Xqulth: Well, i miss you my loyal fans, more like, fan. Though there is only two of you. How disappointing.

Reiley: Your telling me.

X: ohmygod! Two chapters in one day on a new story!!!! YEAH!!! Oh, this is in the graveyard scene. Rei was avoiding the Motley Folk and the rest of the people. Srry if that bothers you but hey more chapters to come I promise!! I own Reiley and Sahana. Dusty is just my Muse.


For days, I avoided the camp, however, Meggie was sending me letters through a messenger bird. She said that Mo was becoming more and more like the BlueJay now. Also, that Mo and Mom had been fighting. A lot. That bothered me. I didn't want Meggie to have to loose Mom again. I had heard from rumor that the Adder looked very bad now. He apparently was kidnapping children, trying to lure the BlueJay in to fix his precious book. I had to laugh at that. The Adder couldn't cheat death for long. I would be there when he dies. Whether it be by book or by weapon, I will be there to see him fall hard.

Hello my friend, we meet again
It's been awhile, where should we begin?
Feels like forever
Within my heart a memory
A perfect love that you gave to me
Oh, I remember

I sat in the tree outside of the graveyard where people gathered. Mo was standing in the graveyard itself with mom. Meggie, Orpheus, Farid, and Ferngilio (AN Spell help!) were the only other faces I recognized. Walking towards the graveyard I saw everyone turn to look at me. I saw Meggie, Farid, Ferngilio, Mom, and Orpheus's confusion and Mo's understanding. Standing next to Mo I looked at the others.

"I'm gonna help him."

"No!" Mom yelled, "You can't."

"I can, I know the white women. I've died before mom. Besides, whats more tempting than one fire eater? Two." I said with a real smile. No one knew how little death bothered me.

When you are with me I'm free
I'm careless, I believe
Above all the others we'll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
My Sacrifice

I looked at Mo and nodded, snapping my fingers as mom walked out of the graveyard of the strolling players. The flames danced around me as my father called out to the white women. I whispered,

"Take us there, and we will make you a deal worth while, death."

After I said those words, we were wisked away to the white women. I knew by the familer feel of death that we had arrived. Laying in front of us, was Dustfinger, and on his chest, was a martin who turned to us and spoke.

"Welcome back, little firedancer, little shadow." I bit back a sarcastic comment.

"What do you mean 'shadow'?" Mo asked, almost as if he were afraid of the answer.

We've seen our share of ups and downs
Oh how quickly life can turn around
In an instant
It feels so good to realize
What's in yourself and within your mind
Let's find peace there

The martin cocked its head to the side, "You mean she hasn't told you? Your daughter hasn't told her dear, dear father, that she is the Robin Hood of this book?"

"No, she did not." Mo stated looking at me out of the corner of his eye. I glared at Death. You know the old phrase, 'You have to be able to look death straight in the face and tell it to fuck off'? Well, it was so very tempting.

"Is this not your friend that you were looking for?" Death said again.

"Yes, it is." I said and suddenly, Orpheus' voice filled the air. He had offered us as bait to bring Dustfinger back. However Death turned to me,

"You offered me a deal, little one. I am listening."

When you are with me I'm free
I'm careless, I believe
Above all the others we'll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
My Sacrifice

Mo turned to me, "What does it mean? What deal?"

I looked at the new form of Death, a bird, "What do you want?"

"The Adderhead. The Blue Jay has made him immortal. He is cheating me."

"I'll bring you the Adderhead. But I need Dustfinger back."

"Why? You are talented are you not?"

"Why not? Yes, I am talented, but its raw. Dustfinger's skill is much more refined than mine is."

"Three days you have. If you do not bring him here to me, you, my little firedancer, will come back, and with you shall be the Blue Jay, the fire-eater, and the Blue Jay's youngest daughter. That seems fair, does it not?"

"No." Mo spoke up.

I just want to say hello again
I just want to say hello again

I turned to Mo, and I knew he could see my plan forming in my mind if he tried, "Why not. It can't be that hard. The Adder is already looking for you to fix his stupid book."

"I will not let you gamble away our lives so you can have Dustfinger back." I was hurt. Did Mo think me that selfish? Had I become that selfish? What scared me the most was that I couldn't answer those questions.

"This isn't about me, Mo. This is about bringing the Adder down to our level. The BlueJay's and the Shadow's. The level in which we can beat him. Either he dies by those three little words, or I kill him. Either way, he will die." I saw the confusion and fear in Mo's eyes.

Death spoke up again, "What is your answer?"

"Three days." Mo said. He turned to Dusty's body, "How do we get him back?"

Death looked at me, "You know how. You remember the way back." Mo looked at me confused.

When you are with me I'm free
I'm careless, I believe
Above all the others we'll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
Cause when you are with me I am free
I'm careless, I believe
Above all the others we'll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
My Sacrifice, My Sacrifice

I walked to Dusty and knelt beside him. Brushing the hair from his forehead I whispered softly,

"Come on, Dusty. Come back. You still have work to do. We miss you and we need you." I smiled as I added, "I need you."

Slowly he opened his eyes and saw me. He touched my face, almost to see if I was real. I smiled and held his hand. Dustfinger groaned, "I got you out of here and now your back."

I laughed, "Just 'cuz your so irresistable." He chuckled and tried to get up. I swung his arm over my shoulder and looked over at Mo, asking for help silently. He came over and supported Dustfinger's other side. And with our sacrifices recorded, we walked back to the entrance to our world.

I just want to say hello again
I just want to say hello again

My Sacrifice.


X: I know the chapter sucked. Forgive me. However, I love the song. Last chapter it was Are You Ready by Creed and this chapter its My Sacrifice by Creed. Sorry, I love the song and the band and I'm just going off of the songs I like and yeah. Sorry. Read and Review.

Reiley: Please!!!!!!!!!

X: Yes and please, do not and I repeat NOT stalk my teachers to tell them this. They might fail this too.

Reiley: hahaha

X: Not funny.

Reiley: Actually, incredibly funny.