A.N- Hey guys Thanks for reading and be sure to review! I know you probably want me to update the day after I post a new chapter and for chapters to be longer, but I just can't do that right now. Not with my work load. I'm doing the best I can :)
3 months later...
Things have been really tense here in the palace. Briseis and Andromache are my only friends here now. Paris won't even look at me, and Hector is even avoiding me. Which I can understand. He has a wife and a child on the way. He can't be distracted by me. Andromache is starting to show. She's so excited. I try to be happy for her, but I resent her for it. The baby is going to chain Hector to her forever, and I don't know why that bothers me so much, but it does. I've turned into such a bad person.
The peace talks with Sparta are going well, and Priam is planning to send Paris and Hector. Everything is going like it suppose to, and the war is creeping closer and closer. I don't know what to do. Zeus hasn't payed me any visits lately thankfully. I'm just waiting for the Greeks to get here so I can win this thing. I've still been having the dreams. I feel like its a premonition. I'm seeing some of the war going on. Which makes sense.
Today I'm just taking a stroll around the palace not having anything else to do. I really miss my sisters and my niece. I think about them most of the time. I wonder what they're doing right now.
Across the Sea...
I couldn't help myself. I know I shouldn't fall in love with the enemy but Patroclus is just so perfect and I'm falling head first. He feels the same way. Alex thinks I'm stupid but I see how she cozies up to Eudorus when he's is really ironic since she's beautiful and he's a little rough, but Achilles and his men come and go. They're usually out conquering another army for Agamemnon. Patroclus is always here though..
I want to go home, but I want to take Patroclus with us.
Meanwhile in Troy...
I'm so miserable. It sucks here. Briseis was going to the temple and Andromache was doing something for Hecuba. So I'm just walking around the huge palace by myself. I came to a balcony that I've never seen. It really was a huge courtyard, with a statue of a God and it looked over the whole city. I leaned on the ledge and sighed.
"Is there something weighing on your mind my child?" I hear Priam say as he comes up beside me. I look over at him and nod.
"It's just that I feel like everything has gone wrong since what happened with Paris." I explain. He nods.
"Do you regret your decision?" He asks seriously. I shake my head no.
"No I don't. I love Paris like a brother." I tell him.
"Then don't feel bad about it. Paris is used to women falling at his feet. He's pouting like a babe. He'll come around eventually." He says then he walks away. A little while after while I get an idea. Maybe I can ride a horse to the beach! Its better than just standing around and pouting. So I headed to the stables. I got lost a couple of times but I eventually found my way there. I was greeted by a stable boy.
"What can I do for you my lady?" He asked politely. I smiled.
"Can you saddle me a horse please. I want to go riding!" I say happily. The boy nodded and went about saddling Aeton for me. I waited patiently off to the side. Thats when I could hear another horse coming in. I look over and it was Hector on Apollon. I quickly turned hoping he didn't see me, but it was too late.
"Rachel what are you doing here? Were you waiting on me?" He asked as he dismounted another stable boy took his horse. Hector came over to me.
"I wasn't waiting for you." I say trying to be as short as possible. I didn't want to come in between Hector and Andromache.
"Oh then why are you here?" He asked seriously. The stable boy brought Aeton over. I took the reins.
"I'm going out riding." I say mounting the horse. Hector came over and started to take me off. I fight it.
"You can't go riding alone." Hector said forcefully and sternly.
"You can't tell me what I can and can't do. If I want to go riding I will. Last time I checked Priam was still king." I said angrily. Hector recoiled at the last part. I immediately regretted it. I opened my mouth to say sorry but he beat me to the punch.
"Fine if you want to go then go." He said backing away from me this upset look on his face. I frown and ride out of the stables. The guards open the gate to the palace and I was off. Making my way through the busy Trojan streets. I didn't mean to be that hurtful. My heart ached.
When I got to the gate I looked up at the giant walls. I feel so small beside them. I rode out onto the sun. I looked up at the sky. The clouds were dark. A storm was coming. I continued riding until I was closer to the beach. I got off Aeton and walked up closer to the water and sat down. I kicked off my sandals and put my feet in the sand.
When I was a kid my family used to go the beach every summer. I remember playing in the water with Alexandria and building epic sandcastles with her. My dad used to help us fly kites. Those were some of the best summers of my life. We stopped going after Sydney was born. I guess they just couldn't afford it now that they had two kids and a newborn baby. Before Syd was born Alex and me were the closet sisters ever, but when Sydney came I got close with her. Alex never liked Sydney because she took the baby spot from her. Alex was the baby of the family until Syd was born and Alex didn't like that. Being the middle child is hard. As me and Sydney got closer Alex began to isolate herself from the rest of the family. Then she started getting into trouble. I blamed myself partially for it. Maybe if I hadn't pushed her away like I did maybe things would be different. Thats why I take Alex's snide comments and her ungrateful nature. I feel like its my fault she got into that situation. I sighed to myself thinking of things I couldn't change.
I could feel it start to drizzle but I didn't care. The cold drops felt good on my skin. I tilted my head back and let the rain fall on me. It started to pour. I got up and started to dance. My white dress clung to my skin as I danced around like an idiot. I started to laugh. It felt great.
"Are you mad?!" I heard a voice behind me. I whip around to find Hector standing there. I just stare at him. Then I start dancing again. I could hear him coming up behind me but I kept on dancing.
"Come inside before you catch your death!" He yelled over the roar of the rain. I pretended that I didn't hear him. Then I could feel his arms wrap around me trying to get me to stop. I fought him. I could feel his arm tighten around me and his chest against my back. I stopped and the only thing you could hear was the rain and our breaths. I leaned back into his embrace reveling in the feeling. I knew it was wrong but I just couldn't help myself. Hector buried his face into my neck and I put my arms on top of his. I sighed.
"Why do you do this to me? I ask Hector. He lifted his head and put his face next to my ear.
"Why do you do this to me?" He asked me. I pulled out of his embrace.
"I can't help it." I say quietly after a few moments of silence. Then I walk away towards my horse. I mount Aeton and galloped back to the city. I tried to hold it in but i just wanted to scream at the top of my lungs. I always knew life wasn't fair but I didn't know it could make you hurt this much.
When I got back to the palace I'm met by the stable boy. I hand Aeton over and I quickly make my way back to my room. On the way I saw Andromache. She waved to me, and I ignored her. Tears began to escape from my eyes. I quickly wiped them away. I was relieved when I saw my room. I sprinted the last few steps. I shut my door behind me. I couldn't hold it anymore. I started to cry. I leaned against the door and slowly slid down.
"Rachel! Are you okay?" I could hear Andromache say from the other side of the door. I didn't say anything. I prayed that she would just go away. She didn't. She tried to open the door but I pushed back.
"Let me talk to her." I heard Hectors voice. Then I could hear someone walking away.
"Rachel let me in." He pleaded with me. I stood up and tried to tidy up myself, but I was still soaked so it didn't work. I wiped away the tears and I opened the door. Hector stood there and he was soaked to the bone. It was funny seeing him without some kind of armor on. I don't mind it though.
"Hector we can't do this." I tell him quietly, but he doesn't respond. His smoldering eyes just tore right through me. I tried to look away but I couldn't.
"Hector thin-" I was cut off by his lips on mine. I was shocked as he wrapped his arm around my waist the other hand on my face. I melted into him. I kissed him like I have never kissed a man before. I wrapped my arms around his neck and pulled him closer. I could feel his chest through our wet clothes. You know how you're supposed to see fireworks when you kiss someone? Well it was like fourth of July.
Somehow we ended up on my bed and he was on top of me. I wrapped my legs around his waist and ran my fingers through his hair. I felt like a school girl. Like I've never made out before. His hands were all over and it sent this feeling all through me and I knew I was home.
"My lady!" I heard Priska's voice. We immediately untangle ourselves from each other. All three of us just looked at each other. I was so embarrassed. I just got caught making out with a married man!
"Hector can you give me and Priska some privacy please?" I say quietly. He nodded and left the room. I turned to her.
"Priska you can't say anything to anybody about this. It was honest mistake and I'll make sure it never happens again." I tell Priska. She just nods and smiles.
"My lady you can't stop it. I've seen the way you and Prince Hector look at each other. It reminds me of how my parents looked at each other. Don't worry I won't say anything." She told me. I listen carefully. So is it that obvious? I finally smile at her.
"Thank you Priska. You are a good friend." I say taking her hand in mine. She smiled. She pulled me into a hug. I hug her tightly thanking God for sending me a good friend.
Then there was a knock on the door. We both jumped. Priska hurried over to answer the door. She cracked it open. I couldn't see who it was. She then closed it and looked back to me.
"Its Hector. He looks worried." She said giggling. I nod.
"Let him in." I tell her. She let him in then scurried off to give us some privacy. He did look worried.
"Wipe that look off your face. Priska isn't going to tell anyone." I tell him jokingly. He smiled. He walked up to me and takes my face in his hands. I look up at him.
"I know this is wrong. I know I shouldn't feel this way for you. I have a wife. My own brother loves you and it will break him if he knows about us." He tells me while looking deep into my eyes.
"I know and I'm sorry." I say quietly ashamed of myself. I had come back to help this city, not complicate it.
"I didn't mean it like that. I know its wrong but I don't care, because I know we're meant to be together." He said quietly. He kisses me softly on the forehead. Then he was gone. I sighed. I had fucked up things royally.
A.N-There you go :) Please review!