Author's Disclaimer: PLEASE READ FIRST

The Luna Silver Blade Memoirs

[The Life and Times of a Once-Ordinary Girl]

A Planet of the Apes Fanfic Novel

"It is up to you, the esteemed reader, to decide the fate of my tale; write it off as fiction or rambling nonsense or pretend that it is simply a story. A story written by an ordinary human girl and yes, my dear esteemed reader…I am human!"

Rated: MA [Mature Adult]

Genres(s): Adventure, Romance and Fanfiction

Tag(s): Alternate Universe

Warning(s): Rape, Violence, Death, Swearing, Human/Ape Relation(s), Slavery, Slow Romance, Sexual Slavery, Coming of Age, Trials, Possessive Sex, Enemies to Lovers, Master/Slave, BDMS and Rebellion


Author's Disclaimer:

PLEASE READ FIRST

Dear Reader(s);

Welcome to my FIRST Planet of the Apes Fanfic with an Alternate Universe twist that I hope you will find unique. This is a mixture of the novel, movies, TV Shows and comic versions; I wanted to do something different and take a step out of my comfort zone.

The novel version was written in 1963 and it was called La Planete des Singes the English translation; Planet of the Apes or Monkey Planet and the author who wrote it is Pierre Boulle. This novel was the inspiration to the adaption franchise; though the adaptions were very different from the novel.

From 1968-1973 the first five movies were made; Planet of the Apes, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes and Battle for the Planet of the Apes. Then from 1974-1976; the TV series live action Planet of the Apes and the Cartoon Return to the Planet of the Apes were made.

Following after were the comic book series, the 2001 remake and the 2011-2017 reboot movie series. I found and read Planet of the Apes Fanfic stories that were interesting, and inspiring; I decided to try my hand.

But this is no ordinary Planet of the Apes Fanfic; I am doing my own version of Pierre Boulle's novel along with pulling a Cleopatra Memoirs by Margaret George and I am using Tim Burton's 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes, and expand upon it in this Fanfic story. I am doing a girl from Earth gets teleported to another world…I know it is cliché but…who has not done it?

This is also my first interspecies romance between humans, apes and monkeys; I also found this great song called The Song of the Goddess on a Wiccan site, it's a bit Pagan but it ties into the story nicely in a way.

I do not own the characters of Planet of the Apes; they belong to Pierre Boulle

1968-1973 Movies Screenplays

Michael Wilson

Rod Serling

Paul Dehn

1974-1976 Live Action and Cartoon

Anthony Wilson

David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng

Finally the characters of the 2001 remake and comics belong to Tim Burton and Ian Edginton for Dark Horse Comics. Thank you for reading this Author's Disclaimer and please enjoys this unique story!


Fanfic stories that inspired this writing…

Fanfiction: unleash your imagination/Archive of Our Own/Wattpad

Surviving the Planet of the Apes by sisterawesomeness

The Game by PsychoxLuv

Planet of the Apes: Star-Crossed Lovers by moon_goddess_118

My Slave [Thade's love story] by courtney193


I dedicate The Luna Silver Blade Memoirs in memory to my Mother; Margaret "Peggy" Bachleda [May: 1952-2014]!

2: Prologue
Prologue

The Luna Silver Blade Memoirs

[The Life and Times of a Once-Ordinary Girl]

A Planet of the Apes Fanfic Novel

Prologue

A school class was volunteering at a dig site of an ancient city ruin and they were working in pairs of two. But in one section of the ruins; a sudden cave-in happened and two students found themselves trapped.

Ariel and Cornelius, best friends since they were infants, found themselves trapped in a spacious large courtyard that was once a garden and the surrounding walls were still in tact. They contact their teacher by walkie-talkie and were instructed to remain calm as rescue was coming.

They had enough food and water between them to stretch for at least 2 1/2 weeks along with other supplies, a deck of cards and their archaeology tools. Ariel and Cornelius decided to explore the courtyard to stay busy; they made the center their base camp.

Ariel began digging on the right side of the courtyard and Cornelius worked on the left side. They found broken but preserved pottery, fossil groves of trees, dried plants in jugs, broken statues, preserved skeletons of animals, etc.

They carefully categorized their findings in the center of the courtyard and talked theories on the items; Ariel and Cornelius loved learning history, they always had questions and always broke down what they learned, and read. Ariel was also curious about her family history and the impact that took place thirteen centuries ago.

Cornelius always loved history; his family was members of the Historian Guild and they work hard to preserve ancient historical sites, information and the myths/legends that follow. They went back to work after a small lunch of splitting an apple and a ham/cheese sandwich.

It was in the center of one of the fossil grove of trees where Ariel was digging that she found a sealed lock box buried. She called Cornelius' name; he came over and helped unearth the box fully, and set it on a mount of dirt.

He broke the box's sealed lock with a rock; both teens jumped back as they heard the box hissed as it released trapped air. Upon opening the box; they found a thick ten-books-in-one bound book and it was well preserved.

The book was bound in midnight blue with a silver pentacle on the cover and the pages were the color of nightfall with a turquoise never-ending Celtic Knot border, and the words were written in turquoise ink.

"What a find, Ariel;" exclaimed Cornelius excitedly as his friend carefully picked the book up. "This book must have been sealed within this box and buried for thirteen centuries; we'll get very high grades for this find!"

"That is if we get saved first;" said Ariel as she eyed the heavily blocked entrance to the courtyard, "We have flashlights in case it gets dark but we are exposed to the elements!"

"Well until rescue comes we are trapped here for the time being;" said Cornelius as he looked around, "let's read the book and learn who wrote it!"

"It's a memoir written in 20th Century Earth English;" said Ariel after she opened the book and took a look at the first page, "this is history from someone's point of view!"

Cornelius used the walkie-talkie to report their findings before moving to the center of the courtyard and feet from their other findings. They lay on their stomachs on the ground with the book open between them and began reading…

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The Luna Silver Blade Memoirs

[The Life and Times of a Once-Ordinary Girl]

A Planet of the Apes Fanfic Novel

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"Be careful what you wish for;" is a simple saying that is also a motto and mantra…

If I knew that picking up a talisman and making a simple wish that ends up coming true; I would have trashed the talisman and washed my hands. If someone were to tell me that I was going on an adventure on a world ruled by evolved talking apes, I would have checked you for a fever before recommending that you go to the "funny farm" wearing a straightjacket.

I was given a talisman, made a wish and now call this new world that I got sent to now home. I was also given special Gifts that helped me survive but also made me a weapon of sorts and I learned to stay alive with luck, and help.

I made friends who helped, made enemies who tried to hinder and also found love that would have been considered very strange. One particular friend had this book made for me and I decided it was time to write my memoirs.

The pages were the color of nightfall, decorated with turquoise never-ending Celtic Knot borders and the ink I was given to use was turquoise. This is my history written from my point of view and whatever intelligent species or race who may find my story; I pray that you do not destroy it.

Each chapter has four parts at least; you may not believe it but I hope you hear my voice and let me tell you my story. Read my story and then return it to its burial until it is dug up again.

It is up to you, the esteemed reader, to decide the fate of my tale; write it off as fiction or rambling nonsense or pretend that it is simply a story. A story written by an ordinary human girl and yes, my dear esteemed reader…I am human!

My name is Luna Silver Blade and I come from another world called Earth, and this is MY story…

4: Book 1-Part 1
Book 1-Part 1

The Luna Silver Blade Memoirs

[The Life and Times of a Once-Ordinary Girl]

A Planet of the Apes Fanfic Novel

Book 1

Part 1

1

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As I said before…

My name is Luna Silver Blade; I had long silvery white hair and mismatched blue eyes, right eye was sapphire blue like twilight and left eye was midnight blue like the night sky. I had alabaster white skin with lips red as a red rose [that was natural and yet was mistaken for lipstick] and I had natural kohl-like eyelashes; I stood at 4'11" and was even mistaken for an albino, yet I had natural looks that was considered exotic.

I'm an orphan and I was considered lucky to be living with my Aunt Rose. Rose O'Sullivan wasn't related to me by blood but she was my godmother and she knew my birthmother during her time pregnant.

I guess before I tell my story; I should at least tell my Mother's story first. I only knew my Mother from my godmother and it is a sad story but it is the perfect place to start…


I

My Mother had named herself Ananke Moira Blade; she was a homeless teenager of sixteen. She never spoke much about her family only that they were too religious and strict.

Ananke could/would not conform so they threw her out; no money, no change of clothes, just nothing but the clothes on her back. She was fifteen at the time and did odd jobs for some money to buy food, and saved to buy a bus ticket.

She traveled across the country; doing odd jobs, hitch hiking, anything to keep going. Ananke slept in homeless shelters and sometimes even slept under benches on the ground in parks.

She visited libraries and read every book she can to stay educated; she regretted not finishing school and became one who fell through the cracks. By the time she turned sixteen; Ananke forgot her family and real name, she concentrated on surviving.

Ananke was a beautiful young woman with blond white hair and mismatched blue eyes. She knew how to fight and protect herself from being raped, and she always carried a knife hidden on her person.

On her eighteenth birthday that was on Halloween night; she came to a small town called Sunnydale. Everyone was in costume as Ananke searched for a place to sleep as the homeless shelters were filled up.

Ananke was alone as she went into the woods to find a place to sleep away from people. But everything changed that night when a drunken male stranger came upon her; he made a pass and she refused, yet the drunk wasn't taking no for an answer.

She tried to draw her knife but the stranger knocked her out; when morning came and Ananke awoke, her clothes were torn, blood between her legs and soreness as she stood up. She left town once she was cleaned and hitched hike her way to New York State; Ananke knew that she was raped but she did not know who and she never spoke about it to anyone.

She spent Thanksgiving with a family who were kind enough to offer her shelter, food and a bed; yet Ananke never stayed long. She did odd task for the family and even babysat, and was paid good money until she had to leave.

Ananke kept moving until sign of winter was coming had her finding a homeless shelter in another small town. It was days before Christmas when Ananke Moira Blade met Rose O'Sullivan who was volunteering in serving food at the shelter.

Rose was three years older then Ananke; she had black hair and green eyes, she had a willowy figure and stood at 5'2". Rose and Ananke became very close friends by New Years of 1990; it was Rose who helped Ananke after the eighteen-year-old homeless teen discovered she was pregnant.


II

Rose had Ananke living with her and to Ananke Moira Blade; Rose O'Sullivan was an older sister and her only friend, and confidant whom she told about the rape. Throughout the pregnancy; Rose made sure that Ananke went to her check ups and during an ultrasound of one appointment they learned that she was going to have a girl.

Ananke knew that her unborn daughter was a product of rape but she could not hate the child; but she was also scared about how she was going to care for a child with no proper education and no job. But Rose eased her fears and got her taking night classes, and helped her study.

Rose converted a second spare room into a nursery as both women of eighteen and twenty-one prepared for the baby. It was in June and on the night before Midsummer that Ananke went into labor, and Rose rushed her to the hospital.

Rose stayed by her friend's side as the night passed for the labor was long and painful; it was during a Midsummer dawn that Ananke gave birth to her daughter in the hospital birthing pool. But when the new mother was helped out of the water; the young girl suddenly collapsed into a seizure that scared Rose and worried the doctors.

The doctors did everything they could to save her but it wasn't enough and Ananke soon passed. This left the doctors feeling stumped; there was an emergency autopsy done to find out the cause but nothing came up and it became known as a mystery.

Rose knew that Ananke never liked to talk about her family; she knew that the girl was practically abandoned and Rose considered herself the only family that the homeless girl had. Ananke never spoke her real name; she always called herself Ananke Moira Blade.

Rose and Ananke made plans in case something happened; Rose was named the child's guardian and godmother before the birth. When Rose O'Sullivan held her goddaughter for the first time and saw how unique she was; she vowed to love the child as if she was her own.

Ananke loved the Moon and the color silver; Rose thought of a unique name and she named the baby girl, Luna Silver Blade. Rose loved the child and never left her alone for long; she moved the crib into her bedroom so that the baby could be near.

She took Luna to work with her and the child was adored by many who held her; there were no shortage of arms that were willing to hold the baby. To Rose; Luna Silver Blade was her child but she never forgot the child's birthmother, Rose kept a picture of Ananke around and visited her gravesite whenever she could.

Ananke was given a small private funeral with just Rose and the baby, and a few homeless people who had known Ananke for a short time. On Luna's first birthday and the first anniversary; Rose brought a bouquet of roses to lie on the grave and she spoke to Ananke, told her friend about her child and repeated the promise she had made to always care for Luna.


III

It wasn't until I was six-years-old that I learned about my birthmother from Aunt Rose and how I learned what it meant to be a child born of rape. Yet my godmother always stressed that my birthmother never blamed me for the conception; I was a miracle in a way for my birthmother was able to find another family in Aunt Rose.

I was a unique child; my aunt and I would always visit my birthmother's gravesite to lay flowers on it, and to talk to her. I even spoke to the picture of my birthmother and noticed how our eyes were the same mismatched blue.

So I was an orphan; a child born of rape but I will never let that dictate what I will become…

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The Luna Silver Blade Memoirs

[The Life and Times of a Once-Ordinary Girl]

A Planet of the Apes Fanfic Novel

Book 1

Part 1

2

1

Thanks to Aunt Rose; I became an avid reader at a young age and was ahead of my class in English but Math was never my strong suite for I had trouble understanding the problems. My Godmother became my tutor for Math and helped me find ways to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

From Kindergarten to 1st Grade; I knew I was different from the other kids and I had trouble making friends with kids who were my age. I was self-conscious of my looks and preferred to hide myself.

I preferred hiding my looks especially my eyes; I never liked how people would stare at my eyes in curiosity. I always wore a scarf with my hair tucked underneath along with a hat; I also wore a pair of sunglasses to hide my eyes behind.

I always wore long sleeved button shirts and long pants with gloves; my classmates thought I was weird but my teachers understood. But I could only cover up when going outside otherwise I was allowed to keep my sunglasses on inside.

I kept to myself during lunch and recess; I would be found with a book and my nose inside it this would be the only time I never wore my sunglasses. For lessons; I always took my sunglasses off so that I could see better and always put them back on before any of my classmates could see my eyes.

I soon finished Kindergarten and by then; Aunt Rose had another job offer to become head librarian in a New York Library. We moved to a two-bedroom apartment and celebrated my Seventh Midsummer Birthday; I missed visiting my birthmother's gravesite for it was also her anniversary, so my Godmother and I would fill a vase with water, and put flowers in it behind my birthmother's picture.

We were soon settled in and it wasn't long until I was getting ready to attend First Grade in Elementary School [I forgot what the school was called though]. But I remember the first day of going to school; the building was a three-story red brick building as my Godmother went with me early so that she could see that I get comfortable.

The principle who I will call Mr. Burns escorted us to the First Grade classroom on the first floor; I learned that Grades 1 and 2 were on the first floor, while Grades 3 and 4 were on the second floor, and Grade 5 had the entire third floor. There was a nice library, a large cafeteria and an indoor/outdoor gym.

My First Grade Teacher was Miss. K and her classroom number was 7; she was a nice lady who got me to an assigned seat in the front row. Soon other students start showing up and Aunt Rose headed for her first day of work with a promise to pick me up after school, and she had never broken a promise.

I learned that my classmates came from the same Kindergarten class and they were curious about me as they took their seats. So for role call; Miss. K would call on a student to come up, introduce themselves and say one thing about themselves.

I was the last to be called up and I was soon standing before my classmates feeling nervous dressed in a nice blue button long sleeve shirt and long black pants wearing a scarf like a hood with my hair tucked in, and wearing sunglasses along with my gloves. I felt the many stares that bore at me as I said: "My name is Luna Silver Blade and I am an avid reader!"

"Luna Silver Blade…" said a boy in the back of the class with a snort, "what kind of name is that?"

"Why is she wearing sunglasses, a scarf and gloves?" asked another boy off to the left middle side and a girl said: "Why is she so pale and wearing lipstick? That is weird!"

Miss. K rang a bell and brought order to her class; then she said: "Miss. Blade's name is very unique; she prefers to hide her looks out of self-consciousness, she is pale because she has fair skin and her lips are naturally red not lipstick!"

I took a Kleenex anyway and rubbed my lips with it before showing no smudge before stuffing the tissue into my pocket, and returned to my seat.


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I had a nice class as we went over class schedule with a chart showing what our classes will be followed by name tag plaques being placed on our desks to show our assigned seats. Then we went to the school library, met the librarians and learned the library rules; we even got school library cards so that we can take books out.

Then we went to the gym and met the gym teachers who gave us the safety rules of the gym before we headed to lunch. Aunt Rose had packed me a lunch of a ham/cheese sandwich with baby carrots and Ranch dressing dip, and a Snicker Chocolate Bar for dessert.

After lunch we had recess and I found a tree to sit under to read a book I brought from home; it was a challenging book but I managed to read it. That is until someone snatched the book and my sunglasses from my hands, and yanked my scarf off my head; I looked up to see four of my classmates standing over me and I must have startled them with my mismatched blue eyes as they all jumped slightly.

"She has two different blue eyes and her hair is all white;" said a boy and another boy asked: "Don't old people usually the one with white hair?"

"She looks like a freak and I bet she had her hair dyed somehow;" said one girl who had snatched my book and sunglasses as the other girl held my scarf.

I stood up, picked up a lock of my hair and held it up as I said simply: "My hair is naturally white!"

"Yeah right, Freak, no one is ever born with natural white hair;" said the second girl with a snort as she and her friends suddenly ran away with my stuff.

I chased after them but lost the group of four in the playground and had to make my way to Miss. K who was one of the playground monitors. When she asked me what had happened; I told her four classmates took my book, sunglasses and scarf.

The other teachers helped get my things back and the four culprits got a stern talking to along with a warning of detention. I did not care if I was a tattletale; I was not going to tolerate any bullying what so ever and it was then that I found myself with bullies.

The four classmates were not happy to be tattled upon and they made it their mission to make my school life miserable. But what they can't stand is the fact that I will stand up for myself and I used big words against them.

Four against one wasn't working for the bullies so they got the rest of my classmates to side with them and ostracize me by spreading rumors about me. Miss. K tried to nip it in the bud but it was too late considering the class knew each other from Grade K and they stuck together.

I would find my desk covered in graphite and trash; so for recess I would spend hours washing and cleaning my desk, until the next day when I had to clean it again. During gym we had dodge ball and I was always picked last; during the game I became the target for every ball that was being thrown even my own teammates had gotten me a few times and they were quick to say that it was an accident.

I never liked violence but I was willing to fight back and I fought back; I started practicing doing cartwheels and rolls to avoid the balls, and made sure to catch as well as throw and got a few kids back. I got a few balls to the face but nothing was broken and no bruises but I was sore later.

From age seven to nine and from Grades 1st to 3rd Grade; my bullies made sure no one became my friends and they would bully anyone else who tried to befriend me. My teachers worked hard to try and stop bullying but the kids would not listen to them; but I always fought back and I always got good grades, except for Math which was always my worst subject and yet I managed a D grading of sorts.

Aunt Rose knew of the bullying and she enrolled me in extra classes for self-defense; she even enrolled me in dance classes and I always looked forward to these classes after school. The self-defense and dance classes helped me maintain a balance of myself; I gained self-confidence in myself and a self-discipline that I needed to control myself.

I may continue to be bullied but I had my own secret weapons to use that came in handy. I spent recess in the library and helped the librarians organize the books, I helped clean the classrooms and I got ahead of my classmates in study.


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By the time I turned ten; Aunt Rose decided that we would celebrate by going to the zoo for the day after a breakfast of scrambled eggs, grits and hash browns. It was a nice change and it was fun at the zoo; my favorite animals were the apes and monkeys, it was fun watching them in their habitats.

I watched how the apes and monkeys interacted with each other in their habitats; they reminded me what it means to be human in a way as we are not so different but by species. My aunt and I visited other habitats to see the other animals, and yet we always went back to see the monkeys and apes.

It was during lunch when we suddenly heard alarms going off throughout the park and an announcement went over the park: "A chimpanzee has escaped; everyone remain calm and alert, security will be moving around. Please evacuate as calmly and orderly as possible…Thank you and we apologize for the inconvenience!"

The atmosphere within the park was tense as everyone was making their way to the nearest exit of the zoo. Aunt Rose and I somehow got separated in the chaos; I backed myself into a corner under a tree.

I heard a noise above me and looking up; I saw the escaped chimp hanging on a branch. I saw it was a he and he climbed down; I lowered my eyes and crouched down making myself look smaller.

I remembered seeing other chimps do this gesture as I held my hand out with my palm up and I stayed like that for a while. I soon felt the male chimp swipe my hand and I carefully went on my knees with a sigh but still kept my eyes down.

The chimp practically pulled me into sitting on the ground with him as he started to groom me; I stayed still until the security arrived. The chimp did not want to let me go and he was soon tranquilized; I was checked over for any damages beside a few bruises and a messed up hair and a search for my Godmother soon began.

Aunt Rose was found unconscious on a bench and it was discovered that she had an unexpected heart attack; I went with her as she was rushed to the hospital. My aunt never married and yet she raised me well; Aunt Rose spoke little about her own family as she was considered the "black sheep".

She has an older sister named Petunia who was the favorite daughter and she was happily married. Aunt Rose never got along with her sister nor their parents and after her heart attack; we had no choice but to call the "good" older sister.

Petunia O'Sullivan Tobias never approved Aunt Rose's lifestyle; they were raised by old-fashion parents. Mrs. Tobias followed her parents' ways and became a stay-at-home mother; her husband was Eddy Tobias and he was a car salesman, and he was very good at his job in selling cars.

Aunt Rose rebelled against her parents and followed her heart in making her own life; she was never interested in settling down to a marriage life. My aunt liked being a free spirit but she also had a maternal instinct and I was glad to have her as my mother-figure.

My Godmother had a secret that she wanted to tell me as we prepared to move into her sister's home. The doctors wanted my aunt to take things easy and Mrs. Tobias was grudgingly willing to let us live with her family as Aunt Rose got her health in check; but she was going to make us pay for living there.

My aunt told me that she did want children of her own but she could not bear; during the time she lived on her own Aunt Rose found herself in an accident. The main damage was to her womb which had to be removed and as such she became barren, Aunt Rose never told her family about the accident or even her barrenness.

"But I will never regret taking you in, my Moon Blade," Aunt Rose said to me once we finished packing. "Your mother was a teenager when she bore you; a child conceived by and born from rape but she loved you, and I was honored that she had named me your guardian!"

"I love you, Aunt Rose, you are more Mother then Aunt;" I said as I hugged my Godmother tight.


4

Mrs. Tobias lived in a large house with two wings; Aunt Rose and I were given the East Wing as the Tobias Family lived in the West Wing. The Kitchen and dining room led to the entrance hall, and that became the common area.

When I met Mrs. Tobias; she reminded me a bit of Mrs. Dursley from Harry Potter for she was tall and slim. Mrs. Tobias had long curly blond hair and green eyes; she was dressed like a 80s housewife as she wore a pale blue dress and apron.

Mrs. Tobias had two daughters who were each a year older then me named Jade and Ophelia; they were dressed like socialites and models in well tailored clothes that showed off their bodily curves, breasts and butts. Jade was the oldest with wavy black hair and blue eyes, Ophelia was the youngest with curly auburn hair and green eyes; when I was introduced as Aunt Rose's ward they looked at me like I was some kind of rat.

Once Aunt Rose was settled and she fell asleep for a nap in her room; her sister had me standing in the family room of the West Wing before her and her daughters. I wasn't offered a seat as Mrs. Tobias, Jade and Ophelia sat on the couch across from me as they stared judgingly.

"You may call my sister aunt but remember you are not truly related to us by blood; your mother was a whore who died giving you life and my sister took you in out of the goodness of her heart," sneered Mrs. Tobias and her daughters smirked in contempt at me. "Out of the goodness of my own heart and for my sister's health; you will be living with us and there are conditions/rules that you must follow!"

And those conditions which were also rules went as this…

Condition/Rule 1…I will be attending school with Jade and Ophelia; I will be carrying their school bags to and from school, if any of them get sick I was to pick up any missed work.

Condition/Rule 2…I will be helping their housekeeper clean the house, do laundry, learn how to cook and wash dishes; I am expected to make and serve them breakfast, prepare lunches and make/serve dinner.

Condition/Rule 3…Finally I was to keep myself scarce whenever there are guests around and I was to stay quiet, and not ask any questions

"You follow these three simple conditions and rules, and there will be no trouble;" continued Mrs. Tobias matter of fact. "But if you try and cause trouble then there will be punishments; understand, Girl!"

"I understand, Madame;" I said solemnly.

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The Luna Silver Blade Memoirs

[The Life and Times of a Once-Ordinary Girl]

A Planet of the Apes Fanfic Novel

Book 1

Part 1

3

1

I soon met Mr. Tobias when he got home and Aunt Rose woke up from her nape; Mrs. Tobias explained everything to her husband on what was going on in private. Edward "Eddy" Tobias was built like a body builder with a shaved head and a Van Dyke mustache and beard, and he had blue eyes.

He was nice and courteous to my Godmother but I sensed that he was like his wife when he barely gave me a greeting after my aunt introduced me; Mr. Tobias was a family man. He loved his wife and spoiled his daughters; I sensed that Jade was her father's favorite daughter and Ophelia was her mother's favorite, yet in the end both girls were doted upon.

I attended Eden Academy that was a private school that combines Elementary, Middle and High Schools. First floor was Elementary, second floor was Middle School and the third floor was High School; all three schools shared the gym and cafeteria.

There was a school uniform that all students must wear; girls wore knee-length pleated skirts, a suite top and Mary Jane shoes while the boys had to wear tweed suits and dress shoes in the colors of purple and grey. Upon entering 5th Grade at age eleven; I became a "pack mule" as I carried the school bags for Jade and Ophelia, I went to my class as they went to their Middle School classes and I became the "pack mule" again on the way back home.

Back home; I changed out of my uniform and went about my chores, I cleaned the rooms, did the laundry and cooked the meals. When I have free time; I spent it with my Godmother and she managed to make sure that I had extra activity.

I started running at dawn before preparing and serving breakfast, visited the library and read a book as I walked. I continued my self-defense and dance classes; I even stayed after class to help clean when the Tobias Family had guests and I found odd jobs to do around town, and earned some money that I saved for emergency as well as kept hidden from the Tobias.

During school and thanks to Aunt Rose's help with Math; I managed to raise my Math Grade to a C; I passed my English and History Classes. I enjoyed Gym as I was quick on my feet and ran track; I was fascinated by Biology and learning about nature.

I knew that Jade and Ophelia were popular, and they weren't happy I was a nerd as I began to take Middle School English, History and Biology while I was still in 5th Grade. But I was still a loner and preferred to avoid crowds; I ate lunch alone in a corner and went to class, I participated in groups but I always stayed back.

I was known as the nerdy Freak who served Jade and Ophelia as their "pack mule"; by Winter Break, Aunt Rose's healthy got worse and during a visit to the doctor we learned that she had advanced leukemia. I was hugging my Godmother tightly in fear as I learned that she had a year to live as the leukemia was too far to treat.

It went undetected since my aunt had her first heart attack; Mrs. Tobias did not show any emotion when Aunt Rose told her the news and all she said: "We will make sure that you are comfortable when the time comes!"


2

Aunt Rose knew that her sister and her sister's family were using me as a servant; she argued on how wrong it was. It was after Winter Break and school was back in session; I overheard the arguing as I worked on my homework and I could hear the passion in my aunt's voice for my defense.

"Why do you treat my Moon Blade like a servant, Petunia?" Aunt Rose asked; "she did nothing wrong to deserve this treatment!"

"She is a bastard born out of wedlock and her mother was a whore who slept with any man for food, and shelter;" I heard Mrs. Tobias' voice answered in righteous fury.

"Ananke Moira Blade was no whore;" I heard my Godmother say after she gave a frustrated scream, "she was a child who was thrown from her home because she would not conform to her parents' wishes. Ananke was raped on her eighteenth birthday on Halloween night and became pregnant; Ananke never blamed her unborn child instead she loved the child that she carried and I will honor her sacrifice by raising Luna with all the love I have!"

"That Girl was never born from you; she is not blood," exclaimed Mrs. Tobias with a slight pitch to her voice.

"Blood…Are you shitting me;" Aunt Rose roared, "you married our first cousin because of purity! Our parents were fucked up in their heads with that shit load of nonsense!"

"Our family always followed tradition of first cousin marriages and it was always arranged at birth;" countered Mrs. Tobias. "If you had just conformed and obeyed our parents' wishes, and gone through with your own arrange marriage; we would all be very happy!"

"I CAN'T HAVE CHILDREN!" I heard Aunt Rose suddenly scream in fury and everything was silent.

After a few moments; I heard my aunt sigh in realization that she had revealed her greatest secret to her sister at last.

"I am barren, Petunia, I can't bear any children within my body after an accident;" I heard Aunt Rose explain now calm. "Luna Silver Blade is my daughter in all but blood and she is all I have left of my dearest friend!"

"So my children are the last ones who will continue our family line;" I heard Mrs. Tobias say also calm. "You know that Girl will never be accepted by our family and she is only good as a servant until she is eighteen long after you die, Rose!"

In the Tobias household; I am simply known as the Girl but to my Aunt Rose, I am her Moon Blade…


3

Another year has passed and I was turning twelve; Aunt Rose lost her hair in that time and was now in the hospital. The doctors say it won't be long until she passes; my aunt had me go with her to the movies before then.

It was just the two of us like before; we were watching the remake of Planet of the Apes and it was fun watching. I could not help imagining how different it would have been if a human managed to change Thade's hatred; I had a bit of a crush on that chimp general and felt sorry for him.

I had to sit through a bus ride and listen to my Aunt Rose tease me on my crush; this was before I turned twelve. I remember hearing my aunt say: "If you were in a similar situation like the movie; I can see you paired with Thade even if he is an evolved talking ape!"

Now I had just turned twelve on a Midsummer dawn and I was visiting Aunt Rose at the hospital; I had a bad feeling that this was going to be good-bye. I found her room and went in; my Godmother looked like she shrunk a bit as she was hooked to machines and she had a breathing mask in her nose.

She looked like she was sleeping but when I touched her hand she woke up. Aunt Rose saw me; she gave a tired smile as she brushed my cheek with her fingertips.

"Happy 12th Midsummer Birthday; my Moon Blade," said Aunt Rose sounding tired.

I carefully got in the bed with her and kissed my aunt's cheek before she tucked my head under her chin, and we somehow fell asleep together. Hours later I woke to an alarm and the medical staff began rushing in; I had my ear over my Godmother's heart but I could no longer hear it beat.

I was rushed out of the room as the doctors took over; I became scared that I actually became sick and threw up. I ran to the nearest bathroom and not only washed my mouth out with hot water but I also splashed my face.

I then looked at myself in the mirror and I gazed at my reflection; a scared twelve-year-old girl with long flowing silver white hair and mismatched blue eyes gazed back. My one and only guardian has passed, and I will soon be at the mercy of the Tobias Family; I have a feeling I was about to be sent into the foster care system or slip through the cracks.

When I returned to the room; I heard the doctor announce my Aunt Rose's death and I was in shock as I watched my aunt be covered by a sheet, I lost my birthmother on the day of my birth and now I lost my Godmother on my birthday. One of the nurses saw me and I watched her grab something from inside the side table before coming to me.

"Are you, Luna Silver Blade?" She asked curiously and at my nod; she handed me a sealed envelope and the nurse said: "Your aunt wanted you to have this on your birthday!"

I took the envelope with a mall "Thank you" and I could feel that there was more then a letter inside. I soon sat next to my aunt's body; holding the letter and staring into space.

"Poor girl…losing her aunt on her birthday is a cruel twist of fate;" I heard a nurse say when a couple of them came to check on me.

"The young girl also lost her birthmother too; all Miss. O'Sullivan did was talk about her Moon Blade," another nurse added with a hint of fondness. "She named the girl Luna Silver Blade after the girl's birthmother passed away; the mother was homeless and Miss. O'Sullivan was the only family that Miss. Blade had!"

"Her name is so unique though and it rolls off the tongue; it practically rhymes," said the first nurse as they left.

I soon got up and left; I did not want to return to the Tobias household and no doubt they are receiving the call on my Godmother's passing. Mrs. Tobias and her family never visited Aunt Rose while she was in the hospital; I was the only one who diligently visited.


4

I somehow found myself in the park; I found a quiet spot hidden from view and away from people, it was under a willow tree by a river and I sat under the branches. I finally opened the envelope, took out the letter and felt something wrapped inside the folded letter.

I carefully unfolded the letter and found a crystal-shaped pentacle; it fitted inside my hand as I read the letter…

To my Moon Blade;

Happy 12th Midsummer Birthday and may your wishes come true, the gift I had wrapped within this letter was given to me by a wise old gypsy woman for helping her in her time of need. She told me that this talisman can grant any wish and will also bestow special Gifts; I kept this talisman hidden for a time and I decided to give it to you.

I know it will be hard with me gone but this talisman will not only grant you a wish; it will also take you to another world. I wanted to wait and give you the talisman on your eighteenth birthday but the Gods thought otherwise.

Use the talisman, go on an adventure and become the woman you want to be. The future is not set in stone; make your choices and find your path; maybe you can finally go on that adventure to Planet of the Apes and restart your life anew.

The Universe is a vast place with many worlds; no matter what your wish maybe!

Love always;

Aunt Rose

After I read the letter I looked at the crystal pentacle and thought about what wish I wanted; I could wish my aunt back to life but that would be selfish. Then I thought about what Aunt Rose wrote me; I could wish to go on an adventure and restart my life in another world.

I thought about the Planet of the Apes remake; I remembered Aunt Rose telling me about the 60s-70s Planet of the Apes Movies and the television series, we even found the novel and comic series version on the web. I combined these versions of the Planet of the Apes in my mind as I gripped the talisman tightly and thought on what kind of adventure it would be.

"I wish…" was all I could say.

I suddenly felt warmth in my hand and looked down to see the talisman glowing. I opened my hand; there was a flash of light and then nothing but darkness.

7: 4
4

The Luna Silver Blade Memoirs

[The Life and Times of a Once-Ordinary Girl]

A Planet of the Apes Fanfic Novel

Book 1

Part 1

4

1

It felt like hours when I finally woke and there were first two things I noticed; I was laying on the ground and my right hand hurt like it was on fire. I slowly sat up before I looked at my right hand and could not help but gasp in slight shock when I saw an outlined tattoo of the pentacle on the palm of my hand; I looked at the back of my hand and saw the same outlined tattoo.

"What the fuck…" I said in shock.

I maybe twelve but I knew when the right time to swear would come and shock was the perfect time to swear. At least I still had my clothes and shoes on, and I was still holding my aunt's letter.

It also took me a while to notice my surrounding and I realized I was no longer in New York State, USA nor was I on Earth. I was in some kind of jungle, on some different world and no clue what happened.

So I had a panic attack…

I sat with my knees drawn up and my forehead resting on my knees as I rocked slightly. I finally calmed down and stood up; I made a wish on the talisman that was now a tattoo on my hand and am on another world.

Twelve-years-old as I am on an adventure of a lifetime; my first objective is to find a river and follow it. My second objective would be to find safe eatable food and my final objective is to find people, and learn where the hell am I.

Or better question is…

What world did I land in?

I was soon walking through the jungle with Aunt Rose's letter folded and tucked in my pant pocket. As I walked I thought back to Earth and began wondering about what kind of funeral my aunt would have.

I know she would want to be cremated and her ashes scattered on a mountain; but knowing Mrs. Tobias that may not even happen. I wonder if the Tobias Family would notice that I was gone; they probably think I followed after my birthmother and became homeless, they will be glad I was gone.

Okay…enough morbid thoughts…

I am on a strange new world, I got a fricking tattoo on my hand and I'm getting hungry; I finally heard water and practically ran to find it. As I got closer I began to hear a waterfall and that was when I saw the most beautiful sight…WATER…sweet beautiful life-giving water.

I forgot my hunger as I stripped and ran naked into that pool that was being fed by the waterfall. Aunt Rose made sure I knew how to swim and I did not care that I was swimming in the nude.

The water felt wonderful and for a moment I was happy to just swim, and drink some water. But I soon had to leave the pool and carefully walked to where I left my clothes piled next to my sneakers with my socks stuffed in them.

Yet when I reached the spot I left them; my clothes, my underwear, my socks and shoes were gone. What the Hell happened to my stuff along with the letter from Aunt Rose?

I couldn't believe that I was going to be walking butt naked through the jungle trying to find my stolen stuff. I already heard "the birds and the bees" Talk and I'm entering puberty; I'm not going to flash my budding body.

But if I want my clothes back; I started walking knowing I will be dry and crossing my arms over my developing chest. This was quiet humiliating and uncomfortable; whoever stole my stuff I will smack 'em and get my stuff back.


2

Walking through the jungle butt naked and searching for the culprit who had stolen my clothes was not fun; I started wondering how Adam and Eve managed being naked 24/7 before the apple. I paused in step when I heard a sound up ahead and it sounded like people; my bare feet were sore but I kept walking as I followed the noise.

I soon came upon a small village of people; men, women and children all dressed in animal skins moving around tents of the same material, and talking a different language. There was a large dug out fire pit and a deer-like creature was being roasted; I spotted my clothes near the pit and these people were using my clothes as kindling.

Oh no…my letter from my Godmother was going to be burned…

I took a step and stepped on something familiar; looking down I saw my aunt's letter, they must have went through my pockets and discarded it upon finding it. I soon saw the women start throwing my clothes into the fire and clutching my letter I ran forward as I cried out: "No…don't burn those!"

But it was too late; my clothes were now fueling the cooking fire and these strangers were now staring at me; they chattered in a language that I could guess was Latin as I stared at my burning clothes.

"Licet tu, puer?" inquired an old woman as she approached me carefully.

I kept my arms crossed over my chest and held my letter tightly; the old woman gently touched my arm before leading me to her tent where she pulled a dress made of animal skins from a bag. Her tent was simple and comfortable as I let the old woman dress me in the animal skin dress, surprisingly it actually fitted me and she tied a corded belt around me hips before nodding in satisfaction.

I stuck my letter in the belt as I followed the woman back out; everyone was walking bare foot as the cooked meat was being sliced with obsidian knifes and being served in large leaves being used as plates. The old woman got a leaf-full of meat and brought it to me before she got her own share.

Everyone sat in groups or alone near tents as they ate; I found myself as the old woman's guest. The woman pointed to herself and said: "Maria…" and I pointed to myself and said: "Luna!"

Maria had taken me into her care after that and I learned that she had no other family; but everyone seemed to respect her as a holy woman and I guessed she must have lost a family member. After everyone had eaten of the meat; I watched as the villagers went about their business.

I figured out that the men were the hunters as they made spears, bows and arrows; the women foraged and gathered, tanned the hides and took care of the children. Everyone spoke Latin and I stayed near Maria as she started teaching me how to speak Latin; but I was soon distracted and began to observe everything.

The younger children played and the older children studied how to be adults by watching the other adults. Maria noticed the tattoo on my hand and I found my hand in the old woman's hands as she looked it over before the younger children came over.

Maria waved me to join them as she went to do something and I found myself playing tag under the watchful eyes of their parents.


3

After awhile the younger children got tired and they gathered in a tent as they laid down with their heads laying on each other's stomach as they took a nap. As for me; I was kept busy in helping to burn the bones and covering the fire pit as the tents were taken down, it seemed that this village was nomadic and everyone was preparing to leave.

I saw Maria garbed in her priestess garb and it reminded me of Xena's Shaman uniform except without shoes. As I helped the women clean the clearing in erasing our presence; I noticed some of the older men were acting as sentries and watching the surrounding jungle with spears, and bows notched with arrows in hand.

"Ut benedicat iter Deos;" exclaimed Marie with a clap of her hands.

The tent with the sleeping younger children was kept up as three older women entered it to watch over the younger ones. The older children who were about to become teenagers gathered with the rest of the adults.

Maria beckoned me over to her side and once I was standing next to her; I watched as one of the men undressed and the other men put a wolf-like pelt on him. He took on a predatorily stance as he looked at the other women through the eye holes of the head that hid half of his face.

I noticed some of the women were blushing slightly as they undressed and stood in a naked cluster until the man who was naked under the wolf pelt started running at them. The women scattered with shrieks but they weren't scared as the wolf-man chased the women around the camp and the other men shouted encouragements to the chaser.

Maria was given a bodhran drum and she began to beat a steady rhythm on it that sounded like a heartbeat. Soon the wolf-man caught one of the women and had her on her hands, and knees; they started having sex!

I could not believe that they were having sex before everyone and no one seemed to care as they watched. I left the clearing for a moment; I could still hear the drumbeat and the sound of the rutting that was taking place.

"Luna;" I heard Maria call and I came back as the women and the now former wolf-man redressed.

My cheeks were warm from the blush and Maria clucked her tongue as she wrapped an arm around my shoulder as everyone prepared to leave. I guess the ritual that was performed was to insure safe travels in a way; the younger children who could walk held the hands of the older children.

The men brought forth sleighs that were to be pulled through the jungle and items that could not be carried were placed on them. I found myself apart of the group and we soon started into the jungle; Maria in the lead with the men carrying weapons following with the women and children in the center, and the sleighs following behind that were pulled by two men each.

Maria had me walking with her as she continued to teach me Latin; she spoke a word and I repeated it, then she spoke a small sentence and I did my best to repeat it. We soon stopped in an orchard that we found and began to gather some apples before continuing on; woven baskets were filled with fruits and vegetables that were found, and gathered.

But something felt off to me as we went back into the jungle and I could not shake the feeling as we continued onward. Maria continued to teach me and the children helped; but it got frustrating after awhile.

Drinking skins of water were passed around as we stopped to eat what we had gathered and we came to a river to refill the drinking skins before continuing on. We soon found another clearing to set up camp; the men began pitching the tents up as the women and children began to gather firewood, Maria was dancing around the clearing as she blessed the campsite.

The men went hunting and had caught another deer-like creature for dinner; the women began to prepare dinner as Maria had me continue my lesson. I did my best to speak Latin and said to the best of my abilities: "Nomen meum est Argentum Ferrum Luna; Ego duodecimo annorum aestas!"

"Bonum;" said Maria proudly.

I smiled at that praise as supper was served as night fell; Maria had me sharing her tent and it was warm as I fell asleep and soon had a strange dream.


4

"I am the Great Mother;

Worshiped by all creation

And existent prior to their consciousness

I am the primal female force,

Boundless and eternal…

I am the chaste Goddess of the Moon,

The Lady of All Magic

The winds and moving leaves

Sing my name

I wear the crescent Moon

Upon my brow and my feet

Rest among the starry heavens

I am mysterious yet unsolved,

A path newly set upon

I am a field untouched by the plow

Rejoice in me and know the

Fullness of youth…

I am the blessed Mother,

The gracious Lady of the Harvest

I am clothed in the deep, cool

Wonder of the Earth

And gold of the fields

Heavy with grain

By me the tides of the Earth

Are ruled

All things come to fruition

According to my season

I am refuge and healing

I am the life giving Mother

Wondrously fertile

I am the Matriarch,

Tender of the unbroken

Cycle of death and rebirth

I am the wheel,

The shadow of the Moon

I rule the tides of the ocean

And of women and men

I give release and renewal

To weary souls

I am the Goddess of the Moon,

The Earth, the Sea

My names are many,

Yet know that by all names

I am the same

I pour forth insight, peace, wisdom and understanding

I am the Eternal Maiden,

Mother of All

And Matriarch of Reckoning,

And I send you blessings

Of limitless love "

I found myself on a great plain and I could hear three female voices singing that song in a round. I followed the singing to the edge of a great beautiful garden and took a step into the garden; but it felt like I passed through something and I found myself garbed in a robe-like dress of light.

The garden had somehow disappeared and before me were four obstacles that had appeared suddenly.

* Cleanse yourself within the Elements ;* whispered a disembodied voice to me.

The first obstacle was water and it stretched like a huge lake; I jumped in and began to swim as the water turned into rapids. I pushed onwards to the other shore but suddenly the temperature went down and the water began to freeze.

Knowing I could get trapped; taking the deepest breath I could I dove under and continued to swim as the water froze over me. Strangely it began to snow underwater and I could feel the snowflakes coat my back, and freeze over yet I kept swimming under the weight.

I was soon close to the other shore but the ice over me was thick and it continued to snow underwater. My entire body was being covered by the snowflakes that were quickly freezing and making me heavy.

I swung up with all my might with my frozen hand and broke through the ice; I pulled myself to shore with a gasp.

* Through Water, Ice and Snow your soul has been cleansed ;* said the mysterious disembodied voice to me.


Google Translation: English-Latin Glossary

Licet tu, puer-Are you alright, child

Ut benedicat iter Deos-may the Gods bless our journey

Nomen meum est Argentum Ferrum Luna; Ego duodecimo annorum aestas -My name is Luna Silver Blade; I am twelve summers old

Bonum-Good

8: 5
5

The Luna Silver Blade Memoirs

[The Life and Times of a Once-Ordinary Girl]

A Planet of the Apes Fanfic Novel

Book 1

Part 1

5

1

I woke with a gasp and my body still shivering, and covered in sweat like I just swam through cold water and the memory of the dream was still fresh. Maria was beside me and we took notice of something different with the tattoo of my hand; on my palm and back of my hand one of the points, and one of the spaces was filled with water waves and the open space between points had a snowflake.

"Filia autem Deam;" whispered the old woman next to me as she carefully looked the tattoo over.

We ate breakfast with the others; I played with the younger children and then helped clean our campsite up before the same ritual as yesterday was again performed by another man, and the same woman was caught. I stayed but I looked around so that I would not watch the rut, yet the noise I could not block until everything was done and we packed up, and moved out.

Everything was quiet…too quiet for comfort; I paused a moment when I heard the snap of a twig and I found myself grabbing Maria's hand. Maria must have sensed danger too because she singled for everyone to move faster.

The younger children were quickly picked up and carried as everyone walked faster as we heard the rustling in the undergrowth. Suddenly from our left out of the brush; a large group of more people came running out and behind them we could hear primate screeches echoing.

"Curre;" exclaimed Maria as she grabbed my hand.

Everyone abandoned the sleighs or dropped bags and began to run through the jungle with everyone else. Not too far behind us there were more primate screeches followed by the baying of dogs and neighing of horses.

Maria still held my hand; she also held a little boy's hand and I found myself holding a little girl's hand as we ran. Suddenly I felt Maria's hand was jerked from my grasp as I heard her let out a scream; I stopped and saw her laying facedown on the ground, and she had been shot with an arrow in the back right in the heart.

I felt the two children grip my hands tightly as a creature dressed in green jumped into sight. It was a primate with bright reddish orange fur with a dark hairless face; it stood at 10.3" and was dressed like a hunter.

The golden marmoset held a bow in its hands and had a quiver of arrows slung on its back. We scurried backwards as the creature approached; the monkey yanked the arrow out of Maria's body before looking at us and gave a screech.

The two children and I began to run as more primates came, and with them were hunting dogs and there were apes riding horses. We soon reached the other humans and I could not help but watch in horrified awe as some humans were set upon, and killed by the hounds, others were wounded or killed by a well placed arrow.

Children were snatched and tossed into hanging nets; men, preteens and teenagers were caught by nets, and women were grabbed as well as pulled onto horses by the ape riders. It was chaos until I felt the children being grabbed from me and I saw two chimpanzees toss them into hanging nets.

I found a rock, picked it up and threw the stone; it hit a gorilla on its head and the creature turned with a snarl. The gorilla wore silver armor and I ran as the gorilla jumped onto a horse to give chase.

But I could not outrun a horse and I was grabbed around the waist, and pulled to lay across the gorilla's lap.


2

I must have passed out awhile ago and came to when I heard a huff, and a voice growling: "Colonel Attar, sir, the hunting was a success and we are ready to move out once we get these humans loaded!"

"Good; start separating the human herd and strip them of whatever useless animal skins that they were wearing as clothes," I heard the reply from the gorilla who had caught me. "The children will be easy to train and sell quick; separate the males from the females, any pregnant female are to be carefully handled!"

I opened my eyes and came face to face with another Golden Marmoset also in hunter's green who took one look at me, and he said with a slight hoot: "Hey…you got yourself a nice human!"

I heard the gorilla colonel cackle slightly as he pushed me off the horse and I landed on my back with a yelp on the ground. Then I was pulled up by the collar of my deer dress only to find it being cut open from the back; I exclaimed as I grabbed my letter and held the now ruin dress on: "What the Hell is wrong with you, jerks?"

"Well…looky…looky;" said a chimp soldier with a bark of laughter as the dress was pulled off me, "this human must have been trained!"

"She will need retraining;" said a gorilla soldier grabbing my chin, "she will bring a fortune with her looks alone!"

"General Thade approaches;" called another ape soldier and everyone's attention were turned to the approaching horse, and rider.

I took the opportunity to look around; there were ape soldiers and other monkey hunters. The ape soldiers wore red or grey plain armor over purple tunics; the monkey hunters wore brown and green uniforms that made them look like park rangers of sorts, they all wore boots that still gave them leverage and carried weapons.

I then noticed the wagons; some of the wagons were being filled with dead bodies of humans and the other wagons had cages. The dead were being stripped of their clothes before being loaded on the wagons that were being pulled by horses, the living humans were being stripped of their clothes and shoved into the caged wagons that were being pulled by a team of human males.

Something in my brain suddenly clicked and I realized that I was on the Planet of the Apes; but this was different though the name of the characters I hear maybe similar. Soon the horse and rider was close; the rider was a chimp who appeared to be very important and he wore black armor with a red cloak, he looked more like a cross between a human and a chimp.

"Hunt was a success, General Thade, sir," said Colonel Attar as he gave a salute. "What humans are not sold in Kadath will be shipped to the other kingdoms!"

"General, sir;" said the chimp soldier as he grabbed my hair, "the Colonel caught this human and she appears to have been trained to speak the Common Language!"

I think I rolled my eyes at the comment and gave a "tch" sound, and I felt my hair get yanked a bit. General Thade got off his horse and came over; I noticed he had dark brown fur, brown face and closer look piercing pale green eyes.

Once he was near; he took a hold of my hair from his subordinate at the same time he grabbed my chin and pulled me close. Too close for comfort until the chimp general began to run his hands over my body and that had me squirming a bit, I did not like being groped and my head was starting to hurt from my hair being pulled.

"No marks on this body and it's still developing; hair of moonlight, mismatched blue eyes, alabaster white skin and a natural exotic look!" General Thade said as he let my hair go and held my waist and stared at me. "She must have been born to a esteemed ape family; there are reports of traveling ape families being set upon by wild humans!"

"Then it is a good thing we caught her before she turned feral or learned the ways of the wild humans;" said the gorilla colonel as he inspected me with his eyes over the chimp general's shoulder. "She can be checked by the trainers and see what other training can be done before being sold!"

I was soon put in a wagon with the other women, preteen and teenage girls; then there were crack of whips followed by yelps of pain and we started moving. It wasn't long until the swaying of the wagon lulled me to sleep and back into dreams.


3

"I am the Great Mother;

Worshiped by all creation

And existent prior to their consciousness

I am the primal female force,

Boundless and eternal… "

I found myself laying on the shore next to the frozen lake that I swam across from. I stood up to see stretched before me after the water was muddy land; I could feel my robe-like dress of light clung to me still wet.

* Cleanse yourself within the Elements ;* echoed the disembodied voice.

I started walking through the mud until I came to a trench that stretched like the lake and filled with mud, and thorny vines grew. I carefully entered the trench but I could not avoid the thorny vines and I was soon covered in bloody scratches that bled.

My dress of light was soon torn to rags; my arms, legs and even my feet were cut by the vine of thorns that seem to grow, and were sharp as daggers. But I kept walking until the mud turned to a muddy quicksand and the thorny vines became a thicket that came to life.

I felt the vines wrap around and cut into me as I drew near to the end of the trench; the thorny vines began to tightly wrap around and pull me down into the muddy quicksand ground. I felt my blood flowing out of me as I was cocooned in sharp thorny vines and drawn into the muddy ground, and all I saw was darkness!

* Sacrifice ;* I heard whispered to me…

I found myself beginning to claw my way out of the darkness and I was soon pulling myself up the trench with a gasp. I slowly painfully looked behind me and saw green grass, flowers and trees; the muddy thorny vine trench was no more.

I managed to pull myself out of the trench and I was covered in mud along with numerous scratches. My body was in pain and I was clothed in rags of light as I tried to catch my breath.

* Through Earth and by thy sacrifice; through Nature your soul is cleansed ,* I heard the disembodied voice say.


4

I woke with a gasp and my body felt sore in remembrance of the dream; the other women and girls kept their distance from me. I must have slept through yesterday as I noticed that an ape camp was being dismantled.

I noticed that my tattoo got another filling; another point had earth and another space had flowers, and vines. I heard a gasp as I realized that the others saw the tattoo on my hand; one girl said in awe in Latin: "Filia autem Deam!"

"Lamia;" hissed a buxom blond woman whom I recognize from Maria's group as she spat towards my feet.

An ape soldier brought bowls of fruit, jerky meat and water; I was closer to the door and was handed the items.

"Thank you;" I said automatically and the gorilla guard nodded as I turned and set the bowls down.

But the buxom blond woman rushed over and shoved me into the side of the cage, and she hissed: "Sceleratae cibum non tangere manu, Lamia!"

I quickly raised my hands in surrender and watched her hand the food out to the others. I did not know why the woman suddenly hated me so unless it was the tattoo on my hand; the woman glared at me as she kept the bowls of food from my reach.

"Aliquid placeat habeam?" I asked in Latin as I remembered the words right.

The woman took an apple and bit into it, and then she said: "Cibis uti Possunt arcessentes tibi!"

"Nescio quomodo;" I said as I went to my knees and held my hand out imploringly.

The woman slapped my hand away as she exclaimed: "Deinde obsidione munitionibusque coepti premi; Fortuna nisi tu!"

"Narcissa; est solum puer," said one of the woman who had half of an orange eaten and made to give me the other half.

Narcissa slapped the woman's hand as she said with a hiss: "Non est quod puerum innocents; et homicidae fuistis nostra, intulit flaminis, et simiis!

"Non mea culpa; Maria non interfectum me introducere simii," I said in self-defense and held my hands open imploringly.

SLAP!

"Numquam flaminis nostro nomine, Lamia, nihil juris habes," yelled Narcissa after she had slapped me.

"I AM NOT A WITCH;" I screamed as I stood up and glared at Narcissa.

Suddenly Narcissa surprised body slammed and started hitting me; she slammed my head against the bars as she chanted: "Mori, Lamia, et non revertetur!"

"Prohibere;" I cried out in pain, "ultra!"

The other woman and a few of the girls tried to get Narcissa off me; but she shoved them off as she grabbed and yanked me up with her before throwing me against the bars. I thought I was going to be beaten to death but I somehow managed to scream loud enough for help.

Two gorilla guards quickly came and opened the wagon; they pulled us out and I felt a few strains of hair being pulled out as I managed to get away from my attacker. I threw myself into a chimp soldier; clung to him and broke down crying as I managed to say: "I am…not…a…witch!"

"Quod Lamia est morietur;" chanted Narcissa as she struggled against the two gorillas.

I pulled away sniffling and feeling embarrassed but I stayed away from Narcissa; the chimp guard whom I cried on was wiping his armor and glaring at the wild woman as he let out a growl.

"That bitch is too wild to be trained;" he said with a snarl, "we should put her down!"

One of the gorilla guards said simply: "We can sell her to the scientists in Kadath or the other kingdoms; they always wanted to experiment on certain wild humans and will pay well!"

"Have her gagged and put into a smaller cage then;" said the chimp as he nodded in agreement.

I watched as they gagged Narcissa as well as bound her hands behind her back and forced her into a box cage; where she sat with her knees drawn up and she gave me a murderous look. Why did she blame me for Maria's death and tried to kill me? I thought confused.

I found myself being roughly checked and winced a bit when my head was felt; I started to feel a headache. The chimp guard gave a huff as he looked me over for any bruising and he said: "You will live; let's hope the other females are not that feral!"

I was put back into the cage and the other women soon brought me into their huddle; they checked me over before giving me food to eat. I ate slowly and gave my stomach a moment to digest the food as we started moving again.

The cage with Narcissa was being carried by two gorilla guards on a pole. I felt pity for the woman but I could not help wondering about what happens to use when we get to Kadath.


Google Translation: English to Latin

Daughter of the Goddess-Filia autem Deam

Run-Curre

Witch/Demon-Lamia

Don't touch the food with your cursed hands, Witch-Sceleratae cibum non tangere manu, Lamia

Please may I have some food-Aliquid placeat habeam?

Use your Powers to summon food for yourself-Cibis uti Possunt arcessentes tibi

I don't know how-Nescio quomodo

Then starve; you are nothing but bad luck-Deinde obsidione munitionibusque coepti premi; Fortuna nisi tu

Narcissa; she is only a child-Narcissa; est solum puer

She is not an innocent child; she murdered our shaman and brought the apes-Non est quod puerum innocents; et homicidae fuistis nostra, intulit flaminis, et simiis

It was not my fault; I did not bring the apes nor murdered Maria-Non mea culpa; Maria non interfectum me introducere simii

Never say our shaman's name, witch, you have no right-Numquam flaminis nostro nomine, Lamia, nihil juris habes

Die, witch, and never return-Mori, Lamia, et non revertetur

Stop; no more-Prohibere; ultra

The witch must die-Quod Lamia est morietur

9: 6
6

The Luna Silver Blade Memoirs

[The Life and Times of a Once-Ordinary Girl]

A Planet of the Apes Fanfic Novel

Book 1

Part 1

6

1

The caravan had finally reached Kadath; it was a huge city build in and around a great forest as if the buildings were apart of the trees [it must have taken years], surrounding a great hill in the center. It was exotically grand buzzing with activity and filled with all sorts of life.

I saw apes running businesses with monkey workers, wealthy apes walking around and humans following on leashes carrying items or running errands off leash. I also noticed that these humans wore collars and masks; men walked around bare chest in kilts and women wore wrap halter tops, and skirts, the masks hid their faces and only showed the eyes.

There were ape children running around playing and being watched by some form of nannies; monkeys or humans. Our wagons were soon brought to three large buildings connected by bridges and build around, and inside three huge trees.

Four orangutans dressed in light orange robes followed by a small guard of bonobos and gorillas along with twelve chimpanzees wearing white lab coats over their solid green robes came out. I could guess the orangutans were the businessmen, the chimpanzees were the doctors and the bonobos, and gorillas were the security as they wore gray uniforms.

The orangutan businessmen took a quick look over the living humans and the head orangutan businessman whom I later learned was named Limbo said: "It will take a long time to get these wild humans trained properly in time to sell!"

"Not many humans tend to pass our training but we will make do;" said another orangutan businessman matter of fact.

I overheard the chimp guard from before say: "We do have a human whom seemed to have been trained in the common speech and knows a little of the other language that these humans speak in!"

"Really;" said Limbo in interest…

A gorilla guard came, unlocked the cage and pulled me out of the wagon; before leaving I heard a girl's voice say: "Filia autem Deam!"

I turned to see one of the girls holding my folded letter from my aunt and I realized that I must have dropped it during my sleep in the cage. A chimpanzee soldier must have noticed as he tried to grab the paper but the girl quickly stuffed my letter into her mouth and ate it.

She gave me a apologetic look as I stood in shock until my wrist was gently grabbed and I was pulled to the waiting group. I was feeling uncomfortable being naked before the apes but considering that every human was stripped of their clothes; we did not have a choice but to be naked.

""Hmmm…" said Limbo as he and his colleagues inspected my form; "hair of moonlight, mismatch eyes of blue and alabaster skin. Standing at 4'11"; a bit small but she can fetch a small fortune!"

"Name;" ordered the third orangutan businessman and I replied: "Luna Silver Blade; sir!"

"We will take the lot though this one will make up in volume;" said Limbo with a sigh.

There was haggling but what ever price was agreed upon as soon as money was exchange and the soldiers left; Limbo clapped his hands as he said to those present: "Let's get these humans cleaned and clothes; check-ups, assessments and training begins…chop…chop!"


2

The human females and I were herded to a bathing area; there were other women waiting dressed in wrapped tops over bosoms and wrapped skirts, they wore no masks but they did wear collars. The bathing area had tubs and showers; everything was clean and the tile floor felt nice to the feet after walking barefoot on the ground.

The others weren't use to it but I wanted to be feeling clean and I made a beeline got the showers. Two of the slave women came over and one of them said: "Shower?"

"Please; it has been a while since," I said with a smile and the two women chuckled with their own smiles.

I felt the stares of the other women as the shower turned on and I stepped in under the warm water, and sighed in content. I got my long hair wet before I was gently pulled out and one of the slave women began washing my hair as the other scrubbed my body [everywhere].

Some sort of soap that smelled of rose and jasmine was used, and the woman who was washing me did a through job; before I knew it I was back under the shower and was rinsed off. My long hair felt light and squeaky clean; my body felt clean and soft after bathing in the shower [though I could have washed myself].

After seeing how I handled my bath and I know I was blushing slightly as I was handed a towel, and dried off before a wrap shift was put on me; the other women were a bit timid but they were willing to try the showers. Soon they were smelling of flowers and they were soon dry, and dressed in wrap shifts; then we were escorted to a medical hall where the chimp doctors were waiting.

"Luna Silver Blade;" said a female chimpanzee doctor coming up to me with a kind smile.

I was led to a screened off area with a medical supply; the doctor had me remove the wrap shift and I found myself going through a medical examination. I was poked with a needle for a blood drawn, my reflexes were check, etc; then there were questions being asked.

"When were you born?"

"At dawn on Midsummer…"

"How old are you in seasons/"

"Twelve summers…"

The next set of questions that were asked next; I had to half tell the truth and half lie…

"What was the item that the girl in the wagon ate? It looked like it held a person value to you…"

"It was a letter from my Aunt Rose; she died on my birthday from a sickness!"

"You can read and write…How is that possible for a human?"

"My old masters was a weathy family of misers; they had enough money to pay for employment but did not want to waste the cost. They bought certain humans and trained them to read, and write; my aunt was born and raised as such!"

"And you?"

"I am an orphan; my birth-mother was eighteen autumns when she had me and died at my birth because of complications. Aunt Rose is not related to me by blood; she was my Godmother and was the one who raised me!"

My answers seemed to satisfy the chimp doctor as I was dressed once more in the wrap shift. The other women weren't use to doctors and fought against as well as cursed the check-ups; I was quickly escorted to a dorm and shown to a room.

I must have looked confused and the ape doctor explained: "You are a special case as you had some training; the other wild humans must be trained to speak the common language of the apes before any other training can be done. You will learn to serve apes and will be sold to one of the ape families once your training is done!"

"How long do trainings take?" I asked curiously and she answered: "Depends on the humans who are being trained; some times years!"

The female chimpanzee doctor who was taking the time to be my guide told me her name was Zira and she showed me around the dorm. I was shown the dining hall and listened as Zira explained my new life.

The ape trainers who are training the humans sit and eat at the table; the human trainees sit around various communal pot to eat. As part of the training I will be expected to serve the trainers before we eat; we must serve the meals and fill the cups with drink.

"You must impress the trainers, Luna, the skillful you are will determine your scoring and your market value to be sold;" said Zira matter of fact. "You might get lucky and be sold as a companion with your looks!"

Again the comments on my looks…


3

Zira then took me to a room called the Collaring and Mask Room; the rest of the humans who had been sold were now washed and clothed, and the room was filled with voices that spoke in Latin. Zira quickly explained that new human trainees were given collars and masks to wear until we are sold; once sold the training collars are removed and replace with a collar that bears our new owners' family crest.

The masks are to be worn outside the Training Center; once sold the masks will be decorated with the colors of our owners' house. Humans are not allowed to show their faces outside only their owners know who they are; the masks hide our faces but not our eyes.

The masks are created to fit and can only be worn by the person that the mask was made for. I watched as the humans were sedated so that the plaster for the mold can be applied; the mask-maker is a male chimpanzee who worked very quickly and carefully.

Once the mold was created and removed; a male bonobo moves in and locks the training collar onto the still groggy human. When it was my turn; I did not fight but let the mask-maker do his job and it wasn't long until there was a mold of my face made.

"Smart human;" grunted the bonobo as he put the training collar about my neck and locked it.

The mask-maker added as he set my mold aside: "Well trained human!"

It felt strange that I would be wearing a collar 24/7 and a mask when I go out; the collar was leather and it was a bit big as I felt it hang loose. But my first day of training wasn't done as trainers came to select their trainees.

I also learned that Zira was one of the trainers and she picked me to be her trainee; then the ape trainers took their human trainees away. Since I was an intelligent human; Zira thought to add lessons to my training and I was curious about the Planet of the Apes.

"What is this world called Zira?" I asked curiously and Zira inquired: "Don't you know?"

"I forgot after my Masters were murdered by feral humans after my Godmother died and I was knocked out;" I quickly explained as I came up with a lie.

Zira nodded in sympathy as she answered: "This world is called Ashlar and our empire is called the Ashlar Empire!"

Then Zira laid down some rules; out in public I was to address her as Mistress Zira and in private no titles. She was to train me in household chores like cooking, cleaning, washing, etc; but in private she will teach me history, languages and further my mental and physical limits.

I was also expected to obey the other trainers and teachers; I was to learn as much as I can in training. I learned that apes love their entertainments of music, dance and fighting; so besides domestic training I will be trained to entertain.

"I should also forewarn you, Luna, considering that humans are seen as beasts;" said Zira matter of fact. "There are apes and monkeys who daily in bestiality with their humans in bondage, masochism, dominance and sadism or simply pleasure!"

"Why tell me this?" I asked and Zira replied: "Because you are becoming a woman and will be starting your Blood Moon soon. Some apes and monkeys want to taste the forbidden fruit of bedding a human!"

Well that is a scary thought; but luckily the subject was changed as a bell rang and Zira explained that my first training is to serve at meal time. I followed Zira to the dinning hall where ape trainers with humans who were advanced in the training began to gather.

I pulled out Zira's chair and pushed it back as she sat; then I followed in filling her cup with water to drink and went to fetch the first course of the meal. The food looked and smelled good but we, humans, continued refilling cups and clearing dirty dishes away; many ape trainers drank alcohol yet Zira and a few others preferred water.

Those who drank alcohol not only were intoxicated but bold enough to smack a human trainee's butt and laugh at the startled/surprise looks. When I felt a smack to my but I almost spilled water from Zira's cup; luckily desert came and all human trainees were dismissed to our own meal.

I was soon sitting on a pillow on the floor around a table tray that had been set with fruits, vegetables and meats; the girls I sat with took turns filling cups with water to drink as we ate with either a fork or our fingers. There was no talking among the groups but our trainers did do a lot of talking and jokes were shared.

"So which human will receive our pleasure this night?" a bonobo trainer asked and caused some chuckles.

"The new trainees could be a fun entertainment;" said a male gorilla trainer. "Maybe the new pretty one that Zira will be training!"

"My human trainee is off limits and she is too young;" I heard Zira say in my defense and I noticed the scowl on her face on the subject.


4

It was finally time to go to sleep; I was sharing a room with five other girls who were two-years older then me and we laid out mattress-size sleeping mats that were like pillows for the whole body. We ended up sleeping in the nude with our clothes neatly folded at the foot of our beds.

My roommates fell asleep at lights out but I could not relax and stayed away. A few moments later the door opens and two male gorillas in dress robes silently came in.

"That Doctor Zira is such a human sympathizer;" said one gorilla as he and his friend disrobed to reveal that they were both nude. "How did she become a trainer anyway?"

"How should I know;" said the other as he gazed upon the sleeping girls, "let us have our fun and go back to our beds to sleep!"

I pretended to sleep as I felt their gazes fall on me…

"Wish we could have fun with Doctor Zira's girl; now that is a beauty," I heard the first say with a touch of lust in his voice and the other replied: "Doctor Zira is right about her being young; she is not ripe…yet and I envy the ape who gets her!"

Then I watched with hooded eyes as they woke one of the girls and pulled her from her sleeping mat. I then learned what Zira meant about apes wanting to taste the forbidden fruit and in my twelve years I bore witness to rape.

The girl was forced to her knees and ordered to pleasure them orally; it wasn't long until the girl was pulled up and pinned to the wall later as one gorilla lifted her up, and slammed his fleshy "sword" into her. Her painful scream send a jolt of fear through me as I sensed the other girls had also woken but no one moved nor spoke out as pleasure groans mixed with painful whimpers filled the room.

When the first gorilla had climaxed and pulled away; his friend had his turn by forcing the girl onto her hands and knees, and impaled her from behind. I laid on my right side, kept my eyes hooded like I was asleep and watched the rape.

The two males weren't finished with the girl; they took turns pinning her to her back as they performed oral sex, cunnilingus on her. She struggled against them but all the girl could do was whimper, the two male gorillas kept performing cunnilingus until her release and she broke down sobbing.

Once the two males were satisfied and had pulled their dress robes back on; they each kissed the weeping girl and left. We waited for a count of ten before getting up and went to the girl's side; we had a shared bathroom connected to our room.

There were five hot spring walk-in baths and five showers; we stayed with the girl as she bathed before going back. We pulled our sleeping mats together and huddled together as we fell asleep.

10: 7
7

The Luna Silver Blade Memoirs

[The Life and Times of a Once-Ordinary Girl]

A Planet of the Apes Fanfic Novel

Book 1

Part 1

7

1

"I am the chaste Goddess of the Moon,

The Lady of All Magic

The winds and moving leaves

Sing my name

I wear the crescent Moon

Upon my brow and my feet

Rest among the starry heavens

I am mysterious yet unsolved,

A path newly set upon

I am a field untouched by the plow

Rejoice in me and know the

Fullness of youth… "

I found myself back lying next to the trench where I passed through Earth and Nature. I was still wearing rags of light and covered in mud as I slowly got to my feet; I can still feel the numerous scratches and cuts decorating my body, and face.

I looked ahead and saw a field of fire and burning ground of lava punctured by flashes of lightning that lit the sky and struck either ground or flame.

* Cleanse yourself through the Elements ;* whispered the disembodied voice.

I took a step onto the hot dusty ground and lava sprung up only to solidify as scorching ashes fell into my path. All around me a burst of fire popped up on either side or lava sprung before me and I felt the searing heat as I kept walking.

My feet were burning and I felt the mud turn into clay on me, and added to the heat but I could not stop walking; a bolt of lightning struck the places I was walking. More fire and lava sprung before me; I felt how close both flame and lighting were nearly touching me as I walked on lava.

Suddenly I felt a lightning bolt hit my back like a whiplash and caused me to stumble; I gasped in shock but kept on walking. More whiplashes of lightning struck me and each one had me arching, and stumbling as I felt the shocks rock my body but I never screamed nor cried.

The last lightning whiplash knocked me down; my entire body burned from the lava and the ashes. My whole body burned and I felt myself tiring but I pushed on, and kept on walking.

I was halfway to the other side when a field of fire and lava erupt before me; the fire were tall as grass upon the lava and a shower of lightning mixed with the burning field. I knew I would not be able to find another way so I entered the flames and lightning at a run.

I kept running as fire and lava wrapped around me, and lightning lashed me. I was soon on the other side and dove into a small pool of water to extinguish myself.

* Through Fire and Lightning your soul is cleansed ;* said the disembodied voice as I came to shore smoking and collapsed.


2

I woke with a gasp and rolled off my sleeping mat onto the cold floor; my body still felt like it was on fire and twitching slightly from the lightning of the dream. The pentacle tattoo had another coloring; fire and lightning.

Soon my roommates got up and we prepared for the day; brushing our teeth with unique toothbrushes, washing up and braiding our hair. Once dressed; we waited outside for our ape trainers; there was quiet talking in other languages going around as everyone took the chance to share news.

I soon noticed that everyone seemed to be diverse that reminded me of Earth; different race and different languages co-mingling.

"Thank you for your help last night;" said the girl who was raped as she stood next to me and I said: "I wish I could have done something and tried to stop them; six against two!"

"Masters Zoram and Zanam are too strong; they would have knocked you all out and we would have all been raped," said the girl before everyone became silent as our trainer came.

Zira and another male chimpanzee came over; when the other chimp went to pat my roommate's shoulder in greeting she flinched at the touch. When Zira looked at me; I said simply: "We had two unexpected vistors last night!"

"Who;" Zira asked and the other girl replied: "Masters Zoram and Zanam!"

"Those bastards;" hissed the chimp trainer and Zira said admonishingly: "Antelle!"

"Don't admonish me, Zira; it is not uncommon that some of us, trainers are human sympathizers," said Antelle matter of fact. "We treat our human trainees better and are more patient then those self-centered purists!"

"More like moronic ignoramus;" I blurted before covering my mouth and looking around in slight panic.

Antelle started laughing and then he patted Zira's back as he said: "My dear sister; you got a good human and she will do great!"

"Your brother;" I asked as we headed to the dinning hall for breakfast and Zira replied with some pride: "Antelle is my younger twin brother and our family was very proud when we entered the medical and training fields!"

We served the apes breakfast of various omelets, bacon, sausages and diced fruits with coffee or tea; I sat with my roommates as we had scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, diced fruits and milk or orange juice or even tea. Later I followed Zira up a flight of stairs; after a while Zira said: "We will be going to my office and I will tell you more of Ashlar's history and I have a personal library!"


3

Zira's office was spacious and very organized; not a speck of dust was seen and the windows were very clean as sunlight streamed in. There was a two-seater couch and two comfy chairs framing a nice fireplace and long one wall was a large library of shelves that reached the ceiling with moveable ladders.

On either side of the room were doors that led to a bedroom and a private bathroom; Zira's desk was set in the center of the room before the windows and it was clean, and flanked by filing cabinets. A comfy office seat was set behind the desk and before were two more comfy chairs; Zira had good taste in furniture and there was a nice long dinning table with six chairs around it.

"My brother and I are very prudent in cleanness and organizations;" explained Zira with a slight blush. "Our coworkers go crazy with our ways!"

"Your office is beautiful, Zira;" I said and Zira added with some pride: "Most of the other trainers are slobs in a way and they wonder why they get so frustrated with paperwork!"

Then Zira went to her library shelves and began pulling books out, and laid them out on the table. I noticed that these were a mixture of history and religions; Zira said: "My superiors learned that you know how to read and write; they want me to test you in how well you know, so we will start with the history and religion of Ashlar that coexist!"

So I pulled out a chair at the table, sat down, took and opened a book, and began reading; the first two books was the history and it was fascinating to read. The other two books on religion was similar to the history books; the most religious site on Ashlar was Calima and because of its ancient origin it was also forbidden.

"I'm impressed how Ashlar became so diverse in primate and human races;" I said after reading. "The kingdoms of apes and monkey are in a sense separate though unified in the Ashlar Empire!"

"Sadly apes consider themselves top of the evolution chain with monkeys being second and looked down upon, and humans are at the bottom of the evolution chain;" explained Zira with a sad sigh and I thought: Defiantly similar to Earth!

"I'm also interested in the religion of Ashlar and how ingrained it is in the history;" I stated as I set the books in order on the table. "I noticed that there are thirteen main gods; but…how can they be revered if they had lived?"

"That has mostly everyone who is not a religious fanatic is still figuring out; especially with the historic records and stories told," answered Zira with a shrug. "The thirteen main Royal Families can trace their lineages back to the Thirteen Gods; when the Ashlar Empire was formed each of the smaller lesser kingdoms swore allegiance to one of the main kingdoms.

The other twelve kingdoms then sworn their allegiance to the Kingdom of Kadath and the Royal House of Semos; to be safe a Senate was created to advise the High King and to help govern the Empire!"

"How much power does the Senate hold?" I asked curiously and Zira answered ticking off her fingers: "The Senate holds power in pretty much everything; laws, taxes, armies, etc. The only thing the Senate has no power over is the religion; they revere the Thirteen Gods and their descendants in the Royal Families!"

"So the rulers have the final say or are they figureheads?" I inquired and Zira replied with a small wave of her hand: "Gods no…the Thirteen Royal Families have their say and the High King has the final word; the Senate obey the will of the Royal Families on important things!"

Then after awhile; Zira took my right hand and inspected the tattoo as she asked: "How did you come by this unique tattoo?"

"I don't know; my Godmother left me a talisman after she died and the last thing I remember was holding the talisman in my right hand," I answered matter of fact. "I was knocked out for awhile and when I came to; I found this tattoo on my hand and no talisman but every night I had these weird dreams, and every morning I wake up to find a new point and space has been filled!"

"Can you explain these dreams to me?" asked Zira and I did.

Apart of me was surprised that I could remember these dreams as I explained to Zira the Dreams of Water/Ice and Snow, Earth and Nature, and, Fire and Lightning. I even explained the sensations I feel on waking and Zira sat quietly as she listened with a calm neutral look on her face.

"And the weird part is that the first time after the first dream; Shaman Maria and a girl called me Filia autem Deam, and another woman Narcissa called me a Witch," I said as I finished and I gave a sigh of relief as I watched Zira as she took a thinker pose at the table, and she became deep in thought.

I was glad to have someone to talk to about this weirdness since I appeared on this Planet of the Apes but I also long to tell someone my origins too. I only know Zira for a few days and I am already trusting her with my dreams; I will save Earth for another time.

"Filia autem Deam means Daughter of the Goddess; it is well known that the wild humans worship a Goddess in three human forms," explained Zira after a while. "As for the tattoo; it is a mark that must have some sort of divine origin and I will need to do some research to learn more!"

"Then let's get started;" I said as I went to the library shelves.

For the remaining hour; we did research…


4

[Now I would like to take a moment to talk about the Thirteen Gods of Ashlar who are revered by both apes and monkeys. I ask you, my esteemed readers, to bear with me on what most consider a boring subject…]

The King of the Ashlarian Gods is Semos; a chimpanzee who was considered the very first ape who found Calima after being the first to set foot on Ashlar and gave the planet its name. Semos is the God of War and had earned the right to be God King; he was the one to unify both ape and monkey.

Next is Orpheus; a male orangutan who is the God of Cunning and he was known to be shrewd. He was ruthless when it came to fighting and he was second to Semos.

Following is Atlas; a male silver back gorilla who became the God of Blood and he was a great warrior second to Semos. It was said that Atlas will decorate himself with blood from captured enemies and he was the only one who accepts living sacrifices.

The God of Wisdom is a male baboon named Thoth; he was a very wise monkey who always treated everyone as an equal. Thoth did not like to fight but will in defense of others and peace.

There is a female chimpanzee named Xochiquetzal; she is the Goddess of Love and she was known to wear a wreath crown of flowers, and beautiful feathers. Xochiquetzal loves music and dance; she is known to bless unions of lovers and marriages.

A female orangutan named Kulitta is the Goddess of Music and Dance; she is known to be joyful with a beautiful singing voice and was a skilled dancer. Kulitta is a skilled musician too; her favorite instruments are the double flute and harp.

A female gorilla named Morta was a female warrior who had an ability to kill quickly and was known as the Goddess of Death. It was known that Morta would draw lots on which enemy would be killed; she too accepts living sacrifices by lots and is the sister of Atlas.

A male Bonobo named Kurunta is the God of Hunting; he is known to ride a horse and is a skilled archer. He insures that only those who take what can feed themselves and their families; his twin sister is the Goddess of Animals.

A female bonobo and twin sister to Kurunta was named Artume; she is the Goddess of Animals. Artume loves both wild and domestic animals; she is also a skilled archer and insures there is a balance in nature.

A female baboon named Ishtar; she was the Goddess of Fertility and Pleasure, she wears a crown of roses and carries the emblems of her domain. Ishtar know the ways of insuring fertility and pleasure; both sexual and emotional.

Identical twin female chimpanzees named Ilythia and Thalna are the twin Goddesses of Childbirth; Ilythia wears red and Thalna wears green to help tell them apart. They were skilled midwives who insured that every child is born, they love ape, monkey and human children; Ilythia and Thalna are very popular.

The last and 13th God is a male gelada baboon named Mithras of the Bleeding Heart; he was the God of Justice and Law. It was Mithras' duty to hear both side of an argument; then he must determine who is telling the truth and who is telling lies, he is also known to set down holy laws that were followed by the Ashlar Empire.

These Thirteen Gods were major important and made up the pantheon of Ashlar's religion. Stories have been recorded and their blood descendants within the Royal Families have their own stories to share that add to the legends.

Each of the Thirteen Gods have founded the thirteen major kingdoms; Kadath, Carthage, Ghana, Numidia, Matamba, Koya, Loango, Adal Sultanate, Songhai, Kush, Aksumite, Ifat Sultanate and Almohad Caliphate.

[I got to visit these kingdoms during my time as a slave and rebellion; but I do not want to get ahead of myself.]

Calima was a place that was so sacred that it became known as the Forbidden Land and only those who wish to die there must make the pilgrimage by themselves; no one knows if anyone ever reached Calima. Nothing but desert, mountains and a few oasis that lead to the holy land of Calima lies.

The kingdoms are stretch across Ashlar by land, water and mountains. Ships and horses are the only ways to reach the kingdoms along with border towns, and villages along the way.

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8

The Luna Silver Blade Memoirs

[The Life and Times of a Once-Ordinary Girl]

A Planet of the Apes Fanfic Novel

Book 1

Part 1

8

1

After awhile of going through practically the whole library shelves; Zira and I could not find anything on the mystery of my tattoo, and its meaning. We reorganized the books before we heard the bell for lunch and went to join everyone; I served Zira her tea and brought her meal before joining my roommates for our lunch of ribs, home-fries and sliced apples dipped in chocolate.

Then Zira and my roommates' trainers led us to a studio-like room for our first dance lesson. The trainers sat to the side of the room as our dance instructors who were four humans came forward; two men and two women named Jasper, Ani, Petal and River.

"We will be training you in the dances of seduction;" said River after they introduced themselves. "Your Masters will expect you to entertain them in ways of sensuality!"

"You will also be learning the waltz, salsa and meringue; three different ballroom dances as your Masters will want you to dance with them at times during a party or gathering," added Jasper matter of fact.

Petal continued: "These dances are old and can be traced back to the Thirteen Gods!"

I remember learning these dances from Earth…

We were instructed to watch and pay attention to the steps; then we will be paired up and take turns learning from each instructor. There was a small group of chimpanzee musicians ready to play their instruments.

My roommates and I stood to the side of the dance floor as the music started, and our instructors began demonstrating the dances. Yet as we listened to the music; I just could not stand still and I started dancing.

I remember the steps to the waltz, salsa and meringue as I combined them into the belly dancing. I had my eyes closed as I moved my body to the music and I kept dancing until the music ended.

When I opened my eyes and realized that I had an audience; I felt myself blush in realization that I danced and might have showed up the instructors. But I soon received polite applause and I could tell that Zira was quiet proud of me; we were then dismissed after that.

"I'm guessing your late Masters had you taught dancing;" said Zira as we headed to an indoor arena for a fighting class.

I replied simply: "My late Masters believed that the mind and body should be balanced!"

I knew it was a lie and I felt guilty; I decided that if I had another Element Dream I was going to be truthful to Zira. The indoor arena was spacious and huge; there was an armory on the left side that showed various weapons.

There was an indoor obstacle course halfway in the arena with safety nets in place and mats that are safe for tumbles. The fight instructors were four males; chimpanzee, gorilla, bonobo and a blond capuchin [who had a sour look on his face].

They were dressed in black fighting robes and they looked bored; our trainers led my roommates and I to a changing room where we changed into white fighting robes. Then we had to stand before our fighting instructors shoulder to shoulder with our hands clasped behind our backs and standing straight in a military fashion.


2

"I am Master Hadad and these are my associates; Masters Enlil, Enki and Utu!" said the blond capuchin who is Master Hadad as he walked before us in a pace. "We will be training you to fight and we will not go easy on you, human females; you will get bruised, sore muscled and even close to broken bones!"

"Our human trainees have other classes and we need them whole;" said an older gorilla trainer and Master Hadad replied with a small bow: "Of course, Doctor Haristas; but this is no simple fight training!"

So for the next few hours; we were running laps around the arena and doing stretches to limber up our bodied. There were whimpers of pain from my roommates as we sat on the floor with our legs stretched out in a v and we had to lean forward with our hands touching the floor between.

I sucked it up and breathed through the pain; I leaned over to my roommate who had been raped and I said to her: "Imagine that Masters Zoram and Zanam are about to rape you again but you surprise them by fighting back, and winning. You are strong, you will survive and you will live for you, believe in yourself!"

'I am strong, I am a survivor and I will live;" the girl chanted as we stretched.

Later we were brought to the armory and Master Hadad said: "Choose a weapon…only one weapon that suites you; this will be the weapon that you will train with every day throughout your training until you are sold to serve a family. You are to keep the weapon on you at all times and close to you as you sleep; you will sharpen it and polish your weapon every week!"

My roommates had chosen a long dagger, short sword, axe, staff and spear; I was still looking for I did not want to randomly select a weapon and I want to be comfortable with it. I came across a claymore; it was 55inch and was meant to be wielded with two hands; it had a sheath that was tied and it was heavy as I took it down and tried not to drop it, but I did look forward in strengthening myself with the Great Sword.

Master Hadad inspected the weapons and gave a nod of approval; I soon had the claymore slung on my back and it gave me some back support. Soon dinner time came and I helped serve Zira, and her co-workers their meals.

Our meal was a corn chowder soup and a salad before heading to our quarters; brush our teeth and settled down to sleep.


3

"I am the blessed Mother,

The gracious Lady of the Harvest

I am clothed in the deep, cool

Wonder of the Earth

And gold of the fields

Heavy with grain

By me the tides of the Earth

Are ruled

All things come to fruition

According to my season

I am refuge and healing

I am the life giving Mother

Wondrously fertile…"

I found myself on the edge of a raven filled with storm clouds and gales of winds blowing about; my clothes of light were still rags and held burnt edges that fluttered about me.

* Cleanse yourself ;* I heard the mysterious voice begin to say and I finished: "within the Elements!"

I looked around but saw nothing but storm clouds and decided to take a leap of faith; I jumped into the howling winds and storm clouds. I landed on solid ground blinded by the storm clouds that rumbled and getting slammed by the winds.

I blindly walked through the swirling clouds within the raven and pushed through the howling winds that seem to be trying to knock me down, and send me flying. Suddenly mini tornadoes began forming and moving around, and they had a pull.

I found myself trying to avoid the mini tornadoes while being continuously slammed by the winds and blinded by the storm clouds around me. Soon more tornadoes began to form from mini to medium to large and even pillar tower-size  huge .

The winds got stronger that I was suddenly picked up and send flying into the tornadoes. I was flung around like a ragdoll; my breath was stolen and I had trouble breathing.

* Become one with the winds and storms ;* I heard whispered to me.

I managed to regain my breathing long enough to relax my body, close my eyes and somehow move with everything. All I could hear was the howling of the wind and the roar of the storms as I got my body under control.

I spread my arms and felt myself move with the winds; I opened my eyes and saw myself flying within the storm clouds. I flew between tornadoes until I managed to shoot into one and it shot me up out of the raven.

I managed to land on solid ground away from the storm clouds and gales of wind; the disembodied voice said: *Through Air and the Storms; your soul is cleansed! *


4

I woke the next morning with a gasp and I somehow managed to get up, and make my way into the bathroom to one of the chamber pots. I ended up throwing up before falling onto my ass out of breath, dizzy and light headed.

My tattoo had two more colors added; the fourth point had swirls of wind and the fourth space had storm clouds, and tornadoes. Got ready for another day of training though my body was still shaking from the last dream and Zira noticed.

I barely ate breakfast until Zira practically dragged me to her office; once she had me laying on the couch and she took a seat in one of the chairs, she said: "Talk!"

I told her everything from being from Earth to my life to finding myself on Ashlar and to the recent dream I went through. I talked and talked; I let everything out until I fell asleep for who knows how long.

When I woke there was a small table with tea on it that I carefully drank before getting up; Zira was sitting at her desk writing and I stood before her. After a while; she looked up and Zira said: "You had a hard life, Luna Silver Blade, you are starting a new life and I wish it wasn't a slave!"

"You believe me;" I inquired curiously and hopefully…

Zira nodded as she replied: "Of course; it explains how different you are but in a good way and you are truly unique. That tattoo is a Gift from the Gods and I don't care what kind; the dreams you are having are Trials that much I can guess and gather!"

"What sort of Trials that I am going through that are Elemental?" I asked slightly confused and Zira answered: "Something extraordinary will happen as you get older and whatever Gifts you end up getting will make you a weapon!"

I was still shaken but I understood the irony of the situation as I gazed at the tattoo on my hand; Zira managed to catch me up in whatever missed training I had. I had to help in the kitchens in preparing the meals; I had my claymore slung on my back as I washed dishes.

I was halfway through a load of dishes from lunch when I felt a tap and turned to see Master Hadad standing behind me. I quickly dried my hands and followed the instructor; no one dared to stop and question us as we walked to the indoor arena.

Within the arena; Master Hadad had me kneel before him and once I was kneeling, he took my hand and began to inspect the tattoo closely. After a while he said: "Well, Daughter of the Goddess; we have a lot of training to do in order to prepare you for whatever Gifts you will receive!"

My look of both confusion and fear had the blond capuchin monkey chuckling as he said: "I have been around humans for some times and heard them pray to their Great Goddess; they even let slip about a Daughter of the Goddess coming to free them!"

Then he waved his hand as he added: "Pay this old monkey no mind to his ramblings; we got training to do!"

12: 9
9

The Luna Silver Blade Memoirs

[The Life and Times of a Once-Ordinary Girl]

A Planet of the Apes Fanfic Novel

Book 1

Part 1

9

1

I must have looked confused for Master Hadad explained: "You are a special human and a unique one at that; your looks are exotic and that is another weapon that you must hone!"

Then Master Hadad had me unsheathe the claymore and he got another claymore from the armory. The sword was heavy in my hands and the instructor came at me with a screech as he wielded his Great Sword with ease.

I barely got my sword up in time to block the attack and the force was shocking. But Master Hadad kept attacking and I took a defense by blocking his strikes, and I started to regret about picking a heavy sword.

After an hour; I tripped and fell on my butt, out of breath and my arms were sore from blocking Master Hadad's attacks. The blond capuchin monkey just stood before me out of breath as well and he said: "You must practice wielding that claymore until it becomes apart of you and is no longer heavy!"

I used my sword to stand up and got ready to fight; Master Hadad nodded in approval before he attacked again. By the time I stumbled to the dinning hall after a quick shower; I was tired and sore but I managed to serve Zira her supper.

I barely could eat my own meal after the work out I had with Master Hadad in wielding the Great Sword and I fell asleep once I fell onto my sleeping mat, and I had no dreams that night. For the next few days; Master Hadad had me practicing in wielding the claymore and building my body strength that I barely had enough strength later for any other training.

And for those next few days; I had no Elemental Dreams as I trained and was pushed to my limits. I managed to go through my other training for a few minutes until Master Hadad would steal me for more sword training.

I began sharpening the Great Sword and polishing it every morning before breakfast and later before bed after training. I was even put through the obstacle course for agility; I had to learn to back-flip, cart-wheel and roll.

Master Hadad was a drill sergeant as he pushed me in physical fighting; my roommates were lucky as their training was simple and the other instructors weren't so pushy. I was at my breaking point until one day [during one training] I snapped and I swung the claymore with all my might that I hit Master Hadad in the shoulder with the flat side of the blade, and knocked the monkey to the floor.

Master Enki gave a great roar and bound over; I found myself grabbed by the neck and held off the ground by the gorilla. I started choking as I realized that I must have overstepped my bounds; until Master Hadad said as he stood up: "Drop her, Master Enki, she did nothing wrong and this is just training!"

I fell onto my back when the gorilla fighting instructor let go and I lay on the floor gasping. Zira was at my side in a instant and she showed dominance as she growled at Master Enki; class quickly ended after that.


2

I had another peaceful night and was up before my roommates to get ready for the day. I sat outside the room as I sharpened the claymore before I began polishing the blade; Master Hadad came followed by Zira.

"Good Morning, Mistress Zira and Master Hadad;" I said with a bow of my head as I re-sheathed my Great Sword.

Zira looked a bit annoyed but the blond capuchin nodded his head slightly with a serious look on his face and Zira said: "Luna; you will be personally trained in fighting by Master Hadad from now on, he will prepare you to survive!"

"I will train you separate from others; you have the potential and will become a formidable fighter against anyone be they human or ape or even monkey," said Master Hadad matter of fact and I asked: "When do we start?"

Right after breakfast; Master Hadad began to train me more in fighting and he even added hand-to-hand fighting too. I also had to help in cleaning the various rooms of the Training Center; washing the floors and windows.

I even had to wash laundry by hand and then I had dance class; my day was filled with chores and training. Then I had training with Master Hadad after dinner before supper and I had another dreamless night.

Then I had to help prepare a grand dinning room for a party the next day; Master Limbo and his co-workers were present in overseeing the preparations. Zira explained that potential buyers were coming along with benefactors who donate money to the Training Center to keep everything running.

"Most of the benefactors are Senators; Master Limbo likes to bring forth certain humans to present before they are sold or gives a human to a Senator in hopes they continue to support this place," said Zira with a bit of a sneer.

We were having tea in her office and were just relaxing; enjoying the peace of a day off from training.

"You don't like what you are doing;" I said simply and Zira had the decency to blush in affirmation.

Zira said: "The humans have the capabilities to form their own society and be equal to apes; but we were taught that humans were animals who think of nothing but breeding!"

"We, humans, believe in a higher power too but I learned that humans can't stay in one place for long and have to be nomads;" I said simply.

Zira gave a bit of a snort as she said: "I don't blame you or any human if you end up hating apes!"

"Hate breeds violence breeds death breeds nothingness;" I said with a sigh.

Later as I went to sleep; I had an Elemental Dream…


3

"I am the Matriarch,

Tender of the unbroken

Cycle of death and rebirth

I am the wheel,

The shadow of the Moon

I rule the tides of the ocean

And of women and men

I give release and renewal

To weary souls… "

I saw the last four Trials that I had gone through and I turned to the last Elemental Trial to face; before me was a mirror that was decorated with the emblems of the Elements.

* Cleanse yourself in the Elements ;* the disembodied voice said and I took a step into the mirror.

Who am I?

I forgot who I was as I stood between light and darkness; I felt a chill of fear go through me as I tried to figure out who I was. Two figures came from the light and darkness; they were the spitting images of me but different.

One was a child me and she was dressed like an angel; the other was an older me and she was dressed like a seductress. They stood before me on either side but kept a distance; I heard the disembodied voice say: *Castitas and Luxuria; Chastity and Lust! *

"Who are you?" chorused Castitas and Luxuria, and I answered: "I do not know!"

They held their hands out and I saw two pill-size stones in their palms; Castitas had a ruby stone and Luxuria had a scarlet stone.

"Choose;" they echoed as they held the stones out.

I closed my eyes and reached out; when I opened my eyes I found myself holding the scarlet stone and Luxuria said: "Swallow it!"

I put the scarlet stone in my mouth and swallowed it; I felt shock flow through my body and I suddenly felt pleasure that was overwhelming that it scared me. Castitas came and gave me the ruby stone and she said: "Swallow and be healed!"

I swallowed the ruby stone quickly and relief washed over me; I felt cleansed in a way. Castitas and Luxuria soon vanished as two more beings came forward; they looked like me.

Another me as an angel holding a cornucopia of fruits and the other was bloated as she stuffed something into her mouth to eat. They stood before me and the disembodied voice echoed: * Temperance and Gula! *

"Who are you?" chorused Temperance and Gula, and I answered: "I do not know who I am!"

They held their hands out and there were two stone-like pills in their palms; Temperance held a citrine stone and Gula held a muddy orange stone.

"Choose;" they chorused as they held the stones out.

I closed my eyes and reached out; when I open my eyes I was holding the muddy orange stone and Gula said: "Swallow it!"

I popped the stone into my mouth and swallowed; I suddenly felt a great hunger and I felt myself double over in pain. Temperance was before me and she gave me the citrine stone as she said: "Swallow and be restored!"

I swallowed the citrine stone and I felt suddenly full like I just ate a meal; Temperance and Gula soon vanished. This happened to me five more times; I met two spitting images of me and I swallowed ten more stones.

Caritas and Avaritia, Industria and Acedia, Patientia and Ira, Humanitas and Invidia, and, Humilitas and Superbia; I swallowed a sapphire and pale blue stones, emerald and murky green stone, topaz and pale yellow stone, tanzanite and grayish indigo stones, and, amethyst and dark violet stones. Each of the dark stones had me feeling greedy, lazy, wrathful, envious and prideful; the jewel stones cleansed me of those negative feelings.

I found myself standing before another mirror and my image asked: "Do you know who you are?"

"I am Light and Darkness, I am of Sins and Virtues;" I said and my mirror image said: "Pass through me and be restored!"

Once I had passed through the mirror; I remembered who I was and I felt whole again.

* Through Spirit, Light and Darkness; your soul is cleansed ,* said the disembodied voice once more.


4

I woke with a sigh as tears fell down my face and I knew I passed the Elemental Trials in my dreams. I felt a burning sensation of my hand and I sat up as I saw the last point, and space be filled; the top point was filled with spirit and the space was filled with light/dark.

Warmth spread throughout my body from the tattoo and it did not hurt; it felt like something was growing inside me and it wanted to burst forth. But everything soon settled as my roommates woke up and we prepared for the day; Zira collected me and we went to her office where I told her about the last dream I had.

"I finished the Trials and the tattoo is complete;" I said and Zira smiled as she said: "I am glad now we just got to figure out the Gifts you have!"

"We won't know for a while;" I said as I looked at my tattoo and gazed at the elements that decorated it.

13: 10
10

The Luna Silver Blade Memoirs

[The Life and Times of a Once-Ordinary Girl]

A Planet of the Apes Fanfic Novel

Book 1

Part 1

10

1

My training with Master Hadad is getting better; the claymore was starting to felt lighter in my hands as I dueled with the blond capuchin monkey. I started to notice I was developing muscles and becoming toner; I lost my baby fat and I noticed I was developing into a woman well.

My hair was getting longer and more silvery white; my alabaster white skin was becoming fine line silver. My lips were still red like a red rose and my natural kohl-like eyelashes had become darken, my mismatched blue eyes; sapphire blue like twilight and midnight blue like the night sky were becoming pronounced.

I was attracting a lot of interested looks from apes, monkeys and humans; Zira took on a instinctive motherly role of protectiveness over me as winter was coming. An auction soon took place and many human trainees were sold; those who weren't sold were prepared to be taken to the other kingdoms to be sold.

Zira explained this tends to happen a lot and sometimes Kadath even gets shipment of other slaves from the other kingdoms who could not be sold. I witnessed my first auction before the first snowfall; the men and women were sold naked to the apes who want them for slaves.

They are brought to the stage one at a time behind a curtain screen; their clothes are removed and they are set to stand like a statue. The curtain screen rises but hides the face; the bodies are shown but the heads and faces are hidden.

Only the owners are allowed to see the faces of the humans after they buy them; Master Limbo is the main auctioneer and he describes each human to a T along with their skills. Questions are called by the buyers and some would demand that the goods be shown; they want proof that the human slave they buy is not only healthy but can do certain things.

Master Limbo has allowed a few buyers on stage to inspect the human closely as long as they do not try to look at their faces. I watched as apes touch the body and made comments on what they feel; a few male apes had slipped their fingers into the women's pussy, while a few female apes stroked men's genitals and brought him to an erection.

Once the buyers are satisfied the bidding would then begin; Master Limbo turned a blind-eye to whatever the buyers do to the humans he is selling as long as he ends up selling. Master Limbo was a greedy orangutan when it came to money and the higher the bid; the more money he is most likely to get.

Zira hated what the humans are being put through as they were sold but when an auction has been good; Master Limbo becomes quiet generous in paying his employees a bonus. The trainers put the money they are paid into their accounts at the Kadath Main Bank; I learned most trainers actually live at the Training Center and are saving their money until they can retire or a better job offer came along.

But every now and then; a few humans would try to escape and make a run for it; the ape guards are quick in pursuing and recapturing them. The escaped humans are brought back and are given a public punishment; every human trainee is gathered outside where the humans who had tried to escape are tied to a post.

Master Limbo would stand before us and he would say: "Escape from Kadath or any Kingdom is impossible; you are slaves and we own you until you are sold. The collars you wear cannot be removed unless you have a key or you can risk injury of trying to cut the collars off; but you shall never be free!"

He gestured to the three men and three women who were tied to the poles behind him; Master Limbo continued: "These fools tried to escape and failed; this is their first offense and they shall each receive thirty lashes. They try to escape again and they will receive sixty lashes; a third attempt to escape and they will be put down!"

Put down…

The apes view us humans as animals and if we can't obey; we are punished or killed. I hated Master Limbo from then on as I witnessed the six people be whipped by cat-o-nine tail whips.


2

Zira shared the same feelings against her employer and I witnessed her throw such a tantrum that she actually ran up the wall of her office, and back-flipped. But we both knew there was nothing we could have done or do; I was a slave-in-training and the Training Center owns me until I was sold.

I soon had to have a check-up once the first snowfall came; fireplaces were lit and the buildings were soon flooded with warmth. The check-up was done in the medical hall; Zira sat behind the curtain as another chimp doctor did the checking.

I was once again sitting naked this time before a male chimpanzee and I knew Zira wasn't happy but as she was my trainer; another doctor had to do the check-up. I was poked with a needle for another blood draw, my reflexes were tested and the doctor made notes of any changes.

I was given a clean bill of health and I was getting dress; the chimp doctor actually patted my behind. He said with a leer: "It won't be long until you become a woman and are sold; I envy the male who ends up buying you!"

I stiffen slightly as Zira came in and gave a warning growl that send the male scurrying off. But I could not help but feel slightly helpless and a bit scared; I know what slavery is like and I remembered learning it on Earth, I just never imagined myself becoming a slave.

Then I became more determined to become a bit defiant and fight back; the apes wanted me to serve I will serve but I will not serve them for pleasure. I banged my fist on a small side table and some frost appeared on it, I was shocked until Zira reminded me that I still had training to do.

Nothing weird happened to me after that as I went through fight training with Master Hadad; I was also ordered by another trainer to clean an office. When I was shown the room; it was a complete mess and would take the whole day until nightfall to get everything organized.

I had to sort through papers and put them in order, I had to gather up every piece of clothing and put them into a pile to clean. I started washing the desk when Master Limbo came in; apparently I was cleaning his office and realized he was a slob.

"Someone got Zira's girl to clean my office; how nice and clean it's starting to look," said the creep with a smile.

I kept working as Master Limbo went to do whatever he was suppose to do; he went to a large safe that was the size of a door and I could not see the combination. The safe door opened into a room filled with items and whatever Master Limbo grabbed; he quickly shot the iron door and reset the lock.

Before he left; the orangutan businessman patted me on the head and left. I kept cleaning and skipped supper until I was sure the office was clean, and everything was organized; I was tired after that.

I returned to the shared quarters and simply laid on the floor, and fell asleep and had a dream.


3

"I am the Goddess of the Moon,

The Earth, the Sea

My names are many,

Yet know that by all names

I am the same

I pour forth insight, peace, wisdom and understanding

I am the Eternal Maiden,

Mother of All

And Matriarch of Reckoning,

And I send you blessings

Of limitless love… "

I found myself at the entrance of a great garden still dressed in my rags of light and covered in wounds from past Trials. I took a step into the garden and I found myself healed, and a new dress of light.

The garden was vast with meadows, woods, rivers, lakes and waterfalls; there were beautiful flowers and the air smell sweet, and pure. I found myself walking down a soft dirt path as I gazed at the garden around me.

I came to a clearing that looked like an outdoor temple of extraordinary beauty. Thirteen white pillars stood in a circle around the clearing and a raised dais in the center; there were three women kneeling on the dais.

One was a teenage girl dressed in white, the second was a mature woman dressed in red and the third was an old woman dressed in black. Once I entered the clearing; I heard the three women chorus: "Welcome Luna Silver Blade; we are the Triple Goddess!"

They spoke with one voice and they looked the same from different ages; I thought they were a daughter, mother and grandmother. But something tells me that they weren't and they held great Power that flowed from them.

They beckoned me to join them and I stepped onto the dais, and knelt with them. I could not help but stare; the Maiden, Mother and Matriarch were very beautiful, and they had an internal glow.

The Maiden wore a crown of white roses that bore a silver crescent moon that hung upon her brow. The Mother wore a crown of red roses that bore a silver Full Moon that hung upon her brow; one minute she looked slim and the next she looked heavy with child.

The Matriarch wore a crown of black roses that bore a black moon with a silver crescent moon that hung upon her brow. It felt peaceful sitting with the Goddess in her three forms within this temple in the garden.

"Your life has been harsh since the beginning, Silver Moon;" said the Maiden first.

The Mother added: "Your life starts anew on Ashlar; you have a destiny to fulfill!"

"A destiny that will make you a bridge between apes, monkeys and humans;" continued the Matriarch.

I asked: "What will happen to me?"

"You bear our mark and have passed the Trials of the Elements;" answered the Maiden solemnly.

The Mother continued with a kind smile: "Our Gifts to you are many and you will soon learn of them!"

"You will be a weapon and healer;" added the Matriarch mysteriously and solemnly.

I looked at the pentacle tattoo on my hand; three hands touched my hand and the Goddess chorused: "You are our Avatar and you shall bring great change to this world!"


4

I woke before my roommates did and I got ready for the day; I snuck to Zira's office and snuck to her bedroom door where I knocked. Zira answered dressed in a silk nightgown and was surprised to see me but she soon joined me in the sitting area.

I told her of my dream and what the Goddess had said to me; I did not know what to do. I wanted a simple normal life on Earth; I wanted to grow up with Aunt Rose's guidance and find love.

But after my Godmother got sick; things changed and my life became messed up. I became Cinderella in a way and Aunt Rose gave me a talisman that changed my life in an instant.

My life was no longer normal and that was what scared me the most; I was growing up too fast and I had no safety net to catch me. I am on an adventure of a lifetime on a world ruled by apes and monkeys; where humans are considered to be the animals and slaves.

"You have been given a great destiny;" said Zira after she had time to think over what I told her, "you will be seen as a weapon to be used by apes or against apes. But when the time comes know that I will be your ally in whatever fight you may find yourself in!"

"I know, Zira, and that is what scares me in a way;" I said matter of fact.

But soon we had to join everyone for breakfast; Zira changed and we headed to the dining hall. I fell into the role of a slave quickly as I got Zira's breakfast and tea before joining my roommates for our own breakfast.

Yet it was hard to eat when I knew deep inside; this was wrong and I had no say in stopping it. But I knew I must endure until the time comes to make a move and rise up to start a revolution of sorts.

14: Book 1-Part 2
Book 1-Part 2

The Luna Silver Blade Memoirs

[The Life and Times of a Once-Ordinary Girl]

A Planet of the Apes Fanfic Novel

Book 1

Part 2

11

1

A year has passed since I came to the Planet of the Apes known as Ashlar and in that time; I was being trained to be a slave and serve apes. But I also grew stronger mentally and physically; my trainer Zira had become my only friend and confidante, and she had helped me throughout my training.

Master Hadad the blond capuchin monkey had taken me under his wing in training me to fight and to strengthen me so that I can wield the claymore sword better. I was trained in both domestic and entertainment, and I found myself becoming the favorite human trainee.

My roommates had finished their training and had already been sold to serve ape families; I was the last one and Zira found a way to keep me close to her. I became her "roommate"; I slept on the couch in her office and accompanied her to breakfast in the mornings.

Zira did not trust to having me be alone though I would have new roommates; but last year two more of my roommates were raped by other ape trainers. I did not mind staying with Zira because I got to use her library more and study when I wasn't training.

I learned the seduction dances and I practiced them every day; I was given new clothes to wear and my mask was finished. Zira took me on an errand outside for the first time and I had to wear the mask; it fitted me nicely and I was able to breath through the holes that were made in the nose, and mouth only my eyes could be seen.

I was dressed in a nice white wrap halter top and grey wrap skirt that flowed over my knees; I was given sandals that fit to wear and Zira clipped a leash onto my collar. Zira was no longer wearing her green robes and lab coat; she wore a nice green dress and a earth brown coat over it, and we headed out of the training building.

I walked behind Zira on the leash and I took the time to look around Kadath as we entered the market square that was practically a bazaar. There were shops and stands selling practically anything from clothes to jewelry to toys to food.

There were even restaurants, barber shops, hair salons, there was even a great library and a book store. Zira made her way to the library and I followed behind; I noticed I was getting a few looks of interests and most knew I was a slave-in-training, and I realized that these were potential buyers too.

As we neared the library; we heard horns being blown throughout the street and a chimp herald running by shouting: "Clear the way for the High King and the Royal Family, clear the way!"

Everyone scrambled to obey as a procession came down the street; the first was a great red banner that held an image of a religious looking chimp was embossed in gold and being carried by a lemur dressed as a herald. Following on horseback; I recognize General Thade riding next to an older chimp dressed in royal deep red robes and wearing a gold crown upon his brow.

Following was a palanquin being carried by four human males and I saw a female chimpanzee with a young chimp beside her. Zira leaned next to me and she said: "That is the Royal House of Semos; High King Zaius with him is his son and heir General Thade who is the Crown Prince, following is the High King's daughter and granddaughter, Lady Nina and Princess Lily!"

I could not help but stare at the Royal Family as they passed-by; King Zaius and General Thade looked around as everyone bowed. I noticed how the humans were on their knees along with the monkeys as the rest of the apes bowed and Zira had to gently push me onto my knees as she too bowed.

I quickly bowed my head but I knew that I was noticed to be staring but with Zira's hand on my shoulder no one came nor said anything. Once the Royal Procession had passed everyone went back to their business; Zira and I soon entered the library.

The Library of Kadath was a large hall-like building filled with many shelves of books and scrolls that lined the inside from the walls to the stacks. There were moveable ladders and moveable stairs on the move around the room; there were ropes connected to the shelves as apes and monkeys, and even a few humans swung or climbed across to the next shelves.

There were long tables set everywhere for anyone to sit and read; ape and monkey librarians moved about with carts filled with books, and scrolls to be shelved. There were even baskets that were being pulled up so that helpers could shelve the items; it was quiet and peaceful with a glass ceiling providing light.

I could not help but gawk in awe as I followed Zira and my neck was becoming sore from all the looking around; there were even torches, candles and lamps set to be lit incase it became dark. Zira soon found a male chimpanzee librarian to talk to; apparently Zira was still determined to find something on my tattoo and the main library was the best place to continue research.

The male chimp that was helping us was named Cornelius and he was a librarian part-time; Zira and I learned that he was a scientist studying humans. I could tell that Dr. Cornelius was flirting with Zira and Zira was flirting back as they went searching for the books that we needed.

Zira and I were taken to a section of the library until Dr. Cornelius was called away; I could not help but poke Zira as she watched him walk away. I removed my mask for a moment to waggle my eyebrows playfully and Zira pinched my arm as she blushed red like a schoolgirl.

"He does look cute, Zira, and you were both flirting;" I said once I had my mask back on.

Zira began browsing the shelves as she said: "He is a good looking male but I still have a duty to perform!"

"All work and no play; makes Jane a dull girl or in this case a dull ape," I said jokingly and Zira swatted my shoulder as she said with a grin: "You are almost thirteen; romance is beyond you yet!"

We found a few books and scrolls that we grabbed, and settled at a table to read. The books and scrolls that Zira and I were reading were very interesting; Zira pulled out paper, bottle of ink and a quill from her shoulder-bag, and she began to take notes.

Soon Dr. Cornelius rejoined to see how we were doing as we were getting ready to leave. He said: "I hope that whatever you find will be helpful in whatever research you are doing, Dr. Zira!"

"I am only researching on a curious tattoo that my human trainee Luna has on her hand;" said Zira simply and matter of fact.

I held my hand out so that the gentleape could see the tattoo on the palm and back of my right hand; Dr. Cornelius took my hand and he stared at the tattoo with a thoughtful look on his face. He quickly got a piece of paper and charcoal stick; then Dr. Cornelius copied my tattoo onto the paper by hand.

"I will look for more information for you, Dr. Zira;" said Dr. Cornelius before we left.


2

We got back to the Training Center in time for Master Hadad to steal me from Zira for training. I changed into my white training robes and got my claymore ready; I kept the Great Sword sharpened and polished on a daily bases.

Master Hadad also had a claymore and was ready to have me duel him. I took the sword in both hands and was prepared when he attacked, and the indoor arena was soon filled with the sound of metal clanging on metal.

When I first wielded the claymore I got tired quickly but over time as I practiced wielding the blade on a daily bases; my arms got stronger and my balance was good. I practically danced as I avoided Master Hadad's attacks; back-flipped and cart-wheeled but I never lost my grip on my claymore.

I fought back just as hard and I managed to flip the instructor onto his back, and held my sword in a killing strike. Master Hadad started laughing as he held two fingers up in surrender and I helped him up; we were both sweating and a bit out of breath but we shared a smile as we gave a bow of respect.

"You are getting stronger, Luna;" said Master Hadad with pride in his voice that had me smiling and feeling proud.

After training and a quick shower I was given chores to do; I had to help wash the laundry of everyone in the facility. I was elbow deep in soapy water as I hand-washed the clothes and worked whatever dirt out before hanging them to dry.

I listened to the gossip of my fellow humans as they spoke of an auction that was coming up and how many of us will be sold soon. I was soon making my way to Zira's office before supper when I suddenly found myself pinned to the wall.

I was surprised to see Master Enki; a male silver back gorilla had snuck up on me. Master Hadad made it a habit that I avoided his fellow cohorts throughout my training with him and I could sense that he did not trust them.

I still remembered how Master Enki wasn't too happy when I knocked Master Hadad down during training. Now I was facing him and I was feeling uncomfortable with how close he was to me.

Master Enki had a bruising grip on my upper arms and I knew I was going to have some bruises for a while. I kept my eyes lowered knowing that looking an ape in the face was not a wise choice and I did not want to cause trouble.

I felt my hair being grabbed and my head being forced up, and I had no choice but to look the gorilla in the eyes. I saw the look of contempt and superiority as Master Enki looked me over before he let go of my hair, and ran his hands over my body.

"You are close to becoming a woman;" he said with a sneer as Master Enki gave a squeeze to one of my breasts. "Young humans like you are sampled before they become adults; before you have your Blood Moon!"

"Mistress Zira will not be happy if someone were to try;" I said in a bit of defiance.

Master Enki gave a snort as he said: "Human sympathizers should not have a say or a place as human trainers; what trainers do to their human trainees is their own business!"

"And what of trainers who force themselves on another trainer's human?" I inquired tartly.

SMACK!

Master Enki actually slapped me and I almost fell if he did not keep such a grip on my arms. The next thing I knew; I felt a force surround me and pushed outward that it sent Master Enki flying into a wall, and knocked him out.


3

I panicked and ran to Zira's office; I stumbled into the room and told her what happened. Zira went to check on Master Enki as I stayed in her office and I was trying to figure out how I sent a gorilla flying.

I had a cup of water before me and I was just staring into it; I raised my hand to rub my eyes and the water began to float out of the cup. I quickly lowered my hand and the water returned into the cup, and I simply stared in shock.

I raised my hand again and the water began to rise before I set it back in. I then used both of my hands and coaxed the water to rise into the air like a watery ball.

I was shocked that I was controlling water and when Zira came in; I got startled and froze the water into ice and it fell onto the floor. Zira and I both stared at what I had done in shock.

"I think my Gifts are starting to manifest;" I said in shock as Zira came and picked the ball of ice up.

Zira placed the round ice cube into the cup as she sat down in a chair across from me. She said: "Master Enki is knocked out and probably won't remember what had happened; since your Gifts are starting to manifest we will have to start practice control of them!"

I turned the ice back into water and practiced controlling water; turning it into various shapes and freezing, and unfreezing it. Zira watched and took notes; she was a scientist at heart and my manifesting Gifts interested her.

Zira had me get us a late supper and we ate in her office; we had mash potato and a steak with diced carrots, and tea. I continued practicing as we ate and I turned the water into snow, and had it blowing out the window.

"You must be careful when you are practicing your Gifts as they manifest; there will be those who will want to use you as a weapon or want to see you destroyed," said Zira in caution and I said in agreement: "I will be careful Zira!"


4

The next day I was assigned to run errands for the Training Center; I was to deliver messages to food vendors who supply the facility for more produce, meat and drinks. I was given different notes and instructed to hand them to the vendors; the vendors were farmers and merchants who come to Kadath to sell.

I put my mask on and headed out; I was still dressed in my white fighting robes from practice and wasn't given time to change. I wove my way through the crowd to the first food vendor who sold fruits; he took the note and waved me on.

It was the same with the vegetable and meat vendors; I delivered the notes and was waved on. I was heading back to the Training Center when I witness a pregnant woman carrying items and following her orangutan master; suddenly trip and drop everything as she fell.

"You stupid pregnant bitch; look what you did," her owner exclaimed in anger as he began to beat her with a stick.

Everyone kept walking by and I could only stand, and watch until I could not take it anymore. No one should be a pregnant woman like that; I looked at the wooden stick and concentrated.

Vines began to sprout from the stick until they burst forth and wrapped around the orangutan who cried out in shock. The vines wrapped around the ape in a cocoon as he stumbled and fell; now everyone stopped and stared in shock.

While others tried to help the fallen trapped orangutan; I went to the pregnant woman's side to check on her. She was badly hurt and bleeding from her head where her master had struck her more then once.

"My baby;" said the woman breathlessly in worry.

I laid my hand on the woman's stomach and head as I closed my eyes, and concentrated on healing her. I felt a rush of energy flow through me then my head began to ache like I had a concussion but it soon faded along with the pain.

When I came to the woman was asleep peacefully and I felt her unborn child kick before I quickly left the scene. I quickly returned to the Training Center, reported that I made the deliveries and rushed to find Zira.

I was still tired from healing the pregnant woman but I told Zira what had happened; she was happy that I saved someone's life but we both worried if anyone had noticed what I did. For the rest of the day; we waited and since no one came to make a complaint or to ask questions, Zira and I sighed in relief.

Zira got a pot filled with dirt and some seed, and I worked to practice on wielding earth and nature. I stuck my fingers into the dirt and felt the energy flow as I coaxed the seeds that were planted to life.

I soon grew a rose bush with white roses and had those roses blooming, and Zira was very happy.

15: 12
12

The Luna Silver Blade Memoirs

[The Life and Times of a Once-Ordinary Girl]

A Planet of the Apes Fanfic Novel

Book 1

Part 2

12

1

[Age: 13]

Summer soon came and over the months since my Gifts manifested quickly; Master Hadad learned about me controlling the Elements when I accidently shock him with lightning during training. After that I began to hone these Gifts into my training to control them better; I could dance with the Elements too.

Midsummer was approaching and so was my thirteenth birthday; I learned that Master Limbo was going to be selling more humans soon and there was going to be a special auction done during a festival. It was during one of my dancing lessons when Master Limbo made an appearance and ordered a demonstration done.

I performed a seduction dance with the other women and Master Limbo was pleased with the progress. He showed up at my training in fighting with Master Hadad; Master Limbo was silent as he watched us duel and we never held back as we wielded our claymores with deadly skill.

I started wielding the Elements without thinking or realizing that Master Limbo was present. Master Hadad had a basin of water, a large bowl of earth and a lit torch set on one side of the room.

I called my Gifts forth and Master Hadad let out a loud cackle as he dodged the Elemental attacks I threw at him. I tossed my Great Sword aside and created a claymore out of ice with lightning shot through it.

I soon summoned vines and had Master Hadad trapped as I held my weapon at him; he held two fingers out and said: "I give, Blade, I surrender!"

That was when we heard clapping and Master Hadad was dropped to the floor as we turned to see Master Limbo standing behind us. The orangutan had a very pleased smile on his face as I dropped my weapon and it turned into water with sparks flying.

"What a fortune you will be making me;" said Master Limbo as he walked out of the indoor arena.

Master Hadad and I shared a look; I wanted to keep my Gifts a secret but now that was out. I bumped into Zira on my way to meet her at the dining hall and she ushered me to her office.

Once we were in her office I told her what had happened and Zira said with a slight panic: "Master Limbo is going to have you sold in a auction after you turn thirteen on Midsummer in a month!"

"So soon;" I said in a bit of a shock and Zira continued: "He was impressed by the Gifts that you had manifested and is already sending out announcements on the auction!"

"But I still need to train more in controlling these Gifts;" I said in a sudden panic.

I wasn't ready to be sold to any of the apes; I wasn't even ready to become a slave either. Zira noticed my panic look and she said: "You will get to train more with your Gifts; but I have a feeling that your owner will continue it!"

"I'm not ready;" I said with fear in my voice.


2

A month has passed and I turned thirteen at a Midsummer dawn, and the auction also came. Master Limbo was having fifteen of us being sold and we were all washed, and prepared.

When I said washed I mean I was taken with five other women to the washroom that I was in the first time. We were stripped of our clothes and were pushed into the showers; our hair and bodies were washed thoroughly even our private areas.

Robes were put on us and we rejoined the ten men, and we were led to a separate room that was connected to the auction room. We were given numbers on plaques that were hung around our necks; when our number is called, the plaque will be taken off along with the robe and we are led naked to the stage behind the curtain screen.

I was #15 and will be sold last; it wasn't long until all fourteen men and women were sold. Soon it was my turn; the plague was removed from my neck and the robe I was wearing was also removed.

The two ape guards led me up the stairs and positioned me behind the screen with my hands behind my back, and I was standing like a statue. Once the stage was cleared; the curtain raised up until only my body was shown and my face was blocked.

"Lot #15 named Luna Silver Blade;" I heard Master Limbo say off to my left as he began the auction. "She has just turned thirteen summers and is a rare beauty that you will not be able to find unless she is bred properly!"

There were a few chuckles at that comment I heard…

"She has mismatched blue eyes; right eye sapphire blue like twilight and left eye midnight blue like the night sky," continued Limbo as he continued to describe me. "Alabaster white skin that is fine as silver and lips red as a red rose; she is skilled with a claymore and can control the Elements at will!"

"A demonstration of that skill in controlling the Elements;" I heard a buyer called out.

A bucket of water was brought and a guard off to the side hissed: "Control the water!"

I brought my hands forward and beckon the water out of the bucket; it rose in a globe and I navigated it over the crowd, and turned it into snow that fell over everyone. I heard the gasps of awe at what I did and a few applauded the demonstration, and Master Limbo said: "Now shall we start the bidding!"

I listened to the biddings that were being called out and I was surprised at how much money these apes were willing to pay for me. But one bid out bid everyone else and I swear I heard Master Limbo gulp as he said: "Lot #15; Luna Silver Blade sold to High King Zaius, First of His Name, of the Royal House of Semos!"

Holy shit…the High King of Ashlar has bought me as his slave…


3

I was taken to a private room and given another robe to wear, and I sat in a chair to wait. I stood up quickly as Master Limbo came in followed by the High King; Zira soon followed behind and she had my mask with her.

"I am pleased and honored that the Royal House of Semos had chosen to patron this humble Training Center;" said Master Limbo as he practically "kissed ass".

King Zaius nodded his head slightly in a regal way as he said: "I heard about this girl and now seeing her; I am very pleased to add her to my household!"

King Zaius had a servant bring him a collar that was made of gold and studded with tiny rubies; it bore a tag shaped like the religious monkey of Semos. Master Limbo quickly unlocked and removed my training collar before moving out of the High King's way.

The Ape King beckoned me to him and I walked to stand before him; I held my hair out of the way as he placed the new collar about my neck and locked it in place. Master Limbo said once the High King had pocketed the key: "You will be happy to know that Luna Silver Blade is pure and untouched; no ape or human male has ever defiled her!"

"Good but I do not need a bed-warmer; she will be my companion and bodyguard," said King Zaius matter of fact.

Zira stepped forward and she said: "Luna is still learning to control her Gifts of controlling the Elements; she is still new to them!"

"She will be trained by the best to help her learn control;" said the High King as he lifted my chin so that I can look him in the eyes.

He had green eyes like General Thade who seem to take after his father more. Once the transaction and money was paid; I put my mask on and followed King Zaius to a carriage where he had me sit across from him inside.

Once the carriage door was closed; the carriage began to move and I caught one last glimpse of Zira waving forlornly on the steps. I was able to take the mask off since the curtains were drawn across and I glanced at the Ape King.

"You are now serving the Royal House of Semos and you must follow as well as obey orders;" said King Zaius and I replied: "Yes sire!"

"You will train and practice control of your Gifts;" he continued matter of fact. "What Elements do you control?"

"All of them;" I answered and I listed the Elements in order, "Spirit, Light/Darkness, Water, Ice/Snow, Earth, Nature, Fire, Lightning, Air and Storms!"

"No one else must know that you are the weapon of the High King; you will have Handmaidens who will act as your decoy," explained King Zaius and I asked confused slightly: "Why sire?"

"No one knows who you truly look like and they have not seen your face; the Handmaidens will be your protectors," answered the High King. "They will learn to mirror your movements and to act as you; you will move and act as one!"

I dreaded in subjecting girls to become Handmaidens to me and I was already asking myself questions…

Will they resent being forced to become Handmaidens and become my decoys?

Will they hate me?

Then I watched King Zaius' face soften and he said: "Have no fear of me; I treat my humans better and they have some freedom to think for themselves. I realize now in my old age that I was a fool to hate humans and to treat them as animals; I hope I can gain your trust!"

I could not help but stare at the High King of Ashlar and realized that things could become different.


4

We reached the Kadath Palace which was within the great hill in the center of the city; the hill was hallow within and it was split into twelve halls like the spokes of a wheel. I had my mask back on as I followed King Zaius into the palace; servants, human slaves, soldiers, etc were outside to welcome him.

I was still dressed in the robe from the Training Center and barefoot; I was self-conscious as I felt a few stares my way. The High King kept me close as he greeted everyone as we entered the palace; inside was red, gold and black.

There were windows to let light in and vents for clean air; there were tapestries hanging from the wall as we entered the Throne Room. The High King's throne stood before a great statue of a warrior monkey wearing a crown that I guessed must be Semos; this statue of Semos was different from the religious icon of him.

I stopped at the foot of the dais as King Zaius stepped up and took a seat on his throne. A human girl came to my side and beckoned me to follow her and at the King's nod I was dismissed; all the humans who served the High King wore masks painted red, gold or black.

I followed the girl down a hall to where the human slaves were kept; I noticed the human females wore red and gold dresses, while the men wore black and gold uniforms. The humans who served the Ape King had a hall to themselves that were two-levels and each person had their own room.

I was happy to take off my mask and was surprised at the greetings I was receiving from everyone. King Zaius had many diverse human slaves of different races from Earth and everyone wore the same collar as me to show that they belong to the High King of Ashlar.

"Welcome to the Palace of Kadath; you are one of the only select few who has been bought by King Zaius," said my guide who introduced herself as Elaine.

Elaine was a beautiful young woman with long red hair and green eyes; she was in her twenties and was very kind. I soon met other girls who were the same age as me and they helped me get settled.

They got me new clothes and had me dressed in a red sundress-like robe; they gave me gold silk slippers to wear and one of them put my hair up into a bun. I was soon sitting with a small group and out of curiosity I asked: "What will I be expected to do?"

"Nothing too bad; running errands, cleaning, washing," said one girl with a shrug and another added: "Basically we act as companions or bodyguards or even bed-warmers!"

"Goddess forbid; the High King has no use for bed-warmers but the rest of the court and guard are another story," said another matter of fact.

A third girl turned to me and she asked: "So…What did King Zaius buy you for?"

"To be his companion and bodyguard;" I answered simply and I added: "I can also control the Elements hence why the High King bought me!"

"You can control the Elements;" said a woman in a sarcastic bored voice.

I looked and took note of the woman who stood outside our group; she was dressed in a skimpy all red dress that showed her cleavage and stomach, the skirt was slit high enough that you could see her butt when she walked. Instead of replying to her sarcasm; I summoned fire to my hand and let it dance over my hand, I was never burned when I let a flame dance on my skin.

I got amazed gasps from everyone and a scowl from the other woman but I watched as she took a few steps from me. I extinguished the flame and showed my hand was find; even flashing the tattoo that was on the palm and back of my hand.

"Witchcraft;" said the woman as she stormed off and I said: "I am not a Witch!"

"Don't let Circe bother you; she's the top bed-warmer and a favorite to be called upon for pleasure," said a boy of fifteen matter of fact.

I noticed Elaine was staring at me in wonder and another girl said: "Mother Elaine is the Priestess of the Goddess; she has the Gift of Sight and is the High King's Oracle!"

I think my adventure has start begun…

16: 13
13

The Luna Silver Blade Memoirs

[The Life and Times of a Once-Ordinary Girl]

A Planet of the Apes Fanfic Novel

Book 1

Part 2

13

1

I was soon being shown around the Slaves' Hall as my mask was painted. My mask now had red lip, gold outlined the eyes and elegant red/gold designs were painted.

I put the mask back on as Elaine with her own mask on gave me a tour of the Palace; she showed me the different Halls and explained the different functions that the Halls served. The Slaves' and Servants' Halls were connected to the kitchens, and kitchen gardens.

The Guards' Hall holds the barrack quarters of the soldiers who protect the Palace; the Nobles' Halls are three halls that are the living quarters of the Royal Court. The Scholars' Hall is the quarters of the scholars of many areas and holds the Palace Library.

The Temple Halls are two halls that hold the Palace's personal temple and houses the priests, and priestesses of Semos. The last four Halls are the Royal Halls and they belong to the High King, and his family.

Soon Elaine and I were met by King Zaius; Elaine was dismissed and I was bayed to follow the Ape King into the Royal Halls. We walked for a moment until we came to a set of doors; the High King turned to me and he said: "These are your quarters that you will be sharing with three others; your training starts tomorrow and you will meet the girls who will be your Handmaidens!"

"I don't want to be treated differently, sire;" I said and King Zaius laid a hand on my shoulder as he said: "But you are different; you serve as my companion, bodyguard and weapon!"

I entered the room that was to be my quarters and it was spacious; the room I entered was a sitting area with a fireplace. Next to it was a window door that opened onto a balcony that overlooked the city; I also saw that the balcony connected to another room that turned into the bedroom.

Both the sitting area and bedroom were decorated in red, and gold; there was a raised platform in the center of the room that was actually a bed. Gold curtains framed the four sides; the bed was covered in red sheets and black pillows, and it was large enough for four people to sleep on either side.

I also heard a noise like a waterfall and entered the bathroom that had its own waterfall with a pool; a separate area to wash in and a working toilet instead of a chamber pot. The bathroom had its own electrical lights; I returned to the bedchamber and found an empty large walk-in closet.

I returned to the sitting area still a bit dazed by the good fortune I was suddenly given and still confused as well as uncomfortable with the idea of this kind of luxury. King Zaius was also waiting for me and before I could say anything; there was a knock at the door and a chimp servant came in followed by three masked girls of thirteen.

"These girls have accepted the positions of becoming Handmaidens to your companion, sire;" said the chimp before he quickly left.

The High King said: "Unmasks yourselves and let us know you!"

I and the three girls removed our masks, and I was a bit surprised to see three of the girls I already met were going to be my Handmaidens; their names were Freya, Isis and Rhea. The Ape King left to give us time to get to know one another and to bond; I just stood in shock as the three girls all smiled excitedly.

"Why would any of you want to be my Handmaidens?" I asked in shocked.

Rhea answered: "Because you are the Goddess Avatar; Elaine knew who you were once she saw the tattoo on your hand and she selected us three!"

"We will help you fulfill your destiny to change this world and give humans a better chance at life;" added Freya and Isis continued: "We will protect you, be your friends and most of all be your sisters!"

I looked at each girl in turn and could not help but trust them; they want a better life and I needed all the help I could get.


2

I revealed my origins to Rhea, Freya and Isis; I told them about being from Earth and growing up to my Godmother's death. I even told them about the letter and talisman that teleported me to Ashlar, and the Dream Trials I had.

I also told them about meeting the Goddess in her three forms; they were silent after I was done telling them my story. I did not know what to expect as I sat waiting and watching them; then Freya said: "You had a hard life on Earth; we know what it is like to be a child of rape!"

I was surprised to learn that these three girls shared a similar background to me; I said: "You believe me?"

"The Gods work in mysterious ways;" said Isis in answer, "the Goddess wanted you here for a purpose!"

"You will not be alone;" added Rhea with a smile.

Soon tailors came to measure us for new clothes and we had to wear our masks as we were measured; Rhea took over making our new clothes as she was a trained seamstress. Rhea stood about 5'3"; she had long strawberry blond hair and blue eyes, her mother was a slave to an ape merchant who sold clothes made by his human slaves.

Rhea's mother was sixteen when her master decided to breed her and she wasn't willing; she had to be tied to a bed for the human man who was chosen by her master to do the deed. Rhea was born on Beltane but her mother was broken and could not raise her daughter; so another woman who had lost her child had taken Rhea to nurse.

Rhea grew up learning to make clothes until her pervious master fell on hard times; Rhea was given to the Royal House of Semos when she was eight springs old. King Zaius had ape tailors who took the human girl on as an apprentice; she was happy designing and making clothes.

Isis stood at 5'0"; she had long fiery red hair and emerald green eyes, her mother was pleasure slave who worked in the Red Lily House of Kadath. Her mother gave pleasure to both apes and human slaves; one human customer was too forceful and left the woman barely alive.

Isis' mother survived but she was pregnant and her owners weren't into abortion; Isis was born during Samhain and she stayed with her mother until she was weaned. Isis was given to the Royal House of Semos when she was a toddler and was raised by Elaine who became her foster mother.

Isis was raised in the palace and learned what it meant to be a slave; she became a make-up artist and served the female apes who liked to wear make-up at times. Isis had even done make-up on the pleasure slaves who are serve as bed-warmers and did not have to wear their masks for long.

Freya stood at 5'5"; she had long black hair and blue eyes, she came from Almohad Caliphate across the sea. Her mother was an arena slave and she fought in arenas for entertainment; she was a fierce and deadly female warrior, and she was a favorite Champion.

Her owners decided to breed their human Champion with a male Champion and they decided to make it into a sport. They drugged her drink that made her aroused but though she fought the man; before the spectators and to their cheers, the man claimed her on the arena sands.

Freya was born on the Winter Solstice and she proofed that she was a fighter; but by the time she was three Freya was sent to Kadath as a Fealty Gift to the High King. Freya was raised by a gorilla guard who liked her fighting spirit but he still taught her that she was still a slave.

Freya liked doing hair; she liked to style long hair into various elaborate styles. There were female apes who liked to wear wigs of hair and Freya had to style each wig that was worn by the apes.

They also had different skin color; Rhea had a bronze color skin, Isis had skin that was like peaches'n'crème and Freya had ebony black skin. Once Rhea got into rhythm of making our clothes; Elaine paid us a visit and she was pleased to see us were already bonding.

"Why did King Zaius choose three different girls to be my Handmaidens?" I asked curiously.

Elaine answered: "Strategy…The High King does not want the other Kingdoms to know about who you truly are. You are a surprise in case any of the Kingdoms decide that they want to break the Alliance!"


3

We four girls had a private meal in our quarters after Elaine explained that King Zaius was going to reveal us at a Gala marking his reign and the anniversary of the Alliance next year. We had a chicken and rice; it was a silent meal until I said: "I don't think I can be a weapon!"

"We don't have a choice, Luna, we will be given tattoos that are to mirror yours and start our training;" said Rhea matter of fact.

Later we prepared for bed; we braided each other's hair and laid our new clothes out for tomorrow. The bed that we are to share was big enough that we had our own space and we drew the curtains; Isis said: "Let us pray before we go to sleep!"

The praying that we did reminded me of the Earth Movie Immortal; we sat on our knees and laid our hands on each other shoulders. Then we began to sway and hum in harmony; I felt the bond between the four of us then as we prayed.

Before too long we were soon asleep and I had a strange dream…


There was a large space ship floating through space; it was filled with hibernation pods with various people asleep. There were other hibernation pods filled with various animals, bins filled with seeds for plants and everything else.

There were other people who wore uniforms who wondered about the ship doing mechanical checks and there were some apes, and monkeys who were learning things to help the people in their work. I listened to someone talk about the apes and monkeys.

"These are gene splice chromosome enhanced primates that cost a very large fortune;" said a man as he watched a chimp go through a training exercise.

The chimp finished the obstacle course and set a new record, and was rewarded with a treat. The chimp was different; slightly larger but still young and had a hidden intelligence that was calculating.

The chimp was put back into its cage with a name tag that said Semos and once alone; the male became different. Next to Semos' cage was another cage that held an orangutan with the name tag Orpheus; soon Semos and Orpheus were talking to each other in sign language.

Whatever was spoken was secretive and the two apes were careful in their communications. The other humans knew sign language and had taught the apes, and a few monkeys to follow commands this way.

But no one realized how quick some of the primates had picked up and can communicate with each other in signing. The ship everyone was on was called the USAF Oberon Space Research/Colonization Ship.

The people who slept in hibernation and those who work on the ship were selected from various parts of Earth to find, and colonize a new planet as Earth was dying. They brought wild, domestic and farm animals along with other endangered species; the primates were also brought to preserve them and to help in settling on a new world.

Most of the humans on board were Pagans who wanted to get away from the sudden rise of persecutions on Earth. Soldiers, scientists, civilians and people of other careers used their entire life-savings to buy passage on Oberon.

Oberon was the new Noah's Ark and it left Earth just as a global war was breaking out; they had been flying through space since. The primates were given injections and inoculations to enhance them in order to help the humans on their journey.

Semos, Orpheus and eleven other primates were given similar experiments while they developed in the womb; their mothers did not survive and they were raised by humans on board. Semos, Orpheus and the eleven other primates were considered to be a new breed, and there were plans of breeding them once the new home planet was found.


4

I woke with a bit of a gasp and the dream was already fading from my mind as Rhea, Freya and Isis also woken. We dressed and went into the sitting room to find breakfast of hard-boiled eggs, toast and fruit waiting for us.

We took our time to eat before Elaine came in followed by three men who carried what looked like tattooing equipment. Elaine said simply: "Isis…Rhea…Freya; you are going to have a tattoo that mirrors Luna's mark, these tattoos will mark you as Handmaidens!"

"We are ready;" the three girls chorused.

The tattoo artists used my tattoo as a guide as they set to work of tattooing the right palms and the backs of the right hands of the three girls who were to be my Handmaiden. I already saw them as my friends as I held each of their hands as the tattoos were carefully drawn out and colored in to match my pentacle mark.

The men worked professionally and they copied my pentacle tattoo very well; soon Freya, Isis and Rhea were bearing a pentacle on their right hand. Their right hands were quickly bandaged until everything was dried and healed; the tattoos were to be permanent.

I took Freya's bandaged right hand and thought that I did not want the tattoo to fade; my tattoo suddenly glowed along with a light that flashed under the bandage. Freya removed the bandaged and we were surprised that the tattoo looked like mine, and Freya said as she flexed her hand: "My hand no longer hurts!"

I did the same to Rhea and Isis; I made their tattoos like mine and took their pain away. Elaine who had stayed after the tattoo artists had left stared in slight awe and she said in reverence: "You truly are the Daughter of Goddess and her Avatar!"