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One Long Trail – Chapter 2

One Long Trail

Author: Alex Bruno (Ghana)  |  10 Part Story

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5,000 – 5,500 Words  |  Mystery, Adventure, African

Chapter 2

Deal Or No Deal

Young Accepts To Help Meba.

He scrutinized it from North to South, East to West, barely able to believe his eyes.

Just two years older than Meba, the twenty-eight-year-old guy, Young and all other youths had heard tales of what lay outside their village Goha, but never knew for sure.

Maps and other educative materials, encouraged and made available by their loving King Kong were all confiscated and destroyed by the King’s evil brother, King Kang, who happened to be the father of the pretty Meba. Gradually, Young’s eyes drew to the face of Meba. “Do I have your attention now?” Meba said. “Yes, you damn well do. Care to explain yourself?” he demanded.

“I need your help. The village needs your help…”, “Help with what?” he rudely interrupted. “To bring back the rightful king – my uncle not my father – to the throne, and end this calamity on the land”. “We have been smitten for so long and you have seen the map”. “Why me?” Young challenged. “I’m no warrior!” “This is not a fight the warriors can win. Besides, they all work for my father. You are a well-learned young man and the son of the rightful King’s friend. “Your wisdom surpasses any other person’s, so please help us”.

“You sound fed up as a princess”. Young said sceptically. “Why shouldn’t I be?” Meba fired back. “It’s not my rightful place, besides, who would want to be a princess in a village where people die every day, and also gets locked up like a prisoner, all for the sake of protection?” Something in her voice told him she wasn’t childding about anything. “You are the chosen one”, she insisted “And I’m coming with you!” She finished with a sigh of finality. At that point, Young knew he had no choice. “Fine”, he said. “Tell me what you have been thinking”.

Thousands of miles away, King Kong was sleeping under a Baobab tree, deep in the forest of Roka where he had been a prisoner of his brother for ten years. Born to the late King Basa and his two wives Dia-di and Omba, Kong was born of the younger wife, Omba five months before Kang, born of Dia-di, the first wife. The late King Basa was a man well-loved by all and sundry. He ruled the land for over forty years in peace and prosperity, to the envy of the neighbouring villages. That was how life was until the birth of the two sons.

The once lovely and peaceful palace turned into a battlefield over who would be King in his stead. Dia-di and her son Kang wanted so much to inherit the throne, whiles Omba and Kong didn’t care who became King as long as peace reigned. However, King Basa, Knowing Kong was the rightful heir to his throne, crowned him King before he passed away.

To Be Continued…….. 

[Author: Alex Bruno (Ghana), ©The Telescope International. All Rights Reserved.]

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Table Of Contents

The  Truth

Guy Young sees the secret about Goha.

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Deal Or No Deal

Young accepts to help Meba.

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A Fearful Ride

Meba and Young find their way out of Goha.

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The Blackout

Meba becomes lifeless on their arrival to Amune.

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Meba’s Disappearance

Princess Meba’s disappearance – A worry to the people of Goha.

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A Night Expedition

Young and the old man have a good night time interaction.

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Echoes Of The Sacred ‘Ofor’

What happened beyond the stony path?

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A Secret To The Throne

The ultimate legacy of the throne to be revealed.

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Beyond The Journey

Meba’s enthusiasm to get the ‘ofor’.

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A New King Is Chosen

Young becomes the rightful heir to the throne.

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