|Daughter of White
Author: FaeFreak14 PM
Artemis and the Pevensies have returned on a brand new adventure. They have to help Prince Caspian save Narnia! Will true love reign? Will Artemis' secrets come out? Sequel to the Last Daughter of Eve (sorry about the terrible summary). Second book of the Daughter of Narnia Series.I don't own Narnia in any way, shape or form. I only own my OC.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Edmund Pevensie & Aslan - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,247 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 12-09-12 - Published: 12-07-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8774046
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Author's Note: I'm back! Hope you like this one! :) I changed it to first-person.
I wandered through the streets of London. It had been a while since I was last here. I looked around, glancing into store windows. It was chilly, but not to the point that I needed a coat. My curly brown had was pulled up into a ponytail, keeping it out of my face. i felt the stares from occasional people as I walked around. It was obvious that I didn't belong. When I came upon a clothing store that was open, I didn't hesitate to step inside. The store's clerk gawked at me in my Narnian clothing. I ignored him and grabbed some clothing. I went into a changing room, slipping on the skirt, blouse and stockings. I decided to leave her boots on and came out of the room, handing the clerk the respective amount of money with a considerably large tip. After that was taken care of, I left the store. I looked up at the sky, as the sound of a hunting horn filled her ears "It has begun."
As I walked over to the train station, I noticed a familiar face. Susan Pevensie. I walked over to the newsstand where Susan was standing, some boy talking to her. I picked up a paper and handed the man some money, from my endless supply of money Aslan had provided for me. "Thanks," the scruffy looking guy grunted, while smoking his pipe.
I smiled at him as I handed him some more money. He looked at surprised, "You already payed-"
"I hope your dog gets better, sir."
Before he could reply, I walked away, carefully weaving through the traffic. I descended down the stone stairs into the train station. After I handed my money to the ticket seller, I walked over to a fight that was causing a lot of noise and hype. The guards were trying to pull two of the offenders away and I started laughing when I saw that they were Edmund and Peter Pevensie. Peter had a slightly bruised cheek and Edmund's lip was bleeding. "You never learn do you, Ed?" I whispered to myself.
Edmund looked into the crowd and his eyes locked with mine. Astonishment covered his face as he tried to make his way to me. I turned around, struggling through the crowd, only to crash into someone else. I looked up at the person I had crashed into, but they were already rushing past me. I stood up, preparing to go further down. I passed the Pevensies who were sitting on a bench. While waiting for the train to arrive, I listened to their conversation. "It was her," Edmund said. "I know it was Artemis."
Susan sighed, "I wish it could have been her, but how would she even get here?"
"Susan is right, Ed," Peter agreed.
"I know it was her," Edmund declared.
I sighed and turned around, strolling over to them. Without thinking, I smiled at the brown haired boy, "Hi, Edmund."
They all blinked up at me. Finally, Peter broke the awkward silence, "Artemis?"
I nodded, smiling brightly, "The one and only!"
They all smiled at me. My smile evaporated as I stepped back slightly. "What's wrong?" Edmund asked.
"Ouch, stop pinching me!" Lucy jumped to her feet, looking at Edmund.
"I didn't do anything." Edmund frowned, glancing at his sister.
The wind started to rip of the tiles from the walls and I smiled slightly. "Are you feeling it too?" Edmund looked at me.
"Yes," I whispered.
"I think we should all hold hands," Susan said.
Edmund gripped my hand while Lucy held onto my other one. I closed my eyes, reveling in the magic that swirled in the air. When I opened my eyes, we were in a cave. "We're here!" I announced.
Everyone looked around, giddy with excitement. They raced out of the cave onto the beach. I followed solemnly, deciding not to tell them what had happened while they were gone. The others were hastily taking of their shoes and socks, running barefoot down to the water, while they pulled their school jackets and ties away, before splashing into the clear water. The glittering drops were flying high up in the air, making sudden rainbows when they hit the sun rays. I watched them silently, letting them enjoy themselves while they could. Edmund noticed I wasn't with them. "Come on, Artemis!" he called, smiling his cutely.
The blue sea and the water fight was to tempting. I ran over to them, taking off my shoes and socks. "Well, that was nice." I smiled and looked at the others, who where gasping with laughter.
"I think we should take care of our clothes." Susan said, attempting to act like an adult.
"Hey, I don't remember any ruins in Narnia." Edmund said. His words made us all follow his gaze up the mountains. On the one straight ahead, withered stonewalls were still hanging on, while the vegetation was doing its to clean it away.
While they walked away, I followed slowly. It was fun while it lasted, but now it was time for business. The way up the hill was steep and they were all panting for breath when we reached the entrance to what looked like some kind of castle. I was barely out of breath, used to all day hikes. The others moved around, shouting out to each other as soon as they found something interesting. I didn't really feel like exploring, so I just sat down on one of the many rocks, lying around in the grass. I had already seen it all, when the bodies were still fresh. I watched them move around without a care in the world at the moment. "Who do you think lived here?" I heard Lucy ask. I looked at her, were she stood on an old terrace.
Susan opened her mouth to answer, but stopped herself when her eyes found something on the ground. She bent down and picked it up, flipping it in her hand. I peeked over her shoulder and saw that it was a part of Edmund's solid gold chest set, the one I had got him for his birthday. "I… I think we did." Susan's words shocked them, while I stood on the sidelines, hands clasped behind my back. Edmund and Peter joined our little group and looked at the gold figure.
"That's mine." Edmund frowned and took the horse like creature from his sister. I realized that it was a centaur., the piece Narnian's used for knights. "But what's that doing here?"
"Don't you see?" Lucy looked up at the others with a smile rising on her lips.
I took a few discreet steps back and moved away through the grass. They was going to get some time for themselves, I already knew. This brought up too many terrible memories. I heard them keep on talking, how Lucy lead them away to the heart of the ruins, where she put them up on a certain place. I smiled slightly. it almost looked like the coronation day. "Come on, Artemis." Edmund waved at me were he stood. Tall, dark-haired and handsome. Smiling.
I followed him and gripped his hand as he led me to the place my throne used to sit. As soon as I stood there, small orbs of light flew around my head, before a beautiful silver crown sat in it's place. I closed my eyes and when I opened them, I could imagine seeing the hall the way it used to look. A tear slid down my cheek. As quickly as it was beautiful, the whole scene disappeared, replaced with the dead bodies and fire and blood. I suddenly screamed, falling onto my knees, tears rushing down my face. "Make it stop! Please!" I cried.
Someone embraced me, their warm arms comforting me. I looked up into Edmund's brown eyes. "Are you okay?" he asked.
I nodded, noticing it was just a vision, "I'm sorry."
"It's okay," he whispered into my hair.
He helped me stand up. I reached up to her crown and lifted it off my head, causing it to disappear. "Isn't our old treasure chamber somewhere here nearby?" Peter looked at the others. "If this really is Cair Paravel, then it should be over there." He pointed into the bushes and then started to make his way there, followed by the others.
Edmund helped me down the steps. When we reached the others, they had already cleared the bushes and trees away and were now looking at a massive door. It looked kind of old, with its wood rotten and broken. "Stand back." I said straightening myself up.
I summoned my sword that I had named, "Beruna" after the first battle I had with it. Because sword can turn into any weapon I want (even modern weapons from England) it appeared in my hand in the shape of a large axe. I swung it, making a hole large enough for someone to rip the rest off. The boys made quick work of it, leaving a pile of wood next to them. Peter ripped the lowest part of his shirt of and put it around a stick he found on the ground. "You don't have any matches, do you?" he looked at Edmund and me, because we were the only ones who had bags.
I was about to say that I could light it on fire with magic until Edmund pulled something out of his bag. "No, but this might help." Edmund held a practically new torch up and smiled at Peter.
"And you couldn't have shown that before?" Peter laughed lightly.
Edmund smiled and then started to lead the way down the stairs, into the darkness of the castle. I felt strange about going down there, but I didn't say anything. I just followed the others downstairs, careful not to trip on anything.
The balustrade showed us a light room, on the lowest floor, with four golden chests. I saw that this made the others both happy and exited and they hurried down the last stair. I followed them with a slower pace. All of my things were stored at my cottage in the forest, I had moved them out long ago. Even before, I had my own treasure chamber hidden with magic. They opened their chests, gasped over that all of their old things was still there. They held clothes and weapons up, talked about the old times. I laughed at some of their comments. "Would you like to borrow one of my dresses, Artemis?" Susan asked.
I shook my head. As they began to pick theirs, I imagined my dress. Small strings of light fluttered over my, then burst, my white dress left in it's place. It was simpler than my other dresses, but that was okay. "Are you sure-" Susan glanced at me and did a double take when she saw my dress on me. "Where did that come from?"
"I used magic," I said innocently.
"Like what the Witch used?" Lucy said, shaking slightly.
I laughed, "No. I use White Magic. The Witch used the Black magic of a Jinn. I am the Daughter of White, the Immortal Princess, the Destined Queen. They are all of my titles."
Lucy and Susan went up again to change our clothes and I followed them, while the boys stayed in the chamber, arming them selves with swords and shields. Susan had a bow and arrows, Lucy held a small knife and a bottle with healing cordial.