name is Tutankhamen and I would like to share with you my life
story and my betrayer. This betrayer ruined my life that I had
with so much hatred that didn't truly understand its source. Do
not misunderstand what I say, I am no fool. I was always
suspicious of them and the more I think about it the more I
believe that it was all of them at fault; it was conspiracy that
put me in this state. They think that I am dead, but truly it is
my body that is dead and my mind and heart strive, yet both
all started midday on Sunday. There was a meeting of the staff.
We spoke of whether or not we should return to the belief of
monotheism because I was starting to think that the Amun priests
were getting to powerful and too much in control. Ay was the
first to respond to this, which I already anticipated would
happen. He went on and on about how the Amun priests deserved the
power. The speech got boring about 5 minutes in, I was going to
continue the conversation because I thought he was done, but then
he went into his whole childhood story and how he came from
poverty to fame. This was when everyone sighed at the same time.
Since I knew this wasn't going to end soon, I chose that time to
survey my surroundings.
were in the royal library during the meeting. The library was
large and contained many scriptures, maps, and books limited only
to the royals. The book cases and the columns that held up the
ceiling were both encrusted with gold. There was my favorite
reading chair off in the corner by the window that overlooked the
town. The smell of old tomes filled my nostrils along with dust,
but I refused to sneeze because that would be considered rude.
After I have looked around, I directed my attention once more to
Horemheb intervened Ay's childhood stories before it was too late
and he proposed that we should move on to a different subject of
more concerning matters. We started speaking of the Hittite king
and whether or not he would prove as an issue for Egypt in the
future. Horemheb was staring at my walking cane during the whole
discussion and that drew my attention. I looked to my wife,
Anhkesunamun, and she was staring at her stomach, she seemed so
distracted. She did always want a child, but both times we tried
they were still-born. I know for a fact that she blames me for
it. I then looked to Maya, the royal treasurer, who was staring
at a pile of coins and some gold pieces with so much focus. I
wonder what his true intention was in his position.
a few last words, the meeting was adjourned. As I watched them
walk away I couldn't help, but feel a deep morose take place in
my chest. I grew up around them, I trusted them, but now I'm not
so sure anymore. This was too risky and I couldn't keep still
about it any longer, so I took no chances and started the
elimination plans. The best order that I should deal with them
should be: First - Ay, Second- Horemheb, Third - Maya, and Fourth
- Anhkesunamun. I retired to my secret drawing chamber where I
initiated the plans.
first target was the most likely and threatening, Ay. Ay would be
a difficult challenge to rid the kingdom of. For example, if I
come under suspicion of trying to kill Ay, he has the Amun
priests to back him up. It was hard, but the target was both
predictable and extremely proud. His movements are easily
followed and his whereabouts easily known. His pride is his
largest weakness. So to tear down a proud man, you must tear down
his pride. It was time to execute the plan. I ordered the guard
to bring me a prisoner due for execution. As planned, everyday at
noon, Ay would go down an alley, in order to get to the local
pub, where he likes to boast about his position in life.
sent the prisoner to arrive at the alley at noon. The prisoner
wasn't aware of the plan, which made it all the easier. As Ay
entered the alley, another man, hired by myself, came from the
opposite end. The prisoner was already standing in the middle of
the alley. The hired guard was then to run towards the prisoner
and stab him with a knife. The hired guard was then to run to Ay
place the dagger in his hand and make a run for it. Two soldiers
and two guards on patrol were scheduled to show up a few seconds
after the hired guard gets away from the opposite end of the
alley. Due to Ay's old age he wasn't able to escape the guards'
sight in time. Ay was found with a bloody weapon and a dead body.
He was immediately placed under arrest and would be sentenced to
death the next day by yours truly and that eliminates Ay.
second target was Horemheb which is also threatening due to his
keen senses. The man can smell something amidst a mile away.
Horemheb was a tricky one; to deal with him was very risky. The
best way to kill a strong man without raising suspicion is to
kill him through his loved ones. There is one specific person who
I know is willing to kill Horemheb and that would be his wife.
His wife always had feelings for the commoner market man from the
town. So this would prove to be easy after all. I informed his
wife of my plan and she was more than happy to help me carry out
Horemheb's death, as long as I grant her protection from being
executed or tried for murder. I gave her my word and we then
commenced the action.
Horemheb arrived home from a long day at work for protecting the
pharaoh and the royal subjects, his wife had dinner all ready for
him. As he ate, she went back into the kitchen to get her cutting
knife and hid it under a piece of cloth. She came up behind him
and swiftly, with the knife, slashed at his throat. As he choked
to breathe through the blood, guards kicked down the front door
and saw Horemheb dying on the floor and his wife with the murder
weapon in her hand. I stood behind the guards as they placed
under arrest. She seemed so shocked that she couldn't even say
anything. The guards told her that an anonymous source told them
that a murder would take place here near that time, she
immediately turned to me, but I could only smile at her
foolishness. I could not let her live because of the risk later
betrayal. I of course was the anonymous source. That takes care
on my list was Maya, our royal treasurer. I found out his true
intentions, it seems that even though he has a royal job, that
doesn't mean that, his family is treated like royalty. His family
was poor and could barely make a living. Maya was the type of man
who would do anything for the well - being of his family, but his
family wasn't the only reason that he was so interested in the
position of treasurer. He was also interested because of his own
self greed. The question is: "How do you teach a greedy man a
lesson?" The answer is: "Lock him up with his riches and nothing
else." This was by far the easiest out of all of them.
Planning this was quite easy because Maya had a knack for
gambling. He would gamble with the determination that he would
win a lot of money, but he always lost. He won't lose this time
and I made sure of that. At the usual gambling area, Maya is
playing against two hired guards. After faking that they were
actually in to the game they have their card set up in a losing
hand. So in the end Maya would win and he did, which he then
demanded a reward. The guards told him that they had no money on
them, but they did know where the pharaoh's secret treasure was.
They told him the true area of where it was hidden and Maya
wasted no time to get over there.
he got there he ran inside with a lop - sided grin plastered on
his face. I then ordered the guards to seal the entrance behind
Maya permanently. We heard no screams, but we did hear laughter.
That rid the world of one greedy man.
Lastly was my dearest Anhkesunamun, my wife. I truly loved her,
but I already knew that the feelings were not mutual. Since I
loved her so, I let my guard down and everything seemed back to
normal. Until one evening, we were drinking the finest wine of
Egypt. We looked at only each other and no one else. We stared
and stared, I wondered what she was thinking. At that moment I
started to feel numb all over my body, I lost feeling everywhere
and became immobilized, not even my mouth worked. This was when I
realized that she wasn't thinking of anything, but she was
waiting. I could only watch as a smile slowly spread across her
face and as another man, a stranger to me, walked in and put a
blindfold around my eyes. I then felt myself being lifted up and
carried far away.
familiar smell entered my nostrils; we were in the catacombs of a
tomb. I was set down on a hard surface and as far as I knew I was
That is how I
ended up here and this is how I will die. My body is dead and my
mind and heart slowly dying within me. Thank you for listening to
my story and I hope you understand all I had to go through and