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

Harappa ‘s lost seal 1

The chapter of Harappa ‘s lost seal could not be posted yesterday due to some technical problems for which I present my utmost apologies.

INTRODUCTION

Disclaimer:  The characters mentioned in this story are completely fictional and have no resemblance to real personalities.

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Chapter 1

1500 B.C.
“Swahayne what do you think you are doing here? ” a loud voice bellowed behind her while she was sitting and staring at the fruit orchard. “Trying to count the number of trees pa “, she then excitedly went upto him,  held his hand and pulled him back to her original spot “here look “, she pointed towards the trees “there are six trees,  we learnt counting today and later the teacher said he will give us lessons on the stars “, she kept on learning. “So you will my darling,  now lets go home your Ma must be worried “. On their way back they heard a loud booming sound. “Pa I heard the Sumers will kill us “, she looked worried. Bhadrak couldn’t understand how his six year old daughter knew so much about the kids know more than they should,  he shook his head. He slowly bent down to her level looked up in her innocent eyes “they are not going to get us honey,  believe me when I say we are strong “.Her brown eyes turned bigger as she digested this new piece of information. He then rushed her home before she could eat his brains out with her curiosity.

After 17 years

Sitting on a raised metallic platform Chahel looked very much like the people around him and yes though most were his kins but very few could be like him.He looked like a God,  with his sun -tanned body,  tall and strong physique,  brown eyes. After the death of his father he was their leader and they had yet to mold his figur

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There had been recent losses in crop production for which they had come to him. They had been trying to solve this problem of drought for many years,  since his father had been alive. None of their tactics seemed to work , they were trying to construct a new drainage connecting a few wells to the field for now,  for which they might have to uninhabit a few house holders and he didn’t want to be brutal. So what else could he do?
” Sir do you think we should summon her here? ” one of his advicers asked,  bringing him out of the reverie. ” Not a good idea Chait,  she is from the warrior class and she might even destroy our seals out of ire like the last time “, the head priest spoke,  he had his body wrapped in Saffron and white fabric.
Chahel knew their disdainful feeling towards her,  the board would never allow him to bring her back.But the question is would she come back? When as her husband he could do nothing to stop her.

So did you like this first chapter. If yes then I would like to ask you a simple question – How do you think will he get her back? The next chapter will be based on your comments. So Romance seekers do comment.

©Paramita