AN: I know its been a long time since I've updated this story, but I hate to leave stories unfinished even if it takes me a longgggg time to finish them. So enjoy!

Chapter Nine:

Paris starred out over the sea. He had one thing on his mind. He wanted to save his cousin from that Greek brute.

"Paris what is on your mind?" Helen gently asked coming up behind him.

"I'm going to save Briseis one way or another. She is blinded by him."

"It's love," Helen gently said.

Paris turned to look at her. "what we have is love! what they have is far from it!"

She watched as he stormed off down the beach. The past few months had been hard on him. Briseis was his favorite cousin.

Briseis knelt over in pain. Something was wrong. Really wrong.

"Are you all right?" Alexis asked, kneeling next to her.

"I think so," Briseis said, slowly standing back up.

She stumbled slightly as Alexis caught her.

"I'm going to help you to bed and get the doctor." Alexis gently said.

In no mood to argue, Briseis agreed.

Achilles sprinted towards his and Briseis' bedchamber.

When word has reached him that Briseis was sick, he hurriedly turned back towards Phtia, instead of going on the hunting expedition. Alexis had sent the fastest rider for him.

The huge doors to the bedchamber were opening just as Achilles ran up to them. Alexis looked up at her brother with a slight smile on her face.

"is she alright?" Achilles asked worriedly.

Alexis continued to smile and just walked away.

Achilles burst into the room, where he found his mother sitting next to the bed, where Briseis lay. He walked over and sat down as his mother stood up and left the room without saying a word to him. Achilles gently ran his hand along her forehead then picked up her hand and squeezed it.

Briseis' eyes slowly fluttered open as she turned her head to look at Achilles. A soft smile crossed her lips.

"I'm pregnant," she whispered.

Achilles smiled back and kissed her lips softly.

Briseis closed her eyes again and fell back to sleep, while Achilles watched over her.

He was now more complete then ever.

Alexis sat in her garden, just starring up at the bright blue sky.

Everything was perfect.

Well about as perfect as it was going to get for the time being.

Achilles was alive, happy and going to be a father.

And Alexis absolutely adored Briseis. she was so glad that her brother found her.

Behind Alexis, someone watched her from the shadows.

"Now is everything so peaceful on Phtia that the princess can just sit in her garden?" a deep male voice asked.

Alexis quickly stood up and turned around to see a tall young man with gentle blue eyes emerge from the shadows.

A huge smile spread across her lips.

"Costas!" she cried out happily as she launched herself into his open arms.

She buried her head against his chest as he wrapped his arms around her.

"I've missed you so much," she whispered.

"I've missed you too," Costas said kissing the top of her head softly.

To the side of them, one of the tiny rose buds on Alexis' rose brush opened up into a beautiful red rose.