After a while, the chief priest instructed the queen to take the princess inside. She did as told and as soon as she stepped inside with the princess the rain stopped, the clouds cleared and the sun came out. People were shocked and all the kings who has princes quickly requested to have a word with king Lerumo. They had already sensed that the child was favoured and none of them wanted to miss out. The king asked his personal guard to tell the kings to wait for him in the throne room where the meeting will be held. The king then called the elders and went to the guest chamber.
“My elders, I requested your presence here to ask you to come with me to a short meeting” Elder Simon already had an idea what the meeting is about and he was pleased with the news. “But my king, this is supposed to be a celebration not a day for meetings.” Said elder David. “This cannot wait dear elder and it will only be for a short while, I also don’t want to ruin this day with endless meetings.” The elders nodded and they left going to the throne room.
When they got to the throne room other kings were already waiting there, including his old friend king Letsi of BaTloung kingdom. “Greetings once again my dear kings, I don’t want us to waste time since this is not a good day to be having meetings.” Said the king getting straight to the point. “Greetings Lerumo, I know, and I believe none of us here want to waste your time.” Hearing the king of Romo’s voice set the king off but he composed himself. “I will get to the point old friend, all of us here have one thing in common and that is to arrange marriage between your princess and our princes. So, you can choose which kingdom you would like to marry your princess into.” Said the king of BaTloung. “If you go for my kingdom then rest assured that your princess will be well taken care of, as you know we are the second largest kingdom after BaTloung, and we are still expanding.” Said the king of BaTlakwana in a bragging tone.
“My kings I hear what are saying and I know that this is something that has been practiced by our forefathers and still continues to this day. However, I would like for us to put this matter on hold until the princess reaches maturity.” Said the king not wanting to discuss giving away his princess this early. “Well said old friend and now I think there is nothing more to discuss.” Said the king of BaTloung. “Then the meeting is adjourned, let us go back out there and enjoy the festivities.
Everyone went back out, food and drinks were served, people enjoyed themselves others building alliances. The king went to look for his queen as he last saw her during the ceremony. He found her barking orders to the maidens. She turned and was met with the loving eyes of her king. “My king, shouldn’t you be with your guests?” the king smiled pulling her away from the maidens. “I should but I came to check on my queen.” The queen smiled “You did well but I am held up now. By the way what was your meeting about and why are my princes not home?” ask the queen. “The meeting we will discuss later, the princes couldn’t come home because they are busy with exams at the moment so we will only see them during the holidays.” He pulled her to his arms. “Oh, how I long for my princes” the king kissed her forehead “I long for them just as much my queen. Now let me go back please don’t work too hard.” He kissed her one last time before letting go. “I wont my king.” The left.
“Simon, you have to make sure that this damn princess gets married before her maturity ceremony.” Said the man “I know, and I will make sure of it.” Elder Simon assured but the latter was not convinced. “You and Lance keep saying that, but nothing has been done thus far. Move quickly or we shall meet our doom.” Elder Simon understood clearly what the man was talking about. “You also need to help us.” This annoyed the man. “How am I supposed to assist when I am banned from setting foot in that kingdom.?” Elder Simon knew this, but he still asked for the man’s assistance. “Use your connections” the elder pressed on. “I will go and visit that witch from BaTlakwana he will help us.” Said the man thinking out loud “Hurry, we don’t have time.” He man’s eyes turn cold; he does not like being told what to do but he did not say anything. “I will go there this evening” the man said and left.
Elder Simon went back to the palace to looking for elder Lance, he found him and took him aside to inform him of the plan. They both agreed to keep an eye out for the mystery man when he comes the evening. Later that evening the mystery man arrived in the kingdom, the two elders met him, and they went to see the witch. “What now, what do you want this time?” asked the witch clearly not pleased by the man’s presence at his home.
“I want something that will make my dear half-brother agree to anything Simon and Lance say.” Stated the man “You know that will require royal blood” said the witch “You can take mine or you can sacrifice the princess if you want, I don’t care.” Said the man without the care in the world. “I still want to live so I can’t use the princess, she is highly favoured. Yours will do for now but the effect wont last more than a week since you are not of pure blood. Whatever you want do it within a week.” Informed the witch. “I understand” said the man “ Now give me your hand” he took his hand and made a cut then squeezed his blood into a bowl and mixed it with some oils and herbs then gave it to the man. “Now remember you only have a week” the man just looked at the blood flowing out of his hand.
He hated that his blood was not pure enough for him to sit on the throne, he hated that something as insignificant as blood could keep him away from what he truly desires. But not for long, he thought. “Yes, I head you the first time, here is your money” the witch shook his head, he knew that the man’s ambition will lead to his downfall. “Put the money on the floor” the man threw the money on the floor and left. His eyes still glued to the blood on his hand.
He was only a bastard child, a shame that couldn’t sit on the throne, a half blood that couldn’t even be announced in public that he is one of the kings children because he will be called the one word he hated ever since he learnt its meaning. “illegitimate”
Bakoena Kingdom The celebrations went on until late in the evening, other royals left only a few remained. Elder Simon and Lance were on the lookout for the mystery man as he told them to leave and wait for him at the palace. As they were complaining about how tired they were of waiting and how long day of a they had. A stone was thrown at their direction, they got startled as it was dark out, they looked at each other wondering who could be throwing stones at them. Another stone was thrown, and they decide to go and investigate, they saw the man they were waiting for in the bushes. Bakoena Kingdom16 years have passed, the princess was in high school studying in South Africa, Cape Town to be exact and was now 16 years old. She goes home only on school holidays but has a bodyguard as per the king’s orders. Prince Tokelo her brother is now 26 years old and owns a law firm with his partner and brother Lebo. The kingdom has prospered over the years, the palace was renovated and now looked like a village on its own. They also own different farms and trade in livestock, crops and have shares in a coal mine. The people also benefited a lot from all the developments, they renovated their huts and were able to send their children to school after a new school was built in the kingdom. Bakoena KingdomThe next day prince Tokelo woke up early to prepare for his journey to the palace since he did not make the journey the previous day. He did his morning routine and put his travelling bag in the boot and drove to the palace. After an hour and half, he arrived at the palace and the guards opened for him. His personal guard came to help him with his bag. “Sunrise greetings Tiisetso” the prince greeted his guard; they have always been close as they grew up together and are around the same age. Tiisetso’s family has always been personal guards to the royal family, from his great grandfather to him. “Gre
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Bakoena Kingdom16 years have passed, the princess was in high school studying in South Africa, Cape Town to be exact and was now 16 years old. She goes home only on school holidays but has a bodyguard as per the king’s orders. Prince Tokelo her brother is now 26 years old and owns a law firm with his partner and brother Lebo. The kingdom has prospered over the years, the palace was renovated and now looked like a village on its own. They also own different farms and trade in livestock, crops and have shares in a coal mine. The people also benefited a lot from all the developments, they renovated their huts and were able to send their children to school after a new school was built in the kingdom.
Bakoena KingdomThe next day prince Tokelo woke up early to prepare for his journey to the palace since he did not make the journey the previous day. He did his morning routine and put his travelling bag in the boot and drove to the palace. After an hour and half, he arrived at the palace and the guards opened for him. His personal guard came to help him with his bag. “Sunrise greetings Tiisetso” the prince greeted his guard; they have always been close as they grew up together and are around the same age. Tiisetso’s family has always been personal guards to the royal family, from his great grandfather to him. “Gre
Bakoena KingdomPrince TokeloI finally arrived at the capital and I was so tired after driving to and from the palace without rest now I need it. It has been a long day but before I rest, I need to contact Lebo. I dialled his number and waited for him to answer. “Brother” his voice came on the line. “They have arranged marriage for our princess man.” I say to him “That’s bad but we knew this will happen sooner or later.” I sigh “I prefer later man, she’s our little sister.” He sighs on the other end. “So, who is she getting married to and does she know?” he asked, his always been the rational one between us. “She doesn’t know man but when I spoke to her, she didn’t have a problem at all with getting ma
Bakoena KingdomPrince TokeloI was woken up by my ringing phone and that just upset me, who has the audacity to wake me up from by peaceful slumber? Who am I kidding anyway huh, I will never have a peaceful slumber from now on until Tsietsi is no more or until we reach some sort of agreement which I doubt will happen. Now back to my annoying phone, this person does not want to give up, I took it from my bedside table and checked who the caller was and its Tools. “Tools” am impatient to hear the news. “Boss” seriously! He still has time to greet.” What’s up man talk to me.” I asked, “I have the information you asked for.”
Cape TownMapulaAm so tired, this time of year Cape Town is too hot you feel like you are melting, not to mention when one is wearing the type of uniform I have to wear to school every day. But am lucky because its November and am writing my exams next week. All this will be done and am going straight home right after exams. Am not waiting for schools to close and besides being tired I miss home, my mother’s cooking and no she doesn’t cook everyday since there is a chef but when am around she cooks for me. She says she doesn’t get to take care of me enough and I miss the beauty of nature.Oh my home town is peaceful and not as busy as it is here. I just finished with writing for today and I walked out of the hall. When I got outs
Prince Tsietsi stood at that balcony looking at the princess running away. So, my princess is running away from me now, I wonder what she knows because I know they saw me and am sure they think I did not see them. If Tokelo told her to stay away from me then he has another thing coming, I might just kidnap her then go pay bride price to her people. That way they will not have a choice but to bless our union.It’s not like I will be doing something that has not been done before, this is the way of our forefathers and its about time she knows about me so that she stops wearing revealing clothing, going around showing people my assets
The princess was having a peaceful slumber when she dreamed about the people plotting against her and the king. She could tell that the people plotting against them were close to them however she could not tell who they were but their plans were evil. The dream changed and she saw her brother Lebo in some gun fight but what seemed strange was that he was fighting his friend the prince she met back in Cape Town.She was woken up by a knock on the door and she rolled out of bed and went to open the door. Her personal maiden was standing on the other side of the door with a smile on her face and she turned it then made way for her to get inside. “Greetings my princess” greeted the maiden “Greetings my dear Kgomotso” answered the princess rubbing the sleep of