Chapter 1: Confessions

Hey hey, alright well this is our first fanfiction, we tried. we are quite big fans of Deltora Quest, both the book and the anime series (more the book). This is set after Deltora Quest 3, it is focused on Lief and Jasmine's new found feelings for eachother, but hings aren't as they seem and things slowly go from bad to worse. anywhoooo, enjoy and please R&R :) please be gentle with us.

DISCLAMER: WE DON'T OWN ANYTHING! :(

Lief and Jasmine watched as the sun set over the palace gardens. The sun's rays glistening over the pond into the faces of the young companions. Lief raised a hand to his forehead to block the reflection from his eyes.

"Beautiful, isn't it?" said Jasmine softly, as she took in the breathtaking sight.

"Are you happy Jasmine?" Lief asked cautiously.

"What do you mean, Lief?" she replied curiously.

"I know it's not where you always imagined yourself to be, but I just want you to know that nothing makes me happier then to have you here... with me"

Jasmine stared at him in awe. What had Lief meant by 'nothing makes me happier then to have you here...with me.' Was it possible; does this mean he felt the same way?She was snapped back to reality by the distant murmur she just made out to be her name.

"Jasmine?"

"Of course I'm happy here wi – Her voice seemed to failed her before she could finish. She looked up at his face, his eyes seemingly set on her. She could feel her face beginning to blush. "Lief I really am happy here with you. I couldn't imagine being here without you."

"R-r-really?" He said. A grin creeping across his face.

"Really." That same smile appearing on her face.

Lief put his hands around her slim waist, bringing them together into a tight embrace. Jasmine placed her hands around his neck, playing with his dark curls. He placed his forehead on hers and they were staring into each other's eyes lovingly. Without thinking about it, they both leaned in and kissed each other. Melting into each other's arms, their kissed deepened; it seemed as if the world around them had just disappeared.

They finally broke apart and together they collapsed under the oak tree in the garden. Lief put his arms around her shoulder and they leaned back against it. Jasmine nuzzled into him, listening to the slow beating of his heart.

"Jasmine...I need to tell you something." His heart began beating rapidly.

"What is it Lief?"

He leaned in so he was millimetres from her ear. "Jasmine." His voice was all but a slight whisper. "I love you."

She smiled into his neck and leant up so was closer to his ear. "Lief, I love you too."

Lief smiled and took her into a kiss and she melted into it. He lay down on top of her to deepen the kiss further. Jasmine's hands entangled themselves in Lief's soft, dark curls and he ran his fingers down her back.

After realising how long they had been sitting there they decided to make their way back to the palace. Lief offered her a hand up, she took it without question. Then they walked hand in hand back to the warmth of the palace.

Hope you enjoyed chapter 1, we tried ever so hard. more to be added soon. Don't forget to R&R we would love to hear your opinions and advice, as well as praise. Again hope you enjoyed it. :) O and C signing off, till next time.