|To make me happy
Author: babe-with-the-power PM
CHANGE IN PLOT! DENTWOOD LIVES! After Catspaw abandons Miranda, she is forced into a marriage with Dentwood, Emily and Seyline's son.She grows to love Dentwood, and he helps protect her from the jealous Catspaw who has hurt her on several ocassions.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 24,981 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 03-02-10 - Published: 03-16-08 - id: 4135996
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Disclaimer: Don't own it. The genius Clare Dunkle does. But I thank her for letting me play with it.
Warning: I'm not a proffessional or anything, so go easy on me.
(Brief summary: Miranda is forced into an unhappy marriage with Seyline and Emily's son Dentwood. She is pregnant soon after and then a tragic accident happens, leaving Miranda a widow. But what will Marak Catspaw do?)
To Make Me Happy
Ch.1: I'm not the best thing, am I?
Her heart was broken and she felt like her world was dissolving. Marak had just told her that he could not marry her. That he had to marry someone else. She couldn't believe this! Marak Sixfinger had promised her that she would be a king's wife. He had raised her to become a king's wife. And now, her Marak was abandoning her to marry an elf that didn't want him.
Miranda had grown to like him, had enjoyed his kisses, his company. She was looking foward to her marriage to a goblin king. But now he had taken it all away. She still remembered the fight they had when he told her.
Miranda's smile faded as he stood and stared at her. "What's the matter? Has something happened? Is the ceremony tonight?"
"Yes," replied Marak Catspaw. "Yes to both questions. The ceremony is tonight, and something has happened...Miranda, I can't marry you, I have to marry someone else." Miranda stood there, completely stunned, her face turning white.
"I have to do it." he explained. "The elf lord gave us a bride. I wouldn't have given you up for a regular elf, but she's an elf from the highest noble families. She's very magical, and that's important for the heir." Miranda fought back tears. Marak hadn't raised her to snivle. He had raised her to be a king's wife, but she wouldn't be one now.
"An elf bride," she said evenly. "She's very beautiful, isn't she? Of course she is," she said, tossing her head back. "All elves are beautiful."
"That has nothing to do with this," said Catspaw. "That's not why I'm marrying her."
"But she is, isn't she?" persisted Miranda, fixing him with a deadly look. White hot anger was surging through her body. Jealousy flowing smoothly right along beside it.
"Yes," said the goblin King. "So are you." He watched as she turned away and glared at the wall. "Miranda," he tried again, "I'd rather marry you. If I had my choice, I would marry you. But I have to do the best thing for my people."
"And I'm not it. After all those promises. I'm not the best thing, am I? And your people deserve the best. And how convenient that I'm not one of your people." Her tone was still even, but her voice was begining to shake. "You'll do the best thing for them, won't you, but it doesn't matter what happens to me."
"Of course it matters." he said. "You know you matter to me." "But not enough for you to marry me." she replied bitterly. She dropped her head and began to cry. She didn't care anymore that Marak hadn't raised her to be a crybaby. He hadn't raised her to be anything, as it turned out.
"I know your upset," Catspaw said. "But your strong. You'll overcome this. I've arranged a marriage for you. Dentwood, Emily and Seyline's son." Miranda shuddered. "I don't want to marry him!" she cried. "I want to be free of this place." Marak shook his head. "Where would you go? Your family thinks that you are dead."
"It doesn't matter." she replied. "Just anywhere away from you." Marak was hurt by these words, but he didn't show it. She had every right to be angry. "I can't do that. But Miranda, I will do what I can to make you happy." She shot him a glare. "No you won't. Or you would let me go. Better yet, you would marry me." Marak sighed and shook his head.
"You know I can't Miranda. I have to do what's best for my people. I'm sorry I can't let you go. But your still needed here in the Goblin Kingdom."
'What am I needed for?" she spat. "You don't seem to care for what I want. You can't marry me, you can't let me out, but yet you'll do anything for me!" Miranda shoted in frustration before running out of the room. "Miranda!" Catspaw called. "But she paid no heed and continued running. He followed her. He was much faster and stronger, and he trapped her in a corner af a small hallway.
"Do not run from me." he said. Miranda's face was covered in the tears that still flowed freely from her eyes. "And don't follow me." she retorted. Catspaw's eyes narrowed. "You will not order me about. Yo are my subject, I am your king. You will do as I say." Miranda snorted. "Some king you are. Let me go." She struggled for several moments before he finally got fed up and placed a binding spell on her.
Miranda screamed as he threw her over his shoulder. She let the tears fall freely as Catspaw carried her off. He finally stopped in front of the prison cells that were rarely used. He spoke to the gaurd in rapid goblin and the door opened with a click. He plunked down in the nearest cell. "You will stay here until the plans for your wedding are in order. Is that clear?" Miranda didn't speak or move, she just sat there, staring at the wall. Tears still streamed down her face, but she could do nothing to stop them.
He sighed. "It pains me to see youlike this, but I'm doing what must be done Miranda. Truly, I am. You will grow to love Dentwood and you will be happy."
"No," Miranda replied coldly. "I won't." Catspaw stood and turned , taking the binding spell off her before turning.
He gave her one more swift look ovr his shoulder before exiting the cell.
And that's where she was now. In this cold, damp cell that hadn't been occupied in ages. She was cold and alone.Catspaw had deserted her, and now she was being forced into a marriage. She didn't think she could sink any lower.
Over the next few days, she was given bread and water, but she hardly ate. She only got a couple of hours of sleep, and her whole body ached from that cold stone floor. Finally, afer being there for ten days, Marak Catspaw, now married, came to fetch her. He opened the door and stepped through. He attempted a smile. "I'm a married man now Miranda. Do you wish me happy?" She could swear he was mocking her. But she didn't even feel like throwing back a dirty remark about his bride being sterile and him falling off a cliff.
His attempted smile fell. "Why Miranda! You look absolutely ill. Are you quite alright?"
She still didn't reply, just looked at the wall. He sighed and walked over to her. "You have your wedding to attend my dear. Shall we get going?"
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And so sorry for any grammar and spelling mistakes. And there are plenty.