Darquel and the Infinity Hunters
Sequel 1-Darquel and Haqq
A hunter. One who finds, gather, collects, and kills. Darquel. A bandit from the only existing tribe of her kind chosen to lead the hunters. What are they searching for? Gems. Gems that were hidden by extinct tribal leaders centuries ago during one of the bloodiest wars in the Middle East. Gems. What are these gems? These gems were prophesized to hold the mightiest treasures of the world. Immortality. Power of the Gods. Premonitions. Healing power. Why was Darquel and her infinity hunters chosen to find these gems? Darquel is the only female of her tribe willing to die so the gems do not get into the hands of her enemies. Who are the enemies? Foreigners from the West, who will use their western brutality to fight off the rest of the tribal members.
“Do you trust the hunters that were chosen to go on this journey with you?” Nana asks.
“Nana, I trust myself. However, I know that there is also strength in numbers. I can’t go on this journey alone; Iman Aarif says the first gem is in a cave. I am supposed to meet with Iman Aarif and several other leaders to discuss the specifics of the gem’s location. If those Westerners reach the cave first, then it is my head that will be on the King’s next platter. Nana, they will kill you and brother if I do not do as they say and find these gems,” Darquel says.
“My death should be the least of your worries, my time to ascend my soul to heaven is coming soon,” Nana says.
“Nana, do not speak that way,” Darquel says.
“There are men here who are more physically and mentally ready to take this journey, they chose you because of your beauty and they want you to die.”
“Nana, I made fake silver coins and tried to sell them to a sailor. If I didn’t agree to find these gems, then I would be either eating porridge in a prison cell or buried somewhere in the Jordan sea.”
“I know Darquel but it still makes my heart heavy.”
“Nana, I have to go to the mosque. You know if I am one second late then Iman Abdul-Haqq will find any reason to persecute me. I hate that man.”
“Darquel, do not speak that way. You know if they heard you speak that way of a high leader then they would execute you at this very moment.”
“Nana, I do not care about the customs of this country. I do not mean to cut our conversation short, but I shall be leaving now before I’m late,” Darquel says.
Darquel rides her camel to the mosque. Usually women are not allowed to enter the mosque, but since Darquel’s arrival is an urgent request from the King, she is allowed to enter without question. Before Darquel can walk into the mosque, Iman Abdul-Haqq meets her at the doorway’s entrance.
“Beautiful, take off your shoes before entering the house of Allah. I wouldn’t want to have to strike you in the face because of a simple gesture that could’ve been avoided,” Haqq smiles.
Darquel attempts not to look at Haqq with disgust as she takes off her shoes. Haqq grabs Darquel by the arm and walks down the center of the prayer room.
“Why is it empty? I thought I was meeting with Iman Aarif,” Darquel says.
“Iman Aarif is healing a woman with lepers, at least he is trying. For some reason the woman is not healing properly so Iman Aarif will be late. Iman Aarif told me to attend to your questions and needs until he arrives,” Haqq smiles.
Darquel trembles in fear because it disgusts her standing next to Haqq. Haqq is the most evil priests that exist in her nation; he is a hypocrite among the hypocrites.
“I shall wait until Iman Aarif arrives to ask him my questions,” Darquel responds.
“Darquel, I can answer the same questions that Iman Aarif can answer for you. Darquel, why do you shiver when I am near you? Do you not trust me?” Haqq asks.
“Iman, I trust you,” Darquel lies.
“Good, you should trust me because I am the reason you were not executed by the king,” Haqq says.
“What are you referring to?” Darquel asks.
“Have you forgotten your crime already? Or should I say crimes? The king only knows of one of your crimes, but Darquel I know of all the crimes you committed,” Haqq smiles.
Darquel begins to walk down the prayer hall so she can distance herself from Haqq, but he begins to walk closer to her.
“You stole fruit from the prince so you could feed your pathetic family. What if the king found out about your crime, do you know that you wouldn’t be alive right now?” Haqq asks.
Darquel doesn’t answer. Haqq grabs Darquel’s chin and forces her to look upward into his eyes.
“Answer me when I speak to you,” Haqq yells.
“No Haqq, I would be dead if the King found out of that crime,” Darquel says with anger.
“You made fake silver coins and tried to pond them to a sailor, a sailor who happened to be trading goods for the king. You tried to bribe one of the King’s most trusted sailors. Darquel, anyone who interferes with the King and his money is automatically executed. Do you know who saved you from execution? I saved you Darquel, I suggested to the King that your life be spared in return for finding him these legendary gems.”
Darquel remains silent. Haqq raises his hand and slaps her on the cheek. Darquel can feel the sting of the slap against her face.
“You never thanked me Darquel for sparing your life, you never thanked me once. I think I deserve a thank-you,” Haqq says.
“Thank-you Iman Abdul-Haqq,” Darquel says.
“Darquel, I think I deserve more than a verbal thank-you. I deserve a thank-you from your lips,” Haqq says.
“Go to hell,” Darquel says.
Without realizing what she just said, Haqq grabs Darquel’s dress and throws her onto the carpet.
“You shall not speak like that in the house of God. You definitely should not speak like that to a man of God and the man who saved your life,” Haqq says.
Haqq begins to rip Darquel’s dress open as he tears her panties. Darquel attempts to scream but Haqq stuffs a cloth into her mouth.
“If you attempt to scream, I swear I will penetrate you harder than a master beats his slave,” Haqq says.
Darquel attempts to fight back, but she finally gives in to Haqq’s desires and stops moving her body. Haqq inserts his genitals inside of Darquel’s body and slowly begins to move up and down on top of her. Darquel closes her eyes and Haqq removes the cloth from her mouth.
“You feel so good, you taste like the freshest apple in the garden,” Haqq says.
Tears begin to fall down Darquel’s cheek as he begins to insert his genitals deeper inside of her body.
“All I wanted was a thank-you Darquel. Darquel, I didn’t mean for our first time to be this way. I love you Darquel, I have always loved you. That’s why I spared your life from the King, I couldn’t imagine life without you Darquel,” Haqq says.
Hoping that the rape will end, Darquel keeps her eyes closed.
“Open your eyes and look at me when I speak to you. Don’t you feel it Darquel, the love I have for you is so strong,” Haqq says.
Darquel opens her eyes and looks at Haqq with hatred. Haqq looks at the clock. He removes his penis outside of Darquel’s body and wipes the fluid off her thighs with her torn dress.
“Clean yourself up Iman Aarif shall be here soon. I will get you a new dress from my room upstairs in the mosque. If you make any mention of this, then you know what shall happen to you if I report you to the king. Besides, Iman Aarif and the King will believe a holy priest before they believe a bandit,” Haqq smiles.
Darquel sits in a curled up position as Iman walks into his small room and takes a dress from his suitcase. Haqq places Darquel’s ripped dress and underwear into his dresser drawer and rushes into the prayer room.
“Hurry, put this on quickly. Iman Aarif just tied his camel, he shall be inside the mosque soon,” Haqq says.
Without saying a word, Darquel quickly puts on the dress as Haqq fixes her hair.
Iman Aarif takes off his sandals before walking into the mosque; he walks near Darquel and smiles.
“Nice to see you again Darquel, I hope Haqq didn’t bore you in the house of God too much,” Iman Aarif says.
“I showed Darquel around the mosque, I also showed her the two new rooms that were built upstairs,” Haqq smiles.
“Sorry for being late, let’s get to the real reason Darquel came. The gems,” Iman Aarif says.
The end of Sequel 1