THE HOURGLASS TURNS SO DOES MY LIFE, The sunshine wakes me up from the soft linen covers; the smile on my face broadens. Today is a new day with a baggage full of tasks to do. The wake up gong is hit; the time has come to do all the personal chores. And as I wake up my mother’s sound resounds in the room. “Good morning darling, get ready my sweetheart. It’s a special day for the kingdom” mom said.
‘Oh! Yes, I totally forgot about the dragon fest day, mom, I am up and will meet you downstairs ASAP” I screamed excitedly. I got ready, tried on some designer clothes for the perfect day, like a kleptomaniac and stumbled down the long hallway, with red carpet covering every inch of the floor and the beautiful wall hangings, the photos of the ancestors, lined with huge ribbons giving an extra effect to their beauty. The magnificent doors opened, and let me in to the lush green royal garden, covered with colours flowing everywhere like water. I saw the king and queen sitting on the housetop with creepers claiming the pillars.
I walked to them and sat on the cold soft cushions. “Good morning father, how are you doing?” I questioned. I saw almost half the bodyguards of mom and half of my father’s bodyguards standing as still as a statue. This was some kind of order to them, I thought how much painful it might be for them to stand for a whole day and walk around with the same person to work for them to get some pity wages for the whole month. “All going well, there is something I need to tell you, I wanted to discuss it with you from long ago, but I actually never got enough time for my daughter. I am really sorry dear if you are disappointed due to me.But first I would like to know if you ever have felt something odd: sparks, flashbacks or something kind of a ‘déjà vu’ you can even tell if you ever heard something special, something that you never have heard before, something magical”, The king stated.
I was astonished, was this a sudden turn in my life. Why was the king acting so insecure, was a secret of my life hidden from me? What was my relation with magic? Will I not live a normal life? ; All these questions raced past my already heavy head. I came out of the trauma “No my Lord, I have never been through any feelings such as this, not even heard odd things such as magic.” I waited patiently for the king’s revert, and as if after a bad long day the king spoke sadistically, “There is something I need to talk to you about, something relating to your birth”. The king might have seen my expression change but he continued unaffected, “You are the only child of ours, so, this is important for you to know. You were born to us normally, as in such with no physical abnormalities, but after about a week you were born, we got striking information that you were partially from the wizarding world and partially from the human.” I blabbered in between “umm, I actually did not get what you are talking about, not even about magic or not even something that you told about …ahh…the world of something.” The king pointed out “the wizarding world, it’s the world in which wizards live, where people learn magic and experience different life from that of humans.
The wizarding world has many schools, for teaching exemplary magic to the gifted children. Headed by the headmaster and former chief of ministry ‘Carter Kane’, blessed with a huge, castle like school the most famous is The Ivelry School of Ivory Witchcraft and Wizardry, where the best of the magicians come out with wonders to do.
Apart from these all fantasies is our world, the world of the humans. This world does not use magic, or not even huge magical schools to learn in. The life lived by the humans is normal and simple with best schools of informative learning. And you are born to this world.
I was suddenly not feeling well, my stomach lumbered as if I did just come out of a ghost well or as if I were falling from a long tree. I don’t know what happened, everything turned black around me, and I stumbled with the weight of the world around me.
My eyelids were heavy, but I was able to take in the objects in my surrounding. I understood that I was at the medical hub; I could see doctors running all over with medicines, taking care of the injured and sick. I was happy to acknowledge that my kingdom had one of the most sincere and experienced doctors around the countries. I shacked myself and rose to look at my mother and father standing tensed next to me. My mother looked tensed and scared; her smile arose as she saw me well.
My mother the beautiful queen of Mawsworl had married my father an year before I was born. She astonished my father’s kingdom with her wit and bravery. And the people were happy to have a queen like her who would never sleep until their problems were solved.
All I knew was that I had been born with her qualities, the same hazel eyes, long smooth blond hair, sturdy height, and all the well her smartness. I would also consider that I also had some of my father’s traits, the bravery, and the leadership qualities.
And looking at my parents standing all weary in front of me, I felt to budge my head somewhere.
At last, I spoke “I am fine mother just a little drowsy.” “I just fainted after hearing all that”. My father exclaimed “I am sorry dear; I had been too fast with the predictions of you understanding such conspiracies.” “I am really sorry”.
After spending a whole long morning on the bed I felt tired and less energetic. So I picked up my leather coat and staff and walked out of the room. Suddenly, I got banged heads on with my friend Shawn. “Are you alright, came to hear about you late, so came running, where are you off too?” he asked tensed. I thought of telling him everything my parents told me, I shared every happenings of the day with my friend but now I hesitated of sharing about something I too was not clear about. I thought of leaving the table turned.