Author: lil-spife PM
Jester is missing his family. He hasn’t seen them in seven years and wonders if they will ever come back to see him. The castle gets a visitor and things become shaky. Read and Review. Full summery inside. JesterJane, GuntherOCRated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,915 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 12-06-07 - Published: 12-04-07 - id: 3927741
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Disclaimer: I do not own Jane and the Dragon or the characters. I do however own my own characters. Also I made up Jester's real name I hope it suits him.
Summery: Jester's birthday is close and he is missing his family. He hasn't seen them in seven years and wonders if they will ever come back to see him. A few days before the castle gets a beautiful visitor and things start to become shaky. May be a one shot or may end being a Jester/Jane, Gunther/OC later on. Read and Review if you want more.
The sun was hot against Jester's face as he stared up into the sky. He was waiting for Jane to
return from patrol with Dragon. Rake came by pushing a cart of fresh soil and dung past Jester. He stopped for a moment to catch his breath and wipe the sweat from his brow. There seemed to be no relief from the hot sun.
"Jane isn't back then," Rake said. Jester nodded and looked at Rake. "Well come on it is a lot cooler in my garden and I am sure Pepper could use a hand in the kitchens." Rake picked up his barrow-wheel and headed of towards his garden. Jester followed taking off his jingle hat to let his dark blond hair cool.
"Well this is a rare sight," Smithy said coming out of the stables. "Jester with out his hat on, it's almost like me with out my apron." Jester made a mocking laugh.
"I'll have you know Smithy that the sun is too hot for me to be wearing my hat. If my king calls I shall place it back on my head." Jester said in a very matter of fact tone. Rake just let out a laugh and kept moving along.
"I wonder what Pepper is cooking today," Rake said looking into the kitchen.
"What ever it is," came a girls voice from behind the boys. "It smells delicious!" Jester, Rake and Smithy turned around to see Jane with Dragon behind her.
"Smells vile and disgusting to me," Dragon said from the castle wall.
"Dragon," Jane reprimanded. The four friends headed towards the picnic table and into the cool shade. Jester placed his jingle hat on picnic bench and folded his arms on the table.
"I will go see if Pepper needs any help," Rake said and hurried off into the kitchen. Jane and Smithy sat across from Jester and the three began to talk about how horribly hot it was. Dragon had flown off to be with the cows. Pepper and Rake came out of the kitchen to serve dinner. Pepper looked beat.
"It is so hot today! And my kitchen is horribly unbearable!" Pepper sat on the end of the table as Rake took his place beside Jester.
"Well, you know what the say! 'The hotter the kitchen the more burnt the food'!" Everyone looked at Jester. "Come on that was funny!" no one laughed. Jester sighed. Smithy opened his mouth to comment on Jester's poor joke, but was interrupted by someone.
"Sorin?" Jester stopped and turned around. Everyone stared at the girl standing in the garden. She had flowing dark blond hair and enchanting grey eyes. Her skin was a golden sun kissed colour. Her dress was blue in colour and seemed to flow gently as she walked. She looked like a female version of Jester. She took a step towards the five friends all the time staring at Jester. "Your hair... Your eyes..." she put a hand on Jester's cheek. "Sorin, my dearest little brother!" She hugged Jester. The boy was shocked and looked like he was being hugged by a ghost.
"A-Aurora!" Everyone was very confused, but the two didn't seem to notice anyone else. Aurora pulled away and smiled at Jester.
"You have grown little brother," she said.
"Little brother?" Jane asked. Jester and Aurora turned to face the others. Jester cleared his throat and stood so he could properly introduce the girl.
"Yes, my friends this is Aurora, my elder sister." Aurora curtsied. "Aurora these are my friends: Jane, Pepper, Rake and Smithy."
"I am very pleased to meet you all," Aurora said.
"We are all pleased to meet you as well," Jane said. "Though we are a little shocked, we did not know that Jester had a sister. Let alone an elder one." Aurora let out a laugh that sounded almost like the bells on Jester's hat.
"Well, he also has an elder brother." Jester seemed a little embarrassed at the sudden reviling of his family life.
"Why are you here Aurora?" he asked suddenly. Aurora's face darkened. She led Jester off as she did not think Jester's friends needed to hear what she had to say.
When they were well away from Jester's friends, Aurora spoke, but in a very quiet tone.
"I came to see you before our elder brother, Vasile, showed up. He has married a princess and will soon become King of the neighbouring kingdom. I fear dear Vasile has gone hungry with power and he wants you back. I came to see how you liked it hear and from what I heard, you would be greatly missed. I want to protect you Sorin." Jester listened closely. He did not know what to say. He ran his fingers through his exposed hair.
"I have my allegiance to King Caradoc and I am not about to leave." He said. Aurora nodded and kissed Jester's forehead.
"I must speak to King Caradoc, as I would like to stay near my younger brother." She left as quietly as she came and Jester returned to his friends lost in his thoughts of his family.