Disclaimer: None of the authors involved in this story claim ownership of Labyrinth or any of the characters originally found within.

Danika's Pre-Note: Just a warning to all of you lovely readers who are just beginning this story or are coming back for another reading, I will be slowly going through and editing all of these chapters. If, in the progress of your reading, you suddenly find that everything gets very… ugly, please know that I am working diligently in what (little) free time I have to smooth everything out.

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From: GlitterinKing637(a)crystalcast com

Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2008 12:15 pm

To: FairiesByte(a)yahoo com

Subject: Guess Who?

Dear Sarah,

I cannot help but wonder which will surprise you more, the fact that I have had an internet connection established in the Castle Beyond the Goblin City, or the fact that I was able to locate your email address? Not, mind you, that it was terribly original. Regardless, I felt that, after our little tiff eight years ago, it was high time that I took the first step towards making amends. Better man and all that.

Anyway, after giving it considerable thought, I would like to apologize for my part in the ordeal. Granted, you wished away your brother in the first place and then caused a great deal of damage to my kingdom in retrieving him, and of course I was only doing as you asked; still, I can't help but feel some small sense of responsibility. After all, perhaps I was a bit hasty taking away those three hours. And with the whole... setting the goblin army on you, thing.

I hope that you can accept my most humble apologies.

Yours with regards,

Jareth

The Goblin King

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From: FairiesByte(a)yahoo com

Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2008 1:00 pm

To: GlitterinKing637(a)crystalcast com

Subject: RE: Guess Who?

Dear Goblin King,

Okay... how did this make it to my inbox? I need to check my spam-filter settings.

I can be gracious and accept an apology. I am more than willing to accept your apology for taking the three hours, and the army, and even for the stuff you seem to have forgotten, like dropping me into an Oubliette, sending the Cleaners after me, and exposing me to the Bog of Eternal Stench.

But... before I do, I do feel inclined to point a few things out.

First of all, it's been eight years since I beat your Labyrinth. Eight whole years! Are you really telling me that, oh, your conscious suddenly bothered you badly enough that you decided to contact me about it all now? I thought, given your flare for the theatrics, the time frame would have more meaning. Thirteen years, perhaps, but not eight. Secondly, you decided to email me?? Not your usual, I would daresay. It seems like an awful lot of trouble just to contact me for an apology. Not that I'm complaining on that front, but I really figured you would go for something less mundane.

And third of all... do you really think I was born yesterday? It was your Labyrinth after all. You, of all people (or... whatever it is that you are), should know that I learned pretty quickly that nothing is what it seems. And, come on, since when have you been humble? Like... ever?

So... what's the catch?

Suspiciously,

Sarah Williams

P.S. For the record, I'm actually more surprised that there more than one 'GlitterinKing' addresses out there, so you obviously had to modify it and add a number.

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From: GlitterinKing637(a)crystalcast com

Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2008 2:06 pm

To: FairiesByte(a)yahoo com

Subject: RE: Guess Who?

Dear Sarah,

It is good to know that, in our combined worlds of tumultuous change, there are some things that will always remain constant. Your childish insistence on defying every word I say, for example. Ah, it's good to have something to rely on. Gives me a bit of a warm, tingly feeling.

But really, Sarah. When did you become so paranoid? It's not very becoming, I must say. However, being that I am a generous man, I will answer your questions in the order in which you presented them.

'First of all', I wrote you today because I was suddenly and forcibly reminded of you when I had a rather... unexpected visitor to my kingdom. On a completely unrelated note, Sarah, I would advise that, in the future, you keep your precious red book away from your little brother. Such mischief that scamp is capable of! (Oh and don't lose your head. It's only a rather poorly done piece of math homework that shall remain one of us forever.)

'Second of all', I felt that email was perhaps the safest way to contact you. I am well familiar with your temper, my dear, and visiting you in person did not seem like a terribly sound idea. I suppose I could have sent a goblin, but they're quite distractible and I know your penchant for sparkly, delicate objects. Finally, you would not believe the bugger of a time one has trying to get stamps in the Underground; especially since the recent price increase.

'Third of all', is it really so unbelievable that I might actually wish to make amends? Has it occurred to you that perhaps, after your victory, I have come to respect you? Perhaps would even like to get to know you a little bit? But then, I am certain that you have painted me the sulking, possibly even vengeful, sore loser. Or maybe you only reserve your exalted 'friendship' for the very ugly and stupid.

If that is the way you wish to behave, then by all means, continue to act the child. I would have hoped to have seen you mature at least a little in the past eight years.

Disappointed,

Jareth

The Goblin King

PS- I will have you know that I only added the numerals because they are the year of my birth.

And before you ask; BC.

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CAST

in alphabetical order

Jareth - DanikaLareyna

Sarah - MartiOwlsten

Danika's Note: Hey y'all! Having finally updated my chapter of Muck and being stuck at home due to a nasty stomach crud, I got bored. So it popped into my mind to set into motion a little experiment Marti and I had toyed with in the past. Above you will find an actual email exchange between Marti and myself, only taking on the characters of Sarah and Jareth, respectively. Neither of us has any idea what the other will write and so we have not a clue where this will eventually go. A simple email exchange between Sarah and Jareth does not leave terribly much freedom, so we are vaguely considering bringing other writers in as different characters. Mind you, this is a tentative thing and will be strictly controlled by Marti and myself (with due credit given, of course). If you would be interested in possibly participating, please send an email to FairiesByte(a)yahoo com (yes, I actually created Sarah's email addy).

Also, my apologies for the wonkiness of the email addresses. You know how this website hates 'em.