Sarah sat at her vanity, crying softly her head in her hands. What had happend to her life? Yesterday morning she had woke up excited with presents waiting for her. Her life simply going along its normal routine. Her breath hitched as she glanced at the dress her mother had given her for her eighteenth birthday. She longed for her mother more in this moment than she had since her departure. She would surely have words of wisdom to give her. Sometimes she felt so lost without her. The feeling of loss deepend as her thoughts turned to her father. What he must think of her! Wishing away Toby, keeping secrets.
Perhaps her mother had been wrong not to tell him her true identity. Then again seeing his reaction perhaps not. She hoped that he would work through it. As many problems they had between them she loved him and wanted to him happy.
Sarah glanced at the figurine of the Goblin king and back again to her dress. Was this what her mother had been trying to warn her about? The Goblin King staking some sort of claim on her, declairing she would become his queen? Taking a tissue she wiped her eyes and blew her nose. she pulled her music box to her and wound it up. Knowing that the gift had come from Jareth didn't change the fact that it still brought her a sense of peace as she listened to its haunting melody.
Closing her eyes she let the memory of the song take over her mind. A memory that was fuzzy around the edges of dancing in a ballroom held close against the chest of the man who was turning her life upside down. Sarah smiled gently not missing the irony of him turning her life upside down. Had he not proclaimed her to have done the same thing hours earlier. Had it truely only been hours?
What did it all mean? It was true that she could feel a connection to him. Feel his mind brushing against hers in non threatening way as if to say, let me in wont you? There was something else as well, she could feel his presence right outside her door. It seemed so natural. She had the feeling that no matter where he went she would always be able to find him as though they were tied to together by some invisible string. There was a gentle vibrating to it softly leading the way to her door. Along the string some of the emotions he was going through made their way to her, confusion seemed to be the main one and she wondered at that.
Sarah could see him in her minds eye leaning, one foot on the ground the other keeping his balance on the she concetrated.
closing her eyes she could see the image much more clearly. She saw his head tilt to the side as if he realized she was watching his impossibly soft lips part to let a weary sigh pass. Lips that she had traced with her finger earlier that morning.
A heat began to pool in her middle and she cut off the thought before it could go further.
Shaking her head she stood and began to pace angry at herself and her body. A soft laugh skittered across her mind.
A fresh chill ran down her spine at the way her name rolled off his tougne. Even in her head his voice was sensual.
*Why do you fight when you feel how right this is in your heart? Come, let me in so I may see you as I speak.*
"Oh no." Said Sarah backing away her hands held up defenslessly. "You just stay on that side of the door for now and I will stay on mine. I don't need you in here right now messing with my head."
A chuckle. *Try and stop me kitten.* He challenged.
Taking another step backwards Sarah found herself bumping into a solid mass. She didn't even manage to gasp as two strong arms snaked around her middle and pulled her close. Her eyes closed against her will and her head leaned back to rest on his shoulder. She simply couldn't help herself. Could not deny the truth in his words when he claimed they were soul mates. She didn't want to believe him and she didn't trust him, but in his embrace all tension and confusion drained away until she was left with nothing but the feeling of contentment. Was it so wrong to want a respite from the emotionl turmoil going on inside her. Was it so wrong to want to forget, however temporailry, the way her father had looked at her before storming out. To forget the desperation on her mothers face as she dissapeared from her life? Sarah thought it might be but those thoughts too melted away as she felt Jareths chest rise and fall behind her. She closed her eyes and relished the feeling of his breath warm against her neck. A sweet sigh managed to escaped her parted lips.
The Goblin Kings feelings mirrored her own and he reveled in the feeling which he had waited so long for. How perfectly she fit into his arms. Something inside of him cried out joyoulsy at her surrender. He was complete for he had his mate at long last. The sacrafices, the waiting, the endless bordom when he thought surely he would give in and follow his siblings into oblivion. All of it had been worth the price. Just to hold her in his arms.
He heard her sigh and could do nothing but lower his head to nuzzle her neck.
"My Sarah." He whispered inhaling her scent deeply and ingrainig it forever into his unfailable memory.
Sarah's eyes snapped open and she nearly jumped out of Jareth's arms. He didn't even have a chance to try and stop her, so unexpected was her departure.
A low growl from Jareth had Sarah taking another step back and wringing her hands. "Uh...I..." She stammered. Sarah could feel the anger rolling off of him through the new link they shared and it frightened her. It hadn't been her intention to anger him but she couldn't allow herself to be swept away, regardless of how much her body cried out for his touch. Sensing her discomfort Jareth managed to rein in his frustrations at her rejection. "I have to get ready for school." Sarah manged lamely backing slowly towards the bathroom. "yeah uh school." Jareth shook his head in amusment. "On a sunday?" He said smiling. "I may be somewhat out of practice with every day human life but the last I heard Sunday was a day of rest."
Looking towards the bed his smile broadend. "So how about we rest hmm?"
Eyes going wide with panic Jareth had to stiffle his laughter. She was simply adorable looking like a deer caught in the headlights.
"I, yes of course Sunday." She managed at last.
Taking a seat at her vantity Sarah motioned for Jareth to do the same on her bed. He did so curious as to where this was heading. The only sound was the ticking of a clock as they sat in silence for a long while. Sarah had questions to ask but had no idea where to begin. Jareth was content for the moment to simply drink in the sight of her. Cheeks flushed she would open her mouth only to close it again quickly.
"Why me?" She asked at long last. "Why did you pick me?"
"It was not a matter of picking you, lover, you were made for me. In the literal sense."
Sarah rolled her eyes and huffed. "Yeah sure. Listen I can't deny the truth in your words when you say we are connected, I can feel it, but, I just don't understand it." Running a shaky hand through her hair she continued. "Who am I? I'm no one of any consequence really. It's true that I technically come from the underground but what do I know of there other than the snippets my mother has told me and what little time I experianced myself? Why me and not some beautiful all powerful queen of the underground?"
Standing up it took Jareth two strides to reach her side where he kneeled down in front of her. He gently lifted her chin to meet his face. "You are a queen." He stated gently. "MY queen."
There was no mistaking the possesion in his voice as he 'my'. Sarah looked out the window with longing. It was a beautiful sunny day and she could hear birds chirping merrily ignorant to her situation. How she wished to be one of those birds.
"Help me understand. I'm sure I couldn't get away from you if I tried," A low hiss escaped Jareth's clenched teeth at the thought. Seeing her hesitation and fear he quickly gave her a smile and nodded his head for her to continue.
In a voice not much louder than a whisper she said "To be honest I'm not sure I want to." That hadn't been what she meant to say but she knew it was the truth. Peering at his face through a curtain of her hair, she could see no signs of moking or teasing to come. Instead she saw a flash of joy before he schooled his features to become neutral once again. This gave Sarah a little more confidence.
"I just need to fully understand this whole thing." she said. "No teasing just the facts the truth. Why me?"
Taking a moment to gather his thoughts Jareth thought back to all the days he had spent fantazing about this moment. He thought then that i would be difficult to open himself up, to tell his soul mate his origins and the inter workings of his mind. He knew it would only be right to be forthcoming and honest, to share with her things he could with no other. Being the way he was he was naturally closed off he hadn't been sure it would be possible afer being so isolated and withdrawn his entire existance. But in her presence he felt no reserves wanted, no, needed, to share with her all that he was.
"In the begining, when the earth was still savage and the two realms were one, I was alone..."
In the shadows outside of Sarah's home a man stood as still as a statue. A look of pure hatred consumed his beautiful features. Any one passing would have been instantly struck frozen with terror, but he was well hidden as he had been for countless centuries. No one knew of his existance, not even the all knowing mighty Goblin King. He sneered looking away from the house and caught sight of a man walking towards him. The man he had been waiting for.
This man had his hands thurst deep in his pockets and his face was pinched with sorrow. Comletely ignorant of his surroundings Robert walked slowly a thousand thoughts swirling through his head. He, like the rest of the world was completely unaware of the dangerous being up ahead, but that would soon change. Stepping out of the shadows the stranger placed himself directly in the man's path.
"Robert isn't it?" He said as a knowing smirk crossed his features.
Well thats it for now. Terribly sorry about the rediculous amount of time that has passed since I last updated. But don't fret I'm back!
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