Where did it all go wrong? How did I end up being executed in my own palace?
I looked at the person who was the reason why I am here right now, I glare at Izabel but she just grins at me and clings onto the person next to her, Izaak. Does Izaak really think that Izabel is innocent? Can't Izaak see that Izabel is just acting like an innocent girl?
I clenched my fist while looking at the two of them. When Izaak noticed that I was looking at them, he just looked at me for a second before turning away then left.
“Ugh!” I can feel the excruciating pain from my back that was whipped days before and I was also whipped earlier before I came up here.
Pero mas masakit ang puso ko, dahil sa mga nangyayari sa akin ngayon. Wala... wala akong kasalanan! Wala akong ginawang masama!
"Princess Lacy Cunningham Marquez, I hereby shall punish you for committing treason and fraud–" Natigilan ang aide sa pagsasalita nang marinig nito ang pagtawa ko ng malakas.
Paano naman nila nasabi na nagtaksil at nanloko ako, kung ang ginawa ko lamang ay ipagtanggol ang mga taong nasa harap ko ngayon?
The aide glanced at me before continuing reading the scroll. “Attacking Queen Consort Izabel Brook is a violation of our law, Article 0909, Section 69. Threatening someone who is part of the royal family, especially if it is one of the people in high position, must be sentenced to death. You also charged the Queen Consort Izabel Brook with the crime of theft from the treasury without any solid evidences and it’s just a pure accusation,”
“Another count that you need to carry off, your deception of people about Marquis Monroe together with the ministers of the Royal Palace that they are behind ransacks and attacks at every market, kingdom and cities. The people mentioned above are proved to be innocent,”
I laughed at the back of my mind and shook my head. This isn’t happening to me! All those investigations that I did are all true! Binigay nila ang trabahong ito sa akin, tapos hindi nila paniniwalaan iyon? Nagpapatawa ba sila?
“Imprisonment and death are your compensation for all your false allegations. Queen Lacy Marquez Brook; the court sentenced you with death.”
I felt my heart crashed. Hindi pwede ito! Hindi nangyayari sa akin ito!
Napangisi ako nang wala sa sarili at napatawa nang malakas na para bang isang baliw. I just now realized that he doesn't even care for me! Izaak doesn’t care for me!
Hahayaan niya lang talaga akong mamatay rito! Dapat—dapat... hindi na niya na lang ako nilapitan para hindi ganito ang naging kapalaran ko sa kaniya! Dapat hindi ko na lamang siya hinayaan na kontrolin ang aking buhay!
Dapat... hindi na lang…
Why did I even love that d*mn j* rk? He doesn't even care for me and he didn't even defend me nor second the motion when the court decided that I should be punished with death for the things I didn't even commit!
Anong mali? Among ginawa kong mali? Anong hindi ko napansin? Anong nakaligtaan ko? Bakit?
Bakit ako napunta sa sitwasyon na ito? Bakit?
Narinig ko naman ang malakas na bulungan ng mga tao sa paligid ko. Hindi ko nga alam kung bulong ba talaga iyon o talagang sinasadyang iparinig sa akin.
“I can’t believe that the queen herself committed a crime like that! She’s such a heartless person!” saad ng isang noble na babae habang nakatakip pa ang kaniyang pamaypay sa mukha nito.
“Yeah, plus, look at her, she’s laughing like a madwoman! She probably had gone crazy! God, bless us!”
I just closed my eyes and shut my ears unknowingly. I don’t want to hear how pathetic I am. It is embarrassing for them to see me in this state. Their queen will be killed before their eyes. The whole nation will witness how their queen will be killed, any minute from now. Nakita ko
naman ang ilang mga tao na yakap-yakap ang kani-kanilang mga anak. Ang iba sa kanila ay umiiyak habang pinagmamasdan ang sitwasyon ko, mayroon namang napapayuko dahil hindi nila masalubong ang aking paningin.
Awa? Hindi ko kailangan ‘yan! Hindi ko kailangan ang mga awa niyo! Kailangan ko ang paniniwala niyo na mali ang ginagawa nila at may mga maling pamamalakad na kanilang pasikretong ginagawa!
Why are they here? Do they want to watch this fallen queen be publicly executed for committing treason and fraud?
I bit my lips because they were trembling and I also felt my heart racing. Maybe I should've given up that time, when they arranged this marriage with Izaak and me. I should've listened to my father and not neglected him.
Kaya ba ayaw na ayaw na niya kay Izaak dahil ba alam niyang gagawin ito sa akin? Na ganito ang aking kahihinatnan? Kaya ba kung maka-oppose siya sa aming dalawa ay ganoon na lamang? To the factor that he’s inclined to kick me out of our house?
If I am going to live again, I swear on my mother's grave, mine and the other people who sacrificed and lost their lives for me, I will no longer allow those foxy human beings to damage me again! The executioner behind my back and the aide in front of me nod their heads at each other.
At sa huling sandali ay tinignan ko ang mga taong pinagsilbihan ko nang ilang buwan.
Alam ko kahit na naging masungit, mahigpit at kung heartless man ang tingin nila sa akin, ginawa ko ang lahat para mapabuti ang mga taong pinagsisilbihan ko. Dahil umaasa sila sa isang magandang administrasyon. Too bad, I failed to serve these people and failed to give them their rights to fight these corrupt people.
Some are crying and some are secretly smirking, they are probably happy that I am punished by death.
My gaze went to a child and I simply motioned her to close her eyes. I don't want her to see how ruthless, merciless and pitiful I am right now. I saw a silhouette from behind, I just met his cold eyes and his blank expression for a second and he turned around and walked away.
Father... Do you regret now that I am your daughter? I am a shame for our family, am I right? I was abandoned by the one I love and now, you, father. Ganoon mo ba ako hindi ka-gusto para iwanan na lang ako rito?
The 1% hope that I had earlier, vanished as he turned his back on me. I closed my eyes tightly and the tears fell.
I smirked. Maybe... If I were to wish for another life then I’ll wish a life with no pain and sacrifices. I want to live in a peaceful paradise with no agony and heartaches.
A tear fell from my eyes before I felt the cold and sharp guillotine knife strike on my neck. Just maybe…
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It's been a week since I went back to my 15 year old self, and so far, it's good. There's nothing to be wary of. Well, except for the bodyguards that my father assigned to guard me, 24/7. Isama mo pa sina Glenna, Aziz and Glenda. They are really persistent on guarding me, kulang na lang pati sa pagtulog ko bantayan nila ako. Gosh! That's really creepy. If you're wondering how I distinguished the Cecilia Twin, Glenda doesn't have any bangs, her hair is wavy orange hair, and her complexion is warm beige and her round face. While Glenna has bangs, straight orange hair, heart shaped face, and her complexion is same with Glenda, warm beige and their eyes are bright orange. Other people are having a hard time recognizing them, but I already know them very well, the difference and all. While Aziz has blue hair and eyes. Glenna and Glenda are cheerful, but Glenda is more of a mature type than Glenna, while Aziz is a more serious type, the polite girl of House of Schu
It's been two days since my father went away, I did see him before he departed and he said he'll send a letter from time to time to check on me. Pero para bang labag sa loob niyang iwanan ako kasama ang mga maids at iba pang servants rito. Mukhang ayaw niya akong iwan at gusto niya muna akong aalagaan, pero may trabaho pa siya kaya sinibihan ko na lang siya na magiging ayos lamang ako rito. Hindi rin siya pwedeng magtagal pa lalo dahil sa pagkakaalam ko, naatras ang lakad na iyon dahil sa aksidenteng nangyari sa akin. Now that I regained my consciousness, he needs to do his job now, hindi na puwede pang ipagpaliban. "Lady Lacy," tawag sa akin ni Aziz, kaagad ko naman siyang nilingon. "Hmm?" I hummed. "The House of Martinez sent an invitation," I creased my forehead and looked at Aziz. Did they actually send an invitation to me? "I know you are wondering but I guess it has to do with your recent accident," Aziz explained. "What do you mean?" I asked. "
"Lady," the horseman called. "We have already arrived, my lady," he said before opening the door. Inilahad naman niya ang kaniyang kamay upang may mahawakan ako sa aking pagbaba, na siyang malugod kong tinanggap. For the second time around, I felt shivers. Para bang may nagmamatyag sa akin na hindi ko malaman. Isinawalang bahala ko na lamang iyon at nag-focus sa kung ano ang gagawin ko ngayong araw. That's right! I should focus on what's in front of me and this person is... "I said get out!" the middle-aged man exclaimed as he threw us away like candy. Napaawang naman ako sa ginawa niya. Like- what the hell?! Usap-usapan noon na masungit siya, oo, pero mabait naman daw siya dati noong hindi pa ito nakikilala. Did I assume it was wrong? What the hell? "Lady! Are you all right?" Glenda asked worriedly. I nod my head and compose my posture. I sighed before looking at him. Jakob Isis is a low-class noble, he has a daughter
Hinawakan ko naman ang mga ito at masasabi ko talaga na worth it ang pagbili ng dresses sa kaniya. Kahit na hindi ako nakabili noon. "Sometimes I still sew dresses. I guess old habits die hard." "How much?" I asked. Jakob looked at me before turning his attention to the wardrobe. Para bang pumipili ito ng damit, at ilang sandali nga lang, may inilabas itong skin-tone dress that had little yellow and white flowers on it. Ang tela nito ay medyo magaspang at see through ang dalawa nitong balikat. Ang lente nito at lagpas paa. May tali rin ito na nakabuhol sa gitna ng dibdib. Kita ng bahagya ang aking dibdib kung susuotin ko ito, pero kahit na ganoon ang itsura, maganda pa rin ito tignan. "This dress will surely suit you better," he said and handed me the dress that he's talking about. "You're not going to accept payment for such a beautiful dress?" I asked. "It's my compensation for what I have done to your hand." Well... I guess it's not
Pickett was stunned for a minute and they are just looking at each other when a knock on the door interrupts them, that is when Lacy tried to free herself but Pickett forces her to lay on the bed and held her hand tightly, also he put his other free hand on her mouth. “Lady Lacy? Are you okay?” a girl asked. Lacy tried to kick his groin but Pickett managed to stop her and lock her inside of his body. So, Pickett is on top of Lacy, like his whole body is trapping Lacy and preventing her from her future actions. “Hmmph!” Pickett lowers his body to stop Lacy from moving around. He lowers his head and whispered to her ears. “I’ll let you go if only you will not scream and you have to shove away your maid," Picke
A week passed like a blur. Tomorrow morning will be the tea party and to tell you, I am not even excited. I don't know, maybe it's not just my type and tea parties didn't interest me after all. And oh, I already sent a letter or a reply to my father. Now I regret that I send a reply that I am going to the tea party, I mean, where here I am, sulking and I can't take back my words, so I just need to show myself. Right? Hindi naman siguro required na magtagal, kumbaga magpapakita lang ako then alis na agad. I frowned when I thought of that idea of how rude of me. Of course, I'm a noble and lady of Marquez it is not right to leave the party first.But I think it'll just bore me to death if I stay there any longer. *** And to what just I am expecting, this tea party bores me to death already. "Oh my... Lady Lacy!" Jona greeted me and bowed down as well as the other noble behind her. "It's great that you came here to our h