Fiction

IT IS MINE

There lived a king who was very rich. His wealth was a great mystery and no one could understand it either. Every thing worked for him and he was the greatest that had lived at that time.

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He had so many servants and had everything done whenever and however he wanted it.

When he was about to die, he called his only son who happened to be his only child and touched his head. He said “I transfer what I have to you. Do this to all your children and make sure it passes down from generation to generation”.

After the king died, a war broke out which caused the entire kingdom to go into slavery. Fortunately, for the Late King’s son, he was able to escape captivity. One of the armies who was assigned to watch over him told him that there was something upon him that makes him (the army) feel like setting him (the prince) Free.

He said he had a dream the night before the war broke out and saw that there was a very big and tall person, dressed in white and holding a golden sword beside him (the prince). He said he saw this big person killing anything or anyone that tried to harm him (the prince). Then surprisingly, after the dream, that morning he was told by their commander to be in charge of the capturing of the prince.He went on to tell the prince that the moment they had the prince captured, he kept having flash backs to the dream and that he’d rather lose his job than to be killed and that he knows that it’s either he sets the prince free and loses his job or get killed by the big person who guards the prince, so the prince could be free.

He planned the night of escape and everything went successfully.

After the escape was done the prince ran far and found himself in a desert looking place. No food, no water, no family, just him alone.

He went on like that for 2 days. He was so hungry and weak that he began to wish he never escaped at least he was given food in the prison even though it was tasteless as it seemed far better than his present condition.

On the night of that particular day, he had a dream and he saw his late father, the king, in a place that looked worse than a desert. In fact there was no air in that place. But his father remained calm and with the very last breath he had, he screamed…. “I have all things that I need…..” and immediately the environment began to change and the atmosphere changed. And in no time, the entire place began to turn into a paradise as he stretched forth his hands and spoke. It was at this point the prince woke up.

He immediately remembered that his father had transferred what he had to him (the prince) before he (the father and late king) had died. All the while the prince never knew what his father had transferred to him until he had the dream.

So he got up with the little strength he had left, knowing now that he was far better of in the desert than in the captivity of his enemy.

As he spoke aloud, “I have all that I need!” he began to turn around and low his eyes caught a glimpse of a near by village. He had never looked in that direction through out the 2 days he had spent on that spot.

It was as if some strength came inside of him and he began to move towards the village. When he got to the village he met a villager who showed him sincere and genuine hospitality and took him into his home, and gave him a small piece of land to farm, and in just 2 years he was so successful. His crops were the best and most sort after by the villagers and residents of neighboring villages.

He moved into his own house, acquired more expanse of land, employed servants and got married to the daughter of the man who had taken him in, in just 2 years. He grew old and when he was about to die he called his most loyal servant and placed him in charge of every thing he had because his wife was unable to conceive a child.

He told the servant the story behind his success and what his father had passed into him. And then he said aloud “I transfer what I have to you. Do this to all your children and make sure it passes down from generation to generation” and then he died”.

This servant was so happy and claimed it. He did 8times better than the late prince, his master who had just died.

But something happened. 10 years later, a boy of about 12 years old strolled into the house of the late prince.

When this servant saw him and enquired of him the reason why he came, he said “my mother said this is my house”.

He looked at the woman standing by the boy with surprise and then she spoke out saying “ do you remember me? 2 years before your master died he sent you to me. Can you remember the concubine he sent you to pay off? I am the one. I was pregnant but because I had already been paid off I decided to keep the baby all by myself. Well, here he is”

The servant became very angry and jealous and so he sent them away but they didn’t give up. They kept coming around until one day a servant to the new master who also served under the late prince called the boy and his mother outside and told them to stop coming. He said that the day the late prince died, he was very present and heard all that he told the cruel and greedy new master only if he knew he had a son. He told them everything.

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