Athmae

Athmae saw herself sittingat a tableat restaurant. She smiled as a man with dark brown hair, and shocking deep blue eyes sat down. He wasn't bulky with muscles, but was slender with a small build. He was wearing a white shirt with leather pants.

The man held her hand and then leaned over and kissed her on the lips. He kneeled down on one knee in front of her still holding her hand. He reached in his pocket and pulled out a small box. He opened it and revealed a diamond ring. The man took it out of the box and placed it on Athmae's finger on her left hand, and kissed her deeply one more time.

Athmae saw herself with this man again but it was in a street this time. She was holding his hand and laughing along with him. He grabbed her around the waist and held her close.

Suddenly, ten men stepped out into front of them and one of them pointed towards the man. He stepped in front of Athmae to stop her from charging in. He called for someone, and when Athmae turned she saw her friend Jason coming towards them. The man turned toward Athmae and grabbed her by her shoulders and said, "Athmae what ever happens get yourself out of this town. Don't turn back here, I will find you if I live."

Athmae's eyes started to water, "Please don't do this Chris! There is too many of them! Let me help you!"

"Don't worry I can handle this. You'll see! We'll get married, I promise. I love you." The man named Chris replied placing a hand on Athmae's face. "Just go with Jason."

Jason took Athmae by the hand and pulled her away from her fiancée. Athmae followedJason to a back alley when she heard a scream. She spun around and saw Chris fall to his knees with an arrow sticking out from his heart. Athmae tried to run back but Jason grabbed her by her waist.

"NNNNNNNNooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! Christopher!!!!!!" Athmae wailed as tears streamed down her face. She struggled to try to get to him but Jason's grip was too strong.

"Christopher!!!" Athmae exclaimed sitting strait up on her mat. She was in a cold sweat and her breathing was very heavy, as if she just got done running. Athmae placed her hands on her forehead and sighed. Why did I have this dream again? I haven't dreamed of that day with Chris in years.Why didI start having these dreams again? This has been the second week so far.She looked around and saw Ashe looking at her awkwardly.

"Who is Christopher?" Ashe asked.

"Nobody," Athmae replied.

"If it's nobody then why do you have dreams about him?" Athmae looked at him in a blank stare. "For about two weeks now you have been mumbling "Chris" in your sleep. So who is he?"

Athmae kept staring at him before getting up. She stepped over the sleeping Rhapsody, and sat down next to Ashe. "Tell me why you're so interested in Rhapsody. And I'll tell you who he is."

Ashe stared at Athmae and said, "She is just one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen." Ashe seemed to drift off in thought. "So, whois he?"

"Hmmm?"

"Chris. Who is he?"

Athmae smiled and leaned back on the log and said, "Someone who was very close to me…and now is gone."

Palamon

Palamon was eating an apple in the kitchen in the Great Hall. It had been two weeks since Athmae had left. He missed her more than he thought he would. He leaned back in his chair and sighed deeply.

Achmed walked into the room and saw Palamon mopping in his chair for the 10th time this week. "Pull it together. It's only been two weeks and you are falling apart."

"What makes you think that?" Palamon said trying to cover up his sadness.

"You have been mopping around the Great Hall ever since Athmae left. By the way I have a meeting with a new guard. I need you to see what his motives are."

"You mean tap into his head and find out if you can trust him."

"Something like that." Achmed said smiling.

"Fine, I guess I don't mind being at your disposal."

"So glad you agree. Now get off your lazy arse and come with me."

Palamon got off his chair and walked into the throne room with Achmed. Achmed sat down side ways in his chair and Palamon leaned along side of it. "Grunthor show the boy in."

Grunthor came back into the Great Hall with a man wearing black and red armor. He dropped down onto one knee in front of Achmed. "Your majesty. I would be honored if I could be a part of your royal guard." The man spoke.

Palamon went pale he walked over to the man kneeling on the floor. Achmed stared at Palamon is confusion. "Christopher?" Palamon asked. The man lifted his head at the calling of his name to reveal shockingdeep blue eyes. He went pale too at the sight of Palamon.

"Palamon?" Chris asked.

"I thought you were dead." Palamon questioned.

"Who is this?" Achmed interrupted.

"This is Christopher. And I don't need to read his mind to figure out what his motives are. Question is how did you know where she was?"

Chris smiled, "One Palamon, you can not stop love. Two a little birdie told me."

"Jason, you bastard." Palamon muttered under his breath. "Ohhh, Athmae is going to love this."