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Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by tunjilomo(m): 8:31am On Feb 25, 2017
donkross1 boss am really following nice updates.

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Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by TADESE76(m): 11:04am On Feb 25, 2017
Hi doncross, i can see you are doing a very good job here,well done sir, you are a mentor.pls,i want to ask if you have a blog aside youngcc that you are posting the story or can post this story.
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by donkross1(m): 4:40pm On Feb 25, 2017
KaBabs1:
Dankross1, I really like the way you describe
your fight scenes. I am currently writing a story, I want you to help me with the fight scenes in it. I will pay you for your service. Please contact me at signature if interested.

Alright boss.
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by donkross1(m): 4:42pm On Feb 25, 2017
TADESE76:
Hi doncross, i can see you are doing a very good job here,well done sir, you are a mentor.pls,i want to ask if you have a blog aside youngcc that you are posting the story or can post this story.

I'm glad, boss.

I'm only posting on Young cc , Bro
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by Lawlahdey(f): 10:19pm On Feb 25, 2017
Uncle donkross1.. Can i get my own update privately?? tongue tongue

Biko, cuman update this thing jhur. Iyamm captivated. kiss kiss
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by donkross1(m): 1:17pm On Feb 26, 2017
Lawlahdey:
Uncle donkross1.. Can i get my own update privately?? tongue tongue

Biko, cuman update this thing jhur. Iyamm captivated. kiss kiss

Am Nuh Alaand angry
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by urch45: 1:27pm On Feb 26, 2017

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Because it matters.

Over the past few years, I’ve read quite a few self-published books. Most of the books have been wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed them. Yet some have been painful to read. Others have been good, but could have been great with the assistance of an experienced editor. Too many self-published authors don’t think readers can tell if their novel hasn’t been professionally edited. Trust me, most of us can. As for authors who skip utilizing beta readers and critique partners, that shows as well.

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I’m not just talking about typos. Many readers will forgive one or two, and these errors do happen in books that are traditionally published. Editors do so much more than proofreading. Developmental editors assist with the story and its execution. This process may involve a massive rewrite, but from my experience, it’s well worth it. My developmental editor has suggested some major changes, including reworking the ending of my first novel. I followed her advice after pouting for a day and you know what? She was right. It’s a much better story now.

Another type is substantive editing, which involves the larger aspects of the novel such as character development, plot holes, unresolved threads, pacing, etc. Yet another form of editing involves copyediting which makes sure you don’t change your character’s name or hair color. Copyeditors also fix grammar and punctuation, as well as assist in fact-checking and identifying potential legal issues. There are even more kinds of editors and some overlap occurs.

Please be wary of editors who say they can offer several different types of editing with one reading. You really will get what you pay for. I’m not saying you have to hire five different editors, but make sure you check your editor’s credentials. Who have they worked with? Do they offer a sample? Most will do this for free. What type of editing experience do they have? Do your research to save yourself from losing money. Also, take the time to recognize the parts of the writing process you need the most help with.

When I hear of self-published authors who admit they didn’t work with a professional editor I cringe. Not only is the author publishing something that isn’t the best that it can be, but the person is denying themselves the opportunity to learn and grow as a writer.

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Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by Lawlahdey(f): 3:22pm On Feb 26, 2017
donkross1:


Am Nuh Alaand angry
Wia diju go? undecided undecided

Cuman update jhurrrr... Edakun kiss
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by ezo4fta(m): 6:58pm On Feb 26, 2017
Nice writeup
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by donkross1(m): 6:05pm On Feb 27, 2017
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Jakuta was jerked out of his surprise by the loud jeers and wild noises all around the arena, realisation dawned on him when he saw two weapon bearer approaching each of them respectively, Bonka picked out his favourite long type of sword from the weaponry, while Jakuta collected the only weapon that was brought to him, the one his father bestowed upon him. Although he had trained lots of times with the blade but at that moment, he felt like using a mastered weapon like the kind Bonka was using will give him an edge over him, before he could even reach a decision, the weapon bearers rushed out of the arena and the bell sounded, which was an indication that the fight was to proceed. Unlike every other combat, that one was a no rule match, no time limits, they had to fight until they hear the sound of the bell, which obviously would be after a winner has emerged.


They both kept rotating in a circular motion, each trying to study what kind of launching the other would use, each expecting the other to strike first, they kept on rotating. Suddenly Bonka approached him swiftly, launched his sword at him but was met by the strong blade of Jakuta’s, this made a loud clang and the crowds cheered loudly at the excitement. While their weapons were still intertwined, in quick succession, Bonka outstretched his leg, aiming for Jakuta’s groin but in a quicker move, Jakuta swerved the other way, thereby untwining their blades and creating further distance has he moved a bit away and the circular rotation started again.

The fight went on and on, became more vigorous, so much that the emperor would shiver a bit when Bonka hits at Jakuta, only Ajaka noticed it though. All through, the maid that had Jakuta's eyes wouldn't stop fidgeting, until Rola noticed and whispered to her to stay still which she immediately obeyed. The arena was filled with joyous noises as they enjoyed every move, every attack, every defend made by the duo. It was indeed a fantastic match, one of the best that the empire had seen, till date, people still compare that match to the one called “The Ending Match” which I will still tell you about. The match went on and on, even I enjoyed every bit of it. The two fighters appeared to be equals, since no one was able to successfully take down the other, the emperor was about to declare the match a draw when Bonka made a skilled launch out of no where, Jakuta didn't see it coming, but did enough by shielding the attack with his blade which in-turn was found flying away off his hand, due to the strong wielding of Bonka’s sword. Jakuta also found himself on the ground and there was a loud exclamation by almost everyone in and around the arena watching.

With Bonka at his front, standing between him and his blade, he felt like it was all over, for the first time ever, he had been defeated in a combat, by his own bossom friend. He took a quick look at the Emperor who kept a straight look as he was not meant to be biased about any of the fighters even if his son was among. Jakuta knew behind that straight face of his father, lies a disappointing one. He looked straight at the maid, and saw her just in time before she wiped a tear or two off her eyes. This infuriated Jakuta, it rekindled his already given up spirit, adrenaline rushed in his body like never before, his morales heightened, he turned his face to Bonka, who was now approaching him speedily with his sword highly raised, Emperor couldn't take it no more, he jumped up from the throne and tried to signal for the bell to be sounded but alas, the bell keeper had lost himself in the match, likewise every other person there that day. As Bonka launched his high held sword at Jakuta which was still on the ground, Jakuta bent both of his hands backwards behind his head and with all his strength and power, he pushed himself up, making a quick back flip just before Bonka made a launch at him, with his sword hitting the ground, before Bonka could stand up back to face him, he made a quick jump, stepping on Bonka's back along the line, therefore making Bonka fall to the ground, he quickly made for his blade and without wasting even a flying second, he dived back towards Bonka with his blades outstretched, Bonka tried to hold back with his sword but found it flying off his hand due to the unexpected diving attack Jakuta made, even Jakuta was amazed at such screamer-move that he just pulled out, everyone was lost in the fight, so much so they couldn't even jeer or scream, a pin drop silence deafened the arena. Now, with Bonka lying on the floor, and his sword some feet away, Jakuta stood up from where he landed after taking the dive, he had his blade pointed at Bonka and that was when the bell keeper saw the outstretched hand of the emperor which signified the end of the match, the hands had been outstretched when Jakuta was down, even the emperor was so engrossed in the match that he had forgotten that his hand was still outstretched. The bell keeper rang the bell and everyone were jerked out of their onlooking, the entertaining match ended in a draw, as it always does when both Jakuta and Bonka fights. Jakuta stretched his hand towards Bonka, which he took and then he pulled him up, then the noise and cheers came back ten times more than it ever was, noise rocked every where as the two fighters approached the emperor’s throne. Horanmiyan shook his staff at them in blessing while the standing ovation continue, Jakuta's eyes navigated to the place where the maid was, and he saw her face filled with smiles, happiness, love and he, Jakuta was very much proud of himself.


Chapter 7 is now available here: http://www.youngicee.com/2017/02/jakuta-chapter-7.html?m=1

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Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by Alennsar(f): 6:38pm On Feb 27, 2017
nice write up
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by Olu317(m): 8:00am On Mar 01, 2017
Great interpretation.......Well done
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by heemah(f): 10:00am On Mar 01, 2017
donkross1, Your eyes like come and do, why didn't you mention me and my "everywhere you go squad"? Mattkent, dandypearl, Sageez, Afz9095, maggielovely, calmdove, where art thou ??
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by TADESE76(m): 10:31am On Mar 01, 2017
This is out of the world.How i wish i could be dis good,d story is suspenceful,intriguing nd interesting.More ideas to ur brain.
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by donkross1(m): 10:48am On Mar 01, 2017
Chapter 7


Jakuta woke up the next morning with light hammering against his eye lids. Almost every part of his body ached, he first sat up on the bed, prancing his fingers back and forth to ease the headache, before he finally rose to his feet, stretching every stretchable part of his body which helped prickle his nerve endings to life. Daylight poured in brightly through the window close to his bed and together it came with the memories of the dream he had again, the same theme but it was a little tweaked this time around.

He had dreamt of seeing his mother, his late mother on a mountain in the same forest, Lahkiritah. His mother was in the midst of seven priest that were all claded in white and red robes, she held on to a small pot that looked to contain some stones, she held onto it while all the priests surrounding her were chanting some incantations, this they the did for a long time when suddenly the pot in his mother's hand exploded and that was when he woke up.

Immediately after he finished reminiscing the dream, he wore his robe, and rushed to the throne room, met his father on the throne.

"The time is now, father." He said

"Are you sure you are ready for this ?"

"Very sure."

"Go and come back safely." His father waved his staff and watched him walk out of the throne room.

Fear of the Unknown befell the Emperor as soon as Jakuta had walked out. He couldn't guarantee that he would make it out of the forest as no one in the kingdom has made it out of the forest, save for he, the emperor himself. For a moment, he thought about sending his guards to call him back and stop him from embarking on a trip to the forbidden forest, buh he shrugged off the thoughts almost immediately it popped in to his mind. He has to let the boy fulfil his destiny, he could only pray for the gods to protect and guide him.



Jakuta hurried out of the palace and embarked on the trip, at the exit of the palace, he met with Rolah, his brother's betrothed and her maids. They exchanged greetings before he proceeded but not without passing a smile across to the maid, while she smiled back too, beautifully. The smile brought back memories of the previous day, after the match, the maid had been walking past his room when he saw her through the window. He rushed out to block her and had asked for her name, “My name is Obah.” She had replied in her voice of gold, they both smiled at each other and she walked away. Hard as Jakuta might want to deny it, he was in love with Obah, the maid.


After walking for a while, he had gotten to the entrance of the infamous Lahkiritah Forest, for a moment, fear had made him want to turn back in his steps but curiosity of what lies ahead had gotten the best of him, with a rush of adrenaline in his body, he had crossed the boundary into the forest, there was no going back again now. He proceeded slowly, looking around, trying to figure out which way to go, he realised the forest was a valley surrounded by hills and mountains, but it was rather too late as he had already taken a wrong uncalculated step and what proceeded afterwards was a loud thrust and he rolled down the hills uncontrollably, continuously for almost a minute, finally, his continuous rolling was stopped abruptly by a tree in the center of the forest, and then his blade that he had lost grip of fell right beside him, and then he passed out.




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The Emperor kept on prancing back and forth in the throne room, Jakuta had left the palace in the early hours of the morning and it was almost dusk, still no sign of him anywhere. The Emperor had sent for his son’s most trusted friends, Thimi and Bonka. He was about to call on another guard to go and hasten their arrival when he heard the guard he sent announce their arrival.

“Send them in.” The emperor ordered as he went back to sit on his throne.

“Greetings, my emperor.” Thimi and Bonka greeted immediately they got to the front of Horanmiyan, who in turn waved his staff at them in blessing.

“Your friend, Jakuta, has he ever told you two about his continuous dreams about the Lahkiritah forest ?”

Both of them looked at each and shook their heads respectively, “Only that couple of times, he had contemplated on going into the forbidden forest, but we have always talked him out of it.” Bonka added.

“I guess he couldn't be talked out of it anymore, early this morning, he had embarked on a trip in the forbidden forest.”

“Huhuh.” They both exclaimed.

“Yes, and as you can see, dusk as almost fallen upon us and there is still no sign of his return. I beseech you both to go into the Lahkiritah forest to see what might have happened to him.”

“With all honor.” They chorused and immediately made to leave the throne room.

“One more thing,” the emperor's voice called them back, this is a top secret, no one should know about this trip, regardless of whatever the outcome is.”

“Yes, Emperor.” They chorused again, left the palace and then went different directions, after they had agreed to go and dress up and pick up their amours and weapons as they didn't know what to expect from the forest that was said to be forbidden.

After few minutes, they both arrived at the place they agreed to converge, and without much contemplation, they crossed the border in to the forbidden forest of Lahkiritah.



Chapter 8 right here http://www.youngicee.com/2017/03/jakuta-chapter-8.html?m=1

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Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by donkross1(m): 10:48am On Mar 01, 2017
heemah:
donkross1, Your eyes like come and do, why didn't you mention me and my "everywhere you go squad"? Mattkent, dandypearl, Sageez, Afz9095, maggielovely, calmdove, where art thou ??

Heemah baby cheesy. Welcome dear.

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Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by Lawlahdey(f): 11:22am On Mar 01, 2017
Oh.. Oba, the goddess herself.
Uncle donkross1, it is like this update is too short oh. sad sad
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by Calmdove(f): 12:23pm On Mar 01, 2017
heemah:
donkross1, Your eyes like come and do, why didn't you mention me and my "everywhere you go squad"? Mattkent, dandypearl, Sageez, Afz9095, maggielovely, calmdove, where art thou ??
hmm.. . heemah dearie Long longer longest time**av been so busy all dis while but I will soon be back

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Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by Calmdove(f): 12:26pm On Mar 01, 2017
heemah:
donkross1, Your eyes like come and do, why didn't you mention me and my "everywhere you go squad"? Mattkent, dandypearl, Sageez, Afz9095, maggielovely, calmdove, where art thou ??
hmm.. . heemah dearie Long longer longest time**av been so busy all dis while but I will soon be back**donkross1 I greet u oo welldone
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by donkross1(m): 1:23pm On Mar 03, 2017
Chapter 8


Bonka led them into the forest as he clears the bushed obstructing the road path with his sword, while Thimi held onto his bow on one hand and an arrow on the other. They were able to spot the holes just in time, hence they navigated well around the walk way. At first, everything seemed the same, the trees, the little mountains, the vegetation and all, they all looked normal. Which made both Thimi and Bonka wondered in their minds, what exactly made this forest a dangerous and forbidden one.

As the tales had it, the whole land on which Horanmiyan founded it's empire of Hoyoh was dominated by spirit and demons. Upon Horanmiyan’s arrival, he had a pact with them. They all agreed to migrate into that forest, while Horanmiyan takes over every other part of the land, the agreement also stated that Humans would stay away from the forest, while they, the spirits and demons will also stay away from the other parts of the land. The Emperor had passed this into a law and forbade all his subjects from entering into the forest that was later named Lahkiritah.

Despite the continuous hammering of the warning by the Emperor, some of his warriors had thought in their mind that there was more to the law than the Emperor was telling, some even thought the forest contained treasures, they all agreed to go into the forest to see for themselves. Horanmiyan heard about their plan but it was too late, as he couldn't stop them before they embarked into the forest. Ever since then, no one has ever seen, or heard from them anymore. Some said they were killed by the demons, some said they were turned into demons and they now reside into the forest.


They both wandered round the forest as it was very very big, no sign of Jakuta, neither were they signs or trace of anything living in the forest, they had wandered for some time now and darkness had begun to gradually cover the clouds, they were both scared of what might happen to them if darkness finally convered the clouds, maybe then will the demons step out to devour them, they were both worried in their minds but tried to keep a bold face still.


“I don't think Jakuta is still here.” Bonka finally broke the silence.

“Me neither, but how can we go back to the palace without having any information for the Emperor about his son, Jakuta?” Thimi replied

“I really don't know, but staying put here won't help matters too, would it ?”

“Okay then, let's take this route, navigate round a little more and if there's still no sign of him, we will return to the palace.” On that, they both agreed and forged ahead in their search quest.





Jakuta finally opened his eyes after being unconscious ever since he fell from the hill, his headache had now magnified enormously. It felt as if there was a calvary of warriors walking in his head, with all the strength left in him, he sat up first and then stood to his feet. He felt so weak and lightheaded, he felt as if he was going to pass out again, so he quickly picked up his blade that was laying right next to where he stood, and then sat under the tree he had hit his head against when he fell. He rested his back on the trunk of the tree and felt the cold breeze blowing. Gradually, he began to regain his strength, little by little. He closed his eyes for a minute and a quick sleep swept him off. In the sleep, he had a vision-like dream and saw his mother, Torosi. Although he only grew to see sculptures of her in reality but couple of times in his dream, he had seen her, and she looked everything that his father has described to him about his mother.

“Xhango!!!” His mother's voice whispered to him. Xhango was the name given to him by his mother’s people after his birth, only a few of them calls him that name and he loves it when he was called that name.

“Xhango!!!” The voice whispered again “This is not the time to slumber, what lays ahead isn't something that requires a little sleep nor slumber, you have to start preparing from now, you have to utilise every minute, for every minute is a gift from Eledua and it's must be judiciously utilised. For the prophecy must sure be fulfilled, wake up my son, wake up, wake up.”

Almost immediately, Jakuta jerked out of his sleep and stood to his feet, his strengths were replenished, he felt a new energy radiating around him, he looked around and saw that it was getting too and that his father must be getting worried by now. He was still looking round to see how to get out of the forest when he saw something so strange, yet so familiar. A mountain, solely erected in the middle of the forest, how come he hadn't seen it ever since he regained consciousness, that made it strange. It looked like the mountain he had been seeing in his dream for almost half of his life, that made it familiar.


Without no form of hesitation whatsoever, he headed for the mountain and before he could even realise what he was doing, he found himself climbing the mountain. After much efforts, he got to the top of the mountain and he saw that which was more familiar, the pot from his dream, he didn't let his surprise hinder him from proceeding towards it, he picked up the pot, and opened it. Just like in the dream, a lightening struck from the pot to the skies, passing by his eyes, almost blinding them, he let go of the pot and his blade, in order to scrub his eyes with his hands. The pot and the blade landed on the mountain at the same time and immediately they landed, thunder struck, a loud thunder that echoed in all of the empire.




Thimi and Bonka who had sighted Jakuta on the mountain for a while, stood transfixed to the ground in amusement of how a lightening had struck from the pot and how the landing of the pot had caused a thunderstorm, they were still wondering if it was a coincidence that those things happened simultaneously when they saw Jakuta groaning and gnashing his teeth in pain, without telling each other, they both began to run towards the mountain but both stopped abruptly when they heard Jakuta roaring, his voice echoed in and around the forest, thick and vibrated like thunder. They were still standing there, bemused at all that was happening when suddenly, fire came out from Roaring Jakuta's mouth. They both opened their mouth in amazement, as the fire became even mightier before it finally went off, not without Burning some bushes in the forest.

“He spits fire!!!” Bonka said.



Chapter 9 right here http://www.youngicee.com/2017/03/jakuta-chapter-9.html?m=1

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Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by donkross1(m): 1:24pm On Mar 03, 2017
Calmdove:
hmm.. . heemah dearie Long longer longest time**av been so busy all dis while but I will soon be back**donkross1 I greet u oo welldone

Hey hun, long time ooh.
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by bibijay123(f): 1:30pm On Mar 03, 2017
i have missed out on a lot embarassed

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Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by donkross1(m): 9:35am On Mar 04, 2017
bibijay123:
i have missed out on a lot embarassed

Oya kuli kuli cover up. We will wait for you.
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by esthyope(f): 3:20pm On Mar 04, 2017
love legendary stories like this. following back to back
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by Lawlahdey(f): 6:35pm On Mar 05, 2017
Donkross1... Please errmm, tryan make our updates more lenghty, our mouth is watering too much ehn

Captivating story by the way.. The part where jakuta roared nd spit fire actually made me scream out in awe.
Aderola15, hayu stee following this thing?
Cc: Donpoker9
Jay542
Mcbrooklyn
KissChrix.
Onnasucs

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Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by Nobody: 7:21pm On Mar 05, 2017
Lawlahdey:
Donkross1... Please errmm, tryan make our updates more lenghty, our mouth is watering too much ehn

Captivating story by the way.. The part where jakuta roared nd spit fire actually made me scream out in awe.
Aderola15, hayu stee following this thing?
Cc: Donpoker9
Jay542
Mcbrooklyn
KissChrix.
Onnasucs
If I don't follow my Baeby's story, who will ehn? shocked tongue


Uncu Kross ehhh, I need to see more of Rola na. We want updates as long as you jhor. tongue undecided

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Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by Lawlahdey(f): 7:34pm On Mar 05, 2017
Aderola15:

If I don't follow my Baeby's story, who will ehn? shocked tongue


Uncu Kross ehhh, I need to see more of Rola na. We want updates as long as you jhor. tongue undecided
Hahaha, as long as you got me grin grin
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by heemah(f): 7:50pm On Mar 05, 2017
Donkross1, how far tonight?
Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by donkross1(m): 10:14pm On Mar 06, 2017
CHAPTER 9


Thimi and Bonka who had sighted Jakuta on the mountain for a while, stood transfixed to the ground in amusement of how a lightening had struck from the pot and how the landing of the pot had caused a thunderstrike, they were still wondering if it was a coincidence that those things happened simultaneously when they saw Jakuta groaning and gnashing his teeth in pain, without telling each other, they both began to run towards the mountain but both stopped abruptly when they heard Jakuta roaring, his voice echoed in and around the forest, thick and vibrated like thunder. They were still standing there, bemused at all that was happening when suddenly, fire came out from Roaring Jakuta's mouth. They both opened their mouth in amazement, as the fire became even mightier before it finally went off, not without Burning some bushes in the forest.

“He spits fire!!!” Bonka said.

As soon as the fire went off, Jakuta fell down and lost consciousness almost immediately. On seeing this, both Bonka and Thimi rushed to the top of the mountain and grabbed him and exited the forest of Lahkiritah.



The following day came without any form of delay, it came brighter and fairer than the previous one, it came along with new strengths and new dreams for everyone, especially Jakuta who was just opening his eyes for the first time since he passed out the previous day. After regaining full consciousness, the first thing that popped up on his minds were series of questions. What actually happened, how was it possible for him to spit fire, what happened after the collapse, how did he get on his bed when the last thing he remembered was passing out on the mountain in the forest.

All these and many more were the questions that flooded his mind but immediately he turned his head to the side, what he saw right beside him on the bed made his heart skipped a million times, he forgot about every other thing at the sight of her smile, her smile that could brighten even the day of the saddest man on earth, her smile, pure and fresh like the best wine in the land.

“You!!!” He finally said after he realised he had been staring at her for a while and it was beginning to feel awkward.


“Welcome back, My Prince.” She rose up immediately and curtsied.

“What are you doing here,” he stuttered “I am sorry, please make yourself comfortable.” He added.

“I was asked to come and tend to you by your brother's wife.” She said after settling back on her seat.

“What ? Why ?”

“You were in a very bad state when you were brought in yesterday.”

“Brought in ? By who ?”

“By us.” Bonka's resounding voice echoed from the door where he was standing alongside Thimi.

“What ?” Jakuta jerked up on the bed. “How did you guys find me ?”

“Relax, the emperor told us everything.” Thimi replied as Bonka signalled for the maid to excuse them in the room. She curtsied and obeyed but not without looking at Jakuta and smiling to him once more. “and he ordered us to go get you. We did as he ordered and saw you on the mountain top,totally knocked off.” Thimi replied subtly.

“What else did you guys see ?” He started stuttering again.

“We saw everything, I mean everything.” Bonka

“Guys, please let it remain between us for now. No other ear must hear about this.”

“You know you can trust us.” Bonka reassured. “But how did you do that thing ?”

There was a brief moment of silence after that question was asked, Jakuta searched in his mind for answers but couldn't find none. He himself couldn't explain how it was possible for all those things to have happened. Well, whatever caused it, he doesn't want it to happen again, he had decided in his mind.

“I see you have no answers for that,” Thimi broke the silence as all three of them stared at each other. “But I am sure you will have an answer for my next question.” He added.


“What question is that ?” Jakuta inquired.

“What happened here overnight with that maid ?” The question was succeeded by loud roars of laughter between Bonka and Thimi, Jakuta only gave them the You-guys-are-mad look all through their laughing session.

“We are talking about a serious issue, you are talking about a maid.” Jakuta

“Come of it, do you think we didn't notice how you were staring at her lustfully when we came in ?” Thimi

“If we had stayed back for few more minutes, I am sure we would have found her right on the bed, laying next to you.” They both laughed hysterically again, even this time, Jakuta couldn't hold back the laughter.


“Did you guys tell the Emperor ?” Jakuta asked after they had all stopped laughing.

“About the fire ? No.”

“Ohh cool. Thanks guys.”

“Our pleasure.” They chorused.

“Speaking of Emperor, I think you should go and see him right away. He was pretty much very worried about you yesterday.”

“You are right, I should go and see him.” Jakuta stood up from the bed with the support of his friends, he could still feel pains all over his body, but it wasn't as excruciating as it was yesterday. They all left his room and headed for the throne room. Immediately they stepped out of the room, Jakuta saw Obah, standing under the three with the rest of her maids, they smiled to each other before he proceeded alongside his friends to the throne room.


They finally got to the throne room, to their surprise, all the chiefs were present there, also present there was Ajaka . The atmosphere in the throne room oozed sadness, they needed not to be told that something bad had happened or loomed. Just before Jakuta could summon the courage to inquire what was happening, the chief priest came out from the Emperor’s inner chambers into the throne room. Everyone in the room fixed their eyes on him, awaiting his report.


“The Emperor is dying.” He finally said, slowly.


Read Chapter 10 here: http://www.youngicee.com/2017/03/jakuta-chapter-10.html

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Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by donkross1(m): 2:35pm On Mar 10, 2017
Chapter 10

The silence in the throne room was so loud that it almost brought it down to the ground. Only glimpses were being cast around, most falling on the chief priest that had am just finish announcing the Emperor's terrible state of health. The sadness that was in the throne room heightened, no one could utter a word at all. Apart from the Emperor being a father to Ajaka and Jakuta, he was also a friend to most of the chiefs present, and a good monarch to every single person in the throne room and even all of the land. Although, Horanmiyan was in his old age, none still wanted him to die. If only they had the powers to make him young forever, they would have used it.


"I will leave now," the chief priest broke the long moment of silence. "To be back when the expected finally happens." He immediately made for the exit but suddenly stopped and turned around. "None should touch his body, after he passes on. Leave him be till i get here." He ordered, before leaving the throne room and the palace.


Minutes after he left, no one was able to move a nerve, they all stood in their previous positions, fixed firmly to the ground, until Ayangeh who was like the best friend to Horanmiyan finally went into the Emperor's inner chambers.

Ayangeh, one of the finest swordsman and greatest general in the Empire was the closest to the emperor amongst all the chiefs. Together, they had fought and conquered many kingdoms, won many battles, wined and dined together over the years. It was his closeness with the emperor that also made his son, Bonka to be close with the Emperor's son, Jakuta. Ayangeh spent some minutes with the emperor before coming out with his face filled with sadness. He couldn't come to terms with the fact that he was about to lose someone that had been his best friend since childhood. He fought back the tears but he couldn't hide the sorrows. He told Ajaka that the emperor would love to see him. Ajaka hearkened his father's call immediately and went into the inner chambers, he spent quite sometime in there before he finally came out with a saddened look also and told Jakuta to go in.


Jakuta slowly entered into the inner chambers, and found his father, the emperor laying down on the bed. Weakness was written all over his face, but it didn't take away his broad and reassuring smile.

"Ajakuta!!!" The emperor called out his full name in a stretched tone. Jakuta went closer to him and knelt down by the bed. "Rise, and seat here." The emperor said in his weak tone.

"Father," Jakuta said softly. "You can't die now, I still need your guidance, i need you to tutor me about a lot of things. You can't just leave me like this." Jakuta shed a tear or two.

"Hnmm," the emperor hummed deeply. "Ofcourse you will survive without me, the gods will surely guard and guide you. They will lead you towards the part of fulfilling the prophecy."


"What prophecy, Father ?"

"Before you were born, there was already a prophecy about you." Emperor said after another rounds of humming. "You are meant to be a great man, you shall ride on the horses and conquer the world. You shall make Hoyoh empire great, you shall make it one of the greatest empires of all time."


"How am I supposed to do that ? I am not even the crowned prince."

"At the appointed time, the gods will work out everything, all you have to do is wait."

"I don't understand."

"You will, someday. Together with your friends, Thimi and Bonka. You shall enlarge this empire. You shall build one of the most fiercest army in and around. The world shall remember you as one who lived like a god."

"Father, you are confusing me."

"There's a warning, do not trust any weaker vessel, do not trust any of them. Through them shall your downfall be caused, but if you are wary of them. You shall remain a conqueror through out your reign."


"Weaker vessel? Who are the weaker vessels? Who should i be wary of ?" Jakuta rained series of questions.

"That is the summary of the prophecy from the gods."

"You still haven't answered my questions, Father."

Horanmiyan closed his eyes tight, and began to mumble some words. Jakuta couldn't make sense of anything he was saying in the mumblings, except for the name that kept popping out, he kept on calling the name of his dead wife, Torosi. Within a short while, he took his last breath and passed on to the great beyond. At first, Jakuta didn't want to believe that he was really dead, he held and shook his body continuously, when he didn't get a feed back, it dawned on him that his beloveth father was really dead. His breath increased at a very high tempo, anger beclouded him, sadness weighed him down, he screamed out in agony.


Chapter 11 right here http://www.youngicee.com/2017/03/jakuta-chapter-11.html?m=1

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Re: Jakuta (god Of Thunder) by heemah(f): 6:44pm On Mar 10, 2017
Weaker vessels na woman nah... grin grin
Eyah RIP Emperor.

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