Fallen Warrior

Disclaimer: All characters belong to Melissa Marr.

Time: Darkest Mercy

Characters: Niall and Irial

Genre: Friendship and Angst

Date Finished: April 22, 2011

Rating: PG

He used to ride without the fear of falling off his high horse.

He used to be the mighty Dark King.

No one could knock him off and no one dared to try.

But that was before the day that ended his mighty ride.

With a single blow, the warrior fell.

With a single blow, it all ended.

The fatal wound had been delivered. The awful deed was done.

The warrior's time was over. Even through this, he was smiling at the end.

The new King reached out to him. "Hang in there."

The fallen warrior looked him in the eye. "I always will."

The new King looked away. "You always were a jerk."

The fallen warrior grinned. "And you always were a loser."

The fallen warrior was carried away leaving the Dark King to carry on without him.