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Torn - Chapter 4Chapter 4
"Here we are, Miss; Zanuck City." It's early morning; I ordered the young servant to keep going throughout the night, saying that I can wait no longer to see my dearest father and brother. In truth I just want to be around distractions.
Why did I scream at him? Thinking about it now, I can see how I wronged him. He was just trying to make it easier; he was telling me the truth. There're so many things that I regret now; not saying goodbye to anyone, yelling at my true love, not taking that one last vital look at the farm.
But, as I keep telling myself, I have to keep going forward. The past cannot be changed. If it is my fate to end up with Finley then the Fates will help me to curve my destiny towards him again. But if not
Well, I don't want to think about that.
I look around me at the beautiful stone buildings lining the streets of the most luxurious city
Egyptian Princess - Part 3Chapter 2
I was picking lilies with Cassie in the small garden underneath our window. We had already picked all our ripe vegetables and we were planning on picking some olives from the olive tree to sell at the market to help me raise money to rebuild my city.
A few weeks after I joined the oracle, she told me that she wished she could live somewhere far away, somewhere that she wouldn't have to hide who she was and where she could do whatever she wanted. That was when I told her about Armana; about the freedom that everyone has, how we're a close knit community and how women and men are equals. We made a promise that day; she would help me rebuild my city and I would let her become an Armanian citizen.
I was remembering the promise, remembering all the kind things that she and Helena had done for me. I smiled at myself, as I often did when I was thinking. "What are you thinking about now? You look so happy." Cassie laughed a little, as she alw
Egyptian Princess - Part 2Chapter 1
I had been taken away from my home, with no one to comfort me. I didn't know where I was, only that I was near the sea. I wanted to go home, but I knew that there was no home left for me now. The hatred for the Persian King grew inside me the a fire. But, I was no common slave; I was the last princess of Armana; I had my dignity, even if I had nothing else.
My two guards and I stopped at the bottom of the temple steps. I walked slowly, with my head hung low, not picking my feet up as a princess should. I could tell from the soldier's expressions that they wanted to slap me, but that would draw attention to us. I wanted to walk like that forever. I was, to be truthful, terrified; I had heard rumours that oracles were not treated kindly.
I stopped dead in my tracks; the beauty of the building could rival that of the temple of Bast in Armana. The sphinxes that led the way to the doors were made out of pure gold. They we
Egyptian Princess - Part 1Prologue
It may have been luck, or it may have been coincidence, but I believe it was the gods. Whatever it was, it has led me to my destiny; a destiny that I would not trade even for immortality.
My cousins and I were walking slowly back to the city, after a long day out looking for new horses for our army. We were in no hurry to get back; none of us wanted to receive the punishment that we knew awaited us for sneaking out of our lessons, even if it was to help our army.
I had a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach that something bad was going to happen. "Nahktmen, I feel like we're being watched." I grabbed his arm, looking for something that could comfort me.
"So do I, Alex. Come on, I think that we should probably hurry back. Father will be so pleased with the number that the herd has got to! Maybe the news will spare us a beating." We picked up the pace of our walk and hurried toward the city gates. I didn't w
Torn - Chapter 2 And 3Chapter 2
This is the last evening that we will all be together, sitting in front of the fire in the front room. Finley stands up next to me, a boyish grin on his handsome face. I arch my eyebrow at him and, before I can protest, he has me spinning around the room with him to the music that only he can hear.
Peter and Kara. Tom and Sally. Mark and Jenny. Hector and April. And yes, because more men work on the farm than women, Luke and James. We're all dancing wildly. Not the elegant sort of dancing that I suppose I will have to endure in Zanuck. The fast uncontrollable dancing that is only found at Middle Grove Farm.
Finley's face will forever be engraved in my memory; his slightly hooked nose, rouge, upturned lips that any woman would be jealous of; his beautifully untidy ebony hair. And his eyes. I can never forget his eyes. In some lights they are the eyes of a wild cat; fierce and observant. But in others they are the expensive
Torn - Prologue and Chapter 1Prologue
"Papa, I don't understand; where are we going so late?" He pulls me silently along behind him, a rough sense of urgency chilling me through my thick cloak.
I had been sleeping in my satin nightgown, surrounded by the many furs that Mama had begged Papa to spoil me with. Charlotte, my maid, had been sleeping in my antechamber, the door slightly ajar so she could hear my calling when the dark got too close.
Somehow, Papa had snuck past my plump nurse, no doubt dosing with the duck feather pillow draped across her closed hazel eyes. "Sweetheart, we have to go Baby," he had whispered into my dream of silk dresses and new shoes. Obediently I sat up through my sleepy haze and began to get dressed into my pale blue silk dress quickly, saying nothing, before he led me down the hall.
He doesn't look back at me. "I don't want to do this, but you must understand that it's for your own safety, Baby." I imagine his sma
The Six Character ProfilesHuman Name: Lucifer 'Luke' Buckingham
Immortal Name: Barnabas du Coudray
Immortal Title: Gawain of the Howling Wolves
Foster Parents: Charles Buckingham & Elizabeth Buckingham
Immortal Parents: Aphrodite & Hephaestus
Personality: Opinionated, aggressive when angry, cunning, strong believer in war,
charming and coy
Original Birth Details: Born on Mount Olympus to Aphrodite and Hephaestus. He
possesses the same fiery personality as Hephaestus and is also as skilled as him when working with metals, including weapons. However, like Aphrodite he is charming and coy, despite his forward attitude. He was partnered with Aurora because of their connection with weapons.
Physical: He is golden haired and light blue eyed, inherited from Aphrodite. However
he inherited a muscular physique, a tall body frame and tanned skin from Hephaestus.
Human Name: Aurora D'Ashton
Immortal Name: Empress of the Night
Immortal Title: Concubine of the Flesh
Foster Parents: Jasper D'Ashton & Sapphire D'Ashton
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