Here is the second chapter to my story. Hope you enjoy it.
I’ll try to get Chapter 3 out this weekend.
CHAPTER 02: THE DARK TIMES
“And that’s why we have to wear diapers. Right Grandma?” 10 year old Amy asks.
“Yes sweetheart” Prudence says “That’s the main reason why you and your sister wear diapers. But that was just the beginning. Anyway, can I continue?”
Amy nods and Grandma Prudence continues the story.
“Where did I leave off?” She asks.
“The King was flurrious Grandma” Patience chimed
“It’s not flurrious it’s furious Dear” Grandma says chuckling. “It means he was really mad.”
“But why Grandma?” The child asked.
“Shhhhhh Patience, She is gonna tell us” Amy snaps.
“Continue please Grandma.”
The King was furious. Not only were girls who had magic affected but non magical girls were affected as well. All girls under 20 were now wearing diapers again.
Something HAD to be done.
Bellamy immediately began working on a cure for what his daughter had done.
When she was strong enough Luna went before the King. The young woman knelt in front of him. The King loved Luna like a daughter but knew she had to be punished.
“How do you think I should punish you?” The old King asked.
“Your Majesty, I would not dare to know anything about the King’s Justice. Only Your Grace would know what is best.” Luna started to sob. “I feel terrible about what I’ve done. I was wrong. If you spare my life I promise you I will work with my father to find a cure.” Luna said.
“That was my plan all along my dear.” The great King said gently. “ However, in addition to helping your father, you will change every diaper in this castle. Every handmaiden,every cook, every girl or lady affected by your spell will have their diaper changed by you until a cure is found.” The King commanded.
“Yes, Your Majesty,” Luna said.
There was more than one woman at court. The queen had died while giving birth to their son but the King did have 3 daughters. Each of them had 2 handmaidens. There were 2 female cooks and 3 washerwomen. A lot of diapers to change. How would she ever find the time to help her father? She knew better than to argue.
Bellamy and his daughter worked for months on a cure while Albus served the King in his father’s place. Finally they were able to find a cure but sadly it wasn’t a total cure. All non magical females were cured while the magical females started to potty train between 18 and 20. Female magic would forever be more powerful but harder to control. Women would gain full control over their magic when they became potty trained.Enchanted diapers were created to help girls control their magic and the kingdom settled down and found a new normal.
Then the Dark Times came.
Lord Alaric, of the southern province of Dira, massed an army in revolt against the King.
Alaric believed the King was becoming too old and soft. He believed Luna should have been punished more severely than she was. Alaric’s wife and 3 daughters were rendered incontinent because of Luna’s spell.
The great King Eric rode his army southward to meet Lord Alaric. Bellamy and Albus went with him. This left Luna behind to protect Henry, the King’s newborn son and heir, and the King’s 3 daughters.
The great King and her brother were never seen again. Bellamy was weak from the fight and was barely able to make it back to the castle after turning himself into a hawk.
He collapsed and fell to the ground. As he lay dying in his daughter’s arms he said
“You must take the children and flee. Alaric will be here in a matter of days.”
“No father, I will make a stand here.”
“Listen to me child, take my staff and the children and GO”
With his last ounce of strength, the old wizard leans up and kisses his daughter’s cheek and whispers something in her ear. Luna’s eyes fill with tears as her father dies.
Luna picks up her father’s staff.
I never thought I’d get this.” She thought. “This was supposed to go to my brother” Tears filled her eyes again as she looked at the staff. She wiped them again as a thought came into her mind.
“I am Luna. Daughter of Bellamy who was the son of Merlin. I am the last of my line and I must protect this.” The voice of her father and the last words he said to her began to ring in her ears. She then got up and prepared for her journey.
The next morning she mounted her horse and, along with the royal children and a few of her fathers magical knights called Mystics,left the castle. They were never seen or heard from again.
Alaric rode into the city a few days later and crowned himself King. He searched the kingdom far and wide for Luna and the children.
“I want them found” He yelled. “Bring them to me.”
The orb shows a big man, black hair and beard and big red eyes. The girls scream in unison.
“That was scary.” Patience explained.
“It sure was” Amy said
“There is nothing to fear my dears. That happened long ago.” Prudence says
“Uh Grandma? I think I got a little too scared.” Patience said blushing.
“Did you have an accident dear?”
The girl nods shyly and blushes. “Sorry. I didn’t mean to. Will you change me?”
“Of course dear” Prudence stands up and holds out her hand. “Come on, let’s go change. Amy we wil be right back.”
After Grandma and Patience leave Amy springs up out of bed and goes to her dresser. She opens a drawer and pulls out a fresh Pull Up.
“Little sister, You aren’t the only one who got a little scared”
A few minutes later with everyone tucked back into bed Grandma continues her story.
Alaric became King and he began his reign of terror. Taxes went up. Lawlessness was rampant throughout the land. The magical schools remained open but girls with magic were restricted to how much they could learn. Those caught learning or teaching restricted magic were punished with death or imprisonment.
But there was hope.
On the one year anniversary of his coronation the king threw a grand tournament to celebrate. Suddenly the clear skies were covered in black clouds. A voice came from everywhere
“ALARIC, ENJOY YOUR REIGN. ONE DAY THE SON OF KING ERIC WILL RETURN WITH THE HELP OF BELLAMY’S DAUGHTER.”
The clouds soon parted and the skies cleared. Everyone wondered what had just happened.
The images in the orb begin to move forward through time.
Things stayed bad in the kingdom. Alaric died but his bloodline continued. Sons followed fathers on the throne and each king was just as bad if not worse than the last. The people were miserable but they remembered the prophecy. They told each other in secret that they would be free one day.
Soon 500 years had passed since the fall of King Eric.
The kingdom was more modern than it once was. Though not completely. Alaric had the entire kingdom of Maraeza cut off from the outside world. He only allowed a minimum of modernization. It is in this world that your mother and her friends had their big adventure and set the kingdom free and now I will tell you about them.