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97. Nyi Anteh Sang Penunggu Bulan - Nyi Anteh The Watcher Month - Jawa Barat

In ancient times in West Java there is a kingdom called the kingdom Pakuan. Pakuan is a very fertile kingdom and has a very beautiful natural scenery. His people were living peacefully under the leadership of a wise king.

In the palace there were two teenage girls who are both lovely and always looks very harmonious. The one named Endahwarni and one named Anteh.

The King and Queen are very fond of both of them, although the girls have different social status. Princess Endahwarni is Pakuan royal heir, while Nyai Anteh was just a lady beloved son of the queen. Because Nyai Dadap, Nyai Anteh mother had died in childbirth Anteh, so since then Nyai Anteh Endahwarni brought along daughter who happened to be born. Now that Nyai Anteh a teenager, he was appointed as personal attendants Endahwarni daughter.

"You do not call me Gusti daughter when she was two with me," the princess said. "To me you're still beloved sister. No matter satatusmu that only a lady. Remember since our baby grew up together, so until whenever we will remain brothers. Caution ya! If I forgot to mention you will be legal! "

"Good brother Gust ..... eh!" Nyai Anteh said.

"Anteh, actually I envy you," the princess said.

"Ah, why envy kak. I do not have anything that can make other people envious, "Anteh said surprised.

"Do not you know that you are more beautiful than me. If you're a princess, the prince would have been a lot of asking you to marry, " the princess said, smiling.

"Ha ha ha .. sister could have. How could such an ugly face arguably pretty. Endah is beautiful. Yesterday alone time across the prince of the kingdom to come, he got fascinated by the brother. Kak is not it? "Replied Anteh with passion.

"Well you could have. That's because at that time you choose clothes that suit me. Oh yes you made in which the tailor that dress? "the daughter said.

"Eeee ... it's ... it's ... a sewing my own brother." Replied Anteh.

"Really? Well I do not think you're good at sewing. Then next time you have to make clothes for me again yes. Hmmmm ... maybe dress bride? "the daughter said.

"Oh where dare I make a dress for sister's wedding. If bad, I would get yelled at people, "Anteh said fear .

"It will not fail! Yesterday alone can dress a wedding dress ... so too can do it, "the daughter said firmly.

One night the queen summoned Endahwarni and Nyai Anteh daughter to her room. "Endah my daughter, there is something to the mother talk," the queen said.

"Yes mother," the daughter replied.

"Endah, you are my only son. Soon you will be queen replace Pakuan father lead the people, "the queen said. "Pursuant to court you have to have a companion to live before they can be appointed as queen."

"You mean Mom, Endah should get married?" the daughter said.

"Yes, son, father and mother also have to negotiate and agree a suitable candidate companion that you are Anantakusuma, son of Duke of the Duchy Wetan. He was a good man and he's even more dashing and handsome. You'll be happy with him, " the queen said .

"And you Anteh, your job is to maintain and provide your sister needs to not happen to her."

"Well Gusti Queen," replied Anteh.

That night Endahwarni asked Nyai Anteh daughter to accompany him.

"I'm scared to Anteh," daughter said sadly. "How can I marry someone who did not know me. What if he does not love me? "

"Brother do not think badly of it," consoled Anteh. "I believe gusti King and Queen will not arbitrarily choose a mate for Brother. And the young man who would not fall in love to see beauty sister. Ah well, brother calm and pray. Hopefully everything goes smoothly ".

One sunny morning, Anteh is collecting jasmine flowers to decorate a princess bun Endahwarni. Anteh glad to see the flowers bloom and butterflies to vie interest. He started humming happily. Anteh a melodious voice windblown fly through the castle wall. Just then a handsome young man was walking in the garden behind the palace walls. He
wonderstruck heard a voice so sweet. It turns out the young man was Anantakusuma. He is very powerful, it is so high castle wall with ease dilompatinya. He hid behind gerumbulan flowers, and behold him a very pretty girl. Anantakusuma felt his chest vibrate, "how beautiful she was, whether she was the daughter Endahwarni future wife?" He thought. Anantakusuma out of hiding. Anteh surprised when suddenly a young man appeared in front of a stranger.

"Who sir" asked Anteh.

"I Anantakusuma. Are you ..... "no time to ask someone to call Anteh Anantakusuma. "Anteh!!! Hurry!!! Princess call, " a lady said.

"Yes. I am coming soon. Sorry sir I have to go, "the straight said Anteh fled Anantakusuma.

"He was not Endahwarni," thought Anantakusuma. "And I fell in love with her. I wish he was the one who became my wife. "

A few days later, in another palace look busy than usual. Today Wetan Duke will come with his son, Anantakusuma, to formally apply Endahwarni daughter. King and Queen entertains guests with joy. Princess Endahwarni also seemed happy to see her husband very dashing and handsome. As with Anantakusuma seen no spirit. He was disappointed that it was not going to marry the girl of his dreams.

Came the banquet. Anteh and some other palace maids entered the room carrying trays of food.

"Please tasting special food court," Anteh said with respect.

"Thanks Anteh, please direct taste," the king said to guests.

Anantakusuma stunned to see his dream girl is now in front of him. His throat was dry and his eyes would not be separated from Nyai Anteh who was busy arranging the dish. The incident did not go unnoticed Endahwarni daughter. Pahamlah her that her husband had put his heart on another girl, and the girl is Anteh. Princess Endahwarni feel jealous, disappointed and hurt. Arising revenge in his heart to Anteh. She felt so guilty Anteh that's why Anantakusuma not love her.

After supper finished and daughter back to her room, Anteh meet the princess.

"How Sister? Happy sister's husband's brother Anantakusuma had seen a candidate? Well it turns out he's very handsome huh? "Anteh said. Heart burn Endahwarni daughter heard the words Anteh. He thought back to how Anantakusuma looked lovingly Anteh.

"Anteh, from this moment you do not have to serve. I also do not want you near me. I do not want to see your face, "the princess Endahwarni said.

"A.. Anything fault kak? Why brother suddenly so angry? "Asked Anteh surprised.

"I just hated to see your face!" Snapped daughter. "I do not want you near me again ... No! I do not want you in this palace. You gotta get out of here today! "

"But why kak? At least say what is my fault? "Cried Anteh.

"Ah do not question. You've mengkianatiku. Because you do not love me Anantakusuma. He loves you. I know that. And it's because he sees that you're prettier than me. You gotta get out of here Anteh, let Anantakusuma could forget, " the daughter said.

"Well brother, I will go from here. But brother, I really do not ever want to betray the slightest sister. Please give an apology and my thanks to Gusti King and Queen. "

Anteh moved away from Endahwarni toward her daughter's room and started packing her things. To the other ladies told to keep her daughter Endahwarni well.

Nyai Anteh walked out of the palace gates, not knowing what to do outside of the palace. But he decided to go to his mother's hometown. Anteh've never been there, but it was a couple of senior ladies ever tell. When it was almost evening, Anteh arrived at the village where his mother was born. When he was pondered what to do, suddenly a man who has lived reprimanded.

"Sorry kid, if the kid is not here," he asked.

"Yes uncle, I just came!" Anteh fear said.

"Oh sorry I do not mean to scare, but the face reminds me of someone. You look a lot like my brother Dadap, "

"Dadap? Dadap also my mother's name. Is the brother uncle worked as maids in the palace? "Asked Anteh.

"Yes ....! Are .... you son Dadap? " uncle said.

"Yes uncle!" Anteh said.

"Oh, then you are my nephew. I was Waru uncle, mother's sister, " the uncle Waru said with tears in her eyes.

"Really? Oh uncle I finally found my mother's family, "Anteh said happily.

"What were you doing here? Are not you a lady? "Asked Uncle Waru.

"Long story uncle. But may I ask permission to stay at my uncle's house. I do not know where to go, "pleaded Anteh.

"Of course, son, you are my son, too. Sure you can stay at my house. Let's go! " uncle Waru said.

Since then Anteh live at her uncle's house in the village. To help her uncle, Anteh received orders to sew clothes. First sew clothes Anteh neighbors for long because the seams are nice, the people of the village, too far to Anteh sew their clothes. So he and his uncle's family could live quite of outcome sewing.

Many years have passed. Anteh now is married and has two children. One day in front of his carriage and stop a lot of guards on horseback. Once the owner's stuck his head carriage, Anteh scream. Turns out it was the daughter Endahwarni. Endahwarni daughter got off the train and burst into tears hugging Anteh.

"Oh Anteh, been a while since I mecarimu! Where were you during the ni? Why do not you call me though? Did I really hurt you? I'm sorry Anteh. At that time I was desperate, so I kick you when you're innocent. I'm sorry ... "cried the daughter.

"Gusti ... do so. I should be sorry to have upset you, "Anteh said .

"Not. I am guilty. For that Anteh, you should come with me back to the palace! "Pleaded daughter.

"But I now have a daughter of her husband and children. I also worked as a seamstress. If I go, they will lose, " Anteh said .

"My husband and children of course should you take as well to the palace," the princess said, laughing. "On the job, you're going to I lift a court dressmaker. How? You can not resist, it's an order! "

Finally Anteh and his family moved into the palace. Endahwarni daughter has made a home on the edge of the park for their stay. However Anteh always feel bad every meet Anantakusuma prince, princess Endahwarni husband. Prince Anantakusuma apparently never forgot his dream girl. The return Anteh have made love buried rise again. At first the prince Anantakusuma try to survive by not considering the presence Anteh. But more and more tempestuous love.

Until one night Anantakusuma reckless prince went into the palace garden, who knows he could meet with Anteh. Yeah, right. Anteh saw was in his porch, was joking with Candramawat, her beloved cat while enjoying the beauty of the full moon. Although now old, but the prince Anantakusuma, Anteh still as pretty as the first time they met. Anteh slowly approached.

"Anteh!" He says. Anteh surprised. Antakusuma prince saw standing before him.

"Pa .. prince? Why prince here? What if no one is watching? "Asked Anteh fear.

"I do not care. The important thing is I can be with you. Anteh you know what? That I love you so much. Since we met in the park to this day, I still love you, " the prince said.

"Prince, you must not say that. You are the daughter husband Endahwarni. He is the older brother I loved so much. If you hurt him, you hurt are the same, "he said, hugging Anteh Candramawat.

"I can not ... I can not forget you! You must be mine Anteh! Come let me hug you, " the prince said, trying to hold hands Anteh.

Anteh recoil in horror. "Snap prince! You must not betray Gusti daughter. "

But the prince remained close Anteh kusuma Ananta.

Anteh who fear trying to escape. But the prince Anantakusuma hunted. "Oh God, help this servant!" Anteh prayer, "Give servant the power to get away from the prince Anantakusuma. Servant knew he was very powerful. Therefore please Servant. Do not let her hurt and her servant slave! "
Suddenly there was a power Anteh feel pulled himself up. He looked up and saw the moon enveloped and pulled. Prince Anantakusuma only be struck by the departure Anteh higher and higher and finally disappeared with clouds covered the moon.

Since then Nyai Anteh live on the moon, alone and only accompanied by her beloved cat. He could not return to Earth because of fear of the prince Anantakusuma going after him. If the longing in her family was unbearable, he would weave the fabric to be used as stairs. But love never finishes weaving because the cat always ruin it. Now if we could see the full moon shadow weave accompanied Nyai Anteh sit Candramawat.

That's the story of the caretaker Nyai Anteh months.

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Pada jaman dahulu kala di Jawa Barat ada sebuah kerajaan bernama kerajaan Pakuan. Pakuan adalah kerajaan yang sangat subur dan memiliki panorama alam yang sangat indah. Rakyatnya pun hidup damai di bawah pimpinan raja yang bijaksana. 

Di dalam istana ada dua gadis remaja yang sama-sama jelita dan selalu kelihatan sangat rukun. Yang satu bernama Endahwarni dan yang satu lagi bernama Anteh.

Raja dan Ratu sangat menyayangi keduanya, meski sebenarnya kedua gadis itu memiliki status sosial yang berbeda. Putri Endahwarni adalah calon pewaris kerajaan Pakuan, sedangkan Nyai Anteh adalah hanya anak seorang dayang kesayangan sang ratu. Karena Nyai Dadap, Ibu Nyai Anteh sudah meninggal saat melahirkan Anteh, maka sejak saat itu Nyai Anteh dibesarkan bersama putri Endahwarni yang kebetulan juga baru lahir. Kini setelah Nyai Anteh menginjak remaja, dia pun diangkat menjadi dayang pribadi putri Endahwarni.

“Kau jangan memanggilku Gusti putri kalau sedang berdua denganku,” kata putri. “Bagiku kau tetap adik tercintaku. Tidak peduli satatusmu yang hanya seorang dayang. Ingat sejak bayi kita dibesarkan bersama, maka sampai kapan pun kita akan tetap bersaudara. Awas ya! Kalau lupa lagi kamu akan aku hukum!”

“Baik Gust…..eh kakak!” jawab Nyai Anteh.
“Anteh, sebenarnya aku iri padamu,” kata putri.

“Ah, iri kenapa kak. Saya tidak punya sesuatu yang bisa membuat orang lain iri,” kata Anteh heran.

“Apa kau tidak tahu bahwa kamu lebih cantik dariku. Jika kamu seorang putri, pasti sudah banyak pangeran yang meminangmu,” ujar putri sambil tersenyum.

“Ha ha ha.. kakak bisa saja. Mana bisa wajah jelek seperti ini dibilang cantik. Yang cantik tuh kak Endah. Kemarin saja waktu pangeran dari kerajaan seberang datang, dia sampai terpesona melihat kakak. Iya kan kak?” jawab Anteh dengan semangat.

“Ah kamu bisa saja. Itu karena waktu itu kau memilihkan baju yang cocok untukku. O ya kau buat di penjahit mana baju itu?” tanya putri.

“Eeee…itu…itu…saya yang jahit sendiri kak.” jawab Anteh.

“Benarkah? Wah aku tidak menyangka kau pandai menjahit. Kalau begitu lain kali kau harus membuatkan baju untukku lagi ya. Hmmmm…mungkin baju pengantinku?” seru putri.

“Aduh mana berani saya membuat baju untuk pernikahan kakak. Kalau jelek, saya pasti akan dimarahi rakyat,” kata Anteh ketakutan.

“Tidak akan gagal! Kemarin baju pesta saja bisa… jadi baju pengantin pun pasti bisa,” kata putri tegas.

Suatu malam ratu memanggil putri Endahwarni dan Nyai Anteh ke kamarnya. “Endah putriku, ada sesuatu yang ingin ibu bicarakan,” kata ratu.

“Ya ibu,” jawab putri.

“Endah, kau adalah anakku satu-satunya. Kelak kau akan menjadi ratu menggantikan ayahmu memimpin rakyat Pakuan,” ujar ratu. “Sesuai ketentuan keraton kau harus memiliki pendamping hidup sebelum bisa diangkat menjadi ratu.”

“Maksud Ibu, Endah harus segera menikah?” tanya putri.

“ya nak, dan Ibu juga Ayahmu sudah berunding dan sepakat bahwa calon pendamping yang cocok untukmu adalah Anantakusuma, anak Adipati dari Kadipaten Wetan. Dia pemuda yang baik dan terlebih lagi dia gagah dan tampan. Kau pasti akan bahagia bersamanya,” kata ratu.

“Dan kau Anteh, tugasmu adalah menjaga dan menyediakan keperluan kakakmu supaya tidak terjadi apa-apa padanya.”

“Baik Gusti Ratu,” jawab Anteh.

Malam itu putri Endahwarni meminta Nyai Anteh untuk menemaninya. 

“Aku takut sekali Anteh,” kata putri dengan sedih. “Bagaimana aku bisa menikah dengan orang yang sama sekali tidak aku kenal. Bagaimana kalau dia tidak mencintaiku?”

“Kakak jangan berpikiran buruk dulu,” hibur Anteh. “Saya yakin gusti Raja dan Ratu tidak akan sembarangan memilih jodoh buat Kakak. Dan pemuda mana yang tidak akan jatuh hati melihat kecantikan Kakak. Ah sudahlah, kakak tenang dan berdoa saja. Semoga semuanya berjalan lancar”.

Suatu pagi yang cerah, Anteh sedang mengumpulkan bunga melati untuk menghias sanggul putri Endahwarni. Anteh senang menyaksikan bunga-bunga yang bermekaran dan kupu-kupu saling berebut bunga. Dia mulai bersenandung dengan gembira. Suara Anteh yang merdu terbang tertiup angin melewati tembok istana. Saat itu seorang pemuda tampan sedang melintas di balik tembok taman istana. Dia terpesona mendengar suara yang begitu merdu. Ternyata pemuda itu adalah Anantakusuma. Dia sangat sakti, maka tembok istana yang begitu tinggi dengan mudah dilompatinya. Dia bersembunyi di balik gerumbulan bunga, dan tampaklah olehnya seorang gadis yang sangat cantik. Anantakusuma merasakan dadanya bergetar, “alangkah cantiknya dia, apakah dia putri Endahwarni calon istriku?” batinnya. Anantakusuma keluar dari persembunyiannya. Anteh terkejut ketika tiba-tiba di hadapannya muncul pemuda yang tidak dikenalnya.

“Siapa tuan?” tanya Anteh.

“Aku Anantakusuma. Apakah kau…..” Belum sempat Anantakusuma bertanya seseorang memanggil Anteh. “Anteh!!! Cepat!!! Putri memanggilmu!” kata seorang dayang.

“Ya. Saya segera datang. Maaf tuan saya harus pergi,” kata Anteh yang langsung lari meninggalkan Anantakusuma.

“Dia ternyata bukan Endahwarni,” pikir Anantakusuma. “Dan aku jatuh cinta padanya. Aku ingin dialah yang jadi istriku.”

Beberapa hari kemudian, di istana terlihat kesibukan yang lain daripada biasanya. Hari ini Adipati wetan akan datang bersama anaknya, Anantakusuma, untuk melamar putri Endahwarni secara resmi. Raja dan Ratu menjamu tamunya dengan sukacita. Putri Endahwarni juga tampak senang melihat calon suaminya yang sangat gagah dan tampan. Lain halnya dengan Anantakusuma yang terlihat tidak semangat. Dia kecewa karena ternyata bukan gadis impiannya yang akan dinikahinya.

Tibalah saat perjamuan. Anteh dan beberapa dayang istana lainnya masuk ke ruangan dengan membawa nampan-nampan berisi makanan.

“Silahkan mencicipi makanan istimewa istana ini,” kata Anteh dengan hormat.
“Terima kasih Anteh, silahkan langsung dicicipi,” kata Raja kepada para tamunya.

Anantakusuma tertegun melihat gadis impiannya kini ada di hadapannya. Kerongkongannya terasa kering dan matanya tak mau lepas dari Nyai Anteh yang saat itu sibuk mengatur hidangan. Kejadian itu tidak luput dari perhatian putri Endahwarni. Pahamlah ia bahwa calon suaminya telah menaruh hati pada gadis lain, dan gadis itu adalah Anteh. Putri Endahwarni merasa cemburu, kecewa dan sakit hati. Timbul dendam di hatinya pada Anteh. Dia merasa Antehlah yang bersalah sehingga Anantakusuma tidak mencintainya.

Setelah perjamuan selesai dan putri kembali ke kamarnya, Anteh menemui sang putri.

“Bagaimana kak? Kakak senang kan sudah melihat calon suami kakak? Wah ternyata dia sangat tampan ya?” kata Anteh. Hati putri Endahwarni terasa terbakar mendengar kata-kata Anteh. Dia teringat kembali bagaimana Anantakusuma memandang Anteh dengan penuh cinta.

“Anteh, mulai saat ini kau tidak usah melayaniku. Aku juga tidak mau kau ada di dekatku. Aku tidak mau melihat wajahmu,” kata putri Endahwarni.

“A..apa kesalahanku kak? Kenapa kakak tiba-tiba marah begitu?” tanya Anteh kaget.

“Pokoknya aku sebal melihat mukamu!” bentak putri. “Aku tidak mau kau dekat-dekat denganku lagi…Tidak! Aku tidak mau kau ada di istana ini. Kau harus pergi dari sini hari ini juga!”

“Tapi kenapa kak? Setidaknya katakanlah apa kesalahanku?” tangis Anteh.

“Ah jangan banyak tanya. Kau sudah mengkianatiku. Karena kau Anantakusuma tidak mencintaiku. Dia mencintaimu. Aku tahu itu. Dan itu karena dia melihat kau yang lebih cantik dariku. Kau harus pergi dari sini Anteh, biar Anantakusuma bisa melupakanmu!” kata putri.

“Baiklah kak, aku akan pergi dari sini. Tapi kak, sungguh saya tidak pernah sedikitpun ingin mengkhianati kakak. Tolong sampaikan permohonan maaf dan terima kasih saya pada Gusti Raja dan Ratu.”

Anteh beranjak pergi dari kamar putri Endahwarni menuju kamarnya lalu mulai mengemasi barang-barangnya. Kepada dayang lainnya dia berpesan untuk menjaga putri Endahwarni dengan baik.

Nyai Anteh berjalan keluar dari gerbang istana tanpa tahu apa yang harus dilakukannya di luar istana. Tapi dia memutuskan untuk pergi ke kampung halaman ibunya. Anteh belum pernah pergi kesana, tapi waktu itu beberapa dayang senior pernah menceritakannya. Ketika hari sudah hampir malam, Anteh tiba di kampung tempat ibunya dilahirkan. Ketika dia sedang termenung memikirkan apa yang harus dilakukan, tiba-tiba seorang laki-laki yang sudah berumur menegurnya.

“Maaf nak, apakah anak bukan orang sini?” tanyanya.
“Iya paman, saya baru datang!” kata Anteh ketakutan.
“Oh maaf bukan maksudku menakutimu, tapi wajahmu mengingatkanku pada seseorang. Wajahmu mirip sekali dengan kakakku Dadap,”

“Dadap? Nama ibuku juga Dadap. Apakah kakak paman bekerja di istana sebagai dayang?” tanya Anteh.

“Ya….! Apakah….kau anaknya Dadap?” tanya paman itu.

“Betul paman!” jawab Anteh.

“Oh, kalau begitu kau adalah keponakanku. Aku adalah pamanmu Waru, adik ibumu,” kata paman Waru dengan mata berkaca-kaca.

“Benarkah? Oh paman akhirnya aku menemukan keluarga ibuku!” kata Anteh dengan gembira.

“Sedang apakah kau disini? Bukankah kau juga seorang dayang?” tanya paman Waru.

“Ceritanya panjang paman. Tapi bolehkah saya minta ijin untuk tinggal di rumah paman. Saya tidak tahu harus kemana,” pinta Anteh.

“Tentu saja nak, kau adalah anakku juga. Tentu kau boleh tinggal di rumahku. Ayo kita pergi!” kata paman Waru.

Sejak saat itu Anteh tinggal di rumah pamannya di desa. Untuk membantu pamannya, Anteh menerima pesanan menjahit baju. Mula-mula Anteh menjahitkan baju-baju tetangga, lama-lama karena jahitannya yang bagus, orang-orang dari desa yang jauh pun ikut menjahitkan baju mereka kepada Anteh. Sehingga ia dan keluarga pamannya bisa hidup cukup dari hasilnya menjahit.

Bertahun-tahun telah berlalu. Anteh kini sudah bersuami dan memiliki dua orang anak. Suatu hari di depan rumahnya berhenti sebuah kereta kencana dan banyak sekali pengawal yang menunggang kuda. Begitu pemilik kereta kencana itu melongokkan kepalanya, Anteh menjerit. Ternyata itu adalah putri Endahwarni. Putri Endahwarni turun dari kereta dan langsung menangis memeluk Anteh.

“Oh Anteh, sudah lama aku mecarimu! Kemana saja kau selama ni? Kenapa tidak sekalipun kau menghubungiku? Apakah aku benar-benar menyakiti hatimu? Maafkan aku Anteh. Waktu itu aku kalap, sehingga aku mengusirmu padahal kau tidak bersalah. Maafkan aku…” tangis putri.

“Gusti…jangan begitu. Seharusnya aku yang minta maaf karena telah membuatmu gusar,” kata Anteh.

“Tidak. Akulah yang bersalah. Untuk itu Anteh, kau harus ikut denganku kembali ke istana!” pinta putri.

“Tapi putri aku sekarang punya suami dan anak. Saya juga bekerja sebagai penjahit. Jika saya pergi, mereka akan kehilangan,” jawab Anteh.

“Suami dan anak-anakmu tentu saja harus kau bawa juga ke istana,” kata putri sambil tertawa. “Mengenai pekerjaanmu, kau akan kuangkat sebagai penjahit istana. Bagaimana? Kau tidak boleh menolak, ini perintah!”

Akhirnya Anteh dan keluarganya pindah ke istana. Putri Endahwarni telah membuatkan sebuah rumah di pinggir taman untuk mereka tinggal. Namun Anteh selalu merasa tidak enak setiap bertemu dengan pangeran Anantakusuma, suami putri Endahwarni. Pangeran Anantakusuma ternyata tidak pernah melupakan gadis impiannya. Kembalinya Anteh telah membuat cintanya yang terkubur bangkit kembali. Mulanya pangeran Anantakusuma mencoba bertahan dengan tidak memperdulikan kehadiran Anteh. Namun semakin lama cintanya semakin menggelora.

Hingga suatu malam pangeran Anantakusuma nekat pergi ke taman istana, siapa tahu dia bisa bertemu dengan Anteh. Benar saja. Dilihatnya Anteh sedang berada di beranda rumahnya, sedang bercanda dengan Candramawat, kucing kesayangannya sambil menikmati indahnya sinar bulan purnama. Meski kini sudah berumur, namun bagi pangeran Anantakusuma, Anteh masih secantik dulu saat pertama mereka bertemu. Perlahan-lahan didekatinya Anteh.

“Anteh!” tegurnya.  Anteh terkejut. Dilihatnya pangeran Antakusuma berdiri di hadapannya.

“Pa..pangeran? kenapa pangeran kemari? Bagaimana kalau ada orang yang melihat?” tanya Anteh ketakutan.

“Aku tidak perduli. Yang penting aku bisa bersamamu. Anteh tahukah kau? Bahwa aku sangat mencintaimu. Sejak kita bertemu di taman hingga hari ini, aku tetap mencintaimu,” kata pangeran.

“Pangeran, kau tidak boleh berkata seperti itu. Kau adalah suami putri Endahwarni. Dia adalah kakak yang sangat kucintai. Jika kau menyakitinya, itu sama saja kau menyakitiku,” kata Anteh sambil memeluk Candramawat.

“Aku tidak bisa… Aku tidak bisa melupakanmu! Kau harus menjadi milikku Anteh! Kemarilah biarkan aku memelukmu!” kata pangeran sambil berusaha memegang tangan Anteh.

Anteh mundur dengan ketakutan. “Sadarlah pangeran! Kau tidak boleh mengkhianati Gusti putri.”

Namun pangeran Ananta kusuma tetap mendekati Anteh.

Anteh yang ketakutan berusaha melarikan diri. Namun pangeran Anantakusuma tetap mengejarnya. “Oh Tuhan, tolonglah hambaMu ini!” doa Anteh, “Berilah hamba kekuatan untuk bisa lepas dari pangeran Anantakusuma. Hamba tahu dia sangat sakti. Karena itu tolonglah Hamba. Jangan biarkan dia menyakiti hamba dan kakak hamba!”

Tiba-tiba Anteh merasa ada kekuatan yang menarik tubuhnya ke atas. Dia mendongak dan dilihatnya sinar bulan menyelimutinya dan menariknya. Pangeran Anantakusuma hanya bisa terpana menyaksikan kepergian Anteh yang semakin lama semakin tinggi dan akhirnya hilang bersama sinar bulan yang tertutup awan.

Sejak saat itu Nyai Anteh tinggal di bulan, sendirian dan hanya ditemani kucing kesayangannya. Dia tidak bisa kembali ke bumi karena takut pangeran Anantakusuma akan mengejarnya. Jika rindunya pada keluarganya sudah tak dapat ditahan, dia akan menenun kain untuk dijadikan tangga. Tapi sayang tenunannya tidak pernah selesai karena si kucing selalu merusaknya. Kini jika bulan purnama kita bisa melihat bayangan Nyai Anteh duduk menenun ditemani Candramawat.

Begitulah kisah Nyai Anteh sang penunggu bulan.