Sheeta had been scared of seeing that robot at the military base, and she remembered how lonely she had been when Pazu had been sent away. Never did she think that is had held a soul of a person who once lived in the floating city of Laputa, but now she knew. The grave in the garden was the tomb of the Kings, all previous royals are buried there. Could it be possible that some of her descendents were buried there since she was of a royal bloodline. A princess. “Muska, do you think that some of my bloodline are buried in that tomb?” Besides he had said it himself, her name meant she was royalty.
She listened as he explained about the robot at the military base. “But he wouldn’t have attacked you, all he was doing was protecting me. Though you have changed over the years so of course he may have attacked.” And the robot had attacked Muska and those other soldiers, she remembered being on the other side of that tower. Watching when it fired its beam. And Pazu, yes she remembered Muska being so jealous of the friendship she had shared with Pazu. But that was in the past. Watching him fall to his knees she gently placed a hand upon his head and knelt down moving her hand downwards to rest against his cheek.
"The past is the past, and I have forgiven everything that you did. I already told you that." Sheeta slid her hand under his chin and tilted it up so that he could meet her gaze. The princess looked into his eyes with a soft and caring smile. "These halls hold many memories for you my love, but you and I can clean everything up and make this our home. A place with new memories. And make it a safe place for our people to return to if they wish, and safe for our children." Realizing what she had just said at the end, a blush crept up onto her cheeks.
They needed to get married before thinking about children, however she had meant what she said. And Sheeta would stay by her king’s side forever. Never to leave him, and always be there when he needed a shoulder to cry on. Or to just hold her, kiss her. She loved him.
The king sighed, trying to calm the raging storm of pain within his heart and mind. He took a few calming breaths as he felt Sheeta’s gentle touch. “I did look into your family’s history— from what I could tell, your ancestors ruled over one of the outer kingdoms. We are in the central city; long ago, there were other cities that floated around as well. The city that was directly on the right from this one was ruled over by your family… there is another tomb— or there was— in that city… So I’d assume that your ancestors would have been buried there.” He wrapped his arms around her. “The past is the past… I know… And it still seems so unreal that you’re here with me…” If I’m dreaming, I never want to wake up… If I’m dead and this is paradise, then… To whatever Gods still lie in hiding, thank you…
He fell silent for a moment; it was calming just to hear her voice. Albeit at her last sentence he felt a burning blush cross his cheeks. “Sheeta, I want nothing more than to raise a family with you, to live in harmony with this world with you… I’ve always wondered what it would be like if we did raise a family…” He fell silent again, a sad sigh escaping him, “Sheeta… if you asked for the world, I would give it to you… But you’ve seen how unstable I can be… how painful this world has been for me… I doubt I’m anywhere near the standard for sanity… and I don’t want to burden a child with that…” But Muska also knew that if he ended up dead without an heir, then the Laputian royal line would die out. And there’d be no chance of keeping the city alive. Even so… “Sheeta, I’m afraid… I’m afraid that I’ll pass this madness, this sorrow and anguish to a child… I won’t be able to live with myself if I do…”
He held onto her, terrified that she’d vanish, that he’d be alone, that this was all just a lovely dream… a fleeting dream like it always was… “I’m so sorry… I want to give you everything… I just can’t risk hurting you… or a family… Sheeta, I’d die if I caused you pain like that…”
Sheeta listened to his words as if they were raindrops falling on her head gently. So her ancestors did rule up in the skies above the Earth, just in one of the outer kingdoms. And there had been a tomb there as well. It made her happy yet at the same time made her sad, it would have been nice to be able to place flowers on the tomb of her ancestors. It was such a shame they couldn’t find pieces of ruin from the outer kingdom in which her family had ruled over at one time. “I wish…..I wish I could have visited there.” She said in a low quiet voice.
The princess felt her heart sink at the words he spoke next. She wanted to start a family with him, and live peacefully up here in the clouds of Laputa. Rebuild and flourish as the city within the clouds once more, which was odd since she had been the one who said a kingdom without a compassionate king is no kingdom at all. That the throne room had been a tomb, and remembering Uncle Palm’s words that everything must return to the Earth. But all that aside she felt like an imaginary knife was twisting into her heart, the smile had disappeared from her lips. Yes. She knew how unstable he could be, the pain he has gone through and how his sanity balanced like on the tip of a knife.
Sheeta could feel his grip digging into the fabrics of her dress as he just held her, but slowly she released his grip and took a few steps back. Her fingers curled around her pendant and her expression looked as if she was ready to cry. “Hurting me! Muska you have to get pass all this anguish all this pain you have suffered. I agreed to come here because I thought we could have a future, a real future. I love you! I love you so much that I was willing to throw my life away on Earth to be here in Laputa with you.” Finally the tears began to fall down her soft cheeks as she dropped to her knees, letting go of the pendant.
"How can we ever be happy if you dwell on all the negative? Can’t you think of the positive or are you so trapped by your past that you can’t break apart from it? You say that you don’t want to cause me pain. But that’s just what you’re doing to me right now. Muska…….please."
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