanted to personally make sure that no trouble lay ahead during the journey.
"Daddy it´s so good to see a familiar face", as her Father kissed her gently on the head.
"And it is good to see you arriving safely". As they started to go through the Palace. "King Zan and I shall bring you to your bed chambers, you must be very tired after your long journey".
When they got to Kiara´s bed chambers Zan made sure that she was comfortably lying down before he had said that he wished to leave so that he could meet with his Mother and that he would return shortly.
When Zan found his Mother she was sitting in the study.
"Hello my son, it´s so good to see you again after so long". As she stood to go to greet him.
"Yes Mother and you too". As they embraced one another.
"So how was your journey"? She asked Zan, as she lead him to a chair.
"Good Mother, good".
"And Kiara is settling in well"? As she wanted to hear news about her future daughter-inlaw.
"Yes she is settling in well, Khivar is now by her side, but Mother I wanted to tell you something first before you meet her this evening". As Zan took his Mothers hands in his.
"What is it my son"? A look of worry appearing on her face.
"Mother, Kiara is pregnant with my child".
"She´s pregnant with your child", as she took her hands out of Zan´s. "Is that why you wish to marry her".
"No Mother", an upset Zan said to her, " I am not marrying her because she is pregnant, I am marrying her because I am in love with her, and she is in love with me".
"Oh Zan how could you do this to me"? As tears sprung to her eyes.
"Mother this has got nothing to do about you! This is about me and the woman I love". Zan´s voice growing louder and louder. "I have talked with King Avok and because of circumstances he has agreed to the annulment between myself and Ava".
"He did! But why"?
So for the next 15 minutes Zan told his Mother all that she had to know, after his Mother found out about what Ava had done.
"I see why now my son, I am only sorry that I suggested the whole idea in the first place". As she bought her hand to Zan´s hand.
"Mother you did what you thought was right. You had no idea things would turn out this way". As Zan patted his hand over his Mothers.
"Can you ever forgive me my son". As she looked at Zan with sadness in her eyes.
"Yes Mother", and he placed a kiss on top of his Mothers head.
"So when do I meet this young Lady of yours my son. Oh and she´s having a baby. I am going to be a Grandmother now. You have made me so happy". As her mood completely brightened up. "And there is so much to do now with the baby on it´s way and the wedding arrangements...., oh and a baby cot, and clothes.." As she started to plan away to herself.
"Mother I am sure you and Kiara will have a lot of time and fun planning for the baby and the wedding". Zan knowing he was out of his territory here and his Mother was in her element. "You and Kiara can discuss those things later, when you meet her at dinner tonight". As Zan tried to exit the room.
"I can't wait to meet her then".
"That makes me very happy to hear you say that Mother", as he kissed her on the head again. "Now if you will excuse me, I have to tell Vilandra". And Zan made his way to see his sister.
When Vilandra found out about the news she was happy for her brother, Zan thought that Vilandra had accepted the news alot better than he had expected. He then thanked Vilandra for all the help she had given, and apologised for not spending so much time with her. Vilandra accepting his apolpgy and saying that she now understood why Zan had been so busy lately. Vilandra only telling him off for not telling her sooner about himself and Kiara.

Meanwhile on the planet Sy´rab

The figure of a woman disembarks from a Sy´rab ship. There is no fanfair to greet her as she passes through the halls and many faces of the landing base and she is cordially welcomed by a young Sy´rab Officer. As they are riding to his lodges, very few words are exchanged between the 2.
As they dismount there horses he leads her inside taking her directly to his bed chambers. When they are inside, he strips her of her clothing and ravishes her with kisses while she is wrapped in his arms. A time later when they finish there session of ´love making ', he turns to stroke her face. She turns her head abruptly from his touch. He then asks her, "what is the matter"? Hurt at her brush off of him. Then staring at the ceiling she speaks.
"I want you to take me to King Yonuf tomorrow". And then a bitter Ava turns her back on her lover.

TBC

Hope you´s liked those last 2 parts. Don´t forget the FB.

Maia


posted on 24-Mar-2002 6:57:28 AM by maia
Hi all

thanks for all the FB. Just to let you´s know I am up to about part 35 now, and yes Khivar does give a better funeral for Ria, that´s coming up soon.

Maia

Part 28

It had been 2 days now since they had all returned to the Royal Palace. Then evening of there first meeting had gone off well. The Queen and Vilandra had fallen for Kiara´s charm straight away. As soon as they saw Zan lead Kiara into the dining room that evening they were both tantalised by Kiara´s rare beauty. During the dinner Zan had been bored to pieces as the 3 woman talked about preparations for the coming wedding and the baby´s arrival. Khivar had cleverly gone back to his study saying that he had some important things to deal with. Leaving Zan there to listen to the woman chatting together. Since Zan and Khivar had both promised Kiara that one of them would always be by her side until she adjusted herself to her new life, Khivar always busied himself with work, leaving Zan to have to accompany the 3 woman all the time. Khivar finding out what he had to know when he joined them all for there meals.
The daily briefings that Zan sometimes wished he could avoid, were now a welcome relieve for him to get away from all the talk of weddings and marriages. Although Zan loved seeing how much it made Kiara happy about all of the preparations, he was out of his league, and couldn´t wait until everything was over with. When the Queen Mother and Vilandra tried to organise everything by themselves, Kiara was a bit overwhelmed by what they wanted and told Zan so. Vilandra and the Queen Mother had wanted the wedding to be a big affair, inviting hundreds of guests. But Kiara hadn´t even attended a ball before and it worried her. She had hoped to have a small wedding in the Royal Chaped in the Palace, with only a few close friends and important Dignitary´s to be invited, not in the huge Cathedral in the city which sitted well over 1000 people. When Kiara told Zan what she had wanted Zan agreed with her wholeheartedly. He would do anything to please her, besides Zan had been to hundreds of balls and big occassions, and it didn´t bother him that Kiara had only wanted a small wedding. But when Zan told his Mother and sister what they intened on doing they both disagreed with the whole idea. Zan then abruptly told the 2 that they could take it or leave it, turning on his heels he walked out of the room, only to be followed by the 2 woman accepting his wedding on there terms. Now with Zan´s new interest in his wedding and baby preparations, Zan watched over Kiara carefully. Whenever Kiara suggested something Zan would say,
"that´s the most perfect idea, don´t you think Mother and Vilandra". Or, "why didn´t anyone else think of that idea", as if prompted Zan´s Mother and Vilandra would turn to the 2 and say either, "Oh that´s a wonderful idea", or "yes that would be perfect".
The only thing that Kiara hadn´t told them was that she wanted to get married in her original wedding dress, and had Nanny do the alterations for her now bigger size. Kiara still had her other wedding ring on, so Zan had ordered special bans for this time, Both bands had the Royal Seal engraved on them, and inside of Kiara´s band Zan had engraved, ´To my Love Kiara for now and forever I shall love you. Zan '. For the Chapel Kiara had arranged that white roses decorate the chapel, and that she and Vilandra would have bouquets also done in white roses. Yes Kiara asked Vilandra to be her Matron of Honour. Kiara didn´t know anyone else, and her and Vilandra struck up a good friendship straight away. Vilandra on her behalf accepted graciously and was humbled by Kiara´s request.
On Zan´s side there would be no other person but Rath, Rath only saying that he hoped this would be the last time Zan got married. A small list of guests were sent out, apart from the Queen Mother and Khivar that would be naturally there, only important Dignitary´s and Nanny would attend. The celebrational meal was made up of both Zan´s and Kiara´s favourite foods, and a large 3 layer wedding cake would be arranged with strawberrys on it. A small dance would be held after the meal.
The day of the wedding Nanny had been acting weird. Kiara just put it down that Nanny was probably just as nervous as she was, the woman had raised her after all and Kiara didn´t think anything else about it. As Nanny and Vilandra helped Kiara to get dressed in her wedding gown. Vilandra was surprised when she saw the gown, and when Kiara said that Zan had ordered it for her for there first wedding, Vilandra was surprised that Zan had such good taste.
When Khivar entered the room ready to take Kiara to the ceremony, he took one look at his daughter and tears came to his eyes.
"You look so beautiful my Dear", as he placed a kiss on the crown of her head.
Kiara smiled at her Father, "thank-you Daddy". As she took his hand. Pulling something out from his pocket Khivar handed Kiara a small box. "I have something for you, it used to be your Mothers". When Kiara opened the box, a beautiful ring lay inside with a Parizean stone on it.
"Daddy this is beautiful", as Khivar slipped it onto the finger on her other hand.
"Just like you Mother, I know she would have wanted you to have it". As a smile came to his face.
"Daddy thank-you", as she threw her arms around her Fathers neck, and kissed him on the cheek.
"Now are you ready to get married now". As he took Kiara´s arm in his.
"Yes", and Vilandra handed Kiara her bouquet, kissing Kiara on her cheek and saying that she was very happy for Kiara and Zan. Nanny then took this as her to cue to leave and ran to the chapel ahead of them.
As they all entered the chapel, everyone stood as the Priest began to recite the Holy Verses of Marriage. Zan took the beautiful sight of Kiara in and his heart skipped a beat as he saw her in her original wedding gown, to Zan, Kiara glowed like an angel. As Khivar and Kiara reached Zan, the Priest said a few words to Khivar, Khivar then nodded his head yes, kissed his daughter on the top of her head and gave her tiny hand for Zan to hold. Zan nodded at Khivar thanked him before Khivar took a seat next to the Queen Mother. Who by now had tears in her eyes, Khivar taking a handkerchief from his pocket and gave it to her. As Zan and Kiara faced each other holding each others hands, the Priest touched there foreheads recited something to them, and the 2 stared in total bliss into each others eyes. The Priest then started the Holy Vows of Marriage, after he had finished Zan declared his love for Kiara. When he had finished the whole process was repeated by Kiara. Vilandra hd tears in her eyes as she watched there exchange of vows to each other. She gently brushed the tears away from her eyes, but when her tears watered her eyes again, Vilandra let them fall freely, as the happiness of there love for each other overtook her.
When Kiara had finished saying her declaration for Zan, Zan turned to Rath who gave him Kiara´s wedding band, and reciting after the Priest slipped the ring on Kiara´s tiny finger. When Zan had finished this, Kiara turned to Vilandra who gave Kiara Zan´s band, gently holding Kiara´s hand in hers, Vilandra said a few words to her, before Kiara turned towards Zan and repeated the recital of the Priest before slipping the ring onto Zan´s finger. And as the sun slowly went down the Priest announced them man and wife finishing off his officiation of the ceremony. Then Zan swept Kiara into his arms and the 2 joined in a long sweet kiss. Before they were surrounded by well wishers to congratulate them on there marriage.
Now sitting in the Main Dining Room speeches were give on behalf of all the well wishers. The dinner was then served, and once everyone had finished eating music was played and couples got up to dance. The wedding cake was bought in and Zan and Kiara cut it before it was served. Soon afterwards Zan announced to the guests that he and Kiara were to leave and that he wished them to carry on with the celebrations without them. When Zan finally got Kiara alone in there bed chambers, he took Kiara into a passionate kiss.
"Now you are mine, all mine". As Zan covered Kiara´s face in featherlight kisses. Then Kiara lead Zan to the bed, asking Zan to help her undress from her wedding gown. Kiara slipped out of her gown and Zan put in on a chair nearby. Returning to Kiara´s arms, she ravished Zan with soft kisses.
"But what about the baby"? Zan asked out of concern.
"I´m fine Zan believe me", as Kiara fumbled at Zan´s clothes.
"But Kiara..", as Zan´s head was telling him one thing and his body was telling him another thing.
"Zan, this is our wedding night, and I have no intentions of only sleeping in your arms tonight". As her hands started to slide up and down Zan´s strong body. Zan then lifted Kiara in his arms and they moved towards the bed, making love over and over again until the small hours of the morning.
Meanwhile at the wedding celebrations everyone was having a good time. Nanny excused herself from the party saying that she was to old for this sort of stuff anymore. As she went back to her servants quarters she was just about to open the door, when she got knocked on the head, and she fell to the ground unconscious. Then man killed the woman, disposing of her body the man then shape-shifted into the form of the Old Woman.

Part 29

With Kiara now officially the Queen, the Antarian population were estatic. Not only had King Zan taken as his bride an Antarian woman, but she was also the daughter of the much respected Lord-General Khivar. The people of Antar celebrated the wedding for 1 week, the parties and festivities going on all night. Zan was so happy that his people had accepted there new Queen so well he announced that there wedding day would be declared a nation holiday.
With the baby´s birth just weeks away now the 3 woman busied there time with the preparations. Zan was only left wondering how much preparations needed to be made for a baby. But he could see how happy it made Kiara happy so he didn´t say anything. Kiara had now adjusted to her life as the Queen. Alot faster than everyone had expected her too. And Kiara insisted that Zan go back to his work as the King. To Zan´s surprise King Avok had nonetheless co-operated with Antar. Avok had heard about Zan´s wedding and the expectancy of Kiara´s pregnancy, although Zan didn´t tell Avok when Kiara was due. But Zan thought that maybe out of guilt because of what Ava had done, Avok had decided to give his full support to Zan.
Meanwhile back on Sy´rab. King Yonuf had held an audience with Ava the day after she arrived on the planet. Although Yonuf had been suspicious of Ava when she first offered to help him in his war against Antar he wanted to find out if she was really telling the truth or not. Yonuf had heard that Avok had banished Ava from Jenkon, so Yonuf thought he would risk it. And bought Ava to the Royal Palace so he could keep a good eye on her. The 2 worked closely together, and Yonuf had thought he had met his match in a woman, when Ava provided him with all the information she knew. Yonuf then took Ava as his mistress. Although Yonuf was married with children older that Ava, he was taken in by Ava a bit. Ava on the otherhand knew that as Yonuf´s mistress she could wield some kind of power over the man. She knew she would never fall in love with Yonuf-no not ever Ava´s heart belonged to Zan and Zan had broken her heart like nobody had ever done. To heal her hurt, Ava planned her revenge with Yonuf. Ava wanted Zan dead and all the people that he loved dead too. If she couldn´t have Zan´s love, then nobody could.
One night when Yonuf and Ava were, ´making love'. Yonuf screamed out another womans name.
"Janea"!
"Jenea, who the hell is Jenea". A very upset Ava said to Yonuf.
Yonuf lay there in silence for awhile before he began.
"Jenea was a young woman I once knew, I was in love with her".
As Ava saw that this woman Jenea had once meant so much to Yonuf she quietly said.
"Do you want to talk about it with me".
"Janea, my sweet Janea I haven´t talked about Janea since I saw her last. When I sat and watched her marry another man". And he began his story of heart break.
"I was a young man then, only 17 years old at the time, and I was the Prince, and my Father had sent me to Antar for a horse riding vacation. At that time Antar and Sy´rab were not at war and I stayed at the Royal Palace of Antar. I remember the first time I ever saw her, she was in the Palace Gardens picking some roses. When she stood up straight and looked at me, I looked into the face of an angel. She smiled shyly at me, I nodded my head at her and I was about to introduce myself to her, but a maid called her name, she nodded her beautiful head at me and left me-I stood there absolutely breathless by her beauty. I had to find out who she was and after questioning a few servants I was informed that she was the daughter of one of the King´s Advisors. There was a ball to be held at the Palace in 2 more days and I knew she would be there and I waited the 2 days out. They were the longest 2 days of my entire life, I had tried to meet her again, but I was informed that she had only come that day for a visit.
The evening of the Ball I searched the room in vain for her, when I was about to give up I spotted her talking to a few Lady´s of the court. I didn´t want to lose the opportunity to meet her so I rushed to her side, introducing myself to her and the other Lady´s there. When I took her small hand in mine, I kissed the soft skin of her hand and asked her if she would like to dance with me. She kindly accepted, her voice sounded like sweet angels to my ears. I lead her by the hand to the dance floor, my heart beating faster and faster inside of me. The moment was perfect as I took her into my arms and we danced slowly to the music. I thought I was in heaven, but then someone tapped me on the shoulder, I turned to my unwelcome intruder. He asked me if he could dance with her, when I looked into her face my heart dropped as a beautiful smile appeared on her face. I dropped my arms to the side and the young man passed by me and kissed Janea on the cheek, he then whispered something in her ear, and they put there arms around each other and danced away from me. Later on I found out that Janea was engaged to this young man and they were to marry in 2 weeks time. The next day I contacted my Father to see if I could return to Sy´rab. But my Father said that he had only recieved wedding invitations to there wedding a few days ago and that he would join me in 1 weeks time on Antar. The last time I saw Janea was the day of her weding. After that I never returned to Antar ever again". As Yonuf stared at the ceiling above him clearly in pain.
Ava comforted the man as best she could then she asked.
"Who was the young man"?
Yonuf replied, "you know him today as the Lord-General Khivar".

TBC

Did you´s enjoy those last 2 parts. Send me your FB, and tell me what you´s thought.

Maia



posted on 25-Mar-2002 5:18:57 AM by maia
Hi all

is it getting confusing yet? The next part is dedicated to Ria. Thanks for all the FB.

Kittens with Ava, she was in love with the idea of being bethroned with Zan. Which she confused with love. And I didn´t write it in(my mistake), but when Vilandra was talking with Lady Oman, it was supposed to come out that Ava had always had a weakness for men in uniforms.

Maia

Part 30

About a week after the wedding Kiara asked Khivar if he could do something for Ria. Kiara didn´t know all the grusely details of Ria´s death, only that she was shot dead. To a degree Khivar had told Kiara that Ria had not recieved a proper burial. So Kiara asked her Father if he could arrange a proper burial for Ria.
Khivar had problems locating Ria´s body. After Ria´s body had been found, the guardians had strung her body up to a horse and dragged it through the desert. The guardians were angry that 1 of them had bought so much disgrace to there name. It was hard enough for the guardians to compete withe there male peers, so when the Head of the Guardians requested if they could dispose ot Ria´s body, Khivar obliged them. When the guardians had finished dragging Ria´s body through the desert, they let some vultures eat at her corpse, then buried her body in a shallow grave. An unmarked grave, and nobody had ever recorded where her body lay.
So once Khivar had said to the head Guardian he wanted Ria´s body back she had told him that they didn´t really know where her body lay. But Khivar ordered that they find her body, cremate her remains and return the ashes to Khivar personally. It took a few days for his orders to be carried out. And 3 days later his orders were followed through.
The day of Ria´s funeral was a sad day. It was a very sombre funeral party that left the Palace. As the carriages rode through the streets of the capital Zan had held Kiara´s weeping body. As Zan led Kiara into the chapel he had to hold her up, as her legs were weak. Zan leaned Kiara onto his strong body for support, soothing her the whole way through. Kiara´s, eyes were so full with tears that she didn´t even see the people waiting inside stand when they entered. Bowing and curtesying as her and Zan proceeded through to the front.
As the Priest began the service, Kiara broke into loud sobs, Zan with his arm around her, leaned her head on his shoulder, stroking the tears from her face. But to no avail, she could not control the despair that had taken over her. Zan was whispering soothing words of comfort to Kiara saying,
"it´s alright my Love, cry it all out, it´s alright my Love".
Khivar had ordered the top Officers to attend the funeral, the Officers had heard how Ria had died bravely defending the life of there then, future Queen. And they wanted to honour her properly. So as did the Advisors and all the most important Dignartary´s.
Throughout the whole service only Kiara´s sobbing could be heard over the words of the Priest. When the service finally ended, Kiara was still crying uncontrollably on Zan´s shoulder. Zan as he had done on there way there, supported Kiara as they made there way back to the carriage. The funeral procession following slowly behind them.
When the funeral procession arrived at the cemetry where Ria´s body was to be laid to rest they were all welcomed by the guardians who had lined the paths. When Khivar who was carrying Ria´s ashes started to walk down the path the guardians gave a Military salute. They waited until the last person had passed by them before they stood at attention.
As the funeral party sat around the plot that Ria was to be buried at. Kiara broke down again in tears. Ria´s body was to be buried at a cemetry that normally would only bury the bodies of top Officers in the army. But Khivar had thought as a tribute to the woman she should be buried there too.
The Priest then began at last to recite the funeral rites, reciting and lifting earth from the ground sprinkling it over the vessel that held Ria´s last remains saying.

"As a child of Antar you were raised and as a child of Antar your remains shall be laid to rest in the warmth of her womb".

As the remains in the vessel was slowly lowered into the grave, a voice of a young Priest than began singing an analogy, and her ashes were covered by earth. When the grave was full the guardians who had gathered 20 metres from the grave-site then sounded off weapons into the air. People slowly went to her grave side. Some whispering words of loss, some laying tributes on her grave. Her headtomb read.

´Here lies one of Antars true heroines, may she rest in peace.

Kiara had wept endlessly the whole time, she and Zan both spoke a few words to Ria´s grave, and then Zan lead Kiara back to the carriage, taking his wife back to the Palace to rest. When Zan finally joined Kiara in bed that night, it was a very despondant wife he found. Kiara hadn´t really talked to anyone that day, she had mostly cried the whole day away. But she did eat, Khivar made sure his daughter ate full meals the whole day. Now as Zan held Kiara in his arms he stroked her long silky hair telling her how much he loved her and the baby. Then Zan said softly to her.
"Kiara, and when you have our son, then I will have to take you again". A smile appearing on his face at the thought. "And when I take you again, then I shall make you pregnant again and again until you produce a girl. And when we have our baby daughter we shall name her Ria, so that Ria shall live on forever".
Although Kiara hadn´t been talking at all she had been listening to Zan. When Kiara heard what Zan had just said, she sat straight up in the bed.
"Zan you really mean it don´t you", as a tentative smile appeared on her face.
"Yes of course I mean it". As he too sat up in the bed.
"Oh Zan that is a wonderful idea", as Kiara bought her arms around his neck.
"I´m only glad that you can smile again". As his hands stroked the silkiness of her hair.
"I love you Zan".
"I love you too Kiara".

TBC

I know I normally update 2 parts a day, but I didn´t want to spoil the mood. FB please.

Maia




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posted on 26-Mar-2002 7:16:08 AM by maia
Hi all

thanks for all the FB.

NT: Yonuf never returned to Antar ever again after Janea married Khivar. So he has no idea what Kiara looks like.

Maia

Part 31

When Ava found out about Zan and Kiara´s wedding she was blazing with fury. But when she found out Kiara was pregnant, her blood boiled over.
"So that´s why he didn´t want to marry me". An outraged Ava yelled at Yonuf. "When I finished with Zan and his little whore they are going to wish they were never born".
"This just couldn´t get any better". Yonuf said calmly to Ava.
"What do you mean this couldn´t get any better, are you trying to humour me"? Ava screeched at Yonuf.
"No not at all". He replied.
"Well I´d like to know what your talking about then".
"I tried to have the girl killed once, as the daughter of Khivar I tried to end her life". Yonuf finally admitted at being the main architect behind Kiara´s death attempt.
"You did", a surprised Ava said.
"Yes, I did, she should have been my daughter, not the daughter of Khivar. But the imbeciles that tried to murder her failed. But this time I will make sure that both she and Zan die". As he stared evilly out of the window.
"Yonuf you sure do know how to make a girl happy". As Ava kissed the man on the lips and he bought her into his arms.
"I think it is in both of our interest that Zan and his wife die", a grim smile now appeared on his face.
"You hate Khivar don´t you"? Ava asked.
"With all my heart, and I shall see that I destroy everything that man loves before I die, and this time I shall not fail". As the 2 engaged themselves in a long fiery kiss.

BACK ON ANTAR

It was 2 days after Ria had been buried and Kiara was back to her normal self again. She was now 8 weeks pregnant and was due in another 8 weeks time. As Zan had said he had tripled the guards to protect Kiara and his unborn baby. 12 guards were assigned to protect there Queen. As Rath had nicknamed them the, ´12 pack ', escorted Kiara everywhere she went. The 12 pack were made up of the best guards in the entire galaxy. Kiara had became quite close to 2 of her personal body-guards.
The first one was named Teron. He was the son of one of the Generals in the army. Teron had been injured in the war while there had been a ground attack made by the Antarians against the Talebeans. When he returned to the capital to recover Khivar had heard of his brave deeds in the attack and had him commissioned as 1 of Zan´s personal body-guards. Now Teron was the leader of the 12 pack. He took his job very seriously as he thought there was no greater honour than to be the head body-guard to protect his Queen. And Teron would personally check out any places himself before Kiara went there.
The 2nd Nacedo was the shape shifter who had discovered Akka´s and Yonuf´s role in the death of his former King. Although much older than the other guards it was mainly due to his ability to shape shift and his cunning that got him the job as one of Kiara´s guards. Nacedo was a very loyal guard. After Nacedo had discovered the truth behind his former Kings assassination, Khivar had rewarded him well and Nacedo pledged that he would give up his life to protect Kiara.
That morning as usual Kiara went out on her daily walk. Zan and Khivar did not accompany her like when she first arrived there. And that morning the Queen had been busy still preparing for the baby´s arrival and Vilandra had gone with Rath on a horse ride. This was the first time that since Kiara´s arrival none of them were there to accompany her. So Nanny had joined her this morning. Kiara was looking forward to spending some time with Nanny, as they hadn´t been alone at all. The 2 woman and the 12 pack were walking through the garden when Kiara pulled Nanny to the side.
"Nanny I want to show you something", as Kiara pulled the womans hand into hers and lead her into an enclosed garden.
"What is it my Lady", the Old Woman smiled at her.
Kiara had by now turned her back on the woman and could not see the wickedness in the Old Womans eyes.
"Just follow me". A happy Kiara said to the Old Woman.
"Where is the Queen"? Teron asked one of the other guards as he had only turned his head around for a second.
"She took the Old Woman through the gate". He replied.
"You fool"! As Teron ran in horror through the gate followed closely behind by the other guards.
When Teron ran through the gate he couldn´t believe his eyes. The Old Woman had just finished hitting Kiara in the face, Kiara dropping to the ground. Then Teron saw the Old Woman pulling what looked like a laser from underneath her dress taking aim at his Queen. Teron had automatically taken his laser out of his halter when he had sprinted through the gate. Teron seeing that his Queen was still lying on the ground took aim and fired. The body of the dead woman flew to the side taking more shots from the lasers being fired by the other guards.
Next Teron ran to the side of his Queen, "somebody get some help", he yelled in anguish. "The Queen needs immediate medical attention".
One of the guards who was running to stop anyone from entering the gate pulled out his communicator to call for medical help, while another one pulled out his communicator to contact his King. When Teron gently lay his Queen on his guard jacket he quickly checked Kiara´s pulse. She was still breathing.
"You guards radio for some more guards to be stationed here, I want this area cordoned off within 20 metres. If anyone tries to enter the cordoned off area-shot to kill. Only the King, Lord-General Khivar or the medical staff are to enter this area, and no one else is that clear", Teron bellowed out.
Khivar had been looking out into the garden when he saw the guards running around in chaos. He then remembered that Kiara was taking her daily walk now and in absolute horror he ran to the scene. When Khivar got closer he saw that the guards were the guards that protected Kiara. His heart felt like it was being ripped out of his chest and being shredded into 1000 pieces. When the guards saw Khivar they all pointed to the gate and Khivar sprinted there like a madman. When Khivar saw Kiara lying there he thought that all his worst nightmares were coming true. When he reached Kiara´s body he cried out in pain. "Nooooooo", pulling Kiara´s body into his arms, his tears falling down onto her face. When Khivar touched Kiara´s face it was still warm. "She´s still alive, where is the medical help, someone get them here now". He shouted at them all. And a few seconds later they arrived.
Zan was sitting in his study when he recieved the news. Hearing his communicator go off he answered it.
"King Zan", his deep voice said.
"King Zan this is Saxony here, your Majesty there has been an assassination attempt made on the life of the Queen".
Zan´s whole world felt like it was falling apart.
"Where is she", he shouted at the guard.
"She´s in the Veniza Gardens your Majesty, behind the walls".
Zan dropped his communicator as he ran out the doors. His guards didn´t know why there King was running, but they ran without asking any questions following him.

Part 32a

As Zan was running through the mansion someone tried to stop Zan as they had some important news for him. Zan pushed his way passed the person, not even seeing him fall to the ground. Zan jumped down the set of stairs outside the Palace in one leap, never once losing his balance. Zan felt the terror running through his body thinking that the worst had happened to Kiara. Zan tried to push the idea out of his head, but he couldn´t he only stepped up his pace running as if his life depended on it. When Zan neared the area he didn´t even notice the look of horror on the faces of the guards. Everything was oblivious to Zan the only thing he could think of was Kiara. Once Zan entered the enclosed walls his heart dropped when he saw Khivar and the medical staff hovering over Kiara. Khivar had Kiara´s tiny hand inside of his, and he was still crying unashamedly. Zan pushed the medical staff and Khivar out of his way when he got to Kiara´s side. Pulling Kiara into his arms he cried out in pain, "KIARA! Somebody tell me she´s not dead, somebody tell me she´s not dead", he screamed his tears streaming down his face. "KIARA", as Zan tried to kiss the life back into her, "KIARA"!

TBC

I know that was pretty mean leaving you´s there, but you´s will have to find out tomorrow what happens.
Don´t forget the FB

Maia
posted on 27-Mar-2002 6:57:35 AM by maia
Hi all

here are the next 2 parts. Thanks for all the FB.

Maia

Part 33

Khivar shook Zan out of the clouds.
"My King you have to heal them, you have to heal them".
Zan looked out in horror realising how much time he had wasted. Placing Kiara´s body gently down Zan covered Kiara´s body with his hands, trying to find out where she was injured. There was nothing seriously wrong with Kiara, but he had to see if the baby was OK. Placing his hands gently over Kiara´s stomach Zan made a connection with the baby. The baby seemed to be in panic, but Zan couldn´t find anything wrong with the baby. So he concentrated on his child, so that he could sooth the baby inside Kiara´s womb. As the connection started the baby started to feel all the love and energy from Zan. Zan could feel the baby slowly relaxing inside, when the baby was calm again, Zan then made another connection to Kiara. The bruise that had formed on her face miracously disappeared. But something was not right. Zan knew that she had no serious injuries, and the few bruises and scraps she had were healed. So Zan took Kiara´s head in between his strong hands and formed a connection. Something was the matter with her mind. There were dark clouds that appeared in Kiara´s mind, it was like she was hiding herself behind the clouds and wouldn´t come out. Still holding onto the connection Zan tried again to pass through these clouds, but to no prevail and after a 3rd attempt he stopped the connections. When he opened his eyes again, Kiara still lay there, with her head still in his hands.
"Kiara, Kiara you have to wake up". Zan encouraged her. But Kiara would not wake up. After a few minutes then Zan ordered the medical staff to take her on the stretcher into the Palace Khivar took one last look at the body of the Old Woman. On death the body had turned back into the person who had took over Nanny´s body-Nicholas. Khivar couldn´t understand it as Nicholas was supposedly still locked up in a cell, and the questions started to run through his head. Zan and Khivar ran with the stretcher each of them holding one of her hands as they took Kiara back to the Palace . Both of them talking to her body as they went along.
Once Kiara was back in there bed chambers, the Doctors and Zan stabilised Kiara´s condition. The Doctors had said that they suspected that Kiara had gone into postmatic trauma, and that would probably be the reason why she would not regain consciousness. Zan kept making connections to the baby to ensure that this wasn´t effecting the baby in anyway, but the baby was fine a little unsettled but otherwise fine. The Queen Mother and Vilandra had now arrived into the bed chambers, and Zan called Khivar and Rath who had arrived earlier into his study.
Once inside Zan began.
"I want you Khivar to find out how that pig Nicholas was able to shape shift into Kiara´s nanny, I don´t want you to leave any stone unturned", as Zan looked resignately out of the window. "Anyone you find involved with this question them first, I don´t care what methods you use but if they were involved-kill them, and I want you to kill them personally".
"Yes my King but I think that Nicholas couldn´t have pulled this off by himself, he didn´t have the intelligence to be able to plan this, he attempted to kill Kiara in broad daylight, he could have tried to kill Kiara at anytime, his stupidity was his downfall. Therefore I am left to believe that someone else was behind this." Khivar replied.
"Yes I agree with you, so there may be a bigger conspiracy than we think, so find out who it was! And see if you can find out what happened to the Old Woman. Also I want a full written up report of this on my desk by tonight". Zan said unemotionally.
"Yes your Majesty I will do everything in my power to get to the bottom of this".
"Rath I want you to do a security check on all the staff who work here, I want security checks on an one that has been here in the Palace over the last 2 weeks. I also want you to do security checks for 12 guards as after this I shall increase the guards on Kiara. You can consult Lord Khivar on this one he knows who and who would be suitable for this job. Also I want you to put restricted entry and leave on the Palace,nobody and I mean nobody is allowed to enter or leave the Palace unless you have done a back check on them first. Also you can increase the watch-guards on the Palace, I don´t want any thing to go wrong so make sure you are very thorough in fact be more than thorough do you understand me".
"Yes your Majesty", Rath replied. And Zan left the room to go back to Kiara´s side again.

Part 34

When Zan got back to Kiara´s side she had still not awaken, he checked the baby one more time, before he took her tiny limp hand in his and sat down next to her. Zan stared into her Kiara´s face for hours. Not saying a word to anyone. The Queen Mother and Vilandra had tried to talk to him but he would not respond. When the Queen Mother suggested that Zan eat, he wouldn´t respond. Food was bought into the bed chambers but Zan wouldn´t move from Kiara´s side. The Queen Mother started to worry about Zan, she knew her son ate big meals, and in all the time she could remember he had never once stopped eating food. Then the Queen Mother and Vilandra left so that Zan could be alone with Kiara. After it was well into the night Kiara began to stir. When Zan felt her small movements he sat up on the bed next to her, stroking her long silky hair.
"Zan....Zan", Kiara murmurred.
"Kiara I´m here, I´m right here next to you", Zan leaning over her body whispered to her.
"Zan...Zan...Nanny...Nanny", as her head began to roll from one side to the other.
"Just rest my Love, ssshhh, just rest". Zan comforted her.
"Zan...Nanny..Nanny". Still with her eyes closed a look of fear crossed her face. Kiara tried to open her eyes. But Zan brushed his hand over her eyes to close them again.
"Just rest my Love, just rest". Once her eyes were closed Zan stroked Kiara´s face again.
When Kiara went back into her world of unconsciousness, Zan noticed that Khivar was standing by his side.
"How is she"? Khivar asked concerned.
"She´s not improved, but she did say Nanny´s name a few times". Zan answered sombrely.
"She will find it a big shock when she wakes up".
"I know". As Zan looked on in despair into Kiara´s face.
"I have that report you wanted you Majesty". As Khivar handed the report over to Zan.
"Thank-you, now would you mind leaving me here with my wife"? Zan said quietly.
"Yes your Majesty, but if she wakes up could you have someone to come and get me". Khivar asked.
"Yes I will my Lord". And Khivar excused himself and left.
Zan quickly went over the report, he looked over at Kiara and put the report down.
Now again in the room alone with Kiara, Zan undressed and got into bed. Once in bed he pulled Kiara onto his behr chest, and kissed the top of her head before shedding a few tears.

TBC

Find out next how Kiara´s recovery goes, and see if Khivar and Rath are successful in finding out any information. On what is up with Nicholas shape shifting into Nanny. FB please.

Maia


posted on 28-Mar-2002 6:59:27 AM by maia
Hi all

thanks for all the FB. Now onto the next 2 parts.

Maia

Part 34?

The next day Kiara´s condition hadn´t recovered much. The Queen Mother and Vilandra were with Zan now as he was to meet soon with Rath and Khivar. As the 2 entered the room they left the bed chambers to go through to Zan´s study.
Once inside they began there meeting.
"So Rath have you undertaken the orders that I gave you yesterday", Zan asked him sternly.
"Yes your Majesty, guards have been increased on the Palace, entry and leave have been restricted, and I am still going through the back checks of the staff and people that had been in the Palace for the last 2 weeks. Also I am still working on the back check of new guards to protect the Queen". He finished up.
"Good Rath, very good, and once you have found suitable guards to protect Kiara notify me asap,you know what to do if you find any of the staff or visitors who have been involved with Kiara´s assasination attempt".
"Yes your Majesty", Rath replied.
"And Lord Khivar were you able to find anything about that traitor who is still locked in the cells"? Zan asked Khivar as he looked the man straight into the eyes.
"Yes your Majesty, I was up all night working on it. I did a back check on Nicholas´s family history and found out some very important information". He informed Zan.
"What is it then"? Zan asked impatiently.
"It appears that Nicholas had a twin brother, an identical twin brother. He is the one that we have been holding in the cells. It appears that Nicholas´s mother worked as a teacher. She became pregnant and left the planet. She was also unwed. After she became pregnant she left Antar to go to Talabean. While on Talabean she became the mistress of one of Akka´s Advisors. When she gave birth to Nicholas and his twin, the man bought them up as his own sons. Later Nicholas returned to Antar, where he began to study here. After he finished studying he joined the Royal Antarian Army. As he made his way up the ladder, he became an Aid, that is when he began working for me".
"So the 2 men were bought up on Talabean, with this Advisor raising him as there son. So that is how Nicholas was able to infiltrate himself into our circles. After being appointed an Aid he began or maybe he had already started to betray Antar. Now someone correct me if I am wrong, but then Nicholas was obviously influenced by this Advisor, maybe from the direct orders of Akka himself. His connection to this Talabean Advisor makes me believe that beyond reasonable doubt that he was being used as a puppet by either Akka or the Advior. And once Nicholas became a trusted Aid of yours Lord Khivar then it is possible that he attempted to kill Kiara the first time and definitely the second time, hoping to bring down our infra-structure from the inside. Because he was working for you so long, he knew of the huge attachment you held to Kiara". Zan then looked at Khivar. knowing he was right.
"That´s what I thought as well your Majesty, but I think they wanted Kiara dead because they were finding me an elusive man to kill". Khivar said.
"What do you mean my Lord"? A surprised Zan asked him.
"An assasination attempt or 2 were also made on me but they were not successful". Khivar remembering the times.
"What I never knew anything about them". Zan said aghast.
"You were to young then to remember and because they were not succeefull I didn´t tell anyone. And they happened so long ago. Your Father had just been killed and when I was in the Palace one time and someone tried to poison me".
"What happened"? Zans full attention was on the man now.
"Some dinner was sent to my room, but the idiot who tried to poison me did not know that I have an allergy to certain wheats, when my dinner was served to me in my chambers, I saw the wheat on the bread. I gave the bread to my canary to eat. Later the bird had died. I had scientists test the bread and the blood of the bird. They found traces of arson in both. The cook was discovered and killed". Khivar grinned slightly at the stupidity of the cook.
"And the second time", Zan urging Khivar to go on.
"The second time I was ambushed on my way back home. But myself the guards and my Aids were able to do away with them".
"Unbelievable". Zan said.
"I know that is when I began to think that Akka and Yonuf wanted both your Father and I dead. With our King dead and with my death, Antar would have had more difficulties against them in war".
"The intrige goes on. But back to Kiara´s assasination attempt. So what did you do with the man in the cell"? Zan asked.
"We couldn´t get anything out of him, and we had all the information we needed so I killed him". Khivar admitted.
"Were you able to find anything else out"? As Zan tried to find out Khivars progress he had made with his other orders.
"No, I have not be able to find a clue about the Old Woman. Unfortunately I presume she was killed". As Khivar looked sadly into thin air, remembering his Old Nanny.
"I am very sorry my Lord". A smpathetic Zan said.
"Thank-you, this will be hard on Kiara when she finds out the truth. She has been through so much lately I worry for her. And now with the disappearance of Nanny, I don´t know what will happen to her". A sad Father thought out loud, not really wanting to know the consequences this would bring to his daughter.
"Yes I don´t know what she will do either". A sorrowfull looking Zan said.
"Rath would you mind leaving the room as I would like to talk to Lord Khivar alone".
"Yes your Majesty", and after saluting Zan, Rath left the room.
"Lord Khivar I have one more 2 more orders for you". Zan looked seriously into Khivars eyes.
"Yes your Majesty". Khivar itching to know what Zan wanted him to do,
"The first order is that I want you to personally arrange and order the assasination on Akka and Yonuf, is that clear my Lord". Zan said the works without flinching.
"Yes your Majesty, I will gladly undertake your orders".
"Lord Khivar I have heard that you had some scientists many year ago try out some experiments about preserving bodies after death". Zan had wanted to know about these experiments after Kiara´s assasination attempt, because if it had have been successful, he didn´t think he could carry on without Kiara so he asked Khivar about the experiments.
"Yes your Majesty that is true, after the death of my wife your Father gave me 1 year off to mourn her death. During that year I asked scientists to see if they could do experiments to see if it was possible to bring someone back from death".
"And was if successfull"? Zan enquiringly asked.
"To some degree, but the technology we had back then was not as developed as the tecchnology we have today". He sighed to himself.
"Then the second order I have for you is that you make sure that the scientists discover if this is possible. If they are successfull then inform me asap".
"Yes your Majesty, I shall do it".
"Then if you will excuse me, I would like to return to my wife". And Zan left the room hurriedly.

Part 35?

After awhile at Kiara´s bedside she began to stir again. Zan was sitting alone at his table eating when he heard Kiara murmurring to herself.
"Zan...Zan...".
Zan instantantly dropped his utensils and ran to her side. Sitting next to Kiara he held her small hand in his. "Kiara I´m here, it´s me Zan". With his other hand Zan wiped the sweat from her forehead.
"Zan...Zan...", as Kiara opened up her weak eyes.
"Yes my Love it´s me Zan". As he smiled at her with all the love in his eyes.
As Kiara started to gain consciuosness she began to speak, "Zan, Nanny tried to hit me". As tears of sorrow came to her eyes. "Why"?
"I know she tried to hit you, and I´m not exactly sure why", he lied not wanting Kiara to find out the truth yet. "But can you remember anything else"? Zan asked very warily, to see if she remembered if she could that ´Nanny ', tried to kill her as well.
"No, just that she hit me". Kiara said through her unbroken tears.
Taking Kiara into his warm embrace, Zan closed him eyes as he held her, relieved that at the moment Kiara was not aware of the whole truth.
"And no one is ever going to hurt you again, I shall see to it, my Love". Zan reassured her.
"I believe you, but what about the baby, is our son alright"? She asked too scared to find out the truth.
"Yes my Love, our son is fine, he is still alive and kicking. But I think he has been missing his Mother like the rest of us, you were asleep for so long".
Relieved that there son was still alive, Kiara sobbed onto Zans shoulder for a time.
The next day Kiara´s condition bettered slightly, she was still bed-bound, but she was able to eat again. Zan had ordered that the only people allowed in Kiara´s company were himself, her Father, The Queen Mother, Vilandra and Rath. Rath had done back checks on suitable guards to protect Kiara, and they were now stationed on her door. She had 10 men on her door, plus the 14 that were to accompany her once she was on her feet again. All staff that had anything to do with her, were put through stringent security checks before they were allowed to enter the room with 4 guards over-looking there every move. Khivar had been busy organising the experiments from the scientists and planning for the assassinations of Akka and Yonuf. Both he and Rath kept Zan updated daily on there progress.
Although Kiara had regained consciousness Zan hadn´t told her the whole story behind her assassination attempt yet. He was still scared about the consequences if she was to find out the truth. So he kept it from her. But there was something else that had been making Kiara depressed. It wasn´t until that night when they were lying in bed that she told him. Zan had been holding Kiara in bed when she began to cry again.
"What is the matter my Love? Why are you crying now"?
"It´s just that you warned me about going on my walks and I didn´t listen to you. I could have lost the baby Zan". The her pitch of her voice becoming higher through her tears.
"My Love, but nothing happened to our baby, he´s alive and well. No one could have predicted what was going to happen". As Zan wiped the tear stained face of Kiara.
"But you always warned me about going on my walks and...".
"Kiara I only warned you about the walks because of your condition. The Doctors had said that because you were so small you would have severe back problems while carrying. No one in there wildest dreams thought that any harm would come to you because of something else, beside you can´t go blaming yourself for something you had no control of". As Zan held Kiara´s face gently between his hands and looked her straight into her sad eyes.
"But Zan why didn´t I listen to you, I was only thinking of myself, I put our baby´s life in danger". As guilt overtook her.
"Kiara I will not sit here and listen to you say that this was not your fault, so just stop it". Zan had never raised his voice to Kiara before, but he couldn´t let Kiara condemn herself about what had happened.
He then took a sorrowfull Kiara in his arms, and kissed her gently, she cried herself to sleep in Zan´s arms. Zan only thinking he wanted to kill the people himself personally for what they had done to Kiara.


TBC

Hope you´s liked those 2 parts. Now all you´s have to do is write some FB to me.

Maia


Part 35


posted on 28-Mar-2002 6:17:28 PM by maia
HI SPICY TRini 1

I TYPED THIS IN CAPS SO YOU WOULDN'T MISS THIS

Sorry about not getting back to you about your question about where I got Kiara´s name from, I ended up doing an extra 3 hours overtime, so I was stressed out to the max. Where did I get the idea for Kiara´s name. When I first started writing Kiara as a child, it was really terrible because it was from the prospective of an adult. So I started to write about Kiara from my memories of my niece. So how she interacts in this fic is based on my niece. My nieces name is Kimiora. This means life search, so I just took the I and m out, and replaced the o with an a. Sounds silly, but the name is pretty. Glad to know your enjoying the fic so much, thanks for all the FB that your been sending me.

Maia
posted on 29-Mar-2002 2:42:37 AM by maia
Hi all

well from here the plot only thickens. So read on. Thanks again for all the awesome FB.

Maia

Part 36?

2 days later Khivar entered there bed chambers wanting to talk to Zan privately. Kiara had been making steady progress, and Zan had been able to make Kiara realise that she couldn´t go around blaming herself for what happened. Making her see that there are just plain evil people out there. She still didn´t know the truth about Nanny yet, Zan thought that he would wait a few days more before he and her Father told Kiara the truth. Kiara had gone back to eating her normal sized meals again, and the baby was fine. 7 more weeks and she would be due. The Queen Mother and Vilandra were visiting Kiara when Khivar entered the room. Vilandra had made Kiara very happy, when she gave Kiara a quilted blanket she had made by herself. The woman were just going over how finely detailed the quilt was and how much effort Vilandra had put into it. Zan was looking at Khivar strangely when Khivar had said he wanted to talk to Zan again in private. Khivar approached his daughter then and placed a kiss on her forehead before asking how she and the baby were. When Kiara said that they were both fine Khivar than said to Kiara. "My Dear, Daddy must talk urgently to his King now, can I borrow him for a few minutes. As he held onto her tiny hand.
"Yes Daddy, I´ll be fine, the Queen Mother and Vilandra are here to keep me company", as Kiara smiled up at him.
"Thank-you my Dear, Daddy won´t keep your husband away from you to long", as he smiled, happy to see Kiara smiling again.
"I know Daddy".
"I love you, my Dear". As Khivar kissed her daughter on the forehead again.
"I love you too Daddy", as her eyes glowed into his.
Zan kissed Kiara too. Before they left the bed chambers.
They had already had there meeting for the day as they made there way into Zan´s study and Zan was wondering what this could all be about, Khivar was sitting and Zan started to pace the room.
"What is it my Lord that is so urgent it could wait until tomorrow". His hands behind his back as he paced.
"I would like to inform you your Majesty the the assassination attempt on Akka was successful". This causing Zan to stop in his tracks.
"When". Zan asked impatiently.
"This morning, the pig was found dead in his bed". Khivar informed him.
Zan heart pulled alittle to find out that one of the men that had been successful in assassinating his Father and almost killing his wife and newborn child was finally dead.
"Your Majesty, I thought I would give them abit of there own medicine. We had had one of our spies working as a cook in the kitchen. He poisoned Akka´s dinner last night, and the swine was found this morning". As Khivar was thinking revenge is sweet.
"And the spy, what has happened to him"? Zan enquired.
"The spy was successful to be able to escape on a loading ship bond for, Sy´rab. Although still in the thick of it. He will lay low for awhile and make his way back to Antar. At the moment he is being kept very safely by a rebel group of Sy´rabs who are against there Kings efforts in the war. When the time is right he will return", Khivar told Zan.
"When the man returns I want him to be rewarded the Antar Medal of Bravery for putting his life on the line for his King and his planet, and how are the plans with the assassination of Yonuf". Zan smiled.
"The plans are now being put into action, but there is something else that has been bought to my attention", Khivar still looking calm had said.
"What is it my Lord"? Zan asked anxiously.
"One of our shape-shifters has been working as a maid in the Royal Palace of Sy´rab. She has been able to send information back to us. Ava has joined forces with Yonuf. She is now living in the Palace as the mistress of Yonuf. It appears to be that she has been giving valuable information to Yonuf concerning the war effort". Khivar sighed.
"Oh, I didn´t think she would go so far, but obviously she has". Zan said a little worriedly. "I order her assassination too". Zan said not flinching a muscle.
"Yes my Lord". Khivar nodded.
"Is there anything else that you have to tell me"? Zan wanting to go back to Kiara´s side.
"Only that the scientists are making a few modifications with the experiment and they shall begin testing at the end of the week".
"Very good my Lord, now I would like to go back to my wife if you would excuse me".
"Of course your Majesty", and the 2 men set off to there do there tasks.

Part 36?

2 days later

Although the assassination attempt had been successful, Yonuf was proving harder to kill. After hearing of Akka´s death, Yonuf and his family had gone into hiding. In the utmost secrecy they left the Palace that morning, under the guise in loading carriages. Only Yonuf´s 2 top Advisors knew of his whereabouts in the capital, otherwise as few people as possible knew what was really going on.
The few Antarian spies on the planet had little no success in finding out his whereabouts. The had there suspicions but nothing conclusive.
Also since Akkas´s death the balance of power in the war had swung slightly in favour towards Antar. Unlike Antar who had Lord-General Khivar to lead the army, Akka had ruled Talabean under a strict Dictatorship. Now with there King who was also the Commander of the Royal Talabean Army dead, Antar had been able to take advantage of the situation causing much damage to important military bases on the planet.
In all the haste that had happened on Talabean. Akka´s son was Coronated to become the next King. Unlike Zan who had been thrown into the role of King at a very young age, Akka´s son Janos was inexperienced in his new role. Janos had proven an ineffective Leader. He had little idea about the war effort and his Army was in disarray. With Yonuf not being able to effectively rule while in hiding, everything was on the up for Zan. Zan had not ruled out the idea that either him or Khivar could be assassinated too. So guards were increased to protect them both.
Still in hiding Yonuf was trying to his best abilities to rule from his new location. But Yonuf was starting to have problems. It wasn´due to any communication problems that made it so troublesome to oversee the war from his hide-out. When Yonuf had left the capital the people had felt that there King had deserted them. There confidence in there King had dropped to an all time low. With the efforts that the new King Janos not being successful, this factor too was a reason for the peoples lack of support for Yonuf. And the Sy´rab people were now demanding things from him.
Yonuf had heard about his peoples discontent, he even heard that vast majorities of the population wanted his return to the capital or to sign a Peace Treaty with Antar. Knowing that he would not do the latter, Yonuf returned to the capital. But even on his return the people were still not satisfied, and demanded Yonuf sign a Peace Treaty.
The peoples spirits were low and they were becoming tired and exhausted with the war that had now lasted 12 years. Unlike Antar, Sy´rab was a planet not rich in natural resources and to finance the war the people had been taxed very hard. Living conditions had sunken, and money that was once spent on education and health was being re-routed towards the war effort. The once quite rich planet had depleted most of it´s money and were in great debt. So this made Yonuf re-think the whole situation.

TBC

Hope you´s enjoyed that. So what will Yonuf do next? Will Zan and Khivar be able to pull Yonuf´s assassination off? Will Zan ever get around to telling Kiara the truth about Nanny? Find out tomorrow.
Now FB please.

maia


posted on 4-Apr-2002 5:40:35 AM by maia
Hi all

sorry I haven´t posted for so long. But here is another part. Thanks for all the FB.

Maia

Next part.

Once Yonuf had made his decision one of his advisors contacted Lord Jennan. After the call Lord Jenkon called for an emergency meeting.
Once the room was full Jennan started with the proceedings.
"My King, Lord Khivar and my other fellows, I have called a meeting today to tell yous all of some great news. Yonuf´s Advisor contacted me not so long ago and Yonuf wants to sign a Peace Treaty".
There were alot of calls of worry and confusion started to take over the room. Only Zan and Khivar sat there in silence.
"So why the sudden change of heart"? Zan asked.
"Your Majesty, it appears that with the assassination on Akka, Yonuf has had second thoughts". Jennan replied.
"But why now"? Zan still not happy with the answer asked.
"Also your Majesty it seems that the Sy´rabs are having internal problems. A great majority of the population have had enough of the war and are putting pressure on Yonuf to relinquish his war efforts".
Jennan answered.
"So if Yonuf really does want peace has he stated any conditions"? Zan asked.
"No not as of yet, but I did say that we would negotiate the conditions before we sat down to sign anything". Jennan declared.
Then for 2 hours a few things were decided on before Jennan could go back to Yonuf. Zan had heard all the arguments as to why the should or shouldn´t go into a Treaty with Yonuf, and Zan made the decision to give the go ahead.
The Galaxy had not seen peace for 12 years, and he wanted peace just as much as Yonuf. And after that Jennan contacted Yonuf and the Amerks. Once everything was in place the negotiation talks began.
For 4 weeks the talks were held and after the 4 weeks a Treaty Draft was drawn up. Jennan and another top Advisor lead Antar in the Peace talks. Both sides agreed to the conditions and the final Treaty was drawn up. Then when all sides had agreed on the final Treaty the arrangements for the Treaty signing were made.
Kiara had another 3 weeks before the baby would be born. She was back to her normal self again. She started her walks in the garden, with both Zan and Khivar making the time to accompany her.
Including Zans guards Kiara was the most protected person in the galaxy. But Kiara felt torn between her duties to the Antarians as Queen and her life that she lead behind the Palace walls. Kiara had wanted to develop a relationship with her people but decided wisely to stay only within the Palace grounds.
Zan and Khivar told Kiara about what really happened with Nanny. Kiara took it hard, but she knew for the sake of the baby, Nanny would have wanted Kiara to stay strong. For the first couple of days Kiara was upset, but because of the love and support she recieved from her loved ones she was able to pull herself out of her misery. Kiara was upset at the loss of her Nanny, but was relieved that it was not Nanny that had tried to hurt her.
Meanwhile Jennan had been successful at submitting the last conditions of the Draft Treaty. In 1 weeks time the 5 Kings of the 5 planets would meet on Amerk for the Treaty signing.
Zan and asked Rath to protect Kiara while he was gone. Although Rath was Zans Personal Advisor he was not needed at the Treaty signing and like Khivar, Rath was the only person that Zan trusted, knowing that Rath had his best interests at heart. Zan had been impressed with the work Rath had done, and Rath swore on his life that he would protect Kiara.
The only people to be signing the Treaty were the 5 Kings and the Generals of the Army´s, so Khivar would be the other signatory for Antar.

TBC

I am really busy this week, but will try to post asap. Fb please.

Maia

posted on 6-Apr-2002 7:17:27 AM by maia
Hi all

well it´s Saturday today so I finally have time to update the next part. Thanks for all the FB.

Thanks Trueloveconquersall, it was good to be able to post the last part, I´m glad to see you reading Chances Are
Katchken, and you too, nice to know you are enjoying that fic as well.

Maia

Next Part

The assembly of the Treaty signing was the biggest assembly of Royals and top Generals and was the most important meeting in the history of the 5 planets.
King Bukkam of Amerk would be the hosting King for the signing. He had personally arranged the Treaty signing himself. Top security was in place for the visiting Kings and Generals that would stay at his planet during the signing.
Only Amerk guards were allowed to carry weapons on the planet. Bukkam had sent out warnings to the 4 other planets that on there arrival everybody and the ships crew would be thoroughly searched. With the ships having to leave the planet after it had been searched. No one was allowed to leave the ships until every crook and cranny was put through the security measures.
The warning also said that anyone caught with any weapons would be arrested and held until the Treaty signing was over and all parties involved had returned to there respected planets.
Anyone who had the powers to kill for eg. Rath, were not allowed to land on Amerk.
Every planet had sent a list of all the people that would be travelling and leaving Amerk. All people on the list were put through tough screenings. After the 4 lists were recieved by Bukkam, his son Larek and his top Aids had done security checks to see that no one could get through the cracks. Once Larek was happy with the checks done, the other 4 planets prepared to go to Amerk.
Zan had arrived 1 day before the signings, it had taken half a day for the Amerk guards to do the security check on the ship.
Apart from a Talabean Aid who tried to smuggle a weapon into the planet no other weapons were found. The Aid was arrested immediately much to the embarassment of King Janos. After the check was done on Zan´s ship he was escorted to his Royal Suite in the Main Palace of Amerk.
The actual signing of the Treaty was a big event, before the Kings and Generals were to enter, they were all put through one last security check.
When Zan and Khivar had passed the last check they entered the large conference room.
Zan was placed to sit opposite Yonuf and Janos. Yonuf stared evilly at Zan, but Zan was not intimidated by the much older man and then Bukkam started the process.
Zan and Yonuf were caught in a blaze of wills. Zan did not once take his eyes off of Yonuf, but stared at him with all the pride he had inside of him.
Janos was the first King to speak, he was followed by Avok.
Yonuf followed and Zan ended the speech of the 4 Kings. Zan did not once take his eyes off of Yonuf when it was his turn to talk. Zan did not flinch once as he talked with the authority of a King.
Khivar was most proud of his son-inlaw, thinking although Zan was just out of his teens and Yonuf was a good 40 years older than Zan, Zan spoke with the wisdom of a wise old man.
Lastly Bukkam addressed the men, and when he had finished the historical signing of Peace took place. Once all 5 Kings were sitting at the signing table, they each signed a contract of the Treaty, once they had all finished signing, the Treatys were checked and when the contract have been declared signed, the room was fulled with clapping. Next the Generals of the 5 planets signed too. And claps filled the room again once they too had signed the Treaty. Then hand-shakes were made between all men that were present there.
At 6.00pm that evening a cease-fire was called. Stopping the fighting after 12 years of war.

TBC

So there is finally peace between the 5 planets. What will happen next? FB please

Read my new fic, it´s called, Love In An Elevator M/L
Max is a body-guard who is hired by billionaire Jeff Parker to protect his daughter.
When Max becomes stuck in an elevator on his way to meet Jeffs daughter, the beautiful woman who is also in the elevator with Max get to know each other better. Told through the eyes of Max.

Maia



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posted on 15-Apr-2002 7:57:17 AM by maia
Hi all

sorry that I haven´t posted so long on this fic, but I am now 1-3 days away from finishing another one of my fic, My Life With You, when I have finished that one, I will get back to Khivars Daughter asap. Thanks for being so patient and thanks to everyone who has been sending me FB

All the best

Maia
posted on 24-Apr-2002 11:39:27 PM by maia
Thank-you everyone who has read this story so far and sent me FB

Especially Panda 2001, I thought I lost this fic,
I have been searching the board for days now to update

Maia*happy**happy**wink*

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posted on 25-Apr-2002 6:35:16 AM by maia
Hi all

well I´m back! Sorry for not updating for ages, I had been looking all over the board for this fic and couldn´t find it. Thanks everyone for all the FB.

Maia

Next part

A few days after Zan got back to Antar, he recieved an invitation from King Bukkam to travel back to Amerk for a meeting of the Royal Families of Sy´rab and Antar.
Zan was very suspicious about the meeting, but Bukkam assured Zan that security would be tight. Yonuf had contacted Bukkam and had said that now that there was peace between the planets, it would be a good idea that the planets start to strengthen there new ties.
After some pretty good assurances from Bukkam, Zan agreed.
After telling Khivar of there soon chance meeting with Yonuf, Khivar told Zan that Yonuf would never do anything dumb to compromise the new peace that reigned through there star system.
2 days later, the Antarian Royal Family left Antar to travel to Amerk.
This was the first time ever that Kiara had left Antar. She was nervous because this was all a new experience for herself
But Zan held onto Kiara reassuring her that she had nothing to be worried about.
In good time the Royal Antarian Ship landed on Amerk, they were greeted by Bukkam personally.
Bukkam had arranged a grand welcoming for there arrival.
Kiara was absolutely spell-bound from the arrival and the people kindness shown to her.
As Kiara was wheeled through to the Royal Amerk Palace, people bowed low to her.
Zan and Kiara were shown to there bed-chambers. Khivar kissed his daughter on the cheek before retiring to his own room.
Kiara and Zan snacked before Kiara had a nap.
1 hour before the formal meeting of Yonuf, Zan woke a sleeping Kiara who was lying on top of him.
They showered, then dressed, now ready to go to the main dining room, they were escorted there by there guards and an Amerk Aid.
As the doors to the dining room opened Zan and Kiara´s arrival was announced.
As Zan entered the room, he saw Yonuf sitting at a chair at the table.
Kiara walked through the door gracefully, holding onto Zans hand.
Then...............
"JANEA"! Yonuf yelled out as he stood. Yonuf then grabbed for his heart clutching at it!
Then he fell down in a heap, suffering from a heart-attack.

TBC

Will Zan save Yonuf? FB please

Maia
posted on 26-Apr-2002 4:35:02 AM by maia
Hi all

thanks for all the FB*happy**happy*

Maia

Next part

When Yonuf saw Kiara walking through the dining room doors holding Zans hand he thought he had seen a ghost. Yonuf knew that Janea had died years ago, but now her she stood right before his very eyes. The only woman who had ever won over Yonufs heart, was very much alive.
The in total shock, Yonuf started to have a heart-attack.
The pain that now erupted in his heart, made Yonuf clutch tightly at his heart, and he collapsed to the floor, on the verge of death.
Yonuf wife of many years, Doman was at his side.
Bukkam was yelling at his aids to get emergency help.
Khivar was sitting there, he had no intentions of helping this man who he despised, and was thinking to himself, did Yonuf mean his beloved Janea when he called out her name and then collapsed to the floor.
Then was little room for doubt in Khivars mind, as he thought more about it. Kiara was the splitting image of her mother, so why did Kiara´s presence before Yonuf cause him to have a heart-attack.
Then Khivar thought back to the one and only time when he had seen Yonuf and his beloved Janea together. That was before Khivar and Janea had married. Then Khivar thought to himself, is it possible that Yonuf had had some sort of secret infutuation with Janea.
Yes-Khivar finally thought, he must have for himself to react so badly to Kiara.
Kiara was in semi-shock, she had clearly heard Yonuf call out her mothers name, but why would this cause this powerful to tumble down and have what appeared to be a heart-attack.
Zan was left opened mouthed, he was in a trance until Kiara´s voice broke his thought.
"Zan you have to save him". Kiara called out to Zan.
"But Kiara, he killed my Father". Zan replied.
"Zan, don´t let this man turn you into the monster he is, now save him please".
And without anymore hesitation, Zan moved to Yonufs side.
The people that felt Zan push them from Yonufs side were in fear, that Zan would try to kill Yonuf, but Zan yelled.
"Move back I can heal him"!
So the people reluctantly obeyed Zan.
Now kneeling, Zan placed his hands on Yonuf, making a connection Zan started to see images from Yonufs life.

*FLASH*

Yonuf dancing with a woman who looked exactly like Zans Kiara.

*FLASH*

A disturbed looking Yonuf at the wedding of a younger looking Khivar and that same woman again.

*FLASH*

Yonuf being crowned King

*FLASH*

Yonuf sitting at a table with King Akka, toasting a glass of wine each with one another.

Zan recieved a few more images of Yonuf throughout his life, but the last one showed Yonuf and Ava in bed together, making love.

As Zan started to break the connection, all the damage that had been done to Yonuf were now fine again, and Yonuf fluttered his eyes opened looking into Zans face.
As Yonuf was being healed by Zan, he could feel Zans very presence in his soul.
Now Zan held the shell-shocked mans head in his hand and Yonuf then said.
"King Zan, you saved my life, but why after everything I have done to you, your family and planet"?
Zan replied, "what else could I do"?
Then Yonuf said to Zan.
"From this day forward, any SY´rab that takes any arms against Antar, shall die, at my own hands,
thank-you so much for saving my life, I lay in you deed".
And they stayed there, until Yonuf was wheeled away to his bed-chambers.

TBC

I wanted another new Baddy, but this is for real, Yonuf is now one of Antars strongest allies. FB please

Maia
posted on 27-Apr-2002 7:15:58 AM by maia
Hi all

thanks for all the wonderful FB*happy**happy*

Spicy-Trini, no I hadn´t forgotten about my baby
it took me that long to find it!

Maia

Next part

The next morning when Yonuf was feeling better, he asked if Zan could meet him in the gardens for a walk, leaving Kiara with Khivar, Zan set out with his guards into the garden.
Finding Yonuf, Zan had alot of questions for his once greatesr adversary.
"I suppose you are wondering why I called out your beautiful wifes mothers name when she entered the dining room yesterday". Yonuf said, as Zan pushed Yonuf in a wheel chair.
"Yes that did cross my mind". Zan replied.
Pausing momentarily Yonuf said, "I was in love with Kiara´s mother...but she didn´t even know that I existed, and....yesterday, when I saw Kiara walk through to the dining rooms, I thought that she was the living ghost of Janea". Yonuf admitted.
"I see", Zan said to him. "That´s why you had the heart-attack then".
"Yes, I couldn´t believe my eyes when I saw who I thought was Janea standing before me". Yonuf said,
"If only I had of been a few years younger, your a very lucky man don´t you know".
"Yes, I know". Zan answered.
"Zan, umm, there´s a few things I want to say to you". Yonuf said, as Zan pulled the wheelchair to a stop, and now sat opposite Yonuf.
"Yes what is it that you would like to say to me"? Zan asked.
"I meant it yesterday when I said that I lay forever in your deed. But before the Treaty was signed, well anyway, I just want to warn you about Ava. You know you really broke her heart when you told her father about her affair she had. Now she hates you with a vengance. She is planning to kill you and your loved ones don´t you know". Yonuf told Zan.
"She will never get the chance to harm any of us". Zan stated calmy.
"I wouldn´t underestimate Ava, Zan. If there´s anything that Ava has learned since she has been banished from her fathers planet, is to trust no one, and to destroy anyone that stands in her way". Yonuf warned Zan.
"Stand in her way of what"? Zan asked warily.
"To destroy you, and all of Antar". Yonuf declared. "Do watch your back Zan, she means business and she won´t rest until she has achieved what she has set out to do".
"Thanks for the warning". Zan said, and continued to push Yonuf around in the wheelchair.
Later that night, Bukkam held a ball for all his prestigious guests, many nobles and people of importance were invited to the ball.
Zan held onto Kiara´s tiny hand as they entered the main dance chamber, and Rath held onto Vilandra´s hand, while Khivar escorted the Queen Mother.
This was the first ball that Kiara was to attend, and her expectation of the ball were not disappointed.
Her and Zan were dancing to a song when shots began to ring out into the crowd, randomly hitting anyone who stood in the way.
"OMG". Zan said as he dove on Kiara to protect her.
Yonuf looked up and saw Ava with a laser, followed by a band of assailers.
Seeing that Ava was now aiming for Zan, Yonuf threw his body in front of the shot.
Zan watched on as Yonuf´s body slumped to the ground-dead.
Rath had picked off a few of the assailers with his powers.
And Zan watched on as he saw his Mother fall to the ground-dead!
Zan wanted to go to both Yonuf and his Mother to heal them, but he had to protect Kiara!
Crawling as low as they could, Zan watched as he saw Khivar, taking shots in the opposite direction.
"Zan, Zan, I´m so scared". Kiara cried out in panic.
But they were the last words Zan heard as he to got shot by a laser and collapsed onto Kiara´s fragile frame.

TBC

That evil witch Ava! FB please

Maia
posted on 27-Apr-2002 1:07:28 PM by maia
Can someone tell me how I find out someones bmail address, pweety pwease

Maia*happy**happy**wink*
posted on 28-Apr-2002 1:02:02 AM by maia
Hi all

I know that was mean leaving yous there, but I have another 7 fics to update, daily so some of my parts are really short.
Thanks for all the FB

Maia

Next part

When Zan slumped onto Kiara´s small frame, tears rolled down Kiara´s face as she managed to slightly push Zans motionless body off of her, now that Kiara was free, she pulled Zans body into hers and wept.
"Zan, Zan, wake up, wake up my Love". But Zan would not respond.
When Kiara felt for a pulse from Zan, his heart had stopped beating.
"God no"! Kiara cried in pain and pulled her dead husbands body into her weeping arms.
Khivar and Rath had been able to kill a few of the assailers, but Rath seeing Kiara holding onto Zans body, made a run for her.
Rath was just about to reach her when he was shot dead by one of the assailers, his body slumped to the ground only a few metres away from Zan and Kiara.
"Oh no, no not any one else". Kiara screamed in pain, and she looked down onto Zan´s dead face and rocked her body backwards and forwards and she stroked Zans now colder face.
"DADDY HE'S DEAD"! Kiara yelled when she turned to see her Father, laying on the floor in the near distance was Vilandra, she too had taken a shot from one of the lasers, and now lay on the floor-dead!
Khivar went to run to Kiara´s side, but was shot in the shoulder, but only wounded.
"Kiara go for cover, go for cover". Khivar instructed Kiara, but the blood inside of Kiara was boiling by this stage. Kiara had her own powers but never ever had used them before, when she was a child, and Khivar had found out what powers Kiara had, he never allowed Kiara to explore them.
But when Kiara focused on the face of Ava, a feel of anger that Kiara had never felt before entered her body and standing up and with nothing else but revenge in her eyes she rose her arms up towards her enemies, screaming
"ARGGHHHHHH".
A bolt of energy left her hands, and knocked out most of the killers.
But still with her arms aimed at them Kiara´s rage boiled out her fury.
Ava looked on is dismay at what Kiara was doing, but taking one last shot fired at Kiara.
That was not before Kiara was able to one last time aim at Ava.
Kiara´s body slumped to the ground, as she released her ray of death, and fell onto Zans lifeless body.
Ava´s body too, slumped to the ground, but she had not taken the shot fully, looking around the room, Ava started one of her mindwarps, so it appeared that her body was still lying on the ground dead, when in actually fact Ava was running to a ship to get away.
When the massacre was over, Khivar stumbled to his feet, seeing Kiara and Zan lying dead, Khivar yelled out a bellow of fury.
"WHY"?
And made his way to there bodies.

TBC

I have a sequel in mind, so that they meet up again on earth. Fb please

Maia
posted on 28-Apr-2002 7:19:18 AM by maia
Hi all

thanks for reading my fic, and sending me FB. I will try to finish this fic up today, and either tomorrow or the following day will be starting up with the sequel

Maia

Next part

Once all of the havoc died down, Khivar cried tears of pain at the loss of his daughter and King.
Khivar vowed vengence on Ava, and vowed that he would not rest until the day Ava was killed.
As the Amerk help started to clear bodies away, Khivar yelled when they went to take Kiara and Zan away.
"I want you to arrange caskets for there bodies I´m taking them back to Antar".
His order was followed through and Khivar walked by the casket holding Kiara´s body.
Tears flowed from Khivars eyes endlessly not really believing that Kiara was really dead.
"I swear my Dear, that one day Ava shall pay for what she has done to you and Zan, one day my Dear". Then Khivar wiped away the tears that were now blurring his vision.
As the caskets were bought upon the ship, only a deathly silence could be heard on board.
Now sitting next to Kiara´s casket, Khivar lay his head in his hands, crying from a broken heart.
On the arrival of the ship back on to Antar, the caskets were bought out by the mourners of guards who were well aware of what had happened.
A slow procession lead by Khivar bought the bodies back to the Chapel where there bodies were to lay.
"No". Khivar shouted, "take there bodies to the labs". Khivar instructed.
"But my Lord..." the aid said.
"I said take there bodies to the labs"! Khivar shouted at the man.
And dutifully the aid followed Khivars strange orders.
When the bodies of the 5 were lying on top of the lab beds, Khivar asked the scientist.
"Are you able to carry out the experiment on them or not"?
"My Lord the experiment is not 100% full-proof yet, but we shall do our best". The scientist replied.
"NO you will not do your best, you shall outdo yourself and do better that your best, is that clear now"! Khivar said intimatedly.
"Yes My Lord". The scientist answered.
And he started the procedure.


**********************************************************************

Now with no Royals to take over the crown, Khivar was voted in by the Lords to rule over Antar, now as the Ruling Lord over Antar, Khivar waited patiently for the scientists to do what he had wanted.
After 1 week, the process had been finished.
The scientist had had ships go to study earth for over 20 years now, and cloning human DNA, and mixing the human DNA with the DNA of Zan, Kiara, Rath and Vilandra, the scientists were successful in growing the duplicates of human babys inside of pods which were the equivalent of human placenta´s.
With the essences of the 4 growing inside these duplicates, Khivar then readied his next plan of action.
Choosing his 2 most trusted guards, Teron and Nacedo were called. Then a ship was prepared for the journey-destination, earth.
When Teron and Nacedo were fulled in with the plan, they bowed to Khivar and said that they would protect the 4 pods with there lifes.
The pods were bought onto the ship, and Khivar farewelled the pods.
"My daughter Kiara, I only hope that I am not making the wrong decision, but I had no other choices open to me. I could not live the rest of my life knowing that you were dead. Please I only hope that you forgive me one day for sending you away. But I had to make sure that you and the others remained safe, and I hope that yous all return to Antar safely".
Then leaning against Kiara´s pod, Khivar whispered.
"I shall always love you my child, come back to me again one day".
Then Khivar rose to his feet, and left the ship.
Apart from Khivar and a few of the other top Lords no one else was there to farewell the ship.
As it took off on it´s long journey.

TBC

I am posting straight away. FB please

Maia
posted on 28-Apr-2002 7:19:35 AM by maia
Hi all

thanks for reading my fic, and sending me FB. I will try to finish this fic up today, and either tomorrow or the following day will be starting up with the sequel

Maia

Next part

Once all of the havoc died down, Khivar cried tears of pain at the loss of his daughter and King.
Khivar vowed vengence on Ava, and vowed that he would not rest until the day Ava was killed.
As the Amerk help started to clear bodies away, Khivar yelled when they went to take Kiara and Zan away.
"I want you to arrange caskets for there bodies I´m taking them back to Antar".
His order was followed through and Khivar walked by the casket holding Kiara´s body.
Tears flowed from Khivars eyes endlessly not really believing that Kiara was really dead.
"I swear my Dear, that one day Ava shall pay for what she has done to you and Zan, one day my Dear". Then Khivar wiped away the tears that were now blurring his vision.
As the caskets were bought upon the ship, only a deathly silence could be heard on board.
Now sitting next to Kiara´s casket, Khivar lay his head in his hands, crying from a broken heart.
On the arrival of the ship back on to Antar, the caskets were bought out by the mourners of guards who were well aware of what had happened.
A slow procession lead by Khivar bought the bodies back to the Chapel where there bodies were to lay.
"No". Khivar shouted, "take there bodies to the labs". Khivar instructed.
"But my Lord..." the aid said.
"I said take there bodies to the labs"! Khivar shouted at the man.
And dutifully the aid followed Khivars strange orders.
When the bodies of the 5 were lying on top of the lab beds, Khivar asked the scientist.
"Are you able to carry out the experiment on them or not"?
"My Lord the experiment is not 100% full-proof yet, but we shall do our best". The scientist replied.
"NO you will not do your best, you shall outdo yourself and do better that your best, is that clear now"! Khivar said intimatedly.
"Yes My Lord". The scientist answered.
And he started the procedure.


**********************************************************************

Now with no Royals to take over the crown, Khivar was voted in by the Lords to rule over Antar, now as the Ruling Lord over Antar, Khivar waited patiently for the scientists to do what he had wanted.
After 1 week, the process had been finished.
The scientist had had ships go to study earth for over 20 years now, and cloning human DNA, and mixing the human DNA with the DNA of Zan, Kiara, Rath and Vilandra, the scientists were successful in growing the duplicates of human babys inside of pods which were the equivalent of human placenta´s.
With the essences of the 4 growing inside these duplicates, Khivar then readied his next plan of action.
Choosing his 2 most trusted guards, Teron and Nacedo were called. Then a ship was prepared for the journey-destination, earth.
When Teron and Nacedo were fulled in with the plan, they bowed to Khivar and said that they would protect the 4 pods with there lifes.
The pods were bought onto the ship, and Khivar farewelled the pods.
"My daughter Kiara, I only hope that I am not making the wrong decision, but I had no other choices open to me. I could not live the rest of my life knowing that you were dead. Please I only hope that you forgive me one day for sending you away. But I had to make sure that you and the others remained safe, and I hope that yous all return to Antar safely".
Then leaning against Kiara´s pod, Khivar whispered.
"I shall always love you my child, come back to me again one day".
Then Khivar rose to his feet, and left the ship.
Apart from Khivar and a few of the other top Lords no one else was there to farewell the ship.
As it took off on it´s long journey.

TBC

I am posting the next part straight away. FB please

Maia
posted on 28-Apr-2002 7:35:33 AM by maia
Hi all

the next part

Maia

When Ava had landed on Amerk the day of the bloody massacre, she had mind-warped the ground staff to believe that the ship she was landing on was a loading ship, once landed, the doors flung open and a group of 30 people fired randomly at anyone standing in there way.
Before Yonuf had been saved by Zan, he had contacted Ava and told her that Bukkam had arranged a ball for them that day, and Ava had decided to strike while the Royal Antarian family were all in the one room as her plan to kill them would had proven harder, if she had to attempt to kill them on Antar.
Ava´s plan was simple. Once she had mind-warped the guards at the main dance chambers, then she and her accomplices would blast everyone inside to smithereans.
Ava´s first target-Zan!
It was not hard for Ava to pull the mind-warp off, and she blasted her way through the entrance, seeking out Zan, Ava spotted him easily. Taking aim Ava fired, but was shocked when Yonuf through himself in front of Zan.
What does he think he´s doing? Ava thought to herself, then readied herself again and aimed.
This time she did not miss, as she saw Zan slump on top of who Ava could only guess be his bitch wife!
Your next! Ava thought to herself, but was stunned when shots started to be fired at her.
Trying to retreat, Ava fought with all of her will, seeing Rath run towards Zans body, Ava fired at him.
Rath was dead before he hit the ground, then Ava went to shoot at Kiara.
Ava was not expecting what would happen next.
Kiara then rose to her feet, and with only hate in her eyes, pointed her arms in Ava´s direction.
Ava was quick and avoided the rays that came from Kiara´s hands, and let off her own shot as she fell to the ground.
Ava rolled in pain when she hit the ground, she had been hit in the side of her body, not a lethal wound, but nonetheless hit.
Ava watched on as she saw Zans wife fall to her death, lying on top of Zans already dead body.
Then seeing Khivar still fighting, Ava mind-warped him and made it to seem as if she was still lying on the ground, while Ava escaped back to the ship with a few of her other assasins.
Now on a course for Talebean, Ava went to put her next plan into force.
To marry the new King Juxon, and if she had it her way the pitiful, unprepared young King would not refuse her offer

TBC

Maia
posted on 28-Apr-2002 7:58:20 AM by maia
Hi all

here is the conclusion for this fic

Maia

Next part

The ship that had been carrying the 4 back to earth had been travelling for the approxiamately 4 earth weeks when they began to enter the earths atmosphere.
The flight crew had had difficulties trying to control the ships as it raced through the stratosphere of the earth and alerted the passengers.
"It looks like we are going to crash into the earths surface, prepare yourselves for the landing". The officer reported over the intercom.
Buckling the pods down, Nacedo then buckled himself into his seat, Teron had seen that the strap holding Kiara´s pod was not done up properly, so going back to her pod, he tried to fastle the buckle, but the impact from the crash threw him into the air.
Broken metal flew everywhere, and dust now covered the ship in a fog.
Nacedo´s body was jolted forward, and it took a few minutes for him to compose himself again.
When Nacedo thought he was going to choke from all the dust he was inhaling he loosened the belt that held him and went to the pods.
"Oh no"! Nacedo said out loud, when he saw that his Queens pod had been damaged on closer inspection.
As the dust began to clear, Nacedo checked the other pods, they were still in tact.
Than seeing Teron´s body lying unconscious, Nacedo went to Teron´s side.
"Teron wake up man, wake up", and a few minutes later Teron was conscious again.
"Are they all safe"? Teron asked through deep gasps of breaths.
"Yes they are"? Nacedo answered.
"Go and check on the other crew members, we have to bring the Royal pods to safety". Teron ordered Nacedo.
So Nacedo did as he was told, but on finding the other crew members Nacedo discovered that they were all dead, going back to Teron, Nacedo informed him what had happened.
Bringing himself to his feet, Teron then knew that he and Nacedo had to act quickly.
Going outside in the near distance, Teron saw a cluster of rocks.
Then going back inside he ordered Nacedo to help him carry the pod belonging to Zan.
One by one the 2 arduously carried the pods of the 4 to the cluster of rocks.
Teron made a door appear from the rocks and they bought all of the pods inside.
"Now you stay here Nacedo, I have to go back to the ship to destroy it"
"Yes, Captain". Nacedo answered.
Nacedo sat in the chamber for hours, and daring himself to look outside Nacedo gasped in terror.
The ship was now surrounded by what looked like human cars, they must be the earthling form of authority, Nacedo thought to himself.
Then Nacedo looked even closer and to his horror saw, Teron being lead away into a vehicle bound with his hands behind his back.
Going back into the chambers, Nacedo knew that he was all alone on earth to fend for himself.
It would be a good 20 years until Nacedo met Teron again.

Next will be the sequel, it will be called Finding You Again, so keep an eye out for it!


Thanks to everyone who has read this fic, the sequel is going to be a dedication to yous all!
Now I just have to think how I´m going to start it off!

Maia*happy**happy**wink*
posted on 28-Apr-2002 3:07:55 PM by maia
Hi all

just to let yous know the sequel to this fic is out

It´s called: Finding You Again

So do please keep an eye out for it!

Maia*happy**happy**wink*
posted on 30-Apr-2002 8:25:49 AM by maia
I was just thinking because Heidi is going to be clearing all the older fics out, I might get her to put this fic into the Dead Thread section in a few days or so.

Maia*happy**happy**wink*
posted on 1-May-2002 8:40:28 AM by maia
Hey BEHRITALL

you know I think about you all the time when I post, so when I saw your name, I was jumping up and down in my seat.

I´m happy that you have some spare time up your sleeve, and that you like this fic so much, I must admit though it was the hardest fic for me to write though, but now all of that is out of the way, it won´t be so complicated

I wrote fics like Chances Are, and Destination-Paradise, because they gave me an outlet from the politcal jargon I used in this fic!

It´s so good to hear from you again

Take care

Maia*happy**happy**wink*

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posted on 6-May-2002 7:41:09 AM by maia
Hi all

I am going to keep this fic on the boards for a few days longer, then I might ask Heidi to put it on the Dead Threads section.

Maia*happy**happy**wink*