Chapter 4 – Part 6

The King’s Celebration – 6/6

After a very long pause, Noam stood up from his golden throne and continued in the most solemn tone, “Queen Nymphna and Prince Ayden are to be regarded as they had always been, but in even higher honour. Queen Nymphna shall henceforth be called the Fair Queen of Orr, and never by her forename. Continue reading “Chapter 4 – Part 6”

Chapter 4 – Part 5

The King’s Celebration – 5/6

Noam whispered under his breath in pain, “It’s nothing important. He’s simply making the same speech he makes every year. We will proceed with our plan.” He sighed with relief when the Hermonion high official’s grip on his arm loosened. Continue reading “Chapter 4 – Part 5”

Chapter 4 – Part 4

The King’s Celebration – 4/6

“My dear brother, I love to see you like this, naïve and helpless.” Noam derided with pouty lips as if speaking to a baby. He caressed King Gorion’s cheeks with his gnarly fingers. “My poor brother, what else should I tell you before you go to the grave? Do you remember our younger brother’s accident in the shed? Continue reading “Chapter 4 – Part 4”

Chapter 4 – Part 3

The King’s Celebration – 3/6

King Gorion led Noam into his study and shut all the doors behind them. “There are neither servants nor women in this room. Let us speak openly with one another, for we are born from the same womb.” He sat down in his usual chair next to the desk and motioned for Noam to sit across from him. “Please have a seat so we may speak man to man.” Continue reading “Chapter 4 – Part 3”

Chapter 4 – Part 2

The King’s Celebration – 2/6

“Oh, my dear brother, now you ask the right question.” Noam’s anger turned into a satisfactory grin, his thin lips became a line under his grey moustache. “I have come to arrest you, for the offence of high treason, and the murder of Prince Ayron, the heir to the Royal Throne.” Continue reading “Chapter 4 – Part 2”