|The Stars of Two Lovers
Author: SomaSam PM
This is a FinnXAttia Fan fic, based at the end of Sapphique. This is my first fanfic, so please comment on what to improve on.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Friendship - Finn & Attia - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,309 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 05-05-12 - Published: 04-14-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8024642
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Hi guys! I finally got around to finishing up this fan fic. Procrastination is nice, right?
Either way, read it and I hope you enjoy, comments on what to improve would be nice, blah blah blah.
Chapter 4: The Wedding Day
Finn was scowling out a window, staring at the cloudy sunset.
"Ah come on Finn, cheer up," Kerio said as he dressed up in his newest fancy suit," Today's a special day."
"Special doesn't mean good," Finn told him as he striated his collar for the tenth time this minute," Man, this suit is trying to strangle me."
"But it does look rather dashing on me, no?" Kerio said as he stepped out of the changing room. Like always, he managed to look strikingly handsome. His suit was immaculate, with diamonds buttoned into the cuffs. His shoes were so well shined that they hurt to look at. His eyes were a cool blue that seemed to glisten. His dirty blond hair was tied back in a ponytail that was flipped over his shoulder. And at his waist was a saber with its hilt incrusted in rare jewels.
But Finn merely shook his head.
"Oh come on, stop acting like such a downer," Kerio said with a crooked smile, and then he got a more serious look on his face," Are you sure about this? Do you know how much you are going to give up by doing this?"
For the first time today, a smile touched the edges of Finn's mouth," Yeah, I know this is what I want."
"Well, I hope you're sure about it brother, cause there is no turning back now."
It was night time and the clouds had finally blown away, letting the stars in all their glory shine down on the to-be-wed couple. There was a great gathering of people on the two rows of stands that faced out towards the pond and the wedding stand.
So many people there, some he knew others Finn had never seen before. The Warden and Incarceron were the guests of honor. Rix and a few of the Amazon half woman were there. He didn't really know them, but they were apparently friends of Kerio and Attia. Casper, Sigmund, and most of the castle staff were there too. And even against Finn and Claudia's objections, a few of the Comitiaus members and other Incareron prisoners had shown up as well. Big and little Amos waved at Finn, they seemed to act nice and orderly, but he couldn't be sure if he could trust them. Liz and a few of the other small kids from the Comitiaus had come too, and were helping them selves to the sweet table. In the corner was Attia who was talking with a big muscular man, for a moment he felt his face grow flush with jealously, thinking the man was talking up Attia but she soon left him and took a seat in the crowd.
They were all here for the wedding thought Finn. He felt a slight twinge of regret, but quickly pushed it away, 'You made your choice Finn, no turning back,' he told himself.
Then everything got quite all of a sudden. A lone figure stood at the top of the stairs of the castle. Then Claudia slowly made her way down the aisle. She looked amazing; she wore a pure white dress and had several flowers in her hair, pink roses, Finn remembered. And resting against her pocket was her father's old pocket watch, with Incarceron dangling at the end of the chain.
As she walked further down the aisle a soft wedding song began to start up. Finn's heart rate for some reason was getting even faster. He wasn't sure if he should stop it now, run up and stop the wedding or not. But one quick look at Kerio told him not to, he had made his choice, and he knew what he wanted.
The first few parts were just the boring stuff; you will live side by side, always in each other's need, blah blah blah. Then the most important part came up," Daughter of John Arlex, the Warden of Incarceron, do you give your hand in marriage, and become the Queen of the realm, Claudia Arlex?" The priest asked her.
"I do." Claudia said, with not a waver in her voice.
This was it. Finn could not stop this now even if he wanted to. He let himself have a slight smile.
"And you, new prince of the realm, son and escapee of Incarceron, wish to give your hand in marriage and become the King of the Realm, KERIO HAVAARNE?" The priest's voice rang out across the court yard.
"I-I do." Kerio managed. This was the first time Finn had ever known Kerio's voice to stutter. Then again Kerio said it, this time with all his resolve," I DO!"
"Then let these too become bound to each other in holy matrimony, now and forever. And let the Realm rejoice as it welcomes its new King and Queen!"
The cries of joy and cheer were deafening to Finn after the long silence. He let out a large breath that he hadn't known he had been holding. Attia was at his side and trying to pull him up and out of his seat. He picked himself up and let her drag him over to the newly bound couple. Kerio seemed happy with a smile on his face and everything, though he looked a little over whelmed at the same time. Claudia was an expert at hiding her emotions, so as far as Finn could tell she looked happy too.
"I'm so happy for you two!" Attia said with true enthusiasm.
"Oh please, you're just happy that you get Finn all to yourself," Kerio said, for the first time making a joke with Attia lacking any scorn. This made Attia blush but nod her head.
"But really, what kind of name is Havaarne?" Attia asked still giggling about the marriage.
"It's the name of the royal family here, Giles is a Havaarne, and since Kerio is Giles brother he is a Havaarne too," Claudia told her as she led them to the big dining table where they would have the wedding feast.
As they were walking down from the stage and through the crowd of people John, the Warden, walked up and placed a hand on both of the couple's shoulders and squeezed them affectionately. He then turned and warned Kerio about what he had just gotten himself into when he had married Claudia, making them all laugh, and she promptly kicked him in the shin making John grimace and everyone else laugh harder. But after the laughing had subsided, Claudia had managed to catch the slightest glimpse of a single tear rolling down her father's face. He was proud, even if he could not admit it, but just knowing it was all the praise she needed.
The servants were busy running around, getting everyone situated, and the food placed down as Kerio, Claudia, and the rest of them started to sit down for the feast. Everyone was having a good time, with Keiro and Claudia at the head of the table and Finn, Attia, Jared, and the warden all sitting on either side. They ate and talked and laughed. While the food was delicious and plentiful. Out of old habits, Attia would take a piece out of everything Finn chose and ate it before he could stop her; thankfully none of the foods were corrosive. But as Attia reached for a nice shiny green apple that she had been eyeing, Finn lunged and snatched it from her hand, then proceeded to take a bite out of it. After a minute, he gave the apple back to her and whispered," I won't have you sacrificing yourself if I can't do the same." Everyone smiled as Attia blushed a deep red.
"So, you are the boy my sis has been talkin' about," A deep voice sounded from behind Finn making him spin around, and crack his elbow on the table in the process. It was the same young man he had seen Attia talking to. She seemed surprised and a little bit scared.
"Umm, I think so," Finn said as he stood up and offered his hand to the man,"My name is Finn."
The man stood for a moment, eyeing Finn, while Attia was shifting in her chair restlessly. Then the man raised his hand and grasped Finn's, shaking it approvingly ,"Mine is Joshua, I am Attia's big brother." Finn remembered Attia once talking about her family, and how she only had a few older brother and sisters left. He took a moment to look closely at his face; he had dark brown hair, and like Attia's it had a few highlights streaking down it. And his eyes had the same steely confidence that Attia had as well. "I have to thank you, I never thought I would be able to see my sis again after the Comitiaus took her from the Civicry. But you some how managed to get her out of all this mess alive and healthy."
The part about the Comitiaus attack made Finn pause for a moment. Attia, seeing his hesitation, stood up and grabbed Finn's hand," Yes, Finn has helped me so many times, its hard to keep track."
"But I'm sure he needed you to watch his back for him." Josh told back, looking down at his younger sister with pride, "I still can't believe you guys were the ones that freed us from Incarceron!" He then noticed the rest of the party goers where all looking up at him, "I'll get settled down then, I don't want to ruin this big day, catch you latter sis."
It was later that night that the four young adults sat in Attia's Attic. Most of the guests had gone to bed. Josh had just finished catching up with Attia, while Kerio and Finn had been talking with some of the old Comitiaus members and asking what they might do now that they were free. Claudia had been stuck talking to the guests the entire day, and was tired by the time she had come up. Kerio and Claudia sat together on the couch, while Attia rested her head on Finn's shoulder as they rested on the rug by the fire. The drapes were pulled back, letting in the glory of the stars and moon.
"Well, that was fun," Kerio said as he poured himself a generous glass of red wine," would you like any my dear?" Kerio was heavy on the sarcasm.
"I don't think that is anyway to talk to your new wife, and the queen," Attia told him.
"I have to agree, my dear; that was very much uncalled for. But yes, I would like a glass if you don't mind," Claudia said, all very proper and such.
"Oh no, she is already starting to sound like royalty. Next thing you know, she is going to make you wear those huge, frilly ruffs around your neck," Finn teased them, remembering how Claudia had been trying to make him wear the silly things the other day.
Kerio poured Claudia a glass and handed it gently to her. Ignoring Finn's last comment he pulled out two more glasses and filled them to the brim then offered them to Finn and Attia," So you two, care to have a little drink? I hear one glass won't do too much harm."
Attia and Finn both blushed deeply. Apparently Kerio had found out about their experience last night. "Ummm…" was all they could manage, which made Kerio laugh even louder and Claudia giggle like a school girl.
Kerio pushed the glasses over to them, "Come on brother, you rarely ever smile. Why don't you treat the new couple by having a good time with your girlfriend?
Finn blushed even more heavily as he reached over and took a sip from his glass. Attia turned and smiled at him as she took a sip of her own wine, "I don't know Kerio, your Oath-brother dances with two left feet!" She laughed, which spilled more wine on the carpet and made Finn turn as red as his wine.
Realizing he had been backed into a corner with no way to escape it, so he set his cup down, stood up, and offered his hand to Attia. She took it gingerly and they walked over into the moonlight. But before they started she said," Well it wouldn't be polite to not offer the King and Queen the first dance?"
"Sure,"Kerio said, while Claudia agreed," Sounds like fun,"
Kerio and Claudia started to dance while Finn and Attia moved the couch against the wall. Much to Finn's surprise, Kerio and Claudia danced with the grace of angles. Finn could only imagine where Kerio could have learned to dance like that in Incarceron.
He went over to the table and took a drink of wine to cool off his nerves. But as he turned around, Attia was standing right in front of him. And before he could do anything, Attia embraced him and pecked him on the check.
"Come on Finn, you can't expect me to dance alone." She said with a kind and loving smile on her face as she dragged him back onto the dance floor. Finn and Attia started to dance. They still weren't that good, tripping and stumbling over each other every once and a while, but they enjoyed it none the less.
After they had danced for a while and they were resting against the wind Finn asked a question "Can I ask you something, Attia?" The moonlight was shinning on her skin, making her almost seem to glow. A lump had started to form in his throat.
"What is it?" She asked back.
"Could you ever love me, after all the wrongs I've done to you?" Finn asked, his voice cracking with uncertainty, as if he was afraid of what he might hear.
Attia frowned for a moment, thinking. Then a sad smile broke out on Attia's face, one that showed all the pain and suffering she had received on her journey here.
"I always have," She said as she pulled Finn close and kissed him.
Yeah! Finally done with this Fan Fic! This was all pretty fun to write.
Thanks for anyone who bothered to read this. Commenting would be nice.
And hooray for FinnXAttia stories.