A/N:This is terrifying. I'm really scared to do this. I don't want anybody to be disappointed. It's sad. It's like my baby has grown up. There will be a major AN at the end. Could you please read it? Thank you.
Summary: Years after the battle on Badon Hill, Lancelot has resigned himself to a loveless life, ever watching from the sidelines. But his hope is slowly restored when he meets a young woman, who fills his world with light, like the rising of the moon.
Chapter Sixteen: Clothed with the Sun
there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the
sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve
- Bible, Book of Revelation
She walked into his room unannounced.
He was sitting on his bed, his head dropping, the material of her cloak sliding through his fingers.
"Do you love me?"
He looked up. And could not look away.
"Corin, I will love you even after I forget what love is."
She nodded before striding over to the bed and lowering herself onto Lancelot's lap, her legs resting either side of his. Threading her fingers into his dark curls, Corin leant down and gave him a deep, searing kiss. He returned the kiss hungrily, intensely, as if she were the only woman in the world. Her skin tingled with delight when his rough hands swept down her back, coming to rest possessively on her hips.
"Why are you here, Corin?" he choked out when the kiss ended, barely allowing himself to believe she was real and not just some sweetly torturous dream.
She shook her head and kissed him tenderly at the corner of his eye. "The heart has reasons that reason does not understand, Lancelot."
Nodding silently, Lancelot flipped them over until Corin was laying under him, he tracing patterns along her collarbone with his lips. She sighed and impatiently tugged at his shirt, pulling it over his head and tossing it to the floor. Her blood was already boiling, her skin burning from his touch.
But then, Lancelot stopped and rolled onto his side, surveying Corin intently through the dark room. Taking a deep breath and lifting his hand to cup her cheek, Lancelot spoke.
"I love you Corin," he murmured tenderly. "You must know this. I love you, and only you." His eyes did not leave hers. "I know… I didn't know that before. But I do now. I thought… I thought she was the only one. But I was wrong. I was blinded. You know this, yes?"
She moved to kiss him, but Lancelot stopped her.
"I don't just want tonight, Corin, I want every night. I want every kiss. I want all of you. I want to be lost in you, never knowing where you begin and I end. I never want to find myself in the dark, cold, without you, ever again." Here, he pressed a soft kiss to her lips. "I want all of you."
She smiled through her tears and nuzzled his neck. "You can take whatever it is that you fancy, Lancelot."
A smile broke out on the knight's face that could've lit the heavens. He captured her mouth in a sweet, beautiful kiss and laughed, lifting her until she was seated upon him, her hand on his chest.
"You are so wonderful," he whispered, sweeping her hair behind her ears.
Corin's twinkled as she gazed down at him contentedly, letting familiar voice wash over her.
"I don't know how I ever lived without you."
His rough hand wrapped around the back of her neck and brought her down to kiss him.
"Never leave me?"
She placed her hand over his heart.
And when they lay, sated and sweaty and still wrapped around each other, a few words were whispered into the cold, frigid night.
"I want to make you my wife, Corin."
She turned on her side and snuggled into her love. "Do you really?"
"Yes," he answered.
Corin smirked. "Are you sure you can devote yourself to one woman?"
"Of course I could!" he retorted indignantly.
"Well, that's nice," came the reply.
Lancelot sighed exasperatedly. "Will you marry me or not?"
"Well, now that you ask…" There was a thoughtful silence. "I'll have to think about it."
She laughed and sprawled herself across him once again, her legs straddling his waist. "Patience, knight, a woman must not be rushed into these things."
Frustrated, he spun over and pinned Corin beneath him. His eyes darkening, Lancelot's voice changed to a low, smooth timbre. "Marry me, Corin?"
The Greek priestess grinned. "I think I just might."
And then, she kissed him.
A/N: Oh I'm crying. Not because of the story, just because it's really sad to have to finish this. Oh. I hope you all liked it and I didn't disappoint you or anything. I realise this is a very short chapter, but nothing else was necessary. Please review and tell me what you thought.
One huge THANK YOU to all my readers and reviewers. You made this story possible. Thank you so much for your continuous love and support, it really kept me going. I wish I could put all your names here, but I have a tiny inkling that might take a long time. But you all know who you are. Thank you so much!
I hope everybody has enjoyed reading this story as much as I have enjoyed writing it. I really have. Out of the stuff I've written, this was my favourite. And such a learning curb. I really have loved it.
As far as my next story goes, I've decided to go with the Tristan/Isolde one. But she's sort of turned into an OFC. But there are Isoldey things in it. I haven't written much at all yet, and I like to have a firm ground before I start posting. But look out for it. I'm also thinking I might use a beta for my next one. Anybody interested? Not only for grammar, spelling, etc, but also to ask if an idea is good, to throw around ideas and to get some critique before I update the story. I've never really had a beta before, but it should be learning experience. Anybody interested? Email me or let me know in a review. I'd have to check you out, make sure I've read your stories and liked them, etc, but I'm not a harsh marker.
The final thing, I'm not sure if any of you have livejournals, but I've recently got one. So if you do have one, let me know, I would love to add you and keep in touch etc etc. That would be cool. You're all wonderful people. So the URL for it is on my profile.
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