A Royal Dilemma~ Part 5
Two days after the coronation I began my search for my sister, Diamond. I had the guards searching everywhere and Maggie informed me on how how the search was going.
“Your Majesty, the guards have been unable to determine your sister’s whereabouts.” Maggie said.
I got up from my throne and thought for a moment. Then I said,
“Maggie, please tell the guards to stop their search and have them bring me Captain Elena.”
“Captain Elena, Ma’m?” Maggie asked.
“Yes, she is a pirate captain.” I explained.
“Yes, Your Majesty.” Maggie replied.
About an hour later Maggie showed up as I was pacing back and forth in the throne room. “Yes, Maggie, what is it?” I asked.
“Captain Elena has refused to come, Your Majesty.” Maggie said.
“Did she give a reason for refusing?” I asked.
“No, Your Majesty. Would you like me to have the guards arrest her?” Maggie asked.
“No, that will not be necessary. Thank you, Maggie, you may go.” I said.
That night I put on one of my dresses I wore in the country, slipped on my cloak, and left without anyone knowing. “If Captain Elena will not come to me, I will go to her.” I thought to myself.
Down at the docks, I silently followed a pirate who I thought may be Captain Elena, but I wanted to be sure before I revealed myself.
The pirate came to a halt and I paused. Then she spun around and grabbed me!
“Alright, Missy, start talkin’! Who are ye and why are you followin’ me?” The pirate asked.
“I will tell who I am once you tell me who you are. Are you Captain Elena?” I asked.
“Aye, I am. Now, what do ye want?” Captain Elena replied.
“I am Queen Ruby. I have a favor to ask of you.” I said.
“A favor? What is it?” Captain Elena asked.
“I have recently discovered that I have a twin sister who was kidnapped when she was three. My guards have been searching everywhere, but they have been unable to find her. I know that pirates like you know much about all of the horrible events that have taken place over the years, and I need you to help me find her. You are the only one equipped to do so. Especially since, well, you spend a good amount of time around people who have done bad things.” I said. I wasn’t being mean, just saying the truth.
“Wait a minute, Missy! I was going down that road, but I’ve changed, savvy? All of the pirating I do now is good. And now I have just one question, what’s in it for me?” Captain Elena asked.
“First, you will address me as ‘Your Majesty, Your Highness, or My Queen.’ And second, I will give you a reward of $100,000, but only if you find her. If not I will give you $50,000.” I said firmly.
Captain Elena thought for a awhile then she held out her hand and said,
“We have an accord!” I was so relieved. Just shaking her hand made me feel that I could depend upon her to find my sister!
That’s the end of Part 5! Look for the Grand Finale coming soon! 🙂