|The Love Slave
Author: Amy Fortuna PM
Cicero's POV of the events of Gladiator. Slash. Maximus/Cicero.Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,122 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 01-30-01 - Published: 06-07-00 - id: 32029
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I opened my eyes, startled to find myself lying underneath a spreading green tree, completely at peace, no pain anywhere in my body. I tenatively moved to sit up. For moments my thought was that I had fallen asleep on your Trujillo farm, and that you would come find me soon enough.
Then memory flooded back, and I recoiled in horror. So I was dead then. And what of you -- were you still forced to walk alive in the cruel world I had left behind?
So this was Elysium. What beauty! Cool green trees and just beyond them a meadow filled with wheat and long bright grass.
I lay under the tree for a while longer, so busy watching the birds flit to and fro and the light twinkle on the leaves that I did not look up until I heard the crunch of gravel. I looked up then and saw -- you!
With a cry of joyful welcome, I leaped to my feet and rushed toward you, holding out my hands. You took them and drew me into your arms, both of us laughing.
And at that moment I knew my happiness lay in only one place, now and forever, in your arms.
I was content.