Friday, January 30, 2015

The Queen With The Frozen Heart - The Sacrifice


The warriors thrust the last huge boulders to their place and closed the cave door.

Kuyllur and Lusiru called their magic and sealed the mountain with it.

No jaguar men would ever be able to leave the cave and bother the humans again.

When the spell had been done and the words had been said, there was a terrible cry.


The King and his men turned around to see the horrible beast lying on the ground with Killa, the moon, standing over it.

Further away a girl was sobbing at Iluku’s arms like her heart had just been broken.

- Amarun, the King heard a woman’s voice.

It sounded so familiar, and yet he could not exactly say who it was.


- Amarun, the voice cried and lamented, what have they done to my son?

He saw a beautiful woman running down the mountain side and throwing herself on the beast.

- My son, she sobbed, my brave son! Why did you have to leave my side?

- Darling, the King uttered, is it you? But how could it be you? My Queen is at home, in her castle, with my baby son.


- Husband, the woman turned to look at him and King could really see her.

It was his beloved, but she was different.

Older, regal, and most of all, she was sad and heartbroken.

- Your son isn’t a baby anymore, Queen caressed the monster, he is a man now. A brave man like you, a true warrior. Only that he isn’t a man anymore, but this hideous thing. And he did it all to save you, to give you back to me. And now we have lost him, forever…


King ran to meet his beloved and kneeled by her side.

- What are you saying, he asked, is this monstrosity my son? And how is it possible?

- By magic, Queen cried, he has never wanted anything else but to save his father. So he sacrificed himself to bring you back, and to mend my broken heart. To melt the heart that had become frozen. And now I don’t know how to bring him back to me.

King took her hand and kissed it.


- I’m so sorry my love, he whispered, it must have been horrible for you. To have me gone and you alone with all the responsibilities, trying to be mother and father to our son. Can you ever forgive me?

The Queen felt her heart burst and her magic flew to the air like a magnificent multicolored bird.

It danced in the air, singing joyously all the time.

Until it plunged down to the prince’s still body and impaled itself to his claws.


No, Queen cried harder and harder.

She felt her magic disappearing, melting together with her heart, shaping into something very different.

Something that could feel the love and the loss, again.


She let the magic drain from her, accepting the sacrifice.

To be continued...


This is the thirty-fifth part of the story.

To read the first part of the story, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 1  

To read the second part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 2 

To read the third part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 3

To read the fourth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 4

To read the fifth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 5.

To read the fourteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 14

To read the sixth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 6

To read the seventh part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 7

 To read the eight part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 8

To read the ninth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 9

To read the tenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 10

To read the eleventh part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 11

To read the twelth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 12

To read the thirteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 13

To read the fifteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 15

To read the sixteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 16

To read the seventeenth part, go to the The Queen With The Frozen Heart 17

To read the eighteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 18

To read the nineteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 19

To read the twentieth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 20



To read the twenty third part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart - At The Mouth Of The Cave

To read the twenty fourth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart - The Visiting Star

To read the twenty fifth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart - Time To Leave The Home

To read the twenty-sixth part, go to 
The Queen With The Frozen Heart - A Suitable Wife

To read the twenty-seventh part, go to 
The Queen With The Frozen Heart - Down In The Dungeons

To read the twenty-eight part, go to 
The Queen With The Frozen Heart - Savouring The Chicha

To read the twenty-ninth part, go to 
The Queen With The Frozen Heart - Flying With The Stars

To read the thirthieth part, go to 
The Queen With The Frozen Heart - The Monster Awakens 

To read the thirty-first part, go to 
The Queen With The Frozen Heart - A Cup Of Chicha

To read the thirty-second part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart - Riding The Storm 

To read the thirty-third part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart - The Magic Arises

To read the thirty-fourth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart - The Lightning In My Hand

21 comments:

  1. I love all the photos that you add to tell the story!

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  2. Such a cool story and I love the pictures. It's so inspiring to see all the neat cultural experiences you've been sharing and fun times you've had in the country.

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  3. Love the pictures! I need to go read some of your previous posts!

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  4. These are amazing pics that tell an even more amazing story! Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. Wow! What beautiful pictures. I feel like I am there.

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  6. You always have amazing photos for your posts.
    Have you thought about publishing the entire story as an e-book?

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    1. Yes, that is my plan. Hope you will be willing to buy it when it's ready :)

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  7. Those are some beautiful photos! I love all of the fun colors!

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  8. I love reading this! So fantastic!

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  9. your photos are so pretty! Looks like you get to experience some great culture.

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  10. I love how your photos fit your story so well!

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  11. Loving the photos! I missed some of the story and will have to go back and catch up!

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  12. What great pictures for the story!

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  13. What a great story. Thanks for sharing it with us. I love the pics you have to illustrate it too.

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  14. These photos ad so much to this great story!

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