Disclaimer: I don't own The Inheritance Cycle

Author's Note: What's with me and The Beatles? Anyways, this is a songfic set to I Will by The Beatles. Hope you enjoy, Lennon Drop.

I Will

Murtagh rode up on Thorn with Galbatorix's head in his left hand. The sound of cheering people reached Murtagh's ears and he smiled. I'm finally the hero!

You've always been the hero, little brother, Thorn said.

As they drifted lower and lower towards the Varden, Murtagh saw Nasuada among the people cheering for him. This sight gladdened him the most.

Who knows how long I've loved you.
You know I love you still.
Will I wait a lonely lifetime
If you want me to I will.

They landed and Nasuada ran up to Murtagh and Thorn. "You've done it! You've finally done it! You've killed Galbatorix and set all of us free," Murtagh dismounted and she clasped his hand in hers. "You have no idea how much this means to me, to all of us!"

A smiled brushed his lips and he threw Galbatorix's head to the crows. "I have an idea." As he held her hands in his, all of the people around them seemed to disappear.

For if I ever saw you
I didn't catch your name.
But it never really mattered
I will always feel the same.

Love you forever and forever.
Love you with all my heart.
Love you whenever we're together.
Love you when we're apart.

Soon, even the scenery disappeared. They were standing together in an endless plain of white. Alone.

"Nasuada," he said, kneeling before her. "I was wondering…" the words stuck in his throat and he found himself unable to speak the words that he longed to.

Her white teeth flashed in a radiant smile. "I think I have an idea," she pulled him to his feet. "I think that you were about to ask me a question, a question that would change both our lives forever."

Murtagh cleared his throat, trying to relive it of a lump that was growing to the size of a dinner plate. "You're on the right track… Nasuada, will you marry me?"

And when at last I find you
Your song will fill the air
Sing it loud so I can hear.
Make it easy to be near you.

Nasuada smiled again. She stood on tiptoe and kissed him gently on the lips. "I will."

For the things you do endear you to me
You know I will.
I will.

MURTAGH! Thorn roared.

Murtagh was jolted out of his daydream and into the present. "What," he yelled.

You've been sitting there, thinking disgusting romantic thoughts for the last hour! Can you imagine what would have happened if Galbatorix saw those? The girl of your fancy would be dead faster than you can move! Thorn huffed. And I don't enjoy having to share those thoughts, either.

They're my thoughts, Murtagh snorted. And if you don't like them, you can but out of my head! You're lucky; at least Nasuada and I aren't actually married. Can you imagine the thoughts that I would think then? He raised an eyebrow.

Thorn stuck his tongue out like an insolent child. I try not to think about that. Anyways, the probability that you'll ever marry your lady-love is one in a million.

Don't remind me, Murtagh growled. He turned away from Thorn to look out of one of Urû'Baen's many windows. He inhaled deeply and murmured: "I will marry her. If it's the last thing I do."