Chapter 4

Morgaine returned to Avalon, and she did not enter the world of man for another 12 years. In that time, she gave birth tothe twins, twohealthy babies; a boy named Xander and a girl named Helena. They were both very cute, and with their mother and grandmother both as Priestesses, they learned the way of old for the first 12 years of their life.

It was when Lancelot came home one day that he told his wife it was time to be on the mainland, with the people of Arthur. He told her of the great battle he foresaw, and how Xander was going to play a part in it. Guinevere had given birth to a son, and he was weak, and mean, and not the type of man anyone wanted ruling Camelot.

"Why does Xander play a part in it?" Morgaine asked, she was worried for her only son.

"Because it comes down to him and his cousin Hector. Hector challanges him for the throne, and only one will win. Mother and father, ( Merlin is Lancelot's father, at least in my story. ) have told me these things. They almost never lie, but it is possible to change the future from them."

"And what part do I play?" Helena asked.

"I'm not sure yet. I will find out later. For now, we must move into the world of man. I am making a huge decision, one that I know you don't like, and we can return whenever we wish, afterall, we have mother and father here, but it is time for a change, and son, you need to learn how to fight, and I don't have the time to teach you here. I will have more time after work. So, we will move in two weeks." Lancelot explained. Morgaine did not argue with him, only agreed.

That night, after the children were in bed asleep, Morgaine asked Lancelot if his parents knew. He had told them already, and although they did not approve, they were not angry at him. "You don't have to come with me if you don't want to." Lancelot told Morgaine.

"But I love you, and I love our children, and I want to be with you all. Yes, I do love Avalon as well, but my family is more important, and if you see that the world of man is a better place for our family, then I will follow you there and make our life as good as I possibly can there. I lived there for awhile too." She grinned widely at him. "Besides, what would I do without you during the night?" She kissed him and lured him to bed.

Their last day there, they got a visit from Vivaine and Merlin. "Hello children." The kids ran out to greet their grandmother. She loved them so much. Merlin gave Xander a stone that shone brightly and Vivaine gave Helena a rose that was always glass but looked real. She told her she could see the future with it and to use it wisely. Xander's stone could make him invisible. The children were very happy.

Vivaine and Morgaine went for a walk. "So, do you want to leave your life here?" Vivaine asked.

"No, not really." Morgaine replied. Then she began to cry. For no reason at all except for stress and the fact that she knew she would miss Avalon. She told Vivaine of her fears for her children out there, how she knew that Lancelot was right, but how she did not want her son to be a soldier. She cried because all the magic she had learned was going to most likely be of no use in the world of common man. She cried for many reasons, and she told Vivaine them all. And she loved Vivaine like her own mother, even coming to call her mother after her marriage to Lancelot. She wasso scared, and for the first time, she did not have an elder in her life to guide her.