A/N: sniff, Sadly, this is the very last installment of this story that you have hopefully come to love and enjoy as I have. sniff I would just like to thank all those wonderful, wonderful people who took time to let me know what they thought of my story. It means so so much to me. Along with my usual replies to reviewers of last chapter I would like to acknowledge all those who reviewed previous chapters. Thank you all for making this extremely enjoyable for me!

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vampirediva07: I don't know why you haven't seen it before, maybe the summary isn't eye catching or interesting enough. So I take it that you like this story then? I love reading stories when they are practically complete. COntinue it? I don't know, I'll have to think about it. I'm not sure about a sequel. I have this kind of phobia about continuing stories when characters are married off and have kids. I don't know, there just doesn't seem to be much room for a good storyline (not when I'm writing anyway). But, I will think about it, I promise. I seem to have this inability to write long chapters, i don't know why, I just seem to lose the plot and the story becomes farfetched and unrealistic. I am glad that you adore this story. I hope that you enjoy this final part.

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For all being loyal and helpful reviewers all through this story of mine. I know that this is a really long and probably boring author's note, but I only feel that it is right that I should thank all my reviewers.

Even though this is the end, I would still love reviews from all my past reviewers and from those who come by and read then leave. It still means so much to me!

Thank you all! Enjoy!


A Change Of Alliances


"What are you doing?" Briseis squealed happily as Achilles lifted her in his arms and carried her into the bed room to place her on the bed.

"Carrying my wife across the threshold," Achilles replied. At Briseis' puzzled look, he explained that it was a tradition in his country to carry the bride across the threshold.

"I can't believe that we are finally married," Briseis sighed contentedly. She held her hand up, examining the golden band that adorned her wedding finger. As a child she had never dreamed that she would one day marry the man of her dreams, she always thought that she would be a priestess of Apollo.

Achilles sat on the bed beside her and took her hand, rubbing his thumb over the ring. He wore a similar ring on his wedding finger.

"I can, I always imagined that I'd find someone to love, I just never expected them to be from a country I was supposed to be fighting against," Achilles laughed. Briseis laughed to. She leaned her head against his shoulder.

"Achilles?"

"Yes Briseis?"

"I…I…l….love you," she said slowly, stuttering a little. Achilles looked at her, with love shining in his eyes.

"I love you too," he replied. To prove what he had just said, he claimed her lips in a loving kiss. His hands wound themselves in her brown curls, pulling them from their pins which held them in place. Briseis wrapped her arms around his neck, and undid the tie holding his toga up.

Achilles stood, breaking the kiss, allowing the toga to fall to the ground. Briseis stood as well, and removed her own gown. She stood there shyly for a moment, as if embarrassed at her sudden nakedness, then threw herself at him, knocking him onto the bed, with her straddling his hips.

Achilles groaned when Briseis brushed her hot, wet centre against his growing arousal. Briseis revelled in the power that she now had over him. Seductively, she brushed against him again, eliciting another groan. Briseis repeated this man times until finally Achilles spoke.

"Please Briseis my love, this is torture," Briseis put on a sad expression.

"My poor baby, what can I do for you?"

"Please, you know what I want, what I need,"

"What's that?" Briseis asked, pretending to be confused, even when she knew all too well what he wanted.

"Ahh!" Achilles groaned. He placed his hands on hips and pulled her down on top of him, his arousal entering her.

"Yes," Achilles whispered. Briseis began to move, slowly at first, then faster and faster. Achilles met her with a thrust of his hips every time she hit a certain spot. Every move she made elicited a moan from both herself and Achilles.

"Achilles!" Briseis cried as she sailed down from the peak of pleasure she had just climbed to. Achilles thrust into her again then found his own release, calling her name as he emptied himself into her.

"I love you," Briseis panted as she rolled off him to lie by his side. He wrapped his arm around her and pulled her in close. She rested her head and her left hand on his chest.

"I love you too," Achilles whispered. He stroked her back until she fell asleep, then he too visited the land of dreams.


THE END
A/N: Ok, I know that was long, but if you made it far enough to be reading this, then you deserve and award, lol. I did not follow the true story line of the real Trojan war, for if that was what I followed, then Briseis would've already been married and have had nothing to do with Hector. I thought that I might put a little thing in here at the bottom sort of as a glossary, mainly on how to pronounce names (I struggled for ages with them) the information following each name is what they really were, not how they were in the movies or in my story. This information is from 'Greek Myths: Ulysses and the Trojan War' by Claybourne and Khanduri.
Achilles
(a-kill-eez) Son of Peleus and Thetis. One of the Greek leaders and their best soldier at Troy. Withdraws from the fighting after an argument with Agamemnon, but returns after his friend, Patroclus, is killed while pretending to be him. Kills Hector, and is killed by Paris. (a-eez) Son of Peleus and Thetis. One of the Greek leaders and their best soldier at Troy. Withdraws from the fighting after an argument with Agamemnon, but returns after his friend, Patroclus, is killed while pretending to be him. Kills Hector, and is killed by Paris.
Agamemnon
(ag-a-mem-non) King of Mycenae and brother of Menelaus. Commander of the Greek armies. Killed on his return from Troy by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. Odysseus meets him again when he visits The Land of the Dead. (ag-a--non) King of Mycenae and brother of Menelaus. Commander of the Greek armies. Killed on his return from Troy by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. Odysseus meets him again when he visits The Land of the Dead.
Andromache
(an-drom-a-kee) Hector's wife.
Apollo
(a-poll-o) God of the Sun, healing, music and the arts. Son of Zeus and brother of Artemis. Sends a plague on the Greek army after they steal Chryseis. Supports the Trojan side in the war. (a--o) God of the Sun, healing, music and the arts. Son of Zeus and brother of Artemis. Sends a plague on the Greek army after they steal Chryseis. Supports the Trojan side in the war.
Briseis
(briss-ay-iss) Achilles' servant girl, taken by Agamemnon to replace his own girl, Chryseis. This leads to an argument between the two men and Achilles' withdrawal from the fighting. (briss--iss) Achilles' servant girl, taken by Agamemnon to replace his own girl, Chryseis. This leads to an argument between the two men and Achilles' withdrawal from the fighting.
Clytemnestra
(kly-tum-nes-tra) the wife of Agamemnon and mother of Iphigenia, she kills Agamemnon on his return from the Trojan War. (kly-tum--tra) the wife of Agamemnon and mother of Iphigenia, she kills Agamemnon on his return from the Trojan War.
Diomedes
(dy-oh-mee-deez) One of the Greek leaders. (dy-oh--deez) One of the Greek leaders.
Eudorus
(u-door-us) one of Achilles' soldiers, a Myrmidon.
Hector
(hek-tuh) Leader of Trojan army. Kills Achilles' friend, Patroclus, and is killed by Achilles. (-tuh) Leader of Trojan army. Kills Achilles' friend, Patroclus, and is killed by Achilles.
Helen
(hell-un) Wife of Menelaus and lover of Paris. The most beautiful woman in the world. She had many admirers, including Odysseus, before her marriage. Menelaus starts the Trojan War after Helen runs away to Troy with Paris, who has been visiting Menelaus' kingdom. At the end of the war her husband takes her back. (-un) Wife of Menelaus and lover of Paris. The most beautiful woman in the world. She had many admirers, including Odysseus, before her marriage. Menelaus starts the Trojan War after Helen runs away to Troy with Paris, who has been visiting Menelaus' kingdom. At the end of the war her husband takes her back.
Menelaus
(me-ne-lay-us) King of Sparta, brother of Agamemnon, husband of Helen and one of the Greek leaders in the Trojan War. He declares war on Troy when Helen runs away with Paris. (me-ne--us) King of Sparta, brother of Agamemnon, husband of Helen and one of the Greek leaders in the Trojan War. He declares war on Troy when Helen runs away with Paris.
Nestor
(nes-tor) King of Pylos, and one of the Greek leaders in the Trojan War. (-tor) King of Pylos, and one of the Greek leaders in the Trojan War.
Odysseus
(o-dee-si-us), (also known as Ulysses (yoo-liss-ees) King of Ithaca, son of Laertes and Anticleia, husband of Penelope, father of Telemachus. He first tries to avoid joining the Greek army by pretending to be insane, but this fails. Becomes a great leader at Troy, renowned for his cleverness and cunning. Has the idea for the wooden horse which leads to the destruction of Troy and the Greek victory. It takes him many years to get home from the war and he has numerous mishaps and adventures along the way. On his return to Ithaca he has to defeat all of Penelope's suitors, who have taken over his palace in his absence. (o--si-us), (also known as Ulysses (yoo-liss-ees) King of Ithaca, son of Laertes and Anticleia, husband of Penelope, father of Telemachus. He first tries to avoid joining the Greek army by pretending to be insane, but this fails. Becomes a great leader at Troy, renowned for his cleverness and cunning. Has the idea for the wooden horse which leads to the destruction of Troy and the Greek victory. It takes him many years to get home from the war and he has numerous mishaps and adventures along the way. On his return to Ithaca he has to defeat all of Penelope's suitors, who have taken over his palace in his absence.
Paris
(pa-riss) Son of Priam and Hecuba. Brother of Hector, Polydorus and Cassandra. The Gods predicted at his birth that he would bring destruction to Troy, so his parents abandoned him on Mount Ida, where he was rescued by shepherds. Ordered by Zeus to choose the fairest of three goddesses Hera, Athene and Aphrodite, he picks Aphrodite. In return she promises him the most beautiful woman in the world as his wife. He returns to Troy and is welcomed by his parents. On a visit to Greece he falls in love and runs away with Menelaus' wife, Helen (the most beautiful woman in the world). This leads to the Trojan War, which eventually causes the destruction of Troy. Paris is not particularly brave during the war and is killed at the end when the Greeks invade the city. (-riss) Son of Priam and Hecuba. Brother of Hector, Polydorus and Cassandra. The Gods predicted at his birth that he would bring destruction to Troy, so his parents abandoned him on Mount Ida, where he was rescued by shepherds. Ordered by Zeus to choose the fairest of three goddesses Hera, Athene and Aphrodite, he picks Aphrodite. In return she promises him the most beautiful woman in the world as his wife. He returns to Troy and is welcomed by his parents. On a visit to Greece he falls in love and runs away with Menelaus' wife, Helen (the most beautiful woman in the world). This leads to the Trojan War, which eventually causes the destruction of Troy. Paris is not particularly brave during the war and is killed at the end when the Greeks invade the city.
Patroclus
(pa-tro-klus) Greek soldier, comrade and best friend of Achilles. Goes into battle instead of Achilles, and is killed by Hector. (pa--klus) Greek soldier, comrade and best friend of Achilles. Goes into battle instead of Achilles, and is killed by Hector.
Priam
(pry-am) King of Troy, husband of Hecuba, and father of Hector, Paris, Polydorus and Cassandra. (-am) King of Troy, husband of Hecuba, and father of Hector, Paris, Polydorus and Cassandra.
Zeus
(zyoos) King of the gods and father of the human race. Ruler of the sky. Married to his sister, Hera. Rules from Mount Olympus and often gets involved in human affairs. All-powerful.