Making the Decision

"..Just love me, fear me, do as I say and I will be your slave." Jareth told Sarah.

Sarah hesitated, looking at the Goblin King, the man that had caused her so much trouble. "Why? Why do you speak of love for me now, yet not long ago you did nothing but attempt to kill me?"

Jareth wasn't expecting that, "You didn't actually think I'd let you die, did you Sarah? I knew that you would live, didn't think you'd get this far, but I knew you'd live. I was watching the whole time, if you were in any real danger I would've stopped it."

Sarah was slightly confused, "Okay….. but what about the bubble? Why are so keen on turning my brother into a goblin?" She took a step to him.

"Well…. Actually at first it was all about getting you to the Underground, and making sure you didn't get the baby; but then I actually grew slightly attached to Toby."

"What! That doesn't explain anything! I asked two things and you didn't explain one!" Sarah exclaimed, taking another step towards Jareth.

"Well the bubble was to try to throw you off track… and dance with you, see you looking for me…" Jareth didn't get a chance to finish.

"IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU'RE EGO ISN'T IT!" Sarah shouted and took two more steps to him, to where she was now less than a foot away from Jareth.

"No, it's all about you, Sarah." Jareth took a step, closing the space. "It's always been about you." He looked down at her.

Sarah gulped, then spoke in a whisper. "Why me?"

"Because you are you, and I am me." Jareth used the same volume.

Sarah chuckled. "Do you never answer questions?" Jareth took a breath to say something. "No, wait, I just have to ask the right questions right?"

"Yes, but that still doesn't mean that I'll answer you." He wrapped an arm around Sarah's waist, and pulled her into him. When she went with it, he was shocked, but took advantage of it by kissing her soundly on the lips.

"Jareth" Sarah whispered against his lips. She took a step back "I'm…. I'm not ready just yet. I am, I'm young, I have one more year of high school, I've had one boyfriend. ONE! I can't take eternity right now, but this isn't no. Isn't there a way to call or summon you, when I'm ready? Or when I need you?... Without you taking my brother?" Sarah looked up at him hopefully.

Jareth sighed, and looked back down at her. "Yes, just call me, and I'll come." He bent down and kissed her again.

"Wait! What to I say? Jareth!" He disappeared and she was back in her room. "I guess I'm just supposed to know… stupid man, never answers me." The clock struck midnight. It's nice to see a 12 hour clock again. Sarah thought as she went to check on Toby, who was now asleep in his cradle. She picked up Lancelot and placed him next to Toby. "Here I want you to have him now."

Smiling she turned and walked back to her room. Once she reached it, she ran and jumped on her bed. "Mmmmm bed." She sighed in her pillow and let dreams of a certain Goblin King fill her head