Labyrinth of love

By Tora Tama

I do not own Labyrinth or David Bowie's songs (within you).

Chapter One- Hidden feelings

She had never seen him so happy, not ever. As they spun around, a happily playful smile crossed the young blond mans face. He leaned in closer to the young woman, their lips almost touching…

"Damn! Why do I keep dreaming of him!?" the young woman wondered. His castle haunted her days, he her nights. Sarah could never figure out why she dreamt of Jareth; she did not miss him. Or so she told herself. She knew the real reason and refused to admit it. His deep, penetrating eyes had gotten to her, as had his last song to her. As soon as she thought on it, the scene came back as if it had been only yesterday…

As Sarah ran through the multi dimensional maze to find Toby, Jareth watched and sung to her; one of the most beautiful and heart- wrenching songs she had ever heard:

"How you've turned my world, you precious thing

You starve and near exhaust me

Everything I've done, I've done for you

I move the stars for no one

You've run so long

You've run so far

Your eyes can be so cruel

Just as I can be so cruel

Though I do believe in you

Yes I do

Live without your sunlight

Love without your heartbeat

I, I can't live within you"

As he sung, she stole glance after glance at him. The pain in his eyes was a burden on her own heart. She wanted to go and comfort him, but knew she had to get Toby.

Once she thought of this, the memory ran backwards to the ball…

Jareth had imprisoned her in a bubble world; an endless ball. Did he have to be there? Of course not, but he was. He looked sad until the two of them danced. As they danced, he seamed genuinely happy, and when she broke the dance, he was heartbroken. He did not look angry at her escaping nor did he look happy he had detained her.

These two incidents almost made her say yes when he asked her to be his queen. She was so close to saying yes, but Toby had to be saved.

When she said no, Jareth did the last thing she expected: bringing her back home safe and unharmed, along with Toby. Sarah had thought, that since he still had all his powers, he would have forced her to stay, but no, Jareth led her home. How could she not fall for the handsome king?

Her fathers voice brought her back to the present. She went down to the foyer where he and her stepmother where waiting for her.

"Sarah, you don't have plans for tomorrow evening, do you?"

"No, how long will you be gone?"

"Until twelve or so."

Sarah suppressed a gasp of horror and nodded. It was the first time they would be that late since her trip to the Labyrinth. She had to admit, she was more excited than scared.