Marvin the Martian and the Martian Queen are copyrighted to Warner Bros 2004
The Co-stars of this story are of My Property Jenny M. Stead 2004
By: Jenny M. Stead
Venna could feel herself tremble as Marvin's lifeless body didn't respond to any kind of cry she had. Embracing the Martian she let out a horrid cry.
"You cant die Marvin!" she pleaded, "not now, not ever! You've done so much. I love you!" Martin lowered his head as he tried so hard to keep back his tears. His only friend in the world was gone.
Then all at once the room filled once more with the soft melody. Venna rose her head up as her eyes widened toward what was coming out of the ground. A soft crystal-like fog was rising further into the cave. Changing colors like a rainbow, it began to make it's way back to Marvin. Venna, the Queen, and Martin gazed upon it's beauty as it gently dived into the small Martian.
"What happened?", Marvin gasped out loud regaining conciseness.
"MARV!!!!!!!!", his older brother tackled him out of Venna's arms, "YOUR ALIVE!!!!!!!"
"Of course I am!", he scratched his head confused of the situation, "why wouldn't I be?"
"Marvin!", the Queen of Mars bowed down to the small Martian's feet, "Thank you so much. The planet Mars owes everything to your heroic efforts. I'm so sorry for doubting you."
"It's okay," Marvin smiled, "we were all deceived somehow."
"As a token of my appreciation, I am willing to make you my high commander again", she turned her gaze to Martin, "and I shall reinstate your rank as well X-11."
"Yes you're grace", Martin nodded his head toward his Queen.
"Absolutely", Marvin smiled as he set his view to Venna, who was glowing with happiness.
"But", the Queen added, "if you choose to go back to Mars, you must never set foot on Venus, or speak to a Venusian again." Marvin's mouth dropped, as did Venna's.
"Due to this interplanetary experience," the Queen explained, "we cannot be in alliance with Venus. I don't want another incident like this to happen."
"But so many people do not know", Venna tried to reason, "They will be blinded by the lies. That's dangerous, and could cause another incident."
"I am willing to bargain with that", the Queen spoke loudly and sternly, "the choice is yours commander. Come with me, and be the highest ranking officer in my army. Or stay here, and….."
"Be the emperor", Venna finished.
The Queen's eyes widened, as did everyone else's. Marvin spun back in disbelief toward Venna.
"I am willing to give my hand in marriage Marvin", Venna spoke with a smile on her face, "As I said before, I love you."
"Whoa", Marvin raised his hands to back anyone near him off, "give me some time to think this over!"
"You must choose now", the Queen demanded with her arms folded across her chest.
"Do what you think is right", Martin smiled.
"But what about….."
"Never mind me", Marvin raised his hand to shush him, "I have my own path. You have yours." Marvin lowered his head toward Martin's as his brother embraced him tightly.
"You'll always be my little brother", he smiled as Marvin turned his head toward the Queen.
"I choose to go back to Mars."
"I'm sorry Venna", he turned to her as Venna began to cry, "I have to go. I'm the only Martian on Mars that knows what you are really about. I have to spread this knowledge to the next generation."
He leaned in closer.
"I don't want our next meeting to be like this one", he gave a smile, as she returned a choke of laugher.
"I will always remember you", Venna whispered as she leaned in to kiss him.
"I will you", Marvin stopped her as he softly kissed her forehead, "Until, we meet again, someday."
"Very well", the Queen announced, "we leave now!"
Venna cried helplessly in the arms of one of her handmaidens as Marvin didn't look back toward the planet. It would have hurt him too much to see her one last time.
They rose up as flew off into the Venusian sunset like a flash.
Many months passed since Marvin spoke of the incident to his brother. It wasn't until an autumn afternoon that Martin saw his brother at a nearby grave yard, starring over a very familiar tomb stone.
"She would have been proud", Martin smiled as he patted his brother's shoulder.
"She sacrificed everything for us", Marvin lowered his head, "but something tells me she was."
"C'mon", Martin coached the man from the grave yard, "the fellas are throwing a get together in your honor….. High Commander!"
"Sure", Marvin smiled, "I'll be along in just a few."
"Okay as you wish Marv", the young Martian ran off back to his hover car.
Smiling greatly the Martian gazed back toward Maggie's stone.
"Thank you, Mom", he grinned, "I'd be no where without your guidance." Then his eyes caught something within his view. While he had been talking to Martin, someone has snuck a very familiar bouquet of flowers onto the top of Maggie's stone. Marvin recognized these purple flowers on the dingleberry trees on Venus.
"No!", he couldn't believe his eyes, "but how…."
Marvin gazed up toward the sun as a small cloud of purple twisted back into the atmosphere.