XZero- A Victubia Fan Fiction Part one
5. March 2014
XZero- Victubia Fan fiction Written by: Me (Raz Rokroiza)
Far across the continent, King Kaizan looked upon the utopian city of Victubia with his Max scope. His brow furrowed over his weathered eyes as he saw the roads filled with happy citizens. The city is well known all around the continent. Victubia thrived in every way possible while his lands tried desperately to scrape up a living. Everyone seemed to see the city as the star of the continent. Pushing away the scope, he let out an irritated sigh and sat in his chair, leaning his head back. In his rampant thoughts, he began to entertain thoughts of war with the city. He felt great joy in the imaginings of the queens suffering. His thoughts were cut short as his door was opened and his young page filed in holding a letter.
“My lord, I have a letter from the queen of Victubia.” He walked over to his master, placing the parchment in his hands. With a jerk, he broke the seal and read the contents. Kaizan let out a chuckle and rolled it back up.
“Looks like the generous Queen of Victubia wishes for me to grace her with my company. Krill get the carriage ready. We wouldn’t want to keep her waiting.”
Krill bowed to him and rushed out of the room running down the tower stairwell to the carriage room. With haste, he powered up the steam carriage, the mechanic horses roaring to life, steam billowing out of their nostrils. He made sure everything was ready for his master’s journey.
Kaizan took his time in his room, staring into the gold garnished mirror at his old appearance. Heavy bags hung under his grey eyes and his skin looked like worn leather riddled with scars left from past wars with his neighbors. It took him nearly an hour to be ready, dressing his face in powder to hide his skin and dressed in his dark garbs of royalty. By the time he made it down, Krill was nodding off in the carriage. Kaizan took one look, picked up his scepter, and smacked it hard against the boy’s legs, rousing him with a squeal. Rubbing his quickly bruising leg he moved over in the carriage as Kaizan took his seat. The large gates opened up revealing the road and Kaizan pressed the forward button with his scepter, the carriage burst through them at an incredible speed, Krill being nearly knocked into the ceiling. The king’s carriage smashed through the cobblestone streets of his castle town, the royal standard billowing behind them. As they rode by, Kaizan looked out the side window, watching his home pass in a blur. Even at the speed, the suffering could not escape his eyes. His people were walking about the town in worn clothes, desolate expressions masked each and every face that passed by. With a huff, he turned his attention away, his expression turned hard and Krill still rubbing the wound noticed and tried to think of something to say. Krill although young felt utter loyalty to the ruler for he was the one who saved him from the gutter.
They raced across the lands, going over the many terrains that spanned the continent, occasionally passing a town. The closer they got to Victubia, the bigger the change in atmosphere. The barren lands of his kingdom changed into a plethora of lush and vibrant locales. Krill could not help but hang his mouth wide in amazement while Kaizan closed his eyes and crossed his arms. It was not long now before they made it to Victubia. Krill had never been away from his own kingdom and felt an incredible urge of excitement. Many stories of this place were thrown around the gutters, many talked of one day joining that extravagant society. Then they were there, Kaizan slowed the carriage as they approached the cities border. A man dressed in security clothing stopped them. Kaizan motioned to Krill and he opened the door and stood before the man holding the scroll.
“We have come to meet with the queen as requested,” Krill said trying to sound knightly. The man looked the sad looking boy over, noting his dirty exterior and raised an eyebrow. Taking it, he saw the seal and nodded approvingly.
“Before you meet with the queen you must stop by the Mayor as is custom.”
Krill nodded and took back the order before returning to the coach. They entered the city and things turned into a fantastical dream. Nothing could ever compare to the beauty of Victubia. All the rumors were true. Krill had his face plastered to the window, starring at everything. Amazing structures lined the roads and all different kinds of people sauntered along the sidewalks dressed in fancy clothing. Not a single person dressed the same. As he watched the pavilion that was Victubia, he remembered all the people back where he lived and it saddened him. He turned away and stared at his hands. Kaizan peeked out observing the filth; many eyes looked the carriage down as it passed.
“Why is it custom to meet the mayor first?” Krill asked.
“It’s just the etiquette here. Nobody gets to the queen before going through the mayor.”
“When we make it to the mayors building I want you to deal with her. Make it quick, I want to be away from this place as soon as I can.”
It was baffling how he could want to leave such a wonderful place so quickly. When they reached the mayors building, they stopped the carriage along the entrance. The horses sent a burst of steam before halting. Taking one last look to Kaizan, Krill exited and stumbled up the marble steps. At the huge oak doors, Krill straightened his jacket and wiped the dirt off before knocking. A minute later, the doors opened and he stepped into a large welcome area. It just kept hitting him repeatedly; he felt his mouth droop again as he was confronted again with another overwhelming sight. Shining marble floors spanned the entire room and many shelves lined the walls holding pamphlets and what not. The room was bright as a huge crystal chandelier hung from the high ceiling aided by the light from the arched windows. The room was crowded with many different people talking. Krill tried his best to move through the crowd, bumping into some who quickly apologized to him even though it was his fault. It was plain that manners were commonplace as each smiled at him. Making it through, he ran into the edge of a large helpdesk, a sharp tendril of pain shot through him and he grasped his side, whimpering.
“Are you ok?” a soft voice asked. Wincing, Krill saw the cute girl sitting behind the desk and he immediately straightened.
A badge was adorned on her vest stating she was a Mod.
“My name is Taz. What can I do for you?”
“I have come on behalf of King Kaizan of the Laigar domain. We have gotten a summons from the Great Queen Minx and we were told to meet with the Mayor first.”
Reaching into his jacket, he showed her the order. Taz pushed up her glasses and smiled.
“I will take you to her.” Taz pushed off from her roller chair and stood up. “Please follow me.” He followed her as she led him through the building. People parted ways for her as she moved, everyone waving to her. They went up a staircase and entered a hallway with various doors on either side. They strode towards the door at the end and Taz knocked lightly on the door before opening it. The sight of the mayor laying head down on a large oak desk greeted them, a layer of papers scattered on the surface. At first, Krill was sceptic but the shiny gold nameplate assured him that it was indeed the mayor. From the look of it, she must have been extremely busy. Taz let out a sigh and cleared her throat loudly. The mayor twitched before her eyes slowly opened, taking in the two standing before her.
“Mayor Gabbi you have a visitor.”