"Mommy! Mommy have you seen Sham?" said Xavier popping his little head into the room. His mother sat by her bed with two maids fixing her hair
"Xavier, you always think about shamma. Come over here and say goodmorning to mommy." Xavier scratched his neck shyly before moving forward. He climbed onto the bed and kissed his mother's forehead. He was so adorable, a cute little ten year old
"Goodmorning mommy."he said shying away
"Goodmorning my love how did you sleep."
"I slept just fine but i did not find Sham when i woke up.Where did she go mommy?"
"Sham went to see her mother. She will be back later love.Now go take your bath let us have our breakfast." she said rubbing his hair but the boy did not move.
"Xavier, go and take your bath love its already past breakfast time."
"No mommy! I wont eat without Sham, take me to her mommy we always eat together."
"But Xavier, Sham went to see her family, she will come back soon i promise now let us go have breakfast." his mother said getting up from the bed.She stretched out her hand for Xavier to take but the boy wouldnt
"Love, come let us go,do it for mommy."
"No mommy i want Sham take me to her i want to eat together." he said in firm refusal. Xavier had gotten too used to Shamma.In all that they did they did together to an extent that Shamma had to be moved into the palace just so they could be closer to each other but she would go see her parents here and there.
"I will eat with Sham mommy, pack it up." the woman briefly stared at her little boy before motioning the servants to do as he had said. Xavier was way too fond of Shamma they were like twins, but she hoped someday that attachment will fade because she was his protector, his shield, and was supposed to remain that way
"But mommy i dont want to eat this i dont want it!" Shamma screamed pushing the plate away. Unlike Xavier,her parents were commoners hence could not afford the fancy food she ate at the palace. Her mother had tried to convince her several times but it would not work
"Sham are you not hungry?" asked her brother before sitting next to her with her plate in his hands
"I am hungry."
"Then come on eat the food then we will go play by the river together."
"We will?"she asked as her black sparkly eyes widened with a shimmer of joy
"Yes love,now come on and eat then we will go and play."
"Will Xavier come too?"she asked but before her brother could answer a voice chipped in
"Xavier is already here!"
"Xavier!!" screamed Shamma. Her mother watched in silence at the scene happening before her. Her Shamma was just an ordinary and innocent little girl and she too hoped growth will erase the attachment the two already had towards each other because if the attachment followed them into adulthood,it was going to be deadly
"I brought you breakfast Sham come on lets eat." said young Xavier throwing himself onto the cold hard floor before the food was placed before them. His guard and maid went on to wait outside while the two babies had their breakfast. Shamma's mother and brother stood by and watched them eat and giggle at whatever they were talking about. Now that was a mistake parents from both parties made, it was the beginning of an unshakable bond,a deadly bond between the next king of Luyota and his protector.It was becoming very clear as to why protectors were mainly males.It was the beginning of a very long and sad tale,this childhood unwittingly marked Shamma as his Shamma...as Xavier's Shamma.
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"Your lordship,how are you today?" A not so old man around the King's age said after bowing to him"Marcus,you have finally heeded to my call,welcome and please sit.""Your royal highness."a smaller voice said bowing low before the great King of Luyota."Beautiful Lady Tamera.Welcome to my palace my daughter."he said to the little girl who gave a wide grin before getting up and going on to sit next to her father"So how is our little Miss doing today?"the king asked Tamera who smiled before responding"I'm doing well your highness, and how is his royal magesty doing today?""I am very fine too,you look lovely."
"Marcus." a voice called out to Marcus who was fast approaching the palace gates on his way out.The queen gracefully approached with two maids rallying behind her"Were you seriously going to leave without seeing me Marcus?""Aurora. Looking ravishing as always.How are you and the little one?"he said in reference to her growing tummy"We are doing very well thanks."she said looking at Tamera whose gaze was fixed on the ground,"And how is our lovely lady doing today?Were you going to leave without seeing me Tamera?""Forgive me your highness."she said with a bow earning a smile from the Queen"I heard Tamera was playing with the others outside.Good to see her getting along with Xavier
Shamma peeped into the Queen's private chambers the next morning in search of Nathan.He had left them playing the previous day and never came back"Maam?"a small voice had the Queen turning to trace it.At the sight of Shamma her face cringed and Nathan was quick to hide behind her"What do you want?!""Greetings your royal highness." said Sham fully imerging and bowing before the queen. Aurora stared at her with distaste while Nathan peeped from behind his mother"What do you want you wretched commoner?! You want to trap my son too dont you?""No no no i would never. I just want to play. Xavier asked me to bring Nathan to play outside.Natty come lets go play."she said voice so pure a
Aurora's carriage swiftly drove into Marcus' home.A neat well kept house clearly attributing its ownership to a noble,a high ranked official.The carriage came to a hault a short distance away from the door and the maids quickly ran off to stand by the carriage door as one of the guards opened it.Flowers were scattered on the well swept ground as the Queen made her way into the house"Her royal magesty,Queen Aurora is here!"a maid called out before a servant emerged.An old man in ragged clothing who quickly took to the ground at the sight if the Queen"Long live the Queen.""Old man,announce my presence to the inhabitants of this house,my feet are killing me already." The man did not need to be told twice.Soon a beautiful and well dressed lady around the queen's age emerged and gave a s
"Your highness." a girl came running the moment Aurora set foot into the palace"What?""The prince,we cannot find the Prince everyone is running about but he hasnt been found yet.""What?!Nathan has gone missing under your watch?""No no your magesty Nathan is still playing with lady Tamera.It is Xavier we cannot find.We cannot find Shamma either." Aurora's face softened at the sound of that report.Her Nathan was fine and safe,so how was Xavier her business"My Queen the guards have gone in search of them i promise they shall be found.""Ofcourse they shall be found i mean...who would dare place their hands on the crown Prince of L
Shamma tried to navigate her way around the unsettled crowd but she failed to find Xavier.The more she tried to follow the direction in which Xavier went the more she got lost.She was constantly shoved from one spot to another by the older people who were trying to catch a glimpse of King Roland "Xavier!" She screamed but her small voice went with the wind "Hey kid watch it!" A fierce looking man said pushing her away before she landed on the hard ground. "Xavier!"she cried out now rather sobbing her eyes looking up to these gigantinc looking people infront of her.It wasnt long before she felt a pair of hands caressing her hair and when she turned to look an old lady stooped low to her size and smiled warmly at her "Xavier...grand
That very night,Alex entered the palace in all haze and managed to dodge King Roland and Catherine as he made his way to see his sister.The news of Xavier and Shamma's dissappearence had him and Aurora putting their plan into motion and it was one opportunity they could not miss "Its open!" Aurora called out after the sound of a knock.She sat on the large bed carrying a bowel of apples,one apple already in her hand as she munched away.Alex was sure to lock the door before walking over to sit next to her,careful not to wake a snoring Nathan "How did it go?Got my message?" "I did and i sent the deadliest man after them." Alex whispered back picking an apple,"I'm glad i got your message before Roland sent out his men and i havent heard anything yet but i trust Rob,he will get to them b
"What are you two gawking at?!Get rid of those!" Rob said to the two men who immediately sprung to action.The last thing they wanted was to adhere to the same fate,they adored their lives.Shivering Xavier hugged his knees for dear life as his gaze fell on the rope tying his legs.He was not ready to follow the same fate.As traumatised as he was for having to witness such a gruesome event,it still dawned on him that he had to escape else he would die"Exc...excuse me sir." he stattered earning Rob's fierce look.He had never seen such a fierce looking man in his life,even the one at the market immediately turned out to be a better devil"I...i...please,i need to pee.""Why?" Xavier stared at him clearly stunned by the cold responce