In 1924, three Western women find their way into the harem and heart of the Sultan of Rakal Al Sulem. The three Tiffanys each have their own reasons to stay, but more importantly they all have reasons to work together for the betterment of the sultanate. This is their story.
Zarina’s smile broadens when The Three Tiffanys trot into the Throne room and kneel before the sultan. She can read their love for her son in their faces, just as she notices how his eyes light up when they arrive. It’s not surprising their presence raises concerns and jealousies. Farouz looks upon his American wives: J. Tiffany Noore with hair the color of dawn, Tiffany Walker with hair the color of the sun, and Tiffany Takei with hair the color of the deepest night. How these three beautiful and different have captured is heart is still a mystery to him.
“J, you have enchanted me with the tale of the ‘Pearl of the Desert’. When you told it, I was the princess’ long-lost love. His pain upon leaving her heartbroken was mine. Only my sadness was three-fold because you are my princesses.”
Their eyes shine in his.
“Will you help me? Adding this Pearl to my treasures will once again prove to my people that I am the keeper of their traditions. It will silence my enemies who say that I squander our most respected customs. And if you three find the ‘Peal of the Desert’, everyone will accept your dedication to us.”
Technical Tiffany T is the first to frown. “Is the pearl even real, My Sultan?”
“If it is, my dears, then you are the only ones who can find it.”
“Are you so worried about your enemies, O Farouz?” adventurer Tiffany Walker asks.
“A sultan is always concerned about his power base.”
“The Pearl will enchant the hearts of men and women alike, just like a fairytale,” Hollywood J. Tiffany ponders. “Of course, we will help you.”
T looks at her kin-wife with raised eyebrows. “Do you know how to find the pearl, J?”
“No. But maybe this myth has its origin in truth?”
“OK. We can start by researching historical texts…” T concludes.
“I can visit some of my former pearl contacts. Maybe they have some more information?” Tiffany Walker wonders.
“I’ll visit the Talesman again,” J proposes, “to get some more details about the story.”
Farouz nods. This is exactly what he had hoped for. This is precisely why his mother advised him to reach out to The Three Tiffanys. He squeezes her hand, she his. Pride and love swelling his heart, he looks upon his wives, already deep in discussion about how best to address their adventure.
“I will start preparing the desert excursion,” Zarina offers.
“Are you coming with us, Sultana?” J wonders.
“Dear me, no. You three lovely ladies are already more than the desert can handle.”
A shy smile passes over J’s face.
“All of our resources are at your disposal,” Farouz adds. “Do I tell you often enough how much I love and admire you?”
“Never enough,” Tiffany W laughs. “Say it again…” Farouz has a serious face. “You know I love all my wives and concubines, but you have enriched my life like no other women, except my mother. The stars destined it so.”
Hope you enjoyed Episode 3 Season 2.