Harappa ‘s lost seal -The Fire

It’s been a long time since I published anything related to this story.  I apologize for that.
One of my reader suggested, that if I put a little summary of the previous chapters it would be better.

STORY SO FAR…..
Chahel is the new Parama and his wife Swahayne belongs to warrior class.  The city is facing a grave situation , its constantly under attack by the Sumerans and productvity of crops have decreased. 
Swahayne is summoned and she is on her way towards the citadel.

You can check out
Chapter 3 here .

Chapter 4
The tension between them rose to a higher level.  Neither of them could utter a single word.  They kept staring at eacb other for minutes and before Chehl could say anything, someone knocked the huge teak wood door “Parama the council have summoned you. ”
The spell broke and he turned away,  the sweet words of love she anticipated were not spoken. “You can rest in my chamber,  I won’t be back before dinner. ”  My chamber,  she stomped couldn’t he say our chamber instead.
She left the hall after him looking for his mother.  She loved that lady like her own and even the lady adored her.  When she was little Parama Shree always told her that she would be her daughter-in-law. But things changed after marriage with Chahel. Peeking inside the lady’s room Swahayne couldn’t find her,  so she asked one of Parama shree’s maids about her whereabouts,  “Parama shree hasn’t returned since last night, ” she was told.
Moving around the villa turned into a chore for her.  The maids looked at her with suspicion. I practically didn’t jump here at the first chance , they had summoned me here . She thought while moving towards Chehl’s chamber. Near chamber door were two guards Who by no chance would let her in,  if she didn’t have his permission. Preoccupied in her thoughts she had already stepped closer to them and just like her wedding day.  The doors automatically opened for her,  the guards bowed and in unison announced “Parama Shree Swahayne,  Parama Chahel the XIth has asked you to station here if you wish to “. She nodded in approval and walked in,  a smile had already found its place in her lips.  The chamber was just the way as she had left them. Her favorite flowers decorated a vase.

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“When do you think should we attack? ” a tall , brusquely muscled man asked her. “When all the maids leave for their weekly holiday,  she’ll be alone,  Chahel has already been called for a meeting and Adrij has been sent to the outpost, “Dishra took a sip of a special Sumeran Wine “And don’t attack now let the fire swallow her”. The person talking to her didn’t look convinced “What if she escapes? ” His question had an otherwise reaction on her and she laughed out ” Do you remember Bhadrak the escapist? ” the man next to her nodded curtly “Your daughter -in -laws father and the leader warrior “. “You seem to remember him , I killed him when he discovered my identity “, standing under the moonlight she tried to focus back on the real matter “She will soon join her Papa “.
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The villa turned down into ashes while he urged his horse to gallop faster. He had to save her. He had seen the fire right from the outpost and from there he rode harder. Swahayne must be indoors.Lord let her escape this fate ,  he prayed. By the time he reached there was chaos everywhere. He called up one of the guards for a report of the incident “Parama Nikunj , Parama Chahel had left for a meeting and Parama Shree had been asked to rest in his chambers “, the guard had his hand wrapped in a cloth.  Some of them were burnt,  writhing in pain,  others dead. Chahel where are you when she needed you the most. Later when they searched Chahel’s chamber only ashes were found. 

Terminology
Parama Nikunj –Parama’s brother
Parama Shree –wife of the ruling Parama.

©Paramita

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6 thoughts on “Harappa ‘s lost seal -The Fire

  1. This is fiction, right? And you’re the author.
    Well, well, this is interesting. A bit like the Shiva Trilogy I guess. Good build-up. Looking forward to further readings.
    All the best. Have a great day. 🙂

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