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Once again. This is probably going to be really short. I'm sorry I missed my April deadline! D: I feel really bad about that.

This feels like its going to be a lot of fun to write as I changed my original idea for the chapter.

Warnings:: Ummm… how long have you people known me? Seriously. I shouldn't have to post warnings about stuff you should know by now is in my work ;3

Do try to enjoy everyone… Despite the shortness.

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'It feels almost as if he's trying to distance himself from me. He's been acting stranger and more defiant that usual this last week. I'm starting to wonder if he really wanted to be taken away at all… It almost breaks my heart to think that I'm being scorned again. Tossed aside for a world that doesn't even want him. I won't let those boys take him away from me. Although… this could be a fantastic opportunity for Toby… perhaps just once I'll do what HE wants.'


"Young Master Toby. Your presence is requested in the dining hall." Toby rubbed his eyes sleepily and groaned. Anissa had woken him from a particularly good dream and he wasn't in the mood to meet with anyone anywhere just yet. It was too early in the day for that.

"Am I needed right away?" He yawned.

"As soon as possible." Anissa nodded, her loosely curled blonde hair falling in her eyes. "His Highness says it's important." The brunette let out another low groan and fell back on his pillows. Last time Jareth had summoned him for something 'important' he wasn't able to walk properly for the better half of the day.

"Tell him I'll be down soon." He sighed. "And if he requests another ridiculous outfit tell him, from me, to piss off. And if he gives you hell about it tell him it's from me and that he has no business punishing you for my words."

"Thank you Young Master. I'll give His Highness your message right away." With that the blonde girl hurried out of the room and shut the door behind her, leaving Toby to stair up at his ceiling.

"What the hell could he want this time?" He mused out loud as he pulled himself out of bed and fumbled with his clothes, wondering for a moment if they were even necessary. As the teen made his way out of his room he was aware that there weren't as many people in the halls as usual. It must have been early. He stifled another yawn as he pushed open the doors of the dining hall and entered slowly. "You called for me?" He raised an eyebrow at Jareth who was seated at his usual place at the table.

"Good morning my dear." Though the words were spoken with a smile, Toby felt like there was something wrong. "You know Toby, I've been thinking about what you said last night. And I've decided on something." The brunette looked into the dual coloured eyes of his King with a hint of surprise.

"And what would that be?"

"I've decided to let you go and see your friends." Toby's eyes lit up with joy. "But there is one condition."

"What is it?" Knowing that he would get to go home and be in the arms of his friends again made his heart race and he was ready to go at that very moment.

"I will always be close by. No matter where you are. I'll be keeping an eye on you."

"Fine." Toby didn't give the condition a second thought and smiled at his King. "Thank you. You don't know how happy this makes me."

"Oh but I do Toby. I can see it in your eyes." Jareth stood and made his way over to Toby who, for once, didn't try to dodge a hug and a kiss from the older man. The teen nuzzled against his chest and smiled softly.

"Thank you."


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Ja, I know it was short but this is all just building up to the next chapter which I hope you'll like :3 I'm sure you will but I'm proceeding with caution.

That's all for now. I love you all so very much!

Blessings Be!


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