Trusty Alice and Alther

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: October 15, 2018

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“Trusty Alice and Alther” Long time ago, in a big beautiful kingdom there lived an old king and an old queen. They have one adopted child. They had many servants and among them were the trusty couple, Alice and Alther. These couple was very kind and responsible. They never tried to fail the order of the king and queen in the kingdom. They were contented on what the old king gave to them. One day, the king felt sick and the queen was really worried about her husband. The king was lying on his bed and didnt eat whatever food they gave to him. The only thing the king wanted was to see Alice and Alther. The king said, "Let trusty Alice and Alther come to me." Trusty Alice and Alther was the affectionate servant and were called so, because they had been true to him all his lifetime. As soon as the couple came to the bedside, the king said, "My trusty Alice and Alther, I feel that my end approaches and I am worried about my son who is still so young that he cannot always guide himself alright. I also know that without me, the queen cannot take care of my son since she is also busy in this kingdom. If you dont promise me to instruct him in everything he ought to know and be his guardian, I cannot close my eyes in peace." Then Alther answered, "I will never leave him. I will always serve him truly, even if it costs my own life." Yes, I will take care of the queen and your son, dearest king, Alice said. So the king was very happy and said, "Now I can die in peace. After my death, you must show him all the chambers, halls and rooms in the castle and all the treasures which are in them. But the last room, you must not show him because in it was the documents that proved that Eric is an adopted child. If he will know that hes not our real son, he will leave the kingdom and no one will become the new king. I trust both of you Alice and Alther. Please dont allow Eric to enter that room. Only the four of us knew that Eric is an adopted child. I tell you now so that you wont allow him to enter that room. Please, you must keep him away." The couple pressed their masters hand again in token of his promise and a few seconds later, the king laid his head upon the pillow and died. The queen felt sad, she always cries in front of her dead husband. Eric hugged his mom and said, Dont cry mom, its okay Im here for you. Alice and Alther were also here for us. They hugged each other together with the couple. After many days of the king's funeral, Alice took care of the queen who always stayed at her room. She did some things that make the queen happy and to forget of what happened. One morning, Alther said to the prince who had now become the King, "Eric, it is now time for you to see your inheritance. I will show you your paternal castle." So, he led the prince all over it upstairs and downstairs and showed him all the riches and all the splendid chambers. Only one room he did not open containing the proven documents. The new king asked him, "Why do you not open that one?" "There is something in it which will frighten you", he replied. But the young King said, "I have seen all the rest of the castle and I will know what is in there" and he went and tried to open the door by force. The trusty Alther pulled him back and said, "I promised your father before he died that you shall not see the contents of that room." "Oh, no", replied the young King. "If I don't see it, I cannot sleep peacefully in the night or in the day. Now I won't leave this place till you unlock the door. Ill sleep here outside this room if you wont open this till evening." Then the trusty Alther saw that it was no use talking so, he goes back to the queens room and leave Eric there,outside that room. With a heavy heart he took the key and give to the queen. My queen, you may keep this key. Your son wanted me to open that room but I cant open it since I did promise the king not to open it before he died. Eric was there outside the room and told me that he wont leave there, unless I open the room. Youre the queen, you can decide if what will we do., Alther said. “Okay, go back there and tell Eric that it was my decision not to allow him to enter that room, the queen said. “Eric, your mother wont allow you to enter in this room, I gave the key to her. Please go back to your room now. Eric pushes the door with force but he cant open it. Therefore, he returned to his room. He thinks whole night, whats really inside that room. He tried to go outside in his room and decided to open that room secretly, but there are many servants watching him. So, he cant do it. Early in the morning, he goes to the queens room. He waited until the queen wakes up. Good morning mom, come and lets eat our meal, Eric said. Oh, why youre here early in the morning? the queen asked. I just missed you mom and hug his mom tight. I love you son, my new king. Lets eat our meal. the queen replied. After eating, he asked his mom why Alther didnt allow him to open that room but his mother didnt answered. He approaches his mom sweetly and begged in order to give him the key of that room. Eric, please do respect our decision”, his mother said. But, why mom? Eric asked. Eric, go to your room now and please do not mention about the key anymore. his mother with the loud voice said. After what happened, Eric thinks many plans and fortunately, he escaped from his bodyguards that evening. He goes to his moms room and gets the key that were placed inside a small box. He found the room and had opened it. He saw pictures that were posted in the wall and he saw many boxes that full of documents. He opened all the boxes and suddenly he saw a small white box inside the big box. He read all the documents there and found out that he is an adopted child. Eric cries and shouted very loud. Everyone woke up because of that loud voice. Alther went to Erics room but he doesnt see Eric there, he remembered about the room that Eric was curious to. Therefore, he went to the last room and saw Eric who fell down on the ground insensible. Trusty Alther lifted him up and carried him to his bed and thought with great concern. The queen worried so much and asked, "Alther, what happened to my son?" “Our queen, I think Eric already knew everything, because I saw the papers cluttering in the floor. What, this couldnt be happened. Please help him to wake up. Alther gave the young King cold water until he came to himself. The first words he spoke were "Who are my real parents? The queen cries and hugged Eric very tight. Son, Im sorry. Your father didnt tell you the truth because he doesnt want you to leave us. He wants you to become the new King. she said. Please tell me who my real parents are. Eric answered while crying. You are the son of the kings brother who died long time ago. Yes, we are not your real parents but we did our best in taking care of you until what you are now. Alice and Alther were the servants who also knew about that. the queen replied while crying. Eric, weve been together for how many years and we know that you trust us. Yes, since at the beginning we knew that you were an adopted child, we didnt tell you the truth because the king and queen trusted us and we just wait that they will the one to tell you what the truth is. the trusted couple interrupted. Eric cried after knowing the truth and he run away from them. Alther and other servants tried to follow him but Eric suddenly lost from their eyes. Therefore, they go back and tell the queen about what happened. Alice and the queen worried where Eric went. She told Alther and other servants to stop finding Eric because she believes that he will come back soon. After four days of waiting, Eric didnt come back. The queen felt very sad. During that time, Alice was always there on her side while Alther and other servants were busy finding where Eric is. One Saturday evening, Alice cant believe on what is happening but they already know that the queen was having a heart disease since she was a teenager. Sadly, the queen died. At the kingdom, Alther find Eric and he bring him back to be the new king. When they arrived at the kingdom, Alice tells them what happened to the queen. Eric felt sad again but he accepted what happened to the king and queen who treated him as their own son. The only people that he has were the trusty couple, Alice and Alther. The couple guides Eric on what should be his task and responsibility to be the new king in the kingdom. After years, because of the trusty couple, Eric did his responsibility well. And Eric already found his girl to be his partner in life and to be the new queen.At that time, the couple grows older. They witnessed how happy the king is, together with his queen.

Alther talked to the king and was thankful because of the trust that he shown to the couple. Unluckily, trusted Alther had fallen down at the last word and was turned into stone. At this event Alice and both the king and the queen were in great grief and the king thought, "Ah, how wickedly have I rewarded his great fidelity!" and he had the stone statue raised and placed in his sleeping-chamber near his bed and as often as he looked at it, he wept and said, "Ah, if only I could bring you back to life again, my faithful Alther." After some time, the queen bore twins, two little sons who were her great joy. Once when the two children were playing by their father's side, he looked up at the stone statue, full of sorrow and exclaimed with a sigh, "Ah, could I restore you to life, my faithful Alther!" At these words the statue began to speak, saying, "Yes, you can make me alive again, if you bestow on me that which is dearest to you." The king replied, All that I have in the world I will give up for you."The statue spoke again, "If you, with your own hand, cut off the heads of your children and sprinkle me with their blood, I shall be brought to life again.'' The king was terrified when he heard that he must kill his two dear children. But he remembered his servant's great fidelity and how Alther had died for him and drawing his sword, he cut off the heads of both of his children with his own hand. And as soon as he sprinkled the statue with the blood, life came back to it and trusted Alther stood again alive and said: "Your faith shall not go unrewarded" and taking the heads of the two children, he set them on again and anointed their wounds with their blood and thereupon they healed again in a moment and the children sprang away and played as if nothing had happened. Now the king was full of happiness and he saw the queen coming. He hid Alther and the children in a great closet. He said to her, ' My dear queen, we can restore his life, but it will cost us both our little sons whom we must sacrifice." The queen was horrified but she said, We have to sacrifice our sons." Then he was very glad that she thought as he did and unlocked the closet, brought out Alther and the children saying, "God be praised! He is saved and we have our little sons", and then he told her what had happened. Afterwards they lived happily together to the end of their life.


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