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Chapter 9: Lineage

“Stay close to me” She whispered as I watched her going down the large marble stairs in the main hall. Mother held her head high as her hands were resting on her thighs. I walked right behind her and looked straight ahead. I felt the burning gaze of everyone, piercing trough me. Even though I am supposed to be more powerful then everyone present, I don’t feel like I am. The counsels were standing majestically right before us. I noticed that the two of them were female, they were blindingly beautiful. They both had had fiery eyes, a warm scarlet colour and had four wings. They had a radiating light around them and were very tall. The blonde Counsel started talking in a language I didn’t quite understand. Mother nodded and turned around facing me.

“Aelliana you are allowed in the Oreka if you can prove you are mine, an Echluëden.”

I have to prove? How do I do that? No one warned me about this, should I show my marks? But I can’t undress in front of them, its too dangerous!

A sudden voice startled me as I was in deep thoughts. It was coming from one of the Counsels. The four winged Counsel was speaking in a clear voice that echoed in every corner of the main hall “She is to bestow her transformation, her other half. Her gift of the Creator to the Areandria bloodline. What she is capable of doing to prove all present what she is.”

I looked at my mother for a sign of what I was supposed to do, but she didn’t look my way. She didn’t inform me by Ara either. The Counsel said something about transformation but what is that supposed to mean? Everyone was looking my way waiting for me to show a sign of my lineage. I decided to gather every little power I had in me to show them what I am! I could feel the doubt coming from everyone. Something started burning like a fireball in my chest my marks on my body lit up. And were seen trough my clothes. I stared at my hands amazed at the extend of my power. I didn’t know I could do that?! I looked at my mother and she gave a small nod of approval. I calmed down, yes this felt right! I have to this, I have to make this fire in me bigger and bigger! I have to embrace it! As I felt the marks  burning on my skin I felt my feet left the ground beneath me. My eyes still closed I tried to imagine my power, the fire within me. The same spark my mother had, I felt connected. I wanted to show everyone present that I was hers, that I was my fathers daughter as well. I felt my skin burning like it was being ripped. I opened my eyes and saw my skin in light-golden marks. Everyone was looking at me in awe, my skin didn’t feel like my own. As if I was placed in someone else’s body. but as the minutes passed it felt strangely familiair.  My hair was much longer and my locks were floating in the air because of the heat that my body gave off. I looked at it once more and noticed my hair was even a different colour, it was silver!

“Come down child” said the four winged women with golden hair. “You have proven your lineage.”

I calmed down and let the fire in me burn out. My hair went back to its normal colour and felt my feet back on the vast ground. I opened my eyes and looked at the Counsels, confident.

One of the Counsels was wearing a veiled mask, you couldn’t even see its eyes. The person was even taller then the four winged women. I was guessing that he was male because the person had the broadest shoulders I have ever seen in my life. From his back you could see his large tails, they were white. He was also holding a large black staff where the tip was wrapped in a piece of cloth. I think that its some kind of weapon because it looked quite heavy.

“Its time!” said the masked one.

“We will soon open the gates, please proceed and sit down. Once closed you cannot enter or leave. Those present proceed accordingly.” said the other four winged women. Lord Rahziel wasn’t here yet, I was getting  anxious. Did something happen to him?

The Counsels extended their hands and in a second opened a gate in our main hall, a large blinding light came from the gate and everyone moved towards it as if it was the most normal thing. I hesitated for a moment just because mother wasn’t moving forward yet. “We will enter last” said mother by Ara. Relieved to hear that, I started looking around, moving my eyes trough the crowd looking for Lord Rahziel. But I couldn’t see him anywhere.

“Aelliana, lets go.” said mother, and we started moving towards the gate. I think it was some kind of protection. The Counsels created a dimension within a dimension to prevent outsiders from entering. I didn’t  knew this was even possible. The Oreka was strictly forbidden for those not permitted and only a handful of people get to attend. As we walked in we entered a great hall. It looked like a stadium, like a large marble amphitheater. Everyone was sitting in a circle -like structure within a field. We were outside trees surrounded the marble circle-like structure. It was obviously a  temporary dimension, you could feel the imbalance.

Everyone sat down. Mother and I together with the Counsels were seated across the marble structure. Where we could see everyone seated in front of us. On front row the most powerful of the dimensions were seated, it was obvious that their seating was ranked. One of the robed Counsels lifted their hand and closed the gate. Everyone fell silent as they watched us waiting for the Oreka to begin.

“Welcome, today is an exceptional gathering. Most of you have been hearing rumors about certain matters. Today we will discuss in what extend they are true.” said the man in the dark grey robes. Mother told me once what they were named, The Counsels. Each one of them had a name, which only a few knew of.

Suddenly a hard wind blew my hair in the air, as if a storm was coming our way. Everyone started gripping their hats and garments to prevent them from flying away. The Counsels didn’t even flinch, so was mother. A large black hole appeared on the ground in front of us, like a portal. Knowing that only the Counsels were able to open one in this dimension, I thought that it must be their doing. But instead Lord Rahziel appeared from the ground like a majestic dark angel.

“Pardon my intrusion, I hope that I am not too late?” Said Lord Rahziel with a playful smile while standing right in front of us.

“Well, where is my seat?” Continued Lord Rahziel, as he was walking towards us.

“You can find your own seat Rahziel, we aren’t that surprised for you to be late. We are used to the dramatic entrance by now.” Said the masked one annoyingly.

“I’ll sit wherever I want then. Pardon my lady is it alright if I sit next to you?” he said while standing right in front of me. I didn’t know what to say but instead I nodded.

“Thank you, Lady Aelliana.” Said Lord Rahziel and he blinked his fingers and a chair appeared next to me and sat down. He was dressed differently then usual. He had excellent taste. But this time he was even more eye catching then usual. His eyes were a mesmerizing deep ocean blue, flecks of silvery light shone when he moved his face.  His face was strong and defined. He had dark eye brows, which sloped downwards in a serious expression. A prominent jaw curved gracefully around and the strength of his neck showed in the twining cords of muscle that shaped his entire body; strong arms, bold thighs and calves, and a firm chest. He was unlike any other living creation. I could go on and on and never stop staring at him. He noticed my gaze and turned his face slightly to my direction. “You look beautiful.” he whispered with his usual playful smile. I froze instantly and felt blood rushing to my cheeks. I turned my gaze to the crowd in front of me and was relieved that they were sitting way further away, hoping that no one noticed my weak moment.

Lord Rahziel’s smile had drawn into a hard line across his face when the Counsel with the grey robes stood from his seat and started the introduction of the Oreka -again.






It happens like this. 

One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else–closer to them than your closest family. Perhaps this person carries within them an angel–one sent to you for some higher purpose; to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. What you must do is trust in them–even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering–the reason for their presence will become clear in due time.”

Though here is a word of warning–you may grow to love this person but remember they are not yours to keep. Their purpose isn’t to save you but to show you how to save yourself. And once this is fulfilled; the halo lifts and the angel leaves their body as the person exits your life. They will be a stranger to you once more.


It’s so dark right now, I can’t see any light around me. 
That’s because the light is coming from you. You can’t see it but everyone else can.

Lang Leav – Love&Misadventure 


Chapter 4: Perfume

As we entered the castle I couldn’t help but notice a different scent. It was the most beautiful scent you could imagine, it pulled me in an ocean of music. Electrifying my whole existence.

“My Lady are you alright?”

I snapped out of it immediately as Isa’s voice sharpened my senses. What was that?  I think it was calling me.

“Don’t lose your focus.” said mother while she was walking ahead with a head held high. Everyone was watching her, and then their gazes turned to me.

“She is the heir, wasn’t the heir supposed to come on her own?”

“What is the Echluëden doing here? Is there a problem?!”

“Are they challenging The Jahangir?” Whispered someone to the veiled women next to him.- I recognized that language, it was Puriaen. They’re referring to the pure blood as the ruler of the worlds?! Hearing that I actually started to get really nervous, I was supposed to come alone and was glad I dragged mother into this too.

“Don’t let them sense your uneasiness. It will be alright!” A sudden voice reached my ears. It was mother, reaching out to me by Ara. She is right, I have to hold my head high. I am the heir of the Echluëden, I have to let them know to not question me.

Everyone was present, every created species that held power in all the dimensions. Long-lived creatures staring at me and judging me from head to toe. Now I understand why this gathering was so important, it was a chance to give a good and remembered first impression of myself. But now everyone was afraid, of my mother. Because she wasn’t supposed to be here.

Suddenly a huge door opened on the second floor, making a tremendous sound that echoed into the main hall where everyone was standing. Everyone looked up at where the sound was coming from.

“Lady Luciana, what a lovely surprise.” A deep but calm voice was resonating everywhere. Suddenly I sensed a shadow beside me, I turned my head to the left but it was gone. A chill ran down my spine, what was happening?!

Mother turned around and looked at the entrance from where we walked trough a while ago. A  tall broad-shouldered man, with a mop of dark almost black hair and heavy defined brows that were offset by a boyish grin stared at me. It was as if he was piercing trough my very own soul. A pair of eyes as the color of the depths of the ocean drew me in. That scent, I remembered this scent.

Everyone stepped aside as he walked towards our direction. Every step he took echoed in the hall, no one dared to make a sound. He didn’t lose his eye contact as he walked closer. Just a couple of steps away from us, he turned to mother. I felt blood running trough me as he walked closer. There was something wrong, definitely something wrong!

He stopped half a step from me and I looked up at him, how is this guy millions of years old?! He, he doesn’t even look old or to say ancient.

“Lord Rahziel, I apologize for the uninvited visit.”

“Don’t be, we have something to discus anyway. May I invite you for a drink?”

Mother gave a nod of approval. She took a step forward and I noticed that Isa wasn’t moving. I hesitated for a second.

“Aelliana, follow me.” Said mother to me by Ara. I followed mother but couldn’t stop staring at this tall figure walking ahead of us. His every step was so elegant and charismatic.

I couldn’t help but notice that his hair had slight waves in it. What was it that made me so infuriated with this person.

“Please, make yourselves comfortable.” said Lord Rahziel as he poured a glass for my mother. His every move was fast and charming.

“I suppose your preference hasn’t changed Lady Luciana.”

Mother nodded with a faint smile as she picked up her glass.

“What can I offer you my Lady? I suppose we haven’t had a proper introduction yet, Rahziel is the name.” Those eyes, staring into mine made me going ecstatic again. I had to keep my focus!

“Aelliana, my name is Aelliana. Its a pleasure to meet you.”

“The pleasure is all mine Lady Aelliana.” He gave a dreamy smile, and for an instance I smelled that beautiful perfume again.

He sat down right in front of my mother and I. He crossed his legs while his arms rested on the sides of a large armchair.

“This is a first! Both the Echluëden and her heir visiting my castle at the same time.”

“Lord Rahziel, I suppose you already know the reason of my visit.” Said mother with a sharp and clear voice.

“Yes, my Lady. I am already aware of the issues that has been caused by the warm-ones. I already have send notice to their Lord to resolve it.”

“The Councils have informed me to warn you. If this gets more out of hand I will have to step in.”- She paused for an instance. “Lord Rahziel, and no one wants it to come to that?” Mother looked at Lord Rahziel with eyes I never had seen before. It was a fierce and dominant look, she looked fearless.

“No need to be worried, disturbances like that always happen once in a while. But it resolves its self eventually. If it gets out of hand I will step in and make an end to it personally.”

“The century before a war erupted between the cold and warm-ones and you let it destroy an entire dimension. Don’t let it repeat again.” Said mother.

“I am not responsible for the wars that happen. It was the previous Echluëden’s job to maintain the balance, and she failed to do so.”

“Don’t you dare bring my mother into this. If you did interfered on time it wouldn’t had come to that, and that was YOUR responsibility Lord Rahziel!” Said mother while lifting her voice.

“Now now, no need to keep grudges. I won’t let it repeat again, this time its a different matter. An internal issue, Lord Arvien should be able to resolve it on his own.” Said Lord Rahziel calmly.

“I certainly hope so.” Said mother.