History Never Repeats

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    Sofi Meyers/Ahkmenrah


    Harper and Ahk played by sugarplum.
    Sofi and Lancelot played by Bangarang!
    December 6th, 2018 at 05:26am
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    (Sorry if this is a horrible start!)

    Harper was sitting at her desk in her office, the museum had already shut for the night and the front doors were locked. But she had so much work that she still had yet to finish, that it caused her to continue sitting at her desk, her finger tips tapping away at the keyboard of her computer. Harper had been a curator at the London Museum for the past year, she loved her job and had been enjoying every second of the work she did in her day. Her curled locks had been pulled up by a hair tie and was currently in a rather messy bun, her legs were crossed on her office chair as her heels were abandoned on the floor underneath her desk.

    Most of the people she knew, couldn’t understand why someone her age would want to work at a museum. But Harper had always been fond of history, she enjoyed learning more about events that had occurred well before her time. Perhaps it was the fact as she grew up, her mother was a history teacher at a local high school, she had given Harper so many books on different eras and Harper had spent days exploring museums when her other friends were playing. It was an interest that has stayed with her as she has gotten older, it may seem strange to most because it was normal to Harper, and it was what she loved.
    December 7th, 2018 at 10:19am
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    Sofi had just had a busy day, she had been run off her feet with work, running errands and making sure her boss was satisfied with everything before she was able to knock off. She was standing at the door to her flat fighting with her lock, it had been dodgy for weeks but she hadn't had the time to see a locksmith about it.

    "Come on," he sighed before pushing all her weight on the door, it swung open and she stumbled into her flat landing harshly on her knees. Groaning she slowly pulled herself up, closed her flat door and kicked her shoes off.the instant relief was almost euphoric. Sofi walked over to her lounge and collapsed she didn't have the energy to watch television, instead she grabbed the pamphlet off the coffee table and flicked through it for the thousandth time.

    The London Museum, it was her favourite place to go, she loved the exhibits and the history behind them and found herself drawn to the Egyptian displays. Her fingers traced over the photographs of the sarcophagus's taking in their beauty and reading about the history behind Ahkmenrah a new display all the way from New York who had been placed with his family, Merenkahre and Shepseheret.

    Tomorrow was her day off and like every other day off she knew she would spend it locked away in the museum diving into History. However for now she was going to relax and enjoy the silence of her apartment.
    December 7th, 2018 at 02:21pm
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    Harper checked the watch on her wrist and realised how late in the evening it was already, a slight amount of panic settled in her stomach as she knew how busy the next day was going to be for her. It was the first day that there was a new display on show to the public, although the display technically wasn’t new, it was just being added to. The son of the Egyptian Pharaoh and Queen had been transferred from the Museum of Natural History in New York, Harper had been advertising this for weeks now as it was a big deal to anyone who adored history as much as she did. So, Harper knew she would need to get home and get some sleep, before the huge day that was coming at her quickly. Saving her work on her computer before she packed her things into her bag, slipping her feet back into her heels, she shut her computer down and placed her bag strap over her shoulder. Standing up from her desk, Harper froze for a second when she heard a noise somewhere in the museum. However, it was quickly forgotten when she realised, she had gotten the cleaners in, to make sure the museum was ready for the next day.

    Making her way through the museum, she bid her goodnight to Tilly, the night guard as Harper made her way over to where she had parked her car. Suddenly, grateful that she had decided to drive to work that morning, as she really didn’t want to catch a bus or the underground train, all she wanted to do was get to her apartment and climb into bed. Starting her car, she pulled out of her parking spot and drove through the large metal gate, giving Tilly a small wave as she drove past the blonde. A yawn escaped her lips as she drove through the quiet streets of London, only a few cars joined her on their journey home. Once Harper was back at her apartment, she abandoned her heels at the front door and her bag on the dining table. She didn’t bother to eat dinner as she didn’t have the energy, her feet carried her down the hallway and into her bedroom. Her clothes were tossed into her hamper and her pyjamas were pulled over her body, she spent a few minutes to wash her face and brush her teeth, before she crawled under the warm covers of her bed.
    Harper stood inside the museum just as the security guards unlocked the double glass front doors, to allow the public to enter and view the exhibits. She normally felt nervous when there was an event or a new display, simply because she wanted people to enjoy the history that the museum held. She had booked in two different school’s that were bringing in their students, something that Harper was passionate about, as she believed that all young kids needed to know what had happened in the past, what people had done back then and how far along they were because of certain world events. Smiling, she greeted the first round of people that flowed through the front doors, which slowly started to settle her nerves.

    After a few minutes, Harper moved on and started to walk through the museum, this was her normal morning routine. She always did a walk through to make sure everything was running smoothly, that the staff were doing their jobs correctly and that the exhibits were as they should be. Once, she had checked on everything, she would then go into her office to get some more work done.
    December 10th, 2018 at 08:53am
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    Sofi had woken early to say she was excited was an understatement. She had got herself ready before catching the bus to the museum, she was one of the first ones there waiting patiently outside clasping her pamphlet. She saw security guards open the door and took a step in she suddenly felt a sense of home, of ease. The brunette took everything in spinning slowly looking around at everything, she couldn't help the smile that spread across her face.

    She made her way towards the exhibits but there was really only one in particular she wanted to see. However she thought it best to see the others before spending the rest of the day at the Egyptian exhibit reading about the history.

    It took around two and a half hours for Sofi to fully get around the museum as she would stop and read everything even though she had read it a hundred times before. Finally she came to exhibit, her dark eyes were drawn to the sarcophagus newly added as she took in the detail, the gold, the colours but behind what was what really caught her attention. A golden tablet. Something she had never seen before, or heard of for that matter. She wanted to know more about the significance of the tablet so she set out to find someone who could help her. That was when she spotted a group of school kids. She knew that wherever kids were a guide wouldn't be far away.
    December 10th, 2018 at 09:06am
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    Harper smiled at a few people who she walked past, it seemed like everyone who had arrived at the museum were enjoying themselves. That thought put any nerves that Harper felt at ease, all she wanted was for the public to enjoy coming to the museum and learning all they can. Walking through the large museum, Harper made her way to the Egyptian exhibit as she wanted to check on how the extra sarcophagus was being taken in by the public. By what she could see, everyone who was viewing the exhibit seemed happy with the Prince being there with his parents.

    Smiling, Harper noticed someone who looked to be searching for someone. “Excuse me, can I help you with everything?” Harper asked the raven haired woman, who did look familiar to her. She did see many faces during her day at the museum, but Harper did recognize most of the regular people who often came to the museum. But she wasn’t positive if this woman was a regular or not. “I’m Harper and I’m the curator here.” She knew the guides had their hands full with the class of students that had arrived.
    December 12th, 2018 at 10:34am
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    Sofi was caught slightly off guard when a female approched her introducing herself. "Oh yes, uh, hello... I'm Sofi it's lovely to meet you..." the female was stumbling, "Uhh... yes... Right... with the Ahkmenrah exhibit I am just wondering what is the significance of the table that is behind his sarcophagus?" the female inhaled deeply, she could feel her cheeks redden with embarrassment, she had not meant to come off so flustered but it was almost like her brain was working too fast for her words.

    "I'm sorry, my brain is going a million miles an hour... wow your the curator, how fascinating, you did a wonderful job might I add." she looked at the female beaming, her dark eyes locking with the green eyes of the woman in front of her, "If you don't have time..." she began looking at the group of school kids, "Maybe I could just tag along in the group to learn about it..." she didn't want to hold Harper up, especially if she had jobs to do.
    December 12th, 2018 at 11:12am
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    Harper smiled warmly at Sofia, “Thank you.” Hearing that at least one person thought she had done a good job, was all Harper wanted to hear. Because she had done her job and she had done a damn fine job at that, “Oh no. Don’t be silly, I have plenty of time.” She assured the woman as this was part of Harper’s job that she didn’t get to do much, actually interact with people and talk about the history or the exhibits that they were interested in. “Come with me, we can get a better view of the tablet over here.” Harper spoke as she guided Sofia to the right side of the exhibit, so she would be able to get a better and closer look at the tablet.

    “Many people have different opinions and stories that go along with the tablet, and why it was made. Some believe that it’s the key to holding power, others believe it opens up a completely new world to the beholder, or that Ahkmenrah had the tablet made to be gifted to his future wife.” Harper explained few of the stories that she had heard about the tablet, “My favourite story is that the tablet was created by Merenkahre and his servants, a gift for Ahkmenrah after he was born. It was given to Ahkmenrah so that their family may live on past death together.” Harper could only imagine receiving a gift such as the golden tablet, because no one actually knew for certain which story of the tablet was true or if they had been wrong about the tablet all this time. “Is this exhibit your favourite one?” She asked her green eyes turning to Sofia, the question was one that Harper was always asking the people she spoke to. She was always curious as to which exhibits people liked the most.
    December 13th, 2018 at 04:03am
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    Sofi followed Harper, she was lead around to where she could get a closer look at the tablet, her dark eyes scanned over the object as she listened to the woman beside her. So many different legends and stories about one tablet. If only Ahkmenrah himself could come back she would bombard him with questions regarding the tablet along with many other things in his life. He had died young she knew that, but what else was there to know? Probably so much.

    "Wow, so many different opinions, it's time like these you wish they could come back just to get the real answer," she said turning and smiling at the female. "Oh yes! Of course it is, I have always been fascinated with Egyptian History, I have heard stories of my ancestors how they had served Pharos, had seen the pyramids being built. So I have always had a hunger to know more." she paused knowing she was bumbling but she couldn't help it. "What about yourself? Do you have a favourite exhibit?"
    December 13th, 2018 at 04:23am
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    Harper couldn’t help but nod her head in agreement to what Sofi was saying, “I would love to have time with so many people in these exhibits. That would be a dream come true for me, to actually know how events in time really happened.” She would have a very long list of questions for anyone from the exhibits in the museum, sadly that was something that would never happen. Turning her attention onto Sofi, Harper smiled hearing that Sofi’s ancestors had been in the same time period as Ahkmenrah had been. “I shouldn’t have a favourite exhibit, but I’ve always been intrigued with the Camelot exhibit. I’ve always wanted to have my own knight in shining armour,” Harper chuckled softly to herself, glad that she had found someone like Sofi as they seemed to have the same passion for history.

    She also didn’t feel ashamed for saying that she wanted her own knight, she just adored the idea of finding that one man who loved her for who she was. She had yet to find that man for her, and she was beginning to give up all hope that he was even out there. “I have to say, that it’s not common to find someone our age that is just as passionate about history as I am.” She admitted but she was glad she had decided to approach Sofi.
    December 13th, 2018 at 10:26am
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    Sofi giggled when the curator commented that she shouldn't have a favourite exhibit, but she could totally understand that it was the Camelot exhibit, that was her second favourite after the Egyptian one. She loved the tale of King Arthur it was rather interesting, sad but interesting.

    "Oh don't we all," Sofi commented when Harper commented about wanting her own knight in shining armour, the brunette could understand that she knew the feeling of wanting someone who loved her for her. "I know! It is hard, most of my friends don't understand the love I have for this place and the knowledge it holds... that's why I come her by myself... I mean it is okay... but I would love to have someone in my life who loved history as much as I did." Sofi paused briefly before speaking again.

    "This may sound silly, but is there any chance that this place is hiring?" she felt silly for asking and she wasn't sure this was the way to go about it but she had been wanting a job in this place for so long and since she had struck up a conversation with Harper she thought there was no harm in asking. Sofi liked Harper, in the little time she has spent with her, she felt like the two could be very good friends.
    December 13th, 2018 at 10:55am