Disclaimer-I don't own Yu-Gi-Oh. So don't sue.
Beginning of My End
Mother has presented me with this diary to "write and express your feelings" and let it be an "emotional outlet" for an "attitude that is entirely inappropriate for a young princess of Egypt".
I am so sure that it is my tutor, Dendera, who is behind this "diary" scheme. Lately, she has been asking me to write one composition after another, and every time, she is never pleased. Perhaps she is trying to convince herself that a princess of Egypt simply cannot match wits with the daughter of a scribe? If that's true, I should have her beheaded. Is that going too far?
In all truth, it does not matter, because I do not even wield that sort of power. As much as people like to pretend that they care, I know that my opinion is not valued. It is a shame, then, that these fine sheets of papyrus must be wasted on me, when they could instead be used to forge a new alliance with some far off kingdom.
But Mother is absolutely adamant that I write in this book, so I have no choice. If I am to write about myself, I will have to start with my family.
My father is Pharaoh of Lower Egypt and my mother, the Lady Anisah, is his third and favorite wife out of a total seven. I have over fifty sisters and brothers, all children of his wives and countless concubines. I once asked my father if he knew exactly how many women he had bedded, but he was far too embarrassed to tell me.
My mother, on the other hand, is completely different. She was the eldest and only daughter of Count Fusani, a high standing noble whose title has since passed to my uncle. People closest to my mother love to tell me how, though she was pretty in appearance, was absolutely homely in comparison to my father's first two dazzling wives. Despite what others would call a setback, she rose in prominence due to her unmatched cleverness, a trait my father has prized above mesmerizing eyes and shiny hair.
It is this, and this alone, that has allowed her to remain in my father's favor and keep us in the palace beside him, even though she has bore him no other children after me. Father's First Wife Asetnafret has done absolutely everything she can to discredit Mama, but nothing so far has worked. After all, Mama is the one he trusts above all his other advisers. When he needs assistance deciphering treaties, forming agreements or even just understanding customs of other countries, Mama is always there for him.
Mother says that this is what I will need to learn when I take a husband, but I love to tell her that it is unnecessary unless I marry a prince. And that will never happen. Though Mother is Father's favorite wife, Asetnafret has taken care to make sure her children are Father's adored ones. It is they that will make the best marriages, the ones to kings and queens of other countries. I will be sixteen this coming spring but still, Father has made no preparations. I believe it is because I am one of the many who will be married off as a compensation to some noble making fussy, empty threats at court.
I am beginning to really hate writing in here. How lucky it is, that I am to be saved by my sisters! Kakra and Femi-who are knocking away as I write-have taken to horses recently, and I have been dying to get away from Dendera for days.
But before I go outside, I will write my name so that everyone will know this diary is of my property.
This is where I leave you, dear reader :) It is just a little story I felt like doing. Please leave me a review of what you think, mmkay? :)