As soon as the sun went down, I woke up, the bag laying beside the bed reminding me of everything. Enkil alive, and myself accepting to be his companion and to go with him in Egypt. I slowly got up and grabbed one of my dresses that I left in my closet, a beautiful forest green satin dress, long but also very light. I slowly putted it on, then placed my hair.
I was about to leave when I noticed the letter that I wrote to Marius. I took it and put it softly on my pillow. Just to be sure that he would see it, that he wouldn't worry too much.
Then, without thinking twice, I grabbed my bag and walked out, closing and locking the door.
I quickly made my way to the park and saw him standing under the streetlight. I smiled widely to him as I walked by his side.
"This color really fits you well." I told him in a soft, silken voice.
"Only fitting. Purple is the color of royalty, correct?"
I gave a slight chuckle. I motioned towards the hearse at the curb. "We travel in style, my lady," I said to Pandora.
I hooked my arm invitingly and said "Well, shall we? There is a surprise waiting for you."
I nodded slowly, laughing, then looked at the hearse. "I am impressed." I said, taking his arm with mine. "Such a beautiful hearse. I am not surprise. I wasn't expecting less, you always loved style."
I smiled a little to him. "A surprise? Now you make me curious." What could it be? What kind of surprise could he reserve to me? I was feeling a little sad and ashamed. I hadn't thought about taking anything for him with me.
"A surprise indeed." I lead her around to the back of the hearse and opened the door, revealing two splendidly crafted solid silver caskets.
"In Egypt, silver is even more rare than gold. One is for you."
I pulled her casket halfway out of the vehicle so she could see it. The lid was crafted like a sarcophogas of an ancient Egyptian queen. It was in the shape of a slender woman, circlet on her head, arms crossed on her chest, holding a lotus blossom and a scepter. "One for beauty, the other for power," I said describing the objects. I opened the casket a crack, revealing the beautiful purple interior.
"For you my dear. I do hope you like it."
I went totally silent, wordless by the emotion. It was totally gorgeous. I softly ran my fingers on the top of the casket, on the forms of the woman, on her arms, hands, on the scepter and the beautiful flower. It was so beautiful I couldn't find any word to describe the surprise.
The lotus was looking so fragile and strong at the same time. Almost as if it was real. I couldn't help but run my fingers on it again, slowly drawing the edges of it. I looked inside the casket to see the beautiful color of the interior and finally got able to talk.
"Enkil..." I whispered. I slowly looked up to him and smiled, losing my words again. I slowly pulled him against me and hugged him, such a bold move that I wouldn't have dared to do, so many centuries ago. Not even dared thinking about it. "It is so beautiful. Thank you so much."
I held Pandora tightly as she embraced me.
"It is nothing really. It's the least I can do for you. I wanted to do this for you. You are one of the only people I trust in this world and I am blessed to have you along for this journey. Well shall we?"
I returned the coffin to the back of the hearse and walked to the passenger side door, opening it for her.
"Let us begin our journey down the Dark Path."
I smiled as I followed him to the door and sat down in the car, throwing my bag at my feet. "I am touched and honored that you are trusting me enough to let me accompany you, Enkil." I said softly. I smiled a little more to him.
I went silent for a few seconds, staring at my bag, wondering if I had anything I could give him, but I knew that it wasn't the case. I only had things like clothes, soap, brushes, and things of that kind. Nothing he could like. Sadly.
"I really wish I had something for you." I said softly.