Caesar and the Princess
Caesar and the princess
l was only seven, l had no idea what was going on. But now l know, my uncle was trading me to
keep his kingdom from the dictator Sulla. By rights the kingdom of Avarisca was mine, but he stole
it, he killed my mother and maybe plans to kill me as well. l am the avatar, as l just found out
today and my uncle has intense hatred of the avatar, he burned the last one to death.
â€œHere you goâ€ says my uncle.
â€œWhatâ€ laughs Sulla sullenly.
â€œThis girl is a great prize, she is the avatar, do you want to keep her, in return l want my kingdomâ€
my uncle requests.
â€œWell alright, maybe she can win my battles for me, haâ€ he says. â€œCome on Liz, were going â€œso he
knows my name, l thought. l refused to go with him.
â€œNOâ€ l scream.
â€œYouâ€™re going with him, end of discussionâ€ says my uncle.
â€œNo, why should l listen to you, you murderer, you killed my motherâ€ l protest.
â€œShe was a whore, she deserved to die, now go or you will share the same fate as the last avatarâ€
â€œFine, but one day l will get my revenge on you for thisâ€ l was too young to be even plotting
revenge, but the death of my mother had hardened my soul, you could almost say l was no longer
â€œDonâ€™t worry, she wonâ€™t do you no harm, not when sheâ€™s in my care, isnâ€™t that right Liz?â€ he
questions. l donâ€™t answer him, instead l just turn my neck to the side. â€œNot so tough now, isnâ€™t
she?â€ he asks my uncle.
â€œNoâ€ he says looking down on me as if l were an insect. l feel an anger burning inside me, to be
taken away to Rome, Iâ€™d rather be dead, but it was my fate for the moment.
â€œYouâ€™d better not try to escape you little bratâ€ threatens Pompey, Sullas right-hand man. His
comment makes me very angry, Iâ€™m a little brat am l, if you think that l will be a little brat just
because you said Iâ€™m a little brat l will be a little brat, l thought cheekily. Maybe, just maybe, l
thought, going to Rome would be a good thing, l would get away from my evil scheming uncle for
good, l would never see that horrible man l detested ever again.
Two months later
l had a good life in Sullas house, l got all the toys l wanted, all the books l wanted to read l read
them, you could say l was a happy thriving seven year old. But it wasnâ€™t all as good as it seemed,