Labyrinth 2- Toby's Little Oopsie
"Toby,", Sarah sighed, "how many more times can you hear this story before you get sick of it? You're almost 8 now.".
"Please Sarah? You're going back to New York in the morning, and who knows when you'll come back." He then stuck out his lower lip in a pout, which always worked on Sarah and he knew it.
"Very well," she laughed, "I'll tell it again." She told him of how she had wished him to be taken away by the goblins, not knowing that the story she had read so many times before was true, and how the goblin king had indeed came and taken Toby to his castle beyond the Goblin City. She told of her journey through the Labyrinth, and of all the friends she had made along the way. Toby's eyes began to droop and he soon drifted off to sleep. Sarah smiled down at the brother she had come to love so much more than she originally had.
She went back to her room, and for some reason, began to think of Jareth. She couldn't help but wonder what had become of him, and secretly wondered if he still loved her as much as he had claimed. Feeling a little guilty thinking it, she wondered what would have happened if she had in fact accepted Jareth's offer of all her dreams, asking only in return for her to love him, and fear him, and he would be hers. Having a king with untold powers in love with you is not a common thing, and she often thought of it. She looked in the mirror and noticed how much she had changed since her adventure in the Underground. Her hair was still long, dark, and beautiful, her eyes has deepened to a beautiful emerald green, and her body had definitely grown into that of a woman. She was 23 years old now, had just graduated from NYU with a major in drama. She wanted to be an actress like her real mother, not a boring housewife like her stepmother Karen. Karen and her had been getting along better over the years, but all she seemed to do anymore was shop and hang out with her friends, and not pay much attention to Toby as much as Sarah thought she should be doing.
Sarah got ready for bed, and laid in her old bed, reading a book, and after a while, there was a knock at the door. "Come in!" Sarah chimed. It was Toby, out of bed and rubbing his eyes.
"Can I lay with you for awhile? I woke up and I can't get back to sleep." Sarah answered that he could, ad he laid there for a moment, seeming to be thinking about something important.
"What's bugging you, Toby?" Sarah asked.
"Well, I thought of a way for you to not have to go back to New York…" he started.
"Yeah?" asked Sarah.
He looked at her, almost apologetically, then said, "I wish the goblins would come and take you away right now!" Before Sarah could even react, she felt herself being pulled away, she couldn't see where she was going, and she almost felt sick. She faintly heard Toby say "Oopsie…"