Almost The Whole World In My Hands
I sat down.
I couldn’t believe it; father was dying. The royal staff sat around me in their elegant black and gold robes.
“You know this is wrong, right?” I said looking at them sourly
“Sire, tis tradition.” My servants murmured altogether
“To Hell with tradition!” I screamed “You don’t recognize the sin you are making me commit!”
“Your country needs you sire.” whispered one of the younger maids
I leapt up from the chair in the hallway and began to walk down the hall. My entourage followed.
“Letting a teenager lead our country.” whispered a maid “Great sin indeed.”
I turned around in a flash. I was perfectly allowed and capable to question myself! But no other was even allowed to think that!
“Who said that?!” I screeched angrily as I turned around
My question was answered with a slap to the face from my Mother.
“I’ll lead the kingdom until you come of age.”
I sighed and sat down.
I was coming of age in a week.
“God help us all.” I whispered.
The Empire of Persia would never be the same.