In the morning the news had already spread across the country, the newspaper that was delivered every day at seven o'clock displayed on its cover a photo of Héracles being taken to prison, a humiliating image.
- It's not true ... my father never stole anything. - Miuky said as he dropped to his knees crying in the living room of his house.
The nobleman who ordered Héracles to be arrested insisted on going to humiliate him every night, just because Héracles was handsome and he was not.
Three days passed, Miuky was alone and barely fed, until news of the trial was featured in the newspaper.
The trial of prisoner Héracles will be tomorrow at one in the afternoon.
- My father will get out of prison. - Said Miuky with jumps of joy.
She hopped around the house in celebration, until she stopped and looked at the messy house of the three days that your father was not at home.
- Well, I think it's best to organize everything before Daddy arrives. - Miuky started to organize everything and started eating again, she was already very skinny but now her features were much better.
- I'm going to pick blue flowers, my mom's favorites and leave them in a vase for him to be happy when he sees. - Said Miuky getting ready to fetch the flowers.
Miuky got the flowers without too much trouble at the waterfall closest to his house, at the lake there was a bruised water deer, the water deer is a hybrid half fish and half deer that can be found in the rivers of the country of the waters, however their meat is well valued among the nobles, so hunters from all over the country hunt them.
- By the gods, are you okay friend? - Miuky said worried when she got close to the deer that was crying and suffering from pain with an arrow in its aquatic part.
Miuky unconsciously placed his hands on the arrow.
- I'll help you with that, you need to improve to find your family. - said Miuky determinedly.
the waters of the river began to move in a strange way and made their way to Miuky's hand, and covered the wound in some way.
- What's happening ... I remember my father once told me that my mother had the gift of controlling the waters to grant her wishes ... was that what he was talking about? - Miuky was happy to somehow manage to use this gift he inherited from his mother to help the poor deer, finally he managed to take out the arrow and the wound closed with the healing power of the water.
The deer thanked her, and skipped out into the river until he disappeared, so he can return to his family as Miuky wishes.
- Take care little friend, I hope you live a long time. - she said, waving, and then took the path back to her home.
The night came, Miuky finally had a good night's sleep, something that hadn't happened since his father was arrested, so she woke up in the morning and finished packing for his father's arrival.
Miuky prepared to go to his father's public trial, put on his favorite baby blue T-shirt and white skirt and she was determined.
When he arrived at the central square of the city he saw the podium where the trial would take place, ten minutes missing, but the crowd was already formed.
The guards brought his father, he was all hurt, his face was all disfigured and with cut marks all over his body.
Miuky couldn't take that scene, she took a canteen of water she brought and ran to her father.
- father, you are very hurt ... here. - Miuky tried to control water as he did with the deer, it was not so effective but the healing started working on his dear father's arm.
- no my dear don't do that in front of the guards. - said Héracles, but it was too late, although he was proud that his daughter had inherited the beautiful powers of her mother, heracles was being accused of stealing crystals from the power of water, one of the most valuable items in our world, these crystals they gave the power to manipulate water to anyone who carried it.
- No matter what happens ... I am proud of you and of having you as my daughter. - Heracles said those words with tears in his eyes.
Two guards saw what happened, took Miuky by the arms and started to ask.
- There is no use hiding now, we saw with our own eyes you using the power of the crystal, return it now. - Said one of the guards swinging.
The audience that was watching started shouting horrible things at Miuky, who was a thief's daughter and was also a thief among other insults.
- No ... you got it wrong .. I inherited ... - Miuky was interrupted with a tomato thrown by the audience on his cheek.
Miuky was searched and nothing was found, so they released her in the audience and went on with the trial.
The city judge known as the nobleman's best friend who framed Héracles took the stage.
- Today we are here to try Héracles Aiken for the crime of theft of five Crystals of water power, totaling a thousand gold coins. - said the judge looking at the paper on the crime.
A guard came to the judge's ear and whispered, then the judge coughed and followed the trial.
- And he was also involved in an escape attempt last night, which had doubled his sentence. - The judge scratched his chin looking at the paper and followed with what he was saying. - Héracles is guilty of the crimes, and will have to remain in prison for twenty-five years, I close this trial.
It was all a lie, Héracles served his sentence until yesterday without any problem, but the nobleman had found a way to blame him
With her head down and tears in her eyes, heracles was taken by the guards back to prison, and Miuky was heartbroken, paralyzed on her knees on the floor of the square as the crowd left.
Two hours later, Miuky took the way back to the house, some people stared at her on the street until she heard whispers
- poor thing .. she is alone now. - said the ladies on the street.
"My father didn't die", thought miuky walking. "I will wait until the day he returns".
As soon as she got home, she saw the flowers she left on the table, picked them up and threw them in the trash. then she fell asleep lying on the couch.
It was dark, Miuky woke up with a knock on her door, she wiped her face and went to answer it.
It was his father's friend, a cleric who took care of the prison wing, he had a sad look and tears in his eyes, Miuky immediately invited him to come in and sit down.
- dear ... something terrible happened, your father, they made an attempt on him in prison ... i believe that by order of some nobleman ... another prisoner stabbed him and he died of hemorrhage .. - explained the priest in a way calm, sad and simple, while Miuky was in shock sitting in front of him.
- I can come and look at you from time to time and help you with as much money as possible ... or you can come to a convent and try to become a cleric too. - Said the friend trying to help in some way.
Miuky was paralyzed there for half an hour until the cleric decided to leave her alone for a while to think, promised to come back the other day.
Another hour passed, then Miuky heard the door slam again.
It was an old man with a mustache covering his mouth and glasses, and a boy the same age as Miuky wearing a big red muffler, it was raining so Miuky invited the two of them out of the rain quickly.
- Hello little girl, my name is Vendart and this is Catsuke, I am an old friend of your mother and father, I would like to talk to him about something serious.- said Vendart, cleaning his umbrella at the entrance to the room.
- My father was unjustly arrested a few days ago ... and a few hours ago news came that he was murdered in prison. - said Miuky with a frozen face as if he was no longer aware of reality.
Vendart looked shocked, he couldn't believe that situation, he opened the back door of the room, which had a beautiful view of a waterfall, he went out on the balcony and stared at the rain with his head down and hid his crying.
- hey. - said the boy when he got close to Miuky, she showed no attention to anything and her gaze was fixed to a point on the floor.
Catsuke took off his precious muffler, not to bathe for the first time since he was born, after all it was the only memory his mother had left him, he wrapped it around Miuky's neck, covering it up to his mouth as a gesture of affection.
- stay with that for a while... you are freezing, you are not alone anymore, grandpa and I will take care of you, so you never feel alone again. - Said Catsuke looking at her with determination.
Miuky opened an expression for the first time in hours, it was admiration and love, at that moment she knew that this boy would be the love she would carry for a lifetime.
Vendart looking at the two did not think twice about taking care of his old friend's beloved daughter.
end of chapter three.