I felt a warmth spread throughout mt entire body. The feeling felt so familiar but I couldn't remember where I felt it before. I opened my eyes slowly. I figured I would be back in the hospital but I guess my time in Egypt isn't yet over so it looks like I will be here for a while. I looked down and saw that the necklace I wore in the present is now around my neck. Could this be what saved me from death? Nothing is making sense to me at all. I noticed I was alone so I got up and went out to the balcony. Who knew they had balconies in ancient Egypt?
"Such a beautiful night. I only wish they had open skies like this back home. It's so beautiful. I can actually see the stars here. At home lights line up just about every street which makes it's just about impossible."
"I am glad to see you are feeling better Akusa."
I turned to see Yami coming toward me.
"Oh yes. Much. Where did this necklace come from?"
He smiled and came beside me. "The healers actually made that. It was the only way they could save you. They said they each infused some of their own life energy into each one of those stones. Now that it is around your neck your life energy is now infused with it. Which means you are to never take this off. If you do then..."
"I think I already know what you were going to say. You do not have to worry. I will keep it on until the day I die."
He smiled. "There is something I would like to talk to you about. Will you meet me in the garden tomorrow morning?"
"Yes of course Your Highness.."
He smiled. "Then I will see you tomorrow morning. Sleep well." He kissed my hand gently and then left.
I took one last look at the stars and then settled into bed.. "If memory serves me well I think I know what he is going to ask me. I only hope I'm still around tomorrow morning." I closed my eyes and fell into a dreamless sleep.
I woke up to the sun shining in through the large opening in the wall. I almost forgot there weren't any doors separating the rooms from the balconies like we have back home. I got out of bed, stretched, and got ready. Surprisingly enough I knew where the garden was without ever having been there since I arrived. Guess I knew more than I thought I did. If that makes any sense at all. As expected Yami was waiting for me.
"Good morning Akusa. I hope you slept well."
"Yes I did. I almost forgot how beautiful this place was. I remember how much we used to come and play here as kids. I must say I do miss those days."
"Yes I do too. I did enjoy our time here as a child."
"It is a shame I will not be spending much time with you once you become the Pharaoh."
"What is it that you mean? Why would you not see me or spend time with me?"
"The Pharaoh ha a lot of duties he must attend to and he cannot be sidetracked by childhood friends. Of course that does not mean he cannot see them once in a while but not all the time. That is what your father told you is it not?"
"Yes it is but you know what he also told me? He also said that if I truly cared for a childhood friend I would keep them by my side forever. Especially if they were a female."
"Yes and what does that have to do with me?"
"Akusa." He took both my hands in his. "I wish to make you my queen. I want to keep you by my side forever. You mean more to me than any earthly thing I possess.. So will you accept my offer? Will you agree to rule with me over this kingdom ans will you allow me to make you the happiest bride in the world?"
"Yes. I cannot tell you how often I have wanted to tell you my true feelings. I have liked you since we were children but I was so afraid to tell you."
"Because I was worried it would ruin our friendship. It has never been heard of before. A prince should marry someone with royal blood. Not someone who had a father that wove baskets and sold them in the marketplace. And because I was worried you did not feel the same way."
"Of course I feel the same way. I always have. Believe it or not I have felt that way for about as long as you have. I was only afraid my father would not approve of this. He had never mentioned me marrying anyone before but I figured he would want me to marry someone he selected. I want to marry someone I know and get along with. I want marry you."
"I already said yes did I not? You do not have to be so dramatic." I gave him smile and he pulled me a against his chest. Naturally I closed my eyes. When I opened them again I was back in the hospital.