Once he arrived, the crowd was obliged to be silent.
"You are all gathered here to witness the execution of Mathilda Voera who burned the town of Carcassone and attack the guards of Clearcrest! The guards bring forth the gallows!"
The guards brought forth the gallows and positions Mathilda's head in the rope. Her hands were tied behind her hands only then, she woke up. She looked confused by all the people who were shouting at her. She was so scared that tears rapidly escaped her eyes. Her lips were chapped from all the blood she lost but she still has the energy to look for her daughter.
When she saw her, she smiled at her daughter and her last words were, "I love you," and the trap door opened making Mathilda's body hang until she died from asphyxiation.
"NO!" Malaya finally shouted. She has been constraining herself but this made her lose her sanity. She was enraged, like a wild beast in a cage, she wanted to kill everyone who has witnessed her mother's death. But most especially the one who ordered her execution, that stupid-fat-duke Saturn Gareth III.
Duke Saturn looked over to the child and whispered something to the royal guard beside him. The guard bowed his head and ordered that the child be restrained and bring forward to the stage. They tied her hands behind her back and carried her to the center of the stage beside her hanging mother. She looked at her crying while cursing under her breath the ancient words, egamir kafilda evima ur seka ami .
This will be the last time you'll see me cry.
The duke kicked her back, "What in the world are you speaking of?" He pulled her hair to exhibit the child to the crowd, "The child is for auction of a young slave. The lowest bid will be 20 Kugh," The crowd grew uproar as the bidding of slaves has finally started. They have been waiting for an auction all year-round since the past year, the King visited their city and the auctions for slaves have been postponed.
Malaya couldn't even hear the crowd, she had her eyes focus on her mother and all the things that had happened to her. Her resentment grew far more each time she stayed being held down by the dirty hands of the duke. She wanted to kill him where he is right now but she can't. She can't because she's weak. She couldn't save her mother, her father, and her clan because she's weak.
"3,000 Kugh!" At last, a woman who was wearing a green suit and armor bid the now-highest bid in the auction.
"Going once? Going twice? The slave goes to Aleria Wolfheart!" Aleria went to the stage to get Malaya. She smiled at her but Malaya could only give her venomous little eyes.
"Aww what an angry cat, you are cute, I like you!" She pulled Malaya out of the stage and went back to her carriage. As they have finally settled down their seats, she crossed her legs and examine her newfound slave, Malaya.
"Funny, your name is Malaya which means freedom but you are being sold as a slave. How ironic."
"If you think it's funny then, by all means, laugh for me."