|Sands of Time
Author: Winged Shinobi PM
The Prelude to Secret Eternal Love. Basically, the life of Pharaoh Atemu from when he was a little kid. He has this servant that was born on the same day as he was. Who is she? I dont know... Try reading if you want to know. COMPLETE! YamiOCRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 24,435 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 08-11-04 - Published: 07-03-04 - Status: Complete - id: 1945145
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Atemu's Queen: hi everyone this is my second romance/angsty ficcy!!! I'm still new to fan fiction so be nice to me…
Yami: ::reads the title:: "Sands of Time"… the prequel to "Secret Eternal Love"…..
Atemu's Queen: yeah you tell 'em pharaoh…now say my disclaimer….
Yami: ahem!! Atemu's Queen of Egypt does not own Yu-gi-oh.
Atemu's: GREAT!!!! NOW ENJOY!!!!
"Pharaoh Akunumkanon!!! You must come quickly!!" cried Shimon.
The short old man rushed the pharaoh to where the queen was. When they entered the room, the queen lay in bed exhausted. The queen's strength waned after all the labor she went through just to bear a small child. So there she laid, waiting for her husband, waiting to pass on to the afterlife. The child was really small for a baby, it lay asleep in the queen's arms. Akununkanon ran to the queen's side, and held her hand.
"You should be proud Akunumkanon… I was finally able to bear a child…" said the queen weakly. She took a breath and stared at her newborn. "It's a boy…don't worry about a name…I want to call him Atemu."
"You should not move, let alone speak, your exhausted…you should rest…" said Akunumkanon.
The queen sighed slowly and said, "Present Atem to the people, he shall be a great king just like you someday…"
"Your weak right now…you need to rest…."
The queen's eyes began to tear, she stared at her husband for a moment. He stared back at her. It took about a minute or so for Akunumkanon to figure out what was going to happen. She was ready to die.
"No, you must not die!! Not yet!!" cried Akunumkanon, "You must live to see your son Atem grow!!"
"You have to let me grow, my job in this world is done." Said the queen, "I bear the next pharaoh for our kingdom. Don't worry…I will watch him grow…in the afterlife…"
With those final words, the queen took her final breath and passed on to the afterlife. Akunumkanon leaned towards her and gave his wife a final kiss on the forehead. He then turned to the child who finally woke up. Shimon ran towards the pharaoh's side to see the child.
"Bless my heart!! Crimson red eyes like the sun on a sunset!! This a miracle my lord, a blessing of Ra!!" exclaimed Shimon.
"Atemu…" whispered Akunumkanon, "You shall walk the pyramids someday…"
"The pharaoh's successor has been born!!" yelled Shimon, "Quickly Akunumkanon!! You must present the newborn prince to the people!!!"
Akunumkanon carried his son to the balcony to present to the people. The small child took a small glance at the golden pendant that was around the pharaoh's neck, the Millennium Puzzle. Akunumkanon noticed his son staring at it.
"Ah. You shall inherit that when you become pharaoh, my son, but now the people of Egypt shall greet you."
They reached the balcony, where the whole city gathered to see the new prince. Akunumkanon watched the people wait eagerly to see the prince. He lifted his son so that all could see the tiny baby. He cried out to his people, "People of Egypt!! I give to you the future pharaoh!! Behold Prince Atemu!!!" The people cheered and welcomed him to the world.
As the people cheered for their prince, another child has been brought into the world. Somewhere near the palace, inside of the servant's sanctuary, home of the palace servants, a baby girl was born.
"Miss Yukina look!! It's a girl!!"
The one called Yukina was lying in bed. She too bore a child, a baby girl. All the labor tired her out. Now she was lying there, with her newborn daughter beside her. A young girl with brown hair came up to Yukina. This young girl was Yukina's sister, Miu.
"Miss Yukina…" said Miu.
Yukina smiled at Miu and said, "How many times must I ask you not to call me 'miss'? You are my sister, so why don't you call me by my own name??"
"Yukina, what are you going to call her?" asked Miu.
Yukina sat up from the bed ; she began to regain her strength. For one moment, she stared at a bracelet, which was on her right arm. The bracelet was given to her by her husband, a man called Takanori.
"Miss Yukina?" asked Miu once more.
"Takanori and I have already found a name." Said Yukina.
"I spoke to him that night, before he died." Said Yukina, "When I told him I was pregnant, he rejoiced. He said that if it was a boy we would name him Hiro, and if it was a girl we would name her Rena. So in memory of Takanori…I name my daughter Rena…"
"Rena…. That's a pretty name…" said Miu.
As the two servants watched Rena fall asleep, Pharaoh Akunumkanon entered the Servant's Sanctuary holding Atemu. Both Miu and Yukina bowed down to the pharaoh.
Pharaoh Akunumkanon gave a gesture meaning that they could up. He looked to the bed from where Yukina was lying down, and saw the baby Rena.
"Yukina, when did you bear this little girl?" asked Akunumkanon.
"Just today my lord." Replied Yukina, "Her name is Rena."
"Rena…so you gave her the name that Takanori wanted."
Yukina flinched when he mentioned Takanori's name. She asked him, "Takanori told you about my child?"
"Takanori was a brave man. He fought and died for his people." Said Akunumkanon gravely, "He shall watch your daughter grow in the afterlife."
Miu looked at the pharaoh. She had a puzzled look on her face. She wondered why the pharaoh himself would send greetings to her older sister who was a mere servant in the royal palace. She looked at him from head to toe, and noticed that he was carrying a small child about Rena's age. The child was fast asleep in his large arms. Akunumkanon noticed she was looking at his son and smiled.
"Yukina, Miu you serve me valiantly." Said the pharaoh, "I shall give the two of you a break. Yukina, you must be very tired after all that labor, you can return to work anytime you wish. After all, you have a daughter to raise am I not correct? And Miu, you must aid your big sister, she needs your help."
"My lord!" said Yukina, "Thank you so much!"
"Anyway, I want you to meet my new son, Atemu." Said the Pharaoh, "The queen passed away after bearing him, so I have to raise him alone. Bring Rena to the newborn's chamber, you can take care of Rena there. I shall take my son there as well, Mahado shall take care of him."
"Thank you your grace." Said Yukina, "I am forever in your debt."
Pharaoh Akunumkanon left the Servant's Sanctuary, and brought Atem to the newborn chamber. There was a young boy waiting for him, a boy by the name of Mahado. Akunumkanon gave his son to Mahado, and ordered him to take care of him. Mahado gave him a nod, and his word for protecting the young prince. The pharaoh then left the room, to return to his duty.
Very shortly, Yukina and Miu entered the room with Rena. They spotted Mahado who gave them orders from the pharaoh.
"Miss Yukina, the pharaoh has asked me to put Rena and Prince Atemu in the same bed area. Because of so many newborns in the palace, there is limited space, so the pharaoh wants Rena and the prince in the same area." Said Mahado.
"Thank you Mahado." Replied Yukina. She walked over to where the little prince lay. This time he was wide-awake, but he didn't cry. He just lay there staring at Yukina with his crimson purple eyes. Yukina placed Rena next to him. Rena began to move a little, resulting in her awakening. Everyone just stood there staring at Atemu and Rena, who were staring at each other. Then Atem crawled towards Rena, and touched her face. Rena smiled and touched his face.
"This is strange…" said Miu, "I thought that they would cry but…"
They were playing with each other. Two babies, born on the same day, are playing with each other. One a servant, the other a royal prince. When a baby is born they all expected for it to cry, but these two babies are laughing.
"But…they're both…" said Mahado, "laughing…"
"Strange…" said Yukina, "Very strange."
Atemu's Queen: ahhhh how sweet…
Yami: laughing newborns…that's a new one…
Atemu's Queen: well if you read this then I need a review!!! So person, go review!!!!
Yami: why are you calling the readers persons??
Atemu's Queen: …….