Chapter XI: The Circle of Life Completed
LES: Lucky you guys, this is the last and most original chapter in this story. So here we go…
It started to rain. The Guards had over powered the Metal-Heads and they were working on driving them out of the City, back where they belong. Everyone waited to see who would come back down the stairs, Praxis or Jak. For they had seen both go up and they knew only one was coming back.
To everyone's joy, the figure that appeared at the bottom of the stairs was that of Jak. He had a large bruise on one side of his face, but other than that, he was fine. "It is done." He breathed.
His mother, Queen Ashelin, rushed up to her son. "I'm so proud of you, son. And I know your father would have been proud too." Jak smiled, that was the highest praise that his mother could have given him. They embraced, "I missed you so much."
"I missed you too, Mother." Jak said. Keira walked up and Jak looked longingly back at her over his mother's shoulder. Ashelin noticed this small glance and backed away from Jak. Jak then took Keira in his arms and they stared lovingly into each other's eyes.
"I love you, Jak." Keira breathed.
"I love you, too." Jak whispered back at her.
"Your Majesty?" Jak looked up. Samos waited for him at the foot of the stairs that led to the throne. Keira let go of Jak, and he walked over to Samos. Samos pointed up at the throne. It had the Royal Crown sitting on it. Jak recognized the set up for the Crowning Ceremony. Jak looked at Samos. "It is time." Samos said.
Jak began to walk up the stairs towards the throne. He was fully aware of everyone in the throne room watching him. He took deep breathes, but he couldn't help but think that I few days ago, he wanted nothing to do with his destiny. Yet, here he was. He reached the top and looked at the crown, the number of times he had seen his father wear it. He picked up the crown and paused, the moment of truth. He looked out the window to the cloudy sky. The rain clouds separated just for a second and a single star shone though, it twinkled.
"Remember…" Damas' voice echoed.
Jak grinned. He turned around to face everyone, his or her breath was held. He held the crown up for everyone to see, and then he placed it on his head.
Everyone cheered as King Jak headed back down the staircase. Everyone gathered about him, congratulating him on becoming King. Jak laughed when Daxter asked to borrow some Eco, "Since you now have more than you can handle…"
Then, Jak looked over everyone's smiling faces. Keira stood in a corner, she was smiling too, but it seemed forced. Jak waked past everybody towards her and took her arm. He led her somewhere private. As soon as they were alone, Keira burst into tears.
"What's wrong?" Jak asked, bewildered. For he couldn't think of anything that could make her upset.
"It's just that…" Keira said tearfully, "That you're King now. And you have to marry a Princess. I love you with all my heart, but I'm no Princess.
"Keira," Jak couldn't help but laugh. "Who says I can't marry you? I'm not the King for nothing. They aren't going to stop me from marrying who I want." Jak looked down at Keira, his eyes full of love. "I want the person I marry to be you."
Keira burst into tears again, but these were tears of happiness. "Oh, Jak! I love you! And I'd be honored to marry you!"
(Two Years Later)
Haven City that had almost been destroyed under Praxis' rule was now restored back to its former glory under the rule of King Jak and Queen Keira. Everything was alive again, and the people were happy. But, they were not as happy as the Royal couple, for today was an important day. In the Palace, all the important people were gathered in the throne room.
King Jak Mar and Queen Keira Mar stood at the foot of the throne, beaming. Everyone waited for something. Suddenly Samos the Sage walked in, holding a small bundle in his arms, it was a baby, Jak and Keira's child! Samos held the small child up for all to see while his proud parents look on. This child was special; this child was the child of Jak Mar, and the future ruler of Haven Kingdom…Fin!! : )
LES: Whew! This Fic is done! Fin! After 69 pages of writing… I think I need to go to bed… Hope you enjoyed this fic as much as I enjoyed writing it. I also hope you found it more original than "Beauty and the Beast: Jak 2 Style." Nice reviews loved, constructive criticism welcome, flames laughed at, so don't even bother. It's a waste of your time and mine.