But Henna noticed...
She was his little princess...
"You swore that things would change! That you would dress me like a queen! I won't take it! I'm locked away here like a prisoner! I hate it!" Debbie ranted.
Alibaba crossed his arms and glared. "I told you that it would take a little bit more time. We have a plan in place, we must stick to it. Then the King will never notice the missing gold. You must be patient!"
Debbie stamped her foot in frustration and huffed from the room.
Orb's Year 926
Alibaba's plan was near to fruition. Knowing he would need help to raid the King's gold, Alibaba brought in thieves he had worked with before.
"HA!" Rebecca scoffed, "I'm always prepared!"
Rebecca laughed aloud and pulled her own sword out, "I shall try to take it easy on you, old man!"
For the next few minutes, there was the sound of metal clanging as they tried to best the other.
Behind the tree trunk, Alibaba and Rebecca stood very still, watching the young girl stroll by. Once the girl disappeared from sight, Alibaba noticed how close he was pressed against Rebecca.
Abruptly, they jumped away from each other and guiltily made their way inside.
Orb's Year 927
Crystal stood up and stretched. "Well I'm off to my home with my share of the loot! Let me know when you have another good plan, my friend."
Alibaba hugged Crystal goodbye and turned to Rebecca.
Rebecca hesitated. "I find that I love Celestia. I would hate to leave so soon after arriving."
"Then stay! With you by my side, we will set this land on fire!"
"Where else would she go? There will be wanted posters plastered across the land. Once the heat dies down we can decide what course of action to follow."
Debbie looked unconvinced and started to argue.
Alibaba glared back and crossed his arms. "And that's final. We will not turn our back on her."
"When you're older, Henna. First you must learn to be be as fast as the wind. 1-2-3... Draw!"
Henna hurriedly held her hand out as paper and looked up to see her father holding his fingers open like scissors.
Orb's Year 928
Alibaba had no desire to go lay down for his adrenaline was still surging after being chased by the hired guards.
"Oh, that was thrilling!" Rebecca said, throwing her hands in the air. "You should've seen your face when the guard yelled out. You must work on your reflexes!"
Alibaba playfully elbowed Rebecca. "Your eyes must be playing tricks on you.There's nothing wrong with my reflexes!"
Rebecca grinned, "Oh yeah?" she demanded, then playfully started tickle-attacking him. "See how you leave yourself wide open?" She continued attempting to tickle any available piece of skin while Alibaba swatted her hands away.
"Who's the slow one?" Alibaba baited as he grabbed both of her hands and held her prisoner.
Rebecca attempted levity when she punched his arm. "Quit your crying! It's already forgotten!"
"Please! One man would never satisfy me! I have a thirst for life, not a ball and chain!"