Ro’Zha arrived in Arabia and travels to meet up with a group of harem belly dancers. They had all studied belly dance together and kept in touch via pigeon messengers. Zannube, the leader of the harem met Ro’Zha at the dock when she arrived.
How do you like dancing for the Sultan, she asked Zannube? Zannube replied, he is a wonderful person to dance for. He gives the dancers tips and makes sure that they have the best belly dance costumes and continue dance lessons with Scheherazade.
However, I must warn you, that his wife Ammut is extremely jealous of the dancers. So be very careful and try not to dance your best when she is around. Ammut was a dancer a long time ago and that was how she met the Sultan. But then she was bitten by a snake and after that was no longer able to dance.
Ammut’s specialty dances were the Dance of the Snake and the Dance of the 7 Veils, so make sure that you don’t perform either dance for the Sultan.
Ro’Zha asked Zannube if the rumor was true that the Sultan will sometimes award a dancer with 3 wishes. Zannube said the rumor was true, but does not happen very often now that Ammut is his wife. You would have to do a very special dance to gain his favor for the 3 wishes, warned Zannube.
What dances are we performing tonight for the Sultan, asked Ro’Zha? Tonight we are doing a special Pharonic dance with candles. Let’s go rehearse right now.
Sultan Bakkar sneaks in the watch the dress rehearsal. He is quite taken with the newest member of the troupe, Ro’Zha. Who is this new delightful dancer, he asked Zannube. That is my old friend Ro’Zha who is visiting from the nearby kingdom of Egypt. Bring her to my private chamber immediately! Yes sire, replied Zannube.
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The Vampire Dancer Saga Part 2 by Shalimar Ali (Dec 11, 2012)
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The Vampire Dancer Saga Part 3 by Shalimar Ali (Apr 13, 2014)