|Goodbye is not Forever
Author: Lyn Harkeran PM
It takes place a year after the events of the original story. Jareth misses Sarah, and decides to take matters into his own hands by blackmailing Sarah into coming back to the Labyrinth. Or condemn her friends, Hoggle, Ludo, Sir Diddymus, and Ambrosia. Updates are sporadic but I am still writing this story!Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Drama - Jareth & Sarah - Chapters: 17 - Words: 33,045 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 04-04-13 - Published: 11-29-10 - id: 6516436
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Chapter Fifteen: Lillian
Flashback- Chapter Seven
"Have you considered my offer?" He asked, his eyes twinkling with anticipation.
Jareth lifted an eyebrow, waiting for her to continue.
"I," Sarah began, but faltered, and took a shaky breath, trying to clear her mind. His eyes wouldn't leave her alone.
"What is your choice my love?" He asked gently.
"I. . . . I. . . . ." She stuttered, trying to get the words out. It seemed impossible to agree to his proposition, but she didn't have a choice. She had come so far, and now it was all in vain. The Goblin King had won.
"I will be your bride. . . Jareth." She said finally, tears quietly falling from her eyes.
Jareth reached up with his gloved hand and caught one of her tears. He looked at it carefully, his eyes unblinking. He held the tear stained finger up in the air, and twisted his hand. In the tears place appeared a small crystal.
"Your dreams were never meant to be taken Sarah." He said as he peered into the beautiful little crystal.
"But they were Jareth."
He looked up at her and smiled sadly, "Yes."
He brought his hand up to rest on her cheek. "Please Sarah; try to understand that I have no choice." He said softly. "My kingdom is dying. Without a queen on the throne, my world; my people will cease to exist. I am doing this because I must."
"But you're getting what you wanted. It is not merely a service for your kingdom." Sarah said bitterly.
"I love you Sarah." He said extending the crystal to her. "And I am offering you your dreams."
Sarah stared at him, her eyes blurring with her tears. But even without her vision, she knew what the crystal showed.
"Will you be my Queen? Will you help me rebuild the Goblin City with a firm hand? And will you except your future, by accepting your dreams?" Jareth inquired, his hand still resting on her cheek.
Sarah hesitantly reached for her dream crystal and Jareth handed it to her willingly. She looked into it, and saw what her life could've been. It was the most blissful image she had ever seen.
Jareth leaned down and kissed her, "Sarah Williams, the Queen of the Goblins." He smiled against her lips, and then pulled away.
"I will live within you," he said picking her up in his arms, and standing. The King of the Goblins smiled and in a shower of glitter and fabric, Jareth and Sarah teleported back to the Labyrinth.
Flashback- Chapter One
"When our King was 351 years of age he met Lillian. He lost his heart to her, only minutes after they had first met.
She was from the upper-ground. But she was so beautiful she looked like a Fae, with her purple eyes and dark hair. But she was not only fair in looks, but personality as well." Mariya recalled.
"Her voice was like running water. Lillian could charm the most hostile person just by singing. And as you know song is very important to us Goblins." The Goblin woman's children all nodded.
"Jareth wooed her and won her and they were to be married. Lillian was to be our Queen. But alas it was not meant to be. For one her last day in the upper world, she was killed. Jareth tried to heal her, but he was too late and the wound was too deep. She died a painful death, held in the arms of her beloved."
"Lillian's death nearly killed Jareth. He lost his feeling, and his love for life. He became a hard-hearted ruler, and stopped caring about his people. He made a vow that he would avenge Lillian, and with that revenge he disbanded love from his heart for he could not bear to lose another, to death.
He tracked down the man who had killed his precious Lillian, and he made him suffer for what he had done. He tortured the man until he went crazy. And then he killed him. Within doing this Jareth truly became a tyrant.
He hated the upper world and he hated men, for what they had taken from him. So he created the Labyrinth. . ." – Mariya the Goblin
Sarah opened her eyes, and instantly closed them. Why was it so bright?
"Open your eyes, Sarah Williams. Don't fear the light."
The girl slowly reopened her eyes and after a few seconds of squinting was able to view her surroundings. She was in a cave of sorts, but instead of rocks and darkness, the walls were completely white and shined like precious gemstones. "What is this place?" Sarah asked aloud, her mouth open in awe.
"This is the gateway between the realm of the Rulers and the Goblin Kingdom." The voice answered. "It is a very sacred place. . . A very harmonious place."
"Who are the Rulers?"
"They are the Gods of the Goblin people."
Sarah looked around for the owner of the voice and after turning her head in a wide radius, she spotted her. With long white blonde hair cut to her shoulders and stunning violet eyes, she stood near one of the white walls, watching. Sarah scrambled to her feet as quickly as she could, and abruptly tripped. She would have fallen flat on her face, if the woman hadn't caught her.
Sarah's dark green eyes met the woman's' and for a moment they just stared at one another. As they studied each other, Sarah felt her stomach turn. No it couldn't be. . . Could it?
"Who are you?" The younger of the two asked quietly.
The woman with the white hair smiled gently. "Have you no inclination, Sarah?"
Sarah shook her head, fighting what her instincts told her. She couldn't be her. It was impossible. . .
The woman let go of Sarah's forearms, and stood back up to her full height. Then she held her hand out to the girl. "Listen to your senses. Stop fighting yourself, and become one with your mind."
Sarah hesitantly accepted the hand, and stood up. Her eyes began to brim with tears as she asked once more. "Who are you?"
The woman closed her eyes, "Who do you think I am, Sarah?"
Sarah fought back her tears with all the willpower she possessed. She couldn't give into to her heart. She couldn't be weak.
"I think you are Lillian Williams." Sarah answered in a choked whisper. "I think . . . you are my mother."
The woman smiled. "I am."
Hoggle had prided himself in his ability to remain calm in bad situations, but now he completely threw his talent out the window, and looked to the man he hated the most.
The Goblin King looked up from his research; his glasses perched on the bridge of his nose. Though he was tired from his lack of sleep, the Goblin King was still very aware of his surroundings. "What is it Hedge-Wart?"
Hoggle ignored the rude tone and spoke. "Something's wrong with Sarah!"
Jareth was up and out of his chair in seconds, and was soon standing above the sleeping form of the young girl. The King watched her face, and put his fingers to her neck to check her pulse. Her heartbeat had increased considerably.
"Move," Jareth hissed to the small dwarf as he sat on the bedside, and rolled up his sleeves. When Hoggle didn't obey, Jareth looked at him annoyed. "Do you want Sarah to suffer because of our differences? Or are you just trying to prove a point?"
"Promise yeh won't hurt her." Hoggle said in a shaky voice.
Jareth nodded once and his tone was a bit softer than before. "I promise, Hoggle. I promise. Now will you please move?"
Hoggle jumped off the bed and moved to the other side of the room, where his companions sat in a small huddle. Ludo had cried himself to sleep not too long ago, and Sir Diddymus and Ambrosia sat on the floor, playing a game of scrabble, which Marshus the Goblin had been kind enough to fetch for them. The friends didn't know how long they would have to wait for Sarah to wake up, but they knew they could never leave her side again. They had to stick with their friend no matter what.
Jareth murmured spells under his breath and fought the magic barriers that surrounded the girls' brain, trying to see what was happening to her. Sweat poured from Jareth as he fought with the unknown force. With a small yell, Jareth was finally able to break through, and see. But since he was so drained, he was only able to keep his spell up for several seconds. As the King crashed back into reality, tears had filled his eyes.
Hoggle ran back to the Goblin Kings' side and laid a hand on his arm. "What is it? What did yeh see, Jareth?"
The King lifted his eyes to the dwarves' and Hoggle took a step back. He had never seen Jareth look so . . . empty, and surprised. What on earth could he have seen, that made him thus?
Jareth took a deep shaky breath. "She's with Lillian. . . She's with her mother."
Sarah hugged her mother, and sobbed into her chest, "Momma!"
Lillian kissed her forehead tenderly, and stroked her back. "It's alright, little song bird. I'm here."
"But you died!" Sarah cried. "You died!"
"Yes," Lillian agreed solemnly. "I am dead. But I have come back to help you."
Sarah looked up at her mother, "I missed you so much."
The woman's violet eyes filled with tears too now. "And I you. . . But I've never left you."
Sarah reached up and kissed her mothers' cheek, just as she had done so many times when she was little. "I love you momma."
"I love you too, Sarah."
Hey guys! It's been forever! O_O Sorry!
I know this left you with a lot of questions, but I promise they will all be answered in the next two chapters. :) And yes, Lillian and Sarah are mother and daughter. I put the flashbacks from past chapters in here because I wanted to refresh all your memories. :D I can't wait for the next chapters! AHHHHHHHHHHH!
Please leave reviews, and tell me what you think of the new twist! Thanks for your patience and awesome support.