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Blayde And The Dragon Queen (A Repost)
By Sandie May Angel-Joyce
Sunday, March 22, 2009

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Chapter 3

Blayde and The Dragon Queen

Back inside Farmer Haan's household, Julius and Igor had not come to the breakfast table. The members of the house all went looking for the two boys, but could not find them anywhere.

Athena was now very worried. She mentioned to Beatrice and the rest of the house that Julius had been very restless lately, and that he had often inquired about the palace and the forbidden castle. Just the other day, she had to remind him of his promise to never go near that place. Now, she feared that Julius and Igor had both broken their promise. Athena was very worried for her child's life, as well as Igor's. What will they do to the two boys when they find them?

The door swung open, and in came farmhand Luke! He threw both of his hands up in the air, shook his head, and said, "Nadda sign of them at all! Sorry!"

Suddenly, behind him flew in another figure! He was fast as lightning, nobody could have stopped him!

The figure stood there by the doorway, he looked across the room and found Athena, and then his eyes fixated on her. Athena was surprised at the intruder. She stared at the figure, her eyes now wide with terror! The figure was a guard!

Suddenly, as fast as the guard flew in, the figure dropped to his knees, and said, "Long Live the Queen! It's Sky here, Your Highness!"

"Sky! It's you! I'm so glad it's you!"

"I'm sorry Your Highness! I have sinned! I have failed to protect the young prince!"

"Do you know where the prince is? And where is his friend Igor? We’ve all been searching everywhere but couldn't find them anywhere! But where are they now?"

"They are in the Forbidden Castle. They have been captured and sent to work in the Cookery. They will not be of any danger for a while, but if Blayde told the Queen, then there might be some dangers ahead for them both. You must leave this place now, because Blayde and his men are on their way here to look for Haan, and they will soon find you too. I have come before them to let you know this. Your Highness, you must leave at once, for Blade and his men will tear this place down to look Hann and you!"

"Sky! Where would I go? I don't want to leave without Julius! I can't! He needs me!"

"No, you should go as far away from here as possible! You must hurry now, for Blayde is on his way!"

"They won't find her here, we have built a secret room underneath the ground, and you only can go there by a secret pathway. Athena, please hurry. Go there now and don't come out until you hear my calls." Haan said.

"Haan! Please be careful!" Athena gave Haan a hug.

"Farewell, Your Highness! I will be back later! But I must leave you now!" Upon saying farewell, Sky had disappeared as fast as he came. Farmer Haan locked the door behind him.

Athena collected all her belongings and went into her hiding place. She stayed there in fear, almost afraid to breathe.

Later, she heard some loud noises: The door had been kicked in, and someone was questioning Farmer Haan about Julius. Farmer Haan told them he did not know where the boy lived. He told them Julius only came to the field everyday to play with Igor. But the interrogators did not believe him. They punched and slapped, and kicked him around. Athena felt so bad. She could not bear imagining the pain that Farmer Haan had to suffer because of her. She held both her hands up to her ears, and screamed softly.

"I'm here! I'm here! Please take me instead!" Tears were running down her cheeks.

Suddenly, there was total silence on top of her. She heard footsteps running amuck all over the house, searching, and searching!

"Where is she? Speak! You foolish man, or you shall die!"

Farmer Haan's life was now being threatened. Farmhand Luke and the others rushed back from the fields and watched in horror as Haan was beaten to the ground. His eyelids were swollen and his lips were bloodied.

Suddenly Farmhand Luke rushed over to the guard and began fighting with him; Athena crouched down there in the hiding room, crying in fear. This must be stopped! She thought. No one has to sacrifice his life for me!

Suddenly, she stood up bravely, and walked up to meet the crowd.

"I'm here! Leave everyone alone! I'll go with you!" She shouted.

"NO!" Farmer Haan was devastated, and disappointed. He watched helplessly as Athena was being led away.

X X X

As Blayde entered the palace, he sent Athena immediately to the prison quarters, without allowing anyone to see her. He knew well who Athena was, he still could remember vaguely a little prince was born about 10 years ago, but for some unknown reason, something had happened to his face and many others in the kingdom. Since then, almost immediately both mother and son had disappeared, and the King suddenly had taken on the Dragon Queen as his wife the following day. All this had been very confusing to him, but he wasn't going to worry about that for now. In the meantime, he was too hungry to hold on to his present position and power. He was not about to lose that. He advised the guards not to let anyone come into the prison quarters to visit Athena.

He came in front of the Dragon Queen and relayed to her who he had found and captured.

"Wretched woman!" cried the Dragon Queen, "I thought she was long dead! Ha ha ha! Now I don't need to worry about anything anymore, don't I? Ha ha ha!"

"Not only that!" Blayde said smiling. His eyes were dancing now with wicked victory, "I've got that little catface son of hers too!"

"You do?" Dragon Queen's eyes widen with pleasure, so happy that she continued to laugh uncontrollably, rocking her upper body back and forth, "Ha ha ha! This is just too good! This calls for a celebration!"

"Yes!" Blayde smiled wickedly. His eyes were filled with excitement.

"Stay with me, and let's celebrate the night away!" said the Dragon Queen. She was drawn to Blayde's strong body ever since she first laid eyes on him. That was why she had assigned him the important duties so that they could be together more often than usual, and Blayde had not disappointed her yet.

With King Atgar's failing health, she had moved to another quarter of the palace, leaving the King with mostly the palace’s medicine men to prescribe medication that he should take round the clock daily. Frankly, she did not care whether or not King Atgar live or die. She had his kingdom in her hands now. All this are hers, including this guard Blayde, who, in many instances, had given her more pleasures than anything else in the world!

Blayde knew that too. He used what he possessed as a powerful weapon. He knew in the future this kingdom could be his when proper steps are taken into measure. He was here to please this wicked queen, but he would not be here for too long. His ambition for the kingdom outweighed his desire for love.

"Yes, let's drink to that, my dear Queen!"

They ordered some good food and wine from the cookery, and then proceeded to enjoy the victory.

To be continued into Chapter 4...

Copyright (c) Sandie May Joyce
July 2008
                 


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Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 3/31/2009
Sandie,

Very well written. Followed it all the way through wondering what would happen next..hope to find out soon.

Mary
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 3/24/2009
Great story Sandy. It completely held my attention. Hope you write the next chapter soon...M
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 3/24/2009
A wonderfully woven story, Sandie! Keep writing it....your so good!
Reviewed by John Coppolella 3/23/2009
I agree with Georg. I have read this story segment at the last posting, but reading it again proves Sandy, that you can still serve up a delicious morsel to the reader everytime.

Starman
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/23/2009
Story telling is most effective when the reader is not distracted to the point when he/she can't put down the book or leave the page half unread.
This story doest it, charmingly kind of mesmerizing.

Georg

Reviewed by Linda Law 3/22/2009
Sandie... I feel that your story telling is growing and the mystery within the way it begins to take shape is quite compelling. You are an amazing talent... this is very good. hugs, lindalaw
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/22/2009
AWESOME story, Sandie; well done! BRAVA!

((((HUGS)))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 3/22/2009
Sandie I love the way you weave together a story, thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Michelle~
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/22/2009
Even as a repost this story continues to capture the inmagination in a wonderful way.

Fee
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/22/2009
It was a pleasure to read this chapter once again, Sandie. Much continued success to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Jon Willey 3/22/2009
Sandie May,your creativity as a story teller is growing -- this certainly took a lot of work -- you have advanced the plot -- a labor of love for a writer -- peace and love-- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 3/22/2009
Thank you all for your wonderful comments!! I'm continuing on this story now and should be done with very soon.

Sandie May Joyce :o)

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Reviewed by <font color="neongreen">Regis Auffray </font color> 11/13/2008

Your story continues to develop very well, Sandie. I wish you much success. Love and peace,

Regis
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Reviewed by <font color="neongreen">sandesh ghimire </font color> 8/5/2008

A very good piece. you are a great captivator of readers. the language is licid and entertaining. in fact, it was a good read.

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Reviewed by <font color="neongreen">Sandie Angel </font color> 8/3/2008

Hello Gene:

Thanks so much for your suggestions. Okay, here's what I have decided to do, I have struck out the word "relate" completely, and substituted "relayed" which I hope would be a more appropriate word in the sentence. However, about the word "whom" I'm not sure if it's too formal an English word to use for a children's book, I think the word "who" is easily understood by the children.

Thanks so much for taking the time to reading my work and giving me suggestions. I greatly appreciate your interest in this story!!!

Sandie May Angel :o)


Reviewed by <font color="neongreen">Gene Williamson </font color> 8/3/2008

It's moving right along, Sandie. Suggestion, you might want to fix
the following:

He came in front of the Dragon Queen and related to her whom
he had found and captured. Note "related" and "whom"

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Reviewed by <font color="neongreen">Sandie May Angel-Joyce </font color> 8/3/2008

Hello Felix! You are so right!!! I'm so glad I have posted this. That is why more people read it the more benefits I will be getting. I'm so glad you have caught those.

Thanks a million! I'm going to correct them right now.

Thanks Karen, too! for taking the time to reading and commenting on this! You are an angel!

Lots of love to you both,

Sandie May :o)
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Reviewed by <font color="neongreen">Felix Perry </font color> 8/3/2008

Another excellent chapter that keeps the attention and imagination running fast, two suggestions...
If this is meant for teenage audience you may want to change "bastard" for somthing the censure boards won't object to and towards the end in the line "he used what he possessed as a magnetic weapon" should that be "magic weapon"?

hugs
Fee
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Reviewed by <font color="neongreen">Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado </font color> 8/3/2008

Great addition to this series, Sandie; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D




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