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My Dream (Vol 1) By Fapohunda Bolanle Busola Chapter 10

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The next morning, Princess Judith who had earlier sent a servant to fetch Grace was in the garden admiring its beauty and the atmosphere. She kept giggling as her fingers were caressing the flowers. Grace approached with her usual smiles, “Your Highness” she said. Princess Judith turned to her, still caressing the flowers and with her idle hand gestured to Grace. “Join me” she said, “I love it here…I see life in its fullness even through the flower. Come…feel what I’m feeling” Grace joined her as she had asked, she brushed her hand through the flowers as well and inhaled softly. “It is beautiful… I wish I could come here everyday” she remarked. “Me too” the princess said. “Your Highness…I could go get you the hairpin at the market square now” Grace said. Princess Judith paused after she heard that as if she was putting some thoughts together regarding what Grace had just said. She scoffed and told Grace to go ahead.
Grace, cautious of the reaction of the people outside the palace, disguised herself. She wrapped her head with a scarf which was almost covering her whole face. When she got to the market, it was crowded, she proceeded to the place she had earlier seen the hairpin with her head barely lifted up. When she got there, she quickly bought the hairpin and as she was about to take her leave, a strong breeze blew off the scarf from her head. A boy who had come with his mother to the market saw her, he called the attention of his mother and said, “Mum, look who is with us…Her Highness”. When Grace heard that, she hurried from that position to escape the attention of many. Before she knew it, the information of her presence was passed across the market and she was stuck in the middle of the market as the people were too pleased to see her, they screamed her name, bowed themselves before her and scrambled to touch her. She kept trying all she could to stop the activity and return to the palace.
Amidst the crowd was a man who looked suspicious as he had his head covered with a scarf and watching the whole activity carefully. After some time, he sneaked out of the crowd and went towards the palace. The man walked swiftly towards the garden and to Princess Judith. “Your Highness, your suspicions are true…” “I said it!” Princess Judith cut in, “I can’t trust that back stabber. I knew there was something wrong about her eagerness to go to the market…she did not even ask me why I sent for her in the first place” she sighed and said “Tell me more of what happened in the market”. The man told her everything, how the people worshipped her, touched her and how they kept referring to her as Your Highness. “I would love to see this myself!” she said angrily and went to her quarters. Grace arrived some minutes after, she presented the hairpin to the princess who received it as though nothing was going on in her mind. “I need to visit the North Spring…prepare” she said. “But…Your Highness, the North is filled with a lot of people, the market square could be a headache to you. You do not like the feeling of so many people…” Grace said as the princess cut in “Its fine, I don’t have any problem with it anymore”.
They set off for the North Spring with the princess’s attendants following them. The entourage was attention calling as the attendants were dressed in captivating attire and hairstyle differently from other attendants in the palace. As soon as they stepped out of the palace, people started noticing them from afar. The whole thing was pleasing the princess as though everything was falling into plan. She placed Grace right beside her so that the people would see her clearly. As soon as they moved closer to the crowd of people near the market, princess Judith became more anxious even though she was trying to control herself. Suddenly, someone shouted in a loud masculine voice “Make way for Her Highness!!” Immediately, the attention of majority was directed at them and they made way for them. Grace became nervous as she feared that the people would honor her as usual even in front of the princess herself. An old woman, as she was approaching them with her hands stretched, Grace was hoping with her heart racing that she was coming for the princess, the princess on the other hand was also hoping the woman was coming for Grace. Finally, the old woman got to them and turned towards Grace and held Grace’s hands. Grace felt an heartbreak as she saw the sad expression of the princess. She leaned over to the old woman and whispered “My Lady, why don’t you greet the princess herself?”. The old woman, instead of whispering back to Grace, said in a loud voice “Your Highness, the news of your presence in the market earlier got to me. I was sad for not seeing you, but I think the gods have brought you again so I would see you” The princess, having heard this, gave a disdainful laughter. Grace then took the old woman’s hand and shouted with a loud voice, “My people, this is our beloved princess. Show your respect!” The people immediately bowed themselves towards the ground and worshipped the princess. “They even obey her…and she had to give them the permission to greet me” she thought with bitterness in her heart. Afterwards, they proceeded to the North Spring.

had earlier sent a servant to fetch Grace was in the garden admiring its beauty and the atmosphere. She kept giggling as her fingers were caressing the flowers. Grace approached with her usual smiles, “Your Highness” she said. Princess Judith turned to her, still caressing the flowers and with her idle hand gestured to Grace. “Join me” she said, “I love it here…I see life in its fullness even through the flower. Come…feel what I’m feeling” Grace joined her as she had asked, she brushed her hand through the flowers as well and inhaled softly. “It is beautiful… I wish I could come here everyday” she remarked. “Me too” the princess said. “Your Highness…I could go get you the hairpin at the market square now” Grace said. Princess Judith paused after she heard that as if she was putting some thoughts together regarding what Grace had just said. She scoffed and told Grace to go ahead.
Grace, cautious of the reaction of the people outside the palace, disguised herself. She wrapped her head with a scarf which was almost covering her whole face. When she got to the market, it was crowded, she proceeded to the place she had earlier seen the hairpin with her head barely lifted up. When she got there, she quickly bought the hairpin and as she was about to take her leave, a strong breeze blew off the scarf from her head. A boy who had come with his mother to the market saw her, he called the attention of his mother and said, “Mum, look who is with us…Her Highness”. When Grace heard that, she hurried from that position to escape the attention of many. Before she knew it, the information of her presence was passed across the market and she was stuck in the middle of the market as the people were too pleased to see her, they screamed her name, bowed themselves before her and scrambled to touch her. She kept trying all she could to stop the activity and return to the palace.
Amidst the crowd was a man who looked suspicious as he had his head covered with a scarf and watching the whole activity carefully. After some time, he sneaked out of the crowd and went towards the palace. The man walked swiftly towards the garden and to Princess Judith. “Your Highness, your suspicions are true…” “I said it!” Princess Judith cut in, “I can’t trust that back stabber. I knew there was something wrong about her eagerness to go to the market…she did not even ask me why I sent for her in the first place” she sighed and said “Tell me more of what happened in the market”. The man told her everything, how the people worshipped her, touched her and how they kept referring to her as Your Highness. “I would love to see this myself!” she said angrily and went to her quarters. Grace arrived some minutes after, she presented the hairpin to the princess who received it as though nothing was going on in her mind. “I need to visit the North Spring…prepare” she said. “But…Your Highness, the North is filled with a lot of people, the market square could be a headache to you. You do not like the feeling of so many people…” Grace said as the princess cut in “Its fine, I don’t have any problem with it anymore”.
They set off for the North Spring with the princess’s attendants following them. The entourage was attention calling as the attendants were dressed in captivating attire and hairstyle differently from other attendants in the palace. As soon as they stepped out of the palace, people started noticing them from afar. The whole thing was pleasing the princess as though everything was falling into plan. She placed Grace right beside her so that the people would see her clearly. As soon as they moved closer to the crowd of people near the market, princess Judith became more anxious even though she was trying to control herself. Suddenly, someone shouted in a loud masculine voice “Make way for Her Highness!!” Immediately, the attention of majority was directed at them and they made way for them. Grace became nervous as she feared that the people would honor her as usual even in front of the princess herself. An old woman, as she was approaching them with her hands stretched, Grace was hoping with her heart racing that she was coming for the princess, the princess on the other hand was also hoping the woman was coming for Grace. Finally, the old woman got to them and turned towards Grace and held Grace’s hands. Grace felt an heartbreak as she saw the sad expression of the princess. She leaned over to the old woman and whispered “My Lady, why don’t you greet the princess herself?”. The old woman, instead of whispering back to Grace, said in a loud voice “Your Highness, the news of your presence in the market earlier got to me. I was sad for not seeing you, but I think the gods have brought you again so I would see you” The princess, having heard this, gave a disdainful laughter. Grace then took the old woman’s hand and shouted with a loud voice, “My people, this is our beloved princess. Show your respect!” The people immediately bowed themselves towards the ground and worshipped the princess. “They even obey her…and she had to give them the permission to greet me” she thought with bitterness in her heart. Afterwards, they proceeded to the North Spring.

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