The Secret of the Kingdom
Welcome readers. This is my first story! I hope you like it and you're free to ask, comment, and enjoy. Just imagine as if all the world was in minecraft.
Chapter 1: The Attack
Chapter 1: The Attack
“Yes, that’s all what I have, Drake. I haven’t received anything else and I won’t receive more weapons until next weekend,” said Harry with a sense of dissappointment in his voice.
“Well, I think that will be enough. How much is this then?” I said, trying to cheer him up.
“Umm… Twenty jewels.”
I scratched my pockets slowly, looking for my jewels and took them, and I looked at Harry again; my brave young friend and also the guy who selled weapons in the village. He wasn’t very tall or strong but he was a good friend. His hair was black like mine, and it looked like mine, to be honest. His eyes were golden like the sun and his face was rather handsome. I remember when we were younger, all the girls from the other villages liked him. I was just the guy next to him. He wore the same kind of clothes everyday; red shoes, black pants that always had a hole on the left leg and a white shirt. He started selling weapons about two years ago and his job has been good. His store wasn’t too big. It was just a little wooden room with a stone floor and his weapons. And it was a boring day so I started singing one of the themes I had composed.
I kept thinking about Harry and his life while I was holding the jewels in my hand. I looked around me. And while the time passed I got trapped in my thoughts more and more. But suddenly I heard something that had fallen onto the floor, which woke me up from my thoughts. They were the jewels that had fallen from my hand.
“Hey, Drake, are you alright?” asked Harry.
“Oh, yeah. Yeah. Don’t worry,” I answered nervously while I put my knees onto the floor to take the jewels.
“You look so nervous, is everything right?”
“Yes, Harry, I’m just tired” I said, trying to make him stop asking me questions. I didn’t want to talk in that moment, but I didn’t want either to be rude so I just answered that. I only wanted to go and hunt some animals for dinner and go back home before evening.
I gave him the jewels and left the store quickly, without saying a single word, as if that way I could erase that shameful situation. Outside, I started walking around the village, visiting all the buildings without any reason. I saw the houses as always, their stone walls, wooden roofs and the same sound of the wooden planks when the people stepped on them. And the houses were completely organized and clean. It was just a normal day in the village. Everyone was working on their stuff and everything was normal. I visited the library to see if I could get an interesting book to read, I also visited the smithy and talked to the smith for few minutes. I know we talked about something interesting but I don’t remember exactly what. I even sat next to a wheat plot just to see it. After an hour I went home and inside everything was normal. My wife was in the kitchen slicing some vegetables for the dinner and my son was playing in the backyard. Everything was organized too, the chairs of the table, the beds, all the clothes were in its place and even the kitchen was clean.
I went to my bedroom and placed the things I had bought on my wooden shelf and I took the book, I sat down on a chair and started reading. It was an interesting book. It was about the different creatures that existed in the kingdoms. It talked about their biology, nature and different minds. I stayed there reading for about an hour.
At four o’clock, I equipped my stuff; my bow, my arrow bag filled with arrows, my three knives and my bag in case of finding something useful. I left home, with the purpose of looking for animals to hunt or, as a second option, to go and visit another village to find more weapons or to go to the forest or the lake, but instead of that I walked around the village again for about an hour, looking if something had changed but as always I found nothing. Then I just entered the tower of the village. It was a tall tower, made of stone and it was a good place to practice archery and also I could see if there were some animals near to hunt.
Then I went upstairs until I reached the top of the tower. I looked around, but I saw nothing. There were no animals or something special. I only saw the desert far away in the north and the road to the Castle Elencore. I pointed to the sky with the bow and shot an arrow to a random place. It hit a bird.
“At least I have something to eat,” I thought.
But when I was going to go and get the bird I saw a little figure of a person running from the desert to the village. I looked at the desert again. There was a huge dust cloud there. I thought it was a sandstorm so I didn’t pay so much attention to it because those sandstorms never reached the village.
I tried to locate from the tower, the place where the bird had fallen. I wanted to go and get it quickly. For a moment I looked again at the desert and I saw that sandstorm closer.
“This is new,” I thought, while I kept staring at it.
Suddenly I saw a bright, coming from the sandstorm. It got closer very quickly. After a few seconds I noticed it was an arrow coming to me. I dodged as fast as he could and I saw the arrow completely nailed on the hard stone of the tower.
“What was that?” I asked desperately.
I looked at the sandstorm one more time and I saw it better. I saw some rock figures but they were like people and they had swords and bows. I remembered the book in that moment but I had no time to think. I breathed heavily and with all my force I shouted as loud as I could.
“Hey! Watch out! We’re being attacked!”
All the villagers, organized and doing all what they had to in a quiet way, suddenly became another dust cloud. Some of them locked the houses and others just ran away as if there was nothing else to live for. I shocked and my reaction was to take my bow and start shooting arrows as crazy from the top of the tower.
While I was shooting at them, I tried to remember what I had read in the book. It said how they were called. My shooting skills worked so well killing some of them but they were too many.
I heard a noise behind me. It was another dust cloud. I pointed at them thinking it was another group of enemies but it wasn’t. Fortunately, I didn’t shoot at them because it was the King and his knights. I stopped shooting arrows for a while and saw the exciting fight between our enemies and the King while I kept trying to remember the name of the enemies.
I realized they were very strong and powerful then I took my bow again and continued shooting as crazy. I thought we were winning but suddenly I felt a kind of earthquake which made me fell onto the tower floor. I stood up as fast as I could and I looked down.
I noticed our enemies had destroyer the base of the tower and it was falling like a tree. I gave up and I thought it was my end while I was falling. I just saw a light and my vision became black when I remembered the name of the enemies.
Do you remember that Drake liked to compose music?
Here are the themes:
Next themes will be released soon.