Author: lioness94 PM
Edmund&Lucy return from Narnia to find that their mother is dead.The Pevensies make a choice-they decide to return to Narnia or atleast try to .Meanwhile,Caspian must choose whether to return to Ramandu's isle or not.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Caspian X & Susan Pevensie - Chapters: 11 - Words: 10,868 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 12-09-12 - Published: 11-09-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5501344
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Disclaimer: I don't own the Chronicles of Narnia.
Yeah I know it's literally been years since I've updated but I was fresh out of ideas so thanks to mae-E for helping me out with that- I may not have used them all but it was good to discuss this story with someone. I figured that all of you people who've been reviewing, following and favouriting definitely deserved better than me leaving you all hanging-so, this chapter is the last one but it is closure.
Also, please leave me a review and since I've been such an absolute douche- I'll understand if you don't or if it's a flame.
Chapter 11: Letting go
Susan was still reeling with shock from everything which Dr. Cornelius had told her. She knew in her heart that she had been expecting this all along-she had never truly believed that Caspian had stopped loving her.
As she stood waiting in the garden-she was almost overwhelmed with the realization of how much she loved him. In her mind she thanked Aslan for not letting her love go to waste. She also felt guilt-guilt for doubting him so, for greeting him so coldly.
She did not know how much time passed as she waited for she was so absorbed in her thoughts. After what seemed like ages she heard footsteps approaching her.
Suddenly her entire being was concentrated on Caspian and as he drew nearer, her breath quickened and she felt an untold panic rising within her-akin to what she had felt when she left him at the Telmarine castle, what she had felt when she had seen him again just a few hours back.
He walked up to her and when she still did not turn, he took hold of her hands and turned her about to face him. There was a smile on his face as he looked down into her eyes but when he spoke she could hear the anguish in his voice.
"I was looking for you and I didn't know where to find you," he said, sounding lost and wistful and she could see the sadness in his eyes.
"I'm sorry…I'm so sorry," she said by way of reply- her voice a whisper because she found herself unable to speak any louder- and they both knew that she was apologizing for everything that she had done, and everything she had not done. She let her head drop, looking away as her eyes filled with tears.
"I'm sorry too, Susan…forgive me." He let go of her hands and placing his hands on her cheeks, he slowly made her look into his eyes again. She opened her mouth slightly as if she were about to say something but then she decided not to say anything, and she kept her silence with a slight shake of her head.
"I was so lost with you gone," he murmured before trailing off once again, looking at her intently, as if to memorize every single detail of her face and she reciprocates the smile which forms on his face.
"I was too," she says, and suddenly her expression falls again, "Oh, Caspian, you could never love the person I was, the person I'd become," she whispers as she turns away from him, pacing and wringing her hands nervously.
"Susan, if you truly believe that then you do not yet understand the depth of my love for you. I've seen who you are truly- you may have changed for a while, my love, but you will always be the same caring, beautiful person who will do anything to protect those she loves." He lowers his voice almost to a whisper, as if to match hers and he stops her pacing by taking hold of her hands in both of his and drawing her closer to him.
"You don't understand- I said that I didn't believe in Narnia, I told Lucy that they were just playing games. I was so vicious to them all," she protests, her gaze earnest on his face as she tries to explain what she had done, it is almost as if this is a penance.
"Hush, Susan, none of that matters now. What matters is that you are here, in Narnia- and you cannot have returned if you did not truly believe."
She sighs in defeat and then suddenly looks up at him with a bright smile on her face.
"You're right- I'm going to let go of that because I'm here now, with you, and Aslan says that we're not leaving again."
He smiles with her again and this time he is the one who initiates the kiss- his lips warm against hers, she hooks her arms around his neck and his slip around her waist. After what feels like an eon, they pull apart and she rests her head on his chest, sighing in contentment. He rests his chin on the top of her head and they both fall silent.
"I'm happy, Caspian- I haven't been this happy in a long time. The last time we were here there was the War and the fact that we would have to leave but now- now, I'm happy," she tells him, her posture completely relaxed as she allows him to hold her close and run his fingers through her hair.
"I know- I am too," he replies and she can practically hear him smiling.
"I love you, so much," she says and as he replies to this, the sun rises over the rooftops, and for a few minutes the garden is illuminated like a paradise.
I'm sorry for the extra cheesiness of this chapter but I really didn't see the story going anywhere else- and also, these two deserve it. Maybe someday I'll rewrite it or do a sequel or something but for now this is it. I'm really sorry for the awfulness quotient folks.