...The Keldrin Story...
And Locke, the theif but there's not a pic I can find... *p*
And now for the story...
A LONG time ago, Aconia Zavone was a happy woman... well, okay, that's not correct,
since she's happy -now-... but there was a long time where she bitter and
cold... and she sometimes would restort to prostituting in her own fashion
to get money, but back to the time when she was happy.
She had been seeing a young man named Ezekial, and he was so dashing and
romantic, his letters, his voice, how he talked to her and confessed his
love... but it only lead to one thing, physical desire... and rape. Ezekial
raped her -painfully- many times over... and then laughed in her face.
Telling her he only did it as a favor. Because he thinks she's the most
sexless and undesirable woman on the planet... he grabbed her only bag of
money, and flung the door open, walking into the night.
She began to shake violently and then the tears came. Wild, vicious tears.
Pouring out of her heart and soul. She had given both to Ezekial and this
is what she gets in return. Rape. Plus such a rupturing comment that would
cut her off from anything for a long time. Still shaking and sobbing, she
willed herself to get up and shower. Her body sore and bruised, stiff and
achy. The shower was relaxing a bit. But that's how she changed.
A year later, she gave birth to Mania Zavone. She cried then too. Not for
joy, however. However, she couldn't keep the truth from her daughter. When
Mania finally asked her, she told Mania the truth. That she was the aftermath
of a rape. That Aconia loved her no matter what. Aconia's only ray of light
was her daughter for the longest time. By this time, she had found out that
Ezekial had married and he was expecting a son. Aconia only hoped that his
wife knew what a vindictive man he was.
One day, she brought her "business" into Nia's Tavern. That day, a Prince
sat amoung the crowd as she offered it up. The gentle and kind Prince
approached her. Aconia felt her blood run cold and barriers that were
created by bitterness and hate shot up. She dodged some questions, and
finally she broke down. She went from treating him like a customer, to
treating him like a friend. By now, Mania was off at school. Ertai
was his name, the Prince of Keldrin. He invited her back to Keldrin to
stay. She didn't agree, but then she went later on her own.
The first few months were hellish. They constantly fought and Aconia
kept on trying to leave. Somehow, she found a skinny and ragged little
boy, named Locke. Aconia wanted to adopt Locke and asked him.
Locked asked if they'd be his mother and father. Aconia's
answer to that was that they would, but they weren't really. Normally
mothers and fathers love one another and Aconia clearly didn't love
Ertai at all. This hurt Ertai and Locke, who tried to run away again.
Aconia caught him and said she'd try to get along with Ertai. That
satified Locke, and now they were a little family.
The fights however, only got worse. To one point, Aconia pushed Ertai
away so much it seemed like habit. They were constantly at each other's
throats and there wasn't much light on this situation. Aconia was in
denial, tiny little feelings. The ones she had shared with Ezekial, were
beginning to come forth. Ertai didn't hde it, he knew he loved her.
He knew he wanted her by his side. He wanted to marry her. Again, a
fight of drastic proportions punctured that. Ertai left, not planning
to return. However, he couldn't keep himself away. He found a dillusional
Aconia on his bed. She whispered his name, acting like he was there.
He embraced her and finally confessed his love, the fight forgotten.
It brought Aconia out of her state, and back to reality. No, it was
happening again. Aconia didn't say it back, it was too hard right now.
Mania then one day showed up at the doorstep. It had been a good couple
of months since Ertai told her he loved her. Aconia still hadn't said
anything in return. However, thanks to Mania's encouragement, she did.
She confessed -everything-. Later that night, Ertai slipped into her
room and proposed. He proposed as soon as he was sure she loved him back.
She had to say no, she couldn't move this fast. She said she was sorry.
It was too soon.
When it was Mania's seventeenth birthday, Ertai introduced her to
Akue Darkland and the connection was almost instant. Mania
had found her future husband. On that same night, Aconia gave Ertai
the answer he had been looking for. Yes, she'd marry him. The celebration
only roared higher. As Mania and Akue began to date, Aconia and Ertai
began to plan the wedding.
Then the blessed day came, just about six months or so later. It
was lovely. Ertai looked stunning in his cermeonial garb. Aconia looked
breathtaking in her gown. She and he were crowed King and Queen of
Keldrin. Making Mania and Locke a Princess and Prince. While Mania
danced with her new father, she was told that at eighteen she was
ordained Princess and she would select her future husband then.
Akue had been Ertai's best man and Mania has been the Maid of Honor,
Locke had been the ring bearer.
That day had come. The day of coming of age, or being ordained Princess
for Mania. Dressed in a silver-blue gown, she entered the almost crowded
hall of people. She was asked a series of questions and answered them as
she was asked the hitter, "Who do you select as your Prince?". Her answer
was that her Prince was not one of royalty, but one of heart. By now, her
relationship with Akue was deep and romantic, loving and warm. Yes, she
wanted to marry him. "Akue Darkland.", was her answer. The court said
that he was not royalty. Mania noted that she said he wasn't. The court
shrugged, as if to say, your choice, not ours.
She didn't tell Akue. She never did. She'll wait until he proposed.
If he ever did. Yet, her mother was never royalty and she married Ertai.
So why couldn't she marry Akue? Fair is fair, right? Akue was now the
sensei of his very own Dojo and Mania often came by to either play tricks
or visit. He hasn't proposed yet. He still hasn't. Also, her mother
got badly injured in the arm and was submerged in the nanomachine for
about a week. Aconia was still furious with Citan, because he wanted
her to take off her clothes and get in. Mania however grabbed her in
her sleep and they stuck her in there. Aconia was even more enraged
at them all. She told Ertai she couldn't tell anymore that she loved
him. BOOM! Someone dropped the bomb. Ertai cried. Again, she came back
and they made up.
Now Mania has tried to hint around that she wants Akue to bed her.
Kind of like when her mother approached Ertai and told him the same
thing. Right out. Sometimes, that's not the best way to do things.
However, Akue was ignorant to such and when she finally made it so
blatantly clear, by refusing to dress after she got out of his
jacuzzi, eventhough he wanted to. He couldn't. She ran home crying.
He tried to calm her and talk to her, but she only ran away again.
Only to be caught by a slimeball and almost raped. Akue saved her
and she ran into the Castle, slaming the door and collapsing on the
bed, sobbing. Akue tried to comfort her again, after talking to
Aconia, but it was no use and he went home. They both cried themselves
Mania just couldn't stand it anymore. She nearly sleep-walked to Akue's Dojo
with practically nothing on. She fell on the bed and they both apologized.
Well, despite the fact that Akue didn't want to, they did it. She spent
the entire night with him and when Ertai came knocking the next morning
Akue told him what had happened. He was angry. He stormed home as Mania
stepped into the room. She said he'd probably throw her out now and she
went home to face him. Akue followed, and ultimately they faced Ertai
together. He was forgiving and apologetic; and Mania just wasn't having it.
She ran into her room, crying. She told both Ertai and Akue to go away
and then she jumped out the window, Akue still followed. Then she told
him to go away, and finally he did.
Yet... that's not how she wanted it to be. She landed in the snow, collapsing
in a heap and sobbing until Hyuga found her. He tried to get it out of her but
as soon as she told him that he's her doctor, not her friend, that was the
end of that. Finally, hindered with the cold, she snuck back inside the Palace
and slipped into the basement library, grabbing some rags and curling up
on a worn couch in the very back. She was there for days, she snuck food out
of the kitchen and snuck her clothes and some blankets of sorts down there
too. Her nights were far too long, filled with nightmares of anything she
could possibly think of. When Akue finally found her, she was asleep. He
tried to wake her, but it wasn't working. He brought her up to her room and
tried to warm her up, nightmares still came to her as she lay on her bed.